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  • Stock Market Falls Over Fiscal Cliff (Down 312 Yesterday - Down 121 Today)

    11/08/2012 3:18:30 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-8-2012 | PhilStockWorld
    Stock Market Falls Over Fiscal Cliff Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012Nov 08, 2012 - 01:37 PM By: PhilStockWorld Down 312 points yesterday. (121 again today) That's a hefty sell-off and we'll see if we get some follow-through but we pretty much hit our downside targets on the head in a single day as I said to Members in yesterday's Morning Alert: About 13,000 on the Dow. 1,400 on S&P, 2,980 on the Nas, 7,950 on NYSE and 800 on the RUT are about the lows we have to hold – all seem like good spots to go long to me...
  • Christie: 'I wouldn’t call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama'

    11/08/2012 3:16:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/8/12 | staff
    NJ Gov. Chris Christie responds to Republican critics of his last-minute praise of President Obama's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one week before the presidential election.
  • Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss

    11/08/2012 3:14:29 PM PST · by Arthurio · 171 replies
    Mitt Romney's campaign got its first hint something was wrong on the afternoon of Election Day, when state campaign workers on the ground began reporting huge turnout in areas favorable to President Obama: northeastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida and Miami-Dade. Then came the early exit polls that also were favorable to the president. But it wasn't until the polls closed that concern turned into alarm. They expected North Carolina to be called early. It wasn't. They expected Pennsylvania to be up in the air all night; it went early for the President. After Ohio went for Mr. Obama, it...
  • CBO: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Trigger Recession (Oh well! America asked for it)

    11/08/2012 3:10:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/8/2012 | COREY BOLES
    The fiscal cliff would drive the U.S. economy back into recession next year and result in a jump in the jobless rate to 9.1% by the end of 2013, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office said. The CBO said economic output would drop by 0.5 percentage point in 2013 if Congress fails to act to avert the tax increases and spending cuts put in motion by an earlier deficit agreement. But the CBO added the U.S. economy would in the longer run return to better growth rates and lower employment. The CBO, the independent budget arm of Congress,...
  • Nor’easter ‘kicks us while we’re down’: stories from the storm

    11/08/2012 3:07:10 PM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Yahoo News - The Lookout ^ | 11/8/12 | Tim Skillern
    Just as utility companies in the Northeast fixed power lines and some residents regained heat and electricity, another powerful storm rocked the New York area on Wednesday, sparking fears that the region could again plunge into darkness and freezing temperatures. Yahoo! News invited residents to share their short anecdotes and photos from the nor'easter. Here are some excerpts.
  • U.S. Amb. to Saudi Arabia: U.S. Foreign Policy Will Change After Obama Victory

    11/08/2012 3:05:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard, ^ | 11/8/12 | Daniel Halper
    The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Smith, told the Arabic news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat that American foreign policy will now change after President Barack Obama's reelection. Smith made the comments at an election night party at his residence. Ambassador Smith "stressed the desire of President Obama to resolve a number of foreign issues, most notably restoring negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides, responding more strongly to Iran, and working with allies to end the Syrian crisis, (Snip) The ambassador appears not to have elaborated further.
  • Superstorm Sandy: FEMA Trailers May be Used to House Homeless

    11/08/2012 3:02:54 PM PST · by count-your-change · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 11/6/2012 | ANTHONY CASTELLANO
    FEMA has already dispensed close to $200 million in emergency housing assistance and put 34,000 people in New York and New Jersey in hotels and motels. Still, city and state officials have not laid out an official plan with specifics to move the homeless into long-term housing in an already congested area.
  • Boehner Exclusive: Raising Tax Rates 'Unacceptable' but Will Put New Revenue on Table

    11/08/2012 3:02:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    abc news ^ | 11/8/2012 | By JOHN PARKINSON
    Raising tax rates is "unacceptable" to House Speaker John Boehner as he prepares to open negotiations on the looming "fiscal cliff" with the president and congressional Democrats, he told "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer today in an exclusive interview. "Raising tax rates is unacceptable," Boehner, R-Ohio, said in his first broadcast interview since the election Tuesday. "Frankly, it couldn't even pass the House. I'm not sure it could pass the Senate." That stance could set up a real showdown with the White House given that the president has said he would veto any deal that does not allow tax cuts...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 8,2012

    11/08/2012 2:59:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 8,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Rumor Has It We're Sending Humans Beyond The Moon

    11/08/2012 2:52:51 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    TBI ^ | Dina Spector
    Rumor Has It We're Sending Humans Beyond The Moon Dina SpectorNov. 8, 2012, 3:55 PMNASA. The Orion capsule will carry astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before President Barack Obama is still in power, which is good news for NASA, whose budget, strategy and missions may have been revised under defeated Republication presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Space policy expert John Logsdon told Space.com's Mike Wall that plans to send humans to the far side of the moon have already been approved by the Obama administration, but were kept hush-hush in case Romney won Tuesday night's election. The plan...
  • Here's How Israel Thinks It Could Attack Iran Without Setting Off WW3

    11/08/2012 2:52:14 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    business insider ^ | 2 days after death of our nation | David Patrikarakos
    Israeli military leaders have conducted a war game simulating a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, three days after the US Presidential elections. They concluded such an operation could be pulled off without plunging the whole region into war. Iranian experts disagree. David Patrikarakos reports. On the 24 September at Israel’s National Institute of Security Studies, an obdurately dull building off a main road in Tel Aviv, three dozen men and women drawn from the top echelons of Israel’s political and military elite met to play a war-game, the outcome of which could help decide whether Israel goes to war with...
  • Boehner: ‘Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land’

    11/08/2012 2:46:03 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    As ABC News reports, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has confirmed that the House GOP will no longer attempt to repeal Obamacare. When asked about the future of the health care reform law, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”
  • Washington voters approve gay marriage [Traditional Marriage Supporters Concede]

    11/08/2012 2:29:15 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/8/12 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Voter returns released since election night show Referendum 74 has maintained its lead. Opponents conceded the race Thursday, while supporters declared victory a day earlier.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, November-8-2012

    11/08/2012 2:25:19 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 76 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • The Election and the Right [Good Analysis With The Stats We Have Now]

    11/08/2012 2:14:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/8/12 | Yuval Levin
    As we seem to be well into the “if only they had done what I would have done” stage of post-election analysis, I’m happy to admit that I believe that if the Romney campaign had offered a more coherent agenda and case regarding our economic predicament and positioned it within a broader argument about the nature of American life they could well have had far more success... First of all, the figures we have so far (even acknowledging that the exit polls were incomplete and imperfect, and that there are still some votes here and there to be tallied) suggest...
  • Hours after election, White House supports U.N.’s global ban on Guns (Glenn Beck)

    11/08/2012 1:58:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 11/8/12 | Glenn Beck
    Just a few hours after being re-elected, President Obama encouraged the United States to support new United Nations discussions on a global treaty regulating guns and the gun industry. Supporters of the treaty believe the talks collapsed in July due to the campaign and Obama’s fears that Romney could use it against him. Now that the President has four more years in office, the White House is ready for the discussions to begin again. “While everybody is saying, you know he’s going to compromise. He’s going to get together with the Democrats and the Republicans, he’s going to reach across...
  • The Unmitigated Disaster Known As Project ORCA (GOTV failure)

    11/08/2012 1:47:30 PM PST · by jocon307 · 33 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 11/08/12 | John E.
    What is Project Orca? Well, this is what they told us: "Project ORCA is a massive undertaking – the Republican Party’s newest, unprecedented and most technologically advanced plan to win the 2012 presidential election." Pretty much everything in that sentence is false. The "massive undertaking" is true, however. It would take a lot of planning, training and coordination to be done successfully (oh, we'll get to that in a second). This wasn't really the GOP's effort, it was Team Romney's. And perhaps "unprecedented" would fit if we're discussing failure.
  • Despite election losses, GOP Sen. Cornyn poised for promotion

    11/08/2012 1:35:19 PM PST · by Arthurio · 20 replies
    (CNN) - Despite a disappointing showing by Republican Senate candidates on Election Day, the man who spearheaded the GOP Senate election effort is poised to take the number two position in the party's leadership behind Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, several GOP aides told CNN. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is expected next Wednesday to be elected by members of the Republican caucus to become the Minority Whip. He will replace retiring Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona. His promotion was essentially solidified Thursday after potential rival Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, who as Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference is...
  • California Unprocessed Ballots Report (Over 500,000 uncounted votes from only 7 counties)

    11/08/2012 1:32:40 PM PST · by Strategerist · 3 replies
    During each election cycle, hundreds of thousands of ballots are not counted on Election Day. Elections officials have approximately one month to complete their extensive tallying and certification work (known as the official canvass). Most notably, voting by mail has increased significantly in recent years and many vote-by-mail ballots arrive on Election Day. In processing vote-by-mail ballots, elections officials must confirm each voter's registration status, verify each voter's signature on the vote-by-mail envelope, and ensure each person did not vote elsewhere in the same election. Other ballots that are processed after Election Day include provisional ballots (processed similar to vote-by-mail...
  • Should Allen West concede?

    11/08/2012 1:31:32 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 104 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Nov. 8 , 2012 | Opinion Staff
    What do you think? Should Allen West concede? Take our poll and/or leave a comment.
  • Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. 'far gone'

    11/08/2012 1:30:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government. "We're so far gone. We're over the cliff," the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" program. "We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things." The video can be seen at http://www.bloomberg.com/video/ron-paul-on-fiscal-cliff-and-vows-to-compromise-MYkAiqYBTaiHwXZL9Tvxkw.html. Read more: Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. 'far gone' - Washington...
  • RIM Reportedly Cuts 200 Jobs In Irving, Texas Office (4,800 more coming)

    11/08/2012 1:26:38 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/8/2012
    Research in Motion yesterday laid off about 200 people at its U.S. headquarters in Irving, Texas, the Dallas Morning News is reporting. RIM confirmed that there were layoffs in Irving, the story says, but would not say how many jobs were cut. According to the newspaper, RIM denied that it has plans to close the Irving office, which according to the story had about 700 employees before the recent cuts. The story says that according to a source, most of the job cuts were to call center staff. Update: Here’s RIM’s official statement on the situation: RIM is on target...
  • Boehner pivots on taxes after Obama win

    11/08/2012 1:22:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | november 8, 2012 | Russell Berman and Erik Wasson
    In the wake of the GOP’s disappointing election, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday signaled a willingness to accept higher tax revenues as part of a deficit cutting deal. The fast-approaching deadline to stop a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts left Boehner and other leaders with little time to digest Republican Mitt Romney’s defeat on Tuesday. Leaders on both sides of the Capitol moved swiftly to stake out their positions on the fiscal cliff, with Boehner calling for a “down payment” that would lead to a farther-reaching pact in 2013 and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) saying...
  • Source: Allen West Now Leads Initial Vote Count in One Fla. County

    11/08/2012 1:15:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Rep. Allen West is leading by more than 300 votes in Palm Beach County, Fla., a hopeful sign for the Tea Party favorite fighting for his political life after Tuesday’s election, a source told TheBlaze. No winner has been declared in the congressional race between the Republican West and his Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy, though Murphy had a 2,456-vote lead in the unofficial vote total. But a Republican observer who has been monitoring the counting process said West pulled ahead in Palm Beach County on Thursday as the initial count continues. Ballot printing errors led to ballots that could not...
  • Digital Socialism, Atomic Capitalism

    11/08/2012 1:08:23 PM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 17 replies
    As it should & ought to be... ^ | 8 November 2012 | Morgan Warstler
    If someone invented the ability to copy food, or copy oil, there would be riots in the streets if everyone couldn’t have all the food and oil they wanted. And today, with MASSIVE political upside to conservatives: We can promise the have-nots ALL the movies for FREE. We can promise them ALL the video games for FREE. We can promise them a copy of EVERY song for FREE. We can promise them a copy of EVERY single college course taught at an Ivy League school for FREE Conservatives should & ought to do this. We should do this because the...
  • What Happened in Ohio (correct but unwittingly hilarious)

    11/08/2012 12:51:50 PM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7 November 2012 | Matt Meyer
    Over the next few days, I will cover a variety of issues I believe explain what happened in Ohio in 2012. The first issue starts at the very beginning of the process in Ohio. Now, it is always tricky to extrapolate primary data to general-election data, but I believe two data points, discussed below, from Ohio’s primary foreshadowed problems for Republicans and in the base with Governor Mitt Romney. First, in the 2008 fully contested Democratic primary between Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama, 2,386,945 Ohioans cast ballots. Remember, Ohio has open primaries where voters select either a Democratic...
  • Israel Pitches In With Disaster Relief After Hurricane Sandy

    11/08/2012 12:41:17 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel 21c ^ | November 8, 2012 | Abigail Klein Leichman
    Israel Pitches In With Disaster Relief After Hurricane SandyMembers of various NGOs put Israeli knowhow to work, getting food, fuel and other supplies to emergency workers and victims.New York --- When ISRAEL21c spoke with Israel relief volunteer Joel Leyden in New York yesterday, he had just received a phone call from the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management on New York’s Long Island. “They confirmed that there is a police escort waiting to bring in Israel Flying Aid’s delivery of fuel, which will go to county hospitals to be dispensed to doctors and nurses so they will be able to...
  • Hawker Beechcraft sheds more jobs

    11/08/2012 12:12:09 PM PST · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    AOPA ^ | 11-8
    Layoff notices will be sent to about 410 Hawker Beechcraft employees, as the company plans to close facilities in three locations and shut down its business jet production. The Wichita Eagle reported that 60-day notices will be issued Nov. 9 to affected employees in Wichita, Kan., where the company is based, along with Little Rock, Ark., where the last of the Hawker business jets are being completed. Job cuts will also be made in San Antonio and Mesa, Ariz., the Eagle reported, quoting from a letter to employees signed by CEO Steve Miller and Chairman Bill Boisture:
  • Ashley Judd for Senate?

    11/08/2012 12:11:28 PM PST · by Bratch · 46 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 8 Nov 2012 | William Bigelow
    Henry Clay. Daniel Webster. Ashley Judd? Yes, there are actually Democrats in Kentucky so eager to get rid of Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell that they would support putting Ashley Judd up as the Democratic Senator for Kentucky.U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd District, said: “If you had an Ashley Judd-McConnell race, I think it would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown… The money would pour in here as soon as she entered the race.” Former Auditor Crit Luallen said that Judd would be “an attractive candidate.” Some supporters of the idea say such a race could...
  • Minus 12: Obama Calls UnitedStates ‘A Former Colony’

    11/08/2012 12:08:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/8/12 | Patrick Burke
    In his re-election victory speech on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama referred to the United States as a singular “former colony,” when the United States was actually composed of 13 separate colonies prior to gaining independence from the British. “Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward,” said Obama, which was the first sentence of his remarks in Chicago, Ill. Before the United States won its independence from Great Britain with the Treaty of Paris in 1783,
  • Mitt Romney planned Boston Harbor fireworks show that was scotched by election loss

    11/08/2012 11:55:22 AM PST · by Arthurio · 53 replies
    Mitt Romney had planned to celebrate his election as the nation’s 45th president with an eight-minute fireworks display over Boston Harbor. The same company that does some of the illuminations for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration was poised to ignite fireworks within view of Romney’s party at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center to celebrate a win over President Obama. A permit filed with the City of Boston said the detonation could occur any time between 7 p.m. Tuesday, just after the first polls closed, and 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, which ended up being just before Romney conceded the race.
  • Obama to visit Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand

    11/08/2012 11:54:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/8/12 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar and Cambodia when he travels to the Asian nations later this month. The White House says Obama will also visit Thailand. The trip comes less than two weeks after Obama's re-election. Obama's trip to Myanmar marks the culmination of a dramatic turnaround in the country's relations with Washington. Myanmar, also known as Burma, has shifted from five decades of ruinous military rule and shaken off the pariah status it had earned through its bloody suppression of democracy. The president has suspended sanctions to reward
  • This is emblematic of the challenge: Obama Overwhelmingly Won Asian-American Vote

    11/08/2012 11:49:15 AM PST · by only1percent · 68 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 8, 2012 | Shane Goldmacher
    President Obama carried 73 percent of the Asian vote on Tuesday, continuing a two-decade-long march of Asian-Americans toward the Democratic Party in presidential politics. Obama improved his performance among Asian-Americans more than among any other ethnic group between 2008 and 2012, according to exit polling. His support in the community jumped 11 percentage points, from 62 percent in 2008. The 73 percent support that Obama garnered was the highest since national exit polls began tallying the Asian vote, and it marked the fifth straight presidential election in which the Democratic nominee attracted a greater share of the Asian-American vote. President...
  • Virginia store closes for a day to 'mourn the loss of America'

    11/08/2012 11:38:32 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | By David Sherfinski
    Virginia's 13 electoral votes went to President Obama for the second straight election, and the proprietor of a store in the south central city of Bedford is not hiding his dismay. Lyons Jewelers hung up multiple signs on the windows of the shop indicating the shop would not be open for business Wednesday, including one saying the store was closed to "mourn the loss of the America that our forefathers endowed to us," WDBJ reported. "Lyons will reopen tomorrow to continue the fight against a president who seeks my demise" and "Shame on VA & USA" read two other signs....
  • Did Facebook Give Democrats the Upper Hand?

    11/08/2012 11:36:32 AM PST · by missycocopuffs · 11 replies
    You didn't know it at the time, but when you logged into Facebook on Election Day, you became a subject in a mass social experiment. You went about your day, clicked around Facebook, and you may have voted. Now your behavior is data that social scientists will scrutinize in the months ahead, asking one of the core questions of democracy: What makes people vote? If patterns from earlier research hold true, the experiment's designer James Fowler says that it is "absolutely plausible that Facebook drove a lot of the increase" in young-voter participation (thought to be up one percentage point...
  • Iran fired at US drone, Pentagon says (Nov. 1)

    11/08/2012 11:34:21 AM PST · by Raebie · 76 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Fosx News
    Iran has fired at a U.S. drone, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. The incident occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET, Pentagon spokesman George Little said. He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting "routine surveillance" when it was "intercepted" by Iran. He said the drone was not in Iranian airspace.
  • A Few Things I Never Want to Hear Again

    11/08/2012 11:31:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 8, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    Tired. That is my overriding sensation as I write this. How to bang one's first impressions of hell out on a keyboard? Let us begin a new day, in a new world, with a first principle of sorts -- in this case, a negative principle. Here is a short list of words or turns of phrase that I never want to hear again. (1) "America is a center-right country." Center and right are entirely relative terms. The "center" between Lenin and FDR, for example, is very far to the "left" of George Washington. And political self-identification is a meaningless standard...
  • Low turnout--evangelicals sat it out?

    11/08/2012 11:29:45 AM PST · by fifedom · 93 replies
    Powerline ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Steven Hayward
    Romney may underperform (or barely match) in turnout the listless McCain in 2008. According to exit polls Romney won white evangelicals by a four-to-one margin—as high or higher than George W. Bush in 2004. Could it have been that many evangelicals couldn’t bring themselves to vote for a Mormon, and simply stayed home?
  • Ron Paul: "Election shows U.S. 'far gone'"

    11/08/2012 11:27:49 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/8/2012 | Stephan Dinan
    Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government. "We're so far gone. We're over the cliff," the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" program. "We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things." The video can be seen at http://www.bloomberg.com/video/ron-paul-on-fiscal-cliff-and-vows-to-compromise-MYkAiqYBTaiHwXZL9Tvxkw.html.
  • Napolitano floated for attorney general

    11/08/2012 11:18:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 11/8/12 | Paul Bedard
    The second term game of Obama cabinet musical chairs kicked into high gear Thursday when Attorney General Eric Holder suggested that he might leave soon. He would join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Tim Geither and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on the exit list. Names immediately surfaced of those who might replace Holder including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has steered her department through controversial issues and come out generally unscathed. Senate sources said that she would be a good pick for Obama since she has years of experience in the area and is
  • Benghazi documents available to senators only when they are out of to

    11/08/2012 11:02:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11/8/12 | Josh Rogin
    Under pressure from senators, the State Department is allowing some lawmakers to look at cables and other documents related to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, but only today and tomorrow, when most senators are not in Washington. Congress is gearing up for a full week of Benghazi-related hearings next week, including a Nov. 13 hearing behind closed doors of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led by Chairman John Kerry (D-MA). Kerry has written two letters to the State Department requesting congressional access to information and documents related to the circumstances
  • Forgotten by FEMA: Volunteers step up in storm-ravaged NYC borough

    11/08/2012 10:58:43 AM PST · by tobyhill · 39 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/8/2012 | By Perry Chiaramonte, Joshua Rhett Miller
    Volunteers and disaster victims have taken rescue, recovery and security into their own hands on New York's storm-ravaged borough of Staten Island, where they say FEMA has forgotten them. Already without power for more than a week in the wake of superstorm Sandy, hard-hit residents of the borough's South Shore braved a nor'easter Wednesday night, many -- perhaps hundreds -- huddling in condemned homes and ignoring orders to evacuate out of fear looters would take what little Mother Nature has left them. "FEMA packed up everything yesterday and left the area," said MaryLou Wong, whose home in the Midland Beach...
  • OH NO: The Stock Market Is Tumbling Again, And It's Right On The Infamous 200-Day Moving Average

    11/08/2012 10:54:18 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-8-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    OH NO: The Stock Market Is Tumbling Again, And It's Right On The Infamous 200-Day Moving Average Joe WeisenthalNovember 8, 2012 Alert! The stock market is falling. And the S&P is now right on its 200-day moving average (the red line in this chart) which some people see as an important "support" level. If we break through it, some people might freak out. From Stockcharts.com: Stockcharts.com
  • Holder Announces He Might Not Stay On As Attorney General

    11/08/2012 10:39:41 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 64 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/8/12
    BALTIMORE (CBSDC) — Attorney General Eric Holder might not be sticking around for a second term. Holder told law school students at the University of Baltimore School of Law that he does not know if he will stay in his job. “That’s something that I’m in the process now of trying to determine,” Holder said. “I have to think about, can I contribute in a second term?” Holder says he needs to sit down with his family and President Obama to see if he wants to continue on the job. “[I have to] really ask myself the question about, do...
  • Undaunted [An email from Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R)]

    11/08/2012 10:39:33 AM PST · by upchuck · 20 replies
    email | Thursday, November 8, 2012 | Jim DeMint
    Dear Friends, Like you, I was disappointed by the outcome of election day. But I remain undaunted. Hundreds of Republican candidates campaigned on real plans to address our runaway debt and looming entitlement crisis and won a strong majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rising conservative leaders like Jeff Flake, Ted Cruz and Deb Fischer will now join me and stalwarts like Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey in the U.S. Senate. Yet many are still asking: “Where do we go from here?” We will certainly face many battles in Congress in the coming...
  • Obama’s new foreign and security team: Could Colin Powell be on it?

    11/08/2012 10:36:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/8/12 | Howard LaFranchi
    Washington Barack Obama’s reelection was barely sealed before some international voices began trumpeting how the president’s victory would mean a renewed American focus on foreign policy issues that languished during the campaign. President Obama could now revive the search for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international Middle East envoy Tony Blair said. The US will be bolder now in pressing for a resolution of Syria’s deadly and dangerous civil war, some US allies, including Turkish officials, predicted. Have these foreign friends heard of the “fiscal cliff”? (Snip) Mr. Obama will no doubt be looking broadly to
  • Evangelicals and Church Going Catholic Voters Favor Romney by Wide Margins

    11/08/2012 10:27:21 AM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 27 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | 11-7-12 | Jeff Walton
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- White Catholics, Evangelicals and other Protestant voters appear to have returned to their 2004 party voting preferences in 2012, according to two polls released following Tuesday's voting. Exit polling released through CNN revealed Protestant Christians (including evangelicals and Mainliners of all races), who made up 53 percent of the electorate, voted 42 percent for President Barack Obama and 57 percent for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Catholics were 25 percent of the electorate, voting 50 percent for Obama and 48 percent for Romney. Frequency of attendance at religious services revealed a significant gap...
  • CA: 'Yes' Votes Prevail on Proposition 30 ( numbers on all of the propositions & a Map)

    11/08/2012 10:23:30 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    westhollywood.patch.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Karen Jordan
    Votes supporting a ballot measure to fund education backed by Gov. Jerry Brown outpolled "no" votes, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Refresh this page for the latest updates.
  • Special events and deals for vets this weekend(Omaha/Council Bluffs Iowa Area).

    11/08/2012 10:23:02 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies
    Veterans Day is Sunday this year. It is always observed on Nov. 11, to mark the cessation of World War I hostilities on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Here are some activities planned for Veterans Day and the days around it. All are open to the public unless noted.
  • Here it comes–a carbon tax

    11/08/2012 10:12:36 AM PST · by chessplayer · 60 replies
    Obama May Levy Carbon Tax to Cut the U.S. Deficit, HSBC Says