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  • Pollster: I Know Evangelicals are Voting ‘If I See Cars with Little Statues of Jesus’

    11/08/2012 7:03:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - American pollster John Zogby seemed to mock Evangelical Christians at a briefing specifically for foreign journalists that the U.S. State Department sponsored in Washington, D.C., on election day. “(I)f I see cars in the parking lot with little statues of Jesus and Bibles in the front seat, that means that Evangelicals are going to turn out to vote,” Zogby, president of Zogby International, told the foreign reporters.
  • Japan Is Going Down Again

    11/08/2012 7:03:19 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-8-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Japan Is Going Down Again Joe WeisenthalNovember 8, 2012The selloff continues. After a hard fall Wednesday, and a decent fall today in the US, Japan is down again. The Nikkei is currently off about 1%. US futures are ticking higher, but this is how yesterday night looked as well, so it's too soon to know whether the post-election bleeding has stopped.
  • The Way Forward

    11/08/2012 6:57:45 PM PST · by randita · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/8/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>They lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.</p> <p>The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented, and socially conservative (on abortion, for example).</p>
  • Wall Street gadfly Warren stands good chance of Senate banking seat

    11/08/2012 6:52:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Sarah N. Lynch
    (Reuters) - The chances are good, but not guaranteed, that Elizabeth Warren will secure a highly coveted seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a move that would dramatically elevate her campaign against Wall Street excess. Senior Senate Democratic aides, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Massachusetts senator-elect is a logical fit for the committee, even though it is rare for a freshman senator to get such a plum assignment. If she gets the slot, Warren's bully pulpit would be replaced with real power. The bipartisan panel can greatly influence policy decisions through its oversight of financial services, international trade,...
  • Just a reminder: Congress not done investigating Benghazi

    11/08/2012 6:45:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on November 8, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Nor should they be.  Four Americans died, at least two of which might have been rescued had prompt action taken place when the attack occurred — and none of them would have been dead had the Obama administration paid attention to the increased warnings from our own staff and our allies around the region.  And let’s not forget the fact that this White House told a fable about a YouTube video for nearly two weeks, when enough data was almost immediately present to seriously undermine that story from the beginning.Saxby Chambliss isn’t forgettting, not just because an election has passed:...
  • Raley's strike - CA Senate protem Steinberg, Assembly Roger Dikensen, John Perez join picketers

    11/08/2012 6:35:38 PM PST · by Selene · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/7/2012 | KCRA
    CA Senate protem Steinberg, Assembly Roger Dikensen, John Perez join picketers See at 2:02 - news report calls them VIP protestors.
  • Clinton honors slain envoy to Libya

    11/08/2012 6:26:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid tribute Thursday to slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, calling him a "fallen hero" who understood that diplomacy requires taking risks. About two months after Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, Clinton said the State Department and Pentagon are reviewing security at high-threat diplomatic posts to determine what improvements should be made.
  • Chief Justice Roy Moore back on the scene [Refused to remove 10 Commandments]

    11/08/2012 6:20:32 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 12 replies
    One News Now ^ | 11-8-2012 | Charlie Butts
    Roy Moore is known nationally as the Alabama Supreme Court chief justice who was kicked off the court for refusing a federal court order to move a Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse. Moore ran for the office again and won in the primary in spite of being outspent. "We opposed about $3 million with about $600,000 and won by over 80,000 votes in the general," he details. "That was a pretty good win." Judge Moore says a slate of Republicans was seated on the court by voters, and he believes they will strive together to uphold the U.S. and...
  • CBO: Fiscal cliff will mean recession, rise in unemployment (Just do nothing and let it go)

    11/08/2012 6:15:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    politico ^ | 11/8/2012 | By STEVEN SLOAN
    The Congressional Budget Office offered a sobering assessment of the economic implications of plunging off the fiscal cliff Thursday, just as lawmakers prepare for a fight over taxes and spending. If Congress and the Obama administration allow scheduled tax increases and spending cuts to occur, the economy will shrink by 0.5 percent in 2013. The unemployment rate would soar to 9.1 percent — up from 7.9 percent today. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) asked for the report and said the findings are another reminder of the need to find an alternative to the tax increases and spending cuts...
  • America Commits Suicide

    11/08/2012 6:02:26 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 45 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 11/7/12 | Alan Caruba
    I had hoped that the majority of voters would elect Mitt Romney, but instead of a man of character they chose charisma. They ignored four years of failure and deception. In advertising, they say “Sell the sizzle, not the steak.” Romney, sadly, lacked sizzle. Obama’s victory was one of a long line of Progressives from Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Jimmy Carter. It was not new, but it will likely do more damage on top of what his predecessors have done. It turned out that there were not enough voters from the faith-based communities. You know—the kind...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-8-12

    11/08/2012 5:56:32 PM PST · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-8-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Calgary-based company plans first U.S. oil sands project

    11/08/2012 5:54:16 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 2 replies
    Financial Post ^ | November 8, 2012 | Yadullah Hussain
    The oil sands are coming to the United States. And this time they don’t need U.S. State Department approval or presidential permits, as a Canadian company has secured approval by the state of Utah to produce bitumen within its own arid lands. Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands Inc. plans to produce 2,000 barrels per day by 2014 on its PR Spring Oil Sands Project, a $30-million operation, which it aims to scale up to 50,000 bpd within 10 years.
  • 20 things that went right on Election Day

    11/08/2012 5:42:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    1. Republicans retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.2. Voters in Alabama, Montana, and Wyoming all passed measures limiting Obamacare.3. Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, one of the conservative movement’s brightest rising stars, overcame establishment GOP opposition to clinch a U.S. Senate victory in Texas.4. Corruptocrat Beltway barnacle Rep. Pete Stark was finally kicked out of office in California.5. Despite entrenched teachers’ union opposition, a charter school initiative in Washington state triumphed.6. Despite entrenched Big Labor support, a radical collective bargaining power grab in Michigan failed.7. Oklahoma voters said no to government race-based preferences in college admissions, public contracting,...
  • Eric Holder Says It's Been A 'Tough Four Years'

    11/08/2012 5:38:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/8/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Eric Holder told law students Thursday he's still trying to decide whether he has anything to contribute as attorney general during Obama's second term, the Blog of the Legal Times reports. Holder spoke to law students at the University of Baltimore, using a baseball reference to drive home his desire not to stay in his position too long. He likened Janet Reno to baseball great Lou Gehrig, who played 2,130 consecutive games, the Legal Times reported. "I do not want to be the Carl Ripken," he said, referring to the player who broke Gehrig's record. Holder hinted at the controversy...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Unique Gold Thracian Treasure

    11/08/2012 5:26:22 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 12 replies
    Novinite [Sofia News Agency; Bulgaria] ^ | November 8, 2012 | Staff
    Bulgarian archaeologists have found a unique gold Thracian treasure in the famous Sveshtari tomb. The team, led by one of the most prominent Bulgarian experts on Thracian archaeology, Prof. Diana Gergova, from the National Archaeology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, made the discovery during excavations at the so-called Omurtag mount. The researchers found fragments of a wooden box, containing charred bones and ashes, along with a number of extremely well-preserved golden objects, dated from the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 3rd century B. C.. They include four spiral gold bracelets, and a number...
  • Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Outdoor Smoking Ban

    11/08/2012 5:21:17 PM PST · by Drango · 37 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | November 8, 2012 | Joe Palazzolo
    Legal challenges to indoor smoking bans have failed. But prohibitions on smoking in outdoor areas are churning in the courts~ Arthur Gallagher, an avid outdoor smoker, sued Clayton in 2011, claiming a ban on smoking in city parks it had enacted a year earlier was unconstitutional. He asked the federal courts to recognize smoking as a fundamental right and argued that any law restricting tobacco use deserves the utmost scrutiny from judges. On Thursday, the St. Louis-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit declined to recognize a right to smoke and held that Clayton had a rational basis...
  • ALLEN WEST NOW LEADS INITIAL VOTE COUNT IN ONE FLA. COUNTY

    11/08/2012 4:57:46 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 92 replies
    theBlaze ^ | November 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...
  • Speculation Stirs Actress Ashley Judd Could Challenge (Senate Minority Leader) McConnell

    11/08/2012 5:04:56 PM PST · by drewh · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/12 10:35 AM ET | By Daniel Strauss
    Actress Ashley Judd's name is being thrown out as a Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) listed her as a possibility. "If you had an Ashley Judd-McConnell race, I think it would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown," Yarmuth said in an interview with the Courier-Journal of Kentucky, referring to the Massachusetts Senate candidates. Judd has been active in Democratic politics. She was a delegate at the Democratic National Committee and also taped campaign ads for President Obama. McConnell has begun gearing up for his...
  • Obama to make statement on economy Friday [showdown with congressional Republicans over....]

    11/08/2012 5:04:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 197 replies
    Obama to make statement on economy Friday By Mark Felsenthal | Reuters – 48 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will make a statement on the economy on Friday, the White House said, setting the stage for a showdown with congressional Republicans over contentious tax and spending issues. The president is likely to discuss looming tax increases and government spending cuts - the so-called fiscal cliff - that would go into effect early next year unless Congress acts to prevent them. He is due to make the statement from the East Room of the White House...
  • Chris Christie's Sly, Futile Move (Christie is done as a presidential prospect)

    11/08/2012 4:58:29 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 60 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | October 31, 2012 | Robert Kuttner
    Once again, Barack Obama has proven to be the luckiest politician alive. Just when the race was tightening to a dead heat in the election’s closing days, one spectacular betrayal and one rank miscalculation on the Republican side have turned the contest back in Obama’s favor. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who will tour his storm-ravaged state today with President Obama, was all over the networks Tuesday telling what a wonderful leader his president was. “I spoke to the president three times yesterday,” Christie boasted, calling Obama “outstanding.” When Fox co-host Steve Doocy meekly asked Christie if he planned any...