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  • 6,125 Proposed Regulations and Notifications Posted in Last 90 Days--Average 68 per Day

    11/09/2012 8:50:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    6,125 Proposed Regulations and Notifications Posted in Last 90 Days--Average 68 per Day By Penny Starr November 9, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – It’s Friday morning, and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its reguations.gov website. In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day. The website allows visitors to find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. federal government. "Help improve Federal regulations by submitting your comments," the website says. The thousands of entries run the gamut from...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Lines Friday",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 9,2012

    11/09/2012 8:31:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 192 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 9,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • TECO laying off 90 in coalfields [War on Coal]

    11/09/2012 8:29:54 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 9 replies
    WTVQ.com ^ | November 9, 2012
    HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — About 90 jobs are being lost in the eastern Kentucky coalfields. WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/TPmWQ3 ) in Hazard reported TECO Coal Corporation is cutting back production and shedding jobs. Company personnel director Paul Matney told the station no mines are closing, but manpower and staffing is being trimmed to match reduced production from the mines. Matney said the layoffs are at several locations and are the result of economic conditions in the coal market. ___ Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews
  • California's Liberal Supermajority: Taxpayers are going to get all the government they ever wanted

    11/09/2012 8:22:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 8, 2012 | Editorial
    For Republicans unhappy with Tuesday's election, we have good news—at least most of you don't live in California. Not only did Democrats there win voter approval to raise the top tax rate to 13.3%, but they also received a huge surprise—a legislative supermajority. Look out below.
  • France ‘heading back into slump’ (take note, Obama)

    11/09/2012 8:05:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    standard.co.uk ^ | 11/9/2012 | Russell Lynch
    France, the second-biggest economy in the struggling eurozone, is set to tip back into recession by the end of the year, its central bank warned today. The Bank of France predicts the French economy will shrink by 0.1% in the final quarter of 2012, following a similar decline between July and September, putting the nation back into a technical recession. President Francois Hollande’s government predicts 0.3% growth this year and is counting on a 0.8% advance in 2013, although gloomier forecasts from the European Commission published this week predict France will grow at just half that rate next year. The...
  • President of American Decline.

    11/09/2012 7:56:39 AM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 17 replies
    (Vanity) | 9 November 2012 | areukiddingme1
    Congratulations Mr. President on your most recent win in your bid for reelection – “Well Done.” You have earned the right to be THE man responsible for America’s decline – Congratulations. Your high water line is 23 million Americans unemployed, 8% unemployment for 42 consecutive months, 47 million Americans on food stamps, 6 trillion dollars in NEW debt, a declining military (with a looming 1 trillion dollar budget cut, laying off or firing many that voted for you), Iran on the verge of developing a nuclear bomb, threatening Israel’s peace and security, interest rates set to skyrocket (currently at 3.4%...
  • (Medical) Device tax may change as 'fiscal cliff' approaches

    11/09/2012 7:54:21 AM PST · by Rio · 30 replies
    Plastics Today ^ | 11/8/2012 | Doug Smock
    The excise tax on medical devices, a controversial part of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, is now evolving from a medical reform issue to a tax reform issue. In a press conference in Boston last month, AdvaMed CEO Stephen J. Ubl said the group will seek to dramatically change the tax as part of the tax reform negotiations taking place to avert the "fiscal cliff" scheduled to occur when the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into effect. Even if the tax cannot be totally undone, it's hoped within the industry that some of its most onerous provisions could...
  • U.S. Consumer Sentiment Hits 5-Year High in November

    11/09/2012 7:50:49 AM PST · by mykroar · 43 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 11/9/2012 | Reuters
    U.S. consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in more than five years in November as consumers felt more optimistic about employment prospects and the outlook for the overall economy, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 84.9, up from 82.6 the month before. It was above the median forecast of 83 among economists polled by Reuters. "More consumers expected good rather than bad times financially in the economy in early November, not only for the year ahead but over the next five years...
  • Resident: "Staten Island is dead... it's been abandoned... Obama and Bloomberg lied to us..."

    11/09/2012 7:46:28 AM PST · by pabianice · 152 replies
    Fox News Live | 11/9/12 | Boden
    Staten Island resident William Boden interviewed by phone. Staten Island has been abandoned. No electricity, no gas, no heat. People without shelter, clothing, food, water. Staten Island is gone and will never come back. Obama and Bloomberg lied to us. Red Cross absent. Promised FEMA aid absent. No aid of any kind. People lost all personal possessions in flooded, wrecked houses.
  • Louisiana Petitions to Leave Union

    11/09/2012 7:45:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 89 replies
    As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from...
  • Analysis: Guttmacher Institute Equates Abortion Limits With Forced Abortion

    11/09/2012 7:42:00 AM PST · by SumProVita · 3 replies
    C-FAM (Friday Fax) ^ | November 9, 2012 | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    In June of this past year, photos of a Chinese woman and her dead child flooded the Internet, accompanied by the account of how Feng Jianmei was abducted from her home and forced to undergo a late-term abortion by local family-planning officials. Mrs. Feng’s story spread across international news headlines and provoked outrage by national governments. The European Parliament issued a terse statement calling the incident “unacceptable.” A recent article makes the case that any law which restricts abortion--such as waiting periods or parental consent--is the equivalent of China's brutal forced abortion policy that victimized Mrs. Feng. The article from...
  • Edmund Muskie (history lesson and cultural note)

    11/09/2012 7:41:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    Younger FReepers may not know of this event: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Muskie Presidential candidate knocked out of the race for crying in public. A man crying in public was unacceptable during that time. He was deemed weak and mentally unstable. Obama's crying is now celebrated.
  • Alert: Immigration sellout underway? (Boehner, Cantor, GOP-e ready to cave?)

    11/09/2012 7:37:39 AM PST · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2012 | Mickey Kaus
    Alert! The entire GOP elite seems to be trying to sell out en masse on immigration. Not only Boehner, but Cantor. And Hannity  (who works for pro-amnesty world citizen Rupert Murdoch). Even Krauthammer. …Maybe these people are convinced the larger GOP project can be saved simply by caving on just this one issue...[Snip]. But by then there will be another wave of new, instinctively Democratic illegal immigrants (lured by the Boehner Amnesty) for Dems to appeal to. [Snip] The larger point is that “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”–which is supposed to be a simultaneous combination of an amnesty plus enforcement measures–is a terrible idea. It’s...
  • Frum: Republicans 'Fleeced, Exploited And Lied To' By 'Conservative Entertainment Complex'

    11/09/2012 7:29:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    David Frum blames the media for Mitt Romney's loss. Not the liberal media, of course--we are talking David Frum, after all. No, Frum blames the conservative media, or as he calls it, "the conservative entertainment complex." Frum touted his upside-down take on the media during a Morning Joe appearance today while promoting his instant e-book, "Why Romney Lost." Joe Scarborough liked the line so much he asked Frum to repeat it. Frum refused to name names, saying he does so in his book, but there's little doubt whom he was targeting. View the video here.
  • Wallace: Nepalitano may replace Holder as AG

    11/09/2012 7:26:23 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Fox News Live | 11/9/12
    Chris Wallace on Fox. Obama is doubling-down. The nightmare intensifies.
  • John Boehner Should Just Get Out Of Obama's Way

    11/09/2012 7:24:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/09/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Based on the dismal state of the union and after four years of doing exactly what Rush Limbaugh said he hoped that he would do, by any thinking person's standards President Barack Obama has indeed "failed." Yet, despite the catastrophe, on Election Day the American people inexplicably invited the President to spend the next four years beating the dead horse that he killed during his first term. The next day, after being MIA for months, Speaker of the House John Boehner crawled out of the tanning bed long enough to publicly assure the President that House Republicans plan to work...
  • US explores treaty to nail American tax defaulters in India

    11/09/2012 7:23:59 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    NDTV ^ | NDTV
    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US, on Wednesday, said it is working on an inter-government engagement with India and other countries to check non-compliance by American taxpayers using foreign bank accounts in their jurisdictions. Through these engagements with more than 50 countries, the US is looking to implement information reporting and withholding tax provisions, commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Enacted in 2010, FATCA aims at checking non-compliance by US taxpayers using foreign accounts. It requires foreign financial institutions to report to the US tax department information about accounts held by US taxpayers, or by foreign entities in...
  • The high road led straight to defeat for Romney

    11/09/2012 7:18:04 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 28 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/9/2012 | Diana West
    If Election Day is about picking winners, the morning after is for post-mortems. That's when we slice open the losing campaigns, set aside the hundreds of millions of dollars that gush out, and pick apart the cause of death. Why did the Romney campaign fail? Maybe the country is now GOP-proof. That is, maybe a Constitution-guided, free-market, limited-government candidate no longer can "appeal" to the majority of the electorate. It could be that the death knell rang early this year once 67.3 million of us, or one in five Americans, had come to depend on federal assistance, formerly known as...
  • Awkward first press conference for senator-elect Warren

    11/09/2012 7:17:46 AM PST · by jakerobins · 23 replies
    A jittery U.S. senator-elect Elizabeth Warren gave one-sentence answers, ducked questions and even passed one on to Gov. Deval Patrick in an awkward first press conference since the election. Warren spoke for a total of less than four minutes during the 11-minute press conference — the rest was taken up by Patrick and reporters’ questions After being asked her first question — how she’d protect defense spending — Warren was silent as she turned to Patrick. “Defense spending is you,” Patrick prodded Warren.
  • Changing the method of awarding electoral votes in swing states

    11/09/2012 7:17:46 AM PST · by zaker99 · 50 replies
    slate.com ^ | 9/13/2011 | David Weigel
    Laura Olson reports on the happenings in Harrisburg, where Republicans now control all of the branches of government: Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi is trying to gather support to change the state's "winner-takes-all" approach for awarding electoral votes. Instead, he's suggesting that Pennsylvania dole them out based on which candidate wins each of the 18 congressional districts, with the final two going to the contender with the most votes statewide. In other reports, Pileggi sounds awfully sanguine about the effect this would have on PA as a swing state. Why even bring that up? Pennsylvania is typically a closely-divided state,...