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  • Sen. Schumer: Economic Growth from Less Taxes is ‘A Rumpelstiltskin Fairy Tale’

    11/09/2012 11:19:58 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 56 replies
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says the premise that cutting taxes will result in greater economic growth is “a Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale”. At the Nov. 8th Christian Science Monitor Breakfast in Washington, Schumer praised House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on the tone of his recent remarks about working with the president on debt reduction...
  • Don't give up the ship!! [FReepathon thread XXXVI]

    11/09/2012 11:17:20 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 317 replies
    We continue building pro-America, patriotic conservative grassroots tea party enthusiasm and we retake our government at the state and local levels. Use the tenth amendment to block the feds. Lean on our Republican majority in the congress to not authorize excessive spending or new taxes or new debt. Do not let them raise the debt limit again!! Lean on our governors and state legislatures to resist the feds at every turn. Build on our majority in 2014!! Retake the senate in 2014 and kick the traitor Harry Reid to the curb!! Be better prepared in 2016!! We must run a...
  • Hours After Reelection, Obama Green Lights United Nations Gun Grab

    11/09/2012 11:11:05 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 November 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Hours After Reelection, Obama Green Lights United Nations Gun Grab The New American 09 November 2012 Hours after his reelection, President Obama ordered U.S. officials at the UN to vote in favor of a proposal to fast track the Arms Trade Treaty. Related Articles: UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on Small Arms: Gun Grab Gradualism UN Arms Treaty Would Impact Second Amendment Rights Obama Promises to Push for Arms Treaty UN Promotes Another Gun-Grabbing Program 2001 Book: Global Gun Grab
  • Obama claims ‘pay your fair share’ mandate

    11/09/2012 11:08:01 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 52 replies
    A newly energized President Barack Obama told the public in his first address since Tuesday’s election that he was doubling down on his ultimatum to block any fiscal reform proposal that did not raise taxes on top-earning Americans. With Congress poised to tumble off a fiscal cliff composed of sequester budget cuts and expiring tax breaks on the first of next year, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has taken a conciliatory tone, saying House Republicans would work under the president’s leadership to find compromise...
  • VIDEO: President Obama Addresses Fiscal Cliff, Holds Firm on Tax Hikes

    11/09/2012 10:59:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    fox ^ | 11/9/12 | staff
    Just days after Tuesday’s presidential election, President Barack Obama invited Capitol Hill leaders to the White House for debt and spending meetings next week in order to discuss the country’s looming ‘fiscal cliff.’ On the election, he said that “the American people voted for action, not politics as usual.” “You elected us to focus on your job, not ours and in that spirit, I’ve invited leaders of both parties to the White House next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together.”
  • Charles Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes in Georgia

    11/09/2012 10:55:58 AM PST · by Coronal · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/9/12 | Coronal
    Charles Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes in Georgia By David Beasley ATLANTA | Fri Nov 9, 2012 1:46pm EST (Reuters) - A Georgia congressman who attacked the theory of evolution found himself with an unlikely opponent in Tuesday's U.S. election, when 4,000 voters in one county cast write-in ballots for the 19th century father of evolution, British naturalist Charles Darwin.
  • NYC Bans Food Donations To The Homeless

    11/09/2012 10:31:27 AM PST · by MeOnTheBeach · 29 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/19/2012 | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again! Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.
  • Officials Want Military to Take Over Power Restoration on Long Island

    11/09/2012 10:30:39 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | Nov 9, 2012 | Greg Cergol
    Some officials are calling for the U.S. military to take over the managerial structure of the Long Island Power Authority until power is restored on Long Island, where more than a quarter million homes and businesses are still in the dark after Sandy and a snowstorm. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and U.S. Rep. Peter King will ask the federal government for help, a spokesman for King tells NBC 4 New York. ... LIPA was warned as long ago as 2006 that it was not prepared to handle a major storm, that it badly needed to replace outdated technology and...
  • Japan and India Increase Cooperation to Counterbalance China

    11/09/2012 10:30:27 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israel) ^ | Israel National News
    Faced with a more militarily assertive China, Japan and India are banding together. Two serious newspapers – the Times of India and the Asahi Shimbun, in separate reports, have emphasized the burgeoning ties between New Delhi and Tokyo prompted by mutual concern over an assertive China. Japan is feeling the brunt of the assertiveness as Chinese ships - for over two weeks - have made forays to challenge Japanese sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands. The Chinese ships claim that they are operating in Chinese territorial waters. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are slated to...
  • Judge denies Allen West motion in Palm Beach County

    11/09/2012 10:17:39 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 146 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 | Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    Judge [Jim] Crow denies Allen West's motion in Palm Beach County. He says West motion is "premature" since no the election has no official results yet; also says the legislature, not courts, sets election procedures. A Palm Beach County circuit court hearing on Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West’s motion to impound ballots and voting machines is scheduled for noon today.[snip] West filed a similar motion in St. Lucie County.
  • Obama to Bankers: I'm Serious About Deficit Reduction [Now, Off to Asia!]

    11/09/2012 10:14:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/9/12 | Charlie Gasparino
    Wall Street bankers have been told by the White House that President Obama is serious about deficit reduction and views it as a “legacy” issue for his administration, sources told the FOX Business Network. Talks between Wall Street executives and the administration began almost immediately after the President’s re-election and the discussions have been largely cordial, despite talk that banks are bracing for a new round of tougher regulations. At least for now, there are no signs of acrimony and discussions with executives have been cordial, a banker familiar with the talks says.
  • Maryland: A lonely state for Republicans

    11/09/2012 10:03:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2012 | David Hill
    Fresh from decisive losses in seven of Maryland’s eight congressional districts and its worst performance ever in a U.S. Senate race, the Maryland Republican Party is searching for answers to stop its slide into irrelevance in the increasingly deep-blue state. The party lost one of its two congressional incumbents Tuesday when Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett was defeated in a heavily gerrymandered district, leaving incumbent Rep. Andy Harris as the party’s sole representative in Congress. Also Tuesday, voters approved ballot initiatives to legalize same-sex marriage and give in-state tuition to some illegal immigrants, despite heavy opposition from conservatives. Acknowledging that they...
  • PICKET: Companies plan massive layoffs as Obamacare becomes reality

    11/09/2012 9:45:44 AM PST · by MissesBush · 18 replies
    Freedom Works has put together a list of companies that will be laying off employees as a result of President Barack Obama's health care law: Welch Allyn Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law. Dana Holding Corp. As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts manufacturing...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Eighth Week in Office

    11/09/2012 9:42:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 11/9/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Eighth Week in Office11/8/2012Benghazi-GateBenghazi documents available to senators only when they are out of townHouse panel to hold hearing on Libya attack with top Obama intelligence advisers'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker gets a year in prisonIt's 3am and nobody's thereHillary Clinton due to step down as Secretary of State within 'days' of start of Barack Obama's second termObama to visit Myanmar, Cambodia, ThailandObama’s new foreign and security team: Could Colin Powell be on it?Russia expects President Barack Obama to be more flexible on missile defense shield disputeAfter Obama win, U.S. backs new U.N. arms treaty talksVictorious...
  • Obama heads to Asia while Congress handles the fiscal cliff (priorities)

    11/09/2012 9:38:41 AM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    We have 52 days, according to the New York Post, to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and the consequences of last year’s budget deal. Businesses will prepare layoff notices to deal with the consequences of sequestration. Thanks to the complexity of the negotiations and the number of people involved, the leaders of both parties will have to work full time to get a deal in place and passed before the consequences of Taxmageddon push the country into another full-fledged recession. Well … make that one party. The leader of the other — the one who just won re-election — will take...
  • State Dept to Senate: You can only look at Benghazi documents when you’re not here (not satire)

    11/09/2012 9:32:49 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    After weeks of intense criticism over the White House handling of security for the Benghazi consulate before, during, and after the terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the Senate will begin holding hearings in less than two weeks to get answers on all of these questions. The House has already begun an investigation through the Oversight Committee, but the State Department has refused to fully cooperate with either — at least until now. For the first time, State has agreed to allow Senators to view diplomatic cables and other documents related to the failures surrounding...
  • More Navy leaders relieved of duty after rowdy port visit

    11/09/2012 9:25:37 AM PST · by RitchieAprile · 31 replies
    MyNorthwest.com ^ | November 8, 2012 @ 10:32 pm (Updated: 8:31 am - 11/9/12 ) | Linda Thomas
    Drunken behavior during a port visit has led to the dismissal of another Navy commander and three other top officers, days after the leader of the USS Stennis carrier group was sent back to Bremerton. The Navy hasn't said much about why they've removed Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette from his command October 27. They are conducting an internal investigation involving his judgment. The Navy is offering more explanation about the commander of the USS Vandegrift, which is a frigate based in San Diego that was built at the Todd Shipyards. This frigate was not with the Stennis carrier group. Vandegrift...
  • On ‘Self-Deportation’ — The Wall Street Journal vs. Romney

    11/09/2012 9:22:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/09/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    IÂ’ve elsewhere addressed other shortcomings in this morningÂ’s Wall Street Journal editorial urging Republicans to reassess what is portrayed, in the wake of strong Hispanic electoral support for President Obama, as their hostility to immigration. Here, IÂ’d like to focus on the editorsÂ’ swipe at Mitt Romney's endorsement of "self-deportation": " Mr. Romney ... often pandered to his party's nativist wing (especially after Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the primaries), even endorsing what he called 'self-deportation.' That may have endeared him to one or two radio talk show hosts, but it proved a disaster on Tuesday. This is an...
  • If the Dead Can Vote...

    11/09/2012 9:22:32 AM PST · by GraceG · 24 replies
    GraceG
    If the dead can vote... If the Dead can vote then the dead gotta be able to eat and do many other things that a normal person can do, well except hold a job and be a productive memeber of society. The Dead Gotta Eat... It just occured to me, all those dead voters need to eat too, I mean if you are dead and you just spent a long election season voting several times for your favorite democrat president, the food stamp president and you get bupkiss for your your vote, well nuts to that, why not sign your...
  • Letterman's Post-Election Obama Ad: ‘Hey Clint – (Bleep) You!’

    11/09/2012 9:01:42 AM PST · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    <p>David Letterman took a vulgar swipe at Clint Eastwood Thursday.</p>