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  • The CBO Says The Fiscal Cliff Is A Good Thing

    11/09/2012 1:00:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    One of the things the left is really go about is coming up with catchy slogans. Some of them are rather unfortunate, like calling your plan to stamp out inflation the Moral Equivalent of War (MEOW), some are ridiculous, like the War on Women, but the fact remains that if you can name something you go a long way towards determining how people view the subject. (As an aside, none of these compare with naming your terrorist group the Moro Independent Liberation Front or MILF. Don’t they have porn in the Philippines?) Did FDR illegally arm Great Britain in violation...
  • Congressman considering Senate race (against Mary Landrieu, D, Louisiana)

    11/09/2012 12:57:36 PM PST · by abb · 30 replies
    Houma Courier ^ | November 8, 2012 | Jeremy Alford
    BATON ROUGE — After carrying nearly 80 percent of the vote in an expanded district and with close to $2 million still in the bank, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has become slightly more candid about potentially challenging Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. “What American who loves their country wouldn't want to run for the U.S. Senate? And we certainly need some help in the Senate,” said Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge. Cassidy first ran for office in 2006, transforming a state Senate seat into a successful congressional bid in the span of 23 months. He said the U.S. Senate could possibly be his...
  • Demographics haven't killed the GOP -- yet

    11/09/2012 12:57:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    President Obama's re-election has triggered panic in some GOP circles. Obama was able to win not just once, when Americans were reacting against the Bush era, but a second time, with a weak economy and a vulnerable record. America, the alarmists say, has fundamentally shifted so much that Republicans can no longer win national elections. This thesis merits serious consideration. Especially relevant is the fact that Mitt Romney's dismal performance among the growing Hispanic demographic made the race essentially unwinnable. That having been said, Republicans' demise may not be at hand just yet. In the short and medium-term, it is...
  • An inside look behind Romney's loss: An epic failure of its Orca big-data app

    11/09/2012 12:55:21 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Computer World ^ | November 09, 2012 | Preston Gralla
    Many things went wrong with Romney's campaign for president, but one of the biggest was the epic failure of the campaign's big-data app for getting out the vote, called Orca. When the campaign needed it most, Orca was beached. Politico has an excellent summary of the problems it says that Orca had. Among them were that the Romney campaign kept it secret and didn't beta-test it before it was rolled out on Election Day. That meant that the people who it was designed for -- the thousands of volunteers across the country -- didn't have a chance to learn how...
  • Get excited — Dodd-Frank is also here to stay!

    11/09/2012 12:54:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Obama's second term means the leviathan legislative packages of ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank are indeed going to survive fully intact and are now preparing to rule over the health care and financial industries with an iron regulatory fist... and it's not going to pretty. From the Associated Press: Financial stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 were down more than 3 percent around midday, worse than any of the other nine stock categories in the S&P.The concerns that plagued stocks broadly — looming government spending cuts and tax increases, a deepening recession gripping Europe — are especially hard on banks and...
  • Obama threat gets Turlock woman fired, reported to Secret Service

    11/09/2012 12:54:17 PM PST · by TightyRighty · 17 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | Nov. 8 2012 | Marijke Rowland
    TURLOCK -- A Turlock woman who posted inflammatory comments on Facebook about President Barack Obama has been fired from her job and reported to the U.S. Secret Service.
  • Airport screeners ratify first-ever union contract with TSA

    11/09/2012 12:52:53 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | November 09, 2012 | Steve Strunsky
    The nation’s 44,000 newly unionized airport screeners have ratified their first-ever collective bargaining agreement, giving them more say in what they wear on the job, the shifts they work and the time off they take, whether they can change from part-time to full-time work or back, their union announced today. The American Federation of Government Employees union, which won the right to represent the screeners in an election last year, said its members voted 17,326 to 1,774 in favor of ratifying the first labor deal struck with the Transportation Security Administration since the agency was founded 10 years ago in...
  • Assad: Erdogan thinks he's Caliph, new sultan of the Ottoman (EXCLUSIVE)

    11/09/2012 12:43:20 PM PST · by PotatoGun · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 09 November, 2012, 08:32
    In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism by Syrians and foreign fighters. He also accused the Turkish PM of eyeing Syria with imperial ambitions. Assad told RT that the West creates scapegoats as enemies – from communism, to Islam, to Saddam Hussein. He accused Western countries of aiming to turn him into their next enemy. While mainstream media outlets generally report on the crisis as a battle between Assad and Syrian opposition groups, the president claims that his country has been infiltrated by numerous...
  • Obama says tax hike on rich should be part of fiscal deal (OK! Bush Tax cuts expire in January)

    11/09/2012 12:42:16 PM PST · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/9/2012 | Mark Felsenthal and David Lawder
    Newly re-elected President Barack Obama offered on Friday to deal with Republicans to avert a looming U.S. fiscal calamity but insisted a tax increase for the very rich must be part of the bargain. Obama reminded Republicans that his approach to avoiding steep tax hikes and spending cuts due in January, which could trigger another recession, had just won the backing of Americans at the polls. He spoke just hours after John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, had repeated his party's commitment not to raise anyone's tax rates as part of a deal to address the...
  • Coal company fires 150 workers in response to Obama re-election

    11/09/2012 12:38:53 PM PST · by Kaosinla · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/9/12 | Allison Linn
    In the agenda, he predicted the total destruction of the coal industry by as early as 2030. He said conditions for his business would deteriorate because of more regulation and taxes, weaker economic activity and reduced energy pricing. In the prayer, Murray wrote, in part: “The American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must change its course, away from the principals of our Founders. And, away from the idea of individual freedom and individual responsibility. Away from capitalism, economic responsibility, and personal acceptance.” He concluded by asking God for forgiveness for the layoff decisions. “Lord, please...
  • UN Small Arms Treaty Means Big Changes for our Constitution

    11/09/2012 12:21:58 PM PST · by morethanright · 70 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-11-09 12:53:04 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Flush with a new sense of purpose after his re-election victory, President Obama signaled his administration's support for the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. What follows are two of the treaty's provisions: Each State Party shall take the appropriate measures, within national laws and regulations, to control brokering taking place under its jurisdiction for conventional arms within the scope of this Treaty. Each State Party shall maintain records in accordance with its national laws and regulations of the items referred to ... such records may contain: quantity, value, model/type, authorized arms transfers, arms actually transferred ... and end-users...
  • MSNBC: CIA Director Petraeus Resigns; Cites Extra-Marital Affair

    11/09/2012 12:02:18 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 681 replies
    MSNBC | 11/09/2012 | n/a
    Breaking now.
  • 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...