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  • Providence: God in Control [Free Audio! How we can be at Peace in these days]

    11/09/2012 1:15:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Ligonier ^ | R.C. Sproul
    The rain falls on the just and the unjust; foxes have holes and birds have nests, while lilies adorn the fields. Everything in creation is under the providing care of God. Not only does God supply all things, but He arranges them according to His plan and for His glory. For Christians, this ought to produce peace and comfort even when it appears that all is against them. Dr. Sproul begins this series by exploring many of the different aspects of the Providence of God.
  • Obama Aims To Start (Direct, Fast Track) Nuclear Talks With Iran Next Month

    11/09/2012 1:15:30 PM PST · by drewh · 23 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | November 8, 2012, 11:10 AM (GMT+02:00)
    After winning a second White House term, US President Barack Hussein Obama aims to start direct, fast-track nuclear talks with Tehran as soon as December, even before his January swearing-in, on the assumption that Iran’s window of opportunity is very narrow – just three months, Washington sources disclose. White House go-betweens with the office of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warn that Iran’s campaign for the June 14 presidential election gets going in March. After then, it is estimated in Washington, that Khamenei, whose ill health keeps his working-day short, will be fully absorbed in a struggle to purge...
  • In Spain, they’re never too old for a revolution

    11/09/2012 1:14:56 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 November 2012 | Meritxell Mir - Special to The Washington Times
    Yayoflautas give out refreshments while participating in a general strike in Barcelona on March 29, 2012. (Oscar Martinez/Special to The Washington Times) BARCELONA — They occupy banks, stage sit-ins at government buildings and roar their rage at their own government and at German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They also use canes and crutches to get to these so-called “actions” — because their average age is 70. These Spanish grannies and grandpas, part of a protest movement for seniors called the “yayoflautas,” say you are never too old for a revolution. The change they want is for Spain to slow down...
  • Chris Christie Phoned Barack Obama To Congratulate Him...Mitt Romney Gets An Email

    11/09/2012 1:11:41 PM PST · by zeestephen · 21 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 09 November 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Chris Christie, the bombastic New Jersey governor who has been under fire from conservatives for his effusive praise of Barack Obama after Hurricane Sandy telephoned the president after his election win but only sent an email to Mitt Romney.
  • Did “Project Orca” Cost Romney the Election by Diverting Resources

    11/09/2012 1:09:23 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | November 09, 2012 | Kevin JuJan
    SCARY THOUGHT: Did “Project Orca” Cost Romney the Election by Diverting Resources to Failing Computer Program? One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that when Republicans lose an election, the knives come out and they eat their own. We’ll be seeing this for the next few years — much like we did after the McCain campaign — with Cocktail Party GOP operatives lashing out at various members of the Romney staff, blaming them for the loss in order to elevate themselves and get exposure for their own careers on tee-vee. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s campaign manager, is a...
  • Supreme Court to consider rolling back minority protections in Voting Rights Act

    11/09/2012 1:05:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2012 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court said Friday that it will consider whether laws designed to protect minority voters are unconstitutional. The announcement comes just days after an election that demonstrated the increasing electoral clout of black and Hispanic voters, who helped propel President Obama to a second term. It's against that backdrop that the court will consider rolling back part of the Voting Rights Act, first passed in 1965, to prevent states from disenfranchising minorities. Specifically, the justices will hear a challenge to the section of the Voting Rights Act that requires certain states with a history of discrimination to get permission...
  • No, Paul Ryan didn’t hurt Romney in Florida

    11/09/2012 1:03:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2012 | AllahPundit
    Aside from retaining the House, this is probably the best news to come out of election day. Entitlement reform is coming, one way or another. And judging by the exit polls among seniors, it's not nearly as politically radioactive as the left would have you believe: Exit polling in 2008 indicated that John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin won by a margin of 8 percentage points among Florida seniors (53 to 45 percent). Exit polling in 2012 indicates that Romney-Ryan more than doubled that margin — to 17 points (58 to 41 percent). Romney’s other biggest gains in the...
  • An inside look behind Romney's loss: An epic failure of its Orca big-data app

    11/09/2012 1:01:37 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 2 replies
    computerworld.com ^ | 11/9/12 | 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...
  • Romney actually won young white voters

    11/09/2012 1:00:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2012 | Guy Benson
    AP's already picked through the gruesome national exit polling from Tuesday. I'd like to highlight one additional piece of data that is especially interesting: According to CNN's figures, Mitt Romney actually won white Millenials (18-29 year olds) by seven points, 51-44, despite losing the broader demographic by 23 points. (McCain lost young voters by 35 points in 2008). Virtually all of Romney's gains within this age bracket came from young whites. He got absolutely demolished by young people of color; losing young Hispanics by 51 points, and young blacks by 83 points. The specific age breakdown of Asian voters isn't...
  • 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...