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  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: Either Petraeus Will Testify Voluntarily Over Benghazi or We Will Subpoena Him

    11/10/2012 11:24:29 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2012 | Madeleine Morgensten
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Friday vowed to subpoena outgoing CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus if he won’t testify voluntarily about the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Gowdy said that while he regretted the “personal ramifications” of Petraeus’ sudden resignation over an extramarital affair, it would not stop Congress from hearing from him about the assault on the consulate that left four Americans dead. “The fact that he’s resigned and had an affair has nothing to do with whether or not he’s gonna be subpoenaed to Congress,” Gowdy said on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”...
  • Romancing the Source

    11/10/2012 11:19:04 AM PST · by billorites · 4 replies
    American Journalism Review ^ | May 2002 | Lori Robertson
    The reporter-source relationship can blossom into something more intimate and more troubling, as evidenced by the Suzy Wetlaufer-Jack Welch affair. But other types of close ties between journalists and newsmakers can also pose nettlesome problems. It was a cozy reporter-source relationship in the extreme, a clear conflict of interest and a deliciously scandalous affair that produced gasps and gossiping among journalists. The editor--not just a lowly reporter--but the top editor of the Harvard Business Review had become romantically involved with the married former General Electric chairman, Jack Welch, after she interviewed him for a story. Now, Suzy Wetlaufer did what...
  • More on the Timing of Petraeus’s Resignation

    11/10/2012 11:17:04 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Ronald Kessler of Newsmax has more details on the Petraeus affair. They are rather sordid, and raise more questions about the timing of his resignation: [A]n FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011. The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan. … Given his top secret clearance and the fact that Petraeus is married, the FBI continued...
  • Big Brother alert: Microsoft wants to know how many friends you've got in your living room

    11/10/2012 11:16:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk ^ | november 9, 2012 | mic wright
    One of Microsoft’s latest patent applications is a humdinger. It proposes to turn the Kinect camera into a snitch for movie studios, reporting back just how many friends you’ve got in your living room and what they’re watching. Think that sounds alarmist? Here’s what it actually says: “The users consuming the content on a display device are monitored so that if the number of user-views licensed is exceeded, remedial action may be taken.” It’s that blatant – a system to spy on private viewing habits. If put into practice, Microsoft’s plan could mean that the film you’re watching suddenly stops...
  • BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida

    11/10/2012 11:13:13 AM PST · by cruise_missile · 94 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 10, 2012 | Heather Ginsberf
    On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. “The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.” The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had this to say concerning the 141% voter turnout: “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.” So maybe Allen West wasn’t crazy to ask for a lock-down on the ballot boxes and machines in this county. According to the report...
  • Tempers fray as many in U.S. Northeast still without power

    11/10/2012 11:07:41 AM PST · by granada · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Edward Krudy
    Frustration with continuing power outages, travel chaos, and long lines for gasoline grew on Saturday as residents of Long Island, hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, planned to a protest outside the headquarters of the local utility company. Residents said they would take to the streets for a second day outside the Long Island Power Authority in Hicksville. There are still over 400,000 customers without power nearly two weeks after the storm, and more than 170,000 are on Long Island. Meanwhile, New Yorkers faced their second day of gasoline rationing. Under the system, which was introduced in New Jersey last week,...
  • A Message From Beyond: My Wife's Lover (Prataeus???)

    11/10/2012 10:55:21 AM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | 7-13-12
  • Who Authorized FBI Surveillance of Gen. Petraeus?

    11/10/2012 10:51:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 106 replies
    Even by the standards of the friday afternoon news dump tradition, yesterday's news that Gen. David Petraeus had resigned from the CIA was a stunner. The most heralded military officer of his generation fell from grace after it was revealed he'd had an affair with his biographer. The affair was discovered earlier this year soon after the FBI began monitoring his email. This raises a very serious question. Who authorized the FBI to monitor the e-mail of the Director of the CIA?
  • Hispanics To Obama: We Helped You, Now You Help Us [Hispanics Now 10% of Electorate]

    11/10/2012 10:48:27 AM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 10, 2012 | James Eng
    Hispanics To Obama: We Helped You, Now You Help Us By James Eng Hispanic voters, who were instrumental in putting Barack Obama back in the White House, now hope the president will work diligently in his second term to cross some big to-dos off their legislative wish list: jobs, affordable education, health care access and immigration reform. Hispanics voted for Obama over Mitt Romney by a resounding 71 percent to 27 percent and may have put him over the top in several key swing states. The total number of potential Hispanic voters this year reached a record 23.7 million –...
  • Boehner's GOP Problems Complicate Deficit Negotiations (Stop "negotiations" and let it crash)

    11/10/2012 10:48:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 121 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/10/2012 | By JOHN PARKINSON
    House Speaker John Boehner is about to begin another attempt at a grand bargain deficit reduction deal with President Obama, a high wire act in which he will be buffeted by demands from the White House as well as from House Republicans. The difficulty of keeping in step with the hard line approach of his fellow Republicans has been on view since the presidential election. On Thursday, Boehner told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that repealing Obamacare was no longer his party's strategy saying, "Obamacare is the law of the land" and the election settled the dispute over repeal. Shortly after...
  • Nancy Pelosi mum about future after Republicans keep House (plays race AND sex cards)

    11/10/2012 10:41:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/09/12 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Nancy Pelosi mum about future after Republicans keep HouseBy JOHN BRESNAHAN | 11/9/12 3:48 PM EST With her political future on the line, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is keeping out of sight. Pelosi sent a memo to her Democratic colleagues on Friday thanking them “for your enthusiasm for electing more Democrats to the House.” **SNIP** “Next week we will be welcoming a very large Democratic freshman class. The Democratic Caucus will bring to the 113th Congress the first caucus where the majority is women and minorities,” Pelosi said in her memo Friday. “Our new Caucus will celebrate the great...
  • About That Chart That Says There's A '100% Chance' Of A Recession...

    11/10/2012 10:39:43 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Calculated Risk ^ | Bill McBride
    About That Chart That Says There's A '100% Chance' Of A Recession... Calculated RiskBill McBrideuNov. 10, 2012, 11:36 AM One of the most frequent questions I receive via email is: "Is another recession starting?" There are quite a few people who have been calling a recession recently (ECRI has called several recessions since August 2011 or so). They still have time on their most recent calls, but their earlier calls were wrong. Part of the problem in forecasting right now is the sluggish recovery has ups and downs, and each down looks like the start of a recession to some...
  • Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    11/10/2012 10:32:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 3 replies
    Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax Save this story to read later AAP November 11, 2012 4:02AM DENMARK'S government will scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first. "The fat tax and the extension of the chocolate tax -- the so-called sugar tax -- has been criticised for increasing prices for consumers, increasing companies' administrative costs and putting Danish jobs at risk," the Danish tax ministry said in a statement on Saturday. "At the same time it is believed that the fat tax has, to a lesser extent, contributed to Danes...
  • Obama wins Fla., topping Romney in final tally

    11/10/2012 10:27:33 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 144 replies
    AP ^ | 11-10-2012 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000. No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206. The Florida Secretary of State's Office said that with almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Obama led Republican challenger Mitt Romney 50 percent to 49.1 percent, a difference of about 74,000 votes. That was over the half-percent margin where a computer...
  • David Petraeus & Barack's Benghazi Bungle

    11/10/2012 10:24:09 AM PST · by billorites · 38 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Paul A. Rahe
    Here is what I wonder. Did David Petraeus allow himself to be blackmailed by the minions of Barack Obama? The testimony Petraeus gave Congress on Benghazi shortly after the assassination of our ambassador to Libya was a restatement of the patently false narrative foisted on the country by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and their underlings -- to wit, that the assault on the American consulate was a spontaneous demonstration in reaction to the Coptic Christian's Youtube video. Petraeus had to know better. The Benghazi bungle took place on the anniversary of 9/11. There was plenty of intelligence available to Petraeus...
  • Labor: Tax The Rich, Don't Touch Safety Nets [Obama: 60% in OH and 66% in WI From Union Households]

    11/10/2012 10:17:52 AM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 10, 2012 | SAM HANANEL
    Labor: Tax The Rich, Don't Touch Safety Nets By SAM HANANEL After two years of getting pummeled in Wisconsin, Indiana and other battleground states, leaders of the nation's big labor unions were beaming on election night. Labor's massive voter turnout effort played a major role in helping President Barack Obama win Ohio, Nevada and Wisconsin, according to exit polls, and its leaders are now looking for a more liberal, pro-union agenda from the White House. "There are things the president can do, and we'll be expecting that leadership from President Obama," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters after the election....
  • Israeli tank shells kill at least 4, wound 25 in Gaza

    11/10/2012 9:56:40 AM PST · by granada · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Israeli tank shells killed at least four Palestinians and wounded 25 in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after an apparent attack on an Israeli army patrol in the border area, Palestinian medics and local witnesses said. The casualty toll was one of the highest in a single incident in Gaza in recent months. Residents said a crowded mourning tent in the Shijaia neighborhood near Gaza City was full of people paying respects to a bereaved family man when a shell struck. Ambulances, private vehicles and motorbikes rushed the wounded to hospital, eyewitnesses said. Among those killed was an 18-year-old man.
  • Here's The Real Reason Nate Silver's Perfect Election Call Was Such An Awesome Breakthrough

    11/10/2012 9:49:38 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Obama was handily favored every single day of the race. The closest thing to a game changer (by far) was the early disastrous debate in early Ocrober. But at no point, did Romney's odds of winning hit 50%. And by the middle of October, Obama was back on the re-ascent. Sandy didn't change anything. The 47% tape didn't change anything. Benghazi didn't change anything. Paul Ryan's selection didn't change anything, and so forth. Romney didn't lose because of a glitch in his election day Get Out The Vote app, which is something a lot of folks are talking about right...
  • Earthquake!

    11/10/2012 9:30:48 AM PST · by MHGinTN · 116 replies
    Freerepublic freeper
    Just had a rather strong and lengthy earthquake here in East Tennessee. The event started with a sudden shake, then a pause, then a lengthy quake of significant magnitude, I would estimate to be in the range of 3 to 4. Is this event connected to shaking in other areas? How is that mountain side in the Azores(?) which is capable of sending a massive tsunami toward the East Coast fairing? Ant word from other freepers out there?
  • WashPost Gossips Coo: 'Four More Years!' for 'Style Superstar' Michelle Obama

    11/10/2012 9:22:16 AM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    The Washington Post did a terrible job if it was attempting to hide its joy over Four More Years for their superstars the Obamas. "The Reliable Source" gossip column on Thursday repeated its usual pitter-patter love for "style superstar" Michelle and her stylist Meredith Koop: "Four more years! . . . of exquisitely coordinated Obama family fashion. The president’s first term made a style superstar out of Michelle Obama, but have you noticed? The entire first family has a way of turning out in the same palette almost every time they’re photographed. It’s a subtle color-coordination that manages not to...
  • Biden: 'We've got to get this economy working' before considering 2016

    11/10/2012 9:09:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Biden: 'We've got to get this economy working' before considering 2016 By Justin Sink - 11/09/12 05:26 PM ET Vice President Biden said Friday that his focus was on helping President Obama to improve the economy, not the potential 2016 run he hinted at on the campaign trail earlier this month. “There’s plenty of time to think about 2016,” Biden told the Wilmington News-Journal. “We’ve got to get this economy working. If three years from now the economy is not working, it’s not going to be worth doing much. This is all about making Barack an incredibly successful second-term president....
  • Over 3 MILLION Unprocessed California Ballots Remain (Stop the "Missing Votes" Idiocy)

    11/10/2012 8:58:37 AM PST · by Strategerist · 33 replies
    State of California ^ | November 9, 2012 | California Secretary of State
    Estimated Unprocessed Ballots for November 6, 2012, General Election STATEWIDE: Vote-By-Mail: 2,314,609 Provisionals: 922,446 Other*: 97,440 Estimated Total Remaining: 3,334,495 Updated: 11/9/2012 5:00 p.m.
  • 'My wife's having an affair with someone I admire': Did husband describe..partner's affair with..CIA

    11/10/2012 8:58:18 AM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2012 | James Nye
    Did the cuckolded husband of Paula Broadwell send a letter to a New York Times advice column back in July that revealed he knew of her affair with David Petraeus? That intriguing possibility has been raised after canny observers dug out the July 13th edition of Chuck Klosterman's 'The Ethicist' and pointed to extraordinary coincidences between one readers letter and the now scandalous love tryst. Writing about a deepening relationship he knew his wife was having with a 'government executive' whose job 'is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership' the anonymous man offers up what could be considered...
  • PETRAEUS COLLEAGUE: Biographer Paula Broadwell 'Got Her Claws Into Him'

    11/10/2012 8:15:04 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 126 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11/10/2012http://www.businessinsider.com/general-petraeus-affair-paula-broadwell-went-from-likable-t | Robert Johnson
    I reached out to a senior military source who has worked with Petraeus, (P4) as he's referred to within the service, and who helped provide background information for Broadwell's book. I'll call the officer "James Downing"). A transcript of our conversation follows: BI: Did anyone know about the affair before today? James: I'm not sure anyone really "knew", per se. But it's one of those things that, as soon as the announcement was made, I knew in an instant who it was. Everything made sense. Who had exclusive access to him? Who wrote the hagiography on his life? Who framed...
  • "Good journalism starts with being humble – about the fact that there is no such thing as truth"

    11/10/2012 8:09:19 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 26 replies
    Your Middle East ^ | 11/9/2012 | Victor Argo
    An article in Foreign Policy magazine a couple of weeks ago caught my eye: Terry Anderson explained why the world still needed war correspondents. Anderson was writing about Austin Tice, the freelance journalist recently kidnapped in Syria, and the dangers of the trade in general when going to a war zone. Terry Anderson? A familiar figure among historians of the Lebanese civil war; a journalist most famous for a long period when he didn't write a single word. Terry Anderson had been the AP's Beirut bureau chief for two years when he was abducted by armed militias in Ain al-Mreisseh,...
  • Oregon's economy slows further in September, U of O index shows(7,900 job cuts)

    11/10/2012 7:27:33 AM PST · by Be Careful · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 05, 2012 at 5:00 PM | By Molly Young, The Oregonian
    Oregon’s economy retreated in September, dampened by one of the sharpest monthly jobs losses since the recession. A University of Oregon gauge that tracks the state’s economic activity edged down to a reading of –0.66, meaning the state is expanding slower than its normal pace since 1990.
  • 'It Ain't Over 'til It's Over': What to Do Now

    11/10/2012 7:20:25 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/10/12 | Paul Murphy
    ....In the short term, the GOP must fight the count. Romney should never have conceded, and he must now find a reason to "unconcede." It's alarming advice to give the GOP, but in this the party must behave as the Democrats do. Try to imagine, for example, how the Obama campaign would have reacted if the numbers in Florida were reversed; if Scot Brown seemed guilty of practicing law without a license and won anyway; if a half-dozen major precincts responsible for electing Republicans claimed turnouts of 99% or more; if the Romney campaign had rather obviously both solicited and...
  • Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can

    11/10/2012 7:19:18 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TEC ^ | 11-9-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can By Michael Snyder on November 9th, 2012 The victory by Barack Obama on election night has resulted in a huge wave of firings and layoffs all over America. A large number of businesses seem to have suddenly shifted into panic mode. The number of layoff announcements that we have seen in the last 48 hours has been absolutely shocking. So why is this happening? Well, the truth is that the federal government is absolutely suffocating small businesses all over America with rules, regulations and taxes. If you...
  • Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs (Danish/Oregon Wind System)

    11/10/2012 7:15:35 AM PST · by Be Careful · 4 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 08, 2012 at 8:20 AM | By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian
    Vestas Wind Systems is aiming to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and shed another 3,000 off its headcount, more than doubling the number of jobs it plans to eliminate by 2013. The announcement came as the Danish company reported disappointing financial results that sent its shares tumbling 13 percent. The world's biggest wind turbine-maker said Wednesday that its third-quarter loss widened to 175 million euros ($225 million), compared with a loss of 60 million euros in the year-ago period. Analysts had forecast net income of 20 million euros, according to a Bloomberg survey.
  • Boehner: Election a 'mandate to work together' with Dems (Time for Conservatives to part ways)

    11/10/2012 7:12:28 AM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/10/2012 | By Daniel Strauss
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called it "critical" to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax-rate increases that could go into effect if Congress does not agree on a deficit-reduction plan. Boehner's call during the weekly Republican address came after a week in which Republicans and Democrats moved away from focusing on Tuesday's presidential election and toward immigration reform and a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Boehner urged Congress to begin action on job creation and deficit reduction.
  • 'Meatless Mondays': LA urges residents to turn vegetarian one day a week

    11/10/2012 7:12:11 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Los Angeles is hoping to persuade people to become vegetarian – at least one day per week. Under a resolution unanimously approved by the city council this week, all future Mondays in the City of Angels have been declared "Meatless Mondays." Follow @NBCNewsUS It's part of an international campaign to cut down on meat consumption for health and environmental reasons.
  • You have Two Years to Live - Dr. Jack Wheeler

    11/10/2012 7:04:33 AM PST · by xvq2er · 19 replies
    To The Point News ^ | 09 November 2012 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    YOU HAVE TWO YEARS TO LIVE Print E-mail Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler Friday, 09 November 2012 An Open Letter to the Incoming Republican House Members of the 113th Congress Dear GOP House Members and Members-Elect - Congratulations to you all for surviving the absurd calamity of November 6th. You need to know what's in store for you. To put it bluntly, you have two years to live. Politically live as the House Majority, that is. You are going to be demonized and destroyed by the Chicago Gangsters who run the White House and the presstitutes of the CorruptMedia. Your...
  • Markets Eye 4 Horsemen Of Obama’s Second Term

    11/10/2012 7:03:28 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11-9-2012 | Rachel Koning Beals
    Markets Eye 4 Horsemen Of Obama’s Second Term By Rachel Koning BealsNov. 9, 2012, 5:20 p.m. EST CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Whether you exhaled or gasped over the presidential election result, there’s no denying what comes next: A deficit and budget slugfest that will play out against a vulnerable U.S. economic recovery and Europe’s own debt mop-up. That means if you believe that the so-called fiscal cliff, in the shape of a planned $600 billion of federal spending cuts and higher taxes, threatens the growth-stock strategies favored during the election runup, it may be time for a little insurance. President Barack...
  • Connecticut - County Vote Results(Romney wins Greenwich!?)

    11/10/2012 6:52:29 AM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Greenwich Romney - 14,368 Obama - 11,137 R. Anderson - 47 G. Johnson - 162
  • REID: WE WON'T WORK WITH ROMNEY (Flashback 11/2/2012. GOP should refuse to work with Obama)

    11/10/2012 6:47:27 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/2012 | by BEN SHAPIRO
    Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged to stonewall any attempt by Mitt Romney to pass his agenda if elected. “Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable,” spat Reid.
  • UBS: 1000% Inflation Is Perfectly Acceptable...

    11/10/2012 6:45:18 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-10-2012 | Sam Ro
    UBS: 1000% Inflation Is Perfectly Acceptable... Sam RoNov. 10, 2012, 6:35 AM In a recent note to clients, UBS Chief Economist Larry Hatheway suggests that even 1000 percent inflation can be manageable as long as people see it coming. From his recent Macro Keys note: When 1000% inflation can be desirable In fact, the costs associated with inflation (price change) are less than commonly supposed. There is the famous “sticker price cost” – the cost of constantly changing price labels – but in a world of electronic displays and web based ordering this is not a serious economic cost (in...
  • Obama Offers Hurricane Amnesty

    11/10/2012 6:40:52 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 5, 2012 | Judicial Watch Blog
    Capitalizing on any opportunity to grant illegal aliens amnesty, the Obama Administration is using the recent hurricane as an excuse to waive immigration laws, including for violators of student visas like the 9/11 hijackers. While this outrageous storm amnesty has been ignored by the mainstream media, it’s very real and largely unprecedented. In an announcement posted by the Homeland Security agency that handles these matters, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Obama Administration says it “understands that a natural disaster can affect an individual’s ability to maintain a lawful immigration status.”
  • Krauthammer on Petraeus: Now That There's a Sex Scandal Benghazi Will Become Hottest Story Around

    11/10/2012 6:37:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/9/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday that the revelations concerning CIA Director David Petraeus's affair will now make what happened at our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, back in September "the hottest story around." As Krauthammer noted on Fox News's Special Report, this goes in stark contrast to how the media buried this story before Tuesday's election (video follows with transcript and commentary): VIDEO LINKCHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The other thing I would add, which is what Bolton said. I think he’s absolutely right. There is no way that this is going to get in the way of the Benghazi story coming out,...
  • Stolen gun report a sign of things to come from Obama’s second term

    11/10/2012 6:37:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    A report released yesterday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in Washington claims “About 1.4 million firearms were stolen during household burglaries and other property crimes over the six-year period from 2005 through 2010. “Of the guns stolen each year during burglaries and other property crimes, at least 80 percent, or an annual average of 186,800 firearms, had not been recovered up to six months after being stolen,” the BJS press release states. That certainly sounds ominous. And it’s what the media and those interested in ratcheting down on the nation’s gun laws will be focused on, as cherry-picking from...
  • A Message From Beyond

    11/10/2012 6:27:01 AM PST · by Ted Grant · 8 replies
    Read the second letter to The Ethicist.
  • Sharon Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect (OH)

    11/10/2012 6:24:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The man who was shot attempting to break into a Sharon home on Monday waived his right to an extradition hearing Thursday afternoon in Youngstown. The homeowner, Pete Delli Bovi, has lived on Malleable Street for 33 years. He said he can't believe someone tried breaking in during the day. On Monday afternoon, Delli Bovi was resting when he heard a noise he said he'll never forget. "I was watching TV. I closed my eyes a little bit and I heard this big boom. Like, it was so loud. That's when this guy kicked my door in the back." Just...
  • Boehner Capitulates: ‘Obamacare is the Law of the Land’

    11/10/2012 6:19:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 237 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) -- Although the Republican-dominant House of Representatives controls the federal purse strings, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that Tuesday’s election victory by President Barack Obama changed how he will approach the GOP goal of repealing the health reform law, saying that the president’s reelection made it “the law of the land.” “Well, I think the election changes that. It’s pretty clear that the president was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land,” Boehner told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an interview Thursday when asked if the House GOP would still make repeal its mission. However, Boehner also...
  • Obama says deficit plan must include higher taxes for wealthy (OK! Bush Tax Cuts will expire)

    11/10/2012 6:04:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/9/2012 | By Amie Parnes and Russell Berman
    President Obama called on Congress on Friday to reduce the deficit in “a balanced and responsible way” in his first public remarks since winning reelection. The president said Congress should extend the current tax rates for 98 percent of Americans, but raise taxes on households with annual income of more than $250,000. Obama did not talk about higher tax rates in his speech, but said he would not accept a deal that cut spending and entitlements but did not ask wealthier households to pay more taxes. “If we’re serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with...
  • CIA Director Petraeus resigns over extramarital affair with biographer

    11/10/2012 6:04:06 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 10, 2012 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Cia Director David Petraeus’ career came crashing down like a cheap spy novel yesterday when he resigned over an extramarital, wartime affair with a woman who wrote a flattering biography about the retired four-star general. The bombshell — revealed after Petraeus resigned his post — stunned the political, military and intelligence establishments with reports of steamy e-mails between the two, including a reference to sex under a desk. Petraeus’ lover was identified as Paula Broadwell, 40 — the co-author of a fawning biography, “All In: The Reuters “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by...
  • Why not run a Conservative for once? (Saturbray)

    11/10/2012 5:54:17 AM PST · by bray · 21 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 11/10/12 | bray
    I wrote this last February although I did fall for the false gold hoping Romney could win. Even then we all feared this was going to happen: This is how we know that LOVE is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16 We just lost a special election here in Oregon where the establishment ran a self described moderate and lost twice in a row. When all of the experts try to explain that you have to run the perfect candidate to satisfy the moderates...
  • Maddow Mocks Republican Defeat With Orgy Of 'Disaster' Digs

    11/10/2012 5:35:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Didn't anyone ever tell Rachel Maddow that revenge is a dish best eaten cold? Using the thinnest of pretexts, Rachel went on a Republican-taunting rampage on her MSNBC show last night. The supposed subject was the decision of Senate Republicans to elevate John Cornyn to the #2 leadership spot, despite the disappointing results for the GOP's senatorial campaign committee that he led. That gave Maddow an excuse to refer no fewer than a dozen times to Republican "failure", "catastrophe" and "disaster." View the video here.
  • Final count in Senate is 55 Dems, 45 Repubs (net gain of 2 for dems?)

    11/10/2012 5:22:01 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 82 replies
    Minn Post ^ | 11/7/12 | Eric Black
    My post of this morning was published with a couple of Senate races not finally decided. But the Republican candidates (Rep. Denny Rehberg in Montana and Rep. Rick Berg of North Dakota) have now conceded to the victorious Dems. (incumbent Sen. Jon Tester in Montana and Sen.-elect Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota). This nets out at a two-seat pickup for the Dems and a 55-45 majority heading into 2013 (assuming that, as expected, the Senate's two independents, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine will caucus with the Dems). The net gain is especially impressive since the...
  • The Voters Who Stayed Home (The Key to Understanding the Results of the 2012 Elections)

    11/10/2012 5:13:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 334 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    The key to understanding the 2012 election is simple: A huge slice of the electorate stayed home. The punditocracy — which is more of the ruling class than an eye on the ruling class — has naturally decided that this is because Republicans are not enough like Democrats: They need to play more identity politics (in particular, adopt the Left’s embrace of illegal immigration) in order to be viable. But the story is not about who voted; it is about who didn’t vote. In truth, millions of Americans have decided that Republicans are not a viable alternative because they are...
  • Extend and Pretend (Going over the Fiscal Cliff is part of the solution)

    11/10/2012 5:04:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/10/2012 | Peter Schiff
    Now that President Obama has been re-elected, the media is finally free to focus on something besides the clueless undecided voters in Ohio, Florida, and Colorado. The brightest and shiniest object that has attracted its attention is the "fiscal cliff" that we are expected to drive over at the end of the year unless Congress and the President can agree to turn the wheel or apply the brakes. Fresh from his victory, the President took time today to let the nation know how he proposes to avoid the cliff: to raise taxes on those Americans who make more than $250,000...
  • Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job

    11/10/2012 4:52:22 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 36 replies
    RedState ^ | 11-9-2012
    (More Project Orca fallout, and Romeny being blindsided) If you spend your time watching politics and haven’t been hiding in a deep depression since Tuesday, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “ORCA.” According to the Washington Post, ORCA “was designed as a first-of-its-kind tool to employ smartphones to mobilize voters, allowing them to microtarget which of their supporters had gone to the polls.” There is now widespread condemnation of the program as being sloppy and poorly deployed. ....... Specifically Targeted Victory, FLS Connect, and The Stevens and Schriefer Group. While the Romney campaign did work with other consultants, they...