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  • Military Took 22 Hours To Get To Benghazi

    11/12/2012 3:38:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/12/12 | Ben Shapiro
    So, how long does it take to get military assets stationed mere hours away from a firefight to a firefight? Apparently, it takes some 22 hours. When former Navy SEALs called for backup at the consulate in Benghazi on September 11, American assets were stationed both in Libya and in Italy. The help never came; both Navy SEALs were killed after a seven-hour ordeal. Fifteen hours after that, the military finally showed up. According to the Associated Press: New Pentagon details show that the first U.S. military unit arrived in Libya more than 15 hours after the attack on the...
  • Goodwin: Excusing Affairs Only Way To Get 'Best People in Public Life,' Like FDR & Clinton

    11/12/2012 3:38:03 PM PST · by drewh · 60 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 12, 2012 | 17:22 | By Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, liberal historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin pleaded for the American people to excuse extramarital affairs of public figures like David Petraeus: "What would we have done if FDR had not been our leader because he had an affair with Lucy Mercer? Think of the productive years that Clinton could have had if Monica Lewinsky hadn't derailed them. We've got to figure out a way that we give a private sphere for our public leaders. We're not gonna get the best people in public life if we don't do that." Kearns-Goodwin lamented how public officials today...
  • 2012 Fox News Exit Polls

    11/12/2012 3:25:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | NA | NA
    National Poll President2008 Exit Polls Sample: 26565 respondents     Are you: Total Obama Romney   Male 47% 45% 52%   Female 53% 55% 44%   Sample: 26517 respondents In which age group are you? Total Obama Romney   18-29 19% 60% 37%   30-44 27% 52% 45%   45-64 38% 47% 51%   65 or over 16% 44% 56%   Sample: 26413 respondents In which age group are you? Total Obama Romney   18-24 11% 60% 36%   25-29 8% 60% 38%   30-39 17% 55% 42%   40-49 20% 48% 50%   50-64 28% 47% 52%   65...
  • Small Business Owner on Obamacare: Every Restaurant You Eat At Is Impacted Negatively (vid)

    11/12/2012 3:20:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/12/12 | Fox
    Small business owner Judy Nichols, a Papa John's franchise owner, told FOX and Friends today that she will be forced to cut her staffing or pay an Obamacare fine of $40,000 that she cannot afford. Nichols says, "Every restaurant you eat at is impacted negatively by the new health care law."
  • Rally Tomorrow in St. Lucie County -(Allen West)

    11/12/2012 3:16:36 PM PST · by tookiesrcookies · 17 replies
    Palm Beach County Tea Party ^ | November 12, 2012 | Palm Beach County Tea Party
    Yesterday the St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, did not follow through on her agreement to recount all early ballots to address concerns stemming from their acknowledgement of technical errors. Just in the small number of ballots counted, Congressman Allen West was show to have several hundred more votes than the original count reflected! We MUST stand up for voting integrity and demand a full recount! Here is the date, time, and location: Rally for Voter Integrity! Tuesday, November 13th at 10am St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections 4132 Okeechobee Road Fort Pierce, FL 34947 (772) 462-1500 BE THERE...
  • Will Texas secede? Petition reaches 25,000 signatures, triggering White House review

    11/12/2012 3:13:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 102 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/12/12 | David Martosko
    With more than 28,600 signatures collected since Nov. 9, a White House website petition from an Arlington, Texas man has attracted enough support to trigger an automatic review by the Obama administration. Petitions submitted through the Obama White House’s “We the People” program “require a response” from the administration after they have attracted 25,000 signatures. The Daily Caller reported Monday morning that since the day after President Barack Obama’s re-election, citizens from 20 states had submitted petitions asking for peaceful separations from the United States. (RELATED: White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states)
  • DOD Won’t Answer Questions on Broadwell’s Embed With Petraeus Because ‘It Is Currently Under

    11/12/2012 3:08:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/12/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – A Pentagon spokesman said Monday that the Department of Defense (DOD) could not comment on the details of biographer Paula Broadwell's embed with Gen. David Petraeus when Petraeus was an active duty Army officer serving as the U.S. commander in Afghanistan because “it is currently under investigation.” CNSNews.com asked Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, a Defense Department spokesman, a series of questions about Broadwell's time in Afghanistan with Petraeus. Breasseale said the Defense Department could not discuss the matter at this time.
  • UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over discrimination

    11/12/2012 3:01:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 12, 2012
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders. The philanthropic arm of the Atlanta-based shipping giant made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting the foundation's annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures.
  • Hostess Brands permanently closing 3 bakeries following employee strike

    11/12/2012 3:01:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/12/12 | Staff
    IRVING, Texas — Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The Texas-based maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs says the strike has prevented it from producing and delivering products. Hostess warned earlier this month that the strike, by about 30 percent of its workforce, could lead to bakery closures. It said Monday that it will close bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati that collectively employ 627 workers. The company has about 18,300 employees. Thousands of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help,

    11/12/2012 2:57:25 PM PST · by autumnraine · 16 replies
    Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11. She also acknowledged that "there was a failure in the system." Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that...
  • GROUP GATHERS SIGNATURE for a “Petition Demanding Benghazi Massacre Special Prosecutor”

    11/12/2012 2:50:31 PM PST · by maggief · 10 replies
    GretaWire ^ | November 12, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    Special Operations Speaks Sets Thursday Press Conference to Present Congress with Petition Demanding Benghazi Massacre Special Prosecutor WHO: Members of Congress: The Honorable Louie Gohmert (R-TX 1) Additional members are likely to attend. We will update as each member confirms. Special Operations Speaks, PAC Leadership: Brigadier General Joseph S. Stringham, US Army (Ret.) Captain Larry Bailey, (SEAL), USN (Ret.) Colonel Dick Brauer, USAF (Ret.) WHAT: SOS leaders will present the congressmen with a petition containing the names of more than 100,000 Americans demanding a special prosecutor be appointed to fully investigate the events in Washington and abroad surrounding the murder...
  • PATRAEUS COULD FACE CHARGES - FBI Deemed Petraeus Affair Part of Criminal, Not Intel Probe

    11/12/2012 2:49:30 PM PST · by texas_mrs · 93 replies
    ABC NEWS - VIA DRUDGE ^ | 11/12/12 | MARTHA RADDATZ (@martharaddatz) , PIERRE THOMAS (@PierreTABC) , JASON RYAN (@JasonRyanABC) and JONAT
    The FBI withheld its findings about Gen. David Petreaus' affair from the White House and congressional leaders because the agency considered them the result of a criminal investigation that never reached the threshold of an intelligence probe, law enforcement sources said today. The sources said agents followed department guidelines that generally bar sharing information about developing criminal investigations. The FBI is also aware of its history under former director Herbert Hoover of playing politics and digging into the lives of public figures. As one official said, the rules are designed to protect people (both private and elected officials) when negative...
  • CALIFORNIANS HAND OVER THEIR PIN NUMBERS TO DEMOCRATS

    11/12/2012 2:38:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    human events ^ | november 12, 2012 | Steven Greenhut
    The big news: It looks like voters have handed two-thirds legislative majorities to the Democrats. The state Senate is a sure thing, and final counting will likely yield supermajority control of the Assembly to the Democrats, thanks, in part, to North Orange County voters’ ousting of Assemblyman Chris Norby. Currently, the only thing standing between California residents and an endless series of bumps in sales taxes, income taxes, gasoline taxes and business taxes has been the constitutional requirement that raising taxes requires a two-thirds vote. Republicans in California don’t stand for much, but they have mostly stood together in opposition...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, November-12-2012

    11/12/2012 2:27:31 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 69 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Insiders Explain How Mitt Romney's Campaign Completely Fell Apart On Election Day

    11/12/2012 2:19:14 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 208 replies
    BI ^ | 11/12/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Worse still, Ekdahl told Business Insider that the Romney campaign failed to provide poll-watching volunteers in his region — Jacksonville, Florida, a key Republican city in a major swing state — with proper credentials and accurate voter strike lists, rendering them unable to perform their duties even if the ORCA app had worked. In interviews with Business Insider last week, sources close to the Romney campaign confirmed Ekdahl's account, and described a technological undertaking that failed at every level. According to several of these sources, ORCA was developed by a small, isolated tech team working under Romney's political team. These...
  • A Pyrrhic Victory for America’s Youth [Will BO's punks stop dancing when entitlement bill comes due?

    11/12/2012 2:17:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/12 | Scott W Atlas
    Dancing in Chicago, young voters gleefully celebrated President Obama’s victory. Indeed, voters younger than 30 may well have changed the outcome of the race. They represented 19 percent of all voters, even more than they did in 2008, and they favored President Obama by 60 to 37 percent, according to exit polling. One college student asked me, “What exactly are they so excited about?” Presumably, they aren’t celebrating their job prospects. Under this administration, unemployment of younger Americans and recent college graduates is not very different from the scandalous unemployment rates of youth in failing European countries whose misguided economic...
  • How Petraeus betrayed us

    11/12/2012 2:16:20 PM PST · by Arthurio · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Michael Goodwin
    Mother always said the bigger they are, the harder they fall. If ever there was any doubt, the stunning case of CIA boss David Petraeus dispels it. The most important and celebrated military leader of our time has fallen from the sky with a thud that is shaking all of Washington. His personal life and career are in tatters, but that is not the whole story. Not by a long shot. Petraeus, once talked about as presidential timber, played a big part in the administration’s misleading narrative surrounding the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. That we now know...
  • N.M.’s First Gentleman Takes a Job (Governor's salary doesn't pay for disabled sister care)

    11/12/2012 2:08:11 PM PST · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 11, 2012 | Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE – First Gentleman Chuck Franco, who turned in his sheriff’s badge when his wife was elected governor of New Mexico, has gone back to work. Franco, former Doña County undersheriff and husband of Gov. Susana Martinez, started a new job last week as a security officer at the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Santa Fe, a spokesman for Martinez confirmed. He is working roughly 20 to 25 hours a week for a private security company that is under contract with the U.S. Marshals Service to provide courthouse security. In addition to the Governor’s Mansion in Santa Fe, Martinez and...
  • The Amnesty Delusion [Leave the pandering to the Democrats]

    11/12/2012 2:07:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/12 | Editors @ NRO
    Having suffered not one but several humiliating defeats on Tuesday, Republicans are in danger of embracing “comprehensive” immigration reform — which is to say, amnesty — out of panic. The GOP does need to do better among Hispanics and other voters, but this is not the way to achieve that — and, more important, it is bad policy. A formal policy of refusing to enforce the law is not obviously the best substitute for an informal policy of refusing to enforce the law. But first, credit should be given where it is due: The Obama administration, by keeping economic growth...
  • The Amnesty Delusion [Leave the pandering to the Democrats]

    11/12/2012 2:07:40 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/12 | Editors @ NRO
    aving suffered not one but several humiliating defeats on Tuesday, Republicans are in danger of embracing “comprehensive” immigration reform — which is to say, amnesty — out of panic. The GOP does need to do better among Hispanics and other voters, but this is not the way to achieve that — and, more important, it is bad policy. A formal policy of refusing to enforce the law is not obviously the best substitute for an informal policy of refusing to enforce the law. But first, credit should be given where it is due: The Obama administration, by keeping economic growth...