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  • Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary

    11/12/2012 4:53:41 PM PST · by maggief · 70 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 12, 2012 | Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller
    President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. John O. Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, is a leading contender for the CIA job if he wants it, officials said. If Brennan...
  • 'I am not in love with David Petraeus': Paula Broadwell's bizarre denial during interview

    11/12/2012 4:53:32 PM PST · by Arthurio · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Tuesday, Nov 13 2012 3AM | Daniel Bates
    The woman who had an affair with David Petraeus denied she was in love with him in a bizarre interview she gave in the midst of their fling. Speaking in an interview while promoting her book in February, Paula Broadwell said without prompting: 'I am not in love with David Petraeus', in what was something of a Freudian slip. By that stage their affair was around five months having started when he became head of the CIA in September last year. It ended around July, according to reports. In the interview Broadwell, who is married with two young sons, revealed...
  • Will non-cooperation of multiple states’ be too much for ObamaCare?

    11/12/2012 4:45:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The answer, of course, is an emphatic yes, since by its very nature, ObamaCare is too much for ObamaCare, but individual states' freedom to opt out of designing their own state-specific health insurance exchanges is turning out to be yet another flaw in the oh-so-masterful plan.Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the government is extending the deadline by which states must submit their blueprints for their exchanges, meant to be tools with which consumers can shop around for insurance options, but all states must still indicate whether they're planning on doing it themselves, forging a...
  • CBS's Nancy Giles: Whites Oppose Abortion 'To Build Up the Race'

    Host Harris-Perry was discussing with her guests the results of Tuesday's election by demographic group. When she got her chance to comment, Giles said, "It's been weird to watch white people report on this." "You know when you just showed that graph of the decline in the numbers," she continued, "I thought, 'Maybe that's why they're trying to eliminate all these abortions and stuff. They're trying to build up the race."
  • Secession petitions filed in 20 states (With 30 GOP governors, where's the other 10 states?)

    11/12/2012 4:34:21 PM PST · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    yahoo.news ^ | 11/12/12 | m
    In the wake of last week's presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website. States with citizens filing include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from states that went for President Barack Obama. The petitions are short and to the point. For example,...
  • Stray Syrian Mortars Put Israel on High Alert

    11/12/2012 4:32:24 PM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | Chris Mitchell
    Stray Syrian Mortars Put Israel on High Alert By Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Monday, November 12, 2012 JERUSALEM, Israel -- A second mortar shell landed in northern Israel Monday, a day after Israel fired a warning shot into Syria in response to a Syrian mortar that hit the Golan Heights. Over the weekend, Israel came under fire on both its northern and southern borders. "We understand that this was a mistake and the mortar was not meant to target Israel and then, this is why we actually fired warning shots in retaliation," Israel Defense Forces spokesperson...
  • Hostess to Close Selected Bakeries Due to Nationwide Strike

    11/12/2012 4:28:22 PM PST · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    Hostess Brands ^ | November 12, 2012 | Hostess Brands
    Irving, TX – November 12 - Hostess Brands Inc. announced today that it will permanently close three bakeries today as a result of a nationwide strike initiated on November 9 by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (Bakers Union) that has prevented the facilities from producing and delivering products. "Our customers will not be affected because we will continue to serve them from other Hostess Brands bakeries, but sadly this action will result in the permanent closure of three facilities and the loss of 627 jobs," said Hostess Brands CEO Gregory F. Rayburn.  "We deeply regret this...
  • St. Lucie elections supervisor mum on problems (Allen West related story)

    11/12/2012 4:20:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    TCPALM ^ | 11-12-2012 | Laurie K. Blandford
    November 12, 2012 St. Lucie elections supervisor mum on problems Laurie K. Blandford ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Many questions about the county's elections and ever-changing results remained unanswered Monday. No one from the state, county elections office or Canvassing Board was available to answer questions because offices were closed for Veterans Day. Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker did not respond to a cellphone message and her attorney, Cynthia Angelos, couldn't be reached for comment. Among those who want answers are the Fort Pierce mayoral candidates, who've seen the totals and the winner change twice, heading into Wednesday's state-mandated recount of...
  • NEW JERSEY INKS EMERGENCY TRACKING DEAL WITH RADIANT RFID..

    A week before one of the biggest natural disasters to ever hit the Northeast dissipated the New Jersey shoreline, state officials awarded Radiant RFID a five-year emergency management solution contract to assist with evacuation and emergency tracking during catastrophic events. Texas-based Radiant, which also has contracts with Texas, North Carolina and the city of Boston, will provide the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) with an RFID-based evacuation solution that tracks evacuees, pets, emergency transport vehicles, and commodities deployed at state shelters in preparation for and in the event of a hurricane, natural disaster or other incident...
  • 'Homeland' Star Says Obama Watches Show While Pretending to Work

    11/12/2012 4:05:18 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 12 Nov 2012, 1:24 PM PDT
    Homeland" star Damian Lewis has become quite chummy with the Commander in Chief. Seems President Barack Obama is a big fan of Lewis' Showtime terrorism-themed series, and the pair even communicate via email. A recent exchange, shared by the actor while appearing on a British talk show, brought up a long-simmering fear some Americans have about the president's religious persuasion. During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday night, the Emmy-winning actor says the president wanted a signed DVD box set of the Showtime hit to give to the Teamsters labor union (the president has previously revealed Homeland is...
  • American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper

    11/12/2012 4:02:25 PM PST · by robowombat · 8 replies
    ISrael Pundit ^ | Oct 10, 2012 | Stanislav Mitchin
    American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people. True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall...
  • Panetta on the Petraeus Affair: 'I’m Reading the Papers Like You Are'

    11/12/2012 3:58:12 PM PST · by Arthurio · 17 replies
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta seemed not to have extensive knowledge of the Petraeus affair when talking to the press earlier today on board a flight to Australia. "You know, I don’t know the answer to that," Panetta said in response to a question about when the affair started and whether the CIA director would be prosecuted. "I guess, I’m reading the papers like you are to determine just what the committees finds out, what the ultimate investigation determines on that issue. We obviously are going to watch this closely to determine just exactly when that took place. But I think...
  • Exclusive: John McAfee Wanted for Murder (Anti Virus King into Bath Salts)

    11/12/2012 11:28:28 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 45 replies
    Gizmoto ^ | 11/12/2012 | Jeff Wise
    Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, who was gunned down Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. Details remain sketchy so far, but residents say that Faull was a well-liked builder who hailed originally from California. The two men had been at odds for some time. Last Wednesday, Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee with the mayor's...
  • Exclusive: Paula Broadwell’s Emails Revealed

    11/12/2012 3:42:46 PM PST · by maggief · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 12, 2012 | Michael Daly
    Broadwell’s notes to Jill Kelley were full of ‘cat fight stuff,’ a source tells Michael Daly—but there were no overt threats, and Petraeus was barely mentioned. So why did the FBI jump in? The messages were instead what the source terms “kind of cat fight stuff.” “More like, ‘Who do you think you are? … You parade around the base …You need to take it down a notch,’” according to the source, who was until recently at the highest levels of the intelligence community and prefers not to be identified by name. The base being MacDill Air Force Base in...
  • 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...
  • The Marxist POTUS calls for violence and revenge. Can leftist revolution be far behind?

    11/12/2012 1:51:04 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 153 replies
    Nov 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>It is clear that Obama hates the U.S. Constitution. Has himself stated that it's a flawed document and it and the courts do not go far enough in saying what the government must do for you on your behalf in regards to social and economic justice and the redistribution wealth. He says the courts have failed to remove the constraints on government from doling out social and economic justice, so it must be done legislatively.</p>
  • A Business-Friendly Climate Agenda for Obama's Second Term (Double bag barf alert)

    11/12/2012 1:45:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Harvard Business Review ^ | November 12, 2012 | Eric Pooley
    President Obama has some unfinished business to attend to, and taking care of it will require help and support from corporate leaders across the country. When he ran for president in 2008, Obama made three big promises: end the Iraq War, extend health care coverage to all Americans, and take federal action to reduce the threat of global climate change. He delivered on the first two. And though his Administration made some progress on emissions reduction by doubling federal fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles, the president chose not to move comprehensive climate legislation through a recalcitrant Senate in the...
  • Petraeus told biographer to stop harassing family friend, officials say

    11/12/2012 1:40:25 PM PST · by maggief · 95 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sari Horwitz and Scott Wilson
    Former CIA director David H. Petraeus told the woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair to stop sending threatening e-mails to a family friend, Jill Kelley, after a federal investigation determined who was behind the harassment. The move by Petraeus came in mid-summer after Kelley contacted a friend who worked as an FBI agent in Tampa, where she lived, beginning a process that would eventually force the former four-star former general to resign last week. The new information, provided by two law enforcement officials, helps fill in a summer timeline when Petraeus’s e-mail account became the subject of...
  • J.C. Penney’s cash flow tells a sad story

    11/12/2012 1:29:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 96 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/12/12 | Matt Andrejczak
    J.C. Penney shares were the biggest S&P 500 percentage decliner Monday, tumbling 11% to $18.41 in afternoon trades as investors seem to be growing impatient with the company’s roughly year-old transform plan.
  • The Market Just Figured Out Two HUGE Problems (ObamaNomics DeathWatch™)

    11/12/2012 1:07:41 PM PST · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 12, 2012 | Graham Summers
    The US Presidential election ended November 6, 2012. Since that time, the market has fallen 3%. There are a multitude of reasons for this, but the primary one is the fact that the markets is beginning to realize two key items: Everything that was a problem in the run up to the US election is still a problem (in fact many issues are now worse than they were a few months ago). Having engaged in pre-emptive and extreme actions to keep things calm in the run up to the election, the US Fed and ECB have run out of effective...
  • 'Homeland' star made Muslim joke to Obama

    11/12/2012 1:06:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 12, 2012 | James Hibberd
    Homeland star Damian Lewis told a British talk show he sent a Muslim joke to president Barack Obama. During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday night, the Emmy-winning actor says the president wanted a signed DVD box set of the Showtime hit to give to the Teamsters labor union (the president has previously revealed Homeland is his favorite show). Lewis says co-star Claire Danes wrote something along the lines of, ”I was a fan of yours long before you were a fan of ours.” But when it was the British-born Lewis’ turn, the actor says he jokingly wrote:...
  • Obama-Boehner Tax Dance Already Over

    11/12/2012 12:34:56 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2012 | Ira Stoll
    The team of FBI agents that unearthed the emails between David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell also discovered this gushing draft memo from Speaker of the House John Boehner to President Obama. They didn’t know what to do with it, so they sent it to me. Dear Mr. President: Seeing that YouTube video of you choking up while thanking your campaign volunteers in Chicago reminded me of how much we have in common, even though we are from different political parties. You sometimes cry; I sometimes cry. You like golf and cigarettes; I like golf and cigarettes. You just got re-elected;...
  • Falklands governor who defiantly refused to shake Argentinian general's hand... dies aged 86

    11/12/2012 12:33:28 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12th November 2012 | Amanda Williams
    Sir Rex Hunt, who was in charge of the Falkland Islands when Argentina invaded in 1982, has died aged 86. Sir Rex was considered a hero in the Falklands for his courage in organising the resistance to the Argentine invasion. He was taken prisoner by the Argentine invasion force and expelled to Uruguay. But when Britain recaptured the islands following the 74-day war he returned as Governor and remained in post until 1985. The Falkland Islands Government said it had received the news with 'great sadness'. In a statement it added: 'He will forever be remembered in the islands for...
  • Anti-Virus Pioneer John McAfee Reportedly Wanted For Murder

    11/12/2012 12:24:40 PM PST · by zeestephen · 9 replies
    Tech News Daily ^ | 12 November 2012 | Paul Wagenseil
    John McAfee, who founded an anti-virus company that's now the second largest in the United States, is reportedly wanted for murder in the Central American nation of Belize.
  • Red Tape? Non-Union FEMA Crews, Water and Other Supplies Sit Idle Thanks To Unions & Red Tape

    11/12/2012 12:07:33 PM PST · by dirtboy · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/12/2012 | LaborUnionReport
    It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy killed 113 people, wiped out portions of towns, and knocked out power to millions. It has also been two weeks since Barack Obama pledged, “No bureaucracy. No red tape.” However, according to multiple public and private sources, unions and union-related red tape are causing workers from out of state to be turned back, as well as workers contracted by FEMA, as well as tons of supplies, already in New York and New Jersey to sit idle—at a cost of millions to taxpayers. It has already been well publicized though the Daily Caller how...
  • Kroger to Slash Hourly Workers to Avoid Obamacare Penalties

    11/12/2012 12:05:46 PM PST · by tobyhill · 176 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11/4/2012 | Doug Ross
    Operative Faith reveals that Kroger will soon join the ranks of Durden Restaurants and slash the hours of its non-exempt (hourly) workers to avoid millions in Obamacare penalties. To give you a sense of Kroger’s size and importance, its sales last year were $90 billion and it employs nearly 350,000 people. Most of its jobs are hourly and the vast majority of workers are neither millionaires or billionaires. Faith is a mid-level manager at Kroger and reports the dire news: Last week we found out that, beginning in January, any employee who is not full-time at that point,will be limited...
  • West Recount: Video. election board throws press out of meeting.

    11/12/2012 12:01:25 PM PST · by freemike · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/12/12 | freemike
    Here's the link
  • NET CALL: The Way Ahead v.3

    11/12/2012 11:57:26 AM PST · by military cop · 9 replies
    Blood, Sweat, Tears | 11/12/2012 | Military Cop
    This post is written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to eradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme...
  • Ohioans’ Food Stamp Aid to be Reduced

    11/12/2012 11:50:23 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 71 replies
    Blade ^ | November 12, 2012 | Kate Giammarise
    Benefit to fall $50 a month starting in January Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance. For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets. Because of the way the federal government calculates utility expenses for people receiving the benefit, a mild winter nationwide last year, and a lower price for natural gas, many families could experience a significant cut in aid, those familiar with the program say. Recipients should get a letter...
  • SESAME STREET'S Elmo accused of child sex abuse...

    11/12/2012 11:38:05 AM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-12-12 | Jill Reilly
    The man who voices the puppet of Elmo on Sesame Street has taken leave amid allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Kevin Clash, 52, has taken a leave of absence from the popular children's show after the programme's lawyers were contacted by a 23-year-old man who claims he had a sexual relationship with the puppeteer seven years ago, when he was aged 16. TMZ, who reported the allegations, said that Mr Clash had admitted he had a relationship with the man, but only after the accuser was an adult and said the accusations were both false...
  • White House Seeking to Organize Americans on Obama’s Behalf

    11/12/2012 11:32:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    White House dossier ^ | 11/12/12 | Keith Koffler
    The White House is pulling a tactic out of its campaign playbook – and President Obama’s own community organizing past – using the organs of government to enlist average Americans to help Obama advocate for his priorities. In an email sent to people who signed up to receive official updates from the White House, recipients are told to forward the message to their friends, asking them to help promote what is in effect White House propaganda. The White House email list, which government officials began compiling earlier in Obama’s term, is separate from the famed Obama campaign email list, but...