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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)