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  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 55%

    11/13/2012 10:15:53 AM PST · by Arthurio · 38 replies
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 55% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-four percent (44%) at least somewhat disapprove. The president’s overall approval rating is up seven points from a year ago and is his highest since late June 2009 (see trends). Ninety-four percent (94%) of Democrats approve, while 82% of Republicans disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 46% approve and 51% disapprove.
  • Petraeus Affair Could End Broadwell's Army Career (But She Won't Be Prosecuted for Adultery)

    11/13/2012 10:02:56 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 44 replies
    Military Dot Com ^ | 13 Nov 12 | Bryant Jordan
    The Army Reserve officer alleged to have had an affair with former CIA Director and retired Army Gen. David Petraeus could be forced out of the service. Paula Broadwell, a lieutenant colonel with a top secret security clearance, is under investigation by the FBI for sending anonymous, threatening emails to a Florida woman who is friends with Petraeus. The FBI traced the emails to Broadwell’s computer, and in so doing uncovered evidence of her affair with Petraeus. No charges have been filed against Broadwell. However, the emails, as well as public statements she reportedly made about the U.S. consulate attack...
  • Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada freed from UK jail

    11/13/2012 9:39:02 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 7 replies
    France 24 ^ | November 134, 2012
    Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada was freed from prison on Tuesday after a UK court ruled he cannot be deported from Britain to Jordan to face terrorism charges. Qataba has been dubbed Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe. By Catherine VIETTE (video) News Wires (text) Britain on Tuesday released terror suspect Abu Qatada from prison on bail after judges ruled that the man dubbed Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe should not be extradited to Jordan. The radical Islamist preacher, who is in his early 50s, was driven out of the high-security Long Lartin prison in central England...
  • Timeline of the Petraeus Scandal

    11/13/2012 9:37:07 AM PST · by uncommonsense · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | WSJ
    June 30, 2010 — The Senate confirms Petraeus as the new commander for war in Afghanistan. Over the next year, Broadwell expands her research of Petraeusinto an authorized biography. She makes multiple trips to Afghanistan and is given unprecedented access to Petraeus and his commanders. Sept. 6, 2011 – Petraeus is sworn in as CIA director with his wife, Holly, by his side. Broadwell keeps in contact with Petraeus and is later invited to his office for events, including a meeting with actress Angelina Jolie. November 2011 – Petraeus begins an extramarital affair with Broadwell, according to retired Army Col....
  • Glenn Beck Slams Secession Petitioners

    11/13/2012 9:30:14 AM PST · by central_va · 190 replies
    Glenn Beck Radio Show ^ | 11/13/12 | Glenn Beck
    Well freedom fans, Glenn thinks the hundreds of thousands who e-signed the various peaceful secession petitions are crazy.
  • The UK's Most Disturbing Number: Total Unfunded Pension Obligations = 321% Of GDP

    11/13/2012 9:24:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/12/2012 | Tyler Durden
    For all our UK readers, who hope some day to collect pension benefits, we have two messages: i) our condolences, and ii) you won't.   Why? The answer comes straight from the ONS: The new supplementary table published by ONS in Levy (2012)10 includes the following headline figures for Government pension obligations as at end December 2010: Social security pension schemes (i.e. unfunded state pension scheme obligations): £3.843 trillion, being 263 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) (£3.497 trillion at end of December 2009)Centrally – administered unfunded pension schemes for public sector employees (i.e. unfunded public service pension scheme...
  • VA disability backlog doubles under Obama

    11/13/2012 9:20:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    You won’t be surprised to learn this is a violation of a promise: It was one of the simplest, most poignant promises Barack Obama made in 2008 in his first campaign for the White House: He would fulfill “a sacred trust with our veterans” by significantly reducing the government’s lengthy backlog of pending claims for disability coverage. The goal: All veterans could get a decision on disability claims within 125 days. The results: Records obtained by the Washington Guardian show that as of Nov. 5, the day before Mr. Obama won re-election, 558,230 of the 820,106 veterans seeking disability coverage...
  • Maybe It's The Minorities' Values That Need Changing

    11/13/2012 8:54:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/13/2012 | Dennis Prager
    The most widely offered explanation for Mitt Romney's defeat is that the Republican Party is disproportionately composed of -- aging -- white males. That is, alas, true. But the real question is what Republicans should do with this truth. There are two responses. The nearly universal response -- meaning the response offered by the liberal media and liberal academics (and some Republicans) -- is that the Republican Party needs to rethink its positions, moving away from conservatism and toward the political center. The other response is for conservatives and the Republican Party to embark on a massive campaign to influence,...
  • Rep. Chaffetz: Special Warrants Needed in Petraeus Probe Suggest FBI Found More Than Sex

    11/13/2012 8:53:39 AM PST · by kristinn · 35 replies
    Intercepts - Defense News | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | John T. Bennett
    Gannett owned. Headline and link only.
  • Obama huddles with labor leaders, liberal activists

    11/13/2012 8:47:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012
    President Obama is hosting a closed-door White House meeting Tuesday morning with labor leaders and liberal activists to discuss his stance in negotiations with House Republicans on the looming budgetary fiscal cliff. One day later, Mr. Obama plans to have a similar private discussion with business leaders. Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the Tuesday's gathering, which is being billed as a discussion of "the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit," according to a White House release. Several labor leaders plan on attending, including Mary Kay...
  • Labor to press Obama on tax hike for wealthy

    11/13/2012 8:47:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jennifer Liberto and Adam Aigner-Treworgy
    A cadre of top labor leaders is headed to the White House on Tuesday to press their concerns about the fiscal cliff. Topmost on their list: Tax hikes for the wealthiest Americans, and protection from cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other programs for low income families. Attending the meeting are leaders representing teachers, municipal employees, nurses, truck drivers, grocery store clerks, and factory floor workers, among others. The fiscal cliff is the most pressing issue facing the President, who won reelection last week. If Congress doesn't act in the next seven weeks, it will deliver a one-two punch...
  • Letting the Cat Fight! out of the bag covers for policy failure

    11/13/2012 8:35:05 AM PST · by Qbert · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 13, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    It’s easy to get caught up in the Cat Fight! aspect of L’Affaire Petraeus. The emails that Jill Kelley showed an FBI friend near the start of last summer were not jealous lover warnings like “stay away from my man,” a knowledgeable source tells The Daily Beast. 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...
  • Our Teflon Secretary of State

    11/13/2012 8:19:04 AM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Unsurprisingly, The New York Times published yet another love letter to Mrs. Clinton on Sunday. They covered such hard hitting issues as 1. What career will Mrs. Clinton pursue next (reportedly, getting some sleep or “a decorating show” is a strong contender)? 2. Whether, for a busy person like Mrs. Clinton, her “ride” (airplane) is plush enough? 3. A scintillating account of her most recent one-day tour of Peru (she gave “many speeches and many television interviews” and had “a really long dinner but good… there were only, like, 8 or 10 people there”) 4. The continuing importance of the...
  • Every vote counts: Woman blames husband for Obama win, runs him over with car

    11/13/2012 8:15:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Every vote counts: Woman blames husband for Obama win, runs him over with car Posted By Taylor Bigler On 3:33 AM 11/13/2012 @ 3:33 AM Here is one way to win an argument with your spouse: run him/her over with a car. An Arizona woman was apparently so enraged that her husband didn’t vote in last week’s presidential election that she ran him over with her Jeep. Holly Solomon, 28, and her husband, Daniel, reportedly got into a heated vehicular argument about the outcome of the presidential race in a parking lot Saturday, according to ABC affiliate KNXV-TV15 in Phoenix....
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 13, 2012

    11/13/2012 8:12:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 90 replies
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  • John McAfee Claims He's Innocent of Neighbour's Murder (claims they were trying to kill him)

    11/13/2012 8:12:26 AM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    In an telephone interview with Wired on Monday, McAfee revealed he was convinced the police were after him and would kill him if he went in for an interview. He said he was innocent and that he hid under the sand while the police searched his property. He is currently on the run somewhere in Belize, though his exact location is unknown. McAfee claims he has nothing to do with the murder nor knows anything about it, except that the neighbour had been shot. McAfee also expressed concern that he was the real target and that Faull's murder was a...
  • Texas NDAA Nullification Bill Includes Criminal Charges for Federal Agents

    11/13/2012 8:08:40 AM PST · by all the best · 36 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | November 12, 2012 | Michael Boldin
    At the close of 2011, Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for the year 2012. In it are what some constitutional experts consider to be some of the greatest constitutional violations in American history. At issue are sections 1021 and 1022 which, in essence, create a new power for the federal government to “indefinitely detain” – without due process – any person. Indefinitely. That’s little different than kidnapping. In response, there’s been a bit of a firestorm from people across the political spectrum. Local communities in Colorado sent out the first warning shots, passing resolutions and ordinances rejecting...
  • Election Fraud in the DC Suburbs - Part of a Bigger Problem?

    11/13/2012 7:56:10 AM PST · by indthkr · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/12 | Mike Lillis
    Police in Arlington County, Va., have launched a criminal probe to investigate the voter fraud controversy swirling around the son of Democratic Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.). Patrick Moran, 23, resigned Wednesday as field director for his father's reelection campaign after conservative activists released video footage in which the younger Moran appears to discuss options for skirting voter ID laws with undercover operatives posing as campaign volunteers. Less than 24 hours after the video's release, Arlington County investigators announced that they're looking into the matter. "The Arlington County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Arlington County Police Department have been made aware...
  • (HotAir) NYT: FBI agent involved in Petraeus case pursued it because of his “worldview”

    11/13/2012 7:55:12 AM PST · by maggief · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2012 | Allahpundit
    I’ll hit this on the blog later too but I want to push it out bright and early, as it’s a wrinkle in last night’s post about the shirtless circus clowns who govern us: Ms. Kelley, a volunteer with wounded veterans and military families, brought her complaint to a rank-and-file agent she knew from a previous encounter with the F.B.I. office, the official also said. That agent, who had previously pursued a friendship with Ms. Kelley and had earlier sent her shirtless photographs of himself, was “just a conduit” for the complaint, he said. He had no training in cybercrime,...
  • Cornel West Calls Obama a “Rockefeller Republican in Blackface”

    11/13/2012 7:52:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Non Profit Quarterly ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rick Cohen
    Despite some commentators’ giddy excitement about President Barack Obama’s reelection, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West took a different stand, calling out the president for some of the shortcomings of his administration and his reelection campaign on the issue of poverty. Of course, Smiley and West have their own critics, in part due to West’s occasional propensity to use highly charged language, such as his 2010 contention that Obama’s policies led to racist effects. Speaking on Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! show, Smiley and West tore into the president. Calling Obama “a Rockefeller Republican in blackface,” West charged “that it’s morally obscene...