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  • IBD/TIPP Poll: U.S. Consumer Confidence Nosedives

    11/13/2012 11:55:56 AM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    TIPP Online ^ | 11-13-12
    The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declined by 5.4 points, or 10%, in November, posting 48.6 vs. 54 in October. The index is 0.4 points above its 12-month average of 48.2, 4.2 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered into the recession, and 1.3 points below its all-time average of 49.9. Note: Index readings above 50 indicate optimism; below 50 indicate pessimism. The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index has a good track record of foreshadowing the confidence indicators put out later each month by the University of Michigan and The Conference Board. IBD/TIPP conducted the national...
  • The GOP Can’t Afford to Ignore Cities Anymore

    11/13/2012 11:55:33 AM PST · by pabianice · 49 replies
    TNR ^ | 11/13/12 | DePillis
    After a week of election postmortems, one thing is clear: Mitt Romney’s failure to understand America’s changing demographics led to his undoing. But there was another killer: Geography. Deep blue cities and their inner suburbs came out for Barack Obama, pulling the president through in battleground states like Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida. And they put him so far ahead in places like Wisconsin, Nevada, and Pennsylvania that Romney never really had a chance (not to mention his home base of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, which went 78 percent for the president). Of course, this isn't a new phenomenon. In 2008,...
  • Ominous futures this morning. Are companies 'Going Galt'?

    11/13/2012 11:45:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Terry Ponick
    The futures don’t look so hot this morning before the opening bell. As of 8:50 a.m. EST, Dow futures are down nearly 70 points. S&P and NASDAQ futures look pretty much as bad, down nearly 9 and 20 points respectively. While yesterday’s action seemed relatively benign, it wasn’t, as lots of sectors were getting hammered but, due to low semi-holiday volume, this wasn’t readily apparent. Our utilities got hit so hard we had to exit via percentage stops, and we’ll probably need to pare back what energy and banking issues we still have today. The “fiscal cliff” again is the...
  • Will White House be forced to respond to Texas secession petition?

    11/13/2012 11:37:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 178 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    The more than 25,000 Sunshine Patriots who signed the petition to have Texas secede from the United States might get a response from the White House. Yahoo News: ***** Looks like the Obama administration may have to respond to a petition seeking the green light for Texas to secede from the United States-one of 20 such requests filed on the official White House website since Election Day. At the time of the writing of this post, the Texas secession petition had garnered 25,318 signatures-above the White House's self-imposed rules for requiring a reply. (A "Recount the election!" petition filed Nov....
  • Budget deficit rises to $120 billion in October

    11/13/2012 11:35:32 AM PST · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Reuters
    The budget deficit rose in October, the first month of fiscal year 2013, as looming negotiations over expiring tax cuts and imminent spending reductions dominated the post-election political landscape. The Treasury said on Tuesday the October deficit was $120 billion, larger than economist forecasts for a $114 billion gap and up from $98 billion in October of 2011.Growth in expenditures outpaced rising receipts, deepening the deficit. Outlays grew to $304 billion from around $262 billion in the same month last year while receipts rose to $184 billion from $163 billion.Following President Barack Obama's election to a second term last week,...
  • FR fights on for God, Life, Family, Country, Borders, Guns, Liberty!! FReepathon XXXVIII

    11/13/2012 11:25:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 303 replies
    After Romney's unfortunate, but all too predictable loss, we see the weaker sisters of the GOP now pushing for "moderation." To cut back on the so-called "social issues." They want us to "moderate" our positions on God, Life, Family, Country, Borders, Guns, Constitution and Liberty. They feel we must pander to the godless liberals to get votes. Got news for them. Not only, no, but hell NO! That's exactly the wrong formula. We cannot and do not want to try to out pander the socialist democrats. That's a losing proposition from the git go. That's exactly why they lost with...
  • Collins: Petraeus must testify

    11/13/2012 11:20:19 AM PST · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    By MANU RAJU 11/13/12 11:23 AM EST It is "absolutely imperative" that Gen. David Petraeus testify about what went wrong in Libya, even as he reels from his sex scandal roiling the intelligence community, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Tuesday. "I will say that I think it's absolutely imperative that Gen. Petraeus come and testify," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the committee's ranking member, told reporters. "He was CIA director at the time of attack. He visited Libya at the time of attack. He has a great deal of information that we need...
  • Night of the Long Knives

    11/13/2012 11:17:17 AM PST · by pwatson · 29 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 11/13/12 | Barnhardt
    Barnhardt.biz - Commodity Brokerage Night of the Long Knives Part 1 Posted by Ann Barnhardt - November 13, AD 2012 9:59 AM MST First, a history lesson: Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. Hitler then moved quickly to marginalize and then dispense entirely with the German Legislature, the Reichstag, and to effectively eliminate all political parties other than the National Socialist (Nazi) Party. The last step in Hitler's quest for total, dictatorial power was the purging of the German military of any factions that were in any way autonomous and not 100% loyal to him, specifically...
  • Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them (barf)

    11/13/2012 11:07:21 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Nov. 12, 2012
    Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported.
  • UPS Ends Grants to Boy Scouts Over Discrimination

    11/13/2012 10:53:41 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press
    The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently strip funding from the scouts. The UPS Foundation made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting its annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures. UPS, based in Atlanta, follows computer chip maker Intel in withdrawing corporate support for the Boy Scouts. The UPS Foundation gave more than $85,000 to the Boy Scouts in 2011, according to its federal tax return. Federal...
  • Petraeus whistle blower and her surgeon husband are 'broke, owe millions and ...

    11/13/2012 10:42:48 AM PST · by Arthurio · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11-13-12
    Petraeus whistle blower and her surgeon husband are 'broke, owe millions and are the target of foreclosures' The housewife and whistle blower at the center of the David Petraeus sex scandal and another involving General John Allen may have been hoping for some financial gain by lifting the lid on the affair, after it emerged today she and her husband are broke. Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, 37, and her cancer surgeon husband Scott owe millions to banks after the collapse of their real estate holdings in 2010. The Kelleys are currently the targets of at least four indebtedness lawsuits and...
  • General demoted for lavish travel, spending

    11/13/2012 10:40:27 AM PST · by billorites · 73 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. Panetta stripped Gen. William ‘‘Kip’’ Ward of a star, which means that he will now retire as a three-star lieutenant general despite arguments from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff against the demotion. Ward also has been ordered also repay the government $82,000. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to discuss a personnel matter. The...
  • Beware: ObamaCare’s now reality

    11/13/2012 10:32:33 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2012 | BETSY McCAUGHEY
    President Obama’s re-election and Democratic gains in the US Senate end any possibility of repealing the Obama health law. It will roll out as written, imposing major changes soon on you and your family. If you are uninsured because you can’t afford it, help may be on the way. But if you are one of the 250 million Americans with coverage, there are big problems ahead.If you get your health insurance through a job, you might lose it as of Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the new “employer mandate” kicks in, requiring employers with 50 or more full-time workers to...
  • David Petraeus Personally Investigated Benghazi Attack

    11/13/2012 10:30:24 AM PST · by Arthurio · 43 replies
    (WASHINGTON) -- In late October, former CIA Director David Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief and other CIA personnel who were in Benghazi on Sept. 11 when the attack occurred. The Libya stop was part of a six nation trip to the region. Petraeus intended the review as a way to prepare for his upcoming testimony before Congress on Benghazi. "He was looking forward to testifying," a Petraeus friend told ABC News. "He wanted...
  • Report: CIA's Benghazi Annex a Detention, Interrogation Site

    11/13/2012 10:29:23 AM PST · by NCjim · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2012 | John Sexton
    Unnamed sources tell Fox News that the CIA Annex in Benghazi held three Libyan militia members for days and that retrieving these detainees may have been a motive for the September 11th attack on the nearby US consulate. The new reporting builds on details previously published by Fox's Jennifer Griffin and information apparently leaked by ex-intelligence officer Paula Broadwell last month. Speaking on Fox News Monday, Griffin indicated new sources suggest the CIA annex may have been a detention site for local militia forces and even for some prisoners from other parts of Africa.
  • 97-Year-Old Says She May Die With A Gun In Her Hand

    11/13/2012 10:29:08 AM PST · by TSgt · 16 replies
    WKRC ^ | 11/13/2012 | WKRC
    There are certain things you expect to see in a 97-year-old woman's home and certain things you don't. Katie Watson from Richfield, North Carolina is full of things you wouldn't figure. She shot her first rabbit when she was 10 years old. To this day, she hunts quail and turkey but she's probably most proud of the fact that she's tagged 44 deer since she turned 80. "How many men still hunt when they're 97?" she asks. If you wondered how she gets around in the woods, she takes an A.T.V. Watson doesn't plan on slowing down any time soon....
  • Let’s get back to rewarding true merit (MEGA-PROJECTILE BARF ALERT)

    11/13/2012 10:28:19 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/13/12 | Editorial
    If the United States were a healthy meritocracy, where talent and hard work pretty much determined how far we go in life, fair-minded people wouldn’t be demanding that rich people pay more in taxes. The general feeling would be that the race is fair and the wealthy have earned all they’ve got. The rest of us just have to work harder and smarter. But by no honest reckoning is the United States the “land of opportunity” it once was, and the race looks less fair every day. Advantages and opportunities are skewed to the few against the many, as is...
  • 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
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  • 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...
  • SI cops’ killer eyed as too dumb for death

    11/13/2012 7:47:52 AM PST · by massmike · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | MITCHEL MADDUX
    <p>They say he’s too dumb to die for his heinous crimes.</p> <p>A federal judge has scheduled a series of hearings later this month for testimony about whether a man convicted of the execution-style murder of two undercover NYPD officers is mentally competent to face the death penalty — again.</p>
  • WE LIVE IN A WORLD GONE MAD (What the heck is happening with those who are defending this country?)

    11/13/2012 7:40:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/13/2012 | John Hindraker
    In the post immediately below, Scott recaps some of the recent developments in the Petraeus scandal. I want to add one or two more, and also elaborate a bit on one of the items that Scott mentioned.The most significant of the recent bombshells, I think, is the report that Eric Holder knew about the scandal as of late summer, when the FBI contacted his office to get permission to interview Petraeus and Paula Braodwell. Holder apparently claims that he never mentioned this potentially election-derailing news to his boss and good buddy, Barack Obama. I find this claim–that, while many...
  • Homeland Security Inspector General’s report on Fast and Furious still unfiled

    11/13/2012 7:20:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    A review of press releases issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the latest being filed Sunday and dealing with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s visit to Staten Island for a Hurricane Sandy follow-up, reveals the department is crediting itself with all kinds of activities and accomplishments except for its commitment to produce an Inspector General report on Fast and Furious gunwalking independent of the Department of Justice report released in September. A review of the DHS OIG press releases on its website, with the latest filing also being yesterday, also does not mention such a report. The second IG investigation...
  • Mark Levin to Karl Rove: ‘Get the off the stage already, will you pal?’

    11/13/2012 7:16:57 AM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jeff Poor
    (Full title: Mark Levin to Karl Rove: ‘Get the h*ll off the stage already, will you pal?’) On his Monday radio program, talk show host Mark Levin, author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” rejected the notion that the Republican Party should become more moderate to win over voters and blasted several commentators who suggested otherwise.<snip> “And I hear Rove today going on, ‘We got to do this better,’ ‘I got to do this,’ ‘Got to this,’” Levin continued. “Get the hell off the stage already, will you pal? You’re a hanger-on. I don’t say this with any personal contempt. It’s...
  • GE, Pickens' Clean Energy in natural-gas supply deal for trucks

    11/13/2012 7:09:42 AM PST · by shove_it · 40 replies
    (Reuters) - General Electric Co (GE) reached a deal to sell equipment to Clean Energy Fuels Corp (CLNE), which is building out a series of liquefied natural gas fueling stations for U.S. truckers. The largest U.S. conglomerate sees liquefied natural gas equipment as becoming a $1 billion market over the next five years, said Mike Hosford, general manager of unconventional resources for GE Oil & Gas. Clean Energy, which counts T. Boone Pickens as its largest investor, agreed to buy two GE-made MicroLNG plants to provide liquefied natural gas for a network of 70 natural gas fueling stations it is...
  • Open carry gun law(AR)

    11/13/2012 6:57:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    fox16.com ^ | 12 November, 2012 | NA
    Open carry of guns just went into effect in Oklahoma November 1st. It's something legislators in Arkansas have been trying to pass for years, but always failed. Lawmakers and gun owners think now is the time for Arkansas to adopt an open carry law. Open carry of guns is a sensitive issue with strong opinions on both sides, and while passing open carry laws in the past have always failed in Arkansas, now with the support of neighboring state Oklahoma, open carry supporters say, it betters the chances Arkansas could pass a similar law. 43 states allow gun owners to...
  • Lakeland Electric lineman breaks jaw, cheek bone in attack while restoring power in NY

    11/13/2012 6:56:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Ryan Raiche
    LAKELAND, Fla. - A bay area electrical lineman who got attacked while helping restore power in the storm-ravaged area of New York will likely need surgery to repair his face. John Applewhite was wrapping up a long day Friday with his 24-member crew from Lakeland Electric, when they pulled into a restaurant for a much needed dinner break. That's when a stranger drove up, yelled something, and took a swing at John.
  • (CO)Police investigate an accidental shooting that left 2 people with minor injuries at CU dental

    11/13/2012 6:42:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 13 November, 2012 | Alan Gathright
    AURORA, Colo. - Campus police are investigating an accidental shooting in which two people suffered minor injuries at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Aurora. The shooting happened Friday in a staff member's office at the dental school on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Campus Police Chief Doug Abraham said in a Monday statement. Two people in the office received minor injuries and were not hospitalized, the chief said. The staff member who possessed the gun had a concealed carry permit for it. That staff member is on administrative leave, Abraham said.
  • Christie facing GOP storm

    11/13/2012 6:37:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 91 replies
    © Copyright 2012 NYP Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. ^ | Last Updated: 5:12 AM, November 13, 2012 | By GERRY SHIELDS in DC and ERIK KRISS in Albany
    Fat chance for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s White House aspirations in the wake of his post-Sandy bromance with President Obama. National Republican political consultant John McLaughlin said Christie didn’t do himself any favors with his enthusiastic embrace of Obama after Hurricane Sandy devastated his state — or with his arguably self-serving Republican National Convention keynote speech.... McLaughlin added that just “a couple of days after” Christie lavished praise on Obama, the president “certainly might have deserved some criticism, and still to this day, because the federal response in the area is nonexistent in a lot of ways.” Christie has...
  • The Fiscal Cliff Is a Good Thing

    11/13/2012 6:37:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | y Howard Richman, Raymond Richman, and Jesse Richman Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012
    The entire discussion of the "fiscal cliff" has things a bit backward. People talk of "going off" the fiscal cliff -- and the natural image is of the disaster that awaits one who tumbles from the edge of a precipice. Instead, perhaps we should say "running into" the fiscal cliff -- the cliff being a force that stops a tumble. The term "fiscal cliff" refers to the combination of two major policy changes due to go into effect in January 2013: * The sequester. Because the (not-so-)Super Committee succumbed to partisan paralysis and couldn't come up with anything better, the...
  • Thompson starts as NY Times CEO amid BBC scandal (Pedophile enabler now in charge at NYT)

    11/13/2012 6:36:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 11/13/12 | AP
    New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson is starting his job on Monday amid a widening scandal at his former employer, the BBC. When the Times hired him in August, Thompson was hailed as someone who could help the company generate new revenue at a time when print publications are suffering from the loss of readers and advertisers. Thompson had spent eight years as director-general of the British Broadcasting Corp., a publicly funded television network that boasts a weekly global audience of 166 million people over multiple platforms, including radio, digital satellite and cable channels. In recent months, Thompson has...
  • Secretary of Defense Kerry? (A defense secretary who never met a weapons system he didn't hate)

    11/13/2012 6:34:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    Actually, as a Senator who voted against every major weapons system over the last 25 years, he'd be perfect for overseeing our military, don't you think? Washington Post: ***** 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 the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice,...
  • Nice Losers

    11/13/2012 6:33:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Nice Losers By Thomas Sowell November 13, 2012 12:00 A.M. Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment: nice, moderate losers — people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have. The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many reruns of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates...