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  • CIA talking points for Susan Rice called Benghazi attack "spontaneously inspired" by protests

    11/15/2012 8:34:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012
    CBS News has obtained the CIA talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on Sept. 15 regarding the fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, four days earlier. CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan says the talking points, which were also given to members of the House intelligence committee, make no reference to terrorism being a likely factor in the assault, which left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. "Available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault... There are indications...
  • Egyptian Child Preacher Curses Bush, Obama, calls for destruction of Israel

    11/15/2012 8:33:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 11 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11/12 | Al-Rahma
    The Arab world seeks the death of American, Israel, and all Jews, and the Dems/UN meet to condemn Israeli self-defense.
  • The Big Battle To Keep Elizabeth Warren Off The Senate Banking Committee

    11/15/2012 8:28:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/15/2012 | Linette Lopez
    We know that Wall Street would rather not have consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren sitting on the Senate Banking Committee, but right now it looks like if she wants it, she can have it. Here's why (it's very simple). Ultimately, the decision of who sits on what committee is left up to Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Majority leader. He takes into consideration things like seniority and Senators' talents, backgrounds and preferences. But in the end, the choice is his. Now let's look at the committee. There are two seats opening up: Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Daniel Akaka (D-HI). New York...
  • Freep This Poll (Maine to Legalize Marijuana)

    11/15/2012 8:18:39 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 68 replies
    Do you believe Maine should legalize, tax and regulate marijuana?
  • TV Viewers in Sharp Decline as More People Awaken to the Idiocy of Television Programming

    11/15/2012 8:14:00 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 161 replies
    Natural News ^ | November 15, 2012 | J.D. Heyes
    It began with traditional newspaper circulation about a decade ago, and now the phenomenon has spread to television: Like millions of Americans who shun the daily paper, many are voting with their remotes and are turning off network TV.
  • LIVE THREAD - House Committee Hearing on Benghazi Attack

    11/15/2012 8:13:16 AM PST · by SE Mom · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2012
    HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING ON BENGHAZI ATTACK
  • UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Israeli strikes

    11/15/2012 8:01:46 AM PST · by SmileRight · 17 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Marc Kahlberg
    Kahlberg is reporting news and opinion from the front line of Israel: The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on Wednesday night to discuss Israeli strikes against the Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip but took no action, as Israel threatened a wider offensive in the Palestinian terror enclave to stop missile and rocket attacks by terrorists. Is it not sad that the United Nations sees fit to convene an emergency session less than 12 hours after Israel is forced to defend itself against the ongoing and continuous acts of terror against innocent Israeli civilians? Is it not sad...
  • Russia's Putin signs new treason law

    11/15/2012 7:57:39 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Russia introduced a new law broadening the definition of treason on Wednesday, alarming opponents who say Vladimir Putin will use it to silence his critics and that almost anyone in contact with foreigners will be at risk. The legislation allows Russians representing international organizations to be charged with treason, as well as those working for foreign states and bodies, and expands the range of actions that can be considered treasonous.
  • Petraeus: I did not pass classified info

    11/15/2012 7:55:31 AM PST · by maggief · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012
    CNN) -- David Petraeus' resignation was not linked to the September attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and he never passed classified information to the woman he was having an affair with, the former CIA director told an HLN journalist. Petraeus, in conversations with HLN's Kyra Phillips, confirmed to her what his supporters have been saying about ongoing scandal. "In our first conversation," Phillips said Thursday, Petraeus "had told me he had engaged in something dishonorable. He sought to do the honorable thing in response -- and that was to come forward. He was very clear that he...
  • Maine's Republican Chairman Accuses Blacks of Voter Fraud

    11/15/2012 7:48:52 AM PST · by tonyome · 117 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 11/15/2012 | Eric Russell
    Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster is once again alleging possible voting irregularities, this time claiming that groups of unknown black people showed up in some rural towns to vote on Election Day.
  • Euro zone falls into second recession since 2009

    11/15/2012 7:45:56 AM PST · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Robin Emmott and Michelle Martin
    (Reuters) - The euro zone debt crisis dragged the bloc into its second recession since 2009 in the third quarter despite modest growth in Germany and France, data showed on Thursday. The French and German economies both managed 0.2 percent growth in the July-to-September period but their resilience could not save the 17-nation bloc from contraction as the likes of The Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Austria shrank. Economic output in the euro zone fell 0.1 percent in the quarter, following a 0.2 percent drop in the second quarter. Those two quarters of contraction put the euro zone's 9.4 trillion euro...
  • Obama's 'balanced' deficit reduction plan is anything but ( tax increases at 73% of the budget)

    11/15/2012 7:24:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2012 | Rick Moran
    James Pethokoukis writing at the AEI Enterprise blog, examines the president's "balanced" plan to cut $4.4 trillion from the budget over the next decade. James points out that the plan is "reheating of his 80-page deficit reduction package from September 2011 which, on paper, showed $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in taxes raised. Not so fast: ***** Once you begin to dig into the numbers, the plan doesn't look balanced at all. As the bipartisan Committee for Responsible Federal Budget noted back then: The Administration claims that the plan would save about $4.4 trillion in total (including interest...
  • Paula Broadwell fell short of aims at Harvard

    11/15/2012 7:20:26 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 54 replies
    Paula Broadwell, the biographer with whom former CIA ­director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair, abandoned her bid for a doctorate from Harvard in 2007, failing to advance to PhD candidacy after four semesters at the Kennedy School of Government, and now faces the prospect of an ethical review at King’s College London, where she has resumed pursuit of a doctorate. The revelations about her mixed academic record add to the portrait of a principal figure in the Petraeus scandal who has refused to respond to multiple Globe requests for comment and hasn’t spoken publicly since disclosure of her relationship...
  • The Big Task Force Launched After Trayvon Martin's Death Has Decided To Change Almost Nothing(barf)

    11/15/2012 7:13:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Abby Rogers
    Florida's permissive firearm laws have landed the state in the center of a national controversy but the Sunshine State is refusing to bow to pressure to reform its controversial Stand Your Ground Laws. After George Zimmerman cited the law in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, Gov. Rick Scott created a Stand Your Ground task force to review the law. And now the task force has decided not to change the gun laws, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. "The task force concurs with the core belief that all persons, regardless of citizenship status, have a right to feel...
  • The Obamacare Debacle. It's Certain Failure is all too Predictable.

    11/15/2012 7:02:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2012 | Michael Tanner
    If one wanted to sum up the consequences of the entire 2012 election in a single issue, look no farther than Obamacare. The new health-care law is generally regarded as the signature achievement of the president’s first term. It’s certainly emblematic of Obama’s entire approach to government and what we can expect from his second-term initiatives. The president promised a great deal of benefits from health-care reform: lower premiums, better care, universal coverage. He reassured Americans: If you had health insurance, and you liked it, you could keep it. The bill’s gross ten-year cost would be less than $1 trillion,...
  • BP gets record fine in Gulf oil spill

    11/15/2012 7:01:09 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    AP via Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 15, 2012 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    Oil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the deal, also said two BP PLC employees face manslaughter charges over the death of 11 people in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that triggered the massive spill. The person said BP will plead guilty to obstruction for lying to Congress about...
  • How to Prevent Another Orca Flop (Why the Republican GOTV effort failed to match the Democrat's)

    11/15/2012 6:59:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2012 | Michael James Barton
    It’s pardonable to be defeated, but never surprised. — Frederick the Great Over the past week, there has been plenty of harsh criticism of the Romney campaign’s get-out-the-vote efforts and volunteer system. While the campaign has pushed back on these claims, my experience inside a swing-state legal war room last Tuesday leads me to say that the criticisms of the campaign’s GOTV in general, and of its use of the Orca system in particular, ring true. The main GOTV effort was supposed to operate like this: Poll watchers listen to the names of everyone coming in to vote and notate...
  • The Hopium Is Now Depleted

    11/15/2012 6:57:19 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-15-2012 | Tyler Durden
    Hope - it appears - peaked at the start of the year in the US, following the global coordinated central bank pump which ramped it from lows to highs within a few months. All that hope - and then some - has now apparently faded. The General Business Conditions expected six months forward dropped to its lowest level since March 2009. What is perhaps worse, given the focus on jobs jobs jobs, is that for the first time since April 2009, the employment outlook for employment turned negative - suggesting firms are looking to reduce employees at the fastest rate...
  • The Tax Tango (No, Speaker Boehner is not selling out the right)

    11/15/2012 6:56:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2012 | The Editors
    John Boehner isn’t selling out conservatives on taxes. All he has done is reiterate that Republicans are open to a tax-reform deal that generates extra revenues, so long as the entitlements that are driving our long-term debt explosion are also addressed. He has also said that this reform should not raise marginal tax rates, and should indeed lower them. A deal along those lines might be worth supporting, depending on the details. The White House is, however, insisting that the top tax rates have to go up as scheduled under the law — and that even more taxes should be...
  • Why Mitt Romney Deserved To Lose The Election

    11/15/2012 6:53:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/15/2012
    In an article published in 2001, Jude Wanniski, the author of The Way the World Works, noted that since 1896, only Republican presidential candidates running on “pro-growth” platforms have won. Republicans advocating “austerity” have invariably lost. With the defeat of Mitt Romney, the election of 2012 continued this pattern, with one addition. Republican presidential candidates offering clueless confusion also lose. Democracies tend to evolve two political parties, a party of economic growth and a party of income redistribution. If a credible plan for economic growth is offered, the people will vote for it, provided that it does not involve crushing...
  • Obama Tax Hikes On Rich Would Shrink Economy, Jobs

    11/15/2012 6:50:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/15/2012
    President Obama's proposed tax hike on the top 2% of incomes will do next to nothing to close our chronic budget deficits, now running more than $1 trillion a year. But it will have a major impact on one struggling part of our economy: small business. In his Wednesday press conference, just before meeting with representatives of the nation's largest businesses, the president again claimed his plan to reduce the deficit and avoid the fiscal cliff would mean that "97% of small businesses are not going to see their taxes go up." But this is, to put it politely, deceptive....
  • Time to Let the Country Crash?

    11/15/2012 6:49:05 AM PST · by ebshumidors · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/12 | Ebben Raves
    "Let it crash!" "Give them what they want and they'll see what happens!" "Surely, once the left's programs are implemented and the economy crashes, people will come to their senses." Since the election, many on the right have echoed this meme. They are convinced that widespread poverty and lack of opportunity will bring a resurgence of the America many of them knew growing up. Grandma and Grandpa's America. Perhaps these people forget that Roosevelt was re-elected three times during a depression that he helped prolong -- a depression that featured soup lines and starvation in a population that actually wanted...
  • 'Jihad' ads on CTA buses spark outrage

    11/15/2012 6:41:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Manya A. Brachear and Jon Hilkevitch
    chicagotribune.com 'Jihad' ads on CTA buses spark outrage By Manya A. Brachear and Jon Hilkevitch Tribune reporters 7:29 AM CST, November 15, 2012 The controversial ads unveiled on the back of 10 CTA buses Wednesday read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.” They conclude with the words, “Support Copts. Defeat Jihad,” referring to friction between Muslims and Coptic Christians in Egypt. Within hours of the buses' first runs, messages appeared on Facebook and Twitter denouncing the campaign. Many said degrading a spiritual tenet of Islam -- one that refers to a Muslim's...
  • 'Couldn't Be More Wrong, Absurd!': Deutsch And Cupp Clash Over Republican Need To 'Re-brand'

    11/15/2012 6:23:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For adman Donny Deutsch, there's really no difference between pushing a political party or a bag of potato chips: it's all about the branding. S.E. Cupp, in contrast, is a conservative with bedrock principles. Seated next to each other on today's Morning Joe set during a discussion on GOP strategy going forward, a blow-up was clearly in the cards. And clash they did, with Cupp arguing that the GOP doesn't need to re-brand itself, but rather to "spend more time explaining why their policies work for everyone." Deutsch, repeatedly trying to cut Cupp off, exclaimed that she "couldn't be more...
  • Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation

    11/15/2012 6:19:04 AM PST · by crosshairs · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/12 | James Nye
    President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring. Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours. With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass...
  • Initial Claims Soar To 439K, Non-Seasonally Adjusted Surge By Whopping 104,548 In One Week

    11/15/2012 6:13:43 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Get ready for the "it's all Sandy's fault" barrage, because the post-reelection status quo sure will desperately need it today. The latest initial claims data posted a multi-year high 104,548 surge in weekly NSA claims from 361,800 to 466,348, and even the Seasonally adjusted number soaring from 361K to 439K on expectations of a 375K print. In other words, a complete disaster for any economic data bulls. What is truly amusing is that the same Wall Street "experts" who set expectations were unable to foresee the Sandy effect that every "macrotourist" on Twitter apparently is so very aware of. Also,...
  • Petraeus replacement to testify CIA never requested military assistance in Benghazi (hhmmm)

    11/15/2012 6:11:48 AM PST · by SE Mom · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    ...When the CIA’s acting director, Michael Morell, testifies Thursday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he is expected to say that the agency never requested Europe-based special operations teams, specialized Marine platoons, or armed drones on the night of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official... ...That differs from what Fox News reported almost three weeks ago, and which has gone virtually unchallenged in the vacuum of official explanations about Benghazi since. Jennifer Griffin reported on October 26th, citing sources that were actually “on the ground” in Benghazi during the attack, that...
  • Gun buyback program coming to Savannah(GA)

    11/15/2012 6:05:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wsav.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Raquel Rodriguez
    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- It's been more than a week since the Coastal Empire Fair shooting and a local organization is taking action to help put a stop to gun violence in the city. The Georgia Coastal Southern Christian Leadership Conference is working on a Savannah gun buyback program targeting youths in the community. The group is working on finding locations where gun owners can drop off their weapons, no questions asked, and receive a $50 voucher in return.
  • Sub base's top enlisted man retires after incident at local bar

    11/15/2012 5:55:37 AM PST · by CTGOPPER · 26 replies
    The Day ^ | 11/15/2012 | Jennifer McDermott
    The highest-ranking enlisted person at the Naval Submarine Base is retiring after an investigation into allegations that he drank for several hours at a club on the base and got into an altercation with his wife at a local bar.
  • Retired SC Highway Patrol trooper shoots, kills home intruder in Bluffton

    11/15/2012 5:55:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    islandpacket.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | ALLISON STICE
    A retired S.C. Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed an intruder after a struggle in his Bluffton home early Wednesday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. Former trooper Lt. William "Chuck" Wise was attacked by a man attempting to break into his Palmetto Bluff Road home at 2:15 a.m. when Wise fired several shots, striking and killing him, investigators say. The body of 39-year-old Paul Edward Rowell was found in the main entryway, the Sheriff's Office said. Investigators also believe Rowell attacked the owner of a nearby home just 30 minutes before he assaulted Wise at his home. It...
  • Authorities: vandals buried objects at Ohio mound (A real tin-foil alert)

    11/15/2012 5:52:16 AM PST · by xzins · 22 replies
    WKBN Radio ^ | 11/06 10:22 am
    Authorities are seeking people they say vandalized an ancient snake-shaped Serpent Mound by burying what may be hundreds of small muffin-like resin objects at the southern Ohio earthworks. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the objects buried at the 63-acre Native American site in Peebles were embedded with aluminum foil and quartz crystal. Three have been found so far. The Ohio Historical Society says a YouTube video posted by a group calling itself Unite the Collective shows people running across the earthworks. It includes comments by individuals describing themselves as "light warriors" who say they planted the objects to "help lift...
  • Owner fatally shoots armed robber at cell phone store on south side(TX)

    11/15/2012 5:48:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 15 November, 2012 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A suspect is dead after a cell phone store owner shot him during an attempted robbery. Houston police say shortly after 6pm Wednesday, the suspect entered the Criket store on South Loop West near Almeda and displayed a gun. The owner came from the back with his own gun and shot the suspect at least twice. The suspect then fled to a getaway vehicle.
  • Double-dip recession confirmed in eurozone

    11/15/2012 5:39:16 AM PST · by John W · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2012 | Josephine Moulds
    The eurozone has tumbled into a double-dip recession as the crisis in Portugal, Spain and Greece spreads to other countries in the currency bloc. Eurozone GDP fell by 0.1% in the third quarter, after shrinking by 0.2% in the second quarter, plunging the region into a recession that economists fear could drag into next year. The big surprise was the triple-A rated Netherlands, which saw its economy shrink by 1.1% in the third quarter, dragged lower by a 3.1% decline in investment and a 2.4% drop in exports. Economists had expected Dutch GDP to contract by just 0.2%. Austrian GDP...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 15-16,2012

    11/15/2012 5:36:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | November 15-16,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • The golden goose has fled

    11/15/2012 5:34:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Government officials who blithely talk of punishing/taxing "the rich" to fund their redistribution schemes soon discover that "the rich", the golden goose if you will, are no more. Some decide not to work so hard, following the adage it isn't what you make, it is what you keep. Others decide to keep it--somewhere else. This is happening in France. France, which limits working hours but makes it practically impossible to fire anyone, has decided to implement a 75% tax rate on all earnings above approximately one and half million dollars. As a result the geese, in this case wealthy French...
  • Lorain man shoots himself and robbery victim during struggle(OH)

    11/15/2012 5:33:45 AM PST · by marktwain
    morningjournal.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | NA
    LORAIN — Marlo Sanford, 24, one of two men shot Tuesday afternoon in Central Lorain, was the shooter in both cases, according to Lorain police. Sanford, has been arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and felonious assault, Lt. Mark Carpentiere said. Sanford accidentally shot himself in the thigh and Kevin Adams in the leg, while attempting to rob Adams, 28, of Lorain, at Adam’s friend’s 637 West 14th St. apartment, police said. “It appears the burglary was random and the shootings stemmed from a struggle over the weapon,” Detective Jacob Morris said.
  • Chinese J-31 stealth fighter for global market

    11/15/2012 5:31:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Ajai Shukla
    Chinese J-31 stealth fighter for global market While the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and the Chengdu Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAC) have ostensibly developed the JF-17 jointly, analysts say most of the development was done by CAC Two weeks after China’s new J-31 stealth fighter made its debut flight on October 31, it will be officially acknowledged with a mock-up of the aircraft in Airshow China, the Beijing-endorsed air show that opens in Zhuhai, China, on Tuesday. With China’s official media reporting the J-31 will be sold to abroad customers, Indian analysts say the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) might be one of...
  • Store Owner Shoots, Kills Man Who Demands Money: Cops(PA)

    11/15/2012 5:28:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Dan Stamm
    A store owner shot and killed a man in North Philadelphia Wednesday night after that man kicked in a cashier's booth after demanding money, according to Philadelphia Police. The shooting happened around 6:20 p.m. inside the corner store at W Somerset and N Hutchinson Streets. Police on the scene say the shooting victim, described as a man in his late 20s or early 30s, and the 69-year-old store owner got into some kind of argument. At some point during the disagreement the younger man demanded money and the store owner locked himself inside the cashier's booth, according to the store...
  • Rep. Issa Slams Holder Over ‘Fast And Furious’ In TechCrunch Column

    11/15/2012 5:18:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Carl Franzen
    Republican Congressman Darrell Issa (CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, penned a column for tech news blog TechCrunch on Wednesday, in which he alternatively extols the virtues of open government, praises himself for leading the charge against the sunken Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) late last year and early 2012, and slams Attorney General Eric Holder for "stonewalling" Issa's investigation in the "Fast and Furious" gun tracking operation that went awry and resulted in the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010. Here are a few select passages: My job as Chairman of...
  • Marxist Conference Packed with Chicago Teachers

    11/15/2012 5:17:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 15, 2012 | Anne Sorock
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Marxist Conference Packed with Chicago TeachersPosted By Anne Sorock On November 15, 2012 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Visit Legal Insurrection. Teachers filled the ranks at the 2012 Midwest Marxism Conference, which was held Saturday at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey, who spoke at one of the breakout sessions, was just one of the hundreds of attendees, many of them teachers, there to strategize about the next phases of the partnership between Chicago Socialists and the Chicago Teachers Union.Of course, all recording was strictly...
  • Let’s Tax Hollywood

    11/15/2012 5:14:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Let’s Tax HollywoodPosted By Ben Shapiro On November 15, 2012 @ 12:36 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments President Obama and California Governor Jerry Brown are on the same page: the wealthy in America must foot the bill for the massive debts they’ve run up. Sure, the top 1% of income earners pay 37% of all federal income tax. But they’re not paying their fair share! Let Jerry Brown explain, hot on the heels of convincing Californians to raise their own sales and income taxes: Revenue means taxes, and certainly those who have...
  • Obama Administration Gave Petraeus's Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job

    11/15/2012 5:14:02 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 14 Nov 2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration named Holly Petraeus--wife of retired Gen. David Patraeus, who resigned last week as CIA director after revealing he had had an extramarital affair--to a $187,605-per-yer job in the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, created by the Dodd-Frank law, was placed by that law under the umbrella of the Federal Reserve. The funding of the CFBP, which comes from the Federal Reserve, is not subject to congressional oversight. Mrs. Petraeus became a member of the CFPB Implementation Team on Jan. 12, 2011. She is now the assistant director for the Office of...
  • Oh, We Forgot to Tell You...(VDH)

    11/15/2012 5:13:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, etc.) wins re-election, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years -- mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency and Hurricane Katrina. Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their re-election wins. They believe that they are invincible and that heir public approval is permanent rather than fickle. The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the problem in...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Mobilizes for Hamas

    11/15/2012 5:09:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Muslim Brotherhood Mobilizes for HamasPosted By Ryan Mauro On November 15, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Israel has finally struck back against the terrorist enclave of Gaza after having 120 rockets fired at it since Saturday and over 700 this year alone. For now, the Obama administration is rhetorically supporting Israel, but the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt is doubling down on its support for Hamas, Gaza’s ruling terrorist organization, and has withdrawn its ambassador to Israel. U.S.-based Islamists and their non-Muslim allies can be counted on in the ensuing days...
  • Friedman: Obama's nightmare called Syria [HE BLAMES BUSH! NO JOKE!]

    11/15/2012 5:04:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Times Union ^ | 11/15/12 | Thomas Friedman
    The sex scandal engulfing two of our top military and intelligence officers could not be coming at a worse time: The Middle East has never been more unstable and closer to multiple, interconnected explosions. Virtually every American president since Dwight Eisenhower has had a Middle Eastern country that brought him grief. For Ike, it was Lebanon's civil war and Israel's Sinai invasion. For Lyndon Johnson, it was the 1967 Six-Day War. For Nixon, it was the 1973 war. For Carter, it was the Iranian Revolution. For Ronald Reagan, it was Lebanon. For George H.W. Bush, it was Iraq. For Bill...
  • Obama’s Nightmare (syria)

    11/15/2012 5:00:38 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/13 | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
    The scandal engulfing two of our top military and intelligence officers could not be coming at a worse time: the Middle East has never been more unstable and closer to multiple, interconnected explosions. Virtually every American president since Dwight Eisenhower has had a Middle Eastern country that brought him grief
  • Petraeus to testify behind closed doors on Benghazi Friday (7:30 AM)

    11/15/2012 4:32:33 AM PST · by NCjim · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sara Dover
    Gen. David Petraeus will testify before a House Committee on the Libya embassy attack Friday morning, despite the ongoing FBI investigation into an extramarital affair that led to his resignation as director of the CIA. The hearing to be held by the House Intelligence Committee is closed to the public and the media. Petraeus is expected to answer questions about the CIA's knowledge and handling of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. Two of those Americans were with the CIA. It was unclear at first whether or...
  • Stock futures rise ahead of data, Wal-Mart, Target

    11/15/2012 4:27:02 AM PST · by John W · 15 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures edged higher on Thursday ahead of data such as weekly jobless claims and consumer prices, along with high-profile earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. among others. However, investors also remained cautious amid fiscal-cliff worries, which weighed on overseas markets. A heavy lineup of economic data will provide an immediate focus for investors, with weekly jobless claims and consumer prices due up first at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch are forecasting the number of first-time claims for last week at 380,000, while consumer prices are expected to have edged up...
  • Petraeus Agrees to Testify Before Senate (Behind closed-doors and probably not under oath)

    11/15/2012 3:22:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/14/2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    In light of calls from several senators and congressional representatives, Gen. David Petraeus has agreed to testify before the Senate Thursday, despite an FBI investigation that led to former Afghanistan general's resignation from his post as CIA-director. The strange scandal that implicated top U.S. general and a Florida socialite and put a hold on the Senate confirmation of Gen. John Allen was thought to have robbed intelligence committees of Petraeus' testimony about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. That attack claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. Petraeus had personally flown to...
  • DEATH ROCKS IRELAND ABORTION LAWS [Pro-infanticide crowd goes nuclear]

    11/15/2012 3:21:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Discovery News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Christina Reed
    Savita Halappanavar (31), was on her first pregnancy and "on top of the world," according to her husband, Praveen Halappanavar. Then on Saturday Oct. 20, 17 weeks into the pregnancy, she started to develop back pains and began miscarrying. She went to the hospital and by Wednesday night was moved to the Intense Care Unit. But when she asked her doctors to terminate the pregnancy they refused. The doctors could still hear a fetal heartbeat and abortions are illegal in the country, if the fetus is still alive, even when it puts the mother's health at risk. But technically the...