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  • API Calls on President to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

    11/15/2012 1:24:17 PM PST · by thackney · 16 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | November 15, 2012 | Robin Dupre
    Now that the election is over, the oil and gas industry is holding the president accountable for promises made during his campaign. American Petroleum Institute called on President Obama to move forward with the stagnant project and grant approval in a conference call with reporters Thursday. "In our exit polls last week … it showed that 73 percent of Americans support more American production of oil and natural gas," stated API's Executive Vice President Marty Durbin. "Ninety-one percent believe that that production will lead to more American jobs – and 75 percent support building the Keystone XL pipeline. We encourage...
  • US Court Strikes Down Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

    11/15/2012 1:10:12 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 76 replies
    WLNS.com ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | AP
    AP story
  • President Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandy´s devastation

    11/15/2012 1:05:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/12 | Meghan Keneally
    President Obama praised the resilient New York attitude and the efforts of rescue workers during his talk after touring areas of Queens and Staten Island that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.‘I´m very proud of you, New York. You guys are tough you bounce back,’ he said while visiting New Dorp Beach in Staten Island. After a brief helicopter tour of Queens- passing over particularly devastated areas like Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point- they arrived in Staten Island where they examined the damage by foot.
  • Bernanke: Minority homebuyers face discrimination

    11/15/2012 1:03:30 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 61 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 15, 2012 | Annalyn Kurtz
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The housing crisis hurt low-income communities and minorities more severely than other groups, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday. "Lower-income and minority communities are often disproportionately affected by problems in the national economy, and the effects of the housing bust have followed that unfortunate pattern," Bernanke said in prepared remarks presented at the Operation HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta. Bernanke pointed to homeownership rates for African Americans, which fell 5 percentage points over the last eight years, compared to a 2 percentage-point drop for other groups. While there has always been a gap...
  • Photo of journalist carrying dead son in Gaza spurs online grief

    11/15/2012 12:59:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | November 15, 2012 | By AL ARABIYA STAFF
    The death of a journalist’s 11-month-old son in Gaza on Wednesday has prompted a flood of poignant messages online -- and a media backlash -- when pictures of Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic video editor, showed him carrying the body of his dead son. Mishrawi’s son, Omar, was killed after Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip fell on his Gaza home, according to the BBC. Omar is among 16 people killed in Gaza since Wednesday afternoon, including four children, according to Al Arabiya correspondents. Fighting began when Israel’s targeted killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jaabari on Wednesday. Since then,...
  • This medical device tax to help pay for Obamacare is just not going to end well

    11/15/2012 12:56:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Conventional wisdom: If you want less of something, put a tax on it. Obamanomics wisdom: Put a tax on... medical devices?! I.e., add another barrier to the industry whose slightest innovations can directly result in streamlined costs, improved efficiency, better health-care options, and saved lives? What the what?Embedded within the shadowy depths of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (sometimes, I like to use its official name just to re-appreciate the irony of "patient protection" and "affordable") is a 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of taxable medical devices by the manufacturer/importer --- and it's no small thing....
  • Obama’s Nightmare

    11/15/2012 12:55:07 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | 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. 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 Clinton,...
  • Fear, mourning, celebration in Gaza City

    11/15/2012 12:54:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Gaza City (CNN) -- A mix of explosions filled Gaza City's air late Thursday, but not all were blasts of war. A celebration erupted as a mosque loudspeaker chant proclaimed: "God is great. We have hit Tel Aviv." Rockets fired straight upward were not targeted at an enemy, but were aimed at raising spirits with claims that militant missiles launched from Gaza reached Israel's government center 45 miles (71 kilometers) away. One Gaza-launched rocket landing just south of Tel Aviv Thursday, in an open area near Rishon LeZion, the Israel Defense Forces said. Knowing that air sirens had sounded inside...
  • Apple Stock Hit By Panic Selling: 'Someone Yelled Fire'

    11/15/2012 12:51:18 PM PST · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 November 2012 | John Melloy
    Apple plunged to a six-month low Thursday as funds rushed to take profits on the stock before it’s too late.
  • Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System (Occupy Your Savings)

    11/15/2012 12:47:45 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 116 replies
    A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning.
  • Israel: Tel Aviv Targeted by Rockets

    11/15/2012 12:41:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Stratfor ^ | November 15, 2012
    Two projectiles, which Stratfor believes to be Fajr-5 rockets due to their range, landed near Tel Aviv -- one just south of the municipal line and one in the water just outside of the southern suburb of Bat Yam. No injuries have been reported. A spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces denied that a rocket had landed in Tel Aviv, although this statement conflicts with eyewitness reports and may reflect the fact that projectiles have landed in areas just south of the actual Tel Aviv municipal boundary. This strike is the furthest Hamas has ever struck into Israeli territory and...
  • Sandy victim to Obama: Where have you been?

    11/15/2012 12:40:17 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 15, 2012
    Obama, touring parts of New York City slammed by Hurricane Sandy, was chided by a girl for ignoring the disaster. As the president waded through a supply center, a girl who was waiting for goods told a reporter, "We need help--he should of been here a long time ago,"
  • City Of Austin Files Counter-Petition To Secede From Texas

    11/15/2012 12:32:14 PM PST · by zeestephen · 56 replies
    MSN.now ^ | 15 November 2012
    The petition has received more than 5,000 votes out of 25,000 needed for a White House response.
  • Israeli troops move to Gaza after rockets jolt Tel Aviv area

    11/15/2012 12:27:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012
    Palestinian militants barraged Israel with more than 200 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip. Late in the day, Israel signaled a ground operation may be imminent as forces moved toward the border area with Gaza. At least 12 trucks were seen transporting tanks and armored personnel carriers, and a number of buses carrying soldiers arrived. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he had authorized the army to call-up additional reservists for possible action. The army said it was prepared to draft up to 30,000 additional...
  • Oh, We Forgot to Tell You . . .

    11/15/2012 12:22:57 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Victor David Hanson
    The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and so on) wins reelection, 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 reelection wins. They believe that they are invincible and that their 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...
  • Freep This Poll

    11/15/2012 11:50:54 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 8 replies
    Should the U.S. defend Israel and stop the creation of a terrorist-led Palestinian state at the United Nations?
  • Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    11/15/2012 11:27:26 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    CBS DC ^ | November 15, 2012
    Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive. New figures released by the Census Bureau this week found a spike in poverty numbers last year, going from 49 million in 2010 to 49.7 million last year. The numbers may come as a surprise to Congress, which estimated in September that the poverty rate would drop to 46.2 million.
  • Hillary Clinton to Testify Before Congress About Libya in December

    11/15/2012 11:26:03 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    The Blaze/Fox News ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before Congress in December about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Thursday. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) announced during her committee’s hearing on Benghazi that Clinton would testify in early- to mid-December about the State Department’s own Libya review findings. Clinton will speak before the House and Senate foreign affairs committees, Ros-Lehtinen said. The hearings will be open, Fox News reported.
  • "Anonymous" Hackers Target Israel After Gaza Airstrike

    11/15/2012 11:23:43 AM PST · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 15 November 2012 | Matt Egan
    Cyber hackers at "Anonymous" launched a cyber onslaught on Thursday aimed at the Israeli government and corporate websites in retaliation for Israel’s airstrikes in the Gaza Strip this week.
  • Generals and Geographic Bachelors

    11/15/2012 11:18:36 AM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | November 15, 2012 | G. Murphy Donovan
    General David Petraeus illuminates two grand military issues at just the right moment: officer corps character and flag officer performance. Petraeus could be the poster child for a clueless Gilbert and Sullivan character too -- "The very model of a modern major-general." Major-general was the highest rank to which an officer might aspire to in the last century. Grade inflation has created the contemporary glut of four stars, including Petraeus. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/generals_and_geographic_bachelors.html#ixzz2CJv3fjUF
  • President Obama Is Why Investors Aren’t Buying Stocks: Schoenberger

    11/15/2012 11:07:59 AM PST · by John W · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jeff Macke
    "President Obama; that's why people aren't buying stocks," says Todd Schoenberger, managing principal at The BlackBay Group. 1. Companies aren't going to hire with the increased expenses associated with Obamacare 2. People aren't going to have money for discretionary spending when taxes going up for the 1% 3. Small business owners won't expand 4. Higher tax rates for individuals making over $250,000 a year will result in a general lack of ambition.
  • Paula Broadwell fell short of aims at Harvard

    11/15/2012 11:07:29 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 46 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 15 November 2012 | Callum Borchers, Tracy Jan and Bryan Bender
    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...
  • Obama views Sandy recovery in aerial tour of NYC

    11/15/2012 11:07:07 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | MATTHEW DALY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama got his first look Thursday at the devastation that Superstorm Sandy waged on New York City, with a helicopter tour above flood-ravaged and burned-out sections of Queens and Staten Island. Two and a half weeks after the massive East Coast storm displaced New Yorkers, thousands of whom remain without power, Obama took an aerial tour that included Breezy Point, a waterfront community in Queens where roughly 100 homes were burned in a massive fire.
  • Donald Trump Should Offer Reward for Election Fraud Proof (vanity)

    11/15/2012 11:03:35 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    VANiTY POST. Trump enjoys headlines and offered $5 million for Obama to put up information about his past. How about a national "crime stopper" style hotline? $500-$1000 for proof of election fraud. A $1 million bonus payment if it alters the outcome of a state. $5 million if it alters the outcome of the entire presidential election. The local crime tip lines get family members stepping up to rat out criminals. This is a huge crime. Republicans are unwilling to tackle it (except Col. West) for fear of being called bad losers or (worse)'racist. Yet same day registration, buses of...
  • Killed on Mumbai Anniversary

    11/15/2012 11:03:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    collive.com ^ | 11/15/12
    Three Lubavitchers have been killed in a grad rocket attack on a Chabad neighborhood of Kiryat Malachi, Israel Thursday morning. The victims were identified as Ahron Smadga, 50, Yitzchak Amsalam, 27, and Mira Scharf (nee Cohen), 25, who was 7 months pregnant. Scharf's husband Shmuel was critically injured, as were their 3 children. The Scharfs were active in the Jewish community in New Delhi, India. Her funeral will take place Thursday at 8 pm from Shamgar Funeral Home in Jerusalem. Today, Rosh Chodesh Kislev is the yahrtzeit of Mumbai Shluchim Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg obm, murdered in a terrorist...
  • Fordham struggles to defend condemning Ann Coulter...

    11/15/2012 10:58:25 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 15 Nov 2012 | Robert Shibley
    Fordham University is in a bit of a bind. After loudly proclaiming his “disgust” with the “hate speech” of conservative pundit Ann Coulter in an email to all students, in the process slamming the Fordham College Republicans—his own students—as immature bigots who lack character, Fordham President Joseph McShane, S.J., is now faced with defending his administration’s invitation to philosopher and infanticide advocate Peter Singer to participate in a panel on “animal ethics.” This puts Fordham in a tough spot. Father McShane could have allowed the marketplace of ideas to function on its campus without engaging in an electronic temper tantrum....
  • Petraeus says no classified info shared in affair, probe continues

    11/15/2012 10:39:49 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - In his first public remarks since resigning as CIA director last Friday over an extramarital affair, retired General David Petraeus said he did not share any classified documents with his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus also told a reporter for the HLN television network that it was the affair, not any questions over the CIA's role during the September 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that prompted him to step down.
  • Murray: Can't guarantee 2014 budget

    11/15/2012 10:33:53 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) confirmed Thursday that she will seek the chairmanship of the Senate Budget Committee next year but told The Hill that she cannot commit to doing a budget. This opens up the possibility that Senate Democrats will avoiding passing a budget resolution for the fourth year in a row. The last time the Senate passed a standalone budget resolution was in 2009. This past year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said a budget was not necessary because the top-line spending number for appropriations was set in the August 2011 debt-ceiling deal. Murray said that an agreement...
  • Jackson Jr. won’t resign until he gets disability pay: EXCLUSIVE

    11/15/2012 10:29:37 AM PST · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    fox ^ | 11/3 | fox
    <p>Sources tell FOX 32 News that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is willing to give up his 2nd Congressional District seat if he's given disability when he steps down.</p> <p>Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his tenth term but last month, sources say, he applied for a disability package--what could be his only income if he resigns. It is expected to take a couple of weeks for Congress to approve or deny the request.</p>
  • Cessna contracts with China company to build jets

    11/15/2012 10:22:27 AM PST · by crosshairs · 8 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 9/15/12 | Molly McMillin
    Cessna Aircraft has signed a contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. (CAIGA) to form a joint venture company to conduct final assembly of Cessna Citation XLS+ business jets in China for the Chinese market. Cessna’s relationship with CAIGA “taps into what is expected to be the highest growth aviation market during the coming decade,” Cessna said in a statement. Formation of the company is subject to various government approvals. “It’s so exciting,” Cessna spokeswoman Stephanie Harder said of the agreement. Currently she said no Citation XLS+ airplanes operate in China. Cessna remains close to signing a similar arrangement...
  • Shirtless FBI agent in Petraeus case getting a bad rap?

    11/15/2012 10:16:47 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7:57 pm on November 14, 2012 | Allahpundit
    If you believed the earlier media reports about him, he’s either (a) lovesick for Kelley to the point where he tried to seduce her with barechested pics or (b) obsessed with the idea of a cover-up here because of his, ahem, “worldview.” Either way, he’s letting personal/political judgments interfere with his professional duties.Third possibility: Maybe he’s an agent with a good track record who really did suspect that there’s something going on that shouldn’t be swept under the rug. Time for his side of the story: Two former law enforcement colleagues said Mr. Humphries was a solid agent with experience...
  • TI Cuts 1,700 Jobs, Exits Mobile Chip Market

    11/15/2012 10:10:49 AM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    By Paul McDougall InformationWeek November 15, 2012 11:37 AM Texas Instruments said it will lay off about 1,700 workers, or about 5% of its total workforce, as part of a restructuring that will see it exit the market for mobile chips that power smartphones and tablets, including Amazon's Kindle Fire. The company said it would instead focus its OMAP (Open Multimedia Applications Platform) business on embedded systems that power business tools and other products that don't evolve as rapidly as mobile gadgets.
  • Jobless benefit claims skyrocket in week

    11/15/2012 10:07:07 AM PST · by Arthurio · 23 replies
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Labor Department Thursday said first-time jobless benefits claims rose by 78,000 in the week ending Saturday. Initial claims jumped out of a relatively comfortable 355,000 claims -- the third lowest week since the recession ended in June 2009 -- to 439,000 with the four-week rolling average up 11,750 to 383,750. The weekly figure has been volatile of late -- rising by 46,000 one week in mid-October, for example, but a one-week jump of 78,000 is a clear setback. First time claims have not been this high since the week of April 30, 2011....
  • Investigate the FBI ( Regarding Benghazi and Petraeus )

    11/15/2012 10:06:25 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2012 | BY TREVOR TIMM
    The real Petraeus scandal is why the bureau was rummaging around in his private communications in the first place. For the past week, Washington has been embroiled in an ever-escalating sex scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus, his biographer Paula Broadwell, and a third woman named Jill Kelley, and now, tangentially it seems, Gen. John Allen. The affair between Petraeus and Broadwell was discovered by the FBI and revealed late last week when Petraeus resigned as director of the CIA. But while the salacious details have kept Washington's press corps busy, the details about how the bureau ever got this information...
  • Defense chief Panetta: Petraeus to testify, scandal unlikely to spread

    11/15/2012 9:44:55 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Yahoo!News/AP ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Brendan James
    At a Thursday press conference in Bangkok, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he's unaware of any more top military brass involved in the web of scandal uncovered by the investigation into Gen. David Petraeus's affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, the Associated Press reports. The clarification comes now that the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, has been sucked into the controversy after the discovery of potentially flirtatious emails with Tampa, Fla., socialite Jill Kelley.
  • Superstorm boosts jobless claims, hits factories

    11/15/2012 9:31:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 15, 2012 | by Jason Lange
    (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy drove a surge in new claims for U.S. jobless benefits last week and weighed on factory activity in November, providing early signs of how heavily the storm could hit the U.S. economy in the fourth quarter. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 78,000 to a seasonally adjusted 439,000, the highest level since April 2011, the Labor Department said on Thursday. It was the biggest one-week jump since the spike caused by Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.
  • Egypt asks US to stop Israel's Gaza offensive, warning of 'out of control' escalation

    11/15/2012 9:29:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/15/12 | ap
    CAIRO – Egypt asked the United States to push Israel to stop its offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, warning that the violence could "escalate out of control," the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton late the night before, asking for "immediate U.S. intervention to stop the Israeli aggression," the ministry said in a statement. The call came after Egypt recalled its ambassador to Israel to protest the offensive.
  • BP to Admit Crimes and Pay $4.5 Billion in Gulf Settlement

    11/15/2012 9:16:14 AM PST · by Baynative · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/15/12 | Julia Werdingier
    LONDON — BP, the British oil company, said Thursday it would pay $4.5 billion in fines and other payments to the United States government and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges in connection with the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago.
  • India inducts new Russian-built multi-role stealth warship

    11/15/2012 9:10:31 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 6 replies
    Times of India ^ | November 9, 2012 | IANS
    India Friday added more teeth to its navy when it inducted a new Russian-built multi-role stealth frigate, carrying the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, into its fleet, adding to its recently growing blue water capabilities. The warship will join the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy by the end of December and its first commander is Captain Antony George, an anti-submarine warfare specialist. The new guided missile frigate, christened INS Tarkash, was handed over to the Indian Navy by Russia's United Shipping Corporation at Kaliningrad in western Russia, the seat of its Yantar Shipyard in the Baltic. India's Mumbai-based Western Naval...
  • Forty years after Watergate, we need Woodward and Bernstein

    11/15/2012 9:10:12 AM PST · by cap10mike · 45 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In June, the Washington Post celebrated the 40th anniversary of the biggest scoop in journalistic history — Watergate. Looking back on it, the Post has every right to crow. The story was so huge that every political scandal since has been labeled with the word “gate” tagged onto the end of it. However, the Post should also consider the adage, “You’re only as good as your last story,” because there’s a bigger one out there for the taking, if it only had the courage to pursue it. That story is, of course, the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi,...
  • Obama Administration Gave Petraeus's Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job

    11/15/2012 8:54:43 AM PST · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Penny Star
    (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...
  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: This Whole Fiscal Cliff Thing Is Manufactured

    11/15/2012 8:45:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    During a speech today in Washington D.C., AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the looming debt disaster a "manufactured crisis" and said "there isn't a fiscal cliff." "There is no fiscal cliff," Trumka says in prepared remarks to the National Mediation Board Conference in Washington on Thursday. "What we’re facing is an obstacle course within a manufactured crisis that was hastily thrown together in response to inflated rhetoric about our federal deficit." Obama met with Trumka earlier this week, in addition to other far left leaders, to discuss economic policy. Apparently a $3500 tax increase on every family doesn't serve as...
  • ABC News: Hey, This Doctor Shortage Could "Crash" Obamacare

    11/15/2012 8:43:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/2012 | Guy Benson
    Just in case the unaffordable price tag and rising costs don't quite do the trick, America's spiraling dearth of doctors will contribute heavily to the collapse of our re-engineered health care system, according to a new study:   The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found. The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act -- a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans. "The health care consumer that values...
  • 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...