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  • Why Obama Care Is Still No Sure Thing

    11/18/2012 9:26:03 PM PST · by FreedomNotSafety · 56 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/19/2012 | Capretta and Levin
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  • Soros increases his stake in AIG

    11/18/2012 8:56:04 PM PST · by bronxville · 8 replies
    muckety.com ^ | 11-18-2012 | Laurie Bennett
    Soros increases his stake in AIG By Laurie Bennett November 18, 2012 at 5:56am One of the likely beneficiaries of the government-backed recovery of American International Group: billionaire George Soros. Soros Fund Management has upped its investment in AIG, bringing its holdings to 15.2 million shares, worth $484 million. The fund last week reported AIG as its third largest investment (after Micron and Lucent). Soros is a longtime supporter of liberal causes and Democratic politicians. In the last election, he gave $1 million to the major super PAC supporting President Obama’s re-election, and another $1 million to American Bridge 21st...
  • FDA Panel OKs Bird Flu Vaccine Stockpiling

    11/18/2012 8:40:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    KARN News Radio ^ | November 18, 2012 | ABC News Radio
    (WASHINGTON) -- A vaccine for the H5N1 avian flu, or bird flu, has been approved by a panel of experts to be stockpiled for emergency use in case of a pandemic. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 14-0 in favor that the vaccine, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Quebec, was in compliance with licensing standards under accelerated approval regulations, reports MedPage Today. H5N1 currently does not spread as easily among humans as it does among domestic foul, but flu experts have feared it could mutate and potentially lead to a pandemic. In infected humans, the virus is...
  • Autopsy Identifies Man Shot And Killed After Trying To Rob Beer Store(PA)

    11/18/2012 7:51:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    yourerie.com ^ | 18 November, 2012 | NA
    A man attempted to rob a Beer For Less store in Millcreek is identified Coroner Lyell Cook tells us Patrick Atkins, 21 years old, was pronounced dead at Hamot yesterday just before 9 pm. Cook says he died of a single gun shot wound to the chest, and Cook ruled it a homicide. The shooting happened just after 8 tonight at the Presque Isle Beer For Less store at 2756 West 12th Street. Atkins reportedly walked into the store with a small handgun in an apparent attempt to rob the store. The clerk in the store was armed with a...
  • EPA rules Ariz. power plants must upgrade

    11/18/2012 7:47:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met a deadline Thursday on a plan to control emissions from three Arizona power plants that it contends have impaired visibility at places like the Grand Canyon. The Associated Press reports that the EPA had proposed approving Arizona's air-quality plan to reduce sulfur dioxide and soot at the Apache coal-fired plant in Cochise, along with the Cholla and Coronado plants. But when it came to nitrogen oxide emissions, the EPA suggested the state's plan didn't go far enough and came up with one of its own. The conflict highlights the tension between the EPA and...
  • Maryland’s Endemic Corruption: An Object Lesson for the Nation

    11/18/2012 7:01:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | November 15, 2012 | James Simpson
    Maryland is one of the most corrupt states in our nation. Nowhere is this fact more evident than with the state’s treatment of illegal aliens. Maryland politicians have literally become lawless in their efforts to cultivate illegals, and this lawlessness flows downhill from the very top. I will focus on a few of the more egregious examples. In 2011, we published a report on CASA de Maryland, a Silver Spring-based illegal immigrant advocacy group that parrots ACORN in both its methods and associates—which include the Communist Party USA, FMLN, (a former Salvadoran communist guerilla group, now a political party), ACORN...
  • Fillon and Cope claim win in French UMP vote

    11/18/2012 6:51:12 PM PST · by Cincinna · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | Staff
    Both candidates have claimed victory in the race to become France's next opposition leader, in a contest marred by allegations of vote-rigging. Hundreds of votes are said to separate right-wing candidate Jean-Francois Cope and ex-PM Francois Fillon. As the neck-and-neck result emerged, supporters of both UMP candidates made accusations of vote fraud. The party has been without a leader since Nicolas Sarkozy was defeated in the May presidential election. Mr Cope has been secretary general of the conservative UMP since 2010 while his rival was prime minister for five years during Mr Sarkozy's presidency. More than 50% of the party's...
  • Obama Supporters 'Not Responsible Enough To Own A Firearm,' AZ Gun Store's Sign Declares

    11/18/2012 6:10:07 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 49 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/18/12 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    It was reported over the weekend that the owner of a gun store in Arizona is telling Pres. Obama's supporters he doesn't want their business. Cope Reynolds, the owner of Southwest Shooting Authority, a gun store located in Pinetop, Arizona, took out a full page ad in a local newspaper that read: "If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not welcome." The New York Daily News reports that Mr. Reynolds also posted a sign on the store's front door: "If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven you are not responsible enough to...
  • LA Demonstrators Clash Over Renewed Middle East Violence

    11/18/2012 6:07:33 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 17 replies
    KNBC Los Angeles ^ | 11/18/2012 | Ted Chen and Jason Kande
    Police stand guard on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood where two groups of protesters demonstrating against recent violence in the Middle East clashed on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.Pro-Israel and pro-Muslim demonstrators clashed on Sunday outside the Federal Building during a protest over renewed violence in the Middle East. Hundreds of demonstrators waving Israeli and American flags stood on one side of Wilshire on the Westside of Los Angeles, while a smaller number of pro-Palestinian demonstrators stood on the other. “My family is over there. They have to sit in shelters. And they’re very stressed out, but unfortunately the world doesn’t realize...
  • Biden Calls Obama 'Homeboy'

    11/18/2012 5:51:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Biden Calls Obama 'Homeboy' Daniel Halper November 18, 2012 6:01 PM Visiting victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey today, Vice President Joe Biden told them not to worry, saying, "you’ve got a homeboy in the deal who gets it." Biden was referring to President Barack Obama. Here are Biden's remarks, via the pool report: "If you’re not an Easterner it’s hard to understand that the ocean to us is the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park and everything else combined. It is a gigantic part of not only our economy but who we are. It’s a gigantic part of the culture...
  • 'Gifts': 2016 Frontrunners Already Caving to Media

    11/18/2012 5:29:40 PM PST · by Bratch · 69 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | November 18, 2012 | John Nolte
    Late last week, in a conference call with donors, Governor Mitt Romney said what we all know to be the truth: that Obama's reelection plan was to divide Americans across various lines and dole out government freebies, such as health insurance, amnesty, and birth control. The promise of these "gifts" (or the fear of losing them) would then drive out turnout, specifically among those who did turn out: blacks, students, and Hispanics -- and lo and behold, it worked. For days now, Romney's been blistered by the media for telling a truth about a political tactic that the media itself...
  • Muslim Brotherhood now targeting Jordan

    11/18/2012 5:23:01 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 49 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/2012 | Unknown
    Jordan’s anti-government riots aimed ultimately at removing King Abdullah from power are so severe that the government has turned 10,000 of its soldiers into riot police. Religious Freedom Coalition President and Founder William Murray said the ruthlessness of the rioting prompted the move. Ads by Google The king has given police uniforms to 10,000 soldiers to try to maintain order,” he said. Those soldiers-turned-police are not the only ones guarding the king. Terrorism analyst and Act for America President Brigitte Gabriel said there are U.S. troops on the ground in Jordan. “We have actually positioned troops in Jordan to protect...
  • Video: ‘Count the votes’ chant erupts at Allen West recount

    11/18/2012 5:15:50 PM PST · by SmileRight · 7 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | Michele Kirk
    When the crowd of Allen West supporters heard the news that Patrick Murphy had declared victory in his battle for Congressional District 18 with West, they weren’t very happy. The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board missed the noon deadline to recount all the early votes in the race...
  • Here's a Hunch: Obama doesn’t want a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff

    11/18/2012 5:08:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Everyone came away from the initial summit meeting between Obama, Boehner and Reid with big smiles and a public air of confidence that Friday's kumbaya moment would lead to The Big Deal. Call me a cynic, but I'm still not buying it. Yesterday, AP touched on a part of this story, tossing out some ideas about how everyone --- particularly Democrats ... might walk away with relatively clean hands if no deal is reached on the fiscal cliff this year. It's all true, but for some of us there's a bit more to the story. The Democrats, for their part,...
  • Gun Talk Radio 11/18/12

    11/18/2012 5:03:11 PM PST · by mylife · 112 replies
    gun talk radio ^ | 11/18/12 | tom gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • 56% of Britons would vote to quit EU in referendum, poll finds

    11/18/2012 5:02:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Guardian ^ | 11/17/2012 | Daniel Boffey and Toby Helm
    Well over half of British voters now want to leave the European Union, according to an opinion poll that shows anti-EU sentiment is sweeping through all three main political parties. The Opinium/Observer survey finds that 56% of people would probably or definitely vote for the UK to go it alone if they were offered the choice in a referendum. About 68% of Conservative voters want to leave the EU, against 24% who want to remain; 44% of Labour voters would probably choose to get out, against 39% who would back staying in, while some 39% of Liberal Democrats would probably...
  • Video: Sophisticated Hamas Underground Missile Launchers

    11/18/2012 4:55:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The sophisticated underground rocket launcher system in Gaza has been exposed by the terrorist organization in a video it released Saturday video
  • Conceding the Point

    11/18/2012 4:51:52 PM PST · by Alex Baker · 18 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | November 14, 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    Republicans have their guns blazing, shooting themselves in the foot. One way that conservatives regularly harm themselves is that they start an argument by conceding defeat. They take the false premises of the enemy as the starting point of their own argument. If step one of your defense is to agree with your opponent, you are helping them more than you are helping yourself. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal gave us an example of this technic on Monday. He called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” . He said, “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that...
  • Teachers Say Media-Use Is Harming Kids’ Performance

    11/18/2012 4:50:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 66 replies
    Mashable ^ | November 2, 2012 | Juliana Gruenwald for National Journal
    A new study released on Thursday finds teachers are concerned that the amount and types of electronic media that children interact with at home may be harming their performance in the classroom.Common Sense Media, a think tank focused on children’s media use, polled 685 public and private elementary and high school classroom teachers on how children’s increasing use of television, video games, texting, social networking, music and other forms of media is affecting their performance in school.The study found that 71% of teachers polled said students’ media use hurts their attention spans in school, while 59% said students’ use of...
  • Allen West Recount Update: 7 Registered Voters And 900 Ballots Cast Voter Fraud Alert!!!

    11/18/2012 4:05:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 103 replies
    http://www.theminorityreportblog.com ^ | november 18, 2012 | steve foley
    West’s campaign, though, is calling for an emergency hearing over “concerns” raised during the recount process, including results showing that 900 votes were cast in precinct 93, where there are only seven voters registered. “As usual, Murphy’s people are full of garbage,” West campaign manager Tim Edson told the Post. “This is something the secretary of state and governor will have to sort out.”
  • Video: Precise Bombing of Missile Site in Mosque Yard

    11/18/2012 3:54:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz ^ | 18/11/12
    The Israeli Air Force has issued a new video showing the pinpoint accuracy of aerial bombings and Hamas’ use of holy sites for terror. Video
  • GOP Signals Fold on Tax Hikes

    11/18/2012 3:30:04 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 16 November 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, this was predictable, too. The Republicans are establishing the mechanism to cave on tax increases. McConnell, we've got the sound bite, ready now to talk about revenues as long as there's talk of spending cuts, but you and I know that there won't be any of those because Obama doesn't have to cut any spending. That's the last thing there's gonna be, and so Obama wants $1.6 trillion in new taxes. Now, here's something to think about. How's he gonna get that -- and he will. See, this is the thing that we've gotta realize. This...
  • London's Mega-Mosque: "Recruiting Ground for Al Qaeda"

    11/18/2012 3:14:12 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 14, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    A radical Islamic group has applied for a permit to build one of the largest mosques in the world, in London. The East London super-mosque, known as the Abbey Mills Riverine Center, would hold up to 10,000 worshippers. It would be the largest religious building in Britain and the largest mosque in Europe. By comparison, Britain's largest cathedral, the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool, can hold no more than 3,000 worshippers, and St. Paul's Cathedral, one of the iconic features of the London skyline, has a capacity of 2,500. The 16-acre site near the Olympic Village in West Ham in the...
  • (C-130H) Hercules makes final flypast over Sydney

    11/18/2012 3:00:33 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 19th November 2012
    TWO Hercules aircraft will end more than 30 years of service with a final low level flight over Sydney. The Hercules C-130H planes will fly over Sydney on Monday morning before retiring from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on Friday. ..... The C-130H has provided tactical and strategic airlift for Australian Defence Force personnel around the world since 1987. This includes operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and East Timor. The planes were used in the aftermath of the Bali bombings in 2002 to carry the injured from Bali to Darwin. The planes were also used to drop hay to stranded...
  • Veterinarian Ted Yoho Headed to Congress [Sarah Endorsed Conservative Defeated 12 Term Demon Rat]

    11/18/2012 2:39:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Florida veterinarian Ted Yoho was elected to Congress on Tuesday with a convincing victory over a Democratic challenger and less than three months after he narrowly defeated 12-term incumbent Cliff Stearns in the Republican primary. Dr. Yoho, 57, turned his attention to politics while working as a large animal veterinarian in Gainesville, Fla. His years in practice and his interaction with farmers, ranchers and business owners made him concerned for "the state of our nation" and led him to realize it was time to "stand up for America," according to his campaign website.
  • "Castle Doctrine" in New Mexico; Good Next Step for "Shall Issue" State

    11/18/2012 2:35:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Albuquerque Firearms Examiner ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Winston Dorian
    It's no secret that there are a lot of concealed carry permit (CCW) holders in New Mexico. As of the last count there are 22,000 licensees in the state according to: Legally Armed. Thanks to Governor Bill Richardson the law was passed and even our state's current governor, Susanna Martinez packs heat and has her CCW license. See the New Mexico Concealed Carry Act HERE. After all this is the Wild, Wild West and known acclaimed outlaws like "Billy the Kid" have been known to frequent these parts. Let's face it Guns and the Frontier way are a part of...
  • Belgium Will Become an Islamic State

    11/18/2012 2:25:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/9/12 | Soeren Kern
    Two Muslim politicians, who just won municipal elections in Belgium's capital, Brussels, on October 14, have vowed to implement Islamic Sharia law in Belgium. The two candidates, Lhoucine Aďt Jeddig and Redouane Ahrouch, both from the fledgling Islam Party, won seats in two heavily Islamized municipalities of Brussels, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean and Anderlecht, respectively. During a post-election press conference in Brussels on October 25, the two future councilors, who will be officially sworn in on December 3, said they regard their election as key to the assertion of the Muslim community in Belgium. "We are elected Islamists but above all we are...
  • This Graph Should Scare You

    11/18/2012 2:18:34 PM PST · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Washington Post WonkBlog ^ | November 18, 2012 | Staff
    A new study from the Congressional Budget Office starts with the scariest graph you’ll see today. Source: Congressional Budget Office In other words, you’re not imagining it: This economic recovery has been a big disappointment relative to what the United States has usually experienced after a recession. Growth has been 9 percent below what was seen in past recoveries on average in its first three years. The CBO report tries to disentangle where that underperformance is coming from and its answer is deeply unsettling: The U.S. economy just isn’t as good at growing as it used to be. The new...
  • Timeline of events in generals scandal [She emailed generals weeks before she ever emailed Kelley]

    11/18/2012 2:09:09 PM PST · by thouworm · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    May 2012 — Anonymous emails, ultimately traced to Broadwell, were [FIRST] sent to Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and several other generals warning them to stay away from Kelley, the Florida socialite. The emails came from the pseudonym "Kelleypatrol" and included notes on Allen's plans to see Kelley in Washington the following week. Concerned about how anyone else would know about his personal plans, Allen forwarded the emails to Kelley to see whether she was playing a prank on them. Other generals also forward to Kelley copies of emails they received. Early June 2012 — Kelley...
  • Texas only border state to allow aerial shooting

    11/18/2012 2:07:51 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Valley Central.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    AP) -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas is the only border state that allows and trains its officers to fire on suspects from airborne helicopters
  • Manhandling Hostess, Big Labor Costs 18,500 Workers Their Jobs

    11/18/2012 2:02:15 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 Nov 2012 | Editorial
    Politics: Union intransigence and unrealistic expectations at Hostess Brands have forced the bakery to shut its doors permanently and throw 18,500 people out of work. So much for Big Labor caring about the little guy. A down economy and two restructurings in three years left Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Sno Balls, in dire fiscal straits. The company warned its workers, union and nonunion, to make concessions or everyone would go down in a liquidation. Instead, one union, the AFL-CIO-affiliated Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International (BCTGM), imagined the company was bluffing and went on strike.
  • Horrors of FEMA disaster relief

    11/18/2012 1:44:47 PM PST · by wesagain · 16 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 18, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    "Exclusive: Chuck Norris applauds private efforts to help Hurricane Sandy victims"Those wise and yet haunting words spoken by one of our nation’s greatest presidents couldn’t ring more true – especially today, as winter sets in on an estimated 130,000 of our fellow Americans who are still struggling without power. Many live without heat, hot water or inhabitable homes and question the government’s efforts to alleviate their condition. Amid the election frenzy, several mainstream media outlets instantly praised the Obama administration’s response to the Hurricane Sandy devastation in the Northeast. But let’s look beneath the congratulatory headlines to see the real...
  • Is Black Friday edging out Thanksgiving? (Shoppers started camping out last week)

    11/18/2012 1:17:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/18/12 | Bob Greene
    Is Black Friday edging out Thanksgiving?By Bob Greene, CNN Contributor updated 10:27 AM EST, Sun November 18, 2012 (CNN) -- The debate over whether the hand-to-hand-combat excesses of Black Friday represent a grotesque over-commercialization of the holiday season has lost its meaning. The point is no longer whether or not Black Friday tarnishes the holidays. The point is that Black Friday has become a holiday of its own. It will arrive again this week, even as Americans are still sitting at their Thanksgiving dinner tables. Black Friday -- with its door-buster sales, hordes of frenzied shoppers shoving for position, employees...
  • Future for Republicans is not so bad [4 reasons for optimism]

    11/18/2012 1:14:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/18/12 | Chris Cillizza
    It’s not a good time to be a Republican. The circular firing squad — it was Mitt Romney’s fault! Demographics did it! Conservatives messed everything up! — has begun in earnest even though the 2012 election is less than two weeks gone.... That said, things aren’t that bad for Republicans. Here are four reasons for optimism. 1. The party’s superstars are coming of age... 2. There are an historic number of Republican governors... 3. The electoral map is bad, but not that bad. We’ve written extensively on how where Republicans currently find themselves in terms of the electoral map is...
  • Fox News and those Benghazi detainees

    11/18/2012 12:54:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies
    The Washington Post (blogs) ^ | 01:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012 | Erik Wemple
    Fox News’s now-famous Oct. 26 story on the tragedy of Benghazi carried this headline: “EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say.” Reaction to the story skewed toward the monster revelations in its first paragraph: namely, that the CIA chain of command had told security officials to “stand down” instead of jumping immediately to the assistance of a diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11. The CIA, too, denied requests for military backup, according to the Fox News story. Far, far less attention attached to a contention deep down in the...
  • Libyans, diplomats: CIA's Benghazi annex a secret

    11/18/2012 12:38:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11/12/2012 | Nancy A. Youssef -- McClatchy
    Just more than a mile from the group of villas that served as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was another set of U.S.-leased villas — — an...Just more than a mile from the group of villas that served as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was another set of U.S.-leased villas — an annex where the CIA had set up shop, and from where would-be rescuers set out on the night of Sept. 11 in response to the attack at the consulate. Despite speculation to the contrary, no Libyan or non-American diplomats stationed in Benghazi say they knew of the existence...
  • The GOP's biggest loss

    11/18/2012 12:30:23 PM PST · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Las VegasR-J ^ | 18 nov 2012 | Glenn Cook
    http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/the-gop-s-biggest-loss-179849271.html ---link only----
  • Father, Son and Daughter Arrested in Bank Robberies [Single Dad Had To Take Care of Kids]

    11/18/2012 12:17:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 18, 2012
    Nov 18, 2012 Father, Son and Daughter Arrested in Bank Robberies A father, son and daughter may be responsible for robbing as many as seven banks in two states, according to authorities. Ronald Scott Catt, 50, and his two children, 20-year-old Hayden and 18-year-old Abby were arrested last week on charges they robbed a credit union in Katy, Texas. Deputies with the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office in Texas say the family, which recently moved to the area, could also be responsible for several other robberies in Texas and their native Oregon. During the Oct. 1 robbery in Texas, two figures,...
  • IDF kills Hamas rocket launching unit chief

    11/18/2012 11:57:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | 11/18/12 | ynetnews.com
    The IAF hit the home of Ihya Abia, Hamas's chief rocket launching unit on Sunday. Abia, a senior Hamas official was killed. He was responsible for the majority of rockets fired at Israel in the past days. (Yoav Zitun)
  • Romney Adviser: We Lost Because Far Right Has Taken Party to Place It Doesn’t Belong

    11/18/2012 11:48:22 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 285 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Carlos Gutierrez, adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, said Sunday he was “shocked” by Romney’s comments this week on minorities.“I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn’t belong.”Ugh.CNN reported: In an interview set to air in full Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, Gutierrez also sharply criticized Romney’s remarks made on a call Wednesday with donors following his loss in last week’s election. Romney explained his loss in part by pointing to “gifts” President Barack Obama gave to certain groups...
  • Walmart Files Charges Against UFCW Union

    11/18/2012 11:42:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 93 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/18/12 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, Walmart filed an unfair labor practice charge against UFCW with the National Labor Relations Board to stop what Walmart says are illegal disturbances against its businesses. A group of Walmart employes, encouraged by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and OUR Walmart, are expected to strike on Black Friday. Black Friday is the store’s busiest day of the year, and this may be the largest strike against the company in its history. Two groups affiliated with the UFCW -- OUR Walmart and Making Change at Walmart -- have been organizing demonstrations and flash mobs outside...
  • Petraeus Retains Super Washington Lawyer Barnett Amid Potential Probes

    11/18/2012 11:38:30 AM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 18, 2012
    Petraeus Retains Super Washington Lawyer Barnett Amid Potential Probes November 18, 2012 Former CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair, has retained powerful lawyer Robert Barnett of the Washington-based Williams & Connolly law firm. Barnett specializes in crisis management and has represented some of the most powerful political figures in the country, including President Obama; former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush; Hillary Rodham Clinton; Sarah Palin and former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney.
  • The ‘Hybrid View’ of Benghazi

    11/18/2012 11:36:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2:30 PM, Nov 17, 2012 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Washington Post reports that “the CIA and other intelligence analysts have settled on what amounts to a hybrid view” of September 11, 2012, “suggesting that the Cairo protest sparked militants in Libya, who quickly mobilized an assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi.”  What the Post doesn’t say is that the Cairo protest was itself an al Qaeda-infused, if not outright orchestrated, event.The “hybrid” explanation is a compromise, of sorts, between two competing narratives. The first suggested that a protest against an anti-Islam film in Benghazi led to a “spontaneous” assault on the US consulate there. We know that version...
  • Pelosi: Tax rates must go up on rich

    11/18/2012 11:21:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/12 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Pelosi: Tax rates must go up on richBy SEUNG MIN KIM | 11/18/12 10:30 AM EST **SNIP** “The president made it very clear in his campaign that there is not enough -- there are not enough resources,” Pelosi said in an interview aired Sunday on ABC's “This Week. “Just to close loopholes is far too little money … If it's going to bring in revenue, the president has been very clear that the higher income people have to pay their fair share.”
  • Report: Hamas Preparing Chemical Weapons

    11/18/2012 11:19:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/12 | Ben Shapiro
    According to Britain’s Sunday Times, Israeli special forces are already on the ground in Gaza seeking out rockets and weapons for targeting. The Times is also reporting that Hamas may place chemical weapons on its long-range missiles. “Hamas might go for a desperate attempt to launch rockets with chemical warheads if the worst came to the worst,” one unnamed source reported. It has been reported that Hamas is hiding its rockets underground, particularly near civilian areas including mosques, hoping that Israel will not strike such targets out of concern for civilian life. The same report gave a timeline of the...
  • Petraeus mistress and her partner arm in arm on night out for first time since scandal broke

    11/18/2012 11:05:16 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 November 2012 | James Nye
    Paula Broadwell arrives back at her brother's Washington D.C. home with husband Scott Linked arm-in-arm, Paula Broadwell and her husband Scott were seen together yesterday evening for the first time since the news broke of her affair with shamed former CIA Director David Petraeus. Arriving at her brother's home in the Mount Pleasant suburb of Washington D.C. in a black SUV, the two put on what was a clear show of solidarity as they marched from the garage to the back door of the $2.3 million property. Since the scandalous revelations surrounding his wife first surfaced just over a week...
  • Obama seeks to head off Israeli ground invasion in Gaza

    11/18/2012 11:03:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/18/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    "Israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired onto its territory. If that can be accomplished without the ramping up of military activity in Gaza that's preferable," Obama said. "That's not just preferable for the people of Gaza. It's also preferable for Israelis, because if Israeli troops are in Gaza, they're much more at risk of fatalities or being wounded."
  • Stress Best (How Surprises Make You Stronger)

    11/18/2012 11:02:49 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    The Economist ^ | 12-17-2012
    Stress Best (How Surprises Make You Stronger)Randomness, Probability And Uncertainty Nov 17th 2012The Economist Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder. By Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Random House; 519 pages; $30. Allen Lane; Ł25. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk WHAT is the opposite of fragility? Though not quite right, “resilience” and “robustness” are two words that come to mind. If fragility means something that breaks under stress, its exact opposite should mean something that grows stronger under pressure. There is no word that quite captures this, says Nassim Nicholas Taleb, an American essayist and scholar, so he has invented one: “antifragile”. The neologism...
  • Flames engulf 34-story luxury high-rise in Dubai

    11/18/2012 11:01:36 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 November 2012
    Rescue crews in Dubai have evacuated a 34-story residential tower after a fire gutted portions of the building. The blaze on Sunday charred the outside of the structure and send gray smoke drifting over a major development known as Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a cluster of high-rise apartment buildings and shops on the southern edge of Dubai. Civil defense officials did not give immediate details on the possible cause of the predawn fire.
  • Republicans say Rice must testify on Benghazi statements

    11/18/2012 11:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/18/12
    Republicans say Rice must testify on Benghazi statementsWASHINGTON | Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:40pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. lawmakers turned up the heat on Sunday on Susan Rice, saying the U.N. ambassador - seen as a possible nominee to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state - must testify before Congress on her remarks after the September attack that killed the American envoy to Libya. **SNIP** "She's going to have to come in and testify at some point, whether it's in a closed hearing or an open hearing," Republican Saxby Chambliss, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee,...