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  • Orlando Health to cut record number of jobs to save money [Obamanomics Strikes Again!]

    11/19/2012 4:22:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/19/12 | Marni Jameson
    For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, Orlando Health is reducing its workforce by up to 400 positions starting immediately, hospital officials announced this morning. The elimination of 300 to 400 jobs will occur in two phases, and represents a 2- to 3-percent decrease in the system's 16,000 employees, said Orlando Health spokeswoman Kena Lewis. The reductions affect all departments and all eight of its hospitals, including Orlando Regional Medical Center and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The first wave of employees affected by the "labor expense reduction" portion of the initiative received their notices Friday, said Lewis....
  • Reid Statement on Nevada's October Unemployment Rate

    11/19/2012 4:04:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | November 19, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Searchlight, NV- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Nevada’s unemployment rate decreased from 11.8 percent to 11.5 percent in October: “The continued reduction in Nevada’s unemployment rate is promising. Nevadans are getting back to work, but small businesses in our state still need opportunities to expand and hire new workers. We must do more to ensure Nevada’s middle class is made stronger. “Nevadans and Americans across the country agree that we can strengthen the middle class by adopting a balanced fiscal policy that requires millionaires and billionaires to pay a little more. In July, the Senate passed...
  • Official: 'Racist' Hamas Targeting Ethiopians, Asians

    11/19/2012 3:59:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/12 | David Lev
    Although “only” three Israelis have been killed as a result of the ongoing Hamas terror rocket attacks against Israel, hundreds of thousands of people are suffering – perhaps none more than residents of immigrant absorption centers in southern Israel. Unlike veteran Israeli families, these new immigrants – many of them olim from Ethiopia – have no family elsewhere in the country to take them in, and hence nowhere to go. On Monday, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky visited one of these centers. Accompanying a delegation from the North American UJA-Federation, Sharansky visited the Ivim Absorption Center in the Sha'ar Hanegev...
  • 'Anti-Thanksgiving’ Potluck Dinner Sparks Controversy On UVA Campus

    11/19/2012 3:39:24 PM PST · by drewh · 41 replies
    Campus Reform.org ^ | on Nov 19, 2012 | By Oliver Darcy,
    An “anti-Thanksgiving potluck” planned for Monday night is stirring controversy on the University of Virginia (UVA) campus. The event, hosted by the American Indian Student Union (AISU), aims to “discuss Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective” over a potluck dinner. Students at the University of Virginia are holding an ‘anti-Thanksgiving’ potluck on Monday night. The anti-Thanksgiving celebration will provide a “contrast…with the typical American view of Thanksgiving,” AISU president Katelyn Krause promised an NBC affiliate. Krause declined an interview with Campus Reform. Nicole Bailey, Executive-in-Chief of the conservative newspaper, The Virginia Advocate, however, told Campus Reform that she understands the...
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Still Has Capitol Hill Allies, but Support is Waning

    11/19/2012 3:22:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    US News ^ | 11/19/12 | Lauren Fox
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Still Has Capitol Hill Allies, but Support is WaningAs allegations mount, Illinois politicians are standing with Jackson -- for now By Lauren Fox November 19, 2012 **SNIP** Fellow Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis says that while Jackson faces mounting problems, it's hard to believe his long-time friend would have engaged in such behavior. Jackson is accused of purchasing a $40,000 Rolex and redecorating his home with campaign finances. "If he were functioning not in an altered mental or emotional state, he would not have committed those acts," Davis says. "They don't seem like something that a...
  • Smith & Wesson Announces Stronger Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Net Sales and Net Income

    11/19/2012 3:21:49 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    -- Preliminary Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Net Sales of Approximately $136 Million, Up 48% Year-over-Year -- Preliminary Net Income from Continuing Operations Per Diluted Share of Approximately $0.23 to $0.24 versus $0.01 for Same Quarter Last Year -- Company Reiterates Full Year Fiscal 2013 Financial Guidance
  • Port of Portland Labor Strike Threatens to Cripple Shipping

    11/19/2012 3:16:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/19/12 | Breitbart News
    In the latest round of union aggressiveness that has marked the short post-Obama re-election era, officials at the Port of Portland are prepping for a strike by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union beginning November 25. Thanks to the strike, shippers will begin bypassing Portland altogether. Meanwhile, unions are also threatening to strike at grain terminals in Portland, Vancouver, and Puget Sound, driving up the price of grain across the country. As The Oregonian
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Declares a Special Dividend of $4.50 Per Share

    11/19/2012 3:10:29 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (RGR) announced today that its Board of Directors voted to declare a special dividend of $4.50 per share on the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock. This cash dividend will be paid on December 21, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 7, 2012. Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Fifer commented on the special dividend, “The decision to return this cash to our shareholders was based on an analysis that indicates we can continue to fund our high rate of organic growth, including expected increases in both working capital and capital expenditures,...
  • Michael Moore: 'Drive the Rich Off Fiscal Cliff'

    11/19/2012 2:57:28 PM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 19 Nov 2012, 1:48 PM PDT | by Christian Toto
    Far-left filmmaker Michael Moore is on board with President Barack Obama's class warfare rhetoric. The documentarian only wishes the president would back it up with extreme policy positions. Moore took to The Huffington Post today to share an open letter to President Obama. It's full of fiscally ludicrous suggestions as well as the kind of rich-bashing that's part and parcel of Moore's faux Everyman shtick. Yes, the Oscar winner is wealthier than most of the people who see his films (and has the fancy homes to prove it), but he prefers not to focus on that inconvenient fact. He's also...
  • Twinkies May Find Buyer, Hostess CEO Says (Several expressions of interest on the table)

    11/19/2012 2:54:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/18/2012 | Linsey Davis and Taylor Behrendt
    Hostess Brands, the maker of the iconic Twinkies snack cakes, may find a buyer when it heads to bankruptcy court today to liquidate the 82-year-old company, the company’s CEO says. “I think we’ll find buyers,” CEO Gregory F. Rayburn told ABC News on Sunday. ”A few have surfaced already since Friday expressing interest in the brand to acquire them.” Con Agra and Flowers Foods are among the companies that have expressed interest in Hostess, but Mexican company El Grupo Bimbo may have an edge, the Christian Science Monitor reported Saturday. Grupo Bimbo, headed by Mexican billionaire Daniel Servitje Montull, is...
  • Oklahoma is latest to reject state-based health exchange (Obamacare)

    11/19/2012 2:51:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/12 | Sam Baker
    Oklahoma is latest to reject state-based health exchangeBy Sam Baker - 11/19/12 03:23 PM ET Add Oklahoma to the list of Republican-led states that won't implement the key feature of President Obama's healthcare law. Gov. Mary Fallin said Monday that she won't set up a state-based insurance exchange — a new portal where people who don't get insurance through their employers can shop for coverage, often with help from a federal subsidy. "It does not benefit Oklahoma taxpayers to actively support and fund a new government program that will ultimately be under the control of the federal government, that is...
  • Bad news: Turns out it’s sexist and racist to criticize Susan Rice for giving us bad information

    11/19/2012 2:51:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2012 | AllahPundit
    Here's the most cynical thing you'll see on the Internet today. I'm tempted to call it stupid, but it's not: The charge is stupid but it’s leveled in service to a clever goal, framing Rice's prospective nomination as Secretary of State as a referendum on racism and sexism. McCain is the target for daring to suggest that she's unqualified and maybe "not very bright" for buying the White House's early line on Benghazi, which required her to feed the public ridiculous disinformation about how "substantial" our nearly nonexistent security presence in Benghazi was. If you vote no at her confirmation...
  • Murdoch Apologizes for 'Jewish-Owned Media' Tweet

    11/19/2012 2:45:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/12
    Founder and chief executive of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, apologized for posting a message on Twitter slamming the "Jewish owned press" for its anti Israel coverage of the Gaza conflict. Murdoch reportedly received angry responses to his tweet, which asked: "Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?" "Middle East ready to boil over any day. Israel position precarious. Meanwhile watch CNN and AP bias to point of embarrassment," Murdoch wrote in a second tweet in support of the Jewish state. Due to negative backlash, the media mogul tweeted an apology ...
  • House reps to Obama: About that UN arms trade treaty? Just say no.

    11/19/2012 2:43:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The oh-so-enlightened, globalism-endorsing United Nations has been pushing for more powers to regulate the international weapons-trade scene for ages now, and more specifically, has been pushing for the United States to get on board with a proposed Arms Trade Treaty for months now. After the U.N. negotiations last summer, the U.S. put the issue on the back-burner --- the treaty (rightly) became the target of vociferous criticism from America's pro-gun groups, and even perceived support for such things simply won't do in an election season. But, now that the election is over, certain parties are trying to bring the treaty...
  • Biden: Obama Wants to Golf in Ireland, But I Don’t Want To Take Him (Gaffin' Joe Rides Again!)

    11/19/2012 2:41:56 PM PST · by drewh · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2012 | 8:07 pm | Joel Gehrke
    Biden: Obama wants to golf in Ireland, but I don’t want to take him Joel Gehrke Commentary Writer The Washington Examiner @Joelmentum Joel on FB Popular in PoliticsTraveling abroad, President Obama dons a traditional Indonesian Batik shirt Petraeus chose 'Jackie Kennedy' package for wedding Obama in Burma: ‘I cannot just impose my will on Congress, even though sometimes I wish I could’ TSA issues holiday warning to ‘Opt Out and Film’ privacy rights activists Jeb, Christie on top for 2016 President Obama wants to go on a golf trip to Ireland, but Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t want to take...
  • Reagan Vindicated: Missile Defense Works

    11/19/2012 2:39:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/17/2012 | Max Boot
    The latest Gaza war is only a few days old, but already one conclusion can be drawn: missile defense works. This is only the latest vindication for the vision of Ronald Reagan who is emerging as a consensus pick for one of the all-time great U.S. presidents. For it was Ronald Reagan who made missile defense a major priority for the U.S. and our allies. His 1983 speech on the subject was widely derided as “Star Wars” because he envisioned that some missile would be intercepted in space. For years critics claimed that it was impossible to intercept missiles in...
  • GQ to Marco Rubio: How old is the Earth? (They forgot to ask the abortion-in-case-of-rape question)

    11/19/2012 2:35:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2012 | AllahPundit
    You need to read the full interview to appreciate how much of a non sequitur this question was. He's going back and forth with the author, Michael Hainey, about the standard post-election fare --- Obama, 2016, his biography --- and then, out of nowhere, "How old do you think the Earth is?" It's not organically part of the conversation but suddenly there it is, and Hainey doesn't follow up on it. It has a distinct check-the-box feel to it, as if either he himself or his editors wanted to make sure that the question was asked but weren't particularly interested...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, November-19-2012

    11/19/2012 2:33:10 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 58 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Church of England priest gets 4-year sentence for sexually abusing teenage boys

    11/19/2012 2:10:32 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 38 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | Monday, November 19, 2012 | The Associated Press
    London - A retired Church of England priest has been jailed for four years after admitting that he sexually abused three boys between 1983 and 1991. The case against 75-year-old Rev. Ronald Johns revealed that the bishop of Carlisle had responded to another boy's complaint in 1993 by moving the priest but taking no further action.
  • Obama, Suu Kyi And The Forbidden Kiss ("grave breach of custom")

    11/19/2012 2:07:02 PM PST · by Arthurio · 70 replies
    As Barack Obama appeared in the home of Myanmar pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, the U.S. president planted a platonic, but very affectionate, kiss on her cheek (to which she appeared to slightly recoil in embarrassment). This act has surprisingly elicited little or no comment in the global press thus far – quite unusual since public displays of affection represent a grave breach of custom in virtually all Asian countries. Obama likely did not mean to offend his Burmese hosts, however, as a well-travelled man of the world, he must have known that a kiss – especially...
  • Barack Obama warned: don't be lured by Burma 'mirage of success'

    11/19/2012 1:59:45 PM PST · by Arthurio · 6 replies
    -snip- But President Obama's remarks to an audience of around 1,500 people were greeted politely rather than with rapturous applause. His frequent extolling of the United States as a model for Burma to follow was not appreciated by all the audience. "I didn't like the speech too much. Our country has changed a lot since the start of the reforms. He doesn't seem to think that. He wants us to follow the example of the US, but we need to find our own way," said Phyo Si Thar, a 22-year-old student from Burma's Maritime University.
  • Paula Broadwell smacks photographer in forehead with car door

    11/19/2012 1:53:45 PM PST · by maggief · 98 replies
    NYDN ^ | November 19, 2012 | ennifer H. Cunningham AND Bill Hutchinson
    David Petraeus’ ex-mistress, Paula Broadwell, left a female news photographer with a bloodied forehead Monday in a confrontation outside the biographer’s North Carolina home. The 40-year-old West Point grad smacked the photographer with the driver’s side door of her Nissan Pathfinder SUV. “I had my camera and in all the chaos the door slammed and I got hit in the head with the flash,” said Nell Redmond, a freelancer for the Associated press. Redmond suffered a small cut on her forehead in the incident, witnessed by a Daily News reporter. The encounter occurred just before 2 p.m. as Broadwell, wearing...
  • Massachusetts to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants

    11/19/2012 1:35:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 24 replies
    Illegal immigrants in Massachusetts will become eligible for in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges, based on an interpretation of a new federal law by Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick. In June, Democratic President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary relief from deportation to some illegal immigrants who immigrated as children and do not represent a public safety threat. The policy allowed the government to grant “deferred action” status to these immigrants, which means they would not be deported for two years and they would be granted work visas. The government has started accepting...
  • Hamas Leader Dares Israel to Invade Amid Gaza Airstrikes

    11/19/2012 1:22:38 PM PST · by lbryce · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 19, 2012 | By FARES AKRAM, JODI RUDOREN and ALAN COWELL
    GAZA CITY — The top leader of Hamas dared Israel on Monday to launch a ground invasion of Gaza and dismissed diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the six-day-old conflict, as the Israeli military conducted a new wave of deadly airstrikes on the besieged Palestinian enclave, including a second hit on a 15-story building that houses media outlets. A volley of rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel included one that hit a vacant school. Speaking at a news conference in Cairo, where the diplomatic efforts were under way, the Hamas leader, Khaled Meshal, suggested that the Israeli infantry...
  • Can Mitt Romney Save Hostess?

    11/19/2012 1:19:44 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Long Island Poltics ^ | Fri, Nov 16, 2012
    Could Mitt Romney save Hostess? Like him or not, if you have ever shopped at a Staples and/or Sports Authority, you have Mitt Romney and his Bain Capital buddies to thank. And now that Mr. Romney is not running — well anything, maybe he can shift his energy towards an endeavor greater than saving the nation from the “looming fiscal cliff” … and rescue my favorite cakes from extinction. Sure President Obama may have saved the auto-industry, but bring back Ho Ho’s, Sno-Balls and Wonder Bread and Virginia, Minnesota & Michigan become easy wins in the next presidential election. Wanna...
  • Chicago Teachers Strategize on How to Indoctrinate Kids with Marxism

    11/19/2012 1:13:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 19, 2012 | Da Tagliare
    Visit Godfather Politics: In September, the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike, shutting down the Windy City’s schools for 10 days. Many of those same teachers were in attendance on Nov. 10 at the Midwest Marxism Conference held at Northwestern University in Chicago. The topics of the conference were: Marxism, Crisis & Resistance The Meaning of Marxism The Flint Sit-down Strikes & The Founding of the UAW From Apartheid Schools to the New Jim Crow: Racism, USA The Democrats: A Critical History Russia: A Case Study in Workers Power & Revolution Socialists & Trade Unions Class, Race & the Civil...
  • The CIA Probably Had The Authority To Hold Prisoners At The Secret Benghazi Annex

    11/19/2012 1:08:20 PM PST · by maggief · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 19, 2012 | Michael Kelley |
    In October Paula Broadwell told an audience that the CIA in Benghazi "had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner" at its secret annex. The CIA flatly denied the claim, saying that the agency "has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the Agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless." Marc Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute points out that the denial is factually incorrect because while Obama ordered the closure of all CIA detention facilities (i.e. “Black Sites”), the order states that it "does not...
  • VIDEO: AP REPORTER LIQUIDATES OBAMA OFFICIAL

    11/19/2012 1:04:01 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 38 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | Nov 19 | Staff
    A spirited exchange between an Associated Press reporter and spokesperson Victoria Nuland marked the U.S. State Department's daily briefing Monday on the continued violence between Israel and Hamas.
  • An Open Letter to the GOP Leadership (Dear Speaker Boehner and Other Assorted Clueless Bozos...)

    11/19/2012 1:03:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/18/2012 | Stephen Green
    Dear Speaker Boehner and Other Assorted Clueless Bozos on Capitol Hill,You've already been pwned, and it's too late to un-pwn yourself even if such a thing were possible. Which it isn't. Now it's time to try something new. Let's call it: Give them what they want.I'll repeat: Give President Obama and the Democrats the tax hikes they demand, and which most polls show the American public accepts.You'll let us avoid the fiscal cliff --- a phrase I'm going to do my best to avoid using from now on. A better phrase, if less elegant, might be, "the totally artificial...
  • Why do we keep paying for rebuilding in disaster-prone areas?

    11/19/2012 12:58:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2012 | Rick Moran
    I'm all for people pitching in to rebuild after a hurricane. But should the taxpayer be subsidizing the rebuilding, especially when an area has proven to be disaster-prone? New York Times: ******** DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. - Even in the off season, the pastel beach houses lining a skinny strip of sand here are a testament to the good life. They are also a monument to the generosity of the federal government. The western end of this Gulf Coast island has proved to be one of the most hazardous places in the country for waterfront property. Since 1979, nearly a dozen...
  • How Many 2008 McCain Voters Went Libertarian in 2012?

    11/19/2012 12:55:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Campaign Spot reader Michael writes in, having examined the claim of the missing Republican voters — the drop off from McCain’s 2008 total to Romney’s 2012. Immediately after the election, many were left incredulous in response to the apparent news that Romney received 3 million fewer votes than McCain did. As more and more states have counted their absentees and reported 100 percent of precincts, the numbers are less shocking. Michael points to Dave Leip’s Atlas of US Presidential elections and calculates the drop off is now only 479,000.* Most intriguingly, many of those missing McCain voters may have voted...
  • Let’s go over the fiscal cliff (Give the Democrats what they want)

    11/19/2012 12:46:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/17/2012 | Marc Thiessen
    Here’s an idea for how to start the New Year in a bipartisan fashion: Let’s go over the fiscal cliff! Today, the only ones in Washington who advocate fiscal cliff-diving are liberal Democrats. It’s time for conservatives to join them. Letting the Bush tax cuts expire will strengthen the GOP’s hand in tax negotiations next year, and it may be the only way Republicans can force President Obama and Senate Democrats to agree to fundamental tax reform. Right now, Democrats believe they have the upper hand in the fiscal standoff. Patty Murray (Wash.) — the fourth-ranking Senate Democrat and the...
  • Islamic Jihad Official: All Our Weapons are From Iran

    11/19/2012 12:43:07 PM PST · by drewh · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/19/2012, Kislev 5, 5773
    Islamic Jihad deputy chief Ziyad Nahala said on Sunday in an interview with Egyptian television that all of the organization's weapons came from Iran. “I want to note that all our weapons are from Iran. The rockets fired into Israel until now have a range of 70 to 80 kilometers," he said, according to a report on Channel 10 News.
  • Welcome to Washington, for some it's the ‘state of denial’(WA)

    11/19/2012 12:37:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 November, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Passing through the sometimes crowded aisles of the Washington Arms Collectors’ monthly gun show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds, there was no question that a lot of people were there doing some serious shopping in the wake of the Nov. 6 election. There was also no doubt that some people in that pavilion had voted for Obama, and were in a rather interesting quandry: how to engage in a conversation about the election while not necessarily being confrontational or combative. A couple seemed smug without daring to engage in a full debate. All of the "suspects" invariably spoke without looking us...
  • Statistical Rainiest Day Of The Year Lives Up To Billing [Seattle - Right Now!]

    11/19/2012 12:36:48 PM PST · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    KOMONews.com ^ | 19 November 2012 | Scott Sistek
    Through 10 a.m., Seattle had already set its daily rainfall record with 1.48" of rain, breaking the old record of 1.23" set in 1962, and the rain was still coming down. [Now 12:30 PM and still pouring!]
  • LFT: Teachers are under attack (Louisiana Teacher's Union squealing like stuck pigs)

    11/19/2012 11:54:40 AM PST · by abb · 17 replies
    The (Baton Rouge) Advocate ^ | November 19, 2012 | Will Sentell
    Public school teachers are “under attack” through so-called education reforms pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal and others, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers said Monday. Steve Monaghan, who heads the group, said a series of events going back to the election of a Jindal-friendly state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education last year and the passage of an overhaul of public schools earlier this year shows that the LFT and public education have been targeted. “We are definitely under attack,” he said. Monaghan made his comments during the second day of the group’s 48th annual convention. The gathering...
  • West Fights On Amid Vote-Recount Mayhem

    11/19/2012 11:42:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | November 19, 2012 | John Fund
    The characters in the latest example of South Florida’s dysfunctional election system — recall the Bush v. Gore debacle in 2000 — are worthy of a Carl Hiaasen potboiler. Congressman Allen West, an outspoken tea-party favorite whose district was pushed into largely new territory by redistricting, is claiming that massive voter irregularities are robbing him of his seat. Democrat Patrick Murphy, who leads West by some 2,000 votes, is trying to stop a full recount of controversial early ballots cast in St. Lucie County. His current victory margin is just large enough to avoid triggering an automatic recall of all...
  • Spain: Residency for foreigners who buy houses

    11/19/2012 11:36:50 AM PST · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 11-19
    MADRID (AP) — Looking for a new place to call home? Spain is hoping to give you a little bit more than a welcome basket of baked goods if you decide to move there. In an attempt to reduce the country's bloated stock of unsold homes, the government is set to offer permanent residency to any foreigner provided they buy a house or apartment worth more than €160,000 ($200,000). The plan, unveiled by Trade Ministry secretary Jaime Garcia-Legaz Monday and expected to be approved in the coming weeks, would be aimed principally at Chinese and Russian buyers. Spain has more...
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Bush-Era Commerce Secretary, Rips The Republican Party

    11/19/2012 11:35:51 AM PST · by zeestephen · 19 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 13 November 2012 | Jerry Kammer
    During his appearance on the Univision program "Al Punto," Gutierrez claimed that the Republican Party's extremism was the reason for Mitt Romney's resounding defeat last week.
  • All Eyez on Him [GQ Interview with Marco Rubio...and the man is GOOD]

    11/19/2012 11:24:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 165 replies
    GQ [link only!] | December 2012 issue | Michael Hainey
    http://www.gq.com/news-politics/politics/201212/marco-rubio-interview-gq-december-2012?printable=true&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitte
  • Coleman concedes Lt. Gov. race to Forest

    11/19/2012 10:58:45 AM PST · by South40 · 6 replies
    NBC17.com ^ | November 19, 2012
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Linda Coleman, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, called Republican Dan Forest Monday morning to concede the race. Coleman trailed by 11,000 votes after election night, but her campaign claimed that perhaps thousands of ballots hadn't been counted that should have been. As mail-in ballots and provisional ballots have trickled in since Election Day, Republican candidate Dan Forest's lead has dwindled.
  • Petraeus chose 'Jackie Kennedy' package for wedding

    11/19/2012 10:58:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner "Secrets" ^ | 11-19-12 | Paul Bedard
    The Petraeus sex scandal didn't just reveal the former CIA director's bedroom secrets. It's also shined a spotlight on a romantic facility in Berryville, Virginia, 65 miles from Washington where David and Holly Petraeus' daughter Anne married Matt Mauney last month in a picturesque setting the couple celebrated with pictures on her blog, fannetasticfood.com. Rosemont Manor owner William Genda told Secrets that he is sad about how the publicity came to his facility, but happy for the new business it is bringing from the Washington area. "It's probably been good," he told Secrets. Only in business for two years, the...
  • Check Out Maria Bartiromo's Super Bearish Column On The Fiscal Cliff

    11/19/2012 10:57:57 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-19-2012 | Linette Lopez
    Check Out Maria Bartiromo's Super Bearish Column On The Fiscal Cliff Linette LopezNovember 19, 2012CNBC This morning Politico's Ben White wrote that the fiscal cliff is basically over. Closing Bell's Maria Bartiromo couldn't disagree with him more. She wrote a super bearish column on the issue for CNBC, and to her, words like "panic stricken" are definitely in order. From the column: The Mayans may not be right about the world ending by the end of 2012, but the next month and a half is looking a lot more panic-stricken than celebratory. The ongoing fight over the "fiscal cliff" may...
  • 'Bomb' Doc Was Fired From Hospital After Stalking Allegation (mentions "Occupy militant element")

    11/19/2012 10:57:21 AM PST · by dead · 3 replies
    A doctor charged Saturday with possessing a large quantity of chemicals used in bomb-making spent 15 years on the staff of a Manhattan hospital until he was fired in 2006 for refusing to submit to a psychiatric evaluation when a nurse accused him of stalking her, court records show. Roberto Rivera, 60, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage after federal and local authorities found precursor chemicals used in the making of explosives in the basement of a Ridgewood house, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said in a release Saturday afternoon. Rivera was being held...
  • Iran's fingerprints on Hamas weaponry, but its larger role in Israel-Gaza crisis remains murky

    11/19/2012 10:39:37 AM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Alastair Jamieson
    It was an unguarded comment that may have strayed close to the truth: Britain’s Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said he believes tensions over Iran were behind the Israel-Gaza violence. That remark – made in a radio studio when he thought he was off the air – echoes a theory that Tehran’s fingerprints are all over the current escalation of violence. Realizing that he was actually live on air, Sacks did not elaborate on his theory but Western intelligence agencies and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) do agree that longer-range rockets being fired toward Tel Aviv are Iranian-manufactured Fajr-5 missiles.
  • Surprise: CA Education Tax Hike Will Go to Wall Street Cronies

    11/19/2012 10:30:52 AM PST · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    California Governor Jerry Brown hailed his signature tax-hike to fund education—known as Proposition 30—as a towering achievement that will ensure educational excellence in higher education and spare those trapped in poor and failing K-12 California public schools from budget cuts. But a new study by five UC Berkeley doctoral students titled “Swapping Our Future: How Taxpayers And Students Are Funding Risky UC Borrowing and Wall Street Profits” says that millions of dollars of the freshly raised revenues won’t go to California’s school children.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,November 19-23,2012

    11/19/2012 10:30:08 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 19-23,2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage

    11/19/2012 10:24:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage By Nile Gardiner World Last updated: November 19th, 2012 Barack Obama: hardly off to a flying start It is only two weeks since his re-election, and his second term remains two months away, but Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House. Obama's first term was littered with foreign policy gaffes, and there is every...
  • MSNBC host tells Israeli amb. Hamas rockets 'rarely do damage'"response...is disproportional"

    11/19/2012 10:23:05 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 70 replies
    KFYI Radio ^ | November 19, 2012 | Sharona Schwartz
    The host then suggested that because the number of rocket attacks on Israel has dramatically increased since 2009, Israel’s policy has been a "failure" (Sharona Schwartz) Beyond its military operation targeting the Hamas terrorist infrastructure in Gaza, Israel is invested in an intense media campaign to make sure its side of the story is being heard overseas. But that’s not always easy to do. In an interview with Israel’s top envoy to the United States on Saturday, MSNBC provided yet another example of how much work Israeli officials face in their effort to pass through the filter of the mainstream media and...
  • Did Egypt inadvertently aid Israel before the war in Gaza broke out?

    11/19/2012 9:59:49 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/19/2012 | Kristen Chick & Ahmed Aldabba
    As Egypt's closure of some of the smuggling tunnels from Gaza drives up prices in the tiny coastal enclave, it has also spurred anger toward Egypt's new Islamist president for throttling one of Gaza's main sources of goods. Egypt began destroying tunnels as part of a security crackdown in the Sinai after militants attacked an Egyptian army checkpoint near Rafah on Aug. 5, killing 16 Egyptian soldiers before crossing the border to attack Israel. The operation has slowed the tunnel trade, leading to price increases in Gaza on items like building materials and food. The Hamas government has protested the...