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  • Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy

    11/20/2012 3:32:47 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 143 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-20-2012 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Florida Rep. Allen West — the tea party pugilist and face of the class of House Republicans that stormed to power two years ago — conceded Tuesday to 29-year-old construction executive Patrick Murphy in one of the nation’s highest-profile congressional races. After two weeks of battle with St. Lucie County elections officials — and a recount of early votes that wound up extending Murphy’s lead — West acknowledged that he couldn’t surmount his 1,904-vote, or 0.58 percent, deficit. That difference was just outside the 0.5 percent threshold to automatically trigger a recount of all votes.
  • Immigrants Against Empire

    11/20/2012 3:27:51 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 20th, 2012 | Scott McConnell
    "The new electorate is more Hispanic, more black, contains more East Asians, has sprinklings of Arabs and Muslims and South Asians; all of these constituencies voted heavily for Obama. More generally, both Hispanics and Asians have for many years supported Democratic politicians for local offices. In the ’90s National Review turned its powerful polemical guns on an immigration system which, in the editors’ minds, was destined to overwhelm the voting base of the Republican Party and replace a perfectly good existing American people with a new one. National Review supported such measures as Proposition 187, California’s controversial effort to push...
  • House investigates EPA emails, as agency says administrators have two accounts

    11/20/2012 3:14:33 AM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/19/2012 | fox news
    House Republicans are investigating allegations that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and other high-ranking agency officials have been conducting officials business with email aliases or secret accounts to avoid scrutiny from agency watchdogs and the public. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is leading the investigation and has asked Jackson to turn over information connected to the email account “Richard Windsor” – one of the alleged alias accounts. The committee has sent letters to White House lawyers and the EPA inspector general asking them into investigate the allegations and report on their findings by the end of the month. The...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 20, 2012

    11/20/2012 2:46:13 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Police warn of $1,000 Target gift card scam

    11/20/2012 1:52:56 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Debbie Gross
    Everyone would jump at the opportunity to get their hands on a $1,000 gift card for free, but police warn that you should watch out for scams, according to police reports. Omaha, Nebraska Police are warning residents of a scam text message that promises a gift card of $1,000 from the Target retail store. Police said Target has nothing to do with the text message, which instructs the recipient to enter personal information on a website. The text message says that recipients can or have earned $1,000 from Target, and the recipient is registered for the contest. Omaha Police officials...
  • Gloria Allred: Women in Petraeus Scandal Are Victims of 'Very Unfair' Media 'Double Standard'

    11/20/2012 12:16:47 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 20 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11/20/12
    Here's something you don't see every day: a prominent liberal accusing the mainstream media of having a "double standard" and treating people in a "very unfair" manner. But that's exactly what happened on Wednesday, when feminist lawyer Gloria Allred told Caroline May -- a political reporter with the Daily Caller website -- that the women in the sex scandal surrounding the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus "are being depicted in a negative and stereotypical manner." Known for representing women in high-profile legal cases, Allred stated in an email that Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' former mistress, and "whistle-blower" Jill Kelley,...
  • 4 Southern California Men Held In Plot To Join Al Qaeda, Taliban

    11/19/2012 11:01:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 19, 2012
    4 Southern California Men Held In Plot To Join Al Qaeda, Taliban Four men with ties to Southern California have been charged with plotting to join Al Qaeda and the Taliban to commit "violent jihad" and target Americans, the FBI said Monday night. One of the men, Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, allegedly traveled in July to Afghanistan, where he arranged for terrorist training to be conducted with Al Qaeda and Taliban operatives, according to a complaint unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Riverside. Kabir, who lived in Pomona, is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, federal authorities said....
  • Copé declared new leader of France's opposition UMP

    11/19/2012 10:39:32 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/19/2012
    Jean-François Copé has been declared the new leader of the opposition Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party after a contested weekend vote that was plagued by allegations of fraud on both sides. Jean-François Copé has been declared the new leader of the opposition Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) by the party’s internal electoral body after a contested weekend vote that was plagued by allegations of fraud on both sides. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right opposition UMP voted for its next leader in a Sunday poll that pitted former prime minister François Fillon against the UMP’s Secretary General...
  • Greek companies face 'annihilation' amid debt crisis

    11/19/2012 10:17:57 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/19/2012
    Greece's recession-hit businesses face "annihilation", a leading chamber of commerce has warned, as a fatal combination of falling sales and job cuts meant the country was in its worst economic shape for 14 years. "Returning to 1984 purchasing power levels, 1998 employment levels and 1999 salary levels will not help Greece's economy in 2013," said Vassilis Korkidis, chairman of the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (Esee). The association, representing a sector which employs nearly 18pc of the Greek workforce, presented an annual study forecasting a further drop in sales and job cuts in an economy where the unemployment rate currently...
  • California gets face scanners to spy on everyone at once

    11/19/2012 10:12:07 PM PST · by Founding Father · 31 replies
    RT ^ | November 19, 2012
    In a single second, law enforcement agents can match a suspect against millions upon millions of profiles in vast detailed databases stored on the cloud. It’s all done using facial recognition, and in Southern California it’s already occurring. Imagine the police taking a picture: any picture of a person, anywhere, and matching it on the spot in less than a second to a personalized profile, scanning millions upon millions of entries from within vast, intricate databases stored on the cloud. It’s done with state of the art facial recognition technology, and in Southern California it’s already happening. At least one...
  • Blackburn school will close if Islamic primary takes all pupils ( UK )

    11/19/2012 10:02:28 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Lancashire Telegraph ^ | 16th November 2012 | Bill Jacobs,
    PARENTS and governors are gearing up to fight to save a Blackburn school facing closure to make way for East Lancashire’s first state-funded Islamic primary. Sacred Heart RC Primary School is likely to close because the opening nearby of the Olive Islamic School for more than 600 pupils will leave it with too many empty desks. ... The new Olive Islamic school will welcome pupils of all faiths and backgrounds in the area, including those from Sacred Heart where 98 per cent of its 210 pupils are Asian Muslims.
  • Blair Says 'Cultural Dialogue' Can Build Bridges With The Middle East [DWTS In Saudi Arabia?]

    11/19/2012 9:49:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 19, 2012 | Lara Prendergast
    Blair Says 'Cultural Dialogue' Can Build Bridges With The Middle East Former British prime minister Tony Blair says politics 'can only take you so far' in forging better relationships between nations at the launch of a new initiative to promote cultural exchange between the Middle East and the West. By Lara Prendergast 19 Nov 2012 Tony Blair has called for “cultural dialogue” to help build peaceful relationships between nations. Speaking at London’s Dorchester hotel on Friday during the launch of a new initiative to encourage cultural exchange between the Middle East and the West, the former British prime minister, 59,...
  • Judge: Hobby Lobby must offer morning-after pill

    11/19/2012 9:00:22 PM PST · by haffast · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/19/2012 | TIM TALLEY
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge Monday rejected Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s request to block part of the federal health care overhaul that requires the arts and craft supply company to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after and week-after birth control pills. In a 28-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton denied a request by Hobby Lobby to prevent the government from enforcing portions of the health care law mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives the company's Christian owners consider objectionable. The Oklahoma City-based company and a sister company, Mardel Inc., sued the government in September, claiming the mandate violates...
  • IAF Airstrikes Hit Bank, Senior Hamas Terrorist

    11/19/2012 8:47:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 11/20/12 | Elad Benari
    IAF aircraft struck the branch of the National Islamic Bank in Gaza on Monday night, the Al Jazeera network reported. According to the report, four people were wounded in the airstrike, part of the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense. Hamas reportedly uses the bank, which opened in the area in 2009, to pay its terrorists' salaries. Palestinian Authority-based sources also said that the IAF also struck the Rafiah home of Hamas terrorist Raed Al-Attar overnight Monday. Al-Attar’s name was mentioned in recent days as the successor to Hamas arch-terrorist Ahmed Jaabari, whose targeted killing began the operation last Wednesday. It...
  • Report: Gaza Ceasefire 'Within Hours'

    11/19/2012 6:34:47 PM PST · by Bobalu · 31 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 11/20/2012, 4:16 AM | Elad Benari
    A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza could go into effect “within several hours”, according to a Monday night report by the Al-Arabiya network. The report said that the forum of nine senior Israeli ministers was expected to approve an initial outline for a ceasefire with Hamas. According to the outline offered by Egypt and described in the report, Israel will stop the air strikes on Gaza and stop the targeted killings of senior members of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza, in exchange for a complete cessation of the rocket fire into Israel.
  • In some cases, Romney paid four times as much for TV ads as Obama

    11/19/2012 7:42:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    Mitt Romney didn't just pay too much in taxes. As Politico reported last month, he paid too much for his TV ads, too.(The following graphic represents early September media buys in Columbus, Ohio. It was provided to TheDC by a national media buyer with extensive background buying in America's most competitive state, and is representative of other examples we have seen):The cost differential is attributable to the fact that Team Obama bought "preemptable" or or "lowest unit rate" ads --- while Team Romney paid for "fixed," non-preemptable rates."Obama could deliver 1,000 points for a fourth as much as Romney," said...
  • Islamic Community Forms Own Government, in the USA

    11/19/2012 6:57:06 PM PST · by gorush · 58 replies
    Vinienco.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | n/a
    In Hancock, NY an islamic community that sits on 80 acres has decided to form its own government. They call their community Islamberg. They have their own mayor, deputy mayor and five council members. None of them are elected, of course.
  • Rand Paul and Israel: An Exchange

    11/19/2012 6:41:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 11.18.2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Last week, I wrote about the potential impact that the growing influence of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will have on the ability of Republicans to portray themselves as a solidly pro-Israel party. Senator Paul has written to respond to that piece. My response follows. Jonathan S. Tobin’s Nov. 9 column, “Will Rand Paul Hijack the Pro-Israel GOP?” makes some wildly speculative assumptions about me, my positions concerning our ally, Israel, and the Republican Party’s future. Since Mr. Tobin took it upon himself to image some of my positions, I thought it best to set the record straight by stating what...
  • Dallas employers moving to high-deductible health plans

    11/19/2012 6:24:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/19/12 | Jim Landers
    WASHINGTON — Companies that offer health insurance for their workers are trying to find policies that provide lots of preventive care and the best value for major medical expenses, while leaving most of what lies in between to the consumer.Health benefit managers from companies across the country described this ambition last week during the National Business Group on Health’s annual conference.“You protect against catastrophe and provide access to preventive care, while everything in the middle becomes personal responsibility,” said Christine Whipple, executive director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health.Policies using this approach are high-deductible plans, where employees get free...
  • Did White House just expose another Rice lie? Administration's explanation raises more questions

    11/19/2012 6:18:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 11/19/12 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack in Libya, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice may have deliberately misled the public when she went on television news shows and called the facility that had been targeted a “consulate.” The difference between branding the Benghazi facility a “mission” or a “consulate” may be crucial in determining what was really going on in the building. As WND was first to report, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi actually served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, according to Middle Eastern security...