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  • House panel: Let courts decide Fast and Furious

    11/21/2012 3:36:12 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-21-12 | ap
    WASHINGTONA House panel said Wednesday it believes federal courts have the authority to decide a dispute in which Attorney General Eric Holder is refusing to provide Congress with Justice Department documents about a botched criminal investigation into gun-trafficking on the Southwest border. In a 65-page filing about Operation Fast and Furious, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said federal courts have routinely reviewed the validity of congressional inquiries. The lawyers for the House said Holder's contention that courts cannot adjudicate political disputes would permanently shut the courthouse doors to virtually all disputes between the executive and legislative branches. In...
  • Terrorists Fire 20 Rockets Since Ceasefire Begins

    11/21/2012 3:31:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/12 | Elad Benari
    Gazas terrorist rulers marked the ceasefire that went into effect on Wednesday evening by continuing to fire rockets at southern Israel. According to Kol Yisrael radios midnight newscast, 20 rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel since the ceasefire went into effect at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. There were no reports of physical injuries or damages. Before the ceasefire went into effect, terrorists fired a barrage of 40 rockets at the area, targeting Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Beer Sheva among other cities. In Beer Sheva, a rocket directly hit a home, causing no physical injuries. Four rockets fired at Ashdod...
  • 11 Year Old Hurt in Post Cease Fire Attack [20 more rockets so far]

    11/21/2012 3:27:19 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 8 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Nov. 21-22, 2012 | staff
    11:18 PM 20 rockets against Israel since cease fire began 11:08 PM 11 year old child hurt in first round of Gazan cease fire missiles 11:01 PM Hamas and Islamic Jihad declare the cease fire to be an Israeli failure. 10:58 PM Nachal Oz, Alumim, Sdot Hanegev, Shaar Hanegev 10:45 PM Iron Dome shoots down post-Cease Fire Rocket 10:36 PM Gan Yavneh, Beer Tuvia, Gaderot, Chevel Yavneh, Gan Yavneh, Ashdod (post cease fire) ------ 9:59 PM : Red Alert siren in Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Beer Tuvia, Chevel Yavneh, Hof Ashkelon, Yoav 9:58 PM: Red Alert siren in Beer Tuvia 9:40...
  • Wal-Mart workers plan walk-out to protest Black Friday hours

    11/21/2012 3:20:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    WPXI ^ | 11/21/2012 | ap
    Federal labor officials said Tuesday they dont expect to decide before Thursday on whether to seek an injunction on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday. Thats the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The worlds largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., on Friday filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. It said the demonstrations organized by union-backed OUR Walmart threaten to disrupt its business and intimidate customers and other store workers....
  • Union protests at Los Angeles airport, threatening to disrupt holiday travel (Union thugs)

    11/21/2012 3:16:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    LOS ANGELES A labor dispute at Americas third busiest airport is promising to turn what is already a bad travel day into a nightmare. One of the nations biggest unions plans to effectively block two entrances into Los Angles International airport, a protest police fear will turn the streets outside into a parking lot at a time when tens of thousands of cars are pouring into the airport. The Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, claims a company that employs 450 sky caps, cabin cleaners and security workers at LAX illegally broke a contract and is in violation of...
  • Why WI Gov. Walker refuses to implement a state-based health-care exchange

    11/21/2012 3:11:03 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 22 replies
    Governor's newsletter | 11/21/12 | Gov. Scott Walker
    Dear Concerned Citizen: On November 6, citizens across the state and country voted to reelect President Obama. As a result, the implementation of federal health care reform continues to move forward. While I may disagree with the federal health care law, health insurance exchanges will now be built. To do so, federal law provides states three options: 1) create a federally run exchange; 2) create a state-run exchange; 3) establish a partnership plan requiring the state to administer the exchange for the federal government. The most important consideration for me in deciding which option is best for our state is...
  • Fla. justices issue split decision for immigrants

    11/21/2012 3:08:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | BILL KACZOR, Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Non-U.S. citizens can appeal convictions resulting from guilty or no-contest pleas on grounds that defense lawyers failed to warn them they'd face almost certain deportation
  • That dog may cost you $100,000 a day (san diego, CA regulators gone wild)

    11/21/2012 3:00:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    http://www.nctimes.com ^ | november 12, 2012
    Californias latest experiment in faith-based policymaking is being unleashed today on the San Diego public, as regional water-quality officials begin hearings on new regulations that seem crafted to turn most owners of a car, house or dog into criminals within a decade or so. We wish we were exaggerating. Under the draft rules, ordinary homeowners may face six years in prison and fines of $100,000 a day if they are deemed serial offenders of such new crimes as allowing sprinklers to hit the pavement, washing a car in the driveway, or, conceivably, failing to pick up dog poop promptly from...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns

    11/21/2012 2:55:04 PM PST · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned his seat in Congress on Wednesday, acknowledging an ongoing federal investigation into his campaign funds and expressing a desire to be remembered for what he "did right." Text from Jackson's resignation letter, submitted on Wednesday to House Speaker John Boehner: During this journey I have made my share of mistakes. I am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities and I am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators, and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone. None of us is immune from...
  • Dr Tim LaHaye (comments) on "The Islamic AntiChrist"

    11/21/2012 2:51:34 PM PST · by fishtank · 33 replies
    Joels Trumpet (website) ^ | 11-9-2012 | Joel Richardson
    In The Islamic Antichrist, Joel Richardson reveals that the return of the Islamic Imam of the 12th century is none other than the Antichrist of Revelation. Every preacher in America should read this book. Tim Lahaye
  • Report: Matt Lauer likely to get axe from 'Today' show

    11/21/2012 2:43:51 PM PST · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    the examiner ^ | 11/21/2012 | BY: JESSICA CARLSON
    Matt Lauer, host of the "Today" show, may be leaving the show involuntarily according to a report published by Radar Online on Wednesday. Radar reported that a inside source said the writing was on the wall for Lauer, 54, who has often been blamed for the departure of long time co-host turned lead-host, Ann Curry, in June. Since the time Curry was fired from her position, numerous rumors have emerged about Lauer's inability to get along with staff and his need to be surrounded by "yes" men and women. The source said, "His years-long feuds with former co-hosts Katie Couric,...
  • WH Won't Release Photos of Obama Team During Benghazi Attacks

    11/21/2012 2:23:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, the White House officially refused to release photos of US officials during the September 11 terrorist attacks on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that ended with the deaths of four Americans. CBS News requested the photos on October 31; the White House has routinely released photos showing members of the Obama administration in their hero poses during national security crises. That happened most famously with pictures of the Obama administration key players clustered into the White House situation room during the raid on Osama Bin Ladens compound in Pakistan.
  • News Anchors Stun Audience & Resign Live On-Air: Told to Do Unbalanced News, Politically

    11/21/2012 2:17:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 21, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Two Maine news anchors resigned together at the end of Tuesdays broadcast after a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices including being expected to do politically unbalanced news, the Bangor Daily News reported. Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced at the end of WVII-TVs 6 p.m. newscast that it would be their final broadcast together. And finally tonight, this will be Tony and my final show together here on ABC 7, Michaels said. The last six years have been an interesting and enjoyable time for both of us as we have been the longest running news team in...
  • Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again

    11/21/2012 2:13:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again by Wynton Hall 21 Nov 2012, 1:09 PM PDT In a recent interview, former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm of an impending "planetary emergency" if the Keystone Pipeline gets approved or if plans for Northwest coal export terminals proceed. "We have a planetary emergency," said Mr. Gore. "I know it drives some people nuts when I say that, but dammit, thats what we face." This is not the first time Mr. Gore has declared the human race to be facing a "planetary emergency": he's made the exact same claim in 2005,...
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Statement on FaceBook

    11/21/2012 2:12:52 PM PST · by onyx · 30 replies
    FaceBook ^ | November 21, 2012 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    אני יודע שישנם אזרחים שמצפים לפעולה צבאית חריפה עוד יותר, וייתכן מאוד שנידרש לה, אבל בעת הזאת, הדבר הנכון למדינת ישראל הוא למצות את ההזדמנות הזאת להשיג הפסקת אש מתמשכת. כראש ממשלה מוטלת עליי האחריות – והיא אחריות עליונה – לעשות את הצעדים הנכונים לשמור על ביטחוננו. כך נהגתי, כך אמשיך לנהוג. I realize that there are citizens who expect a harsher military action and we may very well need to do that. But at present, the right thing for the State of Israel is to exhaust this possibility of reaching a long-term cease-fire. As Prime Minister, I have...
  • Goodbye Hostess (15,000 jobs lost today not due to Sandy)

    11/21/2012 1:55:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Everyone loses: HOSTESS JUDGE APPROVES MOTION TO WIND DOWN COMPANYHOSTESS WINS APPROVAL TO CLOSE AND BEGIN SELLING ASSETS Next up: the Twinkie economy. Fom Leveraged Loan: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain this afternoon approved Hostess Brands emergency wind-down plan, as well as an amendment to its debtor-in-possession credit agreement that will allow Hostess to access the full amount of its $75 million DIP loan during its liquidation. Drain also denied a motion filed by the U.S. Trustee to convert the case to Chapter 7, though he did not rule out the prospect of a conversion at a later date. Hostess...
  • 'Happy Days' Star: Elmo Creator Has Talent, Ignore Sex Abuse Allegations

    11/21/2012 1:51:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Christian Toto
    Henry Winkler of "Happy Days" fame is considered one of the nicest people in Hollywood. You don't hear any horror stories about his on-set behavior, and he's managed to leave the iconic Fonzie character behind to play supporting roles in projects like "Arrested Development" and "Here Comes the Boom." Winkler's reaction to puppeteer Kevin Clash resigning from "Sesame Street" amid allegations the puppeteer engaged in sexual acts with minors hardly seemed in character. In fact, Winkler's comment is downright ugly. No one is disputing Clash's talents. Just watch last year's documentary "Being Elmo" to marvel at his many gifts. But...
  • FORMER TV TOP MODEL JUDGE GOES ON RACE-BASED ALLEN WEST RANT: YOU ARE AN EMBARASSMENT TO BLACKS

    11/21/2012 1:29:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-21-2012 | Erica Ritz
    November 21, 2012 FORMER TV ‘TOP MODEL’ JUDGE GOES ON RACE-BASED ALLEN WEST RANT: ‘YOU ARE AN EMBARASSMENT TO BLACKS’ Erica Ritz Former Vogue editor and “America’s Next Top Model” judge Andre Leon Talley went on a scathing, race-based rant against former Florida Congressman Allen West Tuesday morning, saying he is “an embarrassment to blacks” and that his mother “must be ashamed” of him.“Coon Minstrely Theatre!” Talley wrote, adding that West’s “barks” are “sad.”West conceded his House race Monday after weeks of recounts, in one of the most hotly-contested and expensive races in the country.Here is a screen shot of...
  • Hamas Declares Victory, Gaza Celebrates

    11/21/2012 1:02:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 127 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal announced in a press conference Wednesday evening that Israel "has failed in all its goals" in Operation Defensive Pillar, following the cease fire announcement. "After eight days, God stayed their hand from the people of Gaza, and they were compelled to submit to the conditions of the resistance," Mashaal said. "Israel has failed in all its goals," he told reporters in a Cairo hotel. Mashaal also thanked ceasefire mediator Egypt, as well as Iran, which he said "had a role in arming" Hamas during the conflict. Arabs in Gaza took to the streets to celebrate the...
  • Financial Times Deutschland to fold

    11/21/2012 12:47:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Nov 12 14:49 CET | (The Local/DAPD/bk)
    The Financial Times Deutschland newspaper is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, endangering around 350 jobs, the paper announced on its homepage on Wednesday. The FTDs official daily circulation is 102,000, though a significant proportion of that is reportedly given away in airports and railway stations. The FTD was launched in 2000 as an affiliate to the British Financial Times, but ownership passed into the hands of G+J, owned by Bertelsmann media group, in 2008.