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  • Iranian Parliament Ordered to Abandon Ahmadinejad Probe

    11/22/2012 4:05:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/12 | Chana Yaar
    The Iranian parliament has been ordered to drop its probe of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported Wednesday. The country's "Supreme Leader," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, allegedly expressed concern Iran's enemies would benefit from the interrogation. Khamenei himself initiated the probe, carried out by his own supporters in the parliament. For the first time in Iranian presidential history, Ahmadinejad was summoned for questioning by the legislative body in March of this year. However, this week Khamenei said, “We demand that the respected representatives not continue” with the probe over the economic crisis and the nosedive in the value...
  • Dem operative suspected in serial rapes

    11/22/2012 4:03:11 PM PST · by wesagain · 20 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 22, 2012 | Jack Minor
    Links to cold cases found when activist arrested for knocking man down!An attack by a Colorado man with close ties to the Democratic Party on an elderly petition gatherer for Personhood USA has led to the identification of a suspect in a series of unsolved sexual assault cases, officials have confirmed to WND. William Costello, a real estate broker with ties to some of the state’s top political figures in the Democratic Party, was charged after his DNA was tied to unsolved sexual assault cases from 2008, 2010 and 2011. The Denver Post reported Costello was driving the SUV of...
  • Libya probe into consulate attack stalls

    11/22/2012 3:54:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 11/21/12
    Libya probe into consulate attack stallsAssociated Press Updated 10:49 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Benghazi, Libya -- After more than two months, Libya's investigation into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi appears in limbo. Key security commanders and witnesses say they were never questioned. No suspects have been named, and gunmen seen participating in the assault walk freely in the eastern Libyan city.
  • Turkey pardoned by President Obama last Thanksgiving, euthanized

    11/22/2012 3:16:59 PM PST · by Capt. Canuck · 41 replies
    wptv ^ | 22 Nov 2012 | By: Mike M. Ahlers, CNN Senior Producer
    Washington -- Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death - days before the Thanksgiving holiday - was not suspicious. Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had been dead after a weekend "illness." But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird. "I appreciate where you're going with this," Aloisi told CNN. "But I assure you that these...
  • Pakistan Taliban vow to attack Indian targets over Mumbai gunman

    11/22/2012 3:11:30 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, November 22, 2012 | Uncredited
    Islamabad (Reuters) - Pakistan's Taliban movement threatened on Thursday to attack Indian targets to avenge the country's execution of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of the militant squad responsible for a rampage through Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008. Kasab was hanged on Wednesday amid great secrecy, underscoring the political sensitivity of the November 26, 2008, massacre, which still casts a pall over relations between nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India. "We have decided to target Indians to avenge the killing of Ajmal Kasab," said Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan by telephone from an undisclosed location.
  • Obama SBA Head Hasn't Heard Of ObamaCare Impacting Small Business

    11/22/2012 3:11:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Obama SBA Head Hasn't Heard Of ObamaCare Impacting Small BusinessPosted on November 21, 2012 **SNIP** "You know, I travel all around the country, every week I go to a different part of the country. I'm with small businesses. And I'm not hearing that," Mills said about the negative impact ObamaCare has on small business.
  • Gun sales, background checks soar after President Barack Obama re-election

    NAPLES, Fla - Sleeping with a knife under her pillow wasn't enough anymore. Denise Barra needed a gun for protection. Fearing more stringent gun laws could soon be enacted after the reelection of President Barack Obama, the single mother of two stopped by an East Naples gun shop to get educated and maybe purchase a new weapon for her bedside table. "This is a right I have in this country," said Barra, 34, a Naples resident. "Why not take advantage of it and be safe and secure in my own home and not rely on calling 911 or the police...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal investigation for first time

    11/22/2012 2:29:45 PM PST · by GalaxyAB · 22 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 21, 2012 | NATASHA KORECKI
    Ambitious, bright and a powerful orator, Jesse Jackson Jr. once saw himself following in the footsteps of his father and running for president.
  • For Fourth Straight Year, Obama's Thanksgiving Message Doesn't Thank God

    11/22/2012 2:09:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Yet again, President Obama’s Thanksgiving message eschewed any direct reference to thanking God, making this the fourth straight year in which the President of the United States has ignored the central message of the holiday in favor of political grandstanding. This year, Obama’s central message was that now that he’s been re-elected, Americans should agree with all of his policies. His unity routine sounds strangely empty after a campaign in which he focused on dividing Americans: But most of all, it’s a time to give thanks for each other, and for the incredible bounty we enjoy. That’s especially important this...
  • Can you guess the location of these photographs?

    11/22/2012 1:44:53 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 49 replies
    http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/Janjanssen-492529-can-you-guess-the-location-of-these-photographs/
  • Cambodia's First Lady Gives President Obama a "Sampeah" Greeting - Usually Reserved for Servants

    11/22/2012 1:24:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/20/2012 | Investor's Business Daily
    Bun Rany, Cambodia's first lady, gives President Obama a "sampeah" greeting at a tilt usually reserved for servants.
  • 2012 Presidential General Election Results [Unofficial]

    11/22/2012 1:20:09 PM PST · by zeestephen · 33 replies
    Most recent vote count - Obama 64,037,946 (50.8%) - Romney 59,944,056 (47.5%) - Summary and sources in "Comments."
  • Thanksgiving Celebrates Our 'Original Sin,' 'Views Virtually Identical To Nazis,' Prof Preaches

    11/22/2012 1:17:27 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 54 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11/22/2012
    Forget all that turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, today should be a day of fasting and atonement for American “sin.” That’s according to Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Jensen, known for his hard-left politics, also calls Thanksgiving a “white-supremacist holiday.” Jensen’s opinion piece “No Thanks for Thanksgiving,” appeared on the far-left, Soros-connected website Alternet on Thanksgiving eve. In it, he wrote how Native Americans suffered because of the “European invasion of the Americas.” He went on to compare the Founding Fathers to Nazi Germany. “How does a country deal with the fact that...
  • Gaza deal seals major role for Egypt's president

    11/22/2012 1:03:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 1:30 AM EST | By HAMZA HENDAWI
    CAIRO (AP) -- The Gaza cease-fire deal reached Wednesday marks a startling trajectory for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi: an Islamist leader who refuses to talk to Israelis or even say the country's name mediated for it and finally turned himself into Israel's de facto protector.The accord inserts Egypt to an unprecedented degree into the conflict between Israel and Hamas, establishing it as the arbiter ensuring that militant rocket fire into Israel stops and that Israel allows the opening of the long-blockaded Gaza Strip and stops its own attacks against Hamas.In return, Morsi emerged as a major regional player. He...
  • Cleared for publication: Tel Aviv bus bombing suspects arrested

    11/22/2012 12:56:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    YNet ^ | 11/21/12 | staf
    As part of a joint effort by the Shin Bet, the Police and IDF forces last night members of the group which planned and put into action the bus bombing in central Tel Aviv Wednesday were arrested. Those arrested are affiliated with Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, and admitted to their involvement during the investigation. (Yoav Zitun)
  • Electronic tracking: new constraint for Saudi women

    11/22/2012 12:53:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/22/12 | AFP
    AFP - Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements. Since last week, Saudi women's male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together. Manal al-Sherif, who became the symbol of a campaign launched last year urging Saudi women to defy a driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter, after she was alerted by a couple.
  • (Meet Egypt's Newest 'Pharaoh') Egypt President Morsi Grants Himself Far-Reaching Powers

    11/22/2012 12:38:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2012 | Fox News
    Egypt President Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers CAIRO – Egypt's president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year's uprising. Mohammed Morsi also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been hanging over the controversial assembly. Liberal and Christian members withdrew from the assembly during the past week to protest what they say is the hijacking of the process by Morsi's allies, who they saw are trying...
  • Scientists Reveal Single Gene Is the Difference Between Humans and Apes

    11/22/2012 12:40:23 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 58 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 21 November 2012 | MAKINI BRICE
    What makes us human? Some say that it is the development of language, though others argue that animals have language as well. Some say that it is our ability to use tools, though many animals are able to use rocks and other objects as primitive tools. Some say that it is our ability to see death coming. Now, researchers believe that they have found the definitive difference between humans and other primates, and they think that the difference all comes down to a single gene. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland attribute the split of humanity from apes...
  • San Francisco Workers May Be Reimbursed On Same-Sex Couple Benefits

    11/22/2012 11:58:02 AM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 22, 2012
    San Francisco Workers May Be Reimbursed On Same-Sex Couple Benefits November 22, 2012 San Francisco public employees who add their same-sex spouses or domestic partners to their health insurance have always faced a raw deal compared to their straight married counterparts: the premiums are considered taxable income and the employer takes additional federal tax out of the worker’s paycheck. But a San Francisco supervisor has now proposed to end the “discriminatory” practice and “reimburse those same sex domestic partners to make them whole.” Supervisor Mark Farrell, who introduced the proposed legislation this week, said it was crafted over the past...
  • Internal Emails Reveal Details of Bin Laden Burial

    11/22/2012 11:49:29 AM PST · by Positive · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/22/2012 | Self
    With all of the Dims hoopla about Usama is dead - GM is alive, I thought back to my suspension of belief of the US Government and all of it's transparency. Today I find this AP article on Yahoo! news. Here is my excerpt the whole article is available at the link above:Although the Obama administration has pledged to be the most transparent in American history, it is keeping a tight hold on materials related to the bin Laden raid. In a response to separate requests from the AP for information about the mission, the Defense Department said in March...