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  • Where's The Pressure On Dems To Cough Up Spending Cuts?

    11/27/2012 5:35:57 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/26/2012 | IBD Staff
    Budget Policy: Republicans are being hounded mercilessly to abandon their no-tax pledge to get a deal on the fiscal cliff. So why aren't Democrats facing any pressure to compromise on entitlement spending? Every Republican who happens to bump into a reporter these days is sure to be grilled on tax hikes. [snip] But while GOP leaders have been signaling a willingness to cut a deal — even if it means agreeing to some form of tax hike — Democrats are digging in against any meaningful changes to out-of-control entitlement programs.
  • Exit Polls Prove US Still a Red State Nation

    11/27/2012 5:29:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/26/2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    The dust may still be settling on the 2012 election, but there is good reason for conservatives to find optimism for the future. Recently, I found such hope reviewing the full exit poll data from our recent election. The bottom line on the presidential race was this: Mitt Romney lost the election because voters liked him less than Barack Obama. Despite claims otherwise, the election was not a referendum on Obama’s record or even red state values versus blue state values. Obama and the Democrats have claimed a “mandate,” but the data shows voters actually oppose President Obama’s programs like...
  • Americans in Israel sue United States for funding Palestinian terrorism

    11/27/2012 5:23:13 AM PST · by ilcenter · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michal Shmulovich
    A group of 24 Americans living in Israel, some of them victims of terror, on Tuesday filed a civil action lawsuit against the United States government over what they claim is its funding of Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The plaintiffs were being represented by the Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, a legal advocacy group that combats terror organizations. The lawsuit, which was filed in Washington, DC, contends that the State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ignored Congressional safeguards and transparency requirements attached to US aid to the Palestinian Authority,...
  • Comedian Jenny Johnson 'Receiving Death Threats' Following Chris Brown Twitter Argument

    11/27/2012 5:20:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Entertainment Wise ^ | November 27, 2012 | Natalie Palmer
    American comedian Jenny Johnson claims she has been receiving death threats via Twitter from angry Chris Brown fans. The pair got into a heated Twitter spat over the weekend where she blasted the singer for appearing "unapologetic" about his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. "I have zero respect for a person who seems unapologetic for the terrible crime he committed and shows no signs of changing", Johnson tweeted on Sunday. However, Chris didn't react in the best possible way, calling the female comedian obscene names and threatening to defecate on her eyeball as she performed sexual acts on him....
  • What I Saw During Operation Pillar of Defense

    11/27/2012 5:18:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Nira Lee
    The eight days of Operation "Pillar of Defense" have been some of the hardest I have ever known physically and emotionally. The college student from Arizona would never have thought it possible to work 20 hours a day, fueled only by adrenaline and longing for just an hour of sleep on a shelter floor -- wearing the same filthy uniform because changing, much less showering, wouldn't allow me to get to a shelter in time when the next rocket barrage hit. And no, wearing the green uniform does not mean that you aren't afraid when the sirens sound. Had you...
  • Re-Arming Gaza’s Terrorists

    11/27/2012 5:03:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2012 | Joseph Klein
    President Obama pushed Israel into accepting a ceasefire arrangement with Hamas, which was engineered by Hamas’s Muslim Brotherhood patron, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Under the terms of the ceasefire, Israel is supposed to negotiate, through Egyptian intermediaries, an easing of border restrictions between Gaza and Israel. This would be the same Egyptian government that had sent its prime minister to Gaza to express solidarity with Hamas during the fighting. Hamas, on the other hand, is not required to give up its remaining stockpile of Iranian-supplied weapons, nor to commit to cease all further imports of Iranian missiles or missile parts....
  • The "fiscal cliff" isn't a cliff at all

    11/27/2012 4:46:21 AM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/27/2012 | By BRIAN MONTOPOLI, ALAIN SHERTER
    You're going to be hearing the phrase "fiscal cliff" a lot over the next few weeks: The phrase has emerged as a shorthand way to describe the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts set to start kicking in at the end of the year. Lawmakers are now feverishly negotiating over how to keep many of those spending cuts and tax increases from kicking in - to keep from what is often described as "going off the fiscal cliff." Yet if no deal comes, the nation won't actually be going over a metaphorical cliff. The word cliff implies an all-or-nothing...
  • U.S. stock futures wobble; fiscal cliff, data eyed

    11/27/2012 4:27:55 AM PST · by John W · 7 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock-market futures were largely heading lower on Tuesday, with news of a Greek-aid deal providing limited help for sentiment as investors refocused on fiscal-cliff worries. A heavy data day includes durable-goods orders and the consumer-confidence index. Away from politics, a heavy data lineup was in store for Tuesday, kicking off with durable-goods orders for October at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch are forecasting the figure to show a decline of 0.4% in October, after a 9.9% rise the prior month. Hurricane Sandy, business concerns about the U.S. fiscal cliff and seasonal swings...
  • Fox News ends interview abruptly when guest slams network

    11/27/2012 4:16:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Zap2it ^ | November 26, 2012 | Molly Chance
    A Fox News anchor abruptly ended an interview when the guest criticized the news network. Jon Scott was interviewing Thomas Ricks about his book, "The Generals" when Ricks accused Fox News of hyping up the recent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. According to the AP, Scott questioned Ricks as to why he would make such a claim when the attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Christopher Stevens - the first U.S. Ambassador assassinated in more than three decades. Ricks asserted the incident amounted to a "small firefight" and said, "I think that the emphasis on...
  • GOP should resist a ‘fiscal cliff’ down payment

    11/27/2012 3:30:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    washington post ^ | 11/27/2012 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    With the “fiscal cliff” looming and no “grand bargain” in sight, talk in Washington has turned to a “down payment” — a package of spending cuts and revenue increases that would help us avoid the cliff and give leaders more time to strike a long-term deal. House Speaker John Boehner says such a mini-deal would serve as “a down payment on — and a catalyst for — major solutions, enacted in 2013, that begin to solve the problem.” Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Passing a down payment now could very well doom the chances for major tax and spending reforms...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 27, 2012

    11/27/2012 3:02:05 AM PST · by sneakers · 17 replies
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  • Livni Announces New Party: 'The Movement'

    11/27/2012 2:57:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Former Kadima chair Tzipi Livni held a news conference at 12:00 noon to announce that she is running for the 19th Knesset at the helm of an independent party, "The Movement – Headed by Tzipi Livni." Livni met Monday with another former Kadima chair, Ehud Olmert, and informed him of her decision. According to a Maagar Mochot poll published Thursday, a list headed by Livni would garner nine Knesset seats and "steal" seats from Labor, which would get only 19, and Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid (Future) party, which would get 4 seats. Lapid has offered Livni the Number Two position...
  • "FA$T CA$H: Easy Credit & the Economic Crash" - (Music Video by Dorian Electra)

    11/27/2012 2:45:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/26/12 | Dorian Electra
    A cautionary tale about monetary stimulus in a catchy pop-song!
  • Study Shows Abortion Linked to High Breast Cancer Risk

    11/27/2012 2:12:42 AM PST · by kathsua · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/26/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A study in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention shows abortion increases the risk of breast cancer for women. C. Yanhua of the First Peoples’ Hospital of Kunming in Yunnan province and his colleagues found the abortion-breast cancer association after comparing data from 263 cases of breast cancer and 457 controls without the disease. Their analysis covers the years 2009-2011. The authors examined information on disease diagnosis, demographics, medical history, and reproductive characteristics of the patients involved and also looked at short menstrual cycle, old age at first live birth, never breastfeeding, history of oral contraceptive use, postmenopausal status...
  • UPDATE: Body ID'd as missing boy, mom in custody (Cleveland-3 year old child was missing)

    11/27/2012 2:02:38 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 11 replies
    19actionnews ^ | 11/26/12
    OAKWOOD VILLAGE, OH (WOIO) - The body of Emilliano Terry was found in a trash bag late Monday afternoon bringing to an end an emotional search for the young boy. Search for missing 3-year old intensifies FBI, Police update search for missing Cleveland boy Police say they became suspicious after the boy's mother, Camilia Terry, started changing her story. While canvassing for the boy, officers observed a Waste Management truck in the area of the boy's home. Police contacted the company and asked them to hold the truck so they could search. Around 4 p.m., the boy's body was found...
  • Americans in Israel Sue Clinton for US Funding of Arab Terror

    11/27/2012 1:29:46 AM PST · by ilcenter · 4 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/27/2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Two dozen Americans in Israel are suing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for negligence in allowing the United States to fund the Palestinian Authority, which used money for terror. The suit was filed in a federal U.S. court in Washington by the Israel Law Center (Shurat HaDin), which has revolutionized the war against terror through “lawfare,” winning colossal lawsuits against terrorist organizations and banks that handle their funds. The Federal suit alleges that the U.S. State Department violated the Anti-Terrorism Act, and abandoned Congressional safeguards, transparency and reporting requirements. Clinton allegedly ignored congressional safeguards and transparency requirements attached to...
  • Israel's Likud primary draws party further right

    11/27/2012 1:25:39 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/26/2012
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud faction shifted further to the right on Monday, with the more moderate members of the ruling party faring poorly in a primary vote ahead of January elections. The two-day poll, extended from Sunday after technical failures in the computerised system caused significant delays, ended on Monday night with nearly 60 percent of the Likud's 123,000 members casting their vote. Unofficial results published on Israeli media showed that the ballot proved the strength of the settler lobby, led by Moshe Feiglin, who has said that Likud needed to reassure the right. Moshe Feiglin, hardline settler candidate...
  • Israeli-Americans sue Clinton over PA aid money

    11/27/2012 12:27:27 AM PST · by ilcenter · 4 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 11.27.12, 09:50 | Adi Gold
    Dual US-Israeli citizens filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and the State Department claiming that the US administration provided the Palestinian Authority with billions of dollars in aid money which were used to fund terrorist groups such as Hamas instead of supporting humanitarian causes, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. According to the lawsuit, the State Department ignored congressional safeguards and transparency requirements attached to US aid to the Palestinian Authority. The White House, it was claimed, did not comply with the regulations and reporting obligations governing presidential waivers which facilitate emergency funding to the Palestinians. Evidence collected by the plaintiffs indicates that...
  • EU: Eurozone leaders disregard democracy

    11/26/2012 11:22:31 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    La Tribune, Paris ^ | 11/26/2012 | Romaric Godin
    On the sidelines of the Brussels budget summit on November 22 and 23, Eurozone leaders approved the appointment of Luxembourgian Yves Mersch to the board of the European Central Bank. But he was elected despite the European parliament voting against him, a move which highlights the EU's dysfunctional nature. Everyone agrees that Europe suffers from a democratic deficit and a lack of legitimacy which alienate its citizens. That is everyone except for the heads of Eurozone governments, who, notwithstanding a European parliament vote to the contrary, quietly appointed Luxembourg’s central bank governor, Yves Mersch, to the board of the ECB...
  • Woman arrested after trying to kill her boyfriend with her large breasts

    11/26/2012 11:08:58 PM PST · by expat1000 · 56 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Nov 25, 2012 | Debbie Gross
    man claims he was nearly killed after his girlfriend choked him with her large breasts, according court proceedings. A high-flying lawyer fled in terror naked after his girlfriend used her 38DD breasts to kill him, a German court has heard.Tim Schmidt, 30, said his girlfriend, Franziska Hansen, 33, mounted her assault while they were having sex because she was jealous of his successful career.