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  • Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Level Since February '08

    11/27/2012 9:25:58 AM PST · by mykroar · 37 replies
    Foxbusiness.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Reuters
    Consumer confidence rose to a four-and-a-half-year high in November as consumers became more optimistic about the outlook for the economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 73.7 up from an upwardly revised 73.1 the month before, its highest since February 2008. Economists had expected a reading of 73.0, according to a Reuters poll. Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/2012/11/27/consumer-confidence-hits-highest-level-since-february-08/#ixzz2DRcxDlqn
  • Republican senators say Rice meeting just leaves more questions unanswered

    11/27/2012 9:24:45 AM PST · by RichBruer
    FOX NEWS ^ | 11/27/2012 | FoxNews.com
    Three Republican senators who met Tuesday with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice say they left the meeting with more unanswered questions about her comments after the deadly September 11,,
  • Neighbor pulls gun on angry armed man at 23rd and Alder Thanksgiving morning (WA)

    11/27/2012 9:23:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    centraldistrictnews.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | Tom Fucoloro
    A convicted felon was found with a stolen revolver and was arrested early Thursday after a heated dispute at 23rd and Alder. A woman told police the suspect, who she had never seen before, started pounding on her door shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. She looked out the window and saw the suspect and the woman's neighbor arguing, according to police. She then saw the suspect pull a gun on her neighbor. She then went and got her legal handgun and went outside to confront the suspect. The man tried to leave, but was stopped by another person, who...
  • For 2016, Bush vs. Clinton

    11/27/2012 9:16:01 AM PST · by Arthurio · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-27 | LZ Granderson
    (CNN) -- For all of our post-2012 election talk about the changing culture, the changing demographics and, perhaps, a changing party, preliminary thoughts out of D.C. about the 2016 election have us headed toward not much change at all: Clinton vs Bush...again. I am as intrigued by the prospects of these two juggernauts, Jeb and Hillary, locking ideological horns as I am repulsed by the thought of half of my life being dominated by two family names. One, Clinton, has risen from the ashes after the White House. The other name, Bush, is so toxic that the past two Republican...
  • Brown-Forman Declares $4 Special Dividend Ahead of Cliff Deadline

    11/27/2012 9:02:35 AM PST · by mykroar
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Jennifer Booten
    Two weeks after raising its regular quarterly dividend, Brown-Forman (BFB n.a.) declared a special cash dividend of $4.00 a share on Tuesday as it looks to return money to shareholders ahead of the fiscal cliff deadline that could significantly raise dividend taxes. The maker of alcoholic beverages like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Korbel and Woodford Reserve said the special dividend will be paid on Dec. 27 to shareholders of record on Dec. 12. A slew of companies, including Wal-Mart (WMT), have been moving up the date of their dividend to save shareholders a bundle of money on taxes...
  • Gay men sue conversion therapy counselors

    11/27/2012 8:56:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012 | Alan Duke
    Before Sheldon Bruck told his orthodox Jewish parents he was gay, the teenager looked for a way out of homosexuality. His search led him to JONAH -- Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing -- which claimed on its website to help people "struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions." JONAH co-director Arthur Goldberg promised Bruck, then 17, that "JONAH could help him change his orientation from gay to straight," according to a consumer fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday against JONAH, Goldberg and a JONAH counselor.
  • AP Exclusive: Graph suggests Iran working on bomb

    11/27/2012 8:52:21 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | George Jahn
    A diagram obtained by The Associated Press shows that Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
  • Report: Top Florida Republicans say election law was intentionally designed to suppress the vote

    11/27/2012 8:39:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 11/27/12 | J Easley
    Two former top Florida Republicans say a new law that shortened the early voting period in the state was designed by the GOP to suppress the Democratic vote, not to curb voter fraud, according to a report Monday from the Palm Beach Post. The Palm Beach Post quoted Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer and former Gov. Charlie Crist, neither of whom is still a party member, and a handful of other party operatives, who said claims the law was designed to curb voter fraud in the state were merely a marketing ploy to provide cover for the...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 27,2012

    11/27/2012 8:22:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 27,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Do not know who will be subbing for Rush today, hopefully will be an interesting "sub". :)=^..^=
  • More Democrats Willing to Go Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/27/2012 8:10:26 AM PST · by bestintxas · 158 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/27/12 | j feller
    A growing number of Democrats say they are willing to let the country go off the fiscal cliff if a deal cannot be reached by Jan. 1 that raises taxes on the top two percent of earners while protecting costly entitlement programs. Their theory in this game of chicken with Republicans is that it will be easier in January to lower taxes for 98 percent of the country while finding the best possible parts of the federal budget to cut — in line with long-held goals of the nation's liberal party. They also think they'll be in a better position...
  • Chinese paper congratulates Kim Jong Un on being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the Onion

    11/27/2012 8:04:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Chinese paper congratulates Kim Jong Un on being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the Onion By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News Senior Media Reporter In a hilarious if increasingly common example of a real newspaper taking a satirical newspaper seriously, the People's Daily—the website for the Communist Party of China's newspaper—published a story on Tuesday congratulating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on being named 2012's "Sexiest Man Alive" by the Onion. "U.S. website The Onion has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' for the year 2012," the story announces before quoting the Onion's...
  • Republican senators say Rice meeting just leaves more questions unanswered

    11/27/2012 8:04:34 AM PST · by bryan999 · 108 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Staff
    Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte meet with UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who is a leading candidate for secretary of state despite the controversy over her comments on the deadly attack in Libya.
  • Homeowner pulls gun on neighbor he caught stealing metal, Volusia deputies say(FL)

    11/27/2012 7:52:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    <p>A Volusia County homeowner held his neighbor at gunpoint Monday after catching him stealing metal from his house, a 911 tape released shows.</p> <p>"I don't plan on shooting him, but if he does something stupid, what else am I supposed to do?" Benton Ledbetter, 59, asked a Sheriff's Office dispatcher.</p>
  • Dick Durbin: Fiscal cliff now, entitlements later

    11/27/2012 7:51:47 AM PST · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | November 27, 2012 | Steven Sloan
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin has a message for Republicans insisting on wholesale changes to entitlement programs in exchange for new tax revenue: not yet. In a speech later this morning that seeks to crystalize the progressive approach to deficit reduction, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat will try to split the debate about overhauling Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from the negotiations over resolving the fiscal cliff. “Progressives should be willing to talk about ways to ensure the long-term viability of Medicare and Medicaid but those conversations should not be part of a plan to avert the fiscal cliff,” Durbin...
  • Gun owner wants charges in school shooting dropped(WA)

    11/27/2012 7:37:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | AP
    BREMERTON, Wash. -- Washington state appeals court judges had lots of questions for lawyers at a hearing about whether a gun owner should be prosecuted in a Bremerton school shooting that critically injured a 9-year-old girl. Kitsap County prosecutors charged Douglas Bauer because he owns the pistol his girlfriend's son took to Armin Jahr Elementary. It fired through the boy's backpack, critically wounding Amina Kocer-Bowman in a classroom. Amina spent six weeks in a hospital and endured numerous surgeries for internal injuries caused by the shooting.
  • Court slaps sanctions on atty who sued gun maker

    11/27/2012 7:23:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    armsandthelaw.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | David Hardy
    It's a 34 page scanned pdf, so it is both detailed and slow to download. Reading the earliest versions of what happened, or was alleged to have happened, I find them incomprehensible. Bullets coming out of the trigger guard or the side of the gun? Then he changes to an out-of-battery discharge, but even that doesn't hold up. The judge doesn't fix a number, but orders the defense to file its documents on attorney fees (with a hint that they shouldn't be tempted to pad things out). I suspect this will be a VERY expensive mistake. Comment by James: Reading...
  • The Next Mitt Romney:GOP Establishment trumpets another Great Moderate Hope -- Jeb Bush

    11/27/2012 7:22:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 97 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/27/12 | j lord
    <p>Say again, neutral.</p> <p>As Ronald Reagan might say, there he went again.</p> <p>What was Jeb Bush neutral about?</p> <p>The choice between liberal Charlie Crist and conservative Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination for United States Senator from Florida.</p> <p>Oh, he finally came around. After then-Governor Crist endorsed the Obama stimulus, this was a bridge too far even for former Governor Bush.</p>
  • Winning the Latino Vote: If the Democrats have the winning formula, why not copy them?

    11/27/2012 7:21:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Over the last three weeks, I think I have read most of the post-election op-eds written on the Latino vote. I have studied exit polling, read sophisticated demographic analyses, and talked to as many Latinos in my hometown as I could. The result is that I would not advise Republicans to go down the identity-politics route. I don’t wish to live in an America where Steve Lara or Bob Martinez is reduced to an anonymous “Latino” and Victor Hanson is just a “white male.” But if Republicans really believe there is a monolithic Latino vote, and if those of Hispanic...
  • Seeing No Evil (Why the Cuban-American vote explains a lot)

    11/27/2012 7:17:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2012 | Dennis Prager
    If you want to understand why President Obama was reelected despite a largely unsuccessful presidency and almost unprecedentedly high and continuous unemployment, just look at the Cuban-American vote. In fact, if you want to understand America today — specifically, why it is in decline — just look at the Cuban-American vote. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, “The president captured 48% of the Cuban-American vote in Florida — a record high for a Democrat.” Democratic presidential nominees went from 25 percent of the Cuban-American vote in 2000, to 29 percent in 2004, to 35 percent in 2008, to 48...
  • British engineer hacked to death on his South African farm

    11/26/2012 8:49:08 PM PST · by jonatron · 69 replies
    The Telegraph, UK ^ | 26 Nov 2012 | Dan Newling
    A British engineer who moved to South Africa after "falling in love with the country" has been brutally murdered on his remote farmstead. Mr Preece's daughter-in-law has told how a gang of three robbers poisoned the couple's large pack of guard dogs before breaking into the house. Since the country's first fully democratic elections in 1994, more than 3,000 white, mainly Afrikaans, farmers have been killed in their homes. The so-called "farm attacks" are part of the wave of criminality that has engulfed the country in recent years, something criminologists blame of a number of factors...
  • Cox and Archer: Why $16 Trillion Only Hints at the True U.S. Debt

    11/27/2012 7:08:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2012, 6:41 p.m. ET | By CHRIS COX AND BILL ARCHER
    A decade and a half ago, both of us served on President Clinton's Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform, the forerunner to President Obama's recent National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. In 1994 we predicted that, unless something was done to control runaway entitlement spending, Medicare and Social Security would eventually go bankrupt or confront severe benefit cuts. Eighteen years later, nothing has been done. Why? The usual reason is that entitlement reform is the third rail of American politics. That explanation presupposes voter demand for entitlements at any cost, even if it means bankrupting the nation. A...
  • Obama to bypass congress to ban semiautomatic firearms

    11/27/2012 7:00:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies
    themoralliberal.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | JIM KOURI
    An anti-gun owner initiative considered in Washington could lead to massive civil disobedience and a severe domestic crisis, gun law expert John M. Snyder warned on Friday. “According to confidential information,” he said, “forces linked with the administration suggest the government classify semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices as Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun Control Act of 1968. Americans familiar with federal gun laws understand that under this scenario, semiautomatics and high capacity magazines could be acquired only with great difficulty and at great expense by America’s estimated 100 million law-abiding firearms owners, notes...
  • Chart Of The Day: Continued Collapse In Capital Goods New Orders Confirms US Is In Recession

    11/27/2012 6:55:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    While the just released Durable Goods orders report for October came in modestly better than expected (which many thought would be a decline due to Hurricane Sandy), the primary driver of this continues to be record durable good inventory accumulation. Excluding the noise, and focusing only on real, non-noisy economic strength metrics such as New Capital Goods Orders (technically defined as the year over year change in Non-Defense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft), a very different and far uglier picture emerges. In fact, the October Y/Y Plunge of -8.1% in this major indicator was the biggest drop since 2009.
  • Sandra Fluke Nominated for Time’s Person of the Year

    11/27/2012 6:39:15 AM PST · by Baynative · 85 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/26/12 | Steven Ertelt
    She became the face for the pro-abortion movement during the 2012 elections and the laughingstock of pro-lifers for her relentless push to force Americans to pay for her birth control. College student Sandra Fluke has been nominated as a potential Person of the Year by Time Magazine.
  • Reid Threatens Filibuster Change (to end it)

    11/27/2012 6:36:32 AM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/27/12 | Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Monday he will push to change Senate rules and curtail some Republican filibusters next year, setting up a major test of collegiality and power politics in the usually chummy chamber that bills itself as “the world’s most exclusive club.” Republicans said that if Mr. Reid goes ahead, he’ll not only ruin the unique nature of the Senate, but he’ll poison chances for bipartisan cooperation just as members of the next Congress are taking their seats in January. The back-and-forth spilled over onto the Senate floor Monday, with Mr. Reid facing off against Sen. Mitch...
  • Obama to hit the road to avoid driving off the fiscal cliff (but no cuts to Government spending)

    11/27/2012 6:32:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/27/2012 | staff
    As negotiations continue over how to thwart the looming crisis known as the fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama will take his case on the road this week, urging Americans to support his push to let tax rates rise on the wealthiest Americans. The president will tour a manufacturing facility and give remarks in the southeastern Pennsylvania town of Hatfield on Friday, the White House announced Tuesday. The campaign-style trip comes as another example of the president building pressure on Congress through public support, rather than the behind-closed-doors approach used in last summer's debt talks.
  • Woman, 4 men charged in attack on 73-year-old - (SC)

    11/27/2012 6:17:13 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 51 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | November 26, 2012
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Four men and a woman have been charged in an attack on a 73-year-old man who was left bleeding in the street after his truck was stolen. The 73-year-old man, whose name is not being released, said he was driving to church at about 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 when someone in the area of Dillon Drive and Hammett Street kicked his truck. He said when he got out to see who had kicked the truck, he was attacked by several people. Deputies found the man lying in the street bleeding from the head. He was...
  • CME Declares Force Majeure Due To “Operational Limitations” On NYC Gold Depository

    11/27/2012 6:02:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 11.27.12
    CME Declares Force Majeure Due To “Operational Limitations” On NYC Gold Depository Today’s AM fix was USD 1,747.25, EUR 1,349.54, and GBP 1,090.46 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,747.25, EUR 1,347.56, and GBP 1,090.87 per ounce. Silver is trading at $34.08/oz, €26.41/oz and Ł21.34/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,620.50/oz, palladium at $666.40/oz and rhodium at $1,065/oz.
  • (Article) Neandertals Apparently Knew Medicinal Plants

    11/27/2012 5:55:40 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-26-2012 | Brian Thomas
    Neandertals Apparently Knew Medicinal Plants by Brian Thomas, M.S. * The Institute for Creation Research has long identified Neandertals as fully human.1 But for decades, evolutionists had labeled this extinct variety of humankind as sub-human, alleging that they had eaten mostly meat. A 1970 book titled Early Man illustrated a migrating Neandertal family wearing animal skins and carrying clubs. Part of the caption reads, "At left a man is carrying small game for provisions—a rabbit and a waterfowl—indicating that Neanderthalers hunted other creatures besides cave bears and woolly rhinoceroces."2 The book doesn't mention Neandertals eating plants for food or for...
  • Texas police officer accused of excessive force in arresting boy, 17 [Black cop, White Kid--racism?]

    11/27/2012 5:50:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    CBS DALLAS ^ | November 26, 2012
    A North Texas mother is accusing a Hurst police officer of using excessive force while arresting her 17-year-old son Andrew Rodriguez, CBS DFW reports. A video of the incident shot by Rodriguez's friend has gone viral. Rodriguez was questioned along with two others at Bellaire Park because police thought they looked suspicious, CBS DFW reports. The officer on scene got the names of the three teenagers and discovered Rodriguez had an open warrant. Rodriguez's mother, Kelly Pope, said the warrant was from a ticket her son had received four years ago for trespassing on school
  • The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks

    11/27/2012 5:42:20 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Yahoo.net ^ | 11-26-2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks By Lisa Collier Cool Nov 26, 2012 If you’re tempted to skip your flu shot, consider this: Getting vaccinated cuts risk for a heart attack or stroke by up to 50 percent, according to two studies presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Scientists from TIMU Study Group and Network for Innovation in Clinical Research analyzed published clinical trials involving a total of 3,227 patients, half of whom had been diagnosed with heart disease. Participants, whose average age was 60, were randomly assigned to either receive flu vaccine or a placebo shot, then their health...
  • 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...