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  • Israel tries to downplay Palestinians' UN bid [Global Hatred of Jews Continues]

    11/28/2012 1:14:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    ynet ^ | 11/28/12 | Itamar Eichner
    Jerusalem has accepted it won't be able to stop General Assembly from upgrading PA's status. "There will be fireworks in Ramallah, but the settlements will stay in place,' official says... ... but the settlements will remain exactly where they are and the IDF will continue to operate in the same areas." The forum of top nine ministers has yet to decide what steps to take in response but it appears Israel will keep a low profile so as not to turn the focus away from the Palestinian move which clearly violates the Oslo Accords. On Tuesday, France officially announced it...
  • Planned Parenthood Rushes Woman to Hospital After Botched Abortion

    11/28/2012 12:11:22 AM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/27/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Another Planned Parenthood abortion clinic has been documented rushing a patient to a local hospital following a botched abortion that may have injured her and potentially claimed her life. A St. Louis Planned Parenthood patient was rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering serious abortion complications the day before Thanksgiving, officials with the prolife group Operation Rescue informed LifeNews today. Paramedics arrived at the abortion clinic at approximately 2:45 p.m. on November 21, 2012, and removed the patient from the building with her face covered with a cloth. Mary Maschmeier of the local pro-life group Defenders of the Unborn told...
  • France to support Palestinian United Nations status bid

    11/27/2012 11:30:19 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/28/2012
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday that France will vote in favour of the Palestinian Authority's bid for Palestine to be granted UN "non-member observer status" at the General Assembly later this week. France said on Tuesday it would vote in favour of Palestinian "non-member observer" status at the United Nations, boosting Palestinian efforts to secure greater international recognition. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the country's National Assembly that Paris would vote "yes" in this week’s vote on a call for "non-member observer state status" for the Palestinians. Even with non-member status, however, a Palestinian state would...
  • Dallas police lieutenant Regina Smith ... under scrutiny for rap video, website

    11/27/2012 10:25:55 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 11-27-12 | Tanya Eiserer
    A lieutenant in the Dallas Police Department who goes by the name “Lucille Baller” when she promotes herself as a recording artist promises to shoot anyone who messes with her in a rap song that was posted on her website. “Don’t push Ms. Lucy because you won’t like the consequences,” Dallas Police Lt. Regina Smith raps on the recording. “Mess with me or I will shoot a [expletive] cuz Lucille Baller, she been to hell and back.” Smith, who oversees burglary and theft detectives at the Southwest and Northwest patrol investigative units, will likely face an internal affairs investigation over...
  • Rhode Island Outraged Over “Holiday Tree”

    11/27/2012 9:05:17 PM PST · by doug from upland · 51 replies
    radio fox ^ | Starnes
    By Todd Starnes A Rhode Island lawmaker is calling Gov. Lincoln Chafee “Governor Grinch” after he defied lawmakers and decided that the state would have a “holiday tree” instead of a “Christmas tree.” The governor defended his decision by arguing that it is in keeping with the state’s founding in 1636 by religious dissident Roger Williams as a haven for tolerance – where government and religion were kept separate. Instead of arguing over the tree, the governor called on lawmakers to focus their energy on feeding the poor. “I would encourage all those engaged in this discussion – whatever their...
  • Rand Paul: I Won't Break the No-Tax-Increase Pledge I Made to the People

    11/27/2012 8:24:19 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 27, 2012 | Susan Jones
    Thank you Rand Paul! (CNSNews.com) - While some Republicans have indicated they may break their no-tax-hike pledge, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is not among them: "I made a pledge to the people of Kentucky that I'm not raising taxes. I took a pledge. I signed a statement, an oath that I wouldn't raise taxes, and I'm going to adhere to it," Sen. Paul told Fox New's Greta Van Susteren Monday night. In fact, if Paul had his way, he says he'd lower taxes: "I think you should balance budgets, not spend more than comes in, and I think you should...
  • City Hall wants diesel drivers to swap for electric vehicles

    11/27/2012 8:04:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 66 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | 11-27-12 | Lauren Choolijan
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make a deal with diesel truck owners in the Chicagoland area: give up your truck, and the city will give you a voucher that covers around 60 percent of the cost of a new electric one. Officials say the project could help with air quality and even quieter streets across the city. By next spring, fleets in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties will be able to apply for the program. “The city is encouraging companies to invest in electric vehicles in order to incrementally improve Chicago’s air quality while helping to...
  • The Coming Fall and Eventual Rebirth of America

    11/27/2012 7:54:17 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27,2012 | Frank Ryan
    The hope that many of us had that the nightmare of the Obama presidency would end faded into the night on November 6th. In reality though, "hope" was not very much of a plan. In the experiences that I have had assisting companies and organizations avoid bankruptcy, there is a very predictable pattern that organizations face when they are dealing with serious financial problems. The pattern involves economic growth and prosperity followed by overspending. From overspending and excess comes a period of denial that anything must change to solve the problem. From denial comes failure. If the failure is accepted...
  • College: Students Can’t Sell “Christmas” Trees

    11/27/2012 7:53:13 PM PST · by massmike · 31 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Todd Starnes
    A North Carolina community college has been accused of violating the First Amendment rights of students after they told a club they could not use the word “Christmas” to promote a Christmas tree sale. “It’s ridiculous that anyone would have to think twice about using the word ‘Christmas’ as part of a Christmas tree sale,” said Matt Sharp, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom. ADF sent a letter to officials at Western Piedmont Community College urging them to either reconsider their decision to censor the word “Christmas” – or else face a possible lawsuit. College officials did not return multiple...
  • Why did Angus T. Jones turn to God? (blasts own show, 2 1/2 Men, as filth)

    11/27/2012 7:49:59 PM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    tv yahoo ^ | 11-27-12 | Bunting
    Why did Angus T. Jones turn to God? Yahoo! TV By Sarah D. Bunting | Yahoo! TV – 9 hours ago Following a recent high-profile rant by "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones that called the show "filth" and told viewers not to watch it, it's unclear what's next for the 19-year-old -- or for the show itself. Jones, who plays Jake Harper on the sitcom, also said he "doesn't want to be on" it anymore. But it seems neither the young actor nor his reps has contacted anyone on the production about quitting the show formally,...
  • Mexican president-elect to Obama: “We fully support” your immigration plan

    11/27/2012 7:35:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/27/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    President Obama met with Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto at the White House on Tuesday; looks like the sit-down amounted to pretty much what you’d expect: In his first meeting in the Oval Office with Peña Nieto, which comes on the heels of the election in Mexico, Obama said he would be “sharing” ideas with his Mexican counterpart. Peña Nieto signaled that he would be in support of such a plan.“We fully support your proposal,” Peña Nieto said, speaking through a translator. “We want to contribute. We want to be part of this.”Obama, who was joined in the Oval Office...
  • Time running out on debt ceiling (Tick-Tock run out that clock)

    11/27/2012 7:17:29 PM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/27/2012 | By Jennifer Liberto and Jeanne Sahadi
    Congress must raise the debt ceiling before the end of February, and possibly sooner. If it doesn't, the United States risks defaulting on its payments to creditors. That's the key takeaway from a new report released Tuesday by the Bipartisan Policy Center. The group, an independent think tank, analyzed patterns in the Treasury Department's monthly cash flow and obligations to assess just how much time it has to continue paying the country's bills in full and on time if lawmakers don't raise the legal borrowing limit. The debt ceiling is currently set at $16.394 trillion. By the end of last...
  • The Left Continues to Revise America’s History

    11/27/2012 7:07:00 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    One of the many unfortunate effects of Barack Obama’s re-election is that it will empower the radical left to continue revising America’s history. The fastest way to undermine a country is to undermine its history, and the best place to begin is in the nation’s classrooms where pliable young minds are easily influenced. This is precisely what the left has been doing for decades, and with evident success. The left has made great strides in undermining the family, taking over the public square, and dominating education at all levels. But some of its most effective work has been in revising...
  • Should Texas Allow Open-Carry for Handguns? [POLL]

    11/27/2012 6:42:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    kfyo.com ^ | 27 November, 2012 | Chad Hasty
    In the upcoming legislative session in Texas, guns will be a point of discussion. Rep. George Lavender (R) will introduce a bill that would allow Texans who have a concealed handgun license the freedom to open-carry. According to the Dallas Morning News: Lavender said he finds it ironic that freedom-loving Texas is one of just six states not to allow some form of open carry. The others are Illinois, New York, Arkansas, South Carolina and Florida. An open-carry law went into effect in Oklahoma on Nov. 1. Lavender and other gun rights advocates argue that law-abiding citizens openly carrying pistols...
  • [Rep. Tom] Cole: Join with Obama on quick deal (RINO wants higher taxes on rich)

    11/27/2012 6:41:43 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/2012 | Jonathan Allen
    Republican Rep. Tom Cole urged colleagues in a private session Tuesday to vote to extend the Bush tax rates for all but the highest earners before the end of the year — and to battle over the rest later. The Oklahoma Republican said in an interview with POLITICO that he believes such a vote would not violate Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge and that he’s not alone within Republican circles. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/84306.html#ixzz2DTsuK9Fc
  • Art Ginsburg, TV Chef Who Didn’t Scoff at Cake Mix, Dies at 81 (Mr. Food)

    11/27/2012 6:28:21 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/23/12 | DOUGLAS MARTIN
    Art Ginsburg, who billed himself as Mr. Food in 90-second televised cooking lessons — attracting nearly four million viewers for each, selling eight million cookbooks and presaging today’s proliferation of celebrity chef shows — died Wednesday at his home in Weston, Fla. He was 81. His family announced his death, which The Associated Press said was caused by pancreatic cancer. Mr. Ginsburg disdained haute cuisine as irrelevant to the lives of hard-pressed working folks in favor of cake mixes and canned soups. His recipes had 10 ingredients at most, and he shared uncountable timesaving tricks. His “anybody can do it”...
  • Glenn Beck puts Obama bobblehead in 'urine' 'I have been working on a masterpiece'

    11/27/2012 6:25:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 101 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/27/12 | Joe Kovacs
    If you ever used the term “whiz kid” to refer to Glenn Beck, you now have him pegged. The media giant is reacting to controversy over a painting of President Obama resembling Jesus Christ on a crucifix by putting a bobblehead doll of President Obama into a container of what appeared to be urine. “I like to call this ‘Flobama,’” Beck said with a faux French accent, as he played the role of an artist expressing himself on his television program Tuesday evening.
  • Susan Rice, CIA director meet with GOP critics on Libya

    11/27/2012 6:25:03 PM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Posted by Ed O'Keefe
    Possible promotions for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and acting CIA Director Michael Morell remain in jeopardy after the two officials met Tuesday with three of their Republican critics regarding how the Obama administration responded to the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. “Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the critics, said after the meeting. snip The discussions with McCain, Graham and Ayotte were arranged “to go over exactly the very questions that those senators had,” Carney said, including the origin of the information Rice conveyed on television. snip...
  • Politico: Blacks Fear a White Person Will Win Seat Formerly Held by Jesse Jackson Jr.

    11/27/2012 6:13:50 PM PST · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    This is really too easy. Imagine the hue and cry in the press and elsewhere, which to be clear would be quite appropriate, if an accurate story about a special congressional election to replace a white congressperson began as follows: "White leaders are growing increasingly worried that a black candidate might seize the seat of former Rep. ____ in the upcoming special election." Well, a story by Alex Isenstadt at Politico with a truth-obscuring headline ("Blacks fret free-for-all for Jesse Jackson Jr. seat"; the headline should be "Blacks fear a white person will win 'their' seat") clearly shows that Chicagoland's...
  • CNN Poll: Americans rate W.H. response to Benghazi attack and Petraeus resignation

    11/27/2012 6:00:22 PM PST · by haffast · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27th, 2012 05:00 AM ET | CNN Political Unit
    Washington (CNN) - Americans are giving the White House low marks for how it's handled the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a new national survey. But according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, a majority of the public doesn't believe the Obama administration intentionally tried to mislead Americans on the September attack that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead. And the survey also indicates a plurality have a positive opinion of Petraeus and are divided on whether the former...