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  • Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality’

    11/28/2012 6:10:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality’ Posted By Ryan Lovelace - Butler University On November 27, 2012 @ 12:02 am In Fix Exclusives,Image Slider | 95 Comments A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” when writing and speaking in the classroom – a practice the school’s arts and sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices. The syllabus of the course at Butler, a small Midwestern liberal arts institution in Indianapolis, spells out that students should use “inclusive language” because it’s “a fundamental issue...
  • Indian wheat exports in 2013 could reach 3 million tonnes, says official

    11/28/2012 5:46:52 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 17 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 28 Nov, 2012, 09.57AM IST
    SINGAPORE: Exports of wheat by India, the world's second-largest producer, could reach 3 million tonnes from government stocks in 2013, an official of a state-run trading firm said on Wednesday, adding that the country had sold 1 million tonnes since April. Traders expect wheat shipments from India to rise as a potent combination of dry weather in the United States and drought in the Black Sea region hurts global supplies."Initially the government has set a limit of 2 million tonnes for wheat exports, but I think the exports will continue to go much higher," the official told reporters at an...
  • Cuomo Dipping Toe In '16 Water With Star-Studded Hurricane Sandy PSA?

    11/28/2012 5:41:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Throughout his tenure as Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo has chosen to maintain a suprisingly low profile. Think quick: how much footage have you seen of him in the Hurricane Sandy aftermath compared to his cross-George Washington Bridge buddy, Chris Christie? But has Cuomo finally decided the time has come to make himself more visible? A PSA for Hurricane Relief, aired on Morning Joe today, featured a star-studded cast of Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Whoopi Goldberg, Edie Falco, Michael J. Fox and Julianna Margulies and Nathan Lane. One panel, devoid of reference to the relief organization, starkly read "Join...
  • White House adding My2K hashtag to fiscal cliff [Let's Push Back on this CRAP]

    11/28/2012 4:46:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 28, 2012
    Obama is introducing a new hashtag to the fiscal cliff debate. The White House plans to promote (hashtag)My2K on Twitter and other social media — a reference to the estimated $2,200 tax increase that a typical middle-class family of four would see if the Bush tax cuts expire. Obama is holding an event with middle-class Americans on Wednesday and urging the public to press Congress to protect tax cuts for families earning $250,000 or less. The president is also meeting with corporate executives at the White House on Wednesday and then traveling to Pennsylvania on Friday to push for upper...
  • Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    11/28/2012 4:41:55 AM PST · by NCjim · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 27, 2012 | Robert Winnett
    Almost two-thirds of the country’s million-pound earners disappeared from Britain after the introduction of the 50p top rate of tax, figures have disclosed. In the 2009-10 tax year, more than 16,000 people declared an annual income of more than Ł1 million to HM Revenue and Customs. This number fell to just 6,000 after Gordon Brown introduced the new 50p top rate of income tax shortly before the last general election. The figures have been seized upon by the Conservatives to claim that increasing the highest rate of tax actually led to a loss in revenues for the Government. It is...
  • HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR 1 HOUR WITH SANDRA FLUKE?

    11/28/2012 4:25:18 AM PST · by shove_it · 93 replies
    TheCollegeFix via Instapundit ^ | 27 Nov 2012 | NATHAN HARDEN
    EXCLUSIVE: Sandra Fluke, noted advocate for government-subsidized birth control, is auctioning off one hour of her time for an online “strategy session” at the site BiddingForGood.com. According to the auction page, “Social justice advocate Sandra Fluke will help you harness the power of activism and/or advocacy with this strategy session. You bring the expertise on your issue, and Sandra will bring her sharp strategic mind and national experience.” A reliable source has informed me that the auction is authentic. But if you were hoping for face-to-face time with Ms. Fluke, I’m afraid that’s not on the menu: The auction page...
  • Europe sees US debt crisis as dire as its own

    11/28/2012 4:11:26 AM PST · by John W · 5 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | John W. Schoen
    Now it’s Europe’s turn to worry about U.S. economy. American officials have been wringing their hands for the past two years about the heavy burden of government debt piling up in Europe. On Tuesday, Europe’s Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development warned that the U.S. "fiscal cliff" threatens prospects for the eurozone’s economic recovery. “We’re talking here about the medium and long-term viability of the United States economy,” OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria told CNBC. “Not only to avoid the fiscal cliff but then get to a moment where (U.S.) debt stops rising and the debt to GDP starts coming...
  • House GOP plans public push against tax hikes on businesses [Good!]

    11/28/2012 3:35:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    THE HILL ^ | November 27, 2012 | Russell Berman
    President Obama won’t be the only one hitting the campaign trail to push his deficit plan to avert the fiscal cliff. House Republicans are planning their own campaign-style events to argue against Obama’s insistence on higher tax rates for the wealthy, Speaker John Boehner’s office said Tuesday. As they have repeatedly, Republicans are targeting their message to small businesses, arguing that an increase in the marginal income rate over $250,000 a year will hit small-business owners who file as individuals.
  • Senate Democrats divided over cuts to benefit programs, raising roadblock to any fiscal deal

    11/28/2012 3:18:13 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/28/2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press
    Deep divisions among Senate Democrats over whether cuts to popular benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid should be part of a plan to slow the government's mushrooming debt pose a big obstacle to a deal for avoiding a potentially economy-crushing "fiscal cliff," even if Republicans agree to raise taxes. Much of the focus during negotiations seeking an alternative to $671 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts beginning in January has centered on whether Republicans would agree to raising taxes on the wealthy. President Barack Obama has insisted repeatedly that tax increases on the wealthy must be part of...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 28, 2012

    11/28/2012 3:02:01 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Obama Schedule Wednesday, November 28, 2012 [Miami TV Continues Campaign for Commie]

    11/28/2012 2:52:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 11/28/12 | Keith Koffler
    10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:35 am || Delivers remarks on the fiscal cliff 3:00 pm || Holds a Cabinet meeting 4:45 pm || Meets with business leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff
  • Justice Department Expands Hunt for Data on Cellphones [Eric Holder Spying on You]

    11/28/2012 1:51:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 11/26/12 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Cellphones seem to be increasingly attractive to the Department of Justice, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show. Agencies affiliated with the department used more than 37,600 court orders in 2011 to gather cellphone data, a sharp increase from previous years. They were almost equally divided between “pen register” data, which captures outgoing phone numbers, and “trap and trace” orders, which refer to incoming phone numbers, which means one phone could have two separate orders associated with it. The total number has roughly doubled since 2007, when cellphone communications were more limited. By law, the data can be...
  • 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...
  • Governor Palin: Politicians, Lying Then or Now?

    11/27/2012 5:51:23 PM PST · by Bratch · 31 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | November 27, 2012 | Adrienne Ross
    With the risk of going over this “fiscal cliff” we’ve been hearing so much about, Governor Palin has brought attention to a letter written by Brent Bozell, Chairman of ForAmerica, addressed to Speaker John Boehner, Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Minority Whip John Cornyn. She asks the following question: Politicians. Were they lying then or are they lying now? How appropriate that she begins with–and sets apart–the one word that explains why the question needs to be asked in the first place: “Politicians.” America needs more public servants and less politicians engaged in business-as-usual.Read Bozell’s letter in...
  • Malaysia Muslims call for 'immoral' Elton John to be banned

    11/27/2012 4:46:53 PM PST · by cricket · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Nov 2012 | David Eimer
    Nasruding Hassan Tantawi, head of the youth wing of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic party (PAS), said the concert "must be cancelled". . .Homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia, where almost two-thirds of the 28 million population are Muslim, and is punishable by caning and up to 20 years in prison. full story/link above
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-27-12

    11/27/2012 5:43:03 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-27-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Mexico's President-Elect Praises Obama on Immigration: 'We Fully Support Your Proposal'

    11/27/2012 5:36:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    The president-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peńa Nieto, praised President Barack Obama's immigration plan in a meeting today at the White House. “We fully support your proposal,” said Peńa Nieto in reference to Obama's immigration plan, according to the pool report. “We want to contribute. We want to be part of this.” Obama indicated his willingness to visit Mexico after the president-elect invited the American president to the 2013 North American Leaders Summit. “Any excuses to go to Mexico,” said Obama. “I’m always game.”
  • Khan Academy on Illinois pensions (Khan Academy video)

    11/27/2012 5:31:07 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    dailyherald.com ^ | 5/27/2012 | Mike Riopell
    The free online school of everything has taken on the Illinois pension crisis.Video Link This video is from Khan Academy, the heralded online video series that can teach you about algebra, physics or whatever else you want to learn when you have nothing else to do. Their explanation of pension problems hurting government budgets focuses on Illinois. And it highlights how education funding gets hit when the state has to pay more toward retirement costs.
  • Racism? Black leaders fret white person may take Jesse Jackson's House seat

    11/27/2012 5:13:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/27/12 | Joe Newby
    Racism? Black leaders fret white person may take Jesse Jackson's House seatBy: Joe Newby November 27, 2012 **SNIP** “There’s a great deal of concern that Debbie Halvorson would win because the black vote would be split 18 ways,” Delmarrie Cobb, a longtime Democratic political consultant in Chicago said. “The battle we have is that we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress,” she added. “It would be a terrible loss in many ways,” she added. According to Politico, losing the seat to a white person, no matter how qualified, would "be a blow to the black establishment."
  • Obama quietly signs bill shielding airlines from carbon fees in Europe

    11/27/2012 4:58:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/12 | Keith Laing
    Obama quietly signs bill shielding airlines from carbon fees in EuropeBy Keith Laing - 11/27/12 02:02 PM ET President Obama has signed into law a bill that requires U.S. airlines be excluded from European carbon emissions fees. Environmentalists had framed the bill as the first test of the president's commitment to fighting climate change in his second term and urged him to veto it. Obama quietly signed it Tuesday over their objections. "The Obama administration is firmly committed to reducing harmful carbon pollution from civil aviation both domestically and internationally, but, as we have said on many occasions, the application...
  • Obama Treasury Dept. declares China is not manipulating currency (Schumer ticked off)

    11/27/2012 4:50:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/12 | Vicki Needham
    Obama Treasury Dept. declares China is not manipulating currencyBy Vicki Needham - 11/27/12 05:11 PM ET The Obama administration is coming under criticism from Sen. Charles Schumer for declaring that China is not a currency manipulator. Following Tuesday's release of a report that again finds China is not keeping the value of its currency artificially low to cut the price of its exports to the United States, Schumer criticized the administration for avoiding penalties against China. "This report all but admits China’s currency is being manipulated, but stops short of saying so explicitly," Schumer, a close ally of Obama's, said...
  • Reid: 'Fiscal cliff' deal must raise debt ceiling (Senate budget not mentioned)

    11/27/2012 4:35:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Reid: 'Fiscal cliff' deal must raise debt ceilingBy Alexander Bolton - 11/27/12 02:53 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday any deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and spending cuts must also raise the debt ceiling, and signaled that President Obama feels the same way. Reid said Democrats would be foolish to agree to a year-end package that raises revenues and cuts spending only to face a Republican ultimatum on the debt ceiling weeks later. “We would be somewhat foolish to work out something on stopping us from going over the cliff and then...
  • White House blasts Republican ‘obsession’ with Rice and Benghazi

    11/27/2012 4:21:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    The White House sharply escalated its attacks Tuesday on Republicans trying to stop Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice from succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. Press secretary Jay Carney described GOP lawmakers as being gripped by a politically fueled "obsession" with a series of television appearances Rice made shortly after the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in which she wrongly suggested the attack had stemmed from a demonstration over an anti-Muslim video rather than a terrorist assault. Carney's comments came after Rice met privately on Capitol Hill with Republican...
  • Reid: Republicans Must Turn “Happy Talk” On Revenues Into Action

    11/27/2012 4:20:28 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    United States Senate Democrats, ^ | Nov 27,2012 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts to reach a balanced, bipartisan agreement to avert the fiscal cliff. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:Too often, it is a challenge finding common ground in Washington.But as we negotiate a path back from the fiscal cliff, we should also recognize when Democrats and Republicans agree.We agree taxes should not go up for anyone making less than $250,000 a year – 97 percent of small businesses and 98 percent of middle-class families.With common ground in sight, we should be able...
  • US soars up list of climate-impacted countries - report

    11/27/2012 4:13:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    AlertNet ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Laurie Goering
    LONDON (AlertNet) - Flood-hit countries in Latin America and Asia – particularly Thailand, Cambodia and Pakistan – were the most severely affected by climate change in 2011, according to rankings released Tuesday. But the United States soared up the worst-hit list as a result of a spate of tornados, record-breaking temperatures and intense hurricanes in 2011 - which suggests the country’s recent damage from Hurricane Sandy may be part of a trend toward greater vulnerability to climate impacts. The United States, which has been on the most-affected list previously, including after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, moved from 30th place...
  • Deported Mexican man regains custody of kids

    11/27/2012 4:12:54 PM PST · by Arthurio · 6 replies
    A county magistrate in North Carolina ordered Tuesday that a Mexican man deported two years ago receive custody of his three U.S.-born children. In an unprecedented decision, Alleghany County Judge Michael Duncan ruled that Felipe Montes, 32, be provisionally reunited with his sons Isaias, 5, Adrian, 3, and Angel, 2. "The court cannot find that the father is unfit," Duncan said. "The permanent plan is reunification with the father." Montes was deported in December 2010 after receiving a series of traffic fines and immigration authorities found he was in the country illegally. Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/11/27/deported-mexican-man-regains-custody-kids/#ixzz2DTHdqh3o
  • EU: Debt deal secures Greece's place in eurozone, says PM Antonis Samaras

    11/27/2012 3:58:01 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/27/2012 | Emma Rowley
    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said that the debt-laden country had secured its place in the eurozone after a major debt deal with its international creditors. "We have laid the foundations to ensure that Greek debt, the most tortuous and destabilising problem facing the country, has become manageable," Mr Samaras said in a television address, adding that Greece has "ensured its place in the euro." It came after eurozone finance ministers finally reached a deal over Greece's debt burden, enabling the release of its latest tranche of rescue funds. Markets breathed a sigh of relief as eurozone finance ministers...
  • A Ray of Hope?

    11/27/2012 3:51:32 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 8 replies
    Pew ^ | 11-27-12 | Behind the Blue Wall
    In the wake of the 2012 election, it is clear that the demographic challenges facing the Republican Party are serious. The populations that tend to vote Democrat are increasing their share of the electorate, while the share of the electorate that tends to vote Republican is decreasing. With the GOP now falling all over themselves to promote amnesty, this trend threatens to only intensify. On the other hand, the Democrats will for the foreseeable future be reliant on a vote split in minority communities that is basically tribal in nature. There is no way in hell that 100% of blacks...
  • Owner Of Palm Beach Post To Launch Conservative Website (by the liberals at Cox Media Group)

    11/27/2012 3:26:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Boca News Now ^ | 11/24/12 | BocaNewsNow.com Staff
    In another example of how hyperlocal websites like BocaNewsNow.com are making an impact on major newspapers like the Palm Beach Post, the company that owns the Post is launching a “news” website that targets a conservative audience. Cox Media Group is looking for an editor who will serve as a very vocal and conservative face of the organization. The ad is below. We are seeking experienced editor to help lead the launch of a national news website for conservative audiences that is independent, anti-propaganda and rooted in the South away from the right and left coasts. Responsibilities This editor will...
  • We Will Get To The Bottom Of What Happened In Benghazi

    11/27/2012 3:06:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14/11/12 | Greta Van Susteran
    Senator Lindsey Graham went 'On the Record' with Greta van Susteren where he discussed the importance of creating a joint-select committee to investigate the Benghazi, Libya attack.....
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 27,2012

    11/27/2012 3:00:03 PM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 27,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811