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  • Montana tribal elder who 'adopted' Obama dies

    11/28/2012 11:34:38 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 28, 2012
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- An elder from Montana's Crow Indian Tribe who ceremoniously adopted then-Sen. Barack Obama into his family during the 2008 presidential race has died. Tribal officials say 78-year-old Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. died Monday at his home in Lodge Grass on the tribe's reservation in the southeastern part of the state.
  • Norquist: Obama Placing ‘Left-Wing Fantasies’ Above American Families

    11/28/2012 11:27:18 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    CBS DC ^ | Nov. 28, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, dismissed discussion of GOP defections from his “no new taxes” pledge, and President Obama’s tax theories, as pure fantasy. In a Tuesday interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition,” the conservative activist reinforced that support for his “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” — which was signed by 95 percent of Republican congressmen earlier this month – is not waning. Norquist stated that Democrats’ openness to substantial spending cuts is like imagining a “pink unicorn.”
  • First cracks in GOP resolve on tax rates

    11/28/2012 11:21:45 AM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    AP via Yahoo news ^ | November 28, 2012 | Andrew Taylor
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first cracks are developing among Republicans over whether to accept a quick deal with President Barack Obama on allowing the top two income tax rates to expire. Conservative Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole told GOP colleagues in a private meeting on Tuesday that it's better to make sure that tax cuts for the 98 percent of taxpayers who make less than $200,000 or $250,000 a year are extended than to battle it out with Obama and risk increasing taxes on everyone. Cole's remarks are noteworthy because he's a longtime GOP loyalist and a confidant of House...
  • Is the GOP Doomed by the ‘Generation Gap’?

    11/28/2012 11:20:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/28/2012 | Rick Moran
    Winston Churchill has been quoted as saying, “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.”And any man who writes on politics for New York Magazine has neither heart nor brains --- especially if his name is Jonathan Chait: How doomed are conservatives? Pretty doomed, if you look carefully at the Pew Research Survey’s close analysis of the youth vote in the 2012 elections. The Republicans’ long-term dilemma has generally been framed in racial terms, but it’s mainly a...
  • Obama on tax cuts: Don’t ‘screw this up,’ Washington

    11/28/2012 10:43:41 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 28, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama urged Americans on Wednesday to help him pressure Congress to prevent a Jan. 1 tax hike on the middle class, saying it was up to the public to make sure Washington doesn't "screw this up." "When the American people speak loudly enough, lo and behold Congress listens," Obama said, flanked by Americans who answered the White House's call to detail what that tax increase would cost them personally. "We really need to get this right. I can only do it with the help of the American people," the president said. "It's too important for Washington to screw...
  • Surveillance video shows violent confrontation at gas station

    11/28/2012 10:43:25 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 58 replies
    KHOU 11 ^ | 11-27-12 | Rucks Russell
    HOUSTON—As family members of a man who was shot by a Valero clerk in southeast Houston called for the store clerk’s arrest, the store owner released surveillance video. Alexander Calloway, 21, and his two cousins were trying to enter the gas station on Martin Luther King and Belarbor around 3:30 a.m., but the store was locked. The young men got into an argument with the clerk, who unlocked his door and came outside, police said. Someone punched the clerk in the face and the clerk pulled out his gun and shot Calloway in the stomach, according to HPD. Calloway’s cousins...
  • Federal Student Lending Swells (so are delinquencies)

    11/28/2012 10:36:38 AM PST · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    The federal lending program designed to make college education available to everyone is creating a pile of debt so large it is fanning worries that it has become too easy to borrow too much.
  • Chris Matthews: Maybe a Susan Rice nomination isn’t such a great idea after all (Video)

    11/28/2012 10:35:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    When even Chris Matthews can see the dangers in pushing Susan Rice as Hillary Clinton's replacement, maybe the White House should pay attention. Via Eliana Johnson at NRO, the second term hasn't yet begun and Barack Obama needs as much political capital as possible to win on the "fiscal cliff." Why take on this fight, especially when an easy option --- and a better one --- in John Kerry is at hand? Matthews predicts a "very messy and hot" fight over the nomination if it indeed comes, which will be "not helpful," and Matthews hears it may not come at...
  • Gingrich: The key 'R' word is Republican, not Romney

    11/28/2012 10:33:56 AM PST · by GVnana · 49 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/28/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    The key 'R' word is Republican, not Romney With all the efforts to understand the recent election defeat, a lot of the focus has been on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his campaign. That is exactly the wrong way to begin analyzing the outcome of the 2012 campaign. The focus on Romney as a candidate is profoundly misleading for those who want to prepare for future Republican victories. Any analysis of recent Republican presidential results will reveal a systemic failure which can’t be ascribed to Romney. The last clear Republican presidential victory was in 1988 when Vice President George...
  • Incredible Raw Image of Saturn’s Swirling North Pole (Saturn's Enigmatic Swirling Hexagon)

    11/28/2012 10:32:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Universe Today ^ | November 28, 2012 | Jason Major
    Are you ready for this? I know… WOW. This swirling maelstrom of clouds is what was seen over Saturn’s north pole earlier today, November 27, by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. This is a raw image, acquired in polarized light, from a distance of 238,045 miles (383,097 kilometers)… all I did was remove some of the hot pixels that are commonly found on Cassini images taken with longer exposures. Again… WOW. My attempt at a color composite can be seen below, plus another treat: It’s rough, and a little muddy because the clouds were moving between image channels (not to mention the...
  • WaPo/ABC poll: Six in ten favor raising taxes on $250K+ households for fiscal-cliff solution

    11/28/2012 10:25:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, that $80 billion a year will come in handy, no? That's the impression that six in ten Americans have as a solution to the trillion-dollar deficits in the latest Washington Post/ABC poll — and 39% of Republicans, too. The result demonstrates the political leverage of Democrats in the fiscal-cliff fight, and perhaps the leeway for the House GOP to compromise as well: Sixty percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll support raising taxes on incomes more than $250,000 a year, long a popular option overall, but also a divisive one: While 73 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of...
  • WSJ: Yep, the feds are totally unprepared to launch ObamaCare exchanges

    11/28/2012 10:19:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    The blaming of governors for not implementing ObamaCare is in hyperdrive for a reason— the federal government and liberals backing ObamaCare overestimated the federal government's ability to build a system of the complexity and technological intricacy necessary to pull this off. They counted on states to do some heavy lifting (with a hefty price tag) to make this happen, yet have given them very little regulatory guidance and passed the bill in a way least likely to engender cooperation. The current rumpus is over ObamaCare’s “exchanges,” the bureaucracies that will regulate the design and sale of insurance and where 30...
  • Now they tell us: Majority against government health insurance guarantee

    11/28/2012 10:16:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2012 | Rick Moran
    The low information voter will be the death of America. New Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans now disagree with liberals that it is the government's responsibility to see that all Americans have health insurance: ***** For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans' views have become more divided in recent years. The current results are based on Gallup's annual Health...
  • Fourteen Is the New Fifteen! (The global warming doomsday cult quietly changed an important number)

    11/28/2012 10:01:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2012 | Arvind Kumar
    According to the leaders of the global warming doomsday cult, the average surface temperature of Earth is 14 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit), but this is a new value which has quietly replaced the original average of 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). In March 1988, a few months before NASA's James Hansen asserted before the Congress that global warming was in progress, the New York Times quoted him as saying that he used 59 degrees Fahrenheit as the average global temperature to calculate the temperature variations. ***** "One of the scientists, Dr. James E. Hansen of the National Aeronautics...
  • Gazan billboards say ‘Thank you Iran’

    11/28/2012 9:57:43 AM PST · by Lera · 9 replies
    Large billboards saying “Thank you Iran” have appeared next to three major road junctions in the Gaza Strip in an unprecedented public acknowledgment of the weapons terrorist groups in the Strip receive from the Islamic Republic. The message was written in Arabic, English, Hebrew and Farsi above a picture of an Iranian manufactured Fajr 5 rocket like the ones fired at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem during the recent round of hostilities. “Iranian rockets struck at Tel Aviv. They reached Jerusalem. Therefore it was our duty to thank those who helped our people,” Islamic Jihad leader Khader Habib told Reuters.
  • The Millionaires’ Tax (Hey Mr. Buffett, How Much Taxes will It Really Raise?)

    11/28/2012 9:53:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The days are ticking off to a January 1 fiscal implosion, and Republicans are trying to MacGyver a fiscal fix. Three days after the election, President Obama claimed the voters had given him a mandate to raise taxes on the rich. With Pew reporting that 58 percent of Americans feel the rich pay too little in taxes, it’s hard for Republicans to contradict the president. Unless Congress intervenes to prevent the Bush tax cuts from expiring, high earners will face significantly higher income taxes in 2013. For the top two brackets, the rate will rise to 36 percent (from 33...
  • No President Obama, We Can't "Outcompete" Other Countries

    11/28/2012 9:40:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/28/2012 | Harry Binswanger
    In a campaign speech, President Obama said: “I know we can outcompete any other nation on earth.” No we can’t. We can’t outcompete Germany, China, France–we can’t compete any other country. In fact, no country can outcompete any other. The very concept “outcompete” makes no sense on a national scale. One business can outcompete another business, but a nation can’t outcompete another nation across the board. Suppose Bangladesh firms have a comparative advantage in sewing garments. Even if Americans are better at it than Bangladeshis, both countries gain if Americans outsource their garment-sewing work to Bangladesh firms and shift American...
  • How ETFs will destroy Wall Street (not a bad option)

    11/28/2012 9:29:53 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 7 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 11/28/2012 | Dan Caplinger
    For decades, ordinary investors with modest sums to invest had limited options. With even low discount-broker commissions making a big dent into regular investments from typical paychecks, individual stocks were largely out of reach, leaving actively managed mutual funds as the primary alternative. Through active funds, money managers got used to the idea of taking 1% off the top on an annual basis, regardless of whether the funds they managed produced gains or lost money for their shareholders. Index mutual funds have been around for 35 years, but they largely coexisted peacefully with active funds throughout most of that time....
  • The election is over, but PLF’s Obamacare suit goes on!

    11/28/2012 9:15:50 AM PST · by Jayster · 3 replies
    Tea Party Patriots El Dorado Hills ^ | 11/15/2012 | DARWIN THRONE
    Pacific Legal Foundation, located in Sacramento, has filed a new lawsuit on the constitutionality of Obamacare that will be heard by the Supreme Court. Sacramento, CA; November 7, 2012: After this week’s election results, the costly, burdensome and intrusive Affordable Care Act (ACA) — “Obamacare” — is less likely than ever to be reformed, let alone repealed, by elected officials. But a promising, powerful legal challenge is still going forward — litigated by attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation, a watchdog organization that defends limited government, free enterprise, and individual rights, in courtrooms nationwide. “Especially after the election of 2012, PLF...
  • Yarmuth says he'd be OK only raising taxes on those making more than $500k

    11/28/2012 9:08:46 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/27/2012 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, is holding out hope Congress can come to an agreement before the end of the year to avoid the fiscal cliff – a mix of mandatory spending cuts and the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts. Unlike others, such as Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, Yarmuth said he doesn’t want to see Congress wait until after the first of the year to take up the tax issue. Murray has said Democrats might have a better chance to keep the cuts only for the middle class if the cuts are allowed to expire so Congress...
  • Regarding Saxby Chambliss

    11/28/2012 8:53:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/28/2012 | Eric Erickson
    Saxby Chambliss is waffling around like a dog off its leash for the first time. He says he does not care about a “twenty year old pledge” he signed. He’s talking about the Americans for Tax Reform pledge that says he pledges not to raise taxes. He has clarified his remarks to mean he wants tax reform that increases revenue through job growth. Everyone knows that Saxby meant he was happy to raise taxes. Now, under pressure back home, he is waffling. He covets his seat in Washington and is fearful of being primaries. Georgia has primary run-offs, whichs means...
  • College students learn of Obama's secret Pell Grant cuts

    11/28/2012 8:43:39 AM PST · by Baynative · 72 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Victor Medina
    Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day.
  • Clinton Celebrating State Department’s 'Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies'

    11/28/2012 8:39:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – As she approaches the end of her tenure as America’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will address an event in keeping with her active role in promoting benefits for homosexuals in the foreign service. Clinton will deliver remarks at a State Department event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of an organization representing gays and lesbians at the State Department, USAID and other government agencies that send employees abroad. According to its website, the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) was established “by fewer than a dozen employees who faced official...
  • S.F. gun ordinances are upheld

    11/28/2012 8:36:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 27 November, 2012 | Bob Egelko
    <p>San Francisco can require handgun owners to keep their weapons locked when stored at home and can ban bullets that expand or splinter on contact, a federal judge has ruled in rejecting a National Rifle Association-backed effort to block enforcement of the local gun laws.</p>
  • LAUSD 'jails' fill with teachers as misconduct complaints rise

    11/28/2012 8:28:57 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies
    Daily News ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | Barbara Jones
    They call it "teacher jail" - the administrative offices where nearly 300 Los Angeles Unified educators accused of misconduct spend months on end reading, blogging or texting. The cost is enormous: $1.4 million a month in salaries while district and law-enforcement investigations proceed, and $865,000 to hire substitutes to fulfill their classroom duties. Los Angeles Unified officials insist the cost is worth it - the price the district has to pay for years of downplaying or ignoring suspected abuse. That practice exploded into a major scandal in February with revelations of longtime patterns of misconduct by teachers at Telfair Elementary...
  • In U.S., Majority Now Against Gov't Healthcare Guarantee...Huh?

    11/28/2012 8:01:41 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | 11/28/12 | Jeffrey Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans' views have become more divided in recent years. The current results are based on Gallup's annual Health and Healthcare poll, conducted Nov. 15-18 this year. The shift away from the view that the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all began shortly after President Barack Obama's election and has continued the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 28,2012

    11/28/2012 8:15:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
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  • Will Republicans Bargain Away Entitlement Reform in the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

    11/28/2012 8:10:41 AM PST · by Qbert · 39 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Peter Suderman
    There are a large number of policies that make up the fiscal cliff: the expiration of the Bush-era income tax cuts, the end of a temporary payroll tax cut, budgetary caps on discretionary spending imposed by last year’s debt deal, a reduction in planned spending on defense as a result the sequestration process, the so-called “doc fix” which governs physician’s Medicare reimbursements. All of these policies are set to change automatically if Congress does nothing. What won’t change automatically is the fundamental shape and structure of any of the country’s major entitlements: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Yet Republicans are...
  • Ken Cuccinelli On WMAL 11/20/12 (Audio: Obama Voter Fraud)

    11/28/2012 8:09:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/20/12 | WMAL
    NTERVIEW -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
  • U.S. bans BP from new government contracts after oil spill deal

    11/28/2012 8:08:02 AM PST · by JoyjoyfromNJ · 9 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | J.Leff,K.Wukowski,A.Callus,A.Rascoe
    "The U.S. government temporarily banned BP Plc from federal contracts on Wednesday over its "lack of business integrity" in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, a move that the British company had said could force it to rethink its entire U.S. operations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the suspension was "standard practice" following criminal actions. . . . The suspension means that BP will not be able to secure any new contracts with the U.S. government, including the lease of new exploration territory in the federal Gulf of Mexico, one of BP's biggest oil production regions globally. Some...
  • Free guns for everyone! Texas startup plans to distribute blueprints for 3-D printable firearms

    11/28/2012 8:05:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 26 November, 2012 | NA
    Defense Distributed spokesman Cody Wilson tells the UK’s Guardian that his company has the “logistics, time, resources and money” to start freely distributing blueprints that will let any hobbyist with a 3-D home printer make their own gun, and now it’s just up to Uncle Sam to sign off on a federal firearms license. Wilson doesn’t think there will be any problem, though, and says his company plans to be approved and begin building prototypes in the coming weeks. “We're just waiting on a little piece of paper,” Wilson says, which could be all the federal government needs to give...
  • Germany will not back Palestinian U.N. bid: government spokesman

    11/28/2012 7:47:57 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 7 replies
    YahooNews/Rueters ^ | November 28, 2012 | Staff
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will not back a Palestinian bid for a diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations, the government spokesman said on Wednesday.
  • New home sales edge down, prior estimate revised lower

    11/28/2012 7:31:46 AM PST · by John W · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - New single-family home sales fell slightly in October and the government revised sharply lower its estimate for the prior month's sales, casting a small shadow over what has been one of the brighter spots in the U.S. economy. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales dropped 0.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted 368,000-unit annual rate. Government data for new home sales are subject to substantial revisions. Indeed, the Commerce Department cut its estimate for sales in September by 20,000 to a 369,000-unit rate. The data leaves the pace of new home sales just below the pace...
  • No one reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday, police sources say

    11/28/2012 7:28:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    No one reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday, police sources say Neither Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne nor other officials could remember the last time a day ended with three zeros. It likely didn't happen in 1990, when the city logged a record 2,245 murders, said Tom Reppetto, a NYPD historian and author of 'American Police, 1945-2012.' By Rocco Parascandola / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 2:00 AM Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 2:00 AM The lack of gun and knife violence on Monday may be rare, but not a complete surprise,...
  • Plan Would Provide Help to Contest Deportation Cases

    11/28/2012 7:21:56 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2012 | KIRK SEMPLE
    In 2010, a federal judge in New York City convened a task force of prominent immigration lawyers, academics and advocates to tackle a longstanding problem: the dearth of legal representation for immigrants fighting deportation.Now, after extensive debate and research, this group has developed a plan to create a network of legal service providers to represent all low-income immigrants in the region who have been detained and face deportation. The network would be the first of its kind in the country, say its proponents. “While a number of states have entered the immigration arena in ways generally hostile to immigrants, a...
  • Conservatives Must Learn the Dark Arts of Image Manipulation

    11/28/2012 7:05:38 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/28/12 | JR Dunn
    I contend that much of the problem with current right-of-center electoral efforts involves conservatism as currently practiced. This has nothing to do with conservative principles, or any public preference for moderation in politics. It has to do with how conservatism is expressed, and can be summed up as conservatism's failure to sell itself.**snip** Several common stereotypes of conservatism exist and are utilized to define and destroy conservative candidates and movements.**snip** What all these have in common is that they are clown images -- laughable, easily caricatured, and, like all clowns, sinister and menacing at base..virtually any GOP or conservative spokesman...
  • A hero to the end: Fearless Mexican mayor who survived two assassination attempts is murdered

    11/28/2012 6:53:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov 27, 2012 | ANDY SOLTIS
    A hero to the end: Fearless Mexican mayor who survived two assassination attempts is murdered By ANDY SOLTIS Last Updated: 10:04 AM, November 27, 2012 Posted: 12:56 AM, November 27, 2012 Facebook TRUE COURAGE:As mayor of the town of Tiquicheo, Maria Santos Gorrostieta defied the area’s drug cartels, once baring her scars from two assassination attempts to rally support for her war on drugs. Her body was found mutilated in a ditch this month, days after she was abducted. Courageous Mexican mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta cheated death twice when she survived assassination attempts by druglords — but three times was...
  • NH's first openly transgender lawmaker won't take office

    11/28/2012 6:47:35 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 95 replies
    Union Leader ^ | November 28, 2012 | Simon Rios
    NASHUA — Following a storm of controversy in light of her criminal background, the first openly transgendered person elected to the New Hampshire House will resign her post. “I didn't want to have to do this,” Rep.-elect Stacie Marie Laughton, D-Nashua, said. “There's been a lot of people that have said, 'Stay strong, keep your head up, stay in it.'” “I'm super disappointed because I was looking forward to this more than anything. It's my lifelong dream to serve my community, and what better place to do it than the city that I was born and raised in.”
  • Consultants Advise: Bring Sporks to New Gunfight with The Left

    11/28/2012 6:46:26 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 14 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-28-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Word on the political street from GOP consultants and the Left is that Rush Limbaugh and the Tea Party cost Romney the election. We Conservatives are advised to “moderate our tone” and back away from our “extremist ideas”. So let me make sure I understand. Obama and company were allowed to go for the jugular, using false narratives (lies), to win votes. They said Romney hates dogs, blacks, women and the poor. Heck, they even threw in the absurd accusation that Romney was responsible for the death of a working man's wife. Check and mate. Game over. Obama won. Did...
  • Gold Just Tanked, Silver Tanked, And Oil Is Sliding

    11/28/2012 6:39:45 AM PST · by blam · 150 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-28-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    UPDATE: Gold Just Tanked, Silver Tanked, And Oil Is Sliding Joe WeisenthalNovember 28, 2012 It's unclear what just happened, but as US trading cranks to life, commodities have dumped. Gold just dropped about $15/oz in a couple of seconds. Kitco And here's Silver: And oil is fading.
  • Audit Says Kabul Bank Began as ‘Ponzi Scheme’

    11/28/2012 6:32:40 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | 26 Nov 2012 | Matthew Rosenburg
    Kabul Bank became Afghanistan’s largest financial institution by offering the promise of modern banking to people who had never had a saving or checking account. What it really dealt in was modern theft: “From its very beginning,” according to a confidential forensic audit of Kabul Bank, “the bank was a well-concealed Ponzi scheme.” Afghan and American officials had for years promoted Kabul Bank as a prime example of how Western-style banking was transforming a war-ravaged economy. But the audit, prepared this year for Afghanistan’s central bank by the Kroll investigative firm, gives new details of how the bank instead was...
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    11/28/2012 6:29:32 AM PST · by Raycpa · 33 replies
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  • Voter Fraud Found in Mower County (MN)

    11/28/2012 6:15:51 AM PST · by Qbert · 11 replies
    KAAL-TV (ABC) ^ | 11/26/2012 | Steph Crock
    (ABC 6 News) -- The Voter ID Amendment has come and gone, but now that the election is over, we're checking to see if voter fraud was an issue this year. In many counties in our area it wasn't, but Mower County is investigating three cases. It was one of the biggest issues on the ballot, but Minnesota voters have spoken, saying no to Voter ID. "I did not support changing the constitution," said Democratic Representative Jeanne Poppe. She was one against it. "Changing the constitution is a high threshold to do something that I think, if it needs to...
  • ‘Green rush’ cropping up Pot industry expected to boom in Bay State

    11/28/2012 6:12:22 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 29 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Christine McConville And Erin Smith
    Expect a pot boom — like the gold rushes of old — as not just dispensers, but pastry chefs, lawyers and even vending machine salesmen all lunge for their piece of the multimillion-dollar medical marijuana business that is about to explode on the scene in Massachusetts, experts said.
  • 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...