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  • Leno: 'Very Dangerous to White House If Journalists Suddenly Start Asking Real Questions'

    11/30/2012 10:21:57 AM PST · by Kenny · 85 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Jay Leno continued pressuring Barack Obama Thursday night. During his opening monologue on NBC's Tonight Show, the host said, "This is very dangerous to the White House if journalists should suddenly start asking real questions” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): “This week, CBS News became the first news organization besides Fox to ask President Obama ‘Who changed the Benghazi talking points?’” Leno teased. “See, this is very dangerous to the White House if journalists should suddenly start asking real questions.” Indeed it is, Jay. Indeed it is. Just imagine how dangerous it would have been to Obama if...
  • Domino's: Obamacare Requires 34 Million Pizza Nutrition Signs

    11/30/2012 10:10:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/12 | Tony Lee
    New Obamacare regulations will force pizza chains like Domino's to post up to 34 million nutrition signs in its stores -- one for every pizza combination the company makes. The rules require fast food and grocery stores that have more than 20 stores to require labels for each product they produce. Jenny Fouracre-Petko, the legislative director for Domino’s, said mandated signs will cost Domino’s nearly $5,000 per store. Even worse, the cost will get passed down to the consumer, many of whom will never see the signs since “10 percent of pizza customers never enter a Domino’s store” because they...
  • Redskins' Star QB On Coming To D.C.: 'I Fear God'

    11/30/2012 9:48:27 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 77 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    In an interview with NBC Washington, NFL sensation Robert Griffin III ("RG3") told WRC-TV sports reporter Dan Hellie that his biggest fear coming to Washington, D.C. to be an NFL quarterback was God. Hellie asked the Washington Redskins' star quarterback, "Everybody fears something. What was your biggest fear coming to Washington, D.C., to be an NFL quarterback? "You try not to fear too many things. I fear God," Griffin responded. "RG3" also told Hellie that he fears his parents saying, "you don't want to let people down, and some would say that's pressure, but I didn't fear it. "I just...
  • Pell Grants Cut

    I didn't vote for that ...
  • WH 'surprised' GOP laughed at Geithner offer

    11/30/2012 9:30:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/30/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman said he was “surprised” that Republicans laughed at a proposal from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that would raise taxes by $1.6 trillion, increase spending, and give the president unilateral control over the debt ceiling. “I was surprised they [the Republicans] were surprised,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today during the press gaggle when asked about the proposal Geithner made in a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “There is no reason for anybody to be surprised.” Geithner foreshadowed this proposal with comments made to Bloomberg TV last week. “It would have...
  • White House: No Plans to Withdraw Palestinian Aid After U.N. Vote

    11/30/2012 9:22:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/30/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    There are no plans to withdraw aid to the Palestinian Authority following the United Nations vote to recognize Palestine as an independent state, a White House spokesman said Friday. Josh Earnest told reporters traveling on Air Force One that the U.S. opposed the resolution to give the Palestinian Authority nonmember observer state status because the Israel-Palestinian conflict should be resolved “only through face-to-face negotiations, not unilateral actions,” according to the White House pool report. A bipartisan group of senators had threatened to cut off millions in U.S. financial aid to the Palestinians if the vote succeeded. Earnest said there were...
  • Wait Til You Get Home: 6 Things You Don’t Do in Front of White Folks (alert of your choice alert)

    ====snip====#4====== Talk about politics I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been surprised to learn that one of my white friends or associates was a Republican. Ugh. It’s a troubling realization. Not only because of the political ideologies; (I don’t understand why folk can’t see the Republicans are just about money.), but also because the Republican party has been known to associate and or attract the type of folk who cling to racist, sexist and classist thoughts and even behaviors. There’s the tea party folk, the Todd Akin type dudes and most recently people who can’t act like they...
  • Pat Condell: Ha Ha Islamophobia

    11/30/2012 8:53:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 30, 2012 | Pat Condell
    It's Islamophobia Awareness Month.
  • Netanyahu's Special Envoy: West may not have sufficient time to stop Iran

    11/30/2012 8:52:17 AM PST · by se99tp · 15 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | November 30th, 2012 | Ambassador Zalman Shoval
    "We hope, but we are not very confident or we are very sanguine about it, but we hope that the Obama administration, the US administration, will live up to its commitment to stop the Iranians getting the bomb before it is too late. Few months ago there was tremendous debate going on, the controversy between what Prime Minister Netanyahu said about the need for drawing a red line, and the American position. Namely the Israeli position was that the red line should be a point from where the Iranian has achieved enough enriched uranium, plutonium in order to cross the...
  • Youngstown State University Hours To Avoid Obamacare Rule

    11/30/2012 8:42:29 AM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Education News ^ | 30 November 2012
    Youngstown State University will limit the hours of non-union part-time employees to ensure that the university is not required to provide them with health insurance coverage under Obamacare. YSU, a public institution in eastern Ohio, announced to employees earlier this month that it is restricting part-time employees, including adjunct professors and lecturers, to 29 hours a week or less. Under the Affordable Care Act, the university will have to provide health insurance to full-time employees, classified as anyone working 30 hours or more per week. According to an email sent to English department employees, which was obtained by The Huffington...
  • U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low. Decline Greatest Among Immigrants. Recession a Likely Factor.

    11/30/2012 8:49:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/30/2012 | Stephanie Czekalinski
    The U.S. birth rate dropped to its lowest level in more than 90 years, led by a drop among immigrants, according to a report data released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. In 2011, the overall birth rate was 63.2 per 1,000 women of childbearing age, the lowest since at least 1920, Pew reported, citing numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics. The birth rate reached 122.7 in 1957, the peak of the Baby Boom. After the mid-1970s, the birth rate stabilized at about 65 to 70 births per 1,000 women annually, until the beginning of the Great Recession....
  • This student-debt crisis is escalating quickly

    11/30/2012 8:44:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Throughout his perpetual campaigning, President Obama has made a big point about being the champion of students and young people in helping to make college more accessible and affordable and helping out with student debt --- and yet, miraculously, here we are with student-loan debt and college tuition prices both quickly ballooning, and no end in sight. Could it be that perhaps the government trying to do more to "help" prospective-and-past students is actually what's dramatically worsening the student-debt problem? From the WSJ: Nearly all student loans—93% of them last year—are made directly by the government, which asks little or...
  • Liberals blast Susan Rice's 'outrageous' investments in Canadian pipeline firm

    11/30/2012 8:39:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Liberals blast Susan Rice's 'outrageous' investments in Canadian pipeline firm By Julian Pecquet - 11/30/12 10:48 AM ET A liberal group launched an online petition Friday demanding that potential secretary of State nominee Susan Rice divest herself of “every dollar of stock” in the Canadian company seeking approval for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to the Gulf Coast. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations owns between $300,000 and $600,000 in TransCanada Corp. stock, according to her financial disclosure forms. The pipeline needs approval from the State Department before it can go forward. The revelation has opened Rice up...
  • Believe it, or not: Chevy Volt tops most-loved car survey again

    11/30/2012 8:28:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/30/2012
    General Motors' Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car topped Consumer Reports' annual owner-satisfaction survey for the second straight year. Ninety-two percent of Volt owners surveyed by the influential consumer magazine said they would definitely buy the Volt again, earning the electric car the top ranking. Last year, 93 percent of respondents said they would buy the car again. "The Volt's two-year reign at the top of our satisfaction survey points to the continuing trend of owners' enthusiasm for cars that are fuel-efficient, especially as we see more and more hybrid and electric models hitting the market," Consumer Reports' auto editor, Rik...
  • Sen. Franken to Senate Leadership: "Fiscal Cliff" Deal Needs to Include Comprehensive Farm Bill

    11/30/2012 8:24:56 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Political News ^ | 11-30-12 | PN
    In an effort to help farmers across Minnesota who are facing uncertainty because a new Farm Bill hasn't been passed by the House of Representatives, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged Senate leadership to include the bipartisan, Senate-passed Farm Bill in any deal brokered to address the nation's fiscal challenges. "Minnesota's farmers, livestock producers, and rural entrepreneurs support one in five jobs in our state, and they need a new Farm Bill so they can plan for next year," said Sen. Franken. "The Senate has passed a comprehensive Farm Bill that will give our farmers the stability they need, but...
  • Grover Norquist: 'We Are About to Have a Tea Party Second Wave that Will Dwarf the First Wave'

    11/30/2012 8:24:24 AM PST · by caseyn · 58 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform Chief Grover Norquist predicts a huge new wave of the Tea Party is coming. The Victoria Taft Show 11/29/2012 We are about to have a Tea Party second wave that will dwarf the first wave and that is because while 'spend too much' brought the Tea Party into existence, we're about to walk into 'spend too much, regulate too much, and tax too much, all together. It's going to be a perfect storm of annoying government behavior, which is devastating to the economy, and I think the small business community which is particularly hit by Obama's...
  • Brookings: Only 3 major cities seeing economic recovery

    11/30/2012 8:23:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2012 | Rick Moran
    Four more years! Four more years! Reuters: ******** Retailers moving into old downtown buildings, an abundance of freshly planted greenspaces, and a stream of new jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee, are all signs to Mayor Madeline Rogero that for the last year prosperity has been blooming in her city. "We feel very good about how we're coming out of this recession," Rogero said. "We see new interest. We see new development that's occurring. We're optimistic that this recovery is going to continue." Knoxville is a member of a very small club. Three and a half years since the 2007-09 economic recession...
  • Just How Potent Are Teacher Unions? Pretty potent, as a rule, though it varies state by state.

    11/30/2012 8:20:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/30/2012 | Chester E. Finn Jr. & Amber Winkler
    Hostess Brands is set to liquidate its 82-year-old company because it was unable to meet the salary demands of its unionized employees. Roughly 18,500 workers will lose their jobs because 5,500 members of various bakers’ unions can’t appreciate that a tightening economy, stiffening competition, and an increasingly health-conscious America mean fewer Twinkies for all. Hostess is doing what other private-sector organizations (such as the auto, airline, and steel industries) have done in response to fiscally unsustainable contracts with — or contract demands from — their unions: either throw in the towel and quit altogether, or use drastic measures such as...
  • Obama demands $1.6 trillion tax boost, and an unlimited credit card

    11/30/2012 8:19:05 AM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has dramatically upped his demands in the fiscal crisis negotiations: He wants Congress to levy twice as much in extra taxes from Americans as he urged during the election campaign, give up its control over the nation’s debt limit, and fund an immediate $50 billion stimulus for his political priorities. In exchange, Obama offered to consider — but not necessarily accept — GOP proposals for cutting $400 billion from Medicare and other programs strongly favored by off-year voters. That listening session would take place sometime in 2013, giving the president plenty of time to wrap the unpopular...
  • Economic Sabotage: Obama is burdening a generation in the name of compassion.

    11/30/2012 8:16:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/30/2012 | Mona Charen
    Republicans find themselves in the unenviable position of being forced to agree to raise taxes on those earning more than $200,000 (the actual cutoff for those Mr. Obama refers to as “millionaires and billionaires”) or risk being blamed for a tax increase on all taxpaying Americans. They will probably agree, which means it’s a politically unavoidable policy, not a good policy. Why does Obama insist upon raising taxes? Not because he believes it will improve the economy, and not because he believes it will increase receipts to the Treasury. The proposed taxes would bring in about $80 billion a year,...
  • Young People Under Obamacare:

    11/30/2012 8:11:44 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    "It’s official: the health care law will unduly stick it to young Americans by making them pay far higher premiums starting January 1, 2014.[1] New rules announced this month are even worse than expected when it comes to shoveling an unfair burden onto our nation’s youth. Moreover, they also perversely increase the incentives of young people to remain uninsured." "As shown in the following chart based on estimates by international management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, the rule will force insurers to hike rates for 18- to 24-year-olds by 45 percent even as rates for those 60 and older drop by...
  • Senate approves measure to prevent transfer of terrorist detainees to US

    11/30/2012 8:08:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 30, 2012 | Catherine Herridge
    Video at link. The Senate has passed a measure that prevents terrorist detainees from being transferred to facilities on U.S. soil, a day after it was revealed a prominent Democrat had commissioned a federal report to identify U.S. locations that may be suitable for housing Guantanamo prisoners. The measure, which was introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., was approved by a vote of 54 to 41 late Thursday. Ayotte argued that the facilities at Guantanamo Bay are "singularly equipped" to handle terrorist prisoners, calling the prison "top-rate." “The administration may want to close Guantanamo, but the American people do not...
  • National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs

    11/30/2012 8:04:50 AM PST · by haffast · 27 replies
    The White House - Presisent Barack Obama ^ | 11/21/2012 | Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release - November 21, 2012 Presidential Memorandum -- National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs This Presidential Memorandum transmits the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs (Minimum Standards) to provide direction and guidance to promote the development of effective insider threat programs within departments and agencies to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security....
  • The five-year-old terrorists:

    11/30/2012 7:47:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/ 2012 | Sam Webb
    The five-year-old terrorists: Youngsters trained to kill with pistols and assault rifles in shocking pictures from al Qaeda's heartland Children trained to use deadly arms by militants on Pakistan border Many are orphaned sons of al Qaeda 'martyrs' Terror camps in Syria and Somalia also claim to be training boy soldiers By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 14:19 EST, 18 November 2012 | UPDATED: 14:19 EST, 18 November 2012 These terrifying pictures show children as young as five being trained to kill with pistols and deadly AK-47 assault rifles. They were taken from footage of an al Qaeda terror camp in north...
  • Obama: Gun dealers' best friend (...hunch about BHO's deeper motive in spurring firearm sales)

    11/29/2012 5:47:05 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | November 29, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Gun sales hit an all-time, one-day record one week ago, driving Black Friday retail sales and actually overwhelming the FBI’s background check center twice. What’s causing the gun-buying zeal? The answer is simple – the actions of a man who hates private ownership of guns, Barack Obama. He’s been doing it for a long time. His election in 2008 drove gun sales through the roof. And now it’s happening, again, because he is supporting the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that requires member states unable to disarm their populaces to be placed under the jurisdiction of the U.N. Office of...
  • French Socialist in Mittal Row: We're Just Doing What Obama Does

    11/30/2012 7:31:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Reported by Stephane Pedrazzi, written by Catherine Boyle
    The French politician who said Indian steel company ArcelorMittal should leave the country has told CNBC that his government is only acting like U.S. President Barack Obama. Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg, a member of the governing Socialist party, caused controversy last week when he said that the Indian company, which employs close to 20,000 people in France, should leave after it said it would have to close down a factory. The French government announced on Thursday that it could nationalize the factory in question, with backing from an unnamed businessman. The news raised the specter of the nationalizations of the...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and First Week in Office

    11/30/2012 7:31:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/30/12 | Nachum
    Obama Ethics, Year 4Obama just now writing rules to govern the last 4 years of drone killingsCommunity Organizer to the WorldDid Obama followers mimic Nazi hand-sign?More voters choosing one party to run their stateIt's 3am and nobody's there Islamists Kidnap, Threaten to Murder Homosexuals in Libya11/26/2012ObamanomicsIn a surprise move, Intrade shuts down for U.S. TradersDisagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House reportAre 401K's next: Natinalized Retirement?Trying to Turn Obama Voters Into Tax AlliesObamacareObamacare headed back to the Supreme CourtIt's 3am and nobody's thereSandy Victim Promised 'Immediate Help' by President Obama Still in the ColdPalm scanners get thumbs up in...
  • The US Government Just "Adjusted" Away $40 Billion In Real Disposable Income

    11/30/2012 6:59:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Perhaps the Bureau of Economic Analysis was hoping that today's cornucopia of ugly income and spending data would be enough for those who keep track of the US government's Department of Truth shennanigans and ignore the meat behind the numbers. Whatever the reason, the real story in today's Personal Spending data was not the consumer weakness, but the unceremonious revision of historical data, which as the chart below mysteriously whacked away a whopping $40 billion in real (i.e., inflation adjusted) disposable income. Because as the chart below shows, somehow, somewhere starting in March and continuing through the last month just...
  • On the Harvesting of Votes

    11/30/2012 6:56:52 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Forrest Gump
    David Horowitz brings us a very disturbing report on the extent to which the traditional harvesting of votes by parties has degenerated into massive, uncontrollable ballot manipulation by Democrats. Traditional "vote harvesters" have as their mission the gathering of "... unthinking collectives of potential voters -- nursing home residents, college students, skid-row dwellers, recent immigrants -- and get them to vote[.]" Mr. Horowitz is a red-diaper baby and a former "Marxist intellectual"-turned-militant conservative who here recounts a conversation he had with his "... brother-in-law, Henry, who has lived most of his life in a home for the mentally disabled and...
  • Ted Cruz speech stokes 2016 speculation

    11/30/2012 6:40:52 AM PST · by LoneStarGI · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/29/12 11:30 PM EST | DAVID CATANESE
    Texas Sen.-elect Ted Cruz advised the Republican Party to rebrand itself under a banner of “Opportunity Conservatism” during a sweeping speech Thursday night that will only stoke speculation about a 2016 presidential run. Speaking before the conservative American Principles Project dinner at a downtown Washington hotel, Cruz said the GOP’s thumping in the 2012 elections was more the result of poor messaging and communication than the wrong ideology. “Why did we lose? It wasn’t as the media would tell you: because the American people embraced big government, Barack Obama’s spending and debt and taxes. … That wasn’t what happened. I’m...
  • Californians Are The New Wetbacks Headed For Mexico

    11/30/2012 6:29:01 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies
    chrissstreetandco ^ | 11/30/12 | Chriss W. Street
    President Obama met with the newly elected President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto yesterday. While the press focused on the Administration’s talking points for discussions on a wide range of issues from energy to climate change, the real concern is that the Mexican economy is far out performing the U.S. and the new immigration concern is increasingly from Americans illegally moving to Mexico. Nowhere is this trend more challenging than in California, which was just awarded the booby-prize by 24/7 Wall Street survey, as the “Worst Run State” in the United States. The State has unemployment: 10.1% (2nd highest), Budget...
  • Jerry Finkelstein, New York Power Broker, Dies at 96

    11/30/2012 6:22:35 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/28/12 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Jerry Finkelstein, who made a fortune in business, real estate and newspapers, including The New York Law Journal and The Hill, and for many years was a self-styled Democratic power broker in New York City, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 96.
  • Obama Rejects Bill To Give Visas to Educated Immigrants

    11/30/2012 6:18:23 AM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    In the aftermath of the 2012 election, in which Republicans garnered a shockingly low percentage of the Hispanic vote, Republicans have begun to rethink their position on comprehensive immigration reform. In the short term, many Republicans are looking to take measures that seem more immigrant-friendly. But even as Republicans look to reshift their framing, Democrats continue to demagogue on immigration. One of the most positive and uncontroversial Republican efforts is the STEM Act – STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – which is designed to elevate visas available for foreign-born graduates with advanced technical degrees from US universities....
  • Washington Proposes $1 Trillion Bailout for Delinquent Student Loans

    11/30/2012 6:12:46 AM PST · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    A possible $1 trillion bailout is coming—and soon. America’s now-nationalized student loan industry just reached a value of $1 trillion, according to Citigroup, growing at a 20 percent-per-year pace. Since President Obama nationalized the industry (a tacked-on provision of the Obamacare bill), tuition has gone up 25 percent and the three-year default rate is at a record 13.4 percent.
  • Best Places to Be Born in 2013

    11/30/2012 6:09:09 AM PST · by equaviator · 11 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Jessica Ferri
    Best place to be born in 2013? Switzerland. Though America may be the "land of opportunity," Switzerland will be the best place to be born in 2013 according to a quality-of-life index from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The EIU, a sister company to The Economist magazine, determines quality of life based on surveys of the population covering 11 factors including wealth, crime, family life, trust in government and the stability of the economy.
  • Egyptians protest after draft constitution raced through

    (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptians protested against President Mohamed Mursi on Friday after an Islamist-led assembly raced through approval of a new constitution in a bid to end a crisis over the Islamist leader's newly expanded powers.
  • Benghazi 'Narrative' Reads Like TWA 800's (Jack Cashill)

    11/30/2012 6:01:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Jack Cashill
    Although the word was not used back then, the Clinton White House, with the help of a complicit media, rewrote the event's "narrative" to assure re-election. Again, as with Benghazi, that narrative was clumsily improvised almost on a daily basis. Knowing the media had his back, Clinton responded much as Obama did: deny, obfuscate, and kick the investigatory can down the road until after the election. One central figure appeared in each drama: Hillary Clinton. She stood by Obama's side in the Rose Garden on September 12 as he spun reality into confection. She, Bill, and Sandy Berger holed themselves...
  • What Obama Really Wants

    11/30/2012 5:57:46 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 25 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/30/12 | Judson Phillips
    Reports are pouring out of Washington about the Fiscal Cliff negotiations. A lot of people observing the negotiations are outraged by what is going on. Instead of being outraged, and there is plenty of time for outrage; we should take a look at what is going on. If you analyze the negotiations, it tells you a lot about what is going on in Washington and what may happen. What is going on inside these negotiations?
  • Chelsea Clinton Collecting Thank-You Notes for ‘My Dad’—And Email Addresses for Mom?

    11/30/2012 5:28:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Chelsea Clinton Collecting Thank-You Notes for ‘My Dad’—And Email Addresses for Mom? By Susan Jones November 30, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Despite her denials, it’s widely speculated that Hillary Clinton may run for president in 2016, and if she does, she'll need as many email addresses as possible to send out fund-raising solicitations and spread her political message. Therefore it may be noteworthy that Chelsea Clinton is suddenly helping the family's Clinton Foundation collect email addresses. In a "Dear Friend" message sent Thursday to people on Democratic lists, Chelsea says she's gathering "thank-you" notes for “my dad,” Bill Clinton. Chelsea says...
  • The USS Enterprise's Last Tour (After 51 Years in Service It Is To Be Decommissioned)

    11/30/2012 5:24:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Air Space Mag ^ | November 30, 2012 | Rebecca Maksel
    After 51 years of service, the historic aircraft carrier is about to be decommissioned. When the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) sailed away from Norfolk, Virginia, on its maiden voyage in 1962, it was the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and the eighth Enterprise in a long dynasty reaching back to the Revolutionary War. Its eight nuclear reactors, reported the Chicago Daily Defender, had an energy potential "as great as that of all the reactors in the free world." The most recent Enterprise played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, along with other ships in the Second Fleet, blockading shipments...
  • Owner of firm with O’Hare deal has links to reputed mob figure

    11/30/2012 5:04:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/30/12 | DAN MIHALOPOULOS AND MITCH DUDEK
    The owner of a company that recently won a $99.4 million janitorial contract from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration was the longtime business partner of a man accused of involvement in organized crime.
  • FEMA exploring idea of boats to house Sandy victims

    11/30/2012 4:36:43 AM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    wtvr cbs ^ | 11/29/2012 | Todd Sperry
    Hoping to find a solution for New York and New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy, the federal government announced Thursday it was looking into the possibility of housing residents on boats. In a request for information notice posted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, officials said they were looking for input from the maritime industry in the hopes of finding rapid and cost-effective housing options on small boats or similar vessels. FEMA said the purpose of the request was for market research only and to explore whether the maritime industry could offer viable options for residents who remain homeless....
  • Silver Price Forecast 2013: Silver Will Perform Like Gold on Steroids

    11/30/2012 4:07:25 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-30-2012 | Money Morning - Peter Krauth
    Silver Price Forecast 2013: Silver Will Perform Like Gold on Steroids Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013Nov 29, 2012 - 10:35 AM By: Money Morning Peter Krauth writes: This past March, I asked a highly successful investment advisor what he thought about gold. Since he deals almost exclusively with very high net-worth individuals, his point of view was especially intriguing. He confided to me that many of his clients had been asking for gold and gold-related investments over the past few years. I can't say that I was surprised. But what he told me next simply shocked me. "Gold's much...
  • GUNDLACH: 'I'm Waiting For Something To Go Kaboom'

    11/30/2012 3:51:47 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-30-2012 | Sam Ro
    GUNDLACH: 'I'm Waiting For Something To Go Kaboom' Sam RoNov. 30, 2012, 5:05 AMThe cover story of the new BloombergBusinessweek is an excellent and comprehensive profile of bond god Jeff Gundlach. The reporters Seth Lubove and Alexis Leondis also laid out his longer term outlook for the world as the economy enters what he calls "phase three." Deeply indebted countries and companies, which Gundlach doesn’t name, will default sometime after 2013. Central banks may forestall these defaults by pumping even more money into the economy -- at the risk of higher inflation in coming years. ... “I’m waiting for something...
  • Timothy Geithner: End debt ceiling for good? (Obama wants a No Limit Credit Card)

    11/30/2012 3:28:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 34 replies
    politico ^ | 11/30/2012 | By JOSEPH J. SCHATZ
    Nobody on Capitol Hill likes raising the debt ceiling. But now Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wants to end the practice. Forever. GOP aides say that in talks with congressional leaders on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Geithner proposed a “permanent” increase in the debt ceiling — meaning changing the law so that Congress no longer has to approve an increase in the statutory borrowing cap, which has been in place since 1917. He hinted at it in an interview with Bloomberg News a few weeks ago. But the fact that Geithner is proposing giving the administration such authority behind the scenes...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 30, 2012

    11/30/2012 2:58:44 AM PST · by sneakers · 13 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
  • Police officer buys homeless man a pair of shoes [Hold on...we have HOMELESSNESS under Obama?]

    11/30/2012 2:50:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    WWAY-TV ^ | November 30, 2012 | Katelyn Supa
    One tourist's photograph, among the countless snapped every day in the Big Apple, has gone viral. The moment captured is one of generosity, and since it was posted on Tuesday, it has circled the globe and brought a lot of attention to one young New York City cop. Had it not been for a tourist from Arizona who snapped the photo with her cell phone, Officer Lawrence DePrimo's act of kindness, giving boots to a homeless man, may have gone unnoticed. Tourist Jennifer Foster emailed the photo to the NYPD and they posted it to their Facebook page. Tens of...
  • Mesika: PA Killed Oslo, Time for Annexation

    11/30/2012 2:37:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Maayana Miskin
    ..... “Not only would it be the only useful response,” he added, “but first and foremost, it would be the morally and historically right thing to do. Judea and Samaria are the heart of the Jewish people.” ..... “Over the years the state of Israel has been the only one keeping the accords, while the Arab terrorist entity, imported from Tunisia, has regularly ignored it. But the appeal to the UN means the declaration of the accords’ death… Therefore the state of Israel has nothing to stop it from annexing all the communities it has established in Judea and Samaria,...
  • India's economic growth rate slows to 5.3%

    11/30/2012 2:20:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | November 30, 2012
    India's growth rate slowed in the July to September quarter, putting pressure on the government to implement more reforms and ease monetary policy. The economy grew by 5.3% from a year earlier. That was down from a rate of 5.5% in the previous three months.
  • Syrian Internet switched off as army launches offensive

    11/30/2012 2:01:41 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/30/2012
    Syria's Internet and telecommunications networks were shut down and international flights were cancelled Thursday as President Bashar al-Assad’s regime launched a major offensive to retake control of the main road leading to Damascus airport. Syria’s Internet was effectively cut off on Thursday, web monitoring organisations confirmed, before the regime of President Bashar al-Assad launched an offensive to retake control of the road to Damascus airport. “From around 10 a.m. today all Syrian IP addresses went blank,” Nicolas Guillaume, of French Internet-monitoring company Cedexis told FRANCE 24. “We’ve seen traffic slowdowns in recent weeks, but this is the first time there...