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  • New York Post piles on the horror with front-page photo of man about to be killed by subway train

    12/04/2012 3:57:28 PM PST · by Arthurio · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12.4
    The New York Post is facing criticism over its decision to publish a front-page photo of a man, pushed onto the subway tracks in Midtown on Monday, trying to climb to safety before being fatally struck by an oncoming train. Ki Suk Han, a 58-year-old from Queens, N.Y., was hurled from the 49th Street station platform onto the tracks by "a deranged man" around 12:30 p.m., according to the paper. Han was attempting to calm the man, apparently a panhandler, when a scuffle broke out, police say. The man then pushed him onto the tracks. Witnesses told police the man...
  • Ayotte: Rice Went Beyond Benghazi Talking Points

    12/04/2012 3:56:13 PM PST · by haffast · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | Sun, Dec 2, 2012 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went beyond the talking points she was given on the terrorist attack in Libya when she appeared on Sunday talk shows shortly after the Sept. 11 attack. Ayotte, along with five other senators, met with Rice on the Hill this week to discuss her reaction to the attack, which left four Americans dead. Ayotte said she was “very troubled” by what she heard, noting specifically that Rice had read the classified intelligence briefings saying that al-Qaida was behind the attack and did not mention that in her television appearances. Ayotte also...
  • Fox News Puts Karl Rove on the Bench

    12/04/2012 3:41:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/4/2012 | Gabriel Sherman
    The post-election soul searching going on inside the Republican Party is taking place inside Fox News as well. Fox News chief Roger Ailes, a canny marketer and protector of his network’s brand, has been taking steps since November to reposition Fox in the post-election media environment, freshening story lines — and in some cases, changing the characters. According to multiple Fox sources, Ailes has issued a new directive to his staff: He wants the faces associated with the election off the air — for now. For Karl Rove and Dick Morris — a pair of pundits perhaps most closely aligned...
  • Tunisia suspect in Benghazi case refuses to talk to FBI: lawyer

    12/04/2012 3:40:40 PM PST · by haffast · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm EST | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A Tunisian man suspected of being involved with the September 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya has refused to be interviewed by FBI investigators, his lawyer said on Monday. Ali Ani al-Harzi, jailed and under investigation in Tunisia over the attack having been deported from Turkey, said he would not see the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents alone, Anouar Aouled told Reuters. Harzi was one of two Tunisians named in October by the Daily Beast website as having been detained in Turkey over the attacks in Benghazi in which Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to...
  • CALIF. TEACHERS UNION RELEASES CARTOON VIDEO FEATURING ‘THE RICH’ URINATING ON THE POOR

    12/04/2012 3:38:56 PM PST · by 20 years too late · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    A new animated video released by the California Federation of Teachers shows the rich “1 percent” urinating on and stealing money from the less fortunate and middle class. The purpose of the video is to explain “economic inequality” and the need for wealthy people to pay their “fair share of taxes.”
  • MK Eldad: Netanyahu will Dismiss Feiglin

    12/04/2012 3:35:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    MK Aryeh Eldad warned Israelis on Monday that voting for Likud because of Moshe Feiglin's presence in the list would be a mistake. Feiglin will most likely be dismissed from the Knesset in the course of the Knesset's next term, he predicted. "Feiglin has to face a real moral dilemma," he explained. "If he betrays his real values and supports the Netanyahu government in ideological votes of no confidence, he will lose all the credit he has now." However, he added, if Feiglin supports a no confidence motion submitted by Eldad, his future in Likud will be short; "Once he...
  • Deportation of Obama's Uncle on Hold as Immigration Board Re-Opens Case

    12/04/2012 3:17:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 4, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    (CNSNews.com) -- The U.S Board of Immigration Appeals has agreed to reopen the immigration case of Onyango Obama, delaying the deportation of the 68-year old Kenyan who violated an order to leave the United States in 1992. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed to CNSNews.com on Tuesday that Obama, who is the president’s uncle, was granted a rehearing last week and his case is being re-opened. “The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded the case back to Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) for reconsideration. It is inappropriate for ICE to offer any further comment on this case,” Brian...
  • Senior MP Ann Clwyd says her husband ´died like a battery hen´ in hospital

    12/04/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/4/12 | John-Paul Ford Rojas
    Ann Clwyd broke down as she spoke about the final moments of Owen Roberts, who contracted pneumonia after being admitted.[Snip] She said her husband was squashed against the side of his bed, his lips dry, and cold from a fan that had been turned on for a patient in an adjacent bay. A light had been flicked on in the four-bed ward and someone shouted out “anybody for breakfast?” just moments before he died., Ms Clwyd said. She painted a picture of nurses who treated her husband with “coldness, resentment, indifference and even contempt"
  • NBC's Bob Costas Says Anti-Gun Commentary Was A "Mistake" (with audio)

    12/04/2012 2:40:56 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 81 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 4, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    BOB COSTAS: And for a long time, I’ve been wanting to get off my chest my disgust with this idea that every time something tragic happens, no matter what it may be, that in any way touches sports, there’s a chorus of people saying, 'You know, this really puts it in perspective.’ Which is a bunch of nonsense, because if that was true, we wouldn’t have to have that perspective readjusted every time the next tragedy occurs. It’s a bunch of nonsense. And what I was trying to say was, that if you want some perspective on this, there are...
  • Douglass High School Mess Reflects a System Wide Failure

    12/04/2012 2:37:08 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 38 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 12-4-12 | The Oklahoman Editorial
    <p>ON the first day Douglass High School students walked the halls of their new building, the Oklahoma City School Board chairman at the time stood before students with a message of hope.</p> <p>“The investment they made in you is one we expect to pay off for years to come,” Cliff Hudson said that day in January 2006. He was referencing voter support of MAPS for Kids, which paid for the new Douglass and hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of capital improvements throughout the district.</p>
  • U.S. Oil Output Hits Nearly 15-Year High

    12/04/2012 2:36:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | TENNILLE TRACY
    WASHINGTON—U.S. crude-oil production reached its highest level in nearly 15 years in September, thanks in large part to the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Tuesday. Daily production averaged nearly 6.5 million barrels, the EIA said, an increase of about 900,000 barrels over September 2011. The statistics reflect the growing role of the U.S. as a dominant energy producer. Last month, the International Energy Agency said the U.S. could overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's largest oil producer by 2020. The EIA is slated to come out this week with an...
  • Lawyer for George Zimmerman 'frustrated' at prosecutors' withholding of graphic photo

    12/04/2012 2:32:53 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The attorney for George Zimmerman said he is "frustrated" that prosecutors withheld a color photo of the Florida gunman that could bolster his case that Zimmerman was being beaten when he shot Trayvon Martin. The graphic photo of Zimmerman, taken the night of his fateful confrontation with Florida teen Trayvon Martin, shows the accused murderer with a bloody face. Zimmerman’s legal team released the photo, which was taken by police, after prosecutors substituted it in for a black and white photocopy that had been submitted earlier. "I get frustrated when certain evidence gets out and other evidence is withheld," said...
  • For 2016, Bush vs. Clinton

    12/04/2012 2:29:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012
    Jeb Bush in 2016? (CNN) -- For all of our post-2012 election talk about the changing culture, the changing demographics and, perhaps, a changing party, preliminary thoughts out of D.C. about the 2016 election have us headed toward not much change at all: Clinton vs Bush ... again. I am as intrigued by the prospects of these two juggernauts, Jeb and Hillary, locking ideological horns as I am repulsed by the thought of half of my life being dominated by two family names. One, Clinton, has risen from the ashes after the White House. The other name, Bush, is so...
  • George W. Bush praises immigrants

    12/04/2012 2:27:23 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | Kevin Cirilli
    In a rare public policy speech, former President George W. Bush said Tuesday that immigrants both help the American economy and “invigorate our soul.” “America is a nation of immigrants. Immigrants have helped build a country that we have became, and immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow. Not only do immigrants help build our economy, they invigorate our soul,” Bush said.
  • Reserve estimate boosted 19 percent for proposed Twin Metals mine near Ely in NE Minnesota

    12/04/2012 2:23:58 PM PST · by DManA · 25 replies
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 12/4/.12 | STEVE KARNOWSKI
    According to the new estimate, the site contains "indicated resources" of 13.7 billion pounds of copper, 4.4 billion pounds of nickel and 21.2 million ounces of palladium, platinum and gold. The company has high confidence in those estimates because they're based on samples from a high number of drill sites. It separately projects "inferred resources" of 11.8 billion pounds of copper, 4 billion pounds of nickel and 12.8 million ounces of precious metals, but those estimates are less certain because they're based on fewer samples.
  • Boehner faces conservative backlash over tax proposal, even as Dems resist offer (RINO traitor)

    12/04/2012 2:17:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/4/12 | Fox News
    Conservatives in both chambers are already starting to pounce on House Speaker John Boehner's fiscal crisis counter-proposal, in a sign of the political risk the speaker took by calling for $800 billion in new tax revenue -- though that proposal was rebuffed by President Obama. Tea Party-aligned conservative South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint said Tuesday that the House Republicans' plan "will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more." On the House side, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Boehner's proposal was "not a good place to start." Meanwhile, conservative think tanks and advocacy groups like the...
  • Kittens found inside sandwich bags in freezer, deputies say

    12/04/2012 2:16:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    WESH.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | WESH.com
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Petersburg man was arrested and charged with four counts of animal cruelty and one count of battery after a visitor at his home found four kittens in the freezer, police said. Florida mug shots: Dec. 3 ROBERT AUDETTE Check out the latest mug shots from around the state of Florida. More One of the kittens was dead when deputies arrived at the home late Sunday afternoon. Deputies said Rodney J. Blanchard, 49, asked a visitor at his home to get him a beer out of the freezer. When the visitor went to the freezer,...
  • Majority of young voters wants bigger government

    12/04/2012 2:14:22 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/28/12 | Daily Caller News Foundation
    Nearly 6 in 10 young voters support bigger government — a worrisome statistic for conservatives who want to increase their presence on college campuses and among the under-30 crowd. According to the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of young voters think the government should do more — something only 44 percent of all voters support. On government-run healthcare, the most popular policy preference among young voters was to expand it. Young voters were also far more likely to identify as liberals and members of the Democratic Party than older generations. For young conservative activists, making inroads on college campuses will...
  • Broun: Democrats Say Raise Taxes or Go to Hell

    12/04/2012 2:09:32 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 42 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/4/12 | Joe Rowdy
    (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s dismissal of Republican efforts to provide a solution to the looming fiscal cliff: “Democrats have basically told Republicans to either raise taxes, or go to hell,” said Broun. “Forcing us to choose between hurting families and small businesses or going off the fiscal cliff is not only counter-productive – it simply doesn’t make sense for righting our nation’s fiscal crisis. The Democrats’ math just doesn’t add up; there is no way to tax our way out of this mess. Even if they...
  • Texas attorney in mental ward still wants to practice law

    12/04/2012 1:59:50 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    KSAT ^ | 12-04-2012
    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas attorney who is a patient at a psychiatric hospital and was found incompetent to stand trial in an assault case is still trying to practice law and get a theft charge against a client dismissed. But an appeals court has questioned whether Carolyn Barnes can continue representing her client while she remains institutionalized. The Austin American-Statesman reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/TBTc9U ) that Barnes has been committed to Kerrville State Hospital since mid-2011. She is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after being accused of firing a handgun in 2010 at a census worker...