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  • Tim Scott's bio raises Senate appeal

    12/07/2012 12:35:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/07/2012 | Kate Nocera and Seung Min Kim
    Rep. Tim Scott already brought a remarkable personal story to his first term in the House: a conservative black Republican, raised poor in the corner of South Carolina where the Civil War started. But if the buzz in Washington and South Carolina is right, Scott might soon be the first African-American senator from the South since Reconstruction if Gov. Nikki Haley decides to appoint him to the seat vacated by Sen. Jim DeMint, who abruptly resigned Thursday to take a job running The Heritage Foundation. It seems to be a logical fit: DeMint and Scott are close, personally and ideologically,...
  • Supreme Court will take up gay marriage cases (In Late March)

    12/07/2012 12:34:14 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 137 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/07/2012 | Shannon Bream and AP
    <p>The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.</p>
  • Botched Burglar Calls 911 On Himself

    12/07/2012 12:31:51 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 3 replies
    CBSDFW.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Ryan Crowe
    SPRINGTOWN (CBSDFW.COM) - An accused burglar is in the Parker County jail after he called 911, afraid of the homeowner who was holding him at gunpoint. He stayed on the phone for more than 10 minutes with the operator, even trying to convince himself the scenario wasn’t real. The man, Christopher Moore, was in the process of burglarizing a home in the 100 block of Lelon Lane in Springtown Tuesday morning when the owner of the home woke up and found Moore in his bedroom. James Gerow said he thought it was his son, until he got up and realized...
  • White House Deletes Petition on 'kill US troops' Gangnam Style Rapper PSY at Obama Christmas Show

    12/07/2012 12:12:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    The White House via email | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Kristinn
    On 12/07/12, We the People, WhiteHouse.gov wethepeople@whitehouse.gov wrote: Your petition “rescind invite to Gangnam Style rapper PSY to perform for Pres. Obama at Christmas party over troop killing song lyrics” has been removed from the We the People platform on WhiteHouse.gov because it was in violation of the We the People Terms of Participation. This petition was removed for the following reason: o The petition was outside the scope of We the People. Learn more about the We the People Terms of Participation: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/how-why/terms-participation Learn more about the We the People Moderation Policy: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/how-why/moderation-policy If you would like to request...
  • Obama and the lost generation

    12/07/2012 12:07:55 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 33 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/7/12 | Judson Phillips
    We have a lost generation of Americans. We who make up the baby boom generation still talk about the American dream. For the lost generation, the American dream is now dead. Who are the lost generation and why is the American dream nothing but a myth to them? The lost generation is the group we call “Millennials.” They are the people under 30. Why is their generation lost?
  • Bailout on the Brink: Judge Set to Rule on Case that Could Reverse Auto Bailout [General Motors]

    12/06/2012 3:13:02 PM PST · by grundle · 43 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    A New York federal judge may rule imminently on a case that could reverse the General Motors (GM) bailout and send the company back into bankruptcy, according to sources close to the case. At issue is a backroom deal hatched by GM to fulfill the Obama administration’s demand for a quick bankruptcy, draining the automaker of nearly all of its cash on hand and leaving it in worse shape than it was when it collapsed in 2009. One condition of GM’s bailout was to shore up its overseas subsidiaries. On the eve of entering bankruptcy, the company cut a $367...
  • Obama to take corporate cash for inauguration

    12/07/2012 10:28:58 AM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/2/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    But the sources say the new decision is driven by pragmatism: The president and his team just wrapped up the most expensive campaign in history — with costs topping $1 billion — and they’ve determined that their donors are simply tapped out. The cost of an Inauguration can run into the tens of millions. Obama spent $47 million in 2009. And raising that in a matter of six weeks is too difficult without throwing open the flood gates, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The inaugural fundraising team will be screening each corporate donation. Those determined to...
  • There is no ‘Trust us’ clause in Constitution: NY Archdiocese wins ruling on HHS mandate

    12/07/2012 11:29:49 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 6, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) — In a strongly worded judgment a federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit from the Archdiocese of New York against the Obama administration’s HHS mandate may proceed. The Obama administration had argued that the archdiocese’s lawsuit was premature, since the administration may still make adjustments to the mandate that would stop it from having any effect on the archdiocese. After announcing the mandate in February, the Obama administration had announced a “safe harbor” that would prevent the mandate from applying to certain religious employers until August 2013. However, Judge Brian Cogan slapped...
  • LGBT attempts to stop diversity of thought in Salina, Kansas

    12/07/2012 11:11:13 AM PST · by 1pitech · 5 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 12-07-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    This is an interview with Luci Larson talking about the LGBT community and their attempt to have her removed from a committee that has influence on ordinances in Salina, Kansas.
  • Obama Remembers Pearl Harbor By Promoting Picture of Himself

    12/07/2012 10:49:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Just this week President Obama celebrated Rosa Parks by publishing a photo of himself on a bus and now the White House can't even commemorate Pearl Harbor without bringing Obama's face into the picture. From the White House Twitter feed: Because it's all about him.
  • Phony cheer in unemployment numbers

    12/07/2012 8:10:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Obama partisans are hailing the "surprising" fall in unemployment as a sign that a recovery is showing strength. But the official metric for unemployment, U-3, counts only people actively looking for jobs, and that is the figure which has declined to 7.7%. Neil Irwin in the Washington Post explains: The jobless rate dropped in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000, suggesting that people gave up looking for work. The number of people saying they had a job actually fell by 122,000. And the Labor Department revised downward its estimates of job creation in September and October by...
  • Unsealed court documents shed light on Albany Middle School teacher, suspected molester

    12/07/2012 10:30:46 AM PST · by AmericanSamurai · 9 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/06/2012 | Matthias Gafni
    Former Albany Middle School teacher and coach James Izumizaki exchanged thousands of flirtatious text messages, photos and videos with an underage student while committing lewd and lascivious acts, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. The popular 28-year-old teacher, who killed himself days after his Sept. 26 arrest, open-mouth kissed the student on multiple occasions on the Albany Middle School campus while fondling the victim over clothes, a detective reported in previously secret court affidavits unsealed at the request of this newspaper. That suspected abuse was just the start of "extremely severe" allegations that have not been publicly released, said attorney...
  • Repeal and Replace the Republican Party

    12/07/2012 10:21:34 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | 07 Dec 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    By Tim Dunkin Many conservatives and liberty lovers have long thought that the Republican Party takes them for granted. We don't get the respect we deserve as the rank-and-file, the foot soldiers who actually try to make things happen for the Party at the local level — running the phones, donating the time and energy, going door to door in canvassing, and turning out to vote. Conservatives believe the Republican Party exists within our two-party system as the vehicle for promoting their views and advancing our agenda. Yet, this rarely seems to happen in practice, at least at the national...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Second Week in Office

    12/07/2012 10:15:47 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 12/7/12 | Nachum
    A Conservative News and Opinion ResourceThe Obama Administration: Year FourPresident Obama's Two Hundred and Second Week in Office12/6/2012It's 3am and nobody's thereFEMA teams told to 'sightsee' as Sandy victims sufferedDHS grants 'like winning the lottery' for state, local officialsObamanomics370k New Jobless Claims; Gallup Reports Unemployment Jump to 8.3%Online sales tax to be added to defense authorization billObama will visit the home of a middle class family in northern Virginia to talk about the importance of resolving the standoff over the fiscal cliff. Battery maker that received stimulus money could be sold to Chinese company Unbalanced Approach: Government Workers Work Less and...
  • 73% of New Jobs Created in Last 5 Months Are in Government [Analysis To Share w/your Obama friends]

    12/07/2012 9:55:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    cns news ^ | 12/7/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments.
  • Profitable not-for-profits

    12/07/2012 9:49:41 AM PST · by lowbridge
    ny post ^ | december 7, 2012
    Nechemya Weberman, an unlicensed counselor accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in his care, testified Wednesday that he ripped off a charity he founded ostensibly to help poor Brooklynites. “You used this not-for-profit for personal gain?” asked a Brooklyn prosecutor. “Yes I did,” Weberman replied, admitting that he spent donations meant for his group, B’Lev V’Nefesh, on tuition for his kids’ yeshiva — and that its cash was also spent at stores like BMG Corset & Lingerie. Creepy, sure. But par for the course in New York, where politicians routinely turn nonprofits into personal piggy banks. For example:
  • Pearl Harbor Day remembered on 71st anniversary (December 7th) [LIVE THREAD]

    12/07/2012 5:42:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    Newsday ^ | December 7, 2012 | Associated Press
    More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II. Ceremonies get under way with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombing began in 1941. The crew of a Navy guided-missile destroyer will stand on deck while the ship passes the USS Arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank decades ago. Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft will fly overhead in missing man formation. The Navy and...
  • For his next crisis: California’s green folly (Jerry Brown)

    12/07/2012 9:39:28 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    ny post ^ | december 7, 2012 | ben boychuk
    Saving the planet isn’t easy — or cheap —especially in California. The state’s anti-global-warming cap-and-trade program is the latest gimmick to leave it with yet another big hole to fill in its budget. The Golden State’s new carbon-trading program is the world’s second largest, after the European Union’s. The stated goal is to cut greenhouse-gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and another 80 percent by 2050. But California held its very first “carbon credit” auction last month — and it was a big disappointment. Under cap-and-trade, regulators set a limit on how much carbon dioxide a business or utility...
  • Consumer Confidence Plunges Over the Cliff

    12/07/2012 9:37:57 AM PST · by John W · 4 replies
    wallstcheatsheet.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Eric McWhinnie
    Despite a better-than-expected November unemployment report, consumer confidence in the United States plummeted in December to its lowest level in four months. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s preliminary index on consumer sentiment dropped to 74.5 this month, sharply lower when compared to the 5-year high of 82.7 in November. It was the lowest reading since August and well below estimates. Economists polled in a survey expected a median of 82.0, with the 67 economists projecting the figure to range between 80.0 and 88.0. Economists surveyed by Reuters placed a median forecast of 82.4 on the report. The fiscal cliff, a...
  • $100K in jewelry stolen from Calif. Rep. Issa home

    12/07/2012 9:27:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    ny post/AP ^ | december 7, 2012
    VISTA, Calif. — San Diego County authorities say $100,000 worth of jewelry has been stolen in a burglary at the home of California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa. U-T San Diego says more than 50 items, including watches, rings, earrings and bracelets, were taken from the Vista home on Nov. 29. No arrests have been made.