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  • 75 Percent of Obama's Proposed Tax Hikes To Go Toward New Spending

    12/11/2012 4:35:28 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:04 AM, Dec 11, 2012 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Seventy-five percent of the new revenue pulled in by President Barack Obama's "fiscal cliff" plan would go toward new spending, not toward deficit reduction, the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee contends. Here's a chart, detailing how money from the new tax hikes would be distributed: According to the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, $1.2 trillion of the proposed $1.6 trillion in tax hikes would go toward new spending, while only $400 billion would go toward deficit reduction. "The [president's] plan called for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, twice what the president asked for in the campaign....
  • Turning Pull Into Push?

    12/11/2012 4:19:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 10 December 2012 | Adrian Cho
    Enlarge Image Up and away. Whereas a point charge is always attracted to an underlying surface, a sideways moving line of charge can be repelled, one physicist calculates. Credit: Primož R. Ribič, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2012) It's textbook physics: An electric charge near the surface of a material gets pulled toward the surface. However, if the charge is spread out into the right shape and moves fast enough, that attraction becomes a repulsion, one physicist calculates. The odd finding could help physicists avoid unexpected effects when guiding beams of particles such as electrons. "At first I thought this was...
  • President Obama Predicts GOP Will Cave on Taxes

    12/11/2012 3:57:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 11, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the end of the year. "I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to trying to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals," Obama said today in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters. "I don't think they'll do that," he said of Republicans forcing tax-rate increases for families earning $250,000 a year or less. The sign of optimism follows weeks of tense negotiations and...
  • $1M gift to help illegal immigrants at UC Berkeley

    12/11/2012 3:55:13 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/11/2012 | The Associated PressAssociated Press
    BERKELEY, Calif.The University of California, Berkeley says a $1 million gift will help provide scholarships to nearly 200 students who are illegal immigrants
  • Obama: US recognizes Syria's main rebel group

    12/11/2012 3:48:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 11, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Syria's main opposition group the sole "legitimate representative" of its country's people Tuesday, deeming the move "a big step" in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian President Bashar Assad's embattled regime. Obama said the newly formed Syrian Opposition Council "is now inclusive enough" to be granted the elevated status, which paves the way for the greater U.S. support for the organization.
  • Leftists Call to Disqualify Nationalists for 'Racism'

    12/11/2012 3:37:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arut Sheva ^ | 11/12/12 | Elad Benari
    A leftist party that is running in the elections for the next Knesset has asked the Central Election Committee to disqualify Michael Ben-Ari, Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir from running in the elections in the Power to Israel party. The party that filed the appeal, leftist Eldad Yanivs Eretz Hadasha (lit. New Country), said that the three are guilty of incitement, racism and violation of democracy. Eretz Hadasha is also calling to disqualify Likud candidates Miri Regev and Danny Danon. In the appeal, the Power to Israel members are called the "Flowers of Kahane" because of their support for the...
  • Black Dignity: What's the #1 Cause of Death?

    12/11/2012 3:36:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    blackdignity.org ^ | Dr. Alveda King, et al.
    We Are Being Targeted. Our People Are Dying! In America today, almost as many African-American children are aborted as are born. A black baby is three times more likely to be aborted as a white baby. Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent. Twice as many African-Americans have died from abortion than have died from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined.
  • Livni: In Each Generation, Some Refuse to Give Up

    12/11/2012 3:28:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/12
    Tzipi Livni lit Hanukkah candles Tuesday evening with activists from her new party.... In every generation a group of people arise who do not give in, and who fight against every challenge, even if it is hard and the odds do not look good, she said. The group keeps fighting to bring the light.
  • Lieberman: PA Tax Money Belongs to Israel

    12/11/2012 3:20:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/12
    The taxes Israel collected for the Palestinian Authority but did not pass on should go to Israel anyway to cover the PAs debts, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday, speaking at a Hanukkah event for Yisrael Beytenu party activists. I hear theyre saying that Israel froze the Palestinians tax money. We didnt freeze any Palestinian money, he said. To this point we paid 700 million shekels advance salaries for PA workers and we paid another 900 million when we absorbed the cost of water and electricity that the Palestinians were supposed to pay for but did not What were doing...
  • China sacks officials over Golden Rice controversy

    12/11/2012 3:18:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 10 December 2012 | Jane Qiu
    Chinese families did not give consent for children to consume genetically modif[i]ed rice in the part US-funded study. China has sacked three officials for breaching Chinese laws and ethical regulations during a trial in which children were fed genetically modified rice. The trial’s legitimacy was questioned in August by the environmental group Greenpeace. A three-month investigation, led by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), culminated in the decision on 6 December to sack two members of the CDC’s own staff — Yin Shi’an, the principal investigator of the Chinese arm of the project, in Beijing, and Hu...
  • Concealed-carry in Illinois, at last

    12/11/2012 3:06:15 PM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11 dec 2012 | Steve Chapman
    Illinois is the only state in the country that does not make some provision for ordinary citizens to carry concealed firearms. But not for long. Today, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state ban is unconstitutional because it violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. It's a surprising decision, and it may not survive Supreme Court scrutiny. But it has forced state legislators, who have 180 days to draft a new conceal-carry law, to take the idea seriously -- something they have stubbornly refused to do. There is a strong anti-gun culture in Illinois, particularly...
  • Obama Hires 101 New Federal Employees A Day

    12/11/2012 3:04:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/11/12 | News Investors
  • GOP throws Obama's old deficit stands back at him (Barf Alert!)

    12/11/2012 2:58:09 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Excite.com ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    GOP throws Obama's old deficit stands back at him Dec 11, 2:17 PM (ET) By CHARLES BABINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama's proposals to avoid a "fiscal cliff" come from the president himself, in comments he made months or years before his re-election. Stung by the GOP's midterm election gains in 2010, Obama took stands that differ from his current positions on raising tax rates, adjusting Social Security and other topics now dominating Washington as a Dec. 31 deadline nears. Sometimes gleefully, Republicans throw Obama's old words back at him. They portray...
  • UNION THUG Who Beat Steven Crowder IDed His Name Is Tony Camargo (Updated)-Video

    12/11/2012 2:57:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 135 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/11/12 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The union official who sucker punched Steven Crowder today in Michigan has been identified. His name is Tony.</p>
  • Auto Bailout Loss Could Exceed $70 Billion

    12/11/2012 2:53:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/12 | Seton Motley
    Courtesy of the $83 billion auto bailout - on which we are already poised to lose more than $40 billion - the taxpayers are stuck with 26% stock ownership of General Motors (GM). It could get much worse. Judge Set to Rule on Case That Could Reverse Auto Bailout A New York federal judge may rule imminently on a case that could reverse the General Motors bailout and send the company back into bankruptcy.... At issue is a backroom deal hatched by GM to fulfill the Obama administrations demand for a quick bankruptcy, draining the automaker of nearly all of...
  • Michigan Legislature sends governor right-to-work

    12/11/2012 2:43:48 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2013 5:03 PM (ET) | JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a bitterly contested right-to-work plan limiting the power of unions, a devastating and once unthinkable defeat for organized labor in a state considered a cradle of the movement. Unswayed by Democrats' pleas and thousands of protesters inside and outside the state Capitol, the House approved two final bills, sending them on to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. One dealt with private sector workers, the other with government employees. Both measures cleared the Senate last week.
  • Westfield (MA) gives huge welcome to Wreaths Across America

    12/11/2012 2:34:28 PM PST · by matt04 · 1 replies
    America will always be strong because of communities like Westfield, Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America, said while attending a special veterans memorial at Stanley Park on Tuesday. More than 200 city veterans, schoolchildren and residents attended the ceremony and welcomed Worcester and her entourage that included Maines First Lady Ann LePage, American Gold Star Mothers president Mary Beyers, retired Army Major Gen. Peter M. Aylward and eight tractor-trailers full of holiday wreaths en route to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. My heart is full seeing all the children and others who turned out today, said Worcester,...
  • Lawmakers question gift of 20 F-16s to Morsi's Egypt

    12/11/2012 2:30:16 PM PST · by Ron C. · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2012 | Maxim Lott
    Key lawmakers expressing concerns about the Obama administration's plan to send 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, where new President Mohamed Morsi's allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power. Under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when Morsi's U.S.-friendly predecessor Hosni Mubarak was in charge, the U.S. is giving the planes to Egypt's air force, which already has more than 200 of the aircraft. The first four jets are to be delivered beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told FoxNews.com. But the $213...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Tuesday, December-11-2012

    12/11/2012 2:00:48 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 28 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • US Debt - Visualized in physical $100 bills

    12/11/2012 1:20:42 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=iTBODoBaCns&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DiTBODoBaCns%26feature%3Dyoutu.be