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  • Obama to launch effort led by Biden to create new policies in wake of school shooting

    12/19/2012 3:48:52 AM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/19/2012 | ap
    President Barack Obama will launch an administration-wide effort Wednesday to create new policies aimed at preventing another mass school shooting. ,,,, Obama aides say Obama is likely to pursue some tightening of gun laws, including a ban on assault-style weapons.
  • Ke$ha’s ‘Die Young’ takes steep drop on radio after Newtown [No calling for ban on violent music]

    12/19/2012 3:45:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | December 18, 2012 | Ray Rahman
    After the massacre in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, some radio stations across the country have pulled Ke$ha’s “Die Young” single from rotation, TMZ reports. The Warrior song was the No. 3 single on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time of the tragic shooting, but it looks like the track is now plummeting from the charts. On Saturday, TMZ reports, airplay had dropped by 3 million listeners, and by Monday, that figure had fallen even further to about 148 million listeners —a 19 million drop from before the tragedy. The last time a song or artist dropped this steeply? When...
  • Man Arrested For Facebook Comments

    12/19/2012 1:48:19 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    700WLW News ^ | December 17, 2012 | 700WLW News
    (Finneytown)--18 year old Devon Carey from Finneytown was arrested after he allegedly threated to shoot children. Police say that Carey was tired of seeing all the comments about the tragedy in Connecticut on his facebook feed. He said he was so fed up that it made him want shoot kids himself.
  • Obama to lay out first steps in gun policy talks after Newtown tragedy

    12/19/2012 3:33:12 AM PST · by Innovative · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Dana Ford and Holly Yan
    With the shock and horror from Newtown giving way to anger and calls for action, President Barack Obama will announce his first concrete steps Wednesday in addressing the raging debate about gun policy. Obama is expected to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will lead an inter-agency process to develop policy in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre. White House aides say Obama won't announce major policy decisions Wednesday, but will outline his administration's path forward. "These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change," Obama told a packed auditorium at Newtown High School on Sunday.
  • Gun-control talks move to forefront [POLITICIANS RUSHING TO DESTROY LIBERTY!]

    12/19/2012 3:08:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 19, 2012
    With the massacre of schoolchildren in a Connecticut town still searing American hearts, conversations about gun control and how best to prevent mass shootings reverberated through the corridors of government at all levels yesterday. In Washington, President Barack Obama lent support to an announcement by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that she would craft a bill to reinstate the nation’s assault-weapons ban and close the so-called gun-show loophole permitting the sale of guns without a background check... In Michigan, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have allowed some gun owners to bring concealed weapons to places such as...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 19, 2012

    12/19/2012 2:53:27 AM PST · by sneakers · 15 replies
    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 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 http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/
  • Report on Benghazi attack cites "systemic failures" [Miami news says "no one person to blame"]

    12/19/2012 2:45:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | December 18, 2012
    - An independent review of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi released Tuesday cited "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" at the State Department. The attacks killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The failures resulted in a security plan "that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the 39-page, unclassified version of the report concluded.
  • Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept. ('systemic failures')

    12/19/2012 2:44:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept.By Julian Pecquet - 12/19/12 05:30 AM ET The Benghazi report released Tuesday night bemoans “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” in Hillary Clinton's State Department that could come back to haunt her should she run for president in 2016. Clinton remains one of the nation's most popular politicians and has worked tirelessly to improve America's image abroad following President George W. Bush's tenure. The independent review of the Sept. 11 attack, however, tarnishes that legacy by faulting the department for failing to put in place a coordinated approach for handling...
  • Women Sue DPS for roadside body cavity search

    12/19/2012 2:32:26 AM PST · by tuffydoodle · 81 replies
    myfoxdfw.com ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | Shaun Rabb
    <p>DALLAS - Two women claim they were molested during a body cavity search on the side of the road. They are now suing the Texas Department of Public Safety and its officers.</p> <p>Angel Hobbs, 38, and her 24-year-old niece, Ashley Hobbs, were stopped along Highway 161 in July.</p>
  • Gay Marine Pops the Question in the White House

    12/19/2012 2:17:07 AM PST · by maddog55 · 56 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 03:15 AM | Stephen Feller
    A U.S. Marine Corps captain proposed to his partner in front of a Christmas tree at the White House Saturday in the first gay engagement to happen there. Capt. Matthew Phelps asked his boyfriend Ben Schock to marry him in the grand foyer of the White House, on the six-month anniversary of their first date, which also was at the White House, reported ABC News. “Our first date was to the White House, so I wanted to propose to him there,” Phelps told ABC News. “When I got invited to the holiday tour — six months to the day that...
  • Kasich Will Not Delay Signing Of New Gun Bill(OH)

    12/19/2012 12:39:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    10tv.com ^ | 17 December, 2012 | NA
    “I’m a Second Amendment supporter and that’s not going to change. There are a range of issues at play here involving mental health, school security and a culture that at times fails to reject the glorification of violence that can desensitize us to the sanctity and majesty of life. Going forward, we need to pay close attention to what the experts conclude from this incident in order to see if there are lessons to be learned and applied here in Ohio," said Kasich.
  • A word from Stephen Hunter

    12/19/2012 12:38:13 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 18 Dec 2012 | Stephen Hunter
    It seems odd that in the orgy of recrimination, faux solemnity and glycerine tears of the past few days on the issue of “What can we do?” no one has mentioned something that is A.) Immediate, B) Cheap and C) Bound to be effective and at the least, D) Certainly worth trying. That is if the New York Times, the Washington Post, People Magazine, NBC, CBS, CNN and Fox–Big Media, USA– were to announce, jointly, the following voluntary policy: “As of January 1, 2013, we will not publish or broadcast the name, photograph or background of anyone who attempts or...
  • Man shoots another in self defense at East Monague Market

    12/19/2012 12:34:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    counton2.com ^ | 17 December, 2012 | NA
    Fleming went into the store, while his girlfriend waited in the vehicle. According to the girlfriend Rodrequez Shaw approached the vehicle in the parking lot and they exchanged words. Shaw then entered the store with a handgun and approaching Fleming. Fleming pulled a handgun and fired two rounds striking Shaw. Shaw fled the store and collapsed a short distance from the rear door. He was later pronounced dead.
  • Store Owner, Robbery Suspects Exchange Gunfire in West Little Rock(AR)

    12/19/2012 12:29:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    arkansasmatters.com ^ | 17 December, 2012 | NA
    The Little Rock Police Department is investigating a weekend shooting incident on the city's west side after a store owner exchanges gunfire with suspects who tried to rob his business. It happened Saturday afternoon around 4:45 along North Bowman Road. A police officer on patrol said he heard two to three loud bangs before he was flagged down by several people reporting the shooting. Police say the 27-year-old owner of Urban Swagg said three suspects beat him in the head and face before tying him up and then tying up his 25-year-old girlfriend too. It happened after the men walked...
  • Florence County resident shoots home intruder, deputies say

    12/19/2012 12:24:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    FLORENCE, S.C. -- The victim of an attempted burglary was awakened and fired several shots at the intruder, hitting him in the leg, Florence Deputies said on Monday. According to Investigators, the residents of the dwelling on Old McAllister Road awoke to find an intruder in the home mid-morning on Monday, deputies said in a press release. The victim fired several shots at the suspect while inside the residence and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was later found a short distance from the residence with a gunshot wound to the leg, deputies said. Deputies did not say when...
  • Jihadists Exploit Syrian Turmoil as the Islamic State of Iraq Makes a Comeback

    12/18/2012 11:38:09 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 12/14/2012 | Ludovico Carlino
    Iraq’s armed Islamist front is beginning to see favorable results from a new phase in the movement’s struggle that began in the summer. The plan, entitled “Demolishing the Walls,” was announced in a July 21 audio message by Abu Bakr al-Qurayshi al-Baghdadi, the Amir of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), a Sunni Islamist umbrella group formed in 2006 by al-Qaeda in Iraq. [1] Since last July, the ISI has been able to orchestrate an effective and geographically widespread bombing campaign in regions ranging from Mosul and Kirkuk in the north to Basra and Nasiriya in the south. Targets of...
  • Giants star Victor Cruz visits family of biggest fan and Sandy Hook victim

    12/18/2012 11:19:27 PM PST · by dead · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/19/12 | LAUREL BABCOCK in Sandy Hook, Conn. and YOAV GONEN in NY
    Jack would have loved it. New York Giants star wide-receiver Victor Cruz visited the family of his biggest little fan, 6-year-old Jack Pinto, in Connecticut today, paying respects to the family four days after Jack was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School bloodbath. On Sunday, Cruz had honored the little boy by dedicating a football game to his memory. Today, the day after Jack was buried, Cruz spent more than three hours in the family's Sandy Hook home visiting with family, friends and neighbors of little Jack — who was buried in his favorite football jersey, No. 80, Cruz's...
  • Clackamas mall shooter faced man with concealed weapon

    12/18/2012 11:06:08 PM PST · by MPJackal · 8 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 17 December 2012 | Mike Benner
    by Mike Benner, KGW Staff Posted on December 17, 2012 at 5:18 AM Updated yesterday at 11:52 AM PORTLAND -- Nick Meli is emotionally drained.  The 22-year-old was at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a masked man opened fire. "I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, 'are you serious?,'" he said the friend and baby hit the floor.  Meli, who has a concealed carry permit, positioned himself behind a pillar. "He was working on his rifle," said Meli.  "He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side." The break in gunfire...
  • NYT: The Puzzle of Black Republicans ("modern black Republicans have been more tokens...")

    12/18/2012 10:45:48 PM PST · by dead · 47 replies
    The NY Times ^ | December 18, 2012 | ADOLPH L. REED Jr.
    WHEN Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina announced on Monday that she would name Representative Tim Scott to the Senate, it seemed like another milestone for African-Americans. Mr. Scott will complete the term of Senator Jim DeMint, who is leaving to run Heritage Foundation. He will be the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction; the first black Republican senator since 1979, when Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts retired; and, indeed, only the seventh African-American ever to serve in the chamber. But this “first black” rhetoric tends to interpret African-American political successes — including that of President Obama —...
  • Jon Hammar May Be Released Friday

    12/18/2012 10:20:19 PM PST · by JouleZ · 8 replies
    KFI ^ | 12-18-2012 | John and Ken
    Jon Hammar to be released on Friday from a Mexican jail. The former Marine's mother speaks about his freedom at the link.