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  • Drilling Opponents Plan Rally In Northeast Ohio

    12/31/2012 6:58:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    cleveland.cbslocal.com ^ | December 28, 2012 6:06 AM
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Anti-drilling demonstrators say a new movie is inspiring a protest in Youngstown, where deep injection of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing was linked to a series of earthquakes. The group Frackfree Ohio planned a rally Friday afternoon. It’s seeking to draw attention to an initiative it’s pursuing that would prohibit drilling rigs, wastewater deep-injection wells and other oil and gas infrastructure around homes, schools, cemeteries, parks and national forests
  • Torii Hunter being criticized for his comment on gay athletes

    12/31/2012 6:49:50 PM PST · by JohnSmith13 · 12 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/31/12 | Houston Mitchell
    Former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter is receiving some criticism for his comments in a story by The Times' Kevin Baxter about homosexuals in sports. In the story, Hunter said he would find it difficult to be supportive of a teammate with a different sexual orientation than his own:
  • President Obama, Hillary Clinton named most admired people of the year in Gallup poll

    12/31/2012 6:43:53 PM PST · by South40 · 22 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 12/31/2012 | Kelsey Osterman
    Fiscal cliff and medical issues aside, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton each have something to celebrate at the end of 2012. The leaders were named ‘Most Admired Man of the Year’ and ‘Most Admired Woman of the Year,’ respectively, in a Gallup poll. Clinton, who was mentioned by 21 percent of those polled, has taken the title for 11 straight years, and 17 years total. She was followed by First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice and Sarah Palin. Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, Queen Elizabeth II and Kate Middleton also made the list.
  • Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods: U-T’s 2012 Persons of the Year

    12/31/2012 5:59:22 PM PST · by South40 · 17 replies
    They died defending us all Navy SEALs — resourceful, courageous, devoted and disciplined — represent the best qualities of our community and our nation. Whether in high-profile operations like tracking down and killing Osama bin Laden or strategic efforts like seizing and preserving power plants in the opening days of the Iraq War in 2003, Navy SEALs are the silent professionals whose sacrifices protect our values and our nation. It is our privilege that so many of these special forces are trained at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. When something goes horribly wrong — as it did in Benghazi, Libya,...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-31-12

    12/31/2012 5:56:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-31-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Reaching Deals Is Hard. Here's Why

    12/31/2012 5:41:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 31, 2012 | GERALD F. SEIB
    Why is this so hard? To many Americans, that is the question that hovered above the elusive search for a deficit-reduction deal that once again tied Washington in knots, despite a full year's advance warning that a deal was necessary. Even when the contours of a possible big deal were possible to see weeks ago, the path to compromise—to say nothing of consensus—proved hard for the two parties to travel. Then, even when both sides lowered their sights to seek a more modest deal than the "grand bargain" once envisioned, the normal give-and-take of a negotiation, in which the two...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Showed "Incredible Arrogance" Ridiculing Congress At Press Conference (video)

    12/31/2012 5:21:00 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 31, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I found it astonishing. Here he is -- coming out to speak to the nation at a crucial moment -- in very delicate negotiations and he comes out there with incredible arrogance. He ridicules the Congress, he spikes the football on the Republicans. He rubs in the fact that they were resisting a raise in rates and he made them do it. And of course, as always, he places himself hovering benignly at an Olympian level above the fray, where the children are playing in the sand box and he's asking that everybody be reasonable as if he...
  • Port Authority cop accused of owning 'Newtown'-style assault rifle

    12/31/2012 4:38:43 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 122 replies
    This gun lover carries a badge. Port Authority cop Jeffrey Haner was busted on possession of two illegal assault weapons, including the same type of Bushmaster rifle used in the Newtown massacre, authorities said. Ramsey, NJ, police said they took a total of 10 weapons from Haner after his wife asked for a temporary restraining order. The 41-year-old cop, who works at the George Washington Bridge and made $175,000 last year, also had eight legal guns, including two handguns, Ramsey police said. But Haner’s .223-caliber Bushmaster and Chinese-made Norinco rifle were fitted with accessories including flash suppressors that made them...
  • Office of Congressional Ethics could soon be silenced by those it investigates

    12/31/2012 4:37:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/31/2012 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Formed in 2008 as part of Rep. Nancy Pelosi's laughable promise to "drain the swamp" when she gained the gavel in 2006, the Office of Congressional Ethics is an independent group that investigates ethics complaints about Congress. Here's the catch: the Congress it investigates must actually go about the business of nominating its appointees, reauthorizing and funding it or it will cease to exist. As one might expect, princesses are not overly fond of paying others to place peas under their mattresses, endangering their delicate hindquarters.So, the Office of Congressional Ethics is in danger, with its creator Pelosi and Rep....
  • Executives at collapsed Iceland bank jailed for fraud

    12/31/2012 4:00:01 PM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 29, 2012 | Reuters
    REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Two former executives at an Icelandic bank which collapsed in the 2008 financial meltdown were sentenced to jail on Friday for fraud which led to a 53 million euro loss, in the first major trial of Icelandic bankers linked to the crisis. All three of the small North Atlantic island's top banks collapsed in quick succession in October 2008 due to big debts incurred during a rapid overseas expansion. Glitnir was the first to fall after the collapse of Lehman Brothers caused international credit markets to freeze up.
  • President Obama is Responsible for Our Fiscal Mess

    12/31/2012 3:56:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2012 | Neil Snyder
    President Obama is responsible for our fiscal mess. I'm not exaggerating, and I'm not saying that simply because I think that Barack Obama is a terrible president, although I do think that he's an awful president. I'm saying that because the president has had ample opportunity over the past four years to arrive at a compromise solution to our immediate fiscal problem and then to make headway toward dealing with longer-term fiscal issues, but he has failed miserably. If the president had taken some of the advice of his own National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility, we wouldn't be counting the...
  • Judge halts contraceptive mandate for Mich. firm

    12/31/2012 3:23:00 PM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 31, 2012 | staff
    Detroit - A federal judge has ruled a property management company owned by the founder of Domino´s Pizza doesn ´t have to immediately implement mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff ruled Sunday in favor of Tom Monaghan and his Domino´s Farms Corp.,near Ann Arbor. Monaghan,a devout Roman Catholic,says contraception isn´t health care but a "gravely immoral" practice. Zatkoff granted Monaghan´s emergency motion for a temporary restraining order until a final decision is made in the case.
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein Carries a Concealed Weapon

    12/31/2012 3:07:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Push Back Now ^ | 12/31/12 | PushBackNow
    “I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me,” said Feinstein. Hypocrisy Feinstein? Despite calling in the same year for an outright ban on all firearms, Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is set to introduce legislation that would gut the second amendment, said in 1995 that...
  • Skeptical US Senate Democrats seek meeting with Biden on 'fiscal cliff' deal

    12/31/2012 3:04:19 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/31/2012
    "Some Democrats complain that Biden went too far to find common ground with McConnell."
  • Obama’s Campaign-Style ‘Cliff’ Speech Rips GOP For Anti-Tax Stance, Praises Self For ‘Responsible’

    12/31/2012 2:46:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/31/12 | Andrew Kirell
    Speaking before a friendly crowd of “middle-class families” at the Old Executive Office building in Washington, D.C., this afternoon, President Obama addressed the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations, claiming that the deal was not achieved in his preferred “balanced approach” because of Republicans unwilling to negotiate higher taxes on the wealthy. While noting that the current plan includes no new spending cuts, he also added that any future debt deals will have to include more tax increases. “The potential agreement that’s being talked about would not only make sure the taxes don’t go up on middle class families, it also would...
  • Doctors: Blood clot located in Clinton's head

    12/31/2012 2:40:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 166 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 31, 2012 | Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee
    Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot say the clot formed in her head but they stress that they are confident she will make a full recovery. In an update Monday on Clinton’s condition, her doctors say the blood clot did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage. The clot is located in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear.
  • McCain Blasts Obama For 'Fun' And 'Jokes' In Press Conference, Wanting To Go Over Cliff For

    12/31/2012 2:39:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/31/12 | Noah Rothman
    Minutes after President Barack Obama left a stage flanked by supporters where he implored Congressional Republicans to support a tentative deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took to the floor of the Senate to accuse the president of “antagonizing” Republicans. He said that, based on the president’s casual press conference, he and the American people have to wonder whether Obama believes it is in his interest to go over the cliff. In his speech to his fellow colleagues in the Senate on Monday, McCain did not express any faith that Obama’s press conference had...
  • AP:House won't vote before midnight on 'cliff' deal

    12/31/2012 2:04:50 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/31/2012 | ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON -- The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff." House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber will vote Monday evening on other bills. They say that will be their only votes of the day. President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Monday they are near a deal to avoid wide-ranging tax increases and spending cuts - the fiscal cliff - that take effect with the new year.
  • URGENT: Illinois Legislature to Attempt Passage of Gun Ban THIS WEEK

    12/31/2012 2:02:09 PM PST · by blondee123 · 32 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 12/31/2013 | NRA-ILA
    URGENT: Illinois Anti-Gun Legislators That YOU Voted Out of Office to Use Their Last Remaining Days in Legislature Exploiting Lame Duck Session and Holiday Break To Impose a Draconian Gun Ban The NRA-ILA has just learned that anti-gun legislators backed by Governor Quinn are deceptively trying to sneak through a new draconian gun ban as early as Wednesday while the legislature convenes for the Lame Duck Session from January 2 to 9.
  • Exclusive - GOP: Cuts Won't Be Stopped, Despite Dems' Reluctance

    12/31/2012 1:55:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/31/12 | Ben Shapiro
    While the Washington Post reports this afternoon that Congress is considering pushing off all cuts under a new deal to avert the fiscal cliff, top Republicans say that is absolutely false. The sequester cuts will either go through now, as written, or they will be replaced for no more than two to three months to be more specifically calibrated to avoid the blunderbuss across-the-board cuts largely affecting defense. During that delay time, cuts equivalent to the cuts that would have happened under the sequester will take place. In short, the same amount will be cut under either deal; the only...
  • Obama Lists Those to Blame for the Fiscal Cliff and He's Not One of Them

    12/31/2012 1:40:19 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    IBD ^ | December 31, 2012 | Andrew Malcolm
    Well, at this hour of the last day of 2012, 10 days into the new Mayan calendar, it's become quite clear that the United States is falling off the much-looming fiscal cliff. Or perhaps it won't. Or maybe if it does, the Washington clowns will do something to reverse the new taxes and severe budget cuts in the next few days. Or do part of something. Or maybe not. Got it? As five or six of you probably saw, President Obama made a rare appearance on a Sunday talk show yesterday to put his spin on the events or non-events....
  • Rand Paul: Obama phones are bankrupting the country [Misleading Title]

    12/31/2012 1:37:50 PM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., argued that President Obama is not being honest when he indicates that tax increases on the wealthy, without significant spending cuts, can bring fiscal stability to the nation. “They offer you baubles,” Paul said in describing D.C. lawmakers, especially Obama. “They offer you something for free: ‘Here’s a cell phone. Just take the cell phone and vote for me, it’ll be okay.’ Here’s the problem: It’s not free. On the one hand, you get the free cell phone; on the other hand, you get four dollar gas. On the other hand, you get the price of...
  • Tax Deal Set, But No Agreement on Sequester (How Is This A "Deal?")

    12/31/2012 1:35:27 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 31 Dec 12 | Alan K. Ota
    Senate leaders appear to have reached a bipartisan agreement to avoid midnight tax increases, embracing a $450,000 earnings threshold for extending existing tax rates. But agreement remained out of reach Monday on how to avert $110 billion in automatic fiscal 2013 spending cuts scheduled to begin Jan. 2. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested that Congress move ahead with tax legislation and “continue to work on the sequester part in the coming months.” “We have reached agreement on all of the tax issues,” McConnell, R-Ky., told the Senate. “Let’s take what has been agreed to and get moving. . ....
  • AP reports Congress will miss deadline to avoid fiscal cliff

    12/31/2012 1:33:09 PM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    sacramento bee ^ | 12/31 | ap news
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress won't meet Monday midnight deadline on voting to avert 'fiscal cliff.' Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/31/5084967/ap-reports-congress-will-miss.html#storylink=cpy
  • NJ affirmative action female cop overpowered in police station by criminal who takes gun away

    12/31/2012 1:17:51 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 35 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Deember 31, 2012 | Michael Savage
    From "The Savage Nation" (Friday, December 28, 2012 edition)
  • Obama Transcript ("Spending cuts have already taken place")

    12/31/2012 1:14:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 31 Dec, 2012 | Satan
    <p>Last year, in 2011, we started reducing the deficit through $1 trillion in spending cuts. Those have already taken place. The agreement being worked on right now would further reduce the deficit by asking the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans to pay higher taxes for the first time in two decades.</p>
  • Upset Chelsea Clinton visits mother Hillary in hospital as she recovers from dangerous blood clot

    12/31/2012 1:00:15 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 101 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-31-2012 | AP & Daily Mail Reporter
    December 31, 2012 Upset Chelsea Clinton visits mother Hillary in hospital as she recovers from dangerous blood clot By ASSOCIATED PRESS and DAILY MAIL REPORTER Chelsea, who was spotted by the New York Daily News, was to first member of Clinton's family to be seen publicly at the hospital. There is no word on the whereabouts of her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
  • Look who gets 'most trustworthy news' award

    12/31/2012 12:57:42 PM PST · by wesagain · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Dec 31, 2012 | staff writer
    "Drudge No. 1 and WND No.2"An independent news organization has named the Drudge Report and WND among the “most trustworthy news sources” for 2012, citing Drudge as the “top-trusted site for millions” and WND’s “continual commitment to the truth and top-notch journalistic practice.” The list of the top news sources, where WND was second only to the Drudge Report, was announced today by the Discerning Times at Enumclaw.com, an online source that bills itself as a “Small Town Newspaper, Big Time News.” The Christian organization said it based its decision on several factors, including the news being reported “results from...
  • Tax Deal Finalized

    12/31/2012 12:36:48 PM PST · by Ron C. · 79 replies
    NRO ^ | December 31, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Senior Senate Republican aides tell NRO that the tax side of the fiscal-cliff deal has been finalized. Here’s a sketch of the framework: — Current tax rates would be permanently extended for singles making $400,000 or below, and permanently extended for couples making $450,000 or below — For singles, capital gains and dividends of $400,000 or below would be permanently taxed at 15 percent; capital gains and dividends above $400,000 would be permanently taxed at 20 percent
  • Source: Tax Terms Locked

    12/31/2012 12:35:26 PM PST · by RummyChick · 42 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 12/31 | daniel halperin
    A senior Republican Senate aide passes along the tax terms of the deal being worked out by Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill and the White House to avert the "fiscal cliff." These terms are "locked," says the source, between Senate Republicans and the White House: · Permanent extension of current rates on income below $400k (singles) and $450k (married). · Permanent 15% rate on cap gains and dividends for income below $400k (single), $450k (married). · Permanent 20% capital gains & dividends for those above $400k (single), $450k (married). · Permanent death tax at $5M exemption but a 40%...
  • Philadelphia Officials Plead For Gunfire-Free New Year’s Eve Celebrations

    12/31/2012 12:22:26 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    CBS News (Philly) ^ | 12/31/2012 | Pat Loeb
    District attorney Seth Williams and police commissioner Charles Ramsey today made their annual plea to Philadelphians not to fire guns into the air to celebrate the arrival of the new year. They say it’s a dangerous practice that can have tragic consequences, and they promised strict enforcement of laws prohibiting the practice. It’s an annual reminder that, apparently, isn’t reaching its target audience. Greg Jaskolka used to look forward to New Year’s traditions like watching the ball drop, banging pots, and kissing his family. Now, his annual tradition is pushing his wheelchair-bound son, Joe, to police headquarters to put a...
  • OBAMA SCUTTLES 'FISCAL CLIFF' DEAL?

    12/31/2012 12:08:16 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 62 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | December 31, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    This afternoon, in one of the more bizarre appearances of his presidency, Barack Obama gave a televised address to a room full of supporters on the "fiscal cliff." He broke no news, but mocked Congress, and hinted at future tax hikes. Observers worried that he may have deliberately scuttled a potential agreement. Even though he has come off his last campaign for political office, President Obama acted like a candidate on the campaign trail--one prepared to use whatever political capital he had accumulated to take shots at the opposition in Congress at the very moment leaders from both sides are...
  • Gregory under investigation, out of headlines (Are the magazines legal - or not?)

    12/31/2012 11:55:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/31/12 | DYLAN BYERS |
    **SNIP** Those who argue that the investigation is ludicrous have a point: Showing an empty gun magazine on television, though illegal in Washington, D.C., was hardly going to harm anyone. As Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren wrote, it's hard to think of a sillier use of investigative resources. But it's also hard to blame the other side for asking that laws be upheld and applied to all -- especially at a time when so many in the media seem to be pushing for more of those laws. The Gregory investigation may have started as a "non-story," but that's no...
  • Texas judge OKs ban on Planned Parenthood funding

    12/31/2012 11:51:54 AM PST · by fwdude · 11 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood's family planning programs for poor women, a state judge ruled Monday.
  • Why Inflation Is The Economy's Hidden Iceberg In 2013

    12/31/2012 11:41:52 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-31-2012 | Martin Hutchinson
    Why Inflation is the Economy's Hidden Iceberg in 2013 Economics / InflationDec 31, 2012 - 06:35 AM By: Money Morning Martin Hutchinson writes: Even though Ben Bernanke's Fed has kept interest rates close to zero, inflation hasn't been a big problem since the 2008 financial crisis. Despite what many observers have expected inflation has remained quite tame. However in 2013, that may be about to change. One factor that might cause a surge in inflation is the fiscal cliff. That's because Bernanke is already buying $1 trillion of Treasury and housing agency bonds each year ($85 billion per month) against...
  • Cheaper Than Dirt stays in the gun game (with new, high prices)

    12/31/2012 11:35:13 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/28/12 | Max Slowik
    Cheaper Than Dirt recently shocked the gun community with their post-Sandy Hook announcement that they were suspending future firearms sales online. They would continue to sell sporting goods and shooting supplies online, but only sell guns at their retail location. The outrage was palpable. It should be mentioned, for those who do not know, that online sales do not circumvent any gun laws or background checks. It is functionally no different than buying from a dealer in person, except you have a larger number of options with wider product availability and price selections. Guns bought online must still be transferred...
  • Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.'

    12/31/2012 11:31:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.' Daniel Halper December 31, 2012 2:12 PM President Barack Obama tipped his hand today during a speech at the White House ... about how he plans to spend this New Year's Eve. "Democrats and Republicans in Congress have to get this done," Obama said, according to a rush transcript, referencing the ongoing "fiscal cliff" talks. "But they're not there yet. They are close, but they're not there yet. And one thing we can count on with respect to this Congress is that if there is even one...
  • NPR: Is The Party Over For The Tea Party?

    12/31/2012 11:26:48 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 12/31/2012 | Alan Greenblatt
    Is The Party Over For The Tea Party? by Alan Greenblatt December 31, 2012 Tea Party supporter William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., protested outside the Supreme Court in June as justices debated the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. David Goldman/AP It's a little bit early, but the Tea Party is hitting its sophomore slump. A few of the prominent members of Congress elected as part of the Tea Party wave in 2010 lost their seats in November. With the end-of-year budget negotiations going nowhere, the Tea Party has been described variously as standing on the sidelines and losing its...
  • Let’s Give Up on the Constitution

    12/31/2012 11:25:05 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | December 31, 2012 | LOUIS MICHAEL SEIDMAN
    AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions. Consider, for example, the assertion by the Senate minority leader last week that the House could not take up a plan by Senate Democrats to extend tax cuts on households making $250,000 or less because the Constitution requires that revenue measures originate in the lower chamber. Why should anyone care? Why should a lame-duck...
  • Two wounded in theater shooting(2 days after Newtown, this time there was a gun and it saved lives)

    12/31/2012 10:53:43 AM PST · by bestintxas · 3 replies
    MY SA ^ | 12/17/2012 | h O'Connor
    Two people were wounded late Sunday when gunfire erupted at a local movie theater, sending panicked moviegoers rushing to exits and ducking for cover, police and witnesses said. A lone suspect was in custody after being wounded by an unidentified law enforcement officer, a Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman said. Conditions of the two people wounded were not immediately released, nor was it disclosed where they were when they were wounded, or the type of gun that was used. Related Link: Officials: Breakup sparked Santikos shooting Witnesses said numerous shots were fired inside and outside the Santikos Mayan Palace 14...
  • Craigslist sperm donor forced to pay child support to lesbian couple [nixed rights before birth]

    12/31/2012 10:23:01 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 31 December 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>A sperm donor has been ordered to pay child support for the biological daughter he fathered to a lesbian couple who found him via Craigslist.</p> <p>Angela Bauer, 40, and partner Jennifer Schreiner, 34, placed an ad on the site three years ago for a donor which was answered by William Marotta.</p>
  • Live Thread: Obama Says What Jarrett and Axelrod Write For him...fiscal cliff remarks at 1:30

    12/31/2012 10:05:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 150 replies
    12/31/12
    Fox local affiliate came on in Miami, said the Assclown was going to speak at 1:30. So once the teleprompter is loaded, expect him to stumble in at about 2:00.
  • Md. same-sex couples prepare for Jan. 1 marriages

    12/31/2012 9:45:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 31 2012 12:09 PM EST | Brian Witte
    Gay couples are preparing for New Year’s Day weddings in the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line to allow same-sex marriage, which will become legal in Maryland on Tuesday. The new law takes effect at 12:01 a.m. and follows a legislative fight that pitted Gov. Martin O’Malley against leaders of his Catholic faith. Voters in the state, founded by Catholics in the 17th century, sealed the change by approving a November ballot question. … Same-sex couples in Maryland have been able to get marriage licenses since Dec. 6, but they do not take effect until Tuesday. …
  • Abbas to Arab MKs: We Seek Peace with Israel

    12/31/2012 9:05:11 AM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 12/31/2012, 12:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah party's new logo shows all of Israel as Palestine, claimed on Sunday that he seeks peace with the Jewish State. Abbas, who met with Arab MKs Mohammad Barakeh and Said Nafaa, said that the "Palestinian people" are striving for peace in accordance with the decisions of international institutions and seek to establish an independent Palestinian state within the 1949 armistice line with its capital in Jerusalem. Abbas said that the PA Arabs desire peace and want to have a "partner who believes in peace." He added that the Palestinian aspiration is to establish...
  • Django.WhiteHut.gov Petition: Establish gun-free zone around pResident (11,810 signatures so far)

    12/31/2012 8:47:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    13,190 more to go. Almost halfway there. If gun-free zones are good enough for our children, they should be good enough for our feral government overlords. Link to petition
  • From partisan perspective, ‘cliff’ may not be that scary

    12/31/2012 8:45:57 AM PST · by Qbert · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/31/2012 | Zachary A. Goldfarb & Rosalind S. Helderman
    To many Americans, what’s going on in Washington looks like a circus show that isn’t the least bit entertaining — the nation’s leaders seemingly unable to come up with a deal that keeps most people from paying higher taxes. But there is a logic to it. For all the posturing of the last few weeks, both sides see a measure of political upside in going over the “fiscal cliff” — or, at the least, an advantage in waiting until the last minute, since they want to avoid drawing the ire of their most loyal supporters by appearing to cave too...
  • NBC reporter raises Hillary Clinton questions

    12/31/2012 8:30:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    Politico ^ | December 31, 2012 | Kevin Robillard
    The top science reporter for NBC News raised questions Monday about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s hospitalization, raising the possibility the blood clot causing isn’t linked to an earlier concussion. “It’s not exactly clear what is happening with Secretary Clinton’s health,” NBC News chief science and health correspondent Robert Bazell said “All we have is a statement from her office. The hospital isn’t saying anything and the statement from her [office] says that she had this blood clot that stemmed from the concussion and she’s being treated with blood-thinning drugs,” Bazell continued. “The problem is that usually when blood clots...
  • Drone spotted flying above Metrodome during Vikings-Packers game

    12/31/2012 8:30:50 AM PST · by kiryandil · 60 replies
    Citypages blog ^ | Mon., Dec. 31 2012 | Aaron Rupar
    Think drones only fly above Pakistan, Afghanistan, or other quasi-theaters of war? Think again. Yesterday, an unmanned helicopter was photographed flying above the Metrodome plaza before the Vikings-Packers game. A Homeland Security Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response [VIPR] team was also photographed milling around the plaza. Here's a photo of the VIPR team, followed by a full-size shot of the drone (all photos courtesy of Nathan M. Hansen's Twitter): Local "information operations" and "spinstorms" blogger Dan Feidt writes that the drone "is comparable to the sports photography drone... I figured it might just be a civilian hobbyist drone or some...
  • The Whining Krauthammer

    12/31/2012 8:26:07 AM PST · by morethanright · 36 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-31 09:10:21 | mrcurmudgeon
    Mr. Curmudgeon:"I do begrudge what he's done in this fiscal cliff talks," said syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer to Fox News host Sean Hannity. "It's been very clear from the beginning that he [President Obama] had no intention to solve the fiscal issues. He's been using this, and I must say with great skill and ruthless skill and success, to fracture and basically shatter the Republican opposition. The only, you know, redoubt of the opposition is the House. And his objective from the very beginning was to break the will of the Republicans in the House and to create an internal civil war,...
  • The "NO" Rush Limbaugh,M-F,WABC AM,EST,12NOONPM-3PM,December 31, 2012-January 1-2,2013

    12/31/2012 8:09:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 31-January 2,2012-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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