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  • Boehner tells GOP he’s through with one-on-one Obama talks

    01/02/2013 2:25:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is signaling that at least one thing will change about his leadership during the 113th Congress: He’s telling Republicans he is done with private, one-on-one negotiations with President Obama. During both 2011 and 2012, the Speaker spent weeks shuttling between the Capitol and the White House for meetings with the president in the hopes of striking a grand bargain on the deficit. Those efforts ended in failure, leaving Boehner feeling burned by Obama and, at times, isolated within his conference. In closed-door meetings since leaving the “fiscal cliff” talks two weeks ago, lawmakers and aides say...
  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Punishes Work, Rewards Unemployment

    01/02/2013 2:17:45 PM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/2/13 | j pollack
    The "fiscal cliff" deal approved by the Senate in a 89-8 vote early this morning, and which is under consideration by the House of Representatives today, punishes work and rewards unemployment. The deal fails to renew a payroll tax holiday that had been in effect for two years, with the result that working families could see their tax bill rise by up to $2,000. Meanwhile, the deal extends unemployment benefits for a full year--and as economist Robert Barro has demonstrated, longer benefits lead to higher unemployment. Effectively, Washington has decided to create new penalties for work, and new incentives for...
  • Cancel your Journal News subscriptions, urges N.Y. senator

    01/02/2013 2:07:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/2/13 | Erik Wemple
    In a just-concluded interview on the Fox News program “America Live” with Megyn Kelly, New York Sen. Greg Ball called upon citizens to “cancel their subscriptions” to the Journal News, the outlet that has controversially printed the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties.
  • Glenn Beck’s New Year’s Resolution: No One On My Show Can Mention ‘That Man’ Obama Anymore

    01/02/2013 1:47:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/2/13 | Andrew Kirell
    We’ll see how long this pledge lasts. As part of his New Year’s resolutions, conservative talk host Glenn Beck returned from the holidays with a new policy: no one can mention President Obama anymore on his show. “Anybody who brings him up, besides me, is fired,” Beck said of the new policy. Astonished by the severity, co-host Stu Burguiere asked if staffers could get by with just mentioning that “the president said,” to which Beck said it would be evaluated on a “case-by-case basis.” Instead choosing to refer to the president as “that man” or “that guy,” Beck explained the...
  • Security sources: Settlers attack Palestinian village Jalud

    01/02/2013 1:41:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/2/13 | Tova Lazaroff
    Some 20 settlers entered the Palestinian village of Jalud near the Esh Kodesh outpost on Wednesday night, threw stones at windows and attacked a child, according to security sources. The child was lightly injured and taken to the hospital. Incidents such as this, a security source said, are viewed very seriously. They undermine safety in the area, and divert the IDF and Border Police’s attention, a source said. The source noted that the IDF was still investigating the incident, which stemmed from a land dispute between the Esh Kodesh outpost and nearby Palestinian villages, including Jalud.
  • Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital with family, aide

    01/02/2013 1:35:35 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-2-2012
    Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital with family, aide NEW YORK | Wed Jan 2, 2013 4:15pm EST Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was driven away from New York-Presbyterian hospital on Wednesday with her husband, Bill, and daughter, Chelsea, and an aide, a Reuters photographer witnessed. The four of them left the building and entered the same vehicle, which drove away. It was unclear where she was going or whether she was discharged from the hospital...
  • Chris Christie Went Ballistic On Boehner In Press Conference

    01/02/2013 1:32:53 PM PST · by zeestephen · 71 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02 January 2013 | Grace Wyler
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched a ruthless assault on Republican House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday after the GOP leader pulled the plug on a Hurricane Sandy relief bill.
  • Obama to supporters: We won, GOP caved

    01/02/2013 1:25:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    politico44 ^ | 1/2/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama took time out to film a video for supporters, thanking them for pushing Congress to raise taxes and declaring victory in the fiscal-cliff standoff. "Just recently, Republicans in Congress said they'd never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans. We’ve now raised those rates, permanently, making our tax code more progressive than it’s been in decades,” he says.
  • Gun sales set record in 2013

    01/02/2013 12:38:07 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
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  • Gun sales set record in 2012

    01/02/2013 12:38:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
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  • House speaker says still committed to Sandy aid

    01/02/2013 12:33:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 2, 2013 2:57pm EST | Ian Simpson and David Lawder
    House Speaker John Boehner insisted on Wednesday he is committed to passing a Superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill this month after his decision to deny a vote on the package drew scathing criticism from East Coast lawmakers and governors. President Barack Obama urged House Republicans to pass the $60.4 billion measure on Wednesday before the current Congress ends at noon on Thursday and pending legislation expires. … Failure to vote on the Sandy measure was widely condemned by lawmakers from affected states. Republican Representative Peter King of New York told CNN it was a “knife in the back.” However, Michael...
  • Peter King: Halt donations to House GOP

    New York Republican Rep. Peter King went to war with his Republican colleagues on Wednesday after leaders spiked a Hurricane Sandy relief bill, calling on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members.
  • Despite deal, taxes on most Americans will go up

    01/02/2013 12:21:51 PM PST · by Ron C. · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 02, 2013 | FoxNews
    Taxes for most Americans will still go up this year despite declarations from President Obama and others touting Tuesday night's fiscal crisis deal as a victory for middle-class workers. At the same time, tax relief that was included in the package comes at a cost -- contributing, along with new spending, nearly $4 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years, adding to the nation's more than $16 trillion debt. But there will be federal tax hikes in 2013. That's because the legislation pushed through the Senate and House on Jan. 1 does nothing to prevent a temporary cut...
  • U.S. Spends $40 Mil on Foreign Labor Causes in Final Days of 2012

    01/02/2013 12:14:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 2, 2013
    With 12 million Americans out of work the government agency responsible for advancing opportunities for profitable employment has gone on a frantic year-end spending spree, doling out tens of millions of dollars to foreign causes that won’t put a dent in the nation’s unemployment crisis. In the last few weeks of 2012, the Obama Department of Labor (DOL) generously dedicated nearly $40 million to global initiatives unlikely to help workers in this country. The money will go to efforts that strengthen unions and help combat child labor in African, central and South American countries. This includes $10 million to combat...
  • Ray Lewis to retire after season

    01/02/2013 12:13:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 2, 2013 | Jamison Hensley
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of this season, closing one of the greatest careers in NFL history. Lewis says "it is time for me to create a new legacy" after 17 NFL seasons. He intends to play for the first time since tearing his triceps two months ago when the Ravens host the Colts in Sunday's wild-card game, saying "there is no reason for me to not play," according to The Baltimore Sun. Sunday likely will be Lewis' final game in Baltimore even if the Ravens win because of their No....
  • "Indefensible And Immoral" [MSNBC RINO Alert] olleagues For Delay On Relief

    01/02/2013 12:12:51 PM PST · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 02 January 2013 | Tracy Connor
    New York Republican Rep. Peter King condemns Conservatives on Sandy aid bill: "Anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans after this should have their head examined."
  • Christie: House Inaction On Sandy Aid ‘Inexcusable’

    01/02/2013 12:07:17 PM PST · by Hoodat · 78 replies
    CBS-Philly ^ | January 2, 2013 2:35 PM | Staff
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is fuming over the House’s decision to not hold a vote on Superstorm Sandy relief package. Speaking at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, the Republican governor said the only group to blame for decision is the House’s GOP majority and Speaker John Boehner. Christie said he tried calling Speaker John Boehner four times Tuesday night, but Christie said Boehner didn’t take his call. Christie says the storm aid measure is not something you “play politics with” when people are suffering. Christie said “our people were played last night as a pawn. And that’s why people...
  • The Islamic Institute of Counter Zionist American Psychological Warfare!

    01/02/2013 11:49:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jihad-Watch ^ | 12/17/12 | Robert
    It's real! Photo thanks to TahariRider. Recently I noticed that many of the Islamic supremacists on Twitter were sending out identical tweets. When I asked the rabidly antisemitic pro-Hamas propagandist Linda Sarsour about it, she admitted that she and others were all working from the same talking points:
  • Eric Cantor Makes First Move to Unseat Boehner in 'Fiscal Cliff' Kabuki Theater

    01/02/2013 11:47:53 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/1/2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    On Tuesday afternoon Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) publicly announced his opposition to the "fiscal cliff" deal that the Senate passed on Monday by a 89 to 8 vote. It's unclear if Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was informed by his second in command of his plans prior to Tuesday's dramatic public announcement. Opposition to the Senate deal negotiated so publicly by Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to be growing by the minute among House Republicans as its details have been made public. An analysis of the Senate "fiscal cliff" bill completed by the Congressional...
  • Lebanese Intelligence Chief Says Israel is His Country’s Only Enemy

    01/02/2013 11:27:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Algemeiner Journal ^ | 1/2/13 | staff
    A leading figure in Lebanese intelligence said Wednesday that the only enemy of his country is Israel. According to the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, Abbas Ibrahim, director-general of the General Security Department, said, “Lebanon’s one and only enemy is Israel.” Ibrahim also predicted that the crisis in Syria would last a long time, but added, “The humanitarian condition of the refugees arriving in Lebanon from Syria prevents us from closing the border with the neighboring country.” “We either act in a humane manner or become racist,” he remarked. But Ibrahim made sure to emphasize who he saw a the real threat...