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  • St. Paul City Council calls for statewide ban on semi-automatics

    01/03/2013 5:02:38 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-3-12 | city hall scoop
    The city of St. Paul doesn’t have direct say over statewide gun laws, but that isn’t stopping city council members from calling for more gun control. At the Wednesday, Jan. 2 council meeting, they amended their annual request to lawmakers to include a crackdown on semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. They join a chorus of municipal bodies, politicians and Hollywood celebrities clamoring for tighter gun laws in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Here’s a look at six proposals being mulled across the country. Some gun enthusiasts are dubious that a ban on semi-automatics would...
  • Congress ushering in new members, with old divide

    01/03/2013 4:42:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 3:14 AM EST | Donna Cassata
    Congress is ushering in the new and the old—dozens of eager freshmen determined to change Washington and the harsh reality of another stretch of bitterly divided government. The 113th Congress will convene Thursday at the constitutionally required time of noon for pomp, pageantry and politics as newly elected members of the House and Senate are sworn in and the speaker of the Republican-controlled House is chosen. The traditions come against the backdrop of a mean season that closed out an angry election year. A deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” of big tax increases and spending cuts split the parties...
  • Cliff Deal Only Whets Obama's Appetite For More Taxes

    01/03/2013 4:41:47 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/2/2013 | IBD Staff
    Taxes: Anyone who thinks the fiscal cliff deal will end President Obama's soak-the-rich campaign isn't paying attention. Even before the ink had dried on his $620 billion tax hike, Obama was talking up his desire for more. Obama hinted at this on Sunday on "Meet the Press," when he told David Gregory that "you are not only going to cut your way to prosperity" and that "one of the fallacies" was that "deficit reduction is only a matter of cutting programs." But as the fiscal cliff agreement looked increasingly likely, Obama started talking more specifically about additional tax hikes.
  • Belleville chief bans officers from Denny’s; detectives were asked to leave for displaying gun

    01/03/2013 4:41:47 AM PST · by Lawgvr1955 · 80 replies
    Belleville News-Democrat ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | Jamie Forsythe
    Police Chief William Clay has banned all on-duty police officers from eating at Denny's Restaurant on South Illinois Street after a detective was asked to remove her gun or leave the restaurant. "All sworn (uniformed/non-uniformed) officers have been prohibited from entering Denny's Restaurant at 1130 South Illinois for any meal or coffee breaks while on duty," Clay said in a released statement. "Additionally, no officers may enter the restaurant off-duty if in uniform."
  • Illinois: Gun and Magazine Ban and Registration Schemes Pass in Senate Public Health Committee

    01/03/2013 4:38:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 2 January, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    If you own a semi-automatic firearm or detachable magazine, they may be banned, taxed, and registered and you could easily become a felon unless you act NOW Anti-gun legislators led by Senate President John Cullerton and backed by Governor Patrick Quinn (D) substituted and passed sweeping draconian gun and magazine bans in the Senate Public Health Committee today. House Bill 1263, amended to include a ban on many commonly owned firearms passed in this committee by a 6 to 4 vote. House Bill 815, which was amended to include a magazine ban and shooting range restrictions, passed by a 6...
  • Argentina's leader tells UK to give up Falklands

    01/03/2013 4:26:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 5:53 AM EST
    Argentina’s president called on Britain on Thursday to relinquish control of the Falkland Islands, accusing London of taking part in an act of “blatant colonialism” in claiming the wind-swept archipelago. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner published an open letter in the Guardian newspaper urging Prime Minister David Cameron to honor U.N. resolutions which she says backs her case for the return of the islands, which Argentina calls the Malvinas. She has made several similar demands in the past. …
  • Patti Page, 85 passes.....

    01/03/2013 3:34:55 AM PST · by Doogle · 17 replies
    ENEWS ^ | 01/03/13 | Peter Gicas
    Patti Page, best known for such hits as "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window," passed away on New Year's Day. She was 85. The legendary songstress, dubbed "The Singing Rage," was the top-selling female artist of the 1950s and sold more than 100 million records during her illustrious career. Page also had 24 top 10 songs, including four that reached No.1 on the charts.
  • A Chicago Divided by Killings [Rahm the Racist is Allowing Poor Uneducated Blacks to Die!!]

    01/03/2013 3:28:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | January 3, 2013 | Mike Bostock, etc.
    A New York Times analysis of homicides and census data in Chicago compared areas near murders to those that were not. Residents living near homicides in the last 12 years were much more likely to be black, earn less money and lack a college degree....
  • Obama voices support for Illinois gay marriage measure [Federal Dictator Rules on State Laws?]

    01/03/2013 3:14:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    stltoday ^ | January 2, 2013 | Kevin McDermott
    The Illinois Senate could vote as early as tomorrow on a measure to sanction same-sex marriage in the state. One former member of that body has already weighed in: President Barack Obama. “Were the President still in the Illinois State Legislature, he would support this measure that would treat all Illinois couples equally," Obama spokesman Shin Inouye recently told the Chicago Sun-Times. It's unusual for a sitting president to get involved in a state legislative matter (especially, you might argue, a president whose own views on the issue have been unclear until recently). Supporters say it's just another indication that...
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • Plans to Oust House Speaker Boehner Are Taking Shape

    01/03/2013 3:07:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 20 replies
    the New American ^ | 29 December 2012 | Bob Adelmann
    Plans to Oust House Speaker Boehner Are Taking Shape 29 December 2012 by Bob Adelmann Following increasing dissatisfaction with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), staffs of unnamed House members have developed a detailed plan to oust him as the first order of business when the new Congress convenes on Thursday, January 3. Matthew Boyle, writing for Breitbart.com, obtained a copy of the plan with its strategy and tactics laid out in detail. Provided by staffers who demanded anonymity in case the plan backfires, it will be the first issue the House will have to deal with when the Congress returns...
  • Hillary Angst ... Tina Brown

    01/03/2013 2:50:12 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3 Jan 2013 | Tina Brown
    Washington is a wreck, and the fearless secretary of state seems like the only one with her head in the game. No wonder that medical scare left us with a case of the jitters. ... The idea of losing Hillary has seemed especially unbearable at this political moment. It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state. She stands for maturity, tenacity, and self-discipline at a time when everyone else in Washington seems to be, in more senses than one, going off a cliff—a parade of bickering, blustering, small-balled hacks bollixing up the nation’s business. She’s a caring...
  • Obama's debt problem (Hussein wants “balanced” approach?)

    01/03/2013 2:14:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/03/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN, GLENN THRUSH |
    President Barack Obama won’t be able to enjoy much of a victory lap from his win over congressional Republicans on the fiscal cliff fight. There are about 16.4 trillion reasons why. **SNIP** Former Clinton administration official Alice Rivlin, a member of Obama’s defunct deficit commission, says Obama “understands the [deficit-reduction] issue” but “he’s got to deal with his own left wing, which is not enthusiastic about doing it. The real problem … is that Social Security has become kind of [a] no-no” to liberals. In a video message to his 2012 campaign supporters released Wednesday, Obama offered few specifics on...
  • Stockton Man Who Lived With Girlfriend’s Corpse Found Guilty Of Murder

    01/03/2013 2:11:09 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | January 2, 2013 | CBS13
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – A Stockton man who lived with his girlfriend’s badly decomposed body in a bathtub for several months was convicted of her murder on Wednesday. Devon Omar Epps, 37, was arrested in December 2011 after the apartment manager went to evict him and discovered the body of Veronica Jones in the bathtub of the unit on E. Channel Street. The jury found Epps guilty of all charges: premeditated murder, use of weapon other than a firearm, rape, murder by torture and corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant. Epps will be back in the San Joaquin County courtroom...
  • Israel Radio Poll Shows Right Running Away With Election (Jan. 22 Election)

    01/03/2013 1:59:08 AM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 01/03/2013 | David Lev
    In contrast to more “conservative” polls released Thursday, the weekly poll taken on behalf of Israel Radio by the Geocartographia polling organization shows the solid right trouncing the left, and even the center, in the Knesset elections set for two and a half weeks from now. The poll shows Naftali Bennett's Bayit Yehudi party hitting 18 seats, tied for second largest party with Labor – and shows the Otzma Leyisrael Party, led by MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari, as getting six seats in the Knesset. If accurate, the poll indicates that together, Bayit Yehudi and Otzma Leyisrael parties would...
  • Dems will need new game plan to score tax revenue (Commiecare™ kicks in)

    01/03/2013 1:55:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/02/13 | STEVEN SLOAN
    The fiscal cliff deal handed Democrats a tax victory years in the making, but it also means the party will need a new playbook for the budget battles that lie ahead. That’s because many Democrats readily acknowledge that they’ve exhausted their ability to raise taxes on the richest Americans by jacking up their rates. The historic tax agreement passed by Congress this week raises rates on top earners from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. Meanwhile, provisions from the 2010 health care law kicked in Jan. 1, increasing rates on investment income from 15 percent to almost 24 percent for the...
  • White House Eases Path To Residency For Some [More] Illegal Immigrants

    01/02/2013 11:56:14 PM PST · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02 January 2013 | Brian Bennett
    This is the latest move by the administration to use its executive powers to revise immigration procedures without Congress passing a law - As many as 1 million new visas - Begins March 4
  • Switzerland gunman kills three in Daillon in Valais

    01/02/2013 11:56:08 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 Jan 2013
    A gunman has opened fire in a village in Switzerland, killing three people and wounding two others, Swiss police say. The attack happened on Wednesday at around 21:00 (20:00 GMT) in the village of Daillon in Valais canton, 100km (60 miles) east of Geneva. The gunman had reportedly been drinking heavily before the shooting. Police dispatched to the scene arrested a suspect who was shot and wounded after he threatened them. "Three victims died at the scene," said Valais police. "Two other people were wounded and hospitalised." They had rushed to the village after calls reporting that several people were...
  • Al Sharpton Calls for Knife Control

    01/02/2013 11:16:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 27 replies
    The battle over laws limiting gun ownership and use is far from over, but Rev. Al Sharpton is already looking ahead toward the next “weapon” he feels should be regulated. During his radio program last Friday, the MSNBC talk show host responded to a caller who asked: “What happens when the criminal goes to knives, Al?” Sharpton's answer: “Then you deal with knives.”
  • Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Gold

    01/02/2013 10:26:28 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 1-3-2013 | Frank Holmes
    Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Gold By Frank Holmes 01/02/13 Intuition was telling me something was going on these past few days (of 2012) in the gold market. Our investment team was watching gold and gold stocks take a tumble for no obvious reason. It wasn’t only us who felt this way: many analysts were caught off-guard. One comment from Barclays Research indicated that the week was unusually “brutal … with quite a few confused participants with some seemingly positive aspects of the market not having an impact.” My hunch was realized only days later when Zero...
  • Senate Benghazi report blames FBI, CIA but exonerates Obama

    01/02/2013 9:59:51 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies
    http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Jim Kouri
    The U.S. Senate released a report on Monday that blames the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies — but not the White House — for the misinformation allegedly contained in talking points that explained the details of the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate diplomatic in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, Libya attack. The Democrat-dominated Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued a report that said the White House was only responsible for a “minor change” in the White House talking points. A number of GOP...
  • Des Moines Register publishes gun-ban column advocating deadly violence against NRA, GOP leaders

    01/02/2013 9:55:20 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 25 replies
    Fox news ^ | 01/02/13 | Tim Graham
    Donald Kaul retired earlier this year. Now he has decided to return to writing occasional opinion columns for OtherWords.org. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. brought out all his ugliness. In a column that appeared after the shooting with the headline "Kaul: Nation needs a new agenda on guns," he proposed a new liberal agenda: repeal the Second Amendment, declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal, and well, make violent threats to Republican leaders and NRA members. The Des Moines Register published this junk on December 29.
  • Former State Rep. Scott Plakon Files To Run In HD 29

    01/02/2013 9:36:14 PM PST · by flfreedom · 2 replies
    Florida Political Press ^ | 1/3/12 | Flfreedom
    Newly elected Democrat State Rep. Mike Clelland, who shocked the political world when he upset Speaker-Designate Chris Dorworth in November, did not have to wait long to learn who will be challenging him to retake the seat. While perusing the Florida Division of Elections web site today, I saw that former state Rep. Scott Plakon has just filed to run in HD 29 making this the very first Republican vs. Democrat state race for 2014. Yes, Virginia, the next election cycle has begun! This is good news for Central Florida conservatives as Plakon was chosen ‘Legislator of the Year’ by...
  • Naked Man Who Was Choking Dog Shot by Homeowner in Miami: Police

    01/02/2013 8:47:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | January 2, 2013 | Donna Rapado and Brian Hamacher
    A naked intruder who was trying to choke a pet Rottweiler was shot by a homeowner in Miami Wednesday morning, police said. The bizarre incident happened around 5 a.m. in the area of Northwest 2nd Avenue and 56th Street when the occupants of the home were awoken when they heard a commotion and dogs barking. When the homeowner went to check out the noise, he confronted the suspect, who was completely naked and trying to choke one of the dogs, police said. "He comes out and spots a person who is not only fighting with this dog but is naked...
  • Arabs Brutally Attack US Yeshiva Student in Italy

    01/02/2013 8:40:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/13 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A gang of Arabs brutally attacked an American yeshiva student visiting with his family in Venice, Italy, in what local community leaders said was a rare instance of anti-Semitism. The student was knocked unconscious on Tuesday when he strolled late at night in the center of the city. A band of 15 Arab youth pounced on him, dragged him into a dark corner and pummeled him, using sharp weapons. The student lost consciousness, and the attackers fled when a passerby spotted them and called police and medics. The police are investigating, but have but have not caught the attackers. The...
  • 24-Year-Old Jew Murdered in Iran- 24-year-old Daniel Magrufta, who was dating the daughter

    01/02/2013 8:35:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/13 | Elad Benari
    A 24-year-old Iranian Jew, a member of one the most well-known and wealthiest families in Iran, was murdered last week, Channel 2 News reported on Wednesday. According to the report the man, who was identified as Daniel Magrufta, was dating the daughter of a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The report added that it was at first believed that Magrufta was murdered during a robbery at his home, but no evidence indicating that his home had been broken into was found. The woman whom Magrufta was dating was reportedly arrested on suspicion of being responsible for the murder but...
  • If demography is destiny, good news for Texas, North Dakota and D.C.

    01/02/2013 7:55:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/02/2013 | Michael Barone
    Demographics buffs get a special Christmas present every year courtesy of the Census Bureau: its annual estimates of the populations of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This gives demographers a chance to see where the nation is growing and where it is not, and to get an idea of the destination of immigrants and of the flow of people into one set of states and out of another. Nationally the Census Bureau estimates that the United States has grown from 308 million people when the census was conducted in April 2010 and to almost 313 million in...
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: These tax hikes on the rich are just first step of “the balanced approach”

    01/02/2013 7:49:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, "balanced approach" is Obama's Orwellian term for selling tax hikes to the public as a condition of spending cuts even though there's nothing remotely balanced about our fiscal problems. Spend 10 seconds looking at the graphs in Yuval Levin's new post at the Corner. That's the reality that the "balanced approach" pretends to address. As Levin said in another post today, “The fiscal trajectory of our welfare state is not sustainable, no matter how much taxes go up.”But okay. The left’s new talking point, pushed by The One himself, is that they absolutely positively won’t negotiate over the...
  • Magazine Ban of 2013 (Video - Bill Will Be Introduced This Week!)

    01/02/2013 7:48:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    YouTube - Military Arms Channel ^ | 1-2-2013 | Sturmgewehre
    The House Democrats (Diana DeGette, D-CO) are submitting a bill in the next few days to Congress to ban any magazine over 10 rounds in capacity. We must act now to stop this erosion of our 2nd Amendment rights! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXrAt7-ij2k 11:32
  • Lateral Move (Free Republic mentioned)

    01/02/2013 7:32:39 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-2-2012 | Ed Driscoll
    Lateral Move December 2, 2012 Ed Driscoll “Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago,” the New York Times claims: If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service.Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel,...
  • Tim Carney: How corporate tax credits got in the 'cliff' deal

    01/02/2013 7:24:06 PM PST · by gotribe · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/02/2013 | Tim Carney
    The "fiscal cliff" legislation passed this week included $76 billion in special-interest tax credits for the likes of General Electric, Hollywood and even Captain Morgan. But these subsidies weren't the fruit of eleventh-hour lobbying conducted on the cliff's edge -- they were crafted back in August in a Senate committee, and they sat dormant until the White House reportedly insisted on them this week. The Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012, which passed through the Senate Finance Committee in August, was copied and pasted into the fiscal cliff legislation, yielding a victory for biotech companies, wind-turbine-makers, biodiesel...
  • Netanyahu: West Bank Could Go Way of Egypt, Syria

    01/02/2013 7:23:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    cbn news ^ | 1/2/13 | Julie Stahl
    JERUSALEM, Israel - Areas of Biblical Judea and Samaria (West Bank) under the Palestinian Authority rule could end up with a regime change like that in Egypt or a shaking like what is going on in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Speaking at the start of a Bible study at his home, Netanyahu likened the current situation in the Middle East to the beginning of the portion of the Jewish Bible (Torah -- first five books of the Bible) being studied this week. "Now there arose a new king over Egypt," Netanyahu said, quoting the passage from Exodus...
  • Flashback Obama 2008: 'I Will Make It Impossible' To 'Slip' Last Minute Pork In Bill

    01/02/2013 7:14:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/2008 | staff
    Speaking at a campaign event on September 22, 2008: "I'll make our government open and transparent so that anyone can ensure that our business is the people's business. As Justice Louis Brandeis once said, sunlight is the greatest disinfectant. As President, I will make it impossible for Congressmen or lobbyists to slip pork-barrel projects or corporate welfare into laws when no one is looking because when I am president, meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy."
  • INNOCENTS BETRAYED - The TRUE story of GUN CONTROL WORLDWIDE -

    01/02/2013 7:06:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 1, 2011 | Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
    In this powerful documentary produced by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (http://jpfo.org), you will learn how governments have historically deprived people of firearms ... and then wiped them from the face of the earth. This is the true story of Gun control from around the world, especially in the 20th century. It details how governments have ALWAYS BEEN the biggest threat to the safety, security and prosperity of the people. While Americans can see how this could happen in other countries, most can't EVER imaging it being able to happen here because there are so many rights guaranteed...
  • OUTGOING GOP REP: WE HAVE ENOUGH VOTES TO UNSEAT BOEHNER

    01/02/2013 6:50:58 PM PST · by Buddy Sorrell · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 2, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Outgoing Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry told Breitbart News there are at least 17 GOP members who plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, and Boehner may resign on Wednesday evening during or after a GOP caucus meeting. ** UPDATE -- Boehner is now making concessions in what AMA’s Meyer says is an attempt “to try to save face.” The Hill reports he told Republicans he won’t negotiate one-on-one with President Barack Obama anymore.
  • NCSL’s Annual List of State Laws Going Into Effect on Jan. 1

    01/02/2013 6:46:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NCSL ^ | 12/20/12
    Along with New Year’s resolutions, Jan. 1 marks the day many new state laws go into effect. In our annual tradition, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has compiled a list of some of the most interesting ones. In 2012, all but four states met in regular session and enacted more than 29,000 bills and resolutions. Not all new laws go into effect on the first of the year—it depends on the state’s constitution and whether the statute itself specifies when the law will officially begin. Among the wide variety of new laws NCSL has identified, several have made...
  • Gun Group To Give Armed Teacher Training In 15 States (Buckeye Firearms Foundation Course)

    01/02/2013 6:38:19 PM PST · by drewh · 8 replies
    Salon ^ | Jan 2, 2013 02:41 PM CST | Natasha Lennard
    Although many lawmakers, the president and gun control advocates immediately scoffed at the NRA’s suggestion that schools needed more armed personnel to avoid tragedies like that of Sandy Hook Elementary last month, teachers and school staff are voluntarily flocking to arms training courses. Ohio-based Buckeye Firearms Foundation has launched an Armed Teacher Training curriculum to offer gun training to teachers and school workers. According to Ohio’s Fox 19, “As of Wednesday, the Armed Teacher Training Program has attracted more than 600 applicants from several states including Ohio, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas,...
  • Leftist/Jihadist Alliance: Al Jazeera acquires Current TV

    01/02/2013 6:26:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/2/13 | Robert
    As I noted earlier today, Al-Jazeera has been dubbed "the most powerful voice of the Muslim Brotherhood." And Pamela Geller has noted that "Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous Al Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been...
  • UPDATE: Al Jazeera Buys Current TV, But It Won’t Be On Time Warner Cable

    01/02/2013 6:18:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/2/13 | DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor
    Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt just confirmed the sale in a memo to staffers. “Getting this transaction done was very difficult,” he writes. (Read the network’s official statement after the original break of the story.) Since Time Warner Cable would not consent to the sale “Current will no longer be carried on TWC. This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will earn significant additional carriage in the months and years ahead.” Time Warner Cable says that it is “removing the service as quickly as possible.” The loss of the No. 2 cable operator will hurt: Time...
  • Analysis: Ireland’s EU takeover bad news for Israel

    01/02/2013 6:12:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/2/13 | Herb Keinon
    Israel's harshest critic in the EU assumes the organization's presidency in a time of diplomatic turbulence. Ireland, perhaps Israel’s harshest critic inside the European Union, assumed the position of the EU presidency on Monday at a time when Israel is already bracing for a rocky period with the body over the stalled diplomatic process and construction beyond the Green Line. While the importance of the EU presidency has waned significantly in recent years as Brussels has increased its power and the EU’s foreign policy chief – and not the EU presidency – now chairs meetings of its foreign ministers and...
  • What happens with the Fiscal Cliff legislation?

    01/02/2013 6:01:58 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 7 replies
    Jan 2, 2012 | Vanity
    What happens to the legislation set up last year to impose the fiscal cliff impact?
  • France's censorship demands to Twitter are more dangerous than 'hate speech'

    01/02/2013 4:09:36 PM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02 Jan 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Few ideas have done as much damage throughout history as empowering the government to criminalize opinions it dislikes Writing in the Guardian today, Jason Farago praises France's women's rights minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, for demanding that Twitter help the French government criminalize ideas it dislikes. Decreeing that "hateful tweets are illegal", Farago excitingly explains how the French minister is going beyond mere prosecution for those who post such tweets and now "wants Twitter to take steps to help prosecute hate speech" by "reform[ing] the whole system by which Twitter operates", including her demand that the company "put in place alerts and...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-2-13

    01/02/2013 5:49:46 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-2-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Gun-hating New York Journal News Hires Armed Security After Map Controversy

    01/02/2013 5:45:54 PM PST · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Less than two weeks after a New York regional newspaper created a national controversy by publishing an online map of registered gun owners in its circulation area, the Journal News has once again brought attention to itself by hiring armed guards to protect its employees, an obvious case of hypocrisy given the publicationÂ’s virulently anti-gun editorial stance. As you would expect, the Journal News, which had previously touted its love of transparency and an informed public when it published its database of pistol permit holders, did not reveal this information to the public. The news was broken instead by the...
  • Des Moines Register publishes gun-ban column advocating deadly violence against NRA, GOP leaders

    01/02/2013 12:31:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/2/2013 | Fox News
    Donald Kaul retired earlier this year. Now he has decided to return to writing occasional opinion columns for OtherWords.org. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. brought out all his ugliness. In a column that appeared after the shooting with the headline "Kaul: Nation needs a new agenda on guns," he proposed a new liberal agenda: repeal the Second Amendment, declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal, and well, make violent threats to Republican leaders and NRA members. The Des Moines Register published this junk on December 29.
  • Krauthammer: No Apology For Hillary; State Department Ought To Apologize (video)

    01/02/2013 5:44:14 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 2, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Krauthammer on an apology: CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I have no apology to make because I've just explained why I did, as a result of the information that I received. And I would say that perhaps the State Department, if not apologize, ought to explain why it withheld information and why a lot of it mitigated what we now are hearing might have been a more serious set of circumstances. But we still don't know what she was suffering [from] in those two weeks.
  • Obama to 'Quickly' Go for Immigration Reform and Gun Control- W.H. pledges action this month.

    01/02/2013 5:34:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    President Barack Obama will go for immigration reform and gun control this month, the White House tells the left-leaning Huffington Post. Obama's actions will reportedly be done "quickly." Obama glowing "An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well," reports the Huffington Post.
  • House Vote on Fiscal Cliff Bill Breaks GOP 3-Day Pledge to Read the Bill

    01/02/2013 5:31:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 2, 2013 | Matt Cover
    When the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a Senate bill to avoid the fiscal cliff around 10:45 PM on Tuesday, it violated its pledge to allow three days for the public to read the legislation, a promise House Republicans made to voters before the 2010 elections. … In its Pledge to America document, House Republicans promised: “We will ensure that bills are debated and discussed in the public square by publishing the text online for at least three days before coming up for a vote in the House of Representatives. No more hiding legislative language from the minority...
  • Panetta allows general to retire as 3-star

    01/02/2013 5:27:38 PM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has permitted a three-star Army general accused of bullying subordinates to retire without a demotion in rank, the Pentagon said Wednesday. ... A Pentagon inspector general's investigation last year found that O'Reilly regularly yelled and screamed at subordinates, often in public, demeaned and belittled employees and behaved in such a way as to result in the departure of at least six senior staffers from the Missile Defense Agency during his time as its director. ... However, Panetta also placed in O'Reilly's permanent file a letter of reprimand, according to a senior defense official. The official, who...
  • Senators Got 154-Page “Fiscal Cliff” Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It

    01/02/2013 5:26:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 2, 2013 | Matt Cover
    The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff despite having only 3 minutes to read the 154-page bill and budget score. Multiple Senate sources have confirmed to CNSNews.com that senators received the bill at approximately 1:36 AM on Jan. 1, 2013—a mere three minutes before they voted to approve it at 1:39 AM. …