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  • Dr. Copper’s Red Metal Elixir

    01/09/2013 12:06:53 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 1-9-2013 | Byron King
    Dr. Copper’s Red Metal Elixir Byron King 01/09/13 Do you take diet or nutritional supplements? It could be as simple as popping an everyday vitamin pill from the many choices at the supermarket. Or perhaps you frequent one of those high-end stores where they have the super-duper top-shelf nutritional and homeopathic remedies. If you take these kinds of supplements, there are a couple of things that I’m sure you know. You won’t cure what ails you by just taking one pill once. And you could do yourself harm by swallowing an entire bottle of some otherwise “healthy” elixir. So what’s...
  • Biden suggests White House could act without Congress as part of gun control plan

    01/09/2013 11:56:16 AM PST · by scripter · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | January 09, 2013
    Vice President Biden suggested Wednesday that the White House could take unilateral action on gun control, as he kicked off a round of meetings aimed at finding ways to curb gun violence. The vice president met Wednesday with gun-safety and victims groups, saying he is "determined" to take "urgent action" to address gun violence. "This is not an exercise in photo opportunities or just getting to ask you all what your opinions are. We are vitally interested in what you have to say," Biden said. The White House has sought to avoid prejudging what Biden's recommendations would be. But the...
  • Drudge Compares Obama To Hitler And Stalin...

    01/09/2013 11:35:05 AM PST · by blam · 109 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-9-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Drudge Compares Obama To Hitler And Stalin... Brett LoGiuratoJanuary 9, 2013 His take on Vice President Joe Biden's comment that "executive action can be taken" to curb gun violence: Biden's comments came during a meeting with gun safety advocacy groups and victims of gun violence earlier on Wednesday. He said the White House has determined that "executive action can be taken," but he didn't specify what those measures might be. It was the first suggestion from the White House that it could bypass Congress in instituting measures to combat gun violence in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook...
  • India test-fires manoeuvrable version of BrahMos missile

    01/09/2013 11:09:22 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 9 Jan 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a highly manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a naval warship off the coast of Vizag in the Bay of Bengal. "At 9.30 am, the missile blasted off in a pre-designated war scenario taking a 'double-manoeuvre in S-form' hitting the designated target ship just one meter above water line. The sheer velocity and power of the hit made the missile rip through the ship's hull," BrahMos Aerospace CEO Sivathanu Pillai said on Wednesday. This is the 34th launch of BrahMos after the successful October launch from INS Teg...
  • Man behind FPSRussia Youtube channel found dead

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  • UPDATE: Amber Alert Issued for 2-Year-Old Girl Out of Crosbyton

    01/09/2013 11:05:54 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Everythinglubbock.com ^ | Updated: January 9, 2013 | Bryan Mudd
    An Amber Alert has been issued for an infant abducted from a home in Crosbyton. The little girl's name is LEAH MARIE AGUIRRE, and just turned two years old on January 6th. She is Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen with a man identified only as MIGUEL. And the two were last seen in a RED FORD FOCUS, or similar make and model with dark, tinted window.
  • DOUG KASS: Stocks Will Hit Their High For The Year By The End Of This Week

    01/09/2013 11:04:37 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-9-2013 | Matthew Boesler
    DOUG KASS: Stocks Will Hit Their High For The Year By The End Of This Week Matthew BoeslerJanuary 9, 2013Legendary investor Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners thinks that by the end of this week, investors will see the top in the S&P 500 for the rest of the year. In his "15 Surprises for 2013," published today on TheStreet.com, Kass writes: Once again, the bullish consensus is tightly grouped with the expectation that the S&P 500 will close the year at 1550-1615 (up from 1425 at the close of 2012) and that the 10 year U.S. note yield will trade...
  • Why Mal Reynolds Would Be Disappointed with Nathan Fillion

    01/09/2013 10:54:42 AM PST · by Marcus · 22 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Jan. 9, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    A group of celebrities have decided to boycott Wendy's because that company is alleged to have cut hours for its employees to get out from under the requirements imposed for Obamacare. There are two things wrong with this. The first wrong thing is that only a single Wendy's franchise owner is taking this course of action and not the entire chain. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the franchise owner in Omaha, Neb., (not southern California) is taking this action because he cannot afford to provide the health care insurance that Obamacare requires for his full-time employees. It is either...
  • Obama Advisor: Hagel Will Bring ‘Huge Cuts’ to the Military

    01/09/2013 6:53:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/09/2013 | Stephen Hayes
    <p>In today’s New York Times, David Brooks argues persuasively that Chuck Hagel has been nominated to help Barack Obama dramatically cut defense spending.</p> <p>"Chuck Hagel has been nominated to supervise the beginning of this generation-long process of defense cutbacks. If a Democratic president is going to slash defense, he probably wants a Republican at the Pentagon to give him political cover, and he probably wants a decorated war hero to boot.</p>
  • White House recruits foundations on gun effort

    01/09/2013 10:31:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    politico ^ | 1/8/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    The White House on Tuesday afternoon reached out to major philanthropic foundations not typically associated with gun control to gauge how much they are willing to get involved in President Obama’s future gun violence prevention efforts, according to a person on the call. The call, which featured Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Jonathan Greenblatt, the director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, and members of Vice President Biden’s staff, was largely a “listening session,” according to the person on the call, who represents a foundation invited to participate. The person said the call...
  • We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists

    01/09/2013 10:24:53 AM PST · by rarestia · 81 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    A new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has accumulated data for the past 47 years from 9 million young adults, reveals that college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and time spent studying are decreasing. Psychologist Jean Twenge, the lead author of the analysis, is also the author of a study showing that the tendency toward narcissism in students is up 30 percent in the last thirty-odd years. This data is not unexpected. I have been writing a great deal over the past few years...
  • Obama Forgets Writing on Gun Questionnaire (2008 Flashback)

    01/09/2013 10:01:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    abc ^ | Apr 17, 2008 | staff
    ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Talal Al-Khatib Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., maintained at Wednesday’s ABC News debate in Philadelphia that his handwriting does not appear on a 1996 questionnaire stating support for a ban on the manufacture, sale, and possession of handguns. The Democratic presidential frontrunner made this claim even though a copy of the original document suggests otherwise. "No, my writing wasn’t on that particular questionnaire, Charlie. As I said, I have never favored an all-out ban on handguns," said Obama. The Illinois Democrat made his remarks after ABC News’ Charlie Gibson told Obama: "In 1996, your campaign...
  • National Cathedral to Host 1st Same-Sex Weddings

    01/09/2013 9:57:09 AM PST · by RedMominBlueState · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 9, 2013 | Brett Zongker
    Cathedral officials tell The Associated Press the church will be among the first Episcopal congregations to implement a new rite of marriage for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members. The church will announce its new policy Wednesday. As the nation's most prominent church, the decision carries huge symbolism. The 106-year-old cathedral has long been a spiritual center for the nation, hosting presidential inaugural services and funerals for Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford......
  • Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns

    Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns "The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required." Biden said that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act." Biden talked also about taking responsible...
  • Chicago Teachers Union President: ‘Off With Their Heads!’

    01/09/2013 9:45:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Chicago Teachers Union President: ‘Off With Their Heads!’ By Elizabeth Harrington January 9, 2013 (CNSNews.com) – Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said union opponents “think nothing about killing us” and that “wealth disparity” in America today mirrors the 19th century when labor leaders then used to be “ready to kill,” to chop people’s heads off. “We are at a moment when the wealth disparity in this country is very reminiscent of the robber-baron ages,” Lewis said at the Illinois Labor History Society on Jan. 5. “The labor leaders of that time, though, were ready to kill — just really,...
  • Biden: Obama Can Use "Executive Orders" To Act On Gun Control (video)

    01/09/2013 9:05:36 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 227 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Vice President Joe Biden, while addressing representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups, says President Obama could use "executive orders" to enact gun control measures. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: "The president is going to act. There are executives orders -- executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe is required."
  • DEFENSE TRAIN WRECK OR RESHAPING OPPORTUNITY?

    01/09/2013 9:03:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 01/09/2013 | By: Robert Maginnis
    We can’t afford to wait years to decide whether the dire predictions associated with the latest round of defense cuts are more than political hyperbole. If those predictions prove true then the money we save by cutting national security in order to service the debt will pale in comparison to the high future costs to repair the damage. That is why we must use this time as an opportunity to reshape our armed forces to address future threats. SNIP SNIP Not everyone agrees the defense cuts will eviscerate our national security. A 2012 report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office...
  • Give Me Liberalism and Give Me Death

    01/09/2013 9:03:21 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 8 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 9 Jan 13 | Creation Evolution Headlines
    Nowhere does the divide between left and right show more starkly than in policies about killing the innocent. Leftist liberals, who are the most supportive of Darwinism, seem to have no problem with tinkering with human life to the point of killing it. 1. Stem cell case denied: The 3-year long effort by James Sherley and Theresa Deisher to stop federal funding of embryonic stem cell research (2/13/2011) came to an end this week when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the case, leaving intact a lower court’s decision to permit it (4/30/2011). Sherley and Deisher based their...
  • Killer whales trapped by ice in Hudson’s Bay (Blame Al Gore)

    01/09/2013 8:55:59 AM PST · by jerod · 23 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 2013-01-09 | Toronto Star
    A pod of killer whales appears to be trapped in a small pool of water surrounded by ice in Hudson’s Bay. In a number of videos shot by local residents near Inukjuak, Que., the whales are seen taking turns continuously coming up for air. The first video was posted on Tuesday on Facebook by local residents to try to get the attention of authorities to help the whales who appear to be in distress. It is believed the orcas became stranded on Monday and are still there.
  • Phillips 66 moving Bakken oil by rail in $1B deal

    01/09/2013 8:51:51 AM PST · by thackney · 55 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 9, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    Phillips 66 has begun shipping crude by rail from North Dakota to a refinery in New Jersey in an effort estimated at more than $1 billion. The company said this week it had signed a five-year deal with Global Partners to move oil produced in the Bakken shale play to its Bayway refinery. The Bayway refinery, the largest on the east coast, is already receiving crude through the deal, which will move 91 million barrels of oil over the contract term, or about 50,000 barrels a day, Phillips 66 spokesman Dennis Nuss said. The refinery is expected to receive crude...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST, January 9,2013

    01/09/2013 8:49:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 81 replies
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  • Ohio man arrested for barking at police dog

    01/09/2013 8:43:11 AM PST · by karatemom · 47 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | January 8, 2013
    A 22-year-old spent the night in the Montgomery County Jail Monday after he allegedly taunted a police dog during a traffic stop. Cameron Dunn is facing a misdemeanor charge of assaulting or harassing police dog. According to a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office report, police K9 Gunner and his deputy handler were called to the intersection of Mad River Road and Hempstead Mews at about 4:50 p.m. Monday to assist in a traffic stop. Dunn was being detained in the backseat of a cruiser while the dog performed a sniff of his vehicle checking for drugs. As Gunner walked past the...
  • Rage Against the Coin

    01/09/2013 8:37:01 AM PST · by Qbert · 49 replies
    NYT ^ | January 8, 2013 | Paul Krugman (Moonbat)
    Well, the trillion-dollar-coin thing — deal with the debt ceiling by exploiting a legal loophole to have the Treasury mint one or more large-denomination coins, deposit them at the Fed, and use the cash in the new account to pay bills — has really taken off. Last month I spoke with a senior Fed official who had never heard of the idea; these days it’s all over. There seem to be two kinds of objections. One is that it would be undignified. Here’s how to think about that: we have a situation in which a terrorist may be about to...
  • Benghazigate: The Cover-Up Continues

    01/09/2013 8:24:09 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2013 | Bill Schanefelt
    From the start, almost everything that we were originally and "officially" told by the Obama Administration about the Benghazigate "event" was false (i.e., a lie) or misleading or inadequate. And now that the sole suspect held in the attack has been released, the cover-up is gaining momentum. The report produced by State's Accountability Review Board (ARB) and released in an unclassified version Dec. 18 (pdf) did little to clear up what was misleading and inadequate in the "official" versions about the happenings during the "event." The recently-released "Flashing Red: A Special Report On The Terrorist Attack At Benghazi" (pdf) by...
  • Elites Sneer at You

    01/09/2013 8:16:45 AM PST · by Edmunds mom · 15 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 1/8/2013 | Scott Walter
    One lone trustee objected to the institution’s betrayal of Andrew Carnegie. As Lagemann reports, a Cornell professor presented to the board a proposal that it focus, not on building libraries, but on spreading library science, which would lead to “advancing popular intellectual progress” (read: “smartening up the slack-jawed yokels”). The lonely dissenter, trustee James Bertram, argued that if the board consented to this recommendation, it "would contravene Carnegie’s clear and known wish 'to give libraries to communities and [to] leave the communities absolutely free to manage them any way they might see fit.'” Because Bertram spoke the truth, the trustees...
  • Gangnam Style's Psy to Star in Super Bowl Ad for Wonderful Pistachios (Boycott Paramount Farms)

    01/09/2013 8:14:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Adweek ^ | 1/9/12 | Adweek
    It was probably inevitable that Wonderful Pistachios, a brand known for cartoony commercials with broad comedy and D-list celebrities, would eventually end up on the Super Bowl. And indeed, the Paramount Farms nut brand has signed up for Super Bowl XLVII and will air a 30-second spot starring the biggest one-hit wonder of all: South Korean rapper Psy of "Gangnam Style" fame.
  • Islam ‘Helped to Shape’ CIA Nominee John Brennan’s World View

    01/09/2013 8:11:03 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Islam ‘Helped to Shape’ CIA Nominee John Brennan’s World View By Patrick Goodenough January 9, 2013 (CNSNews.com) – As a college student in the 1970s, John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee for CIA director, traveled in Indonesia where – he recalled in a speech in New York in 2010 – “despite my long hair, my earring and my obvious American appearance, I was welcomed throughout that country, in a way that is a reflection of the tremendous warmth of Islamic cultures and societies.” Brennan’s Feb. 13, 2010 address to a meeting at the Islamic Center at New York University, facilitated by...
  • To Sidestep Obamacare, Wendy’s Reduces Hours for Hundreds in Nebraska

    01/09/2013 8:09:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 02:35 PM | Michael Mullins
    Employees at various Wendy’s restaurant locations in Nebraska will work fewer hours this year, reportedly due to costs associated with Obamacare. Under the new healthcare law, businesses with 50 or more “full-time” employees must offer health benefits to their staffers working between 32 and 38 hours. Non-managerial workers at Omaha-area Wendy’s will see their hours cut to 28 hours a week, according to local NBC affiliate WOWT. … The number of employees in Omaha who will be affected by the decision is in question. The Huffington Post reported approximately 300 staffers, while WOWT reported 100 workers. There are 11 Wendy’s...
  • Nixon at 100: A model for GOP?

    01/09/2013 8:07:32 AM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Wednesday is the 100th anniversary of Richard Nixon's birth. He remains a controversial figure, and not just on the political left. Last year, I was covering the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington when I came across a stall selling old political pins. Unable to resist, I bought one with a picture of Tricky Dick giving his best crocodile smile beneath the classic slogan "Nixon's The One!"
  • Kim Jong-un sends out candy to kids on [his] birthday

    01/09/2013 8:06:54 AM PST · by Daffynition · 9 replies
    China.org ^ | January 9, 2013 | staff reporter
    DPRK leader, Kim Jong-un, has treated the country's children to special candies on the occasion of his birthday. The DPRK Central Broadcasting Station reported that an aircraft had been sent around the country to help deliver the candy to all DPRK school children aged 10 and under, in time for his January 8th birthday.
  • Christie Crushes Lauer's Gotchas

    01/09/2013 8:04:34 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    FOX ^ | Jan. 9, 2013
    <p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held his own this morning against a barrage of gotcha questions from NBC's Matt Lauer mostly trying to get him to rip fellow Republicans and support a federal ban on assault weapons.</p> <p>When asked if he was "happy" with direction of the Republican Party due to his recent criticisms of House Republicans, Christie pointed out that his strong reaction was because Hurricane Sandy is "above politics."</p>
  • Chavez' Term Ends Today/Will Not Take New Oath, Violates Constitution: DOES U.S. RECOGNIZE CHAVEZ?

    01/09/2013 7:58:30 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies
    Dictator Hugo Chavez and friend of Sean Penn and Oliver Stone was mandated to take a sworn presidential oath before the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela this morning due to the specifics of their Constitution and that he won the Oct. election (unfortunately) for another six-year term starting today. However Hugo "smells of sulphur", it is reported, and is out of the country and deathly ill in Havana, Cuba of apparently malignant cancer, so he is not exercising his duties in addition to being absent from the country in the first place. There are succession plans in place in Venezuelan...
  • New York Ferry Crash: Up To 50 Injured

    01/09/2013 7:50:33 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    New York Ferry Crash: Up To 50 Injured 3:30pm UK, Wednesday 09 January 2013 A commuter ferry has crashed into the dockside in Lower Manhattan in New York, injuring between 30 and 50 people. The Sea Streak Ferry, which provides daily services from Atlantic Highlands in New Jersey struck Pier 11 in the East River not far from Wall Street at about 8.45am ET (1.45pm GMT). Officials say at least one of the passengers was in a critical condition with head injuries. The vessel apparently had a hard landing as it was trying to dock. "There was a jolt when...
  • Ben Shapiro on Hannity: “We’ve Reached the End of Bipartisanship.We’ve Reached the End of Civility”

    01/09/2013 7:36:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/9/13 | Jim Hoft
    Ben Shapiro was on with Sean Hannity last night to discuss his new book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” and to list the top five progressive bullies in America today. As a final question, Hannity asked Ben how do conservatives counter the progressive bullies today. Ben answered, “We can’t be civil with them. We can’t. We’ve reached the end of bipartisanship. We’ve reached the end of civility. It’s like the Geneva Conventions. These people are out of uniform. Once they exit the realm of civility they are now fair game. And it’s enough playing...
  • Gun Grabbing Legislation Sweeps Nation

    01/09/2013 7:28:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/9/13 | Ben Shapiro
    Remember when the left pretended they liked the Second Amendment? That’s passé. Today, Democrats around the country are preparing for a big gun grab, the likes of which the Republic has never before seen. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has actually publicly pitched all-out gun confiscation (or alternatively, forced gun buybacks), is now preparing grandiose new legislation designed to strip New Yorkers of “assault weapons,” as well as restrict the size of magazines. In the only provision actually designed to reduce crime, Cuomo will also propose harsher penalties for using a gun in the commission of a crime....
  • Georgia Gun Sales And Permit Applications Soar Post-Newtown

    01/09/2013 7:24:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://www.ajc.com/ ^ | January 9,2013 | Katie Leslie
    Gun sales and permit requests have surged across metro Atlanta since the Connecticut school massacre last month, a trend many say will continue as Congress considers tougher gun control measures.
  • Clinton Publicly Linked Benghazi to Video Before Woods and Doherty Killed

    01/09/2013 7:12:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/09/2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    <p>On the night of Sept. 11, 2012 -- before former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed by a terrorist mortar strike -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a public statement linking the attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, with an anti-Muslim video, which she referred to as "inflammatory material posted on the Internet."</p>
  • CIA Nominee John Brennan Has Touted Hezbollah’s “Moderate Elements”

    01/09/2013 7:00:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 9, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    CIA director-designate John Brennan’s stated views on the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah at times has appeared to be out of step with others in the Obama administration, which he has served as White House counterterrorism adviser since 2009. Even before President Obama’s election, Brennan—who was Obama’s chief intelligence adviser during the 2008 presidential campaign—was promoting a shift in the U.S. approach to Hezbollah. The Iranian- and Syrian-sponsored Shi’ite group, which also participates in Lebanese parliamentary politics, is blamed for attacks included a series of suicide bombings in Beirut in 1983 which killed more than 300 people, including 241 U.S. servicemen...
  • EIA forecasts loose global oil market through 2014

    01/09/2013 6:56:36 AM PST · by thackney · 2 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | 01/08/2013 | Conglin Xu
    In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, issued Jan. 8, the US Energy Information Administration forecasts a fairly loose oil market in the next 2 years, as higher global consumption will be more than offset by increasing global supply. Also, this STEO is the first to include monthly forecasts for 2014, EIA reported. Worldwide oil supply is expected to increase by 1 million b/d in 2013 and by 1.7 million b/d in 2014 with most of the growth coming from producers outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, EIA reported. EIA also forecasts that non-OPEC production will rise by 1.4 million...
  • ESPN Opts Not to Renew Rob Parker's Contract After RGIII Comments

    01/09/2013 6:56:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 1/8/13 | TIM KEENEY
    Less than a month after suspending Rob Parker for 30 days, ESPN announced on Tuesday that it was not going to renew the controversial analyst's contract.
  • The Muddle Class

    01/09/2013 6:54:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 1 replies
    WSJ - BOTW ^ | 8 Jan 2013 | James Taranto
    Elizabeth Warren turns out to be a special pleader for her own industry... Warren’s example illustrates as well as ours the point about the trouble with defining “middle class” in terms of annual income. But the combination of her two examples illustrates something about her, too. What did Warren do before her recent foray into politics? She was a professor at Harvard. What policy does she suggest to “strengthen America’s middle class”? Pouring more federal money into subsidizing the already heavily subsidized industry where she spent her career. What is her archetypal example of a middle-class American? Someone who both...
  • USDA: 1 in 4 children were on food stamps in fiscal year 2011

    01/09/2013 6:49:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/9/13 | Caroline May
    One in four children in America participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, in fiscal year 2011, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture and U.S. Census Bureau. The USDA’s “Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2011” shows that in 2011, 19.9 million children, or people under 18, received food stamp benefits. The Census estimates there were 73.9 million children living in the United States in 2011, meaning that 26.9 percent of children, or approximately one in four, were on food stamps in 2011. The USDA notes that children constituted 45...
  • Texas not the only state with a budget surplus

    01/09/2013 6:48:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    <p>With a $500 million budget surplus and $2 billion in reserves, Indiana Governor-elect Mike Pence has pledged to give back some of that money when he takes office next week by cutting personal income taxes.</p> <p>“An across-the-board tax cut for all Hoosiers would send a strong signal that we are managing our funds wisely and also reducing the tax burden on our taxpayers and businesses,” the former U.S. Congressman said while campaigning to replace outgoing fellow Republican Mitch Daniels as governor.</p>
  • No more paper Social Security checks come March

    01/09/2013 6:45:17 AM PST · by haffast · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | January 9, 2013: 5:39 AM ET | Melanie Hicken
    In an effort to cut spending, federal officials began retiring paper checks in favor of direct deposits and prepaid "Direct Express" debit cards in May 2011. Since then, the Treasury Department has required all new recipients of payments from federal benefits programs -- including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income disability, Veterans Affairs and government pension plans -- to sign up for electronic payments. It set a March 1, 2013, deadline for all other recipients to do the same. snip So now, the agency is urging remaining check recipients to beat the March 1 deadline. The department has partnered with more...
  • Guns Are Designed to Kill (And killing is legitimate in some circumstances)

    01/09/2013 6:38:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/09/2013 | Kenneth Bennight
    <p>Would-be gun controllers argue that guns are different from other dangerous commodities. Guns are uniquely are designed to kill, they say, and therefore lack the utility of other dangerous things. Take automobiles, for instance: automobiles kill more people than guns, but automobiles' primary use is peaceful, and automobiles are not designed to kill. Why, gun controllers ask, should we tolerate guns, which are dangerous and have no material utility other than killing?</p>
  • Hagel: A Petty Pick (Did Obama choose him out of spite?)

    01/09/2013 6:34:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/09/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    <p>It’s official. President Obama has named former senator Chuck Hagel (R., Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense-secretary-nomination fight since George H. W. Bush’s failed appointment of Senator John Tower (R., Texas) more than 20 years ago.</p>
  • White House Misfires On Gun Control

    01/09/2013 6:32:35 AM PST · by suspects · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 9, 2013 | Michael Graham
    The position of pro-Second Amendment Americans is that gun ownership is part of the fundamental human right to self-defense, explicitly stated in the Constitution by the Founding Fathers due to an overarching political philosophy regarding the balance of power between the individual and the state. The position of the anti-gun activists in the Obama administration is “guns are icky.” The media consider them the intellectuals in this debate. And so Fox News reports “White House In Gun Control Sprint.” President Obama wants to fast-track a stack of new gun laws before the lingering pain and horror of the Newtown, Conn.,...
  • The Fiscal Facts of Life (A refresher course for the ignorant)

    01/09/2013 6:32:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/09/2013 | Michael Tanner
    <p>Having completed yet another deficit-reduction agreement that somehow managed to increase the deficit, Congress and the Obama administration are now laying the groundwork for upcoming fights over the debt ceiling, the sequester, and the continuing resolution that will fund the government given continued refusal by Senate Democrats to pass a budget.</p>
  • States Cut Taxes Even As Washington Raises Them

    01/09/2013 6:24:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    RCM ^ | 01/09/2013 | Steve Malanga
    <p>Although federal taxes are rising for three-quarters of Americans this year, many states have spent the last two fiscal years cutting levies and simplifying their tax codes. Even as high profile battles to raise taxes in places like California have garnered the press's attention, from Kansas to Michigan to Oregon and New Jersey, states have actually been net tax cutters recently after trying for several years to tax their way out of budget woes.</p>
  • New Illinois legislature has 3 charged lawmakers

    01/09/2013 6:23:39 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 01-09-2013 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    When Illinois' new General Assembly takes the oath of office Wednesday, the state that's still struggling to rebuild its image after two consecutive governors went to prison will set yet another precedent of sorts: Three sitting lawmakers facing criminal charges.