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  • Levin: If Obama sidesteps Congress on debt ceiling, ‘no choice’ but impeachment

    01/14/2013 7:59:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 14, 213 | Jeff Poor
    On his Monday radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin said that if President Barack Obama sidesteps Congress on the debt ceiling fight and attacks the Congress’ constitutionally enumerated “core power” – that is control over spending and taxing — through executive action, Congress will have “no choice” but impeachment. Levin explained that if unilateral action by the White House — which White House spokesman Jay Carney ruled out — were to happen, it would infringe on Congress’ “core power” and should be punished with impeachment. “Now, if Obama unilaterally acts — and I think there’s a fan-dance going on here...
  • Rights for Illegals, Laws for Rest

    01/15/2013 8:07:38 PM PST · by Red Nation Rising · 4 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Michael Holmes
    Follow @RedNation2016 on Twitter Have you heard of Rep. Edward Acevedo? I hadn’t either until last week. He’s an Illinois House Member. A Chicago Democrat. Chicago politics are bad on their own. Illinois democrat policies have the potential to be bad. Combining the two is recipe for disaster. Rep. Acevedo was one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 957, which allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. It has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for his signature (Quinn reportedly will sign it into law). Something so absurd surely had to...
  • Ted Nugent ammo sells out, says cops won't obey Obama on guns

    01/15/2013 7:46:49 PM PST · by Red Steel · 119 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2013 | 12:39 pm | Paul Bedard
    Ted Nugent, the rocker and Michigan deputy sheriff whose new line of ammunition has sold out amid gun control worries, claims members of state and federal law enforcement are poised to disobey any order by President Obama to seize guns. Nugent, whose trained with the FBI, ATF and DEA, on Tuesday cited a group called "Oath Keepers," members of federal and state police and military organizations, who will not enforce laws that conflict with the Constitution and presumably the Second Amendment right to arms. In an interview with the "Andrea Tantaros Show with Jason Mattera," Nugent said that if ordered...
  • Pro-Israel Arab Journalist's Page Whitewashed by Facebook

    01/15/2013 7:41:03 PM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 2 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 16, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    “Fatah couldn’t stop me, Hamas couldn’t stop me, not even Facebook will stop me from continuing my work,” is what Arab Israeli journalist Khaled abu Toameh told The Jewish Press Tuesday morning, January 15, in a lengthy interview about Facebook’s bizarre treatment of his Facebook page. In the space of less than 24 hours, abu Toameh’s page was shut down, parts of it were scrubbed, and then it was back, without a word of explanation. For everyone who breathed a sigh of relief that this journalist hasn’t been censored, who hoped it had just been a glitch – the truth...
  • National Fix the Debt group gets assist from Boschwitz, Sabo, Penny

    01/15/2013 7:39:44 PM PST · by TurboZamboni
    pioneer press ^ | 1-15-13 | Bill Salisbury
    Former Republican Sen. Rudy Boschwitz, ex-Democratic Rep. Martin Sabo and one-time Democratic Rep. Tim Penny, who ran for governor under the Independence Party banner, disagree on a lot of issues, but the three political leaders have come together to champion one cause: lobbying Congress to rein in and reduce the federal debt. The tri-partisan trio announced the launch of the Minnesota chapter of the "Campaign to Fix the Debt" during a state Capitol news conference Tuesday, Jan. 15. Penny, the co-chair of the campaign, said the group wants to drum up public support for action on the debt problem "so...
  • Getting a gun in Chicago quick and easy

    01/15/2013 7:39:03 PM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    chicago sun times ^ | 1-2013 | frank main
    Want to know how to get a gun? Just ask Chris. The skinny teen attends high school in Chicago and is a talented athlete. But he’s also a notorious gunslinger. As a shooter in a South Side gang, he can get his hands on a gun as quick as you can get a burger at a fast-food restaurant. “I will make a call and say I need a gun. I will ride down the street on my bike and get it — five minutes.” The Chicago Sun-Times sat down with Chris for a lesson on how gangs get guns. Armed...
  • Rep. Nadler: Two to Four Self-Defense Shots is Enough

    01/15/2013 7:17:52 PM PST · by paltz · 122 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 1/15/13 | Kerry Picket
    Nadler told Breitbart News: Hunters don’t use large ammunition clips, and as far as self defense, I mean who are you defending yourself against? If you’re defending yourself against a robber…if you have a pistol permit or you’re carrying a gun because you work for Wells Fargo and you’re taking money in and out of a bank or something, two or three or four shots should be enough—period.
  • Report: White House 'Concerned' About Bennett The White House is closely following the Israeli

    01/15/2013 7:14:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 1/16/2013, | Elad Benari
    The White House is closely following the elections in Israel, Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the U.S. is particularly concerned over the growing strength of the Habayit Hayehudi (The Jewish Home) in the polls and over the fact that there is hardly talk about negotiations with the Palestinian Authority as part of the election campaign. The U.S. is concerned, according to Channel 10, that Bennett's strengthening will cause Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in turn, to strengthen the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. The report comes on the heels of the harsh criticism by President...
  • Gangs need gun control, not the law abiding gun owners

    01/15/2013 7:06:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    Gangs need gun control, not the Law Abiding Gun Owners Gangs don't understand gun control or laws See all 4 photos Source: FBI My Goal For This Hub My goal is to shed some light on a area of violent crimes that is going unnoticed during the media coverage on gun control. That light should shine on the gangs and gang members operating their illegal businesses in the United States and across its borders. They use guns and violence in protecting and conducting these illegal businesses which are in the multiple billions of dollars a year. The statements shown...
  • French triple troops in Mali, prepare for massive land assault as al-Qaida rebels gain ground

    01/15/2013 6:43:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 15 January 2013
    BAMAKO, Mali — After a punishing bombing campaign failed to halt the advance of al-Qaida-linked fighters, France pledged Tuesday to triple the size of its force in Mali, sending in hundreds more troops as it prepared for a land assault to dislodge the militants occupying the northern half of the country. The move reversed France’s earlier insistence on providing only aerial and logistical support for a military intervention led by African ground troops. France plunged headfirst into the conflict in its former colony last week, bombarding the insurgents’ training camps, arms depots and safe houses in an effort to shatter...
  • UPDATE -- REMATCH: Breitbart News Editor Ben Shapiro on Piers Morgan Tonight

    01/15/2013 6:41:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    UPDATE: Ben Shapiro will appear on Piers Morgan's show tonight. The CNN team has agreed to amend the format to included two segments of on-on-one debate between the host and the Breitbart News editor as well as a "town hall" forum. Though it is a primetime show, it is expected that Morgan will take a page out of the daytime TV playbook and make an emotional appeal to the audience by featuring victims of gun crimes and their families.
  • Obama Glad There Are Men With Guns Protecting His Girls (Hypocrisy Flashback)

    01/15/2013 6:37:07 PM PST · by optiguy · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 15, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama wants tighter gun control laws, but he does appreciate that armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters every day on their way to school. "It might come in handy to have these super locks," Obama joked at Master Lock in Wisconsin, noting that he will soon have two teenage daughters. "For now, I'm just counting on the fact that when they go to school there are men with guns with them." The U.S. Secret Service has protected the presidential family since 1917.
  • The 10 miracle babies of the Hudson: Captain Sully meets the children born

    01/15/2013 6:34:46 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2013
    In the four years since Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger safely crash-landed his jetliner on the Hudson River in New York City, ten babies have been born to the passengers aboard his plane. The anniversary of the 'Miracle on the Hudson' served as a reminder that the hero pilot did more than just save 155 lives on January 15, 2009. The captain of U.S. Airways flight 1549 today had a chance to meet some of those ten children who would not be in the world without him. Additionally, 20 passengers got to personally thank Sullenberger for his quick-thinking and bravery. Ten lives:...
  • US Postal Service Faces Ruin Without Rescue From Congress, Watchdog Warns

    01/15/2013 6:30:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 15, 2013 | Heidi Moore
    US Postal Service Faces Ruin Without Rescue From Congress, Watchdog Warns Inspector general David Williams says cash-strapped service, saddled with debt and low revenues, is in 'very serious trouble' Heidi Moore 15 January 2013 The USPS lost over $16bn last year, and has lost about $41bn over the past five years, according to estimates. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters The chief postal watchdog has warned that the troubled US Postal Service will go out of business this year unless Congress acts to rescue it. David Williams, the inspector general of the USPS, says the service is in "very serious trouble", after five...
  • Anderson Cooper Goes After ‘Anonymous Internet Trolls’ Pushing Conspiracies About Newtown And Gun

    01/15/2013 6:27:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 124 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/15/13 | Josh Feldman
    Last week Anderson Cooper took on some of the more ridiculous conspiracy theories about the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, one in particular claiming that the shooting simply never happened. But tonight, Cooper took on perhaps one of the most shocking theories of all: the whole shooting was a gigantic conspiracy to take away people’s guns. Cooper reminded viewers of the Florida professor who has been pushing the conspiracy theories, and revealed that said professor reacted to his initial report with a blog post attacking Cooper for “wanting to cause him harm.” Cooper said that the professor has his rights to...
  • Boeing Dreamliner Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

    01/15/2013 6:25:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2013 | KOSAKU NARIOKA And HIROYUKI KACHI
    TOKYO—A Boeing BA +0.51% 787 Dreamliner operated by All Nippon Airways Co. 9202.TO -1.08% made an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in southern Japan on Wednesday morning, the airline and government agencies said, in the latest incident to hit the aircraft. A spokesman for ANA said the landing was made after an alarm indicated a problem with batteries used in the plane. An official at Takamatsu airport said smoke was detected, but had no further details. The plane landed at 8:47 a.m. and the 129 passengers were evacuated safely using the plane's emergency slides. The plane had a crew of...
  • NRA needs to have its OWN press conference with children

    01/15/2013 6:25:00 PM PST · by BushMeister · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01-15-2013 | Self
    NRA should have an event with children and speeches, and make to the American people a very simple statement: “We mourn the loss of 20 children in Connecticut. But it’s time for Americans to ask how many children died in nations in which the citizens allowed the government to disarm them, and in which the government later became violently oppressive. The answer is that tens of millions of children died, in cultures as different as Germany and Cambodia, The Soviet Union and Africa, and South America and China. America is not immune from such a horrific turn of events, especially...
  • The 2nd Amendment Is What Makes The Other Nine Possible

    01/15/2013 6:21:00 PM PST · by billflax · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/15/2013 | Bill Flax
    As debates over firearms simmer and President Obama mulls sweeping firearm restrictions via executive orders, media personalities like Piers Morgan dismiss guests defending gun rights with contempt. You’d think resistance to disarmament amounts to culpability for the Sandy Hook slaughter. Yet, as John Lott’s bestseller, More Guns, Less Crime, highlights crime rates have tumbled while gun ownership has soared, including permits to carry concealed weapons. America has more murder than many similarly advanced countries, but overall violent crime, save inner-cities plagued by family breakdown, remains below peer nations. The streets in Mr. Morgan’s England are far more dangerous.
  • Left-wing Radio Host Who Fantasized About Beheaded Tea Party Members Offended by 'Gun Appreciation

    01/15/2013 6:19:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/15/13 | Ken Shepherd
    Leftist radio host Mike Malloy is aghast at the notion of a "Gun Appreciation Day" to be celebrated by 2nd Amendment supporters on January 19 this year. On his January 14 radio program, Malloy attacked the "right wingers who want to see blood in the streets, the Hannitys, the Limbaughs, they want the killing to start. Glenn Beck would like nothing more!" A few minutes later, Malloy attacked the "crazy bastards" behind Gun Appreciation Day. "I know, let's have Bomb Appreciation Day.... How do you do something like this?!" Of course, Malloy has repeatedly fantasized about the violent death or...
  • NASA Finds Long-Term Climate Warming Trend

    01/15/2013 6:15:29 PM PST · by DigitalVideoDude · 19 replies
    NASA Science News ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Science@NASA
    NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.