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  • W.H. Releases Letters from Little Kids Pleading for Gun Control

    01/16/2013 8:53:55 AM PST · by RochesterNYconservative · 28 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan. 16, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    The White House today released letters from little kids pleading for gun control, just hours before President Obama is to release a comprehensive proposal to limit guns and ammunition. The letters were released to the Associated Press in what appears to be a coordinated effort to help shape the narrative the day of Obama's announcement. "Three days after six teachers and 20 students were killed by a rampaging gunman at their elementary school in Newtown, Conn., an 8-year-old from Maryland pulled out a sheet of paper and asked President Barack Obama for 'some changes in the laws with guns,'" the...
  • USC rolls out the unwelcome mat (Entry to campus is restricted after 9 p.m.)

    01/16/2013 8:42:05 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 01/15/2013 | Angel Jennings and Rosanna Xia
    --snip-- This week marks the beginning of heightened security measures at USC that restrict late-night guests and require identification checks for all visitors between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Other measures, including the use of fingerprinting scanners at dorms and license plate recognition cameras, are also being introduced this semester. The changes come after two violent incidents last year rocked USC and prompted new calls for tighter security:
  • Islamist militants reportedly holding 7 Americans hostage, among others

    01/16/2013 8:36:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/13 | Fox News
    Islamist militants from Mali have attacked and taken control of a natural gas field partly owned by BP in southern Algeria, killing two and reportedly taking 41 people hostage, including seven Americans. A group called the Katibat Moulathamine, or the Masked Brigade, called a Mauritanian news outlet to say one of its subsidiaries had carried out the operation on the Ain Amenas gas field, taking 41 hostages from nine or 10 different nationalities.
  • 1 in 3 Illinoisans lives in or near poverty level: report

    01/16/2013 8:07:57 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Sun-Times Media Wire ^ | Jan 16, 2013
    A staggering one out of three Illinoisans today lives in or near poverty ó the peak of a continued climb over three decades ... almost half of Chicago's population is living in or near poverty. In suburban Cook and Kane counties, it's nearly a third; in DuPage, McHenry and Will counties, one out of five people, and in Lake County, one out of four. Statewide, 31 percent of the African-American population lives in poverty, along with 22.6 percent of Latinos; 12 percent of Asians, and 11 percent of whites. Of the state's households headed by single women, 34.3 percent live...
  • Why U.S. might be Ďa nation of deadbeatsí

    01/16/2013 8:06:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Jan 15, 2013 | By Brett Arends
    Why U.S. might be Ďa nation of deadbeatsí Consumers have been paying down debt, but walking away from more By Brett Arends President Obama said on Monday that ďwe are not a nation of deadbeats,Ē but instead a people who ďpay our bills.Ē Really? A close look at the data reveals a very different story ó and one that gets far too little airing in public discourse. Far from paying our bills, the current generation of Americans ó or some of them ó have set records for default which probably have no parallel in the history of the human race....
  • Head Start's sad and costly secret -- what Washington doesn't want you to know

    01/16/2013 8:01:26 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 26 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 1/16/13 | Lindsey M. Burke
    ĎTwas the Friday before Christmas, and while most Americans were enjoying time with family and friends, the bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) were stirring quietly about, preparing to release its long-overdue evaluation of the Head Start program. Head Start is an $8 billion per year federal preschool program, designed to improve the kindergarten readiness of low-income children. Since its inception in1965, taxpayers have spent more than $180 billion on the program. [snip] The first-grade evaluation found that any benefits the children may have accrued while in the Head Start program had dissipated by the time...
  • Rapper: Spike Lee Is 'Hollywood's Resident House Negro' for Criticizing Tarantino

    01/16/2013 7:56:00 AM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    Former 2 Live Crew rapper turned music promoter and VH1 star Luther Campbell isn't pleased with Spike Lee's comments about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and the new movie "Django Unchained." Writing at his Miami NewTimes blog Tuesday, Campbell called Lee "Hollywood's resident house negro." For those unfamiliar with the controversy, Lee has come down strongly on Tarantino for amongst other things his excessive use of the N-word in the film. "Show me a white man in the 1800s who wasn't dropping n-bombs left and right," Campbell responded. "Lee needs to get over himself," Campbell continued. "He's upset because Tarantino makes better...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 16,2013

    01/16/2013 7:54:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 16,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • House Democrats aim to repeal the debt ceiling

    01/16/2013 7:53:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/16/2013 | by Rachel Weiner
    One way out the debt ceiling showdown: getting rid of the debt ceiling altogether. A group of House Democrats is introducing legislation Wednesday that would repeal the federal debt limit. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) are behind the effort. Some of the same lawmakers attempted to repeal the debt limit in 2011. Given Republican control of the House, it is incredibly unlikely that this legislation will pass. The debt limit dates to 1939, and stems from earlier limits on borrowing that were meant to give...
  • Rep. Sensenbrenner calls on Obama to denounce ĎBullet to the Head of the NRAí video game

    01/16/2013 7:49:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/13 | Caroline May
    Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is calling on President Barack Obama to denounce an online video game that encourages players to shoot and kill National Rifle Association officials. In a letter to Obama, Sensenbrenner on Tuesday voiced concern about the video game, ďBullet to the Head of the NRA,Ē which allows players to assassinate NRA President David Keene with a scoped firearm. (RELATED: Developer of ďBulletĒ NRA game admits to wanting as much publicity as possible) ďMaking threats against public figures who speak out either for or against gun control prevents us from having a reasonable, thoughtful debate,Ē Sensenbrenner wrote...
  • Obama's Social Security Games Make Case For Private Pensions

    01/16/2013 7:47:45 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 15 Jan 2012 | Editorial
    Politics: President Obama threatened Social Security checks would be delayed if Congress didn't play ball on the debt ceiling. Once again, he turned pensions into a political football. There are ways to stop this. Americans should know: Social Security payments won't be affected by debt-ceiling talks, and Obama knows it. Still, it's not as if the Social Security system is healthy. In a Page 1 story Monday, IBD's Jed Graham reported that 2013 marks the first year new Social Security retirees will outlive the trust fund. Their benefits will be slashed 25% as the system goes bust in 2033. So...
  • $50 billion Sandy relief bill somehow passes House with just 49 Republican votes

    01/16/2013 7:32:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | AllahPundit
    I remember some consternation in the media a few weeks ago after Boehner split the original $60 billion relief package into two smaller bills that this meant the GOP was going to gut part of it. Absurd. Did anyone seriously believe Boehner et al. would risk more bad press by stripping out the pork after Chris Christie threw a big tantrum about how evil his own party was for even delaying the initial vote?I hereby retract my skepticism that the GOP leadership collectively has no balls. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives approved measures Tuesday to send more than $50...
  • White House downplays Morsiís anti-Semitic Ďapes and pigsí rants

    01/16/2013 7:32:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/13 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obamaís spokesman is downplaying venomously anti-Semitic statements by Egyptís new Islamist president, who said that Jews are ďapes and pigsĒ and must be hated by Muslim children. Egyptís president, Mohammed Morsi, ďhas demonstrated in word and deed his commitment to Egyptís peace treaty with Israel. Ö He obviously worked with us to resolve Ö a ceasefire Ö ó in the Gaza conflict last year,Ē spokesman Jay Carney said during the Jan. 15 White House press conference.
  • The Myth of an Impure GOP (Ideologically sound, but not always effective)

    01/16/2013 7:24:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Itís hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movementís problems are mostly problems of success. But the Republican partyís problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure to recognize the limits of that movementís success. American conservatism began as a kind of intellectual hobbyistsí group with little hope of changing the broader society. Albert Jay Nock, the cape-wearing libertarian intellectual ó he called himself a ďphilosophical anarchistĒ ó who inspired a very young William F. Buckley Jr., argued that political change was impossible because the masses were...
  • Obamaís Kiddie Human Shields. The president trots out children to deflect legitimate criticism.

    01/16/2013 7:21:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/16/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. This is the most cynical in Beltway theatrical staging ó a feckless attempt to invoke immunity by intoning ďitís for the childrenĒ and hiding behind them. What has happened to the deliberative process in this country? Public debate in Washington has deteriorated into Sesame Street sing-alongs....
  • Obamaís alleged criticism of Netanyahu enlivens Israeli election

    01/16/2013 7:18:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:45am GMT | Dan Williams
    Long-strained ties between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama sprang to the fore of Israelís election campaign on Wednesday after the U.S. president was quoted as criticizing the prime ministerís character. Less than a week before a January 22 ballot that opinion polls predict the right-wing Netanyahu will win easily, Israeli media highlighted a U.S. commentatorís column on Obama and questioned whether the Democratic president was trying to sway the vote. Netanyahuís office declined comment on Tuesdayís unsourced column by Bloombergís Jeffrey Goldberg, which described Obama as frustrated at West Bank settlement building that has deepened Israelís diplomatic impasse with the...
  • Report: Obama to propose federal funding for armed guards in schools

    01/16/2013 7:11:38 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1-16-2013 | Allahpundit
    Knowing that any huge gun bill is doomed in Congress, and aware that he needs to show America how eager he is to Do Something, The One lurches towards plan B ¬ó i.e. including Wayne LaPierre¬ís proposal for more federally-funded security in schools as part of his package of recommendations on reducing gun violence: Mark Knoller‚úĒ @markknoller 16 Jan 13 "Pres Obama will also propose federal funds for schools to provide armed police security." I guess the ad worked, huh? The left mocked this idea after LaPierre¬ís presser last month because more school security guards does nothing to achieve their...
  • A jobs crisis? No, itís a skills crisis

    01/16/2013 7:10:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/16/2013 | Stanley Litow
    As each monthís unemployment figures show only modest declines, some may mistakenly believe that the United States has a ďjobs crisis.Ē But a closer analysis of the data reveals that our fundamental challenge is a lack of skills, not jobs. I made this observation at the recent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Summit convened by the Daily News. But donít take my word for it. Look at the January 2013 New York City Real Time Jobs Report, which lists local employers that posted the most new ads in the past 90 days and the number of opportunities available. The...
  • Obama Administration Seeks Approval to Test Anthrax Vaccine on Children

    01/16/2013 7:08:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | 1/16/13 | Vera Sharav
    Alliance for Human Research Protection FYI / Action A public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, January 14-15, to be held at the University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center, Florida: The stated topic for discussion is ďethical issues associated with the development of medical countermeasures for children.Ē http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-12-26/pdf/2012-31037.pdf The Obama Administration is seeking approval to conduct morally impermissible, wholly non-therapeutic medical experiments that would expose healthy children to risks of serious harm. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to test the highly controversial, dangerous...
  • Promised Land [Anti-Fracking Film Has Been a HUGE BOX OFFICE FAILURE]

    01/16/2013 7:04:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    [Latest box office numbers from the site:]
  • Bill aims to repeal (Florida) Stand Your Ground law

    01/16/2013 6:58:43 AM PST · by rarestia · 29 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Staff
    Trayvon Martin's mother is going to join Florida lawmakers to announce a bill that would repeal the state's Stand Your Ground Law. The announcement is scheduled to happen at 11:30 a.m. in Tallahassee. The bill, HB 4009, was filed on Jan. 9, 2013. Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mom, will be there along with the Martin family attorneys. George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin, has used the Stand Your Ground Law as his defense in the shooting.
  • Paul Krugman: The Mostly Solved Deficit Problem (Nobel Prize Winner says Debt-to-GDP ratio is down)

    01/16/2013 6:55:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/1 | Paul Krugman
    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a graph: The vertical axis measures the projected ratio of federal debt to GDP. The blue line at the top represents the projected path of that ratio as of early 2011 ‚ÄĒ that is, before recent agreements on spending cuts and tax increases. This projection showed a rising path for debt as far as the eye could see.And just about all budget discussion in Washington and the news media is laid out as if that were still the case. But a lot has happened since then. The orange line shows the effects...
  • 10 Countries Hoarding Enormous Stockpiles Of Gold

    01/16/2013 6:51:59 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-16-2013 | Mamta Badkar
    10 Countries Hoarding Enormous Stockpiles Of Gold Mamta BadkarJanuary 16,2013AP Photo/Newmont Mining Germany is reportedly repatriating gold it has stashed with the New York Fed and the Bank of France, and some policymakers want to bring back all their gold in case the financial crisis worsens. People continue to debate whether gold is or should be considered money. However, this hasn't kept the world's central banks from increasing their gold reserves. The World Gold Council estimates that central banks have purchased 500 tons of gold in 2012, up from 465 tons last year. Analysts attribute some of the support in...
  • The Secular Bear Market Will End And The World - On A Sustainable Path By The End Of The Decade

    01/16/2013 6:39:42 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-16-2013 | John Mauldin
    The Secular Bear Market Will End And The World Will Be On A Sustainable Path By The End Of The DecadeJohn Mauldin, Thoughts From The FrontlineJanuary 16, 2013, 12:09 AMďThere are decades when nothing happens and there are weeks when decades happen.Ē Ė Vladimir Ilyich Lenin "People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them." Ė Jean Monnet "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop." ĖHerbert Stein As we begin a new year, we again indulge ourselves in the annual (if somewhat futile) rite of forecasting the...
  • The TSA Blog: A Look at the Items our Officers Found in 2012

    01/16/2013 6:35:21 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 40 replies
    The TSA Blog ^ | January 9, 2013
    After screening 637,582,122 passengers in 2012 (around 1,746,800 a day), here are some of the more dangerous, scary, and downright unusual items our officers found in 2012. This post is a reflection of the outstanding work our officers are doing in the field thanks to their vigilance and attention to detail. More at site...
  • The Statistical and Moral Case for Gun Rights

    01/16/2013 6:34:21 AM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    The Northwestern Chronicle ^ | 1-13-2013 | Dane Stier
    Of the more than 4,500 words in the United States Constitution, a mere 27 words comprise the most controversial section: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This, of course, is the second amendment, whose many interpretations have been argued incessantly in every facet of the media over the past few months. While I believe this entire country can agree we need to find ways to prevent tragedies such as those at Sandy Hook, what we disagree about is how...
  • Morning Joe's Melodramatic Reaction To NRA Ad On Elite Hypocrisy Over Armed School Guards

    01/16/2013 6:28:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Have a look at the screengrab: it shows Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, she holding chin in hand, he hanging head. Their melodramatic reactions come in response to an NRA ad decrying the hypocrisy of political and media elites who want "gun free zones" in the schools where most Americans send their children, while sending their own children to schools with armed guards. The panel's reaction was one of collective hyperventilation. Mike Barnicle called the ad "political pornography." Donny Deutsch said it's "one of the grossest things I've ever seen in my life." Scarborough asked Mika "what's wrong with these...
  • Allen West launching online show

    01/16/2013 6:21:04 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 1-16-2013 | Katie Glueck
    January 16,2013 Allen West launching online show Katie Glueck Former Rep. Allen West‚Äôs next move will be to a new online show.‚ÄúNext Generation‚ÄĚ will aim to ‚Äúshine a spotlight on the challenges facing young Americans,‚ÄĚ the fiery conservative former lawmaker said Tuesday in an introductory video."I'm Allen West and this is Next Generation,‚ÄĚ he said in a clip posted on the show‚Äôs website. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôll shine a spotlight on the challenges facing young Americans, whether it be out-of-control spending, crushing debt or unacceptable levels of unemployment. These issues threaten the opportunities of the next generation, our nation‚Äôs collective future.‚ÄĚThe program is...
  • Robert Gibbs: NRA No Match For Obama Campaign Apparatus

    01/16/2013 6:02:13 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Tom Kludt
    Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Wednesday said the leftover campaign apparatus from President Barack Obama's re-election bid is more than capable of overpowering the lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association. Gibbs said the president may have to return to campaign mode in order to push for new gun policies, suggesting that Obama should barnstorm the country to promote the proposals that the White House will unveil on Wednesday. "He's got to get out of the White House and travel the country," Gibbs said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "He's got to make his case directly to the...
  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar leaving

    01/16/2013 6:00:38 AM PST · by thackney · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is set to step down from his post in March, after four tumultuous years overseeing oil drilling, recreation, grazing and other activities on federal lands and waters. According to administration officials who confirmed the decision, Salazar plans to return home to his family in Colorado, the state that he represented in the Senate and where he served as attorney general for six years. In the post, Salazar oversaw the reorganization of government agencies that oversee offshore drilling in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Under Salazarís watch, the Minerals Management Service was...
  • Sandy Hook and Christopher Rodia Ė Most ĎConspiracy Theoristsí Canít Think

    01/16/2013 5:55:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 283 replies
    JoeQuinn.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Joe Quinn
    Apparently many alternative news pundits and Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists are still fixated on the idea that a man named Christopher Rodia was the REAL owner of the black Honda Civic that has been identified as the car of Adam Lanzaís mother and which was found outside the Sandy Hook elementary school. The basis for this erroneous belief is police scanner audio that was picked up from the morning of Dec. 14th and details Connecticut State Police response to the massacre. I obtained the original audio files from Radioreference.com. I had to pay a small sum for the full files....
  • Petition: Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families...

    01/16/2013 5:49:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov blinked. The petition has 22,717 signatures and was going to make 25,000. Now they have changed the threshold to 100,000. They could feel that heat. This petition implements RULES FOR RADICALS #5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" against Obama. If gun-free zones make people safe, then why donít we declare the immediate vicinity of the President and Vice-President to be gun-free zones and send the Secret Service home? Or are gun-free zones good enough for our kids, but not good enough for our overlords? It is the height of arrogance and hypocrisy for politicians to surround themselves with...
  • People For the American Wayí Smears Michele Bachmann

    01/16/2013 5:29:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2013 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - ‚ÄėPeople For the American Way‚Äô Smears Michele BachmannPosted By John Perazzo On January 16, 2013 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments To read and order Frank Gaffney‚Äôs pamphlet, The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration, click here.Last June, Rep. Michele Bachmann and four Republican colleagues sent letters to the Inspectors General at the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and State, asking them to investigate whether the Muslim Brotherhood¬óthe ideological wellspring from which such terrorist outfits as al Qaeda and Hamas first emerged¬ómight be gaining undue influence over high-level U.S. government officials....
  • Fla. Senate Panel Votes To Ban Spying With Drones

    01/16/2013 5:22:03 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    CBS Tampa Bay via AP ^ | 1/15/2013 | CBS Tampa Bay via AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) ó A Florida Senate panel says police should be banned from using drones to spy on citizens. A bill (SB 92) that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from gathering evidence or other information flew through the Criminal Justice Committee with a unanimous vote Tuesday. It also would ban government agencies from using drones for code enforcement
  • Harry Reid: ďIíver Shed TearsĒ Over Obamaís PictureÖ

    01/16/2013 4:53:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | january 15, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVpGyR0Pwes
  • Jewish religious movements present plans to end gun violence

    01/16/2013 4:15:56 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    jta.org ^ | January 16, 2013
    WASHINGTON (JTA) Ė Jewish leaders representing the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist movements are all answering the nationís call for ideas to end gun violence. Together, they have held news conferences, written to Vice President Joe Bidenís gun control task force and sent letters to Congress. On Jan. 15, which would have been Martin Luther King Jr.ís 84th birthday, members of an interfaith alliance known as Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence held a news conference to urge Americans to work together to help curb gun violence. They called for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines...
  • New Math: President Obama Exaggerates Deficit Savings

    01/16/2013 4:01:10 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/15/2013 | John Merline
    At his press conference this week, President Obama made it seem as though the job of getting the government's deficits under control is nearly done. "The consensus is we need about $4 trillion to stabilize our debt and our deficit," he told reporters, "which means we need about $1.5 trillion more." [snip] But a closer look at the numbers shows that Obama is exaggerating how much deficit reduction he's actually achieved, and is being decidedly Pollyannaish about the nation's still massive long-term budget gap and what will be needed to close it.
  • Rupert Murdoch Tweets About Gun Control, Overweight Woman

    01/16/2013 3:54:52 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Georg Szalai
    The News Corp. CEO says he "did not mean to be unsympathetic" after a comment on a "fat lady" who fell through a sidewalk draws criticism from Keith Olbermann. News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch started off the year fairly quietly on Twitter. But on Tuesday night, he once again drew attention with Twitter posts about gun control and an overweight woman from New York whose fall through a sidewalk drew tabloid coverage. "Hopefully we'll get some real actions on guns tomorrow, not just some stage managed stunt," Murdoch tweeted late Tuesday. "This is federal imperative, not for states."...
  • Chief Keef Arrested For Probation Violation [CHICAGO RAPPER pointed gun at cop]

    01/16/2013 3:49:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Billboard.com ^ | 1/15/13 | Jason Lipshutz
    Chicago rapper Chief Keef was taken into custody on Tuesday (Jan. 15) after a judge ruled that the 17-year-old had violated his probation. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the rapper (real name: Keith Cozart) was handcuffed and taken out of court during a probation hearing on Tuesday. Keef is being held until a sentencing hearing on Thursday. Chief Keef was reportedly sentenced to 18 months probation in January 2012 for pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer. Judge Carl Anthony Walker ruled that Cozart violated his probation, which barred him from coming into contact with any firearms, by visiting...
  • Fane Lozman, winner in Supreme Court case against Riviera Beach, calls it 'an amazing day'

    01/16/2013 3:29:30 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies
    .palmbeachpost. ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | By Jane Musgrave
    Fane Lozman, a Marine turned multi-millionaire inventor turned thorn in the side of Riviera Beach officials, has won his long-running legal battle against the city over his floating home. In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that Lozmanís 60-foot, two-story home that was once anchored at the Riviera Beach Marina was not a vessel. As Lozman has argued for years, the court ruled that the city shouldnít have been able to seize it using centuries-old maritime law. The decision sets the stage for Lozman to return to court to seek damages against Riviera Beach for destroying...
  • When I Was A Kid: Reflections Of A 50-Year-Old American

    01/16/2013 3:10:17 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 53 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 01-16-2013 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    The United States of America was the greatest nation in the history of the world, bar none, and just about every American school kid knew why http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/when-i-was-a-kid-reflections-of-a-50-year-old-american?f=must_reads
  • Quinn & Rose - Americaís Morning Show - January 16, 2013

    01/16/2013 3:02:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 7 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Switching To Generic HIV Drugs Could Save The U.S. Billions [BO will throw AIDS patients under bus]

    01/16/2013 3:01:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 1/16/13 | Joseph Nordqvist
    The U.S health care system could save over $1 billion dollars a year if they replace current antiretroviral drugs for HIV infection with generic versions of the medications, a risky move that could seriously affect the efficacy of HIV treatment. The implications of such a change was explored in a study published in the January 15 edition of Annals of Internal Medicine.
  • AP-GfK poll: 6 in 10 favor stricter gun laws

    01/16/2013 2:38:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    AP/yahoo ^ | january 16, 2013 | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER AGIESTA
    Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games, movies and TV shows, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. Three-quarters of Americans said they reacted to the Connecticut massacre with deep anger, while 54 percent said they felt deeply ashamed...
  • Scott gets an earful from black lawmakers [Florida Governor Hated by Obama Cult]

    01/16/2013 2:25:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Florida Current ^ | 1/15/13 | Bill Cotterell
    Near the beginning of a polite but frank sit-down between Gov. Rick Scott and black state lawmakers, state Sen. Arthenia Joyner cordially told the governor, "We differ on a lot of things." "You're kidding," Scott replied in mock surprise. As the 23 black House and Senate members laughed, he quickly added, "I care about jobs and education, and I'm sure you do, too." For the next hour and 10 minutes, the political-philosophy gulf between the wealthy Republican governor and the black Democrats who represent some of the poorest people in Florida was starkly obvious. They aired their differences on health...
  • Obama's half brother to run for Kenyan office

    01/16/2013 2:13:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/15/13
    **SNIP** The president's campaign advice? "Have thick skin, be honest and sincere," Malik Obama told CNN. Malik Obama will run as an independent candidate in Kenya's election in March. The county of Siaya, in the western part of the country, has a population of about 842,000. Malik Obama, who studied accounting at the University of Nairobi, and his half brother met for the first time in 1985 and have reportedly kept in close contact ever since. Each served as the other's best man at their weddings.
  • Obama: ĎIsrael Doesnít Know What Its Best Interests Areí [Arrogant Jew Hater Alert]

    01/16/2013 1:46:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Bloomberg (LINK ONLY) | 1/14/13 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-14/what-obama-thinks-israelis-don-t-understand-.html
  • Utah smoothie bar owner charges liberals $1 extra per drink

    01/16/2013 1:44:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/13
    **SNIP** ďWe have a fiscal problem in this country. Weíve got to deal with it or we donít have a country, so to kind of help make that point, just a little bit, I charge liberals just a little bit more. Really what Iím focused on is the fiscal differences between big government/small government and liberal ways, as far as entitlements and spending,Ē said Burnett, in a KSL.com report. Burnett says the extra money will go to support the conservative Washngton-based think tank, The Heritage Foundation. Burnett, also a pro-oil and gas activist, plainly lists prices for his drinks, with...
  • Helicopter Crashes Into Crane In London

    01/16/2013 12:56:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    A helicopter has crashed into a crane in Vauxhall, south London, plummeting into the ground. The crash involved two cars and an unknown number of people, London Fire Service said. Sky sources said one person was aboard the aircraft, which is believed to be an Augusta 109.
  • Brady Bill II, 1993 - Redux 2013

    01/16/2013 12:27:55 AM PST · by MacNaughton · 6 replies
    Guns, Crime, and Punishment | 1994 | Wayne LaPierre
    Guns, Crime, and Punishment, by Wayne LaPierre, © 1994 p.49-50 Ö But in 1993, with a new sponsor, NY Rep. Charles Schumer, and a new president, Bill Clinton, in the White House, the Brady Bill waiting period passed the U.S. Congress and was signed into law on November 30. It didnít take long for the ďsecond step to be unveiled. Eight days later on December 8, 1993, Sarah and Jim Brady of Handgun Control, Inc. and Rep. Charles Schumer called a press conference to announce their intention to file ďBrady Bill II.Ē Ö 1. Requires a license to buy a...