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  • Nielsen: 20.6 Million Watched Inauguration, Ratings Down 46%

    01/23/2013 4:10:01 PM PST · by John W · 15 replies
    TV Newser ^ | January 23, 2013 | Alex Weprin
    Nielsen says that 20.6 million people across 18 networks watched President Obama be sworn in for his second term Monday. As we noted yesterday, NBC led the way among broadcasters, with CNN topping cable news. The 20.6 million figure was down from 37.8 million viewers in 2009, a drop of 46%. That said, it was an improvement over George W. Bush‘s second inauguration in 2005, which saw a similar percentage drop from his first. In a post explaining the numbers, Nielsen throws in this factoid: Viewership has historically slid for second term inaugurations. Pres. Richard Nixon is the only president...
  • NBC Panel Scolds Prince Harry: 'Why Do You Need to Antagonize the Taliban?'

    01/23/2013 3:56:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    During a panel discussion on Wednesday's NBC Today, attorney Star Jones and the network's chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman hyperventilated over Britain's Prince Harry revealing in interviews that he killed Taliban fighters during combat in Afghanistan. Jones fretted: "Why do you need to antagonize the Taliban?" Snyderman chimed in: "I thought he jumped the shark when he was shown playing video games and then it was, 'Oh my God, we killed people.'" Co-host Matt Lauer sparked the exchange by wondering: "He talks about his missions, the missions he went on where he was fired upon by the Taliban and returned...
  • Boehner: Obama’s Goal Is To 'Annihilate' The Republican Party (reaction to inaugural address)

    01/23/2013 3:53:04 PM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/23/13 02:48 PM ET | By Jonathan Easley
    Speaker John Boehner said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.” “Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans,” Boehner said in a speech Tuesday to The Ripon Society. “So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party. “And let me just tell you, I do believe that is...
  • ABC's Terry Moran Lashes Out at Rand Paul for Questioning Hillary: 'Did He Serve in the Military?'

    01/23/2013 3:49:44 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    Nightline co-anchor Terry Moran lashed out at Rand Paul on Twitter, deriding the senator for daring to bluntly question Hillary Clinton over her role in the Benghazi scandal. Moran mocked, "Curious: What is Rand Paul's foreign policy background? Did he serve in the military? Did he study, live, do business or charity overseas?"
  • Indian Officials In Kashmir Warn Residents To Prepare For Nuclear War

    01/23/2013 3:45:50 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 94 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | Amrutha Gayathri
    Officials in India-administered region of Kashmir have issued an advisory to residents to be prepared for a potential nuclear, biological or chemical war by building bomb-proof basements or bunkers and stocking up of essential supplies for two weeks. The official advisory follows a recent flare up of tensions between India and Pakistan along the de facto Kashmir border. Two Indian soldiers and three Pakistani soldiers died in January near the Line of Control (LoC) in the worst bout of cross-border violence since both nations declared a ceasefire in November 2003. “People should construct basements where the whole family can stay...
  • WaPo and CBS reporters: Yeah, actually, it makes a difference, Hillary

    01/23/2013 3:28:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    "What difference does it make?" an angry Hillary Clinton retorted when Senator Ron Johnson pressed her on why the administration pushed the false narrative on Benghazi. I've already responded, but in case that's not enough, CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has a thought on that question: It makes a difference.— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) January 23, 2013 The Washington Post's Erik Wemple explains why: No matter your view of the media’s role in Benghazi; no matter your take on whether U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice leveled with the country on the Sept. 16 talk shows; no matter your view...
  • Russia Lifts Nationals Out Of Syria: Moscow, Iran Arm Assad For Major Armored Push

    01/23/2013 3:28:10 PM PST · by drewh · 8 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | January 21, 2013, 10:19 PM
    The Russian emergency ministry said Monday, Jan. 21 that it is sending two planes to Beirut to evacuate 100 Russians from Syria - the first such effort since the uprising against Bashar Assad began in March 2011. Moscow also announced contingency plans to lift 30,000 Russian nationals from the embattled country. This evacuation of Russian nationals starting Tuesday was decided after the Syrian high command received orders from President Assad to organize mobile armored strike groups with massive fire power for a big push to run the rebel forces out of the towns, villages and areas they have captured, mostly...
  • Dem Congressman: Obama No More Responsible for Benghazi than Bush Was for 9/11

    01/23/2013 3:24:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    At Hillary Clinton's Benghazi hearing at the House this afternoon, Democratic congressman Eliot Engel said: "Barack Obama was not responsible for the Benghazi attack any more than George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks"
  • Health Insurance Brokers Prepare Clients For Obamacare Sticker Shock

    01/23/2013 3:21:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/23/2013 | By Dr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D.
    A California insurance broker, who sells health plans to individuals and small businesses, told me that she’s prepping her clients for a sticker shock. Her local carriers are hinting to her that premiums may triple this fall, when the plans unveil how they’ll billet the full brunt of Obamacare’s new regulations and mandates. California is hardly alone. Around the country, insurers are fixing to raise rates by double digits. They’re privately briefing politicians in Washington on what’s in store. Those briefings are leaving a lot of folks up and down Pennsylvania Avenue jumpy. What’s gives? President Obama, after all, said...
  • Morsi Explains: The Jews Control the Media

    01/23/2013 3:19:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/23/13 | Eliana Johnson
    Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi is evidently not that good at explaining himself. Josh Rogin at Foreign Policy’s The Cable blog reports on the conversation Morsi had last week with senators McCain, Ayotte, Graham, Whitehouse, Blumenthal, Gillibrand and Coons while they were in Cairo. Rogin spoke with Senator Coons, who said that, during their meeting with Morsi, the senators emphasized their disapproval with his 2010 remarks about Israeli Jews, whom he called the “descendants of apes and pigs.” Morsi dispelled their concerns, though, explaining, in essence, that the Jews who control the American media were making much ado about nothing. Rogin...
  • The US Is Moving Two B-2 Stealth Bombers Closer To China

    01/23/2013 3:12:02 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-23-2013 | David Cenciotti, The Aviationist
    The US Is Moving Two B-2 Stealth Bombers Closer To China David Cenciotti, The AviationistJanuary 23, 2013, 2:22 PM In November 2012, the U.S. Air Forced announced a series of worldwide training deployments for its stealthy B-2 Spirit bombers. The “World Spirit Tour”, as the deployment was dubbed by Air Force Magazine, will bring the first two radar evading planes from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to the Pacific theater. Destination: Andersen Air Force Base. Strategically located 1,800 miles (about 2,900 km) to the east of China, Andersen has hosted a deployed strategic bomber force...
  • Prisoner: I Threatented To Kill Obama To Get Medical Care

    01/23/2013 3:10:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | January 22, 2013
    A homeless man who was arrested after threatening the life of President Barack Obama claimed that he only did so in order to get needed medical attention. The prisoner, 57-year-old Stephen Espalin, reportedly told the court his story Friday while addressing Senior U.S. District Judge Kenneth Ryskamp. “I would have no intent to hurt the president,” Espalin was quoted as saying by the Florida Sun-Sentinel. “I realize it wasn’t the right thing to do. I uttered those words knowing the [federal agents] would come and take care of me.” His threat allegedly extended to Obama’s family – his wife, Michelle,...
  • MILLER: Tax dollars for gun control Sneaky executive order bankrolls anti-Second Amendment

    01/23/2013 3:07:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/18/13 | Emily Miller
    The directives on gun violence President Obama signed Wednesday were meant to seem harmless. A closer look at the president’s first memorandum reveals it to be a sneaky assault on congressional authority in order to fund gun-control propaganda. Getting this done has been on the White House “to do” list for some time. In his 2013 budget submission, Mr. Obama deleted the prohibition that has been in effect since 1995 on the use of federal funds to advocate or promote gun control. Mr. Obama is trying to steamroll the Democratic and Republican majorities that kept the ban intact by labeling...
  • Olympic gold medalist Jamie Gray says 'no' to Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/23/2013 3:00:56 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 13 replies
    Patriot News ^ | January 23, 2013 | Shelly Stallsmith
    Lebanon’s Jamie Gray has joined the ever-growing list of people and companies boycotting the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. The Olympic gold medalist in air rifle made the announcement on her Facebook page on Wednesday. She said: “I want to thank all of you for your concern regarding my participation at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. It was with great honor that I originally accepted the invitation to participate in the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. My purpose in attending this show in year’s past has always been to help provide a deeper knowledge and understanding for the Olympic...
  • Bulletproof white boards can serve as shields during school shooting

    01/23/2013 2:54:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Thanks to a miracle material called Dyneema, the board can repel shots from handguns and shotguns, allowing teachers precious time in case of an attack. Gun advocates say the boards might be one step in a broader school protection strategy. Teachers now have a new line of protection to shield their class from a shooter. A Maryland armor manufacturer has developed bullet proof white boards that teachers can use while conducting class lessons — and during an emergency. The boards are made of a state-of-the-art material called Dyneema, and can repel gun shots from handguns and shotguns — the types...
  • Dr. King's Dream for the Global Strike Team

    01/23/2013 2:50:51 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Air Force Global Strike Command, USAF ^ | January 21, 2013 | Warren Ward
    Barksdale Air Force Base, La. -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 83rd birthday was Jan. 15. . . His courageous crusade for equality was first nationally recognized on Jan. 20, 1986, when President Reagan established the third Monday in January as an official federal government holiday. Our country, our Air Force and Air Force Global Strike Command can learn much from Dr. King's drive for America to be a nation of equals. . . During his "I Have a Dream" speech given at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963, King told a gathering of more than 200,000...
  • Report: Boehner's inauguration smoke joke had first lady's eyes rolling

    01/23/2013 2:49:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/13 | By Judy Kurtz
    Having a smoke is no joke to Michelle Obama. A lip-reader claims Speaker John Boehner’s question about cigarettes at the inaugural luncheon is what triggered an eye roll from the first lady. Larry Wenig, a lip-reading expert, tells “Inside Edition” that his analysis shows the Ohio Republican asked President Obama if he had a cigarette before the Monday luncheon. While Obama quit smoking in 2010, Boehner still lights up. Obama has called giving up the habit for good “hard.” According to Wenig, Boehner was referring to Michelle when he quipped to the commander in chief, “Somebody won’t let you do...
  • The Lionesses of Syria: Assad recruits army of women as he starts to run out of men

    01/23/2013 2:48:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 23 January 2013 | Sean O'hare
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has recruited an army of women to guard checkpoints and carry out security checks in an attempt to plug the holes left by defections and casualties in his dwindling army. Up to 500 women have been drafted into the new paramilitary force known as the 'Lionesses for National Defence.' They have been in trained at a boot camp in Wadi al-Dahab in the Syrian city of Homs. They form part of the recently formed 10,000-strong National Defence Force (NDF), a key part of Assad's counter insurgency strategy, as the president desperately tries to regain control of...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, January-23-2013

    01/23/2013 2:30:38 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 47 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Jewish Man Beaten By NYPD Files Civil Rights Suit

    01/23/2013 2:24:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Ehud Halevy, the 21-year-old Jewish man from Brooklyn whose beating by New York police officers was caught on videotape, has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officers responsible for the attack. Halevy filed the lawsuit against officers Luis Vega and Yelena Bruzzese on Jan. 22 in Brooklyn federal court, accusing them of attacking him at a Jewish youth center in Crown Heights. The surveillance video from October showed one of the officers punching Halevy repeatedly in the head, while another officer struck Halevy with a baton for over two minutes. The officers, who were responding to an emergency phone...
  • Hillary On Not Doing Sunday Shows After Benghazi Attack: ‘There Are Other Things I Prefer To Do...

    01/23/2013 2:18:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Hillary On Not Doing Sunday Shows After Benghazi Attack: ‘There Are Other Things I Prefer To Do on Sunday Mornings’ January 23, 2013 By Elizabeth Harrington ( – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the reason that Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice went on five Sunday morning television shows in her place following the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya was because “there are other things that I prefer to do on Sunday mornings.” Five days following the terrorist attacks on the Benghazi compound, Rice insisted on five separate TV talk shows that the attack sprang from a protest...
  • FReepers: We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air!! [FReepathon thread IX]

    01/23/2013 2:15:43 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 443 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by liberty loving people who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of liberty. But we cannot exist without you. If you have not yet made your donation, today would be an excellent day to do so. Every donation counts no matter how big or small. If you can donate $5, $10,...
  • David Arquette: Congress Should Consider Regulating Ammunition In Films [VIDEO]

    01/23/2013 2:00:09 PM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies ^ | January 23,2013 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Hollywood actor David Arquette said he would support President Barack Obama and Congress regulating the depiction of ammunition in Hollywood films.
  • Netanyahu, Lapid Win Israel Elections - Obama Disappointed, US Pleased

    01/23/2013 1:59:13 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 21 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | January 23, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Netanyahu, Lapid Win Israel Elections - Obama Disappointed, US PleasedBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- January 23, 2013 ... Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just won a third term. And has done so with greater strength and support than most Israel media are reporting. Even though Netanyahu only secured 31 seats, out of the Knesset's 120, for his right wing Likud Party, he has the full support of a new political party - Yesh Atid (there is a future) led by former TV news personality Yair Lapid. Lapid and Netanyahu only differ in age, their politics are...
  • Jarrett: It's Protecting Women From Violence'

    01/23/2013 1:58:28 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/23/2013 | Daniel Halper
    Just a couple minutes ago, presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is personally close to President Barack Obama, tweeted, that "If there's one thing we should all agree on, it's protecting women from violence." Jarrett's tweet comes the same hour Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the Obama administration would allow women to serve in combat. The AP reports: Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war. The groundbreaking move recommended by...
  • Mossberg Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/23/2013 1:53:51 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 49 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Ammoland
    O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer, today announced that the company will not attend or support the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The company reached this decision after Reed Exhibitions banned Modern Sporting Rifles and has refused to reconsider their stance. Mossberg’s position on the Second Amendment is unwavering and steadfast; therefore, the company will not support any organization or event that prohibits the display or sale of legal firearms. We stand united with our loyal customers and supporters in this constitutional right and had only hoped for a different outcome.
  • Demonstrators cheer as eviction of Springfield (MA) homeowner called off by Fannie Mae

    01/23/2013 1:50:31 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Neighbors and activists, who stood out in the bitter cold for more an hour on Wednesday morning to protest the planned eviction of Jeffery Solivan of 32 Edgemont St., cheered after hearing that Fannie Mae had canceled its action. The protest kicked off just before 8 a.m., initially with about a dozen people and grew to about 30 people when word came that the eviction was off. No date has been given for a new eviction. Solivan said he hopes something can be negotiated with the lender that will allow him to keep his home, in the Pine Point neighborhood....
  • TenPoint Withdraws from ESOS Event, Purchases Lifetime NRA Memberships for Employees

    01/23/2013 1:44:21 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Ammoland
    TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ Chairman and CEO, Rick Bednar, expressing his company’s steadfast disagreement with the decision of the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show management to prohibit the display and sale of Modern Sporting Rifles at its 2013 Harrisburg, PA event, has decided to remove TenPoint’s display from the upcoming February 2-10 show. “We are taking this action to stand in solidarity with many other shooting and outdoor sporting goods manufacturers in support of the guarantees expressed in the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution,” Bednar said. “We regret having to make this decision because we have supported this great consumer event...
  • Farage on PM's EU pledge: 'We've heard it all before'

    01/23/2013 1:26:19 PM PST · by UKrepublican · 8 replies
    After the Prime Minister's announcement that the UK will have an in/out referendum on Europe if the Conservatives win the next general election, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "There is absolutely no reason to carry this on past the general election, and perhaps the biggest issue which will emerge over time is the issue of trust".
  • Embattled Argentine president (Kirchner) poses in Viet Cong tunnels used to kill Americans

    01/23/2013 1:10:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/23/13 | Alana Goodman
    Embattled Argentine President Cristina Kirchner cheerfully mugged for photos in the Cu Chi tunnels used by the Viet Cong to ambush United States troops during the Vietnam War and likened Ho Chi Minh to George Washington during a visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Sunday. Kirchner playfully peeks her head out of one of the spiderholes in one photo. She sits cross-legged and grinning outside the tunnel, dressed in guerrilla-style fatigues, in another.
  • Candy, butts, soda, water: Gov's latest tax targets

    01/23/2013 12:43:09 PM PST · by massmike · 10 replies ^ | 01/23/2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Candy, soda, tobacco, and bottles of water and sports drinks are all in Gov. Deval Patrick's crosshairs as he announced another $2 billion tax wish list in his $34.8 billion proposed fiscal 2014 budget at the State House this afternoon. Among the tax highlights: The cigarette excise tax would be hiked by $1 to $3.51 per pack. Taxes on cigars and smokeless tobacco would also increase. The state would essentially expand the bottle bill to include water bottles and sports drinks on deposits. Candy and soda would no longer be exempt from the state sales tax. Patrick last week proposed...
  • Report: Top al Qaeda leader killed

    01/23/2013 12:35:31 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed January 23, 2013 | Hakim Almasmari
    <p>Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) -- The deputy leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and one of the most wanted men in Saudi Arabia has been killed, a prominent jihadist announced Tuesday, though officials in the group's home base of Yemen said they had no evidence of his death.</p>
  • ESOS Boycott Supporters

    01/23/2013 12:31:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 23 January, 2013 | NA
    Here is a list of celebrities, sponsors, and vendors who have pulled out of the Reed Exhibits Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, PA for 2013. The show was set to run from Feb 2-10, 2013 and usually attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. Please Also Remember – Going Live on Feb 2nd – The Start of The Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show – My Northeast classifieds will go live to the public. We will be providing any vendor who has pulled out of the show a FREE centrally located marketplace to sell their items, products, services, etc....
  • Work resumes on lethal flu strains - Study of lab-made viruses a ‘public-health responsibility’.

    01/23/2013 12:18:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Nature News ^ | 23 January 2013 | Declan Butler
    An international group of scientists this week ended a year-long moratorium on controversial work to engineer potentially deadly strains of the H5N1 avian flu virus in the lab. Researchers agreed to temporarily halt the work in January 2012, after a fierce row erupted over whether it was safe to publish two papers reporting that the introduction of a handful of mutations enabled the H5N1 virus to spread efficiently between ferrets, a model of flu in mammals (see Nature; 2012). Both papers were eventually published, one in Nature1 and one in Science2. Now, in a letter simultaneously published on 23...

    01/23/2013 12:17:32 PM PST · by Manta · 83 replies
    Glen Beck has guest who has and is able to print AR-15 like machine gun. Video has link to youtube vid of weapon in use
  • Joe Biden 'intoxicated' by 2016 run

    01/23/2013 11:59:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 55 replies
    Poluttico ^ | 1/23/2013 | Vandehei and Allen
    Joe Biden summoned more than 200 Democratic insiders to the vice presidential residence Sunday night to chat about the 2012 triumph — but many walked away convinced his rising 2016 ambitions were the real intent of the long, intimate night. “I took a look at who was there,” said longtime New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, “and said to myself, ‘There’s no question he’s thinking about the future.’” He’s right. Biden, according to a number of advisers and Democrats who have spoken to him in recent months, wants to run, or at least be well positioned to run, if and...
  • Refusing to Disarm: Lexington and Concord (Must read article on gun control)

    01/23/2013 11:55:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | January 23, 2013 | Murray Rothbard
    [This article, discussing the Battles of Lexington and Concord of April 19, 1775, which started the American War for Independence, is excerpted from Conceived in Liberty, volume 3, part 69, "The Shot Heard Round the World: The Final Conflict Begins." An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Floy Lilley, is available for download.] Despite the mounting tension in the South, the main focus of potential revolutionary conflict was still Massachusetts. The British authorities, ever more attracted to a hard line, were becoming increasingly disenchanted with the timorousness and caution of General Gage, who had actually asked for...
  • ´I take responsibility... I put my arms around the wives left to raise their children´: Tearful Hill

    01/23/2013 11:52:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s voice cracked today as she was grilled during the long-awaited Senate hearing about the fatal attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11. She grew emotional at one point as she discussed the four American victims of the Benghazi attack, saying the incident is not just about ´policy, it´s personal.´ ´I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children,´ she said, her voice shaking. ´I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped
  • East Coast ice box: coldest weather in years freezes big cities

    01/23/2013 11:52:15 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 | Jason Samenow
    Along the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to New York City, the mercury plunged into the single digits and teens this morning - the coldest readings witnessed in years. Factoring in a stiff wind from the northwest, wind chills tanked to near or below zero. Washington, D.C.’s low of 15 degrees was its coldest since March 3, 2009. New York City dropped to 11 degrees and both Baltimore and Philadelphia plummeted to 12 degrees, their most frigid low temperatures since January 24, 2011.
  • Modern Greenland Melt Echoed in 126,000-Year-Old Ice

    01/23/2013 11:42:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies ^ | 1/23/13 | Stephanie Pappas
    A new look at the melting of Greenland's ice sheet more than 115,000 years ago reveals that even though the climate was much warmer than today's, the ice was only a few hundred feet thinner than in modern times. Given that sea level was also much higher during this long-ago period, the findings mean that Antarctica must have experienced major melt to boost the oceans. These results could hint at what's to come in today's warming world, the researchers report Thursday (Jan. 24) in the journal Nature. "Even though the warm Eemian period was a period when the oceans were...
  • US rules out extradition of David Headley to India

    01/23/2013 11:36:10 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: The United States has ruled out any extradition for the American-born Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist David Headley, in lieu of providing critical information to the US agencies about various other terror outfits. The Mumbai attack accused also agreed to cooperate with the government, as well as any foreign judicial proceedings held inside the US through video conferencing or deposition, attorney Gary S Shapiro informed a Chicago court on Tuesday. The attorney ruled out any extradition for the 26/11 accused under a guilty plea that the Pakistani-American had entered into with the US government and in lieu of the co-operation he...
  • House votes to push debt limit deadline to mid-May

    01/23/2013 11:35:19 AM PST · by John W · 41 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Michael O'Brien
    The House of Representatives authorized a suspension of the nation’s debt limit through mid-May, delaying a default on the government’s obligations that would have taken effect in February. The GOP-controlled House voted 285 to 144 to comfortably pass a three-month extension in the government’s borrowing authority just as Senate Democratic leaders suggested they would take up and pass the legislation as soon as they could. The vote early Wednesday afternoon by the House would forestall a default on the national debt. The Treasury Department had warned that the government would exhaust its authority to borrow to finance its existing obligations...
  • Fifth-grader reprimanded for bringing paper “gun” to school

    01/23/2013 11:31:39 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/23/2012 | Mike Krumboltz
    Another fake gun has reportedly created problems for a young student.
  • Truckers Knew We Were In A Once-In-A-Generation Recession Before Anyone Else

    01/23/2013 11:24:27 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-18-2013 | Rob Wile
    Truckers Knew We Were In A Once-In-A-Generation Recession Before Anyone Else Rob WileJanuary 18, 2013, 11:29 AMYoutube If you ever wondered what industry is the American' economy's most accurate bellwether, here's some pretty good evidence that it might be trucking. In the just-released minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's December 11, 2007 meeting, then-St. Louis Fed Governor William Poole recounted what he was hearing from his nonfinancial business contacts about orders and sales. Most reported softening activity, but nothing dire. But not Poole's trucker. From the December 2007 transcript: UPS is expecting a peak season that is milder than...
  • Medicaid eyed for all ex-cons in NYS

    01/23/2013 11:22:39 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/23/2013 | Carl Campanile
    Gov. Cuomo’s administration is launching an aggressive plan to sign up thousands of ex-cons for taxpayer-financed Medicaid, which they’ll receive once they leave prison, The Post has learned. Under the initiative, all inmates would automatically apply for the public health insurance for the needy while incarcerated, state Department of Health officials said. Those who meet the income requirements will be placed on the Medicaid rolls upon discharge. Critics say the plan offers no incentive for convicted felons to find work after lockup.
  • If you only own 1 gun, own this 1 (Ruger 10/22)

    01/23/2013 11:08:08 AM PST · by Perseverando · 105 replies
    WND ^ | January 22, 2013 | Creek Stewart
    Exclusive: Creek Stewart makes case for flexible, functional firearm Gun ownership is a hot topic right now. There is no doubt our constitutional right to bear arms is under assault. Legal gun owners are being singled out, scrutinized and publicly black-listed. The imminent threat of more gun bans and restrictions has prompted many law-abiding citizens to evaluate their arsenals. The newly proposed “ban bills” have compelled many to stock up on certain guns, accessories and calibers of ammunition. Though certainly not intentional, this is the first thing Obama has done in five years to stimulate our economy. The line to...
  • Seau's family sues NFL over brain injuries

    01/23/2013 11:07:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 50 replies ^ | 1/23/13 | ap
    The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California Superior Court in San Diego, blames the NFL for its "acts or omissions" that hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head. It says Seau
  • Will Congress Investigate Attempt to Derail Bibi?

    01/23/2013 11:05:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 1/23/13 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Dan Senor, American author of Start Up Nation and former adviser to U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney, sent out an electrifying message on Israel’s election day, January 22, claiming that two U.S. officials in Israel quietly conceded that President Obama’s statements to Atlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg were an intentional effort to hurt Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu in the election. If what Senor claims is true, and President Obama was attempting to influence the Israeli election, it is possible that it could become the subject of a congressional investigation. The statements at issue were revealed in an article Goldberg wrote...
  • The Pope Knows, &c.

    01/23/2013 10:57:27 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/23/2013 | Jay Nordlinger
    When I read the opening of this Associated Press report, my heart sank, and my bile rose: “U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the leader of the world’s largest military, met Pope Benedict XVI, the world’s best known advocate for peace, at the Vatican on Wednesday.” Ay, caramba! There is no contradiction between the Pentagon and peace. In fact, there is harmony. Bill Buckley once observed that the Pentagon ought to win the Nobel Peace Prize every year, because the U.S. military is (or was) the world’s foremost guarantor of peace. What did Theodore Roosevelt say? He was the winner of...
  • The Ignorance of Anti-human David Attenborough

    01/23/2013 10:45:30 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Liberal icon Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, "You're entitled to your own opinions, but you're not entitled to your own facts." But that was decades ago, and today more leftists than ever have graduated from confusion to delusion and believe they're entitled to their own fiction. A good example is naturalist David Attenborough, who recently complained that man is a plague upon our planet. He warns that our burgeoning population will ensure that we consume the world's resources like a sun-occluding swarm of high-tech locusts. Writes The Telegraph: "We are a plague on the Earth. It's coming home to roost...