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  • What’s mine should be mine: Ruling makes it illegal to unlock your phone

    01/25/2013 3:00:40 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 32 replies
    ECN Magazine ^ | January 25, 2013 | Jason Lomberg
    Think you own your wireless handset, inside and out? Think you can do whatever you wish with your own property? Think again. Beginning Saturday, it will become illegal to unlock a phone without the express permission of the carrier who locked it. While the relevant portion of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act legalizes jailbreaking for three years, it also makes it illegal to unlock new, locked wireless handsets (without the permission of the previous carrier). Exemptions include “legacy phones” ("used (or perhaps unused) phones previously purchased or otherwise acquired by a consumer"). So this ruling won’t kill the secondary market...
  • Mysterious donors (Another conservative businessman's money goes Left)

    01/25/2013 2:50:07 PM PST · by Edmunds mom · 29 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 1/25/2013 | Scott Walter
    Can you name this donor? He co-founded Silicon Valley’s first great corporation. He funded and befriended every Republican President from Nixon to George H.W. Bush. His decisive actions helped save two conservative think tanks, the Hoover Institution in the 1950s and the American Enterprise Institute in the 1980s. In 1992 he declared, “the Democratic Party has been the party of socialism since President Roosevelt’s term,” and it “is indentured to union labor.” Your last clue: The foundation named for him—America’s seventh largest—is a pillar of the liberal philanthropic establishment.
  • Tonite 9PM-Sean Hannity- The Booming Business of Government-Boomtown: Washington, the Imperial City

    01/25/2013 2:48:15 PM PST · by dennisw · 11 replies
    foxnewsinsider ^ | January 24, 2013 | Sean Hannity
    America is drowning in debt, but D.C. is swimming in money! We reveal how you’re paying the price for the booming business of government. Sean Hannity gets real insight from political insiders on Boomtown: Washington, the Imperial City! Watch a sneak peek below and don’t miss this Hannity special, Friday at 9p/12a ET.
  • Obama Campaign Merges with George Soros

    01/25/2013 2:46:25 PM PST · by mgist · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | 1/25/13 | Greenfield
    George Soros has leased the White House as a summer home for eight years, and appointed a number of his stooges to Cabinet positions, including Chief of Staff. It’s a great triumph for the wanted criminal who has gone from collaborating with the Nazis to controlling the greatest country in the world. And now Soros will be funding the Permanent Campaign to transform America into a Socialist country. Obama rolled out his new political outfit last week, he and his allies declared it would be powered by grassroots activists and change politics from outside Washington. Not exactly. In its first...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Friday, January-25-2013

    01/25/2013 2:34:41 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 76 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 FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Sandy Victims Shivering in the Cold?

    01/25/2013 2:28:59 PM PST · by BerryDingle · 21 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 25 January 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I was watching Fox this morning -- well, I never really watch it, it's just on while I'm in the midst of doing show prep. Sometimes, for whatever reason, I'll actually look at the monitor, something attracts my attention, sometimes I'm just looking for a break from what I'm doing. I looked up there and I saw this graphic the bottom of the screen. You know what it said? "Sandy victims shiver in Northeast without heat." Victims of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Sarah Palin Out At Fox News Channel

    01/25/2013 2:19:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 159 replies
    mediaite ^ | 1/25/13 | Noah Rothman
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Fox News Channel are parting ways, according to a report in Real Clear Politics. After three years as a paid contributor for the channel, FNC and the former Republican vice presidential nominee have decided to cut ties. A source close to Palin told Real Clear Politics that it was the governor’s decision not to renew their contract. *“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism...
  • Court to Obama: What Part of ‘The’ Do You Not Understand?

    01/25/2013 2:13:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 25, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled today that if the word “the” in the U.S. Constitution carries its customary meaning—which the court forcefully affirmed it does—than President Barack Obama violated the Constitution and usurped power from Congress by appointing persons to federal office without securing the constitutionally required consent of the Senate. On Jan. 4, 2012, Obama unilaterally named three people to the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB). The Senate—by a unanimous agreement of all 100 senators—had said that it was in fact still in session that day and not in the recess....
  • Mitt Romney tells former supporters, ‘I’m not going away’ (Lord help us...)

    01/25/2013 2:13:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/25/13 | KRISTEN A. LEE
    Mitt Romney promised that he won’t vanish from politics during a meeting in Washington Friday morning with a group of former campaign donors and aides. Two people at the meeting told Politico that Romney said he will help Republican candidates in upcoming elections.
  • NLRB: We will continue to act despite the Appeals Court decision

    01/25/2013 2:11:01 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 119 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-25-2013 | Sean Higgins
    Mark Gaston Pearce, chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, issued the following statement in reaction to today’s DC Appeals Court decision that President Obama use of recess appointments to install three people on the NLRB last year was unconstitutional. The action renders the board without a quorum to act and potentially invalidates a year’s worth of actions and rulings by it. Pearce indicated that the NLRB will attempt to continue on regardless:
  • Climate shocker: Carry on as we are until 2050, planet will be FINE

    01/25/2013 2:11:01 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 16 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | 25th January 2013 | Lewis Page
    Doubled CO2 means just 1.9°C warming, says Norwegian gov New research produced by a Norwegian government project, described as "truly sensational" by independent experts, indicates that humanity's carbon emissions produce far less global warming than had been thought: so much so that there is no danger of producing warming beyond the IPCC upper safe limit of 2°C for many decades. “In our project we have worked on finding out the overall effect of all known feedback mechanisms,” says project manager Terje Berntsen, who is a professor at the University of Oslo’s Department of Geosciences and a senior research fellow at...
  • SL Tribune editorial: LEOs need ability to kill large #s of people

    01/25/2013 2:05:02 PM PST · by kiryandil · 60 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 24, 2013 | Salt Lake Tribune editorial
    Sheriffs vs fedsGrandstanding is useless exercise First Published Jan 24 2013 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 24 2013 01:01 am http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55677972-82/law-constitution-federal-gun.html.csp
  • Immigration status dashes Valley man's military dreams

    01/25/2013 1:49:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Jan. 25, 2013 | Lewis Griswold
    HANFORD -- Pablo Reyes-Morales walked into the Navy recruiting station here Thursday and tried to enlist. But the 21-year-old, a native of Mexico who can now legally work under the new federal "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" policy, lacks a green card that's required for foreign nationals to join the military. Under the "Deferred Action" policy, young undocumented people who were brought to the U.S. as children and who are in school or have completed high school and have no serious criminal record are eligible to get a Social Security number and authorization card from the Department of Homeland Security,...
  • Argentine destroyer that led war against Britain sinks, a symbol of decay for once-proud navy

    01/25/2013 1:00:39 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2013
    <p>Argentina’s defense chief expressed shame Wednesday after a Navy destroyer sank at its moorings, putting on display the declining fortunes of a once-proud fleet.</p> <p>The ARA Trinidad led Argentina’s 1982 sea war against Britain, but has long been mothballed and used for spare parts to sustain what’s left of Argentina’s Navy.</p>
  • Reince Priebus re-elected chairman of the Republican National Committee (RINO insanity...)

    01/25/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/25/13 | Rachel Weiner
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been overwhelmingly re-elected to his post by committee members.
  • Biden on gun control: Limit on magazine rounds a bigger priority

    01/25/2013 12:35:41 PM PST · by Red Steel · 43 replies
    tcpalm ^ | January 24, 2013 at 3:51 p.m. | Nedra Pickler and Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he's more concerned about limiting the number of rounds in a gun magazine than about banning assault weapons that account for a small percentage of gun deaths. Biden argued that the shooter at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., could have been slowed down if he had fewer rounds in each magazine and had to change clips more often. "Maybe if it took longer, maybe one more kid would be alive," Biden said during an online video chat on Google Plus. -snip- Biden says he wants a ban on...
  • Abortion is Sexy? Barry White-esque Seduction Video Celebrates Roe v Wade Anniversary

    01/25/2013 12:14:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 25, 2013
    This commercial seems more like a celebration of consequence-free sex for men at the expense of unintended pregnancies being aborted as a form of birth control. Is this really the message of the 'women's rights movement' on the Left? What do you think?
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Ninth Week in Office

    01/25/2013 11:56:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/25/13 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Ninth Week in Office1/24/2013Obama and IsraelUS Urges Israel to Partake in UN Human Rights Review... despite state’s decision to cut ties with council due to blatant bias.Senator John Kerry hinted Thursday he has a plan up his sleeve to rekindle the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority but warned he was worried the door for a "two-state solution" may be closingGunrunner-GateDOJ's Lanny Breuer to Resign in Wake of Fast and Furious ScandalObama Attacks the Second AmendmentBiden: Putting armed guards in schools would be a "terrible mistake"List of Guns Banned Under Feinstein's LegislationBiden: 'Buy...
  • Euro jumps to 11-month high against dollar

    01/25/2013 11:45:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2013 12:55 PM EST
    The euro hit an 11-month high against the dollar after the European Central Bank said that banks were expected to pay back emergency loans faster than expected, increasing confidence that Europe’s debt crisis is easing. … The euro rose as high as $1.3479, the highest since Feb. 2012. The euro was worth $1.3371 late Thursday. …
  • Court says Obama exceeded authority in making appointments

    01/25/2013 11:44:10 AM PST · by South40 · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/25/2013 | Robert Barnes
    President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority when he named three members of the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was on a break last year, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that allowing the president to make such appointments as a way around Senate opposition “would wholly defeat the purpose of the Framers in the careful separation of powers structure” they created. The decision flatly rejected the administration’s rationale for appointing the board members, and jeopardizes the separate recess appointment of former Ohio attorney general...
  • Assault Weapons Ban Now Lacks Votes Needed to Pass Senate

    01/25/2013 11:33:20 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 49 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | NewsMax Staff
    A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would be defeated in the U.S. Senate today unless some members changed their current views, based on a Bloomberg review of recent lawmaker statements and interviews. At least six of the 55 senators who caucus with Democrats have recently expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a simple 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.
  • U.K. Referendum Call Rattles Europe's Gilded Cage

    01/25/2013 11:32:44 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Editorial
    European Union: U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron startled Europe by calling for a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the EU. It was a bid to sweeten Britain's EU terms, but may open a genie bottle. Promising that if he is re-elected in 2015, a referendum on Britain's membership with the EU will follow, Cameron's gambit is in part a bid to pull the fast-growing United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) back into the conservative fold. But it's also seen as leverage against Brussels to lighten Britain's membership terms so that Cameron can get elected on a better economy for...
  • Sheriff David Clarke: Residents should arm themselves with guns, 911 not best option

    01/25/2013 11:29:36 AM PST · by rellimpank · 37 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 25 jan 2013 | Bruce Vielmetti
    In his latest radio spot, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. tells residents personal safety isn't a spectator sport anymore, and "I need you in the game." "With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option," Clarke intones. "You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back." Clarke urges listeners to take a firearm safety course and handle a firearm "so you can defend yourself until we get there." "You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We're partners now....
  • Gun Dealers Have Problems With Credit Card Processors

    01/25/2013 11:28:30 AM PST · by Myrddin · 44 replies
    newschannel5 (Tennessee) ^ | January 24, 2013 | Chris Cannon
    LEIPER'S FORK, Tenn. - A Williamson County gun dealer recently learned a credit card processing company no longer wants to do business with him. "We go through all the hoops and all the steps and at the end of the day it's still a struggle to get the same services anybody else would," said Nick McMillan. He owns Leiper's Fork Firearms. It is a small gun dealership McMillan runs out of his home. "We're set up like a business, just like every other small business out there," he said. McMillan is a has a federal firearms license and is heavily...
  • March for Life director Jeanne Monahan: Pro-life is the new normal

    01/25/2013 11:23:40 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 25, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “If you went to the March today you would see a number of young shining energetic faces, this isn’t an extreme radical issue, this is the new normal,” Monahan argued. “Being pro-life is a reasonable perspective.”
  • Have gun? Save women: Delhi L-G [Lieutenant Governor]

    01/25/2013 11:13:17 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013 | Apurva
    New Delhi - Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna has advised private gun owners to set aside time everyday and use their weapons to prevent crimes against women in the capital. In a speech on National Voter's Day, Khanna suggested that gun licence holders do their bit. "I receive several requests for gun licences every week and I have advised them to put this to some good use. Such gun owners with licences must roam their neighbourhoods or lonely spots like bus stands each night and if they spot someone harassing a woman, they should use their weapon to stop the...
  • Russian parliament backs ban on "gay propaganda"

    01/25/2013 11:09:25 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Gabriela Baczynska
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's parliament backed a draft law on Friday banning "homosexual propaganda", in what critics see as an attempt to shore up support for President Vladimir Putin in the country's largely conservative society. Only one deputy in the State Duma lower house voted against the bill, but passions spilled over outside the chamber, where 20 people were detained after scuffles between Russian Orthodox Christians and gay activists who staged a "kiss-in" protest. "We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah," United Russia deputy Dmitry Sablin said before the 388-1 vote in the 450-seat chamber. "Russia is a thousands-years-old...
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Adopts Landmark's Arguments, Rejects "Recess Appointments" to NLRB

    01/25/2013 10:57:34 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 12 replies
    Landmark Legal (Mark Levin) ^ | January 25, 2013 | Landmark Staff
    A three judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today adopted arguments advanced by Landmark Legal Foundation to overturn appointments made by President Obama to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Landmark argued in its amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief that the President's use of the Constitution's "recess appointments" clause violated the restrictions placed by the Constitution on that power.
  • Gun Show Cancelled After Ban on Assault Weapons

    01/25/2013 10:57:19 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Matthew Auerbach
    Organizers of a Pennsylvania outdoors gun show have cancelled the event after a backlash over a ban on assault rifles. The nine-day Eastern Sports and Outdoor show was scheduled to begin in Harrisburg on Feb. 2. In a notice posted on its web site, Reed Exhibitions said an "emotionally charged atmosphere" had been created that would make it impossible to hold an event "designed to provide family enjoyment." The company’s reasons for a ban were laid out in a statement issued by Chet Burchett, Reed Exhibitions' regional president. "Our original decision not to include certain products in the Eastern Sports...
  • Feinstein: We cannot allow the rights of a few to override safety of all...

    01/25/2013 10:49:32 AM PST · by kiryandil · 116 replies
    The Congressional Record ^ | February 24, 2013 | Dianne Feinstein (Traitor-CA)
    By Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. WHITEHOUSE, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. REED, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. CARDIN, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. SCHATZ, Mr. MURPHY, Ms. WARREN, and Mr. CARPER):    S. 150. A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.    Mrs. FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, I rise today to introduce the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. This legislation is urgently needed to help end the mass shootings that have devastated...
  • 15 Long Island RR Workers Charged In Alleged Copper Theft Scheme

    01/25/2013 10:46:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    CBS New York ^ | January 25, 2013 12:20 PM | (CBSNewYork/AP)
    A New York grand jury has indicted 15 Long Island Rail Road workers and two others accusing them of participating in the theft of copper wiring. The suspects surrendered Friday and said nothing as they turned themselves in to face charges, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported. Eight of the defendants pleaded not guilty on Friday morning. The remainder will be arraigned later in the day. … Some of the workers accused in the scheme are accused of ripping up old copper wire as it was being replaced in Jamaica, West Islip and Babylon yards and instead of handing it over...
  • FReepers: We need your help to keep the lights on!! [FReepathon thread X]

    01/25/2013 10:41:20 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 592 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your help to keep the lights on. 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, $20 or...
  • Republicans prepare for a comeback: ‘We can’t come off as a bunch of angry white men’

    01/25/2013 10:38:24 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    Republicans prepare for a comeback: ‘We can’t come off as a bunch of angry white men’ By Chris Moody, Yahoo! News Political Reporter CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Republican National Committee members gathered here to re-elect Chairman Reince Priebus for a second term. But by week's end, that vote seemed secondary to the question of the party's long term survival. After three months of denial, anger, despair and depression over the results of a bruising national election that gave Democrats an edge in Congress and kept President Barack Obama in the White House, Republicans know they must adapt if they are to...
  • Teen girls arrested after attacking older man on subway in Brooklyn

    01/25/2013 10:31:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/25/13 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER and JOSH SAUL
    Two teen girls were cuffed after they attacked a man on the subway in Brooklyn, authorities said. Chantelif Solano, 18, and Shaquana Rhem, 17, began arguing with Charles Bunn, 55, on a northbound 3 train at the Utica Avenue subway station at 1 p.m. yesterday, police sources said. They allegedly began hitting him in the face
  • Holder begins gun-control push

    01/25/2013 10:28:34 AM PST · by xtinct · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/2013 | Megan R. Wilson
    The Justice Department is taking the first steps toward carrying out President Obama’s executive actions on gun control. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday released three proposals to strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which was one of the 23 actions ordered by Obama last week to tackle gun violence. The proposed regulations would give local law-enforcement agencies access to the gun-sale database that is maintained by the FBI. The rules would also preserve records of denied weapons sales indefinitely. Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/pending-regs/279345-holder-begins-gun-control-push#ixzz2J0rAP551 Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Gen. Dempsey: If Women Can’t Meet Military Standard, Pentagon ... Have to Be That High?

    01/25/2013 10:23:19 AM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 25, 2013 | Pete Winn
    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that with women now eligible to fill combat roles in the military, commanders must justify why any woman might be excluded – and, if women can’t meet any unit’s standard, the Pentagon will ask: “Does it really have to be that high?” Dempsey’s comments came at a Pentagon news conference with Defense Sec. Leon Panetta Thursday, announcing the shift in Defense Department policy opening up all combat positions to women. ... “Importantly, though, if we do decide that a particular standard is so high that a woman...
  • State Of Emergency Declared Due To Icy Conditions (TN)

    01/25/2013 10:23:24 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 26 replies
    Channel5 NEWS ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Channel 5 news staff
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has declared a state of emergency as a precautionary measure to get emergency operations under way as the eastern portion of the state continues to see significant icing.</p> <p>Although ice was beginning to melt in Middle Tennessee by midmorning on Friday, Tennessee Emergency Management Spokesman Jeremy Heidt said the state Highway Patrol was working 20 separate wrecks in the Clarksville area.</p>
  • Feinstein: We cannot allow the rights of a few to override safety...

    01/25/2013 8:55:11 AM PST · by kiryandil · 118 replies
    The Congressional Record ^ | January 24, 2013 | D. Feinstein D(CA)
    <p>It will be an uphill battle--all the way. I know this.</p> <p>Do we let the gun industry take over and dictate policy to this country? Do we let those who profit from increasing sales of these military style-weapons prevent us from taking commonsense steps to stop the carnage?</p>
  • State Police: All 26 Newtown victims shot with assault rifle

    01/25/2013 10:11:08 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 191 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | January 24, 2013 | Neil Vigdor
    Lt. J. Paul Vance, the face of an ongoing Connecticut State Police investigation into worst grade-school shooting in U.S. history, Thursday debunked media and Internet reports that Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza killed his victims with handguns and not the Bushmaster XM-15 E2S rifle that is now the focus of a proposed federal assault-weapons ban. All 26 of Lanza's victims were shot with the .223-caliber semi-automatic rifle, said Vance, who bristled at claims to the contrary during an interview with Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. "It's all these conspiracy theorists that are trying to mucky up the waters," said Vance, the longtime...
  • American Idol Racism Row: Nine Black Rejects Sue

    01/25/2013 10:08:04 AM PST · by rocky50 · 45 replies
    American Idol is at the centre of a racism row after nine black former contestants claimed that they were all forced off the show as part of a racist plan to boost ratings. The singers, from various seasons, are preparing to take legal action against the hit talent show which they say "permanently and severely impaired" their personal and professional lives.
  • AMIT, Leading Charity For Children in Israel, To Hold Annual Dinner In New York

    01/25/2013 10:02:29 AM PST · by IsraelBeach
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | January 25, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    AMIT, Leading Charity For Children in Israel, To Hold Annual Dinner In New YorkBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York City --- January 25, 2013 …..The 2012 AMIT Annual Dinner, originally scheduled for November 4, 2012, and postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Hundreds of friends and supporters of AMIT from throughout the New York tri-state area and beyond are expected to attend. All proceeds will benefit the AMIT network of 108 schools and program throughout Israel, which in recent years...
  • EPA Says Don't Touch the Particulate Filter

    01/25/2013 9:58:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    PickupTrucks.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Mark Williams
    In a court settlement with the EPA, Edge Products, a manufacturer of electronic power modules for diesel engines, has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for manufacturing and selling electronic devices that allowed owners of Chevy, GMC, Ford and Dodge/Ram diesel pickup trucks (2007 and later) to remove the programming for diesel particulate filters from their vehicles. The Ogden, Utah, company is reported to have sold more than 9,000 units from January 2009 through April 2011. This is said to have resulted in an estimated 158 tons of excess particulate matter emissions — the equivalent of 422 new long-haul semitrailers...
  • The Tea Party: Who Are These People

    01/25/2013 9:44:31 AM PST · by Clintons-B-Gone · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 16, 2013 | R.G. Yoho
    The Tea Party: Who are these people?
  • Court: Obama Appointments to Labor Panel Are Unconstitutional

    01/25/2013 9:36:52 AM PST · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 25, 203 | Staff
    President Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board. The unanimous decision is an embarrassing setback for the president, who made the appointments after Senate Republicans spent months blocking his choices for an agency they contended was biased in favor of unions. The ruling also throws into question Obama's recess...
  • An attack on Israel is an attack on the US, says … Rand Paul? (Son unlike father!)

    01/25/2013 9:23:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/25/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Allahpundit wrote Wednesday that Rand Paul is working hard to differentiate from his father's brand, but --- wow. Breitbart's Ben Shapiro asked Paul the Younger about aid to Israel, which Paul says he'd like to eliminate only after eliminating all foreign aid --- and that the effort should start with nations where the people "burn the American flag," and perhaps Israel last. If President, Paul pledges to send a message that American troops will intervene on Israel's behalf if attacked, regardless of aid decisions, using the NATO formulation:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul took what...
  • Allen West: “Now is not the time to play a social experiment with our ground combat forces”

    01/25/2013 9:19:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/25/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    I don't know if part of the rationale for yesterday's kinda-sort out-of-left-field announcement that the Pentagon is lifting the ban on women serving in direct combat is supposed to be some kind of barrier-breaking, legacy-building last hurrah for Leon Panetta, but if that's the case, I'm not sure that that legacy will be a very positive one. There's been no dearth of criticism for the idea from veterans, including from one former Republican Congressman Allen West: However, to make the insidious policy decision that we shall now open up combat billets to women is something completely different. GI Jane was...
  • Gun Dealers Have Problems With Credit Card Processors

    01/25/2013 9:14:48 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 58 replies
    Channel5news ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Chris Cannon
    LEIPER'S FORK, Tenn. - A Williamson County gun dealer recently learned a credit card processing company no longer wants to do business with him. "We go through all the hoops and all the steps and at the end of the day it's still a struggle to get the same services anybody else would," said Nick McMillan. He owns Leiper's Fork Firearms. It is a small gun dealership McMillan runs out of his home. "We're set up like a business, just like every other small business out there," he said. McMillan is a has a federal firearms license and is heavily...
  • Criminal charges weighed in Newtown deaths (sandy hook massacre)

    01/25/2013 9:12:50 AM PST · by RummyChick · 254 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | 1/24 | ken dixon
    HARTFORD -- The prosecutor investigating the Newtown school massacre told a new panel Thursday not to expect a final report on the Dec. 14 slaughter anytime soon. Danbury State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III announced that while no criminal prosecution seems likely to emerge from the mass murder and suicide, he wants to suppress much of the evidence from the public anyway. "This is an ongoing criminal investigation, for which I have obtained extensions of time from the Superior Court to keep documents sealed, so that the investigation may continue unencumbered by distractions," Sedensky said. "The rules of professional responsibility...
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  • DEVELOPING: Obama recess appointments unconstitutional, court

    01/25/2013 8:55:22 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 25 jan 2013
    A federal appeals court has overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, arguing he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess. The three-judge panel’s ruling is a major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments Mr. Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and the board no longer has a quorum to operate. But the ruling has even broader constitutional significance, with the judges arguing that the president’s recess appointment powers don’t apply to “intrasession” appointments — those made when Congress has left town for...