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  • Hillary: 'I Still Have Some Lingering Effects From Falling On My Head'

    01/27/2013 5:21:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Hillary: 'I Still Have Some Lingering Effects From Falling On My Head' "I'm, you know, looking forward to being at full speed," said Clinton. Daniel Halper January 27, 2013 7:34 PM Hillary Clinton talked about her health briefly this evening on 60 Minutes. "I still have some lingering effects from falling on my head," she said. Clinton added, "The doctors tell me that will all recede." "It's great. It's great," Clinton said of her health. "Now, you know, I still have some lingering effects from falling on my head and having the blood clot. But, you know, the doctors tell...
  • NRA ally Debbie Halvorson could win Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Chicago seat

    01/27/2013 5:09:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/27/13 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    A white ex-congresswoman with an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association is the front-runner to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a majority-black Chicagoland district with inner-city neighborhoods wracked by gun violence. At first glance, Debbie Halvorson should have no business winning the Feb. 26 special election. The former Democratic congresswoman was crushed by Jackson in a primary last year. She’s a white Democrat seeking to represent a district in which 54 percent of voters are African-American. **SNIP** Now, black leaders — concerned about Halvorson’s position atop polls — say they’re prepared to make gun control the central...
  • Gun Talk Radio 1/27/13

    01/27/2013 5:06:24 PM PST · by mylife · 88 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 1/27/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 1/27/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • ABC’s “This Week” Has Sen. Menendez On For Segment Forgets to Ask About Underage Hooker Scandal

    01/27/2013 5:01:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/27/13 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday the news broke that the FBI has been investigating top Democratic Senator Bob Menendez for having sex with underage Dominican hookers. For some reason the ABC host Martha Raddatz forgot to ask Menendez about the hooker scandal. That’s outrageous. You could imagine the grilling this man would get if he had an “R” behind his name insted of a “D”. Instead, ABC willfully keeps the public in the dark on this horrific scandal.
  • Interactive: The Geography of Abortion Access

    01/27/2013 4:56:27 PM PST · by Salman · 2 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01-27-13 | Michael Keller and Allison Yarrow
    In the four decades since Roe v. Wade, states have enacted hundreds of provisions restricting access to abortion services—the majority of which were legislated in 2011 and 2012. In many cases, these provisions, such as mandatory wait times, make it more difficult for women seeking abortions, and in other cases have caused clinics to close. The most recent abortion-provider census data assembled by the Guttmacher Institute dates back to 2008, and found about 850 clinics. The Daily Beast gathered its own data and called more than 750 clinics, to confirm their locations and the number of weeks of pregnancy through...
  • Media Groupies Out In The Open

    01/27/2013 4:54:55 PM PST · by Alex Baker · 9 replies
    realitybatslast.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Bryce Buchanan
    The overwhelming media adulation for Hillary Clinton this week really brings into focus the fact that mainstream media is a branch of the Democrat party. They don’t attempt to hide it much any more. They are simply cheerleaders for leftists and consistent advocates of big government as the solution to all problems. As the praise was piled higher and deeper for the phenomenal job Hillary has done as Secretary of State, I wondered what world they were living in. Where, in the real world, are things better from Hillary’s efforts? Is the middle east better? Do we have better relationships...
  • Retired US officers react to Obama allowing women in combat (Gen Boykin debates Col McSally)

    01/27/2013 4:53:00 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 35 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Chris Wallace
    WALLACE: And hello, again, from Fox News in Washington. Colonel Martha McSally was our nation's first female combat pilot, logging 325 hours in the skies over Iraq and Afghanistan and she joins us from Tucson. Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin was one of the original members of the Army's Delta Force and former head of the U.S. Special Forces Command. Colonel, General, welcome to "Fox News Sunday." I have to say, I have been looking forward to this discussion. RET. LIEUTENANT GENERAL JERRY BOYKIN: Thank you very much, Chris. RET. COLONEL MARTHA MCSALLY: So have I. Thanks for having us on....
  • Paul Ryan Heaps Praise On Hillary: If She Were President, ‘We’d Have Fixed This Fiscal Mess

    01/27/2013 4:52:53 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 65 replies
    Mediate ^ | Sunday January 28, 2012
    Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press this afternoon, former GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) praised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and lamented that she did not win the presidency in 2008, as he believes that would lead to a better chance for deficit reduction today than under President Obama. Host David Gregory showed Rep. Ryan video of Sec. Clinton speaking with him at the inaugural luncheon, which Ryan characterized as “chumming it up” over a variety of personal topics. The congressman then praised Clinton: “Look, if we had a [Hillary] Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles...
  • Corker: NLRB, CFPB actions could be invalid (Hussein unconstitutional)

    01/27/2013 4:43:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/27/13 | JAKE SHERMAN
    **SNIP** Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat, said the administration was forced to use recess appointments because of Republican intransigence. “In its frustration, this administration said ‘we were elected to govern,’” Durbin said. “And whether it’s the National Labor Relations Board or whatever they wanted to put people in place to govern.”
  • Boeing keeps building Dreamliners it can't fly

    01/27/2013 3:47:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | January 25, 2013
    Nobody is allowed to fly them. But Boeing can't stop churning them out. A federal probe into electrical fires has grounded all 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners around the world. But Boeing has little choice but to keep its assembly lines in South Carolina and Washington State running at their normal pace, building five jets a month. A significant slowdown in production, let alone a full shutdown, would be too costly for both Boeing and its suppliers who are counting on making parts for the aircraft.
  • Marco Rubio and the Neocon Resurgence (FL senator hires senior national security adviser)

    01/27/2013 3:45:37 PM PST · by drewh · 54 replies
    The National Interest ^ | January 24, 2013 | Jacob Heilbrunn
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio just made a small but significant move that indicates he is preparing to run for the presidency. He has hired Jamie M. Fly, until recently executive director of the Foreign Policy Initiative and a former Bush administration official, to serve as his senior national security adviser. It's a shrewd decision, and one that further testifies to the mounting dominance of the neocons. By and large, they set the template for the discussion of foreign policy in the GOP. Their ascendance suggests that it is most improbable that a debate will erupt within the GOP over foreign...
  • Ministry report: Attacks against Jews on the rise

    01/27/2013 3:39:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/27/13 | By SAM SOKOL
    There has been “an alarming rise in the number of attacks against Jewish targets” over the past year, according to a new report issued by the Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry on Sunday. The 2012 report on anti-Semitism, which was presented to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu by Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein during Sunday’s cabinet meeting, indicated that the confluence of extreme rightwing political movements and Islamic radicalism have been responsible for a new wave of anti-Jewish sentiment in Europe. The report’s release was timed to coincide with the commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on...
  • Bethlehem governor bars contact with Israel

    01/27/2013 3:36:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/27/13 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Bethlehem’s PA governor, Abdel Fattah Hamayel, on Sunday issued an order banning Palestinian institutions in his district from having any direct contact with Israel. The order applies to all municipal and village councils in the Bethlehem area, as well as Palestinian NGOs and trade institutions. The governor justified the ban by arguing that Israeli authorities have been avoiding dealing with Palestinians through the Palestinian District Coordinating Office [DCO]. “In wake of repeated Israeli calls to deal directly with Palestinian municipalities and institutions and hold meetings and conferences with the Israeli side, it is forbidden to have direct contact or coordination...
  • Hints of Rivalry Surface as Rubio and Bush Weigh 2016 Presidential Bids

    01/27/2013 3:24:02 PM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/13 01:30 PM ET | By Alexander Bolton
    Rubio staked his marker in the education-reform debate last week when he delivered a speech at the Chamber of Commerce calling for policy changes to improve the skills of the American workforce. Education is not a high-profile topic in Washington, but some Republicans see it, along with immigration reform, as crucial to winning a key part of the electorate: women voters. “We need a champion in both areas. We lost the last election at the PTA meeting and the Hispanic chamber of commerce. Jeb Bush wins elections at the PTA meeting and Hispanic chamber,” said Don Gaetz, president of the...
  • Navy's ship likely to remain stuck for a couple more weeks

    01/27/2013 3:14:51 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 28 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 24 Jan 13 | Matthew M. Burke
    SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy minesweeper USS Guardian — stuck on a protected reef off the coast of the Philippines for a week — will most likely stay there up to two more weeks, Navy officials said Thursday. Rear Adm. Tom Carney, Joint Group Unit Guardian commander, said two contracted heavy-lift ships from Singapore are scheduled to arrive next Wednesday or Thursday at the site near Palawan Island to begin removing the stranded ship. The work ultimately depends on conditions at sea and efforts to stabilize the vessel and lighten its load. During a news conference with Philippine...
  • Man accused of shooting girl with pellet gun has military past (video at link)

    01/27/2013 3:12:11 PM PST · by llevrok · 12 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | 1/27/2013 | Jamie Lynn and KOMO Staff
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - New information is coming to light about a man accused of hog-tying his 4-year-old stepdaughter and shooting her with a pellet gun. The suspect, Stetson G. Tedder, 26, of Lynnwood bailed out of jail Saturday night after he was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree assault on a child and unlawful imprisonment. Court documents say the pain he inflicted on the girl was "the equivalent of that produced by torture." Tedder's family now has confirmed to KOMO News that Tedder has a military past. He spent four years with the U.S. Air Force, and a photo taken...
  • Obama to Kill Jobs Council

    01/27/2013 2:55:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/27/13 | staff
    Now that President Obama has been re-elected, the vaunted jobs council is about to meet its demise. The Obama administration’s original announcement of a jobs council back in 2011 surprised few observers of the partisan political scene; the council was obviously designed as a fig leaf to cover up the administration’s complete lack of direction on economic policy. During its two year existence, that fig leaf council has met just four times formally, and just 18 times informally for “listening and action sessions” – i.e. gobbledygook – in different locations around the country. And while President Obama has suggested that...
  • AK-47, Sawed-Off Shotgun among Weapons Turned in at 2nd Miami Buyback

    01/27/2013 2:45:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    nbcmiami.com ^ | 26 January, 2013 | Donna Rapado
    The second of three recently scheduled Miami gun buyback events was held at an Overtown church Saturday -- with people turning everything from handguns to shotguns to assault rifles. Seventy-nine firearms were obtained during the four-hour buyback at St. John Baptist Church at 1328 NW Third Ave., police said. An AK-47 assault rifle that was turned in was among the weapons that officers were glad to see off the streets, police Sgt. Freddie Cruz said. “Here we have a perfect example of what we need to get off the streets: It's a sawed-off AK-47 with a 40-round clip,” Cruz said....
  • Kelly supports assault-weapons ban but says handguns are the main problem in NYC

    01/27/2013 2:44:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 27, 2013
    New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says handguns are the main problem on New York City streets when it comes to gun violence. In an interview Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," Kelly said he supported an assault weapon ban, but that in New York City, "the problem is the handgun." He said 60 percent of murders in the city are done by handguns.
  • The Preppers Next Door

    01/27/2013 2:42:54 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 26, 2013 | ALAN FEUER
    A couple of weeks ago, on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, 40 people gathered at a church in Washington Heights for a show-and-tell session sponsored by the New York City Preppers Network. One by one, they stood in front of the room and exhibited their “bug-out bags,” meticulously packed receptacles filled with equipment meant to see them through the collapse of civilization. Onto a folding table came a breathtaking array of disaster swag: compasses and iodine pills, hand-cranked radios and solar-powered flashlights, magnesium fire-starters and a fully charged Kindle with digital road maps of the tristate region. Many of the items...