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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...
  • Egypt: Deadly Riots After Soccer Riot Verdict Announced

    01/27/2013 2:40:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/13 | Elad Benari
    Street clashes killed at least 30 people in Egypt's Port Said on Saturday, after 21 supporters of a local soccer club were sentenced to death over a bloody stadium riot in the canal city, AFP reports. The violence came a day after nine were killed in protests against President Mohammed Morsi on the second anniversary of Egypt's uprising against predecessor Hosni Mubarak, the worst crisis he has faced since taking power in June. Trouble erupted just minutes after a Cairo court handed down the sentences against fans of Port Said over the deaths of 74 people during post-match violence last...
  • Arabs Attempt to Storm Tree Planting, Jewish Town in Gush Etzion

    01/27/2013 2:37:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/13 | David Lev
    As Israelis in the town of Netzer in Gush Etzion attempted to participate in a tree-planting event organized by Women in Green, a mob of Arab thugs and international anarchists rioted, attempting to physically prevent the tree-planting from taking place. After an extended face-off, with a major riot nearly breaking out, the Arabs and anarchists left the planting site. .....
  • Radio host tricked by Onion story on drones at Obama’s inauguration

    01/27/2013 2:36:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 25, 2013 | claudinezap
    The Onion strikes again. A radio host fell for a fake story from the satirical website that showed a doctored image of a “drone flyover” on President Barack Obama’s inauguration day.
  • TX:Campus carry legislation filed in House

    01/27/2013 2:20:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    themonitor.com ^ | 25 January, 2013 | Reeve Hamilton
    Freshman state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, filed a bill on Thursday that would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons on college campuses. The measure is similar to a bill filed by state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, one week earlier. Campus carry has been a controversial topic for multiple sessions and has come back into the spotlight after an argument on a Lone Star College campus in North Houston on Monday led to gunfire and multiple injuries. For opponents of campus carry, the takeaway is that more guns lead to more harm on otherwise safe campuses. For supporters, such...
  • Obama’s Incoherent Islamic Policy

    01/27/2013 2:17:14 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/27/2013 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    President Obama declares that, “We are not at war with Islam,” but the Islamic Quran and Sharia command that Muslims conduct jihadist war against non-Muslims to spread the religion and Sharia law worldwide. The question is why Obama maintains we are not at war with Islam, when Islam is clearly at war with the U.S.? President Barack H. Obama proclaims that the U.S. is not “at war with Islam.” The president then proceeds to draw an imaginary line between “moderate” and “radical” groups of Muslims that does not exist within the reality of Islamic “theology.” Obama claims that that there...
  • In Four Years, We'll Be Inaugurating President Marco Rubio

    01/27/2013 2:10:47 PM PST · by drewh · 90 replies
    This Week ^ | January 22-29, 2013 | By Matt K. Lewis
    know it's premature. But as I watched President Barack Obama take the oath of office for a second term on Monday, I couldn't help thinking that four years from now, it'll probably be President-elect Marco Rubio's turn. Why do I think Rubio is likely to be our next president? Because the Florida senator has the vision, charisma, brains, and communications skills to fix the problems that will no doubt linger long after Obama has returned to Chicago. Of course, this is not an entirely original observation. Four years out, Rubio is already at the top of what many consider to...
  • Grammy Winner Steve Vaus writes and records Gun Rights Anthem, 'COME AND TAKE IT!'

    01/27/2013 2:07:25 PM PST · by Main Street · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Steve Vaus
    Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Steve Vaus throws down the gauntlet; writes and records gun owner's 'Anthem' for the 2nd Amendment and Gun Rights, called 'COME AND TAKE IT!'
  • Obama: Change Coming to NFL to Reduce 'Violence'

    01/27/2013 2:02:59 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jan 2013, 6:29 AM PDT | by Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama said if he had a son, he would have to think "long and hard" before he let him play football and suggested he--along with other football fans--watches football against his conscience. "I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football," Obama said. In an interview with the left-of-center New Republic, Obama said football will "probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence" and that may allow fans to not have to "examine our consciences...
  • Chicago Suburb Arrests Mothers for Refusing Energy Meters (Naperville, IL)

    01/27/2013 1:52:16 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | 26 Jan 2013 | Rebel Pundit
    In Naperville, IL, two mothers were arrested last week for refusing to allow utility workers to install controversial smart meters on their homes. The city’s new Naperville Smart Grid Initiative requires new controversial smart meters to be installed in every home. Residents opposed to the smart meters have been fighting the initiative for over two years. Jennifer Stahl, an advocate against the smart meters initiative, told The Blaze she “was protecting” her property when she refused to allow the smart meter installer install the device. She felt “like a momma bear protecting her babies,” she recalled. Many opponents to the...
  • Canada Denies Randy Quaid's Request To Stay

    01/27/2013 1:36:31 PM PST · by zeestephen · 14 replies
    msn.NEWS ^ | 27 January 2013 | Rob Gillies
    Quaid claims he is being hunted by "Hollywood star-whackers" who killed his friends David Carradine and Heath Ledger. Quaid faces felony vandalism charges in Santa Barbara.
  • The .46 Caliber Semi-Automatic Rifle That Changed the World

    01/27/2013 1:35:54 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 32 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | Michael Geer
    Behold the Girandoni air rifle, a 20 round high capacity tubular magazine and air reservoir which fired at roughly the same velocity as a modern .45 ACP. It can punch straight through a 2x4 at 100 yards. Invented by Tyrollean Bartholomaus Girandoni around 1779, this revolutionary rifle is four feet long and weighs a manly 10 pounds. It's semi-automatic rate of fire and, for the period, its immense firepower reserve made it a fearsome thing to contemplate in battle. No appreciable bang, no smoke and at least 20 rounds before its punch began to diminish.
  • Hage case’s impact on minor roads raises red flags

    01/27/2013 1:12:13 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Pahrump Valley Times. ^ | 25 January 2013. | Mark Waite
    The Hage family last Thursday filed a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, appealing a claims court judgment that stripped away part of their $14 million award in a suit against the U.S. Forest Service over grazing rights in Monitor Valley. Nye County Commissioner Lorinda Wichman said Tuesday she’s afraid the ruling by a court of appeals for the federal circuit overturning part of the judgment in the Wayne Hage case — that only hand tools are allowed to be used to maintain roads in the national forest — could jeopardize the $250,000 the county spent on the...
  • 'Sunday Times' posts Israel cartoon on Holocaust day

    01/27/2013 1:02:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/27/13 | staff
    The Sunday Times marked Holocaust Memorial Day in a less-than-traditional manner, running a virulently anti-Israel cartoon depicting a big-nosed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu paving a wall with the blood and limbs of writhing Palestinians. The cartoon included a caption beneath the image entitled "Israeli elections- will cementing peace continue?" Drawn by Gerald Scarfe, the cartoon appeared in the national paper on Sunday. “This cartoon would be offensive at any time of the year, but to publish it on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is sickening and expresses a deeply troubling mindset,” said European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor. “This insensitivity...
  • Robot Babies, No-Kids Tax, and Other Ways Nations Try to Up the Birth Rate

    01/27/2013 1:01:59 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jan 15 2013
    Somewhere in the panic around the birth of the 7 billionth person, the news that the world's population growth was actually slowing got lost. According to a recent article in Slate, it took the world 13 years to grow from 6 to 7 billion people, but only 12 to go from 5 to 6 billion. The implication is that population growth is slowing, and according to some estimates, may stop completely within the lifespan of people alive right now. The world's population may cap out at 9 billion. So we're saved, right? After all, many of the world's ills, from...
  • Obama: I'd Get More Done If GOP Wasn't Punished for Working With Democrats By Fox and Limbaugh

    01/27/2013 12:57:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Obama: I'd Get More Done If GOP Wasn't Punished for Working With Democrats By Fox and Limbaugh By Noel Sheppard Created 01/27/2013 - 3:22pm "If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you'll see more of them doing it." So said Barack Obama in an interview just published by The New Republic: FRANKLIN FOER, EDITOR NEW REPUBLIC: Are there any forces for reform within the Republican Party, people you've been able to establish some sort of working relationship with? PRESIDENT...
  • US May Lose Original 1945 Iwo Jima Monument at Bonhams Auction:

    01/27/2013 12:57:21 PM PST · by WARMUSEUM · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 27, 2013 | Shayna Jacobs
    Original Iwo Jima monument, which used to be housed at the Intrepid Sea-Air- Space Museum, to hit the auction block. The 10-ton piece, inspired by the iconic photo taken at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 and the model for the flag-raising Marine Corps War Memorial statue in Arlington, Va., will be up for sale at Bonhams auction house on Feb. 22. It is listed for sale for $1.3 million to $1.8 million.
  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. goes to court to fight closure

    01/27/2013 12:44:54 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | January 25, 2013 | GUY KOVNER
    Lawyers for the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will square off Friday before a federal judge in Oakland in the first round of a legal battle to continue the commercial oyster operation in the Point Reyes National Seashore. At stake is Salazar's decision in November not to renew a 40-year lease that gave oyster farm operator Kevin Lunny the right to commercial operations in 2,500-acre Drakes Estero, a five-fingered estuary that features extensive eelgrass beds and a harbor seal colony. The decision, hailed by wilderness advocates, gave Lunny's company 90 days to shut down a business...
  • President Obama Laments Rush Limbaugh And Fox News’ Influence On Public Debate

    01/27/2013 12:44:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/27/13 | Andrew Kirell
    **SNIP** The president also conceded that “[t]he same dynamic happens on the Democratic side,” but in his mind, “the difference is just that the more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word.” He claimed that “leaders like myself—and I include Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in this—are willing to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our party to try to get stuff done,” as opposed to the opposing party which he views as obstructionist. “[T]hat’s one of the biggest problems we’ve got in how folks report about Washington right now, because I think journalists rightly value...
  • Media Groupies Out In The Open

    01/27/2013 12:43:30 PM PST · by Alex Baker · 3 replies
    realitybatslast ^ | 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...
  • FReepers: Hang on to your guns!! [FReepathon thread XI]

    01/27/2013 12:39:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 267 replies
    Obama and his socialist-fascist regime now wants to take our guns. Like hell you say. America answers by buying guns in record numbers. Americans will never allow themselves to be disarmed. The founding fathers intended American citizens to be armed to defend themselves from just such runaway tyrannical government. America's response to Obama's attempted gun grab: FUBO!! Come and take them!! Never surrender!! Never retreat!! Free Republic stands for God and country!! We defend Life, Family, Constitution, Liberty!! And we defend our God-given, constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms!! TO THE HILT!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by...
  • Doug McIntyre: The long - and short - reach of the law

    01/27/2013 12:31:16 PM PST · by Mark · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 1/27/13 | Doug McIntyre
    Robin Hall (Brevard County Sheriff's Department) She could run but she couldn't hide. The long arm of the law has finally caught up with the notorious Robin Hall and I, for one, feel safer. Way back in 1991, an 18-year Robin Hall entered a Florida Wal-Mart store and brazenly snatched a pack of cigarettes. That's right, she was a shoplifter. And a smoker. A smoking shoplifter. That's the worst kind. Caught red-handed, Hall was turned over to authorities and ordered to pay the state of Florida $85 in court costs. But Hall was too slippery for Florida. She dodged her...
  • Gun buyback in downtown Seattle draws big crowd (funded by Amazon.com)

    01/27/2013 12:19:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    Hundreds of people showed up Saturday morning for a gun buyback in Seattle. One man even brought a rocket launcher. He said it had already been used and could not do any harm. Mason Vranish said he bought it from a man for $100, but within seconds police took it off his hands. “Their reason was even though it was single time use item it is still military property concern that a soldier had stolen it from the base or whatever and it wasn't theirs to own... so it somehow ended up in the civilian market illegally,” said Vranish. Officers...
  • Jonbenet Ramsey murder: Grand Jury Voted to Indict Parents, Former DA Refused To Sign

    01/27/2013 12:05:08 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    The Denver Channel.com ^ | Last Updated: 10 minutes ago
    Posted: 01/27/2013 Last Updated: 10 minutes ago Anica Padilla Anica Padilla | Email Me BOULDER, Colo. - A grand jury investigating Jonbenet Ramsey's death voted to indict her parents on child abuse resulting in death in 1999, according to an exclusive report by our partners at The Boulder Daily Camera. However, then-Boulder County District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment and prosecute the case, the Camera reports. Hunter reportedly believed he could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The 6-year-old beauty queen was found dead in her home on Christmas night in 1996. Police initially suspected family members,...
  • Connecticut Gun Sales Brisk, Mirroring National Trend (Up 71%)

    01/27/2013 11:50:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Connecticut's retail gun sales, mirroring a national trend, have been so busy that some store owners are keeping waiting lists for some firearms and noting dwindling inventory for others. "We're out of about everything," said Bob Farr, the owner of Connecticut Firearms and Tactical in Orange. He said that demand and orders picked up right after the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. "[The manufacturers] won't even give us a ship date." In December, Connecticut gun stores sold more than 19,400 firearms, according to data from the Connecticut State Police, up 71 percent from the previous...
  • Comprehensive immigration plan coming this week: McCain (RINO Amnesty push starts Tuesday!)

    01/27/2013 11:47:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/27/13 | Reuters
    Leading Democratic and Republican senators said on Sunday there were encouraging signs in the push to overhaul U.S. immigration laws - a top priority for President Obama's second term - and they would introduce their plan this week. -snip- McCain said the political aspect of immigration reform should sway any Republicans who object to a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. "We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours, for a variety of reasons, and we've got to understand that," he said. McCain said change also was needed because "we can't go on forever with...
  • ( Muslim ) Convicted felon speaks about city council run (Colorado Springs)

    01/27/2013 8:38:19 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    KRDO. ^ | Jan 03, 2013 | Lindsay Watts
    Gary Flakes, a man convicted in the murders of two teenagers, formally announced Wednesday that he's running for Colorado Springs City Council. ... In 1997, Flakes was convicted of accessory to murder and negligent homicide in the killings of 13-year-old Andy Westbay and 15-year-old Scott Hawrysiak. The boys were gunned down as they were walking in the Cheyenne Meadows area on Valentine's Day. Flakes and his friend Jeron Grant accused each other of pulling the trigger of the shotgun, and neither was convicted of murder, sparking outrage. After spending 12 years in prison, Flakes was released in 2011. ... Scott...
  • Tuition Break for Illegal Immigrants Clears First Hurdle ( Colorado )

    01/27/2013 10:49:46 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | January 25, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    DENVER– Once again cheers and applause erupted under the golden dome when a bill to award in-state tuition to illegal immigrants was passed Thursday by the Senate Education Committee on a 6-3 vote. The aye votes were cast by five Democrats and a Republican – state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs. “We have a great piece of legislation that will finally garner bipartisan support in the general assembly,” declared state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo), a sponsor of Senate Bill 33. It’s the seventh attempt over the past 11 years to pass a bill granting in-state tuition to illegal students....
  • TX:Investigator: Lufkin man involved in wreck/shooting fired back in self-defense

    01/27/2013 10:53:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    lufkindailynews.com ^ | 25 January, 2013 | JESSICA COOLEY
    A Lufkin man charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in a Wednesday afternoon point-blank shootout was defending himself, according to an Angelina County investigator. Unlike Benjamin Bogany, 30, and Destini Williams, 23, who were both in another vehicle, Andrew Netherton, 30, has not been charged with aggravated assaulted with a deadly weapon following the Wednesday afternoon incident on Winston 8 Ranch Road near Hammer Equipment off Highway 59 north.
  • McLoud homeowner shoots intruder

    01/27/2013 10:50:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    news-star.com ^ | 26 January, 2013 | NA
    A suspect who was shot by a McLoud homeowner during a reported overnight burglary remained hospitalized Friday.
  • Durbin: Benghazi hearings one of Clinton’s ‘finer moments’

    01/27/2013 10:48:06 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-27-2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    January 27, 2013 Durbin: Benghazi hearings one of Clinton’s ‘finer moments’ Ben Wolfgang A top Senate Democrat believes Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s duel appearances last week on Capitol Hill, in which she clashed with Republicans over the Obama administration’s handling of the Sept. 11 Benghazi terrorist attacks, will go down in history as one of the secretary of state’s “finer moments.” “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has done an extraordinary job for this country. It’ll be recognized by history. This was one of her finer moments,” Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat and member of the Senate Foreign...