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  • OBAMA SECRETLY PLEDGES TO DIVIDE JERUSALEM. Will press Israel into new so-called land-for-peace

    01/28/2013 7:30:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Klein on Line ^ | 1/28/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – Now that he has secured his second term, President Barack Obama has already secretly pledged to the Palestinians he will press Israel into a new round of so-called land-for-peace negotiations, a top Palestinian Authority negotiator told KleinOnline. The negotiator said top members of the Obama administration told the Palestinians the U.S. president will renew talks aimed at creating a Palestinian state in the so-called 1967 borders – meaning in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and, notably, eastern Jerusalem. The negotiator further revealed when it comes to dividing Jerusalem, Obama wants to rehash what is known as the...
  • Extremists burn ancient texts in Mali

    01/28/2013 6:40:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Extremists burn ancient texts in Mali The Associated Press Posted Jan 28, 2013 @ 07:32 AMSEVARE, Mali (AP) — Islamist extremists torched a library containing historic manuscripts in Timbuktu, the mayor said today, as French and Malian forces closed in on Mali's fabled desert city. Ousmane Halle said he heard about the burnings early today. "It's truly alarming that this has happened," he told The Associated Press by telephone from Mali's capital, Bamako. "They torched all the important ancient manuscripts. The ancient books of geography and science. It is the history of Timbuktu, of its people."
  • Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of ancient manuscripts

    01/28/2013 6:22:27 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 35 replies
    Guardian ^ | , Monday 28 January 2013 08.37 EST | Luke Harding in Sévaré
    Islamist insurgents retreating from the ancient Saharan city of Timbuktu have set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts, some dating back to the 13th century, in what the town's mayor described as a "devastating blow" to world heritage. ... The manuscripts survived for centuries in Timbuktu on the edge of the Sahara hidden in wooden trunks, boxes beneath the sand and caves. The majority are written in Arabic, with some in African languages, and one in Hebrew, and cover a diverse range of topics including astronomy, poetry, music, medicine and women's rights. The oldest dated from...
  • Rubio, Senate ‘Gang of Eight’ unveil bipartisan immigration deal (Amnesty, H-1B Visas DOUBLED!)

    01/28/2013 6:17:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/28/13 | MARC CAPUTO
    A group of eight Democratic and Republicans senators, including Florida’s Marco Rubio, will officially release a wide-ranging immigration plan Monday that could give a pathway to citizenship, tighten border security and increase guest-worker permits. -snip- Most controversially, the proposal would give a pathway to residency — and even citizenship — to many of the estimated 11 million immigrants unlawfully in the United States.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,WTIC AM,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,January 28-February 1,2013

    01/28/2013 6:17:06 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | January 28-February 1,2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Do background checks on guns really work? Critics AND supporters say ‘No’

    01/28/2013 6:04:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 January, 2013 | Staff
    Both supporters and critics of the federal background check system for gun buyers say the system is flawed. Supporters argue the system is filled with holes and impeded by a lack of cooperation from state governments, while critics warn that even if the system were perfected it would in no way reduce gun violence. Now politicians and those with a stake in the outcome are looking for ways to improve the vetting process for Americans who want to purchase firearms.
  • Senators Offer a Bipartisan Blueprint for Immigration (Amnesty bill written by RINO Hatch)

    01/28/2013 6:03:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/13 | JULIA PRESTON
    A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a set of principles for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that would hinge on progress in securing the borders and ensuring that foreigners leave the country when their visas expire. -snip- “We on the Democratic side have said that we are flexible and we want to get a bill,” Mr. Schumer told reporters in New York on Sunday. “But there’s a bottom line, and that’s a path to citizenship for the 11 or so million people who qualify. We’ve...
  • Shields, Brooks on Obama's Second Term and Hillary Clinton's Exit From State [Worship]

    01/28/2013 5:56:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/25/13
    JEFFREY BROWN: All right, the week began with the inauguration. We all talked on Monday. It ends with the White House appointment of a new chief of staff, Mark. What does the new team, what does the language you heard this week tell you about the president that Barack Obama wants to be? MARK SHIELDS: I think, like all re-elected presidents, he sees a mandate, an expanded vision of a mandate from the electoral victory. But he realizes time is short. And I think he is not showing the same level of patience with the Congress that he showed in...
  • Chris Brown Reportedly Fights Frank Ocean, Is Still the Worst [Homosexual hurt by hip hop hero]

    01/28/2013 5:34:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/28/13 | Marlow Stern
    ... Brown, 23, is alleged to have been involved inan “all-out brawl” withcrooner FrankOcean and his crew Sundaynight, according to TMZ. The tworeportedly were at Westlake Studio in Los Angeles when the melee occurred. Reports are still hazy, but witnesses told police the fight was over a parking space, according to the AP. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the “altercation allegedlyled to Chris Brown punching the victim,”who remains to be identified. Sheriff’s officials are still investigating the case and said theywill contact Brown later. Brown was exposedto the horrors of domestic violence at a veryyoung age. Following his...
  • CBS's Charles Osgood: 'Is Constitution Truly Worthy of Reverence in Which Most Americans Hold It?'

    01/28/2013 5:25:12 AM PST · by servo1969 · 81 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | January 27, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Imagine you're getting ready to head to church one fine Sunday morning and on your television you hear a man say, "Let's give up on the Constitution." Such actually happened when CBS News Sunday Morning aired a rather inflammatory commentary by a Georgetown University law professor teased by host Charles Osgood asking, "Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it?" (video follows with transcript and commentary): (video) **** CHARLES OSGOOD, HOST: Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it? A view on that from Lewis Michael...
  • Billions in gas drilling royalties transform lives

    01/28/2013 5:24:58 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 28, 2013 | Associated Press
    Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming lives and livelihoods even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy. In Pennsylvania alone, royalty payments could top $1.2 billion for 2012, according to an Associated Press analysis that looked at state tax information, production records and estimates from the National Association of Royalty Owners. For some landowners, the unexpected royalties have made a big difference.
  • Brave Pastor Confronts Obama's "Theology" to his face!

    01/28/2013 5:22:33 AM PST · by RobaWho · 36 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Rob Cunningham
    On the morning of Obama’s 2nd inauguration, January 21, 2013, Barack and Michelle received a powerful message of TRUTH from Pastor Jonathan Cahn, one that must have infuriated both of them greatly. This courageous pastor delivered a Presidential inaugural message that directly refuted the Black Liberation Theology of hate professed by Obama’s “Reverend” of 20 years, Mr. Jeremiah Wright. Pastor Cahn’s inspired message effectively repudiated Obama’s entire world view, his leadership style and his political priorities. As anyone paying attention knows, almost every word spoken by Obama is a calculated deception, one designed to insult Believers, agitate conservatives, denigrate Americans...
  • Minnesota license plate data collected as lawmakers see privacy risks

    01/28/2013 5:16:27 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-26-13 | kyle potter
    They're on squad cars and street lights, and they track where you're driving. Across Minnesota, police and sheriffs have been using automated license plate readers for years to find stolen cars and aid investigations. Their spreading use and questions of data security, fueled by recent breaches of statewide databases, has focused attention on the lack of regulation. Until the data was temporarily classified late last year, anyone could ask police for a list of when and where a car had been spotted. Lawmakers will soon consider restrictions on the data stored via the readers, with state Rep. Mary Liz Holberg,...
  • Miami Heat to visit White House, Obama on Monday [Local Media Drools Over Thugs Visiting Thug]

    01/28/2013 5:07:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/23/13 | Ira Winderman
    The Miami Heat's upcoming four-game trip will feature a welcomed detour. The White House announced Wednesday the team will meet Monday with President Obama at the White House to commemorate the franchise's 2012 NBA championship. According to a memo from the White House press office, "President Obama will welcome the NBA Champion Miami Heat to the White House to honor the team and their 2012 NBA Championship victory. The President will also recognize the Heat’s ongoing support to the men and women who serve in our military and their families, continuing the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports...
  • Drilling boom creates long lines in West Virginia

    01/28/2013 5:05:15 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 28, 2013 | Associated Press
    A natural gas drilling boom is creating long lines at the Tyler County Courthouse as companies seek to verify the titles of properties they are leasing. The records room has a limited number of spaces, two of which are left open for local attorneys and residents who need to do business, County Commission President John Stender said. That leaves oil and gas companies’ representatives jostling for a place in line.
  • Mali: French troops surround Timbuktu

    01/28/2013 4:58:16 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9:32AM GMT 28 Jan 2013 | AFP
    French-led troops surrounded Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu on Monday after seizing its airport in a lightning advance against Islamists who have been driven from key northern strongholds. French paratroopers swooped in to block any fleeing Islamists while ground troops coming from the south seized the airport in the ancient city which has been one of the bastions of the extremists who have controlled the north for 10 months. "We control the airport at Timbuktu," a senior officer with the Malian army told AFP. "We did not encounter any resistance." French army spokesman Colonel Thierry Burkhard told AFP the...
  • Not All Austerity Is Equal; We’re following Britain’s failed path, not Estonia’s successful one.

    01/28/2013 4:57:37 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    national review ^ | Matthew Melchiorre
    Prominent economists, politicians, and pundits throw around the term “austerity” as if policies by that name always take the same form. They usually use the term to criticize the concept and its effects by pointing to Europe’s stagnation at the hands of “savage” cuts in government spending. But this mindset ignores the question: Austerity for whom? The answer is especially important if the United States, which has continued to follow in Western Europe’s footsteps with this month’s fiscal-cliff deal, is to learn from the Old World’s mistakes. Raising taxes on the private sector while government continues to gorge itself on...
  • Brent Bozell on the future of the Tea Party and why the liberal media has demonized its members

    01/28/2013 4:51:04 AM PST · by patriotpal · 11 replies
    The Media Research Center ^ | January 24, 2013 | MRC
    MRC's Brent Bozell discusses liberal media bias and its effect on the Tea Party movement with Scottie Nell Hughes of the Tea Party News Network.
  • Israeli Source Confirms Iran’s Fordow Nuclear Plant Exploded

    01/28/2013 4:04:11 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Chana Ya'ar
    An Israeli intelligence source has confirmed Iran’s Fordow underground nuclear uranium enrichment facility sustained major damage in a “mega explosion” that occurred last week. Fordow, which contains at least 2,700 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, is located deep beneath a mountain near the Iranian city of Qom. Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time, according to a report published Monday by The Times, a UK-based newspaper.
  • Sharpton on 2nd Amendment: ‘People do not have the right to unregulated rights in this country’

    01/27/2013 11:22:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2013 | Nicholas Ballasy. senior video reporter
    Following a public policy meeting of African-American leaders, National Urban League president Marc Morial and National Action Network president Al Sharpton called for a new national assault weapons ban, saying the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should be regulated. “The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are not absolute. One cannot yell fire in a crowded theater and hide behind the First Amendment,” said Morial when asked by TheDC if he supports California Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein’s assault weapon ban bill. “And we absolutely think that the idea of banning a military style assault weapon, a weapon that I...
  • Barack Obama: 'I go shooting all the time'

    01/28/2013 3:43:10 AM PST · by dennisw · 46 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 27 Jan 2013 | By Jon Swaine, Washington
    President Barack Obama has claimed that he goes shooting "all the time", while attempting to reassure American gun-owners that he respects their rights to use firearms. Amid conservative anger over Mr Obama's proposals to ban assault weapons as part of a drastic overhaul of US gun control laws, the president said that he was a keen clay-pigeon shooter. Asked in a magazine interview whether he had ever fired a gun, Mr Obama said he did so with guests at the president's rural retreat. "Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," he said. "And I have a...
  • Iran denies explosion at underground uranium facility

    01/28/2013 3:16:10 AM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 1/28/13 | Marcus George |
    Iran has denied media reports of a major explosion at one of its most sensitive uranium enrichment sites, describing them as Western propaganda designed to influence upcoming nuclear negotiations. Reuters has been unable to verify reports since Friday of an explosion early last week at the underground Fordow bunker, near the religious city of Qom, that some Israeli and Western media have said caused significant damage.
  • NYT: Biggest Carbon Sin is 'Air Travel'...

    01/28/2013 2:59:56 AM PST · by sr4402 · 21 replies
    Drudge Report Link ^ | 1/28/2013 | Matt Drudge
    Link on DrudgeReport: If we forget about Carbon, is the biggest sin Air Travel in the United States? Obama and the progressives just ordered pregnant women to be cannon fodder in combat and for GI Jane to be fought over and protected by all the men in the front lines. He ordered gays to be married in the military so they would come back to conservative states and overturn their marriage amendments; ultimately to make the United States a Gay Nation. He is waging a war, through the 'Affordable Care Act' against the church, forcing it to pay for Sterilizations,...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 28, 2013

    01/28/2013 2:56:58 AM PST · by sneakers · 1 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 28, 2013

    01/28/2013 2:55:57 AM PST · by sneakers · 17 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • US Justice Site Hacked Over US Activist Death (Anonymous)

    01/28/2013 2:36:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/13
    Hackers claiming to represent the group Anonymous have threatened to release sensitive information about the US Department of Justice over the death of an internet activist. The group appeared to have hacked the website of the US Sentencing Commission and replaced the front page with a statement calling for reform of US prosecution law. The attack appears to be a retaliation for the treatment of internet activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself on January 11. **SNIP** "We did not restrict ourselves like the FBI to one high-profile compromise. We are far more ambitious, and far more capable. "We have enough...
  • Why Work? Household Welfare Spending $168 Per Day, Higher Than Median Income

    01/28/2013 1:40:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | December 10, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    Those who work for a living might want to put away shoes, hammers, and other hard objects to keep from throwing them through the computer. A new study shows that on average the government spends $168 per household on various assistance programs, one-fifth more than the median income of $137. As the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee reported (after all, who else in government is going to do it?), welfare spending per hour per household in poverty is $30.60, which is higher than the $25.03 median income per hour. The Weekly Standard points out that direct welfare payments...
  • Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess

    01/27/2013 10:43:05 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess Brett LoGiurato January 27, 2013, 6:00 PM In a sit-down interview with The New Republic released today, President Barack Obama cast blame on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for shaping compromise as a "dirty word." Obama talked about the recent deal to avert the fiscal cliff, saying he thought House Speaker "genuinely wanted" to come to a deal sooner but felt he was vulnerable to attack from the right. Here's the relevant excerpt: I think if you talk privately to Democrats and Republicans, particularly those who...
  • SABOTAGE! KEY IRANIAN NUCLEAR FACILITY HIT?

    01/27/2013 10:35:50 PM PST · by deek69 · 22 replies
    An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime. The previously secret nuclear site has become a center for Iran’s nuclear activity because of the 2,700 centrifuges enriching uranium to the 20-percent level. A further enrichment to weapons grade would take only weeks, experts say.
  • EPA Email Scandal Is Worse Than Originally Thought

    01/27/2013 9:58:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/27/13 | George Landrith & Peter Roff
    President Barack Obama and, for that matter, most of America seem woefully ignorant about a scandal unfolding at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As hard as it is to believe, outgoing Administrator Lisa Jackson actually appears to have had agency personnel create a fictitious employee by the name of “Richard Windsor” so that Jackson could appropriate the Windsor’s email address for her own purposes. We’re not talking about some alias to be used for personal correspondence but a totally false identity in whose name official business was allegedly conducted created specifically to avoid federal record-keeping and disclosure requirements. And none...
  • Nazi Weapons Law of November 11, 1938

    01/27/2013 9:35:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpfo.org ^ | November 11, 1938 | staff
    With a basis in § 31 of the Weapons Law of 18 March 1928 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 265), Article III of the Law on the Reunification of Austria with Germany of 13 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 237), and § 9 of the Fuhrer and Chancellor's decree on the administration of the Sudeten-German districts of 1 October 1928 (Reichsgesetzblatt 1, p. 1331 ) are the following ordered: § 1 Jews (§ 5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt 1, p. 1332) are prohibited from acquiring. Possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as...
  • Illinois Becomes Largest State to Give Licenses to Illegals - With No Safeguards Against Fraud

    01/27/2013 9:14:07 PM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-28-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Supporters of granting illegal aliens drivers licenses cheer after a House committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. The House passed the legislation Jan. 8 and Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation Sunday, Jan. 27.  (AP Photo) by John HillStand with ArizonaIn the race to become America's top "Sanctuary State" for illegal aliens, we have a new leader.  Illinois has (temporarily) bested California for that title, and has done so by putting public safety at greater risk. Both states have in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Both states fight I.C.E. every step of the way to keep...
  • ISRAEL WARNS THAT IT MAY PRE-EMPTIVELY STRIKE SYRIA TO PREVENT DISSEMINATION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

    01/27/2013 8:42:15 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 30 replies
    Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to stop Syria’s chemical weapons from reaching Lebanon’s Hezbollah or al-Qaida inspired groups, officials said Sunday.
  • Obama Vows ‘Never Again’ on Holocaust Remembrance Day:...

    01/27/2013 8:39:44 PM PST · by Optimist · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/27/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama on Sunday paid tribute to the victims of the Holocaust by vowing to “stand in the way of any tyrant or dictator who commits crimes against humanity.” “We honor the memories of the 6 million Jews and millions of other innocent victims whose lives were tragically taken during the Holocaust over sixty years ago,” Obama said in a statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “Those who experienced the horrors of the cattle cars, ghettos, and concentration camps have witnessed humanity at its very worst and know too well the pain of losing loved ones to senseless violence.”...
  • POLL: Patrick moves to ban life without parole for youngest killers

    01/27/2013 7:49:07 PM PST · by massmike · 27 replies
    patriotledger.com ^ | 01/27/2013 | Matt Murphy
    As part of an overhaul of the juvenile justice system, Gov. Deval Patrick plans to file legislation Monday to prohibit mandatory life sentences without parole for youthful offenders convicted of first degree murder. The proposal is a response to the Supreme Court decision over the summer that ruled such mandatory sentences violate the Constitution’s Eight Amendment restricting cruel and unusual punishment. Patrick is also proposing to extend the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Jourt and the Department of Youth Services to 18-year-olds, and would eliminate the Superior Court and District Court’s jurisdiction over 17-year-olds. The bill would eliminate the state’s mandatory...
  • American pastor sentenced to 8 years in Iran (Saeed Abedini)

    01/27/2013 7:47:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 27, 2013 7:49 PM EST
    An American pastor who has been jailed in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison, the U.S. State Department said Sunday. Spokesman Darby Holladay said the department is calling on Iran to respect Saeed Abedini’s human rights and release him. Earlier this month, Iran’s semi-official news agency, ISNA, quoted Abedini’s attorney, Nasser Sarbazi, as saying his client stood trial in the Revolutionary Court on charges of attempting to undermine state security by creating a network of Christian churches in private homes. The pastor, who is of Iranian origin but lives in Boise, Idaho, has rejected the...
  • DeMint to GOP elders: Game over, pals. Insists conservatives must drive agenda

    01/27/2013 7:47:40 PM PST · by cblue55 · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sporting his new hat as the head of the Heritage Foundation, former Sen. Jim DeMint said Saturday said that conservatives should not rely on the GOP establishment to deliver the movement's message. He said it is time to take matters into their own hands.
  • Ahmadinejad: Muslims should mobilize resources to uproot Zionism

    01/27/2013 7:40:49 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 11 replies
    IRNA via Drudge ^ | Publish Date : 08/11/1391 - 16:11 | Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1055677
    Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that all Muslims should mobilize their resources to uproot Zionism. He made the remarks in his speech to the 26th international conference on Islamic Unity. He said that the prime goal of the Muslims should be terminating the issue of Zionism. ''World Muslims should forge unity in their struggle with bullying powers and by the time that the Zionist usurpers commit crimes through occupation and vandalism. It is not advisable to sit idle and take no action.'' Elsewhere in his speech, he said that it is not possible to...
  • Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

    01/27/2013 7:24:49 PM PST · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    The American approach to law enforcement was forged by the experience of revolution. Emerging as they did from the shadow of British rule, the country's founders would likely have viewed police, as they exist today, as a standing army, and therefore a threat to liberty. Even so, excessive force and disregard for the Bill of Rights have become epidemic in today’s world. According to civil liberties reporter Radley Balko, these are all symptoms of a generation-long shift to increasingly aggressive, militaristic, and arguably unconstitutional policing—one that would have shocked the conscience of America’s founders. Rise of the Warrior Cop traces...
  • NRA ally Debbie Halvorson could win Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Chicago seat

    01/27/2013 7:13:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 27 January, 2013 | 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 And she’s an unapologetic Second Amendment backer — with endorsements from the NRA in two of her previous congressional campaigns —...
  • Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials

    01/27/2013 6:44:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    WashingtonTimes.com - The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    "Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials" SNIPPET: "The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States. And it is being done with the help of U.S. taxpayers through the municipal bond market."
  • Illinois becomes biggest state to allow illegal immigrants to drive

    01/27/2013 6:24:49 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 13 replies
    As Illinois becomes the fourth and most populous state to give illegal immigrants permission to drive, nagging concerns remain about whether there are enough safeguards to avoid the identity fraud and other pitfalls other states faced.
  • Iran formally snubs EU after oil, gas bans

    01/27/2013 6:12:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2013 5:28 AM EST
    Iran’s oil ministry spokesman says all crude oil and gas exports have been banned to the 27-nation European Union, which has already imposed its own boycott on Iranian energy imports as part of sanctions over Tehran’s nuclear program. … The semiofficial Mehr news agency quotes Rahbar as saying the Iranian ban will remain as long as “hostile decisions” are made by the EU. …
  • Nobel Peace Prize urged for Hillary-- and Bill

    01/27/2013 6:03:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/13 | Paul Bedard
    Like no cabinet secretary before, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being sent off with a huge thank you from the Democratic Party and some of her supporters are even urging the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to give the award to her and her husband Bill Clinton. A new petition on Change.org calls on the committee to present the prize to Hillary for her work around the world for President Obama and Bill Clinton for his post-presidential international involvement. "President and Mrs. Clinton have had a lasting impact upon promoting peace in this world. Both have reached out to...
  • Israel warns of possible pre-emptive chemical weapons strike in Syria

    01/27/2013 5:58:27 PM PST · by Optimist · 9 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 1/27/2013 | Associated Press
    Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to stop Syria's chemical weapons from reaching Lebanon's Hezbollah or al Qaeda inspired groups, officials said Sunday. The warning came as the military moved a rocket defense system to a main northern city, and Israel's premier warned of dangers from both Syria and Iran.
  • Pope's dove of peace almost ends in pieces: Seagull attacks bird

    01/27/2013 5:35:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 27 January 2013
    Releasing a dove is a symbolic appeal for peace. But when the Pope tried it yesterday, it led to quite a flap. Nobody had bargained on a resident seagull who apparently hadn't been listening to the Holy Father's sermon. It swooped in and attacked the bird of peace as soon as Pope Benedict XVI released the dove from a balcony at the Vatican.
  • The quiet liberal plans for entitlement reform

    01/27/2013 5:24:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/27/13 | DAVID NATHER
    **SNIP** Social Security: 'Chained CPI' Savings: $112 billion The idea is to change the way the government figures out how much more seniors should get in Social Security benefits each year to account for changes in their cost of living. This new formula — a tweak to the consumer price index — would assume that people switch their buying habits when prices rise, rather than just buying the same things over and over. So, for example, if the price of ground beef goes up, someone might buy chicken or fish instead. The result: Social Security benefits will rise more slowly.
  • Koppel, Woodward on Obama-Clinton Foreign Policy: World in Meltdown; U.S. in Most Dangerous Period

    01/27/2013 5:22:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies
    Sunday, January 27, 2013 | Kristinn
    Last week on Meet the Press, it was NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel slamming the Obama administration's "diminished",foreign policy influence around the globe.Today on Meet the Press, two veteran Washington newsmen, The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and former ABC, now NBC News correspondent Ted Koppel, matter of factly described the present foreign policy environment as being in "meltdown" and entering "one of the most dangerous" periods in U.S. history. Their remarks were made without directly blaming President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but they were made in response to a question pointing out Obama's...
  • 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...