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  • Netanyahu would agree to interim Palestinian state, ex-minister claims

    01/29/2013 8:07:02 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/29/2013 | RAPHAEL AHREN
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is willing to agree to the creation of a Palestinian state in provisional borders, even before his conditions for a final-status agreement are met, former minister and veteran peace activist Yossi Beilin said. “I don’t think that Netanyahu, who is far from being a warmonger — he’s a very cautious person — [is ready to commit to] a permanent solution. Not because he doesn’t want it — all of us want it — but because he’s not ready to pay the price,” Beilin said Monday night. “But to speak about a provisional border with the Palestinians,...
  • Cops hunt for gun lost by Plymouth captain in courthouse bathroom

    01/29/2013 7:53:40 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 48 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Laurel Sweet
    Plymouth, state and Wareham police are continuing their search this morning for a veteran cop’s loaded service revolver that went missing from a courthouse bathroom yesterday after Plymouth Police Capt. John Rogers Jr. inadvertently left it behind during a rest stop. Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri said the investigation includes a review of defendants who had cases before Wareham District Court yesterday, where Rogers, a 26-year veteran and head of his department’s operations division, went to testify.
  • Immigration plan: A new era of bipartisanship or a political necessity? (Call House RINOS now!)

    01/29/2013 7:52:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/29/13 | Halimah Abdullah
    An immigration proposal crafted for months in secret by a high-profile, bipartisan cadre of senators is both a rare moment of simpatico in politics and a matter of political practicality
  • Fmr. Priest Sentenced For Underage Sex Abuse [Coming to a Boy Scout Troop soon!]

    01/29/2013 7:30:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 1/29/13
    – A former South Florida Catholic priest who pled no contest earlier this month to multiple underage sex abuse charges has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. During Neil Doherty’s sentencing hearing Monday morning, the judge ordered that time he’s already spent in jail be credited to his sentence. With that time taken into account, Doherty will spend a little more than 12 years in prison.
  • Two Houston police accused of helping smuggle cocaine

    01/29/2013 7:28:33 AM PST · by Calamari · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 28, 2013 11:54pm | Dane Schiller
    Two Houston police officers are facing life in prison without the possibility of parole after allegations they accepted $2,000 in bribes to protect a stash of cocaine being smuggled through the city
  • US: Consumer Confidence falls to 58.6 in January

    01/29/2013 7:28:01 AM PST · by John W · 17 replies
    FXstreet.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | FXstreet.com
    FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The most awaited piece of data for today surprised investors negatively, as Consumer Confidence in the US fell from 65.1 to 58.6 in January. Actual data came in much lower than the 64.0 expected.
  • Losing the will to live

    01/29/2013 7:10:33 AM PST · by SunStar · 20 replies
    RebeccaCosta.com ^ | 9:55p.m. EST January 28, 2013 | Rebecca D. Costa
    The ghastly murders in Newtown, Conn., reflect the horrify prevalence of suicide here and across the globe. Before we turn up the volume on the Second Amendment. Before we trot out data proving that more guns lead to more violence — or don't. Before we re-live every senseless mass murder and make children afraid to step into a movie theater, school or mall. Before all of this and worse — experts would be wise to examine a phenomena that has been the impetus behind so many recent attacks on innocent civilians: Long before the perpetrators reached for a weapon, they...
  • Gary Shilling Expects Great Disconnect to Cause Stock Market Crash 2013

    01/29/2013 7:07:26 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 1-29-2013 | Steve Sjuggerud
    Gary Shilling Expects Great Disconnect to Cause Stock Market Crash 2013 Stock-Markets / Financial CrashJanuary 28, 2013 - 06:20 PM By: DailyWealth Steve Sjuggerud writes: Gary Shilling might have the best track record of any investor over the last 30 years... If you had invested $100,000 in Shilling's "big idea" 30 years ago, it would be worth over $6 million today. While most investors didn't pay attention to his big idea, Shilling was right. And he never gave up on his big idea. Here in 2013, Shilling has some new big ideas... and some bold predictions... particularly about what he...
  • On skeet shooting, put up or shut up, Barry

    01/29/2013 7:07:22 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | Rick Moran
    On skeet shooting, put up or shut up, Barry That's the challenge from Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn who offered to go to Camp David and have a shoot off with the president. "If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn't he referenced this at any point in time?" Blackburn said Monday on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." "I tell you what I do think," she later added. "I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I'll go skeet shooting with him and I bet I'll beat...
  • TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY TO LEAVE ADMINISTRATION [LaHood the RINO]

    01/29/2013 7:06:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Big story A P ^ | 1/29/13
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the only Republican still left in President Barack Obama's first-term Cabinet, says he plans to leave the Obama administration. The former congressman from Illinois says in an interview with The Associated Press that he intends to remain at the department until his successor is confirmed.
  • Experts find new evidence in submarine mystery

    01/29/2013 7:04:46 AM PST · by libstripper · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | BRUCE SMITH
    Researchers say they may have the final clues needed to solve the mystery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, which never resurfaced after it became the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship, taking its eight-man crew to a watery grave.
  • Russia says Assad's chances fading

    01/29/2013 7:01:52 AM PST · by bert · 8 replies
    Al Jereeza ^ | 27 Jan 2013 17:29 | staff
    Prime Minister Medvedev says Syrian president's chances of keeping power are getting "smaller and smaller" as war rages Russia's prime minister has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had made a "grave," and possibly "fatal" mistake by delaying political reforms and not speaking to members of the country's oppositon sooner. "[Assad] should have done everything much faster, attracting part of the moderate opposition, which was ready to sit at the table with him, to his side," Dmitry Medvedev said according to the transcript of an interview with CNN released by his office on Sunday. "This was his grave mistake, and possibly...
  • Notorious “gun map” wildly inaccurate

    01/29/2013 6:55:57 AM PST · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    When the Journal News published a map showing the location of all households in their corner of New York, gun-rights activists vehemently criticized the decision as irresponsible, one that put the entire community in danger. As it turns out, they underestimated just how irresponsible the Journal News decision was. The map wildly overstated the number of active gun permits, and it turns out the newspaper didn’t bother to verify any of their information (via Instapundit): "The newspaper map of one New York county’s pistol permits was riddled with problems, thanks to inaccurate data in official records, acknowledges the paper that...
  • U.S. to Expand Role in Africa

    01/29/2013 6:44:52 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated January 29, 2013, 6:58 a.m. ET | ADAM ENTOUS and SIOBHAN GORMAN
    Military Pact With Niger Brings American Forces Closer to Conflict in Mali. The U.S. signed an agreement Monday with the West African country of Niger that clears the way for a stepped-up American military presence on the edges of the conflict in neighboring Mali. The U.S. and France are moving to create an intelligence hub in Niger that could include a base, near Mali's border, for American drones that could monitor al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali's vast desert north, U.S. officials said. The moves show the extent to which the U.S. and France are girding for what could be an...
  • Skeptical congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting match

    01/29/2013 6:43:49 AM PST · by libstripper · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    It's about time for some bipartisan...skeet shooting? Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, joined a chorus of skeptics who questioned President Barack Obama's recent comments about his hobby of skeet shooting, a sport where participants fire shotguns to break airborne clay disks. "If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn't he referenced this at any point in time?" Blackburn said Monday on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." "I tell you what I do think," she later added. "I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I'll go skeet...
  • Mali: Britain prepared to send 'sizeable amount' of troops to support French

    01/29/2013 6:34:50 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 30 replies
    Guardian ^ | Monday 28 January 2013 | Nicholas Watt and Luke Harding in Sévaré
    David Cameron says UK will support French mission to drive Islamists out but insists forces will not engage in combat Britain is prepared to take the risk of sending a "sizeable amount" of troops to Mali and neighbouring West African countries as David Cameron offers strong support to France in its operation to drive Islamist militants from its former colony. As news emerged that insurgents retreating from Timbuktu had set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless historic manuscripts, Downing Street said the prime minister told François Hollande on Sunday night Britain was "keen" to provide further military assistance...
  • National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America [Names of members]

    01/29/2013 6:29:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    National Officers: Rex W. Tillerson Irving, Texas President Tico A. Perez Orlando, Florida National Commissioner Aubrey B. Harwell Jr. Nashville, Tennessee Treasurer R. Thomas Buffenbarger Upper Marlboro, Maryland Assistant Treasurer James S. Turley New York, New York International Commissioner Terrence P. Dunn Kansas City, Missouri Vice President— Council Operations Wayne M. Perry Bellevue, Washington President-Elect Randall L. Stephenson Dallas, Texas Vice President—Finance Lyle R. Knight Billings, Montana Vice President—Human Resources Nathan O. Rosenberg Laguna Beach, California Vice President—Marketing Jack D. Furst Dallas, Texas Vice President— Outdoor Adventures O. Temple Sloan Jr. Raleigh, North Carolina Vice President—Supply Earl G. Graves New...
  • The Political Gospel of Pain

    01/29/2013 6:20:58 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 1/29/2013 | Glenn Fairman
    The Good News is that the Progressive ideology is insufficient to animate government for long after it has come into its own full flowering. It only can sustain itself temporarily and parasitically on a healthy organism before it succeeds in crippling its host and breeding intense enmity. I believe it so deficient a vision that I categorically state that it will soon come crashing down in America, as is occurring everywhere on earth. The nagging problem is that the entrenched Progressive ideology is tightly bound in a bastard amalgam of anti-theism and the rejection of the old moral order. Therefore,...
  • Panetta's Cowardly Decision

    01/29/2013 6:13:03 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    In a newsworthy act of political cowardice, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ran through the Pentagon's exit door as he announced he is striking down the 1994 Combat Exclusion Law. His timing means his successor, presumably Chuck Hagel, will inherit the task of defending the order to assign women to front-line military combat. Of course, Panetta doesn't want to be grilled about his order. It's lacking in common sense and it is toadying to the feminist officers who yearn to be 3- and 4-star generals based on the feminist dogma of gender interchangeability and on their desire to force men...
  • Big Government 101: Federal Subsidies Create Glut Of College Grads

    01/29/2013 6:02:23 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/28/2013 | IBD Staff
    Higher Education: A new study finds almost half of Americans with college degrees are working at jobs that don't require one. It's the latest example of how federal subsidies are creating a massive higher-education bubble. The study, by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, found that an incredible 48% of college graduates — about 13 million of them — hold jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree. About 5 million have jobs that don't even require a high school diploma. There are, for example, roughly a million sales clerks, 300,000 waiters and 100,000 janitors with college degrees. This mismatch...