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  • DeLauro (D-CT) discusses SAFER Streets Act(2k tax credit to surrender scary guns)

    01/31/2013 2:24:14 PM PST · by matt04 · 39 replies
    United States Rep. Rosa DeLauro wants to offer tax incentives for people who agree to turn in their assault weapons, as a way of getting the weapons off the streets. DeLauro said the SAFER Streets Act is designed to prevent guns from falling into the hands of violent criminals, getting dangerous assault weapons off the streets and to improve the state's mental health system so it properly helps those in need. The act will give gun owners a $2,000 tax credit when they turn their weapons in. According to experts, AR-15s usually cost about $1,000. At the news conference Thursday...
  • From gay members to atheist scouts: The Boy Scouts America deserves

    01/31/2013 2:04:01 PM PST · by barmag25 · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/29/2013 | Herb Silverman
    That’s one small step for tolerance, but one giant leap for states’ rights. The modified policy would, in effect, kick the can down the road to local sponsors, who could continue the abominable policy of deeming gay teenagers too “immoral” to participate in Boy Scout activities. There is no similar step forward for atheists. This modified policy would still require local groups to discriminate against atheists, apparently because the Boy Scout Oath implies that an atheist can’t be “morally straight” unless he can do his “duty to God.” Using this twisted logic, a number of courageous and honest atheists have...
  • NY Times says Chinese hacked its computers over story on top Communist leader's wealth

    01/31/2013 2:01:22 PM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies
    .foxnews ^ | January 31, 2013
    The attacks, which began in mid-September, coincided with a Times investigation into how the relatives and family of Premier Wen Jiabao built a fortune worth over $2 billion. The report, which was posted online Oct. 25, embarrassed the Communist Party leadership, coming ahead of a fraught transition to new leaders and exposing deep-seated favoritism at a time when many Chinese are upset about a wealth gap. Over the months of cyber-incursions, the hackers eventually lifted the computer passwords of all Times employees and used them to get into the personal computers of 53 employees. The report said none of the...
  • Ministers call for united black vote to replace Jackson Jr.

    01/31/2013 1:59:47 PM PST · by Proud2BeRight · 14 replies
    WLS TV Channel 7 Chicago ^ | January 30, 2013 | Charles Thomas
    Aggressive TV ads and racial politics take center stage in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Junior in the 2nd Congressional District. "I don't have enough words to say thank you. All I can say is I'll give you my whole heart and soul," State Sen. Toi Hutchison said Wednesday as a group of African-American ministers prayed that the other black candidates- Robin Kelly, Alderman Anthony Beale and State Senator Napoleon Harris  would remove themselves from the ballot. They believe by having one black candidate, it would be easier for an African-American to win on February 26. "
  • W.H. blames Congress for record deportations

    01/31/2013 1:59:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    W.H. blames Congress for record deportations By DONOVAN SLACK | 1/31/13 2:15 PM EST White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Muńoz on Thursday blamed Congress for the record number of deportations carried out by the Obama administration. Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, asked Muńoz during a Google+ Hangout how President Obama feels about deporting 1.5 million illegal immigrants since taking office. "The government’s job is to do what Congress tells it to do," Muńoz replied. "Congress, under the immigration laws that we've got now, Congress requires us to remove people who are removable and gives DHS, frankly, a whole...
  • Bob McDonnell’s “Road for Nobody” near Hampton Roads insults Northern Virginia

    01/31/2013 1:04:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert McCartney
    A few years ago, Alaska’s proposed “Bridge to Nowhere” became a national symbol of wasteful government spending on little-needed projects. Now Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has pushed through his own version of this embarrassment, a $1.4 billion highway outside Hampton Roads that qualifies as a “Road for Nobody.” McDonnell has perplexed people across the state by his insistence on adding a tolled, four-lane highway parallel to U.S. 460. It will stretch for 55 miles from Petersburg, a Richmond suburb, southeast to Suffolk. The deal signed in December to build the road is especially insulting to traffic-jammed Northern Virginia, where...
  • ‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’

    01/31/2013 12:58:32 PM PST · by illiac · 38 replies
    Washington Bree Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Distraught by his poor performance in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, liberals viciously turned on secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel on social media. hagel’s making biden look rhetorically sure-footed — Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) January 31, 2013 this hearing is beginning to remind me of the 1st Obama-Romney debate — Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) January 31, 2013 This Hagel hearing is a disaster. — Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 31, 2013
  • Paul Krugman Answers Paul Ryan on Debt Crisis: We Can Print Money

    01/31/2013 12:54:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Paul Krugman Answers Paul Ryan on Debt Crisis: We Can Print Money January 31, 2013 By Melanie Hunter (CNSNews.com) – Responding to House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's warning that if the federal government continues to run annual $1 trillion deficits we will eventually face a debt crisis, liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said Wednesday that that is not a legitimate worry because the U.S. government can always print money and weaken the buying power of the dollar. Weakening the dollar, Krugman said, would be a good thing. “The United States is a country that has its...
  • Chuck Hagel: Iran’s Government ‘Elected’ and ‘Legitimate’

    01/31/2013 12:48:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Former senator Chuck Hagel defended his vote against designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group, claiming it would have been unprecedented and potentially harmful to give that designation to a representative of a “legitimate” government.The Islamist regime in Iran, Hagel said, was “an elected, legitimate government, whether we agree or not.”The Iranian government is currently gearing up for elections by arresting “anti-revolutionary” journalists, and deciding whether or not to allow pro-reform candidates to participate, many of whom have been living under house arrest for years.The country’s election in 2009 prompted large-scale protests followed by a violent...
  • Some families to be priced out of health overhaul (Obama's hands tied by how law was written)

    01/31/2013 12:42:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    WTOP ^ | 01/31/2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped. As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear. The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress...
  • Geraldo contemplating run for Senate

    01/31/2013 12:17:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Geraldo contemplating run for Senate By Jonathan Easley - 01/31/13 02:02 PM ET Television personality and radio host Geraldo Rivera announced Thursday he’s “truly contemplating” a run for Senate in New Jersey. “I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show. “I mentioned this only briefly to my wife ... but I am and I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker.” 
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), 89, is up for reelection in 2014 but...
  • The Overwhelming Judgment of Science Rejects Obama's Global Warming Claims

    01/31/2013 11:56:23 AM PST · by mjp · 11 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 1-24-13 | James Taylor
    President Barack Obama in his second inauguration address called for new action to “respond to the threat of climate change.” Taking advantage of the bully pulpit and a huge national audience, Obama mustered his best possible arguments in a brief case for why addressing global warming is supposedly necessary. Unfortunately for global warming alarmists, Obama’s case was exceptionally flimsy. Then again, Obama did not have much to work with, as the overall case for global warming alarmism is exceptionally flimsy.
  • Lobbying Muscle and Green Agenda Blinded Boeing to Reality

    01/31/2013 11:52:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 31, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    With the revelation that All Nippon Airways replaced defectivelithium ion batteries 10 times,Japan Air Lines replaced“quite a few,” andUnited Airlines replaced “multiple batteries,” in the months preceding the smoke emergency that grounded their Dreamliners, is there anything that can be said about the technology that can overcome its now-horrible reputation? Boeing has worked on the 787 for 10 years or so, with an ample amount of time to determine what kind of battery technology would be functional with the“super-efficient” jet with “exceptional environmental performance.” Had the Chicago-based manufacturer –and its airline customers – concerned themselves more with achievable plans that...
  • Phoenix shooting suspect may have been found

    01/31/2013 11:49:31 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    WOAI ^ | 01/31/2013 | UPI
    Police in Mesa, Ariz., reported finding a man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound who matches the description of a suspect in a Phoenix shooting. Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said a person matching the description of the suspect, 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon, was found Thursday with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, KTVK-TV, Phoenix, reported. "Mesa Police have informed us they have located the suspect vehicle involved in yesterday's [Wednesday's] incident," Martos said in an email distributed to media outlets Thursday. "In addition, they have located an individual matching the suspect description nearby with what appears to...
  • Christian University in California Names Center after Notorious Abortionist

    01/31/2013 11:45:08 AM PST · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/16/2013 | LifeSiteNews
    Riverside, California, January 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Seventh-day Adventist website ADvindicate has recently drawn attention to the fact that La Sierra University has named a new economics centre after abortionist and gambling magnate Edward C. Allred, who in 1980 claimed to have personally aborted a quarter of a million babies in twelve years. In 2010, La Sierra, a Seventh-day Adventist University in Riverside, California, established the Edward C. Allred Center to promote free market economics among high school students. The centre’s abortionist namesake founded the Family Planning Associates Medical Group in 1969, a chain of abortion clinics that reportedly...
  • Why It’s Morally Wrong to Expand Medicaid: Government should protect property, not redistribute it

    01/31/2013 11:43:12 AM PST · by mjp · 4 replies
    Nevada Business Magazine ^ | JANUARY 1, 2013 | VICTOR JOECKS
    Why is stealing wrong? Is it wrong because it’s illegal? Or is stealing wrong because individuals have a God-given or natural right to their own property? To some people, that’s like asking, “Which came first: the chicken or the egg?” — in other words, they think the answer is unknowable. But there’s an essential difference here: Unlike the chicken-and-egg question, we know that our God-given/natural rights precede government — both logically and historically. As our country’s Declaration of Independence so eloquently states, we are all endowed “with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of...
  • Revealed: How immigrants in America are sending $120 BILLION to their struggling families back home

    01/31/2013 11:38:18 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 25 replies
    Mail Online ^ | January 31, 2013 | Simon Tomlinson
    Migrants working in the United States sent a staggering $120 billion back to their families last year, it was revealed today. The amount of money being sent by migrants across the entire world reached $530 billion last year, making it a larger economy than Iran or Argentina, the data from the World Bank showed.
  • Shooting reported at Atlanta school

    01/31/2013 11:31:06 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 50 replies
    AJC ^ | Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 | 2:20 p.m. | Christian Boone
    One student was shot, according to Channel 2 Action News. A teacher has been injured. One suspect is in custody.
  • France Is Dead Broke, But At Least Its GDP Came In Positive

    01/31/2013 11:28:37 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-31-2013 | Raul I Meijer
    France Is Dead Broke, But At Least Its GDP Came In Positive Economics / FranceJan 31, 2013 - 08:27 AM GMT By: Raul I Meijer US GDP came out today and it was a stinker: -0.1%. Enter a choir of 10,000 pundits who all figured out that all that bad smell was the result of one thing only: cuts in military spending. That's the sort of thing that tells me - or more correctly: confirms - that the optimism bias has become so strong and infectious it's no longer worth even discussing. And that's before I notice - caveat: I...
  • Pakistani Taliban enter fray around strategic NATO routes (tribal infighting)

    01/31/2013 11:27:34 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 30, 2013 | Taha Siddiqui
    Clashes between rival militant groups in the tribal region next to the Afghanistan border has reportedly claimed more than 70 lives since fighting broke out last week. The area lies near the Khyber Pass, a main route for NATO supply trucks to Afghanistan, making it pivotal to the US war effort there and to Pakistan's revenues. Fighting flared after a third militant group – the Pakistani Taliban – moved into an area already being fought over by two other outfits and the Pakistani military. On the run from its traditional strongholds in another part of the tribal belt, the Pakistani...
  • House GOP unafraid of defense cuts

    01/31/2013 11:24:05 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 30 Jan 13 | DAVID ROGERS
    <p>On a hot July night six months ago, 89 House Republicans joined more dovish Democrats to do the unusual for Washington: cut $1.1 billion from the GOP’s proposed budget for defense in 2013.</p> <p>Then came Hurricane Sandy and the New Year’s Day tax bill, and as many as 157 House Republicans voted Jan. 15 to endorse a much bigger cut, taking nearly $10 billion from the Pentagon to help pay for disaster aid. It was a huge swing by any measure and one followed this week by a Monday night Senate vote in which the overwhelming majority of Republicans endorsed their own across-the-board defense cut worth tens of billions of dollars over the next nine years.</p>
  • POLL: Gov. Cuomo Suffers 15 Point Drop in Approval After Passing New Gun Laws

    01/31/2013 11:21:24 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 31, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo experienced a sharp drop in approval after pushing through tough new gun laws, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Cuomo, who last month had an all-time high job approval of 74 percent, saw that number drop to 59 percent. The Quinnipiac poll also shows: Voters in non-gun homes approve of the governor 68%-19%. Voters in households with a gun disapprove 50%-40%. Thirty-four percent of all voters say the gun-control package signed by Gov. Cuomo this month goes "too far" in restricting gun owners' rights while 30 percent say it does not go far...
  • Nine current and former Traffic Court judges indicted

    01/31/2013 11:21:24 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/31/2013 | John P. Martin and Craig R. McCoy,
    Nine current or former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges surrendered today to face corruption charges after a three-year FBI probe into ticket-fixing in the beleaguered court. A 77-count indictment returned Tuesday but sealed until Thursday, said judges and their assistants routinely shredded documents, used code words and practiced "a well-understood conspiracy of silence" that turned the court into two systems: One where the average citizen paid for their infractions, while the connected saw tickets disappear, costing the Commonwealth an untold amount. "For years, even beyond the conspiracy charged, there existed a culture of ticket fixing at Traffic Court," the indictment said....
  • Ariz. Senate Panel Passes Bill Barring Enforcement Of Federal Gun Measures

    01/31/2013 11:13:12 AM PST · by AZ .44 MAG · 31 replies
    WNEW CBS DC ^ | 01-31-2013 | WNEW CBS DC
    The bill co-sponsored by state Sen. Don Shooter, four other senators and several members of the House of Representatives would bar enforcement of new federal laws affecting semi-automatic firearms or high-capacity magazines. It also makes any federal official trying to enforce such laws guilty of a felony and allows the state Attorney General to defend anyone prosecuted for violating federal gun laws if the gun was made in Arizona, among other provisions.
  • FBI Raid Shines Light on Senator’s Hooker Scandal

    01/31/2013 11:10:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 31, 2013
    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s Dominican prostitute scandal has finally caught the attention of the mainstream media because the FBI raided the office of the shady doctor friend that reportedly furnished the hookers, but it’s hardly the first time the New Jersey Democrat is embroiled in illegal behavior. In fact, Judicial Watch has for years reported the newly reelected senator’s many transgressions. As far back as 2007 JW wrote about a federal grand jury investigation into Menendez, a former member of the U.S. House, illegally steering lobbying business to a girlfriend that also served as his chief of staff. The former...
  • Reduced F-35 performance specifications may have significant operational impact

    01/31/2013 11:06:08 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Flightglobal ^ | January 30, 2013 | Dave Majumdar
    The Pentagon's decision to reduce the performance specifications for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will have a significant operational impact, a number of highly experienced fighter pilots consulted by Flightglobal concur. But the careful development of tactics and disciplined employment of the jet may be able to mitigate some of those shortcomings. The US Department of Defense's decision to relax the sustained turn performance of all three variants of the F-35 was revealed earlier this month in the Pentagon's Director of Operational Test and Evaluation 2012 report. Turn performance for the US Air Force's F-35A was reduced from...
  • Report: Transformation in U.S. power supply breeds new challenges

    01/31/2013 11:03:54 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 31, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    A jump in natural gas usage combined with big gains in energy efficiency have helped the United States make strides in cutting emissions over the past five years, according to a report released Thursday. The “Sustainable Energy in America” factbook documents a 6.4 percent slide in total energy use between 2007 and 2012. During the same time frame, the amount of electricity generated both by natural gas and renewable sources climbed, and coal-fired power generation declined, helping to trim carbon dioxide emissions produced when fossil fuels are burned. “Significant changes are occurring in the US energy sector that are boosting...
  • Former RNC Boss: GOP Risks ‘Permanent Minority’

    01/31/2013 11:02:00 AM PST · by old school · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert Costa
    “I don’t think the party dies immediately,” Gilmore says. “It’s not going to just disappear like the Whigs did, since there is so much law that supports the two-party system. But Republicans will be locked into a permanent minority at the national level unless we seriously rethink our approach.”
  • Hagel: Iran Has Legitimate, Elected Government (Barfus Maximus)

    01/31/2013 11:01:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | staff
    Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel stated Iran has an “elected, legitimate government” and pointed out its membership in the United Nations, responding to a question Wednesday by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) about why he would consider negotiations with Iran in light of its terrorist connections: HAGEL: Well, let’s start with a specific question on a vote, regarding designating the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. You recall, because you were there, there were 22 senators who voted against that. The effort against it — the main point made on the floor of the Senate came from Senator Jim Webb....
  • Animal rights group helps cancel SoCal elephant rides

    01/30/2013 9:47:50 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Enterprise Media ^ | January 29, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    Elephant rides are becoming endangered species at SoCal parades, zoos, fairs and festival. Several organizations have yanked elephant rides from street fairs, festivals and zoos in SoCal, thanks to the lobbying efforts of Animal Defenders International.
  • Kaufman County (30 mi. east of Dallas) Judge calls shooting an 'ambush' (prosecutor gunned down)

    01/31/2013 10:41:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    WFAA TV Dallas ^ | January 31, 2013 | Matt Goodman
    A Kaufman County assistant district attorney was shot dead outside the courthouse Thursday, spurring a complete lockdown of the grounds and an active search for the two shooters. Kaufman County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Pat Laney said the suspects ambushed the assistant DA on his way in to court and shot him multiple times in a parking lot at about 8:50 a.m. They then fled the scene. The courthouse was locked down and later closed for the day. County Judge Bruce Wood confirmed the victim's identity, however his family has not been notified. Wood told News 8's Jonathan Betz that the...
  • Sandy Hook Chorus to Sing at Super Bowl

    01/31/2013 10:40:05 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 129 replies
    NBCConnecticut.com ^ | 1-31-13 | Staff
    The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School will sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. The chorus features 26 children from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a Dec. 14 shooting rampage.
  • HHS says it ditched ‘exchanges’ because word doesn’t translate into Spanish

    01/31/2013 10:38:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/13 | Elise Viebeck
    The Obama administration has stopped using the term “exchanges” to describe part of the healthcare law because the word doesn’t translate into Spanish, an official said Thursday. Anton Gunn, director of External Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the rebranding of the insurance exchanges as "marketplaces" was geared toward Spanish speakers who will use the system. "We´re going to use the word ´marketplace´ because it actually makes sense to people," Gunn said at a conference in Washington, D.C. " ´Exchange´ doesn´t translate to anything in Spanish, but ´marketplace´ does."
  • DHS revamping immigrant welcome materials, set to include Obamacare

    01/31/2013 10:33:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/13 | Caroline May
    The welcome materials the federal government directs new immigrants to read — which detail, among other facets of American life, how and where to get government benefits — are in the process of getting a bit of a makeover to increase accessibility for newcomers. The WelcometoUSA.gov website, which bills itself as “the U.S. Government’s official web portal for new immigrants,” maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will soon feature information about President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation, USCIS spokesman Chris Bentley told The Daily Caller.
  • (Suburban Chicago) High School to Fire Blanks During Shooting Drill

    01/31/2013 10:24:47 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/30/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    A Chicago-area high school has an unconventional safety drill slated for today: During its "code red drill," Cary-Grove High School is going so far as to have someone in the hallway shoot blanks from a starter pistol. The point? "To provide our teachers and students some familiarity with the sound of gunfire," said the principal in a letter. Teachers will keep students inside, with doors locked and curtains drawn, as police sweep the school. Students are aware of the drill, and there will be a PA announcement beforehand, the Northwest Herald reports. "The purpose is to take the Code Red...
  • ‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’: Liberals take to Twitter to slam Hagel

    01/31/2013 10:13:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Wash Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Distraught by his poor performance in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, liberals viciously turned on Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel on social media.
  • Obamacare Glitch: Some Families to be Priced out of Health Coverage

    01/31/2013 9:52:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    newsmax ^ | january 30, 2013
    Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped. As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear. The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law....
  • Israeli Jets Blast Arms Shipment Inside Syria

    01/31/2013 9:51:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    WSJ --- MIDDLE EAST NEWS ^ | January 30, 2013 | By FARNAZ FASSIHI, JULIAN E. BARNES and SAM DAGHER
    Latest News Syria, Allies Condem Israel Strike Israel bombed a suspected shipment of antiaircraft missiles in Syria on Wednesday, according to regional and U.S. officials, in its most ambitious strike inside its neighbor's territory in nearly two chaotic years of civil war there.The early-morning strike in a border area west of Damascus targeted a convoy of trucks carrying Russian-made SA-17 missiles to Hezbollah, the anti-Israel Shiite militant and political group in Lebanon, according to a Western official briefed on the raid. Israel launched an airstrike against a convoy of trucks moving near the Lebanon-Syria border Tuesday, a senior U.S. official...
  • Call the BSA Board of Directors & tell them to uphold Scouting values!

    01/31/2013 9:34:32 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 36 replies
    http://www.frc.org ^ | 1-31-2013 | www.frc.org
    The phones are ringing off the wall. If you've tried to get through to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), you know it's been tough. If you've wanted to express your concern about the BSA abandoning their longstanding policy of safeguarding Scouts by restricting openly homosexual Scout leaders from holding leadership positions, you may have been greeted by an endlessly ringing phone. This may be one instance in which the Boy Scouts were not prepared. The BSA national leadership were not prepared for the thousands of Americans who were shocked to hear that an organization that could always be counted...
  • UN: Israel Must Withdraw From Judea, Samaria

    01/31/2013 9:12:18 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 1-31-13 | Staff
    The United Nations says Israel must withdraw all of its citizens from the regions of Judea and Samaria. The recommendation came in a report issued Thursday by the U.N. Human Rights Council, which has a history of passing numerous biased resolutions condemning Israel for various alleged "crimes" each year. "Israel must, in compliance with Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions," the report said in part. "It must immediately initiate a process of withdrawal of all settlers from the occupied Palestinian territories." Israel"s Foreign Ministry responded in a fiery statement immediately to the report,...
  • Henninger: Obama's Thunderdome Strategy

    01/31/2013 9:02:20 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2013 | Daniel Henninger
    Few are the men and women in American public life who haven't heard Mr. Dooley's famous aphorism: "Politics ain't beanbag." John Boehner, currently serving out his community service as speaker of the House, appears to have been meditating on Mr. Dooley's cautionary wisdom. At the Ripon Society last week he said the Obama administration was trying "to annihilate the Republican Party."
  • Mom protects her son from three intruders

    01/31/2013 8:58:34 AM PST · by Varmint Al · 19 replies
    Michael Berry Site ^ | 1/30/2013 | Michael Berry
    Mom protects her son from three intruders who broke into her house and had a gun and duck tape. The audio clip is on Michael Berry's podcasts. She shoots one of the intruders and another one takes her gun and runs. She tells what happened in her own words. It starts 20 minutes into the first MP3 audio. Click Here. Michael Holds her over for the break and she continues Click Here. This mom tells the whole encounter in her own words. This is the best 2nd Amendment rights story I have heard.Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
  • Russia Concerned by Reports of Israeli Air Strike on Syria

    01/31/2013 8:55:49 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    http://en.rian.ru ^ | January 31, 2013 | RIA Novosti
    MOSCOW, January 31 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow is “deeply concerned” over reports of Israeli air strikes on Syrian territory on Wednesday and is seeking confirmation of what could be a serious violation of the UN charter, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Moscow said it is looking into reports that Israeli fighter jets carried out an air strike on a military research center near Damascus on Wednesday. If the reports of “unprovoked strikes” hitting a sovereign country’s territory are confirmed, this would constitute a violation of fundamental United Nations principles, the Foreign Ministry said. Such attacks are ”unacceptable, no matter...
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    01/31/2013 8:49:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
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  • KinderGarden Of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks

    01/31/2013 8:48:17 AM PST · by NCjim · 23 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jamie Glazov
    Prior to 9-11, I was your typical New York City-born, Liberal Jew. My Liberalism wasn’t a thoughtful embrace of Left-wing ideology – in fact, very, very few people thoughtfully embrace this ideology. It was more like what Andrew Breitbart called “The default factory setting” for people born into the time, place and culture into which I was born. Back then I knew what all Modern Liberals know: Democrats are good and Republicans are evil; Democrats like peace and Republicans like war; Democrats like air and Republicans don’t breathe the air or something. I don’t know. This is why David Mamet...
  • Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987

    01/31/2013 8:42:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/31/13 | CHUCK BENNETT
    Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her. “For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie,” said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones, who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The Post. “To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability,’’ added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than...
  • Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez ‘likes the youngest and newest girls’

    01/31/2013 8:34:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/13 | David Martosko and Charles C. Johnson
    In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor. “That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2002, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker. “In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like...
  • Democrat senator denies prostitution allegations (Menendez)

    01/31/2013 8:21:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    GOP USA ^ | January 31, 2013 | Staff
    The office of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., issued a statement Wednesday denying allegations a Florida doctor who is a friend lined up prostitutes for him. The FBI Tuesday raided the office Dr. Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor practicing in West Palm Beach, Fla., who is the target of an Internal Revenue Service lien for more than $11 million, The Miami Herald reported. The newspaper said federal investigators were believed to be looking into Melgen's finances as well as the allegations about prostitutes. "Dr. Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Senator Menendez for many years," the statement...
  • U.S. Bishops: Redefining Marriage Creates ‘Engine of Conflict’

    01/31/2013 8:14:45 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Tom McFeely
    WASHINGTON — In recent legal briefs filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops warned that a redefinition of marriage would create an “engine of conflict” that threatens freedom of religion, speech and other liberties. “Marriage, understood as the union of one man and one woman, is not a historical relic, but a vital and foundational institution of civil society today,” said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a Jan. 29 amicus brief supporting the California ballot initiative, Proposition 8. “The government interests in continuing to encourage and support it are not merely legitimate, but compelling,” the brief explained....
  • Man at center of Te'o hoax says he was in love

    01/31/2013 8:01:00 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2012 9:59 AM (ET) | By PAT EATON-ROBB
    A California man said he created the hoax involving former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and a fake girlfriend because he was in love with the football player. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw for the "Dr. Phil Show," the first part of which aired Thursday.