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  • How the President Can Aid Immigration Reform (by Tokyo Rove, Amnesty Pimp...)

    02/07/2013 6:46:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/7/13 | Karl Rove
    There was rare good news from Washington last week, as eight senators—four from each party—announced a "Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform." The so-called Gang of Eight proposed a "tough but fair path" to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that would commence only after the federal government secured the borders and put in place systems to prevent foreigners from overstaying their visas and to help employers verify that any new hires are legal.
  • Marco Rubio to deliver GOP’s State of the Union response, of course

    02/07/2013 6:45:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2013 | AllahPundit
    Who else could it have been? Jindal and Paul Ryan have already done it, Rand Paul’s probably still too close to the rEVOLution for Republican leaders to be comfortable with him in a spot like this, and Chris Christie would just end up talking about how terrific Obama’s speech was. Half the reason party leaders are pushing amnesty, I’m convinced, is because Rubio’s that good in front of a mic and this issue gives him access to lots and lots of microphones. If, as McCain bluntly concedes, immigration reform is all about earning goodwill from Latino voters, then of course...
  • Iran rejects U.S. offer for direct talks, says won't be frightened by 'gun threats'

    02/07/2013 6:44:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Iran's supreme leader Thursday strongly rejected proposals for direct talks with the United States, effectively quashing suggestions for a breakthrough one-on-one dialogue on the nuclear standoff and potentially other issues. The statement posted on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's website echoes previous remarks opposing bilateral talks with Washington in parallel with stop-and-start nuclear negotiations with world powers, including the U.S.,which are scheduled to resume later this month. But the latest comments marked Khamenei's first reaction since the idea of direct talks received a high-profile boost earlier this week from U.S.­ Vice President Joe Biden during a security summit in Munich attended by...
  • Jobless claims fall, trend reading at near five-year low

    02/07/2013 6:42:34 AM PST · by traumer · 51 replies
    Finance Search Thu, Feb 7, 2013, 9:19 AM EST - U.S. Markets open in 11 mins. Advertisement Advertisement Stock Watch Greenlight's Einhorn Sues Apple Over Cash Plans (See Story) Jobless claims fall, trend reading at near five-year low ReutersReuters – 41 minutes ago Email 1 Print Related Content A job seeker (R) meets with a prospective employer at a career fair in New York City, October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike SegarView Photo A job seeker (R) meets with a prospective employer at a career fair in New York City, October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans...
  • Incoherent Immigration Reform (Huge Majority of Latinos Prefer Higher Taxes and Bigger Government)

    02/07/2013 6:37:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/07/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Nothing about illegal immigration quite adds up. Conservative corporate employers still support the idea of imported, cheap, non-union labor — in a strange alliance with liberal activists who want the larger blocs of Latino voters that eventually follow massive influxes from Latin America. Yet how conservative are businesses that in the past flouted federal law — and how liberal are activists who undermined the bargaining power of American minimum-wage, entry-level workers, many of them minorities? The remedies for illegal immigration under discussion are just as incoherent. If the government now plans to offer some foreign nationals a pathway to citizenship,...
  • Broun launches Senate campaign, vows cuts

    02/07/2013 6:34:36 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | JAMES HOHMANN
    Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun built his Wednesday Senate campaign rollout around a promise to cut spending. “When I was sworn into the Marine Corps, and then again into the House of Representatives, I swore to defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Out-of-control spending has become our nation’s enemy,” he said in a statement released after a rally in Atlanta. “I’ll be the only candidate in this race whose first priority is to stop the runaway spending in Washington D.C.” Broun, the first candidate to get in, said he’s “sponsored more legislation to reduce spending than...
  • Gay Controversies Tempered as National Prayer Breakfast Returns [BO pretends to respect religion]

    02/07/2013 6:33:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Time ^ | 2/6/13 | Elizabeth Dias
    Religious and community leaders will gather Thursday in Washington for the 61st annual National Prayer Breakfast, where President Obama will offer his first major remarks to America’s faith community since he announced his support for gay marriage last May. Obama usually shies away from policy at the breakfast — in his first four, he only briefly mentioned health care, immigration and the fiscal crisis. His only mention of sexuality was a quick aside in 2010. But many of the 3,000-plus guests will be wondering if his new position finds its way into his remarks. The National Prayer Breakfast’s organizer, the...
  • Dick Yuengling rips Philadelphia over $6 million lawsuit

    02/07/2013 6:22:27 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    Dick Yuengling said he was "probably the happiest guy in the beer business" - until Tuesday. --snip-- The suit claims that Yuengling refused to let the city's Revenue Department audit its books, so the department made an assessment based on a Philly beer distributor's accounts-payable list. The suit has no details of what activities Yuengling conducted in Philadelphia that the city found to be taxable. City officials declined to elaborate. Green said that filing suit may have been the only way to access Yuengling's records. "This lawsuit will allow the Department of Revenue to do the discovery that Yuengling rejected,"...
  • U.S. productivity sinks 2% in fourth quarter

    02/07/2013 6:14:58 AM PST · by John W · 4 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | February 7, 2013 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — U.S. businesses did not produce goods and services as efficiently at the tail end of 2012, the Labor Department said Thursday. Workers put in more time but companies barely increased their output. Productivity fell at a 2.0% annual rate in the October-to-December period, according to the agency’s preliminary assessment. The decline — the sharpest in almost two years — partly reverses a revised 3.2% gain in the third quarter. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected productivity to fall 1.5%, largely because growth in the fourth quarter contracted and hours spent on the job increased.
  • Japan accuses Russia of intrusion, scrambles jets

    02/07/2013 6:10:41 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2013
    Japan says it scrambled its jets last night after two Russian fighter jets briefly entered its airspace near disputed territories and the northern island of Hokkaido. Russia, which is currently holding military exercises around the disputed Kurile islands - or Northern Territories - denied any such intrusion took place. The incident happened on what Japan's "Northern Territories Day", when rallies are traditionally held calling for the return of the disputed islands. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe had told a rally he was determined to press ahead with negotiations with Russia for the return of the islands.
  • BOC removes ‘firearms’ from ordinance list

    02/07/2013 6:05:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    douglascountysentinel.com ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Winston Jones
    An amendment to remove a reference to firearms from Carroll County’s disaster and emergency ordinance was passed by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday without discussion. The decision to change the ordinance was made to avoid conflicting with Second Amendment issues raised by a Georgia gun rights organization. The action eliminates the word “firearms” from a list of items whose sales could be suspended in case of a local disaster declared by the county commission chairman. The wording was questioned in a Jan. 18 letter, hand-delivered to commission Chairman Marty Smith, by James Camp of Temple, representing GeorgiaCarry.org. Read more: Douglas...
  • DOUG KASS: 'I'm Getting The Summer Of 1987 Feeling' In The Market Right Now

    02/07/2013 6:00:38 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-7-2013 | Matthew Boesler
    DOUG KASS: 'I'm Getting The Summer Of 1987 Feeling' In The Market Right Now Matthew BoeslerFebruary 6, 2013, 6:06 PMSeabreeze Partners portfolio manager Doug Kass has been sounding the alarm bells on the stock market for a while. In his 2013 outlook published on January 9, Kass warned that the market would make its high for 2013 in the first two weeks of January. That, of course, didn't happen, as stocks have continued to grind higher. Now, more and more people are talking about a sell-off than at any point during this rally that started in November, due to increasing...
  • Poll Shows Mitch McConnell Struggling for Support (Will Tokyo Rove's PAC target Mitch?)

    02/07/2013 5:54:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    WFPL ^ | 1/28/13 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY
    A new poll shows Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is struggling to retain support among voters. The Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll shows that twice as many voters are against McConnell as there are supporting him. It also finds that only one-third of Republicans support him in the 2014 election.
  • Scarborough Gloats Over Fox News 'Trust' Ratings, Ignores MSNBC's Miserable Ones

    02/07/2013 5:47:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" Time for Joe Scarborough to brush up on the Sermon on the Mount? On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough gloated at length over survey results indicating that the public's trust in Fox News has declined and that PBS is the only network that more people trust than distrust. But he conveniently failed to mention that Fox News remains the network that more people trust than any other . . . and that his own MSNBC trails way—way!—behind Fox...
  • Karl Rove the 'poster child for crony consultants'

    02/07/2013 5:37:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/5/13 | JOE NEWBY
    A civil war seems to be brewing within the GOP as Karl Rove has decided to take on the Tea Party with the "Conservative Victory Project," a group designed to take out conservative Tea Party candidates who challenge those supported by the more moderate GOP establishment. In response, Judson Phillips, head of the Tea Party Nation, posted an open letter on Monday in which he calls Rove the "poster child for crony consultants." In his letter to GOP donors, Phillips said they are about to become a political football for the next two years. He added that Rove's project "has...
  • Mark Levin: Obama Defies Federal Courts and Federal Law

    02/07/2013 5:34:49 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2/6/2013 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin says that Obama has now created a constitutional crisis: We have a rogue board call the National Labor Relations Board. … Three people are sitting there unconstitutionally issuing opinions involving business and labor unions. The court ruled that they don’t have any power because Obama didn’t have the power to rule the Senate in recess and to make those appointments. Obama doesn’t have the power to change the welfare statute to eliminate work. Obama doesn’t have all kinds of power that he’s exercising. Neither does his bureaucracy over there at the EPA and so forth.
  • Will Rep. Paul Broun be Karl Rove's first 'unelectable' target? (Tokyo Rove alert)

    02/07/2013 5:29:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 2/7/13 | Liz Marlantes
    Karl Rove may be trying to quell conservative concerns that his new political group is really an effort to crush the tea party. But actions will speak louder than words – and already, Mr. Rove's group may have a test case on its hands. Rove's Conservative Victory Project has a stated goal of making sure only electable candidates emerge victorious from GOP primaries. But he told Fox News Tuesday: "This is not tea party versus the establishment." So what is it? The campaign of Rep. Paul Broun (R) of Georgia, who on Wednesday filed paperwork to run for the seat...
  • The Assasin in Chief: Now the President operates as if he can kill anybody

    02/07/2013 5:26:51 AM PST · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/7/13 | Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson
    Exercising a power that no prior president ever thought he possessed -- a power that no prior president is known to have exercised
  • Even In Blue Minnesota, Gun Control Seems A Tough Sell

    02/07/2013 5:23:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    kvnf.org ^ | 6 February, 2013 | David Welna
    Minnesota has a Democratic governor, two Democratic senators, and Democrats control both houses of its Legislature. So it may have come as no surprise when President Obama went there earlier this week to rally support for his proposals to reduce gun violence. But even in the politically blue state, there's considerable resistance to placing further restrictions on gun ownership. During his visit to a Minneapolis police facility Monday, Obama urged Minnesotans to find common ground in curbing gun violence. "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," he said. "That's my main message here...
  • MILLER: Obama’s traveling gun show

    02/07/2013 4:44:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Emily Miller
    President Obama hit the road Monday on a nationwide gun-grabbing tour. His show doesn’t have many fans inside the Beltway, since being seen favoring gun control can be the kiss of death for senators with rural constituencies. So Mr. Obama is trying to shore up fence-sitting members by bringing his community organizing skills to their districts. His first stop was Minnesota. “I need everybody who’s listening to keep the pressure on your member of Congress to do the right thing,” said Mr. Obama, surrounded by uniformed officers at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center. “Ask them if they support...
  • WA:KIRO investigation may show Seattle buyback was all Hollywood

    02/07/2013 4:34:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Dave Workman
    Seattle’s KIRO news is advertising a report to air Thursday during the 5 p.m. broadcast that seems to suggest the recent gun buyback may have been all flash and no substance; in the vernacular it was “all Hollywood.” The promotional for this report features Alex Tabbarok, identified as a “gun buyback expert,” observing that “People who want guns for crime, they’re not going to give up their tools.” It is essentially the same argument posed by this column during the recent Seattle channel broadcast of Jan. 25 with former Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman. The report, by veteran KIRO reporter Amy...
  • Profound Weight of Layoffs Is Seen in Work Trends Survey

    02/07/2013 4:33:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 7, 2013 | CATHERINE RAMPELL
    Layoffs have touched nearly every American household in some fashion over the last few years, according to new survey data to be released Thursday by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. While about 8 percent of Americans are unemployed, nearly a quarter of Americans say they were laid off at some point during the recession or afterward, according to the survey. More broadly, nearly eight in 10 say they know someone in their circle of family and friends who has lost a job. “This to me is why the recession was so all-consuming and is...
  • Tactical Firearms claims they were misrepresented on Piers Morgan Tonight

    02/07/2013 4:27:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    newsfixnow.com ^ | 5 February, 2013 | NA
    KATY, TX – The gun control debate may be a bit out of control in Katy. CNN’s Piers Morgan chose Tactical Firearms, a Katy gun shop and shooting range as the backdrop for Monday’s episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight”. Included in the Monday’s debate were Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, State Senator Dan Patrick and Ted Nugent. Tactical Firearms owner, Jeremy Alcede claims Morgan told him he wanted to use the time at the gun shop as a learning exercise. Alcede said, “He said, well, I’d like to learn more about guns. People criticize me, saying, how can I be...
  • Pending Jesse Jackson Jr. plea deal includes ‘significant jail time,’ source says

    02/07/2013 4:24:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 6, 2013 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed has learned a plea deal is now on the table between former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and federal authorities probing allegations of campaign fund misuse. Sneed is told the plea deal includes Jackson serving time in federal prison. “Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal,” said a top Sneed source close to the probe. “But I think [Jackson’s wife] Sandi, feels like she was thrown under the bus by her husband, ” now that a separate probe has begun on her, a second source added. Sandi Jackson claims she was stunned by campaign finance abuse...
  • Bruce Willis: Don't infringe on Second Amendment

    02/07/2013 4:19:06 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 14 replies
    WTOP Entertainment website ^ | Wednesday - 2/6/2013, 12:34pm ET | RYAN PEARSON
    Bruce Willis says he's against new gun control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights. The "Die Hard" star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence. "I think that you can't start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it's all going to become undone," Willis told The Associated Press in a recent interview while promoting his latest film, "A Good Day To Die Hard." ''If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?"
  • NAACP Threatens to Sue LifeNews, Black Pro-Life Leader

    02/07/2013 4:11:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | february 6, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The NAACP has threatened to sue LifeNews.com and black pro-life leader Ryan Bomberger, a LifeNews blogger, for a recent column that took the civil rights organization to task over its abortion position. The NAACP is upset about a column Bomberger wrote at LifeNews titled, “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,” which notes the organization’s 44th Annual Image Awards. “The NAACP would rather sleep with Planned Parenthood, the urban staple and instigator of sexual irresponsibility, regardless of what people say. The affair has been going on for decades. The NAACP, despite denials, has publicly supported Planned Parenthood numerous...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 7, 2013

    02/07/2013 2:59:42 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    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
  • Why was fraud Alex Haley quoted at inauguration? Similarities between famed author, Barack Obama

    02/07/2013 1:13:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 41 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2-7-2013 | Jack Cashill
    At the inauguration just past, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee shoehorned a quote by Alex Haley into his introduction of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. “The late Alex Haley, the author of ‘Roots,’ lived his life by these six words: ‘Find the good and praise it,’” said Alexander. “Today we praise the American tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power as we inaugurate the president of the United States.” Ads by Google No More 2-Day Workweeks Congress should work 5 days a week, not 2. Agree? Sign the petition. NoLabels.org Join with Billy Graham, Declare: "I still have hope...
  • The Republicnas' Primary Problem

    02/07/2013 12:31:40 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 6 Feb 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything. But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances. In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce. In my analysis of...
  • Mediterranean diet good for diabetes, study shows

    02/06/2013 11:49:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Kathryn Doyle
    Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence from the last 10 years. Benefits were also seen with diets low in carbohydrates, high in protein or low in simple sugars. "If you look at different types of diets, these four can improve various aspects of diabetes control," lead author Dr. Olubukola Ajala, a diabetes specialist at Western Sussex Hospitals in the UK, told Reuters Health. More than 24 million Americans have type 2 diabetes. People with...
  • US to cut carrier fleet in Persian Gulf to 1

    02/06/2013 10:39:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2013 6:36 PM EST | Lolita C. Baldor
    The Pentagon is cutting its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf region from two carriers to one, the Defense Department said Wednesday, in a move that represents one of the most significant effects of budget cuts on the U.S. military presence overseas. The decision comes as Washington struggles to find a way to avoid sharp automatic spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and domestic programs next month. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has approved keeping just one carrier in the Persian Gulf region. The U.S. has maintained two aircraft carrier groups in the Gulf for most of the last...
  • Magnitude 8.0 - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS (Incredible quake activity above Australia)

    02/06/2013 9:57:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 58 replies
    USGS ^ | 2013 February 06 01:12:27 UTC
    Depth 28.7 km (17.8 miles)>81 km (50 miles) W of Lata, Solomon Islands
  • Budget cuts would reduce flying hours, F-35 orders: Air Force

    02/06/2013 9:47:23 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 6, 2013 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    Budget cuts would reduce flying hours, F-35 orders: Air Force (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force will have to curtail its orders for Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet, restructure a $52 billion tanker contract with Boeing Co and reduce its flying hours by 18 percent if lawmakers do not avert impending across-the-board spending cuts, the service told Congress on Wednesday. The Air Force, in a draft presentation to Congress, said it faced shortfalls of $1.8 billion in war funding and $12.4 billion overall if Congress does not forestall the cuts, known as sequestration, which are due to take effect...
  • Israel’s Stunner emerges on India’s radar

    02/06/2013 9:43:53 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Telegraph, India ^ | 02/07/2013 | SUJAN DUTTA
    Israel’s Stunner emerges on India’s radar SUJAN DUTTA Bangalore, Feb. 6: Behind Israel’s Iron Dome for India is a Stunner in the works. Israel, India’s furtive defence supplier that both countries keep shrouded behind layers of confidentiality, has outed itself in the Aero India 9th edition here. A truck-mounted launcher from its Iron Dome missile system greets visitors at the entrance to the biannual event in the IAF’s Yelahanka airbase that showcases the air combat inventory that India has on its wish list. The Iron Dome, successfully demonstrated in last year’s short sharp war between Israel and militants in the...
  • Gun Violence: What Can Be Done to Save Lives

    02/06/2013 9:37:11 PM PST · by honestabe010 · 22 replies
    Times Square Gossip ^ | Brian Woodward
    "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed."- Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787 These are eloquent words spoken by as educated of a man as there was at the time. Noah Webster is an American icon, an editor of the Federalist Papers, an eminent author, and an opponent of slavery. He also lived in a different era where different...
  • Massive Manhunt For Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner (Double Homicide – Irvine, CA)

    02/06/2013 9:12:09 PM PST · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: PHOTO: Massive Manhunt For Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner – Wanted In Double Homicide – Armed/Dangerous Irvine Police looking for double murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner, 34 yrs old, a former LAPD officer and Naval officer. He may be driving a blue Nissan Titan pickup 7×03191. He was fired from LAPD by a board of rights several years ago. Dorner was represented by the father of murder victim during his board of rights hearing prior to being fired. He has left a lengthy manifesto, is considered armed and dangerous. He knows how to avoid law enforcement and has...
  • Good news from Chris Rock: Obama is sort of our dad and our boss

    02/06/2013 9:00:57 PM PST · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    Via the Examiner, the only thing that makes this slightly less creepy than Demi Moore’s famous pledge of allegiance to The One is the fact that Rock can always plead “it’s a joke” later on. Is it, though? If you wanted a concise explanation of why liberals are suddenly A-OK with kill lists and drone strikes, you could do worse than this. Exit question: Is the president still our dad and our boss when he’s a Republican?
  • Ron Paul clarifies comments on death of Navy SEAL sniper

    02/06/2013 8:55:10 PM PST · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    After a public backlash, former presidential candidate Ron Paul used his Facebook page to clarify controversial comments he made Monday about the Navy SEAL who was killed at a Texas gun range over the weekend. Paul wrote: “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Paul backtracked some and offered a clarification on his Facebook page. He wrote: "As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend's violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad event. My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Kyle’s family. Unconstitutional and...
  • Exclusive--Senate Letter: No Vote Until Hagel Hands Over Info on Foreign Cash

    02/06/2013 8:13:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/13 | Ben Shapiro
    The nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to Secretary of Defense has been held up due to Hagel’s failure to turn over required documents to the Senate Armed Services Committee, even after a letter prompting him for those documents. Those documents concern Hagel’s stream of income from foreign sources; obviously, being in a sensitive position such as Secretary of Defense, Hagel must be cleared by the committee of any possible financial entanglements with suspicious foreign sources. On Wednesday, 25 Senators sent Hagel a letter with the following text, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News: Dear Senator Hagel, On January 29,...
  • Colombia reaches sustained production of over a million barrels of oil per day

    02/06/2013 7:59:07 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    MercoPress ^ | February 5th, 2013
    Colombia announced that it produced an average of 1.01 million barrels of oil per day in January, marking the first time that average crude output for a month surpassed the one million-barrel mark that the government had set as a target for the country's oil industry. Last month's figure was more than 7% higher than the 944,000 barrels a day produced in January 2012, the Mines and Energy Ministry said in a statement. For all of 2012, average oil output stood at 940,000 barrels of oil per day, which represents a 3.16% increase from 2011. Colombia has seen its oil...
  • Va. House speaker derails GOP redistricting plan

    02/06/2013 7:53:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2013 10:29 PM EST | Bob Lewis
    The Republican speaker of the Virginia House has ruled against a GOP-backed redistricting plan that was muscled through a divided Virginia Senate while a veteran black Democratic lawmaker was attending President Barack Obama’s inauguration. … The move set off a firestorm among Senate Democrats, who’d threatened to deny the Senate’s 20 Republicans the necessary 21st vote to advance key initiatives. …
  • Government fought bail release claiming gun dealers a ‘danger to community’(Reese, NM)

    02/06/2013 7:51:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 February, 2013 | David Codrea
    Government prosecutors argued against granting bond to Deming, N.M., gun dealer Rick Reese and his son Ryin, painting them as dangerous risks for release, court documents received this evening by Gun Rights Examiner reveal. United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales, nominated by President Obama last November to serve on the U.S. District Court in the District of New Mexico, filed a supplement to the defendant’s motion for release in that court last Tuesday, citing an affidavit he claimed contained “statements relevant to the motion. “[T]hey highlight the Defendants release still pose a danger to the community,” Gonzales wrote in the...
  • Impunity feeds Egypt’s sexual assaults, group says

    02/06/2013 7:47:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2013 3:45 PM EST
    Mob-led sexual assaults targeting Egypt’s female protesters could increase if perpetrators are not punished, an international rights group warned on Wednesday. Amnesty International said statements from victims show that the assaults follow a “clear pattern,” where mobs of men encircle the victims, assault them with weapons and hands and then try to undress them. Amnesty’s warning followed a statement from the U.N. human rights office, which last week said that about 25 women were reportedly sexually assaulted—in some cases with extraordinary violence—in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during recent demonstrations against Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. … One particular attack on a...
  • House votes 253-167 to require balanced budget date from President Obama

    02/06/2013 7:47:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/6/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Republican-led House passed legislation Wednesday that would force President Obama to estimate when the federal budget will balance again — and outline the steps he proposes to eliminate the budget deficit. The Require a PLAN Act is part of a new Republican attempt to force Obama and the Democratic Senate to engage in efforts to cut the deficit. Republicans have roundly criticized Obama for submitting late budgets that don´t balance, and the Senate for failing to produce any budget plan at all in nearly four years. As expected, the
  • Texas Senator Ted Cruz Needs Letters Supporting the Second Amendment

    02/06/2013 7:41:00 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 47 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    Houston, Tx --(Ammoland.com)- U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, & Human Rights : The Senate committee listed above will take up the subject of “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our Communities While Respecting the Second Amendment” next Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Senator Cruz is the Ranking Member of this subcommittee. Senator Cruz is asking for your help. Please be willing to submit your thoughts on a relevant topic for Sen.Cruz and the committee to consider in the form of a formal letter to the committee which makes either a pro 2nd Amendment...
  • Supermarkets cry foul as FDA proposes new food labeling rule under ObamaCare

    02/06/2013 7:37:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/6/13 | Shannon Bream
    If the Food and Drug Administration gets its way, your trip to the grocery store could get a tad pricier. Supermarket owners argue a pending federal food-labeling rule that stems from the new health care law would overburden thousands of grocers and convenience store owners -- to the tune of $1 billion in the first year alone. (Snip) The rule stems from an ObamaCare mandate that restaurants provide nutrition information on menus. Most in the restaurant industry were supportive of the idea, but when the FDA decided to extend the provision to also affect thousands of supermarkets
  • Zimmerman Brother: George Supported Obama, Wanted to End 'Club of White Men'

    02/06/2013 7:33:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Media coverage of the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin has been skewed for months by wild charges of racism against George. NBC News infamously edited tape of Zimmerman to make it appear that he thought Martin was suspicious thanks to his race; CNN reported that Zimmerman had used a racial slur during his 911 call. That thematic stretched all the way to the White House, with President Obama suggesting that Zimmerman was acting out of racism, since as Obama put it, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” The truth is far different. Not only was Zimmerman...
  • Air pollution delivers smaller babies

    02/06/2013 7:23:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Nature News ^ | 06 February 2013 | Hannah Hoag
    Study of 3 million infants suggests connection between inhaled particles and birth weight. Pregnant women who have been exposed to higher levels of some types of air pollution are slightly more likely to give birth to underweight babies, a large international study has found. The results are published online today in Environmental Health Perspectives1. Low birth weight — defined as a newborn baby weighing less than 2.5 kilogrammes — increases the risk of infant mortality and childhood diseases, and has been associated with developmental and health problems later in life, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Previous studies have looked at...
  • Abbas Meets Ahmadinejad in Cairo "Israel's peace partner" meets the man that

    02/06/2013 7:15:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 2/6/13 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who is always touted by the West as a peace partner for Israel, met on Wednesday with the man that has constantly called for Israel’s destruction. Abbas met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the Islamic summit held in Cairo, the PA-based WAFA news agency reported. According to the report, the two discussed the political process, the Palestinian Authority’s financial crisis and the reconciliation efforts between Abbas’s Fatah movement and rival Hamas. The meeting was attended by PLO Executive Committee Member Saeb Erekat, the PA’s Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad Al-Malki and Abbas’s...
  • The Greek food brawl: Hundreds fight each other for free vegetables on the streets of Athens

    02/06/2013 7:11:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/6/13 | Sara Malm
    Hundreds of people were fighting eachother on the streets of Athens during a food giveaway, prompting an outcry over the growing desperation created by economic crisis. Farmers protesting against government cuts gave away 50 tonnes of free vegetables and fruit in the Greek capital earlier today, causing chaos in the streets as impoverished and hungry people elbowed their way to the stalls. Startling images of Greeks struggling to seize bags of tomatoes and leeks thrown from a truck outside the Agriculture Ministry have sparked further debate about poverty in the debt-ridden nation. ‘These images make me angry.