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  • Father charged in fatal shooting after Texas wreck (shot man who ran over his sons)

    02/12/2013 10:04:43 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 73 replies
    Charter ^ | nday, February 11, 2013 7:40 PM EST | JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press
    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting at a crash scene of a suspected drunken driver who authorities say plowed into his sons as they helped push their family's broken-down pickup truck along a dark, narrow, rural road. David Barajas, 31, and his sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb, were about 50 yards from their Houston-area home when a car crashed into them. David Jr. died at the scene, while Caleb died later at a hospital. Neighbors said they heard gunshots minutes after the Dec. 7 crash near Alvin, about 30...
  • Mother and Baby Killed By Notorious Maryland Abortionist

    02/12/2013 9:54:55 AM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    Christian News ^ | Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | Heather Clark
    Germantown, Maryland – A young mother and her baby both died last week at the hands of a notorious abortionist who has licenses in several states across the country. Reports state that 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli of New Rochelle, New York died on Thursday following complications from a botched abortion. Morbelli was 33 weeks pregnant with a baby girl that had been named Madison Leigh. According to sidewalk counselors outside of abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s Germantown Reproductive Health Center in Maryland, Morbelli had traveled to the abortion facility the previous weekend for a late-term abortion. It is believed that the woman...
  • Democratic House chairwoman Wasserman Schultz caught in deception with reporters

    02/12/2013 9:47:25 AM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | february 10, 2012 | susan ferrechio
    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz attempted a bit of deception Monday in an effort to criticize GOP rising star Marco Rubio ahead of his State of the Union rebuttal Tuesday night. But on this occasion, the press wasn't falling for it. In a conference call Monday, Wasserman Schultz enlisted the help of Annette Capella, described by party officials as a "Medicare recipient from Florida," to warn of the "extreme budget priorities," they believe Rubio is likely to outline in his televised response to President Obama's address. -snip The truth was uncovered when the call was opened up to...
  • 65.4 Million Guns Bought Since Obama Took Office, 91% More Than Bush's First-Term Total

    02/12/2013 9:02:40 AM PST · by illiac · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/12/13 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    There have been 65,376,373 background checks completed for Americans purchasing firearms since February of 2009, the first full month of Barack Obama's presidency. According to data compiled by the FBI, the number of Americans purchasing guns has skyrocketed since Obama was elected. In 2009, there were 13,984,953 background checks for Americans buying firearms. If we subtract the 1,212,860 checks completed in the month of January, the total checks for the year under Obama were 12,772,090. For 2010, background checks totaled 14,320,489. In 2011, checks were 16,336,732, and in 2012, 19,463,832. Background checks for the month of January 2013 were 2,483,230....
  • California oil fields don’t all meet state carbon standard

    02/12/2013 8:59:08 AM PST · by thackney · 16 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 12, 2013 | David R. Baker
    Environmentalists often call oil from Canada’s tar sands the dirtiest fuel on Earth, because the complex process of extracting it spews huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the air. But by that standard, some of the crude oil pumped in California is just as dirty. In a few cases, it’s even worse. Several California oil fields produce just as much carbon dioxide per barrel of oil as the tar sands do, state data show. A handful of fields yield even more. All of them are fields that have been pumped for years and now need injections of steam to squeeze...
  • IL:Highland woman says she shot intruder to save her sister's life

    02/12/2013 8:51:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Denise Hollinshed
    HIGHLAND • Debi Keeney says she was only trying to save her sister's life when she shot a man who had forced his way into her apartment. She says her sister, Donna Carlyle, 47, was gasping as the man demanded money and put Carlyle in a choke hold after breaking in early this morning. "All I could see was Donna's face going blue, like her life was being choked out of her," Keeney, 55, said in an interview this afternoon. The alleged intruder, 33, is being treated at a local hospital for multiple gunshot wounds and is listed in critical...
  • NC:Police say woman shot man in leg after apartment break-in

    02/12/2013 8:46:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | 10 February, 2013 | NA
    MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Police said a Mooresville woman shot a man who was breaking into her apartment. They said she shot the man twice in the leg Sunday morning on Colonial Ridge Circle.
  • Shell will repair rigs in Asia, possibly delaying Arctic work

    02/12/2013 8:45:00 AM PST · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 11, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    After dedicating nearly eight years and $5 billion to the quest, Shell’s plans to continue hunting for Arctic oil this summer are in jeopardy, as company officials on Monday confirmed they will tow two drilling units to Asian dry docks for repairs. Although Shell Oil said the firm has not ruled out drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas north of Alaska this summer, it appears unlikely the vessels will be able to make the two-to-four-week treks to those Asian ports, undergo repairs, clear U.S. inspections and return to those Arctic waters in time for the drilling season that begins...
  • Norman man claims self-defense in weekend shooting

    02/12/2013 8:43:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kfor.com ^ | 10 February, 2013 | NA
    NORMAN, Okla.—The family of a man who was questioned by police for a shooting Saturday afternoon says he shot another man in self-defense. Police were called to the 4000 block of Mayfair Dr. around 10 a.m. Saturday, regarding a fight. While officers were on their way to the scene, the fight intensified to a shooting. Authorities took the suspected shooter, 47-year-old Todd William Hoss into custody at that time. After investigating the shooting, police learned that Hoss may have fired the weapon in self-defense.
  • State of the Union: Horrible

    02/12/2013 8:34:15 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Jerry Philipson
    President Obama is giving the annual State Of The Union Speech tonight. No need to listen though. The state of the union is clear for all to see. It is horrible. It is deplorable. It is disgraceful. It is vulnerable. It is battered. It is essentially bankrupt. It is, in short, lousy. That's the state of the union, no matter what Obama might say to the contrary.
  • Journalists Detained Over Nigeria Polio Attacks (9 aid workers gunned down by Islamists)

    02/12/2013 8:33:25 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 1 replies
    VOA News ^ | February 12, 2013
    Police in northern Nigeria have arrested three journalists in connection with the killing of nine polio vaccine workers at a clinic last week. The journalists from radio station Wazobia FM are accused of inciting the killings by hosting an on-air discussion about rumors and conspiracy theories related to the vaccines. ... The female workers were killed by gunmen on motorbikes Friday, while giving out polio vaccines at two community health centers in Kano city. ... Some Nigerians in the country's largely Muslim north believe the polio vaccines are used to sterilize young girls or can cause HIV.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 12, 2013

    02/12/2013 8:29:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 71 replies
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  • Fire-disabled cruise ship on its way to Mobile

    02/12/2013 8:26:15 AM PST · by cll · 51 replies
    CruiseCritic.com ^ | 02/12/2013
    (10:15 a.m. EST) – Carnival Triumph is on the move again, under the power of two tugboats, and is expected to arrive in Mobile on Thursday afternoon, according to a new update from Carnival Cruise Lines. All passengers will then be flown to Houston. Limited onboard systems remain functional, though the sewage system did go down again last night for a short period. Technicians were able to gets "some of them [toilets] back on line this morning," Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said. Passengers "are doing well under the circumstances," and the ship's entertainment staff has planned various activities to try...
  • GSL is on Chicago Police Chief’s radar, and under his skin…

    02/12/2013 8:06:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 12 February, 2013 | GSL
    We’re pleased to say that we are on Chicago Police SuperNintendo Garry McCarthy’s radar. In fact, we’re under his skin too. He whined at a news conference yesterday for media to quit “adopting the rhetoric of the gun advocates” in writing that Chicago has strict gun laws. His Orwellian comment was about as laughable as his tenure as Chicago’s Police Chief. The Washington Times picked up the story. Police superintendent: ‘Chicago does not have strict gun laws’ Chicago (Washington Times) - Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy implored the press Monday to stop characterizing the city as being strict on guns....
  • Obama’s Hypocritic Oath [VDH]

    02/12/2013 8:04:19 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/12/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Barack Obama has a habit of identifying a supposed crisis in collective morality, damning the straw men “them” who engage in such ethical lapses, soaring with rhetorical bromides — and then, to national quiet, doing more or less the exact things he once swore were ruining the country. Washington will always be a city of hypocrisies, as one would expect when astronomical amounts of money and political power collide. What is striking about the recent disclosures about Obama’s tenure is not that his embarrassments are all that different from embarrassments of other administrations, but that they are at odds entirely...
  • Why Rand Paul is Marco Rubio's Biggest Political Threat

    02/12/2013 7:56:48 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 49 replies
    National Journal ^ | Michael Catalini
    David Adams, a Kentucky tea-party activist and former campaign manager for Sen. Rand Paul, remembers a conference call from the 2010 Senate race when the conversation turned to talk of their favorite presidents. Some said George Washington, others Abraham Lincoln. Adams's pick? "Rand Paul in 2016," he recalled. Three years later, Paul is acting like he’s already preparing a future presidential campaign, courting activists from early-primary states, smoothing out his positions on foreign policy, and delivering a high-profile national address, competing against a potential future GOP rival, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Last week the Kentucky Republican spoke at the...
  • N.H. police spurn man’s bid to buy, destroy guns

    02/12/2013 7:51:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 11 February, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    A New Hampshire police group that plans to raffle 31 guns in May received this offer from an alarmed critic of the giveaway: He would raise $30,000, buy all the guns, and bring them to his local police station to be destroyed. Another critic floated an idea to have the guns melted, turned into jewelry, and sold to help victims of gun violence. But the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police plans to proceed with the raffle, citing fears of a lawsuit from disgruntled ticket-buyers.
  • Police investigate assault, shooting in Highland apartment (Armed homeowner)

    02/12/2013 7:43:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    BND.com ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Donald
    Police investigate assault, shooting in Highland apartment (Armed homeowner) News-Democrat (BY ELIZABETH DONALD) Posted: 02/11/2013 5:12 PM An alleged intruder was hospitalized with gunshot wounds after apparently pushing into a home and assaulting two women. The 33-year-old man is accused of forcing his way into an apartment in the 2600 block of Eagle Way Drive at about 3:30 a.m. The apartment building was home to two sisters, Debi Keeney and Donna Carlyle. The man allegedly attacked the women while demanding money, and Keeney shot him with a small-caliber derringer-style revolver.
  • CNN anchor suggests meteor hurtling toward Earth could be a result of global warming

    02/12/2013 7:40:55 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 51 replies
    ukmail ^ | 2 12 13
    A CNN anchor has asked on live television whether a meteor hurtling past Earth might have been caused by global warming. Deborah Feyeric made the faux pas when she transitioned from a discussion about global warming and the blizzard that struck to east coast into a a segment about Asteroid 2012 DA14 - which is projected to pass just 17,200 miles from Earth on Friday. 'We want to bring in our science guy, Bill Nye, and talk about something else that’s falling from the sky, and that is an asteroid,' Feyerick says. 'What’s coming our way? Is this the effect...
  • Obama to Speak in Israel, but Not in Knesset

    02/12/2013 7:40:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 2/12/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Israel is finishing the preparations for United States President Barack Obama’s planned visit in March. Plans for Obama’s visit include a trip to Yad Vashem and to Rabin’s grave, and dinners with Netanyahu and Peres. Obama will apparently not speak in the Knesset. His staff has requested that the venue chosen for his speech be large enough for a crowd of 1,000 Israeli citizens, which the Knesset is not. Instead, Obama may speak at the Binyanei Hauma conference center in central Jerusalem. His trip will begin with an official state welcoming at the airport, complete with a red carpet and...
  • IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics

    02/12/2013 7:39:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 2/12/2013 | Maggie Hendricks
    IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics Maggie Hendricks In a shocking move, the International Olympic Committee voted to drop wrestling from its schedule for the 2020 Games. The unexpected decision was made via secret ballot during a Tuesday meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland where officials were discussing ways to "streamline" the Olympics. Though many assumed modern pentathlon would get the boot, the committee instead decided to eliminate wrestling, which has roots in the ancient Greece games and has been a part of every modern Olympics since they began in 1896. The vote was completed over several rounds and the final totals...
  • VIDEO: 82-year-old man tackles suspect running from police

    02/12/2013 7:33:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Local News VIDEO: 82-year-old man tackles suspect running from police An 82-year-old former Puyallup High School football player got into a “cross-body block” to stop a suspect fleeing from police Friday afternoon in Longview, Wash. Terry Miracle was weeding his garden when he heard a lot of commotion coming his way. That’s when he spotted a 27-year-old man running from the police.
  • An Evangelical Looks at Pope Benedict XVI

    02/12/2013 7:33:29 AM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Christianity.Com ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Russell Moore
    An Evangelical Looks at Pope Benedict XVI Russell Moore With Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation this week, evangelical Christians might be tempted to see this the way a college football fan might view the departure of his rival team’s head coach. But the global stakes are much, much higher. As Pope Benedict steps down, I think it’s important for us to recognize the legacy of the last two bishops of Rome that we ought to honor and conserve: an emphasis on human dignity. As a Baptist Christian, I disagree with Rome on many things, of course, and some of those...
  • Obama Vastly Exaggerates The Impact of Sequester Cuts

    02/12/2013 7:30:03 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/11/2013 | IBD Staff
    Sequester: In his State of the Union speech, President Obama is sure to issue dire warnings about the automatic spending cuts resulting from the "sequester." But look closer, and the cuts are far less than meet the eye. As the March deadline for the sequester draws closer, Obama's rhetoric about the cuts it will impose grows more overheated. In his radio address over the weekend, he said they would be "a huge blow to middle-class families and our economy as a whole."
  • Cokie And Scarborough Not Sure Reagan Could Get Elected In GOP Today

    02/12/2013 7:11:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ronald Reagan: RINO? Cokie Roberts and Joe Scarborough have suggested the Gipper might be viewed that way by the modern-day Republican party, making him unelectable within GOP ranks. After Joe Scarborough said that it was Reagan who rounded up Republican support for the assault weapons ban in 1984, Roberts exclaimed "I'm not sure Reagan could get elected within the Republican party today." Scarborough concurred: "I don't know that he could." View the video here.
  • AT REDDIT:Reporting Defensive Gun Use. Getting the News Out That Guns Are Good, Save Lives.

    02/12/2013 7:03:11 AM PST · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Reddit ^ | February 12, 2013 | Staff
    Full Title: A subreddit dedicated to cataloging incidents in the United States where legally-owned guns are used to deter or stop violent crime. Rules are few, but important: Posts should primarily be direct links to news articles describing the incident. Articles regarding defensive gun use statistics are also welcomed, as are stories of DGUs gone wrong, or incidents where the defensive gun user had no business pulling the trigger. Copy the headline from the article. Don't make stuff up or editorialize. Note the city/state if it's not part of the article's title, like this: (Birmingham, AL) Note the date of...
  • Dorner's truck found near associate's property, court records show

    02/12/2013 6:58:03 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | Robert J. Lopez and Andrew Blankstein
    Christopher Dorner's burning truck was found near an associate's property in the San Bernardino Mountains last week, court records showed, suggesting that the fugitive former police officer may have received help evading authorities. ................. A criminal complaint filed in federal court raises the possibility that Dorner may have been assisted by "a known associate," identified only as "J.Y." The criminal complaint, filed late last week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, does not detail the exact relationship between J.Y. and Dorner, a former Navy Reserve lieutenant. But as part of a surveillance operation of the associate, investigators were watching...
  • Pope Benedict XVI Still Unnerves the Media

    02/12/2013 6:57:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2013 | Jack Cashill
    True to form, CNN, Reuters, and other media outlets used the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's retirement to dwell on ancient sex scandals, opposition to gay marriage, and a host of other things the media have never liked about a Pope who would not hew to whatever worldview the chattering classes embraced at the moment. "As a Catholic, I'm not buying this," tweeted hysterical chatterer, Piers Morgan, a "modern world" Catholic by his own lights. "Popes don't just quit because they're tired. What's going on here??" I am not sure I know either, but I am pleased to see the...
  • St. Petersburg mayor delays planned expansion of red-light cameras

    02/11/2013 9:45:04 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Mark Puente
    Two months after the City Council thought they voted to add more red-light cameras, Mayor Bill Foster slammed the brakes on the increase. Foster's announcement came at a council meeting Thursday after a frequent camera critic pointed out possible problems with the timing of yellow lights at intersections with cameras. Resident Matt Florell gave council members a report this week that showed that 1,645 drivers might have received improper citations because the yellow lights changed to red quicker than they should have in some intersections. Foster said he needs more time to examine the program because the cameras are generating...
  • Barack Obama and the forgotten Emmett Till

    02/12/2013 6:52:21 AM PST · by John David Powell · 5 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | John David Powell
    No presidency is complete without a constitutional crisis, real or imagined. Political critics claimed George W. Bush committed a string of high crimes and misdemeanors, from the Iraq war, to torture, to illegal wiretaps. Bill Clinton’s impeachment was not over his horn dogging, but his mendacities regarding said activities. Ronald Reagan traded arms for hostages. Richard Nixon resigned over his involvement in the Watergate cover up when he forgot the president is not above the law. And, really, doesn’t every constitutional crisis start with a president believing the Constitution is a list of suggestions best left for others to follow?...
  • The Resilient Conservative Majority (If Conservatives Outnumber Liberals, Why Do the Libs Succeed?)

    02/12/2013 6:49:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2013 | Bruce Walker
    Gallup had a poll recentlypublished a poll which shows that at the end of 2012, self-identified conservatives still outnumbered liberals in every state of the nation except for two -- Rhode Island has fewer conservatives (27.8%) than liberals (28.3% liberal), as does Massachusetts (28.3% to 30.5%). Gallup curiously does not play up the ideological gap. Instead, the February 1, 2013 article title given by Gallup was "Alabama, North Dakota, Wyoming Most Conservative States. Americans slightly less conservative, slightly more liberal[.]" This apparent interest in hiding the conservative advantage in America is pervasive; the Gallup Polls invariably have titles to news...
  • Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam: Governor Perry goes on a recruiting tour in California

    02/12/2013 6:45:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/13/2013 | John Fund
    Texas governor Rick Perry knows how to start a rumble. Last week, he spent a mere $24,000 on radio ads in California, urging firms there to move to Texas, with its “zero state income tax, low overall tax burden, sensible regulations, and fair legal system.” The ad goaded Governor Jerry Brown into telling reporters that Perry’s effort wasn’t news. “It’s not a burp,” he sneered. “It’s barely a fart.” But his insult generated dozens of stories about the differences between Texas and California, playing into Perry’s hands. He begins a four-day barnstorming tour of California today, touting Texas’s virtues to...
  • A ‘College-for-all’ policy is bad for students, bad for jobs

    02/12/2013 6:39:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/13/2013 | By Walt Gardner
    Evidence continues to mount that college is not for everyone, but the United States persists in the fiction that students are shortchanged without a four-year degree. The real losers in the final analysis are young people who are counseled to pursue a sheepskin when they have neither the interest nor ability. The downside of this policy is seen nationwide. For example, in California the new requirements have led to an increase in the high school dropout rate, as students became discouraged trying to pass academic courses necessary for admission to the state university systems. Yet these results were altogether predictable....
  • Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama's Second Inaugural Parade

    02/12/2013 6:37:22 AM PST · by Baynative · 31 replies
    Townhall tipsheet ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    He's gutted their healthcare, plans to cut their pay and apparently, doesn't trust them either. David Codrea over at Gun Rights Examiner points out that Marines marching in President Obama's second inaugural parade recently were caring rifles without bolts, meaning they were removed.
  • DC Comics under fire for hiring anti-gay writer to pen Superman

    02/12/2013 6:24:34 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 48 replies
    GuardianUK ^ | 11 February 2013 | Dominic Rushe
    Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has called gay marriage 'the end of democracy' – and some comics fans want him fired Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures. Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender's Game sci-fi series, to write for DC's Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April. The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of...
  • The Newly Released “ObamaCare Survival Guide” Rockets to No. 2 Spot on NYT Bestseller List.

    02/12/2013 6:20:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 10,2013 | David Patten
    Full Title:The newly released “ObamaCare Survival Guide” has rocketed to the No. 2 spot on The New York Times’ bestseller list for advice-giving paperbacks. This remarkable ascendance comes just one week after the book first made The New York Times bestseller list. The first comprehensive and easy-to-read road map on the 2,700-page, the “ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare," has already made Amazon #1 bestseller status in multiple categories with more than 150,000 copies sold.
  • Ted Nugent to take on media orgy tonight and “dominate them”

    02/12/2013 6:18:49 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2/13/2013 | The Right Scoop via The Mike Broomhead Show
    Ted Nugent talks about his soon-to-be appearance at the SOTU tonight and how he’s gonna take on the media tsunami and dominate them with facts. Yeah, he’s not that modest, but he’s right and it should be fun to watch:
  • Did Karl Rove really direct Reagan’s 1980 campaign in Texas?

    02/12/2013 6:16:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/11/13 | Wayne Slater
    Karl Rove has been working overtime trying to reassure the conservative wing of the GOP that some of his best friends are tea partyers. On Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show last week, Rove played up his credentials with the right by asserting that he headed Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign in Texas. As it turns out, not so much. In fact, as we reported in some detail in the book Bush’s Brain, Rove worked for George H.W. Bush against Reagan in the state’s 1980 primary. And others directly involved in the Reagan effort in the Lone Star State say Rove...
  • Letter to Senator Cruz on constitutional issues in federal gun control proposals

    02/12/2013 6:15:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 11 February, 2013 | David Kopel
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights will hold a hearing “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our Communities While Respecting the Second Amendment.” Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is Chair of the Subcommittee, and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is the Ranking Member. The Subcommittee has solicited letters from the public. My letter is below. —– Feb. 8, 2013 Dear Senator Cruz: I am submitting this letter for the Feb. 12, 2013, Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our...
  • Dr. Ben Carson On Criticizing Obamacare: "Somebody Has To Stand Up To The Bullies"

    02/12/2013 6:12:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | February 12, 2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    DR. BENJAMIN CARSON: There are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that's not going to be very helpful for us in the long run, in terms of solving our problems. And somebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to, you know, the bullies.
  • Democratic House Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz Caught in Deception with Reporters

    02/12/2013 6:11:44 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 10, 2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz attempted a bit of deception Monday in an effort to criticize GOP rising star Marco Rubio ahead of his State of the Union rebuttal Tuesday night. But on this occasion, the press wasn’t falling for it. In a conference call Monday, Wasserman Schultz enlisted the help of Annette Capella, described by party officials as a “Medicare recipient from Florida,” to warn of the “extreme budget priorities,” they believe Rubio is likely to outline in his televised response to President Obama’s address. Capella gave a lengthy and unflattering statement about Rubio, a U.S. senator...
  • 7 years in prison over $2 (for having handgun)

    02/12/2013 6:06:31 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/12/12 | By JENNIFER FERMINO
    <p>Skipping out on a $2.25 subway fare cost this guy 10 years of his life.</p> <p>A Manhattan PATH rider was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison — and another 3 1/2 years’ parole — after cops stopped him for fare-beating and discovered an illegal handgun.</p>
  • Obama Caught Faking Oil Lease

    02/12/2013 5:52:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    conservative byte ^ | 2-11-13 | Steve Maley
    This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day. DOI: 38 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Up for Grabs To follow through with President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development. … “The...
  • The most common pain killer ... is a killer

    02/12/2013 5:46:24 AM PST · by wesagain · 51 replies
    Take a close look through your medicine cabinet. First look for all the obvious Tylenol medications – Tylenol, Tylenol PM, Tylenol Cough and Cold, acetaminophen (the generic name for Tylenol), etc. Next, look for any prescription pain medications you may have such as Lortab or Hydrocodone/APAP – the APAP means Tylenol has been added. Check cold medications – Nyquil, Alka-Seltzer Plus, St. Joseph Aspirin Free and Zicam, etc. Any drug that has APAP, cet, or acetam as part of the name probably contains Tylenol. Notice how many of your medications contain acetaminophen/Tylenol. This hunt is not just an academic exercise....
  • Pack a gun, go to prison (semi-barf alert)

    02/12/2013 5:39:52 AM PST · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12 feb 2012
    Illinois and Chicago have many laws concerning the sale, ownership, use and transport of firearms. But they are widely flouted by criminals who regard their weapons as essential tools of business. Illegal guns, often brought from states with looser laws, are easy to obtain through straw purchasers and other black-market suppliers. Many of those guns end up being used in crime, often with fatal results. Gun crime is concentrated among a subset of violent thugs who have serious criminal records. The challenge for law enforcement is how to identify and incapacitate these dangerous people to eliminate the threat they pose....
  • Key Questions on Chuck Hagel Go Unanswered

    02/12/2013 5:39:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 12, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, plans to proceed on Tuesday with a committee vote on the confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as the next Secretary of Defense. Senator Levin has brushed aside objections from at least 25 Senate Republicans that a vote is premature until Hagel releases more information about whether the entities he has been affiliated with since leaving the Senate in 2009 have received money from foreign groups or governments. “The committee cannot have two different sets of financial disclosure standards for nominees, one for Senator Hagel and one...
  • Boy Scouts Say Gay Debate Was Ignited by a Leak

    02/12/2013 5:30:47 AM PST · by libstripper · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2013 | KIRK JOHNSON
    A leak from inside the Boy Scouts of America last month about discussions on possibly ending the group’s national ban on gay members changed the debate itself by creating an impression that change was imminent, according to scouting officials and taped comments from a meeting of scouting’s executive board obtained by The New York Times. Those apparently false expectations were dashed days later when the board, under intense scrutiny it had never intended, deferred action. The proposed shift in policy has been portrayed in news accounts mostly as a kind of trial balloon, floated to gauge sentiment about where scouting...
  • Brazeau expected to join exclusive group of shunned Senators

    02/12/2013 5:23:22 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 1 replies
    National Post ^ | February 11, 2013 | Stephanie Levitz
    Sen. Patrick Brazeau has already made history for being one of the youngest people ever appointed to the upper chamber. If the Senate agrees Tuesday to force him to take a leave of absence, he’ll make history again in joining another exclusive club: senators who have been shunned by their peers. No one who’s been forced to take a break from the Senate has ended up being expelled; those who have come close usually pre-empt that step by resigning first. That could be little more than an attempt to save face and the procedural bother of kicking them out, but...
  • New owner of Tiller clinic: 'Abortion is about motherhood'

    02/12/2013 3:55:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 2/11/2013 | Ben Johnson
    WICHITA, KS, February 11, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The woman trying to reopen George Tiller's abortion clinic has claimed that women who choose abortion are motivated by feelings of motherhood in a new interview with a left-wing magazine. “Abortion is about motherhood,” said Julie Burkhart, who hopes to open South Wind Women’s Center on the same grounds as Tiller's late-term abortion facility, in an interview with Mother Jones. Julie Burkhart hopes to take up where George Tiller left off. She said “abortion care” is “about motherhood, because by and large women coming in to have abortions are concerned about the kind...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 12, 2013

    02/12/2013 2:44:45 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