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  • Marco Rubio 2013 State of the Union GOP Response (English Version)

    02/12/2013 9:02:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/12/13 | TheNewYorkTimesTheNewYorkTimes
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  • State of the Union reaction: Media gives Obama thumbs up

    02/12/2013 9:00:49 PM PST · by South40 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2013 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    President Barack Obama delivered an “effective” State of the Union address that took an emotional turn at the end with the emphasis on gun violence, members of the media said after his speech on Tuesday. CBS’s Bob Schieffer called the speech much “better” than Obama’s inaugural address, which he said had come across as a “partisan lecture.” “I mean, the president’s inaugural address had sort of a partisan lecture tone about it,” Schieffer said after Obama wrapped. “This was a political speech, but it was well-written, it had a beginning, a middle and an end.”
  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of agents shot in Mexico

    02/12/2013 8:57:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 11:44 PM EST | Christopher Sherman
    The family of a U.S. agent killed in a 2011 ambush on a Mexican highway and another agent who survived the attack on Tuesday sued the government and nearly two-dozen other defendants. The federal lawsuit arises from the Feb. 15, 2011, attack on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila. They were attacked in their armored sport-utility vehicle near San Luis Potosi, Mexico, shortly after picking up some equipment from another agent. Zapata died and Avila was seriously wounded. … On Feb. 15, 2011, Zapata and Avila drove from Mexico City to San Luis Potosi to...
  • Pope resigns: Peter Turkson reveals vision for the Church and 'alternative lifestyles'

    02/12/2013 8:44:53 PM PST · by plain talk · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2-12-2013 | Malcolm Moore
    Cardinal Peter Turkson, a 64-year-old Ghanaian prelate, is the bookmaker's early favourite to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. He told The Daily Telegraph Tuesday that his biggest challenge, should he be elected, would be to maintain an orthodox Catholic doctrine while "at the same time knowing how to apply it so that you do not become irrelevant in a world that has continuous changes". Cardinal Turkson, who holds one of the most important jobs in the Roman Curia and has been repeatedly promoted by Pope Benedict, was quick to take a conservative line on gay marriage and other "alternative lifestyles". "We...
  • (21st Century Gomorrah) D.C. Ranked First in Extra-Marital Affairs – For Second Time in a Row

    02/12/2013 8:34:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 11, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – For the second time in two years, Washington, D.C., has been ranked the number one city for cheaters. According to AshleyMadison.com, a web site that bills itself as “the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters,” the nation’s capital was at the top of the list of America’s Least Faithful Cities with 34,157 sign-ups – more sign-ups per capita in 2012. “With enormous public attention paid to political cheating scandals this year, including the Gen. Petraeus affair, there was no doubt that Washington residents would be influenced. Living in DC it’s crucial to keep up appearances and...
  • (Dictator) Obama says he will use executive action on climate if needed

    02/12/2013 7:57:34 PM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/12/2013 | staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States needed to do more to fight climate change and told Congress he would do so by executive action if it failed to pursue a market-based system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago," Obama said, according to the text of his address provided by the White House.
  • Homeland Security Prepares Budget Cuts ... Up to 1,000 Furloughs at Secret Service

    02/12/2013 7:54:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | February 11, 2013 | Sara Carter
    Homeland prepares budget cuts, up to 1,000 furloughs at Secret Service • As many as 1,000 Secret Service agents, officers and workers could be furloughed as Homeland Security prepares for sequestration Bracing for the possibility of budget sequestration next month, the Homeland Security Department is making plans to furlough as many as 1,000 Secret Service agents, officers and others employees, officials say. Homeland Security issued its first agency-wide memorandum late last week preparing for sequestration, the sweeping automatic budget cuts set to take effect as early as March 1 under a prior deal between the White House and Congress to...
  • Conservatives Should Take the Lead Against Government Injustice

    02/12/2013 6:47:27 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10 Feb 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    If you think a twenty-something ought to be tossed in federal prison for 35 years because he tried to download some musty academic journal articles without permission, you are a lot things, but a conservative is not one of them. You might be relieved to know that Aaron Swartz, one of the internet geniuses behind RSS and Reddit.com, will not be imprisoned for a third of a century. Unfortunately, that’s because the fragile young man hanged himself after the United States attorney prosecuting the case generously offered him the alternative of pleading guilty to a felony, paying a crippling fine...
  • Terence Corcoran: The price of Keystone may be a carbon tax

    02/12/2013 6:33:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Financial Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Terence Corcoran
    Tune in Tuesday night to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. As the president speaks, he will be alert to the chorus of Hollywood stars, environmental activists, editorial writers and industry leaders who are pushing for him to make the biggest climate-change decision he can possibly make: Impose a carbon tax.
  • Tierrasanta Teacher Arrested for Gun on Campus (San Diego)

    02/12/2013 6:42:36 PM PST · by mfccinsd · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 2/12/2013 | By Brandi Powell, Steven Luke, Lauren Steussy and R. Stickney
    A Tierrasanta teacher arrested for having a loaded gun on campus once told students that he had the gun to protect the school according to one student. Farb Middle School teacher Ned Walker, 41, was arrested Monday in the school's parking lot for having a .380 loaded semi-automatic handgun with a 7-round magazine as well as a 2.5 inch locking blade knife in his car. After the school's staff told the vice principal that Walker may be storing ammunition on campus, she contacted school police, according to district spokesperson Jack Brandais. “A search of the two cabinets revealed no ammunition...
  • Jay Carney Admits Sequester was the President's idea

    02/12/2013 6:36:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/12/13 | GOPHRapidResponse·
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  • Democrats Bring Illegal Aliens as ‘Guests’ to ‘State of the Union’ Speech

    02/12/2013 6:34:12 PM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-12-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who has said “I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community.”- by John HillStand With ArizonaWell it looks like crime does pay after all. At least 5 Democrats, including First Lady Michelle Obama, are bringing illegal aliens as guests to the State of the Union on Tuesday night - this despite a U.S. House rule requiring guests to provide their Social Security numbersBut a spokeswoman with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency declined to comment about whether the agency approves of this occurring at the Capitol, where Obama is set to give his annual...
  • Cabin In Dorner Barricade Situation Engulfed In Flames (FBI Hostage Roasting Team?)

    02/12/2013 6:08:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | ebruary 12, 2013
    SEVEN OAKS (CBSLA.com) —  The cabin quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner is believed to be holed up in is now fully engulfed in flames, according to CBS2′s Carter Evans, who also reported that tear gas was fired into the house before the fire broke out.A shot was also fired around that time, and sources tell CBS2′s Juan Fernandez that tracks were found leading to a horse corral, which may mean Dorner was able to escape.LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith Tuesday urged Dorner to turn himself in as a gun battle and barricade situation raged on in San Bernardino County.“Enough is enough. It’s time...
  • Sebelius: Healthcare ´getting stronger´

    02/12/2013 6:06:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/13 | Elise Viebeck
    Innovations in care delivery and President Obama´s signature health law are transforming American medicine for the better, the top U.S. health official said Tuesday. In wide-ranging remarks to a medical conference in Washington, D.C., Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius thanked physicians for tolerating the challenges of a changing U.S. healthcare system. "I understand that the change is not easy," Sebelius told members of the American Medical Association. "As we transition into an era of integrated, patient-centered care, it´s inevitable that there will be some growing pains.
  • Colorado County Resolves to Up Hold the 2nd Amendment

    02/12/2013 5:58:58 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 4 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    Colorado – -(Ammoland.com)- Mesa County Colorado has passed a far sweeping resolution concerning protecting and following and supporting the 2nd amendment of the United States. MESA COUNTY RESOLUTION NO. MCM 2013-009 A RESOLUTION TO PRESERVE AND DEFEND THE SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MESA COUNTY, COLORADO WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America states that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”; and WHEREAS, the...
  • Woo hoo!! Less than $22k to go!! We can do this!! [FReepathon thread XX]

    02/12/2013 5:54:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 509 replies
    Making progress!! Still lagging a bit behind the pace from last quarter, but we're getting there. Please keep those donations coming in, folks, so we can end this thing soon. If we can raise a minimum of 10% per week, we can be done within the next three weeks!! We can do this!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by like-minded liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it and think it's a worthwhile endeavor to support. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the defense Liberty. Free Republic stands for God and...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-12-13

    02/12/2013 5:52:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-12-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • White House: Republicans are unpatriotic

    02/12/2013 5:38:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Washington Examinier ^ | 2/12/13 | Joel Gehrke
    How’s this for a State of the Union primer: Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s closest adviser, attributed the gridlock and struggles of the last four years to a lack of patriotism among congressional Republicans. “The president has always reached out, he’s always looked for balanced solutions,” Jarrett said today on Morning Joe. “I think part of our frustration in the first four years is oftentimes seeing Republicans put their short term political interests ahead of what’s in the best interest of the country.” National Journal’s Ron Fournier reported that the White House was “stung by the coverage of the inaugural address”...
  • Medal of Honor winner Clint Romesha declines State of the Union invite from Michelle Obama

    02/12/2013 5:36:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Just a day after receiving the Medal of Honor by the president of the United States, former Army staff sergeant Clinton Romesha has declined an invite by the first lady to be her guest at the State of the Union address Tuesday night. He said that after some soul searching he decided he’d rather spend the evening with friends from his former unit, his wife Tammy — with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday — and their families, CNN reports.
  • Obama Meets the Press—for Lunch [Cult Worship By the Networks Continues]

    02/12/2013 5:25:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama had lunch today with members of the press. But we likely won't find out what was discussed: The entire luncheon was off the record. "The anchors of all three broadcast evening newscasts -- NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Diane Sawyer and CBS’s Scott Pelley -- will be in attendance," Huffington Post reported today. Former aides to Democratic politicians who are now working as journalists were scheduled to be in attendance, too. "Some cable hosts will also be on hand, including MSNBC's Chris Matthews. George Stephanopoulos, co-host of ABC's 'Good Morning America,' is attending." The lunch is an annual...