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  • Power-Mad Bloomberg’s Next Agenda: Eco-Fascism

    02/15/2013 9:19:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 15, 2013 | Chris Graham
    It becomes a difficult task for those in power to resist the lure of acquiring even more power. The more they have, the more they want. No such example exists greater than that of New York City mayor-king Michael Bloomberg. This is the man who brought into existence the absurd and absurdly named National Salt Reduction Initiative, an incentive-based program designed to reduce the amount of salt in restaurant and prepackaged food. This is the man who, last year, banned the sale of sugary drinks, like sodas, in more than 16-oz containers. Why? Because what’s good for Bloomberg is what’s...
  • Rand Paul: Something Depraved is Rising In The Country

    02/15/2013 9:01:18 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Billy Hallowell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio show this morning to discuss a variety of topics. After commenting about the need to combat President Barack Obama’s use of executive power, the politician dove into the spiritual realm. Noting that he believes America’s problems run deeper than political schisms, Paul called for a spiritual awakening and revival. The senator made his comments about the need for faith leaders to rise up and called for increased religious fervor after Beck asked him about his own spiritual well-being. Paul said that when he was first running for office he appreciated people...
  • HuffPo: Workers 'Really Deserve' a $21.72 Minimum Wage

    02/15/2013 9:00:03 PM PST · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    According to a new study by the George Soros-funded Center for Economic Policy and Research, minimum wage should be $21.72 an hour to keep up with the increase of worker productivity. Highlighting that study, The Huffington Post bemoaned President Barack Obama’s call for a higher minimum wage as a “far cry from what workers really deserve,” in a Feb. 13 blog post.
  • $1000/Hr: Obama Books World's Top Golf Pro for Vacation

    02/15/2013 8:51:29 PM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    Economic growth is in the negative, unemployment is on the rise, Walmart's forecasting a disastrous February for retail sales, poverty's up, gas prices are up, the cost of health care premiums are up, middle class incomes are falling, consumer confidence is at a two year low, our deficit is unsustainable, and Barack Obama has just signed up for private golf lessons with two of the top teachers in the country.
  • Christopher Dorner died of gunshot wound to the head which might have been self-inflicted

    02/15/2013 8:49:55 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 15, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER and ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER
    Authorities say fugitive former cop Christopher Dorner died of a single gunshot wound to the head as authorities were pumping tear gas into a mountain cabin during a deadly gun battle with sheriff's deputies. San Bernardino County sheriff's Capt. Sheriff John McMahon told reporters Friday that it appears the wound was self-inflicted. Deputies said they heard one final gunshot from the cabin as it was going up in flames during Tuesday's gunbattle. Before he died, Dorner killed one sheriff's deputy and wounded another during a fierce shootout. Authorities initially were unsure whether Dorner killed himself, had been struck by a...
  • FBI investigating allegations Sen. Menendez patronized prostitutes in Dominican Republic

    02/15/2013 8:43:51 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 15, 2013 | Carol D. Leonnig and Peter Wallsten
    A team of FBI agents has been conducting interviews in recent weeks in the Dominican Republic and the United States, looking into allegations that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) patronized prostitutes in the Caribbean nation, but has found no evidence to support the claim, according to two people familiar with the investigation. One person said agents have asked about whether a Florida eye doctor — a close friend and major campaign donor to Menendez — provided the senator with prostitutes on vacations there. Another person said investigators are looking into allegations involving underage prostitutes and sex parties. The two, who spoke...
  • NBC News Reporter Stops Returning Carnival Cruise Passenger From Quoting Bible

    02/15/2013 8:19:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    As stranded Carnival Cruise passengers began finally disembarking in Mobile, Alabama, late Thursday evening, MSNBC had NBC News correspondent Mark Potter on the scene to speak with them. One young lady during her over three minute interview tried to cite a Bible verse that helped her get through the ordeal, but Potter pulled his microphone away and quickly ended the discussion (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • 3 Reasons Why Elizabeth Warren’s Performance at Senate Hearing Was Absurd

    02/15/2013 8:18:19 PM PST · by kanooga · 16 replies
    Z3news.com ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | James Bailey
    Liberals all over America are just giddy over the way newly elected Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren blasted bank regulators in a Senate hearing this week. They are singing her praises as the champion of the consumer. The Huffington Post reported on her performance with the headline, “Elizabeth Warren Embarrasses Bank Regulators at First Hearing.” A YouTube video was also posted with the same title. The 4 minute video shows Senator Warren confronting top bank regulators from the FDIC, SEC, OCC, CFTC, Fed, and Treasury. The video is shown below. Another site, Gawker.com, reported the same story with the headline, “Elizabeth...
  • Back in Chicago, Obama laments lack of "a father who was around"

    02/15/2013 8:13:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    reuters.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday that he wished his father had been a bigger part of his life as he argued that stronger families are just as important as gun control in reducing crime and violence in poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Obama returned to his old home neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago with a different take on his gun control message - that it will require an improved home environment for children to reduce the possibility that they will one day resort to violence. To do that, he said, will require better economic conditions for low- and middle-class Americans,...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with spending $750G of campaign funds on personal items

    02/15/2013 7:37:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Feb 15 2013 | foxnews.com
    Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged in federal court Friday with conspiring to use campaign funds for personal use -- in an alleged $750,000 spending spree that included purchases of a gold-plated Rolex and pricey children's furniture. It had been expected that a plea agreement would be entered into court Friday, but that agreement is apparently still pending. Instead, federal prosecutors charged Jackson Friday with conspiracy. Prosecutors separately charged his wife Sandi with filing false federal tax returns, but according to her attorney she has reached a plea agreement. In a statement, the former Illinois Democratic congressman said he...
  • Gun Murders Shot Up 25% After Missouri Repealed Universal Background Check Law(barf alert)

    02/15/2013 7:36:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 15 February, 2013 | Ashley Portero
    Universal background checks before gun purchases can have an enormous impact on reducing firearm-related deaths, according to testimony presented before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Missouri, the site of President Barack Obama’s recent gun control speech, had a firm “permit-to-purchase” law in place until 2007, when it was repealed. The law -- which both the Missouri Sport Shooting Association and NRA helped overturn -- required Missouri residents to obtain a sheriff’s permit before purchasing a concealable weapon. Control... Groupon Ends Gun-Related Deals After Sandy Hook Massacre Groupon Ends Gun-Related Deals After... Sponsored Link Image Ad AT&T® Official Site...
  • Editorial: 3D Printed Gun Parts Hit Road Blocks (and Why it Matters)

    02/15/2013 7:08:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    guns.com ^ | 15 February, 2013 | David Higginbotham
    I’m not one to ramble on about abuses of freedom. It isn’t really my style. But every now and then something comes up that I feel needs a wider audience. And the controversy surrounding 3D printed gun parts has brought up some big issues for me this week. In 3D Printing to End Gun Control, Guns.com writer S.H. Blannelberry looked at new uses for an emerging manufacturing technology. 3D printers, which are becoming more affordable, smaller, and more efficient, are used to print just about everything imaginable. Even gun parts. The fear, obviously, is that printed guns will get in...
  • Cheaper Than Dirt donates $100,000 to Second Amendment Foundation

    02/15/2013 7:01:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | 15 February, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Cheaper Than Dirt just made the largest single contribution to the Second Amendment Foundation and first “Diamond Level” donation of $100,000. The Second Amendment Foundation is pretty happy about this. “The level of support from CheaperThanDirt both delighted and shocked me,” said Second Amendment Foundation director Ray Carter. “SAF has never before received a single donation of this size and by itself Cheaper Than Dirt’s contribution will make possible a major expansion of SAF legal action and education efforts. We are privileged to consider Cheaper Than Dirt a partner in our efforts.” “Created in response to the generous donation from...
  • The G.O.P.’s Nasty Newcomer (Ted Cruz)

    02/15/2013 6:32:33 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2013 | Frank Bruni
    WHEN a Vesuvius like John McCain tells you that you belch too much smoke and spew too much fire, you know you’ve got a problem. And Ted Cruz, a Republican freshman in the Senate who has been front and center in his party’s effort to squash Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense, has a problem. He’s an ornery, swaggering piece of work. Just six weeks since his arrival on Capitol Hill, he’s already known for his naysaying, his nit-picking and his itch to upbraid lawmakers who are vastly senior to him, who have sacrificed more than he has and...
  • Deportation of Burlington man cancelled

    02/15/2013 6:31:09 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    MyFOX8.com ^ | February 14, 2013, | Ali Scotti
    BURLINGTON, N.C. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has cancelled the deportation of Isaias Valles-Castejon, who was scheduled to be deported back to Mexico tonight at midnight
  • Schultz's Dirty Secret: Regulators 'Sheriff' Warren Scalded Are Obama Appointees

    02/15/2013 6:23:25 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ed Schultz was in seventh heaven, lionizing Elizabeth Warren [new first name 'Sheriff'] for the way she grilled financial regulators for failing to take big banks to trial. Just one teenie-weenie factoid Ed failed to mention: those two regulators he showed Warren scalding during his MSNBC show tonight were appointed by, yup, President Barack Obama. View the video here.
  • Goldman Sachs says cooperating with Heinz probe (Insider trading investigation)

    02/15/2013 6:15:58 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 2/15/13 | Reuters
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc is cooperating with a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission probe into insider options trading in H.J. Heinz Co before the food company announced it was being acquired, Goldman said on Friday.
  • College prof bans students from citing the Onion and Fox News

    02/15/2013 6:12:52 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    A West Liberty University professor has been criticized on campus and off for telling her students not to use Fox News as a “serious academic reference.” Political science prof Stephanie Wolfe's course syllabus listed the sources her students were banned from citing in their research. The Onion was first, followed by Fox News. "The tagline ‘Fox News’ makes me cringe," she wrote.
  • Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam

    02/15/2013 6:08:16 PM PST · by LadyEleanor · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/15/12
    Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam U.S. military officials tell NBC News that two Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles, circled the U.S. island of Guam in the Western Pacific this week. U.S. Air Force F-15 jets scrambled from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to intercept the bombers. According to one military official, the Russian Bear bombers remained in international airspace, the encounter between the U.S. and Russian aircraft “stayed professional” and there was no incident. The official said it’s impossible to determine whether the Russian bombers carried any nuclear weapons.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-15-13

    02/15/2013 5:52:32 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-15-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago

    02/15/2013 5:26:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago President Barack Obama today urged the young men of America to help tackle gun violence by taking responsibility for raising their sons, using an emotional return to his home city to admit: “I wish I'd had a father who was around and involved”. In an unusually personal speech at a school in his old Chicago neighbourhood, Mr Obama, who was raised by his mother, said his attempts to introduce new gun control laws must be matched by more men behaving like role models who are...
  • Tennessee Rejects Exchange Partnership

    02/15/2013 5:16:40 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | AP
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee won't participate in a partnership with the federal government in establishing a health insurance exchange.</p>
  • Adm. James Lyons (Ret.) on Growing Benghazi Scandal

    02/15/2013 4:58:28 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Roger Aronoff
    I asked Adm. Lyons what he thought of Hillary Clinton’s question to the senators when she was feeling the heat from their questions. “What difference does it make?” she angrily asked, referring to how the men died. The questions asked of Sec. Clinton were trying to get an answer to why the administration had claimed for weeks that the attack was in response to an anti-Islamic video produced in the U.S., when records and testimony made it clear that it was a planned terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and the intelligence community knew it from...
  • Democrats Seek to Ban Hunting Ammunition in Wisconsin

    02/15/2013 4:49:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 2/15/12 | briansikma
    A Democratic state senator and three Democratic state representatives have circulated draft legislation that would ban civilian possession of hollow point or frangible ammunition in Wisconsin. According to existing Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regulations, sportsmen and women in Wisconsin must use such ammunition when hunting deer or bear. The Democratic lawmakers, two of whom are freshman, all hail from urban districts in the City of Milwaukee. The reasoning behind the legislation is somewhat muddled. The impact, however, is quite clear. According to a legislative counsel review of the legislation, it would essentially make it impossible for civilians to hunt...
  • Meteor blast wave blows out doors and windows in Russia

    02/15/2013 4:49:47 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 32 replies
    Meteor blast wave blows out doors and windows in Russia There is a lot of good footage of this meteorite. (Especially thanks to the Russian fad of everyone driving around with dash cams in their cars. ) Russians estimate the explosion was the size of 20 Hiroshima bombs.
  • Cops: Mom's stripping disrupts NY school assembly

    02/15/2013 4:36:08 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 34 replies
    ABC 27 WTXL ^ | 2-5-13 | ABC 27 WTXL
    Police say a mother who got on stage and started to strip during an upstate New York school assembly is facing child endangerment and lewdness charges. Albany police say 24-year-old Aydrea Meaders was arrested at North Albany Academy on Friday morning. They say school staff told them the assembly was halted and the cafeteria cleared after Meaders began dancing onstage and took off some of her clothes. She's charged with seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of public lewdness.
  • Five gun companies tell New York to pound sand

    02/15/2013 4:34:34 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 31 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | 14FEB13 | GSL
    Five companies, thus far, have communicated their intention not to sell to any police or government agencies in New York State. LaRue Tactical Olympic Arms Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC Templar Custom York Arms Guns Save Life is joining with Grass Roots North Carolina in calling for all American gun owners to pressure Sig Sauer, Smith and Wesson and Glock to shut off sales to government agencies in New York State. If you know executives in any of these companies, email them directly. If not, we’ve got some email addresses below for you. Keep it short and sweet. Long missives will...
  • Philly Passes Resolution Calling for Reproductive Healthcare Funding ("atmosphere was celebratory")

    02/15/2013 4:28:27 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Weekly ^ | 02/15/2013 | Tara Murtha
    Last night, Philadelphia became the third U.S. city to pass a resolution calling for federal and state funding of reproductive healthcare services, including abortion. From the resolution: “Resolution calling upon President Obama, the US Congress, Governor Corbett, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to maintain existing public funding for comprehensive reproductive health care and reinstate insurance coverage for abortion care for every woman who needs it, --snip-- “They were told they’d need $350–450 for an abortion,” said Dr. Schewel. “As you can imagine, that’s a fortune to them.” Dr. Marla Gold, another member of the Board of Health, emphasized that the...
  • Widespread Palestinian rioting erupts in West Bank

    02/15/2013 4:20:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-15-13 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Hundreds of Palestinians throw rocks, Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers near Ofer security prison and at several other West Bank sites in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; 2 IDF soldiers hurt. Breaking News 15:32 Fan nabbed for racism against Muslim Betar player JPost.com Defense Widespread Palestinian rioting erupts in West Bank By YAAKOV LAPPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF 02/15/2013 18:59 Hundreds of Palestinians throw rocks, Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers near Ofer security prison and at several other West Bank sites in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; 2 IDF soldiers hurt. Stone-throwing Palestinian protesters carry a protester injured by IDF...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds

    02/15/2013 4:01:13 PM PST · by libstripper · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb.15, 2013 | Ward Room staff, NBCChicago.com
    Federal officials filed charges Friday against Jesse Jackson Jr. after the former congressman reportedly signed a plea deal for allegedly improperly spending hundreds of thousands in campaign funds. The paperwork was filed at the U.S District Courthouse in Washington. Jackson, who left the public eye last summer for treatment of bi-polar disorder and resigned from office in November, is not expected to make an appearance, but he offered a response in his first statement to the public in months.
  • Thousands Gather On (CT) Capitol Steps To Call For Stricter Gun Laws

    02/15/2013 3:59:13 PM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    More than 5,000 supporters of tighter controls on firearms crowded the state Capitol Thursday morning, demanding action from the General Assembly in the wake of the Newtown school massacre. "The American people have seen what happens in place after place...we cannot let what happened here in Connecticut ever be forgotten,'' Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told the crowd. "We will not rest until we have changed America. We will not rest until we have changed Connecticut." Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, among a host of elected leaders speaking to the rally, said that "we have to make sure that no one says...
  • Public School Gives Out Obama T-shirts

    02/15/2013 3:55:59 PM PST · by wesagain · 23 replies
    ConservativeActionAlerts ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Rebekah Maxwell
    Ok, I know there are some people who still get a bit offended when I talk about “government schools,” or “tax-funded indoctrination centers.” You can be honest. You think my outrage at the dramatic downward spiral of student standards, the censorship of even the barest symbols of God and country, the usurpation of parental roles by government officials, the peddling of self-esteem as the only commodity to our tiny epicureans….well, you think I’m overstating it. Our schools wouldn’t really be that blatantly schilling for government, would they? They aren’t really just cheerleaders for Obama, right? Those are just the big-city...
  • Cheaper Than Dirt donates $100,000 to Second Amendment Foundation

    02/15/2013 3:46:27 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Guns.com ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Cheaper Than Dirt just made the largest single contribution to the Second Amendment Foundation and first “Diamond Level” donation of $100,000. The Second Amendment Foundation is pretty happy about this. “The level of support from CheaperThanDirt both delighted and shocked me,” said Second Amendment Foundation director Ray Carter. “SAF has never before received a single donation of this size and by itself Cheaper Than Dirt’s contribution will make possible a major expansion of SAF legal action and education efforts. We are privileged to consider Cheaper Than Dirt a partner in our efforts.” “Created in response to the generous donation from...
  • Larry Pratt Skillfully Destroys Piers Morgan on Gun Control Debate

    02/15/2013 3:40:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | January 10, 2013 | Freedombrief
    While many decry the way Alex Jones presented his argument on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight recently, none can argue with the balance and calm approach, head of Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt presented. Pratt skillfully and methodically destroyed Piers Morgans ridiculous pro-communist gun-control argument piece-by-piece, discrediting his claims that the UK, a country with the highest violent crime rate in Europe, was made safe by gun control.
  • Push for online sales taxes picks up steam in Congress

    02/15/2013 3:27:45 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 14, 2013 | Reuters
    U.S. states could collect millions of dollars in online sales taxes, with members of both parties in Congress sponsoring legislation Thursday that would resolve states' decades-long struggle to tax businesses beyond their borders. "Small businesses and states alike are suffering from the inability to collect due — not new — taxes from purchases made online," said Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., adding the legislation is a "bipartisan, bicameral, common-sense solution that promotes states' rights and levels the playing field for our Main Street businesses." Legislation on the Amazon tax, named for the colossal Internet retailer, has languished for years. ..... <...
  • Obamacare undermines marriage

    02/15/2013 3:13:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    daily caller ^ | february 14, 2013 | Phil Kerpen
    It was one of the biggest applause lines in President Obama’s State of the Union address, drawing cheers from both sides of the aisle. “We’ll work to strengthen families by removing the financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples,” Obama said. “What makes you a man isn’t the ability to conceive a child; it’s having the courage to raise one. And we want to encourage that. We want to help that.” Wonderful sentiment, but Obama’s signature legislative achievement creates such a powerful “financial deterrent” to marriage that even one former Obama administration official warns that ObamaCare will increase the divorce...
  • Obama knew of IED attacks in run-up to Benghazi strike, lawmaker says

    02/15/2013 3:10:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/15/13 | FOX/Catherine Herridge
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told him "the president was informed of the April and June attacks." One of those attacks, in June, blew a hole in the perimeter wall of the Benghazi compound. The two strikes were among dozens of security incidents recorded in the region in the months preceding Sept. 11, and in hindsight have been described as warning signs.
  • Where’s Governor Chris Christie as Democrats Bury the Second Amendment

    02/15/2013 2:57:56 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 21 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Colorado -–(Ammoland.com)- Just last week Governor Christie was a no-show at an important gun-rights rally. And with anti-gun lawmakers in Trenton ramming more gun control down the throats of law-abiding New Jersey gun owners, I’m afraid Governor Christie might cave in to their anti-gun agenda. Make no mistake, what they have in store for you will only make the problem worse. New Jersey already has some of the nation’s most anti-gun laws — second only to California. And just like other bastions of Second Amendment hatred, these laws have done virtually nothing to keep citizens safe. Gun owners already must...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 15, 2013

    02/15/2013 2:54:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 15, 2013 | Mark Levin
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  • Ron Paul supporters denounce Rand Paul for Hagel vote

    02/15/2013 2:41:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    daily Caller ^ | 6:35 PM 02/14/2013 | W. James Antle III
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s vote to temporarily block Chuck Hagel’s nomination for secretary of defense elicited blowback from an unlikely source: antiwar conservatives and libertarians, many of them supporters of his father’s GOP presidential campaign. Paul, the son of former Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, joined all but four Republican senators Thursday in voting against a motion to end debate over Hagel’s nomination. GOP leaders are saying that they will not filibuster Hagel indefinitely, but instead want to delay a vote until they have more information about his speeches and finances. “That is also why I voted to not...
  • Smith & Wesson Launches Page Supporting Second Amendment Civil Rights

    02/15/2013 2:41:41 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 18 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--(Ammoland.com)- Smith & Wesson is an American company with a 160-year history that is woven into the fabric of this great nation. We are proud to employ more than 1,600 people who manufacture our products right here in America. We are a strong and proud supporter of the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, particularly the Second Amendment and the rights that it affords U.S. citizens. We support a comprehensive approach to preventing violence in our communities and a thorough evaluation of the challenges we face. However, like you, we do not support an erosion of fundamental rights in the...
  • Time for a non-European Pope?

    02/15/2013 2:40:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, February 16, 2013 | Bertie Halliday, Canadian expert on the Vatican
    Op-Ed - Every time this question is asked, there are visions of a black or a latino or even Asian pontiff. But wait, not so fast. Benedict XVI may have blocked that possibility by packing enough Europeans in the electoral college to name his successor With a Canadian, a Honduran and other Latin Americans among the unofficial front-runners, the Roman Catholic Church could well elect its first non-European since the Great Schism with the Eastern church in the 11th century when it replaces Benedict XVI. But here is a sobering fact. Pope Benedict appointed 67 of the 118 cardinals who...
  • Comcast to Acquire General Electric's 49% Common Equity Ownership Interest in NBCUniversal

    02/15/2013 2:08:12 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced today it will acquire GE's entire 49% common equity stake in the NBCUniversal joint venture for approximately $16.7 billion. Also, NBCUniversal will purchase from GE the properties used by NBCUniversal at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ for approximately $1.4 billion. The acquisition accelerates GE's divestiture ahead of a redemption period that would have begun in July 2014 and solidifies Comcast's position as a leading media and technology company. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of...
  • Senators Ask Hagel Whether the State Dept. Is Controlled By Israel

    02/15/2013 1:59:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Two U.S. senators have written a letter to Chuck Hagel to ask the defense secretary nominee to explain his assertion that "the State Department was becoming an adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry." Hagel, the Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday, made the comment in 2007. "Dear Senator Hagel," Senators Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte write. "Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that in a 2007 speech at Rutgers University regarding America's relationship with the Middle East you remarked that 'the State Department was becoming an adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.' According to notes posted on the internet by a...
  • Who is 'El Chapo' Guzman, Public Enemy Number One?

    02/15/2013 1:49:00 PM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Michael Tarm
    A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city's new Public Enemy No. 1 — the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars. The Chicago Crime Commission announced the move Thursday, saying it considers Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even more menacing than Capone because he's the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which supplies most of the narcotics sold in the city. "Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. ... And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Levin, Stabenow among those asking for funding to help Great Lakes recovery

    02/15/2013 1:56:02 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 15 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Tim Martin
    Michigan’s U.S. senators – Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow – are among those urging the Army Corps of Engineers to allocate money to help the Great Lakes recover from Hurricane Sandy damage. “While the Great Lakes navigation system is threatened due to underfunding, which has been worsened due to lakes levels that have hit record lows, the system also was damaged by Hurricane Sandy,” a group of Midwest senators wrote in a letter Thursday to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy. “This storm covered 900 miles, and impacted 24 states, including states surrounding the Great Lakes. Across the Great...
  • MSNBC Replays Rubio Water Sip 155 Times in One Day, Far More Than CNN and Fox News Combined

    02/15/2013 1:49:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/15/13 | Randy Hall
    The liberal hosts on MSNBC just couldn't get enough of watching U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reach for a glass of water and take a sip during his rebuttal of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, airing the snippet a staggering 155 times during the Wednesday broadcast schedule. Other cable news networks showed the footage far less often. CNN aired it 34 times, and Fox News Channel played it just 12 times -- all of which took place on “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity” while the hosts discussed the media's obsession with the Florida Republican's “watergate” incident. MSNBC's total...
  • Separate Vacations for Barack and Michelle Obama

    02/15/2013 1:35:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    The White House confirms today that President Barack Obama will be vacationing in Florida this weekend. His wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, will be in Colorado. The two daughters will be with Michelle. From the White House press gaggle aboard Air Force One: Earnest confirmed that FLOTUS and her daughters are on a "ski trip out West with family and friends", and won't be with POTUS in Florida this weekend. While the rest of his family will be skiing, Obama is expected to be hitting the links with golf pros and buddies in Florida. Vice President Joe Biden and his...
  • Bear Bombers Over Guam Russian nuclear bombers circle Guam

    02/15/2013 1:29:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/15/13 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam this week in the latest sign of Moscow’s growing strategic assertiveness toward the United States. The Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and were followed by U.S. jets as they circumnavigated Guam on Feb. 12 local time—hours before President Barack Obama’s state of the union address. Air Force Capt. Kim Bender, a spokeswoman for the Pacific Air Force in Hawaii, confirmed the incident to the Washington Free Beacon and said Air Force F-15 jets based on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, “scrambled and responded...
  • NJ Transit paid $14K for 4 employees to go to New Orleans for Super Bowl

    02/15/2013 1:24:15 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    At a cost of more than $14,000, NJ Transit said it sent four employees to the Super Bowl in New Orleans so they could help prepare the agency to handle transportation and security at the event next year at MetLife Stadium. Bills obtained by The Record through an Open Public Records Act request show $7,800 was spent on hotel rooms from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, $5,241 on airfare and $423 in miscellaneous expenses, the newspaper reported Friday. The party was made up of chief of staff of rail operations Rich Andreski, Hoboken rail operations superintendent Joseph Meade III, NJ...