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  • Boehner Idle As GOP Calls For Select Committees On Benghazi

    02/22/2013 11:00:19 AM PST · by paltz · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/22/2013 | Kerry Picket
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has not yet acted on calls from within his own party to form select committees to uncover more information on the attack which killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have suggested the formation of select committees since November 2012, one month after the assault which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other State Department employees. Such select committees could provide a channel for Benghazi survivors to come forward and tell their stories to Congress without legal repercussions from the federal government. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told USA Today on...
  • The Deadly Opposition to Genetically Modified Food

    02/22/2013 10:52:31 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 32 replies
    Slate .com via Instapundit.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Bjorn Lomberg
    Vitamin A deficiency has killed 8 million kids in the last 12 years. Help is finally on the way. Finally, after a 12-year delay caused by opponents of genetically modified foods, so-called “golden rice” with vitamin A will be grown in the Philippines. Over those 12 years, about 8 million children worldwide died from vitamin A deficiency. Are anti-GM advocates not partly responsible? Golden rice is the most prominent example in the global controversy over GM foods, which pits a technology with some risks but incredible potential against the resistance of feel-good campaigning. Three billion people depend on rice as...
  • Bill Maher: “The Israelis Are Controlling Our Government”

    02/22/2013 10:50:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 16, 2013
    MAHER: Based on every statement I’ve heard out of any Republican in the last two years, the Israelis are controlling our government. (Daily Caller’s James) WEINSTEIN: Not the State Department, that’s for sure. (HBO’s Real Time, February 15, 2013) …
  • Task Force recommends keeping 'Stand Your Ground' law

    02/22/2013 10:45:29 AM PST · by rarestia · 3 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Staff
    The Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection released its final report on the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law -- and it recommends that it should not be overturned. The Task Force delivered their final report Friday morning to the Office of the Florida Senate President, Office of the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and the Executive Office of the Governor. "The Task Force concurs with the core belief that all persons, regardless of citizenship status, have a right to feel safe and secure in our state. To that end, all persons who are conducting themselves in a...
  • L.A. union says a lot about itself by endorsing a racist for city council

    02/22/2013 10:45:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EAGnews ^ | February 21, 2013 | Victor Skinner
    United Teachers Los Angeles made a bold and revealing statement about its radical political principles when the union endorsed Ron Gochez for L.A. City Council this month. The endorsement is significant for a couple of reasons. First, Gochez is an extreme left-wing L.A. teacher known for racist, anti-American rants. He also has decades-long ties to the African People’s Socialist Party—which is very open and passionate about its hatred of Jews, whites, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson, Koreans, basically everyone. Second, the UTLA didn’t have to endorse him. The union’s leaders wanted to. …
  • LaHood: Forced cuts mean flight delays, some control tower closures

    02/22/2013 10:42:54 AM PST · by xzins · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 12:38 PM EST, Fri February 22, 2013 | CNN Staff
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  • Blame Jane: Ted Turner's son says Fonda made dad a lib

    02/22/2013 10:34:42 AM PST · by topher · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com | Published February 22, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    Teddy Turner, son of billionaire media mogul Ted Turner and Republican candidate for Congress, said his father’s marriage to Jane Fonda prompted his major left turn. “I was raised in a different time at the Turner household … a very conservative household with capitalism and all of that kind of stuff,” the younger Turner told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
  • The homosexual collective's unholy agenda(Know thy enemy-Warning: Language/Imagery)

    02/22/2013 10:34:18 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | July 21, 2006 | Matt C. Abbott
    An Anti-Culture of Sexual Deviancy One of the unique hallmarks of contemporary society has been the successful organization and politicalization of sexually deviant behaviors. Heretofore, sexual outlaws accepted the prevailing definition of their behavior as "deviant" and remained hidden in the shadows of the criminal underworld. Today they "organize collectively and sound the trumpet of liberation." The Homosexual Collective is one such movement that has constructed a significant "anti-culture" built on sexual deviancy. This "anti-culture" is inclusive and embraces all forms of sexual perversion including homosexuality, autoeroticism, transvestitism, fetishism, sadomasochism and criminal pedophilia and pederasty. *snip* A Revolutionary Ideology and...
  • Family sues Golden Corral over ADA

    02/22/2013 10:34:18 AM PST · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    WESTLAND, Mich., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The owners of a Michigan buffet restaurant are being sued in federal court for allegedly kicking out a family whose children suffer from a rare skin disorder. A lawsuit filed Wednesday against a Westland Golden Corral alleges the restaurant's owners, Kirit and Shakuntla Patel, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to serve the family, The Detroit News reported. The lawsuit alleges that restaurant manager David Robinson approached the family and asked Duford "What is wrong with your baby?" Duford said nothing was wrong and informed the manager about the skin disease. "She...
  • Stunner: ObamaCare-supporting Congressman suddenly not so sure you can keep your insurance after all

    02/22/2013 10:15:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Are you as shocked as Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)? Somehow, I rather doubt it, and I don’t think Jason Mattera is as surprised as the front-page pic suggests, either. Confronted with the new CBO analysis that shows more than seven million Americans will lose their present health-insurance coverage from ObamaCare despite his repeated assertions that no one would lose their coverage, Rep. Engel tells Jason in this Andrea Tantaros Show video debuting exclusively at Hot Air that Congress can always go back and fix what's not working.Funny --- Jason doesn't recall that being mentioned as an option, and neither do...
  • Al-Qaida tipsheet on avoiding drones found in Mali

    02/22/2013 10:12:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/22/2013
    TIMBUKTU, Mali — One of the last things the bearded fighters did before leaving this city was to drive to the market where traders lay their carpets out in the sand. The al-Qaida extremists bypassed the brightly colored, high-end synthetic floor coverings and stopped their pickup truck in front of a man selling more modest mats woven from desert grass, priced at $1.40 apiece. There they bought two bales of 25 mats each, and asked him to bundle them on top of the car, along with a stack of sticks. "It's the first time someone has bought such a large...
  • Has Obama overdone Nightmare on Sequester Street?

    02/22/2013 10:09:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    That's the question Politico asks, but it's really only half of Barack Obama's problem in this standoff: President Barack Obama’s greatest adversary in the latest budget battle isn’t the Republican leadership in Congress — it’s his confidence in his own ability to force a win.He has been so certain of his campaign skills that he didn’t open a line of communication with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell until Thursday, a week before the spending ax hits. And when they did finally hear from Obama, the calls were perfunctory, with no request to step up...
  • Arab Group Claims Western Wall is Muslim

    02/22/2013 10:05:52 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    An Israeli Arab group, "The Al-Aqsa Heritage Institute," on Thursday issued a statement demanding that Israel halt its plans to bring more Jews to the Kotel (Western Wall) - which, the group claims, is holy not to Jews, but to Muslims. In fact, the group says, Israel is "defiling the holiness of the site" by conducting Jewish prayers there. In Jewish tradition, the Kotel is the outer retaining wall of the Holy Temple, which stood on the Temple Mount, approximately at the same location as the Al-Aqsa Mosque. When the Holy Temple was destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago, Jews were...
  • Comcast pulls gun shop ads from cable network

    02/22/2013 9:57:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | Kristen Abraham
    Comcast pulls gun shop ads from cable network Updated: Feb 18, 2013 4:23 PM CST By Kristen Abraham (02/18/13) - A gun shop owner said firearm manufacturers, distributors and retailers are being targeted unfairly after Comcast announces it's dropping all gun shop ads from its nationwide cable network. The cable company recently acquired NBC Universal and this is a long standing policy there. When a local ad agency recently placed an order for Williams Gun Sight in Davison Township, it was denied. Owner Tom Wright said he'll take his business elsewhere. "I thought it was ridiculous, we are a legitimate...
  • Man arrested in shooting death of Ellenwood teen

    02/22/2013 9:47:56 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Consitution ^ | 17 February 2013 | Fran Jeffries
    A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of an Ellenwood teenager on Feb. 5, according to Atlanta police. Darnell Hudson turned himself in on Feb. 15 on a warrant for the murder of 17-year-old Wilton Smith-Muirhead, police said. He was charged and taken to the Fulton County Jail. The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 500 block of James P. Brawley Drive in Atlanta.
  • Teacher Job Satisfaction Hits 25-Year Low

    02/22/2013 8:47:01 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Atlantic ^ | Feb 21 2013 | Emily Richmond
    Teacher job satisfaction has hit its lowest point in a quarter of a century, and 75 percent of principals believe their jobs have become too complex. The findings are part of the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Challenges for School Leadership. Conducted annually since 1984, the survey polled representative sampling of 1,000 teachers and 500 principals in K-12 schools across the country. Only 39 percent of teachers described themselves as very satisfied with their jobs on the latest survey. That's a 23-percentage point plummet since 2008, and a drop of five percentage points just over the past year. Factors...
  • Whoa: Columbine Survivor Pens Powerful Letter to Obama on Gun Rights

    02/22/2013 9:44:01 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Mr. President, As a student who was shot and wounded during the Columbine massacre, I have a few thoughts on the current gun debate. In regards to your gun control initiatives: Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons The evidence is very clear pertaining to the inadequacies of the assault weapons ban. It had little to no effect when it was in place from 1994 until 2004. It was during this time that I personally witnessed two fellow students murder twelve of my classmates and one teacher. The assault weapons ban did not deter these two murderers, nor did the other thirty-something...
  • Packing Heat With Hot Coffee: "Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day"

    02/22/2013 9:37:34 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    http://washington.cbslocal.com/ ^ | February 22, 2013 | CBS DC
    STERLING, Va. (CBSDC) — If you enjoy packing heat while sipping a hot cup of coffee, Friday is your day. Firearms owners and gun rights advocates are heading to local coffee shops to celebrate “Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day.” It’s their way of saying ‘thank you’ to the Seattle-based coffee franchise for — as they see it — not infringing on their Second Amendment rights.
  • Buying a Gun? States Consider Insurance Rule

    02/22/2013 9:32:34 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | MICHAEL COOPER and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
    Lawmakers in at least half a dozen states, including California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, have proposed legislation this year that would require gun owners to buy liability insurance — much as car owners are required to buy auto insurance. Doing so would give a financial incentive for safe behavior, they hope, as people with less dangerous weapons or safety locks could qualify for lower rates. “I believe that if we get the private sector and insurance companies involved in gun safety, we can help prevent a number of gun tragedies every year,” said David P. Linsky, a...
  • DHS Wants to Help You Become a Cybersecurity Fed

    02/22/2013 9:29:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    nextgov.com ^ | 2/22/13 | Brittany Ballenstedt
    Comments The Homeland Security Department has launched a new online resource that makes cybersecurity career and training information more readily available to federal employees and the public. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies website is part of an effort to elevate cybersecurity awareness as well as educate the government and public about education, careers and workforce development opportunities available in the cybersecurity field. “DHS is committed to working with our partners in academia and throughout the private sector to develop the next generation of cyber professionals to protect against evolving cyber threats,” said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. “NICCS...