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  • Sex offenders’ $1.2M tab

    02/25/2013 6:12:12 PM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 02/25/2013 | Erin Smith
    The state’s most dangerous sex predators ran up a $1.2 million taxpayer-funded legal tab last year by quietly using an obscure provision in state law that lets them hire public defenders to go behind closed doors and argue to keep their identities and whereabouts secret, a Herald review found. Since 2003, when the state ordered the most dangerous, or Level 3, sex offenders be posted on a public website, convicts have flooded the Committee for Public Counsel Services with requests for lower, laxer classification. Since then, the public defenders’ office has had to shell out skyrocketing sums for lawyers to...
  • 2013 Lobby Day & Rally (ALBANY, NY)

    02/25/2013 6:07:00 PM PST · by panaxanax · 5 replies
    NYSRPA ^ | 25 Feb. 2013 | New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
    Come lobby your legislators on gun rights, meet with your friends and voice your displeasure! The SAFE ACT Must Go!! Special Guest Speaker NRA President David Keene
  • Chris Matthews Offers To Help Hillary’s 2016 Campaign: ‘We’ll Get You In There’

    02/25/2013 6:04:11 PM PST · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    According to TV critic David Zurawik, MSNBC's hiring of ex-Obama officials David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs makes the so-callend news network almost "a bona fide organ of state propaganda." Hours after this was published Monday, Hardball's Chris Matthews offered his services to Hillary Clinton - along with those of MSNBC contributors Howard Fineman and Joan Walsh - in order to get her elected president in 2016 (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): At the end of a lengthy discussion about Clinton's chances in 2016 - never mind that Election Day is 44 months away! - Walsh said, "I think...
  • Borking Immigration Hawks

    02/25/2013 6:00:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2013 | John O'Sullivan
    Mario, I really think we are going to have to sit down around a decent bottle of Argentinean Malbec and thrash these matters out amicably. So, in the meantime, I don’t want to throw a match onto the tinder you’ve been gathering around the stake for your auto-da-fe. You should at least modify your condemnation of immigration hawks, since you are the one going up in flames. Very briefly, here’s why: You are alleging that immigration hawks are not conservatives and don’t deserve conservative allies because some of them are (coercive) population controllers. In order to make this stick logically,...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-25-13

    02/25/2013 5:48:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-25-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Mr. President, Time To Go "Line-by-Line" Through The Budget, Instead of Raising Taxes... Again

    02/25/2013 5:04:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 4 replies
    Mr. President, Time To Go "Line-by-Line" Through The Budget, Instead of Raising Taxes... Again As the President has been known to say from time to time, let's go "line-by-line" through federal spending and find ways to save money, instead of raising taxes.
  • Obama’s Paycheck Exempted from ‘Sequester’

    02/25/2013 5:00:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/25/13 | Penny Starr
    CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama won’t have to worry about his paycheck if the spending sequestration included in the Budget Control Act that he signed into law in 2011 begins taking effect this Friday. A report published last month by the Congressional Research Service--“Budget Sequestration and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules"--identifies certain programs that are exempt from sequestration and lays out special rules that govern the sequestration of others. Section 255 of the Budget Control Act includes “Compensation for the President” as one of those exemptions (Page 19).
  • Alabama GOP Demands that Shelby Retract Support from Hagel

    02/25/2013 4:58:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/25/13 | Quin Hillyer
    The Steering Committee of the Alabama Republican Party has taken the rare step of officially demanding that one of the state’s two GOP U.S. Senators change a publicly announced position in a high-profile Washington battle. Specifically, the state party leaders have passed a resolution demanding that Sen. Richard Shelby “reconsider and reverse his decision to support Senator [Chuck] Hagel to be Secretary of Defense.” The resolution, passed early this afternoon, blasts Hagel for statements “favorable toward” countries “that we believe to be enemies of the United States of America,” and also criticizes him for “not being a supporter of Israel,...
  • Congressman @SteveStockmanUS Exposes Obama's Anti-Gun Spambots

    02/25/2013 4:53:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Finally, at least one Republican is getting tech-savvy: A Texas Republican on Monday said President Obama’s gun control campaign is a fraud based on fake messages over Twitter. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) accused Obama of trying to make support for his position look stronger than it really is by flooding Twitter with messages from people who don’t exist. . . . Stockman said that in response to Obama’s call for people to tweet their congressman in support of gun control legislation, he received just 16 tweets. But he said all of these messages were identical, and that a closer look...
  • Farrakhan: Hagel Says What I've Been Saying for 30 Years

    02/25/2013 4:42:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Farrakhan: Hagel Says What I've Been Saying for 30 Years Daniel Halper February 25, 2013 5:45 PM National Review Online reports that Chuck Hagel has been endorsed by Louis Farrakhan. The Nation of Islam head likes Hagel because he sounds just like himself. “Now look, Senator Hagel is hated by the Jews because he wrote in his book that the United States Senate, quote, is an institution that does not inherently bring out a great deal of courage. Most of the time members play it safe and adopt an ‘I’ll support Israel’ attitude,’” said Farrakhan. “AIPAC comes knocking with a...
  • CPAC: Chris Christie’s not invited this year

    02/25/2013 4:38:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/25/13 | Allahpundit
    I have my issues with him just like you do, but c’mon. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are conservative enough to speak at CPAC but not Christie? He’s the current vice chair of the RGA and will be chairman next year for the midterms. He’s headed for a landslide reelection victory in a deep blue state, where his approval rating is currently the highest for a New Jersey governor in the 17 years since Quinnipiac started tracking that. He’s one of the few members of the party with a national profile who’s reasonably well liked by voters across the board....
  • Fox Reporting HUGE Explosion in Damascus

    02/25/2013 12:10:53 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 111 replies
    Just now.. breaking on Shepard Smith's show. Huge explosion in Damascus.
  • Batman 'Joker' child-killer claims 'no choice'

    02/25/2013 4:22:08 PM PST · by k4gypsyrose · 5 replies
    France24 ^ | 2/25/13
    No excerpt, AP story
  • License-plate recognition has its eyes on you (36 million location scans and counting)

    02/25/2013 4:20:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    SD city beat ^ | 2/20/13 | Jon Campbell
    Where’s your car? Well, dude, it’s in a huge Orwellian police database. That might seem like the plot of a bad movie, but since around 2010, police agencies in San Diego County have quietly used a network of sophisticated devices called license-plate readers (LPR) to monitor and record the movements of thousands of everyday drivers. Even as you read this, police cars equipped with LPR are patrolling the streets, automatically scanning and photographing every license plate in sight, tagging each with a GPS coordinate and filing the information away. For years. With 36 million scans and counting—an average of 14...
  • DOJ to Federal Judge: We Can Force Your Wife to Violate Her Religion

    02/25/2013 4:08:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 25, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - While presenting an oral argument in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last fall, a lawyer for the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that the Obama administration believed it could force the judge’s own wife—a physician—to act against her religious faith in the conduct of her medical practice. The assertion came in the case of Tyndale House Publishers v. Sebelius, a challenge to the Obama administration’s regulation requiring health-care plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. Tyndale is a for-profit corporation that publishes Bibles, biblical commentaries and other religious works. Tyndale House...
  • USAF Photo of the Evening: Deterrent Extraordinaire

    02/25/2013 3:49:20 PM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 45 replies
    ChamorroBible.org ^ | June 16, 2005 | USAF Staff Sgt. Eric T. Sheler
    U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber sitting on the flight line at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, USA. Via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-200905.htm (medium, large) The Photographer  Staff Sgt. Eric T. Sheler, United States Air Force  
  • Flashback 2007 - Obama Laments Big Donors 'Get Access'

    02/25/2013 3:48:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/25/13 | staff
    President Obama announcing his run for President in 2007 in Springfield, IL: "And as people have looked away in disillusionment and frustration, we know what's filled the void. The cynics, and the lobbyists, and the special interests who've turned our government into a game only they can afford to play. They write the checks and you get stuck with the bills, they get the access while you get to write a letter, they think they own this government, but we're here today to take it back. The time for that politics is over. It's time to turn the page."
  • Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at age 96

    02/25/2013 3:11:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 25, 2013
    Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died peacefully at his home on Monday, Dartmouth College said. He was 96. Koop served as surgeon general from 1982 to 1989, under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He was outspoken on public health issues and did much to elevate the office of the surgeon general. [Snip] He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Dartmouth College, Weill Cornell Medical College and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Koop was the author of more than 200 articles and books. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of...
  • Tax on gas could rise this summer (CA)

    02/25/2013 2:54:17 PM PST · by South40 · 14 replies
    As if we don’t already pay enough for gas in California, come this summer we may be taxed on it even more by the state. The tax Californians pay for each gallon of gas they buy — called the excise tax — is expected to increase 3.5 cents per gallon in July to 39.5 cents per gallon. The state Board of Equalization - charged with setting the rate since 2010 - will meet Tuesday in Culver City to consider about a 10 percent increase because previous tax collections fell short of budgeted amounts. The excise tax isn’t the only one...
  • WashPost's Wan Presents Chinese Communist Government, Vatican on Equal Moral Plane

    02/25/2013 2:47:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/25/13 | Ken Shepherd
    Ken Shepherd's picture In a 41-paragraph front-pager today, the Washington Post's William Wan looks at how the "New pope will be challenged by strained ties with China." "A reset is possible as both sides introduce new leadership," added a subheadline. The website version had a wildly different headline, "For China's Catholics, new pope brings hope." Throughout his article, Wan used language that suggested that the Vatican and the Communist Chinese dictatorship were on the same moral plane (emphases mine): BEIJING — Of the long list of problems the next pope will inherit once the white smoke rises in Rome, few...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 25,2013

    02/25/2013 2:44:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 25, 2013 | Mark Levin
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    02/25/2013 2:32:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 312 replies
    And we're no longer lagging behind the pace. We're leading it!! Makes me want to break out in song, "We're going to make it after all." We can do this!! Click the link above or by mail to Free Republic - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794 Let's get'er done!! Thank you all very much!! FReepers are absolutely the greatest!! God bless.
  • Team Obama spamming fake twitter messages to support gun control

    02/25/2013 2:27:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    "Obama's anti-gun campaign is a fraud," Stockman said. "Obama's supporters are panicking and willing to do anything to create the appearance of popular support, even if it means trying to defraud Congress," he added. "I call upon the president to denounce this phony spam campaign."Stockman said that in response to Obama's call for people to tweet their congressman in support of gun control legislation, he received just 16 tweets. But he said all of these messages were identical, and that a closer look at them revealed that only six were from real people.
  • Trusts Offer a Legal Loophole for Buying Restricted Guns

    02/25/2013 2:26:28 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 25, 2013 | ERICA GOODE
    A growing number of shooting enthusiasts are creating legal trusts to acquire machine guns, silencers or other items whose sale is restricted by federal law — a mechanism that bypasses the need to obtain law enforcement approval or even undergo criminal background checks. The trusts, called gun trusts, are intended to allow the owners of the firearms to share them legally with family members and to pass them down responsibly. They have gained in popularity, gun owners say, in part because they may offer protection from future legislation intended to prohibit the possession or sale of the firearms. But because...
  • Oregon gun control bill attracts national publicity; sponsor says it appears dead on arrival

    02/25/2013 2:17:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jeff Mapes
    A bill promoted by Ceasefire Oregon to ban many semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity gun magazines generated a national outcry over the weekend from angry pro-gun activists. Even Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, the c hief sponsor of House Bill 3200, said the bill as introduced goes too far in not only banning the sale of these weapons but in limiting each gun owner to continue possessing just one of these firearms. Greenlick said he also disagrees with a provision that would allow the state police to investigate gun owners who possess one of these weapons to make sure they are safely...
  • Stocks slump on sequestration, Italy fears

    02/25/2013 2:09:23 PM PST · by John W · 12 replies
    money.msn.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Charley Blaine
    The Dow falls 216 points in its worst day since November, as investors worry that spending cuts will harm the economy. The Italian election, meanwhile, unsettles those who thought Europeans were getting their act together. When Monday began, a lot of investors and traders could be excused for thinking the stock market was holding up quite well -- considering the worries about cuts in federal spending and a resumption of worries about political and economic instability in Italy. But the stock market slid during the day, and then just plain tanked. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 216 points...
  • Gun Control Activist Who Was Shot at VaTech: ‘College Campuses Actually One of the Safest Places

    02/25/2013 2:07:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/25/13 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - Colin Goddard, who was shot several times in the Virginia Tech shooting massacre and now works as assistant director of federal legislation for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said Friday that college campuses are “one of the safest places you can be in this country.” “College campuses are actually one of the safest places you can be in this country. People aged between 18 and 24 who live on college campuses are one of the constituencies that are least likely to ever get hit by bullet, and if you live anywhere else but a campus, that...
  • An awful loss, a beautiful life, a daunting task

    02/25/2013 2:03:30 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Tim Carney
    John Paul smiles at his brother Joey. (Photo: Katie G. Carney) Timothy P. Carney Senior political columnist The Washington Examiner Nothing can prepare you for seeing your one-year-old nephew in a casket. Nothing can take away his parents' agony. And nobody could have expected how much good work this helpless baby would do in 14 months. John Paul Kilner was born with an advanced case of spinal muscular atrophy. Nearly paralyzed at birth, his body deteriorated further as he grew. My sister-in-law Elena and her husband Pat brought JP home as soon as possible, and began the 24-hour a...
  • White House says $500K won't guarantee Obama meeting

    02/25/2013 1:47:46 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    White House says $500K won't guarantee Obama meeting Posted by CNN Political Unit (CNN) - After reports that top donors to the political group formed by President Barack Obama's campaign team would be granted quarterly access to the president, the White House stressed Monday the new organization would remain independent from administration activities. But White House Press Secretary Jay Carney didn't deny that donors to the group, called Organizing for Action, could attend meetings with Obama or members of his staff. "Administration officials can meet with them, including the president, but the fact of the matter is this is an...
  • Check Out Today's Incredible Spike In FEAR

    02/25/2013 1:42:42 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Check Out Today's Incredible Spike In FEAR Joe WeisenthalFebruary 25, 2013If you wanted to digest it all in one chart, it might be this one: A chart of the VIX -- aka "The Fear Index" -- which measures how much people are trying to buy protection against a big downside drop using options. It went ballistic today. This is raw fear, as people buy protection against a big drop.Via Stockcharts.com
  • Progressive USA endangering ‘gun control’ foot soldiers

    02/25/2013 1:41:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/25/13 | David Codrea
    Forget that The Daily Caller is reporting Progressive USA’s claim that NRA donated $10,000 to Debbie Halvorson, and that the contender for the Congressional seat vacated by disgraced anti-gun head case Jesse Jackson Jr. calls for “Universal Background Checks and registration of all firearms … Making sure that background checks work so people do not fall through the cracks in the National Data Base [and] Ending the Gun Show loophole” on her campaign website. Those who play political chess will tell us Halvorson opposes banning semi-autos and some such, while hard-liners will point out the prospective ban is likely to...
  • Obama Snubs Media Again: 'Clear Out the Press So We Can Take Some Questions'

    02/25/2013 1:37:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/25/13 | John Nolte
    If it mattered, the dismissive way Obama treats the media coupled with his lack of transparency would be troubling. But it doesn't matter. Even if the president was as transparent as glass, the media would still cover up anything that might politically damage him. So the fact that Obama treats the media like the lackeys they are, is actually very amusing and all kinds of satisfying. The media's been whining about "access" for 10 days now and as a result, today, Obama pretty much laughed in their collective faces with this: “What I want to do is clear out the...
  • Alabama makes scholarship offer to eighth-grader

    02/25/2013 1:34:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 25, 2013 | Tom Fornelli
    Alabama's 2013 recruiting class was wrapped up earlier this month, but for Nick Saban it's never too early to start the process of lining up recruits for Alabama's 2017 class. The Crimson Tide hosted a junior day over the weekend, and one of the players who showed up was Dylan Moses out of Baton Rouge, La. Though Moses is not a junior in high school. He's not even in high school yet, but that didn't stop the eighth-grader from picking up a scholarship offer. [Snip] What makes this all a bit crazier is that Alabama isn't even Dylan's first...
  • Obama Mega-Donor Honored at Oscars

    02/25/2013 1:32:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    In addition to Michelle Obama’s surprise appearance at the Oscars ceremony last night, DreamWorks CEO and Obama mega-donor Jeffrey Katzenberg was recognized for his philanthropic and humanitarian achievements.Katzenberg received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (an “honorary Oscar”) in September 2012, and was honored again on Sunday during the live festivities.The ultra-wealthy Hollywood tycoon and long-time liberal benefactor was one of the most prolific donors during the 2012 election cycle, giving more than $3.2 million to Democratic candidates, committees, and super PACs. Most of that money ($3 million) went to Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama super PAC that the president had...
  • GOLDMAN: The Gold Market Selloff Is About To Accelerate

    02/25/2013 1:27:43 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Matthew Boesler
    GOLDMAN: The Gold Market Selloff Is About To Accelerate Matthew Boesler February 25, 2013, 3:57 PM Last week, gold came under heavy fire from the sellers. The shiny yellow metal fell below the $1600 mark for the first time in a while, and it even hit the "death cross" – a technical indicator formed when the 50-day average gold price dips below the 200-day average – indicating rapidly deteriorating sentiment. After all of that, gold is rebounding nicely today. Right now, it's trading up around 1.4 percent against the dollar at $1595 per ounce. Nonetheless, Goldman Sachs, which has put...
  • Italy Election Jars Wall Street; Dow Falls 216 Points

    02/25/2013 1:22:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 25 Feb 2013 04:01 PM | (Newsmax wire services)
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded more than 200 points Monday in a late sell-off that analysts blamed on concerns about Italy’s elections. … The election showed a surprisingly strong performance by Beppe Grillo, whose 5 Star Movement has capitalized on a wave of voter disgust with the ruling political class. Another surprise has been the return as a political force of billionaire media mogul Silvio Berlusconi, who was forced from the premiership at the end of 2011 by Italy’s debt crisis, and whose forces now had a strong chance of capturing the Italian Senate. …
  • MARKETS FREAK OUT (-217), YEN SURGES AFTER SHOCK SPLIT VOTE IN ITALY: Here's What You Need To Know

    02/25/2013 1:14:58 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Sam Ro
    MARKETS FREAK OUT (-217), YEN SURGES AFTER SHOCK SPLIT VOTE IN ITALY: Here's What You Need To Know Sam RoFebruary 25, 2013 Huge swings in the Japanese yen, euro, and U.S. dollar came in the wake of some wild news out of Japan and Italy. First the scoreboard: Dow: 13,784, -216.9 pts, -1.5 percent S&P 500: 1,487, -27.7 pts, -1.8 percent NASDAQ: 3,116. -45.5 pts, -1.4 percent And now the top stories: * Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Japan would be sending a Haruhiko Kuroda to head the Bank of Japan. Kuroda, the head of the Asian Development Bank,...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country: ‘Kyrzakhstan’

    02/25/2013 1:00:08 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 February 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Newly minted Secretary of State John Kerry is sweeping through Europe and the Middle East on a nine-nation tour, meeting with top global heads to forge diplomatic relations — and, apparently, even creating new countries. Mr. Kerry was trying to praise diplomats who were working on behalf of the United States in the Central Asian region, but in doing so, he created a new country. He thanked the diplomats for their work in “Kyrzakhstan,” according to various media reports, and credited their efforts in “support [of] democratic institutions in Kyrzakhstan and Georgia.” The National Review suggests Mr. Kerry could have...
  • Anything New in the Cold Fusion /LENR World?

    02/25/2013 12:57:51 PM PST · by count-your-change · 13 replies
    New Energy Times ^ | 2/22/2013 | Steven B. Krivit
    Don't look for any cold fusion powered cars or water heaters. However this is an excellent article about one theory that purports to explain what LENR is and how it supposedly produces excess heat. The article deals with some of the background infighting over the spoils that come later. This is last part of the article and I think the most interesting: (Bushnell is a NASA scientist) "Unless Bushnell wants to suggest that he is privy to classified information, his suggestion of a slow-acting LENR experiment with extremely high-heat production that would melt windows is not believable. Bushnell also does...
  • Robert Gibbs: I was told not to 'acknowledge' drones

    02/25/2013 12:46:36 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/2013 | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says he was instructed when he joined the administration not to “acknowledge” the existence of America’s drones program. “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you’re not even to acknowledge the drone program,” he said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hayes.” “You’re not even to discuss that it exists.” Gibbs, who stressed that he was speaking only for himself, called that dynamic “crazy” and said that the lack of transparency surrounding the drones program “undermines” broader confidence in government.
  • FDA Approves Genentech’s Kadcyla (Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine), the First Antibody-Drug Conjugate...

    02/25/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Business Wire via IBD ^ | 02/22/2013 | NA
    FDA Approves Genentech’s Kadcyla (Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine), the First Antibody-Drug Conjugate for Treating HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer New Personalized Medicine Helped People in Phase III Study Live Longer, Compared to Standard Treatment -- SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kadcyla™(ado-trastuzumab emtansine or T-DM1) for the treatment of people with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC) who have received prior treatment with Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and a taxane chemotherapy. Kadcyla is the fourth medicine from Genentech to receive FDA approval for...
  • John Kerry jokes about killing George Bush [in case you missed it]

    02/25/2013 12:45:08 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 18 replies
    YouTube --> Hannity Colmes --> Bill Maher ^ | 2006 ?? | John Kerry on Bill Maher show
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HoaC3iRx44 http://newsbusters.org/node/8175 Maher: You could have went to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone. Kerry: Or, I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.
  • “Egypt slams Israeli policy on Palestinian prisoners”

    02/25/2013 12:44:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/25/2013 18:15 | (JPost.com Staff, Khaled Abu Toameh
    Egypt on Monday condemned Israeli policies concerning Palestinian prisoners in light of the death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jadarat in Israeli custody over the weekend, Kuwait News Agency KUNA reported. In a press release, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr warned that the continuation of Israeli policies will lead to an explosion of the situation in the region, according to the report. KUNA cited Amr as saying he holds Israel responsible for any deterioration of the situation and calling on the international community to take a firm stance against Israel’s “inhuman practices against the Palestinian prisoners.” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas...
  • Military Draft Registration Could Come To An End

    02/25/2013 12:43:39 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | February 25, 2013 | Nathan Francis
    Military draft registration could be coming to an end as two lawmakers are on a campaign to abolish the Selective Service System. Rep. Peter DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, and Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado, are the ones leading the charge to end military draft registration. They say the agency wastes millions of dollars each year preparing for the possibility of a military draft, The Associated Press noted.
  • Will Sen. Tom Coburn Buy Off on the "Schumer Sell-Out"?

    02/25/2013 12:42:37 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 9 replies
    Gon Owners of Americia ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer's staff is leaking out to the press the Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is "on the verge" of caving in and agreeing to a ban on private gun sales -- and requiring virtually every American to get the government's approval before exercising their constitutional right to become a gun owner. According to The Washington Post (2/23/13), the remaining sticking point is Coburn's reluctance to require a 4473 for every private transaction. Were this to occur, ATF's practice of going into gun stores and copying all the 4473's -- a practice which has been documented by GOA --...
  • Grand Central Terminal Bomb Scare Reroutes Trains, Fires Up Twitter

    02/25/2013 12:39:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | February 24, 2013 11:02pm | Jess Wisloski
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority shut down service of its shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central on Sunday night, and briefly had 4, 5 and 6 trains bypassing the station after a bomb scare halted activity to the transit hub, according to MTA officials. The NYPD would not comment on whether or not there had been a bomb threat in the station, and initially referred all inquiries to the MTA. At 9:40 p.m. a spokeswoman for the MTA subway system confirmed that the Times Square shuttle had been shut down, and 4, 5 and 6 trains were skipping the station...
  • Marriage group will 'take out' GOPers who support same-sex unions

    02/25/2013 12:27:05 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 02/25/2013
    A national group that has spent millions to defend the traditional definition of marriage has pledged to spend $500,000 against any Republicans who vote to legalize same-sex marriage. The move comes less than a week after Republican state Sen. Branden Petersen of Andover said he was considering becoming a co-author of a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. “Republicans like Branden Petersen don’t realize that not only is voting to redefine marriage a terrible policy, it is also a career-ending vote for a Republican,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage. “NOM will do everything in...
  • FCC Roughed Up in D.C. Circuit on Comcast-Tennis Case

    02/25/2013 12:25:59 PM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Multichannel news ^ | Feb 25 2013 - 2:55pm | John Eggerton
    Judges Have Issues with Statute of Limitations on Carriage Complaint, First Amendment Implications of Remedy A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals heard the case of Comcast vs. the FCC on Monday, challenging the FCC's first-ever finding in favor of a program carriage complaint and its imposition of a carriage remedy. While the judges usually wield a gavel, in this case is was more like a hammer, with the FCC mostly on the receiving end. Between the serious First Amendment issues with the FCC's carriage remedy expressed by Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the contract issues on which Judge...
  • Are gun owners the new smokers? Agenda 2013

    02/25/2013 12:11:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 21, 2013 | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    Oregon gun owners cheered by the demise of Sen. Ginny Burdick's proposals to ban large magazines and scary-looking semiautomatic weapons should leave the Champagne in the fridge for the time being. The Legislature's gun-control advocates are still hard at work, and the direction in which they're heading would create problems for law-abiding citizens over the long term and, perhaps, do nothing to enhance public safety. We're leery of slippery-slope arguments, but two concepts supported by Burdick and Sen. Floyd Prozanski, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, could grease the transformation of concealed-handgun policy into something resembling smoking policies around the...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,February 25-March 1,2013

    02/25/2013 11:34:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
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