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  • Bankers Abandoned Obama -- But the Rest of the Rich Held Surprisingly Strong

    11/14/2012 9:52:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 14, 2012 | Nate Cohn
    In 2008, long before stress tests and Dodd-Frank, then-Senator Barack Obama excelled in the rich enclaves where much of New York’s financial class lives. Obama made staggering gains among one-percenters in the wealthiest areas of western Connecticut, where as many as one-quarter of adult males work in the financial sector. In New Canaan, where Brian Williams owns a home and the median income exceeds $175,000, Obama lost by just 6 points after Kerry lost by 22 points four years earlier. Nearby Greenwich, where you can find Mel Gibson, Regis, and Madoff's kids, voted for Obama by 8 points. ..................................................... The...
  • Obama to open ‘fiscal cliff’ talks with call for $1.6 Trillion in new revenues

    11/14/2012 9:19:01 AM PST · by mojito · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/2012 | Daniel Strauss
    President Obama is taking a tough opening stance in talks over deficit reduction, pushing Republicans to accept a plan that calls for $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over the next ten years, according to reports. The figure is double the $800 billion last discussed by the White House and House Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio) during their 2011 negotiations on raising the debt-ceiling limit. The president’s plan is based on his most recent budget proposal, which sought the $1.6 in new revenues by targeting the wealthy and corporations. The president and congressional lawmakers are set to meet at the White House...
  • Lot next to Obama's Chicago home for sale

    11/14/2012 9:17:10 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 14, 2012 | Mary Ellen Podmolik
    Another home-buying opportunity has surfaced in President Obama’s neighborhood, this time right next door. The owners of the famously vacant land next to Obama’s home in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood are trying to sell the 50’-by-150’ lot at 5050 S. Greenwood Ave.,for $899,000.
  • David Petraeus’s Secret Trip to Libya After the Benghazi Attack

    11/14/2012 9:01:27 AM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11/13/2012 | Eli Lake
    Last month, as the FBI was closing in on his affair with Paula Broadwell and the political fight over Benghazi was heating up, David Petraeus made an undisclosed trip to Tripoli, Libya. The purpose of the trip, according to congressional and U.S. officials, was to examine what remained of the CIA’s presence in the country after the United States abandoned the agency’s base and nearby U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi after the Sept. 11 assassination of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. More than two months after the Benghazi attack, congressional committees are asking for more information about the former CIA director’s...
  • Obama Admin,Democratic Party,UN Will Cancel the 2nd Amendment(Pried From My Cold Dead Hands)

    11/14/2012 8:05:17 AM PST · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Technorati ^ | Jly 12 , 2012 | Edmunk Jenks
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may prefer “No Labels” but in his case, many feel “gun grabber” is a pretty fitting one. As part of his misguided crusade to tighten up gun laws nationally, The New York Times reports that Hizzoner sent undercover cops to gun shows in Arizona and found they were violating the law. Image Credit: weaselzippers.us The Obama Administration, The Democrat Political Party, And The UN Will Cancel The 2nd Amendment Do the words LAME Duck mean anything to you? What does international treaty and its application to the laws of a sovereign country mean...
  • Obama Dances With Big Labor!

    11/14/2012 8:37:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-14-2012 | MOTUS
    Yesterday Big Guy had several of his biggest fans and supporters in for tea: All rock stars in their own right (Big Unions and Big Community Organizing): Rubin Justin (MoveOn.org), DickieTrumka (AFL-CIO), Mary Kaye Henry (SEIU) And as promised, they received nothing butt good news from Big Guy: (snip)Obama saying they were united with the president on how to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” and prevent more financial hardships next year. That of course would be by preserving the tax cuts for middle class families that were first put in place by the Bush administration, and that Big Guy voted...
  • To all you Anti-Birthers who said we have to defeat Obama at the ballot box...

    11/14/2012 8:14:02 AM PST · by DiogenesLamp · 293 replies
    today | DiogenesLamp
    A lot of people who were against us "birthers" said the issue was nonsense, and a distraction, and that we should quit wasting time on it because "we have to defeat Barack Obama at the ballot box." As a person who saw how the media swindled us out of the 2008 election, I never took it as a given that we would be ABLE to defeat Obama at the ballot box. Why would the media not do the same thing to us in 2012? Given that the election fraud perpetrated by Democrats had been taken to an entirely new level...
  • Petraeus displays symptoms of Sudden Suicide Syndrome

    11/14/2012 8:12:35 AM PST · by publius321 · 19 replies
    I don't want to be insensitive but depending on what he is willing to share with nothing left to lose - talking about his potential vulnerability to becoming a victim of sudden suicide could help inoculate him....
  • Meet the Psychologists Who Convinced You to Vote for Obama

    11/14/2012 8:09:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Dashiell Bennett
    President Obama's re-election team has already been lauded for its mastery of data and organziation, but a feature in today's The New York Times looks at another secret, and more subtle, weapon: Behavioral science. Reporter Benedict Carey talks to some of the members of the campaign's "COBS" team, an informal group of unpaid advisors who shared their knowledge on the latest academic research and theories on how to influence the public's knowledge behavior. Publicly, the group—which it gave itself the name of "consortium of behavioral scientists"—where just friendly volunteers offering advice. None of the social scientists and psychologists who took...
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • Inhofe: ‘Does anyone really believe that Obama was unaware of this investigation until recently?’

    11/14/2012 7:58:08 AM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/2012 | Caroline May
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe expressed doubt Tuesday evening that President Barack Obama did not know about the investigation into now former CIA Director David Petraeus. “With the close relationship that the president has with Attorney General Holder and the regular FBI briefings he receives, does anyone really believe that Obama was unaware of this investigation until recently?” Inhofe, a senior member of Senate Armed Services Committee and a member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asked in a statement. On Tuesday, Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president learned of the “situation regarding General Petraeus on Thursday” and was...
  • Petraeus friends Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam share financial troubles

    11/14/2012 6:18:21 AM PST · by RummyChick · 19 replies
    tampa bay times ^ | 11/14 | montgomery & scherzer
    TAMPA — In late September, a U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and the head of the Central Intelligence Agency sent letters to a court in Washington, D.C., testifying that a single mom in Tampa named Natalie Khawam was fit to parent her 4-year-old son. Gen. John R. Allen praised Khawam — the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman who sparked an FBI investigation that exposed retired Gen. David Petraeus' affair — for her "maturity, integrity and steadfast commitment to raising her child." Petraeus told the court Khawam "dotes on her son and goes to great lengths — and great...
  • Obama Rewards Romney-Threatening MoveOn With White House Meeting

    11/14/2012 6:18:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 4 replies
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama invited MoveOn to a meeting with him at the White House on Tuesday just weeks after the liberal group threatened Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with violence. The invitation came as part of Obama’s ‘fiscal cliff’ series of meetings this week with Congressional leaders, business leaders, and unions and left wing supporters. MoveOn’s executive director Justen Ruben attended Tuesday’s White House meeting alongside leaders of the Center for American Progress, the SEIU, AFL-CIO, NEA, AFSCME and others. Days before the presidential election MoveOn released a video ad produced by the leftist filmmaker Michael Moore that called for...
  • Barack Obama's Election And The Looming Crisis Of Liberalism

    11/14/2012 5:51:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 12, 2012 | Charles Kadlec
    What does Barack Obama’s re-election as President mean for the future of the United States and for the President’s place in history? Both liberals celebrating his electoral victory, and conservatives who fear for the future of the country, may be surprised by the thoughtful, serious and provocative answer to this question in: I Am the Change, Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism by Charles Kesler, best known as the editor of the Claremont Review of Books, but also a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute. Full disclosure, this columnist is...
  • Look Who's Refusing To Compromise To Avoid The Fiscal Cliff

    11/14/2012 4:13:59 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/13/2012 | IBD Staff
    Budget Talks: If President Obama wants to get a deficit deal done to avoid the fiscal cliff, his biggest challenge won't be Republicans, but his own hard-core left-wing supporters. Two days after the election, Obama's favorite economist, Paul Krugman, set the tone for the intransigent left in a column titled: "Let's not make a deal." Boiled down, his advice to Obama was this: Don't give in to any Republican demands, even if doing so would "inflict damage on a still-shaky economy." After all, Obama would be better positioned to "weather any blowback from economic troubles." Krugman's advice may be disturbingly...
  • Did Freedom Win?

    11/14/2012 4:00:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | John Stossel
    Democrats won big last week. So government will continue to grow. Individual freedom will yield. At least some people with records of supporting liberty were elected: Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona and U.S. Reps. Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio in Michigan and Thomas Massie in Kentucky. Also, Washington and Colorado voted to allow any adult to use marijuana. (But users beware. Your newfound freedom may be short-lived thanks to that extraordinary human being in the White House -- you know, the one who smoked pot when he was in school. Despite promising that he wouldn't, he has cracked down on...
  • Putin: Obama Plans to Visit Russia

    11/13/2012 8:59:30 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Russian president Vladimir Putin claims President Barack Obama is planning to visit Russia, the outlet RIA Novosti reports. "US President Barack Obama has confirmed plans to visit Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Russian president’s spokesman said on Tuesday," the Russian outlet reports. "Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Obama made the statement when Putin called a second time to congratulate the US president on his reelection."
  • THE FOUR D'S FROM OBAMA'S 'WIN'

    11/13/2012 9:06:40 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 8 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | November 12, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    As I watched the election results indicating the incomprehensible re-election of Barack Obama, I was struck by a myriad of strong, fluctuating emotions:
  • Guns, Gold And Four More Years

    11/13/2012 8:42:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sam Rolley
    Most conservatives believe that the re-election of President Barack Obama is going to bring dire economic circumstances over the next four years, which could possibly drive the Nation into total collapse.The belief is likely not far-fetched considering the current state of affairs in American economics as the United States hurls toward a “fiscal cliff” which will combine rising tax rates and government shutdowns, the government prepares to raise its debt limit again to the tune of $2.4 trillion and the number of Americans out of work continues to trend at dismal levels.All of the ominous headlines about the shape of...
  • Petraeus Personally Investigated Benghazi Attack

    11/13/2012 8:41:14 PM PST · by forty_years · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | JONATHAN KARL
    In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief and other CIA personnel who were in Benghazi on Sept. 11 when the attack occurred. The Libya stop was part of a six nation trip to the region. Petraeus intended the review as a way to prepare for his upcoming testimony before Congress on Benghazi. "He was looking forward to testifying," a Petraeus friend told ABC News. "He wanted to be fully prepared." Petraeus' friend...
  • Glenn Beck's Current Take on Secession

    11/13/2012 8:25:48 PM PST · by publius321 · 41 replies
    A great deal of discussion has taken place on conservative message boards today due to the fact that Glenn Beck has referred to those in twenty states who have signed petitions to “secede” from the union. These petitions seemed peculiar to me since it would be the job of their elected state legislators to secede if such an activity were to take place, not individual citizens. As I elaborated in my video today, on his radio program Glenn has repeatedly urged listeners to move from northern states to Oklahoma and Texas. The inference is obvious. Yet, he implies that people...
  • Ohio food stamps for low income families will be reduced in January 2013(told after election)

    11/13/2012 8:24:57 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 38 replies
    examiner ^ | November 12, 2012 | TOMICA BONNER
    The Toledo Blade reported on Monday that the state Department of Jobs and Family Services will begin reducing food stamps for Ohio residents beginning in 2013. Reduction estimates should total $50 per family which is about $520 million worth of yearly groceries from a total of 869,000 households. ..... This amount was determined by the federal department and Ohio can do nothing to change the outcome. ... “This is a federal issue,” said Joel Potts, executive director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Directors’ Association. “It is what it is. They have a formula. ... We just...
  • Secession Petitions: Links to each state

    11/13/2012 8:19:20 PM PST · by DBCJR · 34 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 11/13/12 | Liza Demmel
    Secession Petitions 11/13/12 7:23 PM PST Alabama 24918 http://1.usa.gov/RB4tEV Alaska 5364 http://1.usa.gov/SKxPPG Arizona 16073 http://1.usa.gov/TYqfV5 Arkansas 17754 http://1.usa.gov/W6bNrC California 8838 http://1.usa.gov/RB561d Colorado 16945 http://1.usa.gov/THuKAY Connecticut Delaware 5918 http://1.usa.gov/QEUwcg Florida 26930 http://1.usa.gov/Sl6YcC Georgia 3653 Georgia 25705 http://1.usa.gov/T2ioWK Hawaii 108 http://1.usa.gov/W6cvFu Idaho 2515 http://1.usa.gov/ZEDoUt Illinois 971 Illinois 2340 http://1.usa.gov/UnBHpq Indiana 15852 http://1.usa.gov/RW2gU9 Iowa Kansas 5475 http://1.usa.gov/PSzGoF Kentucky 14681 http://1.usa.gov/XCJBSt Louisiana 31638 http://1.usa.gov/W6cSQv Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan 15291 http://1.usa.gov/SZPZ2w Minnesota 1692 http://1.usa.gov/T2xOKJ Mississippi 14477 http://1.usa.gov/X53RNB Missouri 15112 http://1.usa.gov/RB6zEO Montana 10894 http://1.usa.gov/UncZpg Nebraska 4536 http://1.usa.gov/SZQJVu Nevada 7694 http://1.usa.gov/TDpdtf New Hampshire 2395 http://1.usa.gov/T2jLEJ New Jersey 11327 http://1.usa.gov/STP81j New Mexico 1311 http://1.usa.gov/TYsjMV New York 12430 http://1.usa.gov/W2HEhJ...
  • Wealthy Dump Assets Amid Worries About Going Over 'Cliff'

    11/13/2012 7:54:41 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 23 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Robert Frank
    For many of the wealthy, 2012 is becoming a good year to sell. They're worried about the "fiscal cliff," which is when tax cuts expire and spending cuts are set to go into effect at the end of the year. Fearing an increase in capital gains and dividend taxes, many of the rich are unloading stocks, businesses and homes before the end of the year. Wealth advisors say that with capital-gains taxes potentially going to 25 percent from 15 percent, and other possible increases in the dividend tax, estate tax and other taxes, many clients are selling now to save...
  • 45,000 laid off since the election

    11/13/2012 7:04:30 PM PST · by null and void · 49 replies
    Since the election: (Updated 11/13/12 at 7:00M PST)Layoff numbers Organization # Laid off Running total Sector Notes AMD 400 400 Electronics American Coal 54 454 Energy Ameridose 790 1244 Health Art Gallery of Windsor 12 1256 Art Gallery Canada Associated Milk Producers Inc 130 1386 Agriculture ATI 172 1558 Education Atlantic Club 80 1638 Gaming Atlantic Lotto Corp 16 1654 Gaming Bartikowsky Jewelers 25 1679 Retail Business closure Bayou Cane 7 1686 Government Firefighters Brake Parts LLC 75 1761 Automotive Bristol-Myers Squibb 479 2240 Health Career Education Corp 900 3140 Education Caterpillar 100 3240 Construction Eq Center for Hospice and...
  • OK, Here's Barack Obama's Opening Offer

    11/13/2012 7:05:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/13/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Later this week, Obama will have his first face-to-face negotiations over the Fiscal Cliff. In a post that came out this afternoon, The Washington Post's Zachary Goldfarb nicely summarized Obama's opening offer: Obama’s previous proposal called for raising $1.6 trillion in new taxes on the wealthy by allowing tax rates to increase, imposing a new special tax on millionaires and limiting deductions for the wealthy. He also proposed $340 billion in health-care and entitlement savings, continuing $1.1 trillion in spending cuts already passed into law and generating another $1 trillion in savings through the end of the wars in Iraq...
  • Reporters as Prostitutes II

    11/13/2012 6:42:33 PM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | November 13, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    The only differences between many American political reporters and prostitutes is that prostitutes understand what type of business they are in and prostitutes provide something of value to the people who pay them. One of reasons Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney is because most political reporters at the Main Stream Media (MSM) are essentially prostitutes. They are partisan Obamista Democrats whose motto is "ours is not to question why. Ours is but to lie and lie." They apparently believe their duty is to make their fellow Democrats look good and the Republicans look bad. If wealthy Republicans want to improve...
  • Petition seeks Kansas secession from the United States because of Obama's re-election

    11/13/2012 6:33:10 PM PST · by kathsua · 15 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | November 13, 2012 | Scott Rothschild
    Now that the election is over, apparently a lot of people, including some in Kansas, want to secede from the United States. As of Tuesday evening, nearly 4,600 people had signed a petition urging that the state of Kansas withdraw from the United States and create its own government. The online secession petitions, which number about 20 so far, were prompted by the re-election of President Barack Obama. The petitions appear on a White House website called "We the People," which the administration uses to hear from people on what policies they would like to see. If a petition gets...
  • NEW: RI (Democrat) Lobbyist Gave $300,000 Loan to Sister of Jill Kelley

    11/13/2012 3:10:16 PM PST · by Arthurio · 108 replies
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 GoLocalProv News Team A prominent Rhode Island lobbyist and Democratic fundraiser gave a $300,000 personal loan to the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman tied to the love affair that ended CIA Director David Petraeus’ career, court documents show. Bankruptcy records filed by Natalie Khawam last April list Gerald Harrington, the founder of the Capitol City Group, as an unsecured creditor on the loan. Khawam owes nearly $4 million in total. The loan was first reported by the New York Post. A message left at Harrington’s Providence law firm was not immediately returned. The Post...
  • MILLER: Guns blazing since election

    11/13/2012 5:57:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Obama’s second term driving firearms sales to new heightsPresident Obama’s re-election has sent Americans running to the gun stores. Sales of firearms and ammunition are way up in reaction to Mr. Obama saying during the debates he wants to ban everything from “cheap handguns” to common hunting rifles with scary-looking features. The two publicly traded U.S. gunmakers have seen investors flock to their stock since Nov. 6. Sturm, Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson are both up over 15 percent, while the broader markets were down over the same period. Gun dealers are seeing the same rush at their...
  • Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulence (Benghazi actually mentioned!)

    11/13/2012 5:37:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulenceBy JOSH GERSTEIN | 11/13/12 4:21 PM EST President Barack Obama and his aides touted his strengths on foreign policy and national security during the campaign, arguing his accomplishments are so significant that they buttress his case for a second term. Now, just days after his reelection, Obama’s national security team is facing the most dramatic upheaval of his presidency. CIA Director David Petraeus is out because of a sex scandal. The commanding general in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, finds himself ensnared in the same flap. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to call it...
  • Benghazi: US Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine

    11/13/2012 4:47:38 PM PST · by LSUfan
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 13 Nov 2012 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The Center for Security Policy presents a panel discussion Benghazi: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Featuring nationally-recognized experts and authors: Dr. Andrew G. Bostom - author of Sharia versus Freedom (Prometheus Books, October 2012). Dr. Bostom's earlier publications include The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History and The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims . He posts regularly at http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog. Diana West - author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character (St. Martin's Press, April 2013). Ms. West's earlier publications...
  • Obama Set to Crush American Business with Diabolical ‘Juggernaut’ Of Racial Discrimination Lawsuits

    11/13/2012 3:46:26 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 18 replies
    Patdollard.com ^ | Pat Dollard
    If your organization has a policy or practice that doesn’t benefit minorities equally, watch out: The Obama administration could sue you for racial discrimination under a dubious legal theory that many argue is unconstitutional. President Obama intends to close “persistent gaps” between whites and minorities in everything from credit scores and homeownership to test scores and graduation rates.
  • Energy Potential vs. Energy Limitations (Another promise broken by Dear Leader)

    11/13/2012 2:51:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Energy Collective ^ | November 13, 2012 | Mark Green
    Think about how a new IEA projection – that our vast shale resources will let the U.S. overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s largest oil producer by 2020 – fits with last week’s decision by the administration to remove more than 1.5 million western acres from oil shale development. Short answer: Not very well. Although we’re talking about two different shale resources – one that yields oil and/or natural gas when fractured and one containing solid material that converts to liquid oil when heated – this is about two approaches to America’s energy future and what’s possible if...
  • (IBD) Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By Obama Administration To Hide Benghazi Truth?

    11/13/2012 2:20:46 PM PST · by raptor22 · 178 replies
    Petraeus Scandal: An affair that was known to the FBI for months and kept from congressional oversight committees might explain his complicity in a false narrative of the Benghazi terrorist attack and the order to "stand down." The addition of sex to Benghazigate adds a dimension sure to keep the scandal going and one that does indeed make Watergate seem like a third-rate burglary. The affair admitted to by Gen. David Petraeus, now our former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, might have attached blackmail or the potential for blackmail to a scandal we have already called a case of...
  • The Obamacare Nightmare Comes True

    11/13/2012 1:39:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A bunch of CEOs are in Washington. These people are beside themselves. They're having to hire outside consultants to pore through the Obamacare legislation and advise them, tell them what they have to do to comply. And they are asking for some kind of relief. You've got John Schnatter at Papa John's pizza, the Applebee's people and a number of other restaurant chains are saying, "We have no choice." If they're gonna keep our products priced where they are, which is the price they've all determined is the most sensible for profit stability and affordability for customers,...
  • This Woman Lost Her Job Over What She Said About Obama

    11/13/2012 2:11:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 72 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 9, 2012 | by Jason Howerton
    The message got the attention of the Secret Service and her employer, Cold Stone Creamery. She was promptly fired and the company spent much of Thursday responding to angry tweets about the woman’s post,” FOX40 reports. “This employee is no longer w/the (sic) company & her disgraceful and completely unacceptable comments do not reflect our views,” the company tweeted via its official Twitter account. Helms had deleted her post and deactivated her Facebook account, but the damage was done. What may be even more disturbing than her post, is the fact that she initially didn’t appear to be remorseful at...
  • The Obamacare Nightmare Comes True (cost to businesses)

    11/13/2012 1:46:53 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A bunch of CEOs are in Washington. These people are beside themselves. They're having to hire outside consultants to pore through the Obamacare legislation and advise them, tell them what they have to do to comply. And they are asking for some kind of relief. You've got John Schnatter at Papa John's pizza, the Applebee's people and a number of other restaurant chains are saying, "We have no choice." If they're gonna keep our products priced where they are, which is the price they've all determined is the most sensible for profit stability and affordability for customers, they're gonna...
  • PRUDEN: The web of deceit about Benghazi begins to fray

    11/13/2012 1:33:44 PM PST · by Arthurio · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wes Pruden
    What did the president know, and when did he know it? Of what steel are the Republicans in Congress made? We’re about to find out. Big scandals from little leaks grow. Watergate was at first only “a third-rate burglary.” Bubba thought he was only trying to cover up the details of a failed real-estate scheme down on the White River. Humiliation, resignation and even an impeachment followed. History warns presidents that second terms are never Sunday picnics, and the unfolding — exploding is more accurate — of the story of what really happened on a violent night in Benghazi, Libya,...
  • Sic Semper Tyrannis

    11/13/2012 1:28:45 PM PST · by walford · 27 replies
    Natural Law/Natural Religion ^ | 11/13/12 | walford
    Obama secession petitions: 34 of 50 states petitioning the president to secede It's unclear whether these petitions are a nod to dissatisfaction that some conservatives think may soon match Civil War proportion,or not. However, the utter contempt for the Obama administration indicated by this petition drive, which appears to be on its way to all fifty states, is very clear. ==================== Commentary by walford Greetings from Virginia. These petitions at the very least make an explicit statement that, in the aftermath of the most recent election, many of us are finding ourselves in a country that is no longer a...
  • DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: Petraeus scandal 'disturbing,'(should have been reported)

    11/13/2012 1:18:55 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 13 replies
    CNN Soledad O'Brien ^ | November 13, 2012 | unspecified
    video transcript at 1:45) "I agree with Secretary Panetta who said that we absolutely there should have been notification of the intelligence congressional leadership, as is the proper protocol, long before it occurred." "The Big Four are supposed to be notified." "It is not about politics."
  • Obama's re-election drives gun sales

    11/13/2012 1:08:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | November 9, 2012 | Aaron Smith
    Gun sales are up in the wake of Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday, driven by fears of tighter regulations under a Democratic president, especially for firearms that might be classified as assault weapons. "Sales are up," said John Kielbasa, owner of Fernwood Firearms in Hankins, N.Y. "I had a guy waiting here first thing in the morning [after the election.] He came in, bought two AK-47s." Kielbasa said that he sells semiautomatic versions of the fully automatic Kalashnikov rifles, as is permitted by law. He said the demand for semiautomatic rifles is being stoked by memories of the assault weapon...
  • Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary

    11/13/2012 12:59:44 PM PST · by mojito · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/13/2012 | Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller
    President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. John O. Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, is a leading contender for the CIA job if he wants it, officials said. If...
  • Eric Holder to Stay as Attorney General

    11/13/2012 12:12:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney General Eric Holder apparently has enough " gas left in the tank ." He's staying in his position as the head of the Department of Justice for Obama's second term. President Obama is holding on to Eric Holder as the nation’s top law-enforcement official, The Post has learned. The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term, and Holder has agreed despite enduring a firestorm of criticism from Republican lawmakers. “I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him [Holder] to stay, but the important guy does, and that’s all that...
  • Cornel West: Obama A ‘Republican In Blackface,’ Black MSNBC Hosts Are ‘Selling Their Souls’

    11/13/2012 12:02:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Mediate ^ | November 12, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    (I apologize if this has already been posted. I can't get the search function to work.) During an interview last week with Democracy Now, author and activist Cornel West offered harsh criticism of President Barack Obama, calling him a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface” and not someone who is actually looking out for the best interests of the impoverished. The prominent social critic also lashed out at black MSNBC personalities, accusing them of “selling their souls” in support of a president who has been anything but progressive. “I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on...
  • Ominous futures this morning. Are companies 'Going Galt'?

    11/13/2012 11:45:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Terry Ponick
    The futures don’t look so hot this morning before the opening bell. As of 8:50 a.m. EST, Dow futures are down nearly 70 points. S&P and NASDAQ futures look pretty much as bad, down nearly 9 and 20 points respectively. While yesterday’s action seemed relatively benign, it wasn’t, as lots of sectors were getting hammered but, due to low semi-holiday volume, this wasn’t readily apparent. Our utilities got hit so hard we had to exit via percentage stops, and we’ll probably need to pare back what energy and banking issues we still have today. The “fiscal cliff” again is the...
  • Labor to press Obama on tax hike for wealthy

    11/13/2012 8:47:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jennifer Liberto and Adam Aigner-Treworgy
    A cadre of top labor leaders is headed to the White House on Tuesday to press their concerns about the fiscal cliff. Topmost on their list: Tax hikes for the wealthiest Americans, and protection from cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other programs for low income families. Attending the meeting are leaders representing teachers, municipal employees, nurses, truck drivers, grocery store clerks, and factory floor workers, among others. The fiscal cliff is the most pressing issue facing the President, who won reelection last week. If Congress doesn't act in the next seven weeks, it will deliver a one-two punch...
  • Petraeus Scandal May Reveal ‘Dereliction of Duty’ By Holder

    11/13/2012 9:37:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 13, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The head of the House Homeland Security Committee said Attorney General Eric Holder may have committed a “real dereliction of duty” if he didn’t immediately report the investigation into former CIA Director David Petraeus to President Obama. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said on CNN last night politics “could have been” in play if that was the case. “The fact that this became an FBI investigation to begin with, then to me, once Director Petraeus came within the scope of the investigation, it’s almost unprecedented for the FBI to be investigating the director of the CIA,” King said, making a case...
  • Petition to Deport Petition Signers

    11/13/2012 8:54:54 AM PST · by Music Producer · 15 replies
    White House Petition Site ^ | 11-13-2012 | Dean Haskins
    Somebody has posted a petition asking that those who have signed the "peaceful secession" petitions be deported. So, I started a petition to deport them (fighting liberal moocher ignorance with like ignorance). Please sign my petition so that we'll win the playground fight! Click Link to Petition
  • Obama huddles with labor leaders, liberal activists

    11/13/2012 8:47:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012
    President Obama is hosting a closed-door White House meeting Tuesday morning with labor leaders and liberal activists to discuss his stance in negotiations with House Republicans on the looming budgetary fiscal cliff. One day later, Mr. Obama plans to have a similar private discussion with business leaders. Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the Tuesday's gathering, which is being billed as a discussion of "the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit," according to a White House release. Several labor leaders plan on attending, including Mary Kay...