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  • Banks may shrink for good as layoffs near 160,000

    11/16/2012 9:39:51 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | Sarah White
    (Reuters) - Major banks have announced some 160,000 job cuts since early last year and with more layoffs to come as the industry restructures, many will leave the shrinking sector for good as redundancies outpace new hires by roughly two-to-one. A Reuters analysis of job cuts announced by 29 major banks showed the layoffs were much bigger in Europe than in Asia or the United States. That is a particular blow to Britain where the finance industry makes up roughly 10 percent of the economy. The tally of nearly 160,000 job cut plans, meanwhile, is likely to be a conservative...
  • Another Four Years of Failed Obama Economy

    11/16/2012 9:43:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 11 replies
    NewsBlaze ^ | 11/16/12 | Nurit Greenger
    You voted for it, this is what you are going to live with and you have dragged the rest of the nation with you!For edification, Marxism is the political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, later developed as the basis for communism. In this social format, the takers win, the government and its cronies, those who control the masses win.Obama's America is heading toward economics, dictated from above, redistribution and allocation of wealth and resources according to the decisions of a committee of the elite with unified and tyrannical concepts, its members know better than anyone...
  • FLASHBACK 2011: Illinois Braces for Tax Increases

    11/16/2012 9:41:29 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | January 13, 2011 | DOUGLAS BELKIN, LAUREN ETTER and ILAN BRAT
    Facing one of the biggest budget shortfalls of any state, Illinois took the risky step of jacking up income and corporate taxes even as its economy struggles to shake off the recession. In a deal hammered out by the state's Democratic leadership, the lame-duck legislature pushed through a 67% increase in the state income tax and a 45% increase in the corporate tax. The new income-tax rate would add about $1,040 to the tax bill of a family of four earning $60,000 a year, and the new corporate rate would move the state into the top 10 among corporate taxers...
  • Religious conservatives’ uphill battle (Obama won the total Catholic vote by a small margin)

    11/16/2012 9:34:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/2012 | Michael Gerson
    The Catholic Church — a politically and ethnically sprawling institution — has no natural home on the American ideological spectrum. Neither major party combines moral conservatism with a passion for social justice. So Catholic leaders have often challenged Democrats to be more pro-life and Republicans to be more concerned about immigrants and the poor. But President Obama’s first term was a period of unexpected aggression against the rights of religious institutions. His Justice Department, in the Hosanna-Tabor case, argued against the existence of any “ministerial exception” to employment rules. Obama tried to mandate that Catholic schools, hospitals and charities offer...
  • North: Sexting with the Stars

    11/16/2012 9:27:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 16, 2012 | Oliver North
    Washington, DC - For two months, the so-called mainstream media all but ignored the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in four dead Americans. What actions the Obama administration took before, during and after the bloody assaults on the U.S. consulate and a CIA outpost should have been a legitimate election issue. But the Romney campaign only raised the disaster once — and then avoided it like an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Now that the election is decided, the Fourth Estate is on the story. Though the president never mentioned the Benghazi debacle in his prepared...
  • 'Real-time' video shows Benghazi drama, but questions remain

    11/16/2012 9:21:50 AM PST · by mojito · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/16/2012 | Staff
    Thanks to testimony and "real-time" video, lawmakers said they got their clearest picture yet Thursday of the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya, though questions and tensions remain as to how President Barack Obama's administration handled the matter. Republicans and Democrats who attended closed-door sessions of the House and Senate intelligence committees described what they heard and saw as informative, albeit not necessarily conclusive. [....] Legislators saw a "real-time film (showing) exactly what happened" on September 11 in Benghazi, starting before the attack began up "through the incident and the exodus," said Feinstein. A source familiar with...
  • Petraeus Testifies That He Knew Benghazi Was Terrorism Immediately … But CIA Info Was Changed?

    11/16/2012 9:01:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Jan Morgan ^ | 11.16.2012 | Jan Morgan
    For two hours, David Patraeus testified before lawmakers today. The most pertinent information from that testimony was this: the information and talking points intelligence turned over to the White House regarding the Libya attack, were CHANGED after they were handed over to the White House. The one question that has not been answered is WHO MADE THESE CHANGES BEFORE THEY WERE HANDED TO RICE for release? Whoever made this change is responsible for the dispersal of UNTRUTH to the American people and the world regarding the motives behind the attack. Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his...
  • Our National Malinvestment In President Obama Will Bring Painful Consequences

    11/16/2012 8:59:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/16/2012 | Mark Spitznagel
    The choice for the status quo made in last week’s presidential election was an uninformed one—at no fault of the voters—made in the fog of monetary distortion and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s continuous campaign of disinformation. President Barack Obama managed to overtake Republican challenger Mitt Romney on the exit poll question “Who is better for the economy?” and a strong majority of Obama voters felt that the economy is better off than four years ago. Indeed, anyone (particularly Bernanke) would concede that without the Fed’s zero interest rate policy we would be experiencing a far worse economy—the true Obama-Keynesian...
  • Obama Or America--Clarity On Irreconcilable Differences

    11/16/2012 8:18:49 AM PST · by Ohioan · 16 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | November 15, 2012 | William Flax
    From a Conservative perspective, the election, November 6th, was a disaster. This American, as literally tens of millions of others, spent several days in near despondency, not only over the result, but over a successful methodology employed to distract, undermine, smear & intimidate, to provide victory to a man whose whole adult life has been an exercise in disrespect for our principles, customs, heritage & peoples. Yet the fog cleared, and with it any doubt about the road ahead.
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Ninth Week in Office

    11/16/2012 8:13:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/16/12 | Nachum
     President Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Ninth Week in Office11/15/2012It's 3am and nobody's therePresident Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandy´s devastation on the Big Apple for the first timeSandy victim to Obama: Where have you been?Obama, in Front of Church Devastated by Sandy: 'I'm Here' to Fix it As sex scandals surface, Panetta developing ethics training for generals?ObamanomicsBanks told by Fed to test for 12% unemploymentWeekly jobless claims rise to 439KFHA Nears Need for Taxpayer FundsN.J. lost nearly 12,000 jobs in OctoberSmithfield Plant to Layoff Workers in 2013 (520 jobs in Virginia)... Inflation Nudges UpJobless Claims...
  • WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

    11/16/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    WHITE HOUSE ^ | November 16, 2012 | na
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Require Barack Obama To Allow The Public Examination Of His Birth Certificate Records & His College & University Records We The People request the Obama Administration to require Barack H. Obama to authorize the public examination of his birth certificate records together his college and university records. We have all seen the document produced by The White House which has been declared suspect by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but The People request that Barack Obama authorize the State of Hawaii to release all related information concerning his birth in the State. We also request that...
  • There We Went Again (MSM far more powerful than conservatives believe)

    11/16/2012 8:00:49 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 41 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Matthew Sheffield and Noel Sheppard
    Most observers of the 2008 presidential campaign -- even including some liberals after the fact -- were shocked and appalled by the media's pro-Barack Obama sycophancy. Unfortunately, the intentional and unintentional advocacy of the media on behalf of Obama was even worse in 2012. There are many reasons why the conservative movement failed to achieve electoral success this year, but perhaps one of the most significant is the enduring power and influence of the left-dominated "mainstream" media. The 2012 cycle demonstrated that left-wing journalists have far more sway on Americans' opinions than many conservatives have been willing to admit. While...
  • Benghazi is a Murder Investigation!

    11/16/2012 7:36:24 AM PST · by chrisnj · 22 replies
    11/16/2012 | Chrisnj
    Greta V. S. : Benghazi is a Murder Investigation
  • (Video) War on Papa John Threatens Obama's Fast Food Based Recovery

    11/16/2012 7:21:11 AM PST · by publius321 · 10 replies
    http://youtu.be/OnjPJiaXC4A ^ | 11/16/2012 | Scott Ryan
    My morning drive analysis.
  • Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System..401K at risk?

    11/16/2012 7:16:48 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 70 replies
    National seniors ^ | 11/11/2012 | National Seniors
    A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning. The hearing, held in the Labor Department’s main auditorium, was monitored by NSC staff and featured a line up of left-wing activists including one representative of the AFL-CIO who advocated for more government regulation over private retirement accounts and even the establishment of government-sponsored annuities that would take the place of 401k plans. "This hearing was set up to explore why Americans...
  • Please sign the Petition: DEMAND An Investigation Into Benghazigate

    Special Operations Speaks DEMANDS an Independent Investigation to Uncover Potential High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Benghazigate http://specialoperationsspeaks.com/petition/benghazigate-petition-hawks
  • Unlocking Obama's Economic Vision (Spoiler: It's Blurry)

    11/16/2012 5:30:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | S. E. Cupp
    Wednesday’s press conference marked the first occasion journalists have had to question the President directly – about anything – in eight months, and President Obama tipped his hat on his plans to confront the coming fiscal cliff with chastened House Republicans. In short, he will probably raise tax rates for the wealthy. But thanks to an explosive and, as my colleague Donny Deutsch put it, testosterone-fueled defense of UN Ambassador Susan Rice, a lot of what the President also said about his plans to reduce the deficit went ignored. That’s a shame – they were quite illuminating. Before Obama’s “bring...
  • Election 2012 Marks the End of Evangelical Dominance in Politics

    11/16/2012 4:57:28 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jonathan Merritt
    Ever since Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, evangelicals have been a powerful political force. Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority organization were credited in part with Reagan's election, having registered millions of evangelicals to vote. Their influence would only grow over the next 25 years: Evangelicals were instrumental in Reagan's reelection, the Republican Revolution of 1994, and both of George W. Bush's victories. But on November 6, 2012, their reign came to an end. "I think this [election] was an evangelical disaster," Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, told NPR. He's right, but it wasn't for...
  • How's That Obamacare Waiver Workin' Out for Ya?

    11/16/2012 4:00:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Exactly two years ago this week, the Obama administration announced it had issued more than 100 waivers en masse to a select group of companies, unions and other health insurance providers seeking relief from the onerous federal health care law. The Obamacare waiver winner's club now totals 2,000. Where are they now? Answer: In the same miserable boat as every other unlucky business struggling with the crushing costs and burdens of the mandate. Among the first and most prominent recipients of the Obamacare waivers for favors were large restaurant chains that provide low-wage, seasonal and part-time workers with low-cost health...
  • REQUEST FOR HELP FINDING SOURCE: Benghazi and Talk Radio Research

    11/16/2012 1:14:17 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 7 replies
    Can you help me find a link to a transcript or an audio copy of two separate talk radio interviews on or about September 13 or September 14, 2012 from sources that were in Libya and knew about the gun running Chris Stevens was doing for Obama and why Obama wanted Amb. Stevens dead? It was a late night radio talk show,heard in the Central Time Zone either the night of Sept 12, or the night of Sept 13, and had two separate people giving detailed facts about Benghazi.
  • Hitler Endorsed by 9 to 1 in Poll on his Dictatorship, but Opposition Is Doubled

    11/15/2012 9:41:02 PM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 20, 1934
    Berlin, Monday, Aug. 20 -- Eighty-nine and nine-tenths per cent of the German voters endorsed in yesterday's plebiscite Chancellor Hitler's assumption of greater power than has ever been possessed by any other ruler in modern times. Nearly 10 per cent indicated their disapproval. The result was expected. The German people were asked to vote whether they approved the consolidation of the offices of President and Chancellor in a single Leader-Chancellor personified by Adolf Hitler. By every appeal known to skillful politicians and with every argument to the contrary suppressed, they were asked to make their approval unanimous. Nevertheless 10 per...
  • Obama’s war on energy is a war on jobs: Natural gas gives the economy much-needed boost

    11/15/2012 10:30:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2012 | William C. Triplett II
    Three hours west of Washington, D.C., U.S. Route 50 emerges from the West Virginia forest in a gentle curve. On the south side of the highway rises an enormous natural gas drilling rig. To its left and slightly behind it is a gas separation plant under construction. This is the “wet gas” portion of the Marcellus shale-gas play that underlies Appalachia. The separation plant will divide the wet gas into propane, pentane, butane and the like. In front of the rig and closest to the highway is a kind of filling station with color-coded fittings instead of hoses on the...
  • CCAC cutting hours to avoid health-care mandate

    11/15/2012 9:08:45 PM PST · by knak · 38 replies
    Community College of Allegheny County will trim hours for about 400 of its part-time workers to avoid having to provide them with health insurance coverage, the school's president, Alex Johnson, said Thursday. Mr. Johnson told members of Allegheny County Council that complying with the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare, would have cost CCAC $6 million annually for part-timers who have been working at least 30 hours per week. Affected employees include both adjunct faculty and maintenance workers. CCAC has an annual operating budget of about $110 million and is facing reductions in county support...
  • "The List", Obama Voter Fraud

    11/15/2012 9:18:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Nachum
    Obama Voter Fraud11/15/2012Citing high number of rural black voters, Maine GOP chair suspects "improprieties" at the polls19,605 to zero is statistical proof of outright vote fraud in 2012 presidential election22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A ShamDiscrepancies Found in Election Results from Several Swing States Florida sends auditors to investigate voting irregularities, as Rep. West holds out hope11/14/2012Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouseBIG LIST of vote fraud reports11/13/2012Up to 10 percent of the ballots cast at a polling station in Pennsylvania reverted to a default, which gave Barack Obama a vote...
  • Intel officials struggle to explain early denials of militant groups involved in Benghazi attack

    11/15/2012 8:05:30 PM PST · by forty_years · 24 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | netWMD Staff
    Today, speaking of the the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, we heard some strong and common sense words: ... "This administration has lied to the American people about this tragedy," Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., said. "The arrogance and dishonesty in all of this is breathtaking. Let's not stonewall this issue and cover up mistakes, which seems to be what is going on today." ... Why was the Obama administration, speaking through its U.N. mouthpiece Susan Rice, so adamant that, "a spontaneous protest over an anti-Muslim video had evolved into an attack on the American consulate?" In...
  • We could have had it All if we allowed God to go Before Us

    11/15/2012 7:05:18 PM PST · by publius321 · 8 replies
    And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. II Chronicles 14:11 Sadly, we could have had both prosperity -and- a great awakening if we had sought first the kingdom of God as our founding fathers did. Following is my opinion of the Republican Party’s problem from back in...
  • Zero Votes for Romney, 'Dozens of Black' Voters Prompt Cries of Voter Fraud

    11/15/2012 5:52:09 PM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    More than 500 Pennsylvania voters registered complaints about election procedure to the state this election, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele. "All of these complaints have been forwarded to the appropriate county board of election for review, and if county officials feel it is warranted, [there will be an] investigation," Aichele said in a statement.
  • CNN: PETRAEUS TO TESTIFY HE KNEW LIBYA WAS TERRORISM 'ALMOST IMMEDIATELY'

    11/15/2012 4:29:22 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 474 replies
    Just a few minutes ago on CNN, Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reported that a high-placed source informed her that former CIA Chief David Petraeus will use his upcoming testimony to amend his previous testimony. According to this source, Petraeus will tell the closed door congressional hearing that he knew "almost immediately" that the September 11 anniversary attack on our Libyan consulate was a terrorist attack committed by the al-Qaeda-linked militia Ansar Al Sharia.
  • Calling All Christians: The LORD desires prayer for Obama/Government if He is to give him wisdom.

    11/15/2012 4:30:09 PM PST · by ROTB · 110 replies
    God TV ^ | 11/12/2012 | Wendy Alec
    I sensed the lord saying: it is time to stop. It is time for a complete turnaround of my people. It is time to pray. And as my people, as my church, rises up across the nation and the nations of this world to pray pray fervently for president Obama; pray fervently for the government; pray fervently for the white house that we will see in the land of the living that we will see a change in the direction of the white house that we will see a change a transformation even of policies and it will be my...
  • Banks told by Fed to test for 12% unemployment

    11/15/2012 3:47:54 PM PST · by Obadiah · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ronald D. Orol
    The Federal Reserve is asking 30 big banks to make sure their capital can withstand a deep recession in which the unemployment rate rises to 12%. The Fed, which first required big banks to conduct “stress tests” in 2009, laid out three scenarios lenders have to test against. The goal is to ensure that the firms have enough capital to continue operations during stressful economic times.
  • Intel officials struggle to explain Libya talking points, pressure on Petraeus to clear the air

    11/15/2012 4:01:55 PM PST · by forty_years · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Staff
    Top intelligence officials struggled to explain to lawmakers Thursday why their initial talking points after the Libya attack minimized the role of militant groups, putting pressure on former CIA Director David Petraeus to set the record straight in another round of closed-door hearings Friday. Lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees heard testimony Thursday in private meetings with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell. But Fox News was told there were heated exchanges on the House side, particularly over the talking points that administration officials relied on in the days after the Sept....
  • Romney and McCain slam Obama

    11/15/2012 3:11:11 PM PST · by Arthurio · 16 replies
    November 15, 2012 Romney and McCain slam Obama As President Obama spent his first post-election press conference saying that he wanted to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans, he found himself debating two former GOP presidential contenders: Mitt Romney, who blamed his defeat in part on Obama’s “gifts” to supporters, and Sen. John McCain, who pledged to block a possible nomination of Susan Rice as secretary of state. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.
  • Andrew Kohut: Misreading Election 2012

    11/15/2012 3:22:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 13, 2012 | Andrew Kohut
    Postelection talk of "lessons learned" is often exaggerated and misleading, and so it is in 2012. A week after President Obama won re-election, two themes are dominant. First, that Mr. Obama kept his job because key elements of his base—notably young people, African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans—turned out for him. Second, that the growing size of these voting blocs represents a decisive challenge for the Republican Party. Both points are true, but most observers are overstating the gravity of the GOP's problem. In particular, they are paying too little attention to how weak a candidate Mitt Romney was, and how much...
  • Fisker's Big Fundraiser is Going Out of Business

    11/15/2012 3:07:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 15, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The venture finance operation that raised money for crony capitalist investorsKleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, and their green tech firms like electric car companyFisker Automotive ($193 million paid in stimulus loan guarantees) and fuel cell manufacturerBloom Energy, is shutting down, according to a Fortune report. Advanced Equities, Inc. had recently been reprimanded by the Securities and Exchange Commission and by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for misleading investors and for breach of contract with its brokers. Fortune cited sources that said AEI brokers were told last week that Monday would be their last day. Crain’s Chicago Business confirmed that...
  • The Reality of Economic Decline Surfaces After Obama's Reelection

    11/15/2012 1:31:29 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/15/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Initial jobless claims rose to 439,000, their highest level since May 2011. And no, it isn't due to SuperStorm Sandy. Rather, it was increases in Ohio and Pennsylvania that led the surge. Continuing jobless claims spiked as well, their highest point since March 2012. Meanwhile, the Empire State Manufacturing Survey of General Businesss Conditions improved from -6.16 in October to -5.22 in November. The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook of General Conditions fell to -10.7 from an October reading of +5.7. Meanwhile, The Dow Jones Industrials continue their post election slide. Oogh!
  • Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System (Occupy Your Savings)

    11/15/2012 12:47:45 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 116 replies
    A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning.
  • President Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandy´s devastation

    11/15/2012 1:05:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/12 | Meghan Keneally
    President Obama praised the resilient New York attitude and the efforts of rescue workers during his talk after touring areas of Queens and Staten Island that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.‘I´m very proud of you, New York. You guys are tough you bounce back,’ he said while visiting New Dorp Beach in Staten Island. After a brief helicopter tour of Queens- passing over particularly devastated areas like Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point- they arrived in Staten Island where they examined the damage by foot.
  • Obama's Hostile and Evasive Presser

    11/15/2012 12:41:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 16, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Obama's first post-election press conference, if you could call it that, tells us a great deal about his attitude and the approach he intends to pursue in his second term, which is the same failed policy mix on steroids. Obama's re-election, of course, gives him the right to pursue these policies, but it doesn't deny elected Republicans the right or relieve them of the duty to oppose them. If Obama can glean any intelligible mandate from his victory, it is that relentless negative campaigning, demagoguery, divisive identity politics, deceit and superior political strategists targeting essential voters and voting districts work....
  • Sandy victim to Obama: Where have you been?

    11/15/2012 12:40:17 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 15, 2012
    Obama, touring parts of New York City slammed by Hurricane Sandy, was chided by a girl for ignoring the disaster. As the president waded through a supply center, a girl who was waiting for goods told a reporter, "We need help--he should of been here a long time ago,"
  • Libya timeline suggests cover-up in attack (Good Synopsis)

    11/15/2012 12:35:54 PM PST · by mojito · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    ....On Sept. 12, Director of National IntelligenceJames R. Clapper told the White House that a spontaneous demonstration over the Internet video grew into a violent attack. Two days later, Mr. Petraeus echoed that account in closed-door comments to senators, according to news reports. At the time, Mr. Petraeus had ended an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, who was at the center of an FBI investigation over threatening emails to a women she saw as a romantic rival. Conservatives have asked whether the Petraeus scandal prompted the director to toe the administration line. Mr. Petraeus has since resigned. Senators...
  • Oh, We Forgot to Tell You . . .

    11/15/2012 12:22:57 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Victor David Hanson
    The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and so on) wins reelection, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years — mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency, and Hurricane Katrina. Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their reelection wins. They believe that they are invincible and that their public approval is permanent rather than fickle. The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the...
  • McCain Smashes Obama Back: You're Incompetent or Corrupt

    11/15/2012 12:10:01 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-15-12 | William Bigelow
    Sen. John McCain launched a fierce counterattack on Barack Obama yesterday after Obama arrogantly called McCain’s criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice “outrageous” and said critics of Rice should “go after me.”
  • Gun owners enter the fight of our lives

    11/15/2012 11:56:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/15/2012 | Chris Cox
    The NRA has been saying all along that Barack Obama would unleash an assault on our Second Amendment freedoms if he won a second term. It sure didnÂ’t take long for him to prove us right. Just hours after Obama won re-election last Tuesday, his administration endorsed a new effort by the global gun grabbers at the United Nations to draft a gun ban treaty early next year. The official starting point for the new talks is last yearÂ’s failed draft, which contains provisions that threaten our sovereign right to keep and bear arms through an international gun registration scheme.And...
  • WSJ: Petraeus pushed out after defending CIA over Benghazi?

    11/15/2012 11:41:33 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    (via Instapundit): In David Petraeus’s final days at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, his relations with chiefs of other U.S. agencies, including his boss, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, took a contentious turn. At issue was whether the CIA should break its silence about its role in Benghazi, Libya, to counter criticism that increasingly was being leveled at the agency and Mr. Petraeus, said senior officials involved in the discussions. Mr. Petraeus wanted his aides to push back hard and release their own timeline of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a...
  • Report: Petraeus Clashed With Agency Heads in Final Days

    11/15/2012 11:22:04 AM PST · by mojito · 61 replies
    Commentary/WSJ ^ | 11/15/2012 | Alana Goodman
    ....In David Petraeus’s final days at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, his relations with chiefs of other U.S. agencies, including his boss, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, took a contentious turn. Mr. Petraeus wanted his aides to push back hard and release their own timeline of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a nearby CIA safe house, seeking to set the record straight and paint the CIA’s role in a more favorable light. Mr. Clapper and agencies including the Pentagon objected, but Mr. Petraeus told his aides to proceed, said the senior...
  • The FHA is Blowing Up: Bad News for the Housing Market

    11/15/2012 11:18:09 AM PST · by RobertClark · 18 replies
    libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Michael Krieger
    A very important article came out from the Wall Street Journal yesterday titled “FHA Nears Need for Taxpayer Funds,” and it outlines the serious financial problems facing the Federal Housing Administration. For those that are unaware or need a refresher, the FHA has been the key element to the phony “housing recovery” the government has been trying to create. In the wake of the collapse of 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac blew up and what was left to pick up the pieces was the FHA. No private player would issue loans with down payments of 3%, but this was...
  • President Obama Is Why Investors Aren’t Buying Stocks: Schoenberger

    11/15/2012 11:07:59 AM PST · by John W · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jeff Macke
    "President Obama; that's why people aren't buying stocks," says Todd Schoenberger, managing principal at The BlackBay Group. 1. Companies aren't going to hire with the increased expenses associated with Obamacare 2. People aren't going to have money for discretionary spending when taxes going up for the 1% 3. Small business owners won't expand 4. Higher tax rates for individuals making over $250,000 a year will result in a general lack of ambition.
  • The Left Defends That Poor Misguided Black Female, Susan Rice, From Racist Republican Bullies

    11/15/2012 10:42:12 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-15-12 | Curt
    Didn't take long for the defenders of the freebie culture to race in defense of one Susan Rice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dJlCoHDJKUYou see how this works? If they are black you must not offend lest you be deemed a racist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAxlI2Rg2E8Uh oh Senator McCain...you are a RACIST! I mean you dare to allege that this "young african-american woman" isn't very bright? How dare you. Doesn't matter that she went on show after show the day after the attack and mislead the American people. They knew this wasn't some mob protesting a video, hell...I knew it the day after and I'm not very bright...
  • Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to eliminate 950 jobs

    11/15/2012 10:12:18 AM PST · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    10:07 am - November 15, 2012 — Updated: 10:07 am - November 15, 2012 Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to eliminate 950 jobs Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center says it will lay off 76 employees this week and cut a total of 950 jobs by the end of June. Chief executive Dr. John McConnell said Wednesday most of the cuts are administrative positions, but some faculty members could lose their jobs due to cuts in federal research funding.
  • TI Cuts 1,700 Jobs, Exits Mobile Chip Market

    11/15/2012 10:10:49 AM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    By Paul McDougall InformationWeek November 15, 2012 11:37 AM Texas Instruments said it will lay off about 1,700 workers, or about 5% of its total workforce, as part of a restructuring that will see it exit the market for mobile chips that power smartphones and tablets, including Amazon's Kindle Fire. The company said it would instead focus its OMAP (Open Multimedia Applications Platform) business on embedded systems that power business tools and other products that don't evolve as rapidly as mobile gadgets.