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  • POLITICS: Latino organizations not resting after election

    12/01/2012 3:46:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | November 30, 2012 | David Olson
    After a Nov. 6 election that saw unprecedented gains in Latino political power, Latino organizations already are organizing voter-registration and citizenship drives aimed at increasing their influence further. Several groups are preparing to fan out to colleges, high schools and churches in coming months to register new voters. Citizenship workshops, including one in San Bernardino on Saturday, Dec. 1, aim to turn legal permanent residents into voter-eligible citizens. “The Latino vote really fulfilled its potential this past election in a way it hadn’t done before,” said Arnulfo De La Cruz, California director for Mi Familia Vota, a six-state voter-registration campaign...
  • President Obama: Identifying priorities for a second-term ‘black agenda’

    12/01/2012 12:37:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2012 | Rahiel Tesfamariam
    While President Obama has been a unifying force in the black community during his first term in office, his presidency has also fueled deep divisions among many African Americans. The president’s first-term policies sparked heated debates among a host of well-known black intellectuals and political observers who argue that the president has ignored the issues of his most loyal base. These tensions will likely remain throughout Obama’s second term unless he quickly reverses course. Critics, such as Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, will likely continue to press Obama to address the needs of black America, while others will struggle to...
  • Why Won’t Morsi Back Down? Read His Resume

    11/30/2012 11:20:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 30, 2012 | Eric Trager
    From the moment that tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to protest President Mohamed Morsi’s power-grabbing constitutional declaration, western journalists largely assumed that Morsi would back down. From their vantage point, criticism of Morsi’s move from within his own government, threats of judicial strikes, and the sheer magnitude of popular anger could force Morsi, in the words of The New York Times, “to engage in the kind of give and take that democratic government requires.” So when Morsi met with judges on Monday evening and promised that his newly declared powers only applied to ill-defined “acts of...
  • 25,000 Nevadans to lose unemployment benefits without budget deal

    11/28/2012 4:49:59 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 | 11:42 a.m. | By Cy Ryan (contact)
    CARSON CITY — An estimated 25,000 Nevadans will lose their unemployment benefits on Jan. 2 if Congress fails to reach a deal on the federal budget, state officials said. The state Division of Employment Security said today those people are receiving benefits under a federal program that extends state payments. Another 1,000 jobless will exhaust their regular state benefits each week thereafter and not be eligible for the extension, division Administrator Renee Olson said.

    11/30/2012 6:23:08 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 71 replies ^ | November 30, 2012 | Montgomery Blair Sibley
    WASHINGTON D.C. - Though resident of the District of Columbia are denied the right to voting Representation in Congress and to control their local affairs – rights all other United States citizens enjoy – the residents of the District of Columbia have been exclusively granted by Congress a right no non-District of Columbia resident possesses: The right to a post-election challenge to the qualifications for office of any elected official. That statutorily-granted legal “standing” to challenge qualifications is found at D.C. Code §11-1001.11(b)(1). Accordingly, Montgomery Blair Sibley has this day filed a Petition for Review in the District of Columbia...
  • President Obama Plans $4 Million Hawaii Vacation During the Holidays, Says Report

    11/30/2012 4:39:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Travelers Today ^ | November 30, 2012 | Katie McFadden
    Now that he doesn't have to worry about campaigning, President Barack Obama is reportedly getting ready for a long Hawaiian vacation with his family over the holiday season. According to estimates, the trip will cost at least $4 million on the tax payers dime. According to the Hawaii Reporter, President Obama is getting ready to take his annual holiday trip to Hawaii. The President, along with Michelle, his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, and even their dog Bo will be going on the trip in addition to a large security team. The trip will last 20 days from December 17...
  • Report: Security Clearances Revoked, Criminal Charges Pending For ATF Fast and Furious Officials

    11/30/2012 3:09:51 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11-30-2012 | Katie Pavlich
    November 30, 2012 Report: Security Clearances Revoked, Criminal Charges Pending For ATF Fast and Furious Officials Katie Pavlich Washington D.C. - According to credible ATF sources, officials heavily involved in Operation Fast and Furious and named as partially responsible for the program's failure by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the House Oversight Committee have been stripped of their government security clearances while some have been fired, demoted, and transferred. Criminal charges are also reportedly pending. Former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell, former ATF Special Agent in Charge of Operations in...
  • Let's ALL Celebrate Anti-Islamophobia Month.

    11/30/2012 3:44:50 PM PST · by DanMiller · 14 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 30, 2012 | Dan Miller
    It's the Multicultural way! How could we possibly go wrong?We must recognize that Islam is our friend, not our enemy, and apologize for our shameful misconduct toward members of the highly regarded Religion of True Peace. [youtube] Video linkHere's a not very different view: [youtube] Video linkColonel Allen West has some similar ideas. [youtube] Video linkColonel West is just an absurd old White militaristic Uncle Tom with an irrational hatred of Islam. A vile Islamophobe, he says nothing worth hearing and knows nothing worth knowing. He didn't even have enough common sense to stay happily on the...
  • The AMT, Bush Tax Cuts, and my CPA Meeting (must read Vanity)

    11/30/2012 1:27:37 PM PST · by taildragger · 18 replies
    taildragger | 11/30/2012 | taildragger
    Folks, Spent more than an hour with my favorite CPA to run through some tax planning scenarios of what will happen to my family w/ the what ifs. She tweaked or found out how to do so, i.e. turn off "The Patch" with her tax planning software. Many clients are coming in to find out what the news is.... If the AMT is fixed this year we are up 600 Fed, minus 300 ish for the State so net ahead... If the AMT isn't fixed for 2012 we owe $2,800 ish.... If the Bush cuts lapse and AMT fixed for...
  • Pelosi: Give Obama Power to Personally Lift Debt Limit to Infinity

    11/30/2012 1:19:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 195 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 30, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Video at link ( - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that Congress should hand over to President Barack Obama personal, unilateral authority to increase the limit on the U.S. government's debt. At a Friday press conference, a reporter asked Pelosi if she agreed with a proposal made by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that Congress give Obama the power to unilaterally increase the debt limit. "Yes," she said. When he met with members of Congress on Thursday to discuss a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that is set to occur at the end of this year,...
  • Obama Warns Congress: "I've Been Keeping My Own Naughty And Nice List"

    11/30/2012 12:59:36 PM PST · by Hoodat · 69 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 30, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    "Joe Biden was in Costco and he wanted to buy some of this stuff, but I told him he had too much work to do. I wasn't going to have him building roller coasters all day long. Now, of course, Santa delivers everywhere. I've been keeping my own naughty and nice list for Washington, so you should keep your eye on who gets some K'NEX this year. There are going to be some members of Congress who get them, and some who don't," President Obama said Friday at a rally where he pushed Congress to avoid the fiscal cliff.
  • You thought you knew how bad Obamacare was? Think again

    11/30/2012 11:33:19 AM PST · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-30-12 | DrJohn
    Each year, Congress holds a sword of Damocles over the heads of the medical profession. The "doc fix" is a budget adjustment to bring Medicare fees into the world of reality. democrats love to omit it for the sake of appearances. Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare. Obama calls it "waste." Physicians call it reimbursement. What that will do is make finding Medicare providers far more difficult. The AMA supported Obamacare, on the promise that the law would include a permanent “doc fix.” But Democrats reneged on that promise, owing to the cost of a permanent SGR adjustment: something on...
  • The Obama-Piven Strategy

    11/30/2012 11:13:52 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 18 replies ^ | August 16, 2010 | Zombie
    We are in the middle of an epochal struggle over the direction of American economic policy. The Democrats, who are currently in charge, want to follow a Keynesian model, which entails massive government spending — with its attendant tax increases and soaring deficit — to jump-start the economy. The Republicans think the solution to our economic doldrums is to lower taxes and decrease spending, to stimulate business activity and help the nation climb out of its crippling debt. And then there’s Barack Obama…. You might think he would be the natural spokesman for the Democratic strategy. And when the cameras...
  • Disputed articles in Egypt's draft constitution

    11/30/2012 10:46:01 AM PST · by Hoodat · 7 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 29, 2012 - 8:23 PM EST | Staff
    CAIRO (AP) -- An Islamist-dominated panel is voting on Egypt's draft constitution, the country's first charter after the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The draft largely reflects the conservative vision of the Islamists, with articles that rights activists, liberals and Christians fear will lead to restrictions on the rights of women and minorities and civil liberties in general. Omissions of certain articles, such as bans on slavery or promises to adhere to international rights treaties, were equally worrying to critics of the new draft, who pulled out from the panel before the vote. Here are some of the disputed articles:...
  • A fish called Obama: New American species named after President

    11/30/2012 9:56:56 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 November 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    • Obama is one of five new species of darter fish discovered by researchers • The freshwater fish has distinctive bright orange and blue colours and is generally found in fast-flowing rivers around America • Other species named after Teddy Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and vice president Al Gore A new species of fish has been named after President Barack Obama by the researchers who discovered it. The freshwater fish has distinctive bright orange and blue colours and is generally found in fast-flowing rivers around America. It is one of five new species of darter - the smallest member...
  • Wait Til You Get Home: 6 Things You Don’t Do in Front of White Folks (alert of your choice alert)

    ====snip====#4====== Talk about politics I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been surprised to learn that one of my white friends or associates was a Republican. Ugh. It’s a troubling realization. Not only because of the political ideologies; (I don’t understand why folk can’t see the Republicans are just about money.), but also because the Republican party has been known to associate and or attract the type of folk who cling to racist, sexist and classist thoughts and even behaviors. There’s the tea party folk, the Todd Akin type dudes and most recently people who can’t act like they...
  • Netanyahu's Special Envoy: West may not have sufficient time to stop Iran

    11/30/2012 8:52:17 AM PST · by se99tp · 15 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | November 30th, 2012 | Ambassador Zalman Shoval
    "We hope, but we are not very confident or we are very sanguine about it, but we hope that the Obama administration, the US administration, will live up to its commitment to stop the Iranians getting the bomb before it is too late. Few months ago there was tremendous debate going on, the controversy between what Prime Minister Netanyahu said about the need for drawing a red line, and the American position. Namely the Israeli position was that the red line should be a point from where the Iranian has achieved enough enriched uranium, plutonium in order to cross the...
  • A Possible Republican Strategy for the Fiscal Cliff (Force Obama to blink)

    11/30/2012 8:26:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2012 | Bruce Thompson
    There is much debate regarding how Republicans ought to handle the fiscal cliff. They are in a showdown with President Obama as to who will blink first. So my suggestion to them is to take a page from Obama's playbook and kick the can one more time. They should extend the status quo for one more month, to February 1, 2013. The reason behind this strategy is that President Obama is legally required to deliver a budget in January. What that would do is force him to commit his budget to paper. He would be forced to blink. The Democratic...
  • Obama demands $1.6 trillion tax boost, and an unlimited credit card

    11/30/2012 8:19:05 AM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has dramatically upped his demands in the fiscal crisis negotiations: He wants Congress to levy twice as much in extra taxes from Americans as he urged during the election campaign, give up its control over the nation’s debt limit, and fund an immediate $50 billion stimulus for his political priorities. In exchange, Obama offered to consider — but not necessarily accept — GOP proposals for cutting $400 billion from Medicare and other programs strongly favored by off-year voters. That listening session would take place sometime in 2013, giving the president plenty of time to wrap the unpopular...
  • Economic Sabotage: Obama is burdening a generation in the name of compassion.

    11/30/2012 8:16:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/30/2012 | Mona Charen
    Republicans find themselves in the unenviable position of being forced to agree to raise taxes on those earning more than $200,000 (the actual cutoff for those Mr. Obama refers to as “millionaires and billionaires”) or risk being blamed for a tax increase on all taxpaying Americans. They will probably agree, which means it’s a politically unavoidable policy, not a good policy. Why does Obama insist upon raising taxes? Not because he believes it will improve the economy, and not because he believes it will increase receipts to the Treasury. The proposed taxes would bring in about $80 billion a year,...