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  • Obama 2008: Law abiding gun owners 'have nothing to fear from an Obama administration’

    12/18/2012 10:27:38 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    “Your guns – we’re not going to mess with them. All right?” Obama added during the Pennsylvania event. “I hope I made that clear. Is everyone clear back there in the back? Because I see a couple of sportsmen back there – all right? Spread the word with your friends, I’m not going to take away their guns.”
  • Leftie Liz on Obama’s Path to Prez?

    12/18/2012 9:24:43 AM PST · by suspects · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 18, 2012 | Michael Graham
    You know the story: A relatively unknown politician from the far Left of the Democratic Party gives an attention-getting speech at the Democratic National Convention. Soon after, that speaker is a U.S. senator and — before even finishing one term — is the party’s nominee for president. Barack Obama? No, I’m talking about Liz Warren. She hasn’t even taken the oath of office yet, and already speculation has begun that Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren could be the Democrats’ pick for POTUS in 2016. “Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is already a liberal heartthrob,” political columnist Doyle McManus wrote in the Los...
  • More Food and Fun from MOTUS

    12/18/2012 8:31:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-18-2012 | MOTUS
    Outstanding roundup of commentary and food offerings yesterday! Aside from Onofre’s Arm’s recipe for Tyrannical Dictatorship Stew –”TDS”…sounds more like a sexually transmitted disease…I’m going to try them all. Not to ruin your appetites, butt I just wanted to pass this recently made portrait of adorable cuteness on: Cute kid, cute dog…two out of three ain’t bad. And this next one, well, just consider it an early Christmas present: Let’s just see how toned those guns (can I still say that?) are without my magical powers. Framed copies now available; place your order today to receive your limited edition copy...
  • Before he grieves (vanity)

    12/18/2012 8:26:05 AM PST · by BigDaddyTX · 9 replies
    self | 12/18/2012 | self
    Before he grieves: I wonder what President Obama’s thought process was when he first learned of the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. When he learned of the senseless murder of all those children, did he first attempt to qualify whether or not those children were “punishment” for their mothers for a mistake made in the heat of passion (http://youtu.be/HB5Frgw0Fww)? Has he finally come to terms with some sort of basic understanding of when life begins and humans are determined to be human enough to qualify for “Human Rights” (http://youtu.be/O3F7ZkoIeNM)? How many of those innocent young children, and of the adults...
  • Boehner to GOP: Prepare for 'Plan B' on Fiscal Cliff

    12/18/2012 7:52:12 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | December 18, 2012 | Billy House
    House Speaker John Boehner told rank-and-file Republicans that they should consider a “Plan B” on how to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. House leadership sources say the option would be for the chamber to pass a plan letting top tax rates increase on income over $1 million only. The House would then send that bill, along with a House-passed bill extending the current tax rates enacted under former President George W. Bush for everyone, and leave it up to the Senate to decide.
  • States Give ObamaCare A Massive Vote Of No Confidence

    12/18/2012 7:25:49 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily | 12/17/2012 | IBD Staff
    Health Reform: If ObamaCare is such a great idea, why are so many governors — including several Democrats — refusing to play along? What do they know that the administration isn't telling the rest of us? So far, not one part of ObamaCare has worked as planned. Almost immediately, the administration had to distribute huge numbers of waivers to companies because its initial rules would have forced them to drop their low-cost plans. ObamaCare's high-risk pools promised to cover hundreds of thousands, but ended up attracting almost no one. The small-business tax break has been a complete bust. Insurance premiums...
  • Obama asks Cabinet members for proposals to curb gun violence

    12/18/2012 6:48:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/18/2012 | By Scott Wilson and Philip Rucker
    President Obama on Monday began the first serious push of his administration to attempt to reduce gun violence, directing Cabinet members to formulate a set of proposals that could include reinstating a ban on assault rifles. The effort will be led by Vice President Biden, according to two people outside the government who have spoken to senior administration officials since Friday, when a gunman killed his mother and rampaged through Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children, six adults and himself. The tentative steps ended a paralyzing debate within the administration over how hard to pursue gun-control...
  • Obama’s money misunderstanding: Raising revenue by raising taxes doesn’t work

    12/18/2012 5:25:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/18/2012 | Richard Rahn
    In times past, political leaders would lay out their domestic and foreign policies in clear, coherent terms. President Obama talks about getting our fiscal house in order but fails to propose any meaningful spending cuts. His proposals to increase the tax rate on the top 2 percent of taxpayers would fund the government for eight days, assuming no behavioral change by those whose feathers are being plucked. In the real world, we know people will spend a great deal of time and effort to avoid paying high marginal tax rates. In high tax states such as California and New York,...
  • Worst School Massacre in U.S. history: Not a Shooting

    12/18/2012 4:40:54 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 11 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 12-18-2012 | MILTON WOLF, M.D.
    The mainstream media uses the term "school shootings" because it fits nicely into their narrative that guns The mainstream media uses the term "school shootings" because it fits nicely into their narrative that guns are to blame and therefore law-abiding citizens should be disarmed. But by limiting their discussion only to shootings, they ignore the worst school massacre in U.S. history which wasn't a shooting at all. Virginia Tech, 2007: 33 dead. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: 28 dead. University of Texas, 1966: 16 dead. Columbine, Colorado, 1999: 15 dead. This is Bath Township, Michigan, 1927:  45 dead and not a single...
  • Obama May Inadvertently Boost Gun Sales

    12/17/2012 9:51:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | December 17, 2012 | Rick Newman
    When President Barack Obama spoke to shell-shocked residents of Newtown, Conn., his words were meant to comfort. "We can't tolerate this anymore," he said two days after a gunman murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. "These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change." But the first change that could come from stepped-up efforts to prevent mass shooting is one the president doesn't intend: A surge in gun sales, and in profits for firearms manufacturers. One irony of the gun-control movement is that gun sales usually rise whenever there's talk of new efforts...
  • In '95, Holder called for anti-gun info campaign: 'Brainwash people...'

    12/17/2012 8:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama promised “meaningful action” to prevent gun violence, but he didn’t explain exactly what that meant. Although a push for some kind of gun control legislation seems likely, there’s also the possibility of an anti-gun “informational campaign” as described in 1995 by then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder. Holder, now Obama’s attorney general, proposed using various levers of media and pop culture to attach a social stigma to guns, just as smoking has been stigmatized in recent decades. “One thing that I think is clear with young people and with adults as well, is that we just have to be repetitive...
  • Latest Fiscal Abyss Band-aid: Increase Taxes on $400k and Above, Cut $1.22T in Spending

    12/17/2012 6:57:54 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/17/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The latest band-aid on the fiscal abyss is: 1) Raise $1.2 trillion in taxes, 2) increase tax rates on household making $400,000 and above and 3) cuts $1.22 trillion in government spending. Over ten years, of course. I say band-aid because it raises only $120 billion per year (12% of current deficit) while cutting l$122 billion in spending per year (also about 12% of the deficit). That is a measly 24% of the deficit each year over ten years. Once again, they simply can’t reduce the trillion dollar deficits through income taxes. It must be done through spending cuts. And...
  • Latest Fiscal Abyss Band-aid: Increase Taxes on $400k and Above, Cut $1.22T in Spending

    12/17/2012 6:57:47 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/17/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The latest band-aid on the fiscal abyss is: 1) Raise $1.2 trillion in taxes, 2) increase tax rates on household making $400,000 and above and 3) cuts $1.22 trillion in government spending. Over ten years, of course. I say band-aid because it raises only $120 billion per year (12% of current deficit) while cutting l$122 billion in spending per year (also about 12% of the deficit). That is a measly 24% of the deficit each year over ten years. Once again, they simply can’t reduce the trillion dollar deficits through income taxes. It must be done through spending cuts. And...
  • AP sources: New Obama offer moves toward Boehner (another episode of 'As the Stomach Turns'?)

    12/17/2012 6:47:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/17/12 | David Espo and Jim Kuhnhenn | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has agreed to curtail future cost-of-living increases for recipients of Social Security and softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels as part of accelerating negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner to avoid a "fiscal cliff," people familiar with the talks said Monday. Speaking a few hours after Obama and Boehner met at the White House, these people said the president was now seeking a higher tax rate beginning at incomes over $400,000, up from the levels of $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples that were cornerstones of his successful campaign...
  • Arizona Electors Question Barack Obama Birth Certificate

    12/17/2012 6:36:05 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 36 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | John Celock
    The chairman of the Arizona Republican Party and two other Arizona members of the Electoral College on Monday questioned President Barack Obama's birth certificate during the formal casting of the state's electoral votes. Arizona GOP Chairman Tom Morrissey said during the state's Electoral College meeting that Obama did not produce a "legitimate" birth certificate, KNAU reports. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), who has vetoed bills to require presidential candidates to show a birth certificate to Arizona's secretary of state, said she disagreed with the trio's stance. Secretary of State Ken Bennett (R), the presiding officer of the Arizona Electoral College,...
  • Will 2013 Be Known As The Year America Dies?

    12/17/2012 5:32:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | December 17, 2012 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Will 2013 be remembered by future historians as the year that the United States of America to all intents and purposes died as a Republic and was finally seized by authoritarian globalists who have already openly usurped governments all across Europe? A brief foray into the events that shaped 2012 sends the clear signal that America stands on the precipice of total collapse unless the full frontal assault on everything that characterizes the bedrock of the U.S. is reversed. The globalists have already conquered every major government in the west and have fully implemented their draconian policies in a uniform...
  • Hill Poll: Gloomy voters say US on wrong track, kids will be poorer

    12/17/2012 5:14:48 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2012 | Sheldon Alberts
    A mood of economic gloom hangs over the nation as President Obama and Republican leaders scramble to strike a deficit deal that avoids automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, according to a new poll for The Hill. The poll, conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, found nearly 6-in-10 people (59 percent) feel the country is on the wrong track. It also showed people are deeply pessimistic about their chances for future prosperity, with 54 percent saying they believe their children will be worse off as adults than their parents.The poll results cast a shadow over talks in Washington aimed at averting...
  • Harry Reid: All Options on the Table on Gun Control

    12/17/2012 4:12:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 Dec 2012 06:27 PM | (Newsmax Wires)
    The U.S. Congress must examine what can be done to respond to the Connecticut school shooting, including possibly new legislation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Monday. Reid told the Senate he agreed with President Barack Obama that no one law could erase evil, but added “we need to accept the reality that we are not doing enough to protect our citizens.” The remarks were significant coming from Reid, a Democrat from Nevada who during Obama’s first term opposed reviving a ban on assault weapons. … “In the coming days and weeks we’ll engage in a meaningful conversation and...
  • The Communist Party USA echoes President Obama's call for more gun control

    12/17/2012 2:57:34 PM PST · by FL2012 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    While most of the nation is still reeling from the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and continues to mourn the innocent victims, others are already working to exploit the horrific event for political gain. After all, as President Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once infamously said, "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste" because a crisis provides an "opportunity to do things that you think [sic] you could not do before."
  • Transsexual Model Connie Fleming Poses As Michelle Obama On The Cover Of Candy Magazine

    12/17/2012 3:37:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Gloss ^ | December 17, 2012 | Jamie Peck
    The first transsexual style magazine has taken on the first lady for the cover of its Winter 2012 issue, enlisting former model/performer and current fashion illustrator/designer Connie Fleming to pose as Michelle Obama in a most convincing fashion. As you can see, Fleming wears two smart, Obama-ish looking dresses on the twin covers, as well as rocking her signature haircut and megatoned arms. I know hair and makeup go a long way, but the resemblance is pretty close, no? She’s even got the same pointy eyebrows. It appears she’s being sworn into office on one cover, which is kind of...
  • Taking Advantage of the Newtown Massacre

    12/17/2012 1:35:56 PM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 17, 2012 | Dan Miller
    The spotlight brings glory, even posthumously. Glory is politically useful. There have been more "news" reports than there has been substantive, confirmed news about the Newtown, Connecticut massacre. That's to be expected. At some level horror is relished -- even by sane adults -- provided it can be relished vicariously. That's why motion pictures, video games and similar forms of entertainment providing vicarious enjoyment of horror are popular. We cannot (consistently with the First Amendment) prohibit the media from publicizing massacres and other horrors; without the First Amendment we could do so. There have been calls for more "gun control,"...
  • As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover Columbia University ROTC office

    12/17/2012 1:03:10 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be...
  • MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Talks Gun ‘Confiscation’

    12/17/2012 12:08:25 PM PST · by Cheerio · 95 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 16, 2012 | Dan Gainor
    Liberals always say they don’t want to take away guns. But give them an awful tragedy like the Newtown, Conn. shooting and they get bolder and more honest. MSNBC host Ed Schultz showed a rare bout of such honesty during a brief Twitter exchange Saturday. Schultz asked “Why should anyone own an assault rifle ?” and followed it up by saying “it's the confiscation of these types of weapons that counts and will have an impact.” “The Ed Show” host wasn’t done his attack on gun rights. “The NRA needs to state the case why assault weapons are needed by...
  • U.S. plans for possibility that Assad could lose control of chemical arms cache

    12/17/2012 10:08:41 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | Craig Whitlock and Carol Morello
    Last week, fighters from a group that the Obama administration has branded a terrorist organization were among rebels who seized the Sheik Suleiman military base near Aleppo, where research on chemical weapons had been conducted. Rebels are also closing in on another base near Aleppo, known as Safirah, which has served as a major production center for such munitions, according to U.S. officials and analysts. The opposition Free Syrian Army said it did not find any chemical weapons at the first installation.
  • NBC News Anchor Wishes Obama Were Dictator

    12/17/2012 9:59:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 51 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    During an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, NBC News anchorman Brian Williams opined that “the country might be better off if President Obama could simply order businesses to carry out his economic vision.” “The market system is so chaotic and uncoordinated,” Williams complained. “Every firm, every decision-maker is left free to do as he deems best. Wouldn’t it make more sense to have one person issue the marching orders for all? That way they’d all be working on the same plan rather than wasting resources clashing with each other.” Citing the Affordable Health Care Act as an example of...
  • Networks Herald Obama Throwing Down 'Political Gauntlet' on Gun Control

    12/17/2012 9:32:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    The NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows on Monday all touted President Obama seemingly calling for more gun control during a Sunday night vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. NBC's Today provided the most hype as correspondent Lester Holt proclaimed: "While he offered words of comfort, he also laid down a political gauntlet....sketching the outlines of what amounted to a policy statement on gun violence." Holt acknowledged: "He did not utter the words 'gun control,' but his message could set the stage for such a debate." Speaking to co-host Savannah Guthrie later on the broadcast, Holt...
  • Justice Department Killed Plans For Comprehensive Background Checks

    12/16/2012 9:11:46 PM PST · by GVnana · 7 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 12/16/2012 | William Bigelow
    Those who believe that Barack Obama is an idealist first and a politician second are sorely mistaken. The Justice Department of the Obama administration decided one year ago, as his reelection effort was getting underway, to ignore proposals that would have allowed the background–check system for gun procurement to be more comprehensive. Some of these proposals made in a Justice Department study were: allowing the FBI access to other federal agencies’ information, as that would have enabled the FBI to make sure those who are banned from buying guns such as felons, drug users, mentally “defective” persons, domestic violence criminals,...
  • Fight for Your (Beck) Rights

    12/17/2012 8:30:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 17, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    The former union member who won landmark worker protections from organized labor nearly 25 years ago said the Obama administration’s attempt to subvert those safeguards is responsible for the rise of right-to-work battles.
  • Congressmen Confront EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Over Use of Alias 'Richard Windsor'

    12/17/2012 6:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    Two members of Congress sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson over her use of the alias "Richard Windsor." The congressmen, Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, want Jackson to explain her actions. lisa jackson "In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," they wrote in a letter addressed to Jackson. "Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write...
  • It's Time For Action On Gun Control

    12/17/2012 6:07:10 AM PST · by scottfactor · 57 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 12/17/12 | Scott Factor
    “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Those words, more than any other part of our Nation’s Constitution, have been the most contested. Keeping in mind that this writer is no lawyer, those words really seem simplistic to me. I think they would seem simplistic to Supreme Court Justice Scalia, also. He, of all the members of the Court, seems to have the clearest vision of how to interpret the Constitution…as it was written. Liberals and self-described scholars seem to...
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Gun control lessons from Lyndon Johnson (Lays out their game plan)

    12/16/2012 10:05:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr.
    If ever there were a moment for President Obama to learn from history, it is now, in the wake of Friday’s shootings at the elementary school at Newtown, Conn. The timely lesson for Obama, drawn from the experience of Lyndon B. Johnson — the last president to aggressively fight for comprehensive gun control — is this: Demand action on comprehensive gun control immediately from this Congress or lose the opportunity during your presidency. In the aftermath of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (just weeks after the fatal shooting of Martin Luther King Jr. and only a few years after...
  • Progressives Plan March On NRA In DC Monday

    12/16/2012 8:28:19 PM PST · by Cheerio · 70 replies
    TPM ^ | December 16, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    CREDO, a progressive grassroots group, is organizing a march on the National Rifle Association's lobbying arm in Washington, D.C. Monday. "After the shooter Adam Lanza, no one is more to blame for the massacre of 20 first graders and six women at the Sandy Hook Elementary School than the National Rifle Association," CREDO wrote on the Facebook page where the march is being organized. "To stop the senseless killing we must first stop the NRA."
  • Report: Ahmadinejad To Cancel Turkey Trip After 'WWIII Threat'

    12/16/2012 8:27:20 PM PST · by Fennie · 7 replies
    INN ^ | December 16, 2012 | By David Lev
    After threatening that Ankara could set off "World War III" if it allows the U.S. to deploy Patriot missiles on its border with Syria, a report Sunday said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would not be visiting Turkey, as had been scheduled. Turkey's Hurriyet daily newspaper said that the cancellation of Ahmadinejad's visit had raised Turkish-Iranian tensions to new heights.
  • "His Gettyburg address": Obama Biographer Maraniss on Newtown Speech

    12/16/2012 7:33:18 PM PST · by kristinn · 94 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Dave Maraniss
    There were so many levels to President Obama's speech: philosophical, sorrowful determined universal, simple, beautiful... People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown...his Gettysburg address...
  • Hunting For Food In Sewers

    12/16/2012 6:24:53 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 48 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 12/16/12 | Alan Levy
    There's a lot I despise Chairman Obama for. He's a communist. He pushes the homosexual agenda with reckless abandon. He hates Jews. He persecutes Catholics. He's a pathological liar. And oh, yes, before I forget, he's a racist with a burning hatred for whites. In short, he's a bleeding hemorrhoid on the rear end of humanity. The funny thing about all of the above is the fact that they are not his worst qualities. Obama proves on a daily basis that there are sewers that he's not to proud to hunt for food in. And the following proves it. From...
  • Obama's Sec Def Pick? I'm U.S. Senator, not Israeli Senator (Hagel)

    12/16/2012 6:07:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/12 | Politico
    POLITICO: In an interview with Aaron David Miller for his book published by Random House, "The Much Too Promised Land," Sen. Chuck Hagel spoke about Israel
  • NBC Cuts Away from Sunday Night Football for Obama "speech"

    12/16/2012 5:51:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 165 replies
    NBC | 12/16/12 | SFF
    Just cut away from 49ers vs. Patriots...
  • Don’t be afraid, Mr. President (Make our day gun grabbers!)

    12/16/2012 1:54:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | DEC 15, 2012 | STEVE KORNACKI
    Barack Obama and his party have been too terrified of angering gun owners to realize they can win without themThereÂ’s no disputing that the Democratic Party has regressed dramatically on the issue of gun violence over the past two decades. When a shooting rampage on the Long Island Railroad killed six people and injured 19 others in December 1993, Bill Clinton responded immediately by calling for specific legislative action to prevent future tragedies. Contrast that with the response of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday to a question about whether the carnage in Connecticut might prompt President Obama...
  • Keystone XL critics now calling for more indepth climate change study

    12/16/2012 2:21:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2012
    With President Obama poised to decide whether to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline -- based on a second, more environmentally-sensitive path -- critics now appear focused on derailing the project over a climate change study. TransCanada Corp. submitted a revised application after the president rejected the first one in January because it took the 1,700-mile-long pipeline across an aquifer in Nebraska. However, environmental groups say producing oil from Alberta tar sands releases more carbon dioxide than conventional drilling, which would increase global warming, and that studies on the first application were inadequate. Jeremy Symons, of the National Wildlife...
  • Obama Bypasses Congress to Mandate Black Boxes for All Cars -- Beginning in '14

    12/16/2012 1:37:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 13, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Bypassing Congress, the Obama administration has issued a proposed administrative rule, which if adopted, would mandate the installation of "black boxes" in all automobiles and light trucks beginning in 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed the regulation on Dec. 7, which it said “would capture valuable safety-related data in the seconds before and during a motor vehicle crash.” The proposed standard would require automakers to install event data recorders (EDRs) – so-called “black box devices” -- to collect specific safety related data in all light passenger vehicles beginning Sept. 1, 2014. Transportation Secretary...
  • Statist Wistful Admiration Of China’s Communist Party

    12/16/2012 12:02:59 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-16-12 | James Raider
    China Celebrating 60 years of Communist Rule China’s ascendance in our consciousness has been growing steadily for a generation, and we wonder what more impact it will have than has already been felt by our economy and our society. We cannot accurately predict China’s future or its actions going forward, but as it flexes its newfound powers to reshape global conventions, we should remain vigilant that our own perceptions not be warped by ideologically, or otherwise tainted assertions. Our enthusiastic media collectively extol the moral legitimacy of China’s communist model of political rule which controls 1.3 billion people, and predicts...
  • White House won’t accept new tax offer from Republican leader; source

    12/16/2012 12:35:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:31am EST | Thomas Ferraro and Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama is not ready to accept a new offer from the Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives to raise taxes on top earners in exchange for major cuts in entitlement programs, a source said late on Saturday. The shape and details of Boehner’s offer were uncertain Saturday night, as was the exact reason the president was prepared to reject it. … Tax rates and entitlements are the two most difficult issues in the so-far unproductive negotiations to avert the “fiscal cliff” of steep tax hikes and spending cuts set for the new year unless Congress and...
  • Report: Chuck Hagel “likely” to be nominated as next Secretary of Defense

    12/13/2012 1:51:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2012 | AllahPundit
    His name's been kicking around for more than a week but the "likely" part is new. BREAKING: Former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel likely to be nominated as Secretary of Defense— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) December 13, 2012 NBC is hearing the same thing. Team O has been touting him for appointments since before The One was president, when Hagel was briefly rumored to be in the mix for VP. His name popped up again two years later as a potential successor to Dennis Blair as DNI. He's sort of the perfect Obama appointee: He's a centrist Republican, which burnishes O's phony...
  • Obama to Help Thriving 'Fracking' Industry Set Up Shop in China

    12/16/2012 1:55:19 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 11 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dec. 16, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Providers of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” equipment and services are eyeing the Chinese market to expand their offerings—and the Obama Administration initially will cough up $378,000 so the industry can travel to China to further examine such potential opportunities. The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA), an independent White House agency, is providing the grant for what it calls the U.S.-China Shale Gas Training Program, which will “help introduce Chinese energy sector officials and project sponsors to U.S. shale gas best practices, policies and technologies.” USTDA last month had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s National Energy Administration (NEA)...
  • CNN Analysis: Kerry would bring experience, deep personal resources to State Dept.

    12/15/2012 10:47:42 PM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Chicken Noodle News (CNN) ^ | December 16, 2012 | Elise Labott and Jill Dougherty
    Sen. John Kerry, who sources say has been tapped by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, will come to the post with a full plate of foreign policy crises, from the civil war in Syria, to the nuclear antics of North Korea, to a looming showdown with Iran over its nuclear program. Anybody who follows Clinton would have some pretty big shoes to fill. Clinton was not just the most popular member of the president's Cabinet for the past four years, she had celebrity status and respect almost everywhere she went around the world. But...
  • 7 Secretaries-of-State Criticize Michelle Obama for Claiming Voter Suppression Occurred in 2012

    12/15/2012 11:41:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 14, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Seven Secretaries of State have released a statement criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama for her false claim that Republicans engaged in voter suppression in the November election: “Unfortunately the First Lady’s comments continue the baseless attacks that have been made upon those leaders who are simply taking reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of elections. This past election speaks for itself. In Arizona, a state that has a photo ID requirement, Hispanic voter turnout was the highest in the state’s history. In Georgia, African American turnout has remained high in each election after the state adopted its photo...
  • Chris Rock Was Right (“The Dangerous Lunatic Incarceration Act of 2013”)

    12/15/2012 11:04:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | December 14, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    “Liberals talk about banning guns as if it’s the same as banning murder and banning evil.” – Ace of Spades “Gun-free zones are premised on a lie: that murderers will follow rules, and that people like my student are a greater danger to those around them than crazed killers. That’s an insult to honest people. Sometimes, it’s a deadly one.” – Professor Glenn Reynolds “Who to blame for mass murder? This may sound weird, but my gut hunch is it’s probably the homicidal psychotic’s fault.” – Robert Stacy McCain When I got up Friday morning, live-blogging a mass murder was...
  • Report: Boehner Offers Tax Hike to Obama on Fiscal Cliff (Rejected, speakership in jeopardy?)

    12/15/2012 10:40:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 15, 2012 | Staff
    Late Saturday evening, a source from the White House said the Speaker of the House John Boehner had put tax rate hikes on the table in fiscal cliff negotiations. The White House promptly rejected the offer, since Boehner also wanted entitlement reform as a compromise. But the announcement is likely to exacerbate the war within the Republican Party with regard to tax policy in the run-up to the fiscal cliff. According to a Reuters source, Boehner agreed to a tax rate hike of an unspecified size on high earners – a term the source left undefined. The source said that...
  • Russian money-bags to deal with luxury tax in 2013

    12/15/2012 9:52:30 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 7 replies
    Pravda.ru ^ | December 14, 2012 | Valentin Gridin
    The tax on luxury will become reality for all Russians without exception next year. President Vladimir Putin reminded everyone of that in his annual Address to the Federal Assembly. According to experts, the new tax may send a definite message to wealthy citizens to redistribute their revenues. The head of state said in his speech that the decision on the so-called luxury tax should be made in the first half of 2013. According to the official website of the President of the Russian Federation, one should not give up on the "flat" income tax scale, since the progressive taxation of...