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  • Budget struggle raising anxiety for health care

    12/29/2012 1:46:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dece 29, 2012 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confused about the federal budget struggle? So are doctors, hospital administrators and other medical professionals who serve the 100 million Americans covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Rarely has the government sent so many conflicting signals in so short a time about the bottom line for the health care industry. Cuts are coming, says Washington, and some could be really big. Yet more government spending is also being promised as President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul advances and millions of uninsured people move closer to getting government-subsidized coverage. “Imagine a person being told they are going to get...
  • Fixing The Creator's Worst Mistake.

    12/29/2012 12:53:10 PM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 29, 2012 | Dan Miller
    By His Supreme Excellency, Barack Hussein Obama The first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence refers to "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." However, according to the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (Emphasis added.) This raises what some may see as an important question: just who is that Creator fella, anyway? Is it Nature, Nature's God or its earthly manifestation, Government? We...
  • Russia Bans US Adoptions (Satire)

    12/29/2012 8:35:07 AM PST · by John Semmens · 62 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    The Russian legislature passed and President Vladimir Putin signed a bill banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. Families. In a signing statement President Putin asserted that “we cannot continue to subject the fruit of Russian loins to lives of degradation and depravity in an immoral society. Not only is the culture permeated with filth that poses as art, but the physical safety of the children is not even protected in the schools. For us to continue acquiescing to these adoptions would make us knowing accomplices in the criminal abuse of these children.” A secondary concern cited by Putin...
  • Obama's Bottomline: Spare Only 'Middle Class' from Tax Hike and Extend Unemployment Benefits

    12/29/2012 8:28:06 AM PST · by Qbert · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 28, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama said on Friday evening that if he cannot make a bipartisan deal with congressional leaders before the Monday "fiscal cliff" deadline, he has asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring legislation up for a vote in the Senate that would extend the Bush tax rates for "middle class" Americans only and extend unemployment benefits for 2 million Americans whose government payments would otherwise expire. [Snip] "But let’s not miss this deadline," he said. "That is the bare minimum that we should be able to get done." “For the past couple of months I’ve been...
  • Republicans Prepare to Deploy the "McCain Fiscal Crisis Strategy": Let Obama Win!

    12/29/2012 8:01:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 12-29-2012 | MOTUS
    Don’t look now, butt while you slept, the Republicans deployed the McCain Economic Disaster Plan. Here’s how this previously discredited crisis management tool works: the lead R-words make a lot of noise about being adults, making hard choices,the magnitude of the crisis, the seriousness of consequences, etc., etc..Then they sit back and wait for Big Guy ride in on his palomino pony; hence clinching the myth that only BO can save the day. There'll be a load of compromisin' On the road to my horizon But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me You probably remember how...
  • Obama Emails Supporters to Boost Attendance at Inauguration

    12/29/2012 6:14:23 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12:42 PM, DEC 27, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Two days after reports that hotels in Washington are not filling up ahead of Barack Obama's second inauguration, the president emailed supporters to encourage them to come to the festivities scheduled for next month in Washington, D.C. "Because of you, I'll be taking the oath of office again on January 21st," Obama wrote in an email to supporters. "I'd like you to be part of this historic moment -- whether that's in Washington, D.C., or wherever you call home. As we make plans, we want to make sure the people who made this inauguration possible are the first to know...
  • Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry

    12/29/2012 3:45:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 28, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romney’s massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP™, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician. Before we get to that, let’s step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didn’t exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the...
  • Romnesia? NBC Remembers GOP Campaign Mistakes But Forgets Obama-Biden Blunders

    12/28/2012 6:50:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    newsbusters ^ | december 28, 2012 | matt hadro
    Strangely missing from NBC's look back on the 2012 campaign were gaffes and controversial statements from the Obama-Biden campaign. Friday's Today featured a mini-blooper reel of GOP mishaps on the campaign trail, but made no mention of Democratic controversies. In its lengthy string of highlights from the 2012campaign, Today included Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" remarks along with Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" meltdown. Today said nothing, though, of Biden's controversial "chains" comments or Obama's "you didn't build that" remark. The mini-blooper reel began with a clipofNBC's Lester Holt hyping "High-profile distractions for the Republican Party." Today co-anchor Matt Lauer...
  • Newsflash! Obama has no plans to leave office!

    12/28/2012 5:13:22 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 104 replies
    Everyone keeps saying.. oh Obama won't go over the fiscal cliff because he'll be too worried about his legacy. "People will attach bad economic times to his legacy" Obama has already stole 1.. maybe 2 elections. He has successfully stolen the vote. He has NO plans on leaving office. There will be a "crisis" .. either economically.. or otherwise.. which he will use to stay in power. Obama will simply sign an executive order. Do you really think Congress would stop him? By this point he'll have picked 2 more judges. The Courts won't stop him either.
  • Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’

    12/28/2012 4:17:05 PM PST · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    rt ^ | 9/28 | rt
    Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law. ­Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a lot because of the “nightmare of the Bush presidency that preceded him.” “He has taken all the Bush changes he basically put them into the establishment, he has codified them,” Stone told RT. “It is an Orwellian state. It might not be oppressive on the...
  • Obama’s Administration The Most Transparent Ever? Not By A Long Shot

    12/28/2012 4:16:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-28-12 | Curt
    In 2009 Obama promised to be the most transparent administration ever: http://youtu.be/72g7qmeP1dEWe have since found that it has been one of the most secretive administrations ever. Vince wrote last summer about the lack of transparency and cronyism involved in ObamaCare: ...the violations of that transparency pledge were greatest during the passage of arguably the single most important – and worst – piece of legislation ever to come across a President’s desk: ObamaCare. Euphemistically named the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare single handedly would open the door for regulation of anything in the American economy and the lives of...
  • Breaking: Obama to make a statement at 5:45 PM EST following fiscal cliff meeting-Live Thread[12-28]

    12/28/2012 2:45:39 PM PST · by John W · 167 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | NBC News and wire services
    The highly-anticipated meeting came and went without any immediate clue from congressional lawmakers as to whether they had made any progress toward resolving the impending onset of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect on Jan. 1. But the president is scheduled to deliver a statement from the White House at 5:45 p.m. ET. A protracted stalemate between Obama-led Democrats and congressional Republicans had prompted Friday's last-ditch meeting.
  • Obama NOT Offering 'New' Fiscal Cliff Proposal, Could Demand Up-Or-Down Vote On Plan

    12/28/2012 1:41:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/28/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Contrary to reports earlier in the day, President Barack Obama is not offering a "new" proposal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff during a meeting at the White House today. Rather, Obama is reiterating previous positions on income-tax rates and other components of the cliff, Reuters reports. He will ask Congressional leaders at the meeting for a concrete counterproposal. If there is none, he will ask for an up-or-down vote on his plan in Congress. At 3:10 p.m., Obama began his meeting at the White House with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John...
  • Obama Orders Pay Raise for Federal Employees

    12/28/2012 1:26:26 PM PST · by House Atreides · 122 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/28/2012 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.
  • The List: Obama's Two Hundred and Fifth Week in Office

    12/28/2012 9:21:38 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 12/28/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Fifth Week in Office Obama and Agenda 21Is The EPA´s Lisa Jackson Trying To Dodge A Federal Probe?Attorney claims EPA chief resigned over alias email accountsEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson resignsDeparting Environmental Chief Suggests Obama Has Failed On ClimateWhat is EPA Chief Lisa Jackson hiding?Benghazi-GateBogus Benghazi Punishments Slammed by Ros-Lehtinen Obama Attacks the Second AmendmentSen. Feinstein's 'Assault Weapon' Ban Really Handgun BanThe Senate goes for handgunsObama: I Ran So I Could Have 'Men With Guns' Around My DaughtersArne Duncan: 'We Have Common Values That Go Far Beyond the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms'Gallup: Opposition to handgun...
  • Yes, Vigginia, There Is A Santa Claus: Barack-O-Clause

    12/28/2012 8:05:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-28-2012 | MOTUS
      Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Butt he’s probably not who you think he is. (snip) Take Touré for example, who’s waging his own private war on Christmas by attacking Santa Claus. Imagine: a smug, arrogant preppy, half-black dude with a cool name lecturing us on Santa Claus Now imagine that poseur on steroids Touré Neblett has been much criticized for his refusal to lie to his children about Santa Claus: (snip)“My 5-year-old and 3-year-old, we didn’t talk about Santa at all,” he explained. “I went shopping with them and let Hendrix pick out a present for himself...
  • Will GOP allow ‘Bush tax cuts’ to become the ‘Obama middle class tax cut’?

    12/28/2012 8:03:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/28/2012 | Philip Klein
    A number of commentators, including myself, have argued that if no deal is reached to avert the “fiscal cliff” and taxes go up on most Americans, then President Obama will be able to structure a massive middle class tax cut in the new year that Republicans would find impossible to oppose. Among the many political implications of such a scenario, one would be that the basket of policies now commonly referred to as the “Bush tax cuts” will suddenly morph into the “Obama middle class tax cut.” In my mind, this would be a major error by Republicans. Democrats were...
  • What Chicago's Five Hundredth Murder Means

    12/28/2012 7:59:12 AM PST · by usconservative · 24 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | 12/28/2012 | NBC 5 Chicago
    (Excerpted) Chicago experienced its 500th murder of the year on Thursday night, when a 40-year-old man was shot to death in the Austin neighborhood. It was only the second time in the last ten years the city has reached that mark. In 2008, 513 people were murdered. However, this year’s violence has attracted unprecedented national attention to Chicago. In October, Diane Sawyer held a town hall meeting at St. Sabina’s Church, hosted by Father Michael Pfleger. The killings have earned the city the nickname “Chiraq” and have been inspired an emerging Chicago rap form known as drill. Read the rest...
  • Jerusalem (Latin Rite) patriarch's Christmas message surveys Middle East situation

    12/28/2012 5:04:55 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | December 27, 2012
    Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Israel, Dec 27, 2012 / 04:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, has issued a Christmas message that both laments the violence and refugee situation in the Middle East and calls on Christians to live out their faith. “The joy of Christmas is overshadowed by the staggering violence in Syria,” he said Dec. 20. He noted the Catholic Church’s work to assist 250,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, saying this shows the Church is “full of compassion for the victims.” Conflict between rebel forces and the Syrian government has...
  • P.J. O'Rourke: Dear Mr. President, Zero-Sum Doesn't Add Up

    12/27/2012 11:47:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2012 | P.J. O'Rourke
    Is life like a pizza, where if some people have too many slices, other people have to eat the pizza box? Given that hypocrisy is an important part of diplomacy, and diplomacy is necessary to foreign policy, allow me to congratulate you on winning a second term. I wish I could also congratulate you on your conduct of international affairs. I do thank you for killing Osama bin Laden. It was a creditable action for which you deserve some of the credit you've been given. Of course the intelligence was gathered, and the mission was undertaken, by men and women...
  • If David Gregory were not David Gregory-He’d already be in jail.

    12/27/2012 10:55:35 PM PST · by Fred · 20 replies
    TMZ and New York Times via Legal Insurrection ^ | December 26, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Now that the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is on record that it told NBC News not to use the high capacity magazine in its segment with Wayne LaPierre, the big media is paying attention and taking this seriously. TMZ is running interference claiming that NBC News was told by ATF that the D.C. Police said it was okay, but the D.C. Police say they were asked directly by NBC News for permission and that permission was denied. The NY Times actually has a sensible and informative story on it:
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons--summary of Feinstein Bill, incl. registry requirement

    12/27/2012 7:50:24 AM PST · by driftdiver · 338 replies
    United States Senate ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises. Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: -120 specifically-named firearms -Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic -Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • Do Nothing Democrats. When Will They Act On A Budget? (Day 1,338 - No Budget)

    12/27/2012 7:20:56 PM PST · by RedMDer · 33 replies
    December 27, 2012 | self
    That's 3 years, 7 months and 28 days that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democrat) has obstructed and prevented the House of Representatives efforts to submit a budget as required by Federal Law. That's right folks, Harry Reid (D) is breaking a law that the Senate has passed. Does he really lead or does he just have his own personal agenda to break the system. Remember what Obama said. “We are ..Days Away From Fundamentally Transforming The United States of America”
  • Obama: I Ran So I Could Have 'Men With Guns' Around My Daughters

    12/27/2012 6:05:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 27, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama told ABC News' Barbara Walters that he ran for re-election because he wanted "men with guns" around as his daughters, Malia (14) and Sasha (11), begin dating boys. The interview was the first that the President and First Lady have given since Obama's re-election in November. It aired on Nightline on December 26. In its published highlights, ABC News has drawn attention to the Obamas' comments about keeping the romance alive in their marriage, yet those remarks were followed by this exchange: (VIDEO AT LINK) Walters: I want to talk about the girls. we have been watching...
  • Take a flyin’ leap (Obama is obsessed with the $250,000 figure)

    12/27/2012 3:41:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/27/2012 | Charles Gasparino
    Get ready, all you “millionaires and billionaires” with kids in college and taxes to pay on your homes in and around New York City. It doesn’t matter that you bring home just $250,000 a year and have a family of four or more. President Obama thinks you’re part of the evil 1 percent and you should pay higher taxes — a lot higher. That’s the unfortunate reality for many New Yorkers, no matter what happens during the fiscal-cliff negotiations designed to avert taxes going up on everyone, regardless of income, if a deal isn’t reached sometime soon. Those talks have...
  • Man pulls gun over Obama bumper sticker dispute

    12/27/2012 3:21:34 PM PST · by Ron H. · 72 replies
    YahooNews & Various ABC News Locals ^ | 12/27/12 | Evening News
    News video about armed altercation between Obama supporter and anti-Obama veteran opposer.
  • Crunch Time - HELP NEEDED

    12/27/2012 12:52:06 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 58 replies
    http://www.butterdezillion.wordpress.com ^ | 12-27-2012 | butterdezillion
    My DEAR READERS: It’s crunch time. My apologies to those who have tried to contact me; my computer died and I had no email access for several weeks. I’ve also been incredibly busy, part of which I will now describe: After contacting my state AG, county attorney, and others, I realized I needed to file a criminal report in the city in which the crime was committed: Bob Bauer’s crimes of 1) of suborning perjury by advising Germond and Villaigarosa to sign an Official Certification of Nomination that Bauer KNEW had legally been disclosed as fraudulent, and 2) fraud when...
  • How Obama Vacationed (Golfed)

    12/27/2012 12:37:31 PM PST · by what's up · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 27, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    At 12:54 a.m., on Saturday December 22, President Barack Obama and his family arrived at Kailua, a Hawaiian town on the island of Oahu. Almost five days later, Obama, leaving his wife and kids behind, departed the island to return to Washington, D.C. Obama’s vacation lasted a brief 118 hours, according to pool reports. -snip- On Christmas Eve, December 24, Obama departed his vacation home at 9:33 a.m., according to the pool report. He remained on the golf course until 3:15, p.m., spending about 5 and a half hours on the golf course. He again golfed that day with Bobby...
  • Obama Is the "i" in "Team" (pic)

    12/27/2012 11:40:31 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Not a new joke by any means, but I haven't seen it done like this...
  • New Home Sales Rise to June 1982 Level, Consumer Confidence Remains Far Below Average

    12/27/2012 9:42:40 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 10 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/27/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The US economy continues to wander through the recessionary woods, with some rays of light peeking through the dark clouds. In other words, there is still a long way to go. New home sales in November printed at 377,000 units, less than the expected 380,000 but higher than October’s print of 368,000. New home sales have struggled to return to June 1982 levels. The Conference Board’s measure of consumer confidence fell to 65.10. Note that consumer confidence remains far below the average of 94.18 from 1967-today. Of course, the Christmas retail season has seen an increase in employment and a...
  • Why Isn't David Gregory In Jail?

    12/27/2012 7:33:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 33 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-27-2012 | MOTUS
    Since Alinsky works for us now, and I’m about to deploy one of his rules(snip) Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.(snip) The rule being deployed today is #4: “Make them live up to their own book of rules.” So I’m afraid I must demand that David Gregory be prosecuted for breaking the law - as he did by brandishing a lethal “high capacity magazine” on Meet the Press(snip) Q: When is a prop just a prop? A: When it’s brandished...
  • Will "Zero Dark Thirty" Be Available on You Tube?

    12/27/2012 4:55:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    12/27/12 | SFF
    All over the airwaves I am seeing commercials for Zero Dark Thirty, wondering if the "Arab Street" knows this movie is being released. We all know how ENRAGING youtube videos can be, and yet we have NOT heard the clown in the Oval Office or his toady Hillary with the concussion come out and condemn this film that COULD be very offensive to the Libyans.
  • The Year the Dreams Died

    12/27/2012 2:30:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/27/12 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky fantasies. Barack Obama in 2008 won an election on an upbeat message of change amid hopes that the first black president would mark a redemptive moment in American history. Four years later, the fantasies are gone. In continuing dismal economic times, Obama ran for reelection neither on his first-term achievements — Obamacare, bailouts, financial stimuli, and Keynesian mega-deficits — nor on more utopian promises. Instead, Obama’s campaign systematically reduced his rival, Wall Street financier Mitt Romney, to a conniving, felonious financial pirate who did dastardly things, from letting the...
  • Michael Barone: Obama's numbers went down, but Romney never inspired voters to vote

    12/26/2012 9:21:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 25, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In combing through the results of the 2012 election -- apparently finally complete, nearly two months after the fact -- I continue to find many similarities between 2012 and 2004 and one enormous difference. Both of the elections involved incumbent presidents with approval ratings hovering around or just under 50 percent facing challengers who were rich men from Massachusetts (though one made his money and the other married it).In both cases, the challenger and his campaign seemed confident he was going to win. and had reasonable grounds to believe so.In both elections, the incumbent started running a barrage of negative...
  • The Obama family’s Hawaiian vacation home

    12/26/2012 7:24:11 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Dec 26, 2012 | Jenny Pisillo
    --SNIP-- The property is 6,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and an contemporary Asian theme. Supposedly it was to be listed after the Obamas vacationed there last year for $7.9 million. It’s unknown if plans changed to sell the house or if the property just never sold. Either way, the Obamas are sure to have had a good time in this luxury beachfront home.
  • President Obama's Legacy: $20 Trillion in Debt for 2016

    12/26/2012 5:28:37 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/25/12 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    The fiscal-cliff negotiations have deteriorated into an embarrassing travesty of competing press conferences, off-the-record remarks, closed meetings, and sound bites. The Republican side is frustrated and flabbergasted by the absence of a concrete proposal from the President that can be scored by the Congressional Budget Office and then “marked up” by Congress according to standard procedures. Vague offers of so and so many trillions of revenue increases and spending cuts spread over a decade are just words, not real proposals.
  • U.S. administration urges Republicans not to block "fiscal cliff" deal

    12/26/2012 4:06:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    U.S. administration urges Republicans not to block "fiscal cliff" deal By Mark Felsenthal | Reuters – 58 mins ago HONOLULU (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama cut short a Christmas vacation to resume talks to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of automatic year-end tax hikes and spending cuts, the White House on Wednesday called on congressional Republicans not to stand in the way of a resolution in the U.S. Congress. "It's up to the Senate Minority Leader not to block a vote, and it's up the House Republican leader, the Speaker of the House ... to allow a vote," a senior...
  • Obama Wants To Extend Gov’t Refi Programs to Non-government Held/Insured Mortgages (Kabuki Theater)

    12/26/2012 2:17:54 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/26/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The radio show “Marketplace” wanted to chat this morning about the news that the Obama administration might extend its mortgage-refinancing programs to include borrowers whose mortgages aren’t backed by the government. It’s one thing for the Administration to pressure loan modifications (with Congress’ blessing) for the FHA insured mortgages. It is even a bigger stretch for the Administration to pressure Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHFA to perform loan modifications (specifically principal writedowns since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are private corporations … in conservatorship. But it quite another thing for the Administration to pressure non-government entities to make principal...
  • 'MEET THE PRESS' Got Green Light For Magazine Demo

    12/26/2012 12:26:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/26/12 | TMZ
    An official from the D.C. police told a member of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that David Gregory COULD display a high capacity magazine on "Meet the Press" Sunday ... TMZ has learned.
  • Chuckleheads Unite!

    12/26/2012 9:59:30 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-26-12 | Michael Henkins
    Oh how those Tea Party rubes are fouling the well-oiled political gears of Washington D.C. Have you heard of their latest shenanigans? Truly scandalous, and Republican Rep. Steven LaTourette does not like it one bit. Not even a smidge.What was the infraction that had earned them LaTourette’s scorn and label “Chuckleheads”? It is best we let Rep. LaTourette explain it himself: “I don’t know what the number is but say the number is 40 out of 240 – that’s not a repudiation of his (Speaker of the House John Boehner) leadership. That’s the same 40, 50 chuckleheads that all year...
  • Gov. Snyder reveals his conversation with President Barack Obama

    12/26/2012 9:36:25 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 18 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | Tim Skubick
    Lots of folks scoffed in town when reports surfaced that Democrats had petitioned the President of the United States to insert himself into the unseemly debate over Right to Work. Some asked out loud, doesn't POTUS have more important things to do than lobby Gov. Rick Snyder on that? But lobby the president did. During an exclusive one-hour sit down on WKAR-Public TV, the governor confirms that he and President Barack Obama shared a few minutes in private and the president looked the governor in the eye and said, "He wasn't pleased with Right to Work," Mr. Snyder reveals for...
  • EDITORIAL: Government recalls GM stock (Good read)

    12/26/2012 8:48:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2012 | Editorial
    Administration puts an expensive end to a disgraceful episodeGeneral Motors will no longer be “Government Motors.” The Treasury Department on Wednesday announced its intention to liquidate federal holdings in the automobile company over the next 15 months. The final tally will show this policy has been a disaster for taxpayers. Under the best case scenario, the public will wind up shelling out more than $13 billion by the close of this unfortunate episode. Though President Obama has portrayed the GM bailout as saving Detroit, it was really a reward for the auto unions. It was a celebration of bad management...
  • Obama Dines at Morimoto On Your DIme While We Go Over the Fiscal Cliff!

    12/26/2012 7:46:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-26-2o12 | MOTUS
    I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I did, and even managed to go home to visit my Mirror family(snip)Butt here’s what you get when the “B” team is on duty: Instead of a high quality reflection, all you get is a grainy, crappy photo taken by a local journolist of MO and BO leaving Morimoto Waikiki where they dined before Christmas. Actually, the restaurant choice was surprising because, as I pointed out last year, Morimoto isn’t exactly an exemplary model of our new soon-to-be-imposed standards of civility. A little too much “Samurai Warrior” for the kinder, gentler, unarmed...
  • Kerry nomination proves Obama doesn't understand Latin America

    12/26/2012 7:12:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2012 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Last spring, President Obama attended a meeting of Latin American leaders. We remember that meeting because of the Secret Service scandal. It was also the meeting when Latin American leaders complained that the Obama administration does not have a policy toward the region. I was very happy to see that Mary Anastasia O'Grady of The Wall Street Journal posted an article about the nomination of Sen Kerry to be Secretary of State. She pointed out that Sen Kerry has been on the "left" side of every major event in the last 40 years: "Mr. Kerry's record of promoting American values...
  • President Obama's Legacy: $20 Trillion in Deficits for 2016 Victor

    12/26/2012 7:06:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/26/2012 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    The fiscal-cliff negotiations have deteriorated into an embarrassing travesty of competing press conferences, off-the-record remarks, closed meetings, and sound bites. The Republican side is frustrated and flabbergasted by the absence of a concrete proposal from the President that can be scored by the Congressional Budget Office and then “marked up” by Congress according to standard procedures. Vague offers of so and so many trillions of revenue increases and spending cuts spread over a decade are just words, not real proposals. The last serious fiscal-cliff projections date back to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) August 2012 assessment of the budgetary effects...
  • What the 'fiscal cliff' means for you

    12/26/2012 6:07:34 AM PST · by rhema · 18 replies
    If politicians fail to cut a "fiscal cliff" deal before Jan. 1, it means a lot less money in your pocket, period. This is especially true for lower-income earners, who will be hit hardest proportionally. To illustrate the danger the fiscal cliff poses to Americans right now, at Christmastime, we used the Tax Foundation's tax calculator to produce a few examples of how Americans in various life situations will be affected. Our first example is Manuel -- a young fellow who makes about $50,000 a year working at a newspaper. Manuel, a single man with no dependents What he pays...
  • Christian Colleges [Wheaton, Belmont Abbey] Score Win: Court Orders Rewrite of Birth Control Mandate

    12/26/2012 5:53:40 AM PST · by rhema · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/19/12 | Napp Nazworth
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College in a decision related to the ongoing court challenges to the Obama administration's birth control mandate. The court said it would hold the Obama administration to its promise to never implement the current birth control mandate and to create a new rule by August, as part of the court decision. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to give it updates every 60 days, beginning in February, until a new rule is issued in August. The...
  • Did Obama skip church on Christmas?

    12/26/2012 5:40:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    Beltway Confidential -- Washington Examiner ^ | 12-26-12 | Charlie Spiering
    Did the Obama family skip church services this Christmas? The White House readout of the President’s activities on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day makes no mention of church services – although the President and the First Lady made time to visit service members of the United States Military at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii. Below is the text of the White House release to the press: Last night, the President made holiday telephone calls to US service members, then sat down with his family for Christmas Eve dinner. This morning, the family gathered around 8AM to open their Christmas...
  • Psychosis Triggered by Smoking Pot?

    12/26/2012 12:40:49 AM PST · by SoCal SoCon · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 8, 2011 | David W. Freeman
    CBS) Advocates of medical marijuana say pot has all sorts of health benefits. Maybe so, but a new study from Australia suggests that smoking pot can drive some people crazy - or at least make them go crazy sooner than they would have if they had never picked up the pipe. The study, published online in "Archives of General Psychiatry," shows that potheads develop severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia about 2.7 years earlier than people who don't use marijuana.
  • Pro-Life Catholic Group [Priests for Life] Wins HHS Mandate Exemption in Court

    12/26/2012 4:24:33 AM PST · by rhema · 8 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 12/24/12 | Steven Ertelt
    In another victory for pro-life advocates challenging the pro-abortion HHS mandate in Obamacare, a pro-life Catholic group has won a legal battle in court to get an exemption from having to comply with the mandate. The new mandate compels religious employers to pay for and refer employees for birth control, abortion-causing drugs and contraception in violation of employers’ religious beliefs. On Thursday, pro-life attorneys Robert Muise and David Yerushalmi presented oral argument in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) in support of Priests for Life’s request that the court immediately halt the enforcement...