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  • Obama to Visit Israel as Netanyahu Attempts to Form Coalition

    02/06/2013 7:33:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/13 | William Bigelow
    After Benjamin Netanyahu won the Israeli election for Prime Minister in January, he and Obama spoke by phone and discussed the possibility of Obama visiting. Obama will travel to Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) before travelling to Jordan during his time in the region. National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor said: The start of the president's second term and the formation of a new Israeli government offer the opportunity to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel and to discuss the way forward on a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including Iran...
  • Obama’s ‘Investment’ Non-Strategy: Spending more on education won’t drive economic growth.

    02/06/2013 7:15:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Not long after President Obama proclaimed in his second inaugural that “an economic recovery has begun,” we learned that the U.S. economy actually shrank in the last quarter. Many economists believe this is a temporary setback. This recovery may be the weakest in American history, but the economy isn’t cratering either. Still, you can bet that if the economy continues to contract, Obama will propose the same remedy he always has: more “investments” in education, infrastructure, and various industries of the future. It seems that whatever the ailment, Dr. Obama always writes the same prescription. This is hardly shocking: Building...
  • ‘Israel Thirsts to Hear Obama Directly’

    02/06/2013 5:12:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Acting Knesset head Binyamin (Fouad) Ben-Eliezer has asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to urge United States President Barack Obama to address the Knesset during his upcoming visit to Israel. “The nation of Israel definitely thirsts to hear the United States President speak to them directly,” he argued. “There is no more appropriate venue than the Knesset for the U.S. President to speak.” “I believe that this act, of a direct address to Israel in the Knesset assembly… during this visit, specifically, would carry tremendous importance,” he added. MK Reuven Rivlin, speaker of the last Knesset, agreed. “The Knesset is the...
  • Obama Looms Large Over Democrats' 2014 Fight to Retain the Senate

    02/05/2013 9:23:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 68 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | Stuart Rothenberg
    The odds are against Senate Democrats this cycle. But, of course, they were against the party two years ago at this time, and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Executive Director Guy Cecil didn’t merely beat the odds — he slaughtered them. This time, Democrats face better prospects of holding onto their Senate majority next November than they did two years ago (after all, they begin with 55 seats instead of 53), but a net loss looks inevitable and a big loss is quite possible. Cecil, who is back for a return engagement this cycle, has his work cut out for him....
  • Obama 2007: You Can't Just Air Raid Villages And Kill Innocent Civilians

    02/05/2013 9:13:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/13 | staff
    2007, Barack Obama “We have to have enough troops that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians”.
  • ICE Union Boss: Obama Doesn’t Care If Immigration Enforcement Officers Die

    02/05/2013 9:03:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/13 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security care more about “special interests” in the Democratic campaign base than the lives of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the ICE union boss told Congress today. “Death or serious injury to ICE officers and agents appears more acceptable to ICE, DHS, and Administration leadership, than the public complaints that would be lodged by special interest groups representing illegal aliens,” Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement 118, told the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon. Crane based that statement on the way government policies handcuff the ICE officers charged...
  • Obama unconstitutionally used U.S. military to kill teenage U.S. citizen who was born in Denver

    02/05/2013 8:50:19 PM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 5, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama unconstitutionally used U.S. military to kill teenage U.S. citizen who was born in Denver The U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from killing U.S. citizens without due process. This means that they must first be arrested, charged, tried, and convicted before being executed.Obama violated this when he used the U.S. military to kill a teenage U.S. citizen who was born in Denver. Obama also killed two other U.S. citizens without due process.If Bush had done this, the “anti-war” protestors would have been livid. But since they were actually “anti-Bush” protestors and not “anti-war” protestors, they don’t...
  • Are these Muslim graduates of Mosque Police Academy of O’s Civilian National Security Force?

    02/05/2013 8:49:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | February 5, 2013
    St. Louis County Police said more than 50 Muslims graduated this week from the course that began in November at the Daar-ul-Islam Mosque. This Citizens Police Academy training is specifically tailored to members of area mosques, police stated. T&C Manchester (h/t Bo Perrin) This is the first time the course has been offered by St. Louis County Police at a mosque and the first time the mosque has had such a course available to members. The St. Louis County Police West County Precinct partnered with the Islamic Foundation of the Daar-ul-Islam Mosque and offered the eight-week course to mosque members...
  • About Obama's "skeet shooting" photo..

    02/05/2013 8:45:22 PM PST · by eastexsteve · 98 replies
    I really couldn't care less if Obama shot skeet or not. The photo released by the White House shows that this is probably the first time this man has ever fired a shotgun, much less shot a round of skeet. However, it does show something blatantly obvious - he doesn't appear to be standing at a shooting station at the Camp David skeet range. Below is a photo from the UK Daily Mail of the Camp David skeet range. See any differences? http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/02/article-2272417-174E1F37000005DC-87_634x446.jpg
  • Obama to waste little time in renewing full-court-press on Israel

    02/05/2013 8:41:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Power Line ^ | September 28, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today came news that (1) John Kerry made lengthy phone calls to Israeli and Palestinian leaders even before starting work at the State Department on Monday and (2) President Obama will visit Israel in March or April. No one should doubt that, as in Obama’s first term, brow-beating Israel into making concessions to the Palestinians will form the core of the Obama-Kerry outreach. As Groucho Marx said, in Horse Feathers, when explaining why he was offering a pep talk to the opposing team, “my team won’t listen to me.” The Palestinians don’t listen to Obama; Israel must, to some degree....
  • Obama blinks on the sequester, GOP finally has upper hand (Obama paints himself into a corner)

    02/05/2013 8:33:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/05/2013 | Philip Klein
    In November 2011, President Obama lamented that “some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts” that were part of that August’s deal to raise the debt limit. “My message to them is simple: No. I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending. There will be no easy off ramps on this one.” Now, it’s Obama who is looking for an off ramp. With the automatic spending cuts about to go into effect, the Associated Press reports, “President Barack Obama will ask Congress to come up with tens...
  • Your government can kill you if...

    02/05/2013 8:11:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | February 4, 2013 | Marc Ambinder
    A Justice Department memorandum apparently prepared for Congress lays out for the first time the criteria that the national security establishment uses to decide whether to kill an American who is a senior al Qaeda leader or the the leader of one of its operational arms. Honors go to NBC's Mike Isikoff for the score. The memo has no classification markings on it, which tells me that it is a distillation from a larger, probably classified document prepared by the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. Generally, the executive branch keeps secrets in one of two of...
  • Nuclear Talks Between Global Powers Set to Start (Iran)

    02/05/2013 7:38:43 PM PST · by haffast · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 5, 2013, 9:07 p.m. ET | JAY SOLOMON And LAURENCE NORMAN
    WASHINGTON—Iran formally agreed to resume stalled talks with global powers aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program, offering the Obama administration's new national-security team a shot at resolving one of the world's most intractable security challenges. U.S. and European officials said Tuesday they would use the new talks, which are scheduled to begin Feb. 26 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to offer a slightly revised package of economic incentives. In exchange, Tehran would have to agree to ship its growing stockpile of near weapons-grade nuclear fuel out of the country. snip The talks will be an early test for President Barack Obama's new...
  • Obama's Political Capital

    02/05/2013 7:09:47 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 3 replies
    Napa Whine Country ^ | 2-05-2013 | Tom Thurlow
    President Obama blows through his own political capital just as fast as he blows through America’s financial capital. Neither case of over-spending is sustainable, and we will just have to wait to see which spending spree is forced to end first. But this further confirms my suspicion that President Obama’s brains are the most over-rated to occupy the Oval Office in generations. Take his recent nominations, which are a mess.
  • Zimmerman Brother: Obama 'Bullied' My Family

    02/05/2013 6:53:17 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    George Zimmerman was back in court today for a hearing on the start date for his trial on murder charges. Zimmerman, of course, was the Hispanic neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Florida, who trailed a young black man named Trayvon Martin after calling 911, got into an altercation with Martin in which Martin ended up pounding Zimmerman’s head into the pavement, and then ended up shooting Martin in the chest. The media used the Zimmerman case as an opportunity to bully Americans over their supposed racial intolerance. Even the President of the United States weighed in in the midst of an...
  • Affidavit: Debt Collector Al Hendershot; Obama Using Harry Bounel's Social Security Number

    02/05/2013 6:51:01 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 65 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Albert Hendershot
    I, Albert Hendershot am a professional debt collector, I am over 18 years old, I have personal knowledge of the facts provided herein and I will be able to competently testify in court of the facts as listed in this affidavit: 1. I personally performed a search with Merlin Information Systems and http://www.acxiom.com/identity-solutions database which is routinely used by professional debt collectors. 2. I found that both Barack Obama and Harry J. Bounel are listed as holders of the same Connecticut Social Security number 042-68-4425 and resided at the same address 5046 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois, Exhibit 1 attached...
  • Secretary Chu Says DOE Research Led Shale Revolution, and Forecasts the Same for Renewables

    02/05/2013 6:36:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    National Public Radio's State Impact ^ | February 1, 2013 | Susan Phillips
    Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who came to the White House leading a push for green energy, but got snarled by the Solyndra bankruptcy, announced his plan to resign on Friday. Chu wrote a long explanation of his decision to Energy Department employees. In the letter Chu seemed to begin by defending his tenure against critics who decried the loans made to the solar company Solyndra under his watch. “…I believe we should be judged not by the money we direct to a particular State or district, company, university or national lab, but by the character of our decisions.” Chu laid...
  • Developing: Ret. Supreme Court Judge Fights $13,000 Sanction Against Obama Challenger (WA)

    02/05/2013 6:21:08 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 16 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Honorable Richard B. Sanders
    For the first time in 17 years, 15 of those sitting on the Washington Supreme Court, I have agreed to represent a private citizen. And I am pleased to lend Linda Jordan a helping hand. In good faith Ms. Jordan commenced an action to question President Obama's name on the ballot. She did the best she could with limited resources and no legal training. The government's response was immediate and in some respects heavy handed. Having obtained a summary dismissal of her case, and then her appeal, the attorney general went further to demand the Secretary of State be reimbursed,...
  • Obama’s Drone Memo: The Mind-boggling Hypocrisy Of The Left Is Alive & Well

    02/05/2013 5:58:43 PM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-05-13 | Curt
    News broke today that Obama and pals have a memo that says they can kill any citizen of this country even if they are not engaged in a plot to attack the US: A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about...
  • The Most Wanted Gun in America (NY Times article on the AR)

    02/05/2013 5:37:52 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 84 replies
    THE phone rings again at Pasadena Pawn and Gun, and a familiar question comes down the line: “Got any ARs?” The answer is no. Pasadena Pawn and Gun, a gun retailer and pawnshop 15 miles south of Baltimore, is pretty much sold out of America’s most wanted gun, the AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. Since the massacre in Newtown, Conn., in December, the AR-15, the military-style weapon that the police say was used in the shootings, has been selling fast here and across the nation. Before Newtown, the rifles sold for about $1,100, on average. Now some retailers charge twice that. At...
  • Obama to visit Israel, First Time as President

    02/05/2013 4:07:47 PM PST · by lbryce · 21 replies
    AP ^ | February 5, 2013 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama will go to Israel in the spring, the White House said Tuesday, marking his first visit to the staunch U.S. ally since becoming president. While in the region, Obama will make stops in the West Bank and Jordan. Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the visit to Israel in late January, when Obama congratulated Netanyahu on his success in Israel's recent election. The White House has not released the date of Obama's trip or details about Obama's itinerary, but Israel's Channel 10 reported that the trip had been scheduled for March 20. "The start of...
  • Government buying select-fire....calls them weapons "suitable for self defense"

    02/05/2013 4:05:22 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    This announcement is being placed in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) paragraph 5.207.  It is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items.  5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense.  This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and proposals are being requested.  See attachments for complete details.
  • January's FBI gun background checks are second-highest ever

    02/05/2013 3:40:04 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    Washington (CNN) -- As President Obama continues to push for new gun control measures, new FBI data shows that January was the second-highest month on record for gun background checks. FBI figures posted Tuesday show there were 2,495,400 background checks done through the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS. The number was more than 1 million higher than any previous January. Also in January, 8,980 of the background checks resulted in gun purchase denials. U.S. law requires background checks for all people who try to buy firearms from federally licensed dealers.
  • The joint Obama-Rove betrayal destined to unite conservatives

    02/05/2013 2:57:08 PM PST · by old school · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 5, 2013 | Judi McLeod
    "Thank God for Mark Levin, who tells it like it is, depressing as it is."
  • First Comes Honor

    02/05/2013 2:45:17 PM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2013 | Steve McCann
    Whether in the various state capitols or the once hallowed halls of Congress or the now tarnished grandeur of the White House, the acquisition and retention of political power by any means necessary, and the attendant access to ever larger sums of money, either borrowed, created out of whole cloth or coerced from the taxpayers, has become firmly entrenched in the nation's political psyche. Party identity notwithstanding, in order to achieve this end, nothing is beyond the pale -- be it fraud, corruption, outright lies, or immorality. No one person on the American landscape today more epitomizes this descent into...
  • Gas prices take bigger bite of Americans' income [Highest in THREE DECADES!]

    02/05/2013 6:27:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/4/13 | Emily Jane Fox
    Americans are pumping about 4% of their incomes into buying gasoline, according to a government report. The Energy Department said on Monday that U.S. households spent an average of $2,912 on gasoline last year, the highest level in four years. The percentage reached similar levels in 2008, when a red-hot global economy and panic over dwindling supplies sent gas prices through the roof. But before then, the percentage hadn't reached these levels in nearly three decades.
  • The Corral

    02/05/2013 10:29:24 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Sarge
    Beaurat Obama wants universal registration of all firearms in America. He says it’s “common sense” to register all firearms and the “majority” of firearms owners agree with him. He polls his people and tells us we think that way too. The man agglomerates numbers in biased and prejudiced surveys. He twists the findings into complementary terms showing just how perfect his intuition is when adducing the American public’s thinking. He almost never gets plastered for trying to pull the wool over the American people’s eyes. Not ever, since the mid-term elections in his first term, has he admitted the American...
  • Seven million will lose insurance under Obama health law

    02/05/2013 12:16:07 PM PST · by illiac · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/5/13 | Steven Dinan
    President Obama's health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday. CBO said that this year's tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so. Instead, they'll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade. But the non-partisan agency also expects fewer people to have to pay individual penalties to the IRS...
  • Study Proves – Watching CNN and MSNBC Makes You Stupid!

    02/05/2013 12:37:56 PM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-05-13 | Brother Bob
    This is another one of those subjects I wanted to write about a few months ago but it fell on my back burner. Every so often we see some new study that "proves" that Fox News viewers are stupid. The latest one that came out a few weeks ago proved that your average Fox News viewer has an average IQ of 80. PJ Media's Charlie Martin proceeded to dissect this study, first by contacting its author. The author didn't give a full name, worked for some fictitious organization, used a bizarre methodology, and could not reveal who had commissioned the study...
  • David Rivkin on President Obama's power grab on gun control

    02/05/2013 11:59:49 AM PST · by dont_tread_on_malik · 8 replies
    Obama is on a roll with all the regulations he's created to take away my second amendment rights. David Rivkin explains what he can ACTUALLY do with gun control. Maybe Obama should refresh his memory on the Constitution.
  • Obama plans spring trip to Israel

    02/05/2013 10:57:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/5/13 | ENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Obama discussed plans to visit Israel this spring during a recent phone call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said Tuesday. (PHOTOS: Obama’s 24 international trips) Obama brought up the travel plans during a Jan. 28 call with Netanyahu, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. “The start of the president’s second term and the formation of a new Israeli government offer the opportunity to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel and to discuss the way forward on a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including Iran and Syria," Vietor...
  • Michelle Obama’s posterior again the subject of a public rant

    02/05/2013 10:50:19 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | February 5,2013 | Krissah Thompson
    They’re at it again. The latest public rant against Michelle Obama’s effort to promote low-calorie school lunches was recently caught on tape in Alabama — the usual protest against the federal government meddling in local business. And then it quickly found its way around to the first lady’s posterior.
  • Obama Will MOOve FOREWARD! Without Congress!!!

    02/05/2013 9:32:50 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-5-2013 | MOTUS
    We can all rest a little easier this week: the country is in good hands. John Kerry has slipped into the Secretary of State slot without the U.S. missing a beat. Joey’s in Europe, further cementing relationships, and Big Guy’s got all the pressing domestic issues covered.  On the Deficit/Debt Ceiling/Budget: (“I’ve done my part, I've made proposals, it's their turn, we agree on a lot - and the American public agrees with me - more to be done, won't be easy.”) To help things along even more, yesterday BO signed legislation suspending the nation's borrowing limit until May 18,...
  • Obama: Gun Control Is Not A "Perfect Solution"

    02/05/2013 8:16:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/ ^ | February 5,2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama admitted today in a speech in Minnesota that his gun control policies are not a "perfect solution".
  • Flash Mob Mayhem: Violent Groups Of Teens Leave NYC Businesses In Ruins

    02/05/2013 8:06:40 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 167 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Staff
      NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Violent, thieving mobs have been making headlines across the country for the past few years, and now they have hit New York City. And Maurice Dubois reported in this CBS 2 investigation, the teen mobs have left neighborhoods worried as businesses take matters into their own hands. Judson Bennett, 78, recently ran into a violent group of teens – often described with the once-benign term “flash mob” – as he made his daily trip to buy a newspaper at his favorite news team. “I’m approaching the newsstand, and then suddenly there is a tremendous force...
  • Dems move to change federal pot laws

    02/05/2013 7:59:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 129 replies
    AdminPress ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Salon
    Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis to introduce bill Tuesday to end prohibition
  • North Korean Government Releases YouTube Video Showing American Cities Under Attack

    02/05/2013 6:37:43 AM PST · by Fennie · 20 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | February 5, 2013
    North Korea still intends to conduct the country's third nuclear test later this month, despite intense pressure from the United States and the international community. Seemingly unconcerned about threats of new sanctions, Kim Jong-un and his Generals stunned most sane human beings by releasing a YouTube Video that shows New York City engulfed in flames after a missile attack. The video was uploaded to YouTube on Saturday by North Korea's official website, Uriminzokkiri, which is responsible for distributing news, information and propaganda for all state run media. While YouTube users shook their heads in astonishment over the video, North Korean...
  • Common Sense Hijacked for Obama Propaganda

    02/05/2013 5:10:43 AM PST · by scottfactor · 13 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 02/05/13 | Gina Miller
    Common sense is both a noun and an adjective. As a noun, common sense—good judgment—is becoming a rare and precious commodity in our world today, especially from Washington politicians; thus, it describes little of what comes out of our nation’s capital. Yet, I have noticed that whoever it is that puts the words in the mouth of Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), has latched on to “common-sense” as an adjective to describe what can only be regarded as tyrannical, unconstitutional dictates that the communist cabal controlling our federal government is currently shoving in the faces of the American...
  • Obama: It’s time for the people of Kenya to come together

    02/05/2013 4:46:46 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “This is a moment for the people of Kenya to come together instead of tearing apart,” Obama said. “If you do you can show the world that you are not a member of a tribe or ethnic group but citizens of a proud and great nation.”
  • Obama: Boy Scouts Should Expose Homosexuals to Opportunities

    02/04/2013 10:37:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 2/4/13 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - One day after President Obama said "yes," he thinks the Boy Scouts of America should admit homosexuals -- to expose them to "opportunities and leadership" -- dozens of conservative groups are running a newspaper ad, urging the Boy Scouts to "show courage" and "stand for timeless values." The 41 conservative organizations, in a full-page ad in Monday's USA Today, said it would be a "grave mistake" for BSA to change their longstanding policy against having openly homosexual Scout leaders or Scouts. In a Sunday interview with "60 Minutes" Correspondent Scott Pelley, President Obama said the scouts should admit...
  • Still Not Dealing with Iran

    02/04/2013 9:01:07 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    The weekly Standard ^ | 5:33 PM, Feb 4, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Douglas Murray, writing in the Wall Street Journal: Anyone paying attention to the words and actions emanating from Tehran over the last few years should be easily convinced that anything and everything must be done to stop the Iranian regime from acquiring a nuclear bomb.Yet even now, the international community appears unwilling to declare this rogue regime an enemy, nor to do anything—even by way of sanctions or embargoes—to stop them.
  • California: Sitting atop black gold, forgoing for the green?

    02/04/2013 8:21:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 4, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    While touting his ostensible “all of the above” energy plan and working the campaign trail not so very long ago, President Obama would justify his many expensive green-energy plans by repeatedly saying something along the lines of, “America consumes 20 percent of the world’s oil, but only has two percent of its reserves” — which is about as bogus a statistic as it gets. America only having two percent of the world’s oil relies on measures of its proven reserves, i.e., the amount of oil that has both been discovered and is technologically and economically feasible to extract, remaining static....
  • NBC EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department Memo Reveals Legal Case for Drone Strikes on Americans

    02/04/2013 6:29:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 85 replies
    NBC News ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Michael Isikoff
    A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the...
  • Gun sales super even on Super Bowl Sunday

    02/04/2013 4:27:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WXIX-TV ^ | February 4, 2013 | Dave Culbreth and Brian Wiechert
    SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) - Employees at Target World in Sharonville say guns sales have been like nothing they've ever seen before. "You can't take away people's rights without people fighting back," says David Drury, a Target World employee. The increase in sales started just after the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings. "The boom has been pretty incredible. People are wanting to protect their rights while they have them and people are scared. They don't want their rights to be eroded," said Drury. Because of that, even on the night of the Super Bowl, and even at kickoff time, Target World was...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls on President Obama to Stop Chicago Violence

    02/04/2013 3:44:49 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 04, 2013
    Rev. Jackson Calls on Obama to Stop Chicago Violence February 04, 2013 Windows Media RUSH: The Reverend Jackson, in Chicago. The Reverend Jackson and other relatives of victims of fatal shootings, in Chicago. Do you know, the lawlessness in Chicago, the gun violence in Chicago is now greater than when Al Capone's gang ran the town? Did you know that, Rachel? You want to know something else? There was no gun control when Al Capone was running around running things. Back during the glory days of Chicago, no gun control. Now they've got some of the strictest gun control laws...
  • Janet Napolitano: A woman to watch for 2016

    02/04/2013 2:51:46 PM PST · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    WaPo ^ | February 4, 2013 | Karen Tumulty
    So, what happens if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run in 2016? It is hard to imagine the presidential field without a woman contender, and here’s one to keep your eye on: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano is quietly making it known that she is considering the race, and there is reason to take her seriously.
  • 'Father of the Prius' Declares Electric Cars 'Not Viable'

    02/04/2013 2:10:43 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 66 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | February 4, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    Hybrid car pioneer and “father of the Prius” Takeshi Uchiyamada says the billions poured into developing battery electric vehicles have ultimately been in vain. "Because of its shortcomings--driving range, cost and recharging time--the electric vehicle is not a viable replacement for most conventional cars," said Uchiyamada. "We need something entirely new." Uchiyamada’s comments come as the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that the government is backing off President Barack Obama’s promise to put one million electric cars on American roads by 2015. As Breitbart News reported last September, there are just 30,000 electric cars on American roads.
  • Obama tries to undercut NRA in gun control debate

    02/04/2013 1:15:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/13
    ...Obama on Monday tried to undercut National Rifle Association leaders and appeal directly to their membership, claiming gun owners support the "common-sense" gun control measures he's proposed -- and urging those supporters to "keep the pressure" on Congress. ....spoke in Minnesota, in his first campaign-style stop as part of a second-term push for new firearms laws... Without once mentioning the NRA by name, Obama on Monday said gun control supporters should tell their members of Congress that "there's no legislation to eliminate all guns." Despite opposition not only from the NRA but a number of Republican lawmakers, Obama tried to...
  • Smith & Nephew Reduces Workforce

    02/04/2013 1:24:16 PM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Memphis Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 31, 2013 | MICHAEL WADDELL
    Smith & Nephew eliminated nearly 100 jobs in Memphis and Andover, Mass., on Thursday, Jan. 31, as the medical device company cuts expenses in an effort to offset tax hikes included in the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act includes a 2.3 percent medical device tax, which took effect Jan. 1. The London-based company, which employs about 1,800 people in Memphis, said the new tax will cost the industry about $30 billion over 10 years. “(The tax) has impacted a number of companies across the U.S.,” said Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications. “Smith & Nephew is...
  • S&P says U.S. to file civil lawsuit over ratings

    02/04/2013 1:21:35 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2013 | Staff
    (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's on Monday said it expects to be the target of a U.S. Department of Justice civil lawsuit over its ratings of mortgage bonds prior to the recent financial crisis. The lawsuit against the McGraw-Hill Cos (MHP.N) unit focuses on its ratings in 2007 of various U.S. collateralized debt obligations (CDO), S&P said. It would be the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency over alleged illegal behavior tied to the financial crisis. "A DOJ lawsuit would be entirely without factual or legal merit," S&P said in a statement. "The DOJ would be wrong...