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  • Obama announces new panel to examine voting

    02/12/2013 9:02:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 9:31 PM EST
    President Barack Obama is creating a commission directed to help improve voting, a reaction to widespread complaints about lengthy waits, growing photo ID requirements and shortened early voting periods. … Obama said that when Americans choose not to vote because they can’t wait hours to cast their ballot, “we are betraying our ideals”. …
  • Obama calls for raising minimum wage to $9 an hour

    02/12/2013 9:07:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 9:19 PM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama wants an increase in the minimum hourly wage from the current $7.25 to $9 by the end of 2015. Obama also proposes the minimum wage be required to keep pace with inflation. … The proposal, which Obama made during his State of the Union address Tuesday, is sure to draw opposition from business groups and congressional Republicans who say higher rates increase costs and reduce employment. …
  • IRS: Obamacare doesn’t require you [employers] to offer ‘affordable’ family coverage

    02/12/2013 9:13:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Human Resources Bernefits Alert ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jared Bilski
    After a barrage of guidance, the IRS finally published its proposed regs on the Affordable Care Act’s “Employer Shared Responsibility” provision, along with a practical Q&A with real-life examples for employers. Here’s help making sense of it all. At this point, virtually every organization knows that all “large” employers — those with 50 or more full-time employees — must provide all full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) with health insurance or pay a “shared-responsibility” penalty. Obamacare considers individuals who work at least 30 hours each week to be an FTE, However, many employers will be surprised by at least one clarification the...
  • Obama wants expanded access to pre-school

    02/12/2013 9:11:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 9:20 PM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama wants all 50 states to provide pre-kindergarten schools for 4-year-olds, a plan that the White House says will result in better prepared students and ultimately a more educated workforce. … Obama also wants the federal government to give the states incentives to provide full-day kindergarten. …
  • Sarah Palin Live Tweets 2013 State of the Union

    02/12/2013 8:07:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 154 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 12, 2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    Sen. Marco Rubio may be giving the Republican response to the president’s State of the Union address this evening and Sen. Rand Paul is giving the Tea Party response, but why wait until the president is done speaking? Sarah Palin is live tweeting her response and well she doesn’t like it. Of course that’s no surprise, but she also created her own hashtag #sotUGottaBKiddingMe She began by countering the president’s claim at the beginning of his speech that “there is much progress to report.” Sarah Palin✔ @SarahPalinUSA Obama: “There is much progress to report.” Oh really? Let's see what the...
  • (Dictator) Obama says he will use executive action on climate if needed

    02/12/2013 7:57:34 PM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/12/2013 | staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States needed to do more to fight climate change and told Congress he would do so by executive action if it failed to pursue a market-based system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago," Obama said, according to the text of his address provided by the White House.
  • Democrats Bring Illegal Aliens as ‘Guests’ to ‘State of the Union’ Speech

    02/12/2013 6:34:12 PM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-12-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who has said “I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community.”- by John HillStand With ArizonaWell it looks like crime does pay after all. At least 5 Democrats, including First Lady Michelle Obama, are bringing illegal aliens as guests to the State of the Union on Tuesday night - this despite a U.S. House rule requiring guests to provide their Social Security numbersBut a spokeswoman with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency declined to comment about whether the agency approves of this occurring at the Capitol, where Obama is set to give his annual...
  • Is Obama creating a pro-gay Boy Scouts of America?

    02/12/2013 5:00:54 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/24/2012 | Chuck Norris
    “A Boy Scouts of America national board member, James Turley, who is also global chairman and CEO of the accounting firm Ernst & Young, recently said he “will work from within to seek a change” to overturn the BSA policy that bans gay scouts and leaders.” 1. But is Turley working on his own initiative, or has the White House prodded him with perks and favors? 2. Is it a coincidence that Turley came out swinging against the BSA’s century-old policy to ban gays from leadership and that he has such close affiliations with the pro-gay Obama administration? 3. Is...
  • Since Every Speech Obama Gives Is About Him Let's Call The State Of The Union What It Really Is...

    02/12/2013 4:10:34 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Napolitano: Watch for Obama to ban ammo by EO through EPA action

    02/12/2013 11:33:51 AM PST · by pabianice · 85 replies
    Fox News Channel (NO link) | 2/12/13
    Judge Napolitano on Fox: Watch for Obama in his SOTU message tonight to indicate he "can't wait" for Congress to act and thus will use EOs to circumvent the law. He will likely order the EPA to tax ammunition to pay for "the environmental damage and clean-up." In general, he believes Obama will bury Congress in a siege of EOs, knowing that Congress will not stop him. Only Congress can levy taxes, so this sets-up a fight between Obama and the so far eunich House, a fight he wants.
  • Live Thread: State of the Union 2013 Speeches by Obama, Rubio, Paul - Tea Party 9:00 P.M. EST

    02/12/2013 3:44:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 613 replies
    Live video via C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, Feburary 12, 2013
    Barack Obama speaks at 9 p.m. EST. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gives the GOP response after Obama speaks. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gives the Tea Party Express response around 10 p.m.Sen. Paul's speech can be seen live on the Tea Party Express website.
  • Anti-Birther Writes 50 Page Hit Piece about Lt. Mike Zullo's Investigation Into Obama's Past

    On November 9th, 2012 erstwhile Maricopa County Cold Case Posse (MCCCP)“Investigator” Mike Zullo signed a massively expanded and updated second “affidavit” concerning his alleged investigation intothe identity documents of President Barack Obama. I refer to it as an “alleged investigation” because there is very little investigative work to be found within the pages of the affidavit. To the extent it recounts lines of enquiry, they without exception all end in futility. To the extent it purports to recount “facts,” they are all recounted second hand, most of them ruthlessly plagiarized from the “work” of other birthers. To the extent that...
  • ATR Releases 2013 State of the Union Bingo!

    02/12/2013 1:29:39 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 4 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | February 12, 2013
    Viewers can play via smartphone, iPad, laptop, etc.
  • Boehner: Obama doesn't have 'the guts' to tackle deficit

    02/12/2013 12:32:15 PM PST · by what's up · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Bret Baier
    House Speaker John Boehner, in advance of President Obama's State of the Union address, said Tuesday that he doesn't think the president "has the guts" to seriously address the country's debt and deficit. The speaker aired his concerns during a breakfast outside his office on Capitol Hill with anchors and reporters covering Obama's address Tuesday night. He said he's pessimistic about the odds the president will tackle the country's long-term spending problem, which he sees as the biggest threat to America's future. "I don't think he has the guts to do it. He doesn't have the courage to take on...
  • “On the Current Marxist Revolution”

    02/12/2013 12:09:11 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 17 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | February 12, 2013 | Partisan
    This white paper will examine a Marxist Revolution under the assumption that the president wants to incite Marxist Revolution in America. When Vladmir Lenin came to power, he introduced a set of socialist policies that literally crashed the Soviet economy by 1921. Socialism failed, so Lenin introduced what was called, “New Economic Policy,” a modified form of socialism more akin to state-capitalism. Various industries were allowed to remain in private hands while others were wrangled into the purview of government control. As we recount the industries over which the government is now in control – healthcare, energy, education, student loans...
  • Google: The Democrat’s Private Intelligence Agency

    02/12/2013 11:53:39 AM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    Red State ^ | February 12th, 2013 | Ben Howe
    Last week, Neil Stevens raised the alarm about Google selling out conservatives on policy issues. He’s right, but a number of conservatives and Republicans think there is an even bigger problem for GOP. Remember that enormous, sophisticated data operation the Obama campaign had? The one that gave them massive daily data on public opinion trends in almost every segment of potential voters. It’s almost as if Democrats had access to some sort of huge database of real time information about what the public was reading or writing online. The kind of breathtakingly large, real-time data that could be used for...
  • Former Boy Scout leader indicted, accused of molesting boys

    02/12/2013 6:14:39 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 53 replies
    WMC TV 5 ^ | 2/11/2013 | Michael Clark
    (WMC-TV) – A former Boy Scout leader has been indicted, accused of molesting young boys. For the first time, an alleged victim's mother has issued a warning. MOREAdditional Links Details of William Todd Brewer's indictment were made public Monday after Brewer was served on Friday. Now we're hearing from the mother of one of the alleged victims in court documents. When former Boy Scout leader William Todd Brewer was arrested for sexual battery last July, one mother didn't want to think about what may have gone on inside Brewer's Senatobia rental home with her then 13-year-old son. "I would tell...
  • Alleged gunman in Hadiya Pendleton slaying was on probation for weapons conviction

    02/12/2013 11:40:52 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 2-12-13 | jason meisner
    The reputed gang member accused of gunning down 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton last month was on the street even though he had been arrested three times in connection with break-ins and trespassing while on probation for a weapons conviction in recent months, the Tribune has learned. In two of those arrests, including one just 2 1/2 months ago, Cook County probation officials failed to notify prosecutors or the judge that Michael Ward had been arrested on the new misdemeanor charges and allegedly violated his probation.
  • GOP Silent As Obama Kills Defense Of Marriage Act

    02/12/2013 11:29:54 AM PST · by xzins · 23 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 2/12/13 | CHQ Staff
    Last week we noted that President Barack Obama has become America’s lawbreaker-in-Chief and few actions exemplify Obama’s propensity for ignoring the will of the people as expressed by the laws Congress passes than his recent executive orders and actions on same sex marriage and federal benefits for same sex couples. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) blocks the federal government from extending spousal benefits to same sex couples. However, on Monday, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expanded a list of benefits to the same sex spouses of service members as well as to the unmarried partners of homosexual service members....
  • Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims

    02/12/2013 10:26:56 AM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    ABC ^ | 12 Feb 13 | NED BERKOWITZ and BRIAN ROSS
    Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. "Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview to be broadcast tonight on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected."...