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  • Unlicensed To Kill ( SF sanctuary-city )

    11/11/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 11 Nov 2012 | Debra Saunders
    Drew Rosenberg became a victim of San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies Nov. 16, 2010. The second-year law student was riding his motorcycle in rush-hour traffic, when a car driven by an unlicensed driver made a left turn and hit him. That evening, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village, Calif., received the phone call every parent dreads. His precious son was dead. Then another nightmare unfolded. As Rosenberg investigated driver Roberto Galo's background, he discovered that San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies have served as an enabler for dangerous drivers. Rosenberg sees his son's death as highly preventable. Five months earlier, San Francisco police stopped...
  • GOP opens door to immigration reform after election loss (Just throw in some more "freebies")

    11/12/2012 3:34:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/9/2012 | staff
    Republicans are warming to the idea of reforming the "broken" U.S. immigration system in the wake of their defeat in this week's presidential election by Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, who was the choice of 70 percent of Hispanic voters. Among those raising the issue after Tuesday's loss at the polls is the GOP's highest-ranking elected official, House Speaker John Boehner, who speaks of the need for a plan to deal with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the country. "What I'm talking about is a common-sense, step-by-step approach to secure our borders, allow us to enforce the laws...
  • Petraeus told within last six weeks of probe that found affair

    11/11/2012 8:21:26 PM PST · by tobyhill · 92 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/11/2012 | By Catherine Herridge
    FBI investigators confronted then CIA Director David Petraeus within the last six weeks about his relationship with biographer Paula Broadwell, Fox News has learned -- a detail that comes as lawmakers complain they did not know about the issue until Petraeus resigned Friday. A source, who is not authorized to speak on the record about the FBI investigation due to its sensitive nature, characterized the meeting between Petraeus and Bureau agents as ďrecent, and within the last six weeks.Ē Asked when Broadwell was confronted, Fox News was told ďa little before that.Ē Asked why the FBI did not brief Congress...
  • CEO of Papa John's says employees' hours will likely be cut due to ObamaCare (GOOD!)

    11/11/2012 7:11:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/11/2012 | fox news
    The CEO of popular pizza chain Papa John's says his employees may face reduced hours and he expects his business costs to rise because President Obama's re-election most likely insures the president's health care reform law will be implemented in full. NaplesNews.com reports John Schnatter made the remarks to a small group at Edison State College's Collier County campus the day after the election. Schnatter, who supported Mitt Romney in the election, said all Americans having health insurance under ObamaCare is a good, but estimates the change will cost Papa John's $5 million to $8 million annually. Schnatter estimated that...
  • It's All Over. Not.( Hey! That's Meant Specifically for You Down Trodden Conservatives.All of You!)

    11/11/2012 6:50:23 PM PST · by lbryce · 43 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | November 9. 2012 | Andrew Klavan
    I think it was Orson Welles who said, ďIf you want to tell a story with a happy ending, it all depends on where you stop.Ē To put it another way: every story is a tragedy, if you tell it to the end. As with lives, so with republics. Freedom is a living thing. It dies. Conservatives are like doctors. They can only win for the moment, the day, the year, the election cycle. And no matter the victory, time only goes one way. The republic grows older every day, the people travel further from their founding values and nothing...
  • Mistresses give great headlines

    11/11/2012 6:46:43 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/12 | Taylor Bigler
    Hell hath no fury like a mistress scorned. So seriously, you guys, stop having affairs. If you are a fictional character in a popular 1987 film starring Glenn Close, then your mistress will boil your childís bunny rabbit and then youíll have to kill her in your own bathtub. Nobody wants that. If youíre a real person with a respected military career and a high-powered position ó say, the director of the CIA ó your mistress will send threatening e-mails to your rumored other other woman and then youíll be forced to resign in disgrace. Nobody wants that, either! Fortunately...
  • Paula Broadwell Spent Year Embedded With Petraeus

    11/11/2012 6:07:56 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | REENA NINAN
    Didn't read this article. No need. The point is not the article's contents, but rather the wording of the headline. "Embedded With," did you say? Hmmm.... "Somehow I don't think that word means what you think it means." - Inigo Montoya
  • 6 lingering questions about the exit of Gen. David Petraeus

    11/11/2012 5:46:26 PM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 11 Nov 2012 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and JOSH GERSTEIN
    Resignations over scandals often raise more questions than they answer, and thatís true of Gen. David Petraeusís abrupt exit from the Central Intelligence Agency. Some have already been put to rest: Paula Broadwell, the co-author of ďAll In: The Education of David Petraeus,Ē has been identified as the woman at the center of the FBI email probe that ultimately toppled him. But many questions remain. Here are POLITICOís six most important: 1. Why resign now? The Obama administrationís first sex scandal exploded just three days after the president was reelected at the end of a hard-fought campaign and just days...
  • Hamas: No Compromises With Israel on Anything, Ever

    11/11/2012 5:07:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/12 | David Lev
    In response to statements by Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas that he would not demand the ďright of returnĒ for PA Arabs to the homes that their grandparents and great-grandparents abandoned in the State of Israel Ė statements Abbas later reneged on Ė Hamas has issued its own document on the matter. Even if the PA as a matter of policy were to agree not to demand that nearly all the Jews of Israel be thrown out of their homes to accommodate the descendants of ďrefugees,Ē Hamas said it wold never agree to such a plan Ė and any concessions...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Veterans Day 2012 ~ 12 November 2012

    11/11/2012 5:03:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    †† † ~ The FReeper Canteen Remembers ~ † ~ Veterans Day 2012 ~ † Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What's more, some Americans don't know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly. †Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during...
  • California Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should 'respect' state marijuana laws

    11/11/2012 3:52:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/12 | Zack Colman
    Calif. Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should 'respect' state marijuana lawsBy Zack Colman - 11/11/12 10:12 AM ET California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said the federal government should let recently passed marijuana legalization laws stand in Colorado and Washington. ďItís time for the Justice Department to recognize the sovereignty of the states,Ē Brown said Sunday on CNNís State of the Union. ďI believe the president and the Department of Justice ought to respect the will of these states.Ē Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use through ballot measures last week. But marijuana is still outlawed at the federal level, which...
  • New Details in Patraeus Scandal: Woman Who Received Threatening Emails Revealed

    11/11/2012 3:39:27 PM PST · by nuconvert · 82 replies
    -excerpt- Kelley alerted the FBI about the emails that appeared to be an attempt to blackmail Petraeus, which started the investigation, said the sources, who are close friends of the Petraeuses. In addition, the threatening emails might not have come from biographer Paula Broadwell, as widely reported. Kelley, a Tampa, Fla. resident who is married with three children, and sister Natalie are close friends of the Petraeus' and spent holidays together. And she was not having an affair with the retired, four-star Army general, sources close to the family tell Fox News.
  • Schumer urges weather agency to keep Sandy labeled a tropical storm (insurance purposes)

    11/11/2012 3:28:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/12 | Zack Colman
    Schumer urges weather agency to keep Sandy labeled a tropical stormBy Zack Colman - 11/11/12 04:23 PM ET Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the federal weather agency to avoid labeling super-storm Sandy a hurricane because doing so would raise insurance deductibles. Schumer sent a letter Sunday to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and insurance companies warning that classifying Sandy as a hurricane could boost deductibles to $20,000, compared with $1,000 for a tropical storm. Schumer says insurers are seeking to have Sandy labeled a hurricane to cut their losses from the devastating natural disaster. ďToday, weíve sent...
  • Panetta: DOD moved quickly on Libya consulate attack (diverted nearby unarmed drone)

    11/11/2012 3:03:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/12 | KATE BRANNEN, DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Panetta: DOD moved quickly on Libya consulate attackBy KATE BRANNEN and DARREN SAMUELSOHN | 11/11/12 9:58 AM EST Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. military ďdid everything they were in position to doĒ about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. In a letter and timeline sent to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Panetta said the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate and nearby annex in Benghazi were over before U.S. forces could arrive. **SNIP** As Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey has noted, ďIt was 9/11 everywhere...
  • Minister: We'll Hit Them Till They Say 'Enough'

    11/11/2012 2:56:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    Minister Moshe Yaalon (Likud) said Sunday that Israel does not intend to maintain restraint in the face of the intense rocket attacks from Gaza. "If the terror organizations do not cease their fire we will be prepared to toughen our response as much as necessary, until they say 'enough!'," he said. "There is a complicated war here, and in the end we will finish it," he said. "This is not a one-off move. But we will put an end to it. We do not intend to maintain restraint because the situation is unbearable for us." "We will bring quiet to...
  • REPORT: DOJ KNEW OF BROADWELL INVESTIGATION FOR MONTHS

    11/11/2012 2:25:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/11/2012 | by LIBERTY CHICK
    As new information emerges regarding Fridayís resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, not only does the story begin to crystallize, but so does the timeline of the FBI investigation that sparked it. In light of the news that officials in the Department of Justice apparently knew about the investigation for months, it now appears that they may have prolonged the release of information to appropriate parties, including to the director of national intelligence. Details surfaced late Friday that the woman with whom Petraeus engaged in an affair was in fact his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Ultimately, it was the harassing emails...
  • How Conservatives Can Win in Blue-State America: Lessons from South Africa's Opposition

    11/11/2012 1:18:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Big Government ^ | November 11, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The new conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the 2012 elections is that Republicans face two challenges: first, that the United States is no longer a center-right nation, but a center-left one; second, that the countryís demographic shift away from whites will make it tougher for Republicans to win votes. The proposed solution is that Republicans must compromise on the partyís core policies, from immigration to taxation to social issues. The conventional wisdom is wrong. I once worked in South Africa for a centrist party, the Democratic Alliance, which faced the same challenges as Republicans do, only far more extreme....
  • The Koch Brothers Turn On Chris Christie and Warn Him About Setting Up Obamacare

    11/11/2012 11:48:12 AM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Politics USA ^ | November 11th, 2012
    The Koch Brothers think-tank, Americans for Prosperity, handed down a warning to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for not rejecting provisions in the ACA to submit health insurance exchange plans ahead of the health lawís full implementation. Republicans were already furious with Christie for praising President Obamaís rapid response to the super-storm Sandy that ravaged parts of the East Coast last week, and now the Koch Brothers are pressuring him to reject a New Jersey exchange bill to rebuff the ACAís requirement before a November 16 cutoff date for states to set up health insurance exchanges. If states fail to...
  • Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October (I give up!)

    11/11/2012 11:22:45 AM PST · by tobyhill · 81 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/11/2012 | staff
    House majority leader Eric Cantor talked to an FBI official in late October about former CIA Director David Petraeus' involvement in an affair, a spokesman for the congressman told CNN Sunday. Doug Heye said Cantor had a conversation with the whistleblower about the affair and the national security concerns involved in the matter. The New York Times reported Saturday that on October 31, Cantor's chief of staff phoned the FBI to inform the agency about the call between the congressman and the FBI official. The Times reported Cantor learned of the whistleblower through Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Washington. A spokeswoman for...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The AdvoCare 500 from Phoenix, Sun. 11/11/12 at 2pm ET on ESPN

    11/09/2012 3:01:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 11/9/12
    Two to go and this week it's PHoenix.. To the victor the spoils and a likely leg up in the Chase for the Cup.. to the rest of the pack, it's just one more race to go after Sunday. Who has the stuff to finish ahead of the pack? Place your bets!
  • Exclusive: Clinton Would Dominate 2016 Iowa Caucuses (Hillary 56% Biden 17%, Cuomo 6%)

    11/11/2012 10:54:15 AM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 11/8/12 4:36 PM EST | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would start out as a dominant favorite in the 2016 Iowa caucuses if she chooses to run for president, a new survey from Public Policy Polling finds. The PPP poll, which was shared exclusively with POLITICO, shows Clinton taking 58 percent of the Iowa vote in a hypothetical presidential run. Vice President Joe Biden trails far behind at 17 percent, followed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at 6 percent and Massachusetts Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren at 3 percent. None of the other Democrats tested Ė Maryland Gov. Martin OíMalley, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Massachusetts Gov....
  • In Defeats, Evangelicals' Political Unity at All-Time High

    11/11/2012 10:43:47 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 45 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/7/2012 | Tobin Grant and Ted Olsen
    While evangelical leaders have long protested that evangelicalism is politically diverse and is a theological identifier rather than a political one, it appears that evangelicals are more politically unified than ever before... We know less about evangelical voters this year than we did four years ago because exit polls did not ask as many voters about being a "born again or evangelical" Christian. According to pre-election polls, white evangelicals backed Romney by nearly a four-to-one margin. Romney received a larger slice of the evangelical vote than any previous Republican presidential candidate. At nearly 80 percent, evangelical support for Romney was...
  • Rising number of states seeing one-party rule

    11/10/2012 9:33:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012 | Keely Brazil
    In a little-noticed footnote to last weekís election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the countryís 50 state governments, Democrats now control all three bases of power Ė the governorship and both houses of the state legislature Ė in 14 states and Republicans in 23, with only 12 states sharing power. (Nebraskaís unicameral...
  • TARP as Congressional Failure [how to lose the ObamaTARP vote]

    11/11/2012 7:54:55 AM PST · by palmer
    CATO ^ | February 4, 2010 | John Samples
    ...Congress did a poor job of deliberating regarding EESA. Its leadership deferred to leaders of the executive branch and failed to show a seemly skepticism about the bailout. In the end, Congress resorted to less seemly methods to pass the law. After the initial rejection of EESA, congressional leaders purchased the necessary votes for passage by offering funding for projects favored by members who had voted ďnoĒ earlier. In other words, the leaders bought the passage of EESA by wasting perhaps $150 billion on what were essentially bribes.56 Vote-buying, not deliberation, brought victory on October 3.... ...The first vote taken...
  • Senators restart talks on U.S. immigration reform plan (More "freebies" to illegals)

    11/11/2012 7:51:42 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/11/2012 | Will Dunham
    Two key U.S. senators are restarting bipartisan talks on U.S. immigration reform that will include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country, Senator Charles Schumer said on Sunday. Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," the Democrat Schumer said he has spoken with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and they have agreed to resume talks that broke off two years ago. "And I think we have a darned good chance using this blueprint to get something done this year. The Republican Party has learned that being ... anti-immigrant doesn't work for them politically. And they know it," Schumer...
  • Seven ways to save on 2013 health insurance bills (First find list of IRS-approved expenses)

    11/11/2012 7:15:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Day ^ | 11/11/12 | MARCIA HEROUX POUNDS
    Seven ways to save on 2013 health insurance billsBy MARCIA HEROUX POUNDS Sun Sentinel Updated 11/11/2012 12:15 AM **SNIP** ē Set pre-tax dollars aside. Use a flexible spending account either from your employer or a third party, such as a bank, to deposit money to cover health costs not covered by insurance. Find the list of IRS-approved expenses on your health insurer's website. Note that contributions in 2013 for flexible spending accounts have been lowered to $2,500 in 2013, but Byers said she doesn't think it will affect most people. "I don't see many people using the full $5,000," she...
  • Benghazi Consulate attack back on front burner in Congress

    11/11/2012 6:29:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/12 | Julian Pecquet, Jordy Yager
    Benghazi Consulate attack back on front burner in CongressBy Julian Pecquet and Jordy Yager - 11/11/12 06:00 AM ET The terrorist attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya is back on the front burner in Congress now that President Obama has won reelection. No fewer than four House and Senate panels plan to hold closed-door briefings with administration officials about the attack this week, while one committee is holding a public hearing. Members of both parties say they expect the Benghazi probe to last well into Obama's second term. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who has...
  • Republican Bigwig Raises Big Stink on Facebook (Wasserman Schulz gets sheriff luggage carriers)

    11/11/2012 6:15:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Tamarac Talk ^ | 11/09/12
    Republican Bigwig Raises Big Stink on FacebookDate posted: November 9, 2012
  • The Real Reason Obama Got Elected ("Freebie" Nation)

    11/11/2012 5:48:20 AM PST · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/8/2012 | Gerri Willis
    Hereís an interesting plot twister; Republicans made the assumption, incorrectly as it turns out, that voters in states with high-unemployment would kick the bums out. That is, that theyíd vote Obama out of office and try to find someone who could solve the jobs problem in this country. Turns out, the opposite has happened. Voters in high-unemployment states actually like the president, and the reason is obvious; the Federal Government is paying the jobless, extending unemployment benefits, food stamps, and even underwriting disability payments from Social Security. Think weíre different from the Europeans? Think again. The proportion of Greek men...
  • FBI probe of Petraeus' emails purportedly led to discovery of extramarital affair

    11/11/2012 3:59:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/10/2012 | fox news
    The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeusí extramarital affair and his resignation Friday started when the agency began monitoring Petraeusí email, Fox News has learned. The agency was alerted that biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom Petraeus had the affair, may have had access to his personal email account. The FBI investigation began when someone reported suspicious emails allegedly sent from Broadwell. The agency then determined that she allegedly had emailed a number of government employees. The FBI was at one point trying to determine whether any of the employees were being stalked, sources told...
  • Husband arrested, Shaima Alawadi, previously believed to be killed in California hate crime

    11/11/2012 2:53:12 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    EL CAJON, Calif. ó Eight months after the beating death of an Iraqi-American woman that drew international attention because it appeared to be a hate crime, the womanís husband has been arrested on suspicion of her murder. Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon announced the arrest Friday of Kassim Alhimidi, 48, and described the killing as an act of domestic violence. The March killing of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi made waves around the world after the coupleís 17-year-old daughter told reporters that she found a note by her motherís bludgeoned body that read: ďGo back to your country,...
  • Chicago police take aim at even minor fugitives when theyíre on Ďheat listí

    11/11/2012 12:52:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 9, 2012 | Frank Main
    Brandon Miltonís crime might have been minor compared with the hundreds of murders and shootings in Chicago every year. .........p>....The effort springs from a Yale University sociologistís finding that these ďhot peopleĒ are far more likely, as a result of those social ties, to become a victim or perpetrator of deadly violence themselves.........Each person on the heat list is given a number ó a heat index ó rating how likely itís deemed that person will be involved in a murder.Starting this past summer, McCarthy doubled the number of officers in the fugitive unit ó in part to focus on these...
  • Thousands of banks may disappear: Wall Street-Obama's 2nd term will be death knell for small banks

    11/10/2012 11:51:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 9, 2012 | Stephen Gandel, senior editor
    Do we need to worry about Too Small to Survive? Now that President Obama has been re-elected, analysts, consultants and dealmakers have turned from whether Dodd-Frank will be repealed to what it means for banks now that it's likely here to stay. The overwhelming conclusion: Thousands of small banks will soon disappear. Emmett Daly, a Sandler O'Neill dealmaker who specializes in small banks, predicted at an industry conference put on by Mergermarket on Thursday that the number of banks in the U.S. would shrink to a few hundred. There are currently more than 7,000. Bill Egan, head of financial institutions...
  • FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chance (Whoops!)

    11/10/2012 8:43:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/12 | Zack Colman
    FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chanceBy Zack Colman - 11/10/12 03:41 PM ET The FBI reportedly happened upon former CIA Director David Petraeusís extramarital affair while investigating a complaint from a woman close to Petraeus who had received harassing emails from the generalís alleged mistress. The FBI traced those emails back to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and Petraeusís biographer, according to news reports. When law enforcement officials delved into her email account, it was apparent Broadwell and Petraeus were engaged in an affair. The identity of the woman who filed the original complaint has not been disclosed. Investigators...
  • Congressman-elect Massie says he wants to see federal spending cuts take effect

    11/10/2012 7:29:43 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/09/2012 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Republican Thomas Massie will be sworn in as the next congressman from Northern Kentucky on Nov. 13 and will walk into the middle of the debate over extending tax cuts and whether to allow deep spending cuts to take effect. Massie, in an interview with Pure Politics on Thursday, said he believes its time to see cuts at the levels that will take effect in January unless Congress changes course. The spending reductions were part of a compromise proposal Congress approved in 2011 when it last raised the debt limit. ďI think we need to go through with those cuts,...
  • All early votes cast in St. Lucie County will be recounted Sunday morning (Allen West)

    11/10/2012 6:02:05 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    News Channel 5 WPTV ^ | 11-10-2012 | WPTV Web Team
    All early votes cast in St. Lucie County will be recounted Sunday morning Recount could affect the West, Murphy race November 10, 2012 By: WPTV Web Team FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Sunday morning all early votes casted in St. Lucie County will be recounted, Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker confirmed to WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Saturday. The decision was welcomed news for two politicians whose careers hang in the balance. ďWest for Congress is pleased with the Supervisorís decision, as the counting of early votes on Election Night was of great concern to our campaign, given the large shift that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A FEW GOOD WORDS ~ 11 November 2012

    11/10/2012 5:12:57 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    † † † † A FEW GOOD WORDS The accuracy of lie detector tests has never been completely decided upon. Although it is inadmissible as evidence in court, even the proponents of lie detector testing agree that it is not always accurate. Among the first lie detectors, considered by some to be the most accurate, was the donkey's tail! That's right, in ancient India, a suspect would be escorted to a darkened room. Only three would be present: the accused, the interrogator, and a donkey. The person being questioned was told that the donkey would bray if his responses...
  • Allen West for Congress released statement regarding state of race-Floridaís 18th District

    11/10/2012 3:14:18 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies
    AllenWestRepublic ^ | 11-10-2012
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2012 Contact: Michele Hickford (772) 600-7123 or Michele @AllenWestforCongress.com Race for Florida‚Äôs 18th Congressional District Remains Undecided Stuart, FL ‚Äď Today West for Congress released the following statement regarding the state of the race in Florida‚Äôs 18th Congressional District: ‚ÄúWith all provisional and absentee votes counted in the 18th District, Congressman West currently trails by roughly 2,400 votes, a margin outside of the threshold for an automatic recount. The race remains undecided because there are issues that still need to be resolved in St. Lucie County. Late on Election Night, Congressman West led by...
  • TRR: Florida Vote Twist: More Ballots Than Voters ("Open your books!")

    11/10/2012 2:16:06 PM PST · by Red Steel · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012, 03:02PM | James S. Robbins
    Republican Congressman Allen Westís campaign is ready to ďgo to warĒ to get a recount in the Florida 18th Congressional District race. The latest twist to emerge from the ongoing vote count Ė in some precincts there are more ballots than voters. Preliminary, unofficial vote totals were filed today in the neck and neck race between Mr. West and Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy. The Murphy campaign has already declared victory, but the numbers have not been officially certified and the count goes on. The West campaign believes that they are close to the .5% vote margin that will trigger an...
  • Obama again urges middle-class tax cuts (No Deal! Bush Tax Cuts set to expire for ALL)

    11/10/2012 1:44:29 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/10/2012 | By Kate Gibson
    President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on Saturday repeated their willingness to work for a bipartisan agreement to avert the automatic spending cuts and tax increases slated to begin early next year. If the U.S. is serious about reducing the deficit, ďwe have to combine spending cuts with revenue ó and that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes.ĒObama said in his weekly address, reiterating a stance made often during his re-election campaign. Calling on Congress to pass the middle-class tax cuts for 98% of Americans, the president said since both parties agree...
  • BBC Director-General George Entwistle resigns in wake of Newsnight sex abuse scandal

    11/10/2012 1:36:33 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov 10 2012 | Leon Watson and Anna Edwards
    The BBC's Director General George Entwistle has stepped down tonight in wake of Newsnight sex abuse scandal. He made the statement outside New Broadcasting House alongside Lord Patten, the chair of the BBC Trust. The explosive announcement came hours after the editor-in-chief was humiliated live on air by one of his own presenters today over the Newsnight report that wrongly implicated former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine in child abuse.
  • 4 Soldiers Wounded by Missile, One Very Seriously

    11/10/2012 12:41:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Gaza terrorists hit an IDF jeep with an anti-tank missile early Saturday evening. The IDF Spokesman announced that four soldiers were hurt. IDF Radio said that on soldier was very seriously wounded and another soldier suffered moderate-to-serious wounds. Both were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. Two other soldiers were in light to moderate condition, suffering from shrapnel wounds. They were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. The jeep reportedly caught fire. It had been driving along the border between Gaza and Israel, opposite the Zeitoun neighborhood in central Gaza, east of Gaza City. Voice of Israel public radio...
  • The Ďnonesí say 2012 election proves they are a political force

    11/10/2012 12:31:09 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    RNS ^ | November 8, 2012 | Kimberly Winston
    (RNS) Last month, Lauren Anderson Youngblood, communications manager for the Secular Coalition for America, approached Broderick Johnson, a senior adviser to the Obama campaign, as they both left a conference on religion and the election. The SCA is an umbrella group representing 11 nontheistic organizations. So who, Youngblood asked Johnson, could she reach out to with their concerns about civil rights, access to health care and education? ‚ÄúHe said, ‚ÄėWe don‚Äôt view you as a constituency,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Youngblood said. ‚ÄúHe said, ‚ÄėWe don‚Äôt do outreach to that community.‚Äô‚ÄĚ After Tuesday's election, that may soon change. According to a Pew Forum on...
  • Murphy Above Recount Range; No West Concession("We Will Absolutely Take Legal Action")

    11/10/2012 10:54:58 AM PST · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    wftv ^ | 1:34 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 | MATT SEDENSKY
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.(AP) ó Firebrand GOP Rep. Allen West, whose made-for-TV rhetoric made him a prized voice of extreme conservatives, has been ousted by political newcomer Patrick Murphy, according to the state's vote count Saturday, but the incumbent was not planning to concede. In complete but unofficial numbers, Murphy held a 2,442-vote lead in the District 18 race. His 50.4 percent of the vote was above the threshold for a recount, but West's campaign said they would press forward. "We're simply not going to just walk away from the race until we see that the numbers add up," West...
  • Boehner's GOP Problems Complicate Deficit Negotiations (Stop "negotiations" and let it crash)

    11/10/2012 10:48:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 121 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/10/2012 | By JOHN PARKINSON
    House Speaker John Boehner is about to begin another attempt at a grand bargain deficit reduction deal with President Obama, a high wire act in which he will be buffeted by demands from the White House as well as from House Republicans. The difficulty of keeping in step with the hard line approach of his fellow Republicans has been on view since the presidential election. On Thursday, Boehner told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that repealing Obamacare was no longer his party's strategy saying, "Obamacare is the law of the land" and the election settled the dispute over repeal. Shortly after...
  • Nancy Pelosi mum about future after Republicans keep House (plays race AND sex cards)

    11/10/2012 10:41:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/09/12 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Nancy Pelosi mum about future after Republicans keep HouseBy JOHN BRESNAHAN | 11/9/12 3:48 PM EST With her political future on the line, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is keeping out of sight. Pelosi sent a memo to her Democratic colleagues on Friday thanking them ďfor your enthusiasm for electing more Democrats to the House.Ē **SNIP** ďNext week we will be welcoming a very large Democratic freshman class. The Democratic Caucus will bring to the 113th Congress the first caucus where the majority is women and minorities,Ē Pelosi said in her memo Friday. ďOur new Caucus will celebrate the great...
  • Russia's Putin Invites Obama to Moscow

    11/10/2012 9:20:48 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    voa ^ | November 9, 2012 | James Brooke
    U.S. President Barack Obama (silhouetted in car window) and his family return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington, November 7, 2012. MOSCOW ¬ó Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited newly re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama to visit Moscow next year.‚Äč‚ÄčMr. Putin‚Äôs outstretched hand contrasts to the cold shoulder offered President Obama four years ago, at the time of the American‚Äôs first election. At that time, Europe was swept with Obama-mania. But the Kremlin responded to Barack Obama‚Äôs election by announcing that Russia would install missiles in Kaliningrad, Russia‚Äôs westernmost territory. Alexander Romanovich, a Duma deputy who is...
  • We won! The American people speak and act with strength & determination (Communist Party)

    11/10/2012 8:36:36 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    peoplesworld ^ | November 7, 2012 | STEWART ACUFF
    †Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning.President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes. †The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him.Democrats also held the Senate. †Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape comment. Joe Donnelly...
  • Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber (AZ, Cong. Dist. 2)

    11/10/2012 8:10:48 AM PST · by rabidralph · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/08/2012 | Brady McCombs
    The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay. McSally holds a minuscule lead of less than two-tenths of a percentage point over Barber - a 400-vote difference in a race in which more 228,000 votes have been tabulated, with several days of additional vote counting to go. What remains are an estimated 70,000 votes in Pima County, about 27,000 of them provisional ballots that need to be verified and the rest early ballots that were dropped off at polling places or delivered...
  • Boehner: Election a 'mandate to work together' with Dems (Time for Conservatives to part ways)

    11/10/2012 7:12:28 AM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/10/2012 | By Daniel Strauss
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called it "critical" to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax-rate increases that could go into effect if Congress does not agree on a deficit-reduction plan. Boehner's call during the weekly Republican address came after a week in which Republicans and Democrats moved away from focusing on Tuesday's presidential election and toward immigration reform and a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Boehner urged Congress to begin action on job creation and deficit reduction.