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  • Flashback: Libyan rebels find Qaddafi's yellowcake uranium

    11/13/2012 12:12:03 PM PST · by Pete · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 26, 2011 | CBS News
    A U.N. official said Libya's new rulers had found uranium yellowcake, partly refined uranium ore, that was left over from the former regime's nuclear program, in a southern area. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information, said Thursday the material was "slightly radioactive" but posed no immediate danger. He didn't know how much had been found. British newspaper The Telegraph reported that at least 10,000 drums were found at the stockpile but they haven't been examined. The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that yellowcake is stored in drums at a...
  • ABC: Petraeus conducted own investigation in Benghazi after attack

    11/13/2012 12:11:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Dianne Feinstein threatened to subpoena the CIA over a trip report from David Petraeus that he allegedly wrote after a personal trip to Benghazi after the terrorist attack that killed four Americans. Today, ABC News reports that Petraeus' visit to Libya was no mere observational tour. The then-Director of Central Intelligence conducted his own interviews with personnel on the ground in Libya in preparation for testimony that has now been cancelled: In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.While in Tripoli, he...
  • Cornel West: Obama A ‘Republican In Blackface,’ Black MSNBC Hosts Are ‘Selling Their Souls’

    11/13/2012 12:02:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Mediate ^ | November 12, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    (I apologize if this has already been posted. I can't get the search function to work.) During an interview last week with Democracy Now, author and activist Cornel West offered harsh criticism of President Barack Obama, calling him a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface” and not someone who is actually looking out for the best interests of the impoverished. The prominent social critic also lashed out at black MSNBC personalities, accusing them of “selling their souls” in support of a president who has been anything but progressive. “I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on...
  • A U.S. Official's Anonymously Offered Defense of General Allen ('he's innocent')

    11/13/2012 12:02:02 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | Conor Friedersdorf
    I've spoken to a U.S. official familiar with the investigation who wasn't willing to be described with any more specificity than that. The short version of the official's comments: General Allen did nothing wrong. As best I can tell, the official is honestly conveying what he or she believes to be true, but I have no idea if he or she is correct. I pass along the comments despite my general aversion to anonymous sourcing because, if nothing else, they provide some potentially significant leads for others reporters to follow as this story advances. According to this official: Although General...
  • IBD/TIPP Poll: U.S. Consumer Confidence Nosedives

    11/13/2012 11:55:56 AM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    TIPP Online ^ | 11-13-12
    The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declined by 5.4 points, or 10%, in November, posting 48.6 vs. 54 in October. The index is 0.4 points above its 12-month average of 48.2, 4.2 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered into the recession, and 1.3 points below its all-time average of 49.9. Note: Index readings above 50 indicate optimism; below 50 indicate pessimism. The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index has a good track record of foreshadowing the confidence indicators put out later each month by the University of Michigan and The Conference Board. IBD/TIPP conducted the national...
  • The GOP Can’t Afford to Ignore Cities Anymore

    11/13/2012 11:55:33 AM PST · by pabianice · 49 replies
    TNR ^ | 11/13/12 | DePillis
    After a week of election postmortems, one thing is clear: Mitt Romney’s failure to understand America’s changing demographics led to his undoing. But there was another killer: Geography. Deep blue cities and their inner suburbs came out for Barack Obama, pulling the president through in battleground states like Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida. And they put him so far ahead in places like Wisconsin, Nevada, and Pennsylvania that Romney never really had a chance (not to mention his home base of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, which went 78 percent for the president). Of course, this isn't a new phenomenon. In 2008,...
  • Ominous futures this morning. Are companies 'Going Galt'?

    11/13/2012 11:45:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Terry Ponick
    The futures don’t look so hot this morning before the opening bell. As of 8:50 a.m. EST, Dow futures are down nearly 70 points. S&P and NASDAQ futures look pretty much as bad, down nearly 9 and 20 points respectively. While yesterday’s action seemed relatively benign, it wasn’t, as lots of sectors were getting hammered but, due to low semi-holiday volume, this wasn’t readily apparent. Our utilities got hit so hard we had to exit via percentage stops, and we’ll probably need to pare back what energy and banking issues we still have today. The “fiscal cliff” again is the...
  • US Budget Deficit Soars In October As Government Spends Over $300 Billion In One Month

    11/13/2012 11:43:12 AM PST · by mojito · 13 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 11/13/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Moments ago the MTS [Monthly Treasury Statement] released the final October budget report. It was not pretty, although those who read our report on how much debt was added - $195 billion to be precise - in the first month of the 2013 Fiscal Year will know where this is going. The US budget deficit was expected to soar after the September surplus of $75 billion, driven entirely by calendar shifts and pre-election propaganda, to -$113 billion. That was optimistic: the total amount of overspending in October was $120 billion. What is distressing is that this was well above the...
  • Will White House be forced to respond to Texas secession petition?

    11/13/2012 11:37:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 178 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    The more than 25,000 Sunshine Patriots who signed the petition to have Texas secede from the United States might get a response from the White House. Yahoo News: ***** Looks like the Obama administration may have to respond to a petition seeking the green light for Texas to secede from the United States-one of 20 such requests filed on the official White House website since Election Day. At the time of the writing of this post, the Texas secession petition had garnered 25,318 signatures-above the White House's self-imposed rules for requiring a reply. (A "Recount the election!" petition filed Nov....
  • Budget deficit rises to $120 billion in October

    11/13/2012 11:35:32 AM PST · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Reuters
    The budget deficit rose in October, the first month of fiscal year 2013, as looming negotiations over expiring tax cuts and imminent spending reductions dominated the post-election political landscape. The Treasury said on Tuesday the October deficit was $120 billion, larger than economist forecasts for a $114 billion gap and up from $98 billion in October of 2011.Growth in expenditures outpaced rising receipts, deepening the deficit. Outlays grew to $304 billion from around $262 billion in the same month last year while receipts rose to $184 billion from $163 billion.Following President Barack Obama's election to a second term last week,...
  • FR fights on for God, Life, Family, Country, Borders, Guns, Liberty!! FReepathon XXXVIII

    11/13/2012 11:25:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 303 replies
    After Romney's unfortunate, but all too predictable loss, we see the weaker sisters of the GOP now pushing for "moderation." To cut back on the so-called "social issues." They want us to "moderate" our positions on God, Life, Family, Country, Borders, Guns, Constitution and Liberty. They feel we must pander to the godless liberals to get votes. Got news for them. Not only, no, but hell NO! That's exactly the wrong formula. We cannot and do not want to try to out pander the socialist democrats. That's a losing proposition from the git go. That's exactly why they lost with...
  • Collins: Petraeus must testify

    11/13/2012 11:20:19 AM PST · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    By MANU RAJU 11/13/12 11:23 AM EST It is "absolutely imperative" that Gen. David Petraeus testify about what went wrong in Libya, even as he reels from his sex scandal roiling the intelligence community, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Tuesday. "I will say that I think it's absolutely imperative that Gen. Petraeus come and testify," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the committee's ranking member, told reporters. "He was CIA director at the time of attack. He visited Libya at the time of attack. He has a great deal of information that we need...
  • Night of the Long Knives

    11/13/2012 11:17:17 AM PST · by pwatson · 29 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 11/13/12 | Barnhardt
    Barnhardt.biz - Commodity Brokerage Night of the Long Knives Part 1 Posted by Ann Barnhardt - November 13, AD 2012 9:59 AM MST First, a history lesson: Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. Hitler then moved quickly to marginalize and then dispense entirely with the German Legislature, the Reichstag, and to effectively eliminate all political parties other than the National Socialist (Nazi) Party. The last step in Hitler's quest for total, dictatorial power was the purging of the German military of any factions that were in any way autonomous and not 100% loyal to him, specifically...
  • Senators propose comprehensive immigration changes

    11/13/2012 11:15:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/13/2012 | Michael Salcedo
    Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the United States. Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who promoted similar proposals on separate Sunday news shows said that no path to citizenship would be available until the country's borders were secure. Only then could those in the U.S. without authorization "come out of the shadows, get biometrically identified, start paying taxes, pay a fine for the law they broke,"...
  • Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them (barf)

    11/13/2012 11:07:21 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Nov. 12, 2012
    Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported.
  • US-backed Syrian “rebels” in disarray at Qatar conference

    11/13/2012 10:54:14 AM PST · by Pete · 8 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | November 6, 2012 | Bill Van Auken
    Four days of meetings in Doha, the capital of Qatar, of Western-backed elements backing the overthrow of the Syrian government began in disarray Sunday, following last week’s demand by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a shakeup within the so-called rebel leadership. Clinton gave the Syrian oppositionists their marching orders last Wednesday, declaring that the Syrian National Council (SNC), formed barely a year ago and recognized by Washington as the “legitimate representative” of the Syrian people, had lost US backing. She dismissed the leadership that the US had previously supported as a gang of irrelevant exiles who had not...
  • UPS Ends Grants to Boy Scouts Over Discrimination

    11/13/2012 10:53:41 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press
    The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently strip funding from the scouts. The UPS Foundation made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting its annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures. UPS, based in Atlanta, follows computer chip maker Intel in withdrawing corporate support for the Boy Scouts. The UPS Foundation gave more than $85,000 to the Boy Scouts in 2011, according to its federal tax return. Federal...
  • Petraeus whistle blower and her surgeon husband are 'broke, owe millions and ...

    11/13/2012 10:42:48 AM PST · by Arthurio · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11-13-12
    Petraeus whistle blower and her surgeon husband are 'broke, owe millions and are the target of foreclosures' The housewife and whistle blower at the center of the David Petraeus sex scandal and another involving General John Allen may have been hoping for some financial gain by lifting the lid on the affair, after it emerged today she and her husband are broke. Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, 37, and her cancer surgeon husband Scott owe millions to banks after the collapse of their real estate holdings in 2010. The Kelleys are currently the targets of at least four indebtedness lawsuits and...
  • General demoted for lavish travel, spending

    11/13/2012 10:40:27 AM PST · by billorites · 73 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. Panetta stripped Gen. William ‘‘Kip’’ Ward of a star, which means that he will now retire as a three-star lieutenant general despite arguments from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff against the demotion. Ward also has been ordered also repay the government $82,000. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to discuss a personnel matter. The...
  • Beware: ObamaCare’s now reality

    11/13/2012 10:32:33 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2012 | BETSY McCAUGHEY
    President Obama’s re-election and Democratic gains in the US Senate end any possibility of repealing the Obama health law. It will roll out as written, imposing major changes soon on you and your family. If you are uninsured because you can’t afford it, help may be on the way. But if you are one of the 250 million Americans with coverage, there are big problems ahead.If you get your health insurance through a job, you might lose it as of Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the new “employer mandate” kicks in, requiring employers with 50 or more full-time workers to...
  • David Petraeus Personally Investigated Benghazi Attack

    11/13/2012 10:30:24 AM PST · by Arthurio · 43 replies
    (WASHINGTON) -- In late October, former CIA Director David Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief and other CIA personnel who were in Benghazi on Sept. 11 when the attack occurred. The Libya stop was part of a six nation trip to the region. Petraeus intended the review as a way to prepare for his upcoming testimony before Congress on Benghazi. "He was looking forward to testifying," a Petraeus friend told ABC News. "He wanted...
  • Report: CIA's Benghazi Annex a Detention, Interrogation Site

    11/13/2012 10:29:23 AM PST · by NCjim · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2012 | John Sexton
    Unnamed sources tell Fox News that the CIA Annex in Benghazi held three Libyan militia members for days and that retrieving these detainees may have been a motive for the September 11th attack on the nearby US consulate. The new reporting builds on details previously published by Fox's Jennifer Griffin and information apparently leaked by ex-intelligence officer Paula Broadwell last month. Speaking on Fox News Monday, Griffin indicated new sources suggest the CIA annex may have been a detention site for local militia forces and even for some prisoners from other parts of Africa.
  • 97-Year-Old Says She May Die With A Gun In Her Hand

    11/13/2012 10:29:08 AM PST · by TSgt · 16 replies
    WKRC ^ | 11/13/2012 | WKRC
    There are certain things you expect to see in a 97-year-old woman's home and certain things you don't. Katie Watson from Richfield, North Carolina is full of things you wouldn't figure. She shot her first rabbit when she was 10 years old. To this day, she hunts quail and turkey but she's probably most proud of the fact that she's tagged 44 deer since she turned 80. "How many men still hunt when they're 97?" she asks. If you wondered how she gets around in the woods, she takes an A.T.V. Watson doesn't plan on slowing down any time soon....
  • Let’s get back to rewarding true merit (MEGA-PROJECTILE BARF ALERT)

    11/13/2012 10:28:19 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/13/12 | Editorial
    If the United States were a healthy meritocracy, where talent and hard work pretty much determined how far we go in life, fair-minded people wouldn’t be demanding that rich people pay more in taxes. The general feeling would be that the race is fair and the wealthy have earned all they’ve got. The rest of us just have to work harder and smarter. But by no honest reckoning is the United States the “land of opportunity” it once was, and the race looks less fair every day. Advantages and opportunities are skewed to the few against the many, as is...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 55%

    11/13/2012 10:15:53 AM PST · by Arthurio · 38 replies
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 55% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-four percent (44%) at least somewhat disapprove. The president’s overall approval rating is up seven points from a year ago and is his highest since late June 2009 (see trends). Ninety-four percent (94%) of Democrats approve, while 82% of Republicans disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 46% approve and 51% disapprove.
  • Petraeus Affair Could End Broadwell's Army Career (But She Won't Be Prosecuted for Adultery)

    11/13/2012 10:02:56 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 44 replies
    Military Dot Com ^ | 13 Nov 12 | Bryant Jordan
    The Army Reserve officer alleged to have had an affair with former CIA Director and retired Army Gen. David Petraeus could be forced out of the service. Paula Broadwell, a lieutenant colonel with a top secret security clearance, is under investigation by the FBI for sending anonymous, threatening emails to a Florida woman who is friends with Petraeus. The FBI traced the emails to Broadwell’s computer, and in so doing uncovered evidence of her affair with Petraeus. No charges have been filed against Broadwell. However, the emails, as well as public statements she reportedly made about the U.S. consulate attack...
  • Video: Say, why would the FBI be investigating a CIA director, anyway?

    11/13/2012 9:46:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:31 am on November 10, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Piers Morgan asked a pretty good question of former CIA agent Robert Baer on his show last night, and Baer is just as perplexed as Morgan. David Petraeus suddenly resigned yesterday after the FBI discovered an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, but does the FBI routinely investigate the director of the CIA? Baer tells Morgan, “There is something going on here,” apart from the sexual peccadilloes. Or could it be as simple as the old adage that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”?
  • Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada freed from UK jail

    11/13/2012 9:39:02 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 7 replies
    France 24 ^ | November 134, 2012
    Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada was freed from prison on Tuesday after a UK court ruled he cannot be deported from Britain to Jordan to face terrorism charges. Qataba has been dubbed Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe. By Catherine VIETTE (video) News Wires (text) Britain on Tuesday released terror suspect Abu Qatada from prison on bail after judges ruled that the man dubbed Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe should not be extradited to Jordan. The radical Islamist preacher, who is in his early 50s, was driven out of the high-security Long Lartin prison in central England...
  • Timeline of the Petraeus Scandal

    11/13/2012 9:37:07 AM PST · by uncommonsense · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | WSJ
    June 30, 2010 — The Senate confirms Petraeus as the new commander for war in Afghanistan. Over the next year, Broadwell expands her research of Petraeusinto an authorized biography. She makes multiple trips to Afghanistan and is given unprecedented access to Petraeus and his commanders. Sept. 6, 2011 – Petraeus is sworn in as CIA director with his wife, Holly, by his side. Broadwell keeps in contact with Petraeus and is later invited to his office for events, including a meeting with actress Angelina Jolie. November 2011 – Petraeus begins an extramarital affair with Broadwell, according to retired Army Col....
  • Glenn Beck Slams Secession Petitioners

    11/13/2012 9:30:14 AM PST · by central_va · 190 replies
    Glenn Beck Radio Show ^ | 11/13/12 | Glenn Beck
    Well freedom fans, Glenn thinks the hundreds of thousands who e-signed the various peaceful secession petitions are crazy.
  • Planned Parenthood to Close Abortion Clinic in Abilene, Texas

    11/13/2012 9:25:13 AM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/17/12 | Steve Erltet
    Thanks to a cut in taxpayer funding, the Planned Parenthood abortion business has announced it will close one of its abortion clinics, that operates in Abilene, Texas.Planned Parenthood of West Central Texas announced it is closing the Abilene clinic, which gives out the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug that has claimed the lives of dozens of women and injured thousands more, on November 9. Women will be sent to the nearby San Angelo Heath Center, which provides women with legitimate medical care and not abortions. “We share the concern of community members about what the long term consequences of Texas’...
  • The UK's Most Disturbing Number: Total Unfunded Pension Obligations = 321% Of GDP

    11/13/2012 9:24:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/12/2012 | Tyler Durden
    For all our UK readers, who hope some day to collect pension benefits, we have two messages: i) our condolences, and ii) you won't.   Why? The answer comes straight from the ONS: The new supplementary table published by ONS in Levy (2012)10 includes the following headline figures for Government pension obligations as at end December 2010: Social security pension schemes (i.e. unfunded state pension scheme obligations): Ł3.843 trillion, being 263 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) (Ł3.497 trillion at end of December 2009)Centrally – administered unfunded pension schemes for public sector employees (i.e. unfunded public service pension scheme...
  • VA disability backlog doubles under Obama

    11/13/2012 9:20:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    You won’t be surprised to learn this is a violation of a promise: It was one of the simplest, most poignant promises Barack Obama made in 2008 in his first campaign for the White House: He would fulfill “a sacred trust with our veterans” by significantly reducing the government’s lengthy backlog of pending claims for disability coverage. The goal: All veterans could get a decision on disability claims within 125 days. The results: Records obtained by the Washington Guardian show that as of Nov. 5, the day before Mr. Obama won re-election, 558,230 of the 820,106 veterans seeking disability coverage...
  • McCain Beats Romney! The Pennsylvania story -- how did it and so much else go wrong?

    11/13/2012 9:14:41 AM PST · by neverdem · 93 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.9.12 | PAUL KENGOR
    Brace yourselves, conservatives. What I’m about to say will hurt, and it should hurt -- and I’m not the first to notice. (Kudos to Rush Limbaugh, who noticed and is hitting this point hard.) Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election not so much because he got fewer votes than Barack Obama but because he got fewer votes than John McCain in 2008. Additional votes are still coming in, but, as of the time of my writing, Romney received around 57.8 million votes in 2012. In 2008, John McCain received 59.9 million. Romney got over 2 million fewer votes than McCain....
  • Is CBS Radio’s KPTK, Seattle the Next Progressive Talker to Flip? (lib meltdown)

    11/13/2012 8:56:17 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    Talkers ^ | 11/13/12 | Talkers
    Is CBS Radio’s KPTK, Seattle the Next Progressive Talker to Flip? Seattle-based blog Blatherwatch (cool name!) is reporting the WYD Media-produced Stephanie Miller talk show indicated on Monday’s broadcast that CBS Radio’s KPTK, Seattle would flip from progressive talk after the holidays. No report on what the station may become and the report has not been confirmed by CBS Radio. If this comes to pass, it would be the second West Coast progressive talk outlet to recently shuck the format as Clear Channel’s KPOJ, Portland did Monday (11/12). It’d also be the second progressive talk station that’s been in the...
  • Maybe It's The Minorities' Values That Need Changing

    11/13/2012 8:54:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/13/2012 | Dennis Prager
    The most widely offered explanation for Mitt Romney's defeat is that the Republican Party is disproportionately composed of -- aging -- white males. That is, alas, true. But the real question is what Republicans should do with this truth. There are two responses. The nearly universal response -- meaning the response offered by the liberal media and liberal academics (and some Republicans) -- is that the Republican Party needs to rethink its positions, moving away from conservatism and toward the political center. The other response is for conservatives and the Republican Party to embark on a massive campaign to influence,...
  • Rep. Chaffetz: Special Warrants Needed in Petraeus Probe Suggest FBI Found More Than Sex

    11/13/2012 8:53:39 AM PST · by kristinn · 35 replies
    Intercepts - Defense News | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | John T. Bennett
    Gannett owned. Headline and link only.
  • Obama huddles with labor leaders, liberal activists

    11/13/2012 8:47:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012
    President Obama is hosting a closed-door White House meeting Tuesday morning with labor leaders and liberal activists to discuss his stance in negotiations with House Republicans on the looming budgetary fiscal cliff. One day later, Mr. Obama plans to have a similar private discussion with business leaders. Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the Tuesday's gathering, which is being billed as a discussion of "the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit," according to a White House release. Several labor leaders plan on attending, including Mary Kay...
  • Labor to press Obama on tax hike for wealthy

    11/13/2012 8:47:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jennifer Liberto and Adam Aigner-Treworgy
    A cadre of top labor leaders is headed to the White House on Tuesday to press their concerns about the fiscal cliff. Topmost on their list: Tax hikes for the wealthiest Americans, and protection from cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other programs for low income families. Attending the meeting are leaders representing teachers, municipal employees, nurses, truck drivers, grocery store clerks, and factory floor workers, among others. The fiscal cliff is the most pressing issue facing the President, who won reelection last week. If Congress doesn't act in the next seven weeks, it will deliver a one-two punch...
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM POISED TO SELL OUT TO CHUCK SCHUMER ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

    11/13/2012 8:44:40 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 13,2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    When the smarmiest Senate Democrat and the smarmiest Senate Republican sit down for talks on an issue of fundamental importance to the nation, and to the future of conservatism, conservatives should be very scared. When the smarmy Democrat is Chuck Schumer, a shrewd partisan, and the smarmy Republican is Lindsay Graham, a squish who gets his kicks from cooperating with Democrats, conservatives should panic. Schumer’s objectives in the negotiations are clear: to reach a deal that will enable the Democrats (1) to cement their position as the Party that dragged reluctant Republicans into a breakthrough immigration deal, thereby keeping the...
  • Letting the Cat Fight! out of the bag covers for policy failure

    11/13/2012 8:35:05 AM PST · by Qbert · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 13, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    It’s easy to get caught up in the Cat Fight! aspect of L’Affaire Petraeus. The emails that Jill Kelley showed an FBI friend near the start of last summer were not jealous lover warnings like “stay away from my man,” a knowledgeable source tells The Daily Beast. The messages were instead what the source terms “kind of cat-fight stuff.” “More like, ‘Who do you think you are? … You parade around the base … You need to take it down a notch,’” according to the source, who was until recently at the highest levels of the intelligence community and prefers...
  • Our Teflon Secretary of State

    11/13/2012 8:19:04 AM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Unsurprisingly, The New York Times published yet another love letter to Mrs. Clinton on Sunday. They covered such hard hitting issues as 1. What career will Mrs. Clinton pursue next (reportedly, getting some sleep or “a decorating show” is a strong contender)? 2. Whether, for a busy person like Mrs. Clinton, her “ride” (airplane) is plush enough? 3. A scintillating account of her most recent one-day tour of Peru (she gave “many speeches and many television interviews” and had “a really long dinner but good… there were only, like, 8 or 10 people there”) 4. The continuing importance of the...
  • Every vote counts: Woman blames husband for Obama win, runs him over with car

    11/13/2012 8:15:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Every vote counts: Woman blames husband for Obama win, runs him over with car Posted By Taylor Bigler On 3:33 AM 11/13/2012 @ 3:33 AM Here is one way to win an argument with your spouse: run him/her over with a car. An Arizona woman was apparently so enraged that her husband didn’t vote in last week’s presidential election that she ran him over with her Jeep. Holly Solomon, 28, and her husband, Daniel, reportedly got into a heated vehicular argument about the outcome of the presidential race in a parking lot Saturday, according to ABC affiliate KNXV-TV15 in Phoenix....
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 13, 2012

    11/13/2012 8:12:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 90 replies
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  • John McAfee Claims He's Innocent of Neighbour's Murder (claims they were trying to kill him)

    11/13/2012 8:12:26 AM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    In an telephone interview with Wired on Monday, McAfee revealed he was convinced the police were after him and would kill him if he went in for an interview. He said he was innocent and that he hid under the sand while the police searched his property. He is currently on the run somewhere in Belize, though his exact location is unknown. McAfee claims he has nothing to do with the murder nor knows anything about it, except that the neighbour had been shot. McAfee also expressed concern that he was the real target and that Faull's murder was a...
  • Texas NDAA Nullification Bill Includes Criminal Charges for Federal Agents

    11/13/2012 8:08:40 AM PST · by all the best · 36 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | November 12, 2012 | Michael Boldin
    At the close of 2011, Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for the year 2012. In it are what some constitutional experts consider to be some of the greatest constitutional violations in American history. At issue are sections 1021 and 1022 which, in essence, create a new power for the federal government to “indefinitely detain” – without due process – any person. Indefinitely. That’s little different than kidnapping. In response, there’s been a bit of a firestorm from people across the political spectrum. Local communities in Colorado sent out the first warning shots, passing resolutions and ordinances rejecting...
  • More ballots turn up in Broward (FL)

    11/13/2012 7:57:20 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 96 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Brittany Wallman
    Seven days after the election ended, and two days after the results were unofficially certified, Broward elections workers Monday said they had found 963 unaccounted-for ballots in a warehouse. They were put in the wrong place, members of the Broward County Canvassing Board were told on Monday. "How can you lose them? This is terrible,'' said Dania Beach candidate Chickie Brandimarte, whose close race won't be called until at least Tuesday. Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes said it's customary for more votes to be added to the totals until the Nov. 18 final certification. "Everybody who's been around for any period...
  • Election Fraud in the DC Suburbs - Part of a Bigger Problem?

    11/13/2012 7:56:10 AM PST · by indthkr · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/12 | Mike Lillis
    Police in Arlington County, Va., have launched a criminal probe to investigate the voter fraud controversy swirling around the son of Democratic Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.). Patrick Moran, 23, resigned Wednesday as field director for his father's reelection campaign after conservative activists released video footage in which the younger Moran appears to discuss options for skirting voter ID laws with undercover operatives posing as campaign volunteers. Less than 24 hours after the video's release, Arlington County investigators announced that they're looking into the matter. "The Arlington County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Arlington County Police Department have been made aware...
  • (HotAir) NYT: FBI agent involved in Petraeus case pursued it because of his “worldview”

    11/13/2012 7:55:12 AM PST · by maggief · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2012 | Allahpundit
    I’ll hit this on the blog later too but I want to push it out bright and early, as it’s a wrinkle in last night’s post about the shirtless circus clowns who govern us: Ms. Kelley, a volunteer with wounded veterans and military families, brought her complaint to a rank-and-file agent she knew from a previous encounter with the F.B.I. office, the official also said. That agent, who had previously pursued a friendship with Ms. Kelley and had earlier sent her shirtless photographs of himself, was “just a conduit” for the complaint, he said. He had no training in cybercrime,...
  • Panetta on the Petraeus Affair: 'I’m Reading the Papers Like You Are'

    11/13/2012 7:53:33 AM PST · by yoe · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 12, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta seemed not to have extensive knowledge of the Petraeus affair when talking to the press earlier today on board a flight to Australia. "You know, I don’t know the answer to that," Panetta said in response to a question about when the affair started and whether the CIA director would be prosecuted. "I guess, I’m reading the papers like you are to determine just what the committees finds out, what the ultimate investigation determines on that issue. We obviously are going to watch this closely to determine just exactly when that took place. But I think...