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  • The Amnesty Fantasy

    11/18/2012 5:41:49 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    NR ^ | 11/16/2012
    The networks had barely called the election for President Barack Obama before GOP elites rushed to embrace an amnesty for illegal immigrants. Getting killed almost three-to-one among Latino voters understandably concentrates the mind, but it’s no reason to lose it. The post-election Republican reaction has been built on equal parts panic, wishful thinking, and ethnic pandering. It’s one thing to argue that amnesty is the right policy on the merits. It’s another to depict it as the magic key to unlocking the Latino vote. John McCain nearly immolated himself within the Republican party with his support for amnesty and did...
  • Some Hostess Workers Feel 'Relief' at Losing Jobs (just wait)

    11/18/2012 5:36:15 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11/18/2012 | Tony Lee
    Hostess employees in Nash County, North Carolina on Friday were relieved that they would lose their jobs because union workers would not agree to an 8-percent pay cut, which was approved by a bankruptcy judge, and end their strike, which crippled the company's factories across the United States. Their reactions were surprising, because Nash County has an unemployment rate of 11.1 percent. Lamont Phillips, an employee, said the company had been, “holding this over our head for a long time,” and he was relieved he did not “have to deal with that anymore.” “They always hold that over our heads,...
  • Maybe We Really Can’t All Just Get Along

    11/18/2012 5:16:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    During the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Rodney King famously asked, “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer should be an easy and unequivocal “yes,” but it seems less and less likely these days. King was speaking in term of race, but the same could be said of political ideology. Liberals, conservatives and every other point on the political spectrum used to co-exist fairly easily (with the exception of left-wing anarchists who don’t get along with anyone). But these days détente has given way to anger and open hostility. Some, not all, people have become less civil to those...
  • Frustrated by recent losses, Senate Republicans plan bigger role in primaries

    11/18/2012 5:13:08 AM PST · by vmivol00 · 53 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 11-17-12
    Senate Republican leaders, frustrated by losing winnable seats, are preparing to play a more assertive role in primary races, in consultation with the Tea Party and other conservative activists. The strategy reflects a change from the 2012 election in which they took a relatively hands-off approach to party primaries, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

    11/18/2012 5:01:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Byron York
    In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power. There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...
  • Feds ‘going down every rat hole’ in Jesse Jackson Jr. probe: source (JJJ out with 'other women')

    11/18/2012 4:50:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 11/15/12 | NATASHA KORECKI
    Feds ‘going down every rat hole’ in Jesse Jackson Jr. probe: sourceBY NATASHA KORECKI Political Reporter November 15, 2012 8:24PM **SNIP** Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed reported last week that Jackson is in the midst of plea discussions. “No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” a source told Sneed. Meanwhile, investigators are also examining what role the congressman’s wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), played in the finances, but the source described the inquiry into her so far as a “normal” part of investigating a main target. **SNIP** Jackson was temporarily back in Washington last month when he was...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 November 2012

    11/18/2012 4:46:46 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 180 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 November 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows November 18th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Scott Walker, R-Wis.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Raul Labrador.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich..STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Durbin; Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Reps. Tom Price, R-Ga., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger,...
  • Republican House Leader Eric Cantor covered up for Obama Regime

    11/18/2012 4:42:58 AM PST · by IbJensen · 51 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 11/16/2012 | Doug Book
    In late October, an FBI agent and whistleblower brought a story of possible Bureau corruption to Republican House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. It was a story of Obama Regime operatives deliberately sacrificing the national security interests of the United States for the president’s political gain. And what did the Republican house leader do with that information which—10 days before the election–could have shown that Barack Obama placed his own political advantage above the security of the nation? Why naturally he took the story to just one person–Obama appointee, FBI Director Robert Mueller, the very man who would have been responsible...
  • White House denies allegations of scrubbing terror threat from CIA Libya account

    11/18/2012 4:24:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/12
    White House denies allegations of scrubbing terror threat from CIA Libya accountPublished November 17, 2012 FoxNews.com The White House denied allegations Saturday that it scrubbed terrorist involvement from original CIA talking points on the fatal Libya attacks – part of a weekend back and forth in which both parties continued to defend their positions. White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said only one minor change was made by the Oval Office. "The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word 'consulate' to the word 'diplomatic facility,'...
  • AFGE to Congress: Oppose Any Cuts to Federal Employee Compensation (tired of sacrifices)

    11/18/2012 4:08:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/12
    AFGE to Congress: Oppose Any Cuts to Federal Employee CompensationNov. 15, 2012, 11:54 a.m. EST WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The largest federal employee union--the American Federation of Government Employees--is urging Congress to oppose any additional cuts to federal employee compensation during deliberations to address deficit reduction. **SNIP** "Federal employees have given up $60 billion (over 10 years) in the unprecedented two-year pay freeze, and the 0.5 percent raise delayed to April 2012 saves an additional $28 billion. That's a total of $88 billion," Moten added. "Adding the $15 billion in savings from the UI bill's 2.3...
  • The 49ers (How ObamaCare will keep unemployment high)

    11/18/2012 3:53:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/18/12 | MICHAEL TANNER
    How ObamaCare will keep unemployment high — by forcing small companies to cut their workforce to fewer than 50 peopleBy MICHAEL TANNER Last Updated: 4:32 AM, November 18, 2012 **SNIP** Under ObamaCare, employers with 50 or more full-time workers must provide health insurance for all their workers, paying at least 65% of the cost of a family policy or 85% of the cost of an individual plan. Moreover, the insurance must meet the federal government’s requirements in terms of what benefits are included, meaning that many businesses that offer insurance to their workers today will have to change to new,...
  • The Gingerbread Man

    11/18/2012 3:29:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Do you remember the tale of "The Gingerbread Man"? It's a children's story in which a gingerbread man runs away from the baker, lots of people try to catch him as he crows, "Run, run as fast as you can/ You can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man." In the version I remember a fox finally does catch the braggart and eats him piece by piece.This week, in defending the public statements of his UN Ambassador Susan Rice, Obama said we should come after him, not her. Pugnacious remark--just like the gingerbread man's. Last time I recall a politician making...
  • Howie Carr thread week of November 18, 2012

    11/18/2012 1:22:22 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 11/18/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show thread starting off with his Sunday Boston Herald column
  • France: Thousands march against same-sex marriage bill

    11/18/2012 1:09:35 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/17/2012 | Charlotte BOITIAUX / Joseph BAMAT
    Thousands of people rallied in Paris and across France on Saturday to protest a government bill that would extend marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples. March organisers said marriage required "one dad and one mom for every child." Opponents of a bill that would open up civil marriages and adoption to same-sex couples in France marched in the country’s main cities on Saturday to protest what they call a “major and dangerous upheaval”. Protesters took to the streets of Rennes, Nantes, Dijon, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse to participate in the so-called “Demonstration for All” rally organized by conservative...
  • Video: Sophisticated Hamas Underground Missile Launchers

    11/17/2012 11:07:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    INN ^ | 11/18/12 | http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162190#.UKiHZ2c51pk
    The sophisticated underground rocket launcher system in Gaza has been exposed by the terrorist organization in a video it released Saturday. The video indicates the amount of effort and money that Hamas invested in its anti-Israel military infrastructure that is partly financed by foreign aid and transfers by Israel of taxes collected on behalf of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, which funnels part of the funds to Hamas. The Israeli Air Force has knocked out a number of the underground sites, but it is not known how many remain. Hamas has copied the Hizbullah tactic used in the 2006 Second Lebanon...
  • The Liberal Gloat

    11/17/2012 10:55:00 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 32 replies
    Back in 2011, the Obama White House earned some mild mockery for its “win the future” slogan. But now that the president has been re-elected, the liberal conventional wisdom is that the Democrats have done just that — that Republicans are now Radio Shack to their Apple store, “The Waltons” to their “Modern Family,” a mediocre Norman Rockwell to their digital-age mosaic. Maybe it’s too soon to pierce this cloud of postelection smugness. But in the spirit of friendly correction let me point out some slightly more unpleasant truths about the future that liberalism seems to be winning. Liberals look...
  • Lull in Gaza rocket fire, Israel keeps up strikes

    11/17/2012 10:21:10 PM PST · by lyby · 12 replies
    CBSNews ^ | November 18, 2012 | CBS/AP
    Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak has authorized the emergency call-up of up to 75,000 reserve troops ahead of a possible ground offensive. Israel has massed thousands of troops and dozens of tanks and armored vehicles along the border in recent days.
  • Congress demands EPA’s secret email accounts

    11/17/2012 10:15:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 17, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    A House committee has launched an investigation into whether EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used an email alias to try to hide correspondence from open-government requests and her agency’s own internal watchdog — something that Republican lawmakers said could run afoul of the law.The science committee has asked Ms. Jackson to turn over all information related to an email account under the name of “Richard Windsor,” which is one of the aliases identified by a researcher looking into the EPA.The committee has also asked the White House’s lawyer and EPA’s inspector general to look into the matter and report back by...
  • Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists After Libya Attack

    11/17/2012 10:14:50 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov 16 2012 | Eric Schmitt
    WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration refrained from saying it suspected that the perpetrators of the attack were Al Qaeda affiliates and sympathizers to avoid tipping off the groups. Mr. Petraeus, who resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair, said the names of groups suspected in the attack — including Al Qaeda’s franchise in North Africa and a local Libyan group, Ansar al-Shariah...
  • Obama Stabbing Israel in the Back Behind the Scenes

    11/17/2012 9:53:12 PM PST · by Qbert · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The trajectory of conflicts like these are fairly clear. Israel bombs some terrorist targets and then launches a ground incursion into Gaza to suppress terrorist activities. But the Obama Administration is already working against a ground offensive behind the scenes, as a New York Times report mentions. Obama supposedly called Netanyahu to discuss options for “de-escalating” the situation, but all those options are going to involve signing on to another meaningless cease fire while Hamas continues carrying out attacks, on and off. Netanyahu has made calling off a ground operation contingent on an end to rocket attacks. Which Obama isn’t...
  • WORLD LEADERS BEGIN TO CRAFT CEASE-FIRE AS ROCKETS CONTINUE TO FLY OVER ISRAEL, GAZA

    11/17/2012 9:38:34 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 49 replies
    The Jerusalem Post is reporting that world leaders are beginning to fly into the Middle East in an effort to halt the violence that exploded last week between Gaza and Israel, and those that can’t fly in are weighing in remotely. Egypt, Turkey, and Qatar are already working on an agreement, according to reports, and now UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon and various European leaders are beginning to lend their voices to the endeavor, as well.
  • PA State Universities Face First-Ever Faculty Strike

    11/17/2012 9:33:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    Faculty at fourteen Pennsylvania state universities voted Friday to authorize a strike if contract negotiations fail to reach an agreement in coming weeks. No one is on strike yet, but professors and coaches voted overwhelmingly that the union should be allowed to call one if progress is not made. Of the 6,000 ballots cast, 95 percent voted to authorize a walkout.
  • Chris Christie on SNL Now

    11/17/2012 9:28:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    Joling with weekend news guy. Guess they like him now that he helped Obama.
  • Police stationed along Texas border fight endless battle against drug trafficking

    11/17/2012 9:23:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    NBC33 TV ^ | November 17, 2012 | Robert Arnold
    Police stationed along Texas border fight endless battle against drug trafficking and human smuggling: NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Brooks County, Texas is a less than five-hour drive from Houston, but the rural community of just over 7,200 people is facing an overwhelming amount of crime. High-speed chases, smugglers and a rising body count has become a fact of life in a county made up largely of ranchers and farmers. "We have a lot to contend with," said Brooks County Chief Deputy Urbino Martinez. "It takes a toll." Houston's connection to this rise in crime can be clearly seen in the...
  • Claim: EPA Head Used Secret Email to Hide Documents

    11/17/2012 9:18:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    The House Science Committee is investigating whether Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson used the secret email alias "Richard Windsor" to hide internal communications from government watchdogs—an action that may violate open-records laws.
  • The Next Oil Revolution

    11/17/2012 9:08:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies
    Energy Tribune ^ | November 17, 2012 | Peter C Glover
    By Peter C GloverFar from running out of oil, new studies confirm the world is headed for the next oil revolution with growing US production playing an nascent role. And, as with the unconventional shale gas revolution, nearly all new unconventional oil development is taking place despite pre-election White House energy polices through development on private, rather than on federal, lands. A new IHS CERA group study America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the US Economy, spells out how unconventional oil and gas production in the US is changing the US energy landscape and contributing...
  • Sheehan announces bid for Albany Mayor

    11/17/2012 8:50:38 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    Timesunion ^ | November 17, 2012 | Kristen V. Brown
    ALBANY — City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan has officially announced her candidacy in next year's mayoral race. Sheehan, 48, who was elected treasurer in 2009, had long dropped hints about a planned mayoral run. On Saturday afternoon, in front of Washington Park's Moses Statue, the Democrat made it official. "Let's face it: There is only one office in Albany that can deliver the changes many of us want," Sheehan said. "I am here to announce that I am running for mayor." Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Sheehan-to-make-a-run-for-mayor-4046442.php#ixzz2CXwLxZ3I
  • Nasrallah: Israeli Ground Assault on Gaza is 'Stupid'

    11/17/2012 8:37:41 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/18/2012 | Elad Benari
    Hizbullah’s leader said on Saturday that any attempt by Israeli forces to launch a ground assault against Hamas in Gaza would be a miscalculated step. “The Israelis will commit a stupid mistake if they decide to launch a ground operation against Gaza,” Hassan Nasrallah said during a live speech on Saturday, according to a report in NOW Lebanon. “The resistance in Gaza has acquired power, determination, and planning capabilities and has filled [strategic] gaps,” he claimed. Nasrallah also said that firepower possessed by Hamas terrorists was putting Israelis increasingly on edge.
  • Sign outside of business causing a boom in customers

    11/17/2012 8:23:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 109 replies
    msnbc ^ | 11.17.2012 | wboy
    Riley Gunnoe says business is booming at his tool store in St. Albans. He says it's because of a sign outside. Gunnoe told me he didn't know what was going to happen when he put this phrase on it, "If you are for Obama's policies, please keep your dumba$$ out of this store." Gunnoe says he didn't know what was going to happen when he put the sign up. "I didn't care. But it really has doubled my business since I put it up so I'm glad I did now!" Some people in the community say it makes them question...
  • Like ABC, The Snobs at NPR Laugh At Shutdown of Hostess

    11/17/2012 8:08:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    On Friday, Scott Whitlock reported ABC's Good Morning America reported the morning show milked the 18,000 jobs lost in the shutdown of Hostess for laughs. The same laughing at pink slips occurred Saturday on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Players were given a question after NPR newscaster Karl Kasell asked in a low growl "Where are you, you spongy yellow delicious bastards?" Host Peter Sagal explained Kasell was delivering a Woody Harrelson line about Twinkies from the movie Zombieland. After a contestant answered that it was Hostess that shut down this week, Sagal started the...
  • St. Lucie elections officials suspend recount; tally to continue at 8 a.m. Sunday

    11/17/2012 8:05:36 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 82 replies
    TCPALM ^ | 11-17-2012 | By James Kirley, Eric Pfahler
    St. Lucie elections officials suspend recount; tally to continue at 8 a.m. Sunday By James Kirley, Eric Pfahler FORT PIERCE — The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board suspended its recount of all early voting ballots late Saturday night, saying members would return at 8 a.m. Sunday to complete the job. The board made the announcement at 10 p.m. that it will continue tabulating write-in and provisional ballots Sunday after counting votes late into Saturday night as supporters for District 18 congressional candidates Patrick Murphy and Allen West watched the process. Poll workers finished entering in early ballots for all precincts...
  • ALLEN WEST RECOUNT - Counting has STOPPED for the night. Not completed. To resume tomorrow morning.

    11/17/2012 8:04:49 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 29 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | 11/17/12 | Allen West Republic
    Per FACEBOOK, the latest on the Allen West recount. For not stated reason, the recount is now shutting down for the night and set to begin tomorrow at 8 am. The recount deadline is tomorrow at noon. If anyone has any updates, please post them here.
  • Wounded warriors anti-gun?

    11/17/2012 7:46:59 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    Tom Greshams Gun Talk Radio ^ | 11-11-2012 | Tom Gresham
    Wounded Warriors declined to come on his (Tom Gresham) show on veterans day because they are against gun or religious organizations. At around the 5:00 mark. There is another orginazation "honoredveterans.org" that is non communist. I will be trying to get a return of this years donations to wounded warrior. They are so dissapointing! I am trying to find out more, but everything points to this being true. I really hate communists!
  • Bomb-Making Chemicals, Assault Rifles Found in Doctor's Home, Prosecutor Says (Occupy!!!)

    11/17/2012 7:43:06 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 17 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Large amounts of chemicals commonly used to make bombs were found in the basement of a New Jersey doctor, along with assault rifles and a stun gun, prosecutors said today. Dr. Roberto Rivera, 60, who was said to have been an active member in the Occupy Wall Street movement last year, was arrested following a Friday night raid on his Ridgewood, N.J., home
  • Arizona Gun Store: If You Voted For Barack Obama, “Turn Around and Leave”

    11/17/2012 7:35:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Here’s the image of the day, courtesy of The Blaze: An Arizona gun store has a simple message for Barack Obama voters: you’re not welcome here. The Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Ariz. posted a sign on its door and took out a newspaper ad declaring that if you voted for the president last week, you’re not allowed in. “If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm!” the sign states. Owner Cope Reynolds conceded that he can’t really tell who voted for Obama unless they...
  • Ted Cruz: “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama”

    11/17/2012 7:28:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 44 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | November 17 2012 | Doug Brady
    Heh. Too funny to pass up, and sadly apt given the Mittster’s “the president exudes an air of likability and friendliness, which is endearing” nonsense. Cruz said that conservatives failed to make their case to the American  people, leaving Romney no choice but to move toward the president. “We didn’t  win the argument, we didn’t even make the argument” throughout much of 2012,  Cruz said.But in the first debate, he argued, that changed.“It was the one time we actually contested ideas, presented two viewpoints  and directions for the country,” he said. “And then inevitably, there are these  mandarins of politics, who...
  • Iraq Kurds put security forces on high alert

    11/17/2012 6:59:13 PM PST · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 11/18/2012 | staff
    ARBIL, Iraq – The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region has ordered its peshmerga security forces on high alert, a statement issued on Saturday said, attributing the move to clashes with central government forces. An Iraqi general however said that the clashes in question came during an arrest attempt and did not involve the peshmerga. Tensions between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq have been running high after the establishment of a new military command covering disputed territory, and over various other long-running disputes. Kurdistan president Massud Barzani called “on the peshmerga forces to exercise restraint in the...
  • Mexican druglords strike gold in coal

    11/17/2012 6:55:48 PM PST · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/17/2012 | By Pierre-Marc Rene (AFP)
    AGUJITA, Mexico — They may be known for flashy cars and state of the art weaponry, but Mexican druglords have found an earthy new source of wealth: dirty old coal. They are mining it themselves in a coal-rich area along the US border or buying it from small mine operators, then reselling it to a state-owned company at fabulous margins that can see them make a profit 30 times greater than their initial investment. Along the way, besides the earth's black bounty, the druglords are seeking to reap credibility as legitimate business people. First word of the Zetas drug cartel's...
  • Amnesty won’t magically make Hispanics more Republican

    11/17/2012 6:55:11 PM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    Mitt Romney was one amnesty for illegal immigrants away from becoming president of the United States. That, in essence, is the conventional wisdom following an election in which the Republican presidential candidate lost the Hispanic vote by an eye-popping 71 percent to 27 percent margin. MSNBC political analyst Chuck Todd predicted last week that “immigration reform” will get “80 to 90 votes” in the U.S. Senate after the GOP’s great Latino lashing of 2012.
  • Bolton: Administration’s “Passivity” Sends Signal, “You Can Kill Americans With Impunity”

    11/17/2012 6:48:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 16, 2012 | Susan Jones
    Two months after the terror attack in Benghazi, there’s been “no retribution, no retaliation, no visible action by the United States against those who murdered four American citizens,” and that sends a dangerous signal, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton told Fox News on Thursday: “Now, maybe there’s something the administration has in the works, one of the rare national security secrets they've been able to keep. But the signal in the Middle East and beyond is, you can kill Americans with impunity. And that is a lesson, once learned, it’s going to cause consequences that reverberate down...
  • White House: Israel has right to defend itself

    11/17/2012 6:37:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 17, 2012 12:43 PM ET | Jim Kuhnhenn
    The White House on Saturday defended Israel’s right to defend itself against attack and decide how to respond to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, blaming the ruling Islamic militant Hamas group for starting the conflict. Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are in agreement that a de-escalation of the violence is preferred, provided that Hamas stops sending rocket into Israel, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters during the president’s flight on Air Force One to Asia. …
  • Just one strategy that address's the core problems facing our nation.

    11/17/2012 6:37:33 PM PST · by Zeneta · 34 replies
    Zeneta | 11-17-12 | Zeneta
    The core issues that face our nation are clearly present in the fundamentally beliefs of our people. The ones that have voted for socialism, and most don't know it or where we are headed as a result. We can point to education, yes, or how liberalism has taken over virtually every aspect of every institution, including big business, and say, "we need to stop or change this". But how ?
  • Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?

    11/17/2012 6:17:19 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 151 replies
    NBCLatino ^ | November17, 2012 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Next week may be Black Friday but sweets lovers across the nation hung their heads in sorrow on a dark Friday yesterday as Hostess announced they would cease making their line of products, which include the iconic Twinkies brand, because of the Bakers Union Strike. But now as the brand heads towards liquidating and selling off their assets, a Mexican company may be angling to resurrect the golden Twinkies. According to the Christian Science Monitor, while food producers ConAgra and Flowers Food, the American company behind Nature Valley granola, have expressed interest along with Little Debbie baker McKee Foods, MexicoÂ’s...
  • Militant Muslims Cutting Out Tongues

    11/17/2012 6:04:00 PM PST · by combat_boots · 30 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/12/2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Why so much violence against the tongue? As the Sheikh of Islam himself: Ibn Tamiyyah, once wrote, "Waging war verbally against Islam might be worse than waging war against it physically." A professor of Islamic exegesis at Cairo's preeminent Islamic university, Al Ahzar, Dr. Abdullah Badr, recently proclaimed on Egyptian television that a new day has arrived: apparently from now on, there will be absolutely no more toleration for anyone who speaks against Islam—including people who speak against the implementation of Sharia law and its seventh century punishments. Badr is currently on trial for possibly libeling and defaming a female...
  • The Political Landscape After 2012

    11/17/2012 5:50:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2012 | Sean Trende
    Like death, taxes, and the sun rising in the east, there is nothing more certain after a presidential election than a swift and usually overwrought round of analysis and advice for the losers. So it is this year for Republicans. If you Google “Republicans Whigs,” and confine your search to the past week, you will find multiple pages dedicated to the proposition that demographic trends are waiting to overwhelm the Republican Party, which is now a regional rump party awaiting extinction. I’ve written some 75,000 words on the broad topic of demographic trends and realignments, and this election hasn’t done...
  • The Liberal Gloat

    11/17/2012 5:41:12 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2012 | Ross Douthat
    WINNING an election doesn’t just offer the chance to govern the country. It offers a chance to feel morally and intellectually superior to the party you’ve just beaten. This is an inescapable aspect of democratic culture: no matter what reason tells us about the vagaries of politics, something in the American subconscious assumes that the voice of the people really is the voice of God, and that being part of a winning coalition must be a sign that you’re His chosen one as well. This means the losing coalition must be doomed to wander east of Eden, and liberals have...
  • Cloud lifts over young immigrants seeking legal status, but concerns remain

    11/17/2012 5:40:15 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury Newsmercurynews.com ^ | 11/17/2012 | Matt O'Brien
    The force field protecting Jirayut Latthivongskorn comes from a glossy, federally issued work permit that wards off deportation and lets him get a job, overcoming the legal barriers that have long clouded his ambitions and shadowed his life. Mailed to homes in fast-growing numbers, the cards are changing the lives of about 300,000 young immigrants, a quarter of them from California, who took a leap of faith this fall by revealing their presence to the U.S. government. Latthivongskorn's plastic card, with its 2014 expiration date etched between his fingerprint and photograph, symbolizes what he calls his "two-year lease on life...
  • Report: Rockets Fired from Egypt Hit Israel

    11/17/2012 5:29:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    weekleystandard ^ | 11.17.2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Two major Israeli newspapers are reporting that rockets fired from Egypt have hit Israel. "Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night," reports the Jerusalem Post. "The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries." The Israeli daily Haaretz reports, "Rockets fired from direction of Egypt toward Eshkol Regional Council." It appears no damage was reported in connection with the rocket fire from Egypt. Earlier today, the Egyptian prime minister visited Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestinians there. This new front comes a day after a rocket landed...
  • Gingrich to Newsmax: Republicans Must Hold Line on Taxes

    11/17/2012 5:12:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 04:24 PM | Stephen Feller
    Republicans in Congress should be putting options on the table to raise government revenues as part of fiscal cliff negotiations, but raising taxes should not be one of those options, Newt Gingrich said in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV. The GOP has given up on about 40 percent of the electorate in the last couple of elections, he also said, and needs to focus on inclusion of not just immigrants, but on states where Democrats automatically expect to win. Every time Democrats negotiate a budget deal that includes tax increases and spending cuts, taxes go up but in most...
  • Zoo Boise break-in leads to death of monkey

    11/17/2012 5:05:28 PM PST · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    Zoo Boise remained closed Saturday as police conducted an investigation into an overnight break-in at the zoo's primate building that resulted in the death of a male Patas monkey, one of two at the zoo. "It's very disturbing that someone would intentionally break into the zoo and harm an animal," said Sgt. Ted Snyder of the Boise Police Department in a statement. "We're doing all we can to find who did this." Police said they are seeking two males wearing dark clothing spotted by a security guard at 4:30 a.m. outside the fence near the primate exhibit. Both fled, one...