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  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 4, 2013

    11/04/2013 3:00:11 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 4, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Carney bristles at O-Care query: 'I give up'

    11/04/2013 2:38:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/13 | Justin Sink
    Fresh questions about whether the White House deceived Americans with claims they could bypass the broken HealthCare.gov website by using the phone or mailing in an application provoked an exasperated response Monday from White House press secretary Jay Carney. "I give up," Carney told ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl, accusing the White House reporter of speaking "in tones of dramatic revelation" to inflate a story. The exchange centered around documents released by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Monday. Meeting notes from the administration "war room" handling the rollout of ObamaCare showed that consumers who called the ObamaCare...
  • Officials (Husseincare war room) worried consumers would be unhappy with Obamacare choices

    11/04/2013 2:29:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/13 | Justin Sink
    Administration officials were concerned that once users were able to view the available policies for purchase on HealthCare.gov, they could be disappointed with the cost and options available. The concerns were expressed in meeting notes from the ObamaCare "war room" obtained by CNN. "In some cases, there will be fewer options than would be desired to promote consumer choice and an ideal shopping experience," the meeting notes read. "Additionally, in some cases there will be relatively high cost plans." The discussion last week among officials at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight appeared to reveal a behind-the-scenes concern...
  • Real estate organizations: IRS won’t put liens on home over Obamacare

    11/04/2013 2:26:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Wichita Business Journal ^ | November 4, 2013 | by John Stearns
    Don’t believe rumors circulating online that the IRS will place liens on homes if owners fail to buy health insurance as mandated under the Affordable Care Act, local and state real estate organizations are saying. The Wichita Area Association of Realtors addresses the rumor in its weekly report today. “Thankfully, this rumor is completely false as Congress specifically prohibited the IRS from filing liens against real property to enforce the individual mandate to purchase health insurance,” the report says.
  • Skydivers Leap To Escape Fiery Collision Of Planes Over Wisconsin

    11/04/2013 2:21:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/3 | Gil Aegerter
    Two single-engine aircraft carrying skydivers collided 12,000 feet above Superior, Wis., on Saturday evening, sending one plane plummeting to earth in flames – but all nine jumpers and both pilots survived, said one of the jumpers. The only person injured, except for bumps and bruises, was the pilot of the plane that crashed. He used an emergency chute to escape the falling aircraft but suffered cuts, Mike Robinson, who was aboard that plane, told NBC News. The incident occurred as a Cessna 185 was closely following a Cessna 182 for a maneuver called a tracking dive, Robinson said, in which...
  • Obamacare 'War Room' docs: We're concerned consumers finding fewer options, higher prices

    11/04/2013 2:13:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN News ^ | November 4, 2013 | by Jake Tapper
    <p>FULL TITLE: "Obamacare 'War Room' docs: We're concerned next media story is some consumers getting on website and finding fewer options, higher prices."</p> <p>Officials expressed concern that the next shoe to drop in the evolving story about the Affordable Care Act would be disappointment from consumers once they are able to get on the troubled HealthCare.gov website – disappointment because of sticker shock and limited choice, according to a new document obtained by CNN.</p>
  • Fan injured by hot dog suing Kansas City Royals

    11/04/2013 2:08:37 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    khou.com ^ | 11-1-13 | AP Story
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — If it had been a foul ball or broken bat that struck John Coomer in the eye as he watched a Kansas City Royals game, it's unlikely the courts would have forced the team to pay for the surgeries and suffering he's endured But because it was a hot dog thrown by the team mascot — behind the back, no less — he just may have a case. The Missouri Supreme Court is weighing whether the "baseball rule" — a legal standard that protects teams from being sued over fan injuries caused by events on...
  • Northeastern Illinois Rewrites History… Dedicates Building to “Democrat” Abraham Lincoln

    11/04/2013 1:43:45 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 182 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 11/4/13 | Eric Odom
    Northeastern Illinois needs to be educated on its political heroes. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, not a Democrat. But the Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies apparently would prefer to just make up their own version.
  • The Koch brothers are like the KKK: Harry Belafonte

    11/04/2013 1:42:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 04, 2013 | Beth DeFalco and Bruce Golding
    Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio stood silently by as celebrity booster Harry Belafonte compared the Tea Party-supporting Koch brothers to the Ku Klux Klan inside a Harlem Church on Sunday — then let the inflammatory attack slide as he spoke to the overflow congregation. De Blasio warmly embraced Belafonte after the liberal icon called the Kochs “white supremacists” and “men of evil,” and repeatedly praised the actor during his own speech from the pulpit of the First Corinthian Baptist Church. Belafonte, 87, viciously tore into billionaire energy moguls and political activists Charles and David Koch as he introduced de Blasio...
  • Brazil and Germany want anti-surveillance UN resolution

    11/04/2013 1:17:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11.04.13 @ 09:29 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Brazil and Germany want the UN General Assembly to adopt a draft resolution to end mass surveillance, as German public figures call for Edward Snowden to receive asylum. The two countries say that the mass surveillance on the scale revealed by the Snowden leaks “constitutes a highly intrusive act,” reports the BBC. The resolution, which calls for the right to privacy, is set for a vote at the end of the month. It says countries must protect the right to privacy as guaranteed under international law. …
  • Reding says EU should create own spy agency (EU Justice Commissioner)

    11/04/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11.04.13 @ 18:16 | Andrew Rettman
    EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding has said the Union should create its own intelligence service by 2020. Speaking on Monday (4 November) to Greek daily Naftemporiki on the US snooping scandal, she said: “What we need is to strengthen Europe in this field, so we can level the playing field with our US partners.” She added: “I would therefore wish to use this occasion to negotiate an agreement on stronger secret service co-operation among the EU member states—so that we can speak with a strong common voice to the US. The NSA needs a counterweight. My long-term proposal would therefore...
  • Obamacare "War Room" Docs . . . [WH concern about the next shoe to drop: learning the truth]

    11/04/2013 1:06:31 PM PST · by LittleSpotBlog · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/4/13 | Jake Tapper
    Officials expressed concern that the next shoe to drop in the evolving story about the Affordable Care Act would be disappointment from consumers once they are able to get on the troubled HealthCare.gov website – disappointment because of sticker shock and limited choice, according to a new document obtained by CNN.
  • Maine governor candidate Mike Michaud: I’m gay

    11/04/2013 6:24:40 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 74 replies
    Portland Press-Herald ^ | 11/4/13 | Steve Mistler
    The six-term congressman’s announcement in an op-ed column may influence the 2014 election to lead the state. Maine political observers offered early reaction Monday to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud’s announcement that he’s gay, ending years of speculation and potentially sharply changing the dynamic of the 2014 gubernatorial race. Michaud, 57, currently serving his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, made the disclosure in a column submitted to three of the state’s major news outlets.He said he was making the announcement in response to “the whisper campaigns, insinuations and push polls” that unidentified people have been using to...
  • Some 54,000 Join Religious Procession in St. Petersburg

    11/04/2013 12:50:21 PM PST · by kronos77 · 4 replies
    ST. PETERSBURG, November 4 (RIA Novosti) – About 54,000 people joined a religious procession in the heart of Russia’s second largest city St. Petersburg on Monday, a city police spokesman said. “No violations of public order took place during the event,” the spokesman said. The procession began half an hour later than scheduled due to large number of believers willing to take part. It ended near the city’s biggest Orthodox church, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, where a service was held to commemorate Russia’s National Unity Day. Those who were unable to enter watched the service on two huge TV screens flanking...
  • Jay Carney Mimics and Sneers at ABC News’ Jon Karl During Daily Briefing

    11/04/2013 12:48:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 63 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | November 04, 2013 | Tommy Christopher
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has become increasingly animated and explicit in his pushback against some reporters, and at Monday’s daily briefing that trend continued with a lively exchange in which Carney openly mocked and mimicked ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl. Along with Fox News’ Ed Henry, Karl has been on the receiving end of some vociferous pushback from Carney these past months, but that dynamic evolved into open contempt Monday, as Karl attempted to catch President Obama in an inconsistency regarding Healthcare.gov, the troubled portal for Obamacare. Several weeks ago, the President spoke about the...
  • With Lenin's Changes Removed, Tsarist Obelisk Unveiled Near Kremlin

    11/04/2013 12:47:59 PM PST · by kronos77 · 13 replies
    MOSCOW, November 4 (RIA Novosti) – The head of the Russian Orthodox Church and senior Russian officials attended the opening of a resurrected Tsarist-era obelisk outside the Kremlin walls Monday. The monument was originally unveiled 99 years ago to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Russia’s Romanov dynasty, but its Tsarist iconography was removed in 1918 on the orders of Vladimir Lenin and the names of Romanov emperors replaced by famous international revolutionaries. In the renovated version unveiled Monday, criticized by some architectural preservation groups for poor quality work, the communist-era changes have been reversed. “Today, an unjust historical action has...
  • Japan launches newest submarine Kokuryu amid party atmosphere

    11/04/2013 12:47:23 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Japan Daily Press ^ | Nov 04, 2013 | John Hofilena
    It’s not the usual kind of fanfare you would associate with the launching of a nation’s cutting edge new submarine, but this is Japan – and they do things a little bit differently here. Amid balloons, party banners, the odd “rising sun” war flag here and there, and confetti (lots of confetti, there has to be confetti), the Japan Marine Self Defense Force (MSDF) launched its newest state-of-the-art toy – the submarine Kokuryu, which literally means “Black Dragon”. The submarine Kukoryu was made by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and is said to be made with leading edge technology, costing Japanese taxpayers...
  • US 'Will Force' Israel-PA Deal; Report: US will lay down its own outline for an accord in January,

    11/04/2013 12:46:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    inn ^ | 11/4/13 | Gil Ronen
    The United States intends to try and force a peace agreement on Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), IDF Radio reported Monday. The radio station says the US has informed Israel and the Palestinian Authority that if negotiations between them do not advance, Washington will propose its own solution, that will include a US position on every point that is in contention. In effect, according to the report, this will be an attempt to force the sides to agree on a solution formulated by the US. MK Zehava Galon (Meretz) was quoted as saying Monday that senior US officials told...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,November 4-8,2013

    11/04/2013 12:46:01 PM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 4-8, 2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • La Fayette frigates' missile upgrade set for 2017

    11/04/2013 12:40:31 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2013/11/04 | By Claudia Liu and Jay Chen
    La Fayette frigates' missile upgrade set for 2017 Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) The surface-to-air missiles on the Navy's fleet of La Fayette Class frigates will be replaced with a more advanced system starting in 2017, a senior Naval officer said Monday. The U.S.-made RIM-72C Sea Chaparral missiles will be replaced with Taiwan's own Sky Sword IIs, Navy Chief of Staff Kao Tien-chung said when answering questions at the Legislative Yuan's Foreign and National Defense Committee. The ship-based Sky Sword II, or Tien Chien II, is a variant of the radar guided air-to-air missile developed by the Chungshan Institute of Science...