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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...
  • NKorean naval vessel sank last month, reports say

    11/04/2013 12:35:15 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 10-4-13 | AP
    A North Korean naval vessel sank last month, killing an unspecified number of officers and sailors, according to North and South Korean media. The North's official Korean Central News Agency provided few concrete details, and there was no clue as to what might have happened. KCNA said in a dispatch Saturday that the deaths came while a submarine chaser was performing "combat duties." North Korea rarely releases details about military mishaps or accidents. The rest of the dispatch was devoted to a recent visit by leader Kim Jong Un to a "cemetery of fallen fighters." He was shown in state...
  • Cereal maker Kellogg to cut jobs as breakfast sales slide

    11/04/2013 12:33:05 PM PST · by John W · 93 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Reuters
    Tony the Tiger is not doing so grrrrreat... Kellogg Co, the world's largest maker of breakfast cereals, says it will cut about 7 percent of its workforce and slash capacity by 2017, after reporting another quarterly decline in sales in its cereals business. The company's cereals business has been battling stiff competition from General Mills and private-label cereal brands. Increasing popularity of yoghurt, frozen egg sandwiches and other breakfast items has also hit the business. Sales at Kellogg's U.S. morning foods business, which includes cereals such as All-Bran, Coco Pops and Froot Loops, fell 2.2 percent in the third quarter....
  • Palin, Trump to attend Billy Graham's birthday

    11/04/2013 12:25:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    daily advance ^ | 11/4/13
    he Rev. Billy Graham turns 95 this week, and Sarah Palin and real estate mogul Donald Trump are among the 800 people planning to attend his celebration. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports that the event is being held Thursday at Asheville's noted Grove Park Inn.
  • New Hamas textbooks: Torah and Talmud are 'fabricated'

    11/04/2013 12:24:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel HaYom ^ | 11/4/13 | staff
    New York Times reports that Hamas has introduced its own textbooks into Gaza schools, as part of effort to spread its ideology • Books do not recognize Israel and describe Palestine as encompassing all land between Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea. Hamas has introduced its own textbooks into schools in the Gaza Strip this fall, as part of an effort to spread its militant ideology among Palestinian youth, The New York Times reported on Sunday. According to the report, the books do not recognize modern Israel, or mention the Oslo Accords that Israel signed with the Palestine Liberation Organization in...
  • Democratic Candidate for Lt. Gov. Caught on Video Refusing to Shake Republican Opponent’s Hand

    11/04/2013 12:19:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 4, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    Virginia Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Ralph Northam is drawing criticism after appearing to refuse to shake the hand of Republican opponent E.W. Jackson on Thursday. “I was happy to have an opportunity last night to sit with my opponent and Les Smith at NewsChannel 3 to discuss the issues in this race,” Jackson said in an email to supporters Friday. “But I was disappointed when, after he focused so much on what divides us, Ralph Northam refused to even shake my hand.” After the debate concluded on WTKR, Jackson can be seen extending his hand to Northram. The Democratic...
  • York County GOP Votes to Support Lee Bright By Wide Margin

    11/04/2013 12:04:15 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 12 replies
    Bright For Senate ^ | 11-4-13 | Staff
    ALSO REJECT COMMON CORE: A NEW CONCEPT FOR LINDSEY The York County GOP gave Lee Bright’s surging campaign a pair of convincing straw poll victories last week, as the upstate Senator from Spartanburg picked up a large plurality of the executive committee vote as well as the general membership vote. Bright defeated Lindsey Graham 42-21% among the Executive Committee members, with 27% undecided and no one else above 6% – and 42-16% among all members present. In addition, the membership voted unanimously to adopt the RNC’s resolution to flatly reject Common Core. “This is another great result for our campaign,”...
  • Obama Lures Republicans Into His Immigration Trap

    11/04/2013 12:02:34 PM PST · by zeestephen · 20 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 29 October 2013 | Jon Feere
    Mr. Obama needs Republicans in the House of Representatives to initiate an immigration bill. Why? Because the Senate bill raises revenue and the Constitution requires all bills raising revenue to originate in the House, not the Senate.
  • BREAKING: Connecticut college on lockdown as administrators instruct students to ´stay in doors´

    11/04/2013 11:58:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    daily mail ^ | 11/4/13 | Michael Zennie
    Central Connecticut State University is in full lock down this afternoon and administrators are repeatedly urging students to stay indoors after an armed man was spotted on campus. Preliminary reports indicate that officers have contained the man in James Hall, a dorm at the university in New Britain, Connecticut. Shortly after the lockdown began, the Central Connecticut State website was taken down and replaced with a short, urgent warning: ´Campus Emergency. Remain Inside buildings. Stay in place! Stay away from Windows. Police are on the Scene.´
  • WH docs: Paper applications for Obamacare were problematic, too

    11/04/2013 11:58:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 4, 2013 | by Stephanie Condon
    While the Obama administration last month worked on resolving issues with HealthCare.gov, it had concerns that it was misleading consumers by suggesting they'd make more progress signing up for an Obamacare insurance plan with a paper application, documents recently turned over to Congress show. "The paper applications allow people to feel like they are moving forward in the process and provides another option; at the end of the day, we are all stuck in the same queue," the notes from an Obama administration meeting on Oct. 11 say. Notes from an Oct. 15 meeting say, "Navigators are seeing people very...
  • Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Constitutionality of NY Town's Public Prayers

    11/04/2013 11:58:11 AM PST · by Center2Right · 21 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 4, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether or not the sectarian prayers offered at a New York town's meetings are constitutional. The highest court in the land will hear an appeal from a lower court decision regarding Greece, N.Y.'s practice of having explicitly Christian prayers open town meetings. Known as Galloway v. Town of Greece, the lawsuit was filed by two residents of Greece who felt the sectarian prayers made them feel excluded from the public affairs of the town. Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens, the two plaintiffs, are being represented by the Washington, D.C.-based group...
  • Andy Lopez Family to File Federal Lawsuit, Claiming Violation of Fourth Amendment

    11/04/2013 11:51:42 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 101 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 4, 2013 | Lisa Fernandez
    The parents of a 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy killed by a sheriff's deputy who thought the airsoft rifle he was carrying was real, plan to file a federal lawsuit in San Francisco on Monday, claiming the deputy who shot their son violated the boy's Fourth Amendment rights as they pertain to limits on police authority..... The Fourth Amendment states that citizens have the right to be secure against unreasonalbe searches and seizures. In an interview with NBC Bay Area on Monday morning, he said he will also allege that Gelhaus has been involved in prior instances of "excessive force" and...
  • Crock of Ages: Sebelius plays ignorant on abortion funds

    11/04/2013 11:42:14 AM PST · by topher · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:52 EST | by Tony Perkins
    <p>Nov. 4, 2013 (FRC) - If the White House told insurance execs to "keep quiet" about ObamaCare, they certainly listened when it came to abortion coverage. Last week, even the boss of the entire system, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, managed a surprised expression when Congressman John Shimkus (R-Ill.) asked her why the agency was hiding coverage details from pro-lifers. Without skipping a beat, the HHS chief insisted she didn't know what she so clearly knew in 2009, which is that ObamaCare is the biggest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion in U.S. history.</p>
  • Van Jones: Obama Detractors Have ‘Obama Derangement Syndrome’ (nice try, Van)

    11/04/2013 11:41:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:00 PM | Melanie Hunter
    Former green jobs czar Van Jones, during a roundtable discussion over the rollout of Obamacare on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous,” said President Barack Obama’s detractors have “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” “It’s silly season. Literally, they have this sort of Obama Derangement Syndrome where Obama is this absent, weak, ineffectual dictator and tyrant who’s destroying America,” Jones said. …
  • 'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack

    'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack Breaking news Three people have been killed in the hijacking of a bus in Norway, media reports say. The suspect, a man in his 50s of foreign origin, has been arrested, police told Norway's TV2 news channel. The man was said to have been armed with a knife. There were no immediate details of the number of injured. The attack - which was initially reported as a traffic accident - took place around 17:30 local time (GMT) in the central town of Ardal.
  • Gibbs: President was "certainly wrong" to promise people could keep health plans

    11/04/2013 11:37:08 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/5/2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama's former press secretary, Robert Gibbs, says it was "certainly" wrong for the president to continuously promise that people would be able to keep their health care plans under Obamacare ..."Well, look, I don't recall significant discussions around some of the verbage on this, to be a hundred percent honest with you," said Gibbs this morning. "But do you agree it was a wrong move?" "Oh, well, certainly," said Gibbs. "I mean, I don't think anybody dealing with this today finds what was said. Now, I do think some explanation in terms of the fact that policies that were...
  • North Korea developing 'electromagnetic pulse weapons'

    11/04/2013 11:34:03 AM PST · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    South Korea's spy agency said Monday that North Korea was using Russian technology to develop electromagnetic pulse weapons aimed at paralysing military electronic equipment south of the border. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a report to parliament that the North had purchased Russian electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weaponry to develop its own versions.
  • Senate Bill Bans Discrimination Against Cross-Dressers

    11/04/2013 11:33:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:56 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will come up for a cloture vote in the Senate today, mandates that employers in the United States permit men to dress as women at work and women to dress as men as long as they otherwise adhere to “reasonable dress or grooming standards.” Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the bill’s primary sponsor, has been joined by 55 co-sponsors. So the bill already has the backing of a 56-vote majority in the 100-member Senate. …
  • Holder: ‘I Was Right’ on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC

    11/04/2013 11:21:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM ET Holder: ‘I Was Right’ on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC ByDevlin Barrett Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the slow pace of the military commission trial of the accused 9/11 plotters shows he was right four years ago to try to put those suspects on trial in New York City. The trial of those defendants, including the alleged mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is still enmeshed in pre-trial hearings, and the trial itself is not expected to begin for at least another year. It was four years ago that Mr. Holder announced Mr. Mohammed...
  • Everyone heard they can keep their plan

    11/04/2013 11:16:34 AM PST · by Night Hides Not · 29 replies
    Morning Joe ^ | 11/4/13 | Morning Joe
    With Zeke Emanuel on set, Morning Joe played a montage of Obama saying 20+ times, "you can keep your doctor...you can keep your insurance." At 15:10, Mika has a "face/palm" moment that's just too damn funny. At 17:10, Joe is overheard yelling, "that's garbage, Zeke!"
  • Bus highjacked in Norway. All passengers including the bus driver slain.

    11/04/2013 11:14:30 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 78 replies
    VG (largest Norwegian Newspaper) ^ | 04.11.13 - 18:19 | Av Rune Thomas Ege , Sigrid Helene Svendsen , Marcus Husby , Gordon Andersen , Bjørn-Martin Nordby o
    My quick translation: A non ethnic Norwegian entered a bus n the fjordlands of Western Norway, then proceeded to slay all the passengers with a knife. There were only 3 passengers onboard so casualties are relatively low I suppose.
  • GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists 'Genetically modified foods'.

    11/04/2013 10:55:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 128 replies
    Epoch times ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | Justina Reichel,
    GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists Controversy erupts after World Food Prize awarded to Monsanto By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times | October 24, 2013 In the wake of biotech giants Monsanto and Syngenta being awarded the World Food Prize, a European coalition of scientists is challenging claims that the debate around genetically modified foods is settled and that GM foods are safe. The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, which consists of more than 90 scientists, academics, and physicians, released a statement Monday in response to “sweeping claims” that GM products are safe. “We strongly reject...
  • Team Obama grabs the pitchforks (Insurance vs. Obama. Grab the popcorn)

    11/04/2013 10:51:46 AM PST · by tobyhill · 41 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/4/2013 | Chris Stirewalt
    <p>TEAM OBAMA GRABS THE PITCHFORKS - The partnership between President Obama and big health insurance companies is under some serious strain as administration talking points suggest a populist pitch in a bid to resuscitate the president’s floundering new entitlement program. Ezekiel Emanuel, the leading architect of ObamaCare insisted on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” that Obama isn’t to blame for millions of cancelled policies, premium spikes and other disruptions. “The insurance decides how to make money. When the private companies decide to drop an individual, you blame Obama. He isn’t responsible for that,” said Emanuel, brother to former White House Chief of Staff turned Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.</p>
  • Connecticut college on lockdown

    11/04/2013 10:50:24 AM PST · by massmike · 72 replies
    http://nypost.com/ ^ | 11/04/2013 | Associated Press
  • Why can't Obama run the government as smoothly as his campaign?

    11/04/2013 10:46:19 AM PST · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4 Nov 2013 | Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
    WASHINGTON — A year after his reelection triumph, President Obama is facing an awkward question from friends and foes alike: Why can't he run the government as well as he ran his campaign? What with the IRS targeting of tea party groups; the poor security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya; the eavesdropping on close allies; and the botched rollout of the landmark healthcare law, Obama increasingly seems to be battling top-level management failures as much as policy or political problems. On each of these controversies, Obama has claimed ignorance before the fact and outrage afterward, leaving even some...
  • House GOP: Let’s back off and let ObamaCare speak for itself

    11/04/2013 10:41:29 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm on November 4, 2013 | by Ed Morrissey
    Napoleon once said, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” House Republicans have decided to follow that advice, often reiterated by John Boehner, according to National Journal’s Tim Alberta and Billy House.  Rather than launch a public-relations attack on ObamaCare, they’re going to let it speak for itself and head home for the recess: Amid the drip-drip-drip of problems surrounding the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans appear to be seriously considering the notion that the best course may be to pipe down and allow Obamacare supporters to continue bleeding.“To put it in context, we should just try...
  • Principal threatens to expel third-grader over these awesome drawings

    11/04/2013 10:41:17 AM PST · by chessplayer · 68 replies
    Yet another student has landed in trouble for having something that represents a weapon, but isn’t actually anything remotely like a real weapon. This time, an Arizona couple pulled their eight-year-old son out of a charter school last week after school officials threatened to expel the boy for his colorful drawings of a ninja, a soldier and a character from Star Wars. All three figures are clutching guns and knives. Scottsdale Country Day’s principal Steve Prahcharov — who for some reason insists on calling himself the headmaster — called a meeting with Jeff to show him his third-grade son’s artwork...
  • White House leaks Israel attack on Syria

    11/04/2013 10:40:05 AM PST · by Col Vit · 10 replies
    POLITISITE ^ | 4 November 2013 | Colonel Steven B. Vitali USMC (Ret)
    American diplomacy was in full display when Times of Israel publication reported that the White House leaked information of an Israeli strike against the Syrian port city of Latakia to destroy sophisticated weaponry expected to be transferred to Hezbollah. Israel, Obama’s black sheep of American allies, is enraged at what it sees as Washington’s betrayal of Israel. The leak that appears intended to send Israel a message is harmful to its safety. Any reported Israeli attack on Arab soil heightens tensions in the volatile Middle-East region. Islamist terrorist are expected to retaliate against Israel. Israel is frustrated with Washington politics,...
  • CBS: White House warned three years ago that ObamaCare was running off the rails (Video)

    11/04/2013 10:27:52 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 am on November 4, 2013 | by Ed Morrissey
    Remember when you’re watching this that it pertains to the same people who now argue that they know better than you about what kind of insurance coverage you need.  CBS News reports that an internal memo warned the White House three years ago that the Healthcare.gov project was turning into a disaster, and that no one with any expertise had control of the project:
  • Churches get behind the Albuquerque late-term abortion ban with encouragement from archbishop

    11/04/2013 10:26:40 AM PST · by topher · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:22 EST | by Operation Rescue staff
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nov. 4, 2013 (OperationRescue.org) – Archbishop Michael Sheehan urged Albuquerque Catholics to cast their votes for the historic Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance Sunday, telling them that a vote for the ordinance is the only way a Catholic should vote. “Let us say ‘yes’ to Jesus, let us say ‘yes’ to the unborn child, and urge others to do the same,” he said during his homily at the Shrine of Bernadette. His message resonated with parishioners, some of whom plan to take advantage of early voting which is now open. Meanwhile ABQ Voters for Late Term...
  • Thank you all very much for your support, prayers and well wishes!! [FReepathon thread XXX]

    11/04/2013 10:18:50 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 453 replies
    First, even though I cannot possibly respond to each and every post, I want to thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love, support and prayer while I was in the hospital and continuing during the recovery. It's going to be a long process rebuilding my strength and discovering how to do for myself all the things I used to do, but I am determined not to let the loss of my legs stop me. God willing, I'm not done yet! There's way too much work to be done. We've barely begun...