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6,125 Proposed Regulations
and Notifications Posted in Last
90 Days--Average 68 per Day
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 11:30:44 AM     Post Reply
It’s Friday morning, and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its reguations.gov website. In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day. The website allows visitors to find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. federal government. "Help improve Federal regulations by submitting your comments," the website says. The thousands of entries run the gamut from meeting notifications to fee schedules to actual rules and proposed rule changes. In recent days, for example,

Family First, not First Family
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 11/9/2012 11:26:29 AM     Post Reply
“America did not die tonight. It was born tonight.” (Bill Whittle, YouTube, Nov. 6, 2012). Like many who were in bitter tears election night, I would not have had the patience or even the wherewithal to watch Whittle’s lengthy but brilliant YouTube on Tuesday. Watching it this morning, I understand fully that just like Whittle says there are more ways to turn the country around than through the ballot box. We all need the plain commonsense of his advice: “Don’t fight City Hall. Pass it by.” Getting into the right head space is the first tool you will need for mental survival.

Record 70.4 Million Enrolled
in Medicaid in 2011: 1 Out
of Every 5 Americans
Cybercast News Service, by Matt Cover    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 11:25:49 AM     Post Reply
A record 70.4 million people were enrolled in the Medicaid health care program for the poor in fiscal year 2011, according to government figures provided to CNSNews.com. That figure equals about 22 percent of the population, which means there was one person on Medicaid for every 5 Americans in 2011. The record number of Medicaid enrollees in 2011 – the earliest year for which figures are available – is a count of all persons enrolled in Medicaid for any part of that year, providing the fullest and most accurate count of the size of the entitlement program.



At Obama State Dept., Pollster
Tells Yemen TV: I Know Evangelicals
are Voting ‘If I See Cars with
Little Statues of Jesus’
Cybercast News Service, by Pete Winn    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 11:22:29 AM     Post Reply
American pollster John Zogby seemed to mock Evangelical Christians at a briefing specifically for foreign journalists that the U.S. State Department sponsored in Washington, D.C., on election day. “(I)f I see cars in the parking lot with little statues of Jesus and Bibles in the front seat, that means that Evangelicals are going to turn out to vote,” Zogby, president of Zogby International, told the foreign reporters. The comment came in response to a question from a Yemen TV reporter, who asked: “To what extent do you think the independent would play a role

Hispanic group demands national
amnesty for 11 million illegals
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 11:10:52 AM     Post Reply
Hispanic amnesty activists are expanding their goals beyond the so-called “DREAM Act” youth amnesty, towards a national amnesty for roughly 11 million Hispanic illegals. President Barack Obama and Congress “need to come together to deliver change on immigration policy, and by that we mean … a roadmap to citizenship for our parents and communities,” said Cristina Jimenez, direct of an advocacy group, United We Dream. Jimenez was born in Ecuador and arrived in this country as an illegal immigrant. “Deporting members of our community is irresponsible and unacceptable,” added Lorella Praeli, the group’s policy director.

Ten Little-Known Consequences
of a Second Obama Term
American Spectator, by Matthew Purple    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 11/9/2012 10:59:54 AM     Post Reply
We all know what the wrecking balls of a second Obama term will be: widespread unemployment, stagnant economic growth, enormous debt. But the consequences don't stop there. Believing in activist government means your work is never finished. You pass a new law that you think combats injustice and inefficiency. Then human nature kicks in and, with great disapprobation, you discover that injustice and inefficiency still exist. So you pass another law, then another. And with no Mitt Romney there to stop you, the Circle of Regulatory Life continues. With Barack Obama back in power,

Let’s have a little perspective
on the election, please
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/9/2012 10:59:47 AM     Post Reply
Woe is us. But next time, the woe will be for the other guys. Keeping that in mind is the secret of surviving the morning after. Losing an election always hurts; winning hurts the other guys, which is why winning is so sweet. This one hurts conservatives a lot, and it’s particularly painful for those with unrealistic great expectations. Pessimists abound. Rep. Ron Paul, who holds the North American franchise for pessimism, says we no longer have to worry about the “fiscal cliff” because we already lie in the rocks and weeds at the bottom of Gruesome Gulch.



Book compares Obama to Jesus
Christ and Martin Luther King
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 10:56:36 AM     Post Reply
Looking for something to read as Thanksgiving approaches? Or a unique take on what has made President Barack Obama such a successful politician? Or perhaps an explanation of Obama as an apostle and his “politics as religion?” You could check out “The Gospel According to Apostle Barack” by Barbara Thompson (AuthorHouse 2012). The mouthful of the book’s subtitle is: “In Search of a More Perfect Political Union as Heaven Here on Earth.” The book’s thesis is that Obama is not just the 43rd president of the United States. Much more than that, he’s an apostle akin to

Eric Holder hints at exit,
Deval Patrick eyed as new AG
Boston Herald, by Gary J. Remal    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/9/2012 10:55:09 AM     Post Reply
Gov. Deval Patrick’s name is being bandied about Washington, D.C., as a potential replacement to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder now that his close friend, President Obama, has won re-election. Patrick has repeatedly said he would serve out his term as Massachusetts’ chief executive. But that has not stopped speculation he might be lured to join his friend’s Cabinet, particularly in light of Patrick’s close personal relationship with the president and his prominent place in Obama’s re-election effort. Holder yesterday hinted he might be looking to exit his oft-criticized role as the government’s top lawyer.

Superstorm Sandy will raise
used-car prices nationwide
Los Angeles Times, by Jerry Hirsch    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/9/2012 10:51:16 AM     Post Reply
The estimated 250,000 cars flooded by Superstorm Sandy on the East Coast will drive up used-car prices, even as far away as California.The supply shortage comes on the heels of an already tightened used-car market in the wake of the recession, when new car sales dried up. Some experts say prices could rise $700 to $1,000 on the typical used car in the short term. Although those effects will be felt most acutely near the flood zone, the increasingly digital and national market for used cars will spread the price shocks widely. The flood of Sandy-damaged cars further

'Don't back down!' 8-in-10 GOP
voters urge Hill Republicans
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 10:49:54 AM     Post Reply
Republican voters, shell-shocked by the Democratic wave that swept over the country Tuesday, are not ready to give up the ship. Instead, they want GOP lawmakers to fight President Obama even harder. While many voters want the dueling political parties to break bread and solve issues in a bipartisan way, Rasmussen Reports revealed in a new poll that a whopping 79% of Republicans think their party should stand up for principles and not cave in to compromise. "Republicans are even more emphatic that the GOP should stick to its principles than they were four years ago," said Rasmussen.



Shake It Off, Conservatives!
Weekly Standard, by Jay Cost    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 10:46:09 AM     Post Reply
Liberal historians of American politics have long held, at least implicitly, a teleological view of our history. The assumption is that America is slowly moving toward a more “progressive” (read: statist) society, and the only thing the right can do is slow the movement. Conservatives cannot stop or reverse it--it is inexorable. This helps explain the consistent biases of historians' presidential rankings, for instance, why Woodrow Wilson is regularly ranked in the top ten but Calvin Coolidge is mired in the high 20s. Wilson advanced the “liberal” project, and therefore he is promoted. Similarly, presidents

Linda McMahon Reflects On
Her $97 Million Senate Bids
Bloomberg Businessweek, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/9/2012 10:44:03 AM     Post Reply
As the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Linda McMahon knows drama. But even she didn’t anticipate the furor over her latest bid to win a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut, which she lost to Democrat Chris Murphy. It was audacious, coming just two years after losing to another Democrat in a state where only one-fifth of voters are registered Republicans. It was expensive, with McMahon personally spending $97 million on the two campaigns. And it was controversial, as McMahon ran ads that ripped apart her opponent while distancing herself from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Condoleezza Rice: GOP
sent 'mixed messages'
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 10:27:45 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Republican Party must adapt better to rapidly changing demographics in the United States, saying the GOP sent "mixed messages" in the election campaign on immigration and women's issues. Rice tells "CBS This Morning" the changing face of America "really necessitates" new thinking. She says, quote, "When you send mixed messages, sometimes people hear only one side of that." Rice says the GOP came close to matching the Democrats in the popular vote. But she also acknowledges that "clearly we are losing important segments" of the

Harry Reid: 'We'll Raise' Debt
Ceiling by $2.4 Trillion
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/9/2012 10:24:45 AM     Post Reply
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Democrats were more than willing to raise the debt ceiling by another $2.4 trillion when America hits its current ceiling at the end of the year. When asked what Democrats would do when America inevitably hits its debt ceiling, Reid told reporters, "If it has to be raised, we'll raise it." The Treasury Department has noted America will hit its current $16.394 trillion debt ceiling by the end of the year, but Reid said he thought that would not happen until 2013.



Obama to speak on 'fiscal cliff'
The Hill [Washington DC], by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/9/2012 10:19:45 AM     Post Reply
Fresh off his reelection win, President Obama will address the economy on Friday and the action Congress can take to reduce the deficit. Delivering a statement in the East Room of the White House, Obama is expected to discuss the tax increases and spending cuts that are set to take effect in January, and will likely urge Congress to take action on both. He is not likely to put forward a new plan. Obama spent much of the presidential campaign calling for people who earn more than $250,000 per year to pay their "fair share" in taxes,

Christie calls Obama
to congratulate, emails
Romney condolences
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 10:19:43 AM     Post Reply
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that he had called President Obama to congratulate him on his win in the 2012 presidential election — but has only sent an email to Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for whom he campaigned heavily earlier this year. “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion,” Christie said of his call to Obama, according to Bloomberg. “I said congratulations on your win last night Mr. President, he said thank you governor.” Christie added that he had sent an email to Romney on Wednesday night. "We haven't spoken on the phone yet," he continued.

Defense officials: 7 Navy SEALs
punished for disclosing classified
information to video game maker
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 10:14:38 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday. Four other SEALs are under investigation for similar alleged violations, one official said. The SEALs are alleged to have divulged classified information to the maker of a video game called “Medal of Honor: Warfighter.” Each of the seven received a punitive letter of reprimand and a partial forfeiture of pay for two months. Those actions generally hinder a military member’s career. The deputy commander of

Brian Williams Turned to Steve
Schmidt on Election Night:
Tell Them It's Time to Shut
This Limbaugh Down
NewsBusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 10:08:28 AM     Post Reply
Now that the Republican Party lost another presidential election, the hot trend right now in the liberal media is to turn to the conservative-trashing Republicans and urge them to tell the public once again how the conservatives are ruining American politics with their crazy talk. Perhaps because he loves Barack Obama so deeply, NBC anchor Brian Williams spent Election Night in a snit over some odd tweets by Donald Trump somehow denying America is a democracy. He turned to Steve Schmidt -- ahem, the strategic genius who lost the last presidential campaign to Obama -- to explain why

Report: Mexican Cartel Bought
Guns From U.S. Border Patrol
Wired News, by Robert Beckhusen    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 10:02:43 AM     Post Reply
The testimony of a Mexican hitman turned government witness has revealed some astonishing details of life inside Mexico’s criminal underworld. Most astonishing of all: claims that cartel assassins obtained guns from the U.S. Border Patrol. According to Mexican magazine Revista Contralinea, the testimony comes from a protected government witness and former hitman, who cooperated in the prosecution of a Sinaloa Cartel accountant by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office. The testimony details a series of battles fought by a group of cartel members attempting to drive out rival gangsters from territory in Mexico’s desert west.


Boehner: ‘We don’t have a
tea party caucus to speak
of in the House’
Daily Caller, by Alexis Levinson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 9:57:02 AM     Post Reply
There is no tea party caucus independent of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives, Speaker of the House John Boehner said Thursday in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “We’ve got members from all different types — all walks of life, if you will,” Boehner said. “But do they come back changed by this election?” Sawyer asked. “Well, listen, I think this has been the most misreported story of my two years’ tenure,” Boehner replied. “We don’t have a tea party caucus to speak of in the House. All of us who were elected in 2010

No, Amnesty Is
Not the Answer
Breitbart's Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/9/2012 9:41:48 AM     Post Reply
As an immigrant, married to a fellow immigrant, I have to say I am puzzled that some conservatives are urging the Republican Party to embrace amnesty for illegal immigration in the wake of Tuesday's election--even those who otherwise think the GOP should reaffirm its commitment to conservative principles. Doing so would gain few Hispanic votes while sacrificing more of the core supporters Republicans left at home. Yes, Democrats did better among Hispanics. They were the only ethnic group among whom Obama and his party netted more votes in 2012 than they did in 2008

A Tattered Look For
J.C. Penney: $203 Million Q3
Loss And Fewer Customers
Forbes, by Abram Brown    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/9/2012 9:40:58 AM     Post Reply
J.C. Penney shares sank nearly 10% this morning, after the department-store chain, in the midst of a controversial turnaround, posted a larger-than-expected quarterly loss. J.C. Penney swung to a $203 million, 93 cents a share, loss, from a $186 million, 71 cents a share, profit a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, J.C. Penney lost 56 cents a share. This greatly exceeded analysts’ prediction of 19 cents a share. Same-store sales fell 26.1%, suggesting that J.C. Penney’s struggles to attract customers continue. This is a key metric for retailers because it strips away volatile results from newly opened or closed stores.

Did voter turnout really
decline this time?
Investor's Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 11/9/2012 9:09:44 AM     Post Reply
You know how the overall voter turnout for this week's presidential election was disappointingly down so much over 2008? It's been all over online sites since Tuesday. Well, wait one. The friendly folks over at Public Opinion Strategies have crunched the numbers and come up with an interesting different view. It shows that while this year's total may be down, it's down nowhere near what all the democracy fretters are wringing their hands over. And they may actually end up very close.

Big Brother alert: Microsoft wants to
know how many friends you’ve
got in your living room
Telegraph [UK], by Mic Wright    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/9/2012 8:54:04 AM     Post Reply
One of Microsoft’s latest patent applications is a humdinger. It proposes to turn the Kinect camera into a snitch for movie studios, reporting back just how many friends you’ve got in your living room and what they’re watching. Think that sounds alarmist? Here’s what it actually says: “The users consuming the content on a display device are monitored so that if the number of user-views licensed is exceeded, remedial action may be taken.” It’s that blatant--a system to spy on private viewing habits. If put into practice, Microsoft’s plan could mean that the film

What does Obama's win
mean for the Middle East?
Telegraph [UK], by David Blair    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/9/2012 8:50:27 AM     Post Reply
When American presidents are liberated from the need to win re-election, they often devote more time to foreign policy. Barack Obama in his second term is unlikely to be an exception. So what does his victory mean for the Middle East? At the moment, the region has three burning crises--Syria, Iran and the Arab-Israeli conflict. I would argue that Obama’s second term means “no change” for the first two, and potentially a very big change indeed for the last. Let me explain. On Syria and Iran, America has a settled policy. In both cases, Washington will maximise the pressure

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