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WH Won´t Release Photos
of Obama Team During
Benghazi Attacks
Breitbart´s Big Peace, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/21/2012 5:40:39 PM     Post Reply
Today, the White House officially refused to release photos of US officials during the September 11 terrorist attacks on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that ended with the deaths of four Americans. CBS News requested the photos on October 31; the White House has routinely released photos showing members of the Obama administration in their hero poses during national security crises. That happened most famously with pictures of the Obama administration key players clustered into the White House situation room during the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.

Despite vows to capture attackers
of US consulate, little sign
Libyans investigating
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/21/2012 5:38:40 PM     Post Reply
Benghazi, Libya - After more than two months, Libya´s investigation into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi appears in limbo. Key security commanders and witnesses say they were never questioned. No suspects have been named, and gunmen seen participating in the assault walk freely in the eastern Libyan city. Hanging over the probe is a fear of reprisals from extremist militiamen. Farag al-Fazani, a young commander of a Libyan security force commissioned to protect the U.S. post at the time of the Sept. 11 attack, says he sees militants he recognizes from that chaotic night.

Detroit mayor announces
furloughs to avoid bankruptcy
Christian Science Monitor, by Mark Guarino    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/21/2012 5:29:21 PM     Post Reply
Chicago - In order to make up for a $30 million shortfall expected by year´s end, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced on Wednesday that city employees will take unpaid furloughs and that he would implement “other cost-savings actions” starting the first of January. “We will ensure that revenue-generating departments are not impacted by these cost-cutting measures. Most importantly, I want our citizens to know that public safety will not be jeopardized,” he said in a statement. The cutbacks are a response to the latest pushback from the Detroit City Council over demands by state officials to bring

  


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Turkey asks NATO to deploy Patriot
missiles, citing threats from Syria crisis
CNN, by Ivan Watson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/21/2012 5:21:56 PM     Post Reply
In a potential escalation of the Syrian conflict, Turkey asked NATO on Wednesday for Patriot missiles to bolster its air defenses against its southern neighbor. A letter to NATO included the "formal request" that the alliance send "air defense elements," according to a Turkish government statement that cited "the threats and risks posed by the continuing crisis in Syria to our national security." The statement added that the NATO Council would convene "shortly" to consider the matter. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a Twitter post that the request would be considered without delay.

Court gives Twinkies
maker go-ahead to liquidate
CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/21/2012 5:09:03 PM     Post Reply
New York - Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies Ding Dongs and other snacks, has received approval from a bankruptcy court judge to wind down its business and sell all of its assets. The ruling came Wednesday after Hostess failed in last-ditch negotiations to end a strike by its second-largest union. (Snip) Hostess now has the green light to terminate the jobs of its 18,000 workers and sell off its brands. Hostess said it intends to keep roughly 3,200 employees on the payroll to help with the first phase in the company´s liquidation. It expects to eliminate 94 percent of its workforce over

Phony war hero Danny Crane
admits he was lying
Tampa Tribune [FL], by Elaine Silvestrini    Original Article
Posted By: Jakester2344- 11/21/2012 5:01:28 PM     Post Reply
Tampa — Danny Crane bragged that he was the "most decorated veteran in Florida." He claimed he had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Purple Hearts, an Air Medal and other war-related awards. He said he was injured fighting in Iraq, he was shot six times, lost vision in his right eye, had 24 plates in his face and broke all his ribs. He told people he did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. And he told Veterans Affairs he had post-traumatic stress disorder. None of this was true. In fact, Crane was discharged from the Army after serving less than three months, and he never fought in a war.

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns
from Congress, acknowledges
federal investigation for first time
Sun-Times [Chicago, IL], by Mary Mitchell & Lynn Sweet    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/21/2012 4:59:08 PM     Post Reply
Battling bipolar disorder and a federal criminal probe into his campaign accounts, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress Wednesday afternoon and acknowledged for the first time he was aware of the investigation and was willing to “accept responsibility for my mistakes.” The Chicago Democrat is embroiled in a federal probe into his campaign accounts, and multiple sources have said the eldest son of the famed civil rights leader is trying to negotiate a deal with the feds. No such deal is in place, however, and Jackson’s high-profile defense attorneys suggested Wednesday any

  


  

Egyptian-brokered Hamas-
Israel ceasefire takes hold
Reuters, by Marwa Awad & Nidal al-Mughrabi    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/21/2012 4:46:33 PM     Post Reply
Cairo/Gaza - Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip agreed on Wednesday to an Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire to halt an eight-day conflict that killed 162 Palestinians and five Israelis. (Snip) "Allahu akbar, (God is greatest), dear people of Gaza you won," blared mosque loudspeakers in the enclave as the truce took effect. "You have broken the arrogance of the Jews." Fifteen minutes later, wild celebratory gunfire echoed across the darkened streets of Gaza, which gradually filled with crowds waving Palestinian flags. Ululating women leaned out of windows and fireworks lit up

The Benghazi Conspiracy
New York Times, by Andrew Rosenthal    Original Article
Posted By: Vastrightwingconspirator- 11/21/2012 4:19:00 PM     Post Reply
Republicans have the same basic attitude toward conspiracy theories as the Plains Indians had toward the buffalo – they are the basis of life, even religion, and no part, no matter how minor, should go unexploited. Hence Senator John McCain’s milking of the Benghazi attack. Or, rather, not the attack itself but the Obama administration’s response to it. He and other Republicans seem to think that the White House, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, played down the possibility that Al Qaeda operatives were behind the attack, so that President Obama could boast on the campaign trail that his

Benghazi Security Director Is
Assassinated, Libyan Official Says
New York Times, by Kareem Fahim    Original Article
Posted By: Vastrightwingconspirator- 11/21/2012 4:14:35 PM     Post Reply
Cario - A senior Libyan security official was assassinated outside his home in the eastern city of Benghazi, officials said on Wednesday, the same city where the United States ambassador and three other Americans were killed at their diplomatic compound in September. The Libyan official’s death was the latest in a series of mysterious killings that have raised fears about the country’s precarious postwar security. The official, Faraj Mohammed al-Drissi, who had held the post of Benghazi’s security director for only a few weeks, was fatally shot late Tuesday night as he was returning from work,

Obama campaign uses email
list to rally supporters
on ´fiscal cliff´
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/21/2012 3:26:53 PM     Post Reply
Supporters of President Obama received an email outlining the president´s position on the "fiscal cliff" Wednesday, the first evidence of his plan to use his massive campaign infrastructure to advocate for policy goals. On Tuesday, the president´s campaign manager, Jim Messina, said the system built for the releection effort — including its huge voter and donor databases that were widely credited with helping secure a victory — would be used increasingly to advocate for policy goals. The email highlights Obama´s ideas to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to go into effect next year.

  


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Is Ben Bernanke
Unleashing Inflation?
Bloomberg Businessweek, by Peter Coy    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 11/21/2012 2:58:06 PM     Post Reply
Conservative economists are paying attention to the man behind the curtain and not liking what they see. At a meeting in a Manhattan hotel on Nov. 20, the so-called Shadow Open Market Committee criticized Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for an ultra-easy monetary policy that will, in their opinion, lead ultimately to dangerously higher inflation. “We aren’t in Kansas anymore,” said Columbia University economist Charles Calomiris, referring to the mind-bending changes in the Fed’s monetary policy under Bernanke’s chairmanship. That’s not the same as calling Bernanke the new Wizard of Oz, but it’s close.

Taxpayers to get $111
credit due to surplus
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: hoosier observer- 11/21/2012 2:58:01 PM     Post Reply
Indiana taxpayers will receive a $111 credit on their state income tax returns next year as the state distributes part of its budget surplus. Gov. Mitch Daniels on Wednesday announced the credit that will be $222 for couples filing joint returns. The credit represents the automatic taxpayer refund plan that Daniels pushed through the state Legislature last year.

Democratic Newark Mayor
Cory Booker may soon be
living on food stamps
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 11/21/2012 2:38:40 PM     Post Reply
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a noted rising star in the Democratic Party, may soon be living on food stamps. Booker has not fallen on hard times but, rather, has taken on a challenge to experience life enrolled into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamp program. The mayor — who interacts frequently with his Twitter followers — challenged one of his followers, @MWadeNC, to join him in the challenge of living on food stamps, after the tweeter, who bills herself as an “Army Veteran, Army Daughter, Army Wife … fighting against any and all forms of socialism
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The Benghazi Slingshot
American Thinker, by Cindy Simpson    Original Article
Posted By: OhMy- 11/21/2012 2:19:04 PM     Post Reply
Some brave thinkers recognize that beneath the intrigue surrounding the Benghazi tragedy lie the traces of something much larger and far more dangerous. Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy hosted a panel on November 13, 2012 to discuss "Benghazi: US Foreign Policy and the Threat of Sharia Doctrine." Guest panelists included Dr. Andrew Bostom, Diana West, and Stephen Coughlin. The event was taped in its entirety and is available here.

  


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Hanoi Jane Honored
American Spectator, by Larry Thornberry    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/21/2012 2:09:51 PM     Post Reply
I didn´t know Jane Fonda was still around either. But sure enough, the soon-to-be-75 actress, left-wing activist, fitness fanatic and general flake is not only sitting up and taking solid food -- health food by the look of her, she doesn´t have enough fat on her to make a candle -- has just received another award. Something called the L.A. Press Club has bestowed its annual "Visionary Award" on Hanoi Jane. Why? I wondered that too. The club explains that the award is bestowed on someone in the entertainment industry (is Jane still entertaining?)

Economy Means Sacrifice
For Thanksgiving Travelers
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/21/2012 1:57:43 PM     Post Reply
Chicago - Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation´s annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for airfare or scour the Web for travel deals to ensure they made it home. It´s not just tight family finances making travel tough. Airlines struggling to save on jet fuel and other expenses have cut the number of flights, leading to a jump in airfares. Those hitting the roads face high gas prices and rising tolls. Now, with talk of the nation sliding off a "fiscal cliff" come January, many travelers said

Showing Liberty the Door
Canada Free Press, by Erik Rush    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 11/21/2012 1:56:04 PM     Post Reply
It is a sad irony at this time when Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in America, that one of the things Americans had to be most thankful about – their liberty – is going away. It is not simply in danger of going away, as it was throughout the last century and over the last thirteen years; it is on its way out. Through propaganda, education, disinformation, indoctrination, and imposed ignorance, the political left has succeeded in subverting a segment of the American population sufficient to ensure their political power in perpetuity.

FDA took 684 days to warn
meningitis-linked firm: files
Reuters, by Tim McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/21/2012 1:54:17 PM     Post Reply
Boston - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took 684 days to issue a warning letter after uncovering serious issues at the pharmacy at the center of the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak, newly released documents showed. The New England Compounding Center (NECC) chastised the FDA for taking so long, telling the agency its response time was nearly 18 months longer than the FDA´s average response, according to letters released by a Freedom of Information Act request from Reuters. Since the FDA´s December 2006 warning letter to NECC, both sides have come under intense scrutiny. State and federal regulators, including the FDA,

Brother: Rep. Jesse Jackson
to announce resignation
Chicago Tribune, by Katherine Skiba    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/21/2012 1:50:25 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress "momentarily" in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson´s brother Jonathan Jackson said. He spoke to the Chicago Tribune by telephone. The congressman could not be reached for confirmation. Boehner´s office also could not be immediately reached for comment. Check back for details.

  



Krauthammer comes to O’Reilly´s
aid, debunks ´racist´ label
The Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: Donttaxmebro- 11/21/2012 1:21:32 PM     Post Reply
Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly is still defending his controversial post-election remarks about the entitlement state, and now he’s getting an assist from conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer. O’Reilly has been taking plenty of heat for saying President Barack Obama re-election was proof that the American electorate deviated from traditional values and now has a sense of entitlement. The Washington Post editorial board later took issue with O’Reilly’s remarks, and he fired back on Monday O’Reilly sought out an explanation for the criticism from syndicated Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, who explained to O’Reilly the modern Democratic Party

Armed robbery suspect shot
during holdup of Paterson bodega
The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Jeff Green    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/21/2012 1:10:30 PM     Post Reply
Paterson — A man was critically wounded after being shot while trying to rob a bodega in an unexpected encounter for the man and his partner in the midst of a string of 11 similar robberies during the past week, police said. An employee of the store confronted two men wearing black clothing and masks and shot one of them during the holdup at El Jaya Deli Grocery at 8th Avenue and 22nd Street, police said. Police later pulled over a vehicle and arrested Jermaine Eason, 23; Rayvon Wilson, 23, and the car’s driver, Clara Amala, 22,

In ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations,
Obama and Democrats face acute risks
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Juan Williams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/21/2012 12:55:52 PM     Post Reply
“I think we are all aware that we have some urgent business to do,” President Obama said last Friday as congressional leaders sat down with him to discuss a deal to avoid the fast-approaching “fiscal cliff.” From a political standpoint, the conventional Washington wisdom is that it is more urgent for Republicans to make a deal than Democrats. Republicans can no longer say they are waiting for increased bargaining leverage that will come after winning the November election, gaining control of the Senate and the White House. That game is over and

Cease-fire deal between Israel
and Gaza militants announced
Fox News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/21/2012 12:47:25 PM     Post Reply
After a deadly eight-day conflict, Israel and Gaza militants agreed to a ceasefire effective Wednesday evening, the Egyptian foreign minister announced at a press conference. The cease-fire agreement was later confirmed by Israel´s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Earlier Wednesday, A bomb exploded aboard an Israeli bus near the nation´s military headquarters in Tel Aviv, wounding 27 people and at the time delivering a major blow to diplomatic efforts to forge a truce. Hours after the bus blast, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is shuttling across the region in truce talks, arrived in

The´re trying to ´Palinize´ Marco Rubio
Daily Caller, by Matt K. Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 11/21/2012 12:14:58 PM     Post Reply
On Twitter yesterday, some of my conservative friends beat me up for writing about Marco Rubio’s comments to GQ about the Earth’s age. Their point was that it was a silly question (it was.) And that it was feeding a liberal meme (it is.) But the notion that this means we should ignore it is also silly.(snip)And so, this is a strategy. Like Sarah Palin in 2008, Democrats view Marco Rubio as a major threat — not just for one or two elections — but someone who could undermine their advantage

Interview: Victor Davis Hanson on
the 2012 Presidential Election
PJ Media, by Ed Driscoll    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 11/21/2012 12:10:32 PM     Post Reply
Another interview taken from the 2012 National Review Cruise, as Victor Davis Hanson dropped by on Saturday to discuss the election, the culture, and the dissipated state of California. (Snip) VDH discussed: ? How both sides of the aisle are trapped in their own media cocoons. ? Are conservatives “Going Galt” by tuning out the pop culture? ? How the left is living on the fumes of California’s great wealth, which they inherited, and then squandered. ? What causes a culture to lose faith in its future? ? How the news media became America’s equivalent of 1984´s Ministry of Truth.

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