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Six Charged With Murder
in India as Rape Victim Dies
New York Times, by Heather Timmons*    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 12/29/2012 9:49:36 PM     Post Reply
NEW DELHI — As protests grew in India on Saturday over the death of a young woman who was raped in New Delhi this month by several men in a moving bus, the police said six men accused of attacking her had been charged with murder. A police spokesman, Rajan Bhagat, said that if convicted of murder, the men could face the death penalty in the Dec. 16 attack, which shocked India because of its savagery, led to violent protests and prompted demands for improved protection for women as well as calls for the death penalty in rape cases.

21 Pakistani security officers
believed shot to death by Taliban
CNN, by Nasir Habib    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/29/2012 9:47:27 PM     Post Reply
Islamabad, Pakistan -- The bodies of 21 Pakistani tribal police officers were found Saturday night, two days after they were abducted during a raid linked to the Taliban, a senior government official said. Militants killed two security forces and captured 23 officers during an assault on two military posts Thursday, said Naveed Akbar, the official in Peshawar. The 21 victims, shot to death, were found in a mountainous area known as Kohi Hassakhel, Akbar told CNN. An injured soldier managed to escape, while another was missing. More than 200 people suspected to be members of the Pakistan Taliban

Building An Empire:
Debating The Future Worth Of RGIII
CBS News [Washington, DC], by Candice Leigh Helfand    Original Article
Posted By: Howard Adams- 12/29/2012 9:44:11 PM     Post Reply
Robert Griffin III is not only taking the National Football League by storm, but the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback is already building himself a brand in the mold of Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Peyton Manning. To say Griffin’s play has been superb to date is selling him short. {Skip} “One advantage I believe he does have is the great education he received … and his military background and really strict upbringing,” he told CBSDC. “All of those things will really benefit him in the long run – [he is marketable] on and off the field.”

  


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Talk radio’s not dead, just
moonbats’ radio
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: John c- 12/29/2012 8:25:40 PM     Post Reply
WTKK wouldn’t be turning off the lights next week if I could have just gotten over there back in 2007. No brag, just fact. And by the way, I’m still damn sorry I didn’t make good my escape from the AM band. But here in Massachusetts, in the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls. And you wonder why I dismember so many state judges. Payback is a b****, you hacks. Still, WTKK’s failure is not the end of talk radio in Boston. Nature abhors a vacuum, and having no talk station on FM is a gaping hole.

Does Everyone Want
to Go over Cliff?
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Mike Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/29/2012 7:22:50 PM     Post Reply
In today´s chapter of "The Fiscal Cliff," Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell are working behind the scenes to craft a deal to meet Monday´s midnight deadline. Yesterday, President Obama met with congressional leaders, for the first time in six weeks, and urged the Senate to reach a deal over the weekend. If they failed to reach a deal, Obama warned, he would press them to put his original proposal before the Congress for an up or down vote. Obama´s original offer called for around $1.6 Trillion in new taxes, directed most of the new revenue to new spending

Dave Barry’s Year in Review
Miami Herald (FL), by Dave Barry    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 12/29/2012 6:56:42 PM     Post Reply
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the “reality” show Jersey Shore, which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument in favor of a major earth-asteroid collision, finally got canceled, and we dared to wonder if maybe, just maybe, we, as a society, were becoming slightly less stupid. But then, WHAP, we were slapped in our national face by the cold hard frozen mackerel of reality in the form of the hugely popular

NY Paper to Publish Additional
Gun Owners´ Names, Addresses
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/29/2012 6:55:49 PM     Post Reply
The New York newspaper that drew criticism for publishing the names and addresses of hundreds of legal gun permit holders is doubling down by publishing the personal information of even more law-abiding gun owners. To great criticism, the Journal News published an interactive map showing the names and addresses of the legal gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties just before Christmas. Now the paper has announced it will next publish the names and addresses of permit-holders in Putnam County with an eye toward eventually politicizing the names and addresses of every gun owner in the state.

  


  

Records identify staffer who
invited Jill Kelley to the White House
Politico, by Donovan Slack    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/29/2012 6:40:56 PM     Post Reply
The mystery staffer who invited Tampa socialite Jill Kelley to visit the White House is a special assistant to President Obama and an associate counsel focusing on national security issues. Mike Gottlieb, who has been with the administration since Obama took office, twice had breakfast with Kelley and her sister in the White House dining hall. White House officials confirmed last month that Kelley had visited a "mid-level staffer" but declined to name the staffer. Visitor log records released Friday identify Gottlieb. It´s unclear how Gottlieb met Kelley,

Woman charged with murder as hate crime
after shoving man in front of subway
New York Post, by LARRY CELONA, JAMIE SCHRAM    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 12/29/2012 5:58:02 PM     Post Reply
A Muslim-hating woman was charged with murder as a hate crime for senselessly shoving a Queens man to his death in front of the 7 train, officials said today.Erika Menendez, 31, was hit with a second-degree murder charge after confessing to killing Sundano Sen, 46, following her arrest this morning. She is accused of committing a subway commuter’s worst nightmare,"Queens DA Richard Brown said. "(He was) suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train, shoved from behind with no chance to defend himself.

Finishing strong
New York Post, by Linda Stasi    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/29/2012 5:06:34 PM     Post Reply
When “Dallas” returns for a second season later next month, at least five of the episodes will feature J.R. Ewing, also known (well, in real life) as Larry Hagman. I was curious to see how they’d handle the last days of J.R., since Hagman died Nov. 23 at the age of 81. Turns out they didn’t — handle it, I mean. J.R. Ewing returns as explosive, as mean, as scheming and as downright despicable as ever. Don’t expect a death scene with a fading old soldier.

First responders ´at risk of electro-
cution from hybrid and electric
cars after serious accidents´
Daily Mail [UK], by Beth Stebner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/29/2012 4:58:22 PM     Post Reply
Firefighters and other first responders are putting themselves at a serious risk for injury or even death when responding to hybrid and electric car crashes, an industry panel revealed this week. The danger comes with the increased size of those vehicles’ battery packs and becomes potentially deadly for those dealing with wrecked vehicles. Members of SAE International, formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers, said in a report that hybrid electric cars must be installed with industry-wide safety measures and warnings so rescue workers know ahead of time what they’re dealing with. Todd Mackintosh, the chairman of the SAE

  


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Europe, wind, warming... we´re
slowly waking up to reality
Telegraph [UK], by Christopher Booker    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/29/2012 4:45:41 PM     Post Reply
It was the year when many long-dominant belief systems began to collapse. There could be few more apt epitaphs for the year now ending than a recollection of the headlines in April that greeted a stark warning from the Environment Agency. Fuelled by the predictions of the climate-change-obsessed Met Office (and the the official policy, since 2007, of the similarly fixated EU) that we will have “hotter, drier summers” for decades to come, the agency foretold that the drought conditions of the early spring were likely to last “until Christmas and perhaps beyond”. The prophecy was swiftly followed by

Alabama fan-lawyer gets wish:
Jan. 7 trial delayed for his BCS
National Championship game trip
AL.com [Birmingham, AL], by Kent Faulk    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/29/2012 4:20:01 PM     Post Reply
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Birmingham lawyer Marcus Jones III got the miracle he was looking for this afternoon _ the delay of a trial so he could go to the BCS National Championship game in Miami on Jan. 7. His attendance at the game had looked doubtful earlier today. A judge had denied his first attempt earlier this month to have the trial delayed. Jones has been a self-described "fanatic" of University of Alabama football since his father took him to football games in the early 1960s as a young boy.

Caught! Police detain woman
who ´pushed hardworking
business owner from India
to his death under NY
subway train´
Daily Mail (UK), by Helen Pow & Snejana Farberov    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/29/2012 4:11:57 PM     Post Reply
Police have detained a woman Saturday suspected of pushing an Indian immigrant to his death onto the subway tracks in New York City. According to the New York Post, investigators took the 31-year-old homeless woman into custody wearing the same jacket seen in surveillance video that showed her fleeing from the 40th Street-Lowery train station in Queens on the night of the attack. The woman, who has not been charged yet, was picked up at at around 5am at the corner of Empire Boulevard and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, the sources told The Post.

George HW Bush moved
out of intensive care unit
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/29/2012 4:07:59 PM     Post Reply
Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved out of the intensive care unit and into a regular patient room at Methodist Hospital in Houston. "President Bush´s condition has improved, so he has been moved today from the intensive care unit to a regular patient room at The Methodist Hospital to continue his recovery. The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes," a family spokesman said Saturday. "The president is alert, and as always, in good spirits," Jim McGrath said on Friday. He was reportedly singing with the medical staff.

  


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Anticipation, mystery surround
redesigned Corvette
Houston Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/29/2012 4:05:07 PM     Post Reply
The 2014 Corvette promises to be one of the most anticipated redesigns of the iconic American sports car, and Chevrolet is laying it on thick as it builds toward a Jan. 13 reveal date. The new car will be unveiled next month at the Detroit Auto Show and GM has released several videos and other material to promote the date, including the conception trailer below: (video) GM has also been using social media to build interest in the release, particularly with the use of a Twitter hashtag, #one13thirteen, where countless links claim to show leaked drawings,

Send your get-well wishes to
President George H.W. Bush
Washington Times [DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/29/2012 3:34:59 PM     Post Reply
The Washington Times is preparing a digital get-well card for former President George H.W. Bush, celebrating the many highlights in his career. The former president remains in guarded condition in the intensive-care unit at Houston’s Methodist Hospital. Well-wishers are encouraged to send their favorite memories and comments to Maria Stainer, editor of the Continuous News Desk, at: mstainer@washingtontimes.com.–Dear Mr. President, I have heard personal accounts of your heroic actions in WWII. I admire you for your actions and feel grateful that America has men like you to defend our country.

Phila. police tie construction-
site arson to union sabotage
Philadelphia Inquirer, by Inga Saffron    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/29/2012 3:26:19 PM     Post Reply
The site where Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting is building a new meetinghouse was damaged by arsonists during Christmas week, and police are now "absolutely" sure the attack was the result of a dispute between members of a Philadelphia construction union and the project´s nonunion contractor. Although no suspects have been identified in the Dec. 21 incident, Lt. George McClay of Northwest Detectives said Friday that he was certain the small Quaker building on East Mermaid Lane was targeted because it is being built with nonunion labor. "I absolutely think it is a union issue," McClay said.

Fiscal cliff update Dec. 29:
A Sunday deal in the works
Human Events, by Karl Selzer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/29/2012 3:22:07 PM     Post Reply
In the wake of President Obama’s Friday evening press conference, it’s up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to come up with a final proposal to avert the fiscal cliff. President Obama says he is “modestly optimistic” that the leaders of both parties will unite around a compromise by Sunday when the Senate is expected to take up votes. Likewise, House Speaker John Boehner has called the lower chamber of Congress to reconvene on Sunday. Either way, the next couple of days are sure to be filled with

Romnesia? NBC Remembers
GOP Campaign Mistakes But
Forgets Obama-Biden Blunders
Newsbusters, by Matt Hadro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/29/2012 3:16:35 PM     Post Reply
Strangely missing from NBC´s look back on the 2012 campaign were gaffes and controversial statements from the Obama-Biden campaign. Friday´s Today featured a mini-blooper reel of GOP mishaps on the campaign trail, but made no mention of Democratic controversies. In its lengthy string of highlights from the 2012 campaign, Today included Mitt Romney´s infamous "47 percent" remarks along with Rep. Todd Akin´s "legitimate rape" meltdown. Today said nothing, though, of Biden´s controversial "chains" comments or Obama´s "you didn´t build that" remark.

  



George H.W. Bush´s health improving;
41st president remains hospitalized
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/29/2012 2:23:12 PM     Post Reply
Former President George H.W. Bush remains in intensive care in a Houston hospital recovering from a fever that arose after a long battle with bronchitis. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday he would release a statement if there was anything to report, but wasn´t sure there would be. McGrath said Friday that the 88-year-old Bush´s condition continued to improve since moving into intensive care at Methodist Hospital on Sunday. Later Friday, McGrath said that updates on the president would come on an "as-warranted" basis.

Air board chair on pundits´ list for EPA
San Francisco Chronicle, by Wyatt Buchanan    Original Article
Posted By: Blue Moon- 12/29/2012 2:07:56 PM     Post Reply
The woman who led California through the development and implementation of some groundbreaking environmental policies could soon be headed to Washington, D.C. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced her resignation this week, and already people are speculating about who will next head the agency. One name on nearly every pundit´s short list: California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols.

Republicans Turning Lincoln
the Movie into Obama the Movie
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 12/29/2012 1:26:36 PM     Post Reply
Pass the popcorn. Barack Hussein Obama, the golf-playing Marxist president is being compared to Honest Abe. Not by the Democrats, mind you, but by white flag-waving, go-along-to-‘git’-along Republicans. According to some Republicans, desperately trying to duck the blame for taking America over the fiscal cliff and with Congress gridlocked, it’s now all up to Mr. Obama to produce a plan that can both cut deficits and win bipartisan support. It’s only now that it’s up to Obama to produce a plan and win bipartisan support? There hasn’t been a budget tabled by the Senate in almost four years.

The 10 most embarrassing examples
of media coverage in 2012
Fox News, by Dan Gainor    Original Article
Posted By: markinalpine- 12/29/2012 1:20:22 PM     Post Reply
The year is coming to a close. Thank goodness. Maybe in 2013 we won’t have to worry about Honey Boo Boo, Gangnam Style, Kony 2012 and Mayans. Those topics and more were the ephemera of the year. While Democrats and Republicans were fighting to see which party could run America, the traditional media were trying to run it into the ground by consistently taking a one-sided approach to coverage. On every major news story of the year – abortion, gay marriage, the economy, the fiscal cliff and guns – major media outlets consistently and openly sided

The current economic recovery is a fraud
Fox News, by Lanny Ebenstein    Original Article
Posted By: markinalpine- 12/29/2012 1:10:36 PM     Post Reply
For those who would see recovery in current economic data, there are these facts to ponder. The first is that most of the decline in the unemployment rate has been a result not of more people working, but of more people leaving the labor force. In November, unemployment went down to 7.7 from 7.9 percent in October, the lowest unemployment rate since late 2008. But at the same time unemployment declined, so did labor force participation--which fell to 63.6 in November from 63.8 percent in October. Half a million Americans have left the labor market in recent months.

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