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Woman hiding with kids shoots intruder
WSB-TV [Atlanta], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: markinalpine- 1/5/2013 12:24:56 PM     Post Reply
LOGANVILLE, Ga. — A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday. The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar. But the man eventually found the family.

At least 9 wounded by
gunfire across Chicago
Chicago Tribune, by Peter Nickeas    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/5/2013 12:24:47 PM     Post Reply
At least nine people were shot across the city between Friday and Saturday mornings, including three incidents where two people were wounded by gunfire. Two men in their 20s were shot about 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the Northwest Side neighborhood of Mayfair. Police said they were shot in the 4000 block of West Montrose Avenue. The pair drove to Our Lady of the Resurrection Hospital, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. One of the two, 21, is in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the other, 23, was transferred to St. Francis Hospital

Four shot dead in cinema
massacre town Aurora
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/5/2013 12:21:16 PM     Post Reply
A gunman killed three people before police killed him in a shooting in a house in Aurora, Colorado, scene earlier this year of a massacre in a cinema, local media reported. NBC television´s local affiliate KUSA reported that police had said that one survivor escaped from the house, where an "armed and dangerous" man had earlier barricaded himself inside with hostages. Aurora made global headlines in July after a horrific shooting at a movie theatre that left 12 people dead and 58 others wounded during the first midnight screening of the latest Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.



Chevy Volt sales triple in 2012
CNN, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: viola- 1/5/2013 12:16:25 PM     Post Reply
Chevy Volt sales are cranking up. General Motors sold three times as many Chevrolet Volts in 2012 as it did in 2011, which was the car´s first full year on the market. GM sold 23,461 Volts in 2012 compared with just 7,671 in 2011. While it´s an impressive jump, the Volt is still one of Chevy´s lowest-selling cars. However, the Volt greatly outdid the Corvette, for instance, of which only 14,000 were sold last year.

Top Senate Dems head
to Afghanistan
The Hill [Washington DC], by Carlo Muñoz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/5/2013 12:04:47 PM     Post Reply
Senate Armed Services chief Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and senior panel member Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) are heading to Afghanistan, days before the White House is expected to announce its highly anticipated postwar strategy. The visit is part of a week-long congressional junket beginning next Monday that includes stops to Turkey and NATO headquarters in Brussels, according to a statement released by Levin´s office on Friday. While in Afghanistan, the lawmakers will meet with "high-ranking foreign leaders, diplomats, and American military commanders, civilian personnel" and U.S. troops

Inaugural committee releases
donors´ names
The Hill [Washington DC], by Emily Goodin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/5/2013 11:56:15 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s inaugural planning committee on Friday released the names of several contributors to the president´s swearing-in festivities. The committee decided to accept corporate donations this time, after banning them in 2009. Companies such as AT&T, Microsoft, biotech firm Genentech, Inc., healthcare company Centene Corp., Financial Innovations, Inc., Whittier Trust Co., and Stream Line Circle, LLC appeared on the committee´s web site along with the names of several individual contributors. The Presidential Inaugural Committee did not reveal the amount of the donations nor say when they would release more names.

Obama´s 2008 Campaign Is
Fined $375,000
Wall Street Journal, by Colleen McCain Nelson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/5/2013 11:46:12 AM     Post Reply
The Federal Election Commission has fined President Barack Obama´s 2008 campaign $375,000 for an assortment of reporting violations. FEC documents that have not yet been released publicly detail the violations, which include accepting contributions in excess of federal limits, incorrectly reporting the dates of contributions and failing to properly report contributions of $1,000 or more during the final days of the campaign. An audit uncovered the reporting violations. The Obama campaign agreed to correct the errors and pay the fine, according to the FEC documents.



Scare Adds to Fears That
Clinton’s Work Has Taken Toll
New York Times, by Mark Landler    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/5/2013 11:45:29 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton fractured her right elbow after slipping in a State Department garage in June 2009, she returned to work in just a few days. Her arm in a sling, she juggled speeches and a trip to India and Thailand with physical therapy, rebuilding a joint held together with wire and pins. (Snip) But after a fall at home in December that caused a concussion, and a subsequent diagnosis of a blood clot in her head, it has taken much longer for Mrs. Clinton to bounce back.

The good news nobody is noticing
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 1/5/2013 11:42:04 AM     Post Reply
It requires a special kind of mind to challenge the commonly-accepted beliefs, take note of facts that others overlook, and stand up to tell people what is really going on, what nobody else seems to notice. Such a mind is that of Herbert E, Meyer, frequent contributor to American Thinker. What makes Herb different from most other brilliant original thinkers, however, is that he has a track record of making calls that have changed the world, accomplishing what others dared not even dream of.

A government by extension:
No way to run a country
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/5/2013 11:41:43 AM     Post Reply
Congress did not, in the end, go over the “fiscal cliff,” which is a far cry, of course, from saying that it acted on the massive backlog of policy issues, large and small. Lawmakers avoided the “sequester”--$110 billion in across-the-board spending cuts, half to defense, half to other programs--but only by postponing them for two months. They renewed a number of tax breaks for business but many of them for only a year. They spared doctors a 27 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement rates; but this “doc fix,” as with the many previous ones, lasts 12 months. And yes

White House Prepares to Defeat
NRA with Speedy Legislation
Breitbart´s Big Government, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/5/2013 11:37:05 AM     Post Reply
According to TPM, America´s favorite never-let-a-crisis-go-to-waste administration is preparing to ram through a number of restrictions to our Second Amendment civil rights as early as Jan 15. The idea behind this strategy is to strike while people´s heightened emotions are still scrambling common sense: The White House and gun control supporters are gearing up for a whirlwind month, with plans to pass reform legislation before outrage over the Sandy Hook massacre has a chance to fade. House Democrats are moving ahead with their own plans as well.



The War against
U.N. Agenda 21
Just Got Hotter
Canada Free Press, by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 1/5/2013 11:33:26 AM     Post Reply
The war against U.N. Agenda 21 just got hotter in Virginia. Thinking Americans understand now what U.N. Agenda 21 is and are not backing down from fighting the anti-American, anti-prosperity, wealth redistribution scheme of the United Nations against our way of life. The U.N. has deemed commercial agriculture unsustainable and has used taxpayer dollars and local supervisors to re-zone, re-shape, and prohibit land use for local agriculture or building that is not approved by their bio-diversity plan

New York Newspaper´s Gun
Permit Map Already Having
Negative Repercussions
Newsbusters, by Tom Blumer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/5/2013 11:31:30 AM     Post Reply
Many of those who expressed outrage at the publication of a two-county interactive map of pistol permit owners by Gannett´s White Plains, New York-based Journal News just before Christmas have raised serious concerns that the paper´s action would directly harm law-abiding citizens. Evidence is pouring in that those fears are legitimate. Fox News, doing something the wire services should have been begun within days of the map´s publication, has unsurprisingly found that "Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper ... did a great service – to their old cronies in the burglary trade." Additionally, a Newsday report identifies four concrete

Obama administration delivers delayed
regulatory agenda, could cost billions
FOX News, by Shannon Bream    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 1/5/2013 11:17:12 AM     Post Reply
By law, each April and October, federal agencies are required to release an accounting of proposed regulations that will have an economically significant impact. That didn´t happen in 2012. Instead, the Obama administration didn´t release its 2012 regulatory agenda until on the Friday before Christmas. "The fact that this snuck in after the election, during the holiday season when people were otherwise occupied with their families, is not surprising," said John Malcolm, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation´s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Since the Dec. 21 release, legal experts and analysts have been pouring through

What You Could Buy with
the Average Tax Increase
American Thinker, by J. Robert Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/5/2013 11:10:51 AM     Post Reply
What´s $1,635 per year more in taxes for tens of millions of households? That´s just $136.25 taken from a family budget per month. Like prudent mobsters, President Obama and Speaker Boehner are just skimming a little from your earnings to keep the nation from falling off that awful fiscal cliff. As patriots, on the order of 1984, we should all rejoice that Big Brother knows best. Let´s see what a paltry $1,635 buys annually, shall we? And, dear reader, feel free to add to the list. How about a... 1. Whirlpool 26.4 cu. ft.



Inmates using newspaper´s
gun owner map to threaten
guards, sheriff says
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/5/2013 11:05:12 AM     Post Reply
Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards. Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News´ decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger. "They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That´s not acceptable to me," Falco said, according to Newsday.

Obama´s Inner Circle
and the ´War on Women´
American Thinker, by Jeannie DeAngelis    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/5/2013 10:44:22 AM     Post Reply
The White House releases tons of pictures of Obama family dog Bo; pictures of Michelle Obama gardening and hula-hooping; there are even photos of President Obama teaching the Resolute Desk how to do double duty as an ottoman. What there aren´t a lot of photographs of are America´s top general in the "war on women," Barack Obama, and his underrepresented high-ranking female advisers. Why? Because besides the president´s Senior Advisor and admitted ´main man´ Valerie Jarrett, there simply aren´t very many women around. So what does this say about Barack Obama

Confirmed: Diane Feinstein
Doesn´t Know Anything
American Thinker, by Warren Beatty    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 1/5/2013 10:12:30 AM     Post Reply
Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), on December 17, 2012, announced that she will introduce a bill in the next Congress to stop the sale, transfer, importation, and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices (otherwise known as magazines). When asked, "Which special interests in Washington have too much power?," Feinstein answered in May 2012, "Guns." She continued, "We now have something happening in the US that has never happened before. That is, children killing children with guns. Over 13 a day."

Obama: ´I look forward to working with
the new Congress in a bipartisan way´
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 1/5/2013 9:59:25 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. Over the past year, as I traveled across the country campaigning for this office, I told you that if I was fortunate enough to be re-elected, I’d work to change a tax code that too often benefited the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. This week, we did that. For the first time in two decades, we raised taxes on the wealthiest 2% of Americans in a bipartisan way, while preventing a middle-class tax hike that could have thrown our economy back into recession.

Then I Watch ´Em Roll Away Again
Wall Street Journal, by Marc Myers    Original Article
Posted By: Mike PHX- 1/5/2013 9:57:21 AM     Post Reply
On Jan. 8, 1968,Otis Redding´s "(Sittin´ on) the Dock of the Bay" was released on Stax´s Volt label. Co-written by Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper, the single reached No. 1 on Billboard´s pop chart in March 1968, where it remained for four weeks. Two Grammys followed, along with the song´s induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. Redding never heard the single. On Dec. 10, 1967—just 18 days after the recording session—the 26-year-old singer died in a plane crash in Wisconsin, killing everyone on board except Ben Cauley, the trumpeter in his band.


Angela Merkel pictured
with blacked-up children
Telegraph (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 1/5/2013 9:56:12 AM     Post Reply
The German leader joined a group of a carolers for Three Kings´ Day on the steps of the chancellery but raised eyebrows when several of the children appeared in blackface. Traditionally, one of the kings appears with a darkened face as the groups go door-to-door singing carols. Mrs Merkel´s difficulties were added to by news that her coalition partners, the Free Democrat Party (FDP), were sinking in the polls and may not gather enough votes to remain in Parliament.

California parks officials deliberately
hid money, report says
Los Angeles Times, by Chris Megerian    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/5/2013 9:46:27 AM     Post Reply
Sacramento - Fear of embarrassment and budget cuts led California parks officials to intentionally conceal millions of dollars in a department account, according to an investigation conducted by the state attorney general´s office. The report, released Friday, is the most detailed official narrative yet regarding the root of the accounting scandal at the parks department. The scandal broke last summer when it was revealed that the parks department had a hidden surplus of nearly $54 million even though it was threatening to close dozens of facilities. (Snip)Accounting discrepancies appeared to begin innocently more than a decade ago,

In ’88, Irish Needed
Three ‘Knuckleheads’ to Win Title
New York Times, by Tim Rohan    Original Article
Posted By: Piercentire- 1/5/2013 9:25:42 AM     Post Reply
A lot of talent, a dash of luck, some leadership and a comedian — every undefeated, top-ranked, on-top-of-the-world Notre Dame team has required one “great clown,” Ara Parseghian, the former Fighting Irish coach, said recently. Then he thought: well, Lou Holtz’s 1988 championship team had three.

GOP´s Camp: Obama´s ´spending problem
is getting worse, not better´
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 1/5/2013 9:13:19 AM     Post Reply
Hello, I am Congressman Dave Camp from the Fourth District of Michigan and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Let me be candid. I understand the frustration so many Americans have with Washington right now. And you´re right - this government we have spends too much and wastes too much. It´s time for us to stand up and say ´enough is enough´ to those who would tax and spend even more.

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