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Chuck Todd: Obama ‘Spent
More Time Making An Emotional
Case’ For Gun Proposals
Than Actually Explaining Them
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/16/2013 6:47:40 PM     Post Reply
President Obama signed 23 executive actions to curb gun violence during an event at the White House today, but MSNBC’s Chuck Todd told Andrea Mitchell shortly after that “this wasn’t a simple policy roll-out.” Todd went on to explain that “this was the launch of an emotional campaign, this was an emotional president, and he was using any possible tool he could have in order to try to launch a campaign” for gun safety legislation. By surrounding himself with children who had written letters to the White House urging action on guns and invoking the memory

Flashback: In 1999, Obama
wouldn’t support tougher
prosecution for school shooters
Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/16/2013 6:42:03 PM     Post Reply
In 1999, State Senator Barack Obama voted “present” on a bill that would require adult prosecution for discharging a gun in or near a school.That legislation came as a response to the tragic Columbine High School shooting that year. SB 759 provided that anyone 15 years of age or older charged with aggravated battery with a weapon in school or within 1,000 feet of a school would be charged as an adult.It passed the Illinois State Senate in a 52-1 vote, with 5 members voting present — including Obama.

Rand Paul takes on Obama
Human Events, by Neil W. McCabe    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/16/2013 6:38:00 PM     Post Reply
Capitol Hill sources familiar with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Human Events that the senator will immediately introduce legislation to declare null and void any Executive Order issued by President Barack Obama that infringes on the powers and duties of Congress and the Second Amendment. One troubling Executive Order announced Jan. 16 by the president was No. 16 on the list, described in a White House press release to “clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.” The actual phrasing of the release states: Protect the rights



Manti Te´o´s inspirational
girlfriend story a hoax
USA Today, by Paul Myerberg    Original Article
Posted By: Flyball dogs- 1/16/2013 6:24:27 PM     Post Reply
To tell the story of Manti Te´o, Notre Dame´s star linebacker, one must discuss his inspirational play in this September´s win over Michigan State. Just days after the death of his grandmother and his girlfriend, Te´o racked up 12 tackles and recovered a fumble in a 20-3 victory over the Spartans. The following Saturday, after Lennay Kekua´s funeral, Te´o made two interceptions in a 13-6 victory over Michigan. In articles in Sports Illustrated and the South Bend Tribune and in interviews on ESPN, Te'o would recount how his girlfriend, Kekua, requested that he send white flowers to her funeral.

Mark Levin on Obama gun
proposals: ´This is 1930s stuff´
Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: Donttaxmebro- 1/16/2013 6:20:30 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” conservative talk show host Mark Levin said President Barack Obama’s executive actions to curb gun violence, which were announced during a Wednesday press event, are as “un-American” and “fascistic” as they are unhelpful. “What do any of these 23 [executive actions] have to do with what happened in Newtown? I’ve studied all 23 of them now. They have absolutely nothing to do with the mass murder that took place in Connecticut — zero. And the president won’t be asked about it. I have gone through

The Threat Posed by
Gun Magazine Limits
Reason Magazine, by Jacob Sullum    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/16/2013 6:06:12 PM     Post Reply
A limit on magazine capacity is emerging as a leading contender for the something that supposedly must be done in response to last month´s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. A ban on "large-capacity ammunition feeding devices" is one of the new gun restrictions approved by the New York legislature this week and one of the measures President Obama wants Congress to enact. The rationale for such limits is that mass murderers need "large-capacity" magazines, while law-abiding citizens don´t. Both premises are questionable, and so is the notion that politicians should be the arbiters of necessity

Regime Deputizes
Gun-Snitch Doctors
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/16/2013 6:04:27 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Among the things that the president has announced today -- well, he didn´t announce them all, but I have them. I have a summary, and I have the full list, 23 Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions, 23 of them. One of them is involving doctors. Obama asks doctors to help deal with guns, and here is the key language in this. "Preserve the rights of health care providers --" i.e., doctors "-- to protect their patients and communities from gun violence. We should never ask doctors and other



Conservative group sues
to block White House gun
control recommendations
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ben Goad    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/16/2013 5:56:35 PM     Post Reply
A conservative activist group is suing the White House’s gun violence task force in an effort to block a sweeping set of new restrictions on firearms to be unveiled Wednesday. FreedomWatch, founded by attorney Larry Klayman, argues that the task force held illegal meetings with lobbyists and did not give proper public notice. The group filed a lawsuit in a Florida federal court, seeking to shut down the task force and block any of its proposals from implementation. “President Obama and Vice President Biden have thumbed their nose at the law and instead been holding closed door

Democrats Exploit Tragedy to Implement
Their Utopian Agenda of Behavioral Control
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/16/2013 5:49:03 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: It´s all an exploitation of a very tragic and sad event. In this case, it´s Sandy Hook. It could be a hurricane, but Sandy Hook, this is the starting point for this, and it´s simply the excuse for the left to do everything they can to implement more and more of their nirvana or utopian agenda, like health care was, Obamacare was. And I want to remind you, I want to tell you one more time what´s driving all this. I mean this, again, from the bottom of my heart.

Southwestern Pa. hospital
to stop baby deliveries
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/16/2013 5:47:33 PM     Post Reply
WINDBER, Pa. — A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can´t afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms. The Windber Medical Center, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is losing two obstetricians and two others are shifting their focus more to gynecology. Hospital officials say the population of women of child-bearing age is dropping and that the number of births the hospital would be called upon to

What everybody needs to know
about our Constitution and
gun control
Fox News, by Juan Williams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/16/2013 5:42:17 PM     Post Reply
Quick draw Republicans in Congress, intent on stopping any gun-control proposal from the Obama White House, are way off target when they accuse the president of violating gun ownership rights under the Constitution. Gun control is completely consistent with the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. And President Obama is on target with the great American tradition of proposing gun control laws for Congressional approval as well as by issuing executive orders on gun control. The only opinion that matters here is the Supreme Court’s opinion. And the high court has ruled, several times,



Obama Provokes the
American People
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/16/2013 5:41:26 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: President Obama today is taking action that a majority of Americans disagree with. He´s going down a road a majority of people disagree with. He knows it. The question is, why? Why is Barack Obama literally trying to push people to snap? Why is he doing this? It´s as though in some way he´s attacking the very sanity of people in this country. Why is he doing this? Why is he deliberately making people so upset? What is driving him? Anybody got any ideas?

Frank Zamboni: As Google Doodle
game celebrates cool inventor,
here are 8 Things You Don’t
Know About the Zamboni Machine
Washington Post, by Michael Cavna    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/16/2013 5:30:35 PM     Post Reply
“There are three things in life that people like to stare at: a flowing stream, a crackling fire and a Zamboni clearing the ice.” -- “Peanuts’ “ Charlie Brown CAN YOU NAME where the famed Zamboni machine was invented? If you said, “Iceland,” you’re absolutely right. ... Unless you meant the country. The Zamboni, that ever-present sight at hockey matches and figure-skating competitions the globe over, was invented more than 60 years ago in — of all places — Southern California, in the Los Angeles harbor area now known as Paramount.

Statement by Gov. Perry on President
Obama´s Executive Actions
Real Clear Politics, by Gov. Rick Perry    Original Article
Posted By: draggingtree- 1/16/2013 5:26:05 PM     Post Reply
Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding President Obama´s executive actions: "The Vice President´s committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there. "Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.
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Other People´s Children
Wall Street Jounal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: BamaMan- 1/16/2013 5:24:48 PM     Post Reply
A combative new 4½-minute ad from the National Rifle Association has drawn the attention of the White House, which "slammed the NRA as ´cowardly´ " for having, in the New York Daily News´s words, "dragged President Obama´s daughters into the raging debate over gun control by placing them in a controversial commercial": Spokesman Jay Carney said the NRA crossed the line when the group referenced Sasha, 11, and Malia, 14, in a spot calling the commander-in-chief an "elitist hypocrite" because his girls get armed Secret Service protection.



Obama Proclaims Support for
Religious Freedom -- Amid
HHS Mandate Litigation
Cybercast News Service, by Fred Lucas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/16/2013 5:18:10 PM     Post Reply
In the midst of 44 lawsuits challenging the Obama administration’s mandate that every employer cover the cost of abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception, President Barack Obama issued a religious freedom proclamation on Wednesday. The proclamation begins by saying, “Foremost among the rights Americans hold sacred is the freedom to worship as we choose.” But it does not talk about the free practice of religion, which plaintiffs are fighting to defend in litigation across the country. “Because of the protections guaranteed by our Constitution, each of us has the right to practice our faith openly and as we choose,”

Rep. Hank Johnson on NRA:
‘They Still Cannot Get Over’
That Obama Is ‘Black’
Cybercast News Service, by Matt Cover    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/16/2013 5:11:31 PM     Post Reply
Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) opposed President Barack Obama´s gun control plans because the group “still cannot get over” the fact that the president is “black.” Following a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Rep. Johnson suggested that NRA opposition to Obama’s gun control policies was personal. CNSNews.com then asked Johnson, "You said just a minute ago that part of the NRA´s true colors was a personal dislike of the president. Why do you think that is?" Rep. Johnson said, "First of all, he is a black.

Reid: I´ll bring gun
legislation to floor
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ramsey Cox    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/16/2013 5:07:02 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that he would bring gun legislation to the Senate floor. “I am committed to ensuring that the Senate will consider legislation that addresses gun violence and other aspects of violence in our society early this year,” Reid said in a statement. But Reid, who has opposed a ban on assault weapons in the past, offered no details on what kind of legislation he would be willing to bring to the floor. President Obama´s gun proposals on Wednesday including a ban on "military-style assault weapons"

Lawmaker: Doctors shouldn´t be
asking patients about guns
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Pete Kasperowicz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/16/2013 5:02:13 PM     Post Reply
Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), who was a family physician before coming to Congress in 2009, argued on Wednesday that doctors have no right to ask patients about their status as gun owners, as an executive order from President Obama would encourage them to do. "I came to Congress as a family physician with great concerns about the federal government intruding on the doctor-patient relationship," Fleming said. "By his executive actions today, President Obama is pushing the government further into the exam room. "He´s trying to press doctors into government service by pushing them to ask patients,

Kucinich joins Fox News Channel
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Daniel Strauss    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/16/2013 4:57:10 PM     Post Reply
Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is joining Fox News Channel as a regular contributor, the channel announced Wednesday. Kucinich, the liberal firebrand and former two-time presidential candidate, will make his first appearance on the channel on Thursday night during "The O´Reilly Factor," according to The Associated Press. "Through 16 years in Congress and two presidential campaigns, Fox News has always provided me with an opportunity to share my perspective with its enormous viewership," Kucinich said in a statement. "I look forward to a continuation of our relationship this time as a Fox News contributor."


Obama the Children Savior
Champion of Partial Birth Abortion
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 1/16/2013 4:48:34 PM     Post Reply
The White House spokesman Jay Carney-identified “little kids”, filling in as props at Barack Hussein Obama’s gun proposal presser today, have more respect for human life than the president does. Young as they are, those with baby brothers and sisters at home, would be absolutely traumatized to know that as a senator Obama championed partial birth abortion, the brutal slaughter of babies who make it through abortion. “President Obama voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act four times, horrifyingly voting against protecting babies who survived abortion and voting in favor of leaving them

White House calls NRA ad
that makes reference to Obama´s
daughters ´repugnant and cowardly´
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: tocsin- 1/16/2013 4:26:01 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The White House says a National Rifle Association video that makes reference to President Barack Obama´s daughters is "repugnant and cowardly." Obama spokesman Jay Carney says most Americans agree that a president´s children should not be used as "pawns in a political fight." Carney was referring to an online video from the pro-gun lobby that calls Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for having armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters at school while voicing skepticism about installing armed guards in all schools. The NRA released the video ahead of Obama's

Disarming Americans,
Arming Terrorists
FrontPage Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/16/2013 4:14:56 PM     Post Reply
While the White House was busy drafting proposals to ban assault rifles, the last of the regulations imposed on Saudi travel to the United States after September 11 were being taken apart. While some government officials were busy planning how to disarm Americans, other officials were negotiating the transfer of F-16s and Abrams tanks to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt. (Snip) While Obama has not been willing to respect the Constitution of the United States and its Bill of Rights, he was willing to arm a terrorist group whose motto is, “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader,

U.S. to recognize Somali
government, opening door
to new aid
Reuters, by Andrew Quinn*    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 1/16/2013 4:14:52 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The United States will on Thursday officially recognize the Somali government in Mogadishu, ending a hiatus of more than 20 years and opening the door to increased U.S. and international economic help for the violence-plagued African nation, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce the shift during a meeting with visiting Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, whose election last year marked the first vote of its kind since warlords toppled military dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991, Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson told reporters.

Carmakers Steering Away From
Steel in Order to Meet
Fuel Economy Standards
U.S. News & World Report, by Meg Handley    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 1/16/2013 3:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Faced with increasingly stringent benchmarks—the government´s new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require a passenger vehicle fleet that averages 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025—carmakers are taking another approach to achieving better fuel mileage: shaving weight off vehicles by experimenting with lighter materials. Automobiles have long been made from steel—a very strong, but heavy material. Now manufacturers are experimenting with new materials—ranging from aluminum to carbon fiber composites to metal alloys—to help companies reach the ambitious fuel efficiency standards.
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Former JFK Coach, Teacher
Abused Teens as Many as 25 Times
WKBN-27 First News [OH], by staff    Original Article
Posted By: TunnelRat- 1/16/2013 3:42:09 PM     Post Reply
A former Warren John F. Kennedy High School religion teacher, sports trainer and baseball coach used his authority positions to tell students they needed massages to avoid injury, then sexually molested them, one as many as 25 times during the late 1980s, a source familiar with the settlements reached in the cases said. Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian said Wednesday he negotiated settlements for 11 men who attended JFK High from 1986-1990 that claimed Brother Stephen P. Baker, a baseball coach, religion teacher and athletic trainer during his tenure at JFK, molested.
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