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Support for Roe. V. Wade
Reaches All-Time High
Townhall, by Daniel Doherty    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 11:31:01 AM     Post Reply
Regardless of one’s position on the High Court’s infamous decision forty years ago today to legalize abortion “[a]t any stage of pregnancy, for any reason,” most Americans -- not to mention legal scholars and academics -- recognize that Roe is bad Constitutional law. Nevertheless, support for the controversial ruling has reached an all-time high, at least according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll: Forty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision, seven out of 10 Americans support the groundbreaking rulings, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Purdue president Mitch Daniels
deplores state of higher education
Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2013 11:25:56 AM     Post Reply
Just one week into his new position as president of Purdue University, former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels released an open letter disparaging the current financial and professional state of American higher education. Daniels, who briefly considered a run for the Republican presidential nomination, took up his new job last week after the conclusion of his second term as governor. Those who wondered what kind of administration a conservative reformer like Daniels would bring to Purdue weren’t kept in the dark for long; the new president immediately published a laundry list of problems facing higher ed,

U.S. gift of F-16 fighters headed to
Egypt, despite Morsi´s harsh rhetoric
Fox News, by Maxim Lott    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/22/2013 11:24:02 AM     Post Reply
Four F-16 fighter jets left the U.S. this morning, bound for Egypt as part of a foreign aid package critics say should have been scrapped when the nation elected a president who has called President Obama a liar and urged that hatred of Jews be instilled in children. A source who works on the Naval Air Force Base in Dallas confirmed the departure of the state-of-the-art fighter planes to FoxNews.com. Sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks are to be given to the Egyptian government before the end of the year under a $216 million foreign aid

  


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Dreamliner fires spark
new doubts about a green
energy technology
Washington Examiner, by Richard Pollock    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 11:11:51 AM     Post Reply
When Federal Aviation Administration officials grounded Boeing´s fleet of 787 Dreamliner commercial jets last week due to unexplained battery fires, one of President Obama´s favorite green energy technologies got another black eye. Technologists and safety experts had long warned of problems with the lithium ion battery when in 2009 the president began betting billions of tax dollars that it should be the green power of choice for cars, trucks, and even aircraft. Just three years before that, a UPS cargo plane made an emergency landing

Will You Celebrate or Mourn
Obama’s Inauguration?
Canada Free Press, by Alan Caruba    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 11:03:22 AM     Post Reply
Traditionally, the nation celebrates an inauguration as a demonstration of the peaceful transfer or extension of presidential power, but for half of the nation’s voters Inauguration Day 2013 is more likely to be a day of mourning, a day of fear for the nation’s ability to survive Barack Hussein Obama. Let’s start with the basics. As Terence P. Jeffrey points out in a recent commentary on CNSnews.com, “During Barack Obama’s first term as president of the United States, the debt of the federal government increased by $5.8 trillion, which exceeds the combined debt accumulated under all presidents from George Washington

Exclusive Video — James Taylor
on gun control: ‘We need to make
some sacrifice[s] to our freedoms’
Daily Caller, by Nicholas Ballasy    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 10:57:37 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Addressing the issue of gun control, singer-songwriter James Taylor told The Daily Caller that Americans “need to make some sacrifice[s] to our freedoms” in order to keep children safe. Following his performance at President Obama’s second inauguration, TheDC asked Taylor if he agreed with Obama’s executive actions on gun control. “I think the nation is very divided on gun control,” Taylor told TheDC, “but I think the majority of us feel strongly — even the majority of gun owners feel strongly — that

Saudi Says Negotiated Syria
Settlement ``Inconceivable’’
Leadership [Nigeria], by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 1/22/2013 10:54:36 AM     Post Reply
Saudi Arabia´s foreign minister said on Tuesday the scale of violence used by Syria´s government when fighting rebels meant a negotiated settlement of the country´s crisis was unthinkable. ``Damascus which has been a city for the longest period of time, is carpet bombed,´´ the minister said. How can you conceive of the possibility of a negotiated settlement with somebody who does that to his own country, to his own history, to his own people? It is inconceivable to us,’’ Prince Saud al-Faisal told a news conference. He was speaking after an Arab summit focusing on economic development,

  


  

Democrats Vilify Guns, Own
Stock in Gun Companies
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 10:52:04 AM     Post Reply
Several Democrats who have come out against the evils of guns since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary have also made money by investing in gun companies. Many are still making money with investments in those manufacturers now, even as they attempt to ban their products. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), for example, is a proponent of an "assault weapons" ban, who in the meantime is enjoying the money her husband makes off a $50,000 investment in the Vanguard Small Cap Growth Index fund. As of Jan. 18, that fund included 219,918 shares of stock in Ruger Firearms

Nepal to issue ´third gender´ IDs
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/22/2013 10:50:28 AM     Post Reply
Katmandu, Nepal — An official says Nepal´s government will begin issuing citizenship certificates with the category "third gender" for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female. Activists hailed the decision, saying it was an achievement for gay and transgender rights. Home Ministry Bhola Siwakot says an order to issue the certificates was sent to all district administration offices. Nepal´s Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that the government should issue "third gender" citizenship certificates but it took five years to implement the decision. Sunilbabu Pant of the Blue Diamond Society says the simple and clear guidelines for

Alex Haley and ´Roots´: The
Lance Armstrong of Literature
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 10:48:56 AM     Post Reply
During President Obama´s inauguration today, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) quoted Alex Haley, the author made world-famous for his Pulitzer Prize-winning literary sensation, "Roots." According to The Washington Post, Haley and Alexander were longtime friends. That´s all well and good, but quoting Alex Haley at an important national occasion is not unlike quoting Lance Armstrong. Because what both men are most famous for is based on brazen fraud. Haley not only lost a high-profile plagiarism suit against his work in "Roots, but any serious look into the Haley family´s

Universities Slash Teachers´
Hours to Evade ObamaCare
Breitbart´s Big Government, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 10:43:43 AM     Post Reply
If you want someone to lie to you and tell you how troubling it is when anyone´s income is cut in Obama´s economy, you´ll want to stop reading right about now. I´m only willing to go as far as to say that I wish ObamaCare wasn´t the cause of all this. But it simply is a beautiful thing to see the very institutions that carry Obama´s water and attempt to brainwash more of his minions, deal first-hand with the consequences of their thoughtless advocacy: A new piece in the Wall Street Journal

  


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US begins transporting French
troops, equipment to Mali
Reuters, by John Irish & Marina Depetris    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 1/22/2013 10:22:18 AM     Post Reply
Paris-The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. Paris has launched a military campaign against Islamist fighters in Mali at the request of the Malian government, amid fears the vast desert country could become a launchpad for international attacks. "We have started air lifting French army personnel and equipment to Bamako from Istres," said Benjamin Benson, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). A Reuters camera crew on Tuesday saw a U.S.

Rep. Charlie Rangel on Guns:
‘Some of the Southern Areas Have
Cultures that We Have to Overcome’
Cybercast News Service, by Craig Millward    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 10:21:15 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), speaking on “MSNBC Live” on Jan. 16 said that “some of the southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome” when it comes to gun control. Rangel was asked by anchor Thomas Roberts whether new gun control measures passed in New York State should serve as models for other states: “If you’re proud of what New York has done, obviously there is not going to be any perfect policy or perfect law that everybody is going to agree on from both sides saying that this is key perfection

Woodward to Obama: Sticking
Your Finger in Republican
Eyes All the Time Won’t Work
NewsBusters, by Noel Sheppard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 10:16:33 AM     Post Reply
As NewsBusters reported Saturday, CBS News political director John Dickerson advised the current White House resident to destroy the Republican Party. On PBS´s Charlie Rose Monday, the Washington Post´s Bob Woodward made a much different recommendation to President Obama saying, "Sticking your finger in these people’s eye all the time I don´t think will work" (video follows with transcript and commentary): BOB WOODWARD: It´s not just a matter of defending it, and I think Bob Caro is right that Obama feels very strongly about this. He´s the champion of the safety net and he should be, but even he when

President Obama´s gun law diversion
Tampa Tribune/Hernando Today, by J.G. Nash    Original Article
Posted By: Mobyclik- 1/22/2013 10:16:17 AM     Post Reply
Television´s History channel is running an outstanding series about each and every one of our presidents. Nowhere in that has there been evidence of a Chief Executive with less character, lower standards, fewer morals, greater incompetence, a more dangerous socio-political agenda, and yet with increasingly arrogant, personal ambition and ego than those of President Barrack Hussein Obama. My damning allegations have never been better proven, than by Mr. Obama´s current, disgraceful...

  


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In cable the day he died,
U.S. ambassador warned Clinton
about Benghazi security
Washington Guardian, by John Solomon    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/22/2013 10:14:23 AM     Post Reply
Just hours before he died in a terrorist attack at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Ambassador Chris Stevens sent a cable to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton painting a chaotic, violent portrait of the eastern Libya city and warning that local militias were threatening to pull the security they afforded U.S. officials. Militia leaders told U.S. officials just two days before the attack that they were angered by U.S. support of a particular candidate for Libyan prime minister and warned “they would not continue to guarantee security in Benghazi, a critical function they asserted they were currently providing,”

Gun issue could
decide midterm elections
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Matt Mackowiak    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/22/2013 10:12:47 AM     Post Reply
Only six votes truly matter in the fight over gun control. Five are vulnerable Senate Democrats from deeply red states. The five senators (with Obama 2012 vote percentages) are Mark Begich of Alaska (40.8 percent), Max Baucus of Montana (41.7 percent), Tim Johnson of South Dakota (39.9 percent), Mark Pryor of Arkansas (36.9 percent) and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana (40.6 percent). (Snip) Red-state America cannot stand being lectured by wealthy Northeastern liberals about guns, when most of them have never fired one, cannot tell the difference between semi-automatic and automatic and have their children in private

Rooney Rule eyed for coordinators
ESPN.com, by Chris Mortensen    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 10:11:45 AM     Post Reply
The NFL has discussed an expansion to the Rooney Rule under which teams would be required to interview minority candidates for vacant coordinator jobs, league sources told ESPN. The NFL expressed its disappointment in a statement after 14 head coach and front-office jobs were filled without one minority being hired. The league indicated changes were being discussed. No decision has been made, but the NFL likely will mandate that teams with returning head coaches include minority interviews for coordinator vacancies, hoping to broaden the pool of potential head-coaching candidates, one source said.

Let elderly people
´hurry up and die´,
says Japanese minister
Guardian [UK], by Justin McCurry    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 1/22/2013 10:11:45 AM     Post Reply
Tokyo-Japan´s new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country´s finances.Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care.(Snip)Aso´s comments are likely to cause offence in Japan, where almost a quarter of the 128 million population is aged over 60. The proportion is forecast to rise to 40% over the next 50

McDonald´s pays out $700k
to Muslims after falsely
saying its food was halal
Daily Mail [UK], by Suzannah Hills    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/22/2013 10:10:32 AM     Post Reply
McDonald´s has paid out $700,000 to members of the Muslim community after one of its franchise restaurants in Michigan falsely advertised its food had been prepared according to Islamic dietary laws. A Muslim Detroit resident, Ahmed Ahmed, claimed he bought a chicken sandwich in September 2011 at a Dearborn McDonald´s but found it was not halal - meaning it did not meet Islamic requirements for preparing food. The restaurant is one of two in Dearborn which sells halal products to cater for an area with one of the nation´s largest Arab and Muslim communities. Mr Ahmed then approached lawyer Kassem

  



Shep Smith On Lukewarm Gun
Control Support: ‘If We Stuck
With The Polls, We’d Have Had
Slavery A Lot Longer’
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 10:08:06 AM     Post Reply
In a conversation with The Hill editor A.B. Stoddard, Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith expressed his frustration with the lack of demand among lawmakers in Washington for new gun control measures. Stoddard observed that there is no consensus in public opinion polling data on gun control, and even less consensus among lawmakers on what new measures to adopt. Smith countered by insisting that had America’s lawmakers relied on polling data alone, “we’d have had slavery a lot longer than we did.” (Snip) Smith noted that President Barack Obama made some promises during the campaign which he must

Sarkozy´s plans ´to dodge
new 75% French tax rate
by moving to London with
wife Carla and setting up
£1bn private equity fund´
Daily Mail [UK], by Peter Allen    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 1/22/2013 10:02:02 AM     Post Reply
Paris- Nicolas Sarkozy is preparing to move to London to set up a billion pounds plus investment fund, it was claimed today. If the move goes ahead, the controversial Frenchman will become the latest to escape a potential top tax rate of 75 per cent in his home country. He and his former supermodel third wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy would be likely to settle in an affluent district like South Kensington – so becoming the most high profile Gallic celebrity couple in the city. But the former president is under investigation for corruption in France,

Obama´s No-Show
at the OK Corral
American Thinker, by Geoffrey P. Hunt    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/22/2013 10:00:35 AM     Post Reply
And now president Obama has delivered his locked-and-loaded twenty-three point Executive Order for curing violence in America. Breathless previews predicted the president would call for a 21st Amendment copycat. Instead, Obama pledged to nominate an ATF Director, a position officially vacant but occupied by acting appointees since George W. Bush was in the White House. The One then ordered federal law enforcement to trace ownership of guns used in a crime -- no doubt inspired by "Handgun Crime Rules For Dummies". Twenty-one other air-pistol salutes

Obama´s Impassioned Defense
of Activist Government
Weekly Standard, by Stephen F. Hayes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2013 9:59:02 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama used his second inaugural address Monday to offer an aggressive, unapologetic defense of activist government and to call for a new spirit of unity even as he seeks to move the country even further left. But in celebrating the power of the government to lead the nation forward, Obama breezed past the costs of an ever-growing public sector and made only passing mention of the country’s most urgent problem as he took the oath to lead it: debt. The United States is now $16.4 trillion in debt. We’ve accumulated more than a third of that

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