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Walmart limits sales of
ammunition to three boxes
per customer per day
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/31/2013 10:37:17 AM     Post Reply
Walmart has started to limit sales of ammunition to three boxes per customer per day due to limited supplies, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Sales of guns and ammunition have risen across the United States since the Dec. 14 shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school. Walmart U.S., is the largest unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc the world’s largest retailer and the largest U.S. gun seller. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer had said that it works to strike the right balance between serving hunters and sportsmen and ensuring that it sells firearms responsibly.

Tennessee state senator’s bil
would ban diversity programs
on college campuses
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/31/2013 10:35:58 AM     Post Reply
A Tennessee state senator has introduced a bill that would abolish diversity programs, ban diversity officers and end preference based on race, ethnicity and gender on college campuses in the Volunteer State. Republican Jim Summerville calls his slate of legislation the “Civil Rights Initiative of 2013,” reports Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV. In addition to forbidding diversity preference programs, the proposal would prohibit the state from keeping any statistics based on race, gender or ethnicity, or using those criteria for hiring, except as mandated by federal law. “It’s a little demeaning, I think, to classify people

Karl Lagerfeld is not a fan
of Michelle Obama’s fringe
Telegraph [UK], by Olivia Bergin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/31/2013 10:24:47 AM     Post Reply
"I love Michelle Obama and I love her bangs!" declared Barack Obama last week. The US President was speaking ahead of a rather more pressing event - his second inauguration ceremony - but the First Lady´s new fringe (referred to as ´bangs´ across the pond) had grabbed so many headlines that he felt he just had to weigh in. However another vocal leader - this time in the fashion world - doesn´t think so much of FLOTUS´s new hair. HuffPost unearthed how Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld told French TV show Le Petit Journal : "I don´t understand

  


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White House: Obama ´Has a
Strong Record of Support for
2nd Amendment Rights´
Cybercast News Service, by Fred Lucas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/31/2013 10:16:15 AM     Post Reply
Although President Barack Obama recently signed 23 executive orders regarding more gun control and is pushing Congress to pass more gun-restriction measures, the White House says the president has a “strong record on Second Amendment rights.” On Wednesday, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, “What is the president doing to convince members of his own party in the Senate that are against the measure [to re-ban assault weapons]?” Carney responded that the president has been an advocate for the Second Amendment. “Well, he’s had conversations with various lawmakers on this issue,” Carney said,

France´s Liberation Of Timbuktu
Has No Storybook Ending In Mali
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 1/31/2013 10:13:55 AM     Post Reply
Mali: Amid dancing and singing in the streets, French forces freed the storybook city of Timbuktu Monday, rescuing a cultural treasure box from a nihilistic siege by Islamofascist barbarians. If only it had a storybook ending! There was ample reason for joy, knowing that this city, a metaphor in the Western imagination for places exotic and far away, had been rescued from the al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists who had laid waste to it in the past 10 months. They desecrated Timbuktu´s ancient tombs, burned ancient library texts, banned its famed music, exiled its musicians and unleashed

Brazil´s jobless at record low
despite weakened economy
Reuters, by Silvio Cascione    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 1/31/2013 10:11:32 AM     Post Reply
SAO PAULO - Brazil´s unemployment rate dropped to a record low in December as expected, underpinning a timid economic recovery and renewing concerns about inflation. The jobless rate fell to a non-seasonally-adjusted 4.6 percent from 4.9 percent in November, government statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday. December´s unemployment rate was above the median forecast of 4.4 percent in a Reuters survey of 27 economists. Nevertheless, it was the lowest reading for the indicator since the current data series was introduced in 2002. In December 2011, Brazil´s jobless rate was 4.7 percent.

CAIR Member Seeks Seat
on New York City Council
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Elad Benari    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/31/2013 10:09:26 AM     Post Reply
The head of the New York branch of a Hamas-affiliated group is seeking a seat on the New York City Council. The New York Daily News reported that Zead Ramadan formally announced on Tuesday his plans to run for the City Council seat being vacated by Councilman Robert Jackson, who plans to run for Manhattan Borough President. Ramadan has already raised nearly $41,000, according to city Campaign Finance Board records, and says he would be the Council’s first-ever Arab-American member. “I grew up in this community, and I

  


  

"Hill bill" fight rages
Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne), by Becky Orr    Original Article
Posted By: ramona- 1/31/2013 9:56:44 AM     Post Reply
Within moments of the governor signing a bill Tuesday that drastically reduces her authority, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill and two others filed a lawsuit to stop the action. Gov. Matt Mead signed Senate File 104, a bill that strips most of the duties of the state superintendent of public instruction. (snip). Also on Tuesday, Hill and Kerry and Clara Powers of Wheatland filed a lawsuit in Laramie County District Court that challenges the constitutionality of the bill.

History Doesn´t Reward Bullies
Aspen Times, by Melanie Sturm    Original Article
Posted By: AVFD15- 1/31/2013 9:55:26 AM     Post Reply
Considered a cancer-surviving “badass on a bike,” it turns out Lance Armstrong is just a badass — and a fraud. Armstrong´s admission that he doped his way to seven Tour de France titles even prompted CBS News CEO Jeffrey Fager to Think Again about his network´s role in the “Miracle Man´s” narrative. “We helped create the myth,” he acknowledged, because “we wanted to believe this absolutely inspirational story. But we were duped.” Unearned moral superiority and blazing self-righteousness hastened Armstrong´s rise as he slandered and sued whistle-blowers into submission. “I was a bully in the sense that I tried to control

Obama to push gun control during
visit Monday to Minneapolis
The Hill [Washington DC], by Jonathan Easley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/31/2013 9:43:35 AM     Post Reply
President Obama will take his public push for stricter gun-control measures to Minneapolis next week. A White House official told The Hill the president will speak with local law enforcement and elected officials on efforts to stem gun crime during a Monday visit to the city.The effort is the latest as the administration looks to keep the president´s gun-control proposals at the forefront of his second-term agenda, even as lawmakers take the lead on negotiating specific legislation. Obama has called for a series of bills that would ban semi-automatic weapons with military features and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

The Path to Saving the
Republic: Just Say ´No´
American Thinker, by Michael Finch    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/31/2013 9:43:02 AM     Post Reply
Our nation is in crisis. The Obama administration is centralizing power at a level unmatched in American history with grave consequences for our future liberty and freedom. (Snip) So, is there a way to restore the Republic? There is good news; the first salvos have already been fired in the battle to save America. And no, they weren´t fired from anywhere in Washington D.C., from members of Congress or from Republican Party headquarters. The shots being fired, the first movements in a war to save our republican form of government are coming from the most unheralded of places.

  


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Pee on the bathroom floor,
a gum-chewing stewardess and
no leg room: Former Wall
Street analyst reveals the
´horrors´ of flying with the
´Cattle Class´
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/31/2013 9:36:24 AM     Post Reply
It is not something most travelers need to be told about. But Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget has taken it upon himself to review the trappings of economy class travel for his readers. Blodget, a former Wall Street analyst,was somewhat shocked at what he found in the rear section of an American Airlines international flight, and related his findings. Reporting from the unkempt mid-section of a Boeing 767 and armed with little but a lumpy pillow and pre-packaged pasta, Blodget exposes the harsh realities of flying in American Airlines´ ´economy´ seating section.

Exclusive: ANOTHER shake-up
at CNN... Will veteran John
King be pushed out for political
dynamo Jake Tapper?
Daily Mail (UK), by Sara Nathan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/31/2013 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
CNN chief national correspondent John King could be ousted from the network in favour of new Chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper, MailOnline can reveal. King, 49, has already moved out of his office to make way for Tapper, 43, who was poached by new CNN boss Jeff Zucker from ABC. And now sources have revealed that King has not signed a new contract - and has instead signed an extension to his existing deal, leaving his future at the network unclear. Tapper, who debuted on CNN last week, has already been given his own weekday show by Zucker,

Legendary quarterback Dan
Marino ´fathered love child
with CBS employee in 2005 -
and paid her millions
to keep quiet´
Daily Mail (UK), by Hugo Gye & Lydia Warren    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/31/2013 9:18:20 AM     Post Reply
Legendary quarterback Dan Marino fathered a secret lovechild with a junior network employee and paid her millions of dollars to keep it quiet, it emerged today. The former Miami Dolphins star cheated on Claire, his wife of 28 years, with Donna Savattere, a production assistant at CBS Sports. Their daughter Chloe was born in June 2005, and is now being raised by Ms Savattere and her husband, whom she met after her relationship with Marino. Scroll down for videos -The revelation about the Hall of Famer who has always been seen as a family man

Americans are most dissatisfied with
Obama´s economy, happiest with
the military
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 1/31/2013 9:14:34 AM     Post Reply
As the calendar prepares to exit the deepest month of winter and turn toward spring, Americans are mired in a foul mood, collectively. An understandable national emotion given the economic facts and politics, as surprising new figures revealed a stagnant and further sagging economy. But even with the year´s biggest sports block party on tap Sunday followed by the year´s worst day for work absences due to feigned illness, it´s a strange continental mood.

  


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Economic jitters compete
with Obama agenda
Associated Press, by Jim Kuhnhenn    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/31/2013 9:06:49 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON- Just as President Barack Obama is pushing new initiatives on gun control and immigration, the gloomy old problem of a sluggish economy is elbowing its way back into prominence. Consumer confidence is falling, the economy is contracting and large automatic spending cuts are threatening to hit the Pentagon and other programs, with uncertain consequences. These troubles arise as Obama´s public approval is improving and as he begins to use his sway to promote the key features of his second-term agenda. The White House, the Federal Reserve and independent economists attributed the shrinkage in gross domestic product and the drop

Mag Pushes Fake Picture
of Obama Skeet Shooting
Weekly Standard, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/31/2013 9:04:16 AM     Post Reply
President Obama recently told the New Republic magazine, "Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time." Today, after some suggested the president´s claim might not be true, the New Republic tweeted a picture supposedly proving that Obama has gone skeet shooting: @tnr: PHOTO: Obama shooting skeet at Camp David. http://whitehouse.gov1.info/camp-david/ index.html … (from http://whitehouse.gov ) The only problem: the picture is a fake, and not hosted on the White House´s website. Within minutes the magazine had deleted the tweet and admitted its mistake: We see it! We see it! Not the White House!

Alabama child hostage standoff
in second day at bunker
Associated Press, by Melissa Nelson-Gabriel*    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 1/31/2013 9:02:16 AM     Post Reply
Midland City, Ala.—A standoff in rural Alabama went into a second full day Thursday as police surrounded an underground bunker where a retired truck driver was holding a 5-year-old hostage he grabbed off a school bus after shooting the driver dead. A normally quiet dirt road was teeming with activity around the siege that began late Tuesday. Dozens of police cars, trucks, officers from multiple agencies, media and at least one ambulance lined the stretch where the dead-end residential road branches off a U.S. highway near Midland City, population 2,300.(Snip)The boy being held was watching TV and getting medication

Rubio’s amnesty: A path to
oblivion for the GOP
Daily Caller, by Ann Coulter    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 1/31/2013 8:59:03 AM     Post Reply
Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term. In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It’s like watching MSNBC, with the word “Democrats” replaced with “Republicans.” Democrats had thrown everything they had into beating Bush, crushing the Howard Dean wing

New U.S. jobless claims
jump 38,000 to 368,000
Market Watch, by Jeffry Bartash    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/31/2013 8:50:48 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - The number of people who filed new applications for U.S. unemployment benefits climbed 38,000 to a seasonally adjusted 368,000 in the week ended Jan. 26, putting them at a one-month high, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch expected claims to climb to 355,000. Initial claims have returned to a level that prevailed through the later stages of 2012 after touching a five-year low earlier this month. Claims are often extremely jumpy in January after the end of the holidays and the start of a new year. Companies let go of temporary hires

  



Phoenix office shooting:
1 dead, suspect still at large
Arizona Republic [Phoenix], by Dennis Wagner & Catherine Reagor    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 1/31/2013 8:47:14 AM     Post Reply
At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, two Arizona businessmen and an attorney were scheduled to sit down in a north-central Phoenix law office for a settlement conference in a long-running financial dispute. An hour later, one of the men lay dead just outside the entrance of the office building. Nearby, his attorney lay wounded. And the man who had faced off with them in mediation — 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon — had fled in a rented car, police said, leaving in his wake a spray of bullets, a crime scene that shut down busy North 16th Street for the rest of the
Headline corrected by staff

FBI raids Florida eye
clinic of donor linked to Sen. Bob
Menendez’s prostitution scandal
Daily Caller, by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/31/2013 8:47:13 AM     Post Reply
FBI agents have raided the West Palm Beach, Fla. eye clinic owned by Dr. Salomon Melgen, the wealthy donor to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez who allegedly procured prostitutes for him — some of them as young as 16 — during trips to the Dominican Republic. (Snip)According to the Miami Herald, records obtained from the Palm Beach County recorder show Melgen also “has an outstanding IRS lien of $11.1 million for taxes owed from 2006 to 2009.” It’s unknown whether the FBI is investigating his tax delinquency, his association with Sen. Menendez, or both.

BlackBerry Reinvents Itself to Compete
With All-Touch Smartphones
New York Times, by Walter S. Mossberg    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 1/31/2013 8:41:24 AM     Post Reply
There is a new smartphone coming to market, running on a new operating system. It´s an all-touch device—with no physical navigation controls and no physical keyboard—and serves as a platform for third-party apps. It´s meant to compete in a world defined by Apple´s AAPL -0.32% iPhone and Google´s GOOG +0.02% Android phones. It´s a BlackBerry, reinvented from the ground up. This model, called the Z10, and its operating system, called BB10, are bet-the-company moves by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion RIMM -13.64% . RIM has seen its once-dominant position in the market shrivel away,

Super Bowl Tickets Available;
Bring Cash, Lots, to the Hotel
New York Times, by BRETT MICHAEL DYKES    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 1/31/2013 8:33:07 AM     Post Reply
NEW ORLEANS — Steve Sigel has spent Super Bowl week running around this city with backpacks stuffed with thousands of dollars in cash. After leaving their base of operations — a recently rented house in a residential neighborhood — he and an associate dart in and out of public places like coffee shops and hotel lobbies, locations they have deemed safe for the frequent, high-money transactions they deal with.

Some Unions Grow Wary Of
Health Law They Backed
Wall Street Journal, by Janet Adamy    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/31/2013 8:16:46 AM     Post Reply
Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration´s health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour. Union leaders say many of the law´s requirements will drive up the costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on their parents´ plans until they turn 26. To offset that, the nation´s largest labor groups want their lower-paid members to

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