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Medal of Honor winner Clint Romesha
declines State of the Union invite
from Michelle Obama
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 8:17:46 PM     Post Reply
Just a day after receiving the Medal of Honor by the president of the United States, former Army staff sergeant Clinton Romesha has declined an invite by the first lady to be her guest at the State of the Union address Tuesday night. He said that after some soul searching he decided he’d rather spend the evening with friends from his former unit, his wife Tammy — with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday — and their families, CNN reports. “As much as a great honor it would be to be a guest of the first lady, it’s also kind of hard to break away from the friends and the family

White House:
Republicans are unpatriotic
Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 7:51:56 PM     Post Reply
How’s this for a State of the Union primer: Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s closest adviser, attributed the gridlock and struggles of the last four years to a lack of patriotism among congressional Republicans. “The president has always reached out, he’s always looked for balanced solutions,” Jarrett said today on Morning Joe. “I think part of our frustration in the first four years is oftentimes seeing Republicans put their short term political interests ahead of what’s in the best interest of the country.” National Journal’s Ron Fournier reported that the White House was “stung by the coverage of

Sebelius: Healthcare ´getting stronger´
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Elise Viebeck    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 7:44:34 PM     Post Reply
Innovations in care delivery and President Obama´s signature health law are transforming American medicine for the better, the top U.S. health official said Tuesday. In wide-ranging remarks to a medical conference in Washington, D.C., Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius thanked physicians for tolerating the challenges of a changing U.S. healthcare system. "I understand that the change is not easy," Sebelius told members of the American Medical Association. "As we transition into an era of integrated, patient-centered care, it´s inevitable that there will be some

  


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Prison ´Godfather´ O.J.
Simpson has a TV in his
cell and hosted a SUPER
BOWL party
Daily Mail (UK), by Helen Pow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2013 7:39:49 PM     Post Reply
O.J. Simpson threw a Super Bowl party in prison, with inmates cramming into his 80-square-foot cell to watch the game on his personal TV. The ex-San Francisco 49er who is serving a 33-year sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada is one of only a few prisoners to have his own TV. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of kidnapping and armed robbery. He is extremely popular in the correctional facility and has been dubbed ´The Godfather.´

Menendez flew on donor´s plane in
unreported 2008 trip to Dominican
Republic, sources say
Fox News, by Jana Winter & Judson Berger    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 7:36:50 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Robert Menendez took at least one more trip to the Dominican Republic on the plane of a doctor and campaign donor than he has publicly admitted, according to sources who spent time with the New Jersey Democrat on the unreported visit. Menendez, already under fire for his association with a South Florida doctor and political contributor whose offices were raided by the FBI on Jan. 29, visited the Dominican Republic on the doctor´s private jet in 2008 and took part in an exclusive private golf charity tournament, the sources said. Sources said Menendez flew on

UPDATE: Report – Big Bear
Cabin Engulfed in Flames
After Manhunt, Dorner Standoff
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2013 7:30:33 PM     Post Reply
Fox News has learned of reports that the cabin that murder suspect Christopher Dorner had been holed up in during a standoff with LAPD officers is now completely engulfed in flames. Other reports indicate that ammunition can be heard exploding from inside the cabin. In the photo below, you can see smoke billowing from the top of the cabin in question. Get LIVE UPDATES here.

GE to sell rest of NBC stake
to Comcast for $16.7 billion
Reuters, by Liana B. Baker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/12/2013 7:25:12 PM     Post Reply
Comcast Corp on Tuesday said it would buy General Electric´s remaining 49 percent equity stake in their NBCUniversal joint venture for about $16.7 billion, speeding up a deal that had not been expected until at least late 2014. Analysts said Comcast was getting a good deal at that price, while Comcast´s chief executive said the company moved because it was eager to take control of the business sooner than planned. Comcast shares rose 7.5 percent in afterhours trading. Comcast bought 51 percent of NBC Universal in 2011 after winning antitrust approval from the Justice Department.

  


  

Hagel Clears Committee
on Party-Line Vote
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 7:23:09 PM     Post Reply
The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) voted along party lines Tuesday to send the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense secretary to the floor of the Senate, paving the way for a potential showdown over the embattled nominee. The contentious 14 to 11 party line vote in SASC immediately spurred accusations that Senate Democrats had forced the vote despite growing Republican concern over Hagel’s lack of financial transparency. Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) was not present during the vote. Republican critics allege that Democrats flouted normal procedure by refusing to permit senators

Obama to push egalitarianism,
meritocracy in speech to nation
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink & Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 7:17:29 PM     Post Reply
President Obama will use the first State of the Union address of his second term to push hard for an egalitarian agenda and argue that government can foster an economic recovery. Obama will seek to align his administration with the middle class, and argue that his policies on taxes, spending, immigration and other issues will help restore a meritocratic America. The president will also build on the themes of his second inaugural address last month to say this society should treat everyone equally, regardless of income, race, sex or sexual orientation. “It is our unfinished task

Boehner: Obama doesn´t have
´the guts´ to tackle deficit
Fox News, by Bret Baier    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2013 6:59:17 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John Boehner, in advance of President Obama´s State of the Union address, said Tuesday that he doesn´t think the president "has the guts" to seriously address the country´s debt and deficit. The speaker aired his concerns during a breakfast outside his office on Capitol Hill with anchors and reporters covering Obama´s address Tuesday night. He said he´s pessimistic about the odds the president will tackle the country´s long-term spending problem, which he sees as the biggest threat to America´s future. "I don´t think he has the guts to do it.

Christopher Dorner shootout:
1 deputy killed, 1 wounded,
sources say
Los Angeles Times, by Phil Willon    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 6:55:15 PM     Post Reply
One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times. The San Bernardino County sheriff´s deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sources. Another deputy was also wounded in the shootout near a cabin where Dorner was believed to be holed up in the snow-covered mountains near Big Bear. His condition was not immediately known.

  


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Woman Dies in Partial-Birth Abortion
Performed by Doctor Linked to Sebelius
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ken Klukowski    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 6:49:19 PM     Post Reply
According to reports, on Feb. 7th, 29-year old Jennifer Morbelli died due to complications from a late-term abortion performed by Dr. LeRoy Carhart, an abortion doctor celebrated by the left and embraced by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. At a press conference held on Feb. 11th in Germantown, MD, it was reported Morbelli had learned there was some abnormality with her unborn child and chose to have an abortion 33 weeks into her pregnancy. (With modern technology, a child becomes viable outside the womb around 20 weeks.) The late-term abortion method used has four stages that

Heart Attack Grill spokesman
dies from heart attack
Las Vegas Sun, by Paul Takahashi    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/12/2013 6:48:53 PM     Post Reply
The second unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas has died from an apparent heart attack. John Alleman suffered a heart attack last week as he waited at the bus stop in front of the restaurant, located inside the Neonopolis at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. Alleman was taken off life support shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday, said restaurant owner Jon Basso. He was 52. "He lived a very full life," said Basso, who seemed shaken when reached by phone Monday evening. "He will be missed." The Pennsylvania native is survived by his

Obama: ´Nothing I’m Proposing
Tonight Should Increase Our
Deficit By a Single Dime´
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 6:43:10 PM     Post Reply
The White House has released limited excerpts of President Obama´s State of the Union Address: “It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class. "It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country – the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love. "It is our unfinished task to make sure that this government

Obama Meets the
Press—for Lunch
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 6:35:10 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama had lunch today with members of the press. But we likely won´t find out what was discussed: The entire luncheon was off the record. "The anchors of all three broadcast evening newscasts -- NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Diane Sawyer and CBS’s Scott Pelley -- will be in attendance," Huffington Post reported today. Former aides to Democratic politicians who are now working as journalists were scheduled to be in attendance, too. "Some cable hosts will also be on hand, including MSNBC´s Chris Matthews. George Stephanopoulos,

  


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Fort Hood Hero Says President
Obama ´Betrayed´ Her, Other Victims
ABC News, by Ned Berkowitz & Brian Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2013 6:19:28 PM     Post Reply
Three years after the White House arranged a hero´s welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. "Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview to be broadcast tonight on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "Not to the least little bit

Justice Alito attends mom´s
funeral in NJ
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2013 6:15:44 PM     Post Reply
HAMILTON, NJ — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. attended his 98-year-old mother´s funeral in New Jersey. Rose Alito died last week. She was a school teacher until she retired in 1984. The Trentonian newspaper reports the justice and about three dozen people attended the funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Hamilton Monday. They then went to Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Sam Alito was born in nearby Trenton in 1950

TV station hacker warns
of zombies in Montana
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/12/2013 6:15:28 PM     Post Reply
Great Falls - A Montana television station´s regular programming was interrupted by news of a zombie apocalypse. The Montana Television Network says hackers broke into the Emergency Alert System of Great Falls affiliate KRTV and its CW station on Monday. KRTV says on its website the hackers broadcast that "dead bodies are rising from their graves" in several Montana counties. The alert claimed the bodies were "attacking the living" and warned people not to "approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous." The network says there is no emergency

Using State of the Union
guests to convey messages
Los Angeles Times, by Wes Venteicher    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2013 6:05:42 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Seats at President Obama´s State of the Union address Tuesday night will be filled with the legislative priorities of a bitterly divided Congress. Efforts to humanize intensifying national policy battles will bring some strange bedfellows to the address, where a survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre will find herself in the same audience as Ted Nugent, a rocker turned gun rights activist who was the subject of a Secret Service investigation last year after making controversial remarks about Obama. Nugent´s invitation, which came from Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), was announced Monday, about the time

Obama´s Lies About Romney
Worked Because Republicans
Were Afraid to Define Obama
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/12/2013 5:31:13 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: I was dead serious. We talked about this yesterday. The Democrats, Obama, they can´t win in the arena of ideas. That´s not what their campaigns are about. They can´t even give voice honestly to their ideas, so what they do is simply discredit, tarnish, destroy, ruin, whatever word you want to use, their opponents. And they do it, in the case of the presidential campaign, there was two to three months in the spring to summer where all that Romney stuff ran. Romney didn´t have any money.

  



Two officers reported shot in
gun battle with fugitive
ex-cop Chris Dorner
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/12/2013 5:28:56 PM     Post Reply
Two officers have been shot during a raging gun battle with Christopher Dorner, the fugitive ex-LAPD cop suspected of killing three people in Southern California. Early reports from the scene say Dorner is currently holed up in a group of buildings in a remote area of San Bernardino National Forest, holding heavily-armed police officers at bay. Hundreds of gunshots could be heard coming from the woods when officers engaged Dorner, who promised in an online manifesto to ´wage war´ against police and kill any officers who tried to stop him. California Fish and Game wardens encountered Dorner in Big Bear

Commonly used painkiller ´should
be banned over heart risk´
Telegraph [UK], by Stephen Adams    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/12/2013 5:24:16 PM     Post Reply
Safer alternatives exist to diclofenac, say researchers at the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, who want it banned worldwide. Diclofenac, like ibuprofen, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or ‘NSAID’. It is often prescribed after surgery and to combat arthritic pain, when ibuprofen is not strong enough. It can also be purchased over the counter at a pharmacy without a prescription, for example in the branded form of Voltarol Pain-eze tablets. But two years ago the Barts researchers found that it was linked with a 40 per cent increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Depraved CNN Pundits
Defend Dorner
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/12/2013 5:23:54 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: We talked yesterday about Chris Dorner, the renegade former cop in LA. They think he mighta gone to Mexico. They´ve also learned that he knows how to fly an airplane. So they may be droning the guy if they can find him. But you have to hear this. This is on CNN this morning on Newsroom with the anchorette Carol Costello, and she´s talking to a satellite radio host about how some people are seeing Chris Dorner as a hero, as a vigilante hero, as a guy

Steny Hoyer: We Don´t Have a
"Spending" Problem; We Have
a "Paying for" Problem
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/12/2013 5:17:27 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, right here on this program, we had a sound bite for you. It was Nancy Pelosi saying, "We don´t have a spending problem." She said we have a budget deficit problem. I intended to make a point about this yesterday. As we do almost every day on this program, I had a call or I brought the subject up myself about my optimism, about how, at some point all of this is gonna bottom out and we´re gonna rebound. And I´ve been honest with you about that optimism.

Terror Cell from
´Peace Partner´ Fatah Nabbed
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Gil Ronen    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/12/2013 5:12:45 PM     Post Reply
The Shin Bet, Israel Police and IDF have exposed and arrested a terror cell whose members infiltrated an IDF base on December 21, 2012, attacked a soldier on sentry duty and stole his weapon, an M-16. The cell belonged to the Fatah movement, which is headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Its members are residents of the Kalandia and a-Ram neighborhoods of Jerusalem. It is made up of five men aged 25 to 37, one of whom is an Israeli citizen. The attack took place at the Rama base in northern Jerusalem. The suspected terrorists, who have been charged with the offenses,

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