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Dionne Warwick files for
bankruptcy, owes over $10 million
Reuters, by David Bailey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/26/2013 2:55:53 PM     Post Reply
Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne Warwick has filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey, citing tax liabilities she has attributed to financial mismanagement, her publicist said on Monday. Warwick, 72, known for "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" and other popular songs, filed the petition on March 21 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey, the state where she was born and currently lives. She listed total assets of $25,500 and total liabilities of more than $10.7 million, nearly all tax claims by the Internal Revenue Service and the state of California, according to the filing.

Georgia Senate passes
Tennessee River resolution
Atlanta Business Chronicle, by Dave Williams    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/26/2013 2:47:28 PM     Post Reply
The state of Tennessee can accept Georgia’s proposal to a long-running boundary dispute or settle it in court. That’s the message in a resolution the Georgia Senate passed overwhelmingly Monday, marking the latest chapter in Georgia’s bid to gain access to drinking water from the bountiful Tennessee River. The resolution, approved 48-2, would set the boundary between Georgia and Tennessee at the 35th parallel. That’s where the boundary was established before 1817, when an erroneous survey set it slightly to the south, said Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer, R-Duluth.

Supreme Court justices conflicted
on gay marriage case
Washington Post, by Robert Barnes & Carol Morello    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/26/2013 2:41:20 PM     Post Reply
A cautious and conflicted Supreme Court on Tuesday took up for the first time a detailed examination of same-sex marriage, and justices wondered openly about whether it was time for the court to render a judgment. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, considered to be the pivotal vote on the issue, said the court was in “uncharted waters.” He questioned whether it should have accepted the case, which concerns California’s constitutional amendment, approved by voters, that restricts marriage to heterosexual couples. (Snip) The court’s liberals sharply questioned Washington lawyer Charles J. Cooper, who represented proponents of Prop 8

  


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World Exclusive: Chelsea
Clinton Adopting African Baby
National Enquirer, by Barry Levine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 2:39:41 PM     Post Reply
Big hearted CHELSEA CLINTON plans to adopt a baby from Africa, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. The former first daughter, 33, de­cided on the surprising maternity plan after watching both parents battle potentially deadly health problems while she’s struggled to get pregnant, insiders say. “After years of worrying that she’d lose her dad Bill to a heart attack, Chelsea flipped out when her mom Hillary was hospitalized with a blood clot near her brain,” a close friend told The ENQUIRER. “The clot was successfully treated and

Last mover advantage
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/26/2013 2:37:32 PM     Post Reply
The phrase “low information voter” was originally coined to describe people who were too stupid to vote for liberal policies because they didn’t know what was good for them. “Low Information Voters will vote against labor unions, in spite of the fact that the labor unions are responsible for getting them the 40 hour work week, decent wages, employer provided health insurance, vacations, lunch hours, and breaks, among other things.” (Snip) What supposedly distinguished LIVs from ‘thinking’ voters was their use of cues instead of individual, reasoned analysis. “Cues” are proxy measures of the underlying questions they are unwilling

CBO: America Will Never See
Full Employment Under Obama
Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 2:19:58 PM     Post Reply
The Congressional Budget Office is now projecting that the U.S. economy will never achieve full employment during the eight years Barack Obama serves as president. That would make Obama the only American president during the post-World War II era who never presided over a year in which the U.S. economy offered full employment to the American people. The CBO defines “full employment” to be when the national unemployment rate is at or below what it calls the “natural unemployment rate.” The natural unemployment rate, according to CBO, is the “rate of unemployment arising from all sources except

White House leaves door open
to sending American Amanda
Knox back to Italy
Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 2:07:33 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s spokesman wouldn’t say if the administration intends to extradite Amanda Knox to Italy, where the country’s highest court has ordered she face retrial for murder charges. “This is a legal matter that is, I think, still in process,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “I just don’t have any comment on it.” Knox and her then-boyfriend wer initially convicted of murdering her housemate in Italy, but they were “freed on appeal in 2011 largely on the grounds DNA evidence was flawed,” per the Daily Mail.

  


  

White House mocks idea that
feds are using Obamacare app
to register Democratic voters
Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 1:53:43 PM     Post Reply
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney mocked the idea that partisan ambitions motivated the decision to use the Obamacare application to register new voters. “The linkage of checking off whether you want to register to vote goes back to a 1993 law regarding Medicaid,” Carney said, after asking that Republicans concerned that the application might function as a Democratic voter registration tool plan to disown recipients of Medicaid. “As a separate measure, I’m not sure that it’s such a terrible thing that people might want to register to vote.”

Napolitano: Don’t put border security
requirement in immigration bill
Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 1:47:49 PM     Post Reply
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that lawmakers should not set a minimum standard of border security as a precondition of amnesty for illegal immigrants, though the White House said President Obama is committed to border security. “I think that once people really look at the whole system and how it works, relying on one thing as a so-called ‘trigger’ is not the way to go,” Napolitano said at Christian Science Monitor breakfast, per Huffington Post. “There needs to be some kind of certainty in the bill

Video: Latest savior of the GOP
not interested in running for office
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 1:16:58 PM     Post Reply
And thus does the Ben Carson for Senate boomlet deflate, at least a little. Last night, Larry Kudlow asked the latest of ascending star of the conservative movement whether his impending retirement from medicine means that he’ll be available to make a run for office under the GOP banner. Carson makes it clear that he’s not interested in the process. Carson does express an interest in becoming a television analyst, however (via NRO‘s Andrew Johnson): With his retirement as a neurosurgeon just 100 days away, Dr. Ben Carson talked about his future plans on CNBC’s

Law and Order Plot Spotlights
"Legitimate Rape" Comment
Breitbart´s InstaBlog, by Liberty Chick    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 1:09:54 PM     Post Reply
You just knew they weren´t going to pass up this opportunity. ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment Featured In Law & Order Plot Law & Order Special Victims Unit on NBC will feature Missouri Rep. Todd Akin´s comment in an upcoming episode. “Ripped from the headlines, words that set off a national controversy,” the show’s promo says. Then, seated in the witness chair at a rape trial, is a U.S. congressman. “It’s nearly impossible for a victim of legitimate rape to become pregnant,” the actor says, a paraphrase of Rep. Akin’s August 18, 2012 comment that

  


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School Bans the Word ‘Easter’
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 1:03:19 PM     Post Reply
Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs – but they can’t call them ‘Easter Eggs’ have the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity. “We had in the past a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at school,” said Heritage Elementary School principal Lydia Davenport. “So we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.” Television station WHNT reported that teachers were informed that no activities related to or centered around any religious holiday would be allowed –

Obama Passover Message: About
My Groundbreaking Trip to Israel…
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 12:53:24 PM     Post Reply
President Obama patted himself on the back for his trip to Israel in his annual Passover message today: As we prepare for our fifth Seder in the White House, Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Passover here in America, in the State of Israel, and around the world. Tonight, Jewish families will gather with family and friends to celebrate with songs, wine, and food. They will read from the Haggadah, and retell the story that makes this holiday so powerful. Last week, I visited the state of Israel for the third time,

Largest U.S. Muslim Group Features
Terror in Flagship Publication
PJ Media, by Joe Kaufman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 12:48:03 PM     Post Reply
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest Muslim organization in the United States and Canada. It encompasses youth movements — including the largest Islamic collegiate group, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) — as well as hundreds of mosques throughout North America. ISNA issues a bi-monthly publication titled Islamic Horizons. At face value, the magazine seems innocuous. However, it is filled with features and advertisements linked to radical Islamic thought and activity. A feature story from the January/February 2013 issue covers the life of Nihad Awad, and

Nike releases Tiger Woods
ad some find controversial
CBS News, by Kyle Porter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 12:38:33 PM     Post Reply
Nike released this ad shortly after Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and re-ascended to the No. 1 ranking in the world on Monday. Some people found the ad to be a bit -- controversial. But the slogan "winning takes care of everything" was something Woods himself said during the Tour Championship last year. The quote was a semi-response to Greg Norman saying earlier that week that Woods was intimidated by Rory McIlroy. Woods said during the Tour Championship that he was just taking care of his own business and not worrying about

  


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Same-sex and the Supremes
New York Post, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/26/2013 12:28:15 PM     Post Reply
Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments on California’s Proposition 8. Tomorrow it will hear a related case involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Each defines marriage as a union between a man and woman. The question is whether the court will use the cases to discover a right to same-sex marriage. We hope they choose a more modest path. What does that mean? At its heart, it means trusting the American people acting through their elected representatives at the state level. The reasons are both practical and constitutional.

Obama: I Want to Sign Immigration
Reform Bill as Soon as Possible
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 12:28:15 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, President Barack Obama tried to jumpstart the process for getting comprehensive immigration reform--and a path to citizenship for the 11-12 million illegal immigrants in the country--passed and said he wanted an immigration bill as soon as possible. “I expect the debate to begin next month. I want to sign that bill into law as soon as possible,” Obama said. “We know that real reform means continuing to strengthen our border security and holding employers accountable. … Let’s get this done.” The Senate´s "Gang of Eight," which is composed of Senators like John McCain (R-AZ),

Ind. court upholds broadest
school voucher program
Associated Press, by Charles Wilson and Tom Lobianco    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/26/2013 12:27:47 PM     Post Reply
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the law creating the nation´s broadest school voucher program, clearing the way for a possible expansion. In a 5-0 vote, the justices rejected claims that the law primarily benefited religious institutions that run private schools and accepted arguments that it gave families choice and allowed parents to determine where the money went. The court said the law did not violate the state constitution´s guarantee of religious freedom or a ban on the use of state funds for religious institutions. (Snip) it doesn´t prohibit them from receiving indirect government services,

Store owner cancels
Mark Kelly gun buy
Politico, by Kevin Robillard    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 3/26/2013 12:19:18 PM     Post Reply
The owner of a gun store in Tucson, Ariz., has canceled Mark Kelly’s purchase of an AR-15 because the gun control advocate doesn’t plan on keeping the assault weapon. Kelly,(Snip)bought the gun earlier this month to show how easy it is to buy an assault weapon. He said he planned on turning the gun over to Tucson police. "While I support and respect Mark Kelly’s 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle

Relax, Obamacare´s Voter-Registration
Question Is Not a Secret Democrat Ploy
Atlantic Wire, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 12:11:19 PM     Post Reply
Among the 60 pages that comprise the planned online application for the Affordable Care Act is this one: "Would you like to register to vote?" As it does in the application for any public assistance program, by law. But why let that get in the way of a great conservative media story? The conservative Washington Examiner was the first to report on a letter sent to Kathleen Sibelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, by Rep. Charles Boustany. Boustany, a Louisiana Republican, said

  



First Word from the Supreme Court
on Prop 8: The Justices Are Hedging
Atlantic Wire, by Alexander Abad-Santos    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2013 12:03:40 PM     Post Reply
As word streams out from those inside the Supreme Court hearing on California´s ban on gay marriage, it´s now being reported that the Proposition 8 ban will likely not be struck down by justices — and that the key justice, Anthony Kennedy, may push for the Court to dismiss Prop. 8, one of two cases on the same-sex marriage issue being heard this week. This whole thing might end up being one big tease. The ruling itself likely won´t come until June, of course, and a lot of this

Nixon has won Watergate
USA Today, by Jonathan Turley    Original Article
Posted By: Rafter- 3/26/2013 12:02:08 PM     Post Reply
This month, I spoke at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal with some of its survivors at the National Press Club. {Snip} From unilateral military actions to warrantless surveillance that were key parts of the basis for Nixon´s impending impeachment, the painful fact is that Barack Obama is the president that Nixon always wanted to be. Four decades ago, Nixon was halted in his determined effort to create an "imperial presidency" with unilateral powers and privileges. In 2013, Obama wields those very same powers openly and without serious opposition.

Audio: ´Witness 8´ interview
in George Zimmerman case
Central Florida News 13, by Amanda Evans    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 3/26/2013 11:59:28 AM     Post Reply
SANFORD -- For the first time, we are hearing from the teenager believed to be the last person to talk to Trayvon Martin moments before his deadly confrontation with George Zimmerman. The teen, known only as "Witness 8," is considered to be the prosecution´s key witness, but Zimmerman´s attorneys said she lied during a deposition by the Martin family´s attorney, Benjamin Crump. A new motion filed Monday said the state knew Witness 8, said to be a girlfriend of Trayvon Martin´s from Miami, had been lying, but never came out with it.

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