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Sioux Falls Police: Adrian
Peterson’s Son Has Died
WCCO-TV [Minneapolis], by Bill Hudson    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/11/2013 6:43:05 PM     Post Reply
MINNEAPOLIS – Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son, who had been in critical condition after being beaten, has died from his injuries, according to Sioux Falls police. Peterson was in Sioux Falls on Thursday, visiting the boy who police said had been allegedly beaten severely by the man who the mother of the boy is dating. The child that Peterson was seen with this fall at training camp is not the 2-year-old who has died. Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, was arrested in the case and is expected to be charged in the coming days with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an

Republicans retreat from US budget
hard line
Financial Times, by Richard McGregor and James Politi    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 10/11/2013 6:38:38 PM     Post Reply
A sharp public backlash against the political logjam in Washington has pushed Republicans to moderate their hardline stance on the budget, raising hopes of a deal with the White House ahead next week’s deadline to approve new government borrowings. Senior Republicans were galvanised by an NBC/Wall St Journal poll showing the lowest ratings for the party since the survey started in 1989, prompting them to submit plans to jumpstart talks with Barack Obama and the Democrats. (Snip) Republican demands that Barack Obama cut funding for or delay his healthcare law – a deal-breaker for Democrats – now appear to be off

Ted Cruz confronts President
Obama at White House
Politico, by Burgess Everett    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 10/11/2013 6:32:28 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz confronted President Barack Obama over his health care law during a meeting at the White House Friday attended by dozens of GOP senators. Cruz told Obama that any deal to reopen the government must also provide relief for those negatively affected by Obamacare. (Snip) “I told the president exactly the same thing I have told you here today: That we need to work together and fund the government and at the same time provide substantial relief to the millions of people who are hurting because of Obamacare, who are losing their jobs, being forced into part-time work

  


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Barack Obama, Our Dogmatic Amateur
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 10/11/2013 6:19:30 PM     Post Reply
Like the Mississippi, the Affordable Care Act just keeps rolling along. And as it does, the problems continue to pile up, one on top of the other. The most recent one, of course, is the disastrous rollout of the ObamaCare exchanges. It’s not simply that it’s failed; it’s that the failure has been so complete, so total, and it has occurred despite the Obama administration having had so much time to prepare for this moment. It isn’t helpful to the president, of course, that even the elite media is covering the story with some candor, skeptically rather than worshipfully.

Rep. Peter King backs discharge
petition on ‘clean’ funding bill
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Mike Lillis    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/11/2013 6:09:27 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) would support a discharge petition on a "clean" spending bill if GOP leaders don´t bring it to the floor soon, the centrist Republican vowed this week. King has long pushed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to take up the Senate-passed continuing resolution (CR) to reopen the government. But he has refused to buck leadership further by endorsing the Democrats´ discharge petition, which would force a floor vote on the bill. Until Friday. "If we have to do a discharge petition, ultimately, we will, but this is going to come [to the floor]," King said in an interview with Bloomberg´s Al

Should the Tea Party
split from the GOP?
The Week, by Frances Weaver    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/11/2013 6:08:17 PM     Post Reply
M ost people would probably agree that the Republican Party is having a bit of an identity crisis right now. To all intents and purposes, Tea Party activists have been holding the rest of the GOP — and the country — hostage in their attempt to defund ObamaCare. That´s just part of a longer-term pattern of far-right candidates launching primary challenges against their fellow Republican incumbents whenever they haven´t been suitably "conservative" enough for the Tea Party wing. Of course, some Republicans are in complete denial, as Fareed Zakaria points out at The Washington Post. They claim that the ongoing government shutdown

Confusion spreads in GOP: ‘There’s
plates spinning everywhere’
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Peter Schroeder & Bernie Becker *    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 10/11/2013 6:03:17 PM     Post Reply
House and Senate Republicans have found a new obstacle in the government shutdown and debt-limit fights: each other. GOP lawmakers from both chambers are expressing confusion and frustration with how their colleagues across the Capitol are approaching talks with the White House, with many thinking their respective camp should be in the lead. "There´s plates spinning everywhere. Everybody´s now trying to work on this," said Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.), a member of House GOP leadership. "It´s just confusing to try to figure out what´s the deal that´s actually getting traction." Some Senate Republicans emerged from a lengthy meeting with President

  


  

Now ANYONE can find you on Facebook:
Outrage as site removes privacy option for
users to hide their profile in search results
Daily Mail [UK], by Victoria Woolaston    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 6:01:06 PM     Post Reply
Facebook is facing another backlash from users and privacy campaigners after announcing it is once again changing its privacy settings. Up until now Facebook let people hide their profiles in search results using the ´Who can look up your timeline by name?´ setting, but the social networking site is retiring this feature with almost immediate effect. The option was removed from the accounts of people who hadn´t enabled it last year, and Facebook has announced it is removing the feature from everyone else´s accounts starting from now. Sean Walsh, head of social media and content for Blue Claw told MailOnline: ´In a

Obama turns down
Republicans’ proposal
Politico, by Burgess Everett & Jake Sherman*    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 10/11/2013 5:57:56 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama spoke with House Speaker John Boehner on Friday but did not wholly accept the House Republican plan to open government, raise the debt ceiling and open budget talks, sources said. “The President and the Speaker spoke by telephone a few minutes ago. They agreed that we should all keep talking,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner. Senior Republican sources say Obama is amenable to changes to mandatory and discretionary spending, but needs Republicans to commit to increasing governmental revenue. Obama also acknowledged that an unpopular medical device tax is not core to the health care law,

Only 2 People Attend ´Obamacare
and You!´ Event in South Carolina
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 10/11/2013 5:51:32 PM     Post Reply
Last night, the organization formerly known as President Obama´s reelection campaign, Organizing for Action, held an Obamacare event in Greenville, South Carolina. The event was called "Obamacare and You!" "Let´s discuss what this Affordable Care Act means for you and your community. This session will help you understand the benefits and will equip you to spread the word about the benefits of Obamacare in your community. Come out and get the facts!!," the event advertisement said. But it wasn´t widely attended. Only two people, in addition to the two organizers, showed up. Here´s a picture of the two participants:

Big Government Has
Damaged Its Brand
National Review Online, by David French    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/11/2013 5:50:16 PM     Post Reply
As the new NBC/WSJ poll indicates, the public-relations phase of this current fight seems to have taken a rather sharp negative turn for Republicans — and for the key Republican leaders involved. I’m skeptical these numbers will have any ultimate impact on the mid-term elections (or the ultimate reelection prospects for Senators Cruz and Lee), but they’re certainly bad news, and we shouldn’t pretend otherwise. It’s always vital for conservatives to remember that while we have a much greater ability to communicate our message than we did in 1995, we can still sometimes live in our own media echo-chamber, and

  


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Repeal, Not Repair
National Review Online, by Jeffrey H. Anderson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/11/2013 5:37:54 PM     Post Reply
Republicans have long been united, as a general principle, against the partial repeal of Obamacare. Their focus has wisely been on repealing, rather than fixing, President Obama’s signature legislation. Indeed, the very nature of Obamacare almost necessitates this approach. As Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius explained about Obamacare even before the Democrats passed it without a single Republican vote, “[W]e have to have a comprehensive approach, because the pieces of the puzzle are too closely tied to one another.” She added, “Pieces of the puzzle are necessarily tied together if you have a comprehensive approach.” Comprehensive legislation, it

Jerry Brown signs lead ammo ban,
vetoes bill to ban semi-automatic rifles
Sacramento Bee, by David Siders    Original Article
Posted By: addicted_to_coffee- 10/11/2013 5:35:42 PM     Post Reply
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning the use of lead ammunition in hunting, but he vetoed the most controversial gun control bill the Legislature sent to him this year, a proposal to ban the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles. The bills were among the highest profile in a package of gun control bills Brown acted on Friday.

Putting Military Families in Harm’s Way
National Review Online, by Hans von Spakovsky    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/11/2013 5:33:46 PM     Post Reply
So the families of service members killed in the line of duty since October 1 will receive death benefits after all. Last night, President Obama signed a bill that specifically authorized those payments. But the late-night drama wasn’t necessary at all. Nothing had ever prevented the administration from making those payments. The only thing that stood between the military survivors and their benefits was the administration’s very strained reading of existing law — an interpretation completely out of character with the very broad readings the administration has given other federal statutes over the past five years. In trying to justify the administration’s

Senate Republicans
Look to Jam Boehner
National Review Online, by Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/11/2013 5:25:38 PM     Post Reply
Returning from their White House meeting with President Obama, some Republican senators said they are fed up with how Speaker John Boehner and the House GOP have handled the shutdown showdown and are ready to take charge of the debate. “The House Republicans so far don’t want to get rid of the shutdown. I don’t know in what world we’re faring well under the shutdown, in terms of policy or politics. So, in that sense, yeah, I’d rather have the Senate” take charge, says Arizona senator Jeff Flake. Senator Susan Collins of Maine is leading negotiations with Democrats over a bill to

  


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A Young Caller Hears the True History
of the 1995 Government Shutdown
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/11/2013 5:21:39 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Up next at Cleveland, this is Tanner. Tanner, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here. Hi. CALLER: Hi. How are you doing, Rush? RUSH: Good. CALLER: Thank you so much for taking my phone call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: I´m nervous. I´m just going to let you know that I am a young Republican. I´m actually a politician for the State of Ohio, and I´m nervous. I´m very, very nervous of what´s going to happen. If the GOP wins or loses this shutdown, no matter what, I believe myself and probably other Republicans, we will not win 2014. I am very

There’s often a curious telepathy when
you’re in the barber’s chair
Telegraph [UK], by Graeme Archer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/11/2013 5:14:47 PM     Post Reply
I missed a trick on Thursday morning, the day the Government announced its new Immigration Bill. I was at the GP’s surgery for a check-up, and forgot to ask the doctor how he felt: one of the Bill’s proposals is a requirement for “overseas nationals” to demonstrate legal residency before they can access NHS services, such as a GP consultation. This measure--as well as similar ones to require landlords to carry out checks on the residency status of putative tenants--has met with opposition. Shami Chakrabarti, the director of Liberty (and more or less a force for good in this world)

NBC/WSJ Poll: The
Agony and the Ecstasy
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/11/2013 5:07:43 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Let´s just get into this NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that just totally turned Washington upside down yesterday. I mean, it just dispirited every Republican who heard about it. And it ignited and made joyously happy every Democrat and every media person who heard about it. It is the NBC poll, and it panicked the Republicans. The poll that shows the Republicans literally getting killed over the government shutdown. It´s not even close to other polling data. Other polls on the shutdown, yeah, the Republicans are being blamed more than Democrats, but not by a big spread. But in this poll,

Liberals Destroy the GOP Brand -- and
Republicans Don´t Defend the Product
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/11/2013 5:02:19 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Let´s face it, folks. The Republican brand and I´m not even big on that kind of lingo, but since it works in helping to communicate things, it´s worth talking about it in that sense. The Republican brand right now is really damaged. It´s damaged to a point that there´s specific things that are gonna have to happen for it to be fixed. The brand has been damaged over the years by what? Paid smear ads for one thing; indoctrination education; Hollywood; the pop culture; the Democrat Party with their allies in the media who cannot to this day even

Nate Silver Pours Water On
Media´s Shutdown Narrative
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/11/2013 4:58:34 PM     Post Reply
Nate Silver, The New York Times´ polling guru of 2012 (who has since moved to ESPN), has taken a look at the government shutdown polls (and history) and concluded that things don´t look as bad for the GOP as the media would have you believe. While Silver cautions that this could change over time, especially if the government doesn’t reopen or if America defaults on its debt; the media, he believes, are currently displaying irrational exuberance about how this might be a game-changer in favor of Democrats come the 2014 midterms. Silver breaks his argument down into six parts, starting

  



Mike Lee and Ted
Cruz Fight for You
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/11/2013 4:52:56 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: To the audio sound bites we go. This morning on CNN´s newsroom, anchor John Berman spoke with the Christian Broadcasting Network chief political correspondent David Brody about Ted Cruz and the government shutdown. The CNN anchor said, "You heard Van Jones from Crossfire asking if Ted Cruz would apologize to the Republican Party for his role in the shutdown. Now, I don´t suspect he will be apologizing to this crowd at the Values Voters Summit going on in Washington. So what message do you think Ted Cruz will send?" See, Van Jones on CNN, who is Van Jones but a

New GOP Shutdown/Debt Plan,
But No Agreement Yet
Associated Press, by Alan Fram, David Espo    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 10/11/2013 4:19:24 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday. Republicans also seek changes in the three-year-old health care law known as Obamacare as part of an end to an impasse that has roiled financial markets and idled 350,000 federal workers. President Barack Obama has insisted he will not negotiate with Republicans over federal spending — or anything else — until the government is reopened and the $16.7 debt limit raised to avert the possibility of

Why Ted Cruz is Now Discredited
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/11/2013 4:16:16 PM     Post Reply
I pointed out the other day that President Obama has unquestionably been hurt by the government shutdown, but Republicans have been hurt more. How bad is it for the GOP? The most recent Gallup poll shows the GOP is viewed favorably by 28 percent of Americans–down 10 points since September and the lowest number for either party since Gallup began asking the question in 1992. “The Republican Party is clearly taking a bigger political hit from Americans thus far in the unfolding saga,” according to the Gallup analysis. Then there’s a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, which (as Rod Dreher helpfully summarizes)

Federal Judge Orders National
Park Service to Reopen Park
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/11/2013 4:07:17 PM     Post Reply
A federal judge on Wednesday sided with the McLean Youth Lacrosse organization to force the National Park Service (NPS) to immediately reopen Langley Fork Park in McLean, Va. Attorney for both the NPS and McLean Youth Lacrosse will return to court on Oct. 18 to determine a permanent solution. In the meantime the park will remain open for anyone to use. The Washington Post reports: “It’s a major relief,” said David “Bucky” Morris, McLean Youth Lacrosse’s executive director. “I’m not sure how long it goes for, but, hopefully, it’s long enough that it goes through the government shutdown.” A spokeswoman for the Fairfax

Calif. Gov. Brown vetoes bill
banning semi-automatic rifles
Associated Press, by Don Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 10/11/2013 4:03:41 PM     Post Reply
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states. The governor announced signing other gun-related legislation on Friday but rejected the centerpiece bill, which would have imposed the nation’s toughest restrictions on gun ownership.

Who Did You Vote for Last Year?
Think Hard. I’ll Wait.
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/11/2013 4:00:13 PM     Post Reply
A few minor quibbles with the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing terrible numbers for Republicans. (Don’t get me wrong, I think the news for the GOP is largely bad.) For starters, the most prominent numbers come from surveying adults, not registered voters or likely voters. And then you get deep into the numbers . . .(Snip for graphic) So for starters, 14 percent of this sample isn’t registered to vote. I’d love to see the crosstabs of how this sub-sample feels about what’s going on in Washington. You’ll recall President Obama won the popular vote in 2012, 51.1 percent to 47.2

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