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Something Clinton This Way Comes
Weekly Standard, by Jay Cost    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/10/2013 5:22:24 AM     Post Reply
The governorship of Virginia has been held by some of the most eminent men in American history: Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Randolph, Henry Lee, James Monroe. And now, Terry McAuliffe will sit in their chair. Depressing? Perhaps, but it is worth remembering that for about half a century, the political machine of Harry Byrd selected Virginia governors based upon their loyalty to “the Organization.” (Snip)What to make of the longer-term implications of the 2013 off-off-year elections, both in Virginia and in New Jersey, where Chris Christie cruised to an overwhelming victory?

Who Assassinated John F. Kennedy?
New York Post, by Susannah Cahalan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/10/2013 5:18:25 AM     Post Reply
Half a century later, and we still have our doubts. More than 50% of Americans believe that there were multiple shooters involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy— and just 24% believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, according to an Associated Press poll released this month. That fateful day in Dallas still remains the single most talked about moment in American history. There have been 40,000 books published on the president — a good chunk of which are devoted to the various conspiracy theories. Here are the main culprits, according to conspiracy theorists:The Mob Detailed in: “The

‘The Armstrong Lie,’ Alex Gibney’s
Portrait of Lance as a Liar
Daily Beast, by Thomas Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 11/10/2013 5:14:31 AM     Post Reply
The latest film from Alex Gibney, the investigative documentarian behind We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks and the Academy-Award winning Taxi to the Dark Side, is The Armstrong Lie. The film began in 2009 as a chronicle of Lance Armstrong´s comeback Tour de France after his retirement from the sport in 2005. However, when Armstrong was banned from cycling in 2012 for using performance enhancing drugs, Gibney felt it necessary to revisit his as yet-unreleased film. The uplifting story of Armstrong became a probing look at the culture of doping in professional cycling and the fall of its biggest



Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and
the Tea Party´s 2016 problem
The Week, by Bill Scher    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/10/2013 5:10:57 AM     Post Reply
A s the The New York Times detailed over the weekend, and as The Week´s Matt Lewis predicted in July, a rivalry is brewing between Tea Party favorites Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Each side is bad-mouthing the other, saying its rival is unelectable in the 2016 presidential race. Cruz reportedly trashed Paul as fatally linked to his extremist father, while Paul´s aides call Cruz "the chief of the wacko birds." Intraparty scraps are nothing new, and often the survivor emerges stronger. Barack Obama went the full 12 rounds with Hillary Clinton, and came out the other end battle-hardened. But for conservative

Conservatives Rip Virginia GOP Effort,
But Kept Their Wallets Stowed
Time, by Zeke J. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/10/2013 5:07:24 AM     Post Reply
Since Republicans lost Virginia’s gubernatorial election Nov. 5, conservative and Tea Party groups have rushed to pin the blame on the party’s establishment, which reduced its financial support in the final weeks of the race. More money, they argue, may have made the difference in Ken Cuccinelli’s close loss to Democrat Terry McAuliffe. “There are a lot of questions people are going to be asking and that is, was leaving Cuccinelli alone in the first week of October, a smart move,” Cuccinelli strategist Chris La Civita told the Washington Post shortly after the election. “We were on our own. Just look

Obama’s Republic of Lies
PJ Media, by Roger Kimball    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/10/2013 4:59:31 AM     Post Reply
“Access to power,” Plato said in The Republic, “must be confined to men who are not in love with it.” I think that’s pretty good advice, and I wish our masters in Washington were a bit better at following it than they are. It is a curious irony that the burning desire for high office is a disqualifying character trait for the beneficent exercise of high office. But we see corroborative evidence of that irony all around us. More from Plato: “All goes wrong when, starved for lack of anything good in their own lives, men turn to public affairs hoping

Obama considers costly unilateral
“fix” of Obamacare subsidies
Hot Air, by Karl    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/10/2013 4:56:57 AM     Post Reply
When the going for Obamacare gets tough, the Administration considers throwing more money at the problem. To quote the Allahpundit, “Shocka“: The Obama administration is considering a fix to the president’s health care law that would expand the universe of individuals who receive tax subsidies to help buy insurance, an administration source told The Huffington Post.(Snip)Even liberal pundits like Paul Waldman wonder how the Administration does this without Congress. True, Obama has not considered the Constitution to be much of a constraint in other situations. On the other hand, exploding the projected cost of O-care subsidies from $458 billion to



Obamacare Is Running Out of Bullets
Bloomberg View, by Megan McArdle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/10/2013 4:52:54 AM     Post Reply
There are two key signs that the administration of President Barack Obama is having trouble coping with the events of the last month. The first is what it hasn’t done: attacked insurance companies. For the past four years, insurers have been a punching bag of the administration and the Democratic Party. Whenever insurers did something the administration didn’t like as a result of the new health-care law, Democrats punched back, hard, with complaints about greedy insurers who were blaming the White House for their own failures. Not this time. Left-leaning columnists and policy wonks have been suggesting that the cancellation

What Mass Killers Want—
And How to Stop Them
Wall Street Journal, by Ari N. Schulman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/10/2013 4:49:20 AM     Post Reply
Public shootings have become a familiar American spectacle in recent years, and two more occurred in recent weeks. The details are still unfolding, but so far these episodes seem to fit the general pattern. At Los Angeles International Airport, a young man entered a public area and started firing. Three days later, in the midst of intense media coverage of the first event, another young man did the same at a shopping mall in suburban New Jersey. One penned a note beforehand about his actions, the other a manifesto. Only the L.A. shooter appears to have meant to kill others,

The best way to say thank you to a
vet on Veterans Day -- fix the VA
Fox News, by Amber Barno    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/10/2013 4:47:25 AM     Post Reply
This weekend and on Monday we salute our veterans: Past, present, old, young, those who served in combat and those who have not. Each and every one of them answered the call to defend freedom at all costs to benefit something larger than themselves; the greater good of the United States of America. There are currently over 20 million veterans in America. Each one has a story, has family, and friends. Each with hopes and aspirations for the future. Each put them on hold to defend the Red, White, and Blue. President John F. Kennedy once said on Veterans Day,

Relief effort begins after
Philippines typhoon
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/10/2013 4:44:35 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. and other governments and agencies are mounting a major relief effort to help victims of the Philippine typhoon. Brian Goldbeck, acting ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, issued a disaster declaration to provide an immediate $100,000 for relief efforts. Officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development are deployed around the country to monitor the damage. Other charities working to provide relief in the Philippines include: ------ UNITED NATIONS WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME The United Nations World Food Programme said it has allocated $2 million for the disaster response and officials joined an assessment mission to survey damage in Leyte and Samar provinces. WFP



Tesla Fires Raise Doubts About
Seemingly Untouchable Company
ABC News, by Colleen Curry    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/10/2013 4:38:15 AM     Post Reply
The headline-grabbing electric car company Tesla suffered another blow to its image this week when one of its Model S cars caught fire, the third in six weeks to do so. In all cases, drivers walked away from the battery-powered cars uninjured. But for a company that touts the best safety rating in the auto industry and accolades like "Car of the Year" and "Best Car Ever Tested," the reports of cars bursting into flames are troubling. Tesla´s stocks tumbled 26 percent in the wake of that news, and the company´s third-quarter earnings report, released on Tuesday, showed lower than projected sales. The

Remembrance Sunday to be
marked at the Cenotaph
- Thread Closed
BBC News [UK], by Nick Higham    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/10/2013 4:05:04 AM     Post Reply
More than 10,000 military veterans and civilians will march past the Cenotaph later to mark Remembrance Sunday. For the first time, their number will include representatives of a World War Two unit known as "Churchill´s Secret Army". The Queen will lead the nation´s commemorations from Whitehall. A two-minute silence will be observed by military veterans and senior officers, political and religious leaders and Commonwealth dignitaries. [Snip] The marchers will set off down Whitehall in London after the silence and the wreath laying ceremony. And services will take place across the UK at war memorials, as well as in other Commonwealth

The tyranny of bureaucracy
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele    Original Article
Posted By: davesenior- 11/10/2013 3:51:21 AM     Post Reply
Saint Paul noted some 2,000 years ago that the root of all evil is the love of money. A corollary of that prescription might be that the root of all tyranny is the love of other people’s money. It would seem that the power to tax and spend is a lure to potential tyrants as much as putrefying carrion is to bare-toothed scavengers.[SNIP]No wonder the Tea Party, with its insistence on turning off the federal spigot, is being painted by progressives as a danger to the national well-being. The national well-being, after all, is a state of stuporific addiction to

Typhoon Haiyan:
Thousands feared dead in Philippines
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/10/2013 3:48:46 AM     Post Reply
Around 10,000 people may have died in just one area of the Philippines hit by Typhoon Haiyan, according to officials. One of the worst storms on record, it destroyed homes, schools and an airport in the eastern city of Tacloban. Neighbouring Samar island was also badly affected, with reports of 300 people dead and 2,000 missing. The Philippine government has so far only confirmed the deaths of 151 people throughout the country, but hundreds of thousands have been displaced. The BBC´s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports that the scene in Tacloban, the capital of Leyte province, is one of utter devastation.



We must always honour our dead. But
today let´s also remember war heroes
who can never forget: Rock legend Bryan
Adams, who took this powerful image,
argues it has a vital message for us all
Daily Mail [UK], by Bryan Adams    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/10/2013 3:34:34 AM     Post Reply
Tomorrow morning, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we will, once again, bow our heads throughout the traditional two-minute silence in remembrance of The Fallen. We will honour not just those who died in the First and Second World Wars, but those who lost their lives in many battles over the decades since, including those in the arid deserts of Iraq and in the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. [Snip] Those who sacrificed their lives. Those who selflessly put duty before desire, and honour above home. Those who did what was asked of them.

Talks on Iran´s nuclear programme collapse
at the eleventh hour after France says it
will not be forced into a ´sucker´s deal´
Daily Mail [UK], by Wills Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/10/2013 2:56:40 AM     Post Reply
Marathon talks on a deal to temporarily curb Iran´s nuclear program have broken down after a negotiations between foreign ministers ran into trouble late last night.[Snip] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of six other delegations conferred with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a late-night session which broke up after midnight. The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, told France Inter radio yesterday that Paris would not accept a ´sucker´s deal´. They complained the text which was drafted as part of the agreement had been presented a ´fait accompli´ and did not want to be forced

White House relying more
on insurance carriers to help
fix HealthCare.gov
Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/9/2013 11:12:11 PM     Post Reply
The White House is increasing its reliance on insurers by accepting their technical help in efforts to repair the problem-ridden online health insurance marketplace and prioritizing consumers’ ability to buy plans directly from the carriers. The Obama administration’s broader cooperation with insurers is a tacit acknowledgment that the federal insurance exchange — fraught with software and hardware flaws that have frustrated many Americans trying to buy coverage — might not be working smoothly by the target date of Nov. 30, according to several health experts familiar with the administration’s thinking. White House officials reject the idea that the strategy represents

Iranian nuclear talks end without a deal
Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung and Joby Warrick    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/9/2013 11:09:05 PM     Post Reply
GENEVA — Two days of marathon negotiations, by far the most direct and extended high-level contact between the United States and Iran in more than three decades, ended early Sunday without agreement on an interim plan on Iran’s disputed nuclear program. After a tumultuous day of bargaining, diplomats emerged after midnight to acknowledge they had fallen short of a deal that would have required Iran to suspend key parts of its nuclear program in exchange for modest relief on economic sanctions. The sides will try again Nov. 20. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who had flown to Geneva at

For Obama, and Democrats, it’s crunch time
Washington Post, by Dan Balz    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/9/2013 11:06:34 PM     Post Reply
President Obama likes to say he will never again be running for office, but every Democrat knows he will be on the ballot figuratively in 2014, and 2016, as well. Right now they are rightly nervous about that prospect. A month ago, political Washington was transfixed by the errors committed by congressional Republicans. Those missteps led to a partial shutdown of the government, which in turn has brought approval of the GOP to record lows in many public opinion surveys. Nothing about that has changed. But today, it’s Obama in the spotlight. A president famous for his unflappability, he is


Philippine super typhoon kills at
least 10,000, official says
Reuters, by Manuel Mogato    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/9/2013 10:53:34 PM     Post Reply
TACLOBAN, Philippines -One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through the province on Friday, said chief superintendent Elmer Soria, a regional police director. Most of the deaths appear to have been caused by surging sea water strewn with debris that many described as similar to a tsunami, which leveled houses and

Obama’s cheerful capitulation [updated]
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/9/2013 10:35:18 PM     Post Reply
Scott has compared the impending deal between President Obama and the Iranian regime to the 1938 Munich Agreement with Nazi Germany that delivered “peace in our time” for ten months. The comparison is apt. The main difference I see between the two capitulations is that in 1938 Germany held a strong hand, whereas today Iran holds a weak one. In this sense, Obama’s deal is even more problematic than Neville Chamberlain’s. In 1938, Germany was rearmed and ready to roll; England and France were ill-prepared to fight back. In addition, the Nazi government was firmly entrenched in Germany; there was

American Thinker, by Bruce Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/9/2013 9:54:10 PM     Post Reply
There are so many instances where it would be appropriate to use the "period" verbal punctuation with this President. "Period", it is final. I have spoken, no need for further discussion. Case closed. Issue resolved. We all know of the "you can keep you health insurance if you like it, period" and the "you can keep your doctor if you like him, period." But, the alleged, the suggested promise that comes with the "period" comment is applicable in so many other instances. It would be wise to add "period" to all his misdirections, past and future, as a reminder of

Book: Trump Forced President to
Search Mom´s Keepsakes for Birth Certificate
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/9/2013 9:39:13 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama’s “most persistent distraction” when he launched his re-election campaign in April 2011 was not the economy, the Tea Party movement, the GOP presidential primary field, the unpopularity of Obamacare, or even the soon-to-be-launched mission to take out Osama bin laden. No, the most pressing issue for the president was the fact that real estate mogul Donald Trump had been challenging him over his birth certificate, according to the new book Double Down: Game Change 2012. “[T]he most persistent distraction Obama was facing personified by Donald Trump, the real estate billionaire and reality show ringmaster who was flirting

Clinton White House
ignored 9/11 warnings
Washington Times, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 11/9/2013 9:00:10 PM     Post Reply
It took 11 years, but Judicial Watch recently received a response to a 2002 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that revealed another major missed opportunity by the Clinton administration to prevent the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which is part of perhaps the most catastrophic failure in the history of U.S. intelligence. The new document reads like a Robert Ludlum spy novel, replete with exotic locales and sinister plots. Its pages explode with intricate twists and international intrigue. The villains are palpably evil; their plans, pernicious and deadly. But the good guys seemed largely oblivious to their machinations. The chilling details

No deal in Iran nuclear talks,
more talks set
Los Angeles Times, by Paul Richter    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/9/2013 8:44:11 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -After days of rising expectations, diplomats from six world powers failed in marathon talks with Iran to seal a preliminary deal aimed at launching comprehensive negotiations on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program. Foreign ministers, who had hoped for a breakthrough on one of the world’s most urgent security challenges, said instead early Sunday that they had been unable to resolve issues raised by France in 16½ hours of talks on Saturday. As a result, they said, lower-level officials will return to Geneva in 10 days to resume their effort to end a decade of diplomatic stalemate on the issue.

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