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Expert Testifies to Congress that
Obama’s ‘Ignoring Laws’ Could
Lead to Overthrow of Government
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/3/2013 2:26:41 PM     Post Reply
During a congressional committee hearing about the constitutional limits imposed on the presidency and the implications of President Barack Obama’s disregard for implementing the Affordable Care Act as written, one expert testified that the consequences of the president’s behavior were potentially grave. He said that the precedent set by Obama could eventually lead to an armed revolt against the federal government. On Tuesday, Michael Cannon, Cato Institute’s Director of Health Policy Studies, testified before a congressional committee about the dangers of the president’s legal behavior. “There is one last thing to which the people can resort if the government does

Boehner blasts Senate Democrats
for farm bill, budget standoffs
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Russell Berman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/3/2013 2:23:33 PM     Post Reply
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday accused Senate Democrats of holding up year-end agreements on the farm bill and the budget. “It is time for the other chamber to get serious about getting its work done,” Boehner said after a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference. The Speaker said Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had each made multiple serious offers to their Democratic counterparts on House-Senate conference committees on the farm bill and budget, respectively. But in both cases, Boehner said, “we can’t get Senate Democrats to say ´yes.´ ” A five-year farm bill and

Could Barack Obama´s approval
fall as low as George W. Bush´s?
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: congaree53- 12/3/2013 2:22:46 PM     Post Reply
In a new interview with ABC, President Obama concedes that the disastrous rollout of Obamacare has taken a toll on his approval ratings. But he believes the public´s opinion of his work will rise again. "I´ve gone up and down pretty much consistently throughout," Obama said. "But the good thing about when you´re down is that usually you got nowhere to go but up." That certainly sounds comforting for the president and his supporters. But is it true? Actually, there´s no reason Obama´s approval ratings might not continue to slide. In fact, for more than a year, Obama´s ratings have



Boehner hires legalization
advocate to advise on immigration
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/3/2013 2:12:46 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John A. Boehner has hired a longtime advocate of legalizing illegal immigrants to be his immigration policy adviser, encouraging immigration activists but angering those who want to see a crackdown and who say Mr. Boehner’s move signals he still wants an “amnesty” bill to pass. Rebecca Tallent, whom Mr. Boehner’s office confirmed it was hiring, worked on immigration issues for Sen. John McCain and former Rep. Jim Kolbe. Both of those Arizona Republicans led the push for legalization within the GOP. Ms. Tallent will leave her job as immigration policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center to start in

Endangered Crustacean Could
Delay Metro Plans in Maryland
Cybercast News Service, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/3/2013 2:12:23 PM     Post Reply
The discovery of the tiny Hay´s Spring amphipod, a federally protected endangered species, in the waters of Rock Creek Park could delay plans for the Purple Line train to be added to the D.C. Metro rail system. According to the Rock Creek Conservancy, the amphipod is a ½-to1-inch colorless, eyeless crustacean that uses hairs to move about and find food. The Conservancy’s website also states that Rock Creek is the only place in the world that the amphipod is found. The Washington Post reported on Friday that environmentalists claim the findings of the crustacean were omitted from the final environmental impact report

Washington´s Tangled Web
Cybercast News Service, by Charlie Daniels    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/3/2013 2:09:47 PM     Post Reply
In the time and place that I came from, telling the truth was not viewed so much as a virtue as a matter of routine obligation, just the normal thing to do. I learned very early on in my life that taking refuge in a lie was looked upon as worse than the thing you were lying to cover up. Of course, I had to learn a lot of hard lessons to come to that rock solid conclusion. The world seemed a much smaller place then and people seemed to have more respect for each other´s feelings and wellbeing. Communities seemed

Catholics and Communists
American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu    Original Article
Posted By: todalco- 12/3/2013 2:08:49 PM     Post Reply
The Catholic Church´s recent history of sympathizing with, and even supporting, Marxist progressivism is clear, sad, and indicative of a deeply irrational and anti-individual streak within the modern Church hierarchy. Catholics who care about the Church, its history, and its future -- and also about humanity, reason and freedom -- must stop making excuses for their current spiritual leadership´s collectivist authoritarian impulses. Having now drawn a bull's eye on my own forehead in bold colors, I shall attempt to make my case.



Why White Trash Habits Keep
Grads in the Parental Basement
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlotte Hays    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 12/3/2013 2:04:50 PM     Post Reply
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed in his Second Bill of Rights that having a job is a right, the squire of Hyde Park unwittingly ushered in the era of White Trash Normal, the subject of my new book. With apologies to FDR, a job is not a right. How could it be? Obtaining and holding down a job are instead obligations unless a trust fund (now, that’s my idea of a right!?) relieves you of such mundane concerns. It seems that that many recent college grads agree with President Roosevelt, however. Indeed, many have not bothered to cultivate the social

Blacks and Obama
Cybercast News Service, by Walter E. Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/3/2013 2:04:28 PM     Post Reply
In a March 2008 column, I criticized pundits´ concerns about whether America was ready for Barack Obama, suggesting that the more important issue was whether black people could afford Obama. I proposed that we look at it in the context of a historical tidbit. In 1947, Jackie Robinson, after signing a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization, broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. He encountered open racist taunts and slurs from fans, opposing team players and even some members of his own team. Despite that, his batting average was nearly .300 in his first year. He led the National

Delta Air Lines bumps passengers for
University of Florida basketball team
FoxNews.com, by Associated Press    Original Article
Posted By: gator- 12/3/2013 1:45:54 PM     Post Reply
On one of the busiest flying days of the year, Delta Air Lines cancelled an Atlanta-bound commercial flight from Gainesville Regional Airport to accommodate the University of Florida men´s basketball team. The Gainesville Sun reports the team's charter plane was grounded Sunday afternoon by maintenance issues. The team was heading to Storrs, Conn., for a Monday night game against the University of Connecticut.

American education´s race to the bottom
American Thinker, by Thomoas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: trapper- 12/3/2013 1:32:18 PM     Post Reply
The Department of Education spends billions of dollars annually, and touts phase three of its "race to the top," but the sad fact is that based on testing results, American education is on a race to the bottom. We spend more than any other nation on earth yet rank in the bottom quartile (26th out of 34) of OECD (developed) nations in the latest international comparison, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). We are paying filet mignon prices and getting Sonic Burger results, in other words.



A Textbook That Should Live
in Infamy: The Common
Core Assaults World War II
Townhall, by Terrence Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 12/3/2013 12:59:36 PM     Post Reply
Saturday the 7th of December will mark the seventy-second anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Snip) A glance at one of the nation’s leading high-school literature textbooks—Prentice Hall’s The American Experience, which has been aligned to the Common Core—will tell us how we are doing on that front. The opening page of the slim chapter devoted to World War II called “War Shock” features a photograph of a woman inspecting a large stockpile of thousand-pound bomb castings. The notes in the margins of the Teacher’s Edition set the tone: In this section, nonfiction prose and a single stark poem etch into

CNN Analyst ´Defends´ Obama:
´Every President Is Going To Lie´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Larry O´Connor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/3/2013 12:57:10 PM     Post Reply
CNN´s analyst LZ Granderson has defended President Obama´s outright lies about Obamacare with some of the most insidious, cynical logic seen in recent years. According to Granderson, the American people have rationalized the health insurance lies fed to them by Obama by rationalizing them this way: "We can deal with the lies that President Obama tells us because we believe in his heart, he has the best interest for the American people." To his credit, Granderson doesn´t try to insult the CNN audience, or host Rosa Flores, by pretending Obama didn´t lie. Jay Carney, President Obama and most of the

CRS: ´Likely Take Several Years
or More Before Poverty Rates Recede’
Cybercast News Service., by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/3/2013 12:48:06 PM     Post Reply
A report from the Congressional Research Service says that it will “likely take several or more years” for the poverty rates in the United States to fall back to the levels they were before the last recession. The number of people living in poverty in the United States hit a record last year, according to Census Bureau data cited by CRS, and the poverty rate remained stuck at its highest level in two decades. “The 46.5 million persons counted as poor in 2012 is the largest number counted in the measure’s recorded history, which goes back as far as 1959,

Polls Show ObamaCare Wave
Building Against Senate Democrats
Breitbart Big Government, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/3/2013 12:43:09 PM     Post Reply
[Video] Recent polling shows that an election wave of anti-ObamaCare sentiment is growing, and it is not only likely to hand the GOP control of the United States Senate, but might wipe out as many as 12 Democrat seats--many of which looked safe just a few months ago. Back in July, Five Thirty Eight´s election guru Nate Silver believed that control of the Senate was a tossup. That has all changed now that voters got their first real look at the brutal consequences of ObamaCare. Starting with the generic ballot that simply pits Republican lawmakers against their Democrat counterparts, the



The DeMint-McConnell Feud:
A History
National Review, by Jonathon Karl    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 12/3/2013 12:42:06 PM     Post Reply
As he was ascending to the pinnacle of power in the Senate Republican conference almost exactly seven years ago, Mitch McConnell planted the seeds of a feud that could conceivably end his career this May. Democrats, capitalizing on the public’s weariness with the Iraq War and outrage at the GOP’s Abramoff-era corruption, had taken control of both houses of Congress. And McConnell had been unanimously elected minority leader. As they are today, Republicans were searching for a way to reconnect with the public. McConnell, for example, canceled an annual lobbyist-funded retreat at the tony Greenbrier resort in West Virginia in favor of

Major Clinton Ally: Obamacare´s
Problem is the President´s
Historic Mismanagement
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/3/2013 12:40:54 PM     Post Reply
Ed Rendell is the former Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania, a former DNC Chairman, and a longtime Clinton acolyte. He was on Team Hillary in 2008 and will likely feature prominently on her 2016 bandwagon, too. His biting commentary on Obamacare´s catastrophic roll-out, therefore, is noteworthy for two reasons: First, it´s a partisan Democrat criticizing the president´s handling of his signature domestic initiative in unusually harsh terms. And second, it´s a preview of how Team Hillary plans to cleanse itself of the Obamacare stench. Via MSNBC´s Morning Joe:

Ex-hospital worker gets 39 years
for causing hepatitis C outbreak
CNN, by Luisa Navarro    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 12/3/2013 12:40:29 PM     Post Reply
A New Hampshire hospital worker was sentenced to 39 years in prison Monday for causing a multistate outbreak of hepatitis C last year, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney´s office in New Hampshire. David Kwiatkowski pleaded guilty to seven counts of tampering with a consumer product and seven counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud in New Hampshire´s U.S. District Court, according to a plea agreement filed in August. Thirty people were diagnosed with the virus that attacks the liver and can be fatal. Ten months after he was diagnosed with hepatitis C, Kwiatkowski began working at

Detroit eligible for bankruptcy
protection, judge rules
Chicago Tribune Wire Services, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/3/2013 12:38:13 PM     Post Reply
DETROIT— Detroit is eligible for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history because the city is broke and without Chapter 9 bankruptcy would continue on the path that has led it to insolvency, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. Judge Steven Rhodes also ruled that while the city did not negotiate in "good faith" with creditors, there were too many of them to make such negotiations practical. Rhodes also said that public pensions could be cut in municipal bankruptcies. In addition, the judge said he would not stay the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings in the wake of any possible appeals, ruling

Stunning hypocrisy from Democrats in
wake of ObamaCare´s broken promises
Fox News, by Scott Brown    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/3/2013 12:36:51 PM     Post Reply
Hypocrisy and double standards are two things that disgust and infuriate all Americans, regardless of where they fall on the ideological spectrum. Unfortunately, these qualities are far too prevalent in our political culture today, and are prime reasons why Washington and the politicians that work there are held in such low regard. Nowhere is this more evident than in the implementation and implosion of ObamaCare. During the debate over the deeply flawed bill in 2009 and 2010, voters were repeatedly assured by President Obama and his congressional allies that everyone who liked their current health care plan would be able to keep it.


Backlash in the ‘social dump’
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/3/2013 12:33:02 PM     Post Reply
London — Britain and France have been the cat and dog of Europe, yapping and hissing at each other over the centuries, but they’re singing the same song now in close harmony over immigration and what to do about how it’s changing the face of Europe. The not-so-huddled masses are yearning to breathe free on the ride to a good life in the prosperous countries. The music is familiar to American ears, but the words are brisk and straightforward, unencumbered by the fear of being politically incorrect. The French still call the English “the Anglo-Saxons,” as if history has stood still.

Detroit bankruptcy moves forward
as judge rules city can shed debt
Fox News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/3/2013 12:30:27 PM     Post Reply
Detroit´s historic bankruptcy will move forward after a judge ruled Tuesday that the financially crumbling city is eligible to shed billions in debt. Judge Steven Rhodes turned down objections from unions, pension funds and retirees, which all stand to lose big under any plan to address Detroit´s long-term liabilities. The decision Tuesday was long-awaited, and clears the way for the city to proceed in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history. "This once proud and prosperous city can´t pay its debts. It´s insolvent. It´s eligible for bankruptcy," Rhodes said in announcing his decision. "At the same time, it also has

Obama Admin Drafted Memos on Trillion-
Dollar Coin During Debt Ceiling Showdown
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/3/2013 12:18:22 PM     Post Reply
Fans of economic policy may recall that during one of the many recent debt ceiling showdowns, the idea to mint a trillion-dollar platinum coin came to the fore. It turns out that the Obama administration took the idea seriously enough to have the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel draft memos pertaining to its legality, a fact belied by the White House’s out-of-hand dismissal of the option in January. In response to the Huffington Post’s Freedom of Information Act request, the OLC confirmed that memos about the legality of minting a high-value platinum coin had been written since Obama took

Metro-North Engineer Was Dozing Just
Before Train Derailment, Sources Say
DNAinfo New York, by Murray Weiss    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/3/2013 12:07:33 PM     Post Reply
MANHATTAN — Investigators believe the motorman at the controls in the deadly Metro-North Railroad derailment in the Bronx Sunday dozed off for a few fateful moments and woke up too late to stop the speeding train from hurtling off the tracks, DNAinfo New York has learned. Veteran engineer William Rockefeller all but admitted he was falling asleep as the train came roaring to a curved section of track north of Spuyten Duyvil in statements made shortly after four people were killed and dozens were injured in the wreck, sources said. He apparently woke up just as the train, traveling at

Madoff Henchman Rats
Out Co-Workers
Daily Beast, by Allan Dodds Frank    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/3/2013 12:04:48 PM     Post Reply
Frank DiPascali, a 33-year employee of the firm that ran the largest Ponzi scheme in recent history, took to the stand to testify against his former colleagues. Frank DiPascali, the Bernie Madoff henchman who won the role as the star witness in the biggest fraud case in American history, torched five of his former colleagues with his testimony Monday in federal court. Perhaps more important, DiPascali is the first witness to demolish the myth that Bernard Madoff ever had a legitimate investment advisory business. The star witness also pulverized Madoff’s assertion that he had acted alone in constructing the biggest

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