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History Eyes Drama About Jesus’ “Lost
Years” From Eli Roth, Eric Newman &
Scott Kosar That May Involve Exorcism
Deadline Hollywood, by Nellie Andreeeva    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/4/2013 11:30:32 AM     Post Reply
Exclusive: History scored big with its blockbuster The Bible miniseries. Now the cable network is exploring another project about Jesus that would portray him in a more controversial light. I’ve learned that the network is finalizing deals for the project, from feature writer Scott Kosar (The Machinist) and producers Eli Roth (the Hostel franchise) and Eric Newman (The Thing). Titled The Lost Years, the drama explores the undocumented years of Jesus’ life as a young adult. There is very little information about Jesus’ life from about the age of 13, following a pilgrimage to Jerusalem he took with his parents,

Obama sets out to save
his legacy -- will it work?
Fox News, by Douglas E. Schoen    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/4/2013 11:25:34 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has begun a new 20 day effort to sell the Affordable Care Act. And while his press conference on Tuesday was less defensive and more forward looking than his previous comments, it very much remains to be seen whether this new initiative will help sell the law or assuage very real concerns about its efficacy and viability. Put simply, while the website may be functioning more effectively than it has previously it is by no means clear that the implementation of the law itself will go smoothly. The transfer of information from the site to insurers hasn’t been shown to

Grooming Gangs and Sharia
American Thinker, by Sonia Bailley    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 12/4/2013 11:05:32 AM     Post Reply
Muslims groups around the world are crying Islamophobia and playing the victim card as horrific Islamic-motivated crimes, such as grooming and rape-gangs, rage on with impunity throughout the Western world, especially in Europe. Rape or grooming gangs, which are almost entirely Muslim, are committing a crime that is religiously mandated in Islamic doctrine. Muslim grooming gangs have been operating unchallenged in Europe for over 20 years, especially in the UK, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and France.



Millennials Abandon Obama
and Obamacare
National Journal, by Ron Fournier    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/4/2013 11:03:50 AM     Post Reply
Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law. The most startling finding of Harvard University´s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25--the youngest millennials--would favor throwing Obama out of office. The survey, part of a unique 13-year study of the attitudes of young adults, finds that America´s rising generation is worried about its future, disillusioned with the U.S. political system, strongly opposed to the government´s domestic surveillance apparatus,

Hezbollah says commander killed
in Beirut, blames Israel
Reuters, by YASSER OKBI    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/4/2013 11:01:33 AM     Post Reply
Lebanon´s militant Shi´ite group Hezbollah said on Wednesday one of its commanders was killed outside his Beirut home overnight in an attack it blamed on Israel. The group said in a statement that Hassan al-Laqqis, "who served the resistance his entire life," was killed at around midnight in the southern Hadath district of the Lebanese capital. A previously unknown group, Ahrar al-Sunna Baalbek brigade, claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on Twitter. The group´s name suggested it had Lebanese Sunni Muslim links. Al-Laqqis was on his way home when he was killed, the official Hezbollah television station Al-Manar said. It

CNN expects a big news update as Jeff
Zucker tests now hosts and programs
New York Daily News, by Don Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/4/2013 11:01:27 AM     Post Reply
No one is safe. CNN boss Jeff Zucker is a step closer to shaking up HLN, the cable news network’s sister channel, sources tell The News. While Zucker has remained elusive about changes in mind for HLN, a source close to the situation tells The News that “nothing is off the table.” That includes possibly dumping firebrand Nancy Grace, whose acerbic personality was a huge part of last winter’s highly rated coverage of the Jodi Arias murder trial. In September, Zucker tapped cable veteran Albie Hecht to run HLN. Hecht, who has no real background in news, has specialized in entertainment programming at the

Reid: Boehner will
´cave in´ on immigration
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/4/2013 10:59:31 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will “cave in” on immigration reform, expressing confidence that a proposal will pass the House sometime next year. Reid on Tuesday said Republicans would sign on to a deal if they ever want to see a GOP president again. “If the Republicans ever want to elect a Republican president again, they’re going to have to get right with the Hispanic and Asian community who, by more than 70 percent, voted for Obama last time,” Reid told the Las Vegas Sun. Reid argued many GOP House members do not care



10,982,920: More Americans on
Disability Than People in Greece
Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/4/2013 10:57:34 AM     Post Reply
The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,982,920 in November, up from the previous record of 10,978,040 set in May, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration. The 10,982,920 Americans taking disability benefits in November outnumbered the total population of Greece, which is 10,772,967, according to the Central Intelligence Agency. The record 10,982,920 total disability beneficiaries in November, included a record 8,941,660 disabled workers (up from 8,936,932 in October), 1,883,594 children of disabled workers, and 157,666 spouses of disabled workers. November was the 202nd straight month that the number of

DNC Chair: ´Any of Our Candidates
Will Be Able to Run on Obamacare´
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/4/2013 10:55:01 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the Democratic Party chair, says Obamacare is not a liability for members of her party who are running for re-election. "Any of our candidates will be able to run on Obamacare," she told CNN´s "Crossfire" Tuesday night. "Everyone is running on Obamacare -- perfect," responded Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus, who appeared with Schultz. But pressed by Priebus on which Democratic Senate candidate -- Kay Hagan? Mary Landrieu? Mark Pryor? Mark Begich? -- would run on Obamacare, Schultz would not name names. "Any of our candidates will run on the fact that a young adult can stay on their

Newspeak´s Comeback and
the Invincible Sincerity of
America´s Liberal Elite
American Magazine, by Lee Harris    Original Article
Posted By: eagleblurst- 12/4/2013 10:51:47 AM     Post Reply
Did President Obama lie to Americans when he said that those who liked their current health insurance policies could keep them? Or was he simply out of the loop when it came down to the details of his health care reform, as he has claimed in his own defense — a defense that comes suspiciously close to Bart Simpson’s “I didn’t do it” denials. How could a man of Obama’s obvious intelligence fail to know something so critical to the success of his most significant piece of legislation? Since Obama is not a fool, he must be a liar.

Catholics Criticize Cardinal Dolan for
Lamenting That Catholics Could´ve
Been ´Cheerleaders´ for Obamacare
Cybercast News Service, by Barbara Hollingsworth    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/4/2013 10:51:01 AM     Post Reply
A number of prominent lay Catholics are taking issue with New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s statement on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that were it not for the Obamacare´s treatment of abortion, undocumented immigrants and provisions that require they violate the "dictates of our conscience," Catholics would be among the loudest “cheerleaders” for Obamacare. When “Meet the Press” host David Gregory asked the cardinal whether he supports the “overall goal” of Obamacare, Dolan replied that the Catholic bishops were “early supporters” of universal health insurance and should be its “cheerleaders” now. “What about Obamacare? You have voiced your displeasure with certain aspects



Harvard Poll: Millennials Abandon
Obamacare, Would Vote to ‘Recall’ Obama
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/4/2013 10:47:30 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has always had a broad base of support among America’s youngest voters. In 2012, 60 percent of voters aged 18-29 took to the polls to reelect the president. According to a Harvard University’s Institute of Politics poll released on Wednesday, however, many young voters are regretting the votes they cast just over one year ago. 11 percent more young adults, aged 18-29, disapprove of the president’s performance in office than they did last year. Only 41 percent of millennials expressed approval with Obama’s job performance. Of the 55 percent of young voters who admitted to casting their ballot

Obama: I Want to Host ESPN´s
´SportsCenter´ When I Retire
Hollywood Reporter, by Pamela McClintock    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 12/4/2013 10:45:26 AM     Post Reply
The president put in his ask to Disney CEO Bob Iger at a private meeting with entertainment moguls during his Nov. 26 visit to Jeffrey Katzenberg´s DreamWorks Animation. [snip] If you have any doubt as to how much of a sports junkie Barack Obama is, check in with the entertainment moguls who attended a private briefing with the president Nov. 26 before his speech at Jeffrey Katzenberg´s DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale. At the end of the conversation -- which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran -- Obama revealed what´s at the top of his bucket

Butterfield Staff Eschews
Switch to Obamacare
Carolina Journal Online, by Barry Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Muncsdad- 12/4/2013 10:40:13 AM     Post Reply
RALEIGH — Most of North Carolina’s congressional staffers — the men and women who work for the state’s two U.S. senators and 13 members of the U.S. House of Representatives — will be entering the District of Columbia’s health care exchange once the Affordable Care Act takes effect in January. One notable exception: the office of 1st District Rep. G.K. Butterfield. “The consensus amongst my team was to keep the same employer-sponsored coverage every other employee receives,” Butterfield said in a statement.

Amazon astroturf hits
Wisconsin governor’s new book
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/4/2013 10:40:01 AM     Post Reply
The largest government employee union in the country issued a call-to-arms to its 80,000 Facebook followers, encouraging them to leave negative Amazon.com reviews for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s new book, “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge.” “Don’t waste a second reading it though,” reads a post from the Facebook page of the American Federation of State, City, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). “Let us save you some time by sending you right to the parts where he mocks public employees as lazy, overpaid, and corrupt here and here.” Walker’s book was released November 19.



Congratulations, Ohio! You Are
the Sweariest State in the Union
Atlantic, by Megan Garber    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/4/2013 10:35:55 AM     Post Reply
There´s a relatively long tradition, in the field of data visualization, of tracking the way we swear. This makes sense. Not only is it fun to track, but cursing is also conveniently specific as a data set; you´ve got your f-bombs and your double hockey sticks and your bodily functions, and, factoring in their permutations, you´re good to go. Plus, you don´t need much sophisticated sentiment analysis to ensure that your data are accurate: An f-bomb is pretty much an f-bomb, regardless of the contextual subtleties. As a result of all this, we, the public, get treated to sweary heat

Obamacare deadline looms in 3 weeks
Chicago Tribune, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 12/4/2013 9:17:42 AM     Post Reply
Over the weekend, the Obama administration announced that it had met its self-imposed deadline to fix its balky health insurance exchange website for the "vast majority" of users. U.S. Health and Human Services officials issued a graphics-heavy, information-light report that claimed great leaps of progress from the earlier crash-prone website that frustrated most users for weeks. The administration says, Mission (Largely) Accomplished. The feds set the bar low and now claim to have cleared it. Federal officials crowed over the weekend that the website can handle 50,000 users at a time. But many more than that will likely flood in,

UN warning as ´extremely dangerous´
radioactive material stolen in Mexico
Telegraph [UK], by Hannah Strange    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/4/2013 9:14:20 AM     Post Reply
The United Nations´ nuclear watchdog issued a warning on Wednesday after a truck carrying dangerous radioactive material that could be used in a dirty bomb was stolen in Mexico. The vehicle, carrying cobalt-60, a substance used for radiotherapy treatment to combat cancer, was stolen on Monday while transporting the load from a hospital in Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage centre. Mexican authorities were working to locate the material, which could not be used in a conventional nuclear weapon but could in theory be put in a dirty bomb--an explosive device which would spread the substance over a large area.

Rick Perry Can’t Quit Campaigning
Daily Beast, by David Catanese    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/4/2013 9:12:13 AM     Post Reply
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Rick Perry isn’t fooling anybody. The cocksure Texas governor may have comfortably resisted taking the bait on a half-dozen questions about his 2016 presidential ambitions from reporters in this first-in-the-South primary state. “I just try to deflect as much 2016 conversation as I can,” he said Tuesday. “As I said, my focus is on 2014...” He may have even heaped unbridled praise on potential future rivals such as Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker as part of his ongoing cross-country campaign to trumpet the success of his colleagues. “Day in and day out, it is inarguable that the states that

Oh-oh, even California´s
turning on Obama
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 12/4/2013 9:08:20 AM     Post Reply
As everyone knows, California is the la-de-dah, laid-back land of liberalism that´s been Barack Obama´s political ATM for six years. Hollywood stars have loved him, fronted multi-multi-million-dollar fundraisers for him. The most populous state (home to 12 of every 100 Americans) has a Democrat governor again, two female Democrat senators and a Democrat super-majority in the state legislature that has yet to find a problem it didn´t want government making worse at great cost. In presidential politics California has been trending Democratic since 1992. [Snip] Now comes a stunning new poll revealing Obama’s California base has fallen out of love.


Wartime bomber hero celebrates
70 years of marriage to wife
involved in Dambusters raid
Telegraph [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/4/2013 9:07:54 AM     Post Reply
A World War Two bomber hero who met his radio telephone operator wife when she guided his plane back to safety has celebrated 70 years of marriage. Flt Lt Steve Stevens, 91, fell in love with the calming voice of Maureen Miller, who played a vital role in the legendary Dambusters raid during her career at the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). [Snip] Mr Stevens, who joined the RAF after his own family’s home was bombed, recalled: “It was the first time I had heard a girl’s voice from the tower, so I thought I would go up and have

2,000 dead mice dropped on Guam
by US helicopters to kill snakes
Independent [UK], by James Legge    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/4/2013 9:07:32 AM     Post Reply
US authorities have launched an unusual mission to kill troublesome snakes in Guam - parachuting in 2,000 dead mice laced with deadly painkillers. The brown tree snakes have caused numerous problems at Andersen Air Base on the remote Pacific island, between Japan and Indonesia, one of the most strategically important US bases in the region. There are an estimated 2 million of the snakes on the island, thought to have arrived stowed in a cargo shipment in the mid-20th century. They often gnaw and wriggle their way into important electrical stations, causing power failures at the base. They also threaten

Considering Which Head or Heads May
Roll for a Troubled Website Rollout
New York Times, by Michael D. Shear    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 12/4/2013 8:23:09 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — White House officials, asserting that the HealthCare.gov website is largely fixed, are under mounting pressure from Democrats and close allies to hold senior-level people accountable for the botched rollout of President Obama’s signature domestic achievement and to determine who should be fired. For weeks, the president and his aides have said they are not interested in conducting a witch hunt in the middle of the effort to rescue the website. But in the West Wing, the desire for an explanation about how an administration that prides itself on competence bungled so badly remains an urgent mission.

Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare
CNN, by Chris Frates    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 12/4/2013 8:18:20 AM     Post Reply
Washington -- Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare´s architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law´s new exchanges. Reid is the exception among the other top congressional leaders. GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have all directed their staffs to join the exchange, their aides said. After website woes, President pushes benefits of Obamacare. In the charged atmosphere surrounding Obamacare, Reid´s decision only gives Republicans more ammo to attack Democrats

Detroit Ruling on Bankruptcy
Lifts Pension Protections
New York Times, by Monica Davey, Bill Vlasic, *    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 12/4/2013 8:10:12 AM     Post Reply
DETROIT — In a ruling that could reverberate far beyond Detroit, a federal judge held on Tuesday that this battered city could formally enter bankruptcy and asserted that Detroit’s obligation to pay pensions in full was not untouchable. The judge, Steven W. Rhodes, dealt a major blow to the widely held belief that state laws preserve public pensions, and his ruling is likely to resonate in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and many other American cities where the rising cost of pensions has been crowding out spending for public schools, police departments and other services.

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