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Megyn Kelly to Leno: Ask
Karl Rove if I’m ‘This
Conservative Operative’
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/10/2013 10:45:04 AM     Post Reply
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly made her inaugural appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Monday night and discussed how she went from practicing law to hosting a primetime show on Fox, how much fun she has catching politicians in their dissembling, and why she so dislikes Anthony Weiner (aside from the obvious). “I’m a straight news anchor, I’m not one of the opinion hosts at Fox,” Kelly said. “But I always laugh, because I’ll have a conservative pull me aside and say, ‘I love your conservative principles,’ and I’ll say, ‘You assume too much.’ And then the liberals

´Dovekeepers´ miniseries is in
the works at CBS
United Press International, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/10/2013 10:40:40 AM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES- CBS says it is adapting U.S. author Alice Hoffman´s 2011 historical novel "The Dovekeepers" as a miniseries to air in 2015. Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are executive producing the project, which is about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada in 70 C.E. "After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert," CBS said in a synopsis. "Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman

IRS intimidating health
insurance broker helping
people who lose policies
Washington Times, by Sara Marie Brenner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/10/2013 10:36:58 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — C. Steven Tucker,the man who helped cancer patientBill Elliott regain his health insurance policy, now believes that he is purposefully being intimidated by the IRS. The Washington Times reported on Thursday that Tucker and Elliott received notices from the IRS on the same day, but for different matters. Since receiving his first notice, Tucker has experienced a series of events that have left him feeling targeted, but very determined. In a follow-up interview with Tucker on Dec. 8, more was learned about the specifics surrounding the IRS actions being taken against him. The Washington Times has also confirmed



Underwood Fires Back at Critics:
´Mean People Need Jesus´
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/10/2013 10:34:15 AM     Post Reply
Here´s the tweet from Carrie Underwood that has everyone talking... [Tweet] She was responding to some harsh criticism of the "The Sound of Music Live!" which aired on NBC last week, starring Underwood as Maria von Trapp. The show, which still garnered huge ratings, ended up being parodied by "Saturday Night Live" and was even criticized by some of the original "Sound of Music" stars. Actress Kym Karath tweeted that some of the show was "painful to watch." "X Factor" host Mario Lopez joined Fox and Friends this morning to discuss Underwood´s performance and the response. Elisabeth Hasselbeck believes that

Making English America´s official
language is fiscally conservative
Washington Times, by Joseph Cotto    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/10/2013 10:28:05 AM     Post Reply
OCALA, Fla. — In life, communication is everything. While we can say a great deal without ever speaking one word, the importance of language stands without parallel. In today’s America, many no longer see the value in having a national language. For them, it is incomprehensible as to why English should be emphasized. The reason for said mindset is multiculturalism. It is spreading across the Western world like wildfire. This has led not only to cultural barriers, but severe religious and ethnic conflicts. “Adopting English as our official language would be a healthy step toward slowing and reversing multiculturalism,” Robert Vandervoort, the executive

Podesta Hire Shows Obama Is
Done Dealing With Congress
Townhall, by Conn Carroll    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/10/2013 10:25:26 AM     Post Reply
Yesterday, The New York Times reported that President Obama had hired former-President Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta as "counselor" for a year. This would actually be the second time Podesta served Obama, since Podesta led Obama´s presidential transition team in 2008. Since then, Podesta has not only returned to the progressive think tank he founded, the Center for American Progress (CAP), but he has also created a brand new think tank, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, to focus on just income inequality. So just what will Podesta be doing for Obama this time around? The NYT reports: Mr. Podesta

New York´s top court rules Fox
reporter cannot be forced to
reveal sources in Colorado
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/10/2013 10:22:40 AM     Post Reply
In a ruling likely to be hailed as an affirmation of laws protecting journalists, New York´s top court ruled that Foxnews.com reporter Jana Winter cannot be forced to reveal to a Colorado court her sources for a bombshell story following the Aurora movie massacre. The state Court of Appeals reversed a lower court´s ruling that resulted in Winter being subpoenaed by New York to appear in Colorado, which has a weaker shield law protecting journalists. "... an order from a New York court directing a reporter to appear in another state where, as here, there is a substantial likelihood that she will



Obama´s disapproval hits 53 percent
The Hill (Washington DC), by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/10/2013 10:21:54 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s disapproval rating has shot up to 53 percent, the highest rating the McClatchy-Marist poll has recorded for him in nearly 30 surveys. Obama´s approval rating stood at 43 percent the poll released Monday night. Obama’s approval rating has been hanging in the low 40s for the last few months as the 16-day government shutdown and the shaky rollout of the healthcare exchange website dominated the news. But there is plenty of disapproval to go around. A plurality of people, 38 percent, would grade all Washington officials with an “F,” according to the poll. Another 31 percent would give

The Difference Between
Humility and Arrogance
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/10/2013 10:21:00 AM     Post Reply
The presidential helicopter landed in the small town of Orania, South Africa. It was August, 1995. The President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, had come for tea. Tea with Betsie Verwoerd, the 94-year old widow of South Africa’s former Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd. It was Mrs. Verwoerd’s husband who, as noted here in this story from the Christian Science Monitor, was known as the “architect of apartheid” — the disgraceful policy of racial segregation that Mandela was famously imprisoned for fighting. The reason for the overwhelming tidal wave of emotion and celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy in South

Under Obama, troops forced
to rely on welfare, holiday
charity to make ends meet
Washington Times, by Meredith Somers    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/10/2013 10:19:09 AM     Post Reply
Jamie Boling and her husband, Joseph, know that providing for a military family can be trying — waiting for orders, often living on a single income, and, in especially tough cases, supporting a spouse wounded in the line of duty. Around the holidays, the challenges — especially the financial ones — can tax families already struggling to make ends meet. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonprofit D.C.-based think tank, estimates that as many as 340,000 veterans rely on federal or state rental assistance. About 900,000 veterans live on food stamps, and an additional 5,000 active-duty service members

´A giant of history´: Obama´s rousing
tribute to Mandela as world leaders
join Hollywood stars and supermodels
at memorial service in Soweto... but
why were there so many empty seats?
Daily Mail [UK], by Hugo Gye, Simon Tomlinson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/10/2013 10:13:25 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama today paid an emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela, calling the South African leader a ´giant of history´ as he spoke at a memorial service in a stadium where around a third of the seats were mysteriously left empty. The U.S. President, who moments earlier had shaken hands with Cuba´s Raul Castro in a historic moment of reconciliation, receivied a rapturous reception for his eulogy at the service in Johannesburg´s FNB Stadium, which started an hour late in the pouring rain. Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president of the ruling ANC party who opened the proceedings, said: ´In our tradition,



Survey: Nearly one-third of uninsured
American clueless about Obamacare,
insurance exchanges
Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), by James T. Mulder    Original Article
Posted By: NYC RAL- 12/10/2013 10:02:04 AM     Post Reply
Nearly a third of uninsured Americans are clueless about Obamacare and the new health insurance exchanges, according to a survey. The poll released today by Transamerica Center for Health Studies shows uninsured people, the group most affected by the requirement that nearly all Americans have health insurance next year, are the least prepared to comply with the coverage mandate. Under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, most people who are insured must enroll by March 31, 2014 or face a penalty of either $95 or 1 percent of income, whichever is greater. The poll found 31 percent of

State prison official fired
from DCFS for ‘lewd’ and
highly sexualized’ emails
Chicago SunTimes, by Chris Fusco and Frank Main    Original Article
Posted By: US Veteran- 12/10/2013 10:00:29 AM     Post Reply
A $110,000-a-year Illinois prison official with a lengthy criminal history returned to the state payroll despite “writing and responding to hundreds of lewd and inappropriate emails” on the taxpayers’ dime and “falsifying” his application for a previous state job, records show. Xadrian R. McCraven’s “state email account revealed hundreds of non-work-related emails that included highly sexualized content; were demeaning towards women; were related to a personal romance or relationship; or were regarding miscellaneous personal business,” state inspectors wrote in explaining McCraven’s firing last year from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Should the state be allowed to
collect everyone´s data?
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/10/2013 9:55:59 AM     Post Reply
To those of you who may be alarmed by the notion that the US security services, helped by their obliging colleagues at GCHQ, might have access to all your internet activity--private emails included--Sir Malcolm Rifkind offers soothing reassurance. [Snip] Responding to the fact that a very impressive group of US web companies and internet providers has sent a letter to President Obama expressing concern at this wholesale hoovering up of the internet activityof ordinary citizens, Sir Malcolm observes that the signatories "have not concluded that what is happening…is necessarily unlawful." No, indeed they haven´t--because that is precisely the question at

Latter-Day Marxist
FrontPage Magazine, by David Horowitz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/10/2013 9:54:42 AM     Post Reply
A week ago, the White House Marxist declared that income inequality was the “defining challenge” we face. If Obama really means what he says (which he almost never does) he could begin by giving up the millions he has already pocketed and the fancy houses and the fancy vacations he funds with taxes coming from Americans who are scraping to make ends meet. Or he could close down Obamacare, the largest redistribution of income from the have nots to the haves in our lifetimes. Or he could end his economic and regulatory programs, which have produced poverty and deprivation not



Peter Hain MP: Mandela
owed him everything
Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/10/2013 9:51:45 AM     Post Reply
As we grieve the loss of Madiba let us console ourselves with the happy thought that still living among us is an African-born hero whose saintliness, courage and high principle remain an example to us all. I refer, of course, to Peter Hain MP. Yesterday in Parliament, Hain let MPs into the little-known secret of his personal friendship with Mandela, which he had only previously disclosed in the dozen or so books he had written on the subject (including Mandela and Me; Mandela, My Part In His Victory; Mandela: He Owed Me Everything; Botha: My Part In His Downfall; Apartheid--I

Obama Talks About
Himself in Mandela Eulogy
Breitbart´s Big Peace, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/10/2013 9:44:31 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy to South Africa´s late President Nelson Mandela at First National Bank Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg on Tuesday, before a large crowd that had gathered in the rain for a memorial together with dozens of heads of state from around the world. The president´s address was devoted to Mandela´s life and example. However, as in most Obama addresses, he could not resist talking about himself. "For the people of South Africa, for those he inspired around the globe--Madiba’s passing is rightly a time of mourning, and a time to celebrate his heroic life," President Obama said

Poll: Cotton Beating Pryor By 7
in Arkansas Senate Race
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 12/10/2013 9:43:41 AM     Post Reply
Freshman Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AK) has surged to a seven-point lead over incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor, according to a poll provided by a conservative group to Politico on Monday. The poll, if accurate, shows that the ongoing failure of Obamacare is taking a huge toll on the red-state Democrat, who supported the law. Earlier polls, taken during the federal government shutdown in October, had shown the race neck-and-neck. In earlier polls, Cotton had also possibly suffered a minor backlash from his support for President Barack Obama´s proposal for a military strike in Syria. Cotton, however, has stayed focused on Obamacare,

CNN´s Cuomo: Obama-Castro Handshake
Should ´Not Be Misunderstood´
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/10/2013 9:41:29 AM     Post Reply
For those who believe in human rights and liberty, the sight of our president bounding up some stairs to energetically shake hands with Raul Castro, dictator of Cuba, was more than a little unsettling -- regardless of the circumstance. But that´s what President Obama seemed to go out of his way to do at Nelson Mandela´s memorial service Tuesday. Although Castro has imprisoned American Alan Gross for four years now, CNN alternately applauded and made excuses for the handshake. Obviously worried that shaking hands with a dictator might hurt Obama politically, the media were quick to play goalie. CNN´s Chris

The Sound of Music
and Culture Shock
American Thinker, by Fay Voshell    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/10/2013 9:27:28 AM     Post Reply
It isn´t my intention to compare and contrast the performances of Julie Andrews and Carrie Underwood, both of whom sang the lead role of Maria in The Sound of Music. (snip) The Sound of Music reveals the culture shock that typified the sixties. During that time there was a titanic wrestling match between traditional America and radical America. For the time being, it appears the radical version of our country has prevailed. I watched both the staged and on-screen versions. I honestly felt I may as well have been watching a musical about medieval England. The story seemed as far removed


Cree Ushers In The End Of
The Incandescent Lightbulb
Forbes, by Christopher Helman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/10/2013 9:14:58 AM     Post Reply
Say goodbye to the 60-watt incandescent bulb. This year manufacturers started phasing out 100w and 75w bulbs. On January 1 it will become illegal to import or manufacture traditional 60w and 40w bulbs too. Time to stock up? Not so fast. First, check out Cree’s energy-sipping new 75-watt replacement bulb. I used to be outraged over the federal government’s draconian moves to outlaw traditional lightbulbs. For 100 years we’ve lived and thrived under the warm glow of incandescent lightbulbs. Aside from the fact that 90% of the electricity used by the bulbs is radiated in the form of heat rather than

Euphoria of Obamacare becomes nightmare
of higher premiums and deductibles
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 12/10/2013 9:14:43 AM     Post Reply
From a distance of three and a half years, the events of March 23, 2010, the day President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, seem like something from another world.On that day, the Democrats who gathered in the East Room of the White House for the signing ceremony could barely contain their joy. They cheered, they laughed, they shouted, they pumped their fists, they wouldn´t sit down. They chanted "Fired up -- ready to go!" as they had at Obama campaign rallies. When the president recognized Nancy Pelosi, then speaker of the House, the chant

How the ATF Manufactures Crime
National Review, by Charles C.W. Cooke    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 12/10/2013 9:02:13 AM     Post Reply
Since the president was reelected in November of last year, a good deal of poison has been poured into Washington’s grimy alphabet soup. Among the departments that have become embroiled in scandal are the IRS, the DOJ, the DOE, the EPA, the NSA, the USDA, and, of course, the ATF. This week, the lattermost is back in the news — and for good reason. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is probably best known these days for the failure of its disastrous Fast and Furious scheme — a botched initiative that aimed to give American guns to

The Democrats may hate that
the web site is working better
American Thinker, by Silvio Canto, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 12/10/2013 8:58:58 AM     Post Reply
In Texas, we say this:"Just because a chicken has wings doesn´t mean it can fly." The translation is that "appearances are deceptive." In other words, you can call it affordable but that does not mean that it is affordable. According to The NY Times, there is a little screaming going on when people check out the affordability of the Affordable Health Care Act: "Until now, it was almost impossible for people using the federal health care website to see the deductible amounts, which consumers pay before coverage kicks in. But federal officials finally relented last week and added a "window shopping" feature

Colorado enrollment spikes, but
age may be a problem
CNN, by Adam Aigner-Treworgy    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 12/10/2013 8:52:13 AM     Post Reply
Health insurance enrollment in at least one state appears to be picking up. Colorado’s state-based insurance exchange Connect for Colorado announced on Monday that more than 5,000 new customers have purchased private insurance since November 30, increasing the state’s total enrollment numbers in private plans by more than 50 percent. (Snip)But if current trends continue, the exchange may have an age problem. Demographic information released at the end of November shows the makeup of the exchange so far skews much older than federal officials have targeted.

Obamacare allies giving up
on White House leadership
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/10/2013 8:37:42 AM     Post Reply
The political collapse of Barack Obama continues apace, with his own allies in the Democratic Party starting to give up on him. Now comes news that Obamacare supporters outside the party have decided to take matters in their own hands, rather than rely on the White House to sell Obamacare. Noam N. Levey and Kathleen Hennessey of the Los Angeles Times report: As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned, unreliable and

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