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Alec Baldwin: ´If I Cry,
Will I Be Forgiven´?
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/6/2014 5:52:36 PM     Post Reply
Though he has since deleted it, Alec Baldwin fired off a tweet Saturday that asked, "If I cry, will I be forgiven all of my transgressions?" Baldwin is obviously referring to Melissa Harris-Perry´s emotional, on-air apology to the Romney family, which happened the same day as Baldwin´s tweet. Baldwin was recently fired by MSNBC for hurling anti-gay slurs on a city street. Harris-Perry apologized for her Sunday show, which featured a panel of guests singling out and mocking Mitt Romney´s infant grandson over the fact he is adopted and black. According to a National Review report, Harris-Perry´s job is safe

Consider Alternative Schooling
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/6/2014 5:52:20 PM     Post Reply
Last week, I wrote here about zero-tolerance stupidity, suggesting that as schools grow more and more willing to punish and stigmatize kids for reasons of bureaucratic convenience, it might be parental malpractice to put your kids in public schools. But there´s another problem with public schools that goes beyond these kinds of problems: Even when they work well, public schools introduce all sorts of costs and rigidities into everyday life. That´s not surprising. Public schools were designed to be rigid. Back in the 19th century, when Massachusetts Board of Education Secretary Horace Mann toured Europe looking for models of public education

Exclusive--Benghazi Victims´
Families, Conservative Leaders to
Boehner: Install Select Committee Now
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/6/2014 5:50:06 PM     Post Reply
Three family members of the victims of the Benghazi terrorist attack and scores of conservative and military leaders are kicking off 2014 by demanding that House Speaker John Boehner install a select committee, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and security officers Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed during the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. In the letter to Boehner, which was delivered on early Monday afternoon and provided exclusively to Breitbart News, Sean Smith’s mother, Pat Smith, and uncle, Michael Ingmire,



Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya Harding drama
unfolded 20 years ago Monday in Detroit
Detroit News, by Angelique S. Chengelis    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/6/2014 5:27:41 PM     Post Reply
It was reality television before there was reality television. It had soap-opera drama and intrigue, a crime of competition that captivated a world-wide audience and gave figure skating, well, center ice. (Snip) A videotape showed Kerrigan, with medical personnel surrounding her, grabbing her knee and leg crying out, “Why? Why? Why?” Stant was part of a poorly planned and executed plot involving rival skater Tonya Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly. Later, Harding would plead guilty to conspiring to hinder prosecution of the case and was barred from amateur skating for life. After Kerrigan was unable to finish the competition

White House pleads for ´emergency´
unemployment benefit extension
just 17 days after Obama boasted
the lowest jobless rate in 5 years
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/6/2014 5:04:25 PM     Post Reply
The White House made a strong defense Monday of a U.S. Senate push to extend ´emergency´ federal unemployment benefits by three months, just 17 days after President Barack Obama told reporters that his administration has done a remarkably good job putting jobless Americans back to work. Fifteen of those intervening days were consumed with a presidential vacation in Hawaii, placing those two statements on nearly back-to-back working days. Gene Sperling, director of the White House´s National Economic Council, said the Obama administration is focused focus on winning an emergency three-month extension of unemployment benefits. The nation has a ´long-term unemployment crisis,´

Crowding Out U.S. Workers
National Review Online, by Jeff Sessions    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 4:59:45 PM     Post Reply
Several prominent amnesty advocates, including Mark Zuckerberg and top Obama administration officials, have argued that amnesty is a civil right. The claim is, of course, preposterous on its face. Under this reasoning, every immigrant currently living in the U.S. on a temporary visa has the right to refuse to leave when that visa expires. And every household in a foreign country has the right to enter the U.S. illegally tomorrow and demand the Obama administration’s amnesty for “DREAMers” and their relatives. To say that amnesty is a civil right is to effectively declare to the world the right to enter

A grim warning of the
risks in Afghanistan
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/6/2014 4:57:35 PM     Post Reply
The takeover of the western Iraqi province of Anbar by al-Qaeda militants should serve as a timely reminder to Western leaders of the risks they will face as they seek to wind down combat operations in Afghanistan by the end of this year. During the bitter sectarian violence that erupted following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, cities such as Fallujah and Ramadi, located in the heart of Anbar, became synonymous with the bloody insurgency waged by al-Qaeda and other militant Islamist groups to prevent the West from achieving its goal of establishing democratic government. The insurgents were eventually



NBC Begins Swarm of Ads
to Lift ‘Today’ Back to Top
New York Times, by Bill Carter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 4:45:46 PM     Post Reply
The “Today” show, so accustomed to winning, has grown impatient with losing. Starting on Monday, NBC’s morning news program, which has found itself second to “Good Morning America” on ABC for the last 16 months, will begin what amounts to an all-out counteroffensive. A promotional campaign will be splashed across every media outlet owned by NBC’s parent company, Comcast, and will be centered on a new tag line for the program: “Rise to Shine.” Those words can cover a multitude of meanings for a show that starts at sunup, but the subtext is unmistakable: NBC wants — and surely needs —

Liz Cheney Gets a
Chance to Make It Right
Bloomberg, by Margaret Carlson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 4:32:56 PM     Post Reply
One beleaguered politician once uttered the plaintive question: Where do I go to get my reputation back? Senate candidate Liz Cheney might ask what she does to reclaim her relationship with her sister, Mary. Today might be a start. Cheney dropped out of the Wyoming Republican Senate primary race at a time when it was clear she couldn´t win barring a miracle. In Wyoming, it turns out you could like the Cheneys but not like them galloping into the state and taking on the popular conservative incumbent, Mike Enzi. In announcing her withdrawal, Cheney cited unspecified health problems in her family. All good

Reid: Republican agenda ‘to
make President Obama look bad’
Daily Caller, by Alexis Levinson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 4:27:10 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that congressional Republicans’ sole agenda is to “make President [Barack] Obama look bad.” In his first speech on the Senate floor in the new year, Reid called for bipartisan cooperation, saying that Republicans had hamstrung bipartisan efforts. “We have been able to get a few things done but we have been unable to get some important things done because the goal by the Republicans in the congress — not the Republicans in the country, but the Republicans in the congress — is to do everything they can to make President Obama look bad,” Reid said.

Michelle Obama spending extended
vacation at Oprah’s Maui home
Daily Caller, by Betsy Rothstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 4:20:55 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama is spending her extended Hawaiian vacation at Oprah’s “exquisite” Maui getaway, The Daily Caller has learned. While White House pool reports indicate the first lady stayed behind this week in Hawaii to chill out with friends before her 50th birthday, there weren’t many specifics. But sources with direct knowledge tell TheDC that the first lady is relaxing in Maui at Oprah’s estate with CBS’ Gayle King, Valerie Jarrett and Sharon Malone, who is Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife. Sources say she’s there for a “girl’s getaway” before the big 5-0. “Yesterday we saw bomb sniffing dogs and Maui



Obama’s monumental
strategic blunder in Iraq
Washington Times, by Allen West    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/6/2014 4:18:22 PM     Post Reply
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA, – The new year is the time when we share our hopes for Happy New Year, wishing our friends and family health and prosperity.(snip)The lack of effort to create a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) by the Obama administration with Iraq is rather telling. It is of great concern as we draw down forces in Afghanistan as well. Let me be clear, there are only two ways to end a combat operation: win or lose. Packing up and saying you are leaving only serves to embolden the enemy, regardless of how you try to spin it

Following the money in De Blasio´s
horse-drawn carriage ban
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 1/6/2014 4:17:20 PM     Post Reply
Many people, including the New York Times´ editorial page editor, found it puzzling that one of New York´s leftist mayor Bill De Blasio´s first priorities was ridding the city of one of its iconic diversions, the horse-drawn carriages at Central Park. They are simply not cynical enough. No matter how closely a politician may cleave to left wing (even communist) doctrines and personnel, follow the money. Robert Stacy McCain writes in The American Spectator: The bad guy in this drama, according to the carriage drivers, is Steve Nislick, chief executive officer of a New Jersey-based real-estate development company, Edison Properties.

Jesse Jackson Sr. tweets support for
Dennis Rodman’s North Korea ‘diplomacy’
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 4:14:46 PM     Post Reply
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson Sr. praised Dennis Rodman for his “diplomacy efforts” in North Korea, Monday. “Congrads (sic) @dennisrodman on your diplomacy efforts in North Korea. It might be dark but you are a light!” the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition tweeted and later deleted. Minutes later Jackson followed up his congratulations with a sports analogy. “@dennisrodman ping pong diplomacy worked in China, and Basketball seems to work in North Korea. #KeepHopeAlive,” he tweeted. Jackson left this tweet up.

How Obama Can Get
His Groove Back
Bloomberg, by Albert R. Hunt    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 4:08:59 PM     Post Reply
Even with no real scandal and only one demonstrable policy blunder, the health-care rollout, President Barack Obama had a miserable 2013 as his public standing plummeted. History suggests it is tough for a second-term president to rebound. Here are five ways Obama could defy those odds. -- Open up the wagons: Ingrained habits are hard to change, and the 52-year-old incumbent isn’t going to transform himself. Still, he may appreciate how much his insularity hurt him last year. Over the past month, there have been three important additions to the White House ranks: John Podesta, a former chief of staff in



How Harry Reid may help
the GOP win back the Senate
Washington Post, by Marc A. Thiessen    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 4:00:13 PM     Post Reply
Harry Reid’s decision to pull the trigger on the “nuclear option” in the fall may end up producing some unexpected fallout for Democrats next fall: the loss of their Senate majority. Reid sowed the seeds of his own destruction by changing the calculus in the 2014 midterm elections. Before Reid went nuclear, tea party challengers and their supporters (this columnist included) could correctly argue that winning the majority really did not matter. Since the GOP needed 60 votes to overcome a Democratic filibuster — something that was clearly out of reach — why not gamble and challenge the establishment? The GOP

Utah Gun Maker Rejects $15M
Opportunity to Supply Guns to Pakistan
Cybercast News Service, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 3:54:50 PM     Post Reply
So, what would you say if a quasi-failed state was willing to pay you $15 million to manufacture precision rifles for its military? I´m hoping you would turn them down, especially when this quasi-failed state is Pakistan. The chances of those rifles falling into enemy hands to be used to cut down American forces is just too great - and, that´s why one Utah-based gun manufacturer said, "Thanks, but, no thanks" to the multi-million dollar bonanza. AP explains: "Mike Davis, sales manager at Desert Tech, said the company was on a short list for a contract with Pakistan, but spurned

Is global warming to
blame for polar vortex?
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Laura Barron-Lopez    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/6/2014 3:54:29 PM     Post Reply
Global warming may be contributing to the "polar vortex" causing frigid temperatures across most of the nation on Monday, according to some climate change researchers. While it seems counter-intuitive, the research argues that plunging temperatures could come from changes in the jet stream caused by climate change. Rutgers University climate scientist Jennifer A Francis has released a number of papers about changes in the jet stream brought about by warming Arctic temperatures. Her conclusions suggest that warming Arctic air caused by greenhouse gas emissions has caused changing to the jet stream that is pushing colder Arctic air further south, causing temperatures to plunge

HHS Regulation Could Add More Names
to List of Prohibited Gun Buyers
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 3:48:33 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration says it is doing away with "unnecessary legal barriers" that discourage states from sending the names of some mentally ill people to the national background check system for gun-buyers. Late on Friday afternoon, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it plans to modify HIPAA -- the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 -- "to expressly permit certain HIPAA-covered entities (hospitals, doctors, clinics, etc.) to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of individuals" with mental problems that should legally disqualify them from owning a gun. "There is

Jihadists seize Iraqi towns in
drive for new Islamic caliphate
United Press International, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/6/2014 3:41:01 PM     Post Reply
BAGHDAD -- The seizure of the key western towns of Fallujah and Ramadi by jihadists of al-Qaida´s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Dec. 30 in a campaign against the Shiite-dominated government underlines the Sunni group´s growing strength and its drive to re-establish an Islamic caliphate centered in Baghdad that will extend into war-torn Syria. Iraqi officials say hundreds of people, including scores of ISIL fighters, have been killed or wounded in the street battles and the army´s bombardment of the towns. It´s the worst violence to hit Iraq´s Anbar province, which borders northern Syria, since al-Qaida´s ferocious battles


Oprah Reportedly Entertaining
Major ‘First Guest’
Maui TV News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/6/2014 3:32:22 PM     Post Reply
There’s a bit of a traffic jam at the top of Thompson Road in Upcountry Maui. Police cars and black SUVs are turning traffic around near the Maui estate of Oprah Winfrey. That’s because Oprah is entertaining a VIP. Michelle Obama, America’s first lady. Maui TV News contributor Krystal Haywood and her fiancé were hiking in the area when Maui Police asked them to leave the area. An apparent paparazzo was trying to take pictures with “…a very long lens…” on his camera, according to Haywood. It was from this person that Haywood learned of Oprah’s very important house guest.

Former White House Official: Obama
Really Needs Another Campaign, Because
He’s Not So Good At Governing
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/6/2014 3:28:32 PM     Post Reply
CNN’s Peter Hamby reveals that it has dawned on at least one of Barack Obama’s former aides, that the president isn’t very good at his job. “I talked to a former Obama White House person, just before Christmas, when Obama was sort of adrift, figuring out what to do, his poll numbers were pretty low,” Hamby said. “And he said, ‘Look, the president needs to find an issue to campaign on. This is what he’s good at. He’s really good at campaigning. Maybe not governing,’ according to this Democrat.” That Democrat must have been the Deputy Senior Undersecretary for the

GOP senator sues over Obamacare
subsidies for Congress
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/6/2014 3:24:09 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday he will ask the courts to make sure that Congress is treated the same way regular Americans are treated in the Obamacare marketplace, even if it means taking away his colleagues’ health care subsidies, because the financial aid is not in the Obamacare law they passed in 2010 and forces taxpayers to pay for part of lawmakers’ premiums. Mr. Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, filed suit against the Office of Personnel Management, the agency that months ago said members of Congress and their staffs could keep the subsidy that paid for up to 75 percent of their premiums

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