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Surprise: Obama Administration
´At least A Month´ Behind
Schedule on 2015 Budget
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/7/2014 5:58:44 PM     Post Reply
Botched deadlines and sloppy governance are hallmarks of Barack Obama´s presidency. Every president is required by statute to submit a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year by the first Monday in February. For the fifth time in six years, Obama will fail to meet this core governing responsibility (via Congressional Quarterly): The White House is said to be at least a month behind its own schedule for developing a fiscal 2015 budget, which by statute is supposed to be submitted to Congress on the first Monday in February. That will slow work on next year’s spending bills, even though

Robert Gates: Obama White House
‘offended’ Hillary Clinton
Politico, by Katie Glueck    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/7/2014 5:53:34 PM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told President Barack Obama she opposed the troop surge in Iraq because of concerns that it could hurt her in the 2008 presidential primary, former Defense Secretary Bob Gates writes in a new book, which says that Obama also “vaguely” acknowledged politics factored into his stance against the surge. “Hillary told the president that her opposition to the [2007] surge in Iraq had been political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary,” writes Gates in his forthcoming memoir, according to an early writeup of the book by Bob Woodward of the Washington Post.

Mónica Spear: UCF grad, former
Miss Venezuela killed by armed
Orlando Sentinel [Florida], by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 1/7/2014 5:46:31 PM     Post Reply
Mónica Spear, a 29-year-old former Miss Venezuela who used to live in Orlando, was gunned down along with her ex-husband while vacationing in the South American nation, authorities said on Tuesday. Spear, who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2004 with a bachelor of arts degree in theater, was also a soap-opera actress. Spear and her ex-husband, Henry Berry, 39, died late Monday in an attempted robbery on the highway between Puerto Cabello and Valencia in central Venezuela.



2017: The Obama
Regime in Exile
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/7/2014 5:06:29 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Here´s Bob in Coronado, California, as we head back to the phones. Hi, Bob. CALLER: Hi. Today Obama changes any aspect of Obamacare by fiat. My question is, why can´t a Republican president, when elected in 2016, undo any aspects of the Affordable Care Act by fiat or executive order just as Obama´s doing it now? We could eliminate the IRS involvement with health care, could rescind union waivers, eliminate any useless bureaucracy, and just do it by fiat. I mean, it would give the libs a complete conniption. RUSH: So you think two wrongs make a right? CALLER: Well, I think

Empty promises, warmed-over
Marxism seduce NYC
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 1/7/2014 5:00:19 PM     Post Reply
The life and times of Bill de Blasio, the new mayor of New York City, reads like a satire from the typewriter of Evelyn Waugh. His Honor could have been a minor character in “Scoop,” Waugh’s classic send-up of newspaper journalism and bungling do-gooders stumbling across the margins of the real world. He’s a perfect fit in the scurvy precincts of Gotham’s radical left-wing politics. Unlike his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, Mr. de Blasio has never had a real job, preferring the fun and games of political campaigns and hanging on at City Hall, where making trouble for people is a profitable

Group unveils Satan statue
design for Oklahoma
Associated Press, by Sean Murphy    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 1/7/2014 4:49:55 PM     Post Reply
OKLAHOMA CITY — A satanic group unveiled designs Monday for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan it wants to put at the Oklahoma state Capitol, where a Ten Commandments monument was placed in 2012. The New York-based Satanic Temple formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, including an artist´s rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that´s often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him. "The monument has been designed to

Gates Slams Biden in Memoir,
Reveals He Nearly Quit
Time, by Zeke J Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 1/7/2014 4:40:23 PM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has harsh words for Vice President Joe Biden’s foreign policy judgement in his soon-to-be-released memoir.According to the New York Times, which obtained an early copy of the memoir, Gates calls Biden “a man of integrity,” but questions his record. “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” Gates writes, according to the Times. Gates, the only high-level holdover from the Bush administration to the President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, reveals he nearly quit his post in September 2009 while Obama reviewed his Afghanistan



Obama formally nominates Baucus
as ambassador to China
Washington Times (D.C), by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/7/2014 4:36:57 PM     Post Reply
It was no secret that Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, was the White House’s pick to serve as the next American ambassador to China, but President Obama now has made that choice official. The president on Tuesday formally nominated Mr. Baucus, who has served in the Senate since 1978 and was planning to retire when his current term ends in 2015. The White House also put forth nine other nominees to serve in key posts. Perhaps most notably, Mr. Obama officially named Leon Rodriguez to serve as the next director of the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services. But like Mr. Baucus’

Christie signs N.J. ´Dream Act´ [video]
The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Patricia Alex    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/7/2014 4:30:48 PM     Post Reply
Governor Christie held a ceremonial bill signing Tuesday in Union City for legislation that allows some students in the country illegally to attend New Jersey’s state colleges and universities at resident rates. The legislature passed the tuition equality bill in a rushed lame duck session before the holidays, and Christie quickly and quietly signed it so that it could apply for the spring semester. The bill allows the students – who have lived here for at least three years and graduated from high schools in the state – to pay in-state tuition, which is about half the out-of-state rates

Obama to meet with chief critics,
defenders of NSA spying
Washington Examiner (DC), by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/7/2014 4:30:08 PM     Post Reply
President Obama plans to huddle with top congressional critics and defenders of the National Security Agency´s surveillance programs this Thursday as he finalizes changes to the nation´s controversial spying policies before the end of the month. The White House is intentionally keeping the meeting small as Obama discusses his proposals to help make the sweeping spying programs more transparent and palatable to the public, National Journal first reported Tuesday. Obama has invited the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees, as well as some of the NSA´s top critics, including Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.,

1 killed, 3 injured in East Vail avalanche
KUSA-TV [Denver], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 1/7/2014 4:16:43 PM     Post Reply
One person was killed and three others injured in a large avalanche in East Vail Tuesday. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the avalanche was triggered in the backcountry area, near the treeline. Crews are attempting to rescue the victims from the mountain. The three hurt in the slide suffered non-life threatening injuries. This is a developing story. Stay with the networks of 9NEWS for more information.



Chinese gang arrested in raid on
filthy sheep factory where carcasses
´were injected with polluted POND
WATER to increase weight´
Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Tomlinson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/7/2014 4:12:03 PM     Post Reply
Seven members of a Chinese gang have been arrested for allegedly injecting dirty pond water into lamb meat to swell its weight and boost profits. The suspects slaughtered up to 100 sheep per day at an illegal warehouse and allegedly pumped up to 6kg of bacteria-ridden water into the dead animals, China Central Television (CCTV) reported. The meat was then sold at markets, food stalls and restaurants in major cities such as Guangzhou and Foshan. China has been hit by a number of food safety scandals, from deadly chemical-laced dairy products to recycled ´gutter oil´ used for cooking. Last week,

How Bob Gates’s memoir
could haunt Hillary in 2016
Washington Post, by CHRIS CILLIZZA    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 1/7/2014 4:05:32 PM     Post Reply
Bob Gates might just have handed Republicans (and maybe even a Democrat or two) an issue in their potential fight to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton from the presidency in 2016. In this May 1, 2011, image released by the White House and digitally altered by the source to obscure the details of a document in front of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at right with hand covering mouth, President Obama, second from left, Vice President Biden, left, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, right, and members of the national security team watch an update on the mission against Osama bin

History of Hate: Five Years of
Falsehoods at NBC News
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/7/2014 3:53:32 PM     Post Reply
Everyone acted surprised when we learned yesterday that after a couple of disastrous months, MSNBC is defiantly refusing to change their editorial process. But why would they? For years now, MSNBC and NBC News have both become a culture of left-wing hate and fraudulent editing. The only thing new, as you will see below, is that the frequency of the fraud and hate is increasing. What I´ve assembled here isn´t anything close to comprehensive, but it is a revealing top ten: 1. In August of 2009, MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer sliced and diced a photograph so it wouldn´t look like a

Here´s an Idea: Just Give Democrats What
They Want and Get the Issue Off the Table
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/7/2014 3:42:41 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: This is Dick Durbin, senator from Illinois, this morning in Washington on the Senate floor right out of the Democrat Playbook 101. DURBIN: They don´t get it! They say we should be talking about creating jobs. What about creating some food in the bellies of children? This is basic, and it´s humane. It used to be bipartisan before the Tea Party takeover of the Republican Party. I hope there are enough moderates left on the Republican side to join us, to make this a bipartisan issue again. Helping people keep their families together, the lights on, the heat in their



Obama Fiddles While the Economy Burns
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/7/2014 3:35:12 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Folks, you´ve heard the old saying, "Nero fiddled while Rome burned." That is true. Rome was literally burning, and he could not have cared less. What people have forgotten about it is that Nero, he didn´t just fiddle while Rome burned; he started the fire. Nero wanted to burn down Rome in order to rebuild it in his own image. But to cover it up he blamed the Christians, who were then subsequently thrown to the lions. Now, on my first trip to Rome, the tour guide told me that didn´t happen. He was interested in Rome not having

Progressives Flunking Income Inequality Test
National Journal, by Josh Kraushaar    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/7/2014 3:32:04 PM     Post Reply
For progressives, the buzzy phrase of the moment is income inequality. President Obama plans to make it the focus of his upcoming State of the Union address after sermonizing about the issue in December. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made it the centerpiece of his campaign and the theme of his inauguration ceremony. Freshman Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren gained national celebrity because of her outspoken criticism of moneyed interests. But as these politicians are invoking the issue for political gain, they´re avoiding one prescription that has proven to be a time-tested path to economic mobility—increasing access to quality

Surrounded by Victims of His Own Economic
Destruction, the President Says Paying People
Not to Work Creates Jobs
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/7/2014 3:29:56 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: All right. So the Washington soap opera is in full swing, ladies and gentlemen. The president´s been speaking for the last 20 minutes, 25, 30, whatever on the morality and the economics of extending emergency unemployment benefits, anything to get Obamacare off the front page and get Obamacare off the radar. Now we´ve got to extend unemployment benefits. It´s nothing more than the news agenda being recycled. It´s just flat-out amazing. If what he just said is true, we ought to just stop anybody working and put everybody on unemployment, and that´s how to get a recovery. Hey, folks, Rush

Gates: Obama and Clinton admitted
opposition to Iraq surge was
due to ’08 campaign
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/7/2014 3:27:57 PM     Post Reply
In his new book, former defense secretary Robert Gates says both President Obama and Hillary Clinton have admitted -- to varying degrees -- that they opposed the 2007 surge in Iraq because they faced each other in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. According to Bob Woodward´s review, Gates writes the following: “Hillary told the president that her opposition to the [2007] surge in Iraq had been political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary. ... The president conceded vaguely that opposition to the Iraq surge had been political. To hear the two of them making these admissions, and

Mark Levin Lays Out Plan For Curbing
Government Expansion: ´Thank
GOD For The TEA Party
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/7/2014 3:25:54 PM     Post Reply
Some conservatives see the ballot box as their only means of recourse against an out-of-control government. But over the last three national elections, including the 2010 midterm elections that propelled the Republicans to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, things haven’t worked out as planned. Mark Levin, author of The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, charts a path to reel in the growth of this ever-expanding federal leviathan by harnessing the sentiment that inspired the Tea Party movement. In a three-hour interview he conducted with C-SPAN that aired Sunday night, he praised the Tea Party movement and explained what


Hollywood Kicks Off Fundraising
Frenzy for Democrats
Hollywood Reporter, by Tina Daunt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/7/2014 3:22:24 PM     Post Reply
With midterm elections 11 months away, entertainment industry politicos ramp up efforts to raise cash for key races across the country. This January, the New Year’s beginning brings Hollywood not only awards season, but also midterm election frenzy.With the coming congressional elections still months away, calendars already are filling up as candidates from around the country are hitting the entertainment industry fundraising circuit early and often: First up is Democratic convert Charlie Crist who is seeking to wrest Florida’s governorship from Republican hands.

LePage says EBT card fraud ‘far bigger’
problem than he imagined, plans
deeper investigation
Bangor Daily News, by Mario Moretto    Original Article
Posted By: John c- 1/7/2014 3:21:50 PM     Post Reply
AUGUSTA, Maine — Using existing resources within the Department of Health and Human Services, Gov. Paul LePage will launch an investigation into potential fraud of EBT cards. Speaking to State House reporters on Thursday, LePage said that initial conversations with DHHS officials and law enforcement have shown him the problem is “far bigger than I would ever, ever have imagined.” He said early indications reveal fraud that would be measured “not in the thousands” but in seven digits.

Libyan Government Basing New
Constitution On Shariah, Targeting Christians
Breitbart´s Big Peace, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/7/2014 3:15:57 PM     Post Reply
The anti-Christian sentiment of Muslims in Libya has now reached a new, official level; the Libyan government has declared its new constitution will be based on Shariah law. The Libyan General National Congress stated, "Islamic law is the source of legislation in Libya. All state institutions need to comply with this." This is a change from the policy under former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, who allowed Libya´s 300,000 Coptic Christians, 5% of its population, to openly practice their faith. Reports assert that a special committee is examining current laws to make sure they comply with Shariah. Patrick Sookhdeo, international director for human

Robert Gates, former defense
secretary, offers harsh critique of
Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’
Washington Post, by Bob Woodward    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/7/2014 3:08:56 PM     Post Reply
In a new memoir, former defense secretary Robert Gates unleashes harsh judgments about President Obama’s leadership and his commitment to the Afghanistan war, writing that by early 2010 he had concluded the president “doesn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his. For him, it’s all about getting out.” Leveling one of the more serious charges that a defense secretary could make against a commander in chief sending forces into combat, Gates asserts that Obama had more than doubts about the course he had charted in Afghanistan. The president was “skeptical if not outright convinced

Why Republicans and Democrats
Should Compromise to Extend
Unemployment Benefits
National Journal, by Ron Fournier    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/7/2014 3:05:48 PM     Post Reply
Republicans risk looking heartless and Democrats clueless in the debate over whether to extend unemployment benefits to 1.3 million chronically jobless Americans. The solution: compromise. At issue is a bill to provide a three-month extension of government benefits for people who have been out of work for more than six months. This fight is a microcosm of a broader divide over how the U.S. political system should respond to the effects of post-industrial economic change—a knot of issues including flattened upward mobility, wage stagnation, income inequality, and long-term unemployment.

Former Miss Venezuela slain in robbery
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 1/7/2014 2:53:56 PM     Post Reply
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan authorities say a well-known soap-opera actress and former Miss Venezuela and her husband were shot and killed resisting a robbery after their car broke down. Prosecutors said in a statement that Monica Spear, 29, and Henry Thomas Berry, 49, were slain late Monday night near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela´s main port. It said the couple´s 5-year-old daughter was in stable condition after getting medical attention for unspecified injuries. The family lived in the United States and was on vacation. Local news reports said they were awaiting a tow truck.

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