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Democrats Celebrate 50 Years of
Defeat in the War on Poverty
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/8/2014 5:32:27 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Today it´s the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. Did you know that? So today we´re celebrating 50 years of defeat in the War on Poverty. But it´s a valiant effort that we continue to make, 50 years of defeat in the War on Poverty. Robert Rector has rerun the numbers. The amount of money that we have spent in income redistribution is stunning. I have that number. I have to make my own number here. Take a break. We´ll be back and continue in mere moments. Don´t go away. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Robert Rector, Heritage Foundation, the expert on

Obama Bullying Nuns (Part 1)
Town Hall, by Chuck Norris    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 1/8/2014 5:29:52 PM     Post Reply
PolitiFact has crowned the promoter in chief´s sound bite for Obamacare the "Lie of the Year" for 2013: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." And let me make a prediction that among his top 10 falsehood contenders for 2014 will be a reversal of what he emphatically stated back on Sept. 9, 2009: "Under our (health care reform) plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions." Indeed, just a few months later, he reiterated to ABC News: "I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not

At Democrats’ Request, Even
Mike Bloomberg Is Giving up
on Gun Control
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/8/2014 5:07:53 PM     Post Reply
After donating $2.5 million to the Democratic Senate Majority PAC, America’s favorite Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent, former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, is signaling that his great crusade against guns is running out of steam. The need for new gun laws that was so pressing in 2013, and that Bloomberg and his organization, Mayors Against Illegal Handguns, lobbied so hard for, is apparently no longer so acute. When he was not belittling or cajoling gun control’s foes, Bloomberg spent the better part of 2013 agitating for stricter gun laws. As recently as December 14, the first anniversary of the massacre in Newtown, both

  


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Sears Holdings Corp. to close
3 more Kmart stores in Wisconsin,
eliminate over 300 jobs
Journal Sentinel [Milwaukee, WI], by Paul Gores    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/8/2014 4:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Sears Holdings Corp. is set to close three more Kmart stores in Wisconsin, eliminating more than 300 jobs. The Kmart stores in Hales Corners and Greenfield are scheduled to shut down in mid-April, along with a store in Portage, Howard Riefs, a spokesman for Sears Holdings, said Monday. Sears Holdings is the parent company of Kmart. Liquidation sales will begin this Sunday at the Kmart stores at 5600 S. 108th St. in Hales Corners and 4601 S. 27th St. in Greenfield, Riefs said. The closing of the Portage Kmart will follow a similar schedule. "These stores are being closed because

The Source of Obama´s Quest for
Detente with Iran
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 1/8/2014 4:56:22 PM     Post Reply
It has been my contention that President Obama’s deal with Iran on nuclear weapons had little to do with stopping Iran from obtaining them, and much to do with his desire to achieve detente with the mullah-run Islamist regime. As I put it here: Obama isn’t motivated, as Israel and Saudi Arabia are, by a strong desire to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. That’s not the purpose of this deal. If it were, Obama would have held out for far more than what the mullahs gave him.

What Catastrophe?
Weekly Standard Magazine, by Ethan Epstein    Original Article
Posted By: Ken M.- 1/8/2014 4:49:12 PM     Post Reply
When you first meet Richard Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology at MIT, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, leading climate “skeptic,” and all-around scourge of James Hansen, Bill McKibben, Al Gore, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and sundry other climate “alarmists,” as Lindzen calls them, you may find yourself a bit surprised. If you know Lindzen only from the way his opponents characterize him—variously, a liar, a lunatic, a charlatan, a denier, a shyster, a crazy person, corrupt—you might expect a spittle-flecked, wild-eyed loon. But in person, Lindzen cuts a rather different figure. With his

5 arrested for murder of
former Miss Venezuela
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/8/2014 4:41:11 PM     Post Reply
Five unidentified suspects have been arrested for killing former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband in front of their 5-year-old daughter when they resisted a robbery on a roadside in Venezuela. Monica Spear, 29, and her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry, a 39-year-old British citizen were spending New Year’s in the mountains of western Venezuela with their 5-year-old daughter then visited the plains of Apure state. Though divorced, the two stayed close for their daughter. Spear and Berry were shot and killed in close range on an isolated stretch of highway in Venezuela on Monday night when they tried to foil an

  


  

Roger Ailes Fights Back:
CNN ´Out of News Business´;
Megyn Kelly Critics ´Jealous´;
Dismisses New Book (Q&A)
Hollywood Reporter, by Michael O´Connell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/8/2014 4:34:13 PM     Post Reply
Roger Ailes, like his Fox News Channel, is as divisive as he is successful. The chairman and CEO of the de facto victor in cable news´ ratings war, whose colorful professional past includes a tenure as a talk-show producer (The Mike Douglas Show) and decades as a political consultant (presidential campaigns for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush), built his 21st Century Fox network into Rupert Murdoch´s most profitable property. Fox News´ subscription revenue continues to climb, rising to 94 cents a month per customer in 2013 for an estimated $1.1 billion -- making FNC No. 6 among

Meryl Streep calls out Walt
Disney as sexist, anti-Semitic
Los Angeles Times, by Oliver Gettell    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/8/2014 4:30:06 PM     Post Reply
One of moviedom´s modern icons called out one of Hollywood´s historic heroes Tuesday, as Meryl Streep delivered a sharp rebuke to Walt Disney for alleged sexist and anti-Semitic views at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York. Streep was on hand to present an acting award to Emma Thompson for her portrayal of the prickly British author and "Mary Poppins" creator P.L. Travers in the new film "Saving Mr. Banks," which dramatizes Disney´s efforts to persuade Travers to adapt her books into a musical. (Snip)Streep turned serious and called Disney "a gender bigot," noting that "some of

Alleged Bank Robbery Foiled
When Teller Can´t Read Holdup Note
Breitbart The Conversation, by Jon David Kahn    Original Article
Posted By: Calvinesq- 1/8/2014 4:29:57 PM     Post Reply
ANTIOCH, CA. - Police say a man with every intention of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank, entered that establishment on Monday morning and approached a bank teller. Without saying a word, the man took out a note and handed it to the teller. The only problem was...the teller couldn´t read the note. According to police, the teller was unable to decipher the handwriting and then contacted her manager for assistance. As the teller consulted with her manager, police say the suspect made a break for it, exiting the bank through the back door.

Fraternal Order of Police Sends
Scathing Letter to Obama Opposing
"Race-Baiting" Civil Rights Nominee
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/8/2014 4:25:24 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has nominated attorney Debo Adegbile to head the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Adegbile has a long history of advocating for the release of unrepentant and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Earlier this week the National Fraternal Order of Police, an organization representing 330,000 men and women in law enforcement, sent a scathing letter to President Obama strongly opposing Abegbile´s nomination. "As word of this nomination spreads through the law enforcement community, reactions range from anger to incredulity. Under this nominee´s leadership, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

  


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Get the feds out of our gas tanks
Chicago Tribune, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 1/8/2014 4:12:49 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed reducing the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply. Fuel blenders would be required to use 15.21 billion gallons of biofuel in 2014, down from 16.55 billion gallons last year. That’s a good sign that the EPA finally recognizes the federal mandate for ethanol is creating economic distortions. But the mandate should be cut much more significantly, with the ultimate goal that it be eliminated. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set benchmarks for a huge increase in the production of domestic biofuels,

Al Roker to polar vortex
skeptics: ´Stuff it´
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Laura Barron-Lopez    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/8/2014 4:11:48 PM     Post Reply
Al Roker says the polar vortex is real and not a "liberal media conspiracy" like conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh claims. [WATCH VIDEO] And pulled out a 1959 American Meteorological Society glossary on Wednesday´s "Today" show to prove it. "Let me tell you something," Roker said on "Today," while pointing to a photo of the term defined in his old college textbook. "We´ve never used the phrase ´global warming´ or ´climate change´ in conjunction with this... Okay?! So for all the doubters out there, stuff it." Roker also tweeted a photo of the term from his textbook, saying it´s "Meteorology 101. No

Is that a threat?: Issa hints
at prosecuting Sebelius for
‘false’ Obamacare testimony
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/8/2014 4:08:19 PM     Post Reply
The House’s lead investigator on Wednesday told President Obama’s top health official to revise “false and misleading” testimony before Congress about known security risks to Obamacare’s federal marketplace before its October rollout. Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, accused Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a 14-page letter of ignoring red flags raised by agency officials and a private contractor before telling Republican lawmakers that no one advised her to delay the system’s launch because of security-related concerns. Mr. Issa said the secretary should correct the record or face consequences. “Witnesses who

Holder: School discipline
racially biased, too harsh
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ben Goad    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/8/2014 3:58:33 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder called upon the nation’s school districts Wednesday to rethink “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies that he said disproportionately punish minorities and push too many students into the justice system. “Alarming numbers of young people are suspended, expelled or even arrested for relatively minor transgressions like school uniform violations, schoolyard fights or showing ´disrespect´ by laughing in class,” Holder said during a speech in Baltimore. Holder’s remarks accompanied the release Wednesday of new federal guidance from the departments of Justice and Education pressing schools to adopt disciplinary policies that are “fair, nondiscriminatory, and effective.” The guidance lays out the parameters of

  


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Chamber of Commerce Declares 2014
the ‘Year of Immigration Reform’
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/8/2014 3:49:37 PM     Post Reply
Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, declared 2014 the “year of immigration reform,” Wednesday, during his annual state of American business address. “We’re determined to make 2014 the year that immigration reform is finally enacted,” Donohue said. “The chamber will pull out all the stops—through grassroots lobbying, communications, politics and partnerships with our friends in the union, and faith-based organizations, and law enforcement groups, and others to get this job done.” Immigration reform was one of several items on the chamber’s agenda for 2014. Other reforms he endorsed included expanding domestic energy production, delaying or repealing

Gonorrhea, Syphilis Regain Traction
in U.S., CDC Reports
Bloomberg News, by Elizabeth Lopatto    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 1/8/2014 3:42:34 PM     Post Reply
Gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S., mostly in men who have sex with men, a trend the government said is linked to inadequate testing among people stymied by homophobia and limited access to health care. The rate of new gonorrhea cases rose 4 percent in 2012 from the year before, while syphilis jumped 11 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in a report. Rates for chlamydia, the most common of the bacterial sexually transmitted diseases, gained less than 1 percent.

Samantha Power applies President Obama´s
´hope and change´ slogan to Pope Francis
Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/8/2014 3:41:46 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power regards Pope Francis as the Barack Obama of pontiffs, so much so that she used Obama´s 2008 hope and change slogan as a summary of the new pope´s first year in office. "[Jon Favreau] writes for many of us in describing People´s Pope´s growing appeal," Power tweeted Tuesday. "Hope and change in the Vatican, indeed." Favreau wrote that "it seems as if the pope is not just signaling tolerance or celebrating diversity but placing a bet on humanity" in a Daily Beast column published Tuesday. (If that style of praise for Pope Francis sounds

Utah Governor’s Office Says State
Won’t Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
New York Times, by Jack Healy    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/8/2014 3:31:24 PM     Post Reply
DENVER — The Utah governor’s office said Wednesday that the state would not recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages performed over the last two weeks as it appealed a legal ruling that had overturned the state’s ban on such unions. The decision came two days after the United States Supreme Court issued a stay in the case, blocking any same-sex marriages in Utah and effectively reinstating a disputed law that limits marriages across the state to between one man and one woman. “The original laws governing marriage in Utah return to effect pending final resolution by the courts,” Derek Miller,

White House: Obama not
propping up Joe Biden
Washington Examiner, by Brian Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/8/2014 3:29:59 PM     Post Reply
The White House, in damage control after a blistering memoir by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates went public, insisted that a full slate of events between President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden was not meant to prop up Biden. In a rare move, the White House opened up the weekly lunch between Obama and Biden to photographers Wednesday, prompting speculation that the administration was trying to gloss over a brutal 24 hours for Obama’s number two. “You can decide for yourself what you want to believe,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, calling the timing of the photo access

  



Gov. Chris Christie´s office
knew what was coming in GWB
traffic controversy, emails show
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Steve Strunsky    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/8/2014 3:25:28 PM     Post Reply
A series of private emails between a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie and a political appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows the governor’s office was well aware of a plan to abruptly shut down several lanes at the George Washington Bridge in September, and then went into damage control mode as massive traffic jams turned into a political bombshell. The communications between Bridget Anne Kelly, a deputy chief of staff in Christie’s office, and David Wildstein, a close friend of the governor from high school hired by the Port Authority in 2010 as

It Would be Helpful If Guys Like Bob
Gates Would Tell the American People
What They Know About Democrats
When It Matters
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/8/2014 3:24:46 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Is it any surprise that Barack Obama -- see, this is my point, in a nutshell, this is it, this is it. Is it any surprise that Barack Obama and his gang don´t like the military? Is it any surprise that everything they do is a political calculation? No. None of this ought to be a surprise to anyone. The real question is -- and I don´t know Robert Gates -- you know, this is becoming a trend. You got journalists who are covering campaigns who do not report things that could have impact on the outcome. They save

Jay Carney Reacts to Gates’
Book: What You Get When
You Pick a ‘Team of Rivals’
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/8/2014 3:17:14 PM     Post Reply
From the first question at Wednesday’s White House press briefing, Jay Carney was bombarded with inquiries regarding former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ new book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, and its damning assessments of President Barack Obama and especially Vice President Joe Biden. Elaborating on the official White House statement released last night, Carney said Obama “greatly appreciates the advice and counsel” of his vice president and these types of disagreements can be expected when pick a “team of rivals” to fill your cabinet. “When it comes to the internal inner-agency process, the president expects it to be

Eric Cantor wants school choice
nationwide within a decade
Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/8/2014 3:14:18 PM     Post Reply
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., told a think tank audience Wednesday he wants every student in the nation to have access to school choices outside the public system in ten years. Cantor, in an address to the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., highlighted his school choice agenda ahead of the release of the think tank's 2013 education Choice and Competition Index, which examines school choice issues. Cantor told the crowd that he believes the ability of parents to send children to affordable schools outside of the public system "is under attack," in places including Washington, New York City and Louisiana, where state and federal lawmakers have moved to stymie charter schools and school vouchers.

Jeff Ireland out as Miami Dolphins GM
USA Today Sports, by Tom Peliserro    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 1/8/2014 3:10:02 PM     Post Reply
Jeff Ireland is out as the Miami Dolphins´ general manager. The team announced Tuesday it has mutually agreed to part ways with Ireland, who had been a controversial figure since being named GM in 2008. (Snip) The Dolphins haven´t been to the playoffs since 2008, finishing 7-9, 7-9, 6-10, 7-9 and 8-8 since. They needed to win one of their final two games to make the postseason this season but lost to the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. That cost offensive coordinator Mike Sherman his job Monday and surely contributed to Ireland's ouster a day later.

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