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Luxury NY village plans to
seize WWII vet’s store
New York Post, by Melissa Klein January 19, 2014 | 2:08am    Original Article
Posted By: US Veteran- 1/22/2014 1:56:24 PM     Post Reply
The Fire Island resort of Saltaire wants to seize private property — using taxpayer money. World War II vet Frank Whitney is locked in a legal battle with officials who want to take his Saltaire Market grocery by eminent domain in order to build their own updated version. And the upscale village may increase property taxes to do it, raising as much as $2.5 million to buy and rebuild the market, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Whitney’s family says it wants to fix the store — the village’s only commercial property — and has the money to do so, but it accuses

RNC Chair to CNN: Christie
should stay at RGA
CNN, by Dana Bash & Dan Merica    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 1:55:35 PM     Post Reply
Washington– Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should remain in his job as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, pushing back on a call from Virginia’s losing GOP gubernatorial candidate for Christie to step down. “No, not at all,” Preibus told CNN in response to whether he agrees with Ken Cuccinelli’s demand that Christie quit the RGA. “I don’t know of a better governor right now to lead that effort that is just a powerhouse across the country. I have seen him in rooms and I have seen him turn crowds on and his

See No Evil
Cybercast News Service, by Charlie Daniels    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 1:48:17 PM     Post Reply
I just saw a tease on a news site that said Obama didn´t know the extent of the NSA surveillance. It seems that he also didn´t know about our nation spying on the German Chancellor, didn´t know the Obamacare website was nowhere close to being ready to roll out, didn´t know about the IRS targeting conservative groups, didn´t know about the Petraeus investigation, didn´t know about the Department of Justice seizing the AP´s phone records, had no knowledge of Fast and Furious and doesn´t remember a thing about what he was doing the night four Americans were slaughtered in Benghazi

  


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Ken Cuccinelli: Chris Christie
should resign as RGA chair
Washington Examiner (DC), by Rebecca Berg    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 1:43:04 PM     Post Reply
Ken Cuccinelli, the 2013 Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, said Tuesday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should resign the chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association now that evidence has emerged tying the Christie administration to a politically motivated bridge closing. Christie is under intense state and federal scrutiny after public revelations that his top aides last year closed access lanes between Fort Lee, N.J., and the George Washington Bridge to create gridlock and punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, possibly for not endorsing Christie´s re-election.

Kerry: Syrian peace talks cannot be
about Assad clinging to power
Associated Press, by Matthew Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/22/2014 1:42:53 PM     Post Reply
MONTREUX, Switzerland – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling the rocky start to Syrian peace talks “a tough and complicated process.” Kerry spoke to reporters after a bitter clash Wednesday over President Bashar Assad’s future threatened to collapse peace talks, even before they had begun, with the aim of carving a path out of Syria’s civil war. Kerry noted that the purpose of conference was to begin the creation of transitional government and that “every entity here today with one exception talked about that.” The resolution of the talks, he said, “cannot be about one man, or one

Obama policies drive deportations
decline in Georgia
Marietta Daily Journal (GA), by Jessica M. Vaughan    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/22/2014 1:30:00 PM     Post Reply
Illegal alien activists and their allies in Washington have staged vigils, occupied busy intersections and chained themselves to jailhouse fences in a coordinated campaign to persuade President Obama to declare an end to deportations, which they say are at record levels.(snip)According to the Office of Immigration Statistics within the Department of Homeland Security, which compiles and publishes immigration statistics, the Obama administration actually has the lowest number of deportations, and lowest average annual number of deportations since the Nixon administration.

Russia party leader:
Obama should get a divorce
United Press International, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/22/2014 1:17:27 PM     Post Reply
MOSCOW -- The leader of Russia´s Liberal Democratic Party told U.S. President Barack Obama to get a divorce to become a more effective leader. Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky said Wednesday he is sending a letter to Obama explaining the leader should divorce his wife, Michelle, because world leaders should remain celibate to prevent them from being distracted from their duties, the Moscow Times reported Wednesday. Zhirinovsky said former U.S. President Bill Clinton had been "ruined" by his affair with Monica Lewinsky and it was evident from the wrinkles on Obama´s face that Michelle had already "got to" him. Zhirinovsky, who is known for

  


  

Another Republican Step Backwards
Will Motivate Tea Party And Grassroots
In GOP Primaries
Forbes Magazine, by Matt Kibbe    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/22/2014 1:09:50 PM     Post Reply
Let’s be honest. Some Republicans just don’t want to fight on spending anymore. Some want more spending and a return to handing out favors and earmarks to their insider friends. “We surrender,” they could have admitted. Instead, House Speaker John Boehner and others tried to sell us a dream, claiming that the $1.129 trillion spending bill the House just passed moves the ball incrementally down the field towards real reform. But grassroots conservatives and tea partiers know a rotten deal when we smell one. The numbers don’t lie: the omnibus budget deal is a total spending surrender by the Old

At the Iowa caucuses:
‘Feeling very patriotic here’
Des Moines Register [IA], by Jennifer Jacobs    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 1:09:23 PM     Post Reply
It will likely be months before anyone knows for certain who’s winning the tug-of-war for control of the Republican party machine in Iowa – the current leaders, or those who hope to see them replaced. Tuesday night’s caucuses, with none of the global attention of presidential year caucuses, felt a bit anti-climactic, some caucusgoers reported. But several GOP precinct officials told The Des Moines Register they had the best turnout they could recall for mid-term caucuses. Republicans and Democrats gathered in their neighborhoods for precinct meetings, the first step in a multi-step process that leads to the selection of state party

Shooting reported at
University of Oklahoma
CNN, by Josh Levs    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/22/2014 1:03:46 PM     Post Reply
The University of Oklahoma in Norman reported a shooting on campus Wednesday. "Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter in place," the school said on Twitter and on its website. Fifteen minutes later, the school tweeted, "No new info at this time. Remain sheltered in place." Gould Hall houses the university´s College of Architecture. Major Bruce Chan of campus police told CNN there was a report of shots fired in that area of campus, and that university as well as local police were responding. It was not immediately known whether anyone has been wounded. The incident took place at around 11:20 a.m. local time (12:20 p.m. ET),

Heat, Michelle Obama team up for video
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 12:33:46 PM     Post Reply
MIAMI— Michelle Obama is a big proponent of fitness. The Miami Heat are big fans of the photobombing craze. Combining the two seems like a hit. The first lady and some members of the Heat are starring together in a new video promoting fitness and healthy eating, part of Mrs. Obama´s "Let´s Move" initiative. The 50-second public service announcement was taped last week when the Heat visited the White House in commemoration of winning last year´s NBA championship. Among the highlights: Mrs. Obama, James and Bosh all "crashing" interviews Spoelstra was conducting with Wade and Allen. The first lady also dunked

  


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Scarborough: Bridgegate is
the Left’s Benghazi
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 12:27:01 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday morning, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough called the left’s reaction to the Chris Christie scandal “excessive,” to the point that it was functioning as their “Benghazi”-level obsession. “It reminds me what people did on Benghazi the second after the Benghazi attack,” Scarborough said. “It became this rallying cry for the right, just like this Chris Christie bridge scandal has been to the left. I’m not equating the two, so please, save your energy and your Cheetos. But it’s sort of like shoot first, ask questions later, and it is just so excessive on the left.” “It’s just like

Pigs´ faces blackened
out in papers in Malaysia
Agence France Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/22/2014 12:26:25 PM     Post Reply
The company which prints copies of the International New York Times sold in Malaysia blackened out the faces of pigs in two photos in the paper Wednesday, sparking ridicule online in the Muslim-majority country. KHL Printing Co superimposed black boxes on the pigs´ faces in line with government guidelines, said a company employee who declined to be named. "This is a Muslim country so we covered the pigs´ eyes," he told AFP. "We usually do that for the International New York Times -- also for pictures of cigarettes, weapons, guns and nude pictures." The front-page picture of a group of brown and black-and-brown

We Told You So: McDonnell, Christie
Dumped Tea Party Long Ago
Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 12:24:09 PM     Post Reply
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell were the first victors in the Tea Party wave, riding fresh conservative enthusiasm--and outrage over Obamacare--to victory in November 2009. The left, predictably, is trying to link Christie´s bullying scandal and McDonnell´s corruption indictment to that Tea Party support. The truth, however, is that they dumped their Tea Party principles and supporters long ago. There were several minor scuffles between these governors and the conservative grass roots, including a fight over some of Christie´s judicial appointments, and McDonnell´s tax hikes. Yet the major falling-out occurred over Obamacare--specifically, the decision

Rev. Jeremiah Wright slams tea party
as ‘a 2.0 upgrade of a lynch party’
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/22/2014 12:13:56 PM     Post Reply
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright — known for his perceived anti-American rhetoric and ties to President Obama — has come out strong against the tea party, blasting them in a speech as akin to a lynch mob. “We’ve got some unfinished business on the agenda, with one branch of the tea party being nothing but a 2.0 upgrade of a lynch party,” Mr. Wright said at a Martin Luther King Day event in Delaware, according to the Wilmington News-Journal. “We’ve got some unfinished business on the agenda, with some folks doing everything they can to get that black man out of their

  


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Quirky addition to Mandela
statue causes controversy
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/22/2014 12:09:38 PM     Post Reply
JOHANNESBURG – A new, 29.5-foot sculpture of Nelson Mandela is billed as the biggest statue of the South African leader. It also has a tiny, barely visible quirk: a sculpted rabbit tucked inside one of the bronze ears. South African officials want the miniature bunny removed from the statue, which was unveiled outside the government complex in Pretoria, the capital, on Dec. 16, a day after Mandela´s funeral. The department of arts and culture said it didn´t know the two sculptors, Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, had added a rabbit, said to be a discreet signature on their work.

John McCain says Obama worse
president than Jimmy Carter
CBS News, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/22/2014 12:05:47 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Tuesday decided to add a little more oomph to his running criticism of how President Obama has handled the ongoing turmoil in Syria. “I have never seen anything like this in my life,” McCain told Phoenix radio station KFYI-AM while discussing the president’s policy on Syria. “I thought Jimmy Carter was bad, but he pales in comparison to this president, in my opinion.” Comparisons to the unpopular Carter administration were rampant during the 2012 presidential campaign season. Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., tried continuously to point to anti-American unrest in

Study: Young adults lack incentive
to buy ObamaCare coverage
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Jonathan Easley    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/22/2014 12:02:05 PM     Post Reply
The conservative American Action Forum (AAF) released a study on Tuesday saying that the individual mandate penalty may never be substantial enough an incentive to get young adults to buy into the ObamaCare exchanges. The study finds that after accounting for cost-sharing and subsidies in 2014, it would still be cheaper for 86 percent of young adults to forgo coverage and to pay the individual mandate instead. That percentage decreases to 71 in 2015, and 62 in 2016, as the individual mandate penalty goes up. “Even after the mandate penalty is fully implemented, a majority of young adult households will find that it

Aetna could be forced
out of Obamacare: CEO
CNBC, by Matthew J. Belvedere    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/22/2014 11:59:09 AM     Post Reply
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC on Wednesday that Obamacare has failed to attract the uninsured, and he offered a scenario in which the insurance company could be forced to pull out of program. (Snip) He said that so far, Obamacare has just shifted people who were insured in the individual market to the public exchanges where they could get a better deal on a subsidy for coverage. "We see only 11 percent of the population is actually people that were firmly uninsured that are now insured. So [it] didn´t really eat into the uninsured population." For Obamacare to work

What did our wars win?
Human Events, by Patrick J. Buchanan    Original Article
Posted By: congaree53- 1/22/2014 11:51:53 AM     Post Reply
He ended one war and kept us out of any other,” is the tribute paid President Eisenhower. Ike ended the Korean conflict in 1953, refused to intervene to save the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, and, rather than back the British-French-Israeli invasion, ordered them all out of Egypt in 1956. Ending America longest wars may prove to be Barack Obama’s legacy. For, while ending wars without victory may not garner from the historians’ the accolade of “great” or “near great,” it is sometimes the duty of a president who has inherited a war the nation no longer wishes to fight. That was

  



Wendy Davis, Fibber
National Review Online, by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/22/2014 11:44:10 AM     Post Reply
Now that key details of Wendy Davis’s oft-celebrated rags-to-riches story have been exposed as less than accurate, how have the media decided to report on the revelations? Well, most outlets have treated her admitted fabrications as news, although some have been noticeably generous in their framing of the issue. “Wendy Davis tells a fuller version of her rags-to-riches story,” CBS News tweeted on Monday. CNN observed that Davis’s life story is now “more complicated” than the “compelling narrative” she had originally presented. MSNBC was quick to cast the story from an anti-GOP angle: “Right pounces on news that Wendy Davis embellished

Books vs. Literature
American Magazine, by Robert McHenry    Original Article
Posted By: eagleblurst- 1/22/2014 11:42:49 AM     Post Reply
If you’ve been looking in the right places in the past few years, you’ve encountered fairly regular laments for the death of the humanities, or the liberal arts, or any sort of non-vocational education. And there is much to lament. Recently, Heather Mac Donald, writing in the Wall Street Journal, reminded us that in 2011 the English Department at UCLA decided that their majors no longer need read any Chaucer or Shakespeare or Milton. This is not to say that those writers are not taught; only that they can be sidestepped by the cagey student. The present catalog includes a

Bernie Madoff suffers heart
attack in prison
New York Post, by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/22/2014 11:33:07 AM     Post Reply
Bernie Madoff has suffered a heart attack in federal prison, according to a report on CNBC. Madoff is serving 150 years in prison for defrauding customers as part of a $17 billion Ponzi scheme over several decades. The convicted felon is recovering from a heart attack and is back in prison after hospitalization in December. Madoff, who is 75 years old, is said to be suffering from stage four kidney disease and is not on dialysis at this point, the report said.

FBI: Illegal funds funneled to
local candidates in San Diego
Cybercast News Service/CBS, by Abbie Alford    Original Article
Posted By: snowoutlaw- 1/22/2014 11:24:55 AM     Post Reply
A social media campaign business, accused of conspiring with a former San Diego police detective and others to funnel more than $500,000 of illegal foreign money into San Diego municipal and federal campaigns, primarily in 2012 and last year, was arraigned in federal court Tuesday. Ravneet Singh, 41, the proprietor of Washington, D.C.-based ElectionMall Inc., was taken into custody Friday by FBI agents serving an arrest warrant. ElectionMall Inc. is also charged as a defendant in the case.
"For criminal cases there's nothing more important to us than public corruption investigations," said FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth.

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