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The Captain And Tennille to Divorce
ABC News, by Lesley Messer    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/22/2014 8:15:02 PM     Post Reply
It´s over for Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon. The singing duo of Captain & Tennille are headed for divorce. According to paperwork obtained by ABC News, Tennille, 73, filed for divorce from Dragon, 71, in Arizona on Jan. 16. The couple had been married for nearly 40 years. In the 70s, Tennille and Dragon toured with the Beach Boys, for whom Dragon played the keyboard. (It was Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love who reportedly gave him the nickname "Captain.") Together, they released a number of hits, including "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Do That To Me One More Time"

OMG. It snowed 4 inches
Boston Globe, by Hilary Sargent    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/22/2014 8:03:26 PM     Post Reply
Boston schools? Cancelled. Hey kids, you don’t have to go to school today! So go out and have fun trying to build snowmen with this 4-inch dusting of snow. State of the State speech? Cancelled. Instead of addressing the future of the Commonwealth yesterday evening, Governor Deval Patrick gave the state what it really craves: a snowstorm press conference, complete with requisite casual snow attire, which for Patrick meant unbuttoning his top shirt button and unbuttoning his blazer. The Mayor? Canceling school and answering phones. Of his decision to cancel school in Boston today, Walsh says he’d rather be safe

Down in the dumps: Target
pushes workers into ObamaCare
Fox News, by Chris Stirewalt    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/22/2014 7:59:08 PM     Post Reply
President Obama can’t complain about the way Target handled the announcement, congratulating its part-time employees on the news that they would be “transitioned” to the government-run insurance market under ObamaCare. Plus, the company is offering $500 vouchers and the aid of store-paid advisors to help them navigate their way into the new entitlement program. But even though Target softened the blow and didn’t press the ObamaCare panic button, the news is bad for the troubled health law. The next wave of ObamaCare cancellations is underway and it’s going to be pretty massive by all estimates. Large employers liked the idea



Should the IRS decide whether
a woman has been raped?
Washington Post, by Joann Weiner    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/22/2014 6:16:00 PM     Post Reply
The IRS is good at a lot of things — sending out tax refunds, giving tax credits for child-care expenses and deductions for charitable contributions, and helping taxpayers file their income tax returns for free. But one thing the IRS probably isn’t very good at is deciding whether or not a woman has been raped. That’s why some provisions of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” don’t make a whole lot of sense. H.R. 7, which is sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.), would change the tax code so that individuals may only deduct medical expenses related to abortion in cases

What Makes the State of Colorado
Qualified to Teach You About Marriage?
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/22/2014 5:46:36 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Here´s the story. It´s from the Denver Post: "As if getting married wasn´t complicated enough, a proposed ballot initiative would require mandatory pre-wedding education before couples could say ´I do.´ Lumped onto the hours spent debating centerpieces, picking a photographer, finding the perfect dress and corralling future in-laws, the proposed Colorado Marriage Education Act calls for 10 hours of pre-wedding marriage education. If either the bride- or groom-to-be is marrying for the second time, the requirement kicks up to a minimum of 20 hours," of pre-wedding, marriage school. And it goes up to 30 hours for people getting married

Venezuela’s president blames
telenovelas for high crime,
murder of former Miss Venezuela
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 1/22/2014 5:33:24 PM     Post Reply
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro has a new villain as he campaigns to bring down Venezuela’s spiraling crime: TV soap operas. He accuses them of spreading “anti-values” to young people by glamorizing violence, guns and drugs. The criticism follows attacks last year by Maduro on violent video games and the Hollywood movie “Spider-Man.” On Monday night, his vice president, Jorge Arreaza, met with broadcast and pay TV operators to review the prime-time lineup, warning that they could be in violation of a 2004 law mandating “socially responsible” programming. The two sides will meet in a week with the aim of drafting an agreement

The Drought is Back in California -- and
the Left Says Capitalism is the Culprit
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/22/2014 5:31:52 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: There´s a big drought out in California. Fifteen years ago it was the drought of the century. I remember I´d go to California and in the hotel rooms there would be signs: "Please use the towels more than once, if you can. Please use half the amount of water you would drinking from the faucet. Please try to shorten the length of your shower by 50%." There were all these signs all over the hotels. And then it stopped. I figured, well, the drought is over. But apparently not. I guess this is the Christian Science Monitor. How does



Dems Discuss ´Income Inequality´
at Grammys, Posh St. Regis
Breitbart Big Government, by Mike Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 5:30:04 PM     Post Reply
Democrats have made the issue of "income inequality" the cornerstone of their platform going into the November elections. In less than two months, the House Democrats will discuss this and other issues at the swanky and posh St. Regis hotel in Manhattan. Rooms start at $695 a night if you would like to join them. Of course, you can´t simply show up at the DCCC´s "Issues Conference." According to the email invitation, "[t]his annual Issues Conference is open to 2014 DCCC Business and Labor Council Platinum Members and to our 2014 Chairman’s Council Members." I´m not certain what it takes to

Wendy Davis Gave Up Custody of
Youngest Daughter in 2005 Divorce
Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 5:26:00 PM     Post Reply
It´s one of the most striking details in Texas State Senator Wendy Davis´s life uncovered by Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater: in 2005, Davis, apparently eager to advance her career, relinquished custody of not just her child with her second husband, Jeffry Davis, but also her first child from another marriage. "It´s not a good time for me right now” Davis said at the time, explaining her decision, according to Jeffry Davis. Wendy Davis´s first daughter Amber, born during her first marriage to Frank Underwood, was 23 at the time – an adult. Her daughter with Jeffry, Dru, was 17.

Misery Index: Half of the Industrialized
World´s Unemployed are in America
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/22/2014 5:25:36 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: "Target Corp. announced on Tuesday it would no longer offer healthcare coverage to its part-time employees. In a blog post on the company’s website, Jodee Kozlak, the executive vice president of human resources, framed it as a positive development for part-time employees of the company. ´The Health Insurance Marketplaces provides new options for healthcare coverage that we believe our part-time members may prefer,´ she wrote. ´In fact, by offering them insurance, we could actually disqualify many of them from being eligible for newly available subsidies that could reduce their overall health insurance expense.´" So Target is coming along, and

The Chef Who Brought Down
Bob McDonnell Tells All
Washingtonian, by Luke Mullins    Original Article
Posted By: Nwpa- 1/22/2014 5:24:00 PM     Post Reply
Todd Schneider didn’t like the first table the maître d’ showed us. It was on the patio at Indigo Restaurant, right by the main entrance, and would leave Schneider exposed to gawkers on Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale’s Rodeo Drive—not ideal for a guy who decided he needed to go into hiding more than a year ago. [snip] “How the hell did I get caught up in all this? That’s the million-dollar question.”



Report: Medicaid applications drop
in South Carolina in December
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 5:22:06 PM     Post Reply
Medicaid enrollment in South Carolina dropped nearly 23 percent in December, according to new federal data released Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, enrollment in states that chose to expand eligibility for the low-income health insurance program saw a 14.4 percent increase during the same time period. In South Carolina, 20,817 new Medicaid applications were filed in December, compared to an average 26,947 per month earlier last year. Across the country, the federal government estimates 6.5 million applications were filed for Medicaid and the Children´s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1 and the end of December.

These Boots Are Made for Harvard
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/22/2014 5:03:35 PM     Post Reply
How many conservative writers does it take to change a light bulb? THAT´S NOT FUNNY. That gibe at the expense of our own kind was prompted by a pair of posts the other day. The first, by The Weekly Standard´s Daniel Halper, revealed breathlessly that "in an article published a couple [of] days ago, Time magazine endorses ´Polyandry,´ which Merriam-Webster defines as ´the state or practice of having more than one husband or male mate at one time.´ " The Washington Free Beacon followed up with an unbylined piece focusing on the author´s affiliation: "A senior fellow for the Center for American Progress

A defining moment in Megyn
Kelly’s life: Her father’s death
The Hill (Washington DC), by Bob Cusack    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 4:55:13 PM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly was only a sophomore in high school when her father died. In a new profile of Kelly, Elle writes the Fox anchor “is haunted by death and mortality; she credits it with pushing her forward with the urge to wring everything out of the time she has.” The host of “The Kelly File,” told the magazine: “It was nothing expected — not like he had been sick. He was fine. And then, 10 days before Christmas, he died of a heart attack in our house. I mean, the Christmas tree was there and everything.” She added, “I remember

Christie ´punishes´ head of abusive
state agency with judgeship: Editorial
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/22/2014 4:51:22 PM     Post Reply
Given all the questions surrounding Gov. Chris Christie’s political maneuvers these days, it’s probably not the best time for him to pluck a figurehead from the notorious Delaware River Port Authority and knight him a Superior Court judge. Yet that’s exactly what the governor did this month. He nominated John Matheussen for a seat on the bench, with a six-figure salary and the prospect of lifetime tenure. His only qualification for this prestigious position appears to be his decade-long reign as head of an abusive state authority now under federal investigation. The Delaware River Port Authority, which controls several



Massachusetts Dem in Sochi
Says Russian Cops Don’t Have
‘Constraints of Human Rights’
Like in U.S.
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 4:47:18 PM     Post Reply
A Massachusetts Democrat in Sochi said that Russian police have undertaken “extraordinary” efforts to find would-be terrorists in the region of the Olympic Games because they “do not have the constraints of human rights and civil rights that we have in the United States.” Rep. Bill Keating (D-Mass.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he was witnessing “the greatest security effort ever implemented in the Olympics.” “There’s 100,000 estimated law enforcement agents here, 40,000 police officers, 30,000 active military people,” Keating told CNN. “…There’s what President Putin calls his ring of steel, which is a concentric area

´I Have Faif in You´: Girl Writes Touching
Letter to Deaf Seahawks Player
Fox News, by Fox News Insider    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/22/2014 4:45:56 PM     Post Reply
On Fox and Friends this morning, we heard what is likely to be the best story you´ll see during the two-week run-up to Super Bowl XLVIII in New York. His story is becoming well known after he appeared in a Duracell commercial, talking about how he proved so many doubters wrong before eventually making an NFL team. That ad inspired a little girl in New Jersey to send this letter to Coleman:(Snip for graphic) It was posted on Twitter by 9-year-old Riley Kovalcik´s father. Check out the segment above.

To Mark Abortion Decision, Obama
Touts ´Freedom and Opportunities
to Fulfill Their Dreams´
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2014 4:43:09 PM     Post Reply
In a statement marking the controversial Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, President Obama says that "this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams." Here´s the president´s full statement: Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy,

The Culture of Death and
Our Towering Self-Regard
National Review, by David French    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/22/2014 4:35:53 PM     Post Reply
I’m still shaking my head at Wendy Davis — not that she lied about her biography (sometimes it seems as if every politician springs out of some kind of heroic narrative) — but that she, as a very young lawyer doing the simple, ordinary work that thousands of young lawyers do, conceded custody of her child on the grounds that “it’s not a good time for me right now” to be the custodial parent. I’m also shaking my head at the president of the United States, speaking on the anniversary of the legalized killing of tens of millions of children, justifying

´Secret dealing´?
Emails show cozy relationship
between EPA, environmental groups
Fox News, by John Roberts    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 1/22/2014 4:10:21 PM     Post Reply
Newly disclosed emails suggest senior policy officials at the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental groups are working closely to kill the Keystone XL pipeline, critics say. "These damning emails make it clear that the Obama administration has been actively trying to stop this important project for years," Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who has long advocated for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline´s construction, said in a statement to Fox News. The emails were obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute. In one communication, Lena Moffit of the Sierra Club wrote to three senior policy staffers


Another Wendy Davis Gaffe?
Democrat Touts as Her New
Idea, a Policy That Is Already State Law
P J Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 1/22/2014 4:09:22 PM     Post Reply
Tuesday evening, the AP published a story in which Texas Democrat governor candidate Wendy Davis attempted to change the subject from her discrepancies in her origins story. CNN, by the way, has joined those in media who regard Davis’ untruths as significant. Back to Davis. In an attempt to move off her bio, the bio which up to now has been a centerpiece of her campaign, she has begun lashing out at the Abbott campaign while her online allies are attacking the political reporter, Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News, who wrote the article questioning her background. Neither is

Poll: Majority Believe Obama´s
White House is Incompetent
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/22/2014 3:34:11 PM     Post Reply
According to new polling from Quinnipiac, a majority of Americans view President Obama´s White House as incompetent. In addition, a majority of Americans are still questioning Obama´s character and view him as dishonest and untrustworthy. The Obama administration is not competent running the government, voters say 53 - 42 percent. The president is paying attention to what his administration is doing, 45 percent say, while 47 percent say he is not paying attention. The president´s character measures remain low: 46 percent say he is honest and trustworthy and 49 percent say he is not; 49 percent say he is a strong

Bee Deaths May Stem
From Virus, Study Says
New York Times, by Michael Wines    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/22/2014 3:25:19 PM     Post Reply
The mysterious mass die-offs of honeybees that have wiped out roughly a third of commercial colonies each year since 2006 may be linked to a rapidly mutating virus that jumped from tobacco plants to soy plants to bees, according to a new study. The research, reported Tuesday in the online version of the academic journal mBio, found that the increase in honeybee deaths that generally starts in autumn and peaks in winter was correlated with increasing infections by a variant of the tobacco ringspot virus. The virus is found in pollen that bees pick up while foraging, and it may be spread

Alabama House reacts
to IRS-tea party issues
Associated Press, by Phillip Rawls    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/22/2014 3:05:31 PM     Post Reply
MONTGOMERY — Reacting to the ruckus in Washington over the Internal Revenue Service, the Alabama House voted Tuesday to make it a misdemeanor crime for state or local tax officials to audit an individual or group because of their political views. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Wayne Johnson of Ryland, said it is the result of how the IRS gave extra scrutiny to applications from tea party groups and others seeking tax-exempt status and delayed the applications for years. “Our goal is to ensure that Alabamians never have to worry about their state government threatening them because of their political views,” he

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