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Report: DiCaprio, Scorsese´s ´Wolf
Cost NY Taxpayers $30 Million
Breitbart´s Big Hollywood, by Breitbart News    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 2:28:37 PM     Post Reply
It´s the kind of money maneuver disgraced stock broker Jordan Belfort would applaud. Martin Scorsese´s The Wolf of Wall Street, nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, got a cozy tax break from the state of New York where the movie was shot.f How cozy? Thanks to state law, The Wolf of Wall Street received a 30-percent tax credit from New York State, which means taxpayers paid for $30 million of the movie´s $100 million budget, according to the Manhattan Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan economic research and policy group. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, a Wall Street

No, The Heritage Foundation Is
Not Shifting On Immigration
Townhall, by Conn Carroll    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/23/2014 2:27:36 PM     Post Reply
Ever since The Heritage Foundation announced it was hiring Stephen Moore to be the think tank´s chief economist, there have been rumblings on the left hoping that the new hire signaled a coming policy change on immigration. (Snip) Contra TPM, amnesty activists should not get their hopes up. Moore´s hiring in no way portends a shift in Heritage´s immigration position. Reached for comment, one Heritage staffer said, "This is nothing more than liberal daydreaming. Research has shown that amnesty is costly, unfair, and won’t solve our immigration problems.

Subway Partnering with Michelle
Obama, Agrees to Make Kids’
Meals Like School Lunches
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 2:19:57 PM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama was popping into a D.C. Subway shop today to promote a new partnership between the sandwich chain and her “Let’s Move!” initiative. “In addition to strengthening its already nutritious menu offerings to kids, SUBWAY® will launch a new series of campaigns for kids aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and will set new standards for marketing products to families,” the White House said. This means Subway will, according to the White House: * only offer items on its kids menus that meet strong nutritional guidelines informed by federal standards for the national school lunch program, including offering apples

  


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Democrat Fund Raising Letter
Accuses Republicans Of A
´Revolting Anti-choice Agenda´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/23/2014 2:18:18 PM     Post Reply
Women’s Health Rapid Response Fund accused Republicans of embracing a “revolting anti-choice agenda” for supporting pro-life candidates and organizations. The media and fundraising apparatus of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is making the most of the 41st anniversary of “Roe v Wade.” They are imploring supporters for donations to “show Boehner that there are consequences for Republicans unrelenting war against women.” Moreover, the fundraising letter cites that Republicans are trying to bring a bill to the house floor that could force rape survivors to face “abortion audits.” Many Republicans, Independents and tea party supporters believe that Democrats and the left conflate women’s rights

Video: Watch Wendy Davis Democrats,
Battleground Texas, Mock Greg Abbott’s
Disability, Condone Voter Fraud
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 2:13:06 PM     Post Reply
James O’Keefe went inside Battleground Texas, the Obama-created Democrat group built to support Wendy Davis’ run for governor. What he found is, in a word, disgusting. Take a look. The video captures a Battleground Texas voter registrar, attorney Lisa Wortham, saying “I really wonder how this is gonna work out since he’s in a wheelchair, and most of the slogans are “Stand with Wendy.” Others in the room laugh. Later in the videi, Wortham says “What I think is amazing is he’s in a wheelchair, but he has no sympathy for anyone or any way.” “He may have a personality disorder,” she

Morning Joe Panel: Wendy
Davis Story is Fake But True
Independent Journal Review, by Caleb Howe    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/23/2014 2:05:57 PM     Post Reply
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe early today, the panel discussed the growing controversy over the accuracy and truthfulness of claims made by Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. The segment has a scare chyron across the bottom of the screen that laments “GUBERNATORIAL RACE GETS UGLY EARLY.” Oh fret and bother. Mika Brzezinski tells us that Republicans have “pounced” on the “discrepancies,” and then tosses to NBC News political reporter Kasie Hunt, who immediately brings up what is sure to be the talking point du jour, the “basic narrative.” The basic narrative is correct, you see, even if the details are wrong. This NBC political reporter

Supreme Court Will Review Ohio Law
Criminalizing ‘Lies’ About Politicians
Cybercast News Service, by Barbara Hollingsworth    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 2:05:53 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on January 10th that it will consider a First Amendment challenge to an Ohio law that makes it a crime to "lie" about political candidates, which a pro-life PAC says was used to censor its political speech during the 2010 mid-term congressional election. “The court decided that our case was worth listening to because of a concern about a potential chill on speech,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, which filed the lawsuit. (See SBA List v. Steven Dreihaus et al.pdf) The lawsuit was sparked by an Ohio State Election Commission

  


  

Our Chastened President
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/23/2014 2:03:09 PM     Post Reply
In David Remnick’s nearly 17,000-word article in the New Yorker, President Obama spoke about whether the use of drones was radicalizing civilian populations we need to win over: Look, you wrestle with it. And those who have questioned our drone policy are doing exactly what should be done in a democracy—asking some tough questions. The only time I get frustrated is when folks act like it’s not complicated and there aren’t some real tough decisions, and are sanctimonious, as if somehow these aren’t complicated questions. Even if you have, as I do, some sympathy with the point the president is making, this

Cop-Killer, Communist, Terrorist Pen
Nightmarish Blueprint for ´Socialist USA´
Cybercast News Service, by Sean Long    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/23/2014 2:00:15 PM     Post Reply
Marxist leftists have prepared a nightmarish blueprint for American socialism in a new revolutionary "book of imagination." The new book, "Imagine Living in a Socialist USA," was edited by Frances Goldin who praises "life-enhancing socialism" in the preface. The 281 page manifesto showcases 31 utopian essays written by dangerous criminals, prominent liberals, and self-described communists - all for just $10.11. It imagines a "free" and "enlightened" socialist United States, promoting radical notions such as eliminating prisons and creating mandatory worker-owned businesses. More dangerously, it details "how to get from where we are to where we want to be," and the authors seem

´US perceives Israel as encouraging
anti-Obama backlash among Jews´
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/23/2014 1:59:25 PM     Post Reply
A US official close to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said both men are disturbed over what is being perceived in their inner circle as "Jewish activism in Congress" that they think is being encouraged by the Israeli government, Israel Radio reported on Thursday. The official has informed Israeli government figures that the president and secretary of state are disappointed over repeated attacks made against them by leading members of the Jewish community in the US. According to Israel Radio, Israeli diplomats and foreign officers have warned against this trend. According to officials based in foreign

Waiting More Than 30 Minutes
to Vote Is Unacceptable, Obama´s
Elections Commission Concludes
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 1:55:43 PM     Post Reply
"No citizen should have to wait more than 30 minutes to vote." That´s one of the dozens of recommendations and "best practices" issued Wednesday by the President Obama´s Commission on Election Administration. "Our mission in this report was to improve the voter experience," commission co-chair Benjamin Ginsburg told MSNBC on Wednesday night. "I clearly reject the notion that somehow Republicans don´t want people to vote." Ginsburg served as a top attorney for Mitt Romney´s presidential campaign, and his fellow co-chair, Robert Bauer, served in a similar capacity for Obama´s re-election campaign. President Obama announced their appointment in last year´s State

  


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Security Check Firm Said
to Have Defrauded U.S.
New York Times, by Matt Apuzzo    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/23/2014 1:54:35 PM     Post Reply
The company that conducted a background investigation on the contractor Edward J. Snowden fraudulently signed off on hundreds of thousands of incomplete security checks in recent years, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The government said the company, U.S. Investigations Services, defrauded the government of millions of dollars by submitting more than 650,000 investigations that had not been completed. The government uses those reports to help make hiring decisions and decide who gets access to national security secrets. In addition to Mr. Snowden, the company performed the background check for Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old military contractor who killed 12 people at the Washington

De Blasio Backs Cuomo: Tells
Conservatives to Get Out
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 1:47:39 PM     Post Reply
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio emphatically backed New Governor Andrew Cuomo’s controversial remarks that “extreme” conservatives – which he defined as being pro-life, second amendment advocates, or supporters of traditional marriage – “have no place in the state of New York.” “I stand by that 100 percent,” de Blasio told reporters at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. “I agree with Governor Cuomo’s remarks. I interpret his remarks to say that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women does not

Republicans Wooed With BBQ,
Trucker Hats, Ice Cream As Search
Begins For 2016 Convention City
Time, by Zeke J. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 1:36:19 PM     Post Reply
The mayor of Columbus promised Ohio. Las Vegas offered gifts. Kansas City supplied an American hero. Three years before the next president will be inaugurated, Republican Party leaders gathered in Washington to start their search for the home of the next presidential convention. With the host role, comes a boost in a city’s national profile, and, in the eyes of organizers, millions of dollars in economic benefits. More than two dozen cities have explored bids, according to Republican National Committee officials, but those seen as seriously considering hosting the convention are making themselves known in Washington this week. In addition

Bill O’Reilly to Interview President
Obama During Super Bowl Pregame Show
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 1:20:20 PM     Post Reply
O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly will interview President Barack Obama during the Super Bowl pregrame show. It will be O’Reilly’s third interview with Obama, the last airing before the 2011 Super Bowl. The interview will be held at the White House, and will be broadcast at about 4:30 p.m. ET. An additional portion will be taped and aired on Monday night’s edition of the O’Reilly Factor, after which the entire segment will be available on Fox’s website. Obama’s most recent filmed sit-down interview was with Steve Harvey in December; last weekend The New Yorker’s David Remnick published a 17,000-word interview

  


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How Harry Reid Delivered a 235-
Mile-Long Power Line to Nevada
National Journal, by Amy Harder    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 1:06:28 PM     Post Reply
For the better part of the last decade, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has gone out of his way—and dipped into federal funds—to help get a massive, cross-state transmission line built in his home state of Nevada. On Thursday Reid will attend the opening of the 235-mile line, which at the beginning of this year started carrying large amounts of electricity produced from renewable sources rather than coal, just as Reid envisioned seven years ago. In at least three different instances, Reid ensured that federal legislation moved the project forward, including helping get a $343 million loan guarantee approved from

CNN Lays Off 40+ Senior Journalists
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 12:55:09 PM     Post Reply
The Financial Times reports that more than 40-plus senior journalists have just been laid off at CNN and its sister network, HLN. Most of the layoffs occurred in November, were concentrated in Washington, Atlanta, and New York, and, according to CNN, mostly involved those already closing in on retirement. One person fired, however, was a pregnant producer just two weeks away from giving birth. CNN claims that by the end of the year they will have actually increased the number of people working for them. A spokesperson told the Financial Times that around a 100 new people will be added

Schumer to poison Tea Party
The Hill (Washington DC), by Alexander Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 12:47:48 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the Senate Democrats’ political guru, has a plan to poison the Tea Party by driving a wedge between its rich funders and its blue-collar rank and file. Schumer, one of the Democrats’ most influential strategists, will argue in a major speech on Thursday that super-wealthy Tea Party donors have hijacked the grassroots movement that grew out of the economic anxiety of the 2008 financial collapse to suit their pro-big-business agenda. He’ll lay out a blueprint for how Democrats could exploit what, he argues, is a weakness in the opposition in the address at the Center for

Surviving Anxiety
Atlantic, by Scott Stossel    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 12:39:55 PM     Post Reply
I’ve finally settled on a pre-talk regimen that enables me to avoid the weeks of anticipatory misery that the approach of a public-speaking engagement would otherwise produce. Let’s say you’re sitting in an audience and I’m at the lectern. Here’s what I’ve likely done to prepare. Four hours or so ago, I took my first half milligram of Xanax. (I’ve learned that if I wait too long to take it, my fight-or-flight response kicks so far into overdrive that medication is not enough to yank it back.) Then, about an hour ago, I took my second half milligram of Xanax

Conservative Activist James
O’Keefe Claims Cuomo Is Trying
to Run Him Out of NY
Daily Beast, by David Freedlander    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 12:31:03 PM     Post Reply
The rightwing prankster and documentarian whose videos have drawn blood at ACORN and NPR, says his organization is being harassed by the state of New York. Do extreme conservatives pranksters and videographers have no place in New York State either? Late last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ignited a firestorm of criticism in right-wing media when he told a public radio host that “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay … have no place in the State of New York.” Cuomo was referring to the prospects of far-right political candidates in the deeply Democratic Empire State, not the prospects of his

  



The Moral Case For Allowing
Abortion Grows Ever Weaker
Real Clear Politics, by Ian Schwartz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 12:25:55 PM     Post Reply
BRIT HUME: This is the 41st anniversary of the day the Supreme Court found that a generalized right to privacy it had basically invented, meant that a woman has a constitutional right to snuff out an unborn life, a human being with a beating heart. That´s what a fetus as young as six weeks is. Small wonder these protesters still come every year to register their continuing objections. Some estimates are that as many as 55 million abortions -- 55 million -- have occurred since the Court acted. In that time, science has given us an ever clearer picture of

The Obama Tapes
New Yorker Magazine, by David Remnick    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 12:18:19 PM     Post Reply
This week’s issue of the magazine contains “Going the Distance,” a portrait of Barack Obama, drawn from interviews with the President at the White House and on Air Force One during a fund-raising swing through Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. There was also an on-the-record call just as the piece was closing for publication. I think I will get no argument that the piece was long enough, thank you, but there were some moments that further illustrated the President’s capacity to argue both sides of a question and, when needed, to opt for a magnanimous non-answer rather than launch

Justin Bieber arrested on drunken
driving, resisting arrest charges
CNN, by Alan Duke    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 1/23/2014 12:07:57 PM     Post Reply
Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing Thursday morning, Miami Beach police said. "What the f*** did I do? Why did you stop me?" Bieber told the police officer who pulled him over just after 4 a.m., according to the arrest report. Bieber, 19, was booked into a Miami jail after failing a sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez told reporters Thursday. Bieber "made some statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication," Martinez

No Statistics, No Mischief
Weekly Standard, by Andrew Ferguson    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/23/2014 11:37:13 AM     Post Reply
It´s been more than a week now and I’m beginning to suspect she’s not going to call, so here I will offer Janet Yellen the advice I’ve been hoping to give her privately since the Senate confirmed her as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve. My advice is: Think about John Cowperthwaite. By this I mean: Really think about John Cowperthwaite. The name is familiar to economic historians, academics in postcolonial studies, specialists in the tax policy of the Far East, and avid libertarians, but less well known to normal people.

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