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Is John Boehner ´A Man
Taking a Walk?´
Town Hall, by Jeannie DeAngelis    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 1/26/2014 2:14:12 PM     Post Reply
Newfound understanding as to why America is in the dire straits it´s in was gained when Speaker of the House John Boehner (´Beener,´ ´Bonner,´ ´Boner´) Boehner (pronounced BAY-ner) finally appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.The guy with the perpetual cottonmouth took to Jay´s couch to spout off on people like Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and Vladimir Putin.{SNIP}Whoa Nellie! You mean that´s all it takes to get 64-year-old Boehner to sell out America to tyranny - a golf cart, a riding mower, a case of Ripple, and a few cartons of Marlboros?

Usher, Scooter Braun fly to Panama for
‘sit down’ with Justin Bieber after
singer´s arrest
New York Daily News, by CHIDERAH MONDE    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 1/26/2014 2:09:38 PM     Post Reply
Justin Bieber´s Panamanian getaway appears to be the perfect setting for an intervention.Usher, who discovered the 19-year-old pop star in 2009, has reportedly flown down to Nitro City, a resort in Punta Chame, Panama, to be with his prodigy. He was joined by Bieber´s manager Scooter Braun and childhood friend Ryan Butler, TMZ reports.Several excited "Beliebers" tweeted sightings of the singer´s "original crew" in Panama, which apparently refers to the people who surrounded the pop star in the beginnings of his career.Before his arrest Thursday, rumors that Bieber´s drinking and drug abuse had gotten out of control began to surface

Crony Capitalism in America:
Public Sector Union Scandals Begin to Leak
Townhall, by Hunter Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 1/26/2014 1:59:19 PM     Post Reply
Many reporters reflexively support unions, and prefer not to acknowledge scandals related to them, especially at the local and state level. Nevertheless, troubling news accounts have emerged: - A New York City sewer engineer is paid $775,000 ($173,000 regular annual rate plus back payments from settlement of a labor dispute).292 ?? – A Chicago union leader takes a leave of absence in 1989 from the city’s sanitation department, where he earned $40,000, to work for a union. He is then allowed to “retire” from the city at age 56 with $108,000 pension. (The rules say that the individual should waive a union
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The new face of food stamps:
working-age Americans
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 1/26/2014 1:52:47 PM     Post Reply
In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps -- a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients. Some of the change is due to demographics, such as the trend toward having fewer children. But a slow economic recovery with high unemployment, stagnant wages and an increasing gulf between low-wage and high-skill jobs also plays a big role. It suggests that government spending on the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program -- twice what it cost five years ago -- may not subside significantly

Mystery woman jumps to her death from roof
of Beverly Hills plastic surgery clinic to the
stars where she had undergone a facelift*
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 1/26/2014 1:50:19 PM     Post Reply
A 53-year-old woman jumped to her death Wednesday in Beverly Hills after undergoing a facelift at the office of Hollywood´s most exclusive plastic surgeon. The unidentified woman was reportedly a patient of Dr Brian Novack, considered one of the best - and most expensive - doctors specializing in keeping Hollywood A-listers looking eternally young. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Novack´s tragic mystery patient had been staying overnight under supervision at his sleek clinic on North Camden Drive in Beverly Hills following a facelift procedure. According to the celebrity news site, the woman - described as blonde and

Deadly Short Hills mall carjacking
fuels bail reform debate
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Thomas Zambito    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/26/2014 1:36:16 PM     Post Reply
Newark — One week before police say he took part in a deadly carjacking at the Short Hills mall, Hanif Thompson was spotted breaking into property in Newark, getting into an Audi and trying to drive away, Essex County prosecutors say. Newark police caught Thompson near the Weequahic Avenue property on Dec. 7 and charged him with burglary and resisting arrest, prosecutors say. He remained locked up at the Essex County Jail through Dec. 11 when, prosecutors say, the ex-con was released after a Newark Municipal Court judge reduced his bail from $50,000 to $20,000 with the option of paying $2,000

2005 stabbing: Family´s lawyer says
White Plains didn´t secure garage
Journal News [White Plains, NY], by Erik Shilling    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/26/2014 1:17:56 PM     Post Reply
A lawyer for the family of a woman who was stabbed to death in White Plains because she was white argued Thursday that the city failed to adequately secure a parking garage near the Galleria where the crime occurred. The lawyer spoke during the opening of a civil trial in the case, pressed by the family of Concetta "Connie" Russo-Carriero of White Plains, who was stabbed by Phillip Grant on June 29, 2005, at the parking garage. Grant, who is serving a sentence of 25 years to life in state prison, told police shortly after his arrest that he was

  


  

Boom: AP Confirms Hoboken´s Share of
Sandy Aid ´On Par´ With Other Cities
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 1/26/2014 1:09:35 PM     Post Reply
One week ago today, we covered in detail serious allegations from the Democratic Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey against Chris Christie´s administration. Dawn Zimmer claimed that two high-ranking Christie officials -- including the Lieutenant Governor -- told her that aid for her city´s recovery from the storm was contingent on her approval of a building development deal favored by the governor. I discussed several curious elements of this accusation at the time, noting the Mayor´s unqualified praise of Christie several months after this alleged shakedown attempt took place, and citing a local reporter to whom Zimmer had floated a different

Data thieves threatened by South Korea
Malysia Sun, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/26/2014 12:39:40 PM     Post Reply
South Korean administrators have advised corporate bosses that harsh penalties are being drafted for thieves who indulge in data theft. South Korea recently went through its worst leak of private financial data involving three credit card companies. Twenty million clients were caught up in a scam when data was stolen by an employee of credit ratings firm Korea Credit Bureau. (Snip) Before his arrest this month, he had managed to steal data including names, social security numbers, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, home addresses and credit card numbers.

Rand Paul:Clintons should be judged
for Bill’s ‘predatory behavior’ with Lewinsky
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 12:34:48 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested Sunday that the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal should give Americans pause when it comes to evaluating the Clinton legacy -- and, by extension, Hillary Rodham Clinton´s potential presidential campaign. Paul´s wife, Kelley, made similar remarks in a Vogue profile last year, and her husband agreed with her Sunday in an interview on NBC´s "Meet the Press." Rand Paul said the scandal is about more than just infidelity and lying to the American people, but also as "predatory behavior" from the former president. "One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is

Transcript: Bob Schieffer´s interview
with Sen. Chuck Schumer
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 12:12:47 PM     Post Reply
BOB SCHIEFFER: And joining us now for some reaction to the Republican side of things, or at least the Tea Party side of things, New York Democrat, Chuck Schumer. I´ll just give you the chance to respond. What did you think of what Senator Cruz had to say? SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER: Well, a lot of it´s sort of Alice in Wonderland. He says the President´s policies haven´t worked, but he hasn´t let them go into effect. He´s blocked just about every one. And I would say this, I have good news on the debt ceiling. I do not believe that

  


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Iran´s nukes are no joke
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele    Original Article
Posted By: davesenior- 1/26/2014 11:05:07 AM     Post Reply
There are some things about which I can take pleasure in saying, “I told you so,” but a nuclear Iran is not one of them. I first wrote about the slow but steady progress of Iran toward becoming a nuclear power in December 2007, and then followed up in 2010. The theme of both columns was the incredible naivete of the United States in accepting the reassuring words coming from Tehran about the Islamic republic’s nuclear intentions.In 2007, I disdainfully concluded, “if global geopolitics were a television sitcom, then the government of the United States would be Boss Hogg, and

Transcript: Bob Schieffer´s interview
with Texas Senator Ted Cruz
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 10:54:43 AM     Post Reply
***RUSH TRANSCRIPT** BOB SCHIEFFER: We want to turn now to the President´s State of the Union speech on Tuesday and we´re going to Houston and the Tea Party Republican, Ted Cruz who led the shutdown of the government last fall because the president wouldn´t agree to shut down Obamacare. Senator, thank you for coming. You have already released a list of issues you want the president to address in his State of the Union speech including you want a new investigation into the Benghazi controversy and into the IRS. You want him to admit that his economic program has failed,

McConnell sets up fight
over debt limit
The Hill (Washington DC), by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 10:51:04 AM     Post Reply
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that Republicans should oppose raising the debt limit without including a measure to reduce the nation’s debt, setting up a likely fight with Democrats when Congress tackles the issue next month. “I think for the president to ask for a clean debt ceiling when we have a debt the size of our economy is irresponsible. So we ought to discuss adding something to his request to raise the debt ceiling that does something about the debt or produces at least something positive for our country,” he said on "Fox News Sunday."

If you like Obama´s executive orders,
you are going to love 2014
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 1/26/2014 10:49:19 AM     Post Reply
The American system of government has as it´s chief executive, a president who is carefully checked by a watchful Congress and a consientious judiciary. Except, when it isn´t. Case in point: Our president plans to rule us - not govern us - by using the vast powers of his office and absolute control of the federal bureaucracy to ram his vision of hope and change down our throats. Done without the approval of Congress and with little challenge from the judiciary. Can he get away with it? Watch him: The new plan "is to bring all of the government alive in a way we

  


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Stamp price jumps to 49
cents on Monday
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 10:44:54 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. Postal Service will increase the cost of a stamp on Monday to 49 cents from the current 46 cents. The spike is a 6.5 percent jump, contrary to the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which states that stamp prices cannot increase faster than the rate of inflation, The Wall Street Journal reported. Mounting financial losses forced the USPS to ask regulators to authorize an increase greater than the rate of inflation, which the agency was granted. But regulators refused to make it permanent, a move that upset Postal Service officials, according to the paper.

Most and Least Bible-Minded
Cities in the United States
Breitbart Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 10:37:33 AM     Post Reply
President Ronald Reagan once said, “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” Well, if Reagan was right, Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be solving their problems a little better than all the other cities across the nation. After interviewing more than 46,000 adults nationwide over a seven-year period, the American Bible Society, in conjunction with Barna, ranks Chattanooga as the number one most Bible-minded city in the United States. Providence, Rhode Island, and New Bedford, Massachusetts, share the dubious distinction of being the least most-Bible minded cities in America.

Is Barack a Default Satanist?
Yes, and Here is Why
Canada Free Press, by Kelly O´Connell    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 1/26/2014 10:34:24 AM     Post Reply
Most people believe in some kind of God. Less believe in the existence of personified evil, or the Devil. And yet the question of this essay, whether Barack has satanic characteristics, does not really depend upon whether Satan exists. Because whether as a literal figure, or simply as a literary device, there are certain devilish qualities which are hideous and highly destructive when any personality bears them. And Barack seems to carry virtually all of these traits. According to the Bible, some of Satan’s qualities are therefore listed here: Many characteristics and names of Satan can be discovered in the Bible. He

Rand Paul: ´Women are winning´
the war on women
CNN, by Ashley Killough    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 10:28:14 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that Democrats are failing in their attempts to frame the GOP as a party that wages a war against women. "The whole thing of the ´war on women,´ I sort of laughingly say, ´Yeah, there might have been - but the women are winning it,´" the Republican senator from Kentucky said on CNN´s "State of the Union." He said women have made great strides and, as an example, now make up more than half the students at medical and law schools. "I think women are doing very well, and I´m proud of how far we´ve

Hooked on Amazon Prime?
Easy to see why
Tampa Tribune [FL], by Rich Mullins    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 9:02:33 AM     Post Reply
Amazon Prime is like crack, people warn me in hushed, cautionary tones. Once you try it, you’re hooked. I personally have not signed up for Amazon’s premiere, super-duper, fancy-dancy, wave-o’-the-future membership program, even though I’m a frequent customer. But I’m fascinated by the transformation people talk about once they do. “Oh, you’ll see,” they tell me, “you’ll see.” On its face, Prime offers two simple things: Free two-day shipping on most purchases, and access to streaming movies and TV shows. All for $80 a year. Whether or not people need two-day shipping, a few things seem to happen once they

  



US President Barack Obama
to use speech to offer election-
year agenda for Democrats
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 8:43:34 AM     Post Reply
Washington: President Barack Obama may not say it in his State of the Union speech this week, but part of his underlying message will be: Please vote for Democrats in the November elections. Obama’s big speech on Tuesday will be his sixth foray into the House of Representatives chamber to lay out his policy priorities for the year. This edition is critical to forming a narrative on which Democrats can campaign this year. And Obama wants to bolster his standing after a rocky end-of-the-year controversy over the botched rollout of his signature health care law, and the tumult surrounding a

Roommate: Bomb suspect
‘a crazy kid’
Altoona Mirror, by William Kibler    Original Article
Posted By: NYC RAL- 1/26/2014 8:19:46 AM     Post Reply
Altoona, PA - A Penn State Altoona freshman from Moscow, Russia, was arrested late Friday and charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction and risking a catastrophe, after city police allegedly found a homemade bomb and bomb-making materials in his Juniata apartment - where they had come to look for a marijuana-growing operation. Vladislav Miftakhov, 19, signed a consent to search, after which an officer found the bomb-related materials in a suitcase, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed by police. A state police bomb squad made the bomb "safe," then deconstructed it, according to city police.

Stephen Hawking:
"There are no black holes"
The Independent (UK), by Heather Saul    Original Article
Posted By: duhem- 1/26/2014 7:56:37 AM     Post Reply
Stephen Hawking has produced a "mind-bending" new theory that argues black holes do not actually exist - at least not in the way we currently perceive them. Instead, in his paper, Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes, Hawking proposes that black holes can exist without 'event horizons', the invisible cover believed to surround every black hole.During a previous lecture, 'Into the Black Hole', Hawkins described an event horizon as the boundary of a black hole, "where gravity is just strong enough to drag light back, and prevent it escaping".
“Falling through the event horizon, is a bit like going over Niagara Falls in a canoe", he said. "If you are above the falls, you can get away if you paddle fast enough, but once you are over the edge, you are lost. There's no way back.
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Stan Wawrinka´s crowning moment
ESPN, by Greg Garber    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 1/26/2014 7:40:30 AM     Post Reply
When does history mean nothing? How do you find hope where none should exist at all? Where, ultimately, does belief come from? Walking onto the court at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday evening in Melbourne, Stanislas Wawrinka was confronted by these eternal questions. There were few who suspected he´d have the answers. Since the start of the 2009 season, Stanislas Wawrinka becomes the first player to win a Slam outside the Big Four. The 28-year-old Swiss player came into this Australia Open final with a 0-12 record against Rafael Nadal, having lost all 26 of their sets. Nadal had never

Wal-Mart laying off 2,300 Sam´s
Club managers and hourly workers
Los Angeles Times, by Tiffany Hsu    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/26/2014 7:19:22 AM     Post Reply
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is laying off 2,300 employees in its Sam’s Club division as it tries to make its workforce leaner. In total, 2% of the 116,000 Sam’s Club employees in the U.S. will lose their jobs. Employees were being informed of the layoffs Friday, spokesman Bill Durling said. Sam’s Club, a membership-based warehouse chain in the mold of Costco, said nearly half the cuts will affect salaried assistant managers. In the fresh goods area, where previously there were six separate assistant managers, now three more senior and better-paid managers are to oversee a meat and deli block, a grocery

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