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IRS, The Emblem Of Big Dirty
Government, Gets Dirtier
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 7:18:26 PM     Post Reply
Law: The IRS is stonewalling two congressional committees over new evidence it illegally targeted dissidents, this time citing employee confidentiality. If this means zero accountability for abuse of power, it´s time for new laws. Christine O´Donnell, a Tea Party candidate from a few years ago, may not be everyone´s cup, but she was spot-on when she told the Washington Times on Sunday: "Unless this is all exposed, unless every level of inappropriateness and corruption is exposed, I certainly won´t be the last person to be politically intimidated like this." Back in 2010, as she campaigned for a Senate seat in Delaware, O´Donnell´s

Thought of the Day: Who Is the
Extremist, Andrew Cuomo?
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Sydney Williams    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 1/27/2014 7:16:36 PM     Post Reply
We live in a in a pluralistic country. New York State, with a population of about 19.6 million people, encompasses people from across the political, economic, social, and religious spectrums. Governor Cuomo acted like an elitist and nativist when he said that “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay… have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” He may be Governor, but does that give him the right to say who New Yorkers are? No matter where one stands on those issues, the Governor’s declaration was extreme. When Mayor de Blasio provided

More Economic Freedom Is Key
To U.S. Economic Success
Investor´s Business Daily, by James A. Dorn    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 7:09:26 PM     Post Reply
The key question facing policymakers in 2014 will be how to energize the economy and lower the rate of unemployment while avoiding another financial crisis caused by asset price inflation and a misallocation of credit. The Fed seems concerned with deflation, but the real risk is that the Fed´s bloated balance sheet, and the extraordinary run-up in the monetary base during the last five years, will begin to show up in inflationary increases in the monetary aggregates. In an election year, policymakers will be timid in raising interest rates, so the asset bubbles that are becoming more and more obvious could grow



Lack Of Opportunity, Not Economic
Inequality, Is U.S.´ Real Problem
Investor´s Business Daily, by Ralph R. Reiland    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 7:07:17 PM     Post Reply
The big story that´s simultaneously being spotlighted from the Vatican to the White House, from Oxfam to newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio in New York City, is economic inequality and the purportedly overly skewed and unjust distribution of wealth. "The human rights group Oxfam reported that the wealth of the world´s 85 richest people is equal to that of the poorer half of the world´s population," reported Voice of America on Jan. 20. In other words, the wealth of a little group of people who can easily fit into two Mercedes party buses is equal to the combined wealth of the

Barack Obama And The Quest
For Raw Political Power
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 7:03:24 PM     Post Reply
Raw Power: The White House said over the weekend that President Obama plans to bypass Congress because it won´t do what he wants it to. Yet again, this president goes outside the law and acts as if he were a monarch. The Associated Press is reporting that Obama´s "top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday´s State of the Union speech" that the president "will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must." White House press secretary Jay Carney is on record notifying the country that "the president sees this as a year of action to work with Congress

Justin Bieber legal run-ins
spur competing deportation,
immigration petitions
Fox News, by Hollis McKay    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/27/2014 6:56:50 PM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES – Justin Bieber has been the focus of two investigations in the past two weeks. A search warrant was issued at his home in California in relation to the alleged vandalism of his neighbor’s property, and the singer was arrested on suspicion of DUI and drag racing in Florida.(Snip)Here’s the thing: Bieber is not a U.S. citizen – he’s from Canada. So many are asking of Bieber faces any chance of deportation over his alleged offenses. Some are even lobbying for it. A petition requesting that President Obama deport Bieber and revoke his visa has been gaining popularity in the

ObamaCare Dumped $1.2 Bil
Into Failing State Exchanges
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 1/27/2014 6:51:11 PM     Post Reply
In late October 2013, the Obama administration sent $41.9 million to Minnesota for its state-built health exchange. It was the sixth ObamaCare grant awarded the state, and all told taxpayers ponied up $155 million to help build MNSure. But just 13 weeks after that last grant arrived, an independent consultant issued a damning report, saying Minnesota should consider scrapping MNSure entirely and starting over from scratch, citing systemic technical and management problems. A "large gap exists between required functionality and what has been delivered," the report stated . The state is now deciding what to do next. Minnesota isn´t alone in wasting federal



Blood of Pope John Paul II stolen
in possible ´satanic´ theft
Telegraph [UK], by Rick Squires    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 1/27/2014 6:48:54 PM     Post Reply
A religious reliquary containing blood from the late Pope John Paul II has been stolen from a remote mountain church in Italy, with speculation that a Satanic group could be behind the theft. A team of around 50 Carabinieri police officers with sniffer dogs were on Monday searching for any trace of the reliquary, which was stolen from the Church of St Peter of Ienca in the Abruzzo mountains at the weekend. The ornate gold object contains a fragment of material, stained with blood, which was purportedly taken from the clothing worn by John Paul II after he was shot

Obama enlists corporations in
State of the Union plan to address
long-term unemployment
Washington Examiner (DC), by Joseph Lawler    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/27/2014 6:47:19 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is expected to enlist the aid of major U.S. corporations in fighting long-term joblessness in an announcement in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Xerox, Lockheed Martin and Procter & Gamble confirmed that they are among large companies participating in a White House pledge to not discriminate against the long-term unemployed when hiring. The wall street journal reported the pledge Monday morning. It commits corporations to boosting the long-term unemployed by ensuring that they are not unfairly treated in companies´ advertising or hiring decisions and improving their efforts to hire those out of work for long

Vigilantes Take Control of 8
Communities in Southern Mexico
Agencia EFE [Madrid, Spain], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 1/27/2014 6:44:46 PM     Post Reply
CHILPANCINGO, Mexico – Hundreds of armed men belonging to community self-defense groups occupied eight small towns near Chilpancingo, capital of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, and detained a dozen suspected extortionists, a spokesperson for the vigilantes said. The action was taken due to the “federal government’s poor response” in ensuring the security of the state’s inhabitants, Gonzalo Torres, a coordinator of the Citizen Safety and Justice System, or SSyJC, organization, said Friday. The vigilantes said they seized control of the towns, all part of the municipality of Chilpancingo, because their residents are the victims of criminal gangs that extort and kidnap

Michelle Obama´s State of the
Union guests announced
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/27/2014 6:42:44 PM     Post Reply
Two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and an openly gay NBA player are among the guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday when President Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address. The first lady´s guests are often picked because they symbolize an issue or policy the president is promoting. The White House announced six guests on Monday, with other names to be released ahead of Obama´s address. The guests announced so far are:- Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, Boston: A photograph of Arredondo, 53, and Bauman, 27, has become one of the iconic



Ice, snow headed for
Charleston metro region
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Bo Peterson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/27/2014 6:22:09 PM     Post Reply
Freezing rain and then snow is expected to fall Tuesday. Roads will ice over. Some power lines will drop. Arctic cold will overtake rain on Tuesday morning, turn it to freezing rain in the early afternoon and snow at night. Summerville and other inland areas might see the change in the late morning, said Jonathan Lamb, National Weather Service, Charleston. As much as three-quarters of an inch of ice could drop. Inland could see maybe an inch of snow Tuesday night. "It´s pretty much going to be an all-day thing," said meteorologist Brett Cimbora with the Charleston office.

The GOP’s Gift to Cornwallis
National Review Online, by Quin Hillyer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 6:14:56 PM     Post Reply
You all know the history of Yorktown, right? George Washington’s continental army had Lord Cornwallis’s British troops hemmed in on a peninsula with no egress available by land. A French fleet controlled the waters right offshore, so Cornwallis seemed unable to be rescued by sea. And then Washington — getting pressure from war financier Robert Morris, who thought the French were scoundrels – started working with Cornwallis to shoot cannon at the French to drive them away from the Chesapeake . . . Well, if that’s not how it really happened, it certainly seems to be the model of political warfare

Forget global warming, worry about the
MAGNETOSPHERE: Earth´s magnetic field is
collapsing and it could affect the climate and
wipe out power grids
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 6:13:45 PM     Post Reply
Deep within the Earth, a fierce molten core is generating a magnetic field capable of defending our planet against devastating solar winds. The protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather patterns. But this magnetic field, so important to life on Earth, has weakened by 15 per cent over the last 200 years. And this, scientists claim, could be a sign that the Earth’s poles are about to flip. Experts believe we´re currently overdue a flip, but they´re unsure when this could occur. If a switch happens, we would be exposed

An Obamacare Replacement in the Senate
National Review Online, by Yuval Levin    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 6:08:15 PM     Post Reply
The past few months have seen some very promising new conservative reform initiatives emerging from Capitol Hill — ideas that build on the work of conservative wonks in the think-tank world and the academy and translate them into practical proposals. Senator Mike Lee has offered a very appealing tax-reform proposal and important ideas for transforming our approach to transportation and higher-education policy. Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Paul Ryan have outlined some promising improvements to the safety net. And today, senators Tom Coburn, Orrin Hatch, and Richard Burr have proposed a conservative health-care reform that has enormous promise. Herewith, some quick



White House warns Obama
could go around Congress
Associated Press, by Philip Elliott    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 6:06:04 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must, his top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday´s State of the Union speech. Obama faces a politically divided Congress on Tuesday and will use his annual address to demand expanded economic opportunity. Absent legislative action, the White House is telling lawmakers that the president is ready to take unilateral action to close the gap between rich and poor Americans. "I think the way we have to think about this year is we have a divided government," said Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime Obama adviser.

A ban on autos? Major cities
consider going carless
CNBC, by Paul A. Eisenstein    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 6:03:34 PM     Post Reply
Germany, home of the high-speed autobahn, is perhaps one of the few countries that has had as intense a love affair with the automobile as the U.S. But in an effort to go green, the country´s second-largest city is studying ways to eliminate cars by 2034. The northern city of Hamburg has laid out an initial concept, named the Green Network Plan, that would expand public transportation and add more routes for pedestrians and bicyclists. The most controversial aspect of the plan calls for a steady phase-out of automobiles in the center of the city over the next two decades. And Hamburg

Hillary Clinton: "My Biggest Regret
Is What Happened In Benghazi"
Real Clear Politics, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 5:44:30 PM     Post Reply
Please upgrade your browser to view HTML 5 content QUESTION: Any do-overs that you would -- relative to Secretary of State? HILLARY CLINTON: Oh, sure. I mean, you know, you make these choices based on imperfect information. And you make them to -- as we say, the best of your ability. But that doesn´t mean that there´s not going to be unforeseen consequences, unpredictable twists and turns. You know, my biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi. It was a terrible tragedy, losing four Americans, two diplomats and now it´s public, so I can say two CIA operatives, losing an ambassador

CNN apologizes profusely after
airing video of Hillary Clinton laughing
Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 5:41:14 PM     Post Reply
A CNN anchor quickly apologized for airing a video clip of Hillary Clinton expressing regret for the the Banghazi terrorist attacks spliced together with video of the former Secretary of State laughing while she was asked about her plans in 2016. After playing the clip, CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield apologized to viewers, realizing that it looked like Clinton was laughing about the terrorist attack. "I want to be real clear here," she stated. "Those were two separate sound-bites that we tried to get to as quickly as possible -- we call them tape turns -- one of them was about Benghazi and

Scott Walker´s Unnoticed Revolution
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 5:27:11 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, for three days last week I told you the amazing story of Scott Walker, governor Wisconsin and the rebirth and revitalization of his state, a blue state, with conservatism. Conservative economic policy has revitalized that state. The upshot of it is that there´s a near $1 billion budget surplus that he is returning to the taxpayers in the form of income property tax cuts. Interestingly, by the way, the Wisconsin legislature is opposing him on this. They want to spend the money on... what do you think? Education. Oh, yes. We´re not spending enough on education, the


Let´s Make the White House
Correspondents Dinner an Awards Show
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 5:22:38 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Did you watch the Grammys last night? Snerdley, you missed it. Folks, I gotta tell you something. I´m beginning to think -- this a quick Grammy takeaway. I ended up having to watch the Grammy opening a little bit. You know, this weekend I had tech problems in everything except my iPhone and iPad. Well, no, I had one in my iPad. Printers here are all screwed up, printers at home are all screwed up. Every remote control for my audio-video system at home is blown, not working. It´s just a total mess. It´s a total breakdown, total melt.

My Advice to the Dictator for His State
of the Coup Address on Income Inequality
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 5:14:43 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: So I get the audio sound bite roster today from Cookie. I actually get an e-mail before I get the roster. She said, "You´re back. They were talking about you all weekend long." And in these sound bites, folks, this is about the president calling me out along with Fox News last week in the New Yorker magazine. They went to a bunch of these media types in the audio sound bites, and they all say he´s justified. They all say the president is seriously agitated with me. This is not just talk; he is really, really agitated. The

Tu Quoque ad Hitlerum
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 5:13:23 PM     Post Reply
If Tom Perkins of San Francisco was trying to be provocative, he succeeded. In a letter to the editor that appeared in Saturday´s Wall Street Journal, Perkins, a founding partner of the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers venture-capital firm, drew a parallel between Nazi Germany´s "war on its ´one percent,´ namely its Jews," and "the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ´rich.´ " He described some of the local manifestations of "a rising tide of hatred of the successful" and concluded: "This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its

The Drive-By Media Thinks Obama
Has Accepted Reality: I´m His Problem
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 5:10:47 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: To the audio sound bites. As you recall, it was revealed in the New Yorker magazine that the president blames me and Fox News (and apparently now blames me more than Fox News) for his inability to convince a majority of Americans to agree with him policy-wise. Friday night in New York City, on NY1´s Inside City Hall, the host, Errol Louis, interviewed Chuck-U Schumer. And Errol Louis said, "Do you expect Tea Party and other conservative politicians to try and fight with you for those issues of income inequality?"

Political Review Hampers
FOIA Process, Watchdogs Say
Washington Free Beacon, by CJ Ciaramella    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/27/2014 4:59:17 PM     Post Reply
Government watchdog groups and reporters say political appointees have been given increased sway over Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in the Obama administration, slowing down the release of public records and introducing political pressure to the process. Numerous federal agencies have adopted policies to review “significant” or “sensitive” FOIA requests. The White House also frequently reviews FOIA requests it claims contain executive branch materials. The Washington Free Beacon has had one FOIA request under White House review for the past three months. The Free Beacon requested emails from Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ previously secret email address concerning

Wall Street’s bad bet
on Hillary for 2016
New York Post, by Charles Gasparino    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/27/2014 4:56:48 PM     Post Reply
The big Wall Street types will tell you that, as bad as things have gotten with President Obama and his disastrous economic policies, help could be on the way in the form of President Hillary Clinton in 2016. Keep in mind, this bunch bet heavily back in 2007 and 2008 that then-candidate Barack Obama was “a moderate” (a term used by BlackRock chief Larry Fink to describe Obama in ’08), shoveling lots of money his way. And the same crew in 2012 bet big that Mitt Romney had what it took to expose Obamanomics as the disaster it had become. But the

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