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No sex, please, we’re Republicans
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/28/2014 5:06:20 AM     Post Reply
Some of the Republicans in Washington missed the birds-and-bees lecture at daddy’s knee. Their leader was puzzling Monday over a libido — what it is, who has one and what to do with it — on the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union address, when he is expected to elaborate on his scheme to suspend the Constitution. There’s lots to say about Mr. Obama and his plot, unilaterally lifting the threat of deportation of an entire class of illegal aliens, bypassing Senate confirmation of his most egregious appointments, altering work requirements under welfare reform and announcing that the federal

Great Caesar’s Ghost
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/28/2014 5:03:01 AM     Post Reply
The annual State of the Union pageant is a hideous, dispiriting, ugly, monotonous, un-American, un-republican, anti-democratic, dreary, backward, monarchical, retch-inducing, depressing, shameful, crypto-imperial display of official self-aggrandizement and piteous toadying, a black Mass during which every unholy order of teacup totalitarian and cringing courtier gathers under the towering dome of a faux-Roman temple to listen to a speech with no content given by a man with no content, to rise and to be seated as is called for by the order of worship — it is a wonder they have not started genuflecting — with one wretched representative of their

There won´t be fun ´n Games for NBC pair
at Sochi, due to heavy Russian security
New York Daily News, by Marianne Garvey*    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/28/2014 4:59:55 AM     Post Reply
A secret, steamy relationship between one of NBC’s best-known on-air personalities and a network executive has been put on ice because the duo fear their naughty behavior will be exposed by eavesdropping Russian agents at the Olympics. Confidenti@l has learned exclusively that the exec, who admits to a 20-year-long, on-and-off-again shagfest turned sexting bonanza, is frustrated the fun will be on hiatus as long as one of them — we won’t say who — is covering the Games. “Everything is being monitored and any little secrets or fun staffers have is at risk of being exposed,” says a well-placed insider. NBC’s Olympic staff



Another reason to miss President Bush
PowerLine, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/28/2014 4:57:16 AM     Post Reply
John Rizzo spent 34 years as a lawyer at the Central Intelligence Agency. The memoir of his service between 1976 and 2009 — Company Man — has just been published. It was the subject of a harshly negative review by Fred Kaplan in the New York Times Book Review a few weeks back. By contrast, in a review behind the Wall Street Journal’s loosely guarded paywall (you can dig it up via Google), former Attorney General Michael Mukasey finds it a valuable account. Mukasey hold it to be “emphatically a book for anyone who cares about the security of this

The King is Naked
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/28/2014 4:55:05 AM     Post Reply
“It is very important to silence the man who first cries out, ‘the king is naked,’ before others pick up the cry.”Valentin Moroz, Soviet Dissident It’s State of the Union night. And the state of Obama’s America is not good. The news is out. The king is naked. The Emperor has no clothes. • Jobs: Ninety-two million Americans are out of the workforce. • Health Insurance: Five-plus million Americans who had health insurance have now lost that health insurance. As many as 25 million more could lose their insurance this year. All of it due to Obamacare. • Poverty: Fifty million Americans now live below

Something cheesy in Philly — and it isn’t steak
New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/28/2014 4:51:09 AM     Post Reply
There was a distinct impression in the Philadelphia office of the Census Bureau that someone wanted the unemployment rate to drop in the months before the 2012 presidential election, according to a source who has already been interviewed by Congress. And this was a first. “It’s never come up prior to this administration,” said my source, who has worked through both the Bush and Clinton presidencies. This source, whom I have not identified, was questioned two weeks ago by the House Oversight Committee headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). The Census Bureau, which is part of the very partisan Commerce Department, is tasked every

The Bully-in-Chief Takes
the Bully Pulpit
American Thinker, by Cindy Simpson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/28/2014 4:47:14 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s pen and phone and threats to use them could forever transform the meaning of the term "bully pulpit" in our nation´s lexicon. According to the Oxford Dictionary, "bully pulpit" describes "a public office or position of authority that provides its occupant with an outstanding opportunity to speak out on any issue." The term originated with President Theodore Roosevelt, who often used the word "bully" and once said of his presidency: "I have got such a bully pulpit." Nowadays, though, Roosevelt´s use of the word "bully" -- a positive adjective meaning "first rate" or exclamation expressing approval -- occupies



Senate Republicans Develop The Most Credible
Plan Yet To ´Repeal And Replace´ Obamacare
Forbes, by Avik Roy    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/28/2014 4:45:07 AM     Post Reply
“Repealing and replacing” Obamacare with market-oriented reforms has been the Republican mantra for years now. If you’re a long-time follower of this space, you know that we’re skeptical that Obamacare will ever be repealed, GOP slogans to the contrary. Today, however, a trio of experienced Senate Republicans—Tom Coburn (Okla.), Richard Burr (N.C.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah)—have put forth the most thoughtful and constructive plan yet developed to repeal and replace Obamacare. The plan seeks to ensure that as many Americans have health coverage as Obamacare does. It’s a proposal grounded in the real-world tradeoffs that all serious reformers must make.

Hemp, farm-raised fish, food
labels and food stamps: What’s
in the Farm Bill?
Washington Post, by Ed O´Keefe    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/28/2014 4:37:50 AM     Post Reply
The cows are finally coming home. After more than two years of talks, negotiators released a long-awaited Farm Bill Monday evening. The legislation is the last big item on the 2013 congressional to-do list and it´s expected to sail through the House and Senate in the coming days -- mostly because lawmakers want to get it over with already. Just as we scoured the more than 1,000-page $1.1 trillion spending agreement passed this month for juicy tidbits, we´ve perused the 959-page farm bill to call out some neat, new and interesting anecdotes that might not normally see the light of

First-Class Islam: Eric Holder Puts
Muslims Above Terror Suspicion
PJ Media, by Timothy Furnish    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/28/2014 4:35:15 AM     Post Reply
From 2008 to 2011, I was a guest lecturer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (the primary DHS training facility, located in coastal Georgia) and at Joint Special Operations University (which brings foreign officers to learn of U.S. irregular warfare, located in Tampa). At both venues I was asked to lecture on the history of terrorism. (Snip)Nonetheless, in June 2009 I was told that I could no longer lecture at FLETC, because the edict had come down from the new Obama administration that “no trainer who uses the term ‘jihad’ shall henceforth be used.”

WaPo columnist: Hey, Monica Lewinsky
wasn’t exactly an innocent victim, you know
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/28/2014 4:28:51 AM     Post Reply
Via RCP, here’s one more in the long list of reasons to dread Hillary’s inevitable nomination. It also makes it inevitable that America’s going to refight this old battle, replete with enlightened progressives — many of them women — grasping for ways on television to dismiss presidential intern-shtupping with variations of “she was good to go.” In fairness, Marcus gets points for degree of difficulty here, framing this defense of the Clenis as a knock on the GOP for allegedly viewing women through some sort of virgin/whore lens. In other words, Rand Paul’s critique, which was designed to parry the



Seau Family Objects to NFL´s
$765M Concussion Deal
Associated Press, by Mary Claire Dale    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/28/2014 4:21:12 AM     Post Reply
The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau plans to object to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because the fund would not pay wrongful death claims to survivors. Although the players´ lawsuits accused the NFL of concealing known concussion risks, there would be no blame assessed as part of the settlement, and no punitive damages for pain and suffering. "Mr. Seau´s children have their own claims for the wrong the NFL did to them. His children are not suing for their father´s pain and suffering, they are suing for their own," lawyer Steven M. Strauss wrote in

Jodi Arias Defense Cost
Taxpayers $2M and Counting
Associated Press, by Brian Skoloff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/28/2014 4:18:43 AM     Post Reply
Jodi Arias´ legal bills have topped $2 million, a tab being footed by Arizona taxpayers that will only continue to climb with a new penalty phase set for March, officials said Monday. Arias, 33, was convicted of murder in May, but the jury couldn´t reach a verdict on her sentence. Prosecutors are now pursuing a second penalty phase with a new jury in an effort to get the death penalty. Trial is set for March 17. The former waitress and aspiring photographer has been held in jail in Maricopa County awaiting her fate while her legal bills continue to mount.

Folk Singer, Activist Pete Seeger Dies In NY
Associated Press, by Michael Hill & Chris Talbott    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/28/2014 4:14:48 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK -- Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest in 2011. Though he would later admit the attention embarrassed him, the moment brought back so many feelings and memories as he instructed yet another generation of young people how to effect change through song and determination - as he had done over the last seven decades as a history-sifting singer and ever-so-gentle rabble-rouser. "Be wary of great leaders," he told The Associated Press two days after the march. "Hope

What Part Of ´Enough´ Don´t They Understand?
American Thinker, by Warren Beatty    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 1/28/2014 2:08:14 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. Congress has raised the debt ceiling 78 times since 1960. Ronald Reagan oversaw the largest number of debt ceiling increases (17), and George W. Bush approved a near doubling of the debt ceiling during his two terms in office. Reagan raised the debt from $900 billion to $2.7 trillion, a 33.33% increase, and debt was 53.1% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the George W. Bush presidency, an almost 100% increase, 84.2% of GDP. While Bush was no (economic) bargain, he has proven to be a piker when compared to Dear



Boehner Confidant Cashes In on Amnesty
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 1/28/2014 1:42:22 AM     Post Reply
House Speaker John Boehner’s ex-chief of staff Barry Jackson (pictured, right) is now working with the Chamber of Commerce to help its lobbying campaign for comprehensive immigration reform. “The former chief of staff to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is working as a consultant for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as the big business trade group pushes Congress to enact immigration reform,” Politico reported Monday afternoon. While his firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck publicly registered to lobby for the chamber on immigration reform in June, Jackson´s involvement was not previously known because he is acting as a non-lobbying adviser. BHFS confirmed Jackson is

Western residents face threat of water
rationing as feds reduce water flow
FOX News, by Kelly David Burke    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 1/28/2014 1:20:43 AM     Post Reply
For years, experts have been warning people in the American West they will have to make do with less water in the future. That dryer future already may have arrived. This year, for the first time in history, lower flows in the Colorado River have prompted the federal government to reduce the amount of water flowing into Lake Mead reservoir outside Las Vegas. Bureau of Reclamation officials say if the river´s level doesn´t increase soon, there´s a 50 percent chance that by next year, residents in Arizona, southern Nevada and California will have to start rationing water. "There´s a great

Hillary Clinton drives down memory
lane, says first car was ´63 Cutlass
Detroit News, by Karl Henkel    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/27/2014 11:37:14 PM     Post Reply
New Orleans — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s history with cars is nearly as colorful as her political background. The former secretary of state, first lady and U.S. senator revealed Monday in a speech at the National Automobile Dealers Association conference that her first car was an Oldsmobile Cutlass, she has not driven since 1996 — and that husband Bill Clinton’s 1970 Opel was “one of the ugliest cars ever built.” Clinton said she paid $220 for a 1963 Olds Cutlass to get around at Yale law school. But the car quickly developed problems. “I concluded it was cold and the battery would get cold,

Virginia governors before Bob
McDonnell accepted lots of gifts
Washington Times, by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/27/2014 11:01:13 PM     Post Reply
A $200 leather jacket, an $18,000 Caribbean vacation rental, $350 in hunting gear — just a few of the valuable things given to the governor of Virginia in recent years. But the items weren’t accepted by Bob McDonnell, whose indictment on federal public corruption charges has renewed attention to the comparatively lax laws over Virginia’s culture of gift-giving. They were made to his predecessors, Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine. The former Democratic governors accepted thousands of dollars worth of tickets to professional football, basketball, hockey and auto racing events, as well as countless bottles of wine, rounds of golf

Obama tries to reach past TV
to touch diminished audience
with State of Union
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/27/2014 10:59:11 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has been losing his TV audience — literally. With the State of the Union proving ever less entrancing for viewers, the White House is desperate to turn the speech into a multiday event in an effort to bolster interest in Mr. Obama’s policies, even if people don’t tune in to hear his words. With online question-and-answer sessions, a “virtual road trip” scheduled for Friday and a presidential video, the White House is determined to spread Mr. Obama’s message beyond Tuesday night’s hourlong address. “Literally, the conversation never ends,” said Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet


The chocolate treat so popular
in North Korea that workers are
buying it for up to a day´s wages
on the black market from South
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/27/2014 10:48:17 PM     Post Reply
At best, theirs is a fractious relationship. But it seems that the two Koreas have been united by one thing - a love of chocolate. For a marshmallow chocolate pie has become so popular in North Korea that people are buying it for up to a day´s pay on the black market after it has been smuggled out of the South. The average North Korean reportedly makes the equivalent of between $100 (£60) to $200 (£120) a month. But they are paying up to $10 (£6) for South Korea´s Choco-Pies - a Wagon Wheel type biscuit containing two disc-shaped, chocolate-covered

Obama´s State of the Union will promise tax
rate cuts to corporate giants but leave small
businesses out in the cold – while
increasing government´s overall take
Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 10:37:02 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is expected to outline a seismic shift during Tuesday´s annual State of the Union address in how much tax American businesses pay, but the devil is in the details. While his plan will lower the top corporate rate, smaller companies whose proceeds are considered individual income – since they´re not organized as large corporations – won´t see any benefit. And the net impact, says one Washington, D.C. watchdog group, will be more money, not less, flowing into the federal government´s coffers. Those funds, the group says, will be redistributed into public works projects calculated to benefit labor unions that support

´UK Tea Party´ Surges to Become
Country´s ´Most Favoured´ Political Movement
Breitbart Big Peace, by Raheem Kassam    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/27/2014 10:35:46 PM     Post Reply
Nigel Farage´s right-wing UK Independence Party (UKIP) has once again rocked the British political establishment by coming first in a recent poll which quizzed Brits on their feelings towards the four main political parties. While UKIP hasn´t yet mustered up any elected members of the UK Parliament, the party this week registered as Britain´s most favoured political organisation, scoring 27 percentage points ahead of the left-wing Labour Party´s 26 and the Conservative Party´s 25 percent. UKIP is also expected to take a huge chunk of seats at the upcoming European Parliamentary elections in May, promising more Eurosceptic Members (MEPs) who

Exclusive--Tea Party Movement to
Celebrate Five Years of Victories
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/27/2014 10:32:38 PM     Post Reply
Breitbart News has learned that the Tea Party movement will celebrate its five-year anniversary with a blockbuster event on February 27 in Washington, D.C. that will bring together Tea Party conservatives in Congress with local activists and movement leaders from across the nation. The Tea Party Patriots will organize the event that will reflect on why the movement formed, the significant victories it has achieved, and the road ahead as it comes under assault by the institutional left and even the Republican establishment that wants to preserve the status quo. “It’s amazing to think of all the things we have

96 Percent of Dems Who Support
Minimum Wage Hike Don’t Pay Their Interns
Cybercast News Service, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 1/27/2014 10:31:10 PM     Post Reply
Liberals are really pushing raising the minimum wage for 2014. Thirty states have put forward bills to increase it, and Democrats have made this issue part of their political strategy for this year. Yet, a new study from the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) has exposed the proponents of raising the minimum wage of their "hypocrisy." It seems that 96% of Democrats who support such measures don´t pay their interns. The abstract of the EPI study noted that "the same Members of Congress who are supporting a 40% wage hike on private sector employers are simultaneously failing to provide any wages

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