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Hillary Clinton: ´fun to watch FOX
when it´s someone else being blitzed´
NBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/2/2014 10:28:05 PM     Post Reply
Step aside, Jon Stewart. There´s a new political satirist in town. Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and a potential Democratic presidential candidate, took an apparent shot at Fox News during the Super Bowl on Sunday. (Tweet) The tweet, which had been retweeted more than 30,000 times by the start of the game´s fourth quarter, was apparently a reference to the cable news channel´s coverage, which has been highly critical of Democrats and the September 2012 terror attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton has come under fire for the State Department response to the attack.

Hillary Clinton calls on Senate
not to impose more sanctions on Iran
Guardian [UK], by Spencer Ackerman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/2/2014 10:21:00 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential heir apparent, has urged her former Senate colleagues not to pass new sanctions on Iran, even as she called the Islamic Republic a “threat to global security”. The intervention from Clinton, who holds a commanding lead in a 2016 Democratic primary contest she has not formally entered, represents both a new opportunity for the Obama administration to rescue its major diplomatic overture from a Congress that largely loathes it and a threat of being undermined by a potent and independent force within the Democratic Party.

The average age of Fox News viewers is
68 and a majority of them are politically
conservative and white
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Alexandra Klausner    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/2/2014 10:18:21 PM     Post Reply
According to Nielsen TV data through mid-January, the average age of Fox News viewers is 68-years-old. In Frank Rich´s New York Magazine article, ´Stop Beating a Dead Fox´ he calls Fox News a politically conservative ´retirement community´ that´s losing young viewers at a faster rate than it´s competitors. The average viewers at MSNBC and CNN are 60, and the average is 62-64 for the broadcast networks. Not only are Fox News viewers old, they´re almost all white. Rich points out that only 1.1 per cent of Fox News viewers are black. That´s a far lower number than other news networks. MSNCB has a 25



The troubled last months of tragic Philip Seymour Hoffman: Oscar winner had SPLIT from mother of his three children
Daily Mail (UK), by Sara Nathan and Joshua Gardner *    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/2/2014 10:11:15 PM     Post Reply
Tragic Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman had separated from his longtime girlfriend Mimi O´Donnell in the months leading up to his death, it can be revealed. The 46-year-old, who has three elementary-age children with the costume designer, also 46, began renting a $10,000-a-month apartment in Bethune Street in Manhattan´s Greenwich Village in October. And it was here his body was found today by close friend and playwright David Bar Katz, who had been asked to check up on him by Miss O´Donnell. The actor´s estranged partner was later seen weeping as she entered the property. This afternoon, a New York

O´Reilly plays hard ball with Obama as he
grills him on Obamacare, the IRS and his
handling of the Benghazi raid
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/2/2014 10:11:00 PM     Post Reply
Fox News host Bill O´Reilly tackled Barack Obama on his affordable healthcare act and the 2012 Benghazi attack in a tense Super Bowl Sunday interview today. In the network´s annual live pre-game show, President Obama was forced to defend himself against a barrage of Republican criticism. During a tense 15-minute interview, Obama hit back at O´Reilly, saying the Fox News network was to blame for promoting scandals. As he was questioned about Obamacare, the Benghazi raid and accusations that the IRS targeted right-wing groups like the Tea Party, the President took a shot at Fox. ´These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part

Study: Abortion rate at
lowest point since 1973
Washington Post, by Sandhya Somashekhar    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/2/2014 10:08:57 PM     Post Reply
The abortion rate in the United States dropped to its lowest point since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in all 50 states, according to a study suggesting that new, long-acting contraceptive methods are having a significant impact in reducing unwanted pregnancies. There were fewer than 17 abortions for every 1,000 women in 2011, the latest year for which figures were available, according a paper published Monday from the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion-rights think tank. That is down 13 percent from 2008 and a little higher than the rate in 1973, when the Supreme Court handed down its landmark Roe

HealthCare.gov can’t handle
appeals of enrollment errors
Washington Post, by Amy Goldstein    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/2/2014 10:06:31 PM     Post Reply
Tens of thousands of people who discovered that HealthCare.gov made mistakes as they were signing up for a health plan are confronting a new roadblock: The government cannot yet fix the errors. Roughly 22,000 Americans have filed appeals with the government to try to get mistakes corrected, according to internal government data obtained by The Washington Post. They contend that the computer system for the new federal online marketplace charged them too much for health insurance, steered them into the wrong insurance program or denied them coverage entirely. For now, the appeals are sitting, untouched, inside a government computer. And



Obama’s solo strategy to pit
GOP anger vs. Democrat zeal
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/2/2014 10:02:12 PM     Post Reply
With his new emphasis on creating government policy through executive fiat, President Obama is betting he will fire up his Democratic base more than he will infuriate Republican voters in this year’s midterm elections. Democrats increasingly are abandoning their dream of winning back the House in November. Even Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said last week that she can’t “confidently predict” it. But the president needs Democrats to hold on to the Senate, where a swing of six seats would give Republicans control, to have any hope of achieving more of his policy goals and reshaping

Exclusive: New Homeland official was
key figure in Pennsylvania corruption case
Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell and Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/2/2014 10:00:19 PM     Post Reply
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s newest appointee to his inner circle, chief of staff Christian Marrone, rose to Washington power player via the streets of Pennsylvania’s pay-to-play politics. Mr. Marrone acknowledged in court that as a Pennsylvania legislative aide he oversaw the private renovation of his politician boss’s mansion — all while drawing paychecks from taxpayers, according to court records reviewed by The Washington Times. Mr. Marrone was never charged, but prosecutors estimated that he spent 80 percent of his first year and a half in his state job doing the private work of state Sen. Vince Fumo, the records

How ObamaCare Misreads America
Wall Street Journal, by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/2/2014 9:52:51 PM     Post Reply
People learn from their mistakes. Or they can—and should. Which is the reason we should try to learn from the revelations of mistakes about health care and health insurance since the passage of ObamaCare. The evidence is not all in. But it seems that Americans are not behaving as ObamaCare´s architects—and many critics—expected. Start with the assumption that just about everyone wants health insurance. You can easily find polls that support this proposition. ObamaCare architects assumed that if you offered health insurance with subsidies for those with relatively modest incomes, those currently uninsured would flock to apply.

Broadway Joe Namath Wears
Fur Coat For Coin Toss
CBS NY & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/2/2014 9:05:46 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK– Broadway Joe looked the part. Would you expect anything less? Joe Namath, New York football royalty as MVP of the third Super Bowl for the Jets, wore a fur coat for the coin toss. After a false start on the first attempt, the Seahawks called tails, and they were right. Seattle deferred to the second half. “Whatever was killed to keep Joe Namath warm won’t. I guess he’s not a PETA member,” Frank Mosco wrote. Meanwhile, PETA took issue



Seahawks Coach, Players: Super
Bowl 2014 Great, But Jesus Better
Breitbart Sports, by Kevin Scholla    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/2/2014 8:30:27 PM     Post Reply
As our church service came to an end today, our pastor asked if we´d like to stay a bit longer to see a quick video featuring some of the Seattle Seahawks. Everyone seemed interested. This despite the fact that Broncos gear far outweighed any Seahawks swag in the chapel. Heck, the Bears, Chiefs, and Eagles were better represented than the team from the great northwest. Still, the congregation was ready to give the film a chance. Everyone was pleased that they did. The video featured Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church interviewing four Seahawks players and one assistant coach.

Hollywood’s Pedophilia Priorities:
Catholic Priests, not Woody Allen
PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/2/2014 8:28:21 PM     Post Reply
The New York Times runs this damning and powerful piece by Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow. (Snip) Farrow’s powerful prose takes on elite Hollywood’s cone of silence around Woody Allen: What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me? Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks lead
Broncos, 22-0, at halftime
North Jersey.com, by David Rivera    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/2/2014 8:22:12 PM     Post Reply
EAST RUTHERFORD - The Seattle Seahawks lead the Denver Broncos, 22-0, at halftime of Super Bowl XLVIII. The first Super Bowl played in New Jersey - and the first held outside in a cold-weather venue - kicked off in front of a MetLife Stadium crowd of 82,529 with a game-time temperature of 49 degrees. It did not make this the coldest Super Bowl ever, but you´d be hard-pressed to find someone in the building who would complain about that. The Seahawks scored on the first play of the game, and they didn´t need their offense to do it. Broncos QB

Kevin Stadler wins
1st PGA Tour title
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: antiquegolf- 2/2/2014 8:10:03 PM     Post Reply
Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Kevin Stadler won the Phoenix Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title when playing partner Bubba Watson missed a 5-footer for par on the final hole. Stadler, the 33-year-old son of PGA Tour winner Craig Stadler, closed with a 3-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Watson and Canadian Graham DeLaet. Stadler won in his 239th PGA Tour start, earning a spot in the Masters -- a tournament his father won in 1982. The Stadlers are the ninth father-son winners in tour history.



US Congress Serious About Immigration
Reform? If So, Let’s Follow
Mexico’s Law!
Canada Free Press, by John Lillpop    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/2/2014 7:49:43 PM     Post Reply
Nearly 30 years after the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 was signed into law by President Reagan, ostensibly to fix the illegal alien problem once and for all, America begins 2014 embroiled in yet another bitter, divisive, gut-wrenching debate over the fate of tens of millions of illegals who reside here unlawfully. These tens of millions of uninvited and unwelcome peoples have settled here despite IRCA and despite the terrorist attack of 9/11 which should have caused our leaders to forcibly close US borders to unlawful entry. As US lawmakers struggle to find answers to this continuing problem, our

Transcript: Bill O´Reilly interviews
President Obama
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/2/2014 7:49:33 PM     Post Reply
(Video) BILL O´REILLY, HOST: Mr. President, thank you for doing this. BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Great to be with you. O´REILLY: Really appreciate it. I want to get some things on the record. So let´s begin with health care. OBAMA: Yes? O´REILLY: October 1st it rolls out. OBAMA: Right. O´REILLY: Immediately, there are problems with the computers. OBAMA: Right. O´REILLY: When did you know there were going to be problems with those computers? OBAMA: Well, I think we all anticipated there would be glitches, because any time you´ve got technology, a new program rolling out, there are

De Blasio drops NYC’s
‘Punxsutawney Phil’
New York Post, by Beth DeFalco and Joe Tacopino    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 2/2/2014 7:38:10 PM     Post Reply
The first fumble of Super Bowl Sunday belonged to Mayor Bill de Blasio — who dropped the Staten Island Zoo’s groundhog early Sunday morning. De Blasio was trying to handle Staten Island Chuck when the anxious animal squirmed right out of the mayor’s hands and fell on his noggin. “Next year they’ll need a net,” said Ann Jackman, who was at the park with her 14-year-old daughter. “Look how tall he is. Can you imagine falling from that height?” Eventually, Chuck witnessed his shadow and ran back inside, predicting 6 more weeks of winter. “Chuck likes the polar vortex,” de

Lungs donated by smokers ´are just
as likely to keep transplant patients
alive as those from donors who don´t´
Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Jane Evans    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/2/2014 7:28:38 PM     Post Reply
Transplant patients who are given smokers´ lungs are just as likely to survive as those who receive organs from non-smokers, a study has revealed. Nearly half of recipients were given the lungs of heavy smokers--with a fifth coming from donors who had smoked one packet of cigarettes or more a day for at least 20 years. But despite this, they were just as likely to be alive for up to three years after transplantation as those who had received non-smokers´ organs. Astonishingly, some patients even had higher survival rates--with more than 90 percent of smoking donors´ lungs alive after one

How socialism created
a moral no man’s land
Telegraph [UK], by Charles Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/2/2014 7:18:01 PM     Post Reply
Last week, at the start of his new series whose second part shows tonight, Jeremy Paxman asserted that the First World War “forged the country we know today”. If so, did the Great War help forge the country we see depicted in Benefits Street, whose final part has been postponed until next week? [Snip]The most interesting so far is its point that the men who joined up in the early days can fairly be described as patriotic, rather than jingoistic or duped. Huge numbers--an average of 20,000 a day from the outbreak in August 1914 until Christmas in the same


What´s the buzz? It´s all about Charlie
Tampa Tribune, by John Grant    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/2/2014 6:14:22 PM     Post Reply
When I was first elected, one of the first lobbyists to darken my door was a highly paid man who was lobbying for “highway safety” in Florida. He said he was representing a nonprofit group concerned that the recent conversion of highway signs to metric was a safety hazard as people took their focus off the highway to figure out how far 50 kilometers was. I was curious and did a little research. It seems this group was heavily funded by the company that sold the reflective paint for the highway signs. No wonder they were suddenly concerned with safety.

Obama Battles O’Reilly in Pre-Super
Bowl Interview: ‘You and Your TV
Station’ Push Benghazi, IRS
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/2/2014 5:54:00 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama sat down with Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly for a pre-Super Bowl interview, a reprise of the Q&A the two did before the 2011 game, and Obama’s sixth straight pre-Super Bowl interview. O’Reilly grilled Obama on why Kathleen Sebelius had not been fired, noting that he as a taxpayer was paying her salary, and also asked if Obama thought the “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” claim was his “biggest mistake?” Obama responded to both queries by arguing that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act was an ongoing process, and he was committed to

Killer batch of white heroin responsible
for at least 100 deaths across
the country... and rising
Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 2/2/2014 5:31:42 PM     Post Reply
Heroin overdose deaths across the country are spiking as a deadly new variant of the drug mixed with a powerful painkiller is spreading from New Hampshire to Washington State. The lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl, an opiate used to soothe the pain of cancer patients, is blamed for about 100 deaths from coast to coast. It is variously labelled as ‘bud ice,’ ‘income tax’ and ‘theraflu,’ authorities say. The hardest hit states in the epidemic are Maryland, with more than three dozen deaths since September, and Pennsylvania, with almost two dozen this month alone, according to reports.

Dark Money Rising
Townhall, by Conn Carroll    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/2/2014 5:23:36 PM     Post Reply
October 28, 2013 the governors of California, Oregon, Washington, and the premier of British Columbia signed a pact pledging to take a variety of actions to reduce carbon emissions. Supporters hailed the agreement as a landmark effort to move away from fossil fuel-based energy and “green” the states’ various economies. California already had a cap and trade regime, and British Columbia had imposed a carbon tax in 2008. Supporters of the plan worried that the actual policies it called for would get tied up in Oregon and Washington. Republicans controlled the Washing- ton state senate, supporters noted, and they’d been cool to some

Woody Allen: Sex Abuse Claims
Are ‘Untrue and Disgraceful’
Time Magazine, by Sam Frizell    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/2/2014 5:02:56 PM     Post Reply
Woody Allen responded Sunday to the accusations of his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, who claimed that Allen sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old. “Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon,” a rep for Allen told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. Farrow published a letter yesterday detailing her suffering from alleged sexual assault by Woody Allen as a child. The director was never convicted of any crime relating to the allegations. Allen’s attorneys responded Sunday in a statement:“It is tragic that after 20 years a story

Atlanta Mayor Defends Using
Emergency Lane to Get to Interview
Associated Press, by Jeff Martin    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/2/2014 4:30:09 PM     Post Reply
ATLANTA - Atlanta´s mayor is defending his use of emergency lanes at the height of Tuesday´s icy traffic jam so he could do an interview at The Weather Channel´s studios. Mayor Kasim Reed´s spokesman Carlos Campos said Saturday that he, Reed and police officers normally assigned to the mayor traveled in two cars equipped with blue lights to reach the station´s suburban Atlanta headquarters. (Snip) The mayor´s use of emergency lanes was first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The action has sparked anger from motorists who tried to stay warm in their cars or abandoned them to seek shelter in

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