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In the Cruz family, Ted is
the diplomatic one
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/9/2014 4:13:26 PM     Post Reply
MADISONVILLE, Texas— Bursts of applause had already interrupted Rafael Cruz repeatedly, but the loudest cheer of the night came when the Cuban-born pastor finally made the Barack Obama-Fidel Castro comparison the crowd had been waiting for. "He acts no different than that bearded guy I left behind in Cuba," the father of firebrand U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a packed tea party gathering. Likening the president to Castro has become something of a trademark for the elder Cruz, and it´s actually one of his milder comments. The 74-year-old from suburban Dallas has in the past called for sending Obama "back

Schumer: Let immigration law
take effect in 2017
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/9/2014 4:09:54 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— Sen. Chuck Schumer says he has an easy fix to the GOP´s latest doubts about overhauling the nation´s immigration laws. Pass legislation this year, but don´t let the law go into effect until after President Barack Obama´s second term ends. The New York Democrat offered his idea Sunday on NBC´s Meet the Press in response to House Speaker John Boehner. The Ohio Republican recently cast doubts on the prospects for an immigration overhaul this year, saying President Barack Obama can´t be trusted to implement the law.

Corporate backing is helping
Obamacare go mainstream
Los Angeles Times, by Noam N. Levey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/9/2014 4:07:37 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Fans of the Jet City Rollergirls are hearing public announcements about Obamacare when they go to the roller derby track north of Seattle. Univision, the nation´s largest Spanish-language television network, is airing half-hour specials about healthy living and educating viewers about how to sign up for coverage under President Obama´s health law. And tax preparers at thousands of Jackson Hewitt and H&R Block offices are talking to their customers about how to enroll in the new insurance plans sold through the law´s online marketplaces. Although many companies are wary of associating with the health law while it remains a

  


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Sinking America
Tampa Tribune, by John Grant    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/9/2014 3:51:16 PM     Post Reply
A year ago, the seat was not on anyone’s radar screen. The Republicans didn’t have to defend it, and the Democrats couldn’t even dream of it. Then, like a lot of things in politics, things suddenly changed. Bill Young announced his retirement and said he would not run for re-election in 2014. Suddenly, it was a marginal seat for the fall elections. Republicans were in a panic, and the Democrats were salivating. A week later Young passed away, and the seat was a high blip on the political radar screen. Not only is it in play, but it becomes a

Tribune endorsement: David Jolly
for U.S. House District 13
Tampa Tribune, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/9/2014 3:47:49 PM     Post Reply
Voters should ignore the distortions and name calling in the negative TV advertising for the District 13 congressional race and instead focus on which candidate is better prepared to represent constituents. (Snip) Both candidates are smart and capable, but we give the nod to Jolly because of his experience working with Young and his more conservative views. We also worry about a complete loss of legislative balance if enough Democrats are elected in this fall’s midterm election to have a majority in the House, leaving a single party to control the Senate, the House and the White House. District 13

Beware the green decoys
wearing sportsmen’s camo
Tampa Tribune, by Will Coggin    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/9/2014 3:40:13 PM     Post Reply
In nature, camouflage is often a defensive strategy. It allows prey to escape detection. But in politics, camouflage can be used by the predators just as well. And it appears many traditionally left-leaning foundations have now found their own camouflage among a traditionally right-leaning community: sportsmen’s groups. Many of these organizations started out furthering an agenda that ensured hunters and anglers could continue their favorite pastime for generations to come. But more recently, many of these groups have been co-opted by wealthy grant-making bodies notorious for their support of anti-gun, radical environmentalist agendas, all the while purporting to represent the

Bill De Blasio Hits Back at Joe
Biden´s LaGuardia ´Third World´ Insult
Breitbart Big Government, by Francis Martel    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/9/2014 3:02:41 PM     Post Reply
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is not happy with Vice President Joe Biden´s allegation that his city´s LaGuardia airport can be easily confused with "some third-world country." Noting that the aging airport needs "an upgrade," he chided the Vice President for comments he considered "inappropriate." De Blasio responded to comments the Vice President made at an Amtrak event in Philadelphia while discussing the need to improve America´s infrastructure, in which he suggested that someone blindfolded and brought into LaGuardia Airport would think they were in "some third-world country," while the same person would think Hong Kong´s modern airports

  


  

Stronger Pacific winds explain
global warming hiatus: study
Reuters, by Nina Chestney    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/9/2014 3:00:47 PM     Post Reply
LONDON - Stronger winds which have cooled the surface of the Pacific Ocean could explain what is likely to be a temporary slowdown in the pace of global warming this century, researchers said. Last year, scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the pace of temperature rise at the Earth´s surface had slowed over the past 15 years, even though greenhouse gas emissions, widely blamed for causing climate change, have risen steadily. (Snip) "This hiatus could persist for much of the present decade if the trade winds trends continue, however, rapid warming is expected to resume once

Sir James Dyson reveals his firm
are entering the race to build an
affordable robot that can do
chores around the home
Daily Mail (UK), by Mia De Graaf    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/9/2014 2:26:27 PM     Post Reply
British inventor Sir James Dyson has revealed he is working on an affordable robot to carry out chores around the house. The entrepreneur said this week he will announce a £5 million investment in a new robotics laboratory at Imperial College London to develop the technology. Sir James said soon a ´new generation of robot that understands the world around them will be able to clean the house, put out the bins and even keep an eye out for intruders´. Sir James claims his firm currently competing with Japanese rivals to become the first to create an advanced generation of

Dems Trying to Blame IRS IG
for Targeting Scandal
PJ Media, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/9/2014 2:15:05 PM     Post Reply
This is really quite the novel approach to the IRS targeting scandal by congressional Democrats. Seeking to change the narrative in order to get on top of scandal, Democrats have hit upon the idea to blame the IRS Inspector General, Russell George, for the scandal getting out of hand. How do they figure that? It appears that many Democrats were unhappy with Mr. George’s initial report on the scandal, believing it to be “misleading.” Mmmkay, whatever. But now they’ve got a mind to file an ethics complaint against George because they think he is conspiring with Darrell Issa’s oversight committee

A fresh start for Hillary Clinton
and liberals?
Associated Press, by Ken Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/9/2014 2:02:41 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— As Hillary Rodham Clinton mulls a second presidential bid, liberals are closely watching whether the onetime supporter of the Iraq war moves to the left or straddles the center. Democrats say economic issues such as raising the minimum wage and protecting Social Security have become paramount for anyone aiming to lead the party after years of tough economic times. During the 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama, Clinton was hurt by her stand on the Iraq war while she was a senator. But she burnished her image among party loyalists during four years at the State Department in the

  


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Senate to vote Monday on
repeal of COLA caps for retirees
Military Times, by Patricia Kime    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 2/9/2014 1:36:17 PM     Post Reply
Legislation that would repeal caps on annual cost-of-living adjustments for military retirees under age 62 will be considered next week by the Senate. Majority leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has fast-tracked a bill drafted by Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., setting a procedural vote for Monday that paves the way for a vote by mid-week. The legislation, S 1963, would repeal the portion of the Bipartisan Budget Act that will reduce annual COLA increases by 1 percentage point for “working age” retirees, starting in late 2015.

Teachers oppose tying student
test scores to teacher licensing,
push for legislative change
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/9/2014 1:32:13 PM     Post Reply
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When Tennessee was competing for a half-billion dollars in federal education money, teachers agreed to allow the state to ramp up its use of student test scores for evaluating educators. But since winning the $500 million Race to the Top competition in 2010, teachers say the state has gone too far in using student test scores to assess their performance. Teachers say that isn´t what they signed up for when the state was competing for the prestigious and lucrative Race to the Top grant. They are now calling for legislation to place a moratorium on the use

Why are Democrats Rarely
Published for Saying Stupid Things?
Breitbart InstaBlog, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/9/2014 1:28:21 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) did his part Sunday morning to demonstrate why Obamacare will continue to be the most important issue for Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections. In response to the Congressional Budget Office´s latest projection last week that 2.5 million Americans will leave the labor force in response to Obamacare, Ellison said: "This is a good thing....We might want to look at our work-life balance." On the scale of stupid statements said by politicians, Ellison´s ranks somewhere around Todd Akin´s infamous "legitimate rape." The thought that a representative of a congressional district that recently had a 9.5 percent

Bay Bridge´s new problem: leaks
San Francisco Chronicle, by Jaxon Van Derbeken    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/9/2014 1:28:14 PM     Post Reply
The just-opened eastern span of the Bay Bridge, already beset by questions about flawed welds and cracked steel rods, has a new problem: It leaks. Rainwater is dripping into the steel structure beneath the road deck on the suspension stretch of the span, which is supposed to be watertight, Caltrans said. Outside experts say that could pose a risk of corrosion on a bridge that cost $6.4 billion and is supposed to last well into the 22nd century. "That´s a problem, a big problem," said Lisa Thomas, a metallurgical engineer who studies material failure at a laboratory in Berkeley

  


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Politics at the Olympics:
Out of bounds?
CBS News, by Tracy Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/9/2014 12:08:51 PM     Post Reply
At 50, Brian Boitano hardly seems to have lost his edge. Twenty-six years after winning the figure skating gold medal at the 1988 Olympics, he has a new role at the 2014 Winter Games, as one of three openly gay athletes named to a nine-person official delegation representing the U.S. at the Sochi Olympics. "I didn´t realize that President Obama was sending such an immense message through this delegation," he said. "And you, at that moment, were not openly gay?" said Smith. "No, I was not, at that moment, openly gay. And I had no plans to," Boitano said. "Not

Huffington Post Parent Company
AOL Blames Obamacare for Cuts in
Retirement Benefits
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/9/2014 12:04:09 PM     Post Reply
UPDATE: AOL has reversed its decision and publicly apologized. "The leadership team and I listened to your feedback over the last week," wrote Armstrong in his e-mail to the company, the paper reports. "We heard you on this topic. And as we discussed the matter over several days, with management and employees, we have decided to change the policy back to a per-pay-period matching contribution." AOL recently announced that it was cutting employee benefits and gave Obamacare as the reason for the move. Internet giant AOL, one of the nation´s earliest Internet companies, announced a change in how the company

America’s Latest Heroine Fights Back
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 2/9/2014 11:39:16 AM     Post Reply
We wrote here about the then-upcoming hearing on the Obama administration’s IRS scandal before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. One of the witnesses at that hearing was Catherine Engelbrecht; she was a sensation. She introduced herself to the committee: Good morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee. My name is Catherine Engelbrecht. I am the Chairwoman of True the Vote, a nonprofit election integrity organization; the Founder of King Street Patriots, a citizen-led liberty group; and President of Engelbrecht Manufacturing. (snip) Ms. Engelbrecht detailed what has happened to her since

Fox’s Pied Piper of Low information Voters
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 2/9/2014 10:55:35 AM     Post Reply
Incredible how Fox News Corp. talking head Bill O’Reilly—America’s biggest, television talking head who’s out there professing “Obama’s not a bad guy”—thinks he can get away with ‘pin-heading’ John Boehner for “pandering to radio talk show hosts” on amnesty. Guess bloviating Bill never takes the time to tune in to radio talk show hosts where John Boehner has been persona non grata for some time. Boehner finds no comfortable quarters from radio talk show giants Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity or Mark Levin, who continue to castigate the guy who’s a dead ringer for the cowardly lion in the Wizard of

Karma catches up with
school gun ban activist
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/9/2014 10:47:30 AM     Post Reply
As he faces felony charges for bringing a gun onto a school campus, Dwayne Ferguson may be contemplating the wisdom of the New York SAFE Act for which he tirelessly campaigned as a community activist in Buffalo.(snip)He was a well-known face in the movement for the SAFE Act, the state law that made carrying a gun on school property a felony. He was also a familiar presence in the hallways of the city´s Harvey Austin Elementary School, where he worked in the after-school program and mentored students. No one imagined that on Thursday he would show up at the school in

  



Berlin Record Deal: Harvey Weinstein
Pays $7 Million For Alan Turing
WWII Tale ‘The Imitation Game’
Deadline Hollywood, by Mike Fleming Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 2/9/2014 10:31:08 AM     Post Reply
In what I am told will go down as the highest price paid ever for U.S. cumbrights on a movie at the European Film Market, The Weinstein Company has locked a deal to pay $7 million for The Imitation Game, the Graham Moore Black List script that Morten Tyldum directed with Benedict Cumberbatch playing Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Keira Knightley also stars in a film that will be shaped as a major release for the next awards

´Is he my son? He looks a lot like Frank with
the blue eyes´: Woody Allen claims that IF
Ronan Farrow is Sinatra´s child then Mia
Farrow lied under oath to get child support
Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/9/2014 10:05:19 AM     Post Reply
In his angry New York Times piece from Friday in which he vehemently denied sexually abusing his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, more than 20 years-ago, Woody Allen also took the chance to address the parentage of Ronan Farrow. Last fall, Mia Farrow set tongues wagging across Hollywood when she hinted in a Vanity Fair article it was ´possible´ Ronan was in fact the son of singer Frank Sinatra and not Allen. In his Times piece, Allen seems willing to accept that Ronan is not his son - and then uses this possibility as a way to attack Mia Farrow´s fidelity towards him

Pat Roberts races to renew ties,
if not make a home, in Kansas
New York Times, by Jonathon Martin    Original Article
Posted By: wildcat1- 2/9/2014 10:04:52 AM     Post Reply
Dodge City — It is hard to find anyone who has seen Sen. Pat Roberts here at the red-brick house on a golf course that his voter registration lists as his home. Across town at the Inn Pancake House on Wyatt Earp Boulevard, breakfast regulars say the Republican senator is a virtual stranger. “He calls it home,” said Jerald Miller, a retiree. “But I’ve been here since ’77, and I’ve only seen him twice.” Roberts, 77, went to Congress in 1981 and became a fixture: a member of the elite Alfalfa Club and chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which made him a regular on the Sunday talk shows. His wife became a real estate broker

The late great manly man
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/9/2014 10:04:17 AM     Post Reply
Bethany Mandel of PJMedia cites a New York Times article to argue that “women prefer manly men” by inferring from the frequent use in the NYT of the word “submission” some sort of innate desire for a masterful quality. (Snip) You can make the half-serious argument that in order to be a winner in today’s world it pays to be a loser. After all, you get subsidies. You get sympathy. You can play the victim card. Above all you get the girl. This inversion has been achieved by the counterintuitive method of degrading women. One website that endeavors to explain

Still Mad as Hell
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/9/2014 9:59:46 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — I OFTEN wonder what Paddy would think. I wish I could have a pastrami on wry with the late writer and satirist at the Carnegie Deli and get an exhilarating blast of truth about “the atomic, subatomic and galactic structure of things today.” What would Paddy Chayefsky make of Kim Kardashian? What would he think of Diane Sawyer showing cat videos on the ABC evening news? What would he say about Brian Williams broadcasting on the Huntley-Brinkley network a video of a pig saving a baby goat while admitting he had no idea if it was phony? (It was.) What would Paddy rant

Clintons still hate
Obama-backing Democrats
New York Post, by Michael Garland    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/9/2014 9:57:21 AM     Post Reply
Forgive and forget? Not Bill and Hillary. A system of political rewards and punishments devised by the political power couple set aside “a special circle of Clinton hell .?.?. for people who had endorsed [President] Obama,” according to “HRC,” a new book by Politico former White House bureau chief Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes of The Hill. The most helpful Clintonistas were rated “1” under the Clintons’ rating system, while turncoat former allies, such as John Kerry, received “7’s.” The Clinton camp would later “joke about the fates of the folks they felt had betrayed them,” the book said. “Bill Richardson: investigated;

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