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Michelle Obama’s perks extend
to unfathomable lengths
Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Taylor Bigler    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2012 4:36:39 PM     Post Reply
So much for being an average American citizen. The perks of having the last name “Obama” don’t stop at living luxuriously in the White House or flying around on Air Force One. In fact, the perks extend to something far more exclusive and unattainable for your everyday American: The Obamas get to watch the third season of “Downton Abbey” before the rest of the country does. Michelle Obama is so enamored with the series that she just couldn’t wait until it airs in the U.S. in January and “begged” british TV channel ITV

A nation that forgets the
´70s will repeat it
Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Amity Schlaes    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 11/13/2012 4:36:28 PM     Post Reply
Do Americans suddenly like tax increases and bigger government? Or did they simply forget what happens when you raise taxes and make government larger? These are questions to ask as we analyze Tuesday´s election results to discern the fiscal consequences. Advocates of higher taxes prevailed in the presidential and legislative races, and resoundingly. (Snip) These votes suggest Americans are indeed looking at government and taxation differently.

Paula Broadwell´s License
Discovered in D.C. Park
U.S. News & World Report, by Paul D. Shinkman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2012 4:33:00 PM     Post Reply
The woman revealed to have been carrying on an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus lost her driver´s license in a Washington, D.C., park recently, sources tell U.S. News. A Maryland National Capital Park Police spokesman confirmed that a jogger found a North Carolina license in Rock Creek Park belonging to Paula Broadwell. Park Police planned to hold it for 90 days, per policy, and then send it back to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The Park Police also alerted the FBI, says Bill Kellogg, a spokesman for the Park Police.

  


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Private Sector Troubled,
Bailing Out After Obama Win
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 11/13/2012 4:21:34 PM     Post Reply
Free Enterprise: The left has had its fun with the hapless teenager who tweeted her desire to move to Australia after President Obama was re-elected. But the reality is, the private sector isn´t doing fine. Sure, it was a barrel of laughs to ridicule 18-year-old Kristen Neel, who expressed her displeasure with President Obama´s re-election on her Twitter account: "I´m moving to Australia because their president is Christian and actually supports what he says." Technically, Neel was wrong because Australia is now led by a left-leaning female, Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Budget deficit rises
to $120 billion in October
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mambo 5- 11/13/2012 4:14:56 PM     Post Reply
The budget deficit rose in October, the first month of fiscal year 2013, as looming negotiations over expiring tax cuts and imminent spending reductions dominated the post-election political landscape. The Treasury said on Tuesday the October deficit was $120 billion, larger than economist forecasts for a $114 billion gap and up from $98 billion in October of 2011. Growth in expenditures outpaced rising receipts, deepening the deficit. Outlays grew to $304 billion from around $262 billion in the same month last year while receipts rose to $184 billion from $163 billion.

Covering Up Petraeus
American Spectator, by Ben Stein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/13/2012 3:59:45 PM     Post Reply
Monday What pitiful pikers Haldeman and Ehrlichman, John Mitchell, Howard Hunt, Chuck Colson, and Richard M. Nixon were when it comes to cover-ups. They didn´t even start to know how to cover up a crime. For that you have to go to true experts like the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, and the head of the FBI, Robert Mueller. These men, in possession of undisputed evidence that General Petraeus had lied to the FBI, did absolutely nothing about it except to cover it up.

A Country Unhinged
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/13/2012 3:56:29 PM     Post Reply
In the last week, it is almost as if the entire American moral landscape has been turned upside down in eerie fashion — in matters that vastly transcend fornication and adultery. The Petraeus-gate matter is the stuff of tabloids now; but soon the real issues relating to when and what Eric Holder knew, and by extension the president, and how exactly Benghazi (the crime of indifference to the besieged, the cover-up of the truth, the actual mission of our consulate and annex) fits into this labyrinth of deceit, both petty and fundamental, may overshadow the present sensationalism. Nothing seems real anymore,

  


  

Petitions to secede are filed
for 23 states since election
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 11/13/2012 3:54:05 PM     Post Reply
DENVER — It’s traditional for Americans to threaten to move to France or Canada when their candidate loses, but this year some disappointed voters are implementing a different plan. In the wake of the Nov. 6 election, petitions seeking to secede from the union have been filed on behalf of 23 states on the White House website, https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions. Most of the petitions contain the same wording and ask to withdraw “peacefully” from the United States in order to form independent governments.

W.H. Petition Calls for Stripping
Citizenship and Exile for Anyone
Who Signs Petition to Secede
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/13/2012 3:53:41 PM     Post Reply
A White House petition gathering force calls for citizenship to be stripped and exile for anyone who signs a petition in favor of a state´s secession. "Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported," the full petition reads. The title of the petition is, "WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them." As of this writing, 2,205 have signed the petition;

Jeb Bush Favored Over Marco Rubio
for President, According to Poll
Broward Palm Beach New Times, by Chris Joseph    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 11/13/2012 3:25:44 PM     Post Reply
The election was literally six days ago (well, OK, two days ago if you count Florida), and Florida Republicans are butthurt about the results. So the fine folks at Public Policy Polling thought it would be a neat idea to exploit that GOPer melancholy and the infinite sadness and ask them to look four years into the future and tell everyone who will be president. The PPP found that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads Marco Rubio 28 percent to 22 percent as to who will definitely, without a doubt, for sure is going to be the next president

Poll: If government careens off fiscal
cliff, GOP to shoulder blame
NBC News, by Michael O´Brien    Original Article
Posted By: crabam- 11/13/2012 3:24:26 PM     Post Reply
If the U.S. government ends up careening off the "fiscal cliff," Republicans in Congress stand to shoulder most of the blame, according to a new poll released Tuesday. A majority of Americans said in a new, post-election poll that they do not expect President Barack Obama and members of Congress to reach an agreement to avoid the effects of the fiscal cliff, the combination of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect at the beginning of the year.

  


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Idaho inmates claim gangs
run prison
Associated Press, by Rebecca Boone    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 11/13/2012 3:05:16 PM     Post Reply
BOISE, Idaho — A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison officials are ceding control to gang leaders in an effort to save money on staffing. (Snip) The inmates also contend that CCA officials use gang violence and the threat of gang violence as an "inexpensive device to gain control over the inmate population," according to the lawsuit, and that housing gang members together allows the company to use fewer guards, reducing payroll costs.

600 deadly cobras seized in Thailand
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/13/2012 2:50:21 PM     Post Reply
Customs officials in Thailand seized 600 deadly cobras destined for Laos after stopping a vehicle at a checkpoint. Customs officials say the snakes came from Malaysia and were being shipped through Thailand for use in medicine or for food, SkyNews.com reports. Officials reportedly worked off a tip and set up an X-ray checkpoint in Pranburi, a city south of Bangkok. "The Bureau of Investigation and Suppression have been tracking this case for a year," Benja Louichareon, head of Thai customs, told SkyNews.com. "It´s a lot (of snakes)," she said. In May, officials seized 4,300 cobras, SkyNews.com reports.

Lot next to Obama´s
Chicago home for sale
Chicago Tribune, by Mary Ellen Podmolik    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/13/2012 2:48:00 PM     Post Reply
Another home-buying opportunity has surfaced in President Obama’s neighborhood, this time right next door. The owners of the famously vacant land next to Obama’s home in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood are trying to sell the 50’-by-150’ lot at 5050 S. Greenwood Ave.,for $899,000. The owners of the lot purchased it in 2008 for $675,00 with plans to construct a 8,000-square-foot home there but never moved forward with it. The architectural drawings for that potential home are available, too. Potential buyers will have to show their financial wherewithal as well as submit their name to the Secret Service

U.S. general demoted over
´extravagant trips´
New York Daily News, by Larry McShane    Original Article
Posted By: charliecoconut- 11/13/2012 2:18:46 PM     Post Reply
The one-time head of the U.S. Africa Command was demoted Tuesday and ordered to repay $82,000 for unauthorized spending on extravagant trips and other expenses. The move by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta means Gen. William “Kip” Ward will lose one star and retire as a three-star lieutenant general, according to The Associated Press. The demotion is just the latest bit of general misbehavior following the resignation of ex-Army Gen. David Petraeus for an adulterous affair, and reports that Marine Gen. John Allen is under investigation for his “flirtatious” exchanges with the whistleblower in the Petraeus case.

  


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Republican Insider: “New Blood
In An Old Direction”
The Ulsterman Report, by Ulsterman    Original Article
Posted By: pinkpanther- 11/13/2012 2:09:53 PM     Post Reply
For over two years we have shared with readers the insights of a longtime Democratic Party insider who engaged in a prolonged war against the progressive extremes of the Obama White House. The 2012 election results would suggest that war was lost. Not so says this individual, a Republican Party operative who, though fearful of what the future may hold, remains determined to see their party emerge a stronger and more unified organization that better represents the interests of conservative America.
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David Petraeus and the
Failure of American Intelligence
PJ Media, by David P. Goldman    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 11/13/2012 2:00:27 PM     Post Reply
My evaluation of the state of US intelligence after the Petraeus scandal appears this morning at Asia Times Online. No one rises through the ranks of intelligence services by reporting pertinent facts that politicians don’t want to hear, Edward Luttwak observes. Bad policy produces bad intelligence. (Snip) If you believe that elected Islamists are democrats before they are Islamists, you will blunder as badly as Stalin or the US foreign policy establishment of 1980. Whatever details emerge about the Benghazi disaster last September, the incident reveals an intelligence failure embedded in a policy failure.

Jindal: End Dumbed-Down
Conservatism
Politico, by Jonathan Martin    Original Article
Posted By: forward- 11/13/2012 1:26:09 PM     Post Reply
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich...(snip) “It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that,” Jindal said. “It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party.

Centennial Man Calls $7,000
Per Hour E.R. Bill ‘Outlandish’
CBS4 [Denver], by Brian Maas    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 11/13/2012 1:17:16 PM     Post Reply
As 17-year-old Daniel Joseph walked through an open space park near his Centennial home before school last April, he felt a stinging pain in his leg. “I didn’t even hear a rattle until two or three feet until it passed,” said Joseph. A rattlesnake bit him twice. (Snip)His father, John, then received medical bills totaling about $43,000 for the six hours in the emergency department. “If you’ve got 30 to 40 percent of the people who pay nothing, the people who do have some ability to pay pay a lot more to cover the other guys.”

Gen. John Allen also helped
Jill Kelley´s sister during
custody battle
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2012 1:07:18 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON- Both Gen. David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen intervened in the same nasty child custody battle involving Natalie Khawam, the “psychologically unstable” twin sister of Jill Kelley, whose bombshell claims of being threatened by Petraeus´ lover led to the top spy’s resignation last week, the Post has learned. Allen, the four-star general top commander in Afghanistan, was revealed last night to have exchanged thousands of pages of of emails with Kelley, who went to the feds after receiving threatening e-mails from Paula Broadwell, the married mistress of Petraeus. Both Petraeus and Allen apparently decided

  



Salafist leader wants
Pyramids destroyed
United Press International, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2012 1:01:48 PM     Post Reply
CAIRO- A Salafist leader called on authorities to destroy the Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, one of Egypt´s famous tourist sites, saying the "idols" must be removed. "All Muslims are charged with applying the teaching of Islam to remove such idols as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statue," the Egypt Independent quoted Murgan Salem-al Gohary as saying in an interview on Egyptian Dream TV during the weekend. Gohary, described as a Jihadist leader who advocates violence and has links to the Taliban, was sentenced twice under former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and fled to Afghanistan

Your Guide To Understanding
the Media for the Next Four Years
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2012 12:23:07 PM     Post Reply
Last week, as the Petraeus sex scandal broke, The Mighty Charles Krauthammer said something that got a lot of play in New Media. He seemed certain that "sex" and the fact that Barack Obama was safely reelected would be the tipping point that drove the media to cover what´s become known as "BenghaziGate." Normally, if I disagree with Krauthammer I just assume I´m the one who´s wrong. But I knew that wouldn´t be the case here. And it hasn´t been. The media did exactly what I predicted it would. The sex scandal has been compartmentalized by the media

Joe Trippi: More Democrats
Watch Fox Than Watch MSNBC
Breitbart News, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2012 12:20:04 PM     Post Reply
Politics aside, Joe Trippi is one of the most appealing guys on Fox News, and in this worthwhile profile he drops this interesting factoid: Trippi’s relationship with Fox began near the end of 2010, when he ran into Roger Ailes after doing a guest-spot on the network. “At the time, there was a big unofficial boycott of Democrats going on Fox, and I never understood it,” Trippi explains, “because my reading of the numbers is that more Democrats and independents watch Fox than CNN and MSNBC. ... No, no, wait. Pew just did a study that showed

Tesla S Electric Is Motor
Trend’s Car of the Year
ABC News, by Susanna Kim    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2012 12:13:57 PM     Post Reply
Motor Trend magazine named Tesla Model S its 2013 Car of the Year, the first time a non-gasoline powered vehicle received the honor, but Americans are still warming to the idea of driving an electric car. The Model S beat finalists including luxury and family cars including the Ford C-Max Hybrid, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, BMW 3 Series, Lexus GS, Porche 911, Porche Boxster, and Subaru BRZ, according to the magazine. Edward Loh, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend, said the car was “truly a game changer” and the fastest American sedan tested.

Beware: ObamaCare’s now reality
New York Post, by BETSY McCAUGHEY    Original Article
Posted By: Scouts Out- 11/13/2012 11:44:43 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s re-election and Democratic gains in the US Senate end any possibility of repealing the Obama health law. It will roll out as written, imposing major changes soon on you and your family. If you are uninsured because you can’t afford it, help may be on the way. But if you are one of the 250 million Americans with coverage, there are big problems ahead. If you get your health insurance through a job, you might lose it as of Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the new “employer mandate” kicks in, requiring employers with 50 or more full-time workers to provide the government-designed health plan or pay a fine. The government plan is so expensive, it adds $1.79 per hour to the cost of a full-time employee. That’s incidental if you're hiring neurosurgeons but a hefty increase for hiring busboys and sales clerks.
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