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VIDEO: Watch Highlights From
the 2012 Ailes Apprentice
Program Graduation Ceremony
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 11:43:10 AM     Post Reply
At Fox News Channel, diversity and opportunity are vital parts of creating an environment that develops careers in broadcast journalism. The Ailes Apprentice Program was created by Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes as a way to provide just that to those joining the company at entry level positions. Last week, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner co-hosted the annual graduation ceremony, and today shared highlights from some of the key moments, including thoughts from speaker Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Apprentice graduates, Mr. Ailes himself, and many more. Take a look at all of the behind-the-scenes action:

Obama asks monk for
prayer on fiscal cliff
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 11:35:16 AM     Post Reply
At the start of a three-nation tour of southeast Asia, President Obama joked Sunday with a Buddhist monk in Thailand that he could use some prayer to help reach a budget deal with Republican lawmakers to avert a fiscal crisis back in the U.S. "We´re working on this budget, we´re going to need a lot of prayer for that," Mr. Obama told a monk while touring the Wat Pho Royal Monastery. Later, at a joint press conference with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the president tried to explain his quip. "I always believe in prayer," Mr. Obama said.

Petraeus biographer said
to regret affair
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/19/2012 11:31:48 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— Paula Broadwell is telling friends she is devastated by the fallout from her extramarital affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus, which led to his resignation as head of the CIA. A person close to Broadwell said Sunday she deeply regrets the damage that´s been done to her family and everyone else´s, and she is trying to repair that and move forward. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. A group of friends and neighbors welcomed Broadwell, her husband, Scott, and their young sons back to their home in Charlotte, N.C.,

  


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Church of Scientology ´paid
$30MILLION to have criminal
investigation into death of
member dropped´
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 11:27:31 AM     Post Reply
The Church of Scientology spent at least $30million to have a criminal investigation into the death of one of its members in Florida dropped by local authorities, a former church leader alleges in a new lawsuit. Marty Rathbun claims the church used its influence to sway judges and the medical examiner in Clearwater, Florida, to stop investigating the 1995 case of Lisa McPherson. Her family claims church leaders watched her die after they took her to a hotel room following a minor car crash. Scientology leaders have not commented on the allegations.

Petraeus chose ´Jackie
Kennedy´ package for wedding
Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/19/2012 11:27:29 AM     Post Reply
The Petraeus sex scandal didn´t just reveal the former CIA director´s bedroom secrets. It´s also shined a spotlight on a romantic facility in Berryville, Virginia, 65 miles from Washington where David and Holly Petraeus´ daughter Anne married Matt Mauney last month in a picturesque setting the couple celebrated with pictures on her blog, fannetasticfood.com. Rosemont Manor owner William Genda told Secrets that he is sad about how the publicity came to his facility, but happy for the new business it is bringing from the Washington area. "It´s probably been good," he told Secrets.

UP fan takes to the skies
in a house by tying hundreds
of balloons to it… just
like character in Pixar film
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/19/2012 11:18:36 AM     Post Reply
A cluster-balloonist who became the first person to fly the English Channel has launched a house into the sky just like in the Disney movie ´Up´. Intrepid Jonathan Trappe, 38, took off just like the 78-year-old character Carl Frederickson in the hit movie. Trappe, from Raleigh, North Carolina, stepped into the cartoon themed home before soaring above the Leon International Balloon festival in Mexico yesterday. Scroll down for video- Trappe was using the event as a warm-up for his planned trans-Atlantic flight scheduled for next summer. He aims to complete the 2,500 mile journey across

Obama Suggests Israel´s Plight
Not a Result of Arab Spring
´Democratization´
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 11:17:20 AM     Post Reply
President Obama on Sunday played down the notion that the conflict between Israel and Hamas has been complicated by “Arab spring” transitions in the Middle East. Despite warnings from various Arab leaders and Turkey that Israel faces a new environment in the changing Middle East, Obama pointed out that conflict between Israelis and Palestinians had been going on long before what he described as “democratization in the region.” Speaking in Thailand on the first day of a Southeast Asia tour, he reiterated the administration’s support for Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

  


  

New Beltway Express Lanes--
Celebrated by DOT Secretary--
Open With Multiple Crashes
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 11:11:33 AM     Post Reply
Brand-new express lanes on the Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia -- praised by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as a "model for American infrastructure" -- opened with a bang on Saturday: multiple collisions involving multiple vehicles. On Monday, the first rush-hour test of I-495´s high occupancy/toll (HOT) lanes, police were investigating a four-car collision at the start of the morning rush. "The cause of the crash has not been determined but Virginia State Police are urging drivers to be careful and not back up if they mistakenly enter the Express Lanes," the Washington Post reported. News-radio WTOP

Treasury Secretary Geithner:
Lift Debt Limit to Infinity
Cybercast News Service, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 11:06:07 AM     Post Reply
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Friday that Congress should stop placing legal limits on the amount of money the government can borrow and effectively lift the debt limit to infinity. On Bloomberg TV, “Political Capital” host Al Hunt asked Geithner if he believes “we ought to just eliminate the debt ceiling.” “Oh, absolutely,” Geithner said. “You do? Will you propose that?” Hunt asked. “Well, this is something only Congress can solve,” Geithner said. “Congress put it on itself. We´ve had 100 years of experience with it, and I think only once--last summer--did people decide

Obama starts his own
Buddhist tradition
Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 11:00:54 AM     Post Reply
President Obama visited a 2,000 year old Buddhist pagoda in Burma, where he put his own spin on a traditional ritual of bathing a Buddha statue. The Shwedagon pagoda contains individual buddhas that “correspond to the day you were born,” the pool report explains. Obama approached a Friday Buddha for the bathing ritual, but he didn’t pour as much water over the statue as he might have. “I’m going to do it 11 times,” Obama told reporters, rather than the 52 that tradition would have seemed to require. Per pool: The spokeswoman said that

New Hope on Immigration
New York Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 10:56:51 AM     Post Reply
Funny how quickly some principles collapse when given the right kind of shove. One day, the Republican Party is rock-ribbed restrictionist, dedicated to the proposition that unauthorized immigrants are an invading army of job stealers, welfare moochers and criminals whose only acceptable destiny is to be caught and deported — the border fence forever, “amnesty” never. The next day: never mind. The party suddenly discovers the merits of a working immigration system. Senators like John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who once bravely supported bipartisan reform but slunk away late in the last Bush

  


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Joe Biden to Sandy victims:
‘You’ve got a homeboy’
who ‘gets it’
Washington Post, by Matt DeLong    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 10:46:56 AM     Post Reply
Seeking to reassure victims of Hurricane Sandy following a tour of the damaged boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Vice President Joe Biden told residents Sunday that he spent a lot of time on the New Jersey shore while growing up and that they’ve got a “homeboy” in the White House who “gets it.” Here are Biden’s remarks, from the pool report: “If you’re not an Easterner it’s hard to understand that the ocean to us is the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park and everything else combined. It is a gigantic part of not only our economy but who we are.

Obama in Burma: ‘I cannot just
impose my will on Congress, even
though sometimes I wish I could’
Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 10:38:02 AM     Post Reply
During a lengthy speech at the University of Yangon in Burma, President Obama signaled the important traits of American democracy, particularly his limited powers as president. “As President, I cannot just impose my will on Congress — the Congress of the United States — even though sometimes I wish I could,” he stated. “The legislative branch has its own powers and its own prerogatives, and so they check my power and balance my power.” Obama also mentioned his responsibilities as Commander-In-Chief of the United States Military were limited by civilians.

Biden: Obama wants to
golf in Ireland, but I
don’t want to take him
Washington Examiner [DC], by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/19/2012 10:34:33 AM     Post Reply
President Obama wants to go on a golf trip to Ireland, but Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t want to take him. (Snip) “I turned to him, I said, “Barack, now that this election’s over, I’m going to Ireland,” Biden told the patrons of Benny Tudino’s Pizzeria, per the pool report. “You know what he said to me? He said, ‘would you take me with you? I want to play golf.’ I said, ‘I’m not so sure. But I’m going. I’m going to see where my mother is from and my mother’s father and my mother’s mother.’”

Secret MI5 dossier: Hate
preacher Abu Qatada issued orders
to kill British citizens after 9/11
Daily Mail [UK], by Abul Taher and Robert Verkaik    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/19/2012 10:18:23 AM     Post Reply
Hate preacher Abu Qatada issued orders to kill British and American civilians after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a secret MI5 report seen by The Mail on Sunday. The Security Service document has raised questions as to why Qatada – who the British Government has tried and failed to deport to Jordan – has not been put on trial in the UK for inciting murder. The report is marked ‘secret UK eyes only’ and claims Qatada is the author of a fatwa that ‘encourages Muslims to take part in jihad against the West’.

  


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Charges in stabbing at
restaurant along Mag Mile
Chicago Tribune, by Dawn Rhodes & Adam Sege    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/19/2012 10:16:53 AM     Post Reply
A man who listed his address as a homeless shelter has been charged with stabbing a 67-year-old man who was dining with his family at a restaurant on North Michigan Avenue, police said. Jimmy Harris, 56, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with intent to do great bodily harm and aggravated unlawful restraint, police said. Harris is accused of attacking Mir Jafar Shah, of Oak Brook, in the restroom of a restaurant in the Westin Hotel around 8 p.m. Saturday officials said.

Islamic Jihad Official: All
Our Weapons are From Iran
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/19/2012 10:11:48 AM     Post Reply
Islamic Jihad deputy chief Ziyad Nahala said on Sunday in an interview with Egyptian television that all of the organization´s weapons came from Iran. “I want to note that all our weapons are from Iran. The rockets fired into Israel until now have a range of 70 to 80 kilometers," he said, according to a report on Channel 10 News.

Homeland Security promotes
welfare to new immigrants
in government ‘welcome’ materials
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/19/2012 9:29:49 AM     Post Reply
Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your new country can do for you. “Welcome to USA.gov,” a website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as the “primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic information on how to settle in the United States” — featuring a prominent section for new immigrants about how to access government benefits. “Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs,” the Web page reads.

Petraeus Recants
Obama’s Benghazi Fiction
Front Page Magazine, by Matthew Vadum    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 11/19/2012 9:26:10 AM     Post Reply
Former CIA Director David Petraeus told Congress he never believed the Obama administration’s claim that the attack on a U.S. mission in Libya was a spontaneous mob action prompted by a crude anti-Islam video. In closed-door testimony Friday, Petraeus said that he believed all along that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. In so doing, Petraeus recanted his previous account two months ago of that terrible day that left four Americans dead in which he promoted the Obama administration’s official storyline.

Spain Seeks Investment
From Latin America
New York Times, by Raphael Minder    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 11/19/2012 9:24:35 AM     Post Reply
CÁDIZ, SPAIN — Starting in the late 1990s, Spanish companies began a drive into Latin America that resulted in their takeover of some of the region’s most prized assets. Now, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain wants the investment to flow in the other direction. Mr. Rajoy used a weekend summit meeting here to try to persuade Latin American leaders to invest more in recession-hit Spain, suggesting that his country could be “the closest platform” for companies to make forays into the rest of Europe, and even North Africa.

  



Is this the man who REALLY
killed OJ´s wife? Explosive
new documentary claims that
a cross-country serial killer
murdered Nicole and her friend
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 9:20:06 AM     Post Reply
A new documentary claims that O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown was the victim of a known serial killer and not her famous football star ex. Glen Rogers was convicted of killing two women in 1995, and the latest theory is that his killing spree began months before with Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Created by Investigation Discovery, an offshoot of the Discovery Channel, the documentary claims that Rogers had boasted that he befriended Nicole shortly after he moved to Los Angeles from Ohio. He is said to have boasted about partying with her and, more ominously,

Obama looks to prolong
his turnout machine
USA Today, by David Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/19/2012 9:20:02 AM     Post Reply
President Obama and aides are asking the same question as other political professionals: Can he sustain the voter turnout organization that elected him twice? In a congratulatory e-mail, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina asks backers to fill out a questionnaire designed to chart their future -- and presumably gather information for future races, including the 2016 presidential election. "We´ve got so much more to accomplish over the next four years," Messina writes. "The first step is looking at the work we did and defining where our movement should go from here."

Joe Biden surprised by
Lincoln movie ending
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 11/19/2012 9:16:56 AM     Post Reply
Leno: So, we´re headed for a fiscal cliff. The bad news is we just reelected a guy whose campaign slogan was "Forward." Leno: What’s so hard about counting votes in Florida? They just finished. Half the population there can play 10 Bingo cards at once. But they can’t count votes? Leno: Hillary Clinton denies she´ll run for president in 2016.

Army suicides surpass last year
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/19/2012 9:14:31 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Ten months into 2012, the number of suspected suicides by active-duty soldiers has surpassed last year’s total, even as the Pentagon struggles to stem the persistent problem. According to the Army, there were 20 possible suicides in October, bringing the total for the year to 166 — one more than the total for 2011. The 20 suspected soldier suicides in October is also a spike, compared to 15 in September. U.S. Army officials have been worried about the pace of suicides this year and were concerned the numbers would surge higher than last year

Conspire, Divide & Smear
American Thinker, by William L. Gensert    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/19/2012 9:11:21 AM     Post Reply
Three Things: 1) Just because you´re paranoid, doesn´t mean there is no conspiracy. 2) If Barack Obama wants a divided nation, we should give it to him. 3) Negative campaign advertising is extremely effective. Let´s start with Benghazi. As a writer of fiction, read by dozens, I love a good conspiracy. If you give me enough time, I can explain how Hurricane Sandy was directly caused by the introduction of New Coke years before, and how Morgan Freeman, the inventor of the teleprompter, is actually Barack Obama´s true father. Obama betrayed us and now it´s

Protestors call on Obama to
reject Keystone XL pipeline
CNN, by Stacey Samuel    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/19/2012 9:11:04 AM     Post Reply
Washington -- Less than two weeks after Barack Obama won his re-election campaign, protesters gathered Sunday to call on the president and his administration to reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and to act on climate change. While Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would support construction of the 1,700-mile pipeline, for the jobs he said the pipeline would create, Obama in the past has rejected rapid approval, citing what he called the "arbitrary nature" of the deadline Republicans proposed for passage and the need for sufficient time for the State Department to gather information

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