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Tweets Reveal the Soul
of Assault on Pro-Life AG
American Thinker, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 11/20/2012 4:54:21 PM     Post Reply
Forget the sweet, bubbly Elle Woods character in Legally Blonde. One suspects that the smug, vulgar Sarah Peterson Herr hews much closer to the norm of today´s twenty-something female attorney. Before her termination on Monday, Herr clerked for the Honorable Christel E. Marquardt, judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. She was fired for sending a series of nasty tweets while sitting in last week on an ethics hearing for former Kansas attorney general, Phill Kline. If there is a pro-life Hall of Fame, Kline deserves his own display case. First as attorney general of Kansas and then as the

Douglas Kennedy skates,
did not endanger child: judge
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/20/2012 4:54:11 PM     Post Reply
Douglas Kennedy, a son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was acquitted Tuesday of child endangerment and harassment charges stemming from a scuffle in a hospital maternity ward. Kennedy had tried in January to take his newborn son from Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. He said he just wanted the 2-day-old boy, Anthony Boru Kennedy, to get some fresh air. However, several nurses objected, saying his request would violate hospital policy. Kennedy tried to leave anyway, and two nurses claimed he hurt them as they blocked his way. Mount Kisco Town Judge John Donohue,

Obama Official Attends
´Symposium on Defamation of Islam´
Breitbart´s Big Peace, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 4:50:07 PM     Post Reply
An Obama administration official reportedly attended a Monday meeting with Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) officials to work on banning any speech that "associates Islam or Islamists to violence." The official was U.S. Consul General in Jeddah Anne Casper, and the meeting took place in Saudi Arabia. It apparently matters not that "Islamic terrorists have carried out over 19,000 deadly attacks in the name of Islam since the 9-11 attacks in New York," Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. The meeting was advertised as a "Symposium on Defamation of Islam."

  


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97 Republicans Tell Obama
to Drop Susan Rice for State
Breitbart´s Big Government, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 4:42:45 PM     Post Reply
Ninety-seven members of Congress, led by Jeff Duncan (R –SC), are leading the charge against Barack Obama’s reputed choice of Ambassador Susan Rice to be Secretary of State. They have written a letter strongly opposing the idea of her nomination because of her lies about the Benghazi attack, and aver that because she misled the American public, her actions give the world, friends and enemies of the U.S. reason to question America’s commitment and credibility. The Congressmen don’t stop there; they charge Obama’s administration with denying Congress critical information necessary

Happy Thanksgiving:
Food Pantries Overwhelmed
Thanks to Obama Economy
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 4:32:59 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s most solid strongholds are suffering from economic disaster under his presidency, according to new reports. {Snip) Assistant UM Professor of Social Work Kristen Seefeldt stated, according to local reports, that “researchers were shocked by the high levels of food insecurity, with nearly 28 percent of people interviewed did not have stable, reliable access to food or were forced to change their eating habits for financial reasons.” Some people, says Seefeldt, are skipping meals; that included many people with a job. A few hundred miles to the East, Boston is running out of

Going out in style: How
relaxed Hillary is upstaging
Obama on last ever
presidential tour - or is
she gearing up for 2016?
Daily Mail (UK), by Tamara Abraham    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/20/2012 4:15:09 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton has said that she will make sleep, exercise and relaxing her priorities over the coming year. But the promise of some down-time seems to have already had a positive effect as she bids farewell to her four-year term as Secretary of State. Mrs Clinton, 65, looked on fine form in Myanmar today as she joined President Obama in a historic meeting with the country´s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Though she looked elegant and polished in a crisp white blazer, navy pants and a statement silver beaded neckpiece, it was the broad smile

Six Israeli ´spies´ executed before
baying mob in Gaza City, before
motorbike gang drags one bloodied
victim through the streets
Daily Mail [UK], by David Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/20/2012 3:13:08 PM     Post Reply
Six men accused of being ´Israeli spies´ were dragged through the streets of Gaza City and executed in front of a chanting mob today as Israel warned Palestinians to evacuate some areas of the territory in apparent preparation for a ground invasion. Witnesses said the six were taken to an intersection in the north of the city where they were summarily shot for providing intelligence that helped Israel pinpoint key figures in Hamas and the Islamic Jihad targeted by their warplanes. The names of the men are said to have been scrawled on the road after they had been questioned
Headline resplit by staff.

  


  

The ill wind blowing past Benghazi
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/20/2012 3:13:04 PM     Post Reply
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, and that evil wind from the Middle East comes just when Barack Obama needs a distraction most. (snip) The president himself is in Southeast Asia, mispronouncing the names of everyone he meets, and trying to play kissyface with Aung San Suu Kyi, the heroic woman who led the struggle to free Burma from the grip of evil generals. In the photographs, the lady is trying to keep her mouth out of the way of Mr. Obama’s kissing equipment. The president was just being friendly, but she doesn’t look as if she’s enjoying herself.
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The Mandate To Raise
Taxes on the “Rich”
Creators Syndicate, Inc., by Susan Estrich    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 11/20/2012 3:06:51 PM     Post Reply
Within days of winning the election, President Obama announced that his victory gave him a mandate to raise taxes on the "rich." Come again? This was a two-and-a-half-point election. It reflected a painfully divided electorate. The only mandate I saw was to unite a divided country. I voted for Obama. I voted for him because I know how hard it is to buy health insurance for a single person with even a minor pre-existing condition. In the case of my nanny/housekeeper/dear friend, it was gastritis. Thank God for Kaiser, which sold me the insurance that some years later saved

Elmo voice actor Kevin Clash
resigns as second man makes
underage sex claim against him
New York Post, by Bruce Golding, Beth Defalco *    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/20/2012 2:59:35 PM     Post Reply
The voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash, resigned today amid new allegations of sexual misconduct with underaged boys, “Sesame Street” producers and the famed puppeteer said. Since last week, two young men have accused Clash of picking them up for underaged sex. Clash was granted a leave of absence last week to fight accusations made by Sheldon Stephens, 24, of Harrisburg, Pa. But Clash quit today, after a lawsuit was filed by Cecil Singleton, who claims he was just 15 when the Elmo voice had sex with him in 1993. "I am resigning from Sesame Workshop with a very heavy heart.

´Hands off our trough!´
says WWF´s UK boss
Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/20/2012 2:58:31 PM     Post Reply
David Nussbaum, the Chief Executive of WWF-UK, is very cross with the Prime Minister. (H/T Eureferendum) "His lack of vocal leadership on climate change and energy is jeopardising some of the most promising green shoots of recovery. The UK needs significant investment in green infrastructure, yet he is letting a rogue pack within his party play politics with such an important issue." We´ve been hearing a lot of this sort of thing from green activist groups recently. The recent Greenpeace sting on Chris Heaton Harris and Lord Howell, this alleged coalition of "influential investors" whingeing in the Guardian, the

  


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U.S. concerned about arrest
of citizen in South Sudan
Reuters, by Hereward Holland    Original Article
Posted By: Stuck in NY State- 11/20/2012 2:50:29 PM     Post Reply
The United States expressed deep concern on Wednesday for a U.S. citizen held in South Sudan on a kidnap charge but who, his wife says, is victim of an extortion attempt by security officials. Elton Mark McCabe was arrested in the east African country last month on charges of kidnapping an Indian businessman for a $5 million ransom.
Headline split by staff.

US futures reverse course
as HP takes $8.8B hit
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/20/2012 2:50:06 PM     Post Reply
New York — Stock futures grew choppy Tuesday after Hewlett-Packard revealed that it was the victim of a massive fraud related to an acquisition and took a huge hit to its latest quarterly earnings. After a mostly positive morning, the Dow Jones industrial futures fell 18 points to 12,720. The broader S&P futures slipped 0.50 points to 1,382. Nasdaq futures added 1.5 points to 2,587. Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday that a British company it bought for $10 billion last year lied about its finances and accusing Autonomy Corporation PLC, of "serious accounting improprieties, disclosure failures and outright misrepresentations."

SEC Rocked By Lurid
Sex-and-Corruption Lawsuit
Rolling Stone, by Matt Taibbi    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/20/2012 2:45:13 PM     Post Reply
Move over, adulterous generals. It might be time to make way for a new sexual rats´nest – at America´s top financial police agency, the SEC. In a salacious 77-page complaint that reads like Penthouse Forum meets The Insider meets the Keystone Kops, one David Weber, the former chief investigator for the SEC Inspector General´s office, accuses the SEC of retaliating against Weber for coming forward as a whistleblower. According to this lawsuit, Weber was made a target of intramural intrigues at the agency (which has a history of such retaliation) after he came forward

In Christie’s World,
It’s All About Chris
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/20/2012 2:35:20 PM     Post Reply
Who would have ever thought it? Underneath it all, the tough-guy governor and former prosecutor who doesn’t scruple at angrily lecturing teachers, parents, taxpayers, reporters and anyone else who dares to question his policies or motives is a sensitive soul who is as needy of love and understanding as a guest on “Oprah.” After years in the public eye spent flipping off his detractors and daring them to try and do something about it, Chris Christie now needs a hug. That’s the upshot of an unintentionally hilarious analysis published today in the New York Times,

  


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The Nasty GOP?
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/20/2012 2:31:34 PM     Post Reply
‘The Republican brand is deeply damaged” was a painfully common assessment after the election. A lot of Republicans were eager to blame the party’s thoroughly lousy performance on the presidential nominee, but there is considerable evidence that the unpopularity goes well beyond that: Romney won more votes than GOP Senate candidates in almost all of the swing states — and in some fairly red states, including Arizona, Montana, Nebraska, and North Dakota. Conservative ideas, though, won in distinctly Democratic-leaning states once the word “Republican” was no longer associated with them. In Michigan, where Obama won handily,

Hotels and Hassles
American Spectator, by Thomas Sowell    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/20/2012 2:27:44 PM     Post Reply
Few things can make you appreciate home like staying in a hotel. This includes not only low-budget, bare bones hotels but also sweepingly large and ornate luxury hotels. What many hotels seem to have in common are needless hassles. Since most people who stay in hotels do so while traveling, and stay only a few days in a given hotel, you might think that those who run hotels would want to make it easy for someone who arrives a little tired (or a lot tired) from traveling to use the various devices they find in their hotel room.

Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo
is guilty of taking $12,400
in bribes from insurance broker
Times of Trenton [Trenton, NJ], by Jenna Pizzi    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/20/2012 2:26:11 PM     Post Reply
Hamilton — Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo was convicted today of accepting $12,400 in bribes from a health insurance broker in exchange for his influence over a lucrative school board contract. The verdict of guilty on all counts came after four and a half hours of deliberations by jurors at the federal courthouse in Trenton. Bencivengo, 58 faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on the bribery and extortion counts. The corruption trial hinged on the testimony of Marliese Ljuba, a former health insurance broker for Vineland-based Allen Associates who became an FBI cooperating witness

University Rescinds Honorary Degree
Awarded to Lance Armstrong
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 11/20/2012 2:21:21 PM     Post Reply
Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, has voted to rescind the honorary degree it conferred on embattled bicyclist Lance Armstrong, a university spokesman confirms. "The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to rescind the honorary degree awarded to Lance Armstrong at Commencement in 2006," Kimberly M. Thurler, director of public relations at Tufts, writes in a statement to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. "While continuing to respect the significant work of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the board concluded that, in the wake of the recent report of the United States Anti-Doping Agency and its acceptance by the International Cycling Union,

Admin Won’t Criticize
Turkey’s Accusation that ‘Israel
Is a Terrorist State’
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/20/2012 2:20:52 PM     Post Reply
Associated Press reporter Matt Lee pressed State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland at Monday’s briefing to comment on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s assertion that “Israel is a terrorist state” and is carrying out a “massacre of children” in Gaza. Adhering to longstanding administration policy of never criticizing the Islamist regime in Turkey, she refused. “You’re not telling us anything,” Lee said. “When the leaders of Turkey come out and say that Israel is engaged in acts of terrorism and you refuse to say that you don’t agree with that — or maybe you do agree with it —

  



Bernanke: Fix fiscal woes
or risk ´sudden and severe´
contraction of economy
The Hill [Washington DC], by Peter Schroeder    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 11/20/2012 2:17:41 PM     Post Reply
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke implored Washington policymakers Tuesday to get the nation´s fiscal house in order for the good of the economy.The head of the nation´s central bank used a high-profile speech to outline a "must-do" list for Congress and the White House in the comings months: avoid the "fiscal cliff," raise the debt ceiling and come up with a long-term plan to bring down the deficit. Finally, Bernanke said it´s important do so with as little drama as possible. "Coming together to find fiscal solutions will not be easy, but the stakes are high,"

HHS releases rules requiring
pre-existing conditions coverage
The Hill [Washington DC], by Sam Baker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/20/2012 2:13:44 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration issued new rules Tuesday that require insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions — one of the most popular provisions of President Obama’s healthcare law. The Health and Human Services Department also began to implement other popular, but expensive, parts of the Affordable Care Act. Regulations released Tuesday will prohibit insurers from charging women a higher premium than men, and will require plans in every state to cover certain services.

Family of N.J. teen who
faked own kidnapping won´t
be billed for police costs
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Ryan Hutchins    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/20/2012 1:56:39 PM     Post Reply
Clark — The cost of a large-scale police search for a Clark teen who faked her own kidnapping will not be passed on to her family, the mayor of the town said. Township officials never put a dollar figure on their hunt for 16-year-old Kara Alongi, who became a global sensation after tweeting in September that someone was in her house. But Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said the amount, which includes overtime for police officers, was not "exorbitant" and that there was no need to burden the girl’s parents. "We´re not going to sit there and pass the costs along,"

Warren Rudman, maverick
deficit hawk, dies
Politico, by David Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/20/2012 1:33:32 PM     Post Reply
Warren Rudman, who died overnight Tuesday, was a “sledgehammer” senator who packed a lot into just two terms in the Capitol. Swept in by the Reagan landslide in 1980, the New Hampshire Republican stole a step on his classmates by taking office weeks before the new Congress had convened and never seemed to stop in the ensuing 12 years. He was lawyer smart with a mix of bombast and moxie that ingratiated him with older Senate colleagues, while also making headlines with his famous deficit-reduction schemes and leadership of the Iran-Contra and Keating Five investigations.

CNBC´s Harwood: Benghazi
Scandal Being ´Prolonged´
Because of Campaign ´Bitterness´
Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/20/2012 1:29:10 PM     Post Reply
Appearing on Saturday´s NBC Today, CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood completely dismissed the scandal surrounding the Benghazi terrorist attack as merely leftover campaign politics: "...what we´re seeing in the Petraeus scandal and the Benghazi issue being prolonged is an extension of some of the conflict and the bitterness that we had during the election campaign." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Harwood predicted the whole controversy would just go away: "I´m not sure what the resolution of that is going to be. I think ultimately

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