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Snap, crackle...racist
American Thinker, by Matthew Vadum    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/5/2012 9:46:41 AM     Post Reply
The Left´s vicious all-out assault on electoral integrity this past election cycle was largely funded by the nation´s most radical labor union and the man who brought you Rice Krispies. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation funneled a staggering $5.2 million in grants to the Applied Research Center (ARC), which churned out a steady stream of propaganda aimed at convincing Americans it´s somehow racist to require photo ID from a voter, Media Trackers Ohio reports. The multi-billion-dollar foundation was endowed by Will Keith Kellogg (1860-1951)

California Teachers Union Video
Features ´Rich´Urinating On ´Poor´
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2012 9:41:33 AM     Post Reply
SACRAMENTO – A new video produced by the California Federation of Teachers – which could be playing in your child’s classroom as we speak – drums up the typical class warfare images we’ve come to expect from Big Labor. “Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale,” written by CFT staffer Fred Glass (2011 compensation: $139,800) and narrated by proud leftist actor (and 1 percenter) Ed Asner, advocates for higher taxes on the “rich” as the cure for government’s insatiable thirst for spending. The video claims the rich got rich through tax

Waters secures top Democratic
spot on House Financial
Services Committee
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Peter Schroeder    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2012 9:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has been officially named the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee. The outspoken liberal vowed Tuesday to protect the Dodd-Frank financial reform law from GOP attempts to dismantle it, while pursuing reform of housing finance with the new chairman, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas). While Waters and Hensarling rarely see eye to eye on policy, she said in a statement she hoped to "reconcile our visions" at the top of the banking panel. But she gave little indication she was willing to consider changes to the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which



Obama to stress need to raise
debt limit "without drama"
Reuters, by Mark Felsenthal    Original Article
Posted By: athina- 12/5/2012 9:32:54 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama will renew his case for tax hikes on wealthy Americans to avert a year-end fiscal crunch and call for a smooth increase in the nation´s borrowing limit in a speech to a business group on Wednesday, a White House official said. The president is embarked on an aggressive campaign to pressure congressional Republicans to compromise on steps to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. He will argue to corporate executives that it would hurt the nation´s economy to have another protracted political fight over raising the debt limit, the official said.

Citigroup to Take $1 Billion
Charge, Cut 11,000 Jobs
Bloomberg News, by Donal Griffin    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/5/2012 9:12:33 AM     Post Reply
Citigroup Inc. (C), the third-biggest U.S. bank, said it will take a pretax charge of about $1 billion this quarter as part of a plan to eliminate more than 11,000 jobs. “These actions are logical next steps in Citi’s transformation,” Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat said today in a statement. “While we are committed to -- and our strategy continues to leverage -- our unparalleled global network and footprint, we have identified areas and products where our scale does not provide for meaningful returns. The plan will eliminate about 1,900 jobs in the institutional clients group, New York-based Citigroup said.

Medical School Students Shun
Primary Care as Demand Rises
Bloomberg News, by Shannon Pettypiece    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/5/2012 9:08:24 AM     Post Reply
More than three-quarters of U.S. medical students continue to shun primary care for higher-paying specialties, setting the stage for a shortage of doctors as the population ages and health care expands, a study found. Among medical residents who aren’t planning a career in surgery or pediatrics, 22 percent said they expect to go into internal medicine or primary care with the rest planning on fields like cardiology or dermatology, a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. About 20 to 25 percent of students have chosen primary care

Pentagon Peacocks
American Thinker, by G. Murphy Donovan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2012 8:17:33 AM     Post Reply
The David Petraeus saga is another urban legend -- a myth about a great man felled by a single flaw or indiscretion. The truth is that Petraeus is a bit player in a larger, uglier drama: the political corruption of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and of that exclusive four-star glut that sits atop the military. And the rot didn´t start with Petraeus. Recall Army Chief-of-Staff George Casey taking to the airways to rationalize the Fort Hood Islamist massacre in 2009. Somehow "diversity" and Muslim



DHS Confirms: Deportation of Obama´s
Uncle on Hold as Immigration Board Re-
Opens Case
Cybercast News service, by Patrick Burke    Original Article
Posted By: NYBruin- 12/5/2012 8:15:43 AM     Post Reply
The U.S Board of Immigration Appeals has agreed to reopen the immigration case of Onyango Obama, delaying the deportation of the 68-year old Kenyan who violated an order to leave the United States in 1992. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed to CNSNews.com on Tuesday that Obama, who is the president’s uncle, was granted a rehearing last week and his case is being re-opened.

Right ballistic over John Boehner ‘purge’
Politico, by Katie Glueck    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 12/5/2012 8:08:18 AM     Post Reply
House Speaker John Boehner is under fierce attack from conservatives in the blogosphere and on Twitter over his “purge” of several conservatives from top congressional committees, as well as for his offer to fend off the fiscal cliff. “#purgeboehner,” tweeted Michelle Malkin, following committee changes that hit members, including Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.). “Boehner, GOP leaders purge conservatives from powerful committees; update: Boehner scoffs,” read a headline at Breitbart.com. “Tomorrow we should all call John Boehner’s office to remind him to call Congressman Amash,” tweeted RedState.com’s Erick Erickson.

Hillary Clinton Wins High Popularity,
Majority Support for a 2016 Bid
ABCNews, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 12/5/2012 7:20:27 AM     Post Reply
Carried by a new high in personal popularity and broad approval of her work as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton closes out her diplomatic career with majority support as a candidate for president in 2016. Fifty-seven percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll say they’d back a run by Clinton to succeed Barack Obama, vs. 37 percent opposed. That includes a broad gender gap – 66 percent support for Clinton among women, dropping to 49 percent among men.

Against the Tide,
Part III
National Review Online, by Jay Nordlinger    Original Article
Posted By: duhem- 12/5/2012 6:32:16 AM     Post Reply
For the last couple of days, I’ve been writing about American culture and American politics. The two are basically inseparable, I find. Anyway, for the first part of the series, go here; and for the second, go here. I will now wrap up. There is a defeatist strain among conservatives. Some say, “You know, we’ve done our best. We’ve tried our best in politics. Let’s just give up, and tend to private life, such as it is. Let’s look after our families, our places of worship, our friends.



Romney´s defeat caused by
´extraordinary´ drop in white
male support as autopsy of
failed Republican campaign
gets underway
Daily Mail [UK], by Daniel Bates    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/5/2012 6:27:56 AM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney lost the election after an ‘extraordinary’ collapse in support among white men, the very group the Republicans counted on to turn out for him. As the official inquest into the defeat got underway, the former Presidential candidate’s own pollster revealed his lead among white males was cut from 27 points to as low as 12 points. Staff revealed that nobody had even read Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention which caused them deep embarrassment. And in another blow, Romney’s own campaign manager also admitted that his infamous 47 percent comment was ‘the epitome of low

Ryan to Rubio: ´Know Any Good Diners
in Iowa or New Hampshire?´
Weekly Standard, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 12/5/2012 6:21:25 AM     Post Reply
At an event in Washington, D.C. this evening, Paul Ryan asked Marco Rubio, "Know any good diners in Iowa or New Hampshire?" The reference, of course, is to the first state to hold a primary contest (the Iowa Caucus) and the first to in the nation to hold a primary election (New Hampshire). Both men are said to be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman, is the House Budget Committee chair, and was the Republican vice presidential nominee last election. Rubio is the junior senator from Florida, and a rising Republican star.

Planting the Seeds
of His Own Demise
American Spectator, by Peter Ferrara    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/5/2012 6:13:39 AM     Post Reply
Stop that cringing! I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel. And it´s not pretty for today´s neo-Marxist Democrat party. The man you see before you as your President today bears a striking resemblance to the main character in a Greek tragedy. He so reeks of hubris. Every word that drops from his lips speaks a haughty derision of the lesser beings not benighted to be a cog in his political machine. All witness Obama the Magnificent, the conqueror of America, which was the world hyperpower, but is now the Sick Man of the 21st Century,

Undermining faith in law enforcement and
national security: the legacy of Eric Holder
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/5/2012 6:10:22 AM     Post Reply
I wrote here about the sustained persecution of CIA agents who protected America by obtaining information from terrorists in the aftermath of 9/11. The persecution culminated in a decision by Attorney General Holder to reopen cases against some agents that the Justice Department had already deemed unworthy of prosecution. I now know the “back story” to Holder’s decision. It renders that decision even more disgraceful than I had thought. (Snip)My focus, though, is on Holder’s decision to reopen the investigation of the CIA agents. Understand first that the techniques used by these agents had been analyzed in detailed legal memos



Will Google´s Eric Schmidt join the
Obama administration? Cabinet
shakeup watchers say yes
Daily Mail [UK], by Damian Ghigliotty    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/5/2012 6:08:50 AM     Post Reply
One of Silicon Valley’s most valued men could soon become one of the president’s closest business confidants. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is reportedly in line for a powerful position within the Obama administration. Schmidt, 57, the search giant’s former chief executive, may soon become secretary of Treasury or Commerce, or fill a new ‘secretary of business’ slot, the Washington Examiner reports. Schmidt’s big role in the Obama re-election campaign, Google´s $1.9 million donation to Democrats during the race, and Washington´s efforts to quiet a looming Federal Trade Commission investigation into Google are key signs that the President

One lucky uncle?
He’ll drink to that!
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/5/2012 6:03:57 AM     Post Reply
There are three chances that Barack Obama’s illegal-alien Uncle Omar will be deported by his nephew’s government. Slim, fat and none. In other words, do you know who I am? He’s 68, he will take a drink under extreme social pressure, and he has to wait until March before this OUI in Middlesex is erased from his record. Oh yeah, and when he was lugged in Framingham in August 2011, he said to the cops, “I think I will call the White House.” Yes, Uncle Omar, we do know who are, only too well.

The Rice Question
New York Times, by Roger Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/5/2012 5:53:53 AM     Post Reply
WHEN Thomas Pickering took up the No.3 position at the U.S. State Department in 1997, his attention turned to Sudan. The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum had been vacated the previous year after the C.I.A. reported threats, but Pickering wanted the mission reopened in a country that had harbored Osama bin Laden until May 1996 and had more experience than most with violent Islamist extremism. “The intelligence reports that prompted the closure of the embassy were false and I felt strongly that the embassy should be reopened,” Pickering, who has served as ambassador

Volvo develops the ´no death´ car:
Vehicles which drive themselves
and are totally crashproof could
be on British roads in eight years
Daily Mail [UK], by Ray Massey    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/5/2012 5:51:43 AM     Post Reply
Car giant Volvo is developing ´no death´ cars that drive themselves and are impossible to crash--ready for launch in showrooms within eight years. The computerised vehicles will be fitted with high-tech sensors and will ´refuse to be steered´ into other objects. Volvo says they will be on sale to customers by 2020, but that some of the life-saving technology will be incorporated into its vehicles even earlier--from 2014--it says. Volvo´s head of government affairs Anders Eugensson said: ‘Our vision is that no one is killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020.’ Swedish-based Volvo--now owned by China´s

Playing the Odds
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Evans    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/5/2012 5:43:18 AM     Post Reply
An online gambling bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) could slip through during the lame-duck session and become law, giving Reid’s home state a competitive advantage over other states in the online poker industry. Cosponsored by outgoing Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.), the bill would outlaw all forms of online gambling except poker and would set up a federal Office of Online Poker Oversight in the Department of Commerce. Reid indicated last week that the bill was not likely to pass, as he needed 15 to 17 Republican votes.


How do Right-wing parties
attract immigrant voters?
Telegraph [UK], by Daniel Hannan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/5/2012 5:40:42 AM     Post Reply
The 1984 presidential election was conservative America’s greatest triumph. Ronald Reagan won every state except Walter Mondale’s Minnesota. Yet here is an astonishing fact. If you break down the votes by ethnic group, and then apply them to the altered demographics of America in 2012, Mondale takes the White House. US Republicans can’t win without--to be blunt--attracting many more Latino voters.[Snip]Reagan used to quip that Latinos were Republicans who just didn´t know it yet, and George W Bush polled well enough among voters of Mexican descent. Yet 71 percent of Hispanic voters backed Obama last month.

Thus Begins the Odd Era of
John McAfee, Political Refugee
Atlantic, by Adam Clark Estes    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/5/2012 5:39:27 AM     Post Reply
This John McAfee saga sure is a nail-biter. Just when you thought the crazy bath salt aficionado couldn´t get any more perplexing, McAfee revealed that he´s seeking political asylum in Guatemala. He´s hired a lawyer, too. And not just any lawyer. McAfee is being represented by former Guatemalan Attorney General Telésforo Guerra who also happens to be his girlfriend´s uncle. The curious details just keep stacking up from there. Let´s start with McAfee´s hasty and highly secretive exit from Belize, where he´s wanted for questioning in the murder of fellow American ex-pat

Does the ‘no’ crowd matter?
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/5/2012 5:32:05 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Jim DeMint (R- S.C.) may not have many legislative accomplishments and may have backed some losing conservative candidates, but there is no one better at getting headlines. HIs latest effort is a blast at House Republicans for their offer of $800 billion in new revenue, asserting it will destroy jobs. (Well, not as many as President Obama’s plan or the recession would, nor if the 1986 tax reform is any guide.) A House GOP aide in a tone barely betraying annoyance told Right Turn: “Senator DeMint openly admitted that tax revenues

Let the Taxi App Roll
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/5/2012 5:26:47 AM     Post Reply
If Hollywood remade The Graduate and set it in 1980, the one word the businessman would have for Dustin Hoffman’s character wouldn’t be “plastics.” It would be “medallions.” That’s because the single greatest investment you could have made over the last 30 years isn’t in gold or silver or even Apple stock. It’s in New York City taxicab medallions. Since 1980, New York’s taxi medallions — essentially the license to drive a cab in the Big Apple — have appreciated nearly 2,000 percent, according to one estimate.

Hill & Mike both have a motive
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/5/2012 5:16:39 AM     Post Reply
For political pot-stirring, it’s hard to top the story that Mayor Bloomberg urged Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for mayor. It has all the elements that tickle New York’s erogenous zones — big names, big money, big surprise. There’s even a juicy touch of betrayal, with Bloomy’s pledge to back City Council Speaker Christine Quinn suddenly looking shaky. It’s hard not to squirm at the painful description of a New York Times reporter informing Quinn of the call to Clinton, and Quinn’s surprised answer of, “Really?” Quinn wouldn’t say more, but somebody’s talking and there’s a reason

The Sebelius Coverup
Weekly Standard, by Jeffrey H. Anderson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/5/2012 5:12:04 AM     Post Reply
Many states are wisely signaling that they aren’t interested in doing the Obama administration’s bidding on Obamacare. As a result, many if not most of Obamacare’s insurance exchanges — the heart of the beast — will have to be set up and run by the Obama administration at the federal level. States are not required to set up Obamacare exchanges, but it seems to have surprised observers that many are choosing not to. Politico reports that, with only 17 states so far having said they will set up the exchanges,

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