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Thursday, February 07, 2013

 









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What´s At Stake in John Brennan´s Hearing to Lead the CIA
Not the most ingratiating spook, this should be tense.
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Obama will allow lawmakers to see
secret memo on targeted killings

"Will allow"? "Will allow"? There is something
about this headline that rankles.
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Sen. Menendez contacted top officials
in friend’s Medicare dispute

Doc overbilled 8 million. Aides said billing
rules were "ambiguous." There's a new one.
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Married New York mother who was killed in
Turkey 'had sex with a man she met on
the internet a day before she went missing'

A story that sounded odd from the start.
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Confessions Of A 'Cold-Hearted' Republican
A little cold blood helps fend off the phoney guilt givers.
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Must Reads for Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Yesterday's Must-Reads for those who missed.
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Ldotter Note: Don't Forget to Visit TheConnection
The Place Where Eagles Gather.
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Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

      


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Petition: Move Melania Trump to
White House, or she can foot security bill

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CBS News, by Kathryn Watson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/29/2017 10:37:29 AM     Post Reply
More than 108,000 people have signed a petition urging First Lady Melania Trump to move to the White House or pay for security costs at Trump Tower herself. The Change.org petition was started after a senior White House aide indicated the president’s wife and son, Barron, will remain in New York until the school year ends. It’ll be delivered to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren if at least 150,000 people sign. (Snip) Comments beneath the Change.org petition highlighted the signers’ dissatisfaction over the first family’s use of taxpayer funds. “Living in the White House is what you

   

 

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Look who´s back! Hillary attacks Everything
Trump has done and takes Sean Spicer to task ,
for demeaning female reporter in her first major
speech since losing the election

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/29/2017 10:04:06 AM     Post Reply
A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing Donald Trump and his spokesman Sean Spicer on everything from health care to their treatment of women. Cracking jokes about her November defeat and her months out of the limelight since, Clinton spoke to thousands of businesswomen in San Francisco, joking there was no place she´d rather be, ´other than the White House.´ Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Clinton faulted the Republican presidential administration repeatedly, including calling its representation of women in top jobs

Schumer goes off on Trump supporter
at NYC restaurant, witness says

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New York Post, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 3/28/2017 8:07:36 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., caused a scene at a Manhattan restaurant when he began yelling at a wealthy and well-connected Donald Trump supporter that the POTUS is “a liar.” Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, lost his cool on Sunday night at Upper East Side restaurant Sette Mezzo, according to witnesses. He was dining with friends when he encountered Joseph A. Califano Jr. — the former U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson — and his wife, Hilary, who were having a quiet dinner. Onlookers said Schumer was incensed that Hilary

Womyn? Womxn? Womban? Taxpayer-Funded
University Ponders Alternate Spellings For ‘Woman’

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/29/2017 11:53:30 AM     Post Reply
Missouri State University sponsored an hour-long event last week dedicated to the various ways fringe feminist activists can misspell the word “woman.” The event, entitled “Womyn, Wymen,” was held in the taxpayer-funded school’s Multicultural Resource Center Annex, reports The Standard, Missouri State’s newspaper. Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, the executive director of Missouri State’s five-employee Multicultural Programs staff, led the event. Garcia-Pusateri kicked off by asking attendees — all of them female — to announce the gender pronouns they prefer. “We introduce our gender pronouns as a way to normalize gender identity,” she explained, according to The Standard. “It’s not always the traditional

Sen. McCain: Nunes should
‘absolutely’ reveal his sources

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Politico, by Kelsey Sutton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/29/2017 9:54:17 AM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain called on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to explain his decision to brief President Donald Trump on possible “unmasking” of Trump transition officials, suggesting that Nunes has undermined the credibility of the panel by not first communicating with fellow committee members. “I think there needs to be a lot of explaining to do,” McCain said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." “I’ve been around for quite a while, and I’ve never heard of any such thing. Obviously, on a committee like an intelligence committee, you’ve got to have bipartisanship; otherwise, the committee loses credibility. And there’s so

Rachel Dolezal Says She Was ´a Little Too
Black´ for Her African-American Ex-Husband

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People Magazine, by Caitlin Keating    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/29/2017 2:46:10 PM     Post Reply
Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who made national headlines in 2015 after she pretended to be black, is back in the spotlight thanks to a new memoir titled In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World. In the book, which will be released on March 28, the former Washington NAACP leader doesn’t walk back on her claims that she self-identifies as a black woman, saying that living her life as a black person made her life “infinitely better,” although it did make her feel more “distant and isolated” from white people as she started to embrace

   

 

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Industry Analysts Say Whole Foods’
Traffic Declines Are ‘Staggering’

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New York Magazine, by Clint Rainey    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/28/2017 2:20:47 PM     Post Reply
New market data has somehow managed to make Whole Foods’ beleaguered lot look even worse. On top of reports last week that rival Albertsons was sniffing around Sprouts Farmers Market, an upstart organic grocer and wellness store whose prices are about 19 percent cheaper on average than Whole Foods, there are now some new numbers suggesting the high-end grocery chain is also still hemorrhaging shoppers. Foot traffic has dipped once again, Barclays analysts note, straight-up describing the magnitude this time as “staggering.” Technically, it’s 3 percent, which can make “staggering” seem a little far-fetched — until you consider it translates

Oh My – President Obama’s Own Defense
Deputy Admits Obama White House Spied
on Candidate/President-Elect Trump…

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Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: RedLegLeader68- 3/28/2017 8:25:10 PM     Post Reply
This is stunningly interesting and hopefully will be picked up by MSM and congressional investigators. Sometimes when a person is deep inside an echo-chamber of like-minded ideologues, they might not realize what they’re saying is rather revealing to those on the outside. That’s the set up for former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense) appearing on MSNBC and admitting first hand knowledge the Obama administration spied on candidate and president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to gather “intelligence” for political use.

What Trump´s executive order on
climate change means for the world

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CNN, by Jacopo Prisco    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/28/2017 2:30:30 PM     Post Reply
Less than a week after the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare, President Trump will sign an executive order that could spell the end of Obama-era environmental policy. The order will curb the enforcement of a number of climate regulations, in an effort, the Trump administration says, to prioritize American jobs above addressing climate change. According to Mark Lynas, a British author, journalist and environmental activist who focuses on climate change, the order "is intended to make coal competitive again in the US economy, by refossilizing the US power sector and demonstrably increasing carbon emissions." "This is politically symbolic, as it will show that

Democrats burned by polling blind spot
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Politico, by Steven Shepard    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/28/2017 5:07:03 AM     Post Reply
As they investigate the forces behind the party’s stunning losses in November, Democrats are coming to a troubling conclusion. The party didn’t just lose among rural white voters on Election Day, it may have failed to capture them in its pre-election polling as well. Many pollsters and strategists believe that rural white voters, particularly those without college degrees, eluded the party’s polling altogether — and their absence from poll results may have been both a cause and a symptom of Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in several states. Determining what exactly happened is one of the most pressing problems facing

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch willing
to step aside for Mitt Romney

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Washington Examiner, by Daniel Chaitin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/29/2017 10:38:37 AM     Post Reply
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch said he would be open to step aside and not run for re-election in 2018 if a candidate like Mitt Romney were to run for his position in his stead. In an interview with National Journal, the Republican senator who has been in office since 1976 said he "might very well consider" not campaigning for another term if an "outstanding person" were to run for his position. (Snip) In February, Romney declined to rule out a run for a Senate seat in the future. "I don´t have any predictions on what I might do. I´m not going

   

 

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Gorsuch´s path to 60 votes closing fast
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Politico, by SEUNG MIN KIM and ELANA SCHOR    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 3/28/2017 8:02:20 AM     Post Reply
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s path to 60 votes is rapidly closing — setting the stage for a nuclear showdown in the Senate as soon as next week. Senior Democratic sources are now increasingly confident that Gorsuch can’t clear a filibuster, saying his ceiling is likely mid- to upper-50s on the key procedural vote. That would mark the first successful filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee since Abe Fortas for chief justice in the 1960s. In the latest ominous sign for the federal judge from Colorado, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Monday he’ll oppose Gorsuch on the cloture vote, which is expected

   

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