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Obama’s Fear of Spending Cuts
National Review, by Michael Tanner

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 2/27/2013 1:46:51 PM

According to President Obama, the $62 billion in new taxes this year imposed as part of the fiscal-cliff deal will have no effect on economic growth. In fact, the president believes that he can safely impose another $58 billion in tax increases to replace spending cuts from the upcoming sequester. And, of course, Obamacare’s almost $42 billion in new taxes (and regulations) in 2013 don’t have any impact on hiring or investment. But, the president says, the $44 billion in cuts this year resulting from the sequester will throw the U.S. economy back into recession.

      


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Longtime NBC news correspondent
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2013 5:54:54 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— John Palmer, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington over a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday after a brief illness at a Washington hospital. Palmer´s wife Nancy confirmed he died at George Washington University Hospital of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 77. The gentlemanly Palmer worked for NBC from 1962 to 1990, and then returned to the network from 1994 until 2002. "John was a brilliant, brave, and tireless journalist who guided viewers through many of the most significant events of the past half-century -

   

 

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Woman at center of D.C. vandalism
probe remains a mystery
Washington Post, by Peter Hermann    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2013 5:50:25 AM     Post Reply
Her home, at times, was a shaded bench with a sight line toward the White House, in a tiny park used regularly by employees of the nearby World Bank. Jiamei Tian often sat alone, keeping a close eye on her cart and the blue laundry bag that held her belongings. Off in the distance, over her left shoulder, stood the Lincoln Memorial, and behind her stretched the Mall. She occupied a park managed by the National Park Service, the same agency that protects some of the national treasures that Tian is suspected of defacing with splotches of mint green paint.

Source: Terrorists behind
embassy threat in place
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 10:15:44 PM     Post Reply
The terror threat prompting the U.S. government to close nearly two dozen embassies and consulates Sunday is the most specific, credible threat information in years, CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports. Intelligence officers have reporting from a reliable source that a major plot is under way and that the team to carry it out has been selected and is in place, Miller reports. The threat information has been described as the most specific and credible since the foiled plot to blow up British planes en route to the United States in 2006, Miller reports. The specificity ends there.

Leno on Congress´s ObamaCare
Exemption: Should Be the
´Do As We Say, Not As We Do Act?´
Newsbusters, by Noel Sheppard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 10:10:32 PM     Post Reply
Jay Leno took a comedic swipe at ObamaCare Friday. After informing a somewhat stunned crowd about the exemption members of Congress were given from the Affordable Care Act, the NBC Tonight Show host said, "Why don´t they call it what it really is - the ´Do As We Say, Not As We Do Act?´" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JAY LENO: Well, it was reported today that the White House just approved an exemption in ObamaCare coverage for Congress and members of their staff. Notice the reaction from the crowd? Not very pleased to hear this news, were they?

Jay Z: Wealth Inequality
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Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 7:47:30 PM     Post Reply
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Four dead, 10-year-old girl
and four others injured in
night of violence across NYC
New York Post, by Daniel Prendergast    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 6:53:56 PM     Post Reply
Four people were killed and five others were injured during a bloody night in the city, including a 10-year-old girl out for a walk with friends, officials said. The violence kicked off at around 11:30 p.m. last night in Manhattan when Michael Patalano, 48, stabbed a neighbor to death in the Hamilton Heights apartment building where the two men live on West 142nd Street, authorities said. The men apparently had an argument before Patalano pulled a knife on the 49-year-old victim and knifed him in the chest, cops said. The victim, Anthony Demarta, was later pronounced dead

   

 

  


 
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 6:47:31 PM     Post Reply
Julianne Ortman, a veteran state senator from the Twin Cities suburbs, on Saturday joined the growing group of Republicans who want to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Al Franken next year. Ortman launched her campaign at a downtown park in Waconia, a town west of Minneapolis in the Carver County state Senate district that Ortman has represented for the last decade. In a short speech, Ortman criticized Washington as dysfunctional, and stressed her own middle class background and reputation at Minnesota´s Capitol for tenacious advocacy of Republican principles.

U.S. Sees Threat of al Qaeda Attack
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Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 6:34:54 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON—Al Qaeda re-emerged as a top global security threat after suspected plots by an affiliate of the terror group led the State Department to issue a world-wide travel alert for the entire month of August. Senior U.S. officials said they were particularly focused on Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, saying the affiliate was plotting attacks that Washington feared could be executed in the Middle East, Africa or beyond. These officials cited increased communications, or “chatter,” between terrorist operatives in the field as the primary reason behind the

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Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 3:40:22 PM     Post Reply
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Obama: No tax reform without
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Associated Press, by Josh Lederman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 3:15:21 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says there are no gimmicks to grow the economy — just difficult steps that require Washington´s focus. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama is promoting a plan he says can break through gridlock. He´s calling it a grand bargain for the middle class. Obama says he´s willing to work with Republicans to reform the tax code for businesses. That would mean lowering rates but ending many loopholes and deductions. But Obama says he´ll only do it if money generated is used for infrastructure, training and job growth. In the Republican address, Sen. Susan Collins

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Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 3:03:09 PM     Post Reply
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.— Five spectators were injured Saturday after shrapnel was sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in California´s Central Valley, authorities said. More than 1,000 people had gathered at 6 a.m. in a nearby parking lot to watch the planned implosion at the plant owned by Pacific Gas and Electric in Bakersfield. After structures on the property came crashing down, a police officer at the scene heard a man screaming for help and saw his leg had been severed, police said. "It was a piece of shrapnel that came flying out of the explosion

   

 

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Great Bull Run Coming to US
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Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 12:34:03 PM     Post Reply
Atlanta - Organizers of a new event planned for several U.S. cities plan to unleash bulls to sprint through fenced-in courses as daredevils try to avoid being trampled. The Great Bull Run is inspired by the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. It´s set to kick off Aug. 24 at a drag-racing strip south of Richmond, Va. A second event is planned for Oct. 19 at an Atlanta-area horse park that hosted events for the 1996 Olympics. More events are planned later for Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois and Pennsylvania.



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Breitbart.com, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: LadyVet- 8/3/2013 9:23:01 AM     Post Reply
After purchasing the Boston Globe in 1993 for a then-record $1.1 billion, the financially troubled New York Times just announced it sold the 141 year-old paper to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry for a mere $70 million. That´s a straight 93% loss. Figuring in two decades of inflation would only make it worse -- as does the fact the Times retains the Globe´s pension liabilities, estimated at over $100 million. (snip) What might have sweetened the lower offer for the Times is that Henry offered a straight cash deal, which is expected to close sometime in September or October.

   

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