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CIA Benghazi team clash led to ‘stand down’ report

CIA Benghazi team clash led to ‘stand down’ report

on December 15, 2013, 7:10 AM / in National News, News

By KIMBERLY DOZIER WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it. The Obama […]

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Key U.S. lawmakers agree to trade authority deal: aides

Key U.S. lawmakers agree to trade authority deal: aides

on December 15, 2013, 7:07 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three top U.S. lawmakers on key congressional committees have reached a bipartisan deal on legislation the White House needs to advance international trade agreements and will introduce the measure early next month, congressional aides said on Saturday. The Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which would let the White House put trade agreements before Congress for an up or […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on December 14, 2013, 10:58 AM / in National News, News

1. 18-year-old shooter terrorizes Colorado school, takes own lifeA year after the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, a suspected gunman, identified by police as 18-year-old student Karl Halverson Pierson, opened fire at his suburban Denver high school. A 15-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound, and two others reportedly received minor injuries. The gunman was reportedly seeking revenge against a teacher. Pierson […]

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Republican Insiders to Tea Party: You’re Not Helping Us

Republican Insiders to Tea Party: You’re Not Helping Us

on December 14, 2013, 7:43 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: When you do need our support what makes you think you will get in?  By Marina Koren For Democrats, the tea party is the gift that keeps on giving. For Republicans, the group is something akin to a flesh-eating virus that threatens to chomp away at the GOP. The civil war between establishment and tea-party Republicans intensified this […]

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IRS: The Left’s Weapon of Choice

IRS: The Left’s Weapon of Choice

on December 14, 2013, 7:15 AM / in National News, News

Here’s a question: When did it become acceptable for the IRS to be used as a tool to target enemies of the president? Moreover, what article or amendment of the U.S. Constitution authorizes a component of the Executive Branch to be used as a powerful political weapon? The answers to these questions should be obvious to most: “never” and “none,” […]

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New Mexico groups promote same-sex “marriage” as a benefit to kids, ignoring the evidence

New Mexico groups promote same-sex “marriage” as a benefit to kids, ignoring the evidence

on December 14, 2013, 6:42 AM / in National News, News

by Kirsten Andersen SANTA FE, December 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the New Mexico Supreme Court mulls whether to order the state to permit homosexual couples to “marry,” three high-profile organizations have announced their support for same-sex nuptials, a move that garnered praise from homosexual activists. The New Mexico Pediatric Society, the New Mexico Psychological Association, and the New Mexico […]

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Secrecy clause plays Santa Claus to abortion crowd

Secrecy clause plays Santa Claus to abortion crowd

on December 14, 2013, 6:39 AM / in National News, News

by Tony Perkins December 12, 2013 (FRC) – Don’t expect Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Congressman John Shimkus (R-Mich.) to be sharing a cup of Christmas wassail anytime soon. The two leaders got into a heated exchange during the HHS chief’s latest turn in the House’s witness chair. In a scene eerily similar to October 30 when Sebelius first testified, Shimkus […]

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Changes ordered for college loans for gay couples

on December 13, 2013, 9:06 AM / in National News, News

By PHILIP ELLIOTT / AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Students in same-sex marriages will be treated the same as their straight married classmates when it comes to federal college loan applications, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday in a shift that reflects this year’s Supreme Court ruling that broadened gay rights. “We must continue to ensure that every single American is […]

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Harry Rosenthal, AP reporter, dies at 86

Harry Rosenthal, AP reporter, dies at 86

on December 13, 2013, 9:02 AM / in National News, News, People

By RONALD POWERS and CALVIN WOODWARD / AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry F. Rosenthal, an Associated Press writer who covered America’s golden age of space exploration, presidents back to Harry Truman and whatever caught his impish eye in the stuffy halls of power, has died. He was 86. He died Thursday at home in Kansas City, Mo., his daughter, Lesli […]

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GOP struggle widens as Boehner rebukes hard right

GOP struggle widens as Boehner rebukes hard right

on December 13, 2013, 8:58 AM / in National News, News

By CHARLES BABINGTON /AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican establishment’s much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats. Some Republican loyalists wonder what took so long. The U.S. Chamber of […]

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Republican Look-Alike Sites Mocking Democrats May Violate Rules

Republican Look-Alike Sites Mocking Democrats May Violate Rules

on December 13, 2013, 8:55 AM / in National News, News

By Shane Goldmacher The National Republican Congressional Committee proudly launched a faux campaign website for Democratic candidate Domenic Recchia this week, mocking him as a “career politician … asking for your vote.” They even bought Google ads to direct New Yorkers to www.domenic-recchia.com, designed at first glance to look like it could be Recchia’s own, down to the same yellow […]

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‘Affluenza’ defense in criminal case critized

‘Affluenza’ defense in criminal case critized

on December 13, 2013, 8:51 AM / in National News, News

This case is one that illustrates how MONEY buys anything the buyer wants.  These parents used MONEY to *raise* their son and this judge is now allowing those same parents who did nothing to raise up a child properly and are now using their MONEY to cause him to escape punishment for the KILLINGS he committed (the father has said […]

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Boehner’s Crocodile Tears for Amnesty

Boehner’s Crocodile Tears for Amnesty

on December 13, 2013, 8:44 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson It is an odd fight.  Such a weird little battle over meaningless and known outcomes.  Conservatives, aware from press reports and congressional leaks, knew what would be in the Paul Ryan drafted budget plan.  The conservative groups released statements in opposition to the plan based on what they had been told.  But there was never any doubt […]

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The Budget Vote

on December 13, 2013, 8:25 AM / in National News, News

On motion that the House recede and concur with an amendment in the Senate amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 332 – 94 (Roll no. 640). Tennessee representatives are in bold…. the part that concerns me most is that the so called conservative members of the Tennessee Republican agreed and voted with the liberal members Cooper and Cohen. Is that compromise worth […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on December 13, 2013, 7:17 AM / in National News, News

1. House approves budget compromise The House passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal on Thursday as Congress wrapped up its business for the year. The bill,   which passed 332-94, is intended to serve as a truce between Republicans and Democrats in their ongoing war over taxes and spending, which has led to   government shutdowns and bitter fighting for […]

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Art of the BIG Lie

Art of the BIG Lie

on December 13, 2013, 7:09 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

‘Distorting the Truth Infamously’ “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” –Article II, Section 1, Constitution of the United States (1787) No president since Franklin Roosevelt has mastered the art of the […]

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Bipartisan Budget Deal: Tax and Tax, Spend and Spend

Bipartisan Budget Deal: Tax and Tax, Spend and Spend

on December 13, 2013, 6:55 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Thomas R. Eddlem House Liberty Caucus Chairman Justin Amash (R-Michigan) aptly summed up the bipartisan budget deal being pushed by House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic leaders in Washington with this quip on his Facebook page: “Republicans will agree to more spending, and in exchange, Republicans will get higher taxes.” The deal  — negotiated between House Budget Committee Chairman […]

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FBI Can Secretly and Remotely Activate Built-In Laptop Cameras

FBI Can Secretly and Remotely Activate Built-In Laptop Cameras

on December 13, 2013, 6:52 AM / in National News, News

The National Security Agency (NSA) has no monopoly on the use of intrusive surveillance tools to keep us all under the watchful eye of government. The Washington Post reports that an elite team of hackers employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have developed an application that turns on built-in laptop cameras. According to details provided in the story, […]

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THE PIPELINE TO NOWHERE

THE PIPELINE TO NOWHERE

on December 13, 2013, 6:45 AM / in National News, News

Talk about the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline is heating up as Congress prepares to close up shop for the year and stakeholders ramp up their efforts for 2014. The State Department’s environmental impact statement on the TransCanada pipeline was expected by the end of 2013, but as the clock winds down, green groups are not holding their breath. On […]

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Hawaii official who confirmed Obama birth certificate dies in crash

Hawaii official who confirmed Obama birth certificate dies in crash

on December 13, 2013, 6:43 AM / in National News, News

Note: Just another of the continuing mysterious deaths of those who KNOW SOMETHING in politics….. Will folks ever figure out that they ARE expendable to the OCCUPATION FORCE ACTORS after they have served their purposes? Jackie Juntti  WGEN   idzrus@earthlink.net (CNN) — Loretta Fuddy, the Hawaii official who confirmed the authenticity of President Obama’s birth record in Hawaii, died Wednesday night […]

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