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A brown-skinned suburban mom responds to Common Core bigot Arne Duncan

A brown-skinned suburban mom responds to Common Core bigot Arne Duncan

on November 19, 2013, 12:03 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Michelle Malkin Ohhhh yes, the red blood underneath my brown skin is boiling. This Obama educrat has stepped in it. Big time. Race card-wielding Education Secretary Arne Duncan is nothing but a corrupt and bankrupt bigot. We’ll get to his diatribe in a moment. But first, let’s step back for some perspective, reflection, and background on this pivotal moment […]

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Arne Duncan: ‘White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

Arne Duncan: ‘White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

on November 19, 2013, 11:54 AM / in National News, News

By Valerie Strauss / Washington Post (Update: Adding more on opposition to Core, where Duncan spoke) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t […]

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Can You Trust The Police When Their Political Arss is On The Line?

Can You Trust The Police When Their Political Arss is On The Line?

on November 19, 2013, 9:08 AM / in National News, News

Police shoot therapy dog as they raid wrong address looking for man with expired vehicle registration Original Post LEANDER, TX  — Leander Police went to the home of James and Renata Simmons acting on a warrant for unpaid vehicle registration on June 17, 2013. The warrant, however, was for a completely different town – Cedar Park, TX, and was for […]

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George Zimmerman arrested in Florida after disturbance call

George Zimmerman arrested in Florida after disturbance call

on November 18, 2013, 3:04 PM / in National News, News

When your life falls apart, the vultures circle…. By Tom Winter, NBC News Original Story George Zimmerman has been arrested in Florida, NBC News has learned. A Seminole County Sheriff’s Office statement says Zimmerman was arrested Monday afternoon after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Apopka, Fla., about 15 miles northwest of Orlando. Zimmerman will be […]

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The 2014 Senate Races Are Already Looming Over Washington

The 2014 Senate Races Are Already Looming Over Washington

on November 18, 2013, 9:55 AM / in National News, News

As Senate Democrats consider a change to the rules to restrict filibusters, there’s a nagging concern in the back of their heads: What happens when we become the minority party? 2014 is looming increasingly large in Washington, given the possibility that next year’s elections will finally shift a balance of power that’s settled firmly into place. Politico writes that Monday’s […]

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Damage to city budgets: Self-inflicted with help from Wall Street

Damage to city budgets: Self-inflicted with help from Wall Street

on November 18, 2013, 9:45 AM / in National News

By John W. Schoen  / CNBC Five years after a once-in-a-lifetime global financial collapse and the Great  Recession, many American cities now caught in a  financial bind can rightly blame forces beyond their control. In some cases, though, the damage was self-inflicted. Nowhere is that more apparent than the ongoing budget drain from hundreds of  billions of dollars’ worth of failed […]

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to review $111 million patent case

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review $111 million patent case

on November 18, 2013, 9:40 AM / in National News, News

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – SynQor Inc’s $111 million court victory against various companies that manufacture power converter systems that it sued for patent infringement is now final after the U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would not review the case. The December 2010 jury verdict in the Eastern District of Texas was upheld by the U.S. Court […]

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Special Report: The Pentagon’s doctored ledgers conceal epic waste

Special Report: The Pentagon’s doctored ledgers conceal epic waste

on November 18, 2013, 9:36 AM / in National News, News

By Scot J. Paltrow LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense’s accounts. Every month until she retired in 2011, she says, the day came when the Navy would start dumping numbers on the Cleveland, Ohio, office of the Defense Finance and […]

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Obama health care woes become credibility fight

Obama health care woes become credibility fight

on November 18, 2013, 9:29 AM / in National News, News

  By JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout President Barack Obama’s first four years in office, he prided himself on his ability to bounce back when much of Washington thought his presidency was in peril. But the political challenge posed by Obama’s disastrous health care rollout is far greater than those he overcame during the nasty debt ceiling fight with […]

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No Senators need apply: Tea Party hero Scott Walker on 2016

No Senators need apply: Tea Party hero Scott Walker on 2016

on November 18, 2013, 9:25 AM / in National News, News

By Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge and Jordyn Phelps   / Power Players Politics Confidential Gov. Scott Walker has a simple idea for how to create the GOP’s “perfect ticket” in the 2016 presidential election — and Republican stars like Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz don’t make the list. The Wisconsin Republican, who first gained national attention in […]

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Supreme Court rejects plea to look at NSA program

Supreme Court rejects plea to look at NSA program

on November 18, 2013, 9:14 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency, rejecting a call from a privacy group to stop NSA from collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers in the United States. While the justices on Monday declined to get involved in this issue, other lawsuits on the topic are […]

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China Mobile courts overseas users with mobile app

China Mobile courts overseas users with mobile app

on November 18, 2013, 9:11 AM / in National News, News

    By Jeremy Wagstaff  SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China Mobile International, a unit of China Mobile, has launched an application it hopes will win business from millions of overseas Chinese and others communicating with China. The app, Jego, allows anyone outside China with an Android or iOS smartphone and a data connection to receive free incoming calls on a China […]

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Black Education Tragedy

Black Education Tragedy

on November 18, 2013, 9:06 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see. Some of that evidence unfolded when Zimmerman’s defense attorney asked 19-year-old Jeantel to read a letter that she allegedly had written to Trayvon Martin’s mother. […]

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Clinton hopes for female US president, he says in China

Clinton hopes for female US president, he says in China

on November 18, 2013, 9:00 AM / in National News, News

By Felicia Sonmez  Beijing (AFP) – Former US president Bill Clinton hopes there will be a woman in the White House in his lifetime and will support his wife Hillary in whatever she decides to do, he told a Chinese audience on Monday. Hillary, who earlier this year stepped down as US secretary of state, has not yet said whether […]

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GOP group money down, hints at donor uncertainty

GOP group money down, hints at donor uncertainty

on November 18, 2013, 8:57 AM / in National News, News

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLES / AP DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The biggest Republican-leaning money machines are spending dramatically less to help the party ahead of the 2014 congressional elections, a year after big-dollar conservative groups poured millions into unsuccessful campaigns against President Barack Obama and Democratic candidates, and the GOP failed to retake the White House or […]

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White House pushes to loosen Gitmo transfer rules

White House pushes to loosen Gitmo transfer rules

on November 18, 2013, 8:55 AM / in National News, News

By NEDRA PICKLER / AP WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees. Administration officials say a Senate […]

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RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $100.00 AN HOUR

RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $100.00 AN HOUR

on November 18, 2013, 8:47 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

“When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.” —Thomas Jefferson to Charles Hammond, 1821. ME 15:332 Every few years, […]

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Changes to the Second Amendment won’t halt crime

Changes to the Second Amendment won’t halt crime

on November 18, 2013, 8:41 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Keith Fierro | Daily Titan After every instance of a publicized shooting, the alarm to repeal the Second Amendment or to change its meaning sounds loudly from gun control advocates. The main fallacy here lies in the assertion that the cause of a murderous madman’s shooting spree—such as what recently happened at the Los Angeles International Airport—is a constitutional […]

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The French-Israeli-Saudi Front Against Iran?

The French-Israeli-Saudi Front Against Iran?

on November 18, 2013, 8:17 AM / in National News, News

By Joseph Klein Israel and Saudi Arabia are proving the old adage correct that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”  The Iranian regime is their common enemy. Israel sees a nuclear armed Iran as an existential threat. Sunni Saudi Arabia worries that Shiite Iran with nuclear arms will be emboldened to threaten other Sunni Gulf governments and ultimately […]

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State cop ‘protects’ failed Oregon governor from handguns, questions

State cop ‘protects’ failed Oregon governor from handguns, questions

on November 18, 2013, 8:14 AM / in National News, News

Posted  by Joe For America Oregonians have the freedoms of speech, the press and to carry concealed handguns. Their governor has the right to schedule or not schedule press conferences and interviews. And voters have the right to hold elected officials accountable for failed state Obamacare exchanges and their treatment of the press. But does dispatching a state police bodyguard […]

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