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BUT, WHY IS THE ICE GONE?

BUT, WHY IS THE ICE GONE?

on January 9, 2014, 5:00 AM / in National News, News

As the Arctic warms and ice melts, the polar vortex begins to loose its stability, pushing colder weather toward the U.S. And it has perfect timing. As the polar vortex stretched across the U.S. leaving many trying to stay warm against the freezing subzero temperatures, Washington, D.C., has decided to home in on President Obama’s climate change agenda. Climate skeptics […]

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Extending Unemployment

Extending Unemployment

on January 8, 2014, 4:58 PM / in National News, News

The Senate passed a one-year extension of unemployment insurance Tuesday, answering Barack Obama’s call for the extension to be the “first order of business” upon Congress’ return after the holidays. Benefits lapsed for some 1.3 million Americans on Dec. 28, which Obama declared was “just plain cruel.” But extended benefits have become the norm during the Obama “recovery.” Six Republicans […]

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Huge solar flare delays private rocket launch to Space Station

Huge solar flare delays private rocket launch to Space Station

on January 8, 2014, 11:03 AM / in National News, News

Tariq Malik / Space.com WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — A huge solar flare unleashed by the sun has delayed plans to launch a private cargo ship to the International Space Station Wednesday (Jan. 8) due to worry over space weather radiation. The first major solar flare of 2014 erupted from a massive sunspot seven times the size of Earth on Tuesday (Jan. 7) […]

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Will GOP Govs Cave on Medicaid?

Will GOP Govs Cave on Medicaid?

on January 8, 2014, 8:43 AM / in National News, News

By Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast When will some states that initially refused federal money to expand Medicaid for their poor citizens pull a flip-flop and accept it? Because it’s inevitable that some will—and as they do, the Republicans’ sabotage of Obamacare will be profoundly undermined, and people’s concomitant opposition to the law will start to vaporize. This thought […]

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Ex-House members seeking comebacks in 2014

Ex-House members seeking comebacks in 2014

on January 8, 2014, 8:04 AM / in National News

By KEN THOMAS WASHINGTON (AP) — Some former members of Congress are hoping 2014 will be the year of the comeback. Congress may have public approval ratings hovering near record lows, but several Republicans who once served in the House are trying to recapture their old seats. Among Democrats, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, who was bounced from office two decades […]

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MSNBC’s Al Sharpton mentions ‘race,’ ‘racist’ 215 times on TV in 2013

on January 8, 2014, 7:39 AM / in National News, News

By PAUL BEDARD / Washington Examiner Is MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton obsessed with race? Ya think? Consider: On his cable TV show “PoliticsNation,” he said “race,” “racism” and “racist” 215 times, according to a tally done by the Media Research Center, which partners with Secrets for our weekly “Mainstream Media Scream.” On his show last year, Sharpton didn’t just […]

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10 things you need to know today January 8th

10 things you need to know today January 8th

on January 8, 2014, 7:33 AM / in National News, News

1. Towns struggle with record freeze Local governments in the east opened emergency warming shelters on Tuesday as a “polar vortex” spread record-breaking lows across much of the U.S., killing at least nine people. The extreme cold forced mass flight cancellations and school closings. On the plus side, the subzero wind chill also prompted an escaped prisoner in Kentucky to […]

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Chicago Gun Sales Ban Struck

Chicago Gun Sales Ban Struck

on January 8, 2014, 7:30 AM / in National News, News

U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang on Monday struck down Chicago’s ban on the sale of guns within the city. Chang, an Obama appointee, ruled that the “ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms.” The city enacted the ordinance in 2010 in response to the […]

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The Costs of Paying for Unemployment Insurance

The Costs of Paying for Unemployment Insurance

on January 8, 2014, 7:06 AM / in National News, News

What if all the $$$$  that the LOBBYISTS contribute to the political campaigns were to be redirected to the Unemployment coffers????  No more $$$ to ANY politician or PAC or other recipients that now go towards the benefit of any politician or political party.  Cut off the HONEY POTS to the politicians and redirect that money to the UNEMPLOYMENT coffer. […]

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Arguing Over NSA Snooping Continues

Arguing Over NSA Snooping Continues

on January 8, 2014, 7:02 AM / in National News, News

The fight over the NSA’s vast surveillance programs is long from settled. In December, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled that the dragnet likely violates the Fourth Amendment, but that was soon followed by U.S. District Judge William Pauley’s ruling upholding the program and citing its importance in the fight against terrorists. “This blunt tool only works because it collects […]

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‘GOP Hates the Unemployed’

‘GOP Hates the Unemployed’

on January 8, 2014, 6:57 AM / in National News, News

CNN’s Candy Crowley once again carried water for Barack Obama’s class warfare narrative, saying, “If I am an unemployed American and I hear from Republicans that, ‘Yeah, you know, we should go ahead and [extend benefits] provided we do the following three things,’ and it’s a caveat approval of extending those [unemployment] benefits, or if I am a minimum wage […]

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‘Polar Vortex’ Scaremongering

‘Polar Vortex’ Scaremongering

on January 8, 2014, 6:51 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Remember back in the good ‘ole days when everyone expected winters to be, well, cold? Well, forget that. The Leftmedia is having a field day with this week’s furious Arctic outbreak across a large portion of the U.S., thanks to what is alarmingly being called the “polar vortex.” Climate alarmists were quick to blame the cold snap on variable weather […]

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Rep. King Says Sen. Paul Tells “Absolute Lies” About NSA Surveillance

Rep. King Says Sen. Paul Tells “Absolute Lies” About NSA Surveillance

on January 8, 2014, 6:34 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Thomas R. Eddlem In a January 5 Fox News Channel interview, New York Republican Congressman Peter King (shown in blue suit) claimed that Senator Rand Paul tells “absolute lies” with respect to NSA surveillance of Americans, concluding of the Kentucky Republican that “he doesn’t deserve to be in the United States Senate for spreading that kind of misperception […]

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Obama Proposes Massive Gun Ban by Regulation Fiat

Obama Proposes Massive Gun Ban by Regulation Fiat

on January 8, 2014, 6:30 AM / in National News, News

GOA prepares legislation to block implementation In a “Friday media dump” designed to conceal its actions by releasing them after the press has left town, the Obama administration last week announced its intention to push two regulations which would massively expand the federal gun bans imposed on Americans. “SEE A SHRINK; LOSE YOUR GUNS” The first proposal — from HHS […]

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In Defense of the Nation

In Defense of the Nation

on January 8, 2014, 6:28 AM / in National News, News

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates had sharp words to go around in his new memoir that is critical of President Obama’s handling of Afghanistan and much more. Gates accused Obama of having serious doubts about his military strategy in Afghanistan even as it was being implemented. Gates wrote that Obama was “skeptical if not outright convinced it would fail,” according to The Washington […]

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Worried about  your Money? You should be

Worried about your Money? You should be

on January 8, 2014, 6:24 AM / in National News, News

What does the Fed say?: The Federal Reserve will give the public a peek on Wednesday into its December decision to begin the much-anticipated “taper” of its economic stimulus program. The minutes of the two-day meeting that began the taper should offer a closer look into the thinking behind the decision to begin reducing the size of the purchases – and, […]

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The Conservative Savior?

The Conservative Savior?

on January 8, 2014, 6:19 AM / in National News, News

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will dive into the debate over poverty and income inequality today with a speech at the American Enterprise Institute. His remarks will come on the 50th anniversary of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s so-called war on poverty. Rubio is looking to build the conservative case for rebuilding anti-poverty programs and finding a way to boost income mobility from the […]

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The Chamber Project

The Chamber Project

on January 8, 2014, 6:17 AM / in National News, News

The head of the nation’s largest business lobby will make his mark on 2014 on Wednesday. Thomas Donohue, president and chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will deliver his annual remarks on the state of American business. Donohue’s speech will hit some familiar themes, according to excerpts released by the Chamber: increasing foreign trade and domestic energy production, improving […]

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Whose Driving the Bus….

Whose Driving the Bus….

on January 8, 2014, 6:13 AM / in National News, News

That self-imposed Jan. 15 deadline for finishing off a 2014 spending bill is looking increasingly dicey. The two Appropriations chairmen – Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) – had hoped to have a $1 trillion omnibus ready for release by Wednesday. But some familiar knotty issues, including ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank, have proven difficult to overcome. Mikulski said […]

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Who says Congress can’t surprise you?

Who says Congress can’t surprise you?

on January 8, 2014, 6:11 AM / in National News, News

The Senate pushed forward a bill that would extend expired jobless benefits on Tuesday, after Democrats had appeared to struggle to find Republicans to join them. The 60-37 vote sets up more likely floor action later this week, but doesn’t clear all of the hurdles toward extending the benefits that lapsed for 1.3 million unemployed people last month. The White […]

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