Thursday, December 22, 2011

Why the establishment fears Newt Gingrich
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His history of bold leadership in Washington.
House, Senate make payroll tax cut deal - CBS News
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Congressional leaders agree to extend payroll tax cut for two months, starting Jan. 1; vote coming "before Christmas"» Massive Voter Fraud in NY Linked to ACORN - Big Government
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The Working Families Party and local Democratic Party Officials are at the center of a massive voter fraud scandal in Troy, NY.
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Boehner has caved into the pressure on the payroll tax cuts......it's just that simple. The president and the democrats were winning the argument, period! Right track, wrong track! Republicans need to climb aboard if they want to be on the right track w/the rest of the country. Maybe, the GOP will get it once and for all......if you can give the 1% a tax cut for 11yrs. Hell, you can give the 99% a tax break, which has been providing the 1% for 11 yrs w/a tax cut, unpaid for.
Is This A Sign Of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Coming Soon? www.examiner.com
The Pentagon next month will begin pulling most of the 1,200 National Guard troops stationed along the Southwest border since 2010 and replacing them with mili
Federal court rejects 'birther' challenge to Obama presidency www.latimes.com
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that plaintiffs who claimed that President Obama was not born in the United States and is therefore not eligible to hold the office have no standing to sue him.


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Opponents of President Obama can't take him to court to answer their claims that he wasn't born in the United States, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
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Congressional leaders agree to extend payroll tax cut for two months, starting Jan. 1; vote coming "before Christmas"
House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that his fellow GOP congressmen have agreed on a deal to extend payroll tax cuts that would have expired at the end of the year. The announcement ends yet another episode of political brinksmanship in Washington that has contributed greatly to Congress' abysmal approval ratings.


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After the Obama administration's decision to overrule the FDA on the morning-after pill, activists are asking yet again, what went wrong?


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House Republican leaders have agreed to pass a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, bowing to demands from President Obama, Democratic leaders and senior members of their own party.
House Republican leaders cave, agree to pass two-month tax bill
Obama Wins: House GOP Caves On Payroll Tax Cut Extension
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House Republicans suffered a humiliating defeat today as they caved to pressure from President Obama and agreed to pass the two month extension of the payroll tax cut.

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Here are the Dem Senators who voted against the Udall Amendment:

Update: Here’s the roll call. The Dems voting against are:

Casey
... Conrad
Hagan*
Inouye
Kohl
Landrieu
Levin*
Lieberman*
Manchin*
McCaskill*
Menendez
Bad Nelson*
Pryor
Reed*
Shaheen*
Stabenow
Whitehouse

http://www.emptywheel.net/2011/11/29/udall-amendment-fails-37-61/

Donald Wilkes Once more Thomas, NO Act of Congress can overturn the Constitution. Is Udall a Republican or a Democrat? How many republicans voted for his amendment?



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House Republican leaders have agreed to pass a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, bowing to demands from President Obama, Democratic leaders and senior members of their own party.
House Republican leaders cave, agree to pass two-month tax bill
Boehner has caved into the pressure on the payroll tax cuts......it's just that simple. The president and the democrats were winning the argument, period! Right track, wrong track! Republicans need to climb aboard if they want to be on the right track w/the rest of the country. Maybe, the GOP will get it once and for all......if you can give the 1% a tax cut for 11yrs. Hell, you can give the 99% a tax break, which has been providing the 1% for 11 yrs w/a tax cut, unpaid for.
For example, he said a passage suggesting that “[g]iven the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal,” was based on outside research. Video researcher Andrew Kaczynski unearthed a clip in 1995, before the newsletters had become an election issue in his district, in which Paul discussed the publication as one of his passion projects in his years out of Congress. He described it as a “political type of business, investment newsletter.”

Ron Paul’s Explanation For Racist Newsletter Springing Leaks
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Ron Paul is bristling at a new round of questions over a newsletter he published in the 1980s in 1990s espousing radical fringe views, at one point walking out of an interview on Wednesday.
· Four Republican presidential candidates – Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul submitted paper work in time to qualify for Virginia's March 6 primary ballot.

Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum not on Va. primary ballot
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Four Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul -- submitted paper work in time to qualify for Virginia's March 6 primary ballot.Extremist Teachings Remain in Saudi Textbooks Despite Kingdom's Claims of Reform
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In a textbook for 10th-graders, printed for the 2010-2011 academic year, teenagers are taught barbaric practices, and in another textbook, for ninth-graders, the students are taught the annihilation of the Jewish people is imperative.
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The White House is manipulating numbers to boost the emotional impact of its allegation that Republican legislators are denying a $40 per paycheck tax cut for 160 million American workers. Accordin

Former President George H.W. Bush backs Romney
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Mitt Romney landed the support of former president George H. W.
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Opponents of President Obama can't take him to court to answer their claims that he wasn't born in the United States, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
Karl Rove said Wednesday that the famously conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page was right when it said House Republicans should cut their losses and agree with a bipartisan Senate plan to extend for just two months the payroll tax cut enacted last year.

Republicans "have lost the optics on it," Rove told Fox News, "the question now is how do the Republicans get out of it."

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Karl Rove piles on, tells Republicans to cut bait in tax standoff
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Former adviser to George W. Bush tells Fox News House Republicans are losing public relations battle
Karl Rove said Wednesday that the famously conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page was right when it said House Republicans should cut their losses and agree with a bipartisan Senate plan to extend for just two months the payroll tax cut enacted last year.

Republicans "have lost the optics on it," Rove told Fox News, "the question now is how do the Republicans get out of it."

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Karl Rove piles on, tells Republicans to cut bait in tax standoff
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Former adviser to George W. Bush tells Fox News House Republicans are losing public relations battle
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Can Don Lemon set CNN straight?
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Cable news is broken and the 'CNN Newsroom' anchor could be the guy to fix it
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BREAKING: Federal Judge Blocks Key Provisions Of South Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Law
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United States District Judge Richard Mark Gergel just handed down a preliminary injunction blocking several key parts of South Carolina’s anti-immigrant law. The provisions blocked by Judge Gergel’s opinion include: Papers Please: The SC law makes it unlawful for immigrants to fail to carry immigrat...
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BREAKING: House Republicans Cave, Agree To Two-Month Payroll Tax Cut Extension
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A top Senate Dem aide outlines a path to surrender for House Speaker John Boehner one GOP aides say leaders are considering.
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Sen. Mitch Democrat McConnell's statement:“With today’s agreement between the Speaker and Leader Reid, working Americans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their taxes will not go up at the end of the year and that the President will have to finally decide on whether to move forward on a pipeline project that would create thousands of American jobs.Press Releases - News - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
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BREAKING: House Republicans Cave, Agree To Two-Month Payroll Tax Cut Extension
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Top House Republicans have agreed to extend the payroll tax cut for two months, according to Democratic and Republican Senate sources. A conference committee will negotiate a full year tax cut after Jan. 1, the sources said. WP
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Obama's border chief resigns
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President Obama’s head of customs and border security resigned on Thursday. Alan Bersin said in a statement that he informed Obama of his decision earlier in the day and his last day will be next Friday.

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Gingrich: Obama’s energy policies create Christmas costs
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GOP White House hopeful Newt Gingrich used a New Hampshire speech Wednesday to allege that President Obama’s energy policies are hurting drivers hoping to visit their kids over Christmas.

Sharon Olson Perhaps the oil and gas companies gouging their customers every holiday by raising the price of gas $.30 plus has more to do with this than anything Mr. Obama has done.

Woody Branham Perhaps Obama should install some of Solindra's solar panels on on The White House, His Limo and AF 1. Then he wouldn't need the Oil that he hates so much but uses so frequently, Sharon. Have you any reports of price gouging you would like to share with our little group today?

Bob Mitchell Sharon, you're right but that's not convenient for Mr Gingrich

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Ethics panel extends look into allegations against Rep. Buchanan
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The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday that it was extending an inquiry into a complaint again Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) by 45 days, the committee's first public acknowledgement that it was pursuing a probe involving the Florida congressman.

Woody Branham He needs to call Maxine Waters' Attorney. That should buy him a few years.

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Gingrich: Goal to place 'in top three or four' in Iowa
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Newt Gingrich met with Virginia Republicans - including Gov. Bob McDonnell - in Richmond Thursday and but said that his goal was to just place in the top four in the coming Iowa caucuses.

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Former President George H.W. Bush backs Romney
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Mitt Romney has landed the support of former President George H.W. Bush, who called him “the best choice” for the GOP nomination. Bush said Perry wasn't "going anywhere" and admitted he wasn't Gingrich's "biggest advocate."

Woody Branham Where is the Brilliant Harvard Graduate's Grades and the List of Classes that made him such a Mental Marvel? He had to be Force to prove that he is a Citizen and now he is having trouble proving he is a Man. I bet he was a Home Economics Major.

Tom Staub Woody , the grades you speak of are locked away in the studio where the moon landing was faked.

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Ron Paul woos religious conservatives as he pushes hard for win in Iowa
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Ron Paul’s campaign has gone hard after religious conservatives in the final days leading to the Iowa GOP caucus, seeking to broaden his appeal and cement a win in the state.

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Woody Branham Him and Joe Biden would would make a great pair.

Tom Staub Woody , it is He and Joe , not Him and Joe.

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Sen. Scott Brown calls for criminal probe of Fannie, Freddie
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Sen. Scott Brown (R Mass) is calling for a criminal investigation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying recent civil claims filed against former executives do "not go nearly far enough to achieve justice."

Darin Clements Let's not forget Man-Boobs Fwank.

Tony Helminger I agree but don't think it will happen.

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Obama to House GOP: 'Enough is enough'
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Saying "enough is enough" and calling Washington "dysfunctional," President Obama on Thursday urged Republicans in the House to pass a bipartisan Senate compromise that would extend the payroll tax holiday for two months.

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Bill Campbell I think most Americans share the beliefs of The Wallstreet Journal. They are of course a liberal newspaper. LOL.

Woody Branham Does your comment make Obama any less of a Liar, Bill?

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Dems say differences with Republicans on payroll bill are steep
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House Democrats on Thursday rejected the idea, pushed by some top Republicans, that the two parties had only slight differences on extending the payroll tax cut.

Shannen King Shapiro hehheh, I was just about to defend, and then I read the rest... hhehe you are right. It is a game, but one that has very real consequences for ordinary folks. Very frustrating, indeed.

Bill Campbell ‎@Mr.Seaholm: You can only be GOP and "pro-life" up to the moment of birth. Then of course you are on your own. If you are pro-life after birth, ie heathcare,education, decent family wage, anti war, ect. You would have to vote Democrat.

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White House to respond to petition urging veto of anti-piracy bill
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An online petition urging President Obama to veto a controversial anti-online piracy bill has passed the number of signatures required to receive an official response.

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Texas Dems drag Perry into fight over health waiver request
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Texas congressional Democrats are slamming presidential candidate Rick Perry, governor of Texas, over his administration's request for a waiver from the healthcare reform law.

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Economists split on impact of allowing tax cut to expire in January
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Economists are divided on whether the expiration of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits on Jan. 1 would hurt the economy.

Carol Modrow They are looking at the overall picture as usual. It will definitely hurt Americans. Wise up and stop thinking in generalities.

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Gov. Christie: 'Presumptuous' to close door on VP spot
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Thursday that it would be "presumptuous" to rule out a vice presidential campaign but that he could envision himself saying no if offered the position.
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RSS Graffiti · Romney To Newt: ‘Obama’s Hell’s Kitchen’ Will Be Tougher Than Me
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‎"If you can't handle the heat in this little kitchen, the heat that's going to come from Obama's hell's kitchen is going to be a heck of a lot hotter. We have to show that we as a Republican Party and as a candidate, that we can stand up to the barrage that's going to come from the Obama world."
Top Senate Republican offers payroll tax compromise

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered a compromise solution to the payroll tax cut standoff, but he's getting resistance from

Pop culture suburbia all over the map

TV, books and films offer a divided view of suburbs: To some they're "American Beauty" dead ends soulless, cookie-cutter places. To others, suburbia is where real life happens. The truth is neither here nor there.

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday challenged his top presidential rival Mitt Romney to a 90-minute, Lincoln-Douglas-style debate -- and charged that Romney's response to the challenge will signify whether or not "he likes the heat and wants to come in the kitchen," or whether he's "just another normal national politician." (via Political Hotsheet)

Gingrich challenges Romney to Lincoln-Douglas-style debate in Iowa
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Gingrich to Romney: "Ninety minutes in Iowa next week, anywhere, anytime"

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Dems say differences with Republicans on payroll bill are steep
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House Democrats on Thursday rejected the idea, pushed by some top Republicans, that the two parties had only slight differences on extending the payroll tax cut.

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Texas Dems drag Perry into fight over health waiver request
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Texas congressional Democrats are slamming presidential candidate Rick Perry, governor of Texas, over his administration's request for a waiver from the healthcare reform law.
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Romney says Obama’s illegal-immigrant uncle should be deported
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Onyango Obama, a Kenyan immigrant, was arrested after he nearly ran his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Mass. He was later charged with a DUI, and reportedly asked to call the White House for bail at his booking.
· Rep. Ron Paul Gets Irked By Newsletter Questions, Walks Out Of CNN Interview | Mediaite
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Ron Paul walked out of an interview with CNN's Gloria Borger following a heated exchange over the controversy of racist newsletters sent in his name during the 1990s. Borger asked the Congressman if he had ever read the newsletters. Did you ever object when you read them?
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Ron Paul's criticisms of military interventionism and crony capitalism may scare the establishment. But The Nation's John Nichols explains why grassroots Republicans are intrigued by Paul's old ashioned conservatism.

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But there's hope slim as it is that 2012 can bring results, if the hyper-conservative GOP House members realize what Americans really want.

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www.investorplace.comHouse GOP refuses to cave on payroll tax
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For the fifth straight day, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called on President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to negotiate a one-year extension of measures set to expire at the end of the year. He and other GOP leaders gave no indication the House would accede to demands from ac...


House GOP Refuses to Allow Dem Whip to Speak on Floor & Offer Senate Compromise
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This morning, Speaker Pro Tempore Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), under orders from Speaker Boehner, refused to allow Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to speak on the...
Democrats Pressure GOP to Extend $20 a Week Payroll Tax - HUMAN EVENTS
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Obama and Senate Democrats insist on pushing "bad economic policy."1,100-year-old Mayan ruins found in North Georgia | The Raw Story
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Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in the mountains of North Georgia believed to be at least 1,100 years old. According to Richard Thornton at Examiner.com, the ruins are reportedly what remains of a city built by Mayans fleeing wars, volcanic eruptions, droughts and f...Liberal Dems urge White House to allow foreign aid funding for abortion
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Twelve liberal House members are urging the Obama administration to rewrite the rules for foreign aid so it's clear that information and counseling on abortion — and the procedure itself, in some cases — can be covered.Obama steps up pressure on payroll tax impasse CNN.com
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President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement Thursday on the partisan standoff over how best to extend the expiring payroll tax cut.
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Past GOP Congressional Players Warn Boehner To Fold On Payroll Tax
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WASHINGTON The House GOP leadership's decision to draw a line in the sand over a one-year extension of the payroll tax cut has been second-guessed by Republicans and conservatives alike, from members of the Senate to the Wall Street Journal editorial page. But the most illuminating criticisms may...
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Photos: 5Ron Paul quits CNN interview after being asked about racist newsletters | The Raw Story www.rawstory.com
Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul ended an interview with CNN after he was questioned about a hate-filled newsletter that was published under his name.
NATO: Mistakes Led To Attack That Killed 24 Pakistani Troops www.huffingtonpost.com
An investigation into a NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani troops last month near the Afghan border has concluded that a combination of mistrust and bad maps led to the airstrikes on two Pakistani outposts.
Christmas traffic and transport hotspots open map www.guardian.co.uk
A collaborative map showing transport hotspots for Christmas travel
Is This A Sign Of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Coming Soon? www.examiner.com
The Pentagon next month will begin pulling most of the 1,200 National Guard troops stationed along the Southwest border since 2010 and replacing them with mili
Espagne : un ancien de Lehman Brothers ministre de l’Économie www.lesoir.be
Le nouveau chef du gouvernement espagnol de droite, Mariano Rajoy, a prêté serment devant le roi Juan Carlos, deux jours après avoir dévoilé un programme d’austérité et de réformes destiné à remettre sur pied un pays en crise et rassurer les marchés.
Ex-President Carter sends condolences to Kim Jong-un Washington Times
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Former President Jimmy Carter has sent North Korea a message of condolence over the death of Kim Jong il and wished "every success" to the man expected to take over as dictator, according to the communist country's state-run news agency.
Occupy China: Gov't Makes Concessions to One Town as Protests Continue
Syria Reported to Kill 100 on Eve of Visit by Observers www.nytimes.com
Word of the killings was reported a day before observers from the Arab League are to visit Syria for the first time to monitor pledges by the government.
How the GOP lost the upper hand in payroll tax debate www.washingtonpost.com
‎2Chambers' Felicia Sonmez says the answer involves a conflict of politics and policy.
President Obama’s approval rating is the highest it has been since Osama Bin Laden was killed, and up 5 points since November. See what’s behind his rising numbers and tell us if you agree.
What's behind Obama's rising poll numbers? CNN.com www.cnn.com
The gridlock and partisanship that threatens to ruin Christmas in Washington could be an election year gift for President Barack Obama's campaign.
Separation of Newt and State www.nytimes.com
With his numbers in Iowa sliding, does the ostentatiously Catholic Newt Gingrich have a prayer?
Why the Winter Solstice Arrives Thursday www.livescience.com
Days in the northern hemisphere will soon begin to get longer after the sun reaches its southernmost point during the winter solstice, which takes place on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on where you are.

In Kim Jong-il Death, an Extensive Intelligence Failure www.nytimes.com
For South Korean and American intelligence services to have failed to pick up clues right away about Kim Jong il’s death attests to the secretive nature of North Korea.
U.S. Says Details Of Flu Experiments Should Stay Secret http://www.npr.org/
In a landmark decision, an expert panel that advises the government on research security says key details of work on the contagiousness of flu viruses should not be published openly.
Mystery calls again bring Hillary Clinton’s name into 2012 election conversation www.washingtonpost.com
People around the country are receiving robocalls asking them to help draft Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2012. No one knows the source of this effort, but it’s the latest of many in recent years.

Newsweek
Peter Boyer, who wrote last week's cover on the rise of Newt Gingrich, will be chatting live at noon (et) about the former Speaker and 2012 GOP candidate. Come join us.

Live Chat: Peter Boyer on Newt Gingrich
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Peter Boyer, author of our Newsweek cover story on Newt, chats live Thursday at noon.1,100 ear old Mayan ruins found in North Georgia | The Raw Story
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Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in the mountains of North Georgia believed to be at least 1,100 years old. According to Richard Thornton at Examiner.com, the ruins are reportedly what remains of a city built by Mayans fleeing wars, volcanic eruptions, droughts and f..

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

South Korea questions story of Kim Jong Il's death latimesblogs.latimes.com
South Korean intelligence officials are casting doubt on North Korea's official story line that Kim Jong Il died of a heart attack while working aboard a moving train Saturday morning.

South Korea's top spy, Won Sei-hoon, told lawmakers in Seoul that a review of satellite photographs revealed that Kim's train was actually stationary at a Pyongyang station at the time of the ruler's death, as announced by the North, according to media reports.

Ron Paul is not a kindly old libertarian who just wants everybody to be free. He's a really creepy bigot.

http://lightbox.time.com/2011/12/21/times-best-portraits-of-2011/#12011

Has Been A Rough Year For Dictators www.npr.org

The Arab uprisings and the death of North Korea's Kim Jong Il may be unrelated, but both contributed to the dramatic drop in longtime dictators this year, which continued a long-term trend.Japan, Before And After The Tsunami www.npr.org
Shortly after the Japanese tsunami, Google sent video teams back to the worst-hit areas to cover 44,000 square miles' worth of devastation.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

North Korea's Youthful New Leader Kim Jong-Un Faces Nuclear Test
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U.S. intelligence will be watching closely to see if Kim Jong-un can assert power over a restless military...
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Norton James Paul: Kim Jong Il dead, U.S. should leave S. Korea
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When asked if the U.S. should leave South Korea since dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il has died, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul said, "sure," and the "new guy" in North Korea doesn't seem like he has a lot of "talent."..,,Breaking News Headlines: Business, Entertainment & World News - CBS News www.cbsnews.comCBS News brings you the latest breaking world news, national news, political, bu...siness and entertainment news, as well as stories from 60 Minutes and the Early Show.See More..a few seconds ago · LikeUnlike · .
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When asked if the U.S. should leave South Korea since dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il has died, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul said, "sure," and the "new guy" in North Korea doesn't seem like he has a lot of "talent."..,,Breaking News Headlines: Business, Entertainment & World News - CBS News www.cbsnews.comCBS News brings you the latest breaking world news, national news, political, bu...siness and entertainment news, as well as stories from 60 Minutes and the Early Show.See Paul: Kim Jong Il dead, U.S. should leave S. Korea
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Boehner urges Obama to drag Senate Dems back to payroll talks
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Boehner named Republican negotiators to the conference committee the House approved on Tuesday, and he urged Democratic leaders to do the same in the hopes of re-negotiating a compromise 11 days before a tax increase hits 160 million Americans.
Obama To Boehner: Pass The Senate Payroll Tax Cut Now
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WASHINGTON President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at Tuesday's White House briefing to send a message directly to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): Quit the politicking and vote on the Senate-passed payroll tax cut. Now.
Harry Reid: It's 'Unconscionable' That Boehner Is Blocking Bipartisan Payroll Tax Cut
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“As the clock ticks towards a middle-class tax hike, I would implore Speaker Boehner to listen to the sensible Senate Republicans and courageous House Republicans who are calling on him take the responsible path, and pass the Senate’s bipartisan compromise to hold middle class families harmless."
France genocide law angers Turkey
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Turkish MPs and businessmen urge French leaders to oppose criminalising the denial of the 1915-16 mass killings of Armenians as genocide.link.

Tea Party Politician Bashes Undocumented Immigrants, Threatens The Obamas
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Jules Manson, who failed miserably in his 2011 bid for a City Council seat in Carson, Calif., urged the sickening reprisal, saying Obama's support of a revised
Kim Jong Il's death puts deal to suspend uranium enrichment in jeopardy - Political Hotsheet - CBS N
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Prior to Kim Jong Il's death, administration was poised to announce food aid to North Korea in exchange for suspension of controversial program Read more by Norah O'Donnell on CBS News' Political Hotsheet.
Report Raises Questions About Mitt Romney’s Investments
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Doubts are surfacing over whether Mitt Romney has more influence over his investments than he has previously admitted. Though Romney put his money in a so-called ‘blind trust’ in 2003, a report from ABC raises questions about whether the candidate still has input in his investments.
Unemployment rate drops in 43 states
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Two new planets are most Earth-like ever seen – but hot as hell
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The newly discovered exoplanets are the first ever detected outside the Solar System that are Earth's size or smaller
Two-Month Payroll Tax Holiday Passed By Senate, Pushed By President, Cannot Be Implemented Properly,
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Officials from the policy-neutral National Payroll Reporting Consortium, Inc. have expressed concern to members of Congress that the two-month payroll tax holiday passed by the Senate and supported by President Obama cannot be implemented properly. Pete Isberg, president of the NPRC today wrote to t...
U.S. bio security officials are concerned that the formula to create a new and deadly bird flu, written by scientists who modified a strain to make it more contagious, could fall into the wrong hands.


Portugal: When there's no light at the end of the tunnel - CNN.com
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Portugal's working families are feeling the impact of austerity measures imposed after a 78 billion euro ($104 billion) international bailout in May.


POLL: Is moving away from Europe harming our struggling jobs market? VOTE now
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Three million jobs could be at risk if Britain does not stay at the heart of Europe, leading businessmen have suggested. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, a group of 20 businessmen urged the Government to seize opportunities to "re-engage in the decision-making process" in the European Union, arg...
House, Senate on payroll tax collision course - CNN.com
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House Republicans and Senate Democrats stepped up their game of legislative chicken over the expiring payroll tax cut Monday.
Boehner urges Obama to drag Senate Dems back to payroll talks
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Our negotiators are here, ready and able to work, said Boehne at a press conference Tuesday. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) implored President Obama to bring Senate Democrats back to the table after the House rejected a Senate-passed two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefit...
The Hill Newspaper
The ongoing partisan battle over extending the payroll tax cut is not the plot of an action adventure movie, according to one House Democrat on Tuesday.
Democrat: Payroll tax bill not 'Mission: Impossible'
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Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) tweeted: "This isn’t #Mission Impossible. We don’t need @TomCruise to save the middle class, seniors, unemployed. Let's pass bipart[isan] Senate bill now!"

Sandy Schultz I used to be a republican but for the last two years, the republicans have acted so disgracefully that I have switched to independent. The republicans put party above people

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DTexas) said Tuesday that President Obama "absolutely" should use his executive power to continue the unemployment benefits and payroll tax cut extension and said she hoped to discuss the option with the White House later in the day.
Rep. Jackson Lee: Obama should use executive power to extend payroll tax cut
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‎"It is extraordinary, don't get me wrong. But I'm feeling the pain of the constituents I left [at] home," Jackson Lee said, speaking on the progressive Ed Schultz's radio show. "I consider this a crisis. I consider leaving Americans without unemployment insurance for January and February a crime. I ...



Ani Payne Seems that some Dems would prefer having a Dem KING.


Daniel Speer The Constitution does not give Obama any such authority. If he did do it, then it would be yet another impeachable offense he would be committing.
President Obama urged House Republicans on Tuesday to "put politics aside" and support the two-month payroll tax extension, calling it the only "viable way" to prevent a tax hike.
White House to House: Do 'responsible thing' and pass payroll tax cut extension
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Obama, who blamed a faction of the House Republicans for holding up the passing of the legislation for a one-year extension, said "the clock is ticking. Time is running out."
Sandy Schultz The republican payroll tax cut plan that passed the house earlier wanted to drug test people who receive unemployment benefits. Where's the sense in that?

Matt Go Dawgs Yeargin How is it responsible to something that's so irresponsible?

The Hill Newspaper
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) implored President Obama to bring Senate Democrats back to the table after the House rejected a Senate-passed two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits.
Boehner urges Obama to drag Senate Dems back to payroll talks
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Boehner named Republican negotiators to the conference committee the House approved on Tuesday, and he urged Democratic leaders to do the same in the hopes of re-negotiating a compromise 11 days before a tax increase hits 160 million Americans.


Sandy Schultz The republicans are the ones who look bad right now if the payroll taxes go up and unemployment benefits stop. It's on them. Not anyone else.
The Hill Newspaper
Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Ron Paul (Texas) missed another key vote on Tuesday, when the House voted 229-123 to reject a Senate-passed deal to extend a payroll tax cut.
Bachmann, Paul miss payroll tax cut vote
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Bachmann and Paul, the only two sitting members of Congress running for president in 2012, were also absent on Friday when the House passed a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government.



Darin Clements Wouldn't matter either way. Just out of curiosity, how many votes did obama iss or vote present for in his year in the Senate? Something like 38% of the time, right? He voted "present" 129 times. Thank God for that, though.

Fail Darin. Ron Paul has missed over 1,000 votes (10% votes total) since 1997, and these were a lot of biggies. Even Obama and Clinton left the campaign trail to vote on Authorization and Appr measures, Paul didnt. on the 418 Bills he spons...ored since 1997, a grand total of one became law. He regularly has the highest number of earmark requests of any member, but votes against the Appr Bills (when he bothers to show up) knowing full well they will pass, he just votes no to give him political cover against govt spending he is in fact causing. By way of example, in 2008 he made a major push to expand SS benefits to a certain set of school teachers in Texas. In 1984 when SS was expanded some school teachers had an option of opting into SS and paying SS taxes, or keeping with their pension plans and not paying any SS taxes. Well in 2008 these retiring school teachers discovered that opting into SS would have netted them greater retirement money then just their pension alone (not really a big surprise). Ron Paul used back channels in Congress such as sending "Dear Colleagues" and petitioning the Chair of the SS subcommittee directly to get these teachers onto SS even though they never paid a dime in SS. He is a pragmatic typical Washington politician when he thinks no one can follow his legislative trail. Every other time he is typical Ron Paul, listening to only one person, Ron Paul.See More

The Hill Newspaper
President Obama’s approval rating leaped five points this month, according to a CNN-ORC poll released on Tuesday.
Approval ratings: Obama spikes, Republicans sink in new poll
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Forty-nine percent said they approve of the president’s performance, up from 44 percent last month. It’s the highest score for the president since May, when his approval level jumped to 54 percent following the assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Bill Campbell And that was before the House GOP's Christmas gift to the Middle Class
Craig Miller ‎49% idiots and parasites

The Hill Newspaper
The White House continued to urge Republicans in the House on Tuesday to do the "responsible thing" for the American people and pass the payroll tax holiday.
White House to House: Do 'responsible thing' and pass payroll tax cut extension
thehill.com
Less than an hour after the House refused to take up the Senate bill to pass the extension, White House spokesman Jay Carney said "The reason they refused to vote on that bill is because it would have passed." Carney said the Senate bill "still is available as an option."


Bill Campbell Lets see... So the President and the Senate told the House that if they attached anything to the bill, it would not pass... They attached the pipeline to the bill.. it did not pass... and thats Obama' s fault. LOL...Right wing logic at its best.

Woody Branham Obama exceeded his authority in making such a statement. He has no such legislative privilages. He needs to " Remember his Place" in our Democratic / Republic. He only has Veto power.

The Hill Newspaper
House Speaker John Boehner Ohio
on Tuesday called on all House members to continue working on a year-long payroll tax bill this week and next, and said failing to fix the problem now would only lead to fighting today's fight all over again in February.
Rep. Boehner calls on House to fix payroll tax now, not in February
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‎"Who doesn't believe that if we don't do this now, then when we get to February 28th, guess where we'll be?" he asked. "We'll be right here doing the same thing that we're doing right now."

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Robert Cole This is why congress has a 83% disapproval rate, if you bunch of self-serving 1%ers want to cut spending start with your own pay, work for minimum wage, till you fix the problems you caused, put your money where your mouth is.
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Bill Campbell See you in February ...
The final commander of U.S. forces in Iraq returned to American soil Tuesday for a traditional ceremony marking the end of the military operation in Iraq.
Last Iraq commander returns to U.S. with military flag
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Gen. Lloyd Austin, who oversaw the final withdraw of U.S. forces and equipment from Iraq, returned the U.S. Forces-Iraq command flag Wednesday in a ceremony that included President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey.

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The vast majority of states 43 in all saw their unemployment rate decrease in November, a month that saw the biggest decline in the national rate in close to a year.
Unemployment rate drops in 43 states


Bill Campbell Wow... Who could have guessed that employment would start to pick up in 2012 ? Note to GOP. Be sure to make jobs the center of your platform. Thanks.
The Hill Newspaper
House Democrats on Tuesday took to calling House Republicans "Grinchy" as the battle over the payroll tax cut extension continued on Capitol Hill.
House Dem says GOP is 'ruining Christmas'
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‎"The Grinch...I mean House #GOP...is ruining Xmas, Hanukkah and entire Holiday season w/ tax hiking/UI cutting shenanigans," tweeted Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) using the Twitter hashtag #YoureAMeanOne, a reference to the holiday song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."




Woody Branham Jobs are not a Poison Pill, Vicky. Reid and Obama wan't two months to find a way out of this dea...... 2 Months is just an excuse. Two month Bills..... No Budget.... Is this the way Democrats want to Govern?
Matt Mathews I've been taking Poison Pills everyday for the past three years. How about all you left wingers start taking some of your own poison for a while. We Tea People are feed up with all of your righteous idiotic progressive ideas. Republican lawmakers rejoiced Tuesday after Democrats' line of attack against their Medicare overhaul was named the 2011 "Lie of the Year" by the fact-checking website Politifact.
GOP hits Dems over Medicare 'Lie of the Year'
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Democrats hope that accusing Republicans of voting to "end Medicare" will rile up seniors and help them in the 2012 elections. Politifact's decision further weakens that argument just days after Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) broke ranks and partnered with the author of the Republican overhaul, Rep. Paul R...




Vicky Smith Kinda reminds me of those awful "death panels" lie.

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The House voted Tuesday to disagree with the Senate-passed payroll tax bill, and to call for a House-Senate conference to sort out differences between the bills.
House votes down Senate payroll tax bill, calls for conference
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The move is intended to put pressure on Senate Democrats to reconvene and meet with the House over the bill, even as Democrats say the Senate is done for the year.



Vicky Smith I'm thinking people are really tired of the republican games, being voted in is a serious position, we do not pay these morons to play.


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House Republican doctors say leadership should consider a stand-alone "doc fix" if the Senate doesn't agree to a conference committee on the larger payroll-tax package.
GOP doctors say stand-alone 'doc fix' may be needed
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Doctors are facing a nearly 30 percent cut in their Medicare payments if Congress doesn't act by the end of the year — and it's increasingly likely that Congress won't.


CBS News
Romney tries out new media openness strategy: Seeking to further erode Newt Gingrich's declining support, Mitt Romney used a pair of nationally televised interviews on Monday to criticize his rival's call for getting tougher on activist judges while also explaining his views on abortion - an issue on which some conservatives regard him suspiciously.

FULL STORY via Political Hotsheet: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57345371-503544/romney-tries-out-new-media-openness-strategy/

Romney tries out new media openness strategy - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
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Romney hits the airwaves more often now, attacking rivals and answering questions, attempting to gain ground on Gingrich Read more by Sarah B. Boxer on CBS News' Political Hotsheet.
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When asked if the U.S. should leave South Korea since dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il has died, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul said, "sure," and the "new guy" in North Korea doesn't seem like he has a lot of "talent."

Paul: Kim Jong Il dead, U.S. should leave S. Korea
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When asked if the U.S. should leave South Korea since dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il has died, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul said, "sure," and the "new guy" in North Korea doesn't seem like he has a lot of "talent."

Evening News managing editor Scott Pelley speaks with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta about steps U.S. will take to block Iran from gaining nuclear missile capability

Panetta: Iran will not be allowed nukes CBS News
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CBS Evening News: Panetta: Iran will not be allowed nukes Iran has the ability to build a nuclear bomb within the year, Defense Sec. claims, adding the U.S. will stop it no matter what"Outside experts who believe the program is legal find the secrecy increasingly untenable." http://wapo.st/vYUc79

Secrecy defines Obama’s drone war
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The Obama administration is resisting calls for it to explain its rules for the drone attacks that have killed as many as 2,250 people in Pakistan in the past three years.
State TV showed that the glass coffin holding Kim’s body was surrounded by his namesake flowers red “kimjongilia” blossoms. http://wapo.st/w3TcrE

North Korea leaders view Kim Jong Il body, state media boosts son as ‘born of heaven’
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PYONGYANG, North Korea The body of North Korea’s long-time ruler Kim Jong Il was laid out in a memorial palace Tuesday as weeping mourners filled public plazas and state media fed a budding personality cult around his third son.

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are each favored by 30 percent, with Ron Paul running third. http://wapo.st/vExJ3Q

Poll: Gingrich, Romney in dead heat nationally
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Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are tied two weeks before the caucuses in Iowa begin the nominating process, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows.
President Obama's job-approval rating is now at its highest since March. How would you rate the President? http://wapo.st/urYtmt

Obama’s job-approval rating is highest since summer, Post-ABC poll finds
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A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that views of his overall performance have recovered among key groups.

Comparing the economies of North and South Korea over the past three decades http://wapo.st/tfYz4p

Kim Jong Il’s economic legacy, in one chart
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Comparing the economies of North and South Korea over the past three decades.
U.S. military, Taliban use Twitter to wage war
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The U.S. military launched its Twitter campaign during a September assault on the U.S. Embassy in
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Two food recalls are underway amid concerns the foods carry potentially deadly, disease-causing bacteria.
Fieles católicos asisten a la Basílica de Guadalupe en Ciudad de México (México), para conmemorar los 480 años de la aparición de la Virgen.(EFE)Gingrich Pledges Not To Commit Infidelity A Third Time, Reaffirms Opposition To Marriage Equality
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As Iowa’s FAMiLY Leader prepares to endorse a presidential candidate ahead of the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, Newt Gingrich has issued a statement affirming the Leader’s pledge to oppose marriage equality for gays and lesbians, deny women access to abortion, and reduce the debt. Read his full response her...Conservative radio host Michael Savage is offering Republican presidential frontrunner $1 million if he drops out of the GOP race within the next 72 hours, according to a message on his website.
Radio host offers Gingrich $1 million to drop out of GOP race
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“Newt Gingrich is unelectable. Mitt Romney is the only candidate with a chance of defeating Barack Obama, and there is nothing more important than that for the future health, safety, and security of the United States of America,” the statement read. “Therefore I am offering Newt Gingrich one million...John Lundin
Peggy Noonan, writing in Saturday's Wall Street Journal, posited that most observations about Newt are accurate.
"Ethically dubious? True. Intelligent and accomplished? True. Has he known breathtaking success and contributed to real reforms in government? Yes. Presided over disasters? Absolutely. Can he lead? Yes. Is he erratic and unreliable as a leader? Yes. Egomaniacal? True. Original and focused, harebrained and impulsive all true..."

Newt Gingrich Slammed By Conservative Media Pundits (PHOTOS)
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As Newt Gingrich's surge in the polls continues, the backlash against his campaign for president has begun. Prominent conservatives like Ann Coulter, George Will and David Brooks have started to voice concerns about the former Speaker of the House, comparing Gingrich to everything from a hand grenad...
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President Obama: The economy, the Congress, the future - CBS News
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‎60 Minutes on CBS News: President Obama: The economy, the Congress, the future - Steve Kroft questions the president on a wide range of critical topics, including his performance in office, the U.S. economy and unemployment, and the budget woes in Washington
Obama: 'It Doesn't Really Matter' Who GOP Nominates
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Defiantly proclaiming “it doesn’t really matter” who the Republicans nominate against him, President Obama declared that he is ready to take on either Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney and ask voters to contrast his vision with that offered by the GOP nominee. In an at-times feisty interview with CBS’s “...
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Judy Morris -
Nice CBS piece on Ron Paul.

"Ron Paul rarely makes news, and his candidacy is frequently ignored by Beltway reporters. But headlines, his aides say, are overrated. In fact, the Texas Republican’s low-key autumn was strategic. As Paul’s competitors stumbled and sparred, he amassed a small fortune for his campaign and built a strong ground operation. And with January fast approaching,...
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Why to like the odds for a Ron Paul upset - CBS News
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Organization and principle could yet yield a Paul victory in the Iowa caucuses

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How much will you be spending this Christmas?

Savvy shopping will help 7 in 10 afford Christmas
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With Christmas Day only 18 days away, and gift buying in full swing, research reveals the average person in the UK plans to spend £319.61 on gifts for loved ones, shelling out nearly £37 on each personBP America
Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties in Florida recently released their bed tax collection data for October, which reflects how tourism numbers are progressing. Collections were up 14.7 percent in Okaloosa County, 42.7 percent in Walton County and 10.9 percent in Santa Rosa County.
Bed tax numbers increase for October
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Bed tax numbers increase for October | county, october, okaloosa, percent, tax, bed, santa, walton, numbers, rosaWashington Post
As many gym teachers, parents, pediatricians and even government officials will attest, getting kids moving can be an uphill battle. http://bit.ly/ub0L57
Thurgood Marshall students get a taste of Crossfit, guacamole and healthy living
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‎[The Washington Post] With each descent, Daysha Matthews grimaces. She’s moving only a matter of inches, down and up, squatting and standing. But the way Matthews is ...Washington Post
For this presidential cycle, Iowa has lost much of the unique character that has marked previous campaigns.
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Iowa caucuses are still first, but are they no longer foremost?
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‎[The Washington Post] DES MOINES Four years ago, Iowa was awash in presidential candidates crisscrossing the state. Campaign headquarters were packed with staffers and ...
Presidential Candidate to State Officials: Evidence Against Obama Must Be Investigated
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REQUESTS OBAMA'S NAME BE REMOVED FROM THE BALLOT from Presidential Candidate Tom MacLeran (Dec. 10, 2011) — The following emails were exchanged with
ShareObama: 'It Doesn't Really Matter' Who GOP Nominates
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Defiantly proclaiming “it doesn’t really matter” who the Republicans nominate against him, President Obama declared that he is ready to take on either Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney and ask voters to contrast his vision with that offered by the GOP nominee. In an at-times feisty interview with CBS’s “...


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Text SizePrintE-mailReprintsFar more important is Paul’s bill to audit the Fed, which has been introduced three years in a row and hasn’t passed, but had more than 300 co-sponsors in the House in 2009. Paul introduced a new version in January that has 195 co-sponsors drawn from both parties. That sustained interest and the ongoing controversyover the Fed’s role in bank bailouts — and the fact that both the tea party and the Occupy Wall Street movement have cast a gimlet eye on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke — strongly suggest that auditing the nation’s central bank is an idea whose time has come.




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4. Ron Paul is anti-military.

Unlike his fellow, er, top-tier candidates Gingrich and Romney, Paul served his country in uniform, as an Air Force captain. However, his opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his insistence that military spending can be cut without endangering U.S. lives, have led some to conclude that his foreign policy non-interventionism equals unilateral disarmament.

While Pentagon brass might oppose his defense cuts, troops seem to like what he is saying. According to his campaign’s analysis of Federal Election Commission reports from the third quarter of this year, Paul has raised more money from active military personnel than all other GOP competitors combined, and even more than President Obama.

Paul, who has said that “we can defend ourselves with submarines and all our troops back at home,” wants to radically change defense policy and withdraw troops from war zones and bases around the world. He is clearly against the military-industrial complex, but if soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen are opening their wallets to support his White House bid, he can’t accurately be branded “anti-military.”


5. Ron Paul has strong youth support because he wants to legalize drugs.

A medical doctor by training and a grandfather, Paul leaves no doubt as to whether drugs — and cigarettes and trans fat, for that matter — should be legal. “Why shouldn’t you have free decisions on what you eat, drink, smoke and put into your own body?” he told an audience of 1,000 University of Iowa students in October. Yet the devout Christian is no libertine, telling the same crowd, “You also have to assume responsibility for any bad choices you make, and you can’t go to your neighbor or to your government to bail yourselves out.”

Paul’s popularity among younger voters — he’s called a “rock star” on the college circuit — stems from the idealism of his politics. Kids rally behind his faith in the future, belief in the individual and confidence in bottom-up decision-making. He may look like Timothy Leary, the countercultural guru who famously held a Beverly Hills fundraiser for Paul’s 1988 presidential bid, but he’s not talking about turning on, tuning in and dropping out.

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Ron Paul is the Rodney Dangerfield of Republican presidential candidates. The 12-term Texas congressman ran for president on the Libertarian Party ticket back in 1988 and was widely seen as a sideshow in 2008, despite finishing third in the GOP field behind John McCain and Mike Huckabee. Why, despite a small but devoted set of supporters, does this 76-year-old obstetrician turned politician routinely get no respect from the media and GOP operatives? Let’s take a look at what “Dr. No” — a nickname grounded in his medical career and his penchant for voting against any bill increasing the size of government — really stands for.

1. Ron Paul is not a “top-tier” candidate.

At some point in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, the mainstream media became more obsessed than usual with designating GOP hopefuls as “top-tier” candidates, meaning “people we want to talk about because we find them interesting or funny or scary.” Or more plainly: “anybody but Ron Paul.”

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Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has been accorded top-tier status from the start, but otherwise it’s been a rogues’ gallery. As their numbers soared, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and pizza magnate Herman Cain enjoyed stints in the top tier, and former House speaker Newt Gingrich is now ensconced in that blessed circle.

Back in August, Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) was designated “top tier” afterwinning Iowa’s Ames Straw Poll.Paul was not, despite losing to her by only about 150 votes. And when Paul won the presidential straw poll of about 2,000 attendees at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington in October, the contest’s organizer pronounced him “an outlier in this poll.”

Yet Paul is doing increasingly well in national and state-level polls. He’s running in second place in Iowa ahead of the Jan. 3 caucuses and third in the New Hampshire primary — the first two contests for the GOP nomination. And now that Cain has dropped out, Paul’s stock is likely to keep climbing. The congressman is no less a top-tier candidate than anyone else in the race.


2. Ron Paul is a doctrinaire libertarian.

Yes, he once ran for president on the Libertarian Party ticket and was accurately described by New York Times columnist Gail Collins last month as against “gun control, the death penalty, the C.I.A., the Civil Rights Act, prosecuting flag-burners, hate crime legislation, foreign aid, the military draft under any circumstances, campaign finance reform, the war on drugs, the war on terror and the war on porn.” But Paul parts company with many libertarians on many issues.

These include immigration, where he favors ending birthright citizenship and reducing the number of newcomers until the welfare state is dismantled. Paul says abortion law should be settled at the state level, but in Congress in 2005, 2007, 2009 and this year he introduced the Sanctity of Life Act, which would define life as beginning at conception.

In theory he supports free-trade agreements, but he votes against them, dismissing them as “managed trade.” He’s known for adding earmarks to spending bills he votes against, thus bringing home pork while maintaining his “Dr. No” credentials. As a result,says David Boaz of the libertarian Cato Institute, Paul is “an imperfect messenger” for libertarians’ small-government gospel.


3. Ron Paul’s call to “end the Fed” is crazy.

Paul’s 2009 “End the Fed” manifesto pretty much gives away the plot in the title. But the book sold well and drew respectful notices not just from folk singer Arlo Guthrie and actor Vince Vaughn, but also from the likes of media magnate and former GOP presidential candidate Steve Forbes. “History,” Forbes wrote in a review of Paul’s book, “will judge that Paul had it right when it came to the Fed and its often misbegotten monetary policies.” David Stockman, the former Republican congressman and Reagan budget director, has said that “our monetary system is out of control” and that Paul is the “one guy who understands it.”
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David Cameron has refused to join an EU financial crisis accord after 10 hours of negotiations in Brussels.

Mr Cameron said it was not in Britain’s interest “so I didn’t sign up to it”.

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