Saturday, January 28, 2012

The GOP empire strikes back at Gingrich
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Long the scourge of the establishment, the former House speaker is feeling the full wrath of the Republican elites as they attempt to block him from becoming the party’s presidential nominee.
Looking for someone to blame for the U.S. housing bubble? Columnist Mark Zandi says it's not Fannie or Freddie. MORE@ http://wapo.st/wItkNT

Who's really to blame for the U.S. mortgage crisis?
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The two giant housing-finance institutions made many mistakes over the decades, some of them real whoppers, but causing house prices to soar and then crater during the past decade weren’t among them.
Citigroup Replaces JP Morgan as White House Chief of Staff gawker.com
Here's a brief history of President Obama's White House chiefs of staff: Rahm Emanuel, a former Clinton official who then worked in investment banking, was replaced in 2010 by Bill Daley, a former Clinton official who then worked in investment banking, in order to run for Mayor of Chicago, a seat...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Romney's Swiss Bank Account Is A Gift for Democrats

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GOP candidate's off-shore accounts will be used to tar him during the campaign,
but it could have been a lot worse. Romney Supervised Medical Testing Company
Guilty Of Massive Medicare Fraud Forbes
Why We Have a Responsibility to Protect Syria www.theatlantic.com
Even though the military challenges might make it unfeasible, we should acknowledge the moral and historical cases for intervening.
White House announces investigation of subprime mortgage fraud | The Raw Story www.rawstory.com
WASHINGTON The Obama administration announced Friday a new inquiry to investigate fraud in the mortgage-backed securities market, whose billion-dollar implosion helped trigger the global financial crisis.
Fed Sees Rates Staying Near Zero Through Late 2014 www.nytimes.com
By extending its plan to keep rates low well beyond mid-2013, the Federal Reserve signaled that a full recovery is still years away
Ron Paul will defeat Mitt Romney in the Virginia primary thehill.com
In a dramatic head-to-head contest that will win huge attention throughout the political world, I now believe that Ron Paul will defeat Mitt Romney in the Virginia primary. The implications could be enormous.
White House announces investigation of subprime mortgage fraud | The Raw Story www.rawstory.com
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Friday a new inquiry to investigate fraud in the mortgage-backed securities market, whose billion-dollar implosion helped trigger the global financial crisis.
Democrats, unions and Newt Gingrich's supporters have ramped up efforts over the past week to tie Mitt Romney to Medicare fraud allegations against a company Bain Capital controlled two decades ago.
Gingrich, Democrats criticize Romney links to Medicare fraud
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The effort aims to harm Romney on two levels ahead of Tuesday's crucial Florida primary.
Job growth lends boost to consumer confidence thehill.com
Improvement in the nation's job market boosted consumer confidence to its highest level in nearly a year.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Rick Perry quits White House race
The Republican presidential race is dramatically shaken up as Rick Perry exits and endorses Newt Gingrich, who faces ex-wife troubles.BARONE:: New poll has Gingrich leading Romney in S.C. | WashEx
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Rasmussen Reports’ latest poll, to be released just minutes from now, shows Newt Gingrich taking the lead in South Carolina. The poll has Newt Gingrich leading Mitt Romney by two points. It’s not a significant lead, but Rasmussen’s polling from before Monday’s debate showed Romney leading Gingrich, ...100 Tea Party Leaders Support Gingrich for President
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Newt Gingrich’s presidential run received another boost Thursday as 100 tea party leaders from 25 states have stepped up to support the former Speaker of the House.Newt: Sarah Palin Will Play Major Role In My Administration
www.breitbart.tvSeattle faces unusually strong snowfall

PERRY DROPS OUT Of Republican Presidential Race, Endorses Gingrich – Fox News
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Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race Thursday and endorsed Newt Gingrich, a move that comes just two days before the South Carolina Republican primary. The Texas governor, saying he will return to his state “with pride,” announced in South Carolina that “there is no viable path forward fo...| Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy
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So, don’t buy into the scare tactics about Ron Paul hurting only the GOP or the canard that the media is in any way holding its fire on Romney, and that when he gets the nomination–if indeed he does–they will ramp up the attacks even more. No, once the nomination is secured they will be too busy pla...


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The biggest financial backer of the Occupy Wall Street protests is a formerHow Conservative is Too Conservative for a Law Professor?
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The appellate court has unanimously agreed to reinstate her lawsuit against the University of Iowa College of Law. A conservative Republican, she claims that she was denied employment because of her political beliefs.Poll: Clear message, low expectations for State of the Union
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A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds Americans want President Obama to focus on jobs and the economy in his State of the Union speech.

Fuel from a Russian tanker has been successfully offloaded in Nome and is now in storage tanks onshore in the Alaska community that faced a shortage - @AP

Fuel transfer done in Nome, Alaska
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Stacey Smith, manager of Vitus Marine LLC - the company that arranged for the tanker to deliver an estimated 1.3 million gallons of fuel to the iced-in city - says the operation finished up Thursday morning.Do you support Elizabeth Warren?
Progressive Elizabeth Warren is running for MA Senate against Republican Scott Brown. Who do you support? Take the survey.Rep. Darrell Issa has subpoenaed a top Arizona Justice Department official to interview him about the botched Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.
Issa subpoenas top Justice official in probe of Fast and Furious
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Rep. Darrell Issa wants to interview the Arizona official about the information he provided about the botched gun-tracking operation.




FPI Director of Democracy and Human Rights Ellen Bork on The Weekly Standard's blog: "Members of Congress should consider asking President Obama to make the ongoing crackdown as well as the despairing self-immolations by Tibetans, the persecution of Uyghurs, Christians, and land rights and other activists, a central feature of First Secretary Xi’s visit. But they don’t need to bother asking Congressman Paul to join them."

Congressmen don’t need to bother asking Rep. Paul to join them in pressing the President on human ri
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The United States remains the world's indispensable nation -- indispensable to international peace, security, and stability, and indispensable to safe-guarding and advancing the ideals and principles we hold dear.

The members retiring from Congress this year are fresh meat for headhunters on K Street who are licking their chops to offer them lucrative lobbying careers.
K Street headhunters enamored with class of retiring lawmakers
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Corporate headhunters are sizing up the K Street prospects of the retiring members of the 112th Congress and they like what they see.

Washington's governor issued a State of Emergency after snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures gripped the state. Over 100,000 people were left without power and the National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning for Seattle and SW Washington - KING 5

State of Emergency declared as Washington freezes
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Following the record snow, some regions were hit with freezing rain, coating everything under it with a layer of ice. Sea-Tac Airport had to shut down its runways for a time. Two semi trucks crashed on iced-over freeways early Thursday morning.Massive opposition research file on Romney hits Internet, likely from 2008 McCain campaign
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If you think you've already heard everything there is to know about Mitt Romney, think again. A 200-page document that appears to be Sen. John McCain's entire 2008 election-year opposition research fi
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How Should Christians Engage in Politics and Culture?
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After three decades of increased political activism, some American evangelicals are reconsidering their proper role in politics and culture. Within that broader discussion, the work of early 20th century theologian and politician Abraham Kuyper has gained a renewed interest.
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First Dem reverses course on piracy bill
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Rep. Tim Holden (D Pa.) became the first Democrat to drop his support for the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on Wednesday after a massive Web protest of the bill.Governor Rick Perry Endorses Newt Gingrich
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I believe Newt is a Conservative visionary who can transform our country. We've had our differences which campaigns will inevitably have, and Newt is not per...Check it out -- first shark-tracking app ever! Will you get it?

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Take a virtual ride with an iconic predator.Newt Gingrich was confronted over his extramarital affairs at a campaign rally late Thursday morning, asked by a man who called him a “very inspiring” candidate how he would explain his “lapses in judgment” to voters.
Gingrich confronted on affairs at SC rally
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Gingrich said he's already discussed the matter; emphasizes family and the fact he's a grandfather in his response.

‎Newt Gingrich was confronted over his extramarital affairs at a campaign rally late Thursday morning, asked by a man who called him a “very inspiring” candidate how he would explain his “lapses in judgment” to voters.
Gingrich confronted on affairs at SC rally
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Gingrich said he's already discussed the matter; emphasizes family and the fact he's a grandfather in his response.


Capt. Francesco Schettino was reportedly seen dining with woman believed to be Domnica Cemortan — who may have been on board the ship illegally — shortly before the Costa Concordia crashed off the Italian coast.


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‎Congressman Duncan Hunter has urged Defense Secretary Leon Panetta not to be too harsh on the "kids" who were filmed urinating on corpses in Afghanistan.
GOP lawmaker cautions Panetta against harsh punishment for urinating Marines
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A Republican House member and Marine veteran sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Wednesday urging caution against an over-the-top punishment of the Marines who were videotaped allegedly urinating on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Seattle faces unusually strong snowfall
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SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Pacific storm blanketed Seattle in more than 4 inches of snow on Wednesday, forcing school closures and airline flight cancellations and snarling traffic throughout a city more accustomed to rain than severe winter weather. But the storm, nicknamed "Snowmageddon" as it approach....

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Governor Rick Perry of Texas will end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday and endorse Newt Gingrich, two campaign officials confirmed.

Perry to End Bid for Presidency
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Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is poised to end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, according to two Republicans

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‎"Newt isn't perfect, but who among us is?'' - Rick Perry, on dropping out of the 2012 race, endorsing Newt Gingrich for Republican presidential nomination. wapo.st/xJeuYP

Perry Leaves 2012 Race, Endorses Gingrich
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Perry is expected endorse former House speaker Newt Gingrich upon his withdrawal from the race.
Perry abandoning bid, backing Gingrich
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry will abandon his presidential bid and endorse Newt Gingrich, two Republican officials said Thursday, a move coming just two days before the pivotal South Carolina primary as Republican front-runner Mitt Romney struggles to fend off a challenge from the former House speaker.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Divers Enter Crippled Italian Cruise Ship
5 More Found Dead as Cruise's 'Black Box' Found
URGENT: Crews reportedly find 5 more bodies in capsized ship, which captain begged not to reboard, audio reveals


All About Mitt: Rivals Make GOP
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Romney, a target for his rivals for much of the night, spars with Gingrich over dueling super PAC attack ads, as the remaining five face off in the Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primary.

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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009: Pilot Chesley Sullenberger speaks to the media at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
The captain’s headset from “the Miracle on the Hudson” is going on display in a North Carolina museum.
It was found in Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s cockpit when the US Airways jet was sent last summer to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte.
A second headset, formerly belonging to Patrick Harten, the cool-headed air traffic controller who tried to talk the crippled plane back to the ground, will also be part of the exhibit.
Fifty-two of Flight 1549’s 155 passengers on the Jan. 15, 2009, trip from La Guardia Airport to Charlotte reunited Sunday at the museum on the rescue’s third anniversary.
Birds had hit both engines, causing the jet to lose power and prompting Sullenberger to land on the icy river.
Over the weekend passengers of Flight 1549 got to thsee e headset and other items recovered from the cabin, as they gathered to mark three years since the incident.
The museum's president Shawn Dorsch said there's still more to come. They museum said the wings are going to be attached to the plane. The left wing is now positioned next to the fuselage in preparation for reattachment and the right wing will be positioned shortly.
The Associate Press contributed to this report.


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Reid: ‘The tea party is dying out’ | The Raw Story
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D NV) appeared on Meet The Press Sunday morning, expressing his belief that the tea party’s influence is diminishing.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Poll: Romney pulling away in South Carolina

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The InsiderAdvantage poll released Sunday night finds Romney with the support of 32 percent of likely GOP voters surveyed, a 9 point gain from their last poll taken on Jan. 11. Gingrich stayed in second place, unchanged at 21 percent.


France: Record Number Of Illegal Immigrants Expelled
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PARIS President Nicolas Sarkozy's government has made a play for the anti-immigrant voters who may determine whether he wins a second term, saying Tuesday that France had booted out more illegal migrants in the past year than ever before. Sarkozy's interior minister added that he wants thousands ...

Is America the greatest threat to world peace?: Forget Russia. Forget Iran. In a brilliantly provoca
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The Cold War could have been avoided if America had not been so ignorant of what made the rest of the world tick, says the Mail's columnist, Andrew Alexander, in a new book

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Business groups push Congress to act quickly to extend tax breaks
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Business advocates are hoping Congress, which returns for another session in the coming weeks, will be able to quickly extend a number of tax provisions that expired at the end of 2011.en. Reid blasts Republican lawmakers for ‘obstructionism on steroids’
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Reid said the payroll-tax fight had been a disaster for Republicans and called on them to return ready to compromise. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.
'Stop Ron Paul' supporters hatch KKK plot to discredit Paul
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If hooded and robed KKK members turn up to support Ron Paul in the South Carolina Primary, they are fakes. A plot to besmirch the reputation of Paul was hatched online to bring negative publicity to the candidate.

Philosophy begins in wonder. And at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
~Alfred North Whitehead

Tomb of female singer found in Egypt's Valley of the Kings
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Archaeologists said it is the only tomb of a woman who was not part of ancient Egypt's royal families to have been found in the Valley of the Kings.
Ron Paul could be Santorum’s stumbling block in South Carolina
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How Rick Santorum handles Ron Paul’s attacks could determine whether he can win in South Carolina.
"...Gingrich's appeal among tea partyers has its roots in a number of factors, including his early support of the movement, his scorched-earth maneuverings in the 1990s that helped guide the country toward balanced budgets and even surpluses, and the fact that he's being targeted for takedown by the same Republican establishment that the tea party has vowed to depose via electoral insurgency...."
How Newt Gingrich won over the tea party www.csmonitor.com
As opponents and the Republican establishment turn on former House speaker Newt Gingrich, he's getting a lifeline of support from a constituency he has ambitiously courted: the tea party.
Pro-Gingrich super PAC stands by Bain Capital documentary thehill.com
A top adviser to a super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich said Sunday the group would continue running a documentary blasting Mitt Romney’s experience in the private equity sector, even as Gingrich himself has urged the group to take a second look at the film.
"If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think they'll hate you." Don Marquis

Former House Speaker predicts victory in S.C. primary, says GOP doesn't want a nominee who "collapses" in general election
The disappointing 1 1 draw with Wolves on Saturday may dent confidence but it pales into insignificance given the run of crucial games awaiting Spurs in the coming months

Tottenham suffer reality check but upcoming travels will provide true test of their Premier League t
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Before the two famous rivals go head-to-head on the pitch to contest one of the most eagerly-awaited Serie A games, Goal.com compares their players on a financial levelLiguria Nautica – News | » Blog Archive » Costa concordia, ultima tragedia in un secolo di naufragi
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Proseguono senza sosta le ricerche delle persone che erano a bordo della Costa Concordia, la nave della Costa Crociere che si è incagliata al largo dell'Isola del Giglio, sulla rotta Civitavecchia-Savona nella serata tra venerdì e sabato scorso (...‎-- "The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident" -- Charles Lamb, English essayist (1775-1834).

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ron Paul is winner in Texas straw poll
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Results were in Saturday evening for the Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll, with Ron Paul finishing strongly and a weak showing for the state's own governor.
Wealth Gap is Biggest Conflict in America | It's Our Economy
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Do you think that the biggest conflict in America is between the rich and the poor? If so, join the club: According to a recent poll published by the Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the wealth gap is the greatest cause of tension in America.Wall Photos
The Patriots are up 14-0 and these fans spell it out for us....
More game photos: http://bo.st/w4AwKyTeachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims
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Schools are dropping controversial subjects from history lessons - such as the Holocaust and the Crusades - because teachers do not want to cause offence, Government research has foundRon Paul Florida Team Names New ‘Hispanics for Ron Paul’ Nationwide Coalition Members | Ron Paul 201
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Paul backers from crucial Sunshine State voting bloc to assist with Miami-Dade County outreach KISSIMMEE, Florida The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Cam
Stingy 49ers hold down Drew Brees, Saints 36-32 - sacbee.com
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Alex Smith completed a 14 yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees had put the high powered Saints ahead, and the resurgent San Francisco 49ers capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.Iran says CIA behind nuclear scientist’s killing
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Iran said Saturday it has evidence that the United States was behind the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week in Tehran, state media reported.Eye Spy: Stem Cells Discovered in Eyeball
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In the future, patients in need of perfectly matched neural stem cells may not need to look any further than their own eyes, as researchers have found adult stem cells of the central nervous system in a single layer of cells at the back of the eye.AP source: House Republicans got discounted loans
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Two veteran House Republicans received discounted mortgage loans from the now-defunct Countrywide Financial Corp. under a VIP program, a congressional official said Friday.Sarah Palin Game Change HBO Premiere and Julianne Moore Talks Playing Palin (Video) | HULIQ
www.huliq.comMitt Romney to financially struggling woman- Here’s a couple bucks | The Political Carnival
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Is the public health insurance option dead? Not quite. http://wapo.st/vZEF4w
Santorum says us should have kept mouth shut on Iran scientists death
Stingy 49ers hold down Drew Brees, Saints 36-32 - sacbee.com
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Alex Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees had put the high-powered Saints ahead, and the resurgent San Francisco 49ers capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.
Limbaugh freaks as Romney lays claim to Obama's bailout
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Rush Limbaugh is freaked out by Mitt Romney giving backhanded praise to President Obama for saving the American auto industry.
Mitt Romney's Mexican Roots: GOP Frontrunner A Potential Mexican Citizen?
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It's already been published: Mitt Romney's father is Mexican. George Romney was born in 1907 in an American colony in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

Italy divers scour capsized liner
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Emergency teams race to find about 40 people who remain unaccounted for after a cruise ship ran aground off Italy with 4,000 on board.

U.S. Warns Israel on Strike Lobby Against Attack on Iran as Military Leaders Bolster Defenses
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U.S. defense leaders are increasingly concerned that Israel is preparing to take military action against Iran, over U.S. objections, and have stepped up contingency planning to safeguard U.S. facilities in the region in case of a conflict.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Has Obama Waged A War On Religion?
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Americans' religious liberties are under attack — or at least that's what some conservatives say. They argue that by pushing through laws supporting contraception and gays rights, the administration is showing its hostility. But the story is much more complicated than either side makes
Newt Gingrich | Thomas Sowell Backs Newt: America Needs a Man of Action
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Conservative columnist Thomas Sowell writes why he supports Gingrich over Romney

Ron Paul Endorsed by George Soros “Blue Republican” Organization The Ulsterman Report
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Poll: Romney drops for fifth straight day in NH
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Mitt Romney has fallen for five straight days leading up to Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, and his lead is now down to just 13 points, according to the latest Suffolk University daily tracking poll.

Ron Paul Supporters Troll Rick Santorum Event
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BreitbartTV went to Salem, NH to cover a Rick Santorum event and found that Ron Paul supporters had set up shop right outside the event to show locals that there are "other options" when choosing a candidate. BreitbartTV asked the Ron Paul supporters about their protest of the event, their foreign p...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

87% of Americans said infrastructure spending was a good idea to create jobs in Oct. CBS/NYT poll http://bit.ly/x3NHEU #nhdebate
From Dan: Republicans are playing with dynamite now that they are talking about major changes. Romney handling this the best. Give him credit - Romney is steady and pretty good on his feet. Now Huntsman is pushing for term limits on Congress members to stop the revolving door with lobbying. At least he's talking about something of substance.

Pelosi on Newt: Well, I don't want to make any comments about Newt Gingrich. But he has been fined $300,000 dollars by the ethics committee, you'd think he'd consider that a big mistake… since you brought up my name in association with him as the dumbest thing he ever did, I think there's plenty of stiff competition for that honor, as far as his activities go.

Ron Paul goes on the attack, steps back into the spotlight at debate
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Ron Paul returned to the spotlight Saturday night by attacking his rivals for the Republican nomination. The Texas congressman launched ferocious attacks against Rick Santorum, who has surged in the polls recently, and Newt Gingrich.

From Dan: There's another GOP debate this morning, so before it starts let's do the wrap up of last night... Romney probably won in that none of his opponents mounted any sustained effort to damage him. Lots of time wasted on narrow domestic questions, which candidates talked to death. Nobody scored much on anything, therefore Romney seems to stay out front. Paul had a good night overall. He scored some against Romney early, but didn't keep it up. Also scored against Santorum (calling him "big spender" and suggested he was a lobbyist part of Washington corruption.) Santorum didn't make any mistakes, thus may have helped himself a bit given he's getting a closer look since doing well in Iowa. But again, he didn't really take on Romney, the front runner and favorite in NH. Huntsman probably had his best night to date. He came off as reasonable, knowledgeable and measured --"Presidential," if you will. But with a chance to take on Romney, head-on...he mostly didn't. Gingrich, who I among many others thought would surely go after Romney with zeal...didn't. Took a shot early, then..just same old same old. (Gingrich detests Romney; is livid that Romney used big bucks in nasty, negative ads badly damaging him in Iowa.) Perry said he thought U.S. should go back into Iraq with more troops. Why he did that and to what purpose is a mystery. Note: So far as I can determine, no one has asked the candidates, "Specifically who are the major money-givers to your campaign and what do they expect to get for that support if you are elected?"


From Dan: Santorum comes out swinging against Romney. Hits him hard on record as governor. Now Gingrich unloads on Romney - accuses him of talking "pious baloney." Vintage Gingrich. Bingo! Paul calls debates mostly "superficial" in content.. not dealing with enough tough, important issues.


From Dan: Preview of today's "Meet the Press" debate: Will Romney again stay mostly above the fray and again emerge virtually unscathed? Do Gingrich and Santorum continue to mostly let Romney off easy, or do they finally really rip into him? Does Paul continue mostly aiming at Santorum and Gingrich or does he aim more fire at Romney now? Keep in mind South Carolina primary is next week and candidates are strategizing as much or more for that as they are for NH. Perry: it s all about SC for him now.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Commission accuses U.S. military of abuse at prison, demands detainees be turned over to Afghan forces
Defense Cuts Run Risk of Repeating History, Officials Warn
VIDEO: Past Defense Drawdowns
OPINION: What Kind of Military Does America Really Want?
Mexican American Studies Program Stirs Controversy

VIDEO: District faces possible penalties for course judge says promotes 'racial resentment'
Education Reformers Struggle to Help Latino Students
Schools Sue States Over Funding
D.C. Bill Would Make Students Apply to College
Dad Explains Missing
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Father of missing Maine girl says her arm is in a sling because he slipped, fell on her while carrying groceries
Father of Suspect in Missing Orlando Mom Case Arrested on Unrelated Charges
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Rick Santorum Slammed By Jewish Groups For 'Jesus Candidate' Remarks www.huffingtonpost.com
The Jerusalem Post reported Saturday that a diverse array of Jewish and pro-Israeli organizations have come out in opposition to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's recent assertion that America needs a "Jesus candidate." Anti-Defamation League Abraham Foxman told The Jerusalem Post that Santor...

Rick Santorum Does Not Know Drug Offenders Have Families reason.com
Yesterday in Concord, New Hampshire, a member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) asked Rick Santorum, "As a champion of family values and



Rick Santorum Slammed By Jewish Groups For 'Jesus Candidate' Remarks www.huffingtonpost.com
The Jerusalem Post reported Saturday that a diverse array of Jewish and pro-Israeli organizations have come out in opposition to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's recent assertion that America needs a "Jesus candidate." Anti-Defamation League Abraham Foxman told The Jerusalem Post that Santor...

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New Bill Known As Enemy Expatriation Act Would Allow Government To Strip Citizenship Without Convict
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Congress is considering H. R. 3166 also known as the Enemy Expatriation Act. This bill would give the US government the power to strip Americans of their citizenship without being convicted of being 'hostile' against the United States.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mystery unmanned spacecraft is on a discreet mission, but appears to some to be tracking China's space station.


Obama: Despite Cuts, Military Will Be at the Ready
After announcing billions in military cuts, Obama argues that 'leaner' U.S. military will remain superior

Former CIA Chief: Iran 'Greatest Destabilizing' Force
VIDEO: We Can't Afford to Repeat Past 'Mistakes,' Obama Says
OPINION: Obama Unveils Cuts While Iran Threatens War


In N.H., Hopefuls Follow
Old Adage: Swing Upward
After strong Iowa showing, Romney, Santorum take jabs at Obama, as laggers swing at frontrunners

Reservist May Be Punished for Paul Support
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Elin Nordegren bought a $12 million Florida mansion.

Just so she could knock it down.

Tiger Woods' ex-wife (you remember why) bought the 9,000 square foot North Palm Beach home in March 2011 after she reached a reported $100 million divorce settlement with her straying husband.

PHOTOS : Click for Pics of Mansion and Demolition.

Nordegren must have felt the six bedroom, eight bathroom mansion was a tad on the small side, so she did what any reasonable multi-multi-multi-millionaire would do: she smashed it into itty bitty pieces.

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TMZ is reporting that Nordegren has hired an architect to build her and her two children a new dream home. Perhaps due to the media coverage of her marriage's collapse under the weight of Woods' multiple affairs, Nordegren is requiring every single worker on the demolition and building project to sign a confidentiality agreement, TMZ reports.

HOTS SHOTS: Elin Nordegren.

Nordegren is staying in a nearby rental mansion while the work is completed.

Must be nice.

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It needed too many upgrades. She can build a mansion and live there for the rest of her everlovinglife. She will marry another well hung rich American and do very well for herself and her half baked kids.
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It's good to schmoke a billionaire for a few years and divorce him.
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That's crazy. Unless it was a dump for the land it was on. Maybe.
Still though, that's pretty greedy with the recession and some people losing their homes.

If the libs get their way people would not be allowed to have that much money. They would rather give it all to obama to give to the brothas to give to their crack dealers to give to the MEXICAN cartels.
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Hey OWS tur ds!! Let's see you there with your signs!!!! Or don't you protest O bam a supporters????
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how do you know who she supports?
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Tiger Woods was a nightmare of a husband.

Rich or poor, he would be a nightmare.

The only thing wrong this woman did was have relations with a b l a c k man. How can someone like that bring themselves down to that level. Once you cross that line there is no going back. Damaged goods.
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A racist P0S says what?

Go back to Huffpo so you can be with your own kind.

You are truly a disgrace to the human race!

Have you put up any burning crosses in Allen West's front yard, yet????

Loser!
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I think he confederatemny was simply stating that mixing races is some times hard and confusing for the children. And that he doesn't condone violence toward any other race but that it's his personal opinion that separation is best for everyone. And that continuing to mix races furthers the destruction of both racial parties heritage and origins. Therefore, it'd had been best if Elin would have continued her beautiful bloodline with someone of the Caucasian persuasion.
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This is a very close race in Iowa, every vote will make a difference. If you are an Iowa resident and aren't registered to vote, you can register at the Caucus, even if you have never voted before, are a democrat, or an independent. You can find Caucus location information here: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/caucus/

If you know someone in Iowa, please call them and urge them to get out and vote for Ron Paul in their Caucus tonight. Caucus details are available at the link.

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5 things we learned from the Iowa caucuses
By Peter Hamby, CNN Political Reporter
updated 6:21 AM EST, Wed January 4, 2012


The candidates' words from Iowa
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Mitt Romney wins Iowa caucuses by eight votes over Rick Santorum
Texas Gov. Rick Perry spent more than $4 million in ads, but still only received 10% of caucus vote
Despite win, Romney still maintains chilly relationship with conservatives
Evangelicals helps to fuel Santorum's strong second-place showing in Ames
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) -- Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses by eight votes. However, Rick Santorum came out of nowhere in the course of two weeks to grab a narrow second-place finish and become the latest Republican to seize the anti-Romney mantle.
So what did we learn from Tuesday's historic vote?
Mojo trumps money
Make no mistake: Money mattered in Iowa.
Do the New Hampshire primaries matter? Romney congratulates Santorum Santorum ready to take on Romney in NH Gingrich thanks Iowa despite negativity
Newt Gingrich was torpedoed by a barrage of negative ads and mailers from Ron Paul's campaign and "super PACs" backing Mitt Romney.
But money can't buy you Iowa.
After he stumbled badly in several debates, Rick Perry tried to right the ship by dumping more than $4 million into a wave of television ads in Iowa. Some were positive, some were negative. But all that television spending bought him only 10% of the caucus vote (about 12,600 votes).
That's almost $350 per vote.
Rick Santorum, meanwhile, spent about $30,000 on television ads and won about 30,000 votes.
Do the math. For Santorum, momentum and lucky timing were more valuable than paid media.
Romney's ceiling isn't getting any higher
The importance of Romney's win in Iowa -- the closest caucus vote in history -- should not be understated.
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His Iowa team, led by veteran operative David Kochel, ran a sneaky and near-flawless campaign. With his first-place finish, Romney can put to rest the weak Iowa showing of 2008.
However, the Romney camp should still be anxious about his winning number: 25%. It's a vexing figure. In poll after poll this year, Romney has steadily registered at around... 25%. Translation: A full three-quarters of Republicans are searching for someone -- anyone! -- other than Romney.
Despite his chilly relationship with conservatives, he has survived, as he did in Iowa, because those anti-Romney votes have been divided up among several candidates.
It seemed on Tuesday night that Perry and Bachmann might soon drop out of the race. That's bad news for Romney.
As the size of the field shrinks, so does Romney's opportunity to skate through primaries with a plurality here and a plurality there.
If Santorum or Gingrich can raise money, get organized and stay disciplined, one of them has an opportunity to rally the right and become the conservative challenger to Romney.
Evangelicals still matter
Evangelicals made up about 60% of the caucus electorate in 2008, but heading into this year's caucuses, polls suggested that the number might be lower.
In the closely watched Des Moines Register poll released on Saturday before the vote, just 34% of likely caucus-goers described themselves as "born again" or "fundamentalist Christian."
But according to entrance polls on Tuesday, 57% of those who caucused called themselves evangelical or "born again."
Christian voters showed up but did not rally behind a single candidate like they did in 2008, when Huckabee captured their imagination.
But Santorum, a Catholic and staunch abortion opponent who courted pastors and home-school activists during his campaign, outperformed his opponents and won a third of the evangelical vote.
That's a big slice of a crucial Iowa voting bloc that surely helped Santorum to his second-place finish on Tuesday.
Ignore Ames
The zenith of Michele Bachmann's boom-and-bust campaign was her victory at the Ames Straw Poll last August, when she captured 4,823 votes and, in the process, dispatched her main Iowa foe at the time, Tim Pawlenty.
In the caucuses on Tuesday night, almost five months after Ames, her numbers were dismal. Only about 6,000 Iowans cast ballots for Bachmann.
The results of the straw poll, a Republican political carnival beloved by party activists and the media, are not meant to be predictive.
Romney won the beauty pageant in 2007, for instance, but came up short against Mike Huckabee in the 2008 caucuses. He took a pass on Ames this year, but won the caucuses on Tuesday.
The straw poll was designed as a test of each campaign's organizational strength in Iowa, and it has been a somewhat reliable indicator of which candidates were catching on with the Republican base here.
But with Bachmann's epic collapse after Ames rendering last summer's straw poll next to useless, there will almost certainly be questions about whether the next contest merits the attention it usually gets.
And maybe next time, someone like Pawlenty might think twice before dropping out after a poor showing.
The Iowa way or the highway
When Pawlenty quit the race in August, it seemed to suggest that the traditional path to victory in Iowa -- hiring veteran operatives, lining up campaign chairs in every county, and holding small town hall meetings -- was a non-starter.
Pawlenty did all of those things but failed to catch on. Instead, presidential debates and cable chatter closely watched by Republican activists in Iowa seemed to drive poll numbers and define the shape of the race.
But when crunch time arrived, the three candidates who did things the Iowa way won a coveted top-three finish in the caucuses.
Winning a caucus requires organization, and to varying degrees Romney, Santorum and Paul were able to turn out a reliable network of supporters who showed up for two or three hours on a Tuesday night to support their guy.
All three candidates had been planting seeds in Iowa for years.
Romney and Paul had both run in the state four years prior and quietly kept in touch with their backers until it came time to run again.
Santorum did not have the resources to build a formidable ground game, but his hard work -- he did almost 380 campaign events in the state beginning in 2009 -- laid critical groundwork that helped him capitalize on his late and perfectly-timed bump in the polls.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

IOWA CAUCUS ENTRANCE POLLING: Ron Paul’s voters are male, younger, and many are first-time caucus goers… Mitt Romney’s voters are looking for someone who can beat President Obama... Rick Santorum’s voters looking for a true conservative…

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IOWA CAUCUS ENTRANCE POLLING: Ron Paul’s voters are male, younger, and many are first time caucus goers… Mitt Romney’s voters are looking for someone who can beat President Obama... Rick Santorum’s voters looking for a true conservative…
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LONDON (Reuters) BP has called on contractor Halliburton to pay all costs and expenses it incurred to clean up the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which the oil major previously put at around $42 billion.McCaig Says BP May Fall Over Halliburton Oil Spill Case The Washington Post
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Following the Iowa caucuses? The Los Angeles Times Data Desk has created a cool map that shows live results by county. We expect results to start flowing at 5:30 p.m. Pacific.

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A map of results from the 2012 GOP nomination contest in Iowa


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The Iowa caucus: 6 months, 13 debates, millions of dollars in the making CNN.com
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After six months of campaigning, 13 Republican presidential debates, and millions of dollars spent to flood the airwaves with ads, voters finally get a say in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
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We've started our on air coverage of the Iowa caucuses. Tune into CNN TV now as we await the start of the first-in-the-nation caucuses. And as you watch tonight, leave your comments and thoughts here with this post that links to a story we'll be updating all night as well. And many thanks to all of you for joining CNN tonight on air and online for this important event in the 2012 White House race.
Americans Against the Tea Party
All of the candidates would take us back to the Bush-era policies that increased income inequality, resulted in the worst job growth in decades, exploded the deficit and national debt, and ultimately crashed the economy. Indeed, the policies proposed by the candidates would not only embrace this failed economic agenda, they would take it even further. ALL OF THEM! --mad
Explaining Socialism To A Republican www.addictinginfo.org
The fire and police departments are both excellent examples of Democratic Socialism in America. Rather than leaving each individual responsible for protecting their own home from fire, everyone pools their money together, through taxes, to maintain a fire and police department. It’s operated under ...
Americans Against the Tea Party
All of the candidates would take us back to the Bush-era policies that increased income inequality, resulted in the worst job growth in decades, exploded the deficit and national debt, and ultimately crashed the economy. Indeed, the policies proposed by the candidates would not only embrace this failed economic agenda, they would take it even further. ALL OF THEM! --mad

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Americans Against the Tea Party
All of the candidates would take us back to the Bush-era policies that increased income inequality, resulted in the worst job growth in decades, exploded the deficit and national debt, and ultimately crashed the economy. Indeed, the policies proposed by the candidates would not only embrace this failed economic agenda, they would take it even further. ALL OF THEM! --mad
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'Are Republican candidates crazy?'
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The widely held perception that there is something wrong with the Republican candidates are mediocre is real and important, opines the BBC's Mark Mardell...
The bitch slap heard across Corporate America: Montana High Court Rebukes Citizens United – FreakOut freakoutnation.com
If we don't speak out, we're part of the problem Progressive blogging for the middle class, not corporate welfare.
Cohan: Did Psychopaths Take Over Wall Street?
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It took a relatively obscure former British academic to propagate a theory of the financial crisis that would confirm what many people suspected all along: The “corporate psychopaths” at the helm of our financial institutions are to blame...
'Are Republican candidates crazy?' www.bbc.co.uk
The widely held perception that there is something wrong with the Republican candidates are mediocre is real and important, opines the BBC's Mark Mardell.
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Prepare to Be Surprised By Iowa Caucus Results www.foxnews.com
My experience in Iowa may hail from the Democratic side of the aisle, but Iowa doesn’t play favorites. Republicans can be surprised on caucus night too. Here are some things I am looking for tonight.

'Are Republican candidates crazy?' www.bbc.co.uk
The widely held perception that there is something wrong with the Republican candidates are mediocre is real and important, opines the BBC's Mark Mardell.

Prepare to Be Surprised By Iowa Caucus Results www.foxnews.com
My experience in Iowa may hail from the Democratic side of the aisle, but Iowa doesn’t play favorites. Republicans can be surprised on caucus night too. Here are some things I am looking for tonight.
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Ron Paul gets rock star reception at Valley High School
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Ron Paul enjoyed a rock star reception this morning during a get-out-the-vote rally at Valley High School in West Des Moines.
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Prepare to Be Surprised By Iowa Caucus Results www.foxnews.com
My experience in Iowa may hail from the Democratic side of the aisle, but Iowa doesn’t play favorites. Republicans can be surprised on caucus night too. Here are some things I am looking for tonight.
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Santorum singles out Blacks for entitlement reform aareports.com
The bitch slap heard across Corporate America: Montana High Court Rebukes Citizens United – FreakOut freakoutnation.com
If we don't speak out, we're part of the problem - Progressive blogging for the middle class, not corporate welfare.
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Will the nominee shape the GOP, or will the GOP shape the nominee? www.washingtonpost.com
In 2012, the tea party infused GOP has done more to define the candidates than the candidates have done to define their party.
Obama signs bill to accelerate TSA screenings for military personnel thehill.com
The measure, which was introduced by Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.), requires the TSA to develop a separate process for checking military personnel when they travel. The measure (H.R. 1801) was one of nine bills signed by Obama Tuesday, the White House announced.
GOPHypocrisy
The GOP complains they're unfairly labeled "racists" and then remind us again and again why they are.
Santorum singles out Blacks for entitlement reform aareports.com
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The New York Times
In Opinion, David Brooks writes, "If you took a working-class candidate from the right, like Santorum, and a working-class candidate from the left, like Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and you found a few islands of common ground, you could win this election by a landslide."

Workers of the World, Unite!
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The largest slice of the Republican Party may have found a champion in Rick Santorum.

"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." ~~ Vernon Saunders Law

In Opinion, David Brooks writes, "If you took a working-class candidate from the right, like Santorum, and a working-class candidate from the left, like Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and you found a few islands of common ground, you could win this election by a landslide."

Santorum Explains His Comments About Black People And Entitlements
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At a campaign stop, Rick Santorum seem to say he did not want to "make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money." In an interview last night, Santorum said he condemned all forms of racism.

The Hill Newspaper
Rick Santorum was heckled by Ron Paul supporters as he left a high school in West Des Moines on Tuesday.
Ron Paul supporters heckle Santorum
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When The Hill asked Santorum what he thought of the crowd as they began chanting, he paused, smiled tightly and said “It’s the crowd at the caucuses that matters.”

The New York Times
In Opinion, David Brooks writes, "If you took a working-class candidate from the right, like Santorum, and a working-class candidate from the left, like Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and you found a few islands of common ground, you could win this election by a landslide."
Workers of the World, Unite!
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The largest slice of the Republican Party may have found a champion in Rick Santorum.
Immigrant advocates hammer Romney on his priomise to veto DREAM Act
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The advocates maintain that Romney's recent vow to veto the DREAM Act if he wins the White House will "disqualify" him in the eyes of Latino voters – an ever-growing constituency that both parties have sought to court.Santorum: Romney, Obama 'the same' on healthcare
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‎"This has been a debate about health care, that’s what the behemoth of government, the signature issue is Obamacare," Santorum said Tuesday in an interview with ABC News. "We cannot put up a presidential candidate who is in basically in the same place as Obama on government-run health care.”How the Iowa Republican caucuses work
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A look at what will happen at tonight's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
Gingrich: Mitt Romney is a liar CBS News
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The Early Show: Gingrich: Mitt Romney is a liar - Ex-Speaker says chief GOP rival is not being candid with American people, but he'd still vote for him if he wins the GOP nominationWith the Iowa caucuses tonight, the former House Speaker said his chief GOP rival is not being candid with the American people, and that someone who lies to become President would lie as President but Newt Gingrich also said he'd still vote for Mitt Romney if he wins the GOP nomination

Happy 2012, Whovians! Grab your nearest glass - or your nearest Sonic Screwdriver - and raise a toast to the newlyweds David Tennant and Georgia Moffett.

For news on the couple's nuptials and many more 'Doctor Who' goodies, check out Anglophenia's weekly roundup:


Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Please Be Upstanding For The Doctor’s Wife | Anglophenia
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David Tennant and Georgia Moffett have tied the knot, and before we get bogged down in the details of what that means in terms of Whoniverse logic (she played the Tenth Doctor’s clone daughter, and she’s the daughter of the Fifth Doctor in real life), we should take a moment to salute their happines...Happy New Year, alumni! Georgetown kicked off 2012 in style with stellar rankings: Men's Hoya Hoops continue to impress the nation, earning the #9 spot in the AP/Coaches Polls. In addition, the results of the much-cited TRIP survey are in and Georgetown came out on top, named the #1 place to pursue a Masters in International Relations, along with the #5 undergrad program in the field. Congratulations to Georgetown's students, faculty & staff on these (and many other) achievements, and best wishes for continued success this year. Hoya Saxa!

Happy New Year, alumni! Georgetown kicked off 2012 in style with stellar rankings: Men's Hoya Hoops continue to impress the nation, earning the #9 spot in the AP/Coaches Polls. In addition, the results of the much-cited TRIP survey are in and Georgetown came out on top, named the #1 place to pursue a Masters in International Relations, along with the #5 undergrad program in the field. Congratulations to Georgetown's students, faculty & staff on these (and many other) achievements, and best wishes for continued success this year. Hoya Saxa!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Dems set up Iowa war room to focus on Romney
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The Democratic National Committee has set up a war room in Iowa with its main focus on Mitt Romney, who is looking more and more likely to win the Republican nomination. Dems have long focused their fire on the former Massachusetts governor and the lead up to Tuesday's Iowa caucuses has been no exce...
"But the way a man treats the women in his life does, as he himself has acknowledged, offer us a window into his character."
What Newt Gingrich’s three wives tell us about the president he’d be
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I’ll say this for the former House Speaker: Gingrich is a man who makes good on his promises to paramours.

"But the way a man treats the women in his life does, as he himself has acknowledged, offer us a window into his character."
What Newt Gingrich’s three wives tell us about the president he’d be
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I’ll say this for the former House Speaker: Gingrich is a man who makes good on his promises to paramours.

Scarborough: ‘There Will Be Blood’ If Romney Seen Cruising To Nomination
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The "Morning Joe" panel discusses the possibilities if Mitt Romney scores a surprise win in the Iowa Caucus tomorrow and goes on to an expected win in the New Hampshire Primary next week.

Nobody Understands Debt
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The obsession with deficit reduction is wrongheaded and ill-informed.

Daily Kos: Forget the 'Santorum surge,' Michele Bachmann is predicting a miracle
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Uh huh. Finishing in the top five would constitute a miracle for Bachmann at this point, so tune in Tuesday night at 8:00 ET as we liveblog God forsaking her.

What Newt Gingrich’s three wives tell us about the president he’d be
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I’ll say this for the former House Speaker: Gingrich is a man who makes good on his promises to paramours.Pasadena city ordinances address everything from food fights to grandstand seating to the number of portable toilets.

Rose Parade governed by unique set of laws
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Streams of Silly String, flying tortillas and long lines at the ladies' rooms during past parades have inspired a unique set of laws that govern Monday's Rose Parade and other special events in Pasadena.Twenty-five free attractions in San Francisco
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From music shows, art galleries and concerts to beer tours, baseball and bridge walks, here are some ideas on how to live it up without spending it up in this Californian city.

Occupy Protesters Attempt to Reclaim Zuccotti Park on New Year’s Eve | Conservative Byte
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More than 300 people associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement gathered in Zuccotti Park on Saturday and, in a return to scenes from earlier in the year, held a general assembly meeting, chanted the now familiar slogan “We are the 99 percent” and experienced a bit of friction with security

Happy Monday! What vino will you pop open later this evening to jumpstart the first week of 2012!?
Gingrich: ‘I feel Romney-boated’ | Conservative Byte
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Struggling to reverse a slide in his standing, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich said Sunday he’d been “Romney boated” in Iowa and suggested his GOP rival would buy the presidency if he could.

Reuters
Armed Syrian rebels captured dozens of members of the security forces by seizing two military checkpoints on Monday, the opposition said, even as the Arab League chief reported cautious progress in a peace monitoring mission.

Syrian rebels capture troops in north: activists
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The opposition said army deserters also clashed with security forces at a third checkpoint, killing and wounding an unspecified number of troops loyal to President Bashar al Assad.