Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bodies found inside boat drifting near Japan. http://on.cnn.com/V88mQv


Fiscal Cliff: Why Congress might have to mess with the 401(k)
http://ti.me/10Zid18 (via @TIMEBusiness)

What's the #weather like for your neck of the woods? Find out at http://on.cnn.com/cnndcl4

.@nrookie's problem with food stamp challenges
http://ti.me/10ZmlOO (via @TIMEIdeas)

Can Nicaragua navigate waters it won from Colombia? http://ti.me/11eFhYW (via @TIMEWorld)

Can the GOP be saved? asks @murphymike
http://ti.me/10ZfuVn (via @TIMEPolitics)

Britain Awaits Major Report on Press Responsibility http://nyti.ms/Qs2a91

Wave of Attacks in Iraq Said to Kill at Least 30 People http://nyti.ms/SvpdOl

Why Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge will survive the fiscal cliff
http://ti.me/10ZeTTG (via @TIMEPolitics)

Egypt's President Morsi: ‘We’re learning how to be free’
http://ti.me/10ZgFEq (via @TIMEWorld)

Germany to abstain in U.N. vote on Palestinian status: Foreign Minister http://reut.rs/YtbFIm

What your toddler’s teacher will never say to your face
http://ti.me/Tmd6SL (via @TIMEHealthland)

Two bombs kill 16 people in Iraq Shi'ite city http://reut.rs/WwmrbE

Two bombs kill 16 people in Shi'ite city of Hilla, southern Iraq: police

Free to read: Cialis showed promise in a small study in treating a rare form of muscular dystrophy. http://on.wsj.com/YsERz8

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

• President Obama’s proposal for $25 billion in tax credits for businesses that hire more people was included in his 2013 budget request which Congress has to agree on. He is now amping up the pressure to include these tax cuts for businesses in the upcoming fiscal cliff negotiations.




The upcoming fiscal cliff negotiations are going to be critical because Republicans are unlikely to be motivated to work with Obama in the future on things that he needs to push through. He’s working to push for more fiscal stimulus in the form of tax credits for small businesses that will motivate employers to hire workers and in turn boost the economy.





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Cellphone Use Is Contagious, Study Finds

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‘ED Show’ poll: Should Republicans cave in and pass tax cuts for the middle class? — MSNBC

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1. BP banned from new US contractsBP is temporarily banned from new US contracts due to a "lack of business integrity" over the Gulf of Mexico disaster, the US environment agency says.

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(W) Happy Birthday Jon Stewart ! Thank you for being a wise jester in the court of American public. Thanks for keeping our sanity through the darkness of George W. Bush era... what would we do without The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central? I wish you all the best on behalf of 482,471 (and growing) fans of Being Liberal on Facebook.

1. The ghostly reflection nebula vdB4 is associated with the young open star cluster NGC 225, often called the Sailboat Cluster, in constellation Leo Minor.

See all of the images of the day: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1dff

2. Astronomers have seen a distant galaxy that blasts away material with two trillion times the energy the sun emits — the biggest such eruption ever seen. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1dmv



Below is an artist’s impression of the huge outflow ejected from the quasar SDSS J1106+1939

3. AP

Frustrated Republicans remind President Obama 'the election is over' as he opts for a campaign style strategy to sell his tax-hike plan rather than deal face-to-face with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

4. news/magazine-20507503





10 people who have been exhumed

www.bbc.co.uk

The remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have been exhumed to investigate allegations he was poisoned. There is a long history of exhumations of key figures - here's a selection.














President Obama on Wednesday ramped up his campaign for Congress to accept a budget deal that includes tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and warned about the consequences of allowing rates to increase for the middle class.









Obama: 'I'll do whatever it takes' for budget deal









“I’ll go anywhere and I’ll do whatever it takes to get this done,” Obama said. “It’s too important for Washington to screw this up. Now’s the time for us to work on what we all agree to which is lets keep middle class taxes low. That’s what our economy needs. That’s what the American people deserve....

RECAP: Who is the new winner of 'Dancing With the Stars?'

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Iran showcases new warships, submarines near strategic waters http://wapo.st/SsYIsU

BP blocked from new government contracts over Gulf oil disaster. http://on.cnn.com/Qq1yR9

House GOP leaders expected to discuss #fiscalcliff negotiations and other matters following closed-door talks. Live on http://CNN.com/live

Romney and President Obama to meet for lunch tomorrow: http://wapo.st/V2ItkM

Iran "will press on with enrichment:" nuclear chief http://reut.rs/Tlphz3

Tajikistan blocks Facebook access to silence critics http://reut.rs/YmtQPO

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Frustrated Republicans to Obama:


Campaign's Over, Time to Negotiate

• AP

• Frustrated Republicans remind President Obama 'the election is over' as he opts for a campaign-style strategy to sell his tax-hike plan rather than deal face-to-face with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill.





Grandad style

A 72-year-old grandfather has become famous in China after he began modelling clothes on the internet for teenage girls. James Kelly reports on an unlikely online sensation.

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Debt Reckoning: The Fiscal Deadline in Washington

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The New York Times is starting a new feature to follow the talks between President Obama and Congressional leaders over the so-called fiscal cliff.





Sunday, November 25, 2012

Rice as the next secretary of state. In a surprising move, Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, criticize...

Lawmakers Keep Pressure on Rice, Hint Only


Hearings Will Reveal Truth

Republican Senators John McCain, top left, and Lindsey Graham

keep heat on US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice over her comments following

deadly Benghazi attack, but say she deserves an opportunity to explain

herself.


McCain To GOP: Leave Abortion Issue Alone www.huffingtonpost.com

Sen. John McCain (R Ariz.) on Sunday urged members of his party to leave

Lawmakers Keep Pressure on Rice, Hint Only


Hearings Will Reveal Truth

Republican Senators John McCain, top left, and Lindsey Graham

keep heat on US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice over her comments following

deadly Benghazi attack, but say she deserves an opportunity to explain

herself.
More than 100 dead in Dhaka fire


'Police files' in NY parade confetti

More than 800 homes hit by UK floods

Second bomb targets Pakistan city

Dallas to go on without Hagman

Actress Dinah Sheridan dies at 92

Dinah Sheridan, who appeared in classic British films including The Railway Children and Genevieve, as well as the BBC sitcom All Night Long, dies.

Court row over US pupil tracker

A court challenge delays plans to expel a Texan student for refusing to wear a radio tag that tracks her movements

Antarctic marine life threatened

The first evidence of ocean acidification affecting marine wildlife has significance for the future, say scientists.   Mursi reaches out to opponents

The decree giving Egypt's president sweeping new power is temporary, his office says, as a young Islamist is killed in protests triggered by it.

The secrets of a US military spaceplane

As America prepares for the third launch of its mysterious X-37B aircraft, BBC Future looks at what is known about the classified project.

Bombs hit Nigeria barracks church

Two suicide bombers target a church inside an army barracks in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, killing 11 people and injuring 30, officials say.

Poll win for Catalan nationalists

Voters in the Spanish region of Catalonia back nationalist parties but punish the regional president who called an early election.

Second bomb targets Pakistan city


Five people died when a bomb exploded near a Shia procession in Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan, a day after eight died in a similar attack.

Egypt crisis prompts shares dive

Shares in Egypt plunge almost 10%, as protests continue against President Mohammed Mursi's decision to grant himself sweeping powers.

• China lands jet on first carrier

• Dallas to go on without Hagman

• Catalonia votes in key elections

• Eta says it is 'ready to disband'

• New corruption scandal in Brazil

• Vettel denies feeling pressure

• Australia close in on SA victory

• Redknapp open to Beckham transfer

• Hatton quits boxing after defeat

• Protesters clash with riot police in Cairo's Tahrir Square and Egyptian judges rebel against President Mohammed Morsi's sweeping decrees of new powers as protests against the edicts enter their third day.

• Hezbollah Leader Vows to Strike Tel Aviv if Israel Launches Assault on Lebanon

• Gaza Cleric Calls Violation of Israel Truce Sinful

• Israel Eases Gaza Border Restrictions After Hamas Truce Deal

• Arafat to Be Exhumed Amid Death Probe

• FISCAL CLIFF:

Congress Under Pressure To Reach Budget Deal



o Poll: Independent Voters Have Bleaker Economic Outlook Post-Election

• NY residents angry over post-Sandy electric bills

- Thieves loot homes in storm-stricken NYC

• Notre Dame beats USC, will play for national title

• Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies after shooting

• Pope elevates 6 cardinals to choose successor

• Utah congressman-elect to write Smart memoir

• Texas man reportedly killed after being hit by 4 cars

• NORAD sends fighter jets to escort plane over SC

• Florida woman who rode manatee arrested

• China lands first fighter jet on its aircraft carrier

• Civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot dies at 73

• 112 dead in fire at Bangladesh garment factory

• Plane narrowly avoids landing on crowded runway

• Children playing in Florida field find hand grenade

• Search for missing Colorado teen enters 6th day

• Republicans consider ending Iowa straw poll

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Egyptian judges call for a nationwide strike amid protests


against a decree by President Mohammed Mursi to grant himself sweeping new

powers.


sospechas de corrupción en la impresión de billetes


Nuevas pruebas ligan a Boudou con la ex Ciccone



En sesión . Amado Boudou, vicepresidente. Hay más elementos que lo vinculan con el ex director de Ciccone Calcográfica.

Por Nicolás Wiñazki

Alejandro Vanderbroele, ex director de la imprenta, admitió ante la Justicia que dormía en un departamento que es propiedad del vicepresidente. Y que contrató para ese inmueble teléfono, cable e internet. Confirmó que un amigo de Boudou integraba la empresa.

• Renegociaron la deuda de Formosa sin estar capacitados

PAGO A FONDOS BUITRE

A Cristina le avisaron que venía un fallo duro, pero ignoró alertas

Por Marcelo Bonelli

Lo hicieron los abogados que defendieron a Argentina ante el juez Griessa en Nueva York. Sugirieron evitar decir que no se va a pagar. Pero acá no les hicieron caso.

• Parece increíble: vuelve a hablarse del riesgo de default

MÁS CONTROLES PARA LIBERARLOS

Quieren ponerles pulseras electrónicas a los violadores

Se usarán con los condenados que gocen de salidas transitorias de prisión o que logren la condicional, si esta semana se aprueba un proyecto de ley oficial. Pero el debate sobre cómo tratarlos sigue abierto.


LOS PAGOS DE LA DEUDA

No son fondos buitre, pero exigen cobrar 6.300 millones de dólares



Son bonistas que no entraron a ninguno de los dos canjes y optaron por hacer juicio.

EL ACUSADO ESTÁ DETENIDO

Su ex pareja la torturó cinco días: logró huir con la ayuda de un cura

También la violó y golpeó. Ayer la llevó “a confesarse” a la capilla del Durand. El sacerdote lo distrajo con una Biblia y ella escapó.

HUMOR POLÍTICO

Próximos estrenos oficiales

Por Alejandro Borensztein

censo 2010

Por primera vez hay más solteros que casados

Por Mariana García

Los datos de todo el país indican que los argentinos apuestan a la pareja pero no a los papeles. Y no sólo se casan menos, sino que lo hacen más tarde.

Guardiola, candidato a dirigir a Brasil

ACTUALIDAD

sospechas de corrupción en la impresión de billetes

Nuevas pruebas ligan a Boudou con la ex Ciccone



En sesión . Amado Boudou, vicepresidente. Hay más elementos que lo vinculan con el ex director de Ciccone Calcográfica.

Por Nicolás Wiñazki

Alejandro Vanderbroele, ex director de la imprenta, admitió ante la Justicia que dormía en un departamento que es propiedad del vicepresidente. Y que contrató para ese inmueble teléfono, cable e internet. Confirmó que un amigo de Boudou integraba la empresa.

• Renegociaron la deuda de Formosa sin estar capacitados

PAGO A FONDOS BUITRE

A Cristina le avisaron que venía un fallo duro, pero ignoró alertas

Por Marcelo Bonelli

Lo hicieron los abogados que defendieron a Argentina ante el juez Griessa en Nueva York. Sugirieron evitar decir que no se va a pagar. Pero acá no les hicieron caso.

• Parece increíble: vuelve a hablarse del riesgo de default

MÁS CONTROLES PARA LIBERARLOS

Quieren ponerles pulseras electrónicas a los violadores

Se usarán con los condenados que gocen de salidas transitorias de prisión o que logren la condicional, si esta semana se aprueba un proyecto de ley oficial. Pero el debate sobre cómo tratarlos sigue abierto.

• ANÁLISIS Para que sirva el tratamiento, hay que invertir


LOS PAGOS DE LA DEUDA

No son fondos buitre, pero exigen cobrar 6.300 millones de dólares



Son bonistas que no entraron a ninguno de los dos canjes y optaron por hacer juicio.

EL ACUSADO ESTÁ DETENIDO

Su ex pareja la torturó cinco días: logró huir con la ayuda de un cura

También la violó y golpeó. Ayer la llevó “a confesarse” a la capilla del Durand. El sacerdote lo distrajo con una Biblia y ella escapó.

HUMOR POLÍTICO

Próximos estrenos oficiales

Por Alejandro Borensztein

censo 2010

Por primera vez hay más solteros que casados

Por Mariana García

Los datos de todo el país indican que los argentinos apuestan a la pareja pero no a los papeles. Y no sólo se casan menos, sino que lo hacen más tarde.



UN NEGOCIO MILLONARIO

YPF importará gas con un polémico esquema de compra

Es porque las ofertas deben hacerse por Internet y no hay cotejo público entre las mismas

ESTA MADRUGADA

Bangladesh: 104 muertos por un incendio en una fábrica textil

Las primeras pericias técnicas apuntan a una precaria conexión eléctrica.



Los habitantes de Dhaka, en Bangladesh, combaten el incendio de una fábrica de ropa, donde más de 120 personas murieron. (AP)



FOTOGALERÍA

Las fotos más vistas y recomendadas de la semana en HD

ESPAÑA

Cataluña decide hoy si inicia su camino a la independencia



Elige su Parlamento en comicios anticipados. En septiembre, una enorme marcha fogoneó la idea de la separación, que debe ser ratificada por un plebiscito. El trasfondo es la crisis económica española.

• Un argentino que milita a favor de la separación

MUNDOS ÍNTIMOS

Todo lo que aprendí cuando mi corazón falló

Por Analía Roffo

Experiencia fulminante. ¿Cambia una persona luego de vivir una crisis que la lleva muy cerca de la muerte? Una periodista de Clarín confiesa que se volvió menos omnipotente, entendió la importancia de sentirse querida y desdramatiza todo aquello que No Es Definitivo.


With the rise of online shopping, consumers need to be on the lookout for scams, from iPhone purchases to holiday charity giving; Reuters MediaFile columnist John Abell shares five scams to be aware of this holiday season

The Hill Newspaper

Labor unions and seniors groups are particularly active ...

Interest groups ramp up 'fiscal cliff' advertising thehill.com

Just as audiences were beginning to enjoy a post-election respite from political commercials, groups on both sides of the looming 'fiscal cliff' negotiations are priming a new flood of advertisements.

Pope names six new cardinals http://dlvr.it/2XGM47

Retweetado por CNN Breaking News Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death. - Betty Bender

5 things to know about 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman who played scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing http://wapo.st/10My0iP

5 things to know about 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman who played scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing http://wapo.st/10My0iP

Egyptian judges announce strike in protest at Mursi decree http://reut.rs/YdcS6x Warner Bros and the new show's executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael Robin, said, "Larry Hagman was a giant, a larger than life personality whose iconic performance as J.R. Ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment   Pope names six new cardinals http://dlvr.it/2XGM47

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5 things to know about 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman who played scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing http://wapo.st/10My0iP

5 things to know about 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman who played scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing http://wapo.st/10My0iP

Egyptian judges announce strike in protest at Mursi decree http://reut.rs/YdcS6x
Pope names six new cardinals http://dlvr.it/2XGM47


Retweetado por CNN Breaking News

5 things to know about 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman who played scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing http://wapo.st/10My0iP

5 things to know about 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman who played scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing http://wapo.st/10My0iP   Egyptian judges announce strike in protest at Mursi decree http://reut.rs/YdcS6x
Civil Rights Activist Lawrence Guyot Succumbs at 73 http://ow.ly/fwIIH


Larry Hagman, Who Played J.R. Ewing on ‘Dallas,’ Dies at 81 www.nytimes.com

Mr. Hagman’s portrayal of one of television’s most beloved villains led the CBS series to enormous world popularity, and he had been filming the sequel

USA TODAY

Warner Bros. and the new show's executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael Robin, said, "Larry Hagman was a giant, a larger-than-life personality whose iconic performance as J.R. Ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment history   Civil Rights Activist Lawrence Guyot Succumbs at 73
The Afro-American...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. Lawrence Guyot, the scion of the Civil Rights Movement who later turned his efforts to statehood for the District of Columbia...
Larry Hagman, who emerged in the 1960s as the slightly befuddled astronaut in "I Dream of Jeannie," then became a major star in the 1980s primetime soap "Dallas," playing evil oil baron J.R. Ewing, has died. What is your favorite memory of the "Dallas" star?



Larry Hagman, 'Dallas' Star, Dead at 81 abcnews.go.com

He played evil oil baron J.R. Ewing.

Friday, November 23, 2012

JUST IN: Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. resigns


Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. resigns

cbsn.ws

The Illinois Democrat resigns amid ongoing FBI investigation and while battling with health issues

She's served her country honorably for nearly 20 years, but this isn't about her. It's about her daughter and her wife. She's battling stage IV breast cancer and she wants to know that when her time comes, they will be cared for. Does her family deserve the same rights and benefits that heterosexual soldiers receive? http://wapo.st/10A9lhh

The government outlines plans to spend £7.6bn on cleaner energy by 2020, to be paid for through household bills, but delays a decision on long-term emissions targets.

Euro MPs warn of UN net control

Australian author Courtenay dies

Bryce Courtenay, speaking shortly before his death: "I've had a wonderful life"

Australian author Bryce Courtenay has died at the age of 79, his family say.

The South African-born writer, who shot to fame with his first novel, The Power of One, had been suffering from stomach cancer

Israeli troops kill a Palestinian man and wound nine along Gaza's border fence with Israel in the first report of violence since a truce between Israel and Hamas rulers took hold.

Supporters and opponents of President Mursi are out on the streets of Cairo a day after he gave himself sweeping new powers.



Supporters of his Islamist movement say the move was necessary in order to get rid of the last vestiges of the Mubarak era.



But critics say he's made himself completely unaccountable.



What do you think of President Mohammed Mursi's decree?

loirinha novelle vague fossa celi

beatty vi da vida por toda a minha vida



"Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African Americans the right to vote. Liberals created social security, and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean A...ir Act, the Clean Water Act. What did conservatives do? They opposed every one of those programs. Every one. So when you try to hurl that word 'liberal' at my feet, as if it were something dirty, something to run away from, something that I should be ashamed of, it won't work, Senator, because I will pick up that label, and I will wear it as a badge of honor."



Congressman Matthew Santos, "The West Wing"



CBS News' Erin Lyall reports from Afghanistan that U.S. military service members are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday as best they can, with a traditional meal and games of "ultimate football"


EU nations far apart on budget

European leaders resume gruelling EU budget negotiations, amid signs that a deal may be out of reach.

Gaza man 'shot dead near border'

Israeli soldiers kill a Palestinian man close to the Gaza-Israel border, say Palestinian officials - the first killing since Wednesday's ceasefire.

Crisis-hit Cyprus agrees bailout

Cyprus agrees to an estimated 16bn euro bailout deal with international creditors, becoming the fourth eurozone member to do so.

Clean energy plan to raise bills



Ending malaria

Why Africa's hopes rest with small clinics in South East Asia



7 days quiz

What tattoo secret did Kate Moss reveal?



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Egyptian fury over Mursi 'coup'


Opposition groups denounce Egypt President Mursi's decree giving himself sweeping powers as a "coup against legitimacy" and call for protests.





Old king coal

Demand for coal is greater than ever, with production up 6% on 2010. But what is the cost to the environment, asks the BBC's Richard Anderson.

Oasis in the desert

From Bedouin-inspired villas to private dining on rocky outcrops - BBC Travel discovers some of the UAE's luxurious, out-of-town escapes.

The last ninja?

Jinichi Kawakami says he is the final heir to ninjitsu's dark arts of espionage and silent assassination. The BBC's Mariko Oi goes to meet him

and learns a deadly trick or two.

Referees demand Chelsea apology

Referees' union wants Chelsea to apologise and pay compensation to Mark Clattenburg after he is cleared of making a racist remark.







budget deal unlikely - Merkel

Angela Merkel says she doubts EU leaders will close a deal on their budget during the current summit in Brussels.





EU leaders begin budget battle

Eurozone output contracts again

New Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez says it will be "easy" to work for the club's owner Roman Abramovich.

Sarkozy questioned over donations

After Egyptian President Morsi helped broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, a top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood — a movement in which Morsi hails from — says he's skeptical of Israel's intentions, while Israel says the deal weakened Hamas.

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Blasts

Gaza Peace Efforts With Israel

En una carrera contrarreloj, el Gobierno apelará el lunes el fallo del juez Griesa

Por Gustavo Bazzán

Lo confirmó el ministro de Economía, Hernán Lorenzino, en medio de la sorpresa oficial por la resolución del magistrado. La decisión del juez neoyorquino obliga a la Argentina a depositar 1.300 millones de dólares antes del 15 de diciembre, por el reclamo de los fondos buitre.

Balean a un turista de EE.UU. durante un robo en la calle Florida

Recibió un disparo en el glúteo al enfrentarse a golpes con dos delincuentes que intentaban asaltarlo. Fue llevado al hospital Argerich. Los ladrones fueron atrapados por la Policía.

Carlos Gardel, al Salón de la Fama



..

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gaza pounded despite truce talks


Gaza has come under renewed heavy bombardment, as agreement on a ceasefire to end a week of violence remains elusive.

Gaza pounded despite truce talks

Gaza has come under renewed heavy bombardment, as agreement on a ceasefire to end a week of violence remains elusive.

Rebel fighters seize control of Goma, the main city in resource-rich eastern DR Congo, meeting little resistance from the army or UN peacekeepers.

UK recognises Syria opposition

Hamas, Israel struggle toward truce

Guard at US Embassy in Tel Aviv Slightly Injured in Knife Attack
Brazen Faking of Images Reveals Hamas' Desperation

Are Gaza Strikes a Dress Rehearsal For a Potential Israeli Attack on Iran?
OPINION: The Ugly Truth About Benghazi

• If the U.S. went off the so-called "fiscal cliff" this winter, would you blame President Obama or the Republican-controlled Congress?






David Frum on the Fiscal Cliff

trib.al

In his standoff with the GOP, the president’s packing heat.



1. Company museums are not as dull as they sound. They are a shrewd way to bolster a brand. If it’s good, people will actually pay to hear your story. So companies have been transforming stodgy old-fashioned museums—collections of company artefacts and documents—into corporate theme parks http://econ.st/10h6JEM






Museums of Mammon

econ.st

ABC News


President Obama is sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Middle East with the hope that she can bring an end to the escalating violence that has gripped the region for the last week.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Travel to Middle East Amid Gaza Crisis abcnews.go.com

Clinton is scheduled to arrive in Jerusalem later today.
A convicted serial killer currently on death row killed O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, a new documentary claims.



O.J. Simpson Didn't Murder Ex-Wife, Documentary Claims abcnews.go.com

Glen Rogers is currently awaiting execution on Florida's death row.

Beckham decides to quit LA Galaxy

Ex-England captain David Beckham intends to leave LA Galaxy following the season-ending game on 1 December.

Egypt: Israel to end Gaza attacks

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi says he expects Israel air strikes in Gaza to end later on Tuesday, as Cairo tries to secure a truce.

Clinton Heads to Mideast Amid Crisis

• AP

• President Obama is sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Jerusalem, Ramallah and Cairo in hopes that she can help mediate an end to conflict between Israel and Gaza militants.

Monday, November 19, 2012

From the Los Angeles Times Photography, Video and Multimedia archives: For those who’ve wondered how high mini-skirts would go, there is an answer — to the sky. A variety of new uniforms are modeled by airline stewardesses in this March 1967 shot.




Photo: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

Man injured after hitting car, jumping 35 feet from parking garage: http://wapo.st/Ub8GkQ

The first thing to understand about the war that recently broke out in Israel and the Gaza Strip is that Hamas forced Israel's hand. Read on:





We need two states solution now    
To say that Kafka was a pessimist because he was deeply insecure about his sexuality, or any other particular problem, is like saying that Jean Paul Sartre experienced existential nausea because he had poor digestion..







So, I started my Christmas shopping today and come to find out everyone on my christmas list ( according to Santa) was on the naughty list.

I guess my shopping is done this year.!! Hopefully everyone can be double bad next year. lol





The first thing to understand about the war that recently broke out in Israel and the Gaza Strip is that Hamas forced Israel's hand. Read on:


Peter Beinart: Israel’s Fatal Game trib.al

Bombing Hamas won’t stop the violence. Why Washington and Jerusalem desperately need

a new strategy.



US, Britain Warn About Risks


Of Ground Involvement in Gaza

AP

The US and Britain say Israel has a right to protect itself from rocket attacks from Hamas, but warn about the dangers of the conflict escalating into a ground war, as Obama says it would put Israeli soldiers at risk of death or injury.

Topless activists clash with an anti-gay marriage protest in France www.washingtonpost.com

PARIS The controversial Ukrainian group Femen, whose topless members stage pranks to support gay rights, have taunted a march in Paris by Catholics who oppose France’s   Death toll jumps in Gaza conflict

Israel maintains air strikes on Gaza and militants continue to fire rockets into Israel as the fifth day of unrest becomes the deadliest so far.

Optimism in 'fiscal cliff' talks

Mumbai farewell for Bal Thackeray

Hundreds of thousands of mourners fill the streets of Mumbai for the funeral of Hindu nationalist politician Bal Thackeray, who died on Saturday.


Walmart Workers Threaten Strike abcnews.go.com

The country's biggest retailer may be in for a blackout on black Friday.

Analysis: Welcome To The No-Drama Congress abcnews.go.com

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Shaping Behavior on Capitol Hill   Watch Jodi Rudoren, the Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Times, reporting from Gaza on Sunday.



You can subscribe to Ms. Rudoren's updates on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/rudoren

A Look at the Violence in Gaza: Aftermath of an Israeli Airstrike www.youtube.com

The New York Times's Jodi

He must also graduate from high school.
Oklahoma Judge Sentences Teen to Church for 10 Years abcnews.go.com

San Franciscans may be forced to wear clothes outside of their homes and some nude activists aren’t pleased.

 
For at least the next two years, America will remain stuck with a gravely unrepresentative House of Representatives http://econ.st/103FxJA


For at least the next two years, America will remain stuck with a gravely unrepresentative House of Representatives http://econ.st/103FxJA



Now that’s what I call voter suppression www.economist.com

Not only is the wrong party in control of the House of Representatives, but it reigns with a sizable majority.





Panetta's decision to strip a star from General William Ward



William "Kip" Ward



Gaza deaths mount in deadly raids

Israeli air strikes kill at least 18 Palestinians as they hit more than 80 sites in Gaza overnight, while several rockets are fired towards Israel.





SAS near deal to avoid bankruptcy

Cisco to buy Meraki for $1.2bn

US pivots, China bristles



Mr Obama is keen to point out that his first foreign visits since the election aren't a mistake, they're a message, writes Mark Mardell.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Death toll jumps in Gaza conflict


Israel maintains air strikes on Gaza and militants continue to fire rockets into Israel as the fifth day of unrest becomes the deadliest so far.

Mumbai farewell for Bal Thackeray

Hundreds of thousands of mourners fill the streets of Mumbai for the funeral of Hindu nationalist politician Bal Thackeray, who died on Saturday.

Optimism in 'fiscal cliff' talks

Saturday, November 17, 2012

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The remains of a ship believed to have sank about 90 years ago has been uncovered by the near-hurricane force winds of Sandy.

Shipwreck Uncovered By Superstorm Sandy

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The remains of a ship believed to have sank about 90 years ago has been uncovered by the near-hurricane force winds of Sandy.



Shipwreck Uncovered By Superstorm Sandy abcnews.go.com

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The job market appears to continue to improve as hiring is expected to increase 5 percent for new college graduates.

Israel Targets Hamas Headquarters abcnews.go.com

It was one of several Hamas buildings and homes targeted, part of Israel's continuing effort to destroy the group's command and control structure as speculation mounts over an Israeli ground invasion.

ABC News

Pelosi’s position puts her directly at odds with GOP House Speaker John Boehner, who said tax rate hikes would be ”unacceptable."

Do We Really Need A Second Inauguration? www.npr.org

Post-election pomp and circumstance seem to be in our national DNA, but there have been some low-key inaugurals, including during the Great Depression and World War II. With a looming fiscal cliff, is this the

The Best Pictures of the Week: November 9 – November 16
LightBox
TIME.com lightbox.time.com

From escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and austerity riots in Europe to the flooding of Venice and murmurations of

Lucille Bliss has passed away at the age of 96, but her voice lives on through iconic cartoon characters like Smurfette of “The Smurfs” and more recently Yagoda from the film “Avatar.”



Animation World Loses Voice of Smurfette: Lucille Bliss Dies at 96 abcnews.go.com

ABC News

The remains of a ship believed to have sank about 90 years ago has been uncovered by the near-hurricane force winds of Sandy.
The remains of a ship believed to have sank about 90 years ago has been uncovered by the near-hurricane force winds of Sandy.

The remains of a ship believed to have sank about 90 years ago has been uncovered by the near-hurricane force winds of Sandy.

From the Gaza Strip to the flooding of Venice, our best photos of the week

http://ti.me/XN52As (via @TIMEPictures)   From the Gaza Strip to the flooding of Venice, our best photos of the week
http://ti.me/XN52As (via @TIMEPictures)  

Friday, November 16, 2012

Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof


writes from Syria: "The United States certainly shouldn’t send boots on the

ground. But there are steps we can take to save lives, hasten an end to the war,

reduce the risks to the region and protect American interests as

well."You can subscribe to Mr. Kristof's updates on Facebook here:Egyptians back under-fire Gaza

Egypt's leaders promise to support Gaza against Israeli attacks, as Tel Aviv is targeted by Gaza militants for a second day.

source close to ex-CIA Director David Petraeus tells Fox News that he is expected to tell Congress he believed the Libya attack was terrorism within the first 24 hours and that he suspected an Al Qaeda affiliate was behind it, a version that conflicts with his earlier statement and those of the Obama administration.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

If you can't beat him, impeach him? What do you think of the latest right-wing attempt to take down President Obama? Comment (in 140 characters or less) so we can share on The Ed Show! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/impeach-obama-robocall-campaign_n_2132682.html


If Sen. McCain wants answers on Benghazi,

why is he skipping briefings on it? Comment (in 140 characters or less) so we can share on The Ed Show! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/15/john-mccain-benghazi-briefing_n_2138973.html

Petraeus


scandal: When did 'Duty, Honor, Country' become 'Debutantes, Hors doeuvres,

Custody ?

If Sen. McCain wants answers on Benghazi,

why is he skipping briefings on it? Comment (in 140 characters or less) so we can share on The Ed Show! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/15/john-mccain-benghazi-briefing_n_2138973.html

Petraeus scandal: When did 'Duty, Honor, Country' become 'Debutantes, Hors d’oeuvres, Custody?'

http://ti.me/PXinD0




Revisiting the cost of the Bush tax cuts

www.washingtonpost.com

The frequently cited figure of $1.35 trillion for the 2001 tax cuts is likely overstated — but not by much.



Iraq war will cost more than World War II

www.csmonitor.com

Iraq war, now winding down with US troop exit by December, has cost more than $800 billion so far. But ongoing medical treatment, replacement vehicles, etc., will push costs to $4 trillion or more.



Did Liberals Cause the Sub-Prime Crisis?

prospect.org

The idea started on the outer precincts of the right. Thomas DiLorenzo, an economist who calls Ron Paul "the Jefferson of our time," wrote in September that the housing crisis is "the d

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-moore/a-nation-of-village-idiot_b_127340.html

A Nation of Village Idiots

www.huffingtonpost.com

Don't let them tell you this economic meltdown is a complicated mess. It's not. Our national financial crisis is readily understood by anyone who has seen greed and hypocrisy.

Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, top right, has emerged at the center of the scandal surrounding ex-CIA Director Petraeus, bottom right, after 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails between her and Gen. John Allen are uncovered. She also allegedly received harassing emails from Petraeus' mistress, Paula Broadwell.
Tampa socialite Jill Kelley contacted this agent, a friend, over harassing emails ... and so it began ending with resignation of CIA director David Petraeus


FBI agent linked to Petraeus scandal identified

www.cbsnews.com

Agent Humphries went to the Bureau to help a friend and started a case that accidentally uncovered affair

Israeli jets, drones hit targets in wake of Hamas chief’s assassination http://wapo.st/U1hUQr

Israel launches air offensive against militants in the Gaza Strip

wapo.st

Move aims to cripple the capabilities of Gaza militants who fire rockets into southern Israel, officials say.

Gaza rocket fire kills Israelis

Three Israelis are killed by rocket fire from Gaza, where 11 Palestinians have died in Israeli air strikes amid escalating cross-border violence.

China anoints Xi as new leader

Xi Jinping is confirmed as the man to lead China for the next decade, as reformists miss out on membership of the top decision-making body.Israel battles Hamas rocket blitz

Egypt Warns of 'Out of Control' Escalation
Israel Conflict Plays Out on Social Media

Israel Says Syrian Rebels Control Villages Near Golan Heights
VIDEO: Top Hamas Commander Killed in Strike

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

director David Petraeus from the exposure of an affair with biographer Paula
A shared, secret Gmail account failed to protect CIA
email
privacy what

Petraeus needed to know

The government can't just wander through your emails


just
because they'd like to know what you're thinking or doing," Stewart Baker, a
former assistant secretary at the Homeland Security Department who's now in
private law practice, told the Associated Press. "But if the government is

investigating a crime, it has a lot of authority to review people's emails
http://prospect.org/article/did-liberals-cause-sub-prime-crisis




Israel is bombing Gaza, and blocking most of the attempts at retaliation.



Intense missile fire continues to be exchanged, with at least 10 dead in Gaza, including the military leader of Hamas.



An IDF spokesman said, "If I was high up in Hamas, I would be looking for shelter deep underground right now."

...



Meanwhile, via Israel Radio, Hamas swore a response, saying, "Tel Aviv will be on fire tonight."



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· Breaking: Nancy Pelosi will continue to serve as the House Democratic Leader, she announced today. The former Speaker has led the party in House of Representatives for ten years.






Pelosi Will Remain as House Democratic Leader

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Caucus members broke into chants of "Two more years!" when Pelosi made the announcement.

Breaking: Nancy Pelosi will continue to serve as the House Democratic Leader, she announced today. The former Speaker has led the party in House of Representatives for ten years./l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2FOTUS%2Fnancy-pelosi-remain-leader-house-democrats%2Fstory%3Fid%3D17709663&h=wAQFYgoTc&s=1

Pelosi Will Remain as House Democratic Leader abcnews.go.com

Caucus members broke into chants of "Two more years!" when Pelosi made the announcement.

Extramarital affair ? Thats impossible the dude is a christian conservative, an American hero   The Israeli military said today its Air Force targeted and killed the top military commander of the Palestinian militant group Hamas

Israel Assassinates Hamas Commander in Aerial Barrage abcnews.go.com

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Holds First Press Conference Since Election http://abcn.ws/live



On which issue are you more eager to hear Obama speak at his press conference today? The Petraeus scandal or the Fiscal Cliff?

"As Lyndon Johnson said, the two things that make leaders stupid are envy and sex," writes Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd

Reputation, Reputation, Reputation www.nytimes.com

David Petraeus, the spymaster who could not keep his salacious secrets.

Extramarital affair ? Thats impossible the dude is a christian conservative, an American hero   "As Lyndon Johnson said, the two things that make leaders stupid are envy and sex," writes Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd.

Reputation, Reputation, Reputation www.nytimes.com

David Petraeus, the spymaster who could not keep his salacious secrets.

Family Conversations Online Chat www.aarp.org

Elinor Ginzler, aging and independent living expert, will host a live online chat from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14., about having difficult family

.The wooden choreography of the Chinese Communist Party’s 18th congress, now under way in Beijing, strikes Chinese and foreign observers alike as an oddity in a country that in many other ways is changing so fast http://econ.st/ZCrOt6


Recalling better days

econ.st

In the days of Mao Zedong, party congresses took place in secret, with no news released until they were over.   Lacquerous, a brand-new nail polish sharing company, combines the rental aspect of Rent the Runway with the subscription model of Birchbox.



For a flat rate each month, individuals can receive bottles of the highest-quality polish — such as Tom Ford, Chanel, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana.



Would you use this service? Let us know in the comments.

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In this anti-ownership era, anyone one can have anything for a limited time only. We bike share, Zipcar, and Netflix our way

  If the U.S. can’t resolve its looming budget problems, the fallout could plunge the entire world economy into a chasm. Will the Global Economy Tumble Off America’s Fiscal Cliff?

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If the nation’s top spy or his mistress — a counterintelligence expert — couldn’t keep their private email messages truly private, then who can?



Online Anonymity Nearly Impossible, Petraeus Emails Show abcnews.go.com

The Petraeus sex scandal rocked Washington, bringing down one of the most respected military minds of his generation,

The dude is an american hero, a christian conservvative

Despite a devastating loss last week, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan rejected Democratic claims of a mandate to raise tax rates on the wealthy.



Ryan Says Obama Has No Tax Mandate abcnews.go.com

ABC's Jonathan Karl Has First Network Interview with Former VP Candidate

If the nation’s top spy or his mistress a counterintelligence expert couldn’t keep their private email messages truly private, then who can?     • ABC News

The two brothers were arrested Tuesday and if convicted Andy Ashkar could face up to 25 years for felony criminal possession and stolen property. Nayel Ashkar could face 15 years for grand larceny and conspiracy to commit fraud.





NY Brothers in $5M Lottery Scam, Police Say

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• ABC Two brothers have been charged with attempted grand larceny and conspiracy after they waited six years then claimed a $5 million lottery scratch-off ticket that they allegedly scammed from a customer at their family’s convenience store in Syracuse, N.Y. Andy Ashkar, 34, still claims that he brou... ABC News

‎"Who knew? We were married, and apparently now that [Garofalo's 'husband'] is getting married for real, his lawyer dug up something,” Garofalo said.





Janeane Garofalo Unwittingly Married for 20 Years

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Alcohol-fueled nuptials in Las Vegas aren’t known for their longevity, but the comedian bucked the trend.




o

Marcie Otto I love Janeane! This sounds just like her! My husband says our wedding wasn't legal cuz he had his fingers crossed! LOL



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Marcie Otto I love it when people are calling other people "moron" and spell it maroon....LOL Wow, just wow....what did Janeane do to any of these people....get a life, people!!!! Nasty, nasty and no classy, classy......



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Qaeda chief rejects nation states, U.N. as conflict mediator http://reut.rs/QcQisy


PM e motorista são baleados em tentativa de arrastão na Zona Norte do Rio. http://migre.me/bPRFG

Report: In 2009, 20.3% of nursing homes billed Medicare for a more expensive treatment than was provided. http://on.wsj.com/TYx88W





Colbert's super PAC says good night http://bit.ly/TDvRSG

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

If this scandal didn't involve Rupert Murdoch, his sensational-obsessed headline writers likely would be having a field day.




Murdoch and his son, James, were summoned to give evidence before the Leveson Inquiry. The negative attention garnered by the scandal eventually reached



If this scandal didn't involve Rupert Murdoch, his sensational-obsessed headline writers likely would be having a field day.

Murdoch and his son, James, were summoned to give evidence before the Leveson Inquiry



Victoria's Secret has apologized for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model for its annual fashion show, after the outfit was criticized as a display of ignorance toward tribal culture and history.

WE NEED SOCIAL MARKET ECONOMY, REFORMED CAPITALISM ...... Social justice reaches beyond redistribution

Extramaritall Affair ? The dude is an American hero, a christian conservative


Thats impossible
States with the highest tallies at last check:




Texas  77,090 signatures

Louisiana 29,309 signatures

Florida 22,873 signatures

Georgia 21,783 signatures

Alabama 21,183 signatures



ABC News

A Texas petition to secede has tallied over 25,000 signatures, reaching the threshold for comment from the White House.
    "The Tea Party Patriots declared war on the Republican establishment after moderate establishment Republican Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, criticized the Republican Party for hand-picking a Beltway elite candidate who did not campaign forcefully on America's founding principles and said the "presidential loss...is unequivocally on them."

“For those of us who believe that America, as founded, is the greatest country in the history of the world – a ‘Shining city upon a hill’ – we wanted someone who would fight for us,” Martin said. “We wanted a fighter like Ronald Reagan who boldly championed America’s founding principles, who inspired millions of independents and ‘Reagan Democrats’ to join us, and who fought his leftist opponents on the idea that America, as founded, was a ‘Shining city upon a hill." Tony

Victoria's Secret has apologized for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model for its annual fashion show, after the outfit was criticized as a display of ignorance toward tribal culture and history.

Extramarital affair

That's impossible the dude is a christian republican, an american hero

Myth #5 about two-term presidents: A president's legacy is defined by what happens in a second term. http://wapo.st/ZjBp7Z  


Less than a week after President Obama's reelection, an online petition calling for Texas to secede from the Union has gained enough signatures to prompt a response from the White House.



Obama calls world leaders who hailed his re-election http://reut.rs/THfMuV






White House want Mitch McConnell to be majority leader?
BREAKING NEWS: The FBI is investigating emails between ISAF Commander Gen. John Allen & Jill Kelley, woman involved in Gen. Petraeus scandal.




The Department of Defense has put his NATO Supreme Allied Commander nomination on hold. MORE SOON AT HTTP://CBSNEWS.COM/

Jill Kelley has been called the other other woman involved in the scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus. Kelley received and reported email threats from Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' alleged mistress. The emails prompted the FBI investigation that ultimately brought Petraeus' infidelity to light.



WHO IS JILL KELLEY? http://cbsn.ws/X3OIfl (via CBS This Morning)

That's impossible

The dude is a christian conservative, an american hero





There is a “distinct possibility” that the investigation into Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is connected to the investigation that led to the resignation of Petraeus, says a defense official. See the latest details in the scandal. http://on.cnn.com/W5tjwc





W5tjwc

Petraeus scandal engulfs general












The Pentagon is investigating its top commander in Afghanistan for "inappropriate" emails to a woman in the Petraeus scandal, officials say.









Fatal floods spread across Italy









Heavy flooding in Italy kills four people in Tuscany, reports say, as downpours cause power cuts and transport disruptions.









Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, top right, has emerged at the center of the scandal surrounding ex-CIA Director Petraeus, bottom right, after 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails between her and Gen. John Allen are uncovered. She also allegedly received harassing emails from Petraeus' mistress, Paula Broadwell.

































Jill Kelley has been called the other other woman involved in the scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus. Kelley received and reported email threats from Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' alleged mistress. The emails prompted the FBI investigation that ultimately brought Petraeus' infidelity to light.





















WHO IS JILL KELLEY? http://cbsn.ws/X3OIfl (via CBS This Morning)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fragata


Lo anunció Timerman. Dijo que los abogados de Cancillería ya están en Hamburgo, donde funciona esa corte. Insistió en que el embargo, a instancias de un fondo buitre, es violatorio de convenciones internacionales.





The Leonid meteor shower will peak twice this year, on Saturday morning (Nov. 17) and again on Tuesday morning (Nov. 20). http://oak.ctx.ly/r/17kt



Photographer Chris Grohusko captured this view of the 2001 Leonid meteor shower in Southern New Mexico.

Hill Newspaper


House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R N.Y.) on Monday said he found the FBI investigation that uncovered former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair a “crisis” of “major proportions.”

Rep. Peter King calls Petraeus affair a ‘crisis’ of ‘major proportions’

thehill.com

King’s remarks come as lawmakers have raised questions about why they or President Obama were not informed sooner that the nation’s top intelligence officer was being investigated by the FBI.






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Les Aaron

Hillary Clinton, Leo Panetta, Gen Petraeus, Timothy Geithner and perhaps the AG will be leaving government shortly leaving us with exposure in our protections agency and State Department and the Treasury. Hillary deserves a rest and the rest, well, it all depends how you think about the job they've done. For me, their going represents an opportunity to re-establish links with the middle class by sound appointments that reflect our best interests.




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CNN

See the details of former CIA Director David Petraeus’ resignation. Was resigning the right thing to do? http://on.cnn.com/SfhuSA



Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October CNN.com

www.cnn.com

House majority leader Eric Cantor talked to an FBI official in late October about former CIA Director David Petraeus' involvement in an affair, a spokesman for the congressman told CNN Sunday.





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The New York Times

Lawmakers with authority over intelligence and national security expressed consternation on Sunday that the F.B.I. investigation that led to the resignation of David Petraeus as director of central intelligence could have been conducted without the knowledge of officials in the White House or Congress: http://nyti.ms/SHgO9g



The incident “could have had an effect on national security,” Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, a Democrat and the intelligence committee chairwoman, said. "We should have been told."



Officials Say F.B.I. Knew of Petraeus Affair in the Summer

www.nytimes.com

F.B.I. agents recognized the stakes of any investigation tied to David H. Petraeus, the C.I.A. director who resigned Friday, but were wary of



Gen. Petraeus admitted to having an extramarital affair with high-profile journalist, (after FBI investigation uncovers it), in a statement after submitting a letter of resignation to President Barack Obama.



Paula Broadwell affair comes to light after David Petraeus resigns
World
News
National Post

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David Petraeus abruptly resigned Friday as director



I wouldn't doubt that it is true there is a right-wing conspiracy theorist who actually BELIEVES THIS. Conspiracy theorists tend to be nuts anyway, and a RIGHT-WING one would be SUPER NUTS.



WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The scandal involving former C.I.A. director David Petraeus took a startling twist today, as a leading right-wing conspiracy theorist claimed that Gen. Petraeus initiated his affair with author Paula Broadwell last year to avoid testifying about Benghazi this week.

“Petraeus is a master of strategy, capable of playing several chess moves ahead,” said Harland Dorrinson, who has a website. “Clearly, he knew it would be handy to be embroiled in an extra-marital affair if the situation in Benghazi someday went south and he was forced to testify about it.”

Two days after the abrupt resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, more details are emerging about the chain of events that led to his departure. Sources say the downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus was rooted in jealously.

via CBS Evening News



"LIKE" if you agree that former General and CIA Director David Petraeus shoulld be forced to testify at the Congressional hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attack that starts next week

Extra marital affair

Extramarital affair

That's impossible the dude is a christian republican, an american hero

She is the beauty





As details emerge about David Petraeus' affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, members of Congress say they want to know more about the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren't told sooner: http://usat.ly/TEGTqC



More on Broadwell: http://usat.ly/TEHwAf



(Photo by ISAF/Getty Images)



Extramarital affair

That's impossible the dude is a christian republican, an american hero

She is the Beauty



Two days after the abrupt resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, more details are emerging about the chain of events that led to his departure. Sources say the downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus was rooted in jealously.

via CBS Evening News







Two days after the abrupt resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, more details are emerging about the chain of events that led to his departure. Sources say the downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus was rooted in jealously.

via CBS Evening News

Extramarital affair

That's impossible the dude is a christian republican, an american hero

She is the Beauty



President Obama has many motivations to strike a new tone as he begins his second term at the White House in January.





Lawmakers with authority over intelligence and national security expressed consternation on Sunday that the F.B.I. investigation that led to the resignation of David Petraeus as director of central intelligence could have been conducted wit...

hout the knowledge of officials in the White House or Congress: http://nyti.ms/SHgO9g



The incident “could have had an effect on national security,” Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, a Democrat and the intelligence committee chairwoman, said. "We should have been told."





Officials Say F.B.I. Knew of Petraeus Affair in the Summer









Bush was more interested in Iraq and spent 4 trillion dollars to arrest saddadn and to elect Karzai, but Iraq didnt have WMD an Army and never attacked the US





"This is no time for fatalism or forgetting. While victims are still digging out, while the costs are still adding up, now is the time to set big things in motion," writes Op-Ed columnist Bill Keller. Read Mr. Keller’s suggested leadership to-do list, which seeks to restore the New York area in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and to protect the area from similar storms.



A New Manhattan Project

nyti.ms

The misery of Hurricane Sandy has created a fleeting moment of political will, a chance to assure the survival of our greatest metropolis.



House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-N.Y.) on Monday said he found the FBI investigation that uncovered former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair a “crisis” of “major proportions.”

Rep. Peter King calls Petraeus affair a ‘crisis’ of ‘major proportions’

thehill.com

King’s remarks come as lawmakers have raised questions about why they or President Obama were not informed sooner that the nation’s top intelligence officer was being investigated by the FBI.

See the details of former CIA Director David Petraeus’ resignation. Was resigning the right thing to do? http://on.cnn.com/SfhuSA

See the details of the allegation against Kevin Clash, the puppeteer and voice of the popular Sesame Street character:

http://on.cnn.com/Sfoqzg





Grab David Frum's new Newsweek ebook, 'Why Romney Lost,' for an insider's forthright analysis that offers a bold, hopeful plan for Republican success in the years ahead. It's already #1 in the Kindle store for politics! Grab it now for $3.99, it'll make perfect weekend reading material. Promise. [Click here to buy on Kindle or iBooks -> http://nswk.ly/Zdw9CQ]





Should Hillary run in 2016?



Hillary in 2016!

nswk.ly

Campaign fatigue? Get over it. The jockeying for the next presidential run is already well underway.



Sunday, November 11, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: President Barack Obama will win Florida, CNN projects. http://on.cnn.com/S8VAR5 It was the only state that had remained uncalled in the presidential race. With the state’s 29 electoral votes, the final nationwide tally is 332 electoral votes for Obama, 206 for Mitt Romney. Obama reached the needed 270 electoral votes for victory shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, based on CNN projections. Romney called the president to concede about an hour later. In 2008, by comparison, when Obama also won Florida, he had a total of 365 electoral votes to John McCain’s 173 electoral votes. Long lines at polling places, lengthy ballots and a large number of absentee ballots delayed the final count in Florida.


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'Super-Earth' Alien Planet May Be Habitable for Life oak.ctx.ly

Astronomers have detected an exoplanet that may be capable of supporting life as we know it — and it's just a stone's throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things.



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David Petraeus stepped down on Friday as head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), citing an extramarital affair. What is striking about the departure of General Petraeus is not his reason for leaving, but that his going is no big deal http://econ.st/TS6caY

"If we’re serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. And that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes," Obama said earlier while addressing the fiscal cliff crisis http://on.cnn.com/TgOuvm .
'Radical overhaul needed' at BBC


A "radical, structural overhaul" of the BBC is needed in the wake of the resignation of the director general over a child abuse report, BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten says.

Israel fires 'warning' into Syria

Israeli forces say they have fired warning shots into Syria after a mortar round fired from Syria exploded in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.



The resignation Friday of decorated Gen. David Petraeus as CIA Director, who admitted to an extramarital affair, came as a shock to both political parties; Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis spoke with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius about the legacy of Gen. Petraeus

Saturday, November 10, 2012

HISTÓRICA MOVILIZACIÓN EN TODO EL PAÍSMoyano advirtió que Cristina "ningunea" los reclamos


El jefe de la CGT cuestionó la actitud de la presidenta frente al 8N y tras advertir que parece vivir en una "especie de burbuja que no le permite ver la realidad", vaticinó que "los reclamos se van a ir profundizando".



1. The final electoral college tally now stands at 332 Obama, 206 Romney. With the Sunshine State’s addition, Obama has taken all eight states ABC News listed as a “toss up” heading into the election, including hard fought battles in Ohio and Virginia.






Four Days After Election, Obama Wins in Florida

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Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Four days have passed since President Barack Obama took enough of the electoral college to

1. David H. Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, resigned on Friday after issuing a statement saying that he had engaged in an extramarital affair. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment ...

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Petraeus Steps Down as C.I.A. Chief, Saying He Had Affair

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David H. Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, resigned on Friday, saying he had shown “extremely poor judgment” after 37 years



1. After a four-day count of Florida's ballots, President Obama was declared the winner of the state's 29 electoral votes by a razor-thin edge over Mitt Romney





Obama wins Florida; Electoral votes 332 to 206 - CBS News

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War opens in GOP over immigration

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A war has opened within the GOP over whether to embrace immigration reform in the wake of President Obama’s thumping of Mitt Romney among Hispanic voters.



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Four Days After Election, Obama Wins in Florida

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Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Four days have passed since President Barack Obama took enough of the electoral college to secure a second



1. TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT AL GORE

Four days after the election, President Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. Obama was declared the winner after the state finished counting its votes Saturday, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College.



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Obama wins Florida; Electoral votes 332 to 206 - CBS News

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Colleague calls Petraeus' resignation 'the honorable thing to do': http://on.cnn.com/SWjKlL

China derides U.S. "Cold War mentality" towards telecoms firm Huawei http://reut.rs/UeREy5

Rep. Bono Mack concedes House race to Democratic foe - http://wp.me/p4HKM-16Dd

Waffle House CEO accused of sexual improprieties by former personal assistant http://on.cnn.com/TivDAg

How President Obama built his #election2012 victory and where it leaves the GOP: http://on.wsj.com/ZgGePz VIDEO (fixed typo)

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ORCA, Mitt Romney’s high-tech get-out-the-vote program, crashed on Election Day - The Boston Globe www.bostonglobe.com









Mitt Romney’s voter-turnout operation suffered a meltdown on Election Day, resulting in a crucial 90-minute “buckling” of the program in Boston and the inability of some campaign









As the rest of India celebrates Hinduism's festival of lights on Tuesday, witch doctors known as “tantriks” will sneak into the country's dark corners to kill some of its rarest and most majestic birds of prey.























Diwali marks a supposedly auspicious time for the sacrifices of threatened and even critically endangered owls, which are believed to curry favor from the goddess of wealth.





















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Americans Against the Tea Party and 6 others shared a link.





















Ohio’s GOP Secretary of State Already Has A Plan To Rig The 2016 Election For Republicans thinkprogress.org









Last year, Pennsylvania’s Republican Gov. Tom Corbett proposed rigging the Electoral College vote in his state through a plan that would have given the majority of the







President Obama called on Congress on Friday to reduce the deficit in “a balanced and responsible way” in his first public remarks since winning reelection.


Obama says deficit plan must include higher taxes for wealthy

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The president said Congress should extend the current tax rates for 98 percent of Americans, but raise taxes on households with annual income of more than $250,000.

Breaking: CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair.

Petraeus resigns as CIA chief over extramarital affair

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Patraeus announced the decision in a letter to President Obama released Friday after telling the president the news on Thursday.

President Obama called on Congress on Friday to reduce the deficit in “a balanced and responsible way” in his first public remarks since winning reelection.

Obama says deficit plan must include higher taxes for wealthy

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Friday, November 9, 2012

For 20 years, under Reagan and the Bushes, the national debt increased compared to GDP every single year. Ronnie tripled it Clinton balanced the budget and left us with a surplus Bush ruined it in 5 years. Obama is doing a very good job the best he can under the circumtances. “If we’re serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. And that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes,” Obama said earlier while addressing the fiscal cliff crisis http://on.cnn.com/TgOuvm .




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Obama: I'm open to compromise - CNN.com Video www.cnn.com

The president addresses the fiscal cliff crisis and says he will work with both major parties to come to a solution.

CIA's Petraeus quits over affair


CIA director David Petraeus resigns from his post because of an extra-marital affair, saying he has shown "extremely poor judgement".

CIA Boss Cites Extramarital Affair

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CIA Director David Petraeus announced his resignation Friday, admitting to an extramarital affair, which Fox News has learned was with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, and was revealed over the course of an FBI investigation.

The Tea Party Helped Obama Defeat the GOP


A federal tort reform is unconstitutional



UK to end financial aid to IndiaThe UK is to cease giving direct financial support to India by 2015 in recognition of its status as a major economic force, focusing instead on technical assistance.

Obama campaign senior strategist David Axelrod said Thursday that if he were a Republican billionaire who donated to the conservative super PACs during this election, he would want his money back.

Axelrod: Election shows PACs ‘can’t buy the White House’



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Speaking to reporters on a conference call two days after Obama won reelection, Axelrod said one key takeaway of the presidential race and other congressional races, is the ineffectiveness of the super PACs.

Carter flew 77 missions over Europe during World War II. He was among the 33 men who were the first African-American fighter pilots in U.S. history.
Election leaves Republicans at a loss for answers CNN.com


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Listening to Republicans try to explain how they lost this week's election reveals a party struggling to define itself.





Boehner: 'ObamaCare is the law of the land'

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Republicans' defeat in the presidential race and their failure to claim the Senate all but ensures the future of President Obama's signature law.

Restore sanity, arrest Glen Beck, deport Murdoch, cancel Fox Pseudo News




Bush was more interested in Iraq and spent 4 trillion dollars to arrest Saddan and to elect Karzai but Iraq didnt have WMD an Army and never attacked the US

"Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, a task of perfection our union moves forward." Obama

Republicans destroyed the worlds economy thats why they changed their official name to the Grand Old Bag Party, what a shame.



Tax cuts (3 TRILLION DOLLARS) deregulations and Bush's wars (4 trillion dollars) / collapse



The worst financial crisis since the Great Depression



Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) suggested Thursday that he will no longer push to repeal healthcare reform, calling it "the law of the land."

Boehner: 'ObamaCare is the law of the land'

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Republicans' defeat in the presidential race and their failure to claim the Senate all but ensures the future of President Obama's signature law
Restore sanity, arrest Glen Beck, deport Murdoch, cancel Fox Pseudo News




Bush was more interested in Iraq and spent 4 trillion dollars to arrest Saddan and to elect Karzai but Iraq didnt have WMD an Army and never attacked the US

"Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, a task of perfection our union moves forward." Obama

Republicans destroyed the worlds economy thats why they changed their official name to the Grand Old Bag Party, what a shame.



Tax cuts (3 TRILLION DOLLARS) deregulations and Bush's wars (4 trillion dollars) / collapse



The worst financial crisis since the Great Depression



Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) suggested Thursday that he will no longer push to repeal healthcare reform, calling it "the law of the land."

Boehner: 'ObamaCare is the law of the land'

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Republicans' defeat in the presidential race and their failure to claim the Senate all but ensures the future of President Obama's signature law

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fuerte protesta contra el Gobierno: una multitud rodea el Obelisco y hay movilizaciones en todo el país












Una multitud está reunida en pleno centro de la Capital. Además, hay concentraciones en las principales esquinas de cada barrio. También en las ciudades más importantes del Interior. La convocatoria fue efectuada a través de las redes sociales.





















Cristina no viaja a la Cumbre de Cádiz









Es por recomendación de sus médicos. Dijeron que es para evitarle un "esfuerzo adicional en su agenda" y evitar un posible "jet lag por la diferencia horaria" existente entre ambos países.









Obama campaign senior strategist David Axelrod said Thursday that if he were a Republican billionaire who donated to the conservative super PACs during this election, he would want his money back.























Axelrod: Election shows PACs ‘can’t buy the White House’









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Speaking to reporters on a conference call two days after Obama won reelection, Axelrod said one key takeaway of the presidential race and other congressional races, is the ineffectiveness of the super PACs.









Dozens killed in Guatemala quake









Thirty-nine people are killed and many more missing after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast, the president says.









Greece MPs back austerity cuts









Lawmakers in Greece narrowly back a fresh round of austerity measures, despite violent protests across the country.









CNN takes over Empire State Building:











Watch the height of the red (Romney) and blue (Obama) lights for CNN's electoral vote projections. If you take a photo, tag it #cnnelection and you could be part of our coverage!









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World reacts: Reaction to the re-election of Barack Obama is coming in fast and from from all over the world - like this image from LL Cool J. Follow along on our live blog. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/06/world/us-election-world-reacts-live-blog/index.html





















Berlusconi Convicted and Sentenced for Tax Fraud









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Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister, was sentenced to four years in prison on charges stemming from dealings in his Mediaset business







Fuerte protesta contra el Gobierno: una multitud rodea el Obelisco y hay movilizaciones en todo el país











Una multitud está reunida en pleno centro de la Capital. Además, hay concentraciones en las principales esquinas de cada barrio. También en las ciudades más importantes del Interior. La convocatoria fue efectuada a través de las redes sociales.





















Cristina no viaja a la Cumbre de Cádiz









Es por recomendación de sus médicos. Dijeron que es para evitarle un "esfuerzo adicional en su agenda" y evitar un posible "jet lag por la diferencia horaria" existente entre ambos países.





















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James Bond is back, with a cast and director Manohla Dargis calls "spectacular."




What a Man! What a Suit!

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Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in “Skyfall,” a playful 007 movie with exotic locales, an island fortress and a fight on a moving train.





Quotation of the Day: "It is time to sit down practically and say where are we going to add pieces to our coalition. There just are not enough middle aged white guys that we can scrape together to win. There’s just not enough of them." Tom Davis, former Republican member of Congress.

James Bond is back, with a cast and director Manohla Dargis calls "spectacular."



What a Man! What a Suit!

nyti.ms

Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in “Skyfall,” a playful 007 movie with exotic locales, an island fortress and a fight on a moving train.





Quotation of the Day: "It is time to sit down practically and say where are we going to add pieces to our coalition. There just are not enough middle aged white guys that we can scrape together to win. There’s just not enough of them." Tom Davis, former Republican member of Congress.

Tax the Rich



Deficit Rx : 1) Tax the Rich 2) Tax Corporations 3) Tax Capital Gains as Income. 4) Raise Soc Sec Tax Cap. 5) Tax Inheritance. 6)End the Wars



The Bush administration squandered the surplus of the Clinton years, yet prominent pundits pretend that the two parties share equal blame for our debt problems...

Tax cuts : 3 trillion dollars, Bushs wars : 4 trillion dollars and deregulations the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Gop's dictionary. 51 million people without HCI = freedom, democracy, the rule of law, civilization



In terms of promoting economic growth and creating jobs the Bush tax cuts have been a miserable failure.





James Bond is back, with a cast and director Manohla Dargis calls "spectacular."

Americans Against the Tea Party ..Teabaggers don't want to raise the debt ceiling unless spending is cut even though they raised it for their Lord and Savior GWB 7 times? Ok in exchange for not raising it: 100% IMMEDIATE REPEAL of Bush tax cuts for the top 5%, Immediate revocation of all taxpayer subsidies for big business, Immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, IMMEDIATE revocation of all church tax-exempt status. Deal?

Tax the Rich



Deficit Rx : 1) Tax the Rich 2) Tax Corporations 3) Tax Capital Gains as Income. 4) Raise Soc Sec Tax Cap. 5) Tax Inheritance. 6)End the Wars



The Bush administration squandered the surplus of the Clinton years, yet prominent pundits pretend that the two parties share equal blame for our debt problems...

Tax cuts : 3 trillion dollars, Bushs wars : 4 trillion dollars and deregulations the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Gop's dictionary. 51 million people without HCI = freedom, democracy, the rule of law, civilization



In terms of promoting economic growth and creating jobs the Bush tax cuts have been a miserable failure.

Sanders: Oil speculators behind high gas prices
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I VT) says that the soaring gas prices are the fault of oil speculators on Wall Street. “Ten years ago oil speculators controlled about 30 percent of the oil futures market,” Sanders explained. “Today Wall Street speculators control over 80 percent of that market.” “Their sole f

.. The complete and utter irrationality and irresponsibility of the Republican Party's actions. For America's sake, the GOP must be destroyed

David Frum: U.S. toys with future shock in debt stare-down
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I’m trying to think of an economic precedent even remotely comparable to an abrupt hit-the-wall 44% cut in federal government spending, as would happen if Washington is forced to shut down by a failure in debt talks. The closest I can imagine and it is not very close is the defense build-down at

· Given the stamp of constitutional approval by the Supreme Court last spring and the re-election of the president Tuesday night, it is clear that some form of "Obamacare" is here to stay at least for four more years.

· 1) A FEDERAL TORT REFORM IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL WITHOUT AN AMENDMENT 2) NATIONAL COMPETITION IS IMPOSSIBLE

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· Just wanted to demonstrate that a) federal tort reform is unconstitutional

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· Given the stamp of constitutional approval by the Supreme Court last spring and the re-election of the president Tuesday night, it is clear that some form of "Obamacare" is here to stay at least for four more years.

Al Gore backs Occupy Wall Street, globalpost

Former Vice President Al Gore on Wednesday offered his support for the Occupy Wall Street protests taking place in New York City and around the country. In a blog post, Gore wrote that he has been following news of the protests for several weeks "with both interest and admiration."...

‎'Obamacare' Passes Latest Court Test

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Federal appeals court rejects Virginia's challenge to Obama's health care law, saying the state doesn't have standing to file suit, as the law inches closer to a Supreme Court review.



Tax the Rich



Deficit Rx: 1)Tax the Rich 2) Tax Corporations 3) Tax Capital Gains as Income. 4) Raise Soc Sec Tax Cap. 5) Tax Inheritance. 6) End the Wars

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The Bush administration squandered the surplus of the Clinton years, yet prominent pundits pretend that the two parties share equal blame for our debt problems...

Tax cuts : 3 trillion dollars, Bushs wars : 4 trillion dollars and deregulations = the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Gop's dictionary. 51 million people without HCI freedom, democracy, the rule of law, civilization



In terms of promoting economic growth and creating jobs the Bush tax cuts have been a miserable failure. Tax the Rich
With the election over, attention in Washington has turned to the nation's debt and deficit challenges most immediately $600 billion worth of expiring tax breaks and automatic spending cuts. Both the president and congressional leaders are signaling a willingness to work together to avoid a fiscal cliff.


Opening Lines Set For A Deal To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

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"Hard to be sure Sometimes I feel so insecure And love so distant and obscure Remains the cure ..." - Eric carmen


I'm strong, because I've been weak. I'm fearless, because I've been afraid. I'm wise, because I've been foolish.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others who succeed make it happen!

Analysis: Obama may now seek to make deeper mark on high court http://reut.rs/VUmmOD

President Barack Obama's long-term economic to-do list: http://on.wsj.com/Z0u4dv

Surprise! Polls show 47 - 49% of Miami Cubans voted for Obama. What? Yes, read this piece by my pal Fabi Santiago. http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/07/3086875/cuban-american-support-for-obama.html …

Advogada Carla Cepollina é absolvida pela morte do coronel Ubiratan. http://migre.me/bF8Ri

Source: Giffords to attend Loughner sentencing. http://on.cnn.com/Umfuhx

@britneyspears Voted for Arin until my fingers hurt! GO ARIN! :D #VoteArin #xfactor #Britneyteens

Indeed, he is doing a good job !

Obama 64 40 Romney CNN projects Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island for Obama.

How will Obama's victory affect your portfolio? Where to put your money now: http://on.wsj.com/TLwxr6 via @MarketWatch



Breaking: Bank of England leaves interest rates, stimulus program unchanged. http://on.wsj.com/PG3Ye7

At least 18 killed in Afghan bomb attacks: officials http://reut.rs/PZ0Nj2

In TV interview, President al-Assad says he was made to "live and die" in #Syria. http://on.cnn.com/RKgwQ0

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Greece MPs back austerity cuts


Lawmakers in Greece narrowly back a fresh round of austerity measures, despite violent protests across the country.

Greece MPs back austerity cuts

Lawmakers in Greece narrowly back a fresh round of austerity measures, despite violent protests across the country.

Dozens killed in Guatemala quake

Thirty-nine people are killed and many more missing after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast, the president says.



Dad's Army star Clive Dunn dies

Actor Clive Dunn, best known for his role as Lance Corporal Jones in Dad's Army, dies at the age of 92.

An examination of the exit polls sheds light on how a president facing unemployment near 8 percent, debt topping $16 trillion and mounting questions over the Libya terror attack was able to win a second term in office.


Obama’s win Tuesday night came from a strong showing among core Democratic constituencies, being more likeable than his opponent, and an economy that voters felt is doing well-enough to give him another four years. Also, the president’s response to Hurricane Sandy in the final days of the campaign was an important factor to many voters.

Obama’s key groups made the difference -- both in their makeup of the electorate and, for the most part, their strength of support for him.

Non-whites made up 28 percent of the electorate, up a bit from 27 percent in 2008. This group largely backed Obama: 71 percent of Hispanics (it was 67 percent last time), and 93 percent of blacks (down a touch from 95 percent).

Republican challenger Mitt Romney won among white voters by 20 percentage points. That’s up from John McCain’s edge of +12 points in 2008. In addition, the share of votes cast by whites was lower (72 percent) than it has been going back to at least 1992.

Click to read the exit polls.

Young voters were important to giving Obama his first term. Voters under age 30 showed up again this time: They represented 19 percent of all voters, one point higher than the 18 percent in 2008. Even so, they didn’t back him as strongly this time: 60 percent -- down six points.

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Young Voters

Obama 60%

Romney 37%

Seniors backed Romney by 56-44 percent, mostly unchanged from 2008.

Meanwhile, more Democrats than Republicans voted, 38-32 percent. In 2008, Democrats also outnumbered Republicans by 39-32 percent.

Almost all Democrats supported the president (92 percent). That support was equaled among Republicans for Romney (93 percent).

Forty-five percent of independents backed Obama, down from 52 percent last time. Half of this swing group preferred Romney (49 percent).

Marital status was a more significant factor than gender this year. Women, a traditional Democratic voting group, backed Obama by 11 points -- about the same as by 13 points in 2008. Even so, married women backed Romney by 7 points (an improvement from McCain’s +3 showing).

Men backed Romney (52-45 percent), and married men backed him by an even wider margin (60-38 percent).

Romney was successful in energizing his base: conservatives accounted for 35 percent of all voters today, one-point higher than in 2008. And he captured 82 percent of them (McCain got 78 percent). White born-again Christians made up 26 percent of the voters today and 78 percent favored Romney (for McCain it was 74 percent).

In addition, white Catholics went for Romney by a margin of 59-40 percent. This is a group that has historically backed the winner.

About four voters in 10 say Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy was important to their vote (42 percent), and they backed the president by a better than two-to-one margin. Fifteen percent said it was the “most important” factor in their vote.

Mood of the Country

Obama’s victory comes despite voter dissatisfaction with how things are going in the country, mediocre economic ratings and a majority opposing his health care plan.

Less than half of voters think the country is headed in the right direction (46 percent). Fifty-two percent say things are going in the wrong direction. Still, that’s an improvement from the 75 percent who thought so in 2008.

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Direction of the Country

Right Direction 46%

Wrong Track 52%

For reference, when former President George W. Bush won re-election in 2004, it was 49 percent right direction and 46 percent wrong track.

Voters who said the country is on the right track went for Obama (93-6 percent), while those who said things are going in the wrong direction went solidly for Romney (84-13 percent).

Overall, 23 percent rate the condition of the nation’s economy positively (2 percent “excellent” and 21 percent “good”). That’s three times as many as the 7 percent who rated it positively in 2008.

Fully 77 percent of voters gave a gloomier assessment (45 percent “not so good” and 31 percent “poor”).

Almost all Republicans (96 percent) and most independents (80 percent) gave the economy a thumbs-down, as did 58 percent of Democrats.

Voters are also divided over whether the economy is getting better or worse (39-30 percent).

Obama benefited from more voters blaming Bush (53 percent) than him (38 percent) for current economic conditions.

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Blame For Current

Economic Problems

Obama 38%

Bush 53%

Twenty-five percent said they are better off today than four years ago -- almost identical to the 24 percent who felt that way in 2008. More -- 33 percent -- said they are worse off now. Another 41 percent say there has been no change in their family’s financial situation.

Most of those saying they are better off today voted to re-elect the president (84-15 percent). Those who are worse off sided with Romney by 80-18 percent.

Results on the role of government favored Romney. Fifty-one percent said they prefer smaller government with fewer services, while 43 percent prefer larger government.

These divided views translate into clear vote preferences: voters who want the government to do less backed Romney by a whopping 50-point margin, and those that want it to do more went for Obama by 65 points.

A 54-percent majority approves of President Obama’s job performance, while 45 percent disapprove. Almost all of those who approve voted for him today (89 percent), just as those that disapprove backed his challenger (94 percent).

In addition, 19 percent of voters felt “angry” about the Obama administration and 30 percent were “dissatisfied but not angry.” At the other end of the spectrum 24 percent felt “satisfied, but not enthusiastic,” and 25 percent felt “enthusiastic.”

On the Issues

There’s no doubt the economy is the top issue for voters -- here’s what they say is the biggest economic problem they’re personally facing. Voters saying unemployment is the biggest problem sided with Romney. Those who say rising prices go to Obama.

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Most Important Economic Issue

Unemployment 38%

Rising Prices 37%

Taxes 14%

Housing Market 8%

Romney had a one-point edge on doing a better job on the economy and likewise on the federal budget deficit (+2).

More voters trust Obama than Romney to handle an international crisis (+7 points) and think he would better handle Medicare (+8 points).

Nearly half of voters -- 49 percent -- think all or part of Obama’s health care law should be repealed -- something Romney had said he would do. Forty-four percent want to keep or expand the law.

A plurality agrees with Obama on what should happen with income tax rates: 47 percent think taxes should increase only on income over $250,000. Some 13 percent say taxes should increase on everyone, while 35 percent don’t think anybody’s taxes should increase.

The Candidates

More voters like Obama: 53 percent have a favorable opinion of him, while 47 percent have a positive view of Romney.

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Opinion of Obama

Favorable 53%

Unfavorable 46



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Opinion of Romney

Favorable 47%

Unfavorable 50%

And by 53-43 percent voters think Obama is “in touch” with people like them.

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In Touch With People Like You

Obama is 53%

Romney is 43%

People looking for empathy in a candidate mostly back Obama (81-18 percent). Those looking for a candidate who shares their values went for Romney (55-42 percent), as did those who wanted someone with a vision for the future (54-45 percent).

Finally, Obama successfully painted Romney as someone whose policies would favor the rich -- 53 percent of voters thought that. Almost all voters think Obama’s policies favor the middle class (44 percent) or poor (31 percent).

COLORADO

President Obama won Colorado, a battleground state that he also won in 2008, with the help of Hispanics and independents.

Colorado has a large Hispanic population -- the state ranks sixth in the United States. Hispanics gave the president more support than in 2008 when he received 61 percent to McCain’s 38 percent.

Colorado

Hispanics

Obama 74%

Romney 25%

White evangelicals also put their support behind the Republican candidate. Colorado is home to James Dobson one of the most influential spokesmen for the conservative movement and its social positions behind the white evangelical movement in the United States. In 2008, white evangelicals supported the Republican candidate John McCain by 76 percent to Obama with 23 percent.

Colorado

Evangelicals

Obama 23%

Romney 74%

In 2008, independents in Colorado gave their support to Obama by 54 to 44 percent for Arizona Sen. John McCain. Tonight, that support dropped significantly -- by 11 points -- and Mitt Romney won that important group.

Colorado

Independents

Obama 43%

Romney 50%

Obama won with the support of Colorado’s voters who identified themselves as moderates. But his support with this group was down significantly from 2008. Obama won moderates in his first bid for the White House 63 percent to 34 percent for Senator McCain.

Colorado

Moderates

Obama 50%

Romney 45%

FLORIDA

The race is tight in Florida and a winner had not been called as of this writing. Unemployment and home foreclosure rates are high there, but half the voters blame George W. Bush for current economic problems.

Florida

Blame For Current

Economic Problems

Obama 42%

Bush 51%

Independents were 33 percent of the voters in Florida. They split 50 percent for Obama, 48 percent for Romney. In 2008, independents favored Obama 52 percent to 45 percent, giving him a 7 percentage point advantage.

Florida

Independents

Obama 50%

Romney 48%

Almost one-in-five (17%) Floridian voters is of Hispanic descent. But in Florida there's a sizeable Cuban-American population -- distinct from other parts of the country. They went slightly for Romney.

Florida

Cuban-American Voters

Obama 47%

Romney 50%

However Hispanics of non-Cuban descent went for Obama.

Florida

Non-Cuban Hispanic Voters

Obama 68%

Romney 32%

Obama did very well among blacks as well. Romney won among white voters.

Florida

White voters

Obama 38%

Romney 61%

Florida has the highest percentage of seniors of all states. They were almost one-quarter of all voters. They favored Romney by 16 percentage points.

Florida

Seniors

Obama 42%

Romney 58%



IOWA

Obama started his presidential career winning the Iowa caucuses in 2008 and he ended his campaign there on Monday night. While Obama won young voters in most states, here he did okay among seniors as well, splitting them 50-50 with Romney.

Iowa

Seniors

Obama 50%

Romney 50%

More Iowans describe themselves as moderate than liberal or conservative. Obama carried moderates easily.

Iowa

Moderates

Obama 63%

Romney 35%

Romney didn’t gain any votes with his position on abortion. A majority of voters think abortion should be legal. Obama outscored Romney on being better able to handle the economy, Medicare, energy policy and being in touch.

OHIO

Since 2004, Ohio has flip-flopped in its support for the presidency between the Republican and Democratic candidates. In 2008, Obama won by five points. In 2004, Ohio voters supported the Republican presidential candidate, George W. Bush, over Democrat John Kerry by two percentage points. Tonight, Obama carried the state for the second time.

Ohio voters are more likely to blame the country’s current economic conditions on former President George W. Bush than Obama. Ohio has an unemployment rate of seven percent, which is below the national average of 7.8 percent. It also ranks 10th in foreclosures.

Ohio

Blame For Current

Economic Problems

Obama 40%

Bush 51%

Voters in union households increased their support for the president by five points (it was 56-43 percent in 2008).

Ohio

Union Households

Obama 61%

Romney 37%

Almost six in 10 Ohio voters approved of the federal bailout of U.S. automakers. Of those voters who approved of the bailout, 75 percent supported Obama, while 24 percent went for Romney.

Ohio

U.S. Auto Bailout

Approve 59%

Disapprove 36%

Romney drew a great deal of his support from white men, winning that group by 62-36 percent. In 2008, the Republican John McCain received 53 percent to 45 percent for Obama.

Ohio

White Men

Obama 36%

Romney 62%

VIRGINIA

In 2008, Obama was the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Virginia in more than 40 years and tonight, he did it again.

Virginia has fared better than most states in the past four years, with an unemployment rate at two percentage points below the national average. Still, Virginia voters said the economy was their top issue.

Virginia

Top Issue: Economy

Obama 47%

Romney 51%

Goode 1%

Voters who said the economy was the most important issue broke almost evenly between the two candidates: 47 percent Obama to 51 percent Mitt Romney -- and 1 percent for Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party candidate.

Among college educated voters, Obama did well. He won that group in 2008, and this time with an increase in support of two percentage points.

Virginia

College Graduates

Obama 53%

Romney 46%

Obama’s second win in Virginia was largely due to the support he received from women and black voters.

Virginia

Women

Obama 54%

Romney 45%

Virginia

Black Voters

Obama 93%

Romney 6%

Independents in 2008 narrowly supported the president. This time they broke for the Republican candidate.

Virginia

Independents

Obama 43%

Romney 53%

Veterans and active military split their support evenly between the two candidates.

Virginia

Veterans and Active Military

Obama 49%

Romney 49%

WISCONSIN

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is from Wisconsin. Just over half there have a favorable opinion of him. That wasn't enough to carry the ticket to victory in a state that last went Republican in 1984.

Wisconsin

Opinion Of Paul Ryan

Favorable 52%

Unfavorable 43%

Women played an important role in the president’s victory in Wisconsin. They favored him 57 percent to 42 percent for Romney.

Wisconsin

Women

Obama 57%

Romney 42%

Young voters were another strong group for Obama, splitting 59 percent to 38 percent for Romney.

Wisconsin

Young voters

Obama 59%

Romney 38%

More than half the voters approved of the federal government’s aid to U.S. automakers. Those voters strongly backed the president. Those who disapprove of the auto bailout went for Romney just as strongly.

Wisconsin

U.S. Auto Bailout

Approve 53%

Disapprove 39%

Methodology

Edison Research conducted this exit poll for Fox News and interviewed 26,565 voters as they left randomly selected polling places around the country.





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US President Barack Obama pledges to reach across the political divide as he basks in a clear election victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

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Mitt Romney has failed to beat his Democrat rival Barack Obama.

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Republican Mitt Romney has failed to beat his Democrat rival Barack Obama, despite lingering dissatisfaction with the economy.

So where did it go wrong for Mr Romney in the race for the White House? And what does the future hold for the Republican party going forward?

Bridget Kendall reports.

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