Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Bush Administration destroyed the worlds economy. Tax cuts (3 trillion dollars) deregulations and Bush's wars (4 trillion dollars)> the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Reaganomics , Raping America since 1981.




The U.S. spends more on defense than the next 10 countries combined. The Bush Administration spent 4 trillion dollars to arrest Saddan and to elect Karzai. It is guilty as charged the world's superpower. This has, among other fruits of a Pax Americana, kept Europe peaceful, Asia mostly stable, the seas secure for trade and the U.S. safe for nearly 70 years. The Obama defense retrenchment will save some money

Monday, January 28, 2013

French troops 'surround Timbuktu'


French-led troops in Mali have surrounded the historic city of Timbuktu, after capturing the airport from militant Islamists, officials say.

Bipartisan Immigration Deal Reached

AP

A bipartisan group of senators will announce an agreement on framework for future legislation to rewrite immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.

Three held over Brazil club fire

Brazilian police arrest three people in connection with a fire at a nightclub that killed 231 people in the southern city of Santa Maria on Sunday.

.President Obama has begun to wield the power of the executive to press forward with a second-term agenda that delights the left and terrifies the right.


Washington and business brace for an Obama wave of regulations - The Hill's RegWatch

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When he said "we must act" in his inaugural address last week, liberals cheered him on, and conservatives saw that the electoral earthquake of     1. Ada Bryant, 97, married Robert Haire, 86, in Hockessin, Del. on Saturday. The bride is keeping her name.





Ada Bryant, Robert Haire — Weddings

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The bride, 97, and the groom, 86, met at a retirement community in Wilmington, Del.



1. At 84 the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, author of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (just revived on Broadway), talks of his life and works, and doesn't mince words





Q&A: Playwright Edward Albee - "Sunday Morning" - CBS News Video



Bipartisan Immigration Deal Reached


 AP

A bipartisan group of senators will announce an agreement on framework for future legislation to rewrite immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

In weekly addresses, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., calls on Senate to pass a budget, while President Obama touts financial oversight nominees


GOP slams Dems for failure to pass budget CBS News

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kathleen Parker doesn't want to see women in combat:




"Arguments against women in direct combat have nothing to do with courage, skill, patriotism or dedication. Most women are equal to most men in all these categories and are superior to men in many other areas, as our educational graduation rates at every level indicate. Women also tend to excel as sharpshooters and pilots.



But ground combat is one area in which women, through quirks of biology and human nature, are not equal to men - a difference that should be celebrated rather than rationalized as incorrect." http://wapo.st/XHIVGW

Boston.com

Mourners of a 88-year-old World War II veteran and fast-food fan made a final trip to a Burger King in Pennsylvania today to get him one last burger before he went to his final resting place. The staff prepared a burger for all 40 mourners and the deceased. Read more: http://bo.st/W7qpLFThe real reason Sarah Palin split from Fox News? A souring relationship with the CEO and a less-than-generous contract offer: http://yhoo.it/VpcXEp



Will you miss Palin's analysis on the network? Do you think she has any future as a major player in the Republican party?

Friday, January 25, 2013

PepsiCo says it is removing a controversial ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, from Gatorade following customer complaints. A spokeswoman for the company said the move was in the works for the past year and wasn't a response to a recent petition on Change.org - AP




Gatorade removing controversial ingredient after customer complaints

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The petition on Change.org noted that the ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, has been patented as a flame ‎"They poo enormous amounts absolutely everywhere and have eaten every plant possible."



A couple from East Sussex, England, are desperate to find the owner of 28 lost sheep that are wreaking havoc in their garden.



The stray flock was placed with the family in the middle of the night, while the police searched for the owner, but no-one has come forward to claim them




President Obama will name long-time aide and deputy national security adviser Denis McDonough to be his next White House chief of staff: http://usat.ly/W4w5G7

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-then-now-pictures-html,0,6274618.htmlstory







Some appointments made by President Barack Obama for federal charges during a recess of the Congress, without Senate confirmation. they were declared unconstitutional by a federal court of appeals in United States. What do you think?

http://on.cnn.com/WZ0h1c (Translated by Bing) SC JS

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Sec. of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after facing down Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations committee this morning AP

Mrs. Clinton is holding up to right-wing hackery !

Sen. Rand Paul tells Sec. of State Hillary Clinton "had I been president and found you did not read the cables from Benghazi and from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post."

How would describe Rand's statements and Clinton's response at today's hearing on Benghazi ?

• Republicans broadly endorsed a new bill that suspends the federal debt limit, allowing the government to borrow as much money as it needs through May 18, 2013

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DEBT LIMIT

House passes bill to suspend debt limit U.S. debt limit vote set for Wednesday; Obama likely to sign

How many times did President George W. Bush raise the debt ceiling ?

Answer: 7 times.

The measure now moves to the Senate.

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Sen. Harry Reid says filibuster reform is on the way, but will it go far enough?

FALHA DE BUSH NO CASO 11 DE SETEMBRO

George Bush warned 7 times of threat from Bin Laden months before Sept 11

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear before Senate (9 a.m.) and House (2 p.m) committees today to answer questions about Benghazi

Senate hearing

Four memorable moments from Clinton’s testimony

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Avoiding an economic showdown with President Obama, the House on Wednesday passed legislation to suspend the nation’s statutory borrowing limit for three months. The measure included a provision that would dock the pay of lawmakers if one of the chambers of Congress failed to pass a budget blueprint by April 15.

Avoiding an economic showdown with President Obama, the House on Wednesday passed legislation to suspend the nation’s statutory borrowing limit for three months. The measure included a provision that would dock the pay of lawmakers if one of the chambers of Congress failed to pass a budget blueprint by April 15.

How your representative voted

House Votes to Extend Debt Limit to May, Averting Fight

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The measure, which includes a provision to dock the pay of lawmakers if a budget blueprint is not passed by April 15, was approved 285 to 144.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi attack before Senate panel.

Hillary Clinton on Benghazi: "I do feel responsible"

In emotional testimony before Senate, Secretary of State cites "personal" commitments to improving State

Boehner: Obama’s goal is to ‘annihilate’ the Republican Party

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House approves bill to defuse debt ceiling

A Republican bill passed by the House would prevent the risk of a U.S. default for a few months. Senate passage is likely.



Ending decades old police allows women to serve as infantrymen or in special ops, like Navy SEALS, if they pass physical tests

The U.S. military will end its policy of excluding women from combat, officials said.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will announce Thursday plans to open combat jobs and direct combat units to female troops, multiple officials confirmed

Women could soon be serving on the front lines Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

Panetta opens combat roles to women

Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

The U.S. military will end its policy of excluding women from combat, officials said.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will announce Thursday plans to open combat jobs and direct combat units to female troops, multiple officials confirmed

Panetta lifts ban on women in combat

• Full Prepared Transcript: Secretary Clinton Testifies On Benghazi

Video Playback: Secretary of State Clinton emotionally discusses victims of the Benghazi raid

• Full Prepared Transcript: Secretary Clinton Testifies On Benghazi

Secretary of State Clinton emotionally discusses victims of the Benghazi raid

The Bush White House Was Deaf to 9/11 Warnings

The U.S. military is ending its policy of excluding women from combat and will open combat jobs and direct combat units to female troops. “We will eliminate the policy of ‘no women in units that are tasked with direct combat,’” a senior defense official says. But the officials caution that “not every position will open all at once.” For more on the planned change in policy, check out CNN’s Security Clearance blog

Military to open combat jobs to women security.blogs.cnn.com

The U.S. military is ending its policy of excluding women from combat and will open combat jobs and direct combat units to female troops, CNN has learned.

The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat. It's a move that many have fought for -- including Iraq veteran Jane Blair. Last year Blair "dispelled" five myths about women in combat: http://wapo.st/VkxQk9

Her truths:

1. Women are NOT too emotionally fragile for combat.

2. Women are NOT too physically weak for the battlefield.

... 3. The presence of women DOES NOT cause sexual tension in training and battle.

4. Male troops will NOT become distracted from their missions in order to protect female comrades.

5. Women CAN lead men in combat effectively.See More

5 myths about women in combat trib.al

‎'It’s about time!' Young female vets celebrate new era for women in combat

Women who rode into Iraq during the 2003 Coalition invasion or who withstood on-base mortar attacks that killed other U.S. troops raucously cheered news of the impending lift of the female-combat ban, shouting the same three spirited words: “It’s about time!”





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What do you think of the Pentagon's move? Clinton Lashes Out in Libya Defense

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back against claims the administration misled Americans on the nature of the deadly Benghazi terror attack during a Senate hearing asking: 'What difference, at this point, does it make?'

The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat. It's a move that many have fought for including Iraq veteran Jane Blair. Last year Blair "dispelled" five myths about women in combat: http://wapo.st/VkxQk9

Her truths:

1. Women are NOT too emotionally fragile for combat.

2. Women are NOT too physically weak for the battlefield.

... 3. The presence of women DOES NOT cause sexual tension in training and battle.

4. Male troops will NOT become distracted from their missions in order to protect female comrades.

5. Women CAN lead men in combat effectively.

The U.S. military to open combat jobs to women, including special operations forces and infantry.

The toxic legacy of the Cold War

The Soviet military dumped tonnes of radioactive hardware in Russia's Arctic, including an intact nuclear submarine. Laurence Peter reports on the recovery of a potential time bomb.

North Korea Vows Nuclear Test

AP

North Korea's top military body pledges to conduct a nuclear test in response to this week's UN Security Council resolution condemning its December rocket launch and expanding sanctions.

Women in combat: Pentagon to overturn military ban

Women could assume combat roles in the US army for the first time as early as this year, following a landmark decision by defense secretary Leon Panetta to lift a military ban on women serving on the frontline.

1. John Kerry may be next Secretary of State. Tune in as Senate committee considers his nomination live:

North Korea vows nuclear test and threatens U.S.

1. Obama is attempting to recast progressivism every bit as ambitiously as Reagan did with conservatism:

Free to read: Hillary Clinton was by turns emotional and fiery as she faced GOP lawmakers over Benghazi.

Hillary Clinton hits back at Republicans over Benghazi

Jan. 23: Republican lawmakers hammered Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the attacks in Benghazi and the Secretary hit

Joy-Ann Reid on the Benghazi hearings: "I think a lot of Republicans thought this was their opportunity to public take down Hillary Clinton ahead of a [presidential] run that she hasn't even announced."

Why do they have such a bloodlust for Mrs. Clinton?

UN inquiry into drone killings

"Accountability and reparation" are needed when drone strikes go wrong, says the UN, as it announces an inqJordan refugee crisis 'critical'

There has been a huge leap in the numbers of Syrian refugees arriving in Jordan, the UN says, putting a considerable strain on resources.

uiry into the impact on civilians.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey formally signed a memo today to rescind a 1994 military ban on women serving in combat.

"It's clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military," Panetta said. "If members of our military can meet the qualifications for the job, then they should have the right to serve regardless of creed or color or gender or sexual orientation."

More on Panetta and Dempsey's remarks:

US removes military ban on women in combat

Sergeant Crystal Groves, a U.S. Marine, stands in formation during a ceremony for the 235th birthday of the Marines on Nov. 10, 2010, at Camp Delaram in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Military Warned to Maintain Readiness as Women Move Toward Combat abc

Both Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Charman Gen. Martin Dempsey said they believe the move will strengthen the U.S. military force. Do you agree?

Do you support the proposed ban?

Dems reintroduce bill to ban military-style assault weapons

The "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013" is a much more far-reaching proposal than the federal ban that expired in 2004. All the pollsters say that the party led by Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s incumbent prime minister, is set to win the most seats in a general election on January 22nd, and that he will probably, after the haggling that usually lasts several weeks, keep his post at the head of a nationalist-religious coalition government econ.

· Rep. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, has said he doesn't think women are physically capable of combat duty. “It's nature -- upper body strength and physical movements and speed and endurance and so forth." Where do you stand?

For more on women in combat, watch Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s announcement

Former troops say time has come for women in combat units

For women who have already seen combat, it is a decision that is well overdue. But for the skeptics, it is a setback that will damage the military.

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South Korean officials believe that when North Korea next conducts a nuclear test, it will be a small one. That is nothing to be reassured about. On January 24th, the threat of a test became all the more ominous when North Korea reacted vehemently to a UN Security Council resolution two days earlier stiffening sanctions against the regime over its rocket launch

Nuclear reaction

North Korea has said it would carry out another nuclear test as part of an “all-out action” targeted at America.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Clinton Lashes Out in Libya Defense


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back against claims the administration misled Americans on the nature of the deadly Benghazi terror attack during a Senate hearing asking: 'What difference, at this point, does it make?'

Clinton Lashes Out in Libya Defense

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back against claims the administration misled Americans on the nature of the deadly Benghazi terror attack during a Senate hearing asking: 'What difference, at this point, does it make?'





EU leaders warn Cameron over

poll



Germany and France warn UK Prime Minister David Cameron that

Britain cannot pick and choose the terms of its EU membership after he announces

a referendum







Clinton takes

on Benghazi critics, warns of threats



Hillary Clinton takes on critics of her handling of the deadly September

terrorist attack in Libya, but distances herself from a direct role in

Sen. John McCain: Clinton's testimony so far "not satisfactory to me." http://on.cnn.com/WfCYE5

North Korea to boost nuclear deterrent after U.N. rebuke http://reut.rs/VrySan

Clinton: The core of al Qaeda "certainly has been" decimated. http://on.cnn.com/WfCYE5

Suicide bomber kills 22 inside Iraqi Shi'ite mosque http://reut.rs/10IowrG

Sen Durbin to Clinton: "You can't solve a problem by throwing money at it, unless the problem is lack of money."

Op-Docs: ‘Gospel of Intolerance’ http://nyti.ms/XzSKGM

The New York Times"The New York Times ‏@nytimes

Senator Rand Paul to Clinton: "I would have relieved you of your post." http://nyti.ms/10IVWX2


Sen. Rand Paul says he would have fired Hillary Clinton over #Benghazi attack. http://on.cnn.com/WfCYE5





U.S. debt limit vote set for Wednesday; Obama likely to sign http://reut.rs/VrF4PC

· The Reagan era is really over. Breaking news about filibuster reform. And another GOP scheme to rig elections! (AP Photo)




Check out tonight's The Ed Show playbook (http://on.msnbc.com/XwX9K3) and let us know if you'll be watching at 8pET on MSNBC! FULL CIRCLE: Last week, we published a story about a Vietnam veteran who gave President Obama the patch from his uniform as a good luck charm during the 2008 election. The patch became one of Obama's favorite momentos. Today, the two of them reunited -- at the White House. http://wapo.st/10QsjEh



The original story: http://wapo.st/10QsjEl

Today's update: http://wapo.st/Xx4N7d

A video interview with Earl Smith: http://wapo.st/Xx4ObeSen. Harry Reid says filibuster reform is on the way, but will it go far enough? http://politi.co/TizvG9 (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)



Comment (in 140 characters or less) and we might share it right now on The Ed Show!

o DC is a little horrid thing. He wants to privatize everything and everything will cost more.

o DC is a little horrid thing. He wants to privatize everything and everything will cost more.



Monday, January 21, 2013









President Obama began his second term with an unapologetically liberal inaugural address, calling on Americans to work together to preserve entitlements, address climate change and extend civil rights.



In Address, Obama Highlights Equal Rights And Government's Role

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U.S. drone strike kills four Qaeda militants in Yemen -sources http://reut.rs/13VulBC  Al Qaeda claims assassination of Sunni lawmaker in Iraq http://reut.rs/WyI0Jw 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

President Obama was sworn into office today just before noon, officially beginning another four-year term. “I did it,” Obama said to his youngest daughter, Sasha, after being sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. (AP photo) Story: http://bo.st/13U18qS


BREAKING: The San Francisco 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl. Despite being down for three quarters of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, the 49ers fought back in the fourth quarter, snaring a 28-24 victory and the NFC championship. San Francisco will play in the Super Bowl against the winner of tonight's AFC championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots.

Iraq protester sets himself ablaze in anti-government rally http://reut.rs/Xtf2sV


Follow the latest updates on President Obama's second #inauguration with our live coverage: http://on.wsj.com/10u7EVw #inaug2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Algeria siege 'ends in bloodshed'


Eleven hostage takers and seven hostages die as Algerian troops launch a final raid on the gas plant where foreign workers were held captive, local media say.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls perpetrators behind hostage standoff at natural-gas site 'terrorists,' after one American dies during raid and questions arise over Algeria's decision to avoid assistance from Western countries.

House GOP Agrees to Vote On Extending Debt Ceiling

Eric Cantor proposes a three-month deal on the debt ceiling, but some Democrats are calling it a trap. And are Republicans becoming a regional party? (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)





New polling should be a wake-up call for GOP. Is it too late for them to reverse course? http://bit.ly/10FLXTo (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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G Beck is a rising star in stand up comedy

Friday, January 18, 2013

NASA engineers have launched a software contest to help them squeeze as much power as possible from the wing-like solar arrays on the International Space Station. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1x9h




Space shuttle Atlantis captured this photo of the ISS and the moon on July 19, 2011, during NASA's final shuttle mission STS-135.





See the raw beauty of New Zealand in our latest image gallery. How could volcanic and earthquake activity shape this region in the near future?



Have you recently journeyed to the place that gave Lord of the Rings it's fantasy landscapes? Post your thoughts on your trip below?



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Ladies and gentlemen, the next President of the United States!



Like the post if you like the new official presidential portrait (official White House Photo by Pete Souza) ahead of the inauguration!

What do you want President Obama to accomplish in his second term, whether or not you voted for him? Tell us w/ #next4years.

Extreme no more: Snowboarding may have reached its peak
http://ti.me/VwpUto (via @TIMEBusiness)

China-Japan Island Dispute Escalates to Air http://nyti.ms/Xkalm1

Start shooting #Legends Monday and a lingerie scene is first up.nothing like starting your week with dread.

Katie Couric ‏@katiecouric

Strong opinions from today's guests on Lance Armstrong's admission-"If it's possible people feel worse about him than they ever did" Do you?

Start shooting #Legends Monday and a lingerie scene is first up.nothing like starting your week with dread.

Reading article on @GwynethPaltrow in redbook in a waiting room.I can't help it.I think that woman is amazing!

Crabs feel pain. Does that mean we should rethink eating them?
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Foreign energy companies in Algeria began evacuating workers and increasing security. http://on.wsj.com/Wlg8IH   Obama campaign to transition to a nonprofit. Will take corporate, but not PAC money: http://wapo.st/Se0TDh



We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, and discipline.



Obama's inauguration limo to carry D.C. 'taxation without representation' license plate
http://ti.me/10lxBGC

New term, new hairdo: Michelle Obama debuts bangs
http://ti.me/YdoWpm (via @TIMEStyle)

Islamist militants pushed out of key city in Mali.
Poll: Majority of Americans back stricter gun laws


www.cbsnews.com

A new CBS News/New York Times poll found that Americans back the central components of President Obama's new



JUST IN: "Dear Abby" advice columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips has died at age 94.



OBITUARY: http://cbsn.ws/13IpN1C





Live Now: Oprah's exclusive interview with Lance Armstrong on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Our live updates and a link to streaming video of the interview are at the link below. "The truth isn't what I said," said Armstrong as the discussion began.



Lance Armstrong Speaks to Oprah Winfrey

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The Lede is rounding up online reaction to Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey in real-time, with fact-checking and context provided by Times reporters Juliet Macur and Sarah Lyall.   As President Obama prepares to take the oath of office for a second term, his team, including Joseph R. Biden Jr. and David Axelrod, looks back at the four years that brought them to this point. Told in their own voices, the story is, unsurprisingly and perhaps out of necessity, a romantic one.



Obama’s First Term: A Romantic Oral History

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Members of Obama’s first administration learned a humbling lesson in Washington realpolitik, but they remember it more like a   Study reveals how concussions can trigger depression
http://ti.me/VsxW6n (via @TIMEHealthland)

Democrats in Congress Split Over Approach to Gun Laws http://nyti.ms/XjCcmi   Netanyahu Set to Win Israel Vote, but Losing Steam http://nyti.ms/U5Z2Am



Free to read: Genetic information stored anonymously in databases doesn't always stay that way. http://on.wsj.com/10DojH8

Palestinians despair over likely Netanyahu win
http://ti.me/13LdnGf (via @TIMEWorld)   Does Ben Affleck, who went from an early front-runner to a late-season underdog with “Argo,” feel snubbed by the Oscars?



Watch our interview with Mr. Affleck and meet his character’s real life inspiration, Tony Mendez: http://bit.ly/WbvlMz



Vote for, share and keep track of your Oscar favorites: http://nyti.ms/13IZhFh



A Snub by Oscars? Affleck Has an Answer

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Ben Affleck was not prepared for going from early front-runner to late-season underdog with “Argo.”



Click on the link, then slide the bar across the presidents' faces to see what a few years in office can do to a person: http://wapo.st/13JlQZE



Are Lance Armstrong's transgressions something we can forgive?



Can you forgive Lance Armstrong?

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Bill Clinton's been there. So has Martha Stewart. Michael Vick, too. How fallen stars earn forgiveness ... or not.   Study reveals how concussions can trigger depression
http://ti.me/VsxW6n (via @TIMEHealthland)

Democrats in Congress Split Over Approach to Gun Laws http://nyti.ms/XjCcmi

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Sunday the Second Amendment leaves open the possibility of gun control legislation 'Limitations' possible for gun control Antonin Scalia: There Are 'undoubtedly' limits to a person's Right.
Sen. Rand Paul on Executive Orders: 'Obama May Have This King Complex Developing' http://bit.ly/10CKFsh




"I'm afraid that President Obama may have this king complex sort of developing, and we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen."



Do you agree with Rand Paul??

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Obama is asking Congress to implement mandatory background checks for all gun purchases, not just from licensed dealers; reinstate a ban on some assault-style weapons; ban high-capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds; and crackdown on illicit weapon trafficking.


• Obama is asking Congress to implement mandatory background checks for all gun purchases, not just from licensed dealers; reinstate a ban on some assault-style weapons; ban high- magazines holding more than 10 rounds; and crackdown on illicit weapon trafficking.capacity

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


• President Obama just signed 23 executive actions on gun control. Read them: http://wapo.st/10c97Qf





READ: Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence

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President Obama today unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence in America through an extensive package of legislation and executive actions not seen since the 1960s. Find out more: http://abcn.ws/UsRQgw

ABC News

Two U.S. officials tell ABC News that Americans are among the hostages held following the attack on a BP joint venture natural gas field in Algeria.




• BREAKING NEWS: President Obama calls for sweeping new gun laws, including universal background checks, restoration of a ban on military-style assault weapons and a 10-round magazine limit.



FULL DETAILS: http://cbsn.ws/13DEqDg

WATCH LIVE: http://cbsn.ws/live

• BREAKING NEWS: President Barack Obama called for background checks on all gun sales, whether in stores or at auctions and conventions, as part of efforts to prevent gun violence. http://on.cnn.com/QZYZDc

• President Obama today unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence in America through an extensive package of legislation and executive actions not seen since the 1960s. Find out more: http://abcn.ws/UsRQgw

• Just curious. During this last Presidential election, I ended a long-term friendship. To be honest, I think this person was more engaged in our friendship than I was, but it got to the point that I couldn't stand the bigotry wrapped up in pretty Christian paper. I liked her enough when politics weren't involved, but her core beliefs which were so far from mine really became apparent this election cycle. So, my question... would you end a friendship over political differences? http://www.rolereboot.org/culture-and-politics/details/2012-10-why-its-ok-to-end-a-friendship-over-political-differ
Obama is asking Congress to implement mandatory background checks for all gun purchases, not just from licensed dealers; reinstate a ban on some assault style weapons; ban high capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds; and crackdown on illicit weapon trafficking.

“Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?” the narrator says in the video.


NRA Ad Calls Obama 'Elitist Hypocrite' Ahead of Gun Violence Plan abcnews.go.com

As the White House prepares to unveil a sweeping plan aimed at curbing gun violence, the National Rifle Association has launched a preemptive, personal attack on President Obama.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/29/antonin-scalia-guns_n_1715969.html



The Hill Newspaper shared a link.

Obama to offer sweeping restrictions on firearms - The Hill thehill.com

President Obama on Wednesday will offer sweeping new gun restrictions — including a proposed ban on assault weapons that herald a fierce battle with gun-rights advocates on Capitol Hill.




French set for Mali ground combat



French troops are set for their first major ground combat with Islamist rebels in Mali after heading out from the capital, Bamako.



Helicopter 'crashes into London crane'



Two people are killed and nine are injured when a helicopter crashes into a crane at the top of a building in Vauxhall in central London.

Obama to unveil gun control plan

Foreigners 'abducted' in Algeria

Facebook unveils social search tools

Children 'may grow out of autism'

Japan PM in South East Asia push

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1). Scrap all poverty-based entitlements, and cut taxes 50%;




2). Put the judicial branch and IRS in charge of mitigating neediness using family courts, penalty fines and surtaxes on the relatives

1). Scrap all poverty-based entitlements, and cut taxes 50%;

2). Put the judicial branch and IRS in charge of mitigating neediness using family courts, penalty fines and surtaxes on the relatives

Members of Congress are already knocking down the president's gun legislation without even knowing what's in it.



Share the post if you think that's shameful!

• "Emotional doesn't begin to describe the intensity or difficulty (for Armstrong) in talking about these things," Winfrey told CBS This Morning. "All these people wondering if he goes there and answers things ... I think you will come away, too, that he brought it. He really did."





Oprah: Armstrong 'ready' to talk in 'intense' interview

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Winfrey, after taping an interview Monday with disgraced U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong, said on CBS This Morning on Tuesday she got so much from her 2 1/2 hours that she



• The Guardian

Theresa May has approved radical overhaul of police pay and conditions - including a £4,000 cut in pay for new constables to £19,000 a year.



"Ill-conceived", or a vital modernisation? Share your views in the comments section below.



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Brian Smillie thats a joke ! .....same job = same pay !


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Jackie Price How will this modernise the police force? Why doesn't she be honest and just say its a cut.











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Biden Recommends Federal Trafficking Law In Gun Reforms

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WASHINGTON As part of a comprehensive package of proposals, Vice President Joseph Biden is recommending a law that could define gun trafficking as a federal crime



1. Will Republicans lead our country into another recession by refusing to act on the debt ceiling? Take tonight's The Ed Show poll! http://on.msnbc.com/Y6ktVs



And comment here on Facebook (in 140 characters or less); we just might share it on the 8pET show on MSNBC!

Bush Raised Debt Ceiling Five Times

New York state Senate passes gun control legislation that one lawmaker calls 'the toughest gun control package in the nation,' with the state Assembly expected to easily approve it today.

President Obama claimed on Monday that he’s a “pretty friendly guy” who likes “a good party.”

Geithner warns Congress US could default by mid-February   Economists recommend injecting government funds into the economy without increasing taxes.



Recession may be one of the few exceptions in which economists can justify deficit financing.



In order to do this right the spending should be big enough to m...     Newly unemployed lawmakers buzzing about million-dollar lobbying jobs - The Hill

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The chief executive slots come with six- and-seven figure salaries, and enter the market at a time when freshly retired lawmakers are looking for new employment. Headhunters say former members of Congress have been buzzing about the jobs — and for good reason.

Pakistan court orders PM arrest


Pakistan's Supreme Court orders the arrest of PM Raja Pervez Ashraf and 15 others over corruption allegations, raising fears of a political crisis just months ahead of an election.

NY Set to Pass 'Toughest' Gun Bill

Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

The admission -- made in an interview to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network -- was first revea...led by the Associated Press and later confirmed by CBS News. Winfrey will appear on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday to talk about the Armstrong interview.

How do you think this will affect his legacy?

Lance Armstrong admits doping to Oprah

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After years of angry denials, cyclist tells Oprah he used performance-enhancing drugs to win, CBS News confirms; Oprah to appear on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday




Newtown group aims to prevent violent tragedies

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Sandy Hook Promise launches anti-violence initiative one month after gunman's deadly rampage at elementary school

President says in news conference that Republicans cannot "collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy"
President Obama holds White House news conference, expected to be his final of first term in office.

Pakistan court orders PM arrest


Pakistan's Supreme Court orders the arrest of PM Raja Pervez Ashraf and 15 others over corruption allegations, raising fears of a political crisis just months ahead of an election.

NY Set to Pass 'Toughest' Gun Bill


• New York state Senate passes gun control legislation that one lawmaker calls 'the toughest gun control package in the nation,' with the state Assembly expected to easily approve it today.

• There's "a dark vein of intolerance" in some parts of the Republican Party, Colin Powell said Sunday on Meet the Press: "They still sort of look down on minorities." http://nbcnews.to/UlgmQC



Share the post if you think Powell should quit the Republican Party in protest!

• Is the U.S. military doing enough to stop suicides within its ranks?

Military suicides surge, exceed Afghanistan casualties

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349 active-duty troops committed suicide last year, far more than the 295 who were killed in Afghanistan.

1.     Clarence Thomas broke a nearly seven-year silence today and spoke during Supreme Court oral arguments. Unfortunately, no one is exactly sure what he said. It went something like this... http://wapo.st/ULpcFy
1). Scrap all poverty-based entitlements, and cut taxes 50%;

2). Put the judicial branch and IRS in charge of mitigating neediness using family courts, penalty fines and surtaxes on the relatives ...See More

1.       Geithner warns Congress US could default by mid-February http://bit.ly/VbIbM8
1245. Newly unemployed lawmakers buzzing about million-dollar lobbying jobs The Hill

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President Obama: Not raising debt limit "absurd", "financial disaster"

Monday, January 14, 2013

The mysterious cities of gold


Dr Jago Cooper reveals the truth behind the myth of El Dorado. Was the "golden one" actually a person, rather than a place?

And "they" say that the Republican Patry is one of "CHRISTIANITY, LOVE, INCLUSION & TOLERANCE".

Ron Paul Did Not Vote for MLK Day

http://www.theroot.com/

Atlantic blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates fact-checks a claim that Rep. Ron Paul voted in favor of MLK Day and finds that he did not.
In terms of promoting economic growth and creating jobs the Bush tax cuts have been a miserable failure. Tax the Rich












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









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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









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?











.. 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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National Post fullcomment.nationalpost.com









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









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









''After President Obama gave his State of the Union Address, the











Republicans gave their rebuttal, during which they pointed out that









Obama has repeatedly failed to solve any of the problems they created









under President Bush.'' Jimmy Kimmel





















100 Things You Can Say To Irritate A Republican www.addictinginfo.org









Conservatives are so easy to anger these days. Even the most insignificant statement can set off their tempers. If you want to enrage a conservative, I suggest you tell them









"House Republicans took the government to the brink of shutdown last spring by demanding across the board budget cuts to many vital programs. Instead of focusing on job creation, as Americans wanted them to, the GOP turned its attention to slashing funds for programs that funded assistance for women and children, local law enforcement, the social safety net, environmental protections, and many other programs they deemed as either too expensive or unnecessary. And it cost us 370,000 jobs. mad











" (Americans Against the Tea Party) 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.



















Friday, January 11, 2013

Everyone agrees on guns....almost


Jan. 10: The NRA is alone in a sea of children's advocates, health experts and even religious leaders when it comes to passing any restriction on guns. Ed Schultz outlines what the Vice President says is

JUST IN: President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12

Pentagon Preparing for Drastic Cuts

AP

Panetta says Pentagon will begin freezing hiring and delaying contracts to prepare for drastic budget cuts if Congress can't reach an agreement on a final spending plan, saying uncertainty is the 'biggest national security threat.'

Recovering the Costa Concordia

Nearly a year after the Italian cruise liner sunk, the BBC takes a closer look at possibly the largest and most daunting marine salvage operation ever attempted. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Barack Obama hold a news conference at the White House on Jan. 11, 2013.

At the press conference, President Obama said the US would move into a support role in Afghanistan; more on the story here, from NBC News: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/11/16466104-us-troops-to-move-into-support-role-in-afghanistan-in-the-spring-obama-says?lite

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SOUND OFF: For some, the election of President Obama in 2008 represented hope and change. For others, 2008 represented a frightening shift in the direction of the country. On the eve of his second inauguration and halfway through the Obama era, how has your life changed? Where do you think you’ll be four years from now?


Democrat Senator Jay Rockefeller, 75, announced today that he won't seek a sixth term in 2014. http://nbcnews.to/VQeZv5 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta).



Share your thanks and appreciation for his long service to progressive causes and all the best for the future!

Obama: By end of 2014, "the transition will be complete... this war will come to a responsible end."



Watch live as Presidents Obama and Karzai hold a joint press conference: http://abcn.ws/live



Story: Karzai in Washington to Discuss U.S. Military Future in Afghanistan http://abcn.ws/11kO9i8
SOUND OFF: For some, the election of President Obama in 2008 represented hope and change. For others, 2008 represented a frightening shift in the direction of the country. On the eve of his second inauguration and halfway through the Obama era, how has your life changed? Where do you think you’ll be four years from now?


Democrat Senator Jay Rockefeller, 75, announced today that he won't seek a sixth term in 2014. http://nbcnews.to/VQeZv5 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta).



Share your thanks and appreciation for his long service to progressive causes and all the best for the future!

Obama: By end of 2014, "the transition will be complete... this war will come to a responsible end."



Watch live as Presidents Obama and Karzai hold a joint press conference: http://abcn.ws/live



Story: Karzai in Washington to Discuss U.S. Military Future in Afghanistan http://abcn.ws/11kO9i8

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Biden to Meet With NRA After Saying Obama Could 'Order' New Gun Laws






Vice president heads to NRA meeting today as part of an administration review of gun laws, after suggesting Obama may act without Congress as part of gun control plan.


Lincoln leads Oscar nominations


The 2013 Academy Award nominations have been announced in Hollywood, with Steven Spielberg's drama Lincoln dominating the shortlist with 12


President Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew to lead the U.S. Treasury, according to a person familiar with the process. Here are 14 things you should know if you don't know Jack: http://wapo.st/13hdn0n


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Iranians held in Syria released


Forty

eight Iranians held hostage by Syrian rebels since August are freed, reportedly in exchange for 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian authorities.

Lawmakers outraged after AIG announces it is weighing joining suit against US that claims terms of bailout that rescued it in 2008 were unfair.

AIG Biting Hand That Feeds It?

They run around the clock on state television, highly polished videos of President Hugo Chávez hugging children, kissing grandmothers, playing baseball and reciting poetry. In reality, officials say, Mr. Chávez lies in a Cuban hospital bed, struggling through complications from cancer surgery while his country heads toward a constitutional showdown over his absence.


With Chávez Ill and State in Flux, Videos Offer an Image of Stability

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As Hugo Chávez’s health presents political uncertainty, state television plays polished videos of the Venezuelan



Meet the freshman class of the 113th Congress with this cool interactive

Meet the Freshmen: Introducing the New Members of the 113th Congress

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

If America is bound to stay stuck in a low-growth equilibrium for the foreseeable future then, like Japan, it may be able to run up enormous piles of sovereign debt with little impact on interest rates. But elected officials squawking about America's fragile fiscal future ought to be more worried about present growth http://econ.st/XDHH4V




Elvis Presley's legendary love for peanut butter and bananas, bacon, and booze led to his outsized body towards the end of his life and a lasting food legacy.

· Once-blind mice can see. How it happened and how the process could one day help humans with disabling eye diseases.

· Could a $1 trillion coin help solve the debt crisis?





Is a $1 Trillion Coin a Good Way to Avoid Another Debt-Ceiling Impasse?
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The summer of 2011 is not a time any of us would like to revisit, economically speaking. It was





Blind Mice See After Cell Transplant

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Poisoned Lotto Winner's Body to Be Exhumed

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Cook County medical examiner said Lotto winner's body would likely be exhumed.



• TIME

Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have launched a gun control initiative — they say that it will “raise funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby.”




Giffords, Kelly Launch Gun Control Initiative
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(PHOENIX) Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband have launched an initiative aimed at curbing gun violence in the wake of the mass killing at a Connecticut school.



• A Staten Island couple said their insurance company short-changed them after superstorm Sandy destroyed their home, and then used their house in a commercial.






Couple Says Allstate Short-Changed Them, Put Home in Ad

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Last June Urooj Khan, 46, won $1 million in a scratch-off lottery game, or $425,000 after taxes, but he died unexpectedly on July 20.



Monday, January 7, 2013

Obama nominations under scrutiny


President Obama names Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon and terrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the CIA, but Republicans question the nominations.

CIA Nominee Brennan May Get Hit From Both Dems, GOP

Graham: No CIA Director Until Answers on Benghazi

CONFIRMATION DELAY? Graham: No CIA Director Until Answers on Benghazi

Alabama Teen Accused of Plotting to Bomb Classmates

Judge Finds Gunman in Oakland College Shooting Unfit for Trial

Connecticut Takes Aim at Guns, But No Longer at Slingshots

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned to work today and this is what staff gave her: http://wapo.st/XFr0WU





VP Joe Biden is looking to reinstate the assault

weapons ban. Some Senators aren't thrilled. What do you think is it about time

we bring back the assault weapons ban? Share your thoughts with us on facebook,

we'll throw them up on the edshow!
ICYMI, here's a story we published over the weekend about early gun control efforts in the 113th Congress. Do you think the new Congress will take action soon on gun control? And how would you like to see any gun control measures under consideration on Capitol Hill or by the White House take into consideration the Second Amendment right to bear arms? Let us know!




http://on.cnn.com/TYEV5C

With new Congress comes a new push for gun laws

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On Day One of the 113th Congress, lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced nearly a dozen bills related to gun violence. .
With some families of shooting victims of the Colorado movie theater massacre listening, police officers fought to keep their composure Monday as they testified about their efforts to try to save the wounded without enough ambulances.


During the opening of a hearing in which prosecutors began laying out their case against James Holmes, the officers testified the movie was still playing as they entered the theater.

Aurora cops detail grisly scene at mass shooting www.cbsnews.com

Police officers fight to stay composed in court while testifying about efforts to save victims' lives after movie-theater massacre

Debt ceiling cliff coming Feb. 15, experts say http://bit.ly/VL1nyx


US could hit debt-limit deadline as early as Feb. 15, say experts - The Hill's On The Money j.mp

A debt ceiling crisis is coming as soon as Feb. 15, according to an expert report out Monday.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1395826302001/ron-paul-defends-defense-cuts/

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Regulators ease bank asset rules


Internationals financial regulators have eased the first-ever rules on minimum quantities of cash and assets all banks must hold, set to take effect in 2015.
Pols Prep for Fiscal Fight, Round 2


AP

Back-and-forth between lawmakers suggests sharp-tongued debate will persist in debt talks, as Republicans slam 'same old' spending cut promises from Dems and Rep. Van Hollen says GOP stance is a 'recipe for gridlock.'

SYRIA IN 'STATE OF WAR':

Assad Appeals for Peace Without Stepping Down

LOADED FIGHT:

Gun Owners, Critics Face Off Over Firearms Shows


Just over 20 years ago, Bikini Kill released its first album. Now, one of the most influential bands in the riot grrrl movement is giving listeners a second chance to hear the music and its message. http://n.pr/VGhXiX
























Photo by Pat Graham.









As Passion Pit, Michael Angelakos makes electro-pop with monster hooks. But his songs are sturdy, versatile things. http://www.npr.org/event/music/163656642/passion-pit-tiny-desk-concert





















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Any New Orleans piano player worth their fingers owes a debt to Henry Roeland Byrd, aka Professor Longhair.









Dana Milbank thinks the deck is stacked for Republicans -- and "the Republican House majority is impervious to the will of the electorate." http://wapo.st/UTlSvw











Dana Milbank thinks the deck is stacked for Republicans -- and "the Republican House majority is impervious to the will of the electorate." http://wapo.st/UTlSvw























Downtown Abbey, Girls, 30 Rock, Community, American Idol and The Voice all return to TV this month. A quick preview of what's worth watching: http://wapo.st/XvZN8U









Special Report: John C. Kiriakou admits he should have known better. But now, Mr. Kiriakou, who led the hunt for a key Al Qaeda figure, becomes the first C.I.A. officer to face prison for leaking classified information to a reporter.











Former C.I.A. Officer Is the First to Face Prison for a Classified Leak









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In more than six decades of fraught interaction between the C.I.A. and the media, John C. Kiriakou is the first







According to a new study, people who vent their anger live two years longer than those who suppress it; Dr. Janet Taylor, a psychiatrist who specializes in stress management, spoke to Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis about the study and how to interpret it











barçaWill 2013 be the year that British firms—already in their sixth year of credit crunch—start to see easier lending conditions? A long run of British lending data shows two things. First, business lending tends to be volatile. There are peaks of 40% growth (the early 1970s) and troughs of -10% (recently). Second, the biggest peaks and troughs are associated with recessions http://econ.st/UmKkBT









On the list of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies Mongolia is the star performer, followed by Macau. Both should give thanks to China (number four on the list): it is China's demand for Mongolia's minerals that is powering its economy; and it is Chinese gamblers who fill the casinos of Macau http://econ.st/WndUav









Much of the world refers to the peaceful split of Czechoslovakia into two separate countries as the Velvet Divorce. For Slovaks January 1st, 1993 represented a beginning rather than an end. Today, this member of NATO, the EU and the euro zone is confident about its independence, even if many of its citizens are still hazy on how all of this came about http://econ.st/WeUdRS





















The Q&A: The Economist has spoken with Sir Ronald Harwood, a playwright, author and screenwriter, about adapting plays to film, working with Dustin Hoffman and the role of the screenwriter http://econ.st/ZPl4vQ







1. Dana Milbank thinks the deck is stacked for Republicans -- and "the Republican House majority is impervious to the will of the electorate." http://wapo.st/UTlSvw

Saturday, January 5, 2013

According to a new study, people who vent their anger live two years longer than those who suppress it; Dr. Janet Taylor, a psychiatrist who specializes in stress management, spoke to Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis about the study and how to interpret it


Friday, January 4, 2013

Fiscal Crisis Package Loaded Up


With Special
Interest Tax Breaks

AP

Alternative energy producers, Hollywood and Puerto Rico rum makers are among those benefiting from the deal Congress approved for the stated purpose of sparing the middle class from tax hikes.

Fiscal Crisis Package Loaded Up

With Special

Interest Tax Breaks

AP

Alternative energy producers, Hollywood and Puerto Rico rum makers are among those benefiting from the deal Congress approved for the stated purpose of sparing the middle class from tax hikes.Fiscal Crisis Package Loaded Up

With Special

Interest Tax Breaks

AP

Alternative energy producers, Hollywood and Puerto Rico rum makers are among those benefiting from the deal Congress approved for the stated purpose of sparing the middle class from tax hikes.   Huge Fatah rally staged in Gaza

Supporters of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas hold the biggest rally of its kind in Gaza since rivals Hamas came to power there in 2007.

U.S. Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Is 7.8%www.nytimes.com


The job growth was on pace with gains over the last year, the Labor Department reported, with the biggest gains in health care, food services, construction and manufacturing
ABC News


The watch will be on whether Hillary Clinton makes another run for the White House in 2016, but almost inevitably people will also be watching to see if Chelsea Clinton decides to run for office, too.

Chelsea Clinton Raises Profile During Mom's Illness

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"There will be pressure for her to run," one Democratic strategist says..
• What do you think of John Boehner's reelection as Speaker of the House?




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Boehner, under fire from some conservatives, re-elected speaker

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com

Washington (CNN) Rep. John Boehner was voted by his colleagues into another term as House speaker Thursday despite receiving harsh criticism from some

• CNN Politics

Agree or disagree with some prominent voices in the tea party movement who say there should be "consequences" after passage the bill that averted some parts of the fiscal cliff? Let us know!



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Calls from tea party for 'consequences' of fiscal cliff vote

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(CNN) Prominent tea party voices are calling for action following the fiscal cliff votes this week in Washington. Amy Kremer, leader of the group Tea Party Express, said Thursday she is "outraged" over the deal, which was struck between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice Pres...



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Agents are seeking the public's help to identify additional individuals who are alleged to be sexually abusing young children. You can help, see photos of the pedophile suspects being sought: http://abcn.ws/VFhSvq



1. There's at least one thing that incoming members of Congress need to know, according to Chris Cillizza. http://wapo.st/131DPuH

2. At the time, it seemed like a joke. Last month President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia declared that if the actor Gérard Depardieu wanted to renounce his French citizenship, he would find the doors to Russia wide open. On Thursday, the Kremlin announced that Mr. Putin had kept his promise and had signed a decree making Mr. Depardieu a citizen of Russia.





That Russian Movie Star, Gérard Depardieu

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President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia signed a decree making the French actor, who has been fighting in his home country over the high tax rate, a Russian citizen.



1. Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio was re-elected speaker of the House on Thursday despite some unrest among Republicans about his handling of the fiscal negotiations with the White House and his decision to call off a vote on hurricane relief.





Boehner Re-Elected Speaker Despite Dissent

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Nine Republicans voted against Representative John A. Boehner, and a handful of members refused to vote.



Thursday, January 3, 2013

• Will the American people fall for the Republican lies about the debt ceiling? Vote on the The Ed Show poll! http://on.msnbc.com/WoMqRH




And comment here on Facebook (in 140 characters or less), we just might share it on the 8pET show on MSNBC!





‘ED Show’ poll: Will the American people fall for the Republican lies about the debt ceiling? MSNB

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., last week. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP)



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What do you think? In the current political climate can Congress go big?



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Are the days of Congress 'going big' over?

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It was a common refrain during votes to avert the fiscal cliff. Legislators lamented that the legislation didn't "do more," or that it was "far from perfect."



Your kid wants to play with your hair and doesn't want to wear shoes, but the show must go on!




That's what happened today when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was sworn-in by VP Joe Biden while holding her son Henry. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)



Like the post if you are a parent who can relate!
• Your kid wants to play with your hair and doesn't want to wear shoes, but the show must go on!




That's what happened today when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was sworn-in by VP Joe Biden while holding her son Henry. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)



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For all the enthusiasm and bravery of individual soldiers, the Afghan army still struggles to wean itself from the support of U.S. and other foreign troops.

Afghan army recruits say they'll be ready to go solo

www.latimes.com

KABUL , Afghanistan Rahmatullah, an illiterate young man with a wispy beard and remnants of teenage acne, may

College students, would a $1,000-$5,000 tuition discount get you to switch your major to engineering?



This is one idea Florida has in mind to to steer more students into high-paying fields that employers are eager to cultivate: http://ti.me/136o7xu



Will it work?




House Republicans Snub Sandy Victims to Try and Repeal Obamacare for the 34th Time

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With House Republicans taking heat over not passing the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief bill, Michele Bachmann introduced a the first bill of the new Congress to repeal Obamacare. .





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OptionsOne Million Strong Against Mitt Romney in 2012 via PoliticusUSA

With House Republicans taking heat over not passing the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief bill, Michele Bachmann introduced the first bill of the new Congress.... to repeal Obamacare.

We would be remiss today if we didn't pass along this story about Sen. Mark Kirk's return to Capitol Hill. Kirk, a Republican from Illinois who holds the seat once held by President Obama, was joined by four Democrats as he made his way up the Capitol steps a year after suffering a severe stroke. Kirk was met at the top of the steps by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. What do you think of today's display of bipartisanship by many senators in support of Kirk?
























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Kirk makes emotional return to Capitol after stroke









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Washington (CNN) Sen. Mark Kirk (RIllinois) made a triumphant return to the Senate Thursday, following a year's recuperation from a stroke. Kirk, 53, emerged from a Capitol doorway to cheers and applause from fellow senators lined

We would be remiss today if we didn't pass along this story about Sen. Mark Kirk's return to Capitol Hill. Kirk, a Republican from Illinois who holds the seat once held by President Obama, was joined by four Democrats as he made his way up the Capitol steps a year after suffering a severe stroke. Kirk was met at the top of the steps by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. What do you think of today's display of bipartisanship by many senators in support of Kirk?




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Kirk makes emotional return to Capitol after stroke

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Washington (CNN) Sen. Mark Kirk (RIllinois) made a triumphant return to the Senate Thursday, following a year's recuperation from a stroke. Kirk, 53, emerged from a Capitol doorway to cheers and applause from fellow senators lined
John Boehner re


elected as Speaker of the House
http://ti.me/UqwiAN   Rep. Louie Gohmert was one of two Republicans who voted today for radical former Rep. Allen West (who was defeated for re-election in November) as Speaker of the House, second in line for the presidency of the United States. http://politi.co/VljBa1



And President Barack Obama has to negotiate the debt ceiling with these people?
The Unified Field of all the Laws of Nature


"The previous scientific explanations have shown that it is the access to the fundamental quantum-mechanical level of nature's functioning and the utilization of the principle of the Field Effect that makes it possible to create coherence and harmony within a system. Maharishi's supreme approach to World Peace precisely applies these findings by utilizing a Field Effect at the most fundamental level of Natural Law the Unified Field of all the Laws of Nature, as recently discovered by Superstring Theory.

The discovery of the Unified Field occured in several steps. First, progress in quantum physics brought to light that all phenomena in nature can be understood in terms of different, underlying quantum fields. In particular, physicists discovered that all the known, dynamic interactions in nature can be described in terms of four separate fundamental force fields—the force fields of the electromagnetic, weak, strong, and gravitational interactions (see figure below). With progress in unified quantum field theories, however, it was realized that all these different force fields (as well as the different matter fields) are simply different aspects of one single Unified Field of Natural Law, the holistic transcendental field underlying all manifest phenomena found in Nature (see figure below)."

http://worldpeaceendowment.org/invincibility/invincibility6.htmlutilizando um efeito de campo no nível mais fundamental da lei natural, o campo unificado de todas as leis da natureza, como recentemente descobertas pela teoria das supercordas.

A descoberta do Campo Unificado ocorreu em vários passos. Primeiro, o progresso na física quântica trouxe à luz que todos os fenômenos da natureza podem ser entendidas em termos de diferentes campos subjacentes quântica. Em particular, os físicos descobriram que todos os conhecidos, interações dinâmicas na natureza pode ser descrita em termos de quatro campos separados-a força fundamental campos de força do eletromagnética, fraca, interações fortes, e gravitacional (ver figura abaixo). Com o progresso nas teorias do campo unificado quântica, no entanto, percebeu-se que todos estes campos de força diferentes (assim como os campos de matéria diferentes) são aspectos simplesmente diferentes de um único campo Unificado da Lei Natural, o campo holístico transcendental subjacente a todos os fenômenos manifestos encontrado na Natureza (ver figura abaixo). "Aos que ignoram a interpretação da consciencia causa colapso favor consultar a Wiki



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Boehner Facing Fight for the Gavel?


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Boehner could face opposition when new Congress votes for next speaker of the house today, as GOP dissatisfaction over his leadership increases. Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'



Actor Gerard Depardieu, who has been involved in a furious tax row with the French government, is granted Russian citizenship, the Kremlin says.



Argentina rebuffed over Falklands

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Pakistan militant leader 'killed'

Senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir is killed by a US drone strike in the tribal area of north-western Pakistan, local security officials say.Panel 'examines Zero Dark Thirty'

A US Senate committee reportedly looks into the contacts between the CIA and the makers of Zero Dark Thirty, a film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

US Senate approves key tax deal


• The US Senate approves a deal to avert a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff", hours after missing a deadline. Senate to vote on "fiscal cliff" deal, which would let income taxes rise significantly for first time in more than two decades, as early as 10:30 p.m. http://wapo.st/UFacg1

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Senate Passes Fiscal Crisis Bill

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• Senate approves a scaled-down bill to halt sweeping tax hikes and postpone automatic spending cuts just hours after midnight deadline, setting the stage for a final showdown in the House.


More than 750 new California laws take ef¬fect tomorrow, Jan. 1.



For instance, it will be il¬leg¬al to carry rifles openly in cit¬ies.



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• Do you think the debt ceiling should be raised? If so, do you think it will be easier or more difficult to reach a debt ceiling agreement in a couple months than it has been to deal with the fiscal cliff in recent weeks? Let us know!



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It's official: U.S. hits debt ceiling

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U.S. debt will reach its legal borrowing limit on Monday, giving Congress about two months before it must raise the debt ceiling or risk causing the government to default on its



• Here's our running log of minute-by-minute updates about the fiscal cliff talks. With less than 12 hours til the midnight deadline Monday, do you think Congress and the White House can work out even a short-term, fall-back deal that avoids some parts of the fiscal cliff?



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Latest updates: Final fiscal cliff scramble

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(CNN) Congress entered the final hours of negotiations Monday before the year-end deadline to reach a fiscal cliff agreement and avoid a combination of major tax increases



• Here's our running log of minute-by-minute updates about the fiscal cliff talks. With less than 12 hours til the midnight deadline Monday, do you think Congress and the White House can work out even a short-term, fall-back deal that avoids some parts of the fiscal cliff?



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Latest updates: Final fiscal cliff scramble

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(CNN) -- Congress entered the final hours of negotiations Monday before the year-end deadline to reach a fiscal cliff agreement and avoid a combination of major tax increases



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1. Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot say the clot formed in her head but they stress that they are confident she will make a full recovery: http://usat.ly/XbSWRR



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2. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, on Monday reached agreement on a tentative deal to stave off large tax increases starting on Tuesday, but remained stuck on whether and how to stop $110 billion in across-the-board spending cuts in 2013.



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Shape of Fiscal Deal Emerging, but Spending Still at Issue

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Mitch McConnell reached a tentative agreement on taxes but



1. http://www.benzinga.com/general/politics/12/01/2257011/why-ron-pauls-proposed-military-cuts-could-ruin-the-economyBREAKING NEWS: The Senate approved a last-minute deal to avert the feared fiscal cliff early Tuesday. The Senate package would put off budget cuts for two months and preserve Bush era income tax cuts for individuals earning less than $400,000 or couples earning less than $450,000. The measure now goes to the House. http://on.cnn.com/QZYZDc