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North Korea's Dictator Leader Is Dead

The following is an AP press report. PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader, has died of heart failure. He was 69. In a “special broadcast” Monday from the North Korean capital, state media said Kim died of a heart ailment on a train due to a “great mental and physical strain” ...

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Last Soldiers Out of Iraq? Not quite.

So, we’ve pulled the last soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines out of Iraq? Good! Come on home boys and girls! Good job and well done! Having said that, the question I have is this: will we have to at some point finish what we began? Does anybody remember the Gulf War of 1993? People say that the war began with ...

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Senate Passes Spending Bill – Obama Signs

Saturday the Congress voted 67-32 to pass  a $1 trillion dollar spending bill averting, yet again, another government shutdown. The bill was quickly signed by the President All was not happy news for either side of the aisle, or the White House, as Congress could only agree to extend the payroll tax cut for 2 months. As Senators scrambled to get ...

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Unemployment Benefits Create Jobs Say Hoyer and Pelosi

On November 30, 2011, The Wall Street Journal said this: Senior aides to both parties confidently predict that the emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed, which are due to expire December 31, 2011, will be extended. Democrats rallied Wednesday, November 30, 2011, to call attention to the impending lapse of the emergency unemployment benefits, which have allowed the long-term jobless ...

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Is Obama Israel's Friend?

video.foxbusiness.com From Fox Business FNC national security analyst K.T. McFarland on the lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and why Obama’s policies on Iran have failed.

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Short-Term Payroll Tax Cut Extension Passes In Senate

On Saturday the Senate agreed overwhelmingly 89-10 to pass a two month payroll tax cut extension. The short term deal is a result of the inability Democrats and Republicans to agree on how to fund a long term extension. Also agreed on was to extend long-term unemployment benefits for another two months. The legislation will be returned to House and ...

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Over One-Quarter of Republicans Would Vote for Newt Gingrich, 17% for Mitt Romney in Primary, but One-Third are Still Not Sure

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2011  — Late last year, the race for who would challenge President Obama began and the story evolved a great deal. First, it was would Sarah Palin run or wouldn’t she. Then it was about the rise and fall of Michelle Bachman, then the fall of Newt Gingrich, then the rise and fall ofRick Perry and the rise and fall of Herman Cain. Now ...

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Congress Smashes Light Bulb Law .. For Now

Americans of all political bents have been stockpiling traditional, incandescent  light bulbs ahead of the planned enforcement of the so-called Light Bulb Law which was signed by former President Bush. It now appears they have more time before having CFLs shoved down their throats. In an attempt to pull government from yet another facet of American life, GOP lawmakers reached ...

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Why occupy Oval Office's Approval Numbers Aren't Lower

Many rightfully question why the approval numbers for the current White House occupant, hereafter referred to as occupy Oval Office, are not lower. How could such a proven incompetent’s numbers remain higher than the low thirties? The answer is simple if you know how to read the tea leaves. Submitted for your review are important factors: The only thing the ...

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Russian Customs Seize Radioactive Metal Bound For Iran

Fox News reports that Russian Federal Customs agents have seized 18 pieces of radioactive metal bound for Iran. Friday, at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, authorities were alerted when radiation alarms were set off showing levels at 20 times higher than normal. News agency Interfax says the metal pieces contained a radioactive isotope known as Sodium-22. The kind that can only be ...

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Only One Candidate Can Name Their Favorite Supreme Court Justice (Sorta)

At last night’s debate, Megyn Kelly made what seemed like a simple request.  Name your favorite Supreme Court justice.  For some reason, only candidate (barely) was able to pull it off. I mean, wouldn’t it have been awesome if each candidate just rattled off their favorite justice?  But, no.  They all had to get long-winded and then not even have ...

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Consumer Spending Index Falls in November

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2011  — The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) slid again in November, weighed down primarily by the housing market.  The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. “A high number of foreclosed homes and mortgage defaults continue to deflate real home prices and further lower consumers’ net worth,” explained Carl Steidtmann, Deloitte’s chief economist ...

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LightSquared Interference Confirmed Again

In a statement released yesterday, the governmental group which reviewed LightSquared’s test results, the National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), found that “Preliminary analysis of the test findings found no significant interference with cellular phones. However, the testing did show that LightSquared signals caused harmful interference to the majority of other tested general purpose GPS receivers. ...

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