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Keystone XL Bill DOA in Senate

The US House of Representatives passed on Tuesday (December 13, 2011), despite a White House veto threat, a bill that had in it two key components: (1) it would force work to begin on the 1,700-mile-long Keystone XL oil pipeline, and (2) it would keep 160 million workers from seeing their payroll tax go up on January 1, 2012, from ...

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With Little Fanfare, The Iraq War Ends

Today, with just a simple ceremony conducted at Baghdad airport, marked the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Defense Secretary Panetta spoke at the ceremony praising the sacrifices made by the men and women of the armed forces. “No words, no ceremony, can provide full tribute to the sacrifices that have brought this day to pass,” Panetta told the troops. “To ...

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House Defense Bill Will Fund DNC for Decades to Come

In a recent very informative article by Jeff Viral titled, House Votes to Approve Defense Bill, we see the following paragraph: [Speaking about the defense bill that recently passed in the House] Specifically, the White House took issue with the detainee detention provision. The bill requires the military take custody of a suspect considered to be a member of Al ...

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Abundance of Shale Gas Resources May Spark Manufacturing Renaissance in the U.S.

Potential Addition of Approximately One Million Jobs, an Estimated $11.6 Billion in Cost Savings And Greater Investments in U.S. Plants are among Significant Economic Benefits NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2011  — The abundance of shale gas resources may spark a U.S. manufacturing renaissance with economic benefits that include cost savings, greater investments to expand U.S. manufacturing facilities and increased levels of employment, ...

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One in Five Conservatives Believe Mitt Romney Is Too Liberal

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2011 — It’s just a few weeks until the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primary and the Republican nomination fight is, once again, going through some changes. But, one thing that has remained constant through the past few months is that Mitt Romney has been at or near the top. One reason, however, the former Governor of Massachusetts may not have quite ...

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House Votes To Approve Defense Bill

After the White House withdrew its veto threat, Congress by a vote of 283-136, passed the $662 billion Defense spending bill which contains a controversial provision regarding the detention of suspected terrorist. For weeks the White House had threatened to veto the bill. However, after House and Senate members agreed to changes in the provision, the veto threat was withdrawn. ...

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The Media’s Intentional Destruction of Mitt Romney

I’ll make you a ten thousand dollar bet that if you search for Mitt Romney on Google, you’ll find nothing but the salacious debate of bloggers and news anchors, both left and right, about Mitt Romney being out of touch with American voters. Why? Because he bet Rick Perry that he knew what he’d written in his own book. Really? ...

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LightSquared's Own Test Proves Interference with Precision GPS Receivers

High-speed mobile broadband hopeful, LightSquared released a video yesterday that proves, in fact, that their equipment does interfere with high precision GPS receivers. In the video, LightSquared shows off a work-around alternate GPS antenna which does appear to filter out the interference. The alternative antenna begs the question, however, who would pay to retro-fit the millions of existing receivers. Moreover, ...

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Sandusky's Lawyer Confirms No Plea Deal

Joe Amendola, lawyer, ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, confirmed Wednesday that no plea bargain would be pursued. On Tuesday Amendola waived Sandusky’s right to preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse and requested a trial by jury. He then spoke for over three hours with reporters.  He spent the time bringing the credibility of key witness, ...

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Osawatomie Speech – When Were We "On Our Own?" and "Preserve the Middle Class?"

On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, President Barach H. Obama gave an amazing speech while in Osawatomie, Kansas. He said in his speech, “This isn’t about class warfare.” But as fellow Democrat Dale Bumpers testified at the Clinton impeachment trial, “When you hear somebody say, ‘This is not about sex,’ it’s about sex.” Among other things, he said that while a ...

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The Protester – Times 2011 Person Of The Year

Today on the NBC “Today” show, Time magazine announced the “Protester” as their “Person of the Year”. The magazine said the dissent that started in the middle east, and eventually made it’s way to Europe and the United States, has changed the face of global politics. Time said the award recognized the protesters for “redefining people power” around the world. ...

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Bob Cusack Weighs in on GOP Frontrunners

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In an interview with Focus Washington’s Chuck Conconi, Bob Cusack, managing editor of Congressional newspaper, “The Hill,” discusses the current bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Conconi and Cusack sat down to discuss the Republican frontrunners and what is currently going on in the GOP nomination race. Cusack says, “There has always been this anti-Mitt Romney movement andNewt Gingrich has captured it, but ...

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LightSquared and GPS Interference

Imagine you are at the controls of a small single engine airplane. You are flying in the clouds, relying on your instruments to keep you out of trouble. All you see out your windscreen is gray. You are setting up for an instrument (ILS) approach to a small airport. You are 1000 feet above the ground. To your right is ...

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More Kagan E-mailsCome To Light

Federal law (28 USC 445) requires judges to recuse themselves when they have served as counsel or a witness to the case and when his or her impartiality might be questioned. The law also says justices must recuse themselves if they have “expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy” while serving in government employment. But ...

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U.S Oil Production to Shut Down Completely? Is That the Goal?

Note: Article revised to include recent decision to allow the bridge to be built, with conditions yet to be named. In the great state of Alaska there is a region that is designated as the National Petroleum Reserve. (NPR, and no, this is not about the National Propaganda Radio, which also goes by NPR) The NPR consists of 23 million ...

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