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$1.6 Trillion? Obama Doesn't Want a Deal

$1.6 Trillion? Obama Doesn't Want a Deal

President Barack Obama has responded to House Speaker John Boehner’s gesture last week towards reaching a deal to avoid the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff” of tax hikes and spending cuts, putting a specific demand on the table: $1.6 trillion in

Illinois County's Cigarette Tax Hike Unlikely to Deliver

Illinois County's Cigarette Tax Hike Unlikely to Deliver

On Friday, the Cook County, Illinois, County Board voted to increase taxes on cigarettes by $1 per pack, bringing the full amount of taxes paid on a pack of cigarettes legally purchased in Chicago to $6.67. That is just 19

Obama Promises MoveOn.org: We'll Raise Taxes

Obama Promises MoveOn.org: We'll Raise Taxes

President Obama held his unity meeting at the White House today over the fiscal cliff. Attendees ranged from John Podesta of the Center for American Progress to Bono; all were there to urge the president to stick by his guns

Obama Donor's Corporation Lays Off Employees Due to ObamaCare

Obama Donor's Corporation Lays Off Employees Due to ObamaCare

Stryker Corporation has announced that it will close its facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs next month. It will also counter the medical device tax in Obamacare by eliminating 5% of their global workforce, an estimated 1,170 positions. Jon

Parsing the CIA's Detention Denial

Parsing the CIA's Detention Denial

The Executive Order cited by the CIA to deny the agency had detained militia members at the Benghazi annex has a caveat, one which explicitly allows short term detentions. The interpretation of Executive Order 13491 is at the heart of

Twin Sister in Petraeus Case Dated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist?

Twin Sister in Petraeus Case Dated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist?

It now turns out that Natalie Khawam, sister of Jill Kelley – the woman who received peeved emails from CIA Director David Petraeus’ girlfriend, Paula Broadwell – once dated Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Khawam, who was divorced last year, also

CA Implements Cap and Trade Tomorrow

CA Implements Cap and Trade Tomorrow

Beginning Wednesday, the state of California will implement a “cap and trade” system designed to curb carbon emissions and cripple the state’s economy. Well, actually, it’s just designed to curb carbon emissions. Crippling the state economy is merely a nifty

UPS Ends Grants to Boy Scouts over Policy Against Gay Members

UPS Ends Grants to Boy Scouts over Policy Against Gay Members

UPS has announced it will no longer offer monetary grants to the Boy Scouts of America because of the youth organization’s policy of excluding gay members and leaders. An online petition started by an Eagle Scout named Zach Wahls protesting

Ohio Food Stamp Benefits to Decrease in 2013

Ohio Food Stamp Benefits to Decrease in 2013

The amount of food stamp benefits families in Ohio receive will drop $50 a month based on new US Department of Agriculture calculations. The monthly amount each household is offered under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — commonly known as

Poll: Voters Want Tax Cuts Extended Past 2012

Poll: Voters Want Tax Cuts Extended Past 2012

President Obama has claimed a mandate on the issue of tax increases. Last week, he announced that “this was a central question during the election. It was debated over and over again. And on Tuesday night we found out that

Sheriff Joe to Obama: Let's Meet 'Man to Man' to Discuss Immigration

Sheriff Joe to Obama: Let's Meet 'Man to Man' to Discuss Immigration

Defiant and reflective, 80-year-old Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told Breitbart News after winning re-election that he has a message for President Barack Obama: granting amnesty to illegal immigrants is unfair to legal immigrants. And Arpaio would like to

McConnell: Let's See Your Plan, Mr. President

McConnell: Let's See Your Plan, Mr. President

Today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that President Obama can talk all he wants about raising taxes, but he hasn’t presented any deficit reduction plans. At all. On the floor of the Senate, McConnell announced that slogans and

US Budget Deficit $120B in October Alone

US Budget Deficit $120B in October Alone

Today, President Obama is holding a summit about the fiscal cliff, starring Bono. But while he’s talking with his chums in the unions and in the far left non-profit space, the deficit grows larger each day. In October 2012 alone,

Pelosi Could Step Down from Dem Leadership Tomorrow

Pelosi Could Step Down from Dem Leadership Tomorrow

Today, Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she could step down tomorrow as House Minority Leader. “I love you all very dearly, but I thought I’d tell my caucus first,” Pelosi said. “We may not have the majority. We may not

SCOTUS to Vote November 20th on Obamacare Case

SCOTUS to Vote November 20th on Obamacare Case

Breitbart News reported earlier that the Supreme Court is reconsidering one of the major cases challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare.  The Court has now set that petition for a vote at its November 20th closed-door conference. The outcome of that

Report: Obama Asks Holder to Stay for Second Term

Report: Obama Asks Holder to Stay for Second Term

He’s back. President Barack Obama reportedly asked Eric Holder to stay as attorney general after he’s inaugurated for a second term, and the controversial Cabinet head agreed. “I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him [Holder] to

Obama Hosts Bono, Unions, Podesta at Fiscal Cliff Summit

Obama Hosts Bono, Unions, Podesta at Fiscal Cliff Summit

Last week, President Obama promised to bring people together from all sides to discuss what to do about the fiscal cliff. By all sides, he apparently meant unions, Hollywood, and wild left interest groups. Here’s the guest list today at

Jill Kelley Twin Sister Beset by Financial, Legal Problems

Jill Kelley Twin Sister Beset by Financial, Legal Problems

Natalie Khawam (pictured above, far left) the twin sister of Jill Khawam Kelley (pictured far right), the FBI complainant whose report of threatening emails sparked the investigation that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus (pictured second from left), is beset

IRS and Treasury Investigate Obama's SolarCity

IRS and Treasury Investigate Obama's SolarCity

News that SolarCity, another recipient of millions in government largess from the Obama Administration, would be issuing an IPO forced the disclosure that the IRS and the Treasury Department were now investigating the company, and others, for potential abuse of

Global Tobacco Tax Could Be in the Cards This Week

Global Tobacco Tax Could Be in the Cards This Week

Could a global tobacco tax be on the cards if tobacco tax proponents get their way at a key international organization’s meeting this week?  Anti-tax advocates fear that the answer to that question may be “yes” as a conference of

Americans Won't Pay $40,000 for a $17,000 Car

Americans Won't Pay $40,000 for a $17,000 Car

From the So-Painfully-Obvious-We-Shouldn’t-Have-to-Run-This-Study Department: Study: Electric-Cars Won’t Make a Big Impact Until Prices Fall Shocker.  What are those sticker prices? (T)he base price of a Toyota Prius comes in at $24,995 but the plug-in version starts at $32,795. The Chevrolet

Oil Industry Tax Breaks Face Fiscal Cliff

Oil Industry Tax Breaks Face Fiscal Cliff

Republicans and Democrats may end some of the the oil industry’s biggest tax breaks during the fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has indicated oil industry tax breaks will be on the table during the upcoming

Report: FBI Launched Petraeus Investigation in June

Report: FBI Launched Petraeus Investigation in June

The New York Times is reporting that the Tampa office of the FBI began its investigation into General David Petraeus in June. A month earlier, in May, Tampa resident Jill Kwaham Kelley, a friend of General Petraeus and an unpaid military

Report: U.S. Could Become World's Largest Oil Producer by 2017

Report: U.S. Could Become World's Largest Oil Producer by 2017

On Monday, The International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report that found the United States could overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer by 2017. In its annual forecast, the IEA concluded since “the U.S. is drilling more

Cornel West: Obama a 'Rockefeller Republican in Blackface'

Cornel West: Obama a 'Rockefeller Republican in Blackface'

Princeton African-American studies professor and provocateur Cornel West accused President Barack Obama of being a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface” last Friday on a progressive television program.  In an interview on the liberal “Democracy Now” program, West, with his shocking comments, was essentially saying Obama,

Moody's: Obama Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Moody's: Obama Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Moody’s, a prominent ratings agency, predicted President Barack Obama would “reverse course” and approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas during his second term. “We believe the White House will reverse course and approve the Keystone XL pipeline,