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Boxer: Hackers should face criminal probe over 'Climategate'
Boxer, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said that the recently released e-mails, showing scientists allegedly overstating the case for climate change, should be treated as a crime. "leave it to the Democrats to institute a tax to change the weather". Sound familiar Babs?? WHERE is our news media?? Oh, sorry, reporting on Sarah's chartered jet rides.

Pelosi: Use Bailout for More Gov't Jobs
California Democrat Nancy Pelosi said money from the bailout should be used to pay for jobs legislation that would funnel billions of dollars to road, bridge and other infrastructure projects and also help struggling state and local governments retain public employees such as firefighters, police officers and teachers. She also promised help for small businesses. Uh-huh. Yep. And more flowers. Right Nancy?

Healthcare Pay Probe Hits Top Interior Official
When members of Congress decided in November to start investigating the recipients of seven-figure pay packages in the health insurance industry, they may not have expected to find themselves probing a top Obama administration official.

Jim DeMint: Tea Parties can defeat Democrats
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a darling of the Tea Party crowd, credited that movement with blocking Democratic health care reform efforts and predicted the conservative activists behind the movement could ultimately thwart the passage of that bill and others.

Chris Matthews calls West Point the "Enemy Camp"
MSNBC reached a new shameful low tonight when Chris Matthews referred to West Point as an "enemy camp." He was trying to convey his surprise that Barack Obama would go to such a place, somewhere, he said, where Paul Wolfowitz would be more comfortable.

Climate scientist at center of e-mail controversy to step down
"What is most important is that CRU continues its world leading research with as little interruption and diversion as possible," Jones said in a statement. "After a good deal of consideration I have decided that the best way to achieve this is by stepping aside from the Director's role during the course of the independent review and am grateful to the University for agreeing to this. The Review process will have my full support."

As for the government stepping in, Murdoch said he feared, and others should too, the growing drumbeat for government assistance should be as alarming as overregulation. That includes providing taxpayer funds for journalism or giving them nonprofit status in exchange for giving up the right to endorse political candidates. He said that government inserting itself into commercial journalism should be "chilling" to anyone concerned about the First Amendment.

GE returns to roots as it looks to spin off NBC
GE is shrinking its finance arm that has been severely buffeted by the financial crisis. It has sold some businesses and shopped others around. And it is chasing nearly $200 billion in stimulus money from worldwide governments, much of it earmarked for such products as medical equipment and wind turbines. This new GE will likely look a lot like GE did before it acquired NBC in 1986.

Sarah Palin: Media's Priorities Shine Bright, Again!
If youíre scratching your head wondering why my flight and hotel logistics warrant news coverage, join the club. They can, of course, report on whatever they like, but in my opinion CBS loses whatever professional integrity it still has when it links in its report to a website devoted to the bizarre conspiracy theory that Iím not the real mother of my son Trig.

Freedom, Wallets and Weapons
First they come for your spirit your soul, then your speech, then your wallet and last, your weapons, when you will trade your weapons for a meal. The process of taking away freedom is simple, especially in a society run by people who have been indoctrinated in the concepts of victimhood.

Searching in Vain for the Obama Magic
Just minutes before the president took the stage inside Eisenhower Hall, the gathered cadets were asked to respond "enthusiastically" to the speech. But it didn't help: The soldiers' reception was cool.

Never before has a speech by President Barack Obama felt as false
One didn't have to be a cadet on Tuesday to feel a bit of nausea upon hearing Obama's speech. It was the least truthful address that he has ever held. He spoke of responsibility, but almost every sentence smelled of party tactics. He demanded sacrifice, but he was unable to say what it was for exactly.

Climategate: it's all unravelling now
So many new developments: which story do we pick? Maybe best to summarise, instead. After all, itís not like youíre going to find much of this reported in the MSM.

Critics Not Invited to WH Jobs Summit
Confirmed attendees include liberal economists credited with shaping the $787 billion stimulus package, union leaders, environmental advocates and executives from Google and other blue-chip firms.

Republicans Accuse Obama of ACORN Cover-up
"The current administration is fast becoming, in reality, the war room of ACORN's political machine," said Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican. "I am concerned that the era of corruption promulgated by ACORN and protected by the White House is just the beginning."

GOP Leaders Brawl Over Candidate Funding
In a signed column in Politico, Mr. Steel said Mr. Bopp is trying to embarrass the party's chairman by sponsoring a resolution that would apply a philosophical litmus test to candidates seeking financial help from the RNC.

Tempers Flare in Senate Healthcare Debate
"I have a message for you: You're going to die sooner," said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., an obstetrician-turned-lawmaker. A senior Democrat decried such comments as scare tactics designed to kill legislation that he said would improve some benefits for seniors. At times, the debate recalled the raw charges and countercharges of the summer's town hall meetings.

Intíl Criminal Court Looks To Arrest US Soldiers
an argument being made by Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Mr. Ocampo claims jurisdiction over actions of U.S. troops in Afghanistan because Kabul in 2003 acceded to the Rome Statute, which established the court. He said a preliminary examination already is under way regarding possible American culpability in crimes against humanity.

Cheney: Obama Giving 'Aid and Comfort to the Enemy
On the eve of the unveiling of the nationís new Afghanistan policy, former Vice President Dick Cheney slammed President Barack Obama for projecting "weakness" to adversaries and warned that more workaday Afghans will side with the Taliban if they think the United States is heading for the exits

40 Percent of Democrats Saying They're Unlikely to Vote, or Certain to Not Vote, in 2010?
Two in five Democratic voters either consider themselves unlikely to vote at this point in time, or have already made the firm decision to remove themselves from the 2010 electorate pool. Indeed, Democrats were three times more likely to say that they will "definitely not vote" in 2010 than are Republicans.

Turning Point: Couric Rips Obama
Katie Couric may be best known for her unflattering interview with Sarah Palin. But her nightly news broadcast this past Monday night may be an indicator that the big liberal media are now turning their guns on Obama.

Obama Begins to Duck WH Press Corps
After months of what some critics called overexposure, President Obama has of late avoided questions from the White House press corps at large, closing the Oval Office to traditionally informal question-and-answer sessions with reporters and pulling back from the fast pace of news conferences he established when taking office

Democrats Attack Obama for Afghan Strategy
President Obama gave the orders to begin his new strategy for victory in Afghanistan and spent Monday preparing to sell that plan to the American people in a prime-time address, even as members of his own party emerged as the most persistent skeptics about the wisdom of sinking more money and lives into the 8-year-old conflict.

Spitzer: Geithner Sold Us Down The River
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer says Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sold us down the river - and started doing so years ago. As evidence, Spitzer cites a new report on the government bailout of AIG, issued by Special Inspector General Neil Barofsky that reveals that then-New York Fed President Geithner and others capitulated to the very banks they should have been supervising.

White House still listening to Van Jones 'green' advice
Van Jones, President Obama's controversial former "green jobs" czar, serves on the advisory board of an independent environmental organization actively working with the White House.

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