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Charitable giving tax break at risk; White House, Nonprofits battle behind the scenes…

(Washington Post) – The White House and the nation’s most prominent charities are embroiled in a tense behind-the-scenes debate over President Obama’s push to scale back the nearly century-old tax deduction on donations that the charities say is crucial for their financial health. In a series of recent meetings and calls, top White House aides …

December 13, 2012, 11:13 pm ·
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Rice Withdraws Potential Secretary of State Nomination

(Breitbart) – UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who disgraced herself after appearing on five morning shows on the Sunday after the Benghazi terrorist attacks and proclaiming that the attacks were nothing more than a spontaneous protest over a YouTube video gone wrong, has now withdrawn her name from consideration for a potential post as Secretary of …

December 13, 2012, 11:11 pm ·
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Marine jailed in Mexico: ‘They’re going to kill me’

(Fox News) – The father of a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico after being caught with his grandfather’s antique shotgun heard the fear in his son’s voice and felt helpless. The phone call came at midnight from Mexico’s notorious CEDES prison, where Jon Hammar Jr. has been held since August. The caller demanded $1,800, then …

December 13, 2012, 8:01 pm ·
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Belafonte to Obama: Lock up opponents

SPECIAL: Bypass the Lame Stream Media! Expose The Truth About ‘America’s Fraud President’ to UNLIMITED Households!

December 13, 2012, 6:52 pm ·
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State Dept Hiding Benghazi Survivors

(Breitbart) – Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in  Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured …

December 13, 2012, 11:58 am ·
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Florida nears 1 million permits for concealed weapons…

(Reuters) – The number of active concealed weapons licenses in Florida, already home to more owners of such registered weapons than any other U.S. state, is expected to reach the 1 million mark next week, a state official said on Wednesday. Applications for the permits in the state of 19.1 million people have doubled since …

December 13, 2012, 11:33 am ·
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Victory in Michigan Shows Tea Party Can Take a Punch

(Breitbart) – The passage of right-to-work legislation this week in Michigan is a victory for the state’s working families. It is also a political victory for the conservative movement, and for the Tea Party in particular, which was written off as dead in the wake of Barack Obama’s re-election victory last month. The message of …

December 13, 2012, 8:30 am ·
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GOP lawmakers warned on dealing with Dems

(The Hill) – A group of more than 140 prominent conservatives signed an open letter to House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday urging them not to “deal” with Democrats in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and warning them of the consequences if they do. “If Republicans cave in now, when it really counts, next time you will …

December 12, 2012, 8:49 pm ·
House Foreign Affairs Committee Holds Hearing Proposed Iraq Legislation

SHEILA JACKSON LEE: ENTITLEMENTS ARE ‘EARNED’…

“I believe it should be pronounced here today, that the reform of the entitlements based upon slipshod, reckless, deliberations or should I say actions are a non-starter. There is no way, Mr. Speaker, that we should raise the eligability age for Medicare, that we should not think carefully about how we approach the reform of …

December 12, 2012, 8:45 pm ·
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CBS, ABC, NBC ALL IGNORE UNION VIOLENCE In Michigan

(Breitbart) – Last night, all the major television networks chose not to show footage of violent union members in Michigan tearing down a tent owned by Americans for Prosperity, or footage of a union member punching Fox News contributor Steven Crowder in the face repeatedly. This is no surprise; the mainstream media is unconcerned with …

December 12, 2012, 8:42 pm ·
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Rep Huelskamp: Boehner Could Be Dumped

(Breitbart) – Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), a victim of Speaker John Boehner’s purge of conservatives from leadership positions in the House, said there’s definitely a possibility, depending on what happens during these fiscal cliff negotiations, that enough conservative members of the House rise up against Speaker Boehner. “This is not about losing just four votes …

December 12, 2012, 6:29 pm ·
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Concealed-carry law overturned in Illinois

(Sun Times) – In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a divided federal appeals court in Chicago Tuesday tossed the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois’ Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry. “The debate is over. We won. And there will be a statewide carry law in 2013,” …

December 12, 2012, 7:35 am ·
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Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan – VIDEO

(Fox News) – A Fox News contributor was punched in the face during a pro-union protest Tuesday in Michigan, one of a series of confrontations between union demonstrators and opponents on the day the state Legislature approved so-called “right to work” legislation that unions oppose. Steven Crowder, a conservative comedian and Fox News contributor, had …

December 12, 2012, 6:37 am ·
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Rep. McCarthy to Debrief Republicans on Secret Conservative Purge List

(Breitbart) – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy has agreed to debrief the conservative Republican Study Committee on Wednesday about his role in drafting Speaker John Boehner’s conservative purge secret scorecard criteria list, a congressman close to the situation told Breitbart News Tuesday evening. Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp said in an interview that McCarthy has …

December 12, 2012, 6:04 am ·
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President Obama Predicts GOP Will Cave on Taxes

(ABC) -  As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the end of the year. “I’m pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to trying to protect tax …

December 12, 2012, 6:00 am ·
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Californians packing up and moving out – to Texas!

(NBC) – About 100,000 more people moved away from California in 2011 than relocated to the Golden State, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The trend can be explained, in part, in monetary terms. Even in an economic boom, the cost of living in California has increased, prompting people to move …

December 11, 2012, 11:13 pm ·
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Democrats threaten violence on Michigan House floor

(Washington Examiner) – “There will be blood,” State Representative Douglas Geiss threatened from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives today as the body debated legislation that would make Michigan the nation’s 24th right to work state. “I really wish we had not gone here,” Geiss continued. “It is the leadership in this house …

December 11, 2012, 8:11 pm ·
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75% of Obama’s tax hikes are for new spending

(Weekly Standard) – Seventy-five percent of the new revenue pulled in by President Barack Obama’s “fiscal cliff” plan would go toward new spending, not toward deficit reduction, the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee contends. Here’s a chart, detailing how money from the new tax hikes would be distributed: According to the minority side …

December 11, 2012, 6:52 pm ·
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Exclusive Video: MI Pro-Union Crowd Destroys Tent with People Inside

(Breitbart) – A group of pro-union, progressive protesters leveled a large tent with people inside during Tuesday’s demonstrations outside the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing against right to work legislation. The protesters shouted “scab” and “Walmart tent” as they advanced. The tent, one of many at the demonstration, had been put up by the pro-right …

December 11, 2012, 6:46 pm ·
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Companies Race to Beat Obama Tax Increases…

(Bloomberg) – The wealthy look set to enjoy a windfall in the closing weeks of the year as companies push money out the door to beat the higher tax rates advocated by President Barack Obama. More than 150 companies, from Costco Wholesale Corp. to Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), have declared special dividends totaling about …

December 11, 2012, 3:08 am ·