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Redefining Mayoral Roles

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011

During a United Nations General Assembly summit on non-communicable diseases — a discussion that included diet and eating habits — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option.” Bloomberg

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Politically, Republicans cannot lose a 2012 Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011

The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the 11th Circuit case which found the Obamacare mandate to be unconstitutional. There is no absolute right to appeal to the Supreme Court in this case; the Court decides

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A rising tide week (Virginia, Part 2)

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011

More from the Clear Brook, Virginia van featured yesterday, from frequent commenter DINORightMarie:

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Open

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011

What’s doing? Palin’s appearance on Greta last night certainly leaves the impression she’s not running, and the reasons she articulated may very well be what she is thinking, not just cover talk: If someone doesn’t deeply want it, they should

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A prayer for 5772

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011

From Caroline Glick, in a must read post: It’s my prayer for coming year that US Jewish community will act with the majority of their fellow Americans to defend Israel. What’s most stunning is that such a prayer even is

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Norks learn Qaddafi’s lesson: Don’t give up nukes

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011

No one could have seen this coming. Via The Telegraph: Diplomatic efforts are under way to revive six-nation talks on the North’s nuclear disarmament. South Korea and the United States have held preparatory  discussions with the North since July. But Peter

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“Patriotic Millionaires” want you to donate to them

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011

At a recent Obama campaign event masquerading as a town hall, an ex-Google executive begged Obama to raise his taxes, to which Obama responded with an Elizabeth Warren-like argument: It turns out the guy was a plant by a group called

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Obama’s Israel policy still misguided

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011

Obama gave a good speech at the U.N. last week, I credited him with that. But his Israel policy still encourages Palestinian intransigence, as evidenced by his demands that Israel cease building new housing units in the Jewish neighborhood of

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African-American Tea Party activist invites Morgan Freeman

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011

On Saturday night Morgan Freeman was the winner of the first ever Saturday Night Card Game Readers’ Choice Award, for his rant on the Piers Morgan show about Tea Party racism. Now a Tea Party activist has written Freeman an

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A rising tide week (Virginia, Part 1)

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011

This van was spotted in Clear Brook, Virginia by the husband of frequent commenter DINORightMarie. The van was covered on multiple sides, so we’ll split it into two posts.  Here’s the full rear view, followed by an enlargement of my

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Sorry Ted, you can’t “talk our President down off of this rhetoric”

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011

Self-made millonaire or billionaire, and now most hated person at Firedoglake, Ted Leonsis wants Obama to stop with the class warfare: Someone needs to talk our President down off of this rhetoric about good vs. evil; about two classes and math.

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Waiting for Obama speech on 20,000 missing Libyan surface-to-air missiles

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011

ABC has an exclusive: video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Some exclusive. In fact, I ran a post on it earlier this month, Let the Libya “unexpected” consequences begin: Such as a “no fly zone” over all of northern Africa, spreading across

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Chris Christie, or the virtues of Honey Badgers

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011

There has been a ton of speculation that Chris Christie may run for president after his speech at the Reagan Library.  Now that the hype about Perry and Bachmann has dwindled, the first-term NJ Gov would generate a storm of media

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“All the working people”

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011

My guess is that none of these dancers has ever been a “working people.”  (h/t @jpodhoretz) I would not be surprised to see this troupe at an Aroma Cafe soon.  Hurry up kiddies, rehearsals have started already.

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