Report: huge explosion at an Iranian nuclear facility. It's unconfirmed, but the Israelis may have bombed a uranium-enrichment plant buried under a mountain, as the Iranians are close to weapons-grade fuel. According to the report, the attack took place a day before the Israeli elections. Plus: Obama in joint interview with Hillary--is this payback for Hillary's clever testimony on Benghazi. Also--Boehner full of regret over fiscal-cliff bill. And lots more.
Hillary on Benghazi: "What difference does it make" if it was a terror attack or just some spontaneous killing? Plus: House Republicans cave yet again, pass a three-month debt-ceiling hike with no spending cuts. Also--Phil Mickelson, and lots more.
A small provision buried in the fiscal cliff bill gives a free pass to Amgen--one of their top-selling drugs will not be restricted by new Medicare spending caps for two years. This will cost us taxpayers an estimated $500 million. Plus: the Algerian terror attack and the conflict in Mali are exposing a dangerous region Al-Qaeda has chosen as one of its new hotspots. And much more!
Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer are convinced that Chuck Hagel has had a sudden change of heart, and is sincere in his newfound devotion to Israel and opposition to Iran. Great timing for Hagel to have an epiphany. Plus: update on the terror attack in Algeria, the lesson of Lance Armstrong, and much more.
Egyptian President Morsi made virulently antisemitic comments back in 2010, including the assertion that Jews are descended from apes and pigs. Plus: President Obama tries to make the conservatives the bad guys for actually trying to invoke fiscal discipline in Washington, and not just keep borrowing trillions. And much more.
Why would Obama nominate Chuck Hagel with all the controversy surrounding him? What's the president's real strategy? Also: the Emergency Hurricane Sandy bill before Congress has been loaded up with billions in earmarks unrelated to Sandy. And lots more.
Mayor Bloomberg has placed severe restrictions on prescription painkillers provided by emergency rooms. He has again intruded into our lives as he allows politics to dictate medical decisions that should be left to health care professionals. Plus: new mortgage regulations at a time when it's already very difficult for many to obtain mortgages. And much more.
Al Gore's partner says they chose Al-Jazeera as a buyer because they share common values. Al-Jazeera is owned by the Emir of Qatar. who donated $400 million to Hamas, and one of their most popular shows is called "Shariah and Life." Need we say more? Plus: Will Boehner and McConell continue to team up with Obama and Biden against their fellow conservatives as they did on the fiscal cliff? Certainly appears that way. And much more.
Chuck Hagel will likely be the nominee for Defense Secretary. He has a terrible track record on Israel, the war on terror and he's been soft on Iran. Not a surprising pick--Obama's goal is to downsize the military to pay for the socialist welfare state he's created. Plus--a new concept in criminal justice could allow prosecutors to request soft sentences for murderers if the victim's family consents. And much more.
Al Gore sold his cable channel to Al Jazeera despite the fact that they were outbid by Glenn Beck. His problem with Beck? Ideological concerns! Plus: Palestinian refugees from Syria have been denied assistance...from the Palestinians! Hamas leaders say it would cause political problems in their conflict with Israel if they comply with the UN request to take in 150,000 people who have fled Syria. It seems now that they got their statehood, they no longer need the UN. And much more.