‘Hundreds of al-Qaeda militants planning attacks from Yemen

Hundreds of al-Qaeda militants are planning terror attacks from Yemen, the country’s Foreign Minister said today. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi appealed for more help from the international community to help to train and equip counter-terrorist forces. His plea came after an al-Qaeda group based in Yemen claimed responsibility for the failed Christmas Day airliner bomb plot. […]

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Homeland Security Clears Terrorists To Fly

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is asking Americans to contact their members of Congress to demand immediate Congressional investigations to determine why the Department of Homeland Security is continuing to give valid U.S. visas to millions of people on the terrorism watch lists, including the Detroit Flight 253 bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. ALIPAC called […]

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The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist

Michelle Malkin– The Independent of London has a piece up today on the wealthy, pampered lifestyle of would-be Christmas Day bomber Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab. The Nigerian elite engineering student studied at one of Britain’s leading universities, “lived a gilded life” and “stayed in a £2m flat.”(Approx $3.2M U.S.) The Independent says Abdulmatallab’s privileged status is […]

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Napolitano “The System Worked”

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up the Amsterdam-Detroit flight this week demonstrated that “the system worked.” Asked by CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who sought to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive […]

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Democrats Jumping Ship

William M. Daley– The announcement by Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith that he is switching to the Republican Party is just the latest warning sign that the Democratic Party — “my lifelong political home — has a critical decision to make: Either we plot a more moderate, centrist course or risk electoral disaster not just in […]

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Routine Turned to Mayhem on Terror Flight

Seconds after passengers spotted flames climbing above the back of a window seat midway down the left side of Northwest Flight 253, Friday’s routine descent toward Detroit’s main airport turned into horror, mayhem and instant heroism. Just as the widebody Airbus A330 made a rumbling sound as the landing gear started down, horrified travelers in […]

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Fannie and Freddie Executives to get Millions

Mortgage Execs’ Hefty Salaries To Be Disclosed Federal regulators plan to disclose Thursday that the top executives of government-controlled mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac each earned between $4 million and $6 million this year, two people briefed on the matter said. The people, who declined to be identified because the announcement was […]

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Moulitsas: Democrats Get Killed in 2010 Elections

Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos and an influential leader of the Web-based political left, said Sunday that Democrats are facing huge defeats in the 2010 elections because the Obama administration has alienated the Democratic Party’s liberal political base with its escalating involvement in Afghanistan, and its failure to push for universal healthcare. Speaking […]

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China warns Obama deficit spending must stop

Beijing reluctant to keep bankrolling president’s belt-buster budget One day after the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao snubbed President Obama at the United Nation’s Copenhagen Climate Summit, the Chinese warned the United States that China’s ability to continue buying U.S. Treasury debt was limited. Zhu Min, the deputy governor of the People’s Republic of China, […]

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