Browsing Month March, 2012

CREDIT CARD SECURITY BREACH:: MasterCard Warns Of Possible Security Breach, Visa Also Reportedly Affected – Fox News

By at March 30, 2012 | 10:40 am

CREDIT CARD SECURITY BREACH:: MasterCard Warns Of Possible Security Breach, Visa Also Reportedly Affected – Fox News

DEVELOPING:  MasterCard is investigating a possible breach of cardholder account data involving a U.S.-based payment processor, the company said Friday. "As a result, we have alerted payment card issuers regarding certain MasterCard accounts that are potentially at risk," the Purchase, N.Y., credit-card company said in a statement. Law enforcement officials have ... Go To Article

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NEWT GINGRICH says Romney ‘is clearly the front-runner’ – AP

By at March 30, 2012 | 10:29 am

NEWT GINGRICH says Romney ‘is clearly the front-runner’ – AP

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Newt Gingrich is acknowledging what has become increasingly clear: Mitt Romney is the likely GOP presidential nominee. The former House speaker told Milwaukee radio station WTMJ Friday he thinks Romney "is clearly the front-runner." Gingrich said Romney "will probably" get the 1,144 convention delegates he needs to win the nomination, but added that ... Go To Article

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RECALL ELECTION ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker – USATODAY

By at March 30, 2012 | 10:22 am

RECALL ELECTION ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker – USATODAY

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will face a recall this spring after an election was ordered Friday following the collection of more than 900,000 signatures in the wake of his push against union bargaining rights. The Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 to order the recall, a move that has been expected for weeks given the ... Go To Article

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TRAYVON MARTIN CASE:: Zimmerman’s Brother Comes to His Defense: ‘He Stopped Someone From Disarming Him’ – TIME

By at March 30, 2012 | 10:16 am

TRAYVON MARTIN CASE:: Zimmerman’s Brother Comes to His Defense: ‘He Stopped Someone From Disarming Him’ – TIME

Robert Zimmerman Jr. is steadfast in his defense of his brother George, insisting that he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death in self-defense only because the teenager attacked him and attempted to take his gun, putting Zimmerman in mortal danger. “That’s called ‘saving your life,’” Robert Zimmerman Jr. said. He appeared Thursday on CNN’s Piers Morgan ... Go To Article

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SABATO’S CRYSTAL BALL:: Early Outlook for the 2012 Congressional Elections: A Forecasting Perspective

By at March 30, 2012 | 9:41 am

SABATO’S CRYSTAL BALL:: Early Outlook for the 2012 Congressional Elections: A Forecasting Perspective

In today’s Crystal Ball, Alan Abramowitz — whose election models are among the best in the business — provides an early look at what they tell us about the race for the House and the Senate. We suspect that these models are a little pessimistic for Democrats at this early point, although we agree with Alan’s conclusion, which is that Republicans are in strong ... Go To Article

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PEGGY NOONAN: Not-So-Smooth Operator – WSJ

By at March 30, 2012 | 12:55 am

PEGGY NOONAN: Not-So-Smooth Operator – WSJ

By PEGGY NOONAN, DECLARATIONS March 29, 2012, WSJ Something's happening to President Obama's relationship with those who are inclined not to like his policies. They are now inclined not to like him. His supporters would say, "Nothing new there," but actually I think there is. I'm referring to the broad, stable, nonradical, non-birther right. Among them the level of ... Go To Article

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KRAUTHAMMER:: The ‘flexibility’ doctrine – WaPo

By at March 30, 2012 | 12:50 am

KRAUTHAMMER:: The ‘flexibility’ doctrine – WaPo

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, Thursday, March 29, 2012, WSJ “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it’s important for him [Vladimir Putin] to give me space. . . . This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” You don’t often hear an American president secretly (he thinks) assuring foreign ... Go To Article

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KIMBERLEY STRASSEL:: The GOP’s Health-Care Eeyores – WSJ

By at March 30, 2012 | 12:44 am

KIMBERLEY STRASSEL:: The GOP’s Health-Care Eeyores – WSJ

"Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning," he said. "Which I doubt," said he. –"Winnie the Pooh" Conservatives are meant to be optimists, yet by the mutterings attending this week's Supreme Court drama, more than a few have been eating thistles with one depressive, gray donkey. To listen to this troop, the worst thing that might ... Go To Article

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PETER FERRARA:: WaPo Misleads Readers About Paul Ryan, Tax Rates and Deficits – Forbes

By at March 30, 2012 | 12:43 am

PETER FERRARA:: WaPo Misleads Readers About Paul Ryan, Tax Rates and Deficits – Forbes

By PETER FERRARA, Contributor, OP/ED | 3/29/2012, FORBES The Washington Post proclaimed editorially on March 21, “There is no credible path to deficit reduction without a combination off spending cuts and revenue increases.” They insisted that this “is the fundamental failure of the budget blueprint released Tuesday by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul ... Go To Article

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PETE DU PONT:: The Anti-Energy President – WSJ

By at March 30, 2012 | 12:40 am

PETE DU PONT:: The Anti-Energy President – WSJ

By PETE DU PONT, OUTSIDE THE BOX Updated March 29, 2012, WSJ Our America today is very different from the America of some years ago. Government spending is greatly increased, as is the regulation of our economy. The growing size and reach of our government is sapping our nation's strength and independence. And our current president's policies have been quite different ... Go To Article

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