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Joe thinks he’s in Ohio while in Florida. Scary that this retard is a breath away from being president.

From WFB:

Vice President Joe Biden seemed to think he was in Ohio this afternoon during a campaign stop in Ocala, Fla., called the Cleveland Plain Dealer one of the major newspapers “in this state.”

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Just don’t ask them to ever stop spending.

(CNSNews.com) – Representative Chaka Fattah (D-Penn.) is planning to introduce a bill to provide an additional $12 billion in funding to FEMA to help the agency deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Fattah says the money should be provided without any offsets, meaning that the government will have to add the total to its already $16-trillion-plus debt.

Fattah plans to introduce the bill when the House of Representatives convenes for a pro-forma session on Friday, although it is not clear he will have a chance to do so because such pro-forma sessions typically last only mere minutes.

Regardless, Rep. Fattah said that the money should not have to be offset by spending cuts or new revenue, adding that the government has always provided emergency funding for natural disasters.

“The American people deserve, and insist on, the kind of first-rate recovery response that FEMA can provide,” Fattah said in a statement. “But we cannot do it on the cheap. Congress must step up and provide the federal resources this emergency requires.”

Any additional funding would violate the spending caps Congress put in place in the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011. However, the BCA allows for funding above the caps in cases of national emergencies of natural disasters.

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Just part of Obama’s overall plan to cause energy prices to skyrocket and would bankrupt the coal industry as he rewards his bundlers billions in taxdollars for his green energy myth.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Consol Energy told 145 workers in southern West Virginia on Tuesday that it will start laying them off in late December because of a dispute over permits for surface mining related to the King Coal Highway project.

The Pittsburgh-based coal producer said it plans to idle its Miller Creek operations in Mingo County, which include Wiley Surface Mine, Wiley Creek Surface Mine, Minway Surface Mine, Minway Preparation Plant, and Miller Creek Administration Group.

“The facility has operated without a lost-time accident since 1986, an exemplary safety record for the mining industry, and it is unfortunate that they will not be afforded the opportunity to extend that record,” Consol President Nicholas J. DeIuliis said in a statement.

Consol has sought U.S. Environmental Protection Agency permits to redirect the Mingo County operations to mine land that would then become a 5-mile stretch of the King Coal Highway. The agency has raised several concerns about the Buffalo Mountain mining operation, including its planned burial of several area streams.

DeIuliis noted that while the EPA had relented in objecting to one of the two permits sought, “that permit alone is not sufficient to allow miners to begin work.”

An EPA spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

Once completed, the King Coal Highway would run 90 miles from Williamson to Bluefield and be part of the Interstate 73/74 corridor. West Virginia has enlisted coal companies to help build the road. Through these public-private partnerships, the companies keep the coal they mine while grading the land for road-building in the process. A 12-mile section opened in 2011.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and fellow Democrats in West Virginia’s congressional delegation blasted the EPA over Tuesday’s layoff notice.

“I am incensed and infuriated that the EPA would intentionally delay the needed permit for a public-private project that would bring so many good jobs and valuable infrastructure to communities that so desperately need them,” said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, who helped launch the project while Tomblin’s predecessor as governor. “The EPA has lost court case after court case for its overreach, and it should be using better judgment by now.”

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Oh look, Obama is playing President again. Wonder if the press will ask for photos of Obama during the Benghazi TERRORIST attack that left 4 Americans to fend for themselves until killed by Islamic terrorists?

H/T to FreeRepublic

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As they say, history often repeats itself.

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Jump to 10:17

From Daily Caller:

On Tuesday night’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the Fox News Channel, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that major news networks might have secret emails proving that the White House canceled plans to assist the besieged U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Gingrich said that the bombshell emails could be revealed within the next two days.

“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich said. “But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action. If that is true, and I’ve been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. senator, if that is true and comes out, I think it raises enormous questions about the president’s role, and Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser’s role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has taken it on his own shoulders, that he said don’t go. And that is, I think, very dubious, given that the president said he had instructions they are supposed to do everything they could to secure American personnel.”

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Well, MSNBC is Obama’s propaganda arm so he might as well steal their “lean forward” tagline.

H/T to WFB

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