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By , Published: October 31

In an explosive report on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, the British supervisor of local security guards protecting the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, provided a harrowing account of the extremist attack that killed four Americans.The man whom CBS called Morgan Jones, a pseudonym, described racing to the Benghazi compound while the attack was underway, scaling a 12-foot wall and downing an extremist with the butt end of a rifle as he tried in vain to rescue the besieged Americans.

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The “60 Minutes” broadcast, in which Jones also recounted his clandestine visit that night to a Benghazi hospital to view the body of slain U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, helped propel a new round of partisan conflict this week over the attack.

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) and other Republican lawmakers referred to it repeatedly during a Wednesday news conference. Graham said he would block confirmation of all of President Obama’s nominees, including Jeh Johnson as homeland security secretary and Janet L. Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve, until the administration allowed government witnesses to the attack to appear before Congress.

But in a written account that Jones, whose real name was confirmed as Dylan Davies by several officials who worked with him in Benghazi, provided to his employer three days after the attack, he told a different story of his experiences that night.

In Davies’s 21 / 2-page incident report to Blue Mountain, the Britain-based contractor hired by the State Department to handle perimeter security at the compound, he wrote that he spent most of that night at his Benghazi beach-side villa. Although he attempted to get to the compound, he wrote in the report, “we could not get anywhere near . . . as roadblocks had been set up.”

He learned of Stevens’s death, Davies wrote, when a Libyan colleague who had been at the hospital came to the villa to show him a cellphone picture of the ambassador’s blackened corpse. Davies wrote that he visited the still-smoking compound the next day to view and photograph the destruction.

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BOSTON (CBS) – CBS News is reporting that a person wanted in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings has been identified.

Investigators made a “clear identification” of a suspect in the bombings with surveillance video, according to CNN, which is reporting that a suspect has been arrested.

Correspondent John King, a Boston native, said authorities have a clear video image of a “dark-skinned male” placing a bag at the second bomb site outside of the Forum restaurant on Boylston Street and then leaving the area before that explosion.

After a flurry of conflicting media reports Wednesday afternoon, federal, state and local authorities said there has been no arrest in the Boston Marathon bombings.

“Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack,” Boston Police tweeted at 2:36 p.m.

“Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting,” FBI spokesperson Katherine Gulotta said in a statement.

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As White House economic adviser Gene Sperling made the Sunday show rounds to dispel any notion of a feud between him and Bob Woodward, Woodward extended the olive branch to Sperling and President Barack Obama and invited them both to his house.

“He’s a peacemaker,” Woodward said on CBS‘s “Face The Nation.”

 

“I am in the business of listening, and I’m going to invite him over to my house if he’ll come and hopefully he’ll bring others from the White House — maybe the President himself. You know, talking really works.”

 

Sperling, meanwhile, appeared across the Sunday show circuit — on ABC‘s “This Week,” NBC‘s “Meet the Press,” and CNN‘s “State of the Union” — in a public attempt to bury the hatchet.

Gene Sperling Reacts To Bob Woodward Fracas: ‘He’s A Legend’ (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 03/03/2013 11:50 am EST  |  Updated: 03/03/2013 12:36 pm EST

White House economic adviser Gene Sperling reacted to his highly publicized email dispute with famed Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward during appearances on two Sunday public affairs programs—ABC’s “This Week” and NBC’s “Meet The Press.” Sperling spoke of what he called his longstanding, respectful relationship with Woodward and hoped they could put the fracas behind them. Woodward, who appeared CBS’ Sunday show “Face the Nation,” responded to Sperling’s request.

Earlier this week, Woodward tangled with Sperling when he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that a top Obama economic adviser made him feel “very uncomfortable” when he was told that he would “regret” comments he made about Obama’s handling of the sequester negotiations. He did not dispute Blitzer or other media organization’s conclusion that he had been “threatened.” When Politico released the email exchange between Woodward and the Obama adviser (Sperling), many members of the media deemed the exchange far from threatening and accused Woodward of mischaracterizing the conversation.

“I’ve known Bob Woodward for 20 years, we’ve had a very friendly and respectful relationship. I think virtually everybody who has looked at my email to him and his reply to me thought those emails reflected that degree of respect and politeness,” Sperling told “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos.

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This  report  says  the  cabin  was  surrounded and  police  heard  a  sungle  gun shot  from coming  from inside the  cabin.  All ther other  reporst register gunshots until the   fire starts.  I  find  this  very   curious…….

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Dorner surrounded by police in cabin after gun battle

February 12, 2013 |  2:15 pm
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Map: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Accused killer Christopher Dorner was surrounded by police inside a Big Bear area cabin after getting into a gun battle Tuesday that left two San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies injured, officials said.

Days ago, Dorner broke into a cabin off Route 38, a source said. He allegedly tied up the couple inside and held them hostage until Tuesday morning when he left. It is unclear whether Dorner stole their vehicle or another, but Fish and Wildlife officers knew to be on the lookout for a white pickup truck when they spotted Dorner driving one and attempted to stop him, the source said.

Dorner crashed the truck during the ensuing chase and allegedly exchanged gunfire with the officers as he fled into another cabin, where he was quickly surrounded by San Bernardino sheriff’s deputies. The source said one deputy was hit as Dorner fired out of the cabin and a second was injured when Dorner exited the back of the cabin, deployed a smoke bomb and opened fire again in an apparent attempt to flee. Dorner was driven back inside the cabin, the source said.

PHOTOS: Manhunt for ex-LAPD officer

The extent of the deputies’ injuries was unknown. There was initial confusion as to where a helicopter should land to evacuate the injured officers,  so deputies used their own smoke bombs to give them enough cover to carry the wounded to a pickup truck that carried them to the waiting helicopter.

Officers have crisscrossed California for days pursuing the more than 1,000 tips that poured in about Dorner’s possible whereabouts — including efforts in Tijuana, Mexico, San Diego County and Big Bear — and serving warrants at homes in Las Vegas and Point Loma.

Statewide alerts were issued in California and Nevada, and border authorities were alerted. The Transportation Security Administration also had issued an alert urging pilots and other aircraft operators to keep an eye out for Dorner.

TIMELINE: Manhunt for ex-LAPD officer

The search turned to Big Bear last week after Dorner’s burning truck was found on a local forest road.

At the search’s height, more than 200 officers scoured the mountain, conducting cabin-by-cabin checks. It was scaled back Sunday — about 30 officers were out in the field Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.

Dorner allegedly threatened “unconventional and asymmetrical warfare” against police in a lengthy manifesto that authorities say he posted on Facebook. The posting named dozens of potential targets, including police officers, whom Dorner allegedly threatened to attack, according to authorities.

FULL COVERAGE: Sweeping manhunt for ex-cop

Records state that the manifesto was discovered by authorities Wednesday, three days after the slaying of an Irvine couple: Monica Quan, a Cal State Fullerton assistant basketball coach, and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, a USC public safety officer.

Quan was the daughter of a retired LAPD captain whom Dorner allegedly blamed in part for his firing from the force in 2009.

Federal documents also provide new details on Dorner’s alleged attack against officers early Thursday in Riverside County.

The first shooting was in Corona after an eyewitness reported a person matching Dorner’s description at a gas station, telling an LAPD officer “who was detailed to the area to protect one of the officials whom Dorner had threatened,” according to the court records.

“When the officer drove by the gas station, the suspect exited his vehicle and fired an assault rifle at the officer, hitting the officer’s vehicle,” according to the court records.

The LAPD later said the officer received a grazing wound.

About 30 minutes later, Dorner opened fire on Riverside police officers “who were in the area searching for Dorner,” the documents said. On that detail, the account conflicts with a statement provided to the media by Riverside police officials, who said the officers were stopped at a red light and were not looking for Dorner.

Riverside Officer Michael Crain, 34, a married father of two who served two tours in Kuwait as a rifleman in the Marines, was killed in the attack. His partner remains hospitalized, Police Chief Sergio Diaz said, and it was unclear if he would be able to return to active duty.

Dorner was charged Monday with one count of murder, with special-circumstance allegations in the killing of a peace officer and the discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, in connection with Crain’s death. He faces three additional charges of attempted murder.

Riverside Dist. Atty. Paul Zellerbach said because of the special-circumstance allegations, Dorner could be eligible for the death penalty if convicted.

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Map: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

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The Reporter  states  that  he is  25 feet  away.  Since  when are  Press  and  civilians  allowed that  close  to   a  potential  shoot out?

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LAPD: No search of cabin so far, body not recovered

(CBS 8) – Despite several reports that fugitive murder suspect Christopher Dorner’s body was located inside a burned cabin near Big Bear, an LAPD spokesman made it clear officials had not recovered a body as of Tuesday evening.

In an 8 p.m. press conference, Cmdr. Andy Smith said the cabin had not been searched, and that it was still too hot for crews to enter and begin their investigation.

“Any reports of a body being found are not true,” Smith said. “Any reports of that body being identified as Christopher Dorner are not true.”

THIS IS A STORY UPDATE. For an earlier story, read below.

BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) — The extraordinary manhunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders converged Tuesday on a mountain cabin where he was believed to have barricaded himself inside, engaged in a shootout that killed a deputy and then never emerged as the home went up in flames.

A single gunshot was heard from within, and a charred body was found inside.

If the man inside proves to be Christopher Dorner, the search for the most wanted man in America over the last week would have ended the way he had expected — death, with the police pursuing him.

Thousands of officers had been on the hunt for the former Navy reservist since police said he launched a campaign to exact revenge against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing. They say he threatened to bring “warfare” to officers and their families, spreading fear and setting off a search for him across the Southwest and Mexico.

“Enough is enough. It’s time for you to turn yourself in. It’s time to stop the bloodshed,” LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said at a news conference held outside police headquarters in Los Angeles, a starkly different atmosphere than last week when officials briefed the news media under tight security with Dorner on the loose.

A short time after Smith spoke Tuesday, smoke began to rise from the cabin in the snow-covered woods near Big Bear Lake, a resort town about 80 miles east of Los Angeles. Flames then engulfed the building — images that were broadcast on live television around the world. TV helicopters showed the fire burning freely with no apparent effort to extinguish it.

“We have reason to believe that it is him,” said San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia Bachman, adding that she didn’t know how the fire started.** She noted there was gunfire between the person in the cabin and officers around the home before the blaze began.

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** San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia Bachman, adding that she didn’t know how the fire started.**

Yet in the  videos below  you  can  clearly  hear the   police  officers  discussing  getting the  burner  ready and  that the  burner  had  indeed been  started.  So  if  they  don’t  know   how  the  fire  started   what   was  te  burner they were  referring to ?

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Christopher Dorner GunFight (Caught on Tape) TV Reporter Gets Caught in the Middle

Published on Feb 12, 2013

A local CBS reporter was caught in a huge police firefight with suspected killer Christopher Dorner on Tuesday.

Dorner, who is alleged to have killed at least three people, is in Big Bear, California, on the run from authorities.

Carter Evans, who works for KCBS and KCAL, was with police, and the station stayed with him on the phone as he reported the situation. Gunfire could be heard throughout.

“It certainly sounds like a lot of gunfire,” the station’s anchor said to Evans.

“We don’t want to get caught in the crossfire,” Evans said. Just then a loud, sustained volley of gunfire was heard. Someone shouted, “Get the f–k out of here!” More gunfire followed. When the anchor asked Evans if he was still there, there was no response.

CBS confirmed that he was OK, and Evans was back on air shortly later.

Correction: this post initially said Evans works for KTLA.

Cops torch cabin where Christopher Dorner was held up

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** San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia Bachman, adding that she didn’t know how the fire started.**

Yet in the  videos below  you  can  clearly  hear the   police  officers  discussing  getting the  burner  ready and  that the  burner  had  indeed been  started.  So  if  they  don’t  know   how  the  fire  started   what   was  te  burner they were  referring to ?

** Ok  we’re  going to go  forward  with the  plan  with the  burner  @ 1:04 on this  video and  further  on  dispatcher confirms going  ahead  with the  burner  and  a  fire  has  started…….hmmmmmmm

Published on Feb 12, 2013

Scanner recording of Cop Killer Christopher Dorner Held up in cabin.Listen to the actual conversation between the police as they plan and burn the cabin down.

Christopher Dorner’s Body NOT Found, Despite Reports

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Published on Feb 12, 2013

DORNER BODY DEAD cabin | LAPD told reporters that no body has been identified in the cabin in which Christopher Dorner was believed to have been hiding, following a shootout and fire.

“No body has been located yet,” Commander Andrew Smith said, telling reporters that the building was still too hot for investigators to enter.

“That burned cabin has not even been entered by investigators yet,” Smith said. “We are still on a holding pattern to search that.”

Earlier reports had indicated that a body had been identified.

The standoff with Dorner, a former member of the LAPD, reached a violent close near a rustic cabin in the Big Bear ski area east of Los Angeles. Since Feb. 3, he’s accused of a crime spree that left four people dead, including two officers, and several others wounded in shootings in L.A. and nearby San Bernadino County.

Chris Dorner Cornered: CNN Cuts Live Feed: Alex Predicts They Will Torch Him

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Published on Feb 12, 2013

Once again CNN cuts the live feed so we cannot see the news.
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Published on Feb 5, 2013

Flash Mob Mayhem: Violent Groups Of Teens Leave NYC Businesses In Ruins
Thugs With No Regard For Anyone But Themselves Causing Chaos All Over
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Violent, thieving mobs have been making headlines across the country for the past few years, and now they have hit New York City.

And Maurice Dubois reported in this CBS 2 investigation, the teen mobs have left neighborhoods worried as businesses take matters into their own hands.

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The president and his outgoing secretary of state were so laudatory of each other on the CBS news program that they were practically cuddling. Lauren Ashburn on the polishing of Hillary’s image—perhaps for 2016.

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President Barack Obama, center, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak with ”60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft, left, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington on Jan. 25, 2013. (CBS/AP)

The last time we saw her, she was dressed in green, glowering through her glasses at Republicans who were skewering her over the administration’s flawed handling of the Benghazi attack.

Not exactly the image she would have chosen to close out her tenure. Nor this one on the cover of the New York Post (“No Wonder Bill’s Afraid”).

But that all changed when she took to the airwaves with President Obama on 60 Minutes, sounding pitch-perfect in pink. While CBS executives first reached out to Obama for a solo interview, they landed a twofer at the White House’s request.

Hmm. Flawless timing.

By Obama sitting down with his secretary of state, it was clear that he was launching an effort to buff her scuffed image before she resigns in the next couple of weeks. When asked by Steve Kroft why he wanted to do the interview together, Obama said, “I wanted to publicly say thank you…I think Hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we’ve had.”

Obama said on the Sunday broadcast that he’d miss her—that he was a great “admirer” and theirs was a great “collaboration”—and lauded her for foreign-policy successes that were rooted in “her hard work.”

He praised her discipline, stamina and thoughtfulness. He called her a “strong friend.”

That’s one wet kiss sendoff.

The lovey-dovey duo smiled, joshed, and giggled for nearly 20 minutes before a commercial break and a more serious discussion about what happened in Benghazi.

At one point Clinton called Obama her partner and friend. She defined their relationship as “very warm” and “close,” saying sometimes they don’t need words to communicate.

If they both weren’t married, I’d have expected him to get down on his knee and propose. This is the beginning of the Hillary coronation. No doubt about it.

It’s quite a turnaround, really—especially from a man who ripped Hillary a new one during the 2008 presidential campaign, causing her to leave the playing field. Remember when he said she was “likable enough?” Or when he said the Clinton camp was trying to “bamboozle” or “hoodwink” voters? It always seemed unlikely to me that she’d ever really let that one go. But Clinton told Kroft she’s not a hater and wrote off the jousts as “ancient history.”

 

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Investigation: US ATF Secretly Arming Mexican Drug Cartels (Mar 3, 2011 – CBS)

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March 3, 2011. CBS Evening News. Gun Walking. Interview with ATF Federal agent John Dodson. ATF was intentionally sending heavy weaponry to Mexican drug cartels. The secret operation was called Fast and Furious.

Medical Examiner FULL Press Conference – Sandy Hook School Mass Shooting

Published on Dec 17, 2012

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Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver provides an update to the media after he and his team examined the victims’ bodies at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown following Friday’s mass shooting.

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Over the past couple of years, we’ve learned the unsavory truth about “pink slime,” reconstituted meat, and how the use of meat glue cheats you out of your hard-earned money at the grocery store and threatens your health.

We’ve also learned that fast food fare such as McDonald’s hamburgers contain so many chemicals and so few real food ingredients that a burger fails to show signs of decomposition after more than a decade

The famous McDonald’s McRib also came under closer scrutiny, and turned out to be something less than mouthwatering. The McRib sandwich is a non-standard item on the fast food restaurant’s menu;1 its annual return is always advertised with great fanfare — last year it even made the headlines on ABC News.2

The pork sandwich is described as a tasty fan favorite slathered in tangy barbecue sauce, slivered onions and tart pickles, served on a hoagie style bun. Sounds perfectly normal, but what’s it made of, really? In a November 2011 article, CBS Chicago news3 spilled the beans on this seasonal favorite:

“More than 70 ingredients make up the McRib and, yes, one of them is pork. But as CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, there’s also an ingredient that can be found in shoes… [Registered dietician Cassie] Vanderwall gave the McRib a closer look and found the McRib has azodicarbonamide, which is used to bleach the flour in bread. It has other uses. ‘It could be on your yoga mat, in your gym shoes, in your anything that’s rubbery,’ Vanderwall said…

Then there’s the pork – which is really restructured meat product. In other words, it’s made from all the less expensive innards and castoffs from the pig… Vanderwall said the McRib ingredient list ‘reminds me of a chemistry lab.’”

To see pictures of a ‘deconstructed’ McRib sandwich, check out foodfacts.info’s McRib page.4 It sure doesn’t look so appetizing anymore once the sauce is washed off and the meat sliced in half. In fact, it can barely pass meat, which was the point CBS news tried to make in the first place.

What is “Food” Anyway?

Two years ago, the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine singled out McDonald’s in their advertisement against obesity-related deaths. As the ad claimed, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and heart attacks are hallmark diseases associated with a fast food diet – a clear indication that it does not provide the appropriate nutrition for your body.

So, is McDonald’s fare really food?

When you consider the fact that a large number of the ingredients in a fast food meal exist nowhere in nature, but are rather concocted in a lab, the answer would have to be ‘no.’ Unfortunately, and to our severe detriment, ever since the advent of the so-called TV dinner back in the 1950’s, the concept of “food” has expanded from meat, vegetables, raw dairy products, fruit and other such natural items to include the highly processed, preserved, artificially flavored and often brightly colored chemical concoctions. But man simply was NOT designed to thrive on man-made chemicals.

Sadly, store-bought foods you might not recognize as processed, such as ground beef, are oftentimes no better. As reported last year, approximately 70 percent of the ground beef sold in U.S. supermarkets contains “pink slime” added in as a cheap filler.

The Pepto-Bismol-colored concoction consists of beef scraps and cow connective tissues, which has been treated with ammonium hydroxide (basically a solution of ammonia in water). It can legally make up 15 percent of any given beef product, which shaves about three cents off the cost for a pound of ground beef. The trimmings used come from parts of the cow that are most likely to be contaminated with dangerous bacteria like E. coli — which is why it must be treated with ammonia to kill off the pathogens in the first place. It’s really industrial food practices like this that pose very real threats to your health, not raw unpasteurized dairy products and other non-processed whole foods…

Russia Throws Poisonous Meat Back to U.S.

In related “questionable food” news, Russia has recently banned U.S. meat supplies after discovering it contains ractopamine — a beta agonist drug that increases protein synthesis, thereby making the animal more muscular. This reduces the fat content of the meat. As reported by Pravda,5 Russia is the fourth largest importer of US meats, purchasing about $500 million-worth of beef and pork annually.

The drug is banned for use in 160 countries, including China and Russia, but allowed in 24 countries, including Canada and the United States. According to the New York Times,6 the ban took effect as of December 7, 2012, and Russian health regulators stated that while they will initially conduct their own testing, foreign countries will soon be required to certify their meat as ractopamine-free if they want to export it to Russia. While the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers ractopamine safe and doesn’t test for it, Russia’s chief health inspector, Gennady Onishchenko, claims there are “serious questions” about the safety of the drug. He told the New York Times:

“For instance, use of ractopamine is accompanied by a reduction in body mass, suppression of reproductive function, increase of mastitis in dairy herds, which leads to a steep decline in the quality and safety of milk.”

Ractopamine is also known to affect the human cardiovascular system, and may cause food poisoning, according to Pravda.7 It’s also thought to be responsible for hyperactivity, muscle breakdown, and increased death and disability in livestock. While other drugs require a clearance period of around two weeks to help ensure the compounds are flushed from the meat prior to slaughter (and therefore reduce residues leftover for human consumption), there is no clearance period for ractopamine. In fact, livestock growers intentionally use the drug in the last days before slaughter in order to increase its effectiveness.

According to veterinarian Michael W. Fox, as much as 20 percent of ractopamine remains in the meat you buy from the supermarket. Despite potential health risks, the drug is used in 45 percent of U.S. pigs, 30 percent of ration-fed cattle, and an unknown percentage of turkeys.

Mexico and Brazil have announced that they will comply with Russia’s demand for ractopamine-free meats.8 The US has shown no sign of coming to an agreement, however. Instead the US has accused Russia of violating World Trade Organization (WTO) rules — an accusation Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has dismissed as being part of business as usual, since “all WTO members break these rules.”

obama winksPresident Barack Obama winks as he arrives to make a statement regarding the passage of the fiscal cliff bill at the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(CNSNews.com) – Are Democrats done raising taxes on the American people?

“No,” says House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“We can raise more revenue,” says Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).

And Sen. Dick Durban (D-Ill.) says “there are still deductions, credits, special treatments under the tax code which ought to be looked at very carefully.”

The three Democrats took similar questions about additional tax hikes on different Sunday talk shows.

Interviewed Friday by Bob Schieffer, host of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Pelosi was asked if the “revenue side” of the fiscal cliff is finished. Revenue means higher taxes to Democrats.

“No, no, it is not,” Pelosi replied. “I mean, the president had said originally he wanted $1.6 trillion in revenue. He took it down to $1.2 as a compromise. In this legislation (fiscal cliff) we had $620 billion, very significant, high-end tax — changing the high-end tax rate to 39.6 percent. But that is not enough on the revenue side.”

“Are you talking about more taxes?” Schieffer asked Pelosi.

“We’re talking about looking at the tax code, putting everything on the table from the standpoint of closing loopholes — and we know that we can do that — special subsidies for big oil, for example, $38 billion right there.

“But again, not to take things in isolation, just to say, OK, well, how much more revenue can we get as we go forward?”

 

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A 51-year-old man is moving back in with his parents so a homeless family can live in his house instead.

Tony Tolbert’s offer is good for one full year. According to CBS, the spare bedroom in his childhood home in Los Angeles frequently went to people in need, which inspired his own version of the act.

“You don’t have to be Bill Gates or Warren Buffet or Oprah,” Tolbert, a Harvard-educated attorney, told CBS in the video above. “We can do it wherever we are, with whatever we have, and for me, I have a home that I can make available.”

Tolbert had never met the recipients. He found them through Alexandria House, a shelter for women and children. Felicia Dukes, a mother of four, couldn’t believe the deal when she heard it.

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