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AP SOURCE: RETIRED GEN. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF DIES  —  You are here  —  Home » Norman Schwarzkopf » AP source: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding …
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Commander in Gulf War, Dies at 78  —  Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the American-led forces that crushed Iraq in the 1991 Persian Gulf war and became the nation's most acclaimed military hero since the midcentury exploits of Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower …
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Associated Press:
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies  —  When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1991 to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized …
Matt Schudel / Washington Post:
Retired Gen. Schwarzkopf dies at 78  —  H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the four-star Army general who led allied forces to a stunningly quick and decisive victory over Saddam Hussein's Iraqi military in the 1991 Persian Gulf War and who became the most celebrated U.S. military hero of his generation, died Thursday in Tampa.
Discussion: American Spectator and Gawker
CNN:
‘Stormin’ Norman' Schwarzkopf, lauded Gulf War commander, dies  —  (CNN) — Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led allied forces to a routing of Iraq in the 1991 Persian Gulf War and became one of the nation's most celebrated military heroes of the era, died Thursday, a U.S. defense official said.
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Norman Schwarzkopf / Associated Press:
Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 78
Discussion: Mediaite
Jonathan Allen / Politico:
Why they want to go over the cliff  —  Washington's Democratic and Republican power brokers have sent the message to the nation that going over the fiscal cliff is a worst-case scenario.  But they're not acting that way, not at all.  —  Instead, many of them have calculated that it's better …
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Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
TRENDING: Hoyer compares GOP debt limit tactics to hostage taker threatening to shoot child  —  Washington (CNN) - Less than two weeks after one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, the No.2 Democrat in the U.S. House, Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing …
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Boehner calls House back to Washington on Sunday
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
New Fiscal Crisis Talks Set, but Hopes Are Low
Frank Newport / Gallup:
NRA Has 54% Favorable Image in U.S.  —  Republicans most positive about NRA; Democrats most negative  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Fifty-four percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, while 38% have an unfavorable opinion.  The public's ratings of the NRA …
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Summoned Back to Work, Senators Chafe at Inaction  —  WASHINGTON — Senators bid hasty goodbyes to families, donned ties and pantsuits in lieu of sweat pants and Christmas sweaters and one by one returned to the Capitol on Thursday to begin the business of doing nothing in particular.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jenn / Twitchy:
‘Die painfully’: 50 soulless degenerates who can't wait for George H.W. Bush to die  —  Former President George H.W. Bush is surrounded by family in the ICU of Houston's Methodist Hospital as he fights a “stubborn fever.”  Doctors are “cautiously optimistic,” but the 88-year-old “remains in guarded condition.”
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Acting EPA chief among most likely to succeed Jackson  —  The looming departure of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson is yielding quick speculation about who will replace her, and might touch off a brutal Senate confirmation fight to lead a department that has faced constant GOP criticism.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Zack Colman / The Hill:
New Hawaii senator pledges to tackle climate change  —  The replacement for the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye (D) said Wednesday that climate change is at the top of his legislative agenda.  —  “For me, personally, I believe global climate change is real and it is the most urgent challenge …
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Incoming Sen. Schatz had ‘brief chat’ with Obama on Air Force One
Discussion: Politico
Mark Arsenault / Boston Globe:
US Rep. Markey to run in Senate special election  —  US Representative Edward Markey, dean of the state's Washington delegation, will run in 2013 for the US Senate seat expected to open with the nomination of US Senator John Kerry to head the State Department.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Democrats Seek the Holy Grail of Gun Control  —  Dianne Feinstein has announced that she will introduce sweeping gun control legislation in the Senate.  Under her bill, countless standard handguns apparently would now be banned, and for the first time a federal register that may include …
New York Post:
Folks freak at size of tax hikes if fiscal cliff isn't averted in the coming days  —  They're ready to jump off a real cliff.  —  New Yorkers of all income levels got a rude awakening yesterday when they saw in The Post how much more they will pay in taxes next year without a fiscal-cliff deal by Jan. 1.
Discussion: TBogg
 
 
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