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October 8, 2011

Steve Jobs dead: Apple boss left plans for 4 years of new products | Mail Online

Despite knowing he was dying, Steve Jobs worked for more than a year on the products that he believed would safeguard the company’s future.

It was also revealed today that Jobs fought hard to get plans approved for a spaceship-style company headquarters in California.

It will be big enough to hold 12,000 employees in a park-like setting near the existing base in Cupertino. He appeared at a town council meeting in June to plead for the planning go ahead.

via Steve Jobs dead: Apple boss left plans for 4 years of new products | Mail Online.

October 8, 2011

PopModal Conservative Videos – Arizona Sheriffs Press Conference

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and nine other elected Sheriffs from across Arizona held a Press Conference today regarding “Operation Fast and Furious.”Sheriff Paul Babeu, President of the Arizona Sheriffs Association, announced that the gathering of Arizona’s elected Sheriffs is equally represented with five Democrats and five Republicans. “This is not a partisan issue, but a serious public safety issue that threatens the safety of our citizens and our deputies. Our own federal government has armed the very cartels that our law enforcement are fighting with on a daily basis.”

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October 8, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder fires back on Fast & Furious – Josh Gerstein – POLITICO.com

Attorney General Eric Holder is denying charges that he misled Congress about his knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious, and he’s denouncing lawmakers for “political posturing” in their strident criticism of the ill-fated gunrunning probe.

Republican leaders in Congress have questioned Holder’s candor when he told a House hearing in May that he had “probably” first heard of the controversial investigation a few weeks earlier. However, documents the Justice Department provided to congressional investigators in recent days show that at least five memos sent to Holder beginning in July 2010 discussed the operation.

“My testimony was truthful and accurate and I have been consistent on this point throughout. I have no recollection of knowing about Fast and Furious or of hearing its name prior to the public controversy about it,” Holder said in a five-page letter sent to Congress Friday afternoon. “Prior to early 2011, I certainly never knew about the tactics employed in the operation.”

Holder gave no indication that he plans to resign, as he has been urged to do by a few Republican lawmakers and by the National Rifle Association.

via Attorney General Eric Holder fires back on Fast & Furious – Josh Gerstein – POLITICO.com.

October 8, 2011

Romney Criticizes Obama at Military College

This morning, Mitt Romney used his foreign policy address at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina to criticize what he called the Obama administration’s “feckless policies of the last three years.”

“I believe we are an exceptional country with a unique destiny and role in the world,” Romney said, with an audience of cadets sitting behind him. “Not exceptional, as the president has derisively said, in the way that the British think Great Britain is exceptional or the Greeks think Greece is exceptional. In Barack Obama’s profoundly mistaken view, there is nothing unique about the United States.”

Romney criticized the president on cutting the defense budget, as well. “I will reverse President Obama’s massive defense cuts,” he said. “I will begin reversing Obama-era cuts to national missile defense and prioritize the full deployment of a multilayered national ballistic missile defense system.”

In his closing argument, Romney contrasted his vision of America’s role in the world with that of Obama. “I will not surrender America’s role in the world,” he said. “This is very simple. If you do not want America to be the strongest nation on Earth, I am not your president. You have that president today.” The cadets appluaded.

This is not the first time a Republican candidate for president has spoken at the Citadel, a public college that serves as one of the six senior military colleges in the United States. In September 1999, Texas governor George W. Bush gave an address, titled “A Period of Consequences,” to cadets at the college. Bush did not mention President Bill Clinton nor Vice President Al Gore, the Democratic front-runner, in his speech.

via Romney Criticizes Obama at Military College | The Weekly Standard.

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