Election Day; Obama Lies About Obamacare Promises; The Change In Climate Change; The Sky’s The (Debt) Limit; Colorado’s Secession Vote – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 11-5-2013

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Big judgments about the direction of the country will have to wait on this Election Day as voters around the country express opinions on a couple of governors’ races, several mayoral races and a host of local issues. Among the contests around the country Tuesday are governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey, and such questions as how best to turn the page in San Diego’s scandal-ridden mayor’s office and whether to spend more than $217 million to revive Houston’s shuttered Astrodome. Source: CNBC…

 

  • President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times. Videos widely circulated on the Internet show Obama promising 300 million Americans that “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period.” “What we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed,” he instead told Obamacare’s political beneficiaries and contractors. That claim is not supported by his videotaped statements, which don’t include any mention of his new “if it hasn’t changed” exception. Source: The Daily Caller…

 

  • A paper in the peer-reviewed journal Climate Dynamics – by Professor Judith Curry of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Dr. Marcia Wyatt – amounts to a stunning challenge to climate science orthodoxy. Not only does it explain the unexpected pause in global warming, it suggests that the scientific majority – whose views are represented by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – have underestimated the role of natural cycles and exaggerated that of greenhouse gases. Source: Daily Mail…

 

  • In the continuing resolution deal sealed by President Barack Obama and the Republican Congressional leadership last month, the legal limit on the Federal debt was suspended until February 7 of next year. The debt of the Federal government, which is normally subject to a legal limit, jumped by $409 billion in the month of October, according to the U.S. Treasury. That equals approximately $3,567 for each household in the United States, and is the second-largest one month jump in the debt in the history of the country. Source: CNS News…

 

  • Residents of 11 Colorado counties will vote Today on whether to secede and form the Nation’s 51st State. Proponents of the ballot measure say it is needed to give them a political voice. They say the State government, which is under control of Democrats, is ignoring the concerns of rural voters when passing new gun controls and energy mandates. Source: The Hill…

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