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  • Cardinal Dolan leads NYC St. Patrick’s Parade as first-ever gay activist group joins

    03/17/2015 2:52:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 17, 2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    NEW YORK, March 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan led Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Tuesday as grand marshal, despite backlash from faithful Catholics unhappy with the organizers’ decision to allow an openly homosexual activist group to march in the event.“I’m as radiant as the sun, so thanks be to God for the honor and the joy,” said Cardinal Dolan on Tuesday morning, as he led 250,000 marchers down Fifth Avenue – including a delegation from “Out @ NBC Universal,” a group of gay activists who work for NBC, the network that televises the parade.Catholic...
  • Annie Lennox: 'Twerking Is Not Feminism'

    10/21/2014 10:25:03 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 68 replies
    billboard.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Elias Leight
    "Listen," said Lennox, "Twerking is not feminism. Thats what I'm referring to. It's not -- it's not liberating, it's not empowering. It's a sexual thing that you're doing on a stage; it doesn't empower you. That's my feeling about it."
  • Ebola patient in critical condition says Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas

    10/04/2014 1:31:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/4/14 | Sherry Jacobson
    The condition of the first Ebola case in the United States was downgraded to critical Saturday by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, had been listed in serious condition in recent days. He was diagnosed with the deadly virus Tuesday.
  • Senate leaders announce deal to end shutdown and avoid default (Boehner to cave)

    10/16/2013 11:31:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/16/2013 | Michael O'Brien
    On the brink of a national default, the leaders of the Senate struck a deal Wednesday to reopen the federal government and extend its power to borrow money. The House appeared ready to go along — and end, at least for now, the crisis in Washington. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor at midday that his party and Republicans had found their way to a compromise to “provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs” and avert financial disaster. His Republican counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell, offered his blessing: “This is far less than many...
  • Sens. Cruz, Lee say they won't block deal

    10/16/2013 9:58:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 269 replies
    Sens. Cruz, Lee say they won't block deal By Mike Lillis - 10/16/13 12:38 PM ET Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee said Wednesday that they won't try to block the bipartisan deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. "The timing of the vote will make no difference to the outcome," Cruz (R-Texas) said. "I have no intention of delaying the vote." Cruz and Lee (R-Utah) had spearheaded the campaign to attach ObamaCare language to any new budget bills, and had pushed their colleagues to take a hard-line stance. But the pair emerged from a meeting of...
  • Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

    09/04/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 4, 2013 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press
    Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of the Army.
  • Obamas paid a lower tax rate in 2012 than most Americans in their income bracket

    04/12/2013 2:59:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/13/13 | Hayley Peterson
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid $112,214 in federal taxes on $608,611 in income last year for a tax rate of 18.4 percent, which is slightly lower than the average rate paid by others in their income bracket. Most American households making between $500,000 and $1 million paid a 20.6 percent rate in 2012, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. In spite of the lower tax rate, the Obamas still managed to overpay taxes last year to the tune of $16,815, according to their tax returns, which were released by the White House on Friday.
  • Six-month deal reached to avoid government shutdown, aides say

    07/31/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    national journal ^ | 7-31-12 | Katy O'Donnell
    The House will have just eight legislative workdays in September, and at least one of them will now be spent taking up a stopgap spending bill to fund the government past the election and through what is expected to be an extraordinarily hectic lame-duck session. The chamber will not take up a continuing resolution bill this week, according to aides, but House and Senate leaders are expected to announce as early as Tuesday afternoon that they have reached an informal agreement to take up a roughly six-month continuing resolution when they return from the August recess.
  • The Tea Party Needs Allies (leaders outside their class and kind)

    02/22/2012 3:32:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 22, 2012 | William Tucker
    ......Deference to leaders who do not necessarily share your background or agree with you on everything is in the fiber of representative government. It is enshrined in the Constitution. In fact, there probably never would have been a Constitution if the Americans of 1787 hadn't been willing to defer to the "assembly of demigods" (as Jefferson described them) that convened in Philadelphia, closed the doors to the press, sealed the windows to eavesdroppers, and privately debated the future of the nation. ....What the Tea Party needs to do is look for allies. There are other people in the country who...
  • 8 Facts about the Obama/GOP tax compromise

    12/14/2010 10:14:23 AM PST · by ssugasl231 · 29 replies · 2+ views
    1 The "cost" of the bill is $857 billion...over 10 years = $85 billion/year 2 $85 billion/year is 2% of spending (proposed to be $3830 billion this year) 3 $721 billion out of $857 billion, or 84% of the bill, are keeping the tax cuts. Is this really "spending" to keep our own $? 4 Extending the estate tax "costs" $68 billion over 10 years, or $6.8 billion/year. That is 0.1% of spending this year. 5 Extending unemployment insurance costs $56 billion over 10 years, or $5.6 billion/year. 6 The payroll tax holiday costs $111 billion over 10 years, or...
  • Obama's 'birth-certificate' guardian out of job

    12/08/2010 11:06:03 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 59 replies
    WND ^ | December 08, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The primary gatekeeper for those who would like to explore President Obama's original birth documentation on file with the state of Hawaii has left her post. The Hawaii Department of Health today confirmed to WND that the term for department Director Chiyome Fukino, M.D., ended on Dec. 6 and that she no longer is serving at her previous position, in what is being described as a normal change of command as Gov. Neil Abercrombe takes office. Abercrombie was sworn in on Monday, Dec. 7, as Hawaii's seventh governor, succeeding Republican Gov. Linda Lingle. Until the state senate confirms a new...
  • How Much is Obama's India Trip Costing Tax Payers?

    11/04/2010 2:26:35 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    Obama will be leaving 2 days after the election to tour around India... The trip will cost taxpayers 200 million a day for 10 days. The Obama's will rent the entire Hotel Taj, 570 rooms. There are two jumbo jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by security jets. The President’s convoy has 45 cars.” The Economic Times also reported that Mr Obama’s delegation is so large that another 300 rooms have reportedly been booked in other luxury Mumbai hotels. Except for personnel providing immediate security to the president, the US officials may not be allowed...
  • Napolitano: We're Always 'Leaning Forward'

    10/30/2010 6:24:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like the MSNBC-Obama merger is complete . . . Janet Napolitano did double-duty on Good Morning America today, describing administration anti-terrorism efforts while serving as an MSNBC shill by parroting the liberal network's new marketing catchphrase, Lean Forward. To complete the daisy chain, Napolitano was interviewed by ABC's Bianna Golodryga, wife of . . . former Obama budget director Peter Orzag. View video after the jump.
  • Jon Stewart Mocks MSNBC’s New “Lean Forward” Campaign

    10/12/2010 2:31:43 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Comedy Channel ^ | 10/12/10 | Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart is a smart and funny guy. As any regular visitor to Mediaite knows, we are big fans of his incisive and entertaining commentary on the often absurd intersection of media and politics. But that doesn’t mean we always agree with his point-of-view; take for example his take down of MSNBC’s new campaign to re-brand themselves with the phrase “Lean Forward.” In the following segment, Mr. Stewart makes a lot funny jokes, but perhaps its a little early to dismiss an entire ad campaign.
  • With Tagline, MSNBC Embraces a Political Identity (MSNBC ready to confess they are Liberal idiots)

    10/04/2010 1:43:24 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 83 replies
    ny times ^ | 10/4/2010 | Brian Stelter
    MSNBC, once the also-ran, now the No. 2 cable news channel, has a new tagline that embraces its progressive political identity. The tagline, “Lean Forward,” will be publicly unveiled Tuesday, at the start of a two-year advertising campaign intended to raise awareness of the channel among viewers, advertisers and distributors. The tagline “defines us and defines our competition,” said Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, his inference being that the Fox News Channel, the No. 1 cable news channel and a home for conservatives, is leaning backwards. Fox’s best-known tagline is “Fair and Balanced.” Some of the new MSNBC ads...
  • City looks to insure sex-change procedures

    02/04/2010 3:21:28 AM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 487+ views
    KATU ^ | Feb 3, 2010 | Margy Lynch
    PORTLAND, Ore. - The city of Portland wants to expand its medical coverage for employees who want to get a sex change, a move that will cost $108,000 a year. According to Mayor Sam Adam’s spokesman, Roy Kaufmann, the city would pay 95 percent of the cost for the procedure and leave the remaining five percent for employees to pay out of pocket. He said it would cover a lifetime benefit of $75,000 for each employee who gets gender reassignment surgery. Employees covered under the city’s core plan would pay about $20 a year more in premiums. It’s an effort...
  • Why The Hell Would Obama Bow To Tampa Mayor? (Obama Has No Dignity, Bows To Anyone)

    01/31/2010 7:42:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 81 replies · 2,822+ views
    Weasel Zippers via AP Photo ^ | January 31, 2010 | Weasel Zippers
    Why The Hell Would Obama Bow To Tampa Mayor? Hey, what's that on the ground? Oh, it's just my dignity U.S. President Barack Obama bows to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo)
  • How Tim Geithner Screwed Us All

    11/25/2009 1:16:54 PM PST · by FromLori · 24 replies · 1,223+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/25/09 | Gretchen Morgenson
    More details on the appalling bailout of AIG. [Neil Barofsky's report on the AIG bailout is] must reading for any taxpayer hoping to understand why the $182 billion “rescue” of what was once the world’s largest insurer still ranks as the most troubling episode of the financial disaster. And it couldn’t have come at a more pivotal moment... [T]he actions taken in the deal by Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, who was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at the time, grow curiouser and curiouser.
  • Porkulus Bill LIVE THREAD- CSPAN- 02/13/09 (*60-38 PORK PASSES*)

    02/13/2009 6:59:34 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 938 replies · 35,841+ views
    02/13/09 | Congress
    each Rep allowed one minute to speak.
  • Gay Portland [Oregon] councilman elected mayor

    05/21/2008 8:32:10 AM PDT · by mngran2 · 20 replies · 125+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/21/08
    Councilman Sam Adams easily won the Portland mayoral race, making this city the largest in the U.S. to ever elect an openly gay mayor. Adams avoided a November runoff, with 58 percent of the votes after more than 80 percent of the ballots were counted Tuesday night. Businessman Sho Dozono had 34 percent and almost a dozen minor candidates split the rest. Adams, 44, said his main goals are improving the economy, reducing the dropout rate in schools and preparing for an influx of people to the region