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  • Dems blast booming jobs report, Trump worker agenda, ‘reckless’

    07/06/2018 11:03:30 AM PDT · by CurlyDave · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 6, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    “With slow wage growth, rising health care premiums, and skyrocketing gas prices across the country, Donald Trump’s reckless policies are hurting millions of hardworking families. Trump and Republicans in Congress have been so determined to undermine workers that they held a Supreme Court seat hostage for nearly a year in order to nominate an aggressively anti-union justice, who became the deciding vote in last week’s disgraceful decision in the Janus case..."
  • [Vanity] The Real Election Hack

    01/06/2017 9:13:45 PM PST · by CurlyDave · 14 replies
    vanity | 01/06/2017 | Vanity
    I just read the DNI report and the bottom line is: DHS assesses that the types of systems Russian actors targeted or compromised were not involved in vote tallying. However, if we remember Jill Stein's recount, the Michigan results show that there was a second entity which "hacked" the election. The Detroit results, with more votes than voters in 70% of the precincts, show that someone clearly hacked the vote tallying equipment. And, that someone, the hacker, was -- the Democrat party.
  • If Hillary Drops Out What Happens to the Donations?

    09/13/2016 11:45:58 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 22 replies
    none | Vanity
    The title says it all. Clearly, money given to PACs stays with the PAC, but what about money donated to Hillary's campaign? I think she can keep it if she quits, but could she give it to the new nominee? I can easily foresee months of bickering and indecision while major donors feel fleeced and close their checkbooks.
  • Emails From Hillary Clinton’s IT Director at State Department Appear to Be Missing

    05/09/2016 8:43:15 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 9, 2016 | Justin Fishel
    The State Department said today it can’t find Bryan Pagliano’s emails from the time he served as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s senior information technology staffer during her tenure there.
  • Some of the “Homogenized” Temperature Data is False

    12/08/2009 7:38:35 PM PST · by CurlyDave · 11 replies · 707+ views
    Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 12/8/2009 | Jim Lindgren
    When the CRU at East Anglia disclosed that it had lost some of the raw temperature data, leaving only the “homogenized” data, some honest commentators expressed the hope that the homogenizing was competently done. Anyone who has been following Climate Audit for the last few years knows that at least some of the adjustments to the raw data done by the major data depositories appear to have been incompetently done at best. The statistical techniques used in the scientific backwater of historical climatology are often ad hoc, bearing little relation to the techniques that are standard in other fields. In...
  • 4 Teens Charged In Boy's Brutal Beating Death

    09/28/2009 8:00:55 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 57 replies · 3,794+ views
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/28/2009 | CBS
    Derrion Albert, 16, Was Killed In Thursday Attack Caught On Tape ....Silvonus Shannon, 19; Eric Carson, 16; Eugene Riley, 18; and Eugene Bailey, 18, allegedly kicked and punched Derrion, an innocent bystander in a fight between two groups of students near the South Side school Thursday afternoon, according to Cook County prosecutors... The assault, which was captured on videotape, was not gang-related but arose from a disagreement between students who live in Altgeld Gardens and another group who live in an area known as the "Ville," according to Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Jodi Peterson...
  • Teen piracy suspect raises legal, moral issues

    04/13/2009 5:16:15 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 44 replies · 1,270+ views
    AP ^ | 4/13/09 | Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials, in deciding how to handle the lone surviving pirate from the hostage-taking of an American ship captain, must weigh the violence of the suspect's actions against his surprisingly young age.
  • Reporters call Hillary Clinton, get phone sex line

    04/02/2009 9:03:59 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 17 replies · 768+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/2/09 | CNN
    Journalists who dialed in to a White House conference call Thursday hoping for a media-friendly reception got a far friendlier response than they were counting on...
  • Hackers break into Sarah Palin's e-mail account

    09/17/2008 10:30:30 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 14 replies · 243+ views
    MyWay ^ | Sept 17, 2008 | Ted Bridis
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hackers broke into the Yahoo! e-mail account that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin used for official business as Alaska's governor, revealing as evidence a few inconsequential personal messages she has received since John McCain selected her as his running mate... The Secret Service contacted The Associated Press on Wednesday and asked for copies of the leaked e-mails, which circulated widely on the Internet. The AP did not comply....
  • Long Beach police shoot Los Angeles police officer

    07/30/2008 12:43:40 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 56 replies · 101+ views
    AP ^ | Thomas Watkins
    The Los Angeles Police Department says one of its officers was shot and wounded by Long Beach police.
  • FLDS raid appears to have backfired

    06/02/2008 12:45:17 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 67 replies · 204+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/31/08 | Miguel Bustillo and Nicholas Riccardi
    ELDORADO, TEXAS -- As officials haggled Friday over how to return more than 400 children to their parents, it was becoming increasingly clear that Texas' audacious attempt to rein in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints had backfired -- and become a lesson in the difficulty of cracking down on the 10,000-member polygamist sect. .... The town also was abuzz over an anticipated mass voter registration by the FLDS. Hours after the court first ruled against the state, two members of the sect walked into the county clerk's office and requested 300 voter registration forms, a...
  • Texas judge orders the return of polygamous sect's kids to parents

    06/02/2008 12:32:26 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 44 replies · 143+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6/02/08 | Brooke Adams
    SAN ANGELO, Texas -- A Texas judge today signed an order that said hundreds of children seized during a raid on a polygamous sect's ranch must immediately be released to their families. Signed by 51st District Judge Barbara Walther, the order provides for parents to retrieve their children from the various foster care facilities where they have been placed beginning today at 8 a.m. and extending through 8 p.m.
  • Obama raises record $55 million in February: campaign

    03/06/2008 4:51:15 PM PST · by CurlyDave · 22 replies · 120+ views
    hReuters ^ | March 6, 2008 | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama raised $55 million in February, a record for any presidential campaign in a single month, a campaign official said on Thursday. The amount is well above the $36 million the Illinois senator raked in during January and is also much higher than the $35 million raised by his rival Hillary Clinton during February, even though that month marked a record for her fundraising...
  • 'Mountain' climbs to new heights

    12/11/2005 10:50:40 PM PST · by CurlyDave · 65 replies · 2,029+ views
    Variety ^ | Dec 11, 2005 | Ben Fritz
    It was a record breaking weekend in the limited-release realm, as "Brokeback Mountain" and "Memoirs of a Geisha" both posted spectacular bows. Focus' gay cowboy drama scored the highest per-screen average of any pic this year. "Brokeback," which was named best picture by the L.A. Film Critics Assn. over the weekend, made an astounding $544,549 on five plays in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, for an average of $108,910.
  • Delay moves to Dismiss Second Indictment

    10/17/2005 10:25:59 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 8 replies · 907+ views
    Powerline ^ | 10/17/2005 | John Hinderaker
    John Hinderaker over at Powerline has copies of a letter to Ronnie Earle, and one of two motions to quash the two new indictments of Tom Delay. http://www.powerlineblog.com/ "Earlier today, Tom DeLay's lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, moved for dismissal of the second indictment which was procured by prosecutor Ronnie Earle. Here is DeGuerin's letter to Earle that accompanied the motion: "The judge who will hear DeLay's motions is a MoveOn.org supporter. But Ronnie Earle will have to come up with some answers if he wants to keep his prosecution of Tom DeLay alive."
  • At Least 15 Dead, 80 Hurt at Gaza Rally

    09/23/2005 6:00:26 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 35 replies · 1,681+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2005 | Fox News
    JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip — A truck filled with masked militants and homemade weapons exploded at a Hamas (search) rally Friday, killing at least 15 Palestinians and wounding 80 — including children — bringing a grisly and terrifying end to one of the last gatherings by armed groups celebrating Israel's Gaza (search) pullout.
  • Poorest Face Most Risk on Social Security

    02/19/2005 9:11:45 PM PST · by CurlyDave · 21 replies · 587+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/19/2005 | Jim VandeHei
    No group of Americans would be affected more by President Bush (news - web sites)'s Social Security (news - web sites) plan than those earning the least. Just ask 46-year-old Brent Allen. Allen, who recently lost his job at a Massachusetts paper mill, faces a retirement financed exclusively by the money he has been paying into the Social Security system for the better part of 30 years. Like nearly half the U.S. population, he has no pension or savings to speak of. And his brief flirtations with the stock market have largely flopped. So Allen, who lives on less than...
  • S.Africa Tries to Lure Its White Diaspora Home

    02/19/2005 4:34:21 PM PST · by CurlyDave · 184 replies · 2,228+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/19/2005 | Peter Apps
    OHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - If South Africa's campaign to lure millions of people like 20-year-old Zander Smit back home is going to work, it must convince them whites still have a future in the country.   Tens of thousands of white South Africans have left their country since the end of apartheid in 1994, citing poor job prospects, endemic violent crime and fears the country could go the way of neighboring Zimbabwe. But dire predictions of racial trouble and economic collapse are unfounded -- the stock market is hitting record highs and the currency has strengthened for three years...
  • Judge Lifts Block on Arizona Immigrant Law

    12/22/2004 10:38:49 PM PST · by CurlyDave · 157 replies · 2,747+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/22/04 | David Schwartz
    UCSON, Ariz. (Reuters) - A federal judge lifted a block on a controversial Arizona law on Wednesday forcing state officials to begin restricting some government benefits to illegal immigrants. In a ruling from the bench, U.S. District Judge David Bury said he did not believe that opponents would ultimately succeed in challenging the law passed by state voters in the Nov. 2 general election. Bury said no "irreparable harm" would be caused by lifting a temporary restraining order that he had imposed late last month. The judge, who was appointed by President Bush, had said at the time there were...
  • Document Analysts: CBS News Ignored Concerns About Disputed Bush Military Records

    09/14/2004 6:02:57 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 29 replies · 1,075+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-14-04 | Brian Ross
    Two of the document experts hired by CBS News now say the network ignored concerns they raised prior to the broadcast of 60 Minutes II about the disputed National Guard records attributed to Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, who died in 1984. Emily Will, a veteran document examiner from North Carolina, told ABC News she saw problems right away with the one document CBS hired her to check the weekend before the broadcast. "I found five significant differences in the questioned handwriting, and I found problems with the printing itself as to whether it could have been produced by a typewriter,"...