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  • Puerto Rico Republican Primary Results

    03/06/2016 12:37:56 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 143 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | 3/6/2016 | Decision Desk HQ
    Polls closed 3pm EST 23 delegates at stake.
  • Bernie Sanders’s latest eye-popping crowd in Iowa

    01/31/2016 8:51:30 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 81 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/31/2016 | WaPo
    (WaPo, headline only)
  • BREAKING: Armed Police Converging at Pullman Hotel in Paris

    11/14/2015 1:04:14 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 91 replies
    (Translated) Armed police converging on Hotel Pullman
  • Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

    08/13/2015 10:33:47 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 13 replies, via Drudge ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Allison Pohle
    Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna was preparing to start a coveted internship at Facebook when he launched a browser application from his dorm room that angered the social media behemoth. His application, called Marauder’s Map — a clever name that Harry Potter fans will appreciate — was a Chrome extension that used data from Facebook Messenger to map where users were when they sent messages. The app also showed the locations, which were accurate to within three feet, in a group chat with people he barely knew. That meant complete strangers could hypothetically see that he had messaged...
  • Leaked Report Profiles Military, Police Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

    05/23/2015 5:30:48 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 847 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 5/22/2015 | Jana Winter and Jordan Smith
    Nuclear power plant technicians, senior military officers, FBI contractors and an employee of “a highly-secretive Department of Defense agency” with a Top Secret clearance. Those are just a few of the more than 100 people with sensitive military and government connections that law enforcement is tracking because they are linked to “outlaw motorcycle gangs.” A year before the deadly Texas shootout that killed nine people on May 17, a lengthy report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives detailed the involvement of U.S. military personnel and government employees in outlaw motorcycle gangs, or OMGs. A copy of the...
  • European Elections: UKIP Top British Polls

    05/25/2014 5:36:41 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Sky News ^ | 26 May 2014 | staff
    UKIP have topped the European polls in the UK, with the Labour Party vying with the Conservatives for second place. Sources from the other main parties have conceded Nigel Farage's party will win, with the leader hailing an "earthquake" in British politics. It will be the first time a party other than the Conservatives or Labour has topped a nationwide poll for the first time in 108 years.
  • Nikkei Reports Mitsubishi to Use LENRs To Clean Nuclear Waste

    04/28/2014 7:49:53 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 13 replies
    New Energy Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | Steven B. Krivit
    On April 8, 2014, Nikkei, the Japanese equivalent of the Wall Street Journal, reported that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Yokohama, Japan, plans to use low-energy nuclear reactions to clean nuclear waste. This patented LENR transmutation method was developed by Mitsubishi physicist Yasuhiro Iwamura. New Energy Times has translated the Nikkei story below. We have also placed online a copy of a recent slide presentation from Iwamura and an updated European patent specification from the company. The patent claims that the reactions occur not by fission or fusion, but by a two-step mechanism beginning with a weak interaction; a neutron is...
  • Executive Order -- Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

    03/08/2014 5:30:50 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 81 replies
    The White House ^ | March 6, 2014 | Barak Obama
    I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the actions and policies of persons -- including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine -- that undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. I hereby order: Section 1. (a) All...
  • The Muslims of the Central African Republic Face a Deadly Purge

    02/20/2014 6:20:19 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 77 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Feb. 20, 2014 | Andrew Katz
    The anti-balaka have outgrown their name. These militias in the Central African Republic, once united under a moniker meaning “anti-machete” in the local Sango language, are exacting their own vicious revenge upon the mainly Muslim rebels who overthrew the government last March and waged months of terror against the Christian population. They are now accused of atrocities far worse than what first prompted them to take up arms. An Amnesty International report on Feb. 12 said attacks on Muslims in January by anti-balaka militias, made up of Christians and animists, had amounted to “ethnic cleansing.” Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor at...
  • 10,000 African migrants stage demonstration in Jerusalem

    01/08/2014 5:08:31 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 8, 2014 | Spencer Ho
    10,000 African migrants stage demonstration in Jerusalem Knesset speaker nixes meeting between protest leaders and MKs; round them up and deport them, says ex-interior minister Protests by African migrants in Israel, unprecedented in their scope, continued for a fourth straight day Wednesday as about 10,000 people, many of whom come by bus from Tel Aviv, gathered at the Rose Garden in Jerusalem across from the Knesset. ... Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein bowed to pressure from within the Knesset and barred protest leaders from entering the building to attend a meeting with opposition MKs Dov Khenin (Hadash) and Michal Rozin (Meretz),...
  • Teacher, 27, found half-naked with pupil, 17, could be allowed back to classroom in 2 years

    12/12/2013 7:24:53 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 140 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Amanda Williams
    Original title:Woman teacher, 27, who was found half-naked with pupil, 17, in lay-by could be allowed back to the classroom in just two years (trimmed to fit) A teacher who was found half-naked in a parked car with a teenage pupil could be back in the classroom in just two years. Eppie Sprung Dawson, 27, admitted having sex with Matthew Robinson – who was 17 at the time of the offence – and was found ‘unfit to teach’ by a disciplinary panel. Although the English teacher was placed on the sex offenders’ register after admitting her wrongdoing in court and...
  • Angola 'Bans Islam', Dismantles Mosques, According To News Reports

    11/25/2013 11:30:22 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/24/2013 | Connor Adams Sheets
    A number of news outlets have reported that Angola has "banned" Islam and started to dismantle mosques in a bold effort to stem the spread of Muslim extremism. Weekly French-language Moroccan newspaper La Nouvelle Tribune published an article on Friday sourcing "several" Angolan officials, including the Southwest African nation's minister of culture, Rosa Cruz, who reportedly offered the following remarks, which have been translated from French: "The process of legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Their mosques would be closed until further notice." The media reports have not described why Islam...
  • Obamacare's winners and losers in Bay Area

    10/07/2013 9:10:26 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 27 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 10/7/2013 | Tracy Seipel
    ...Yet, like many other Bay Area residents who pay for their own medical insurance, they were floored last week when they opened their bills: Their policies were being replaced with pricier plans that conform to all the requirements of the new health care law. Vinson, of San Jose, will pay $1,800 more a year for an individual policy, while Waschura, of Portola Valley, will cough up almost $10,000 more for insurance for his family of four.
  • Saudis fear tide of Syria war turning against their interests

    10/07/2013 3:38:49 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 38 replies
    Financial Times ( ^ | Oct 6, 2013 | Abeer Allam in Abu Dhabi
    Until a few weeks ago, Saudi Arabia was riding high. Its regional policies, based on countering revolutionary fervour and containing Iran, appeared to be bearing fruit. Egypt’s army ousted the Islamist president, to plaudits and generous funding from Riyadh; the Syrian opposition elected a new pro-Saudi leadership; and the US seemed poised to launch military strikes on the regime in Damascus that Saudi Arabia has tried to dislodge. ... As the challenges in Syria grow, there are fears in Riyadh that the war could drag on for more than a decade, draining Saudi coffers and destabilising the region. There are...
  • Norway election: Conservative Erna Solberg triumphs

    09/10/2013 8:00:32 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 September 2013 | staff
    Norwegian centre-right leader Erna Solberg is set to form a new government after Labour Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg admitted election defeat. Ms Solberg described her win as "a historic election victory for the right-wing parties". Her Conservative Party is widely expected to form a government with the anti-immigration Progress Party. It is oil-rich Norway's first general election since attacks by a far-right extremist left 77 people dead in 2011.
  • Bloodbath in Cairo: More than 120 dead and 1,000 injured after police 'shoot to kill' in....

    07/27/2013 2:38:48 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 94 replies
    UK Daily Mail Online ^ | 27 July 2013 | Rosie Taylor and Anthony Bond
    (original title, had to be shortened to fit):Bloodbath in Cairo: More than 120 dead and 1,000 injured after police 'shoot to kill' in violent clashes which have rocked Egypt More than 120 people are believed to have been killed at a protest in support of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, according to the Muslim Brotherhood. Security forces are reported to have started shooting demonstrators shortly before pre-dawn morning prayers at a round-the-clock vigil in Cairo being staged by backers of Morsi, who was removed from power by the army three weeks ago. Makeshift field hospitals around the area near the...
  • State Department has hired agents with criminal records, memo reveals

    06/13/2013 6:46:32 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/2013 | S.A. MILLER and GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON — The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals. The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to police bad conduct and prosecute wrongdoers. ... “Department intakes of new . . . officers since the hiring surge a decade ago have reportedly been flawed, with ‘mitigation’ of troubling histories including criminal matters,” according to a December 2012 memo...
  • Explosion shakes central Prague, as many as 40 injured

    04/29/2013 5:12:05 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:21am EDT | Reuters
    An explosion in central Prague on Monday, probably caused by gas, injured as many as 40 people, officials said, and neighboring buildings - including the National Theatre - had to be evacuated. The explosion, in a building facing the Vltava river just a few dozen meters (yards) from the 19th-century theatre, was heard as far away as Prague Castle about a mile away. A police spokesman said the blast was probably caused by gas and that there had been about 15 people in the building, which included an office of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and an art gallery.
  • Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson

    03/14/2013 5:32:41 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 73 replies
    AP, via Drudge ^ | March 14, 2013 | AP
    GENEVA (AP) - Physicists said Thursday they are now confident they have discovered a crucial subatomic particle known as a Higgs boson - a major discovery that will go a long ways toward helping them explain why the universe is the way it is. They made the statement following study of the data gathered last year from the world's largest atom-smasher, which lies beneath the Swiss-French border outside Geneva. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said that what they found last year was, indeed, a version of what is popularly referred to as the "God particle."
  • DC Comics under fire for hiring anti-gay writer to pen Superman

    02/12/2013 6:24:34 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 48 replies
    GuardianUK ^ | 11 February 2013 | Dominic Rushe
    Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has called gay marriage 'the end of democracy' – and some comics fans want him fired Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures. Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender's Game sci-fi series, to write for DC's Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April. The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of...
  • 'Numerous' other bodies at Algeria plant (Drudge: All Hostages Dead)

    01/20/2013 6:53:21 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 94 replies
    AP ^ | 1/20/2013 | AP
    Algerian bomb squads scouring a gas plant where Islamist militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage found "numerous" new bodies on Sunday as they searched for explosive traps left behind by the attackers, a security official said, a day after a bloody raid ended the four-day siege of the remote desert refinery. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, said the bodies were badly disfigured and difficult to identify.
  • Michigan Supreme Court justice charged with fraud (Dem)

    01/20/2013 6:20:58 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/2013 | ED WHITE Associated Press
    Federal prosecutors have filed a fraud charge against Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway, just a few days before she leaves the state's highest court in a scandal involving the sale of a Detroit-area home and suspicious steps taken to conceal property in Florida. [...] Hathaway was halfway through an eight-year term on the court, the result of a major election upset over then-Chief Justice Cliff Taylor in 2008. Her victory put Democrats in control of the court for a two-year period. She was a Wayne County judge before joining the Supreme Court.
  • Baby talk triggered NFL player Jovan Belcher's rage, leading to muder-suicide (baby wasn't his)

    12/14/2012 7:47:10 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/2012 | JEANE MacINTOSH
    The Long Island mother of Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher told investigators her son argued with his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins over their baby’s paternity before he shot her dead and killed himself, The Post has learned. Cheryl Shepherd — who was in her son’s suburban Missouri home the morning he shot Perkins nine times — told investigators after the shootings that there were questions about whether the West Babylon, LI-raised linebacker was the father of the couple’s 3-month-old daughter, Zoey, said sources familiar with the situation.
  • FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

    09/08/2012 1:51:25 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 103 replies
    RT ^ | 8 September, 2012 | RT
    Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars. (snip) New Scientist reports that a 2010 study found technology used by NGI to be accurate in picking out suspects from a pool of 1.6 million mug shots 92 percent of the time. The system was tested on a trial basis in the state of Michigan earlier this year, and has already been cleared for pilot runs in Washington, Florida and North...
  • Draghi Helps Out Obama Campaign [Defers EU meltdown until after election]

    09/07/2012 7:36:29 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 19 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 9/6/2012 | Robin Harding
    (snip) But Mr. Draghi has lowered the gravest of risks to Mr Obama: a pre-election meltdown in the eurozone that would have blown up banks, pulverized Wall Street, and routed a fragile US economy back into recession.
  • Greek unemployment surges to 24.4 pct in June

    09/06/2012 8:13:42 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 21 replies
    AP ^ | Sept 6, 2012 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's unemployment rate surged to 24.4 percent in June, according to official figures Thursday, as protests continued against a massive new austerity package, with police blocking their colleagues from starting work.
  • In crisis, Greece rounds up immigrants

    08/22/2012 7:10:50 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/22/2012 | AP
    NEA VYSSA, Greece (AP) -- Border police jeeps hurtle along hot, dusty tracks past potato fields on their way to the river that marks the Greek-Turkish border. Sirens blaring, the convoys have been repelling wave after wave of migrants. ... In Athens, the operation is being bolstered by mass roundups of suspected illegal immigrants. They are seen lined up on the streets of the capital every day, many in handcuffs, waiting to be put in detention until they can be deported. In the first week of the crackdown in early August, police said they apprehended nearly 7,000 people for identification...
  • Russia sends warships to Syria

    07/10/2012 3:56:27 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 75 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 7/10/2012 | Tom Parfitt, Moscow and Adrian Blomfield
    Two destroyers and three amphibious landing vessels carrying marines set sail from Russian bases in the Arctic and the Black Sea, according to Russian military sources. Russia's defence ministry insisted that the mission was part of a previously scheduled exercise in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea and at least one of the vessels in the flotilla has patrolled waters off Syria earlier this year. But Western diplomats say the purpose of the mission is to show tangible support for Mr Assad, to warn the West against military intervention in Syria and to prepare for the possible evacuation of Russian...
  • Commerce considers labeling Arab Americans a disadvantaged minority

    05/29/2012 1:41:43 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 63 replies
    The Hill (via Drudge) ^ | 05/29/12 | Rachel Leven
    The Commerce Department is considering naming Arab Americans a socially and economically disadvantaged minority group that is eligible for special business assistance. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) petitioned Commerce earlier this year to ask that Arab Americans be made eligible for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), which helps minority entrepreneurs gain access to capital, contracts and trade opportunities. ... Commerce is asking for comment about whether there is social and economic discrimination against Arab Americans, along with examples of it occurring. The MBDA will decide whether or not to accept the petition by June 27.
  • Suspects in Seneca attack charged with lynching; hate crime charge possible (SC)

    04/01/2012 4:28:07 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 117 replies ^ | March 29, 2012 | Kyle Rogers
    On March 17th, three white men were leaving an Applebees restaurant after midnight in Seneca, South Carolina. One of the men, Terry Moore, 32, of Macon County, NC, went to the bathroom while his two friends went straight to their car. When Moore walked to the car alone, he encountered between 15 and 20 black men. The men allegedly yelled racial slurs at him like "tree honkey" and "cracker," then brutally attacked him. Moore's friends say that he was zapped with a tazer and then stomped on after he fell to the crowd. The victim suffered several serious head injuries...
  • Colorado Student Who Refused to Sing Song Praising Allah Quits School After Death Threats (Video)

    02/17/2012 4:42:46 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 17. 2012 | Fox News
    Fox News segment. A Colorado student who refused to sing a song praising Allah quit the choir this week. This morning FOX and Friends reported that James Harper quit school in Grand Junction after receiving death threats. Harper received the death threats after the story broke this week. The school defended its decision to sing the song to Allah. Hat tip to Gateway Pundit
  • Italian cold fusion machine passes another test

    11/03/2011 4:05:36 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 165 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/3/2011 | Natalie Wolchover
    Despite a world of skepticism about E-Cat and other devices, proof is adding up Italian physicist and inventor Andrea Rossi has conducted a public demonstration of his "cold fusion" machine, the E-Cat, at the University of Bologna, showing that a small amount of input energy drives an unexplained reaction between atoms of hydrogen and nickel that leads to a large outpouring of energy, more than 10 times what was put in. The first seemingly successful cold fusion experiment was reported two decades ago, but the process has forever been met with heavy skepticism. It's a seemingly impossible process in which...
  • Horror of South Africa's 'corrective rape'

    10/30/2011 9:35:20 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/28/2011 | Nkepile Mabuse,
    ... It is called "corrective rape" - where men force themselves on lesbians, believing it will change their sexual orientation. The extent of the problem is hard to know as South African police do not compile corrective rape statistics separately from other rape cases. But human rights groups in the country -- where gay rights are constitutionally protected -- are outraged.
  • U.S. Ties Iran to Plot to Kill Saudi Envoy (DC bomb plot)

    10/11/2011 2:15:50 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/11/2011 | EVAN PEREZ
    WASHINGTON—U.S. authorities said Tuesday they had charged two men in an Iranian-directed plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. The alleged assassination plot would represent an escalation in the confrontation between mostly Shiite Iran and mostly Sunni Saudi Arabia, two longtime Middle East rivals. The charges are also a rare instance of Washington accusing Iranian groups of fomenting terrorism on U.S. soil. Elements of the Iranian government were ready to spend $1.5 million to hire what they believed was a drug-cartel hit squad from Mexico, said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Prosecutors filed several criminal charges against...
  • The U.S. Drone Fleet Is Fully Infected By A Computer Virus

    10/07/2011 11:19:43 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 7, 2011 | Robert Johnson
    An unnamed computer virus is compromising the security of U.S. Reaper and Predator drones as they fly missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and Pakistan. Wired reports the virus was found about two weeks ago and hasn't kept the drone pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from conducting missions. There haven't been any reports of classified data breaches, but the virus has resisted the military's best efforts to remove it.
  • 9/13/2011 Special Elections Live Thread

    09/13/2011 5:59:29 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 778 replies
    AP ^ | 9/13/2011 | AP
    AP is maintaining vote-count pages for both the NY special election and the Nevada special election for the US HouseNew York District 9, Weprin v TurnerNevada District 2, Amodei v Marshall
  • Obama Issues Executive Order on ‘Diversity’ [no more hiring white people for fed jobs]

    08/20/2011 7:12:31 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 105 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 19, 2011 | Roger Clegg
    President Obama issued an executive order yesterday titled, “Establishing a Coordinated Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce.” It’s quite vague, extolling the value of diversity without defining it, and setting up a “government-wide initiative” for “all agencies” that will “develop and issue a Government-wide Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.” Details later, and the devil, of course, will be in the details. Still, it’s bad enough already. If government personnel are told to strive for diversity, then of course they will be putting their fat thumbs on the scale to ensure a politically correct racial, ethnic,...
  • Official: Soldier arrested near Fort Hood; ammo found in room

    07/28/2011 8:23:55 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/28/2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- Texas police arrested a U.S. soldier who went AWOL this month after being charged with possessing child pornography, a Defense Department official told CNN Thursday. Pfc. Naser Abdo was assigned to Fort Campbell in Kentucky but was arrested in Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood, the military base where a 2009 shooting spree left 13 people dead and 32 others wounded.
  • A Plan B for Europe (George Soros speaks)

    07/15/2011 7:08:35 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 16 replies
    Times Live ^ | July 14, 2011 | George Soros
    The European Union was brought into existence by what Karl Popper called "piecemeal social engineering". A group of far-sighted statesmen, inspired by the vision of a United States of Europe, recognised that this ideal could be approached only gradually, by setting limited objectives, mobilising the political will needed to achieve them and concluding treaties that required states to surrender only as much sovereignty as they could bear politically. That is how the post-war Coal and Steel Community was transformed into the EU - one step at a time. [...] It should be possible to mobilise a pro-European silent majority behind...
  • Spain's ruling Socialists suffer big election loss (biggest defeat in 30 years)

    05/22/2011 2:46:39 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 98 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/22/2011 | AP
    MADRID -- Spain's ruling Socialist party has suffered a bruising defeat to conservatives in the municipal leg of elections and looked headed to suffer big losses in regional government races as well.
  • [NJ Gov] Christie v. Court: Is threat for real?

    04/24/2011 11:26:09 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 85 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/24/2011 | Matt Katz
    Gov. Christie said last week that he had mulled defying a possible order from New Jersey's Supreme Court to restore funding to schools. ... If Christie ignores the ruling, scholars said, he could be ruled in contempt of court and personally fined, he could be impeached for violating his oath of office, or he could trigger a constitutional crisis and the statewide closing of schools. ... The current case had its origins nearly 40 years ago. The nonprofit Education Law Center sued the state for more money for poor schools, saying equitable funding was a right under the state constitution...
  • Arrests Made in Baltimore McDonalds’ Beating of a Transgender Woman (Baltimore)

    04/23/2011 6:33:46 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 230 replies
    TMR Newswire ^ | 4/23/2011
    An Baltimore LGBT group called Equality Maryland confirmed the victim of the Baltimore McDonalds’ beating is a transgender woman. Lisa Polyak, vice president of the board of directors for Equality Maryland commented on the video. “It does appear that the victim was a transgender woman, and she was brutalized while people stood by and watched,” “There’s no excuse for that violence under any circumstances, but we would encourage police to investigate as a hate crime.” Equality Maryland called on state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler to investigate the case as a hate crime.
  • Finland Accused Of 'Arch-Conservatism' In Portugal

    04/22/2011 6:51:55 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 19 replies ^ | 4/21/2011
    The recent surge of scepticism in Finland toward the eurozone bailout package has gone down badly in Portugal, where many have taken offence. Finland can now scupper the whole package, which is currently being negotiated in Lisbon. Former Portuguese President Mario Soares wrote on Thursday that Finland has become an ‘arch-conservative country’. The True Finns’ charge has affected Finland’s image in many countries. The True Finns are seen as extreme right wing nationalists who are anti-Europe and anti-foreigner.
  • True Finns see Portugal bailout opposition growing

    04/21/2011 4:56:18 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 20, 2011 | John Acher
    The head of the euroskeptic True Finns party, confident his opposition to the terms of a Portuguese bailout was gaining traction, said on Wednesday euro zone members might face a new solution to the debt crisis by next month. ... He said the best solution to the European debt crisis would be to require banks to recapitalize and bear more of the liability for debts, as he had suggested during his campaign. ... Under the existing rules, funding for the expected 80 billion euro package would come roughly one-third from the IMF and two-thirds from the EFSF and a smaller...
  • Greek default fears weighing on global stocks; euro drops below $1.43

    04/18/2011 5:41:04 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 18 replies
    570 News (AP) ^ | 4/18/2011 | AP
    LONDON - Global stocks sank Monday as investors fretted over a possible Greek debt default, a day after China's central bank took another anti-inflation move in an attempt to get a grip on fast-rising consumer prices. In addition, huge election gains for a nationalist euroskeptic party in Finland added to the tensions over Europe's debt crisis, on a day that Portugal began discussions on a financial bailout and Spain had to pay much higher interest rates to borrow in the markets. ... "The victory of the True Finns party in yesterday's general election in Finland will make further bailouts much...
  • Finns vote as nationalist right poised to surge

    04/17/2011 5:12:14 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 41 replies
    The West Australian ^ | 4/17/2011 | AFP
    HELSINKI (AFP) - Finns began voting in general elections Sunday after a campaign marked by the meteoric rise of the nationalist True Finns party, which is expected to send parliament lurching to the right. ... The populist, nationalist, immigration-averse True Finns, who are adamantly opposed to European Union bailouts, have meanwhile seen their 4.1 percent tally from the last elections in 2007 balloon to nearly 20 percent in recent polls, although the latest survey put it at 15.4 percent, or fourth place.
  • Wis. lawmaker asks [Federal] AG to look into voting issues

    04/09/2011 11:30:00 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 180 replies
    Stamford ^ | April 9, 2011 | AP
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is asking for a federal investigation into the surprise discovery of 14,000 votes in Waukesha County for the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The Wisconsin Democrat sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday night asking him to assign the Justice Department Public Integrity Section. It oversees the federal prosecution of election crimes.
  • (Wisconsin)High-profile lawyers retained for possible Supreme Court recount

    04/08/2011 4:55:41 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 93 replies · 1+ views
    The Capital Times (Wisconsin) ^ | April 7, 2011 11:00 pm | JESSICA VANEGEREN AND STEVEN ELBOW
    Kloppenburg's campaign is working with Marc Elias, an attorney with Perkins Coie, a Washington D.C.-based firm with an office in downtown Madison. Elias is the same attorney who represented Democratic challenger Al Franken in his eight-month epic recount battle with incumbent Republican Norm Coleman. Franken eventually prevailed, winning his U.S. Senate seat by 312 votes. Prosser has hired Ben Ginsberg, a Washington-D.C. attorney who played a prominent role in the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential recount effort in Florida. He was also part of the team that represented Coleman in his recount effort. Prosser has also retained Madison attorney Jim Troupis, and...
  • Mich. Senate passes bill to give broad powers to emergency managers

    03/10/2011 6:59:50 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/9/2011 | TIM MARTIN, Associated Press
    State appointees could terminate contracts for teachers, government workers ... LANSING, Mich. — Legislation that would give broad new powers to emergency managers appointed to guide financially struggling cities and schools in Michigan moved one step closer to becoming law Wednesday, winning approval from the Republican-led state Senate. ... emergency financial managers who are appointed by the state would have the power to terminate union contracts held by school teachers and local government workers...Managers also could strip local elected officials of most powers,
  • Wausau firefighters, cops join massive gathering in Madison (Wisconsin)

    02/28/2011 4:42:14 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 98 replies
    Wausau Daily Herald
    See article at link below. Cannot post excerpts due to copyright complaints.