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  • The End Of Identity Politics

    02/20/2017 4:55:41 AM PST · by wtd · 8 replies
    Hoover Institute ^ | February 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The End Of Identity PoliticsWho are we? asked the liberal social scientist Samuel Huntington over a decade ago in a well-reasoned but controversial book. Huntington feared the institutionalization of what Theodore Roosevelt a century earlier had called “hyphenated Americans.” A “hyphenated American,” Roosevelt scoffed, “is not an American at all.” And 30 years ago, another progressive stalwart and American historian Arthur Schlesinger argued in his book The Disuniting of America that identity politics were tearing apart the cohesion of the United States. What alarmed these liberals was the long and unhappy history of racial, religious, and ethnic chauvinism, and...
  • Court Accuses Police of Serious Pro-Arab Discrimination

    07/07/2015 3:58:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/15 | Reut Hadar
    The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Tuesday ruled to release two Jewish youths aged 13 and 14 to house arrest, after they were arrested on suspicion of being involved in a brawl with Arabs on Monday - in a case that has raised accusations of racial discrimination. The youths, who were represented by Attorney David Halevy of the Honenu legal aid organization, were suspect of taking part in the altercation adjacent to their homes on Shivtei Yisrael Street in central Jerusalem, located to the northwest of the Old City and near Arab majority neighborhoods. A quarrel broke out between a group...
  • Settlers clash with US consulate security near West Bank outpost

    01/02/2015 9:29:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    ynet ^ | 1/2/2015 | Elior Levy
    A confrontation broke out between security personnel from the American consulate and settlers from the Adei Ad outpost in the West Bank on Friday, after settlers hurled stones at two vehicles from the consulate. According to both Palestinian and settler sources, the American security guards drew their weapons at the settlers. A preliminary police investigation of the clashes between American security personnel and Israeli settlers discovered the consulate employees had arrived at the Adei Ad outpost in Samaria without coordination with the appropriate defense officials. An official from the village of Turmus Ayya, near the scene of the incident, said...
  • Rival groups clash in Ukraine's Crimea, 20 injured

    02/26/2014 10:26:25 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    Boston Globe AP ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | AP Staff
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Fistfights broke out between pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine's strategic Crimea region on Wednesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered major military exercises just across the border. The tests of military readiness involve most of the units in central and western Russia, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a televised statement. He said the exercise would "check the troops' readiness for action in crisis situations that threaten the nation's military security." In Kiev, opposition leaders who took charge after pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled were working on forming a new government to chart a path forward...
  • Historic clash: Obama, Rand Paul fight over privacy — and Paul Revere

    01/17/2014 3:43:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    President Obama on Friday cited Paul Revere as one of the earliest American intelligence-gatherers, riding through the streets to warn of impending British raids. But Sen. Rand Paul disputed the president’s take on the iconic Revere and his overall understanding of the American Revolution. “He mentioned Paul Revere, but Paul Revere was warning us of the British coming. He wasn’t warning us the Americans are coming,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said on CNN just after the president concluded a speech in which he outlined changes to U.S. surveillance and data-collection efforts.
  • Clash of civilizations?

    09/26/2013 2:26:13 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 24 September 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Q: So, we are now facing "the clash of civilizations": the West and Islam, two civilizations which are equally great. A: Yes. Q: On one side, we have the civilization that gave the world democracy, the concept of rights, Roman law, Greek tragedy, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci, Newton, Einstein, Darwin, modern science, technology, Michaelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael, Giotto, Brunelleschi, perspective in art, Picasso, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Verdi, Homer, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Euclid, Saint Peter's Basilica, the Empire State Building, Kant, Voltaire, ... A: OK, let me stop you. We've got an idea. Q: On the other side,...
  • Live blog: Zimmerman protesters clash with LAPD

    07/15/2013 9:57:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/15/13 | Ruben Vives
    Times reporter Ruben Vives is reporting live in South Los Angeles, where protesters are taking to the streets around Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards to oppose the not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin. Earlier, dozens of protesters gathered in Leimert Park for a vigil in support of Martin. Following the vigil, marchers moved along Crenshaw Boulevard chanting "No justice, No Peace." Police estimated that 80 to 150 people began engaging in lawless activity along Crenshaw as they jumped on top of vehicles and appeared to assault bystanders. Some protesters stormed a...
  • Arabs Clash with Jews in Binyamin Region

    02/23/2013 1:33:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Violent clashed took place Saturday between Arabs from the village of Kusra and Jews at the community of Esh Kodesh in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem. The IDF intervened. According to the Bethlehem-based Maan news agency, one young Arab man was badly hurt after being shot in the stomach, and another youth was shot in the leg. The Arabs say the Jewish civilians uprooted their olive trees, and fired at them. The IDF Was called into the fray after Arabs attacked Jews with rocks. Seven Arabs were reportedly hurt from rubber coated bullets fired by the soldiers, and inhaled...
  • 4th man claims he had underage sex with Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

    12/10/2012 2:03:47 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 40 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 10, 2012 | Chris Kaltenbach and Mary Carole McCauley
    <p>A fourth accuser is coming forward to claim he engaged in underage sex with former "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash.</p> <p>On Monday, Florida-based attorney Jeff Herman filed his third lawsuit alleging that Clash, now 52, engaged in sex with minors. Herman also has filed suits on behalf of two of the previous three accusers.</p>
  • Voice of Sesame Street's 'Elmo' accused of affair with underaged teen

    11/12/2012 7:25:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | DAVID K. LI
    The man who voices beloved children’s character “Elmo” took a leave of absence, after he was accused of having an affair with an underaged boy, Sesame Street officials said today. The allegations against Kevin Clash, 52, go back seven years and the puppeteer said he needed a break from work to fight the allegations.
  • Fouad Siniora: Hizbullah Leading to Clash with Israel

    10/15/2012 12:07:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/12
    Former Lebanese prime minister Fouad Siniora accused Hizbullah, Sunday, of trying to entangle Lebanon into a military confrontation with Israel. Responding to the recent launching of an unmanned aerial vehicle by the Shi'ite terror group over the Jewish state, the Future Movement Member of Parliament said Hizbullah has no right to declare war and the words of Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah endanger the security of the people...
  • Crisis of sisterhood: ‘Radical’ U.S. nuns clash with Vatican doctrine guardians

    06/09/2012 2:41:42 PM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 12 replies
    National Pos ^ | Jun 9, 2012 | Charles Lewis
    The United States is in the midst of a major investigation by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) into the group that represents 80% of the country’s 57,000 nuns. “The problem is that it is now hard to distinguish between what the nuns do and what lay social workers do,” said Ann Carey, a Catholic journalist and author of Sisters in Crisis: The Tragic Unraveling of Women’s Religious Communities. “This is not about one or two specific incidents but a general drift away from Catholic belief.” The CDF is the Vatican’s toughest office, the group charged...
  • Romney, Christie Clash With Occupy Protesters

    01/08/2012 10:10:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/8/2012 | Emily Friedman
    EXETER, N.H. — At a rally meant to be all about boosting support for Mitt Romney, protesters instead took center stage, evoking colorful responses from both Romney and his outspoken surrogate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who at one time referred to one of the protestors as “sweetheart.” “Really?” said Christie, as soon as protestors interrupted him, the second outburst of the night from the group, who had already gone after Romney. “You know, something may go down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart.” “See it’s this confusion that’s out there because if she was in New...
  • Jordan police beat nine journalists covering demo(monstration/clash over reforms)

    07/15/2011 1:45:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/11 | AFP
    At least 10 people, mostly journalists, were injured on Friday when police tried to stop clashes between pro-reform demonstrators and government supporters in central Amman. Police used batons to disperse the clashes outside city hall, beating and injuring nine journalists who were wearing orange vests marked "press," an AFP reporter at the scene witnessed. The wounded included an AFP photographer and a female Islamist activist. "We were beaten by police, although we were wearing special press vests," said the photographer. "We thought we would be safe when we stood next to the police and away from the clashes." A photographer...
  • Clash for America’s soul continues apace

    03/25/2011 4:47:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/25/11 | Robert Knight
    Underneath headlines about Libya, the Japanese disaster and the Republicans’ dainty attempts to nip around the edges of our massive federal debt, the culture war is raging. The left is lobbing nukes into the institution of marriage and the military. Obamacare is going forward, complete with funding for abortion and massive increases in the size of the already enormous Department of Health and Human Services. Defunding this increasingly unpopular power grab should be in every budget bill - but it’s not. Using a combination of judicial activism, executive malfeasance and
  • Christians and Muslims clash in Egyptian capital

    03/08/2011 1:15:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/8/11 | Hadeel al-Shalchi
    Cairo - Clashes between Christians and Muslims escalated on Tuesday with thousands of people burning tires, smashing parked cars and cutting off a main road despite military moves to control a day of violent protests in Egypt's capital. Tensions have been simmering between Egypt's minority Christian community and its Muslim majority after a Muslim mob burned a church in a Cairo suburb. Egypt's military rulers have since pledged to rebuild the church and Prime Minister Essam Sharaf met Monday with the protesters outside the state-television building.
  • Iran and Russia clash in worst row for years

    05/26/2010 11:25:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 396+ views
    reuters ^ | reuters
    * Ahmadinejad calls on Medvedev to change sanctions stance * Iran tells Kremlin chief to "think more" and be "cautious" * Russia raps Iranian president for political demagoguery * Worst row between Russia and Iran since Cold War (Recasts to add Russian criticism) By Robin Pomeroy and Guy Faulconbridge TEHRAN/MOSCOW, May 26 (Reuters) - Iran and Russia clashed on Wednesday over Kremlin support for draft U.N. sanctions against the Islamic Republic, in one of the worst rows between the two powers since the Cold War.
  • Clash of the Bearded Ones; Hipsters, Hasids, and the Williamsburg street.

    04/13/2010 1:45:05 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies · 689+ views
    NewYorkMagazine ^ | Apr 11, 2010 | Michael Idov
    On a windy Monday night, Pete’s Candy Store—a bar in Williamsburg with a railcar-shaped performance space in the back—is crammed to capacity with the thin and the bearded. Almost no one is drinking. The mood is pregame, expectant and nervous. We’re at one of the oddest New York City powwows in recent memory: a panel designed to quell a metastasizing dispute between bicyclists and Hasidic Jews. Except no Hasids are present. For a moment, it looks like the bicyclists will have to debate themselves. At immediate issue is the Bedford Avenue bike lane. It’s the longest in Brooklyn and runs...
  • More N. Korean soldiers had crossed border to capture defector: Seoul official

    03/03/2010 5:19:18 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 424+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 03/04/10
    More N. Korean soldiers had crossed border to capture defector: Seoul official SEOUL, March 4 (Yonhap) -- Two or three North Korean soldiers had crossed the border with the South to capture a defecting compatriot, but returned to their territory after warning shots were fired by South Korean troops, a military official here said Thursday. The North Korean soldier defected to the South by crossing the eastern front line late Tuesday, expressing his wish to live in the South. The South Korean government has yet to reveal the soldier's identity and is investigating the specific route and motives behind his...
  • 'Gunfire heard' as Iran police clash with protesters

    12/07/2009 9:16:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 572+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/7/09 | BBC
    Iranian security forces have clashed violently with opposition supporters in central Tehran, witnesses say. Police used batons and tear gas, according to the witnesses. There were also unconfirmed reports of security forces using live rounds. State media confirmed there had been clashes, though a foreign media ban means details are hard to verify. The violence came on the day that Iran holds an annual commemoration for the killing of three students in 1953. Early on Monday, hundreds of Iranian police were reported to have surrounded Tehran University to try to block protests. Iranian security forces, including the elite Revolutionary Guards,...
  • Yonhap: Two Koreas' naval forces clash in West Sea. More soon.

    11/09/2009 7:18:49 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 10 replies · 1,382+ views
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  • G-20 opponents, police clash on Pittsburgh streets

    09/24/2009 8:20:46 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 66 replies · 3,881+ views
    The Associated Press (hosted on Google) ^ | September 25, 2009 | Daniel Lovering and Michael Rubinkam
    PITTSBURGH — Police fired canisters of pepper spray and smoke at marchers protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after anarchists responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks. The afternoon march turned chaotic at just about the time that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived for a meeting with leaders of the world's major economies. The clashes began after hundreds of protesters, many advocating against capitalism, tried to march from an outlying neighborhood toward the convention center where the summit is being held. The protesters banged on drums and chanted "Ain't no...
  • Ethnic clash in Chinese factory kills 2, hurts 118

    06/27/2009 2:19:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 469+ views
    BEIJING -- Ethnic tensions between workers at a toy factory in southern China sparked a brawl that left two dead and 118 injured, state media and a government spokesman said Saturday. The official China News Service said hundreds of workers at the Xuri Toy Factory in Shaoguan City fought for two hours before more than 400 police restored order early Friday morning. A spokesman from the Shaoguan City government said the brawl was due to tensions between Uighurs - Turkic-speaking Muslims - and Han Chinese, who make up most of China's population.
  • Tea Party Poseurs Sent By Left Working To Undermine Big Day

    04/09/2009 7:50:55 AM PDT · by PlainOleAmerican · 146 replies · 4,985+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 9, 2009 | Judi McLeod
    Sabotage moonbat moves to undercut America’s 2,000 plus Tea Parties has bypassed sneaky for sinister. “Just this morning, I received word that a new radical organization calling itself “A New Way Forward” has put together an underhanded sneak attack designed to undercut the popular uprising known as the Tea Party Movement,” Bill Wilson, of Americans for Limited Government (ALG), warned mainstreet Americans yesterday. “Simply put, their idea is to stage phony rallies throughout the country on April 11--made to look like they are part of the Tea Party movement--while actually opposing Tea Party principles and supporting the complete government takeover...
  • Samuel Huntington's Warning-He predicted a 'clash of civilizations,' not the illusion of Davos Man.

    12/30/2008 1:41:44 PM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 931+ views
    WSJ ^ | 30 Dec 2008 | FOUAD AJAMI
    The last of Samuel Huntington's books -- "Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity," published four years ago -- may have been his most passionate work. It was like that with the celebrated Harvard political scientist, who died last week at 81. He was a man of diffidence and reserve, yet he was always caught up in the political storms of recent decades. "This book is shaped by my own identities as a patriot and a scholar," he wrote. "As a patriot I am deeply concerned about the unity and strength of my country as a society based...
  • McCain seeks 'game-changer' in second debate clash

    10/07/2008 12:26:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,067+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/08 | Stephen Collinson
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AFP) – Republican John McCain faced fierce pressure in Tuesday's second presidential debate to grab a lifeline for his sliding campaign in the increasingly nasty White House duel with Barack Obama. The rivals will come face-to-face in McCain's favored town-hall style setting in Nashville, Tennessee, at 8:00 pm (0100 GMT) after the Republican's barrage on Obama's character ignited a war of words with the pace-setting Democrat. Exactly four weeks before the election on November 4, the debate marks one of Arizona Senator McCain's last chances to transform a race which seems to be sliding away, with Obama profiting...
  • UK Unveils Lessons for Muslims

    07/18/2008 9:14:21 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 3 replies · 94+ views
    News 24 ^ | 07.18.2008 | SA
    London - Young British Muslims are to be taught citizenship in mosque schools to prevent them from being influenced by Islamist extremism, the government announced on Friday. The new lessons will be tested in London from the start of the new term in September, and other areas with high Muslim populations, like Birmingham and Leicester in central England and Oldham, Rochdale and Bradford in northern England. The initiative is part of a package of measures, including a new board of academics, theologians and community leaders to advise on responses to tackling extremism, to show there is no conflict between being...
  • West Bank: 2 injured, 4 arrested in protest against fence

    06/24/2008 12:33:54 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 124+ views
    YNet ^ | 06.08.08 | Ali Waked
    Protest against security fence being constructed near Na'alin turns violent as Israeli, Palestinians, foreign nationals clash with IDF troops A reported 150 people participated Sunday afternoon in a demonstration near the West Bank village of Naalin, west of Ramallah to protest the security fence being built in the area. The protestors accused IDF soldiers of using tear gas to disperse them while the latter claimed that rocks were thrown in their direction. The demonstrators - Left-wing Israeli, Palestinian and foreign nationals - have gathered on land due to be confiscated to allow for a fence to be built around the...
  • Berlusconi Faces Muslim Clash

    05/04/2008 6:54:21 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 163+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-4-2008 | Malcolm Moore
    Berlusconi faces Muslim clash By Malcolm Moore in Rome Last Updated: 11:38PM BST 04/05/2008 Silvio Berlusconi is facing a row with the Muslim world over his plans to appoint a member of the far-Right to his cabinet. Roberto Calderoli, 52, a senior member of the Northern League, enraged Muslims two years ago during the row over a set of Danish cartoons featuring the Prophet Mohammed. He appeared on television wearing a T-shirt printed with one of the cartoons. The Italian consulate in Libya was set on fire and 11 people died in riots. Mr Calderoli has also threatened to...
  • The Clash

    01/24/2008 12:23:54 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 27 replies · 97+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 6, 2008 | FOUAD AJAMI
    It would have been unlike Samuel P. Huntington to say “I told you so” after 9/11. He is too austere and serious a man, with a legendary career as arguably the most influential and original political scientist of the last half century — always swimming against the current of prevailing opinion. In the 1990s, first in an article in the magazine Foreign Affairs, then in a book published in 1996 under the title “The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order,” he had come forth with a thesis that ran counter to the zeitgeist of the era and...
  • Fred Thompson, Huckabee Clash at Debate

    01/11/2008 10:34:38 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 55 replies · 38+ views ^ | Jan 11,2008 |
    Fred Thompson, Huckabee Clash at Debate Friday, January 11, 2008 1:05 PM By: Newsmax Staff Article Font Size   Fred Thompson went on the attack against Mike Huckabee at Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, sharply criticizing the candidate he clearly sees as a rival for the evangelical vote in South Carolina. In the debate sponsored by Fox News and the South Carolina Republican Party, the heated exchange went like this: THOMPSON: “This is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party and its future. On the one hand, you have the Reagan revolution. You have the Reagan coalition of...
  • Eastern Europeans 'targeted by angry Asians'

    01/09/2008 2:21:30 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 60 replies · 466+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 08 January 2008 | Tom Smithard
    EXCLUSIVE: A clash of cultures between Asian and eastern European youths is leading to increasing tension and violence on Yorkshire's streets, it is claimed. Some young Britons of Asian descent are now leading a campaign of intimidation against the new economic migrants from eastern Europe, whom they claim are taking their jobs. The situation has become so bad in cities like Bradford that a leading social think-tank has begun research into how to get the two sides working together. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has commissioned Bradford-based organisation QED to identify the causes of tensions between the two groups and improve...
  • Recordings Show Iran-US Clash In Gulf

    01/08/2008 1:48:00 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 40+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-8-2008 | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and LOLITA C. BALDOR
    Recordings Show Iran-US Clash in Gulf Tuesday January 8, 2008 9:16 PM By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) - Video and audio recordings clearly show Iranian boats confronting U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, and a voice speaking in heavily-accented English can be heard threatening that the American vessels were going to explode, military officials said Tuesday. The incident, which President Bush denounced Tuesday as a ``provocative act,'' was videotaped by a crew member on the bridge of the destroyer USS Hopper, one of the three ships that faced down five Iranian boats...
  • Clinton, Obama clash in personal terms

    01/06/2008 1:42:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 160+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/06/08 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton clashed Sunday in the slushy New Hampshire homestretch, deriding each others' claims to be the true candidate of change. Clinton told Democratic voters they should elect "a doer, not a talker." Obama countered that his critics are stuck in the politics of the past. At a raucous rally in a high school gymnasium in Nashua, Clinton skewered Obama for several votes he has cast in the Senate, such as his vote in favor of the Patriot Act and for energy legislation she described as "Dick Cheney's energy bill." She never mentioned...
  • Troops clash with Venezuelan protesters (use tear gas, plastic bullets,water cannons on thousands)

    11/01/2007 7:13:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 135+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/1/07 | Christopher Toothaker - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Soldiers used tear gas, plastic bullets and water cannons to scatter tens of thousands who massed Thursday to protest constitutional reforms that would permit Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely. Led by university students, protesters chanted "Freedom! Freedom!" and warned that 69 amendments drafted by the Chavista-dominated National Assembly would violate civil liberties and derail democracy. It was the biggest turnout against Chavez in months, and appeared to revive Venezuela's languid opposition at a time when the president seems as strong as ever. Students promised more street demonstrations over the weekend, but no opposition-led...
  • Judge Rules DNC, Florida Clash Is 'Intra-Party Dispute' (infighting moves to Atlanta)

    10/06/2007 10:42:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 315+ views
    TBO ^ | 10/06/07 | BILLY HOUSE & WILLIAM MARCH
    Judge Rules DNC, Florida Clash Is 'Intra-Party Dispute'By BILLY HOUSE and WILLIAM MARCH The Tampa Tribune Published: Oct 6, 2007 TAMPA - The first legal challenge to the Democratic National Committee's refusal to seat Florida's delegates to the party's national convention next year was thrown out of federal court Friday. Calling the matter "an intra-party dispute," U.S. District Judge Richard Lazzara concluded the arguments made by Tampa-based Democratic voter and political consultant Victor DiMaio contained no legal basis for challenging the national party. Lazzara wrote, "The Supreme Court has consistently recognized that national political parties have a constitutionally protected right...
  • CA: Groups clash over illegal immigration at SoCal church (Sanctuary: Adios,Elvira. Howdy,Liliana!)

    09/17/2007 10:28:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 272+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 9/17/07 | AP
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Dozens of anti-illegal immigration activists faced off against immigrant-rights backers at a rally outside a church where an illegal immigrant is being sheltered with her U.S.-born infant son. One immigrant-rights advocate was injured with a chemical spray during Sunday's confrontation at the United Church of Christ, officials said. Members of the anti-illegal immigration group Save Our State, which organized the rally that drew about 120 protesters and counter-protesters, said they had hoped to make a citizen's arrest of the woman, who has identified herself only as Liliana. Liliana is living in the church's former parsonage as part...
  • GOP hopefuls clash with Paul over Iraq

    09/05/2007 7:55:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 501+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/07 | Libby Quaid - ap
    DURHAM, N.H. - Republican presidential contenders voiced support for the Iraq war Wednesday night despite a warning from anti-war candidate Ron Paul that they risk dragging the party down to defeat in 2008. "Even if we lose elections, we should not lose our honor," shot back former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, "and that is more important to the Republican Party." Huckabee was in the majority, Paul very much in the minority on the debate stage when it came to the war, a politically unpopular conflict that has emerged as the dominant issue of the 2008 race for the presidency. The...
  • Calif. clash over GOP 'values'

    09/05/2007 7:23:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 587+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/07 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES - California Republicans are headed for a showdown over the direction of the party that could highlight national schisms over gay rights, gun control and abortion. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants the state GOP platform — the party's statement of core values — boiled down to as little as a single page focusing on lowering taxes, limiting the size of government and building a strong national defense. A centrist, the actor-governor describes himself as a "post-partisan" who wants to bridge the political divide that often leaves the state capital of Sacramento gridlocked. But some conservatives see his move as...
  • Official: al-Qaida leader killed in Baghdad neighborhood clashes

    05/31/2007 5:48:39 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 289+ views ^ | 5/31/07
    BAGHDAD (AP) - An Iraqi official says the al-Qaida leader in a western Baghdad neighborhood has been killed in clashes between US forces and al-Qaida gunmen. Casualty figures have not been made available and there is no immediate word from the US military about the fighting. But the official says 45 other fighters have been detained. Meanwhile, authorities say three policemen and three civilians were killed and 15 civilians were wounded after a suicide truck bomber struck a communications center on the western outskirts of Ramadi. In Fallujah, one report says at least 20 people were killed after a suicide...
  • Are you afraid of a backlash? - (Spencer's video on ' '(back)clash of civilizations' w/ the RoP)

    05/16/2007 10:07:34 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 637+ views
    Hotair ^ | May, 15, 2007
  • U.S. troops clash with Ramadi insurgents (at least 12 killed in 6-hours of fierce fighting)

    02/22/2007 8:33:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 714+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/22/07 | Sinan Salaheddin - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. troops battled insurgents in fierce fighting that killed at least 12 people in the volatile Sunni city of Ramadi, the military said Thursday. Iraqi authorities said the dead included women and children. The six-hour firefight began after the U.S. troops were attacked by insurgents with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades Wednesday evening in eastern Ramadi, said Marine spokesman 1st Lt. Shawn Mercer. The fighting ended after "precision guided munitions" damaged a number of buildings being used by the insurgents, he said. Twelve insurgents were killed and three were wounded, he said, adding that there were no...
  • Clash On Israel-Lebanese Border

    02/07/2007 4:00:42 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 275+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-7-2007 | Simon Wilson
    Clash on Israel-Lebanese border Israeli troops regularly patrol the border area Israeli and Lebanese forces have exchanged fire on the international border between the two countries. Israeli officials said their troops came under fire as they searched a border area where four explosives were found on Monday. Troops returned fire but no casualties were reported, security sources said. Lebanese officials confirmed the clash. Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah militia fought a 34-day war last year sparked by flare-ups on the tense border. Since that conflict the international border between Israel and Lebanon has been policed by a combination of Lebanese government...
  • Lebanon army restores order after clash (curfew lifted)

    01/26/2007 10:49:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 274+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/07 | Sam F. Ghattas - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - The army restored order in the Lebanese capital Friday as mourners buried victims of a bloody student clash that took a dangerous sectarian tone, prompting leaders to appeal for calm in an effort to keep the country from sliding deeper into violence. A rare curfew in Beirut was lifted early Friday, imposed after factions supporting the Western-backed government and Hezbollah protesters trying to bring it down turned a university campus into a battle zone a day earlier. At least three people were killed and dozens injured after mobs faced off with homemade clubs and stones. Army officers...
  • Iran Prepares Public For Possible Clash

    01/22/2007 3:38:18 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 720+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-22-2007 | Ali Akbar Dareini
    Iran Prepares Public for Possible Clash Monday January 22, 2007 11:01 PM By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran conducted missile tests Monday as its leadership stepped up warnings of a possible military confrontation with the United States. In another show of defiance, Tehran said Monday it had barred 38 United Nations nuclear inspectors from entering the country, apparently in retaliation for a U.N. Security Council resolution last month imposing limited sanctions on Iran. The drum-beating suggested Iran does not intend to back down in its standoff with the West. It could also aim to...
  • White House, GOP senators clash (over treatment, prosecution of terror suspects)

    09/13/2006 3:26:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 656+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/13/06 | Anne Plummer Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON - Negotiations between the White House and a trio of powerful GOP senators snagged Wednesday over Bush administration demands that Congress reinterpret the nation's treaty obligations to allow tough CIA interrogations of terrorism suspects. Sen. John Warner (news, bio, voting record), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said his panel would meet Thursday to finalize an alternative to President Bush's plan to prosecute terror suspects and redefine acts that constitute war crimes. Warner said he was aware the White House may come out in opposition of his legislation. The Supreme Court ruled in June that Bush's court system established...
  • Musharraf Faces Bitter Clash Over Rape Law Reforms

    08/24/2006 7:27:17 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 642+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-25-2006 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Musharraf faces bitter clash over rape law reforms By Isambard Wilkinson in Peshawar (Filed: 25/08/2006) President Pervez Musharraf has opened a new and especially bitter confrontation with radical Islam by trying to rewrite Pakistan's controversial rape laws. These place an almost impossible burden of proof on women by compelling them to produce four "pious" male witnesses to prove rape or risk being convicted of adultery and face 100 lashes or death by stoning. This law, known as the Hudood Ordinance, has been regarded as untouchable since its passage 27 years ago. It also sets no minimum age for sex...
  • Republicans, Democrats clash over who's stronger on national security

    08/11/2006 4:40:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 578+ views
    KATC ^ | 8/11/06
    Republicans, Democrats clash over who's stronger on national security WASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats are clashing over the war on terror. Following word of the foiled airline bomb plot, each side is accusing the other of doing too little to deter the threat of attack. House Speaker Dennis Hastert said, "Freedom is never free, and we must never be complacent in defending it." Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist added: "We must be on alert so that our nation does not suffer another attack like Nine-Eleven." But Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid countered that "as a result of mismanagement and the wrong...
  • China dispatched additional troops to N. Korean border(unfriendly NK soldiers)

    07/27/2006 7:15:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,057+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 07/27/06
    /begin my summary China dispatched additional troops to N. Korean border Armed clashes between N. Korea and China are on the rise (N. Korean) espionage on missile technologyHong Kong Xin-bao reported on July 27: China dispatched additional troops to its border with N. Korea due to N. Korean missile crisis. According to Information Center for Chinese Human Right and Democracy Movement in Hong Kong, PLA 16th Corps, which defends the border with N. Korea, dispatched last week 2,000 additional troops to Tumen, Long-jing, Cong-hua, Hui-chun, all adjoining the border. The units involved are from 46th motorized infantry division and 48th...
  • US, Iraqi forces clash with Shi'ite militia ("Iranian" fighters captured)

    06/29/2006 9:12:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,756+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/29/06 | Reuters
    BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi and U.S. troops battled Shi'ite militiamen in a village northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, and witnesses and police said U.S. helicopters bombed orchards to flush out gunmen hiding in the palm groves. Iraqi security officials said Iranian fighters had been captured in the fighting, in which the commander of an Iraqi quick reaction force and two soldiers were shot dead by a sniper. They did not say how the Iranians had been identified. The U.S. military had no immediate comment. Police said the fighting was still going on at 6 p.m. (1400 GMT) in the...