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  • Symantec declares antivirus ‘dead’ as it focuses on damage control

    05/06/2014 11:58:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Engadget ^ | May 6, 2014 5:45:00 PM ET | John Fingas
    Given how hard antivirus software makers push you to sign up, you'd think that business was booming. Far from it, according to Symantec’s Brian Dye. He tells the Wall Street Journal that antivirus tools like his company’s Norton suite are effectively “dead.” The utilities now catch less than half of all attacks, according to the executive—to him, the focus is on minimizing the damage whenever there’s a successful hack or infection. …
  • Bible Critic Says Jesus Isn't God, Stephen Colbert Leaves Him Speechless (Video)

    04/20/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | BY JARED FREEMAN
    (Screenshot: Comedy Central)As we mentioned, Stephen Colbert, heir to David Letterman's chair on "The Late Show," openly talks about his Catholic faith. It's a surprise to those who know the comedian only as the satirical conservative host of "The Colbert Report."In this April 2009 episode on Maundy Thursday, Colbert hosted Bart Ehrman, a prominent New Testament scholar and biblical critic.As Ehrman points out contradictions he's found in the Bible, notably in the crucifixion of Jesus, Colbert takes him to task in his usual acerbic tone. But under the caricature, Colbert presents the divinity of Christ in ways that leave...
  • Obama pressured over NSA snooping as US senator denounces 'act of treason'

    06/10/2013 4:50:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 10, 2013 | Dan Roberts in Washington, Ewen MacAskill in Hong Kong and James Ball in New York
    Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as the administration struggled to contain one of the most explosive national security leaks in US history. Political opinion in the US was split with some members of Congress calling for the immediate extradition from Hong Kong of the whistleblower, Edward Snowden. But other senior politicians in both main parties questioned whether US surveillance practices had gone too far. Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the national intelligence committee, has ordered the NSA to review how it limits the exposure of Americans to government surveillance. But...
  • Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing

    05/21/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper
  • Amid damage control efforts, White House listens to outside advice

    05/16/2013 7:13:26 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 16, 2013 8:44pm EDT | Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason
    (Reuters) - Senior White House officials responsible for navigating the administration through a trio of scandals met on Thursday with outside Democratic strategists for advice on how to get past the controversies and back on track advancing the president's agenda. The White House is trying to regain the upper hand after being knocked on the defensive over its response to deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the seizure of journalists' phone records in a Justice Department leak investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny. Now, President Barack Obama's closest advisers want to find a way...
  • Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    05/15/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 154 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/15/2013 | Fox News
    <p>President Obama says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has requested and received the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, after critical report on targeting of conservative groups.</p>
  • New Yorker Trashes Carney For Friday Press Conference Lies, Compares Him To Bill Clinton

    05/12/2013 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 05/12/13 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from The New Yorker: But the mere existence of the edits—whatever the motivation for them—seriously undermines the White House’s credibility on this issue. This past November (after Election Day), White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that “The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.” Remarkably, Carney is sticking with that line even now. In his regular press briefing on Friday afternoon (a briefing that was delayed...
  • Feinstein: ´Talking points were wrong´

    05/12/2013 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/12/13 | Tarini Parti
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the talking points used on the Sunday news shows following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were wrong, adding that the administration should have been quicker in calling it a terrorist act. “I think the talking points were wrong,” the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on NBC´s “Meet the Press.” “I think the talking points should not be written by the intelligence community.” “Unfortunately," she added, "the word extremist was used which isn’t not as crystal clear as terrorist.”
  • Liberal Panic Now That Benghazi Fiasco Finally Getting Real Coverage?

    05/11/2013 9:48:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 12, 2013 | Howard Portnoy
    here is no escaping the fact that, where Benghazi is concerned, there is blood in the water and the mainstream media has (at long last) picked up the scent. Yesterday, the sharks representing the three major TV networks circled Press Secretary Jay Carney, bombarding him with questions that were uncharacteristically tough. ABC’s Jonathan Karl, who broke the story that the talking points underwent twelve revisions, had the aspect and attitude of a man scorned and determined to set the record straight as much to clear his own name as to ascertain the truth. When Carney attempted to weasel out of his claim...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 May 2013

    05/12/2013 3:43:26 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 302 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 12 May 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 12th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Adam Smith, D-Wash.; Rep.-elect Mark Sanford, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; Sen. Dianne Feinsweine, D-Calif.; former diplomat Thomas Pickering, who helped lead the State Department's review of the attack against the U.S. in Benghazi, Libya. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pickering; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Sens. Da Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. STATE OF THE...
  • Biden and Kerry to honor Benghazi victims…eight months after attacks

    05/02/2013 10:59:12 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 32 replies
    Even though White House Press Secretary Jay Carney thinks “Benghazi happened a long time ago,” the four people killed in the attacks are just now being officially honored.
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton Most Popular National Political Figure

    02/08/2013 10:32:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 08, 2013
    A national opinion poll indicates that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is more popular than President Barack Obama and any other national political figure. The Quinnipiac University survey released Friday said Clinton has a 61 percent favorability rating among American voters, compared to President Obama's 51 percent favorability.
  • Did Intelligence Tell WH There Were Protests in Benghazi?

    10/12/2012 3:30:19 PM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies
    Commentary ^ | 10/12/2012 | Alana Goodman
    The White House has clarified Vice President Biden’s comment that he wasn’t aware of security requests, saying he was speaking for himself and President Obama, not the State Department. But they still haven’t explained Biden’s even more troubling claim that the intelligence community told the White House there were protesters outside the Benghazi embassy: MS. RADDATZ: What were you first told about the attack? Why were people talking about protests? When people in the consulate first saw armed men attacking with guns, there were no protesters. Why did that go on for weeks? VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Because that’s exactly what...
  • Damage Control: Obama Campaign Tries to Spin Biden's Bizarre Debate Behavior

    10/12/2012 8:25:27 AM PDT · by Justaham · 87 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/12/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Obama campaign is struggling to respond to mounting criticism of Vice President Joe Biden's bizarre behavior during last night's debate with Rep. Paul Ryan. Biden not only interrupted Ryan frequently--82 times, according to Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus--but frequently laughed, smirked, and snorted at serious moments, showing contempt for his opponent and disturbing even friendly observers. A CNN poll conducted after the debate, which handed Ryan a narrow 48%-44% victory, also showed that Ryan had beaten Biden by an even wider margin when it came to "likeability." Viewers in the poll--with an admittedly small sample-- also said Ryan...
  • Video shows Libyans tried to save U.S. envoy after attack on Benghazi consulate

    09/19/2012 12:25:19 AM PDT · by Dave Mellon · 20 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | September 19, 2012 | AFP, Video by Fahid al-Bakush shared with AFP
    The article mentions that "Another person is seen checking the pulse of the victim." Unfortunately the video is not included in the story; however, I am including the link to an updated and slightly longer video which does indeed show a Libyan checking Ambassador Stevens pulse at the 1:16 mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRBl11SRtUk&feature=channel&list=UL&bpctr=1348039338
  • Gingrich targets "sanctuaries" for illegal immigrants

    11/28/2011 8:24:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov.28, 2011 | Harriet McLeod
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told a South Carolina town hall on Monday that as president he would block federal funds to any city that "declared itself a sanctuary" for illegal immigrants. Gingrich, fresh from a key endorsement from an influential New Hampshire newspaper, is on a three-day swing through South Carolina, an early primary state that his campaign has dubbed his "southern firewall." "No American president has the right to side with foreigners," Gingrich told a crowd of hundreds at the College of Charleston, after reciting a list of 16 countries that he said...
  • Report: Obama Wanted to Release Pollard, Biden Refused

    10/01/2011 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/11 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama was set to release Jonathan Pollard but his vice president thwarted the move, The New York Times has reported. According to the report, Vice President Joe Biden met last week with 15 rabbis in Boca Raton, Florida, when he was asked by one of them why Pollard, who was convicted in 1986, was still in prison. In response to the question Biden said, “President Obama was considering clemency, but I told him, ‘Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time.’” He added, “If it were up to me, he would...
  • Response to "Young Boy Strip Searched by TSA"

    11/22/2010 6:38:34 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 70 replies
    The TSA Blog ^ | November 22, 2010 | The notorious TSA "Blogger Bob"
    A video is being widely circulated showing a shirtless boy receiving secondary screening from a Transportation Security Officer (TSO). A passenger filmed the screening with their cell phone and posted the video on the web. Many are coming to their own conclusions about what's happening in the video which is now perched at the top of the Drudge report and being linked to in many other blogs and tweets. We looked into this to find out what happened. On November 19, a family was traveling through a TSA checkpoint at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Their son alarmed...
  • A Sestak Offer? Criminally Stupid, Not Criminal (Seriousness of the charge out the window?)

    05/27/2010 4:22:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 906+ views
    Time ^ | 5/27/10 | Michael Grunwald
    A Sestak Offer? Criminally Stupid, Not CriminalBy Michael Grunwald Thursday, May. 27, 2010 If it's true that the White House offered Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak a job to try to clear the Democratic Senate primary for incumbent Arlen Specter, that's disturbing. But not because anyone is "participating in the cover-up of a possible crime." This doesn't sound like a "potentially devastating accusation of political corruption," much less an "impeachable offense," no matter what nonsense Michael Steele or Sean Hannity are peddling. Republicans may be calling for a special prosecutor, and even Democratic Senator Dick Durbin wants to know what happened....
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright:Obama 'threw me under the bus'

    05/18/2010 7:28:56 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies · 1,309+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 18 May 2010 | Rich Schapiro
    The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's controversial ex-pastor, threw a hissy fit in a letter to an African aid group, claiming that the president "threw me under the bus" and the White House views him as "toxic." In a missive obtained by the Associated Press, Wright told Africa 6000 International that the Obama administration would likely ignore his efforts to release frozen funds for use in earthquake-stricken Haiti. "No one in the Obama administration will respond to me, listen to me, talk to me or read anything that I write to them. I am 'toxic' in terms of the Obama...
  • US admiral defends Obama's Japan bow ("Gero" [BARF] Alert!)

    11/20/2009 7:39:57 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 45 replies · 2,381+ views
    AFP ^ | 21 November 2009 | Agence France Presss via Google news
    US admiral defends Obama's Japan bow (AFP) – 1 day ago WASHINGTON — The former top commander of US troops in Asia on Thursday strongly defended President Barack Obama against critics of his bow to Japan's Emperor Akihito, calling it a gesture of respect. Admiral Timothy Keating, who retired last month ...
  • Obama Seeks to Clarify 'Stupidly' Comment, Praises White Policeman

    07/24/2009 12:25:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies · 1,564+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 24, 2009
    President Obama stopped short of an apology to Sgt. James Crowley on Friday for saying he "acted stupidly" for arresting black Harvard scholar Henry Lewis Gates Jr., but said he should have chosen his words more carefully. At an impromptu appearance at the daily White House briefing, Obama said he spoke with Crowley over the phone, and said he wanted to share a beer with Crowley and Gates at the White House. "Because this has been ratcheting up and I helped contribute to ratcheting it up, I want to make clear that in my choice of words I unfortunately gave...
  • Florida Gop Meets In Secret As Obama Passes McCain In Polls

    10/02/2008 5:55:09 AM PDT · by steve-b · 117 replies · 2,619+ views
    Saint Petersburg Times ^ | 10/2/08 | Alex Leary, Jennifer Liberto, & Steve Bousquet
    Florida Republican leaders hastily convened a top secret meeting this week to grapple with Sen. John McCain's sagging performance in this must-win state. Their fears were confirmed Wednesday when four new polls showed Sen. Barack Obama leading, a reversal from just a few weeks ago when McCain was opening up an advantage.... One of the concerns has been the relationship between grass roots volunteers across the state and far fewer paid campaign staffers. Complaints range from not getting yard signs quickly enough to knowing who will speak at events and overall manpower coordination.... McCain supporter and former Republican Party of...
  • Obama resigns from his church (breaking CNN)

    05/31/2008 2:49:26 PM PDT · by byteback · 550 replies · 1,235+ views
    CNN
    CNN story. Apparently Obama sent a letter to his pastor but that has yet to be released.
  • Fallout From Pastor’s Sermons Unknown as Obama Attempts Damage Control

    03/15/2008 11:22:33 AM PDT · by pissant · 66 replies · 1,676+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/15/08 | staff
    The presidential contenders have had their share of supporters whose insensitive remarks forced the campaigns to issue disavowals. This week, it was Barack Obama’s turn. After a series of recorded sermons by Obama’s longtime pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. sparked controversy over Wright’s fiery views on race, America and the Sept. 11 attacks, Obama responded Friday by firmly repudiating Wrights’ views in lengthy written statement and a round of cable news interviews. The question is whether Obama’s response worked, or whether his connection to Wright will haunt the Democratic senator’s campaign and dampen his presidential hopes. In an interview...
  • Berkeley Chamber of Commerce To Honor Besieged USMC Recruiter at Annual Crab Feast - 02/28/08 - 6PM

    02/27/2008 4:12:19 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 23 replies · 1,265+ views
    Doctor Raoul's Intelligence Network | February 27, 2008
    Doctor Raoul learned this afternoon that the Berzerkistan (aka Berkeley) Chamber of Commerce is going to place a large thumb in the eye of the Revolutionary Communist Party and the Marxist Code Pink groups tomorrow, at the Chamber's annual Crab Feast fundraiser, by honoring the USMC recruiter in charge of the Berkeley recruiting center that has been targeted by these radical groups. On the Berkeley Chamber website it is evident that Chamber members and leaders are not at all happy with the City government's actions against our military: The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce supports the men and women of our...
  • Thompson: 'Not particularly interested in running for president'

    12/29/2007 3:27:15 PM PST · by melt · 250 replies · 787+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 12/29/07 | Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) — Republican Fred Thompson has long faced criticism he lacks motivation to be President of the United States, but the Tennessee Republican's latest comments Saturday are likely to spawn fresh heat. “I’m not particularly interested in running for president," the former senator said at a campaign event in Burlington when challenged by a voter over his desire to be commander-in-chief. “But I think I’d make a good president," Thompson continued. "I have the background, capability, and concern to do this and I’m doing it for the right reasons.” Thompson took heat for not jumping into the White House race...
  • Clinton: Stiffed the waitress? Big tip found

    11/08/2007 2:16:14 PM PST · by radar101 · 173 replies · 227+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 8, 2007 | Glenn Thrush,
    At first, the story line went like this: Sen. Hillary Clinton may have committed the ultimate political culinary sin -- not tipping the waitress. But the story was wrong: NPR has retracted its initial report, a nasty little anecdote about iClnton meeting a working-mom waitress at the Maid-Rite eatery in Iowa over the summer, using her story in a speech -- and then stiffing her on the tip. Now NPR has confirmed the tip with an editor's note: "Since this story aired, Hillary Clinton's campaign contacted NPR to say that the campaign paid Maid-Rite a bill for $100 for food...
  • Holocaust song title has firm squirming

    09/18/2007 6:41:08 PM PDT · by oblomov · 7 replies · 562+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/17/2007 | Reuters
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's biggest phone company has apologized after a punk-rock reference to the Holocaust appeared on billboard advertisements for its cellphones. The ads for Bell Canada's Solo discount service showed a young woman decked out in flashy punk rock attire, with a button that reads "Belsen was a gas" -- the controversial title of a song by the Sex Pistols, and a reference to Nazi Germany's Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. "It was inadvertent," Bell Canada spokesman Mark Langton said on Friday, noting that the dozen ads were taken down as soon as the company realized its mistake. "Obviously, we...
  • Fugitive Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Turns Self in to Police

    08/31/2007 9:32:18 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 132 replies · 3,935+ views
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A top Democratic fundraiser wanted as a fugitive in California turned himself in Friday to face a grand theft charge. A judge in San Mateo County Superior Court ordered Norman Hsu handcuffed and held on $2 million bond. A bail hearing was scheduled for Sept. 5, at which the judge will consider reducing his bail to $1 million. Hsu appeared in court here Friday following reports that he had skipped his sentencing on a 1991 grand theft charge. In the ensuing years, he became a top donor to numerous Democratic candidates, including presidential contenders Hillary Rodham...
  • Donor surrenders as Clinton camp ponders ... (The FBI has opened an investigation into donations)

    09/01/2007 7:39:27 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 77 replies · 2,489+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 1, 2007 | Dan Morain
    How could the senator's campaign have missed the red flags over Hsu? As Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu confronted an old criminal case and faced a new FBI investigation Friday, a fundamental question persisted: How did Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign fail to see the red flags in Hsu's contributions? Until this week, Clinton counted Hsu as one of her most prolific money bundlers. He gave her campaign $22,300, regularly appeared as a co-host for major fundraising lunches and dinners, and raised more than $100,000 from his friends for her presidential run. Obviously, we were all surprised by...
  • Xenophobia at Heart of Product Panic in US

    07/30/2007 7:07:58 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 73 replies · 1,240+ views
    China Daily ^ | July 30, 2007 | By Debasish Roy Chowdhury
    A new bout of food scare has gripped the United States, with the US Food and Drug Administration urging people to throw away more than 90 different products, made at a Castleberry's Food Co plant, from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, for fears that they are causing botulism, a muscle-paralyzing disease. Seven cases of botulism have so far been reported. Most victims consumed a hot dog chili sauce made at the company's plant in Georgia that has been temporarily closed. The recall has been expanded to Canada as well. Castleberry is owned by Bumble Bee Foods,...
  • China Struggles to Repair Image

    07/13/2007 10:04:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 778+ views
    AP ^ | 07/13/07 | JOE McDONALD
    China Struggles to Repair Image Friday July 13, 2:13 pm ET By Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer China Launches Image Campaign After Safety Scandals BEIJING (AP) -- Stung by product safety scandals, Beijing is waging its own version of a corporate public relations campaign to repair China's battered brand name, an effort punctuated by the execution of a corrupt former drug regulator. This week, Beijing's propaganda machine trumpeted decisions to tighten standards for toothpaste makers and food processors and to create a symbol to attach to food exports that pass quality inspections. But can Beijing restore consumer trust after a...
  • Statement on Saxby Chambliss on Immigration Bill

    06/28/2007 2:27:19 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 58 replies · 1,395+ views
    Saxby Chambliss Website ^ | 6/28/07 | Saxby Chambliss
    CHAMBLISS: GEORGIANS HAVE SPOKEN, DEMAND BORDER SECURITY FIRST June 28, 2007 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today made the following statement regarding defeat of the immigration reform bill being considered by the U.S. Senate. Chambliss voted “no” on a procedural motion requiring 60 votes to cut off debate on the bill. The motion failed by a vote of 46-53. A lot of people have asked me why I became involved in this process initially, and there is a very simple answer: folks in Georgia sent me to Washington to engage in the issues that are important to America,...
  • "The Mitt Romney Deception" IS the Deception

    12/10/2006 11:02:08 AM PST · by Jeff Fuller · 54 replies · 1,693+ views
    Alains Newsletter & MassResistance ^ | Dec 2006 | Brian Camenker
    "Despite recent statements across the country by Governor Mitt Romney claiming he’s pro-life, pro-family and a committed conservative, a broad investigation of his actual statements, actions, and public positions over the years indicates that he has spent his entire career speaking and governing as a liberal – and that his new found conversion to conservatism very likely coincides with his candidacy for the presidency." Please refer to comment #1 to see what a shoddy piece of work this is. If they are trying to convince people of something, they should at least get SOME of the facts right and not...
  • Iowa Candidate Asks Kerry to Cancel Campaign Visit

    10/31/2006 7:44:43 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 199 replies · 7,648+ views
    12 WPRI Eyewitness News (Fox - Providence ^ | October 31, 2006 | Associated Press
    DES MOINES, Iowa A Democratic Congressional candidate from Iowa is canceling a campaign event later this week with Senator John Kerry. Brucy Braley says Kerry's recent comments about the Iraq war were inappropriate. Braley's decision to distance himself from Kerry came as a furor grew from comments Kerry made about the Iraq War during a campaign stop in California on Monday.
  • Live Thread: Kerry to hold news conference at 2PM EST

    10/31/2006 10:29:58 AM PST · by Pete · 2,186 replies · 76,279+ views
    10/31/2006 | NRO
    The Corner is reporting that John Kerry will hold a news conference at 2PM to discuss his recent comment.
  • Intel report: Iraq a ‘cause célèbre’ for extremists

    09/27/2006 12:32:49 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 10 replies · 650+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept 26, 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The war in Iraq has become a “cause célèbre” for Islamic extremists, breeding deep resentment of the U.S. that probably will get worse before it gets better, federal intelligence analysts conclude in a report at odds with President Bush’s contention of a world growing safer. In the bleak report, declassified and released Tuesday on Bush’s orders, the nation’s most veteran analysts conclude that despite serious damage to the leadership of al-Qaida, the threat from Islamic extremists has spread both in numbers and in geographic reach. ----------------------- Virtually all assessments of the current situation were bad news. The report’s...
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Democrats warn Chavez: Don't bash Bush

    09/21/2006 4:15:48 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 142 replies · 3,161+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/21/06 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two of President Bush's staunchest domestic critics leapt to his defense Thursday, a day after one of his fiercest foreign foes called him "the devil" in a scorching speech before the United Nations. "You don't come into my country; you don't come into my congressional district and you don't condemn my president," Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, scolded Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, was blunt in her criticism of the Venezuelan leader. "He is an everyday thug," she said. (Watch Rangel rip Chavez -- 1:28 ) Chavez kept up his criticism of...
  • Washington Post Hints That Clinton Has a Girlfriend ( follows the N Y Slimes..damage control?)

    05/25/2006 9:38:47 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 150 replies · 6,974+ views
    New York Observer ^ | May 25, 2006 | Phil
    The Washington Post today follows up the Times frontpager on the Clinton marriage with a column by veteran political commentator David Broder, titled "The Shadow of a Marriage," in which Broder hints that Bill Clinton has a girlfriend. He does so in a passage that critiques the Times piece: It touched only lightly on the former president's friendship with Canadian politician Belinda Stronach. Then Broder says that the character of the Clinton marriage is the "elephant in the room" with Senator Clinton—and thus, fair game in the political process. I genuinely wish the Clintons luck on this one. I'm never...
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Inaccurate (Border Patrol rebuts Minutemen report)

    05/09/2006 6:39:37 PM PDT · by axes_of_weezles · 1,443 replies · 19,252+ views
    US Border Patrol Newsroom ^ | 9 May 2006 | USBP
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Inaccurate (05/09/2006)Statement Today’s report by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, “U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols,” is inaccurate. Border Patrol does not report activity by civilian, non-law enforcement groups to the Government of Mexico. During a detention of a legal or illegal immigrant that produces an allegation of improper treatment, Border Patrol reports the allegation and allows the appropriate consulate to interview the individual in custody. This is consistent with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 that provides consular access to foreign nationals being detained by a foreign government. This is the same agreement...
  • Bush to Try to Clarify Immigration Stance

    06/08/2005 5:39:25 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 355 replies · 4,802+ views
    Newsday ^ | 6/8/2005
    WASHINGTON - In a meeting with members of Congress, President Bush said he needs to do a better job explaining his position on immigration changes, House Majority Leader Tom Delay said Wednesday."He admitted he hasn't done a very good job in being clear to the American people where he's coming from, and he's going to try to do better," said Delay, who attended the White House session where the president discussed his legislative agenda.
  • Microsoft to Launch Biggest Ad Campaign

    04/17/2005 11:29:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies · 409+ views
    My Way News ^ | Apr 18, 1:18 AM (ET) | ALLISON LINN
    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is launching one of its biggest and costliest advertising campaigns ever - but don't expect the big splash to accompany a new product. Instead, the campaign premiering Monday is aimed at revitalizing consumer interest in Microsoft's dominant Windows operating system. A new version of Windows has not been released since Windows XP debuted nearly four years ago. And although Microsoft plans to launch a new version in late 2006, the company said Friday that this new campaign will not be geared toward that product, code-named Longhorn. Scott Lennard, director of advertising for Microsoft's consumer...
  • UN 'Reforms' Described as 'Damage Control'

    03/24/2005 7:45:42 AM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 2 replies · 260+ views
    CNS News ^ | 2-24-2005 | Susan Jones - Morning Editor
    (CNSNews.com) - An organization that wants America to abandon the United Nations has produced a new television ad slamming the "bogus reforms" proposed by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.Move America Forward said its new ad will start running on national cable news networks the first week in April. The group calls the proposed reforms another attempt to "whitewash" Kofi Annan's "mismanagement," and it said the recommendations "reek of anti-Americanism." As Cybercast News Service previously reported, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday asked the General Assembly to consider the most sweeping changes to the world body since its founding 60 years ago....
  • Damage control in the Episcopal Church

    09/25/2004 4:55:25 AM PDT · by schaketo · 21 replies · 926+ views
    Orlando Sentinel (subscription) ^ | September 23, 2004 | David C. Steinmetz
    The liberal Primate of the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, flew recently to London on short notice. The ostensible reason was to preach on Sept. 12 in St. Paul's cathedral. The more pressing reason was to confer with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, about the unwelcome sanctions the 77 million-member Anglican Communion seems poised to impose on the Episcopal Church. It is easy to understand why the bishop is worried. Ever since a majority of Episcopal bishops supported the ordination of an openly gay priest as bishop of New Hampshire, the Anglican Communion (of which the Episcopal Church...
  • CBS Acknowledges They Were Deceived

    09/19/2004 9:52:16 PM PDT · by technomage · 142 replies · 3,294+ views
    9-19-04 | Drudge
    Matt Drudge just announced that CBS will admit, maybe as soon as tomorrow, that they were 'deceived' and are launching an intensive, in-depth investigation.
  • Dems' Damage Control

    09/03/2004 8:23:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies · 2,679+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | September 3, 2004 | Martin Sieff
    Thursday was a slightly better day for the Democrats in what has been another awful week for them. But of course that is not saying much. The Democrats wheeled out a new offensive against President George W. Bush in battleground states on his weakest issue: job losses and the anemic economy. But despite clear efforts to engage Bush on national-security issues and show their own credibility, they have yet to lay a hand on the president's standing as tough on terror after his surrogates have savaged their own standard-bearer, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. Kerry's dilemma was clearly exposed when...
  • Kerry fights off attacks in swing states(zogby alert)

    08/25/2004 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 10 replies · 856+ views
    Guardian ^ | 08/26/04 | Julian Borger
    Kerry fights off attacks in swing states Democrat edges ahead in crucial election battleground Julian Borger in Washington Thursday August 26, 2004 The Guardian John Kerry has so far succeeded in fending off attacks on his Vietnam war record to stay level with George Bush in national popularity ratings - and ahead in most of the 20 swing states where the election will ultimately be decided, according to a poll published yesterday. The survey, by Zogby International, suggested that the president would go into next week's Republican convention in New York facing a serious challenge. Mr Kerry is leading in...
  • Kerry defends military record

    08/24/2004 7:41:09 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 42 replies · 856+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Aug. 24, 2004 | AP
    At the fund-raiser, Kerry defended his anti-war activism as "an act of conscience." "You can judge my character, incidentally, by that," Kerry said. "Because when the time for moral crisis existed in this country, I wasn't taking care of myself, I was taking care of public policy. I was taking care of things that made a difference to the life of this nation. You may not have agreed with me, but I stood up and was counted and that's the kind of president I'm going to be."