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  • Mining legislation appears all but dead (WI)

    03/01/2012 5:00:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies · 1+ views
    JS Online ^ | 2-29-12 | Lee Bergquist and Patrick Marley
    The marquee job-creation bill of the Republican-controlled Legislature appeared all but dead Wednesday when a key holdout refused to support mining legislation that held out the possibility of work for thousands but could roll back environmental protections. Republicans who control the statehouse had banked on the mining bill as their signature employment bill this year, but with two weeks remaining in the session, their efforts have faltered amid opposition from Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) and others. Schultz said Wednesday he met with Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and top officials with the state Department of Natural Resources in a closed-door...
  • Bill would eliminate costly difference between oral, IV chemotherapy (WI)

    01/24/2012 6:41:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 1-24-12 | Guy Boulton
    Thomas Van Hoof learned about the nuances of how some health plans cover oral chemotherapy drugs the same way most people do: He was diagnosed with cancer. The cancer was multiple myeloma, and the treatment includes Revlimid, a drug that costs roughly $120,000 a year. Revlimid is given orally, not intravenously, and the difference meant that Van Hoof's health plan would cover only half the cost. "I said, 'Huh? This is our coverage?' " Van Hoof recalled. "That's when the jaw drops to the floor. That's the shocker." The health plan covered chemotherapy drugs administered intravenously in a hospital or...
  • Democrats retract accusations of tampering by Waukesha County Clerk Nickolaus (DUmmies Undermined)

    08/10/2011 5:56:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    WTMJ ^ | August 10, 2011 | The WTMJ News Team
    BROWN DEER - The Wisconsin Democratic Party has retracted a public accusation by party officials Tuesday night claiming fraud during the recall elections. The following is the word-for-word statement by spokesman Graeme Zielinski caught on camera by TODAY'S TMJ4, claiming that Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus "(who) has shown gross incompetence, and maybe more in the Supreme Court election, is at it again." Nickolaus has been under increased scrutiny since the election for State Supreme Court justice when she forgot to include election totals from Brookfield in preliminary results that she reported on Election night. David Prosser retained his seat over JoAnne...
  • Darling claims victory over Pasch in costly race (most expensive race ever?)

    08/10/2011 7:42:20 AM PDT · by milwguy · 40 replies
    jsonline ^ | 08/10/2011 | steve schultze
    State Sen. Alberta Darling, the highest-ranking Republican facing recall, hung onto her job in Tuesday's recall election by defeating Democratic challenger Sandy Pasch and helping thwart Democrats' bid to wrest control of the state Senate. Darling claimed victory near midnight, as unofficial results showed her surging ahead. Pasch conceded early Wednesday in a phone call to Darling. "I was willing to put my future in politics on the line as an elected official to do what was right," Darling said of her role in pushing Gov. Scott Walker's conservative agenda. "Clearly the unions tried to take me out, and they...
  • Dem spokesman accuses GOP of dirty tricks in Waukesha vote count (Sore Loser Alert!)

    08/09/2011 10:22:38 PM PDT · by milwguy · 23 replies
    jsonline ^ | 08/09/2011 | larry sandler
    state Democratic Party spokesman accused a Republican official Tuesday night of tampering with votes in the tight 8th Senate District recall race. With 10 of 11 Waukesha County wards still out -- including all of those in Menomonee Falls -- party spokesman Graeme Zielinski said, "We believe the election in this contest has been tampered with by Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus. "She’s sitting on votes. We believe that right now, there are severe irregularities in Waukesha County once again. We believe the very fate of the Wisconsin Senate hangs in the balance and is in the hands of a...
  • Darling-Pasch spar in joint appearance (Wi taxpayers vs public unions)

    08/03/2011 12:54:44 PM PDT · by milwguy · 1 replies
    jsonline ^ | 08/03/2011 | don walker
    In front of an invitation only crowd of Rotarians from Menomonee Falls, Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) staked out their positions just days before Tuesday’s recall election over Darling’s seat. It was the second and last joint appearance by the two candidates in what has become a hotly contested recall election that has attracted millions of dollars to the campaigns and third-party groups. In her comments, Darling stated that she did what those who elected her wanted her to do: work to balance the state budget, reduce the deficit and not raise taxes. She...
  • Darling & Babbin Rock Freedom Radio Tonight 8 pm EST

    06/12/2011 4:52:14 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 1 replies
    Freedom Radio Rocks ^ | June 12, 2011 | HonestConservative
    Darling & Babbin Rock Freedom Radio. How you ask? The House defunded the Vietnam war back in the 70s, why can the House not defund Libya? Yemen? Obamacare? Join us Sunday, June 12th on Freedom Radio at 8 pm est and find out. Brian Darling is Director of Senate Relations at The Heritage Foundation. Darling monitors political developments in the Senate -- as well as its relations with the House of Representatives and the White House -- to assess the likely impact on policy decisions. Darling also has appeared on Fox and in 2008, Darling became a columnist for Human Events, giving...
  • (Alberta) Darling recall organizer Kris Rowe confirms 30,000 signature total

    04/21/2011 10:11:38 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | 4/21/2011 | Fox 6 (twitter)
    RT @SEWisconsnPatch: #Darling recall organizer Kris Rowe confirms 30,000 signature total. More to come.
  • West and Darling Rock Freedom Radio Tonight!

    03/13/2011 10:43:17 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 14 replies
    Freedom Radio Rocks ^ | March 13, 2011 | Honest Conservative
    Join us tonight, March 13 at 8 pm est on Freedom Radio as Lt. Col. now Congressman Allen B. West, and Brian Darling of the Heritage Foundation return to our show. Congressman West's fearless work to protect our nation is a precious and vital commodity. His work to preserve also the sovereigty of our strongest and dear ally, Israel is part of that protection. He will be honored for this unwavering support In East Boca Raton, Florida on April 3. Read about that event to which all are invited, here. Congressman West is an American hero, born to lead. His...
  • Freedom Radio Rocks with Darling/Henry/Connors 8 PM Tonight!

    01/16/2011 4:44:05 PM PST · by HonestConservative · 1 replies
    Freedom Radio Rocks ^ | Jan 16 2011 | HonestConservative
    Freedom Radio Rocks Sunday Jan 16 , 8 PM EST, with Joseph Connor, who on January 5th of this year met face to face with the FALN terrorist who murdered his father, Frank Connor at the terrorist bombing of the Frances Tavern in NY in The murderer's co conspirators were pardoned by Bill Clinton. Read more about his story at Big Peace and here. Also returning to Freedom Radio will be Brian Darling who is the Director of Senate Relations at The Heritage Foundation. He is responsible for minitoring political developments in the Senate as well as its relations with...
  • Paulson claims Russia tried to foment Fannie-Freddie crisis

    01/29/2010 4:06:54 PM PST · by lwd · 30 replies · 1,289+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Published: January 29 2010 21:06 | By Krishna Guha in Washington
    Russia proposed to China that the two nations should sell Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds in 2008 to force the US government to bail out the giant mortgage-finance companies, former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has claimed. The allegation is in his memoir On the Brink in which he also suggests that Alistair Darling, the UK chancellor, blocked a rescue takeover of Lehman Brothers by Barclays Bank when he refused to support special treatment by UK regulators. “Russian officials had made a top-level approach to the Chinese, suggesting that together they might sell big chunks of their GSE holdings...
  • [UK Preview of Pelosi/Zero Agenda] Darling hits everyone earning over £20,000 with 0.5% NI increase

    12/09/2009 8:16:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 245+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 9, 2009 | Kristy Walker and NIcola Boden
    Alistair Darling today gambled Labour's future on a highly-political Pre-Budget Report that targets the better-off to help reduce Britain's collossal debt. In what the Tories branded his 'pre-election report', the Chancellor slapped a £560million 50% 'super tax' on bankers' bonuses, affecting any payouts over £25,000. And he sought to draw up the battle lines of the next general election by announcing thousands more high earners would be clobbered by the new top tax rate of 50% which comes in next year. It was due to hit people earning more than £150,000 when it comes into force next April but today...
  • Heritage Foundation's Brian Darling, joins HonestConservative for a NiteCap

    08/09/2009 1:28:58 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 6 replies · 446+ views
    BlogtalkRadio/NiteCap at Freedom Radio ^ | Sunday, August 9, 2009 | HonestConservative
    Share a NiteCap and an interview with HonestConservative and Brian Darling of the Heritage Foundation as we discuss the healthcare scam and how socialists goals have changed little in our lifetime, just ask Ronald Reagan, whose conservative philosophy will be with us through the glories of audio technology.
  • Alistair Darling unveils 50 per cent tax rate in Budget 2009

    04/22/2009 8:59:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 669+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 22 Apr 2009 | Jon Swaine and Angela Monaghan
    A new 50 per cent top rate of income tax has been announced in the Budget by Alistair Darling, the Chancellor. Personal allowances will also be fully withdrawn for those with incomes over £100,000 from next April. Outlining the scale of the problem, Mr Darling announced that he expects that the economy will contract by about 1.6 per cent during the first quarter of this year, and that GDP growth will be about -3.5 per cent for the year. The recession has forced the Chancellor to rip up his economic forecasts made in the Pre-Budget Report in November, in which...
  • The Bitter Feud on Downing Street (Brown and Darling duke it out)

    03/29/2009 8:18:13 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 2 replies · 277+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/29/2009 | Stryker McGuire
    A British prime minister feuding with his Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sound familiar? It will to anyone with a cursory knowledge of recent British politics. The bitter feud between Tony Blair and his Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, was the defining dysfunction of Blair’s decade in office. It got so bad in the final months of Blair’s tenure that one Labour MP likened the quarrel to “an episode of ‘The Sopranos’.” Now, history looks to be repeating itself as Brown locks horns with his chancellor, Alistair Darling, over the size of a stimulus package to revive the British economy....
  • U.S., Britain urge more stimulus to break recession

    03/11/2009 6:38:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 359+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/09 | Glenn Somerville and Matt Falloon
    WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – The United States and Britain on Wednesday called on leading economies to ramp up spending to break a global recession to complement efforts to revamp regulations to prevent future financial crises. The emphasis on economic stimulus has already been met coolly by many European nations, raising questions whether a gathering of finance chiefs from the Group of 20 rich and developing economies near London this weekend will make much headway battling a deepening downturn. In Washington, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner argued the world economy is in dire straits and requires a long-haul effort to return to health....
  • 'I make no bones about taxing the rich':... (UK)

    11/25/2008 6:01:26 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies · 427+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Tuesday, Nov 25 2008 | enedict Brogan and Nicola Boden
    He insisted today that it was right for Britain and that lower earners would not suffer Alistair Darling said he 'makes no bones' about taxing the rich today as he defended his high tax, high borrowing £20billion giveaway. As the Tories claimed interest rate cuts would have been a far more effective way of easing the UK through a crippling recession, the Chancellor was brazen about targeting people who had made their fortunes under Labour. He insisted his Robin-Hood style mini-Budget was the right course for Britain and denied suggestions all but those earning less than £19,000 would lose out...
  • Alistair Darling Warns Of Global Crisis Hitting Britain In First Mansion Speech

    06/18/2008 10:29:59 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 80+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Robert Winnett
    Alistair Darling warns of global crisis hitting Britain in first Mansion House speech By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 9:27am BST 18/06/2008 Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, is to warn that Britain is now "exposed to global events like never before" in his first Mansion House speech to the City. In a BBC interview he urged people not to push for inflation-busting pay rises this year saying it would be "disastrous" if the current high rates of inflation became the norm. His comments will underline the growing concern within Government over the impact of rapidly increasing food and fuel...
  • Caption Harry Taylor - darling of the left...

    04/09/2006 6:36:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies · 1,414+ views
    YAHOO! ^ | 4/06/06
    An audience member who identified himself as Harry Taylor criticizes President Bush after he delivered a speech on the global war on terror at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. Thursday April 6, 2006. Taylor said he has never been more ashamed of U.S. leadership. Audience members at left are reacting to Taylor's comments. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Arab MK takes offense to being called "darling"

    02/26/2006 6:47:38 PM PST · by Alouette · 33 replies · 1,039+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 26, 2006 | Yigal Grayeff
    Arab MK Muhammad Barakei walked out of a police interrogation on Sunday after accusing the police of rudeness, although the two sides dispute what the rudeness was about. Barakei's spokesman, Barhoum Jaraisey, said the Hadash MK left the police station after being called "motek" - Hebrew for "darling" - and accused the officer of "lacking manners." Judea and Samaria police spokesman Shlomi Sagi acknowledged that the officer used the term, but it was as a slip of the tongue when asking Barakei to speak more slowly so the investigator could write down what the MK was saying. The officer immediately...
  • Iran's shipping IEDs into Iraq

    08/05/2005 9:18:45 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 763+ views
    Dan Darling ^ | August 5, 2005
    Iran's shipping IEDs into Iraq by Dan Darling August 5, 2005 During the trials of the 1998 embassy bombers, the one-time head of bin Laden's Praetorian Guard, Ali Mohammed, made a number of unusual statements that would forever change the world of counter-terrorism. Here are some of the more revealing statements made by Mohammed: “I was aware of certain contacts between al-Qaida and al-Jihad organization, on one side, and Iran and Hizballah on the other side,” Mohamed said. “I arranged security for a meeting in the Sudan between Mughniyah, Hizballah’s chief, and bin Ladin.” “Hizballah provided explosives training for al-Qaida...
  • Am I fired darling ?

    04/24/2004 8:19:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 227+ views
    overlawyered.com ^ | 4 23 04 | overlawyered.com
    Workers at the English National Opera have been banned from using the term of endearment "darling" to each other. "The policy, set out in a document called Dignity at Work, singles out the word 'darling' as part of a code of conduct which addresses workplace protocol. It tells employees: 'The use of affectionate names such as 'darling' may constitute sexual harassment.'". A grievance procedure is available for those who are made uncomfortable by hearing the word. ("'Darling' ban for opera workers", BBC, Apr. 22). A spokesman, however, said there was a grandfather clause: "Existing staff who call each other 'darling'...