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  • Oregon’s 'first lady,' Gov. Kitzhaber's fiancee, admits to pot growing past

    10/14/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/14/14 | Leslie Larson
    The colorful past of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancee includes a phase as an aspiring marijuana farmer.
  • Senate Joint Resolution 19 'intended to limit free speech'

    09/05/2014 6:46:34 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man Blog ^ | 9/4/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    US Senate to Protect the Media Monopoly's Right to Corrupt Presidential Elections   An apocryphal story from the good old 1960s tells of $3 million found under the bed of a deceased congressman, with the question automatically asked, at that time, “how does an honest, $50,000 per year congressman accumulate that kind of money?” These days, newspapers don’t blink at the President’s $10 net worth—chump change compared with the $100s millions accumulated by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, remuneration for—speaker’s fees.   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, slumming at only $3 million to $10 million, made hay clamoring for public...
  • Daughter of first American killed in Afghanistan learns freed Taliban leader was behind it

    06/13/2014 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/14 | Hollie McKay
    Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine-turned CIA operative, had become the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. Thirteen years later, she found out her country had freed the Taliban leader behind his death. In the time between, Spann has cherished the memory of her father, Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann, who was killed during a Nov. 25, 2001 prisoner uprising at a northern Afghanistan compound where he was interrogating Taliban fighters. The 32-year-old was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony in which he was lauded by then-CIA Director George Tenet...
  • Weekend respite from it all I have a (vanity) question...

    03/29/2014 10:03:44 AM PDT · by Baynative · 71 replies
    Just me ^ | 3/29/14 | baynative
    Politics and Obama are wearing me down. So, I'm thinking of one of my favorite subjects and looking for some comments on remembering "the first time".
  • WH Now Partnering With Amateur 'iReporters' on First Lady's China Trip

    03/20/2014 3:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/20/14 | JERYL BIER
    The professional press corps has been frozen out of Michelle Obama's swing through China. But the White House has partnered with CNN to bring in amateurs. Katie Hawkins-Gaar, a CNN editor, coordinated the effort to solicit and accumulate submissions from "iReporters" interested in asking questions about the "importance of students learning from one another's cultures," Mrs. Obama's stated emphasis for this trip. The White House's webpage dedicated to the first lady's trip describes the "assignment" as follows: CNN iReport Assignment: iReporters in the U.S. and around the world have submitted questions for the First Lady about study abroad. Stay tuned to watch Mrs. Obama answer...
  • Predator Drone Used to Arrest American Ranch Family

    02/06/2014 6:02:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2014 - 1:27 PM | Barbara Boland
    A Predator drone designed to catch terrorists in Afghanistan was used to track a recalcitrant North Dakota rancher and his sons accused of cattle thieving and monitor them to see when they were unarmed and alert the police in a case believed to be the first where an American citizen was arrested with the aid of a drone. On Jan. 14, 2014, Rodney Brossart was acquitted of stealing cattle and criminal mischief, but convicted of terrorizing police (a conviction he is appealing) and sentenced to three years in prison with all but six months suspended. This all stems from an...
  • Detroit poised to elect its first white mayor since 1974

    11/03/2013 1:44:11 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 3, 2013 | Alana Semuels
    DETROIT — The last time there was a white mayor of Detroit, the Vietnam War was just ending and the nation was getting used to a Supreme Court decision called Roe vs. Wade. But now this city, which is in the midst of a trial to determine whether it is eligible for bankruptcy protection, is set to elect its first white mayor since 1974, Mike Duggan, and by an overwhelming margin. Recent polls show Duggan up by a nearly 2-1 margin over his opponent, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, in a city that is 82% African American.
  • Driver cited for wearing Google Glass may be first in nation

    11/02/2013 2:40:12 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review/MCT News ^ | November1, 2013 | Tony Perry
    Excerpt: Yes, you can get a ticket for driving while wearing the new eyewear-like Google Glass wearable computer, which is now being tested nationwide for possible entry into the consumer market. Cecilia Abadie, 44, who lives in Temecula and works at a golf store in San Diego, got just such a ticket Tuesday night after being stopped for speeding by a California Highway Patrol officer. Quickly, Abadie posted a note on the Internet: "A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving! ... Is Google Glass illegal while driving or is this cop...
  • Dianne Feinstein: First Amendment Is A Special Privilege

    10/31/2013 5:57:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    sipsey street irregulars ^ | 10/31/13 | Dutchman6
    Here is the evil queen's actual money-quote footage from the Senate floor on who will be selected to become government "approved" reporters. Video - 3:13 Pay close attention, folks. We're standing on the ledge of Federally Issued, Press-Pass Identity Cards for "Gov't Allowed" Reporters. No others need apply. Got a video camera, or audio recorder ? Make sure your Ausweise* is in order. (Permission to be on Reich Property)
  • AF couple receives first same-sex join spouse assignment

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy (AFNS) -- They waited patiently each day, week and month checking the news, filing repeals and losing hope. But, Master Sgt. Angela Shunk and Tech. Sgt. Stacy Shunk received the news they had been longing for on Sept. 3, 2013, when the two Aviano Airmen were informed that they had received an assignment together under the join spouse program - the first of its kind in the Air Force since a Supreme Court decision about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Prior to the June 26 decision, the Shunks were faced with the near...
  • Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria [The Clown & Cameron Pretend to be Tough]

    08/25/2013 3:46:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 204 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/25/13 | Tim Ross and Ben Farmer
    Britain is planning to join forces with America and launch military action against Syria within days in response to the gas attack believed to have been carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against his own people.
  • School 244 in Flushing, Queens, becomes first public school in nation to serve only vegetarian meals

    05/01/2013 2:10:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | Corinne Lestch and Ben Chapman
    NEW YORKA New York City public elementary school has adopted an all-vegetarian menu, serving kids tofu wraps and veggie chili. Public School 244 is the first public school in the city to go all-veggie. The animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it might be the first all-veggie public elementary school in the nation. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott says he's proud of the "trailblazing" school. He ate the new food with children on Tuesday.
  • Taiwan confirms first H7N9 bird flu case outside China

    04/24/2013 9:28:20 AM PDT · by null and void · 29 replies
    France24 ^ | 4/24/13
    AFP - Taiwan on Wednesday reported the first case of the H7N9 bird flu outside of mainland China. The 53-year-old man, who had been working in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, showed symptoms three days after returning to Taiwan via Shanghai, the Centers for Disease Control said, adding that he had been hospitalised since April 16 and was in a critical condition. A passenger (right) has her temperature checked by a Centers for Disease Control staff member at the entrance of Sungshan Airport in Taipei on April 4, 2013. Taiwan on Wednesday reported the first case of the H7N9...
  • First Lady Turns Easter Egg Roll Into White House 'Fat Camp'

    03/28/2013 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/28/13 | Craig Bannister
    This year's White House Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "fat camp" to inflict exercise and the First Lady's "Let's Move!" healthy meal plans on kids who want just want to celebrate the season on the South Lawn. An e-mail from the "Let's Move!" campaign says the Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "Let's Move! Social": "We're excited to announce that our next White House Social will be a Let's Move! Social here, at the White House. On Monday, April 1st, 2013, the First Family will host the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with...
  • Ahmadinejad Says He's Willing to Be First Iranian Astronaut

    02/04/2013 12:04:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that he is willing to be the first Iranian sent into space on behalf of the nation’s space program. "I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists," Ahmadinejad said on Monday, adding that he is willing to sacrifice his life for the country’s space program. "Sending living things into space is the result of Iranian efforts and the dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists," he said, according to the Mehr news agency. Ahmadinejad’s remarks come following the announcement last week that Iran had successfully launched a monkey into...
  • Choose Jesus and no other and you "shall" walk in his fullness ![Charistmatic caucus]

    11/22/2012 10:58:09 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 11-22-12 | Jedediah
    Many of my children have stepped backword into a precipice of darkness "yeah" into a revelation not of Me for I desire for my children to walk in the fullness of my glory and goodness each day. I came to stand in the road to Damascus to deliver Paul out of just this thing for truly though he knew My word he had yet to meet me and it is these "Sauls" of disaster I am after in these last days . So "GO" My church and declare the wonders of my fullness for there is no one thing or...
  • Israel drawn into Syria fighting for first time

    11/11/2012 8:08:32 AM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Israel was drawn into the Syrian civil war for the first time on Sunday, firing warning shots into the neighboring country after a stray mortar shell from across the border hit an Israeli military post. The Israeli military said the mortar fire caused no injuries or damage at the post in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war and then annexed. But in recent weeks, incidents of errant fire from Syria to the north have multiplied, leading Israel to warn that it holds Syria responsible for fire on Israeli-held territory.
  • Williamsburg Resident's Military Service Gave Close Up View Of Combat

    11/10/2012 8:23:14 PM PST · by girlangler · 6 replies
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 11/9/12 | Etta Pettijohn
    Editor’s Note: Williamsburg resident Joe “Porky” Porcacelli’s oral narrative of his experiences in WWII is available from the Colonel Robert R. McCormick Research Center in Wheaton, IL, http://firstdivisionmuseum.org. Williamsburg Man’s Military Service Gave Close-Up View Of Combat By Etta Pettijohn The epic history of WWII has been told through movies and books, but nobody knows the details better than Joe “Porky” Porcacelli. His personal war experience was loaded with historic names and places - General George S. Patton Jr., D-Day, Omaha Beach, Nazi prison camps, the Nuremberg Trials, and War Correspondent Ernie Pyle, to name a few. Porcacelli quit high...
  • First Lady Ann Romney!

    11/02/2012 3:59:16 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 37 replies
    Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America ^ | November 02, 2012 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
  • Libya Is Debate's First Question -- And Question Left Unanswered

    10/23/2012 4:10:05 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 23, 2012 | FoxNews
    But although moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS News raised the topic of the Sept. 11 attack in Libya in his first question onstage Monday in Boca Raton, Fla., Romney and then Obama instead responded by broadening the topic to Al Qaeda, the Arab Spring and the Middle East. Romney only mentioned Libya once, saying that the attack was carried out "apparently by, I think we know now, by terrorists of some kind against our people there." He went on to “congratulate (Obama) on taking out Usama bin Laden and going after the leadership in Al Qaeda. But we can’t kill...
  • The Painful Truth About Affirmative Action

    10/03/2012 9:46:18 AM PDT · by hcmama · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 3, 2012 | Stuart Taylor
    ffirmative action in university admissions started in the late 1960s as a noble effort to jump-start racial integration and foster equal opportunity. But somewhere along the decades, it has lost its way. Over time, it has become a political lightning rod and one of our most divisive social policies. It has evolved into a regime of racial preferences at almost all selective schools -- preferences so strikingly large and politically unpopular that administrators work hard to conceal them. The largest, most aggressive preferences are usually reserved for upper-middle-class minorities on whom they often inflict significant academic harm, whereas more modest...
  • Romney’s Bain saved site of Obamas’ first kiss

    08/16/2012 2:28:19 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-16-2012 | Geoffrey Malloy
    Bain Capital, the investment firm that Mitt Romney made famous, made a leveraged buyout that saved the site of Barack and Michelle Obamas’ first kiss.
  • The First President To ...

    08/08/2012 12:39:24 PM PDT · by knarf · 7 replies
    e-mail | August 8, 2012 | unknown
    Who says he hasn't done anything ... ?
  • First Strike(1979)

    05/26/2012 11:54:47 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 11 replies
    Very interesting film. A suprise attack on American strategic nuclear forces.
  • Talk Radio Host's Remarks Ruled 'Caustic' Opinion

    05/07/2012 7:41:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 2 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | May 8, 2012 | By John Caher
    A radio talk host who asked a woman whose brother had been acquitted of criminally negligent homicide how it felt to have a "cold-blooded murderer" as a sibling is immune from a defamation suit because his remarks were "obviously intended to be caustic and confrontational, rather than factual," the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, has held in Gisel v. Clear Channel Communications, 11-01968. The panel concluded that Rochester-area talk show host Robert Lonsberry's statements were "nonactionable expressions of pure opinion." The dispute involved a conversation that Lonsberry had on air with a woman whose brother was found not guilty of a...
  • Meet the First Obama Girlfriend

    05/02/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 499 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/2/12 | Ben Shapiro
    It only took nearly six years for the media to begin vetting President Obama’s past. Today, Vanity Fair released an excerpt from a new biography of Barack Obama by David Maraniss. The excerpt discusses Barack Obama's first love affair, with a white Australian woman named Genevieve Cook. It's a telling examination of who Obama was as a young man -- and it shows a self-absorbed "internationalist" with delusions of grandeur. Photo credit Vanity Fair. The book itself sounds like an ode to Obama. Maraniss writes, “At age 20, Obama was a man of the world … He could not be...
  • Ann Barnhardt at Liberty First

    04/16/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/16/12 | Ann Barnhardt
    Ann Barnhardt graces the regulars (and irregulars) at the Liberty First event, in Colorado Springs
  • America's First Christmas 1539, Tallahassee, Florida

    03/29/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT · by First Christmas · 4 replies
    The sixteenth century Spaniard, Hernando de Soto, is remembered by historians for his exploration of the southeastern United States, which began in Florida. A former mercenary soldier in the conquest of Central and South America, he hoped to increase his notoriety and fortune by leading an expedition through parts of North America. In the end, De Soto’s army spent over four years and covered 4,000 miles in its quest for gold and new territory to colonize. Neither resulted from his efforts. With approval from the Spanish Crown, De Soto assembled his expedition. He financed the endeavor himself with the understanding...
  • WEEKLY ADDRESS: The President and First Lady Thank our Troops for their Service as we Celebrate

    12/24/2011 7:10:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The White House ^ | 12/24/11 | Office of the Press Secretary
    WASHINGTON— In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama came together to wish the American people a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thanked our troops, military families, and veterans for their service and sacrifice. President Obama and Michelle Obama encouraged everyone to visit JoiningForces.gov to find ways to give back to our brave men and women in uniform and their families during the holiday season as we work together in the spirit of service. Remarks of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Weekly Address The White House December 24, 2011 THE PRESIDENT: Hi everyone....
  • Vanity - Reluctant to "Search"?

    12/18/2011 9:04:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    December 18, 2011 | Vanity
    Just wondering, but are most people reluctant to type a title or keyword in Search before posting a topic? Oh, I try my best to see if a topic has been started before I post something. But multiple posting of a breaking news story? Nothing is so urgent that it needs to be posted so quickly. Sometimes scrolling down the first or next page will show a story has already been posted.
  • Genetic Study Confirms: First Dogs Came from East Asia

    11/23/2011 7:43:40 PM PST · by decimon · 21 replies
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology ^ | November 23, 2011 | Katarina Ahlfort
    Researchers at KTH say they have found further proof that the wolf ancestors of today’s domesticated dogs can be traced to southern East Asia — findings that run counter to theories placing the cradle of the canine line in the Middle East.Dr Peter Savolainen, KTH researcher in evolutionary genetics, says a new study released Nov. 23 confirms that an Asian region south of the Yangtze River was the principal and probably sole region where wolves were domesticated by humans. Data on genetics, morphology and behaviour show clearly that dogs are descended from wolves, but there’s never been scientific consensus on...
  • Treasury off'l: Taxpayers on hook for loan before commercial firms is a first with Solyndra

    10/14/2011 11:53:01 AM PDT · by matthewreporter · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 14, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    At Friday’s Solyndra hearing, an Obama administration Treasury Department official admitted that he’s never heard of taxpayer money being subordinate to outside commercial firms. That means the Obama administration is admitting it’s awfully suspicious that investors like George Kaiser’s firms and others got their cash back when Solyndra failed, but the taxpayers ended up on the hook for the $535 million the Department of Energy promised it via a loan guarantee.
  • Fight Erupts Over First Lady's Travel Costs

    10/05/2011 2:02:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    US News ^ | 10/5/11 | Paul Bedard
    A fight has broken out between the White House, its defenders and a conservative public watchdog group over first lady Michelle Obama's travel costs and how they are calculated. The dispute stems from a Judicial Watch release yesterday, reported by Whispers, that said the first lady's June goodwill mission to Africa cost $424,142 just for her Air Force C32A. Judicial Watch said it used Pentagon calculations to come up with the price to taxpayers, multiplying the hourly cost of $12,188 by the number of flight hours, 34.8. [Read: Michelle Obama's Africa Trip Cost More than $424,142.] The White House later...
  • Ex-Im Bank awards over $455 million in loan to First Solar for PV plants (Canada Solar Strategy)

    09/04/2011 9:55:43 PM PDT · by red flanker · 17 replies
    PV Tech ^ | September 2, 2011 | Tom Cheyney
    First Solar panels will go to Canada The US Export-Import Bank will provide First Solar with $455.7 million of loan guarantees to construct a pair of solar PV power projects in Ontario, Canada. The bank will guarantee a $236.7 million loan for a 50MW plant to be built near Amherstburg, Belmont, and Walpole townships, and another $219 million loan for a 40MW farm slated for construction in St. Clair. The debt will be repaid over 18 years. NextEra Energy Resources will own the plants and then sell the power generated from the PV systems to the Ontario Power Authority under...
  • Iran plugs first nuclear power plant into grid

    09/04/2011 9:08:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/4/11 | Mitra Amiri
    (Reuters) - Iran's first nuclear power plant has finally begun to provide electricity to the national grid, official media reported on Sunday, a long-delayed milestone in the nuclear ambitions of a country the West fears is covertly try to develop atomic bombs. "The Atomic Energy Agency announced that atomic electricity from Bushehr power plant joined the national grid with a power of around 60 megawatts on Saturday at 2329 (1859 GMT)," the official news agency IRNA reported. The start-up will come as a relief to Tehran after many years of delays and false starts at the plant it hopes will...
  • Change we can really believe in: Palin / Perry 2012

    08/27/2011 11:02:55 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    (vanity)
    Palin / Perry 2012.
  • 'Britain's first pre-Roman planned town' found near Reading

    08/20/2011 8:10:56 AM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | August 17, 2011 | Louise Ord
    Archaeologists believe they have found the first pre-Roman planned town discovered in Britain.It has been unearthed beneath the Roman town of Silchester or Calleva Atrebatum near modern Reading. The Romans are often credited with bringing civilisation to Britain - including town planning. But excavations have shown evidence of an Iron Age town built on a grid and signs inhabitants had access to imported wine and olive oil. Prof Mike Fulford, an archaeologist at the University of Reading, said the people of Iron Age Silchester appear to have adopted an urbanised 'Roman' way of living, long before the Romans arrived. "It...
  • Anthony Weiner and pregnant wife Huma sell Queens apartment as they prepare for first child

    08/06/2011 7:19:17 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 39 replies
    DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 6th August 2011
    FULL TITLE: Moving on and out: Anthony Weiner and pregnant wife Huma finally sell Queens apartment as they prepare for first child As the Weiners try to put the year's events behind them, it was only natural their marital home - Anthony Weiner's former sexting headquarters - should be one of the first to go. Thankfully for the couple, after putting their Queen's two-bedroom apartment back on the market - after quietly taking it off during the scandal - they have finally found a buyer. Their 875-square-foot home on Ascan Avenue was listed at $449,000 in June.
  • " BE " The Kingdom !

    07/10/2011 4:55:02 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The over abundance of My Kingdom comes from the riches of your intimacy with Me(JESUS) in Glory , for I AM The Kingdom , The Glory and the Power and your Godhead ! So "BE" within My breath for My fullness to pour out of you and as you abide in "This" Holy Place I "shall" do the exceeding and manifest where you stand for I shall " BE " . For You can not practice what is "TRUE" , "ETERNAL" and "FLOWING" ! Matthew 6:13 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil...
  • Bachmann Teas off against Mitt (Bachmann attacks Romney as "flip flopper")

    06/25/2011 10:56:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 109 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2011-06-26 | Jessica Fargen
    Tea Party queen U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is touting her airtight conservative credentials in a veiled dig at GOP presidential nomination opponent Mitt Romney. Bachmann, speaking via Skype.com to the National Right to Life Convention in Florida last week, didn’t mention Romney by name, but it was obvious she was taking aim at him for his previous wavering on the abortion issue, the Huffington Post reports. The 2012 race is “not the time for Republicans to put up a candidate who is weak on this issue and has a history of flip-flopping on this issue,” she said.
  • First Lady Praises Botswana As ‘Thriving Democracy’ But State Dept Cites ‘Violence Against

    06/24/2011 5:13:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/24/11 | Penny Starr
    Speaking at the Women’s Leadership Luncheon in Gaborone, Botswana on Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama praised the country for being a “thriving democracy” filled with “kind and generous people.” A U.S. Department of State report on Botswana’s human rights record, however, concludes that the country is still struggling with problems such as violence against women, child abuse, and discrimination. “[I]t is a pleasure to be in this beautiful country that embodies what my husband has called ‘a vision of Africa on the move,’” Obama said at the luncheon in Gaborne where young women were honored for their leadership.
  • First Lady shimmers in expensive gown at low-key state dinner

    06/10/2011 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 130 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/10/11 | Christine Delargy
    President and Mrs. Obama hosted a decidedly more subtle state dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Tuesday evening. Though Mr. Obama presented Merkel with his highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the dinner otherwise lacked the glitz and glamour of the Obama administration-- with one noticeable exception. First Lady Michelle Obama wore a shimmery ivory sleeveless gown by Naeem Khan, a designer she favors and also donned at the president's first state dinner in 2009. Naeem Khan gowns retail from $5,000-$15,000. Khan told the Wall Street Journal the first dress he made for Mrs. Obama...
  • First Time: Temple Mount Priestly Blessing on Jerusalem Day

    06/02/2011 11:17:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 2+ views
    INN ^ | 6/2/11 | Hillel Fendel
    Hundreds of religious Jews from all streams were able to happily commemorate the 44th anniversary of the first-ever entry of Israeli soldiers onto the TempleMount. For the first time in the history of Israeli restrictions on Jewish entry to the Temple Mount, the recitation of the Priestly Blessing was permitted there. It happened on Wednesday, Jerusalem Reunification Day, when hundreds of visitors – all of whom immersed in a mikveh (ritual bath) prior to coming and took other precautions required by Jewish Law – were allowed to enter the Temple Mount in groups of 30-40. Among them were several Cohanim...
  • First State Ever: Indiana Votes to Cut Planned Parenthood

    04/28/2011 1:28:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/28/11 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is poised to become the first state to cut off all government funding for the Planned Parenthood organization, providing a significant victory for the anti-abortion movement but presenting a political predicament for the state’s governor, Mitch Daniels, as he considers running for president. The Indiana House voted 66-32 Wednesday to approve a bill cutting the $3 million in federal money the state distributes to the organization for family planning and health programs. The measure also ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy unless there is a substantial threat to the woman’s life or health and...
  • Why I'll Never Forget My First Tea Party

    04/25/2011 8:01:17 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 5 replies
    Associated Content ^ | April 15, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    I'll never forget the first Tea Party "protest" I attended. It really wasn't a protest as much as a rally. It was my first; it's still my only, but it might not be the last...
  • Yield your hearts to The Lord \o/ \o/ \o/

    04/14/2011 6:49:19 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 4-14-11 | Jedediah
    Jordans are breaking wide open again , And now those that call me friend , Are the ones willing to go to the very end ! To even lose their lives for me , Complete and Totally ! For their ransom is My heart , So as they wholeheartedly give it is I they impart , Joshua 24:23 23 “Now then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel.”
  • How a Robotics Competition Boosted Collaboration

    03/29/2011 9:23:14 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 1 replies
    Datamation ^ | 29 March 2011 | David Strom
    Several decades of using PCs and watching reality television have made us poor collaborators. I mean, look at me as a case in point: I sit in my office on most days typing away at my computer, perfectly content to be by myself and create articles and work on my next set of speeches and videos. I don't need any staff, I can do it all from the comfort and privacy of my desktop.Yes, I have a large group of people that I work with to produce my stories and arrange my meetings: editors, production people, and so forth. Sometimes...
  • Michele Bachmann’s First Action As Pres. Candidate? Offer Her Birth Certificate

    03/15/2011 10:53:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/15/11 | Matt Schneider
    Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is not afraid to continue to beat the birth certificate drum as a criticism of President Obama. Appearing on the radio show of conservative host Jeff Katz, Bachmann didn’t bring up the birther issue, but when prompted by Katz with it, happily declared how she would be different than Obama. Katz was amazed that his sons had to provide more documentation to play little league baseball than what he alleged Obama ever had to provide. Bachmann assured Katz how there won’t be any lingering questions with her:
  • HHS Will Become Nation's First Trillion-Dollar-Per-Year Cabinet Department When Obamacare's Fully

    02/15/2011 5:59:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/15/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The Department of Health and Human Services will become the nation's first-ever $1-trillion-per-year Cabinet department in 2014, which is also the first year President Barack Obama's health-care law is scheduled to be fully implemented by that department, according to the budget projections President Obama released yesterday. n fact, HHS already is costing American taxpayers more per year in inflation-adjusted dollars than the entire federal government cost back in 1965, the year President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law. Medicare is the single most costly program in HHS.
  • First Lady's Office Holds ‘Listen Only’ and 'Invitation Only' Conference Calls for Reporters

    02/10/2011 8:24:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/10/11 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – On Tuesday, the office of First Lady Michelle Obama sponsored several conference calls featuring administration officials discussing Mrs. Obama's “Let’s Move!” campaign to combat childhood obesity but “with listen-only lines for the media,” according to The Washington Daybook. On Wednesday, Mrs. Obama personally conducted a conference call for “online media” that was “by invitation only,” according to the Daybook. Traditionally, conference calls that public figures in Washington, D.C. hold for the media--which, obviously, are designed to get media attention for the public figure--allow the reporters who join the call to ask at least a few questions.