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  • The Battle for Ammunition Hill

    05/28/2014 6:50:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/28/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    One of the (if not THE) key battles for Jerusalem in 1967 was the battle for Ammunition Hill. Ammunition Hill, which we pass on our way to the Old City - it's probably a five-minute drive from our house - is a small hilltop which was a system of bunkers filled with weapons. The IDF had to conquer it in order to make it to the Old City of Jerusalem and the eastern part of the city. It sits practically on the green line. After the war, this song about the battle was written and performed by an IDF choir....
  • Abramson fired (NYT Dumps Liberal Female Editor - Replaces her with Liberal Black Man)

    05/14/2014 5:02:49 PM PDT · by tom h · 19 replies
    Salon.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ken Auletta
    ... Abramson recently learned her pay package was not commensurate with that of her predecessor, Bill Keller, and sought parity... “‘She confronted the top brass,’ one close associate said, and this may have fed into the management’s narrative that she was ‘pushy,’ a characterization that, for many, has an inescapably gendered aspect.” [Publisher Arthur] Sulzberger is known to believe that the Times, as a financially beleaguered newspaper, needed to retreat on some of its generous pay and pension benefits ...
  • The Hill Insists GOPAbandoning IRS Investigation

    05/12/2014 10:24:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2014 | William Bigelow
    The Hill has a piece desperately trying to perform damage control for the Obama Administration by somehow insisting that the GOP is abandoning its investigation into the IRS scandal in favor of its investigation into the Benghazi scandal. It seems The Hill wants to reduce the number of Obama Administration fronts coming under fire. The Hill states, “While Republicans are convinced that the Obama administration is stonewalling them on both matters, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House GOP have only set up a special committee for Benghazi. “ Yet there are a number of admissions in the piece that...
  • 'Hill Street Blues': The most influential TV show ever

    04/29/2014 9:22:27 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue April 29, 2014 | Todd Leopold
    Loved this show! Might even pick up the DVD collection.
  • Moms of Celebrities Star in Ad for Obamacare

    03/14/2014 6:05:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 14, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    "Jonah flooded the elementary school. Jonah would lie on top of my dashboard, and literally not get off," says Jonah Hill's mother Sharon Feldstein. "Trust me, us moms put up with a lot. But one thing we should never have to put up with is our kid not having health care."
  • A couple desperate to be parents asks: Will you help us pay for fertility treatments?

    01/21/2014 5:22:06 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 44 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 1/21/14 | By Elizabeth Doran | edoran@syracuse.com
    Frustrated by their inability to have a baby, Roger and Jasmine Hill of Canastota are going public in their effort to conceive a child. The young couple is asking for donations from the public to help pay for the costly IVF, or In-vitro fertilization, procedure they are hoping to try. There are incentives for those who help: $100 gets you a copy of the sonogram and a photo of the newborn, $500 gets you in the baby book and $1,000 gets you a T-shirt plus all the other rewards. Roger, who works at Walmart in Oneida and Jasmine, an accountant...
  • Hill staffers warned not to rely on info from ObamaCare exchange

    12/11/2013 4:07:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Capitol Hill staffers who signed up for ObamaCare through the Washington, D.C., healthcare exchange, called DC Health Link (DCHL), are being told to confirm their enrollments in person, and not to rely on data provided by the website. The Hill obtained an email sent to staffers on Wednesday warning them, “it is essential that you confirm your coverage in DCHL through the Disbursing Office.” “Do not rely on your ‘My Account’ page or other correspondence from DCHL,” the email reads. “Please do not assume you are covered unless you have seen the confirmation letter from the Disbursing Office,” the email...
  • Congress’s Exemption From Obamacare

    09/16/2013 6:23:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 16, 2013 | John Fund
    Prostitution. Bribery. Blackmail. Thuggery. Hypocrisy. Those were just some of the incendiary words thrown around the U.S. Senate last week, and that doesn’t count what people said in private.
  • Who They Were: The ‘Granite Mountain Hotshots’ – 19 Brave Souls Who Perished in Arizona Fire

    06/30/2013 10:40:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-01-2013 | John Hill
    Above: The Granite Mountain Hot Shots of Prescott, Arizona. 19 of 20 crew members perished in the Yarnell Hill fire today.- Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 80 years - and the worst since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001/ Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were forced to deploy their fire shelters - tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and...
  • Disgusted ICE Agent Faces Down ‘Gang of Eight’ in Dramatic Senate Testimony (Video)

    04/27/2013 10:01:13 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-27-2013 | John Hill
    “Never before have I seen such contempt for law enforcement officers as what I’ve seen from the Gang of Eight” - Chris Crane, ICE Agent union president.- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama's virtual "DACA" amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane's lawsuit could derail...
  • Judge Sides With ICE Agents: Says Obama Admin. Can't Refuse to Deport Illegal Aliens

    04/24/2013 8:20:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Above: ICE Union President Chris Crane, who filed the lawsuit against DHS.- In a stunning order, a federal judge Wednesday said that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal aliens they deem "low priority", in a lawsuit brought by ICE agents that could derail Obama’s plan to undermine immigration enforcement nationwide.Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.“The court finds that DHS does not...
  • Juan Williams’ plagiarism problem

    03/08/2013 7:53:56 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | Mar 7, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    In a case of apparent plagiarism, Fox News pundit Juan Williams lifted — sometimes word for word — from a Center for American Progress report, without ever attributing the information, for a column he wrote last month for The Hill newspaper. Almost two weeks after publication, the column was quietly revised online, with many of the sections rewritten or put in quotation marks, and this time citing the CAP report. It also included an editor’s note that read: “This column was revised on March 2, 2013, to include previously-omitted attribution to the Center for American Progress.” But that editor’s note...
  • Sheriff Joe Brings Down Human Smuggling Cartel; Ring Leader Had Been Deported 8 Times

    03/05/2013 8:07:13 PM PST · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-06-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies have smashed a human smuggling ring that has brought hundreds and perhaps thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years. The suspects are part of a suspected multi-million dollar illegal alien smuggling ring. After a five month investigation, Maricopa County Sheriff's detectives tracked the leader of a human smuggling operation to a home in Laveen, eight miles outside Phoenix. That's where they found the operation's leader, a man who'd already been deported eight times!That man  is 35-year-old...
  • Arizona Governor on Release of Criminal Illegal Aliens: 'Who's Running This Country'?

    02/28/2013 8:45:52 PM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-01-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Americans are furious over the outrageous, lawless release of thousands of criminal illegal aliens from ICE detention - hundreds in Arizona alone - endangering families and communities from coast-to-coast. As the controversy swirled today, an angry Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ) appeared on FoxNews' Neil Cavuto show to react to both the detainee releases, as well as to two days of finger-pointing and avoidance of responsibility on the part of the White House and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. “The American people are fed up. We have all of this outrageous activity going on.  And,...
  • City On Hill Deconstructed

    02/07/2013 1:02:51 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “In popular culture, the phrase ‘city on a hill’ has become so closely identified with Ronald Reagan and before him with John Winthrop that even Christians can forget that the words originated not with a founder of a colony but with the Founder of their faith,” Richard M. Gamble writes in his new book, In Search Of The City On A Hill: The Making and Unmaking Of An American Myth. Gamble teaches at Hillsdale. “The metaphor of the city on a hill comes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew,” Gamble reminds us. Specifically,...
  • Crony capitalism & Joe Biden’s brother

    10/23/2012 11:18:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/23/12 | Charles Gasparino
    James Biden isn’t a big name in the business of residential housing development, so what exactly qualifies him to work at a construction company and share in the winnings of a $1.5 billion project to build affordable homes in Iraq? If you said it has something to do with his last name, the one shared by his older brother Vice President Joe Biden, you wouldn’t be far off. At least that’s the guess of some Wall Street analysts who cover the Marlton, NJ-based company Hill International and think they’ve seen yet another sordid tale of crony capitalism. Hill has been...
  • Opinion: With Ryan pick, a new Romney

    08/12/2012 7:08:12 AM PDT · by Lucas McCain · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/11/12 | A.B Stoddard
    No matter what, Republicans are now in the age of Ryan. if Romney wins, Ryan is the next vice president of the United States. If Romney loses, Ryan is the next leader of the Republican Party.
  • Congress gives OK to electric car charging stations on Capitol Hill (The rest of us are exempt!)

    08/03/2012 1:38:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/03/12 | Ramsey Cox
    Congress gives OK to electric car charging stations on Capitol HillBy Ramsey Cox - 08/03/12 12:35 PM ET Congress has approved legislation that would allow the Architect of the Capitol to construct battery-recharging stations for electric cars in congressional parking areas. The bill introduced by Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Mich.) requires that construction be at no net cost to the government but says the Architect of the Capitol could construct, operate and maintain battery-recharging stations in House and Senate parking lots. Users would pay a fee, which would eventually pay for the installation and maintenance of the stations. The bill passed...
  • Hill Poll: Majority feel Obama has changed country for worse (1-in-5 RATS agree)

    07/09/2012 2:51:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/12 | Sheldon Alberts
    Hill Poll: Majority feel Obama has changed country for worseBy Sheldon Alberts - 07/09/12 05:00 AM ET Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority. A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership. The results signal broad voter unease with the direction the nation has taken under Obama’s...
  • Hill Poll: Voters: Obama over-reached blocking Fast and Furious docs

    06/25/2012 2:52:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/12 | Niall Stanage
    Hill Poll: Voters: Obama over-reached blocking Fast and Furious docsBy Niall Stanage - 06/25/12 05:00 AM ET A clear majority of likely voters believes President Obama has exercised his executive power inappropriately — particularly in blocking the release of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, according to a new poll for The Hill. But in a sign that the electorate’s frustration extends to Capitol Hill, voters by a significant margin also feel Congress has behaved in an obstructionist manner toward the president. Amid the discontent over the behavior of both Obama and members of Congress, the poll found a...
  • Sheriff Joe Strikes Back: Asks Court to Dismiss Eric Holder DOJ’s Lawsuit

    06/12/2012 2:28:02 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-12-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaSheriff Joe Arpaio's attorneys have filed a "Motion to Dismiss" in response to Eric Holder's ridiculous lawsuit alleging racial discrimination by the Sheriff and his deputies against "Latinos" through their enforcement of existing Federal immigration laws. Arpaio's lawyers have called on a Federal court in Phoenix to dismiss the DOJ's lawsuit, in a 23-page response, asserting that Holder failed to back his claims with "sufficient statistical evidence." Such evidence is required in Federal discrimination lawsuits, and the DOJ has provided none. The filing also asserts that the DOJ has no ability to even sue the sheriff's office...
  • Busted: Neville Chamberlain-ish US Diplomat Chris Hill in Controversial JFK Dallas-Chic Photos

    04/19/2012 8:08:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies
    >Hill as LBJ on "Assassination Day 1963" fun n' games, USG assistant as "Jackie Kennedy" in trademarkdouble-breasted, strawberry pink and navy trim collared Chanel wool suit with match pillbox hat circa 1991, worn in Dallas, Tx that bloody, fateful day.Taken whilst (Hill) US Ambassador to Iraq, during a masquerade party of some sort for US officials. This is the same man as a State Department officials who went along with the ridiculous SIX PARTY TALKS agreements with North Korea which amounted to nothing, reprehensively gave the enemy aid, allowed them to cheat, and build up their arsenal even more. Under...
  • Sheriff Joe's 'Tent City' gets McDonald's-like Number 'Served' Sign

    02/29/2012 5:00:25 AM PST · by montag813 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-29-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The Department of Justice is after him, La Raza is after him, and left-wing groups funded by George Soros have vowed to spend whatever it takes to defeat him for election this year. But if his enemies think this would cause Sheriff Joe Arpaio to keep a lower profile, they will be very disappointed. Today, Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ erected a McDonald's-style sign outside the fence of his famous "Tent City" jail touting how many inmates - more than 430,000 - who have been "served" since he opened it 19 years ago....
  • Hill staffers tweet of partying, 'idiot boss'

    12/08/2011 1:57:17 PM PST · by izzatzo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/08/2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Staffers of Rep. Rick Larsen boasted over Twitter that they were drinking and otherwise goofing off on the job, according to a story in the NW Daily Marker. The website said the tweets gave off the impression of "a staffers-gone-wild bash" in the Washington Democrat's office, including insults lobbed at the congressman himself.
  • SEIU Sends #OccupyCongress to Invade the Hill

    12/07/2011 9:51:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 12/7/11 | Scott Shapiro
    Sources on Capitol Hill tell Big Government that SEIU has organized a major effort to ‘Take Back the Capitol’ this week with a collective of community, labor and Occupy groups that are dedicated to “show Congress what democracy looks like, shine a light on corporate greed and the human suffering it has caused, and demand justice for the 99%.” According to Congressional sources, Occupy protestors have been visiting one Congressional office after another and demanding to speak with representatives while loitering in their waiting rooms and chanting. ‘Trackers’ are also being spotted roaming the hills of various Congressional buildings.
  • Herman Cain caught on camera joking about Anita Hill

    11/11/2011 11:54:58 AM PST · by MiddleEarth · 86 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/11/11 | Holly Bailey
    Hey Look...Cain was "CAUGHT" joking about Anita Hill. Also notice the giant picture of Cain with two women. Herman Cain is defending himself from sexual harassment allegations, but that didn't stop him from joking about Anita Hill, the college professor who made similar allegations against Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court nomination hearings 20 years ago. A Fox News camera captured Cain laughing about Hill during a campaign stop in Kalamazoo, Mich., Thursday, when a supporter brought up the professor's name. "You hear the latest news today? Anita Hill is going to come …" a man told Cain, the conclusion...
  • Herman Cain When Asked About Anita Hill: "Is she Going to Endorse Me"

    11/10/2011 4:58:02 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 42 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | 11/10/2011 | Youtube
    Herman Cain When Asked About Anita Hill: "Is she Going to Endorse Me" - YouTube
  • Today In History: The Battle Of Bunker Hill

    06/17/2011 7:56:38 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06/17/11 | Ard
    The Battle of Bunker Hill, a battle fought in the American Revolutionary War, occurred on June 17, 1775 between the American Revolutionary forces under the command of General Israel Putnam, and the British forces under the command of Major General William Howe. Howe was determined to take Charlestown Heights, overlooking Boston harbor. It was actually fought on nearby Breed's Hill, when Colonel William Prescott erred and set up his 1200 men at that location and began to construct earthworks. It is considered to be the bloodiest battle of the American Revolutionary War. Despite being repelled twice, the British were successful...
  • Hill panel votes to delay gays in the military

    05/12/2011 1:53:26 AM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    YahooNews (AP) ^ | 5/12/2011 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON – A House panel approved a defense bill early Thursday that would delay President Barack Obama's new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military and limit the commander in chief's authority on slashing the nation's nuclear arsenal. By a vote of 60-1, the House Armed Services Committee approved the broad, $553 billion defense blueprint that would provide a 1.6 percent increase in military pay, fund an array of aircraft, ships and submarines, slightly increase health care fees for working-age retirees and meet the Pentagon's request for an additional $118 billion to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....
  • Got a surprise tonight watching CNN's new show at 8PM EST

    03/02/2011 6:46:44 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 31 replies
    CNN via DirecTV 's News Mix | Wed, March 2nd, 2011 | DGHoodini
    Flippin through the News Mix Channels tonight, There was an interview on CNN's new show with a libyan talking about their new Free Linya interim Govt..was cool, but not what really surptised me. After that interbiew, Spitzer introduced his panel for a discussion, and who do you suppose was a member of that panel?... None other than E.D. Hill!....Will wonders never cease? >Bo)
  • Hill Hearing to Focus on Radical Islam; Muslim Groups Want Broader Scope

    02/08/2011 1:04:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/08/11 | John R. Parkinson
    Hill Hearing to Focus on Radical Islam; Muslim Groups Want Broader ScopeRep. Peter King Vows Not to Bow to "Political Correctness" Amid Backlash By John R. Parkinson Feb. 8, 2011 **SNIP** On Wednesday, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, and Michael Leiter, the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center are set to testify at a hearing before the committee titled "Understanding the Homeland Threat Landscape - Considerations for the 112th Congress." Last week, a collection of more than 50 Muslim organizations wrote a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy...
  • Marc Lamont Hill Calls Obama ‘Murderer’ After Asking Media To Stop ‘Language Of Violence’

    01/12/2011 10:32:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/12/11 | Frances Martel
    Marc Lamont Hill Calls Obama ‘Murderer’ After Asking Media To Stop ‘Language Of Violence’by Frances Martel | 7:36 pm, January 12th, 2011 The political rhetoric debate that has arisen in light of the likely schizophrenia-induced Arizona massacre this weekend has led to a whole lot of line-drawing on what media personalities can and cannot say. That doesn’t mean that some haven’t been immediately– and egregiously– crossing them. Take Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill, who called for rhetoric to be toned down nearly in the same breath as calling Barack Obama a “murderer.” **SNIP** After protesting that he has done...
  • On North Korea, a Bipartisan Failure

    11/29/2010 2:34:39 AM PST · by paudio · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | 11.24.10 | Carolyn Leddy
    The question on everyone’s mind: Why didn’t the United States do more to prevent the progress of North Korea’s uranium-enrichment program? Regrettably, the answer to this question is even more disconcerting than the disclosure itself. Intelligence amassed over the course of nearly two decades on North Korea’s uranium-enrichment program has been an inconvenient truth for most U.S. officials involved in North Korea policy through consecutive U.S. political administrations — but nowhere was this delusion in more abundance than in the latter years of the George W. Bush administration, in which I served as the director for counterproliferation strategy, covering North...
  • Barton denies he is using opposition research to upend Upton challenge

    11/12/2010 3:16:16 PM PST · by tulloss · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-11-10 | Darren Goode
    Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is denying that he has used opposition research in an effort to undermine a rival in the race for the chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Media outlets have reported that Barton helped orchestrate an anonymous analysis of Rep. Fred Upton's (R-Mich.) voting record that conservative activists are using to argue Upton is too moderate to lead the committee.
  • Baron Hill (Dem) Indiana 9th Defeated

    11/02/2010 9:07:15 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 4 replies
    WHAS Radio Louisville ^ | November 2, 2010 | Staff
    Republican Todd Young has defeated five-term Democratic Rep. Baron Hill in southern Indiana's 9th district, dealing Democrats a second loss in congressional seats they held in the state.
  • The Red Baron Hill is no Blue Dog

    10/27/2010 4:42:36 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 10 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/27/10 | Rob Binsrick
    Baron Hill has represented the 9th District of Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives for 10 of the last 12 years. During that time, Hill has been a part of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of Democrats who consider themselves to be moderate-to-conservatives on many issues, especially fiscal ones. While Hill may have had Blue Dog credentials in the past, over the last couple of years he has revealed his true colors. Along with the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, Hill has voted for the failed stimulus package, the healthcare reform act and the cap-and-trade energy bill....
  • Should Anita Hill apologize? (Poll needs Freeping)

    10/25/2010 8:20:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 25, 2010
    What do you think? Should Anita Hill apologize?
  • Wife of Clarence Thomas calls Anita Hill, seeking apology

    10/19/2010 5:39:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 19, 2010 | Bryan Bender
    WASHINGTON – Virginia Thomas, wife of Clarence Thomas, left a voice mail for Anita Hill over the weekend seeking an apology from Hill for accusing the future Supreme Court associate justice of sexual harassment during his 1991 confirmations hearings, Hill said in an interview tonight. Hill is now a professor of the Brandeis University Heller School of Social Policy and Management, in Waltham. She said she alerted campus security because she thought the voice mail was a prank. But she has since learned it was genuine.
  • Anita Hill, 2 other lesbians in committed relationships welcomed as ELCA [Lutheran] pastors

    09/19/2010 9:17:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 9/19/10 | Jeff Strickler
    n a ceremony that started with a public mea culpa and ended with a prolonged standing ovation, three lesbian ministers were officially embraced Saturday by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The three were the Rev. Anita Hill, pastor of St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church in St. Paul, and two Minneapolis chaplains: the Rev. Phyllis Zillhart at Fairview Home Care and Hospice and the Rev. Ruth Frost at the Hospice of the Twin Cities.
  • Pro-life group targets Democrats in radio ads

    09/03/2010 7:40:42 AM PDT · by jeffq73 · 3 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 9/2/2010
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Americans United for Life is targeting three pro-abortion Democrats in tight election contests with radio ads talking about abortion issues. The ads are also meant to be the first by the group following a Supreme Court decision striking down some of the McCain-Feingold advertising limits. AUL Action, a 501(c)4 lobbying organization, has its ads set on Reps. John Boccieri of Ohio, Christopher Carney of Pennsylvania and Baron Hill of Indiana They are meant to test the latitude given to such groups to communicate with the public about candidates in the Supreme Court's decision in January overturning...
  • Meet Todd Young (Indiana-9 - opponent of Baron Hill)

    08/27/2010 10:11:06 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8/27/2010 | Ryan Cole
    At a quick glance, Young, the Republican suitor for the seat currently held by Democrat Baron Hill, appears to have all the qualities of a promising politician. He is a 38-year-old father of four and a Marine-turned deputy prosecutor with television-ready good looks and natural charisma. But Young is more about ideas than image. During a recent interview in his spare campaign office near Bloomington's downtown, he discussed policy and philosophy with a wonkish zeal. This should come as no surprise since his education includes degrees from the Naval Academy and the Universities of both Chicago and London. Because of...
  • “Black People Can’t Be Racist” – Really?

    07/16/2010 10:46:46 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 36 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 07-16-10 | Robert Ehrenkaufer
    The race issue is once again at the forefront with organizations like the NAACP calling for the Tea Party to purge itself of racists and denounce them. Good, fine, I for one do so with no regret. Racism has no place in an enlightened society and damn sure no place in any organization that I am a part of. Now that I have done my part I call on the NAACP and organization like it to purge themselves of racists and denounce them as well. What? You say that black people cannot be racists? What a ludicrous supposition. This type...
  • Hill acts to keep Gitmo's inmates out of U.S. -House bill OK'd; Senate one advances

    05/31/2010 9:57:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 192+ views
    wash. times ^ | 5/31/10 | Stephen Dinan
    He has already missed his own self-imposed deadline, and President Obama's plans to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, suffered more setbacks last week when lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol took steps to block him. On Friday the full House voted 282-131 to prevent Mr. Obama from transferring any of the detainees being held at Guantanamo to the United States, while the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a bill Thursday stopping Mr. Obama from buying a new prison to house the detainees.
  • Christianity's Continuance Commemorated by Cluttered Crosses

    04/26/2010 9:01:17 AM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 5 replies · 302+ views
    alleyesonCHRIST ^ | 4/26/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    If a picture is worth a thousand words then what are a thousand crosses worth? How bout 100,000 crosses? The Hill of Crosses boasts in excess of 100,000 crosses to remind on-lookers of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ paid for the sins of mankind.
  • Obama sets up deficit panel without help from Hill

    02/18/2010 10:26:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 425+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/18/10 | MARK S. SMITH
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed an order Thursday unilaterally creating a bipartisan commission to rein in unruly deficits after Congress rejected a similar body with considerably more enforcement power. In making the announcement, Obama said that unless lawmakers put aside partisan differences, the continuing red-ink trend could "hobble our economy."
  • Abortion rights pioneer dies at 61

    02/06/2010 5:56:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies · 1,231+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | February 6, 2010 | Leah Friedman
    Susan Hill, a national women's rights advocate and the owner of several abortion clinics around the country, died last week from breast cancer. Hill, who made her home in Raleigh, was 61. Hill focused on establishing clinics in rural areas, where women had no access to abortion services, and opened more than anyone else in the United States, sometimes drawing 1,000 protesters at a time. She sued protesters 34 times for blocking entrances and physically preventing women from going in. "She's probably the toughest person I ever knew," said her older brother Dan Hill, who lives in Durham. "She's...
  • IN-9: Rep. Baron Hill (D) 41, Mike Sodrel (R) 49

    01/21/2010 10:43:54 AM PST · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 22 replies · 551+ views
    Firedoglake.com ^ | January 21, 2010 | Jon Walker
    FDL/SurveyUSA, 1/16-1/18, 600 likely voters, margin of sampling error ± 4.1% If there were an election for US House of Representatives today, and the only two candidates on the ballot were Democrat Baron Hill and Republican Mike Sodrel, who would you vote for? 41% Baron Hill (D) 49% Mike Sodrel (R) 10% Undecided 2010 will be the fifth straight time Democratic Congressman Baron Hill has gone head-to-head with Republican former Congressman Mike Sodrel for the opportunity of representing Indiana’s 9th congressional district. The seat, in the southeast of the state, has changed hands twice. Hill beat Sodrel in 2002 during...
  • Obama To Rally Senate Dems on Healthcare (Obama goes to Hill today)

    12/06/2009 5:59:54 AM PST · by khnyny · 107 replies · 4,964+ views
    UPI.com ^ | December 6, 2009
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- President Obama prepared to rally Senate Democrats Sunday on a healthcare bill bogged down by abortion, a public option and a Medicare panel, officials said. Obama was to meet with Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other Senators in a rare Sunday session ahead of possible debate Monday on key amendments. Conservative Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., has threatened to filibuster reform legislation unless it contains restrictions on abortion coverage and the Senate has yet to find common ground on a government-run public option for health insurance. Also up for discussion is the scope of an...
  • Marc Lamont Hill back on FNC? Does Rupert Murdoch Know?

    11/09/2009 5:54:26 PM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies · 915+ views
    Inside Cable News ^ | Nov. 9, 2009 | n/a
    Ok, what are we to make of this tweet from Mary Katherine Ham…(via J$) On @oreillyfactor with @marclamonthill (Juan’s out) at 8ish, talking Iran and Obama. Tune in to see us! After Hill’s very public “firing” by Rupert Murdoch no less, seeing Hill back on FNC this soon is rather odd. I mean there isn’t even a wind chill in Hades yet…
  • New Film About Mumia Abu-Jamal Makes A Case That He Set Out To Deliberately Kill a Cop

    11/02/2009 11:43:18 AM PST · by Starman417 · 19 replies · 687+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-02-09 | Curt
    Tigre Hill is a one man machine who has something to say about the cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. He is currently editing a documentary that will be released soon that many should see. Here is the trailer: [VIDEO AT SITE] And a good article by Amy S. Rosenberg from Philly.com about Hill and his movie: Tigre Hill has only released the trailer to his film, The Barrel of a Gun, but already Mumia Inc. has begun mobilizing against him. At 57th and Christian Streets, over an offering of rice and beans and salad prepared by her grandchildren, Pam Africa labels...