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  • Obama to make statement after U.S. election: White House (Wed. afternoon) LIVE THREAD

    11/05/2014 4:54:34 AM PST · by maggief · 219 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2014
    EXCERPT "This afternoon, POTUS will convene a White House news conference. Details later this morning," Earnest said in a post on Twitter.
  • Journalists Need a Point of View if They Want to Stay Relevant

    10/24/2014 11:23:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    The Conversation ^ | October 24, 2014 | Jay Rosen
    The Conversation by Jay Rosen, Associate Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in the US. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis articles and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. If extreme polarization is now an enduring feature of American politics — not just a bug — how does that change the game for journalists? I have some ideas, but mainly I want to put that question on the table. “Conflict makes news,” it...
  • Pentagon Says Global Warming Presents Immediate Security Threat(Not Russia, Iran, ISIS)

    10/13/2014 12:49:18 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/13/14 | c davenport
    The Pentagon released a report Monday asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster response as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises. The report lays out a road map for how the military will adapt to rising sea levels, more violent storms and widespread droughts. The Defense Department will begin by integrating plans for climate change risks across all of its operations, from war games and strategic defense planning situations to a rethinking of the...
  • Venezuela's UN Security Council Bid Looking Hopeful After Gaining Backing

    09/12/2014 3:43:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | September 12, 2014
    Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chávez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The unanimous endorsement of Venezuela's candidacy to represent the region on the Security Council came at a closed-door meeting July 23 in New York, said Amin Cruz, a diplomat at the U.N. from the Dominican Republic, which presided at the meeting. When Chávez last tried for a seat in 2006, the United States succeeded in torpedoing his campaign. This year, Washington has been mum.
  • U.N. concerned by U.S. plans for child migrants

    07/31/2014 9:14:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY
    The United Nations' human rights chief expressed concern on Thursday at what she said were plans by the U.S. government to deport tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who entered the United States in recent months. Navi Pillay-Wanker, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged Washington to protect the child migrants and investigate dozens of reports of abuse against them by U.S. officials. "I am particularly concerned because the United States appears to be taking steps to deport most of these children back," Pillay-Wanker told a final news briefing in Geneva before completing six years in office on Aug. 31....
  • Obama Polls are Irrelevant

    11/25/2013 9:39:28 PM PST · by publius321 · 35 replies
    I agree with Mark Levin. As Levin pointed out on his show today, talking heads claiming Obama is "toast" because of low polling data are naive or delusional. (My opinion)
  • Ten G20 nations back United States over Syria

    09/06/2013 2:55:13 PM PDT · by Jean S · 17 replies ^ | 06/09/2013 - 16:32:05
    Ten members of the G20 have joined the United States in accusing the Syrian government of carrying out a chemical weapons attack on civilians last month and called for a strong international response.A joint statement by the 10 countries and the United States stopped short of explicitly calling for military action against the regime of Syrian president Bashar Assad, as Barack Obama is advocating.But the tough language aligned half of the G20 members with the US president, who worked the sidelines of the summit in St Petersburg to build international support for a limited US military response. The 10 countries...
  • White House word of the day – Irrelevant (law is irrelevant)

    05/20/2013 7:31:07 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    One of the repeating themes I kept hearing on the news for the past few days was how the White House was going to be really glad when this week was over because things really hadn’t been going very well. I assume Sunday is still part of the same week, because not only didn’t things get any better this morning, they seem to have taken a notable turn for the worse. We touched on this briefly earlier today, but the Obama administration dispatched Dan Pfeiffer to make the rounds of the Sunday shows and “clarify” what’s been going on with...
  • Maybe being "out of touch" is not a bad thing.

    03/23/2013 11:33:39 AM PDT · by William of Barsoom · 1 replies
    Vanity | March 23, 2013 | William of Barsoom
    Maybe being "out of touch" isn't a bad thing.
  • Akin not far off base in rape comment

    08/28/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 76 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Jane M. Orient, M.D.
    Exclusive: Jane M. Orient, M.D., says political demagoguery is replacing science “From what I understand from doctors, that’s (conception as a result of rape) really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.” – Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo. All decent people, including U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, agree that forcible rape is a heinous crime. Almost all would...

    08/12/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 12,2012 | Scott Johnson
    1. The Republicans have a deep bench from which Romney picked: 2. Paul Rahe suggests that the pick represents Romney’s declaration of war, and Professor Rahe is always worth reading. I think Romney has concluded he needs to go big and bold to win. 3. Paul Ryan is a remarkable man. He has made himself a national figure through his mastery of the federal budget. Who’d a thunk it? 4. Like the others on my putative short list, Ryan radiates decency 5. It would be nice to think that the Obama campaign played the murder card a little early, with...
  • Could the U.S. give up Mount Rushmore? Iconic site is on list of 'sacred land' UN says

    05/05/2012 8:03:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 5, 2012 | By Snejana Farberov
    A UN human official is urging the U.S. to turn over control of lands considered to be sacred to Native Americans, including the site of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, unveiled his recommendations in Geneva on Friday after completing a 12-day visit to the U.S. where he met with representatives of indigenous peoples in six states. The fact-finder also had a chance to meet members of the Obama administration and briefed the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, but no member of Congress agreed to meet with him....
  • U.N. asked to investigate solitary confinement as torture

    03/20/2012 8:25:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Loa Angeles Times ^ | March 20, 2012 | by Anna Gorman
    Calling solitary confinement "torture," California prisoners and advocates are asking the United Nations to investigate the segregated housing of gang members at prisons throughout the state. "We have California treating several thousand prisoners in much the same way the U.S. government treats enemy combatants held in Guantanamo," said Peter Schey, an attorney representing hundreds of inmates. Schey, who announced the petition at a news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday alongside prisoners' relatives, said solitary confinement was devastating to the physical and mental health of prisoners and was likely to increase their risk of committing more crimes upon release. The...
  • Gore: 'Our democracy has been hacked'

    03/13/2012 8:08:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Gore: 'Our democracy has been hacked' By Daniel Strauss - 03/13/12 10:18 AM ET Al Gore said on Tuesday that America's democracy "has been hacked" and advocated for the use of digital tools to improve the government. Speaking to the high-tech crowd at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, the former vice president said that social media and digital technology should be used to "change the democratic conversation." "Our democracy has been hacked," Gore said, according to CNN. "It no longer works, in the main, to serve the interests of our people." He also urged the audience...
  • Romney wins GOP caucus in US territory of Guam [all 9 delegates]

    03/10/2012 12:08:57 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 53 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | march 9, 2012
    TAMUNING, Guam – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney picked up nine more delegates Saturday, winning unanimous backing at the Guam GOP convention. Republicans on the tiny Pacific island decided to shun traditional paper ballots and all 215 eligible to vote at the convention backed Romney with a show of hands.....
  • Citizens not pushing hard for climate deal: U.N. chief

    03/09/2012 5:08:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 9, 2012 | By Nina Chestney
    Ordinary people are not putting enough pressure on governments to deliver a legally binding deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the U.N.'s climate chief said. "There is not enough well up from the bottom up. I don't see millions of citizens demanding climate action," Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, said at a lecture on Friday. "The reality we have to deal with is the process is very slow and the urgency is every day growing. The only way out is to continue to push on the government side but we can't depend 100...
  • Palestinians hurl shoes at visiting U.N. chief

    02/02/2012 8:36:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 2, 2012
    Gaza Strip - Palestinians tried to block the U.N. chief from entering the Gaza Strip and flung shoes at his armored convoy on Thursday, the second day of Ban Ki-moon's mission to the region. About 40 relatives of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails for a range of violent attacks gathered at the Erez Crossing between Gaza and Israel. Some swung their signs and wooden sticks at Ban's convoy in protest. Three of them threw slippers at his car and another hurled a boot — an insulting gesture. Speaking to reporters, Ban thanked the people of Gaza for their "warm...
  • Dine On A Dime: Fuku Burger

    01/07/2012 2:24:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CBS) ^ | January 6, 2012 7:58 PM | Suzanne Marques
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Okay, first things first… that is pronounced FOO-cue. Got that? Good. (Although let’s be honest, that’s not how you WANTED to pronounce it!) Suzanne Marques reports from this little hamburger gem (1634 Cahuenga, Hollywood, 90028 323-464-3858) that mixes big American beef flavors with Japanese inspired sauces and toppings. Take the “Lucky Burger” for example. Your typical all-beef patty, American cheese, onion, pickles and bun…but this one has a wasabi mayo and Fuku sauce. Or the “Karai” — one spicy burger topped with pickled cucumbers, avocado cream, and habanero kabyaki. Hot! And if you don’t like beef,...
  • Gingrich admits Romney would be on his short list for VP

    12/08/2011 7:27:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 137 replies ^ | 12-08-2011 | Tina Korbe
    Newt Gingrich tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he would consider Mitt Romney to be a potential running mate (VIDEO). The interview is very much in keeping with Gingrich’s “keep it classy” campaign theme so far — and he treaded lightly, sounding neither overly enthusiastic about a VP Romney nor overly displeased with the idea. But why did he take the bait at all? He could just as easily have remained indifferent, have answered with a simple, “I’d have to give it thought.” He won’t win over Romney supporters — and he significantly owes his own surge to the appetite for an...
  • Meghan McCain: Newt Gingrich is ‘sexist,’ ‘disgusting’

    11/14/2011 8:39:31 PM PST · by presidio9 · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/02/2011 | Jeff Poor
    MSNBC has a new addition to its staff — Sen. John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain. On his Wednesday program, MSNBC host Thomas Roberts introduced McCain and asked her to address her back-and-forth with presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. “Can you believe that?” McCain asked. “Former Speaker of the House I’m getting in fights with, I can’t believe it.” In a specific incident addressing some remarks McCain made about his presidential bid, Gingrich said, “How would she have a clue?” “I think he’s delusional,” McCain said. “And him calling me clueless I think is so sexist...
  • MSNBC O'Donnell's "Republican Take" on the Cain 'Scandal': Meghan McCain (TOTALLY!)

    11/01/2011 7:40:46 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 11-01-2011 | Montag813
    That's right. The "Republican take" was none other than uber-ditz Meghan McCain. TOTALLY! Among her pearls of wisdom: "Mitt Romney is, like, the most experienced candidate. He will be the nominee, and it's time that people learned to just deal with it." "We are going through each nominee one at a time like when you're...speed dating". "Herman Cain has never held public office before, and I find that, like, so disturbing". "Romney...Mitt..Romney...the best...Romney...." (ok I skipped the rest because I couldn't take it)
  • Can a president truly become irrelevant? (And has Obama achieved that dubious distinction?)

    09/04/2011 3:24:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/03/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    When Barack Obama draws criticism from Republicans and conservatives, it’s about as much of a breaking news flash as Dog Bites Man. We begin to move into Man Bites Dog territory, however, when a mounting wave of unrest comes from his own left flank – a scenario which has not only come to pass, but shifted into a significantly higher gear this past week. One of his latest detractors is found coming from the sector which would normally contain his biggest cheerleaders. This just in from Michael Tomasky at the Daily Beast. More dispiriting news, this time about the White...
  • Mitt Romney Leading in Florida; Palin, Bachmann Battle for Second

    06/23/2011 1:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | June 23, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll released from Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to prominent national Democrats, found that former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is leading the pack of Republican hopefuls seeking their party’s presidential nomination in Florida. A PPP poll back in March found Romney tied in Florida with a rival from the 2008 Republican primaries, former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, with 18 percent each. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was right behind them with 15 percent. Since then, Huckabee has announced that he is not running for president,...
  • Bin Laden Death Will Not Boost Obama: Expert

    05/03/2011 1:41:43 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 03, 2011 | Patrick Allen
    The euphoric scenes that met the death of Osama Bin Laden will not boost President Barack Obama's re-election hopes, according to Alastair Newton, a political analyst at Nomura in London. “The immediate reaction in the US notwithstanding, 'normal business' will soon be resumed in US politics. There will be no change on the fiscal/debt polarization and contrary to some commentators' reaction, definitely no election boost for Obama," said Newton in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday. With little or no operational control over al-Qaeda in recent years, Newton believes Osama's death will have little impact on the terror group's ability...
  • Nancy Calls for kumbaya

    04/17/2011 2:37:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 16, 2011 | Editorial
    Pity poor Nancy Pelosi -- the House minority leader is stuck in the past. Speaking to a college crowd last Friday, she admonished her audience: "The fact is, is that elections shouldn't matter as much as they do." Of course not. She just lost one. Hmm: Back in 2006, when she became House speaker, she said the election was "an historic [event] . . . for which we have waited for over 200 years." But if that election was consequential, so was last November's, wherein Pelosi was relegated to oblivion. Still raging at the outcome, this week she scolded the...
  • UN suspends Libya from Human Rights Council

    03/01/2011 11:20:31 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/1/2010 | Jon Swaine
    Libya has become the first country to be suspended from the UN Human Rights Council, after the rest of the world condemned the Gaddafi regime's "gross and systematic violations" of the rights of its people. The UN General Assembly, which comprises all 192 members, agreed to bar Libya from the council, which aims to "strengthen, promote and protect human rights", on Tuesday evening in New York. The measure was accepted "by consensus", a device used if there is no known opposition. Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary General, said: "The world has spoken with one voice". Gaddafi has over the past...
  • NY bedbug epidemic spreads to the United Nations

    10/27/2010 2:05:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | October 27, 2010 | by Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - New York City's bedbug epidemic has spread to yet another landmark in the city that never sleeps -- the United Nations, officials at the world organization said on Wednesday. The pests appeared at places like the Empire State Building and Bloomingdale's before reaching the city's center of international diplomacy on the East Side of Manhattan. The U.N. press office said a bedbug-sniffing dog had confirmed the presence of bedbugs in furniture in the basement of the Dag Hammarskjold Library, where the offices of the team overseeing the U.N. headquarter's $1.9 billion renovation project are housed.
  • Study: Gay Parents More Likely to Have Gay Kids

    10/17/2010 4:08:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    AOL News ^ | October 17, 2010 | Paul Kix
    Study: Gay Parents More Likely to Have Gay Kids (Oct. 17) -- Walter Schumm knows what he's about to do is unpopular: publish a study arguing that gay parents are more likely to raise gay children than straight parents. But the Kansas State University family studies professor has a detailed analysis that past almost aggressively ideological researchers never had. When one such researcher, Paul Cameron, published a paper in 2006 arguing that children of gay parents were more likely to be gay themselves, the response from the academic press was virulent, to say nothing of the popular press; the Southern...
  • Baby Cheyenne repordely “Bleeding from Private Parts” in Government Care

    10/13/2010 6:45:05 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 56 replies
    Free Keene ^ | October 13, 2010 | Sam Dodson
    There is troubling news on this story. Johnathan and Stephanie went to visit their child today. Details are a bit sketchy at this point, but Cheyenne is reportedly losing consciousness, bleeding out of her private parts, and has not gained weight. Update from the Free Baby Cheyenne Facebook Group: “Pirra Milan EMERGENCY PROTEST AT CONCORD HOSPITAL AND DCYF’S OFFICES!!! JOHNATHAN AND STEPHANIE WERE AT A VISIT. BABY CHEYENNE WOULDN’T WAKE UP! THEY CHANGED HER DIAPER AND BLOOD WAS EVERYWHERE! SHE WAS RUSHED BY AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL! THEY AREN’T ALLOWING THE PARENTS IN!!” Update (2:30 p.m.) Baby Cheyenne is currently...
  • Corruption Rises to the Top

    10/03/2010 6:06:25 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 5 replies
    Free Keene ^ | Sam Dodson
    On April 14th 2009, I was filming in the second floor lobby of Keene City hall. According to an unsigned document on the wall filming is prohibited. I was arrested and cuffed over a silver bracelet seen in the background of the video. I dropped to the floor and as they dragged me around the bracelet was cutting into my wrist causing excruciating pain. Eli Rivera, now running for sheriff, found this rather amusing. This video depicts the events that happened before my camera was turned off. A few months later Activist Kurt Hoffman was taken to the same back...
  • Video of 9/11/10 Koran burning at Ground Zero

    09/11/2010 11:49:54 AM PDT · by USArmySpouse · 759 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | 9/11/10
    9/11/10 Koran burning at Ground Zero captured on video.
  • Barack Hussein Obama,The Godfather Of Shame.

    09/09/2010 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Armaggedon · 11 replies
    Barack Hussein Obama rules America by manipulating a deep seated shame pattern in all people. Those who let themselves be cast into the image of victims or villains, are fair game for Obama the deceiver. Obama pits class against class, race against race, religion against religion, party against party. Obama is the great divider and his hate, lies and heavy handed tyranny will destroy America unless we wake up. Some people are fed up with Obama's never ending, race baiting and hate filled slander hurled against all who oppose him.. Obama's America is so full of shame that we shake...
  • Ron Paul to announce for president in 2012?

    08/20/2010 1:07:26 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 17, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Even if it's just a rumor, the flurry of activity on surrounding it could signify that a movement is still out there waiting to be massively reborn.
  • Ron Paul: “I don’t believe for a minute that the religion of Islam is our enemy.”

    As if we needed anymore proof of Ron Paul’s anti-American treachery — and no, I am not speaking of his inclusion in the Democrats’ list of favorite Republicans (though it’s also quite telling), — he’s finally waded into the Ground Zero mosque controversy where — unsurprisingly — he’s chalked it all up to yet another conspiracy theory, fomented by those war-lovin’ neo-cons: “I think it’s a big distraction, a grand distraction from the real issues… To me it should have been a grand opportunity, and you really touched on the opportunity, because it’s really a property rights issue, and who...
  • Religious, Comments

    08/16/2010 6:38:53 PM PDT · by learner · 287 replies · 3+ views
    Learner | August 16,2010 | Learner
    I am sick and tired of this site being taken over by Catholics ( of which I am one ) stories or proverbs. This is a news site not a religion site. Go do that somewhere else. I am not opposed to your prostilazion(sp), just not here. We lose credibility if any religious group dictates or can be quoted from this site. As a long term member of this site I regret posting this information, but the site has been buried in Catholic stuff recently and it should be shunted to some separate page.
  • Vanity: Let's have a rational discussion on Ron Paul and the Liberty Movement

    08/16/2010 12:09:43 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 94 replies
    I want to have a sane discussion on Ron Paul and the growing Liberty Movement. Every time I or other freepers bring up we get people telling us Dr. Paul is crazy or we are crazy to support him and other constitutionalist politicians. When I posted a video on the success of the Free State Movement in New Hampshire ppl responded with "your crazy" and hinting the movement had failed. How could ppl say the movement failed when they've had numerous successes? I see liberals and commies such as this weirdo mock us which I would expect but why the...
  • PPP poll: Sarah Palin leads GOP field — among Republicans who say they’ve smoked pot

    08/14/2010 8:04:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2010 | AllahPundit
    Who was it, remind me, who was ahead of the curve on this? Who was it who called on her to gently appeal to the legalization crowd weeks before she ended up dropping that mini-bombshell on Napolitano’s show about marijuana laws being overenforced?C’mon. I have, like, three good ideas a year. Give a man some props. Among Republicans who say they’ve smoked Marijuana:Palin 25 Gingrich 22 Huckabee 17 Romney 17 Paul 8Among Republicans who say they have not smoked Marijuana:Huckabee 24 Romney 23 Gingrich 21 Palin 21 Paul 3 The sample size was only, er, 83 people, but even so,...
  • Conservative "A List" Takes on Palin

    02/19/2010 11:25:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 830+ views
    The National Review ^ | February 19, 2010 | Mike Potemra
    The conservative intelligentsia are starting to take Sarah Palin seriously, but I suspect they have not got her quite right yet. Within 24 hours of each other, heavyweights Dorothy Rabinowitz and George Will have published op-eds critical of her. Here’s Rabinowitz: “The Sarah Palin of election year fame has not been much transformed since last we met. For many who look to her as a presidential hopeful, and a voice for their social views, this can’t be encouraging news.” What, specifically, does Rabinowitz object to? In part, the fact that Palin has endorsed Ron Paul’s son for the U.S. Senate;...
  • Rick Sanchez Gets New CNN Show; 'Situation Room' Loses Hour

    12/22/2009 11:31:22 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 29 replies · 1,746+ views
    TV Newser ^ | December 22, 2009 | Kevin Allocca
    Rick Sanchez, who currently hosts the network's 3pmET hour of "CNN Newsroom," will be getting a new show, titled "Rick's List" in 2010. Sanchez's program will now air for two hours, from 3-5pmET, and Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room" will eventually be reduced from three hours to two, airing from 5-7pmET. Blitzer will also fill-in the 7-8pmET slot until John King's show launches early next year. CNN tells us that Sanchez and Blitzer, appropriately, made the initial announcement themselves over twitter in order to get it out to their followers first (both have well over 100,000). Today, Sanchez tweeted: Hey guys,...
  • US elected to UN rights council

    05/12/2009 10:08:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 478+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 12, 2009
    The United States has been elected to a seat on the UN Human Rights Council for the first time. The council had been shunned by the Bush administration, which accused it of admitting states with poor rights records and having an anti-Israel bias. But the Obama administration has reversed its predecessor's policy of boycotting the Geneva-based body. The US was one of 18 countries elected to the 47-seat council in a vote by the UN General Assembly. It received 167 votes, far more than the 97 votes needed in the secret ballot. The Obama administration announced in March that it...
  • Iran slams Obama government at U.N.

    02/26/2009 1:29:45 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 579+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | February 26, 2009 | By Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran went on the offensive against the Obama administration on Thursday, accusing Washington's new U.N. ambassador of making the "same tired" accusations against Iran as the Bush administration. In a speech to the Security Council during a session on Iraq, U.S. envoy Susan Rice reiterated charges of Iranian support for terrorism and attempts to develop nuclear weapons, saying the United States sought an end to both policies. "It is unfortunate that, yet again, we are hearing the same tired, unwarranted and groundless allegations that used to be unjustifiably and futilely repeated by the previous administration," Iran's...
  • Economic Bailout Vote Reveals Republicans Irrelevant In Government

    02/07/2009 7:34:23 AM PST · by Michael Eden · 32 replies · 700+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | February 7. 2009 | Michael Eden
    Three Republican Senators made the Republican Party irrelevant until at least 2010. Their names are Susan Collins and Olympia Snow (both from Maine), Arlen Specter (of Pennsylvania). After being nearly entirely excluded from the process of drafting the legislation for the Obama American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (or Generational Theft Act, or European Socialist Act, or whatever you want to call it - just don't call it "stimulus"), House Republicans finally showed their backbone by unanimously opposing the bloated fiasco. And all but three Senate Republicans joined their House colleagues by standing firmly against a bad Democrat plan. Only 37%...
  • World Citizens Prefer Obama to McCain by Nearly 4-to-1

    10/21/2008 9:04:20 AM PDT · by MikeNJ · 62 replies · 1,380+ views
    Gallup ^ | October 21, 2008
    Gallup Polls conducted in 70 countries from May to September 2008 reveal widespread international support for Democratic Sen. Barack Obama over Republican Sen. John McCain in the U.S. presidential election. Among these nations, representing nearly half of the world's population, 30% of citizens say they would personally rather see Obama elected president of the United States, compared with just 8% who say the same about McCain. At the same time, 62% of world citizens surveyed did not have an opinion. World citizens are more divided over whether the outcome of the U.S. election makes a difference to their country, with...
  • Keyes calls mortgage bailout 'socialistic'

    09/25/2008 6:17:23 AM PDT · by TBP · 49 replies · 1,142+ views
    America's Revival ^ | September 25, 2008 | Ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes
    Former Reagan diplomat Alan Keyes commented Sept. 23 on the federal government's bailout of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The former Assistant Secretary of State, currently running for president as an independent, said the bailout plan as proposed by the Bush administration would effectively transform our nation into "a socialist society." The following is the text of Keyes' statement: What I have to say about the bailout is that, with a concrete proposal on the table, it becomes much more obvious what is actually going on right now, and I think that we have to confront it. And...
  • Obama Wins Contest of Publishing Negative, Irrelevant Ads

    09/15/2008 12:46:57 PM PDT · by hop1ite · 22 replies · 134+ views
    ABC News - Good Morning America ^ | 15 SEP 08 | Mark Mooney
    Obama Admits He Wins Contest of Publishing Negative and Irrelevant Ads ... "If we're going to ask questions about, you know, who has been promulgating negative ads that are completely unrelated to the issues at hand, I think I win that contest pretty handily," Obama said. ...
  • Palin Switched Colleges 6 Times in 6 Years (More Slime from the crAP)

    09/04/2008 8:32:58 PM PDT · by goawaylibs · 87 replies · 324+ views
    SPOKANE, Wash. (Sept. 4) - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin seems to have switched colleges at least six times in six years, including two stints at the University of Idaho before graduating from there in 1987. Federal privacy laws prohibit the schools from disclosing her grades, and none of the schools contacted by The Associated Press could say why she transferred. There was no indication any were contacted as part of the background investigation of Palin by presidential candidate John McCain's campaign.
  • Media No Longer Matters

    09/03/2008 1:23:29 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 53 replies · 184+ views
    Human Events ^ | 9/3/08 | D. R. Tucker
    To hell with the New York Times and the Washington Post. It took a while to make this decision, but I’ve finally decided to stop reading these savagely biased publications. With the exception of William Kristol and David Brooks, there’s virtually nothing worth reading on the Times’ op-ed page—and those columns, along with the columns of other occasional conservative contributions such as Matthew Continetti and Ramesh Ponnuru, can easily be accessed through such sites as Robinson and Long. As for the Post, conservative op-ed columnists George Will and Charles Krauthammer can be found on such online outlets as Townhall. There...
  • In with the Old (Obambi should retain Gates at DoD)(barfer)

    06/21/2008 10:19:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 2 replies · 75+ views
    Time magazine ^ | 6/18/2008 | Joe Klein
    Barack Obama has never been shy about comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln. He did so when he announced his candidacy at the Illinois state capitol, where both he and Lincoln served in the legislature. "The life of a tall, gangly, self-made Springfield lawyer tells us that a different future is possible," Obama said. "He tells us that there is power in words ... He tells us that there is power in hope." That was, well, audacious, to say the least — and the comparisons have continued, on issues large and small. But the most important similarity, in Obama's mind, is...
  • Apple vs. Linux: Which Will Win Disgruntled Windows Users?

    12/15/2007 7:41:19 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 71 replies · 99+ views
    Earthweb ^ | December 13th | Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    Apple and Linux are engaged in battle – a battle to win over disgruntled Windows users. But who will win, and what will the consequences be for the loser? The most commonly held belief amongst Apple and Linux fanboys is that both factions are engaged in some kind of a war with Microsoft. The truth is that if you look at the market share figure for Windows, Mac and Linux, both Mac OS and all the Linux distros that have ever been released are dwarfed by Windows. Any idea that there’s a war going on can be dismissed – it’s...
  • Bill Clinton: Wife's record not covered

    12/04/2007 11:17:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies · 107+ views
    Bill Clinton: Wife's record not covered By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago Bill Clinton said Tuesday that if reporters covered the candidates' public records better, his wife's presidential bid would be far ahead of her rivals. During a campaign stop on behalf of his wife, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president said he can't understand why so much of the media coverage of the campaign ignores her experience — and, without naming him, the relative lack of experience of her closest Democratic rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. "One percent of the press coverage was...