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  • Megyn Kelly made up with Donald Trump. Everyone else on the right will do the same.

    04/15/2016 5:46:37 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/14/2016 | Paul Waldman
    Fox News and Donald Trump are reaching a detente at last; yesterday Megyn Kelly went to Trump Tower for an hour-long meeting she described as allowing “a chance to clear the air,” after which Trump went to the Fox offices to have lunch with network chief Roger Ailes. This comes after Kelly had the temerity to ask Trump about sexist remarks he had made in the past, which led him to unleash a months-long campaign of insults at her (The Donald doesn’t like to be challenged, especially by a woman). The time had obviously come for Kelly to make nice,...
  • White House extends olive branch as Iran president Rouhani inaugurated

    08/04/2013 10:52:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    thequardian.com ^ | 8/4/13 | Matt Williams and agencies
    In a statement marking the formal handing over of power to the moderate cleric from his hardline predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the White House congratulated the Iranian people for "making their voices heard" and calling for "change". It added that should the new government in Iran move towards meeting its "international obligations", then it would find a "willing partner in the United States".
  • High-octane Olive Branch, Petal offenses go toe-to-toe for 6A title (Mississippi HS Football)

    12/02/2011 9:19:24 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 4 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/2/2012 | Chris Van Tuyl
    Scott Samsel has taken in the Mississippi High School Activities Association state championship atmosphere at Jackson's Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium many times as a spectator. There were, of course, exceptions. In 1993, he brought his Independence squad to face Forest for the Class 3A title. Despite leading at halftime, the Wildcats lost by six points. "We just weren't a very good passing team, and I said when I left the stadium that day if I'm ever fortunate enough to get back, we're going to be able to throw the football," Samsel said. "I just didn't anticipate it taking 18 years."...
  • Take Your Olive Branch and Shove It, Democrats

    11/03/2010 6:08:00 AM PDT · by chickadee · 30 replies
    Gouverneur Times ^ | 11-3-10 | Michelle Malkin
    On the eve of a historic midterm election upheaval, President Barack Obama tried to walk back his gratuitous slap at Americans who oppose his radical progressive agenda. "I probably should have used the word 'opponents' instead of 'enemies' to describe political adversaries," Obama admitted Monday. "Probably"? Here is an ironclad certainty: It's too little too late for the antagonist-in-chief to paper over two years of relentless Democratic incivility and hate toward his domestic "enemies." Voters have spoken: They've had enough. Enough of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner's rhetorical abuse. Enough of his feints at bipartisanship. Whatever the final tally,...
  • Olive Garden, Red Lobster to Move Into Middle East

    10/20/2010 10:50:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/20/2010 | Sandra Pedicini
    Never-ending pasta bowls and Cheddar Bay biscuits are on their way to the Middle East. Orlando-based Darden Restaurants on Tuesday revealed plans to open Red Lobsters, Olive Gardens and LongHorn Steakhouses in seven Middle Eastern countries. It will be Darden's first foray into international territory other than in Canada, where Darden operates some restaurants, and Japan, where a separate company runs 25 Red Lobsters. Darden has an agreement with Americana Group, which will develop at least 60 restaurants in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates during the next five years. The first should open...
  • White House vows to play nice with Fox News

    10/18/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Marty62 · 220 replies · 9,492+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Oct. 18, 2009, 4:47PM | By ANN SANNER
    WASHINGTON — White House advisers pledged on Sunday to book administration officials on Fox News despite claims by the president's inner circle that the cable network is a GOP mouthpiece whose programming “is geared toward making money.” Last week, White House communications director Anita Dunn said Fox News operates “almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party.” On Sunday, Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, said, “It is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective.” In response to the criticism, Fox News executive Michael Clemente on Sunday accused...
  • Iran offers olive branch?

    04/02/2009 3:02:14 PM PDT · by Flavius · 7 replies · 591+ views
    upi ^ | 4/2/09 | upi
    Iran is a nation that seeks peace and constructive dialogue, the Iranian president said amid a thawing diplomatic climate.
  • U.S. holds out olive branch to non-violent Taliban

    03/31/2009 10:59:24 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies · 580+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2009 | Sue Pleming and David Brunnstrom Sue Pleming And David Brunnstrom
    THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The United States offered Taliban fighters who renounce violence in Afghanistan an "honorable form of reconciliation" on Tuesday as part of a revamped strategy to tackle a deepening insurgency. Traditional U.S. foe Iran, attending an international conference on Afghanistan, pledged help in tackling the huge opium trade in its neighbor but stressed it remained opposed to U.S. and other foreign troops there. The conference in the Netherlands is a chance for NATO and other U.S. allies to consult on the Afghan strategy unveiled by President Barack Obama last week stressing the need to cooperate with regional...
  • Clinton offers olive branch to Taliban (after the Taliban just killed dozens in Pakistan)

    03/31/2009 4:23:30 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies · 714+ views
    reuters ^ | 3/31/2009 | reuters
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday at a U.N. conference on Afghanistan that Taliban members in Afghanistan who abandoned extremism must be granted an "honorable form of reconciliation." "We must also support efforts by the government of Afghanistan to separate the extremists of al Qaeda and the Taliban from those who have joined their ranks not out of conviction, but out of desperation," Clinton said at an international conference on Afghanistan in the Hague. "This is, in fact, the case for a majority of those fighting with the Taliban," she told delegates from more than 70 countries...
  • Palin offers olive branch on gas taxes

    03/19/2009 8:00:35 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 14 replies · 840+ views
    ADN ^ | March 18th, 2009 | SEAN COCKERHAM
    JUNEAU -- Gov. Sarah Palin surprised state legislators Wednesday by indicating she is willing to negotiate how much the state taxes natural gas in order to attract oil companies to a pipeline project. "We are open to changes in the state's fiscal structure to allow this project to happen. ... We are open to whatever it takes to make sure that this project happens for our state and for our country," Palin told reporters.
  • Russia 'stops missile deployment in Europe because of Obama'

    01/28/2009 5:53:02 AM PST · by Islander7 · 26 replies · 948+ views
    Times on Line ^ | Jan 28, 2009 | Times Staff
    Russia held out an olive branch to President Barack Obama today by suspending plans to deploy missiles in Europe, according to a report in Moscow. An official from Russia's General Staff in Moscow told Interfax news that the move had been made because the new United States leadership was reconsidering plans to establish a missile defence shield in eastern Europe. Deployment of Iskander short-range missiles, which can carry nuclear warheads, was being suspended in Russia's Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad in response, the unidentified official said. The news emerged ahead of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's appearance later today at the annual...
  • Olive Branch Hotel (MS) GM Quits Ahead of White Power Meeting

    10/30/2008 4:03:45 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 13 replies · 1,284+ views
    MYFOX13 ^ | 10/30/2008
    Whispering Woods Manager Received Threats OLIVE BRANCH, Miss The general manager of a Memphis-area conference center hotel has resigned, saying he received threats over a white power group's planned meeting at the facility next month. Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is promoting the Nov. 7-9 event billed as the "European American Unity and Rights Conference" at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center. Whispering Woods manager Travis Murray said Wednesday he quit after his work telephone number and work e-mail address were distributed in an e-mail by the Memphis-based civil rights group Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, which...
  • Win streak on line for South Panola vs. Olive Branch (Tigers bring nation-best 80 straight wins)

    10/03/2008 7:00:23 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 17 replies · 813+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/3/2008 | Jason Smith
    They've won a nation-best 80 consecutive games, five straight MHSAA Class 5A state titles and are ranked No. 14 nationally by USA Today. Yet South Panola coach Lance Pogue isn't the least bit overconfident when it comes to the Tigers' Region 1-5A showdown tonight against Olive Branch at Pool Field. "We've got to hold up and match how physical they are. If we can hold up to that, I think we'll have a chance," said Pogue, whose Tiger program hasn't tasted defeat since the 2002 MHSAA Class 5A championship game. Olive Branch (4-1), ranked No. 4 in The Commercial Appeal's...
  • Rice Offers Iran Prospect of Normal Ties

    01/23/2008 10:24:23 AM PST · by cowdog77 · 45 replies · 631+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/23/08 | Sue Pleming
    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday she believed the nuclear stand-off with Iran could be resolved diplomatically but that Tehran must not be allowed to become a nuclear weapons power. Just one day after getting agreement on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution against Tehran, Rice offered the incentive of a "more normal relationship" and expanded trade if Iran gave up sensitive nuclear work, according to the prepared text of her speech to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. "Ultimately, though, we believe that we can resolve this problem through diplomacy," Rice said...
  • Rush responds to Huck peace offering

    12/23/2007 1:15:52 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 122 replies · 284+ views
    Rush responds to Huck peace offering Rush Limbaugh — responding to Mike Huckabee's peace offering — said today that he doesn't need to talk with the former Arkansas governor. "I saw his comments and accept them as honest, sincere and genuine," Limbaugh wrote in an e-mail. Still, the conservative talk show host indicated his continued displeasure at the anonymous remarks Thursday from a Huckabee backer suggesting he takes his cues from the "D.C./Manhattan chattering class" that sparked this conflagration. "What was somewhat stunning about all this is that NO ONE in the GOP field, including advisers and staff, could possibly...
  • Huck offers olive branch to Rush, asks for him to get in touch

    12/22/2007 2:16:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 223 replies · 276+ views
    Huck offers olive branch to Rush, asks for him to get in touch SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The best-talking Republican politician in America has a message for the best-talking conservative voice in the country: Let's talk to one another. Mike Huckabee, taking questions from reporters after a town hall meeting here, responded to the torrent of criticism that Rush Limbaugh unleashed during his broadcast yesterday by turning the other cheek — and then heaping on the praise. "I love Rush Limbaugh; I've always loved his show," Huckabee assured. "I think he’s been great for the conservative movement." The former Arkansas...
  • U.S. Soldiers extend olive branch

    12/25/2006 10:31:19 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 594+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown
    Story and photo by Spc. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown210th MPAD LSA ANACONDA -- The olive tree. It has long held deep-seeded symbolism in several cultures; the crown of Olympic champions in ancient Greece, a sign of peace in Christian and Jewish faiths, and an icon of the Prophet Mohammed in Islam. Shajarat zaytun in Arabic, the olive tree is very hearty and long-lived, and can survive in conditions of almost total neglect. The tree is not especially remarkable in appearance or stature, but its meaning and practical use is where this little tree leaves its mark. A few centuries of symbolism...
  • (Ole Miss) Rebel recruit arrested

    12/16/2006 8:01:41 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 13 replies · 1,894+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/16/06 | The Commercial Appeal
    Olive Branch's Smith charged with possession Ole Miss football commitment Cannon Smith was released from the Collierville Jail on a $7,500 bond Friday morning after being charged Thursday night with speeding and possession of ecstasy. Smith, 19, a senior quarterback at Olive Branch High whose given name is Frederick B. Smith, was driving a 2005 Mercedes late Thursday in Collierville when he was pulled over by police, Collierville Police Chief Larry Goodwin said late Friday night. An 18-year-old male passenger in the car was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Goodwin said the passenger was released...
  • U.S. willing to give Pyongyang [North Korea] written security guarantee: sources

    12/14/2006 12:41:32 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 633+ views
    Excerpt - SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Yonhap) -- In a major incentive for North Korea, the United States is willing to provide the communist regime with a written security guarantee if it agrees to take concrete actions to end its nuclear weapons program at next week's six-way talks, diplomatic sources here said Thursday. The U.S. offered the olive branch at a meeting between its chief nuclear envoy Christopher Hill and his North Korean counterpart Kim Kye-gwan in Beijing late last month, according to the sources. The offer came as the two Koreas, the U.S., China, Russia, and Japan are set to...
  • Schwarzenegger's election-year olive branches (Susan Kennedy, 'cut'n'run & the Prison Guards/CCPOA)

    06/22/2006 9:08:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 333+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 6/22/06 | Shane Goldmacher
    Just six months ago it would have been almost inconceivable that the state's powerful prison-guards lobby would back Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's bid for re-election. The union had just finished spending $2.9 million to torpedo the governor's special-election agenda, lampooned Schwarzenegger's attempts at prison reform and was openly hostile to the state's top prison official, a Schwarzenegger appointee. "It was awful," says Ray McNally, the long-time political adviser of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA). But the union's icy relations with the Republican governor have slowly thawed. That's no accident. This year, Schwarzenegger has launched an ambitious election-year outreach effort....