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  • Hasan Tied to Mosque of 9/11 Hijackers

    11/09/2009 3:38:16 AM PST · by Paige · 6 replies · 369+ views
    AOL ^ | 11/9/2009 | Allen G. Breed
    FORT HOOD, Texas (Nov. 8) – A key U.S. senator said Sunday he would begin an investigation into whether the Army missed signs that the man accused of opening fire at Fort Hood had embraced an increasingly extremist view of Islamic ideology. Sen. Joe Lieberman's call for the investigation came as word surfaced that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan apparently attended the same Virginia mosque as two Sept. 11 hijackers in 2001, at a time when a radical imam preached there. Whether Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, associated with the hijackers is something the FBI will probably look into, according to a...
  • Ron Kirk is latest Cabinet pick hit by tax woes; he owes $9.975

    03/02/2009 2:29:10 PM PST · by BGHater · 28 replies · 815+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 02 Mar 2009 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Add former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk to the list of Obama Cabinet picks with tax problems. The Senate Finance Committee says he underpaid by $9,975 in the last three years. Senate aides uncovered the shortfall during weeks of vetting, and Kirk – the administration’s designated point person on trade -- has promised to pay the Internal Revenue Service in full. The problems: Kirk deducted too much for season tickets to the Dallas Mavericks and too much for tax preparation fees, and failed to report as income speaking fees that he donated to his alma mater, Austin College. The full political...
  • Singapore leaders face salary cut

    11/29/2008 4:08:21 PM PST · by BGHater · 3 replies · 310+ views
    FT ^ | 26 Nov 2008 | John Burton
    Singapore is to cut the salaries of Lee Hsien Loong, prime minister, and senior government officials next year by up to 19 per cent, writes John Burton . The city-state is one of the few countries where the salaries, among the highest in the world, are tied to economic performance. "Public sector salaries follow the market up and down. The mechanism allows salaries to respond more rapidly to market conditions," said Teo Chee Hean, the minister in charge of the civil service. Government salaries are pegged to top earners in six professions and Mr Loong's pay is more than six...
  • Strains Between McCain and Palin Aides Go Public

    11/06/2008 9:46:19 AM PST · by BGHater · 143 replies · 9,512+ views
    Abc ^ | 06 Nov 2008 | Kate Snow
    Report: Palin's Wardrobe Is to Be Audited by GOP Now that the defeated team of Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin have gone their separate ways, the knives are out and Palin is the one who is getting filleted. Revelations from anonymous critics from within the McCain-Palin campaign suggest a number of complaints about the Alaskan governor: Fox News reports that Palin didn't know Africa was a continent and did not know the member nations of the North American Free Trade Agreement -- the United States, Mexico and Canada -- when she was picked for vice president. The New...
  • Major shakeup unlikely in Senate GOP leadership

    11/05/2008 10:18:45 AM PST · by BGHater · 39 replies · 1,460+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05 Nov 2008 | Manu Raju
    Senate Republicans are unlikely to do major housecleaning after their party suffered at least a five-seat loss in Tuesday's election. Lower-ranking GOP spots are open, but Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Minority Whip Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and GOP Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) are likely to remain in their leadership positions, according to several GOP aides and senators. But three other positions are up for grabs: the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), chairman of the GOP Policy Committee, and vice chairman of the conference. The lower-ranking leadership positions give senators a voice in shaping the party's strategy...
  • MMA Sounds Off on Presidential Election

    11/04/2008 10:38:56 AM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 400+ views
    Sherdog ^ | 04 Nov 2008 | Jason Probst
    The longest presidential campaign in history culminates Tuesday. With the public set to choose Barack Obama or John McCain as the next president, checked in with athletes and MMA insiders to see whom they’re voting for and what issues they want the next administration to tackle. Hold on to your electoral hat and read on. The Sherdog presidential poll is highly unscientific, and twice the fun. Note: Matt Lindland is currently running as the Republican nominee for the Oregon Legislature. Voters in the state’s 52nd House District will choose between Lindland and opponent, Democrat Suzanne Van Orman. Matt Lindland:...
  • St. Thomas More: A Man for This Season

    06/22/2008 6:55:15 AM PDT · by tcg · 4 replies · 122+ views
    Catholic online ^ | 5/22/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...Few would have even noticed if Thomas had succumbed to the Royal request. He probably could have even justified the action through the exercise of his well honed rhetorical and logical skills by calling it a merely perfunctory action. He could have thereby restored his political position, some would have argued, in order to try to influence the King for the good over the long haul. He could have had his substantial properties restored if he had just sworn that oath, others would say, in order to provide material safety for his beloved family. Instead, this man who loved life,...
  • Wanna See Something Really Scary?

    01/03/2008 4:08:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 10 replies · 101+ views ^ | 1/3/08 |
    Banking on Becoming President After nine months of fundraising, the candidates for president in 2008 have already raised about $420 million. This presidential money chase seems to be on track to collect an unprecedented $1 billion total. By some predictions, the eventual nominees will need to raise $500 million apiece to compete--a record sum. To find out where all this money is coming from, explore the options to the left. Year-end reports are due to the Federal Election Commission by Jan. 31.
  • President Bush Can Still Sink the Democrats

    01/05/2007 9:57:44 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 36 replies · 1,764+ views
    RCP ^ | Fri Jan 5, 9:45 AM ET | Jed Babbin
    Now the clock has begun to run on Nancy Pelosi's first 100 hours as Speaker. She'll find them very short. Despite the disdain for George W. Bush's political skill, he has remade the political landscape into a rough road for the Dems. They can't openly advocate cutting and running from Iraq: they're taking cover under the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group report. Worse still for the liberals, George Bush has made it possible to debate seriously everything from Social Security to private options in education and health. But it's not easy for Republicans either. They have to exorcise the ghosts of...
  • Democrat Morrison Leads Incumbent Kline for Kansas Attorney General

    10/17/2006 3:56:51 AM PDT · by Non-Sequitur · 20 replies · 810+ views
    KCTV5 Website and SourceUSA ^ | 10/16/06 | SurveyUSA
    In an election for Attorney General of Kansas today, 10/16/06, Democratic challenger Paul Morrison defeats Republican incumbent Phill Kline, 56% to 43%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KCTV-TV Kansas City and KWCH-TV Wichita. Since an identical SurveyUSA poll 9/14/06, Kline has lost 8 points and Morrison has gained 8 points. Morrison had trailed by 3, now leads by 13. All the movement is among Republicans: Kline leads 2:1 among Republicans, down from a 4:1 lead last month. Morrison gets 87% of Democrat votes, down from 89%. 62% of Independents vote for the Democrat Morrison, up 1 point....
  • Derelection of Duty

    09/11/2006 6:18:08 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 3 replies · 1,101+ views
    I watched part 1 of the "controversial" 9/11 series on ABC and found it to pretty good. They may have edited some things but it still very clearly depicted what was going on in the Clinton White House. So while the extremist liberals try to rewrite history, let's no forget on 9/11 what occured: Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Endangered America's Long-Term National Security Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror Reckless Disregard: How Liberal Democrats Undercut Our Military, Endanger Our Soldiers, and Jeopardize Our Security
  • Jew TV: The new Season

    09/08/2006 2:30:52 PM PDT · by Jeffdunetz · 4 replies · 1,162+ views
    Yid With Yid ^ | 9/8/06 | Sammy Benoit (Yidwithlid)
    ----Original Message----- From: [] Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 1:15 PM To: Subject: Jew TV: The New Season As you probably know, the new TV season begins in just a few days. What you may not know is that some of the shows have Jewish Themes. For example, CBS has finally found a follow up to its hit show Everyone Loves Raymond. Its called Everyone Hates the Jews and stars Mel Gibson as a famous sportswriter trying to hide his hatred of Jews from the world. Each episode will have a guest bigot who tries to convince Mel...
  • What Would Happen if no Mexican Workers Crossed the Border

    04/01/2006 10:55:38 AM PST · by Westpole · 360 replies · 4,992+ views
    Austin | April 1, 2006 | Robert Barnstone
    Here is a basic question. If we could wave a magic wand and in a short time every illegal worker returned to his native county, would we be richer or poorer? The answer is substantially poorer. In fact it would trigger an economic crisis that could well shatter our economy. Various economic models have tried to answer whether we could get alone without foriegn workers but no model has yet captured the domino effect of a complete elimination of foriegn workers. No employer wants to be quoted on his business or industry's dependancy for obvious reasons. But this is the...
  • Ideas Needed For Political Project

    10/23/2005 7:35:25 AM PDT · by E-squirrel · 17 replies · 305+ views
    Hi everyone. I have a pretty important research paper to write. It's going to be on something political...I need some advice potential topic is: 1.) Iraq is better off now than it was before the liberation. I need to fill up 6-7 pages on this if I were to choose to do it. I need to prove 3 points. What 3 points could I prove? I was thinking about the first point being about the Hussein regime and what life was like under Saddam Hussein...but I'm not sure what other points I could prove..and do you guys think I...
  • Chris Matthews "Goes Off' On College Student!

    12/08/2004 2:47:35 PM PST · by GaryL · 160 replies · 6,475+ views
    Free Republic | December 8, 2004 | Gary L. Livacari
    As some of you Freepers know, my son Gary is a sophomore student at George Washington University (DC) and is a conservative political columnist for school newspaper, the GW Hatchet. As a matter of fact, he’s the only conservative on a very liberal newspaper staff. This morning, he was invited to a Republican Women’s Breakfast at the Willard Hotel in downtown Washington, DC, where the guest speaker was to be Chris Matthews. One of the members of the group invited Gary because she knew of his reputation as a good political debater who doesn’t get intimidated, and she wanted him...
  • Beware of Democrats Bearing Bibles<p> ...and other batherings by a freeper on the road

    11/19/2004 11:02:42 AM PST · by 1-Eagle · 11 replies · 402+ views
    19 November 2004 | 1-Eagle
    Here they come, folks. I predict it wont be long before pictures start appearing in the press of democrats walking from places of worship with Bible in hand and clearly seen. Much like Cllinton after the Monica scandal. I posted here on October 7th, 2004, in a thread titled "What its all about" the following (see if it sounds familiar): that we should keep focused (those who are Christians) on doing the Lords work of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting those in prision, and spreading the gospel. A few weeks later Sen Kerry is quoted saying nearly the...
  • News/Activism,Religious Liberty

    11/16/2004 3:41:58 AM PST · by tcg · 256+ views
    Catholic Way ^ | 11/16/04 | Keith A. Fournier
    Post Election Reflections of a Catholic Activist By Keith A. Fournier Citizen Activist (c)Third Millennium, LLC Catholics had a true effect on the election and may be poised as a new force for change. ____________________________________________________ First, allow me to make all of the necessary disclaimers. I am writing this article on my own. I am not writing it as a part of any group. I am not writing it officially as a Deacon of my Church. I am not writing it as a member of any political party. Nor am I writing it as a leader or participant in any...
  • The Man in this Picture will vote, don't let his candidate win!

    11/02/2004 8:27:57 AM PST · by crushelits · 16 replies · 210+ views ^ | November 2, 2004 | crusehlis
    Tuesday, November 02nd, 2004Need further motivation to get you to the polls? Still not fired up to vote, huh? Fair enough: [T]he invasion of Iraq has bogged down the United States in a hopeless war that advances al Qaeda’s recruitment goals and [its] aim of bankrupting the U.S. economy. Was that Ted Kennedy?No.Nancy Pelosi?Um, no.Krugman, Scheer, Clift, Moore, Oliphant, Matthews, Woodruff, O’Donnell?Nope.A pre-nomination speech by John Kerry?No.That was Osama bin Laden.But, don’t just get mad at the far left about the rancid company they keep. Get even.
  • Debate Highlights: John Kerry's Inability to Close His Credibility Gap.

    10/01/2004 10:45:30 AM PDT · by crushelits · 2 replies · 343+ views ^ | October 1, 2004 |
    Debate Highlights: John Kerry's Inability to Close His Credibility Gap or Articulate a Clear Foreign Policy Vision Kerry Flip-Flops On Iraq's Ties To Al QaedaTonight's Flip: In Response To Question Four John Kerry Said Iraq Was Not Close To The War On Terror Until The President Invaded It.Yesterday's Flop: Kerry Warned Of Saddam's Ties To Terrorism. SEN. JOHN KERRY: "[T]here are set of principles here that are very large, larger in some measure than I think has been adequately conveyed, both internationally and certainly to the American people. Saddam Hussein has already used these weapons and has made it clear...
  • Willie Brown: "John Kerry may not be fit for the terrible battles and wars of the world of politics"

    09/03/2004 2:14:02 PM PDT · by ketchikan · 22 replies · 1,341+ views
    "John Kerry may not be fit for the terrible battles and wars of the world of politics. He may be absolutely perfect as a president. But in term(s) of a candidate, he probably has a series of imperfection(s) that's (that) may be fatal..."