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  • Iran rejects U.S. action in Iraq as militants push east

    06/22/2014 9:19:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/22/14 | Kamal Namaa - Reuters
    ANBAR Iraq (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader condemned U.S. intervention in Iraq on Sunday, accusing Washington of seeking control as Sunni insurgents drove toward Baghdad from the Syrian border and consolidated positions in the north and west. The statement by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was the clearest statement of opposition to a U.S. plan to dispatch of up to 300 military advisers in response to pleas from the Iraqi government and runs counter to speculation that old enemies Washington and Tehran might cooperate to defend their mutual ally in Baghdad. "We are strongly opposed to U.S. and other intervention in Iraq,"...
  • NO DEAL: Obama Rejects GOP’s Compromise Proposal of Short-Term Debt Limit Increase

    10/10/2013 3:36:03 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-10-2013 | Jason Howerton
    President Barack Obama rejected the GOP’s short-term debt limit plan because it does not also end the partial government shutdown, the New York Times reports. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reportedly left Thursday’s meeting at the White House with Obama without issuing a public comment to the press. Even though House Republicans softened their long-standing demands, Obama’s rejection isn’t entirely a shock given that Senate Democrats had already declared it unacceptable on Thursday. “Not going to happen,” declared Majority Leader Harry Reid, standing outside the White House after he and fellow Democrats met with President Barack Obama. Reid referred to...
  • Obama Rejects Criticism of Shifting Syria Policy: 'I'm Less Concerned About Style Points'

    09/15/2013 9:36:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/15/13 | Devin Dwyer - abc news
    WASHINGTON - President Obama says a tumultuous month as commander in chief, when his policy toward Syria took a number of unexpected turns, may not have looked "smooth and disciplined and linear," but it's working. "I'm less concerned about style points. I'm much more concerned with getting the policy right," Obama told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on "This Week." Obama said his surprise announcement on Aug. 31 that he would seek congressional authorization for U.S. military strikes against Syria, then the abrupt cancellation of a vote this week and pursuit of a diplomatic plan led by the...
  • Senate rejects background checks on gun purchases in 54-46 vote

    04/17/2013 1:52:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Hill [Washington ^ | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks. It failed by a vote of 54 to 46, with 5 Democrats voting against it. Only 4 Republicans supported it. Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Begich (Alaska) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) voted against it. Reid supported the measure but voted against it to preserve his ability to bring the measure up again. GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Mark Kirk
  • North Korea rejects South Korea's calls for talks

    04/14/2013 12:11:31 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/14/13 | Fox News
    North Korea rejects South Korea calls for talks
  • GOP Rejects White House Appeal on Holder Contempt Vote

    06/26/2012 8:36:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/26/12 | John Parkinson & Jake Tapper
    Days before the House of Representatives is scheduled to take an unprecedented vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, Obama administration officials and House Republican aides met today at the White House in an unsuccessful attempt to resolve the standoff over documents related to the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation. (Snip) At the meeting, GOP staffers from the speaker’s office and the Oversight and Government Reform committee were permitted to briefly look at about 30 pages of documents, but both sides were unable to strike an agreement to avoid the contempt vote Thursday.
  • White House rejects 'partisan' subpoena on Solyndra documents

    11/04/2011 3:53:27 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 117 replies
    platts.com ^ | 4Nov2011/612 pm EDT/2212 GMT | Herman Wang, herman_wang@platts.com
    Washington (Platts)--4Nov2011/612 pm EDT/2212 GMT The White House Friday rejected a subpoena issued by the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee to produce internal communications and other documents related to now-bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra's $535 million loan guarantee. In a letter to the Republican leaders of the committee, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler called the subpoena a partisan "vast fishing expedition" without legal justification. "The committee's extremely broad request for documents -- now a subpoena -- is a significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests, particularly given that you have not made any effort to tailor the request to...
  • Senate Rejects House Stopgap Bill Over Disaster Aid Dispute

    09/24/2011 10:38:30 AM PDT · by Son House · 1 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | September 23, 2011 | Associated Press
    The basic dispute pitted GOP objections that the bill's emergency spending was too costly against Democratic complaints that cutting the energy loan programs would stifle the economy and cost jobs. "The government's not shutting down. I spoke to Mr. Fugate myself," Reid said, referring to FEMA director Craig Fugate. "FEMA is not running out of money..." "The Senate Democratic leadership is essentially threatening to delay FEMA money that families need right now for a partisan gain," said the spokesman, Michael Steel. It was unclear how the standoff would be resolved. The House and Senate had both planned to take next...
  • Regulation Nation: EPA Chief Rejects GOP Charges She’s Imposing Job-Killing Rules

    09/22/2011 5:26:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/22/11 | James Rosen
    Across an often contentious three-hour congressional hearing Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson vigorously defended her agency’s policies promoting cleaner air and water, and rejected suggestions by Republican lawmakers that the EPA is a chief factor in the country’s stagnant economic recovery. “The American people have a right to know whether the air they breathe is healthy or unhealthy,” Jackson said during her appearance before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Time and again, she dismissed the notion that stubbornly high unemployment should prompt policymakers to roll back robust environmental protections. “It is analogous to a...
  • Barack Obama rejects calls for Eric Holder to resign

    08/12/2011 5:43:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/11 | Josh Gerstein
    President Barack Obama has forcefully rejected calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over a controversial federal law enforcement operation that allegedly allowed hundreds of guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and the National Rifle Association have called for Holder's resignation over "Operation Fast and Furious," the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives investigation that monitored suspicious gun sales. Several of the weapons have been recovered from drug gangs in Mexico and two guns were found at the scene of the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent last December. However, when...
  • House rejects measure backing Libya mission

    06/24/2011 9:58:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/23/11 | Alan Silverleib
    The House of Representatives registered its disapproval of U.S. involvement in the NATO-led Libya campaign Friday, solidly rejecting a resolution expressing support for American military engagement in the war-torn North African country. The resolution -- similar to a measure introduced in the Senate by Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona -- lost in a 295-193 vote. Republicans voted overwhelmingly against the measure, while Democrats voted more narrowly in favor of it.
  • U.S. rejects proposed changes to bullet-train project

    05/26/2011 9:31:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    La Times ^ | 5/26/11 | Dan Weikel
    Rejecting the recommendations of a recent state report, federal officials said Wednesday they cannot postpone the deadline to start construction of California's $43-billion bullet train project or allow the state to move the first leg of the proposed system out of the Central Valley. U.S. Department of Transportation officials said the 2012 deadline is required by federal legislation that provided about $3.1 billion in funding for the project's initial leg, which, they added, was placed in the state's agricultural heartland after considerable study. "This shows that we are on the same page as the feds," said Jeffrey Barker, a spokesman...
  • A ‘NO’ FROM NETANYAHU: ISRAELI PM REJECTS 1967 BORDER TALK IN FRONT OF PRESS (VIDEO)

    Netanyahu speaks from Oval Office
  • Afghan President Rejects U.S. Apology Over Killings

    03/06/2011 11:47:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/6/11 | Associated Press
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's president on Sunday rejected a U.S. apology for the mistaken killing of nine Afghan boys in a NATO air attack and said civilian casualties are no longer acceptable. According to a statement from his office, Hamid Karzai told Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, that expressing regret was not sufficient in last week's killing of the boys, ages 12 and under, by coalition helicopters. NATO has also apologized for the mistaken killings. Civilian casualties from coalition operations are a major source of strain in the already difficult relationship between Karzai's government...
  • Judge rejects Liberty University's health care reform challenge

    11/30/2010 5:31:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/10 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    A federal judge in Virginia ruled Tuesday against Liberty University’s claim that the health care reform law is unconstitutional and allows its insurance payments to cover abortions, a violation of its religious beliefs. The White House quickly deemed the suit’s dismissal as a sign that the health care law will survive the many legal challenges it faces. “The judge’s ruling today only underscores the importance of the law’s individual responsibility provision,” Stephanie Cutter, assistant for special projects, wrote in a White House blog post Tuesday. “In order to make health care affordable and available for all,
  • South African opera rejects call to cancel Israel tour

    10/27/2010 9:58:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 10/27/10 | ap
    Desmond Tutu says by bringing int'l artists to perform, TA Opera House "advances Israel's fallacious claim to being a 'civilized democracy.'" Talkbacks (23) Cape Town's renowned opera troupe has rejected a call from retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu to cancel a performance in Israel scheduled next month. The opera's managing director Michael Williams said in a statement Wednesday that the opera would not take a political position and cut cultural ties with Israel or the Palestinian territory. Tutu, who earned a Nobel Prize for his peaceful opposition to apartheid, urged Cape Town's renowned opera troupe not to tour Israel until...
  • America Rejects the Obama Agenda

    08/06/2010 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 7 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 08-06-10 | Southernman
    America is sending an unambiguous message to president Obama and his sycophants: “We have had enough of your agenda”. Amid a slew of lawsuits, immigration laws, ethics scandals and populist uprisings (The Tea Parties) one has to wonder if Washington is getting the message. Given the administrations “damn the torpedoes” attitude and arrogant dismissal of the will of the people the answer seems to be a resounding NO. Too bad. This president was handed a historic opportunity to be remembered as one of the greats had he loosened his grip on his Marxist agenda for just a short while. He...
  • Another ass-kicking: 5th Circuit rejects White House drilling ban appeal

    07/08/2010 5:07:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 7.8/10 | Michelle Malkin
    Another ass-kicking: 5th Circuit rejects White House drilling ban appeal By Michelle Malkin • July 8, 2010 07:17 PM Just in: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has just denied the White House request for a stay on U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman’s order striking down the Obama blanket deepwater drilling ban. Ass. Kicked. Again: A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected the Obama administration’s request to put on hold a ruling that lifted a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling in the wake of the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling is a setback for...
  • Court Rejects US Bid To Keep Drilling Moratorium

    07/08/2010 4:00:24 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 133 replies · 1+ views
    NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has rejected the U.S. government's effort to keep a six-month deepwater drilling moratorium in place.
  • Dubai Rejects Full-Body Scanners Because They 'Contradict Islam'

    Dubai airports will not use hi-tech full-body scanners because they "contradict Islam" and violate passengers' privacy, according to reports — even though the scanners can detect terrorist threats like those posed by the Christmas Day bomber. Neither of Dubai's two airports will use the scanners "out of respect for the privacy of individuals and their personal freedom," the head of airport security for the emirate told Al-Bayan daily, AFP reported.
  • EPA rejects Texas program that reduced emissions, increased productivity

    07/01/2010 10:13:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    washington examiner ^ | Mark Tapscott
    Why is it one question keeps recurring whenever EPA announces a decision: What is wrong with these people? The latest such example concerns the agency's rejection of a Texas air quality program that slashed emissions in the Lone Star state while encouraging increased workplace productivity. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality had requested EPA permission to proceed with a flexible permits program covering 122 petroleum processing facilities that had been covered under a trial effort. Air quality in Texas has dramatically improved under TCEQ leadership and EPA approval of its application would have extended the successful program permanently.
  • Senate rejects move to block greenhouse gas regs

    06/10/2010 1:44:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies · 3,088+ views
    AP ^ | 6/10/10 | JIM ABRAMS
    The Senate has rejected a bid to stop the Obama administration from imposing regulations on greenhouse gases, giving a boost to President Barack Obama as he pursues broader clean energy legislation. Senators turned back a resolution that would have rescinded the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Supporters of the measure, mostly Republicans, argued that the EPA had usurped the authority of Congress to set climate policy and that the EPA regulations would increase energy costs and kill jobs.
  • (Israeli) Gov’t rejects Iran deal as a ruse

    05/18/2010 12:24:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 234+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 5/18/10 | staff
    Says Iranian deal is a maneuver to prevent agreement on sanctions. The Israeli government described the latest Iranian nuclear deal as a trick designed to prevent the imposition of UN Security Council sanctions. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with the "Septet" of seven key ministers on Tuesday, to discuss Israel's response to the Iranian nuclear fuel reprocessing agreement, brokered by Brazil and Turkey. Netanyahu instructed ministers not to make any public pronouncements before they had agreed a united response. Ministers concluded that the latest agreement is a maneuver to prevent the UN Security Council from agreeing on sanctions. They concluded...
  • CA: Whitman rejects debate at state GOP convention

    02/03/2010 9:43:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 683+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/3/10 | Carla Marinucci
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO, said Tuesday that she won't debate GOP challenger Steve Poizner in front of party activists at the state Republican convention next month but will debate him before deep-pocketed party donors in Orange County. Whitman's campaign team said she will not debate Poizner, the state insurance commissioner, at the state party's convention March 12-14 in Santa Clara. Hundreds of the party's most loyal activists, as well as candidates for all statewide offices and for a U.S. Senate seat in California, will attend the three-day gathering. State GOP Chairman Ron Nehring said months...
  • UK: Brown rejects 'flat-earth' climate sceptics

    12/04/2009 7:39:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 729+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – World leaders heading to UN climate talks next week must not be distracted by "flat-earth" sceptics who deny humans are to blame for global warming, Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned Saturday. "With only days to go before Copenhagen, we mustn't be distracted by the behind-the-times, anti-science, flat-earth climate sceptics," Brown told The Guardian newspaper ahead of the landmark UN summit in the Danish capital. "We know the science. We know what we must do. We must now act and close the five-billion-tonne gap. That will seal the deal." Government advisor Nicholas Stern estimated that 10 billion tonnes...
  • Senate panel rejects public healthcare option

    09/29/2009 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 3,497+ views
    rueters ^ | 9/29/09 | John Whitesides
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday easily rejected the inclusion of a government-run "public" insurance option, backed by President Barack Obama, in its sweeping healthcare reform bill. The panel voted 16-8 against a government-run insurance plan in the first of several battles expected in Congress over the issue, one of the most contentious in the raging U.S. debate over healthcare reform.
  • Pawlenty Rejects Notion That Racism Fuels Anti-Obama Sentiment

    09/26/2009 10:20:10 AM PDT · by Son House · 18 replies · 1,429+ views
    StarTribune ^ | September 25, 2009 | By Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    “I think President Obama addressed that directly and said that he didn’t feel that was the case,” Pawlenty said His comments came when asked about former President Jimmy Carter's and former Vice President Walter Mondale's arguments that Obama’s race is a factor in the animus against him. "I don't like saying it," Mondale told the online news outlet Politico Thursday. "I don't want to pick a person, say, he's a racist, but I do think the way they're piling on Obama, the harshness, you kind of feel it.” “I think people that are guilty of that kind of personal attack...
  • Obama rejects call for Bush-era truth commission (nothing would be gained from it)

    05/21/2009 2:03:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 566+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/21/09 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected calls, including by some fellow Democrats, for a truth commission to investigate Bush-era terrorism policies, saying nothing would be gained from it.
  • California budget watchdog (LAO) rejects $6 billion RAWs plan (revenue anticipation warrants)

    05/21/2009 12:11:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/21/09 | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California lawmakers should reject Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to sell $6 billion in revenue anticipation warrants to raise cash for the state government as it faces a $21.3 billion budget gap, the state's budget watchdog office said on Thursday. The California Legislative Analyst's office said in a report that Schwarzenegger's plan for the short-term debt would be a "terrible precedent and a poor fiscal policy," and "presents serious legal concerns."
  • Report: Pakistan rejects U.S. plan, wants drones

    04/08/2009 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 672+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/8/09 | Bridget Johnson
    U.S. envoys met with Pakistani leaders on Tuesday to ensure that the $7.5 billion that President Obama plans to send their way over the next five years will be used to achieve common goals in the fight against extremism. But according to a Pakistani newspaper, regional envoy Richard Holbrooke and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen came up empty-handed and received a "rude shock" when a proposal for joint operations against al Qaeda and Taliban forces in the volatile tribal regions was rejected.
  • Jindal rejects more stimulus cash; this time for Medicaid programs

    04/01/2009 9:44:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 756+ views
    nola.com ^ | 4/1/09 | Jan Moller and Robert Travis Scott
    BATON ROUGE -- Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration notified legislative leaders Tuesday that it plans to reject some federal health-care dollars for the poor and uninsured, marking the second time the governor has opposed taking a portion of the economic stimulus package. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine said accepting the new federal financing would require the state to put up matching money that it doesn't have and could create unaffordable obligations in the years ahead.
  • Senate Rejects Providing Health Care for Unborn Children

    01/29/2009 3:13:51 PM PST · by julieee · 19 replies · 778+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 29, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- During the Bush administration, President Bush displayed his concern for both mother and unborn child by putting an administrative rule in place allowing states to cover unborn children in the SCHIP program. On Thursday, the Senate rejected an amendment to make that administrative rule national law. Sen. Orrin Hatch sponsored the amendment to codify the Unborn Child Rule and the Senate rejected his motion on a 59 to 39 vote.
  • Hope? House Rejects Bailout Bill

    09/29/2008 1:24:11 PM PDT · by Obamalujah · 190+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/29/2008 | Bear Nichols
    Libertarians and fiscal conservatives will probably be happy about the news that the House has rejected the bailout bill. Maybe there is hope for the free market after all. However, I'm not so optimistic that this is the end of this saga. Yes, I realize the stock markets may crash in the immediate future if the government doesn't act. Nevertheless, I think the long-term benefit of not having a government bailout is much greater than the immediate partisan political interests of either candidate.
  • House ignores Bush, rejects $700B bailout bill

    09/29/2008 1:16:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,109+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/08 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON - In a stunning vote that shocked the capital and worldwide markets, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties that the economy could nosedive without it. Stocks plummeted on Wall Street, beginning their plunge even before the 228-205 vote to reject the bill was officially announced on the House floor. The Dow Jones industrials sank nearly 700 points for the day. Democratic and Republican leaders alike said they were committed to trying again, though the Democrats said GOP lawmakers...
  • House rejects bill funding Iraq, Afghanistan wars

    05/15/2008 3:53:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 102+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/08 | Andrew Taylor - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Democratic-led House on Thursday rejected more funds to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as many Republicans angry over the majority party's tactics sat out the vote. It did approve more money for the jobless and an expansion of GI education benefits. In a rapid series of votes on the war funding bill and accompanying components, Republicans withheld their votes in protest, leading to the defeat of the Iraq funding legislation by a 149-141 tally. Nearly two-thirds of the House's Democrats voted against continuing to fund the war. Democrats then forced through a nonbinding plan...
  • Senate rejects GOP oil drilling plan (GOP measure, defeated Tuesday by a vote of 56-42)

    05/13/2008 8:57:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 308 replies · 1,301+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/08 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate has rejected a Republican energy plan that calls for opening an Alaska wildlife refuge and some offshore waters to oil development. Supporters of the measure couldn't get the needed 60 votes to overcome a Democratic-led filibuster threat. Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said more domestic oil production is needed to keep prices in check and to reduce U.S. dependence on oil imports. Opponents said areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and coastal waters that have been off limits to drilling for 25 years ought to remain that out of bounds to oil companies....
  • Zimbabwe court rejects opposition demand (for immediate release of long-delayed election results)

    04/14/2008 10:05:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 135+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/14/08 | Angus Shaw - ap
    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's High Court rejected an opposition demand Monday for the immediate release of long-delayed election results, prolonging a political crisis that has paralyzed this southern African nation for more than two weeks. An opposition spokesman said the party would stage a nationwide "stay-away" from work on Tuesday. The main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, says he won the March 29 election outright, and has accused President Robert Mugabe of holding back the results so he can orchestrate a runoff and ensure his 28-year grip on power. Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change had hoped that the court — though...
  • Bill Clinton rejects criticism over race (he got a "bum rap" from the news media)

    03/17/2008 9:52:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,355+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/08 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    NEW YORK - Former President Clinton is pushing back on criticism that he fanned racial tension while campaigning for his wife in South Carolina. In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" broadcast Monday, Clinton said he had gotten a "bum rap" from the news media after he compared Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's landslide victory in South Carolina's Jan. 26 primary to Jesse Jackson's wins in the state in 1984 and 1988. Clinton was widely criticized for appearing to cast Obama as little more than a black candidate popular in a state with a heavily black electorate. "They made up...
  • Hsu likely headed to prison; judge rejects dismissal bid

    01/04/2008 11:59:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 283+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/4/08 | Paul Elias - ap
    A judge has ruled that disgraced political donor Norman Hsu's 16-year-old plea to a fraud charge remains in effect, meaning the one-time Democratic rainmaker is likely headed to state prison. Superior Court Judge Stephen Hall rejected Hsu's bid Friday to dismiss his 1992 no contest plea, and was set to sentence him to three years in state prison. Hsu also faces federal charges in New York. Hsu's lawyers asked the judge to toss his plea, arguing his right to a speedy trial was violated because authorities weren't actively pursuing him during his years as a fugitive. They could easily have...
  • Pakistan rejects help in Bhutto probe

    12/29/2007 11:43:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 137+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/29/07 | Ravi Nessman - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan rejected foreign help in investigating the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on Saturday, despite controversy over the circumstances of her death and three days of paralyzing turmoil. The Islamic militant group blamed by officials for the attack that killed Bhutto denied any links to the killing on Saturday, and Bhutto's aides accused the government of a cover-up. President Pervez Musharraf ordered his security chiefs to quell rioting by Bhutto's grieving followers that has killed at least 44 people over three days and caused tens of millions of dollars in damage. "Criminals should stop their despicable activities,...
  • Musharraf rejects US strikes in Pakistan

    08/07/2007 11:25:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 635+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/07 | Rohan Sullivan - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Tuesday that talk of U.S. military strikes against al-Qaida in Pakistan only hurts the fight against terrorism, and his troops bombarded militant hideouts in their strongest response yet to a month of anti-government attacks. Ten suspected militants were killed. The assault by artillery and helicopter gunships "knocked out" two compounds in Daygan village in the tribal belt near the border with Afghanistan that were being used as staging posts for attacks on security forces, said Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad, the army's top spokesman. Ten militants were killed and at least seven were...
  • Judge rejects Padilla acquittal motion

    07/17/2007 3:06:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 167+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/07 | Curt Anderson - ap
    MIAMI - A federal judge refused Tuesday to acquit Jose Padilla and two co-defendants on terrorism support charges, clearing the way for defense lawyers to begin presenting their case this week. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke, ruling after a daylong hearing, said the evidence and testimony offered by the prosecuton over the past nine weeks was enough proof to let a jury decide the men's guilt or innocence. "That is something the jurors will have to find," Cooke said. The trial is expected to last well into August. Padilla, Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi face possible life in...
  • Hamas rejects Bush proposal (Syria, it fears the offer is "just words.")

    07/17/2007 1:45:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 357+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/07 | Robert H. Reid - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - Hamas rejected President Bush's proposal for a Mideast peace conference, denouncing it Monday as nothing but lies, while Syria said it fears the offer is "just words." Without cooperation from key Arab players, Bush's last major push for a Mideast breakthrough could falter. Washington's close Arab allies, including the region's traditional powerbrokers Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, welcomed Bush's proposal, but stressed the importance of making an Arab land-for-peace proposal first adopted in 2002 key to any talks. Israel's support was also qualified, with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's spokeswoman saying it was too early to talk about...
  • Romney rejects long-term Iraq presence

    06/07/2007 1:15:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 724+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/07 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Thursday rejected the Bush administration's vision of a Korea-type, decades-long U.S. troop presence in Iraq and suggested a need for benchmarks to gauge progress. "Our objective would not be a Korea-type setting with 25-50,000 troops on a near permanent basis remaining in bases in Iraq," the former Massachusetts governor told the Associated Press. "I think we would hope to turn Iraq security over to their own military and their own security forces, and if presence in the region is important for us than we have other options that are nearby," Romney said....
  • Schwarzenegger Rejects LNG Terminal Off Southern California Coast (Cabrillo Port)

    05/18/2007 3:13:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 706+ views
    AP on Yahoo Finance ^ | 5/18/07 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected an application Friday by an Australian energy company to build an $800 million floating liquefied natural gas terminal off the Southern California coast. BHP Billiton's proposal previously was rejected by the State Lands Commission and the California Coastal Commission. The company needed permission from both bodies and the governor to build the terminal. Schwarzenegger said he was open to the idea of building a terminal off the coast as a means of diversifying the state's fuel supply. But he said the current proposal did not pass muster. "Liquefied natural gas can and...
  • Nasa 'rejects Russia Moon help'

    04/30/2007 7:11:30 AM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 284+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 04-30-2007 | staff writer
    The head of Russia's space agency says that the US has rejected a Moscow proposal that the two countries join forces to explore the Moon. "We were ready to co-operate, but for unknown reasons, the United States have said they will undertake this programme themselves," Anatoly Perminov said.
  • Judge rejects Vermont's request to throw out emissions lawsuit (trial begins Monday)

    04/04/2007 7:30:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 290+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/4/07 | David Gram - ap
    A federal judge on Wednesday refused to throw out a lawsuit by automakers aimed at blocking states from regulating emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. The decision by District Court Judge William Sessions III came two days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that automobile emissions are subject to regulation by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Sessions' ruling clears the way for a trial scheduled to begin Monday over rules drafted by California and being followed by Vermont and nine other states. Under those rules, states would regulate carbon emissions. The federal Clean Air Act allows California to set...
  • French high court rejects gay marriage (annulling the union of two men)

    03/13/2007 8:44:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 478+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/07 | AP
    PARIS - France's highest court Tuesday rejected as unlawful the first marriage by a gay couple in France, annulling the union of the two men. Stephane Charpin and Bertrand Charpentier were married in a civil ceremony on June 5, 2004, in Begles, a town in the southwest Bordeaux region. The government immediately said the union was outside the law, and a series of court decisions unfavorable to the couple followed. In the latest decision, the court ruled that "under French law, marriage is a union between a man and a woman," backing a 2005 decision by an appeals court in...
  • US rejects ban on cluster bombs

    02/24/2007 9:07:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,609+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/24/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Friday rejected an international call to abandon the use of cluster bombs, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said. "We ... take the position that these munitions do have a place and a use in military inventories, given the right technology as well as the proper rules of engagement," McCormack said. Forty-six countries meeting in Oslo on Friday pledged to seek a treaty banning cluster bombs by next year, with major user and stockpiler Britain and manufacturer France signing on, Norway said. "We, ourselves, have already taken a couple of other steps with regard...
  • White House rejects mandatory CO2 caps

    02/02/2007 10:19:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 844+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/2/07 | John Heilprin - AP
    WASHINGTON - Despite a strongly worded global warming report from the world's top climate scientists, the Bush administration expressed continued opposition Friday to mandatory reductions in heat-trapping "greenhouse" gases. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman warned against "unintended consequences" — including job losses — that he said might result if the government requires economy-wide caps on carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels. He and other administration officials at a news conference praised the report Friday by a United Nations-sponsored panel of top climate scientist who said there is little doubt the earth is warming as a result of man-made emissions....