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  • U.S. Senator seeks to cut aid to elite IDF units operating in West Bank and Gaza

    08/15/2011 9:47:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/15/11 | Barak Ravid
    U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is promoting a bill to suspend U.S. assistance to three elite Israel Defense Forces units, alleging they are involved in human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Leahy, a Democrat and senior member of the U.S. Senate, wants assistance withheld from the Israel Navy's Shayetet 13 unit, the undercover Duvdevan unit and the Israel Air Force's Shaldag unit. (Snip) According to a senior Israeli official in Jerusalem, Leahy began promoting the legislation in recent months after he was approached by voters in his home state of Vermont.
  • Senate letter seeks Obama compliance with War Powers Act

    05/18/2011 5:02:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/18/11 | Conn Carroll
    Six Republican Senators will sign a letter this afternoon asking President Obama if he intends to comply with War Powers Act regarding Libya. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Tenn., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Jim DeMint, R-S.C., Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Jon Cornyn, R-Texas, all signed the letter which identifies this Friday, May 20th, as “the final day of the statutory sixty-day period for you to terminate the use of the United States Armed Forces in Libya under the War Powers Resolution.” In testimony before the Senate last week, Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg promised Obama would comply with the...
  • Kansas Seeks to Join Anti-Obamacare Suit, Bringing the # of States Challenging the Law to 26

    01/13/2011 9:46:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies ^ | 1/14/11 | Ilya Somin
    The state of Kansas recently asked to join the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Obama health care plan filed by 20 state governments and the National Federation of Independent Business. Ohio, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are also seeking to join the multistate lawsuit, while Virginia and Oklahoma have filed separate challenges to the law. That brings the total number of state governments litigating against the plan to twenty-six. We now have a historically unprecedented situation where a majority of state governments are challenging the constitutionality of a major recently passed federal law. In our two hundred year history of constitutional...
  • Gibbs seeks help from Stewart

    12/21/2010 10:00:05 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 11 replies
    Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s press secretary, told reporters on Tuesday that he hopes the Comedy Central host can persuade enough Republican senators to vote for a 9/11 health bill so it can head to the president’s desk. Stewart has dedicated lengthy segments on “The Daily Show” to the legislation that would help the first responders on Sept. 11.
  • Indonesia seeks prison sentence for 'blasphemous' American

    12/14/2010 8:53:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/14/10 | Staff
    Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought a seven-month prison sentence for a US retiree accused of blasphemy after he allegedly pulled the plug on a mosque loudspeaker during a prayer reading. The August 22 incident in the middle of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan resulted in retired Californian engineer Gregory Luke, 64, needing a police escort from his home on Lombok island as a mob tore it to pieces around him. (Snip) Mr Luke has previously denied pulling the plug on the loudspeakers used to broadcast the call to prayer – a feature on most mosques in Indonesia.
  • Obama seeks veto power he blocked Bush from getting

    05/24/2010 5:09:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 714+ views
    the washington times ^ | 5/24/10 | Stephen Dinan
    When President George W. Bush called for a kind of line-item veto four years ago, the top Senate Democrat said it was like getting a "bad sore throat," and the No. 2 House Democrat called it "a sham." On Monday, President Obama asked them to reconsider and pass something very like it, for his sake.
  • US seeks 'clarification' on Israeli building plan

    03/24/2010 11:09:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 288+ views
    brietbart ^ | 3/24/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is seeking "clarification" on Israel's plans to build 20 new apartments in east Jerusalem, the largely Arab section of the disputed holy city. The White House said it stands by its long-held assertion that Israeli building in Jerusalem is destructive to the Mideast peace process. Israel's announcement of the new building project came as President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held two unusually low-profile meetings at the White House late Tuesday.
  • Czar seeks 'chilling effect' on internet

    10/01/2009 10:25:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1,004+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/2/09 | Lee Cary
    The meta-message of Cass Sunstein's new book delivers a warning to those who would spread Internet "rumors" about Barack Obama. The Regulatory Czar's latest book is entitled Rumors. It purports to be about how rumors spread. To that end, it's full of remarkable insights such as "Many of us accept false rumors because of either our fears or our hopes." (p. 6) "Your willingness to believe a rumor will inevitably depend on the information with which you start." (p. 19) "Sometimes people believe rumors because other people believe them." (p. 28) Plus the shocking revelation that "Many rumors spread conspiracy...
  • GOP Seeks to Punish Democratic Lawmaker for 'Die Quickly' Comment

    09/30/2009 1:49:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 757+ views
    Fox ^ | 9/30/09 | staff
    Republicans are likening Rep. Alan Grayson's remark to Rep. Joe Wilson's widely criticized shout of "You lie!" during President Obama's address to Congress earlier this month. Taking a page from Democrats who disciplined Rep. Joe "You Lie" Wilson earlier this month, Republicans are seeking their own pound of flesh from a Democratic congressman who said Tuesday that the GOP wants Americans to "die quickly"
  • Obama Seeks Jewish Support for State-Run Healthcare

    08/20/2009 4:49:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,510+ views ^ | 8/20/09 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    ( Many American Jewish organizations have publicly offered words of support for U.S. President Barack Obama's He told the religious leaders, "I need you to spread the facts and speak the truth." healthcare nationalization plans. However, some expressed serious reservations over certain aspects of the likely reforms. On Wednesday, Obama devoted a single conference call to non-Orthodox Jewish religious leaders before addressing over 140,000 other American religious leaders to promote his ideas on healthcare. In his first conference call of the day, President Obama spoke with over 1,000 rabbis and lay leaders from the Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist movements
  • Mitchell seeks to ease tensions over settlements

    06/08/2009 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 387+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/8/09 | HERB KEINON
    US Mideast envoy George Mitchell's first endeavor upon landing in Israel Monday night was to try and lower the volume in the US dispute with Israel over settlement construction. Mitchell emphatically denied he had said, as was reported Sunday in the Hebrew press, that the days of Israel lying to the US over settlements were over.
  • White House Seeks Bill on Climate by December

    04/13/2009 10:18:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 737+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/13/09 | Mark Peters
    BOSTON -- Climate czar Carol Browner said she wants Congress to establish a broad U.S. greenhouse-gas policy before global climate-change talks near the end of the year. Speaking at a conference Monday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ms. Browner said she is confident Congress can move forward on a climate-change policy, citing hearings scheduled for next week on sweeping legislation proposed by Rep. Henry Waxman (D., Calif.) and Rep. Ed Markey (D., Mass). Ms. Browner didn't provide a timetable for when she would like to see congressional action, but said advancing climate-change legislation is "absolutely essential" to what the...
  • Obama's Budget Seeks to Shrink Tax Benefits of Owning

    03/08/2009 1:10:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies · 2,776+ views
    Wahington Post ^ | 3/8/09 | Kenneth R. Harney
    The cluster of special federal tax benefits and subsidies for homeowners has long seemed politically untouchable. Those include deductions for mortgage interest, local property taxes and capital gains exclusions on up to $500,000 in sale profits. Is the Obama administration serious about beginning to limit at least some of these subsidies?
  • McCain seeks to reintroduce self

    03/10/2008 1:26:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 736+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/08 | Glen Johnson - ap
    PHOENIX - Sen. John McCain is finding out what the Republican presidential nomination is worth this week. Then he plans to buff his foreign policy credentials, remind the nation of his long military history and try to frame the issues for the November election — in three separate tours while his two Democratic opponents continue to struggle for their party's nomination. "Whenever you're the nominee of your party, I think people will want to re-examine the candidate," the senator said before leaving Arizona following a weekend at home. "I'd like to believe that all 300 million Americans know me, but...
  • McDermott seeks court input on tape case (claims his 'free speech' rights are being violated)

    07/06/2007 7:09:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 885+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/6/07 | Matthew Daly - ap
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Jim McDermott said Friday he will ask the Supreme Court to decide whether he had a right to disclose contents of an illegally taped telephone call involving House Republican leaders a decade ago. A federal appeals court ruled in May that the Washington state Democrat should not have given reporters access to the tape-recorded telephone call of Republican leaders discussing the House ethics case against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. McDermott's offense was especially egregious since he was a senior member of the House ethics committee, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of...
  • U.S. seeks Islamic cleric's extradition

    05/17/2007 2:51:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 435+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/07 | Tariq Panja - ap
    LONDON - The United States argued Thursday for the extradition of a radical Islamic cleric imprisoned in Britain, accusing him of involvement in a global conspiracy to wage terrorist attacks on the U.S. and other Western countries. Abu Hamza al-Masri has been charged in the United States with trying to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon, conspiring to take hostages in Yemen and facilitating terrorist training in Afghanistan. He is serving a seven-year sentence in Britain for fomenting racial hatred and urging his followers to kill non-Muslims. "He advocated the defense of Islam through unlawful, violent and armed aggression,"...
  • Convicted pastor seeks leadership post

    04/04/2007 6:15:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 308+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/07 | Matt Sedensky - ap
    MIAMI - The former head of a national organization of black Baptist churches spent four years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from the group. Now he wants one of his old jobs back: leader of the organization's Florida chapter. The Rev. Henry Lyons, 65, was wildly popular before his conviction and is still highly regarded by many church members. He was vying with two other ministers Wednesday to lead the Florida General Baptist Convention, a chapter of the National Baptist Convention USA, which claims to represent some 7.5 million members of black churches nationwide. Representatives of member churches...
  • McCain seeks independents' primary votes (California Red Flag Alert!)

    03/07/2007 10:02:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 429+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/7/07 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Sen. John McCain's campaign is mounting a stealth effort to change Republican presidential nomination rules in California to allow independents to vote in the Feb. 5 primary, party and campaign officials in the state have told The Washington Times. The impact could be huge -- and potentially damaging to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, currently the most acceptable to traditional-values voters among the three top-tier Republican presidential candidates. "If California changes its delegate selection rules to allow independent voters to participate in the Republican primary, it would be very helpful for McCain and for Rudy Giuliani, who historically have done...
  • ACLU: Lawsuit seeks end to SoCal immigrants' prolonged detention (Four OTMs)

    10/10/2006 9:51:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 548+ views
    Several legal advocacy groups asked a judge to order the immediate release of four immigrants who have been detained for months or years without receiving a hearing on why they're being held so long. The motion filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles asks U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter to release the detainees under conditions of supervision or grant them hearings. The move followed a class-action lawsuit filed Sept. 25 on behalf of six detainees by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project and the Stanford Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic. Two detainees...
  • Abramoff seeks delay in prison term

    09/28/2006 9:41:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 335+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/28/06 | Curt Anderson - ap
    MIAMI - Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former business partner sought a second delay in starting their federal prison sentences for fraud involving the purchase of a gambling fleet. The request, filed jointly by prosecutors and defense attorneys, said that Abramoff is continuing to cooperate in a Washington corruption investigation, and Adam Kidan is providing information about the murder of former SunCruz Casinos owner Konstantinos Boulis. U.S. District Judge Paul Huck was to consider the request, which seeks a 90-day delay, on Thursday afternoon. Abramoff and Kidan are currently scheduled to surrender Oct. 2 to serve prison sentences of...