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  • CBS Overwhelmingly Sides With Pro-Gun Control Voices 11-2 After Senate Votes

    04/18/2013 9:06:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 4/18/13 | Matthew Balan
    CBS lined up gun control supporters on Wednesday's CBS Evening News and Thursday's CBS This Morning. Chip Reid and Major Garrett played 11 soundbites from President Obama and other Democrats, as well as family members of the Newtown massacre victims. The only gun rights supporter that the two correspondents could find was Chuck Grassley. Reid played two clips from the Republican senator during his reports. Reid led his second report by hyping how "forces opposed to gun control proved that they are still in control here in Washington". Garrett sounded like a stenographer for the White House as he reported...
  • Brooklyn Democrat Sides With GOP in State Senate

    11/14/2012 9:51:03 PM PST · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    By Laura Nahmias Fresh off winning election to the state Senate as a Brooklyn Democrat, Simcha Felder said Tuesday he planned to caucus with Republicans in Albany, further complicating a struggle for control of the chamber. Felder’s decision to vote with the GOP conference was first reported by political blog Capital Tonight and was confirmed by his campaign spokesman. Felder, who represents an Orthodox Jewish district in southern Brooklyn, will give the Republicans 31 seats in the Senate, where a party needs 32 votes to elect a majority leader. The Senate Democrats currently hold 30 seats in the chamber and...
  • Both Sides Now, Rewritten by Barack Obama (Humor)

    07/19/2012 7:37:17 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs
    me | now | me
    Fair rules, fair shakes and fair shares, and contraception everywhere There is no need for class warfare, I've looked for votes that way But special interests block "The Won" they climate change on everyone So many things I would have done, but votes got in the way I've looked at votes from both sides now From up and down and still somehow The vote's conclusion is recalled I really don't count votes … at all Wall Street cash and solar deals, the dirty dancing way you feel Your every fairy tale come real, I've looked for votes that way But...
  • Egypt - Both Sides Claim Israel/Jews Helping Opponents

    02/02/2011 1:02:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 2/2/11 | staff
    Both sides in the Egyptian “civil war” claim that their opponents are being aided by Israel and/or Jews. Egyptian State television broadcast a story Wednesday claiming that a suspicious "Israeli engineer" was caught near Suez and questioned in relation to the riots. Meanwhile a young woman was interviewed who claimed that American Jews taught her how to "bring down the government". Many people interviewed on state television have claimed that the entire uprising is being coordinated by Israel in order to "conquer all the land between the Nile and the Euphrates".
  • The Obama Administration Sides With Hamas

    06/04/2010 10:58:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies · 514+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 4, 2010 | Joseph A. Klein
    Hamas’ allies have achieved what they set out to do – to push Israel into a corner by provoking a confrontation against the blockade-breaker flotilla of ships and then using Israel’s response to force an end to the blockade against the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
  • Obama signs bill to pay Taliban for switching sides

    10/29/2009 5:05:21 PM PDT · by bogusname · 51 replies · 1,940+ views
    Deccan Chronicle ^ | October 29th, 2009 | PTI
    Washington: Facing a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan, the Obama administration seems to believe in a "buyout" formula which involves paying the militants to leave the outfit and reintegrate to the society. Hours before attending a solemn event to receive the flag-draped cases of 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, President Barack Obama signed a USD 680 billion defence appropriations bill, which will pay for military operations in the 2010 fiscal. The bill includes a Taliban reintegration provision under the Commander's Emergency Response Programme, which is now receiving USD 1.3 billion. CERP funding also...
  • Judge Sides with Christian Students

    07/17/2009 3:54:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 9 replies · 673+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/17/2009 | Peter J. Smith
    (LifeSiteNews.com) - A US District Judge has blocked the Los Angeles Community College District from enforcing its sexual harassment policy, which the judge ruled had promoted a hostile environment for the free speech rights of a Christian student. U.S. District Judge George H. King agreed with Jonathan Lopez, a student attending Los Angeles City College (LACC), that the District's policy as written had created the environment that emboldened his speech professor to call Lopez a "fascist ba***rd" for explaining his Christian beliefs and how they related to his views against same-sex "marriage."
  • Taking Sides In Battle Of The 'Hobbit'

    10/09/2006 5:07:07 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 722+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-9-2006 | Jeff Hecht
    Taking sides in the battle of the 'hobbit' 05:00 09 October 2006 Jeff Hecht The battle among paleaoanthropologists over Homo Floresiensis, popularly known as "the hobbit", threatens to become an epic of Lord of the Rings proportions. The debate rages on over whether the fossil, found on the Indonesian island of Flores, is a separate species or simply a modern human with stunted development. Now Robert Martin at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, US, claims the controversial fossil, discovered in 2004 was really a Stone Age Homo sapiens (modern human) with a mild form of the condition...
  • TV Star Nasrallah Impresses People On All Sides In Hopeful Lebanon

    08/28/2006 6:24:43 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 547+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-29-2006 | Patrick Bishop
    TV star Nasrallah impresses people on all sides in hopeful Lebanon By Patrick Bishop in Tyre (Filed: 29/08/2006) The leader of Hizbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, became one of the most widely admired leaders in the Middle East overnight after a broadcast in which he impressed audiences of all persuasions. The lengthy, peak-time television interview was watched all over the region. Some viewers likened the portly, smiling sheikh to the Egyptian leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser, who half a century ago became a hero by defying Israel, Britain and France during the Suez crisis. Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah makes his widely admired television...
  • Forgotten Army Sides Hizbullah

    07/31/2006 4:52:43 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 478+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-31-2006 | Jonathan Steele
    Forgotten army sides with Hizbullah Jonathan Steele in Marjaayoun Monday July 31, 2006 The Guardian (UK) A Lebanese man wearing a T-shirt with a picture of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, walks past a bomb crater in the eastern Bekaa valley. Photograph: Samer Husseini/AP "Any Hizbullah in the town?" I asked the Lebanese soldier who had hitched a lift outside this mixed Christian and Shia area just five miles north of the Israeli border. "A few," he replied, as his right eye creased into a cheerful wink. We dropped him in Marjaayoun's cobbled main square, where three other soldiers in...
  • ( (ABC News) Poll: Americans Support Searches - Public Sides With FBI in Congress Search Issue

    06/01/2006 9:55:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,333+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/1/06 | Gary Langer
    June 1, 2006 -- In the rift between Congress and the Justice Department, Americans side overwhelmingly with law enforcement: Regardless of precedent and the separation of powers, 86 percent say the FBI should be allowed to search a Congress member's office if it has a warrant. That view is broadly bipartisan, this ABC News poll finds, ranging from 78 percent among Democrats to 94 percent of Republicans. --snip-- Indeed this poll finds broad public skepticism about congressional ethics: Sixty-five percent of Americans give a negative rating to the ethics and honesty of members of Congress. More, 54 percent, rate their...
  • Sides 'freep' newspaper's poll question on spying

    12/23/2005 12:48:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 126 replies · 4,304+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — The Herald/Review’s online opinion poll recently became a pawn between right- and left-wing political organizations. On Sunday, the newspaper was alerted by a woman in Los Angeles to the fact that the Herald/Review’s poll was being “freeped.” “Freeping” is the act of directing the members to influence an online poll, according to Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. The term is derived from a Fresno-Calif.-based Web site, www.FreeRepublic.com. It was founded in 1996 by Jim Robinson as a vehicle of protests against President Clinton. A voicemail was left for Robinson at his Fresno office, but had not been returned by...
  • Prop. 76 sides invoke specter of taxes - Debate sharpens on bid to limit state spending

    08/16/2005 7:23:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 355+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 8/16/05 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – The politically potent T-word "taxes" is being used by both sides in the debate over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's main ballot measure in his special election Nov. 8. Analyses of Proposition 76 dryly talk about a limit on state spending, new power for the governor to make mid-year cuts if the Legislature fails to keep the budget in balance, and a change in the school-funding guarantee. In early television ads for his initiative, and in campaign events, the governor is hitting a hot-button issue: A spending limit is needed to prevent out-of-control spending by the Legislature from forcing a...
  • Appeals court sides with EPA on power plants

    06/24/2005 10:02:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 388+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/24/05 | Devlin Barrett - AP
    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals courts on Friday rejected claims by thirteen states that the Bush administration's decision to let older power plants spew more pollution into the air undermines public health in violation of the Clean Air Act. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia sided with the Environmental Protection Agency, saying New York and a dozen other states failed to show how the administration's new regulations violate the 1970 environmental law. The Bush administration argued its decision to let power and other industrial plants modernize without making them install expensive new...
  • Supreme Court sides with government in second land rights case

    06/20/2005 3:06:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,967+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court said Monday that people who lose state lawsuits claiming the government improperly took their property cannot count on federal courts for help. Land rights is a major issue at the high court this year, and so far the justices have made it tougher for people to win lawsuits claiming that local and state laws amount to an unconstitutional "taking." The biggest of three cases dealing with government authority to seize properties will be decided in the next week, before the Supreme Court begins a three-month break. In Monday's decision, the justices ruled against a...
  • First Social Security recipient put in $24.75 - got back $22,888 (Limbaugh sides with the left?)

    02/04/2005 7:47:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies · 2,114+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 2/04/05 | The Maha
    Now, I got one more thing on this Social Security business. Apparently some people misunderstood what I said when recently discussing the program. I never said that the first recipients didn't get any benefits. What I said was the first recipients didn't pay into the system or very much. The first recipients of Social Security were pretty much near retirement age or were at retirement age when FDR introduced the program. They were the real, true beneficiaries of this program. That's when it took 16 workers to pay the taxes for those people that had not put anything in the...
  • Russia’s revolution has begun

    01/26/2005 11:30:18 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 32 replies · 832+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 27, 2004 | Herbert E. Meyer
    The second half of Russia’s second revolution has begun. It started in mid-January, when in cities throughout the country tens of thousands of mostly-older citizens took to the streets for days on end to protest President Vladimir Putin’s welfare reform plan. Already hope is starting to rise, both inside the country and beyond, that “people power” will bring to Russia the kind of real democracy it is bringing right now to the neighboring countries of Ukraine and Georgia. But Russia is – well, Russia – which means that this revolution will go on longer, spill more blood, and could end...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • CA: Schwarzenegger sides with business groups on two November props

    09/10/2004 5:37:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 228+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/10/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Angering environmentalists and consumer groups, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sided Friday with his business allies and announced his support for Proposition 64 and his opposition to Proposition 72. Meanwhile, state Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi endorsed Proposition 72, calling it "an important step" toward providing health insurance for all Californians. Proposition 64 would limit use of the state's Unfair Competition Law to sue businesses for practices that would allegedly give them an unfair advantage over their competitors or defraud consumers. Supporters, which include a long list of major corporations, say it would prevent law firms from filing "shakedown lawsuits"...
  • Dean bashes Bush on tax cuts. Short memory?

    12/28/2003 10:04:46 AM PST · by JimVT · 8 replies · 139+ views
    Burlington Free Press ^ | 12/28/03 | David Gram, AP
    Critics: Dean-backed tax-cut program is like Bush's By David Gram The Associated Press MONTPELIER -- Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean criticizes President Bush for giving unneeded tax breaks, but as Vermont governor, he supported a program critics say did much the same for corporations. The Vermont Economic Progress Council, which Dean signed into law in 1998 to provide tax credits to businesses promising to expand, has approved more than $80 million in such credits, according to a report by the state auditor. Companies had claimed about $25 million of those credits by the end of the 2001 tax year. Both...
  • CA: Both sides mull a future without Davis

    07/12/2003 9:26:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 208+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/12/03 | Robert Price
    Duane Moore, chairman of the Kern County Democratic Central Committee, has a possible cure for Gov. Gray Davis' recall headache. Resign. Quit. Clear out your desk. But leave the lights on for the new guy, Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante. Quitting now would bring the recall effort to a screeching halt and derail Republicans' plans to hijack the governor's office for Darrell Issa, Arnold Schwarzenegger or somebody else with a more conservative bent. It would acknowledge what pundits from both parties have been suggesting for months: Davis' political future is about as promising as Dan Lungren's, no matter what the outcome...