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  • After Voting With Him 97% Of The Time, Heidi Heitkamp Helps Other Democrats Campaign Against Obama

    04/18/2014 6:59:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    You really have to admire the chutzpah. In her 2012 campaign, Senator Heidi Heitkamp worked long and hard to brand herself not as a liberal Democrat, but as an “independent” who would “stand up” to President Barack Obama. Such rhetoric was necessary in a state where Obama lost by more than 20 points, and Heitkamp herself won by just a few thousand votes. It’s hard to imagine Heitkamp being in the US Senate now had she not campaigned so hard against Obama. But she did, and she won, and then spent her first year in the US Senate voting with...
  • NYT reporter: Obama admin “most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”

    10/06/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies
    hotair.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Remember when the media rushed to talk about transparency in the Barack Obama “Hope and Change” era? Good times, good times. Leonard Downie, who once worked as the executive editor of the Washington Post and wrote a novel about Washington corruption and the Iraq War, finds a bigger and non-fictional problem in the successor to George W. Bush. Downie gives the Post a preview of his report from the Committee to Protect Journalists which outlines the Obama war on reporters and their sources: “A memo went out from the chief of staff a year ago to White House employees and...
  • Report: NBC backing away from Hillary miniseries

    08/19/2013 2:51:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2013 | AllahPundit
    So says FTVLive. After all the free publicity the RNC’s given them by threatening to boycott NBC News as a debate sponsor, is NBC really going to slaughter this cash cow?In fairness, a multi-hour miniseries about Hillary’s triumph over serial victimization would have been a terrible drag. Better to do it in a shorter, snappier format. Three words, my friends: “Hillary! The Musical”. NBC sources tell FTVLive that the NBC suits have figured the Clinton miniseries “just isn’t worth it.”Word is that NBC is going to let it quietly go away without saying a word. NBC does not want to...
  • Mitt Romney Talks AP, IRS, Benghazi On Leno, Says "I'm Not A Fan Of The President" (video)

    05/18/2013 3:50:42 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 59 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 18, 2013 | Ian Schwartz
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican party's presidential nominee in 2012, received large applause as he was introduced on Friday's broadcast of The Tonight Show by host Jay Leno in his first appearance on the late night show since he lost to President Barack Obama in November. Leno asked Romney about the Obama administration's scandal-plagued week and gave him ample time to address the AP, IRS and Benghazi investigations. After making it clear he was done in politics, Romney was given nearly ten minutes to slam Obama's handling of Benghazi and his administration's involvement in other scandals. While discussing the...
  • Obama Offers 20 Million Gulf Acres Off Texas for Oil and Gas Development

    10/25/2012 1:38:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/25/2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Taking heat on the campaign trail over fossil fuel production on federal lands, the Interior Department today announced an oil and gas lease sale that will offer more than 20 million acres off the coast of Texas and will make available all unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. The sale will be held Nov. 28 in New Orleans. “The President’s commitment to a comprehensive, all-of-the-above energy strategy is creating jobs here at home while reducing our dependence on foreign oil,” said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. “Exploration and development of our Western Gulf’s vital energy resources will...
  • Libyan authorities to dissolve 'unlawful' militias

    09/22/2012 9:26:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    France24 ^ | 23 September 2012
    AFP - The Libyan authorities said late Saturday they had decided to dissolve all militias and armed groups that did not come under State authority. The move, a day after Benghazi residents rebelled against the militias in violence that killed at least 11 people and wounded over 70, was announced by Mohammed al-Megaryef, head of the national assembly, in the eastern city.
  • Maher Defends Limbaugh: 'He Apologized, Liberals Looking Bad Not Accepting'

    03/06/2012 7:54:45 PM PST · by Ballygrl · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/6/12 | Noel Sheppard
    Here's something you probably thought you'd never see. Vulgarian Bill Maher Tuesday actually came out on Twitter in defense of - wait for it! - conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh: Bill Maher @billmaher Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout So, why do you think he did this? In the wake of the Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy, Maher's coming under a lot of pressure from conservative groups for his vulgar attacks on women. Despite his claim Friday that he's different from Limbaugh because he doesn't have any sponsors, he knows...
  • Bill Maher Defends Limbaugh's Apology to Sandra Fluke

    03/06/2012 7:56:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 6, 2012 | Todd Gilchrist
    Support for Rush Limbaugh came from an unexpected place Tuesday when Bill Maher took to Twitter to castigate liberals for their continued criticism of the conservative radio host. Maher, who hosts the left-leaning HBO series Real Time, posted a comment on his Twitter account just after 4 pm, saying, "Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout."
  • Clinton: Latin American drug cartels’ links to Iran, Hezbollah a concern

    03/04/2012 12:22:30 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 10 replies
    usopenborders.com ^ | March 3rd 2012
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced her concerns on Wednesday over intelligence reports that Latin American drug cartels are closely linked with Hezbollah and Iran, many within the U.S. law enforcement community were grateful that Obama Administration officials were finally acknowledging what cops already knew.
  • Some Democrats Are Wary of Occupy Wall Street (urging a softer tone)

    10/27/2011 6:37:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/27/11 | Alex Roarty
    Some Democrats Are Wary of Occupy Wall StreetBy Alex Roarty Oct 27 2011, 4:29 PM ET Pinched by a still sour economy and a deeply pessimistic public, President Obama and his Democratic allies are evincing a sharper, far more populist message as a defense against next year's Republican charge. Highlighted by a $450 billion proposal in Congress, paid for by taxing the wealthy, they have found a message tailor-made for their traditional base. But their new tone and, most notably, the emergence of the populist-fueled Occupy Wall Street movement, have left some Democrats worried. They are nervous that the president's...
  • Unions want to reopen budget talks with Malloy

    07/05/2011 4:11:24 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Trying to stop the layoffs of at least 6,000 workers, union leaders are asking Gov. Dannel Malloy to come back to the table to work out a concession agreement that will get passed by state workers. On Tuesday, the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition sent a letter to Malloy asking to reopen talks. Larry Dorman, a SEBAC said the leaders are not necessarily asking to "renegotiate" the labor savings and concessions agreement that failed to garner enough support for ratification. SEBAC leaders have not said specifically what would be part of a new concession agreement, but they are optimistic they...
  • Report: Bachmann ordered Ed Rollins to apologize to Palin’s team (privately)

    06/20/2011 2:27:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 252 replies
    HotAir ^ | Monday June 20, 2011 | AllahPundit
    Bachmann’s newly installed political team has had its own battles with message discipline — typified by campaign manager Ed Rollins’ recent comments alleging that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin hasn’t been “serious” over the last few years. After the incident, Bachmann was “very firm” with Rollins, according to an adviser to the congresswoman, telling him this should not happen again and that there should be “no more press”. Bachmann also demanded that Rollins call the Palin people and apologize. “She is definitely not tone deaf,” the source added. Bachmann’s move to limit her exposure in the wake of her debate...
  • Palin clarifies statement on Supreme Court ruling: ‘I wasn’t calling for any limit..'

    03/03/2011 8:29:20 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 173 replies
    Dailey Caller ^ | Thursday March 3, 2011
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin clarified remarks posted on Twitter this week in response to a Supreme Court ruling in favor of a church that demonstrates at military funerals, saying she was making a point about a double standard on free speech, not that the group shouldn’t have the right to protest. Her quote was interpreted by many news outlets, including The Daily Caller, to mean that she disagreed with the Supreme Court’s ruling, although in a new statement exclusive to TheDC, Palin said she agreed with the ruling in favor of the church. “Obviously my comment meant that when...
  • Barbara Walters Defends Sarah Palin: Blaming Her For Giffords Shooting 'Very Unfair'

    01/12/2011 6:14:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Newbusters ^ | 01/12/2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Sarah Palin found a very strange ally on Monday. With media outlet after media outlet disgracefully accusing the former Alaska governor of inciting Jared Lee Loughner to go on a shooting rampage in Tucson Saturday, Barbara Walters said on "The View," "To blame Sarah Palin as some are doing I think is very unfair to her" (video follows with transcript and commentary): CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR VIDEO
  • Hillary Clinton Pledges "Unshakeable" Bond With Israel

    03/16/2010 10:19:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 340+ views
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday hailed the "unshakeable bond" between the United States and Israel in an effort to quell the diplomatic spat that has rocked ties between Washington and its closest Middle East ally. "We have an absolute commitment to Israel's security. We have a close, unshakeable bond between the United States and Israel," Clinton told a news briefing. Her comments marked a turn after days of tough U.S. talk following Israel's announcement last week that it would approve construction of a housing project in East Jerusalem, a move which infuriated the Palestinians and put hopes for...
  • Jimmy Carter Offers Jews An ‘Al Chet’& Asks For Forgiveness

    12/21/2009 8:24:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies · 1,822+ views
    The Yeshiva World ^ | December 21, 2009 | Dov Gordon
    Former US President Jimmy Carter is asking for forgiveness of the Jewish community for forgiveness for any stigma he may have caused Israel. “…..I have the hope and a prayer that the State of Israel will flourish as a Jewish state within secure and recognized borders in peaceful co-existence with its neighbors and with all the Moslem States, and that this peaceful co-existence will bring security, prosperity and happiness to the people of Israel and to the people of the Middle East of all faiths. “We must recognize Israel’s achievements under difficult circumstances, even as we strive in a positive...
  • McCain says Chrysler unlikely to survive

    11/15/2009 6:58:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 2,677+ views
    The Detroit News | 2009-11-15
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  • Obama Seeks to Clarify 'Stupidly' Comment, Praises White Policeman

    07/24/2009 12:25:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies · 1,564+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 24, 2009
    President Obama stopped short of an apology to Sgt. James Crowley on Friday for saying he "acted stupidly" for arresting black Harvard scholar Henry Lewis Gates Jr., but said he should have chosen his words more carefully. At an impromptu appearance at the daily White House briefing, Obama said he spoke with Crowley over the phone, and said he wanted to share a beer with Crowley and Gates at the White House. "Because this has been ratcheting up and I helped contribute to ratcheting it up, I want to make clear that in my choice of words I unfortunately gave...
  • **Vanity** Rush beginning to question where Obama was born.

    06/30/2009 12:34:34 PM PDT · by Hoosier-Daddy · 340 replies · 10,038+ views
    KFYI | 6/30/09 | Hoosier-daddy
    Rush has questions where Obama was born, twice today. First was a joke: 'What does God and Obama have in common? Neither has a Birth Certificate'. The dam is breaking folks.
  • Mexico Installs Heat-Imaging Cameras at Airport to Detect Flu

    05/01/2009 11:25:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 501+ views
    Authorities at Mexico City's international airport said they have installed 10 heat-imaging cameras to catch any departing or arriving passengers with flu symptoms. Those passing through the facility were also first being asked to feel out a health questionnaire, spokesman Victor Mejia said on Thursday. The cameras showed passengers in colours corresponding to heat coming off parts of their body, he said, adding: "If the image is yellow, orange or red, doctors will take them to a third check point." There, a quick test would be carried out to see whether the passenger should be taken to hospital for an...
  • Ronald Reagan 2012

    04/22/2009 2:53:11 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 51 replies · 1,705+ views
    If you need your patriotic batteries recharged, your faith renewed, and your vision rekindled, watch these two videos:Part 1 Part 2
  • Actual headline: McCain: Stimulus plan 'full of unnecessary spending'

    02/06/2009 9:32:10 AM PST · by meandog · 69 replies · 3,054+ views
    [42 min ago ] (NECN: Washington) - Lawmakers have reportedly made progress on an economic recovery package and a vote could come as early as this afternoon. The economic stimulus plan has grown to $937 billion. Moderates have been circulating a list of cuts...
  • Catholic Bishops finally step up against abortion Democrats

    11/20/2008 5:21:26 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 51 replies · 1,218+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | November 20, 2008 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    America’s Catholic Bishops are making their voices heard on abortion. Seeing 52% of Catholics vote for Barack Obama, has shocked them into action. They are taking their fight directly to Catholic politicians who support and promote the destruction of innocent babies. The Bishops are starting at the top and sparing no one. They have publicly vowed to confront President elect Obama and his putatively Roman Catholic Vice President elect Joseph Biden on the issue of abortion. They are also warning all Catholics that supporting abortion is a sin. This is a new and encouraging development. In the past, the bishops...
  • Missouri virtually sure to give its electoral votes to McCain

    11/19/2008 11:50:11 AM PST · by flattorney · 35 replies · 1,786+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 19, 2008 | Dave Helling
    It looks like John McCain has won Missouri — the last state not marked in either red or blue on the electoral map. The Missouri secretary of state’s office said Tuesday night the Arizona Republican led President-elect Barack Obama by 4,355 votes out of 2,923,496 cast. Assuming the state certifies the count, it will place the overall electoral vote at 365 for Obama and 173 for McCain. The office said 3,159 provisional ballots remained to be added to those totals, but even if Obama won them all, McCain had a big enough margin to win the state’s 11 electoral votes....
  • Umbrage Lag - Two weeks on, Hillary condemns the MoveOn ad.

    09/26/2007 1:40:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 43+ views
    slate.com ^ | Sept. 24, 2007 | John Dickerson
    During Hillary Clinton's marathon of television performances Sunday, she was asked yet again about the MoveOn.org newspaper ad that questioned Gen. David Petraeus' truthfulness. Clinton had already been asked about the ad four times previously, but this time she had a new answer: She denounced it. "I don't condone anything like that, and I have voted against those who would impugn the patriotism and the service of the people who wear the uniform of our country," she told Tim Russert. "I don't believe that that should be said about General Petraeus, and I condemn that."
  • U.S. Attorneys Probe Decried As Hill "Hoax"

    08/17/2007 2:45:26 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 17 replies · 1,116+ views
    August 17, 2007 House Republicans are crying foul over the Democrats' probe into the U.S. attorneys' firings, calling it a "hoax" and a "shell game" that is aimed not at fact-finding but instead at influencing the 2008 elections. "There's a growing irritation among Republicans, because it's gone on so long. With all the digging you would expect to find something awkward or odd or unexplainable," said Rep. Chris Cannon, Utah Republican. Congressmen speaking on the record went only so far as to say that the investigation has yielded no results. Privately, Republican aides with intimate knowledge of the probe describe...
  • Houston immigration lawyer gets 4 years for visa fraud

    07/13/2007 7:50:05 PM PDT · by Dubya · 13 replies · 1,262+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 13, 2007 | SUSAN CARROLL
    A federal judge sentenced a Houston immigration lawyer to more than four years in prison Friday for her role in an elaborate Chinese visa fraud scheme. Yali Huang, 44, cried as she appealed to U.S. District Judge David Hittner moments before the sentencing. She was convicted of conspiracy and visa fraud in February after a two-and-a-half week jury trial that detailed a scheme to file false documents in support of temporary business visa and employment-based green card applications. "Nineteen years ago I came to this country to pursue the American dream," she said, standing before the judge in a green...
  • The liberal case against (Illegal) immigration.

    06/26/2007 4:34:02 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 22 replies · 824+ views
    Renew America ^ | 06/26/2007 | Ken Marotte
    The media have proven particularly adept at attributing anger over illegal immigration to conservatives. "[Agreement] is a striking show of support for a primary element of an immigration overhaul bill that has stalled in the Senate amid conservative opposition," reports the Los Angeles Times. CNN writer Peter Hamby similarly pens: "But no issue in recent memory has united conservative bloggers like the debate over immigration. Their frustration has culminated in a full-scale revolt against the Bush administration and a Senate bill that activists say does little to solve the country's border security problems." "This week," writes Brian Darling in National...
  • New immigration team makes 175 O.C. arrests (SoCal)

    06/22/2007 8:38:34 PM PDT · by TheDon · 204 replies · 2,068+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | June 22, 2007 | AMY TAXIN
    Operation this week marks start of team focused on tracking down illegal immigrants who evade court orders to leave. SANTA ANA – Immigration agents arrested 175 people this week in Orange County in an operation aimed at tracking down illegal immigrants who skirt court orders to leave the country. Revealed to the public today, it was the first action taken by a new seven-member Orange County fugitive operations team whose primary goal is to find and arrest undocumented immigrants who fail to leave when told or re-enter the country illegally after they were removed by authorities. In the hours before...
  • Ford Motor Company Captures Most Awards in 2007 Initial Quality Study

    06/06/2007 10:53:19 AM PDT · by eraser2005 · 56 replies · 1,108+ views
    J.D. Power ^ | 6/6/2007 | J.D. Power
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 6 June 2007 — Ford Motor Company garners five top model segment awards—more than any other automobile corporation this year, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) released today. In the study, Ford Motor Company earns model segment awards for the Ford Mustang, Lincoln Mark LT, Lincoln MKZ, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mercury Milan. “The 2007 IQS results contain some encouraging and positive news for Ford Motor Company,” said Neal Oddes, director of product research and analysis at J.D. Power and Associates. “Fourteen Ford Motor Company models place in the top three...
  • Nifong wants out

    01/12/2007 6:03:38 PM PST · by gigo · 61 replies · 1,852+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 12, 2007 | LARA SETRAKIAN
    Jan. 12, 2007— District Attorney Mike Nifong has requested that he have himself removed from prosecuting the Duke Lacrosse rape investigation, ABC News has learned.
  • Top immigration official says he'll cut down on state's illegally employed

    12/18/2006 5:08:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 643+ views
    PHOENIX - The new top immigration enforcement official in Arizona promised Monday to do more to cut down on the number of people working illegally in this country. Alonzo Peńa said he plans to start bringing criminal charges against firms that provide false papers to undocumented workers. Peńa said it is not enough simply to seek civil sanctions. But Peńa, who took over about two months ago as the special agent in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said he also wants to work cooperatively with employers who are trying to comply with the law. Peńa's comments came after a...
  • GOP Firing Back?

    10/13/2006 8:50:32 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 42 replies · 1,595+ views
    IBD ^ | Oct. 13, 2006 | IBD
    As Democrats refuse to let up on former Rep. Mark Foley, some Republicans are returning fire. But they'll have to do a lot more fighting back if they want to win on Election Day. Time and again Democrats prove themselves to be ferocious street fighters, especially in campaign season. When they get hit, they instinctively hit right back. For instance, it was more than 15 years ago that Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., was reprimanded for violating House rules to help his "roommate" Stephen Gobie, who was running a male prostitution service out of Frank's Washington apartment. Democrats didn't make Frank...
  • GOP Leaders Seek Probe of Berger Papers

    10/11/2006 11:51:57 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 217 replies · 7,292+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 10/11/2006 | ERICA WERNER/ AP
    A group of House Republicans called Wednesday for a congressional investigation into the improper handling of classified documents by President Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger. Berger admitted last year that he deliberately took classified documents out of the National Archives in 2003 and destroyed some of them at his office. He pleaded guilty in federal court to one charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material and was fined $50,000.
  • Regulators Crack Down on "Exotic" Mortgages

    09/30/2006 9:03:57 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 16 replies · 914+ views
    Maret Watch ^ | 9/29/2006 | Rex Nutting & Robert Schroeder,
    Lenders must consider borrowers' ability to pay the full cost of the loan WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Cracking down on exotic mortgages that have exploded in popularity in recent years, U.S. regulators told banks Friday that they've got to make sure that borrowers can actually pay back the full amount of the mortgage. Exotic products, such as interest-only or payment option adjustable rate mortgages, allow borrowers to trade lower initial payments for higher payments later. But such products have raised red flags at the Federal Reserve and other banking regulators as more institutions offer them and they become available to a...
  • Amnesty accuses Hezbollah of war crimes against Israelis (!)

    09/14/2006 8:40:07 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 30 replies · 767+ views
    afp ^ | 14-sep | afp
    LONDON - The militant Shiite group Hezbollah committed war crimes in its deliberate targeting of civilians in the recent conflict with Israel, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday. The London-based human rights group said the guerrillas fired nearly 4,000 rockets into northern Israel, killing 43 civilians, seriously injuring 33 others and forcing hundreds of thousands to take refuge or flee. About a quarter of all rockets — some packed with thousands of metal ball bearings — were fired directly into urban areas, it added in a document called “Under fire — Hezbollah’s attacks on northern Israel”. It was...
  • U.S. Muslims Warn of Threat From Within

    08/31/2006 1:52:32 PM PDT · by kellynla · 43 replies · 1,712+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Aug 31, 2006 | RACHEL ZOLL
    Islam teaches peace, they told anyone who would listen in news conferences, at interfaith services and, most famously, standing in a mosque with President Bush. But five years later, the target audience for their pleas has shifted. Now the faith's American leaders are starting to warn fellow Muslims about a threat from within. The 2005 subway attacks in London that investigators say were committed by British-born and -raised Muslims, and the relentless Muslim-engineered sectarian assaults on Iraqi civilians, are among the events that have convinced some U.S. Muslims to change focus. "This sentiment of denial, that sort of came as...
  • Lebanese army to deploy to south Lebanon

    08/11/2006 10:35:34 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 28 replies · 8,510+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/11/2006 | Associat Press
    The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1701 Friday evening, calling for a cessation of hostilities between Hizbullah and Israel. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will recommend to the cabinet that it accept the UNSC resolution at its weekly meeting Sunday. The resolution authorizes the deployment of 15,000 UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon in support of Lebanese army forces, which are to move into the region and replace Hizbullah in parallel with a withdrawal of Israeli forces. Israel is not required to withdraw until the deployment of UN and Lebanese forces begins. The new UN peacekeeping force, still under the...
  • Syria tells Hizbollah to stop rocketing Israel

    07/14/2006 10:06:06 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 53 replies · 1,824+ views
    LONDON - Syria is telling Lebanon’s Hizbollah movement to stop firing rockets at Israel in a conflict sparked by the capture of two Israeli soldiers, Syria’s ambassador to London said on Friday. Hizbollah, an Islamist group represented in the Lebanese government, wants to trade the captives for prisoners held in Israel. In an attempt to increase domestic pressure on Hizbollah, Israeli planes have attacked Beirut and southern Lebanon, killing at least 60 people. When asked whether Syria was telling Hizbollah to stop firing rockets at Israel, the ambassador, Sami Khiyami, told the BBC: “Of course.” “This is a movement that...
  • Senate panel OKs gay-marriage ban (FINALLY!!!)

    05/18/2006 2:49:31 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 163 replies · 4,019+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2006 | Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel advanced a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday as the committee chairman shouted "good riddance" to a Democrat who walked out of the tense session."If you want to leave, good riddance," The Senate Judiciary Chairman, Republican Arlen Specter, told Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russell Feingold, who refused to participate because, he said, the meeting was not sufficiently open to the public."I've enjoyed your lecture too. See you later, Mr. Chairman," Feingold told the Pennsylvania senator before storming out of the private room where the meeting took place. The testy exchange highlighted tensions over...
  • McKinney apologizes on House floor

    04/06/2006 11:25:10 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 60 replies · 2,666+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 6, 2006 | Bob Kemper
    Washington – With a federal grand jury considering whether to charge her with assault, Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia went on the House floor Thursday and apologized for her role in a scuffle with a Capitol Police officer last week. "There should not have been any physical contact in this incident," McKinney, surrounded by a handful of lawmakers, said. 'I want to categorically deny that I did anything wrong,' Rep. McKinney had said on WETA-FM in suburban Washington Wednesday. "I am sorry this misunderstanding happened at all and I regret its escalation and I apologize," McKinney said, drawing applause from...
  • Man Threatens Doctor After Penis-Enlargement Surgery

    04/05/2006 8:28:31 PM PDT · by Mannaggia l'America · 34 replies · 26,911+ views
    NBC10.COM ^ | 04/05/2006 | Unknown
    PHILADELPHIA -- A man pleaded guilty to weapons of mass destruction charges for sending a mail bomb to a Chicago surgeon he said botched his penile enlargement surgery, though his attorney questioned whether the charges fit the offense. Brett R. Steidler, 25, of Reamstown, Pa., mailed the explosive device in February 2005 because he was "extremely unhappy with the results" of the $8,000 surgery, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams said in court filings. Reamstown is in Lancaster County. But Steidler alerted authorities before the bomb arrived and it was retrieved from the mail and disarmed. His attorney, Luis A....
  • New Orleans to be emptied for next storm: officials

    03/28/2006 8:10:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 715+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/28/06 | Ned Randolph
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Everyone in New Orleans must evacuate the low-lying city the next time a hurricane threatens and no shelters will be offered for those who stay, officials said on Tuesday. Hoping to avoid a repeat of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when thousands struggled to survive after ignoring evacuation orders, they said planes, trains and buses would be used to move people out and the Superdome football stadium would not be open for refuge. "Today the population stands around 200,000 to 225,000 people in New Orleans," said Orleans Parish Homeland Security Advisor Terry Ebbert. "Our goal...
  • AP FRIDAY NIGHT CLARIFICATION ON BUSH/KATRINA VIDEO ('OVERTOPPED' NOT 'BREACHED')

    03/03/2006 4:51:36 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 168 replies · 9,651+ views
    Clarification: Katrina-Video story ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) _ In a March 1 story, The Associated Press reported that federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees in New Orleans, citing confidential video footage of an Aug. 28 briefing among U.S. officials. The Army Corps of Engineers considers a breach a hole developing in a levee rather than an overrun. The story should have made clear that Bush was warned about floodwaters overrunning the levees, rather than the levees breaking. The day before the storm hit, Bush was...
  • Security Council to Review Iran Nuke Case

    01/30/2006 6:58:23 PM PST · by ARealMothersSonForever · 21 replies · 564+ views
    AP via Yahooo ^ | January 30, 2006 | ANNE GEARAN
    LONDON - The United States and other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council agreed Tuesday that Iran should be hauled before that powerful body over its disputed nuclear program. China and Russia, longtime allies and trading partners of Iran, signed on to a statement that calls on the U.N. nuclear watchdog to transfer the Iran dossier to the Security Council, which could impose sanctions or take other harsh action. Foreign ministers from those nations, plus the United States, Britain and France, also said the Security Council should wait until March to take up the Iran case, after a formal...
  • Lions Reportedly Fire Mariucci

    DETROIT (AP) -- The disappointing Detroit Lions fired coach Steve Mariucci and some of his assistants on Monday, a team official told The Associated Press.
  • Bush plans anti-illegals campaign

    11/27/2005 10:27:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 188 replies · 2,950+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2005 | Bill Sammon
    President Bush today will call for a crackdown on illegal immigration, a move aimed at further rallying conservatives who recently cheered Mr. Bush's tough talk on Iraq and the Supreme Court. But the president will also renew his call for a program to allow Mexicans who have already entered the U.S. illegally to remain here for up to six years. That initiative has long angered conservatives who equate it with amnesty.
  • Emergency declared in Louisiana

    09/20/2005 4:12:29 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 84 replies · 3,500+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 September 2005
    GOVERNOR Kathleen Blanco declared a state of emergency in western Louisiana today and urged people to evacuate parts of the state due to the new threat of Hurricane Rita. "I have put the state on alert. We've declared another emergency ... for southwest Louisiana," Ms Blanco said. "We're urging people to evacuate," she said as Rita barrelled near southernmost Florida, gaining strength and heading west on a track that could take it close to the devastated Louisiana city. Emergency services have already begun evacuating residents of New Orleans, which is still a disaster area following Hurricane Katrina's August 29 hit,...
  • POPE APPROVES BARRING GAY SEMINARIANS

    09/19/2005 3:35:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 107 replies · 2,481+ views
    EWTN ^ | September 19, 2005
    Vatican, Sep. 19 (CWNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI has given his approval to a new Vatican policy document indicating that men with homosexual tendencies should not be ordained as Catholic priests. The new document-- which was prepared by the Congregation for Catholic Education, in response to a request made by the late Pope John Paul II in 1994-- will be published soon. It will take the form of an "Instruction," signed by the prefect and secretary of the Congregation: Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski and Archbishop Michael Miller. The text, which was approved by Pope Benedict at the end of August, says...
  • Bush hits U.N. corruption

    09/15/2005 7:26:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 4 replies · 568+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 16 September 2005 | Bill Sammon
    NEW YORK -- President Bush yesterday implored the United Nations to rid itself of corruption and scolded the global body for squandering the world's respect and making a mockery of human rights. "When this great institution's member states choose notorious abusers of human rights to sit on the U.N. Human Rights Commission, they discredit a noble effort and undermine the credibility of the whole organization," Mr. Bush told the U.N. General Assembly. In past years, Libya and Sudan have served on the commission. "If member countries want the United Nations to be respected and effective, they should begin by making...