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  • President Obama said yesterday:The debate over repealing this law is over. ACA is here to stay

    04/02/2014 8:37:25 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 4/2/14 | w kristol
    President Obama said yesterday: The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay. ... In the end, history is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security. Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America’s progress or our people. And that’s what the Affordable Care Act represents. As messy as it’s been sometimes, as contentious as it’s been sometimes, it is progress. What Republican will stand up today and say something like this: No, Mr. President. No way, Mr. President. We do not accept, we do...
  • Supreme Court Rules Police May Search A Home Without Obtaining A Warrant

    02/27/2014 6:01:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Russia Today via zerohedge ^ | 2/27/14 | Russia Today Tyler Durden
    If the most disturbing, if underreported, news from yesterday, was Obama's "modification" of NSA capabilities, which contrary to his earlier promises, was just granted even greater powers as phone recording will now be stored for even longer than previously, then this latest development from the Supreme Court - one which some could argue just voided the Fourth amendment - is even more shocking. RT reports that the US Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection of one occupant if that occupant has been removed from the premises. With its 6...
  • ESPN Host Fired for Allegedly Calling Co-Host ‘House N*gger’

    08/14/2013 9:51:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/14/13 | Andrew Kirell
    ESPN has fired Numbers Never Lie host and former NFL star Hugh Douglas after he purportedly called his co-host Michael Smith a “house n*gger” and an “Uncle Tom” during a drunken confrontation earlier this month. During the National Association of Black Journalists Convention earlier this month in Orlando, Douglas allegedly shouted the slurs at his co-host. Deadspin was the first to report on the incident: Douglas was, again, very drunk. Lots of people were drinking, so this was less of a big deal, but then he started making some movements toward the stage at the club. … One person told
  • Lawmakers in New York Tied to Bribery Plot in Mayor Race

    04/03/2013 4:48:56 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | MICHAEL WILSON and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    The two men sat in the state senator’s parked car in suburban Rockland County, but New York City was at the front of their minds and the focus of their conversation. What the senator, Malcolm A. Smith, wanted to do, the other man explained, was going to cost “a pretty penny.” “But it’s worth it,” replied Senator Smith, a Democrat, according to a transcript of the January meeting. “Because you know how big a deal it is.” His plan, described by federal prosecutors in a criminal complaint unsealed on Tuesday, was as ambitious as it was audacious. Mr. Smith was...
  • Sean Penn's Son Attacks Black Photographer (uses n-word)

    03/27/2013 9:35:27 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    Like father, like son. Hopper Penn, the 19-year-old son of Oscar winner Sean Penn, attacked a photographer yesterday. The assault brought back memories of his father's famous battles with the paparazzi. The young Penn upped his daddy's violent outbursts by hurling a homophobic and racial slur against the photographer in question, who is black, according to TMZ.
  • Early Show anchors are out as CBS shuffles its morning lineup (ObamaLover Harry Smith Out!)

    12/01/2010 4:05:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12/1/10 | Lisa de Moraes
    With CBS chief executive wife Julie Chen safely ensconced in CBS's new daytime gabfest "The Talk," CBS News got the all-clear to announce, just in time for the holiday season, that it was giving other members of "The Early Show" on-air team the old heave ho-ho-ho. Gone, as of Jan. 3, will be anchors Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez and weatherman Dave Price. The network wants you to know, however, that they will continue to be employed on air by CBS News - just elsewhere.
  • Clinton: 'The rich are not paying their fair share'

    05/28/2010 3:06:24 PM PDT · by huac · 24 replies · 724+ views
    Poliitico ^ | May 27, 2010
    "...Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a rare foray into domestic politics today, offering her view that — given America's high unemployment — wealthy Americans don't pay enough taxes..."
  • Pentagon warning Mexico could be on the verge of a rapid and sudden collapse

    01/15/2009 9:13:49 AM PST · by AuntB · 114 replies · 3,085+ views
    Lou Dobbs ^ | Jan. 14, 2009 | Lou Dobbs transcript
    DOBBS: The Defense Department has issued a warning about new security threats to this country. The Defense Department report shows Mexico and Pakistan could face a rapid and sudden collapse. Joining me now is Fred Burton, vice president for counter terrorism and corporate security at Statfor, also a former state department counterterrorist official. This is stark. ... this is truly troubling, that a -- one of our two closest neighbors could be facing this level of trouble. BURTON: Yes, it's no surprise to us at Stratford, we've been following this for quite sometime. The collapse in Mexico is quite systemic....
  • ZOGBY: MCCAIN MOVES INTO LEAD 48-47 IN ONE DAY POLLING

    11/01/2008 11:58:05 AM PDT · by Smogger · 30 replies · 1,606+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 11/1/2008 | Drudge
    ZOGBY SATURDAY: Republican John McCain has pulled back within the margin of error... The three-day average holds steady, but McCain outpolled Obama 48% to 47% in Friday, one day, polling. He is beginning to cut into Obama's lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Joe the Plumber may get his license after all...
  • Ali Abunimah is Likely Source of Secreted Obama/Khalidi/Ayers Tape

    10/30/2008 12:37:18 PM PDT · by jpeg82 · 43 replies · 2,820+ views
    www.debbieschlussel.com ^ | October 29, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    The Los Angeles Times has a copy of the tape, but won't release it because they said the source--whom I believe is Arab American Action Network (AAAN) founder and anti-Israel Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada--required it not be released as a condition of sharing it. That's because it likely shows Obama applauding an anti-Semitic, anti-Israel poem that was read at the dinner.
  • U.S. judge orders release of 17 Guantánamo detainees

    10/08/2008 10:20:55 AM PDT · by doc30 · 52 replies · 1,728+ views
    International Heral Tribune ^ | 10/8/2008 | BWilliam Glaberson
    A federal judge has ordered the Bush administration to release 17 detainees at Guantánamo by the end of the week, the first such ruling in nearly seven years of legal disputes over the administration's detention policies. The judge, Ricardo Urbina of U.S. District Court, ordered Tuesday that the 17 men be brought to his courtroom Friday from Guantánamo, where they have been held since 2002. He indicated that he would release the men, members of the restive Uighur Muslim minority of western China, into the care of supporters in the United States, initially in the Washington area. "I think the...
  • TOW-NAILING CHARLIE 'PARKER' (Rangel's car towed)

    09/19/2008 6:34:44 AM PDT · by Gomez · 33 replies · 163+ views
    NY Post ^ | DAPHNE RETTER
    WASHINGTON - Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel's Mercedes-Benz was towed yesterday from the House of Representatives parking space he had been using for years in violation of congressional rules. As a tow truck pulled away the 1972 silver sedan under the watchful eyes of five Capitol police officers, House Republicans voted almost unanimously to oust the Harlem Democrat from his chairmanship of the powerful Ways and Means Committee in the midst of several ethics scandals. The measure, however, failed. Rangel refused to answer questions about the car, whose registration expired in 2004 and which has sat in the House garage, covered...
  • AMERICANS SAY TO NO BABY BOND

    10/02/2007 7:42:07 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 35 replies · 111+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | October 2, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    When it comes to Hillary's baby bond scheme, she failed to mention that it would cost taxpayers $20 billion annually. But that's besides the point … A Rasmussen telephone poll found that 60% of likely voters oppose Hillary's plan to give every new born baby a $5,000 savings bond. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/voters_reject_clinton_baby_bond_proposal_by_2_to_1_margin Curiously, 65% of whites opposed the baby bond idea. 52% of minorities favored the baby bond idea. Well --- maybe that's not so curious – but I don't want to step on any ethnic toes here, do I? Now that this poll is out there, let's see if Hillary Rodham...
  • TSA Warns Airport Security About Terror Dry Runs

    07/25/2007 7:10:35 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 15 replies · 852+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2007
    WASHINGTON — Airport security officers around the nation have been alerted by federal officials to look out for terrorists practicing to carry explosive components onto aircraft, based on four curious seizures at airports since last September. The unclassified alert was distributed on July 20... The seizures at airports in San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston and Baltimore included "wires, switches, pipes or tubes, cell phone components and dense clay-like substances," including block cheese, the bulletin said. "The unusual nature and increase in number of these improvised items raise concern." Security officers were urged to keep an eye out for "ordinary items that...
  • House Passes Bill Requiring Troop Withdrawal Within 120 Days of Enactment

    07/13/2007 8:48:17 AM PDT · by stm · 42 replies · 770+ views
    Fox News ^ | 13 July 07 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House shrugged off another veto threat from President Bush in approving a measure requiring the withdraw U.S. troops by spring. Earlier, Bush ruled out any change in war policy before September. Democratic leaders engineered a 223-201passage of legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops to begin within 120 days, and to be completed by April 1, 2008. The measure envisions a limited residual force to train Iraqis, protect U.S. assets and fight Al Qaeda and other terrorists. The vote generally followed party lines: 219 Democrats and four Republicans in favor, and 191 Republicans and 10...
  • Romney Assailed For Ties To Porn Provider

    07/12/2007 9:00:34 AM PDT · by MountainFlower · 17 replies · 346+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW ^ | July 11, 2007 | Jim Brown and Jody Brown
    A leading pro-family activist in a key primary state is urging Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to distance himself from a corporation that is one of the largest distributors of pornographic videos and that has contributed thousands of dollars to his campaign. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has come under fire of late from pro-family conservatives for not doing enough to stop Marriott's sale of pornographic videos while he served on the hotel chain's board of directors. Romney has said he did not recall pornography coming up for discussion while he was on the Marriott board from 1992 to 2001....
  • Prison break Neo-Nazi captured (Tat-face murderer disarmed by Arby's patron)

    06/26/2007 9:43:07 AM PDT · by Stoat · 43 replies · 4,857+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | June 26, 2007 | LUCY WATERLOW
       Prisoner ... Curtis Allgier     Prison break Neo-Nazi captured By LUCY WATERLOWJune 26, 2007 THIS white supremacist prisoner killed a correction officer by wrestling a gun from him and shooting him in the head.  Heavily tattooed Curtis Allgier, whose body looks like that of Prison Break character Michael Schofield, then made his own escape bid.He led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle before his capture at a fast-food restaurant when a heroic customer grabbed his gun.Allgier, 27, whose many tattoos include a swastika and the words "skin head" on his face, was taken to jail to await charges and could face the death...
  • Daschle: Democrats will pick up seven U.S. Senate seats

    10/23/2006 2:53:40 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 79 replies · 2,268+ views
    Aberdeen news ^ | 10/23/06 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON - Former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle predicted on Monday that Democrats will pick up seven U.S. Senate seats this year and said his party needs to "restore the confidence that has been lost about Congress." Daschle, who was Senate Democratic Leader when he lost to Republican John Thune in 2004, also predicted his party would pick up around 25 seats in the U.S. House. "It looks awfully good," Daschle said on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Daschle said he hopes South Dakota voters will defeat a state ballot measure that would ban most abortions. "I think it is too extreme,"...
  • More of Carter's Little Pills

    08/28/2006 5:28:42 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 24 replies · 979+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 08/28/06 | david limbaugh
    When I wrote about Jimmy Carter's antics recently, some suggested I should quit wasting my time discussing someone so irrelevant. Well, I'd be happy to comply, except that their assumption is incorrect. What this misguided and increasingly bitter man says, especially on foreign soil, does matter. Don't forget that the Democratic Party leadership embraces Carter, as witnessed by his prominent role in the party's national convention, where he called President Bush -- in no uncertain terms -- a liar. Remember that when you're tempted to think of Carter as just a benign senior statesman. I'll concede Carter has done some...
  • Sheehan treated at Waco hospital

    08/11/2006 10:16:28 PM PDT · by momforbush · 90 replies · 2,166+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/12/06 | momforbush
    Sheehan treated at Waco hospital 10:26 PM CDT on Friday, August 11, 2006 Associated Press WACO – Anti-war demonstrator Cindy Sheehan was hospitalized Friday evening for dehydration and exhaustion after fasting for more than a month and protesting earlier this week in 100-degree weather, friends and relatives said. Sheehan was listed in stable condition at Providence Health Center in Waco. Brenda Mauk, a nursing supervisor, declined to say what Sheehan was being treated for and declined to release additional information. Sheehan was taken to the Waco hospital after friends picked her up Friday afternoon at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport,...
  • Tobacco May Kill 1 Billion This Century

    07/11/2006 8:14:03 AM PDT · by at bay · 63 replies · 1,125+ views
    Associate Press ^ | July 10, 2006 | Andrew Bridges
    Curbing tobacco use and taking other steps to eliminate some of the most common risk factors for cancer could save millions of lives over the next few decades, health officials said Monday. Tobacco alone is predicted to kill a billion people this century, 10 times the toll it took in the 20th century, if current trends hold. "In all of world history, this is the largest train wreck not waiting to happen," said John Seffrin, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society. Reducing tobacco use would have the single largest effect on global cancer rates, Seffrin and other health...
  • FBI Arrests 2 Pa. Senate Legislative Aides

    06/01/2006 9:46:30 AM PDT · by mondonico · 14 replies · 864+ views
    AP/Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 1, 2006 | MarieClaire Dale
    The FBI arrested two men who did computer work for a powerful state senator Wednesday on charges that they permanently deleted e-mails to thwart a federal investigation. Leonard P. Luchko and Mark Eister performed electronic "wipes" of computers at Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's Senate offices, his home at the New Jersey shore and at a nonprofit with deep ties to Fumo, authorities allege. "This was a deliberate, systematic and ultimately successful effort to interfere with a federal investigation," U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan said. "We have to assume that valuable information is lost forever."
  • Saudis Arrested On Florida School Bus After Giving Conflicting Reasons On Why They Hopped Aboard

    05/22/2006 7:18:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 141 replies · 3,601+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 22, 2006
    Athorities say two Saudi men who boarded a school bus full of children and gave conflicting reasons why they were there were arrested and held without bail. Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20, were charged with misdemeanor trespassing and were jailed after a judge said Saturday she wanted more background information on them. A hearing was scheduled Tuesday. The two men arrived in the country six months ago on student visas and are enrolled at the English Language Institute at the University of South Florida. Investigators said they boarded the school bus Friday, sat down and began...
  • Pat Robertson Predictions("Tsunami in the Pacific Northwest")

    05/18/2006 3:40:05 PM PDT · by kellynla · 68 replies · 4,165+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | May 18, 2006 | STAFF
    In another in a series of notable pronouncements, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says God told him storms and possibly a tsunami will hit America's coastline this year. Robertson has made the predictions at least four times in the past two weeks on his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded. Robertson said the revelations about this year's weather came to him during his annual personal prayer retreat in January. "If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms," Robertson said May 8. On Wednesday, he...
  • Verizon Denies Turning Over Local Phone Data

    05/17/2006 7:56:47 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies · 540+ views
    Verizon, the country's second-largest phone company, said yesterday that it had not provided local phone records to the National Security Agency as part of efforts to compile a database of calling records to track terrorist activities. The announcement, a day after BellSouth issued a similar statement, came in response to a report in USA Today last Thursday that the three biggest Bell companies had handed over their customer calling records to the security agency, including data on local calls, without warrants. But the statement by Verizon left open the possibility that MCI, the long-distance carrier it bought in January, did...
  • Watt arrested in D.C. protest

    05/17/2006 6:42:15 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 31 replies · 964+ views
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., of Charlotte and six other members of the Congressional Black Caucus were arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy on Tuesday while protesting the killing and starvation that continues in that African country's Darfur region. "We will not tolerate genocide," said caucus chairman Watt. "We are saying to Sudan: `This has to stop.' " The protesters' plan was to get arrested, Watt told the Observer, and they alerted Capitol Police beforehand that they would block the embassy entrance. Watt said the group was advised to stay off the sidewalk -- the jurisdiction of the District of...
  • Presidential Papers Found In Trash

    05/10/2006 10:57:52 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies · 1,501+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 10 MAY 2006 | CBS
    (CBS News) WASHINGTON A public sanitation worker in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday found a thick stack of papers with nearly every detail of President Bush's trip to Florida on the floor next to a big trash truck. The documents offer the exact arrival and departure time for Air Force One, Marine One and the back up choppers, Nighthawk 2 and 3, as Washington CBS affiliate WUSA-TV first reported. The documents also list every passenger on board each aircraft, from President Bush to the military attaché with the nuclear football. A spokesman traveling with Mr. Bush in Florida confirms the report...
  • Moussaoui Fails in Bid to Withdraw 9/11 Guilty Plea

    05/09/2006 6:03:48 AM PDT · by aculeus · 27 replies · 977+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2006 | By Jerry Markon, Washington Post Staff Writer
    Facing transfer to the nation's toughest federal prison, Zacarias Moussaoui served up what may be his final legal surprise yesterday: The al-Qaeda conspirator said he was not involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror plot after all and wants a new trial to prove it. His efforts were immediately rejected by a federal judge. In a motion in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Moussaoui sought to withdraw his guilty plea and be granted a new trial "to prove my innocence of the Sept. 11 plot.'' The filing came four days after he was sentenced to life in prison, a punishment...
  • Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D) to Announce Candidacy for President of the United States

    04/13/2006 8:43:29 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 61 replies · 1,598+ views
    To: Assignment Desk, Political Reporter, Daybook Editor Contact: Elliott Jacobson, 202-558-6394 or 202-460-8340 (cell) for Gravel for President 2008News Advisory: Former United States senator Mike Gravel (D-Alaska, 1969-1980) will announce his candidacy for the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States. WHEN: Monday, April 17, 10 a.m. EDTWHERE: The National Press Club, Zenger Room, 13th Floor, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20045Paid for by Mike Gravel for President 2008 http://www.usnewswire.com/-0-/© 2006 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/
  • Jesus and Judas Iscariot "partners in crime" according to Gnostic manuscript

    04/07/2006 6:08:52 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 23 replies · 497+ views
    No one in the Mainstream Media's willing to challenge Gnosticism. Folks, riding in the coattails of the "serious questions" raised by the self-proclaimed work of "historical" fiction, The DaVinci Code, the National Geographic Society now regales us with The Gospel of Judas, and the story on how the Society studied and interpreted a third century manuscript of a second century, perhaps even late first century work. This morning in NBC's The Today Show, Katie Couric gave a five minute, superficial look at the documentary which the Society is set to broadcast on its channel this coming Sunday. The show invited...
  • Man, 21, gets jail time for disorderly house(Jailed for his name being on the lease)

    03/20/2006 8:19:39 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 37 replies · 1,042+ views
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 3/20/06 | LORI PILGER
    Mike Herchenbach was sure he would get a fine. He’d pay a couple hundred dollars, like his roommates, and go on with his life, even though he wasn’t at the party that got out of hand at his rental house. After all, his name was on the lease. But what he didn’t expect, and hardly believed, was what Lancaster County Court Judge Gale Pokorny had in mind as his punishment for maintaining a disorderly house last Oct. 2. Herchenbach remembered his attorney from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reaching for a work-release form, which would get him out of jail so...
  • NATO TROOPS OPEN FIRE ON (CARTOON) PROTESTORS (3 Muslims Dead after Base attack)

    02/08/2006 7:51:35 AM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 22 replies · 732+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO peacekeepers exchanged gunfire with protesters who attacked their base Tuesday in another day of deadly demonstrations in Afghanistan over the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, officials said. Three demonstrators were killed. In neighboring Pakistan, 5,000 people chanting "Hang the man who insulted the prophet!" burned effigies of Denmark's prime minister and a cartoonist. Denmark Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen called the protests "a growing global crisis" and appealed for calm. The Danish paper Jyllands-Posten was the first to publish the drawings, in September.
  • US anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan hails Venezuela's Chavez **BARF ALERT**

    01/24/2006 4:15:25 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 65 replies · 1,713+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 23 Jan 06 | Staff
    CARACAS (AFP) - Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan, mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq, joined more than 10,000 anti-globalization activists in Caracas, where she hailed Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez. "I admire him for his resolve against my government and its meddling," said Sheehan, who gained notoriety when she camped outside US President George W. Bush's ranch last year to protest the Iraq war. She said she hoped to meet Chavez later in the week.
  • Holocaust Denier Irving Arrested

    11/18/2005 4:15:43 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 6 replies · 473+ views
    EJP ^ | 17 November 2005 | Jeremy Last
    Controversial British historian David Irving, who denies the Holocaust took place, is under arrest in Austria on a 1989 warrant issued over his negationist views, the country’s interior ministry said Thursday. Irving was detained after a routine check on a highway last Friday. The November 1989 warrant was issued by a Vienna court against Irving for being an apologist for the Nazi regime, Interior ministry spokesman Rudolf Gollia said, and to stop him taking part in a neo-Nazi meeting. The offence carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The right-wing historian was apparently on his way to a...
  • REBECCA BEACH BREAKS SILENCE on PROFESSOR JOHN DALY

    11/18/2005 2:19:09 PM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 66 replies · 5,061+ views
    This is the nasty professor who went after this female freshman for inviting Scott Rutter to speak at their local community college. The professor went on to say that our soldiers should execute their commanding officers in Iraq. Rebecca Beach, the student involved, told her side of the story today in New York on Kevin McCullough's show. She is slated to be on Hannity and Colmes tonight .
  • Illegal Aliens Arrested at Wal-Mart Construction Site

    11/18/2005 9:12:11 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 83 replies · 1,383+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, Nov. 18, 2005 | NewsMax.com Wires
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Federal immigration agents detained more than 100 workers at a construction site for a new Wal-Mart distribution center, authorities said. The workers, who Wal-Mart said were employed by a subcontractor and not by the retailing giant, were detained Thursday on suspected immigration violations, said Department of Homeland Security spokesman Marc Raimondi. They were being taken to Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers for processing, he said. More than 50 federal immigration agents, joined by the U.S. Labor Department, Social Security Administration and state police, raided the construction site near Pottsville, about 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Wal-Mart...
  • Saddam Smacked!

    11/17/2005 6:57:50 AM PST · by stm · 24 replies · 996+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/17/05 | AP
    BAGHDAD - Two court employees attacked Saddam Hussein and punched him several times after he cursed two Shiite Islam saints, state-run Iraqi television reported yesterday. Al-Iraqiya television, quoting people close to the investigative judges, did not say when the incident occurred. However, Saddam's lawyers said in July that their client was attacked during an interrogation session. The chief investigative judge dealing with Saddam denied the claims at the time. The smackdown reportedly came as Saddam discussed a Shiite uprising in 1991 in Karbala. As his forces crushed the revolt, killing tens of thousands, the shrines of half brothers Imam Hussein...
  • Where the WMDs Went

    11/17/2005 2:51:19 AM PST · by bornacatholic · 1 replies · 249+ views
    Front Page ^ | 11/16/05 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Bill Tierney, a former military intelligence officer and Arabic speaker who worked at Guantanamo Bay in 2002 and as a counter-infiltration operator in Baghdad in 2004. He was also an inspector (1996-1998) for the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) for overseeing the elimination of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles in Iraq. He worked on the most intrusive inspections during this period and either participated in or planned inspections that led to four of the seventeen resolutions against Iraq. FP: Mr. Tierney, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Tierney: Thanks for the opportunity. FP: With the...
  • Eureka Teenager First Female Designated "Sexually Dangerous"

    10/27/2005 10:00:32 AM PDT · by null and void · 77 replies · 2,408+ views
    WHOI-19 (ABC) ^ | Oct. 26, 2005 | Monica Landeros - Woodford County
    “Sexually dangerous,” that’s what a Woodford County teenager is being labeled by the State of Illinois. She's also the first female in the state with that designation. 17-year old Tammy Wheeler of Eureka has been designated “sexually dangerous” after being charged with fondling two young boys earlier this year. According to Woodford County Court documents Wheeler admitted to fondling other children before that incident. The documents say she suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder from physical and sexual abuse in her childhood, and has uncontrollable sexual urges. State's Attorney Mike Stroh says during interviews Wheeler said she would continue to molest...
  • Student who sat for Mexican Anthem rebuked

    10/07/2005 3:42:08 AM PDT · by Man50D · 40 replies · 1,491+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 10/07/2005
    A high-school senior who stayed seated during the playing of the Mexican National Anthem at a campus ceremony – fearing if he stood he might jeopardize his upcoming enlistment in the U.S. military – was reprimanded and sent to the school office. The 17-year-old son of Robert Bedard of Elgin, Ill., a Chicago suburb, made the choice to stay seated during a ceremony honoring Mexican Independence Day at Larkin High School last month, the Daily Herald reported. Bedard says his son was in the process of enlisting in the military and feared honoring another nation's anthem might jeopardize his status....
  • UN prosecutor says Vatican aiding war criminal

    09/21/2005 8:41:46 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 18 replies · 456+ views
    ISN SECURITY WATCH (21/09/05) - The UN’s chief war crimes prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia, Carla del Ponte, suggested on Monday that Croat war crimes suspect General Ante Gotovina was hiding out in one of the country’s Catholic monasteries and blamed the Vatican for aiding and abetting a fugitive. “I have information he [Gotovina] is hiding in a Franciscan monastery and so the Catholic Church is protecting him. I have taken this up with the Vatican and the Vatican refuses totally to cooperate with us,” Del Ponte told the British Daily Telegraph. She said the Vatican could determine Gotovina’s exact...
  • Anyone going to Baltimore Cindy Sheehan stop?

    09/20/2005 4:32:18 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 22 replies · 571+ views
    Just want to see who is going. I might decide to stop up there.
  • Favre learns family home destroyed in Mississippi

    08/31/2005 7:04:22 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 27 replies · 720+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 31, 2005 | Associated Press
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - The family home of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre was destroyed in Kiln, Mississippi, by Hurricane Katrina. According to the team, Favre said his mother reported spending the night in the family attic along with his grandmother. That's after the house filled up with water within a matter of five or ten minutes. The water finally receded enough that she was able to leave the family home and go to his brother's nearby house. The Packers play tomorrow night in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans.
  • Anne Bancroft dead

    06/08/2005 5:09:31 AM PDT · by ko_kyi · 37 replies · 1,147+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 7, 2005 | Dino Hazell
    NEW YORK - Anne Bancroft, who won the 1962 best actress Oscar as the teacher of a young Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" but achieved greater fame as the seductive Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate," has died. She was 73. She died of uterine cancer on Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital, John Barlow, a spokesman for her husband, Mel Brooks, said Tuesday. Bancroft was awarded the Tony for creating the role on Broadway of poor-sighted Annie Sullivan, the teacher of the deaf and blind Keller. She repeated her portrayal in the film version. Yet despite her Academy Award and...
  • FBI says murder rate fell nearly 6 percent

    12/14/2004 8:19:12 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 10 replies · 225+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 14, 2004
    Murders in the United States declined by nearly 6 percent in the first half of the year after rising for four straight years, the FBI reported yesterday. Almost all other crimes also declined. Overall, violent crime was down 2 percent in the first six months of the year compared with the same period of 2003, according to preliminary figures provided to the FBI by more than 10,700 state and local police agencies.