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  • Jeb! Donation Letter

    12/22/2015 6:58:24 AM PST · by · 7 replies
    12/22/15 | Joe Webb
    Jeb! Donation Letter: I know it's hard asking for money when you're at 3% but everybody's on my ass… My dad and brother think I'm a total loser… Even my punk-ass son we helped get elected to Texas Land Commissioner wants to change his last name – to Trump... I now know what Hitler felt like while in the bunker during the Fall of Berlin... His big problem was listening to that idiot Joseph Goebbels. And we all know what happened to those two... You might be surprised to know that I've got my own idiot I listen to. His...
  • GOP's McCarthy dropping out of race for House speaker: NBCNews

    10/08/2015 9:31:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 |
  • McCarthy is OUT!

    10/08/2015 9:32:22 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 30 replies
    free republic ^ | 10/8/15 | jdsteel
    Now THIS is getting interesting!!!!!
  • BREAKING: French train attack hero Spencer Stone

    10/08/2015 8:09:54 AM PDT · by SweetAkitoRose · 222 replies
    CBS Evening News Twitter feed ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | CBS Evening News Twitter
    BREAKING: French train attack hero Spencer Stone was repeatedly stabbed last night, is in critical condition, Any other reports on this?
  • Boehner Resigns (Not yet but in Oct)

    09/25/2015 6:33:49 AM PDT · by DugwayDuke · 80 replies
    Boehner Resigns.
  • Donald Trump Kicks Univision Anchor Out of Event

    08/25/2015 4:19:48 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 106 replies
    Variety ^ | Aug 25, 2105 | Maane Khatchatourian
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was thrown out of a Donald Trump event on Tuesday when he tried to ask the GOP presidential candidate a question. Ramos, who recently accused Trump of spreading hate over his controversial remarks on immigration, was immediately removed from the early evening press conference by security in Iowa.
  • Scott Walker's policies 'tightening the noose' around blacks, Gwen Moore says

    08/24/2015 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Monitor · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug. 24, 2015 | Associated Press
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says that Republican Gov. Scott Walker's policies are "tightening the noose, literally, around African Americans." ... She says Walker's opposition to raising the minimum wage, requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, and requiring drug testing for public aid recipients disproportionately hurts African Americans.
  • Obama orders flags lowered to honor Tennessee victims, after criticism

    07/21/2015 10:06:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Fox ^ | July 21, 2015
    resident Obama has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff at the White House and federal buildings across the country to honor the victims of last week's shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn., after facing pressure from lawmakers and others. In a proclamation issued early Tuesday afternoon, Obama said of the Chattanooga victims, "We honor their service. We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that has come together with an unmistakable message to those who would try and do us harm: We...
  • Man armed with AR-15 stands guard at Virginia military recruiting offices

    07/21/2015 8:01:39 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 19 replies
    MyFOXDC ^ | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 1:56 PM EST | By Emily Miller, FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter
    WINCHESTER, Va. - The horrific murder of four Marines and one Navy petty officer in Chattanooga showed the vulnerability of military recruitment centers. They are in public locations, and by law, they are gun free zones -- meaning the military that are there are not allowed to carry their weapons. As the country realized the Marines that were killed were unarmed at the recruiting center, people have started showing up to provide security. At 8 a.m. Friday morning, one man decided to spend his day off standing guard outside of a military recruitment center in Winchester, Virginia. He is not...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Wasnt Given a Subpoena, but a Document Suggests Otherwise

    07/08/2015 4:51:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 8, 2015 | By Maggie Haberman
    Representative Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican who is chairman of the House subcommittee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Wednesday released a copy of a subpoena sent to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a day after she said in an interview that a subpoena was never issued. Mrs. Clintons aides did not immediately respond Wednesday to a request for comment. There have been several inquiries into the terrorist attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, which killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya. Mrs. Clinton has described these inquiries as partisan witch hunts.
  • Trading halted on NYSE floor

    07/08/2015 8:51:02 AM PDT · by Raebie · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 8, 2015 | CNBC
    Trading in all symbols was temporarily halted on the New York Stock Exchange floor Wednesday due to an apparent technical issue. "NYSE/NYSE MKT has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols. Additional information will follow as soon as possible," the NYSE said in a statement on its status page. A technical issue caused the trading halt, Reuters reported, citing a source. Trading stopped around 11:30 a.m. ET. The Nasdaq reported no technical issues and said it continues to trade NYSE-listed stocks. "It's been a little bit of a bumpy day. We had some technical problems even before the opening," said Art...
  • Obama shuts down White House heckler: 'You're in my house!'

    06/24/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-24-2015 | Kein Liptak
    President Barack Obama is used to hecklers stopping him during speeches -- but he draws the line when the audience interrupts him in his own house. As Obama was speaking at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month on Wednesday, an accented voice rang out from the crowd. Obama wasn't amused. "Shame on you," he told his heckler, who was protesting deportations under the Obama administration. Obama responded, "Listen you're in my house ... it's not respectful." The interruption persisted, however, and Obama asked for the heckler to be removed from the East Room. "As a general rule I...
  • Dick Van Patten 'Eight Is Enough' Star Dies at 86

    06/23/2015 3:23:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 13 replies
    TMZ ^ | 23 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Dick Van Patten, best known for playing the dad on the classic TV show "Eight Is Enough," died Tuesday morning in Santa Monica. Van Patten's rep released a statement Tuesday, saying, "I am sorry to report this sad news. His family will not be doing any press at this time." He reportedly died of complications from diabetes. Read more:
  • BREAKING: MASS RIOTS Emergency Situation at Metlife Stadium (VIDEO)

    06/07/2015 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/7/15 | Jim Hoft
    RIOTING broke out at MetLife Stadium tonight at the Summer Jam Concert. It was a hip hop/rap concert hosted by Hot 97. Tyson TrishVerified account ‏@tysontrish OC gas being deployed outside MetLife Stadium Summer Jam concert @NorthJerseybrk East Rutherford, NJ Protesters threw bottles and glass objects at the police.East Coast 911 reported: EastRutherford Personnel continue to operate at MetLife Stafium, the venue for the Hot 97 Summer Jam music event this evening, where a riot & multiple fights broke out this evening. Law Enforcement personnel have had bottles/glass & other objects thrown at them. At least 1 trooper has been...
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes, ending 37-year Triple Crown drought

    06/06/2015 5:35:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies ^ | 6-6-2015 |
    American Pharoah became the first horse in over three decades Saturday to earn the Triple Crown, placing 1st in the Belmont Stakes after winning the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby earlier in the season. In one of the sporting world's rarest feats, the bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a...
  • Report: Chinese hackers stole data from up to 4 million Federal Employees

    06/04/2015 2:48:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    BI ^ | 6-4-2015 | Maxwell Tani and AP
    The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of an unprecedented data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records. According to the Washington Post, Chinese hackers breached the Office of Personnel Management in December and gained access to personal information of up to 4 million current and former employees. A congressional aide familiar with the situation, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to discuss it, says the OPM and the Interior Department were hacked. A second U.S. official who also declined to be identified said the data breach could potentially affect...
  • Nine dead in violent clash between rival biker gangs at Texas restaurant.

    05/17/2015 3:56:32 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 324 replies ^ | 5/17/2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Nine people have been killed and 18 hospitalized in a shoot-out between rival biker gangs at a recruitment event in a Texas restaurant on Sunday afternoon. What started as a physical fight in the bathroom spilled out into the bar and rapidly escalated to involve chains, clubs, knives and gunfire across Twin Peaks Bar and Grill in Waco, local media reports. Diners, including young children, scrambled and many took shelter in the freezer as hundreds of gang members ran rampage around the booths, according to KXXV.
  • 6 Dead, Over 140 Hurt After Amtrak Train Derails, Rolls on Side in Philadelphia

    05/13/2015 4:56:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    NBC ^ | May 13, 2015
    At least six people were killed and over 140 people hurt after an Amtrak train, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, derailed and rolled onto its side in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials. The death toll from the crash rose to six Wednesday morning when Temple University Hospital officials confirmed one patient had died of their injuries overnight. 54 patients were treated at Temple, 25 remained hospitalized Wednesday morning including eight patients in critical condition, chief medical officer Dr. Herbert Cushing said at a briefing. -excerpt- The derailment occurred at almost the exact...
  • State Department wont rule out $50B signing bonus for Iran (Bharf alert!)

    04/21/2015 7:12:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | Adam Kredo
    The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called "signing bonus" for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds. Experts have said this multi-billion dollar "signing bonus" option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory. A cash release of $30 to $50 billion upon reaching a final nuclear agreement would...
  • 6 Somali-Americans Arrested in ISIS Recruiting Case

    04/20/2015 8:00:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2015 | SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON Six young Somali-American men were arrested on Sunday in what may be the largest case to date involving recruiting in the United States for the Islamic State, law enforcement officials said on Monday. All six are Somali-Americans ages 19 to 21, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity before a news conference planned in Minneapolis on Monday morning to announce the charges. Four men were arrested in Minneapolis and two in San Diego, they said. A few dozen Americans have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State, also known as ISIL...
  • NC Mans Obituary Urges Friends And Family Not To Vote For Clinton In 2016

    04/20/2015 6:53:08 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 4/19/2015 | Associated Press SYNDICATE
    A North Carolina mans obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. And dont vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
  • Russia lifts ban on S-300 missile system delivery to Iran

    04/13/2015 7:37:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 4-13-2015 | BBC
    Russia has lifted a ban on supplying Iran with a sophisticated air defence missile system, the Kremlin has said. Delivery of the S-300 system was cancelled in 2010 after the UN imposed sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme. But the Russian president gave the go-ahead after Tehran struck a deal with world powers curbing nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.
  • News conference to begin shortly on Bergdahl charges

    03/25/2015 12:27:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    He will be charged with desertion among other charges.
  • France plane crash: At least 148 on board French Prime Minister: Probably no survivors

    03/24/2015 5:32:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies ^ | 03/24/2015
    (CNN) - A Germanwings Airbus A320 plane carrying at least 148 people crashed Tuesday in mountainous southeastern France, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told reporters. Valls said he fears those aboard the flight from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany -- 142 passengers and six crew members -- may be dead. French President Francois Hollande also said no survivors were expected. The plane crashed near Digne les Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence region, Valls said."The conditions of the accident are not yet clear but lead us to believe there will be no survivors," Hollande said. The crash happened...
  • BREAKING: After Scrapping AR-15 Ammo Ban, ATF Director B. Todd Jones Resigning

    03/20/2015 11:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | March 20, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE: ATF has officially confirmed Jones' departure without stating a specific reason for his resignation.  B. Todd Jones to depart @ATFHQ.— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) March 20, 2015 “ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day,” said Jones. “I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combatting violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe," Jones said in a statement. “I will truly miss leading and working side-by-side with these men and women in their pursuit of ATF’s unique law enforcement and regulatory...
  • 2 officers shot at protest outside Ferguson Police Department

    03/12/2015 6:08:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | 03/12/2015 | AP
    FERGUSON, Mo. -- Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the city's police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court. A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference. Both were taken to a hospital, where Belmar said they were conscious. He said he did not have further...
  • Obama Amnesty Plan: Legalize Foreigners, Take Over the Host, Push Citizens into the Shadows

    03/05/2015 8:58:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Defy and Nullify: The alternative is to walk legally and quietly into that good night, going out not with a bang but a whimper, muttering something about 2016, the Supreme Court and pixie dust It was supposed to be a phone call for Obama administration ears only. But hear it the radio host did, she says. And what she heard should make your blood run coldand perhaps your rage hot. Obamas amnesty plan is to use illegal aliens as seedlings, said the federal officials. They will navigate, not assimilate, as they take over the host, create a country within a...
  • Activists: IS militants kidnap dozens of Christians in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday. The Sunni extremists, who follow a radical interpretation of Islam, have repeatedly targeted religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq since seizing control of large swaths of both countries. The group's fighters have ransacked churches, demolished Shiite and Sunni Muslim shrines, and enslaved women of the Yazidi community, a tiny sect IS considers heretical. The latest assault began before dawn on Monday, when the militants swept through the villages...
  • American woman hostage held by ISIS 'killed by Jordanian air strike'

    02/06/2015 9:33:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2015 | John Hall
    Islamic State militants have released a statement claiming that a female American aid worker has been killed during a Jordanian air strike, it has been reported. The 26-year-old woman is understood to be the last US hostage held by the terror group, which had been demanding $6.6 million for her release. Her death is not yet been verified by independent sources and it is unclear when she might have been killed by missiles from a Jordanian war plane or whether she was executed by militants, the Site Intelligence Group reported.
  • 257,000 jobs added in Jan.; unemployment rate ticks up to 5.7%

    02/06/2015 5:45:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/6/15 | Christopher S. Rugaber
    .....The unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent from 5.6 percent. But thats not necessarily a bad thing. More Americans began looking for jobs, though not all found work. Their job hunting suggests they are more confident about their prospects.
  • Saudi Arabia's 'reformer' King Abdullah dies

    01/22/2015 3:32:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    KHOG-TV ^ | January 22, 2015
    (CNN) Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud has died, according to an announcement on Saudi state TV. He was 90. The next king will be Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, state television reported. The announcement of his death comes several weeks after the state-run Saudi Press Agency said Abdullah was suffering from pneumonia and had been admitted to the hospital....
  • James Garner Dead -- Legendary Actor Dies at 86

    07/20/2014 9:28:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 7/19/2014 | unknown
    Legendary actor James Garner -- star of "The Rockford Files" and "The Notebook" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us an ambulance was dispatched to the actor's home in Los Angeles around 8PM Saturday evening ... and he was found dead when they arrived on scene.
  • Why Steve Jobs Always Announced Things In Threes

    07/02/2012 12:33:21 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 24 replies
    The Cult of Mac ^ | John Brownlee
    Have you ever heard of the Rule of Threes? Its a guideline used widely in writing and communicating that dictates that your message is clearer and more effective when you can convey it in three parts. For example, in the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that every American had an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Drop any one of those, and the sentence is somehow less effective. You know who else was a big fan of the Rule of Threes? Steve Jobs. Over at Forbes, Carmine Gallo writes: Steve Jobs applied the Rule of...
  • Planned Parenthood's "Abortions Are Just 3%" Claim is False

    01/03/2012 8:45:03 AM PST · by julieee · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 3, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood's "Abortions Are Just 3%" Claim is False As were all VERY familiar with by now, Planned Parenthood absolutely insists that abortions only comprise 3% of their services. Now, even if this were an accurate representation of the truth, it would be abhorrent.
  • Demanding justice for the Gunwalker Conspirators ("Holder Lied People Died" Gunwalker protest)

    10/07/2011 10:52:10 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 13 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 07 October, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    CBS reports: Obama to embark on bus tour to sell Jobs Act. "North Carolina and Virginia." Hmmm. Folks, it is time to dog Obama's ass in public about the Gunwalker cover-up. Any and every Threeper, Second Amendment activist, Tea Partier, and unaffiliated patriot who can get a piece of cardboard and a magic marker ought to line the bus route and the speech venues of Obama with signs that say "Holder lied and people died!" or whatever other sentiment you wish convey related to the Gunwalker Plot. Obama shouldn't be able to show his guilty face in public without somebody...
  • Mark Ritchie File 3 Who Funds Minnesota's Radical Secretary of State? Socialists, Communists

    11/17/2010 8:06:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 11/17/10 | Trevor Loudon
    Mark Ritchie File 2 hereYou can tell a lot about a politician's true allegiances by identifying who funds him. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie poses as a moderate, but is in fact an hard core leftist, with ties to several socialist organizations. This becomes important, because part of Ritchie's job is to oversee electoral recounts. In 2009 Ritchie gave a crucial Senate seat to leftist and former comedian Al Franken, though his Republican opponent was ahead on election night. Soon Ritchie will oversee a recount that could put his long time colleague and fellow leftist Mark Dayton into the...
  • Army vet billed $3,000 for war wounds

    03/26/2009 10:08:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1,325+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/26/09 | Wayne Drash
    Erik Roberts, an Army sergeant who was wounded in Iraq, underwent his 13th surgery recently to save his right leg from amputation. Imagine his shock when he got a bill for $3,000 for his treatment. Army Sgt. Erik Roberts was badly wounded in Iraq with two comrades in April 2006. 1 of 3 "I just thought it was bull---- that I'm getting billed for being wounded in Iraq doing my job. I always put the mission first, and now that I was wounded in Iraq, they're sending me bills," he said.
  • Obama's Foreign Policy???

    11/06/2008 11:54:39 PM PST · by Lilpug15 · 18 replies · 1,587+ views
    Is this for real? BTW - Bush is bashed about 7 times in this - there could be more that I missesd.
  • Three-year-old Sarah Palin fan says "You BETCHA!" (on video)

    11/02/2008 8:25:00 AM PST · by TheFourthMagi · 10 replies · 1,688+ views
    YouTube ^ | November 1, 2008 | YouTube
    This is quite real, 8 seconds long, and adorable. Join this young Sarah Palin fan and vote Sarah into the White House November 4th! To watch the video, click right here. I recommend sending the link to this video to everyone that you have an email address for. It offers a good opportunity to make a constructive pitch for electing Sarah along the lines of "Hi, I ran across this really charming video and wanted to share it with you. I have decided to vote for Sarah and John because of all the shared values and their commitment to making...
  • High School Musical 3: 2008 Election Edition

    10/24/2008 4:54:49 PM PDT · by TheReligiousConservative51 · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Youtube ^ | 10/24/08 | SimplySpoons
  • VIP visit prompts removal of 'Dale Trail' signs in Kannapolis

    07/25/2008 7:17:24 PM PDT · by lwd · 13 replies · 262+ views
    The Salisbury Post ^ | Friday, July 25, 2008 2:22 PM | Jessie Burchette
    The city of Kannapolis is taking its "Dale Trail" banners down at the request of Castle & Cooke, the developers of the N.C. Research Center and they won't be going back up. According to e-mails, California billionaire David Murdock, owner of Castle & Cook, is coming to town Saturday with a very important guest and wants to put the "best face on the city." The banners along with a statue in Cannon Village honor the town's most famous native, Dale Earnhardt, who died in a last lap wreck in the Daytona 500 in 2001. And according to the e-mails,...
  • Just wondering: How many Clintons will get to speak at the Dem Convention?

    06/06/2008 7:16:55 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 11 replies · 110+ views
    one man's opinion...
    Here's an interesting dilemma for Obama. Assume, as appears likely, that he will NOT choose Hillary as his running mate, then he has another tough problem on his hands. How many Clintons will get to speak at the DNC, and more importantly, in what time slots? Can he afford to allow both Hillary AND Bill ( How many times will Bubba use the word "I" in his address) prime-time exposure? And who's more important, a former President who until recently was the darling of the party faithful, or the candidate whom he narrowly beat, and has been making his life...
  • Pastor in Danger After Risky Van Purchase

    07/28/2007 11:35:25 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 4 replies · 329+ views
    Team Tominthebox News Network ^ | 26 July, 2007 | Tom Slawson
    DAYTONA, FL - When you visit Orange Grove Baptist Church, the first thing you see is a lot of the number three. The number is on the cars, on the trucks, in the nursery, and even in the worship center. You may think, "Wow, they really like the Trinity here." They may, but that is not the reason for the ubiquitous 3. "We really like Dale Earnhardt, and we know he is part of 'Heaven's Racing Team,'" said deacon Frank Drake. This type of obsession is probably harmless in most places, but not in Daytona, a hotbed of NASCAR. However,...
  • Treasury Sacks 3-Year Notes

    05/02/2007 6:58:22 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 33 replies · 596+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | May 2, 2007 | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury, Citing Progress Against Budget Deficit, Says It Is Dropping the 3-Year Note WASHINGTON (AP) -- With budget deficits improving, the government said Wednesday it is discontinuing sales of three-year Treasury notes. The Treasury Department said the last auction of three-year notes will occur next week as part of the regular series of quarterly debt auctions used to help finance the $8.8 trillion federal government debt. The government's borrowing needs peaked in the 2004 budget year, when the federal deficit hit an all-time high in dollar terms of $413 billion. Since that time, the deficit has declined for three straight...
  • Amputee Found Fit to Be Firefighter

    03/15/2007 11:52:44 AM PDT · by Cagey · 16 replies · 512+ views
    Amputee Found Fit to Be Firefighter for New Jersey City After Doctor Turned Him Down PATERSON, N.J. Mar 14, 2007 (AP) Nearly a year after a city doctor said an amputated leg was the only reason Isaac Feliciano wasn't fit to become a firefighter, he got clearance to pursue his boyhood dream. A state panel on Wednesday ordered that Feliciano be allowed to enter training as a Paterson firefighter despite losing his left leg below the knee as a young child. Feliciano, who wears a prosthetic leg, said he was excited and relieved at the ruling from the state Merit...
  • Saddam to hang within 30 days (Calls for TV-On Drudge)

    12/26/2006 7:01:04 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 57 replies · 1,756+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | December 27, 2006 | Brian Whitaker
    Saddam Hussein could be hanged within days after the rejection of his appeal by Iraq's highest court yesterday. The former Iraqi dictator was sentenced to death in November over the killing of 148 Shia Muslims from the town of Dujail in 1982. He is facing another trial accused of genocide against the Kurds - but that may now never be completed. The death sentence from the first trial must be implemented within 30 days, the chief judge, Aref Shahin, said yesterday, hinting that it could come even sooner: "From tomorrow, any day could be the day of implementation." Iraq's prime...
  • Mexican man will get 3.5 years for stealing car, dragging cop

    09/20/2006 4:27:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 441+ views
    BISBEE A Mexican man pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges he stole a pickup truck and dragged a Sheriffs deputy during a March traffic stop in Huachuca City, breaking the deputys ankle in the process. Hugo Rodrguez Pelagio, 24, of Tangancicuaro, Michoacan state, will serve three years in prison and pay up to $200 in restitution as part of a plea agreement with the state. According to an arrest report from the Sheriffs Department, Rodrguez Pelagio was stopped at about 2:38 a.m. on March 21 as he was driving with an unidentified passenger along Highway 90 northbound in a...
  • Ron Isley Gets 3 Years for Tax Evasion

    09/05/2006 11:21:33 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 2,201+ views ^ | 9 5 06 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Ronald Isley has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for tax evasion. The 65-year-old R&B singer was also ordered to pay $3.1 million in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Conte. Isley was convicted last year of five counts of tax evasion and one count of willful failure to file a tax return. During Friday's hearing, defense attorney Anthony Alexander argued that Isley should receive probation instead of prison time because of complications from a stroke and a recent bout with kidney cancer. Alexander also pleaded for...
  • Three Coalition Force Soldiers Injured, Insurgents Detained

    08/27/2006 11:33:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 254+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2006 Three coalition force soldiers were injured in a weapons accident at Camp Echo, Iraq, yesterday. Meanwhile, a hostage was released based on a tip and nine suspected insurgents were detained in three separate incidents on Aug 23, according to officials in Iraq. One American and two Polish soldiers wounded in the Camp Echo incident early yesterday morning were treated immediately at the base military hospital. The American soldier and one of the Polish soldiers were transported to the military hospital in Baghdad for further treatment, and their status was listed as stable yesterday, officials said....
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Three Death Squad Leaders; Kidnap Victims Rescued

    08/20/2006 1:49:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 871+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2006 Iraqi army forces captured three death squad leaders during raids in Baghdad Aug. 18. The captured leaders allegedly participated in a massacre of Iraqi families last month, U.S. military officials reported. Coalition advisers provided support during the raids, and all three suspects were captured without incident. The men allegedly participated in a July 9 ambush of Iraqi families at a checkpoint in the al Jihad area, officials said. One of the captured leaders is a senior-level insurgent believed to be the overall organizer of the massacre. Another is a senior-level insurgent leader whose cell allegedly...