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  • O'Reilly Goes There: Accuses Democrats of Pushing Communism in America

    10/22/2013 7:30:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/22/13 | jim hoft·
    Tonight in his Talking Points Memo FOX News host Bill O'Reilly accused Democrats of pushing communism on America.
  • Justice Department Accuses Issa of 'Mischaracterizing' Evidence in Probe of Operation Fast

    10/17/2011 9:39:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/11 | Mike Levine & William LaJeunesse
    The Justice Department is accusing the Republican congressman who is leading an investigation into "Operation Fast and Furious" of "mischaracterizing evidence" and "maligning" federal law enforcement officials by questioning Sunday whether the FBI was trying to cover up the existence of a third gun at the scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry's murder last year. "The FBI has made clear that reports of a third gun recovered from the perpetrators at the scene of Agent Terry's murder are false," the department said in a statement Monday. This comes one day after Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif,
  • UN chief accuses Syria of breaking promises

    09/15/2011 3:23:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    ap ^ | 9/15/11 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for international action against Syria on Thursday, saying President Bashar Assad has repeatedly broken promises to reform. Using unusually strong language, Ban accused Assad of "escalating violence and repression" and ignoring appeals to stop, most recently by the Arab League. "It's been almost six months. I have been speaking with him several times, and he made all these promises, but these promises have become now broken promises," Ban told a news conference. If Assad's promises haven't been kept, the secretary-general said, "then enough is enough - then (the) international community should really...
  • Glenn Beck Accuses George Soros Of “Helping Send The Jews To The Death Camps”

    11/11/2010 6:27:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 115 replies · 2+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 11/11/10 | Hillary Busis
    What’s with all the recent inappropriate Nazi comparisons? On Tuesday, liberal radio host Mike Malloy likened George W. Bush to Hitler. Now, Glenn Beck has drawn the ire of the Anti-Defamation League by claiming that Jewish billionaire George Soros played a role in the Holocaust. On his radio show yesterday, Beck gave his listeners a history lesson about Soros, who was born György Schwartz in Hungary in 1930. According to Beck, Soros’s father “is a guy who spoke Esperanza fluently—Esperanza was developed in the 1880s as the world’s first international language.” (He’s mistaken about the name of that language; it’s...
  • Israel accuses US of bias over State Department caution

    08/09/2010 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 8/8/10 | Adrian Blomfield
    Israel has accused the United States of bias and rewarding terrorism after the State Department urged Americans visiting Eilat to exercise caution following a rocket attack on the Red Sea resort. Israel's tourism ministry on Sunday said it was angered because the State Department had not issued a separate advisory warning of similar dangers in the nearby Jordanian city of Aqaba. Suspected Islamist militants last week fired five rockets on Eilat, Israel's only city on the Red Sea, one of which went astray and killed a Jordanian national in Aqaba, which lies on the other side of the bay. There...
  • Democrat Bart Stupak Accuses Pro-Life Groups of 'Politicizing' Abortion Issue to Undermine Health

    07/15/2010 9:30:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 7/15/10 | Susan Jones, Senior Editor
    (CNSNews.com) - Several Democrats say pro-life conservatives have it wrong: They say the $160 million taxpayer dollars going to fund Pennsylvania's new high-risk insurance pool will not fund abortion, except in cases of rape or incest, or where the "life of the woman would be endangered." As CNSNews.com reported on Wednesday, pro-life conservatives and Republicans have reacted furiously to a report that the Obama administration has approved funding for Pennsylvania’s new high-risk insurance pool, which would directly pay for abortions.
  • Israel accuses former US Marine on aid mission of terrorist links

    06/07/2010 8:17:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 56+ views
    times on line ^ | 6/7/10 | Alexander Christie-Miller, Istanbul
    A former US Marine is at the centre of Israel’s response to the outrage caused by its raid on a Gaza-bound aid boat after it listed him as one of five people on board with terrorist links. Ken O’Keefe, 40, who lives in London, told The Times that he had met Ismail Haniya, the Hamas leader, and said that he supported the organisation’s “right to violent resistance”. He also said that he had helped to subdue two Israeli commandos after leaders of the Turkish Islamic IHH charity enacted a plan to defend the boat.
  • Venezuela's Chavez accuses Israel of genocide

    09/09/2009 5:39:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 403+ views
    Rueters ^ | 9/9/09 | staff
    PARIS, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused Israel of genocide against the Palestinian people, telling a French newspaper that the bombing of Gaza late last year was an unprovoked attack. "The question is not whether the Israelis want to exterminate the Palestinians. They're doing it openly," Chavez said in an interview with Le Figaro published on Wednesday. The Venezuelan president, who has just completed a tour of Middle Eastern and Arab countries, brushed aside Israeli assertions that its attack on Gaza was a response to rocket fire from Islamist group Hamas which rules the coastal enclave.
  • Axelrod accuses GOP of using inaction a strategy

    06/28/2009 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 970+ views
    breitbart ^ | 6/28/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) - One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says Republicans are using inaction as a political strategy. White House aide David Axelrod said Sunday that the GOP has used its opposition to a climate change bill as a plan for next year's congressional elections. He said the rival party should instead focus on how to help rebuild the economy.
  • Iran accuses US of interference in election feud

    06/17/2009 9:48:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,084+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/17/09 | Ali Akbar Dareini - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has accused the United States of "intolerable" meddling in its internal affairs, alleging for the first time that Washington has fueled a bitter post-election dispute. A state television channel in Iran says the government summoned the Swiss ambassador, who represents U.S. interests in Iran, to complain about American interference. The two countries broke off diplomatic relations after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. An English-language state-run channel quoted the government as calling Western interference "intolerable."
  • Top UN official accuses US of demonizing Iran

    03/17/2009 4:51:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 324+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/09 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    NITED NATIONS – The outspoken U.N. General Assembly president on Tuesday accused the United States of demonizing Iran's president and criticized the International Criminal Court for issuing an arrest warrant for Sudan's leader on war crimes charges in Darfur. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, a Roman Catholic priest from Nicaragua with openly leftist views, also reiterated that the more he thinks about the conditions that Israel imposes on the Palestinians, the more he tends "to think about apartheid." During a wide-ranging press conference, d'Escoto insisted he wasn't being divisive or promoting his own agenda — but was just fulfilling his duty as...
  • NAACP accuses banks of racism over home loans

    03/14/2009 2:18:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 1,346+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/13/09 | Leslie Fulbright
    SAN FRANCISCO - -- The NAACP filed lawsuits Friday against two banks, alleging they discriminated against African Americans by using racist practices in mortgage lending. The class actions against Wells Fargo, based in San Francisco, and Illinois-based HSBC claim that black home owners were more than 30 percent likely to be issued a higher interest rate than white borrowers with the same qualifications. They say the banks used institutionalized, systematic racism against African Americans. "These banks have a pattern of charging black people more, even though they have good credit, good assets and good incomes," NAACP President and CEO Benjamin...
  • Vatican official accuses Obama of 'arrogance'

    01/24/2009 10:59:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 955+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1-24-09 | afp
    A senior Vatican official on Saturday attacked US President Barack Obama for "arrogance" for overturning a ban on state funding for family-planning groups that carry out or facilitate abortions overseas. It is "the arrogance of someone who believes they are right, in signing a decree which will open the door to abortion and thus to the destruction of human life," Archbishop Rino Fisichella was quoted as saying by the Corriere della Sera daily.
  • Clinton accuses Obama of inexperience abroad

    02/25/2008 3:34:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 121+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/08 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called rival Barack Obama a risky choice to lead U.S. foreign policy even as Obama gained ground on her in the battleground U.S. state of Ohio on Monday. In a foreign policy speech, Clinton said Obama had veered between pledging to meet leaders of hostile nations like Iran and Cuba if elected in November to warning of U.S. military action against al Qaeda targets in Pakistan. "He wavers from seeming to believe that mediation and meetings without preconditions can solve the world's intractable problems, to advocating rash, unilateral military action without cooperation...
  • Chavez accuses Colombia of plotting military attack against Venezuela

    01/25/2008 5:24:08 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 62 replies · 160+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Jan 26, 2008 | None cited
    President Hugo Chavez on Friday accused neighboring Colombia of plotting a military attack against his government with US support. "A military aggression against Venezuela is being prepared" by Colombia, Chavez said. He warned Colombia not to attempt "a provocation against Venezuela" and said his country would cut off all oil exports if there is a military strike.
  • CA: Complaint accuses Nuñez of misusing charity (funds for political purposes)

    01/23/2008 8:36:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 71+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/23/08 | Nancy Vogel and Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO -- A complaint filed with state ethics officials Tuesday accused Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez of using a charity to illegally funnel donations into political activities. The complaint cites more than $270,000 that Nuñez solicited in 2005 and 2006 from corporations, utilities and other interests with a stake in legislation to pay for toy giveaways, scholarships, youth summits and other events that featured Nuñez and were arranged by his staff. The donations were the subject of a Times investigation in November, which showed how a small charity -- Collective Space -- in Nuñez's downtown Los Angeles district wrote checks at...
  • CA: Governor accuses GOP senators of trying to block health care bill (Where's Muh Hanky? Alert!)

    08/11/2007 1:54:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 739+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/11/07 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Saturday accused Senate Republicans of holding up passage of a new state budget to tie up the Legislature and prevent approval of legislation that would reduce the number of Californians without health insurance. "There are people out there ... (who) want to hang on to the status quo," the Republican governor told a televised health-care forum held in eight cities. "There are politicians in Sacramento who are holding up the budget so they don't have to go into health care reform. "So let your legislators know how you really feel about health care reform, how much...
  • Vice President Dick Cheney Accuses Democrat-Led House of Not Supporting Troops in Iraq

    03/24/2007 7:20:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 847+ views
    COX.Net ^ | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    MANALAPAN, Fla. (Associated Press) -- Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday accused the Democrat-led House of not supporting troops in Iraq and of sending a message to terrorists that America will retreat in the face danger.
  • Chavez accuses Israel of 'new Holocaust'

    08/07/2006 9:20:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 355+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/06 | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday renewed his criticism of Israel's military offensive in Lebanon, calling it a "new Holocaust." Chavez's comments in his weekly radio and TV broadcast came three days after he said he was recalling Venezuela's top diplomat to Israel to express his government's indignation over Israeli attacks in Lebanon and its actions toward Palestinians. "Israel has gone mad," Chavez said. "They are massacring children, and no one knows how many are buried," he added, accusing Israel of being guilty of a "new Holocaust" and the "terrorist" U.S. government of complicity. Israel's Foreign Ministry...
  • (India's) PM Accuses Pakistan Over Mumbai Bombs

    07/14/2006 4:31:38 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 367+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-14-2006 | Randeep Ramesh
    PM accuses Pakistan over Mumbai bombs Randeep Ramesh in Delhi Friday July 14, 2006 The Guardian (UK) One of the trains targeted in the attacks on Mumbai rail network. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images India's prime minister pointed the finger of blame for the blasts in Mumbai across the border to Pakistan today, saying that promises to rein in terrorism had not been kept and effectively stalling the peace process between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Manmohan Singh, who was in Mumbai to console survivors of Tuesday's train explosions, which killed 198 people, said Pakistan's failure to clamp down on bombers had endangered...
  • Clinton Accuses Hard-liners of Attempting to Divide Congress

    07/10/2006 1:31:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 847+ views
    Speaking at Saturday's opening session of the National Council of La Raza convention, former U.S. President Bill Clinton accused the Republican Party of using the immigration issue to divide Congress and the nation. "It is a way of creating a divided community and distracting people from the real challenges facing the country, whether it is in Iraq and Afghanistan, or homeland security, or how to build a clean energy future, or how to solve the healthcare crisis, or how to create new jobs for America," Clinton told one of the nation's largest Latino civil rights groups in Los Angeles Saturday...
  • Activists' letter accuses Mexican president of misspending funds

    06/20/2006 7:37:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 298+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 6/20/06 | Steve Wall
    SAN BERNARDINO -- A group of Latino activists on Monday delivered a letter to the Mexican Consulate, urging the administration of President Vicente Fox to stop using federal funds for partisan political purposes. The National Alliance for Human Rights, a Riverside-based immigrant rights network, gave the letter to Mexican Consul Carlos Giralt Cabrales, who promised to forward it to his superiors in Mexico. The two-page letter accuses the federal government and the Fox administration of spending public money to support the candidacy of Felipe Calderon, who is hoping to succeed Fox in the July 2 presidential election. From his D...
  • Solzhenitsyn Accuses The West Of Plotting To Surround And Undermine Russia

    04/28/2006 5:34:44 PM PDT · by blam · 85 replies · 1,230+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-29-2006 | Adrian Blomfield
    Solzhenitsyn accuses the West of plotting to surround and undermine Russia By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow (Filed: 29/04/2006) Alexander Solzhenitsyn has accused the United States of launching a military campaign to encircle Russia and turn it into a Nato chattel. The Nobel laureate also delivered his strongest endorsement yet of President Vladimir Putin, surprising Kremlin critics who argue that the country is growing more authoritarian. Replying in writing to questions from the weekly Moscow News, the 87-year-old former Soviet dissident said military action by the United States in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan underlined the menace to Russian sovereignty. "Though...
  • US Accuses Venezuela Over Attack

    04/07/2006 6:35:52 PM PDT · by blam · 84 replies · 1,613+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-7-2006
    US accuses Venezuela over attack Motorcyclists chased the convoy for at least 10 minutes The US has accused city officials of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, of complicity in an attack on the car of US Ambassador William Brownfied. The ambassador's convoy was pelted with eggs, onions and tomatoes and chased by motorbikes for some miles by supporters of President Hugo Chavez. US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said the attack had been condoned by the city government. However, the mayor's office in Caracas denied any involvement in the incident. The BBC's Greg Morbasch in Caracas said Mr Brownfield is...
  • Syria Accuses US Of Launching Lethal Raids Over Its Borders

    10/29/2005 5:42:33 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 1,118+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2005 | Harry de Quetteville
    Syria accuses US of launching lethal raids over its borders By Harry de Quetteville in Baghouz (Filed: 29/10/2005) Syria has accused the United States of launching lethal military raids into its territory from Iraq, escalating the diplomatic crisis between the two countries as the Bush administration seeks to step up pressure on President Bashar Assad's regime. Concern: A Syrian soldier looks across at Iraqi border Major General Amid Suleiman, a Syrian officer, said that American cross-border attacks into Syria had killed at least two border guards, wounded several more and prompted an official complaint to the American embassy in Damascus....
  • Watchdog Group Accuses RAT Sen. Florez of Extensive Election Law Violations, Payments to Wife

    10/15/2005 1:44:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 448+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/13/05
    Watchdog Group Accuses Sen. Florez of Extensive Election Law Violations Including Questionable Payments to Wife Thu Oct 13, 1:43 PM ET To: State Desk Contact: Ken Boehm of NLPC, 703-237-1970; Web: http://www.nlpc.org Dean Florez WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In a formal complaint filed Wednesday with the California Fair Political Practices Commission, a national ethics watchdog group detailed scores of violations of California's Political Reform Act by State Senator Dean Florez of Shafter. Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), which filed the complaint, said, "Sen. Florez has filed campaign reports riddled with errors and...
  • Oil-for-food probe accuses former chief (Sevan)

    08/04/2005 2:42:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 418+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/4/05 | Nick Wadhams - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators have concluded that the former chief of the Iraq oil-for-food program, Benon Sevan, took kickbacks under the $64 billion humanitarian operation and refused to cooperate with their probe, his lawyer said Thursday. While the amount of money Sevan allegedly took wasn't immediately known - and may be as little as $160,000 - the findings would be a major blow because of his stature in the organization and the control he had over it. The program was one of the largest in history. The Independent Inquiry Committee had planned to release its findings about Sevan on...
  • Harper's accuses MIT scholar of plagiarism

    04/18/2005 9:05:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 428+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/18/05 | AP - MIT
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts Institute of Technology literary scholar said he regrets failing to credit some passages in his biography of the poet E.E. Cummings, but denied charges of plagiarism. An article in the Harper's magazine issue scheduled to arrive at newsstands Tuesday accuses Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno of "wholesale borrowing" from the 1980 book "Dreams in the Mirror: A Biography of E.E. Cummings," by Richard S. Kennedy. Sawyer-Laucanno's book, "E.E. Cummings, A Biography," was published last fall. He said in Monday's Boston Globe that he regrets what he called an oversight in documenting his sources, but insisted the mistakes...
  • Schwarzenegger's office accuses tribes of violating gambling compacts

    11/08/2004 9:17:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 351+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 11/8/04 | AP
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office warned two Riverside County Indian tribes that they were violating state gambling compacts by operating games that look and play like slot machines. Peter Siggins, the governor's legal affairs secretary, wrote in Nov. 4 letters to the Morongo and Pechanga bands that their video lottery terminals were "virtually indistinguishable from slot machines" and unauthorized under the gambling deals. Even if they were permitted, he argued, the number currently in use would increase the tribes' total gaming devices beyond the legal maximum. He accused the Morongo tribe of operating at least 225 of the...
  • Kerry Accuses Bush of Incompetence on Iraq

    09/20/2004 6:42:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 704+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/20/04 | Ron Fournier - AP
    NEW YORK - Staking out new ground on Iraq (news - web sites), Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) said Monday he would not have overthrown Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) had he been in the White House, and he accused President Bush (news - web sites) of "stubborn incompetence," dishonesty and colossal failures of judgment. Bush said Kerry was flip-flopping. Less than two years after voting to give Bush authority to invade Iraq, the Democratic candidate said the president had misused that power by rushing to war without the backing of allies, a post-war plan or proper...
  • New Iraq Government Accuses Iran And Syria Of Backing Insurgents

    07/03/2004 4:52:37 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 335+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-4-2004 | Damien McElroy
    New Iraq government accuses Iran and Syria of backing insurgents By Damien McElroy in Baghdad (Filed: 04/07/2004) The new Iraqi government will publish damning evidence this week linking foreign powers, including Iran and Syria, to the Muslim extremists and loyalists of the former regime who launched a bloody rebellion after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Hoshyar Zebari, the foreign minister, told The Telegraph that the interim government had gathered intelligence detailing the support provided to insurgent groups by some neighbouring nations. Although he did not name the countries, senior Iraqi officials indicated that Iran and Syria were the worst offenders....
  • Peterson defense accuses prosecution of withholding evidence

    05/31/2004 8:53:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 339+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/31/04 | Brian Skoloff - AP
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - With Scott Peterson's trial set to begin in earnest this week, prosecutors have shown no murder weapon, no cause of death and no direct evidence that flatly proves Peterson killed his pregnant wife, Laci. Opening statements in the highly publicized case are scheduled for Tuesday. Jury selection lasted 12 weeks and the trial is expected to last an additional five months or more. If convicted, the former fertilizer salesman from Modesto could face the death penalty or life without parole. It is unclear what witnesses will be called because the list is sealed and attorneys...
  • Kerry Accuses Bush of Breaking Promise

    05/18/2004 10:29:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 731+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/18/04 | Mike Glover - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry (news - web sites) on Tuesday accused President Bush (news - web sites) of breaking a campaign promise to pressure oil-producing nations to increase production in an effort to help control soaring gasoline prices. "Where is the president?" Kerry asked in Portland, where gasoline is selling for as much as $2.31 a gallon. "We need a president who is fighting for the American worker, the American family at the fuel pump." Kerry said rising prices for daily necessities have hammered working families, yet Bush has provided little help. "It's time we had...
  • Clinton Accuses Bush of Withholding Information from Public

    04/21/2004 7:27:30 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 71 replies · 169+ views
    Talon News / GOP USA ^ | April 21, 2004 | Jimmie Moore
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) accused President George W. Bush of withholding information from the American people in remarks at a gathering of newspaper editors in Washington on Tuesday. Clinton said in a one-hour interview before a group of newspaper industry insiders attending the annual American Society of Newspaper Editors Convention that Bush has roadblocked the necessary information that editors need to write accurate stories. "It's difficult for editors and publishers here to get to the bottom of stories," Clinton said in Editor & Publisher. "This administration, to an extent I haven't seen before, tells the...
  • Arafat Adviser Accuses US Of Blackmail

    02/04/2004 5:24:55 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 114+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-4-2004 | Lara Sukhtian
    Arafat Adviser Accuses U.S. of Blackmail Wednesday February 4, 2004 11:31 PM By LARA SUKHTIAN Associated Press Writer RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - A senior adviser to Yasser Arafat on Wednesday accused the United States of ``blackmailing'' the Palestinians by withholding aid - unusually harsh criticism reflecting exasperation with perceived U.S. disengagement from the Mideast conflict. Israeli and Palestinian officials, meanwhile, failed again Wednesday to reach agreement on a date for a meeting between their two leaders. Such a summit is seen as vital for reviving the U.S.-backed ``road map'' peace plan. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has said repeatedly...
  • Group (Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta) Accuses Churches of Being Frauds

    09/19/2003 12:23:43 PM PDT · by bedolido · 38 replies · 1,916+ views
    Chorlotte Observer ^ | 09/19/03 | KRISTEN WYATT
    ATLANTA - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta has filed a lawsuit accusing a network of Spanish-speaking churches of falsely claiming to be Catholic - with priests who conduct Mass, hear confessions and offer Communion to immigrants who mistakenly think the churches are tied to the Vatican. "These men dress as priests and conduct services that appear to be a Catholic Mass," said archdiocese attorney David Brown. "You cannot simply set up in whatever church and call yourself Roman Catholic. That's fraud." The lawsuit, filed Monday, seeks an injunction against Capilla de la Fe, or Chapel of the Faith, churches,...
  • Hill Country witch accuses pastor of harassment

    08/04/2003 9:24:45 AM PDT · by bedolido · 123 replies · 319+ views
    San Antonio News ^ | 08/04/03 | T.A. Badger
    BURNET - A self-proclaimed witch in the eastern Hill Country is accusing a Christian pastor of leading a harassment campaign aimed at ruining her business and driving her out of the region. Margie Allen, who practices the pagan religion Wicca, also charges that the Llano County sheriff's office refused to respond to her complaints and that Rev. Joann Jackson had organized an aggressive effort to force her out of the area. The charges have attracted the attention of the FBI, which says it will investigate the claims by Allen, a consignment shop owner, as a possible civil rights case. Allen...
  • US Accuses Arab TV Stations Of Bias

    07/27/2003 7:07:45 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 170+ views
    U.S. Accuses Arab TV Stations of Bias Monday July 28, 2003 1:09 AM DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Two of the most high-profile Arab TV networks reacted angrily Sunday to U.S. claims of biased news coverage about the Iraq war. Adnan al-Sharif, the manager of Al-Jazeera, said poor translation of their reports was behind the accusations. ``Our news is being poorly translated for the Americans,'' al-Sharif said. Earlier, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz accused Al-Jazeera, based in Qatar, and Dubai-based Al-Arabiya of bias in their reporting. Wolfowitz told Fox News that the networks incite violence against American...
  • America Accuses Saudis

    05/14/2003 5:01:01 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 166+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-15-2003 | Toby Hernden
    America accuses Saudis By Toby Harnden in Washington (Filed: 15/05/2003) The White House demanded last night that Saudi Arabia crack down on al-Qa'eda and accused it of failing to try to prevent the Riyadh suicide bombings that killed 25 people, including seven Americans and two Britons. The aftermath of the attack on an expatriate compound in Riyadh "Saudi Arabia must deal with the fact it has terrorists inside its own country," said Ari Fleischer, President George W Bush's spokesman. "Their presence is as much a threat to Saudi Arabia as it is to Americans and others who live and work...
  • Powell Accuses Syria Of Past Deceptions

    05/02/2003 8:20:06 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 174+ views
    Powell Accuses Syria of Past Deceptions Saturday May 3, 2003 2:59 AM DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Accusing Syria of past deception about its Iraqi oil pipeline, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday that future relations hinge on whether Damascus takes sincere action toward becoming a Middle East peace partner. Powell arrived in the Syrian capital Friday evening for tough talks with President Bashar Assad and Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa about the implications for Syria in the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime and the emergence of a U.S.-backed road map toward peace between Israel and Palestinians. Al-Shaara greeted Powell at...
  • Likud accuses Rubinstein of leaking lies to hurt Sharon (UPDATE)

    01/07/2003 5:49:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 235+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 8, 2003 | Gill Hoffman
    The Likud accused Attorney-General Elyakim Rubinstei on Tuesday of permitting illegal leaks damaging Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to emerge from his office, in an effort to impact the January 28 election. The charges surround a Ha'aretz report on Monday about a $1.5 million money transfer a made a year ago by South African businessman Cyril Kern to Sharon's sons Gilad and Omri. Citing a Justice Ministry document, the report said the Sharons are suspected of receiving bribes, committing breach of trust, fraud, and deceiving the police and the state comptroller. Likud campaign manager Leor Horev said Rubinstein's office appealed to...
  • Statement from DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe - Accusing Bush of Campaigning

    06/08/2002 5:34:59 AM PDT · by buffyt · 16 replies · 239+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | June 7, 2002 | DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe
    "Today, President Bush is holding a political event in Iowa at taxpayer expense. "Last night in Washington, President Bush asked Congress to work with him. Today in Iowa, he shuns Iowa's elected officials, refusing to invite them to join him simply because they are Democrats. When President Bush promised to change the tone in Washington, I doubt people realized he planned to make it more partisan. "If President Bush wants to hold campaign events, then campaigns should pay for them. The Republican National Committee should pick up the tab for this campaign event and President Bush should stop using taxpayer...
  • U N Annan takes Israel to task over human rights violations

    04/10/2002 4:11:50 PM PDT · by buffyt · 24 replies · 262+ views
    AP ^ | 4-10-2002 | Ciaran Giles AP
    MADRID, Spain - United Nations (news - web sites) Secretary-General Kofi Annan (news - web sites), in his harshest condemnation of Israel to date, said Wednesday he was "appalled" by the dire humanitarian situation caused by the Israeli offensive against Palestinians. Annan Calls for End to Mideast Strife (AP) He said Israel's hard-hunted crackdown was causing a "mounting humanitarian and human rights crisis" in Palestinian areas. Annan said this that was unacceptable from a country "that lays claim to democracy." "I am, frankly, appalled by humanitarian situation, "Annan said after discussing the violence in the Middle East with U.S. Secretary...