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  • Obama aides say president now has personal 'genuine disdain' for Romney

    08/06/2012 8:48:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/6/12 | Alex Pappas
    For President Barack Obama, it’s now personal. A new book cites Obama aides saying the president has a “genuine disdain” for Mitt Romney. “One factor made the 2012 grind bearable and at times even fun for Obama: he began campaign preparations feeling neutral about Romney, but like the former governor’s GOP opponents in 2008 and 2012, he quickly developed a genuine disdain for the man,” author Glenn Thrush writes in the soon-to-be released e-book “Obama’s Last Stand.” Thrush — a reporter for Politico, which published book excerpts Sunday – writes that Obama’s feelings for Romney are different from how he...
  • Sarah Palin's aides push back on new book

    05/23/2011 1:04:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/23/11 | ANDY BARR
    The book won’t be out until Tuesday, but Sarah Palin’s team is already pushing back hard against former aide Frank Bailey’s “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin,” telling POLITICO that the purported tell-all “belongs on the fiction shelves.” In their first comments about the book since several media outlets obtained a leaked manuscript in February, two sources close to Palin disputed several of the anecdotes in the book, including his claims of illegal coordination with the Republican Governors Association and that he has seen Palin’s deposition in the so-called “Troopergate” case, which is sealed. Palin’s camp also insists that some of...
  • Obama aides say stimulus saved millions of jobs

    07/14/2010 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 47 replies · 1+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | July 14, 2010 | news.yahoo.com
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Aides to U.S. President Barack Obama will aim on Wednesday to lift sagging confidence in their economic leadership by arguing that their policies are creating millions of jobs and spurring private investment. A report to be released at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) will estimate that Obama's $862 billion economic stimulus package, which passed last year, has saved or created 3 million jobs and is on track to meet its goal of 3.5 million jobs by the end of this year.
  • Geithner Aides Reaped Millions Working for Banks, Hedge Funds

    10/14/2009 9:58:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 730+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | Robert Schmidt
    Story at link below. Bloomberg does not allow posts on FR.
  • GOP aides: ACORN misusing contributions

    09/24/2009 4:46:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 845+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/09 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – The embattled community activist group ACORN appears to be collecting charitable contributions through affiliate organizations that it then uses for impermissible lobbying and political activity, says the Republican staff of the Senate Finance Committee. The assessment, in a memo to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, further fuels the controversy surrounding ACORN, formally known as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The GOP staff memo says ACORN-affiliated charities are being used to raise money which is then funneled to other charities or other organizations for purposes other than what a donor may have intended. In response, ACORN chief...
  • Obama aides change their rhetoric on economy (The two faces of the Obama Regime)

    03/15/2009 9:58:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 3,077+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/09 | Philip Elliott - ap
    WASHINGTON – One of President Barack Obama's economic advisers said Sunday that the economy is fundamentally sound, a striking reversal from the Democrat's campaign rhetoric as his administration now guides the nation's financial health amid dire conditions. Obama's Democratic allies pleaded for patience for an administration hitting the two-month mark this week, while Republicans said the White House's plans ignore small business and the immediate need to fix what ails the economy. During the fall campaign, Obama mercilessly mocked his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, for declaring, "The fundamentals of our economy are strong." Obama's team painted the veteran senator...
  • Barack Obama's aides believe he has made a mistake in hiring Hillary Clinton

    11/22/2008 4:53:47 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 4 replies · 1,189+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 22 Nov 2008 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama's aides believe he has made a mistake in hiring Hillary Clinton Of all the appointments Barack Obama is making to his new cabinet, none has attracted as much attention as that of Hillary Clinton. The way it has been handled says more about the future of his presidency than any other.
  • McCain Aides Attack Sarah Palin: Scapegoating Sarah Palin

    11/06/2008 5:06:11 PM PST · by mondoreb · 127 replies · 4,284+ views
    DBKP ^ | November 6, 2008 | Mondo
    The McCain Campaign: Mistakes, But Hampered Ultimately By Both the Candidate and his Campaign Advisers--Not by Sarah Palin McCain Campaign is Responsible for McCain's Defeat Palin Was Attacked from the Inside from Almost the Moment She gave the McCain Campaign their First Realistic Chance at VictoryThe McCain Campaign Unnamed Aides vs. Sarah Palin UPDATES at end of post. FROM GOSSIP TO GOSPEL The McCain campaign made some shrewd moves, but it also was guilty of some moves that ultimately doomed its unlikely candidate--with the most momentous misstep coming from John McCain himself. Like any losing campaign, those in charge of...
  • Obama aides say speech will be 'direct conversation'

    08/28/2008 1:22:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 128+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/27/08 | Kathy Barks Hoffman - ap
    DENVER – Barack Obama aims to weave the personal with the political Thursday night as he tells 75,000 supporters in a football stadium — and millions more at home — how as president he would make a difference in their lives.
  • Schwarzenegger appoints aides to state jobs

    02/29/2008 4:46:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 97+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/29/08 | AP
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday appointed two former aides to well-paying state jobs, less than two weeks after ordering spending cuts to most state agencies. The state faces a multibillion dollar budget deficit over the next year-and-a-half. His latest appointments benefited a former speech writer and an assistant to Schwarzenegger's chief of staff. Jeffrey Danzinger, 47, of Fair Oaks, who was deputy communications director and chief speechwriter for the governor until 2006, is moving from being a member of the Integrated Waste Management Board to serving as an adviser to the board. His pay will be $103,603 in his new...
  • White House aides' e-mail records gone (for 51 of the 88 White House officials - 8-o)

    06/18/2007 12:47:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 2,083+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/18/07 | Charles Babington - ap
    WASHINGTON - E-mail records are missing for 51 of the 88 White House officials who had electronic message accounts with the Republican National Committee, the House Oversight Committee said Monday. The Bush administration may have committed "extensive" violations of a law requiring that certain records be preserved, said the committee's Democratic chairman, adding that the panel will deepen its probe into the use of political e-mail accounts. The committee's interim report said the number of White House officials who had RNC e-mail accounts, and the number of messages they sent and received, were more extensive than previously realized. The administration...
  • CA: Governor's aides make big bucks (FRom 'the man who vowed to shake up politics as usual')

    05/28/2007 9:31:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 388+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/28/07 | Kate Folmar
    SACRAMENTO — In a nod to the state's fiscal health and his own fabulous wealth, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declines his $206,500 salary. When it comes to the compensation of his aides, however, the governor is far less frugal. Since taking office more than three years ago, Schwarzenegger has broken with tradition by allowing top aides to moonlight on campaigns, collecting salaries from public and private interests simultaneously. He also has boosted the ranks of staffers earning $100,000 or more of taxpayer money. And the man who vowed to shake up politics as usual has continued the age-old practice of rewarding...
  • Blair's aides said to face charges in 'cash-for-honours' row

    04/20/2007 9:37:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 190+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/20/07 | Robin Millard
    LONDON (AFP) - Close allies of British Prime Minister Tony Blair are set to be charged in the "cash for honours" row that has tainted his final year in office, newspapers said Saturday. Police investigating the allegations on Friday handed a 216-page file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which will now decide whether anyone should face criminal proceedings in the case. The 13-month inquiry was launched amid claims that political parties, mainly Blair's governing Labour Party, had illegally offered their financial supporters seats in parliament's unelected upper House of Lords. Blair was interviewed twice as a witness in the...
  • CA: Governor's aides may get big raises (Susan Kennedy and others to get MEGA-raises)

    04/07/2007 9:38:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 478+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/7/07 | Peter Nicholas
    SACRAMENTO — The top aide to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger could earn a state salary exceeding $200,000 a year as part of a round of raises the governor is preparing to award his senior deputies. The raises could lift some salaries among the 185 people working in the governor's office to $169,500 in certain cases, with the governor's chief of staff, Susan P. Kennedy, eligible for up to $225,000. Kennedy now collects a state salary of $143,000, and the most senior aides beneath her earn about $134,000. The pay hikes were set in motion last year, when the governor signed a...
  • Aides to Bush told not to destroy e-mails

    03/26/2007 7:53:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,134+ views
    FinancialTimes.com ^ | 3/26/07 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    The Republican National Committee and chairman of George W. Bush?s 2004 campaign have been ordered to preserve all e-mails related to White House business because they might be relevant to multiple congressional investigations. Henry Waxman, Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee, said in letters to the RNC and the former head of the 2004 Bush/Cheney campaign that congressional investigations revealed that White House officials had used non-governmental e-mail accounts controlled by the RNC and the 2004 campaign for business. In some cases uncovered in the probe involving Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist jailed for corruption, White House officials used...
  • CA: Governor's aides got big bonuses for political work

    01/20/2007 9:40:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 659+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/20/07 | Peter Nicholas
    SACRAMENTO — Four senior aides to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger were paid nearly a quarter-million dollars in bonuses for political work they performed during the governor's race — money that came from insurers, oil companies, real estate developers and other private interests that contributed to the governor's campaign. Chief of staff Susan Kennedy received a $100,000 bonus as a reward for the time she devoted to Schwarzenegger's reelection bid, the governor's office said Friday. With that bonus, Kennedy has collected $323,500 in campaign and taxpayer money in her year as Schwarzenegger's top aide. Schwarzenegger paid his communications director, Adam Mendelsohn, a...
  • Foley Email Bogus Blogger Was Dem Hill Staffer

    10/26/2006 7:47:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 167 replies · 11,429+ views
    Radar ^ | 10/26/2006 | John Cook
    Radar has learned that the anony-blogger behind StopSexPredators—the bogus blog that first posted the Mark Foley e-mails and got the ball rolling on PageGate—is a former Democratic Senate staffer named Lane Hudson.
  • Prison watchdog wants Schwarzenegger aides to testify under oath

    07/12/2006 5:02:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 256+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/12/06 | Don Thompson - ap
    The watchdog appointed by a federal judge to oversee California prison reforms said Wednesday he wants to force top aides of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to testify under oath in a case that could result in more federal control over the state's deeply troubled corrections system. John Hagar, the special master who reports to U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson, wants the judge to let him conduct a full investigation into whether the administration has been backsliding on reforms since the first of the year. At issue is whether Schwarzenegger's top aides have been currying favor with the state's powerful prison...
  • Calderón Evaluates Last Stage of Electoral Process (Translation)

    07/10/2006 6:51:17 PM PDT · by StJacques · 15 replies · 573+ views
    eluniversal.com.mx ^ | July 10, 2006 | eluniversa.com.mx ( translated by self )
    Calderón Evaluates Last Stage of Electoral Process (Translation) The virtual winner of the July 2 elections maintained a meeting with his team to analyze the challenge to the election and his defense of the vote before the TEPJF1 While beginning the planning period of governmental transition, the PAN presidential candidate, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, met with his advisory team to evaluate the last stage of the electoral process. In a communication, Calderón Hinojosa's press office informed the meeting that through this Monday the PAN candidate has maintained his work team. It was specified that in that meeting he spoke of the...
  • Court issues grand jury subpoenas in probe of La. Congressman (William Jefferson)

    04/02/2006 9:11:16 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 431+ views
    (AP) -- A U.S. District Court has issued grand jury subpoenas to six aides to Rep. William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat who has been implicated in a bribery case. In statements read on the House floor Thursday, the aides notified House Speaker Dennis Hastert that they had been served with grand jury subpoenas for testimony issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The court, located in Alexandria, Va., is set to hand down a sentence to a former aide to Jefferson, Brett Pfeffer, who last January pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting bribery of a...
  • Conyers Aides Say He Used Them as Servants

    03/03/2006 9:21:14 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 60 replies · 2,280+ views
    Three former aides to U.S. Rep. John Conyers say the lawmaker used them as baby sitters and personal servants while they were supposed to be working in his Michigan offices. The aides said that Conyers had them tutor and care for his two sons; help his wife, now-City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, with law studies; and drive him to political and private events. The accusations come from Deanna Maher, former chief of Conyers' office in Southgate; Sydney Rooks, Conyers' lawyer from 1997 to 2000; and Dean Christian Thornton, a legislative aide fired in January, according to the Detroit Free Press. Maker...
  • Pushy New Aides Signal Hillary's Run For White House

    02/24/2006 6:14:29 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 1,186+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-25-2006 | Alec Russell
    Pushy new aides signal Hillary's run for White House By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 25/02/2006) Hillary Clinton has recruited two loud-mouthed consultants who masterminded her husband's "back from nowhere" presidential run in a clear hint at her own White House ambitions. James Carville, known as the "Ragin' Cajun", for his no-holds-barred approach and Louisianan roots, became the world's most sought-after election adviser after Bill Clinton's 1992 victory. Officially, he and his long-time partner, Paul Begala, have been hired by Mrs Clinton to raise funds for her campaign for re-election as a senator for New York state in November. But...
  • SADDAM AIDES LEAD INSURGENCY AS ISLAMISTS

    11/26/2005 1:14:15 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 688+ views
    LONDON [MENL] -- Aides of deposed President Saddam Hussein, under the guise of Al Qaida fighters, have been leading the insurgency against the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. Islamic sources said many of the Al Qaida-aligned cells that have appeared over the last two years stemmed from units in the Saddam military. The sources said Baathist operatives have adopted Islamic identities to exploit support among Muslims for Al Qaida. The Baathist strategy was formed during Saddam's rule, the sources said. They pointed to the "Return to Faith Campaign" directed by then-Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim Al Douri, which sought to curry...
  • Bush Aides Meet With Black Leaders

    09/03/2005 5:59:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 1,343+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/3/05 | ap
    WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and a number of President Bush's other top advisers met Saturday black leaders amid allegations that indifference to black suffering slowed response to Hurricane Katrina. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., past chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said he believes the administration was partly interested in offering assurances that any missteps in getting relief to the victims — many of them black — would be corrected. "I think a lot of people in the African American community — and others, by the way — share Bush's view that the results of his efforts...
  • 'Chemical Ali' among latest Saddam aides questioned

    06/19/2005 5:38:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 434+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/05 | Luke Baker - Reuters
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's feared cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali," has appeared before Iraq's special tribunal as it steps up the process of questioning former regime loyalists over war crimes. Majid was one of eight aides to the former president to be questioned by investigators this week, officials said on Sunday, raising to at least 12 the number interrogated in the past 10 days. Majid last appeared before a judge in December. The new Iraqi government, facing fresh elections by the year's end, is keen to put Saddam and others on trial soon. But officials with...
  • What About Clinton's "Deep Throat?" - (list of malfeasances as long as the W.H. driveway)

    06/07/2005 6:48:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 592+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JUNE 7, 2005 | DUSTIN HAWKINS
    When I first heard the “big news” of the unmasking of "Deep Throat," my immediate reaction was: who cares? It isn’t just that the whole Watergate brouhaha happened long before I was even born. It was that the whole brouhaha was child’s play compared to what would go on in the Clinton White House. At best, Watergate was a about a second rate breaking and entering, not committed by or with the knowledge of Richard Nixon; one use of executive privilege to slow down the investigation of the break-in for a couple of weeks; and one lie, which wasn’t even...
  • Aides: Shelley may resign (ShmelleyGate)

    01/24/2005 8:28:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 582+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/24/05 | Gary Delsohn
    --snip-- Kevin Shelley, who faces another rebuke Tuesday with the release of a highly critical report on his personnel practices, has told aides and others close to him that he may resign from office rather than answer all the allegations he's facing in multiple investigations. The embattled Democrat had insisted for months that he had done nothing wrong and would not be forced from office. But a number of sources close to Shelley, while not predicting what he ultimately will decide, said he has repeatedly brought up the subject of resignation in recent days. "It's hour by hour with him,"...
  • Several top Schwarzenegger aides skirted regulations by accepting corporate gifts

    11/07/2004 10:05:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 446+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 11/7/04 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Top aides to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have skirted state regulations by accepting gifts such as sporting event tickets provided by companies, business groups and other special interests, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. California law allows officials to accept up to $340 in gifts in a year from any one special interest, but state officials have sidestepped the cap in several instances, according to a Times review of lobbying reports published on the newspaper's Web site. Five of Schwarznegger's senior aides and their families each accepted more than $340 in tickets to a Sacramento Kings basketball game...
  • CA: Cohn probe still unresolved - Salaries paid to two aides on leave (for 8 months, so far)

    10/07/2004 10:29:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 390+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/07/04 | Ann E. Marimow
    SACRAMENTO - For eight months, two aides who questioned whether Assemblywoman Rebecca Cohn created an inappropriate, sexually charged work environment have been paid at least $75,000 in state salary to stay home from work. The Campbell Democrat's press secretary, Erika Weaver-Taylor, and office manager, Melissa Wilhite, remain on administrative leave while a powerful legislative committee continues to investigate their charges. Cohn, who is running for re-election in Santa Clara County's 24th Assembly District, said Wednesday that she could not comment on the investigation. The Mercury News first reported in February that the Assembly Rules Committee was looking into the complaints...
  • CA: Documents show Shelley aides told about consultants' activities

    09/25/2004 8:41:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 307+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 9/25/04 | AP - San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO - Top deputies to Secretary of State Kevin Shelley were informed that consultants hired to do nonpartisan voter education work were attending Democratic events on his behalf and attempting to boost his public image, according to documents obtained by a newspaper. Memos titled "Week-Ahead Reports" show that top officials in Shelley's office were routinely informed of the contractors' upcoming schedules and plans, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. A "Democratic Club" luncheon and efforts to "get exposure for KS (Kevin Shelley) in Southern California" were among activities mentioned in the memos. The newspaper's report is the latest revelation in...
  • Aides for Iraqi Cleric Press for Amnesty

    08/13/2004 7:08:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 552+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/04 | Todd Pitman - AP
    NAJAF, Iraq - U.S. forces suspended a major offensive against militants in Najaf on Friday, and aides to Muqtada al-Sadr told Iraqi negotiators that radical Shiite cleric was prepared to disarm his followers in exchange for a list of demands including an American withdrawal from the holy city and amnesty for all his fighters. The negotiations to end nine days of clashes in Najaf came as al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia appeared to stop most attacks in the city. Before the pause in the fighting, aides to the cleric said al-Sadr was slightly injured early Friday, suffering shrapnel wounds to the...
  • Three aides to LA mayor resign, shake-up called normal

    03/26/2004 5:59:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 207+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/26/04 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor James K. Hahn announced the resignations of the three top aides, including a deputy mayor at the center of a so-called pay-to-play controversy. Hahn said Thursday that Deputy Mayors Troy Edwards, Sarah Dusseault and Joy Chen quit their jobs. Edwards, a key fund-raiser for Hahn's 2001 election campaign and his airports and harbor departments liaison, will leave April 9. He was subpoenaed to testify by a county grand jury investigating corruption in city contracting practices, the Daily News reported Friday. "Troy has been a longtime key adviser to me," Hahn said in a statement that...
  • Dean Tells Aides Edwards Is 'Stronger' Candidate

    02/21/2004 4:59:04 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 142+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-22-2004 | Julian Coman
    Dean tells aides Edwards is 'stronger' candidate By Julian Coman in Washington (Filed: 22/02/2004) The massed ranks of "Deaniacs" - crestfallen supporters of the failed Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean - are on the verge of backing his former rival John Edwards, in what would be a last-ditch boost for the senator's campaign. Howard Dean and John Edwards Although many among the Dean faithful are saying in their favourite meeting places - online chatrooms - that they cannot face backing either Mr Edwards or John Kerry, the two remaining contenders for the Democrat nomination are engaged in a frantic battle...
  • Kerry Aides: Secret Service Discussions Beginning ('04 Fall Campaign)

    02/11/2004 11:29:07 AM PST · by irgn · 98 replies · 250+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 11, 2004 | Healy
    John Kerry's aides say they have begun talking to the Secret Service about protection for the Democratic nomination frontrunner. (Healy, Boston Globe 2/11)
  • (vanity) Documented links of Clinton cronies/aides working for Clark

    01/19/2004 1:01:30 PM PST · by bob_esb · 6 replies · 183+ views
    Hi, I hope that you can help me. I am in an argument with a friend that the Clark campaign is basically run by Clinton loyalists. I am looking for links to news articles that i use. I hope that this request is ok. Thanks in advance.
  • AIDS Is Cutting African Life Span to 30-Year Low

    12/18/2003 6:07:03 AM PST · by Jimmyclyde · 21 replies · 647+ views
    nytimes ^ | 12-18-03
    AIDS Is Cutting African Life Span to 30-Year Low, Report Says By REUTERS GENEVA, Thursday, Dec. 18 — In AIDS-ravaged parts of southern Africa adult mortality is higher than it was 30 years ago, the World Health Organization said Thursday. In 14 African countries, the United Nations agency said in its annual World Health Report, child mortality is higher than it was in 1990, with more than 300 children out of every 1,000 born in Sierra Leone dying before the age of 5. The 194-page report, which includes information on life expectancy, road traffic deaths and the fight against polio...
  • Selling Homosexuality to America

    07/11/2003 2:12:34 PM PDT · by apackof2 · 236 replies · 2,045+ views
    CBN ^ | 7/11/03 | Craig von Buseck
    Selling Homosexuality to America By Craig von Buseck CBN.com Producer In this exclusive interview, Paul Rondeau talks about his in-depth study, Selling Homosexuality to America, which was recently published in the Regent Law Review. CBN.com – In his recent study, Selling Homosexuality to America, marketing expert Paul Rondeau explains, "Among America's culture wars, one of today's most intense controversies rages around the issue alternatively identified, depending on one's point of view, as "normalizing homosexuality" or "accepting gayness." The debate is truly a social-ethical-moral conceptual war that transcends both the scientific and legal, though science and law most often are the...
  • CA: Davis aides optimistic on recall vote

    07/11/2003 7:20:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 172+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 7/11/03 | John Wildermuth
    <p>A recall election campaign could be easier to win than either of Gov. Gray Davis' last two runs for governor, two of his top political advisers believe.</p> <p>"There are a ton of reasons why he can win, although we're not taking this for granted," argued David Doak, a nationally known Democratic media expert. "I've worked on two races with Gray Davis, and this looks like the easiest."</p>
  • U.S. Supreme Court rewrites Constitution and 3,000 years of history

    06/26/2003 8:28:58 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 252 replies · 796+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund | 6/26/03 | Richard K. Jefferson
    U.S. Supreme Court rewrites Constitution and 3,000 years of history WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today rewrote the U.S. Constitution and 3,000 years of legal history by striking down the Texas sodomy law in a 6-3 decision. The court overrode the Constitution, the history of American law, and its own precedent by declaring in Lawrence v. Texas that there is a right to privacy to protect private, adult consensual sexual activity. Justice Kennedy wrote for the majority, and only Justices Scalia and Thomas and Chief Justice Rhenquist dissented. The majority reasoned, unbelievably, that because of the trend in state...
  • SCOTUS strikes down Texas sodomy ban

    06/26/2003 7:08:23 AM PDT · by Thane_Banquo · 1,733 replies · 3,191+ views
    FOXnews
    SCOTUS sided with the perverts.
  • Saddam's Closest Aides May Be Trying To Flee To Belarus

    06/23/2003 3:49:27 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 179+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 6-24-2003 | Patrick Cockburn
    Saddam's closest aides may be trying to flee to Belarus By Patrick Cockburn in Baghdad 24 June 2003 Senior officials of the former Iraqi regime may be trying to flee to Belarus, according to evidence discovered when Saddam Hussein's chief aide was captured last week. Passports from the former Soviet republic were found with Abed Hamid Mahmoud, the Iraqi leader's closest confidant, when he was detained by American troops near Tikrit a week ago, said Hoshyar Zebari, a senior Kurdish official privy to intelligence on the hunt for Saddam Hussein. "Abed Hamid had just returned from Syria where he had...
  • Law makes AA degree a must for class aides (CA)

    06/09/2003 3:08:48 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 4 replies · 293+ views
    Law makes AA degree a must for class aides 06/09/2003 By MARIA T. GARCIA THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE Veteran classroom aide Audrey Acuna planned on returning to school one day. But the mother's dream of earning a college degree became urgent when she found out her classroom aide job at Colton's McKinley Elementary School depended on it. Like Acuna, thousands of teacher assistants in the Inland area and across California are returning to school, driven by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The sweeping law put new requirements on instructional assistants who work at schools receiving special federal money to...
  • School Paraprofessionals Must Pass Exam or Earn College Credits to Keep Job

    05/25/2003 5:59:59 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 540+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 05-25-03 | Brumble, Melody
    <p>Caddo Parish classroom paraprofessionals and their colleagues across the nation face their own version of high-stakes testing.</p> <p>Paraprofessionals, also known as teacher aides, or simply "paras," must demonstrate that they are qualified, either by earning 48 hours of college credit in specified courses, gaining a two-year college degree or passing a state-approved competency test.</p>
  • Views Differ About Aides in Classrooms (War on Poverty Boondoggle)

    05/19/2003 1:21:18 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 2 replies · 195+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2003 | ABBY GOODNOUGH
    hen the New York City teachers' union sued the Bloomberg administration this month to halt the layoffs of 864 classroom aides, emotional union leaders described aides as integral to the education of children and the sanity of teachers.Yet some education experts and children's advocates say classroom aides are not as crucial as the union, the United Federation of Teachers, would have it seem. They say that the $568 million spent on their salaries and benefits each year supports what is primarily a jobs program for residents of poor neighborhoods that New York can no longer afford.Almost four decades after...
  • CA: Legislators give aides fat raises amid lean times

    04/19/2003 10:13:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 158+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/19/03 | Dion Nissenbaum
    <p>SACRAMENTO -Despite a budget crisis that pushed state legislators to cut aid to the poor and suspend tax breaks for teachers, lawmakers last year rewarded loyal aides with generous raises and six-figure salaries that have driven legislative spending to record levels.</p>
  • EU urges Israel to let Arafat contact his aides

    04/06/2002 6:23:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies · 186+ views
    EU urges Israel to let Arafat contact his aides   BRUSSELS, April 6 (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana urged Israel on Saturday to allow besieged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat contact his aides, saying his isolation hampered future talks on a ceasefire. "I appeal to the Israeli government to allow immediately full contacts between the president of the Palestinian Authority and his closest aides," Solana said in a statement. He said that Arafat, who remains under siege in his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, "should not be isolated, especially at a time when all efforts are needed to achieve a ceasefire"....