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  • On Independence Day, minorities question promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

    07/04/2017 11:17:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    AP ^ | July 4, 2017 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts. How do you celebrate during what some people of color consider troubling times? Blacks, Latinos and immigrant rights advocates say the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, recent non-convictions of police officers charged in the shootings of black men, and the stepped-up detentions of immigrants and refugees for deportation have them questioning equality and the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...
  • 2 states say allowing travel ban would 'unleash chaos again' [MN and WA]

    02/06/2017 5:41:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2017 8:13 AM EST | Eric Tucker
    Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would “unleash chaos again.” The filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came early Monday after the White House said it expected the federal courts to reinstate the ban. Washington and Minnesota said their underlying lawsuit was strong and a nationwide temporary restraining order was appropriate. If the appellate court reinstated Trump’s ban, the states said the “ruling would reinstitute those harms, separating families, stranding our university students...
  • Trump calls for racial unity, embraces 'stop and frisk'

    09/22/2016 8:09:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 22, 2016 10:30 AM EDT | Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples
    Lamenting a “lack of spirit” between whites and blacks, Donald Trump encouraged racial unity on Thursday even as he called for one of the nation’s largest cities to adopt “stop and frisk” policing tactics that have been widely condemned as racial profiling by minority leaders. […] “I think Chicago needs stop and frisk,” Trump said. “When you have 3,000 people shot and so many people dying, I mean it’s worse than some of the places we’re hearing about like Afghanistan, you know, the war-torn nations.” …
  • For Obamas, a (mostly) uninterrupted vacation (Postcard from the AP)

    08/28/2010 8:03:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | August 28, 2010 | ERICA WERNER
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama wrapped up a 10-day vacation Saturday that was blissfully free of the news emergencies that have interrupted some of his past getaways. Grim economic reports cast an inescapable shadow over the first family's stay in Martha's Vineyard, and tough tasks on Iraq and the Middle East await the president in Washington after a stop in New Orleans Sunday on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But during his time on this lovely island, the president never once had to shed his leisure wear to step in front of the podium and address a national...
  • AP poll puts Obama at 56% approval rating

    12/17/2009 10:40:20 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 58 replies · 1,952+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 15, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ve gotten a few e-mails about the latest AP poll, which gives Obama a 56% approval rating — far above Gallup, Rasmussen, and practically every other pollster. In fact, AP’s survey of 1000 adults has Obama’s approval rating improving over last month, most definitely in opposition to the large surveys taken even in Gallup’s own survey of adults. But even the AP analysis notes that his approval rating seems somewhat disconnected to the “squeamish” reaction to Obama’s policies:
  • I Was An eBay Voldemort (A Hilarious Account Of Auctioning The Last "Harry Potter" Tome Alert)

    07/19/2007 5:05:59 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 50 replies · 2,643+ views
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2007 | Will Collier
    Wednesday evening, Atlanta — It all started about 24 hours ago, when I found a plain cardboard box on my doorstep. I was surprised to see my name on the label, as I wasn’t expecting anything this week. My surprise increased exponentially when I opened the package to find a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows within. With no disrespect meant to J. K. Rowling’s innumerable devotees, I’m not a particularly big Harry Potter fan. But I’d read two or three of the early books, and being as susceptible as the next guy to the hype for the...
  • Iraq Ministry Forms Unit to Monitor News

    11/30/2006 4:00:25 PM PST · by james500 · 12 replies · 646+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | Nov 30, 2006
    Iraq's Interior Ministry said Thursday it had formed a special unit to monitor news coverage and vowed to take legal action against journalists who failed to correct stories the ministry deemed to be incorrect.
  • Frist: Remarks about Taliban distorted and taken out of context

    10/02/2006 3:29:40 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 151 replies · 5,680+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 2, 2006 | Bill Frist
    <p>Bill Frist: "I’m currently overseas visiting our troops in Afghanistan, but I wanted to take a moment to address an Associated Press story titled, “Frist: Taliban Should Be in Afghan Gov’t.” The story badly distorts my remarks and takes them out of context.</p>
  • AP Takes the Hatchet to Rumsfeld Speech (Updated)

    09/03/2006 7:43:00 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 7 replies · 458+ views
    The QandO Blog ^ | August 29, 2006 | Bruce "McQ" McQuain
    ****UPDATED: AP has apparently edited the original article. See update below.****Interesting little side by side here. Donald Rumsfeld gave a speech to the American Legion. You can read it here. Robert Burns from AP reported on the speech. You can read it here. Below are some comparisons from the story and the speech.1. What AP says Rumsfeld said:Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday accused critics of the Bush administration's Iraq and counterterrorism policies of trying to appease "a new type of fascism."What Rumsfeld said:I recount this history because once again we face the same kind of challenges in efforts...
  • White Supremacists Riot in Toledo, Ohio (ABC & AP caught red-handed in a lie)

    10/16/2005 6:19:00 AM PDT · by Jonah Johansen · 230 replies · 13,228+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | October 16,2005 | JOHN SEEWER
    White Supremacists Riot in Toledo, Ohio By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press Writer (10 minutes ago)
  • Laura Ingraham Nails the AP!

    04/11/2005 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 27 replies · 3,805+ views
    "AP WRITES NEGATIVE BOLTON CONFIRMATION STORY BEFORE IT EVEN HAPPENS!" On the confirmation hearing for Bush UN Ambassador nominee John Bolton, the Associated Press decided why wait for the actual questioning to take place when their reporter could just write it ahead of time? Bolton is being opposed ... [snip]
  • Kerry takes lead over Bush

    10/08/2004 4:27:47 AM PDT · by sassbox · 101 replies · 2,791+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 10/08/04 | yahoo
    Presidential Elections - AP Kerry Takes Lead Over Bush in AP Poll Fri Oct 8, 2:34 AM ET By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) has taken a slight lead over President Bush (news - web sites), according to an Associated Press poll that found him gaining ground with women, boosting his overall popularity and cutting into the president's advantage on national security
  • Bush Mocks Kerry's Leadership Credentials (Kerry reiterates "Bush will reinstitute draft" lie)

    09/23/2004 10:21:58 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 24 replies · 1,043+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu, Sep 23, 2004 | TERENCE HUNT and NEDRA PICKLER
    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - President Bush mocked John Kerry's fitness to be commander in chief Wednesday, saying the way to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq "is not to wilt or waver." Kerry suggested to a campaign crowd that Bush might bring back the military draft and said in an Associated Press interview that the president was "living in a make-believe world." Answering a question about possible revival of the draft at a forum with voters in West Palm Beach, Fla., Kerry said, "If George Bush were to be re-elected, given the way he has gone about this war...
  • Correction: Bush-Guard-Reax Story

    09/17/2004 3:23:53 PM PDT · by pitinkie · 103 replies · 4,104+ views ^ | 09/17/2004 | Associated Press
    <p>ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - In a Sept. 11 story about military retirees' reaction to new documents concerning President Bush's National Guard service, The Associated Press incorrectly identified Ahmad Majied of Albany as a former Navy SEAL. Majied assisted SEAL teams while he was in the Navy, but never was trained as a SEAL. "I should have been more specific," he said Friday.</p>
  • AP Uses Fake SEAL to Back Kerry, Slam Bush

    09/12/2004 12:33:28 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 571 replies · 26,742+ views
    AP, Multiple ^ | September 12, 2004 | Travis McGee
    AP Uses Fake SEAL to Back Kerry, Slam Bush Authentic or not, Bush memos no big deal to retired guardsmen U.S. Servicemen React to Bush Guard Memos (spreading the lie) Allegations of suspect conduct during the Vietnam war also have been leveled at John Kerry, who won three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star in Vietnam. A group sponsoring television ads challenging his wartime record contends Kerry's own gunfire caused the wound that brought his first Purple Heart. Navy records and other veterans do not support the charge. Ahmad Majied of Albany (GA) says the latest allegations...
  • Bush Piloted Guard Trainers Before He Quit (AP needs Freeping again)

    09/10/2004 5:13:58 AM PDT · by Rokke · 24 replies · 1,096+ views
    AP Wire ^ | 10 Sept 2004 | Matt Kelley
    WASHINGTON - George W. Bush began flying a two-seat training jet more frequently and twice required multiple attempts to land a one-seat fighter in the weeks just before he quit flying for the Texas Air National Guard in 1972, his pilot logs show. The logs show Bush flew nine times in T-33 trainers in February and March 1972, including eight times in one week and four of those only as a co-pilot. Bush, then a first lieutenant, flew in T-33s only twice in the previous six months and three times in the year ending July 31, 1971. The records also...

    09/03/2004 8:02:24 PM PDT · by crushelits · 3 replies · 306+ views
    Crushkerry ^ | September 3, 2004 | Crushkerry
    Never happened, says people who were there In fact, the people clapped when President Bush said President Clinton was in our prayers. Don't believe us? Then listen to it for yourself! But then again what should we expect from the AP, which refers to the terrorist, child killing animals in Russia as "rebels", "captors" and "hostage takers". If you have the stomach for it, see for youself (WARNING: GRAPHIC) what kind of vile human debris these "rebels" really are.