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  • Priceless: Obama Was Asked To Leave Room During Debt Negotiations

    08/03/2011 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | 8/3/11 | Bluegrass Pundit
    President Obama has never run a business or been forced to negotiate unless he was in a position of overwhelming strength. He is obviously clueless as to how the real world works. (The Hill) — In the midst of a rebellion from his own colleagues, John Boehner faced a big decision. It was 10 p.m. last Thursday, the most stressful moment of his Speakership. Boehner’s debt-limit bill was short on votes, and the GOP leadership was forced to change the measure so it could attract the support of recalcitrant members. With dozens of reporters staking out the Speaker’s office and...
  • Report: White House asked small California paper to remove negative remarks about First Lady

    05/03/2011 2:40:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/3/11 | Allahpundit
    C’mon, no one’s this sensitive to bad press. Well, almost no one. In an email to The Daily Caller, Gina Channell-Allen, president of the Pleasanton Weekly in Pleasanton, California, said that her paper “received a call from the White House asking us to take out part of the story because it reflected poorly on the First Lady.” The story in question was a soft feature about Marine One titled, “Inside Marine One, President Obama’s helicopter,” that ran in the paper on April 20. Pleasanton staffer Amory Gutierrez “didn’t get to ride in ‘Marine One,’” she wrote in her story, “but...
  • Christians asked to bow in submission to Allah

    02/21/2011 4:49:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/21/11 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – In what Egypt's Christians fear may be a sign of things to come, a senior Islamic cleric asked Christians to bow in Muslim prayer in an act of submission to Allah. On Friday, famed Egyptian theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a spiritual leader to the Muslim Brotherhood who hosts a popular Islam-themed television show on Al Jazeera, led the Islamic prayer services in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Egypt's uprising. While he repeatedly offered nods to Egypt's Coptic Christians, unmentioned in most news media accounts of the ceremony was that Qaradawi asked all in attendance, specifically singling out Christians,...
  • Muslims asked to vacation in Turkey after Israeli boycott

    07/04/2010 10:17:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 7/4/10 | RUTH EGLASH
    Loss of about $400 million from canceled Israeli reservations. Muslims are being encouraged to vacation in Turkey this summer to offset the estimated $ 4 0 0 million l o s s caused by Israelis boycotting the country as relations between the countries deteriorate. A number of Muslim scholars and leaders issued a statement on June 17 praising Turkey’s position regarding Israel and welcoming Ankara’s efforts to “lift the siege on Gaza and the Palestinian people.” It called on Arabs and Muslims to show support for Turkey by boosting economic ties. The statement called on “families and groups planning to...
  • CA: 'Guru of Ganja' Indicted Again

    10/14/2006 3:09:24 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 17 replies · 851+ views
    AP ^ | 10/14/06 | n/a
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal grand jury has again indicted the self-proclaimed "Guru of Ganja" on charges that he grew hundreds of marijuana plants for a dispensary. Ed Rosenthal was convicted in 2003 for cultivating the plants for a city of Oakland medical marijuana program. An appeals court overturned the conviction in April, citing jury misconduct, but it upheld federal powers to charge marijuana growers. An indictment unsealed Thursday charges Rosenthal with 14 felonies, including conspiracy to manufacture marijuana at his Oakland warehouse and distribute it to a San Francisco pot club. He also faces four counts of money laundering...
  • CA: Voters being asked to put state into deep debt

    09/25/2006 9:49:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 482+ views
    Ventura Star ^ | 9/25/06 | Thomas D. Elias - Opinion
    No one can seriously question one of the two major assumptions behind the $38 billion worth of construction and repair bonds proposed on the Nov. 7 state ballot. Traffic relief is a must in myriad parts of California. Port security isn't a tenth as tough as it needs to be. Who can argue against battered women's shelters and housing assistance for senior citizens, veterans and working families? Overcrowded public schools need relief. And the levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta area are a disaster waiting to happen. Taken together, all those realities make up one big assumption behind the...
  • Californians Asked to Repudiate Redding Mayor's Anti-Muslim Remarks

    09/11/2006 9:07:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 1,593+ views
    CAIR & The American Muslim ^ | September 11, 2006
    Mayor: 'Either the Judeo-Christian philosophy will survive or the Islamic philosophy will survive'SACRAMENTO, CA -- (OfficialWire) -- 09/11/06 -- The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) today called on Californians to repudiate remarks insulting to Muslims made by a mayor in the northern part of that state. CAIR-SV said that Redding, Calif., Mayor Ken Murray claimed Shia Muslims "believe it's acceptable to lie, cheat, steal and kill as long as it ultimately glorifies Allah." "Folks, they're not like us," said Murray. When asked about his offensive remarks, Murray drew a distinction between "mainstream" and Shia Muslims,...
  • Newly Freed Iraqi Detainees Called on to Help Rebuild Country

    06/15/2006 4:01:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 284+ views
    ABU GHRAIB, Iraq, June 15, 2006 – The Iraqi deputy prime minister called on about 450 Iraqis being freed from the Abu Ghraib detention facility today to work for peace in Iraq, the Middle East and the world. Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Salim al-Zawbai speaks with detainees released from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison June 15. The Iraqi government plan aims at getting "low-risk" detainees back into the workforce and working toward a new Iraq. Photo by Jim Garamone  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Salim al-Zawbai spoke to the men before they were released from the facility. It is...
  • Top Sunni asked Bush for pullout timeline

    06/15/2006 1:40:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 725+ views
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 6/15/06
    Iraq's vice president has asked President Bush for a timeline for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq, the Iraqi president's office said. Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni, made the request during his meeting with Bush on Tuesday, when the U.S. president made a surprise visit to Iraq. "I supported him in this," President Jalal Talabani said in a statement released Wednesday. Al-Hashimi's representatives could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. Bush made it clear during his visit that the U.S. military presence — now at about 132,000 troops — would continue, though he stressed the fate of...
  • Gonzales Asked Germany To Hold Hijacker

    12/21/2005 3:47:19 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies · 992+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-21-2005 | Ann Gearan
    Gonzales Asked Germany to Hold Hijacker Wednesday December 21, 2005 11:16 PM By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales personally asked the German government not to release a terrorist accused of killing a Navy diver, but was rebuffed, the Bush administration said Wednesday. Mohammed Ali Hamadi was freed on parole by German authorities after serving 19 years of a life sentence for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA plane during which a U.S. Navy diver was killed. The 17-day ordeal riveted the United States and brought Middle East terrorism home for many Americans. ``We...
  • Report: Corporations being asked to help fund Schwarzenegger's China trade trip

    10/24/2005 9:02:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 294+ views
    ap on LA Times ^ | 10/24/05 | ap - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Corporations are being asked to donate tens of thousands of dollars to fund Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's upcoming trade mission to China and some will be along when he talks to officials there, it was reported Monday. The governor, who came to office on a promise to take state government away from special interests, is raising money to pay for the trip through a nonprofit foundation that is not required to publicly reveal the names of donors, the Los Angeles Times said. Some companies have been asked to give $50,000 to the California Protocol Foundation, the Times...
  • Roberts Asked to Explain Lack of Recusal

    08/25/2005 5:36:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,091+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/25/05 | Jesse J. Holland - AP
    WASHINGTON - Two Democratic senators said Wednesday that they want Supreme Court nominee John Roberts to explain before his confirmation hearings why he continued to judge a lawsuit against the Bush administration while being interviewed to be a justice. "It is clear that you have long understood the ethical issues raised by continuing to work on a case in which a party is considering you for another position," Judiciary Committee Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin said in a letter to Roberts. White House spokesman Steve Schmidt said in response that "the opponents of Judge...
  • U.N. asked to commemorate Holocaust

    08/18/2005 6:50:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 323+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/18/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States and several other nations have asked the United Nations to designate January 27 as an annual day to remember the six million Jews and the countless others who perished in the World War II Nazi Holocaust. A letter from the nations, which also included Russia, Israel, Australia and Canada, circulated Thursday requests the General Assembly to add the proposal to its agenda, noting that this year's 60th anniversary of the United Nations coincides with the 60th year of the end of the war. "The Holocaust constituted a systematic and barbarous attempt to annihilate...
  • Gitmo detainees may be asked about names

    07/29/2005 8:18:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 540+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/29/05 | Larry Neumeister - AP
    NEW YORK - A federal judge considering whether the government should be forced to reveal the identities of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base detainees suggested Friday that each one be asked whether he wants his name made public. Judge Jed S. Rakoff offered the idea as he considered the government's position that the United States must hide the identities to protect the detainees and their family members from potential reprisals. If asked, "that person may be saying, `Yes, please, tell the world,'" Rakoff told Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Wolstein. Wolstein said there might be "military reasons" for not engaging in such...
  • Dutch asked to extradite accused Iraqi

    07/29/2005 1:40:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 272+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/29/05 | Mark Sherman - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has charged a Dutch citizen with conspiring to kill Americans in Iraq, the first U.S. criminal case connected to terrorist activities there, the Justice Department said Friday. Iraqi-born Wasem al Delaema, 32, was arrested in May during a raid on his home in the Dutch city of Amersfoort. On Wednesday, U.S. authorities filed a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court in Washington and asked the Dutch government to extradite him for prosecution. Among the charges is conspiring to kill Americans overseas. U.S. authorities allege al Delaema helped plot attacks near Fallujah in October 2003....
  • Governors Asked to Overhaul High Schools

    02/22/2005 7:08:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 430+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/22/05 | Ben Feller - AP
    WASHINGTON - With dropout rates rising, governors nationwide are being asked to lead a high school overhaul that demands more skills of students and help from colleges. The call for action, outlined Tuesday by leaders of an upcoming national summit on high schools, would change everything from core course requirements to state graduation standards. It came as the Educational Testing Service reported Tuesday that high school completion rates dropped nationally from 1990 to 2000, with about one third of students failing to graduate. It is the latest in a string of sobering assessments of high school performance. "Students can make...
  • U.N. asked to punish two Saudi activists

    12/21/2004 6:16:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 698+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/21/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose sanctions on British-based Saudi dissident Saad al-Faqih for allegedly providing financial and material support to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. The United States and Saudi Arabia also asked the council to impose sanctions on Saudi businessman Adel Abdul Jalil Batterjee, who was instrumental in founding the Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity that the United States has previously deemed a global terrorist group. Council diplomats said the two names were circulated among the 15 Security Council members on Tuesday. If...
  • Is Pardongate probe dead? Spokesman asked about Marc Rich/Bill Clinton investigation

    12/17/2004 3:24:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 756+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/17/04 | Les Kinsolving
    WND AT THE WHITE HOUSE Is Pardongate probe dead? Spokesman asked about Marc Rich/Bill Clinton investigation Posted: December 17, 2004 5:21 p.m. Eastern Editor's note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions almost no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman. If you'd like to suggest a question for the White House, submit it to WorldNetDaily's exclusive interactive forum MR. PRESIDENT! By Les Kinsolving © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com At today's White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Scott McClellan...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • CA: (San Diego Co.) Supervisors asked to endorse tougher voting laws

    09/21/2004 9:01:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 354+ views
    NC Times ^ | 9/21/04 | Gig Conaughton
    SAN DIEGO ---- County supervisors today could ask the state to toughen election laws by requiring people to show proof that they are U.S. citizens when they register to vote and identification at the polls before being allowed to vote. Under current law, people are not required to show proof of citizenship, and only first-time voters who register by mail are required to show identification ---- which does not have to include a photograph ---- at the polls. Supervisor Bill Horn, who recommended the Board of Supervisors petition the state to change state voting laws, said having to show birth...
  • Judge asked to dismiss libel lawsuit against Schwarzenegger

    05/04/2004 9:29:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 253+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/4/04 | Robert Jablon - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's lawyer asked a judge Tuesday to throw out a libel lawsuit filed by a Hollywood stuntwoman who alleged the former actor groped her on film sets. Judge Robert L. Hess took under submission two motions to dismiss Rhonda Miller's lawsuit. "Arnold Schwarzenegger never should have been sued in this case," lawyer Martin Singer said in court. "It was an absolute lie. Pure fabrication. Why would this woman come forward 13 years after the alleged event, the day before the election, with a press conference?" Miller, 53, claims Schwarzenegger and his campaign defamed her...
  • Who The **** Are You, Asked The Man From Special Forces

    04/05/2003 6:56:54 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 168+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-6-2003 | Olga Craig
    Who the **** are you, asked the man from special forces (Filed: 06/04/2003) On a bridge into Basra, Olga Craig bumped into the SAS as it was gathering intelligence from Iraqis fleeing the mortar shells of Saddam's militia As a greeting, it was neither conventional nor civilised - but then neither were the circumstances. I was in retreat, he was advancing. It was 4pm one afternoon last week on the bridge into Basra, and Saddam Hussein's elite militia were sending a rain of mortar shells and rocket-propelled grenades from the city. In the smoke and the confusion and the deafening...
  • Public Asked To Intervene For Mother Of 11

    12/25/2002 1:11:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 168+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Dec. 25, 2002 | staff
    Kinneret Rosental, mother of eleven and daughter of Hevron-pioneer Rabbi Moshe Levinger, will begin her four-month prison sentence today. Her crime: hitting a police horse. The incident began six months ago when she drove up to a Jerusalem courthouse and a police officer told her to stop - while another officer told her to go. Confused, she began to drive, at which time a third policeman took out his gun and threatened to break her windshield. Beginning to panic, she started driving quickly away and ended up hitting a traffic island - on which was standing a police horse. The...