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  • Wendy Davis Won’t Filibuster Second Attempt to Ban Late-Term Abortions (TX Alert!)

    07/02/2013 2:58:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | July 2, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Should Texas legislators get another bill to ban late-term abortions to the floor of the state Senate, pro-abortion lawmaker Wendy Davis says she will not filibuster the bill a second time.The bill was filed yesterday in the Texas legislature and legislators hold the first hearing on the measure today in the state House. A representative of Davis tells U.S. News and World Report that a second special session filibuster is not forthcoming.A spokesman for Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis, who stood and spoke for more than 12 hours to help kill the bill last week, says she won’t filibuster the...
  • Sudanese Man Charged in Attack on Child

    03/24/2013 3:27:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/3/13 | Maayana Miskin
    A Sudanese man has been charged with several crimes in connection to the attempted rape of a young child in her home in southern Tel Aviv. Mohammed Suleiman Ahmed, 22, was indicted Sunday for attempted rape of a child under age 14, as well as for assault, aggravated assault causing injury, threatening violence, theft, and breaking and entering with criminal intent. Ahmed entered a family home at 5 a.m. on March 3 and began stealing items. He then took a knife and entered the children’s room and attempted to rape an 8-year-old girl at knife point, and threatened the girl’s...
  • Boehner Coup Attempt Larger Than First Thought

    01/06/2013 1:17:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/6/13 | Jonathan Strong
    A concerted effort to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner was under way the day of his re-election to the position, but participants called it off 30 minutes before the House floor vote, CQ Roll Call has learned. A group of disaffected conservatives had agreed to vote against the Ohio lawmaker if they could get at least 25 members to join the effort. But one member, whose identity could not be verified, rescinded his or her participation the morning of the vote, leaving the group one person short of its self-imposed 25-member threshold. Only 17 votes against Boehner were required to...
  • Video: Arabs Try to Lynch Jew in Shomron

    12/17/2011 11:02:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/11 | Elad Benari
    A video uploaded to YouTube on Saturday reveals an Arab attempt to lynch a Jew near the village of Asira al-Qibliya in Shomron. The video, which was filmed by the Arabs, shows a group of Arabs surrounding the Jewish man and begin to pelt him with rocks. The Jew is shown tripping and falling on the ground, while the Arabs continue to beat him until several other Jews with rocks in their hands come along and cause the Arabs to run off. video .....
  • Arab protesters descend on Israeli borders

    05/15/2011 3:24:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 15/5/11 | Aron Heller
    MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights -Mobilized by calls on Facebook, thousands of Arab protesters marched on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations, sparking clashes that left at least 15 people dead in an annual Palestinian mourning ritual marking the anniversary of Israel's birth. In a surprising turn of events, hundreds of Palestinians and supporters poured across the Syrian frontier and staged riots, drawing Israeli accusations that Damascus, and its ally Iran, orchestrated the unrest to shift attention from an uprising back home. It was a rare incursion from the usually tightly controlled...
  • Police: Va. Beach man fatally shot attempting home invasion

    05/12/2011 4:58:31 PM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 12, 2011 | Aaron Applegate
    VIRGINIA BEACH The 23-year-old man who died of a gunshot wound after being dropped off at a fire station late Tuesday had been attempting an armed home invasion robbery when he was shot, police said. One of the residents at a home in the 300 block of Rose Marie Avenue shot Shawn Thomas Ross, said Officer Adam Bernstein, a police spokesman. Police have interviewed the shooter and no charges are being filed at this time, Bernstein said. Ross had been carrying a handgun, he said. “It does not appear to be random, but the relationship between the residents of the...
  • Accused Killer Joran van der Sloot,, Stabs Prison Guard in Escape Attempt

    02/07/2011 5:07:06 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 62 replies · 3+ views
    Gather ^ | 2/4/11
    Natalie Holloway murder suspect, Joran van der Sloot, has been ominously quiet for quite a while. That's not surprising since he's been languishing in Peru's Miguel Castro Castro prison since June awaiting the completion of the investigation of Stephany Flores's murder. On January 15th however, Van der Sloot suddenly decided to lunge back into the headlines by stabbing a guard and then attempting to hold him hostage in a crazy, and therefore unsuccessful attempt to break out of prison. According to the National Enquirer, Van der Sloot suddenly "freaked out" when guard, Luis Gavancho, brought a tray of food into...
  • Democrats (Wisconsin) give up attempt to approve state labor contracts

    12/16/2010 9:27:44 AM PST · by UB355 · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12/16/2010 | Jason Stein and Patrick Marley
    Madison — Democrats have adjourned an extraordinary session of the Legislature and officially given up on an unusual bid to pass labor contracts for tens of thousands of state workers in a lame-duck session. Two top leaders for both Democrats and Republicans met briefly Thursday morning to adjourn the session on labor contracts. The session had technically been left alive Wednesday night after Democrats narrowly but dramatically failed to pass the agreements. Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker (D-Wausau) and Sen. Jeff Plale (D-South Milwaukee) crossed party lines to vote with Republicans to reject the contracts. The agreements then failed...
  • Democrats give up attempt to approve state labor contracts [Wisconsin]

    12/16/2010 3:04:12 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies
    JS Online ^ | December 16, 2010 | Jason Stein
    Madistan, WI — Democrats have adjourned an extraordinary session of the Legislature and officially given up on an unusual bid to pass labor contracts for tens of thousands of state workers in a lame-duck session. Two top leaders for both Democrats and Republicans met briefly Thursday morning to adjourn the session on labor contracts. The session had technically been left alive Wednesday night after Democrats narrowly but dramatically failed to pass the agreements. The outcome means unions will now have to seek new contracts from Governor-elect Scott Walker, who campaigned on cutting their benefits to help balance the state budget."We've...
  • Leftist Assassination Attempt Pushed Down Memory Hole

    09/16/2010 3:41:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/16/10 | Jack Cashill
    "Missouri governor was intended target of stabbing at MCC-Penn Valley," reads the headline of today's Kansas City Star. On Tuesday, mistaking the community college dean, Al Dimmitt, for Governor Jay Nixon, student Casey Brezik, 2 2, slashed the dean's throat, almost killing him. The governor, on the way to the college, cancelled his visit. Not surprisingly, the story has gotten almost no attention beyond Kansas City. The media do not want you to know Brezik's politics. As his Facebook page makes clear, he seems to have absorbed just about every left wing gripe in the academic ether
  • Canada Thwarts Bombing Attempt

    08/26/2010 10:03:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/27/10 | Angus Loten
    OTTAWA—Canadian authorities said they found and foiled a terrorist bomb-making plot by three men here—one allegedly with links to the conflict in Afghanistan and another, a pathologist who auditioned for the TV show "Canadian Idol.'' The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested the trio of Canadian citizens after raids on their houses turned up schematics, videos, drawings, books and manuals for making explosives, said Serge Therriault, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer in charge of criminal investigations. The suspects—identified as Hiva Alizadeh, 30 years old; X-ray technician Misbahuddin Ahmed, 26, both of Ottawa; and hospital worker Khurram Syed Sher, 28, of London,...
  • Ahmadinejad Survives Assassination Attempt

    08/04/2010 4:26:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 4, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Iran's vile fascist runt of a president survived an assasination attempt in Tehran earlier today- the pugnacious Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survived an assassination attempt today when a homemade grenade exploded near his convoy, it was reported. The Iranian website, khabaronline.ir, said the incident happened in Hamedan in western Iran as Ahmadinejad was on his way to address a crowd. It said he was unhurt and went on to give his speech as planned, which was broadcast live on state television. The report said the president's car was about 100 metres away from the site of the blast. The website...
  • Venezuelans oppose Chávez attempt to nationalize private food company (Hugo starts to teeter)

    07/10/2010 12:26:49 AM PDT · by Stultis · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 July 2010 | Juan Forero
    As in all major government takeovers of private companies in Venezuela, President Hugo Chávez declared that seizing beer-and-food giant Polar's facilities here would mark another victory for the poor in the country's march toward socialism. "Why is it that Polar has so much money?" Chávez asked in a February speech ... Except this time, the president's plans went badly awry, ... Polar [fought] back by taking its case to the Supreme Court, [and] its employees have risen up, too, rallying in opposition to Chávez's edict and holding all-night vigils to prevent a takeover. ... employees said they oppose the government...
  • Once again, violence in Phoenix involving criminal illegals

    05/08/2010 7:46:08 PM PDT · by StevePhoenix · 44 replies · 1,717+ views
    ArticlesBase.com ^ | May 08, 2010 | ArticlesBase.com
    Once again a violent crime - the murder of another Hispanic male in Phoenix -- and once again, another illegal alien attempts to kills Phoenix cops.
  • Suddenly Concerned About Historical Accuracy, Leftists Attempt to Kill JFK Miniseries

    02/19/2010 3:58:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 455+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 2/19/10 | John Nolte
    This is America and leftist filmmaker Robert Greenwald and his ilk have every right to wage a propaganda war to pressure the History Channel to kill their upcoming JFK miniseries. The miniseries’ script might not be done yet, but that’s how we roll in this country and until Senator Harry Reid steps in and threatens to put the History Channel out of business, like he did ABC in order to muscle a “Path to 9/11″ edit to his and the Clintons’ liking, Greenwald and Co. can all knock themselves out. And knocking themselves out they are: a website, petition, videos,...
  • Forces in Afghanistan Foil Attempt on Provincial Governor’s Life

    05/13/2009 5:08:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 608+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2009 – Afghan and U.S. forces killed eight insurgents and repelled a complex suicide attack May 11 by multiple groups on government buildings in Khost, the capital of the eastern Afghanistan province of the same name. During the engagement, the forces foiled an attempt on the provincial governor’s life. Shortly before noon, a suicide bomber dressed as an Afghan security forces member attacked the governor’s compound, while two others wearing suicide vests were killed by Afghan and U.S. forces. An additional suicide vest was found at the scene. Moments later, a group of suicide bombers stormed the...
  • Prisoners' Escape Foiled By Light pole

    01/30/2009 11:13:11 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 2 replies · 398+ views
    you tube ^ | 29-Jan-09 | moiseshperini1
    It was less than a Great Escape. Two New Zealand prisoners who were handcuffed together as they fled a courthouse foiled their own getaway when they ran to opposite sides of a light pole
  • MND-B Soldiers prevent assassination attempt

    02/01/2008 4:22:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 66+ views
    BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers prevented a suspected al-Qaeda assassination attempt on a Concerned Local Citizens leader when they discovered a car bomb in Doura Jan. 30. After receiving an early morning tip, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, attached to Task Force Dragon, found an improvised bomb underneath the CLC leader’s car. The CLC are volunteers who help Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces secure various parts of the district by guarding infrastructure, and providing information on anti-Coalition activities to ISF and Task Force Dragon elements. “We believe that al-Qaeda is targeting the CLCs...
  • Scares in Turkey and Germany add to 9/11 jitters

    09/11/2007 8:53:32 PM PDT · by onja · 1 replies · 166+ views
    Guardian ^ | 9/11/07 | Matthew Weaver
    An unexploded car bomb has been found in Turkey and threats have been made against a US air base in Germany as jittery security forces fear terrorist action timed to coincide with the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. A large amount of explosives was found in a minibus, which had a fake licence plate, in a multi-storey car park in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
  • Bush vows new attempt to overhaul U.S. immigration (before summer recess)

    03/12/2007 10:09:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 821+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/12/07 | Maura Reynolds
    GUATEMALA CITY -- President Bush promised today to launch a new push to overhaul of U.S. immigration laws and faced tough questions about deportation during a visit to Guatemala. Bush said he wanted to get a comprehensive immigration deal, similar to one that stalled last summer, through Congress before its summer recess. It would be the first time Bush has pushed such legislation since Democrats took control of both houses after November elections. "It seems like to me we've got to get this done by August," Bush said at a joint news conference with Guatemalan President Oscar Berger. But he...
  • Chavez: Assassination attempt foiled

    10/01/2006 12:20:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,168+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/30/06 | Natalie Obiko Pearson - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez, who has repeatedly spoken of various plots on his life, said Saturday a sniper with a long-range gun and a motorcycle to escape on had planned to shoot him as he exited a helicopter on a recent trip to western Venezuela. The incident allegedly occurred when Chavez visited the western oil-producing region of Zulia in June to inaugurate a refurbished fertilizer plant. Chavez appeared to link the plot to his main rival in upcoming presidential elections, Gov. Manuel Rosales of Zulia state, claiming that he is in constant danger from opponents seeking to get...
  • CA: Democrats rally behind Angelides in attempt to spark campaign

    09/04/2006 4:14:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 549+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/4/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    SAN DIEGO The state's Democratic leadership rallied behind gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides on Monday, seeking to spark a campaign that has struggled to connect with voters in his attempt to unseat Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Both candidates had full schedules on the traditional Labor Day start to the fall campaign, with Angelides speaking to union members and Schwarzenegger rallying campaign workers. The governor also made an appearance at one of Southern California's most iconic hot spots Muscle Beach in Venice. Angelides followed a more typical path for the holiday weekend, addressing labor rallies in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego...
  • CA: Democratic attempt to spend bond money for parks irks Republicans (renegging on deal?)

    08/15/2006 8:17:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 303+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 8/15/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    A move by Democrats to allocate about $1 billion from two voter initiatives on the November ballot has upset Republicans, who say it reneges on the deal that led to a massive infrastructure package going before voters this fall. An Assembly committee on Wednesday is scheduled to consider legislation by Sen. Wesley Chesbro, D-Arcata, that would specify funding for parks if the bond measures are approved by voters. Republicans had rejected spending on parks this spring during negotiations over a public works package that asks voters to approve money for transportation, levee repair, schools and affordable housing. That package, worth...
  • French police thwart joint-rolling world record attempt

    07/25/2006 11:48:55 AM PDT · by highimpact · 15 replies · 403+ views
    Breitbart & AFP ^ | July 25, 2006
    Police in France said they had thwarted an attempt by a group of marijuana smokers to roll the world's longest joint by seizing a work-in-progress measuring 80 centimetres (32 inches) in length. "At some point, these young people had wanted to craft a joint of 1.12 metres to beat the world record in the discipline and get it officially registered," said a police officer in eastern France. "We don't know who had the idea. Sometimes ideas are created in an astonishing way," he said. During an investigation targeting a group of four smokers in the eastern Vosges area of France,...
  • Marines thwart insurgents’ attempt to destroy new Iraqi school for girls

    07/12/2006 4:24:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 658+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jul 7, 2006 | Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    KARABILAH, Iraq (July 7, 2006) -- Thanks to the work of Marines and Iraqi Security Forces, 800 elementary-aged girls will now have a school to attend this fall. Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment unveiled a brand-new grade school in this city of about 30,000 on the Iraq-Syria border in western Al Anbar Province July 7. About one week before its opening, insurgents planted an improvised explosive device inside the school which would have leveled a good portion of the building, destroying nearly three months of work by Marines and locals, said Gunnery Sgt. Joseph S. Mallicoat, team leader...
  • Hawaii Gives Up on Its Attempt to Control Gas Prices

    HONOLULU (May 6) - Gas prices keep going up everywhere, and Hawaii's unique attempt to control them is running on fumes. The isolated island state whose drivers consistently pay the highest pump prices in the nation has given up on its government-regulated price controls after an eight-month experiment. With the average price for regular in Hawaii rising above $3.38 per gallon Friday, Gov. Linda Lingle signed into law a suspension of the cap that sought to keep the oil companies in check and give a fair price to customers. Bad timing with rising oil prices, outrage among island motorists, industry...
  • Iraqi Forces Conduct Operations; Governor Survives Attempt on Life

    05/03/2006 3:53:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 209+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 3, 2006 – Iraqi soldiers and police completed the fourth day of Operation Lion's Hunt in Mosul, Iraq, today. Elsewhere, a provincial governor survived an assasination attempt. Nearly 1,500 Iraqi soldiers and police officers worked together to conduct the mission. The goal of Lion's Hunt is to introduce a strong Iraqi security force presence in the city's diverse communities and clean out pockets of terrorists hiding among law-abiding residents, U.S. officials said. The Iraqi-planned effort has been well received in the areas searched so far, Iraqi Maj. Gen. Wathiq, provincial director of police for Ninewah province, said. He...
  • CA: Senator renews attempt to seal records in divorce cases (Burkle's Law)

    02/27/2006 6:26:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 396+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/27/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill to allow a divorcing spouse to keep financial records private, less than a month after a court struck down a similar law that opponents contend was passed to help a wealthy campaign donor. Earlier this month, Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, took over a Senate bill dealing with homeland security that was awaiting action in the Assembly and turned it into a measure dealing with financial records in divorce cases. It would require a court to seal certain financial records at the request of one of the spouses in a...
  • Fugitive killed after desperate escape attempt in Sacramento

    01/08/2006 6:09:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 738+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/8/06 | ap - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A fugitive was shot and killed by a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy after a desperate escape attempt in which he tried to commandeer a school bus and a police patrol car, authorities said. The suspect, who was fatally shot Friday, was identified Saturday as Deven Lepierro, 24, of North Highlands. Records show he had an extensive criminal record - including auto theft, burglary, grand theft and assault with a deadly weapon - in Sacramento County dating back to 1999. Lepierro's run-in with authorities began Friday when he was detained by security guards at a Wal-Mart store for...
  • Iraqi, U.S. forces thwart assassination attempt

    11/30/2005 3:36:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 434+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 30, 2005
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Nov. 30, 2005) — Iraqi Police and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers prevented an assassination attempt Nov. 27 in the Ghazaliyah neighborhood of western Baghdad. Around 11 a.m., Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division responded to a call from Iraqi citizens who spotted a silver sedan with explosives, wires and a timer underneath it. Iraqi Police soon joined the U.S. Soldiers at the scene and took the lead in investigating the vehicle. The car was originally thought to be a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. Military officials later said it may...
  • Japan's Asteroid Probe Cleared For Landing Attempt

    11/11/2005 12:35:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 507+ views
    LiveScience.com on yahoo ^ | 11/11/05 | Leonard Davis
    Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft is on track to attempt a sampling of asteroid Itokawa on November 19. In a rescheduled practice run on November 9, the craft has approached within 230 feet (70 meters) of the asteroid during a descent test that verified the probe's guidance and navigation functions. Engineers handling the Hayabusa spacecraft have clarified the issues that led to the cancellation of a November 4 landing rehearsal. An onboard navigation computer detected anomalous information during the practice run. The problem resulted in an abort command being transmitted to the probe by Earth controllers, thereby stopping the rehearsal. Subsequently, the...
  • Real target ducks, Prasad hit

    10/07/2005 6:54:25 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 10-6-05 | Alok Chamaria and Rai Atul Krishna
    Assailant beaten, may not make it Former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad received a bullet injury in his left arm on Thursday when a gunman opened fire on the dais from which he had just finished addressing an election rally at Nokha, about 25 km from Sasaram. The assailant fired several shots from a country-made handgun at around 2 p.m. before he was overpowered by BJP workers. Eyewitnesses said the man was carrying a second pistol which he could not fire. He was identified as Munna Rai, alias Halchal Rai, of Karahasi village under Nokha police station of Sasaram. Rohtas...
  • Chinese defector in Australia says hit squad sent to kill him (Team China: World Assassins)

    08/16/2005 6:11:56 PM PDT · by Petey139 · 5 replies · 398+ views
    Yahoo News & AFP ^ | August 16, 2005
    SYDNEY (AFP) - A former Chinese diplomat who defected to Australia has charged that Beijing has sent a hit squad to kill him, but Canberra said the claim should be treated with caution. Chen Yonglin, 37, who was last month granted a permanent protection visa after abandoning his post at the Chinese consulate-general in Sydney in late May, told ABC television a friend had warned him that assassins were on his trail. "I receive a message from one of my closest friends in China, working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saying that the government has sent -- one month...
  • Terrorism Allows No Room for Negotiation - (Munich 1972 should have sounded terror alarm bells!)

    07/25/2005 3:08:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 644+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | JULY 25, 2005 | NANCY SALVATO
    It was discovered in Munich, during the 1972 Olympic Games, that terrorists could not be dissuaded from carrying out heinous acts of cold blood against innocents when motivated by ethnic hatred or religious fanaticism. It also became apparent that the rest of the world could and would carry on as though the fedayeen's (men of sacrifice) acts of barbarism were of no particular cause for concern. To emphasize this, The Olympic Games continued with full media coverage after the murder of 11 members of the Israeli team by PLO affiliates referred to as "Black September". Although Israel absolutely refused to...
  • S. Korea: Stopping Late Night Suicide Attempt

    07/06/2005 7:00:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 313+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 07/06/05
    S. Korea: Stopping Late Night Suicide Attempt Early morning on July 6th, an unidentified man(left) carrying a knife made a scene attempting to take his own life on the southern end of Young-dong Bridge (in Seoul.) A cop(right) was handing out a cigarette to him, while trying to persuade him to stop. After 8 hours of standoff, police was able to detain him without any incident.
  • Russia denies report about soldier throwing grenade at Bush

    06/29/2005 1:29:56 AM PDT · by familyop · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | 28JUN05 | Xinhua News Agency
    MOSCOW, June 28 (Xinhuanet) -- Russia's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday dismissed a Georgian TV report that a Russian soldier allegedly threw a hand grenade that landed near US President George W. Bush during his visit last month to the former SovietRepublic. The report was "pure fabrication," the ministry said in a statement, adding that Moscow was disappointed with the Georgian government's failure to denounce the "false report." Such a "irresponsible" report, which had been denied by the Russian military stationed in Georgia, was aimed at fueling anti-Russia sentiment in Georgia, the statement said. Tension between Russia and Georgia has eased...
  • Georgia hunts men linked to Bush grenade incident

    06/29/2005 1:45:19 AM PDT · by familyop · 7 replies · 415+ views
    Reuters AlertNet ^ | 27JUN05 | Reuters
    TBILISI, June 27 (Reuters) - Georgian police are hunting three men who may know who threw a grenade during a speech by U.S. President George W. Bush in May, an interior ministry spokesman said on Monday. U.S. officials said the grenade failed to explode only because of a malfunction and had landed within 30 metres (100 feet) of the president as he spoke to tens of thousands of people in Tbilisi's Freedom Square. The security scare blighted a trip intended to show Bush's support for the former Soviet state's West-leaning government, which came to power after a democratic revolution a...
  • Bulgarian suspected of throwing grenade during Bush speech

    06/29/2005 1:35:19 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies · 412+ views
    Rustavi 2, Tbilisi, CASCFEN ^ | 27JUN05 | Rustavi 2, Tbilisi, CASCFEN
    Rustavi 2, Tbilisi, 27.06.2005 -- An ethnic Bulgarian is wanted by Georgian police in suspiecion of the failed attempt to detonate a grenade on Liberty Square 10 May 2005, while US President George Bush and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili were delivering speeches. The security services are believed to have identified the suspect from a photo taken by an unidentified man, who was among the specially invited guests. On 22 June 2005 Saakashvili said that the investigation of the incident was entering its final phase. "Someone, some despicable person - not someone, we roughly know who it was - threw a...
  • FBI: Grenade at Bush Rally Was Live

    05/18/2005 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 9 replies · 508+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 18, 2005 | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI
    A grenade hurled in a crowd during last week's speech by President Bush in the Georgian capital was capable of exploding and was considered a threat against the president, the FBI said Wednesday. In Washington, the White House spokesman said Secret Service agents in Georgia were examining whether security changes were needed.... The FBI statement contradicted initial reports by Georgian officials that the Soviet-era grenade was found on the ground, was inactive and posed no danger to Bush. ... "The Secret Service is looking into all those issues,"...
  • HOSTAGE RESCUE ATTEMPT ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS NEXT WEEK

    04/15/2005 3:21:03 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 754+ views
    White House Commission on Remembrance, Special Operations Warrior Foundation | 04/15/05 | RaceBannon
    The following memorial events are planned for the 25th anniversary of the Hostage Rescue Attempt in Iran, April 25, 1980.
  • In Attempt to Oust Hillary Clinton, a Strategist's Comeback Bid

    04/09/2005 4:02:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies · 1,234+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/10/05 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    In Attempt to Oust Clinton, a Strategist's Comeback Bid By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ Published: April 10, 2005 WASHINGTON, April 9 - Arthur J. Finkelstein, the political guru who helped engineer the defeat of one Democratic luminary, Mario M. Cuomo, has his sights set on another: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Finkelstein, a longtime adviser to Gov. George E. Pataki of New York, is setting up a political action committee to mount a campaign offensive against Mrs. Clinton in 2006, when she is up for re-election, according to Republicans familiar with his plans. Mr. Finkelstein, who is known to be reclusive, would not...
  • 1981: President Reagan is shot

    03/30/2005 7:54:50 AM PST · by lizol · 32 replies · 1,079+ views
    BBC News ^ | March, 30, 2005 (1981)
    1981: President Reagan is shot President Ronald Reagan has been shot and wounded after a lone gunman opened fire in Washington. He is currently undergoing emergency surgery at George Washington University Hospital but there are unconfirmed reports he walked in unaided. Initial reports claim he may have a punctured lung. Five to six shots were fired as he left the Washington Hilton Hotel where he had been addressing a union convention, about one mile from the White House. A man, firing at close range, also wounded White House Press Secretary James Brady in the head. A Secret Service official and...
  • SUV crashes in suspected smuggling attempt

    03/02/2005 9:29:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 512+ views
    COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) - A stolen sport utility vehicle with 13 people inside - allegedly involved in a smuggling attempt - rolled over near the U.S.-Mexican border while trying to avoid police, authorities said. Four people were killed and nine were injured. "We believe this was a case of human smuggling that went bad," said Doug Mosier, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol in nearby El Paso, Texas. "Obviously it's a tragedy of enormous proportions and a very clear reminder of the dangers associated with smuggling." A Border Patrol agent spotted the SUV parked along a highway Wednesday afternoon,...
  • Mass Suicide Attempt At Camp Delta (Gitmo)

    01/24/2005 5:36:52 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies · 1,373+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-25-2005 | Francis Harris
    Mass suicide attempt at Camp Delta By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 25/01/2005) Twenty-three al-Qa'eda suspects tried to hang or strangle themselves at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay during a mass protest in 2003, the Pentagon admitted yesterday. The apparently co-ordinated action occurred at Camp Delta over nine days in August 2003, but did not result in any deaths. On one day alone, Aug 22, ten men tried to hang or strangle themselves with their clothing. It was not clear if any of the four British detainees were involved. Two protesters were taken to hospital and later received...
  • 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!
  • Florida gas theft attempt ignites explosion

    08/18/2004 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 3,103+ views
    Gas theft attempt ignites explosion Hialeah, FL, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Authorities in Hialeah, Fla., said an attempt to steal hundreds of gallons of gasoline resulted in a spectacular explosion at a gas station. They said they were questioning an unidentified man was rushed to a hospital with serious burns in the hours after the blast, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday. A witness said he saw a man who was on fire run away from the blaze. About a half hour after the explosions emergency operators received a call about a badly burned man and he was airlifted to a...
  • Yellowcake: Joe Wilson Skating on Thin Ice

    07/14/2004 1:48:51 PM PDT · by stevejackson · 17 replies · 1,831+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | 7/14/2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    Yellowcake: Joe Wilson Skating on Thin Ice By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 14, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Remember President Bush’s State of the Union Address in 2003? During his speech, Bush spoke of Iraqi attempts to buy uranium oxide -- now infamously known as “yellowcake” -- from Niger. The President’s assertion about a Nigerian uranium connection was attributed to British, not American, intelligence. Now, do you remember Joseph C. Wilson IV, the one-time CIA operative in Niger? He told the Washington Post that President Bush ignored his warning that it was “highly unlikely” that Iraq tried to buy yellowcake from Niger....
  • North Korean Security Believes Ryongchon Explosion an Assassination Attempt(Cellphones now banned)

    05/25/2004 7:29:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 136 replies · 530+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/24/04 | Kang Chol-hwan
    North Korean Security Believes Ryongchon Explosion an Assassination Attempt According to a source, North Korea's State Safety & Security Agency concluded that the massive explosion that occurred in the North Korean city of Ryongchon on April 22 had been conspired by anti-North Korean government forces to harm North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. A North Korean official who was recently on his business trip to China said, “The North Korean National Security Agency has investigated the incident since it took place and concluded that rebellious forces had plotted the explosions targeting the exclusive train of Kim Jong-il. The security agency, in...
  • Gorelick Rejected Attempt to Revise 'Wall' Memo

    04/29/2004 4:59:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 248+ views
    CNS NEWS ^ | 4/29/04 | Scott Wheeler
    Gorelick Rejected Attempt to Revise 'Wall' Memo By Scott Wheeler CNSNews.com Staff Writer April 29, 2004 (CNSNews.com) - One of America's most prominent federal prosecutors sought changes to the 1995 "wall" memo authored by then-Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, but most of the concerns expressed by U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White over the barriers erected between criminal and counter-intelligence investigations were rejected. Gorelick's "wall" memo was the subject of an April 26 CNSNews.com report, which quoted four sources as saying the memo erected barriers to intelligence-sharing between the FBI and intelligence agencies -- and impeded the investigation of alleged Chinese...
  • 24th Anniversary of the Hostage Rescue Attempt: April 24-25, 1980

    04/25/2004 4:53:18 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 63 replies · 485+ views
    Hostage Rescue Attempt website ^ | 04/24/04 | RaceBannon
    In 1980, I was one of the Marines off Iran for the Hostage Rescue Attempt. Today is the 24th anniversay of the attempt. I made a website dedicated to the Rescue Attempt and what is posted here is from that site. The stories below are personal stories of those at Desert One. Let us always remember the men who died that day.