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  • Lois Lerner Tries Busting Into Neighbor's Home to Avoid Tough Questions From Citizen Journalist

    10/07/2014 7:55:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/06/14
    Video of Lois Lerner tries busting into neighbor's home to avoid questions
  • Democratic Colorado state senator resigns to avoid recall over gun law

    11/27/2013 9:15:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2013 |
    A Democratic Colorado state senator resigned Wednesday to avoid a possible recall election over a controversial gun control law that led to the ouster of two of her colleagues earlier this year. Sen. Evie Hudak, who has represented a district that includes Denver’s western suburbs since 2008, announced her resignation less than a week before opponents planned to submit petitions to recall her. Calling the decision “difficult,” Hudak said she decided to resign to protect the new gun control legislation and to ensure her constituents would not have to pay for a special election.
  • A Suddenly Nervous China Tells The US To "Earnestly Take Steps" To Avoid A Default

    10/07/2013 9:19:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/7/13 | Tyler Durden
    While the world's largest hedge fund, the Fed, may not care about the performance of its "bad bank" assets, and thus is largely ambivalent if the US Treasury defaults on the $2 trillion in US paper held by Ben Bernanke, others don't have the luxury of merely printing away any incurred MTM losses. Such as America's largest foreign creditor China, which at last check held at least $1.277 trillion in US Treasurys, which after realizing with a substantial delay that the US Congress is not precisely a "rational actor" and its bonds may be materially impaired in the case of...
  • More Dems Using The "Avoid Obama" App

    07/04/2012 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 2 replies
    Various articles ^ | 4JUL2012 | Me
    Another N.C. Dem. Refuses to Endorse Obama Another North Carolina Democrat is refusing to support President Obama's reelection effort. This time it's Rep. Larry Kissell. "[H]e doesn’t plan to endorse Obama for re-election and isn’t sure he’ll attend his party’s national convention in Charlotte," McClatchy reports. "Kissell represents the 8th District, which runs from Mecklenburg County to Robeson County. Last year’s redistricting added heavily Republican areas of Rowan, Davidson and Randolph counties while removing thousands of Democratic voters in Charlotte and Fayetteville." Yet Another N.C. Dem. Won't Endorse Obama, Will Skip Convention Earlier today, news broke that North Carolina congressman...
  • [Unwed] Desperate mother-of-three sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

    06/15/2011 6:11:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 78 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote. She said: 'I campaigned for him hard. I got the shirts made, the Barack the Vote shirts made. We've done a lot.' It was about half way into the President's term that things took a downward spiral for her. Her third baby was born prematurely with health problems and with limited daycare options she could no longer work. Her partner also left around this time. With nowhere else to turn, she decided to write the President a letter....
  • Desperate mother sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

    06/15/2011 8:53:56 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/15/2011 | RACHEL QUIGLEY
    Opening the handwritten letter from President Obama brought a glimmer of hope to her life as he promised her that things would get better for her and her family. And despite the fact Destiny Mathis, from Hobart, Indiana, treasured the letter, more than two years later she has no choice but to sell it as she and her three children face eviction from their home. The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote.
  • 'Historic' deal to avoid government shutdown

    04/08/2011 8:46:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 127 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/8/11 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON – Perilously close to a government shutdown, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders forged agreement late Friday night on a deal to cut more than $37 billion in federal spending and avert the first closure in 15 years. Obama hailed the deal as "the biggest annual spending cut in history," and House Speaker John Boehner said that over the next decade it would cut government spending by $500 billion. "This is historic, what we've done," said the third man in the talks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
  • 27% Avoid Buying GM Cars Due to Bailout

    10/02/2010 11:13:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies · 2+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/3/10 | Staff
    Think the auto bailouts are still unpopular? Fifty-four percent (54%) of Americans say they are less likely to buy a General Motors car because the federal government is the automaker’s majority owner. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just nine percent (9%) say they are more likely to buy a GM car for that reason, while 33% say the government’s majority stake in the company has no impact on their purchasing decisions.Twenty-seven percent (27%) say they or someone they know has avoided buying a GM car because of the bailout and government takeover. Fifty-three percent (53%) say
  • Harry Reid Now Sneaking into Towns to Avoid Press (Video)

    08/25/2010 11:54:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 8/25/10 | John
    Not a sign of a confident campaign: Here’s hoping Nevadans will have a permanent reason to ignore him soon.
  • Elected officials say no thanks to Obama invite

    06/02/2010 7:48:34 AM PDT · by syc1959 · 10 replies · 597+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | June 2, 2010 | Mike Wereschagin
    Elected officials say no thanks to Obama invite By Mike Wereschagin PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Congressmen Jason Altmire and Tim Murphy have previous engagements. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and Rep. Mike Doyle are out of town on anniversary trips with their wives. Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato will be campaigning in Philadelphia. When President Obama and Sen. Arlen Specter land at Pittsburgh International Airport today, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will receive them by himself.
  • Zionist group asks donors to avoid UC Irvine

    02/17/2010 9:12:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 180+ views
    breitbart ^ | 2/17/10 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - The Zionist Organization of America on Tuesday asked potential students and donors to the University of California, Irvine to look elsewhere after months of growing tension between Jewish and Muslim students. In a statement, the New York-based organization lambasted Chancellor Michael Drake for not condemning anti-Semitic speech on campus and enabling a years-long history of "bigotry, discrimination and the violation of civil rights" by the school's Muslim Student Union. "We're not asking the university to infringe on anyone's free speech rights, but our contention all along is that the chancellor has his own free speech rights,...
  • Terror reviews avoid word 'Islamist'

    02/11/2010 9:45:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 437+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 2/12/10 | Shaun Waterman
    Two new documents laying out the Obama administration's defense and homeland security strategy over the next four years describe the nation's terrorist enemies in a number of ways but fail to mention the words Islam, Islamic or Islamist. The 108-page Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, made public last week by the Department of Homeland Security, uses the term "terrorist" a total of 66 times, "al Qaeda" five times and "violent extremism" or "extremist" 14 times. It calls on the U.S. government to "actively engage communities across the United States" to "stop the spread of violent extremism."
  • Avoid Black Friday, Nov 27th Stay out of debt, Save for the Political battles in 2010

    11/26/2009 10:49:09 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 20 replies · 842+ views
    vanity | November 27, 2009 | steelers6
    We all know the economic planners want us to go right back to where we were, going in debt to buy things to make the economy look better for the next election. That's why they are keeping interest rates artificially low to get more and more people to borrow at low interest things they really couldn't afford at market interest rates. If you can't buy it with cash don't buy it. Also conservatives should live within their means. Your kids will be better off not having some consumer products now if we can get some more people that will preserve...
  • Soldiers, Sailors Work to Avoid Civilian Casualties

    11/16/2009 4:04:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 252+ views
    ABOARD USS NIMITZ IN THE INDIAN OCEAN, Nov. 16, 2009 – Two soldiers working deep inside this aircraft carrier serve as liaisons between the aviators of Carrier Air Wing 11 and coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan. Army Maj. Johnnie Gallegos and Army Sgt. 1st Class Percy Patterson joined Nimitz Carrier Strike Group as ground liaison officers when Nimitz entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Their work directly supports a tactical directive issued in July by Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, that places limitations on the use of force that could...
  • Pay Incentives Help Military Avoid Nursing Shortage

    03/20/2009 4:37:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 349+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2009 – The Army, Navy and Air Force nurse corps are highly trained, capable and critical to the wartime mission of each service, the corps’ leaders told a congressional committee this week. The Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee heard testimony March 18 from the services’ nursing chiefs. Each reported a healthy force that plays a vital role in maintaining the health of America’s servicemembers and saving lives on the battlefield. Despite a nationwide nursing shortage, all three services have had success in recruiting and retaining nurses, the leaders said. New incentive and training programs will help boost...
  • GOP reps. advised to avoid party brand

    06/27/2008 8:21:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 108+ views ^ | 6/27/08 | Mike Allen
    A new playbook for House Republicans urges them to run essentially as independents, showing empathy for voters, emphasizing local issues and ignoring many traditional party campaign practices. The advice for House candidates is part of an effort to minimize Republican losses in a year when voters are exasperated by the economy, the Iraq war and President Bush: “Encourage Republican candidates to establish themselves in a personal manner, emphasizing local issues whenever possible.” “Candidates have to have a positive alternative vis-ŕ-vis their Democratic opponents.” “Work to develop an issues matrix that is different than in years past and also shows a...
  • Avoid overcorrecting economy, Bush warns

    03/15/2008 10:32:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 590+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/08 | Terence Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush on Saturday said the government must guard against going too far in trying to fix the troubled economy, cautioning that "one of the worst things you can do is overcorrect." Democrats said Bush was relying on inaction to solve the problem. Bush, in his weekly radio address, said the recently passed program of tax rebates for families and businesses should begin to lift the economy in the second quarter of the year and have an even stronger impact in the third quarter. But he urged caution about doing more, particularly about the crisis in the housing...
  • Soldiers Can Take Steps to Avoid Explosives (EOD)

    09/21/2007 7:03:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1,272+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback
    Fort Lewis, Wash., native Spc. Dennis Speek, explosive ordnance disposal technician, 789th Ordnance Company (EOD), explains how EOD personnel use the robot known as the “Talon” to handle explosives by remote control while standing in front of the Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV) at Forward Operating Base Hammer, Sept. 18. The JERRV is similar to the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles that are being phased into service replacing the Humvee. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Lindback. FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians have seen a change in the enemy’s tactics, techniques...
  • Why Elephants Avoid The High Road

    07/24/2006 5:00:57 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 778+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7-23-2006 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Why elephants avoid the high road 17:20 24 July 2006 news service Roxanne Khamsi Elephants do their utmost to avoid going uphill, a new satellite-tracking study shows – their finely balanced metabolism may reveal why. Researchers tracked elephants by satellite and found that the animals avoid travelling up slopes whenever possible. Calculations suggest an explanation for this behaviour: the big beasts would have to spend hours eating to compensate for travelling up even a relatively gentle incline. Scientists know that elephants can climb relatively steep mountainous terrain if they must. The North African general Hannibal is even said to...
  • Experts says Cheney can't avoid testifying

    05/25/2006 2:27:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 545+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/25/06 | Toni Locy - ap
    WASHINGTON - If a prosecutor calls him as a witness, Vice President Dick Cheney probably can't avoid testifying in his former chief of staff's perjury trial, legal experts said Thursday. "There may be significant issues of executive privilege and significant issues of classified information. But there are obviously significant factual issues that bear on the charges the prosecutor has brought" in the CIA leak investigation, said former federal prosecutor E. Lawrence Barcella Jr. "So there is a far better than average chance that you are going to see the vice president sitting in the witness chair" if he is summoned,...