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  • Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk

    08/28/2013 6:24:59 PM PDT · by South40 · 42 replies
    LATimes ^ | 8/28/2013 | Paul Richter and Henry Chu
    The moves are a setback for the U.S. bid to strike Syria militarily for its alleged chemical weapons use. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's move to punish Syria's government for allegedly using chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week appeared to suffer a setback Wednesday when the U.S. failed to get United Nations approval for use of force and British support was thrown into question. The collapse of diplomatic efforts aimed at securing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria was expected. The British impediment was not.
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • Awful Ideas: Expanding the Balk Rule

    05/15/2012 6:28:34 AM PDT · by thurmant · 13 replies
    FixMLB ^ | 5/14/12 | Todd Thurman
    Yahoo! Sports reported last week that Major League Baseball (MLB) was considering expanding the balk rule to include the infamous fake to third-throw to first move. MLB and the playing rules committee have agreed to make this play a balk, but the Player’s Union vetoed it for further review, but this rule can come into play as early as next season.
  • Houston Evacuees Balking at Plans to Move to Cruise Ships

    09/06/2005 3:06:35 PM PDT · by wildbill · 202 replies · 3,651+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/6/2005 | Carol Christian
    Today's relocation of about 4,000 evacuees from the Astrodome and Houston's other giant shelters to two Galveston-based cruise ships has been delayed because shelter residents don't want to go. Volunteers trying to fill buses bound for Kentucky also found few takers
  • CA: Ready to adjourn: GOP may balk at union deals

    09/12/2003 8:21:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 432+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/12/03 | John Hill
    <p>Contracts that Gov. Gray Davis' administration negotiated with politically powerful state employee unions to save money this year will jack up costs in the future, and Republican lawmakers said Thursday they might withhold support.</p> <p>"It looks to us like the deals are pretty sweet," said Assembly Republican leader Dave Cox of Fair Oaks.</p>