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  • Senate leaders announce deal to end shutdown and avoid default (Boehner to cave)

    10/16/2013 11:31:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/16/2013 | Michael O'Brien
    On the brink of a national default, the leaders of the Senate struck a deal Wednesday to reopen the federal government and extend its power to borrow money. The House appeared ready to go along — and end, at least for now, the crisis in Washington. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor at midday that his party and Republicans had found their way to a compromise to “provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs” and avert financial disaster. His Republican counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell, offered his blessing: “This is far less than many...
  • Sens. Cruz, Lee say they won't block deal

    10/16/2013 9:58:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 269 replies
    Sens. Cruz, Lee say they won't block deal By Mike Lillis - 10/16/13 12:38 PM ET Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee said Wednesday that they won't try to block the bipartisan deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. "The timing of the vote will make no difference to the outcome," Cruz (R-Texas) said. "I have no intention of delaying the vote." Cruz and Lee (R-Utah) had spearheaded the campaign to attach ObamaCare language to any new budget bills, and had pushed their colleagues to take a hard-line stance. But the pair emerged from a meeting of...
  • Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

    09/04/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 4, 2013 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press
    Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of the Army.
  • Obamas paid a lower tax rate in 2012 than most Americans in their income bracket

    04/12/2013 2:59:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/13/13 | Hayley Peterson
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid $112,214 in federal taxes on $608,611 in income last year for a tax rate of 18.4 percent, which is slightly lower than the average rate paid by others in their income bracket. Most American households making between $500,000 and $1 million paid a 20.6 percent rate in 2012, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. In spite of the lower tax rate, the Obamas still managed to overpay taxes last year to the tune of $16,815, according to their tax returns, which were released by the White House on Friday.
  • Six-month deal reached to avoid government shutdown, aides say

    07/31/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    national journal ^ | 7-31-12 | Katy O'Donnell
    The House will have just eight legislative workdays in September, and at least one of them will now be spent taking up a stopgap spending bill to fund the government past the election and through what is expected to be an extraordinarily hectic lame-duck session. The chamber will not take up a continuing resolution bill this week, according to aides, but House and Senate leaders are expected to announce as early as Tuesday afternoon that they have reached an informal agreement to take up a roughly six-month continuing resolution when they return from the August recess.
  • The Tea Party Needs Allies (leaders outside their class and kind)

    02/22/2012 3:32:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 22, 2012 | William Tucker
    ......Deference to leaders who do not necessarily share your background or agree with you on everything is in the fiber of representative government. It is enshrined in the Constitution. In fact, there probably never would have been a Constitution if the Americans of 1787 hadn't been willing to defer to the "assembly of demigods" (as Jefferson described them) that convened in Philadelphia, closed the doors to the press, sealed the windows to eavesdroppers, and privately debated the future of the nation. ....What the Tea Party needs to do is look for allies. There are other people in the country who...
  • 8 Facts about the Obama/GOP tax compromise

    12/14/2010 10:14:23 AM PST · by ssugasl231 · 29 replies · 2+ views
    1 The "cost" of the bill is $857 billion...over 10 years = $85 billion/year 2 $85 billion/year is 2% of spending (proposed to be $3830 billion this year) 3 $721 billion out of $857 billion, or 84% of the bill, are keeping the tax cuts. Is this really "spending" to keep our own $? 4 Extending the estate tax "costs" $68 billion over 10 years, or $6.8 billion/year. That is 0.1% of spending this year. 5 Extending unemployment insurance costs $56 billion over 10 years, or $5.6 billion/year. 6 The payroll tax holiday costs $111 billion over 10 years, or...
  • Obama's 'birth-certificate' guardian out of job

    12/08/2010 11:06:03 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 59 replies
    WND ^ | December 08, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The primary gatekeeper for those who would like to explore President Obama's original birth documentation on file with the state of Hawaii has left her post. The Hawaii Department of Health today confirmed to WND that the term for department Director Chiyome Fukino, M.D., ended on Dec. 6 and that she no longer is serving at her previous position, in what is being described as a normal change of command as Gov. Neil Abercrombe takes office. Abercrombie was sworn in on Monday, Dec. 7, as Hawaii's seventh governor, succeeding Republican Gov. Linda Lingle. Until the state senate confirms a new...
  • How Much is Obama's India Trip Costing Tax Payers?

    11/04/2010 2:26:35 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    Obama will be leaving 2 days after the election to tour around India... The trip will cost taxpayers 200 million a day for 10 days. The Obama's will rent the entire Hotel Taj, 570 rooms. There are two jumbo jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by security jets. The President’s convoy has 45 cars.” The Economic Times also reported that Mr Obama’s delegation is so large that another 300 rooms have reportedly been booked in other luxury Mumbai hotels. Except for personnel providing immediate security to the president, the US officials may not be allowed...
  • Napolitano: We're Always 'Leaning Forward'

    10/30/2010 6:24:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like the MSNBC-Obama merger is complete . . . Janet Napolitano did double-duty on Good Morning America today, describing administration anti-terrorism efforts while serving as an MSNBC shill by parroting the liberal network's new marketing catchphrase, Lean Forward. To complete the daisy chain, Napolitano was interviewed by ABC's Bianna Golodryga, wife of . . . former Obama budget director Peter Orzag. View video after the jump.
  • Jon Stewart Mocks MSNBC’s New “Lean Forward” Campaign

    10/12/2010 2:31:43 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Comedy Channel ^ | 10/12/10 | Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart is a smart and funny guy. As any regular visitor to Mediaite knows, we are big fans of his incisive and entertaining commentary on the often absurd intersection of media and politics. But that doesn’t mean we always agree with his point-of-view; take for example his take down of MSNBC’s new campaign to re-brand themselves with the phrase “Lean Forward.” In the following segment, Mr. Stewart makes a lot funny jokes, but perhaps its a little early to dismiss an entire ad campaign.
  • With Tagline, MSNBC Embraces a Political Identity (MSNBC ready to confess they are Liberal idiots)

    10/04/2010 1:43:24 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 83 replies
    ny times ^ | 10/4/2010 | Brian Stelter
    MSNBC, once the also-ran, now the No. 2 cable news channel, has a new tagline that embraces its progressive political identity. The tagline, “Lean Forward,” will be publicly unveiled Tuesday, at the start of a two-year advertising campaign intended to raise awareness of the channel among viewers, advertisers and distributors. The tagline “defines us and defines our competition,” said Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, his inference being that the Fox News Channel, the No. 1 cable news channel and a home for conservatives, is leaning backwards. Fox’s best-known tagline is “Fair and Balanced.” Some of the new MSNBC ads...
  • City looks to insure sex-change procedures

    02/04/2010 3:21:28 AM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 487+ views
    KATU ^ | Feb 3, 2010 | Margy Lynch
    PORTLAND, Ore. - The city of Portland wants to expand its medical coverage for employees who want to get a sex change, a move that will cost $108,000 a year. According to Mayor Sam Adam’s spokesman, Roy Kaufmann, the city would pay 95 percent of the cost for the procedure and leave the remaining five percent for employees to pay out of pocket. He said it would cover a lifetime benefit of $75,000 for each employee who gets gender reassignment surgery. Employees covered under the city’s core plan would pay about $20 a year more in premiums. It’s an effort...
  • Why The Hell Would Obama Bow To Tampa Mayor? (Obama Has No Dignity, Bows To Anyone)

    01/31/2010 7:42:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 81 replies · 2,822+ views
    Weasel Zippers via AP Photo ^ | January 31, 2010 | Weasel Zippers
    Why The Hell Would Obama Bow To Tampa Mayor? Hey, what's that on the ground? Oh, it's just my dignity U.S. President Barack Obama bows to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo)
  • How Tim Geithner Screwed Us All

    11/25/2009 1:16:54 PM PST · by FromLori · 24 replies · 1,223+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/25/09 | Gretchen Morgenson
    More details on the appalling bailout of AIG. [Neil Barofsky's report on the AIG bailout is] must reading for any taxpayer hoping to understand why the $182 billion “rescue” of what was once the world’s largest insurer still ranks as the most troubling episode of the financial disaster. And it couldn’t have come at a more pivotal moment... [T]he actions taken in the deal by Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, who was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at the time, grow curiouser and curiouser.
  • Porkulus Bill LIVE THREAD- CSPAN- 02/13/09 (*60-38 PORK PASSES*)

    02/13/2009 6:59:34 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 938 replies · 35,841+ views
    02/13/09 | Congress
    each Rep allowed one minute to speak.
  • Gay Portland [Oregon] councilman elected mayor

    05/21/2008 8:32:10 AM PDT · by mngran2 · 20 replies · 125+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/21/08
    Councilman Sam Adams easily won the Portland mayoral race, making this city the largest in the U.S. to ever elect an openly gay mayor. Adams avoided a November runoff, with 58 percent of the votes after more than 80 percent of the ballots were counted Tuesday night. Businessman Sho Dozono had 34 percent and almost a dozen minor candidates split the rest. Adams, 44, said his main goals are improving the economy, reducing the dropout rate in schools and preparing for an influx of people to the region
  • Moral hazard tossed out as Fed saves Bear Stearns

    03/16/2008 5:27:10 PM PDT · by ninonitti · 45 replies · 1,721+ views
    International Herald Tribute ^ | Sunday, March 16, 2008 | By Gretchen Morgenson
    NEW YORK: What are the consequences of a world in which regulators rescue even the financial institutions whose recklessness and greed helped create the titanic credit mess we are in? Will the consequences in the United States be an even weaker currency, rampant inflation, a continuation of the slow bleed that we have witnessed at banks and brokerage firms for the past year? Or all of the above? Stick around, because we'll soon find out. And it's not going to be pretty. Agreeing to guarantee a 28-day credit line to Bear Stearns, by way of JPMorgan Chase, the Federal Reserve...
  • Big Pharma opens wallet to Dems

    03/07/2008 12:03:29 PM PST · by BlazingArizona · 10 replies · 151+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 3/07/08 | Aaron Smith
    Democrats have long served as the traditional enemy of Big Pharma, but in this presidential campaign, the left is taking the lion's share of drugmaker money. Democratic senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the top recipients of donations from the pharmaceutical industry, according to The Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit, non-partisan research group in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, donations to Sen. John McCain, who was recently endorsed by President Bush as the official Republican candidate, pale in comparison.
  • White House defends Pelosi over plane

    02/08/2007 10:15:11 PM PST · by VictoryGal · 100 replies · 1,804+ views
    cnn.com ^ | Feb 8 2007
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Thursday defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi against Republican criticism that her desire to fly in an Air Force transport plane is an extravagance. "This is a silly story and I think it's been unfair to the speaker," White House spokesman Tony Snow said.
  • Bush Once Again Ignores Reality In Iraq [DNC Press Release.....]

    11/29/2006 1:59:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies · 470+ views
    Bush Once Again Ignores Reality In Iraq Today, President Bush once again refused to acknowledge the facts on the ground in Iraq. In a week when major news outlets agreed that Iraq is now mired in a civil war and when U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan said that "we are almost" seeing a civil war, President Bush continues to stick by his stay-the-course rhetoric. [Washington Post, 11/27/06; Today, NBC, 11/27/06; MSNBC, 11/27/06] According to the Associated Press, President Bush declared "that an al-Qaida plot to stoke cycles of sectarian revenge in Iraq is to blame for escalating bloodshed, refusing to...
  • Bush pledges $230m in Lebanon aid

    08/21/2006 9:04:06 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 49 replies · 1,122+ views
    BBC News ^ | 21 Aug 2006 | BBC
    President George W Bush has announced that the US is to boost its aid package to Lebanon to $230m. The money would be used to help rebuild Lebanese homes and infrastructure, he told reporters at the White House. He also called for the quick deployment of a peacekeeping force for Lebanon. "The need is urgent," he said. The international community must designate the leadership of the force and give it a "robust mandate" as soon as possible, he said. A UN resolution calls for 15,000 troops to uphold the week-old ceasefire. Mr Bush said he hoped France would send more...
  • Democrats call on Congress to probe BP shutdown

    08/07/2006 8:57:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,111+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/06 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday called on the U.S. Congress to hold hearings into BP's operations in Alaska following a second oil pipeline rupture at its Prudhoe Bay operations over the weekend that will shut the 400,000 barrel-a-day oilfield. "It is appalling that BP let this critical pipeline deteriorate to the point that a major production shutdown was necessary," said Rep. John Dingell (news, bio, voting record), the top-ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in a statement. "The United States Congress has an obligation to hold hearings to...
  • Israeli hints at prisoner swap for soldier

    07/07/2006 10:21:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 469+ views
    KFMB Channel 8 ^ | 7/7/06 | Amy Teibel - ap
    JERUSALEM -- A top Israeli government official said Friday that Israel might release Palestinian prisoners as part of an Egyptian proposal to win freedom for an Israeli soldier held by militants in Gaza. It marked the first time Israel has expressed willingness to cut a deal for the release of the soldier, who was seized June 25 by Hamas-affiliated militants. Avi Dichter, Israel's minister of public security, said that once the Israeli soldier is released and militants stop rocket attacks from Gaza, Israel could release Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture. "The release of the soldier, Gilad Shalit, will be...
  • House GOP leaders say vote on minimum wage now likely

    07/04/2006 1:34:30 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 49 replies · 994+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 4, 2006 | Rick Klein
    WASHINGTON -- With Democrats plotting to make the minimum wage a major issue in this fall's congressional races, House Republican leaders are conceding that they may have to yield to pressure for an increase to the federal standard, which has been frozen for nearly a decade. Faced with elections that could cost them control of Congress, John A. Boehner, the House majority leader, acknowledged Thursday that Republican leaders are likely to reverse course and hold a vote on a proposed minimum wage increase. Though Boehner said it was a ``cynical ploy" for Democrats to make it a campaign centerpiece, polls...
  • 14 GOP INCUMBENTS DEFEATED IN PRIMARY

    05/20/2006 1:16:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 526 replies · 8,816+ views
    capoliticalnews.com (received via email) ^ | May 20, 2006 | Stephen Frank
    Conservatives, nationwide are getting angry about the loss of principle by GOP'ers in office. Big spending in Washington and Sacramento. The inability to control illegal aliens. Failure to protect jobs and the failure to stop the social agenda of liberals in our schools in finally causing conservatives to say NO to GOP incumbents, even if it means we could lose seats in a legislative body. The thought is simple, why protect a Republican running for office if their voting record will differ little from the Democrats. In Utah, GOP Congressman Chris Cannon could not win his Parties endorsement for re-election--his...
  • Ohio's gay-rights policy victorious - Prison chaplain's suspension upheld

    05/02/2006 9:15:06 AM PDT · by george wythe · 25 replies · 856+ views
    A federal appeals court has delivered a major victory to the gay-rights movement by ruling that Ohio officials can discipline public employees who discriminate, even if the workers say they are following religious beliefs. The decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is an important legal development because it means employers can enforce workplace policies that forbid bias based on sexual orientation. Had the ruling gone the other way, those workplace policies could have been in jeopardy. It appears to be the first case of its kind from Ohio and it may yet be headed to...
  • Corzine on the Verge of Breaking Biggest Campaign Promises

    03/17/2006 4:27:43 AM PST · by Calpernia · 138 replies · 3,051+ views
    Millennium Radio ^ | Friday, March 17, 2006 | Kevin McArdle
    While campaigning to get to where he is now, Jon Corzine boldly promised to increase property tax rebate checks for all eligible New Jerseyans. We've been told the Governor is mulling raising the sales tax from 6% to 7% as well expanding the sales tax include items not currently subject to the levy. Corzine is also said to be considering imposing an income tax surcharge and hiking the cigarette tax a whopping 60-cents a pack. Is the Governor poised to renege on his campaign trail property tax pledge? It is possible. Asked if still intends to fully restore the rebates,...
  • Students say church arsons meant as ‘a joke’

    03/08/2006 11:03:17 AM PST · by presidio9 · 163 replies · 4,514+ views
    NBC News ^ | March 8, 2006
    Two college students arrested Wednesday in a string of nine rural Alabama church arsons told authorities that the first fires were set as “a joke” and later blazes were intended as a diversion, federal agents said. A third college student was arrested later Wednesday in the serial arsons, according to WVTM-TV of Birmingham. Benjamin Nathan Moseley and Russell Lee Debusk Jr., both students at Birmingham-Southern College, appeared in federal court Wednesday and were ordered held on church arson charges pending a hearing Friday. Matthew Lee Cloyd, reportedly a student at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, was arrested midday, the...
  • Ex-{Male} Prostitute Says He Won't Bow Out of State House Race {Dallas Democrat}

    02/18/2006 4:49:06 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 48 replies · 2,532+ views
    Ex-prostitute says he won't bow out of state House race DALLAS (AP) - A man running for state representative acknowledged that he once worked as a prostitute but said he's turned his life around and doesn't regret his past. Tom Malin, who has also sold Mary Kay cosmetics and now markets electricity, conceded that his illicit past could cost him the nomination in the March 7 Democratic primary. "I've made mistakes in my life, and I've stood before my creator and I've accepted responsibility for my behavior," Malin said in Friday's Dallas Morning News. On his campaign Web page, Malin...
  • Md. Judge Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Ban

    01/20/2006 10:31:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies · 1,381+ views
    Md. Judge Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Ban (AP) BALTIMORE A judge on Friday struck down a 33-year-old Maryland law against same-sex marriage, agreeing with 19 gay men and women that it violates the state constitution's guarantee of equal rights. The ruling by Judge M. Brooke Murdock rejected a state argument that the government had a legitimate interest in protecting the traditional family unit of heterosexual parents. "Although tradition and societal values are important, they cannot be given so much weight that they alone will justify a discriminatory" law, she wrote. The judge immediately stayed her order to give the state time...
  • Windows OneCare™ Live beta ~ Comprehensive PC health for people who have other things .....

    11/30/2005 2:07:36 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 428+ views
    Microsoft ^ | Nov 2005 | Microsoft
    Windows OneCare™ Live beta Comprehensive PC health for people who have other things to think about What it is:An automatically self-updating PC health service that runs quietly in the background. It helps give you persistent protection against viruses, hackers, and other threats, and helps keep your PC tuned up and your important documents backed up. What it does for you: • Runs quietly in the background, providing anti-virus and firewall protection • Updates itself to help you keep ahead of the latest threats • Runs regular PC tune ups • Provides one-click solutions to most problems • Makes back-ups...
  • Vietnam arrests rocker Gary Glitter--media

    11/20/2005 5:55:42 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 34 replies · 1,454+ views
    Reuters via ABC ^ | 11/19/2005 | Staff
    Nov 19, 2005 — HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam police have arrested British rocker Gary Glitter on a child molestation charge, a state-run newspaper reported on Sunday. The Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper quoted immigration police at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat airport as saying Glitter — whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd — was arrested while trying to board a plane to Bangkok on Saturday morning. Immigration police at the airport declined to comment. The state-run youth newspaper said police escorted Glitter back to the southern resort town of Vung Tau where, according to state-run Vietnamese media, he...
  • Carter thinks Chávez should not lead demonstration against Bush (broken clock dept again)

    11/04/2005 8:44:52 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 649+ views
    El Universal (Venezuela) ^ | Nov. 4, 2005 | Staff
    US ex president Jimmy Carter labeled as "completely unjustified" that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has led the acts against US President George W. Bush in parallel to the Summit of the Americas held in the Argentinean city of Mar del Plata, AFP reported. "I think that leading a demonstration against the US president is completely unjustified," Carter told CNN news channel, which aired on live the ceremony closed by Chávez before an audience of 40,000 in a sports stadium. In the ex president's view, Chávez is "a difficult person. I know it for my own experience."
  • Cutting off our noses (Vanity)

    10/04/2005 9:23:19 PM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 111 replies · 1,353+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11/04/05 | Paloma_55
    I was really, really hoping that Bush would start a big fight and pick Janice Rogers Brown for the supreme court nomination. He didn't. He picked a woman that he trusts and believes will represent a judicial constraint, conservative position. I am disappointed. But........ I am not going to trash the woman. I am not going to whine and cry that the Republican Party is doomed. I am not going to play into the hands of the Democrats who would love to see Republicans tear their own person down. {like the anti-war folks who trash our troops because they are...
  • Franklin Delano Bush

    09/28/2005 2:34:29 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 55 replies · 849+ views
    Cato ^ | today | David Boaz
    It wasn’t a fireside chat on the radio. No, it was different. President Bush stood in front of a church and addressed the nation by television. But otherwise, we’re back in the days of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his big-spending, big-government New Deal. Except the New New Deal costs a lot more. Franklin Delano Bush promised a gigantic federal relief effort--one that would go far beyond the traditional idea of disaster relief. He didn’t just promise to clean up debris, or provide temporary housing, or even rebuild New Orleans and coastal Mississippi. He promised that federal taxpayers would pay...
  • Bush vows 'biggest relief effort'

    09/15/2005 6:50:47 PM PDT · by anonymoussierra · 151 replies · 4,462+ views
    President George W Bush has promised the US government will do and spend whatever it takes to rebuild the hurricane-hit Gulf Coast. Speaking from New Orleans, Mr Bush said billions of dollars would be spent on the reconstruction - "an unprecedented response to an unprecedented crisis". New Orleans' mayor said three districts would re-open next week, and the historic French Quarter a week later. Meanwhile the confirmed death toll from Hurricane Katrina rose to 792. The president's prime-time speech from the French Quarter came on his fourth trip to the region since Katrina smashed communities across the Gulf Coast over...
  • Bush at U.N. – more foreign aid (President lays out agenda for global war on poverty)

    09/15/2005 1:42:43 PM PDT · by Gritty · 55 replies · 969+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | September 15, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON – It wasn't just a speech commemorating the 60th anniversary of the United Nations that President Bush delivered in New York yesterday. Instead, he laid out an ambitious program of increased U.S. foreign aid to tackle worldwide problems of poverty and disease. Think of it as Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty" plan gone global. And he characterized this plan as an extension of his war on terrorism. "Confronting our enemies is essential, and so civilized nations will continue to take the fight to the terrorists," Bush said. "Yet we know that this war will not be won by force...
  • GOP Legislators Block Budget (California GOP Calls Democratic Girly Men On Their Budget Bloat Alert)

    06/16/2005 1:04:27 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 397+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/16/05 | Evan Halper
    Republicans, who until this week had been expecting Democrats to resist the governor's budget plans, said during Wednesday's debate that they had too little time to examine the details of the budget bill, that it defers too many costs, and that it leaves in place programs the state may be unable to afford in the future. "It digs a deeper hole next year," Ackerman said. Separating the two sides is about $1.1 billion in spending — less than 1% of the budget. Democrats want to wait another year before repaying $600 million borrowed from local governments to balance last year's...
  • Greenspan backs tax revamp

    03/09/2005 12:51:53 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 58 replies · 833+ views
    This is getting drowned out by the current melee over social security: Greenspan backs tax revamp Greenspan: Consumption Tax Could Help EconomyGreenspan Touts Idea of a Consumption Tax ****** The current Federal income tax system is broken. Patching up the existing code is pointless. It's time for a fresh approach, a fair approach. It's time for the FairTax. Simply put, the FairTax replaces the way we're currently taxed - based on our annual income - with a tax on goods and services. The FairTax is a voluntary "consumption" tax: the more you buy, the more you pay in taxes, the...
  • I want to Get New-beat

    02/14/2005 7:26:54 PM PST · by SketchMD · 31 replies · 1,125+ views
    me | 2/14/2005 | SketchMD
    I read through this thread and I got to thinking... "Gosh, I wanna be a newbie." So I figured I'd ante up and take my beating. :) My name is Aaron and I'm a newbie. The first step to recovery is admitting I have a problem. Beat down, boys. I won't flinch. :)
  • POLL.....Should voters in Washington, the STATE RE-vote for Governor

    12/29/2004 7:48:51 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 118 replies · 2,222+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/29/04 | unknown
    Here's a POLL they're running in Seattle area about RE-VOTING for our Governor.....our Governor Elect has done the honorable thing (after winning 2 out of the 3 counts) - suggested we RE-VOTE.....to the Dems. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002134542_webrossi29.html
  • Peterson Won't Be Treated Sweetly At Prison

    11/13/2004 6:55:08 PM PST · by bannie · 74 replies · 2,672+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 13NOV04 | Self
    Watching the Fox News Special about the wife/baby murderer. A gentleman from the prison system commented on how the inmates were interested in the verdict. He further stated that the prisoners would "make it known" to Peterson how they feel about a child killer.
  • ZOT! To the Good People of the World

    11/04/2004 3:16:06 PM PST · by liberty byrd · 145 replies · 3,230+ views
    A concerned citizen
    To all good people of countries other than the US- WE are now officially a rogue nation- please don’t blame the citizens of the US as we have been taken over by Nazis. Trust us, we are more frightened than you. There is no possible way that Bush is the most popular president ever. There is no way that he won this election. It is a lie, supported by fraudulent elections and corrupt government officials. There is no popular support for Bush, only Bush freepers on the net paid for by homeland security to convince other nations and naive US...
  • ZOT! Censorship on Freerepublic.com proves every point I made.

    11/04/2004 11:53:37 AM PST · by AndreINCA · 142 replies · 3,279+ views
    You all took turns laughing because I am an extreme left, but I laugh at you because you people proved me right. You delete remarks for no other reason but you don't like the thoughts expressed, (though mine was left for assument) inactivate my account, and preach free speech for all. My words weren't for the purpose of starting a war, only to say, "hey, what do you think about this?" I didn't get one intellgent arugment. Name calling yes, insults yes, nothing thought provoking. So you cane prove me right yet again, and delete this post and inactivate my...
  • You People Can Zot My Ass

    11/03/2004 3:10:27 PM PST · by Paul Schwinn · 324 replies · 7,480+ views
    The late Mr. Schwinn, knocked off his trike by a bolt of lightning.
    Exactly why are you retards happy that this Cokehead chimp is back? Do Conservatives like escalating budget deficits? I guess so. Do Conservatives like pointless wars initiated by lies? I guess so. You really must love outsourced jobs and a crappy economy. You are probably too stupid to realize how the country is now screwed. To hell with all of you.
  • ZOT! Don't support Bush, hear Osama Bin Laden out.

    11/03/2004 4:37:48 PM PST · by AndreSOCAL · 146 replies · 3,715+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 11-03-2004 | Andre
    Following is the full English transcript of Usama bin Ladin's speech in a videotape sent to Aljazeera. In the interests of authenticity, the content of the transcript, which appeared as subtitles at the foot of the screen, has been left unedited. Praise be to Allah who created the creation for his worship and commanded them to be just and permitted the wronged one to retaliate against the oppressor in kind. To proceed: Peace be upon he who follows the guidance: People of America this talk of mine is for you and concerns the ideal way to prevent another Manhattan, and...
  • Global Warming [I believe. Zot! See, it just got another one!]

    11/03/2004 2:10:25 PM PST · by fred3 · 118 replies · 2,334+ views
    I was just wondering how many freepers believe in global warming? What do you think about it?
  • Chechen terrorists probed

    10/12/2004 9:35:55 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 152 replies · 3,185+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12 Oct 04 | Bill Gertz
    <p>Chechen terrorists probed By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. security officials are investigating a recent intelligence report that a group of 25 Chechen terrorists illegally entered the United States from Mexico in July. The Chechen group is suspected of having links to Islamist terrorists seeking to separate the southern enclave of Chechnya from Russia, according to officials familiar with intelligence reports. Members of the group, said to be wearing backpacks, secretly traveled to northern Mexico and crossed into a mountainous part of Arizona that is difficult for U.S. border security agents to monitor, said officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. The intelligence report was supplied to the U.S. government in late August or early September and was based on information from an intelligence source that has been proved reliable in other instances, one official said. A second U.S. official said the report is being investigated, but said it could not be determined whether the group of Chechens actually entered the country, as the intelligence source reported. "We don't know whether or not that report is true," this official said. A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed ...</p>
  • Alex & Vanessa Kerry Ring Ben Afflecks Chimes (Cinderella's Step Sisters in Vanity Fair- w/ Pics)

    07/27/2004 6:08:12 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 58 replies · 7,110+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/27/04 | Corky Siemasko
    Ben Affleck is not just smitten with John Kerry's younger daughter, he likes the older one too.In a gooey valentine for Vanity Fair Magazine, Affleck describes the younger Vanessa and older Alexandra as 'absurdly beautiful, well spoken and intelligent.'The Kerry girls, Affleck writes, are 'such phenomenal achievers that they might come off as the too-perfect prep school girls who are invariably the villians in John Hughes movies.' Alexandra, a tall brunette with model looks, laughs off the furor she caused at the Cannes Film Fesitval in May when flashbulbs revealed she had nothing on under her sheer black dress.'I am...