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  • Paper: Coach Rick Pitino paid for woman's abortion

    08/11/2009 7:28:05 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 30 replies · 2,048+ views
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A newspaper is reporting that Louisville coach Rick Pitino told police he had sex and paid for an abortion for the woman accused of trying to extort him for $10 million.</p>
  • Community Organized Crime

    07/24/2009 7:23:46 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 26 replies · 1,902+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 7.24.09 | Matthew Vadum
    "The election fraud factory known as ACORN should be stripped of its jealously guarded tax-exempt status because it illegally spends taxpayer dollars on partisan activities, commits "systemic fraud," and violates racketeering and election laws, according to a congressional report unveiled yesterday. Republican investigators on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee found that by "intentionally blurring the legal distinctions between 361 tax-exempt and non-exempt entities, ACORN diverts taxpayer and tax-exempt monies into partisan political activities." "Operationally, ACORN is a shell game played in 120 cities, 43 states and the District of Columbia through a complex structure designed to conceal illegal...
  • Scholar: NKorea wants US show of remorse

    07/11/2009 1:59:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies · 671+ views
    AP =-Yahoo News ^ | July 11, 2009 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea wants the U.S. to show remorse for the actions of two American journalists convicted of illegally entering the country, and it might free the women if Washington does so, a scholar who visited Pyongyang said Saturday. The comments by North Korean officials to University of Georgia political scientist Han S. Park came as analysts say the isolated communist regime intends to use the detention of Laura Ling and Euna Lee as bargaining chips in its ongoing standoff with Washington over the country's nuclear and missile threats. The journalists were detained in March near the...
  • McCain’s running mate lays into Russia

    07/04/2009 11:41:31 AM PDT · by Kabud · 38 replies · 1,704+ views
    russiatoday.com ^ | 05 September, 2008 | russiatoday.com
    THIS VERY STRANGE REPORT WAS PUBLISHED BY KGB CONTROLLED RUSSIAN SOURCE. IT IS DISTURBING TO THE CORE McCain’s running mate lays into Russia 05 September, 2008, 08:26 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has wasted no time in casting a cloud over Russia. In her keynote speech to the party convention in Minnesota, the Alaskan Governor accused Moscow of using energy as a weapon in its disagreements with the West. PALIN: “With Russia wanting to control a vital pipeline in the Caucasus, and to divide and intimidate our European allies by using energy as a weapon, we cannot leave ourselves...
  • Pentagon mulls easing 'don't ask, don't tell' law: Gates

    06/30/2009 11:06:26 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 99 replies · 2,315+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | June 30, 2009 | N/A
    The Pentagon is considering how it might ease the "don't ask, don't tell" law requiring gays to keep quiet about their sexual identity or face expulsion from the military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday. "One of the things we're looking at is, is there flexibility in how we apply this law," Gates told reporters aboard a military plane. The Pentagon boss said he discussed the issue last week with US President Barack Obama and that there also has been discussion among senior military and legal counsel about possible changes in how they apply the law, which he described as...
  • A Move to Put the Union Label on Solar Power Plants (CA Unions Attack Non-Union Renewable Jobs]

    06/20/2009 1:21:04 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 6 replies · 676+ views
    New York Times Business Office (original) ^ | 20 June 2009 | By Todd Woody,
    Jun 20, 2009 When a company called Ausra filed plans for a big solar power plant in California, it was deluged with demands from a union group that it study the effect on creatures like the short-nosed kangaroo rat and the ferruginous hawk. By contrast, when a competitor, BrightSource Energy, filed plans for an even bigger solar plant that would affect the imperiled desert tortoise, the same union group, California Unions for Reliable Energy, raised no complaint. Instead, it urged regulators to approve the project as quickly as possible. One big difference between the projects? Ausra had rejected demands that...
  • Megan Kelly Approached for "help" on Ensign Affair

    06/19/2009 8:54:41 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 37 replies · 4,042+ views
    Doug Hampton, the supposed blackmailer of John Ensign, went to Megan Kelly of Fox News for help, the week before the story broke. "I love this country and considered it a great privilege to work in the US (sic) Senate. I am bringing this to you and Fox News to address this professionally and correctly. I could have sought the most liberal, Republican hating media to expose this story, but there are people’s lives at stake and justice is about proper process as well as outcome. Senator Ensign has no business serving in the US (sic) Senate anymore! I will...
  • Sen. Ensign Resigns GOP Leadership Post After Admitting Affair

    06/17/2009 10:47:42 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 163 replies · 8,378+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 17, 2009 | Trish Turner and Carl Cameron
    The Republican senator who went public a day earlier about an extramarital affair has resigned his GOP leadership post on Wednesday. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., stepped down as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fourth-ranking GOP position in the Senate, after holding a brief news conference Tuesday to come clean about his affair with a former aide. He is not expected to resign from the Senate. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., confirmed the move Wednesday afternoon. "He's accepted responsibility for his actions and apologized to his family and constituents. He offered, and I accepted, his resignation as chairman...
  • Ensign to Acknowledge Extramarital Affair

    06/16/2009 2:59:31 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 124 replies · 6,593+ views
    Wash Post ^ | June 16, 2009 | Chris Cillizza and Paul Kane
    <p>Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) has acknowledged an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer in a statement released by his office. "I deeply regret and am very sorry for my actions," said Ensign. He is expected to announce the affair at a press conference at 6:30 pm tonight. The affair, which was with a woman who worked for both Ensign's re-election campaign and his Battle Born leadership political action committee, began in December 2007 and ended in August 2008. Ensign's wife, Darlene, said that the couple's "marriage has become stronger" and added: "I love my husband."</p>
  • Ensign admits affair; sources say blackmail involved

    06/16/2009 7:46:53 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 72 replies · 2,246+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/16/09 | news conference at the Lloyd D. George Federal building, Tuesday, … * Sen. John Ensign Slidesho
    Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) acknowledged Tuesday that he had “violated the vows” of marriage by having an affair with a campaign staffer. The admission — made in a televised appearance in Las Vegas — shocked Ensign’s Senate colleagues and delivered a serious blow to any hopes he might have had of seeking the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. Political insiders in the Senate and in Nevada told POLITICO that Ensign began the affair with the staffer several months after he separated from his wife, Darlene. When Ensign reconciled with his wife, the sources said, he gave the aide a severance...
  • Nevada Sen. John Ensign to admit affair; sources say blackmail involved

    06/16/2009 3:30:45 PM PDT · by pissant · 77 replies · 3,571+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/16/09 | Manu Raju
    Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign has told colleagues that he plans to admit an extramarital affair, a senior Republican official tells POLITICO. Political insiders in the Senate and in Nevada told POLITICO that Ensign began an affair with a staffer several months after he separated from his wife. When Ensign reconciled with his wife, the sources said, he gave the aide a severance package and parted ways. Sometime later, a Nevada source said, Ensign met with the husband of the woman involved and had what this source described as a positive encounter. Sources said that the man subsequently asked Ensign...
  • War & Responsibility (President Bush:“It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history...”

    11/11/2005 3:01:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,366+ views
    NRO ^ | November 11, 2005 | George W. Bush
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version November 11, 2005, 2:18 p.m. War & Responsibility “It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began.” EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the text of a Veterans Day speech President George W. Bush delivered at Tobyhanna Army Depot, in Pennsylvania, as released by the White House. Thank you all very much. Thank you all for coming, please be seated. Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm glad to be back in Pennsylvania and I'm proud to be the first sitting President to visit Monroe County. (Applause.) I'm especially...
  • How Somali Pirates Could Take Obama Hostage

    06/09/2009 7:37:21 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 789+ views
    UNC ^ | 6-9-09 | Col. James L. Abrahamson, USA (ret.), Ph.D.
    In “How Somali Pirates Could Take Obama Hostage,” [editorial below] Professor Dominic Tierney advises President Barack Obama how to respond should terrorists make hostages of Americans sent abroad in service of the nation or serving on board merchant ships flying the flag of the United States. Americans, Mr. Tierney claims, care too deeply about the capture of a fellow citizen. Out of what he describes as profound idealism, they quickly make a hero out of a captive, and their moral outrage prompts them to demand freedom for the captive and punishment of the captors. Because a captive’s continued detention seems...
  • Energy fuels new 'Great Game' in Europe

    06/09/2009 7:11:35 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 15 replies · 805+ views
    BBC ^ | June 0, 2009 | Richard Galpin
    The giant Russian energy company, Gazprom, which controls the world's largest reserves of natural gas, has issued a stark warning to the European Union saying it must decide if it wants to continue receiving supplies of Russian gas.Speaking in an interview for the BBC's Newsnight programme, Gazprom deputy chairman Alexander Medvedev warned that Europe was now at a crossroads. "Only three countries can be suppliers of pipeline gas in the long-term - Russia, Iran and Qatar. So there is no other choice than to deal with these suppliers," he said. "Europe should decide how to handle this situation… and if...
  • George Tiller (Child Murderer) shot to death at Wichita church

    05/31/2009 9:35:48 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 1,499 replies · 77,417+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 05/30/2009 | Stan Finger
    Kansas Abortionist George Tiller was shot today as he was going to Church.
  • Former Cuban Intelligence Official: Celebrities Often Blackmailed Into Supporting Castro

    05/10/2009 7:21:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies · 2,231+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 10, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    It is not surprising that such far left Hollywood celebrities as Sean Pean and Danny Glover would support an outright communist dictatorship in Cuba but many other seemingly sane folks also have expressed their sympathy for Fidel Castro. I'm talking about people like Kevin Costner and Steven Spielberg. Costner is not known for any extreme leftwing politics and Spielberg, while liberal, has embarrassed himself with his support for the communist regime. Why? Well, we might have the answer: blackmail. According to an article by Humberto Fontova pubished in the Canada Free Press, it was the task of a high ranking...
  • Lauria Corroborated?

    05/05/2009 10:55:20 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 23 replies · 922+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 05/05/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Business Insider reports that more than one Chrysler senior creditor has corroborated Thomas Lauria’s allegation that the Obama administration threatened them with public attacks if they didn’t surrender their contractual rights. One of their sources says that the Obama team comprises some of the worst “ends justify the means” people he’s ever encountered (via HA reader Geoff A):
  • Feds are looking at Edwards' campaign

    05/03/2009 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 53 replies · 3,869+ views
    charlotteobserver. ^ | 5/03/2009 | Mandy Locke
    RALEIGH Federal investigators are sifting through the records of money that helped John Edwards' presidential campaign to determine if any was used to keep quiet his affair with Rielle Hunter. Edwards, a Democrat and former U.S. senator, acknowledged the investigation to The News & Observer. “I am confident that no funds from my campaign were used improperly,” Edwards said in a statement. “However, I know that it is the role of government to ensure that this is true. We have made available to the United States both the people and the information necessary to help them get the issue resolved...
  • TULSA: Sex trafficking opposition grows

    04/23/2009 9:08:56 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 6 replies · 564+ views
    Tulsa Today ^ | 4-23-09 | Emily Hunt
    No civilized sane human would support slavery so how does trafficking in humans for sex continue worldwide? The practice is growing, but hundreds declared in Tulsa Friday that they will stand in opposition. They will contribute time and money to raise awareness and save victims. They will engage to stop this hidden smuggling that goes on in every one of the 50 states in America.
  • US won't give in to pirate blackmail: senator (Tom Coburn)

    04/12/2009 8:40:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 2,618+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/12/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The shipping company whose captain is being held hostage by Somali pirates said the US Navy saw him alive Sunday, as a top senator said the United States is "not going to give in to blackmail." Maersk Line, operators of the Maersk Alabama which was briefly hijacked by armed pirates this week before its captain was taken captive, said the navy told them they "had sight contact of Captain Richard Phillips" Sunday. Intense negotiations are ongoing off the coast of Somalia where the small band of pirates have held Phillips in a lifeboat since Wednesday, closely shadowed...