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  • Five Rules for Covering Breaking News

    04/04/2014 4:15:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    News of yesterday's murders and rampage at Ft. Hood began to surface just as my national radio show was beginning. The first segment of the program was with Senator Marco Rubio --itself a newsmaker-- was wrapping up as first reports of an "active shooter at Ft. Hood" appeared on Twitter. The second segment, about DOD's budget with Robert O'Brien of Arent Fox included two references that a story was developing and O'Brien, a veteran of media firestorms from years at the U.N. and an experienced litigator, was careful to note the number one concern was for the victims and their...
  • Michelle: 'There Were Actually Laws in America that Allowed Discrimination Against Black People

    03/25/2014 4:44:19 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 95 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream: And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders -- like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to...
  • So, I'm a Millennial and a leftist. Zot away (Froggy Mod says "Adieu")

    02/24/2014 3:17:38 PM PST · by Millennial Lefty · 286 replies
    So, I lurk on Free Republic quite a bit. Usually it's to read some of the outrageous comments some post here and some of it is to see what your opinions are on certain articles that also get posted elsewhere. So, a little bit about myself. I'm in my 20s and of Hispanic origin. I was born in New York but moved to Florida when I was three years old. I'm what you guys would consider a "socialist". I don't consider myself a socialist, I'm a supporter of the free market economy except I favor strong government regulations. While on...
  • Family Says New Jersey Overreacted To Boy’s Gun Photo On Facebook (WTH?)

    03/20/2013 10:17:56 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 11 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | March 20, 2013
    <p>CARNEYS POINT, N.J. (AP) – The ruddy-cheeked, camouflage-clad boy in the photo smiles.., proudly holding a gun his father gave him as a present for his upcoming 11th birthday.</p> <p>The weapon in the photo, posted by his dad on Facebook, resembles a military-style assault rifle but, his father says, is actually just a .22-caliber copy. And that, the family believes, is why child welfare case workers and police officers visited the home in Carneys Point last Friday and asked to see his guns.</p>
  • Rush Limbaugh broadcasts on Clear Channel. Clear Channel is owned by Mitt Romney

    01/15/2012 3:42:41 PM PST · by mas cerveza por favor · 240 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 12, 2012 | Angel Clark
    Did you know that many of the talk radio hosts that you listen to on a regular basis use the same company to broadcast their shows? Clear Channel boasts names like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and even Coast to Coast AM! Michael Savage is TRN, but is on a lot of Clear Channel stations. Clear Channel is the largest owner of radio stations in the United State [...] Did you know that Clear Channel is owned (in large part) by Bain Capital? On Friday, November 17, 2006, Clear Channel announced that it was going private and...
  • Now He's Blaming Europe

    10/27/2011 8:58:32 PM PDT · by One Name · 25 replies
    sarahpac.com ^ | 10/28/11 | Sarah Palin
    On Monday, during a fundraiser in California, President Obama declared that Europe’s debt problems and their inability to solve them was “scaring the world.” He went on to explain that Europeans “have not fully healed from the crisis back in 2007 and never fully dealt with the challenges that their banking system faced” and that “they’re trying to take responsible actions, but those actions haven’t been quite as quick as they need to be.” This of course is coming from a President who has done nothing to deal with our own country’s enormous debt crisis and who is in fact...
  • Vanity. "2,387 threads and 35,000 replies"

    10/12/2011 6:11:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 64 replies
    me again ^ | today | me
    Somebody stop me!
  • Change we can really believe in: Palin / Perry 2012

    08/27/2011 11:02:55 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    (vanity)
    Palin / Perry 2012.
  • Eva Longoria and Tony Parker -- Divorcing

    11/16/2010 1:09:17 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 64 replies · 1+ views
    TMZ ^ | 11/16/2010 | Staff
    Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are getting divorced ... TMZ has learned. Parker filed for divorce yesterday in Texas. The "Desperate Housewives" actress and the San Antonio Spurs star married back in July of 2007. Eva has stated that she has Tony's initials tattooed on her body ... in a mystery spot. She also has Tony's jersey number -- "Nine" -- tattooed on the back of her neck.
  • The New York Times Has A New Unhappy Distinction

    10/28/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT · by redfog · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    According to CNBC, the New York Times is now the smallest company in the S&P 500, clocking in with a $1.11 billion market cap.
  • Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed, "No New Deficit Spending"

    10/26/2010 11:11:48 AM PDT · by unspun · 11 replies
    CNS ^ | October 25, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be “no new deficit spending.” Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department."After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” Pelosi said in her speech from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt." Pelosi has served as speaker in the 110th...
  • Brady keeps extremist views out of spotlight (SUN-TIMES GETS THE LIBEARL HATCHET OUT)

    10/25/2010 10:52:06 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 34 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 25, 2010 | Editorial
    When we ask conservative Republicans running for office this year where they stand on important social issues like gun control and abortion, we typically get a canned response that goes like this: "Golly, when I knock on doors and talk to the voters, they just don't care about that stuff. All they want to talk about is jobs." There is truth to that. The bad economy is foremost on the mind of most voters. But that response is also a transparent dodge, a way to divert attention from what can be extreme, even dangerous, views. In Illinois, nobody has played...
  • NPR Fires Analyst for Saying Muslims Make Him Nervous

    10/21/2010 1:39:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    AOL News ^ | 21/10/10 | Lauren Frayer
    (Oct. 21) -- NPR has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams after he told the Fox News Channel that he gets nervous when he sees Muslims on airplanes. Williams appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, and host Bill O'Reilly asked him what he thought about the idea that America is facing a "Muslim dilemma." The Fox News personality caused a stir recently on ABC's "The View," when co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set to protest his comments blaming Muslims for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. NPR Fires Analyst For Saying He's Scared of Muslims Brendan...
  • NPR Fires Analyst for Saying Muslims Make Him Nervous

    10/21/2010 10:38:26 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 29 replies
    aolnews ^ | 35 mins ago
    (Oct. 21) -- NPR has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams after he told the Fox News Channel that he gets nervous when he sees Muslims on airplanes. Williams appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, and host Bill O'Reilly asked him what he thought about the idea that America is facing a "Muslim dilemma." The Fox News personality caused a stir recently on ABC's "The View," when co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set to protest his comments blaming Muslims for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Williams said Monday he agreed with O'Reilly's statement that "jihad,...
  • Wed. House Hearing For Amnesty Shows Tin Ear To Needs Of The Jobless

    07/12/2010 4:58:18 PM PDT · by Man50D · 19 replies · 4+ views
    NumbersUSA.com ^ | July 12, 2010 | Roy Beck
    Democratic Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee plan a hearing for Wednesday to examine the "ethical imperative" of granting an amnesty and increasing the number of legal U.S. workers by millions. We will hope that other Democrats on the committee, as well as the Republicans, will talk about the ethical imperative of putting unemployed Americans back to work. The hearing is a sign that Congress is far more interested in politics than in the needs of the country. Why? Well, Democratic Leaders are telling reporters that they hope to use the hearing as a way to put Republicans on the...
  • The Oil Spilleth Over (VANITY: Clinton, Sestak and Birnbaum - one very "busy" Thursday morning)

    06/02/2010 6:04:25 AM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 13 replies · 576+ views
    1curiousmind
    Fellow FReepers, please excuse the vanity but I cannot find a source that has noted the incredible admission of Obama being too busy to know of Birnbaum's resignation last Thursday to the fact that Bill Clinton was at the White House that very morning apparently to get their stories straight on the Sestak scandal. Thursday afternoon, May 27th, when asked how he could possibly not have known about her resgination/firing, he responded that he "had a bunch of other stuff going on." (video here: http://hotair.com/archives/2010/05/27/obama-um-im-not-sure-if-the-mms-director-was-fired-or-resigned/ ) Later we learned that Bill Clinton was at the White House meeting with Obama...
  • No Google Special Logo for Memorial Day

    05/31/2010 1:20:07 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 67 replies · 1,725+ views
    CDS ^ | 5/31/2010 | Chris Banescu
    Google has once again failed to commemorate Memorial Day with a special logo. Google has ignored this special day every year since 1999, when it first began using special logos on its main page. The only reminder of this important day on Google’s home page is a tiny graphic of a yellow ribbon superimposed on a small American flag. Apparently, the sacrifices made by millions of American soldiers through the ages in defense of freedom and preservation of our liberties and the lives of hundreds of millions of other people around the world is not worthy of recognition.
  • Hayworth: McCain flip-flops on immigration

    04/26/2010 12:07:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 2,034+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2010-04-26 | Desikan Thirunarayanapuram
    The current debate in Arizona over illegal immigration, fueled by a new law that will make it a crime to be an illegal immigrant in the state, will propel the drive to unseat long-time senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, his Republican primary challenger predicted on Monday. J.D. Hayworth, who plans to submit a petition with 11,000 signatures later on Monday to get his name on the ballot for the Aug. 24 Republican primary for the Arizona Senate seat, said "the momentum is on my side." "Arizonans are telling John McCain, 'Thank you for your service, but it is...
  • Obama Nixes 'Islamic Radicalism'

    04/07/2010 3:28:28 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 24 replies · 580+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 08, 2010 | Staff
    President Barack Obama's advisers plan to remove terms such as "Islamic radicalism" from a document outlining national security strategy and will use the new version to emphasize that the U.S. does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terrorism, counterterrorism officials say. The change would be a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventive war. It currently states, "The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century." The officials described the changes on condition of anonymity because the document...
  • Announcement From Jim Vicevich

    03/31/2010 9:43:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies · 2,017+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com/ ^ | March 31, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    I have some good news, and some not so good news for you all. First, the not so good news. I am so sorry to inform you, my loyal listeners and friends, that, as of this morning at 8:30, I am no longer employed by WTIC 1080. Over the course of four months, we were unable to reach an agreement on a new contract. I want you to know I would never think of leaving you without saying good bye, especially in turbulent times like this, but the station made the decision to keep me off the air for the...
  • Protesters march through downtown Portland, express anger at police

    03/29/2010 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Inspectorette · 81 replies · 4,012+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | March 29, 2010 | Bryan Denson
    Police and protesters engage with one another in downtown Portland this afternoon.A group of protestors marched through downtown Portland this evening, expressing anger at Portland police in connection with a pair of police shootings over the last couple of months. The group first gathered in the South Park Blocks, near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue, and then began marching toward the Willamette River. About 150 people took part, many of them wearing masks, calling out chants and carrying signs. One of the most common chants was "Cops, pigs, murderers" while another was "When cops attack, stand up, fight back."...
  • Coakley goons wrap cameraman up in campaign sign

    01/18/2010 8:36:35 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 137 replies · 9,813+ views
    Washington News Alert ^ | January 18, 2010 | Robert Romano
    Springfield, Mass. —A cameraman working on a ballot integrity initiative with Americans for Limited Government Foundation was wrapped up in a large Martha Coakley campaign sign by her supporters as he tried to video the campaign rally. According to Erich Heyssel, who was attempting to film a Coakley campaign event, “While filming at a Martha Coakley event I was approached by two men holding a 4×8 sign. They proceeded to hold the sign up in my line of sight, I tried to move, and was continuously blocked by these men and their sign.” Heyssel continued, “The situation escalated as they...
  • Sheriff/Congresswoman question arrest standards for illegal immigrants

    01/16/2010 3:58:23 PM PST · by TYVets · 9 replies · 967+ views
    KY3.com Springfield, Missouri ^ | Jan 15, 2010 | Chad Plein
    GAINESVILLE, Mo. -- Its a hot button issue in the Ozarks and nation. Illegal immigration has some asking, 'is enough being done.' U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) was created under the Department of Homeland Security to ensure our nation's safety. KY3 found answering the simple question of 'who can be arrested?' is complicated. "Imagine my head hurting," Ozark County Sheriff Raymond Pace said. "I had five right off the border, still had pesos, looking for a Bank of America to cash in their pesos and get American dollars." Sheriff Pace brought undocumented immigrants to his office and called I.C.E....
  • Israel's envoy to Dominican Republic describes shocking Haiti scenes

    01/14/2010 12:38:55 PM PST · by naturalized · 27 replies · 1,461+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | January 14, 2010 | Barak Ravid
    Israel's ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Amos Radian, on Thursday described the carnage wrought by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Haiti's capital Port Au Prince on Tuesday.
  • Ben Shapiro Hosting Jerry Doyle Show Today!

    01/04/2010 10:00:07 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 5 replies · 317+ views
    Personal ^ | 1/4/10
    I'm on Ben Shapiro's mailing list. He's the syndicated columnist from Townhall, WND, etc. He's going to be hosting Jerry Doyle's show today 12-3 PST. I've heard him host before, and he's like Levin's younger cousin!
  • Terrorism Suspect Asks Judge to Dismiss Case

    12/01/2009 6:10:23 PM PST · by Munz · 74 replies · 3,295+ views
    New York Times ^ | december 1, 2009 | BENJAMIN WEISER
    Lawyers for a terrorism suspect once held at Guantánamo Bay who is now facing prosecution in Manhattan asked a judge on Tuesday to dismiss his case on the ground that his nearly five years in detention denied him his constitutional right to a speedy trial.
  • Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index : President Obama at -14 for Third Straight Day

    11/20/2009 9:30:51 AM PST · by Justaham · 24 replies · 2,906+ views
    President Obama's approval rating in the Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index is now at -14, the third straight day it has been at that number. That is equal to the lowest rating recorded during the Obama Presidency. The "Presidential Approval Index" is figured based on those who "strongly approve" of the job Obama is doing, minus those who "strongly disapprove" of his performance. Today, that stands at 27%-41%. Obama's overall approval rating is at 47%-52%.
  • American ships buck trend, sail armed

    11/18/2009 3:41:46 PM PST · by majstoll · 37 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Examiner.com ^ | November 18, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Only hours ago Somali pirates attacked the USS Marsk Alabama in International waters. But unlike last April, when the ship was taken captive, this time the US flagged ship "responded with small-arms fire . . . and evasive maneuvers to thwart the attack." Hard to port ye mateys! It be an American ship ahead!
  • President Obama ties George W. Bush on Golf (as much in 9 months than Bush in 34 months)

    10/26/2009 6:15:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 168 replies · 6,704+ views
    politico ^ | 10/26/09
    President Barack Obama has only been in office for just over nine months, but he's already hit the links as much as President Bush did in over two years.
  • Limbaugh Dropped From Rams Bid

    10/14/2009 7:29:55 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 51 replies · 2,745+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-14-09 | MATTHEW FUTTERMAN
    Rush Limbaugh won't be buying a piece of the St. Louis Rams after all. With criticism mounting, Dave Checketts, the sports businessman leading a group vying for the National Football League franchise, dumped the controversial conservative talk show host just days after Mr. Limbaugh disclosed his intent to buy a minority interest in the team.
  • Breaking: For My Vanity Post Today I Have Donated to FreeRepublic

    10/09/2009 12:39:51 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 16 replies · 719+ views
    Thanks to the Mods for having a sense of humor today.
  • The Scoreboard: Tuesday, Oct. 6 (TV Newser)

    10/07/2009 4:23:50 PM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 8 replies · 812+ views
    MediaBistro ^ | October 7, 2009 | Chris Ariens
    25-54 demographic: (L +SD) Total day: FNC: 415 | CNN: 119 | MSNBC: 133 | HLN: 141 Prime: FNC: 777 | CNN: 182 | MSNBC: 310 | HLN: 233 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: FNC Beck: Baier: Shep: O'Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O'Reilly: 589 423 416 869 827 634 532 CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: Dobbs: Brown: King: Cooper: Cooper: 101 101 155 146 214 187 123 MSNBC Matthews: EdShow: Matthews: Olbermann: Maddow: Olbermann: Maddow: 91 103 170 338 348 244 178 HLN Prime: Prime: Issues: Grace: Behar: Grace: Showbiz: 119 87 175 273 190 251 223
  • Voters call for end to Wake schools diversity policy

    10/06/2009 5:31:21 PM PDT · by RangerM · 16 replies · 1,268+ views
    WRAL ^ | 10/6/09 | Adam Owens
    Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County voters gave a thumbs-down Tuesday to assigning local students based on socioeconomic factors by electing candidates to the Board of Education who oppose the controversial policy. Chris Malone won the District 1 seat on the school board, while Deborah Pickett won in District 7 and Debra Goldman took District 9. John Tedesco was leading in the District 2 race, with incumbent Horace Tart a distant third. But Tedesco lacked the majority of votes that would preclude a runoff next month. All four candidates were endorsed by community groups like WakeCARES and the Wake Schools Community...
  • State senator cited in hit and run.

    10/06/2009 9:34:53 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 38 replies · 3,129+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 6, 2009 | Maria Cramer
    State Senator Anthony Galluccio was cited Monday for leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly collided with a vehicle carrying three people on Sunday afternoon in Cambridge and then fled. Galluccio, a Cambridge Democrat, collided with the other vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. as he was driving around Garden and Linnaean streets, said officer Frank Pasquarello, spokesman for the Cambridge Police Department.
  • House passes sweeping energy, climate bill

    06/26/2009 7:58:37 PM PDT · by Signalman · 41 replies · 816+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | 6/26/2009 | Steve Hargreaves
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The House approved a sweeping energy and climate bill Friday which could for the first time usher in widespread government restrictions on greenhouse gases and help renewable energy become cost competitive with fossil fuels. The bill passed 219-212, with virtually no Republican support. The central part of the legislation limits the amount of carbon dioxide, the main gas behind global warming, that companies like electric utilities, gasoline refiners, chemical firms and other large users of energy can put into the atmosphere. There were previously no restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions. The bill aims to cut greenhouse...
  • Delic’s sentence enraged Serbs and Croatians

    09/16/2008 3:06:53 PM PDT · by BabaYaga · 11 replies · 811+ views
    THE HAGUE- The former leader of Bosnia's Muslim army, Rasim Delic, was jailed for three years yesterday by the Hague Tribunal for allowing the torture of Bosnian Serb soldiers by a Mujahideen unit in 1995. By majority decision, Delic, who was the chief of staff of the Bosnian Army in 1995, was found guilty of violating customs and laws of war, when he did nothing to prevent cruel treatment of Serb prisoners by a Mujahideen unit under his command. Judge Bakone Justice Moloto, citing the "appalling brutal" mistreatment meted out by Islamic foreign fighters, said that tribunal judges had decided...
  • Congressman Likens Palin to Christ's Crucifier

    09/11/2008 5:28:34 PM PDT · by kellynla · 62 replies · 266+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | September 10, 2008 | Joe Kovacs
    Sen. Barack Obama was likened to Jesus Christ on the floor of the U.S. House today, while Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was compared to the Roman governor responsible for ordering Jesus' crucifixion. Both comparisons came from Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., a supporter of Obama for president. "If you want change, you want the Democratic Party," Cohen said during his one-minute speech. "Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor." Cohen was referring to comments Palin aimed at Obama during her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota last...
  • In Tampa Visit, Clinton Refuses To Criticize Palin

    09/08/2008 7:36:47 PM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 105 replies · 514+ views
    tbo.com ^ | September 8, 2008 | By WILLIAM MARCH and CHRISTIAN WADE
    By WILLIAM MARCH and CHRISTIAN WADE The Tampa Tribune Published: September 8, 2008TAMPA - In her first appearance in Tampa since losing the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Rodham Clinton strongly endorsed Barack Obama Monday, but refused to criticize the newer woman on the presidential campaign scene, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. "Barack and I may have started on two separate paths, but we are on one journey now," Clinton said. The crowd and the speakers at the event appeared to consist largely of former Clinton supporters who now back Obama, but her speech was aimed at convincing those who don't, or...
  • Obama May Delay Reversing Tax Cuts

    09/08/2008 7:20:21 PM PDT · by tomnbeverly · 71 replies · 478+ views
    ap ^ | 09/07/08 | ap
    (AP / WASHINGTON) — Democrat Barack Obama says he would delay rescinding President Bush's tax cuts on wealthy Americans if he becomes the next president and the economy is in a recession, suggesting such an increase would further hurt the economy. Nevertheless, Obama has no plans to extend the Bush tax cuts beyond their expiration date, as Republican John McCain advocates. Instead, Obama wants to push for his promised tax cuts for the middle class, he said in a broadcast interview aired Sunday. "Even if we're still in a recession, I'm going to go through with my tax cuts," Obama...
  • What's the Difference Between Sarah Palin and a Pitt Bull?

    09/03/2008 9:22:57 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 35 replies · 217+ views
    9/03/09 | HMV
    "lipstick" (attributed to Sarah Palin by a Fox Reporter)
  • Obama may announce running mate later today

    08/22/2008 6:47:34 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 71 replies · 354+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 22 August 2008 | Liz Sidoti
    WASHINGTON - Presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday the running mate he has chosen — but has not yet announced — had to meet three standards to join the Democratic ticket: Prepared to be president, able to help him govern and willing to challenge his thinking. .... "Obviously, the most important question is: Is this person ready to be president?" Obama said in an interview aired Friday on "The Early Show" on CBS. Second, he said, was: "Can this person help me govern? Are they going to be an effective partner in creating the kind of economic opportunity here at...
  • Vanity - Where are PhotoShops of Billary with Floating Babes

    12/18/2007 3:01:34 PM PST · by spanalot · 12 replies · 30+ views
    ... or Paul with Floating swastikas or the omnipresent Helen Thomas with Floating ...?
  • GOP state senator appears ready to switch parties (Chris Koster)

    08/01/2007 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Optimist · 39 replies · 1,912+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 08/01/2007 | Virginia Young
    JEFFERSON CITY — Chris Koster, a Republican state senator and champion of stem cell research, is expected to announce today that he is switching to the Democratic Party. Koster, a candidate for attorney general next year, will hold news conferences in Columbia, Harrisonville and St. Louis. In a news release, he promised "a speech that may transform the political landscape of Missouri." Koster, of Harrisonville near Kansas City, resigned late Tuesday as chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus. His resignation letter, hand-delivered by Koster's secretary to the office of Senate President Pro Tem Mike Gibbons, gave no explanation. < snip...
  • 2007 (College Football News) Big XII Preview

    07/31/2007 12:35:20 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 82 replies · 2,568+ views
    College Football News ^ | 20 July 2007 | Pete Fiutak
    The SEC East is the best division in all of college football. Vanderbilt and Kentucky are each bowl worthy to go along with Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. The Big 12 South isn’t far behind. --snip-- As always, Texas and Oklahoma are the big dogs, but while their each going into the year as their usual national title contenders, they’re not quite jaw-dropping killers; each has various flaws. Texas Tech might be missing receiver experience, but the defense will be better and QB Graham Harrell has the time in the system to bomb away. Texas A&M gets almost all...
  • Speed Channel Suspends Pit Reporter

    10/20/2006 8:49:28 AM PDT · by wayne_b24 · 35 replies · 1,271+ views
    That's Racin.com, etc.
    Reporter suspended for alleged racist remarks/off-color jokes...
  • Polish govt under fire after secretly filmed talks [Ruling coalition breaks up]

    09/27/2006 7:10:26 AM PDT · by wolf78 · 32 replies · 567+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | Natalia Reiter and Pawel Sobczak
    Polish govt under fire after secretly filmed talks By Natalia Reiter and Pawel Sobczak Reuters Wednesday, September 27, 2006; 7:05 AM WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's political crisis deepened on Wednesday after television aired secretly filmed meetings that sparked calls on the prime minister to step down. The ruling conservatives of Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski are trying to build a new majority coalition after ditching their leftist partners Self-Defense last week in a row over the budget and a decision to send troops to Afghanistan. But their efforts suffered a blow when TVN television late on Tuesday showed footage of Kaczynski's...
  • Southwest pilot violated braking policy

    12/15/2005 1:06:39 PM PST · by Central Scrutiniser · 122 replies · 3,394+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12-15-06 | MARK J. KONKOL
    Southwest pilot violated braking policy December 14, 2005 BY MARK J. KONKOL Transportation Reporter The Southwest Airlines pilot at the helm during Thursday's snowy crash at Midway Airport told federal investigators he used the Boeing 737's "autobrakes," a device airline officials say their pilots are told not to activate. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said they found the autobrake switch in the "maximum" position on the flight panel. The system is designed to activate when the landing gear hits the runway.
  • Peterson Guilty, Rod Paige stepping down, Arafat dead

    11/12/2004 1:24:02 PM PST · by ambrose · 62 replies · 1,002+ views
    Peterson Guilty, Rod Paige stepping down, Arafat dead since these stories have not been posted enough times
  • Drudge Siren: BUSH NAMES NEW ECONOMIC TEAM!

    12/08/2002 5:53:40 PM PST · by Partisan Hack · 115 replies · 396+ views
    Nothing Follows