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  • Indiana House Democrats leave state, Wisconsin style

    02/22/2011 9:38:38 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 65 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 2/22/2011 | Sharif Durhams
    Now Democratic lawmakers from another state seem to be leaving their homes for Illinois. House Democrats in Indiana are leaving the state rather than vote a bill that would modify collective-bargaining for some workers there, according to the Indianapolis Star. A source told the paper that Democrats from that state's lower chamber are headed to Illinois, though the paper notes that some might go to Kentucky. Only two of the 40 Democrats were on the Indiana House floor when the chamber convened Tuesday. The lack of Democratic House members showing up at the Capitol in Indiana prevents the Republican majority...
  • On the run: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    02/21/2011 6:50:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 02-21-2011 | Staff
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is believed to have fled the capital Tripoli after anti-government demonstrators breached the state television building and set government property alight. Protesters appear to have gained a foothold in Tripoli as banks and government buildings were looted while demonstrators have claimed they have taken control of the second city Benghazi. It is thought up to 400 people may have died in the unrest with dozens more reported killed in Tripoli overnight as protests reached the capital for the first time and army units were said to have defected to the opposition.
  • Now See The 11 Countries At Risk Of Becoming The Next Egypt

    02/11/2011 12:58:52 PM PST · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | 2/11/11 | Gregory White
    So the question on everyone's mind is: who's next? The Egyptian revolution is a challenge to state led authoritarian capitalism, but it is also a response to rising food costs and soaring unemployment. There is also the social media factor, which has allowed protesters to circumvent traditional state run media sources and organize more efficiently. What countries offer a similar mixture to that found in Egypt? And what investments are at stake?
  • NHS Direct 'at breaking point': Patients waiting two days for help in worst flu outbreak

    12/22/2010 8:19:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 8+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/22/10 | Louise Eccles & Sophie Borland
    The NHS Direct helpline is at ‘breaking point’ as parts of Britain experience the worst flu outbreak in a decade. Patients calling the service are being forced to wait up to two days before they can speak to a nurse, and managers have launched an emergency recruitment drive. GPs in the worst-affected areas are being paid up to £188 an hour to work over Christmas and help deal with soaring numbers of cases. (Snip) The latest infection rate figures show that there are now 87.1 cases per 100,000 people, up from 32.8 per 100,000 last week.
  • S. Utah towns evacuated; dam break imminent

    12/21/2010 2:47:32 PM PST · by Colofornian · 95 replies · 5+ views
    ABC4 (Salt Lake City) ^ | Dec. 21, 2010
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The National Weather Service reports that a dam along the east fork of the Virgin River near Zion National Park is about to break, and warned residents in Springdale and Rockville to evacuate immediately. The Washington County Commission also signed a declaration of emergency. The NWS report issued at about 12:30 p.m. said that the imminent failure of the Trees Ranch Dam on the east fork of the Virgin River in Washington County was reported by the Washington County Sheriffs department. The nearest downstream community is Rockville, which is at risk from imminent...
  • Liberals Try to Prevent Pelosi From Bringing Tax Bill to the Floor

    12/08/2010 11:38:35 AM PST · by andy58-in-nh · 106 replies
    FOX News ^ | 12/8/2010 | FOX News12/8/2010
    Fox has learned that Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Jay Inslee (D-WA) are crafting a letter to share with the House Democratic Caucus that would try to prevent the Speaker from bringing the tax bill to the floor. They hope to get 60 signatures on their letter (which is still being drafted) and then force a vote in the caucus. DeFazio says he thinks that if a majority of House Democrats are against this compromise, they shouldn't bring it to the floor.
  • Richardson may visit North Korea

    12/07/2010 6:25:31 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies · 1+ views
    NM Politics Blog ^ | Pearl Harbor Day, 2010 | NM Politics
    With the situation in North Korea having gotten pretty dicey in recent months, Gov. Bill Richardson – a favorite of the North Korean government – may be heading back there next week. That’s according to the Washington Post: “Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, is off this week to South Korea to tell officials that the United States is standing with them. And there’s talk that outgoing New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson may be off to North Korea next week for a private chat with top officials at the invitation of key people in the nuclear crowd...
  • George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' Sales Exceed 1 Million

    11/24/2010 7:54:08 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | Wednesday, November 24, 2010
    George W. Bush's return to the spotlight has resulted in big sales for his memoir, "Decision Points." His publisher, Crown, said Wednesday that the former president's book has sold more than 1.1 million copies since hitting shelves two weeks ago, The Associated Press reported. More than 135,000 copies were sold as e-books, according to the publisher. Bush kept a low profile after leaving office last year, declining interviews and avoiding comment on his successor and politics in general. But he emerged this month to promote the book, appearing in interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Sean Hannity and...
  • Obama calling Lee over North attack

    11/23/2010 12:39:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 161 replies · 3+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 11/23/10 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama is "outraged" by North Korea's attack on a South Korean island, White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton said Tuesday. Obama plans to call South Korea's president, Lee Myung-bak, on Tuesday, Burton said, adding that Tom Donilon, his national security adviser, called Obama at 3:55 a.m. to tell him of the attack. "The president is outraged by this action," he told reporters on Air Force One. "We stand shoulder to shoulder with South Korea."
  • Fox: Chris Coons has beaten Christine O’Donnell in DE Senate Seat

    11/02/2010 5:14:30 PM PDT · by jern · 307 replies
  • Christine O’Donnell Sex Smear: Gawker’s One Night Stand Writer Identified

    10/29/2010 1:17:49 AM PDT · by malkee · 20 replies
    Rightpundits ^ | Oct 29 2010 | McCain
    The author sounds vindictive and mean-spirited who the reader feels has lost his way in life. Everyone knows that boys don’t kiss and tell, and here we have this clod barking as if he is a Philadelphia Phillies fan heckling the San Francisco Giant’s right fielder. As readers we become simultaneously angry about his callous disparagement of women and sorry for whatever is torturing his psyche. You can read an avalanche of reactions to the Christine O’Donnell one night stand claims here and here and satirically here. So who is this fellow who wrote it? That is a less interesting...
  • Midterm blowout: 50 or more Dem seats set to fall in the election

    10/27/2010 6:26:59 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2010 | Shane D’Aprile
    Republicans are headed for a blowout election win that seems certain to seize more than enough seats to knock out the Democrats and take control of the House. The Hill 2010 Midterm Election poll, surveying nearly 17,000 likely voters in 42 toss-up districts over four weeks, points to a massive Republican wave that, barring an extraordinary turnaround, will deliver crushing nationwide defeats for President Obama’s party. The data suggest a GOP pickup that could easily top 50 seats (the party needs 39 for control of the House). Of the 42 districts polled for The Hill, all but two of which...
  • Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) Clears 50% - Again - Versus Feingold (D)

    10/26/2010 9:28:27 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 34 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/26/2010 | Rasmussen
    The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Johnson, a wealthy plastics manufacturer, picking up 53% of the vote. Feingold, who has represented the state in the Senate since 1993, draws support from 46%. Only one percent (1%) are undecided at this point.
  • Washington Senate: Rossi (R) Inches Ahead of Murray (D)

    10/08/2010 5:25:48 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 8, 2010
    Republican challenger Dino Rossi has edged slightly ahead of incumbent Democrat Patty Murray in Washington’s U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Washington shows Rossi with 49% of the vote, while Murray’s support stands at 46%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see question wording, click here.)
  • Gas line break causes evacuation of downtown South Bend

    10/07/2010 8:09:05 AM PDT · by Doogle · 22 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/07/10 | FOX
    Most of downtown South Bend has been evacuated because of a gas line break. South Bend Fire Department tells four valves on one main gas line were broken at 112 West Jefferson at 8:17 Thursday morning.
  • n Philly, it's 2 cheesesteaks to go for Obama

    09/21/2010 7:03:41 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 43 replies
    AP/Google ^ | 9/20/2010 | JULIE PACE
    PHILADELPHIA — President Barack Obama seems to be learning from other people's mistakes. In Philadelphia for campaign appearances Monday with Senate candidate Joe Sestak, Obama made an unannounced stop at the popular Reading Terminal Market and ordered two cheesesteaks — with the usual Cheez Whiz topping. He also ordered a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone on the way out. Obama lately has been trying to convince people unhappy with the economy that he knows what they're going through.
  • Official 9/14 Primary Live Thread

    09/14/2010 4:14:20 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 133 replies
    Free Republic | 9/14/10 | GQuagmire
    I'll get things started

    09/09/2010 4:22:42 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 25 replies
    e mail from Tea Party Express ^ | September 9, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Governor Sarah Palin has come to the aide of conservatives and tea party activists - and has announced today on the Sean Hannity radio show that she is endorsing Christine O'Donnell for U.S. Senate against liberal RINO Mike Castle. We will have complete details on this breaking news during a special 2-hour RadioThon for Christine O'Donnell that you can listen to LIVE beginning at 7PM Eastern/4 PM Pacific. You can stream the show online from anywhere in the country at: Just click the LISTEN NOW tab on the website. And, during these 2 hours we will also be raising...
  • Bin Laden's cook sentenced to 14 years

    08/11/2010 3:39:19 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 38 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Aug 11, 2010 | MSNBC
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A Guantanamo court on Wednesday sentenced Osama bin Laden's former cook to 14 years in prison. Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi of Sudan pleaded guilty last month to supporting terrorism, making him only the fourth Guantanamo detainee to be convicted since the prison, which has held nearly 800 men, was opened in 2002. Al-Qosi could be released much sooner under plea deal that remains sealed, Reuters reported. Al-Qosi avoided a possible life sentence at trial by pleading guilty July 7 to one count each of providing material support for terrorism and conspiracy. The jury of...
  • This Week In Politics

    08/03/2010 10:12:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies · 3+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/2/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
    A weekly round-up of noteworthy news that you may have missed from this past week. For this week: The absurdity of Title IX, whether the oil spill is exaggerated, and Britain decentralizes their health care system while some in the U.S. talk about bringing back the 'public option'.