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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
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  • 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 FOX.28.com 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
  • BREAKING NEWS; PALIN ENDORSES CHRISTINE O'DONNELL

    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: http://www.wdel.com 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'.
  • BREAKING: Multiple Ranches in Laredo Texas Taken Over By Los Zetas (HOAX)

    07/24/2010 8:46:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 282 replies · 11+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/24/2010 | Digger
    ... The ranches are said to be "near Mines Rd. and Minerales Rd. about 10 miles NW of I-35". Whether it is lone members or squads is not certain. Anonymous sources in law enforcement in the Laredo area tonight have passed on word that US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches. The media has been silent on this incident and some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border. Their frustrations are understandable...
  • Officer Involved in Costco Shooting Involved in 2006 Shooting(NV)

    07/13/2010 4:07:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 96 replies · 2+ views
    8newsnow.com ^ | 12 July, 2010 | NA
    LAS VEGAS -- The three Las Vegas police officers involved in Saturday's shooting at a Costco have been identified. Officers William Mosher, Joshua Stark and Thomas Mendiola shot and killed Erik Scott at a Summerlin Costco. Officers say Scott had a weapon and pointed it at them. Mosher has been with Metro for five years. Stark and Mendiola have been with Metro for under two years. All are assigned to the Metro's Northwest Area Command. This isn't the first time Officer Mosher has been involved in a shooting. In April of 2006, Officer Mosher and Officer John Wiggins shot and...
  • Barack Hussein: unfavorable for 9 out of 18 months (favorable for only 7)

    07/08/2010 6:59:33 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 13 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7/8/2010 | Rasmussen
    Favorably viewed by a majority of Americans only for the first 7 months of his presidency (1/20/2009 through 8/19/2009), Barack Hussein Obama has been viewed unfavorably by the citizens for more than 8 months of his short presidency (10/20/2010 through 7/7/2010). The nation was evenly split for 2 months (8/20/2010 through 10/19/2010). Important to note from the article: "Among those not affiliated with either major party, 36% Approve and 63% Disapprove."
  • OBAMA DOING PRESSER AT G 20 NOW....BLAH, BLAH, BLAH

    06/27/2010 3:21:29 PM PDT · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 110 replies · 1+ views
    oBOZO GOES ON AND ON AND ON..HE WANTS THE US TO STOP INCREASING OUR DEBT...! (HUH?)
  • *BREAKING* Obama is on CNN and is making comments on McChrystal!

    06/22/2010 2:41:31 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 74 replies
    Happening NOW!
  • I became a Grandpa Thursday morning (vanity)

    05/22/2010 5:32:34 AM PDT · by SLB · 57 replies · 784+ views
    Self | Today | SLB
    I became a grandpa Thursday morning. My daughter was supposed to have a C-Section next Thursday as she was a high risk pregnancy. She went in for a stress test on Thursday and there was a slight problem with fetal heartbeat. The OB team had a quick meeting and recommended a "necessary, but not emergency" C-Section. She agreed and walked into the OR. My son-in-law helped her up on the table and then stood right by her. Evan came into the world kicking and screaming and mom and son are doing fine. Respecting her request for privacy there are no...
  • Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Can't Be Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Non-Murder Cases

    05/17/2010 7:33:48 AM PDT · by goods · 29 replies · 617+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | May 17 2010 | Fox New
    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Can't Be Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Non-Murder Cases
  • Former NOAA oil spill cleanup boss says Obama waited too long in Gulf disaster

    05/02/2010 6:49:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 710+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 5/2/10 | Mark Tapscott
    Why didn't federal officials implement an oil spill clean up plan they've had on the books since 1994 as soon as possible after crude began pumping into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and sinking of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling platform 53 miles south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico? The Mobile Register reports that Ron Gouget, who formerly managed the oil spill cleanup department of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as a similar unit for the state of Louisiana, is criticizing the Obama White House's failure to act according to existing government plans in...
  • Obama leaves WH without press, breaking protocol

    04/10/2010 6:17:45 PM PDT · by mort56 · 245 replies · 13,034+ views
    Google News ^ | 4/10/10 | AP
    President Barack Obama quietly breached years of protocol on Saturday morning by leaving the White House without the press with him. About two hours before reporters were supposed to be in position to leave with the president, Obama left the grounds of the White House. Members of the press were told he was attending one of his daughter's soccer games in northwest Washington, D.C. The White House press corps traditionally travels with the president anywhere he goes, inside and outside the country, to report on the president's activities for the benefit of informing the public and for historical record.
  • Obama leaves WH without press, breaking protocol

    04/10/2010 12:16:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 210 replies · 8,820+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2010
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama quietly breached years of protocol on Saturday morning by leaving the White House without the press with him.
  • Facebook: "A passenger attempted to light an explosive device on board an aircraft..."

    04/07/2010 7:11:27 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 56 replies · 1,950+ views
    Headline only at link... 5 minutes ago.
  • BREAKING: Another GOP Office Attacked in Ohio– Window Smashed

    04/03/2010 5:08:41 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 92 replies · 2,308+ views
    First Things ^ | Gateway Pundit
    Another GOP office was attacked in Marion, Ohio last night. The vandals left a threatening note in purple ink saying, “Stop the Right Wing.” The Marion Star reported: Two Republican party officials were shocked to hear someone had thrown a brick through a window at their headquarters downtown — with a message directed at stopping conservatism. “Stop the right wing,” was written in purple ink on a piece of notebook paper. “The bottom was torn off of it, maybe like they made a mistake or something when they were writing it the first time,” said Kenneth Stiverson, president of the...
  • President Obama announces U.S. and Russia agree to new nuclear weapons reduction treaty.

    03/26/2010 8:07:34 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies · 672+ views
    CNN ^ | Friday, March 26, 2010
    Breaking......
  • THE JERICHO WALK – Taking Down Strongholds! Joshua 6:1-27. (Vanity... all is vanity)

    03/11/2010 1:13:49 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 29 replies · 753+ views
    SCRIPTURE | 3-11-10 | JO NUVARK
    A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. (Proverbs 21:22)..... Using the Jericho model I would encourage you to take back your family, your neighborhood, your town, your state, your government and your country the same way God gave Jericho to Joshua. ***** Read about THE JERICHO WALK and see if this is a way for you to "TAKE BACK THE LAND"!
  • Source doc: CBO Scoring of 12/24 Senate HC bill - released 3/11/10

    03/11/2010 7:32:14 AM PST · by clyde_m · 5 replies · 707+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | March 11, 2010 | Clyde Middleton
    Deficit reduction? My a**!! See Table 3 - the expenditures when fully phased in. More discussion coming. "CBO has just released an estimate of the budgetary effects of the health bill, H.R. 3590, that passed the Senate on December 24. Today’s estimate differs from the estimate for a slightly earlier version of the legislation that we released on December 19 in that it encompasses all of the amendments that were adopted by the Senate, reflects a revised assumption about its enactment date, and incorporates some technical revisions. We and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) prepared this...
  • Unemployment rate stays at 9.7%.

    03/05/2010 5:31:12 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 121 replies · 3,687+ views
    CNBC TV ^ | 3/5/2010 | Staff
    Per CNBC TV.
  • US slams Israel over designating heritage sites

    02/25/2010 9:28:21 AM PST · by Never A Dull Moment · 96 replies · 2,260+ views
    ynet ^ | Feb 25, 2010 | Associated Press
    The Obama administration criticized Israel for designating two shrines on Palestinian territory as Israeli national heritage sites. The criticism came as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she hopes long-stalled peace talks between Israelis and the Palestinians will resume. Clinton told a congressional committee that groundwork is being laid to restart the talks with the help of US envoy George Mitchell. Toner said US displeasure with the designations of the Cave of the Patriarchs in the flash point town of Hebron and the traditional tomb of the biblical matriarch Rachel in Bethlehem had been conveyed to senior Israeli...
  • Rip Torn charged with breaking into Conn. bank

    01/30/2010 3:58:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 3,232+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/10 | AP
    SALISBURY, Conn. – Actor Elmore "Rip" Torn has been charged with breaking into a Connecticut bank and carrying a loaded handgun while intoxicated. State police say the 78-year-old Salisbury resident was arrested Friday night after police found him inside the Litchfield Bancorp with a loaded revolver. The "Men in Black" actor has been taken into custody and booked on charges including burglary and possession of firearm without a permit. He is being held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled for a Monday appearance in Bantam Superior Court.
  • 2 Guards Shot in Las Vegas Federal Building

    01/04/2010 9:03:58 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 4 replies · 869+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01042010 | AP
    A deputy U.S. marshal says at least two federal marshals were shot and a gunman was apprehended after gunfire broke out in the lobby of a federal courthouse in downtown Las Vegas.
  • obama to make live statement on Christmas Day terrorist attack (approx 4 p.m. eastern)

    12/29/2009 12:57:39 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 48 replies · 1,516+ views
    Me | 12/28/09 | Me
    Per Fox.. He's gotta spin some more. Apparently his pre-recorded statement didn't poll well...
  • Nephew of Iran's Opposition Leader Shot to Death in Street by Iranian Forces - Video 12/27/09

    12/27/2009 4:02:43 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 706+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 27, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of the nephew of Iranian opposition leader Ali Mousavi, reportedly laying on the ground shot in the back on Azadi Street, or Freedom Street, during clashes in which security forces reportedly fired on demonstrators. There were protests all across Tehran today against the thug Ahmadinejad's regime. A crowd in the Southern city of Sajin also fought police today to try and rescue two prisoners who were being hanged. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Iran successfully simulates nuclear warhead detonation - report

    12/04/2009 8:16:42 AM PST · by Redbird1564 · 6 replies · 666+ views
    DEBKAfile Special Report ^ | December 4, 2009, 10:14 AM (GMT+02:00) | Unknown
    German intelligence reports that Iranian scientists have successfully simulated the detonation of a nuclear warhead in laboratory conditions, in an effort to sidestep an underground nuclear test like the one that brought the world down on North Korea's head earlier this year.
  • Moore hounded witnesses (Brian not Mikey, but socialist too)

    11/10/2009 8:26:35 PM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 6 replies · 591+ views
    TBO.com-Henando Today ^ | 11/10/2009 | Tony Holt
    BROOKSVILLE - Try as he might, political activist Brian Moore could not uncover any wrongdoing on the part of the sheriff's office in the death of a fugitive who drowned two months ago during a pursuit.
  • Big 3 race live thread - (Vir-Gov, NJ-Gov, NY-23)

    11/03/2009 6:10:38 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 1,938 replies · 123,286+ views
    Me | 11/3/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Follow those races here. Report turnout, exit polls etc. as they happen..
  • Live Committee Hearing on Kerry-Boxer Bill (Cap & Trade, Smart Grid)

    Flash link at source to observe the hearing. This is the new version of Cap and Trade.
  • Bay Bridge closed after rod snaps, cars hit

    10/27/2009 8:09:38 PM PDT · by Thidwick · 53 replies · 4,449+ views
    SFGate ^ | oct 27, 2009 | Michael Cabanatuan
    Authorities said they are shutting down the Bay Bridge in both directions after pieces of the cantilever section fell during the late-afternoon commute, striking three vehicles on the upper deck, the California Highway Patrol said. Caltrans officials said the parts that fell were two high-strength rods and a saddle that were part of the emergency repair that delayed the opening of the bridge on Labor Day weekend.
  • Extreme Increase in Swine Flu cases in California

    10/25/2009 10:37:16 PM PDT · by myfreepress · 50 replies · 1,913+ views
    MyFreePress ^ | 10/25/2009 | Jason
    You might be scratching your head asking why did Obama call for a state of emergency. It seems cases of the virus have increased significantly just after they released the nasal spray with the live virus in it. Let me break this down for you a total of 3556 cases in California since April, that is an average of 592 cases per month. Out of those cases 233 people have died from the virus. I am not going to do the exact math, but that is in the range of 7-8% death ratio. Just under 1 in 10 people who...
  • Palin Endorses Hoffman in 23rd District, NY

    10/22/2009 5:42:40 PM PDT · by WillT · 48 replies · 1,368+ views
    Facebook ^ | Sarah Palin
    The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches! He needs our help now. The votes of every member of Congress affect every American, so it's important for all of us to pay attention to this important Congressional campaign in upstate New York. I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York's 23rd Congressional district. It's my honor to endorse Doug and to do what I can to help...
  • Federal Reserve unveils proposal that would police banks' pay policies for the first time

    10/22/2009 11:05:41 AM PDT · by EBH · 73 replies · 2,355+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 10/22/2009 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve for the first time would police banks' pay policies to ensure they don't encourage employees to take reckless gambles like those that contributed to the financial crisis, according to a proposal unveiled Thursday. Unlike a Treasury plan to slash pay at certain companies that were bailed out with large sums of taxpayer money, the Fed proposal would cover thousands of banks, including many that never received a bailout. The Fed would not actually set compensation. Instead, the central bank would review — and could veto — pay policies that could cause too much risk-taking by...
  • Shriver apologizes for breaking cell phone law

    10/14/2009 10:47:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 767+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/09 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California first lady Maria Shriver says she's sorry for breaking a state law that requires drivers to use hands-free devices while talking on cell phones. The celebrity Web site TMZ.com posted two photographs and a video Tuesday showing Shriver holding a phone to her ear while she was behind the wheel. That prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to write about it on Twitter, where he said "there's going to be swift action." On Wednesday, Shriver said she will donate her favorite old cell phone to a program that helps domestic violence. She added: "That's my version of swift...