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  • Scientists Able To Reverse Autism and Mental Retardation in Mice by Inhibiting an Enzyme

    06/30/2007 3:54:35 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 27 replies · 975+ views
    Yahoo News, ^ | June 30 2007 | Yahoo News; Steve Shultz of Breaking Christian News
    Background News "This is very exciting because it suggests that PAK inhibitors could be used for therapeutic purposes to reverse already established mental impairments in Fragile X children." FOUNDING EDITOR'S NOTE [Breaking Christian News]: We don't often post fulfillments of prophetic words. But some words are so very specific, and the fulfillment may also be specific, that to NOT post [it], would be a disservice to our readers. Kim Clement spoke of Autism in a word we posted on December 23rd from a December 8th session given in Portland, Oregon. We've included the portions of Kim's word—specific to autism—below. You...
  • Bombs Hitting Church and Children's Center in Mozambique: Call To Prayer from Iris Ministries

    03/22/2007 2:57:00 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 15 replies · 288+ views
    Iris Ministries via The Elijah List News ^ | March 22, 2007 | Shara Pradhan
    Heidi Baker Emergency Update: She says bombs are hitting their church and their children's center with children in it—PRAY! NOTE FROM EDITORIAL STAFF [of The Elijah List ]: We are all asking for you to please stop and pray right now, many precious people are in extreme danger! —Steve Shultz, Aimee Herd, Jessica L. Miller, Julie Smith, Terry Lea, Jeris Cribbs and all the Elijah List and Elijah Rain family. The following update was sent out by Iris Ministries. Heidi asked me to contact you for prayer as bombs have detonated in our capitol city Maputo, Mozambique. Three bombs...
  • French Scientist, among First To Warn of Global Warming, Changes His Mind

    03/05/2007 3:38:36 PM PST · by GretchenM · 69 replies · 2,817+ views
    Canada National Post ^ | March 5, 2007 | Lawrence Soloman
    Dr. Allegre's dream is to see "ecology become the engine of economic development, and not an artificial obstacle that creates fear." According to an article in the National Post, Dr. Claude Allegre, a well-respected and renowned French scientist, who was also among the first to sound a warning about Global Warming, has apparently changed his mind. Fifteen years ago, geochemist Dr. Allegre, had joined with 1500 prominent scientists in signing the highly publicized World Scientists' Warning to Humanity, a letter that stressed the great potential risks of Global Warming. However, after the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 2.2.07

    02/02/2007 2:44:11 PM PST · by GretchenM · 205 replies · 3,677+ views, ^ | Friday February 2, 2007 | GretchenM
    President Bush honored the 2006 NHL Stanley Cup (hockey) Championship Carolina Hurricanes at the White House. [I lost the b key on my keyboard with the Great Water Mishap earlier this week so if I type a b that doesn't show up, and forget to copy and paste it in, please insert it mentally into the text. In my replies I might start typing a v in place of b.] Secretary of State Rice hosted a meeting of "the Quartet" to discuss events in the Middle East. Defense Secretary Gates and General Pace held a news conference at the Pentagon....
  • Urgent Prayer Request for My Young Cousin, Severe Head Injury - Update at #2982

    01/25/2007 9:37:13 AM PST · by GretchenM · 3,166 replies · 36,549+ views
    My family | Thursday January 25, 2007 | GretchenM
    <p>My aunt and uncle sent this out to our family at 6:30 AM today. Carrie is my young cousin, a very gifted artist, and the eldest among her siblings. She and her family are in Michigan.</p> <p>Prayer reqeust from my aunt and uncle (Carrie is their granddaughter).</p>
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1.19.07

    01/19/2007 4:40:49 PM PST · by GretchenM · 296 replies · 4,420+ views, ^ | Friday January 19, 2007 | GretchenM
    I found no new photos of the president today but there are some photos of Laura in Paris, at the conference on Missing and Exploited Children. As Tony Snow's assistant conducted the press briefing today, and the State of the Union address is next Tuesday, January 23rd at 9:00 PM EST, it seems likely it is crunch time for getting the address ready. Defense Secretary Gates continues his visit to Iraq, in Basra and Talil, where he is being briefed. Jay Hein, Director of the WH Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, discussed the President's compassion agenda and the recently...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1.2.07

    01/02/2007 4:55:50 PM PST · by GretchenM · 282 replies · 4,742+ views, ^ | Tuesday January 2, 2007 | GretchenM
    On this "National Day of Mourning throughout the United States," President and Mrs. Bush attended the funeral service for former President Gerald Ford at the National Episcopal Cathedral in DC today. President Bush was among those asked to eulogize (text and webcast at this link) his predecessor. Henry Kissinger's eulogy was very informative about the international achievements of Ford's presidency. I've been looking for the text but haven't found it so far. If anyone does, please post it or link it on this Dose. Goodbye, President Ford. Thank you for your faith in Christ that helped bindup and heal the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12.19.06

    12/19/2006 4:51:49 PM PST · by GretchenM · 252 replies · 2,944+ views, ^ | Tuesday December 19, 2006 | GretchenM
    It was a day for bill signing as the president signed S. 843, the Combating Autism Act of 2006; S. 3678, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act; and H.R. 6143, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006. VP Cheney is to be a defense witness (for Lewis Libby) in the Valerie Plane case.
  • YouTube: Post Your Favorite Links Here

    12/14/2006 3:18:58 PM PST · by GretchenM · 263 replies · 10,757+ views ^ | December 14, 2006 | GretchenM
    Post your favorite YouTube links here. I'll start with these.Baptismal Cannonball Chad Vader*, Day Manager *Darth's Underachieving Brother Chad Vader Episode 1 Day Shift Manager Chad Vader Episode 2 Day Shift Manager Chad Vader Episode 3 Night Shift Manager Chad Vader Episode 4 Night Shift Manager(Where Are Your Live Chickens?; A Dog Loose in the Store)
  • Judge Rules in Favor of NJ Second-Grader - School Can't Censor Future Christian Songs in Talent Show

    12/12/2006 4:43:07 PM PST · by GretchenM · 42 replies · 1,451+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 12, 2006 | News Staff/AH
    "The effect of this court decision is that it permanently prohibits this school from discriminating against religious speech within the context of its school talent shows. Today's ruling is a tremendous victory for religious liberty and free speech, especially for students." ... a second-grader in the Frenchtown Elementary school in NJ had been banned from performing the song Awesome God (made famous by the late Rich Mullins), not only for its religious genre, but also because of its "proselytizing nature." This week however, a federal court issued a ruling preventing the school from censoring any future religious songs performed by...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12.12.06

    12/12/2006 4:02:37 PM PST · by GretchenM · 205 replies · 2,804+ views, ^ | Tuesday December 12, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush had breakfast with Bob Gates, who will be sworn in Monday as the new Secretary of Defense. He met with Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi in the Oval. Also in the meeting were Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, Stephen Hadley, and White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten. He participated in a video teleconference, that included Donald Rumsfeld, with combatant commanders and the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. At the State Department, Secretary of State Rice met with Iraq Vice President Tariq Ahmed Baker Al-Hashimi, and also met with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12.5.06

    12/05/2006 5:15:55 PM PST · by GretchenM · 178 replies · 2,635+ views, ^ | Tuesday December 5, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush met with Robert Gates, his nominee to replace Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, before Gates headed to the Senate for his confirmation hearing. View brief webcast of Bush and Gates at WH today. The Senate Armed Services Committee voted unanimously (21-0) to send Gates's nomination to the full Senate; a vote is expected Wednesday. Bush had lunch with James Baker. The much-leaked Iraqi study group report is scheduled for a full public release tomorrow. The leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, met with VP Cheney. Tony Snow said today, "... as...
  • Who Gives More: "Red" States or "Blue" States? (Washington State GOP Email)

    12/01/2006 5:08:51 PM PST · by GretchenM · 45 replies · 798+ views
    Washington State Republican Party ^ | December 1, 2006 | Diane Tebelius, Chair, Washington St. Republican Party
    According to Arthur Brooks, author of Who Really Cares, there are many myths surrounding which Americans give to charity and why they give. In comparing the red Republican states versus the blue Democrat states, it is the red states hands-down that come out on top as having the most generous givers. In fact, 24 out of the top 25 states for charitable givers are red states. Another interesting comparison of charitable giving is the difference between people that identify themselves as "conservative" compared to those individuals that identify themselves as "liberal." Again, it is the conservatives that gave 30 percent...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush Overseas (NATO; photos): 11.28.06

    11/28/2006 5:17:10 PM PST · by GretchenM · 334 replies · 3,499+ views, ^ | Tuesday November 28, 2006 | GretchenM
    Stopping first in Estonia, the president then traveled to Riga, Latvia for the NATO summit today and tomorrow. Secretary of State Rice and National Security Advisor Hadley are with him. Bush plans to travel to Jordan later in the week for a summit with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Maliki fired 3,000 government employees for militia ties. This is an effort to deal with political leaders to disarm the militias. Coalition officials are supporting that effort. Oversight board briefed on NSA surveillance: Some impressed by 'how careful' the government is.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11.21.06

    11/21/2006 3:51:15 PM PST · by GretchenM · 196 replies · 3,043+ views,, ^ | Tuesday November 21, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president and first lady stopped overnight in Honolulu -- and, of course, they met with the troops at Hickam Air Force Base -- on their way home from the Asian Pacific Economic Council meeting. He was briefed by the US Pacific Command while there. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld met with Afghanistan Minister of Defense General Abdul Rahim Wardak at the Pentagon. Setting the Record Straight: Comparing the Coverage: London Vs. Washington Reporting on Prime Minister Blair's Remarks on the Middle East, particularly Iran and Syria. This link provides a link to the full text of PM Blair's remarks.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11.14.06

    11/14/2006 4:37:47 PM PST · by GretchenM · 254 replies · 3,750+ views, ^ | Tuesday November 14, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president, vice president, and some Cabinet members met with CEOs of US auto manufacturers. Video and text here. He also met with Senator Mel Martinez, R-FL, who was recently named to be the new head of the Republican National Committee. Stocks rallied, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average hit a record high today. The S&P ended at its highest point since November 2000. Oil and gold prices slipped. The NASDAQ ended at its highest point since February 2001.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11.9.06

    11/09/2006 4:32:14 PM PST · by GretchenM · 546 replies · 5,727+ views, ^ | Thursday November 9, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush welcomed Mexico's President-elect, Felipe Calderon, to the White House. He honored the 2006 National Humanities Medal and the 2006 National Medal of Arts recipients in the Oval. After breakfasting with the GOP leadership of Congress, and meeting with his cabinet, Bush, with his Cabinet behind him, addressed the press in the Rose Garden. Showing the quality of statesmanship needed at such a time, he met with Congr. Pelosi and Congr. Hoyer in the Oval. The National Review and Reuters are reporting that the WH sent (recess appointment) UN Ambassador John Bolton's nomination to the US Senate, for a...
  • Initiative 933 Property Rights -- Facts for Washington State Voters

    11/03/2006 7:38:50 PM PST · by GretchenM · 25 replies · 984+ views
    Washington State Republican Party Email ^ | November 3, 2006 | Diane Tebelius, Chairman WSRP
    YouTube View ad Passing I-933 on November 7 will determine whether or not Washington state private property rights are protected and the state's government is held accountable for the regulations imposed on individuals who own property - any property, private property. • I-933 will make the government more accountable to its citizens: • (Be sure to see the ad, linked at top of paragraph) Government must tell citizens "why" we need new regulations. Government must identify the properties they want to regulate. Government must identify how much damage they will cause to the use and value of private property. Government...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10.31.06

    10/31/2006 3:55:24 PM PST · by GretchenM · 429 replies · 4,388+ views, ^ | Tuesday October 31, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president's special envoy to Sudan, Andrew Natsios, briefed the president and the Secretary of State at the White House. Bush made remarks on Sudan and North Korea. He was interviewed for "regional television media," and went to Perry, GA, in the late afternoon for a campaign rally. Laura Bush put her shoulder to the campaign wheel in Tennessee and North Carolina. The Chinese, after negotiations with North Korea, announced that the North Koreans have agreed to return to six-party talks regarding North Korea's nuclear ambitions. This is in accordance with President Bush's strategy.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10.27.06

    10/27/2006 5:00:44 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 672 replies · 5,373+ views, ^ | Friday October 27, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush welcomed NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to the White House. Vice President Cheney traveled to the Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, NC, and attended a fundraiser in NC. Further travel took him to Whiteman Air Force Base, MO. He greeted troops at both Air Force bases and toured Whiteman. Secretary of State Rice met with Mr. Scheffer (say: Skeffer) at the State Department. CNN's Wolf Blitzer attempted and failed to ambush Dr. Lynne Cheney today, who agreed to be interviewed so she could talk about her Our Fifty States: A Family Adventure across America. A second FR...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10.24.06

    10/24/2006 4:18:32 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 301 replies · 4,609+ views, ^ | Tuesday October 24, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush discussed the economy and small businesses in Florida. Economic growth continues with 51,000 new jobs created in September. There have been over 6.6 million new jobs created since August of 2003, and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent. Click for more information on the US's strong economy.. He helped raise campaign monies and visited Gyrocam Systems in Sarasota, FL, highlighting technology to help soldiers fight the war on terrorism. The Secretary of State met with Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt at the State Department, and also with Portugal's Foreign Minister Luis Amado. Laura Bush was given the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10.20.06

    10/20/2006 4:30:04 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 228 replies · 3,265+ views, ^ | Friday October 20, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president met with organizations supporting our military (in Iraq and Afghanistan), participated in a roundtable discussion on Medicare at the Department of Health and Human Services in D.C., and attended a fundraiser, the National Republican Senatorial Committee Reception. Thanks to DrDeb for the heads up: Remarks by the President at a National Senatorial Committee Reception; C-SPAN plans to re-broadcast this speech at 7:11 PM EDT. Our vice president, the genial and highly estimable patriot Dick Cheney, spoke to the troops at a rally for the Indiana Air and Army National Guard at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Indiana. Secretary of...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10.17.06

    10/17/2006 4:01:06 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 207 replies · 2,754+ views, ^ | Tuesday October 17, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 that Congress passed, following a US Supreme Court decision. The president attended a swearing-in ceremony for Mary Peters, the new Secretary of Transportation; click for full story, and welcomed Croatia's Prime Minister Ivo Sanader to the White House. He and PM Sanader discussed cooperation in the War on Terror, stability in Southeast Europe, and U.S. support for Croatia's NATO and European Union aspirations. Bush met briefly with the new U.N. Secretary General-designate Ban Ki-moon, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea. Click here for Tony Snow's press briefing today, with...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10.13.06

    10/13/2006 3:15:15 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 398 replies · 3,815+ views, ^ | Friday October 13, 2006 | GretchenM (and snugs) for MJY1288
    Our president met with the President's Management Council. Fact Sheet: The President's Management Agenda: Making Government More Effective He signed the SAFE Port Act in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. He met with members of the 57th Bomb Wing from World War II, and with members of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, an air demonstration squadron. Another bill signing today: Bush signed S-3728 into law, the North Korea Nonproliferation Act of 2006. And the Dow-Jones Industrial Average rose to another record close today to mark the third straight week of triple-digit increases in the blue chip index. The final...
  • "Facing the Giants" Does Miraculously at Box Office

    10/10/2006 3:24:23 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 29 replies · 1,822+ views
    Breaking Christian News ^ | October 10, 2006 | Peter Whoriskey
    "We didn't make this movie to make money. We want people to walk out of the theater and desire a closer walk with God." Three years ago, the folks at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, believed God wanted them to make a movie. Now, says a report in the Washington Post, the low budget film funded by church donations, Facing the Giants, is playing at more than 400 theaters around the country. According to the report, the movie -- whose female lead is a homemaker and male lead is an associate pastor, both with no acting experience-- has...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10.10.06

    10/10/2006 2:50:36 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 158 replies · 2,884+ views, ^ | Tuesday October 10, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush held a panel on school safety, in the wake of recent school shootings (murders) in US public schools. He met with Peru's president, Alan Garcia, in the Oval, and flew to Macon, GA, for a fundraiser.
  • Top 10 Scariest Cars

    10/08/2006 5:20:54 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 390 replies · 10,858+ views ^ | October 8, 2006 | Tom and Ray Magliozzi
    We asked Tom and Ray to give us their Top 10 scariest cars. They came through and were even kind enough to tell us for whom exactly the cars are scary. 1969 Ford Mustang Scary for: Bystanders and other drivers Looks like an early Ford Mustang, right? It is, on the outside anyway. The inside, however, is all Ford Falcon, a pedestrian vehicle if ever there was one. So what, you say? Well, drop a Boss V-8 into a Ford Falcon and what do you get? An overpowered car that doesn't have the shocks, brakes or structural rigidity to turn...
  • Prayer Target: S. Dakota -- Abortion Law on Nov. 7 Ballot ("As S. Dakota Goes, So Goes the Nation")

    10/03/2006 10:06:04 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 23 replies · 847+ views
    Target South Dakota! Dear Prayer Warriors, LIFE is on God’s heart for the nation right now. South Dakota is at the center of the heartbeat. On 2-22-06 South Dakota lawmakers passed the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation – SD HB 1215. It prohibits abortions in the state with only one exception – the life of the mother. Governor Mike Rounds signed it into law on March 6, 2006. However, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, NOW and other liberal organizations have challenged the law. A local pro-abortion group gathered signatures to put Referendum 6 on the November 7th ballot. This referendum...
  • Afghan Pres. Thanks Canadian Soldiers; Canada Pledges To Rebuild Military

    09/24/2006 9:32:24 AM PDT · by GretchenM · 8 replies · 426+ views
    From the Toronto Star / Canadian Press: [PM Harper said] "This government [of Canada] is committed to rebuilding the armed forces of Canada and we are overwhelmed with the support we are getting to do that." Prompted by the wives of two Canadian soldiers, thousands attended a rally on September 22 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to support Canada's troops overseas. During the event, Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged again to rebuild Canada's military. Harper reportedly told a "rambunctious, upbeat audience" that they owe their freedoms to soldiers just like the ones who are fighting terrorism in Afghanistan today. "Let...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9.19.06

    09/19/2006 3:58:11 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 145 replies · 3,016+ views, ^ | Tuesday September 19, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president addressed the UN General Assembly, and spoke directly to the people of many nations. Text and video herePresident Bush, called Pope Benedict's contrition "sincere" regarding the Muslim world's reaction to his speech. He met with President Chirac of France, which is a good thing because Mr. Cheese and Whine has been wandering off the vineyard again ... big time. (As in the ramp-up the the coalition invading Iraq, Chirac $tay$ true to his nation'$ color$? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!) Laura Bush attended a roundtable discussion on the 'Democratic Voice of Burma' (called Myanmar...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9.12.06

    09/12/2006 5:39:24 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 222 replies · 3,182+ views, ^ | Tuesday September 12, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president had no public appearances scheduled for today. The vice president and WH Chief of Staff Josh Bolten went to Capitol Hill for a Republican Policy lunch. The Secretary of State was in Canada to thank our northern neighbors for their help on September 11, 2001, when so many planes were diverted to that country. She also met with French Minister of the Interior Nicholas Sarkozy at the State Department. On other issues, Rice said it is too early to say who might have been behind the attack on our embassy in Syria; and it is possible the US...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9.5.06

    09/05/2006 3:08:34 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 157 replies · 2,137+ views, ^ | Tuesday September 5, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president met with the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in the Oval Office. He gave a speech in Washington, DC, on his national strategy to combat terrorism. Bush nominated Mary Peters, a former Federal Highway administrator, to replace Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta. Our intrepid Secretary of Defense faced the surgeon's knife today, having successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff (left shoulder). Eric Ruff, the Pentagon press secretary, said Rumsfeld's cuff tear was caused by "an old athletic injury." Rumsfeld wrestled in college and is an avid squash player. ohioWfan and I exchanged days...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8.30.06

    08/30/2006 4:19:55 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 168 replies · 2,664+ views,, ^ | Wednesday August 30, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president hit the campaign trail, traveling from Texas to Arkansas to support gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson, then to Loews Vanderbilt Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee (news and video), where he’ll attend a fundraiser for Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Bob Corker. Laura Bush was in Bellevue, WA, to help raise funds for Senate candidate Mike Mike McGavick.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8.23.06

    08/23/2006 4:38:45 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 506 replies · 4,513+ views,; ^ | Wednesday August 23, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president spoke with UN SG Kofi Annan about the international force being assembled for Lebanon; the Iranian regime's statement on its nuclear program; and the need to improve the situation in Darfur. He attended a fundraiser for Senator George Allen, R-VA. President Bush met with Rockey Vaccarella, Louisiana victim of Hurricane Katrina, to discuss rebuilding efforts there.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8.16.06

    08/16/2006 4:09:49 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 104 replies · 2,586+ views, ^ | Wednesday August 16, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president worked on policies at the White House before touring a Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations facility and discussing the economy with H-D employees in York, PA. He was interviewed by USA Today. In the early evening he attended a Lynn Swan for Governor reception. Bush granted pardons to 17 individuals, none of whom are still serving time; per Tony Snow, "... these are largely for people who have served their time and this helps expunge their records." Press Secretary Snow's press briefing text and video. Tony sets the record (politicians and reporters) straight on more than one point.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush: 8.9.06

    08/09/2006 3:14:39 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 190 replies · 3,252+ views ^ | Wednesday August 9, 2006 | GretchenM
    President and Mrs. Bush continue their stay at Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas. Today's activities, per Tony Snow, included: "The President this morning received his briefings from his national security team. He did have a bike ride. He has had a private lunch. I don't know who it's with, because it's none of my business. And he has also been talking on the phones today with the National Security Advisor, the Secretary of State." Text of Tony Snow's press briefing today. It includes a lot of information on a variety of issues, particularly the numerous, serious international events in...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8.2.06

    08/02/2006 3:50:14 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 155 replies · 3,409+ views, ^ | Wednesday August 2, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House. He traveled to Ohio to attend a fundraiser for Ohio Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell. Here are some more details from the doctors' report after W's physical exam yesterday, such as "Doctors treated a small precancerous lesion on his left arm but indicated it was nothing serious. They told him to use sunscreen and wear a hat." He smokes a cigar now and then, drinks coffee and diet sodas and takes a daily multivitamin but does not routinely take any prescription medication.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7.26.06

    07/26/2006 4:42:21 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 383 replies · 4,251+ views, ^ | Wednesday July 26, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki visited with military personnel and their families at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Click the link to read the president's speech text at Ft. Belvoir or watch the video. The two leaders held a joint press conference.) Bush met with recipients of the 2005 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, at the White House. The president attended a private fundraising event for U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, W.Va. Secretary of State Rice is in Rome, discussing the situation in the Middle East (Hezbollah and Israel, etc.). Condoleezza Rice will perform a piano recital...
  • In Appreciation to Our Military

    07/25/2006 2:47:24 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 40 replies · 681+ views
    Email | July 25, 2006 | GretchenM
    The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father's, but he has never collected unemployment either. He's a recent high school graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7.19.06

    07/19/2006 3:22:36 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 369 replies · 4,332+ views, ^ | Wednesday July 19, 2006 | GretchenM
    Defying the will of Congress (remember these votes in November!), President Bush sent a veto message (read the president's message here), that he would not sign HR 810, the "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005." President Bush addressed the situation in Lebanon while meeting with members of Congress in the White House. Secretary of State Rice met at the State Department today: New Zealand's Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peres, and Belgium's Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht. Next week she is scheduled to attend Southeast Asia's top security forum.
  • A Day in the Life of President and Laura Bush (overseas, photos): 7.12.06

    07/12/2006 5:10:50 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 155 replies · 3,575+ views, ^ | Wednesday July 12, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president and first lady departed DC for several days in Germany and Russia. He will meet with Germany's Cancellor Merkel in Germany and then head to the G8 (Group of Eight industrial democracries) summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Secretary of State Rice is in Paris for a "world powers meeting" regarding Iran's nuclear program. The Secretary of Defense is in Iraq.
  • Deadly Sea Snail Venom Take[s] away Pain (1,000 x's stronger than morphine; Non-addicting)

    07/11/2006 3:54:26 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 72 replies · 2,032+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | July 10, 2006 | Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor
    A NEW painkiller based on the venom of a sea snail will be available in Britain from today. Prialt, or ziconotide, is the result of more than 20 years’ research by a scientist born in the Philippines, Baldomera Olivera, who is a professor at the University of Utah. It is 1,000 times more potent than morphine but, unlike that drug, is not addictive. It is aimed at people suffering from severe, chronic pain who would normally require morphine. Given by injection into the fluid around the spine, it is the first non-opioid painkiller using this method of administration to be...
  • A (Birth)Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7.6.06

    07/06/2006 3:52:29 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 450 replies · 6,713+ views, ^ | Thursday July 6, 2006 | GretchenM
    On President Bush's 60th birthday, he met wtih Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the White House and held a joint press conference with him. They discussed a range of bilateral and global issues, and areas with opportunities to deepen bilateral ties and advance a shared global agenda. (With Harper's election, and now an apparent victory for the conservative, Harvard-educated candidate for president in Mexico, things appear to be looking up for North America's political climate.) He also received Iraq's Ambassador to the US, Zalmay Khalilzad, and the 2006 March of Dimes National Ambassador, five-year-old Alexa Ostolaza. Secretary of State...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7.4.06

    07/04/2006 3:18:17 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 380 replies · 8,304+ views, ^ | Tuesday July 4, 2006 | GretchenM
    As we celebrate the 230th birthday of the United States of America, our president joined the ideological, and perhaps biological, descendants of those who fought to give us our freedom by creating this new nation. The president went to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, to speak to and eat with the troops and their families (who gave him a birthday cake). He will return to the White House for a July 4th celebration with family and friends. That will also serve as a birthday party for the President.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6.29.06

    06/29/2006 2:29:45 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 495 replies · 5,984+ views
    President Bush and Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi held a press conference (text and video here) at the White House to discuss the war on terror, defending freedom and democracy, promoting regional security and prosperity in Asia (including North Korea), and enhancing closer cooperation on global economic issues (including Japan now agreeing to open its markets to US beef). This is Koizumi's farewell visit, as he steps down from his position as Prime Minister in September. President and Mrs. Bush will host an official dinner tonight for the Prime Minister. Secretary of State Rice continues her G8 Foreign Minister Summit...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6.27.06

    06/27/2006 3:02:41 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 165 replies · 5,218+ views, ^ | Tuesday June 27, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president jogged at the White House with a soldier who lost both legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq. He met with the 2006 Democracy Award winners. Bush addressed the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in Washington regarding the line item veto he wants Congress to pass. Secretary of State Rice is in Pakistan. (Despite the security escort she has, this is still a dangerous place for her to visit and I applaud her personal courage.).
  • A Day in the Life of President and Mrs. Bush (overseas; photos): 6.21.06

    06/21/2006 4:38:02 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 285 replies · 4,516+ views, ^ | Wednesday June 21, 2006 | GretchenM
    After being in Vienna for the EU-US summit for talks ranging from the Iran nuclear standoff to ways of reducing the West's foreign energy dependence, President and Mrs. Bush arrived in Budapest for a brief visit. The Bush's and SoS Rice listened to the Vienna Boys' Choir, among other cultural activities. President and Mrs. Bush participated in a roundtable with foreign students in Vienna.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6.14.06

    06/14/2006 4:14:48 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 225 replies · 3,793+ views, ^ | Wednesday June 14, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush at his press conference today said, "... one message that I will continue to send to the enemy is ... don't bet on American politics forcing my hand, because it's not going to happen. I'm going to make decisions not based upon politics, but based upon what's best for the United States of America. ... But my voice, what you hear from me, no matter what these polls and all the business look like, is that it's worth it, it is necessary, and we will succeed." On the 57th anniversary of the founding of Flag Day in America,...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6.9.06

    06/09/2006 5:38:25 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 202 replies · 2,835+ views, ^ | Friday June 9, 2006 | GretchenM
    President and Mrs. Bush are at Camp David. President Bush is hosting Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen at Camp David to discuss a range of bilateral and strategic issues, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Darfur; energy, and trade [the US is now the biggest foreign investor in Denmark]. The two men held a joint press conference, and rode bikes afterwards. Bush said today that Iran has "weeks not months" to respond to a U.S.-backed offer aimed at containing Iran's nuclear ambitions and said Tehran needs to suspend uranium enrichment. Welcome to Sanity Island.
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