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  • State Senate Gun Control Advocate Charged with Gunrunning

    03/29/2014 1:35:07 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 16 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Saturday Mar 29, 2014 1:14 PM P | Marisa Lagos, Henry K. Lee and Bob Egelko
    State Sen. Leland Yee, an outspoken advocate of gun control and open government, was arrested Wednesday on charges that he conspired to traffic in firearms and traded favors in Sacramento for bribes - campaign cash paid by men who turned out to be undercover FBI agents.
  • Court ruling overturns Net Neutrality, threatens online access, experts warn

    01/14/2014 11:12:55 PM PST · by KTM rider · 47 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published January 14, 2014 | Fox News Staff
    Thanks for watching that YouTube video! That will be 50 cents, please. Sound unrealistic? It's actually a distinct possibility, after a Federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an FCC ruling meant to prevent an Internet service provider -- the company you pay for online access -- from prioritizing some website traffic over others. And because that rule was wiped off the books, those ISPs are suddenly able to do just that. With service providers suddenly able to charge based on the type of content you watch or the sites you visit, it's easy to imagine a system like that...
  • Egyptian Press Confirms Washington Infiltrated By Islamists

    01/09/2013 6:02:08 PM PST · by KTM rider · 26 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1/9/2013 06:54 PM ET | Paul Sperry
    The radical Muslim Brotherhood doesn't just threaten Israel and Mideast peace. According to the Egyptian press, several of its operatives have infiltrated the U.S. government and are influencing policy here. The respected Egyptian magazine Rose al-Youssef has identified at least six Brotherhood-tied agents of influence who have worked into positions inside the Obama administration. Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/010913-640022-infiltration-by-muslim-brotherhood-worse-than-thought.htm#ixzz2HX8Z9vEY
  • Obama quietly signs abortion order

    03/24/2010 3:38:46 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 92 replies · 3,324+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/24/2010 | AP staff
    20 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Anything but jubilant, President Barack Obama awkwardly kept a promise Wednesday he made to ensure passage of historic health care legislation, pledging the administration would not allow federal funds to pay for elective abortions covered by private insurance. Unlike Tuesday, when a beaming Obama signed the health care law in a nationally televised ceremony interrupted repeatedly by applause, the White House refused to permit coverage of the event. It occurred in the Oval Office in the presence of a small group of anti-abortion Democratic lawmakers who had extracted the commitment over the weekend. The president...
  • Pelosi says Obama has the votes to pass health reform

    02/28/2010 12:34:12 PM PST · by KTM rider · 66 replies · 2,225+ views
    AFP Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 28, 2010 | AFP staff
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama has the votes in the House of Representatives to force his flagship reform of US healthcare through without Republican support, House speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday. Pelosi, in an interview with ABC television's "This Week" program, said Democrats would succeed in passing a bill despite concerted Republican efforts to derail Obama's top domestic priority ahead of crucial mid-term elections. "We're here to do the job for the American people -- to get them results that gives them not only health security, but economic security, because the health issue is an economic issue for America's...
  • 'Edge of Darkness' movie review: Mel is back with a vengeance ( see Lurch & Peloosie get slammed)

    02/14/2010 11:30:10 AM PST · by KTM rider · 29 replies · 1,288+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | January 28, 2010 | Stephen Whitty
    He’s a family man who lives apart from his family, a naturally amiable fellow who secretly suspects conspiracies, a volatile character who often seems on the thin edge between rage and raucous laughter. It’s a character Mel Gibson has played perfectly since his earliest movie stardom. But was there a point when it began to play him? When “Mad Max” started becoming Mad Mel?
  • FREEP THIS ! Dump Harry Reid !

    08/25/2009 5:32:10 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 29 replies · 1,167+ views
    Town Hall Blog ^ | 9/25/09 | Hugh hewitt
    In the last hour of Monday's show, I suggested that opponents of Obamacare could make their voices really be heard by a key player --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid-- if they sent $10 to Danny Tarkanian, Reid's only declared opponent in the 2010 election, and then e-mailed Senator Reid that they had done so because of his support for Obamacare and would continue to send more contributions to Tarkanian if Senator Reid continues to support the radical overhaul of American medicine. Danny Tarkanian is the only declared opponent of Senator Reid in next November's election, and you can contribute online...
  • Standoff at Federal Building; person accused of White House threats

    08/13/2009 6:57:52 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 25 replies · 1,935+ views
    daily Breeze.com ^ | 8/13/09 | news services
    LOS ANGELES (CNS)- A person possibly suspected of threatening the White House led police on a chase from Westchester to West Los Angeles today then holed up inside a car near the Westwood federal building, prompting a standoff that forced the evacuation of a nearby apartment building. Citing an anonymous law enforcement official, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site that the person was wanted for questioning by federal authorities for allegedly making an unspecified threat against the White House. Broadcast reports also indicated that the person may have been wanted on a misdemeanor warrant.
  • House of Representatives pays tribute to Michael Jackson with a moment of silence

    07/07/2009 5:07:49 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 79 replies · 2,057+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives paused for a moment of silence Friday to mark entertainer Michael Jackson's death. Lawmakers briefly interrupted a debate on a global warming bill to stand in silence and honor the "King of Pop." Rep. Diane Watson of California rose during the debate to suggest the House "pay tribute to the culture that he has left behind, his legacy." Watson said the lawmakers send their condolences to Jackson's family, friends and his fans worldwide. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois said the singer changed the world and he wants to "thank God for letting all...
  • Palin returns to work, defends decision to resign

    07/07/2009 4:38:38 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 30 replies · 990+ views
    yahoo / AP ^ | july 07 2009 | DAN JOLING
    ---------------snip----------------- In an interview with The Associated Press, Palin defended her decision to step down after a year in which she has been bombarded with a series of ethics complaints that have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to investigate. "You would be amazed at how much time and resource my staff and I, the Department of Law especially, spend on this every day," she said. "It is a waste. We are spending these millions of dollars not on teachers and troopers and roads or fish research and other things that are needed in Alaska." Palin stunned the political world...
  • Obama sweeps Egypt

    06/04/2009 5:13:03 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 11 replies · 704+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | Fri., June 05, 2009 | By Avi Issacharoff
    Obama opened with the greeting "salaam aleikum" in Arabic and immediately received a storm of applause. He spoke at length about the glories of Islam since the dawn of its history, relieving Muslims' concerns about America's attitude toward them. "I've come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims," he said. "As the Holy Koran tells us ... 'speak always the truth.' That is what I will try to do." After praising Islam and attacking al-Qaida, he moved on to the most charged issue as far as his audience was concerned - the Palestinians. He spoke...
  • Mapping the Stimulus Money

    04/23/2009 1:14:08 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 6 replies · 539+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 12, 2009 | By Mike Dorning | Tribune staff reporter
    The struggling U.S. economy is getting a $787 billion shot in the arm from a stimulus package designed to keep people working and money flowing. In the Chicago area, we're likely to see the effects of the plan when we maneuver past roadwork and when we look at our paychecks. Two months after President Barack Obama signed the stimulus bill, the package is beginning to take shape. More than $50 billion in grants and projects have been approved, said a White House official who declined to be identified.
  • WND reports: Scalia: You need 4 votes for Obama eligibility case

    03/11/2009 5:10:54 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 156 replies · 5,763+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 10, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A lawyer lobbying the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of Barack Obama's qualifications to be president says a key conservative justice has hinted that another conservative justice has been voting against hearing the dispute.
  • Thousands of Federales Hit Juarez

    03/03/2009 4:37:06 PM PST · by KTM rider · 27 replies · 966+ views
    Mail Foriegn Service ^ | March, 3, 2009 | staff
    Armed to the hilt, they came from land and air, determined to restore order to Mexico's most violent city. Nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers and armed federal police poured into the border town of Ciudad Juarez last weekend. The city - just across from El Paso in Texas - has been ravaged by drug gangs. Just this month 250 people were killed there by hitmen fighting for lucrative smuggling routes.
  • Riverside cement plant cited twice more over levels of dust from its property

    05/08/2008 11:26:37 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 4 replies · 125+ views
    Press Enterprise ^ | Saturday, April 26, 2008 | DAVID DANELSKI
    Regional air pollution regulators have again cited TXI Riverside Cement for allowing plumes of potentially harmful dust to escape its century-old plant north of Riverside. "Riverside Cement will continue to get notices of violations until they solve their dust problem," Sam Atwood, spokesman for South Coast Air Quality Management District, said Saturday. A recent air district investigation found that dust from the plant contains hexavalent chromium, a cancer-causing substance that is a byproduct of cement-making. The plant, located just south of the border between Riverside and San Bernardino counties, was cited for producing dust clouds longer than 100 feet and...
  • Absolut vodka pulls ad showing California in Mexico

    04/09/2008 9:08:12 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 25 replies · 167+ views
    Reuters/ yahoo ^ | Mon Apr 7, | Noel Randewich
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The distillers of Sweden's Absolut vodka have withdrawn an advertisement run in Mexico that angered many U.S. citizens by idealizing an early 19th century map showing chunks of the United States as Mexican. The billboard ad has the slogan "In an Absolut World" slapped over a pre-1848 map showing California, Arizona and other U.S. states as Mexican territory. Those states were carved out of what had been Mexican lands until that year. Although it was not shown in the United States, U.S. media outlets picked up on the ad, and after a barrage of complaints, Absolut's...
  • Truckers ‘going broke’ and threatening to strike

    03/27/2008 7:40:11 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 107 replies · 2,114+ views
    Quad City Times ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2008 | Barb Ickes
    What started as a small, online grassroots effort now appears to have the potential for something bigger. Dan Little, the owner/operator of a livestock hauling company in Carrollton, Mo., estimated Tuesday that at least 1,000 other truckers from across the United States have committed so far to joining him in a strike on April 1. At issue is the rising cost of diesel fuel, which has reached or exceeded $4 per gallon in at least 17 states. But Little does not expect his strike to bring down the per-gallon price of gas, nor does he expect to have any effect...
  • Berkeley "WANTS" to rescind anti marines

    02/05/2008 3:06:29 PM PST · by KTM rider · 23 replies · 104+ views
    Mercury News San Jose ^ | 2/5/08 | Doug Oakley
    Under the weight of a national uproar, two Berkeley City Council members want to rescind an official statement that the U.S. Marines and their recruiting station are "uninvited and unwelcome intruders." Betty Olds and Laurie Capitelli, however, did not move to rescind three other items the council passed last week: giving the protest group Code Pink a free weekly parking space and sound permit; calling on residents to impede the work of any military recruiting station in the city; and asking the city attorney to investigate whether the Marines violate city laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. The item...
  • Berkeley council tells Marines to leave

    02/01/2008 5:41:49 PM PST · by KTM rider · 64 replies · 586+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 01/30/2008 | Doug
    Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go. That's the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 6-3 Tuesday night to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders." In addition, the council voted to explore enforcing its law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation against the Marines because of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. And it officially encouraged the women's peace group Code Pink to impede the work of the...
  • Bush Voices Support For Abortion Opponents At March For Life

    01/22/2008 6:55:45 PM PST · by KTM rider · 30 replies · 12,667+ views
    channel 4 local DC news ^ | January 22, 2008 | staff
    WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush voiced support for abortion opponents attending this year's March for Life rally in Washington. Tens of thousands of abortion protesters gathered on the National Mall on Tuesday for the annual event. In remarks being broadcast to demonstrators, Bush said biology confirms that from the start, each unborn child is a separate individual with his or her own genetic code.