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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.
  • Terrorist Concerns End Dakar Rally

    01/04/2008 11:25:05 PM PST · by KTM rider · 2 replies · 625+ views
    BBC Sport ^ | Jan 4, 2008 | BBC staff
    The 2008 Dakar Rally has been cancelled because of safety concerns in the African republic of Mauritania. Four French tourists were murdered in Mauritania on 24 December, which led to the French government advising against any travel to the country. Eight of the rally's 15 stages were due to pass through Mauritania. The event's organisers, the Amaury Sport Organisation, said there had been "direct threats against the race issued by terrorist groups". The annual car and motorcycle marathon had been due to start in Lisbon on 5 January with the finish coming in Dakar on 20 January. "Following several consultations...
  • Rice to boost oversight of contractors in Iraq

    10/23/2007 9:27:28 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 5 replies · 147+ views
    Rueters ^ | Oct 10, 2007 | Sue Pleming
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday ordered tougher oversight of private guards in Iraq, including tighter rules on the use of force, following deadly shootings involving U.S. security contractor Blackwater. The State Department said other measures included improved training and clearer rules of engagement, better coordination with the U.S. military as well as cultural sensitivity training for guards and more Arabic speakers. Rice made the move following recommendations by a panel of experts she appointed to look into the work of private security contractors after the September 16 shooting incident in Baghdad that killed at...
  • Federal judge dismisses California global warming lawsuit against automakers

    09/18/2007 10:53:58 AM PDT · by KTM rider · 7 replies · 314+ views
    Jurist legal news ^ | Sept 18 2007 | Jamie Jansen
    JURIST] A federal judge in California dismissed a lawsuit [order, PDF] Monday alleging that vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases [EPA backgrounder] have contributed to global warming constituting a "public nuisance" that has cost the state of California millions of dollars. Judge Martin J. Jenkins of the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] wrote that the case "presents a non-justiciable political question" and said that courts lack jurisdiction to decide injury lawsuits based on global warming, noting that the issue needs to be addressed on a nationwide scale by Congress. Jenkins added that he did not...
  • Court to halt data stream to Mexico

    07/31/2007 1:11:22 AM PDT · by KTM rider · 2 replies · 420+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 7/31/2007 | unlisted
    In response to public outcry, Orange County's Superior Court is halting the processing of traffic tickets in Nogales, Mexico. Court officials on Monday amended the contract with the company that handles the tickets, Cal Coast Data Entry. Beginning Friday, Cal Coast will process all of the court's tickets at its Cerritos and Phoenix locations. The brouhaha erupted last week, when KFI radio's fiery conservative "John & Ken Show" attacked the outsourcing and urged listeners to complain. Hundreds called and e-mailed the court and county supervisors. Uecker said that critics had two primary concerns – security of the personal information once...
  • Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines

    04/25/2007 8:42:56 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 8 replies · 699+ views
    News Max ^ | April 25.2007 | Philip V Brennan
    Convincing evidence that corroborates NewsMax.com's accounts of the Haditha insurgent ambush has compelled the prosecution to take extraordinary steps to bolster their crumbling case. The stunning announcement that all charges are being dropped against Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz, formerly accused of murder in the Haditha incident where 24 Iraqis were killed during an insurgent ambush against the Marines, is indication that the prosecutors have a very weak case against all the defendants, lawyers for the some of the accused say. Crumbling Case "Dela Cruz provided several sworn statements to the government," Mark Zaid said. Zaid is one of the...
  • Carl Rove, Sheryl Crowe "debate" global Warming

    04/22/2007 11:27:26 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 26 replies · 1,886+ views
    AP ^ | 4/22/07 | staff
    WASHINGTON They weren't exactly walking on sunshine at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. The Washington Post reports Sheryl Crow, producer Laurie David and Karl Rove exchanged some heated words about global warming -- an issue of contention between them. Crow and "Inconvenient Truth" producer David walked over to the presidential adviser's table, where David suggested that Rove "take a new look at global warming." David says Rove was rude with her. Rove says David came over to insult him and succeeded. Crow tried to calm things down but was instead drawn into the debate with Rove.
  • Cat Stevens releases first album since embracing Islam in 1970s

    11/14/2006 9:25:00 AM PST · by KTM rider · 36 replies · 1,124+ views
    Yahoo AFP London ^ | Nov 13 2006 | AFP staff
    LONDON (AFP) - Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens before he became a Muslim in the 1970s, has released his first commercial album for nearly three decades -- but reviewers seemed unimpressed. "An Other Cup" went on sale in along with a single, "Heaven/Where True Love Goes", while the album was to be released in the United States on Tuesday. With his telegenic, part-Greek good looks, Stevens scored international hits in the 1960 and 1970s with songs like "Wild World", "Moonshadow" and "My Lady d'Arbanville". But in 1977 he decided to hang up his guitar -- changing...
  • Peace mom Sheehan arrested in Washington

    11/08/2006 9:45:58 PM PST · by KTM rider · 21 replies · 670+ views
    Associated Press/Yahoo ^ | 11-8-06 | Derrill Holly
    WASHINGTON - Activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested Wednesday as she led about 50 protesters to a White House gate Wednesday to deliver anti-war petitions she said were signed by 80,000 Americans. Before she was arrested, she joined the protesters in hailing the outcome of Tuesday's elections and chanting "Stop the War" outside the gate.
  • Number 2 Al Qaeda leader in Iraq Arrested !

    09/03/2006 10:43:34 AM PDT · by KTM rider · 17 replies · 804+ views
    AP ^ | Elena Becatoros
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi and coalition forces have arrested the second most senior figure in al-Qaida in Iraq, Iraq's national security adviser announced on Sunday, saying the group now suffered from a "serious leadership crisis." Hamed Jumaa Farid al-Saeedi, known as Abu Humam or Abu Rana, was captured north of Baghdad a few days ago "along with another group of his aides and followers," Mouwafak al-Rubaie said. He was the second most important al-Qaida in Iraq leader after Abu Ayyub al-Masri, who took over the group after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed by a U.S. air strike north of Baghdad...
  • Hezbolla Using UN Post as Sheild

    07/31/2006 12:41:44 AM PDT · by KTM rider · 7 replies · 764+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | July 27,2006 | Joel Kom
    The words of a Canadian United Nations observer written just days before he was killed in an Israeli bombing of a UN post in Lebanon are evidence Hezbollah was using the post as a "shield" to fire rockets into Israel, says a former UN commander in Bosnia. Those words, written in an e-mail dated just nine days ago, offer a possible explanation as to why the post -- which according to UN officials was clearly marked and known to Israeli forces -- was hit by Israel on Tuesday night, said retired Maj.-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie yesterday. The strike hit the UN...
  • 1st Infantry Div. Bids Farewell to Germany

    07/06/2006 6:48:56 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 1 replies · 280+ views
    WUERZBURG, Germany, July 6, 2006 – The U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, known as the "Big Red One," bid farewell to its host country of Germany at Victory Park on Leighton Barracks here today. The colors of Big Red One are scheduled to be unfurled at Fort Riley, Kan., Aug. 1, and the division will assume command and control of its units now there. Among other duties, the division is slated to take on the mission of training foreign security forces training teams in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Despite numerous deployments to distant countries within the...
  • Kansas City Port Considered Sovereign Mexico Territory

    07/05/2006 12:25:56 AM PDT · by KTM rider · 10 replies · 565+ views
    World Net daily ^ | July 5 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    A Mexican customs facility planned for Kansas City's inland port may have to be considered the sovereign soil of Mexico as part of an effort to lure officials in that country into cooperating with the Missouri development project. Despite adamant denials by Kansas City Area Development Council officials, WND has obtained emails and other documents from top executives with the KCSmartPort project that suggest such a facility would by necessity be considered Mexican territory – despite its presence in the heartland of the U.S.
  • Anti War Protesters Begin Fast

    07/03/2006 8:21:21 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 14 replies · 361+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 3 2006 | Amanda Beck
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 150 protesters sat in front of the White House on Monday to savor their last meal before starting a hunger strike that some said will continue until American troops return from Iraq. The demonstration marking the Independence Day holiday was organized by CodePink, a women's anti-war group that called on volunteers to abstain from eating for 24 hours from midnight on Monday. Some protesters said their fast would continue beyond July 4th. Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said she would drink only water throughout the summer, which she said she would...
  • Military Casket Found In Ariz. Desert; Body Missing

    06/26/2006 9:10:29 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 14 replies · 1,124+ views
    AP ^ | June 26,2006 | AP
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- An empty casket with a military seal was discovered in a desert area south of Tucson, and sheriff's deputies were looking for the body. "Obviously it had the smell, and there was other evidence that it had been inhabited recently," Deputy Dawn Barkman said Sunday. Forensic investigators took DNA samples, and a nationwide alert was issued in hopes of finding out who was the recently-used casket, Barkman said. Deputies were called to a desert area near Interstate 10 around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after two people playing paintball found the casket, Barkman said. The casket was metallic silver...