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  • A look at economic developments around the globe (Socialist Hollande's slogan - "change now")

    05/07/2012 4:00:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/12
    A look at economic developments around the globeBy The Associated Press – 1 hr 35 mins ago A look at economic developments and activity in major stock markets around the world Monday: ___ PARIS — The day after Francois Hollande rode to power in France on a slogan of "change now," the conversation in Europe is already different: Austerity has become a dirty word. **SNIP** MADRID — Spain's prime minister said the government will likely present important bank clean-up measures this week to clear up doubts about the solvency of the sector, a key source of worry over whether Spain...
  • Five (Occupy leaders) suspected in Ohio bombing attempt plead not guilty

    05/07/2012 3:22:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/12 | Kim Palmer
    Five suspected in Ohio bombing attempt plead not guiltyBy Kim Palmer | Reuters – 1 hr 18 mins ago CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Five men charged with trying to blow up a four-lane highway south of Cleveland pleaded not guilty on Monday in a federal court crowded with their supporters. The five, Douglas Wright, Brandon Baxter, Anthony Hayne, Connor Stevens and Joshua Stafford, were arrested last Tuesday after allegedly paying an undercover FBI agent $900 for what they believed to be bombs, but were actually fakes. The men, ranging in age from 20 to 37, had attempted to use the fake...
  • Hill Poll: Voters split, independents say bin Laden death politicized

    05/07/2012 2:50:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/07/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Hill Poll: Voters split, independents say bin Laden death politicizedBy Julian Pecquet - 05/07/12 05:00 AM ET Just about as many likely voters think President Obama over-politicized the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death as believe he handled it just right, according to a new poll for The Hill. Forty-five percent of likely voters think Obama over-politicized the anniversary, including 65 percent of Republicans. But 46 percent of likely voters asserted that Obama’s approach was “about right,” including 74 percent of Democrats. Independents however, said by a 52 percent to 36 percent margin that the anniversary was politicized. Republicans have...
  • Stock futures hit after European elections

    05/06/2012 6:29:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/06/12
    Stock futures hit after European electionsReuters – 1 hr 29 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures fell after Greek voters trounced ruling parties in elections on Sunday, a result that put the country's future in the euro zone at risk, and as Socialist candidate Francois Hollande won the French presidency. S&P 500 futures were down 12.3 points at 1,350.20 at 7:35 p.m. EDT (2335 GMT), suggesting a fall of about 1 percent when the U.S. stock market opens on Monday.
  • France chooses a new president during tough times (Socialist Francois Hollande?)

    05/06/2012 9:00:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/06/12 | GREG KELLER
    France chooses a new president during tough timesBy GREG KELLER | Associated Press – 4 mins 30 secs ago PARIS (AP) — France voted in a presidential run-off election on Sunday that could see Socialist challenger Francois Hollande defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy by capitalizing on public anger over the government's austerity policies. The election outcome will impact efforts to fight France's debt crisis, how long the nation's troops stay in Afghanistan and how France exercises its military and diplomatic muscle around the world. Hollande voted in his electoral fief of Tulle, in central France. Live television coverage showed the 57-year-old...
  • Bill Clinton records robocall opposing NC anti-gay (pro-family) marriage amendment

    05/06/2012 8:18:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/06/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Bill Clinton records robocall opposing NC anti-gay marriage amendmentBy Meghashyam Mali - 05/06/12 08:02 AM ET Former President Bill Clinton recorded a new robocall urging North Carolina voters to reject a proposed state constitutional amendment which would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The call will be pushed to voters beginning Monday, the Raleigh News & Observer first reported. "I’m calling to urge you to vote against Amendment 1 on Tuesday May 8. If it passes, it won’t change North Carolina’s law on marriage. What it will change is North Carolina’s ability to keep good...
  • Al-Qaida magazine urges terrorists to set wildfires in Montana

    05/06/2012 4:57:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 5/04/12 | GWEN FLORIO
    Al-Qaida magazine urges terrorists to set wildfires in MontanaMay 04, 2012 5:53 am • By GWEN FLORIO Terrorists who want to strike fear in the hearts of Americans would do well to set wildfires in Montana, al-Qaida advises in the most recent issue of its English-language magazine, Inspire. “It is difficult to choose a better place other than in the valleys of Montana where the population increases rapidly,” Inspire’s “AQ Chef” columnist writes. The magazine disappeared for a while after its founders, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, were killed last year in a U.S. missile strike. But it recently reappeared...
  • Obama pleads at rally: ‘I’m asking you to keep believing in me’

    05/05/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/05/12 | Olivier Knox
    Obama pleads at rally: ‘I’m asking you to keep believing in me’By Olivier Knox | The Ticket – 4 hrs ago Fighting to recapture the magic of his history-making 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama on Saturday laid out his fullest-yet case for reelection, pleading with struggling Americans to "keep believing in me" and hitting out at presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. "If people ask you what this campaign is about, you tell them 'it's still about hope.' You tell them 'it's still about change,'" he told a cheering mass of supporters at Ohio State University in Columbus, six months and...
  • Wisconsin Democratic debate focuses on attacking governor ("This state has been at war")

    05/05/2012 4:37:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/05/12 | Brendan O'Brien
    Wisconsin Democratic debate focuses on attacking governorBy Brendan O'Brien | Reuters – 19 hrs ago MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Democratic candidates vying for a shot at ousting Governor Scott Walker from office in a June recall election aimed their attacks at the Republican incumbent rather than each other during a debate on Friday. "This state has been at war for the last 16 months," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the frontrunner in the primary to select a Democratic candidate to oppose Walker. "I will end the civil war in the state of Wisconsin," said Barrett. "I will restore trust in the...
  • (Cheating) APS teacher ready to fight for her job

    05/05/2012 4:14:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 5/04/12 | Jaime Sarrio
    APS teacher ready to fight for her jobBy Jaime Sarrio The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6:31 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 An Atlanta teacher accused of cheating says she's ready to defend herself against claims she changed student answers. Camille Neely was a third-grade teacher at Gideons Elementary, where a special state investigation claims widespread cheating took place in 2009 and other years. Atlanta Public Schools is trying to fire Neely for allegedly changing answers on state exams and lying about her involvement to special investigators. **SNIP** Atlanta Public Schools is in the process of holding termination hearings to get some 90...
  • William Jefferson (11-time RAT FELON-La) settles in to federal prison in Beaumont, Texas

    05/05/2012 3:14:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NOLA ^ | 5/05/12 | Bruce Alpert
    William Jefferson settles in to federal prison in Beaumont, TexasBy Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune Published: Saturday, May 05, 2012, 9:00 AM Former Democratic Rep. William Jefferson reported Friday to the low-security federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, to begin serving a 13-year sentence, the longest ever for a congressional member. Jefferson, 65, arrived about 40 minutes ahead of the noon deadline set by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III who presided over Jefferson's 2009 trial for corruption and bribery. **SNIP** His downfall began when a disgruntled investor went to the FBI in 2005, expressing concerns that she was being defrauded...
  • Think tank compares belief in global warming to Charles Manson, Osama Bin Laden, others

    05/05/2012 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/04/12 | Caroline May
    Think tank compares belief in global warming to Charles Manson, Osama Bin Laden, othersBy Caroline May | The Daily Caller – Fri, May 4, 2012 A free market think tank is taking its beef with climate change alarmists to the Chicago skies. The Heartland Institute has announced a billboard campaign highlighting the unsavory characters who “still believe in global warming,” including “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, mass murderer Charles Manson and dictator Fidel Castro. According to Heartland, terrorist Osama bin Laden and Discovery Channel hostage taker James J. Lee may also occupy a climate change billboard in the near future. “These rogues...
  • California Democrat (Pete Stark) confuses Solyndra with electric car company

    05/05/2012 10:58:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/05/12 | Daniel Strauss
    California Democrat confuses Solyndra with electric car companyBy Daniel Strauss - 05/05/12 12:37 PM ET Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) confused failed solar energy firm Solyndra with the electric car company Tesla. "I wish I had enough expense allowance to get one of those new S's that Solyndra's going to make down there - the electric car," Stark said in a Saturday report by the San Francisco Chronicle, after being asked about the defunct solar energy company. "They run $60,000 to $90,000." Solyndra fell under scrutiny after failing despite recieving a guaranteed $535 million low-interest loan from the Obama administration. House...
  • RNC might block entire Nevada delegation over Ron Paul delegate mischief

    05/04/2012 3:07:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/12 | Justin Sink
    RNC might block entire Nevada delegation over Ron Paul delegate mischiefBy Justin Sink - 05/03/12 08:53 AM ET The Republican National Committee is warning the Nevada GOP that if supporters of Ron Paul are allowed to take too many slots for the national convention, the party may opt against seating the state's entire delegation. "I believe it is highly likely that any committee with jurisdiction over the matter would find improper any change to the election, selection, allocation, or binding of delegates, thus jeopardizing the seating of Nevada’s entire delegation to the National Convention," said John R. Phillippe Jr., the...
  • GOP voters want Santorum, Rubio for VP

    05/04/2012 2:56:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/12 | Jonathan Easley
    GOP voters want Santorum, Rubio for VPBy Jonathan Easley - 05/03/12 04:32 PM ET Republican voters would like to see Rick Santorum or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) standing at Mitt Romney's side this fall, a new poll found. A Reuters-Ipsos poll released Thursday found Santorum and Rubio are the top choices among Republican voters to be Romney’s running mate. Republican voters were presented with a list of 19 names, and a plurality, 18 percent, said Rick Santorum would be the best candidate to fill out the GOP ticket, while 17 percent went for Rubio. Rubio was by far the most...
  • Feingold rips Pelosi for willingness to consider entitlement cuts

    05/04/2012 2:52:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/12 | Russell Berman
    Feingold rips Pelosi for willingness to consider entitlement cutsBy Russell Berman - 05/03/12 04:24 PM ET A liberal stalwart is making a surprise attack on Nancy Pelosi, accusing the House minority leader of signaling “a disturbing potential willingness” to slash entitlement programs that Democrats consider sacred. Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) on Thursday sent out an email through his Progressives United advocacy group criticizing Pelosi for saying she would support the Simpson-Bowles deficit plan, which called for using cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to close the nation’s budget gap. “Recently, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has signaled a...
  • Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raids (Hussein's fault!)

    05/03/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/03/12 | Steven Nelson
    Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raidsBy Steven Nelson | The Daily Caller – 5 hrs ago House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants President Barack Obama to lay off the weed. Reacting to an ongoing crackdown on medical marijuana facilities in California, Pelosi said in a Wednesday statement, “I have strong concerns about the recent actions by the federal government that threaten the safe access of medicinal marijuana to alleviate the suffering of patients in California.” The California Democrat said that medical marijuana is “both a medical and a states’ rights issue.” California legalized the...
  • Jefferson (11-time FELON-New Orleans) ordered to report to federal prison in Beaumont, Texas

    05/03/2012 6:51:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 5/03/12 | Bruce Alpert
    Jefferson ordered to report to federal prison in Beaumont, TexasBy Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 5:29 PM WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, will begin his 13-year prison sentence Friday at the low-security federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, according to two federal law enforcement officials.Judge T.S Ellis III, who revoked Jefferson's $50,000 bail two weeks ago, had given the former nine-term congressman until noon to begin his sentence. Following recommendations from both Jefferson's lawyers and federal prosecutors, Ellis had recommended the former congressman serve his time at a minimum security prison, or prison...
  • 'Crocodile Dundee' star Paul Hogan ends tax battle (only $156 million)

    05/02/2012 4:35:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/01/12
    'Crocodile Dundee' star Paul Hogan ends tax battleAssociated Press – Tue, May 1, 2012 SYDNEY (AP) — "Crocodile Dundee" star Paul Hogan has resolved his seven-year battle with Australian tax authorities over alleged unpaid taxes dating back to his first international hit movie in the 1980s. Hogan and his friend and producer John Cornell said through their lawyer, Andrew Robinson, on Monday that the pair had reached a settlement with tax authorities to resolve more than 150 million Australian dollars ($156 million) in alleged unpaid taxes and penalties.
  • Cement deal for Whitney (Houston's family to encase body & $800K jewelry in concrete)

    05/02/2012 4:03:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/01/12 | DAVID K. LI
    Cement deal for WhitneyBy DAVID K. LI Last Updated: 10:22 AM, May 1, 2012 Here’s one way to cement Whitney Houston’s legacy: The pop diva’s family plans to encase her body in concrete — so that no one is tempted to rob the grave. The is $800,000 in jewels in Houston’s casket, and the singer’s family can’t afford 24-hour security to guard against ghoulish thieves, according to the newspaper The Daily Star. The British tabloid didn’t say when Houston’s family would dig up Whitney’s New Jersey grave and pour the cement.