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  • House Approves Extension of Patriot Act

    12/14/2005 11:57:08 AM PST · by mysterio · 7 replies · 448+ views
    yahoo ^ | 12/14/05 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON - The House easily approved renewing a modified USA Patriot Act on Wednesday, but with the bill facing a Senate filibuster, its Republican leader began talks with the White House on instead extending the current law unchanged for a year. The House voted 251-174 to approve a House-Senate compromise that would modify and make permanent most of the Patriot Act's 16 expiring provisions. But a group of Republican and Democratic senators is lobbying for more time to add additional safeguards on the law. Facing a threatened filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., was talking with White House officials...
  • Bad gear deal makes internet seller an instant celebrity (vanity)

    11/14/2005 9:29:01 AM PST · by mysterio · 14 replies · 2,252+ views
    Pirate 4x4 forums ^ | 11-14-05 | mysterio
    Has anyone else seen this? Ok, background. This kid named Charlie Wenzel tries to sell some gears over the internet for $100. A guy buys the gears, but then Wenzel tries to change the price. This all unfolds on the Pirate 4x4 forums, and the whole board gets involved. They post the guys Social Security number, place of employment, high school pictures, pictures of his parents, personal phone numbers, and satellite photos of his house. It's like watching AYBABTU unfold all over again. The thread was about 68 pages last time I checked it. 400,000 views. The site is almost...
  • Bush Tax Panel Considers Limiting 2 Popular Deductions

    10/11/2005 7:55:22 PM PDT · by mysterio · 73 replies · 1,774+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2005 | DAVID E. ROSENBAUM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 - President Bush's tax advisory commission indicated today that it would not propose replacing the income tax with a national sales tax or a value-added tax but would recommend modifications in the popular tax deductions for mortgage interest and employer-provided health insurance. (Excerpt)
  • Indiana Cigarette Tax Increase Proposed

    02/17/2005 12:11:56 PM PST · by mysterio · 19 replies · 469+ views
    AP ^ | 2/16/2005 | AP
    Governor Mitch Daniels says he'll look at a proposal to increase cigarette taxes as a way to erase the state's deficit and pass a balanced budget. But Daniels says he favors his own tax-and-budget plan and doesn't see a need for a permanent tax increase. Senate President Pro Tem Robert Garton is suggesting the increase saying it could range from 25-to-40-cents per pack. Senate Appropriations Chairman Robert Meeks says he's opposed to it because it would hurt many retailers who sell cigarettes. He says seeking new revenue remains on the table as lawmakers try to draft a balanced budget. Cigarette...
  • Daniels scores locally for tackling problems

    01/19/2005 8:42:31 AM PST · by mysterio · 4 replies · 357+ views
    The Herald Bulletin ^ | January 19, 2005 | MELANIE D. HAYES
    Some of those watching Gov. Mitch Daniels’ State of the State address Tuesday night seem to agree that Daniels did a fine job expressing himself, but they expect some of his proposals to be met with debate and controversy. Daniels’ focal points were the modernization of the government and improving the state’s financial situation, but he remained vague in his plans, said Dr. Doug Nelson, a professor of political science at Anderson University. “His first priority is deal with the budget deficit. It mostly was that and economic recovery in Indiana, which are pretty closely related,” Nelson said. “His plans...
  • Colts closer to taxpayer-funded stadium (my title)

    11/08/2004 3:21:09 PM PST · by mysterio · 12 replies · 505+ views
    WTHR Eyewitness News ^ | November 8, 2004 | Mary Milz
    Indianapolis, Nov. 8 - Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay led fans in a cheer during the midday pep rally. The crowd was pumped about the team's first Monday night showdown in four seasons. Colts fan Matt Fultz considers it "a big deal, because Monday Night, national stage, it's a great time, atmosphere, rally the community." The crowd was also pumped about keeping the Colts in Indianapolis. Irsay, who has remained relatively tightlipped about talks with city officials, told fans the team's future is here. "We're working hard on getting a new home south of the dome. The future is bright....
  • Daniels to push for Daylight Saving Time in Indiana

    11/05/2004 10:29:10 AM PST · by mysterio · 67 replies · 1,330+ views
    11/05/04 | Matthew Tully and Michele McNeil
    Daniels says he'll fight for time change Daylight-saving time would help businesses, governor-elect says. November 5, 2004 Gov.-elect Mitch Daniels wasted no time jumping into one of the state's most politically treacherous issues, promising Thursday to fight to bring daylight-saving time to Indiana. excerpt due to copyright restrictions, follow link below: Article
  • ASHCROFT SEEKS TO EXPAND "PATRIOT" ACT

    02/14/2003 3:35:54 AM PST · by mysterio · 26 replies · 176+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2003 | Fox News
    <p>JOHN GIBSON, HOST: The Patriot Act was passed by Congress in the weeks after the attacks of 9/11. The new law gave federal agencies sweeping new powers to stop terrorism. Now, Attorney General John Ashcroft says more is needed. Details of Patriot Act II just leaked, and already the debate is white hot, critics arguing the new law would be an unnecessary assault on our civil liberties.</p>