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  • Gingrich Beats Media in South Carolina, 54 to 14

    01/22/2012 4:40:58 AM PST · by txlurker · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 01/21/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has defeated the national media in South Carolina by a margin of 54 percent to 14 percent, according to a survey conducted by a Democratic polling firm. The poll, conducted by Raleigh, N.C.-based Public Policy Polling (PPP), interviewed 1,540 likely South Carolina Republican primary voters from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20. It showed that 54 percent of those voters said they had a favorable opinion of Gingrich while 37 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion of him.
  • Video shows bikini brawl in PCB Burger King

    03/24/2011 11:57:33 AM PDT · by txlurker · 139 replies ^ | 3/23/2011 | Unknown
    Panama City Beach -- A cell phone camera captured the action in the Panama City Beach Burger King on Front Beach Road Saturday, as a crowd of tourists nearly rioted at the restaurant.
  • Wisconsin Dem Assemblyman Tells GOP Assemblywoman 'You Are Dead,' Media Mum.

    03/01/2011 6:42:53 AM PST · by txlurker · 25 replies ^ | 03/01/2011 | Noel Sheppard
    A Wisconsin Democrat Assemblyman turned to a Republican Assemblywoman in the middle of a legislative session Friday and said, "You are f--king dead." Despite the following report from the Northwestern at 12:53 PM Monday, no major media outlet other than Fox News has covered this disgusting story: Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, called Rep. Michelle Litjens, R-Winneconne, Monday morning to apologize for his comments that Litjens described as containing an obscenity and the words “you’re dead.” Last week, he accepted responsibility for being issued an ordinance violation for visiting a massage parlor in Appleton that was the subject of a prostitution...
  • Obama's jetset fitness trainer helps shed pounds, adds to global warming.

    02/28/2011 12:30:04 PM PST · by txlurker · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/28/2011 | J.P. Friere
    With a schedule as hectic as President Obama's it must be hard to stick to a training regimen without help -- but why does he insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less? And in a recession? According to Ashley Parker at the New York Times, Obama's fitness czar Cornell McClellan comes out to D.C. every week: Mr. McClellan grew up practicing martial arts, eventually earning a black belt, and as a college student realized that he had a knack for working...
  • SC woman accused of leaving newborn in toilet

    02/08/2011 6:14:48 PM PST · by txlurker · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/08/2011 | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Authorities have arrested a woman they say left the infant she had just delivered in a toilet at a South Carolina sports and concert arena. Police Chief Terri Wilfong says the 25-year-old woman from Easley is a married mother of a 4-year-old. Authorities say Jessica Blackham was arrested on Tuesday night after she came to the Greenville police station accompanied by family members.
  • APD Unit Investigated Over Public Strip Search Claims

    01/28/2011 7:43:31 AM PST · by txlurker · 9 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 1/28/11 | wsbtv
    The Atlanta Police Department has confirmed that it is conducting an internal investigation into inappropriate conduct accusations involving some members of the department’s Red Dog unit. The three officers involved have been placed on administrative duty pending disciplinary decisions. One of the men, who was driving, said members of the Red Dog unit pulled over his vehicle and forced him to pull down his pants on the side of the road in broad daylight, as officers conducted a search for drugs. No drugs were ever found, driver Brian Kidd said.
  • Report: Woman eating pig's feet in bed cuts friend

    09/14/2010 11:41:01 AM PDT · by txlurker · 78 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 09/14/10 | Kimberly Dick
    Rock Hill, S.C. -- A woman who was eating pig’s feet in bed accidentally cut her friend in the arm, police say. The 52-year-old Rock Hill woman told police she accidentally cut a friend in the forearm with a knife around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Both she and the victim, 50, were intoxicated, according to a Rock Hill police report. He had a deep cut to his arm. The report did not state if he was hospitalized. Read more:
  • Mortician Investigated After Body Discovered

    08/25/2010 8:20:34 AM PDT · by txlurker · 26 replies
    Times-News ^ | 8/24/2010 | Rosalee Papandrea
    A Graham funeral home director is being investigated by the state after a decomposing body was found last week in a hearse that was parked under a shade tree for more than a week. David B. Lawson, owner of David B. Lawson Mortuary at 115 E. Harden St., could have his funeral license revoked as a result of the incident. That decision will be up to the N.C. Board of Funeral Service in Raleigh, which is looking into the incident. The Graham Police Department was contacted at about 3 p.m. Friday by David McPherson, who was mowing the grass beside...
  • Cop uses Taser on another in Mass. off-duty spat

    07/15/2010 11:20:11 AM PDT · by txlurker · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/15/2010 | Associated Press
    <p>HAVERHILL, Mass. – Two police officers are facing charges after an off-duty fracas outside a Massachusetts home ended with one officer using a Taser on the other.</p>
  • How the White House Public Relations Campaign on the Oil Spill is Harming the Actual Clean-up

    07/02/2010 7:41:32 AM PDT · by txlurker · 1+ views
    US House of Representatives ^ | July 01, 2010 | US House of Representatives Staff Report
    A View from Ground Zero of the Oil Spill On April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon, which was under contract with British Petroleum (BP) to drill an exploratory well at the Macondo site in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion was swiftly followed by the unrestricted flow of oil and natural gas from the well-head into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It has been 71 days since the accident, and a massive volume of oil continues to spill into the Gulf. As of June 30, 2010, the government estimates that between 40.7 million gallons (969,000...
  • Has US bloodlust at BP gone too far?

    06/10/2010 6:22:32 AM PDT · by txlurker · 235 replies · 676+ views
    Guardian.Co.UK ^ | 06/10/2010 | Andrew Clark
    As each day goes by, the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico becomes more gruesome. Oil-drenched birds and turtles wash up along the shoreline, pristine beaches are polluted by balls of tar and an oily slick laps at Louisiana's ecologically fragile marshland. Understandably, Americans are livid. But has the bloodlust directed at BP gone too far? Egged on by catch-all protest coalitions, a "seize BP" campaign is organising demonstrations in major cities calling on the US government to snatch the British company's US assets. A "boycott BP" action group advocates shunning BP service stations. Placards abound with slogans...
  • Taliban using HIV

    06/09/2010 5:08:11 AM PDT · by txlurker · 22 replies · 52+ views
    The Sun ^ | 6/9/2010 | TOM NEWTON DUNN
    TALIBAN fighters are burying dirty needles with their bombs in a bid to infect British troops with HIV, The Sun can reveal. Hypodermic syringes are hidden below the surface pointing upwards to prick bomb squad experts as they hunt for devices. The heroin needles are feared to be contaminated with hepatitis and HIV. And if the bomb goes off, the needles become deadly flying shrapnel.
  • This Is Not How You're Supposed to Fly Out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

    06/03/2010 10:05:18 AM PDT · by txlurker · 79 replies · 1,824+ views
    Dallas Observer ^ | Jun. 2, 2010 | Robert Wilonsky
    A good Friend of Unfair Park, through a friend of a friend of a friend, just shot us this extraordinary video captured early yesterday morning at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Took place at the north toll plaza, which served as a launching ramp for one drunk driver trying to exit the airport in a hurry. DFW spokesman David Magana confirms: "The driver was, as you might guess, suspected of inebriation and investigated for such and arrested for such."
  • 'Horrendous' Scene: 3 Kids, Woman Slain In Home

    04/14/2010 5:36:50 PM PDT · by txlurker · 25 replies · 1,018+ views
    CBS ^ | 4/14/10 | Susan Carlson, Dana Kozlov, Suzanne Le Mignot and Web Producer Adam Harrington contributed to this r
    Neighbors are in shock after a shooting rampage in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood left a woman and three children dead overnight. Two others were hospitalized. Chicago Police picked up the suspect on foot without incident a few miles away at 59th Street and Racine Avenue. A weapon was recovered from a car nearby. Family members said the suspect was visiting from Madison, Wis. The big question is what made him open fire on his whole family. "He just went crazy. He shot everybody in the house," said Ella Smith, an aunt of one of the victims. She says while her...
  • RNC Asks Member to Return $2,000 Reimbursed for Visit to Bondage Club

    03/29/2010 11:56:57 AM PDT · by txlurker · 38 replies · 1,564+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2010 | Fox News
    The Republican National Committee is asking one of its members to return nearly $2,000 that the member was reimbursed for a night out at a lesbian-themed bondage club. Doug Heye, a spokesman for the RNC, issued a statement Monday after two news agencies reported that the organization reimbursed a member $1,946 for a February trip to Voyeur, a bondage-themed nightclub in West Hollywood recently featured in The Los Angeles Times as the new hotspot. "We are investigating the expenditure in question," said Heye. "This was a reimbursement made an individual not on committee staff. ... The committee has requested that...
  • GOP family values? Michael Steele's RNC ran up almost $2K at strip club

    03/29/2010 11:10:11 AM PDT · by txlurker · 69 replies · 2,004+ views
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS ^ | Monday, March 29th 2010, 1:47 PM | By Kenneth R. Bazinet and David Saltonstall
    Talk about a grand ol' party. The "family values" Republican National Committee spent $1,946 at a West Hollywood strip club last month, records show, but a spokesman insisted Monday that RNC chairman Michael Steele was not among the revelers. "The chairman was never at the location in question, he had no knowledge of the expenditure, nor does he find the use of committee funds at such a location at all acceptable," said RNC spokeswoman Doug Heye, who added that the committee was investigating the expenditure. Read more:
  • Netanyahu: I thought apology to Biden was sufficient

    03/13/2010 11:11:17 AM PST · by txlurker · 37 replies · 1,164+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 03.13.10 | Roni Sofer
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he thought his apology to Joe Biden over the ill-timed announcement of east Jerusalem construction was sufficient and believed the matter was closed. Speaking to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Netanyahu said he believed the apology was adequate especially as it was personally coordinated with Biden himself. The PM's remarks came several hours after he was harshly reprimanded on the phone by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Following the crisis vis-à-vis the US Administration, Netanyahu decided to convene the forum of top seven government ministers Saturday night to discuss...
  • Obama warns staff: Ignore palace intrigue

    03/08/2010 4:58:56 AM PST · by txlurker · 25 replies · 86+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/8/10 | Mike Allen
    The spate of news stories delving into West Wing palace intrigue has become so relentless that President Barack Obama warned his team against fueling the blaze. “Don’t get absorbed in the Washington finger-pointing and intrigue,” the president told his senior advisers during a recent meeting, according to one top aide. He “certainly let us know that we should keep our eye on the ball here and not get distracted by the games of Washington,” the aide said. The season of turmoil, which has erupted just as Obama is pushing for final health care votes that could determine his domestic legacy,...
  • Why the mainstream media loves Sarah Palin

    02/12/2010 1:34:09 PM PST · by txlurker · 21 replies · 778+ views
    Politico ^ | 02/12/2010 | By JIM VANDEHEI & JONATHAN MARTIN
    Fox News has been making a serious charge about mainstream political reporters: They hate Sarah Palin. This is not just wrong, it’s absurd. The reality is exactly the opposite: We love Palin. And if Palin does not exactly love us, she’s smart enough to recognize how quickly reporters devour every provocative remark she utters. She knows how to exploit our weakness to guarantee herself exposure far out of proportion to her actual influence in Republican politics. Read more:
  • The Washington Post: Fastest Damage Control Ever

    07/02/2009 9:49:16 AM PDT · by txlurker · 13 replies · 1,476+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/02/09 | Conor Clarke
    It was fast. Very fast. At 8.04am, Politico's Mike Allen publishes an article: "For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to "those powerful few" -- Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper's own reporters and editors." At 10.33am, Washington Post editor Marcus Brauchli sends out an email: