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  • More than 100 kids sue over parents' deportations

    06/17/2009 11:12:57 AM PDT · by Dubya · 90 replies · 1,689+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | The Associated Press
    The children are all U.S. citizens and say their constitutional rights are being violated because they, too, will likely have to leave the country if their parents are forced to leave.
  • (Illegal Alien)Detention Center: "It's like being in prison"

    05/23/2007 9:50:40 AM PDT · by TejanoJim · 37 replies · 1,051+ views
    It's like being in prison. That's how some detainees describe the conditions at the Willacy Detention Center. Action 4 News has received various calls about the conditions inside the Willacy Detention Center where most 'Other-Than-Mexicans' are held before deportation. The detention center in Raymondville is part of a Secure Border Initiative according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They tell Action 4 News it was built to end the "Catch-and-Release" program. "As mandated by Congress, as we're getting them in custody we're removing them as quickly as possible" said Nina Pruneda a spokesperson for I.C.E.
  • Current FR Poll - Indirect Vote For Hillary?

    02/21/2007 9:07:52 AM PST · by Sonora · 110 replies · 1,145+ views
    Here's the tally so far - this vote sort of looks like the "attitude" that was being displayed here as we were heading for the loss of the House and Senate - third party and undecided, and stay home versus voting for a social R will result in a Democrat in the White House - trust me on this! Please don't let it happen. But, I'm beginning to believe that it will happen. ______ Looks like our true blue conservative did pretty well in our prior poll. Let's now see what happens if we nominate a social liberal who's okay...
  • Pope: From Lourdes to Seoul, I entrust the world’s sick and suffering to Mary [Catholic Caucus]

    02/11/2007 9:10:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 125 replies · 1,923+ views
    Asia News ^ | 02.11.07
    Recalling the apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes and the World Day of the Sick, which this year is being celebrated in Seoul, Benedict XVI exhorted health workers and relatives of sick people to offer “human support” and “spiritual accompaniment”, especially those who are terminally ill.  Vatican City (AsiaNews) – On the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, now also the World Day of the Sick, the pope did not stop at talking about miracles and healing. Thanking health workers and relatives of sick people, he called for the “development of palliative care that offers holistic support”, giving “terminally ill...
  • Reynolds (R) up 2 points in NY-26 over Davis (D) (Survey USA poll)

    09/28/2006 1:22:34 PM PDT · by okstate · 31 replies · 739+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 28 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Republican Reynolds Faces Strong Challenge in NY26 Rematch:In an election in New York's 26th Congressional District today, 9/28/06, Republican incumbent Tom Reynolds and Democratic challenger Jack Davis are in a fierce fight, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WGRZ-TV Buffalo. 40 days to the 11/7/06 election, Reynolds gets 45%. Davis gets 43%. Green Party candidate Christine Murphy gets 8%. This contest is a rematch of the 2004 election, when Reynolds, who was first elected to Congress in 1998, defeated Davis 56% to 44%. Reynolds gets 62% of Republican votes. Davis gets 64% of Democrat votes. 31% of Republicans,...
  • Wikipedia: A Nightmare Of Libel and Slander

    05/08/2006 6:56:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies · 1,437+ views
    Wikipedia: A Nightmare Of Libel and SlanderBy Joel LeydenIsrael News Agency Jerusalem---- May 8.....It all started with a divorced father in Israel who wanted more hours with his child. A dad who is a children's and father's rights activist who has written about the subject, participated in demonstrations and met with public officials. So what does this have to do with Wikipedia?Wikipedia describes itself as "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." Thousands of Wikipedia users could describe the Website as "the free encyclopedia that anyone can abuse." A former editor at the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica recently likened the...
  • Republican No More, I joined this forum got a ZOT!

    04/30/2006 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Sara F · 430 replies · 11,737+ views
    Life long republican - Drive by troll
    All my life, I believed in Republican values -- individual responsibility and limited government. Then it happened; I found myself with a small child, unemployed and disabled. I turned to my church, and after years of regular tithes, suddenly I just wasn't their problem. My Republican friends? I was now a pariah to them. My only relief was to turn to government assistance for housing, food, and other needs and I was able to survive with dignity. So chalk me up as one who no longer drinks the GOP koolaid.
  • Sierra Club Director Resigns to Protest Hunting Prize

    04/17/2006 2:00:24 PM PDT · by girlangler · 40 replies · 1,117+ views ^ | April 17, 2006 | Richard Simms
    Sierra Club Director Resigns to Protest Hunting Prize posted April 17, 2006 Sierra Club Director Paul Watson, one of the 15 National Directors of the Sierra Club, has resigned today from the National Board of the Sierra Club. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2003 for a three year term. His term ends May 17th, 2006. Saying, “I won’t fade quietly into the night,” Watson tendered his resignation on April 17th, which is a month before his term expires to protest the use of Club resources to finance a sport hunting trip to encourage hunting. Watson was...
  • Bush: Port Deal Collapse Sends Bad Message

    03/10/2006 8:26:48 AM PST · by indcons · 340 replies · 4,784+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2006 | LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer
    President Bush said Friday he was troubled by the political storm that forced the reversal of a deal allowing a company in Dubai to take over take over operations of six American ports, saying it sent a bad message to U.S. allies in the Middle East. Bush said the United States needs moderate allies in the Arab world, like the United Arab Emirates, to win the global war on terrorism. The president said he had been satisfied that security would be sound at the ports if the Dubai deal had taken effect. "Nevertheless, Congress was still very much opposed to...
  • George W. Bush, Lame Duck. R.I.P., 08 March 2006

    03/08/2006 5:44:58 PM PST · by llevrok · 70 replies · 785+ views
    today | me
    On this day, Marvh 8th, 2006, George W. Bush was winged by his own political party. He is now a "lame duck" even though Dick Cheney was by his side with trusty shot gun.Mr. Bush was winged by members of his party who did not honor a 45 day period for Mr. Bush to jawbone the Dubai ports deal. Eager to get a favorable line in their campaign literature, his party pulled the trigger early and killed the deal and winged BushMr. Bush is survived by weak republicans who have now fully ceded the bully pulpit to the DIMs.A memorial...
  • Paul Begala: Hillary Clinton Needs More Cash

    02/23/2006 7:49:03 AM PST · by kddid · 60 replies · 1,104+ views ^ | Feb. 23, 2006 |
    Political strategist Paul Begala is urging Democrats to open their wallets on a monthly basis to help reelect New York Sen. Hillary Clinton - who already has a campaign warchest of $21 million. "I'm asking you to join Team Hillary as a monthly supporter - to help make sure we have the means to fight back, each and every month, right on through the coming election," Begala says, in an email distributed to Mrs. Clinton's supporters. The email links to a request that donors sign up for a monthly contribution of up to $250 to be automatically deducted from their...
  • EU Uneasy with Poland's Move to Right

    02/22/2006 4:34:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 832+ views
    NPR ^ | 02.19.06 | Rachel Martin
    EU Uneasy with Poland's Move to Right by Rachel Martin Weekend Edition Sunday, February 19, 2006 · Poland's new conservative government intends to clean up corruption and re-instill moral values in Polish society. The cultural shift is already causing waves in the European Union.Warsaw. Ruling Conservatives in Poland reached an agreement to form a coalition with Populist formation Samoobrona and ultra catholic extreme-rightist party League of Polish Families (LPF), French newspaper Le Figaro reads today. The agreement eliminates the risk of new parliamentary elections only four months after the last vote. Government of Conservative Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz was in...
  • Little-known device becomes a favorite tool for president

    01/09/2006 12:06:10 PM PST · by ncountylee · 22 replies · 1,396+ views
    MiamiHerald ^ | Jan 09 06 | RON HUTCHESON AND JAMES KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON - President Bush agreed with great fanfare last month to accept a ban on torture, but he later quietly reserved the right to ignore it, even as he signed it into law. Acting from the seclusion of his Texas ranch at the start of New Year's weekend, Bush said he would interpret the new law in keeping with his expansive view of presidential power. He did it by issuing a bill-signing statement -- a little-noticed device that has become a favorite tool of presidential power in the Bush White House. In fact, Bush has used signing statements to reject,...
  • Did Ted Stevens RESIGN from the Senate?

    12/24/2005 8:46:13 PM PST · by davidosborne · 52 replies · 3,425+ views
    S14240 December 21, 2005 Did you see that? Did you see how it devastated the land, and all the plant life is now dying because it was inundated in saltwater? The earthquake in my State did that. I saw one town disappear. I saw a third of my city, Anchorage, disappear. You have to have had that experience to understand how I felt when I went to New Orleans. You people didn’t believe it. Many of you said I did this for political reasons, just a crass thing, pick up some money and give it away for votes. I never...
  • Saddam Says He's Been Beaten in Detention

    12/21/2005 8:22:49 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 57 replies · 1,203+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A witness testified Wednesday at Saddam Hussein's trial that the deposed leader's regime killed and tortured people by administering electric shocks and ripping off their skin after pouring molten plastic on it. Later, during an extended outburst, Saddam claimed he had been beaten while in detention. Before that, Saddam had sat quietly in his defendant's chair, two weeks after he called the court "unjust" and boycotted a session. When the judge refused to let him take a break to pray, the former leader closed his eyes and appeared to pray from his seat.Saddam and seven co-defendants are...
  • Senator Calls on Bush to Take Down Attack AD

    12/10/2005 1:45:07 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 301 replies · 6,713+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12/10/05 | Drudge
    Today, Senator Daniel Inouye, the Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II, released the following statement: "As a Veteran of World War II, I know what it’s like to fight a war and put your life on the line every day. I also know what it takes to win a war, and I know that politics and an attack machine like the President’s plays no part in it. "The Republican Party’s latest ad is a shameful and disgusting attempt to distract the American people from...
  • An Editorial: It's time for a nation to return the favor

    11/20/2005 5:28:19 PM PST · by caryatid · 137 replies · 2,607+ views
    The Times Picayune [New Orleans, LA] ^ | Sunday, November 20, 2005
    The federal government wrapped levees around greater New Orleans so that the rest of the country could share in our bounty. Americans wanted the oil and gas that flow freely off our shores .... the oysters and shrimp and flaky Gulf fish that live in abundance in our waters ...[the use of our ports and steel. They wanted more than that, though. They wanted to share in our spirit. They wanted to sample the joyous beauty of our jazz and our food. And we were happy to oblige them. ... Great cities are made by their place and their...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Pro-Troop Vote 'a Disgrace'

    11/19/2005 10:14:18 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 189 replies · 6,442+ views ^ | Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 10:54 a.m. EST
    Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 10:54 a.m. EST Nancy Pelosi: Pro-Troop Vote 'a Disgrace' Anti-war House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is blasting last night's 403 to 3 House vote in support of U.S. troops and their mission in Iraq, calling it "a disgrace." Complaining that House Republicans had engaged in a "deception" by calling for a last minute vote on the Iraq war, the San Francisco Democrat said the pro-troop resolution was "a disservice to our country." Pelosi said that the "Republican majority has stooped to a new low" by forcing Democrats to go on the record against an immediate pullout....
  • Owens Apologizes and Wants to Come Back

    11/08/2005 1:16:29 PM PST · by NewMediaFan · 25 replies · 737+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | ROB MAADDI
    PHILADELPHIA Nov 8, 2005 — Terrell Owens has apologized to Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, quarterback Donovan McNabb, the team's owner, the team's president and fans. He read the statement outside his house in Moorestown, N.J., a day after the team said he would not return this season. "I fight for what I think is right. In doing so, I alientated a lot of my fans and my teammates," he said. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Owens was making a public apology in hopes of returning to the Eagles this year. Owens' brief but tumultuous time in Philadelphia ended Monday...
  • Boston - IAEA chief Mohamed El Baradei annoyed and embarrassed over body search at Logan Airport

    11/07/2005 3:02:12 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 29 replies · 967+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | November 7, 2005
    El Baradei subjected to an excavation with body in an American airport VIENNA - the American authorities subjected the Nobel Prize of peace 2005 and chief of the IAEA, the Mohamed El Baradei Egyptian, with an excavation with body whereas it was on the point of taking off of an airport of Boston (is of the United States), learned AFP Monday from diplomatic sources. The general manager of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and his wife were subjected Sunday to the Logan airport of Boston to a deepened control, apparently caused by their patronym, according to these sources. This...