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  • Mothers of the Movement to Speak Out at Democratic National Convention

    07/26/2016 9:37:52 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Seven mothers united in grief over losing their children to gun violence or excessive use of force by police will put their message in the spotlight tonight when they deliver a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The group known as the Mothers of the Movement includes Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was shot while walking in his neighborhood in 2012, and Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, whose death in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 at the hands of a police officer set off nationwide protests. Mothers of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner Offer Emotional...
  • Obama foundation donors at the White House

    05/19/2016 11:30:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/19/16 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON — A new study details how President Barack Obama has been inviting his Obama Foundation donors to events at the White House, a venue that obviously won’t be available to him to entertain mega contributors in a few months. The Obama Foundation, created on Jan. 31, 2014, has to date only 39 contributors, with the money coming either from individuals or foundations controlled by Obama supporters. The nonprofit, nonpartisan Maplight Foundation found that 15 of the 39 have been to the White House for small meetings
  • How a Top Obama Crony Moved From Idaho To a $2 Million Washington Estate

    09/04/2015 9:56:31 PM PDT · by This_far · 8 replies ^ | Dec. 23 2014 | Ken Silverstein
    Long before Jim Messina became a trusted aide to President Barack Obama and one of the most powerful men in Washington, he was just a simple boy from Boise. Now, after working in politics for just over a decade, he lives in a lavish D.C. estate. How this happened is a classic Washington Cinderella story. Raised in Idaho by a single mother, Messina moved to Washington in 1995, in his mid-20s, to take a job as a legislative aide for Max Baucus, the conservative Democratic senator from Montana (now ambassador to China). Baucus supported George W. Bush-era personal and corporate...
  • Mother of teen in grisly photos case writes about cyberbullies

    09/26/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 26, 2012 | Greg Hardesty
    A mother who endured cyberbullying after her daughter's death writes about the insidious trend. Lesli Catsouras, the mother of Nikki Catsouras, has just completed a memoir "Forever Exposed," about her family's journey coping with Internet trolls and cyber-bullies in addition to the toll-road-crash death of her 18-year-old daughter.
  • Did Sarah Palin Use Newsweek for Product Placement? (Accused of crime for wearing gym clothing)

    07/11/2011 3:30:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies
    Forbes ^ | Monday, July 11, 2011 | Jeff Bercovici
    Sarah Palin is no fan of the “lamestream media” — except when she’s using it to serve her ends. Is she using Newsweek to get free personal training? And, if so, is that entirely legal? The former Alaska governor appears on the cover of the new issue of Newsweek wearing a gray sweatshirt with a logo on it reading “Edge Fitness.” That’s the name of a gym in Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. Edge Fitness was featured last November in an episode of her TLC show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” and it also received a plug on a Facebook page Palin apparently...
  • Sarah, Bristol Palin to Get Their Trademarks (to protect their names)

    06/17/2011 1:41:21 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 42 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Friday June 17, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    The bids by Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol Palin to trademark their names and images have cleared a major hurdle and should soon be approved for the potential presidential candidate and her Dancing With the Stars child. Sources close to the process tell our Suzi Parker that nobody challenged Sarah Palin's trademark application. Today is the deadline to do so. They also say that Bristol Palin's went unchallenged. That deadline passed June 10. Each should receive their trademark within three months, said the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The clear sailing for both Palins is something of a...
  • Palin paying off, officials say: Speaking fee already more than covered by ticket sales

    04/30/2011 12:45:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hanford Sentinel ^ | April 30, 2011 | Seth Nidever
    West Hills College Lemoore officials say they invited Sarah Palin to speak to make money for the school, and it's working out as planned - even with the $115,000 fee they're paying for her upcoming speech on Sunday. "That's the bottom line," said Frances Squire, marketing director for West Hills Community College District. "We're raising funds ... and so we wanted somebody we knew would sell tickets." WHCL officials say they recouped the $115,000 just a few weeks after they announced that Palin was coming to kick off the grand opening of their new Golden Eagle Arena. At this point,...
  • 'Chia Obama' booted from local stores

    04/04/2009 10:23:45 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 35 replies · 1,797+ views
    <p>Some local Walgreen's stores are pulling a supposed likeness of President Barack Obama off their shelves.</p>
  • Brooklyn Restaurant’s Name Hits a Sour Note (Obama Fried Chicken is Disrespectful Alert)

    04/04/2009 5:50:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 1,197+ views
    New York Times ^ | | Kareem Fahim
    To the list of lofty names that glamorize the city’s fried chicken stands, like Crown, Royal and Kennedy, one Brooklyn restaurant owner decided to add another: Obama. From the restaurant’s perspective, the name change grew out of pride in the new president and a keen sense of commerce. From other perspectives, it was tone-deaf at best, and racist at worst. When the restaurant, Royal Fried Chicken on Rutland Road in Brownsville, changed its name last week to Obama Fried Chicken, the reaction was swift. “Community leaders came. They told us we have to change the name,” said Mohammad Jabbar,...
  • Cashing in - Culture of corruption not just in Washington (California's PeRaTaGate)

    08/02/2008 9:46:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 129+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/2/08 | Editorial
    This week's exhaustively detailed indictment of Republican Sen. Ted Stevens for allegedly failing to disclose $250,000 in gifts from an oil magnate in his home state of Alaska is dismaying enough. But the stench is hardly limited to Stevens and San Diego's own convicted congressman – Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-Rancho Santa Fe. There are abundant signs that corruption in Congress goes beyond just trading votes for contributions to actual bribery. Yet public outrage remains disturbingly muted. Unfortunately, this indifference is also the norm in California. Consider the case of Senate President Don Perata. The Oakland Democrat is the focus of...
  • Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA) to Resign

    01/15/2008 8:48:43 PM PST · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 9 replies · 471+ views ^ | Ron Gunzburger
    Congressman Richard Baker (R) announced Tuesday that he will resign his seat "no later than February 6" to become the chief lobbyist in DC for the $1.8 trillion hedge fund industry. Baker's resignation will prompt yet another special election. Baker was first elected to Congress in 1986, and had been openly pondering retirement for months. A special election could be set for as soon as March 8 -- the same day of the special election to fill the US House seat left vacant by the election of Bobby Jindal (R) as Governor. State Representative Don Cazayoux (D) was already an...
  • Terri Schiavo's family announces book plans

    09/27/2005 12:47:03 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 371 replies · 4,743+ views
    AP ^ | 9/27/05 | Mitch Stacy
    Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings are writing a book about their struggle in the epic end-of-life case that divided the country and captured the attention of everyone from the Pope John Paul II to President Bush, their publisher said Tuesday. The yet untitled memoir by parents Bob and Mary Schindler, brother Bobby Schindler and sister Suzanne Vitadamo will be published in March to coincide with the first anniversary of the death of the brain-damaged woman, whose feeding tube was removed after her husband won a court order to do so. "This book is the moving story of an ordinary family...
  • The George Felos' Road Show For Death (George Felos Begins Cashin In)

    04/18/2005 9:27:25 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 23 replies · 596+ views
    Hyscience ^ | April 17, 2005 | Hyscience
    How's this for 'In your Face' ? You're not going to believe this, but on the other hand - given the bizare circumstances of everything else related to Terri Schiavo's death, you probably guessed it already. George Felos is apparently seeking speaking engagements, for money of course, to further the cause of judicial homicide and social acceptance of active euthanasia. - from a reader's email George Felos has enlisted the help of a talent agency to help sell his death package. (...) He fought successfully in U.S. courts at every level—and overcame the Congress and both Governor Bush and President...
  • Out soon: life with the Bushes

    04/22/2003 9:15:04 AM PDT · by CMClay · 37 replies · 483+ views ^ | April 17 2003 | Sarah Crichton
    The estranged wife of President George Bush's brother, Neil, plans a tell-all book about life within the first family. In the midst of a divorce wrangle with her former husband of 22 years, Sharon Bush travelled to New York to lunch recently with America's queen of celebrity biography, Kitty Kelley. At a Manhattan restaurant, the pair brainstormed ideas and discussed Mrs Bush's debut as author. Kelley, who scored hits with unauthorised biographies of Nancy Reagan, Frank Sinatra and the British royal family, is already writing a book on the Bush clan scheduled for release next year. Mrs Bush is believed...
  • Daschlesque: In O'Brien request, a thorny issue -Husband's clients could have gained

    10/22/2002 4:36:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 166+ views
    Boson Globe ^ | October 22, 2002 | Rick Klein
    <p>In October 2000, state Treasurer Shannon P. O'Brien asked an obscure state board she oversees to consider a proposal: The state, she said, should loan more money to cities and towns looking to build water treatment plants.</p> <p>''This is the cheapest financing that communities will be able to find to get these very important projects done,'' O'Brien said at the time, calling the proposal the ''common-sense thing to do.''</p>