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  • Koskinen to Issa: 'I Never Said I Would Provide You Emails We Didn't Have'

    06/24/2014 11:13:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/24/14 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - "I said I would provide all the emails. We are providing all the emails. The fact that three years ago, some of them -- not all of them, but some of them -- were not available, I never said I would provide you emails we didn't have," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a Monday evening hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Frustrated Republicans and apologetic Democrats questioned Koskinen about Lois Lerner's vanished emails for several hours, beginning with Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who asked Koskinen if he knew those critical emails were missing when...
  • President Obama, While on Hawaii Vacation, Lambastes GOP Who ‘Went Home for the Holidays’ and . . .

    01/04/2014 7:19:07 PM PST · by Hoodat · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 04, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    While President Barack Obama continued what the Weekly Address to accuse Republicans in Congress of going home for the holidays while less-fortunate Americans suffer. Just a few days after Christmas, more than one million of our fellow Americans lost a vital economic lifeline – the temporary insurance that helps folks make ends meet while they look for a job. Republicans in Congress went home for the holidays and let that lifeline expire. And for many of their constituents who are unemployed through no fault of their own, that decision will leave them with no income at all. We make this...
  • Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria

    09/04/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 184 replies
    Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria Daniel Halper September 4, 2013 9:31 AM President Obama said in Sweden today that he personally "didn't set a red line" on Syria: "First of all, I didn't set a red line," said Obama. "The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red...
  • Obama: 'My Military' Looking at Syria Options

    08/31/2013 5:17:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | August 31, 2013 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama referred to the country's troops as "my military" in Friday remarks about how the United States may respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria that Obama asserted violated international norms. "Now, I have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm," Obama said. "But as I've already said, I have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options. We have consulted with allies. We've consulted with Congress. We have been in conversations with all the interested...
  • Cop who pepper sprayed students and got fired seeks workers comp and claims psychiatric injury

    07/26/2013 8:10:30 AM PDT · by steelhead_trout · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/26/13
    The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at the University of California, Davis is appealing for worker's compensation, claiming he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 incident.
  • Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'

    04/09/2013 7:51:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    France 24 - International News ^ | April 9, 2013 | Staff
    President Barack Obama accused Republicans of stooping to political stunts to block gun reform, in a fervent appeal delivered close to the site of the Newtown school massacre.[snip] In sharp, impassioned remarks, he contrasted the courage of parents whose children were killed by a deranged gunman with US lawmakers he said feared the wrath of the powerful American gun lobby.
  • International monitors at US polling spots draw criticism from voter fraud groups

    10/21/2012 9:24:27 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/12 | Alexander Bolton
    United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.
  • Obama 2012: More Chutzpah than Hope

    09/12/2012 5:43:27 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/12/2012 | Timothy Daughtry
    With Obama complaining that Mitt Romney is "new" to foreign policy and that Romney's positions are "extreme," mainstream America might need to redefine the word chutzpah. Traditionally defined as stunning audacity, such as murdering one's parents and then pleading for clemency on the grounds of being an orphan, chutzpah will now have to be defined as spending one's career on the left-wing fringes of society and then questioning the qualifications of anyone with real-world experience.
  • Mary Hayashi inquired about Nadia Lockyer's seat

    04/25/2012 5:22:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/25/12 | Steven Harmon, Bay Area News Group
    Maybe there's something about one of the Alameda County Board of Supervisor's five seats that attracts troubled Bay Area politicians. Less than a week after Nadia Lockyer resigned her seat on the board following weeks of scandalous revelations of drug abuse and a sexual affair with a meth adddict, disgraced Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward, reportedly inquired about the post. Hayashi, who is termed out of the Legislature after this year, contacted three of the four remaining members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to gauge their interest in appointing her to fill out Lockyer's term until 2014, the Bay...
  • Ron Paul: ‘Israel should be the Hong Kong of the Middle East’

    01/08/2012 10:56:14 PM PST · by Lattero · 106 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/08/2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    At a campaign event that drew more than 300 people here late Sunday afternoon, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) defended his Israel policy in response to a question from an undecided voter, an answer that included, in part, the suggestion that Israel “should be the Hong Kong of the Middle East.” “I would want to maintain very close relations with Israel,” Paul said. “I’d want to be a good friend of Israel. And I also want to respect them in many ways that I do not think the United States should undermine their sovereignty in any way.” He went on to...
  • Ron Paul : I Am the Most Pro-Israel Candidate

    12/28/2011 10:52:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/11
    <p>Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul said Wednesday night that he is not anti-Semitic, and that he is pro-Israel, despite remarks made earlier this week by his former aide by which Paul would have preferred it if Israel did not exist.</p>
  • Ron Paul Tells Newsmax: I Support Israel

    12/07/2011 10:52:06 AM PST · by keyd · 111 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/07/2011 | Doug Wead
    Ron Paul Tells Newsmax: I Support IsraelIn an exclusive Newsmax interview, Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed his support for Israel, but cautioned that while the United States should be a “friend” of the Jewish state, America should not be the “master” of Israel. Paul also says the United States should not dictate Israel’s borders or try to “buy her allegiance” with massive amounts of foreign aid. He argued that foreign aid has actually hurt – not helped – the Jewish state. The interview was conducted by Newsmax contributor Doug Wead, a presidential historian and New York Times...
  • Obama: I‘ve Done More for Israel’s Security Than Any Other Administration

    12/01/2011 6:07:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 12/1/11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has done more for Israel’s security than any other administration, and vowed no ally is more important to the U.S. than the Jewish state. “I try not to pat myself too much on the back, but this administration has done more for the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration,” Obama said. Speaking to prominent Jewish supporters at a New York City fundraiser, Obama said there is “enormous tumult” in the Middle East because of the Arab Spring, but that the U.S. stands firmly “on the side of democracy” and on...
  • Putin says smash faces of Russian fraudsters

    10/28/2011 7:59:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:53pm EDT | Gleb Bryanski
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir, already in campaign mode for a third term as president, said fraudsters who siphon off state money should have their faces smashed. … "The practitioners of kickbacks and graft should not only get a rap on the knuckles, they should have their faces smashed," Putin told an audience of Russian financial policemen. Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International rates Russia as the world's most corrupt major economy, ranking it 154th out of 178 nations in its corruption perceptions index last year, on a par with Cambodia, Kenya and Laos. …
  • Minister: Turkey's Demand for Apology – Chutzpah

    08/08/2011 2:40:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/11 | Gil Ronen
    Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said Monday that Turkey's demand for an Israeli apology for deaths aboard the Gaza flotilla last year constitutes "chutzpah." Speaking on Voice of Israel government-run radio, Yaalon noted that the flotilla – which pitted armed thugs against IDF soldiers, while posing as a humanitarian mission – was a provocation, and that Ankara bears some of the responsibility for this. Turkey wants to "stand Israel in the corner" and raise its own prestige in the eyes of the Arabs, Hizbullah and Hamas at Israel's expense, he added. "The Turkish policy will not change if we apologize,"...
  • Casey Anthony plans to appeal convictions for lying

    07/15/2011 11:02:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/15/11
    Casey Anthony will appeal her convictions on four charges of lying to detectives who investigated the 2008 disappearance and death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, according to a notice filed on Friday by her criminal defense attorneys. (snip) The defamation lawsuit was filed in 2008 but put on hold during the criminal proceedings. Fernandez-Gonzalez's lawyers this week asked for an emergency order to compel Anthony to appear at the deposition, telling the judge they were concerned she would disappear after her release from jail. Greene countered with a motion for an emergency protective order, arguing that Anthony was emotionally and...
  • Obama tells Jewish donors he strongly backs Israel (Gag Alert)

    06/20/2011 7:23:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    reuters ^ | June 20, 2011 | Patricia Zengerle
    Reuters) - President Barack Obama reassured Jewish donors on Monday he strongly supports Israel, stressing close ties between the United States and the Jewish state, but also emphasizing that changes in the Middle East will require a fresh look at the region. "Both the United States and Israel are going to have to look at this new landscape with fresh eyes. It's not going to be sufficient for us just to keep on doing the same things," Obama said at the first of two big-ticket fund-raisers where he was speaking on Monday evening.
  • Grow up, Secretary Geithner

    05/19/2011 5:44:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2011 | Greg Richards
    Yesterday, Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner gave a speech in New York on the debt default crisis, which tried to shift blame for the nation's finances away from the Administration (reported by USA Today: "If Republicans try to impose that plan on this country as a condition for raising the debt limit, then they will own the responsibility for the first default in our history, with devastating damage to the nation." Talk about chutzpah! First, as Treasury Secretary, Geithner is the Administration official most responsible for monitoring the spending as well as the revenue-raising of the federal government. It is...
  • Chutzpah, or Ploufepah???

    04/10/2011 8:54:53 PM PDT · by Squeeky · 7 replies
    Squeeky Fromm - Girl Reporter ^ | April 10, 2011 | Squeeky Fromm
    "img src="http://squeekyfromm.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/chutzpah.jpg?w=181&h=279" Leo Rosten in The Joys of Yiddish defines chutzpah as “gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, incredible ‘guts,’ presumption plus arrogance such as no other word and no other language can do justice to.” In this sense, chutzpah expresses both strong disapproval and a grudging admiration. In the same work, Rosten also defined the term as “that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.“ Perhaps we need a similar word for what David Ploufe , a senior White House aide said about...
  • Fired workers sue Chipotle, say checks were late

    02/03/2011 5:32:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | February 3, 2011 | Mike Hughlett
    A group of workers that Chipotle Mexican Grill fired for being illegal immigrants sued the restaurant chain on Thursday, alleging that it didn’t comply with a Minnesota law requiring all back pay to be distributed promptly. Last month, Chipotle said it fired a substantial number of its 1,200 Minnesota workers starting in December, after a federal immigration audit found some of them to be illegal immigrants. Participants in a protest against the firings put the number at 700. The company wouldn’t say how many there were, but a source close to the investigation put the number closer to 350. Up...
  • Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

    12/31/2010 9:10:27 AM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 Dec 10
    Two politicians have caused outrage in Berlin by demanding that recipients of the unemployment benefit known as Hartz IV not waste their money on fireworks. Germans usually spend over €100 million on fireworks in the three days leading up to the New Year. Although there are no statistics on how much of this cash is unemployment benefit, two Berlin politicians decided to give those on welfare some end-of-year advice. "Unemployment benefit, which is paid by the state, should not be blown on rockets and bangers," Cornelia Seibeld of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) told Berlin newspaper B.Z.. This came...
  • Audacity: Ground Zero Mosque Developers Apply for $5M in U.S. Taxpayer Money (Outrageous)

    11/22/2010 11:19:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 22, 2010 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    The "cultural bridge" appears to be in financial trouble From the Daily Beast today, we learn that the Ground Zero mosque developers, who still owe more than $200,000 in back taxes, have jumped the funding shark. Evidently, those Saudi millions have failed to come through as planned and the mosque developers have applied for a federal grant to get their “cultural bridge” out of the water. The mosque developers, having at last report only about $20,000 in their bank account, have applied for — stop the presses — five million taxpayer dollars. The grant money, if approved, will come from...
  • Takes one to know one, Eliot

    09/25/2010 3:48:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2010 | Editorial
    Nobody doubts that Andrew Cuomo is a thumb-in-your-eye political brawler -- not that there's anything wrong with that. And for Eliot Spitzer to be feigning shock about it in public is a little rich, don't you think? Spitzer, the disgraced ex-governor kicking off a career as TV yakker, this week tossed a brickbat at Cuomo: "The problem Andrew has is that everybody knows that behind the scenes he is the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there," he said. Dirty? Nasty? From Spitzer? Chutzpah Hall of Fame, we say! Spitzer's basic problem with Cuomo isn't hard to figure out, of course....
  • A Clinton Entendre Eulogy

    07/04/2010 3:12:40 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 04, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    America should hand it to Bill Clinton. The man is the master of manipulation, an oratorical genius. Clinton can use words to turn the argument around like no one else on the planet. Ex-President Clinton is able to parse language in such a way that after he is done playing with your head even the meaning of the word "is" becomes debatable. Bill Clinton is so good that a whole generation of people actually believe sex isn't sex. Moreover, in the midst of playing lexicon Twister, Clinton somehow always includes in everything he says self-aggrandizing subliminal messages that relate to...
  • Adrian MacNair: Iran condemns Toronto police over G20. Yes, Iran

    07/01/2010 8:37:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2010 | Adrian MacNair
    Iran, the country currently pursuing nuclear weapons in contravention of the IAEA and UN Security Council Resolution 1929… Iran, the country in denial of the existence of homosexuals in their country… Iran, the country which fixes elections and then brutally represses and arrests demonstrators, killing many in the process… This is the country lecturing Canada on human rights: Iran has strongly condemned the Canadian police for arresting hundreds of protesters during the recent G20 summit in Toronto, describing the move as an inhuman act. “The use of various violent tools and ways to counter a peaceful rally is by no...
  • New World’s Record for Chutzpah: Obama’s Seder

    03/28/2010 12:09:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1,064+ views
    commentary mag. ^ | 3/28/10 | Jonathan Tobin
    Some 29 years ago, the first president Bush earned the enmity of American Jews with his rant about being “one lone guy” standing up against the horde of AIPAC activists exercising their constitutional right to petition Congress. Bush’s statement symbolized the intolerance and enmity that his administration felt toward Israel and its American friends. But say one thing for that Bush and his secretary of state, James “f@#$ the Jews” Baker: at least they never pretended to be anything but what they were, country-club establishment Republicans who were not comfortable with Israel or Jewish symbols. Not so Barack Hussein Obama....
  • Howell Raines: Why Don't Honest Journalists Take on Roger Ailes and Fox News?

    03/11/2010 5:34:32 PM PST · by kristinn · 98 replies · 2,440+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 14, 2010 | Howell Raines
    One question has tugged at my professional conscience throughout the year-long congressional debate over health-care reform, and it has nothing to do with the public option, portability or medical malpractice. It is this: Why haven't America's old-school news organizations blown the whistle on Roger Ailes, chief of Fox News, for using the network to conduct a propaganda campaign against the Obama administration -- a campaign without precedent in our modern political history? Through clever use of the Fox News Channel and its cadre of raucous commentators, Ailes has overturned standards of fairness and objectivity that have guided American print and...
  • Frank: Partisanship is out of control in Congress

    02/16/2010 12:41:57 PM PST · by kcvl · 70 replies · 1,288+ views
    Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank says Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh is right that Capitol Hill's partisanship is getting out of control. But Frank says his fellow Democrat could do more to change that by staying in Congress and helping change the filibuster rule than by stepping out of public service.
  • Biden: Iraq one of Obama's 'great achievements'

    02/11/2010 8:30:38 AM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 39 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 11, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    VP Biden went on CNN to chat with Larry King Wednesday. Many recall Biden's plans to give in to Iraq's fractious factions and carve the country into three territories. And even more probably recall Biden's boss' plan to halt the Iraq war years ago. Plus, of course, Obama's vehement opposition to the 2007 troop surge of you-know-who from Texas that Obama knew for certain was only going to worsen sectarian strife there. Well, of course, it didn't turn out that way, thanks in large measure to the brave service of U.S. troops who served and helped peace to break out...
  • Sea Shepherd lodges piracy charge against Japanese ship

    01/08/2010 4:19:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 100 replies · 2,487+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | January 9, 2010
    ENVIRONMENT lobby group Sea Shepherd has lodged a piracy complaint in the Netherlands against the captain and crew of a Japanese ship that collided with one of its vessels. "We have lodged a complaint of piracy with the Dutch prosecuting authority against the captain and crew of the Japanese vessel," Sea Shepherd legal representative Liesbeth Zegveld told AFP today. "This was close to murder. It was such an extreme act that if no-one takes action now, we may have an even more serious incident in future." The New Zealand-registered Ady Gil, a high-tech protest boat of the Sea Shepherd group,...
  • White House: Cairo speech inspired the Iran uprising (Whoa Nelly)

    06/23/2009 9:06:32 AM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 961+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 6/23/09 | Ed Morrisey
    No, I’m really not kidding about this. The Washington Post has the story: But Obama’s shades-of-gray approach rejects comparison to an era when Communist bloc dissidents had virtually no access to the Western media and the world was more neatly divided between a pair of superpowers, not complicated by the set of ambitious regional powers such as Iran that the Obama administration is seeking to manage. Since taking office, Obama has argued that reclaiming America’s moral authority by ending torture and closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay provides essential diplomatic leverage to influence events in such strategic parts of the...
  • White House: Cairo speech inspired the Iran uprising

    06/23/2009 9:05:59 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 61 replies · 1,820+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 23, 2009 | by Ed Morrissey
    No, I’m really not kidding about this. The Washington Post has the story: But Obama’s shades-of-gray approach rejects comparison to an era when Communist bloc dissidents had virtually no access to the Western media and the world was more neatly divided between a pair of superpowers, not complicated by the set of ambitious regional powers such as Iran that the Obama administration is seeking to manage. Since taking office, Obama has argued that reclaiming America’s moral authority by ending torture and closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay provides essential diplomatic leverage to influence events in such strategic parts of the...
  • Geithner Blames Budget Woes on Bush Administration

    03/04/2009 9:38:35 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 48 replies · 1,217+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 4, 2009 | Glenn Somerville
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday blamed soaring budget deficits partly on failure by the former Bush administration to make needed investments in energy security and healthcare. "We begin our time in office after a long period in which our government was unwilling to make the long-term investments required to meet critical challenges in health care, energy and education," he said in prepared remarks to the Senate Finance Committee. The Obama administration is projecting a deficit of $1.8 trillion, or 12.3 percent of gross domestic product, in fiscal 2009, which ends September 30. Geithner said $1.3...
  • Arizona Rancher Who Stopped Illegal Immigrants at Border Now Fighting $32 Million Lawsuit

    02/09/2009 6:14:26 PM PST · by Justaham · 17 replies · 899+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-9-09
    An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals — seeking $32 million in damages — who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Washington Times reported Monday.
  • Civil rights complaint targets Wall Street rating firms

    11/30/2008 10:49:56 AM PST · by libstripper · 55 replies · 2,346+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 30, 2008 | Kenneth R. Harney
    In what is apparently the first legal action of its kind, an association of community-based organizations has filed a federal civil rights complaint against two of the three largest Wall Street rating firms, charging that their inflated ratings on subprime mortgage bonds disproportionately caused financial harm to African American and Latino home buyers across the country. The complaint, filed by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, alleges that Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings enriched themselves by assigning high ratings to bonds backed by mortgages "that were designed to fail" because of "unfair payment terms and insufficient borrower income levels."
  • Obama to Palin: 'Don't Mock the Constitution'

    09/08/2008 7:21:29 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 240 replies · 1,048+ views
    Obama to Palin: 'Don't Mock the Constitution' By Peter Slevin FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Sen. Barack Obama delivered an impassioned defense of the Constitution and the rights of terrorism suspects tonight, striking back at one of the biggest applause lines in Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's speech to the GOP convention. It was in St. Paul last week that Palin drew raucous cheers when she delivered this put-down of Obama: "Al-Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America and he's worried that someone won't read them their rights." Obama had a few problems with that.
  • God should bless other countries

    09/01/2008 9:47:59 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 37 replies · 337+ views
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | August 31, 2008 | Donna Wood
    God's blessings on America would be good. I'd ask for prosperity, generosity, intelligence, opportunity, and peace. Apparently some people think of other divine blessings. Like the Bronze Age Hebrews, they pray for God's blessing in war. From McCain's Website, we learn his position on Iraq: "I know the pain war causes. I understand the frustration caused by our mistakes in this war. And I regret sincerely the additional sacrifices imposed on the brave Americans who defend us. But I also know the toll a lost war takes on an army and on our country's security." McCain says that Obama's policies...
  • Unabomber Kaczynski angered by cabin display at D.C. museum

    08/12/2008 5:40:18 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 19 replies · 962+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 8/12/08 | Staff
    AUGUST 12--Imprisoned Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is upset that his former Montana cabin is on display at a Washington, D.C. museum, contending that the FBI's decision to allow its "public exhibition" runs counter to his victims's desire to limit further publicity about the deadly terror spree. Kaczynski, housed in the "supermax" federal prison in Florence, Colorado, learned of the cabin's display via a June 19 ad in the Washington Post, according to a handwritten letter he recently sent to a three-judge U.S. Court of Appeals panel. A copy of the letter can be found below. Referring to "publicity created by the...
  • OBAMA TEAM BEGINS WORK ON PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION

    07/24/2008 7:00:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 199 replies · 611+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2008 | Marc Ambinder
    With less than six months to go before he would be sworn in as the nation’s 44th president, Sen. Barack Obama has directed his aides to begin planning for the transition. "Barack is well aware of the complexity and the organizational challenge involved in the transition process and he has tasked s small group to begin thinking through the process,” a senior campaign adviser said. “Barack has made his expectations clear about what he wants from such a process, how he wants it to move forward, and the establishment and execution of his timeline is proceeding apace.” Last month, the...
  • O.J.: Anybody else wouldn't be going to court

    06/26/2008 4:51:50 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 27 replies · 1,536+ views
    MyWay ^ | Jun 26, 2:19 PM (ET) | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson says an ambitious Nevada prosecutor is pressing a kidnapping and armed robbery case against him that he says even the alleged victims don't want to pursue. "If I was anybody else, I wouldn't be going to court," Simpson told a reporter for Fargo, N.D., radio station KFGO who interviewed him late Tuesday at a Fargo cigar bar. Simpson was vacationing in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. "How many trials have you ever heard of where both of the victims say they don't want this guy to go to jail, they don't want to...
  • Iran: What Does ‘Exporting the Revolution’ Mean?

    05/07/2008 6:45:10 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 9 replies · 166+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 7, 2008 | Nazila Fathi
    A former president has come under attack by Tehran’s leading conservative newspaper for comments that appeared to suggest that Iran was supporting insurgents in other countries. On Monday, the newspaper, Kayhan, accused Mohammad Khatami, the former president, of making remarks that were against Iran’s national interests. Mr. Khatami said in a speech on Friday that when the founder of the 1979 revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, talked about “exporting the revolution,” he meant making Iran a role model for other countries, not supporting sabotage operations in other countries. End of News Item
  • 'Time to blow whistle' on China: Clinton

    05/03/2008 2:56:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies · 56+ views
    economictimes.indiatimes.com ^ | May 04, 2008 | Economic Times
    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton warned today it was time to "blow the whistle" on China, accusing it of unfair trade practices. She stood close to a parade of closed shops and pawnbrokers in North Carolina as she vowed to turn the US economy around, despite fears of recession, and promised action to reverse a tide of industrial jobs moving abroad. "We do have to get tough on China, it is long past time for us to blow the whistle," the New York senator said, in the latest of a string of campaign assaults on Beijing. "This country manipulates its...
  • Brothers file claim in S.F. zoo tiger attack

    03/31/2008 8:00:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 20 replies · 469+ views
    Brothers file claim in S.F. zoo tiger attack March 29, 2008 The San Jose brothers who survived a Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo are taking legal action against the city, arguing that they are owed an unspecified amount of money because of the zoo's negligence. ********** In claims made public Friday, Los Angeles attorneys Mark Geragos and Shepard Kopp say that Kulbir Dhaliwal, 24, underwent surgery on both knees because of wounds he suffered in the attack. The claim also contends he was deprived of the use of his BMW M3, the car the three victims...
  • Cuba demands US gives back Guantanamo Bay

    02/14/2008 1:09:42 PM PST · by chemical_boy · 82 replies · 301+ views
    CUBA has demanded the US return Guantanamo Bay to the island nation and denounced the "war on terror" prison, where six detainees could face the death penalty. Cuba's Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque claimed today that suspects held in the US naval base in the southeastern tip of Cuba have been subjected to torture and face unfair legal treatment. Cuba rejects "the violation of human rights, unjust incarceration of prisoners held there without charges, and their appearance in courts without guarantees and in which they are convicted in advance,'' he told reporters. He did not directly refer to the case...
  • New Spot: "Troops Support Ron Paul"

    01/05/2008 12:35:42 PM PST · by Baladas · 72 replies · 153+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2008; | Sarah Lovenheim
    Republican Ron Paul is out with a new TV ad, set to run in New Hampshire through Tuesday's primary, stressing his military credentials. Patriotic music booms. Soldiers salute. The announcer begins: "A proud military veteran who served our nation. Ron Paul salutes and supports our troops who protect and defend our freedom." A flag waves. The announcer continues, "But who do the troops support? Ron Paul. The record shows they're standing up for him." The ad concludes: "Ron Paul is their choice for commander-in-chief." His campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said Paul "has long been a praised as staunch advocate for...
  • Clinton Camp Targets Obama's Drug Use

    12/12/2007 5:00:38 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 61 replies · 1,629+ views
    MyWay ^ | Dec.12, 2007 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign said Wednesday that Democrats should give more thought to Sen. Barack Obama's admissions of illegal drug use before they pick a presidential candidate. Obama's campaign said the Clinton people were getting desperate. Clinton's campaign tried to distance itself from the remarks. Bill Shaheen, a national co-chairman of Clinton's front-runner campaign, raised the issue during an interview with The Washington Post, posted on washingtonpost.com. Shaheen, an attorney and veteran organizer, said much of Obama's background is unknown and could be a problem in November 2008 if he is the...
  • Bill Clinton: Wife's record not covered

    12/04/2007 11:17:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies · 107+ views
    Bill Clinton: Wife's record not covered By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago Bill Clinton said Tuesday that if reporters covered the candidates' public records better, his wife's presidential bid would be far ahead of her rivals. During a campaign stop on behalf of his wife, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president said he can't understand why so much of the media coverage of the campaign ignores her experience — and, without naming him, the relative lack of experience of her closest Democratic rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. "One percent of the press coverage was...
  • Pelosi: Bush and His Republican Allies Are Preventing Extra Funds from Reaching Our Troops

    11/30/2007 8:26:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 78+ views
    Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 11/29/2007 Pelosi: Bush and His Republican Allies Are Preventing Extra Funds from Reaching Our Troops Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks this afternoon at the Pentagon: “Earlier this month, Congress approved nearly a half trillion dollars for the Department of Defense. Just two weeks ago, House Democrats passed $50 billion in additional funding for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have provided every penny that is currently necessary to fund Defense Department operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around...
  • Paul: My policy benefits Israel

    11/09/2007 5:37:10 AM PST · by George W. Bush · 65 replies · 79+ views
    JTA ^ | 11/8/2007 | staff
    Paul: My policy benefits Israel Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul says his foreign policy would benefit Israel. Mainstream Jewish groups have shunned Paul, a U.S. congressman from Texas upsetting his party's presidential field. His lonely anti-war candidacy, once thought of as a long shot, is now competitive with front-runners in fund raising.Paul has long opposed defense and other assistance to Israel, a policy consistent with his opposition to all foreign aid. He also has said the pro-Israel lobby is too influential in Washington, another statement that is consistent with his disdain for foreign policy lobbying. In a statement released Wednesday...
  • Edwards: Limit Frivolous Lawsuits

    09/24/2007 1:46:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 52+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24 | JOAN LOWY
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, who made his fortune as a trial lawyer, says attorneys should have to show their medical malpractice cases have merit before filing them. He also said attorneys with a history of frivolous suits should be barred from filing new cases. Edwards' proposal is similar to "certificates of merit" laws that have been adopted in several states in recent years. Those laws usually require that an independent doctor assert the validity of a malpractice case before it is filed. Speaking Monday at a health care forum hosted by Families USA and the Kaiser Foundation, Edwards also...