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  • New Israeli facial imaging claims to identify terrorists and pedophiles

    05/24/2016 1:49:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/24/16 | Sue Surkes
    A Tel-Aviv based start-up company says it has developed a program to identify personality types such as terrorists, pedophiles, white collar offenders and even great poker players from facial analysis that takes just a fraction of a second. Faception claims it has signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Furthermore, it says it successfully identified nine of the terrorists involved in November’s terror attacks in Paris, according to the Daily Mail. And it asserts that its technology was able to accurately classify 25 out of 27 facial images of poker...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Rejects Obama’s Middle East Policy Claims Made in ‘Atlantic’

    03/10/2016 5:19:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    algemeinr journal ^ | 3/10/16 | Ruthie Blum
    President Barack Obama’s recent claim about the real meaning of his 2009 Cairo speech “is patently unsubstantiated by the text,” former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren told The Algemeiner on Thursday. Oren, today a member of Knesset with the centrist Kulanu party, was responding to statements Obama made in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg in the just-released April edition of The Atlantic. “My argument was this,” Obama told Goldberg, “Let’s all stop pretending that the cause of the Middle East’s problems is Israel… We want to work to help achieve statehood and dignity for the Palestinians, but I...
  • Jobless claims rise to two-month high

    09/03/2015 6:47:36 AM PDT · by mykroar · 5 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 9/3/2015 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of Americans who sought unemployment benefits at the end of August rose to a two-month high, but so-called initial claims are still at very low levels that suggest a low rate of layoffs in the economy. Initial jobless claims in the period running from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29 rose by 12,000 to 282,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the highest level since the end of June. Still, new claims have been under the key 300,000 level for the past six months, the longest streak since 2000. The average of new claims over the...
  • Archdiocese settles sexual abuse claims for $21 million

    08/04/2015 1:23:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-4-15 | Annysa Johnson
    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday it will pay $21 million to compensate victims of childhood sexual abuse under a settlement agreement announced Tuesday — a deal that clears the way to ending its nearly 5-year-old bankruptcy. Of the 575 men and women who filed sex abuse claims in the bankruptcy, 330 would receive financial settlements of varying amounts, to be determined by an administrator appointed by the bankruptcy court. Federal law requires the settlement to be approved by a bankruptcy judge. It's also not known how many additional millions of dollars will go to pay fees of numerous attorneys...
  • Hamas Claims Egypt Opened Fire on its 'Military Posts' in Gaza

    02/03/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 2/3/15 | Ari Yashar
    Not only has Egypt been able to expel Gazans from the border with Sinai and demolish their homes and mosques to create a counter-terror buffer zone as the world silently watches, but on Tuesday morning Egyptian troops reportedly opened fire on Hamas "military posts" in Gaza near the border with impugnity. Reports of the shootings were relayed by witnesses in Gaza to the Palestinian Arab Ma'an News Agency, although there were no reports of wounded. Iyad al-Buzm, a spokesperson for the Hamas terrorist government's "Ministry of Interior," accused the Egyptians of "firing directly and deliberately at two Palestinian military posts...
  • Holder claims ´vast amount ofdiscretion´ in enforcing laws

    04/08/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/14 | Thomas Lifson
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Eric Holder offered an alarming new doctrine for the Republic: laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers. (snip) There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Point To Firming Labor Market

    02/06/2014 6:40:10 AM PST · by mykroar · 16 replies
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labor market outlook and the broader economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 3,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast first-time applications for jobless benefits falling to 335,000 in the week ended Feb. 1. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 348,000

    01/30/2014 6:35:30 AM PST · by mykroar ^ | 1/30/14 | Reuters
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend suggested the labor market continued to heal. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 3,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast first-time applications for jobless benefits rising to 330,000 in the week ended January 25. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as it...
  • Jobless Claims - The Economic Miracle That Wasn't

    12/29/2013 5:32:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/29/13 | tyler durden
    The noise in the jobless claims data over the past few months has been unprecedented and yet the impressive jump lower in recent weeks has been trumpeted as the all-clear for Tapering and as a signal that the recovery is 'real' this time. Except, thanks to a huge 'glitch' in Florida's new CONNECT unemployment claims website, the data is completely FUBAR... Via The Miami Herald, The story so far... Florida’s ongoing claims for unemployment benefits plummeted to the lowest level in six years from mid-October to early December. The average of 20,000 fewer weekly claims from the prior nine weeks...
  • Mystery illness claims 4 lives in Montgomery County (Texas)

    12/18/2013 6:45:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 117 replies
    KHOU 11 News Houston ^ | December 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM | DREW KAREDES
    According to the health department, all of the patients have had flu-like and/or pneumonia like symptoms. However, all of them have tested negative for the flu. There have been eight confirmed patients ranging in age from 41 to 68. Four of those patients have died.
  • Obama 'certainly did not' facilitate shutdown, White House claims

    10/01/2013 8:33:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/1/13 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Tuesday that President Obama is blameless for the first government shutdown in 17 years. Asked by a reporter whether Mr. Obama bears any responsibility for the shutdown that began at midnight Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney replied, “I’m not sure what you mean.” “It is his responsibility to try to work with Congress in the spirit of compromise,” Mr. Carney said. “He certainly did not vote to shut the government down.” The president on Tuesday began referring to the crisis as a “Republican shutdown.”Mr. Carney noted that the president called Speaker John A. Boehner,...
  • Israel claims joint US missile launch in Mediterranean for 'target practice'

    09/03/2013 3:41:01 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 10 replies
    Russia’s early warning radars detected the launch of two ballistic rockets in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry stated. Israel later claimed responsibility for firing the target test rockets. The launch took place at 06:16 GMT Tuesday, according to Russia's Ministry of Defense. The trajectory of the missiles is reported to have been from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea towards the eastern landmass. Both rockets have allegedly fallen into the sea, RIA Novosti news agency reported. Russia’s President Putin has already been informed about the incident by Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. The Syrian embassy in Moscow currently...
  • Yemen claims it foiled al-Qaida plot

    08/07/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 7, 2013 10:19 EDT
    A Yemeni government spokesman claims authorities have foiled a plot by al-Qaida militants aimed at taking control of two cities in the country, then storming strategic ports and bombing gas facilities.
  • U.S. jobless claims jump to 2-month high

    07/11/2013 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7/11/13 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON— The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits in the first week of July jumped to the highest level in two months, but the increase may reflect temporary changes in summer employment patterns in large industries such as autos and education. Initial jobless claims rose by 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 360,000 in the week ended July 6, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected claims — a proxy for layoffs — to rise to 349,000 in the week ended July 6 from a slightly revised 344,000 in the prior week.
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected

    06/06/2013 6:44:43 AM PDT · by mykroar · 13 replies ^ | June 06, 2013 | Reuters
    <p>The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to moderate job growth despite slowing economic activity.</p> <p>Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 3,000 more applications received than previously reported.</p>
  • FACT CHECK: Kerry dishes some iffy claims abroad

    05/27/2013 9:39:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ap news ^ | 5/27/13 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry straddled the diplomatic boundary this weekend between presenting the best face of America and a misleading one. In a question-and-answer session with young Ethiopians on Sunday, Kerry exaggerated the U.S. record on climate change, appeared to conflate past U.S. policy on drones with President Barack Obama's new policy and gave an incomplete account of how he opposed the Iraq war. A day earlier, he struggled with economic data as well as the contents of his own department's terrorism blacklist. Here's a look at how some of his statements measured...
  • Woolwich attack: meat cleaver, knife and jihadist claims filmed on mobile

    05/22/2013 2:49:53 PM PDT · by glorgau · 64 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 22 May 2013 16.39 EDT | Vikram Dodd, Shiv Malik and Ben Quinn
    A man suspected of staging a terrorist attack that left a British soldier dead near a military barracks in London, was caught on camera clutching a meat cleaver and knife in hands apparently covered in the blood of his victim, as he justified the violence as part of a jihadist-inspired fight against the west. The incident happened in broad daylight, 400 metres from the perimeter of the Royal Artillery barracks, in Woolwich, south-east London, sparking a terrorist alert that saw the government crisis committee Cobra convene in emergency session. Hours later, David Cameron described what had occurred as "an absolutely...
  • PA Arabs Claim Bat Ayin Jews Destroyed Olive Trees, Grapevines

    04/14/2013 2:49:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/4/13 | Chana Yaar
    Palestinian Authority Arabs have accused Jews from Bat Ayin of carrying out a price tag attack last week on an old Arab farmer’s vineyard and olive grove. The accusation came in a report published on the website of the Stop The Wall organization under the self-described “Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign,” subtitled “Settlements, Land and Resource Theft, Destruction of Land.” According to the report, residents of the Judean Jewish community of Bat Ayin allegedly cut and destroyed “dozens of trees on the land of farmer Hamad Abdul Hamid Jaber” last Thursday morning, including 55 grape vines, 1 quince tree and...
  • Wrong Again: Obama Claims 40% Of Gun Sales Done Without Background Check

    03/28/2013 3:47:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/28/13 | AWR Hawkins
    During his March 28 comments on "gun violence," President Obama once again claimed that 40% of gun purchases take place without a background check. The claim is meant to apply to new gun sales and is patently false, as Breitbart News demonstrated when Obama first used the 40% figure during a speech on Jan. 16. As Breitbart News explained then, many gun grabbers get the "40%" figure from a 2011 study by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, titled: "Point, Click, Fire: An Investigation Into Illegal Online Gun Sales."
  • Initial Claims Lower Than Expected At 332K, PPI In Line With Expectations

    03/14/2013 6:39:24 AM PDT · by mykroar · 1 replies ^ | 3/14/2013 | ZeroHedge
    The grind lower in initial jobless claims continues, which from an upwardly revised 342k (was 340K) last week, declined to 332K in the most recent week ended March 9, on expectations of an increase to 350K. This was the third consecutive beat in a row and the lowest total print since January, which in turn takes it all the way back to January 2008. Continuing claims were also better than expected, dropping from an upwardly-revised 3113K, to 3024K, on expectations of a 3090K print. According to the BLS, unlike the last time we had an abnormally low print, no states...
  • Jobless Claims Drop for Third Straight Week

    03/14/2013 6:06:20 AM PDT · by mykroar · 7 replies ^ | 3/14/2013 | Reuters
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell week, the latest indication the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 332,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the third straight week of declines. The prior week's claims figure was revised to show 2,000 more applications than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had expected first-time applications last week to rise to 350,000. Read more:
  • LA school district to pay $30 million for abuse claims (58 current and former students)

    03/13/2013 2:44:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/12/13 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement with 58 current and former students at a school where an ex-teacher was accused of taking bondage-style photos of pupils, a lawyer for the district said on Tuesday. The settlement would resolve nearly half of the 129 claims filed by former students of Miramonte Elementary School, attorney David Holmquist said. **SNIP** Mark Berndt, the first of two former Miramonte teachers accused of molesting students there, made headlines when he was charged in January 2012 with 23 counts of lewd acts on children, all aged 10...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

    11/29/2012 6:20:31 AM PST · by mykroar · 8 replies ^ | 11/29/2012 | Reuters
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped for a second straight week last week, unwinding some of the storm-related surge, which has muddled the labor market picture. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 393,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised up to show 6,000 more applications than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to 390,0000 last week. The four-week moving average for new claims, a better measure of labor market trends, increased 7,500 to 405,250, the highest level since October...
  • Hamas' Claims: True or False?

    11/16/2012 1:13:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/16/12 | IDF
    Hamas has made a number of extraordinary claims in recent days. Let's go through some of them.
  • Filipino war veterans' claims

    10/19/2012 8:46:00 PM PDT · by Rabin · 13 replies
    Asia News Network ^ | October 19, 2012 | Nimfa U. Rueda
    More than 250,000 Filipinos fought for the United States during the war and were promised equal treatment as American veterans after the war. Weeks after Obama took office in 2009, Congress approved a stimulus package that included one-time payments of $15,000 to Filipino veterans in the United States and $9,000 to those living in the Philippines. Obama's administration yesterday created a working group to look into the plight of Filipino veterans.... presidential assistant Chris Lu.
  • First Time Claims for Unemployment 10/11/2012

    10/12/2012 7:30:36 AM PDT · by Positive · 7 replies
    So first time claims for Unemployment Insurance dropped by 30,000 last week, as reported yesterday??? Oh, the numbers for "one large State" were omitted??? Oh, the Wall Street Journal reported that State was Kalifornia??? Well if you go to the URL above, you will be taken to the California Employment Development Department "Quick Statistics" chart, scroll down to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics section. Then click on the "Initial Claims Filed" link. (Im sorry to say I've forgotten how to get the PDF into the body of this thread) I went back 13 years (1999) and added the claims filed...
  • Jobless Claims Stuck at Dec ’11 Level, Consumer Confidence Remains Weak

    08/30/2012 11:25:08 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/30/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Jobless claims were little changed at 374,000 in the week ended Aug. 25, matching the upwardly revised figure from the prior week, the Labor Department reported today in Washington. The four-week moving average, a less volatile measure, climbed to a six-week high. In fact, jobless claims are at December 2011 levels, indicating fear of new taxes from Obamacare and the dreaded fiscal cliff. Continuing jobless claims are stuck at March 2012 levels, not a good sign this far after the end of the recession. On the other hand, Consumer spending in the U.S. climbed in July for the first time...
  • Jobless Claims Data Posted a Day Early

    08/09/2012 11:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/9/12 | staff
    The Department of Labor inadvertently released initial jobless claims numbers on an agency website a day prior to its official Thursday release. According to a Labor Department press release, the news announcing jobless claims data was placed in an automated software system on August 8 in preparation for being posted on the Internet on August 9. Two weeks ago, new testing procedures were implemented for the automated system. "A test of the automated system that was conducted on Thursday inadvertently triggered the release of the unemployment claims report," the release said.
  • Oh, The Glory of God's Miracles!

    07/18/2012 3:13:43 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 16, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Witness a humble taxi curing some poor guy who just  left the welfare office with his disability check! -HERE-
  • Court tosses law about false claims on medals

    06/28/2012 6:34:36 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2012 | AP as seen on Fox News
    Court tosses law about false claims on medals Published June 28, 2012 Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a federal law making it a crime to lie about receiving the Medal of Honor and other prized military awards, with justices branding the false claim "contemptible" but nonetheless protected by the First Amendment. The court voted 6-3 in favor of Xavier Alvarez, a former local elected official in California who falsely said he was a decorated war veteran and had pleaded guilty to violating the 2006 law, known as the Stolen Valor Act. The law, enacted...
  • Moshe Zar: PA Land ‘Ownership’ often Meaningless

    05/29/2012 3:37:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/5/12
    Palestinian Authority Arabs’ claims to land in Judea and Samaria are often meaningless, says Moshe Zar, one of the main land salesmen in the region. The reason goes back to King Hussein’s distribution of land decades ago, he said. “Hussain wanted to compensate the Palestinian families whose relatives he had murdered, so he gave them free land,” Zar told Arutz Sheva. “In reality, the distribution of land cannot be considered to be in effect, because it does not match the conditions on the ground.” The land was given out randomly by drawing lines on a map, he explained, and many...
  • Ousted Maldives President Claims Obama Approved Islamist Coup

    04/20/2012 5:43:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/20/12 | Breitbart News
    The Washington Post reports that Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of Maldives, claims the United States has given legitimacy to the Islamist coup which deposed him. Mohamed Nasheed won the presidency in Maldives’s first multiparty elections in 2008, after a lifetime advocating democracy and human rights and several long stints in jail. Less than three years later, he was forced to resign by an angry mob of police officers and soldiers, in what he says was a coup engineered by his autocratic predecessor. “We have to have an election,” he said in an interview while visiting the Indian capital, New...
  • Jobless claims unexpectedly rise last week (up to 380,000)

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to their highest level since January, a development that could raise fears the labor market recovery was stalling after job creation slowed in March. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 380,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised up to 367,000 from the previously reported 357,000. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to 355,000 last week. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends, rose 4,250 to 368,500. The...
  • Darcy Burner's claims of a Harvard econ degree an exaggeration

    11/02/2011 9:52:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11/2/11 | Emily Heffter
    In recent weeks, Democratic congressional candidate Darcy Burner has touted her Harvard degree in economics when talking about the nation's financial crisis and her opposition to the bailout package passed by Congress. At two debates this month, she brought up her academic background in her opening statement. "I loved economics so much that I got a degree in it from Harvard," she said at an Oct. 10 debate at KCTS-TV. "Now everywhere I go in this district, the only thing people want to talk to me about is the economy." But while she took courses in economics, Burner doesn't have...
  • Weekly U.S. jobless claims dip slightly to 404,000

    10/13/2011 5:52:03 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 14 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.13.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    The number of Americans who filed applications for unemployment benefits inched down by 1,000 last week to 404,000...
  • U.S. jobless claims fall 37,000 to 391,000

    09/29/2011 5:37:23 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 77 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.29.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    New applications for unemployment benefits sank by 37,000 last week to 391,000 to mark the lowest level since April, but a government official suggested the surprising drop may have stemmed from a variety of "technical" issues...
  • Study claims RomneyCare cost MA more than 18,000 jobs

    09/15/2011 10:58:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/15/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Mitt Romney has tried to accomplish two tasks in his debate performances — defend his health-care overhaul in Massachusetts known as MassCare but often called RomneyCare, and tout his record as a governor whose policies fostered job creation in the state. A new study by a conservative think tank at Suffolk University will complicate both strategies. According to the Boston Herald, the study shows that MassCare cost the state more than 18,000 jobs since its enactment: The Bay State’s controversial 2006 universal health-care plan — also known as “Romneycare” — has cost Massachusetts more than 18,000 jobs, according to an...
  • Weekly U.S. jobless claims rise to 414,000

    09/08/2011 5:59:47 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 17 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.8.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Applications for unemployment compensation rose slightly last week, indicating little change in a weak U.S. jobs market in which net hiring remains near a standstill. Jobless claims rose to 414,000 from 412,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch forecast claims to rise to a seasonally adjusted 411,000 in the week ended Sept. 3.
  • Jobless claims in U.S. rise to 417,000

    08/25/2011 6:06:43 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 48 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.25.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    New applications for U.S. unemployment compensation rose 5,000 to 417,000 , the Labor Department said Thursday. Initial claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 412,000 from an original reading of 408,000... The average of new claims over the past four weeks, meanwhile, increased by 4,000 to 407,500...In addition, the Labor Department said the number of Americans who continue to receive state unemployment checks fell by 80,000 to 3.64 million in the week ended Aug 13. Continuing claims are reported with a one-week lag.
  • Claims of Election Fraud, Illegal Collusion Arise in Wisconsin Recall Election

    08/02/2011 5:17:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/2/11 | Brett Healy
    The MacIver News Service has reported that more than $11 million in labor union money has been shuffled into Wisconsin to fund third party political advertising to benefit the Democratic candidates. Earlier this week we also reported on a Get Out the Vote Scheme that appeared to run afoul of Wisconsin election law. The group, Wisconsin Jobs Now! was offering food and prizes to voters who then hopped in a van and were shuttled to Milwaukee City Hall to vote early via absentee ballot. (The use of ‘walking around money’
  • Kristof Claims Republicans Are 'Biggest Threat To America's National Security'

    07/24/2011 4:27:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Latest dispatch from the Department of Dissent Is No Longer Patriotic: because they won't raise taxes, Republicans are more dangerous to US national security than al Qaeda. That is the view of Nicholas Kristof in his column, "Republicans, Zealots and Our Security", in today's New York Times. View excerpts here.
  • Maddow Dishonestly Claims Texas Voter ID Law Exempts Residents with Concealed Handgun License

    07/18/2011 1:03:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/18/11 | Jack Coleman
    Never trust a source as cited by Rachel Maddow. It's not the sources themselves that are deceitful, at least much of the time. It's what she does with the information they provide that is. On her MSNBC show Friday night, for example, Maddow was riding one of her favorite hobby horses, alleging that new voter ID laws enacted or proposed in 40 states are little more than GOP-led efforts to suppress voter turnout among core Democrat constituencies. (Snip) The legislation requires voters to present one of five acceptable forms of photo ID -- a driver's license, military ID, passport, concealed
  • BP hikes claims czar's monthly fee to $1.25M

    03/25/2011 4:11:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/25/11 | Harry R. Weber
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Documents provided by the administrator of BP's claims fund for Gulf oil spill victims show the oil giant agreed to increase his law firm's monthly compensation from $850,000 to $1.25 million. The documents furnished Friday to The Associated Press include a letter from former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to claims czar Kenneth Feinberg. Mukasey stated his belief that the extra money was warranted because Feinberg's duties had grown. Mukasey was asked by Feinberg to weigh in on how reasonable his compensation was. The pay hike, detailed in a Tuesday letter from Mukasey to
  • Newsweek Writer Claims Income Inequality to Blame for Americans Failing Citizenship Test

    03/22/2011 9:43:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/22/11 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, Newsweek senior writer Andrew Romano touted a survey in the magazine's latest issue showing that 38% of Americans failed the U.S. citizenship test and claimed to know the cause: "One of the big ones is income inequality in the United States. We're one of the most in-equal societies in the developed world." Romano argued to co-host Erica Hill: "When people don't have a lot of money, there's a difficulty getting a good education, there's a lack of opportunity and a lack of knowledge. That's one of the reasons why we don't do as well...
  • Caught on Tape: Phony Falls that Cost You Money Insurance Fraud Costs American Consumers

    01/20/2011 8:31:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    * CBS Evening News Jan. 18, 2011 Caught on Tape: Phony Falls that Cost You Money Insurance Fraud Costs American Consumers $30 Billion Annually By Sharyl Attkisson Like this Story? Share it: Share On Facebook * In Florida, the _Olive Oil Woman_ picks up a bottle of olive oil, pours it on the floor, stashes it on a shelf, returns to her slick and performs not one fall, but two. In Florida, the "Olive Oil Woman" picks up a bottle of olive oil, pours it on the floor, stashes it on a shelf, returns to her slick and performs not...
  • Hamas leader claims Holocaust was a lie

    01/06/2011 9:16:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 1/6/11 | STAFF
    Anti Defamation League condemns the remarks saying, "comments are a disturbing reminder of the virulent anti-Semitism promoted by Hamas." The Anti Defamation League condemned the remarks made by a senior Hamas official on Thursday, who claimed that the Holocaust was "a lie that has crumbled," and suggested that Israel had committed "countless Holocausts" on the Palestinian people. Mahmud Zahar, a senior leader of Hamas made the remarks during a memorial service for 43 Palestinians killed at a UN school in the Jabaliya refugee camp during an Israeli military incursion into Gaza in December 2008. ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman...
  • Jobless claims rise while unit labor costs dip

    11/04/2010 9:09:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/4/10 | Lucia Mutikani
    (Reuters) - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week while unit labor costs fell in the third quarter, underlining the persistent weakness in the jobs market. Although other data on Thursday showed nonfarm productivity rebounded at a much stronger-than-expected 1.9 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the general tone remained consistent with a sluggish economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000, the Labor Department said, reversing the prior week's decline. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 443,000 from the previously reported 434,000. The government...
  • Oil Spill Compensation Czar: 110,000 Claims Have ‘Zero Documentation,’ ‘Nothing’

    10/27/2010 3:46:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 27, 2010 | Fred Lucas
    ( – Nearly two-thirds of the outstanding compensation claims from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have no documentation to backup their loss, according to the administrator in charge of distributing compensation money to the victims. Meanwhile, at least 50 claims are considered "very suspicious" and could be referred to the U.S. Department of Justice.On terms largely dictated by the Obama administration, BP, a British multi-national corporation, agreed to set up a $20 billion escrow fund and have lawyer Kenneth Feinberg independently administer it to compensate victims of the oil spill.The overwhelming number of compensation claims deal with economic loss or...
  • After MSNBC President Claims Channel Doesn't Support Libs, Network Gives Free Time to

    10/26/2010 4:28:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/26/10 | Alex Fitzsimmons
    Just days after MSNBC President Phil Griffin claimed his cable network does not use air-time to support Democratic candidates and liberal causes, evening host Lawrence O'Donnell yielded over two minutes of his eponymous program to feature's latest anti-Republican advertisement in its entirety. O'Donnell introduced the partisan attack ad as a get-out-the-vote push: "Sometimes you have to take unusual steps to get out the vote., with the help of actors Olivia Wilde from 'House' and Romany Malco from 'Weeds,' has produced a warning from the future to show you what could happen if Republicans win this
  • Rachel Maddow at Most Shameless: Claims GOP Congressman 'Received Advance Notice' of Oklahoma City

    10/19/2010 5:32:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/19/10 | Jack Coleman
    "Lean Forward," MSNBC's new slogan suggests. The better to stick a shiv in your opponent's back. Ethics-averse Rachel Maddow did exactly that on her MSNBC show last night. After disparaging Republican candidates for their gall in criticizing reckless federal spending and government-controlled health care, Maddow made this jaw-dropper of a claim -- (Snip) These two were so close to the militia movement in this country that Mr. Stockman actually received advance notice that the Oklahoma City bombing was going to happen.