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  • Chris Rock’s Oscar Monologue Review: Scathing and (Mostly) Effective (Barf Alert!)

    02/29/2016 3:48:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    Jamestown Sun ^ | 2/29/2016 | Maureen Ryan
    LOS ANGELES - Despite repeated protests about its lack of diversity over the years, Hollywood does a fine job of engaging in repetitive amnesia about its pervasive and longstanding biases. Chris Rock, in other words, was in a target-rich environment on Sunday, and he didn't waste the opportunity. Rock's scathing and generally well-crafted monologue at Sunday's Academy Awards recalled the episode of "Black-ish" that aired on the same network just a few days ago. Rock's opening minutes were entertaining, but they made an array of serious points. "Is Hollywood racist?" he asked at the mid-point of his withering monologue,...
  • Chris Rock’s schizophrenic Oscar monologue: Slaps Jada Smith, calls Hollywood racist, bashes cops

    02/29/2016 6:36:38 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 2/29/2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Comedian Chris Rock gave what has to be both the most monotonous and racially-charged Academy Award monologue in its entire history — it was 10 minutes of nothing but one #OscarsSoWhite joke after another. Then for the cherry on top, he shouted out “Black lives matter!” at the end. Rock hit the audience right out of the starting gate. “Man, I counted at least 15 black people on that montage,” he said. “Hey, well, I’m here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the white People’s Choice Awards. You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job....
  • Oscars Ratings: Return Of Chris Rock Sees Show Hit 8-Year Low

    02/29/2016 6:27:30 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 61 replies ^ | 2/29/16 | Dominic Patten
    Chris Rock came out swinging in one of the best opening monologues in years and took on the diversity controversy from the get-go at the 88th Academy Awards. Last night also saw Brie Lawson win Best Actress, Leonardo DiCaprio snag Best Actor in his fifth nomination, Alejandro G. Ińárritu was named Best Director and Spotlight won Best Picture. With all that, the Oscars themselves had a not such a great night with a 23.1/37 in metered market results. That’s down 6% from the 24.6/39 that the ceremony got last year in early results from the 56 markets across the country....
  • White House Misses Deadline to Deliver ISIS Strategy to Congress

    02/18/2016 8:50:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 17, 2016 | 5:12 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    The House Armed Services Committee noted Tuesday that the Obama administration missed their February 15 deadline to deliver a strategy to counter violent extremist groups in the Middle East, such as ISIS and al Qaeda, as required by the National Defense Authorization Act. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, harshly criticized President Obama's failure to meet the deadline. [...] Section 1222 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY16, signed by President Obama in November, "requires the Secretaries of State and Defense to deliver a strategy for the Middle East and countering violent extremism no...
  • Voter Registration Deadline in Ohio

    02/12/2016 11:47:39 AM PST · by jokemoke · 6 replies
    Voter Registration Deadline in Ohio & Absentee Ballot
  • Effort Underway to Block State Dept From Delaying Clinton Email Release

    01/25/2016 6:23:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 25, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Blaming 'oversight' and the blizzard that hit Washington, D.C., the State Department on Friday sought to delay the release of the last batch of 55,000 emails scheduled for Jan. 29. But the journalist who forced the State Department to release them to begin with is having none of it. Lawyers for Vice News reporter Jason Leopold filed a motion on Monday in an attempt to prevent the Department's request to extend the deadline until Feb. 29, conveniently after the first four state nominating contests.  The Obama administration "has failed to show good cause for the requested extension, that it is necessary or...
  • State dumps thousands of Clinton emails at 1 a.m.

    01/08/2016 10:04:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-8-16 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials released roughly 2,900 pages of Hillary Clinton's private emails early Friday morning, several hours past their target of late Thursday evening. State first set a broad target of somewhere between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday. But as the night wore on, that shifted to a 2 a.m. estimate. They were finally released right around 1 a.m. The late release was on top of State's failure to release all the emails by New Year's Eve. Instead of releasing everything on Dec. 31, State said it needed another few days to finish the group of Clinton messages. The...
  • Hillary and the mystery of the vanishing woman who decided which of her emails...

    11/24/2015 8:48:37 AM PST · by Twotone · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Heather Samuelson was the Clinton aide who was tasked to go through the former secretary of state's emails and then, later on, was to take a job with the 2016 campaign.
  • At I-75 and University Parkway, it's construction vs. the clock

    09/22/2015 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | September 12, 2015 | Emily Le Coz
    In a state where four out of five traffic improvement projects bust their original deadlines, Florida transportation officials expect to beat the odds with one of the largest jobs ever undertaken in the Sarasota-Manatee region. Construction of the state’s first diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 75 and University Parkway, which began Aug. 3 and is set for two years, will end before the September 2017 World Rowing Championships draw tens of thousands of visitors to nearby Nathan Benderson Park, state officials promise. But the timeline leaves Prince Contracting, the Tampa-based company that won the $74.5 million contract, just one month...
  • Obama threatens to veto Iran bill

    03/01/2015 4:59:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/28/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama on Saturday threatened to veto a bipartisan bill that would allow Congress to weigh in on any nuclear deal the administration reached with Iran. "The President has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement to The Hill. "If this bill is sent to the President, he will veto it. We are in the final weeks of an international negotiation. We should give our negotiators the best chance of success, rather than complicating their efforts," she added. The threat comes...
  • Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

    01/29/2015 12:45:54 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29 2015 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Linda Sieg
    AMMAN/TOKYO - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist, Kenji Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi was not freed. The latest audio recording, which could not be verified by Reuters, was posted on YouTube early on Thursday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Senate Democrats give Obama an Iran deadline (Menendez still ticked)

    01/27/2015 3:12:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Kristina Wong
    Ten Senate Democrats warned the White House in a letter Tuesday that they will support legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran if a framework to roll back the country’s nuclear program isn’t reached within two months. "In acknowledgement of your concern regarding congressional action on legislation at this moment, we will not vote for this legislation on the Senate floor before March 24," said the letter, led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is the co-author of Iran sanctions legislation. "After March 24, we will only vote for this legislation on the Senate floor if Iran fails to reach agreement...
  • Iran nuclear talks deadline may be extended to March: officials

    11/20/2014 7:22:27 AM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:09am EST | Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi
    VIENNA - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and Western powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Vienna later for what Washington and its allies had hoped would be the culmination of months of difficult diplomacy between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. The aim is to remove sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its atomic program, but the talks have long been deadlocked:...
  • Can the Palestinian Authority survive without the IDF?

    10/21/2014 4:54:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 20/10/14 | Elhanan Miller
    The Palestinian leadership is bound for the UN Security Council, where it will demand a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank. But, given the risk of a swift Hamas takeover of the West Bank, a former Israeli security official questioned the sincerity of the Palestinian demand, speculating that it may be acting against its own self-interest just to spite Israel. Addressing donor states in a conference for the rehabilitation of Gaza last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas did not cite November 2016 as the final date by which Israeli troops are to leave the West Bank (as...
  • Abbas to Present 'Deadline' for Israel to 'End Occupation'

    08/24/2014 8:57:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is continuing his quest to unilaterally achieve a Palestinian state. Aides to Abbas on Sunday told The Associated Press (AP) that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to withdraw back to the pre-1967 borders and make way for an independent Palestinian state. Abbas is expected to unveil his proposal as part of a "day after" plan following the current war in Gaza, likely at a meeting of the Palestinian leadership on Tuesday, said the aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity. With no end in sight...
  • Never mind that March 31 Obamacare enrollment deadline

    03/26/2014 7:16:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/26/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Once again, the Obama administration is rewriting Obamacare on the fly, in response to political convenience. Amy Goldstein of the Washington Post reports: The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health-care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline. Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension. Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an...
  • U.S. to allow some people to enroll in Obamacare after deadline (.. under certain circumstances)

    03/21/2014 7:10:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/21/14 | David Morgan - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will soon issue new Obamacare guidelines allowing people to enroll in health coverage after a March 31 deadline, but only under certain circumstances, according to sources close to the administration. The sources said the new federal guidelines for consumers in the 36 states served by the federal health insurance marketplace and its website,, would allow people to enroll after March 31 if they had tried earlier and were prevented by system problems including technical glitches. On Friday, the administration published in the Federal Register new regulations that would allow state-run marketplaces new flexibility...
  • Poll: Less than half aware of March ObamaCare deadline

    01/27/2014 1:10:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/14 | Elise Viebeck
    Fewer than half of the respondents in a new poll know they must carry health insurance by the end of March in order to avoid a penalty under ObamaCare. Most people said the cutoff would be delayed, regardless, because of problems with the healthcare rollout and in line with other enactment deadlines that have been changed, the survey found. The level of public confusion about the healthcare law became clear when people were asked to identify the deadline for complying with the individual mandate to carry health coverage. Fewer than half (45 percent) correctly said March 31, 2014. Another 24...
  • Crisis: Reid calls “special meeting” of Senate Democrats on ObamaCare

    11/13/2013 4:40:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Hot ^ | November 13, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I don’t get it. Sebelius claims that “the marketplace is working.” What is there to talk about? Actually, I can think of two items on the agenda. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday will convene a special meeting of the Senate Democratic caucus and senior White Officials to discuss the troubled rollout of ObamaCare…The Senate leader said President Obama called him Tuesday evening to discuss healthcare and other issues.Several Democrats have signed onto a proposal sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) that would force insurance companies to let people keep their health plans if they like them.Sen. Tim...
  • Administration accused of ‘burying’ ObamaCare changes, as another (penalty) deadline moves

    10/12/2013 12:06:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/11/13
    The Obama administration is being accused of "burying" key changes to the federal health care overhaul, as discontent grows about the roll-out of the law. The latest surprise came this week, when the Associated Press reported that individuals will have to obtain insurance coverage by mid-February in order to avoid an IRS penalty. That's six weeks earlier than the March 31 deadline that previously was cited. While an administration official confirmed the moved-up deadline to the AP, the reason the public now knows about it is because tax preparation company Jackson Hewitt pointed it out.
  • Unpublished CRS Memo: Obama Administration Missed Half Of Obamacare's Legally Imposed Deadlines

    08/19/2013 8:09:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/19/2013 | Avik Roy
    In recent months, President Obama and his subordinates have waived or delayed a number of Obamacare’s notable features, such as the law’s employer mandate, and its procedures for protecting taxpayers from fraud and identity theft. Earlier this month, in that context, I obtained a heretofore-unpublished memorandum from the Congressional Research Service. The CRS, Congress’ non-partisan in-house think tank, compiled 82 deadlines that the Affordable Care Act mandates upon the first three years of its own implementation. Remarkably, it turns out that the White House has missed half of the deadlines legally required by the ACA. And some of those deadlines...
  • Jackson (Junior) campaign misses another federal report deadline

    08/06/2013 5:44:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/05/13 | Katherine Skiba
    <p>According to FEC records, the campaign has missed its last three report deadlines and has not filed a disclosure since December, a few weeks after Jackson resigned from office.</p> <p>The FEC's warning letters have gone to Jackson's treasurer, Vickie Pasley, a Chicago attorney. "It is important that you file this report immediately," a commission official wrote her Friday when it sought financial information for this year's second quarter.</p>
  • Tense Egypt awaits army move after deadline

    07/03/2013 6:22:19 AM PDT · by bert · 11 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 07/03/13 | staff
    Army ultimatum to resolve political crisis expires at 14:30 GMT with leaks projecting draft constitution to be scrapped. Egypt is bracing for a showdown between the military and President Mohammed Morsi, who has rejected an army ultimatum to end a political crisis with his opponents, vowing to stay in office. The ultimatum expires at 4:30pm (14:30 GMT) on Wednesday but the army said on its Facebook page that it had set no times for issuing statements or speeches. The political wing of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood refused an invitation to meet the armed forces commander on Wednesday, hours before deadline....
  • North Korea tells Brit diplomats to get out — then sets chilling April 10 deadline

    04/05/2013 12:42:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Sun ^ | 4/5/13 | Jack Losh
    Crackpot Kim Jong-un’s regime today issued a chilling threat to British diplomats warning them to get out of Pyongyang. Alarmingly the North Korean government said it would not be able to guarantee the safety of embassies from April 10. Russian diplomats have also been advised to evacuate. Today the Foreign Office added that it is “considering next steps” after the threat. It is still unclear why next Wednesday has been set as a deadline – but it is sure to spark fears despot Kim Jong-un will launch an attack after that date.
  • Again: Obama Misses Another Budget Deadline

    02/04/2013 5:07:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 4, 2013 | Guy Benson
    We've known this failure was forthcoming for some time, but it's still worth flagging for several reasons, which we'll get to momentarily.  First, the basics:   Monday marked the deadline set in law for President Obama to submit a budget, but he missed it — making this the fourth time in his five years in office that he's failed to submit the blueprint on time. That makes his record equal to the three previous presidents combined, who spanned 20 years in office. This year, Mr. Obama blamed the late passage of his tax increase deal early last month. "Because these issues were not...
  • Ryan asks if Obama will meet deadline to submit a budget request this year

    01/09/2013 7:00:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/13 | Erik Wasson
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday asked the White House if it will once again miss the legal deadline for submitting an annual budget to Congress. Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution in 2009. “Given the critical importance of addressing our nation´s fiscal problems, I am writing to ask whether the President will submit
  • US sets deadline for Iran to cooperate with IAEA

    11/29/2012 4:32:13 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/29/12
    The United States effectively set a March deadline on Thursday for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation, saying it would otherwise urge reporting the issue to the U.N. Security Council. The comments by U.S. diplomat Robert Wood to the 35-nation governing board of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency signalled Washington's growing frustration at the lack of results in the IAEA's inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's nuclear programme. Iran denies the charge. "If by March Iran has not begun substantive cooperation with the IAEA, the United States ... would urge the board...
  • VA absentee by mail ballot deadline TODAY, Oct. 30 at 5 pm

    10/30/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    See This form must be printed and faxed/carried in to your city/county registrar's office by 5 pm today to request a ballot be mailed to you.
  • U.S. officials concede American lives were sacrificed in rush to implement Obama's Afghan strategy

    09/03/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 12 replies
    U.S. and NATO officials have acknowledged that, in the rush to implement the President's politically calculated troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Afghan troops were not properly vetted, which resulted in the deaths of 45 coalition members - most of them Americans - at the hands of their supposed Afghan allies. Hence, in an extremely belated response, the senior commander of U.S. special forces in Afghanistan has finally decided to suspend training for all new Afghan recruits until they can be re-vetted... The spike in green-on-blue attacks has forced NATO officials to concede the 'painful truth': Many of the attacks might have...
  • Bitter Harvest (Oliver North)

    08/16/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 17, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In December 2009, our commander in chief went to West Point and proclaimed that he would withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014. Since then, he has proudly emphasized that "We are on a course to end this war responsibly." Now U.S. and NATO troops and loyal Afghan soldiers and police officers are reaping the bitter harvest of the seeds that Barack Obama planted with those words. Over the last 10 days, in five separate incidents, seven American military personnel were killed in what used to be called "green on blue attacks" — where Afghan soldiers or...
  • Lawyer: Angela Corey missed deadline to release evidence

    04/28/2012 8:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | April 28, 2012 | Sean Lavin, Assignment Editor
    SANFORD, Fla. - As controversy over the $200,000 George Zimmerman raised on PayPal took center stage Friday, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's decision to ignore legal questions raised over whether she's obeying Florida's public record law went largely unnoticed. But the issue of whether Corey has the legal right to continue preventing the public from seeing the evidence she says proves Zimmerman committed the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin seems to be coming to a head. The special prosecutor's office on Friday refused to make that evidence public -- even though an attorney fighting for the public's access insists Friday...
  • White House Misses Deadline for Solyndra Subpoena

    11/10/2011 11:03:18 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-10-11 | Fox News and Ed Henry
    The White House on Thursday missed the deadline for responding to the Republican-approved subpoena issued last week demanding the White House turn over "all documents" pertaining to the Solyndra loan guarantee. White House aides told Fox News there are no plans to produce more documents on the bankrupt solar panel firm until Republicans agree to narrow the scope of their request. When Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week approved the subpoena, they requested documents "referring or relating in any way" to the loan guarantee. The White House rejected the request as "overbroad" and accused Republicans of...
  • Wisconsin: Largest state unions won't seek recertification by Thursday deadline

    09/21/2011 1:13:25 PM PDT · by UB355 · 61 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 9/21/2011 | Jason Stein
    Largest state unions won't seek recertification by Thursday deadline Madison - By the end of Thursday, the major state employee unions covering tens of thousands of workers will have effectively lost their official status. Top leaders for those unions say they won't seek to meet the high hurdle for keeping that current status laid out in Gov. Scott Walker's union bargaining law. With a deadline set for the close of business Thursday, so far only four smaller state unions have said they'll seek to keep their status by winning a difficult recertification election. Marty Beil, executive director of the 23,000-member...
  • "DEATH PANEL" DEADLINE - Friday, September 2

    08/31/2011 6:30:06 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies
    CCHC ^ | 8-31-11 | twila brase
    The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), established under Obamacare, has asked the American public to comment on the Institute's definition of "patient-centered outcomes research." DEADLINE - THIS Friday, September 2. In short, PCORI's definition is deceptive and leaves the public thinking that PCORI (pronounced "pee-CORE-ee") is going to do great work. However, the definition is not patient-centered. It's government-centered. Despite assertions to the contrary, the controversial "comparative effectiveness research" will be used by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make insurance coverage decisions for all citizens.
  • GOP leaders ignore Obama’s deadline

    07/17/2011 10:11:24 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/16/11 | Alexander Bolton
    House Republican leaders have missed a 36-hour deadline President Obama set during a Thursday meeting for lawmakers to give him a plan to avert a national default. The deadline came and went Saturday morning without a response from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Instead, Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) plan to move the Cut, Cap and Balance Act on the floor next week, which would require passage of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution before the debt limit is raised. A House GOP leadership aide said at noontime Saturday that Boehner and Cantor did not send...
  • White House misses deadline for solar panels

    06/21/2011 7:36:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    White House misses deadline for solar panels By: Darius Dixon June 21, 2011 09:17 AM EDT The official onset of summer signals the Obama administration's unmet deadline to install solar panels at the world's most famous address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced in October that after a nearly three-decade hiatus. the White House would once again have a solar water-heating system mounted on its roof, as well as photovoltaic cells. Chu said the panels would be up “by the end of this spring." Spring ended Monday, and the panels aren't there. "The Energy Department remains on the...
  • 24-hour deadline to send RR birthday greetings to Nancy Reagan!

    01/27/2011 10:47:09 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 1 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Jan. 27, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    . . . (Photoshop by Politico) While President Ronald Reagan's name and visage is being invoked to sell Socialist policies (something that must have him turning in his Simi Valley grave), his own son writes that his father had Alzheimer's disease while still president. Poor Nancy.  This must be developing into an annus horribilus. Here's one way we can let her know that we hold her late husband in higher esteem than this. Send me your personal birthday message to Mrs. Reagan on the occasion of her “Ronnie’s” special day -- his 100th birthday observance coming up on Feb. 6th....
  • Obamacare Misses Major Deadlines (CRS: Commiecare™ a bloated, bureaucratic failure)

    10/05/2010 5:06:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/05/10 | Connie Hair
    Obamacare Misses Major Deadlinesby Connie Hair 10/05/2010 The largest, most sweeping government takeover of health care in modern history is a bloated, bureaucratic failure according to the latest Congressional Research Service (CRS) report. At the six month mark, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has already missed one-third of the new law’s mandated deadlines. And they want to run the nation's healthcare system? The new report was requested of the non-partisan CRS by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), one of two physicians currently serving in the U.S. Senate, along with Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). From...
  • Make Online donation to your favorite candidates tonight, 3rd Qtr FEC - Matching Funds

    09/30/2010 7:18:42 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 22 replies
    vanity | September 30, 2010 | steelers6
    Donate to your favorite candidates by midnight tonight. FEC 3rd Quarter reporting deadline and matching funds. Here are some links to good candidates Rand Paul is having a moneybomb telethon tonight, he’s coming up on $300,000 since yesterday morning Joe Miller for US Senate has raised $430,000 Sharron Angle for US Senate nearly $1.8 million in Sept Christine O’Donnell for US Senate had raise $2.6 mil in 2 weeks after primary win Michael Labno for US Senate Adam Kinzinger US congress has raised Bobby Schilling for US Congress Randy Hultgren for US Congress...
  • State Gains Exception from Law on Military Ballots

    09/11/2010 2:19:29 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    The failure of military ballots to be mailed out in a timely manner during the 2008 election inspired Congress to enact legislation requiring a minimum of 45 days between the mailing of ballots and election day. It was believed that this would provide enough time for most overseas troops to cast votes that could be counted. The Obama dministration, however, just granted an exemption to the state of Wisconsin—allowing military ballots to be sent only 32 days prior to election day. Attorney General Eric Holder defended the exemption calling the “effort of state election officials to conduct elections as they...
  • White House says Afghan deadline 'non-negotiable'

    08/16/2010 11:04:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/10 | AFP
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AFP) – The White House said Monday that July 2011 was a "non-negotiable" deadline for starting a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, while insisting that President Barack Obama and his top general in Kabul were on the same page. The White House was quizzed about a seeming disconnect between the two after General David Petraeus said in an interview aired Sunday that he could seek a delay in the troop drawdown if conditions on the ground required it. "I think the president has been quite clear in explaining that it's a process, not an event, and that it's conditions-based,"...
  • Disaster by timetable: How US could lose Iraq peace

    02/22/2010 4:22:10 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies · 287+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2010 | ARTHUR HERMAN
    It's a bizarre sight watching Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama trying to grab the credit for American success in the war in Iraq -- a war of which both were outspoken critics. It's a little like someone who's been throwing rocks at a drowning man, demanding a lifesaving medal when the man manages to swim to shore. But now the crucial issue isn't the credit for winning the war. It's whether Obama is up to winning the peace. Simply rechristening the operations in Iraq from Iraqi Freedom to New Dawn, as Obama did this last week, won't cut...
  • New Friday deadline looming for Port of Oakland truckers (CARB Thugocracy to determine who works)

    02/02/2010 10:26:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 492+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/2/10 | Cecily Burt
    Port of Oakland truckers are facing another deadline: They have until Friday to line up financing to pay for diesel filters or new trucks to comply with the state's strict air quality rules that went into effect Jan. 1. Drivers who are not able to purchase the new equipment will not be able to haul cargo at the Port after Feb. 15, but organizations who are offering low-cost loans to pay for the filters say they have received fewer applications than they expected. About 1,300 drivers who haul cargo for the Port were denied grant funding for filters and trucks...
  • No deadline for troops withdrawal from Afghanistan: Obama admn

    09/07/2009 8:00:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 583+ views
    Times of India ^ | 9/7/09 | staff
    ASHINGTON: The Obama Administration has declined to set a deadline for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, arguing that the situation there is different from that of Iraq and 9/11 plotters are still holed up in the Af-Pak region and planning attack against the US. "We have a different situation in Afghanistan. It is actually the place that - Afghanistan and Pakistan - where the folks who attacked us on 9/11 are holed up and plotting against us still," David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to the US President, told the NBC news channel in an interview.
  • California to miss budget deadline, "meltdown" nears

    06/15/2009 9:38:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 2,859+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/09 | Reuters
    SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – California lawmakers were poised to miss their constitutional deadline on Monday for a state budget, bringing the state's government closer to running out of cash. Democrats and Republicans in the legislature's budget conference committee worked through Monday afternoon on a variety of proposals addressing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to close a $24.3 billion budget shortfall, but they failed to find common ground on its most dramatic proposal: eliminating the state's welfare system. "This meeting is not headed in that direction," Republican Assemblyman Roger Niello said. California's revenues are plunging amid recession, rising unemployment and the prolonged...
  • Barack Obama: Iran must meet nuclear deadline

    05/19/2009 9:46:04 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 29 replies · 698+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 19, 2009
    US President Barack Obama has told Iran it has until the end of the year to respond to his diplomatic outreach over stopping its nuclear programme. Speaking after talks with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, Mr Obama said that the US wants to bring Iran into the world community. But he added: "We're not going to have talks forever." Israel is deeply concerned about Iran's perceived attempts to build a nuclear weapon, assuming that the anti-Israeli government in Tehran might target the Jewish state, which lies within easy range. Beyond that, the Iranian government has sponsored anti-Israeli...
  • Report: U.S., Allies Put October Deadline on Progress from Iran

    05/15/2009 11:22:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 326+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 5/15/2009 | Ernie Singer
    ( The United States and its European allies have set a target of early October to determine whether engagement with Iran is making progress or should lead to sanctions, according senior officials quoted Thursday by the Wall Street Journal. The officials said there are specific tests of that progress. They include willingness by the Tehran government to let United Nations monitors make snap inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities, as well as a halt in uranium enrichment if new economic sanctions are put off ahead of formal negotiations.
  • New General Motors CEO Asked if He Can Meet Obama's 60-Day Deadline - Video 3/30/09

    03/31/2009 7:44:18 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 569+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 31, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Newly installed CEO of General Motors Fritz Henderson talked with CBS News' Katie Couric last night about whether or not GM can meet President Obama's 60-day deadline for getting the things turned around. Couric also asked Henderson if it is "appropriate" that the Federal Government essentially forced the former CEO out and replaced him. Henderson said the government set forth what needed to happen at GM and the former CEO felt he needed to step aside. Shockingly, Couric actually asked the key question. It is not appropriate for the President of the United States to be dictating personnel decisions or...

    03/04/2009 2:54:33 PM PST · by airborne · 22 replies · 548+ views
    NHL website ^ | 3/4/09 | various
    The trade deadline has come and gone, and there were some big deals! And some big signings of key players to their respective teams that will tighten the race towards the playoffs even more!
  • Lufkin mayor supports I-69 &#8212; if it follows current U.S. 59

    04/13/2008 5:44:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies · 1,404+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | April 12, 2008 | Brittony Lund
    Despite the uproar over the state's proposal to build Trans-Texas Corridor 69 through East Texas, Lufkin's mayor says he supports the highway — as long as it follows the path of the current U.S. Highway 59. The Trans Texas Corridor/I-69 project is a statewide network of transportation routes in Texas that will incorporate existing and new highways, railways and utility right-of-ways. Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed road can go online to TxDOT has expanded its public comment period for TTC-69 to Friday, April 18. Gov. Rick Perry appointed Gorden, along with 17 other Texans, to an I-69...