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  • 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 HealthCare.gov, 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, HealthCare.gov, 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 Air.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 http://www.gopabsentee.com 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 http://www.randpaul2010.com/ Joe Miller for US Senate has raised $430,000 https://joemiller.us/splash1/widgets.php?refid=frontpage Sharron Angle for US Senate nearly $1.8 million in Sept http://sharronangle.com/ Christine O’Donnell for US Senate had raise $2.6 mil in 2 weeks after primary win http://christine2010.com/ Michael Labno for US Senate https://www.labno4senate.com/money-bomb.html Adam Kinzinger US congress has raised http://electadam.com/ Bobby Schilling for US Congress http://www.bobby2010.com/ 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
    (IsraelNN.com) 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...
  • NHL TRADE DEADLINE '09

    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 www.keeptexasmoving.com. 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...
  • McLennan County awaiting plans for Trans Texas Corridor

    04/09/2008 5:10:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 420+ views
    The Lariat Online (Baylor University) ^ | April 9, 2008 | Victoria Mgbemena
    As the state's population continues to grow in its urban centers, expansion plans for the highway system continue to be the focus for transportation improvements. The Trans Texas Corridor proposal is aimed to alleviate traffic congestion, improve air quality and provide safer traveling for drivers, among other goals. In 2002, Texas Governor Rick Perry released the plan to create the passageway, which spans northeast from Laredo to Oklahoma and is set to total 4,000 miles in the next 50 years. The $140 billion project calls for the incorporation of new toll roads, commuter railways, power lines and gas pipelines, while...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor foes march on Capitol

    04/06/2008 1:02:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies · 647+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | April 6, 2008 | Patrick George
    For Peyton Gilbert, the battle over the Trans-Texas Corridor is reminiscent of the moment in 1836 when Lt. Col. William Travis drew a line in the sand at the Alamo and invited those willing to fight thousands of Mexican soldiers to step across. "That line in the sand is the Trans-Texas Corridor, and it's a threat to our sovereignty again, just like at the Alamo," said Gilbert, 14, who is from Whitehouse, near Tyler. Gilbert was among a large crowd of people who marched down Congress Avenue to the Capitol on Saturday afternoon to demonstrate against the proposed highway-rail-utility corridor...
  • Corridor comment period extended to April 18

    04/02/2008 6:15:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 150+ views
    The Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster ^ | April 1, 2008 | Stephen Palkot
    Thanks to an extended comment deadline, almost three weeks remain for people to let their feelings be known about the Trans-Texas Corridor. The most recent study of the proposal, which includes a stretch in Fort Bend County, must be approved by the federal government for the Texas Department of Transportation to proceed with planning and, eventually, construction. TxDOT and the Federal Highway Administration have extended their formal comment period through April 18. During this time, individuals are encouraged to submit written comments on either the project itself or what is called the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS), which is a...
  • Gorden named to I-69/TTC advisory committee

    04/01/2008 5:50:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies · 239+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | April 1, 2008 | Gary Willmon
    Lufkin Mayor Jack Gorden has been selected by the Texas Transportation Committee to serve on a citizens' advisory committee for putting together information regarding the proposed Interstate 69/Trans-Texas Corridor. According to Texas Department of Transportation officials, advisory committee members represent a cross-section of community and business leaders, landowners, local transportation experts and others. "Our goal is to enhance the public dialogue and meaningfully involve more Texans in transportation decisions," said Texas Transportation Commission Chair Hope Andrade. "These committees will have an important seat at the table as we work together to shape the future of transportation for our state." Gorden...
  • Officials: 'Trans-Texas Corridor' a taboo, but need real

    03/28/2008 5:55:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 758+ views
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | March 28, 2008 | Gordon Dickson
    FORT WORTH -- The Trans-Texas Corridor is now so controversial, merely uttering the words in most political circles is taboo. "We're calling it a 'regional loop' because you can't say 'Trans-Texas Corridor' in the state of Texas anymore," said Michael Morris, transportation director for the North Central Texas Council of Governments. "The Trans-Texas Corridor is a lightning rod," he told visiting state representatives this week while explaining how the corridor would connect to regional highways by 2030. Opposition to the proposed construction of a $184 billion network of toll roads during the next 50 years is so strong statewide that...
  • McReynolds to TxDOT: 'Drop I-69/TTC absurdity'

    03/26/2008 5:37:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies · 671+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | March 25, 2008 | Gary Willmon
    State Rep. Jim McReynolds has sent a letter to the Texas Department of Transportation saying he thinks TxDOT should drop the idea of tying the Trans-Texas Corridor in with plans for routing Interstate 69 through East Texas. McReynolds says tremendous negative outcry from his constituents and other East Texas residents has made it clear to him no one wants infrastructure that massive and disruptive to the quality of life to be built, taking big swaths out of the Pineywoods countryside. "Within the past several weeks, I have personally attended every TxDOT hearing held in my district regarding this proposed corridor,"...
  • Conservatives in Pennsylvania should register Democrat by Monday Primary Deadline

    03/21/2008 9:27:05 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 57 replies · 990+ views
    Tribune-Democrat ^ | March 21, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    DEADLINE to Register is March 24th in Pennsylvania BY JULIE BENAMATI The Tribune-Democrat As Monday’s deadline fast approaches to sign up to vote in Pennsylvania’s presidential primary, elections offices in Cambria and Somerset counties report a significant increase in Democratic registrations. Political party leaders say the contest between Democratic hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton is bringing new voters to the polls – and causing some to change party affiliation altogether. Cambria County’s election office has seen 955 new voter registrations since October, and 377 voters have changed parties in the past four weeks – about 90 percent of...
  • NAFTA opponents seek resolution

    03/18/2008 1:17:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 103 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Lawrence Journal-World ^ | March 18, 2008 | Scott Rothschild
    Topeka — Agreements with Mexico and Canada are setting the stage for construction of a huge highway that will gobble up Kansans’ property and jeopardize U.S. security, representatives from a wide range of groups said Monday. “Through incrementalism, apathy and inattention, our national sovereignty is being sacrificed on a cross of greed, socialism and globalism,” said state Rep. Judy Morrison, R-Shawnee. Morrison has introduced House Concurrent Resolution 5033 urging Congress to withdraw from further participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement and Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. At a hearing before the House Federal and State Affairs...
  • Anti-corridor groups apprise locals of ways to 'just say no to TTC'

    03/17/2008 5:19:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 513+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | March 17, 2008 | Steven Alford
    Plots by Communists to infiltrate America. The disintegration of borders and rural areas. Citizens mobilizing and rising up against government agencies and big business. It all sounds like the plot for a summer blockbuster, but it's something that could be happening in your own backyard. These were just a few of the topics addressed in the "How to fight the TTC" workshop, held Monday at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center in Lufkin. The conference served as an informational meeting aimed at informing citizens and local government officials how they can unite in trying to stop the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor project....
  • Anti-corridor groups plan Monday workshop at civic center

    03/16/2008 3:04:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 1,437+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | March 16, 2008 | Steven Alford
    There's been a lot of talk about the new Trans-Texas Corridor — the next-generation "super-highway" — and opinions are varying. Now the debate is coming to Lufkin's doorstep. On Monday, the American Land Foundation, Stewards of the Range and TURF will hold a workshop at Lufkin's Pitser Garrison Civic Center on how to stop the Trans-Texas Corridor 69. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A portion of Texas citizens have voiced their opposition to the TTC-69 in public meetings held by the Texas Department of Transportation, but believing they are not being heard, four cities and their...
  • Deadline looms for ‘corridor’ comments

    03/15/2008 4:08:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 410+ views
    The Brenham Banner-Press ^ | March 15, 2008 | Alan Nieschwietz
    Time is almost up for Texas residents who wish to submit a comment on the proposed Trans Texas Corridor, which must be received by the Texas Department of Transportation by Wednesday. Submissions of comments would have to be made either by mail or online at this point, and can be sent to I-69/TTC, P.O. Box 14428, Austin, TX 78761, or go to keeptexasmoving.com, then click on “question or comment” on the left side of the screen. Previously, throughout February and March, TxDOT held 47 well-attended hearings at which oral comments from the public were taken into account. The TTC has...
  • ON DEADLINE: Race is Obama's to lose (It's panic-button time.)

    02/20/2008 12:48:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 120+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/20/08 | Ron Fournier - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Democratic nomination is now Barack Obama's to lose. After 10 consecutive defeats — including a heartbreaker in tailor-made Wisconsin on Tuesday — Hillary Rodham Clinton can't win the nomination unless Obama makes a major mistake or her allies reveal something damaging about the Illinois senator's background. Don't count her out quite yet, but Wisconsin revealed deep and destructive fractures in the Clinton coalition. It's panic-button time. That explains why Clinton's aides accused Obama of plagiarism for delivering a speech that included words that had first been uttered by Deval Patrick, the Massachusetts governor and a friend of...
  • US warning to North Korea as nuclear deadline lapses (State Dept poodles yapping)

    01/01/2008 12:47:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 210+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/31/07
    US warning to North Korea as nuclear deadline lapses Mon Dec 31, 3:26 PM ET The United States warned North Korea Monday of potential economic and political fallout after the Stalinist state failed to meet a year-end deadline to come clean on its nuclear activity. The State Department said its top envoy on the nuclear issue, Christopher Hill, was expected to hold talks with officials from Japan, South Korea, China and Russia to chart the next steps. Department spokesman Tom Casey confirmed that North Korea, to no one's surprise, had failed to deliver a declaration detailing its atomic programs by...
  • German suspects had deadline for attacks-report (Sept 15)

    09/09/2007 10:21:14 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 23 replies · 913+ views
    reuters ^ | September 8, 2007 | Erik Kirschbaum
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Three suspected Islamist militants who were planning to attack American targets in Germany had orders to act by Sept. 15 and knew police were hot on their trail before their arrest, a magazine said on Saturday. The plan was foiled on Tuesday when police arrested two German converts to Islam and a Turk in the biggest German police investigation in the last 30 years. According to surveillance details published in Der Spiegel magazine, the men had been given a two-week deadline for their planned strikes in a late August call from northern Pakistan that was monitored by...