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  • Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren end Ryan Lochte endorsement deals

    08/22/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | FoxNews/AP
    Ralph Lauren announced Monday it would not renew its sponsorship contract with Ryan Lochte, becoming the second company to drop the U.S. Olympic swimmer in the wake of his scandal in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Monday, Speedo USA executives said the company would drop its sponsorship of Lochte and donate $50,000 to charity. In Ralph Lauren's case, the company stated its contract with Lochte was for the 2016 Rio Olympics only, and would not be renewed. "Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody."
  • Trump Hillary Fight - Judge Napolitano: Hillary Sold Arms to Qatar [The REAL Hillary]

    07/28/2016 12:12:58 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 15 replies ^ | December 14, 2015 | Fox News, YouTube post by Desert Sky
    See video at link. Trump counters hillary's statement that he is dangerous. Judge Andrew Napolitano cites a federal case in Arizona that uncovers hillary clinton's illegal arms sales to Qatar. Recently uncovered emails confirm hillary clinton's illegal arms sales to Qatar, and those arms ended up in Libya, Syria, and al Qaeda. HILLARY CLINTON KNOWLYING SOLD ARMS TO AN INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.....Democrats, imagine if George W. Bush did this.....WILL YOU EVER TURN ON HILLARY THE PSYCHOPATH?! HILLARY THE WAR CRIMINAL! HILLARY IS A CRIMINAL!!!
  • YouTube June 24, 2014: HILLARY Clinton "Took Me Through Hell" Says 12yr. Old RAPE Victim!

    03/07/2016 5:12:50 AM PST · by Mr Apple · 98 replies
    FOX News via Someone's Private YouTube Account ^ | copied from Fox June 24, 2014 | FOX News The Five via Someone's Private YouTube Account
    Hillary tapes reveal she voluntarily defended a child rapist that she knew was guilty. In this 1980's taped interview, Hillary Clinton laughed about getting the convicted rapist of a 12 year old child off on a technicality. Hillary got him off with time served in county jail, about 2 months. She says she used a legal technicality to plead her client, who faced 30 years to life in prison, down to a lesser charge."
  • The Art of the Deal-Breaker

    02/01/2016 11:33:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    For the past year, one political power player after another has tried to negotiate with Donald Trump, and gotten bitten for the effort. Yet, like lemmings, each successive figure stepped up to meet the same fate, convinced despite all available evidence that gravity would give them a better deal. These movers and shakers seemed to think they could control Trump, and attempted to reach a bargain with the man who wrote The Art of the Deal. It did not end well for any of them. Ted Cruz bent over backward to avoid criticizing Trump, in hopes that the billionaire's campaign...
  • John McCain to Rush Limbaugh: Calm Down, Reach Across Aisle (2008)

    01/20/2016 7:54:34 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 06, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    There is no such thing as bipartisanship anymore. Bipartisanship has come to mean one thing: The Democrats get what they want. And we're fed up, and we're certainly not happy and thrilled to hear that that is a resume enhancement for electability. He said it. "I can reach across the aisle, and I can work with the Democrats." Yeah, we know that. And what do you ever get for it? What does the Republican Party get for all of your working with the Democrats? Versus what do they get. They're going to get their global warming deal. They're going to...
  • Trump: ‘Everybody Hates Ted’ [VIDEO]

    01/18/2016 7:37:17 AM PST · by Isara · 147 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/18/2016 | Steve Guest
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks on Sen. Ted Cruz, saying, “Everybody hates Ted.”Appearing on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” on Monday, Trump said “it is true, he [Cruz] is very unpopular in Washington.”...“I have to do what I have to do,” he said, referring to his attacks on Cruz. “You know, I want to make America great again. I have to get things done. When you have somebody that can’t get along with anybody in Washington, you’re not going to get deals done. I mean, you have to get deals done. We can’t always keep...
  • Trump: 'Everybody Hates Ted'

    01/18/2016 6:59:29 AM PST · by andrewinhd · 87 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 1/18/16 | Steve Guest
    You get Congress, you get them together, you get everybody together in a room, you cajole, you get along, you have dinner and you make deals.
  • Trump on Gadhafi death:'Big deal. What do we get out of it?'

    10/20/2011 6:41:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 20, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Moammar Gadhafis death is not enough for Donald Trump, who says the United States did not get enough for the kill. On his YouTube page on Thursday, the one-time prospective Republican presidential candidate said, So the reports are that we caught Gadhafi. Big deal. What do we get out of it? They have the oil. The rebels would have given us everything if we had some leader that knew how to negotiate. The rebels were being routed four months ago absolutely routed by Gadhafi and his men. Trump went on to lament the outcome as a missed opportunity and...
  • Donald Trump Releases America First Policy Statement On U.S. Trade Deals….

    11/10/2015 10:12:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-10-2015 | sundance
    The currently considered TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade deal has the potential to be the fulcrum under every plank in the 2016 presidential election. Many people view immigration as the #1 concern underlying further economic issues – however, few people recognize that immigration is actually part of the TPP construct. Globalists, via Wall Street international financiers, are determined to get TPP passed into law. Few of the GOP candidates stand in the way; Donald Trump is the primary roadblock to the current globalist goals.
  • Bush Bucks Reveals Half of Jebs Wealth Comes from Companies He Gave Lucrative Deals as Governor

    10/22/2015 5:50:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    The New York Times previews Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizers upcoming e-book Bush Bucks, an investigation of crony capitalism revolving around Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. From the New York Times: Since announcing his presidential candidacy in June, Jeb Bush has made clear his distaste for officials who trade on their connections. He has assailed the revolving-door culture of Washington, calling for a little bit of a recession there to thin the ranks of the permanent political class. He has proposed a strict six-year ban on lobbying for departing members of the House and the Senate. And he has...
  • Obama negotiator says she didn't see final Iran 'side deals'

    08/05/2015 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/5/15 | Kristina Wong
    The only Obama administration official to view confidential "side deals" between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) admitted Wednesday she and her team have only seen rough drafts. "I didn't see the final documents. I saw the provisional documents, as did my experts," said Wendy Sherman, a lead U.S. negotiator for the deal, at a Senate Banking Committee hearing. Sherman, undersecretary of State for political affairs, said she was only allowed to see the confidential deals "in the middle of the negotiation" when the IAEA "wanted to go over with some of our experts the technical details." She...
  • NEW VIDEO: Tom Cotton hits back at Obama admin over SECRET SIDE DEALS with Iran

    07/31/2015 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/15 | The Right Scoop
    Tom Cotton is hitting back at the Obama administration after they mocked him on the Iran secret side deals, calling him the international man of mystery the other day. He wants to know why they cant get their story straight on these Iran secret side deals. Watch:
  • Ticket sales slow to Obamas S.F. fundraiser deals offered

    11/19/2013 2:16:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 19, 2013 | Matier and Ross
    Ticket sales for President Obamas big fundraiser Monday at the SFJazz Center are so sluggish, organizers are cutting the price of some tickets in half. The cheap seats for the Democratic National Committee luncheon the ones that were going for $1,000 have been reduced to $500, according to an e-mail to potential donors sent out Monday by Ella Arnold of Buell Private Political Management in San Francisco. Arnold added, We are thrilled to announce that if you have already purchased a $1,000 ticket your seat will now be upgraded to VIP, which includes rope line access! Were...
  • Late-Night Shenanigans in the House

    07/11/2013 6:26:22 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 7/11/2013 | Amy Payne
    The House leadership appears to be pulling a fast one on the American public and even fellow House members when it comes to the farm bill. The House has split up the farm-related programs and food stamps, which is great news. However, they didnt make a single reform. Thats not the worst part, though. Every five years or so, Congress passes a new farm bill. The entire purpose of this reauthorization process is for Congress to fix the law if problems exist. The House appears to be doing away with this process for many of the most costly farm program...
  • U.S. blocks major Israeli drone export deals

    06/21/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 6/21/13
    TEL AVIV Israel has blocked exports of unmanned aerial vehicles for foreign militaries. Industry sources said the Israeli Defense Ministry vetoed requests by major companies for UAV exports. They said the proposed exports stemmed from political pressure by the United States. Israels business daily Globes said the UAV deals affected such producers as the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, Elbit Systems and Aeronautics Defense. Globes said the restrictions imposed by the Defense Ministry was dampening UAV and other military exports.
  • Holding Gunwalker figures accountable evidently involves sweetheart deals

    08/22/2012 12:28:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies ^ | 8/22/12 | David Codrea
    A letter sent today from Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa to B. Todd Jones, Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, asked how a top ATF official involved in Operation Fast and Furiouscan remain on paid leave while simultaneously drawing an additional six figure salary from a major financial services company, a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform release announced. Given [former Assistant Director William] McMahons extensive involvement in the leadership failures of Operation Fast and Furious, Grassley and Issa sought a detailed explanation of why the Justice Department would approve this special...
  • Deals in Oakland attack that killed dad, hurt son

    03/28/2012 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Conservative Vet · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 28, 2012 | Henrt Lee
    Two men have pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the fatal beating of a 59-year-old San Francisco man on a downtown Oakland street, attorneys in the case said Tuesday. Lavonte Drummer, 20, and Dominic Davis, 19, both of Oakland, had been charged with murder in the 2010 death of Tian Sheng Yu, which came after what authorities called a random, unprovoked attack on his son, Jin Cheng Yu, then 27. Drummer and Davis pleaded no contest last month to voluntary manslaughter and are expected to serve 11 years in prison if Judge Carrie Panetta of Alameda County...
  • As US troops leave Iraq, an assault is planned that should shame us all

    12/18/2011 2:33:34 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 32 replies
    The Telegraph | 12/17/2011 | Christopher Booker
    A tragedy is presently unfolding in Iraq that makes a mockery of the boast by US defence secretary Leon Panetta that American forces are leaving it a free, independent and sovereign country. And in two weeks time it seems set to come to a bloody climax. For some years this column has been drawing attention to the horrible threat that hangs over Camp Ashraf, the once neatly-ordered town on the Iranian border which has, since 2001, been home to 3,400 Iranian exiles, members of the Peoples Mujahideen of Iran (PMOI), the leading group opposed to the tyranny of the mullahs...
  • Post *Real* Cyber Monday Deals Here

    11/28/2011 7:14:09 AM PST · by LoveUSA · 10 replies
    Vanity | LoveUsa
    So far I haven't been impressed with cyber Monday. None of the specific items I've been "shopping" (watches, kitchen appliances, household linens) are available for anything better than free shipping.Thought maybe we can share any good deals here.
  • Post Your Fast Food Deal Finds HERE!

    12/23/2010 7:11:07 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Self | December 23, 2010 | PJ-Comix
    Yesterday, a friend of mine called me on the phone. He told me McDonalds had a special (for Florida and Southeast Georgia) for Buy a Big Mac, get the second Big Mac free. I took advantage of that so I ended up eating 2 Big Macs for supper for a total of just $3.50.Anyway, it occurred to me that there are a lot of Fast Food restaurant deals out there but we don't know about a majority of them until it is too late. Therefore, please post your fast food restaurant deals on this thread when you find them for...
  • Best-Kept Secrets

    08/05/2010 5:42:40 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 5 replies
    The Thrifty Yankee ^ | 08-05-10 | Roby Eliza
    A while back, I mentioned a secret place where true treasures can occasionally be found. Maybe this is the time to clue you all in on this place (and places like it). Most people have stuff theyd like to get rid of. And not everyone has access to a Good Will or Salvation Army drop box. And while most churches still do run thrift shops, they can be a pain about the merchandise theyll accept as donations. But our town, here in our little slice of heaven in New England, has a dump. Only we call it a transfer station...
  • Rangel in a sleaze squeeze

    07/28/2010 2:45:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 28, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE and CHARLES HURT
    WASHINGTON -- One of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's top lieutenants demanded yesterday that Rep. Charles Rangel quickly settle the swirling ethics charges against him rather than face a trial tomorrow that could embarrass Democratic candidates across the country -- but the disgraced pol isn't going without a fight. "I think it's best that he settle," Rep. George Miller, an influential California Democrat who helped engineer Pelosi's rise to power, told The Post. "Because I just said so, that's why. That's my feeling," he added. Amid mounting pressure on Rangel, Miller's blunt statement is the most direct message from any member...
  • President: Obamacare deals 'privileged'- White House refuses to provide information

    03/21/2010 12:18:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 487+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 20, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    The White House has refused to provide information about President Obama's negotiations with organizations such as Planned Parenthood over his impending nationalization of health care, saying he has a "privilege" to keep such communications concealed. Among other arguments, a letter from Marcia Berman, a senior counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, told a lawyer who sued Obama over the "back-door" deals, said, "Defendants object to the subpoena on the grounds that it seeks information that is protected by various recognized privileges, such as the deliberative process privilege and the presidential communications privilege."
  • Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi work to save health care reform

    01/23/2010 12:26:12 PM PST · by STARWISE · 19 replies · 1,116+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-23-10 | Chris Frates
    Struggling to salvage health reform, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have begun considering a list of changes to the Senate bill in hopes of making it acceptable to liberal House members, according to sources familiar with the situation. The changes could be included in separate legislation that, if passed, would pave the way for House approval of the Senate bill a move that would preserve President Barack Obama's vision of a sweeping health reform plan. But the move comes with political risk, because it would open Democrats up to charges that they pressed ahead...
  • News for Netflix customers

    01/06/2010 1:45:43 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 28 replies · 1,284+ views
    CNN | Wed, January 6, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Just read a small story about Netflix. Netflix just cut a deal with Time Warner, not to rent Time Warners new releases for a month after release. This will give Time Warner the ability to sell more copies of their new movies for a month, to customers who "just can't wait" to see the new shows. In exchange for this concession, Time Warner, will sell the DVDs to Netflix at a dicounted rate at the end of that month. And here comes the point that most interests *me*. They (Rime Warner) will allow netflix a greater level of access to...
  • The Coupon Mom Reveals How To Purchase $100 Worth Of Groceries For Only 25 Cents! (VIDEO)

    01/06/2010 10:48:24 AM PST · by wrrock · 16 replies · 1,376+ views
    Markdown Mom ^ | 1/6/2010 | MDM
    The Coupon Mom went on the Today Show this morning and showed the hosts how she was able to purchase $100 worth of groceries for only 25 cents. Her handy tips will help you save money every time you go to the supermarket.
  • EDITORIAL: Obamacare's dirty deals- Democratic senators and lobbyists score big in Reid bill

    12/27/2009 9:53:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 706+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/27/09 | staff
    President Obama claims Democrats "scored a big victory for the American people" with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's latest compromise health bill. That's only true if you believe petty bribery and protection money are the road to useful reform. There are scores of provisions in the 383 pages of changes Mr. Reid made to the $871 billion Senate bill that benefit only a handful of states, sometimes even a single institution. Lawmakers facing tough re-elections and those who held out their votes fared particularly well, receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in pork. What Mr. Obama hailed as a victory...
  • My T.V. Debut on CBS Early Show Monday Nov.16th

    11/15/2009 6:00:41 PM PST · by TriGirl · 23 replies · 839+ views
    November 15th | Trigirl
    This is my first attempt at a post so everyone be nice:) Earlier this week I was interviewed for a segment on the CBS Early Show. It will air tomorrow morning (Monday the 16th) at about 7:40am Eastern time. They invited me to do it because of my deal, coupon, frugal living blog, I teach classes and help people learn how to coupon and save money in all areas of their lives. Kelly Wallace, the reporter, asked some questions about the economy and I tried to mention FreeRepublic! It will be interesting to see how it was edited, what...
  • Joe Biden to announce hospital deal (Why no outrage on Hussein's secret deal making??)

    07/07/2009 2:31:03 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 11 replies · 693+ views
    Politico ^ | 07/06/09 | Carrie Brown
    Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday that three major hospital associations have agreed to provide as much as $160 billion in savings to pay for a health care overhaul, according to sources close to the negotiations. The timing of the announcement is aimed at sustaining momentum for health reform as Democratic congressional leaders embark on a critical five-week period in which they hope to pass bills out of the Senate and House by the August recess.
  • Iran offered to end Iraq attacks for nuke deal: BBC

    02/21/2009 6:10:41 AM PST · by Flavius · 12 replies · 740+ views
    afp ^ | 2/20/09 | afp
    Iran offered to stop attacking troops in Iraq if the West dropped opposition to its nuclear programme, a top British official said in comments to be broadcast on Saturday. Sir John Sawers, Britain's current ambassador to the United Nations, told the BBC that Iranian officials had privately admitted their role in roadside bomb attacks on British and US troops. But the proposed deal, floated in teatime meetings at London hotels, was rejected by the British government.
  • Husband's foreign deals may pose issue for Clinton[Sec. of State]

    11/15/2008 9:59:08 AM PST · by BGHater · 13 replies · 525+ views
    AP ^ | 15 Nov 2008 | SHARON THEIMER
    Former President Bill Clinton's globe-trotting business deals and fundraising for his foundation sometimes put his activities abroad at odds with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and could cause complications if President-elect Barack Obama picks her to be secretary of state. During her own White House campaign, the New York senator criticized China for its crackdown on protesters in Tibet and urged President George W. Bush to skip the Olympics in Beijing. Her campaign was embarrassed by reports that her husband's foundation had raised money from a Chinese Internet company that posted an online government "Most Wanted" notice seeking information on Tibetan...
  • Study: Obama Deals With the Abstract [NBC: Honor bama Free Pass]

    10/17/2008 2:53:54 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 500+ views
    KTLK-FM ^ | Friday, October 17, 2008 | KTLK-FM
    Researchers from three universities worked on the project and have said Obama has produced vague proposals compared to other candidates. U.S. and Canadian researchers say voters respond to Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama's abstract notions of hope, change and judgment. Hakkyun Kim of Concordia University, Akshay Rao of the University of Minnesota and Angela Lee of Northwestern University said that while Obama was providing abstract messages, rivals Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and other candidates presented detailed, concrete proposals on many topics, which did not resonate as well. The researchers said Obama's reliance on lofty rhetoric succeeded thus far, because...
  • Judge Deals Blow to RIAA in Music Piracy Case

    05/02/2008 12:49:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 162+ views
    PC World ^ | 4/30/08
    The Recording Industry Association of America suffered a legal setback this week in a music piracy case where a judge ruled that the sole act of making a music file available in a "shared folder" does not violate copyright laws. In Atlantic v. Howell, the RIAA made the legal assertion that a "sound recording" that is ripped to a computer and stored in any kind of a shared folder is unauthorized. This was an interesting statement because a shared folder can be a very broad category that wasn't entirely made clear by the RIAA.
  • Toshiba in talks on lucrative US nuclear plant deals

    04/02/2008 8:37:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 89+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/2/08 | AFP
    TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's Toshiba Corp. said Thursday it is in talks with US firms on securing nuclear power plant contracts, as a report said it was set to clinch the 13.7-billion-dollar deals. "It is true that our subsidiary Westinghouse is holding negotiations with the aim to get final contracts but no decision has been made at the moment," Toshiba said in a statement. The comment followed a report by the Nikkei economic daily that the group was set to win deals worth a combined 1.4 trillion yen (13.7 billion dollars) to build four nuclear power plants in the United...
  • Iraqi cabinet OKs deals with oil giants

    03/05/2008 8:55:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 515+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/5/08 | Sinan Salaheddin - ap
    BAGHDAD - Iraq's cabinet has given the green light to the Oil Ministry to sign agreements with international oil companies to help increase the nation's crude output, a ministry official said Wednesday. The two-year deals, known as technical support agreements, or TSAs, are designed to develop five producing fields to add 500,000 barrels per day to the country's 2.4 million barrels per day output. Last December, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, BP PLC, ExxonMobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. submitted technical and financial proposals for the five fields and received counterproposals from the Iraqi side. In January, representatives from the companies and...
  • Why Wait? More Stores Open for Thanksgiving Shoppers

    11/22/2007 7:32:05 PM PST · by familyop · 27 replies · 371+ views
    This year there's no need to wait anymore. You can go holiday shopping as soon as you finish your Thanksgiving turkey. You'll get the same discounts Popular chain stores throughout the nation are joining in on the trend to stay open for turkey day sale-a-thons. "Kmart's opening at 7 a.m. [today]. That's pretty aggressive," said Christine Augustin, a retail analyst at Bear Stearns. "There's a lot of midnight madness where the mall's opening at midnight and having bands and entertainment," she added. CompUSA is open tonight from 9 to midnight. It's enticing shoppers with sweet deals and serving free pumpkin...
  • Governor takes heat on climate deals

    05/13/2007 9:08:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 746+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/13/07 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has boosted his environmental profile by signing global warming agreements with states and foreign governments, most recently one this month with the Australian state of Victoria. Schwarzenegger officials say the agreements are intended to force the federal government to take a more stringent approach to tackling global warming. But some critics note the signings have given Schwarzenegger opportunities for photo-ops with foreign leaders, and Democrats have raised concerns that the Republican governor is using the deals to predispose California to a market-based system in which companies can buy their way out of emissions reductions. Each of the...
  • Bush prepares to make deals with Democrats

    12/21/2006 2:24:09 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 84 replies · 1,676+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 21 December 2006 | Stephen Dinan
    President Bush yesterday said his top priorities for working together with Democrats in Congress will be raising the minimum wage, renewing the No Child Left Behind education act, boosting energy alternatives to oil and completing an overhaul of the immigration system that includes a guest-worker program. On immigration, he called for a bill to be put on his desk soon, once again setting a timetable on an issue that has stymied Congress for the last two years. And in a morning press conference the president pledged to support a $2.10 minimum wage increase over two years, the first time he...
  • CA: Analysis: Governor riding high after deals with Democrats

    09/02/2006 1:40:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 327+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/2/06 | Kevin Yamamura
    After trailing all summer in the governor's contest, Democratic contender Phil Angelides described himself this week as a championship boxer eyeing a comeback in the closing rounds. But while Angelides tried to muster enthusiasm for his fight against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Democratic legislators huddled in the governor's corner to strike a global warming deal that gave the Republican his most significant election-year accomplishment. The timing seemed particularly bad for Angelides. As he focused this week on linking the governor with President Bush, the greenhouse gas reduction plan was widely portrayed as a Schwarzenegger snub of the Bush administration on an...
  • CA: Democrats' deals with Schwarzenegger a blow to Angelides

    08/24/2006 4:00:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 427+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/24/06 | Laura Kurtzman - ap
    SACRAMENTO - Although it's an election year, Democrats in the Legislature are getting along with Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger like never before. This week, the two sides made deals to raise the state's minimum wage and create a prescription drug discount program. The governor also is pursuing a deal on a Democratic proposal to reduce the greenhouse gases associated with global warming. The issues help Schwarzenegger appeal to the moderate voters who dominate the state, while denying his Democratic rival, state Treasurer Phil Angelides, avenues of attack. Democratic legislators, in turn, are trying to get what they can from Schwarzenegger...
  • CA: 2 tribes' casino deals say a lot about clout in Legislature

    08/19/2006 11:33:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 234+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/19/06 | James P. Sweeney - CNS
    SACRAMENTO The stark disparity in wealth and political power that Indian gambling has brought to California reservations has taken two tribes on decidedly different journeys in recent weeks. The Agua Caliente band of Palm Springs already has 2,000 slot machines in two casinos that generate more than $250 million a year for the 400-member tribe. The Quechan band, whose remote reservation straddles the California-Arizona border in Imperial County, has fewer than 800 slots in two small casinos that produced $71 million last year for the 3,600-member tribe. Both tribes negotiated new gambling agreements that would permit expansions a...
  • Retiree benefits drain finances ( Exploiting pension funds )

    05/08/2006 5:57:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 723+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | May 7, 2006 | AVRUM D. LANK and DAVE UMHOEFER
    Enhanced pension deals are county's albatross... The county has the distinction of carrying more retirees (6,050) than active employees (4,631) on county health insurance. Add in 3,100 spouses and dependents of retirees, and the county is insuring more than 9,000 individuals on the retiree side. The county now pays out more in health care for retirees than for active employees. In addition to her monthly check, she was promised, and cherishes, free health insurance for the rest of her life. It is the sum of such promises to Schumann and 6,000-plus other retirees that is a major stumbling block as...
  • U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) might claim (bribery) deals private

    01/22/2006 6:51:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,229+ views
    NOLA ^ | 1/21/06 | Bruce Alpert
    Jefferson might claim deals private 'Official acts' issue could play key role in case Saturday, January 21, 2006 By Bruce Alpert Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's public response to the federal government's investigation of his business dealings suggests his legal defense could be that his actions were distinct and separate from his congressional responsibilities and therefore not subject to federal bribery statutes, legal experts say. The New Orleans Democrat last week said he had never requested or accepted anything to "perform a service for which I have been elected." He said he is disappointed and perplexed by...
  • Added Guantanamo Hearing Deals With Pre-trial Publicity

    01/13/2006 4:26:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 143+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 13, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Jan. 13, 2006 An extra hearing yesterday in the case of a Canadian teen accused of murdering a U.S. Army medic in Afghanistan dealt with acceptable levels of pre-trial publicity. Presiding Officer Marine Col. Robert S. Chester, an experienced military judge, ruled that public comments made by the prosecution did not damage the defense's case. Muneer Ahmad, civilian defense attorney for Omar Ahmed Khadr, requested Jan. 11 that Chester prevent chief prosecutor Air Force Col. Morris Davis from making inflammatory comments in the media. In particular, Ahmad, a law professor at American University, objected...
  • CA: State spending - Budget initiative would block deceptive deals

    07/12/2005 11:00:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 283+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 7/12/05 | Editorial
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the 2005-06 budget yesterday amid an orgy of self-congratulation among California's leaders, who were proud to miss the constitutional deadline of June 15 by a few weeks instead of the usual few months. Unfortunately, while the relatively quick agreement on the budget is welcome, the $117.5 billion spending plan is anything but. If the stakes weren't so high, the Sacramento types' celebration of their new comity would seem like, well, comedy. Consider the points raised by Sen. Tom McClintock, as ever the skunk at the Capitol picnic: The 2004-05 budget had a gap of only $2...
  • Newt Gingrich Defends His Alliance With Hillary Clinton - (making deals with the devil?)

    06/07/2005 1:44:09 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,532+ views
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton teamed up at a May 11 press conference with one goal in mind -- to get Congress to pass, and the president to sign, a health information technology bill. Gringrich told Fox News's Bill O'Reilly that the bill's sponsors (Reps. Patrick Kennedy, a R.I. Democrat, and Tim Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican) said if he and Sen. Clinton appeared together at the press conference, they'd get a lot more publicity for the bill they both support. As for the suggestion that Sen. Clinton is using Gingrich to show that...
  • Unemployed offered brothel discount

    05/23/2005 3:44:31 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 26 replies · 729+ views ^ | 5-23-05 | annanova
    Germans on the dole are being offered a 20 per cent discount at brothels. Germans on the dole are being offered a 20 per cent discount at brothels. People looking for the discount sex just need to show their unemployment benefit card to qualify for the reductions. Brothel manager Silvia Rau who runs the Villa Bijou bar in Dresden said that the previous average number of 150 guests per week has sunk to 80 in recent months. She hopes that the new policy will bring back the customers and also provide them with some comfort in "difficult times". According to...
  • HIDDEN SECRETS OF THE U.N. (Worse than we thought!)

    12/21/2004 7:11:02 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 300+ views
    Private Email | DECEMBER 21, 2004 | CLIFF KINCAID
    Lee Feinstein of the Council on Foreign Relations was on MSNBC assuring the public that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has a good record of supporting the U.S. Feinstein, a former Clinton administration official, said the only exceptions have been a few comments critical of U.S. policy in Iraq. But he indicated that now that the White House has endorsed Annan and he has announced that he wants to send U.N. personnel back into Iraq to help with the elections, the U.S.-U.N. relationship is back on track. In fact, however, Annans anti-American record is a long one. .... Made a deal...
  • CA: Cozy pension deals - Union chiefs got improper gifts of public funds (San Diego)

    12/20/2004 10:04:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 585+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 12/20/04 | Op/Ed
    In a vote that was scarcely noticed at the time but today is drawing scrutiny from federal investigators, the City Council quietly approved extraordinary retirement benefits for three politically powerful individuals the presidents of the police union, the firefighters union and the white-collar workers union. All three are current or former city employees and vested in the municipal pension system. Under this highly irregular arrangement, the union chiefs were allowed to add their union salaries to their city salaries in calculating their retirement benefits, thus substantially boosting their taxpayer-financed pensions. This unique perk, extended exclusively to the three incumbent...
  • Report: Saddam Benefitted From U.N. Deals

    10/07/2004 2:44:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 358+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/07/04 | Desmond Butler - AP
    NEW YORK - Suitcases full of cash, secret bank accounts, covert operatives, corrupt politicians on the take. A report detailing alleged illicit U.N. oil-for-food deals with the former Iraq (news - web sites) government paints a portrait of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) as an international gangster not a nuclear terrorist. The financial schemes propped up Saddam's regime for more than a decade and involved cloak-and-dagger efforts to hide the alleged graft by dealing in front companies, untraceable accounts, cash sales and smuggling, the report by the top U.S. arms inspector said. The report, delivered Wednesday by Charles...