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  • African-American man found hanging from tree in Mississippi, FBI investigating, website reports

    03/19/2015 2:25:59 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies ^ | 3-19-2015 | Ben Estes
    The FBI is investigating the hanging of an African-American man whose body was found Thursday (March 19) in Mississippi, reports. The man's body was discoveredhanging from a tree in the woods behind the residence where he had been living, CNN said. He had been missing since early this month. It is unclear if it is a suicide, or if the man was killed by someone.
  • New York Times Outs CIA Operative

    06/22/2008 8:49:33 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 139 replies · 465+ views ^ | June 22, 2008 - 10:12 ET | Mick Wright |
    In an astonishing stroke of irony, the New York Times has outed the name of the CIA operative who interrogated 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, over the objections of CIA Director Michael V. Hayden and a lawyer representing the operative. Agency officials and legal counsel told the Times that publishing the agent's name would "invade his privacy and put him at risk of retaliation from terrorists or harassment from critics of the agency." In an Editor's Note linked from the story on KSM's interrogation, the Times defended its decision by stating that "other government employees" had been "named publicly in...
  • Limbaugh: Sen. Harry Reid Should Resign

    " Talk-show giant Rush Limbaugh sharply escalated his war of words with Democrats in the Senate Tuesday, calling for the resignation of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. He also characterized as "boneheaded" Reid's effort to enlist senators to pressure Limbaugh's syndicator, Clear Channel Communications, to censor him. "And the thing that we ought to demand here," Limbaugh told his listeners, "is that Harry Reid step down and resign as the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, for his constant, uncontrollable contempt of our armed forces; his repeated use of our troops for political purposes. Harry Reid has failed in his...
  • Congress OKs billions for the Iraq war

    05/24/2007 7:36:36 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 145 replies · 3,146+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 24, 2007 | DAVID ESPO
    Bowing to President Bush, the Democratic-controlled Congress grudgingly approved fresh billions for the Iraq war Thursday night, minus the troop withdrawal timeline that drew his earlier veto.
  • Bush set to veto Iraq bill, address nation (6:10pm EST)

    05/01/2007 11:49:41 AM PDT · by cdnerds · 89 replies · 4,074+ views
    The White House said Bush would veto the bill on his return to the White House and then go before television cameras at 6:10 p.m. EDT, just before the evening news shows, to make a statement, coincidentally on the fourth anniversary of his so-called Mission Accomplished speech.
  • AP/Ipsos Poll: Most In U.S., Mexico Want Bin Laden's Execution, Other Countries Prefer Prison

    04/26/2007 4:24:36 AM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 21 replies · 776+ views
    Highlights from the poll: 1a. Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for people convicted of murder? Is that strongly favor/oppose or somewhat favor/oppose? United States: 69% Total Favor; 29% Total Oppose Canada: 44% Total Favor; 52% Total Oppose Mexico: 71% Total Favor; 26% Total Oppose South Korea: 72% Total Favor; 28% Total Oppose France: 45% Total Favor; 52% Total Oppose Germany: 35% Total Favor; 62% Total Oppose Italy: 31% Total Favor; 64% Total Oppose Spain: 28% Total Favor; 69% Total Oppose United Kingdom: 50% Total Favor; 45% Total Oppose 1b. Which punishment do you prefer for people convicted...
  • Cheney: Democrats Are Defeatists About Iraq

    04/24/2007 1:22:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 1,298+ views
    Cheney: Democrats Are Defeatists About Iraq Tuesday , April 24, 2007 WASHINGTON Vice President Dick Cheney, on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a regular Republican leadership meeting, lashed out against Democrats adding a timetable for withdrawal into the Iraq war supplemental spending bill. Rarely commenting to the press after congressional visits, the vice president came before cameras to call a speech by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "uninformed and misleading." He accused Reid and Democrats of pursuing their Iraq plans for the sake of political advantage, and he criticized Reid over conflicting statements he has made, from pledging not to...
  • D For Defeatism

    04/23/2007 2:48:24 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 9 replies · 706+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 23 April 2007 | Staff
    Party Of Retreat: The Senate's top Democrat has announced to terrorists a U.S. surrender in Iraq. Considering our new strategy's documented successes, Harry Reid's determination to lose is practically treasonous. In a week that saw the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, and a Senate committee subject the attorney general to a modern-day Salem witch trial, the Senate majority leader managed to say something that made headlines: "This war is lost," the Nevada Democrat told reporters Thursday, "and this surge is not accomplishing anything."
  • "War in Iraq lost": US Democrat leader (Reid)

    04/19/2007 11:08:17 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 373 replies · 14,455+ views
    AFP ^ | April 19, 2007
    The war in Iraq "is lost" and a US troop surge is failing to bring peace to the country, the leader of the Democratic majority in the US Congress, Harry Reid, said Thursday. "I believe ... that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week," Reid said, on the same day US President George W. Bush was giving a speech at an Ohio town hall meeting defending the war on terror.
  • US has lost war in Iraq: US Democrat => IRANIAN MEDIA

    04/19/2007 12:23:14 PM PDT · by rface · 35 replies · 1,479+ views
    IRAN (press TV) ^ | Thu, 19 Apr 2007 22:12:57 | HKT /DB
    Leader of the Democratic majority in the US Congress, Harry Reid, has said the US has lost the Iraq war, and Bush's troop surge has failed...... "I believe ... that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week," Reid stated. The same comments were made to President Bush when he had convened with senior lawmakers to persuade them to pass the emergency war funding bill. Congress is trying to confine the war spending bill to a timetable for the removal of troops from Iraq. Reid's comments...
  • US Dems 'won't cut troop funding'

    04/08/2007 8:40:08 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 36 replies · 1,136+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 April 2007
    US Democrats will not seek to cut funding for US troops in Iraq but will insist on political progress in the war-torn country as a condition, a senator said today. "We're not going to cut off funding for the troops," the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin, told US network ABC, commenting on the Democrats' bid to timetable the forces' withdrawal. President George W. Bush has vowed to veto the two versions of the Democrats' bill to withdraw the troops next year - one from the Senate and one from the House of Representatives - raising...
  • Assad Hands Nancy Pelosi Four Point Plan for Syria & Iran to Help Reolve Iraq Crisis

    04/06/2007 8:47:51 AM PDT · by meg88 · 44 replies · 1,620+ views
    DEBKAfile Global Security ^ | April 5, 2007, 10:43 PM | Gioria Shamis-editor
    The plan was presented to Nancy Pelosi when she met president Bashar Assad in Damascus Wednesday, April 4. Middle East sources report that she and the members of her delegation were given to understand although this was not spelled out by Assad that Tehran was willing to be part of the first stages of the plans implementation, but might have reservations at later stages The four points, according to our sources, cover Iraqs military situation (terror), political situation and the roles played by Iraqs neighbors in the conflict. The Syrian ruler rounded off his conversation with the US...
  • Colorado's Sen. Salazar Splits with Democrats on Iraq Funding

    04/06/2007 11:24:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,174+ views
    My Fox Colorado ^ | Friday, 06 Apr 2007
    1st term Senator says war funding should not be cutColorado Senator Ken Salazar is breaking with Democratic party leadership, saying Congress should not cut funding for the war in Iraq while U.S troops are still there. Salazar, who is viewed as one of the more moderate Democrats in the Senate is also criticizing President Bush, saying the president has worsened "the extreme partisan divide" on the Iraq War issue by questioning Democrats' support for the troops. On Friday, Salazar released the text of a letter he sent Bush and key Senate Democrats, which said -quote- "I do not believe that...
  • In S.F., Kerry blasts critics of Pelosi's Mideast trip

    04/06/2007 11:48:30 AM PDT · by james500 · 42 replies · 1,292+ views
    SF Chron ^ | Friday, April 6, 2007 | Carla Marinucci
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry came to the strong defense of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for her trip to the Mideast, saying in San Francisco that a high-profile critic of the trip, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has little credibility on the issue. Romney's "knowledge of foreign affairs extends to briefing papers -- not experience,'' Kerry said of the former Massachusetts governor. "I'd rather have Nancy Pelosi's input than his."
  • Cheney accuses Pelosi of "bad behavior" in Syria

    04/05/2007 3:26:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,434+ views
    Cheney accuses Pelosi of "bad behavior" in Syria Thu Apr 5, 2007 6:15PM EDT By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney accused U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday of "bad behavior" on her Middle East trip, saying she bungled a message for Syria's president that was later clarified by Israel. Cheney harshly criticized Pelosi's visit to Syria this week and declared in an interview, "The president is the one who conducts foreign policy, not the speaker of the House." Pelosi's Syrian stopover was opposed from the start by the Bush administration, which accuses Damascus of sponsoring...
  • Results of Treason Pelosi Brings Anarchy To U.S. Foreign Policy

    04/05/2007 11:46:11 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 57 replies · 1,644+ views ^ | April 5, 2007 | Bill Wilson
    Results of Treason Pelosi Brings Anarchy To U.S. Foreign Policy Bill Wilson By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst WASHApr 5KIN-- House Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit with Bashar Assad drew praise from various sectors of the world as a good first step toward peace in the Middle East, but her act of insolent treason brought anarchy to American foreign policy. Leaders of the terrorist groups Islamic Jihad and the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade, as reported by WorldNetDaily, praised Pelosi. These two organizations have carried out every recent terrorist attack in Israel and are based in Syria. And the Syrian Foreign...
  • Wash Post nails Pelosi: Pratfall in Damascus

    04/05/2007 2:50:29 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 420 replies · 16,064+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered an excellent demonstration yesterday of why members of Congress should not attempt to supplant the secretary of state when traveling abroad...
  • Terrorists Endorse Pelosi's 'Good Policy of Dialogue'

    04/04/2007 2:16:42 PM PDT · by kellynla · 61 replies · 1,147+ views ^ | April 4, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit today to Syria in which she called for dialogue with Damascus was "brave" and "very appreciated" and could bring about "important changes" to America's foreign policy, including talks with "Middle East resistance groups," according to members of terror organizations here whose top leaders live in Syria. One terror leader, Khaled Al-Batch, a militant and spokesman for Islamic Jihad, expressed hope Pelosi would continue winning elections, explaining the House speaker's Damascus visit demonstrated she understands the Middle East. Pelosi's visit was opposed by President Bush, who called Syria a "state sponsor of...
  • Kerry: McCain Wanted to Join '04 Democratic Ticket

    04/04/2007 2:59:13 AM PDT · by Lovebloggers · 45 replies · 1,137+ views
    The Stump/AOL News Election Blog ^ | April 3, 2007 | Matt Singer
    Nice scoop by, who have John Kerry on tape saying that political handlers for John McCain approached him regarding the possibility of the senator from Arizona joining the Democratic presidential ticket. This news comes on the heels of reports that John McCain apparently approached Sen. Tom Daschle in 2001 about caucusing with Senate Democrats, wresting control of the chamber away from the GOP (Jim Jeffords beat him to the punch). The senator's presidential campaign is already reeling from disappointing fundraising numbers for the first quarter. His biggest strength is that he has a huge number of small dollar donors,...
  • Pelosi speech to Knesset warmly received (MUST READ, you will not believe your eyes!!!)

    04/01/2007 9:36:32 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 66 replies · 2,568+ views
    JerusalemPost ^ | 04-01-2007 | Gil Hoffman
    In her speech at a state dinner held in her honor at the Knesset Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Dem.-CA) vowed to present Israel's case to the leaders of Syria. Her speech was uniformly supportive of Israel, and she received a standing ovation at the end. Pelosi spoke emotionally about her meetings with the families of the kidnapped soldiers and dramatically held up the soldiers' dog tags, which she said she displays prominently at her office in Congress and she would bring with her to Damascus. "I will send a message to the president of Syria from the families of...
  • Senate backs troop withdrawal from Iraq

    03/27/2007 2:52:00 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 533 replies · 13,539+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | March 27, 2007
    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday endorsed a March 31, 2008, target date for withdrawing American combat troops from Iraq, moving Congress a step closer to a showdown with President George W. Bush over the war. By a vote of 50-48, the Senate defeated an amendment that would have stricken the withdrawal language from a $121.6 billion bill that mostly would fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A final vote on the bill is expected later this week. ~ snip ~
  • Serial child murderer executed

    12/31/2006 2:36:10 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 18 replies · 1,382+ views
    News.Com.Au ^ | 01.01.06
    A MAN who raped and murdered six children in northeastern China was executed on Sunday. Gong Runbo,33, admitted sexually assaulting and killing the six children, aged between nine and 16, at a court in the Heilongjiang province, Xinhua reported. He also molested five others aged between 12 and 13 between March 2005 and February 2006. He was arrested in February when a boy, who escaped from the apartment where Gong had lured him, called the police, the report said. China's highest court will begin to review, from January 1, every death sentence in the country under a change of law...
  • Jesse Jackson on Saddam Hussein Headlines

    12/30/2006 4:23:53 AM PST · by Saint Reagan · 35 replies · 1,560+ views
    30 Dec 2006 | St. Reagan
    Anyone who thinks our enemies aren't aware of what goes on at home has his head completely in the sand. This is further evidenced by Al-Jazeera's front page story today. جيسي جاكسون: صدام كان مجرما لكنه كان حليفنا أيضا The literal translation is:Jesse Jackson: Saddam Hussein was an evil man, but he was also our allyThink about that for a minute. Arab news doesn't even feel the need to explain who the hell Jesse Jackson is. They're that aware of our internal politics. Furthermore, this makes their front page story!! It would be nice if one day, we as a...
  • Hanging on a Muslim holiday is criticized

    12/30/2006 1:28:35 AM PST · by mastercylinder · 82 replies · 2,014+ views ^ | December 30, 2006 | Ashraf Khalil
    The Muslim religious holiday Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, is meant to commemorate Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son on God's orders. But now the holiday could also be associated with something else: the execution of ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
  • Maryland's Death Penalty - It's time to discuss giving it up (WAPost wants to end DP in MD)

    12/27/2006 11:42:02 AM PST · by Princip. Conservative · 49 replies · 699+ views
    THE MARYLAND COURT of Appeals has thrown a big wrench into the state's already anemic death penalty enforcement. It ruled last week that Maryland's procedures for lethal injection were adopted without adequate legislative oversight. With that ruling, which will effectively halt executions until new procedures are adopted, the Maryland court joined what is fast becoming a national trend. Earlier this month, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) halted executions there after a botched lethal injection took over half an hour. A court in California blocked use of that state's execution cocktail. Nationally, there have been fewer executions this year than in...
  • Al Qaeda Sends a Message to Democrats

    12/22/2006 11:55:34 AM PST · by bnelson44 · 268 replies · 10,762+ views
    Brian Ross and Hoda Osman Report: Al Qaeda has sent a message to leaders of the Democratic party that credit for the defeat of congressional Republicans belongs to the terrorists. In a portion of the tape from al Qaeda No. 2 man, Ayman al Zawahri, made available only today, Zawahri says he has two messages for American Democrats. "The first is that you aren't the ones who won the midterm elections, nor are the Republicans the ones who lost. Rather, the Mujahideen -- the Muslim Ummah's vanguard in Afghanistan and Iraq -- are the ones who won, and the American...
  • Court shocker: 10 months for kiddie porn producer

    11/25/2006 2:53:15 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 129 replies · 4,659+ views ^ | 25 November, Anno Domini, 2006 | Editors
    A Democrat community leader who would "offer a homily during worship services" and facilitated his congregation's "opening our doors to all people regardless of sexual orientation" has been given a slap on the hand after pleading guilty to extensive child pornography offenses involving children as young as six. Authorities say Andrew Douglas Reed, 53, who reported for an abbreviated jail term just a few weeks ago, had pleaded guilty to a page-long list of counts of 2nd-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Court records in the Asheville, N.C., case said he admitted that he would "record, develop and duplicate material...
  • Iran Calls for Saddam to Be Executed

    11/07/2006 12:34:20 PM PST · by edpc · 15 replies · 684+ views
    AP News via ^ | Nov 07 12:45 PM | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    Iran called on Iraq Tuesday to carry out its death sentence on Saddam Hussein, saying the former dictator who waged an eight-year war against Iran in the 1980s was a criminal who deserved to die. On Sunday, an Iraqi court in Baghdad sentenced Saddam and two other senior members of his ousted regime to death by hanging for crimes against humanity for the killing of 148 people in the northern town of Dujail. An Iraqi appeal court is expected to rule on the guilty verdict and death sentence by the middle of January. "We hope the fair, correct and legal...
  • The Iraq War Is a Cake-Walk

    11/02/2006 8:26:18 AM PST · by Dominic Harr · 230 replies · 3,225+ views
    In a month of fighting on Iwo Jima, we had over 6,000 dead, 25,000 wounded. And that was a victory. And now, many Americans consider 2,500 dead/20,000 wounded over several years to be a loss!? The only hope for victory the enemy has is American public opinion. We've won all the battles. We kill more of them than they kill of us. We hold most of the territory. Yet I even see Rs calling this a 'failed' war, and suggesting we can't win.
  • US troops again in Vietnam

    11/05/2006 5:00:49 PM PST · by Dawnsblood · 83 replies · 2,492+ views
    Strategy page ^ | Nov 5, 2006 | Strategy page
    After over 30 years, U.S. Army troops are returning to Vietnam. These training specialists will help to upgrade the combat capabilities of the Vietnamese forces. Because American troops are now the most combat experienced in the world, they are much in demand as trainers.
  • Sen. Bill Frist: Kerry Damaging Democrats

    11/01/2006 12:28:12 PM PST · by truthandlife · 7 replies · 1,001+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11-1-06 | Newsmax Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., weighed in on the Sen. John Kerry firestorm with a comment on his blog. Frist, infuriated by Kerry's comments, suggested the junior senator from Massachusetts may have dealt a blow to his own party by reminding Americans of the destructive beliefs of liberal leaders in that party. Writes Frist: "Yesterday afternoon, Senator Kerry got up in front of the cameras and angrily made "crystal clear, as crystal clear as I know, I apologize to no one for my criticism of the President." Of course, no one ever asked him to apologize to President...
  • KERRY HAS SORT OF APOLOGIZED TO TROOPS - per KFI news (comments on Imus)

    11/01/2006 11:04:33 AM PST · by doug from upland · 364 replies · 13,658+ views
    KFI 640, LOS ANGELES ^ | 11-1-06 | dfu
    Pursuant to the KFI top of the hour news, John Kerry has given an apology to military personnel. We will have the exact words when they are available.
  • Heads Up! All Scheduled Kerry Functions for 11/1/06 cancelled

    10/31/2006 7:14:16 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 820 replies · 33,721+ views
    Just announced on the FNC.
  • Fox News Clip of Kerry's non apology and Bush bashing

    10/31/2006 1:10:00 PM PST · by Grampa Dave · 229 replies · 7,547+ views ^ | 10/31/2006 | none
  • Massachusetts Recall Election for John Kerry?

    10/31/2006 6:10:11 PM PST · by Steely eyed killer of the deep · 66 replies · 2,206+ views
    Are there any Massachusetts election law experts who know how to start a recall effort for John Kerry? My idea is, have a petition drive with volunteers legally distanced from polling places on Tuesday to jump start this effort. Barring that: Dear Friends, I have just read and signed the online petition: "Kerry Resignation" hosted on the web by, the free online petition service, at: I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing yourself. Best wishes,
  • Matthews Brushes Off 'Brouhaha': 'I Think Kerry Meant To Go After President'

    10/31/2006 2:43:56 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 151 replies · 3,604+ views
    MSNBC/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The MSM troops have begun to rally around their man.Interviewing Ted Kennedy on MSNBC, Chris Matthews referred to the controversy over Kerry's comments as a 'brouhaha' and a 'rhubarb. Kennedy was of course only too happy to agree, calling the controversy a "diversion" and even casting Kerry as the victim, claiming he is the "target of Republicans" reacting to his criticism of the war.A bit later in the hour, Matthews flatly claimed that Kerry only meant to say that Bush hadn't studied enough before he became president and thus got us into a mess in Iraq, and later still:"I think...
  • FLASH: McCain Calls On Kerry To Apologize

    10/31/2006 8:59:29 AM PST · by milwguy · 196 replies · 5,510+ views
    drudge ^ | 10/31/2006 | milwguy
    Senator Kerry owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq, who answered their country's call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education. Americans from all backgrounds, well off and less fortunate, with high school diplomas and graduate degrees, take seriously their duty to our country, and risk their lives today to defend the rest of us in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. They all deserve our respect and deepest gratitude for their service. The suggestion that only the least educated Americans would agree to serve in the military and fight in...
  • Kerry Bashes Our Volunteer Military

    10/30/2006 7:42:07 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 533 replies · 23,160+ views
    KFI AM 640 ^ | Oct 30, 2006 | Self
    <p>Tonight's "John Ziegler Show" on KFI 640AM in Southern CA played a clip from Senator John F Kerry's appearance at Pasadena City College with candidate Phil Angelides, Democrat for CA governor.</p> <p>"You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."</p>
  • Kennedy Outed as Traitor; MSM will ignore per NYT "guiding hand."

    10/23/2006 6:19:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies · 3,045+ views ^ | 10/23/06
    The news is not surprising that Sens. Kennedy and his fellow Senator/skirt-chaser Tunney were in communication with the Andropov regime to mount a PR campaign countering Reagan's aggressive foreign policy by boosting the USSR. Dr. Sanity in Ann Arbor, a town with thousands of America-haters, has the best summary I have come across. Nut-quote on the old-timey MSM participation: ...if the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y. V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interview. Specifically,...
  • GOP Leaders Seek Probe of Berger Papers

    10/11/2006 11:51:57 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 217 replies · 7,292+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 10/11/2006 | ERICA WERNER/ AP
    A group of House Republicans called Wednesday for a congressional investigation into the improper handling of classified documents by President Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger. Berger admitted last year that he deliberately took classified documents out of the National Archives in 2003 and destroyed some of them at his office. He pleaded guilty in federal court to one charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material and was fined $50,000.

    10/04/2006 12:32:38 PM PDT · by petercooper · 80 replies · 2,363+ views
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | 10-04-06 | AP Via Yahoo News
    U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., serves Bernice Charko lunch at the Pelham Senior Center in Pelham, N.H., Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006. The 2004 presidential Democratic nominee was helping Beth Roth's state Senate campaign. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
  • Plan targets child rapists (Death Penalty in Texas)

    10/04/2006 12:50:19 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 22 replies · 858+ views
    FT.Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 10/4/06 | JAY ROOT
    p>AUSTIN - Repeat sex offenders who prey on young children would face the ultimate wrath of the state -- death by lethal injection -- under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. The proposal is aimed at combating what Dewhurst, leader of the state Senate, calls an "epidemic" of sex crimes targeting children. Under the plan, those who sexually prey on children under 14 would receive no less than 25 years in prison for a first conviction. "And heaven forbid you should ever do it a second time," Dewhurst said. "It's the death penalty."Republican Attorney General Greg...
  • Judges postpone verdict in Saddam trial

    10/03/2006 5:31:53 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 567+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3 October 2006 1 hr. ago | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer
    Judges postponed their verdict in Saddam Hussein's trial Tuesday, a long-awaited decision that once held out the hope of healing Iraq's wounds but now threatens to spark even more sectarian violence. The verdict had been expected on Oct. 16 but was delayed until at least the end of the month while judges take extra time to review the evidence and make sure their case is airtight. But no matter how well crafted, the verdict could worsen violence that is already claiming dozens of lives daily. A death sentence for the former leader could enrage his Sunni Muslim supporters, while anything...
  • Communist Vietnam Compelled To Release More Political Prisoners

    10/01/2006 3:42:08 AM PDT · by John Carey · 9 replies · 491+ views
    Thuong Mai Magazine ^ | September 30, 2006 | Staff (Translated from Vietnamese)
    Vietnam plans to release more human rights prisoners in October as a gift for President Bush as he plans to attend the November APEC Conference. The latest news is from The Washington Times of September 24, 2006, the essay is called Vietnam Prisoner release Imperative was written by John Carey and his wife Honglien Do. Before that in Vietnam media on September 23, 2006, the government of Vietnam said it is expected to release more prisoners to placate the Americans between from September 28 until October 5. The Vietnam Department of Economics /Ministry of Defence and Military Businesses (Bo Quoc...
  • Americas Army on the Edge [nyt alert]

    09/30/2006 5:32:47 PM PDT · by mathprof · 75 replies · 1,393+ views
    Even if there were a case for staying the current course in Iraq, Americas badly overstretched Army cannot sustain present force levels much longer without long-term damage. And that could undermine the credibility of American foreign policy for years to come. The Army has been kept on short rations of troops and equipment for years by a Pentagon more intent on stockpiling futuristic weapons than fighting todays wars. Now it is pushing up against the limits of hard arithmetic. Senior generals are warning that the Bush administration may have to break its word and again use National Guard units to...
  • Sen. Kerry Campaigns in district where Fla. congressman resigned

    09/30/2006 3:40:22 PM PDT · by quantim · 43 replies · 1,124+ views
    MIAMI Senator John Kerry is in Florida today, helping a Democratic hopeful in the district where the Republican Senator abruptly resigned. Representative Mark Foley was considered a shoo-in for re-election -- until it was revealed he had exchanged raunchy E-mails with a teenage page. Senator Kerry is headlining a fundraiser for Tim Mahoney, who may now have a better shot at winning. Kerry says the weekend is not about Foley's resignation. He says the people in Florida will make their own decision about that. Instead, Kerry says, the visit is about mustering support for state Democrats. Nationwide, the party needs...
  • Saddam thrown out as trial told women prisoners raped

    09/25/2006 5:46:39 AM PDT · by TexKat · 17 replies · 1,068+ views
    AFP ^ | 25 September 2006
    BAGHDAD - The newly-appointed judge in Saddam Husseins genocide trial threw Iraqs former leader out of court on Monday, imposing his authority on a legal process marred by political controversy. A Kurdish villager, meanwhile, testified that women prisoners were often raped during the brutal 1987-1988 Anfal attacks against the Kurds that prosecutors say left 182,000 people dead. Saddam was thrown out when he waved a sheet of yellow legal paper from the dock, declaring: I have a request here that I dont want to be in this cage any more. But Judge Mohammed Al Oreibi Al Khalifah fired back: I...
  • Iraq - Judge throws Saddam out of court

    09/25/2006 1:57:25 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 43 replies · 13,779+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | September 25, 2006
    BAGHDAD, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein was expelled from the courtroom for the second hearing in a row on Monday after the new chief judge dismissed his request to be allowed out of the metal pen where defendants must sit. "I have a request here that I don't want to be in this cage any more," he said, waving a yellow paper. "Get him out," the judge ordered court guards.
  • Meet the Next President: Kerry's Second Shot

    09/14/2006 6:35:54 AM PDT · by texas_mrs · 135 replies · 3,050+ views
    Examiner via ^ | 9/14/06 | Bill Sammon
    KEENE, N.H. - Moments before Sen. John Kerry shows up to campaign for a local politician at a backyard rally here, voter Sue Borden wrinkles her nose at the mention of the man who lost to President Bush. You get one chance, the Democrat tells a reporter. If you cant win, then its time to let someone else try. But less than an hour later, after she meets Kerry and listens to him deliver an impassioned speech from a wooden deck, Borden softens and says she would consider voting again for the Massachusetts Democrat. I always liked what he stood...
  • Pelosi: "The War In Iraq Is Not The War On Terror"

    09/14/2006 5:02:44 AM PDT · by Nav_Mom · 56 replies · 1,165+ views
    CNSnews ^ | Sept 14, 2006 | Susan Jones
    -"The war in Iraq is the wrong war. No matter how many times the president wants to say it, the war in Iraq is not the war on terror. The war in Afghanistan was." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made that comment Wednesday in a speech on the House floor. She was blasting a Republican resolution marking the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Pelosi says Republicans have introduced a partisan and "congratulatory" resolution: "It praises Congress for some reason," Pelosi complained. "Instead of having the focus on the innocent victims of 9/11, it talks about the accomplishments of...