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  • Cuba's Fidel Castro dies aged 90

    11/25/2016 9:31:12 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 324 replies
    BBC ^ | November 25, 2016
    Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro has died aged 90, state TV announces This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
  • Watch: Hillary Clinton Steadies Herself Before Going Down Stairs

    09/30/2016 11:39:33 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 30, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    After finishing a campaign speech in Fort Pierce, Florida, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton grasped an arm to steady herself before going down the steps off the stage. After walking to the top of the stairs, she paused and pointed at someone. A man, perhaps a Secret Service agent, approached her from behind and offered her his arm. Steady as we go… pic.twitter.com/F9kynAWOlO — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 30, 2016 Clinton steadied herself and took one step, but let go of his arm as she descended the remaining four steps required to leave the stage.
  • Watch: Hillary Clinton Steadies Herself Before Going Down Stairs

    09/30/2016 11:44:15 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Sep 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    After finishing a campaign speech in Fort Pierce, Florida, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton grasped an arm to steady herself before going down the steps off the stage. After walking to the top of the stairs, she paused and pointed at someone. A man, perhaps a Secret Service agent, approached her from behind and offered her his arm.
  • Cuba's revolutionary leader, 89, says he will die soon

    04/19/2016 6:38:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 April 2016 | By Associated Press
    Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he will soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. 'I'll be 90 years old soon,' Castro said in his most extensive public appearance in years, adding: 'Soon I'll be like all the others.' He went on: 'The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof on this planet that if they are worked at with fervor and dignity, they can produce the...
  • Fidel Castro tells Cuba’s Communist Party he will soon die

    04/19/2016 2:31:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Michael Weissenstein/AP
    HAVANA — Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he will soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. “I’ll be 90 years old soon,” Castro said in his most extensive public appearance in years. “Soon I’ll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof on this planet that if they are worked at with fervor and dignity, they can produce the material and...
  • Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in nine months

    04/08/2016 8:39:25 AM PDT · by Rio · 12 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | 4/8/2016 | AFP
    Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro appeared in public for the first time in nine months, chatting with school children and criticizing Barack Obama's recent visit. Castro, 89, was seen on state TV state seated as he spoke to children about a late fellow revolutionary leader, Vilma Espin. The last time Castro appeared in public was nine months ago, when state TV showed him with civilians who work with the armed forces and the interior ministry.
  • Poll: Who will be the next GOP presidential candidate to drop out?

    12/26/2015 8:46:49 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 117 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 12/26/2015 | Jonathan D. Salant
    What do you think? Who will be the next Republican presidential candidate to drop out? Vote in our informal, unscientific poll.
  • Death watch for Rand Paul campaign

    09/27/2015 11:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 26, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    LEXINGTON,Ky. — Rand Paul was right. In January 2014, the day after The Atlantic anointed Paul, Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator, as the Republican frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, Paul told the Herald-Leader “it’s still too early probably to talk about things like that.” “That sounds unlucky to me,” he said. Less than two years later, Paul’s luck, it seems, is running out. Campaigning on Friday in New Hampshire, Paul continues to charge ahead with his struggling presidential campaign, but speculation is growing that he might be the next Republican candidate to drop out of the race. Former Texas Gov....
  • Mercedes 6-wheeler costars with Michael Douglas

    04/16/2015 10:36:57 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4-16-15 | Charles Flemming
    Producers of the new thriller "Beyond The Reach" needed a villain. Specifically, they needed a bad guy to costar with Michael Douglas, who plays the murderous multimillionaire out to kill an innocent hunting guide played by Jeremy Irvine. Requirements for the role included beauty, speed, agility and toughness, and the ability to withstand long shooting days in New Mexico desert near Four Corners. The casting call led them to a most unusual candidate. Douglas' evil partner in crime is played by a Mercedes 6x6.
  • NBC’s Brian Williams recants Iraq story after soldiers protest

    02/04/2015 2:12:00 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 140 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | February 4, 2015 | Travis J. Tritten
    NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter hit and forced down by RPG fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a false claim that has been repeated by the network for years. Williams himself repeated the claim Friday during NBC’s coverage of a public tribute at a New York Rangers hockey game for a retired soldier that had provided ground security for the grounded helicopters. In an interview with Stars and Stripes, he said he had misremembered the events and was sorry. The admission came after crew members on the 159th Aviation...
  • Politico’s Taking More Hits Than Harry Reid Fighting Gym Equipment

    01/11/2015 4:11:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2015 | Betsy Rothstein
    The site took another big hit Friday morning when it lost Maggie Haberman, who is going to the NYT and taking her unmatched Hillary Clinton coverage with her. NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet did warn in a recent memo that they’d carefully make a few outside hires after a recent spate of layoffs and buyouts. In recent months, Politico has made a lot of serious changes, including positioning Susan Glasser in the suburban Virginia bureau as editor. John Harris, meanwhile, is still editor-in-chief in title, but has fled to Brussels to start up Politico Europe — taking a page out...
  • Israeli former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s health 'worsens' (a matter of days)

    01/01/2014 6:09:54 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    A spokesman for Tel Hashomer hospital said Sharon's condition had deteriorated in the past few days, while refusing to elaborate further. Reports from Israeli media, including the broadcasters Channel 10 TV and Israel Radio, said that the former prime minister was in a "life threatening" condition after suffering kidney malfunction. The website of the Haaretz newspaper quoted an unnamed source as saying that Sharon could die in "a matter of days," should his condition continue to decline. The television station Channel 2 said that Sharon's sons were at his bedside.
  • Doctors notify Chavez’s family of the Venezuelan President’s imminent death

    02/12/2013 2:57:36 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 62 replies
    ABC.es via InterAmerican Security Watch ^ | February 12, 2013 | BY EMILI J. BLASCO
    Translated by IASW Physicians caring for Hugo Chávez in Havana have notified his family, the Castro brothers, and the main chavista leaders that their patient will no longer be able to return to his functions as president of Venezuela. This is according to sources in direct contact with his medical team, who also indicate that Chávez has lost his voice completely as a result of medical treatment. His vocal cords have endured permanent damage making recuperation highly unlikely. Speechless and unable to move from the bed in which he has spent the last two months, our sources tell us the...
  • The New York Times' latest cutbacks: Proof its digital strategy is failing?

    12/03/2012 2:23:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/3/2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    he New York Times on Monday announced that it would offer buyout packages to 30 newsroom employees, and that layoffs would ensue if the 30 spots were not voluntarily filled. Citing a difficult "economic environment" that has led in recent years to a 60 percent staff reduction on the paper's business side, Executive Editor Jill Abramson said, "There is no getting around the hard news that the size of the newsroom staff must be reduced." While the loss of 30 jobs pales in comparison to the ousting of roughly 100 newsroom staffers in 2008, it is the latest evidence that...
  • Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

    11/08/2012 11:50:49 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence Journal Co. laid off 23 full-time workers Wednesday as part of a cost-cutting effort, including 16 members of the Providence Newspaper Guild and 7 non-union employees. The cutback represents 5 percent of The Journal's workforce. The reductions come about two months after 11 employees accepted a voluntary separation offer. "Given a persistent softness in advertising revenue and the resultant impact on our earnings, it is necessary that we reduce our cost structure," said Howard G. Sutton, publisher, president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "It is always...
  • Saving CNN

    08/13/2012 9:04:19 PM PDT · by Qbert · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 13, 2012 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    Late night and reality shows in works at news channel Suffering its worst ratings in 20 years, CNN is going Hollywood. In the past few weeks, the No. 3 cable news channel has started seeking out reality-show ideas and big-name stars not afraid to talk politics. They have even begun working on a late-night talk show, The Post has learned. Convinced that its current programming badly needs updating, CNN execs have been making the rounds of Hollywood’s top talent agencies — something entertainment networks do several times a year but a first for the old-line news channel. In a series...
  • Ustream Mars Curiosity broadcast numbers beat primetime CNN, company says (Media Death Watch)

    08/08/2012 1:14:28 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 8 replies
    The Verge.com ^ | 8-8-2012 | Adi Robertson
    The live stream of NASA's Curiosity rover landing garnered more interest than primetime Sunday television, Ustream says. A spokesperson told Mashable that 3.2 million people in total had checked the stream at some point during the landing, with a peak of 500,000 people watching at the same time. That's higher than the estimated viewing numbers for CNN during Sunday primetime, which came in at 426,000, or MSNBC, which had an audience of 365,000 viewers over age two. Ustream's peak audience was lower only than that of Fox, which had an audience of 803,000.
  • The Times-Picayune: Less sass and flash in 'Nawlins

    05/30/2012 12:35:25 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 11 replies
    Sunherald.com ^ | 05/29/2012 | GREGORY FAVRE
    The words flowed over me like a cold shower, leaving a chill: "The New Orleans Times-Picayune will no longer be a daily newspaper in print. It will publish three times a week." I stood in the silence of my memories. As a kid growing up in Bay St. Louis I read three, sometimes four, daily newspapers, The Times-Picayune and New Orleans Item, the Sun Herald, and on occasion the New Orleans States. And, of course, I read and wrote for my dad's weekly, the Sea Coast Echo, one of three weeklies in Bay St. Louis. For someone who loved newspapers,...
  • FLASH - Fidel Castro is DEAD (Unconfirmed, perhaps he's just pining for the fjords)

    12/28/2011 7:22:52 AM PST · by mkleesma · 144 replies · 3+ views
    radio | 12/28/2011 | me
    Buddy of mine just heard it on a Dominican radio station Can anyone confirm this?
  • Mark Levin neurosurgeon caller: not yet released Obamacare plans - older folks called 'units'

    11/23/2011 4:04:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies · 1+ views
    From Mark's website - Also, Mark gets an excellent call from a neurosurgeon who gives an inside look on what exactly Obamacare will do. For example, instead of patients, some people over a certain age will be considered, "units," as they try to dehumanize patients and the care they receive.