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  • US Wants Israel to Reverse Land Decision

    09/04/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 9/4/14 | Gil Ronen
    The United States' UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, said Wednesday that Washington is “deeply concerned” by Israel's decision to turn 4,000 dunams of land in the Etzion Bloc region into state land. The US “position on settlement activity is very well known,” she told reporters. “We have long made clear our opposition to settlement activity. We’re deeply concerned by the reports of expanded settlement activity over the last few days, and we call on the Government of Israel to reverse its decision. I think that these actions are contrary to Israel’s stated goal of achieving permanent status agreement with the Palestinians.”
  • Decision to free U.S. soldier Bergdahl was unanimous: Hagel (believed soldier's life "in peril")

    06/05/2014 12:39:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/5/14 | Michael Holden and Belinda Goldsmith - Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the decision to strike a deal with the Taliban for the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was unanimous in the White House as it was believed that the soldier's life was "in peril". Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special operations forces in Afghanistan on Saturday after five years in captivity in exchange for the transfer of five senior Taliban members from Guantanamo prison in Cuba to Qatar. It provoked criticism from some lawmakers in Congress who were angry that U.S. President Barack Obama's administration had not alerted them in advance,...
  • Supreme Court To Decide If Police Can Search Through Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant

    04/30/2014 7:34:14 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 26 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | 30 April 2014 | Julie Borowski
    If you’re arrested, can police search through your cell phone without first obtaining a warrant? Unfortunately, the law regarding cell phones searches has been unclear especially in the rise of smart phones. The Supreme Court heard two cases today about whether the police need warrants to search detainee’s mobile phones. Both of these cases, Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, involve suspects getting charged for additional crimes after the police found evidence on their cell phones after their arrest. The lower courts have been torn on the privacy issue. This case should have huge implications as 12 million...
  • Our World: Kerry forces Israel’s moment of decision

    12/17/2013 8:43:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/16/13 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Facing the Palestinians’ continued defiance of the very notion of peaceful coexistence with Israel, Kerry is planning to present his own peace deal next month and try to force Israel to accept it. There was a ghoulish creepiness to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Israel last week. Here we were, beset by the greatest winter storm in a hundred years. All roads to Jerusalem were sealed off. Tens of thousands of Jerusalemites and residents of surrounding areas were locked down in their houses, without power, heat, telephone service or water. And all of the sudden, out of...
  • Confusion reigns in host city vote as Istanbul celebrate prematurely

    09/07/2013 4:36:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Inside the Games ^ | September 7, 2013 | Nick Butler
    There was widespread confusion following the announcement of Istanbul's victory over Madrid to decide the first round of voting here in the race to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as many presumed that Istanbul had won, not the first round, but the whole competition. Istanbul defeated Madrid in an elimination decider after the pair had initially tied behind first round winners Tokyo But, as Madrid's fate was sealed, a huge chant of "Istanbul, Istanbul" erupted around the media room as a large Turkish press contingent celebrated what they believed to be the countries first victory at the fifth...
  • Obama, Romney, Other: Who Should Christians Vote for in the 2012 Election?

    10/10/2012 1:56:42 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 96 replies
    America is like a train going rapidly toward a cliff. The election of 2012 may determine if we fly off the precipice, or slow down enough to get the train turned around. (snip) So then, who should we vote for this November? In regards to the upcoming presidential election, I have heard some Christians say they will not vote for Barack Obama since he clearly supports and promotes issues contrary to the Bible, like abortion and homosexual marriage. But, they say, they cannot vote for Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon, and they point out the unbiblical doctrines of...
  • Barak: We'll Have to Make Decisions on Iran

    07/25/2012 2:40:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/7/12 | Elad Benari
    Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Wednesday that Israel will soon need to reach decisions regarding Iran. Speaking during a graduation ceremony at the National Security College, Barak said, “The State of Israel is facing some of the most complex challenges which its security and political leadership has ever had to face. “We may be required to make difficult decisions concerning the national security of Israel and ensuring its future,” he said. ... .....
  • Supreme Court’s ObamaCare Decision Prompts Obama-ectomy

    07/02/2012 3:32:44 AM PDT · by Freestar · 5 replies
    Freestar Media ^ | July 2, 2012 | Logan Darrow Clements
    How can Americans who are opposed to the Supreme Court’s ObamaCare decision vent their anger? Get an Obama-ectomy or sponsor one for someone else. A Los Angeles film maker is offering the “Obama-ectomy Screening Package” allowing ordinary citizens to screen his anti-ObamaCare movie “SICK AND SICKER” in their city and make money doing it. Getting an Obama-ectomy or sponsoring one doesn’t require a trip to the hospital. It’s automated through the movie's website at http://www.sickandsickermovie.com The producer, Logan Darrow Clements, last made headlines when he tried to seize the home of Supreme Court Justice David Souter in response to Souter’s...
  • The politics of the ObamaCare decision (repeatedly updated with dissents)

    06/28/2012 11:20:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/28/12 | Thomas Lifson
    It looks to me that there are some sweet lemons for conservatives in the ObamaCare decision. Before we burn the chief justice in effigy, let's read the decision and think about the implications. First of all, upholding ObamaCare is going to energize opposition to Obama, and the determination to elect a Congress that can repeal and replace it. Just a day ago, the MSM was telling us it would be a plus for Obama if the act were held unconstitutional because it would take the issue off the table and weaken his opposition. On the other hand, as Rick Moran...
  • ADL: Court Decision to Fine Journalist 'Turns World Upside Down'

    05/15/2012 8:49:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 5/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reacted with "anger, shock and disbelief" at a decision by a Rome judge to fine an Italian journalist who had the courage to speak out against an anti-Semitic cartoon. In a ruling last week, Judge Emanuela Attura ordered journalist Peppino Caldarola to pay a fine of 25,000 euros for slandering extreme-leftist writer Vauro Senesi, whose caricature of Italian Jewish politician Fiamma Nirenstein was published in 2008 in the communist newspaper Il Manifesto and has been widely condemned as anti-Semitic. The cartoon, titled "Fiamma Frankenstein," depicted the Italian Jewish candidate for parliament as monster-like, with a hook-nose,...
  • WH Pressured OMB on Solyndra Decision

    09/13/2011 8:17:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9/13/11 | Andrew Stiles
    The Washington Post uncovers more White House e-mails regarding the Solyndra loan scandal, and it’s not pretty: The Obama White House tried to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion-dollar loan to the solar panel manufacturer Solyndra so Vice President Biden could announce the approval at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company’s new factory, newly obtained e-mails show… The August 2009 e-mails, released toThe Washington Post, show White House officials repeatedly asking OMB reviewers when they would be able to decide on the federal loan
  • FIRST-PERSON: From decline to decision

    09/04/2011 5:24:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 06/13/2011 | Ed Stetzer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--It is time for the Southern Baptist Convention to move from denial to decision. It has happened again. The SBC reported membership has declined, again. And, baptisms are at their lowest level in 60 years. I remember the first time the membership declined, just a few years ago. I pointed out (based on data from LifeWay's now-retired statistician Cliff Tharp) that it was not an aberration, but a pattern. The 50-year membership trend was moving into negative territory. "Put simply," I wrote in light of 2007 data, "membership may go up next year, but the trend points to...
  • Judge Reverses Decision; Will Now Allow James O’Keefe To Attend Conservative Conference

    06/07/2011 3:26:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    big government ^ | 6/7/11 | Rick Amato
    A federal judge has reversed course and will now not restrict James O’Keefe from traveling to attend a conservative conference in California he told me on the radio recently in a story that has garnered national attention. “Rick I will give you the breaking news story”, he said. “I will be joining you in California on June 10th for the Eagle Forum Conference. I have a very good lawyer named Michael Maddigan. The judge has granted my request for work purposes. My mission is a good mission (referring to his non-profit called Project Veritas). There’s a lot of people we’re...
  • Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission

    05/03/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:20 PM on 3rd May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound. Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not even told who they were preparing to capture - had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound. The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan.
  • Fox News Pushes Mike Huckabee on 2012 Decision (Are you running or not?)

    04/27/2011 7:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/27/2011 | Howard Kurtz
    The network wants a yes or no on whether the governor-turned-TV host is running for the White House. But Huckabee tells Howard Kurtz he feels no pressure at all. Mike Huckabee may be running out of time to make a decision on running for president. It's not that the former Arkansas governor feels any political imperative to speed up his timetable. But his Fox News bosses would like him either to jump into the White House race soon or announce that he's taking a pass. In March, Fox suspended two contributors, Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum, for taking...
  • Making Choices

    03/12/2011 1:33:53 PM PST · by hawkins
    That Christian Website ^ | 03/12/2011 | Travis Main
    “To choose or not to choose” – That is the choice. How many decisions does a person make each day consciously and unconsciously? Wake or snooze? Oatmeal or cereal? Hat or no hat? Bus or car? Cranky or smiley? Pay bills or wait? Aaarrghgh! So many decisions are processed. In the grand scheme of things, most decisions are relatively simple; however, there are big hairy decisions that are always lurking. From the beginning it has been this way. How long did Adam and Eve go before they ate the fruit? What went through their minds before the decision was made?...
  • Make Up Your Mind

    03/07/2011 1:00:17 PM PST · by hawkins · 8 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 03/07/2011 | Erik Smith
    Have you ever been to a place, maybe a “buffet-style” restaurant or a potluck supper, where they had so many good, tasty things to eat that it was truly difficult to decide what to put on your plate? The fried chicken looks good but then you spy across the table some yummy looking meatloaf and, oh, there is a bowl of mashed potatoes next to a casserole dish filled with your favorite macaroni and cheese. You ask yourself: Will there be enough room on my plate? (Or we ask: Will there be enough room in my stomach for dessert? They...
  • No matter how you spin it, yesterday's court decision striking down Obamacare's mandate

    12/14/2010 12:01:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Ezra Klein, the Washington Post's blogging wunderkind, is a smart guy. He made his name becoming the go-to pundit for health care policy. He understands health care policy as few do in D.C. But if you're looking for an unvarnished opinion about the political realities of Obamacare, he's the last guy I would read. Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act begin winding its way through Congress last year, Klein has been almost unrelentingly supportive of every proposed version of the legislation. Now that the legislation is in place and we're
  • DM Barak's F-35 Decision to be Reconsidered

    08/26/2010 10:56:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 8/26/10 | Hillel Fendel
    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz is not happy with Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s recent decision to purchase 20 F-35 “Evader” airplanes from the United States - and the decision will be reconsidered. Three Objections Steinitz says the planes are simply too expensive, and has asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu not to rely on Barak’s opinion alone on the matter. Netanyahu has agreed to discuss the matter in a more extensive forum, the composition of which is yet to be announced. Steinitz also objects to the deal on the grounds that the U.S. has refused to install Israeli systems on the plane....
  • Obama's Decision Coin [vanity]

    05/23/2010 6:06:40 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies · 512+ views
    self ^ | 5/23/10 | NewJerseyJoe
  • Japan postpones U.S. base decision by half year: report

    05/15/2010 5:53:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 573+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/10 | Kiyoshi Takenaka
    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will postpone a deadline for resolving a row over relocating a U.S. base by up to half a year to November, abandoning Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's original end-May target, the daily Sankei Shimbun said Saturday. The decision will be conveyed to the U.S. side as early as next week, the paper said, while Kyodo news agency reported diplomatic sources saying U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would visit Japan on May 21 to discuss the base issue. "In order to get the understanding of as many people as possible, we will keep seeking their cooperation even...
  • Obama: 'Time to Make a Decision' on Health Care Reform

    03/03/2010 1:07:21 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 23 replies · 677+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/3/2010
    President Obama urged Congress to schedule a vote on health care reform in the "next few weeks," declaring Wednesday that it's "time to make a decision" on the package that is the product of a yearlong debate.
  • Antonin Scalia vs. John Paul Stevens

    01/23/2010 3:00:57 AM PST · by free1977free · 54 replies · 1,478+ views
    Counting the majority opinion and the various partial concurrences and dissents, today’s landmark First Amendment decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission clocks in a hefty 183-pages. But one thing that jumped right out while reading the dissent (it’s also a concurrence, in parts) written by Justice John Paul Stevens and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor, is Stevens' angry tone. He calls the idea that the First Amendment forbids distinctions between individuals and individuals organized as a corporation “a glittering generality” with no foundation in the law, and later declares, “Under the majority's...
  • Reversing Obama’s Worst Decision Yet?

    01/18/2010 12:10:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 861+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 1/18/10 | Jennifer Rubin
    Top administration officials are getting nervous that they may not be able to proceed with one of their most controversial national-security moves: trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other accused 9/11 conspirators in federal court in New York City. Last November Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. portrayed the trial as a way to showcase the American justice system to the world — and to accelerate President Obama’s stalled plans to shut down the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay. But because of shifting political winds in Congress, the trial is now “potentially in jeopardy,” a senior official, who did not want...
  • LANDMARK DECISION PROMISES MASSIVE RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS AND TROUBLE FOR BANKS

    12/27/2009 6:55:28 AM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 18 replies · 952+ views
    The Web of Debt ^ | September 19th, 2009 | Ellen Brown, JD
    A landmark ruling in a recent Kansas Supreme Court case may have given millions of distressed homeowners the legal wedge they need to avoid foreclosure. In Landmark National Bank v. Kesler, 2009 Kan. LEXIS 834, the Kansas Supreme Court held that a nominee company called MERS has no right or standing to bring an action for foreclosure. MERS is an acronym for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, a private company that registers mortgages electronically and tracks changes in ownership. The significance of the holding is that if MERS has no standing to foreclose, then nobody has standing to foreclose on 60...
  • Gibbs: No Obama Afghanistan decision this week

    11/23/2009 2:12:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 740+ views
    USA Today ^ | 11/23/09 | staff
    No posts to USA Today permitted. The title only... link below.
  • Bush-era oil-shale decision under review

    10/15/2009 10:26:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 592+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 10/15/09 | By Jim Tankersley and Josh Meyer
    The new Interior Department looks into a move to lock in beneficial royalties and regulations for companies with leases on public lands -- denounced by some as a massive giveaway to the oil industry. Reporting from Washington - The Obama Interior Department is reviewing a decision made by the Bush administration in its final days that attempted to lock in lucrative royalty rates and favorable regulations for oil companies holding leases for oil shale development on public lands.
  • NATO mulls Afghan troops, decision hinges on Obama

    10/15/2009 4:11:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 351+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/09 | David Brunnstrom
    KABUL (Reuters) – NATO's top defense officials will examine proposals Saturday for a big troop surge to contain Afghanistan's escalating insurgency but any such move hinges on a decision by the U.S. president, NATO military officials said. The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has recommended sending at least 40,000 additional troops and trainers as part of a beefed-up counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, something being considered by the administration of President Barack Obama. Military representatives on NATO's Military Committee, who provide assessments for their political masters, met McChrystal on a three-day visit to Afghanistan that ended...
  • Afghan Decision Expected in Matter of Weeks

    10/01/2009 5:36:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 872+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2009 – President Barack Obama is getting the ground-level perspective on Afghanistan, and soon will address the strategy and resources needed in the country, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said here today. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expects a decision on the way forward in Afghanistan in a matter of weeks, Morrell told MSNBC. “I would remind you that the Bush administration when they were deliberating whether or not to surge forces into Iraq took about three months to come to that conclusion,” he said. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, chief of U.S. and NATO forces in...
  • A disgraceful decision [Pan Am 103 terrorist released]

    08/25/2009 6:17:14 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 11 replies · 537+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | August 25, 2009 | Editors
    The 270 victims who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 more than two decades ago included 189 Americans, among them dozens of college students and military personnel heading home for the holidays. Former Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was convicted of the terrorist act in 2001 and sentenced to 27 years in a Scottish prison. That's where this monster should have ended his days.
  • NRA Appeals Seventh Circuit Ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court

    06/04/2009 5:59:45 AM PDT · by epow · 801 replies · 7,788+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 06/04/09 | unk
    On Wednesday, June 3, the National Rifle Association filed a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of NRA v. Chicago. The NRA strongly disagrees with yesterday's decision issued by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, holding that the Second Amendment does not apply to state and local governments
  • Richmond Day of the Decision (Counter Protest or Celebration on Prop 8 Decision)

    05/26/2009 9:24:00 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 266+ views
    http://dayofdecision.wetpaint.com ^ | May 26,2009 | http://dayofdecision.wetpaint.com
    Help provide a counter protest/celebration in Richmond VA bring signs and video cameras if you can. Below is the original post. --------------------------------------------------------- Join The Impact Richmond Virginia DAY OF DECISION: California Supreme Court will announce its ruling on Prop 8 10 AM Pacific Time 5/26 To celebrate or protest the CA Supreme Ct decision we will assemble at the Federal Court House Broad and 7th st in Downtown Richmond on Tuesday 5/26 at 6 pm EDT. prepare for protest or celebration. The original plan for this event related exclusively to the Prop 8 decision, however, with other campaigns going strong,...
  • Goss: Obama Decision "Crossed a Red Line"

    04/23/2009 11:23:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,530+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/23/09 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Porter Goss, former CIA Director and past chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, blasted the Obama administration for releasing Justice Department memos on harsh interrogation techniques. “For the first time in my experience we’ve crossed the red line of properly protecting our national security in order to gain partisan political advantage,” Goss said in an interview.
  • Decision Points to How Barack Obama Would Fund Abortions

    10/06/2008 1:58:20 PM PDT · by julieee · 5 replies · 365+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 6, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Last week, the Bush administration used a national law prohibiting American taxpayer funding of international groups that promote forced abortions to de-fund UK-based Marie Stopes International. The decision to points to how the policy could change if Barack Obama becomes president. In April 2005, Obama supported an amendment to nullify the Mexico City Policy, which prevents forcing taxpayers to fund performing or promoting abortions in other nations.
  • A "Decision Card" For Today's New Churches

    09/13/2008 8:40:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 9 replies · 157+ views
    Extreme Theology ^ | August 26, 2007 | Chris Rosebrough
    Clicking on a 'decision' will take you to a page about that 'decision'.
  • Support Terrorists? Yes We Can! (Snappy Take on Israel/Obama/Supremes)

    06/17/2008 2:36:45 PM PDT · by Dave123 · 102+ views
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 6/15/2008 | Jack Engelhard
    Support Terrorists? Yes We Can! (Snappy Take on Israel/Obama/Supremes) by Jack Engelhard The meter is running on our survival. From the beginning, Barack Obama has mesmerized the multitudes with his chant, "Yes we can!" His worshipful millions dutifully provide the hallelujah chorus - "YES WE CAN!" Therefore, can we say that Obama supports the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling which grants Gitmo terrorist detainees the same Constitutional rights as American citizens? YES WE CAN! This is what he said in consent: "This is an important step toward re-establishing our credibility as a nation committed to the rule of law." (Since when...
  • Boumediene v. Bush: US Supreme Court Tapes “Kick Me’ Sign on America’s Back

    06/17/2008 9:26:04 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 14 replies · 137+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 17, 2008 | Mondoreb
    The Supreme Court's Boumediene v. Bush used the U.S. Constitution to find extraordinary rights for the very same people trying to destroy that Constitution. In doing so, the five liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court taped a "KICK ME!" signs to their own backs. But unlike other Kick Me Liberals, in the Supreme Court's case, they've also taped that sign onto the backs of 300 million of their countrymen. A few examples of Kick Me Liberals. United States Supreme Court Incredibly, these five Justices [the Court's liberal bloc of Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Ginsburg and Stephen...
  • A Supreme Error

    06/13/2008 4:26:54 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 43 replies · 179+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2008 | Fred Thompson
    In reading the majority opinion I am struck by the utter waste that is involved here... all those years... studying how adherence to legal precedent is the bedrock of the rule of law, when it turns out, all they really needed was a Pew poll, a subscription to the New York Times, and the latest edition of “How to Make War for Dummies.” It is truly stunning that this court has seen fit to arrogate unto itself a role in the most important issue facing any country, self-defense, in a case in which Congress has in fact repeatedly acted. This...
  • Adiós, Guantánamo

    06/12/2008 4:16:23 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 55 replies · 310+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 12, 2008 | JAMES TARANTO
    "The Nation will live to regret what the Court had done today," Justice Antonin Scalia writes at the end of his dissent in Boumediene v. Bush, the case in which a bare majority of the Supreme Court, for the first time ever, extended rights under the U.S. constitution to enemy combatants who have never set foot on U.S. soil. It's worth noting that the nation has lived to regret things the court has done in earlier wars. In Schenck v. U.S. (1919), the court upheld the conviction of a Socialist Party leader for distributing an anticonscription flier during World War...
  • Did the California Supreme Court make the correct decision on Homosexual Marriage?

    05/18/2008 2:03:06 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 42 replies · 80+ views
    LA Times Online Poll ^ | May 18, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    The poll is in the middle of the left hand column in the story that it was a tough decision for Ron George.
  • Decision Point Approaches in Kosovo, NATO Chief Says

    10/10/2007 5:04:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 323+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2007 – With elections nearing and the question of independence uncertain, the next few months will be a “telling time” for people in the breakaway Serbian province of Kosovo, NATO’s top military officer said at a Pentagon news conference today. Army Gen. Bantz J. Craddock, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, conducts a news conference at the Pentagon, Oct. 10, 2007. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Gen. Bantz J. Craddock, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe, said the...
  • Bush Announces Decision to Support Petraeus Recommendations

    09/13/2007 9:49:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 169+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2007 – President Bush said tonight that he accepts Army Gen. David H. Petraeus’ recommendations on the U.S. strategy in Iraq and reduced troop levels. Bush said in a White House address that the strategy implemented eight months ago, which included a 30,000-troop surge, has enabled coalition troops and Iraqi security forces to make progress against al Qaeda and other extremists. He cited turnarounds in Baghdad, where violence is down, and in Anbar province, a region previously considered lost to terrorists. While acknowledging that the challenge in Iraq remains “formidable,” Bush said that testimony to Congress...
  • The Decision (Ann Romney)

    06/19/2007 8:24:35 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 58 replies · 1,170+ views
    Romney for President 2008 ^ | 06/16/07 | Ann Romney
    This video was put together by Ann Romney. It was shot around Christmas time in 2006 and documents the family meeting that the Romney's had where Mitt asked them how they felt about him running for President. As campaign videos go, this one is quite remarkable. View the video here.
  • Abortion Ruling Is All About Alito

    04/18/2007 5:51:40 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 54 replies · 1,656+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/18/07 | Andrew Cohen
    This is why presidential elections matter even if and when you don't particularly like one candidate or the other. The re-election of George W. Bush in 2004 begat the nomination to the United States Supreme Court of Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Justice Alito's ascenion to the High Court last year begat today a landmark abortion ruling that anti-abortion advocates have pushed to get for years. You can spin this any other way you want but in the end it comes down to a simple matter of personnel. Justice Alito was willing and able to go in the law...
  • Retraining Iraq Police Brigade is Right Decision, General Says

    10/06/2006 5:18:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 241+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2006 – The decision to pull an Iraqi police brigade off the streets for intensive retraining is part of the Iraqi government’s overall reform plan and will improve the professionalism and confidence within the national police, the U.S. general in charge of training Iraqi police said today. The Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced Oct. 3 that the 8th Brigade, 2nd National Police, was being recalled to go through intensive training in anti-militia and anti-sectarian violence operations, due to poor performance and possible complicity with sectarian violence. “I really believe that the decision to withdraw the 8th Brigade...
  • America's Iraq Decision

    09/01/2006 8:23:36 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 7 replies · 243+ views
    9/1/2006 | MosesKnows
    America's Obligation I believe America has an obligation to answer this question as a nation. "Does America want to win or lose in Iraq". It is just that simple.
  • And Subjective Justice For All

    08/19/2006 2:21:09 PM PDT · by jennivinson · 384+ views
    1440 KEYS AM ^ | August 19, 2006 | Jenni Vinson Trejo
    And Subjective Justice For All By Jenni Vinson Trejo August 19, 2006 William S. Mosher lived in Harris County in Houston, Texas. Mosher was a prominent Houston businessman and philanthropist who had been a long-time active and supporter of a local Christian charity, the Star of Hope Mission, that provided food and shelter to indigents. William Mosher died in 1948. In 1953 the president of the Star of Hope Mission approached the Harris County Commissioners Court and secured permission to erect a memorial to Mosher on the Courthouse property. Morris testified that Star of Hope selected a location in front...
  • CA: State education board stripped of funding over textbook decision

    07/12/2006 7:13:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 538+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 7/12/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    SACRAMENTO Caught in a political dustup over English-learning students and their own philosophical divide, members of the state Board of Education decided Wednesday to put their trust in the state's top political leaders to restore funding after the body was stripped of its entire operating budget. The loss of the board's $1.6 million annual staff budget came as political retaliation for its split vote in April not to allow alternative textbooks for English-learner students. The board rejected pleas from bilingual education advocates to allow schools to use different textbooks for students learning English. That vote angered the Democratic Latino Caucus,...
  • Pelosi Statement on Judge's Decision on FBI Raid of Congressional Office (William Jefferson, D-La.)

    07/10/2006 10:46:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,216+ views
    U.S. Newswire on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/06 | Nancy Pelosi
    WASHINGTON, July 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on Judge Thomas F. Hogan's ruling upholding his approval of the search warrant of Representative William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record)'s congressional office: "No one is above the law and no Members of the House can use a congressional office to conceal evidence of criminal wrongdoing or to shield them from prosecution. "This particular search could have been conducted in a manner that fully protected the ability of the prosecutors to obtain the evidence needed to do their job while preserving constitutional principles. "The...
  • Rumsfeld: Don't Draw Conclusions From Decision on Deployment

    05/12/2006 4:55:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 239+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2006 – The decision to delay deployment of one Army brigade from Germany to Iraq does not mean officials have decided to draw down troops in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday. Concluding that putting an Army brigade's deployment to Iraq on hold makes a statement about Iraq's stability or a troop drawdown ahead is like "taking one tulip and deciding it's spring," the secretary said on a radio talk show. It's premature to draw sweeping conclusions from the decision to keep the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, in Schweinfurt, Germany, until further notice, Rumsfeld...