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  • FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance

    11/03/2014 11:08:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/29/14 | Ed Pinkton
    The FBI is attempting to persuade an obscure regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement in order to seize significant new powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers throughout the US and around the world. Civil liberties groups warn that the proposed rule change amounts to a power grab by the agency that would ride roughshod over strict limits to searches and seizures laid out under the fourth amendment of the US constitution, as well as violate first amendment privacy rights. They have protested that the FBI is seeking to transform its cyber capabilities...
  • Reporters say White House sometimes demands changes to press-pool reports

    09/24/2014 5:02:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Journalists who cover the White House say Obama’s press aides have demanded — and received — changes in press-pool reports before the reports have been disseminated to other journalists. They say the White House has used its unusual role as the distributor of the reports as leverage to steer coverage in a more favorable direction.
  • Darrell Issa demands documents on White House political office

    03/19/2014 9:02:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    the washingon examiner ^ | 3/19/14 | Meghashyam Mali
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is pressing the White House to provide documents for his probe into potential Hatch Act violations. In a letter Tuesday to White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, Issa raised questions about whether the White House political office is improperly using taxpayer money to promote Democratic party and its candidates. Issa asked McDonough to "produce all documents and communications, including e-mails, related or referring to the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach or the reopening of the Office of Political Affairs, as soon as possible, but by no later than noon on April...
  • Immigration Detainees Continue Hunger Strike at Wash. Facility

    03/09/2014 5:36:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    nbcnews ^ | March 8th 2014 | Mel Bailey
    About 750 detainees housed at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state refused to eat Saturday in an attempt to halt deportations and demand better conditions. Community to Community Development, an immigrant activist group, helped lead protests outside of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Tacoma where the detainees are being housed. They said the strike began Friday, and that detainees are demanding better food, treatment and pay for work they do at the center. The activist group plans to protest until Tuesday. "People showing solidarity right now at Tacoma detention center!" group organizer of Latino Advocacy,...
  • Spain:Muslim Groups Demand Citizenship for Millions(Based on Law for Citizenship of Expelled Jews)

    02/23/2014 4:26:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | February 23, 2014 | BY SOEREN KERN
    Original Title:Spain: Muslim Groups Demand Citizenship for Millions The demands are for descendants of Muslims expelled from Spain in the Middle Ages when Muslim invaders were kicked out by Christians. Muslim groups are demanding Spanish citizenship for potentially millions of descendants of Muslims who were expelled from Spain during the Middle Ages. The growing clamor for "historical justice" comes after the recent approval of a law that would grant Spanish citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. Muslim supporters say they are entitled to the same rights and privileges as Jews because both groups were expelled...
  • BREAKING: NEW JERSEY ACTION SHUTTING DOWN OBAMA’S DEPORTATION QUOTA

    12/10/2013 11:05:13 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    notonemoredeportation.com ^ | December 10th, 2013 | notonemoredeportation.com
    Elizabeth, NJ – December 10th, 2013 During the week that Congress will close for 2013 without having passed an immigration reform bill, a group of Jersey residents locked themselves together in the street that serves as an entrance to the Elizabeth Detention Center (625 Evans St.) to protest the President’s deportation arbitrary quota policy and call on him to stop removals and expand deferred action instead. “We can’t let more families to be separated. We can’t wait for Congress. After what I saw my family go through I want to help other families that are in the same situation,” explains...
  • Undocumented students push for change to tuition policy

    08/16/2013 7:42:08 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | AUG 17,2013 | Heather Waliga
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Dozens of undocumented students at Wake Technical Community College are pushing for changes to a policy that requires them to pay out-of-state tuition. The students are forced to pay the out-of-state fees, which are nearly four times the cost of in-state tuition, even if they graduated from a North Carolina high school and have been living in the state for some time. Five students were arrested at Thursday's protest after repeated warnings to leave the campus. Wake Tech officials said the group didn't file the proper paperwork to protest at the college. The five individuals, ranging...
  • Barbarians at the Campus Gates: Why colleges cave to the demands of student activists

    05/21/2013 8:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    An all-too-familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that deal in fossil fuels. As a speaker was beginning a presentation to show how many millions of dollars such a disinvestment would cost the college, student activists invaded the meeting, seized the microphone, and shouted down a student who rose in the audience to object. Although there were professors and administrators in the room — including the college president — apparently nobody had the guts...
  • Latino Groups Warn Congress to Fix Immigration or Else

    12/17/2012 6:33:24 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 60 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 17, 2012 | Julia Preston
    WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest Latino organizations warned Congress on Wednesday that they will keep a report card during the immigration debate next year, with plans to mobilize their voters against lawmakers who do not support a comprehensive immigration bill. “Make no mistake, we will be watching,” said Eliseo Medina, international secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, which led one of the most extensive Latino voter drives. The report card will show “who stood with us and who stood against us” on immigration reform, Mr. Medina said."
  • Illegal Immigrants Are Lobbying To Win The Right To Practice Law In 50 States

    11/12/2012 2:01:46 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 12, 2012 | Erin Fuchs
    A nonprofit group called the DREAM Bar Association is lobbying every state in the union to grant law licenses to undocumented immigrants. The group wants all 50 states to enact laws allowing graduates of ABA-accredited schools to receive law licenses after they pass the bar – regardless of their immigration status. "This is a fundamental question of fairness," Jose Magaña, president of the group, said in a written statement issued ahead of a Tuesday press conference. The DREAM Bar Association filed friend-of-the-court briefs with state supreme courts in Florida and California, which are both weighing whether lawyers can practice if...
  • Romney Demands Apology For Obama Campaign's 'Felon' Lie

    07/12/2012 4:28:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/12/12 | Ben Shapiro
    This morning, the Obama team, springboarding from mainstream media coverage it had likely astroturfed, said that Mitt Romney was either a “felon” or a liar. Its mainstream media lackeys quickly played it up. And this morning, the Obama team was completely debunked by members of its own media, who were shamed into telling the truth by an enraged New Media. Now, the Romney campaign is calling for an apology from the Obama campaign and a retraction from the Boston Globe. “President Obama’s campaign hit a new low today when one of its senior advisers made a reckless and unsubstantiated charge...
  • PA Prisoners Promise Riots Unless They Get What They Want

    05/12/2012 1:54:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/12 | David Lev
    Terrorists and security prisoners being held in Israeli jails will riot unless their demands are met immediately, MK Jamal Zahalka threatened Saturday night. Speaking at a demonstration in Jaffa in support of security prisoners who are on a hunger strike demanding that Israel end the practice of administrative detention, and allow them more family visits. The demonstration was one of dozens that took place in Israel and PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria. Zahalka said that if Israel did not submit to the prisoners' demands, “the prisoners will soon begin to die, and we will have an intifada in the...
  • Lesbian demands that Catholic school remove Catechism quote from pamphlet

    03/19/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 21 replies · 1+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 19, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Ann Michelle Tesluk, a lesbian whose children attend a Catholic school, is demanding that the school, which is located in Peterborough, Ontario, remove a Catechism quote from a pamphlet because it refers to the homosexual inclination as "objectively disordered." See here. I wrote a series of posts after the Archdiocese of Boston announced a new policy which says that Catholic schools can partner with homosexual parents. I reminded His Eminence Sean Cardinal O'Malley that, in its Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum Educationis), No. 3, the Vatican II Fathers explained that parents "must be recognized as the primary and principal educators"...
  • Washington Bills Would Implement Occupy Demands (the freeloaders want your loot)

    02/02/2012 5:51:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    OPB ^ | 2/02/12 | Azusa Uchikura
    Wash. Bills Would Implement Occupy DemandsAzusa Uchikura | Feb. 2, 2012 1:51 p.m. OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington lawmakers are introducing several proposals that echo the demands of the Occupy protesters. In fact, the formal title of one proposal introduced Thursday says it is aimed at "Guaranteeing that the top one percent pay too." The chief sponsor, Democratic Representative Marko Liias , says the Occupy movement wasn't the only thing that prompted this idea. **SNIP** Liias's proposal isn't complete yet, but it would impose a 2 percent tax on incomes over $1 million. The money would help fund education from Kindergarten...
  • Forum Post: Proposed list of OWS Demands (and yes, they are serious)

    11/14/2011 3:52:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 62 replies
    Occupy Wall Street ^ | 23 Oct 11, posted 14 Nov 11 | bchang1987
    Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. Unionize ALL workers immediately. Raise the minimum wage immediately to $18/hr. Create a maximum wage of $90/hr to eliminate inequality. Institute a 6 hour workday, and 6 weeks of paid vacation. Institute a moratorium on all foreclosures and layoffs immediately. Repeal racist and xenophobic English-only laws. Open the borders to all immigrants, legal or illegal. Offer immediate, unconditional amnesty, to all undocumented residents of the US. Create a single-payer, universal health care system. Pass stricter campaign finance reform laws. Ban all private donations. All campaigns will receive equal funding, provided by the taxpayers. Institute a...
  • A capitalist's response to Occupy Wall Street's demands

    10/29/2011 5:36:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Gather ^ | 10/15/11 | by John N.
    A capitalist's response to Occupy Wall Street's demandsby John N. October 15, 2011 12:40 AM EDT INVESTIGATE, ARREST AND TRY THE WALL STREET CRIMINALS A very good idea. And how about those who are tied to their hip in Washington too? Or is this an inconvenient fact statist simply do not care to notice? **SNIP** GUARANTEED LIVING WAGE INCOME REGARDLESS OF EMPLOYMENT So why work? Turn laziness into an entitlement, great idea. FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION News flash: Nothing is free. What is being demanded here is that one group work and live for the benefit of another. So much for...
  • Protesters Debate What Demands, if Any, to Make (Laugh Alert)

    10/17/2011 3:39:29 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 16 Oct 2011 | MEREDITH HOFFMAN
    In a quiet corner across the street from Zuccotti Park, a cluster of 25 solemn-faced protesters struggled one night to give Occupy Wall Street what critics have found to be most lacking. “We absolutely need demands,” said Shawn Redden, 35, an earnest history teacher in the group. “Like Frederick Douglass said, ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand.’ ” The influence and staying power of Occupy Wall Street are undeniable: similar movements have sprouted around the world, as the original group enters its fifth week in the financial district. Yet a frequent criticism of the protesters has been the absence of...
  • Occupy Wall Street List of Demands

    Here is a list of demands from the communists that are protesting in various cities throughout the United States as per their web site, Occupy Wall Street.org. These demands are so far out in left field and show such a lack of understanding of economics that I will restrain from any further commentary beyond this. Their demands center on the fact that they believe they are owed something rather than realizing that life rewards effort. Their demands are even more absurd when you consider that most of these people believe in Darwinism and his survival of the fittest theory. Therefore,...
  • Read Demands of 'Occupy Wall Street' ... and Try Not to Laugh

    10/05/2011 9:16:36 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 47 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com ^ | 10/4/2011 | Kerry Picket, Washington Times
    The "Occupy Wall Street" protesters have listed 13 proposed demands from their website. Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending "Freetrade" by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. Demand three: Guaranteed...
  • Good Grief… Occupy Wall Street Imbeciles Release 13 Demands Including “$20 Minimum Wage”

    10/04/2011 4:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/04/2011 | Jim Hoft
    These imbeciles are just as dumb as we thought. Occupy Wall Street protesters posted a proposed list of demands on their website today. Thankfully, most American fifth graders aren’t this stupid. From the Occupy Wall Street website, via Picket and Loesch: Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages....
  • Tea Party picks up steam, demands further cuts (TP_ExPress bus trip starts in Napa, Aug 27th-)

    08/03/2011 2:18:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/3/11 | Joe Garofoli
    National Tea Party leaders in California were thrilled about one by-product of the political bloodbath over raising the federal debt ceiling: The fight showed that after two years of rabble-rousing from outside the Capitol, the Tea Party has real power to shape the debate in Washington. Their challenge now that President Obama has signed the debt limit law: Can the Tea Party transform its government-shrinking mantra into long-term power, or will it be a one-hit wonder? They're not stopping to think about it. This month, Tea Partiers will storm town hall meetings of Republican and Democratic members of Congress and...
  • RNC chief 'demands' Biden apologize for 'terrorist' swipe at Tea Party

    08/01/2011 6:12:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/1/11 | Michael O'Brien
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Vice President Biden should apologize for reportedly calling Tea Party members "terrorists." Biden is said to have made the remarks Monday during a closed-door meeting with Democrats on Capitol Hill. Priebus said on Twitter: .@VP more than crossed a line today when he called fiscal conservatives "terrorists". I demand an apology.
  • Wouldn't it be Great If The Weeper of The House Had Some "Spauldings" ?

    07/10/2011 7:24:25 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 40 replies
    FRee Republic | 7/10/11 | Alan Levy
    Wouldn't it be great if the Weeper of the House, John Boehner, grew some Spauldings and said this: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "If the President wants to raise the debt limit, he and the Democrat Party MUST do the following: •Repeal Obamacare. •Enact the entitlement reforms laid out in the Ryan Plan. •Dismantle the EPA, the Department of Education, HUD, and the Department of Energy. •End the unconstitutional military action in Libya. •Repeal the Dodd/Frank 'Financial Reform' bill. •Enact legislation to make the so-called 'Bush Tax Cuts' permanent. •Dismiss Eric Holder as Attorney General and cooperate fully in investigating the following matters: The...
  • U.S. Homeland Security Committee demands TSA explain reports of racial profiling at Newark airport

    06/17/2011 4:17:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    nj.com ^ | 6/17/11 | Steve Strunsky/The Star-Ledger
    WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee said they want the head of the Transportation Security Administration to explain how racial profiling became a common practice among TSA screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss) are both seeking answers from TSA Administrator John Pistole, after a federal report found several behavior detection officers, or BDOs, had singled out Mexican and Dominican passengers for special scrutiny, bag searches, questioning and document reviews in 2008 and 2009.
  • 5 arrested after protest at Ind. governor's office

    05/09/2011 4:53:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Ct Post ^ | Monday, May 9, 2011 | Information from: The Indianapolis Star
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five people who entered Gov. Mitch Daniels' office to protest recently approved legislation targeting illegal immigration were arrested after the protest turned confrontational. About 60 people entered Daniels' Statehouse office Monday to ask the governor to veto the legislation. The Indianapolis Star reports that when the protest became loud and confrontational, five people who were sitting on the floor of Daniels' office with their arms linked were arrested and led away in handcuffs. One of the protesters screamed at Daniels' door, urging him to come out and "look into the eyes of the little kids who will...
  • Ed Schultz Demands Nashville 'Rednecks' Write a Pro-Obama Song on Osama

    05/08/2011 10:02:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/8/11 | Tim Graham
    On Thursday night’s edition of The Ed Show on MSNBC, "Ed Schultz threw down a threat-down on hawkish, jingoistic country crooners like Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood ," wrote Adam Gold of Nashville Scene, "or as he called 'em, ‘fun-lovin', American rednecks in Nashville, Tennessee."Schultz "put the Music Row machine on notice — jestingly expressing his hankering to hear a patriotic anthem lauding President Obama and the Navy Seals for toe-tagging Osama bin Laden." You can tell Schultz was mocking patriotic country singers because he didn’t ask Steve Earle or the Dixie Chicks for their help.
  • Israel demands CNN apology over attack coverage

    03/13/2011 5:23:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    y net ^ | 3/13/11 | Roi Simyon
    American network reporters present tendentious coverage of Saturday's gruesome murder in Itamar, question fact it was a terrorist attack. Israel's Government Press Office 'dumbfounded, astonished' Attila Somfalvi Israel is demanding an apology from CNN over its coverage of Saturday's terrorist attack in Itamar claiming it was "tendentious and deceptive." Government Press Office director Oren Helman sent a letter to CNN's Bureau Chief Kevin Flower saying he was astonished at the network's coverage of the ruthless attack. A CNN website report avoided describing the event as a terror attack, noting that the Israel Defense Forces consider it an act of terrorism....
  • March in Los Angeles to demand immigration reform

    01/28/2011 8:35:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    Coffetoday ^ | January 28, 2011 in Featured News, World News | Posted by Adiguna
    Under the slogan ‘No Human Being is Illegal “, hundreds of people demonstrated on Saturday in Los Angeles, California, to demand immigration reform that would allow the legalization of millions of undocumented immigrants. The demonstration was organized by the Coalition for Immigrant Justice, recently formed by pro-immigrant organizations such as Hermandad Mexicana Crime. The march will start in Van Nuys and Glenoaks Boulevard in the city of Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley. So far, it is unknown whether they will participate pro-immigrant organizations in recent years have made great demonstrations. “The important thing is that we remain a voice...
  • Glenn Beck Demands Apology From Forbes Magazine For Soros Comments

    12/08/2010 5:12:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/8/10 | Jon Bershad
    Today on his show, Glenn Beck seemed particularly irked (and funny). One thing that was getting his dander up the most, was an article on Forbes.com entitled “Soros Warns U.S. Could Be On Verge Of Dictatorial Democracy, Slams Fox, Glenn Beck” and, most of all, its assertion that the host had been “falsely vilifying Soros publicly.” Beck was so angry that he demanded an apology from Forbes. Pretty interesting. What’s more interesting, is imagining whether or not this will be broached next Saturday at 11am during Forbes on Fox. First, Beck went after the author of the post, Robert Lenzner,...
  • Discovery TV Gunman Demands Halt to 'Parasitic Human Infants,' Credits Al Gore with ‘Awakening’

    09/01/2010 4:22:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 62 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/1/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Update 17:37 01/10/10 - Reports indicate that police have shot and killed James Lee, and released the hostages.SILVER SPRING, Maryland, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Chaos erupted after at least one hostage was taken at the Silver Spring headquarters of the Discovery Channel by what appears to be a crazed radical environmentalist. The armed man has reportedly demanded that Discovery Channel executives run programming geared toward stopping the propagation of "parasitic human infants" in order to save the planet from global warming and pollution.In a document apparently authored by James J. Lee, identified by law enforcement as the gunman, Lee...
  • India: Muslims Making Demands in a Catholic School

    07/13/2010 11:13:07 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | July 13Th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    I have one issue with this article besides the obvious one, of Muslims making demands on the school. I know that the school meant well but after almost 1400 years of jihad, and the bloody history between India and Islam, Muslims should of never been allowed in the school in the first place. They do not integrate, they look to takeover, with no concerns for the beliefs of anyone else. We should never forget this.
  • Single Moms Juggle Military, Home Demands

    05/20/2010 5:35:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 292+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 19, 2010 – Army Spc. Sandie De Los Reyes steps over her threshold well after dark -- balancing baby in one hand and grocery bags in the other -- with her two sons following close behind. Army Spc. Sandie De Los Reyes spends some down time after work with her children, 10-month-old Precious, 10-year-old Gabriel and 15-year-old Leonard, in her home on Fort Campbell, Ky. De Los Reyes, whose husband is stationed in Georgia, is the primary caregiver for their three children. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. She straps 10-month-old Precious into...
  • Obama Mocks American People, Demands a Thank You for His Work

    04/16/2010 4:11:33 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies · 1,543+ views
    OBAMA: Since today happens to be tax day (laughter) I should just point out that one-third of the Recovery Act went to tax cuts, tax cuts that strengthened the cornerstone of the American dream. I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies (laughter) about taxes, taxes. You would think they would be saying thank you. That's what you'd think. (cheers and applause)
  • Thousands Expected to Rally for Immigration Overhaul in Washington

    03/21/2010 10:10:51 AM PDT · by AuntB · 32 replies · 666+ views
    Fox News ^ | Mar. 21, 2010 | Fox
    Tens of thousands of immigrant rights advocates are expected to march through Washington, D.C., on Sunday in support of immigration reform. Organizers say people have traveled from around the country for the march, which is sponsored by dozens of community, labor and faith groups. Activists have been frustrated that they've had to wait for reform, despite President Obama's assurances that he remains committed to changing immigration laws. They hope Sunday's march will re-energize the legislative effort. The event starts with an interfaith service and rally on the National Mall. Speakers include Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahoney and NAACP president Ben...
  • After Health Care, Immigration?

    03/18/2010 6:33:34 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 29 replies · 439+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | March 18, 2010 | Mark Krikorian
    Reader Stephen T. worries: "I have a bad feeling that failure of healthcare will impel Democrats to unite on amnesty in order to hand Obama *some* victory to redeem his loser administration... Do you foresee any of this happening? The short answer is "No...Graham was essentially saying "If you guys use reconciliation to pass health care, even I won't be your cabana boy, and that's saying something." As for the bigger point that the failure of health care would impel Democrats to seek a win on immigration, I find it hard to imagine. Look at what Rep. Jason Altmire told...
  • Immigration reform: Stuck in the shadows

    03/18/2010 6:45:59 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies · 244+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2010 | Harold Meyerson
    Sunday tens of thousands of Americans who supported Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008 will gather on the Mall to protest the president's lack of action on a cause to which he had committed himself throughout the campaign: immigration reform. As a candidate, Obama spoke eloquently of the need to bring the estimated 11 million immigrants here without documentation "out of the shadows." But reforming our ridiculous immigration laws so that the millions of immigrants here illegally could have a path to legalization was deferred, like so many administration commitments, until health-care reform was enacted. So immigrants and Latinos held...
  • Happy Easter: BA union militants wreck getaway plans

    03/12/2010 7:35:01 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:24 PM on 12th March 2010 | Ray Massey and James Chapman
    Millions of British Airways passengers are facing Easter holiday chaos after militant union leaders announced a 'cynical' series of crippling strikes. Gordon Brown - who failed to condemn the walkouts - was under growing pressure over his links to the unions that bankroll the Labour Party. BA cabin crew will stage a three-day walkout on March 20, 21 and 22, followed by a four-day strike between March 27 and March 30 and more in April.
  • Obama demands 'up-or-down' vote on health care

    03/03/2010 12:20:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 54 replies · 1,473+ views
    Yahoo! via APee ^ | 3 Mar 10 | ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged Congress Wednesday to vote "up or down" on sweeping health care legislation in the next few weeks, endorsing a plan that denies Senate Republicans the right to kill the bill by stalling with a filibuster. "I don't see how another year of negotiations would help. Moreover, the insurance companies aren't starting over," Obama said, rejecting Republican calls to begin anew on an effort to remake the health care system. The president made his appeal as Democratic leaders in Congress surveyed their rank and file for the votes needed to pass legislation by majority vote...
  • France demands Israel explain Dubai passport affair

    02/18/2010 10:16:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 564+ views
    reuters ^ | 2/18/10 | rueters
    PARIS (Reuters) - France demanded on Thursday that Israel explain how a forged French passport came to be used by assassins suspected of killing a Hamas commander in Dubai last month. The case has already caused diplomatic friction between Israel and European allies, with Britain urging Israel to cooperate with efforts to clear up the apparent use of faked British passports. "We are asking for explanations from Israel's embassy in France over the circumstances of the use of a fake French passport in the assassination of a Hamas member in Dubai," the Foreign Ministry said in an electronic news briefing....
  • Hispanic Activist Warns GOP On Sotomayor Response

    06/05/2009 7:57:33 AM PDT · by pissant · 41 replies · 1,115+ views
    National Journal ^ | 6/5/09 | JANET MURGUíA
    The President Of La Raza Says Party Will Pay Price For An Uncivil Debate Over The High Court When President Obama announced Sonia Sotomayor as his pick for the Supreme Court, the pundits warned Republicans of a trap -- attacking the first Hispanic nominee for the court could backfire, they said. That didn't stop former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo from going on cable news to decry Sotomayor's involvement with the National Council of La Raza, which he called a racist organization. Sotomayor herself was called a racist by Rush Limbaugh and then Newt Gingrich, who later withdrew his statement. NationalJournal.com's...
  • Muslims Criticize Producers of Seattle Police Training Program

    05/26/2009 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 16 replies · 512+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | May 26Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Another day....another complaint by Muslims. Recently over a dozen US Islamic organizations have made it clear that they do not care for how the authorities handle the threat of Islamic terrorism. American Muslims have now added a Seattle police training program to their list of complaints.
  • Army, Marine Corps Juggle High Demands for Ground Forces

    04/23/2009 4:46:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 266+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2009 – With U.S. military members serving in more than 120 countries throughout the world as well as meeting requirements for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, ground forces are stretched thin, senior military officials told Congress here yesterday. The Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli told the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on readiness and management that unless “tough decisions” are made, the Army cannot continue to meet current demands for deployed forces while maintaining the amount of time troops need to re-train and rest at their home station. “What has to change for...
  • Obama Hosts Jordan, Demands Israeli ‘Goodwill’

    04/21/2009 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 893+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 4/21/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    U.S. President Barack Obama launched his personal Middle East initiative Tuesday by hosting Jordanian King Abdullah II, who separately met with Christian, Muslim and Reform Jewish leaders for support for a Palestinian Authority state. President Obama told King Abdullah that Israel and the PA “cannot talk forever” and demanded that both sides show “goodwill.” He specifically said that Netanyahu government leaders are “going to have to solidify their position."
  • LA Times: Protesters press Obama on immigration

    03/19/2009 11:07:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies · 780+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 19, 2009 | Seema Mehta
    As ticket-holders waited patiently in line to gain entry to the gymnasium at Miguel Contreras Learning Center near downtown L.A. this morning, two groups protested for legalization of undocumented immigrants. Kevin Prada, 12, attended a protest by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles and spoke about his life since his father was deported in 2007. "I am an American citizen, but right now I don't feel like one. I feel like I am an alien from a different world," he said. Prada's father immigrated from Peru in the 1990s and was denied political asylum. [snip] "I haven't...
  • Likud ready to meet Lieberman's demands on unions, conversion

    02/12/2009 10:28:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 744+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/12/09 | GIL HOFFMAN
    The Likud is confident it can meet the two demands on which Israel Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman has conditioned recommending that President Shimon Peres designate Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu to be the next prime minister, Likud officials said Thursday. The Jerusalem Post reported exclusively Thursday that Lieberman was ready to endorse Netanyahu rather than Kadima leader Tzipi Livni, provided that Netanyahu pledged to push through his demands for civil unions and an eased conversion process, but that if those two demands were not met, he would back Livni. Lieberman is also seeking to be appointed defense minister or finance minister,...
  • Obama demands 10% defense cuts

    02/03/2009 3:17:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies · 1,938+ views
    WND ^ | 2-01-09 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The Obama administration asked the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon budget for fiscal year 2010 by $55 billion, more than 10 percent of last year's $512 billion defense budget. The announcement came late Friday, following a meeting at the White House between President Obama and Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Gen. Jim Jones, chairman of the National Security Council, according to a Fox News report. The White House website
  • Honduran faces execution tonight for Arlington killing

    08/07/2008 5:11:53 AM PDT · by TexasRedeye · 25 replies · 164+ views
    Heliberto Chi, a Honduran native...moved one step closer to execution Wednesday when [Texas"] highest criminal court rejected his bid for a stay. Chi, condemned for killing Armand Paliotta during an after-hours robbery ...will be put to death tonight in Huntsville unless his lawyers can persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to spare his life. Arlington attorney Wes Ball said the odds are against Chi because Ball’s argument is similar to the one the justices rejected Tuesday when they allowed the execution of Mexican national Jose Ernesto Medellin to go forward.
  • Immigrant rights activists join protests nationwide [They also want raids and deportations to end..]

    05/01/2008 10:47:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 62+ views
    Immigrant rights activists join protests nationwide By SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press Writer 19 minutes ago CHICAGO — Thousands of immigrants and activists gathered in cities across the country Thursday to demand comprehensive immigration reform, including citizenship opportunities for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. Turnout has fallen sharply since the first nationwide rallies in 2006, when more than 1 million people — at least 400,000 in Chicago alone — clogged streets and brought traffic to a standstill. Activists hoping to re-ignite the immigration debate in time for the presidential elections say this year's efforts are focused less...
  • War demands strain US military readiness

    02/08/2008 5:46:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 137+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/08 | Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON - A classified Pentagon assessment concludes that long battlefield tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with persistent terrorist activity and other threats, have prevented the U.S. military from improving its ability to respond to any new crisis, The Associated Press has learned. Despite security gains in Iraq, there is still a "significant" risk that the strained U.S. military cannot quickly and fully respond to another outbreak elsewhere in the world, according to the report. Last year the Pentagon raised that threat risk from "moderate" to "significant." This year, the report will maintain that "significant" risk level — pointing to...
  • 'Palestinians will yield part of West Bank if compensated'

    10/10/2007 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Alouette · 24 replies · 383+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 10, 2007
    The Palestinians are ready to yield parts of the West Bank to Israel, if compensated with an equal amount of Israeli territory, the lead Palestinian negotiator said Wednesday, spelling out his positions in an interview with The Associated Press. Ahmed Qureia, a 71-year-old former prime minister, said saying the US-hosted Middle East conference in Annapolis, Maryland, tentatively set for November 26, is a "very, very, very important opportunity." If it fails, he said, Israelis and Palestinians will perhaps suffer more than in the blood-soaked years following the unsuccessful Camp David summit in 2000. Israelis and Palestinians are slowly rebuilding trust,...