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  • Iraq's Oil Progress

    08/21/2008 1:12:48 PM PDT · by kellynla · 5 replies · 90+ views
    weekly standard ^ | 08/25/2008, Volume 013, Issue 46 | Michael Makovsky
    It is now widely accepted that the surge in American troops helped dramatically improve security in Iraq in the last year. But there has been less notice of, or comment on, how the surge has improved the Iraqi oil sector, which contributes more than two-thirds of the country's gross national product and almost 95 percent of the government's revenue, and remains pivotal to the country's development and stabilization. Oil production has risen about 25 percent in Iraq in the past year. It had been flat from 2005 through mid-2007, hovering around 2 million barrels per day before beginning to climb...
  • Georgia preparing to defend the town of Gori

    08/10/2008 5:42:13 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 35 replies · 231+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Georgian troops are preparing to defend the town of Gori against the advancing Russian army.
  • Offshore Drilling Passes Virginia House of Delegates

    07/13/2008 4:09:57 AM PDT · by Man50D · 1 replies · 67+ views
    American Solutions ^ | July 9, 2008
    Good news today from Virginia on offshore drilling. HB6006, a bill that would allow vital oil and natural gas exploration off the Virginia coastline, passed the House of Delegates by 56 to 39. The bill would also use the revenue from the offshore drilling to help pay for Virginia's transportation needs. With Congress refusing to take action to drill here and drill now, it's nice to see the states take some initiative. Delegate Chris Saxman, the bill's author, said this in a press release: “Though federal officials will ultimately decide whether to lift the ban on offshore drilling, it is...
  • Federal minimum wage rising this week

    07/21/2007 11:19:10 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 131 replies · 1,771+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 7/21/07 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON - Fast-food waitress Fawn Townsend of Raleigh, N.C., knows exactly what she is going to do if her salary goes up with Tuesday's increase in the federal minimum wage: start saving for a car so she can find a second job to make ends meet. "My goal personally is to get a vehicle so I can independently go back and forth to work and maybe pick up extra work so I can have that extra income, because minimum wage is not cutting it," said Townsend, who is 24 and single. "Being a single person, you can't pay all your...
  • Senators reach agreement on fuel economy

    06/21/2007 4:52:15 PM PDT · by gpapa · 60 replies · 1,312+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | June 21, 2007 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to increase fuel economy standards to 35 miles per gallon for cars and SUVs, the first significant boost demanded of automakers in nearly 20 years.
  • The Democrats' Democracy Problem

    06/17/2007 6:02:19 AM PDT · by gpapa · 32 replies · 857+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2007 | Ronald D. Asmus
    Democrats today have a problem with democracy. We have lost our voice on the issue of promoting democracy abroad -- which means that what was once a core Democratic foreign policy idea is being ceded to the GOP.
  • JFK airport plot 'a US setup'

    06/06/2007 2:56:08 PM PDT · by Abathar · 51 replies · 1,692+ views
    News24.com ^ | 06/06/2007
    Port Of Spain - The four suspects in an alleged terror plot to bomb a New York airport were set up in an elaborate plan by the US Republican party to retain hold of the White House, the daughter of an arrested suspect claimed on Tuesday. Huda Ibrahiim, daughter of Amir Kareem Ibrahiim, one of four men accused of plotting acts of terrorism against the United States, said US justice officials had engaged in entrapment in breaking up the alleged plot. Huda, 20, speaking on behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago and the Guyanese Shi'ite Muslim community, read from a...
  • Video: Fox News reporter calls Chavez apologist an SOB on the air

    06/01/2007 4:01:23 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 75 replies · 3,456+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 6/1/07 | Allahpundit
    The reporter in question being Adam Housley, who’s been covering the protests in Caracas all week, and the apologist being NYC Councilman Charles Barron, whom you’ll remember more recently from his violent threats towards the NYPD and less recently as host to Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe. Here he gives us a glimpse of what the western left must have sounded like during Stalin’s heyday. Don’t call him a useful idiot. He’s not an idiot; he’s just on the other side. The dispute here is over Chavez’s shutdown of RCTV, the opposition television station in Caracas whose closure inspired the street...
  • US Forces Rescue 41 Iraqis from AQ

    05/27/2007 7:34:32 AM PDT · by NordP · 57 replies · 3,660+ views
    Fox News Alert to my E-Mail ^ | May 27, 2007 | Associated Press
    U.S. forces rescued 41 Iraqi civilians Sunday from an al-Qaida hide-out northeast of Baghdad, including some who showed signs of torture and broken bones, a senior U.S. official said.
  • McCain: Bush's low approval ratings hurt GOP

    05/10/2007 5:09:11 PM PDT · by enough_idiocy · 79 replies · 1,361+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/10/07 | JAMES PRICHARD
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain (news, bio, voting record) said Thursday he believes President Bush's low approval ratings are hurting the GOP yet won't affect the party's 2008 nominee.
  • Pelosi threat to sue Bush over Iraq bill

    05/08/2007 7:07:38 PM PDT · by Jean S · 238 replies · 11,512+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/9/07 | Jonathan E. Kaplan and Elana Schor
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is threatening to take President Bush to court if he issues a signing statement as a way of sidestepping a carefully crafted compromise Iraq war spending bill. Pelosi recently told a group of liberal bloggers, “We can take the president to court” if he issues a signing statement, according to Kid Oakland, a blogger who covered Pelosi’s remarks for the liberal website dailykos.com. “The president has made excessive use of signing statements and Congress is considering ways to respond to this executive-branch overreaching,” a spokesman for Pelosi, Nadeam Elshami, said. “Whether through the oversight or...
  • Snow won't dampen "global-warming" rallies

    04/13/2007 10:31:52 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 58 replies · 1,262+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | 4/13/07 | Ken Kolker
    The weather forecast for Saturday's global warming rallies in Grand Rapids and Holland calls for snow and cold rain and temperatures in the 40s -- about 10 degrees below normal. For some, this might make global warming a tough sell. "I've thought of that," said Lisa Locke, associate director of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, which is organizing the three Grand Rapids "Step it Up" rallies. "I think that's an easy excuse, but if we're really reasonable about it, we're not talking about individual weather on individual days," Locke said. "We're talking about something much larger, on a global...
  • PLEASE HIT THIS POLL~

    03/19/2007 11:06:31 AM PDT · by Fawn · 30 replies · 1,232+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | March 19,2007 | Sun Sentinel
    Four years after President Bush launched the U.S. attack on Iraq, the fighting continues with no end in sight. Would you support a presidential candidate who backs continued U.S. military involvement?
  • Feinstein: Pakistan Lax On Al-Qaida

    03/04/2007 10:46:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 419+ views
    Playfuls,com ^ | 08:03 PM, March 4th 2007 | by News Staff & UPI
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says Pakistan should let U.S. troops into areas dominated by a resurging al-Qaida or send its own troops in to pursue terrorists. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the California Democrat said she agrees with the Bush administration about the growing danger. A rebuilt al-Qaida "can easily extend the terrorist arm into the European community and Great Britain. That's a deep concern, because then it's just (across) the ocean for us." Pakistan says it will not allow U.S. or NATO troops into tribal areas where al-Qaida is believed to be recruiting and revamping its operations. Feinstein said...
  • Political Science on the Hill

    02/01/2007 5:12:20 PM PST · by pleikumud · 3 replies · 335+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 01/22/2007 | Yuval Levin
    Just four days before the House took up the issue, the journal Nature Biotechnology published a study showing that cells from amniotic fluid, collected in the course of routine amniocentesis during pregnancy, could have many of the appealing properties of embryonic stem cells, without requiring the destruction of embryos.
  • Dems to tackle "income inequality"

    01/11/2007 6:22:55 AM PST · by Quilla · 98 replies · 1,521+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2007 | Larry Elder
    You make too much money! And you make too little! Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., put it somewhat differently. But the new chairman of the House Financial Services Committee vowed to tackle the growing, festering problem of "income inequality." "Government doesn't have to interfere with the free enterprise system," says Frank, "but we can work along with it to reduce inequality." Railing against Home Depot's $210 million severance package for its fired CEO, Frank called it "further confirmation of the need to deal with the pattern of CEO pay that appears to be out of control." What does Frank propose to...
  • Caption Hillary at Ground Zero on the 5th anniversary of 9/11 (Gag/Hurl/PHONY alert)

    09/11/2006 10:39:05 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 94 replies · 4,196+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 9/11/05 | staff
    "Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, left, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY attend the memorial service near the site of the former World Trade Center on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 in New York." "Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, right, gives a television interview across from ground zero on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Monday, Sept, 11, 2006 in New York."
  • Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctions

    09/07/2006 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,344 replies · 30,688+ views
    americablog.blogspot.com ^ | September 07, 2006 | John in DC
    Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctionsby John in DC - 9/07/2006 06:02:00 PM This letter was sent today by the entire Democratic leadership of the US Senate. This letter is such a major shot across the bow of Disney, it's not even funny. It is FILLED with veiled threats, both legal and legislative, against Disney. US Senators don't make threats like this, especially the entire Democratic leadership en masse, unless they mean it. Disney is in serious trouble. Read it, then read my analysis of it below:September 7, 2006 Mr. Robert A. Iger President and...
  • Bush Reveals Secret War On Terror, Movement of Suspects

    09/06/2006 11:41:38 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 52 replies · 1,516+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09-06-2006 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON — President Bush, warning Americans that "terrorists are still active... and still trying to kill our people," announced Wednesday the transfer of 14 key terrorist suspects from secret CIA custody to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. He also announced that he was asking Congress to pass legislation that would allow the United States to try the terror suspects for war crimes. "The families of the 9/11 attacks have waited patiently for justice," Bush said in making the announcement. Issuing a warning to terrorists around the world, the president...
  • Amateur Hour?

    08/20/2006 7:14:26 AM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies · 1,493+ views
    National Review OL ^ | August 18, 2006 | Bryan Cunningham
    A judge’s first-year failing-grade opinion. The Honorable Anna Diggs-Taylor probably means well. The lone judge in American history to order a president to halt in wartime a foreign-intelligence-collection program that has undoubtedly saved lives probably sympathizes with the journalists, and others, who are suing to stop the Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP) in which NSA intercepts foreign-U.S. terrorist communications. She probably feels in her heart the program is wrong, and undoubtedly hears the footsteps of the federal judicial panel moving towards taking this case away from her and consolidating it with others. We can sympathize with her motives, and even share...