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  • Federal complaint details Acampo man’s arrest on terrorism charge

    03/18/2014 1:36:59 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 17, 2014 11:18pm updated 12:14am | Denny Walsh and Sam Stanton
    The FBI secretly kept tabs on Nicholas Michael Teausant for six months, having a confidential informant meet with him repeatedly in Stockton at breakfast joints, a park and a flea market as the 20-year-old student allegedly spun his vision of jihad against the United States. Federal court papers say Teausant talked for months of his desire to train fighters in Syria, to bomb the Los Angeles subway system over the New Year’s Day holiday and to spark a civil war that would topple the U.S. government. :snip: In Internet postings quoted in the complaint, as well as conversations Teausant had...
  • A few more details on those 476,000 Obamacare applications

    10/20/2013 1:58:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2013 | By Sarah Kliff
    The Associated Press described these applications as having being "started." An administration official I -emailed with this afternoon thought it was more accurate to say these applications had been "submitted," and I found the explanation of why to be helpful in understanding how the whole shopping process works. The 476,000 shoppers that the Associated Press wrote about have submitted full applications, this administration official said. In that sense, they're done with the first step in the process. That being said, they're still at the start of the shopping process, with two more steps between where they are right now, and...
  • CBS News Reporter Says White House, FBI Denied Her Access to Benghazi Details, Photos: 'Not Even

    08/16/2013 6:00:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/16/13 | Dave Urbanski
    CBS News journalist Sharyl Attkisson says she’s been after Benghazi information through the Freedom of Information Act since last fall when the U.S. consulate in Libya was attacked, leaving four Americans dead. Well, Attkisson says she finally got her answer Friday. Turns out the White House and FBI don’t quite see the value of releasing the info. Check out Attkisson’s pointed tweets on the matter:
  • Russian Rocket Crash Details Revealed

    07/03/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Space.com ^ | 7/2/13 | Clara Moskowitz
    A Russian rocket crash yesterday (July 1) was likely caused by an emergency shutdown of the booster's engines 17 seconds into the flight, according to news reports. The unmanned Russian Proton-M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstanat 10:38 p.m. EDT (0238 GMT). The crash of the 17-story booster destroyed three onboard navigation satellites, which were worth almost $200 million. Video of the rocket crash from Russian state-run Rossiya-24 television shows the vehicle veering off course shortly after liftoff, and then breaking apart in mid-air and exploding in a fiery blaze once it hit the ground. The rocket was...
  • U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret

    06/03/2013 8:41:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | 6/3/13 | Sheera Frenkel | McClatchy Foreign Staff
    TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s military fumed Monday over the discovery that the U.S. government had revealed details of a top-secret Israeli military installation in published bid requests. The Obama administration had promised to build Israel a state-of-the-art facility to house a new ballistic-missile defense system, the Arrow 3. As with all Defense Department projects, detailed specifications were made public so that contractors could bid on the $25 million project. The specifications included more than 1,000 pages of details on the facility, ranging from the heating and cooling systems to the thickness of the walls. "If an enemy of Israel...
  • Issa Reveals Explosive Details From Benghazi Whistleblowers

    05/05/2013 10:37:04 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 129 replies
    CBS via Breitbart ^ | 5/5/2013 | Breitbart
    CBS: House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., with new details about the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. 5 May 2013, 9:31 AM PDT 4
  • Strike at 'Haaretz'

    09/10/2012 11:51:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/12
    Employees of the Haaretz daily started an open-ended strike Tuesday, demonstrating outside the newspapers editorial meeting rooms in protest of management's refusal to present its detailed program of budget cuts. The employees also want management to formulate an emergency plan for increasing revenues and to extend its offer of voluntary retirement...
  • Details of Paul Ryan's plan (Bullet points needed)

    08/16/2012 10:47:14 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 5 replies
    N/A | 8/16/12 | Self
    Greetings FReepers. I am trying to get some bullet points for the libs in my life in order to convert their votes from the illegal Muslim occupier to RR this time around. I would like to find some bullet points and talking points in general around Ryan (specifically) and Romney (in general). Anything official that they have proposed in a great start. Thanks in advance!
  • New Details Exposed About Sinai Terror Attack

    08/14/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/8/12 | Elad Benari
    New details were revealed Monday about last week’s terror attack in the Sinai Peninsula, in which 16 Egyptian officers were killed and seven were wounded. Among the details published by the Bawaba al-Ahram website were also the names of some of the terrorists who carried out the attack. The report identified the following terrorists: Hatem A, 37, from Cairo; Yihya A., 19, from Gharbia; Mohammed M., 30, from Sinai; Mohammed A S. from Gharbia; and Mohammed M., who reportedly has Palestinian Authority citizenship. An investigation into the attack by Egyptian intelligence revealed that Hatem A. came to Al-Arish about two...
  • SFPD details Mirkarimi gun search

    06/13/2012 5:10:44 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | June 11, 2012 | Dan Schreiber
    When suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi first came under investigation for domestic violence against his wife, he had to surrender his guns. But police investigators had a hard time obtaining them from Mirkarimi, who may have misled investigators about their whereabouts, according to documents filed in his official misconduct hearings. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, the progressive stalwart consistently favored gun control. He once drew court opposition from the National Rifle Association over a move to strengthen The City’s rules for handguns in homes. Yet when it was time to surrender his guns, Mirkarimi didn’t immediately hand them...
  • Romney Plan for Replacing ObamaCare Light on Details

    (CNSNews.com) – Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has pledged multiple times that he would repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law. However, his repeal proposals are light on specific details. “If I were president, day one I will take action to repeal Obamacare. It's bad medicine. It's bad economy. I'll repeal it,” Romney said at the Jan. 26 GOP debate in Florida. “And I believe the people -- I believe the people of each state should be able to craft programs that they feel are best for their people.” However, Romney’s plans...
  • Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong

    12/02/2011 2:32:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/2/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has provided Congress with 1,364 pages of documents detailing how the department gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border. In a letter last February to Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had not knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser
  • Gingrich, Santorum, and Bachmann fail to field full slate of delegates in NH

    12/02/2011 12:05:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2011 | Rick Mor
    .... As recently as two weeks ago, the Gingrich campaign was apparently unable to name 40 New Hampshire supporters of his presidential campaign. Candidates needed to file their slates of 20 delegates to the National Convention, along with 20 alternates, with the Secretary of State by November 18. The Gingrich campaign filed a partial slate of 14 delegates and 13 alternates, leaving 13 slots vacant. Among the 27 names Gingrich listed are three members of his staff. Rick Santorum (12 delegates and 12 alternates) and Michele Bachmann (18 delegates) also filed partial slates. Gary Johnson (10 delegates and one alternate)...
  • Alleged Details of the Alleged Incident Alleged to be Final Nail in Cain's Coffin

    11/03/2011 2:23:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "BREAKING: PJM Sources Report Details of Alleged Cain Incident." Stick with me on this. "Adding to the ongoing Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, two sources have now confirmed to PJ Media that a female employee of the National Restaurant Association told associates she had been brought by Mr. Cain to his Crystal City, Virginia residence where she alleged 'he had taken advantage of me.' Both sources claim to be politically conservative. One source, a male, told PJ Media: 'Herman took advantage of seniority and power with a young woman. It was an abuse of power.' Implying that...
  • Senate report to reveal mortgage crisis details: WSJ

    04/03/2011 12:17:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/3/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Senate will soon issue findings of a probe of the US mortgage meltdown that fueled the global financial crisis, with Goldman Sachs likely to face fresh embarrassment over its role, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, whose high-profile inquiry commission subpoenaed Goldman's and other executives last year, is due to release its report on the subprime implosion of 2007 and 2008. The paper, citing people familiar with the matter, said the report was expected to release emails from securities firms that developed or sold subprime mortgages and financial vehicles including...
  • FCC Stalls on Details of its Net Neutrality Power Grab

    03/08/2011 1:59:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/8/11 | Seton Motley
    We have discussed quite a bit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s December 21 unauthorized, unilateral Internet power grab – instigated and rammed through by its Chairman Julius Genachowski so as to impose the ridiculous notion that is Network Neutrality. We have time and again demonstrated how untethered to Reality the attempted imposition of Net Neutrality on the working Web actually is. Meanwhile, the Media Marxists have incessantly scolded us – for in fact more than six years now – that the end of the Internet as we know it was nigh unless we immediately imposed Net Neutrality. During which time...
  • Obama details conservation action plan

    02/17/2011 8:49:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/17/11 | Staff
    Washington- President Barack Obama called Wednesday for a series of steps to help Americans conserve and get in touch with nature, including full funding of the $900 million Land and Water Conservation Fund for only the third time in its existence.At a White House event, Obama also proposed creating a Conservation Service Corps to help young people find work in the outdoors, and extending the tax deduction for donating private land for conservation.
  • Exclusive: Court Document Details Congressman's Past Spousal Abuse (Charlie Wilson D OH-6)

    10/13/2010 2:55:44 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/13/10 | Mike Flynn
    Ohio Democrat Congressman Charlie Wilson was first elected to Congress in the Democrat wave year of 2006. Prior to that, he had been a long-time member of the Ohio state legislature, first elected to the Ohio House in 1996 and the Ohio Senate in 2004. (One of his four grown sons succeeded him in the legislature and is currently an Ohio State Senator.) He was also married for 27 years to his wife, Clara. The marriage ended in divorce in 1990. BigGovernment has obtained a trial brief filed by Mrs. Clara Wilson prior to the formal divorce proceedings. The brief...
  • Andrew Romanoff details contacts with White House over potential jobs

    06/02/2010 7:43:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 645+ views
    wapo ^ | 6/2/10 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Colorado state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff released a detailed statement tonight detailing his contacts with the White House last fall in which a top aide to President Barack Obama sought to convince him to leave the state's Senate race. Romanoff said that he received a call in September 2009 from White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina making clear that the White House would be supporting appointed Sen. Michael Bennet in the Colorado Senate Democratic primary. Added Romanoff: "Mr. Messina also suggested three positions that might be available to me were I not pursuing the Senate race. He...
  • Officials in Afghanistan Provide Details of Operations

    06/01/2010 5:59:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 94+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2010 – Military officials in Afghanistan have provided details of various recent operations that resulted in enemy fighters being killed or captured. -- A combined Afghan-international security force in Khost province’s Sabari district captured several Haqqani terrorism network commanders and other individuals last night and early this morning. The Haqqani network facilitators are believed to be responsible for planning and executing bombing attacks and militant operations against coalition forces, supplying weapons and directing attacks in Khost’s Sabari and Yaqubi districts. -- A separate Afghan-international force detained several individuals suspected of militant activity in Farah province’s Gulistan district...
  • Exclusive: FBI details surge in death threats against lawmakers

    05/25/2010 8:38:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 931+ views
    politico ^ | 5/25/10 | ERIKA LOVLEY
    I voted for you,” the caller said in a voice mail to Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler’s district office. “If you vote for that stimulus package, I’m gonna kill you. Simple as that.” The FBI says the caller was a 70-year-old resident of Shuler’s North Carolina district with a history of mental illness and a cache of guns. In the weeks before calling Shuler’s office, the FBI says, the caller beat and choked his wife. She told the FBI that she’d tried to clear her home of guns — and that she went to bed at night with a can of...
  • Dem lawmaker urges White House to release details on Sestak job

    05/24/2010 9:13:09 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 34 replies · 1,032+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05/24/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.) called on the White House Monday to detail conversations it allegedly had with Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) to try to convince him to drop his Senate bid. Weiner said allegations that White House officials had offered Sestak an administration job in exchange for his dropping his primary bid against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) had become a growing political liability. "I think what the White House should do is, to some degree, say, 'Here are the facts,'" Weiner said Monday morning during an appearance on MSNBC. "If there's not a lot [to] what's going on here,...
  • Amid United-Continental merger details, operation center hits a nerve

    05/21/2010 2:05:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 292+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 20, 2010 | Julie Johnsson
    As United and Continental executives hammer out plans to meld their airlines into the world's largest carrier, construction speeds ahead on one of the merged company's loftiest emblems: United's cutting-edge operations center in the Willis Tower. Where Bank of America traders once tracked the world's financial markets, United's dispatchers will guide thousands of its airplanes around the globe from the tower's 28th floor. It's the highest of nine floors United will occupy in the tallest skyscraper in the U.S.
  • Details of Snowfall on Mars Explained (Phoenix Mars Lander - "ice crystals sparkling in the air")

    07/02/2009 4:33:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 620+ views
    Space.com ^ | 7/2/09 | Andrea Thompson
    The planet Mars conjures images of red rocks and arid, dusty plains, but as NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander showed last year, it snows on Mars. The stationary robot observed ice crystals falling to the martian surface near the end of its 5-month mission in the arctic Vastitas Borealis plains last year. Today, scientists detail this finding and others in a set of four papers in the journal Science. The research could help shed light on the past and present action of water on the martian surface and characterize the potential habitability of the red planet. Phoenix landed on the red...
  • Feds release details on high-speed rail funds (8 Billion in stimulus money available)

    06/17/2009 1:05:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 408+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/17/09 | AP
    CHICAGO – The Obama administration has released criteria for $8 billion in stimulus money for high-speed rail that appear to give front-runner status to projects in the Midwest and California. The 68-page guidelines released Wednesday by the Federal Railroad Administration are the starting shot in a race between states ... California's $45 billion plan calls for 800 miles of track for high-speed service. ... Eight Midwestern states joined forces to back a network with a Chicago hub.
  • Schwarzenegger details state layoffs

    05/22/2009 5:33:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,297+ views
    California's prison and parole system will lose about 5 percent of its sworn officers as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's layoff order takes hold over the next four months, according to administration figures released on Friday. Another 10 agencies, including one that serves veterans and another that collects taxes are also cutting staff, but none as many as the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
  • Treasury soon to offer details on toxic-asset plan

    03/14/2009 2:46:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/14/09 | Glenn Somerville
    HORSHAM, England (Reuters) – The Treasury will offer more details in the coming week about how proposed public-private partnerships to take bad assets off banks' books will work, a senior department official said on Saturday. The proposal for such partnerships was first made by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in February but the lack of detail about them at the time disappointed financial markets led to a sharp drop in stock prices. Many analysts say the problem of toxic assets -- particularly mortgages gone bad as a result of the U.S. housing bust -- is at the heart of banks' reluctance...
  • UBS client details sent to US despite court order

    02/21/2009 7:32:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 919+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/09 | AFP
    GENEVA (AFP) – Banking details of eight American clients of Switzerland's largest bank have been sent to US authorities, despite a Swiss court order blocking the move, a newspaper said Saturday. The court's ruling Friday apparently came too late, with the information on the eight having been sent along with the names of more than 240 other American clients of UBS, the Tribune de Geneve daily reported. "The information has already arrived in Washington," Alain Bischel, spokesman for Swiss bank regulator FINMA, told the newspaper. The tribunal's order forbade Swiss bank regulator FINMA from giving the plaintiffs' "banking documents to...
  • Conservative group sues for TARP details (Freedom Watch/Larry Clayman)

    02/16/2009 7:34:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 404+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/09 | Walter Alarkon
    A conservative legal group is suing the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve to reveal exactly how the first $350 billion of the financial services bailout was spent. Larry Klayman and his organization, Freedom Watch, said they're concerned money from the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) was given to investment firms on the basis of the banks' political influence. The group noted that that jobs have been lost and that stock prices haven't recovered since the bailout. But Freedom Watch hasn't provided specific evidence of wrongdoing. Klayman said he filed a lawsuit because the government hasn't responded to a request...
  • New Details Presented In Outbreak In Pork Processing Plant Workers

    04/17/2008 9:16:49 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 160+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-18-2008 | American Academy of Neurology.
    New Details Presented In Outbreak In Pork Processing Plant Workers ScienceDaily (Apr. 18, 2008) — New details on the neurological illness that has affected workers at several pork processing plants were presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 16, 2008. Neurologists have identified the illness as a new disorder which causes symptoms ranging from a transverse myelitis syndrome, inflammation of the spinal cord, in one patient to mild weakness, fatigue, numbness and tingling in arms and legs. Researchers are classifying this condition as an immune polyradiculoneuropathy, (a disease of the peripheral nerves and...
  • Israel releases details on Syrian raid

    10/02/2007 8:55:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 126+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/2/07 | Josef Federman - ap
    JERUSALEM - Israel on Tuesday eased a strict news blackout on an airstrike in Syria last month, allowing the first publication of reports it struck an unspecified "military target" deep inside Syrian territory. Israel's military censor had imposed a total blackout on coverage of the Sept. 6 airstrike. But Tuesday, the office allowed preliminary details to be published after Syria's president, Bashar Assad, confirmed the airstrike in a televised interview. "Israeli air force planes attacked a military target deep inside Syria on Sept. 6, the military censor allowed for publication today," Israel's Army Radio reported. The headline on the Web...
  • Details emerge in W.Va. torture case (Warning - Graphic Violence)

    09/11/2007 8:41:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 2,954+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/07 | John Raby and Tom Breen - ap
    BIG CREEK, W.Va. - For at least a week, authorities say, a young black woman was held captive in a mobile home, forced to eat animal waste, stabbed, choked and repeatedly sexually abused — all while being peppered with a racial slur. It wasn't until deputies acting on an anonymous tip drove to a ramshackle trailer deep in West Virginia's rural hills that she was found. Limping toward the door with her arms outstretched, she uttered, "Help me," the Logan County sheriff's office said. Six people, all white, including a mother and son and a mother and daughter, have been...
  • Commander Details Progress in Baghdad

    06/01/2007 6:11:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 248+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2007 – While the “surge” in U.S. and Iraqi troops is continuing in Baghdad and other areas of Iraq, progress is being made in quelling violence there, a top U.S. commander in Iraq said yesterday. Baghdad is the center of gravity for the fight, and six coalition brigades with 24 battalions are in Baghdad, Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, said during a teleconference with Pentagon reporters. In the belts of villages around Baghdad -- from which extremists often launch attacks -- there are six brigades with 20 battalions. Another U.S. brigade...
  • Report details bird flu effects

    03/23/2007 9:08:03 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 561+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 3-23-2007 | David Goldstein
    Posted on Fri, Mar. 23, Report details bird flu effectsA study by the Trust for America's Health says a pandemic would have serious economic, as well as health, consequences. BY DAVID GOLDSTEIN Eagle Washington bureau WASHINGTON -A major pandemic flu outbreak could kill more than 2 million Americans, leaving 90 million others ill and causing a serious economic recession, a new study says. The Kansas economy is projected to take a $6 billion hit; Missouri's twice that much. "Everywhere will be ground zero," said Merideth Parrish, a public health outreach coordinator for the Kansas City (Mo.) Health Department, which is...
  • Gonzales to release spy program details

    01/31/2007 10:05:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 480+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/31/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Wednesday he will turn over secret documents detailing the government's domestic spying program, ending a two-week standoff with the Senate Judiciary Committee over surveillance targeting terror suspects. "It's never been the case where we said we would never provide the access," Gonzales told reporters. "We'd obviously be concerned about (how) the public disclosure may jeopardize the national security of our country," he said. "But we're working with the Congress to provide the information that it needs." The documents held by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — including investigators' applications for permission to spy...
  • Details of competing global warming plans in the U.S. Senate

    01/17/2007 5:44:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 361+ views
    Here are key points of three different global warming bills introduced in the U.S. Senate: "Electric Utility Cap-and-Trade Act," by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Tom Carper, D-Del. -Applies to the electricity sector, which accounts for 33 percent of all emissions. -Seeks to cap greenhouse gas emissions from the sector at 2006 levels in 2011 and 2001 levels in 2015. By 2020 emissions would be reduced 25 percent below where they would be expected to be that year without action. -Sets up cap-and-trade system allowing affected utilities to buy and trade "credits," each representing one ton of carbon dioxide. The...
  • Casey Details Threats to Iraq, Progress to Combat Them

    08/31/2006 6:21:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 137+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2006 – The primary threats to Iraq's security are terrorists and death squads, the coalition commander in the country said today, and both must be addressed if Iraq is going to progress. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the Iraqi people “aren't going to have the security that they want until the Iraqi security forces are the primary and dominant providers of security in the country. That won't happen until all militias and insurgents are disbanded.” Casey spoke to reporters this morning in Baghdad. He said the Iraqi security forces are developing and continue to evolve...
  • Medic details finding Iraqi girl's body (Mahmoudiya hearing ,, the "Triangle of Death")

    08/06/2006 2:21:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,278+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/06 | Ryan Lenz - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - An Iraqi army medic on Sunday told a U.S. military hearing of the horrific scene that confronted him in a tiny home south of Baghdad where he found the naked and burned body of a 14-year-old girl allegedly raped and murdered by American soldiers. The medic testified on the opening day of a hearing to determine whether five U.S. soldiers must stand trial in the March 12 rape-slaying of Abeer Qassim al-Janabi and the killing of her parents and sister in the town of Mahmoudiya. It is among the worst in a series of cases of alleged...
  • UPDATE 2-Stolen laptop with U.S. veterans' data recovered (Adds VFW quote, details, edits)

    06/30/2006 1:51:44 AM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies · 790+ views
    Reuters ^ | 29JUN06 | Vicki Allen
    WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - A stolen laptop computer containing sensitive information on more than 26 million U.S. military veterans and servicemembers has been recovered and a preliminary review indicated no data was taken, the FBI and Veterans Affairs Department said on Thursday. The laptop and the external hard drive taken in early May from a VA employee's residence in suburban Washington were recovered, authorities said. "A preliminary review of the equipment by computer forensic teams has determined that the data base remains intact and has not been accessed since it was stolen," the agencies said in a statement. "A...
  • Sniper Reportedly Details 4 New Shootings (Lee Boyd Malvo)

    06/16/2006 4:56:17 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 848+ views
    Comcast News & AP ^ | June 16, 2006
    WASHINGTON - Convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo told authorities that he and conspirator John Allen Muhammad were responsible for four shootings, two of them fatal, that had not been publicly linked to them, according to a published report. The Washington Post, citing a source familiar with the case, said in a story in Friday's editions the shootings occurred before the three-week spree in October 2002 in which 13 people were shot, 10 fatally, in the Washington area. The Post said a second source confirmed that investigators have received information implicating Malvo and Muhammad in the four other shootings. The sources...
  • Arnold's Budget: Devil in the Details

    05/16/2006 8:59:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 309+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 5/16/06 | Stephen Franks
    The governor was so proud of his May Revise of the budget that he didn't want to end the press conference last Friday. What is not to be proud of? $7.5 billion in unexpected revenues, repayment of the money promised to education, deficit is down to $2.5 billion (when it was expected to be $16 billion if the Davis spending habits had been continued), $2.2 billion into reserves and lots of goodies for the special interests. It is when you get into the details that you realize this is a crisis waiting to happen. Instead of a “fantastic” budget, it...
  • Cab owner details abduction in S.D., escape in Tijuana

    04/16/2006 8:34:16 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 623+ views
    http://www.signonsandiego.com ^ | 4 14 06 | Anna Cearley
    José Luis Cano was back at work driving his taxicab this week after surviving a kidnapping that started in San Diego and ended when he escaped the same day from a Tijuana house where he was being held. “It's difficult to describe how I feel,” he said. “I felt powerless, I felt fearful, and when I was in the house I focused on observing and listening to everything so I could get away.” Two men were arrested after Cano escaped and reported the crime to Mexican authorities. It's been a particularly busy week for kidnapping investigators on both sides of...
  • Official Clarifies Details on Controversial Weekend Raid

    03/31/2006 4:17:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 271+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 31, 2006 – A controversial weekend raid in Baghdad was expertly executed several blocks from the nearest mosque, a U.S. general said yesterday. Reports in Arabic media charge U.S. soldiers killed innocent civilians in a mosque during the raid. At his weekly news conference in Baghdad, Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, said those reports are false on several fronts. U.S. forces advised on the operation but did not take an active part, and the nearest mosque was six blocks away, he said. "The U.S. advisers were there purely in an advisory role;...
  • Officials Release More Details on Weekend Operation

    03/27/2006 3:07:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 262+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 27, 2006 – U.S. officials in Iraq have released further details on an operation in a Baghdad neighborhood yesterday. The mission, carried out by Iraqi commandos and soldiers from the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 1st Iraqi Special Operations Forces Brigade, consisted of a coordinated operation to capture and detain insurgents responsible for "kidnapping and execution activities," officials said in a statement today. The Iraqi troops killed 16 insurgents and wounded three others during a house-to-house search on an objective with multiple structures in the Adhamiyah neighborhood in northeastern Baghdad. The troops also detained 18 other individuals, discovered a...
  • Project Head Details Nuclear Dump Progress - Yucca Mountain

    03/15/2006 2:55:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 250+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/06 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON - A long-delayed nuclear waste dump in Nevada that has cost $9 billion so far is years away from opening, the project's director told frustrated lawmakers Wednesday, and will be at capacity from radioactive waste now accumulating. The Energy Department also plans to determine the need for a second site for an underground dump, said Paul Golan, acting director of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. Department officials had most recently set 2012 as the projected opening for the first nuclear waste dump, at Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, but have backed off that goal....
  • CA: Stem cell agency: State is in control - (Chairman: discussed details with governor,Perata)

    03/01/2006 9:50:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 161+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/1/06 | Rebecca Vesely
    HAYWARD — On the second day of the trial challenging the constitutionality of California's $3 billion stem cell institute, attorneys for the state defended the agency's track record through a key witness. Robert Klein, chairman of the board overseeing the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, took the stand for most of the day, answering questions from both sides about the structure and content of the agency. Klein was the chief architect of Proposition 71, the ballot initiative approved by 59 percent of voters in November 2004 establishing the stem cell agency and authorizing the state to issue $300 million in...
  • Jones Details NATO Missions, Transformation

    02/08/2006 4:42:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 138+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2006 – Far from being a pact that has had its day, the NATO alliance may have yet to make its major contributions, said the Supreme Allied Commander Europe before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday. Marine Gen. James Jones said NATO is redefining itself in a world where terrorist networks, not single threats, are the enemy. Challenges, he said, will come from non-state actors, and the NATO nations understand the need for "more proactive activities, security, stability and reconstruction to deter future crises from developing." The military portion of the alliance is well on its way...
  • White House Gives Details on Surveillance

    02/08/2006 4:12:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 77 replies · 1,448+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/06 | Katherine Shrader - ap
    WASHINGTON - After weeks of insisting it would not reveal details of its domestic eavesdropping, the White House reversed course Wednesday and provided a House committee with highly classified information about the program. The White House has been under heavy pressure from lawmakers who wanted more information about the National Security Agency's monitoring. Democrats and many Republicans rejected the administration's implicit suggestion that they could not be trusted with national security secrets. The shift came after Rep. Heather Wilson (news, bio, voting record), R-N.M., chairwoman of a House Intelligence Committee subcommittee, broke with the Bush administration and called for a...
  • DoD Leader Details U.S. Iraq Strategy

    01/18/2006 4:56:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 208+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2006 – U.S. strategy in Iraq is working, and success in the country could mean a transformed Middle East, Peter W. Rodman, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, said at the American Enterprise Institute here today. Rodman said the strategy empowers moderates of all ethnicities and sects in the country. "This is a way to isolate the extremists politically, even as the coalition and Iraqi forces are hunting them down militarily," he said. The strategy has three legs -- political, economic and military -- and all three aspects complement each other, he said. However, the...
  • Official English, Bilingual Ballot Ban Introduced (BARF!)

    12/05/2005 6:20:50 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 39 replies · 1,006+ views
    Robert Drobot | 05 December 2005 | Congressman Peter King
    Congressman Peter King (R-NY), now Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has reintroduced his National Language Act (H.R. 4408) in the 109th Congress. Congressman King's bill is a strong (???), self-executing ( got that right! ) official English bill in its own right. Look at Section 163: Sec. 163. Preserving and enhancing the role of the official language `The Government of the United States shall preserve and enhance the role of English as the official language of the United States of America. Unless specifically stated in applicable law, no person has a right, entitlement, or claim to have the Government...