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  • Rand Paul: 'Sad and Cheap' for Chris Christie to use 'cloak' of 9/11 victims

    07/31/2013 4:26:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/30/13 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Rand Paul is upping the ante in his ongoing spat over national security with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, calling it “sad and cheap” for Mr. Christie to invoke victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to make his point. “It’s really, I think, kind of sad and cheap that he would use the cloak of 9/11 victims and say, ‘Oh, I’m the only one who cares about these victims.’ Hogwash,” Mr. Paul said Monday on Fox News’ “Hannity.” “If he cared about protecting this country, maybe he wouldn’t be in this ‘gimme, gimme, gimme all the money’...
  • Dems: no high-level direction on Fast & Furious

    01/30/2012 9:59:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 1/30/12 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a congressional committee say the panel has obtained no evidence that a flawed gun smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious was conceived or directed by high-level political appointees at Justice Department headquarters. The Democrats say the probe grew out of a misguided five-year-long effort during both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations in the Phoenix division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to dismantle arms trafficking networks along the Southwest border.
  • U.S. headed in the right direction (Worthwhile read)

    09/24/2011 9:58:53 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 11, 2011 | Peter W. Schramm
    Much has happened in Washington recently, most of it good. I do not refer to the details of the debt-reduction agreement but to the change it signifies. The logistics of turning around an aircraft carrier concern me less than the new direction the big boat will face. Changing course is incredibly complicated. But now, I believe, we’re moving toward our target. Beyond even the reawakening of national priorities under President Ronald Reagan, this debate over what House Speaker John Boehner calls “the arrogant habits of Washington” has produced the most radical change in my lifetime. The debt-ceiling debate exposed Washington’s...
  • Obama: "At<i> My</i> Direction" U.S. Carried Out Operation Against Bin Laden

    05/01/2011 9:26:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/1/11 | staff
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. a small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability."
  • China preparing for armed conflict 'in every direction'

    12/29/2010 9:10:15 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 49 replies · 32+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/29/2010 | Peter Foster, Beijing
    China is preparing for conflict 'in every direction', the defence minister said on Wednesday in remarks that threaten to overshadow a visit to Beijing by his US counterpart next month. "In the coming five years, our military will push forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction," said Liang Guanglie in an interview published by several state-backed newspapers in China. "We may be living in peaceful times, but we can never forget war, never send the horses south or put the bayonets and guns away," Mr Liang added. China repeatedly says it is planning a "peaceful rise" but the...
  • Atlantic Ocean's Waters Reversed Direction, Study Finds

    11/03/2010 4:57:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies ^ | 11/3/10 | Charles Q. Choi
    Although it's said that still waters run deep, now scientists find that deep waters aren't still - in fact, the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean seem to have reversed their direction of flow since the last time ice dominated the Earth. Instead of heading southward as they do now, these abyssal waters once flowed northward roughly 20,000 years ago, back when the world saw ice sheets more than a mile high, a new study suggests. The change in flow could have accompanied profound changes in climate, researchers explained. Climate connection In the Atlantic, the Gulf Stream brings warm surface...
  • Indonesian clerics: Our mistake _ you're facing the wrong direction during Islamic prayers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — People in the world's most populous Muslim nation have been facing Africa — not Mecca — while praying. Indonesia's highest Islamic body acknowledged Monday it made a mistake when issuing an edict in March saying the holy city in Saudi Arabia was to the country's west. It has since asked followers to shift direction slightly northward during their daily prayers. "After a thorough study with some cosmography and astronomy experts, we learned they've been facing southern Somalia and Kenya," said Ma'ruf Amin, a prominent cleric of the Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI. "We've revised it now...
  • Indonesian Muslims Told to Change Prayer Direction (They Faced Toward Africa Instead of Mecca)

    07/17/2010 6:46:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies · 4+ views
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | July 16, 2010 | Reuters
    Indonesian Muslims told to change prayer direction JAKARTA, July 16 — Indonesia’s Muslims learned today they have been praying in the wrong direction, after the country’s highest Islamic authority said its directive on the direction of Mecca actually had people facing Africa. Muslims are supposed to face the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia during prayer and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued an edict in March stipulating westward was the correct direction from the world’s most populous Muslim country. “But it has been decided that actually the mosques are facing Somalia or Kenya, so we are now suggesting...
  • Which Way, Not How Far (liberals & conservatives want to move in opposite directions on healthcare)

    02/14/2010 9:34:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 188+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/12/2010 | Yuval Levin
    The Ezra Klein post that Stephen Spruiell ably critcizes below raises (by failing to see) an important point. The difference between most conservatives and most liberals on health care is not a difference of degree but a difference of direction — a difference on the question of which we way want to move from our existing highly inefficient system of paying for health insurance. Both sides agree there are huge problems with the current system, and they even agree on what some of those problems are: there is a shortage of incentives for efficiency, and therefore costs are rising much...
  • How the World Now Sees Obama

    01/21/2010 6:45:30 AM PST · by The Big Boo · 9 replies · 809+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | Jan. 21, 2010 | Charles Hawley
    The World Bids Farewell to Obama US President Barack Obama suffered a painful defeat in Massachusetts on Tuesday. With mid-term elections looming, it means that Obama will have to fundamentally re-think his political course. German commentators say it is the end of hope. US President Barack Obama has had a number of difficult weeks during his first year in the White House. Right after he took office, he had to wade through a week full of partisan bickering over his economic stimulus package combined with a tax scandal surrounding Tom Daschle, the man Obama had hoped would lead his health...
  • Americans yearn for change of direction: poll (WaPo and Abc News,, Snicker Alert!!)

    11/05/2007 4:06:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 39+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/05/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Sixty percent of all Americans strongly want the country to change direction after nearly seven years of President George W. Bush's rule, according to a new opinion poll released late Sunday. The survey by The Washington Post and ABC News indicated that only 24 percent of those surveyed think the nation is on the right track, and three-quarters said they want the next president to chart a different political course. A new direction is wanted not only by Democrats, but also by three-quarters of Independents and even half of Republicans, according to the poll. More than six...
  • New Sailor Finds Focus, Direction in Joining Military

    09/16/2007 12:45:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 425+ views
    HONOLULU, Sept. 16, 2007 – Members of Scott Harpley’s Ringgold High School graduation class in northern Georgia probably wouldn’t recognize the driven young sailor squeezed into seat 51F on an airplane yesterday headed here to his first duty assignment. U.S. Navy Fireman Apprentice Scott Harpley, age 22, heads to his first duty assignment in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he will serve aboard the Navy submarine USS Pasadena, Sept. 15, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. At age 22, U.S. Navy Fireman Apprentice Harpley is much more – and in some cases,...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger, conservatives differ on direction of GOP

    09/04/2007 8:44:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 464+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/4/07 | AP
    California Republicans are heading for a showdown over the direction of the party. Gov. Schwarzenegger wants the state GOP platform boiled down to as little as a single page focusing on lowering taxes, limiting the size of government and building a strong national defense. But conservatives say he's attempting to undercut party positions on everything from support of traditional marriage to immigration. State Republicans begin work this weekend on a new platform at their fall convention. The governor is circulating a letter that calls for a trimmed-down platform. It does not mention abortion or gay rights.
  • Deployment Provides Direction, Focus for Anaconda Soldier (TISSUE ALERT)

    05/14/2007 4:49:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 492+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown
    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Brinda Kupiec of Lubbock, Texas, the host national escort noncommissioned officer in charge with the 657th Area Support Group, checks in local Iraqi laborers, May 3, 2007, as they report for work at Logistical Support Area Anaconda. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown Deployment Provides Direction, Focus for Anaconda Soldier By Sgt. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Iraq, May 14, 2007 — Two years ago, a wife sat by her husband’s side, comforting him. The woman had quit her job a school teacher several years earlier to help her...
  • Iraq Headed in the Right Direction, Outgoing U.S. Ambassador Says

    03/26/2007 4:43:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 243+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2007 – Several positive developments indicate that Iraq’s leaders and its people will eventually surmount insurgent violence occurring in the country and ultimately achieve stability, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Iraq told reporters in Baghdad today. “In my view, although difficult challenges lie ahead, and there is a long way to go, Iraq is fundamentally headed in the right direction and success is possible,” Zalmay Khalilzad said at the news briefing. President Bush has nominated Khalilzad, who has served as the top U.S. diplomat in Iraq for the past 21 months, to become the new U.S....
  • Dems vow to change direction of Iraq war

    02/16/2007 10:38:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,216+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/07 | Anne Gearan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democrats pushed a measure critical of President Bush's Iraq policy to the brink of House passage on Friday, the culmination of an extraordinary four-day debate over a war that has killed more than 3,100 U.S. troops. "The passage of this legislation will signal a change in direction that will end the fighting and bring our troops home," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) said in prepared remarks, endorsing the measure that takes issue with Bush's decision to send an additional 21,500 U.S. troops into battle. Republicans battled to the end against the measure, saying resolve is...
  • A New Direction

    01/05/2007 9:50:08 AM PST · by Bigun · 12 replies · 618+ views
    E-mail | 1/5/2007 | my friend Stan
    FWD: From my friend Stan    Subject:  A New Direction?   Think about this, the Democrats now promise "A New Direction for America."   The stock market is at a new all-time high and America's 401K's are back. A new direction from there means, what?   Unemployment is at 25 year lows. A new direction from there means, what?   Taxes are at 20 year lows. A new direction from there means, what?   Federal tax revenues are at all-time highs.  A new direction from there means, what?   The Federal deficit is down almost 50%, just as predicted, over...
  • A New Direction?

    01/05/2007 8:14:43 AM PST · by RolandTignor · 3 replies · 207+ views
    kudlows money politics ^ | jan 2, 2007 | kudlow
    WHY I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER !!! The Democrats promise "A New Direction For America"
  • Dick Armey on the Direction of the GOP

    09/15/2006 9:01:09 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 13 replies · 628+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/15/2006 | Ryan Sager
    Dick Armey on the Direction of the GOP By Ryan Sager This week Ryan Sager's new book, The Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians, and the Battle to Control the Republican Party, hits bookstore shelves. Below is an interview Sager conducted with former Rep. Dick Armey one of the chief architects of the Republican Revolution in the 1990's. Armey assumed the position of majority leader after the Republicans took Congress in 1994 and remained in that post until he retired from the House in January of 2003. Mr. Armey, now chairman of FreedomWorks, sat down in his Washington, D.C., office...
  • Sky Lights: Confused About Your Direction?

    08/20/2006 11:12:01 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 891+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 9-2006 | Bob Berman
    Sky Lights: Confused About Your Direction? If you lack a sense of personal trajectory, astronomers can help. By Bob Berman DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 09 | September 2006 | Space Throughout most of history, humanity hasn't had a clue about where it's going. The idea that we're all being whisked through space aboard a spinning Earth was alien even to brilliant thinkers like Aristotle and Pythagoras. The first to argue that our planet is in motion was Heracleides, who in 350 B.C. maintained that Earth turns on an axis. A century later, Aristarchus of Samos earned a lot of laughs...