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  • Paris master bombmaker and two Belgian brothers are named as the Brussels airport bombers

    03/23/2016 1:35:54 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 23 March 2016 | Martin Robinson
    Belgian brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui have today been named as the two airport suicide bombers who murdered 14 people eight days after escaping a shoot-out with police in Brussels. The third member of the bombing squad - now known as the 'Man in White' - was named as expert bombmaker Najim Laachraoui, who is still on the run after leaving a suitcase packed with explosives and calmly leaving the terminal moments before the massacre at 8am yesterday. Just 79 minutes later a suicide bomber detonated his vest on a Brussels Metro train at Maelbeek station killing 20 people....
  • Army deserter sentenced for impersonating federal officer, Purple Heart recipient

    03/08/2016 1:56:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    An Army deserter who pretended for years to be a Special Ops sergeant and Purple Heart recipient was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in federal prison. Simon Emilio Zablah, a 29-year-old resident of Broward County, Florida, pleaded guilty in November to two charges of impersonating a federal officer and one count of credit card fraud. Despite going AWOL from the Army within two weeks of enlisting in January 2005 — and later being discharged on “other than honorable conditions” — for years Zablah identified himself as a federal agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, as well as...
  • Ted Cruz Apologizes To Carson For Lying About His Race Withdrawal - Well, Sort of...

    02/02/2016 4:14:49 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 90 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-2-2016 | sundance
    February 2, 2016 Ted Cruz Apologizes To Carson For Lying About His Race Withdrawal - Well, Sort of... by sundance The Canadian Clinton realizes the exposed scheme has the potential to reveal his true character so he goes immediately to the old reliable “I didn’t know” routine.“Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying that Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story. That’s fair game. What the team then should have done was send around the follow-up statement...
  • Outspoken pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli arrested on securities fraud charges

    12/17/2015 10:52:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2015 | Associated Press
    Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager vilified in nearly every corner of America for buying a pharmaceutical company and jacking up the price of a life-saving drug more than fiftyfold, was arrested Thursday on securities fraud charges unrelated to the furor. The boyish-looking 32-year-old entrepreneur -- a relentlessly self-promoting figure who has called himself "the world's most eligible bachelor" on Twitter and recently plunged into the hip-hop world by buying an unreleased album by the group Wu-Tang Clan -- was in custody awaiting an appearance in federal court in Brooklyn. He was charged in a seven-count indictment unconnected to...
  • Professor Declares ‘Whiteness’ a ‘Disease’ [Teaching Education journal]

    11/23/2015 1:53:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Front Page ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    [University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E.] Matias draws on what's known as "critical race theory" (CRT). Given the heavily politicized nature of the contemporary academy, it should come as no surprise that CRT is a racialized version of Marxism and all of the rage among legions of academics. I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are...

    06/02/2015 6:22:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    abc7news.com ^ | june 1, 2015 | dan noyes
    For its "Living Ship Day", the USS Hornet Museum honored 89-year-old Morgan Hill resident William Goehner as a member of the Underwater Demolition Team, or UDT, in WWII. It's the unit that predated the Navy SEALs. "My UDT team, we destroyed 80 percent of the German submarine fleet in the Baltic Sea, lost 19 out of 30 men," said Goehner. "I cried." Goehner told the audience that his suicide missions earned him the Navy Cross, three Silver Stars, and four Purple Hearts. "The worst one was in the North China Sea," he said. "Got stuck down below in the ship...
  • ‘Kissing Congressman’ Vance McAllister Will Run for Full Term

    06/30/2014 4:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/14 | Tarini Parti
    Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister — known as the “Kissing Congressman” — has decided to seek a full term after announcing his retirement earlier this year. McAllister had hinted for weeks he was considering running for reelection, but he confirmed it in an interview with the Monroe News-Star this morning. He later confirmed the news at a press conference at a park in Monroe, where he was greeted with “enthusiastic applause” by upwards of 75 supporters, the newspaper reported. “I wanted to make sure everything was good with our family,” McAllister told The News-Star earlier in the day.
  • Domestic Terrorist Ayers Tells Megyn Kelly the One Question He’ll Never Answer in An Interview

    06/27/2014 5:35:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 27, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Original Title:Sneak Peek: Former Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers Tells Megyn Kelly the One Question He’ll Never Answer in Confrontational Interview Fox News host Megyn Kelly previewed her upcoming exclusive interview with former domestic terrorist turned “education theorist” Bill Ayers on Thursday — and there don’t appear to be any softball questions. When pressed about how many bombings he was involved in during his time with the violent, far-left domestic terrorist group Weather Underground, Ayers refused to answer. He said he will never reveal how many bombings he personally had a hand in. Kelly noted — and Ayers confirmed — that...
  • Roberts protects Obamacare again

    01/07/2014 8:54:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | January 7, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has refused a group of doctors' request to block implementation of the nation's new health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts turned away without comment Monday an emergency stay request from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA.
  • Harry Reid Implies Sequester Caused Explosion That Killed 7 Marines In Nevada

    03/19/2013 1:42:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 47 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 3-19-2013
    <p>HARRY REID: "As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We'll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.</p> <p>Mr. President, it's very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. ....</p>
  • Vanity: Octomom Investigated by CPS After Complaints Her Home Has No Plumbing, 14 Kids Living in Squ

    04/25/2012 9:06:42 PM PDT · by emax · 23 replies
    OMG Yahoo ^ | April 25, 2012 | Kathleen Perricone
    http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/now/octomom-investigated-cps-complaints-her-home-no-plumbing-180648499.html Octomom apparently would make a great leader for a communist dictatorship, excuse me, utopia or some other sport of despotic regime in Africa, Asia or Latin America. I wonder how much of our tax dollars are going towards this woman, just like how much of our tax dollars are going towards the woman trying to be the fattest ever.
  • The Injustice Done to Joe Paterno

    01/31/2012 8:44:20 AM PST · by Neverforget01 · 97 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 30, 2012 | Michael Novak
    When the hundreds of thousands of Penn State alumni hear the name JoePa, they think of moral leadership, of the kind of person they aspire to be. Of his warmth, his fatherliness, his steadiness, and his granite character. Joe Paterno was for hundreds of thousands of alumni the very model of the moral ideal of Western humanism. Hundreds of thousands of alumni think a huge injustice was committed against JoePa by the board of trustees, and they have emphatically expressed their sentiments to the new interim president of Penn State during his coast-to-coast series of alumni meetings to damp down...
  • Does Sarah Palin Want Obama Reelected? [BARF ALERT!, MITTBOT ZOT]

    01/28/2012 11:56:58 AM PST · by reformjoy · 96 replies · 2+ views
    John Ziegler.com ^ | January 28, 2012 | John Ziegler
    Editorial by John Ziegler Does Sarah Palin Want Obama Reelected? 1/28/2012 We certainly live in bizarre times and everyone knows that politics makes for strange bedfellows. But the fact that as of late I (the guy who spent over two years being probably her strongest defender) have been one of the very few on the right pointing out the absurdity and hypocrisy of recent Sarah Palin’s public statements, shows exactly how close we indeed may be to the apocalypse. Palin’s latest Facebook salvo is targeting the Republican “establishment cannibals” for using “Alinsky” tactics against Newt Gingrich in the run up...
  • Mitt Romney's Top Conservative Achievements

    01/23/2012 10:51:12 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 18 replies
    Newt2012 ^ | January 23, 2012 | R.C. Hammond
    A great summary!
  • Obama Abandons Promises Made to His Place of Birth

    12/22/2011 4:57:30 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 34 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | December 22, 2011 | da Tagliare
    Barak+Obama+Family+Roots+Western+Kenya+COxcROxK8oHl In 2006, Senator Barack Hussein Obama and wife Michelle visited his family and his birth place in Kogelo, Kenya. The Kenyan government dedicated Obama’s birth place and made it an official national landmark. His Kenyan family and government all acknowledge that he was born there in Kogelo Prior to his visit, the people of Kogelo had dedicated their small 4 room school to the US Senator, naming it the Senator Obama Kogelo Secondary School. The school had been built on land that Obama’s paternal grandfather had donated for the school. When the senator saw the conditions of the school,...
  • Barack Obama.Com Wants YOU!

    12/06/2011 3:07:05 PM PST · by mkjessup · 7 replies
    0bama for America ^ | 06 December 2011 | Jason Waskey
    Hello Fellow Obama Supporter, There's less than a year to go until Election Day 2012. That's time we have to spend building the kind of movement we need to win. Our hardest-fought battles have been waged to provide financial security to the middle class -- from strengthening consumer protections to passing health reform to the President's plan to create jobs and rebuild our economy. While Republicans in Congress have blocked nearly every part of this plan, President Obama has never stopped fighting for middle-class security. And he needs us to keep the pressure on. That's what we've been focused on...
  • Columbia professor is charged with with incest[...] (political science prof.)

    10/20/2011 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 20 October 2011 | Melissa Grace
    A popular Columbia professor was charged Thursday with incest - accused of a sick sex relationship with a female relative, prosecutors said. Political science Prof. David Epstein, 46, bedded the young woman over a three-year period ending last year, according to court papers. He was arraigned before a Manhattan judge on a single felony incest count. "We ask that everyone remember that he is innocent until proven otherwise and that these allegations are nothing more than allegations," said Epstein's defense lawyer Matthew Galluzzo. University spokesman Robert Hornsby said that Epstein "is now on administrative leave and will not be teaching...
  • Ohio man executed after Supreme Court denies appeal

    (Reuters) - An Ohio man was executed on Tuesday morning after the Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal, officials said. Daniel Lee Bedford, 63, was put to death by lethal injection Tuesday morning for a double homicide in Cincinnati in 1984, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. His defense attorneys had argued for clemency, citing dementia and mental retardation. A federal judge had granted Bedford a stay of execution Monday, but this was lifted by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal. Bedford was convicted of shooting...
  • Mom's boyfriend faces child abuse charges in death of Las Vegas toddler

    LAS VEGAS — A 34-year-old Las Vegas man faces child abuse charges in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son. Las Vegas police said Wednesday that Ramiro Camacho faces charges of child abuse with substantial bodily harm and child neglect in the death of Adrian Garcia. Camacho was arrested Sunday and Garcia died Monday. An arrest report claims Camacho was caring for his girlfriend's six children while she was at work Sunday night when Garcia suffered severe head trauma and second-degree burns. Camacho initially told police he sent the boy to take a shower and later found him face down...
  • Jury finds Ingmar Guandique guilty of murder of Chandra Levy [Condit is still a dirtbag]

    11/22/2010 10:12:30 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 47 replies
    Fox news Alert (Live) ^ | 22 NOV 10 | dcbryan1
    DEVELOPING: A jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, MyFoxDC.com reports. Ingmar Guandique is charged with murder in Levy's death nearly a decade ago. Levy disappeared in 2001. Her case drew attention when she was romantically linked to then-Congressman Gary Condit. The California Democrat was initially a suspect but police no longer think he was involved. Prosecutors say Levy's death fits a pattern of attacks by Guandique in 2001 in Washington's Rock Creek Park. That's where her remains were found. Defense lawyers say the Salvadoran immigrant has become a...
  • He can't resist: Obama bashesFounders on the 4th of July

    07/06/2010 9:20:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 157 replies · 1+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/6/10 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    It appears the President of the United States can't contain his disdain for America's historical roots. On Independence Day, instead of stressing the awesome concepts of the Declaration of Independence, Obama managed to turn a BBQ into an opportunity to disparage our founders, foster class warfare and further division. On July 4th the Commander-in-Chief invited the military to a White House cookout and then used the occasion to skewer the Founding Fathers. Rather than depicting America as "one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all," once again Barack-the-great-divider separated America into factions and brought up a time in...
  • Video: Stupak Has Lied About Healthcare Vote All Along

    03/21/2010 3:13:59 PM PDT · by callisto · 170 replies · 6,824+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | March 21, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    It looks like pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak has lied to Americans in opposition to the current health care bill. He never intended to vote against the legislation when it came down to final vote. Listen to this video of Bart Stupak recorded last year, when he was unaware he was being recorded.
  • Levi preps for Playgirl photo shoot

    10/16/2009 3:52:29 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 78 replies · 3,543+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 10/16/09 | ANNE SCHROEDER MULLINS
    Just how is Levi Johnston gearing up for his big bare-it-all photo shoot for Playgirl mag? Johnston's trainer dishes to People mag how his client is prepping for his big photo spread: eating 3,500 calories a day and working out three hours a day, six days a week, along with a lot of cardio. And luckily for Johnston, his favorite food, moose meat, is quite nutritious. "Moose meat is very good for you, high in protein and very lean," his trainer, Marvin Jones, told the mag. "He's an avid hunter, so he has his own." Jones says the two will...
  • Film pulled from Swiss festival in Polanski protest

    10/02/2009 12:55:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 881+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/2/09 | AFP
    GENEVA (AFP) – Dutch-born director Jan Kounen has withdrawn his Cannes-premiered movie about Coco Chanel from the Zurich film festival in protest at the arrest of filmmaker Roman Polanski, the organisers said Friday. Kounen asked the festival to halt the planned first Swiss screening of "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" on Friday evening, festival spokeswoman Nadja Schildknecht told the Swiss news agency ATS. The film, screened as the out-of-competition closing movie at the Cannes Festival this year, tells the story of an intense love affair between the glamorous French fashion icon and destitute Russian composer Igor Stravinsky in the 1920s....
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • A Conservative Reflection on Ted Kennedy

    08/27/2009 7:49:12 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 10 replies · 740+ views
    Human events ^ | August 27, 2009 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Political figures are said to be remembered in one line. George Washington was the father of his country. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. Ronald Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot. Ted Kennedy let a woman die at Chappaquiddick and tried to cover it up. If obituaries rightly remember the Massachusetts solon as America's third longest serving senator, they do history a disservice by downplaying why he served so long in the Senate and not a day in the White House.
  • Vick Signs with Philadelphia.

    08/13/2009 8:59:32 PM PDT · by Empireoftheatom48 · 41 replies · 2,671+ views
    Fox News | 08/13/09 | unknown
    Michael Vic has been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • U.S. Supreme Court stays execution of Virginia inmate.

    07/13/2009 4:37:15 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 11 replies · 736+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 07/13/2009 | Virginian Pilot
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stopped the execution of a Virginia man while it considers whether to hear his argument that he was unconstitutionally tried twice for killing a 16-year-old girl after describing the crime in a taunting letter to a prosecutor.
  • Senator Durbin's insider trading

    06/17/2009 10:15:47 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 3 replies · 664+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2009 | Editorial
    If you knew what Sen. Durbin knew, would you do what he did? Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat and assistant majority leader, looked like such a great investor. On Sept. 19, he sold off $42,696 in mutual-fund shares, and quickly sold off another $73,000 during the rest of September. The stock market collapsed after that. Within two weeks, by Oct. 3, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had fallen by 9 percent. A month later, by Oct. 17, it had plummeted over 22 percent. On Tuesday this week, the average is still down about 25 percent from Sept. 19. If...
  • Swedish Citizen Oussama Kassir Guilty of Providing Material Support to al Qaeda

    05/13/2009 6:03:28 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 7 replies · 530+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 12, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York
    LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that OUSSAMA ABDULLAH KASSIR, a/k/a "Abu Abdullah," a/k/a "Abu Khadija," was found guilty today of charges relating to his participation in an effort to establish a jihad training camp in Bly, Oregon, and his operation of several terrorist websites. KASSIR was found guilty of all eleven counts against him—including, conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists; providing material support to terrorists; conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda; providing material support to al Qaeda; conspiracy to kill or maim persons overseas; and distributing...
  • CNN Queries Levi Johnston If He Had Sex With Bristol In Palin’s House (video)

    04/23/2009 10:07:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1,388+ views
    Larry King ^ | April 23, 2009
    "You know, Larry, that I'm a gentleman, you know. And I don't, you know, kiss and tell. So, you know, I don't think that really -- that really matters."
  • (Democrats) seek to Use Campaign Funds for Legal Defense [Murtha, Moran involved]

    04/20/2009 4:10:35 PM PDT · by meandog · 1 replies · 286+ views
    Roll Call ^ | April 20, 2009, 6:43 p.m. | By Paul Singer
    Visclosky Seeks to Use Campaign Funds for Legal Defense Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-Ind.) is seeking permission from the Federal Election Commission to spend campaign money on legal fees that may arise from the FBI investigation of the PMA Group lobbying firm, though his request letter claims no independent knowledge of the investigation. PMA Group imploded after news broke in February that federal agents had raided its offices last fall, reportedly as part of an investigation of potentially improper campaign contributions. The firm’s employees and clients have provided millions of dollars worth of campaign donations to top Members of Congress, including...
  • Toddler Beaten By Mother's Boyfriend Dies (14 mo old "fails to show respect")

    03/13/2009 2:39:38 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 132 replies · 3,852+ views
    www.theindychannel.com ^ | UPDATED: 5:19 pm EDT March 13, 2009
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A 14-month-old girl who police said was severely beaten by her mother's boyfriend died Friday afternoon. Lilianna Goodmann had been at the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent since Wednesday. She was taken off life support at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, said Indianapolis police Sgt. Paul Thompson. ... Police said Chism beat the girl for more than an hour Wednesday in an apartment in the 2100 block of Amherst Drive because she wouldn't eat food and "for failure to show respect to Chism," Thompson said. Rachel Goodmann, who is also 14 weeks pregnant, was treated and released.
  • America's Fear of Competition (Spitz, the journalist)

    01/23/2009 6:48:28 AM PST · by cartervt2k · 8 replies · 499+ views
    Slate ^ | 1/22/2208 | Eliot Spitzer
    Although everybody claims to love the market, nobody really likes the rough-and-tumble of competition that produces the essential "creative destruction" of capitalism. At bottom, this abhorrence of competition and change are the common theme that binds together the near death of the American car industry, the collapse of the credit market, the implosion of the housing market, the SEC's disastrous negligence, the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and the other economic catastrophes of recent months....
  • Madonna and Guy to divorce - they can't bear the pretence

    10/15/2008 7:43:37 AM PDT · by curth · 33 replies · 901+ views
    the sun ^ | 10/15/2008 | EMMA COX, VIRGINIA WHEELER and GORDON SMART
    MADONNA and GUY RITCHIE are to divorce, The Sun can exclusively reveal. A statement confirming their marriage is over has been prepared and is set to be released imminently. The couple are going public with their split because they “can’t bear to live with the pretence any longer”
  • 'Cave Man' Causes Trouble For Nursing Home (Ex-Cave Dweller Refuses To Wash, Raises Stink)

    01/20/2008 5:02:02 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 870+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 18 Jan 2008 | Nina Berglund
    'Cave man' causes trouble for nursing home A 54-year-old Norwegian man who once lived in a cave and refuses to wash is now creating a health risk at an Oslo nursing home, claim its operators. A local court has ruled, however, that he can't be forced to keep himself clean. A lawyer for the so-called "cave man" (long known as hulemannen in Oslo) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Friday that his client was "relieved and very satisfied" by the court ruling in his favour. "He has waited a long time, and can now finally decide over his own body," lawyer...
  • Jim Moran calls our troops criminals

    12/21/2007 9:01:55 AM PST · by StarCMC · 32 replies · 190+ views
    StarCMC's Enemedia Round-up ^ | 12/20/2007 | StarCMC
    No, I’m not joking. Veterans Outraged Congressman Moran calls our soldiers War Criminals“Sure there’s less violence, but that’s because we’ve ethnically cleansed most of Baghdad” - Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) Ethnic cleansing is a war crime, according to the UN and the rest of the civilized world. That Jim MorOn chose to use those words is beyond unfortunate, it is traitorous and back-stabbing and a bald-faced lie. Vets For Freedom has a petition you can sign to call on Congress to condemn these accusations.If you remember, Jim MorOn is the same guy who said “Jewish Americans, as a voting...
  • Clemens issues vehement denial ( through attorney of course ) ... claims slander

    12/14/2007 8:40:56 AM PST · by meandog · 83 replies · 251+ views
    On Clemens' stance regarding claims in Mitchell Report that he used and was injected with banned performance-enhancing drugs from 1998-2001: ``Roger Clemens adamantly, vehemently and whatever other adjectives can be used, denies that he has ever used steroids or whatever the word is for improper substances. ``He is really concerned and upset that he has been named in this report based on the allegations of apparently, reading the report, based on a trainer (Brian McNamee) that he has had in the past. ``That's not a standard somebody should be held out in public to have done something as serious as...
  • Landscaper Says Romney Never Insisted that Laborers Be Legal

    12/06/2007 12:17:58 PM PST · by meandog · 31 replies · 60+ views
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 6, 2007
    The landscaper who Mitt Romney fired earlier this week for continuing to employ illegal immigrants says the termination boils down to little more than politics. The GOP presidential candidate cut ties with Ricardo Saenz, of Community Lawn Service in Chelsea, Mass., in anticipation of a Boston Globe article reporting that the company employed undocumented workers a year after the hiring practices were first revealed. Romney said he gave the company a second chance and that "the company's failure to comply with the law is disappointing and inexcusable." But Saenz told FOX25 in Boston that Romney did not demand that the...
  • Man who posed as military hero sentenced to 5 months in prison

    09/21/2007 1:39:02 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 93 replies · 761+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | September 21, 2007 | Jennifer Sullivan
    <p>A Tacoma man who falsely claimed he was a decorated war hero when he took the stage at demonstrations held in opposition to the U.S.'s role in Iraq was sentenced this morning to five months in prison in U.S. District Court in Seattle.</p>
  • Romney tries to distance campaign from anti-Thompson site

    09/12/2007 11:06:31 AM PDT · by meandog · 21 replies · 417+ views
    Republican rivals Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson skirmished yesterday over a website attacking Thompson that was created by the business partner of a Romney consultant from South Carolina. While Romney's campaign tried to distance itself from the website, a spokesman for Thompson called on Romney to fire the consultant and to issue an apology for what he called "high-tech gutter politics." The website, PhoneyFred.org, made unflattering characterizations of the new entrant into the Republican nomination race, calling him "Playboy Fred," "Trial Lawyer Fred," and "Moron Fred," among other monikers. It was created by Wesley Donehue, a business partner of Warren...
  • Mom said she was drunk when baby died (DNA found in the microwave oven)

    07/21/2007 6:55:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies · 3,130+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/20/07
    Mom said she was drunk when baby diedPublished: July 20, 2007 at 11:02 PM DAYTON, Ohio, July 20 (UPI) -- An Ohio jury can hear a woman's statement that she was too drunk to know how her baby died when she allegedly put the child in the microwave, a judge ruled. Dayton Police Detective Mike Galbraith testified at a hearing Thursday, acknowledging that the defendant -- China Arnold -- never admitted killing her 3˝-week-old daughter, Paris Talley. But he said she all but admitted the crime when she said she was the only adult in the house that night. "If...
  • Disabled man is beaten, robbed

    03/21/2007 11:17:16 AM PDT · by Magic Sam · 3 replies · 413+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 21, 2007 | David Abel
    A disabled New Bedford man was beaten on the head with a metal pipe and was robbed of hundreds of dollars by attackers who pulled off his prosthetic leg so he couldn't flee, police said. Article Tools Printer friendly E-mail to a friend Local RSS feed Available RSS feeds Most e-mailed Reprints & Licensing Share on Digg Share on Facebook Save this article powered by Del.icio.us More: Globe City/Region stories | Latest local news | Globe front page | Boston.com Sign up for: Globe Headlines e-mail | Breaking News Alerts Authorities found the 40-year-old man, whom Fox25 and CW56 news...
  • MN Amber Alert (abducted by her father, a known sex offender.)

    02/13/2007 9:12:39 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 13 replies · 619+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 2-13-07 | TAD VEZNER
    An AMBER Alert was issued Monday night for a 14-year-old girl from Inver Grove Heights who reportedly was abducted by her father, a known sex offender. Deidre Jeanne Michuda was believed to have been abducted by Stephen Michuda, 34, sometime after school late Monday afternoon. Stephen Michuda does not have custody of his daughter, and is prohibited from having unsupervised contact, authorities said
  • Gorge-eous George

    10/12/2006 10:58:01 AM PDT · by meandog · 53 replies · 1,597+ views
    Gorge-eous George Sen. Allen's appetite for corporate goodiesis larger than his discretion ALOT OF PEOPLE like money, but only 100 of them are U.S. senators, who help steer the nation's policies. Self-aggrandizement should not factor into shaping those policies, and perhaps in Virginia Sen. George Allen's case it has not. But the necessity for the word "perhaps" stems from the merry indifference Mr. Allen has shown to juxtaposing private gain and public affairs. In early 2005, as Mr. Allen prepared to take a seat on the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources, only the goading of press reports persuaded his wife,...
  • Child pornographer wanted since 2001 caught in Salt Lake City ('King of Child Porn')

    09/21/2006 6:33:48 AM PDT · by batter · 23 replies · 1,564+ views
    ABC 4 (Utah) ^ | 20 September, 2006 | n/a
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man wanted since 2001 for sex offenses in Iowa was arrested in Utah after a suspicious landlord doubted his Social Security number and called the FBI, authorities said Wednesday. Kirk Swearingen, 45, likely won't be returning to the Midwest. He was indicted on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography after agents examined compact discs in his computer case. "He's here now, and we have federal charges. We would certainly like to keep him," said Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Salt Lake City. The mandatory minimum sentence for receiving...
  • Arlingtonians Remember 9/11 in Their Own Ways

    09/11/2006 2:34:20 PM PDT · by Sharkman-6 · 6 replies · 427+ views
    Arlington Sun Gazette ^ | 9/11/2006 | Kristen Armstrong
    Arlingtonians Remember 9/11 in Their Own Ways by Kristen Armstrong Sun Gazette Monday, September 11, 2006 ...The fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was commemorated Monday in a ceremony that not only honored those who died, but saluted those whose actions on 9/11 made a difference. ... But Moran then maneuvered into more sensitive ground, suggesting that the country was not safer and intimating that the Bush administration's foreign policy was headed in the wrong directions. “More people hate us,” Moran said, a comment that drew an outburst from the crowd. “My brother died on 9/11 -...
  • Specter falsely accuses church to knock Bush

    07/22/2006 5:52:10 AM PDT · by radar101 · 43 replies · 1,200+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 22 JULY 2006 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., made a false accusation against the Catholic Church during debate on the Senate floor over federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, according to Catholic News Service. Arguing President Bush's opposition to the federal funding on moral grounds could seriously set back scientific discovery, Specter said: "Pope Boniface VII (sic) banned the practice of cadaver dissection in the 1200s. This stopped the practice for over 300 years and greatly slowed the accumulation of education regarding human anatomy." Specter not only misidentified the pope, the Catholic news site asserts, but most historical sources indicate no pontiff in history...
  • Shill to Hack (Kos co-author exposed)

    06/18/2006 12:51:58 PM PDT · by veronica · 37 replies · 1,795+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 18, 2006 | RODDY BOYD
    CELEBRATED LIB STRATEGIST HAS SHADY MARKET PAST Jerome Armstrong, the political strategist who followed a famous Internet fundraising effort for Howard Dean in 2004 with a book on "people-powered politics," has a sordid past as a shill for a worthless dot-com stock. Armstrong, 42, touted a dubious Chinese software company, BluePoint, beginning in 1999, without disclosing that he accepted "below-market" shares in exchange for the glowing reports he posted on a site called Raging Bull, according to a 2003 civil suit that named him as a defendant. "Armstrong posted over 80 times on the BluePoint message board located on the...
  • Lay: Enron's Collapse 'the Most Painful Thing in My Life'

    05/02/2006 2:13:04 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 33 replies · 574+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05-02-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    HOUSTON-Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay wrapped up six days on the witness stand Tuesday by saying that the company's collapse was "the most painful thing in my life.""I lived Enron very much," Lay told jurors in his federal fraud trial. "I think we built a great company. I think the most painful thing in my life was watching Enron finally have to go into bankruptcy."