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  • Exclusive: Cops Fear for Ted Cruz's Safety As They Offer To Step Up Protection For Senator

    07/21/2016 2:36:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 140 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 14:35 EST, 21 July 2016 | By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For In Cleveland, Ohio
    The U.S. Capitol Police have offered to provide additional security protection for Texas Senator Ted Cruz following angry confrontations on the floor of the GOP convention in Cleveland, a law enforcement source tells The offer of extra protection came hours after Cruz left the Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night being subjected to taunts and boos after he refused to endorse Donald Trump and instead urged Americans to vote their 'conscience.' His wife, Heidi Cruz, had to be hustled out of the arena by a Cruz supporter fearful for her security. Cruz addressed Texas delegates Thursday morning and got furious...
  • Barack Obama's brother says family disappointed at lack of visit (to ancestral home)

    07/24/2015 10:31:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Telegraph.CO.UK ^ | 7/24/15 | Aislinn Laing
    Barack Obama’s brother George has told of the disappointment of the US president’s Kenyan family that he will not be returning to his ancestral home. George Obama, the president’s half-brother, said there had been considerable excitement in the rural village of Kogelo, where their father hailed from, when it was announced Mr Obama was returning to Kenya. However, despite the promise of home-cooked food and a warm welcome, the US Embassy confirmed Mr Obama would remain in the capital during his two-day trip.
  • US 'disappointed' that Hong Kong refused to arrest Edward Snowden

    06/23/2013 6:59:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 6/23/13 | Staff
    A Department of Justice spokesman insisted US officials had fulfilled all the requirements of Washington´s extradition treaty with the autonomous Chinese region and were "disappointed" by the decision to let him go. Mr Snowden, a 30-year-old former intelligence contractor, is wanted by the United States on espionage charges, after he quit his job with the National Security Agency and fled to Hong Kong with a cache of secret documents. On Sunday, Mr Snowden left Hong Kong and fled for Moscow, despite Washington having requested his arrest and extradition. Hong Kong officials said the documentation supporting the extradition
  • Disappointed Democrats protest Obama's SF visit

    10/25/2011 6:16:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli
    In a powerful display of profound disappointment with President Obama, some of the Democratic Party's biggest donors gathered Tuesday - not inside his tony San Francisco fundraiser at the W Hotel, but outside on the sidewalks carrying signs in protest of his policies. "I don't even know what he stands for," said Susie Tompkins Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit de Corps clothing company and one of the most generous Democratic Party donors in the nation - instrumental in backing such powerhouse progressive organizations as the Democracy Alliance and Media Matters. Tompkins Buell, a longtime friend of Hillary Rodham Clinton...
  • Jon Stewart disappointed Obama not more of a dictator

    09/19/2011 3:51:15 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Federal Review ^ | 09/19/11
    Over in Rolling Stone, Jon Stewart, "the Walter Cronkite of this generation," frets that the president hasn't done more to circumvent the Constitution's separation of powers: I’m surprised at how much he deferred to the legislative process. He’s accomplished some things, and I’m sure he’s pleased with what he’s done, but I would have preferred to see something a little bit more transformative. Stewart is in his mid-forties and obviously steeped in pop culture. He must have seen the "How a Bill Becomes Law" episode of "Schoolhouse Rock" a couple of hundred of times by now. I can only assume...
  • EU ‘Disappointed’ at Decision to Build in Har Homa

    08/06/2011 1:17:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/11 | Elad Benari
    The European Union expressed disappointment on Friday at Israel’s decision to go ahead with the building of new homes in southern Jerusalem, AFP reported. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was quoted by the news agency as saying she was “profoundly disappointed” by Thursday’s approval of a project to build 930 new homes in the Har Homa neighborhood in Jerusalem, adjacent to the Jerusalem neightborhood of Talpiot. The plan, first approved by a local committee two years ago, was authorized by the Interior Ministry for marketing by the contractors who won development tenders, and for eventual construction. The Ministry announced...
  • Disappointed with Christians

    05/01/2010 4:19:29 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 28 replies · 759+ views ^ | May 1, 2010 | Réne Girard
    This article is not my typical article based upon a particular current event. It is a commentary based upon my disappointment with Christians, including myself. I have been a "Christian" my whole life. I was brought up believing in Jesus, keeping the Sabbath day holy, tithing on every dime I received, praying to God ... it wasn't just something I was taught ... being a Christian has always been my identity. That identity has solidified over the years and now I am as certain as ever that there is a God who loves me, whom I love, yet I find...
  • 'Green Zone' star Matt Damon is disappointed in President Barack Obama; Passes on 'Bourne' torch

    03/01/2010 7:53:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 42 replies · 1,752+ views
    Daily News ^ | Saturday, February 27th 2010, 9:44 PM | Rush & Molloy
    It's hard to think of a movie that'd play better in the Obama White House screening room than Matt Damon's new Iraq War thriller, "Green Zone," in which the Oscar-winner adroitly portrays a soldier fighting to expose the Bush administration's weapons of mass destruction deception. Yet for all the ammo his movie may give Democrats, Damon admits he's "disappointed" in the man who replaced George W. Bush.
  • Washington disappointed: Netanyahu didn't present concrete steps

    11/11/2009 12:38:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1,164+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 11/11/09 | Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz Correspondent and Haaretz Service
    The White House expressed disappointment in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to Washington, with officials saying that they had hoped that the prime minister would present a concrete plan to scale back Israeli construction in West Bank settlements, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Speaking at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington on Monday, Netanyahu urged the Palestinians to resume peace talks with Israel, but failed to offer any new commitment regarding the settlements, which the Palestinians have demanded be halted as a precondition for talks, nor did he present any new terms...
  • Newt: "I am, however, deeply dissapointed that she has chosen to back Owens over Hoffman."

    11/01/2009 5:06:35 PM PST · by jpeg82 · 126 replies · 4,266+ views ^ | 11-1-09 | Newt
    I Am Endorsing Doug Hoffman Updated 11/1 - The race has evolved into a contest between a conservative and a pro-Pelosi, tax increase, big government liberal Democrat. This is both a tribute to the power of the national conservative movement to define an issue and a commentary on the populist anger against politics-as-usual. The New York GOP has now had two troubled special elections and it is clear they should go to a primary nominating system so everyone will feel it was fair and open. The age of party leaders picking people is over. Scozzafava did the right thing in...
  • US 'disappointed' by Honduras mission failure

    08/27/2009 11:56:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 808+ views
    breitbart ^ | 8/27/09 | AFP
    The US voiced disappointment Thursday at the failure of a seven-nation mission to persuade coup leaders in Honduras to accept a settlement and renewed its support for ousted president Manuel Zelaya. "We are disappointed by this inability to move forward," the State Department said in a statement to AFP. "The United States supports the peaceful restoration of democratic and constitutional order in Honduras with President Zelaya?s return as president to finish his term," it said. "We firmly believe a negotiated solution is the appropriate way forward and that Costa Rican President Oscar Arias' plan for resolving this crisis is a...
  • Rove suggests landscape favors Obama

    11/04/2008 12:22:22 PM PST · by Fawn · 41 replies · 2,845+ views
    Karl Rove, the man widely credited with engineering President Bush's two successful White House bids, is out with a new map showing the Illinois senator will take the White House in an Electoral College landslide, winning 338 votes to John McCain's 200. That would be the largest Electoral College victory since 1996, when Bill Clinton defeated Bob Dole in a 379-159 rout.
  • Feds bust alleged spam network behind billions of Viagra e-mails

    10/14/2008 11:06:58 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 23 replies · 744+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 14, 2008 | Wailin Wong (yeah, really)
    The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it has busted a global spam network responsible for sending billions of illegal messages encouraging consumers to buy unsafe male-enhancement and weight loss pills. The FTC, which handles the civil aspect of illegal spam cases, asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to issue a temporary injunction against two men in New Zealand and Texas, prohibiting them from sending spam and making false product claims. The court also froze their assets, which may eventually be returned to consumers who bought the drugs. Authorities in New Zealand are pressing their...
  • US disappointed Olympics didn’t open China more

    08/24/2008 2:16:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 150+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/24/08 | Rohan Sullivan - ap
    BEIJING (AP)—The United States said Sunday it was disappointed the Olympics had not brought more “openness and tolerance” in China and pressed for the immediate release of eight American protesters as the games ended.
  • Club for Growth Disappointed with GOP Convention Lineup

    08/21/2008 10:16:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 171+ views
    Washington – With the recent publication of the GOP Convention lineup, the Club for Growth was disappointed to see the absence of the party’s most steadfast elected economic conservatives. With the Republican Party’s brand in shambles, it is important for the Party to showcase those leaders who are currently in office fighting to preserve the limited-government, free-market principles the GOP used to stand for. In the Senate, Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint have waged a two-man war on wasteful spending. In the House of Representatives, conservative leaders like Jeff Flake (AZ-06), John Shadegg (AZ-03), Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Mike Pence (IN-06),...
  • Immigrants disappointed but determined after bill's setback

    06/08/2007 2:51:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 1,297+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 6/8/07 | Tara Burghart - ap
    Along the Mexican border in Brownsville, Texas, Esmeralda Gavino echoed the disappointment of many illegal immigrants like her when she said that the immigration reform bill torpedoed on Capitol Hill was not perfect, but it was at least something. "It's sad that the senators can say, `OK, let's just roll up the carpet. We have more important things,'" said the 35-year-old woman, who cleans houses for a living and was with her two young daughters at a parish community center. "They don't have enough time for discussions, but they have time to build a wall. It wasn't a very good...
  • Lessons Learned: Francine Busby vs. the Republican Party

    06/18/2006 10:28:15 AM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 30 replies · 1,086+ views
    National Organization for Women ^ | June 15, 2006 | Lisa Bennett
    When is a loss really a win? It's a common practice, trying to spin a political defeat into a victory. But in the case of the race to fill Randy "Duke" Cunningham's seat in the House of Representatives, the silver lining might not be that hard to find. snip NOW PAC organizers worked on the Busby campaign, reaching out to voters across the county. The NOW PAC put Hays in San Diego prior to the April 11 Special Election, and sent her and another organizer Monely Soltani there again in late May to work on the run-off vote, held concurrently...
  • Commission Votes to Save Ellsworth Base

    08/26/2005 6:57:26 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 89 replies · 1,810+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 26, 2005 | LIZ SIDOTI, AP
    Commission Votes to Save Ellsworth Base By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The base closing commission voted Friday to keep open Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota - rejecting the Pentagon's plan to close it - as the panel labored toward conclusion of a politically delicate task that has brought alternating sighs of relief and exasperation in communities across America. The surprise decision was a setback for Pentagon leaders, a blessing for South Dakotans who feared losing some 4,000 jobs, and a victory for Sen. John Thune and the state's other politicians who lobbied vigorously to...
  • Brownback disappointed in Frist endorsement of stem cell research

    07/29/2005 5:55:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 1,827+ views
    AP on Monterey Herald ^ | 7/29/05 | Sam Hananel - AP
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Sam Brownback expressed disappointment Friday in the surprise decision by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to endorse research on human embryonic stem cells, but said he looks forward to debating the issue on the Senate floor. Opposition to embryonic stem cell research has been a signature issue for Brownback as he courts Christian conservatives in weighing a possible bid for the presidency in 2008. The Kansas Republican has hinted that he might even filibuster a bill allowing the research if alternatives are not considered at the same time. But Brownback said Friday he would be satisfied if...
  • Disappointed South Africans Shun Life In Gloomy Britain

    01/30/2004 7:37:22 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 401+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-30-2004 | Tim Butcher
    Disappointed South Africans shun life in gloomy Britain By Tim Butcher in Johannesburg (Filed: 31/01/2004) They called it the "Chicken Run", the exodus in the mid-1990s of thousands of white South Africans fearful of the spiralling crime, political violence and job insecurity that accompanied black government at the end of apartheid. But now, slowly and almost without a sound, a group of pathfinders are making their way back, grumbling about the low standard of living they found in Britain, Australia and elsewhere, and keen to restart a new life back in what they now see as a more stable South...
  • Iranian youth disappointed with Khatami government

    04/29/2003 12:34:37 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 336+ views
    Iranmania ^ | April 29 2003 | AFP
    TEHRAN, April 28 (AFP) - More than half of Iran's youth are disappointed over the political performance of reformist President Mohammed Khatami, even though his personal approval rating remains high, according to a poll released Monday. The statistics released by the National Iranian Youth Organisation, a body affiliated to the president's office, also showed young people have limited esteem for the performance of parliament, the judiciary and the police. Citing the results of a questionnaire completed by 75,000 14 to 29-year-olds over the past year, the group said "54 percent do not approve of the plans and performance of the...
  • Rumsfeld Sorry for Embarrassing Anti-War Celebrities

    04/13/2003 4:54:13 AM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 11 replies · 195+ views
    Broken Newz ^ | 4/11/2003 | Marni Malarkey
    Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld apologized to the celebrity community for the outcome of the war yesterday at his daily press briefing. "In spite of the joy we feel at what happened in Baghdad this week, it is tinged with sadness as we know that we have embarrassed and disappointed the many members of the celebrity community who wanted us to fail." Rumsfeld went on to say that "it is always difficult" to go against celebrity foreign policy analysts and added that he hoped "Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Michael Moore, Edward Norton and the Dixie Chicks will not feel too...
  • Caption this: What was Daschle thinking in this pic?

    01/22/2003 10:04:14 AM PST · by Wolfstar · 34 replies · 236+ views
    Yahoo News photos ^ | 1/22/03 | Wolfstar
    What's the meaning of the odd, even ironic, look on Daschle's face while Leahy is speaking? It also looks like Biden may be about to whisper in Daschle's ear.Yahoo Caption: Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-SD, center, listens as Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT, left, speaks during the introduction of the Africa Famine Relief Act in Washington Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003. The bill authorizes $900 million for emergency humanitarian assistance to sub-Saharan Africa. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., looks on at right. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  • Bush s Broken Promise

    03/21/2002 7:07:23 AM PST · by Dales · 210 replies · 1,868+ views
    National Review ^ | February 21, 2002 | Rich Lowery
    Is George W. Bush a man of his word?It seems a strange question to ask of the plain-speaking Texan who has just blown the whistle on the "axis of evil." But the answer, at least when it comes to campaign-finance reform, may be a disturbing one. If Bush signs something close to the current version of Shays-Meehan he will be committing his first bona fide, no-doubt-about-it, can't-be-spun flip-flop and broken campaign promise. Asked point-blank on ABC News's This Week on January 23, 2000 whether he would veto McCain-Feingold or Shays-Meehan Bush said he would.Here's part of the exchange from the...