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  • AP-GfK Poll: Improved economic outlook boosts Obama approval

    04/09/2016 1:34:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2016 4:09 PM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey and Emily Swanson
    As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they’re increasingly warming to the president they already have. Buoyed by some good economic news and a surge of goodwill from his base of supporters, President Barack Obama is seeing his approval rating rise. That puts Obama, who leaves office in January, in a position to remain a force in the political debate at a point in his final term when some others faded into the background. For the first time since 2013, half of those questioned approve of the job Obama is doing...
  • Harvard awards journalism prize to The Associated Press

    03/04/2016 2:08:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 4, 2016 4:31 PM EST
    Journalists from The Associated Press who uncovered extensive slave labor in the Thai seafood industry won an investigative reporting prize from Harvard University's Shorenstein Center. The media and public policy research center bestowed the $25,000 Goldsmith Prize to Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan this week for their work on "Seafood from Slaves." [...] The finalists for the prize included the Guardian, The New York Times, the Tampa Bay Times, The Washington Post and InsideClimate News. ...
  • Donald Trump's Senior Adviser is a Stock Fraud Felon with a Mob Past [12/05/2105]

    02/08/2016 1:40:52 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 177 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/2105 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump knew a man he named as a senior business adviser in 2010 had been convicted in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records. Trump had worked with Felix Sater previously during the man's stint as an executive at Bayrock Group LLC, a real estate development firm that partnered with Trump on numerous projects after renting office space from the Trump Organization. But Sater's past was not widely known at the time because he was working as a government cooperator on mob cases and the judge overseeing...
  • APNewsBreak: Racial disparities seen in police stun gun use (Connecticut)

    01/27/2016 12:38:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 3:27 PM EST | Dave Collins
    Connecticut officers who drew their stun guns on the job last year were more likely to fire when the suspect was black or Hispanic, according to a first-of-its-kind set of statistics that could stoke the nation's debate over race and police use of force. The raw, preliminary data was obtained by The Associated Press ahead of an official analysis expected in the coming weeks. While police and state officials cautioned against passing judgment until then, at least one criminal justice expert said he would not be surprised to see similar findings elsewhere around the country. Some civil rights groups said...
  • Kerry's 'one state' comments cause consternation in Israel

    12/06/2015 10:45:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2015 1:17 PM EST | Dan Perry and Josef Federman
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry set off an uproar in Israel on Sunday after warning that the country, through its continued West Bank occupation, will become a "binational state." Kerry's words describe a scenario that would mark a failure of U.S. policy and end to Israel's existence as a country that is both Jewish and democratic. The U.S., the international community and many Israelis have endorsed the "two-state solution" -- establishing a Palestinian state and ending Israel's control over millions of Palestinians in territories occupied in the 1967 war. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday that "Israel will not...
  • Whites far more likely to approve of police striking people (racist AP cites GSS)

    04/04/2015 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2015 3:06 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, according to a major American trend survey. Seven of 10 whites polled, or 70 percent, said they can imagine a situation in which they would approve of a police officer striking an adult male citizen, according to the 2014 General Social Survey, a long-running measurement of trends in American opinions. When asked the same question—“Are there any situations you can...
  • Boehner's embrace of GOP rebels nudges House caucus to right

    01/10/2015 4:59:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/10/15 | Charles Babington
    Die-hard House conservatives, after bungling a coup against House Speaker John Boehner, now look like winners who are pushing their Republican caucus farther right. Rather than punish and isolate those who opposed him as leader, Boehner surprised many on Friday by embracing a major immigration plan that's more stringent and conservative than lawmakers had expected. It not only would block President Barack Obama's recent limits on deportations, but also undo earlier protections for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The House is pushing toward a vote Wednesday. As the rebellious hard-liners celebrated, mainstream Republicans said Boehner's decision probably...
  • Jesus’ birthplace grapples with modern traffic challenges (AP: Bethlehem “Palestinian city”)

    12/22/2014 11:38:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2014 2:30 AM EST | Tia Goldenberg
    It’s Christmas season and the little town of Bethlehem is jammed with a big-city problem: Traffic snarling streets everywhere, including around the church marking the spot where tradition says Jesus was born. The city is considering a dramatic solution to the problem—digging a tunnel under Manger Square. Traffic is a mess year-round. It may be the biblical town of grottos and shepherds’ fields in the minds of many around the world, but Bethlehem is a modern densely populated town of 28,000 with a dizzying weave of small streets that practically guarantee traffic jams. […] Bethlehem’s municipality hopes to eventually build...
  • Half of Republicans back carbon limits, [AP] poll says

    12/12/2014 3:29:27 AM PST · by wtd · 26 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Published December 12, 2014 | • Associated Press
    Half of Republicans back carbon limits, poll says "Six in 10 Americans, including half of all Republicans, said they support regulation of carbon dioxide pollution, although they weren't asked how. Nearly half of Republicans said the U.S. should lead the global fight to curb climate change, even if it means taking action when other countries do not. And majorities across party lines said environmental protections "improve economic growth and provide new jobs" in the long run, a popular Obama administration talking point." [snip] The AP-NORC Center survey of 1,578 adults was conducted online Nov. 20-Dec. 1, using a sample...
  • AP Acts As If Only Dems Have Problems With Bloomberg's Ridicule of Two Colorado Cities ( No Roads )

    07/11/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In what appears to be an act of leftist self-defense, an unbylined story at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, describes certain Colorado Democratic politicians' crticisms of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over recent "off-base remarks about two of its cities," but noted no reactions from Republicans — who are genuinely outraged, as opposed to arguably trying to cover their political tracks. ... Bloomberg told Simon Vozick-Levinson that in recent recall elections in the Centennial State, "The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's...
  • UN doubts legality of Israeli air campaign

    07/11/2014 7:59:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 10:17 AM EDT | John Heilprin
    Israel’s air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians, the U.N.’s top human rights official said Friday. Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said the Israeli military, which claims to have hit more than 1,100 targets that it says are mostly rocket-launching sites, and the Gaza militants, who have fired more than 550 rockets against Israel, must abide by international law. […] Pillay says she’s seen for herself in Gaza how traumatic the airstrikes and rocket attacks are for civilians, particularly children. Her office says civilians bear the brunt of the conflict...
  • AP Headline Falsely Claims 'U.S. Finally Regains The Jobs Lost in the Recession'

    04/05/2014 2:56:55 AM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 4, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    This afternoon, in an unbylined item headlined "US BUSINESS HIRING FINALLY TOPS RECESSION LOSSES," the Associated Press showed that it deserves the nickname "Administration's Press." The story embarrassingly described the job market's return to its previous January 2008 employment peak as a "pivotal moment." Get real. Given over six additional years of growth in the adult population, that's hardly the case. To his credit, the AP's Christopher Rugaber, in a separate later submission, tamped down the enthusiasm, noting that "the economy is still millions of jobs short of where it should be by now." That's for sure. But whoever wrote...
  • Israeli troops detain AP photographer

    02/10/2013 10:27:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 10, 2013 4:10 PM EST | Josef Federman
    Israeli troops detained an Associated Press photographer during West Bank unrest over the weekend, handcuffing him and forcing him to sit on the ground without food or water or access to a bathroom for roughly five hours, according to eyewitness accounts. The photographer, Nasser Shiyoukhi, was released without charge after Saturday's incident. Footage of the incident shows Shiyoukhi, 46, snapping pictures a short distance from Israeli security forces who were scuffling with a protester in the town of Yatta. Protesters had erected a small tent camp on what they say is Palestinian land occupied by Israelis. …
  • Jews protest Catholic document on evangelization

    08/22/2009 10:39:12 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 1,648+ views
    AP ^ | 08/22/2009
    Major American Jewish groups say their relationship with Roman Catholic leaders is at risk because of a recent statement by U.S. bishops' on salvation and evangelizing. Jewish leaders say that they interpret the bishops' new document as a plan to evangelize Jews during interfaith dialogue. Jews say they can't participate in a dialogue under those conditions. The bishops had issued the declaration in June. They said that the church doesn't evangelize Jews but will invite them to the faith when it's appropriate. The Jewish protest was made Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, and rabbis