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  • CMPD: Homeowner shoots, kills would-be robber (Charlotte, NC)

    05/13/2014 8:13:38 AM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    WSOC ^ | May 13, 2014 | Stephanie Coueignoux
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after they said a robbery suspect was shot and killed by the man he was trying to rob Monday night in northwest Charlotte. Officers told Channel 9 that around 9 p.m. they received an armed robbery call in the 1100 block of Jordans Pond Lane. When police arrived, the robbery victim told them that while he was outside his house, a man with a gun -- who police have identified as 22-year-old Darlanski Sherrill -- approached him and forced him into his house and demanded money from him. Officers said that during the...
  • Police: Driver took selfies, posted about Happy song on Facebook just before fatal crash

    04/26/2014 3:37:44 PM PDT · by csvset · 64 replies
    High Point Enterprise ^ | Apr. 26, 2014 | Jordan Howse
    High Point police say the woman who died in a head-on collision Thursday was posting selfies and updating her Facebook status moments before the fatal crash. Courtney Ann Sanford, 32, of Clemmons, updated her Facebook status with: “The happy song makes me HAPPY” one minute before the crash was called in to police, investigators say. “These posts were brought to investigators’ attention by family and friends,” said Lt. Charles Lanier with the High Point Police Dept. “Investigators say that she also was taking pictures of herself while driving. The posts were very close proximity in time to our first calls...
  • Cops: Off-duty sergeant fatally shoots teen during robbery (Chicago, video of incident)

    02/11/2014 11:00:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/11/2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Jeremy Gorner
    A gun pointed at his gut, the off-duty sheriff's sergeant digs through his pockets with his left hand, fumbling for money, as the three robbers surround him at the Far South Side gas station. The sergeant is surer with his right hand, quickly drawing his own gun and firing point-blank. The gunman, 16, drops at his feet as the two others scatter, according to surveillance video that captured the robbery Monday night at a Citgo station at 103rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, across the street from Gately Stadium. The sergeant swings around at the fleeing robbers, then points the...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead after apparent drug overdose: cops

    02/02/2014 10:43:03 AM PST · by John W · 176 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 2, 2014 | Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday, cops said. Hoffman’s body was found by a friend at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning in an apartment at 35 Bethune St., sources said.
  • Sources: Philip Seymour Hoffman dead of apparent drug overdose

    02/02/2014 11:39:51 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/02/2014 | Steve Almasy
    (CNN) -- Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment, law enforcement sources said Sunday. Hoffman, 46, was found in the bathroom of the fourth-floor apartment, the sources told CNN.
  • Robber shot, killed in Va. Beach credit union

    09/14/2013 10:49:03 AM PDT · by csvset · 31 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 14, 2013 | Mike Connors
    An off-duty police officer shot and killed a male attempting to rob a credit union this morning, police said. The incident started about 10:10 a.m., at a Chartway Federal Credit Union in the 5000 block of Ferrell Parkway, near the intersection of Indian Lakes Boulevard. A male wearing a mask and dark clothes entered the credit union and announced the robbery, said Sgt. Adam Bernstein, a police spokesman. The robber appeared to be armed. The off-duty officer was one of the customers in the credit union. He confronted the robber, then fired at least one shot, Bernstein said. The robber...
  • Resident kills man trying to enter home

    08/31/2013 6:14:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 17 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | August 31, 2013 | Chase Purdy & Tiffany Holland
    Chase Purdy | 981-3334 Tiffany Holland | 981-3264 Saturday, August 31, 2013 A person was found dead in northwest Roanoke late Thursday after an attempted home robbery led to gunfire. Officers were called to the 3000 block of Ferncliff Avenue just before midnight Thursday after reports that multiple shots had been fired in the area. The police roped off the house where the shooting took place as well as a house next to it and a part of the parking lot at a nearby Shell station. A broken window could be seen at the home where the shooting occurred. In...
  • EPA mandated device forces ambulance to shut down on the way to the hospital

    06/03/2013 8:54:58 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 1:08 PM 05/31/2013 | n/a
    A vehicle emissions reduction device, which is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency, forced an ambulance to shut down while carrying a suspect who was shot by Washington, D.C., police. The EPA mandated device is meant to reduce diesel emissions and is required to be placed on all newer model diesel vehicles. The device can burn off diesel toxins automatically or manually, but if neither of those happen during the “re-generating cycle,” warning lights pop on and the vehicle is eventually forced to shut down. Another ambulance came to pick up the suspect 7 minutes after the first one stopped,...
  • Hampton carnival canceled after 5 shot, 1 killed

    05/27/2013 3:34:19 AM PDT · by csvset · 41 replies
    DailyPress ^ | May 26, 2013 | By Sarah Pawlowski
    HAMPTON — The Hampton Coliseum Spring Carnival has been canceled following nearby shootings Saturday night that killed at least one teen and injured four others. Hampton police officers and members of the Hampton Fire and Rescue Division found 16-year-old Ralphael Davis Jr. lying in the road in the 1900 block of Coliseum Drive shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Hampton police spokeswoman Mary Shackleford. Davis, who suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso, was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 11:14 p.m., Shackleford said. Officers located four additional victims in parking lots adjacent to hotels...
  • Boehner - Filibuster rule change bills 'dead on arrival'

    11/29/2012 9:03:06 PM PST · by Arthurio · 92 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, made it clear that any bill that came to the House from the upper chamber as a result of Senate Democrats changing the rules on the filibuster would be "dead on arrival." In a statement released from Speaker Boehner's office, the Ohio GOP'er remarked: “Senate Democrats’ attempt to break Senate rules in order to change Senate rules is clearly designed to marginalize Senate Republicans and their constituents while greasing the skids for controversial partisan measures. I question the wisdom of this maneuver, especially at a time when cooperation on Capitol Hill is critical, and...
  • House passes Ryan budget

    03/21/2013 10:35:55 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/21/13 | Alan Silverleib
    Snip The measure is believed to have no chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate. The vote was 221-207.
  • Rubio: Leaked WH Immigration Proposal “Dead on Arrival”

    02/18/2013 4:05:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    During his SOTU address, President Obama touched on broad immigration reform principles and commended the work bipartisan groups in both chambers are doing to draft a bill. His tone seemed to indicate he would let Congress take the lead on immigration. “Send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months and I will sign it,” he said during the speech. But on Saturday, the White House leaked details of its own immigration proposal, which Sen. Marco Rubio has called “dead on arrival.” A draft of a White House immigration proposal obtained by USA TODAY would allow illegal...
  • Sen. Rubio: President Obama's Immigration Bill Is 'Dead on Arrival'

    02/18/2013 2:41:38 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 17, 2013 | Paul Scicchitano
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called details of President Obama's leaked immigration proposal "half-baked" on Saturday and predicted that the measure would be "dead on arrival in Congress." Rubio, who is spending this week in the Middle East, was responding to a story published online Saturday by USA Today which revealed that the draft bill would allow illegal immigrants in the U.S. to apply for newly created "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visas. The bill would also provide more security funding and require that businesses verify the immigration status of new hires within four years, according to the report. “It’s a mistake for...
  • How would a new US ban on assault rifles work?

    12/18/2012 2:27:27 PM PST · by RC one · 39 replies
    How would a ban on semi-automatic assault rifles work? That could well be a big issue in Congress next year in the wake of the tragic Newtown, Conn., school shooting.Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) of California says she will introduce legislation banning assault weapons as a first order of business when the next Congress convenes. It will be based upon a similar bill that lawmakers passed in 1994, banning the rifles for 10 years. “It will be carefully focused on the most dangerous guns that have killed so many people over the years.... Feinstein’s legislation names specific models of rifles it...
  • A Turn of the Page for Newsweek

    10/18/2012 5:21:55 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 51 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 18, 2012 | Tina Brown, Baba Shetty
    We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue. Meanwhile, Newsweek will expand its rapidly growing tablet and online presence, as well as its successful global partnerships and events business. Newsweek Global, as the all-digital publication will be named, will be a single, worldwide edition targeted for a highly mobile, opinion-leading audience who want to learn about world events in a sophisticated context. Newsweek Global will...
  • Obama will 'evaluate' bill to ban online munition sales

    07/31/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama will "evaluate" a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales in the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. That left 12 dead and dozens more injured. During the daily press briefing, Mr. Earnest was asked whether Mr. Obama supports the measure, which aims to end sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the Internet and other mail orders. The bill also would force ammunition dealers to report large sales of bullets and other munitions to law enforcement authorities
  • N.C. sheriff: Store owner kills would-be robbers

    05/24/2012 2:06:28 AM PDT · by csvset · 38 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | May 24, 2012 | Mike Connors
    GATES COUNTY, N.C. Two brothers who police say were trying to rob a store were shot and killed by the owner Tuesday night. According to Gates County Sheriff Edward Webb, the armed men entered the Joppa store at Acorn Hill and Hinton roads around 6 p.m. Webb said one stuck a rifle in the owner's face and told him to go to the cash register. Then the owner was struck in the back of the head and knocked to the floor, where he was stomped on and kicked. Despite bruises to his chest and back, in addition to the injury...
  • Health department raids community picnic and destroys all food with bleach

    03/15/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT · by Sopater · 124 replies
    We were told our food was unfit for consumption and demanded that we call off the event... Quail Farm The evening was everything I had dreamed and hoped it would be. The weather was perfect, the farm was filled with friends and guests roaming around talking about organic, sustainable farming practices. Our guests were excited to spend an evening together. The food was prepared exquisitely. The long dinner table, under the direction of dear friends, was absolutely stunningly beautiful. The music was superb. The stars were bright and life was really good. And then, …for a few moments, it felt...
  • Perry-Pawlenty 2012

    08/30/2011 2:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2011 | Guy Benson
    While the presidential horserace will consume much of the political media’s attention over the next year, muted Running Mate Match Game speculation is already underway. One figure that generates a disproportionate amount of discussion on this front is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Despite a series of public demurrals, Rubio-for-VP buzz is unlikely to dissipate any time soon. In Rubio, Republicans have a gifted politician, a very effective communicator, and someone who has earned near-universal admiration among conservatives. He also hails from a critical swing state, and could almost single-handedly put a coveted and growing demographic into play, virtually overnight. Rubio...
  • Al Qaeda's East Africa chief Fazul Mohammed killed in Somalia

    06/11/2011 2:08:06 PM PDT · by csvset · 38 replies
    The Long Wsar Journal ^ | 11 june 2011 | Bill Roggio
    Somali officials confirmed today that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, was killed at a Somali military checkpoint in Mogadishu earlier this week. Fazul is one of the most wanted terrorists in East Africa for his role in attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania as well as his role within Shabaab. Somalia's minister of information confirmed Fazul's death, according to The Associated Press. "We've compared the pictures of the body to his old pictures," he said. "They are the same. It is confirmed. He is the man and he is...
  • Capitol Access Information (Wisconsin Dept. of Administration)

    03/01/2011 12:03:38 PM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Building Access Reminder: Visitors wishing to enter the Capitol will only be allowed to enter through the King Street entrance. Visitors without appointments may need to wait in line until visitors already inside the building leave the Capitol to make room for new visitors. These procedures have been in effect at the Capitol since this morning. --Capitol Police
  • Getting the Deficit to $0.00

    01/08/2011 12:59:34 AM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 16 replies
    www.fms.treas.gov ^ | 1/8/11 | vanity
    As part of an effort to figure out what the Republican House SHOULD be doing now, I’ve looked up our current budget (or at least the one that was proposed) and figured out what could be eliminated to get the deficit down to $0. Here is our revenue Budget Estimates Classification Full Fiscal Year Budget Receipts 1,031,926 Individual Income Taxes Corporation Income Taxes 280,396 Social Insurance and Retirement Receipts: Employment and General Retirement (Off-Budget) 661,919 Employment and General Retirement (On-Budget) 195,771 Unemployment Insurance 54,422 Other Retirement 4,276 Excise Taxes 75,799 Estate and Gift Taxes 25,076 Customs Duties 26,632 Miscellaneous Receipts...
  • Santorum: Healthcare Reconciliation DOA in Senate

    03/21/2010 6:39:30 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 33 replies · 2,284+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/21/10 | David A. Patten
    Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said Sunday that the House reconciliation bill designed to fix shortcomings in the Senate’s healthcare reform legislation cannot legally be considered by the Senate, because it would impact Social Security revenues and therefore is not eligible for the reconciliation procedure. Santorum also says Democratic leaders were well aware of this fact, but effectively “sandbagged” their members in the House in order to push healthcare reform through Congress. Reconciliation is designed to pass healthcare reform without bringing it back before the Senate for approval. Sen. Scott Brown’s election in Massachusetts means Democrats no longer...
  • Senators seen ditching cap and trade in new bill [Lindsey Graham declared "cap-and-trade is dead"..]

    02/27/2010 2:26:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies · 1,025+ views
    Senators seen ditching cap and trade in new bill Photo 5:12pm EST By Russell Blinch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three senators are seeking to radically overhaul stalled climate legislation by proposing to dump broad cap-and-trade provisions and take a sector by sector approach to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, a White House official and leading U.S. newspaper reported. Despite strong doubts a climate bill is possible in this election year, Senator John Kerry, a 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, vowed last week to press ahead with a compromise climate bill that he said would win broad support. The new bipartisan bill could target...
  • Obamacare Is Dead and Here's Why [Obamacare Ongoing Thread]

    01/25/2010 11:27:02 PM PST · by JustPiper · 3,198 replies · 23,816+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 1-26-10 | Robert A. Levy
    As the Massachusetts blame game unfolds, the president’s unpopular health bill leads the list. But the substantive provisions of the bill were just part of the problem. Perhaps more important, voters were appalled by how the deal unfolded. Consider the pre-election giveaway to the labor unions. Negotiators agreed to exempt union contracts until 2018 from the tax on so-called Cadillac health-insurance plans. That backroom bargain not only outraged the voters, it also violated the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, requiring the federal government to extend equal protection of the laws to all U.S. persons. Of course, not all voters...
  • Kerry: 'Dead wrong' to write obituary on climate change bill

    02/10/2010 9:06:16 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1,222+ views
    Kerry: 'Dead wrong' to write obituary on climate change bill By Alexander Bolton - 02/10/10 09:54 AM ET Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) says those who think climate change legislation is dead for the year are “dead wrong.” Those who think blizzards and record snow falls in Washington will make it tough to move a global warming bill are guilty of "inside the beltway" thinking, Kerry said. "The inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom that this issue has stalled is dead wrong," Kerry said in a statement e-mailed to The Hill. "This is not and never has been a partisan issue, and Senators Graham,...
  • Boehner To White House: "Why Are We Going To Talk About A Bill That Can't Pass?"

    02/09/2010 3:21:23 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 26 replies · 847+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 9, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. John Boehner (R-OH): "It's going to be very difficult to have bipartisan conversations with regard to a 2,700 page health care bill that the Democrat majority in the House and the Democrat majority in the Senate can’t pass."
  • Obama admits health care overhaul may die on Hill

    02/05/2010 9:33:19 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 741+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 5, 2010 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - After insisting for a year that failure was not an option, President Barack Obama is now acknowledging his health care overhaul may die in Congress. His tone at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday night verged at times on defeatist. Even while saying he still wanted to get the job done, Obama bowed to new political realities. Democrats no longer command a filibuster-proof Senate majority, and voters and lawmakers are far more concerned with jobs and the economy than with enacting sweeping and expensive changes to the health system. "I think it's very important for us to...
  • Rush to GOP: Declare Obama's Budget DOA And Save America (Help Obama Fail Alert)

    02/02/2010 4:38:29 PM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 454+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/02/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Every Republican in Washington ought to be running to the nearest microphone and proclaiming Obama's budget is dead on arrival, just as the Democrats did every year to George W. Bush and to George H. W. Bush before that. It is an abomination. From Power Line, posted yesterday: "Today the Obama administration unveiled its budget for FY 2011. Obama said, 'Our government is deeply in debt after what can only be described as a decade of profligacy,'" but we have established that as recently as 2007, the budget deficit was only $164 billion, 176. And now it's a trillion...
  • AP : Public option is dead

    11/09/2009 1:58:28 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 45 replies · 1,785+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 08, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Nancy Pelosi may have been all smiles on Saturday, but the difficulties encountered in her full-court press on the ObamaCare bill will only get worse, the AP reports this morning. The AP declares the public option dead, thanks to skeptical Democrats, and Joe Lieberman pledges to stop the bill from coming to the floor with one included. The LA Times concurs: House approval of legislation Saturday — even if Democrats can move it no further — was an accomplishment that has eluded presidents for decades. But the close vote and the exertions it took to secure a majority were laden...
  • House health care bill has nowhere to go in Senate

    11/08/2009 3:48:32 PM PST · by justiceseeker93 · 49 replies · 2,094+ views
    Yahoo! via AP ^ | Nov. 8, 2009 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    WASHINGTON - The glow from a health care triumph faded quickly for President Barack Obama on Sunday as Democrats realized the bill they fought so hard to pass in the House has nowhere to go in the Senate. .................. The problem is that the Senate won't run with it. The government health insurance plan included in the House bill is unacceptable to a few Democratic moderates who hold the balance of power in the Senate.
  • Mutiny in Scrutiny? [Pelosicare DOA at Senate]

    11/08/2009 10:34:57 AM PST · by freespirited · 34 replies · 1,841+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/08/09 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    It was always clear that the real health-care battle would be in the Senate. But what would have been shocking eight months ago is to hear that it would take until November for the Democrats to pass a bill even in the House. It would have been even more shocking to have heard that, even after a full-court-press by the White House, the bill would pass by only five votes — meaning that if just three of the 435 members had changed their minds, it would have changed the bill's fate. And it would have been shocking to have heard...
  • Graham: House Bill "D.O.A." in the Senate

    11/08/2009 10:26:06 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 113 replies · 2,955+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | Nov. 8, 2009 | Michelle Levi
    (CBS) Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the health care bill passed last night by the House of Representatives is "dead on arrival to the Senate." Graham argued that the House bill was "written for liberals, by liberals. "Just look at how it passed; it passed 220 to 215. It passed by two votes. You had [39] Democrats vote against the bill," Graham told "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer Sunday. He also admitted that if it were to come down to it, he would join his independent colleague Senator Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., in filibustering a bill including the so-called public...
  • Boehner Says Democrat Health Care Plan is Dead

    09/20/2009 1:20:30 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 71 replies · 4,250+ views
    CNSnews ^ | September 20, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said today that the health-care plan that President Barack Obama is pushing in Congress is now dead and will not pass. Boehner made the observation in an interview this morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he appeared after President Obama. “There’s been no bipartisan conversation on Capitol Hill about health care,” Boehner said in an interview with "Meet the Press" host David Gregory. “At some point when these big government plans fail—and they will, the Congress will not pass this—it’s really time for the president to hit the reset button, just stop all...
  • Is the GOP Dead in California?

    08/05/2009 4:22:57 PM PDT · by Korah · 33 replies · 988+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 8/5/09 | Fred Krueger
    Doctors pronounce death when their patient ceases brain activity and in that sense, I suppose we could say the GOP in California died years ago. But, in this bizarre world of politics technical death has a whole other half-life. We know dead people often vote and brain-dead legislators do too! No surprise there. And these brain dead politicians are frequently re-elected! We also know that dead beats live off your tax dollars. Yes, the dead are prolific partakers in California politics. If you consider these folks often join forces with those I call mouth-breathers, (they resemble the walking dead) then...
  • Michael Steele Interview Excerpt (via Hot Air)

    03/12/2009 5:36:56 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 11 replies · 517+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 11 March 2009 | Allahpundit
    Do you think homosexuality is a choice? Oh, no. I don’t think I’ve ever really subscribed to that view, that you can turn it on and off like a water tap. Um, you know, I think that there’s a whole lot that goes into the makeup of an individual that, uh, you just can’t simply say, oh, like, “Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being gay.” It’s like saying, “Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being black.” So your feeling would be that people are born one way or another. I mean, I think that’s the prevailing view at this point, and...
  • Live on Cspan: "compromise" bill being debated

    02/06/2009 4:37:34 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 200 replies · 10,220+ views
    it's on live now.
  • Bass believes governor will sign plan

    12/18/2008 11:51:29 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 424+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 12/18/8 | Shane Goldmacher
    Assembly Speaker Karen Bass said Thursday that she "could not imagine" that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would veto the Democrats' budget plan.
  • Obama keeping promises made to homosexual groups (It's <i>really</i> smart to keep this one!)

    12/01/2008 11:41:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies · 1,016+ views
    One News Now ^ | 12/1/2008 | Jim Brown
    President-elect Barack Obama is moving swiftly to appoint homosexual activists to positions within his administration. Politico.com reports that 10 national homosexual organizations are working with the Obama transition team to get more openly homosexual people appointed to the incoming administration. Obama's transition team has also reportedly named at least seven openly homosexual people to transition panels assigned to review federal departments and agencies. Three of the seven homosexuals on transition panels have held high-level positions in the Clinton administration. Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action, says Obama is keeping his promises to the...
  • 'High value target' killed in Pakistan

    05/16/2008 1:50:45 AM PDT · by Dog · 13 replies · 100+ views
    deepbackground.msnbc.msn.com ^ | May 15, 2008 | By Robert Windrem, Mushaq Yusufzai and Carol Grisanti
    Senior U.S. and Pakistani officials tell NBC News that Wednesday’s Predator attack on a village in northwest Pakistan was not insignificant, that a “high-value target … an Arab” was among those killed. U.S. officials believe the unnamed target was planning attacks outside Pakistan, “so we nailed him,” in the words of one.
  • Clinton Goes from Inevitable Nominee to On the Ropes

    05/11/2008 12:37:05 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 39 replies · 317+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 11m, 2008 | AP
    Hillary Rodham Clinton began her presidential quest armed with talent, tenacity, fame, money, connections and a team that knew how to win. Many people believed her victory in the Democratic nomination battle was a sure thing. Her ultimate failing may have been in believing it, too. Clinton had one big problem out of the gate: 40 percent or more of Americans said they'd never vote for her. She was too polarizing. It's love her or hate her. Clinton powered through that hurdle in state after state, showing grit that earned her the valuable political currency of being merely admired. White...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Suicidal Gamble with Race Poison

    05/11/2008 11:37:14 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 25 replies · 184+ views
    Times Online ^ | May 11, 2008 | Andrew Sullivan
    From the very beginning, the premise and the promise of Barack Obama’s campaign was that it would transcend race. And last autumn the Obama team also knew this was the only way it could win. The Clinton brand among black voters was so strong, so unbreakable, so resilient a force that even the first credible black candidate for the presidency remained stuck 20-30% behind Hillary Clinton among African-American voters. She was, after all, the wife of the “first black president”, as the author Toni Morrison called Bill. She had almost all the black political establishment behind her. Her husband, from...
  • Sen. Clinton and the Campaign

    05/10/2008 9:35:03 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 27 replies · 76+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 9, 2008 | Staff
    There is a lot of talk that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is now fated to lose the Democratic nomination and should pull out of the race. We believe it is her right to stay in the fight and challenge Senator Barack Obama as long as she has the desire and the means to do so. That is the essence of the democratic process. But we believe just as strongly that Mrs. Clinton will be making a terrible mistake — for herself, her party and for the nation — if she continues to press her candidacy through negative campaigning with disturbing...
  • Obama Pulls Ahead of Clinton in Superdelegates

    05/10/2008 9:20:54 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 39 replies · 86+ views
    New York times ^ | May 10, 2008 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    Senator Barack Obama surged ahead of his rival, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the count of superdelegates on Friday, the first time since the outset of the race that Mrs. Clinton has lost the lead in one of her few remaining trump cards. Mr. Obama racked up seven endorsements in the last 24 hours from superdelegates, the Democratic Party insiders who are granted autonomy to support whomever they wish at the convention in August. One, a New Jersey congressman, switched his allegiance away from Mrs. Clinton, allowing the Illinois senator to pull ahead of his opponent, according to the latest...
  • GOP -- DOA?

    03/23/2008 3:36:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 59 replies · 1,438+ views
    Renew America ^ | March 21, 2008 | Unidentified
    Primary turnout and recent surveys show conservative "values" voters have abandoned the Republican Party. Illustrating a dramatic about face from past elections, a recent study shows that if the election were held today, 40% of all evangelical Christian voters would choose the Democratic candidate and just 29% would choose the Republican candidate. The remaining 28% are undecided, saying they would make their selection without respect to party affiliation. A Barna Group release titled: Born Again Voters No Longer Favor Republican Candidates cites figures that spell doom for the Republican Party, given that "in the past couple of elections, the born...
  • Health Plan: A Step Down The Wrong Road (Don Perata: Its DOA - DUH Alert)

    12/19/2007 3:49:15 AM PST · by goldstategop · 50+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 12/19/2007 | Orange County Register Editorial
    The State Senate must approve the measure next, which isn't a sure thing. Senate President Don Perata, D-Oakland, wants to know first whether the gargantuan health care package would adversely affect the state's budget, which already is projected to be $14 billion in the red for fiscal 2008-09. Sen. Perata, on a Bay Area radio station Tuesday, said "I think [the plan is]DOA. I haven't found anybody yet … that can make any sense of it." He said he will not allow a vote until 2008. The saving grace is that the legislation amounts only to political grandstanding if voters...
  • State Assembly Backs Health Care For Everyone (ArnoldCare Passed On Party-Line Vote Alert)

    12/18/2007 12:10:32 AM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 149+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/18/2007 | Jordan Rau
    The state Assembly on Monday approved the first phase of a $14.4-billion plan to extend medical insurance to nearly all residents, giving Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his Democratic allies their first victory in a risky yearlong campaign to overhaul California's healthcare system. The measure, negotiated by Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuńez (D-Los Angeles), would require almost everyone in California to have insurance starting in 2010. It would provide subsidies and tax credits for those who would have trouble paying their share of the premiums. The authors estimate that it would bring medical coverage to 3.6 million Californians, including 800,000...
  • Assembly passes massive health care reform plan

    12/17/2007 8:20:11 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 242+ views
    MediaNews via Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/17/7 | Mike Zapler
    SACRAMENTO - The state Assembly this afternoon approved a sweeping health care reform plan that would extend health insurance to more than two-thirds of the state's uninsured and create new protections for people anxious about keeping their coverage because of a pre-existing health condition. The plan, which faces uncertain prospects in the Senate and then must be approved by voters before taking effect, would create a new requirement that individuals carry insurance or potentially be fined. Employers would have to offer coverage or pay a percentage of revenues into a state health pool. The proposal would also impose taxes on...
  • Politicians Won't Like Voters' Answer To Health Care Reform Question (ArnoldCare Is DOA, DUH)

    12/04/2007 10:24:37 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 70+ views
    Flash Report ^ | 12/04/2007 | Frank Schubert
    Governor Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders have declared this the year for health care reform. They’re working hard to put something on the 2008 ballot for voter approval. But as we turn the calendar to December, these elected leaders have yet to reach an agreement on what “reform” should look like. Furthermore, striking a legislative deal would be the easy part. It will be much harder to get voters to ratify any agreement. Various versions of health care reform have been on the California ballot eight times in the past fifteen years, and been rejected every time. Defeated proposals include sweeping...
  • Is Fred Dead or Just Resting?

    11/20/2007 8:47:19 PM PST · by Spiff · 343 replies · 199+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 20 November 2007 | Tom Bevan
    November 20, 2007 Is Fred Dead or Just Resting?TOM BEVAN In early October I argued there was a disconnect between the way the pundits and voters viewed Fred Thompson's candidacy. Sitting here six weeks later, however, evidence continues to pour in that Thompson has completely underwhelmed the Republican electorate. It seems like every other day a new poll comes out in a key early state showing Fred losing ground - sometimes significant ground. Indeed, if you take a look at groups that have conducted at least two surveys since early September (when Thompson officially entered the race and began...