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  • Green Party drops election recount bid in Pennsylvania

    12/03/2016 6:30:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/3/16 | Agencies
    WASHINGTON, United States — Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein dropped her efforts Saturday to request a vote recount in Pennsylvania, one of three battleground states won by Donald Trump where she is challenging the results. “Petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means. They cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the court,” read a filing submitted in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. On Twitter, she later added: “#Recount2016 is so expensive because of elected leaders who have refused to invest in a 21st-century voting system.”
  • Woman suing Trump over alleged teen rape drops suit, again

    11/05/2016 12:54:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/04/16 | Josh Gerstein
    A woman who accused Donald Trump of raping her two decades ago when she was a 13-year-old aspiring teen model has again dropped a federal lawsuit over the alleged assaults. The accuser, identified in the lawsuit by the pseudonym "Jane Doe," was expected to appear at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, but that appearance was abruptly canceled.   The lawyer who organized the event, Lisa Bloom, said Trump's accuser had received threats and was too frightened to show up. In the most recent suit, Trump's accuser asserted that while she was exploring a modeling career in 1994, she...
  • That Was Quick! Marco Rubio ‘Surge’ Hits Polling High at 19 Percent – Then Drops

    02/06/2016 10:51:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    That was quick! Establishment Republican and FOX News Channel’s favorite son seems to have peaked too soon. Rubio reached a polling high mark at 19% in New Hampshire two days ago. Now he’s back town do 16%. Despite the nonstop glowing reports on Marco Rubio by the FOX News establishment hacks, Rubio is sinking.Maybe it’s the Phyllis Schlafly effect?
  • U.S. drops to 16th on 'economic freedom' list, behind Canada, Chile

    09/14/2015 5:42:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/14/15 | Paul Bedard
    The United States, ranked second in worldwide economic freedom as recently as 2000, has plummeted to 16th, according to the a new report of world economies. The Fraser Institute's annual report, Economic Freedom of the World, showed that the country's drop started in 2010, the second year of the Obama administration. The world-recognized report showed that the U.S. fell in several areas, including legal and property rights and regulation. "The United States, once considered a bastion of economic freedom, now ranks 16th in the world after being as high as second in 2000," said the report issued Monday morning. The...
  • Exclusive: China drops leading technology brands for state purchases

    02/25/2015 8:16:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/15
    China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western cybersurveillance. Others put the shift down to a protectionist impulse to shield China's domestic technology industry from competition. Chief casualty is U.S. network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O), which in 2012 counted 60 products on the Central Government Procurement Center's (CGPC) list, but by late 2014 had none, a Reuters analysis of official data shows. Smartphone and PC maker Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has also...
  • Labor Participation Rate Drops To 36 Year Low; Record 92.6 Million Americans Not In Labor Force

    10/03/2014 6:31:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/03/14 | Tyler Durden
    While by now everyone should know the answer, for those curious why the US unemployment rate just slid once more to a meager 5.9%, the lowest print since the summer of 2008, the answer is the same one we have shown every month since 2010: the collapse in the labor force participation rate, which in September slide from an already three decade low 62.8% to 62.7% - the lowest in over 36 years, matching the February 1978 lows. And while according to the Household Survey, 232K people found jobs, what is more disturbing is that the people not in the...
  • CBO Quietly Drops Forecast That Obamacare Will Cut the Deficit

    06/05/2014 12:20:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/5/14 | Eric Pianin - The Fiscal Times
    One of the Obama administration's major selling points in passing the Affordable Care Act in 2010 was a Congressional Budget Office forecast that the controversial legislation would reduce the deficit by more than $120 billion over the coming decade. The CBO has consistently projected that President Obama's overhaul will reduce the deficit, and the agency estimated that the Republicans’ 2011 effort to repeal the legislation would increase deficits by $210 billion from 2010 to 2021. In April, the agency quietly signaled that it can no longer make that projection; that the law had been changed and delayed so much that...
  • Daley Drops Out Of Race For Illinois Governor

    09/17/2013 1:03:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | September 17, 2013
    Former White House chief of staff William Daley abruptly dropped out of the race for Illinois governor Monday, signaling he wasn't sure he wanted to devote time to a long, hard campaign followed by at least four years in office. The decision leaves Gov. Pat Quinn without a prominent challenger in the Democratic primary next March, unless another candidate makes a late entry into the race. Daley spokesman Peter Giangreco confirmed that the son of late Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley was ending what many had believed would be a serious challenge to...
  • Hughes Drops Jews

    01/29/2013 8:40:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 28, 2013 | staff
    The New Republic has quietly dropped at least five prominent Jewish writers from its masthead in a move that may signal the publication’s continued drift away from a staunchly pro-Israel standpoint. The magazine has launched an aggressive new editorial direction under the ownership of wealthy socialite Chris Hughes, who is best known for sharing a room with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard University. The names of several prominent Jewish writers from both the left and right of the political spectrum were dropped from TNR’s masthead in the latest issue. They include: Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, longtime TNR columnist...
  • Bright House Networks drops Current TV

    01/04/2013 9:19:16 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1/4/2013 | halboedeker
    The low-rated Current TV is off Bright House Networks after the announcement that the channel was being sold to Al Jazeera. “Our agreement with Current TV has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service,” Bright House spokesman Donald Forbes said Friday. He added that the service ended Wednesday and that Bright House has not yet replaced Current TV on Channel 156.
  • Tea Party Drops Hardcore Ad Starring 'Obama Phone' Lady

    10/15/2012 10:02:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    fox ^ | 10/15/12 | staff
    Super PAC Tea Party Victory Fund is using the "Obama Phone" lady in a new Ohio swing-state aimed ad. The pitch for the video, which asks donors for help in spreading the video in the state, is written by the Fund's chairman Ken Blackwell, Ohio's former secretary of state, via SLATE: This is it-- this is the October surprise. We just need to get this ad on television today. Will you help us? This commercial is a microcosm of the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans want to create an environment where free people make their own choices and pursue...
  • Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent— For Government Workers; Lowest Among All Industries

    09/07/2012 2:05:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/7/12 | Susan Jones &Terence P. Jeffrey
    There was good news for American workers in August—if government was their employer. The unemployment rate for government wage and salaries workers dropped from 5.7 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August. At the same time, the number of government wage and salary workers counted as unemployed dropped by 123,000 people from 1,182,000 in July to 1,059,000 in August. The overall national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August. A year ago, in August 2011, there were 1,271,000 unemployed government wage and salary workers. So, the number of unemployed government workers has dropped by 212,000 since then.
  • Video: Syria Drops New ‘Barrel Bomb’ on Aleppo

    09/01/2012 10:57:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 9/1/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Syria killed Aleppo residents with a new Russian-made “barrel bomb,” large old drums stuffed with explosives, oil and pieces steel that maim, kill and terrorize, the London Telegraph reported Sunday morning. The homemade bomb spread devastation across a wide swath of the commercial hub, as seen in a video published by the London newspaper. "The sound was like nothing else I've ever heard. It was an almighty whoosh," rebel fighter Mohammed Ibrahim told the Telegraph. The blast perforated his eardrums, but others, including his cousin, were killed by the bomb, which was dropped by low-flying helicopters. Rebels are desperately trying...
  • Embattled Stephanie Cutter Drops ABC "This Week" Appearance

    08/09/2012 8:52:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/9/12 | Dana Loesch
    President Obama's embattled deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, was scheduled to appear on ABC's "This Week" yet seems to now have changed her mind as call for her firing intensifies. Cutter took to the press this week to claim that she and the campaign were unfamiliar with Joe Soptic and his story. This turned out to be false: not only was the Obama campaign familiar with Soptic, they hosted him on an OFA conference call and previously used him for a campaign ad.
  • U.S. homeownership rate drops to 15-year low in Q1 (a 'Corporate' Big Gubamint Obama success story)

    04/30/2012 11:50:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/30/12 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The share of privately owned U.S. homes fell to a 15-year low in the first quarter, government data showed on Monday, suggesting that falling house prices are discouraging Americans from owning homes.
  • DOJ drops case against Florida pro-life sidewalk counselor, pays her $120G

    04/02/2012 10:08:58 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2012
    The Department of Justice has given up its bid to prosecute a pro-life counselor and agreed to pay her $120,000 in a case a judge said never should have been brought. Mary Susan Pine, who stands outside abortion clinics and advises women not to have the procedure, was accused of blocking a car from entering a Florida abortion clinic in 2009. In December, a judge threw out the case, in which the government sought $10,000 in fines and a permanent injunction barring Pine from counseling women outside the Presidential Women's Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The government had been...
  • Two-year Treasury yield drops to a record low

    08/04/2011 6:03:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    ap ^ | 8/4/11 | STAN CHOE AP Business Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Prices for Treasury securities jumped Thursday, sending the yield on the two-year note to a record low, as investors rushed to U.S. government debt in search of safety. Stocks tumbled around the world on worries that the U.S. economy is weakening and that Europe's debt problems are getting worse. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 513 points, its biggest drop since December 2008. The yield on the two-year Treasury note fell to 0.26 percent, a record low. Late Wednesday it was 0.34 percent. Bond yields fall when demand for them increases. That means traders are willing...
  • Comex Physical Silver Drops To Fresh All Time Low Of 28.8 Million Ounces, 3% Drop Overnight

    06/06/2011 4:54:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    When we first started paying attention to the physical ("Registered") silver held in COMEX warehouses on April 20 following the explosion in the silver price, the total amounted to just over 41 million ounces. As of today, a short 6 weeks later, the total physical silver held throughout the entire Comex complex, has dropped by 30% over that period. As of close today, the total amount of Registered silver is now 28,773,375 ounces, a decline of 2.9% overnight from 29,636,513. This is due to a withdrawal of physical from both Brinks and Scotia Mocatta, as well as the ongoing reclassification...
  • Breitbart drops the hammer, calls out Jeffrey Toobin on ‘Weinergate’

    05/31/2011 9:36:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/31/11 | Jeff Poor
    If a conservative politician does something or is alleged to have done something ill-advised of the sexual nature, chances are it will be on the radar of the mainstream media. But what about liberals – like New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner? According Andrew Breitbart, there’s a double standard not only in the mainstream media, but among members of Congress as well. On Tuesday’s “Follow the Money” on the Fox Business Network, Breitbart went right after those politicians. However, he also had a few words for CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, who attacked Breitbart earlier in the day. “Look, there’s...
  • Great news: Working population percentage drops to three-decade low

    04/14/2011 9:30:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    hot air ^ | 4/14/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe we can call this Generation U — for unemployed. Three decades ago, the US experienced a dramatic shift in culture and economics as women entered the workforce in record numbers, and our economy expanded to meet the labor supply. As USA Today reports, we have now returned to the same working percentage of the population as we had at the beginning of the expansion, an astonishing decline that doesn’t appear to be slowing much: The share of the population that is working fell to its lowest level last year since women started entering the workforce in large numbers three...