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  • Northern Ireland first minister steps down amid impasse

    09/10/2015 5:27:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2015 7:43 PM EDT | Gregory Katz
    The future of the Catholic-Protestant power-sharing government in Northern Ireland is hanging by a slender thread with First Minister Peter Robinson’s decision Thursday to step down, along with all but one of his ministers, because of a series of disputes. Democratic Unionist leader Robinson left one party figure, Arlene Foster, in place as temporary first minister and finance minister, but the coalition government has been seriously weakened by developments and may ultimately be suspended, leading to a restoration of direct British rule from Westminster. The crisis stems in large part from a police finding that that Irish Republic Army dissidents...
  • Sinn Féin emerges as biggest party in Northern Ireland; DUP claims most seats

    05/24/2014 6:19:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 24 May 2014
    Sinn Féin has emerged as the biggest party in Northern Ireland following the local government elections—but the DUP has claimed the greater number of council seats. The republican party claimed 24.1% of all first preference votes with the DUP on 23.1%. Both parties, however, saw their share of the vote slip with the DUP down by 4.1% and Sinn Féin marginally down by 0.7%. …
  • With landmark lawsuit, Barack Obama pushed banks to give subprime loans to Chicago’s African-Amer

    09/03/2012 3:00:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 3, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama was a pioneering contributor to the national subprime real estate bubble, and roughly half of the 186 African-American clients in his landmark 1995 mortgage discrimination lawsuit against Citibank have since gone bankrupt or received foreclosure notices. As few as 19 of those 186 clients still own homes with clean credit ratings, following a decade in which Obama and other progressives pushed banks to provide mortgages to poor African Americans. The startling failure rate among Obama’s private sector clients was discovered during The Daily Caller’s review of previously unpublished court information from the lawsuit that a young Obama...
  • What a top aide to Sarah Palin really thinks about Mitt Romney,Bristol Palin,Erick Erickson and more

    05/23/2011 10:16:48 PM PDT · by Bratch · 170 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2011 | Jonathan Strong
    A series of messages forwarded to The Daily Caller show a top aide to former Alaska Gov. and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocking top political figures and even her boss’s own daughter, Bristol Palin. founder and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a May 22, 2010, message. “Greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion. He threw himself in at the Gov’s SC rally. Self-promotion.” (Erickson said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley invited him to the rally). Mitt Romney supporters are “wacky as hell,” Mansour wrote,...
  • Dugway on lockdown

    01/27/2011 7:51:30 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 23 replies
    Dugway Proving Ground, in Utah’s western desert, was placed on lockdown Wednesday evening. Al Vogel, a public affairs specialist for the installation, would only say that the lockdown began at 5:24 p.m. Employees were not allowed to leave, and those coming to work were not allowed in. Vogel said there were no injuries, no damage and no threats reported at the proving ground. There were about 1,200 to 1,400 people at Dugway when the lockdown occurred. Dugway Proving Ground is a U.S. Army testing and training base in Tooele County where military weapons are tested.
  • Bachmann Lives In An Alternate Universe (Hurl Alert!!!)

    01/26/2011 5:34:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 26, 2011 | Leftwing loon DANA MILBANK
    The president was lofty. "We will move forward together, or not at all — for the challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than politics," he said in his State of the Union address. The official Republican response, too, aimed high. "Americans are skeptical of both political parties, and that skepticism is justified — especially when it comes to spending," said Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. "So hold all of us accountable." And then there was Michele Bachmann. As the leader of the Tea Party Caucus in the House, the Minnesota Republican gave her own, unauthorized response to...
  • Hawaii law bars release of Obama birth info (Abercrombie silenced by Barry)

    01/22/2011 6:23:17 AM PST · by milwguy · 96 replies
    ap ^ | 1/22/2011 | MARK NIESSE
    <p>HONOLULU – A privacy law that shields birth certificates has prompted Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie to abandon efforts to dispel claims that President Barack Obama was born outside Hawaii, his office says.</p> <p>State Attorney General David Louie told the governor that privacy laws bar him from disclosing an individual's birth documentation without the person's consent, Abercrombie spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Friday.</p>
  • Exclusive: Loughner Friend Explains Alleged Gunman's Grudge Against Giffords

    01/10/2011 3:40:55 PM PST · by ruination · 29 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Jan. 10, 2011 | Nick Baumann
    At 2:00 a.m. on Saturday—about eight hours before he allegedly killed six people and wounded 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), in Tucson—Jared Lee Loughner phoned an old and close friend with whom he had gone to high school and college. The friend, Bryce Tierney, was up late watching TV, but he didn't answer the call. When he later checked his voice mail, he heard a simple message from Loughner: "Hey man, it's Jared. Me and you had good times. Peace out. Later." That was it. But later in the day, when Tierney first heard about the Tucson massacre, he...
  • Magnitude-4.2 earthquake rattles Indiana

    12/30/2010 7:19:55 AM PST · by jackv · 7 replies · 10+ views ^ | 12-30-10 | the CNN Wire Staff
    A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck north-central Indiana on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck just before 8 a.m. ET and was three miles deep, according to the USGS. The epicenter was located about 15 miles east-southeast of Kokomo, 15 miles west-southwest from Marion and 50 miles north of Indianapolis.
  • Muslims take to Minnesota State Fair to fix image.

    09/04/2010 11:02:52 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 86 replies
    JPost ^ | 04SEP10 | J.Condon
    Muslim residents hand out "Islam Explained" to fairgoers; want to show people they are "not terrorists." Despite the smells of fried dough and roasted meat wafting from the Minnesota State Fair, Salim and Zuleyha Ozonder were focused on the people who were leaving, not the food or festivities beckoning from across the street. Each time a new wave of people exited, the young Minneapolis residents — who hadn't eaten all day — tried to press into their hands a small, glossy card that read "Islam Explained" on one side. On the other, it had about 180 words of background on...
  • Russian Spies: Mission Acoomplished

    06/30/2010 1:54:27 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/30/10 | Joy Tiz
    Those who are even paying attention to the case of the arrested Russian spies are either all a twitter over the attractive Anna Chapman or snickering about the ineptness of the spy ring for their failure to get any real information of use to the SVR, scion of the KGB. One cartoon calls the Russian spies “quaint”—a throwback to the olden days when America was worthy of foreign invasion. Such dismissals reflect a profound ignorance, either willful or the product of too many years of a government run school system. Hollywood celebutards have long embraced the most brutal of communist...
  • Elin Nordegren Gets $750M, Custody of Kids in Exchange for Silence in Tiger Woods Divorce

    06/30/2010 1:34:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 06/30/2010
    Tiger Woods is banned from letting girlfriends near his kids in a divorce deal netting his ex a record $750 million settlement, The Sun reported Wednesday. The golfer agreed to keep single women away from daughter Sam, three, and son Charlie, one. He can bring a new flame into their lives only if he marries her. In return, former wife Elin Nordegren ,30, gets the biggest payout ever seen in a celebrity divorce. But she can never publicly speak out over his alleged flings with socialite Rachel Uchitel, reality star Jaimee Grubbs, porn queen Joslyn James and up to 17...
  • Mystery Crop Damage Threatens Hundreds Of Acres....

    06/10/2010 12:28:24 PM PDT · by TaraP · 31 replies · 1,161+ views
    Small dots appear to "burn" through leaves Area affected is along Tipton and Shelby County line Farmers afraid they may lose their entire crop (Memphis 6/1/2010) A mystery is unfolding across MidSouth farms. Something is killing crops, trees, even weeds and nobody can explain why. Farmers are scratching their heads and some are worried their crops may be lost to the mysterious plague. It's happening along a large swath of land near the Shelby and Tipton county border along Herring Hill Road and elsewhere near the Mississippi River bottoms. Tiny dots appear to have burned onto leaves of all types...
  • Police: Van der Sloot Confesses to Peru Killing

    06/08/2010 5:40:16 AM PDT · by pinstripes715 · 52 replies · 95+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06/08/2010 | Fox News
    utchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room last week, a police spokesman said. Peru's chief police spokesman, Col. Abel Gamarra, told The Associated Press that Van der Sloot admitted under police questioning Monday that he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores on May 30. According to La Republica newspaper, Van der Sloot told officials he broke Flores' neck in a rage after he discovered she had used his notebook computer without permission and learned he was involved...
  • Placing the blame as students are buried in debt (barf alert)

    06/02/2010 5:42:59 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 35 replies · 926+ views
    New York Slimes via Yahoo ^ | 06/02/10 | jdsteel
    Like many middle-class families, Cortney Munna and her mother began the college selection process with a grim determination. They would do whatever they could to get Cortney into the best possible college, and they maintained a blind faith that the investment would be worth it. Today, however, Ms. Munna, a 26-year-old graduate of New York University, has nearly $100,000 in student loan debt from her four years in college, and affording the full monthly payments would be a struggle. For much of the time since her 2005 graduation, she's been enrolled in night school, which allows her to defer loan...
  • Placing Blame as Students Are Buried in Debt

    06/01/2010 4:44:02 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 103 replies · 1,639+ views
    New York Times via Yahoo News ^ | 06/01/10 | Ron Lieber
    Like many middle-class families, Cortney Munna and her mother began the college selection process with a grim determination. They would do whatever they could to get Cortney into the best possible college, and they maintained a blind faith that the investment would be worth it. Today, however, Ms. Munna, a 26-year-old graduate of New York University, has nearly $100,000 in student loan debt from her four years in college, and affording the full monthly payments would be a struggle. For much of the time since her 2005 graduation, she's been enrolled in night school, which allows her to defer loan...
  • Steyn: We're Too Broke to be This Stupid

    05/30/2010 6:00:24 AM PDT · by GVnana · 36 replies · 1,666+ views
    McLeans via ^ | 5/27/2010 | Mark Steyn
    Beleaguered taxpayers may finally put a stop to the sheer waste of government spending Back in 2008, when I was fulminating against multiculturalism on a more or less weekly basis, a reader wrote to advise me to lighten up, on the grounds that “we’re rich enough to afford to be stupid.” Two years later, we’re a lot less rich. In fact, many Western nations are, in any objective sense, insolvent. Hence last week’s column, on the EU’s decision to toss a trillion dollars into the great sucking maw of Greece’s public-sector kleptocracy. It no longer matters whether you’re intellectually in...
  • Mark Levin Outs Joe McGinniss For Palin

    05/27/2010 8:25:38 AM PDT · by csd · 3 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | May 27, 2010 | No Spin Zone
    It's just bit creepy when someone that is investigating you and intends to write a book about you moves next door. Especially if your name is Todd or Sarah Palin. Surely someone is due a little privacy at home right? Tonight Mark Levin took an extraordinary step on Palin's behalf. Levin called Joe McGinniss the erstwhile writer/investigator/author/creeper and asked for an interview on the phone. When Levin did not receive a return call he did something startling-he gave out the email of Joe McGinniss.
  • My Masai Mr Right: (thread title exceeded length limitation)

    04/03/2010 11:39:57 AM PDT · by valkyry1 · 26 replies · 705+ views
    DAILYMAIL UK ^ | Kathryn Knight
    Like many young women in love, Colette Armand believes she was hit by a coup de foudre when she first saw her future husband. 'The attraction was instant,' she says. 'We had an immediate connection.' Photographs testify to the strength of their bond, showing a beaming young couple clearly delighted by each other's company. That, however, is where the conventional nature of their romance ends. For Colette's intended is a Masai warrior whose home is a mud hut on the vast African plains.
  • US 'may not veto UN resolution on Jerusalem'

    03/28/2010 9:31:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 653+ views
    BBC ^ | --
    The US is considering abstaining from a possible UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlement expansion in East Jerusalem, the BBC has learned. The possibility surfaced at talks in Paris last week between a senior US official and Qatar's foreign minister. The official said the US would "seriously consider abstaining" if the issue of Israeli settlements was put to the vote, a diplomat told the BBC. The US usually blocks Security Council resolutions criticising Israel. But relations between the allies have been severely strained by the announcement of plans to build 1,600 homes in an East Jerusalem settlement during a...

    03/03/2010 12:16:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies · 2,195+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | March 3, 2010 | Staff
    The ultimate fall from grace, a Federal grand jury is about to indict John Edwards, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. In another shocker, close sources say Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth could help send the former presidential candidate to jail!
  • Hazmat crews called to Utah IRS building

    03/01/2010 2:56:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 4 replies · 399+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/1/10 | MIKE STARK
    Hazardous materials crews were called Monday to an Internal Revenue Service building in Utah after a suspicious substance was found. The FBI's Salt Lake City division says it responded to a possible hazardous material threat at the building in Ogden.
  • 'Mass Casualties' in Connecticut Power Plant Blast

    02/07/2010 11:56:07 AM PST · by Ellendra · 18 replies · 1,647+ views
    AOL ^ | 2-7-10 | Michelle Ruiz
    (Feb. 7) -- Authorities said a power plant explosion has killed at least two people and injured 100 in the Hartford, Conn., suburb of Middletown Sunday. "We had an explosion at our new Kleen power plant," said Middletown Police Officer Kevin White. He told AOL News there are "mass casualties." White confirmed at least two people were dead. According to local CBS affiliate, WFSB-TV, 250 are injured. There are reports of people trapped under collapsed parts of the plant.

    08/28/2008 6:14:18 PM PDT · by ShakinItUpHereBoss · 17 replies · 184+ views
  • Lindsay Lohan Busted Again for Cocaine, DUI

    07/24/2007 8:28:48 AM PDT · by stm · 44 replies · 1,164+ views
    Fox News ^ | 24 July 07 | AP
    BEVERLY HILLS, California — Fresh-out-of-rehab starlet Lindsay Lohan was busted on DUI charges early Tuesday for the second time in a matter of months — and cops said they found cocaine in one of her pants pockets. Lohan, 21, was booked on two misdemeanor charges of suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a suspended license and two felony charges of possession of cocaine and transport of a narcotic, said Sgt. Shane Talbot. She was then released on $25,000 bail. Lohan was pulled over near the Santa Monica Police Department after authorities spotted her car chasing...
  • Opus Dei Versus The Da Vinci Code – Opus The Winner?

    05/14/2006 1:45:57 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 51 replies · 2,963+ views
    Ian Paisley dot Org ^ | 6 January 2006 | British Church Newspaper AKA European Institute of Protestant Studies
    DAN Brown’s bestseller, The Da Vinci Code, was first published in 2003. By April 2005 it had sold 17 million copies in 44 languages and it is still selling well, as any traveller by plane, bus or train will confirm. It is a novel of the popular, conspiracy theory type. The central thesis is that “the Church” has covered up the fact that Mary Magdalene married Christ. Christ’s divinity was a myth invented by Roman Emperor Constantine in the 4th century AD and the pair had descendants. Brown suggests that Mary Magdalene’s character was unjustly impugned by “the Church” in...
  • Paisley rejects power sharing

    01/16/2006 2:35:54 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 36 replies · 492+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 January 2006
    NORTHERN Ireland's biggest Protestant party overnight ruled out sharing power with its rival Catholic counterpart, dealing a serious blow to hopes the semi-autonomous government could be restored following disarmament by the IRA. There was "no prospect of an executive including Sinn Fein/IRA for the foreseeable future", Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said, referring to the now officially defunct Catholic paramilitary group and its political wing. "In keeping with our manifesto commitments, the DUP will not countenance an executive in Northern Ireland that is inclusive of those who are not committed to explicitly peaceful and democratic means," he...