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  • A Call to Revolution

    04/04/2014 9:29:55 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/4/14 | Steve Berman
    As a conservative, it’s easy to see how our society has drifted away from its social and moral moorings. The liberals respond to lure of the injustice du jour that must have a response. They fix their eye on the end results: how they want society to look and function. Then they invoke practicality: how to get there? In their morality, unanchored by accountability to anything other than the vision, the means used to achieve the ends are always justified. Those means can be cruel, unjust, one-sided. By their nature, the means seek to disenfranchise those who stand in opposition...
  • Hero to liberals, Soros ends hedgefund career to escape regulations

    07/26/2011 8:39:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Post with Bloomberg ^ | 7/26/11 | Cezary Podkul
    George Soros, the liberal left’s most prominent billionaire donor and activist, is winding down his career as a hedge-fund manager, marking a major milestone in a financial and philanthropic career that spanned four decades. Citing new rules that would have required it to submit to more federal oversight, Soros’s management firm said Tuesday that it plans to close its $25.5 billion funds to outside investors and become a family-only enterprise. The move raised eyebrows in financial circles because Soros was an outspoken advocate for reforming Wall Street in the wake of the financial crisis.
  • Obama ends shuttle era, says he will live to see Man on Mars

    07/08/2011 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/8/11 | Ann Compton
    Barack Obama was eight years old when Neil Armstrong made his “one small step for Man” on the face of the Moon, and now as President, Obama has told NASA: “been there, done that.” Instead of aiming toward creation of a base on the Moon, as envisioned by his predecessor, President Obama wants to target deep space. “We’ve set a goal to let’s ultimately get to Mars. A good pit stop is an asteroid,” the President explained at a townhall meeting this week. “Let’s start stretching the boundaries
  • It's over: Brett Favre deactivated for Vikings' game against Giants

    12/13/2010 3:11:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 53 replies
    am1500 ESPN ^ | Tom Pelissero
    Brett Favre was listed as inactive for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the New York Giants on Monday night -- snapping a legendary run of 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs) that dated to his first NFL start on Sept. 20, 1992. Favre, 41, suffered a sprained sternoclavicular joint near his throwing shoulder on the third play of last weekend's win over Buffalo on a hit from Bills linebacker Arthur Moats. His practice time was extremely limited last week, but as late as Sunday afternoon, Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said he expected Favre to try throwing before the game.
  • White House Meeting Ends in Kind Words but No Deals

    11/30/2010 1:42:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 11/30/10 | Peter Baker & Carl Hulse
    President Obama and Republican Congressional leaders emerged from a high-profile, post-election meeting on Tuesday with gracious words and pledges of cooperation but no concrete agreements on the fiscal and national security issues that divide them. The two sides agreed to conduct negotiations over the next few days in search of a compromise on whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts that expire in a month. “There must be some sensible common ground,” Mr. Obama said. Yet the two sides yielded nothing in their disagreement over whether the cuts should be extended across the board as Republicans insist or exclude income...
  • Immigration Agency Ends Some Deportations

    08/26/2010 7:31:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/26/10 | Julia Preston
    Immigration enforcement officials have started to cancel the deportations of thousands of immigrants they have detained, a policy they said would pare huge case backlogs in the immigration courts. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the new approach was part of a broad shift in priorities at the agency, to focus its efforts on catching and deporting immigrants who have been convicted of crimes or pose a national security threat. The policy — announced in an Aug. 20 memorandum from John Morton, the head of the agency — drew praise from immigrant advocates, who called it a common-sense strategy, and...
  • Gov. Christie ends practice of reserved tickets going to N.J. officials

    06/03/2010 9:26:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1,490+ views
    nj.com ^ | 6/3/10 | Ted Sherman/The Star-Ledger
    TRENTON — For years, the state’s elected officials and others with political connections had a direct pipeline to the hottest concerts and sporting events in New Jersey. Springsteen. U2. BonJovi. It didn’t matter. Commissioners, legislators, judges — even the governor’s office — were able to score scarce or prime seats at public venues without ever going through a ticket scalper. They simply called the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority or the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and asked for house seats. Today, Gov. Chris Christie shut the exclusive ticket window.
  • Barack Obama ends Nasa space race with slow road to Mars

    04/15/2010 10:14:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 762+ views
    times on line ^ | 4/16/10 | Jacqui Goddard in Miami
    President Obama tries to quell dispute over his cuts to manned space exploration with promise of 'leap into the future' President Obama promised a “leap into the future” for Nasa yesterday in a speech designed to quell a growing dispute over his cuts to manned space exploration, and to persuade critics that America will eventually put astronauts on Mars. Despite cancelling Constellation, the $108 billion (more than £69 bn) programme that aimed to get astronauts to the Moon by 2020 and the Red Planet by 2030, he outlined a series of “stepping stone” destinations where Nasa will first seek a...
  • Obama Flashback: “We Need to Rise Above an Ends Justify the Means Mentality”

    03/08/2010 9:58:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 72+ views
    verumserum ^ | 3/8/10 | Morgen
    Naked Emperor News put out the definitive clip on this topic last month, with then Senator Obama and other leading Democrats railing against the so-called “nuclear option” back in 2005. But with Democrats barreling forward with their strategy to pass healthcare reform using reconciliation, I thought another reminder that the President has not always been in favor of naked power grabs couldn’t hurt.
  • Obama Ends Year Tired, Sober

    12/28/2009 11:09:57 PM PST · by nycoem · 50 replies · 1,569+ views
    AP & MiamiHerald ^ | 12/29/09 | AP
    President Barack Obama is ending the year tired - and who could blame him? AP correspondent Julie Pace reports on the multitude of issues that have left the president looking forward to his vacation. (Dec. 29)
  • 'Cash for Clunkers' ends Monday

    08/21/2009 7:20:24 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 65 replies · 1,947+ views
    Triangle Business Journal ^ | August 21, 2009 | by Staff
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Thursday that after a "wildly successful" run, the "Cash for Clunkers" program will end on Monday. “This program has been a lifeline to the automobile industry, jump starting a major sector of the economy and putting people back to work,” LaHood said. “At the same time, we’ve been able to take old, polluting cars off the road and help consumers purchase fuel efficient vehicles.” The CARS program has recorded more than 457,000 dealer transactions worth $1.9 billion in rebates, LaHood said. The program has provided rebates of up to $4,500 when people turned in...
  • America Supports You: Bike Ride Ends with Appeal for Jobs

    10/06/2006 5:26:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 215+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2006 -- Jeff Klare put his bicycle where his heart is Oct. 1, and set out on a 300-mile trip to raise awareness of the need for more corporations to hire workers with disabilities. Eric Madaus, 8, leads Jeff Klare, chief executive officer of Hire Disability Solutions, to the finish of a 300-mile bike ride at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6. Klare began his ride at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to bring attention to the need for more corporations to hire workers with disabilities. Madaus suffers...
  • Firefighting Mission Ends for Army’s Task Force Blaze

    09/04/2006 2:41:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 193+ views
    WINTHROP, Wash., Sep. 3, 2006 -- Task Force Blaze is returning home to Fort Lewis, Wash., today, following a three-week deployment to fight wildfires in the state’s north-central region. Spc. Aldo Gonzalez lights a fire as part of a burnout operation. Gonzalez is one of 550 soldiers making up Task Force Blaze, which deployed to firelines Aug. 17 to assist civilian firefighters with containing the huge Tripod Complex fire near Winthrop, Wash. Gonzalez is an Avenger crew member assigned to 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash. Photo by Patti Bielling  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • Safavian jury ends 1st day of deliberations (juror dismissed, last alternate seated)

    06/14/2006 9:55:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 240+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/06 | Michael J. Sniffen - ap
    WASHINGTON - Jurors in the David Safavian trial completed their first day of deliberations Wednesday without deciding whether the former Bush administration executive covered up assistance he gave Republican influence-peddler Jack Abramoff. The jury of 10 women and two men is weighing charges that while Safavian was the General Services Administration's chief of staff, he obstructed justice and made false statements. He is accused of concealing from GSA ethics officials and Senate investigators how he helped the disgraced lobbyist try to buy or lease two government properties. In the first trial to arise from the Abramoff scandal, the jury deliberated...
  • How U.S. took out top Iraq terrorist (Bomb finished in Tucson ends a two-week chase )

    06/09/2006 8:26:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1,007+ views
    Arizona Daily Star (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ) ^ | Hamza Hendawi and Jim Krane
    BAGHDAD — U.S. and Iraqi forces zeroed in on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi over two weeks, tracking his spiritual adviser to the terrorist leader's doorstep and unleashing the airstrike that included a bomb equipped in Tucson that killed them, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday. The first bomb used in the airstrike was a laser-guided Paveway GBU-12, Lt. Gen. Gary North, the top U.S. air commander in the region, told Reuters. Raytheon makes the bomb's guidance systems in Tucson
  • Transcontinental Bike Ride Honoring 9/11 Airline Crews Ends at Pentagon

    05/09/2006 4:48:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 276+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 9, 2006 – Thirty-three days after pedaling out of Los Angeles, a group of cyclists arrived at the Pentagon today as part of the Airline Ride Across America to honor the 33 airline crewmembers who died during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. A group of cyclists arrives at the Pentagon May 9 as part of the Airline Ride Across America to honor the 33 airline crewmembers who died during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The riders left Los Angeles on April 2. Along the way they raised about $100,000 for 9/11 memorials in...
  • 'Thunder Over Louisville' Ends With Patriotic Bang

    04/23/2006 3:35:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 474+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 23, 2006 – The biggest-ever "Thunder Over Louisville" festival closed out with a bang here last night, as two "Thunderators" with military ties turned the keys to start the world's largest annual fireworks show. The world's largest annual fireworks display wraps up "Thunder Over Louisville" April 22. The day featured the Navy's Blue Angels and dozens of military and vintage aircraft performing demonstrations and flyovers before more than 800,000 people on the banks of the Ohio River. Photo by John D. Banusiewicz   Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Allison Barber, along with World War II veteran Bruce Voges,...
  • Operation Swarmer Ends With All Objectives Met

    03/23/2006 5:11:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 687+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2006 – Operation Swarmer, a combined operation involving Iraqi soldiers and police commandos and coalition forces wrapped up yesterday without any casualties and all of the tactical objectives met, Multinational Force Iraq officials announced today. The mission began with the helicopter transport of about 1,500 Iraqi and coalition soldiers and Iraqi police commandos into a 10-by-10-square-mile area northeast of Samarra on March 16. The initial insertion aircraft and subsequent air security provided by the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade moved the force, made up of units from Iraq's 1st Commando Brigade, 1st Brigade, 4th Army Division, and...
  • Blue Roof program for damaged Katrina homes ends

    03/17/2006 3:34:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 314+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dona Fair
    BATON ROUGE, La. (Army News Service, March 17, 2006) – Another chapter in what has become one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history came to a close as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency closed its Blue Roof program for victims of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. A team of more than 700 engineers and other volunteers from throughout 41 Army Corps of Engineers districts worldwide wrapped up a seven-month mission to provide temporary repairs to both residential and public building roofs damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,...
  • That Other Holocaust, Revisited

    02/02/2006 7:02:36 AM PST · by forty_years · 6 replies · 601+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | February 2, 2006 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Every time I bring up the Holocaust, the same thing happens. Some of the people want Hitler's genocide to be the archetype of a people's suffering, denying others their right to bring similar atrocities to light. Some want to deny it (like current Iranian President Ahmadinejad). Some want to straddle the line or apologize: "There would have been no Hitler if not for the reparation payments put upon Germany after World War I." What are we to do, create a chart ranking peoples' suffering: "mine was worse than yours?" These were all horrors. Calling one a genocide while not allowing...
  • California bank hostage drama ends

    01/26/2006 6:08:47 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 285+ views
    science daily ^ | 1-26-06 | upi staff
    EXETER, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The last of eight hostages being held by a man in an Exeter, Calif., bank was freed unharmed early Thursday after a near 11-hour standoff. The incident began around 5 p.m. Wednesday when a man with a handgun entered the bank as it was closing and demanded money. When he realized the alarm had been triggered, he took eight customers and staff hostage, CBS reported.
  • Military Prepares for Transfer; Search Ends for Missing UAV

    01/06/2006 4:25:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 297+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2006 – Two Army divisions are preparing for a transfer of responsibility in Baghdad tomorrow, and the search for an unmanned aerial vehicle near Mosul has been suspended, military officials said. The 3rd Infantry Division will turn over authority for Multinational Division Baghdad to the 4th Infantry Division. Army Maj. Gen. William Webster Jr., 3rd ID commander, will case the "Marne" Division's colors during the transfer ceremony, and Maj. Gen. J.D. Thurman, 4th ID commander, will uncase the "Ironhorse" Division's colors. In other news, the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team has suspended its search for a Raven...
  • One Iraq Operation Ends, Another in Final Stages

    12/03/2005 8:40:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 415+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2005 – Operation Shank wrapped up today, officials in Iraq announced. The operation, conducted in central and southern Ramadi, was the fifth in a series by the Iraqi army and coalition forces engaged in combined clearing operations to disrupt terrorism and set conditions for a successful Dec. 15 election in the provincial capital of Anbar. Shank primarily involved targeted raids conducted by Iraqi soldiers and U.S. forces against terrorist safe houses in the area. The raids resulted in the detention of four suspected members of al Qaeda in Iraq, who were held for questioning. About 200 Iraqi...
  • FEMA asks Louisiana for $3.7 billion (& ends $2,000 aid program, angering Rita victims)

    11/04/2005 9:02:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,047+ views
    2 The Avocate & KATC ^ | 11/04/05 | BRETT TROXLER
    FEMA asks Louisiana for $3.7 billion By BRETT TROXLER btroxler@wbrz.com 2theadvocate.com staff From a report by News 2's Tony Jones tjones@wbrz.com The federal government is asking Louisiana to come up with more than $3.7 billion. According to FEMA, the amount is a down payment for what the state owes for its share of hurricane relief. Denise Bottcher, a spokeswoman for Gov. Kathleen Blanco, said the state just can't come up with that kind of money. Bottcher said when members of the governor's staff first heard the request, they "just about fell over." Louisiana is already facing a $1 billion budget...
  • USS Camden Ends 38-plus Years of Navy Service

    10/05/2005 5:45:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 631+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 5, 2005 | Fred Miles Watson
    BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- The fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) was decommissioned Sept. 29 at Pier Delta at Naval Base Kitsap, ending 38 years of naval service. More than 300 people attended the pierside ceremony held under a large ceremonial tent due to inclement weather conditions. Capt. Kenneth Norton, the ship's commanding officer, welcomed the audience that also included more than a half dozen former Camden commanding officers and approximately 100 former crew members who served aboard throughout the ship's career. "Today we are not only going to honor the decommissioning of the USS Camden, but we...
  • Former POW ends sortie after 40-year detour (Grab Tissues Now!)

    09/23/2005 7:12:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 1,012+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 23, 2005 | 1st Lt. Gerardo Gonzalez
    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFPN) -- Retired Maj. Wesley Schierman finally landed his last sortie with the 67th Fighter Squadron here Sept. 19 after a 40-year detour. Originally, he began his flight as a captain with the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron during the Vietnam War flying an F-105 Thunderchief out of Korat Air Base, Thailand. But while leading a formation of four aircraft Aug. 25, 1965, on a mission to attack a military barracks near Hanoi, something happened. His gun jammed. He bailed out. He became a prisoner of war. "I was captured within an hour of ejecting from the...
  • 3/2 ends deployment in Al Qa’im, returns to U.S.

    09/20/2005 10:14:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    AL QA’IM, Iraq (Sept. 20, 2005) -- In February, the Marines and sailors of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team-2 deployed to the relatively lawless area of Iraq, Al Qa’im, about 20 miles from the Iraqi-Syrian border. Seven months and three major operations later, the Marines and Sailors of Task Force 3/2 celebrated the accomplishments of their deployment and their return home to the United States. Lt. Col. Tim Mundy, the commanding officer of 3/2, explained his battalion’s mission here in Western Iraq. “Our mission was to disrupt and interdict insurgent activity out here in the west. We...
  • Soros-Backed Activist Group Disbands as Interest Fades

    08/02/2005 10:58:26 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 91 replies · 2,855+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, August 3, 2005 | Thomas B. Edsall
    A year ago, the liberal group America Coming Together was on the cutting edge of national politics, spending tens of millions of dollars on a massive voter-mobilization project in every presidential battleground state. The dream was that ACT -- heavily funded by billionaire George Soros -- would play a decisive role in getting Democratic nominee John F. Kerry elected president and then remain in business as a permanent force in liberal politics. Steve Rosenthal, who launched America Coming Together to mobilize voters for Democrat John F. Kerry, said maintaining momentum after the election proved to be harder than expected. Billionaire...
  • CA: Petaluma Marine ends fight - Teen accepts graduation rules, to wear cap, gown over uniform

    06/03/2005 9:42:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,796+ views
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | 6/3/05 | Rayne Wolff
    New Marine Steven Kiernan has agreed to accept school rules governing graduation next week at Petaluma High School, ending a dispute that brought hundreds of angry calls, letters and e-mails to Principal Mike Simpson. Kiernan, 17, who graduated Wednesday from Marine boot camp in San Diego, will wear a cap and gown over his Marine dress blues at the high school's commencement June 11. The teen completed high school requirements early to attend boot camp, and his family had sought to forego the cap and gown so he could walk at graduation in uniform. But Kiernan said his respect for...
  • Excavation Of Ancient Desert Tombs Ends, Riddles Waiting For Answers (Urumchi)

    05/22/2005 11:08:59 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 525+ views
    Xinhuanet/China View ^ | 3-20-2005 | Xinhuanet
    Excavation of ancient desert tombs ends, riddles waiting to answer www.chinaview.cn 2005-03-20 15:33:59 URUMQI, March 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese archaeologists finished the excavation of an ancient tomb complex in the Lop Nur Desert, northwest China, but researchers say the finds are puzzling and need more time to be understood. By mid March, archaeologists in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region unearthed 163 tombs of the Xiaohe Tomb complex, which sprawls on a 2,500-square-meter oval-shaped dune, 174 km from the ruins of the Loulan Kingdom, an ancient civilization that vanished 1,500 years ago. The complex contains about 330 tombs, but about 160 of...
  • Three-day gunbattle ends in Saudi Arabia

    04/05/2005 3:19:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 475+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/5/05 | Adnan Malik - AP
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Security forces seized a walled compound Tuesday where Islamic militants had been barricaded for days, ending the kingdom's largest gunbattle with armed extremists. At least 14 of the militants were killed, including top leaders of the Saudi branch of al-Qaida, state television said. Six others were captured in the three days of fierce firefights in the desert town of Rass, state TV said, citing security officials after the battle was over. For nearly 48 hours, the gunmen had been holed up in the villa compound about 220 miles northwest of the capital Riyadh and near...
  • CA: Senior's bridge stroll ends with stitches, hospital visit

    03/30/2005 1:40:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 844+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/30/05 | AP - Vallejo
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - When Melvin Ainsworth went for his routine stroll on the Carquinez Bridge, the last thing he expected was to end up with six stitches above his left eye, a swollen lip and a sprained wrist. Without warning, a Vallejo police officer tackled the 77-year-old Crockett man from behind on Saturday morning, he says. "They ruined my 227th trip across the bridge," Ainsworth said. "The second half of the trip, I rode in an ambulance." Ainsworth later learned that a tipster called police to report that a man in his 20s or 30s wearing a San Francisco...
  • Calif. judge ends cash limit for campaigns

    03/25/2005 9:46:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 277+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/25/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A judge cleared the way for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to raise unlimited cash to promote his agenda to voters, ruling Friday that the state's political watchdog improperly limited donations for ballot measures. The ruling overturned a regulation that would have restricted Schwarzenegger's efforts to raise $50 million for a package of constitutional amendments he wants to put before voters in the fall. Schwarzenegger and political allies sued the Fair Political Practices Commission earlier this month to overturn the limits on contributions to ballot measure committees controlled by a candidate. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang...
  • Beer-Bottle Attack Ends Up Saving Woman

    02/09/2005 2:11:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 594+ views
    Newsday ^ | February 9, 2005 | AP
    NAPLES, Fla. -- A blow to the head with a beer bottle may have saved Sally Hampton's life. While doctors were examining her after the barroom attack, they discovered a brain tumor that could have killed her. The tumor was removed, and Hampton, 64, is fully recovered.
  • As (President) Bush Ends Money Drive, Kerry Goes On

    04/09/2004 10:15:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 158+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/10/04 | Glen Justice
    WASHINGTON, April 9 — President Bush held his last planned fund-raising event for his re-election campaign on Monday, having collected almost twice as much money as he did in 2000. By contrast, Senator John Kerry pushed ahead with what will be one of the busiest fund-raising months of his campaign. He is still personally calling donors and attending major events in a dozen cities this month as he seeks to compete with the president's expansive financial network. Mr. Bush's aides said they saw no need to continue major events because they had met their long-held goal, and had always planned...
  • Mars Spirit Rover Ends Primary Mission

    04/05/2004 7:35:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 274+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/5/04 | Andrew Bridges - AP
    PASADENA, Calif. - NASA (news - web sites)'s Spirit rover wrapped up its primary mission to Mars on Monday as it continued to roll across the planet's surface on an extended tour that could last through September. The unmanned robot, marking its 90th full day on Mars, had accomplished all of the tasks NASA considered essential to declare the joint mission a success. Its twin rover, Opportunity, was getting close to achieving the same. "Spirit has completed its part of the bargain, and Opportunity doesn't have much left to do," said Mark Adler, manager of the $820 million mission. The...
  • US Ends Foreigner Registration Program

    12/01/2003 3:26:50 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 233+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 12-01-2003 | Suzanne Gamboa
    U.S. Ends Foreigner Registration Program By SUZANNE GAMBOA, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The government is scrapping a rule imposed after the Sept. 11 attacks that required men and boys from countries with suspected links to terrorism to register multiple times with U.S. officials. The rule forced tens of thousands of Middle Easterners and others visiting America to provide personal information to government officials. Asa Hutchinson, the Homeland Security Department's undersecretary for border and transportation security, said a new registration system that will apply to more foreigners will be in place next month, making the current program unnecessary. The program...
  • Bob Graham Ends Presidential Campaign

    10/06/2003 7:29:03 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 164+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10-7-2003 | Nedra Pickler
    Bob Graham Ends Presidential Campaign Tuesday October 7, 2003 3:01 AM By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Bob Graham, a political veteran whose low-key style failed to gain traction in the crowded Democratic presidential race, said Monday night he was ending his campaign. ``I'm leaving because I have made the judgment that I can not be elected president of the United States,'' Graham said in announcing his exit from the race on CNN's ``Larry King Live.'' He said he was not successful because he started his campaign too late and had trouble raising money.
  • Abbas ends talks with militant groups

    08/19/2003 8:31:37 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 20 replies · 186+ views
    CNN.com ^ | August 19, 2003 | Jerrold Kessel, Andrea Koppel and Michael Holmes
    <p>JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas announced late Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority was ending all talks with representatives of the militant groups Islamic Jihad and Hamas, both of which claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 18 and injured more than 130.</p>
  • Sharpshooter ends hostage drama

    08/15/2003 2:14:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,101+ views
    philstar ^ | 8.14.03 | Non Alquitran
    A drug addict was shot dead yesterday by a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) sharpshooter when he refused to surrender and release a 12-year-old girl during a two-hour hostage drama in Marikina City. "It was a judgment call," said Senior Superintendent Felipe Rojas Jr., Marikina City police chief, in defending the SWAT team involved in taking down the suspect, identified only as Garry Boy. He said his men acted swiftly so as not to suffer the same fate of several Pasay City policemen who were charged in court for bungling a hostage-taking incident at a bus terminal last year. Rojas...
  • Slow-speed pursuit in Reno ends in arrest of man on bar stool

    08/14/2003 1:19:30 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 362+ views
    canada.com ^ | 8.13.03 | canadian press
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - Police pulled over a man on a bar stool - after a slow speed pursuit on one of Reno's busier streets. It started Monday when an officer saw a man riding the motorized bar stool at 35 mph. He was being followed closely by a woman in a Mustang. Both driver and rider were pulled over. The woman told police she had been on the phone with a dispatcher reporting the bar stool stolen. The owner of the bar stool confirmed that the stool, powered by a small engine, had been taken three weeks earlier. Jarrett...
  • Testimony ends in Marine's attempted-murder hearing - Defense argues grenade attack a 'bad joke'

    08/05/2003 8:29:54 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 345+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 08/05/03 | Liz Neely
    Chief Warrant Officer Larry A. Framness was trying to play a joke on a fellow U.S. Marine when he threw a grenade at him while both were in Kuwait on war duty, Framness' attorney said yesterday at a military hearing. Framness, 36, is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, dereliction of duty, adultery and other charges. Prosecutors say Framness and his mistress, Wendy M. Glass, plotted to kill her husband, Chief Warrant Officer James H. Glass, so the two lovers could cash in a $350,000 life insurance policy. Although the case involves personnel based at Marine Corps Air...
  • Bloodshed Ends US Honeymoon (Iraq)

    06/10/2003 6:51:43 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 322+ views
    The Telegraph UK) ^ | 6-11-2003 | Jack Fairweather
    Bloodshed ends US honeymoon By Jack Fairweather in central Iraq (Filed: 11/06/2003) Hundreds of bullet casings litter the ground where an American soldier was killed and two wounded in Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's home town, in one of an increasingly regular series of attacks against coalition forces. US troops from the 3rd Infantry division patrol Falluja A barrage of American fire failed to stop two Iraqi men armed with rocket-propelled grenades and AK-47s dashing from a car and firing into the US compound. Gaping holes in the front of the American headquarters mark where the RPG rounds struck just below the...
  • Aqaba Summit Ends

    06/04/2003 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 126+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | June 4, 2003 | staff
    The Aqaba Summit - Sharon, Bush, Abdullah, Abbas - has ended, bringing hope to some, and trepidation to others that once again Israel will pay a heavy price in exchange for nothing. "Today may very well be registered in history as the 'naqba' - the day of catastrophe - for Israel," said MK Dr. Aryeh Eldad (National Union). Following morning meetings between Sharon/Bush, Sharon/Abdullah, and Bush/Abbas, the leaders of the three main parties to the current diplomatic process - Bush, Sharon, and Abbas - sat together for the actual summit meeting. Afterwards, each of them delivered their "historic" declarations. Hamas...
  • Condit's career ends, not as he planned

    12/22/2002 8:39:58 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 29 replies · 237+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 12/22/02 | Mike Doyle
    WASHINGTON -- Until May 2001, Gary Condit had been quietly preparing for something bigger than the U.S. House of Representatives. What it would be was not exactly clear, but statewide influence, if not statewide office, was his clear fancy as he took steps such as establishing a California political-action committee. Now the 54-year-old Ceres Democrat is all but out of influence. And come Jan. 7, he will be out of Congress -- forced out by a vote of the people. His constituents, colleagues and friends are left wondering what went wrong. And they are wondering what will be remembered of...
  • Hostage Crisis Ends At Spanish School

    11/18/2002 2:56:07 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 244+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11-18-2002
    Hostage crisis ends at Spanish school Police have captured an armed man who had taken 25 children hostage at a school near Barcelona. None of the students were hurt. The man had released 21 of the 25 captives in two groups, and about 45 minutes later the government said he had been detained. It is not known if police stormed the school or the assailant surrendered. Sixteen were released about two hours after the hostage-taking began in Hospitalet de Llobregat. Shortly afterwards, another five students were freed. Spanish Interior Minister Angel Acebes, speaking in the central city of Guadalajara, confirmed...
  • Catholic Action Item on Making Partial Birth Abortion Ban the Law of the Land

    07/28/2002 7:07:38 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 18 replies · 309+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | J+M+J 27 July A.D. 2002 | Tom Allen
    Dear Friends, On Wednesday the House of Representatives passed the 2002 Partial Birth Abortion Ban with a record number of Democrats joining in. The 274 to 151 vote, with 65 Democrats breaking ranks to support the ban, shifts the onus to the Democrat-controlled Senate, where pro-life forces face a major obstacle. We need to make our voices heard if this crucial legislation is finally going to pass and so we are asking for your help. I urge you to rally your friends and family to lobby the Senate to pass the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. The White House said in...