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  • Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Says Mission Could Be Extended

    01/20/2015 10:46:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/20/20 | Staff
    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he could recommend extending the mission and maintaining U.S. troops in the country, Army Times reports. “I’m taking a look and assessing every day based on the enemy situation, based on how much we’re getting done with the Afghans, how they’re progressing on their lines of effort, how the [Train, Advise and Assist mission] is going, how the government’s coming along, [and] if we can really get after the objectives that we set,” said Gen. John Campbell, commander of the Resolute Support mission, during an interview Jan. 15 with Army Times. There are...
  • Obama vows to use executive action on immigratio​n before new GOP Congress sworn in

    11/09/2014 9:29:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    President Obama said Sunday that he plans to proceed with an executive order to ease immigration laws before the end of the year, despite dire warnings from Republican leaders that it will damage his relationship with the new GOP-run Congress. Mr. Obama said that he’s waited a year for the Republican-run House to act on the bipartisan immigration bill passed by the Democrat-run Senate, and he can’t wait any longer to address the country’s immigration problems. “I’d prefer and still prefer to see it done through Congress. But every day that I wait, we’re misallocating resources, we’re deporting people that...
  • Feinstein Wants Obama to Pull a Clinton on Firearm Importation

    03/22/2014 10:25:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | March 21, 2014
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), sponsor of the federal "assault weapon" and "large" magazine "ban" of 1994-2004, is asking President Barack Obama to direct the BATFE to reinterpret a provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 to prohibit the importation of various semi-automatic firearms and their parts. In a letter to Obama, the text of which was included in an article published by the Daily Caller on Thursday, Feinstein said that, "at a minimum," the BATFE should: prohibit importation of all semiautomatic rifles that can accept, or be readily converted to accept, a large capacity ammunition magazine of more...
  • Ted Cruz Is Winning: Like it or not, it's his party now

    02/15/2014 8:38:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 14, 2014 | David Harsanyi, senior editor
    These days, it’s popular to claim that Senator Ted Cruz is only looking out for himself. And this is undoubtedly true. Much in the same way John McCain is only looking out for himself and Chuck Schumer is only looking out for himself, and every millionaire Senator looking to hold on to his or her seat in perpetuity is looking out for #1. Cruz just happens to be better at it. Take the kerfuffle over the debt-ceiling vote. When Mitch McConnell met with Senate Republicans colleagues this week, he proposed that they allow a vote on the House debt limit...
  • “Vindictive” Park Service Inflicting Maximum Pain During Shutdown

    10/10/2013 9:35:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | October 9, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    Aggressive actions and double standards used by the National Park Service are vindictive and designed to inflict maximum inconvenience and fear among visitors, say Republican lawmakers whose efforts to reopen the parks are gridlocked by Senate Democrats. World War II veterans were blocked by barricades and armed guards from paying tribute at their memorial last week. However, the national mall where the memorial is located was opened Tuesday to allow hundreds of illegal immigrants to stage a protest demanding amnesty. ... the administration has closed the Mall and memorials to some groups and not others, giving preferential treatment under the...
  • Novel imagines Sarah Palin presidency ("Christian Nation")

    07/03/2013 11:52:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 3, 2013 | Patrick Gavin
    The McCain/Palin ticket lost in 2008, right? Fiction can change that. ”Christian Nation” is a new novel from lawyer Fred Rich that wonders what would happen if the Republican ticket won in 2008. But Rich goes even further than that, plotting a would-be Palin presidency after McCain passes away in the novel. And although it’s fiction, Rich is dead serious about what a Palin presidency would mean for the country. As the title suggest, Rich is concerned about how religious extremists on the right could upend society. “If somebody like Sarah Palin, who holds so firmly to this conviction that...
  • Mark Levin: Lindsey Graham is the Arlen Specter of South Carolina

    03/10/2013 2:23:49 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 89 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin tells his millions of listeners that Sen. Lindsey Graham is the Arlen Specter of South Carolina. Mark declares that he's had enough of him and that he's going to take an active interest in his 2014 U.S Senate primary. Click the excerpt link for this excellent YouTube clip and please share it with your friends especially if they're in the great state of South Carolina.
  • Judge extends early voting in central Florida following lawsuits

    11/04/2012 9:42:57 PM PST · by voveo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 4th, 2012 | Fox News
    A judge has ordered an early-voting site in central Florida to stay open an additional four hours Sunday, following lawsuits filed by the state Democratic party. The judge ordered the polling site in Orange County to extend its hours because it was shut down Saturday while authorities investigated a suspicious package. Bill Cowles, the county’s elections supervisor, said voters who are showing up Sunday are being asked to use a provisional ballot because they can be found should the order be overturned, per Florida law. The Florida Democratic Party filed separate lawsuits to get four counties to offer more time...
  • Father of Slain Former SEAL, New Report, Raise Questions About Response to Benghazi Attack

    10/26/2012 12:06:59 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/26/2012 | Jake Tapper
    Charles Woods, the grieving father of one of the security officials killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya – former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods – called into conservative media outlets this week, offering some unflattering descriptions of his interactions with the president and top officials of his administration.
  • President Obama and Mitt Romney must deliver to crucial undecided voters in Wednesday's debate

    09/30/2012 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/29/12 | Thomas DeFrank
    WASHINGTON — With a handful of genuinely undecided voters holding sway in a tight race, Wednesday’s Denver debate will likely determine the next President. One way or another, debates are almost always decisive. Just ask Texas Gov. Rick (Oops) Perry — who couldn’t remember a cabinet agency he’d shut down in this year’s GOP primaries — or veterans of Gerald R. Ford’s 1976 campaign. At the second debate, in San Francisco, Ford made a lethal unforced error, declaring, “I don’t believe that the Poles consider themselves dominated by the Soviet Union.” The first question asked at a postdebate press conference...
  • Obama's (Un)American Auto Bailout (Government Motors)

    09/04/2012 7:51:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 5, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cue "Fanfare for the Common Man" and rev up the Government Motors engines. Wednesday is Great American Auto Bailout Day at the Democratic National Convention. Party propagandists have prepared a prime-time-ready film touting the "rescue's" benefits for American workers. UAW President Bob King will sing the savior-in-chief's praises. But like all of the economic success stories manufactured by the White House, the $85 billion government handout is a big fat farce. "I said I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back," Obama bragged on...
  • Al-Qaeda’s Online Forums Go Dark For Extended Period

    Al-Qaeda’s main Web forums have been offline for the past 11 days in what experts say is the longest sustained outage of the sites since they began operating eight years ago. No one has publicly claimed responsibility for disabling the sites, but the breadth and the duration of the outages have prompted some experts to conclude the forums have been taken down in a cyberattack — launched perhaps by a government, government-backed organization or hacking group. The first Web site, Shumukh al-Islam, a primary source for al-Qaeda videos and messages, went down on March 22, and since then four others...
  • Destroy all churches : Obama silent while Saudi grand mufti targets Christianity

    03/18/2012 6:36:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 03/18/2012
    If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief. But when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening. On March 12, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The ruling came in response...
  • U-boats may be on navy's shopping list (new subs for Australia)

    12/28/2011 7:39:23 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Canberra Times ^ | 29 Dec, 2011 | DAVID ELLERY
    U-boats may be on navy's shopping list BY DAVID ELLERY DEFENCE REPORTER 29 Dec, 2011 01:00 AM Australia's ''future submarine'' could be a super U-boat built by a German company that made many of the submarines that nearly brought Britain to its knees in World War II. HDW has released details of a concept design, designated the Type 216, for a long-range conventional submarine. Experts say the design, based on the successful Type 214, is specifically targeted at Sea 1000 - Defence's future submarine program. Rex Patrick, a former submariner and the director of Acoustic Force, said yesterday the information...
  • The Pseudo-Scientists are back for another round of propaganda

    12/02/2011 12:46:04 PM PST · by publius321 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.tableofwisdom.com ^ | November 27, 2011 | Scott Anderson
    They come out from under their rocks every time we have a few tornados and never miss an opening when it comes to exploiting popular ignorance. An AP column last Friday titled Science panel: Get ready for extreme weather opened by asserting – “Think of the Texas drought, floods in Thailand and Russia's devastating heat waves as coming attractions in a warming world. That is the warning from top international climate scientists and disaster experts after meeting in Africa.” And of course their thesis is that this weather is the fault of mankind. They fail to mention that for the...
  • On the brink: Tremors increase at Anak Krakatau to 5,000 a day

    10/22/2011 8:07:21 PM PDT · by Errant · 60 replies
    The Extinction Protocol ^ | 22 October, 2011 | N/A
    SUMATRA, Indonesia –Several earthquakes have struck near south Sumatra of the 5.0 and 5.1 magnitude range today- making a tense situation on the volcanically-dotted archipelago potentially even more volatile. The Anak Krakatau volcano is showing signs of increased seismic activity. Authorities fear the volcano is building towards an eruption that could dwarf the one which occurred in 2007. Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disasters Mitigation Center reported the numbers of seismic tremors now registering from the volcano have exceeded 5,000 a day. There are also reports of a gaseous mist which has seeped from the volcano and have enshrouded it in...
  • Memo to Occupy Wall Street: Obama's Present & Former WH Chief Of Staff Were Once Big Bankers

    10/06/2011 3:22:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    10/6/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Here is a memo/wake-up call to Occupy Wall Street: 1.) Obama's former White House COS Rham Emanuel: Did not have an MBA or prior banking experience, yet made $16.2 million dollars as a banker according to Wikipedia. New White House COS Daley: former big banker. 2.) Obama supported the TARP bill. 3.) Obama promised that his administration would be bereft of corporate lobbyists; yet at least 16 former lobbyists of some super-sized corporations apparently were hiding at the back entrance to the White House, because as soon as Obama took office they slipped into his administration. 4.) Obama received boatloads...
  • Appeals Court Dismisses Virginia's Challenge to ObamaCare

    09/08/2011 9:39:54 AM PDT · by rightistight · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/11 | Fox News
    Appeals Court Dismisses Virginia's Challenge to ObamaCare
  • Meltdown occurred at Fukushima No. 1 reactor 16 hrs after March 11 quake

    05/15/2011 6:47:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Kydodo News ^ | 05/15/11
    Meltdown occurred at Fukushima No. 1 reactor 16 hrs after March 11 quake TOKYO, May 15, Kyodo A nuclear fuel meltdown at the No. 1 reactor of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi power plant is believed to have occurred around 16 hours after the March 11 quake and tsunami crippled the complex in northeastern Japan, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday.
  • Collection of Responses to Ryan and Heritage Budget Plan: "It's full of BS"

    04/15/2011 9:21:45 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 7 replies · 1+ views
    JerseyHighlander, MasterExcerpter
    <p>BS. Which here is short for Baseline Scenarios.Which could also refer to the book "On Bullshit", by Harry G Frankfurt, published by Princeton University Press.</p> <p>At first blush, Paul Ryan's Budget Plan made no sense to me, I didn't have time to read through it all, but now that the econ/finance blogosphere and financial sector media have gotten time to dissect and digest the plan, it's becoming increasingly clear that Paul Ryan has been extremely extremely disingenuous in regards to his budget proposal. I'm going to post a collection of links and excerpt some of them, you'll need to invest some time to digest this because it swings from economics professors, to global macro analysts, to finance guys, to financial journalists... etc.</p>
  • Navy personnel begin training on refurbished Admiral Gorshkov

    04/14/2011 8:15:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Navy personnel begin training on refurbished Admiral Gorshkov With the Navy set to induct aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov by 2012, the first batch of Navy personnel have begun training on the refurbished vessel in St. Petersburg, Russia. "The first group of 152 sailors and officers have started their training on-board INS Vikramaditya in Russia. The training comprises four months of theory and almost a similar period of practical exercises on the ship," naval spokesperson told PTI here on Thursday. The group comprises sailors and officers from technical branches of the Navy who will train on the Gorshkov christened as INS...
  • Watch-list suspects raise alert at border

    03/29/2011 2:38:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 28, 2011 | Stewart M. Powell
    WASHINGTON — Nearly 900 "special interest aliens" from 35 nations with suspected ties to terrorism have been apprehended along the border between Texas and California over the past 17 months, the Lone Star State being the land route of choice, according to a Border Patrol report obtained by the Chronicle. The arrests include the high-profile case of former Montreal imam Said Jaziri, a native of the watch-list country of Tunisia, who was arrested for unlawful entry by the U.S. Border Patrol near San Diego in January. ..."There are a lot of people crossing the border who came from scary parts...
  • Obama’s Bundlers & Friends on front lines of Cairo protests

    02/03/2011 1:05:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    cfp ^ | 2/3/11 | Judi McLeod
    Took less than a month for former Huffington Post CEO Betsy Morgan and Managing Editor Scott Baker to go huffing and puffing all over The Blaze. The Blaze, now cutting a break for Code Pink in Cairo, should check in with writers Andrea Shea King and Kristinn Taylor who got it right (no pun intended). Is it HuffPo at the helm that is portraying Code Pink rabble rousers as Obama enemies? Note to Glenn Beck: Code Pink is not Global Citizen Barry Soetoro’s enemy. They are right up his wazoo. Big time.
  • Russian Air Force to receive Ka-52 helicopters

    01/02/2011 11:12:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 02/01/2011
    Russian Air Force to receive Ka-52 helicopters The Russia's Defense Ministry plans to start procuring Ka-52 Alligator helicopters for the national Air Force in 2011, ministry's official spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Sunday. The Ka-52 is a modification of the basic Ka-50 Hokum model, it is armed with 30-mm cannon, Vikhr (Whirlwind) laser guided missiles, rockets, including S-24s, as well as bombs. The helicopter is also equipped with two radars, one for ground and one for aerial targets and a Samshite nighttime-daytime thermal sighting system. The development of the Ka-52 started in 1994 in Russia, but its serial production...
  • Judge Rules Pro-Abortion ObamaCare Law Unconstitutional

    12/13/2010 10:07:26 AM PST · by julieee · 13 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 13, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Judge Rules Pro-Abortion ObamaCare Law Unconstitutional Richmond, VA -- A federal judge issued a ruling today on a Virginia lawsuit against the ObamaCare health care law that allows abortion funding and he said the program is unconstitutional in part. http://LifeNews.com/state-5735
  • The Tea Party goes to London

    10/18/2010 4:38:41 PM PDT · by Lopedvega · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 9/10/10 | karoli
    In February of this year, Brendan Steinhauser of FreedomWorks posted his thoughts on the tea party movement's past, present and future. Part of his post concerned the 'mainstreaming' of what was formerly presented as a populist movement. The third rail of his 'vision' for FreedomWorks was this:
  • 40 Days for Life Celebrates Maryland Abortion Facility Closure

    09/29/2010 1:19:36 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 29, 2010 | Commentary by Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life
    Wednesday September 29, 2010 40 Days for Life Celebrates Maryland Abortion Facility Closure Commentary by Shawn Carney, 40 Days for LifeSeptember 29, 2010 (40DaysforLife.com) - “It’s official!” reads the message from Michael, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator in Severna Park, Maryland.“We have confirmed that Gynecare is closed,” he wrote, “and will not reopen its doors. The office suite that Gynecare has operated in for years is already listed for rent, and we have confirmed with the listing agent that the current tenant will be completely out of the office soon!”For the seventh time now, the Lord has...
  • House hopeful Jeff Perry(MA-10) calls Sarah Palin an ‘entertainer’(Romney at work)

    09/21/2010 6:54:02 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 49 replies
    Boston Herald via AP ^ | 9/21/10 | AP
    NEWTON - The Republican vying for the only open congressional seat in Massachusetts says former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is "an entertainer" and he would decline any offer from her to campaign on his behalf.
  • Jimmy Dimora's indictment caps the crumbling of his classic Democratic political machine

    09/15/2010 10:33:47 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 6 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 15, 2010 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As fast as Jimmy Dimora built a political machine to rule Cuyahoga County, his machine's collapse came even faster. When federal agents raided Dimora's house and office in July 2008, citizens got their first glimpse at a corruption probe that over the next 26 months would tear apart county government.
  • Jimmy Dimora taken from home in handcuffs

    09/15/2010 5:02:53 AM PDT · by neefer · 20 replies
    WEWS ^ | 9/15/2010 | WEWS News Staff
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Complete County Corruption Investigation Four FBI agents have entered the house of County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora Wednesday morning and took him away in handcuffs. NewsChannel5 saw the agents enter his Independence home and drive him away in handcuffs. The agents arrived in two vehicles and knocked on the door for a few minutes before someone eventually answered. The agents then entered the home, and left with Dimora in handcuffs. FBI spokesman Scott Wilson confirmed that they are making arrests this morning, but did not confirm if Dimora was arrested. Dimora is considered to be the top target...
  • O'Donnell Pulls Ahead of Castle in Delaware Senate Primary Poll

    09/13/2010 1:27:38 PM PDT · by topher · 101 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 13, 2010
    Tea Party-backed candidate Christine O'Donnell has taken the lead over Rep. Mike Castle in the bare-knuckle race for the Republican Senate nomination in Delaware, according to a new poll. The survey released by Public Policy Polling shows the race within the margin of error. O'Donnell leads Castle 47-44 percent. The surge comes just at the right time for O'Donnell, with Delaware's primary set for Tuesday along with contests in six other states. The Republican establishment in Delaware has engaged in a tough and personal battle with O'Donnell, criticizing her history of financial troubles while O'Donnell has described Castle as too...
  • FreedomWorks Says Thanks But No Thanks To Christine O'Donnell

    09/13/2010 9:29:15 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 55 replies
    TPM ^ | 13 SEPTEMBER 2010 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Leaders of the influential FreedomWorks group -- one the largest and most powerful tea party forces in the country -- publicly distanced themselves from the latest tea party political star, Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, at a breakfast with reporters this morning. "We stay out of that race because we're not convinced O'Donnell can win," FreedomWorks president and CEO Matt Kibbe said at the Christian Science Monitor-sponsored event. FreedomWorks chair Dick Armey shared the ambivalence toward O'Donnell, who's sparked a kind of GOP breakdown with her fast-rising candidacy against party stalwart Mike Castle, who most view as a shoo-in for...
  • Poll: Nevada Voters Now Leaning Toward Reid (vs Sharron Angle)

    07/28/2010 4:55:14 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    KVVU ^ | UPDATED: 10:19 am PDT July 28, 2010
    Both Candidates Viewed As Extreme, Poll Finds LAS VEGAS -- Incumbent Democratic Sen. Harry Reid has jumped ahead of GOP challenger Sharron Angle for the first time in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll. The poll, released Wednesday, showed 45 percent of likely voters favored Reid, while 43 percent supported Angle. Seven percent favored another candidate, and 4 percent were undecided. Rasmussen Reports said the results show Nevada is leaning Democratic heading into the November election. Two weeks ago, a similar poll found Angle ahead of Reid 46 percent to 43 percent. Once considered a goner by many political analysts, Reid...
  • China's new generation picky about factory jobs

    03/13/2010 12:38:58 PM PST · by Kozel89 · 20 replies · 934+ views
    AP ^ | March 13, 2010 | WILLIAM FOREMAN
    American David Levy, who runs a factory making electric cables in Dongguan, has witnessed the generational shift in China's work force. He described the first waves of migrants, who planned to send most of their money home and eventually return to their village to build a house. "Fifteen years ago, the expectation was: a place to work, a salary and then they didn't care much about anything else. Life was just going to suck for a couple of years," he said. Photos of his factory workers from five years ago document the generational change. None show workers with the wild...
  • Should Obamacare Health Plan pass without Stupak Life guarantee?

    03/12/2010 8:54:03 AM PST · by Kfobbs · 16 replies · 646+ views
    Ann Arbor Examiner ^ | March 12, 2010 | Kevin Fobbs
    One of our noblest Founding Fathers, Patrick Henry, said it best in 1775 when he said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Well it appears that Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) is moving into certainly heroic uncharted waters with a possible battle cry for life “Give me life’s liberty or give me an honorable political death!” Patrick Henry made this famous speech speaking before the Virginia House of Burgesses at St. John's Church on March 23, 1775. He, like Congressman Stupak, was confronted with a highly political and moral dilemma. Patrick Henry framed his moral challenge this way: “Are we...
  • NYPD Officer claims pressure to make arrests/quotas (Supervisors caught on audio)

    03/11/2010 1:06:40 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 46 replies · 1,126+ views
    ABC New York ^ | 03/10/2010 | ABC New York
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- An Eyewitness News investigation talks to a police officer who reveals the pressure they are under to make quotas. When Officer Adil Polanco dreamed of becoming a cop, it was out of a desire to help people not, he says, to harass them. "I'm not going to keep arresting innocent people, I'm not going to keep searching people for no reason, I'm not going to keep writing people for no reason, I'm tired of this," said Adil Polanco, an NYPD Officer. Officer Polanco says One Police Plaza's obsession with keeping crime stats down has gotten out...
  • (Houston) Mayor, faith leaders urge census participation (Shelia Jackson Lee alert)

    03/02/2010 10:39:59 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 306+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 01, 2010 | Mike Snyder
    "When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the Lord a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come upon them when you number them." -- Exodus 30:12. No one talked about plagues or ransoms during a news conference today at St. John's United Methodist Church downtown.... These local leaders gathered to promote "Census Sabbath" (PDF) March 5-7. They encouraged pastors, rabbis, priests and other spiritual leaders to dedicate sermons and other messages to the value of returning 2010 Census forms that will arrive in mailboxes...
  • Obama Starts Push to Cast Stimulus Bill as a Success

    02/17/2010 3:16:45 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 386+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 17, 2010 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON — President Obama defended his year-old economic recovery package on Wednesday, arguing that the package, the major legislative achievement of his presidency so far, has created or saved as many as two million new jobs, lowered taxes for 95 percent of Americans and spared the country a potentially disastrous depression. One year to the day that he signed the bill into law, Mr. Obama appeared at the White House alongside small business owners who have benefited from the measure, which has become a kind of political albatross for him and for fellow Democrats seeking re-election in 2010. “One year...
  • Clubbing Our Seals

    11/27/2009 5:09:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,652+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 27, 2009 | IBD edirorial staff
    War On Terror: As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed receives the benefits of U.S. justice, three Navy SEALs face court-martial for allegedly punching a captured terrorist who hanged Americans from a bridge in Fallujah. Apparently our efforts to impress the world about the marvels of our criminal justice system require us to give foreign terrorists such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who invented the manned cruise missiles that flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and plowed into a Pennsylvania field on its way to the Capitol Building, the full rights and protections of the American citizens he conspired...
  • CIGAR MARINE RUNNING FOR CONGRESS!

    11/20/2009 8:50:08 AM PST · by Edisto Joe · 28 replies · 2,047+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 11/20/2009 | Edisto Joe
    Former Marine Nick Popaditch, aka the Cigar Marine, is running for the Republican nomination to challange the incumbent Democrat in the California 51st Congressional race for 2010. He needs your support. The district is heavily Democratic and he faces an uphill struggle but this Marine is one tough opponent. This man is a true war hero, not some "Swift Boat" wannabe. His slogan, "A Marines word is his bond", says it all. He gained national popularity when he was photographed atop his tank turret smoking a cigar at the fall of Baghdad. Later in the war he was seriously wounded...
  • (FDIC Chairman) Bair calls U.S. bank bailout "not a good thing"

    11/13/2009 7:29:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 587+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/09 | Karey Wutkowski
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leading U.S. bank regulator Sheila Bair said on Friday that the government's capital injections into the largest banks was "probably not a good thing." Bair, the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, said the billions of dollars of capital infusions last year had a terrible impact on public perception of the financial industry and government regulators. "I think at the time it sounded like the right thing to do and, again, it was part of an international effort, but I just see all the problems it's created," Bair said during an interview with PBS NewsHour. "I...
  • CNN’s Post Dobbs Challenges

    11/13/2009 8:12:26 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 10 replies · 444+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11-13-09 | Don Irvine
    The departure of Lou Dobbs from CNN leaves the network with a large hole to fill. From the L.A. Times Lou Dobbs' departure from CNN is a mixed blessing for the cable news channel. On one hand, his propensity to spout his opinions on controversial topics such as free trade and immigration had irritated bosses at CNN and its parent company, Time Warner Inc. Although rival channels MSNBC and Fox News have commentators who wear their political views on their sleeves, CNN says it wants its talent to keep their thoughts to themselves
  • Democrats Are Lying About The Size of US Energy Reserves

    10/27/2009 11:38:08 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 1,388+ views
    Senator James Inhofe/The Lid ^ | 10/27/09 | The Lid
    "With 3 percent of the world's oil reserves, the U.S. cannot drill its way to energy security," then-presidential nominee Barack Obama wrote on his campaign website in 2008. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stated, "All told, the U.S. has only 1.6 percent of world's known oil supply." And in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) added, "The math is simple: America has just 3 percent of the world's oil reserves, but Americans use a quarter of its oil." The President, Ms Pelosi and their Democratic party followers are lying, Republican Senator Inhofe, ranking member of the Senate Committee on...
  • Maryland Shouldn’t Prosecute ACORN Filmmakers

    10/23/2009 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies · 909+ views
    Biggovernment.com ^ | October 23, 2009 | by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA)
    It recently came to light that individuals employed by ACORN have been apparent accomplices with regard to the conduct of alleged criminal activities. Surprisingly, it was the investigative ingenuity of ordinary citizens who brought this information to the attention of the public. As a Member of Congress, these relevations are of interest to me in that ACORN is the beneficiary of substantial federal funding. As the former Attorney General of my state of California, this story is of great concern to me for an entirely different reason. Ironically, it is those who revealed the alleged illegal acts, rather than the...
  • White House makes 'enemies' of Bush allies--Wrath rains on Chamber of Commerce, insurers, banks

    10/22/2009 9:38:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 481+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2009 | Jon Ward
    The Obama White House has deliberately placed favored Washington institutions of the Bush years in its crosshairs, a sign of an escalating battle between the Democratic administration and some of the city's pre-eminent power players. In recent days, the administration has attacked the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the insurance industry for opposing key administration objectives, has criticized the nation's largest banks and financial firms for outsized executive pay, and has tried to delegitimize the Fox News Channel by mocking its objectivity. "When you're on their side, it's all OK, but if you're not, they rain hell down on you,"...
  • Extended School Year Would Have Dire Economic Effects, Critics Say

    09/29/2009 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 3,036+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/29/09 | Cristina Corbin
    If the academic year gets pushed deeper into summer, as President Obama is advocating, the grumbling will not be limited just to students and teachers who will be forced to spend more days in school. Critics say the president's call for a longer academic calendar and a shorter summer vacation will bring on a host of unintended consequences -- including increased costs for school systems, major cuts to the nation's hotel and tourism industries, and a serious blow to summer camp operators. Obama says kids in the U.S. spend too little time in the classroom, putting them at a disadvantage...
  • FACT CHECK: Biden ignores problems with stimulus

    09/03/2009 11:40:31 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies · 477+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/3/09 | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE
    Vice President Joe Biden proclaimed success beyond expectations Thursday for the $787 billion economic stimulus, but his glowing assessment overlooks many of the program's problems, including delays in releasing money, questionable spending priorities and project picks that are under investigation.
  • "YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!" Best Laugh I've Had In A Long Time

    08/15/2009 4:32:13 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 57 replies · 4,261+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | August 8, 2009 | Pastor Mannin
    Just watch and LISTEN to the video. You won't believe it. Manning Speaks Out Against the "Mack Daddy"
  • F-22 Raptor: Procurement & Events (F-22 Can Survive with Pressure)

    07/21/2009 11:13:49 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 32 replies · 1,094+ views
    Defense Industry Daily ^ | 07/21/09 | Defense Industry Daily
    "July 21/09: The US Senate votes 58-40 in favor of S.Amdt 1469, the Levin-McCain amendment to strip $1.75 billion for 7 F-22As out of the Senate’s FY 2010 defense budget. The additional funds had been inserted in committee, just as the recently-passed FY 2010 House defense budget proposal contains $369 million in initial funding for 12 more F-22s.The vote was heavily determined by state lines, with 40/50 states voting coherently. Both Republicans voted “yea” to F-22 funding removal in AZ, SC and WY. Both Democrats voted against the amendment in CA, CT, HI, NM, and WA. John Kerry [D-MA], who...
  • SC against abortion for mentally challenged rape victim (India)

    07/21/2009 10:12:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 486+ views
    SC against abortion for mentally challenged rape victim 22 Jul 2009, 0517 hrs IST, IANS NEW DELHI: In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a Punjab and Haryana High Court ruling that had allowed authorities to force a mentally challenged rape victim to undergo an abortion. A bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan scrapped a July 17 verdict of the high court ordering medical termination of the pregnancy of 19-year-old mentally challenged, unwed and orphan girl Radha (name changed), raped by a staff of the government shelter home in Chandigarh. The bench, which also included Justice...