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  • Drudge Report Highlights Free Republic in Fourth of July Layout

    07/03/2016 9:34:04 AM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    Sunday, July 3, 2016 | Kristinn
    The Drudge Report is highlighting Free Republic in the top-rated website's Fourth of July weekend format change to a red, white and blue page layout from the Drudge Report's traditional black and white. While most of the typeface is in blue, a select five conservative news/author sites out of over one hundred sites linked at the Drudge Report are highlighted in red:Free Republic, Breitbart, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Mark Steyn.The Drudge Report and Free Republic have ties going back to the dawn of the political age on the Internet in the late 1990s. Happy Fourth, Matt!
  • Did Mitt Romney Just File Papers to Run for President?

    03/04/2016 4:06:51 PM PST · by cdnerds · 17 replies ^ | 3/4/16 |
    Doc source appears legit – link address directs to FEC disclosure site. Original app was created in late October of 2015 and signed off on January 30th, 2016. Those dates make it appear even more likely this has been a plan in the works for some time and more fully explains Mitt Romney’s anti-Trump speech yesterday. Mr. Romney is making certain he has a seat at the proverbial convention table should there be a brokered convention. It shows Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan preparing to make another presidential run – a plan that began back in October according to the...
  • Men with more than one wife will get extra benefits under new rules

    01/25/2016 9:41:02 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 1/24/2016 | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    Men with more than one wife will qualify for extra benefits under the new welfare system, according to official House of Commons research. Under the universal credit welfare system, which is not expected to be fully introduced until 2021, polygamous households will be rewarded with higher benefits, The Sunday Times reports. In the UK, it is illegal to marry more than one person. Polygamous marriages, largely confined to Muslim families, are only recognised in Britain if they took place in countries where they are legal, such as Middle Eastern states, Pakistan and Zambia.
  • Top GOP female says judge Gov. Haley on ability, not looks

    01/14/2016 1:35:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 3:18 PM EST | Erica Werner
    The House's highest-ranking Republican woman said Thursday South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley should be judged on her abilities, not her looks, dismissing a remark by fellow Republican Rep. Steve King. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is fourth in leadership as the chair of the Republican Conference, was asked about King's comment to The Associated Press that Haley wasn't a "principled conservative" in the GOP, but "I think she's beautiful so I'd be happy if she's the face of the party." [...] "Nikki Haley is a proven leader. And that is what she should be judged on," the Washington state Republican...
  • Why Mitt Romney should save the Republican Party and join the 2016 race

    09/05/2015 6:05:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies ^ | Sep. 3, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    "Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run," an anonymous senior adviser of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign recently told New York magazine. Other members of Romneyworld have denied the former governor is interested in another campaign. But at this stage in the 2016 race, Mitt Romney should start preparing to get back in the arena.Romney should be ready to enter the field to save his party from an awful reckoning between its leadership and its base, a reckoning that has been brought on by Donald Trump's campaign. Trump has proven that the "strongest GOP primary field in...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal a Clear Success (facepalm)

    07/16/2015 7:45:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Glaser and Justin Logan
    The deal just struck between the U.S., world powers, and Iran is an historic achievement that decreases the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and forestalls the risk of another costly U.S. war in the Middle East.But while the diplomats in Vienna are finished wrangling over the final details, the Obama administration is by no means finished fighting for the agreement’s survival. Congress has 60 days with which to review the deal for final approval, and while Republicans may not have a veto-proof majority, they — along with some Democrats — remain vehemently opposed to any plausible peaceful resolution.The debate...
  • Michelle Obama adds new title: magazine editor

    06/11/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 6/11/2015 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    She's a wife, mother and lawyer, an advocate for children and military families, and first lady of the United States. Now Michelle Obama has added a new gig: magazine editor. The first lady is "guest editor" of the July-August issue of More, which bills itself as the magazine for "women of style and substance."
  • Patrick Stewart defends ‘gay cake’ bakery (in Northern Ireland; refused gays)

    06/05/2015 10:15:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    News Corp Australia ^ | June 05, 2015 2:57PM
    Veteran actor and gay rights activist Patrick Stewart has defended a Christian bakery which was found guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan. Last month, a judge ruled that Ashers Baking Company in Northern Ireland had discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to make a cake with the words “support gay marriage”, along with a picture of Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street. Gareth Lee commissioned the cake for an event to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The bakery initially accepted the order, but called Mr. Lee two days later...
  • Gutiérrez: I Assume God Speaks Spanish Because He Named His Only Son Jesus

    06/05/2015 8:52:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on the House floor, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) criticized Texas for its conspiracy theories and then said God must understand Spanish because he named his son Jesus.
  • Senate Confirms Soap Opera Producer as Ambassador: Read Her Application Essay (Satire)

    12/03/2014 7:56:39 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 12/2/2014 | Scott Ott
    President Obama’s nomination of Colleen Bell as ambassador to Hungary was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday on a 52-42 vote. Here is the essay she submitted along with her application.
  • Moving: Ferguson Protesters Interrupt St. Louis Symphony With Michael Brown Requiem

    10/14/2014 9:15:56 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 40 replies
    youtbe ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Sam Seder
    Ferguson protesters disrupt the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with a moving Michael Brown requiem which receives applause from the musicians and looks of shock from the audience...
  • D.C. hospital admits patient with possible Ebola symptoms

    10/03/2014 9:22:11 AM PDT · by redreno · 23 replies ^ | 10/03/2014 | By Jacque Wilson and Faith Karimi
    (CNN) -- Three Dallas County sheriff's deputies have been placed on leave after helping deliver court orders to family members of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carmen Castro said Friday. The trio escorted a Dallas County Health and Human Services worker on Wednesday who was delivering the orders to an apartment in Dallas. The orders placed four family members inside the apartment under quarantine until October 19. Castro says the deputies' leave is precautionary for their peace of mind. Duncan became the first person diagnosed with Ebola on American soil when he was hospitalized days after his...
  • Biden Declares China Part of North America

    10/03/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 25 replies ^ | October 3, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Vice president Joe Biden declared China a North American country in a speech at Boston's John F. Kennedy Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday. Biden claimed that North America - "meaning Mexico, China and Canada" - will contribute two-thirds of the world's energy growth over the next two decades:
  • TWA Flight 800 investigators break silence in new documentary, claim original conclusion about cause

    06/18/2013 5:51:17 PM PDT · by workerbee · 251 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/18/13
    A group of whistleblowers, including a number of aviation experts, have come forward in a new documentary to claim that the official explanation for the crash of TWA Flight 800 was wrong and a gas tank explosion did not bring down the flight off the coast of Long Island 17 years ago. However, the six whistleblowers, all part of the original investigation team, stopped short of saying the plane was shot down. Flight 800, a Boeing 747, had just taken off from JFK airport with 230 people aboard on July 17, 1996 enroute to Paris when it exploded and crashed...
  • 'I Might End Up With a Woman': Zoe Saldana (Lt. Uhura on Star Trek) Hints At Her Sexuality

    05/14/2013 12:02:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 13:44 EST, 14 May 2013 | By IONA KIRBY
    She has dated two actors, Zoe Saldana is quite frankly over it. The Avatar star appears to be making a vow to have less high profile romances in the future. Zoe quite literally bares all as she strips off for a photo shoot while speaking candidly in a new interview. The actress also suggests that when it comes to her future relationships, the person she ends up with may not be a man. ‘[I might] end up with a woman raising my children,’ Zoe tells the new issue of Allure magazine. ‘That’s how androgynous I am.’ Zoe had a famous...
  • Ted Cruz challenges Joe Biden to debate about gun control

    05/03/2013 1:09:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 128 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 3, 2013 | 3:06 pm | Modified: May 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, noting that Vice President Joe Biden reportedly plans to revive a legislative push for gun control, challenged him to a debate about policy responses to gun violence.
  • Seven Other Reasons For Biden's Gun Control Facepalm

    04/19/2013 3:58:42 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-19-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If you missed the "hissy fit" from Wednesday you can catch it at The Right Scoop...
  • 'They are counting on Americans having amnesia': Biden attacks GOP rivals, before forgetting...

    10/28/2012 3:25:33 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies
    Original title: 'They are counting on Americans having amnesia': Biden attacks GOP rivals...before FORGETTING Senate Candidate's name ------------------------- Joe Biden once again is sticking his foot in his mouth. While on the campaign trail for Obama in the battleground state of Virginia on Saturday, the vice-president gave a shout-out to Senate hopeful Tim Kaine but referred to the local candidate by the wrong name. 'I'm a big Tom Kaine fan, a big Tom Kaine fan,' Biden said enthusiastically.
  • NV Energy wants $9.8 million surcharge to make up for conservation

    10/23/2012 1:52:27 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 5 replies ^ | Oct. 23, 2012 | Cy Ryan
    CARSON CITY — Despite higher-than-expected summer revenue, NV Energy is seeking the OK for a $9.8 million surcharge to make up for revenue lost as the result of conservation measures taken by its customers.

    10/06/2012 5:36:35 AM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 35 replies
    Andy williams was not my favorite. But he was awesome. There was at least one song we did as a marching band in High school that was his. I'm sure there were a few movies he did the theme song to. I do not know what they were. You guys tell me.
  • No Civilized Country Would Ever Banish Eduardo Saverin

    05/21/2012 6:25:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/21/2012 | Peter W. Dunn
    The Ex-Patriot Act introduced by Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey is a bill of attainder which would result in cruel and unusual punishment. Eduardo Saverin's renunciation of U.S. citizenship has angered many people in the United States. I write as one who has also relinquished U.S. citizenship. As a blogger who openly writes about the experience, I've attracted some media attention, including an article by Dow Jones columnist Al Lewis. Lewis starts by saying that I renounced my citizenship to avoid the IRS. So now, Saverin and I have joined the ranks of the most hated people in America...
  • Facebook Shares Day 2: Below IPO Price

    05/21/2012 6:38:27 AM PDT · by Qbert · 43 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 21, 2012 | GEORGE STAHL
    <p>NEW YORK—Facebook Inc. FB -6.57% shares fell below the initial public offering price of $38 Monday, its second day of trading, a black eye for all those involved with the social networking company going public.</p> <p>Facebook shares changed hands at $37.08, down 3%, in premarket trading.</p>
  • Environmentalist pleads guilty to illegal tree marking

    05/20/2012 6:20:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 20 may 2012 | Kevin Woster
    --a tree-hugger gets caught--- Brian Brademeyer is charged with painting over markings to trick Forest Service crews into cutting down trees. Black Hills environmentalist Brian Brademeyer has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of illegally marking trees to be cut in a U.S. Forest Service timber sale. Brademeyer agreed prior to a proceeding scheduled for Thursday in federal court to pay a $475 fine, plus a $25 processing fee. The maximum penalty for the charge, a federal petty offense, was $5,000 and six months in jail. Contacted by email Friday, Brademeyer confirmed that he was paying the $500 but did...
  • Franklin Graham apologizes for questioning Obama's faith

    02/29/2012 7:45:39 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/29/2012 | BYRON TAU
    The Rev. Franklin Graham, under pressure from faith groups, apologized for suggesting that President Obama is not a Christian: “I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama,” Graham said in a statement on Tuesday, according to the Religious News Service. “I apologize to him and to any I have offended for not better articulating my reason for not supporting him in this election — for his faith has nothing to do with my consideration of him as a candidate,” he added. Graham caused a stir...
  • Sandusky: People have 'turned on me'

    02/11/2012 5:23:09 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 51 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jeremy Roebuck
    BELLEFONTE – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky lashed out Friday at former friends and neighbors whose complaints prompted prosecutors this week to seek his confinement inside his State College house. Sandusky's remarks to reporters came moments after a court heard testimony that several people had expressed concern over his frequent presence on his back deck, yards from a neighboring elementary school. "All of a sudden these people turn on me when they've been in my home with their kids, they've attended birthday parties here for my grandchildren, they've been on that deck and in that yard," he...
  • Bird plane runs afoul of federal regulators

    01/08/2012 11:08:01 AM PST · by redreno · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 01/07/2012 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten young whooping cranes and the bird-like plane they think is their mother had flown more than halfway to their winter home in Florida when federal regulators stepped in.
  • The "payroll tax reduction" was passed yesterday. It's already 2% finished.

    12/23/2011 9:40:32 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies
    Wow a 8 week "tax cut" was agreed to yesterday! Amazing! It's a recovery!! Morning again in America. Oops. Now it's already 2% finished.
  • Perry drawing state retirement plus salary

    12/17/2011 3:42:46 PM PST · by JimWayne · 75 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Dec. 16, 2011 | Maria Recio
    Gov. Rick Perry is double-dipping, drawing retirement income from the state in addition to his salary as governor since late January, newly released records show. Perry's move to begin drawing from his pension early this year while remaining governor, which his staff says is legal and consistent with state retirement rules, was unknown to the public until federal financial disclosures were made public on Friday. ... Combined, his net pay from the state is now more than $225,000 annually.
  • Pit bull destroyed after attack in Bridgewater

    12/03/2011 1:59:25 PM PST · by edzo4 · 33 replies
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | 12-3-11 | Patriot Ledger
    BRIDGEWATER — During 40 years as a veterinarian, Dr. Neal Andelman has removed toys and other items from dogs’ stomachs. But until Thursday, he had never retrieved human body parts, as best the doctor could recall, said Lou Berman, a hospital administrator for the New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater. Thursday afternoon, Andelman operated post mortem on a pit bull that had bitten a Bridgewater woman and swallowed parts of her face. The male pit bull was euthanized and operated upon following a request from the Boston hospital treating the 71-year-old woman, whose face was mauled by the...
  • Awkward Moment During Obama Toast to Queen

    05/24/2011 5:00:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 182 replies · 1+ views
    Awkward Moment During Obama Toast to Queen May 24, 2011 5:32 PM The president and the orchestra at Buckingham Palace this evening were a bit out of synch. When the president toasted the Queen the orchestra misunderstood a pause and what seemed to be a cue from the president for “God Save the Queen” to begin playing. “Ladies and gentlemen please stand with me and raise your glasses as I propose a toast,” the president said, putting down his note cards and grabbing his glass. “To her majesty the Queen.” The president paused, the guests stood, and the orchestra prepared...
  • Obama Administration planning $1 billion debt relief for Egypt

    05/09/2011 8:09:36 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2011 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    The Obama administration has decided to provide about $1 billion in debt relief for Egypt, a senior official said Saturday, in the boldest U.S. effort yet to shore up a key Middle East ally as it attempts a democratic transition.
  • Newt Gingrich Acknowledges ‘Contradictions’ On His Libya Views, ‘I Was Trying To Follow Obama’

    03/26/2011 10:45:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Newt Gingrich Acknowledges ‘Contradictions’ On His Libya Views, ‘I Was Trying To Follow Obama’ March 26, 2011 12:06 PM ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports: DES MOINES, Iowa -- Potential 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich defended his shifting positions on whether the U.S. military should have intervened in Libya on Saturday, saying that he was responding to President Obama’s changing views. “The fact is that on each day I was on television I was responding to where the president was that day,” Gingrich told a gathering of conservative Iowans. “And so obviously there were contradictions.” “It’s true,” he added, “I was...
  • Half of Republican Caucus Votes With Democrats To Block Additional $22 Billion in Cuts

    02/18/2011 5:29:05 PM PST · by tnvol01 · 55 replies
    I don't even know what to say. Read on and you will hear Rodgers, who needs to be gone as soon as possible, claiming that automatic across-the-board spending cuts are "lazy." By this, he means that this is the only fair way to make these cuts which will actually be politically palatable, and so he opposes this measure. He wants to weight each cut individually so that each constituency can come out one-by-one to demagogue the cuts and prevent them. Okay, I give up. I wanted to give this two party system a try. Forget it. It's time for a...

    01/18/2011 9:26:42 AM PST · by DariusBane · 49 replies
    Seton Hall Constitutional ^ | 2001 | Roger Roots
    Police work is often lionized by jurists and scholars who claim to employ "textualist" and "originalist" methods of constitutional interpretation. Yet professional police were unknown to the United States in 1789, and first appeared in America almost a half-century after the Constitution's ratification. The Framers contemplated law enforcement as the duty of mostly private citizens, along with a few constables and sheriffs who could be called upon when necessary. This article marshals extensive historical and legal evidence to show that modern policing is in many ways inconsistent with the original intent of America's founding documents. The author argues that the...
  • It all ADDs up!

    09/07/2010 9:17:37 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 111 replies ^ | 09/07/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    I was just reading some of the political websites and found something really surprising: Most of the people who commented on any of the articles weren't actually commenting on the articles at all! Instead, they were either tossing in their two cents worth about some other project entirely; commenting on some other comment; commenting on whether a person commenting had the right to make such a comment at that particular venue; or commenting on the published article in such a way as to make it obvious that they had either misundertood what was written or ......
  • Caption Fun: Dueling Obama-Biden Facepalms

    08/31/2010 7:15:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts and art
  • False Alarm, Evacuation at Capitol; Senator Arrested [SATIRE]

    08/12/2010 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    My Twisted Little Brain | August 12, 2010 | Pan_Yan
    Washington- The Capitol was briefly evacuated this morning when a fire alarm pull station was activated on the senate floor after an argument amongst the South Carolina delegation. Senator Lindsey Graham (REPUBLICAN) was later arrested by Capitol Police in a bed room at John McCain's (REPUBLICAN) nearby town home and charged with the false alarm. Unnamed sources present on the floor at the time say Senators Graham (REPUBLICAN) and Jim DeMint (REPUBLICAN) were having a heated discussion over Graham's recent vote in favor of Elaine Kagan’s successful nomination to the United States Supreme Court, as well as his general squishiness....
  • Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston break up again

    07/30/2010 9:10:48 PM PDT · by Bratch · 49 replies · 3+ views
    The PoliJam Times ^ | Friday, July 30 2010 20:51 |
    LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Bristol Palin, the daughter of former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and her fiance, Levi Johnston, have split a second time, sources told E! News. The sources said the breakup followed a fight between the Alaska natives over one of Johnston's ex-girlfriends, E! News reported. The younger Palin, 19, and Johnston, 20, are the parents of a 19-month-old son named Tripp. Neither Palin nor Johnston has publicly commented on the latest split, E! News said.
  • Senior Republicans aren’t banking on Senate takeover (FILIBUSTER KAGAN FOOLS!)

    07/15/2010 10:40:54 AM PDT · by onyx · 74 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 07/15/10 06:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton -
    Senior Senate Republicans are not optimistic about their chances of capturing the upper chamber in the midterms and have not put together a legislative strategy in case it happens. While House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio) has started to plan how he would run the lower chamber if he became Speaker, Senate Republicans dismiss their ascendancy to power as a long shot. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) would have his pick of chairing the Finance, Judiciary or Budget panels. But he has not given much thought to the legislative policies he would push as chairman, because he thinks the chance of...
  • Freeper photoshop help wanted.

    06/19/2010 7:52:47 AM PDT · by tet68 · 36 replies · 601+ views
    FREEPER HELP WANTED. Need freeper with photoshop skills to creat pic of oil covered marsh with typical green offical Roadsign reading... Welcome to the Barrak H. Obama National Sea Shore and Petroleum Recovery Area. Thanks, maybe we can make it go viral.
  • Barton Retracts Apology to BP

    06/17/2010 2:22:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 186 replies · 4,915+ views
    CNN ^ | Thursday, JUne 17, 2010
    SNIP "I apologize for using the term 'shakedown' with regard to yesterday's actions at the White House in my opening statement this morning, and I retract my apology to BP..." SNIP "I regret the impact that my statement this morning implied that BP should not pay for the consequences of their decisions and actions in this incident."
  • Was Joran Van Der Sloot Framed?

    06/08/2010 6:04:41 PM PDT · by UnBubba · 130 replies · 471+ views
    6-8-10 | Self
    Things are not always as they appear.
  • Obama To Revive NASA Crew Capsule Concept

    04/13/2010 8:21:10 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 42 replies · 1,219+ views
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | 4-13-10 | Stephanie Coueignoux
    Under new plan, space capsules will head to ISS instead of moon. Stay with News 13 for the latest
  • Biden Slips, Honors Memory of Irish PM's Mother -- While She's Alive

    03/18/2010 8:15:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 1,093+ views
    Biden Slips, Honors Memory of Irish PM's Mother -- While She's Alive Vice President Biden added to his lengthy list of gaffes Wednesday when he took a moment to honor the memory of the Irish prime minister's mother -- a woman who's very much alive. Vice President Biden added to his lengthy list of gaffes Wednesday when he took a moment to honor the memory of the Irish prime minister's mother -- a woman who's very much alive. "God rest her soul," Biden said as he introduced Brian Cowen and President Obama at a St. Patrick's Day celebration at the...
  • Former Obetz (OH) officer pleads guilty to sex charge (Classic Facepalm By Attorney)

    01/25/2010 6:17:55 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 15 replies · 948+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 25, 2010 | Bruce Cadwallader
    Former Obetz officer pleads guilty to sex charge Monday, January 25, 2010 11:02 AM By Bruce Cadwallader THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Former Obetz police officer Vernon Wolford, left, sits with attorney E. Scott Shaw. Tom Dodge | Dispatch Former Obetz police officer Vernon Wolford, left, sits with attorney E. Scott Shaw. A former Obetz police officer could spend five years in prison for forcing sex with a prisoner in his police cruiser before taking her to the Franklin County jail in November. The woman filed a complaint with deputies. In court today, Vernon Wolford, 32, of Westbear Court on the Far...
  • ‘They Have Been Cursed’: Pat Robertson Says Haiti ‘Swore a Pact to the Devil’

    01/13/2010 12:10:06 PM PST · by BJClinton · 291 replies · 8,646+ views ^ | * 44 comments * * * * Bookmark and Share January 13, 2010 | Pat Robertson
    "We will serve you if you will get us free from the French." Video at link.
  • Federal Government Will Borrow 40 Percent of the Money It Spends Next Year, Says White House Report

    08/31/2009 8:18:37 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 85 replies · 4,205+ views
    CNS ^ | Monday, August 31, 2009 | Matt Cover
    According to the Obama administration’s mid-session budget update, the federal government will have to borrow nearly 40 percent of its total expenditures in 2010, a level not seen since World War II. The report, “Mid-Session Review, Budget of the U.S. Government, Fiscal Year 2010,” shows that 39.9 percent of all federal income will be borrowed, making borrowing the single largest share of revenue in 2010. The next largest component of federal revenue is the personal income tax, which accounts for only 27.3 percent of federal funds. This is only slightly lower than in 2009, when the federal government borrowed 43.3...
  • Caption: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in the WH Luau "dunking booth"

    06/25/2009 7:57:18 PM PDT · by maggief · 81 replies · 1,727+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 25, 2009
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs wipes off his face after being immersed in the "dunking booth" by a ball thrown by a reporter before a luau on the South Lawn of the White House for members of Congress and their families in Washington, June 25, 2009.
  • Obama sent (love) letter to Iran's supreme leader, sources say

    06/24/2009 11:19:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 563+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/24/09 | Crhistine Annapour
    CNN) -- President Obama sent a direct message to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, weeks before this month's disputed election, Iranian sources said Wednesday. The letter requested dialogue and engagement between the two nations, the sources said. The sources said Khamenei has yet to reply to the letter but nonetheless it "had set the negotiating table in order for both sides to sit around it after the election." Khamenei made an indirect reference to the letter in his sermon Friday at Tehran University. "The U.S. president said that we were waiting for a day like this to see people...
  • Caption Tim Geithner

    06/17/2009 11:42:15 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 34 replies · 944+ views
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner arrives at the East Room of the White House for President Barack Obama's remarks laying out a comprehensive regulatory reform plan in Washington June 17, 2009. Obama laid out his vision for reshaping U.S. financial regulation on Wednesday, aiming to tighten oversight of large firms whose excessive risk-taking triggered a global economic slump