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  • College Park, Maryland won't allow non-citizens to vote in local elections after all

    09/16/2017 6:45:27 AM PDT · by iontheball · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 16, 2017 | Caitlin Yileck
    The College Park City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to allow legal permanent residents and illegal immigrants to participate in municipal elections. One council member did not vote."For most Council actions, a simple majority of Councilmembers present must vote in favor of an item for it to be adopted," the city said in a news release. "However, changes to the Charter have a different requirement. The City Charter was amended in June to require the affirmative vote of six elected officials to change the Charter."
  • Norks' missile launch fails; U.S. apparently unconcerned about it

    04/17/2017 7:22:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/17/17 | Dan Calabrese
    What exactly would amount to an unacceptable provocation? Help me out here. I thought the whole reason we were sending a strike force to the Korean Peninsula was the possibility that Bowl Cut Jr. was going to launch or otherwise attempt to test a missile - and that either the Chinese needed to stop him from doing that, or we would. “Day of the Sun” came and went, and it looked like the Norks had backed down, but then early Sunday the attempted to launch the missile after all. That . . . did not go well:
  • Iran Deal Fails 4 of Schumer’s 5 Demands

    07/27/2015 5:22:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7/27/15 | Joel B. Pollack
    New York Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), the third-highest ranking member of the Senate Democratic caucus, is emerging as the key figure in the congressional battle over the Iran deal. Schumer, who has maintained a tight silence since the nuclear deal was announced two weeks ago, was the most frequent target of last week’s rally against the deal in Times Square. Activists say a “no” vote from Schumer will not be enough; they want him to rally others to override President Barack Obama’s anticipated veto. Supporters of the deal are also lobbying him, hard. Yet the deal, by Schumer’s own standards,
  • After TSA Fails 96 Percent of Tests, Obama Continues to Have Confidence in "Security" Agency

    06/02/2015 11:38:02 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 28 replies ^ | 6/2/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the White House Tuesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Americans can be confident airports around the country are secure and that President Obama still has confidence in the TSA. "The President does believe the American people should feel confident in traveling airports all across the country because there are security measures in place to protect the traveling public," Earnest said. "The President does continue to have confidence that the officers of the TSA do very important work that continues to protect the American people and continue to protect the American aviation system." "Now, what's also true is...
  • Amonix: Another Obama-Subsidized Solar Company Fails

    07/18/2012 1:38:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/12 | John Nolte
    Here we go again. Yet another example of the Obama White House's failed attempt to pick winners and losers and doing so by gambling with our our tax dollars, this time to the tune of $6 million in tax credits and $15.6 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Energy. This company, Amonix, is only 14 months old. How in the world did it qualify for that kind of tax dollar windfall without any kind of track record? Oh: Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and Gov. Brian Sandoval were among the political leaders who lauded...
  • Brazil Stimulus Fails to Raise Growth

    05/19/2012 6:31:11 AM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies
    Financial Times ^ | May 18, 2012 | Joe Leahy
    Brazil’s economic output shrank in March, defying government stimulus measures and surprising economists who had predicted that Latin America’s biggest economy would begin to recover from a prolonged slowdown. The 0.35 per cent contraction, compared with February, makes Brazil’s growth the second slowest in Latin America in real terms, after Argentina. The news comes as Asia’s major emerging market economies, China and India, are also decelerating. “The weak … conditions are likely to encourage the authorities to add more fiscal and monetary stimulus to the economy and to remain activist on the foreign exchange front,” said Alberto Ramos of Goldman...
  • Sharpton breaks promise to Trayvon supporters, fails to show up in Sanford for Easter ‘Occupation’

    04/08/2012 4:07:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/08/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Sharpton breaks promise to Trayvon supporters, fails to show up in Sanford for Easter ‘Occupation’By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller – 4 hrs ago MSNBC host and the Rev. Al Sharpton has broken a major promise he made to those supporting him and Trayvon Martin’s family: he didn’t show up in Sanford, Fla., to “occupy” the town over Easter weekend. On March 26, Sharpton had vowed to “occupy” Sanford over Easter weekend to show support for Trayvon, the 17-year-old black teen who was shot by Hispanic man George Zimmerman on Feb. 26. “We’re going to have a full blown...
  • Union Chief Leo Gerard: 'Resistance Movement' Needed to Seize Bridges, Banks in Case OWS Fails

    United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard has a message to the flea party whiny-whiners still camping out instead of sleeping in their parents' basements -- playtime is over. Just in case the Occupy movement fails -- in other words, when it fails -- Gerard is urging union members to fill that gaping void with "more militancy." "And no wonder people are occupying. We oughta be doing more than occupying parks. We oughta start occupying bridges. We start oughta occupying the banks places themselves."
  • House Fails to Raise Debt Ceiling to $16.7 Trillion

    05/31/2011 5:54:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | 5/31/11 | staff
    The House has officially failed to pass legislation raising the Federal Debt limit to $16.7 trillion. The vote was not even close, with 288 Nays to 74 Yeas. Only 1 Republican voted to increase the debt limit, with 228 voting against the increase. Don't worry Turbo Tim, The Bernank can just turn on the printers if you run low on federal employee pension funds. Now that Republicans have made their symbolic vote against the increase, we'll see how long it takes them to cave and agree on $30-$50 million in budget deductions and pass the debt increase.
  • WH Fails to Release Easter Proclamation

    04/25/2011 10:06:28 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 71 replies ^ | April 25, 2011 |
    President Obama failed to release a statement or a proclamation recognizing the national observance of Easter Sunday, Christianity's most sacred holiday. By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. The White House also failed to release a statement marking Good Friday. However, they did release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day. Likewise, the president's weekend address mentioned neither Good Friday or Easter. However, the First Family did attend an Easter Sunday worship service at a Baptist church and last week, the president...
  • Union Fails Pension Math: Part Time-WI Teacher Set to Earn More in Retirement than She Did

    02/22/2011 11:56:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    big government ^ | 2/22/11 | Ben Everard
    Shortly after the Green Bay Packers turned the nation’s attention to the Midwestern state, Wisconsin once again has garnered the nation’s attention. At stake this time is not a trophy, but a prized retirement package promised to public employees. Throngs of protesters have taken to Madison, Wisconsin to either show their support or disdain for Governor Scott Walker’s plan to require public employees to pay 5.8 percent (the national average is roughly 12 percent) of their salary as a contribution to their pension. The looming issue of funding public pensions is not unique to Wisconsin. Governor Walker’s stand, however, has...
  • Amazing: WaPo Fails toPublish Own Poll on ObamaCare'sLowest Popularity Ever

    12/14/2010 4:34:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/14/10 | Tim Graham
    A new ABC-Washington Post poll found ObamaCare sunk to its lowest popularity yet: 52 percent opposed, and only 43 percent in favor. ABC mentioned the poll without fanfare at the end of a Jake Tapper report on Monday’s World News, and Tapper added this was the health law's "lowest level of popularity ever." But Tuesday’s Washington Post reported not one sentence on the poll in the paper – even as they reported in the paper that the same survey found Obama’s tax-and-unemployment-compensation deal has “broad bipartisan support.
  • Salazar Fails to Calm Oil Drillers after Gulf Meeting

    11/24/2010 9:00:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/10 | Kristin Brown
    A much anticipated meeting between Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and executives from the oil and gas industries failed to lead to much progress, as both sides expressed frustration with the outcome of Monday's meeting aimed at diffusing simmering tensions in the wake of the BP oil spill. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La) set up the meeting with Salazar, industry executives, and regional lawmakers in order to address frustrations the industry has with the Obama administration's new rules and regulations for offshore oil and natural gas drilling - rules that were put in place after the BP oil spill earlier this year....
  • US offenders unmonitored as tagging system fails

    10/07/2010 9:20:45 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 1 replies ^ | October 7, 2010 | Unattributed
    Thousands of US sex offenders, prisoners on parole and other convicts were left unmonitored after an electronic tagging system shut down because of data overload. BI Incorporated, which runs the system, reached its data threshold - more than two billion records - on Tuesday. This left authorities across 49 states unaware of offenders' movement for about 12 hours.
  • (Florida's) Horizon Bank Fails; 2010 Total at 119

    09/12/2010 11:32:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Street ^ | 9/11/10 | Philip van Doorn
    Horizon Bank Fails; 2010 Total at 119By Philip van Doorn 09/11/10 - 10:42 AM EDT BRADENTON, Fla. (TheStreet) - Florida regulators on Friday shut down Horizon Bank of Bradenton, bringing the total number of bank failures for 2010 to 119. The failed bank was included in TheStreet's Bank Watch List of undercapitalized institutions, based on second-quarter regulatory data provided by SNL Financial. Horizon Bank was undercapitalized since the second quarter of 2009, when a $6.9 million net loss pushed the institution's Tier 1 leverage ratio down to 4.04% and its total risk-based capital ratio to 6.66%. These ratios need to...
  • Malaysian 'Muslim' woman fails in bid to become Hindu

    08/04/2010 11:38:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 8/4/10 | Staff
    The High Court in Penang state ruled that 28-year-old S. Banggarma, whose Muslim name is Siti Hasnah Vangarama Abdullah, was a Muslim because her parents converted the whole family in 1983. "Parents have the right to determine the faiths of children who are below 18. It is a universal right, irrespective of religion," said judicial commissioner Yaacob Sam. Banggarma, who has argued that she was made to convert to Islam at the age of seven when she was placed in a children's home, vowed to continue to fight the case.
  • Senate Fails To Spare Doctors From Medicare Cuts

    06/18/2010 12:55:17 PM PDT · by edpc · 110 replies · 3,644+ views
    WASHINGTON – The Senate passed legislation Friday to spare doctors a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments — but the last-ditch effort did not come in time. Moments after the Senate acted, Medicare announced it would begin processing claims it has already received for June at the lower rate. The reason: the House cannot act on the fix until next week.
  • The Obama Moratorium: No offshore drilling while he’s in office

    03/12/2010 8:59:51 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 64 replies · 1,800+ views ^ | 03/10/10 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The Obama administration’s six-month delay in approving new offshore drilling leases in federal waters will become a new three-year ban, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar quietly told reporters last Friday. Which means that no new oil and gas leases will be approved during President Obama’s term even though two –thirds of the American public supports such activity, according to a December 2009 Rasmussen poll. Sixty percent also believe that gas and oil prices will drop if the government allows offshore drilling, opening up an estimate 14 billion barrels of oil and 55 trillion cubic feet of natural gas On July 14,...
  • Obama fails at bid to bring Olympics to Chicago (Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm)

    10/02/2009 10:39:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 2,154+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/2/09 | Julie Pace - ap
    COPENHAGEN – Chicago's early exit from finalist balloting for the 2016 Olympics was a personal setback for President Barack Obama and a painful defeat for America's most prominent Midwestern city. ... Tokyo was eliminated in the second round, leaving Madrid and odds-on favorite Rio de Janeiro to square off in the final balloting. Chicago had seemed to pick up momentum in the last few days, with many IOC members seemingly charmed by Mrs. Obama, who came to Copenhagen ahead of her husband. But when IOC president Jacques Rogge announced the first vote's results, while the Obamas were flying home on...

    10/02/2009 10:34:15 AM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 13 replies · 733+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 2, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    After nine months of humiliating, worldwide America-bashing, telling the globe how rotten America was until he became president, Obama hasn't lost an opportunity to apologize to the world for the so-called sins of America...