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  • CNN’s Camerota says she has Russia fatigue

    07/14/2017 8:43:56 PM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/14/2017 | BY JULIA MANCHESTER
    CNN’s Alisyn Camerota said on Friday she has fatigue from the news media’s continuing coverage of alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling. “I hear your Russia fatigue and I share it. You know, there are many mornings I come in and pray for other news to eclipse any sort of Russia thread,” the “New Day” anchor told the “Bernie and Sid Show” on 77 WABC. "There are always ethical dilemmas that journalists face. Every day we are making decisions about ‘What are we going to lead with?’ ‘What are we going to leave out?’” she continued.
  • At This Point, Voters May Be Fed Up with All the Clintons’ Scandals

    05/05/2015 7:15:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/5/2015 | Michael Barone
    Some of Hillary Clinton’s defenders have taken to saying that voters shouldn’t pay attention to the latest Clinton scandals — the gushing of often undisclosed millions to the Clintons and their organizations by characters seeking official favors — because the charges are just one more in a long series: Whitewater, the Rose law firm billing records, the Buddhist temple fundraising, the Lippo Group. So, the theory goes, because the Clintons have been accused of so many scandalous doings before, people shouldn’t be concerned now about Secretary Clinton’s actions that helped certain donors turn over 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves...
  • Signs of donor fatigue at Obama's Bay Area fundraisers

    07/23/2014 5:33:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies ^ | 7/23/14 | Carla Marinucci
    LOS ALTOS HILLS -- President Obama hit the Bay Area for a fast cash-and-grab fundraising drive Wednesday, but there were signs that even in one of the nation's most reliable Democratic ATMs, donor fatigue is setting in. There was no listed price for tickets for Obama's morning appearance at a roundtable in San Francisco for the House Majority PAC - the type of intimate gathering for which admission is usually $32,400 per person, the legal maximum. Some donors said tickets had been offered for a deep discount. And in Los Altos Hills, the heart of Silicon Valley big money, the...
  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

    04/20/2014 6:59:06 PM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4-20-14 | MICHAEL MELIA
    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface. Research by a Navy laboratory in Groton is now leading to changes for the undersea fleet. Military scientists concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24-hour schedule, and the Navy has endorsed the findings for any skippers who want to make the switch. The first submarine to try the new schedule on a...
  • First Physical Evidence of Gulf War Illness Discovered in Veterans' Brains

    03/20/2013 10:36:00 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers for the first time have discovered that veterans who suffer from “Gulf War Illness” have physical changes in their brains that may account for pain from actions as simple as putting on a shirt. Brain scans of 31 veterans with the illness, compared to 20 control subjects, revealed anomalies in the bundles of axons, also known as nerve fibers, that connect brain areas involved in the processing and perception of pain and fatigue. The Georgetown findings, published online today in PLOS ONE, could provide insight into the mysterious medical symptoms reported by Gulf War veterans,...
  • Transit union hires Democratic lobbying firm to help end bus-driver fatigue

    02/26/2012 4:10:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/12 | Kevin Bogardus
    Transit union hires Democratic lobbying firm to help end bus-driver fatigueBy Kevin Bogardus - 02/26/12 01:20 PM ET A major transit union has hired a well-connected Democratic lobbying firm to help with its push for bus drivers' overtime pay. The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) has hired the Ickes & Enright Group to lobby on the highway bill as well as on legislation that would remove an overtime pay exemption for intercity bus drivers. The firm began working for the union on Jan. 1, according to lobbying disclosure records, on what has become a huge issue for bus operators and companies:...
  • F-15 fatigue tests vital to aircraft's future

    09/02/2011 7:27:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies ^ | Sep. 02, 2011 | WAYNE CRENSHAW
    F-15 fatigue tests vital to aircraft's future By WAYNE CRENSHAW - From a small building in Byron to a lab in Israel and a Boeing facility in St. Louis, a massive effort is under way that will play an important role in the future of the F-15 Eagle. The two most extensive full-scale fatigue tests ever done on the venerated aircraft, along with complete teardowns of two others, will help determine what maintainers at Robins Air Force Base need to do to keep the aging fighter jet flying safely for years to come. Robins does depot maintenance, program management...
  • 2 Studies Examine Syndrome of Fatigue (XMRV retrovirus link to ME/CFS challenged)

    06/01/2011 10:52:29 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2011 | David Tuller
    In a blow to patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, two new studies published on Tuesday raised serious doubts about earlier reports that the disabling disease is linked to infection with XMRV, a poorly understood retrovirus. The new papers were posted online in the journal Science, which in October 2009 published the initial research linking XMRV to chronic fatigue syndrome. In an “editorial expression of concern” accompanying the two new studies, Bruce Alberts, editor in chief of the journal, declared that the earlier finding “is now seriously in question” and was most likely due to laboratory contamination. Dr. Vincent Racaniello, a...
  • Obama fatigue? Press room half empty for president

    12/14/2010 9:18:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 12/14/10 | Steve Thomma
    The White House Briefing Room was half empty when President Barack Obama delivered a statement Monday afternoon on a Senate vote related to the tax cuts legislation he's pushing. Reporters filled the first three rows for the president's appearance -- though a few were taking vacant seats. And almost every seat in the back four rows was empty. That kind of sparse attendance for a president's personal appearance is unusual, particularly for a president in his first term and one engaged in a high stales tax debate with Congress. Perhaps it was the short notice and late hour.
  • Fatigue test plots F-16 future for USAF

    12/07/2010 10:12:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 12/7/2010 | Stephen Trimble
    Lockheed Martin has received a US Air Force F-16 Block 50 fighter set aside to undergo a three-year series of fatigue life tests that will play a major role in deciding the fate of hundreds of similar aircraft. Over the next 15 years, the USAF inventory is projected to dip as much as 10% below the required threshold of 2,000 fighters. As a result, service officials are considering extending the service life of as many as 300 F-16s by as much as 50%, to 12,000 flight hours. But first the USAF must find out how much service life remains among...
  • Chevrolet Volt Fatigue Setting In

    07/30/2010 12:56:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 179 replies · 2+ views
    Business Week ^ | 07/30/2010 | David Welch
    The Chevrolet Volt may be wearing out its welcome. General Motors has been hyping the gasoline-electric car ever since the company showed it off to the public 1,300 days ago. The company has let countless reporters into its battery labs and given interviews with its engineers, all in a very credible attempt to show that GM has smart people with good ideas. And it has worked. GM has picked up some technological credibility and fostered goodwill with the environmental crowd. Now that GM is finally, after three and a half years, getting close to selling one, the commentariat is taking...
  • Analysis: Dems show signs of battle fatigue (from the AP)

    07/13/2010 7:58:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/13/10 | David Espo
    Analysis: Dems show signs of battle fatigueDavid Espo, Ap Special Correspondent Tue Jul 13, 5:53 pm ET WASHINGTON – Four months before midterm elections, the Obama administration and congressional Democrats show signs of collective battle fatigue, ducking political fights they might once have welcomed and quarreling among themselves as they confront the likelihood of majority-threatening losses this fall. Republicans pounce on every sign of Democratic discord, seemingly confident of a political payoff after a two-year campaign to kill whatever White Houses-backed legislation they could while slowing the rest. This past weekend, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs strayed across the...
  • Dems feel healthcare fatigue

    05/14/2010 11:44:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 821+ views
    the hill ^ | 5/14/10 | Julian Pecquet
    Healthcare reform fatigue has set in among Democrats, casting doubt that Congress will move much health-related legislation the rest of this session. Measures in jeopardy include bills that would require more information on healthcare prices, empower federal regulators to sign off on premium increases and strip insurers of their exemption from antitrust laws.
  • S.C. Legislators To Consider Censuring Gov. Sanford (Sanford Fatigue?)

    01/14/2010 8:16:09 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 186+ views
    Newspeak Public Radio ^ | January 12th | Steve Inskeep
    When the South Carolina Legislature begins its yearly session Tuesday, it will decide whether to take action against disgraced Gov. Mark Sanford. Sanford left the state without notice last summer for a secret rendezvous with an Argentine woman he referred to as his "soul mate." In the days after the affair came to light, a majority of legislators called for Sanford to resign or face impeachment. The Legislature now is merely considering a censure. ... HOCHBERG: Indeed. At the capitol yesterday, as legislators returned for this year's session, some spoke of what they called Sanford fatigue.
  • Blue Dogs Getting Spending Fatigue[View Video of Brief after Wed’s Meeting with Leading Economists]

    10/22/2009 3:27:09 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies · 798+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/21/09 | By Jared Allen
    The reservoir of Democratic support for legislation to stimulate the economy — while adding to the deficit — is drying up. Already faced with what many economists are labeling a jobless recovery, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are considering passing more measures to lower the nation’s highest unemployment rate in 26 years. Most of the fixes Democrats are eyeing would add to the budget deficit, which was recently estimated at $1.4 trillion. But fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats and the Democratic freshman class of 2008 are raising objections. Some members of these two factions reluctantly went along with the $787...
  • Tired doctors urged to beat fatigue with caffeine

    09/07/2009 5:18:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 982+ views
    Courrier Mail ^ | 9/7/09 | Matthew Fynes-Clinton and Michael Crutcher
    SIX cups of coffee - that's the State Government antidote to sleep-deprived doctors killing and harming their patients in a haze of exhaustion. The astonishing remedy forms part of Queensland Health's new doctor fatigue policy, currently being rolled out in public hospitals. The Courier-Mail yesterday reported the confessions of junior surgeons and medics whose exhaustion-induced errors had killed or hurt patients during "on-call" shifts of 30 to 80 hours. But a guidelines document underpinning QH's Fatigue Risk Management System claims "solutions such as 'we need more staff' might not be achievable or effective in managing a fatigue risk."
  • Obama and the Upchuck Factor

    08/20/2009 10:37:49 PM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 637+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2009 | Christopher Chantrill
    Among the most powerful psephological tools available to political strategists and commentators is the well-known Upchuck Factor. Never heard of it? I'm surprised. The Upchuck Factor is, quite simply, the length of time it takes the US voter to decide that s/he's "had enough" of the Democrats. And it looks like this year it is hitting a new record. You may have been taught in school, for instance, that the American people loved Franklin Delano Roosevelt so much that they would have gone on voting for him forever. In fact the American people demonstrated in the mid-term election of 1938...
  • 'Obama is overwhelmed.' (Obama ally says he's "too tired")

    03/08/2009 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 329 replies · 12,623+ views
    National Review ^ | Sunday, March 08, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    Perhaps it's just some Obama ally speaking out of school. But these are probably some of the most terrifying words to come from an unidentified source in some time: Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president's surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.A well-connected Washington figure,...
  • Poor Baby Obama: I Have To Make The ‘Really Hard’ Decisions

    03/08/2009 6:30:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 288 replies · 9,023+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two big stories emerged from Pres. Obama’s interview with New York Times reporters aboard Air Force One yesterday: 1. we have a whining, self-pitying president. 2. The Times scrubbed from its article the worst of the president’s comments, the ones that revealed him in that self-pitying light. Fortunately, the Today show had the tapes, and played them this morning. According to Today, when President Obama met with reporters from the New York Times yesterday aboard Air Force One, his goal was “trying to sound hopeful and reassuring.” Mission not accomplished. As ambivalent as were the president’s putatively reassuring words on...
  • With The Timing of a True Veteran

    08/23/2008 8:09:33 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 3 replies · 124+ views
    Self ^ | August 23, 2008 | Gargantua
    Actually, McCain and his crew are timing this perfectly, while Obama and his camp are showing their rampant inexperience. If McCain had been ripping Obama all along, by now his attacks would have become passé; "just more of the same from McCain." But waiting until now to step up the attack has a threefold benefit ~ very, verrrry smart on JM's part: 1) It's fresh, connecting, and attention-grabbing. 2) Timing has allowed McCain to assemble an aresnal of Obama missteps, so he can keep ramping it up right through the convention. 3) By doing it from now forward (instead of...