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  • Obama warns that sequester could derail February jobs surge (Commiecare™ not mentioned)

    03/10/2013 1:56:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/09/13 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama warned Saturday that automatic spending cuts known as the sequester threaten to stifle the surge in job growth the nation saw in February. Switching from the adversarial tone he has used to pressure Republican leaders in recent weeks, the president appealed to what he called the vision both parties share for the country. “As Democrats and Republicans, we may disagree on the best way to achieve our goals, but I’m confident we can agree on what those goals should be,” Obama said in his weekly address. He cited a vibrant middle class, an education system that gives more...
  • Wal-Mart shares tumble on report of weak February sales

    02/15/2013 1:19:31 PM PST · by mykroar · 43 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | 2/15/2013 | Reuters
    Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) fell 3 percent on Friday after Bloomberg quoted a mid-level executive's email as saying the world's largest retailer had the worst sales start to any month in seven years in February. Wal-Mart executives blamed the poor sales performance on increased payroll taxes as well as delayed tax returns, Bloomberg said. Higher payroll taxes this year are seen as a potential problem for Wal-Mart and other discount retailers that try to attract lower-income customers who have less disposable income. "In case you haven't seen a sales report these days, February (month-to-date) sales are a total...
  • All history is black history

    02/29/2012 8:39:22 AM PST · by combat_boots · 54 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 2/29/2012 | Mark LeVine, UC Irvine
    Why Black History Month? If a people has a past worth learning about, they also must have a future worth caring about. Irvine, CA - When I was a child, Black History Month, which since 1976 has been celebrated in February each year in the United States, used to mean something. Perhaps it was because I lived in the New York Metropolitan area in the still race-conscious 1970s and 1980s, but during February it was hard not to get at least a hint of an education about African American history and its contribution to the larger American mosaic, whether it...
  • Food prices increase 3.9% in February, highest jump in 36 years

    03/16/2011 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/16/11 | Ed Morrissey
    If grocery bills seem higher, you’re not imagining things. Thanks mostly to a sharp increase in fuel prices, the cost of food rose faster in February than in any month since November 1974 — not coincidentally, during a previous energy crisis: Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years. Excluding those volatile categories, inflation was tame. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the Producer Price Index rose a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent in February — double the 0.8 percent rise in...
  • Budget deficit hits record $222.5 billion in February

    03/10/2011 11:27:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/10/11 | David Lawder - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government posted a record monthly budget deficit of $222.5 billion in February as spending growth outstripped revenue gains that were crimped by tax cuts enacted late last year, the Treasury Department reported on Thursday. The budget gap for February -- typically a large deficit month -- beat the previous record of $220.91 billion set in February 2010. But it came in under the consensus forecast of a $227.5 billion gap from analysts polled by Reuters.
  • The $223 Billion February Deficit in Perspective

    03/08/2011 3:08:48 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | March 08, 2011 | Yossi Gestetner
    The Washington Times reports that the federal deficit for February 2011, was approximately $223 billion. No I didn't write 2.23 billion dollars. It is $223 billion; a record for one month. Here is some context: "•Dividing the $223 billion in the 28 days of February amounts to $7.9 billion in new debt per day. •Republicans are trying to cut spending by $60 billion for the remaining seven months of the current budget year. This is $8.57 billion in cuts per each month. No, not per day. $8.57 per month. •The $4 billion in "cuts" that Republicans won last week, is...
  • Sarah Palin: Roar and Response

    02/09/2011 7:29:46 PM PST · by curth · 9 replies · 1+ views
    A Time For Choosing ^ | 2/9/2011 | Gary P Jackson
    We came across this video from PassCode Creative, showcasing the work they did for Sarah Palin and SarahPAC. It’s a web ad touting their work, and highlighting the media reaction to those effective videos they produced. We thought readers would enjoy it because it’s high energy and exciting. Plus it’s fun to see the left wing pundits admit just how great [and effective] those SarahPAC videos are! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD2742TGxI0&feature=player_embedded
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2011

    01/31/2011 9:40:23 PM PST · by JustAmy · 2,914 replies
    2-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Calling All Americans! Help iOTW Celebrate “All Palin February”!!!!!!!

    01/24/2011 8:49:28 PM PST · by curth · 4 replies
    i Own The World ^ | 1/24/2911 | Ginger
    Send In Your Submissions Today! “All Palin February” It’s About All Of Us! Once again, Sarah Palin’s Left Base has come through in helping conservatives get the Palin message out. In response to Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank’s suggestion of a moratorium on media Palin stories for the month of February, we came up with a little idea of our own! “All Palin February” We here at iOTW will have at least one Sarah Palin item a day throughout the entire month of February, but we need your help. So, send in your favorite Palin stories, quotes, pictures, poems, etc.,...
  • Rep. McDermott tries to sneak anti-CIA amendment into bill in the dead of night (McD, anti-American)

    02/26/2010 11:04:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 776+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Liberal Democrats may tout openness, reform and transparency on the campaign trail but those promises never seem to make it past the Beltway when they return to Washington. In one of the more egregious examples of this truism, one needs to look no further than the efforts by Representative Jim McDermott (D-Washington) to pull a fast one and slip into the intelligence budget a provision that, in a backdoor way, impose fines and prison terms on intelligence officers who "abuse" captured terrorism suspects. The House Democratic leadership stopped a vote Thursday night on the $50 billion classified intelligence budget after...
  • Documents confirm White House pushing pro-union contracting policies

    02/23/2010 1:41:26 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 37 replies · 2,763+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/23/10 at 3:53 pm | Gautham Nagesh
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller confirm the White House is seriously considering adopting a series of proposals that would favor unionized companies bidding on federal contracts. The documents acknowledge the proposals are likely to increase the cost of government contracting and the size of the bureaucracy. The proposals, collectively known as “High Road Contracting Policy,” were first reported earlier this month. The basic elements of the policy would give preference to companies bidding on federal contracts that pay their hourly workers a “living wage” and provide health insurance, employer-funded pension plans and paid sick days. Following the report Republicans...
  • Mark Levin: I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he

    02/21/2010 1:14:06 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 1,266 replies · 15,623+ views
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | February 21, 2010 | Mark R. Levin
    I was invited to be the opening speaker at Saturday's CPAC session. I had accepted but then, to my amazement, I learned that the John Birch Society would be one of many co-sponsors. This takes the big-tent idea many steps too far for me. So, I withdrew. Apparently, others were not so moved. That's fine. But it wasn't for me. Bill Buckley and Barry Goldwater, among others, chased the Birchers from the movement decades ago. And they're not a part of the movement. So, to give them a booth at CPAC was boneheaded. I want to commend Bill Bennett for...
  • Hypocrite Harry Reid’s Filibuster Flip Flop

    02/20/2010 1:02:46 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 37 replies · 3,087+ views
    Hypocrite Harry Reid’s Filibuster Flip Flop http://www.breitbart.tv/naked-emperor-news-hypocrite-harry-reids-filibuster-flip-flop/ Breitbart.TV and NEN
  • Snowmageddon could cost up to 150,000 jobs in February

    02/12/2010 7:57:25 AM PST · by algernonpj · 22 replies · 515+ views
    CNNMoney.com ^ | February 11, 2010 | Chavon Sutton
    This month's blizzards are battering jobs. ... both people who have jobs and those who were set to start new positions couldn't get to work because of the weather. As a result, they'll file for unemployment benefits. ...
  • Another Look at Obama's Origins

    02/06/2010 10:45:49 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 402 replies · 6,830+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2-7-2010 | Jack Cashill - Commentary
    Return to the Article February 07, 2010Another Look at Obama's OriginsBy Jack Cashill The murky circumstances of Obama's birth invite attempts to make the known facts fit together. This article was prompted by two emails.  The first asked me why I had never weighed in on the birth certificate controversy surrounding President Barack Obama.  I responded that although I was troubled by the lack of documentation regarding all phases of Obama's history -- I'd be content with his SAT scores -- I could not understand why any pregnant American woman would go anywhere near Kenya. The second email was...
  • White House announces televised health meet (Hussein thinks we're fools)

    02/07/2010 6:11:24 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 144 replies · 6,150+ views
    Politico ^ | 02/07/10 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN & MIKE ALLEN
    President Barack Obama is planning to host a televised meeting with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on health care reform.
  • How a “Nice American Girl” Became a Jihadist

    02/05/2010 5:18:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 72 replies · 1,773+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-5-10 | Phyllis Chesler
    How a “Nice American Girl” Became a JihadistPosted By Phyllis Chesler On February 5, 2010 @ 12:04 am In FrontPage | 3 Comments Visit Pajamas [2]She studied at MIT and at Brandeis where she received a Ph.D in Neuroscience. Thus, she was both an educated and in some sense, a westernized woman. Both her Pakistani-born father and Pakistani husband are physicians who trained in the West, in England and America, respectively; her brother and sister are also highly trained professionals. Nevertheless, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui learned to hate America, hate Jews, and hate Israel right here in liberal America.Like a small...
  • The power of food: House quietly passes HR 2749, Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009

    02/05/2010 6:04:52 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 50 replies · 1,235+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | February 5, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    While millions of Americans are struggling to feed their families, President and Mrs. Obama have thrown 170 parties costing taxpayers an estimated $10 million dollars and have served such delicacies as Wagyu beef, at an obscene cost of $100 to $150 a pound, according to a special investigation done by GLOBE MAGAZINE. Was Henry Kissinger prescient when he said, “If you control the food supply, you control the people?” Just consider several troubling governmental actions concerning our food and water resources. The US House of Representatives quietly passed HR 2749, that if confirmed by the Senate and signed into law...
  • Labor leaders 'fuming' over Scott Brown assuming Senate seat today

    02/04/2010 3:31:15 PM PST · by truthandlife · 46 replies · 3,122+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-4-10 | Mark Hemingway
    Earlier this week, I noted that Democrats were frantically trying do some special favors for labor unions before Scott Brown was seated and Democrats lost their supermajority in the Senate. They succeeded in getting Patricia Smith, the Obama administration's nominee for Solicitor of Labor, through a party-line cloture vote, even though it's entirely likely she lied in her Senate testimony about a program she was involved in as New York's labor commissioner that unjustly benefited unions. However, with Scott Brown being seated today and Democrats losing their supermajority, Big Labor may well have just seen their secret weapon shot down....
  • Ex-BofA chief Lewis charged with fraud

    02/04/2010 1:31:17 PM PST · by lbryce · 50 replies · 1,739+ views
    CNN Money ^ | February 4, 2010 | David Ellis
    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Thursday it was bringing civil charges against senior Bank of America executives, including former company CEO Ken Lewis, for their role in the company's controversial purchase of Merrill Lynch. Separately, the Securities and Exchange Commission said it had struck a $150 million settlement agreement with BofA over its decision to pay billions of dollars in bonuses to former Merrill employees. The lawsuit contends that the bank's management team understated the losses at Merrill in order to get shareholders to approve the deal, then subsequently overstated the firm's willingness to terminate the merger to...
  • Barack Obama To Travel to Indonesia With Family

    02/02/2010 9:31:16 AM PST · by Steelfish · 112 replies · 2,088+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 02, 2010
    Barack Obama To Travel to Indonesia With Family US President Barack Obama and his family will retrace his childhood steps, travelling to Indonesia next month in a nostalgic return to the country where he lived with his late mother and Indonesian stepfather in the 1960s. 02 Feb 2010 The trip, in the second half of March, has been greatly anticipated in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country since Mr Obama's inauguration, which was welcomed in Indonesia as the start of a new era in US diplomacy. Dino Patti Djalal, a spokesman for Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said the visit...
  • Obama's Secret Slush Fund

    02/02/2010 10:21:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 886+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/2/10 | Phil Kerpen
    The big news in last year’s budget release was the revelation that the Obama administration planned to use cap-and-trade to raise $646 billion dollars over ten years to finance its big spending programs. At the time I wrote here in the Fox Forum that estimate was a lowball of what actually constituted the biggest tax increase in U.S. history, something White House economist Jason Furman later admitted when he revealed the real revenue would likely be triple the official estimate. So the first thing I checked in this year’s budget was how much revenue was expected from the cap-and-trade energy...
  • Backdoor taxes to hit middle class (The "pulled" Reuters article?)

    02/02/2010 10:25:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 3 replies · 1,149+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo Canada ^ | 2/1/10 | Terri Cullen
    NEW YORK (Reuters.com) --The Obama administration's plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families. In the 2010 budget tabled by President Barack Obama on Monday, the White House wants to let billions of dollars in tax breaks expire by the end of the year -- effectively a tax hike by stealth. While the administration is focusing its proposal on eliminating tax breaks for individuals who earn $250,000 a year or more, middle-class families will face a...
  • Iran Will Deliver Telling Blow To Global Powers On Feb. 11

    01/31/2010 6:49:19 PM PST · by edpc · 642 replies · 19,067+ views
    Press TV ^ | 31 Jan 2010 | Unattributed
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the "global arrogance" on this year's anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. "The Islamic Revolution opened a window to liberty for the human race, which was trapped in the dead ends of materialism," Ahmadinejad said during a cabinet meeting on Sunday. "If the Islamic Revolution had not occurred, liberalism and Marxism would have crushed all human dignity in their power-seeking and money-grubbing claws. Nothing would have remained of human and spiritual principles," he added. Ahmadinejad said that in the three decades of its history, the Islamic Revolution had...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2010

    01/31/2010 9:55:02 PM PST · by JustAmy · 1,962 replies · 10,230+ views
    February 1, 2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • February Statistics Show Solid Recruiting, Retention Success

    03/10/2009 5:07:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 313+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 10, 2009 – Defense Department officials today announced across-the-board recruiting and retention successes in February, with every service meeting or exceeding its active-duty, reserve and National Guard goals. The statistics reflect solid recruiting performance during a month that Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman noted is traditionally a slow recruiting period. Both the Army and Marine Corps, which are in the midst of growing their forces, exceeded their February goals. The Army led active-component recruiting, signing on 324 more soldiers than its 6,000-soldier goal for February. The Marine Corps, with 1,752 new accessions, topped its monthly goal by a...
  • U.S. private sector cuts 697,000 jobs in February ('swoon' creating more potential union members?)

    03/04/2009 8:09:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 311+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/09 | Burton Frierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. private sector job losses accelerated in February, according to a report by ADP Employer Services that suggests hefty employment declines are on the way in the government's payrolls report due on Friday. ADP said on Wednesday that private employers cut 697,000 jobs in February versus a revised 614,000 jobs lost in January. The January job cuts were originally reported at 522,000. It was the biggest job loss since the report's launch in 2001 and showed the misery of declining employment spreading broadly and evenly throughout the economy. The service sector, which often resists the grip...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2009

    01/31/2009 11:05:16 PM PST · by JustAmy · 4,458 replies · 26,283+ views
    2-1-09 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • HEADS UP, SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC!

    01/25/2009 1:02:18 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies · 452+ views
    SELF | Jan 25, 2009 | swampsniper
    Just in time for February!
  • California may be out of cash in February

    12/05/2008 1:44:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,120+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/5/08 | Jim Christie
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California is on track to run out of cash in February or March and faces a $15 billion cash shortage by the end of its fiscal year in June unless officials plug an $11.2 billion budget gap, according to the state's budget director. Additionally, if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers fail to close the current fiscal year's budget shortfall soon, California, the most populous U.S. state, may in March delay payments to its vendors or hand them notes promising payment, according to a December 1 letter to top lawmakers from the director of the Department of...
  • Minneapolis Grain Exchange Sets February Volume Record

    03/03/2008 10:13:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 76+ views
    Grainnet ^ | 03/03/08
    Minneapolis Grain Exchange Sets February Volume Record Minneapolis, MN—Unprecedented volatility and record prices continued in the Minneapolis Grain Exchange’s (MGEX or Exchange) Hard Red Spring Wheat contract contributing to another record-setting volume month. February trading closed with an all-time high volume for February of 190,327 contracts surpassing the previous February volume record set in 2005 of 175,748 contracts by 8.3 percent. This is the 4th highest volume month in MGEX history and the fifth month in a row to post a new volume record. February electronic volume was the 2nd highest electronic volume month in Exchange history with 70,140 contracts...
  • Romney in Southern California Tonight [Long Beach, 7:30 pm, Monday (2/4)]

    02/03/2008 9:37:41 PM PST · by americanophile · 45 replies · 544+ views
    Romney for President | February 3, 2008 | MittRomney.com
  • CA: February ballot also likely to include political reforms ('Re-districting' "reform" is back)

    03/15/2007 7:05:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 260+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/15/07 | Laura Kurtzman - ap
    The presidential race might not be the only matter before California voters in February. The primary ballot also could feature a package of political reforms that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to craft with Democrats in the state Legislature. Schwarzenegger wants to take away the Legislature's power to draw California's political map and give it to an independent panel. He also wants to ban fundraising during the months when most of the state's major business is done. It would cover the period from mid-May until the budget is passed, the final month of the legislative session and the following month...
  • February a Good Recruiting Month for Active Services

    03/13/2007 5:56:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 273+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2007 – Active-duty recruiting is in good shape, with all services making or exceeding their goals in February, but four of the six reserve components did not make their numbers, Defense Department officials announced yesterday. The two ground services exceeded their recruiting goals for February -- historically a slow month for recruiting. The Army had a goal of 6,000 recruits and actually enlisted 6,196, for 103 percent. The Marine Corps had a target of 1,696 and enlisted 1,792, for 106 percent of its goal. The achievement is all that more impressive, DoD officials said, since it...
  • February begins with cache discoveries

    02/11/2007 9:54:51 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 372+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Capt. Dawn Williams
    CAMP LIBERTY — Iraqi Security Forces and American Soldiers patrol the streets of Baghdad together. Their mission: provide security so the citizens of Iraq can live in a safer environment. Since the beginning of February, these force's operations have resulted in the discovery of 60 weapons caches. Combined, these caches contained more than 2,000 mortar rounds, rockets, dynamite, homemade explosives, anti-tank landmines and numerous pistol and rifle munitions. “The confiscation of weapons and munitions from caches hinders the (the insurgents) ability to attack Iraqi security forces, the coalition and Iraqi citizens,” said Lt. Col. Scott R. Bleichwehl, Multi-National Division (MND)-Baghdad...
  • Iraqis to Command Four Northern Divisions by February, U.S. General Says

    12/01/2006 4:24:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 323+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2006 -- Iraqi officers will soon command all four Iraqi army divisions operating in northern Iraq, a senior U.S. officer said today. “By February, all four Iraqi divisions in Multinational Division North will be under Iraqi ground-force command,” U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon told Pentagon reporters during a satellite briefing. Mixon is the commander of Multinational Division North as well as commander of the 25th Infantry Division. The two-star general’s area of responsibility covers six Iraqi provinces in northern Iraq that include the cities of Kirkuk, Balad, Tikrit, Mosul and Samarra. The general said...
  • Fort reports fewer than 200 illegals in February (Fort Huachuca, AZ)

    03/11/2006 11:00:19 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 384+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Last month, 177 illegal immigrant were detained by post law enforcement and turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol. The number held on the fort last month is about 100 less than February 2005, according to statistics provided by the post public affairs office. Since Oct. 1 through the end of last month 546 illegal immigrants were detained on the fort compared to 940 for the first five months of the previous federal budget year.
  • Bitter Cold Spreads Across Much of U.S.

    02/19/2006 7:31:59 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 55 replies · 1,304+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 19, 2006 | AP
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. Feb 19, 2006 (AP)— Utility crews worked Sunday to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses from Michigan to Maine following a weekend winter storm, while slick roads and heavy winds were blamed for several deadly accidents. As far south as Texas, ice and freezing rain canceled dozens of flights over the weekend at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, including 85 American Airlines flights, according to a company spokesman. Little Rock, Ark., had a Sunday morning low of 18. Farther west, Alliance, Neb., bottomed out at 8 below, the National Weather Service said. In the Upper Midwest, the...
  • Freeman Criticizes Black History Month

    12/15/2005 5:42:54 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 51 replies · 1,709+ views
    Comcast (c/o Associated Press) ^ | 12/15/2005 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - Morgan Freeman says the concept of a month dedicated to black history is "ridiculous." "You're going to relegate my history to a month?" the 68-year-old actor says in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" to air Sunday (7 p.m. EST). "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." Black History Month has roots in historian Carter G. Woodson's Negro History Week, which he designated in 1926 as the second week in February to mark the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Woodson said he hoped the week could one day be eliminated...
  • Teresa Heinz drops 'Kerry'

    11/21/2005 6:50:03 PM PST · by george76 · 106 replies · 3,874+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | February 6, 2005 | Tamara Rodriguez Reichberg
    A campaign convenience is no more. Teresa Heinz, the erstwhile Teresa Heinz Kerry, has stopped using the last name of her husband... Preceding its Women Who Make a Difference Awards dinner next month, the National Council for Research on Women is featuring "a conversation with Teresa Heinz," according to a release from the organization. The council failed to mention the final half of the Fox Chapel ketchup heiress' formerly elongated last name in several other references.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • 'Passion' Breaks February Records

    02/29/2004 11:12:59 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 4 replies · 70+ views
    Zap2it.com ^ | February 29, 2004 | Mike Szymanski
    'Passion' Breaks February Records Sun, Feb 29, 2004, 10:02 AM PT By Mike Szymanski LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) -- Driven by religious groups packing the theaters, "The Passion of the Christ" has surpassed $117.5 million since its opening on Ash Wednesday and has set all sorts of box office records. Not only is the Mel Gibson directed story about the last day of Jesus the biggest February opening of all time, taking in $76.2 million this weekend alone, it's the seventh biggest opening of any film of all time, just beneath "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones" and...
  • Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Sold-out Office Depot Success Conference, Feb 22, Boca Raton

    02/18/2004 3:28:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies · 451+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/18/04
    Press Release Source: Office Depot ADVISORY/Senator Hillary Clinton, D-NY, Kicks off Sold-out Office Depot Success Strategies for Businesswomen Conference on Sunday, February 22 Wednesday February 18, 3:59 pm ET (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Katie Couric, Mary Matalin, Dawn Hudson, Iyanla Vanzant and Other Notables Will Address More Than 700 Professional Women From Across the Country WHO: The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton will open Office Depot's Fourth Annual Success Strategies for Businesswomen Conference on Sunday, February 22, delivering a keynote address from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Dawn Hudson, President of Pepsi-Cola North America, will provide a keynote address on Monday, February 23 from 8:15-9:15 a.m....
  • Virginia Freeper Huddle: who do we vote for on Tuesday ???

    02/05/2004 9:54:16 AM PST · by Salgak · 51 replies · 146+ views
    Vanity | 2/5/04 | Self
    Well, now that Dean has self-destructed, and Kerry is well on the way to the nomination, is it even worth it, voting in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday ?? If so, who for ? Dean's no longer a factor, Edwards is as slimy as Kerry, if not more. . . is this the time to go back to the old plan of voting for Reverend Al for sheer comic value ????
  • Candlemas And Groundhogs

    02/04/2004 8:35:27 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 15 replies · 247+ views
    www.countypressonline.com ^ | 02/04/2004 | By Ron Pritsch
    February derives its name from the Latin verb, "februare, " meaning to purify and, as one might expect, various rites of purification took place in ancient times during this upcoming month. Light also played an important role in many ancient purification rites and beliefs and so, understandably, light plays a significant role in the tales and actions of this month, especially in regard to Candlemas Day and Groundhog Day which were both observed on Feb. 2. How did this all come about? It all started in ancient Rome. Candlemas actually had its antecedents in a pagan festival. During this festival...
  • Rummy's No. 2 (Deputy Defense Secretary Wolfowitz may bow out by February)

    12/07/2003 5:28:18 PM PST · by hapc · 22 replies · 147+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | December 15, 2003 | Paul Bedard
    RUMMYS NO. 2Word is that Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz may bow out as soon as February.Replacement requirements: a strong manager, one who can repair problems with the military and could take over for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.Several names have bubbled up including Deputy White House National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, a former Pentagon assistant, and NASA boss Sean O'Keefe, a former Secretary of the Navy.
  • International Space Station can be seen Wednesday night

    02/10/2003 7:49:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 227+ views
    2/10/03
    On February 12, between 7:12 and 7:15pm EST, the International Space Station can been seen if skies are clear. It will be 59° above the horizon and should appear as a solid white object.
  • Retail sales rise 0.3 percent in February

    03/13/2002 4:55:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 182+ views
    AP ^ | 3-13-03 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) --  Shoppers, after being tightfisted in January, opened their wallets and pocketbooks in February, pushing sales at the nation's retailers up by 0.3 percent.</p> <p>The advance -- the largest in four months -- came after Americans trimmed their spending by 0.3 percent in January, reflecting in large part a drop in spending on cars and trucks as free-financing offers waned, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.</p>