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  • Obama’s Former DHS Nominee: Boston Bombers Are Murderers Not Terrorists (Video)

    04/22/2013 10:04:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/22/13 | Jim Hoft
    Good grief. Another Obama-linked nutcase. Obama’s former DHS nominee, Philip Mudd, told Chris Wallace yesterday on Fox News Sunday are more like murderers and not terrorists. “I would charge these guys as murders not terrorists,.”
  • Former pilot and 9/11 conspiracy theorist shoots and kills 2 teen children, then himself

    02/06/2013 6:14:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Boingboing.net ^ | 2/4/13 | Xeni Jardin
    Phillip (alternately, "Philip") Marshall, 54, a career airline pilot who claimed to have once served as a contract pilot for the CIA and DEA during the Iran-Contra affair, shot and killed his two teenage children, and the family dog, then killed himself. The apparent murder-suicide was discovered at the family home in an upscale gated golfing community in Murphys, California. According to local news reports, teen friends of Alex Marshall, 17 (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and Macaila Marshall (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), 14, noticed the siblings had not been active via text or social media updates since Thursday and went by the...
  • Police: Former death row inmate kills mom

    01/10/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    AP, via www.sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother. -- SNIP -- The California Supreme Court reversed his death sentence in 1969 after finding 12 prospective jurors were dismissed because they said they opposed the death penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a year earlier that such jurors shouldn't be automatically excluded from a death penalty case unless they make clear they can't impose capital punishment under any circumstance. Stanworth was sentenced to death...
  • Minus 12: Obama Calls UnitedStates ‘A Former Colony’

    11/08/2012 12:08:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/8/12 | Patrick Burke
    In his re-election victory speech on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama referred to the United States as a singular “former colony,” when the United States was actually composed of 13 separate colonies prior to gaining independence from the British. “Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward,” said Obama, which was the first sentence of his remarks in Chicago, Ill. Before the United States won its independence from Great Britain with the Treaty of Paris in 1783,
  • Luntz Focus Group Of Mostly Former Obama Voters Switch To Romney

    10/16/2012 8:50:53 PM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    video at link...... A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney. "Forceful, compassionate, presidential," one participant said. "Confident and realistic," said another. "Presidential," another told Luntz. "Enthusiastic," another reacted. "Our next president," one man said. "Dynamo, winner," said one more.
  • Former FBI agent Shipley enters halfway house

    09/23/2012 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/23/12 | David Codrea
    FBI John Shipley gun trafficking Gun control gun rights Advertisement Accompanied by his parents and wife, former FBI agent John Shipley, convicted of illegal gun dealing, was transported to a halfway house facility in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month to complete the remainder of his sentenced incarceration, a source close to the case told Gun Rights Examiner this weekend. “There are a lot of different offenders including gang members and sex offenders,” the source revealed. “John was able to see a counselor to have the rules explained and to be evaluated,” the source reported. “He has to attend certain...
  • Former MO Governor Sentenced For Laundering Funds to Democrats

    07/09/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/9/12 | Jim Hoft
    Former Missouri Democrat Governor Roger Wilson was sentenced today for misusing money to make political donations. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, via Free Republic: Former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson was sentenced to probation in federal court here Monday for misusing money to make political donations. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Ann Medler’s sentence was expected. Wilson faced probation to six months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. His lawyer, Robert Haar, had asked for probation, citing his long public service record. After a lengthy investigation, Wilson was indicted in April on a misdemeanor insurance charge for laundering a total $8,000 in...
  • Former Tea Party Spokesman Cleared of Kidnapping, Rape Charges After Alleged Victim Recants

    Prosecutors have dropped kidnapping and rape charges against a former San Diego Tea Party spokesman after the alleged victim recanted her story. Michael Kobulnicky, 54, was arrested earlier this month and accused of sexually assaulting a 56-year-old woman he allegedly picked up in his car. According to San Diego Fox affiliate KSWB-TV, the alleged victim appeared at a bail hearing Monday and told the judge Kobulnicky was not the man who assaulted her. On Wednesday, she recanted her story to prosecutors and said she was never kidnapped or raped.
  • Former Aide: Ron Paul is 'Most Certainly Anti-Israel'

    12/26/2011 4:24:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/11 | Chana Yaar
    A former senior aide to GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has decided to "set the record straight" in a 'tell all' post on the Right Wing News blog -- and in the process, has confirmed that Paul wishes "the Israeli state did not exist at all." Eric Dondero served as former senior aide to Paul when he was a U.S. Congressman from 1997 to 2003, and worked closely with the candidate as an aide since 1988. "I've noticed in some media that my words have been twisted and used for an agenda from both sides," Dondero wrote, explaining from the...
  • Obama's former campaign funders on Wall Street turn against him

    09/30/2011 12:08:41 AM PDT · by thecodont · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times
    Reporting from New York— The race is on to tap one of the most vital sources of campaign cash — Wall Street — and the early results are not looking good for President Obama. The president's campaign struggled this week to sell out a fundraising dinner Friday at Manhattan's gilded Four Seasons restaurant despite its being hosted by America's No. 1 capitalist, Warren Buffett, according to people close to the campaign who were not authorized to speak publicly. The dinner for 100 was also a relative bargain at $10,000 a plate; recent fundraisers in Hollywood and New York have gone...
  • Former Googler Asks Obama: Please Raise My Taxes!

    09/26/2011 5:13:03 PM PDT · by Son House · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | Tomio Geron
    Former early Google employee Doug Edwards had a message for President Obama today: Raise my taxes, please. Edwards, who was employee #59 at Google and is now not working, asked the question in Mountain View, Calif. at the Town Hall event today Obama held with LinkedIn to discuss job creation. “My question is would you please raise my taxes?” Edwards said from the audience during the question and answer period. “I would like very much for our country to continue to invest in things like Pell grants, infrastructure, job training–programs that made it possible for me to get to where...
  • NLRB Chairman’s Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence

    09/24/2011 10:36:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/24/11 | LaborUnionReport
    NLRB Chairman’s Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence A little over a month ago, in a case that drew national attention, a man was targeted at his home, shot and injured, all because he dared to run union free business. Now, in Buffalo, New York, a case involving outrageous allegations of labor-racketeering and union violence aimed at non-union construction workers and company owners is proceeding through the judicial process. Its outcome, however, may have wide-ranging ramifications on a national level. Forget for a moment that a man was stabbed in the throat, hot coffee thrown on non-union workers, sand put...
  • Former "Scholar in Residence" at Rifqa Bary's Noor Mosque in Ohio Calls to Kill Israeli Ambassador

    08/29/2011 3:42:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/29/11 | Pamela Geller
    Here is explicit and terrible evidence that we must monitor the mosques in America. During my deposition in the $10,000,000 (say what?) lawsuit against me by Rifqa Bary's parents' lawyer, Omar Tarazi, he took exception to my description of the Noor mosque as a terror-tied mosque. In my opinion, this means that telling the truth about the Noor mosque was .......... in effect a violation of sharia in America. According to shariah, you cannot blaspheme Islam, the prophet or Muslims--i.e., put them in a bad light even if TRUE. I stood by my description. One of the examples I cited...
  • Former Bush Staffer: Tea Party Activist Not Respectful in Confrontation With Obama

    08/16/2011 9:02:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 128 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8/16/11 | Sara Sorcher
    A former member of George W. Bush’s senior staff said that the tea party activist who confronted Barack Obama in Iowa was using an inappropriate tactic to try to embarrass the president. At the town-hall meeting on Monday, founder and chairman of the Iowa Tea Party Ryan Rhodes interrupted and confronted Obama about a disputed report that during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, Vice President Joe Biden called tea party activists “terrorists” for holding the debt-ceiling negotiations "hostage."
  • GOP darling Newt Gingrich accused of Twitter fraud

    08/02/2011 7:41:41 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 41 replies
    The Register ^ | 2 August 2011 | Rik Myslewski
    Fading US presidential candidate and conservative darling Newton "Newt" Leroy Gingrich denies that a high percentage of his 1.3 million Twitter followers are bought-and-paid-for fakes, despite reports – and alleged evidence – to the contrary. "We've never utilized firms, agencies, or outside organizations to inflate Newt's Twitter followers," his press secretary, R.C. Hammond, told ABC News. Newt Gingrich Hammond's statement came in response to accusations from an unnamed former Gingrich staffer, who told Gawker on Monday: "Newt employs a variety of agencies whose sole purpose is to procure Twitter followers for people who are shallow/insecure/unpopular enough to pay for them."...
  • Former Czech Leader Charged for Calling Islam an Enemy

    07/11/2011 9:12:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Former Czech Prime Milos Zeman may face criminal charges for calling Islam an ”anti-civilization” enemy whose type of thinking he compared with the Nazis. Speaking at an international conference on Europe last month, Zeman stated, “The enemy is the anti-civilization spreading from North Africa to Indonesia. Two billion people live in it and it is financed partly from oil sales and partly from drug sales.” The former prime minister, who is known for strong statements and insulting speeches, last week compared the manner and strength of Muslim beliefs in the Koran with the followers of Nazism, who he noted believed...
  • Former Obama adviser Eric Schmidt tries to hide donations at Google

    04/01/2011 6:18:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/1/11 | Neil Stevens
    Correction on the title of this piece: His campaign advisory role carried over to a ongoing Presidential advisory role, so “Former” isn’t quite accurate. Google Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt tried to use his influence within Google to gain privacy from searches about him, specifically trying to hide his political donations through secret “whitelists” whose existence has only recently been admitted. This revelation from Steven Levy’s new book In the Plex is not surprising given Schmidt’s high level of political activity, advising candidate Barack Obama on tech issues, and now rumored as a candidate to be the next Secretary...
  • Former Organizing for America staffer interfered with FOIA requests at Department of Homeland

    03/31/2011 9:49:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/30/11 | Mike Riggs
    New emails and testimony from Department of Homeland Security FOIA officer Catherine Papoi reveal that a former Obama campaign staffer repeatedly asked Papoi and her team to redact portions of “politically sensitive” documents, as well as portions of documents that were already publicly available. Papoi, who came under fire at DHS for complaining that “sensitive” FOIA requests were being vetted by political employees, testified on March 3 that Willard “Clint” Carte, a DHS attorney with the title of “confidential assistant,” attempted to block a FOIA request for DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s calendar in which Napolitano’s secretary had referred to Secretary...
  • Former CIA Agent Scolds CNN Anchor: 'You're Just Carrying Water For Obama'

    03/31/2011 6:24:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/31/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Michael Scheuer, a former counter-terrorism analyst for the CIA, scolded CNN's Christine Romans Thursday for letting her support for the current President show. Toward the end of a lengthy interview on "American Morning" about the situation in Libya, Romans took issue with her guest saying America is "nearly bankrupt" leading Scheuer to respond, "You're just carrying the water for Mr. Obama" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Gallup: Michelle Obama’s Former Congressional District Dead Last for ‘Healthy Behavior’

    03/30/2011 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/30/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNNews.com) - The former home congressional district of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama ranks dead last in the United States for “healthy behavior,” according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released this month. Out of 436 districts measured by the Well-Being Index—including the 435 U.S. Congressional Districts plus the District of Columbia—the 1st Congressional District of Illinois ranked 436th for the “healthy behavior” of its residents in 2010. That was down from the district’s ranking of 408th for “healthy behavior” in 2009, which was Mrs.Obama’s first year as first lady. Every one of the Gallup-Healthways top ten Congressional...
  • A Former SEIU Official's Plan to Crash America's Financial System

    03/28/2011 3:34:07 AM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 23, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: BusinessInsider.com: "Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America -- A former official of one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU, has a secret plan to 'destabilize' the country. The plan is designed to destroy JP Morgan, nuke the stock market, and weaken Wall Street's grip on power, thus creating the conditions necessary for a redistribution of wealth and a change in government. The former SEIU official, Stephen Lerner, spoke in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend." A website, "The Blaze procured what appears...
  • Former Clinton Official Paid $26 Million by Fannie Mae Before Taxpayer Bailout Now on Obama...

    03/23/2011 3:47:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/23/11 | Chris Neefus
    (CNSNews.com) –Jamie Gorelick, a former Clinton administration official who has reportedly made the Obama administration's to become considering the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was paid more than $26 million in total compensation as a top executive at Fannie Mae--before taxpayers had to bail out the mortgage giant. Gorelick, who left the Clinton Justice Department in 1997 to work for Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines, was paid $26,466,834 in salary, bonuses, performance pay and stock options from 1998 to 2003, according to the Report of the Special Examination of Fannie Mae (2006), conducted by the Office...
  • I just called Nancy Pelosi's Office in Washington.

    11/01/2010 9:26:36 AM PDT · by pansgold · 13 replies
    XI / I / MMX | pansgold
    202 225-4965 I just told her receptionist to let Speaker Pelosi she will be FIRED tomorrow and to get ready to turn in her gavel. "... But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it..." YOU"RE FIRED!
  • Former Shirley Sherrod employee accusesher of exploiting black farm laborers

    08/04/2010 11:42:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/4/10 | Tom Blumer
    Readers who read my original Washington Examiner post about Shirley Sherrod know that she and husband Charles received $150,000 each for "pain and suffering” as part of "a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack." Based on history presented by Ron Wilkins yesterday at Counterpunch, it's appropriate to ask: "Whose pain and suffering?" It now seems that Mr. and Mrs. Sherrod inflicted quite a bit of pain and suffering on their own -- and on some of the very people Mr. Sherrod described as "our own"
  • Former inmate recalls daring escape from Auschwitz

    07/20/2010 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/20/10 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    NOWY TARG, Poland – With every step toward the gate, Jerzy Bielecki was certain he would be shot. The day was July 21, 1944. Bielecki was walking in broad daylight down a pathway at Auschwitz, wearing a stolen SS uniform with his Jewish sweetheart Cyla Cybulska by his side. His knees buckling with fear, he tried to keep a stern bearing on the long stretch of gravel to the sentry post. The German guard frowned at his forged pass and eyed the two for a period that seemed like an eternity — then uttered the miraculous words: "Ja, danke" —...
  • Former US official sentenced to life in prison for espionage

    07/16/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    monsters and critics ^ | 7/16/10 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur, by Staff
    Washington - A former US State Department official has been sentenced to life in prison for spying, while his wife was ordered to spend nearly seven years behind bars for helping to pass highly classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said Friday. Walter Kendall Myers, 73, and wife Gwendolyn, 71, pleaded guilty in November to espionage charges and acting as agents for the Cuban government. Myers had also admitted to passing top secret information in a conversation with an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said.
  • Former Hillary Clinton Finance Chairman Gets 12 Years for Ponzi Scheme, NYT Buries Story

    07/16/2010 2:50:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 7/16/10 | Ken Shepherd
    Yesterday Hassan Nemazee was sentenced to 12 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme some proceeds of which were funneled into Democratic campaigns. The New York financier was no stranger to liberal Democratic politics, having served as national finance chairman for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and New York state finance chairman for John Kerry's 2004 presidential run. He also donated a generous $50,000 to President Obama's inaugural festivities. Yet in reporting the development, both the Washington Post and the New York Times downplayed the story.
  • Former Justice Attorney Set to Testify in New Black Panther Case

    07/05/2010 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | 7/5/10 | Eric Shawn
    A former Justice official who claims the administration backed off a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party for racial reasons is set to testify Tuesday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The testimony from J. Christian Adams, who resigned from the Justice Department last month in protest of the administration's handling of the case, comes after he made a series of explosive allegations during an interview with Fox News last week. He said the administration abandoned an open-and-shut case of voter intimidation and that Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez gave false testimony before the commission in...
  • Sanchez and Former Arafat Adviser: Israel's a Danger to US Troops

    03/17/2010 4:04:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 455+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/17/10 | Noel Sheppard
    Rick Sanchez Tuesday invited on a former adviser to deceased Palestinian terrorist Yasser Arafat in order to tell viewers how Israel has become a threat to American troops. The CNNer devoted a good amount of his two-hour "Rick's List" to teeing up a number of guests and fellow so-called journalists to voice their anti-Israel sentiments.
  • US Consulate sued by former employee

    01/09/2010 9:34:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/9/10 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Alleged terror ties are at the heart of a lawsuit the US Consulate in Jerusalem is fighting; it is being sued for NIS 250,000 by a former employee who the consulate discovered had ties with Hamas. The plaintiff is Azam Qiq, who worked at the diplomatic mission until 2006 as a mechanic. His father was Hassan Qiq, the former head of Hamas in Jerusalem, who died in 2006.
  • Former bin Laden bodyguard is among ex-guerrillas in Yemen

    01/05/2010 7:58:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 513+ views
    Wapo ^ | 1/5/10 | Sudarsan Raghavan
    SANAA, YEMEN -- When he served in the Afghan mountains as Osama bin Laden's personal bodyguard, Nasser al-Bahri said, he was known as "The Killer." Today, Bahri is a business consultant in Yemen who favors Western-style pinstriped shirts, crisp slacks and black loafers. But his ideas are still radical: Ask him whether jihadists should kill Americans on U.S. soil and he replies without hesitation, "America is a legitimate target."
  • Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    09/17/2009 12:19:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 743+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/17/09 | Jim Tankersley and Josh Meyer
    The Justice Department investigation centers on a 2006 decision to award oil shale leases in Colorado to a Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary. Months later, the oil giant hired Norton as a legal counsel. Reporting from Washington - The Justice Department is investigating whether former Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton illegally used her position to benefit Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the company that later hired her, according to officials in federal law enforcement and the Interior Departmen The criminal investigation centers on the Interior Department's 2006 decision to award three lucrative oil shale leases on federal land in Colorado to a...
  • Former Speechwriter Says Bush Slammed Obama, Predicted Palin Debacle

    09/15/2009 10:55:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 130 replies · 5,598+ views
    Former president George W. Bush had a flair for insulting the people fighting to be his successor, former speechwriter Matt Latimer reveals in the October issue of GQ. The piece, an excerpt from Latimer's forthcoming book, "Speech Less: Tales of a White House Survivor," gives a candid look at the final days of the Bush presidency. In several passages, Bush comments on the candidates then vying for the White House: The president, like me, didn't seem to be in love with any of the available options. He always believed Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic nominee. "Wait till her fat...
  • Former USS Cole Commander Assails Release of Terrorist Suspected of Trying to Murder U.S. Soldier

    08/25/2009 1:56:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 659+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 8/25/09 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - A terror suspect charged with the attempted murder of two U.S. soldiers -- before a judge ruled that his confession was coerced and inadmissible -- returned home to Afghanistan on Monday, the same day news broke of a policy change in interrogations. After many Democrats and some Republican lawmakers called the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation techniques such as playing loud music and waterboarding “torture,” President Barack Obama reassigned interrogation responsibilities from the CIA to the National Security Council – which is run out of the White House, the Washington Post first reported.
  • Former Obama Supporters

    07/12/2009 8:11:04 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 21 replies · 1,722+ views
    I think we should support these guys; Welcome them to the "tea party" coalition: they're the kind of friends we need (even though some, just like the PUMAs do not believe everything we do--we can work on that through friendships;)- debating the issues:).
  • Former Jordanian PM Calls Israel 'A Cancer'

    07/01/2009 9:21:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 696+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 7/1/09 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Former Jordanian prime minister Abd Al-Raouf Al-Rawabdeh delivered a speech recently in which he called Israel “a cancer that must be eradicated.”
  • Former Bush Official: Clinton Wrong about "Settlements"

    06/25/2009 6:19:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 6/25/09 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Elliot Abrams, who served under United States Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, took issue Thursday with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's claims that there were no understandings between the Bush administration and Israel about construction for natural growth in Judea and Samaria. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Abrams said, "Despite fervent denials by Obama administration officials, there were indeed agreements between Israel and the United States regarding the growth of Israeli settlements on the West Bank."
  • Dem's and GOP Contest W.H. Claim That Fired IG Was ‘Confused’ and ‘Disoriented’

    06/24/2009 10:58:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 935+ views
    cnsnews ^ | 6/24/09 | Fred Lucas,
    A letter signed by a former Republican U.S. attorney general, a former Democratic White House Counsel, and 144 other prominent lawyers is challenging the White House’s claim that fired AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin was “confused” and “disoriented."
  • Former Governors Join North Carolina Heroes Board

    05/06/2009 6:04:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 247+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2009 – Former North Carolina governors Jim Martin and Jim Hunt have been named as honorary co-chairs of the North Carolina Heroes Fund Statewide Advisory Board, joining other state residents and leaders in showing support for military servicemembers and their families. “The former governors were invited to serve as honorary co-chairs to assist in expanding the reach and exposure of our organization,” Scott D. Stone, founder of the North Carolina Heroes Fund, said. “Given the large military community within North Carolina and their long-term support of our troops, they were eager to join the organization. They...
  • The Apostasy - Roger Keller, a former Presbyterian minister (LDS Ecumenical)

    01/20/2009 8:34:52 PM PST · by restornu · 101 replies · 1,016+ views
    FAIRLDS ^ | 2004 | Roger Keller
    This is a transcription of a presentation by Dr. Keller at the 2004 FAIR Conference. The transcription was made from an audio recording of the event. Every effort has been made to transcribe the presentation as completely as possible. The Apostasy by Roger Keller I appreciate being here again with you this year, and thanks to Jack for the introduction. It has been fun to have her in class and to gain perspective from her and what she was talking about really is pretty much what I want to talk about today: How do we approach the topic of the...
  • Vanity - 7th Grader seeks *former smokers* for (short) survey participation, please.

    12/20/2008 8:44:55 AM PST · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 30 replies · 629+ views
    ARE YOU A FORMER TOBACCO USER??? 7th Grade Science Fair SURVEY 1. How old are you currently? 2. How many years have you smoked or chewed tobacco? 3. How old were you when you started smoking or chewing? 4. How long (mo./yrs.) have you been free from tobacco use? 5. Who/What influenced you to start smoking or chewing tobacco? 6. Are you currently using tobacco product(s) regularly? How often? 7. Have you tried to QUIT using tobacco products? How many attempts? 8. How many cigarettes or cans of chewing tobacco do/did you use per day? 9. Does anyone in your...
  • Nepal Celebrates As Former King Evicted From Palace

    06/11/2008 4:59:04 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 147+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-11-2008 | Thomas Bell
    Nepal celebrates as former king evicted from palace By Thomas Bell, South East Asia Correspondent Last Updated: 11:16PM BST 11/06/2008 Nepal's former king has been evicted from his palace as his former subjects revelled in the loss of his dignity and the opening of his secrets. Gyanendra loses his £1.5 million annual allowance and 600 staff The country was declared a republic two weeks ago and Gyanendra – now Mr Shah – was told to pack his bags and leave. In his final public act before leaving the palace, he addressed the nation on television. "I have assisted in and...
  • Trial of former Newark mayor winds down (Democrat Sharpe James)

    04/07/2008 5:49:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 132+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/7/08 | Jeffrey Gold - ap
    NEWARK, N.J. - Newark Mayor Sharpe James betrayed his city by using his influence to help his one-time mistress rake in more than half a million dollars through shady real-estate deals, a prosecutor said in closing arguments Monday. James is accused of arranging for the sale of nine city-owned properties at a discounted rate of $46,000 to Tamika Riley from 2001 to 2005. Riley quickly sold them for $665,000 without ever starting required rehabilitation work on most of them, prosecutors said. The 41 witnesses heard during the five-week trial did not include James, 72, or Riley, 39, a publicist who...
  • Catholics Come Home (Catholic Caucus)

    02/10/2008 11:17:56 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies · 445+ views
    Catholics Come Home ^ | February 10, 2008 | Catholics Come Home, Inc.
    Thank you for accepting our invitation to learn more about Catholics Come Home and returning to your Catholic faith. God, our Father, created a big and loving family in His Church. Jesus prays that we are one (John 17:21-23), as He and His father in heaven are one. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we wish to invite you to learn more about our family in faith:a Church filled with beauty, miracles, heroes, history, love and peace. Whether you are on a journey into the Catholic Church or returning to the Catholic Church, you have come to a good place....
  • Face of Defense: Former Giant Cheers Team from Afghanistan

    02/04/2008 3:18:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 75+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Jim Wilt, USA
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Feb. 4, 2008 – As millions of Americans gathered around their televisions to watch Super Bowl XLII last night, servicemembers here rolled out of beds, cots or sleeping bags to watch the big game in the early morning hours. The New York Giants and New England Patriots each had plenty of rooters here, but one soldier assigned to Combined Joint Task Force 82 took special pride in the Giants’ stunning 17-14 upset of the previously unbeaten Patriots. Before he joined the Army, Lt. Col. Nate Rivers, CJTF 82’s logistics maintenance chief, played in the National Football...
  • Face of Defense: Former Sergeant Major of the Army Still Serves

    11/09/2007 3:45:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 63+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Beth Reece
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2007 – Jack L. Tilley left the Army twice -- first after a tour in Vietnam, then again in 2004. But he still thinks he's a soldier. Then-Sgt. Maj. of the Army Jack L. Tilley (center) speaks with interpreter Behar Gashi (left) and Army Spc. Tom Hanelly of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, outside a Serbian church in the unit’s sector of Multinational Brigade East, in Kosovo, on Oct. 18, 2003. Tilley retired in January 2004 but continues to support soldiers. File photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Cole, USA  (Click photo for...
  • Former presidents can't withhold records

    10/01/2007 7:37:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 172+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/1/07 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Presidents don't have indefinite veto power over which records are made public after they've left office, a federal judge ruled Monday. In a narrowly crafted ruling, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly invalidated part of President Bush's 2001 executive order, which allowed former presidents and vice presidents to review executive records before they are released under the Freedom of Information Act. By law, the National Archives has the final say over the release of presidential records and Kollar-Kotelly ruled that Bush's executive order "effectively eliminates" that discretion. It allows former presidents to delay the release of records "presumably indefinitely,"...
  • America Supports You: Former Soldier Draws on Past to Raise Awareness

    06/29/2007 4:42:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 213+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2007 – As the nation’s servicemembers continue to fight the global war on terrorism, a group is working to make sure the Americans they’re defending are aware of their sacrifices. “The Greer Foundation raises public awareness of the sacrifices of serving the nation through outreach and commentary on the war on terror,” said Steve Greer, the group’s founder. His experiences as an Army command sergeant major in Kosovo and other places that give him the knowledge base for this endeavor, he added. Greer retired from the Army in January 2003, and started the foundation that same...
  • The Priesthood: by a Converted (Roman Catholic) Priest

    06/04/2007 1:42:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 130 replies · 1,459+ views
    Tripod ^ | Richard M. Bennett
    A common thread that runs throughout the experiences of former priests is this: we had a great yearning to be different from those around us. We wanted to be more pure, nearer to God. We wanted to be free in conscience before God, and we sought the priesthood in which we thought we could administer salvation stage by stage to our fellow man. The nobility and charm of the priesthood also drew us, as priests around us were signally honored with special privileges and dignity. Hearing confessions, forgiving sins, bringing Christ down upon the altar, the wonder of being "another...
  • Former NFL Player Stingley Dies at 55 (paralyzed after a hard hit)

    04/05/2007 8:14:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 553+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 4-5-2007 | staff writer
    CHICAGO — Darryl Stingley, a former New England Patriots receiver who was paralyzed after a hard hit during an NFL exhibition game nearly 30 years ago, has died. He was 55.