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  • Youthful, hopeful, jobless

    09/04/2011 3:55:52 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 41 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | September 3rd, 2011 | Carey O'Neil
    Francis Murillo, 21, had a job this summer, putting her in the minority for her age group. Getting a job is a less-than-common occurrence, and now that Murillo is back at school, away from home and her summer job, she’s rejoined the majority of her peers who either aren’t looking for work or just can’t find it. “I don’t care where I’m working,” said the Johnson City, Tenn., resident last week while looking for another job in Chattanooga. “It’s really hard.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 48.8 percent of those between 16 and 24 had a...
  • Dem gov hopeful to be far away when Obama's in Ga.

    08/01/2010 9:46:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 4+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/1/10 | Shannon McCaffrey - ap
    ATLANTA – Georgia's most prominent Democrat will be nowhere near Barack Obama when the president comes to Atlanta on Monday. Former Gov. Roy Barnes' campaign said it was simply a matter of conflicting schedules as Barnes tries to catch the attention of voters more than 100 miles away in southern Georgia and ultimately win his old job back. It's a tough year for Democrats, who control both the U.S. Senate and House, with voters frustrated by the sluggish economy and high unemployment. And Georgia is a GOP stronghold carried by Republican John McCain in 2008. Political experts say that means...
  • Afghans Hopeful for Peaceful Future, U.S. Leaders Say

    05/06/2010 5:01:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 63+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2010 – U.S. military and civilian leaders in Afghanistan say they are more optimistic than ever about success there, due not only to military and government advances, but also to the changing will of the Afghan people. “The greatest hope in me resides in the individual Afghans and tribes I’ve worked with,” Army Brig. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., director of the Joint Staff’s Pakistan-Afghanistan coordination cell, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today. “A sufficient number of them want this to succeed, and therefore it is possible. You see a universal desire from them to improve...
  • Marathon hopeful, 101-year-old , training hard

    03/06/2008 2:46:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 332+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/08 | Peter Apps
    LONDON (Reuters) - Already Britain's oldest employee, 101-year-old Buster Martin now aims to become the world's oldest marathon runner by completing the London Marathon and celebrating with a pint of beer and a cigarette. Sprightly and bearded, he completed a half marathon at the weekend in five hours 13 minutes. The former Army physical training instructor works three days a week for a London plumbing firm and says he has trained for the April 13th race in his spare time. "I've said I'll attempt it," he told Reuters by telephone from his workplace at Pimlico Plumbers. "I haven't said I'll...
  • President Bush Cites Hopeful Signs in Iraq

    06/28/2007 4:26:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 259+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2007 – The surge of coalition and Iraqi operations in Baghdad has produced hopeful signs, President Bush said today at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Bush said the coalition and the Iraqi government are making progress in Anbar province, and this is spreading to Baghdad. He also spoke about the Iraqi government’s need to pass legislation, and the need for Americans to display patience. The Sunni-dominated Anbar province was the seat of al Qaeda in Iraq six months ago. Bush said critics cited the province as the example of American failure in Iraq. “About...
  • Bush: Officials ‘Seeing Hopeful Signs’ in Iraq

    03/19/2007 4:30:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 183+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2007 – The United States’ most pressing concern in Iraq is helping the Iraqis secure their capital, President Bush said here today on the fourth anniversary of the beginning of U.S. operations there. “Until Baghdad's citizens feel secure in their own homes and neighborhoods, it will be difficult for Iraqis to make further progress toward political reconciliation or economic rebuilding -- steps necessary for Iraq to build a democratic society,” Bush said in a brief news conference at the White House. Bush met earlier this morning with his top advisors on Iraq: Defense Secretary Robert M....
  • Iraqi economy restoration remains hopeful after evaluation

    01/19/2007 4:59:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 250+ views
    Paul Brinkley, U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Business Transformation, discusses measures taken to “kickstart” the Iraqi economy at a press conference in the Combined Press Information Center here Thursday afternoon. (Photo By U.S. Army Spc. Jennifer Fulk, Combined Press Information Center) BAGHDAD -- The U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Business Transformation, Paul A. Brinkley, held a press conference concerning the status of the Iraqi economy at the Combined Press Information Center in the International Zone Thursday afternoon.  “The United States seeks to partner with the government of Iraq to create a stable, secure, peaceful, free-market, prospering society, founded...
  • Dhi Qar: Rich past, hopeful future

    09/18/2006 4:52:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 198+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. James Sherrill
    BAGHDAD — With all its history, Dhi Qar province in southern Iraq is looking toward the future. It’s scheduled later this month to become the second of Iraq’s 18 provinces to be transferred to provincial Iraqi control. This means Coalition security forces will pull back and let the local provincial Police and Iraqi military handle security of the province, a key step for the eventual withdrawal of Coalition forces from the country. Both Coalition officials and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have said they hope to have all 18 of the country’s provinces under Iraqi control by the end of...
  • TV Star Nasrallah Impresses People On All Sides In Hopeful Lebanon

    08/28/2006 6:24:43 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 547+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-29-2006 | Patrick Bishop
    TV star Nasrallah impresses people on all sides in hopeful Lebanon By Patrick Bishop in Tyre (Filed: 29/08/2006) The leader of Hizbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, became one of the most widely admired leaders in the Middle East overnight after a broadcast in which he impressed audiences of all persuasions. The lengthy, peak-time television interview was watched all over the region. Some viewers likened the portly, smiling sheikh to the Egyptian leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser, who half a century ago became a hero by defying Israel, Britain and France during the Suez crisis. Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah makes his widely admired television...
  • CA: GOP hopeful presses message (Tom McClintock: wants to fix roads and schools, and curb spending)

    07/21/2006 8:01:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 443+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 7/21/06 | Michelle DeArmond
    State Sen. Tom McClintock still wants the governor's job, he admitted Thursday, but there's already a well-known Republican in line for that seat. For now, McClintock hopes Californians will choose him for the No. 2 job and confirm his belief that the state is at a "crisis or turning point." As long as voters are paying attention to the state's spending problems and education and infrastructure woes, he thinks they'll see things his way and pick him as lieutenant governor. "I believe this election will determine whether the recall of 2003 was a passing fluke," he said during an editorial...
  • GOP hopeful out with book on Iraq war experience

    06/05/2006 5:43:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 385+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Daniel Scarpinato
    Frank Antenori doesn't pull any punches. President Bush, he says, has failed on some key issues. The Republican majority in Congress? Those guys need a dose of reality. And the way Antenori rails against the influence of money in politics, you might take this retired army sergeant turned novice politician as a committed liberal. But Antenori actually is a conservative Republican jockeying to snatch retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe's seat in Congress this November, and he's attempting to gain traction by appealing to Republicans who feel isolated by their own party. Now, Antenori — who's been in the race for...
  • Stabilizing, Rebuilding, Developing (Casey: Iraqis 'Hopeful About Their Future')

    05/15/2006 5:11:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 224+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, May 15, 2006 — The keys to stability in Iraq lie in unity, security and prosperity. Iraqis are making steady progress toward these goals. The formation of a unity government that upholds the voice and resolve of all Iraqi people will set the stage for efforts to diminish the violence and improve security, as well as enhance economic and cultural well-being. Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Nouri Al-Maliki is guiding the Iraqi effort to form an effective national unity government and create the positive political environment for long-term security and prosperity. He proposed four pillars of government that will contribute to...
  • Talabani Hopeful After Meeting Insurgents

    04/30/2006 3:32:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/30/06 | Robert H. Reid - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - President Jalal Talabani met with representatives of seven armed groups and is optimistic they may agree to lay down their weapons, his office said Sunday. It was the first time a senior Iraqi official has acknowledged talks with insurgents. However, Talabani did not identify the groups or specify when and where the meeting took place. The spokesman of one major insurgent group, the Islamic Army in Iraq, said his organization had not taken part in such a meeting. Last year Talabani offered to talk with insurgents but it was unclear if any took up the offer. U.S....
  • N.J. Gov. Hopeful Says He Sold His Stock (Goldman Sachs)

    09/29/2005 7:14:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 826+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/05 | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. Jon Corzine (news, bio, voting record) no longer holds shares in Goldman Sachs, his former employer, according to his campaign. The disclosure regarding Corzine's finances came Tuesday after two lawyers alleged the senator had potential conflicts of interest because the Wall Street firm does business with the state. In response to media inquiries about the allegations, Corzine spokesman Tom Shea said the senator had directed the trustees of his blind trust to immediately divest Goldman Sachs shares from his portfolio. The campaign then learned, Shea said, that Corzine's trust had already been divested...
  • 51-48

    11/04/2004 10:55:38 PM PST · by thegreatbeast · 43 replies · 1,159+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 11.04.04 | The Editors
    This hurts. The convictions and the dreams of American liberalism have genuinely failed to carry the day; and so, for the sake of liberalism, but also for the sake of America, it is the hour for making discriminations among the varieties of despair. There certainly are grounds for despair. In their first term, without a popular mandate, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney governed in a radically sectarian manner, in conformity with only the wishes of their hallowed base; and there is no reason to think that the popular mandate that they have now secured for a second term will...
  • Kerry Misleads on Medicare

    09/20/2004 11:19:16 AM PDT · by forty_years · 8 replies · 1,371+ views ^ | September 20, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    On Monday, December 8, 2003, President Bush signed into law a Medicare prescription drug benefits package designed to help American seniors pay for their medications. This month, the Kerry campaign released a TV ad attacking President Bush’s Medicare record stating, “The very next day George Bush imposes the biggest Medicare premium increase in history while prescription drug costs still skyrocket.” There are several problems with this ad, namely that fact that 1) Kerry skipped the December 8 vote and 2) Kerry voted to support the increase in Medicare premiums that he now criticizes. The Kerry campaign offers no specifics on...
  • Job Growth Jumps; Bush Economic Plan Sound

    09/03/2004 9:03:56 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 893+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | September 3, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    The Labor Department reported this morning that the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in August, down from 5.5% in July, and that our economy created 144,000 new jobs in August. July job creation was revised upward to 73,000 from the 32,000 initially reported. 78,000 new jobs were added in June. Looks like the July numbers were a blip and we’re getting back to the torrid pace of job creation of May (248,000), April (346,000), and March (353,000). After President Bush’s stirring speech last night and the good economic news, just how will Senator Franken-Kerry put a negative spin on...
  • Kerry, Kerry, Quite Contrary

    09/02/2004 7:27:38 AM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 1,413+ views ^ | September 2, 2004
    Will John Kerry issue in an age of a “stronger America” as his campaign bumper stickers state? I have found quite the contrary, and have provided documentation. In the mid 1960’s he tried to avoid military service for 12 months so he could continue his studies in Paris, according to Britain’s Telegraph. [1] Then he served 4 ½ months in Vietnam. Though he claimed a Purple Heart for his first “injury,” his own diary for that day states, “we hadn't been shot at yet.” [2] According to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, you have to be wounded to...
  • Bob Dole Slams Kerry

    08/23/2004 8:31:55 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 21 replies · 2,137+ views ^ | August 23, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Bob Dole Slams Kerry By Andrew L. Jaffee, August 23, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Nothing has really changed for Democratic hopeful John Kerry, except that real war veterans, like Bob Dole, are questioning the “superficial wounds” and resulting “medals” he received during four (4) months service in Vietnam. Kerry is still flailing, trying to cover up a career punctuated by extreme left-wing politics and flip-flopping by talking to voters about his military service. He squandered his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention by trying to convince Americans that his tour of duty in Vietnam will make him a great commander...
  • Senate Hopeful Ryan's Honesty Questioned

    06/23/2004 11:16:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 180+ views
    Yahoo ^ | June 23, 2004 | MAURA KELLY LANNAN, Associated Press Writer
    CHICAGO - Top members of Senate candidate Jack Ryan's own party are questioning his honesty after the unsealing of his embarrassing divorce papers, a controversy that some analysts say could sink his campaign. Republican National Committee (news - web sites) member Mary Jo Arndt said Ryan misled her about the contents of the divorce records, which include allegations that he insisted that his then-wife, actress Jeri Lynn Ryan, go to sex clubs with him. Ryan denied the allegations. The records were released Monday after a judge ordered the documents unsealed. Ryan and his ex-wife both fought the release, saying it...