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  • Mitt Romney faces summer of hurdles, opportunities

    07/15/2012 10:16:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/15/12 | Kasie Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House challenger, Mitt Romney can seize on the attention that accompanies the selection of a running mate. When the London Olympics get under way, he can use that spotlight to play up his leadership of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. His candidacy also is benefiting from the fundraising power of outside GOP-aligned political groups that are spending millions on TV ads to promote him and undercut President Barack Obama. The weak economic recovery offers the chance for Romney to make inroads among unhappy voters. Not all is rosy, however, for the...
  • Biden says failed presidential bid causes hurdles this time around

    08/16/2006 5:37:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 524+ views
    ap on Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/16/06 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. Joe Biden said Wednesday his failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination nearly 20 years ago has forced him to declare his candidacy clearly for 2008. ``I'm the only candidate who has straightforwardly said for a year that I'm running,'' the Delaware senator said in an interview with The Associated Press. ``I haven't danced around. The point is, because I dropped out 20 years ago, there is the question: Is Biden serious? Is he really going to stay? The proof of the pudding is the eating.'' Biden sought the Democratic nomination in 1988, but dropped...
  • Keesler newcomers face family housing hurdles

    06/13/2006 6:00:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Roger Drinnon
    6/13/2006 - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFPN) -- As this base struggles with housing shortages from Hurricane Katrina's wake, Airmen being assigned here accompanied by family members need to have a plan before they leave their current assignment. Due to Katrina, permission for servicemembers to bring their family members to Keesler has become much like those for an overseas assignment. Airmen now must obtain authorization for their dependents' concurrent travel before coming here. For concurrent travel to be approved, Airmen must have a feasible housing plan for their families, due to the lack of affordable housing on the Mississippi...
  • 'Spacemen’ Explains Basic Hurdles for Space Exploration

    08/29/2005 7:11:36 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies · 333+ views
    space.com ^ | 08/29/05 | Tarig Malik
    Future astronauts sent on long duration flights to Mars or beyond will have to worry about more risks than merely launching into space and reentering planetary atmospheres safely. Space radiation, prolonged exposure to weightlessness and the psychological impact of extended confinement inside a space ship are just some of the challenges detailed in Naked Science: Spacemen (9 p.m. EDT, National Geographic Channel). While much of the material covered in Spacemen may seem old hat to dedicated followers of NASA’s space exploration efforts, the program provides a basic primer of the fundamental obstacles facing astronauts in Earth orbit today and in...
  • Analysis: Kerry Term Would Face Hurdles

    10/23/2004 9:12:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 858+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/23/04 | Nancy Benac - AP
    WASHINGTON - If Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) is elected, his presidency is likely to bring a sharp shift in White House direction — along with pragmatic backpedaling on some of his boldest campaign promises. From his ambitious health-care proposal to his pledges to add 40,000 troops to the military and 10 million jobs to the economy, Kerry has a multitude of multi-pointed plans, and he talks optimistically about making them reality. Corporate tax loopholes? Gone "in a nanosecond," says Kerry. The Bush administration's new overtime regulations? Reversed on Day One, says running mate John Edwards (news -...
  • India to seek Russian cooperation in nuclear field

    12/02/2002 6:38:48 PM PST · by Sawdring · 6 replies · 146+ views
    The Hindu ^ | Dec. 2, 2002
    New Delhi, Dec. 2. (UNI): Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today said India was seeking increased cooperation from Russia in the nuclear field and it could depend on Moscow during any crisis even though other nations were trying to place hurdles in the deepening relationship between the two nations. "In the military field our cooperation is constantly growing. We depend a lot on our friend Russia. On a number of issues, in times of need, Russia has come to our help. It has been our endeavour that our cooperation in the nuclear field should increase," the Prime Minister said. In...