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  • Student tasered at Kerry speech

    09/18/2007 7:01:46 PM PDT · by darthyorktown · 84 replies · 1,215+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 18 06:57 PM US/Eastern | Travis Reed
    Video of police Tasering a persistent questioner of Sen. John Kerry became an Internet and TV sensation Tuesday, generating fierce debate about free speech and the motives of the college student involved—a known prankster who often posts practical jokes online.
  • Opera great Pavarotti dead at 71

    09/06/2007 5:32:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 52 replies · 1,330+ views
    Opera great Pavarotti dead at 71 by Ljubomir Milasin Opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, whose glorious tenor voice, showmanship and crossover celebrity turned him into a global superstar, died Thursday at his home in Italy at the age of 71. Hailed by many as the greatest tenor of his generation, Pavarotti passed away during the night at his villa near the northern city of Modena after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. "His condition progressively worsened up to this morning," said Antonio Frassoldati, one of the star's team of doctors. "He was always totally conscious of the situation, he always sought...
  • We Have Two Dollar Gas!(Oskaloosa,IA $1.99!)

    09/14/2006 6:29:21 AM PDT · by kellynla · 358 replies · 6,819+ views
    gasbuddy.com ^ | 9/14/2006 | staff
    1.99 Caseys 1310 A Ave West Oskaloosa, IA
  • Chavez: Bush Planned the September 11 Attacks

    09/13/2006 10:07:17 AM PDT · by sabrita · 23 replies · 870+ views
    El Mundo ^ | 09/13/06
    El Mundo reports that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez stated that he believes the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were orchastrated by George W. Bush. In a public speech, Chavez commented that "...the hypothesis is that it was the same North American imperial power that planned and conducted these terrible terrorist acts against its own people and against citizens of the whole world. For what? In order to justify the immediate aggression that they unleashed against Afghanistan and Iraq, and the threats against all of us." Chavez made reference to theories put forth in a state television appearance by journalist and humorist...
  • Four dead in foiled attack on US embassy in Syria

    09/12/2006 11:04:55 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 39 replies · 1,386+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/12/2006 | Roueida Mabardi
    DAMASCUS (AFP) - Islamist gunmen have launched a brazen assault on the US embassy in Damascus, using grenades, automatic weapons and an explosives-laden van in a foiled attack that has left four people dead...
  • Iraq holds 'key al-Qaeda figure'

    09/03/2006 7:22:16 PM PDT · by cavador · 14 replies · 784+ views
    bbc news ^ | 02/08/2006 | bbcnews
    The Iraqi authorities have announced the arrest of a man they say is the second-in-command of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Iraq's national security adviser, Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, told a news conference the man, Hamad Jama al-Saedi, was detained a few days ago. Mr Rubaie said the man was behind the bombing of a Shia shrine in Samarra in February that drew revenge attacks. American troops killed the insurgent group's key leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in June. "We announce today the arrest of the most important al-Qaeda leader after the criminal Abu Ayyub al-Masri. He's the second man in the organisation," Mr Rubaie...
  • New Al-Qaeda Video Features American Convert and Urges Non-Muslims to Convert to Islam

    09/02/2006 2:46:20 PM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 72 replies · 1,592+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2006 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda called on non-Muslims especially in the United States to convert to Islam and abandon their 'misguided' ways or else suffer, according to a video tape posted on a Web site on Saturday. The speaker was identified as Azzam the American, also known as Adam Yahiye Gadahn -- an Islamic convert from California wanted for questioning by the FBI and who U.S. authorities believe to be involved in an information campaign for al Qaeda. "To Americans and the rest of Christendom we say, either repent (your) misguided ways and enter into the light of truth or...
  • 14 Are Arrested Overnight in London Anti-Terror Raids

    09/02/2006 11:19:32 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 9 replies · 427+ views
    NY Times ^ | Sept 3, 2006 | Stephen Grey
    LONDON, Sept. 2 — The British police arrested 14 men in south, east and north London overnight, raiding a halal restaurant and an Islamic school in the latest display of concern about the spread of potential terrorists among British Muslims, police officials said Saturday. Separately, the police in Manchester in the northwest said they arrested two men in raids on three homes on Saturday morning. None of the arrests were linked to the huge security alert that began Aug. 10 when police rounded up 24 people to thwart what they called a terrorist suicide plot to bomb trans-Atlantic airliners, police...
  • MIKE MALLOY FIRED BY AIR AMERICA RADIO

    08/31/2006 11:33:34 AM PDT · by summer · 20 replies · 760+ views
    Mike Malloy's blog ^ | August 31, 20006 | Mike Malloy
    MIKE MALLOY FIRED BY AIR AMERICA RADIO There will be no Mike Malloy program on Air America Radio as we have been terminated as of 8/30/06. We are as shocked as you are, especially since as recently as last Tuesday we were told we had the go-ahead to announce our return to NY airwaves and that our contract was "on the way." We are told it's a financial decision. More details to follow as we hear them ourselves. Members of the press can contact malloyproducer@aol.com to schedule interviews.
  • CNN `Live From...' the ladies room

    08/30/2006 9:25:37 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 89 replies · 2,778+ views
    yahoo! ^ | 30-Aug-2006 | FRAZIER MOORE
    NEW YORK - Kyra Phillips, anchor of CNN's "Live From...," unwittingly upstaged President Bush's speech in New Orleans with on-the-air analysis of her husband and the marriage of her brother — all live from a CNN ladies room. Unaware that her wireless microphone was "live" during her break, Phillips could be heard overriding Bush's prepared address Tuesday as he was seen marking the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Atlanta-based Phillips, in conversation with an unidentified woman in an echoey room, dismissed most men with a vulgar term, but called herself "very lucky in that regard. My husband is handsome...
  • Oops! From Restroom,CNN Airs Anchor's Girltalk Over Bush Speech

    08/30/2006 5:59:07 AM PDT · by radar101 · 83 replies · 5,432+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 30 AUG. 2006 | Brent H. Baker
    Looking for a "passionate, compassionate, great, great" man? Well, according to CNN midday anchor Kyra Phillips, they do indeed exist. During CNN's live coverage of President Bush's remarks from New Orleans, Phillips was unaware that her microphone was on and picked up portions of an apparent restroom conversation she was having with another woman. At 12:49pm EDT, those listening carefully could hear Phillips praise her husband: "Yeah, I'm very lucky in that regard with my husband. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving, you know, no ego -- you know what I'm saying. Just a really passionate,...
  • Fess Up. Mr. Armitage

    08/29/2006 10:14:57 PM PDT · by the Real fifi · 38 replies · 1,335+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 8/30/06 | editors
    From its very start, the ballyhooed case of who leaked the name of CIA analyst Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak has been drenched in partisan politics and media hypocrisy. The more we learn, however, the more it also reveals about the internal dysfunction of the Bush Administration and the lack of loyalty among some of its most senior officials.
  • Polygamist fugitive Warren Jeffs arrested in Nevada

    08/29/2006 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 902+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 29, 1:08 PM ET | Reuters
    Warren Steed Jeffs, the fugitive leader of a polygamist Mormon sect and one of the FBI's 10 most wanted, was arrested in a routine traffic stop outside Las Vegas, the Nevada Highway Patrol and FBI said on Tuesday. Nevada Highway Patrol Lt. Steve Cabrales said Jeffs was apprehended after being pulled over by a trooper on Monday night. Jeffs, 50, the leader of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints who is considered a "prophet" by his followers, is wanted for alleged sexual misconduct with minors in Arizona. He is also wanted as an accomplice to rape in Utah, the FBI said....
  • Forbes Lists America's Drunkest Cities

    08/24/2006 11:54:13 AM PDT · by Cagey · 10 replies · 346+ views
    WKMG-TV ^ | 8-24-2006
    MILWAUKEE -- Is the Brew City getting a bad rap? Milwaukee has been ranked by Forbes.com as "America's Drunkest City," based on information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 70 percent of adult Milwaukeeans reported that they had at least one alcoholic drink within the past 30 days. That compares with 45 percent in Nashville, Tenn., which ranked last among the 35 cities on the list. Officials at Visit Milwaukee, the area's convention and visitors bureau, contend that the city has come a long way in ridding itself of its beer-guzzling image. A spokesman said...
  • Video of kidnapped journalists released

    08/23/2006 7:29:57 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 1,017+ views
    Video of kidnapped journalists released A previously unknown Palestinian group released the first video Wednesday of two kidnapped Fox News journalists and demanded that Muslim prisoners in U.S. jails be released within 72 hours in exchange for the men, a Palestinian news agency reported. In the video, Steve Centanni, 60, of the San Francisco area, and cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand, appeared to be in good health, seated on the floor in sweat suits against a black background. No armed men were shown. "Our captors are treating us well," Centanni said, adding that they had access to clean...
  • Congressman makes apology to Haditha marines

    08/18/2006 9:28:33 AM PDT · by chcknhawk · 17 replies · 1,218+ views
    Reuters ^ | 18 August 2006 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker apologized on Tuesday to U.S. Marines under investigation in the deaths of two dozen Iraqi civilians in Haditha in a statement his office said spared him from a libel lawsuit. Minnesota Republican Rep. John Kline, a retired Marine Corps colonel, issued a three-paragraph statement under a deal with lawyers for Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, one of the Marines under investigation. Wuterich's lawyers filed a libel lawsuit against another congressman, Democratic Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, on August 2 following his comments on the case.
  • Tunnel Drug Lord, Assassins Arrested

    08/16/2006 7:43:39 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies · 602+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 16 AUGUST 2006 | AP
    Feds Move Against Tijuana-Based Arellano-Felix Gang (CBS News) WASHINGTON -- The Coast Guard caught Mexican drug lord Francisco Javier Arellano-Felix deep-sea fishing off Mexico, decapitating a murderous gang that dug smuggling tunnels under the U.S. border, officials said Wednesday. Arellano-Felix, 36, was the enforcer for the gang named after – and run by – his family, reports CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker. Authorities believe he ordered the decapitation of three men – two of them police officers – south of Tijuana this summer. He was captured when the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monsoon boarded a U.S.-registered sport...
  • BERNHARDT TAKES ON AIRPORT SECURITY (threatens TSA if they take away her lipstick!)

    08/11/2006 9:04:19 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 111 replies · 4,321+ views
    ContactMusic
    Comedienne SANDRA BERNHARDT, close friend of Madonna, has threatened to fight new security measures at airports imposed after a terrorist attack on planes flying from the UK to the US was averted. From yesterday (10AUG06), passengers flying from and to America have been banned from taking non-essential hand luggage onboard jets. But Bernhardt, who is scheduled to fly out of New York's JFK Airport today (11AUG06) is determined to break the rule. She tells the New York Daily News, "When I go to the airport and they try to take my MAC Plushglass away from me, it's going to be...
  • U.K. Authorities DisruptMajor Terror Plot

    08/10/2006 9:21:06 AM PDT · by colrpfournier · 8 replies · 600+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 10, 2006 | CARRICK MOLLENKAMP ,LAURA MECKLER
    LONDON -- British authorities disrupted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft midair between the United Kingdom and the U.S. using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, officials said Thursday.
  • Britain Foils 'Plot To Blow Up Planes' (Jihadists strike again)

    08/10/2006 7:32:41 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 97 replies · 1,935+ views
    RFERL ^ | August 10, 2006 | RFERL
    PRAGUE, August 10, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The British authorities are in no doubt -- after an operation lasting several months, the security services have foiled an imminent terrorist attack. British Home Secretary John Reid said the security services had raised the threat level from "severe" to "critical," the highest possible level, which, according to the website of MI5, the British Security Service, means an attack is expected soon. "The police, with the full knowledge of ministers, have carried out a major counterterrorism operation to disrupt what we believe to be a major threat to the United Kingdom and international partners,"...
  • Sen. Lieberman Trailing in Conn. Primary (Loses!)

    08/08/2006 7:21:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 103 replies · 3,963+ views
    CBS News ^ | 8/8/06 | ROBERT TANNER AP National Writer
    Connecticut // U.S. Senate - - Dem Primary 608 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 81.28% Lamont, Ned 116,387 51.71% **Winner Lieberman, Joe (i) 108,683 48.29% Georgia, U.S. House Democratic District 4 Precincts Reporting: 58 of 167 (35%) Hank Johnson 12098 60% Cynthia McKinney (I) 8002 40% By ROBERT TANNER With more than half the precincts counted Tuesday, Sen. Joe Lieberman struggled in his bid for a fourth term, battling to overcome a primary challenger and escape payback from his own party for supporting the Iraq war. Six years after Democrats backed him for vice president, Lieberman lagged with 48 percent,...
  • Huff Poster Paints Lieberman in Black Face

    08/02/2006 11:39:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 2,533+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 2, 2006 - 14:07 On the one hand, liberals enjoy portraying themselves as models of tolerance and racial sensitivity. But woe betide someone who runs afoul of their orthodoxy. Liberals don't hesitate to bring out the crudest racial imagery to mock them. We've all seen the vulgar caricatures of Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice and Ward Connerly. Add Joe Lieberman to the liberal media hit list. Have a look at the image of Lieberman that popped up at Huffington Post today. It's in a column by one Jane Hamsher, who, her bio informs us, is a 'progressive...
  • Cindy Sheehan Buys Property in Crawford, Seller Feels Deceived

    07/31/2006 6:29:11 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 130 replies · 3,001+ views
    National Ledger ^ | 07/31/06 | Brad Butler
    Desperately trying to re-capture her media darling status of August 2005 Cindy Sheehan has purchased a 5-acre parcel in Crawford, Texas using supporter, Gerry Fonseca to seal the deal. Fonseca says he purchased the 5-acre parcel, which cost more than $52,000. The owner would not have sold the land if it was known it was to be used by Sheehan for political purposes reports KXXV-TV on its web site. *** According to the AP, Fonseca also admits he doubts that any Crawford landowner would have sold to Sheehan or other protesters, so he didn't reveal his connection. Fonseca, who lost...
  • Judge overturns Maryland's Wal-Mart law

    07/20/2006 9:26:09 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 48 replies · 2,069+ views
    CNNMONEY.com ^ | July 19, 2006 | unknown
    A federal judge in Baltimore has overturned Maryland's so-called "Wal-Mart healthcare bill," which forced the nation's biggest retailer to provide more employee health care benefits. Judge J. Frederick Motz said the law, which required Wal-Mart to spend 8 percent of its payroll in the state on medical benefits, or pay the difference in taxes, would have hurt the company. Shares of Wal-Mart rose 2.5 percent in afternoon trade. Judge Motz ruled that a 1974 federal law overruled the Maryland state law, which had been backed by labor groups. He said it was unfair because it forced the company to handle...
  • Ethiopian troops enter central Somalia (to prevent Islamists takeover of the country)

    07/20/2006 7:45:57 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 25 replies · 998+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 07-20-2006 | MSNBC News Services
    Addis Ababa vows to ‘crush’ Islamic militants, support government MOGADISHU, Somalia - Residents of central Somalia said Thursday that hundreds of Ethiopian troops were patrolling the town of Baidoa in armored vehicles, less than a day after Islamic militants vowed a “holy war” against foreign soldiers looking to bolster the weak, U.N.-backed government.
  • Doctor, 2 nurses held in Katrina deaths

    07/18/2006 12:18:19 PM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies · 715+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 18, 2006 | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS - A doctor and two nurses were arrested overnight in connection with the deaths of patients at a New Orleans hospital in the days following Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana attorney general’s office said Tuesday. “We’re not calling this euthanasia. We’re not calling this mercy killings. This is second-degree murder,” said Kris Wartelle, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Charles C. Foti. The arrest warrant for Dr. Anna Pou says lethal doses of morphine were administered.
  • 7 Train Bombings in India Kill Up to 100

    07/11/2006 10:51:51 AM PDT · by jome · 60 replies · 1,189+ views
    Chron.com ^ | July 11, 2006 | By RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM
    BOMBAY, India — Seven bombs hit Bombay's commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing as many as 100 people and wounding more than 300 in what authorities called a well-coordinated attack. India's major cities were put on high alert after the blasts, and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called an emergency Cabinet meeting. Chaos engulfed the crowded rail network in India's financial capital following the blasts that ripped apart train compartments as authorities struggled to treat the wounded amid heavy monsoon downpours. Doors and windows were blown off the train cars, and luggage and debris were strewn across...
  • Over 100 killed in Mumbai serial blasts (India)

    07/11/2006 8:52:03 AM PDT · by The Lion Roars · 69 replies · 1,390+ views
    Mumbai relived a nightmare when seven explosions shook the city within minutes on Tuesday evening. Reports said more than 100 people had died and many were injured. The target was Mumbai's life-line -- its local train services -- timed to catch the evening rush. The first blast occurred in a first-class compartment of a local train near Khar station at 6.24 p.m and six more had occurred within the next 11 minutes all on trains or at or near railway stations. The other blasts occurred at Mira Road, Matunga, Santa Cruz, Jogeshwari, Borivili and Bhayendar railway stations. All explosions were...
  • New Jersey Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

    07/06/2006 1:55:35 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 49 replies · 918+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | July 6, 2006 | DAVID W. CHEN and JOHN HOLUSHA
    TRENTON. July 6 — An agreement to raise the sales tax to 7 percent, from 6 percent, was reached today, according to Democrats in the New Jersey General Assembly. Half the revenue raised would go to close the $4.5 billion gap in the state's operating budget.
  • Judge: Delay must stay on Texas ballot

    07/06/2006 10:23:34 AM PDT · by harpu · 20 replies · 1,143+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 7/6/06 | Laylan Copelin
    Candidate's move to Virginia doesn't negate his ballot position, judge rules. The Texas Republican Party cannot replace former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on November's ballot, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled today. The Texas Democratic Party sued to keep the indicted Sugar Land Republican on the ballot because party officials believed that their candidate Nick Lampson could more easily defeat DeLay instead of a GOP replacement. Sparks' order prevents state Republican Chairwoman Tina Benkiser from completing the process of naming a DeLay successor. Although the Republican Party is expected to appeal, Sparks' order keeps the campaigns of possible GOP candidates...
  • Rush Limbaugh Under New Investigation

    06/27/2006 10:41:35 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 250 replies · 8,274+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/27/06 | wire report
    Rush Limbaugh Under New Investigation Sign In to E-Mail This Print Save By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 27, 2006 Filed at 11:45 a.m. ET WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Rush Limbaugh could see a deal with prosecutors in a long-running prescription fraud case collapse after authorities found a bottle of Viagra in his bag at Palm Beach International Airport. The prescription was not in his name. Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at the airport after returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic. Customs officials found the Viagra in his luggage but his name...
  • 1 Dies in Mo. Building Collapse, 9 Rescued

    06/27/2006 8:43:32 AM PDT · by ziggy_dlo · 9 replies · 354+ views
    AP ^ | 06/27/2006 | By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER
    CLINTON, Mo. (AP) - Rescuers saved nine people trapped in the rubble of a three-story building that partially collapsed during an Elks Club dinner, but the club's leader was found dead early Tuesday, about 12 hours after the roof fell in, officials said. Tony Komer, the 32-year-old "exalted ruler" of the Clinton Elks Lodge, had been on the top floor preparing to give a speech when the century-old brick building began to collapse Monday night. Clinton Police Lt. Sonny Lynch said early Tuesday that crews were trying recover Komer's body but part of the building would have to be taken...
  • Murtha says America poses top threat to world peace!

    06/26/2006 8:52:12 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 54 replies · 1,942+ views
    Pull out of Iraq now, congressman urges Cover-up of Haditha killings wrong, he says By Elizabeth Baier South Florida Sun-Sentinel Posted June 25 2006 American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to a crowd of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon. Murtha was the guest speaker at a town hall meeting organized by U.S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, D-Miami, at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus. Meek's mother, former U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek, D-Miami, was also on the panel. War veterans,...
  • Report: U.S. Missile Defense Systems Activated

    06/20/2006 11:38:12 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 60 replies · 1,599+ views
    KFOXTV ^ | June 20, 2006 | unattributed
    Report: U.S. Missile Defense Systems Activated North Korea Dismisses Its Own Test-Ban Treaty POSTED: 11:08 am MDT June 20, 2006 UPDATED: 12:16 pm MDT June 20, 2006 TOKYO -- Japan's Kyodo News agency reports the United States has activated its missile defense system ahead of a possible North Korean missile test. Kyodo didn't identify its sources. The agency said the United States is considering intercepting the missile if North Korea goes ahead with the test launch. The United States, Japan and allies have urged the north not to test the missile, which is believed to be capable of reaching the...
  • Bodies of Missing U.S. Soldiers Recovered

    06/20/2006 9:33:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies · 1,647+ views
    breaking
  • Militants take credit for kidnapping US soldiers

    06/19/2006 12:01:25 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 606+ views
    Militants take credit for kidnapping US soldiers Cairo, Egypt - An umbrella militant group in Iraq says it kidnapped two US soldiers south of Baghdad. A statement posted on an Islamic Web site says "your brothers in the military wing"
  • Rep. Murtha abandons leadership bid — for now

    06/13/2006 6:27:42 PM PDT · by Jean S · 24 replies · 596+ views
    The HIll ^ | 6/14/06 | Josephine Hearn
    Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) temporarily abandoned his bid for majority leader yesterday afternoon after it became clear that an open battle with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) could reignite long-smoldering feuds and complicate Democrats’ efforts to win back the House. Word of Murtha’s retreat came shortly after he met with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a close ally, who had cultivated a studied silence on the issue during the Pennsylvanian’s four-day campaign. Pelosi issued a brief statement after the midday meeting with Murtha and Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) signaling the race’s postponement until after the election. “In the...
  • Philadelphia's Geno's Steaks Adopts English-Only Ordering Policy

    06/13/2006 10:31:56 AM PDT · by CSM · 77 replies · 1,565+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 08, 2006 | Unknown
    PHILADELPHIA — Bistec con queso? Not at Geno's Steaks. An English-only ordering policy has thrust one of Philadelphia's best-known cheesesteak joints into the national immigration debate. Situated in a South Philadelphia immigrant neighborhood, Geno's -- which together with its chief rival, Pat's King of Steaks, forms the epicenter of an area described as "ground zero for cheesesteaks" -- has posted small signs telling customers, "This Is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING `SPEAK ENGLISH." Snip----- But the policy has "really upset a lot of a people," said Brad Baldia of Day Without An Immigrant, a coalition of immigrant groups. "For some people, I...
  • Ann Coulter Fires Back at Hillary Clinton

    06/12/2006 9:51:32 AM PDT · by idiotBox · 6 replies · 777+ views
    Votersdomain.com ^ | June 13, 2006 | idiotBox
    Conservative author Ann Coulter fired back at Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) for calling her "vicious [and] mean-spirited" towards a group of politically active 9/11 widows who blamed Pres. Bush for the deaths of their husbands and who campaigned for John Kerry in 2004. Coulter, while hosting a book signing in Long Island, told radio host Sean Hannity that Clinton should have a talk with her husband, Bill, if she's worried about people being mean to women.
  • Pilot finds snake stowaway inside cockpit (SOAP Alert!)

    06/05/2006 10:58:09 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 17 replies · 397+ views
    Yahoo Odd News ^ | 06/03/2006 | AP (not accredited)
    Monty Coles was 3,000 feet in the air when he discovered a stowaway peeking out at him from the plane's instrument panel: a 4 1/2-foot snake. Coles was taking a leisurely flight over the West Virginia countryside in his Piper Cherokee last weekend and was preparing to land in Ohio when the snake revealed itself. "Nothing in any of the manuals ever described anything like this," said the 62-year-old Cross Lanes resident. But advice given 25 years earlier from his flight instructor sprung to mind: "No matter what happens, fly the plane." Coles attempted to swat the snake but it...
  • Aide to Schumer Tells Graduates that Senator Would “Put a Bullet Between President's Eyes"

    06/05/2006 10:02:34 AM PDT · by francke · 31 replies · 1,465+ views
    Massachusetts News ^ | 5-5-6 | MassNews
    The Comptroller of the state of New York told a group of graduating seniors at Queens College last Thursday that Senator Chuck Schumer would “put a bullet between the president's eyes if he could get away with it." The Comptroller, Alan Hevesi, intended it as a compliment to Schumer who had just addressed the families and members of the graduating class and was listening to Hevesi....
  • Sen. Reid Accepted Free (Ringside) Boxing Tickets

    05/31/2006 12:31:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies · 996+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 30 May 06 | John Solomon
    By JOHN SOLOMON ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - 0529dv-reid-ethics Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, who has criticized Republican ethics, accepted free ringside tickets to three professional boxing matches from Nevada officials who were trying to influence his federal legislation regulating the sport. Reid, D-Nev., took the free seats for Las Vegas fights between 2003 and 2005 from the Nevada Athletic Commission as he pressed legislation to increase federal oversight of boxing, including the creation of a government commission. Reid defended the gifts, saying they would never influence his position on the boxing bill and that he was simply trying to...
  • Senate confirms Kavanaugh for seat on federal appellate court (Vote: 57 - 36)

    05/26/2006 9:23:26 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 6 replies · 263+ views
    CAPITOL HILL A conservative nominee for the U-S Court of Appeals in Washington, D-C, has been confirmed by the Senate. White House aide Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed today by a vote of 57 to 36. He was praised by Republicans but widely opposed by Democrats. President Bush said Kavanaugh will be "a brilliant, thoughtful and fair-minded judge." A filibuster threat softened after Democrats were granted a request for a hearing at which Kavanaugh testified. The nominee told Democrats he played no role in the White House formulation of policies on detainees and domestic wiretapping. Kavanaugh was an assistant to independent...
  • HILLARY IPODHAM CLINTON

    05/22/2006 4:12:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 626+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2006 | IAN BISHOP
    May 22, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn't need "Respect" - she's already got it at the top of her iPod playlist. The surprisingly tech-savvy Clinton mixes Aretha Franklin's 1967 landmark smash hit for the feminist movement into her playlist rotation alongside The Eagles' 1975 Top 5 hit, "Take It to the Limit" ("You know I've always been a dreamer"). In a New York minute, H-Rod can shuffle from the bad boys of rock 'n' roll to the Fab Four in her iPod's massive musical library. She told The Post her iPod has "got like 1,000" songs...
  • Affidavit: $90,000 found in democrat, congressman's freezer, also caught on tape taking bribe!

    05/22/2006 5:31:12 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 59 replies · 1,303+ views
    CNN ^ | May22, 2006 | Kevin Bohn and Terry Frieden
    Affidavit: $90,000 found in congressman's freezer FBI wraps up search of Jefferson's office in bribery probe WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Federal agents searched the Capitol Hill office of a Louisiana congressman under investigation on bribery charges Sunday, while newly released court papers said agents found $90,000 in cash last year in his Washington home. the cash sum in a freezer. The money was divided among various frozen food containers, according to the heavily redacted affidavit. Agents told a judge the money was part of a $100,000 payment that had been delivered by an informant in the bribery probe, which already has...
  • Senate Panel Probes Ex-Senator in U.N. Case (TORRICELLI FORMER DEM. NJ)

    05/19/2006 3:51:32 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 3 replies · 319+ views
    FORBES ^ | 05/19/2006 | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER ,
    The chairman of a Senate investigative panel said Friday it is looking into the actions of former Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., in connection with the United Nations oil-for-food program for Iraq.
  • Thumbs down to DaVinci Code Movie

    05/17/2006 6:48:58 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 17 replies · 424+ views
    Movie met with catcalls, jeers at Cannes. Folks, it appears that the DaVinci Code movie is a bomb. According to CNN:At Cannes, one scene during the film, meant to be serious, elicited prolonged laughter from the audience, and when the credits rolled, there was no applause, only a few catcalls and hisses. Things were no better Stateside, where the film screened for critics in New York.Signis, the Catholic communication association in France, declared the movie "A film which, finally, the Church has little to be concerned about." According to the Catholic News Agency:The Catholic association described the film as “simply...
  • 'Da Vinci' actor: Bible needs 'fiction' disclaimer

    05/17/2006 3:42:52 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 15 replies · 503+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 17, 2006 | WorldNetDaily.com
    While promoters of "The Da Vinci Code" have tried to downplay the film's challenge to Christianity, actor Ian McKellen took a shot at the Bible in an interview with the "Today" show, saying Scripture should carry a disclaimer that it is "fiction." McKellen, who played Gandalf in "The Lord of the Rings" triology, was responding to a question from host Matt Lauer about the requests by some Christian groups to insert a "fiction" disclaimer at the beginning of the controversial film, which suggests Jesus and Mary Magdalene were man and wife and that the divinity of Jesus was an invention...
  • New Iraqi Cabinet to Be Presented Saturday

    05/17/2006 8:52:11 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 309+ views
    FOX/AP ^ | May 17, 2006
    New Iraqi Cabinet to Be Presented Saturday Wednesday, May 17, 2006 BAGHDAD, Iraq — Prime Minister-designate Nouri al-Maliki will present his Cabinet to parliament on Saturday, signaling a possible end to months of uncertainty after legislative elections, Shiite and Sunni deputies said. Al-Maliki "will present his government to the presidency today, and the presidency will refer it tomorrow to the parliamentary council," Deputy Speaker Khalid al-Atiya, a Shiite, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "On Saturday, the parliament will convene to vote on each of al-Maliki's nominees and the government's program." Adnan al-Dulaimi, head of the Sunni Arab Accordance Front...
  • Miami commissioner accused of hitting cops at airport after incident at bar

    05/16/2006 7:31:53 AM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 4 replies · 529+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | Posted May 16 2006 | AP
    MIAMI -- A city commissioner struck two officers as he was being escorted out of an airport concourse after being disruptive while waiting for his delayed flight, police said. Miami Commissioner Johnny Winton also slipped and fell during the altercation with police about 7 p.m. Monday, sending him to a hospital's jail ward with an injured head, police spokeswoman Nelda Fonticiella said. Winton had been waiting for his flight at a bar near a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport when he became irate and disruptive to the point that police were called, Fonticiella said. As officers were escorting Winton,...