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  • Worthy Quote

    05/23/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by econjack · 13 replies
    Email ^ | 5/23/2014 | unknown
  • Bishop issues letter on the ‘epidemic plague’ of porn, calls on men to recommit to purity

    03/09/2014 11:34:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life site news ^ | Hilary White
    “I call on every man in the Diocese of Arlington to search his heart and renew his commitment to purity. I call on every husband and father to renew his sacred commitment to his wife and children.” - Arlington Bishop Paul Loverde ARLINGTON, VA, March 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The growth of pornography use, particularly on the internet, is “a matter of utmost urgency for every son and father today,” Bishop Paul Loverde of the Catholic diocese of Arlington, Virginia said in a letter to his flock released this week. Titled “Bought with a Price: Every Man’s Duty to Protect...
  • Mind the Gender Gap in Politics

    12/18/2013 4:28:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 17, 2013 | Gerald F. Seib
    The gender gap is alive and well in American politics. Indeed, it may be the defining characteristic of our political system as next year's midterm elections beckon. We're not talking here just about the well-established pattern in which women are more likely to vote Democratic and men Republican in presidential elections. That's true, but it appears to be only the tip of a gender-gap iceberg. On virtually all the hot-button issues that bedevil Washington today—guns, health, how to fix the economy, the state of the Obama presidency—the difference between men and women is striking. And it all adds up to...
  • Fail: Mary Landrieu Has Exact Same Issues Page As Michelle Nunn (website glitch)

    12/13/2013 5:16:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 12/13/13 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Senate campaign website “issues” page appears to have been copied directly from Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn’s website “ideas” page BuzzFeed has found.
  • REPORT: Washington Navy Yard shooter a Buddhist with anger issues and an arrest record…or something

    09/16/2013 5:26:50 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/16/2013 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Here is the latest from Fox News on Aaron Alexis, the Washington Navy Yard shooter. He’s been arrested a couple of times for shooting at construction equipment tires and shooting through his roof at his upstairs neighbor because she was too loud. And according to his former roommate, he’s a Buddhist. Watch:
  • Poll Finds Republicans Gain Favor on Key Issues

    09/13/2013 7:33:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept 13, 2013 | Neil King, Jr
    Republicans are now rated higher than Democrats on handling the economy and foreign policy, and the GOP's lead has strengthened on several other issues, including dealing with the federal deficit and ensuring a strong national defense. On topics such as health care, Democrats have seen their long-standing advantage whittled to lows not seen in years. The poll also reflected unease over the economy. Just 27% of Americans think the economy will improve over the next year, the lowest since July 2012, while nearly two-thirds think the country is on the wrong track. The jolt of support for Republicans falls well...
  • Frank Luntz and Focus Groups are Destroying the GOP Message

    04/29/2013 8:40:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Frank Luntz may smugly believe that Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and other right wing talk radio hosts are "responsible for the stark polarization within the nation's political discourse" and therefore "problematic" for the Republican Party. I submit the problem is that Luntz, and a misguided over-reliance on focus groups, has neutered and thus destroyed any semblance of courage in the GOP's message. Luntz is conflating, as many wonks and number crunchers do, cause and effect with regard to the bigger realities and polarization. The country is polarized because, well, we are polarized. Rush and "the great one" didn't make it...
  • Moore: Assault Weapons Ban Would’ve Been Voted On If Reid’s Grandchildren Were Killed In School

    03/20/2013 4:25:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore had some harsh words for Sen. Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats after they decided not to include an assault weapons ban in gun-control legislation. Moore ranted against the Senate majority leader after Reid removed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to prohibit military-style weapons from the bill because they wouldn’t have the votes. The director behind “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11” said people need to “rise up” against the Nevada senator. “There will be an Aurora next month and there will be a Sandy Hook the month after that,” Moore told CNN.....
  • The Republican Presidential Debates for 2016 Need to be Better.

    12/14/2012 12:21:40 PM PST · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 14, 2012 | Dan Miller
    The 2011 - 2012 debates were a disaster. This is a modest proposal for changes "we can believe in." They are needed if Republicans are to win the presidency in 2016. For reasons which need not detain us except to note that they seemed initially to have had nothing to do with debates among political hopefuls, I tried to watch a The Voice segment on YouTube. Alas, it is unavailable in my viewing area. An alternative was to consult Wikipedia, according to which The Voice is a "reality" talent competition. The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a...
  • How Conservatives Can Win in Blue-State America: Lessons from South Africa's Opposition

    11/11/2012 1:18:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Big Government ^ | November 11, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The new conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the 2012 elections is that Republicans face two challenges: first, that the United States is no longer a center-right nation, but a center-left one; second, that the country’s demographic shift away from whites will make it tougher for Republicans to win votes. The proposed solution is that Republicans must compromise on the party’s core policies, from immigration to taxation to social issues. The conventional wisdom is wrong. I once worked in South Africa for a centrist party, the Democratic Alliance, which faced the same challenges as Republicans do, only far more extreme....
  • Republicans: Biden Laughed at the Issues

    10/11/2012 10:10:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 49 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    A new Republican web ad details Joe Biden laughing and smirking at Paul Ryan throughout Thursday night's vice presidential debate:
  • Mitt (Romney) In Your Pocket

    10/07/2012 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies
    Was looking at NOOK apps and say one that has this title..so I investigated the website. The app link is below http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mitt-in-your-pocket-kenmore-software/1113127791?ean=2940043925312
  • INTERNET PROBLEMS?

    09/19/2012 11:22:56 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 40 replies
    self | Sept 20, 2012 | swampsniper
    What is happening with the net, it's been almost at a standstill through most of yesterday and still messed up.
  • On RNC stage, nettlesome issues unmentioned

    08/30/2012 5:52:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 29, 2012 | Beth Fouhy
    Viewers tuning into the Republican National Convention have heard Ann Romney speak lovingly of her husband and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pledge "a new era of truth telling." What they haven't heard is talk of offshore tax havens, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, or questions about President Barack Obama's birthplace - the kind of divisive issues that have bedeviled Mitt Romney in the weeks before formally accepting his party's presidential nomination.
  • Paul Ryan on the issues (all the issues)

    08/11/2012 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Baynative · 30 replies
    OnTheIssues.org ^ | Continual | Website staff
    Do you wanna know how Paul Ryan has voted during his tenure in the house - here it is.
  • Why Not Paul Ryan?

    08/09/2012 2:55:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8-9-12 | Review & Outlook
    Romney can win a big election over big issues. He'll lose a small one. The whispering over Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate is getting louder, and along with it we are being treated to the sotto voce angst of the GOP establishment: Whatever else Mitt does, he wouldn't dare pick Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, would he? Too risky, goes the Beltway chorus. His selection would make Medicare and the House budget the issue, not the economy. The 42-year-old is too young, too wonky, too, you know, serious. Beneath it all you can hear the murmurs of the ultimate...
  • Bob Ross has issues

    08/03/2012 3:37:08 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    you tube ^ | 8-3-12 | you tube
    A clip from the Emmy Award winning 'Rob Bartlett's Not For Profit TV Special'.
  • Romney! Get on the stick!

    06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT · by tsomer · 29 replies
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 6/30/12 | tsomer
    Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
  • The Major Issue is Not the Economy but the Lack of Integrity and Morality in Our Leadership

    02/24/2012 12:48:33 PM PST · by joanie-f · 36 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 22 February, 2012 | Joan Fischer (joanie-f)
    Many Americans, conservatives among them, have been voicing the opinion that social issues have no part in campaign debates, are criticizing Rick Santorum for placing them in the forefront of his campaign, and are branding him as unelectable as a result. I take issue with those points of view for two reasons: Firstly, social issues, when considered in their broadest sense, should play a major role in any campaign and none other than our Founders cautioned us to demand that they do. Secondly, it is not Rick Santorum who is declaring that social issues are the entire focus of his...
  • Rick Santorum’s Sweep Changes Republican Race

    02/09/2012 7:50:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    yesbuthowever.com ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Michael Fell
    (YBH) – As the final Colorado vote counts were coming in late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, confirming that Rick Santorum scored a hat trick against his Republican competitors, it was becoming clear that a sea change is occurring within the GOP race. More than before, it’s now arguable that the inevitability of Mitt Romney’s candidacy is a fallacy. This opinion has been long espoused by Republican grassroots activists across the country. Now there are numbers to back it up. Santorum has now won four out of the eight contests. He has victories in four contests compared to three for Romney....
  • Exclusive Interview: Obama’s Democratic Challenger on the Issues

    01/18/2012 10:32:14 AM PST · by Son House · 15 replies
    Uncovered Politics.com ^ | January 18, 2012 | Darcy G. Richardson
    1. First off, what made you want to run for President in this election? Well, I was sincerely hoping that a better-known Democrat would enter the fray, a candidate of some national stature. My personal preference would have been former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, whose talents are largely being wasted in academia. We need him in Washington. I also believe that Rep. Dennis Kucinich would have been an articulate spokesman for the progressive values that so many Democrats hold near and dear, or possibly economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Jeffrey D. Sachs...
  • Obama Campaign Issues Creepy Convert-Your-Relatives-to-the-Cause Video

    12/21/2011 9:47:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 12/21/11 | John
    Pat Dollard posted this. It’s an official Barack Obama campaign ad for 2012. Having asked supporters to shove their donations to Obama’s reelection in their relatives faces last week, they’re now asking fans to convert those same people through persistent political harangues at family gatherings.
  • "Service Temporarily Unavailable"?

    12/04/2011 12:08:32 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 71 replies
    self | Dec 04, 2011 | swampsniper
    We seem to be having server issues again, it's a test of willpower to browse the forum.
  • MO Governor Nixon Issues Executive Order to Establish Obamacare Exchanges–Update: Nixon Backs Down?

    09/15/2011 12:04:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/15/11 | Publius
    We’ve just learned that the Missouri Health Insurance Pool has just voted on behalf of the state to accept $21 million dollars from the federal government to establish an health exchange here in Missouri. They are designating John Huff as the director. Didn’t Missourians vote overwhelmingly against Obamacare in 2008 with theirProp C vote? Just like President Obama does all the time, Nixon is taking the executive order route – completely bypassing the legislature. Original story here. In 2010, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved Prop C, which negated key parts of ObamaCare. Ordinarily, only a legislature can appropriate funds, even if...
  • Obama Issues Statement Marking Ramadan, But No Easter Statement This Year

    08/03/2011 3:45:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/3/11 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama on Monday issued a statement marking the start of Ramadan, the month devoted to prayer and fasting in the Muslim religion. “As Ramadan begins, Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world,” the statement reads. “Ramadan is a festive time that is anticipated for months by Muslims everywhere.”
  • GOP12.com: O'Reilly, Bachmann spar over debt ceiling

    07/12/2011 8:30:50 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies
    youtube video/BOR SHOW ^ | 7/12/2011 | youtube video/BOR SHOW
    Presidential nominee Bachmann does not fall in to the GOP /media politically correct must do's; as Obama, and sometimes wishy washy Boehner and Geithner say raising the debt ceiling must happen or the world will crumble. Bachmann risks the unpopular trend and sticks to her guns;getting badgered by OReilly for going against Boehner and the GOP. Go Bachmann! WATCH THE VIDEO
  • Nail to the GOP Front Door

    06/20/2011 11:57:33 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 23 replies
    Vanity | June 20, 2011 | Kenny Bunk
    Over the past few weeks, Republican candidates offering themselves as warriors in the crusade against Obama have sprung up as wildflowers in the field: each colorful, each beautiful in its own way. But these are not happy warriors. Each seems to send a sad message. It is the now-familiar tale of woe: our once-great republic reduced to a poverty-ridden husk of its former self, led to destruction by the Obama Administration. I suppose this recitation of the unworthiness of Obama is supposed to affirm a candidate’s “conservative” bona fides. IMHO, it is just a blinding glimpse of the obvious and...
  • Michele Bachmann on Veterans Affairs

    06/20/2011 7:36:17 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 7 replies
    bachmann house gov website ^ | Unknown | Michele Bachman
    Veterans Affairs It is imperative that America's military men and women receive the support they deserve for the sacrifices they have made. Our members of the Armed Forces have fought to preserve the freedoms we cherish and I believe Congress must be steadfast in honoring our commitment to them. Last year, I supported the largest increase in funding for veterans programs in theVA’s history: over $37 billion for veterans programs. This legislation also adds more than 1,000 new claims adjusters to help ease the backlog of over 400,000 VA benefits claims. Congress must work to alleviate VA bureaucratic procedures, improve...
  • AP sources: White House set to unveil cyber plan

    05/12/2011 3:41:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11 | Lolita Baldor
    The White House on Thursday is expected to unveil its proposal to enhance the nation's cybersecurity, laying out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure like the electrical grid, financial systems and nuclear power plants. The Obama administration also is insisting that companies tell consumers when their personal information has been compromised. According to cybersecurity experts familiar with the plan, the administration's proposed legislation also would instruct federal agencies to more closely monitor their computer networks. Several House and Senate committees have been working on cybersecurity legislation for the past two years, while waiting for...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Which issue facing America makes you most angry?)

    04/28/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4-28-11 | Fox News
    Which issue facing America today makes you the most angry? War in Afghanistan National security High taxes Government spending and the growing national debt Illegal immigration Unemployment Rising fuel prices Government intervention in our lives Changes to our health care system Other (post a comment)
  • White House issues statement to decline comment on Libya development

    03/30/2011 5:40:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/30/11 | Bonney Kapp
    WASHINGTON--There are multiple reports out today that President Barack Obama has signed a "secret order" authorizing covert U.S. support for Libyan rebel forces.According to Reuters: Obama signed the order, known as a presidential "finding," within the last two or three weeks, according to four U.S. government sources familiar with the matter. Such findings are a principal form of presidential directive used to authorize secret operations by the Central Intelligence Agency
  • In Conference with Herman Cain

    03/14/2011 8:37:13 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Sundries Shack ^ | 3/14/11 | The Sundries Shack
    I had the chance to sit in tonight on a blogger conference call with potential 2012 Presidential candidate Herman Cain. It shouldn’t surprise any long-time readers of The Shack when I say I’m a fan of Cain’s as a candidate and as a person. Though he has yet to announce his candidacy, he has formed an exploratory committee and has visited several of the early primary and caucus states to gauge interest in a run and to lay some groundwork if he decides to do so. I had hoped to connect to the call with Skype and record it, so...
  • The Elusive 90% Solution. Which issues do 90% of the public agree on?

    03/13/2011 8:53:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 03/13/2011
    These days there appears to be almost nothing that all, or nearly all, Americans can agree on. But this week, fully 90% of the public said that they were hearing mostly bad news about gas prices. That might seem like a no-brainer given the recent surge in gas prices. But reaching the 90% threshold is a rare occurrence in public opinion surveys. In part, this reflects the tendency of polling organizations to focus on current issues about which there are often considerable differences of opinion. Nonetheless, even on issues where one would expect to find near-total agreement, the public's...
  • Palin knows the issues, Ed Rollins (and unlike your boy Perot, she’s sane)

    12/05/2010 8:01:32 AM PST · by curth · 17 replies
    Northstar National ^ | December 2nd, 2010 | Dan Calabrese
    I like Sarah Palin, but you already know that. And as I’ve often said, I have no idea if she wants to run for president. The resolution of that question is not terribly important to me. I am more interested in policy substance than in politics, especially when it comes to campaigns that are yet in the future, and I don’t sit around obsessing over whether someone I respect is going to run for this, that or the other thing. Who are you telling to study? But it seems that just about everyone else is obsessed with Palin’s presidential prospects,...
  • Interpol Issues Arrest Warrant for WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

    11/30/2010 5:15:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on sex charges. The Australian is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion in an investigation that stems from his encounters with two women during a visit to Sweden in August. Assange has denied the allegations and insisted his sexual relations with the women were consensual. A veteran computer hacker, Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006. It has published almost 500,000 secret U.S. documents about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Court documents filed by the prosecutor show Assange is suspected
  • Scalia, Breyer Spar Over Supreme Court Issues

    11/13/2010 8:24:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | 11/13/10 | ap
    LUBBOCK, Texas -- One of the most conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court and one of the most liberal ones sparred Friday over capital punishment, the direct election of senators and various other constitutional questions during a rare public debate that highlighted their philosophical differences. Antonin Scalia, 74, the longest-serving current justice, appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan, and Stephen Breyer, 72, appointed by Democrat Bill Clinton, shared the stage in front of a crowd of thousands during a West Texas event organized by Texas Tech University Law School. They particularly clashed on the question of capital punishment. Scalia...
  • Fear-Mongers Deliver Victory

    11/04/2010 7:18:42 AM PDT · by kingu · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-04-2010 | Mary Mitchell
    A day after President Obama got what he called a "shellacking" in the midterm elections, he took full responsibility for the outcome that turned over the House to the Republicans. Pundits will spend the next few days poring over the numbers. But judging from the questions reporters asked at the news conference, the defeat is being cast as a clear message from voters that Obama is going in the wrong direction.(snip)For the last two years, the electorate has been subjected to lies about Obama's religion, his heritage and his agenda. These deliberate falsehoods were designed to scare the bejeezus out...
  • George Bush Admits Failure

    10/28/2010 9:10:43 AM PDT · by facedodge · 65 replies
    Gather ^ | 10/28/2010
    George Bush finally admitted failure, but not about what many would think. Former President Bush believes his biggest failure was on Social Security reform. Bush wanted to implement a semi-private . . .
  • Trust on Issues

    10/18/2010 1:42:57 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 8 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 18, 2010 | Rasmussen
    With two weeks to go until Election Day, voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on eight of ten important issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen including the economy and health care.
  • Climate Change Skeptics Sweeping GOP Senate Primaries (Woo-Hoo!)

    09/20/2010 5:06:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    climatewire.com ^ | Sep. 20, 2010 | Patrick Reis
    Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe stood on the Senate floor last year to declare 2009 "the year of the skeptic." Turns out he jumped the gun. This year, a host of Republican Senate hopefuls are trumpeting their rejection of climate science on the campaign trail. Christine O'Donnell became the latest to enter the spotlight last week when she rode tea party support to knock off Rep. Mike Castle -- one of eight House Republicans who voted for cap-and-trade climate legislation last summer -- in Delaware's open-seat GOP Senate primary.
  • Black scholars to debate how to hold Obama 'accountable'

    09/18/2010 8:04:42 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/17/2010 | Krissah Thompson
    A group probing whether President Obama is addressing matters of concern to African Americans will discuss the issue Saturday at the annual conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hours before Obama is scheduled to address conference attendees. Political scientist Ron Daniels formed the Shirley Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission in late 2008 as a mechanism for black leaders to hold the nation's first black president accountable. Eventually, the group hopes to issue a report card that grades the administration on how well it is doing in closing racial disparities. The commission is named after the first African American woman elected...
  • Yost or Black for US Congress, District 3 (FL)

    08/22/2010 5:51:09 AM PDT · by Shery · 2 replies
    8/22/2010 | Shery
    What can anyone from Florida tell us about the candidates running for District 3 (FL) US Congressional seat? All 3 seem to look okay online, but two are more vocal in their stand: Mike Yost and Dean Black. They both actually state their beliefs, not just a nice-sounding background. Anyone know either of the two men mentioned, or have good inside information?
  • Dems Come out Swinging on Behalf of Ground Zero Mosque

    08/21/2010 10:21:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 46 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 21 August 2010 | John Semmens
    With the controversy over the location of a new, $100 million mosque near the spot of the 9-11 attack heating up, leading luminaries of the Democratic Party have come out in favor of going ahead with it as planned. From the White House we have observed President Obama giving his blessing to the project, both in words and deeds. “Building this mosque adjacent to the site of the worst massacre of civilians in US history opens up a dialogue between proponents of Islam and what are termed ‘unbelievers,’” the President said. “And dialogue is what America is all about. That’s...
  • (NYDN) Democrats: We were blindsided by President Obama's Ground Zero mosque comments

    08/17/2010 6:57:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 49 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | August 17, 2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    WASHINGTON - Democrats complain they were blindsided when President Obama weighed in on the Ground Zero mosque and handed the GOP a new club to beat them with. (snip) White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has spent three days on the phone doing damage control with angry Democrats and urging them not to go public against the President, Democratic sources said. Obama went ahead with the Ramadan dinner remarks even though his top political advisers had not reached a consensus on what he should do. Emanuel was one of the skeptics.
  • The mosque miscue (Libs panic over Obama and his Victory Mosque...)

    08/16/2010 9:29:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/10 | Bob Franken
    For President Obama, there is no vacation from vacillation. By the time he got to the beach this weekend, the controversy over his Friday speech seemingly supporting the proposed mosque at the 9/11 site left him so rattled, he could hardly wait to put on his flip-flops. Even the hastily arranged Gulf vacation itself was more of a placation, as in placating those who complained his family time off had not included the BP-besieged Gulf shores, making his ringing words of support ring hollow. Soon after he arrived he hastened to hollow out his words from the evening before, at...
  • Does anyone really think 2010 is going to be about George W. Bush?

    08/10/2010 12:43:00 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/10/2010 | Ben Smith
    I mean, it's not an illogical notion, but the political reality and the speed of the media churn make the notion that Democrats can run against Bush this year vanishingly unlikely. Still, the DNC seems to be trying. From communications director Brad Woodhouse: Serious question here - where is George Bush? Why is he not on the Campaign Trail for Republicans? In recent weeks Republican leaders have said they want to return to the “exact same agenda” that was pursed under George Bush (Pete Sessions), that President Bush will be seen in a more favorable light by the public as...
  • Wikileaks Releases U.S. Afghanistan War Files; Partners With NY Times, UK Guardian, Der Spiegel

    07/25/2010 2:51:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 193 replies · 6+ views
    Sunday, July 25, 2010 | Kristinn
    Read reports on the files at:Der SpiegelThe New York TimesThe GuardianIntro by Der Spiegel:Close to 92,000 US documents have been uncovered that shed new light on the war in Afghanistan. In an unprecedented development, close to 92,000 classified documents pertaining to the war in Afghanistan have been leaked. SPIEGEL, the New York Times and the Guardian have analyzed the raft of mostly classified documents. They expose the true scale of the Western military deployment -- and the problems beleaguering Germany's Bundeswehr in the Hindu Kush. A total of 91,731 reports from United States military databanks relating to the war in...
  • Department of Justice and USDA Workshops to Explore Competition and Regulatory Issues...

    02/23/2010 7:05:43 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 335+ views
    http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/February/10-at-182.html NOTE: The following text SNIPPET is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Department of Justice and USDA Workshops to Explore Competition and Regulatory Issues in the Agriculture Industry to Begin March 12 in Iowa Initial Workshop to Be Held in Ankeny, Iowa, at Des Moines Area Community College, FFA Enrichment Center WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the agenda and panelists for the first joint public workshop, which will be held on March 12, 2010, in Ankeny, Iowa, to explore competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture...
  • ACLU issues travel warnings to Arizona

    06/30/2010 3:18:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/30/10 | Bob Christie - ap
    PHOENIX – The nation's top civil liberties group on Wednesday issued travel alerts for Arizona, saying the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants could lead to racial profiling and warrantless arrests. American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Arizona, New Mexico and 26 other states put out the warnings in advance of the Fourth of July weekend. The Arizona chapter has received reports that law enforcement officers are already targeting some people even though the law doesn't take effect until July 29, its executive director said. The alerts are designed to teach people about their rights if police stop...
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit

    06/25/2010 3:42:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-obama-and-president-medvedev-russia-us-russia-business-summit Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 24, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 3:08 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good afternoon, everybody. It is a pleasure to be here with my friend and partner, President Medvedev, and I want to thank him again for his leadership, especially his vision for an innovative Russia that’s modernizing its economy, including deeper economic ties between our...