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  • Rick Santorum: White House decision around June

    11/17/2014 9:21:23 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/2014 | Kyle Cheney
    Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who nipped at Mitt Romney’s heels in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, says he’s eyeing mid-2015 for a decision about a second White House bid. “Four years ago, we ended up announcing in June of 2011. If past is a portent of the future, that’s probably a ballpark,” he said in a phone interview. Santorum said he’s actively engaged with party donors and activists to assess whether he has a path to the nomination. “We’re doing everything consistent with making an effort,” he said. “We’re talking to donors, we’re looking at talking to people in...
  • Pride Month

    07/07/2014 1:35:54 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
  • Obama proclaims June Caribbean-American Heritage Month

    06/04/2014 1:07:11 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 27 replies
    Carribean 360 ^ | June 1, 2014 | no byline
    WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Sunday June 1, 2014, CMC – President Barak Obama has proclaimed June, 2014 National Caribbean-American Heritage month, stating that the US is expanding cooperation with its Caribbean partners, in promoting social justice and prosperity throughout the Americas. He said during National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, America will honour Caribbean Americans’ history, culture, and ‘essential role in the American narrative’. He said the US is seeking to, “create new educational opportunities for young people across the Caribbean basin, as well as for Caribbean Americans in our own communities”. “We are also working to advance commonsense immigration reform that...
  • Rush just said "Beaver and Cleaver" Life style

    04/14/2014 11:11:43 AM PDT · by Paladin2 · 48 replies
    EIB Netword | 4/14/2014 | Limbaugh
  • Romney Raises Record $106.1M in June

    07/09/2012 8:15:54 AM PDT · by BAW · 17 replies
    ABC defg ^ | July 9, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    The Romney campaign announced today that it raised $106.1 million in June, its best fundraising month to date. The money was raised by Romney for President, Romney Victory and the Republican National Committee. The campaign reported having $160 million on hand at the end of the month. June’s loot far exceeds May’s total of more than $76 million, out-raising the Obama campaign by $16 million. The Obama campaign has not yet released its own fundraising numbers for the month of June.
  • June: Obama’s Disastrous Month

    06/25/2012 9:23:00 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 6/25/2012 | Dick Morris
    If Obama loses by the landslide I have been predicting — and he will — his undoing started in June. At the end of 2011, Obama’s approval ratings rarely rose above 45% and occasionally dropped as low as 40% in the daily tracking polls of both Gallup (registered voters) and Rasmussen (likely voters). But, as 2012 dawned, his approval gradually rose to 49-50 percent on the strength of a perception of economic recovery. Monthly job creation solidly above 200,000 and dropping first time unemployment claims fueled the heady sense that we were emerging from the Great Recession at last. But,...
  • UFOs Over London Last Friday??? (A Break From The News)

    06/27/2011 10:07:09 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 56 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/24/2011
    UFOs Over London BBC Radio 1 Building Right - took over a week to get it....but finally managed to get these critters on camera on a clear day, and even get a close-up. It seems to be attracting quite a crowd now when they appear. Can anyone explain what on earth these lights are please?
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2011

    05/31/2011 10:41:31 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,690 replies · 1+ views
    6-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Unemployment rate falls in 39 states in June (AP's headline misleading once again)

    07/20/2010 9:56:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/20/2010 | Christopher Rugaber
    WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate fell in most states in June, mainly because more people gave up searching for work and were no longer counted. Fewer states saw job increases, the latest evidence that the economic recovery is slowing. The jobless rate declined in 39 states and Washington, D.C. last month, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's a slight improvement from May, when 37 states saw their rates decline. But only 21 states saw net job gains in June, the government said. That compared to 41 the previous month and is the fewest this year. The decline in job creation...
  • Federal deficit tops $1 trillion through June (and 'WE' got 3 months to go to blow more dough)

    07/13/2010 12:26:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/10 | Martin Crutsinger - ap
    WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has topped $1 trillion with three months still to go in the budget year, showing the lasting impact of the recession on the government's finances. In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Tuesday that through the first nine months of this budget year, the deficit totals $1 trillion. That's down 7.6 percent from the $1.09 trillion deficit run up during the same period a year ago. Worries about the size of the deficit have created political problems for the Obama administration. Congressional Republicans and moderate Democrats have blocked more spending on job creation...
  • Bank Tax Sets Back Financial Regulatory Bill

    06/29/2010 11:25:19 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/29/10 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    Obama administration officials and Congressional leaders said Tuesday that the House and Senate would have to reopen the conference proceedings on a sweeping financial regulatory bill after Senator Scott Brown, Republican of Massachusetts, said he would oppose the final version because it contained a tax on big banks and hedge funds. * * * The need to reopen the conference negotiations, which could happen on Tuesday afternoon, suggested that Democrats were paying a slightly embarrassing price for rushing to meet President Obama’s request that the legislation be completed by the end of last week so that it could be signed...
  • Consumer confidence tumbles in June

    06/29/2010 8:34:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1+ views
    AP Finance on Yahoo ^ | 6/29/10 | Anne D'Innocenzio - ap
    NEW YORK – Americans, worried about jobs and the sluggish economic recovery, are having a relapse in confidence, causing a widely watched index to tumble in June and raising concerns about consumer spending in the critical months ahead. The Conference Board, a private research group based in New York, said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index dropped almost 10 points to 52.9, down from the revised 62.7 in May. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had been expecting the reading to dip slightly to 62.8. June's reading marked the biggest drop since February, when the index fell 10 points. The index...
  • Sinking to new lows

    06/26/2010 9:17:51 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/26/2010 | Dane Schiller
    Drug traffickers are spending $1 million a pop to build boats that look like submarines and can carry 4 tons of cocaine for 2,000 miles without refueling. Nicknamed "narco subs," they're made to sneak loads up from South America to Mexico, where the drugs are offloaded and taken overland into the United States. "It is a semi-submersible coffin," said Jay Bergman, Andean regional director for the Drug Enforcement Administration. "You batten down the hatches and you are doing everything to not be detected sailing in the middle of the ocean." At least 13 of the craft have been stopped and...
  • **Obama Bombshell** Blue Hawaii: Health Department falsified Obama's birth records!

    06/25/2010 9:43:42 AM PDT · by Polarik · 610 replies · 3+ views
    Sometime between October 31, 2008, and July 27, 2009, the dates of Health Director Chiyome Fukino's two press releases, Hawaii amended Obama's birth record. A brand-new Certificate of Live Birth (not Certification of Live Birth) was issued to him. The DOH Director decides what goes in or gets taken out of birth records. She went on record as saying that "President Obama posted a copy of his certificate on his campaign website" even though she has refused to authenticate it for the past two years. This created a conundrum that could only be resolved by changing Obama's birth records to...
  • Senators Fear President Will Grant Amnesty By Executive Order...

    06/23/2010 8:46:07 AM PDT · by Feldkurat_Katz · 131 replies · 1+ views
    Before It's News ^ | Jun 23 2010 | Eyes For You
    Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation's 11-18 million illegal aliens. Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to the President asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can't secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate. The letter that was sent to Pres. Obama earlier today asks the President for clarification on the use of deferred action or parole for illegal aliens. The executive actions are...
  • Feds bash reliability of birth documents

    06/21/2010 7:09:56 PM PDT · by Man50D · 27 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 21, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Birth documents such as the "Certification of Live Birth" President Obama's campaign posted online to rebut questions about his constitutional eligibility prove very little other than that a birth happened, according to a federal report uncovered by WND. The review of birth-certification procedures and documentation said there are too many open doors through which fraud can enter the system to rely significantly on the document. And even an original birth certificate isn't always sufficient, the report said, because much of the fraud committed at the time of the report was by imposters using genuine documentation.
  • AP Bias on Full Display: Reporter Omits Democrat Link to Scandal, Highlights GOP Affiliation

    06/14/2010 8:28:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 752+ views
    On Monday (June 14), Associated Press reporter Colleen Long wrote two articles about two different criminal cases in New York State, both involving political operatives accused of breaking the law. The first was about "Hank Morris... adviser to former state comptroller Alan Hevesi, [who] has been accused of taking kickbacks and other payments...." The second was about John Haggerty, who is accused of duping New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg into giving him money for campaign expenses and then using the money for personal expenses instead. The story about Morris never mentioned that he was a Democrat political consultant, or...
  • Feds Investigating McCain Donors, Campaign Lied About Money ($1.1M+ taken from Ponzi scheme)

    06/11/2010 7:25:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 2,396+ views
    Sen. John McCain must personally and publicly explain why he allowed his staff to lie to the media about returning all $1.1 million given to his presidential campaign by a convicted felon; if he accepted even more from the felon's law partners; and why he has not donated all the dirty money to charity as his campaign claimed. Federal authorities have been investigating 30 lawyers who worked in the now-defunct firm of Scott Rothstein, who yesterday was sentenced to 50 years in prison for running an elaborate Ponzi scheme. According to his lawyer and media reports, the convicted felon is...
  • "Tea Party Member Stuns Crowd!" (Love of God & Country at it's best!!)

    06/05/2010 7:06:53 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 11 replies · 2,676+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 04, 2010 | secularstupidest
    Herman Cain lead a Q&A session at the Douglas County Tea Party when a young woman asked him about the attack by the Left on our Judeo-Christian heritage in America...He addressed her question, then went to the last question of the night, and the crowd was not expecting what happened next...
  • White House: Obama may use executive privilege to withhold Kagan documents

    06/03/2010 5:28:47 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 114 replies · 3,960+ views
    In a letter to Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee Republican, Robert Bauer, counsel to Obama, implied the president may use executive privilege to hide some memos Elena Kagan wrote when she served in the Clinton White House. “President Obama does not intend to assert executive privilege over any of the documents requested by the Committee,” Bauer writes. “Of course, President Clinton also has an interest in these records, and his representative is reviewing them now,” he adds. The Clinton library has more than 150,000 documents related to Elena Kagan. This is one of the few...
  • Obama Slips Up On Oil Spill Panel

    06/02/2010 7:21:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,004+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 2, 2010 | HENRY I. MILLER
    I dislike President Obama's style and substance. A whiner and left-wing ideologue, he is remarkably slow-witted when out of range of speechwriters and teleprompters. I'll say one thing for him, though: He brings a sense of irony to government. The latest example is the incomprehensible choice of William Reilly, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to co-chair the presidential commission to investigate the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. During Reilly's tenure, the EPA implemented policies that prevented the development of a high-tech method to mitigate the effects of the oil washing onto the magnificent beaches...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2010

    05/31/2010 10:41:32 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,537 replies · 5,699+ views
    June 1, 2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Lockerbie Release: Eric Holder knew in June

    09/01/2009 11:00:13 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 45 replies · 1,568+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/01 12:22 PM | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Attorney General Eric Holder warned his Scottish counterpart in June that the man convicted of blowing US-bound Pan Am Flight 103 out of the sky could get a hero’s welcome if allowed to return to Libya, according to the head of a group representing the families of victims. Holder’s warning to Scotland’s justice secretary, Kenny MacAskill, came nearly two months before the bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, was released from a Scottish prison and greeted by a cheering crowd on his arrival in Libya last week. Notes prepared ahead of Holder’s June 26 conversation with MacAskill were provided to the Associated...
  • Small-Business Bankruptcy Filings Up 81% in June, Equifax Data Shows

    08/10/2009 8:46:43 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 1,258+ views
    itnewsonline.com ^ | 08/10/09 | itnewsonline.com
    Western U.S. Remains Hardest Hit Region ATLANTA, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Commercial bankruptcies among the nation's more than 25 million small businesses increased by nearly 81% in June 2009 from June 2008, according to Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX), which analyzed its comprehensive small business database for the study. There were 10,339 bankruptcy filings in June 2009 throughout the U.S., up from 5,712 a year ago, according to the data. California is the most negatively affected state with 10 MSA's (metropolitan statistical areas) among the 15 areas with the most commercial bankruptcy filings during June. Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino and Sacramento...
  • June housing construction rises unexpectedly

    07/18/2009 5:44:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 703+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 7/18/2009 | Altan Zibel
    Construction of new U.S. homes rose in June to the highest level in seven months, a sign builders are starting to regain confidence as they emerge from the housing bust. The Commerce Department said Friday that construction of new homes and apartments jumped 3.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 582,000 units, from an upwardly revised rate of 562,000 in May. That was better than the 530,000-unit pace economists expected, and the second straight increase after April's record low of 479,000 units. In another encouraging sign, applications for building permits, seen as a good indicator of...
  • Obama declares June 'LGBT Pride Month'

    06/02/2009 9:44:36 AM PDT · by ThisLittleLightofMine · 90 replies · 3,223+ views
    One News ^ | 6/2/2009 | Jody Brown and Allie Martin
    In a presidential proclamation on the White House website, Barack Obama has lauded what he calls "the determination and dedication" of the LGBT movement by proclaiming June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month."
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2009

    05/31/2009 11:15:06 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,891 replies · 22,360+ views
    May 31, 2009 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Newropeans are predicting economic collapse in June 2009?

    05/16/2009 3:35:39 PM PDT · by Kackikat · 86 replies · 4,367+ views
    Leap 2020 ^ | 05/16/09 | Kackikat
    http://www.leap2020.eu/Open-letter-London-G20-Summit-Last-chance-before-global-geopolitical-dislocation_a3010.html This OPEN LETTER was written in March, 2009 about the G20 Summit. I just found it, and was shocked to read the small print on advice that a new global currency change from the US dollar was a step to prevent a June, 2009 collapse.
  • Iraq June death toll drops nearly 10 percent

    07/01/2008 9:06:08 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 138+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/01/08 | Staff
    BAGHDAD (AFP) — The number of Iraqis killed in political violence in June fell to 509, a near 10 percent fall compared to the previous month, security officials said on Monday. Insurgent and militia attacks killed at least 448 civilians, 40 policemen and 21 soldiers, the officials said quoting figures collected from the interior, health and defence ministries. In May, violence claimed the lives of 504 civilians, 32 policemen and 27 soldiers. By contrast US military losses rose to 29 in June compared with 19 in May, which marked the military's lowest monthly death toll since the March 2003 invasion,...
  • Snow forecast for mountains tonight

    06/10/2008 9:32:22 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 47 replies · 63+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 6/9/08 | Susan Gilmore
    For the last few weeks, crews have stopped fighting snow to mowing grass, tackling weeds, striping lane lines and sweeping roads. It's back to winter operations tonight. "In 30 years I can only remember two other times when it snowed this late in the season," said Sam Krahenbuhl, Snoqualmie Pass assistant maintenance superintendent. "One time it snowed on a Fourth of July weekend. This is really rare." While it won't snow in the Puget Sound area, records for the lowest high temperature may be broken today and Tuesday. Forecasters said the high temperature today should be 57 degrees, 1 degree...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread -- IT's JUNE!!!!!

    06/05/2008 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Gabz · 196 replies · 622+ views
    Garden Girl | June 2006 | Garden Girl
    Please remember folks --- this article is from 2006! June is here, and along with it, summer. Gone are the soft pastels of flowering vines such as jasmine and wisteria. The bolder, brighter summer colors of orange trumpet vine and the tropical colors of mandevillas are on their way. The soft, new greens of spring have been replaced by the harder greens of maturing leaves. Crepe myrtles and gardenias and hydrangeas are showing off their colors. Now that the things we hate about warm weather are back in full force-all the mosquitoes, sand gnats, yellow flies, and various other nasty...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2008

    05/31/2008 11:14:27 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 3,019 replies · 3,625+ views
    June 1, 2008 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread XXXVIII~June 2007-July 2007

    06/01/2007 6:53:35 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,093 replies · 6,276+ views
    Soaring Feather/Poets of the Lair | June 1, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....06-1 to 3 -07...T.G.I.F....Memorial Weekend.. at the Finest

    06/01/2007 6:16:59 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 162 replies · 1,053+ views
    June 1, 2007 | bllie
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • PHCs scheduled for completion by June

    12/31/2006 7:50:42 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Story and photo by Betsy Weiner
    Sunday, 31 December 2006 Story and photo by Betsy WeinerGulf Region South District Mike Osborne, Dhi Qar resident engineer, examines the mortar on the skeletal structure of a primary healthcare center in Nasiriyah recently. Dhi Qar and Muthanna have 12 PHCs that fall under the purview of the Adder Area Office, GRS. Twelve primary healthcare centers (PHC), designed to provide essential medical care to people in underdeveloped urban and rural areas in the Dhi Qar and Muthanna provinces, will open by June, according to Gulf Region South District officials.Construction on 55 facilities in the nine southern provinces halted when...
  • George Washington assigned to lead the Continental Army

    06/15/2006 4:59:24 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 1 replies · 500+ views
    http://www.historychannel.com ^ | June 15 1775 | History
    June 15 1775 George Washington assigned to lead the Continental Army On this day in 1775, George Washington, who would one day become the first American president, accepts an assignment to lead the Continental Army. Washington had been managing his family’s plantation and serving in the Virginia House of Burgesses when the second Continental Congress unanimously voted to have him lead the revolutionary army. He had earlier distinguished himself, in the eyes of his contemporaries, as a commander for the British army in the French and Indian War of 1754. Born a British citizen and a former Redcoat, Washington had,...
  • 'Operation Jump Start' Puts 2,500 Guardsmen on Southern Border in June

    06/06/2006 6:45:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 320+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, June 6, 2006 – As part of Operation Jump Start, the National Guard will place about 2,500 troops along the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of the month to support efforts to curb illegal immigrants from entering the country, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said yesterday. "The National Guard will support federal law enforcement agencies that have responsibilities for the security of our borders," Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum said. "What we will be doing is bringing military skills, military equipment, military expertise and experience to assist at the request of the Department of Homeland Security."...
  • CA: Eleventh-hour talks fail for June bond measure

    03/16/2006 9:29:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 197+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/16/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    SACRAMENTO — A frenetic last-minute attempt to place a massive public works bond on the June ballot failed late Wednesday, handing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a key legislative defeat in his bid for re-election. The collapse of negotiations over the bond measure came just hours before an administrative deadline to place measures on the primary election ballot. "We ran out of time," Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said, after the Senate passed an urgency bill appropriating $1 billion for levee repairs from the state's reserve fund. A partial deal had appeared possible just hours earlier after legislative leaders from both...
  • CA: Governor, lawmakers try to get public works bond on June ballot (last-ditch attempt)

    03/13/2006 7:24:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 297+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/13/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    Lawmakers made a last-ditch attempt Monday to reach a deal that would put the largest bond measure in California history on the June ballot - an approximately $50 billion package with money for highways, transit, schools, levees and other public works projects. "I am very hopeful. I think we're very close," said Assembly Budget Committee chairman John Laird, D-Santa Cruz. "It's just fleshing out the absolute final details and making sure everyone from every caucus is on board." Despite such displays of optimism, the legislative process that is required to actually place a measure on the ballot remained in flux....
  • CA: Gloomy forecast for June bond (March 10 deadline to file for June 6 election))

    03/05/2006 12:50:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 271+ views
    North County Times ^ | 3/5/06 | Dave Downey
    With the clock quickly ticking down to a Friday deadline, political observers are offering a June gloom forecast on the odds that California voters will see an infrastructure bond on the primary ballot. Many note that just last week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took a significant step backward from his earlier position that a bond measure aimed at shoring up California's crumbling infrastructure must move forward this spring. "The key thing here is that, if you're lucky you can do it for the June ballot," Schwarzenegger told reporters at a Capitol news conference Thursday. "Both parties agree that we should not...
  • Sean Penn's Iran Dispatches/Reports Ready on Monday

    08/17/2005 7:16:20 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 23 replies · 819+ views
    E! Online ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | by Charlie Amter
    When it comes to Sean Penn's latest journalistic experiment, it's a case of better late than never. The actor, dispatched to cover the Iranian elections two months ago, will finally see his byline in the San Francisco Chronicle come Monday, according to editor Phil Bronstein. The Chronicle Executive Vice President and editor confirmed to E! Online Wednesday that Penn's long-in-the-works report will likely be divvied up into five segments, with one running each day next week. Bronstein added that Chronicle staffers are "still laying the piece out" and that "the number of days could change." Asked why it took so...
  • June Durables Soar, Home Sales Surge As U.S. Strengthens

    07/28/2005 8:46:28 AM PDT · by CAWats · 36 replies · 798+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 07/28/05 | Laura Mandaro
    Despite fears that the housing market is ready to collapse, demand for homes remain hot. The supply of new homes at the current sales pace narrowed to 4.0 months, the lowest since October.
  • M3 in June alone was almost equal to the value of all gold held by the United States government.

    07/16/2005 2:08:37 PM PDT · by babylontoday · 6 replies · 281+ views
    government ^ | 7-16-05 | babylontoday.com
    Am I the only one who thinks that it is a little weird that the M3 "money stock", increased in the single month of June by almost as much as the entirety of the gold held by the United States? http://www.babylontoday.com/index.htm#faux_money Is this monetizing of our national debt? http://www.babylontoday.com/projected_national_debt.htm#debt_vs_m3 Is it a wonder that all this phony money could pump up a housing bubble? http://www.babylontoday.com/general_assets.htm#housing_bubble Incredibly, housing prices have only kept up about 2/3 the pace of M3. http://www.babylontoday.com/general_assets.htm#m3_vs_house_prices
  • June Sales Big for GM

    07/02/2005 4:58:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies · 791+ views
    Automotive Industry News ^ | Jul 1, 2005 | Mike Cervantes
    Riding a wave of publicity generated by its “You pay what we pay, GM Employee Discount for everyone” incentives campaign, General Motors reported a 41% year-over-year increase in vehicle sales for the month of June. GM dealers in the United States sold 558,092 cars and trucks last month, including what the company says is an “all-time industry record” for truck sales – 382,601, up 68%. Full size GM pickups sales were up 102%. The incentives program, which offered buyers the opportunity to pay the same price on vehicles that GM employees pay, appears to have had less of an impact...
  • U.S. Army Ends 4-Month Recruiting Slump in June

    06/29/2005 1:47:12 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 42 replies · 1,258+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 29, 2005
    The U.S. Army, hard pressed to attract new soldiers amid the Iraq war, exceeded its monthly recruiting goal in June, ending four straight months of shortfalls, the top U.S. military officer said on Wednesday. But the Army, three-quarters through fiscal 2005, remained about 7,800 behind its year-to-date target and still was in danger of missing its first annual recruiting goal since 1999, officials said. The fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. "I will tell you that for the month of June, the United States Army active recruiting is over 100 percent of its goal, which is a turnaround from where...
  • CA: State Education Secretary Dick Riordan to resign in June

    04/27/2005 6:03:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 354+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 4/27/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO - State Education Secretary Richard Riordan said Wednesday he will resign from his position in June, ending a sometimes bumpy term in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration. The former two-term Los Angeles mayor and wealthy businessman gave no reason for his decision. Riordan was an uncomfortable fit in the Schwarzenegger administration whose efforts to change public school funding and management were largely stymied by opponents. His resignation was not a surprise to many in the Capitol who have anticipated him leaving after an incident last summer in Santa Barbara when Riordan jokingly told a child named Isis that her name...
  • Tapping the Hornet's Nest

    12/13/2004 8:40:27 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 1,319+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 13, 2004 | Michael Rubin
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Iran: The Invisible Revolution. During the U.S. presidential campaign, debate over Iran policy received unprecedented attention. The reasons are multifold. With Iran on the verge of developing both nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capability, Washington policymakers can no longer ignore the Iranian threat, especially when confidants of Supreme Leader Ali Khomenei lead televised chants of "American will be annihilated," as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati did last June. American concern over a nuclear Iran is multifold. The danger is not necessarily that Iran would conduct a nuclear first strike, although former president Ali Akbar...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 734 replies · 30,137+ views
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  • U.S. posts higher-than-expected June budget surplus

    07/14/2004 5:13:49 AM PDT · by visagoth · 15 replies · 1,004+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 13, 2004 | Laura MacInnis
    By Laura MacInnis WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. government posted a larger-than-expected budget surplus in June, propped up by higher quarterly business tax receipts, a government report released on Tuesday showed. In the Treasury Department's monthly budget statement, June income outpaced spending by $19.14 billion, slightly less than the government's June 2003 surplus of $21.23 billion. "What we are seeing is the impact of a good economy, the impact of extraordinarily strong corporate profits, and likely the impact of more people being caught in the alternative minimum tax," Drew Matus, financial markets economist at Lehman Brothers in New...
  • Bishops' June Meeting To Be ‘Special Assembly

    06/11/2004 2:53:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 119+ views
    USCCB.org ^ | 6-03-04 | Bishops
    Bishops' June Meeting To Be ‘Special Assembly' WASHINGTON (June 3, 2004) -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather in a special assembly June 14-19, 2004, in Englewood, Colorado. Every five years, instead of a spring business meeting, the U.S. Catholic bishops hold a special assembly that allows them an extended period of time for prayer and reflection. These special assemblies are prepared for by ad hoc committees appointed several years in advance to develop the program. The June meeting will not be attended by the observers usually present at the USCCB business meetings. Also there...