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  • Judge rules EPA lied about transparency, tells agency to halt discrimination against conservatives

    03/02/2015 11:26:45 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 2, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge warned the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday not to discriminate against conservative groups in how it responds to open-records requests, issuing a legal spanking. Judge Royce C. Lamberth concluded the agency may have lied to the court and showed “apathy and carelessness” in carrying out the law, though the judge was unable to determine if documents were intentionally destroyed. Judge Lamberth described the “absurdity” of the way the EPA handled a Freedom of Information Act request from the Landmark Legal Foundation and then the court case stemming from it — including late last week admitting it lied...
  • Major Obama donor charged with manslaughter and bribing medical professionals ....

    06/20/2014 2:00:08 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | June 20, 2014 | Joel Christie
    One of the major financial backers of President Barrack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign has been indicted in an alleged multi-million dollar insurance swindle. Kareem Ahmed, the president and CEO of Ontario firm Landmark Medical Management, is accused of masterminding the scheme and is facing charged of conspiracy, insurance fraud and involuntary manslaughter, according to TPM. Ahmed and 15 of his associates - most of them doctors and one pharmacist - were indicted by a California grand jury, TPM reported. He is accused of developing topical cream formulas 'based on the profitability of the ingredients' and bribing doctors who treated workers'...
  • Landmark Sues EPA Over Post-Election Flood of New Regs

    10/23/2012 4:51:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Landmark Legal Foundation ^ | 10-23-2012 | Landmark Legal Foundation
    Landmark Legal Foundation has filed suit against the EPA for the Agency's failure to produce information about regulations the EPA will issue after the November 6th election.Landmark's new brief can be found by clicking this link:EPA Lawsuit
  • More than half of Californians say they know nothing about landmark global-warming law

    08/02/2012 9:26:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/2/12 | Dana Hull
    California's landmark global-warming bill was a white-hot topic in the 2010 governor's race and remains former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature environmental achievement. But as the state prepares to unroll the law's cap-and-trade program in November with the first state auctions of emissions permits, a new poll finds that 57 percent of Californians say they have never heard anything about the program. The statewide poll by the Public Policy Institute of California further found that 30 percent of respondents said they had heard "a little," while just 12 percent said they had heard "a lot." "Cap-and-trade is a very complicated issue...
  • St. Patrick’s (Cathedral in NY) to Undergo a Three-Year, $177 Million Renovation

    03/17/2012 1:39:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | March 16, 2012 | DAVID W. DUNLAP
    Take one good, long last look at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a defining landmark of New York City. It is about to disappear for two or three years under a cocoon of scaffolding, inside and out, that will permit a $177 million rehabilitation project to unfold, the most extensive work at the cathedral in generations.Come to think of it, don’t take too good a look. You may see the growing cracks in the marble facade and the patchwork of repairs up and down the buttresses, the dimness of the stained-glass windows and smoke-darkened walls, the zebra striping caused by lathing behind...
  • Landmark US-Mexico trucking agreement resolves 15-year conflict

    07/06/2011 5:34:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    cs monitor ^ | 7/6/11 | Howard LaFranchi,
    After years of wrangling, US and Mexican officials signed an agreement Wednesday that allows trucks from each nation to travel on the other country’s highways – a key provision of NAFTA. Washington The United States and Mexico on Wednesday signed an agreement aimed at resolving a cross-border trucking dispute. The longstanding disagreement had come to symbolize growing resistance, especially in the US Congress, to free-trade provisions with America’s southern neighbor. The accord, signed in Mexico City by US and Mexican transportation officials, would end a 15-year-old controversy that on the US side featured fears of unsafe Mexican trucks barreling along...
  • Landmark Files First Brief in Florida Obamacare Case May 11, 2011

    One of the law firms representing a lead party in the Florida litigation launched by 26 states challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare invited Landmark Legal Foundation to file an amicus curiae ("Friend of the Court") brief in support of the federal district court's decision that Obamacare was unconstitutional. Landmark was asked to address the Commerce Clause and tax issues relating to the legislation. Landmark's amicus brief is here: /uploads/Brief_Filed.pdf
  • Is Ronald Reagan’s Chicago boyhood home doomed?

    03/09/2011 9:03:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2-6-11 | Kim JANSSEN
    Locked up, abandoned and forgotten, the vacant six-flat standing at the northeast corner of 57th and Maryland has no plaques or statues and few clues to its history. Now, the little-known childhood home of Ronald Reagan in Hyde Park could soon be torn down by the University of Chicago, which has quietly plotted its demolition, the Sun-Times has learned. The plan has made unlikely allies of conservatives who consider Reagan an icon and liberal Hyde Parkers who say the university’s secrecy is typical of how it has treated its neighbors for decades. It puts the school that provided the intellectual...
  • Toppled Palestinian ‘Landmark’ Symbolized Hate

    01/10/2011 5:10:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    commentary ^ | 1/10/11 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    It says something about the way much of the world views the rights of Jews to live in Jerusalem that the erection of new homes in parts of that city is considered such a terrible provocation. Thus, the new housing project in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of the city is generally reported as an outrageous provocation, even though the only reason this area is usually described as “predominantly Arab” or, more outrageously, “traditionally Arab” is because from 1949 to 1967, when this location was illegally occupied by Jordan, Jews were prohibited from living there. As to whether it is wise...
  • State releases landmark global warming rules (California's future at the precipice of an abyss)

    10/29/2010 7:11:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/29/10 | Paul Rogers
    Roughly 600 of California's major polluters -- from oil refineries to power plants and factories -- will face mandatory limits on the amount of greenhouse gases they emit, starting on Jan. 1, 2012, under new rules released today by state air regulators. The facilities will be able to trade pollution credits under a new "cap and trade" market, and will be allowed to use projects that offset global warming, such as tree planting, to cover up to 8 percent of their emissions limits. The new rules are part of AB 32, the landmark law signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in...
  • SIOA ALERT! PLEASE ATTEND THE JULY 13TH LANDMARK COMMISSION HEARING ON GROUND ZERO MOSQUE

    06/29/2010 12:50:56 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 29 June | Pamela Geller
    SIOA MOSQUE ALERT! SIOA MOSQUE ALERT! The hearing before the Landmarks Commission concerning the Ground Zero mosque is scheduled for July 13 at 2pm, at 45 Park Place. We should be there. The 152-year-old Burlington Coat Factory building should be landmarked, as it is part of historic New York, and it is a war memorial. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MEETING. ATTEND. EMAIL THIS TO EVERYONE. CIVIL BEHAVIOR IS OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE. I ask each of you to be polite and reasoned when you speak. I noticed at the community board meeting that there were "plants" on our side, yelling inappropriately...
  • Landmark overhauls may not help Democrats at polls (Tom Raum Alert!)

    05/24/2010 10:28:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 478+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Tom Raum - ap
    WASHINGTON – Anxious and angry, Americans are not in a congratulatory mood. That's bad news for President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies. After winning a landmark health care overhaul earlier this year, Obama now stands on the brink of seeing Congress approve the most far-reaching overhaul of Wall Street regulations since the 1930s. Democrats aim to put it on his desk by July 4. Yet with the economy still wobbly and the stock market retreating, Americans remain nervous about the possibility of a double-dip recession. They have seen few concrete benefits yet from the slow-to-unfold health care law. Likewise,...
  • LANDMARK DECISION PROMISES MASSIVE RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS AND TROUBLE FOR BANKS

    12/27/2009 6:55:28 AM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 18 replies · 952+ views
    The Web of Debt ^ | September 19th, 2009 | Ellen Brown, JD
    A landmark ruling in a recent Kansas Supreme Court case may have given millions of distressed homeowners the legal wedge they need to avoid foreclosure. In Landmark National Bank v. Kesler, 2009 Kan. LEXIS 834, the Kansas Supreme Court held that a nominee company called MERS has no right or standing to bring an action for foreclosure. MERS is an acronym for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, a private company that registers mortgages electronically and tracks changes in ownership. The significance of the holding is that if MERS has no standing to foreclose, then nobody has standing to foreclose on 60...
  • Landmark Health Insurance Bill Passes House [Obama Wants Bill On His Desk This Year]

    11/07/2009 11:56:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies · 1,839+ views
    AP Report ^ | November 07th, 2009
    Landmark Health Insurance Bill Passes House Tough fight still ahead in Senate, and two versions have wide differences WASHINGTON - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation to expand coverage to tens of millions who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry. The final vote was 220-215. Only one Republican — Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana — voted for the measure; 39 Democrats voted against it. Obama praised the House in a statement and said he is "absolutely confident" that the Senate will pass its version of...
  • Tallest building in America is ... Willis Tower? Chicago's Sears Tower to get new name

    03/12/2009 11:01:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 47 replies · 1,806+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2009
    The tallest building in America is getting a new name. Chicago's Sears Tower will be renamed Willis Tower after London-based Willis Group Holdings. The insurance broker announced the name change and other details of its agreement with the building's owners Thursday. Willis is moving five offices and nearly 500 employees into the 110-story building. The move is expected to be completed by late summer. Willis will occupy more than 140,000 square feet at $14.50 a square foot.
  • Louisiana Begins Reconstruction of National Guard Landmark

    01/07/2009 4:23:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 253+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Michael L. Owens and Army Sgt. Beyonka D. Joseph, USA
    NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 7, 2009 – A massive reconstruction of the historic Louisiana National Guard headquarters is under way and inching closer to its projected completion date of January 2010. Reconstruction has begun on a building that will house the Louisiana adjutant general's office at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans. Jackson Barracks is the Louisiana National Guard headquarters that was heavily damaged in 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Beyonka Joseph  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Jackson Barracks, built in the mid-1830s, was heavily damaged by flood waters after Hurricane Katrina devastated...
  • Castro serenades China's Hu on landmark Cuba visit

    11/19/2008 11:59:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 279+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/08 | AFP
    China's President Hu Jintao made a landmark visit to Cuba Tuesday, bearing millions of dollars in aid and promises of closer future trade ties. The Chinese leader brought 4.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid for victims of three hurricanes that battered Cuba this year, which was handed over late Monday after Hu's arrival at the Jose Marti International Airport. Receiving the gift, Cuba's Minister of Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation Rodrigo Malmierca said that Cuba "deeply appreciates the visit of President Hu Jintao, at the exact moment the country is struggling to recover and continue its development." It was the third...
  • Fire destroys landmark seafood business in Boston (James Hook & Co. - 60K lbs. of lobster lost)

    05/30/2008 1:45:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 390+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/08 | Mark Pratt - ap
    BOSTON - More than 80 years ago, the Hook brothers started trucking their catch of lobsters from Maine and Canada to Boston's fish piers, selling them directly to the city's top restaurants. Ever since, four generations of Hooks have kept their seafood wholesale business in a squat wooden building with a corrugated steel roof, resisting multiple offers from developers as luxury hotels, gleaming office towers and the Big Dig highway project dwarfed and surrounded them. On Friday, a seven-alarm fire gutted their landmark waterfront location, causing $5 million in damage that included the loss of 60,000 pounds of lobster, but...
  • Pat Robertson may buy Virginian-Pilot

    01/12/2008 12:57:16 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 26 replies · 138+ views
    Business Week ^ | 1/11/2008 | AP
    Televangelist Pat Robertson is considering buying The Virginian-Pilot, a newspaper he has criticized for its coverage of his activities. Norfolk-based Landmark Communications Inc. announced last week that it was evaluating whether to sell its assets, including The Weather Channel and the Pilot, its flagship newspaper. Robertson said in a statement to the paper Thursday that he is considering a potential bid. He said owning the newspaper would help provide internships for journalism students at Regent University, a school he founded in Virginia Beach. Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has said the newspaper has characterized him unfairly.
  • Govenor Kaine Shuns Special Sesson

    07/16/2007 5:52:36 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 93 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2007 | Seth McLaughlin
    Kaine shuns special session to repeal 'abuser fees' July 14, 2007 By Seth McLaughlin The first paragraph Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has no plans to call a special General Assembly session to consider repealing new fees against bad drivers, despite public outrage, a potential lawsuit and a lawmaker's demand that he do so. The last paragraphThe governor's office estimated the new law would affect only about 2 percent of Virginians.