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  • Women’s Super PAC Plays in West Virginia Primary

    05/13/2014 7:57:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 30, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    Two weeks before the primary, a super PAC that backs Republican women has entered a competitive House race in West Virginia. Women Lead PAC had endorsed former International Trade Commissioner Charlotte Lane’s bid for the 2nd District in the Mountain State. The super PAC has put $40,000 into a direct mail effort to boost Lane’s bid before the May 13 primary, according to a source involved. The source added that the group is likely to put more money behind the piece:
  • Obama killed Chris Lane (Saturbray)

    08/24/2013 8:14:03 AM PDT · by bray · 24 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 8/24/13 | bray
    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Gal 5:1 Back before the communist took over the Universities I had a professor who said everything is based on economics. Every decision you make good or bad is an economic decision on how that decision will cost or reward you. He gave the example of marriage as an economic decision women make proving that it is not based on love for women, but on what benefits a potential husband brings to her economic...
  • Hate Crimes, Trayvon Martin, and Christopher Lane

    08/22/2013 4:53:05 PM PDT · by vabible · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | August 22, 2013 | Roland Peer
    In the United States, if you are convicted of a hate crime, your sentence is usually extended 15 years or so. This trend of criminalizing thought - as noble as it seems in the case of hate crimes - is a dangerous precedent. Allow me to explain. The goal of the state in law and law enforcement is to seek justice for those who have been wronged. This is a simple statement that underpins conservative civic theory, limited government, and a victim- not criminal-centered approach to justice, but it certainly goes against most of legal philosophy today. And I am...
  • Town where Chris Lane died buys up guns

    08/23/2013 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    skynews.com.au ^ | August 23, 2013
    Fearful residents in the Oklahoma city where Australian Chris Lane was gunned down are buying up handguns to protect themselves. One of Duncan's most popular gun shops, Danny's Gun Pawn, is reporting a rise in sales of handguns. Top of the shopping list is the Ruger LCP, a US-made, ultra-light .38 calibre pistol that can be carried in a purse or concealed on the body. 'Oh yeah,' Elaine, a spokeswoman at the shop who did not want to give her surname, replied on Thursday when asked if there had been a rise in sales since Mr Lane's death a week...
  • Allen West: The Gangster Culture Is the Real Race Conversation that We Need to be Having

    08/23/2013 9:16:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/23/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Our own Col. Allen West appeared on Hannity last night and took on the gansta culture that appears to have heavily influenced the murder of Chris Lane in Oklahoma one week ago today. West, who hosts at our sister site Next Generation TV along with John Phillips and Michelle Fields, told substitute host David Webb. “It is a gangster culture out there. It is a culture that is being permeated throughout the media, and throughout the entertainment industry, that we need to start speaking out about. And furthermore, when you think about the fact that 72% of black babies...
  • The Hood Comes to Duncan, Oklahoma: The rot spreads. Do we just sit back and watch?

    08/23/2013 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/23/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    Was it a thrill kill or part of a gang initiation? That would be the bushwhacking of Chris Lane, an Aussie college kid and baseball star. Lane was gunned down running along a country road near Duncan, Oklahoma, the other day. You know the story by now. Does it matter what motivated Allen Luna and James Francis Edwards, Jr., Chris Lane's accused killers, and Michael Dewayne Jones, an accessory, to off a young man with a promising future who was just going about the routine of his life on a summer's day? In one sense it doesn't matter. Whether those...
  • If G.W. Bush Had a Son, He'd Look Like Christopher Lane

    08/22/2013 4:25:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2013 | Taleeb Starkes
    Imagine the Left's reaction if the shocking, inter-racial murder of Christopher Lane had occurred when G.W Bush was president and he had stated, "If I had a son, he'd look like Christopher," or "Christopher Lane could've been me 35 years ago." Undoubtedly, the race-peddlers and entire grievance industry would've interpreted his comments as a subtle war declaration against Black America. Yet, when President Obama made these statements about Trayvon Martin, the Lefties claimed that he wasn't being divisive, he was simply "keepin' it real." The racial dynamics of both Christopher Lane and Trayvon Martin's scenarios have many people focusing on...
  • Boy 'arrested over baseball murder linked to string of armed robberies with his girlfriend

    08/22/2013 4:08:54 PM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Aug.22, 2013 | Jeff Maysh
    Full Title: "One of the Boy 'arrested over Australian baseball's murder' is linked to string of armed robberies with his PREGNANT girlfriend" Michael Jones, 17, who was driving the car and brought in by cops repeatedly after a spate of raids, one of the investigating detectives said today. MailOnline can also reveal that James Edwards, 15, who Jones allegedly said pulled the trigger, was known to have a 'very short' temper and is 'incredibly violent'. Detective John Byers told MailOnline that investigators recognized Jones' Ford Focus from surveillance footage and that triggered their search for the killers of the Australian...
  • ‘HATE THEM’: [more on Chris Lane murder]

    08/22/2013 10:44:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    Blaze ^ | 21 August 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Editor’s note: This story contains extremely graphic language and content that will be offensive to some readers. – The Twitter account believed to belong to 15-year-old James Edwards, one of the three teens charged in the murder of Australian student Chris Lane, is filled with graphic and shocking language about killing, smoking and even hating white people. Edwards and Chancey Luna, 16, have been charged with first degree murder in the case. They each face life in prison and are being held without bond in Duncan, Okla. Micheal Jones, 17, has been charged with using a vehicle to facilitate the...
  • Australian's slaying stirs speculation in Oklahoma

    08/22/2013 7:48:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    LAT ^ | August 21, 2013, 7:07 p.m. | Hailey Branson-Potts and Matt Pearce
    DUNCAN, Okla. — Even before his name became known worldwide — before authorities said he and two other boys killed an Australian college student because they were "bored" — the boy known as "Bug" had changed. His sister saw it; so did family friends: His American Eagle clothes and sweet demeanor were replaced about six months ago by drooping pants, the do-rags, and a vile stream of braggadocio, sexism and racism the 15-year-old unleashed over his social media accounts. In an Oklahoma town of about 23,000 that was 82% white, Bug, who is black, sometimes tweeted things like "90% of...
  • Don’t Ignore Race In Christopher Lane’s Murder

    08/22/2013 6:48:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 83 replies
    Time Ideas ^ | August 22, 2013 | John McWhorter
    Australian Christopher Lane was killed on Monday in Oklahoma by three teens, one of whom has said they were just “bored.” The right is complaining that the media is making nothing of the fact that two of the teens were black whereas Lane was white, as opposed to the massive alarm sounded in cases such as white (or white-ish) George Zimmerman killing black Trayvon Martin.
  • Allen West on white jogger shooting: So who will Obama identify with this time?

    08/21/2013 1:53:40 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 8/20/13 | Michael Dorstewitz
    When news of the three teens who went out for a thrill-killing and shot and killed an Austrailian jogger in the back reached former Florida GOP Congressman Allen West, he took to the social media and called out, among others, President Barack Obama. Melbourne, Australia native Christopher Lane, 22, attended Oklahoma’s East Central University on a baseball scholarship when he was senselessly murdered “just for fun.” While Australia’s former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer blames the U.S. for the killing and has called for a boycott, West notes the sound of crickets emanating from the White House — especially after...
  • Teens who Murdered Baseball Player Too Young to Legally Own Firearms

    08/21/2013 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 34 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Aug 21, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    Yesterday, CNN was all over the story of three teenagers in Oklahoma who shot and killed a baseball player who was walking down the street just to watch him die. It’s a horrific story, and these teens definitely deserve to fry, but as with every other gun-related story the mainstream media picks up on, it’s being used to demonize the NRA and further the gun control agenda. But consider the following: these teens were too young to legally purchase firearms in the first place. So, in fact, the proposed gun control bill that Democrats still have their panties in a...
  • White House spokesman ‘not familiar with’ Chris Lane murder

    08/21/2013 12:35:35 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 99 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2013 | Caroline May
    Josh Earnest, principal deputy White House press secretary, said he was not familiar with the murder of Australian jogger Chris Lane during Wednesday’s White House briefing. When asked by Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry about the Chris Lane case, Earnest responded, “I’m not familiar with it, actually.” Henry explained the case in brief to Earnest looking for reaction to the Oklahoma shooting death of Lane at the hands of “bored” African-American teens who thought it would be “fun” to kill somebody. “This sounds like a pretty tragic case. I wouldn’t want to get ahead of the legal...
  • IF BARACK OBAMA HAD A SON, WOULD HE LOOK LIKE CHRIS LANE?

    08/21/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | Aug. 20, 2013 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Chris Lane is the Australian college student and baseball player who was murdered while jogging along a street in Duncan, Oklahoma. The perpetrators were three teenagers who were bored and decided to murder someone just for fun. They saw Lane running by, got in a car, drove behind him and shot him in the back. Two of the bored teenagers, Chancey Luna and James Edwards, have been charged with first degree murder:
  • Three teens charged over murder of Melbourne baseball player Chris Lane

    08/20/2013 5:21:51 PM PDT · by libstripper · 62 replies
    news.com.au (Herald Sun) ^ | Aug. 21, 2013 (AU date) | Carmel Malouney
    AN Oklahoma court has been told how one of the boys accused of murdering Melbourne baseballer Chris Lane danced and laughed as he was being taken into a police station to be charged. James Edwards, 15, was treating the murder as a joke, District Attorney Jason Hicks told a hearing in the town of Duncan on Tuesday (Wednesday morning AEST). Mr Hicks told the court that Edwards has previously been in contact with police, and that he "an attitude of total disregard for law enforcement" when he was being charged over Lane's death. "He thinks it's funny, and it's all...
  • Teens charged in toddler's killing appear in court

    03/25/2013 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 126 replies
    News4Jax ^ | March 25, 2013 | News4jax.com
    A 15-year-old suspect charged with murder in the killing of a Brunswick toddler made his first appearance in court Monday morning. A 17-year-old suspect also arrested in the killing is expected to make his first appearance Monday afternoon. Dominique Lane appeared in court in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Lane, 15, was initially reported to be 14 years old. A judge did not say if he is being charged as an adult. Investigators said he was an accomplice in the killing. De'Marquise Elkins, 17, appeared in court Monday afternoon, and a preliminary hearing was set for next week. According...
  • Philadelphia anchorwoman’s lawsuit tossed out

    12/14/2012 12:42:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 14, 2012 | DAN MANGAN
    A judge has tossed sexy Long Island-born TV news anchor Alycia Lane’s lawsuit against former employer CBS — and possibly crippled her suit against the love-struck co-anchor convicted of spying on her e-mails — after ruling she spun a yarn about a laptop she trashed. Philadelphia Judge Allan Tereshko wrote that Lane’s own testimony about the computer, which might have contained key evidence in her defamation suit against CBS and her former co-anchor Larry Mendte, “casts serious doubt upon . . . her credibility.”
  • Wash. Post’s Lane: Ron Paul has the ‘foreign policy views of Jeremiah Wright’

    12/25/2011 9:17:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/25/11 | Jeff Poor
    Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul’s foreign policy outlook isn’t so dissimilar to that of President Obama’s long-time pastor and mentor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, says Washington Post editorial writer Charles Lane. On “Fox News Sunday,” Lane made the ideological connection between Paul and Wright, who claimed after the 9/11 attacks that “America’s chickens” had come home to roost. “Well, I think one of the amazing things that this all shows that this is the Republican Party might be about to crown the winner of the Iowa caucuses, somebody with the foreign policy views of Jeremiah Wright,” Lane said. “Remember that?...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How Newt Gingrich Is Secretly Winning The Most Important Vote Of The 2012 Primary

    12/12/2011 2:40:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2011 | Grace Wyler
    Gingrich now appears to have picked up the support of shadowy evangelical activist David Lane, a major kingmaker for the Christian Right. Lane, who rarely gives interviews and generally stays out the spotlight, is widely credited with reenergizing the GOP's conservative Christian base after the 2008 election. Lane was instrumental in convincing Rick Perry get in the race earlier this year, and even helped orchestrate The Response prayer rally, the de facto launch of Perry's campaign. But sources who know Lane say he has been distancing himself from Perry as the Texas Governor slipped in the polls. Now Lane seems...
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views
    JPOST.com - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • Clash of the Bearded Ones; Hipsters, Hasids, and the Williamsburg street.

    04/13/2010 1:45:05 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies · 689+ views
    NewYorkMagazine ^ | Apr 11, 2010 | Michael Idov
    On a windy Monday night, Pete’s Candy Store—a bar in Williamsburg with a railcar-shaped performance space in the back—is crammed to capacity with the thin and the bearded. Almost no one is drinking. The mood is pregame, expectant and nervous. We’re at one of the oddest New York City powwows in recent memory: a panel designed to quell a metastasizing dispute between bicyclists and Hasidic Jews. Except no Hasids are present. For a moment, it looks like the bicyclists will have to debate themselves. At immediate issue is the Bedford Avenue bike lane. It’s the longest in Brooklyn and runs...
  • Orly Taitz Refuses to Pay Judge’s $20,000 Sanction

    11/17/2009 12:06:33 PM PST · by mnehring · 118 replies · 4,743+ views
    Orly Taitz is refusing to pay a $20,000 sanction issued by Judge Clay Land, who is also presiding over the Mark Shelnutt trial. Taitz is the California attorney who filed a motion for Capt. Connie Rhodes. Rhodes attempted to halt her Iraq deployment on the grounds that President Obama’s holding office was not legitimate. Taitz told News 3 that she believes the sanctions were asserted in an attempt to silence her challenge of Obama’s legitimacy. “I really haven’t done anything that would justify the sanction. If anything it is the opposite. The sanction was not justified. It was a political...
  • Wanted, advice for Small Claims Court regarding defective Lane furniture.

    08/15/2009 2:52:32 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 11 replies · 988+ views
    August 15th, 2009 | me
    Wanted, advice for Small Claims Court regarding defective Lane furniture. Hoping to solicit some advice regarding a small claims court filing I am considering… Two years ago I purchased an Ashley leather Sofa and Recliner from a local furniture store. Immediately after the furniture was delivered I discovered a slit on the side were the seat reclines and notified the store. On the phone, they said that this is easily repairable and sent out a technician. I agreed to the repair because the damage was small and located in an inconspicuous place. However, after the technician evaluated the slit, he...
  • U.K. Preacher Threatened for Anti-Gay Remarks

    06/12/2009 12:52:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies · 537+ views
    www.cbn.com ^ | June 12, 2009 | Gary Lane
    British street preacher Andy Robertson says all he wants from his community in eastern England is the freedom to disagree. Police have threatened to arrest the U.K. preacher for allegedly making homophobic statements. Once a month Andy Robertson makes his way to this street corner in Gainsborough, England. He says he's been doing it for ten years as part of the Open Air Mission, a Christian organization that first began street preaching in England 146 years ago.
  • Fred Lane's wife is released 8 years after killing

    03/03/2009 9:35:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 1,229+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | March 3, 2009 | Gary L. Wright
    Deidra Lane, who in 2000 killed her estranged husband, former Carolina Panthers star Fred Lane, was released from prison today after eight years behind bars. Deidra Lane walked out of the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women just before 9:30 a.m. today. She made no comment as she left with her father and oldest daughter in a dark blue BMW.
  • True Crime 1/10/08-Geragos Changes Truth in Tiger Incident; Hiker Update; Much More.

    01/10/2008 5:08:51 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 53+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 1/10/08 | Pat Fish
    It's the second True Crime post of the week and we learn more about the beautiful newsbabe who assaulted an off-duty cop. Plus lots more on the tiger incident...those fine fellas getting ready to sue because hey, they DESERVE bucks for abusing a magnificent animal causing its death. Hiker Meredith's body found, her dog taken home...lots more on this. And folks, the teachers keep molesting the students. When will this stop and will the mighty teachers' unions ever address the matter? Finally, pregnant marine missing and fine man throws four young children off of a bridge.
  • Philly TV Station Fires Anchorwoman Charged With Assaulting NYC Cop

    01/08/2008 5:05:47 AM PST · by Wolfie · 39 replies · 370+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 7, 2008
    Philly TV Station Fires Anchorwoman Charged With Assaulting NYC Cop PHILADELPHIA — A TV station fired a local anchorwoman who has been off the air since she was charged with striking a New York City police officer. Alycia Lane "has been released from her contract effective immediately," KYW-TV said in a statement Monday, the day the telegenic brunette was due back on air. Lane, a passenger in a taxi that was involved in a Dec. 16 traffic dispute, allegedly used a sexual slur against a plainclothes female officer. Lane, 35, has denied the allegations. KYW, a CBS affiliate, had Lane...
  • Lawyer: Suspension recommended for prof. [Ward Churchill, a tenured professor of ethnic studies..]

    05/16/2007 11:36:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 977+ views
    Lawyer: Suspension recommended for prof. 16 minutes ago A University of Colorado committee has recommended that a controversial professor accused of faulty research be suspended for one year rather than fired, his attorney said. Ward Churchill, a tenured professor of ethnic studies, touched off a national firestorm with an essay that compared some of the 2001 World Trade Center victims to Adolf Eichmann, a key planner of the Holocaust. It was some of his other work, however, that led an interim chancellor of the Boulder campus and an another committee to recommended Churchill be fired. The professor was accused of...
  • Bikin-e-mails Rattle Tv Wife

    05/01/2007 3:24:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 1,066+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2007 | Richard Johnson
    May 1, 2007 -- FOXY Philadelphia TV reporter Alycia Lane is in hot water after a series of private e-mails and saucy snapshots she sent to handsome NFL Network anchorman Rich Eisen were intercepted by his wife. Suzy Shuster, a sideline reporter for ABC's college football broadcasts, hit the roof when she discovered seven e-mails and several bikini photos sent by Lane - who works for CBS affiliate WKYW-TV and is recently divorced - to an account she and her husband, Eisen, share. That had Shuster firing off to Lane a scathing letter, a copy of which was obtained by...
  • HOT lane drivers may pay high cost[Va,DC,MD-Area]

    03/05/2007 3:57:04 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 18 replies · 675+ views
    The Free Lance Star | 04 March 2007 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
    Commuters who want to take proposed high occupancy toll lanes may pay high cost Commuters using planned high occupancy toll lanes on Interstates 95 and 395 could pay as much as $1 per mile to drive on certain segments. The prices are in a project proposal from the Virginia Department of Transportation and the private companies that want to build the lanes, according to The Washington Post. The document was submitted Friday to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. It was unknown what the prices would be for motorists using Interstate 95 HOT lanes south of Prince William County. The...
  • Happy 102nd Birthday to Charles Lane! (Homer Bedloe)

    01/26/2007 9:01:22 AM PST · by abb · 20 replies · 1,313+ views
    Internet Movie Data Base ^ | Jan 26, 2007 | Self
    Skinny, hatchet-faced, bespectacled American character actor, ubiquitous in literally hundreds of films. With his prominent nose, his rimless eyeglasses and his permanent scowl, he typically portrayed short-tempered and often loudmouthed bureaucrats, yes-men and other minor minions, principally in lighter fare.
  • Arrest over Cheney barb triggers lawsuit

    10/12/2006 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 526 replies · 7,658+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 3, 2006 | Charlie Brennan
    [... snip ...] Attorney David Lane said that on June 16, Steve Howards was walking his 7-year-old son to a piano practice, when he saw Cheney surrounded by a group of people in an outdoor mall area, shaking hands and posing for pictures with several people. According to the lawsuit filed at U.S. District Court in Denver, Howards and his son walked to about two-to-three feet from where Cheney was standing, and said to the vice president, "I think your policies in Iraq are reprehensible," or words to that effect, then walked on. Ten minutes later, according to Howards' lawsuit,...
  • Billy Lane faces charges in fatal crash

    09/25/2006 11:59:22 AM PDT · by glasseye · 37 replies · 4,580+ views
    Florida today ^ | September 25, 2006 | J.D. GALLOP
    COCOA — Local motorcycle builder Billy Lane turned himself in at 1 p.m. today in connection with a fatal accident Sept. 4. Among the charges Lane faces are driving under influence, manslaughter and driving with his license suspended. Lane, 36, arrived with his lawyers at the Florida Highway Patrol office on State Road 520. FHP spokeswoman Kim Miller said Lane’s blood alcohol level was .192 when the accident occurred on State Road A1A south of Melbourne Beach. She said bond would be set at $15,000. Investigators have said Lane was trying to pass two other vehicles on a double-yellow-lined stretch...
  • LaHood touts GOP support for Zinga (IL-17)

    04/04/2006 9:58:49 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 3 replies · 299+ views
    The Journal Star ^ | 4/4/06 | Kevin Sampier
    GALESBURG - Some of the Republican Party's heaviest hitters are now lending cash and clout to the campaign of 17th District congressional candidate Andrea Zinga. Zinga, along with U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria, made stops Monday in the Quad Cities, Galesburg and Peoria to announce she has the party's full backing. "Between now and Election Day, you're going to see this race get a lot of attention nationally," LaHood said in Galesburg. Zinga, 56, of Coal Valley won the March primary election, edging out Jim Mowen of Rock Island. Brian Gilliland of Aledo finished a distant third. In November, she...
  • Lane Evans’ retirement may provide pick-up opportunity for Republicans (IL-17)

    03/28/2006 8:27:47 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 6 replies · 481+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/29/06 | Josephien Hearn
    Illinois Democratic Rep. Lane Evans announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of this year, after having served 12 terms in the House. Evans cited his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease, diagnosed in 1995, as the reason for his decision. The announcement sets up a potentially competitive race for his eastern Illinois district, a traditionally Democratic area that has trended slightly more Republican in recent years. It also opens the senior Democratic position on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee for the first time since 1995. Evans, 54, has been staying at his Washington-area home for the past month after...
  • 'Move over' law gets serious (You Left-Lane Florida vigilantes are going down)

    03/02/2006 6:22:13 AM PST · by devane617 · 39 replies · 1,166+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 03/02/2006 | PHIL LONG
    South Florida drivers who don't ''move over'' when they see the flashing lights of a law enforcement officer or medic working on the roadside may find themselves in trouble this week. While some troopers are stopping speeders on several freeways across the region, others will be lurking on nearby overpasses ready to target motorists who don't vacate the lane closest to the shoulder where officers have the speeders stopped. ''People are not aware of the move-over law, or they are completely ignoring it,'' Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Pat Santangelo said of the legislation passed in 2002. Here's how the project...
  • 'Death List' Guided Md. Firings, Panel Told

    12/13/2005 9:45:04 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 6 replies · 641+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/14/05 | Matthew Mosk
    Top officials in Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s administration ordered the dismissal of a succession of mid-level state workers, plucked from a sheet of paper that an aide called the "death list," a former state personnel official told top lawmakers yesterday. The targeted employees were fired, in some instances, solely because they were Democrats, and in each case to make room for Republican political appointees, said Tom Burgess, who yesterday became the first former state employee to testify under oath before the panel investigating Ehrlich's personnel practices. The panel was convened this fall to examine complaints that Ehrlich (R)...
  • Fired worker testifies in Ehrlich personnel inquiry

    12/13/2005 2:53:01 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 11 replies · 654+ views
    AP via Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/13/05 | Tom Stuckey
    A former personnel manager for the Department of Human Resources told a legislative committee today that the Ehrlich administration ordered that some employees in his agency be fired "so supportive Republicans could be put into office." Thomas Burgess, a Republican who stayed on for about a year after Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. took office, said he was also fired and was told his name was put on a "hit list" because "I had the nerve to recommend that a Democrat be promoted" to a high-ranking position in the department. The workers who lost their jobs were at-will employees who...
  • Burgess: Ehrlich Administration Had Employee 'Hit List'

    12/13/2005 3:15:10 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 11 replies · 2,500+ views
    The WBAL Channel ^ | 12/13/05 | WBAL-TV
    Lawmakers heard colorful testimony Tuesday describing the hiring and firing practices of the Ehrlich administration, saying the governor's staff employed a hit list among state workers. WBAL-TV 11 News reporter David Collins reported that a former state worker testified for three hours before a special legislative committee. Thomas Burgess, a Republican who worked 15 years in state government, characterized Gov. Bob Ehrlich's administration as highly partisan and paranoid to the point of spying on their own people. Collins said the underlying theme to Burgess' three hours of testimony was that the Ehrlich administration wanted to weed out Democrats and bypass...
  • Our Forgotten Goddess: Isabel Paterson and the Origins of Libertarianism.

    09/06/2005 6:55:52 PM PDT · by gobucks · 14 replies · 418+ views
    Reason Online ^ | Feb 2005 | Brian Doherty
    [Commentary on the book, "The Woman and the Dynamo: Isabel Paterson and the Idea of America", by S. Cox] The history of libertarianism has played out in the catacombs of standard American intellectual history. And so, even after an age of feminist theory and history, it is little noted that in 1943 three foundational documents of modern libertarianism were issued, as the journalist John Chamberlain put it, by “three women—Mrs. [Isabel] Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand—who, with scornful side glances at the male business community, had decided to rekindle a faith in an older American philosophy. There wasn’t...
  • Lane's prison term shrinks

    06/25/2005 8:34:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 431+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | June 25, 2005 | GARY L. WRIGHT
    Deidra Lane, who five years ago killed her estranged husband, former Carolina Panthers player Fred Lane, could get out of prison in less than four years. The 30-year-old mother of two children, who shot her husband in the chest and head with a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun, has been given credit for the nearly three years she spent in jail awaiting trial.
  • Who’s Accusing WBAL-TV of Copying Other Media Outlets’ Reporting? (City Paper)

    05/18/2005 1:38:43 PM PDT · by cocacolafirsttime · 8 replies · 453+ views
    5/18/05 BALTIMORE CITY PAPER Who’s Accusing WBAL-TV of Copying Other Media Outlets’ Reporting? LIVE, LOCAL, ALREADY BROKEN?: WBAL-TV reporter David Collins faces accusations of iffy reporting--accusations which may stem from his pursuit of the Joseph Steffen scandal. An anonymous letter delivered to City Paper last week accuses WBAL-TV reporter David Collins of plagiarizing The Sun and of misrepresenting information that had been published months earlier in The Washington Post and the Montgomery County Gazette as his own exclusive reporting. Collins and the local NBC affiliate deny any wrongdoing and say that he is the victim of a politically motivated campaign...
  • E-Mails Shed Light On Fmr. Appointee's Allegations

    04/28/2005 9:00:59 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 5 replies · 461+ views
    WBAL ^ | 04/28/05 | WBAL I-Team
    New e-mail messages obtained by the WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team could shed new light on the governor's claim of a political double crossing. WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller said the e-mails are all tied to the former Ehrlich aide who was fired in February for spreading rumors about Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's personal life on the Internet. Miller said the new messages provide details about former Ehrlich appointee Michelle Lane who was once a friend of Joe Steffen, the former Ehrlich aide who admitted to talking about the O'Malley rumor on a conservative Web site. --Snip--...
  • Former Ehrlich Aide Speaks To O'Malley Official (NCPAC/MD4Bush)

    03/29/2005 4:36:21 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 12 replies · 585+ views
    TheWBALChannel.com ^ | 03/29/05 | WBAL-11 Baltimore
    The WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team has learned that an Ehrlich aide met with an O'Malley cabinet member concerning rumors being spread about Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. --Snip-- I-Team reporter David Collins said Michelle Lane, another aide to the governor, met with Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Peter Beilenson in March 2003. Beilenson said most of the conversation dealt with her concerns over the state's foster care system. "She implied that (Steffen) was sort of, I guess the best term to be used would be, like a mole" in the Ehrlich administration, Beilenson said. "I'm not sure why she brought him...
  • Ehrlich Aides' Romance Ends Before Rumor Dispute (NCPAC/MD4Bush)

    03/28/2005 8:31:18 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 15 replies · 809+ views
    thewbalchannel.com ^ | 03/28/05 | WBAL TV
    E-mail messages detail a romantic relationship between two aides to the governor that abruptly ended before one was fired, the WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team has learned. Michelle Lane once dated Joe Steffen, who was a longtime aide to Gov. Bob Ehrlich. E-mail messages between the two indicate they had an office romance that abruptly ended, WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter David Collins reported. Steffen resigned in February when it was revealed that he had spread rumors on the Internet about the personal life of Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, Collins reported. The E-Mail Messages Steffen called Lane "Chelle" and "sweetness." Acquaintances...
  • TU employee, Ehrlich clash over job renewal (MD4Bush/NCPAC)

    03/28/2005 12:17:49 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 13 replies · 524+ views
    The Towerlight ^ | 03/28/05 | Brian Stelter
    Towson nursing faculty member Michelle Lane believes the administration of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich pressured the University not to renew her contract, her lawyer asserted last week. Attorney Daniel Clements said the governor believes Lane was instrumental in exposing the actions of longtime Ehrlich aide Joseph Steffen, who was fired in February for spreading rumors about Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. Clements wouldn't comment on whether or not Lane played a role in exposing Steffen. Despite the alleged interference, Lane is still scheduled to teach three courses in Fall 2005. "She came to understand that people in the administration were attempting...
  • Ehrlich says ex-employee working with Democrats (NCPAC/MD4Bush - Free Republic mentioned)

    03/27/2005 1:16:30 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 33 replies · 3,396+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 03/27/05 | Andrew A. Green
    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. yesterday accused a Baltimore County woman who threatened to reveal more information about the dealings of former administration aide Joseph F. Steffen Jr. of being a disgruntled ex-employee who worked with high-ranking Democrats to exact revenge on him after she was fired. The woman, Towson University pediatrics and nursing instructor Michelle Lane, released documents last week showing her dismissal came after she made a series of complaints to her supervisors at the Maryland Department of Human Resources about inadequate care for troubled children. Speaking on Stateline with Governor Ehrlich on WBAL-AM yesterday morning, Ehrlich suggested...
  • Md. Foster Care Draws Scrutiny (NCPAC/MD4Bush)

    03/26/2005 12:12:54 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 7 replies · 547+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 03/26/05 | Matthew Mosk
    When Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. stood in front of the State House on Thursday and called on news reporters to investigate Michelle Lane, he said he suspected a little digging would expose her role in a politically motivated conspiracy to tar his reputation. Instead, lawmakers and public advocates have begun to review documents and e-mails that the former Ehrlich loyalist wrote in 2003 before being fired from her state job. They say Lane's correspondence may reveal something altogether different: deep flaws in the governor's handling of the state's foster care system. --Snip-- Paul E. Schurick, Ehrlich's communications director,...
  • Ehrlich: Democrats plotting to make him look bad (NCPAC-MD4Bush)

    03/25/2005 4:27:28 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 6 replies · 558+ views
    The Annapolis Capital ^ | 03/25/05 | AP
    Ehrlich: Democrats plotting to make him look bad By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Ehrlich administration released e-mails and a photograph yesterday that Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his aides said support the notion that there was an orchestrated campaign to make the governor look bad by leaking information about Joseph Steffen, a former gubernatorial aide. "We really want to know about any political orchestration" by the Democratic Party or Democratic officials, Mr. Ehrlich said. But Democrats said the documents support the allegations, denied by Mr. Ehrlich, that Mr. Steffen was a close aide of the governor who was sent...