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  • Trump/Cruz Summit in Manhattan

    08/27/2015 1:35:36 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 19 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 15, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will meet with fellow GOP contender Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump’s campaign headquarters, New York City’s Trump Tower. Cruz, the first Republican to declare a run for the presidency, will step onto Trump’s territory in Manhattan and is visiting Trump, not the other way around. As the Washington Post notes, the two candidates are on friendly terms and both take a strong, popular stand against mass illegal immigration. According to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, Trump leads the field, with 17 percent of Republicans and independents surveyed saying he’s their first choice for the...
  • Perry Zooms to Front of Pack for 2012 GOP Nomination

    08/06/2015 12:01:45 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 32 replies
    Gallup ^ | Aug 24, 2011 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Shortly after announcing his official candidacy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has emerged as rank-and-file Republicans' current favorite for their party's 2012 presidential nomination. Twenty-nine percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents nationwide say they are most likely to support Perry, with Mitt Romney next, at 17%.
  • Hispanic leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump

    07/03/2015 6:51:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 7-3-2015 | Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. Trump's comments, delivered in his announcement speech last month, have haunted the GOP for much of the last two weeks and dominated Spanish-language media. It's bad timing for a Republican Party that has invested significantly in Hispanic outreach in recent years, given the surging influence of the minority vote. Yet several Republican candidates have avoided the issue altogether,...
  • Baltimore community leaders are ADVOCATING ANARCHY – former FBI assistant director

    05/03/2015 10:01:08 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/3/2015 | soopermexican
    I LOVE Tom Fuentes! He’s been a one-man wrecking ball through the race narrative by tirelessly appearing on as many shows as possible. In this interview he really sticks it to the black community leaders in Baltimore for basically advocating anarchy. Watch below:
  • Education: the Silence of the Shepherds

    03/07/2015 1:35:52 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    In her book “Credentialed to Destroy,” Robin Eubanks concludes: “In tracking both the reading wars and the math wars, it became undeniably clear that there was a consistent conscious pattern to reject what had been proven to work well for most students.” I would add, not just in reading and math but in ALL academic subjects. Apparently, our Education Establishment won’t rest until they have achieved total mediocrity, all the while pretending they have given us higher standards. Do you need Thomas Paine to tell you there is a “Crisis”? Do you need a weatherman to say which way the...
  • Whichever GOP Candidate Becomes President Should Have A Powerful Kitchen Cabinet Like Reagan

    02/28/2015 7:06:42 PM PST · by Stayfree · 14 replies
    Self | February 28, 2015 | Self (vanity)
    Eliminate the current Rhino power group as GOP advisors and select a super leadership group for our next President in favor of a large power group of business leaders including the current candidates. Every one of the current candidates can add something to the next Presidency in terms of what has to be done to overturn the damage to our country by Obama. We need powerful, patriotic leadership to get rid of his damage. American patriotic leadership and powerful business leaders should all contribute to this effort.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood Comes To The White House

    02/08/2015 12:48:22 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    The Obama White House has finally released the names of the fourteen Muslim “leaders” who met with the President this past week. Among the group — which included a comedian, along with a hijab-wearing basketball player and a handful of left wing activists — were a select few individuals with disturbingly close ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House ‘Anti-Muslim Bigotry’ Meeting

    02/05/2015 10:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The White House has still refused to name the “American Muslim leaders” with whom President Obama met to “discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.” According to a White House statement on the President’s meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the “Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.” On the foreign policy front, “the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam,” while also congratulating Muslims on...
  • Hamas Threatens: All Israeli Leaders 'Legitimate Targets'

    11/22/2014 3:45:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri justified a foiled plan to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Friday, claiming that while he does not personally know of information regarding the plot, "all the leaders of the occupation are considered legitimate targets for resistance." "The leaders of the occupation, who are responsible for the killing of women and children and the desecration of holy places, are legitimate targets," he said, in remarks translated by Channel 10 news. On Thursday, the Israeli Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) revealed that three Hamas terrorists had been planning to assassinate Liberman during Operation...
  • Of politicians and moral courage

    09/12/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Caroline Glick
    Obama cannot successfully lead the war because, as we saw once again on Wednesday night, he is not a leader. He is a politician Leaders are not elected. Politicians are elected. Their election in turn provides politicians with the opportunity to become leaders. You don’t become a leader by telling people what they want to hear, although doing so certainly helps to you get elected. A politician becomes a leader by telling people what they don’t want to hear.
  • Senior Leaders of Islamic State Eliminated in Airstrikes

    09/05/2014 12:54:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9-5-2014 | Ari Yashar
    The leadership of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq took a sharp blow on Thursday, as roughly 20 senior figures, including a top aide to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, were killed in airstrikes according to the Iraqi defense ministry. In airstrikes on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, where IS began its blitz conquest of Iraq in June, Baghdadi's top aide was killed along with a senior IS military commander, Abu Alaa al-Iraqi, according to Iraqi sources cited by BBC. It remains unclear if the airstrike was conducted by local US-trained Iraqi forces,...
  • Christian leaders who uphold Genesis

    08/07/2014 9:00:46 AM PDT · by fishtank · 63 replies
    Christian leaders who uphold Genesis Modern-era theologians and prominent church leaders from around the world affirm biblical creation (historical Genesis) by Don Batten The modern creation movement is mostly driven by those with primarily scientific qualifications. Some of a theological bent argue that we scientists don’t understand the ‘genre’ of Genesis (i.e. we are theological ignoramuses) and that Genesis is not meant to be understood as history. In part answer to this, I have listed here just some of those with theological qualifications who have taken a public stand for understanding Genesis as straightforward history, just as we scientists do....
  • Forensic profiler: Obama 'slipping mentally' Veteran of O.J., Natalie Holloway cases expects 'more

    07/13/2014 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    wnd ^ | 7/13/14 | Bob Unruh
    A forensic profiler whose career has included work on the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson and the Natalie Holloway disappearance says Barack Obama is confessing he’s under enormous pressure and is “slipping mentally.” “Not madness such as total loss of control mentally, but more and more drastic behavior seen in disturbed traumatized leaders,” said Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury.” Hodges, an expert who previously suggested Obama was revealing alarming ideas about martial law and described how the president wants “total gun control,” provided to WND an analysis of some of Obama’s recent...
  • NBC's 'Today' Finds It 'Surprising' Obama Not On List of Greatest Leaders

    03/20/2014 10:53:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-20-2014 | Kyle Drennen
    On Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted an exclusive preview of Fortune magazine's list of the world's 50 greatest leaders and wondered about one name that was absent from the ranking: "Bill Clinton comes in at number five and makes the cover. There are a lot of other notable names here. Tell you what, though, there may be some talk about one leader who did not make the list, the leader of the free world, President Obama. Fortune tells us he was not overlooked, he just did not make the cut." [Listen to the audio or watch the video...
  • Obama Snubbed on "World's Greatest Leaders" List

    03/20/2014 9:06:27 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 57 replies
    Today.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Pope Francis was named the world's greatest leader by Fortune magazine, topping a diverse list released Thursday. Fortune’s first list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders includes a Hollywood actress, a baseball superstar, a teenage education advocate and the president of a small California college. It also includes a former American president, but the current one failed to make the cut. Former President Bill Clinton ranks No. 5 on the list, selected for being a “relentless and forceful advocate” in numerous causes, but noticeably absent is one of his successors and the current leader of the free world. "President Obama...
  • The cult of Christian apostasy

    03/14/2014 5:18:11 PM PDT · by fabian · 94 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/14/14 | fabian
    The Christian religion has been hijacked by the devil; creating a cult of Christian apostasy. Most leaders of the church have themselves been deceived by the master manipulator himself....satan.
  • Biden Curses Congressman on Immigration Conference Call... with Faith Leaders

    11/13/2013 11:29:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/13 | Breitbart News
    While speaking on a conference call to Catholic clergy members on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden inexplicably uttered unsuitable language while referring to a US Congressman. Reacting to the assertion that Steve King (R-Iowa) made regarding illegal immigrants carrying drugs across the US southern border, Biden condescended, “He may be a good Christian, but his comments sure the hell aren’t, excuse my language.” Prone to making these types of faux pas (remember "This is a big f------ deal"), the Vice President’s comments seem even more inappropriate given his audience. Additionally, Biden fears that immigration reform may be defeated as was...
  • Wear a poppy don't burn it: Muslim leaders urge followers to show respect for Remembrance Sunday

    11/03/2013 11:29:15 AM PST · by the scotsman · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd November 2013 | Leon Watson
    'Mosques will take the unprecedented step of urging British Muslims to 'wear the poppy, rather than burn it' this week in a bid to counter claims of being unpatriotic. Poppy stalls will be set up at around the country leading up to Remembrance Sunday in a move backed by government ministers and the Royal British Legion. It follows high-profile protests in the past by Muslim extremists, including those linked to the hate preacher Anjem Choudary, and the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks in south-east London.'
  • Sowell: Race-Hustling Results

    10/21/2013 12:47:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 21, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Years ago, someone said that, according to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway. Something like that happens among people. There have been many ponderous academic writings and dour editorials in the mainstream media, lamenting that most people born poor cannot rise in American society any more. Meanwhile, many poor immigrants arrive here from various parts of Asia, and rise on up the ladder anyway. Often these Asian immigrants arrive not only with very little money, but also very little knowledge of English. They start out...
  • Obama to Meet with Congressional Leaders on Shutdown

    10/02/2013 10:09:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Fox Busness via Reuters ^ | 10-2-2013 | Reuters
    <p>President Barack Obama will meet the four top leaders of Congress at the White House on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to reopen the government and raise the U.S. debt ceiling, a White House official said.</p> <p>Obama will meet at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) with Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.</p>
  • TRAYVON MARTIN PROTEST LEADERS REVEALED. ‘Grassroots’ group actually front for shady figures

    07/18/2013 11:55:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Klein on line ^ | 7/18/13 | Aaron Klein
    Dream Defenders, the main group that has been agitating the protest movement surrounding the Trayvon Martin case, was spawned by activists employed by a who’s who of the race-hijacking radical left. From the socialist-oriented SEIU union to ACORN to Occupy to a litany of George Soros-funded organizations, the deep connections behind Dream Defenders raises questions about the motivation of an organization that claims to be a grassroots effort working to oppose racism. Dream Defenders has been leading Martin protests since the onset and has been credited with agitating for George Zimmerman’s arrest. The group was behind the protests that blockaded...
  • We Need More Leaders like Thatcher

    04/17/2013 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 April 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Among the people who complained about the cost of Margaret Thatcher's funeral (and on this I happen to agree with them, especially in these financially hard times) are also some of the protesters, the "hate mob" at the funeral, who in fact increased those costs by indirectly forcing more security measures. This tells you a lot about the Leftists, in particular it exposes the difference between what they say and what they do. This funeral cost duplicity is in perfect parallel with the hypocrisy of claiming to be compassionate and wanting to help the working class people while implementing...
  • Rush: Conservatives Have No Credibility with the Low-Info Crowd (shortened title)

    01/14/2013 4:52:44 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 14 January 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title: Conservatives Have No Credibility with the Low-Info Crowd Because We Don't Defend Our Own When They Come Under Attack BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: New Milford, Connecticut. Bill, thank you for calling. It's nice to have you with us. Hello. CALLER: Yeah, Rush. It's an honor to speak with you. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: Thank you for what you do. RUSH: I appreciate you saying that. CALLER: Hey, earlier you had talked about Obama blaming the Republicans on the debt crisis and on the money that's been spent. You know, since you're the head of the Republican Party, you...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/08/2012 12:10:07 PM PDT · by Faith · 9 replies
    October 8, 2012 | Faith
    Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name.
  • Not exactly the 99%: Top union leaders’ salaries

    08/25/2012 8:16:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Not exactly the 99%: Top union leaders’ salariesAugust 23, 2012 | 11:51 am Advocating for the working man doesn’t pay too poorly, it seems. Here’s a list of the annual salaries and benefits earned by the nation’s top labor officials, according to the Labor Department. This data is based on 2011 filings: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka – $293,750. National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel – $460,060
  • The Leadership Crisis in America [Listen very carefully Christians!]

    07/17/2012 8:10:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 6 replies
    OnePlace.com ^ | July 11, 2012 | Adrian Rogers
    Adrian Rogers looks at Scripture to reveal what qualities God requires of leaders and the choice He respects. Listen HERE
  • Caption G20 Summit

    06/20/2012 10:21:30 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 36 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd L) waits alongside Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (2nd L), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and China's President Hu Jintao as leaders of the G20 nations gather for a group photo at the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, June 18, 2012.
  • Holder to black leaders: 'Sacred' right to vote under attack

    05/30/2012 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/30/12 | JOSEPH WILLIAMS
    Attorney General Eric Holder told a council of African American church leaders Wednesday that the "sacred" right to vote is under assault nationwide, with federal lawsuits and at least a dozen state laws that could weaken — or block — minority access to the ballot box this fall. Forty-seven years after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, "overt and subtle forms of discrimination still exists," Holder said in a speech before the Council of Black Churches. The twin factors of lingering bias and systematic assaults from the right, he said, means that "for the first time in our [lifetimes],...
  • The Ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance

    04/24/2012 1:40:58 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 21 replies
    Casey Research ^ | March 21, 2012 | Doug Casey
    There are seven characteristics I can think of that define a sociopath, although I'm sure the list could be extended. 1) Sociopaths completely lack a conscience or any capacity for real regret about hurting people. Although they pretend the opposite. 2) Sociopaths put their own desires and wants on a totally different level from those of other people. Their wants are incommensurate. They truly believe their ends justify their means. Although they pretend the opposite. 3) Sociopaths consider themselves superior to everyone else, because they aren't burdened by the emotions and ethics others have – they're above all that. They're...
  • VA Gov. Bob McDonnell, A G Ken Cuccinelli to speak at CPAC

    02/02/2012 11:20:23 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 25 replies
    Bob McDonnell, Ken Cuccinelli to speak at CPAC By Anita Kumar Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli both will be speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference next month— a gathering that often provides a stage for presidential hopefuls. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown) Cuccinelli will be getting the “Defender of the Constitution Award” on Feb. 9. McDonnell will be speaking Feb. 10. Former governor James Gilmore (R) will be speaking on a panel about whether the Arab Spring is good or bad for the United States. McDonnell and Cuccinelli have been...
  • House GOP leaders get heat from rank-and-file ahead of debt vote (Adding to the $15.2 TRILLION)

    01/16/2012 4:09:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/12 | Erik Wasson
    House GOP leaders get heat from rank-and-file ahead of debt voteBy Erik Wasson - 01/16/12 05:00 AM ET House Republicans want to embarrass President Obama with a vote on the debt ceiling this week but they may get some heartburn courtesy of rank-and-file conservatives. House Republicans on Wednesday will vote to disapprove a request by Obama to add $1.2 trillion to the $15.2 trillion debt. The vote affords an opportunity to highlight multiple trillion-dollar deficits under the president’s leadership. Some conservatives members are angry however that the vote, like an earlier debt-ceiling increase in September, has no teeth and plan...
  • Meet The Occupy Leaders: Anti-Israel Muhammed Malik Of Occupy Miami

    11/23/2011 10:31:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/23/11 | Lee Stranahan
    Muhammed Malik, a leader and spokesman for Occupy Miami, has extensive ties to pro-Palestine groups that some see as creating a false front for anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic sentiments. Malik is described in this interview from October 13th as “one of Occupy Miami’s main hustlers, helping in various ways to coordinate its imminent occupation.” His resume includes not only a stint at the ACLU but a number of political Muslim and Palestinian groups including executive director of the local chapter of (Hamas-linked) CAIR or Council on American-Islamic Relations, co-chair of the Miami-Dade County Green Party, as well as working with Students...
  • Law gives huge pension perks to union leaders (The Chicago way...)

    09/21/2011 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Kozel89 · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept 21, 2011 | Jason Grotto
    All it took to give nearly two dozen labor leaders from Chicago a windfall worth millions was a few tweaks to a handful of sentences in the state's lengthy pension code. The changes became law with no public debate among state legislators and, more importantly, no cost analysis. Twenty years later, 23 retired union officials from Chicago stand to collect about $56 million from two ailing city pension funds thanks to the changes...
  • GOP leaders: Fed should resist new stimulus (Just Say NO!)

    09/20/2011 3:45:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/20/11 | Martin Crutsinger - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders of the House and Senate are urging Federal Reserve policymakers against taking further steps to lower interest rates. On the eve of the Fed's two-day policy meeting, the leaders sent a letter warning that the Fed's policies could harm an already-weak U.S. economy.
  • In GOP debate, Perry moves ahead of the pack

    09/08/2011 12:49:32 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 11 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 8 , 2011 | Jack Furnari
    Rick Perry was the clear winner of Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate. While Mitt Romney did well, his camp mistakenly thinks he won because Perry called Social Security a "Ponzi scheme," which Romney’s staff believes will hurt Perry with seniors. But these masters of spin have it backwards. Perry won the night with this challenge: "Maybe it's time to have provocative language," made in response to Romney's attacks on Perry’s criticisms of Social Security.
  • It's the day the emperor officially has no clothes

    08/02/2011 4:59:50 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2:21 AM, August 2, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    If Barack Obama loses next November, we'll look back on Sunday -- July 31, 2011 -- as the day he became a one-termer. He demonstrated the one key quality common to all unsuccessful leaders: Haplessness. In the most confrontational partisan moment of his presidency, Obama ended up looking remarkably powerless. He didn't get his way. To put it mildly. The deal he endorsed on the debt ceiling will long be an object of debate for both right and left. There's so much for everyone to dislike in it that people are lining up to rage against it, even though it...
  • 170 Jewish Social Justice Leaders to Meet With Obama Administration

    07/28/2011 10:37:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/11 | PR Newswire
    WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 29th, 170 representatives of organizations that are part of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable (JSJRT) will travel to the White House for a policy briefing to exchange ideas on housing, healthcare, food justice and education. The JSJRT is a group of 21 nonprofit organizations promoting economic and social justice as a core tenet of Jewish life. "Many people think the Jewish community has only one message to bring to Washington and it's about Israel," said Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, director of the Jewish Life and Values Program of the Nathan Cummings Foundation,...
  • Liberals Exploit Real Leaders Because They Have None Of Their Own

    07/21/2011 5:21:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-21-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Oh geez, here we go again.... The DCCC is sending out press releases in 50 Republican districts Thursday asking if they agree with Reagan on the debt ceiling....“Ronald Reagan worked with [Democratic Speaker] Tip O’Neill and Democrats to cut spending, raise revenues and reform Social Security,” President Obama said Saturday in his weekly address. “That kind of cooperation should be the least you expect from us,” he added.From Weasel Zippers The reason we have this problem with liberalism is they have no understanding of themselves. Being forced to live in that prison of their own making causes them to be...
  • GOP leaders say the nation can't afford to default

    07/13/2011 5:21:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/13/11 | Andrew Taylor - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hope dimming for a broad debt-limit deal, Congress and the White House scrambled Wednesday to salvage deficit-reduction talks while top congressional Republicans said the nation cannot afford to default on its obligations — for economic reasons and their party's own good. Ahead of a fourth negotiating session at the White House in as many days, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell defended his proposal to give President Barack Obama new powers to increase the nation's borrowing limit without GOP support. "I refuse to help Barack Obama get re-elected by marching Republicans into a position where we have co-ownership...
  • Margaret Thatcher (they hated Lady Thatcher too Sarah)

    06/08/2011 12:36:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Margaret Thatcher Foundation ^ | 1925- | Margaret Thatcher Foundation
    Margaret Thatcher's political career has been one of the most remarkable of modern times. Born in October 1925 at Grantham, a small market town in eastern England, she rose to become the first (and for two decades the only) woman to lead a major Western democracy. She won three successive General Elections and served as British Prime Minister for more than eleven years (1979-90), a record unmatched in the twentieth century. During her term of office she reshaped almost every aspect of British politics, reviving the economy, reforming outdated institutions, and reinvigorating the nation's foreign policy. She challenged and did...
  • How Well Do You Know Mormon Church Leaders of the Past?

    04/13/2011 7:43:32 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 82 replies
    Mormon Coffee ^ | April 7, 2011 | Sharon Lindbloom
    Last month (March 2011) Ensign magazine included a challenge titled “How Well Do You Know Our Church Leaders?” It consisted of 15 details from the lives of the 15 current Prophets, Seers and Revelators of the LDS Church. Readers were invited to match the names with the facts. The Ensign challenge included things like figuring out which leader once raised rabbits or worked on an oyster boat. The lives of LDS leaders throughout the history of the Mormon Church reflect much more interesting details than those included in the Ensign article. So I here add my own version of “How...
  • U.S. Socialist Leaders Incite Youth Revolutionaries

    03/31/2011 9:35:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 3/31/11 | Trevor Loudeon, New Zeal
    By: Trevor Loudon New Zeal I posted here on an upcoming national activist “teach-in” on “Debt, Austerity and Corporate Greed” being organized by Democratic Socialists of America leaders Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West. D.S.A. and its youth wing, Young Democratic Socialists, and their various fronts are getting right behind the event: To join that movement and escalate the activism planned in the days, weeks and months ahead we are organizing a “National Teach-in on Debt, Austerity and How People Are Fighting Back…” More than one hundred campuses have signed up to participate in the teach in. Scheduled for April...
  • Palestinians to Arab leaders: Stop blaming us for unrest

    03/30/2011 8:32:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    jpost.com ^ | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    As Palestinians accused of being behind Arab unrest, they express fear that charges would be used to justify harsh measures against them. Palestinian officials on Wednesday appealed to Arab leaders to stop inciting against them by accusing them of instigating unrest in their countries. The appeal came after the Syrian authorities claimed that Palestinians were behind the recent wave of violence that hit the country.
  • Scores of Union Leaders Earn Six-Figure Salaries

    03/06/2011 7:24:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    publicintegrity.org ^ | 3/6/11 | John C. Henry
    On the surface, the fight between the governor of Wisconsin and organized labor is about balancing state budgets and collective bargaining rights. Behind the scenes, hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to top labor leaders as well as campaign contributions to Democrats could be in jeopardy if workers lose. The trickle-up effect of the standoff in Wisconsin and other states could irreparably damage the corporate-like compensation structures that the Top 10 labor unions have built over decades. Union treasuries—filled by dues paid by union members—not only fund programs benefiting union members and their families. The money also pays six-figure...
  • Obama assures leaders Israel will retain Jewish areas

    03/03/2011 9:13:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/3/11 | Hilary Leila Krieger
    Washington - In addressing the contours of a future peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, US President Barack Obama assured Jewish leaders in a recent meeting that Jewish areas would stay in Israel’s hands, according to many participants. Several of those at the meeting, held Tuesday at the White House, said they understood the president to be referring to Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, a final-status issue that he described as “difficult.”
  • Fat Cat Union Salaries Exposed!

    03/03/2011 10:58:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/3/11 | The Center for Public Integrity's John C. Henry Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/politics/2011/
    These are the 10 largest unions, noting the number of employees who earn more than $200,000, leadership salaries and campaign contributions to federal candidates in 2009-2010. Union: National Education Association Membership: 3.2 million Assets: $216 million The NEA, representing most of the nation’s teachers, has 31 headquarters officers and employees who earn over $200,000. The president, Dennis Van Roekel, received $397,721 in salary and benefits. Of the $3.7 million NEA spent on political activities in the last election cycle, 98 percent went to Democratic candidates. The NEA has 98,000 members in Wisconsin. Before taking the helm in 2008, Van Roekel...
  • U.S. Jewish leaders: Obama wants Israel to create context for peace

    03/02/2011 4:37:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    haaretz ^ | 3/2/11 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Participants of 50-member delegation that met with president says he also relayed that Palestinians 'don't feel confident' about Netanyahu's commitment to territorial concessions and urged Israel 'search your souls' about seriousness on peace. U.S. President Barack Obama told Jewish leaders this week that Israel must use its military, political and cultural strength to create a context for peace with the Palestinians, according to participants of a 50-member delegation that met the president at the White House on Tuesday. Obama stressed to the delegates of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that Washington was committed in its support...
  • Hezbollah threatens Israeli leaders ("anytime, anywhere" to avenge a top operative's killing)

    02/16/2011 9:20:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/16/11 | Natacha Yazbeck - AFP
    BEIRUT (AFP) – The head of Hezbollah urged his fighters on Wednesday to stand ready to take Galilee in any future Lebanon-Israel war and threatened Israeli leaders "anytime, anywhere" to avenge a top operative's killing. "I say to the fighters of the Islamic Resistance: Be ready. If a new war is imposed on Lebanon we may ask you to take Galilee, to free Galilee," Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech to mark his Shiite party's martyrs' day. "I hope the people of Israel have good bomb shelters," he added. Nasrallah vowed that the assassination of Imad Mughnieh, killed in...
  • ANA, ISAF Conduct Key Leader Engagement in Ghaziabad

    12/31/2010 2:58:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Combined Joint Task Force 101 ^ | Staff Sgt. Ryan Matson
    GHAZIABAD, Afghanistan (December, 26, 2010) -- Whenever someone moves into a neighborhood, it’s traditional to go meet one’s new neighbors. In a sense, that’s what Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment and 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 201st Afghan National Army Regiment soldiers were doing, Dec. 26, when they conducted a key leader engagement in the town of Ghaziabad. “This was the first time we had been to this particular village; we really didn’t have any information on it,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Ott, an infantryman with Company A, 1st Bn., 133rd Inf. Regt., from Moline, Ill., who...
  • UK: Student Leader's Anti-Semitic Outburst

    12/19/2010 4:17:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 12/19/10 | Maayana Miskin
    A senior student leader in Britain faced criticism and calls to resign on Sunday after claiming that historic Jewish suffering is a modern fabrication aimed at allowing Jews to persecute Arabs. Clare Solomon, president of the University of London Student Union, who was raised Mormon, wrote on her Facebook page, “The view that Jews have been persecuted all throughout history is one that has been fabricated in the last 100 or so years to justify the persecution of the Palestinians. To paint the picture that all Jews have always had to flee persecution is just plainly inaccurate.” Her comments were...