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  • Trump Facing Inconvenient Defeat in Wisconsin

    03/31/2016 3:52:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 92 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 March 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    He's already cheesed-off 70% of all cheese-heads As the latest polling in Wisconsin betrays Trump's widespread unpopularity there, his larger nationwide problem is that women specifically are beginning to coalesce into an anti-Trump alliance... and that most certainly includes the badger state.  It's no secret that female voters were having a hard time getting into the Trump thing, but his recent repellant behavior and attitude re. Heidi Cruz and Michelle Fields is making the choice a lot easier for them. I mean, when you lose rabid supporter Ann Coulter perhaps you've taken your (pointless, completely unnecessary, and damaging to the GOP) war-on-women too far. Has it occurred to Mr...

    12/12/2015 2:39:29 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 446 replies ^ | Dec 12, 2015 | Drudge
  • Ted Cruz Calls Out Hillary, His Own Party During Fiery CPAC Speech: ‘Talk Is Cheap’

    02/26/2015 3:51:35 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2/26/2015 | Zach Noble
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — He knew all the right things to say to rile up the conservative base. Ted Cruz, the junior Republican senator from Texas, received waves of standing ovations, cheers and whistles as he addressed the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. “Hillary Clinton embodies the corruption of Washington,” Cruz told the assembled conservatives. ”We need to run a populist campaign standing for the hardworking people of America.”
  • 250K Virginians to Lose Health Care Due to Obamacare

    09/11/2014 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/11/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    An NBC affiliate in Virginia reports that nearly 250,000 people in that state will lose their health care plans due to Obamacare:
  • CNN and MSNBC Lose Almost Half Their Viewers in One Year (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/27/2013 1:34:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 109 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 27, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been a tough year for the liberal cable news outlets. Data released Tuesday show CNN shedding 48 percent of total viewers since last November and MSNBC dropping 45 percent. The numbers were even worse in the all important demographic of people aged 25 to 54 as CNN's ratings dropped 59 percent and MSNBC's 52 percent. In an off-election year, and with last November's numbers skewed higher as a result of the presidential election, it should be expected for ratings to decline. However, Fox News didn't see close to these losses. In total day, FNC is only down 18...
  • CoveredCA chief: Up to 900,000 will lose health plans on 12/31 (Reality sucks! Huh, Obama?)

    10/29/2013 10:05:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies ^ | 10/29/13 | Debra J. Suanders
    Covered California executive director Peter Lee told the Chronicle editorial board that he expects 800,000 to 900,000 people to lose their non-grandfathered private insurance policies on Dec. 31, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. (This figure — which is higher than past numbers reported – does not include small business coverage.) “The individual market is changing dramatically,” Lee said. What about President Obama’s promise that if people liked their plan, they could keep it? “I think it was not well stated,” Lee answered. Obama’s rhetoric “may have been an inarticulate way of describing what the realities are.” How many will...
  • WH knew millions would lose doctors despite Obama's promise

    10/28/2013 9:52:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-28-2013 | Megyn Kelly
    Fox News confirms the administration was aware of the issue in 2010
  • Many part-timers to lose pay amid health act's new math

    05/12/2013 8:45:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 64 replies
    la times/pioneer press ^ | 5-12-13 | chad tehune
    Many part-timers are facing a double whammy from President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The law requires large employers offering health insurance to include part-time employees working 30 hours a week or more. But rather than provide health care to more workers, a growing number of employers are cutting back employee hours instead. The result: Not only will these workers earn less money, but they'll also miss out on health insurance at work. Consider the city of Long Beach, Calif. It is limiting most of its 1,600 part-time employees to fewer than 27 hours a week, on average. City officials...
  • Commander: Special ops to lose $1 billion

    01/29/2013 8:52:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/13 | Kristina Wong
    The commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said Tuesday that his unit’s budget would lose $1 billion this year as a result of the defense budget stalemate in Washington. During an annual National Defense Industrial Association conference for special operators, Navy Adm. William McRaven noted that the Defense Department is operating on a continuing resolution, which limits spending to 2012 levels, even as automatic, across-the-board spending cuts called sequestration are set to begin March 1. “The continuing resolution … in all honesty puts a greater constraint on us than sequester
  • Gingrich predicts Obama will lose 'amazing number of states'

    10/26/2012 12:47:12 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20/25/2012 | Greta VanSusteren
    Former presidential candidate explains the 'Carville Rule' and how the shift in momentum doesn't bode well for President Obama
  • Beyond Giving Every Kid A Trophy... Playing to Lose! (Vanity)

    09/21/2012 3:01:27 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 39 replies
    I feel really bad for my niece. Last year, she made her school's competitive Varsity Volleyball team as a Freshman, plays club, and has already been looked at by college scouts. A sports scholarship would really help her family out. Here's the thing: she's stuck at this school and they've recently changed their "focus in sports" to one of where everybody gets to play. My niece was an excellent OH (outside hitter), but other kids want to play outside hitter, so she doesn't play that position much anymore. She's very tall and can play middle well, but that's not always...
  • Kids Question Michelle Obama: Unsure Where President Is, and Where Obamas Will Move

    09/14/2012 9:11:24 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 14 Sep 12 | Daniel Halper
    First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by a Virginia YMCA yesterday where she met with elementary and middle school kids. The kids had tough questions for the first lady, including the whereabouts of the president of the United States. She did not immediately know. From the pool report: Asked where he was, she said, “he’s at work,” then asked the adults, “Where is Barack Obama?” She was told he’s in Colorado today. When asked by a kid where the Obamas would live if President Obama loses, "The First Lady said they could figure that out later," according to the pool report....
  • Julian Assange: celebrities could lose thousands from WikiLeaks founder's bail breach

    06/20/2012 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 20, 2012 | NA
    Film directors, authors, journalists and socialites who raised £200,000 to secure Julian Assange bail face losing thousands after the WikiLeaks founder breached his bail.
  • Why Obama Will Lose in November

    03/18/2012 4:33:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 37 replies ^ | 3/17/2012 | Alan Caruba
    I received a campaign letter from Michelle Obama the other day. This is especially surprising because I am a registered Republican; hardly a likely prospect to contribute to her husband’s reelection efforts. “Every day I learn about the challenges and the struggles—the doctor bills they can’t pay or the mortgage they can no longer afford,” said the text. The “fairness” theme, a socialist meme, was expressed. “American prospers when we are all in this together, when hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded, when everyone—from Main Street to Wall Street—does their fair share and plays by the same rules.”...
  • Stop Mitt or Lose (Saturbray)

    02/04/2012 8:39:31 AM PST · by bray · 7 replies ^ | 2/4/12 | bray
    This is how we know what LOVE is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16 We just lost a special election here in Oregon where the establishment ran a self described moderate and lost twice in a row. When all of the experts try to explain that you have to run the perfect candidate to satisfy the moderates you need to ask them by what proof do they come up with that truth? There is more proof of Global Warming than moderate candidates winning elections...
  • Air Force Will Lose Hundreds of Planes in New Pentagon Plan

    01/04/2012 10:44:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies ^ | 1/4/12 | Wired
    The Air Force is preparing to trim hundreds of aircraft from its aging fleet in order to meet an Obama administration austerity order. The move will strike many Air Force supporters as ironic. Because just as the fleet is set to shrink, Defense Secretary ...
  • The GOP’s Death Wish [Is It?]

    12/10/2011 12:50:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2011 | Kathleen Parker
    The GOP’s Death Wish By Kathleen Parker December 9 “Anybody but Mitt” has become a familiar mantra throughout the Republican primary campaign. It is also weird and self-defeating. Republicans apparently want to nominate anyone except the one person who can defeat Barack Obama. And for all the strangest reasons: One: He’s changed his mind. True. He changed his mind, thus becoming more conservative. Two: He’s too perfect. Three: You can’t drink beer with him. Whatever. The result of these petty obsessions has been a pathological flirtation with a parade of lesser candidates who could replace Romney. This parade has persisted...
  • Obama will lose, and it won't be close

    10/01/2011 9:33:04 AM PDT · by Signalman · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/16/2011 | Rich Stowell
    SALT LAKE CITY, August 16, 2011—Many on the Left claim to think that President Obama will be handily re-elected. Commentators who are reliable cheerleaders for Democrats, such as Lawrence O’Donnell and Peter Beinart, have publicly declared their faith in the president’s re-election prospects. Hillary Clinton said a few months ago that she was “confident” of Obama’s re-election, while Nancy Pelosi guaranteed it. Most Democrats, however, merely fall back on the standard prognostication that Obama will eke out a close election, like a coach telling his team that things aren’t that bad during halftime of a game in which they find...
  • Verizon workers to lose health coverage August 31

    08/16/2011 6:21:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/16/11 | Sinead Carew & Bernard Orr
    NEW YORK - Verizon Communications (VZ.N) is sending its 45,000 striking workers notice that their health insurance benefits will expire at the end of the month if they are not back at work. The company said on Tuesday that it has started to send out letters to the strikers in response to questions about how healthcare coverage will be affected by the strike, which started on August 7. The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) called a strike after they failed to reach a labor agreement with the company

    06/29/2011 5:42:47 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 4 replies
    WebToday ^ | June 29, 2011 | WebToday
    Public Unions and public union employees spent more than ten times the normal campaign budget to block an anti-public union candidate from winning a Costa Mesa council seat. The result? How did the union candidate fare with more than 1000% of the usual campaign war chest stuffed in it from unions? They lost and the anti-public union candidate won! Times are a changing’ as they say. First Wisconsin, now California. Is this the new normal? For the pro-public unions to get creamed? Americans have it in their DNA to compete and win, and how they want to be compensated for...
  • Govt to lose $14B of auto bailout funds

    06/01/2011 12:08:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/1/11 | Staff
    Washington – The Obama administration said Wednesday that the government will lose about $14 billion in taxpayer funds from the bailout of the U.S. auto industry. In a report from the president's National Economic Council, officials said that figure is down from the 60 percent the Treasury Department originally estimated the government would lose following its $80 billion bailout of Chrysler and General Motors in 2009. The report's release coincides with the administration's efforts to tout the bailout's role in the revitalization of the U.S. auto industry after last week's announcement that Chrysler is repaying $5.9 billion in U.S.
  • Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them

    11/17/2010 1:11:27 PM PST · by kingattax · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/10 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Migration from high-tax states to states with lower taxes and less government spending will dramatically alter the composition of future Congresses, according to a study by Americans for Tax Reform Eight states are projected to gain at least one congressional seat under reapportionment following the 2010 Census: Texas (four seats), Florida (two seats), Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington (one seat each). Their average top state personal income tax rate: 2.8 percent. By contrast, New York and Ohio are likely to lose two seats each, while Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will be...
  • No decision in Minn. gov race means Dems lose

    11/04/2010 6:05:55 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-4-10 | BRIAN BAKST and PATRICK CONDON
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—Here's how bad it is for Democrats: They could wind up losing, even in a race they won. A potential recount in Minnesota's race for governor might eventually crown Democrat Mark Dayton the winner but drag on so long that the Legislature convenes in January with retiring GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty staying in office. Democrats fear that Republicans newly in charge of both chambers will combine with Pawlenty to push through massive spending cuts and pursue long-held goals on things like gay marriage, photo ID for voters and expanded gambling. It's a scenario that could also benefit Pawlenty,...
  • Democrats lose centuries of seniority in House

    11/03/2010 3:06:43 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Stephen Dinan
    Neither rookies nor seasoned veterans were spared in Tuesday's House Democratic bloodbath, which saw Republicans defeat three major committee chairmen and at least seven lawmakers who claimed 20 years' seniority or more in Congress. While the losses of 16 freshmen "Obama babies" — those elected during the president's 2008 sweep — were expected, the number of long-serving Democrats who lost re-election this week is staggering, and suggests a widespread dissatisfaction with Washington. All told, with about a dozen races still uncalled, Democrats have already shed 376 years of congressional experience, and that could go as high as 430 years if...
  • Poll: Obama, Dems Poised to Lose Grayson House Seat

    A new poll by Sunshine State News shows Republican Daniel Webster leading Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson by seven points in Central Florida's 8th Congressional District. Webster, a former state senator, tops the freshman congressman 43-36 in the survey conducted this week.
  • Freep this poll (Politico): Do Democrats have a chance of holding on to the majority in the House?

    09/07/2010 11:19:57 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Sept. 6, 2010 | Politico Staff
    Lets make it 100% against!
  • Obama spokesman says Democrats could lose House

    07/11/2010 1:57:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    President Barack Obama's party could lose its House majority in this fall's elections, his spokesman said Sunday, perhaps trying to jolt Democratic voters with the specter of GOP lawmakers rolling back White House policies. "I think there's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control. There's no doubt about that," press secretary Robert Gibbs told NBC's "Meet the Press." Democrats now hold a 255-178 edge in the House, with two vacancies in the 435-member chamber. Anywhere from 40 to perhaps 60 House seats could be competitive by the fall. Republicans would need to...
  • The Tories Will Lose The Next Election If They Enter Into A Coalition With The Tainted Lib Dems

    05/08/2010 8:34:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 620+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | May 08th 2010 | Norman Tebbit
    The Tories Will Lose The Next Election If They Enter Into A Coalition With The Tainted Lib Dems Norman Tebbit May 8th, 2010 What a mess! What an unholy mess! The unloseable election against the worst government in British history finishes in talks to establish the terms on which the losers’ party with only 23 per cent of the votes and only 57 seats might graciously allow the party with 36 per cent of the votes and 307 seats to form a government. This was the election in which the poisonous legacy of Blair’s NuLab plan for the irreversible change...
  • Intermountain West loosens its embrace of Democrats

    02/18/2010 5:58:57 AM PST · by truthandlife · 13 replies · 978+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 2/18/10 | Michael Riley
    When Barack Obama accepted his party's presidential nomination 18 months ago in a floodlighted football stadium in Denver, he pinned the hopes of a new Democratic ascendancy on the Intermountain West. Helped along by demographic shifts in the region, Democrats looked as if they had done everything right over several election cycles, catching a wave of new voters and showcasing a bevy of bright-light politicians who included Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter. "Western Democrats have enjoyed stunning successes over the last three elections," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared at a conference in Denver last August. "The road to the West...
  • Ebersol: NBC expects to lose money on Olympics

    01/10/2010 12:39:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 765+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/10 | AP
    PASADENA, Calif. – NBC Universal says it expects to lose money on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver. NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol says advertising sales for the games have picked up over the past few months. He said the loss is more due to the heavy rights fee NBC paid to show the games. NBC won the rights to broadcast the Vancouver Olympics and the 2012 Summer Games in London for $2.2 billion.
  • Windows 7 loosing Internet Connection at odd times

    12/06/2009 7:43:02 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 88 replies · 2,889+ views
    Please excuse the Vanity post - I am desperate! I have a new PC with Windows 7. At odd times I loose the Internet connection. I know cable internet signal is coming through the router as other PCs in the system have connections. At first the lost connection was happening each time I would reboot. Now it happens at seemingly "random" times .... I realize it's probly not random, but I can't see a correlation yet ... and the connection usually comes back when I reboot again. The Dell tech support wants me to reinstall the windows software. That would...
  • Democrats Lose Big Test Vote on Health Legislation

    10/21/2009 9:04:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,400+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/21/09 | ROBERT PEAR and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    WASHINGTON — Democrats lost a big test vote on health care legislation on Wednesday as the Senate blocked action on a bill to increase Medicare payments to doctors at a cost of $247 billion over 10 years. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, needed 60 votes to proceed. He won only 47. And he could not blame Republicans. A dozen Democrats and one independent crossed party lines and voted with Republicans on the 53 to 47 roll call.
  • NHS may need to lose 137,000 staff to meet £20 billion savings target

    09/02/2009 9:00:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 293+ views
    Times on line ^ | 9/2/09 | David Rose
    The NHS may need to cut its workforce by about 10 per cent — the equivalent of 137,000 staff — to help to meet planned savings of £20 billion, according to a leaked Department of Health report. A study commissioned from the consultancy firm McKinsey and Company recommends cutting clinical staff posts as well as administrators to meet efficiency savings by 2014, suggesting a knock-on effect to patient care.
  • Obamacare: You Will Lose Your Current Insurance. Period. End of Story.

    07/20/2009 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 8 replies · 657+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | July 20, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    * Approximately 103 million people would be covered under the new public plan and as a consequence about 83.4 million people would lose their private insurance. This would represent a 48.4 percent reduction in the number of people with private coverage. * About 88.1 million workers would see their current private, employer-sponsored health plan go away and would be shifted to the public plan.
  • In the End Republicans Not Pelosi Will Lose

    05/20/2009 3:40:06 PM PDT · by Radio Free American? · 48 replies · 1,532+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Tue May 19 | Bob Beckel
    Did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi step into a political quagmire during her press conference on the Bush Administration's torture tactics? Yes. Will President Obama's agenda lose momentum now that this "who said what and when" drama will suck oxygen out of the presidents tailwind? Almost certainly. Will there now be some type of independent commission established to investigate the treatment of war prisoners during the Bush/Cheney reign? Count on it. Who will suffer the greatest political damage from all this? Without question the Republican Party.
  • CA: Lobbyists spend millions -- and rarely lose in Legislature

    03/29/2009 9:29:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 259+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/29/09 | Shane Goldmacher
    The first of an occasional series exploring the varied ways in which California lobbyists and their employers press the levers of power. Special interests spent a record $553 million lobbying California state government in the past two years. For them, it was money well spent. Makers of chemical fire- retardants poured in more than $9 million to kill a ban on fire-proofing chemicals in furniture that consumer groups say cause cancer. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians used $4.39 million to muscle through a gambling deal to let the tribe add thousands of lucrative new slot machines to its casino....
  • Why We Deserve(d) to Lose

    11/05/2008 8:32:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,519+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 11/3/08 | Ray Haynes
    I don't know what is going to happen tomorrow, but, should a miracle occur, and Republicans avert the impending debacle that many of the polls now predict, we should recognize that such a victory would be a divine gift, and not the result of any thing we have done to deserve the respect and support of the American people. We deserve to lose, because we have not been who we say we are. We have spent so much time worrying about how we market ourselves that we have forgotten to worry about doing the right thing. The most unfortunate thing...
  • Barack Obama was never going to win. Neither was Hillary.

    08/21/2008 9:35:34 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 18 replies · 100+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | August 21, 2008 | Right Girl
    Barack Obama was never going to win. Neither was Hillary. By Right GirlThose who know me also know what I have been saying for the last few years. As far back as 2005, I said . . . Hillary Clinton will never make it through the primaries.Yes, that's right, when the conservatives were terrified at the prospect of another President Clinton, I was firmly stating and believed that Hillary would never even make it through the primaries. Back around 2005, and over the course of a year or so, I had occasion to speak with a number of people close...
  • You call this a political party?

    05/16/2008 4:19:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies · 81+ views
    Denver Post ^ | May 15, 2008 | David Harsanye
    Republicans are bracing for a political annihilation of epic proportions after losing a special election this week in a solidly conservative district in Mississippi — yes, Mississippi. We can call this "a harbinger." And Republicans not only deserve the flogging, they should be praying for more. We can call this "creative destruction." When Democrats claim that Republican presidential candidate John McCain would mean a third term of the Bush presidency, they're not kidding. The GOP offers no coherent policy, no leadership, no imagination, no principles and, most important, it offers no choice. The Democrat-run Congress now carries an approval rating...
  • ON DEADLINE: Race is Obama's to lose (It's panic-button time.)

    02/20/2008 12:48:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 120+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/20/08 | Ron Fournier - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Democratic nomination is now Barack Obama's to lose. After 10 consecutive defeats — including a heartbreaker in tailor-made Wisconsin on Tuesday — Hillary Rodham Clinton can't win the nomination unless Obama makes a major mistake or her allies reveal something damaging about the Illinois senator's background. Don't count her out quite yet, but Wisconsin revealed deep and destructive fractures in the Clinton coalition. It's panic-button time. That explains why Clinton's aides accused Obama of plagiarism for delivering a speech that included words that had first been uttered by Deval Patrick, the Massachusetts governor and a friend of...
  • I guess I need to be set straight

    01/29/2008 8:49:52 PM PST · by Steve40K · 53 replies · 586+ views
    I have been listening to Rush ream McCain a new one day after day and I totally understand all of the points Rush makes. Here is what I don't get, Romney will NEVER win ! The only people that will vote for Romney is us. He will get ZERO independents and ZERO moderate Democrats. The most conservative candidate has worked for the GOP in the past, this isn't the past. This election is freshly post Bush with many PR problems within the party. In the general publics mind, the GOP is about as refreshing as week old road kill. As...
  • US Will Retake Economic Superpower Crown

    11/13/2007 7:48:43 AM PST · by madvlad · 55 replies · 84+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Like a great battleship at sea, the US industrial and export machine is slowly turning around. Within a couple of years, its big guns will be sweeping the world again, ready to silence pious talk about America's trade deficit - and to menace chunks of Europe's manufacturing base. The fast-inflating economies of China, emerging Asia and Eastern Europe will be reminded globalisation cuts both ways. Jobs can flow from Shanghai to Los Angeles.
  • Ill. students lose diplomas over cheers

    06/01/2007 12:03:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies · 2,814+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/07 | Jan Dennis - ap
    GALESBURG, Ill. - Caisha Gayles graduated with honors last month, but she is still waiting for her diploma. The reason: the whoops of joy from the audience as she crossed the stage. Gayles was one of five students denied diplomas from the lone public high school in Galesburg after enthusiastic friends or family members cheered for them during commencement. About a month before the May 27 ceremony, Galesburg High students and their parents had to sign a contract promising to act in dignified way. Violators were warned they could be denied their diplomas and barred from the after-graduation party. Many...
  • Britons could lose right to enter US without a visa

    05/03/2007 8:33:53 AM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 716+ views
    thisislondon ^ | 5-3-2007 | staff writer
    Britons could lose the privilege of visiting the U.S. without a visa because of fears over the terrorist threat from within the British Pakistani community. U.S. security officials are deeply concerned at the ease with which young Britons who have trained in Pakistani terror camps can enter America under the visa-waiver programme. Their concerns were heightened this week when five men, most of whom were Britons of Pakistani descent, were jailed for life for terrorism offences. Omar Khyam, jailed for his part in the fertiliser bomb plot, could easily have entered America after training in Pakistan
  • Report: New Orleans May Lose Residents

    04/18/2007 5:14:18 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 467+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-18-2007
    Report: New Orleans may lose residents NEW ORLEANS, April 18 (UPI) -- A recent poll of 608 residents from various Louisiana parishes has found many are pessimistic regarding New Orleans' future and are considering leaving. The poll conducted for the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse found that 47 percent of those polled had a dour outlook concerning the city's future and 25 percent of metropolitan respondents said they are going to move away, the New Orleans Times Picayune reported Wednesday. With the city attempting to recover from Hurricane Katrina, nearly 60 percent of those polled said the Louisiana city...
  • *The GOP will pick up seats: installment six

    10/09/2006 5:33:24 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 70 replies · 2,128+ views
    various | October 9, 2006 | self
    “………….many said the episode only reinforced their reasons to vote for their two Republican incumbents…. “ *The current situation: Nobody can tell us for certain, what will happen in November. When I speak optimistically it is because I have amassed a reservoir of information collected over the past ten months. I don’t do polls. Polls are only good as a momentary “snapshot” of the situation as it might be when the questions were asked. What I do know is that the situation will change between now and even the end of this end. Based on the progress of the last...
  • Terrorists Destined to Lose if U.S. Keeps Resolve, Cheney Says

    10/04/2006 5:25:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 439+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2006 – Terrorists are destined to lose if the U.S. keeps its nerve and refuses to abandon its overseas commitments, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said today at Fort Hood, Texas. “The world can have confidence in the resolve of the United States,” he said. “We will stand by our friends; we will help Iraqis build a nation that is free, secure and able to defend itself. We will confront our enemies on this and every other front in the war on terror. With good allies at our side, we will prevail.” Cheney said the terrorists were...
  • Justice seeks end to delays in review of documents seized in William Jefferson (D-La.) raid

    07/13/2006 5:48:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 381+ views
    KPLCTV ^ | 7/13/06
    Justice seeks end to delays in review of documents seized in raid WASHINGTON The Justice Department today opposed further delays in the bribery investigation of Representative William Jefferson, saying the agency should be allowed to review documents seized in a search of the congressman's office. On Monday, Chief U-S District Judge Thomas F. Hogan rejected requests from Jefferson and fellow lawmakers seeking the return of the material from the May raid on Capitol Hill. Jefferson is now seeking to delay the judge's ruling while he appeals. Hogan dismissed arguments by Jefferson and a bipartisan group of House leaders that the...
  • CA: Dynes to face regents, could lose UC post

    05/16/2006 7:29:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 214+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/16/06 | Eleanor Yang
    Robert C. Dynes, the president of the University of California, holds one of the most influential and visible positions in American higher education – and he faces the possibility of losing it. For months, Dynes, a physicist and former chancellor at UC San Diego, has struggled to emerge from a controversy over undisclosed pay and perks for UC executives and faculty. To some, Dynes is a victim, someone who inherited a culture that defied university rules and has simply followed the practices of his predecessor. To others, Dynes is an ineffective administrator who, despite assurances, cannot be trusted to make...
  • Muslim Loses Wine Discrimination Claim

    12/21/2005 8:37:50 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 609+ views
    Muslim loses wine discrimination claim (Filed: 22/12/2005) A Muslim salesman who took offence when his company, Direct Line Insurance, offered alcohol as an incentive lost a claim yesterday for religious discrimination. Imran Khan, 25, from Bristol, had claimed at an employment tribunal that the bottles of wine on offer put him at a disadvantage because, as a Muslim, he could not drink alcohol and could not claim the prizes. British-born Mr Khan sought damages for "hurt feelings" but the panel chairman, Clive Toomer, rejected his claim. He said a teetotal non-Muslim would have been in the same position. Louise Cummings,...