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  • Court punishes bay area lawyers who called each other 'hack' and 'loser' — and worse

    12/31/2010 1:22:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | December 31, 2010 | Lee Logan
    .........It started in May 2008. Mitchell was representing a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Volkswagen of America. Mooney was the attorney for the car company. The two men couldn't agree on the date of a hearing. The first volley came from the 50-year-old Mooney, who addressed his colleague as "Junior." "Please do not send me any more of these absurd emails. While I am happy to know that you are also the judge in this case, your continued unprofessional & juvenile behavior is not necessary," he writes. Mitchell, 36, responds in kind: "Old Hack: Your unprofessional and otherwise asinine behavior...
  • BYE-BYE from Biden

    12/30/2010 5:52:01 AM PST · by ROCKLOBSTER · 25 replies · 33+ views
    DNC newsletter ^ | 28 Dec 2010 | Joe Biden
    Friend -- I've been in Washington for almost 40 years. I've seen a lot of Congresses come and go. But I can't remember a group of lawmakers who accomplished more than the folks who just wrapped up their work. With their help, we repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and ratified the START arms control treaty. We passed a new law to rein in the abuses on Wall Street and protect consumers. We reformed the health care system and passed the Recovery Act to get our economy growing again. But do you know why all that happened? Because people like you...
  • Election losers: Homeless on the Hill

    12/02/2010 7:57:43 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | December 2, 2010 | Erika Lovley and Simmi Aujla
    Election losers, welcome to Office Space. Some of the most senior and respected members of Congress are among the dozens of outgoing lawmakers whose offices have been crammed into tiny basement cubicles as their old offices are emptied and refurbished. And while nobody seems to be throwing fits about missing red Swingline staplers, the basement bullpen is quite a comedown for some of the most powerful members of Congress, who virtually overnight went from comfortable congressional veterans to homeless on the Hill. Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), the transportation committee chairman who championed legislation to fix America’s crowded highways, faces an...
  • New Pelosi op-ed: I’m now ready to listen to Republican ideas

    11/09/2010 5:03:01 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    In which Madam Speaker informs an electorate that just handed her the worst midterm beating in decades that the 111th Congress was actually pretty darned amazing. Among its amazing feats: “Restoring fiscal discipline” to government by passing pay-as-you-go rules, which were, of course, actually ignored when inconvenient and which helped bring us the second largest annual deficit in American history this year. The largest deficit? Last year’s, of course. Now that the amazement has subsided, it’s time to heal. Here’s a passage from a section entitled, I kid you not, “Republican ideas welcome,” which is sort of like the British...
  • For the losing side: How to handle the post-election hangover (PEST: Post Election Stress Trauma)

    11/05/2010 10:16:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/03/10 | Stephanie Chen
    For the losing side: How to handle the post-election hangoverBy Stephanie Chen, CNN November 3, 2010 4:57 p.m. EDT (CNN) -- For weeks -- even months -- you may have been caught up in the election frenzy. You've been jazzed about a candidate or a cause. Perhaps you've volunteered for a campaign or proudly planted a sign in your yard. The results are announced and the winners start celebrating their campaign victory, but for the losers, an election loss can easily turn personal. CNN spoke to Dr. Ivan Walks, a public health physician and psychiatrist who has studied stress for...
  • The Stupak 11 - Did we get rid of ALL of them? (VANITY)

    11/03/2010 7:58:05 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 15 replies
    Found with Google ^ | 11-03-10 | Self
  • George Stephanopoulos Lobbies GOP to 'Cooperate' With Dems..if Defeat Could be-'Blessing'for Obama

    11/02/2010 10:01:10 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-2-10 | Scott Whitlock
    (Video at link) ### Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday once again pushed Republicans who win on Election Day to "cooperate" with Barack Obama and also wondered if a defeat could be a "blessing" for the President. Talking to Republican adviser Nicolle Wallace, the morning show host lobbied, "But [Republicans] have to make a choice, as well. Do they choose to cooperate with President Obama and stand firm on principle, which is going to guarantee gridlock?" Questioning former Obama aide Anita Dunn, he wondered if "having more Republicans in Washington is a blessing to him because it means that...
  • Democrats face prospect of a grim Election Day

    10/24/2010 8:13:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 24, 2010 | Karen Tumulty
    The question around Washington today is not whether Nov. 2 will be a difficult day for the Democrats who control Congress, but rather how bad it will be. Increasingly, it looks like the answer depends on which chamber of Congress you're following. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report now estimates that more than 90 Democratic House seats are potentially in play; on the Republican side of the aisle, it estimates that only nine appear in jeopardy. As a result, most leading forecasters say it is more likely that Republicans will win the 39 House seats they need to take control. On...
  • Obama campaigns for Patrick.

    10/16/2010 12:27:41 PM PDT · by Tessarie · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/16/2010 | Glenn Johnson, AP
    BOSTON—President Barack Obama was trying to help Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick win re-election on Saturday, but more important to his own political future, maintain a Democratic Senate. After a Patrick rally at the Hynes Convention Center, the president was traveling to West Newton for a fundraiser at the home of Caritas Cristi CEO Ralph de la Torre. The event was expected to raise $500,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. It is charged with electing party members to the U.S. Senate. Obama wants to maintain a Democratic Senate to pass the remainder of his first-term agenda. Both it and a...
  • The 3rd is FURLOUGH FRIDAY!

    09/02/2010 9:08:10 AM PDT · by pansgold · 3 replies
    IX / II / MMX | pansgold
    Well. I wonder if the democrats in Sacto have a clue as to how much money the state lost this morning by not having a budget. Thanks to furlough Friday imposed by the court system, all state offices are again ordered closed every Friday until a state budget is passed. I don't have a figure on the amount of money the state just paid out today to every person on welfare today but it's a pile of cash for sure. The point? The loss of one days interest to the state treasury on billions of dollars just paid out this...
  • Ron Paul: if spending were solution, there'd be no problem

    08/10/2010 3:10:21 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 10, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Ron Paul shows why gov. spending is the worst way to avoid financial crisis. He shows why America needs to end the fed and go back to gold and silver if we want to survive.
  • Algeria player slaps female reporter (World Cup Soccer)

    06/23/2010 1:10:34 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 28 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6-23-2010 | Martin Rogers
    PRETORIA, South Africa – Algeria soccer player Rafik Saifi slapped a female journalist across the face as the aftermath of the United States’ dramatic World Cup victory turned ugly at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday night. While walking through the interview zone, Saifi spotted writer Asma Halimi, who works for Algerian newspaper Competition, and struck her with his open hand in front of dozens of witnesses. Halimi responded by striking the player in the mouth.
  • Obama Administration Suing Arizona Over Illegal Immigration Law

    06/18/2010 2:20:48 PM PDT · by traumer · 28 replies · 862+ views
    The Obama administration will file suit to challenge Arizona's immigration law, an official told Fox News on Friday. The confirmation comes after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview with a TV station in Ecuador earlier this month that the administration would challenge the law in court, though officials had long said the issue was under review. Administration officials initially would not confirm Clinton's statement. But an official told Fox News on Friday that while the review is still underway, the decision has already been made that a Department of Justice suit will be filed. The administration at...
  • United States can be victors if we lose the World Cup (Sportswriter Roots for America to Lose)

    06/15/2010 9:32:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 85 replies · 1,328+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | June 15, 2010 | Norman Chad
    I love the World Cup. And I love America — it’s my hometown! But I would not love to see America win the World Cup. Frankly, we don’t need another feather in our already overstuffed cap. And considering soccer is the world’s game — and most of the world is at odds with America at any given moment — I think it might be a nice idea for Uncle Sam, in an effort to promote world harmony, to lie down in South Africa. Now, in all likelihood, the U.S. is not going to be in a position to win...
  • Diamondbacks game draws immigration protesters [in L.A.]

    06/01/2010 4:46:40 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 28 replies · 446+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 31, 2010 | Carla Hall
    Several hundred people, many from the SEIU, use a three-game series with the Dodgers to voice opposition to Arizona's controversial law. ...The SEIU and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles bought 100 bleachers seats for Monday night's game, according to SEIU's Hilda Delgado, so they could boo Arizona and turn their backs on the Diamondbacks' first pitch.
  • Mom Stole My Beer - Send the Police!

    06/01/2010 11:45:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 735+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Tue, Jun 1, 2010 | Brian Hamacher
    32-year-old Fla. son calls 911, demands mom's arrest after she takes boozeIt's hard to be 32 years old and still live with mom, but when she takes your beer away, sometimes you have to take it like a man. Charles Lee Dennison, over in New Port Richey, learned that the hard way this past weekend when he was arrested for calling 911 to complain his mother had poached his pilsener. Dennison was "very intoxicated" and demanded that the police arrest dear old mom when officers responded to his initial 911 call Friday night, according to The sloshed son told...
  • Obama goes 0-4: PA loss follows failures in NJ, VA and MA...

    05/18/2010 9:05:18 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 50 replies · 2,455+ views
    5/18/2010 | B. Chrysostom
    Best Drudge Report headline I've read in months: Obama goes 0-4: PA loss follows failures in NJ, VA and MA... The Obamination, a FAILURE in the making!
  • Anti-Incumbent Feeling Fuels Midterm Primaries

    05/16/2010 12:32:10 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies · 559+ views
    cbs ^ | May 16, 2010 | David Riedel
    Major Changes and Upsets Look Possible as Anti-Washington Feeling Sweeps Into Senate Races  With midterm elections fast approaching and what appears to be an anti-incumbent movement building across the country, upcoming political primary races are being watched by voters and both political parties. When Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) lost his state's GOP primary it became clear that other senators may face similar challenges in their states. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Greenberg and New York Times politics correspondent Jeff Zeleny spoke about Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court and the 2010 elections on "Face the Nation". Anchor Bob...
  • Sources: McNabb headed to Washington

    04/04/2010 5:44:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies · 611+ views
    ESPN ^ | 4-4-2010 | Adam Schefter
    The Philadelphia Eagles have reached agreement on a blockbuster intra-division trade that will send perennial Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins, according to multiple sources close to the situation. The two sides still must finalize language, but McNabb is now headed to Washington. Sources said the deal involved the Redskins' second-round pick in the 2010 draft and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year, depending on several factors.
  • Democrats express safety concerns after protests (Miami, Florida "news" Makes this #1 Story!)

    03/24/2010 1:10:17 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 83 replies · 1,751+ views
    WSVN-TV ^ | 03/24/10
    House Democrats are expressing concerns about their personal safety following protests over health care legislation. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Wednesday that officials from the FBI and Capitol Police briefed Democrats on how to handle perceived security threats.