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  • Collins' support of Sessions draws protests

    01/10/2017 11:34:19 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | Jan 10, 2017
    Sen. Susan Collins support of President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general pick, Sen. Jeff Sessions, drew protests at her Maine offices on Tuesday.
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko Bans Journalists for 'Threatening National interests'

    09/19/2015 9:13:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    Newsweek Via Yahoo News ^ | September 17, 2015 | Jack Moore
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko banned a number of Western and Russian journalists from the country, accusing them of being a "threat to national interests" or promoting "terrorist activities," according to a list published on the presidential website on Wednesday. Two British journalists working for the BBC—Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg and producer Emma Wells— and BBC cameraman Anton Chicherov had been banned from entering Ukraine but Judith Gough, the British ambassador to Ukraine, confirmed on Twitter that the BBC journalists would be released. Two Spanish journalists, Antonio Pampliega and Angel Sastre, were also included on the blacklist although Sastre went missing...
  • Arizona senators disagree on Cuba. McCain against, Flake for

    12/19/2014 10:01:20 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Carol Broder
    FORT HUACHUCA — They may be both Republicans and represent Arizona in the upper chamber of Congress but they don’t agree on the recent decision of the Obama Administration of the reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after six decades. After about 90 minutes on Fort Huachuca Thursday, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake discussed the announcement with the Herald/Review during a quick walking interview to a plane waiting to take them to Yuma.
  • SF Examiner sues SF Chronicle, alleging predatory ad-pricing scheme

    06/26/2013 12:19:01 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | June 26, 2013 | Joe Eskenazi
    The parent company of the San Francisco Examiner sued the Hearst Corporation Tuesday, accusing its San Francisco Chronicle of illegally targeting Examiner advertisers with secret, below-cost rates in an attempt to bleed the smaller paper. The San Francisco Newspaper Company, which owns the Examiner, SF Weekly, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, alleges that the Chronicle offered ad space to advertisers for a fraction of its cost on the condition that the advertisers not buy ads in the Examiner. "Hearst has demanded and obtained agreements from key advertising customers, which preclude those customers from purchasing any advertising space from the...
  • Parolee pistol-whipped, shot 75-year-old on oxygen, arrest report indicates

    06/03/2013 10:17:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 3, 2013 | Riley Snyder
    A 75-year-old woman found dead in her northwest Las Vegas home in May was beaten with a pistol and shot in the head during a robbery, according to police reports. Jean Main was found dead the morning of May 21 at her home in a gated community on Green Pasture Avenue near Lone Mountain Road and Durango Drive, with her home apparently burglarized. Metro detectives learned that a laptop, Kindle Fire, Main’s purse, $800 and several other items were missing from the house.
  • Fox primary: complicated, contractual

    09/28/2010 6:01:32 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies
    With Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee all making moves indicating they may run for president, their common employer is facing a question that hasn’t been asked before: How does a news organization cover White House hopefuls when so many are on the payroll? The answer is a complicated one for Fox News. As Fox’s popularity grows among conservatives, the presence of four potentially serious Republican candidates as paid contributors is beginning to frustrate competitors of the network, figures within its own news division and rivals of what some GOP insiders have begun calling “the Fox candidates.”...
  • State Rules in Favor of Young Transgender

    01/27/2010 8:50:15 AM PST · by OneVike · 44 replies · 1,001+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 7/1/09 | Abigail Curtis
    I searched but did not see this ever posted, so here it is. The Bangor Daily News reported back on July of 2009, about the ruling by the Maine Human Rights Commission that the Orono School Department discriminated against a transgender child by denying her access to the girls bathroom. While the school department’s lawyer warned that schools around the state may not be ready to manage the practical fallout from the decision, civil liberties advocates hailed the ruling as an advancement of human rights. “This ruling is a huge step forward for a vulnerable population that is entitled to...
  • Maine gay marriage referendum push kicks into high gear (70,000 sigs gathered only 50,000 needed)

    07/11/2009 7:44:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 28 replies · 1,948+ views ^ | July 10, 2009 | By Peter Elliott
    The push to get a gay marriage referendum on the November 3 ballot in Maine kicked into high gear this week when petition-gathering opponents gathered well more than the required signatures in little more than a month. Gay marriage opponents are required to have 55,087 validated voter signatures on petitions by Aug. 3 to prompt a “People’s Veto” and send the issue to Maine voters. Earlier this week, about 70,000 signatures had been gathered, with more expected, according to Bob Emrich. Emrich is a pastor and founder of The Jeremiah Project, a Christian-based public advocacy group. He is one of...
  • CBS fires Channel 2 boss Joe Ahern

    10/15/2008 7:08:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies · 1,663+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 15, 2008 | Robert Feder
    CBS fires Channel 2 boss Joe Ahern October 15, 2008 BY ROBERT FEDER Sun-Times Columnist In the end, there was no one else to blame and no one else to fire. Joe Ahern had six years, two months, two days and -- for much of that time -- a virtually unlimited budget to turn around the fortunes of WBBM-Channel 2. » Click to enlarge image Joe Ahern served six years as president and general manager of CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2. He was fired today. (Courtesy) But in all that time and with all those resources, he left the CBS-owned station arguably...
  • The Battle for Main Street, Hometown, U.S.A:

    10/03/2008 7:32:13 PM PDT · by sawdust_128 · 1 replies · 370+ views
    Original | 9/29/2008 | Sawdust_128
    Here’s the news The Battle for Main Street, Hometown, U.S.A: Sept 29, 2008, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd committed an act of domestic, economic terrorism. Don’t wait for the claim of responsibility from their organization known as ALL SPENDA. Obama Bin Phonein will not call that in, he does not want us to get a fix on his position. We should expect the release of tapes demonstrating that Bin Phonein is still alive, it’s all Bush’s fault and that all American’s will pay dearly on April 15th 2009. The follow up attack of April 15th is being conducted under the...

    08/26/2006 3:54:21 PM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies · 1,243+ views
    AKI (Italy) ^ | 10AUG06 | AKI (Italy)
    Rome, 10 August (AKI) - Italy will have to rely on its relationship with Iran to play a role in the Middle East, says Abolfazl Zohrevand, Tehran's new ambassador to Rome. In an interview to Tehran's radical Kayhan paper, the ambassador said that "Italy, as one of the eight major world powers, is looking for a more relevant role in the Middle East - a role it won't be able to play if it doesn't exploit its relations with Iran." Ambassador Zohrevand also called for "stronger support to the Islamic Republic from the new government" of centre-left premier Romano Prodi,...
  • Main headline in Iranian newspaper: Tel Aviv evacuated

    07/27/2006 11:54:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1,453+ views
    ynet news ^ | 07.27.06 | Dudi Cohen
    Newspaper of spiritual leader, Khamenei, claims that government bodies in Israel have been evacuated to Jerusalem and that it even has proof. Tuesday Hizbullah flag flown above Iranian parliament Iranian conservative newspaper, Kayhan, claimed Thursday in its top story that "Tel Aviv has been evacuated." The newspaper, associated with the spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tends to exaggerate about anything connected to reports on Israel. It seemed Thursday that the imagination of the Iranian editors spilled over. According to the newspaper's editors, "Following the recent threats of Hassan Nasrallah, some of the Israeli government bodies were evacuated from Tel Aviv...
  • Main Hospital In New Orleans Is A Tent

    04/22/2006 5:30:07 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 787+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-23-3006 | Karyn Miller
    Main hospital in New Orleans is a tent By Karyn Miller in New Orleans (Filed: 23/04/2006) Rose Lee was standing outside the New Orleans Charity Hospital, mouth agape, eyes wide with astonishment. She had recently returned to her native city from Texas and had come to see an emergency doctor about the "head-to-toe" mess of health problems she had suffered since losing everything she owned to the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. Mrs Lee, 48, knew that what was formerly the city's flagship hospital had been badly damaged in the disaster that engulfed the coast last August, and was now operating...
  • Religion of the media- IHT conf. examines coverage of the latest political battlefield

    06/26/2005 9:07:57 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 1 replies · 232+ views
    NEWS Religion of the media IHT conference examines coverage of the latest political battlefield Giannis BardopoulosA photo from the debate on journalism and religion that was held within the framework of the IHT’s Publishing Alliance Conference in Athens on Thursday. Seen from left: Nikos Konstandaras, editor of Kathimerini English Edition; M.J. Akbar, editor of the Asian Age; Serge Schmemann, editor of the IHT’s editorial page; Mirette Mabrouk, publisher of the Daily Star Egypt, and Costas Iordanidis, diplomatic editor of Kathimerini.The role of the news media in covering religion at a time of increasing political activism and influence by religious...
  • Olympia Snowe is for keeping War-Machine running?

    05/16/2005 11:08:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 642+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/16/05 | Jessica Rinaldi
    Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) speaks out against plans to close the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard during a rally held at the shipyard in Kittery, Maine, May 16, 2005. Last week the Pentagon recommended the closure of 33 major domestic U.S. military bases and the realignment of 29 more, threatening a hard economic blow to many communities across the country. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
  • The Main Stream Media pas duece

    05/13/2005 9:40:17 AM PDT · by onyx eyes · 2 replies · 248+ views
    The MSM ie; Main Stream Media in this country, USA, seems to be having a midlife crisis of late. But, overall, they are NOT funny. The MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and any of any others, are throwing in little side bytes about how the media (not them....) has been biased to the left and liberal. But all, and I repeat all, are doing nothing to help us fight the war on terror. The biggest step and the most important step is to change the attitude of the World on who and what the so-called terrorists are. Calling them "Insurgents" is...
  • Gospel comes to Main Street Street-corner evangelists can preach after settling with Monroe.

    03/30/2005 9:50:18 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 584+ views
    Tom Adams, a Lincoln Park, Mich., resident and member of Gateway Anabaptist Church, preaches on a corner in Monroe, Mich., after the city of Monroe settled a federal lawsuit that stemmed from the ticketing last year of a group of street evangelists.AP Photo/KEITH KING MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- A group of street preachers are free to spread the gospel downtown following their settlement of a lawsuit against the city.Under the settlement agreed to last week, the city will not prosecute members of World Wide Street Preachers' Fellowship under the city's noise ordinance or for lack of a parade permit....

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Arafat's Last Threat to Israel?

    11/09/2004 7:11:22 AM PST · by stevejackson · 9 replies · 667+ views ^ | November 9, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I think it's very important for our friends, the Israelis, to have a peaceful Palestinian state living on their border. And it's very important for the Palestinian people to have a peaceful, hopeful future." So spoke President Bush just two days after his re-election, just exactly as news reports were leaking Yasser Arafat's demise.The combination of Mr. Bush's stunning new mandate and Mr. Arafat's near-death condition will lead, I predict, to a quick revival of Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy after months of relative doldrums and to massive dangers to Israel.The doldrums will cease because the Bush administration views Mr. Arafat as the...
  • Political Jihad and the American Blog: Chris Satullo Raises the Stakes

    10/05/2004 11:35:55 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 299+ views
    Pressthink ^ | 4 October 2004 | Jay Rosen
    On September 26, in 668 precision words, Chris Satullo, editorial page editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, significantly advanced a debate that Nick Coleman, Dan Rather, Alex Jones and others have trivialized by dumping on the bloggers from a "higher" position. Satullo abandons that, in favor of widening the circle. He says journalists should pay serious attention to bloggers. And he has a warning: Orwellians in the mist. A pizza-stained paper plate sat between Moulitsas and Atrios. Together, they have more readers than The Philadelphia Inquirer. -- Matthew Klam, New York Times Magazine, Sep. 26. When journalists go after bloggers, op-ed...