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  • The 5 Conservatives Vying to Become Britain’s Next Prime Minister

    07/01/2016 4:23:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies ^ | SEWELL CHAN
    Boris Johnson’s surprising announcement on Thursday that he would not seek the leadership of the British Conservative Party — and by extension, succeed David Cameron as prime minister — leaves five candidates for the job. In a series of votes, Conservative members of Parliament will whittle down the list to two finalists, and the party’s roughly 150,000 members will choose between them. The process is expected to be completed by Sept. 9. The Conservative Party, which won a majority in Parliament last year, has a five-year mandate that lasts until 2020. But given the turmoil after voters decided that Britain...
  • May Consumer Spending Has Biggest Annual Drop Since Great Financial Crisis, Gallup Survey Finds

    06/01/2015 9:52:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/1/15 | tyler durden
    It may not have the clout of the official monthly Dept of Commerce Retail Sales report not due out for two more weeks, but in retrospect considering how many credibility issues with seasonal adjustments government data has had in recent months, the Gallup Consumer Spending report may have become far more realistic than official government data.In which case all hope of a Q2 GDP rebound abandon, ye who read this: after a strong April, in which the average consumer reported a daily spend of $91, $3 higher than a year prior, and the highest spending month since before the great financial...
  • Drunken Elizabeth May beclowns herself over Omar Khadr at press gallery dinner

    05/10/2015 11:36:48 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 10, 2015
    "Omar Khadr, you've got more class than the whole f-----g cabinet," May said, referring to the Conservative party, as Conservative MP and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt tried to usher her off the stage. Watch here
  • NYT, RNS report 'real or implied' Vatican 'earthquake' that 'may or may not' have an effect

    10/14/2014 3:00:16 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    GetReligion ^ | October 14, 2014 | Dawn Eden
    What exactly happened at the Vatican's Extraordinary Synod on the Family yesterday? At the conservative NewsBusters site, Ken Shepherd observed that, if you look to "many liberal media reporters" for the answer, you will find them "giddy as schoolchildren" at the synod's midterm report on its discussions about gays and divorced Catholics. That's an advocacy journalist critiquing the work of people that he clearly considered to be advocates. A check of Twitter bears this out: Did the earth really move? It sure did for Josephine McKenna of Religion News Service (author of that last tweet), whose own story on the...
  • TV Ratings: MSNBC Falls Below HLN in May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows

    Fox News Channel maintains a handsome lead in primetime and total day, while primetime runner-up CNN continues a healthy climb from the lows of 2012. Averaging 539,000 viewers in primetime and 175,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic, MSNBC suffered double-digit drops from last May -- down a respective 20 and 19 percent.
  • May Procession Littleton CO

    05/13/2013 11:13:52 AM PDT · by BobTEA · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/13/13 | Bobtea2
    May procession at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Littleton, CO.
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • At May Day Chicago, Mainstream Left No Longer Distanced from Radicals

    05/03/2012 5:39:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/3/12 | Rebel Pundit
    Not too many people remember May Day last year. Of course, a few videos and images made their way onto the cables before the evening news that Sunday. But as I was going through footage of the Haymarket Riot Reenactment in Chicago that I covered earlier that day, news broke of a big announcement coming from the White House and nobody knew what it was. About 15 minutes later, hundreds of college kids were chanting “USA, USA,” outside the White House, celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden. Subsequently, there was zero coverage of May Day. Sure, you could find...
  • Santorum’s May Myth

    04/05/2012 8:35:42 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 4/4/2012 | Dick Morris
    Rick Santorum has now punted April and is saying that we need to wait until May for him to rack up significant totals of delegates. Fat chance. After DC, Maryland, and Wisconsin, Romney has about 640 delegates. He will probably win New York (95 delegates), Del (17), Ct (28), and RI (19) raising his total to about 770. He’ll lose Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri but he’ll get his share raising his total to 800 delegates). He could, and probably will, win Pennsylvania giving him 870. (Santorum doesn’t have delegates in each part of his home state). Then comes May, Rick’s...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2011

    04/30/2011 10:02:07 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,652 replies
    5-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Sloppy Shooting

    10/03/2010 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 03, 2010 | Russ Vaughn
    The more we learn about this business of Meg Whitman, Republican gubernatorial candidate in California, supposedly hiring an undocumented worker as a domestic the more we have to ask ourselves, how on earth did Gloria Allred ever become known as a hotshot attorney? The letter from the Social Security Administration that Allred cites as damning proof of Whitman’s wrongdoing does no such thing. Read for yourself: "This letter does not imply that you or your employee intentionally provided incorrect information about the employee’s name or SSN. It is not a basis, in and of itself, for you to take any...
  • Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    09/10/2010 10:14:02 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 30 replies ^ | 9/10/10 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and TOM RAUM
    Associated Press Writers – 7 mins ago WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama insisted Friday that the U.S. economy is digging itself out of the deepest recession in decades but conceded that "progress has been painfully slow" and many voters in November's elections may blame him. Facing a rising jobless rate, Obama told a White House news conference: "For all the progress we've made, we're not there yet. And that means people are frustrated and why people are angry." "Because I am president, and the Democrats have control of the House and Senate, it's understandable that people are saying, 'What have...
  • Sestak-gate: White House Offered Romanoff Job, Too (A Impeachable Firestorm is Brewing)

    Quote: On Sept. 27, 2009, the Denver Post reported that the Obama administration offered Senate candidate Romanoff a position if he canceled plans to run for the Democratic nomination against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet. The paper said the job offer, which specified particular jobs, reportedly was delivered by Jim Messina, Obama’s deputy chief of staff. One position the Post cited was a job at USAID, the foreign aid agency. Messina contacted Romanoff soon after news leaked in August 2009 that Romanoff, former Colorado House speaker, would make a primary run against Bennet.
  • At West Point, Obama talks of a new 'international order'

    05/22/2010 8:26:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 148 replies · 3,886+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2010 | By Michael Shear
    WEST POINT -- President Obama on Saturday pledged to shape a new "international order" as part of a national security strategy that emphasizes the president's belief in global institutions and America's role in promoting Democratic values around the world. "The international order we seek is one that can resolve the challenges of our times,'" he said in prepared remarks. "Countering violent extremism and insurgency; stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and securing nuclear materials; combating a changing climate and sustaining global growth; helping countries feed themselves and care for their sick; preventing conflict and healing its wounds."
  • US lifts sanctions against Russians linked to Iran

    05/22/2010 8:07:34 AM PDT · by jackv · 21 replies · 1,120+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5-21-10 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday removed sanctions against three Russian organizations the U.S. had previously accused of assisting Iran's effort to develop nuclear weapons. Penalties against a fourth Russian entity previously accused of illicit arms sales to Syria also were lifted.
  • Obama Announces U.S. Military Secrets to the World

    05/22/2010 10:00:41 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 167 replies · 9,802+ views ^ | 5/21/2010
    <p>President Obama has decided to pre-announce to the world once-secret American ballistic missile tests and satellite launches.</p>
  • Planned Ground Zero mosque imam wants sharia law in America

    05/21/2010 2:51:46 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 19 replies · 971+ views ^ | May 21, 2010 | Tim Sumner
    The 'Cordoba Initiative' has announced plans to build a $100-million plus mosque overlooking Ground Zero at the World Trade Center. Its leader, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, says it "will serve as the platform to launch a broader vision of Muslim-West harmony and interdependence." As he has made clear, Rauf supports supplementing our Constitution by making sharia law optional -- optional at least for now -- for Muslims living here in America. Debra Burlingame and Robert Spencer discussed this last night on-air with Sean Hannity. [See video here. View text transcript of video here.] Before their sparing any semblance of investigative...
  • Top Official Says Feds May Not Process Illegals Referred From Arizona

    05/21/2010 10:48:41 AM PDT · by angelcindy · 437 replies · 10,507+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2010 | Fox News
    A top Department of Homeland Security official reportedly said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities. John Morton, assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, made the comment during a meeting on Wednesday with the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, the newspaper reports. "I don't think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution," Morton told the newspaper. The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, he said, and not a patchwork of state laws. The law, which criminalizes being in...
  • White House Staffer Who Did Favors for Google Must Resign

    05/20/2010 1:59:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 564+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 20, 2010 | Ken Boehm
    In a letter today to President Obama, I asked for the resignation of White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin. Last week, McLaughlin was officially reprimanded for violating its ethics policies. A White House investigation found that McLaughlin, a former senior executive at Google, had repeatedly circumvented both the letter and spirit of White House ethics rules by communicating with former colleagues about Administration policies affecting the company.The White House confirmed that Mr. McLaughlin used his personal Gmail account when discussing White House business, possibly violating federal archiving rules.From web privacy to Net neutrality to China’s Internet policies, McLaughlin...
  • Kagan: Shill for Shariah?

    05/20/2010 2:06:36 PM PDT · by rmlew · 23 replies · 821+ views
    Big Government ^ | May 19th 2010 | Frank Gaffney
    Newt Gingrich is among those who have noted a serious chink in the protective armor the Obama administration and Elena Kagan’s other defenders have tried to throw up around her Supreme Court nomination. The vulnerability has taken on increased importance insofar as it involves one of the few concrete positions or actions taken by the nominee in a long career almost completely bereft of written or spoken positions that shed light on her judgment and potential judicial philosophy. [1]It turns out that, at the very moment Ms. Kagan was pushing aggressively to remove military recruiters from the Harvard Law School...
  • Thanks to 3 Senators, China Entrenched in Iraqi Oil for 20 Years

    05/19/2010 8:02:03 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 22 replies · 1,723+ views ^ | May 19 2010 | Steve Schippert
    This story might slip right past you. It’s understandable, considering most Americans have no idea of the context or how it happened that the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is now set for 20 years in Iraq, thanks to a deal just inked between the Iraqi government and Communist China. The Iraqis originally selected America’s Exxon-Mobil. I’ll wager you probably didn’t know that. You’ll want to read on. But brace yourself. It’s the classic American political tale of self-loathing crafted by the usual suspects. With its government firm and its security at its post-surge best, the Iraqi government...
  • Professor dumped from oil spill team over writings

    05/19/2010 2:59:28 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 98 replies · 5,187+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2010 | Jim Salter
    A St. Louis scientist who was among a select group picked by the Obama administration to pursue a solution to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been removed from the group because of writings on his website, the U.S. Energy Department confirmed Wednesday. Washington University physics professor Jonathan Katz was one of five top scientists chosen by the Department of Energy and attended meetings in Houston last week. Though considered a leading scientist, Katz's website postings often touch on social issues. Some of those writings have stirred anger in the past and include postings defending homophobia and...
  • Students Asked For "Citizen Status" Before Obama Commenncement

    05/19/2010 12:53:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies · 1,104+ views ^ | May 19, 2010 | Julie Mack
    KALAMAZOO — The White House appears to be laying the groundwork for President Barack Obama to shake the hand of each senior at Kalamazoo Central High School’s commencement ceremony next month. Seniors are being asked to provide their birthdates, Social Security numbers and citizen status to the Secret Service so background checks could be performed. Such a check is required for anyone who gets within an arm’s length of the president, students were told at their senior breakfast Friday.
  • Elena Kagan's College Thesis PDF Posted online by Redstate

    05/15/2010 3:16:51 PM PDT · by TigerBait · 19 replies · 789+ views ^ | May 13, 2010 | Infidelesto
    Elena Kagan an avowed socialist? Is it really that shocking that Obama would nominate a fellow socialist to the highest court in the land? Obama’s Supreme Court Justice Nominee Elena Kagan has already been under a lot of scrutiny since her booting military recruiters off of Harvard’s campus, but now Redstate has gotten a hold of her Thesis which will prove to be a doosy when her confirmation hearings begin. Direct link to PDF:
  • Video: Chris Christie destroys reporter for calling him confrontational

    05/14/2010 6:45:20 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 57 replies · 1,953+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 5/13/10 | by Allahpundit
    Via Ace. Dude, I’m starting to think this might be the guy. A solid first term, then reelection in 2014, and suddenly the wide-open 2016 primaries are right around the corner… Elsewhere today, thanks to Christie’s support, the Jersey state senate pushed through a school voucher bill over the objections of the teachers union. Quote: “Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, the committee chairman, then ordered the hearing held on the Annex steps in front of hundreds of cheering private-school students who had been bused in to rally for the measure.”
  • BREAKING: We Have Elena Kagan’s College Thesis

    05/13/2010 5:40:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 171 replies · 7,762+ views ^ | May 13, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    This proves Elena Kagan is an open and avowed socialist. The woman declares that socialists must stick together instead of fracture in order to advance a socialist agenda, which Kagan advocates.
  • Senators want offshore drilling on West Coast banned forever

    05/13/2010 3:19:10 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 51 replies · 739+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 5.13.10 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — Six West Coast senatorsinstroduced legislation Thursday that would ban permanently new oil-and-gas drilling off of the California, Oregon and Washington state coasts. Citing the catastrophic blowout now fouling the Gulf of Mexico, the six Democratic lawmakers called for making permanent what has been a long-standing moratorium on new Outer Continental Shelf energy exploration and development along the West Coast. “We simply cannot afford the risk posed by oil drilling off our magnificent coast,” Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said. Boxer's Washington state colleague, Sen. Maria Cantwell, added that “it is simply unacceptable to risk irreparable harm to our coastal...
  • US files first defense of health care law in court

    05/12/2010 5:11:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 670+ views
    google ^ | 5/12/10 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON — Critics who allege that Congress overstepped the U.S. Constitution by requiring Americans to carry health insurance are "flatly wrong," the Obama administration said Wednesday in its first court defense of the landmark health care law. Congress acted well within its power to regulate interstate commerce and to provide for the general welfare, Justice Department lawyers argued in a 46-page brief filed in federal district court in Detroit. For the courts to overturn President Barack Obama's signature domestic legislation would amount to unwarranted interference with the policymaking authority of Congress, they added.
  • 9 indicted on charges of accessing Obama records

    05/12/2010 5:16:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 229 replies · 12,046+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2010
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Nine people have been indicted in federal court on charges they accessed President Barack Obama's student loan records while employed for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa. The U.S. attorney's office says a grand jury returned the indictments Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Davenport.
  • One of Obama's closest friends part of federal probe

    05/10/2010 6:27:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 542+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 9, 2010 | DAVE McKINNEY, CHRIS FUSCO
    E-mails and other records of Dr. Eric Whitaker -- one of President Obama's best friends -- have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury... The investigation involves "faith-based initiatives" and health-awareness campaigns funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health when Whitaker ran the agency for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich... Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for that job, which Whitaker landed in April 2003. The president's friend resigned in October 2007 to join Obama's wife, Michelle, as an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center. On Friday, Whitaker defended his work as the state's former top health official,...
  • Two injured in Mpls. shooting near festival

    05/10/2010 8:42:02 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 491+ views
    KSTP/5 news ^ | 5-9-10 | kstp
    Two people were injured in a Sunday afternoon shooting that happened outside a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Two groups of juveniles exchanged gunfire in the area of Lake Street and 5th Avenue, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Bill Palmer. Authorities say the incident was gang-related. One teen was shot in the chest and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Another teen was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the foot and the leg. Police have one person in custody in connection with the incident, which happened near a Cinco de Mayo celebration. They have...
  • The Coming Oil Price Shock

    05/09/2010 1:18:29 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,603+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-8-2010 | Andrew McKillop
    The Coming Oil Price Shock Commodities / Crude Oil May 08, 2010 - 05:20 PM By: Andrew McKillop Fatal Difference - Fatal Indifference - We need only to recap the experience of the 1970s and 1980s to understand why massive public national deficit financing of Keynesian-type spending to restore global economic growth will almost surely end with a 1970s style oil shock. That is oil price explosion, falling consumer confidence and corporate investment, falling economic growth, finance sector panic, competitive devaluation of world moneys and a catastrophic slump back into recession. Like the 1970s experience, the recession will be very...
  • More Evidence Team Obama Stopped Shahzad Monitoring Begun Under Bush-Clinton

    05/06/2010 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 1,295+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | May 6, 2010, at 6:42 am | AJStrata
    Major Update Below!As I posted yesterday, there was a disturbing blurb in a NY Times article that indicated Faisal Shahzad, the now infamous Times Square Bomber, was under surveillance as a potential terrorist during the Bush administration. George LaMonica, a 35-year-old computer consultant, said he bought his two-bedroom condominium in Norwalk, Conn., from Mr. Shahzad for $261,000 in May 2004. A few weeks after he moved in, Mr. LaMonica said, investigators from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force [JTTF] interviewed him, asking for details of the transaction and for information about Mr. Shahzad. It struck Mr. LaMonica as unusual, but...
  • Obama Administration Plans to Seize 401(k) Retirement Accounts

    05/06/2010 4:55:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 107 replies · 4,699+ views
    The New American ^ | 5/6/2010 | Joe Wolverton II
    One aspect of a new and improved federal regulatory scheme is the seizure of 401(k) retirement plans and the subsequent government-administered disbursement of the funds. In Chapter 3 of the Annual Report on the Middle Class released in February by Vice President Biden and the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, the Obama administration calls for enhancing the “retirement options” for the middle class by imposing “new regulations to improve the transparency and adequacy of 401(k) retirement savings.” The plan, as sketched in the 43-page document, calls for the creation of something called “Guaranteed Retirement Accounts” (GRAs). Biden...
  • ‘Brace’ Yourself: Wall Street Regulation Bill Snares Dentists, Doctors & Patients

    05/06/2010 9:25:24 AM PDT · by DukeBillie · 12 replies · 1,055+ views
    BigGovernment ^ | May 6, 2010 | Sen. Jim DeMint
    The Democrats’ health care takeover didn’t stop with ObamaCare and there are some hurtful provisions in the new financial regulation bill Americans should know about if they have any expensive dental procedures coming up. For millions of American teenagers braces are an embarrassing rite of passage, and for their parents, a tremendous cost. According to [1], the average prices of straightening a teenager’s teeth is about $5,400. In South Carolina, where themedian family income is approximately $45,000 [2], the cost of braces for one child can total more than 10 percent of a parent’s gross income for the year....
  • Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    05/05/2010 9:05:22 AM PDT · by kcvl · 53 replies · 1,807+ views ^ | Updated: 5/5/10 10:13 AM EDT | Erika Lovley
  • Top 10 dumbest things said about the Arizona immigration law

    05/01/2010 7:09:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies · 1,714+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 1, 2010 | Byron York
    The last few days have seen an extraordinary outburst of criticism of Arizona’s new immigration law.  In the nation’s elite media outlets, its most respected commentators are portraying the law as an act of police-state repression.  Many, if not all, of the specific criticisms can be refuted simply by reading the law itself, but others are more generalized criticisms of immigration enforcement.  In any event, it’s hard to choose the most over-the-top and wrongheaded commentary on the law, but here are ten choices, in no particular order.  (If you don’t know why a particular statement is wrong, you can check...
  • Helen Thomas: The Last Defiant Roar Of the Old Media Dinosaurs [FR buckhead incident mentioned]

    05/01/2010 9:08:11 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 96 replies · 3,476+ views ^ | 5/1/2010 | Kevin L Martin
    Helen Thomas simply longs for the days when reporters and pundits could report spin, lies and opinion as fact and were never held accountable outside of page A-16 retractions. The new media’s finest moment came when in 2004 CBS’s Dan Rather attempted to influence a national election (much like his predecessor Walter Cronkite did with the Vietnam War after the Tet Offensive), but unlike then, now there is a new media filled with grassroots activists who were going to hold the old media accountable and one of those activists on the Conservative Site Free-Republic under the handle “Buckhead,” was able...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2010

    04/30/2010 10:06:24 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 3,365 replies · 15,601+ views
    May 1, 2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • DWP rates may rise between 8% and 28% to pay for mayor's green initiatives (Los Angeles)

    03/17/2010 9:00:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 237+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 3/17/10
    The hike would pay for more aggressive conservation programs and a solar plan designed to create 16,000 jobs as well as cover the fluctuating price of coal and natural gas. Households that get their power from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power could see their electric bills go up between 8.8% and 28.4%, depending on where they live and how much energy they use, under a plan unveiled Monday by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
  • Skeptics score a win against alarmists

    12/08/2009 7:22:03 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 11 replies · 1,138+ views
    National Post ^ | December 3, 2009 | Terence Corcoran, Financial Post
    On Tuesday night about 1,100 people participated in a sold-out global warming debate that, in the end, turned downtown Toronto's new concert hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music into a microcosm of a larger tranformation that is sweeping the world. The debate pitted two well known global warming activists of international repute against two well-known skeptics. The skeptics won, shifting the audience's support away from the drastic global warming action demanded by activists and toward the moderate reponse of the skeptics, a move that is rapidly becoming a trend everywhere. If global warming is a problem -- and many...
  • Health plan may back co-op over a public option

    07/28/2009 9:21:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 360+ views
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | 7/28/09 | David Espo
    WASHINGTON - After weeks of secretive talks, a bipartisan group in the Senate edged closer yesterday to a health-care compromise that omits two key Democratic priorities but incorporates provisions to slow the explosive rise in medical costs, officials said. These officials said participants were on track to exclude a requirement many congressional Democrats seek for businesses to offer coverage to their workers. Nor would there be a provision for a government insurance option, despite President Obama's support for such a plan.
  • White House may ask for delayed recess if reform lags

    07/13/2009 10:08:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 610+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/13/09 | Sam Youngman
    The White House on Monday said President Obama would consider asking Congress to delay the summer break if he hasn't seen sufficient progress on healthcare reform by the August recess. Hours after Obama told reporters that he is "going to get this done," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said that it is unlikely legislation will be finalized before the recess.
  • Yemenia 'may cancel Airbus order'

    07/07/2009 1:16:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 519+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/7/09 | staff
    The airline Yemenia has said it may reconsider an order for 10 Airbus A350s because it has received "no support" from the manufacturer. Yemenia chairman Abdul Khaleq al-Qadi said Airbus had jumped to conclusions after the crash of a Yemenia plane off the Comoros Islands last week. Without any proof, he said, Airbus had told the media the crash was the result of technical problems.
  • National health care may never happen

    07/07/2009 1:14:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 852+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/7/09 | Geoff Colvin,
    NEW YORK (Fortune) -- The latest polling looks great for President Obama: It shows that Americans love national health care. If history and polling trends are any guide, however, that will change. Voters right now are in what the famous pollster Daniel Yankelovich called the Wishful Thinking stage -- a moment in the life of an opinion analogous to the dreamy early days of a relationship. Yankelovich believed opinion evolved through seven stages: Dawning Awareness, Greater Urgency, Reaching for Solutions, Wishful Thinking, Weighing the Choices, Taking a Stand, and Making a Responsible Judgment. In the next few weeks, when voters...
  • Report: 'Informercial King' Billy Mays Dies

    06/28/2009 8:41:07 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 114 replies · 9,122+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/28/2009 | Staff
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  • May Ratings: FNC Stays On Top (Sweeps Month)

    06/18/2009 6:44:16 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 8 replies · 999+ views
    TV Newser ^ | 6/11/09 | Mikey_1962
    For the 77th consecutive month, FNC finished first in total day and prime time ratings during May. FNC was the sixth highest rated cable network on all of basic cable during prime time for the month (CNN and MSNBC finished 19th and 26th) and the seventh rated network in total day (CNN and MSNBC were 19th and 27th). FNC also had 11 out of the top 13 programs in cable during the month in Total Viewers. The O'Reilly Factor was the #1 program in cable news for the 90th consecutive month, and saw gains in Total Viewers year-to-year (26%).
  • Experts Say Obama May Need to Classify Photos

    05/14/2009 9:07:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 458+ views
    NYT ^ | 5/14/2009 | Scott Shayne
    The Obama administration’s strongest option as it fights to keep hundreds of photographs of prisoner abuse secret may be to classify them and claim they are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, experts on government secrecy said Thursday
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2009

    04/30/2009 10:03:17 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 3,372 replies · 23,785+ views
    5-1-2009 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Banks May Need $1 Trillion After U.S. Tests, KBW Says

    04/23/2009 12:29:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 533+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/23/09 | staff
    * KBW analysis shows banks need to raise capital * Sees Bank of America needing more government help (Adds dateline, detail on government stress test) NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. banks including Bank of America Corp (BAC.N), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) may need to raise $1 trillion of capital, Keefe, Bruyette and Woods analysts said in a report on Thursday, after they stress tested the industry.