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  • Netanyahu-Mitchell meeting on settlements canceled

    06/23/2009 9:04:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 622+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/23/09 | HERB KEINON
    A much anticipated meeting Thursday in Paris between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US Mideast envoy George Mitchell has been canceled, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Defense Minister Ehud Barak will be going to the US on Monday to meet with Mitchell. It will be Barak's second visit to the US this month.
  • Beginning of the End?

    05/11/2009 12:24:04 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies · 1,254+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, May 10, 2009 | Dave Macy
    The meeting this week between Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak volumes as to where the United States will officially stand in relation to its long history of support for Israel. Perhaps we are now at a point and place in history where the United States will no longer reach back to the Bible in its understanding the miraculous fulfillment of prophecy that occurred.
  • Latin leaders eager to meet Obama

    04/13/2009 9:24:21 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 7 replies · 563+ views
    Globe&Mail ^ | 4/14/09 | MARINA JIMENEZ
    The global financial crisis will dominate the agenda at this week's Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, which also serves as U.S. President Barack Obama's coming-out party in the region. After eight years of George W. Bush, there is excitement among the 33 heads of state and government, most of whom are meeting Mr. Obama for the first time, as well as hope for a new era of civility and co-operation. While Latin America hasn't been as badly affected by the recession as Canada, the United States and Europe, the region needs renewed investments and capital loans. “Latin America's financial...
  • Orange County Saddleback Valley Conservatives & FReepers meeting TOMORROW Wednesday

    03/31/2009 8:59:02 AM PDT · by CaliFReeper1 · 15 replies · 1,588+ views
    Saddleback Valley Conservatives ^ | March 31 2009 | SVC
    Reminder: Saddleback Valley Conservatives & FReepers meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1st, 6:00 PM Location: Rancho Santa Margarita Ford 30031 Santa Margarita Pkwy. 92688 Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM Guest speakers: Keynote: John Williams, Trustee, South Orange County Community College District John will be speaking to us about several current issues in the South OC colleges, and will be taking your questions. Guest: Lyman Stucky Conservative activist Lyman Stucky will be speaking about the following: -Tools and strategies to get corrupt politicians and judges out of office -Tools to fight the teachers unions -Fighting for principles in the GOP Be sure to...
  • British MP Has Secret Meeting with Haniyeh in Gaza

    03/11/2009 5:42:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/09 | Avraham Zuroff
    ( British MP George Galloway met on Wednesday with Ismail Haniyeh, chief of the Hamas-led PA of Gaza, the Associated Press reports. The location of the meeting was undisclosed. In addition, Haniyeh’s office claims that the meeting actually took place on Tuesday. Haniyeh has tried to conceal his movement ever since the IDF began Operation ‘Cast Lead’ against Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
  • Snow cancels Brown-Obama news conference

    03/03/2009 9:18:47 AM PST · by Califreak · 48 replies · 1,158+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/3/09 | Unnamed
    The joint media availability in the White House Rose Garden was dropped Monday because the nation's capital was blanketed in snow, but administration officials didn't explain why the event was not moved inside, The Times of London reported Tuesday.
  • Churches celebrating the ‘Year of Darwin’: Compromising churchians in self-destruct mode

    02/18/2009 5:20:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CMI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Gary Bates
    For example, Dr Eugenie Scott of the staunchly anticreationist National Center for Science Education (NCSE) revealed their agenda when she said: “ … I would describe myself as a humanist or a nontheist. I have found that the most effective allies for evolution are people of the faith community. One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day! … What we [such clergy and atheists] have in common is that we want to see evolution taught in the public schools … .”4
  • UPDATE 3-Goldman denies CNBC report of 'emergency' meeting

    02/13/2009 8:19:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,007+ views
    cnbc ^ | AFX
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc denied a CNBC television report on Thursday that it had convened an "emergency" meeting of top investors earlier this week, prompted by worries Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's bank rescue plan was not viable. A Goldman spokesman said the bank invited 30 private equity and hedge fund firms to a dinner Tuesday, a routine gathering for investment banking clients.
  • Florida Space Coast ACT for America plans screening

    02/09/2009 9:00:09 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 1 replies · 302+ views
    Act for America Space Coast Chapter ^ | Feb. 9, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    The Merritt Island Chapter of ACT! for America monthly meeting is this Thursday (2/12/2009) at the Merritt Island Public Library in the Auditorium at 7:00 PM till 8:30 PM. Lee Boyland will be chairing this meeting, and will be presenting very pertinent information to you, including showing the controversial video that PBS refused to show (but Fox News Channel did show) "Islam vs. Islamists", an intriguing look into the real intentions of Islamists, and why the "moderate" faction of Islam does not/can not do more to counter their radical elements. The film follows moderate Muslims who have challenged the "Islamists"...
  • Obama: 'Sober meeting' with business leaders

    01/29/2009 11:23:19 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 55 replies · 1,802+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 1/28/09 | Richard C. Gross
    President Obama held a "very sober meeting" about the economy with 10 of the nation's business leaders at the White House Wednesday as the House debated his proposed $825 billion economic stimulus package. "They understand when it comes to rebuilding our economy, we don't have a moment to spare," Mr. Obama said of the chief executive officers attending the meeting. "They are looking for action from Washington, bold and swift." Mr. Obama characterized them as being "on the frontline of people who are seeing enormous problems in the economy right now" and said the economic difficulties were a reason for...
  • Obama Lies About Meeting Blagojevich

    12/10/2008 11:06:07 PM PST · by hamboy · 8 replies · 745+ views
    Tyranny Watch ^ | December 11, 2008 | Dan O'Day (prayeramedic)
    Barack Obama has attempted to distance himself from the crash and burn that is governor Rod Blagojevich. Obama can run but he can’t hide. Obama and Blagojevich took considerable amounts of money from convicted criminal Antoin “Tony” Rezko and top Obama aide, Michael Strautmanis, worked for Blagojevich.Rezko not only gave Obama money for his presidential bid and convinced others to ante up, he also advised Obama on the purchase of a new Chicago home.In the lead-up to the election numerous commentators pointed out Obama’s relationship with the corrupt dirt bag Rezko in addition to his relationship with terrorist William...
  • Interreligious Meeting In The Chapter Hall Of St. Mary's Cathedral In Sydney

    07/19/2008 12:27:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 1 replies · 111+ views
    EWTN ^ | July 18, 2008 | Pope Benedict XVI
    On Friday 18 July 2008, Pope Benedict met with and addressed the representatives of the non-Christian  religions present in Australia. Dear Friends, I extend cordial greetings of peace and goodwill to all of you who are here representing various religious traditions in Australia. Grateful for this encounter, I thank Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence and Sheikh Shardy for the words of welcome which they expressed in their own name and on behalf of your respective communities.Australia is renowned for the congeniality of its people towards neighbour and visitor alike. It is a nation that holds freedom of religion in high regard. Your...
  • U.S. Envoy to Join Meeting With Iranian

    07/15/2008 7:08:23 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 2 replies · 111+ views
    nyslimes ^ | 07/16/08 | STEVEN LEE MYERS
    WASHINGTON — President Bush has authorized the most significant American diplomatic contact with Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, sending the State Department’s third-ranking official to Geneva for a meeting this weekend on Iran’s nuclear program, administration officials said Tuesday.
  • Illinois Freepers, LIVE Illinois House Republican On Line Town Hall Meeting, Video and blog

    07/15/2008 4:54:51 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 3 replies · 140+ views
    Illinois House Republicans Online Town Hall ^ | July 15, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    Get online and check it out.
  • Behind the Scenes with Barack and Hillary

    06/09/2008 5:16:03 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 2 replies · 79+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | June 9, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    Last Thursday, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama held a private meeting in the living room of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. No one knows what was said. No aides were present. Even Sen. Feinstein didn’t sit in on the meeting. She was upstairs working. Fortunately for the sake of the nation and of posterity, our listening devices were there: Obama: Hillary, it’s really good of you to ask for this meeting. We had a hard-fought and spirited contest, but it wasn’t personal and there are no hard feelings, right? Clinton: Who said I asked for the meeting? It was you.
  • Democrats Come Together To Tear Their Party in Half

    06/01/2008 3:11:34 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 76 replies · 420+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/1/08 | Dana Milbank
    Representing Michigan, state Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer suggested that Obama get nearly half of the state's delegates -- even though his name wasn't on the ballot. This started the bickering all over again. "This committee cannot use the results of such a flawed primary to assign delegates," said Obama representative David Bonior to a blend of cheers, boos and hisses. "Throwing the insult, if you will, at the Michigan primary that it was flawed," committee member Donald Fowler said, "is not appropriate." Only Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan had an irrefutable point. "We've got a totally irrational system of nominating...
  • Astrologers to predict next president at meeting (Needed - Hillary's birth time)

    05/18/2008 5:14:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 644+ views
    BND ^ | 5/18/08
    Astrologers to predict next president at meetingAssociated Press Sunday, May 18, 2008 DENVER --Picking a winner of the presidential contest is front and center at what's being billed as the largest astrologers' convention in years. More than 1,500 astrologers from 45 countries have descended on Denver, site of the Democratic National Convention in August, for the "United Astrology Conference: Rockin' the Universe." The gathering concludes Tuesday with a panel predicting a presidential winner in November. Key to those picks: Astrological charts for John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And integral to those charts: The candidates' exact birth times. A...
  • Money can't buy love, happiness or concept of home

    05/05/2008 5:24:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 286+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 4, 2008 | Rad Sallee
    Last week's story about the uncertainties endured by people who live in or near the route of the I-69/Trans-Texas Corridor prompted many messages of support. But I wish there had been room in the story to quote Steve Huber, a University of Houston law professor who spoke at a January meeting in Bellville on the project. Huber opposed the corridor plan without taking the position — adopted, for instance, by U.S. Rep. John Culberson toward rail on Richmond — that the people most directly affected deserve the most consideration when a route is chosen. "My position carefully avoided the sort...
  • Grassroots Activist School

    03/26/2008 10:29:04 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 3 replies · 283+ views
    Grassroots activism is essential for any organization’s effectiveness in the political world. It is the winning art of taking the issues and campaigns back to the individuals, helping them to realize the power they can possess in public policy. Make a difference in your community Whether you or your organization is trying to get an issue to the forefront or gain attention in your community, the Grassroots Activist School will make you more effective. Best of all, this amazing training comes right to you. The Leadership Institute proudly provides top-notch activist training right in your community from some of the...
  • Former Paxson exec denies McCain meeting

    02/23/2008 2:52:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 151+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/08 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    WASHINGTON - A former Paxson Communications president said Saturday he never met with John McCain about the Arizona senator writing letters to the Federal Communications Commission regarding the regulatory delay of a Pittsburgh TV station sale. Dean Goodman, who was in charge of the company's lobbying efforts in 1999, told The Associated Press he also doubts that chief executive Lowell W. "Bud" Paxson met with McCain over the issue, and said he doesn't recall such a meeting. McCain's presidential campaign said the Arizona senator and then-chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee did not meet with Paxson or his lobbyist, Vicki...
  • Local TTC/I-69 opposition group gains momentum

    02/20/2008 12:46:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 358+ views
    Navasota Examiner ^ | February 20, 2008 | Rosemary Smith
    “We could've talked for another hour. People were really getting into it,” said Reuben Grassl, who organized a Feb. 14 community meeting in Shiro to discuss the proposed I-69 corridor route through Grimes County. The meeting was led by Grassl, Charles Wendt, and Edna Keasling and was attended by a cross section of 65 people from as far as Madisonville and Iola, who showed up with both questions and suggestions for opposition plans. “We gave them the latest information we received from the four recent meetings in the area, because a lot of information TxDoT and TTC put out would...
  • North and South secessionists sit down to talk

    10/03/2007 8:22:09 AM PDT · by varina davis · 31 replies · 2,163+ views
    ap wire ^ | Oct. 3, 2007 | ap
    By BILL POOVEY, Associated Press Writer Wed Oct 3, 3:15 AM ET CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - In an unlikely marriage of desire to secede from the United States, two advocacy groups from opposite political traditions — New England and the South — are sitting down to talk. ADVERTISEMENT Tired of foreign wars and what they consider right-wing courts, the Middlebury Institute wants liberal states like Vermont to be able to secede peacefully. That sounds just fine to the League of the South, a conservative group that refuses to give up on Southern independence. "We believe that an independent South, or Hawaii,...
  • Singapore meeting takes on climate change

    04/18/2007 9:26:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 322+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/07 | Martin Abbugao
    SINGAPORE (AFP) - More than 600 business executives and experts began meeting in Singapore on Thursday to discuss how the corporate world can help tackle the threat of climate change. The two-day Global Business Summit for the Environment is the first major international conference focusing on business and the environment in Asia, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP organised the event with the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative that brings companies together with UN and other agencies to support environmental and social principles. The meeting comes two days after the UN Security Council held a groundbreaking debate...
  • Al-Sadr fires 2 for meeting US general (Petraeus)

    04/04/2007 7:44:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 708+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/07 | Qassim Abdul-Zahra - ap
    BAGHDAD - Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday fired two senior members of his movement after they met with the top U.S. military officer in Iraq, a lawmaker close to the anti-American cleric said. Salam al-Maliki and Qusai Abdul-Wahab, members of parliament in al-Sadr's bloc, were having dinner at the home of former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Monday when Gen. David Petraeus, arrived, the legislator said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. Al-Maliki and Abdul-Wahab did not leave the room when Petraeus walked in, he said. Al-Sadr has decreed that lawmakers from his...
  • Pelosi meets with Syrian President Assad(Nancy's little adventure)

    04/04/2007 3:30:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies · 1,327+ views
    AP ^ | 04/04/07 | ZEINA KARAM
    Pelosi meets with Syrian President Assad By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press Writer 9 minutes ago U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) met Syrian President Bashar Assad Wednesday for talks criticized by the White House as undermining American efforts to isolate the hard-line Arab country. The California Democrat and accompanying members of Congress began their day by holding separate talks with Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem and Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa and then met Assad, who hosted them for lunch after their talks. Pelosi's visit to Syria was the latest challenge to the White House by congressional Democrats, who...
  • Pace Speaks Across America

    02/24/2007 4:14:48 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 1 replies · 184+ views
    Dod ^ | 2/23/07
    Marine General Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is on the road meating with school children, citizens, and public affairs officials as well as military leaders and servicemembers. Stories at link.
  • Global Warming Dissenters Few At US Weather Meeting

    01/18/2007 2:07:32 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,059+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-18-2007 | Ed Srtoddard
    Global warming dissenters few at U.S. weather meeting Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:30 PM GMT By Ed Stoddard SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Joe D'Aleo was a rare voice of dissent this week at the American Meteorological Society's annual meeting in San Antonio. D'Aleo, executive director of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, a group of scientists, doesn't think greenhouse gas emissions are the major cause of global warming and climate change. Researchers who hold such contrary views do not appreciate being lumped together with flat-Earthers. They are legitimate scientists who question the mainstream, but they are a distinct...
  • OPEC seen considering emergency meeting

    01/11/2007 5:23:47 PM PST · by jdm · 52 replies · 1,045+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan 11, 2007
    Ministers of oil cartel OPEC are considering an emergency meeting to address the rapid decline in oil prices, according to a report Thursday. A senior OPEC official said that it may ask other major oil producers outside the cartel to trim output in an attempt to bolster prices, said the Wall Street Journal on its Web site. Russian oil supplies may begin to flow to Europe again, via Belarus. OPEC has already said it would cut 1.7 million barrels a day from production. OPEC leaders rejected calling emergency meetings earlier this year when oil markets declined sharply. The cartel's ministers...
  • Bush Talks About Maliki Meeting, Way Forward in Iraq

    12/03/2006 4:52:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 379+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2006 -- His recent trip to the Middle East reaffirmed his conviction to help the unity government in Baghdad find a political solution to the situation in Iraq, President Bush said here yesterday. During his weekly radio address, Bush said the success of the unity government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is crucial to the success of democracy in the region. He said he is impressed with the Iraqi leader’s desire to make the difficult choices that will put his country on a better path. Bush said he told Maliki that the United States “is...
  • Bush, Maliki to discuss Iraq security in Jordan

    11/22/2006 7:21:00 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 1,808+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 55 minutes ago 22 November 2006 | Staff
    US President George W. Bush will discuss Iraq's volatile security situation with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Jordan next week as pressure builds to change its strategy in the war-torn country. The White House announcement late Tuesday of the November 29-30 meeting in Amman came as Bush faces calls to begin a phased withdrawal of US troops and engage Syria and Iran on Iraq. Bush and Maliki said in a joint statement that they will review a panel's discussions on the transfer of security from US troops to Iraqi forces as well as the role of Iraq's neighbors. "We...
  • Saginaw man TASERed at City Council meeting[Michigan]

    11/10/2006 11:48:51 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 55 replies · 1,453+ views
    SAGINAW (WJRT) ^ | 07 Nov 2006 | Terry Camp
    Man refused to remove hat, struggled with police Saginaw's City Council meeting featured a shocking incident Monday night. A Saginaw Valley State University student was TASERed after he became unruly after being asked to take off his baseball cap. There is a new rule at Saginaw City Council meetings. Men are required to take their hats off. Evidently, they are pretty serious about this new rule. The man was wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers hat. Officer Doug Stacer of the Saginaw Police Department asked him to remove the hat. The man raised his voice and did not remove the hat....
  • Keep Arkansas Legal Meeting

    09/30/2006 3:45:14 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 4 replies · 551+ views
    09/30/06 | me
    Keep Arkansas Legal, a new immigration reform group in the Central Arkansas area, will meet at the Roosevelt Thompson Libray from 3:00pm-6:00pm Saturday October 7th (Terry Library was booked). We will discuss what to do for the election and the upcoming legistlative session. We will then have a general discussion about illegal immigration. address: Roosevelt Thompson Library 38 Rahling Circle Little Rock, AR 72223 You can go to this link and type the address for a map" We also have a volunteer opportunity. The Lagrone campaign has given a neighborhood in Chenal called The Village to do door to...
  • Military Capable of Meeting All Its Challenges, Rumsfeld Says

    08/29/2006 6:42:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 249+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, Nev., Aug. 28, 2006 -- The U.S. military is capable not only of winning the war on terror, but also of fulfilling its other commitments around the world and dealing with unforeseen circumstances, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told a group of sailors and Marines here today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld takes a picture with a sailor at the conclusion of a town hall meeting at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., Aug. 28. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, USAF  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “It would be unfortunate if other countries thought...
  • Air Force recruiting meeting its goal for 7th year

    08/17/2006 4:37:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 570+ views
    8/17/2006 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- The Air Force is on track to make its recruiting goal this year, marking the seventh consecutive year the service has brought in the right number and mix of new Airmen. To date, 25,645 people have enlisted in the Air Force and entered active duty in fiscal 2006. That puts the Air Force on pace to send 30,750 men and women to basic training and technical schools to fill jobs in more than 150 areas. In response to the Air Force's force shaping, fiscal 2007 recruiting goals have been reduced by...
  • (California Reclamation) Board to hold closed session to discuss alleged meeting violation

    06/13/2006 6:20:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 932+ views
    The state board that oversees flood control in the Central Valley plans to meet in a closed session Friday to discuss whether it violated an open meetings law. The California Reclamation Board has been criticized for approving a permit for 11,000 luxury homes near Lathrop even though the board's attorney warned that the action was illegal because the project wasn't on the agenda for that April 21 meeting. The Natural Resources Defense Council has asked the board to rescind that vote and reconsider the matter after giving proper public notice. The board says the NRDC petition amounts to "pending litigation"...
  • Secret Meeting Set (Bilderberg)

    06/08/2006 6:10:29 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 13 replies · 1,058+ views ^ | Wed, June 7, 2006 | Megan Gillis
    A COTERIE of conspiracy theorists is in town to cover the top secret meeting of the western world's elite -- believed to be coming to a Kanata hotel tomorrow and ending with the full moon on Sunday. As is usual with Bilderberg venues around the world, staff at the Brookstreet Hotel won't confirm or deny reports the shadowy and powerful group will be there tomorrow. Jim Tucker of the populist American Free Press insists everyone from Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller will be there. The Washington, D.C.-based Tucker and his fellow Bilderberg-watchers will be hunting...
  • Arkansas Republican Assemblies

    05/19/2006 1:09:42 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 8 replies · 406+ views
    05/19/06 | me
    Last night the Arkansas Republican Assemblies met at the Terry Library. Thursday May 18th at 6:30pm. The meeting was a discussion on what to do about immigration in Arkansas. Several issues and candidates for the May 23rd primary were talked about. Several pieces of information were passed out. The idea of a ballot initiative similar to Prop 200 of Arizona, talked about but it appears that a proposition like that could not be funded in time for the 2006 elections. Most of the group plans to conservative candidates for the May 23rd primary and hand out literature about illegal immigration....
  • PM willing to meet Abbas

    05/17/2006 3:21:59 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 5 replies · 188+ views ^ | (05.17.06, 19:49) | Ronny Sofer
    PM willing to meet Abbas During talks with French Foreign Minister Douste-Blazy, for the first time PM Olmert says he would like to meet with Palestinian chairman – but conditional on Abbas’ fight against terrorism Ronny Sofer A Change in position: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is willing to meet with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, he told French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy when the two met in Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon. With that, Olmert conditioned the meeting on Abbas fighting terror emanating from the Palestinian Authority and targeting Israel. “Abbas needs to start to work to fulfill the commitments the Palestinians...
  • CA: UC said to break meeting laws - Exec pay votes must be open, counsel says

    05/02/2006 10:25:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 365+ views ^ | 5/2/06 | Todd Wallack
    The state Legislature's legal adviser says the University of California regents have violated state open-meeting laws by voting behind closed doors on executive pay packages. In a 12-page opinion, the Office of Legislative Counsel wrote that the state Education Code requires regents' committees to meet in public whenever they take action on compensation proposals involving the president, chancellors and certain other top executives. The regents have held at least a dozen such meetings in private during the past five years, UC records show. --snip-- "It is our opinion that a standing committee of the Board of Regents of the University...
  • Talabani Hopeful After Meeting Insurgents

    04/30/2006 3:32:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/30/06 | Robert H. Reid - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - President Jalal Talabani met with representatives of seven armed groups and is optimistic they may agree to lay down their weapons, his office said Sunday. It was the first time a senior Iraqi official has acknowledged talks with insurgents. However, Talabani did not identify the groups or specify when and where the meeting took place. The spokesman of one major insurgent group, the Islamic Army in Iraq, said his organization had not taken part in such a meeting. Last year Talabani offered to talk with insurgents but it was unclear if any took up the offer. U.S....
  • N. Korea: Han-mi goes to White House

    04/28/2006 9:37:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 04/28/06
    US President George W. Bush (R) pats Han-Mi Kim of North Korea on the knee at the White House in Washington. Bush called North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's regime "heartless," after an emotional meeting with families of Japanese nationals kidnapped by North Korean agents(AFP/Mandel Ngan)
  • Bush Meets N.Korean Defectors, Activists(famous NK defectors & Japanese abductee family)

    04/28/2006 7:35:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 413+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/28/06
    Bush Meets N.Korean Defectors, Activists Sakie Yokota, mother of Japanese kidnap victim Megumi Yokota, testifies on Capitol Hill on Thursday before a House committee as Koh Myung Sup, a South Korean abductee listens at right. Holding up photos of her daughter is her son Takuya Yokota. /AP-Yonhap U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday morning met with North Korean refugees including seven-year-old Kim Han-mi and his family, who defected from North Korea in 2002, and Chung Seong-san, the artistic director of the hit musical “Yoduk Story” about a North Korean concentration camp. The hour-long meeting at the Oval Office...
  • Heart of Texas Chapter April Meeting Planning Thread

    04/14/2006 12:09:14 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 54 replies · 1,557+ views
    The Heart of Texas Chapter of is looking to have a meeting this month. Saturday Evening, April 22nd or Sunday, 23rd look like the most promising times. The location is a bit more up in the air.Possibilities include: Walburg(north of Georgetown - Exit 268) Saltlick(SW of Austin in Driftwood) Lockhart BBQ(20-30 miles SE of Austin) Elgin Sausage/BBQ(East of Austin) Spaghetti Warehouse(downtown Austin) Ironworks(downtown Austin?) Texas Roadhouse(I35 south of Austin/Slaughter) (Insert you idea here) Anyway, instead of me forcing a decision on everybody, I thought that I would open it up to local FReepers for their input on time and...
  • Six major powers to meet on Iran

    04/12/2006 4:20:42 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 29 replies · 712+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 April 2006
    POLITICAL directors of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will meet in Moscow next Wednesday to discuss the Iranian nuclear crisis, China's UN envoy said today. Wang Guangya said he had been told by Beijing that the meeting would bring together senior officials from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States in the Russian capital.
  • Join Us at Senators' Hometown Offices Monday on Immigration

    03/31/2006 3:27:05 PM PST · by blogbat · 2 replies · 430+ views
    Citizens for Immigration Reform
    Citizens for Immigration Reform is asking for people to take part as local chapters visit the nearest office of their US Senators on Monday to discuss the immigration issue. Here's the e-mailed Anouncement: "Dear Friends, We need your help. We have to do more to stop the amnesty and guest worker. The Senate is debating these bills this week and next. It may even last a third week but we can't be certain. So here is the plan. Next Monday all Americans who want an enforcement only bill to pass the Senate, as it did in the House, you need...
  • Bush Calls Trilateral Meeting 'Productive'

    03/31/2006 2:14:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 666+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/06 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    CANCUN, Mexico - President Bush, closing a three-nation summit Friday, defended requiring secure documents from border-crossing Canadians and pushed Mexico to prevent more of its people from illegally entering America Despite obvious divisions, Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper emphasized North American unity and the productivity of their two days of meetings in this sunny spring-break area along Mexico's Mayan Riviera. From a luxury hotel's indoor tennis court, gussied up with carpet, custom podiums and large video screens, the men emerged from joint sessions to laud the increased trade brought about by the 12-year-old tariff-reducing...
  • CA: Meeting to reveal S.D. pension deficit - High figure would lead to budget cuts - San Diego

    03/17/2006 9:56:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 325+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/17/06 | Matthew T. Hall and Jennifer Vigil
    If you want to be among the first in San Diego to find out how much money the city must pay into its sagging pension system – and as a result the likelihood of service cuts and layoffs – show up early today. The pension board's meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of 401 B St., and a crowd is expected. “To think you have to get to the pension board meetings early, it just goes to show what a circus the city has become,” said Joan Raymond, president of the American Federation of State, County and...
  • New Iraqi Parliament's First Meeting Slated for March 16

    03/14/2006 4:57:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 162+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 14, 2006 – The new Iraqi parliament is scheduled to convene March 16 for the first time since its members were chosen in the Dec. 15 nationwide election, a senior Defense Department official said here today. The inaugural meeting of the new parliament, or general assembly, "would be another step forward in seating the government," DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters. Having the Iraqi people gain confidence that their political process is moving forward "is vital to the security environment, too," Whitman said. Whitman said the security situation in Iraq appears to be improving since sectarian violence...
  • Commission inspector cancels talk after meeting disrupted

    02/25/2006 2:51:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 801+ views
    KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News ^ | Feb 25, 2006 | KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News
    A national inspector for Mexico's National Human Rights Commission cancelled a Tucson talk after opponents of illegal immigration demanded either a translator or that he discuss his topic in English. Mauricio Farah walked out of a packed room Friday at the University Services Annex after some people objected to the scheduled topic, "Migration, Shared Responsibility," being delivered in Spanish only. When the demands went unmet, the group became disruptive, accusing Farah and other Mexican officials of being disrespectful for speaking Spanish at a public meeting. The session then escalated into a war of words between those who wanted Farah to...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 02-25-06

    02/25/2006 8:57:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies · 491+ views ^ | 02-25-06 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 25, 2006 President's Radio Address      Audio      THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. On Sunday and Monday, I will meet with America's governors during their annual gathering in Washington, D.C. As a former governor, I appreciate the work of these fine public servants. I look forward to talking with them about the challenges and opportunities facing their states and our nation and discussing how leaders of both parties can work together to solve problems for our citizens. One of the most important issues we will discuss is how to improve health care for the American people, and we have...