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  • Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile

    01/18/2018 1:48:37 PM PST · by buffyt · 5 replies
    News.am ^ | January 17, 2018 | Armenian News
    Pope Francis publicly expressed “pain and shame” on Tuesday over the rape and molestation of children by priests in Chile and later listened, prayed and cried at a private meeting with victims, Reuters reported. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the meeting took place in the Vatican embassy in Santiago. “No one else was present. Only the pope and the victims,” the spokesman said. “This was so they could speak of their suffering to Pope Francis, who listened to them and prayed and cried with them.” It was only the second time on his overseas trips that the pope has met...
  • Family of driver upset after van falls into hole in road

    05/22/2017 11:26:04 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 10 replies
    FOX4KC.COM ^ | May 20, 2017 | FOX 4 Newsroom
    The family of the driver said he was shaken up, but okay. Betty Aguilar, the driver's cousin, told FOX 4 there were signs around, but they had been blown away. She said there was just some wood over the hole. There was just like a little wood, but that wasn't going to stop anything from going through there," Aguilar said. "But that's the city's fault; they should have put something more secure." The driver's family said they had to use a ladder to get him out of the hole, and said they were upset that not enough was done to...
  • Obama meets with GOP Senators raising hopes of deal to end government shutdown and debt ceiling

    10/11/2013 9:44:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/11/13 | David Martosko
    President Obama and senior Republicans were hoping to thrash out a deal to end the deadlock over the government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling time bomb today in a series of crunch talks. Obama was meeting with GOP Senators this morning, who have come up with their own plan to end the stand off, after talks with House Speaker John Boehner broke up with no agreement last night. In addition to ending the shutdown and increasing the debt limit, the proposal includes an easing of the across-the-board spending cuts that began taking effect a year ago, and replacing them...
  • Obama meets 47% video guy

    02/14/2013 6:35:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/14/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    DECATUR, Ga. -- President Obama on Thursday met the man who made "47 percent" part of Mitt Romney's legacy. Obama and opposition researcher James Carter, who released the infamous Romney fundraiser video, met backstage before Obama's education event here, Carter's cousin, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, told POLITICO. Upon being introduced and told of James Carter's role in the 47 percent video, Obama jumped forward to embrace him.
  • Gingrich Meets With Voters in Orlando (video)

    01/13/2012 3:22:43 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite trailing in the polls, GOP contender Newt Gingrich was in Orlando on Friday to focus on Florida. The latest Rasmussen poll puts Gingrich in a distant second place in Florida. Gingrich opened up his campaign headquarters in Orlando on Friday. Gingrich's campaign said it feels Florida, with its size and diversity, is a good gauge of how the rest of the country could go. Gingrich may trail in the polls, but he can still fill a room. "I know in some parts of the political process it's unusual to have a candidate who thinks on his...
  • Obama meets, eats with veterans

    08/15/2011 4:06:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/15/11
    CANNON FALLS, Minn., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- President Obama lunched with five recent military veterans while he was in Cannon Falls, Minn., on a bus tour to rural America. Obama emerged from his bus, parked in front of the Old Market Deli, waving and smiling to onlookers, some chanting "Obama, Obama." The lunch provided Obama a chance to hear directly from veterans from rural areas about their experiences and discuss what his administration has done to ensure veterans have the support needed when the leave the military, the White House said.
  • BofA chief meets top US officials - WSJ

    08/11/2011 9:51:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/11 | Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore
    Aug 12 (Reuters) - Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan met privately this week with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve governor Daniel Tarullo amid the campaign to calm investors and employees about the bank's share price fall, the Wall Street Journal reported. The separate meetings took place on Wednesday in Washington, the WSJ said, citing people familiar with the situation. The intent of the meetings with the two top federal officials was for Moynihan to discuss issues related to housing, consumer spending and the U.S. economy, two people familiar with the meetings told the Journal.
  • Napolitano meets Rep. Peter King for dinner downtown D.C.

    05/13/2011 4:14:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/13/11 | Matthew Boyle
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Janet Napolitano met House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, for dinner Wednesday evening at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in downtown Washington, D.C. King spokesman Kevin Fogarty told The Daily Caller it was a “friendly, social conversation” that “lasted about three hours.” DHS spokesman Matt Chandler told TheDC, though, that the discussion was work-related. “News alert, it still happens in Washington: A discussion between the secretary of homeland security and the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee on matters germane to the Department and the Committee,” Chandler said in an...
  • Key U.S. official meets Egyptian authorities after $150 million aid promise

    02/21/2011 9:39:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/11 | Bridget Johnson
    A key U.S. official landed in Cairo on Monday to meet with military leaders and discuss the extra aid promised by Washington to help Egypt with its democratic transition. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns arrived days after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Egypt would be receiving an extra $150 million to help with the political transition. The $1.5 billion in foreign aid the U.S. gives annually to Egypt, which is unchanged in the State Department's budget.
  • Obama Meets With Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister (Bowing Again?)

    11/11/2010 10:44:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | 11/11/10 | staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal as they arrive at the National Museum of Korea for dinner in Seoul November 11, 2010, on the first day of the G20 Summit.
  • Ahmadinejad meets Nasrallah before leaving Lebanon

    10/14/2010 6:07:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 10/14/10 | HERB KEINON
    Iranian president ends two-day trip with visit to Hizbullah leader who reportedly gives him a gun taken from an Israeli soldier during the Second Lebanon War. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Hizbullah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah at Iran's embassy in Beirut on Thursday prior to departing Lebanon after a two day visit to the country, Hizbullah television station Al Manar reported. According to the report, the two leaders discussed a number of issues and Nasrallah gave Ahmadinejad a gun he claimed was taken from an Israeli soldier during the Second Lebanon War as a gift. Earlier on Thursday, Ahmadinejad...
  • White House meets with rabbis to assuage concerns on Israel

    05/14/2010 12:46:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 489+ views
    jta ^ | 5/14/10 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- If you tell the rabbis, they will spread the word. That was the thinking behind two intimate White House meetings -- the second of which took place on Thursday -- with a carefully selected slate of 15 rabbis from across the country and representing the Orthodox, Reform and Conservative streams. Jack Moline, a Conservative rabbi at Congregation Agudas Achim in Alexandria, Va., initiated the meetings after a talk he had with his friend Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, about the Obama administration's perceived deficit of friendliness toward Israel. The two meetings, the first of...
  • Tricare Meets Health Care Bill’s Standards, Gates Says

    03/22/2010 4:59:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 595+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2010 – The Tricare military health plan meets the standards set by the health care reform bill the House of Representatives passed last night, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in a statement issued yesterday. Calling their health and well-being his highest priority, Gates reassured servicemembers and their families that the legislation won’t have a negative effect on Tricare, which “already meets the bill's quality and minimum benefit standards.” “This was clarified by a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives [March 20], and is expected to be re-affirmed by the Senate,” Gates said in the statement....
  • Obama meets with Abu Dhabi crown prince

    09/10/2009 10:00:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 506+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/10/09 | afp
    President Barack Obama has met at the White House with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates armed forces, the White House said. The two "discussed ways to deepen the strong political, security and economic relationship" between the United States and the UAE, as well as ways to "bolster regional security, and advance Israeli-Arab peace efforts," the White House said in a statement on Thursday.
  • Pay Czar Quietly Meets With Rescued Companies

    08/08/2009 11:12:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 605+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/9/09 | Brady Dennis and Tomoeh Murakami Tse
    President Obama's compensation czar has been meeting for weeks with executives at some of the country's largest and most troubled companies as they face a Thursday deadline to propose how much they will pay their top employees. Kenneth R. Feinberg has the unprecedented task of deciding executive compensation at seven companies that received large government bailouts. His meetings with American International Group, Citigroup, Bank of America, General Motors, Chrysler, Chrysler Financial and GMAC have been conducted in secret, with neither Feinberg nor the companies willing to say much in public.
  • North Babil Tribal Council Meets at Kalsu

    01/06/2008 9:53:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 147+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — Members of the North Babil Tribal Council (NBTC) met at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Jan. 3, to discuss matters of regional importance with Iraqi security forces (ISF) leaders and the Vanguard Brigade leadership. The NBTC first met in October, 2006, as a means of linking all the sheiks in the North Babil area, and thereby keeping Coalition and Iraqi security forces informed. The group of U.S. troops, Iraqi police, Iraqi Army Soldiers and tribal leaders discussed infrastructure projects, security, and efforts to legitimize the Concerned Local Citizens programs. The Iraqi police made a strong showing...
  • Orthodox Jew meets suicide bomber - 'Enjoy your tea ... before I send you to hell'

    10/17/2007 10:27:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1,668+ views
    WND ^ | October 17, 2007 | staff
    A Yeshiva graduate sitting down for a chilling conversation with a recruited Palestinian suicide bomber? For one chapter, titled, "Hi My Name is Ahmed and I Want to be a Suicide Bomber," Klein travels to the West Bank city of Jenin to meet with Ahmed, a 23-year old Palestinian man who volunteered to become a suicide bomber for the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization.
  • Active Military Meets January Recruiting Goals; Retention Remains Strong

    02/12/2007 4:20:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 349+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2007 – All active components of the military services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for January, the Defense Department announced today. The Army achieved 111 percent of its goal with 9,306 troops; the Air Force, 100 percent of its goal with 2,552 troops; the Navy, 100 percent of its goal with 2,764; and the Marine Corps, 108 percent with 3,403. Four of six of the reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals for January. The Army National Guard, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve all achieved more than 100 percent...
  • America Supports You: WWE’s ‘Mouth of the South’ Meets G.I. Joe

    12/19/2006 3:34:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 542+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2006 -- While stage crews prepared for a wrestling match at the Verizon Center here yesterday, promoter Jimmy “The Mouth of the South” Hart replaced his signature Ray-Ban sunglasses with reading glasses to dial his son’s phone number at Fort Dix, N.J. U.S. Army Pfc. Christopher Long, left, hefts a heavy weight belt as Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart poses with him for a photo. Long was one of 30 patients from Walter Reed Army Medical Center invited by the World Wrestling Entertainment to attend the Monday Night Raw held in Washington Dec. 18. Defense...
  • Clinton Global Initiative meets in NYC

    09/19/2006 3:27:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 497+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/06 | Deepti Hajela - ap
    NEW YORK - Some of the participants at this week's Clinton Global Initiative conference should come as no surprise. Former president Bill Clinton will be there, of course, as will his senator wife, his former vice president, and a number of high-profile people with whom he has worked, including Bill and Melinda Gates. But there are also a few people one might not expect to see at an event with the Clinton name attached — including First Lady Laura Bush and publisher Rupert Murdoch. Bush is scheduled to be among the first speakers Wednesday at the conference, which aims to...