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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • CA: LA mayor meets Muslims who accuse him of appearing pro-Israel

    08/07/2006 9:06:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 483+ views
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has apologized to local Muslim leaders who accused him of taking Israel's side in the violence in Lebanon by appearing at a pro-Israel rally and ignoring their invitations to attend Muslim peace vigils. Villaraigosa met with 10 Muslim leaders Sunday and explained that a mix-up by his staff prevented him from seeing the invitations, said his spokeswoman Janelle Erickson. "The mayor did apologize that the staff didn't place the meeting on his schedule sooner," said Erickson, who described the hour-long discussion as "open and friendly." Villaraigosa called the meeting after the Muslim leaders held a news conference...
  • Bush Meets With Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

    07/21/2006 4:43:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 279+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 21, 2006 – President Bush met today in Aurora, Colo., with a group of servicemembers who recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, thanking them for their service and expressing America's support for all troops. "This country supports you and admires you and appreciates your dedication," Bush told the troops. "You're doing some hard work. It's hard work to defeat terrorists -- killers that wanted to achieve their objective. But we'll succeed; we'll prevail." Bush had lunch with the troops before speaking at a reception in Englewood, Colo., and traveling on to his ranch in Crawford, Texas. The...
  • Bush Meets with America Supports You Groups at White House

    06/26/2006 9:43:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 350+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 26, 2006 – President Bush met with representatives from 14 grassroots troop support groups at the White House today to talk about how they can best support America's servicemembers. Members of the Defense Department's America Supports You grassroots organizations, including actor Gary Sinise (back, right), meet with President Bush in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, June 26. Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band have entertained the troops on numerous USO tours. The actor is also cofounder of the Operation Iraqi Children, which sends school supplies to Iraqi children. Photo by William D. Moss  (Click...
  • North Baghdad Council Meets to Discuss Security

    05/13/2006 9:48:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 152+ views
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 13, 2006 – "In the meeting we just had, we agreed that there are no Sunni or Shiia, we are all Iraqi brothers and we're all working for the future of Iraq," said Sheikh Haday Hameed al-Sultan today through an interpreter. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Ayoub Bashar, commander, 9th Iraqi Army Division, stands in front of the community leaders during the first North Baghdad Community Cooperative Council Meeting on Camp Taji, Iraq, May 13. Photo by Spc. C. Terrell Turner, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The sheikh was one of about 50 leaders...
  • Commander in Baghdad Meets With Iraqi Provincial Leaders

    05/04/2006 6:00:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 248+ views
    BAGHDAD, May 4, 2006 – The commanding general of Multinational Division Baghdad met with four prominent Iraqi governors at the Falaniko House in the International Zone here April 28 to reaffirm the leaders' joint dedication to continue working together and to discuss concerns. Army Maj. Gen. J.D. Thurman, commanding general of Multinational Division Baghdad, meets with Iraqi leaders at the Falaniko House in the International Zone April. Governors from Baghdad, Babil, Karbala and Najaf provinces attended and discussed concerns, and reaffirmed their dedication to a peaceful Iraq. Photo by Spc. Karl Johnson, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • U.S. Commander Meets With Afghan Governor; Weapon Caches Found

    04/27/2006 4:34:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 184+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2006 – A U.S. military commander met with an Afghan governor in northeastern Afghanistan April 23 to discuss coalition activities in the area, U.S. military officials said. Task Force Spartan Commander Army Col. John Nicholson met with Nangarhar province Gov. Gul Agha Sherzai at the governor's residence in Jalalabad, the province's capital to discuss topics ranging from border security and poppy eradication to regional reconstruction and economic transformation, officials said. Nicholson also had a meeting with civic leaders and mullahs April 22. The leaders shared the allies' commitment to ridding northeast Afghanistan of terrorism, officials said. "We'll...
  • Group Meets to Discuss Way Forward in Afghan, Pakistani Cooperation

    04/19/2006 5:44:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 142+ views
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, April 19, 2006 – A cooperative group of officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan and coalition forces in Afghanistan held its 16th meeting here today. Delegates to the Tripartite Commission included Gen. Ahsan Saleem Hyat, vice chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan; Gen. Bismullah Khan, chief of staff of the Afghan National Army; and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry, commander of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. This was the third meeting in which the Afghanistan and Pakistan delegations were represented at the four-star-general level, U.S. officials said. Officials from NATO and the International Security Assistance Force again participated...
  • Next Generation Cruise Missile Meets Warfighters' Needs

    03/09/2006 3:27:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 684+ views
    TransFormation DoD ^ | Staff Sgt. Ryan Hansen
    Next Generation Cruise Missile Meets Warfighters' Needs One of the newest weapons in the Air Force's arsenal, the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile is truly an incredible piece of technology that gives the warfighter an affordable standoff cruise missile capable of taking out the enemy's air defenses early on in a conflict. By Staff Sgt. Ryan Hansen / Air Armament Center Public Affairs EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., March 9, 2006 – Since the late 1970s the Department of Defense has tried and failed numerous times to give the warfighter an affordable standoff cruise missile capable of taking out the...
  • Commander Meets With Afghan Army, Police Leaders

    02/22/2006 7:35:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 204+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 22, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Matthew Bates
    Afghan National Police Lt. Gen. Mohammed Haroon Asefi (third from left) meets with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Durbin (fourth from right) during Durbin’s visit to an Afghan National Police border-control point in Torkham, Afghanistan, Feb. 12, 2006. Asefi is chief of the Afghan National Police Border Patrol. Durbin is commander of the Office of Security Cooperation–Afghanistan. Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Bates Commander Meets With Afghan Army, Police Leaders During a visit with Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police leaders, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Durbin emphasized the importance of...
  • President Meets With Victims of Saddam's Regime

    01/18/2006 8:29:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 250+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2006 – President Bush today called the trial of Saddam Hussein an important milestone for Iraq. "One of the interesting moments will come here this year when Saddam Hussein's trial is brought forth for the world to see -- to see the butcher, the person who brutalized many people or ordered the brutality of many people here at this table get his due justice under rule of law," Bush told a group of visiting Iraqi citizens who had been abused during Saddam's regime. "It's been my honor to visit with folks who know firsthand the brutality of...
  • Bush Meets With Former Defense, State Secretaries on Iraq

    01/05/2006 4:18:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 414+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2006 – President Bush discussed his plan for victory in Iraq with a group of former U.S. State and Defense Department chiefs during a White House meeting here today. "We have a dual-track strategy for victory. On one hand, we will work to have a political process that says to all Iraqis, 'The future belongs to you,'" Bush said in a statement released to reporters after the meeting. "And on the other hand, we'll continue to work on the security situation there." Bush said the key to success in Iraq is predicated on how quickly Iraq's new...
  • Haqlaniyah city council meets with Marine leadership

    12/14/2005 5:12:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 225+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    HAQLANIYAH, Iraq (Dec. 2, 2005) -- Local Marine leadership met with nine city council members here, Dec. 2, to talk about issues concerning the people of the city. Fountain Hills, Ariz., native, Capt. James S. Kimber, commanding officer for Company I, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and Iraqi Army officers talked with the council members about many topics affecting the community. The weekly meeting was held so the people could voice their concerns and to give the commander an opportunity to talk with the people. The cooperation between the two militaries and the citizens of Haqlaniyah helps keep the people...
  • Airman meets doctor who saved her

    12/08/2005 3:41:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 811+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 8, 2005 | 1st Lt. Tracy Giles
    12/8/2005 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFPN) -- More than five months, 8,000 miles and countless prayers led to an unlikely reunion at a Colorado animal sanctuary. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana and Maj. (Dr.) Paul Morton first met June 25 in Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq -- a hot summer day the major described simply as chaotic. They met again Dec. 2 on a cold winter day in the relative calm of the Black Forest Animal Sanctuary in Monument, Colo. At Kirkuk Sergeant Dana, a former 21st Security Forces Squadron dog handler, hovered near death. An improvised explosive device detonated...
  • Country Music Star Meets with Sailors

    11/16/2005 6:57:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 485+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | Miriam Gallet
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Nov. 16, 2005 - Country music recording artist Raymond Harris signed autographs for sailors, retirees and family members during his visit to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Navy Exchange (NEX) Nov. 8. Young and old alike gathered around Harris and waited patiently to get his autograph and thank him for his support of the warfighters. Harris engaged the Sailors in lively discussions about the vital role they play in keeping the country and the world safe during the autograph signing session. Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class (AW) Rick Perry of the Center for Naval Air Technical Training...
  • Orleans city council meets for first time since storm (withstanding a Cat 3 won't be good enough)

    10/01/2005 5:42:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 751+ views
    2 the avocate ^ | 9/28/05 | JOE GYAN JR
    Orleans council meets for first time since storm By JOE GYAN JR. New Orleans bureau KENNER -- Several New Orleans levees that failed during Hurricane Katrina and caused catastrophic flooding in parts of the city will be back to their pre-Katrina heights by the start of next year's hurricane season, a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official promised City Council members who met as a group Tuesday for the first time since the hurricane. But several council members who lost their homes in the storm said having the same level of levee protection as before -- capacity to...
  • U.S. Ambassador: Draft Iraqi Constitution Meets Basic Needs

    08/29/2005 6:46:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 292+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 28, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2005 – The draft constitution signed in Iraq today provides a strong basis for further progress in Iraq and will adapt to remain relevant as the country changes, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq said today. On NBC's "Meet the Press," Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said that even though not all parties are completely satisfied with the draft, it represents a "synthesis between the universal principles of democracy and human rights, and Iraqi traditions and Islam." He said that, like all constitutions, this is not a one-time document and will be revised as necessary in the future. "This is...
  • Tripartite Commission Meets in Islamabad

    08/24/2005 9:39:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 214+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 24, 2005 | unattributed
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 24, 2005 – The Tripartite Commission, comprised of senior military and diplomatic representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States, held its 12th meeting in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, today. This meeting was the first in which Afghanistan and Pakistan were represented by four-star generals, according to a release from Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. Delegates included Gen. Bismullah Khan, chief of the General Staff of the Afghan National Army; Gen. Ahsan Saleem Hyat, vice-chief of the Army Staff of the Pakistani army; and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, commander of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. The session began with...
  • Fighting Talk As Galloway (Brit MP) meets (US) Senate Accusers

    05/16/2005 5:33:35 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 650+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-17-2005 | Francis Harris
    Fighting talk as Galloway meets Senate accusers By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 17/05/2005) George Galloway MP arrived in Washington last night, promising to turn the tables on his accusers in the US Senate today when he meets them face to face to reject allegations that he profited from the sale of Iraqi oil under Saddam Hussein's regime. George Galloway arrives in Washington yesterday The powerful Senate permanent sub-committee on investigations plans to question the MP on his alleged dealings with the regime during more than a decade of campaigning for the lifting of United Nations sanctions. Arriving in Washington,...
  • Schwarzenegger, in Washington, meets resistance, partisan sniping

    02/17/2005 4:00:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 542+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 2/17/05 | Dana Wilkie - CNS
    WASHINGTON – Thursday's much-touted meeting between Gov. Schwarzenegger and California's congressional delegation to map strategy for getting more money from Washington did not get off to a good start. Partisan sniping occupied much of the day, as did complaints that Schwarzenegger upstaged the strategy meeting by later appearing with Common Cause officials to announce the group's support for his controversial redistricting plan. "In California and around the country we have a broken system where elected officials are choosing the voters they want to represent instead of the other way around," said Common Cause president Chellie Pingree in an afternoon appearance...
  • PLO meets as Arafat awaits results

    10/30/2004 1:35:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 290+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/31/04 | Lamia Radi
    PLO meets as Arafat awaits results From Lamia Radi in Ramallah October 31, 2004 FORMER Palestinian premier Mahmud Abbas urged Palestinian forces to unite overnight, pledging loyalty to Yasser Arafat, as he moved to the political centre stage with the strongman sick in hospital. Mr Abbas spoke after chairing the first Palestine Liberation Organisation executive meeting without Mr Arafat, amid speculation that the Palestinian leadership could fall into chaos should the veteran leader never return. "We call on all our people and factions to unite and work together in responsible fashion to protect our destiny and homeland," said Mr Abbas,...
  • NASA Meets Two More Recommendations

    07/22/2004 10:11:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 165+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/04 | Marcia Dunn - AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA (news - web sites) has met two more recommendations that are required for the space agency to return to flight, but remains stymied on inspection and repair methods for shuttles in orbit. Inspection and repair, along with the elimination of fuel-tank foam shedding, are the most technically challenging issues facing NASA as it aims for a spring 2005 launch, the head of an oversight panel said Thursday. Despite the lingering hurdles, there is no reason to believe shuttle flights won't resume next March or April, said Richard Covey, a former shuttle commander who is chairman...