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    02/08/2016 8:52:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 2/8/16 | A.G. Gancarski
    Watching the Sunday talk shows, if I didn't "know" that Jeb Bush was considered washed up, I would have thought the other campaigns saw him as a real force in Tuesday's balloting. On ABC's "This Week," both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio laid into Jeb. Trump countered Bush scoring points on him in a Saturday night debate exchange on eminent domain. Rubio, meanwhile, felt the need to get to the right of Bush on abortions during "crisis pregnancy" scenarios. Bush has been left for dead by pundits in recent weeks and months. The seeming front runner status he enjoyed early...
  • Stent Placed in Heart of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    11/26/2014 7:49:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 26, 2014 | Pete Williams
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent heart surgery Wednesday morning after experiencing discomfort during exercise, the court said. Ginsburg, 81, had a stent placed in her right coronary artery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She was resting comfortably and was expected to be discharged within 48 hours, the court said.
  • City, unions make it cushy for dozing truck drivers (Chicago)

    04/01/2011 9:56:31 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01 apr 2011 | Eric Zorn
    Don’t be fooled by the dry title. “Review of the Efficiency of the Job Duties of Motor Truck Drivers,” a report released Wednesday by Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, is as sensational and infuriating as any TV-news “sweeps week” exposé. “Asleep at the Wheel” would have been a snappier title. “Idling for Dollars.” “Paid to Park.” Rather than following a few city work crews around and capturing video of union truck drivers sitting in their cabs dozing, snacking and reading the newspaper at better than $30 an hour, Ferguson and his team combed through city contracts and conducted field interviews...
  • Is Fred Dead or Just Resting?

    11/20/2007 8:47:19 PM PST · by Spiff · 343 replies · 199+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 20 November 2007 | Tom Bevan
    November 20, 2007 Is Fred Dead or Just Resting?TOM BEVAN In early October I argued there was a disconnect between the way the pundits and voters viewed Fred Thompson's candidacy. Sitting here six weeks later, however, evidence continues to pour in that Thompson has completely underwhelmed the Republican electorate. It seems like every other day a new poll comes out in a key early state showing Fred losing ground - sometimes significant ground. Indeed, if you take a look at groups that have conducted at least two surveys since early September (when Thompson officially entered the race and began...
  • Guantanamo - Torture Revealed! (SOMEONE ATE MY PEANUTBUTTER! NOT A JOKE!)

    03/07/2006 9:34:51 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 28 replies · 513+ views
    Guantanamo - Torture Revealed Scott Burgess has been combing through the newly released Guantanamo hearing transcripts, uncovering a horror beyond words: Guantanamo - Torture Revealed. During his time in Guantanamo, Mr. Abbasi (writing in the third person) alleges that he was: * subject to [unspecified] “mental stress and pressure” * “willfully misdirected ... to pray north” * deprived of “comfort items” * subjected to an [apparently failed] “attempt to withdraw Qur’an” * able to hear two guards having sex, while they “assumed he was asleep” * distracted from his prayer by the “sharp intake of breath” of a female...
  • Calling in sick..

    02/06/2006 11:06:48 AM PST · by sully777 · 59 replies · 1,576+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 6, 2006 10:20 AM ET
    LONDON (Reuters) - More British workers will call in "sick" Monday than on any other day in 2006, many opting to make their excuses by text message or by phoning in with an artistic cough or splutter, research revealed Monday. Widespread dissatisfaction with holiday allowances combined with a post-Christmas comedown will contribute to thousands of Britons, who work some of the longest hours in Europe, staying at home to recharge their batteries. "Early February is a very popular time for taking a 'sickie', the first bank holiday still seems a long way off, the days are gloomy and many people...
  • Heart in hand, Monique reminisces

    05/05/2005 10:28:23 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 27 replies · 1,268+ views ^ | today | Francis O. Villacorta
    WHEN true artists look back on their careers, they inevitably do so with a sense of romanticism: the journey is usually long and every moment is worth relishing. In celebration of her 25 years in theater, Monique Wilson recently starred in a concert that reflected on her own journey, which began in 1980 when she was 9, with Repertory Philippines. The little girl Monique dreamed, believed and persevered. On Saturday evening, she narrated the years that came between those days of dreaming and her present reality. The night of musical remembrances began with "When You Wish Upon A Star" (from...
  • *** NASCAR Darlington 400 on FoX - Sunday 3/16 - 930 PT / 1230 ET ***

    03/16/2003 8:17:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 384 replies · 447+ views ^ | 3/16/03
    Darlington Raceway Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 - TODAY!Every driver who has strapped on a helmet and climbed behind the steering wheel has wanted to win at Darlington because the toughest is most desirable. For those few select drivers who have won races at the granddaddy of superspeedways, there is a priceless satisfaction in knowing they've conquered the unique egg-shaped oval nicknamed ... "Too Tough To Tame."