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  • David Cameron Gaffe: National Health Service is “Second-Rate”

    01/17/2011 10:10:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    verum serum ^ | 1/17/11 | John
    Some wag has said that a gaffe is any moment in which a politician accidentally tells the truth. That’s probably the case today as David Cameron tells a BBC radio audience that he is going to shake-up the National Health Service (NHS): The remarks came during an interview on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme as he attempted to promote his flagship policy. ‘I don’t think we should put up with a second rate – with coming second best,’ he said, quickly correcting himself. ‘We should aim to be the best.’ This is a touchy subject in Britain because the NHS...
  • National view: First they came for my Twinkie...

    01/06/2011 9:01:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Maricopa Monitor ^ | 1/6/11 | Mary Sanchez
    To ring in 2011, let’s raise a toast in unison to proclaim the most frequently made New Year’s resolution. Then promptly break it. Yes, it’s the season for the annual American vow to lose weight. But first, let’s argue about just how much leverage the government should exert to squeeze us back into our skinny jeans.(snip)Being poor does not have to equate so strongly with obesity. It didn’t used to.
  • Newest member of Obama’s National Economic Council is an ardent supporter of cap and trade

    01/05/2011 11:26:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1/5/11 | Amanda Carey
    On Monday, the Obama administration announced it had hired an environmental economist from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to join the National Economic Council. Replacing member Joe Aldy, Nat Keohane, a long-time advocate of cap and trade, will now be advising President Obama on the economics of energy and environmental issues. With Keohane’s addition, it now looks like the Obama administration is preparing to go to battle against congressional Republicans who balk at the prospect of any environmental legislation. But Keohane’s hire also represents something else – the continuation of Obama placing global warming alarmists
  • “It” Is Scarier Than Anything Stephen King Has Ever Written

    01/04/2011 9:45:45 AM PST · by survivingcalifornia · 27 replies
    www.SurvivingCalifornia.com ^ | January 1, 2011 | Bobbo
    A couple of days ago I posted this original article on my blog about the huge problem coming with the 'real' national debt. Several people wanted me to post it here so I hope you find it as interesting: We here at Surviving California have been asking our friends for the last several years a question…and “it” has surprised us that no one else seems to be asking “it”. Either “it” is a very dumb question (a real possibility consider our history) or people have been in a self-induced fog preventing them from realizing the immensity of “it”. When we...
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR National Debt at $14,025,215,218,708.52 2010 Record Debt $1,713,865,541,196.49

    01/03/2011 8:43:39 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 3 replies
    CBS News & Treasury Direct ^ | January 3, 2010 | steelers6
    The latest posting today of the National Debt shows it has topped $14 trillion for the first time. The U.S. Treasury website today reported that as of last Friday, the last day of 2010, the National Debt stood at $14,025,215,218,708.52. It took just 7 months for the National Debt to increase from $13 trillion on June 1, 2010 to $14 trillion on Dec. 31. It also means the debt is fast approaching the statutory ceiling $14.294 trillion set by Congress and signed into law by President Obama last February. The federal government would have to stop borrowing and might even...
  • Wounded War Vet Reunites With Vermont GI Who Saved Him (Sgt. Edward Matayka lost his legs)

    12/12/2010 1:05:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    V News ^ | 12/12/10 | John Curran
    Wounded War Vet Reunites With Vt. GI Who Saved HimBy John Curran Associated Press Published 12/12/2010 South Burlington, Vt. -- The last time they were together, it was in the wreckage of a roadside bombing in Afghanistan Sgt. Edward Matayka, a 33-year-old Vermont National Guard medic, had been mortally wounded. Specialist David Schwerer, of White River Junction, was among those who gave him first aid, applying tourniquets that saved his life but couldn't save his legs. Yesterday, Matayka got to say thank you, welcoming Schwerer home from a yearlong deployment in an emotional reunion at a ceremony for returning troops....
  • Obama lights the National Christmas Tree, says 'Merry Christmas' three times

    12/09/2010 7:00:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/9/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    President Obama's words at lighting of National Christmas Tree, as provided by the White House -THE PRESIDENT: Merry Christmas, everybody!AUDIENCE: Merry Christmas! THE PRESIDENT: Happy holidays. We are just thrilled to have all of you here. Thank you, Secretary Salazar, for the kind introduction and for all that you’re doing to protect our national parks and our public lands for the future generations. I also want to recognize Neil Mulholland and everyone at the National Park Foundation and at the National Park Service who helped put this event together.
  • With audio: National Arab American Journalist Association denounces WSU’s move

    12/05/2010 10:14:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    The South End ^ | 12/5/10 | ISAAC ELSTER | The South End By JEFFREY ROSZKA | The South End By ROBERT GUTTERSOHN | The South End
    Action to retire alumna Helen Thomas’ diversity award goes against freedom of speech, open dialogue, says organization The day after Wayne State cut ties with alumna and White House press corps member Helen Thomas by pulling the annual diversity award named after her, the National Arab American Journalists Association denounced the move in a statement issued Dec. 4. NAAJA coordinator Ray Hanania said in the statement that Zionism was irrelevant to this debate. “The real issue is free speech,” said Hanania, also a columnist for Creators Syndicate who has written for international newspapers such as The Jerusalem Post. “Is America...
  • Army launches probe over Arlington National Cemetery remains (8 bodies in one grave)

    12/03/2010 7:34:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/03/10 | Jade Walker
    Army launches probe over Arlington National Cemetery remainsBy Jade Walker – 1 hr 51 mins ago The U.S. Army has opened a criminal investigation at Arlington National Cemetery after the cremated remains of eight people were dumped into a single grave, The Washington Post reported. The urns were discovered last October in a grave site marked "Unknown," even though cemetery records showed that only one set of remains was to be buried there. Since then, Army investigators have positively identified three of the remains and notified the families, USA Today reported. Officials are still trying to identify the other remains....
  • Security protest could disrupt Thanksgiving travel

    11/22/2010 8:17:30 AM PST · by FS11 · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11-21-10 | MICHAEL TARM
    Another participating organization called "We Won't Fly" features a blurb at the top of its website that says, "Jam TSA checkpoints by opting out until they remove the porno-scanners." Organizer James Babb of Eagleville, Pa., agreed many travelers would see the pat-down as equally intrusive or more so. But he's still recommending the pat-down because, he says, it would create more disruption and send a stronger message. "They won't have the manpower to reach into everyone's crotch," he said.
  • Say 'I Opt Out' of Airport Scanners on National Opt Out Day, November 24

    11/18/2010 8:44:23 AM PST · by FS11 · 268 replies · 1+ views
    Airport Business News ^ | 11-15-10 | AirportBusiness.com
    "Not only are these porno scanners a gross violation of individual privacy," said boycott co-founder George Donnelly, "they're also a threat to the health of millions of passengers and ineffective as well. The goal of the demonstrations is to urge Americans to exercise their legal right to 'opt out' of the scan." If you have to fly on November 24, We Won't Fly urges you to opt out of the new scanners for your own health and privacy. Say "I opt out!" Be prepared for delays and intimate TSA "patdowns." If you're not flying on November 24, We Won't Fly...
  • Opinion: 'National Opt-Out Day' a revolt against TSA pat downs

    11/18/2010 6:42:34 AM PST · by FS11 · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-18-10 | Cathy A Montville Cathy A Montville
    Need to travel, particularly for the upcoming holidays? Is flying the only way to get there? Are you OK with TSA subjecting you to a full-body scan? If the answer is no -- you can participate in a protest Nov. 24 during National Opt-Out Day. Brian Sodegren wants travelers to pass on the scan at airports everywhere. He urges fliers instead to go for TSA's upgraded body pat down in full view of other people. Is the TSA going too far with invasive screening? Just Say No to TSA Groping
  • TSA Opt-Out Day, Now with a Superfantastic New Twist!

    11/17/2010 4:11:06 PM PST · by FS11 · 108 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | November 14, 2010 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    November 24th, as many of you already know, is National Opt-Out Day, when airline passengers should refuse to submit themselves to those privacy-invading, genital-picture-taking, radiation-delivering back-scatter imaging machines now installed at many American airports. By telling the TSA agents in charge that you "opt-out" out of the back-scatter (at which point, the TSA agents, if my experience is typical, will yell, "We got an opt-out!," causing everyone standing on the TSA Checkpoint Coiled Line of Death to look at you funny), you will be subjecting yourself to a fairly thorough frisking, as detailed in this post. But I believe that...
  • National Politburo Radio

    10/23/2010 8:55:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/10 | Ellen Ratner
    In the fury of the firing of Juan Williams much of the tenor of what is happening at NPR is being overlooked. His firing is completely outrageous but it is a symptom of a larger problem at the news organization. NPR is saying that Juan Williams crossed a line with his opinion. I have been covering The White House since 1993, and I have heard plenty of opinion. Most of it has not made it into print or on air, but journalists are human and they have opinions, hopes and fears. Most consumers of news, I think, would rather know
  • Slain Texas National Guardsman Lived In Mexico (gunned down in Juarez)

    10/23/2010 10:41:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    KRIS TV ^ | 10/22/10
    Slain National Guardsman Lived In MexicoUpdated: Oct 22, 2010 12:56 PM JUAREZ,MEXICO - The Texas National Guard now says a private first class killed in Mexico was actually in the neighborhood where he lived. Jose Hernandez-Ramirez ignored warnings from his superiors and not only crossed into Mexico, he lived there with the rest of his family. He and another man were gunned down in the street. At the time of the shooting, Hernandez was not on duty or in uniform. According to the National Guard Hernandez was a full-time student in El Paso, but so far none of the colleges...
  • National GOP takes aim at Tim Walz(D-Mn)

    10/09/2010 5:05:49 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 10/8/2010 | By Heather J. Carlson
    Republican congressional candidate Randy Demmer unveiled his first TV ad as national Republicans announced plans to sink big money into the race in hopes of knocking off Democrat Tim Walz. The National Republican Congressional Committee is spending $85,000 on the TV ads through its coordinating campaign funds. The NRCC's independent expenditure arm also plans to pump another $102,000 into campaign ads in the 1st Congressional District starting today. Meanwhile, Walz's campaign has sent an e-mail asking supporters to raise $100,000 to counter GOP ads. Demmer's first ad blasts Walz for voting in favor of the stimulus bill, health care reform...
  • National Debt Oct 1, 2009 $11,920,519,164,319.42 National Debt Sep 30,2010 $13,561,623,030,891.79

    10/01/2010 9:42:22 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 30 replies
    Treasury Direct ^ | October 1, 2010 | steelers6
    It grew by nearly $100 billion on last day of fiscal year, According to Treasury Direct it grew by $1.64 Trillion in the last year. Date Debt Held by the Public Intragovernmental Holdings Total Public Debt Outstanding 09/29/2010 8,963,900,445,439.19 4,502,371,965,926.43 13,466,272,411,365.62 09/30/2010 9,022,808,423,453.08 4,538,814,607,438.71 13,561,623,030,891.79
  • A Memory Upgrade for America

    08/29/2010 9:14:30 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 2 replies · 1+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 08-30-10 | stolinsky
    Recently I upgraded the memory on my computer. It runs Windows Vista and was slow with only 1 gigabyte of memory. I had been told that 2 gigabytes were the minimum for optimum function, but I was lazy. Inertia is a property of matter, but regrettably it is also a property of people. Finally I upgraded the memory to 2 gigabytes. Everything is faster, including word processing and Web surfing. Human beings are not computers − except for bureaucrats, that is. But if we stumble along with inadequate memory, everything we do is less efficient. In particular, our knowledge of...
  • Three arrests, no violence at National Socialist rally (A few more RATS go to jail!)

    08/14/2010 9:56:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Knox News ^ | 8/14/10 | Matt Lakin
    Three arrests, no violence at National Socialist rallyBy Matt Lakin Knoxville News Sentinel Updated August 14, 2010 at 10:23 p.m. Swastikas flew on the courthouse lawn Saturday as National Socialists marched through downtown for a rally against illegal immigration. "This is part of our Stand in The South," said Jeff Schoep, commander of the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement. "It's about the survival of America." About 50-60 members of the NSM made the march from Market Square to the courthouse on Main Street, past heckling from more than 100 counter-protesters and surrounded by 400-500 police. "Nazis, go home!" the hecklers shouted....
  • DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN; Does it make a difference?

    08/12/2010 7:24:36 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 12 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-12-10 | WebToday
    WEBTODAY-- Since 1913 we have been transitioning to National Socialism and losing our freedoms bit by bit. Things are now so far gone that about the only difference between Democrats and Republicans is the rate of change. Full transition to National Socialism will be complete under the Democrats in about 10-15 years and under the Republicans in about 25-30 years. Paul Owen contends that the forces of destruction and corruption are so well entrenched you cannot fix the situation by simply throwing the "Bums" out. Throwing the "Bums" won't work because the "Bums" no longer run our country. Electing a...
  • National debt, budget deficit exploding; Treasury commemorates beginning of Ramadan

    08/11/2010 6:55:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    washington examinier ^ | 8/11/10 | Mark Tapscott
    Well, I certainly felt more confident and hopeful about America’s financial future after reading this online news release from the U.S. Treasury Department. How about you? Treasury Department Statement Marking the Beginning of Ramadan August 11, 2010 TG-824 Treasury Department Statement Marking the Beginning of Ramadan WASHINGTON – As Muslims in the United States and around the world begin their observance of Ramadan, the U.S. Department of the Treasury recognizes the importance of this period of intense devotion, reflection and charitable giving. Charitable giving and philanthropy are core American values,
  • Students at Lincoln Memorial Told to Stop Singing National Anthem

    08/10/2010 8:26:54 AM PDT · by nmh · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/9/10 | Todd Starnes
    A group of high school students attending a conservative leadership conference in Washington, D.C. said they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem during a June 25 visit to the Lincoln Memorial. “They told them to stop singing,” said Evan Gassman, a spokesman for the Young America’s Foundation. “I was taken aback. You wouldn’t expect a display of national patriotism to be censored." ... “If their idea of civil disobedience is singing the national anthem, then so be it,” Gassman said. “Let them disobey.” The crime was "singing it loudly".
  • First woman to head major US intelligence agency

    08/09/2010 11:57:57 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    ap ^ | Aug 9 | KIMBERLY DOZIER
    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) -- Letitia A. Long became the first woman director of a major U.S. intelligence agency Monday, taking her post as chief of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at a ceremony at the agency's half-built, high-tech campus in Springfield, Va....
  • Students at Lincoln Memorial Told to Stop Singing National Anthem

    08/09/2010 6:48:13 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/9/10 | Todd Starnes
    A group of high school students attending a conservative leadership conference in Washington, D.C. said they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem during a June 25 visit to the Lincoln Memorial.
  • NJ man gunned down at anti-violence block party

    08/04/2010 9:50:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 4, 2010
    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man attending a block party as part of the National Night Out anti-crime initiative was shot and killed in New Jersey's third-largest city. Paterson police say 39-year-old Robert Godfrey was shot in the head while arguing with another man on a crowded street Tuesday.
  • Missionaries of the Ax

    07/24/2010 12:28:23 AM PDT · by RJR_fan · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Vision ^ | March 3, 2010 | Bojidar Marinov
    Located in the very heart of modern-day Germany, in the province of Hesse, is a small humble town of only 15,000 inhabitants. In the middle of that town stands an imposing old cathedral built in the 12th-14th centuries of reddish stone. Situated in front of that cathedral is the statue of a man in a monk’s garb on a stump of a freshly felled oak, with a huge Saxon ax in his hand. The humble town is Fritzlar, called Gaesmere in ancient times. It is known in Germany as the birthplace of two beginnings: Here began the Christianization of Germany,...
  • UK: National census to be axed after 200 years

    07/10/2010 1:39:18 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/9/2010 | Christopher Hope
    Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, said the Census, which takes place every 10 years, was an expensive and inaccurate way of measuring the number of people in Britain. Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister Instead, the Government is examining different and cheaper ways to count the population more regularly, using existing public and private databases, including credit reference agencies. It will represent a historic shift in the way that information about the nation’s population, religion and social habits is gathered. The suggestion is likely to be approved by Cabinet next week. It will be too late to prevent the...
  • Town hall meeting on national debt is a reality check for Dallas-area residents

    06/27/2010 10:49:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    dallas moring news ^ | 6/27/10 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Several hundred Dallas-area residents gathered Saturday for an all-day brainstorming session about the ballooning national debt. They sweated. They scratched their heads, jotted notes and haggled. They made tough choices and in the end, like Congress itself, many came up short. Frank Reister discussed options with his table Saturday at the AmericaSpeaks town hall meeting on the national debt. Reister thought the choices subtly led people toward protecting entitlement programs. Table 29, for instance, tried earnestly for hours. They got about halfway to the goal of trimming the deficit by $1.2 trillion.
  • No Drones Yet

    06/11/2010 2:10:02 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 12 replies · 289+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | June 11, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Inquiring minds want to know. Has the White House responded to any requests made by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to help secure her state's border against illegal immigration and narco-terrorism, like with a couple more OH-58 helicopters or a few unmanned aerial vehicles, more affectionately known in some circles as Predator UAVs? Well, no. "We have had no specific response from the administration on any of our proposals..."
  • Report from the Republican National Jewish Coalition Summer Event

    06/07/2010 10:36:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 20+ views
    I had the pleasure of attending the Summer Bash that the Republican Jewish Coalition held last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. There was a powerful speaking line up that (among others)included talk show host Dennis Praeger, actor-statesman John Voight, Congresswoman Michelle Bachman, (former) Congressman Norm Coleman, and Karl Rove. A very moving evening with some wonderful speeches. If there was one message that seemed to resonate with all the speakers was that the next election may very well be the most important of our generation. My own personal bias was that Karl Rove was the most fascinating person of...
  • Washington National Cathedral Ponders Sale of Rare Books

    06/05/2010 6:40:17 AM PDT · by tellw · 22 replies · 431+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2010 | Anne Gowen
    Over the past two years, economic hard times have loomed as large at Washington National Cathedral as the Gothic spires that grace the city's skyline. The cathedral has slashed its budget from $27 to $13 million, outsourcing its gift shop operation and shuttering its popular greenhouse and its continuing education college for clergy. Three rounds of layoffs have reduced the staff from 170 to 70, including, at the end of this month, the cathedral's conservator and the liturgist who oversaw the April memorial service for civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height.
  • Both national party committees spend big chunks on fancy meals, hotels, travel

    04/22/2010 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 151+ views
    wapo ^ | 4/22/10 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    Both the national Democratic and Republican party committees spend about two-thirds of the money they take in on the care and comfort of committee staffs and on efforts to raise more funds, with lavish spending on limousines, expensive hotels, meals and tips, an analysis of the latest financial disclosure data shows.
  • Solitary Confinement

    04/07/2010 8:12:18 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 9 replies · 538+ views
    Controversial real-time event shows how 3 volunteers handle a week in the hole.
  • Obama to Limit Potential Uses of Nuclear Weapons

    04/06/2010 8:40:33 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 48 replies · 856+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | 4/6/2010 | AP / Fox News
    The Obama administration is locking up the country's nuclear weapons for all but the most "extreme circumstances," pledging in a new policy not to develop new nuclear weapons and to limit the use of the ones in storage -- even for self defense. The new strategy stops short of declaring the United States will never be the first to launch a nuclear attack. But officials said the goal is to move toward a policy where the "sole purpose" of nuclear weapons is to deter or respond to a nuclear attack. And Obama, in an interview with The New York Times,...
  • Uh oh: US and UK sovereign debt might lose AAA status

    03/15/2010 12:43:32 PM PDT · by ksm1 · 7 replies · 200+ views
    Frontier Outlook ^ | March 15, 2010
    Bloomberg headline: “U.S., U.K. Move Closer to Losing Rating, Moody’s Says.” Watch out. But then again, is this really anything new? Notable quotes: The governments of the two economies must balance bringing down their debt burdens without damaging growth by removing fiscal stimulus too quickly, Pierre Cailleteau, managing director of sovereign risk at Moody’s in London, said in a telephone interview. Under the ratings company’s so-called baseline scenario, the U.S. will spend more on debt service as a percentage of revenue this year than any other top-rated country except the U.K., and will be the biggest spender from 2011 to...
  • Top 5 reasons to oppose the national ID card

    03/10/2010 6:18:19 AM PST · by aquapub · 60 replies · 1,280+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3-10-10 | Robert Moon
    There is a new national ID card being proposed in the Senate as part of the left's latest attempt to import 15 million new Democrat voters (illegal immigrants) that will contain the fingerprints and other personal information of the person it belongs to.
  • One step away from the Mark of the Beast

    03/09/2010 3:24:21 PM PST · by publius321 · 134 replies · 1,264+ views
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | March 9, 2010 | by MrArbitrage
    The judgment of this guy is just absolutely astounding. According to The Wall Street Journal, Lindsey Graham is working on some new legislation: All legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information. Why not just go for the required embedding into the hands and forehead Lindsey? Anyone with even a morsel of sense could see that's where you're going! Good Lord, these RINOs are as stupid as they are incompetent. That's actually paying Lindsey a -compliment- because if he isn't incompetent, he is diabolical. This just confirms that these RINOs MUST go....
  • Great at Athletics, Not at Anthems (U.S. Gold Medalists Can't/Won't Sing the National Anthem)

    02/20/2010 7:37:58 AM PST · by tellw · 68 replies · 2,289+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 20, 2010 | David Biderman
    'Oh, Say, Can You See, by the...Um...Help!' They can ski down steep slopes at lightning speeds, perform quad spins on ice and do backflips on halfpipes, so how's this for a new, novel Olympic challenge: Singing your country's national anthem on the medal stand. A scant 21.2% of gold-medal winners in these Games actually sang their entire national anthem, with an additional 18.2% mustering bits and pieces while mumbling or entirely missing other parts, according to a Wall Street Journal study of 33 winners through Thursday's events. Six Americans were part of this assessment and only one, snowboarder Seth Wescott,...
  • National Enquirer Now Legit, According to Pulitzer Prize Board

    02/19/2010 4:05:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 564+ views
    abc ^ | 2/19/10 | SHEILA MARIKAR and RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    The National Enquirer is now legit, according to the Pulitzer Prize Board. The body behind journalism's most prestigious award conceded Thursday that the self-proclaimed tabloid can compete with mainstream news outlets for its prizes. Because it broke the story about former presidential candidate John Edwards's mistress and love child, the Enquirer's staff is eligible for the Pulitzer in two categories: "Investigative Reporting" and "National News Reporting." "We'll see what happens," National Enquirer executive editor Barry Levine said today. "We want to see now that the Pulitzer people review our submission and we expect, obviously, that there's going to be tremendous...
  • Clemson students, faculty to discuss climate change during National Teach-In

    02/02/2010 7:57:44 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 10 replies · 419+ views
    www.clemson.edu ^ | 02/02/10 | www.clemson.edu
    CLEMSON — Clemson University will join hundreds of other colleges, universities and schools around the nation Thursday, Feb. 11, in the National Teach-In on Climate Change.
  • Chinese national arrested for manipulating fingerprints to enter Japan

    12/09/2009 9:01:42 PM PST · by Flavius · 4 replies · 481+ views
    mainich ^ | 12/7/09 | mainich
    A Chinese national who is believed to have manipulated her fingerprints to slip past Japan's fingerprint identification system has been arrested for violating the Immigration Control Law, the Metropolitan Police Department's Organized Crime Control Bureau announced on Monday.
  • Sarah Palin: I Want to Play a Major Role in National Politics, 'If People Will Have Me'

    11/17/2009 9:45:07 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 42 replies · 1,872+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2009 | By ALAN B. GOLDBERG and KATIE N. THOMSON
    Sarah Palin may be mum about her presidential ambitions, but the former GOP vice presidential candidate is opening up about her campaign experiences and has some harsh words for President Obama. In an interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters, Palin, whose book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," lands on bookshelves Tuesday, said she would give the president a mere four for his job performance on a scale of one to 10. "There are a lot of decisions being made that I -- and probably the majority of Americans -- are not impressed with right now," said Palin, the former governor...
  • Rocco's Modern Life (Obama's NEA Chair - Ultra Moron)

    10/27/2009 12:33:25 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies · 476+ views
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 10/27/09 | Scott Johnson
    Rocco Landesman is President Obama's handpicked chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Last week he gave the keynote address to the 2009 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference. Those of us concerned about the politicization of life and art in the Age of Obama will not be consoled by a reading of Landesman's speech. The speech bears examination in its entirety, but Landesman's tribute to Obama is especially worth a look: This is the first president that actually writes his own books since Teddy Roosevelt and arguably the first to write them really well since Lincoln. If you accept...
  • Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency… But Won’t Inoculate Daughters

    10/24/2009 6:15:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 1,778+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 24, 2009 | Jim Hoft
    Waiting in line for health care. Some of the 1,200 people who braved rain and 39 degree (3 degrees Celcius) temperatures queue to receive a free H1N1 flu vaccine at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago October 24, 2009. (Reuters) Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency today. Over 1,000 people have died from the swine flu in the US this year. The AP reported: President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients. The...
  • President Obama declares national emergency over swine flu pandemic; but why?

    10/24/2009 4:38:41 PM PDT · by opentalk · 71 replies · 3,287+ views
    NaturalNews ^ | October 24, 2009 | Mike Adams
    According to the CDC, swine flu infections have already peaked, and the pandemic is on its way out. Peak infection time was the middle of October, where one in five U.S. children experienced the flu, says the CDC. Out of nearly 14,000 suspected flu cases tested during the week ending on October 10, 2009, 99.6% of those were influenza A, and the vast majority of those were confirmed as H1N1 swine flu infections. Even though the H1N1 pandemic appears to have peaked out, U.S. President Barack Obama has now declared a national emergency over swine flu infections. The reasoning behind...
  • Obama Declares H1N1 Flu 'National Emergency'

    10/24/2009 11:19:03 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 56 replies · 2,114+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/09 | AP/Fox News
    President Obama signed a proclamation declaring the H1N1 influenza a national emergency, giving doctors and medical facilities greater leeway in responding to the flu pandemic. Obama signed the declaration late Friday, which the White House said allows medical treatment facilities to better handle a surge in flu patients by waiving federal requirements on a case-by-case basis. "The foundation of our national approach to the H1N1 flu has been preparedness at all levels -- personal, business, and government -- and this proclamation helps that effort by advancing our overall response capability," the White House said in a statement. In the proclamation,...
  • Obama's 'National Resource Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders'

    10/21/2009 8:58:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 596+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/09 | Timothy P. Carney
    This just came out to the HHS press list: DATE: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 FOR RELEASE: Immediately Contact: AoA Press Office (202) 357-3507 HHS to Create a National Resource Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced plans to establish the nation's first national resource center to assist communities across the country in their efforts to provide services and supports for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
  • Lawmakers to 'make public a national security threat on Capitol Hill'

    10/14/2009 11:20:07 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 18 replies · 1,832+ views
    thehill.com ^ | October 14, 2009 | Bob Cusack and Jordy Yager
    Three House Republicans are scheduled to hold a press conference on Wednesday morning to "make public a national security threat on Capitol Hill." Reps. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.) will hold a 10 a.m. press conference in the Capitol on the homeland security issue. The congressional daybook schedule does not provide further details. According to a source familiar with the issue, the press conference will focus on a non-profit group that has "known terrorist ties."
  • Remembering President Bush speaking after 9-11

    09/15/2009 7:04:48 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 3 replies · 401+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | 9-14-01 | President George W Bush
    The nation was truly comforted by the class and dignity of President Bush.
  • Third Wedding's a Charm for Denyce Graves -Touching Story

    09/14/2009 5:29:18 AM PDT · by Reagan69 · 6 replies · 1,317+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/14/2009 | Ellen McCarthy
    She was dumped by a boyfriend who no longer wished to follow her around the world. She found herself heartbroken and sick and finally went to a doctor who said he had news -- at 39, she was with child. Impossible, she replied: Throughout her previous 17-year marriage she tried repeatedly to get pregnant,