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  • NBA Seeking 1 Percent of Every Bet Made on Games If Gambling Legalized

    01/25/2018 10:53:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 1/24/18 | Joseph Zucker
    ....NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been open about his willingness to embrace the practice. He wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in 2014 in which he advocated for the legalization of sports betting. "In light of these domestic and global trends, the laws on sports betting should be changed," Silver said, citing sports betting’s popularity both among fans in the United States and throughout the world. "Congress should adopt a federal framework that allows states to authorize betting on professional sports....
  • Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda

    07/24/2017 7:47:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    AP ^ | 07-24-2017 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don't know what the party stands for. So they're trying to rebrand themselves with a new slogan and a populist new agenda as they look ahead to the 2018 midterms. It's called "A Better Deal" and House and Senate Democratic leaders are rolling it out Monday afternoon in Berryville, Virginia. They're intentionally traveling outside the Beltway, and into the district of one of the GOP House members they hope to defeat next year, Barbara Comstock. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, House Minority...
  • Iran says will only pay half price for new Boeing planes

    12/25/2016 11:11:07 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2016 | Staff
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting the deputy transport minister as saying that his county will only pay half of the announced price for 80 new Boeing planes, given the reductions in its purchasing options. According to the Sunday report, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan says that despite an initial $16.8 billion deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, "Regarding the style of our order and its options, the purchase contract for 80 Boeing aircraft is worth about 50 percent of the amount." He did not elaborate. Boeing has made no immediate comment. Iran announced earlier...
  • Gov. Scott Walker Is ‘Clear Frontrunner’ in Iowa, Expert Writes

    04/27/2015 12:04:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker appears to have an early edge in Iowa. Craig Robinson, founder and editor of, calls Walker the “clear frontrunner” following the weekend Faith and Freedom Coalition event in that state, which hosts the country’s first caucuses. A number of the potential GOP presidential candidates attended the summit and addressed an audience of Iowa voters. Sen. Marco Rubio delivered “one of the best-delivered speeches of the night,” Robinson writes. The political observer added that Sen. Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina got people talking. Fiorina “is going to be a surprise on caucus night if she keeps...
  • NO DEAL: Obama Rejects GOP’s Compromise Proposal of Short-Term Debt Limit Increase

    10/10/2013 3:36:03 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-10-2013 | Jason Howerton
    President Barack Obama rejected the GOP’s short-term debt limit plan because it does not also end the partial government shutdown, the New York Times reports. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reportedly left Thursday’s meeting at the White House with Obama without issuing a public comment to the press. Even though House Republicans softened their long-standing demands, Obama’s rejection isn’t entirely a shock given that Senate Democrats had already declared it unacceptable on Thursday. “Not going to happen,” declared Majority Leader Harry Reid, standing outside the White House after he and fellow Democrats met with President Barack Obama. Reid referred to...
  • Justice Dept. tries to cut Fast and Furious deal with Congress

    06/05/2012 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/12 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice told Republican House leadership in a Tuesday letter that it hopes to reach an agreement with congressional overseers on how much information about Operation Fast and Furious it is required to hand over. Congressional Republicans have threatened to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not fully complying with a 22-part subpoena served last October. The letter comes amid reports that House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has obtained evidence proving that senior Justice Department officials approved Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking tactics. The Justice Department letter was in response to a...
  • High Court Rejects Migron Deal

    03/25/2012 8:55:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/3/12 | Gil Ronen
    In a disappointing decision for nationalists, the High Court Sunday threw out a compromise deal between the government and the residents of Migron, and set a new deadline for the eviction of the residents. The three judge panel is headed by Supreme Court President Asher Grunis, and includes judges Miriam Naor and Salim Jubran. They gave the government until August 1 to evict the residents. "Now the petitioners are entitled to enjoy the fruits of the verdict," the judges wrote. "They have the right to see the ongoing disruption of their rights end. The public interest in enforcement of the...
  • Foreign Ministry: No Deal Possible Till Abbas Goes

    10/26/2011 11:24:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/11 | Gil Ronen
    The Foreign Ministry Wednesday issued a situation assessment to Israeli embassies worldwide that lambasts Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen) and says that an agreement between Israel and the PA "will not be possible as long as Abu Mazen leads the PA." The document comes on the heels of remarks by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman who labeled Abbas “the biggest obstacle to an agreement between the Palestinian Authority and us.” "It is clear today that chairman Abbas is motivated primarily by his will to leave behind a historic legacy and achieve personal gains," the document says. "In...
  • Boehner Says There's No Deal

    04/05/2011 11:45:51 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 94 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | April 5, 2011 | Staff
    House Speaker John Boehner says congressional leaders and President Barack Obama did not reach a budget agreement following a White House meeting. Boehner says Republicans are rallying behind a short-term cure. Obama met with Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the top House and Senate appropriators Tuesday in hopes of breaking an impasse in talks to set spending levels through the end of September. Without an agreement by Friday, the government would be forced to shut down. Boehner said he told Obama that House Republicans are preparing a short-term measure that would keep the government running for another week...
  • No deal on crucial issues as UN climate talks end

    10/09/2009 9:57:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 288+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/9/09 | Michael Casey - ap
    BANGKOK – The United States was heavily criticized Friday at the U.N. climate talks in Bangkok for failing to offer emission cuts or financing for developing countries — both considered crucial to reaching a global warming pact this year. The Bangkok talks ended just as it was announced that President Barack Obama had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, for among other things strengthening the U.S. role in combatting climate change. U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer said he hoped the award would spur progress when the U.S. delegation arrives in Copenhagen in December for crucial climate negotiations. Obama is...
  • Obama aide talked with governor; no deal discussed

    12/23/2008 2:07:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,286+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/23/08 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON – An internal review prepared for Barack Obama found his incoming chief of staff had multiple conversations with the Illinois governor's office, but said the talks did not involve any deal concerning whom the governor would appoint to replace Obama in the Senate. The report was released Tuesday as a transition official disclosed that Obama and two of his top aides, Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett, have been interviewed in connection with the federal investigation into Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The transition official, speaking on a condition of anonymity before the report's public release, also confirmed that Emanuel had been...
  • Russia to halt weapons if U.S. drops shield: report

    12/19/2008 1:05:37 AM PST · by james500 · 45 replies · 1,236+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/19/2008
    Russia will stop developing some strategic weapons if the United States drops plans for a missile shield in Europe, Interfax news agency quoted the commander of Russia's strategic missile forces as saying on Friday. "If Americans give up plans to deploy the third positioning region and other elements of the strategic missile defense system then certainly we will adequately respond to it," Colonel-General Nikolai Solovtsov said.
  • 'No deal' on Bush bail-out plan

    09/25/2008 2:56:53 PM PDT · by counterpunch · 215 replies · 8,020+ views
    Press Association ^ | September 25, 2008 | Press Association
    President George Bush's emergency meeting to solve the economic crisis in America failed to reach an agreement, a top senator involved has said. Senator Richard Shelby told reporters outside the White House that he did not believe there was an agreement and that the proposals by US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson constituted a "bad plan". Both presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama were taking part in the meeting after being invited by Mr Bush on Wednesday. The president has said a 700 billion dollar (£380bn) rescue plan needs to be agreed "immediately" if the United States is to avoid...
  • ACORN to Get Funded in the DEAL

    09/25/2008 7:21:27 PM PDT · by KCengineer · 244 replies · 10,217+ views
    Senator Lindsey Graham
    Senator Graham said on Greta that ACORN was going to get funds in the original deal. It will be a cold day in hell if those leftist crooks get my tax dollars.
  • Obama camp: Clinton not looking for a deal

    05/11/2008 5:42:12 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 26 replies · 110+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | May 11th, 2008 | Josh Levs and Jessica Rummel
    Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign rejected suggestions Sunday that Sen. Hillary Clinton is staying in the race in hopes of brokering some kind of agreement with the likely Democratic nominee. "I don't believe that Sen. Clinton is looking for a deal," Obama's chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, told "Fox News Sunday," when asked about suggestions she may want the Obama campaign's help retiring her campaign debt. "I don't think that's what this is about," he said. Last week, Obama sparked rumors that his campaign would pay off Clinton's campaign debts once he secured the nomination. "I'd want to have a...
  • Iran could halt fuel work only after talks: Vaeedi

    06/22/2006 5:13:31 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 144+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22JUN06 | Reuters
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran could stop enriching uranium "in the best case" only as a result of negotiations with major world powers, but not as a precondition for such talks, a senior Iranian official said on Thursday. It appeared to be the first time Tehran had hinted at the possibility of suspending nuclear fuel enrichment the West sees as an atomic bomb risk. But the insistence that suspension could only happen after talks was likely to be rejected. Javad Vaeedi, deputy head of Iran's national security council and of its nuclear negotiating team, said Tehran was taking its time to...
  • DeLay Offered Deal Before Indictment

    10/17/2005 1:45:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies · 5,682+ views
    DeLay Offered Deal Before Indictment 17 minutes ago A Texas prosecutor tried to persuade Rep. Tom DeLay to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and save his job as majority leader but DeLay refused, the congressman's attorney said Monday. Dick DeGuerin described such an effort in a letter to the prosecutor in the case, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle. DeLay has been indicted on conspiracy and money laundering charges in a Texas campaign finance investigation, both felonies. He was obligated to step aside under House Republican rules. "Before the first indictment you tried to coerce a guilty plea from Tom...
  • The Answer is in the Works

    05/10/2005 7:34:34 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 23 replies · 719+ views
    the national review ^ | 10 May 2005 | Byron York
    The Answer Is in the Works The real negotiations haven’t taken place yet. Today begins the fifth year of waiting for confirmation for some of President Bush's nominees to the federal courts of appeals. With the Senate reconvening on Capitol Hill, and Majority Leader Bill Frist preparing to use the "nuclear option" — or the "constitutional option" or "Byrd option," as it is also known — to end the standoff over Democratic filibusters, the outlines of a possible compromise solution are beginning to take shape. It's not the quick-and-dirty fix, recently floated in the press, in which both sides would...
  • PA offers new truce deal, Israel rejects the idea (Have they finally wised up?)

    09/16/2003 4:30:17 AM PDT · by Alouette · 50 replies · 259+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept. 16, 2003
    Yasser Arafat wants to reach a mutual truce with Israel, his national security adviser said Tuesday, but Israeli officials said the government would reject the offer outright. Brig. Gen. Jibril Rajoub, Arafat's national security adviser, said under a ceasefire, the Palestinians would halt all acts of violence in return for an Israeli agreement to end its military operations, including lifting blockades on Palestinian towns and villages. "We are ready to sit and we are ready to declare a general ceasefire, but there needs to be something mutual because without mutuality nothing will be achieved," Rajoub told Israel Radio. Rajoub did...