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  • Air Force Secretary: Transgender people should serve in military because ‘times change’

    12/12/2014 7:38:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    The Obama administration is signaling its support for transgender people to serve openly in the military, in the barracks of their choice. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James summarized the position, saying, "Times change." She told USA Today yesterday that the possibility of transgender service "is likely to come under review in the next year or so.” James, who never served in the military, was appointed to a Defense Department position in the Clinton administration before being tapped to lead a branch of the service by Barack Obama. “I don't believe this would be a positive step for military readiness...
  • Britain's first wild beaver for 500 years caught on camera

    01/22/2014 10:59:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 130 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | January 21, 2014 | Dion Dassanayake
    THE first wild beaver seen in 500 years in the UK was caught on film gnawing on a tree.
  • CURL: Be very wary of the mainstream media's new favorite Republican

    11/10/2013 6:23:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/10/2013 | Joseph Curl
    Is it just me, or does anyone else out there wonder why the mainstream media is gushing over Gov. Chris Christie? The Washington Post got all wee-weed up over his decisive win in New Jersey last week. The New York Times planted a big kiss on his chubby tookus. The networks in Manhattan all ran a variation of “Boy, this guy is really something, huh?” (snip) In coronating the rotund governor as the next sure-fire GOP presidential nominee in 2016, none of the mainstream media pointed out his stances on issues that they no doubt hate: Mr. Christie vetoed a...
  • Cantor: children of illegal immigrants should get U.S. citizenship

    02/11/2013 1:33:20 AM PST · by DangerZone · 98 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:04pm EST | Andy Sullivan
    A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months. Representative Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said Congress could make quick progress on immigration if lawmakers agreed to give citizenship to children - an idea he opposed when it came up for a vote in 2010 as the DREAM Act. "The best place to begin, I think, is with the...
  • Lower Gas Prices? NOPE! (Vanity)

    08/30/2012 2:12:17 PM PDT · by GregNH · 13 replies
    My Idea ^ | 8/30/2012 | Greg Goss
    Thinking about getting a campaign going at the gas pumps. It wouldn't take much to print this on Avery Labels and sticking them on gas pumps.I also have this in MS Word format if anyone wants it.
  • Is Rubio Eligible?

    07/31/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 320 replies
    Fred Thmpson America ^ | 07.31.12 | Sen Fred Thompson
    I would like to address an issue that is apparently of concern to a significant number of people. In my “Ask Fred” column, several people have expressed concern (some have been adamant and angry) that Marco Rubio should not be selected as the Vice Presidential nominee because he would not be eligible to be President, if the need arose. They contend that at least one of his parents were required at the time of his birth to have been a citizen for him to fulfill the constitutional requirement of eligibility, even though he was born on American soil.
  • Police: 61-year-old arrested for prostitution

    06/07/2012 11:11:18 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 56 replies
    Fox News - DFW ^ | Jun 05, 2012 | Alice Wolke
    FORT WORTH, Texas - An undercover Fort Worth police officer arrested a Fort Worth homeowner Monday for allegedly engaging in prostitution. Vice officers investigating a neighborhood complaint arrested 61-year-old Wanda Lancaster in her house on Sunnybank Drive in north Fort Worth. According to a police report, Lancaster advertised as an escort on several web sites like fwweekly.com and dallas.backpage.com. The report says the undercover officer made an appointment and met Lancaster at her home about 3 p.m.
  • Obama: George Clooney and Me Are ‘Dope and Hope’

    05/11/2012 10:08:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Obama: George Clooney and Me Are ‘Dope and Hope’ By CNSNews.com Staff May 11, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - At fundraiser dinner at the Hollywood home of actor George Clooney on Thursday night, President Barack Obama joked that he and the actor were “Dope and Hope.” “It was wonderful,” Obama said, “walking through the house, and the famous ‘Hope’ poster from the 2008 campaign--people don't realize that the photograph of me is actually me sitting next to George, because George had come into D.C. to advocate on behalf of Darfur and to make sure that we were doing the right thing for...
  • Can Obama Run on His Foreign-Policy Record?

    05/03/2012 8:01:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Hoover Institute ^ | May 2, 2012 | Fouad Ajami
    <p>In a speech at New York University last week, Vice President Joe Biden laid out the case for the Democratic ticket's re-election: "Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive."</p> <p>Good riddance to bin Laden. That our Navy SEALs killed him is the settlement of an account overdue. The commander in chief who authorized and oversaw that operation deserves his satisfaction—and the country grants it to him. But the public will draw its own subtle line on the exploitation of that event, and it will not abide the SEALs' bravery being used as a campaign prop.</p>
  • Romney should pick Graham for VP(Barf alert)

    04/11/2012 2:39:03 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 59 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | Denny Freidenrich
    Now that the GOP presidential primaries effectively are over, it's on to Tampa for Mitt Romney and the Republicans. The only question up for grabs now is, who will the presumptive nominee select as his running mate? My pick is Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, but more about that later. Geography and ideology have played important, but not always critical, roles in naming vice presidential running mates. It didn't matter much to George W. Bush that his pick, former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, was from Wyoming. Ditto for Barack Obama. He chose the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee chair Joe...
  • Another Newt Gingrich 'comeback' on the horizon?

    02/16/2012 3:23:16 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/15/2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    GINGRICH: No. It just means that we're going to have to pick up all those delegates in late May, just before the California primary, when we hope to pick up more delegates out here. That still means that on super-Tuesday, we're looking at Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, we're looking at Ohio. It means the week after super- Tuesday, we're looking at Alabama and Mississippi. Now, we have hopes that we're going to keep picking up delegates everywhere and continue. This race is going on for a long time, I think. And what Texas moving back means, combined with California being in...
  • A Perry Comeback?

    10/15/2011 8:45:54 PM PDT · by Clairity · 152 replies
    National Review ^ | Oct 15, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Here is the Rick Perry comeback plan: Wow voters with specific jobs-policy proposals, and then charm them, one handshake at a time. When Perry skyrocketed in the polls after entering the race, he did so thanks to his reputation of being a conservative governor who had an astounding job-creation record to tout in our era of persistently high unemployment. But after several debate missteps (most notably, saying that those who disagreed with him on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants had no heart) and a relentless barrage of attacks from the Romney campaign that highlighted his flirtation with dramatically changing the...
  • Prosecution Won’t Seek Death Sentence for Fogel Murderer

    10/05/2011 6:03:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/11 | Elad Benari
    The prosecution does not plan on asking for a death sentence for Amjad Awad, who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the horrific murders of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar last March. According to a report on Israel’s Channel 10 News, the military prosecution and the defense have reached an agreement, according to which Awad will be sentenced to five life sentences in prison. The report stated that in order to impose a death penalty, unanimous support of all the judges in the panel is required. The prosecution previously attempted to impose a death sentence on a Palestinian...
  • Official Ojai Valley Taxidermy TV Commercial

    09/27/2011 8:45:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 14, 2011 | ojaivalleytaxidermy
    http://www.ojaitaxidermy.com Commercial created by YouTube sensations Rhett and Link as part of "commercial kings"http://www.ifc.com/rhett-link/episodes/taxidermy-comedy.php
  • White House: Nope, Obama has no regrets about singling out Paul Ryan for criticism at his fundraiser

    04/15/2011 3:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/15/11 | Allahpundit
    On the one hand, what he said last night about Ryan was a light jab compared to the roundhouses Ryan was throwing at him after Wednesday’s speech. On the other hand, Ryan started swinging in the first place only because he showed up to that speech thinking it’d be a call for common ground on deficit reduction and found that it was a campaign stemwinder aimed at ambushing him and the GOP. Imagine his surprise to find that Bambi, elected as a healing force of post-partisan pragmatism, is willing to turn into Godzilla when there’s an electoral opportunity in front...
  • BREAKING ON FOX - MUBARAK TO STEP DOWN! [FALSE]

    01/28/2011 2:37:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies
    1-28-11 | Fox News
    SHEP JUST REPORTED....
  • Do you think there are any such things as "moderate" or "peace loving" muslims?

    09/12/2010 7:40:05 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 159 replies
    There are lots of "lukewarm" Christians. (Rev. 3:16) These are Christians who go whichever way the wind blows. They don't want to make waves. This is a characteristic of human nature and something we all must guard against (as Christians). But seeing as how many Christians are lukewarm (vote democrat, embrace homosexuals [viz. Episcopalians]), would it follow that there are many muslims who similarly don't uphold Islam's murderous tenets?
  • Huckabee says polling shows he's best Republican to take on Obama in 2012

    06/27/2010 10:55:34 AM PDT · by HospiceNurse · 133 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/27/10 | Eric Zimmermann
    Mike Huckabee said Sunday he's the strongest Republican to take on President Obama in 2012. "I end up leading a lot of the polls," the former Arkansas governor told "Fox News Sunday." "I’m the Republican that clearly at this point does better against Obama than any other Republican." Huckabee said he hasn't made up his mind about running, but suggested he's strongly considering it. “I haven’t closed the door. I think that would be foolish on my part, especially when poll after poll shows that there is strong sentiment out there," he said.
  • Wow Chicago Eliminated In First Round!

    10/02/2009 8:26:44 AM PDT · by Williams · 318 replies · 19,161+ views
    10/2/09
    That's it Folks wow Chicago tossed out in the FIRST round!
  • Mitt Romney tweets - Follow Romney on Twitter

    07/16/2009 10:32:41 AM PDT · by jacobny · 90 replies · 1,432+ views
    Follow @MittRomney on Twitter http://bit.ly/vSRdm The official Romney twitter. Follow Mitt for his daily reads, updates and announcements.
  • Having Daughters Rather Than Sons Makes You More Liberal

    05/19/2009 7:01:53 PM PDT · by steve-b · 69 replies · 1,809+ views
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 5/19/09 | Andrew Gelman
    In remarkable research, the sociologist Rebecca Warner and the economist Ebonya Washington have shown that the gender of a person's children seems to influence the attitudes and actions of the parent. Warner (1991) and Warner and Steel (1999) study American and Canadian mothers and fathers. The authors' key finding is that support for policies designed to address gender equity is greater among parents with daughters. This result emerges particularly strongly for fathers. Because parents invest a significant amount of themselves in their children, the authors argue, the anticipated and actual struggles that offspring face, and the public policies that tackle...
  • Christopher Buckley: The Audacity of Nope

    03/01/2009 5:38:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies · 2,610+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 1, 2009 | Christopher Buckley
    One feels almost unpatriotic, entertaining negative thoughts about Obama’s grand plan. But it is far from clear that spending oceanic sums of money is the right corrective. That was, as Tom Lehrer would say, the week that was. President Obama gave his first State of the Union speech. Governor Jindal gave his first and possibly last Republican response. The President presented a $3.6 trillion budget, and announced that we are getting out of Iraq but not really. And Rush Limbaugh gave—as he put it, fun intended—his first nationally televised address to the nation. Hold on—there’s a typo in that paragraph....
  • Spike Lee: Obama Is 'Pre-Deortained'

    10/28/2008 6:27:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies · 1,054+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    B.C. and A.D? Get with it, old man. It's B.B./A.B. now. And George W. might have been "misunderestimated" as he engaged in "strategery." But that's so, like, yesterday. Barack Obama is "pre-deortained." By whom? Spike Lee stopped short of saying it is God's hand at work. But he was clearly speaking in quasi-religous terms as he discussed The One on today's Morning Joe. View video here.
  • Pipe.

    10/20/2008 9:23:24 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 63 replies · 3,172+ views
    Pipe.
  • NOBAMA

    10/11/2008 3:27:38 PM PDT · by bboop · 9 replies · 1,258+ views
    self ^ | 10.11.08 | self
    Now my husband got into the act.
  • Rezko giving Obama up to federal prosecutors?

    10/10/2008 3:23:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 3,024+ views
    HillBuzz ^ | October 10, 2008
    The Sun Times today gave a major clue that Barack Obama will indeed go down with Tony Rezko, sooner rather than later. It looks as though Rezko is about to turn on Alexi Giannoulias, the 30-year old State Treasurer of Illinois (who was elected only because Obama backed him). Here’s where all the clues are…and then we’ll walk you through the local Chicago politics on how today’s hint by the Sun Times has us convinced, for the first time ever, that prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald could indeed send Barack Obama to jail. We need to repeat that: we never believed, until...
  • Halle Berry is the sexiest woman alive

    10/08/2008 9:58:10 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 47 replies · 1,567+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Oct 8th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Esquire magazine has named Halle Berry as the sexiest woman alive in its November issue. “I don’t know exactly what it means, but being 42 and having just had a baby, I think I’ll take it,” says Berry.
  • Are Black Lips Hot or Not? (Poll: Black lipstick sexy?)

    08/21/2008 11:28:06 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 54 replies · 2,762+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Aug 21st, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Black lips, reminiscent of the dark 90s, emerged at the YSL, Giles, and Luella Fall/Winter ‘09 fashion shows. Black lipstick showcases the magic power of decadent Goth aesthetics, along with the potential to be elegant and sophisticated, when applied correctly.
  • Vanity/Question: Did Obama serve any time in the (U. S.) armed forces?

    05/09/2008 6:51:09 AM PDT · by Mach9 · 104 replies · 640+ views
    Several days ago, on one of the Fox News nonprimes (possibly the Kelly/Hemmer 5:00 election show), a brand new Obama-declared super-delegate (sorry, I didn't get her name or state!) announced in answer to a question about BO's elitism that he could hardly be considered elite because he went through Columbia & Harvard on the G. I. Bill. This wasn't challenged. I've found no reference to BO's military service anywhere, nor can I imagine how the G. I. Bill could have helped him otherwise.
  • A bipartisan call to draft Newt Gingrich (Do You Feel a Draft?)

    01/31/2008 9:33:57 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 61 replies · 122+ views
    WND ^ | 31 Jan 2008 | Perry Atkinson and Bob Just
    If the primary season reveals no decisive front-runner, and if conservative delegates head toward the GOP convention with the nagging feeling that our best candidate wasn't in the race, we urge them to consider acting on what so many Republicans and Reagan Democrats are thinking. Drafting Newt Gingrich is a real solution to the current leadership problem. Even as a vice presidential choice, Gingrich would solidify the ranks and reinforce the GOP's position as the party of bold ideas, but as a presidential choice he could bring about a truly needed Second Reagan Revolution.
  • Condiacs hoping for a vice presidential nod for Condoleezza Rice

    01/20/2008 9:20:28 PM PST · by jdm · 23 replies · 44+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Jan. 21, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    AS DEMOCRATS revel in the riches of diversity, they must also wonder at the cosmic alignment that produced both a minority and a woman as viable candidates. A bonanza on the one hand; a bit of bad luck on the other. Someone, after all, has to lose. Why couldn't it have been one or the other, but not both at once? Or best of all worlds, both in one person? Alas, Condi Rice is a Republican and she's still not running for President. That hasn't stopped Crystal Dueker, a 50-something volunteer from North Dakota, and Rich Holt, a 20-something African-American...
  • Bridge Hero Gets Offer: Paid Tuition (Tells Bush, "Nope")

    08/09/2007 8:08:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 45 replies · 2,861+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 8/7/07 | Ellen Barry
    Among the dozens of wrenching accounts to come out of the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, the actions of 20-year-old Jeremy Hernandez were a bright spot: [ . . . ] Mr. Hernandez had recently been forced to drop out of an automotive repair program because he could not afford the $15,000 tuition. [ . . . ] That has changed. On Saturday, Mr. Hernandez learned that Dunwoody College of Technology had offered him a full scholarship toward a degree in applied science. [ . . . ] When President Bush’s staff contacted him to request a...
  • Is the American Right ready for Rudy?

    02/20/2007 12:22:22 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 100 replies · 1,216+ views
    Guardian ^ | 02/10/07
    But that analysis may be too simple. In Delaware Giuliani is asked for the umpteenth time if his views on 'social issues' would be fatal to his presidential ambitions. 'I don't get to decide what the issues are. But they are not usually the ones you think they are going to be,' he says. He is right. National security will still be the overwhelming issue of 2008. Giuliani's strong credentials there could make up for weaknesses elsewhere. There are also signs that his problems with the conservatives could be overstated. First, their power is waning. In 2006's congressional elections the...
  • Romney dazzles on foreign policy

    01/28/2007 12:52:35 PM PST · by Obilisk18 · 107 replies · 1,608+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | Joel Mowbray
    Of all the speakers this past week at the Herzliya Conference, Israel’s premier counterterrorism and security gathering, no one dazzled ‘em like presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Other White House wannabes, including John McCain and John Edwards, also made appearances, but they spoke via satellite, whereas Romney was in the flesh. But that alone cannot explain the stark disparity in performance. As anyone who’s seen Romney knows, he cuts an impressive physical presence, he’s charming and can deliver a hokey line with the best of them. What I had not seen from him before, though, was any real indication that he...
  • Meet the Next President: George Allen stays the course

    09/26/2006 5:25:38 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 210 replies · 2,444+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Sept 19 | Bill Sammon
    HARDY, Va. - If Republicans decide to replicate the style and substance of President Bush when nominating a potential successor in 2008, they will likely choose another conservative named George. George Allen, that is, the junior senator from Virginia, who agrees with Bush on most major issues. On their few points of disagreement, such as immigration and campaign finance, Allen sides with the more conservative Republicans who will dominate primary election voting. “I like him very much — I consider him a friend,” Allen says of Bush in an interview with The Examiner. “And I know a lot of people...
  • Chernobyl Legacy

    04/28/2006 10:09:20 PM PDT · by KOZ. · 12 replies · 495+ views
    slate ^ | 4/2006 | Paul Fusco
    Chernobyl Legacy, by Paul Fusco.
  • Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' Voted Best Guitar Solo Ever

    03/27/2006 11:20:47 AM PST · by Cagey · 138 replies · 1,589+ views
    GigWise ^ | 3-26-2006
    Led Zeppelin’s classic ‘Stairway to Heaven’ has been voted the best guitar solo of all time.The rock behemoth fought off competition from Van Hallen’s ‘Eruption’ and Guns n Roses’ ‘Paradise City’ which were number two and three respectively. The list was based on 2,000 votes in a poll conducted by Total Guitar magazine. Magazine editor Stephen Lawson said: "Everyone loves to play air guitar when they hear the moment in a song where the guitarist rocks out." The full Top 10 is as follows:1. Led Zeppelin – ‘Stairway to Heaven’ 2. Van Halen – ‘Eruption’ 3. Guns N' Roses –...
  • How can I watch Fox News on internet?

    11/22/2005 3:13:32 PM PST · by Khashayar · 38 replies · 27,275+ views
    Nov 22 | self
    I'd like to know if there is any way to watch Fox News on internet like any other TV Channels that have live streaming. Any help/idea is very much appreciated!
  • (VANITY) The Greatest TV Sitcoms of All Time

    11/13/2005 12:23:06 AM PST · by Lancey Howard · 287 replies · 3,943+ views
    My television | November 13, 2005 | Lancey Howard
    In order, I rank the greatest TV sitcoms of all time like this: 1. I Love Lucy (the template for all sitcoms) 2. The Honeymooners 3. Seinfeld 4. Barney Miller 5. M.A.S.H. 6. Cheers 7. Taxi 8. The Andy Griffith Show 9. Hogan's Heroes 10. Gilligan's Island Honorable mention: All in the Family The Mary Tyler Moore Show Cosby The Odd Couple McHale's Navy The Phil Silvers Show Night Court Friends Gomer Pyle, USMC (early years) Family Matters (early years) Home Improvement The Beverly Hillbillies Three's Company The Jeffersons Happy Days Dick Van Dyke Coach Green Acres (NOTE: Omitted from...
  • Brace for the U.N. tax man

    10/11/2005 3:29:12 PM PDT · by mcar · 46 replies · 1,309+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 10/11/05 | James J. Na
    When I extolled the virtues of our federal system of government in a previous column ("Sovereignty, from sea to sea," Times op-ed, Sept. 21), I left out an unfortunate and pernicious side effect of having a government of multiple jurisdictions — taxes. Multiple layers of government, while encouraging balance of power and competing regulatory ideas, also mean multiple layers of taxation. In Seattle, this means the federal government, state government, King County and the city of Seattle all take their pick at one's paycheck, business, house, car and, of course, purchases of goods, including gasoline. The complexity and opaqueness of...
  • Bush Wants Right To Use Military If Bird Flu Hits

    10/04/2005 12:02:27 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 391 replies · 7,194+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/4/05
    WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush asked Congress on Tuesday to consider giving him powers to use the military to enforce quarantines in case of an avian influenza epidemic. He said the military, and perhaps the National Guard, might be needed to take such a role if the feared H5N1 bird flu virus changes enough to cause widespread human infection. "If we had an outbreak somewhere in the United States, do we not then quarantine that part of the country? And how do you, then, enforce a quarantine?" Bush asked at a news conference. "It's one thing...
  • FBI seeks expanded search powers

    04/05/2005 6:28:38 PM PDT · by tomball · 55 replies · 886+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 5, 2005 | NBC and News Services
    WASHINGTON - FBI Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday asked lawmakers to expand the bureau’s ability to obtain records without first asking a judge, and he joined Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in seeking that every temporary provision of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act be renewed. He also asked Congress to expand the FBI’s administrative subpoena powers, which allow the bureau to obtain records without approval or a judge or grand jury. "For many years, the FBI has had administrative subpoena authority for investigations of crimes ranging from drug trafficking to health care fraud to child exploitation," he stated. "Yet, when it...
  • Was George Bush Avoiding a Mandatory Drug Test by Skipping His Physical?

    09/10/2004 10:30:27 PM PDT · by grassboots.org · 71 replies · 1,570+ views
    Neither Random nor Mandatory Drug Testing Were Used in the military until 1981. Therefore President Bush was not likely avoiding tests that were not yet given. www.grassboots.org
  • Will Bush Lose Over Stem Cells?

    08/14/2004 6:59:15 AM PDT · by TomDoniphon68 · 33 replies · 675+ views
    Reason ^ | 8/13/04 | Ronald Bailey
    Three years ago President Bush made his first national television prime time address in August 2001 to the nation on the topic of human embryonic stem cells. Who would have thought that the controversy over little balls of a hundred or so cells might make the difference between another Bush Administration and a Kerry Administration? Yet it might well.   In 2001, Bush was attempting a political balancing act -- allowing research to go forward in this area while mollifying his pro-life political supporters. So Bush limited federal funding to only human embryonic stem lines that had been derived before...
  • WHITE HOUSE TO END DRUGS & TERROR ADS

    04/01/2003 1:21:59 PM PST · by Stew Padasso · 368 replies · 324+ views
    WHITE HOUSE TO END DRUGS & TERROR ADS Also Stops Study That Found Campaign Wasn't Working April 01, 2003 By Ira Teinowitz WASHINGTON (AdAge.com) -- The White House anti-drug office will end its controversial drugs-and-terror advertising campaign and, in a reversal, shift more of its $150 million budget toward children's media as it fights for Congress to extend the program another five years. The Office of National Drug Control Policy will also cease a polarizing $8 million annual study that found the ads aimed at youth were not working and that pitted the drug office against the Partnership for a...