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  • Breaking: Iraqi PM denies backing Obama's withdrawal plan

    07/20/2008 7:16:02 AM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 46 replies · 141+ views ^ | July 20, 2008 | Sun Yunlong
    BAGHDAD, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki denied that he has released statements backing a plan of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama which sets a timeframe for possible U.S. troops withdrawal from Iraq, the government's spokesman said on Sunday. Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement that Maliki's statements to German magazine Der Spiegel "have been misunderstood and mistranslated and were not conveyed accurately regarding the vision of Senator Barack Obama on the timeframe for U.S. forces withdrawal from Iraq."
  • Maliki: I Support Obama’s Withdrawal Timetable (W-T-* ALERT)

    07/19/2008 5:12:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies · 211+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/19/2008
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told a German magazine that he supports Barack Obama’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months of taking office. The apparent endorsement of a cornerstone of Obama’s foreign policy drew swift praise from the Obama camp. But the White House stressed that any timelines are contingent on “security gains” in the region. “U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months. That, we think, would be the right timeframe for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes,” al-Maliki told the magazine Der Spiegel. He said he wants U.S. troops to leave...
  • Cost of Government Day [consuming 53.9 percent of national income.......]

    07/16/2008 10:22:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 218+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Grover Norquist
    Cost of Government Day By Grover Norquist This year Americans have worked until today, July 16, to pay for the total costs of federal, state and local government. This is 197 days of the year consuming 53.9 percent of national income. Over the past 22 years, in only four years (1982, 1983, 1991 and 1992) did Cost of Government Day fall later in the year. Federal spending will consume 83.7 days. State and local spending will consume 50.5 days effort. Federal regulations cost 4l.7 days and State regulations cost 20.9 days. The spending data is precise, the regulatory burdens are...
  • Green Party Taps McKinney (Cynthia McKinney nominated for US President)

    07/13/2008 9:38:08 AM PDT · by XR7 · 58 replies · 265+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/13/08 | Jake Tapper
    For those voters who think Ralph Nader and Bob Barr are too conventional, the Green Party this weekend named former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Georgia, its 2008 presidential nominee. At the Green Party's nominating convention Saturday in at the Chicago Symphony Center, McKinney received 313 out of 532 votes cast in the first round of balloting. "I am asking you to vote your conscience, vote your dreams, vote your future, vote Green," McKinney told the convention's 800 or so attendees. "A vote for the Green Party is a vote for the movement that will turn this country right-side-up again." McKinney, a...
  • Merkel warns Obama not to use landmark for 'electioneering'

    07/09/2008 12:26:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 112 replies · 461+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | July 9, 2008 | Deborah Cole
    BERLIN (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed a request by Barack Obama to give a speech this month before the Brandenburg Gate as inappropriate, her deputy spokesman said Wednesday. The conservative leader said that while she would be pleased to meet the US Democratic presidential hopeful, it would be wrong for him to hold a "campaign rally" at the historic symbol of German unity. "It is unusual to do electioneering abroad," spokesman Thomas Steg told reporters. "It is unusual to hold election rallies abroad. No German candidate for high office would even think of using the National Mall...
  • Senate Backs Wiretap Bill to Shield Phone Companies

    07/09/2008 1:05:04 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 108 replies · 490+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9 July 2008 | By ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — More than two and a half years after the disclosure of President’s Bush’s domestic eavesdropping program set off a furious national debate, the Senate gave final approval on Wednesday afternoon to broadening the government’s spy powers and providing legal immunity for the phone companies that took part in the wiretapping program. The plan, approved by a vote of 69 to 28, marked one of Mr. Bush’s most hard-won legislative victories in a Democratic-led Congress where he has had little success of late. And it represented a stinging defeat for opponents on the left who had urged Democratic leaders...
  • Jesse Ventura To Run for Senate

    07/09/2008 7:45:40 AM PDT · by Impy · 55 replies · 198+ views
    Politcal Punch ^ | 7-9-08 | Jake Tapper
    In an interview with NPR's David Welna that ran today former Gov. Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Ind-Minn., says he will run for Senate, challenging incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., whom Ventura defeated for governor in 1998, as well as Democratic nominee and former Saturday Night Live humorist Al Franken. Ventura, born Jim Janos, tells Welna that the main reason he's running is because of Coleman's support for the war in Iraq. "That's the reason I run," he says. "I run because it angers me...All you Minnesotans take a good hard look at all three of us. And you decide: if...
  • 'Obama found dead in shock accident' email being sent around

    07/05/2008 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Grig · 63 replies · 427+ views
    My spam filter grabs a non-spam email now and then and I've been monitoring what it does so I can adjust the settings and make sure it stops doing that. One of the spam I got last night had the title 'Obama found dead in shock accident'. I'm sure if it said 'Bush' or "McCain' instead of Obama conservatives would be up in arms about it, and so I hope also see this in the same light. I'm in Canada so I'm sure if this breaks a law or not up here. Have any of you in the USA received...
  • Obama Makes Huge Flip Flop on Iraq

    07/03/2008 3:53:16 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 8 replies · 63+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 3 July 08 | John Stephenson
    Of course he tries to doctor it all up with fancy phrase catches like "I've always maintained" etc, etc., but he is fooling no one on the right or the left. Why would he change the strongest position he has with the left at this stage in the game? “I’ve always said that the pace of withdrawal would be dictated by the safety and security of our troops and the need to maintain stability. That assessment has not changed,” he said. “And when I go to Iraq and have a chance to talk to some of the commanders on the...
  • Obama to Vets and Military Families: **** You! I'm Standing by Jodie Evans and Code Pink

    07/02/2008 10:32:22 PM PDT · by kristinn · 119 replies · 5,708+ views
    Thursday, July 3, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democratic presidential presumptive Sen. Barack Obama (IL) met with his terrorist supporting fundraiser, Jodie Evans, at a $5 million Hollywood fundraiser held last week at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion on Tuesday, June 24.In what can only be described as a big middle finger to the veterans and military families who have urged Obama to renounce Evans, Obama met with Evans and was photographed with her at the fundraiser.Evans is co-founder of the leftist anti-American group Code Pink. She and Code Pink have endorsed the terrorists in Iraq and have sent over $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid to "the other...
  • Obama: Redeemer or fraud?

    07/01/2008 3:51:10 PM PDT · by sasquatch57 · 21 replies · 329+ views
    The Aspen TImes ^ | 7/01/08 | Addison Gardner
    Last week the media’s celestial choir was interrupted by a couple of character eruptions that lifted Obama's messianic mantel and revealed Nike running togs and a gold Rolex.
  • Minneapolis church rebuked for dishonoring the name of Saint Joan of Arc

    06/28/2008 4:39:48 PM PDT · by poetbdk · 16 replies · 198+ views
    PRLog (Press Release) ^ | Jun 26, 2008 | Ben D. Kennedy
    Ben D. Kennedy of sends letter to Minneapolis St. Joan of Arc Church rebuking them for dishonoring the name of Saint Joan of Arc. Issued By: Jun 26, 2008 18:06:34 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 26, 2008 – In a letter sent to St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis author Ben D. Kennedy rebukes the church for dishonoring and disgracing the name of Saint Joan of Arc, the person for which the church is named. Joan of Arc is renowned in history as being one of the purest humans to ever live having dedicated...
  • Media Darling Flips And Flops Way To Center

    06/26/2008 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies · 368+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    "To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies." —Obama spokesman Bill Burton, Oct. 24, 2007 That was then: Democratic primaries to be won, netroot lefties to be seduced. With all that (and Hillary Clinton) out of the way, Obama now says he'll vote in favor of the new FISA bill that gives the telecom companies blanket immunity for post-9/11 eavesdropping. Back then, in the yesteryear of primary season, he thoroughly trashed the North American Free Trade Agreement, pledging to force a renegotiation, take "the hammer" to Canada and Mexico, and...
  • Obama supports supreme court reversal of gun ban

    06/26/2008 6:59:41 PM PDT · by melt · 96 replies · 768+ views ^ | 6/27/08 | Suzanne Goldenberg and Elana Schor
    · Candidate's stance at odds with former position · Democrat backs death penalty for child rapist Barack Obama intensified his campaign to appeal to voters on the life-and-death issues of the American heartland yesterday by stepping away from his past support for gun control. In the latest in a series of policy reversals for the Democratic presidential candidate, Obama came out in support of yesterday's supreme court decision overturning a gun ban in the city of Washington that had been a model for fighting urban crime. He had previously supported the Washington ban, the strictest in the US. It was...
  • Protesters want legislative pay raises vetoed (Jindal heckled - JindalWatch® Alert)

    06/24/2008 12:09:42 PM PDT · by abb · 88 replies · 653+ views
    KTBS-TV3 ^ | June 24, 2008 | Staff
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, in Shreveport for a ceremonial signing of a tax cut bill passed by the Legislature, was met today by protesters upset over state lawmakers doubling their pay and the governor's decision not to veto it. Residents around the state want the governor to veto the pay raise bill. Jindal said he thinks the raise is a bad idea but he won't veto it, saying the Legislature should deal with the consequences of its actions. Jindal went to Chamber of Commerce Plaza in downtown Shreveport at noon today for a ceremonial signing of a bill sponsored by...
  • Republican National Committee: Obama Fundraising Hypocrisy (Obama - Code Pink Scandal)

    06/14/2008 1:39:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies · 645+ views
    PR Newswire via ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2008 | RNC
    Republican National Committee WASHINGTON, June 14 -- RNC Press Secretary Alex Conant released the following statement today: "Barack Obama's campaign of hypocrisy and finger pointing continues this morning. While Obama and Democrats launch attacks on Republicans, their silence concerning fundraisers like Jodie Evans and Jim Johnson is deafening. Obama's hypocritical attacks undermine everything his campaign is supposed to be about." Jodie Evans Is The Co-Founder Of The Radical Anti-War Group CODEPINK And Has Committed To Raise At Least $50,000 For Barack Obama: Evans Is A Bundler For Obama's Presidential Campaign And Has Committed To Raising $50,000 To $100,000. (Obama For...
  • Report: Jimmy Carter Says Israel Has 150 Nuclear Weapons

    05/27/2008 10:26:37 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 57 replies · 95+ views
    Associated Press and Jerusalem Post ^ | 27 May 08 | staff reporter
    LONDON — Former President Jimmy Carter caused a stir over the weekend when he claimed that Israel possesses a nuclear arsenal of 150 weapons. While experts have long maintained Israel has a nuclear arsenal, the Jewish state has refused to confirm or deny it. Most estimates, many based on evidence leaked in 1986 by Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, put the number of Israeli nuclear weapons at between 100 and 200. But other experts have said the number is as low as 60 or as high as 400.
  • BREAKING: Dean wants closure by July 1

    03/28/2008 7:17:47 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 22 replies · 1,160+ views ^ | 20080328 | Ben Smith
    A potential game-changer from CBS News and "The Early Show." Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says he wants superdelegates to make a decision by JULY 1 -- the most specific he has been in his effort to prod the party to decide between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton before the Democratic National Convention in late August. Harry Smith asked if after the nominating contests end with the South Dakota and Montana primaries on June 3, "Do you want the superdelegates to have some sort of vote immediately so that you'll know months in advance of the convention what the...
  • [OJ] Simpson Arrested In Armed Robbery Case

    09/16/2007 3:20:25 PM PDT · by Roberts · 39 replies · 1,127+ views
    Fox5News ^ | 9/16/07 | Fox5News
    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police said they've arrested O.J. Simpson on charges related to an armed robbery of sports memorabilia. The arrest came after another man was taken into custody in the alleged incident. Police said Walter Alexander was arrested on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary with a deadly weapon. Two firearms were seized, police said. Simpson has said he was among several people who went to a casino hotel room this week. He said he'd hoped to retrieve some items that...
  • BREAKING - Norman Hsu missing! Did not turn in his Passport and his whereabouts is unknown!

    09/05/2007 11:05:27 AM PDT · by V.Foster · 106 replies · 3,863+ views
    DEVELOPING STORY: California businessman Norman Hsu, a former New York apparel executive and major contributor to Democratic candidates and causes, failed to appear for a bail reduction hearing Wednesday, leading to speculation that he again is a fugitive from the law, FOX News has learned. Where is Hsu?