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  • American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

    04/15/2014 8:51:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    The American Legion says it is opposed to trying to tie immigration into the annual defense policy debate, calling it an unacceptable “amnesty” and dealing a serious blow to Republicans desperate to pass some sort of legalization of illegal immigrants ahead of November’s elections. Several Republicans say they want to attach a small legalization that would grant an explicit chance at citizenship to young illegal immigrants willing to join the military.
  • Easy Smears of Political Opponents: An Example

    03/22/2014 5:13:29 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    A funny thing happened on the way to Facebook. A month ago I posted on my Facebook page Save the West a photo by the US Anti-Fur Society of a white fox about to be anally electrocuted for his fur. The fox had overgrown nails for lack of walking on solid grounds, having lived his life on wire cages. Animals farm-raised for fur are killed by gassing, neck-breaking, injection with poisons and anal electrocution so as not to damage their pelts. Wild fur-bearing animals are killed by clubbing and trapping, suffering agonising deaths. An otherwise sensible visitor of Save the...
  • Van Jones: Obama Opponents ‘Hate Everybody In America’

    03/21/2012 5:34:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | 3/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Disgraced former Obama “green jobs czar” Van Jones made an appearance in Hawaii last night in which he ripped on the “American fantasy” and called for socialistic approaches to wealth redistribution, while castigating Obama opponents as America-haters. In his keynote address, he stated that the American dream was under threat: Not the American dream they talk about on TV. There are two American dreams. One of them I call the ‘American fantasy.’ You know that one? Everyone is going to be rich. Everybody.
  • Residents blast toll increase

    06/22/2011 12:40:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Annapolis Capital ^ | June 21, 2011 | Shantee Woodards
    For whom do the tolls toll? They toll for area motorists, who are threatening to avoid the toll plazas as the state continues to propose substantial fee hikes at its bridges and tunnels. Maryland Transportation Authority officials came to Severn River Middle School yesterday to hear how Anne Arundel County residents felt about a plan to raise $77 million by increasing the tolls at the Bay Bridge and other crossings. Passenger cars at the Bay Bridge would pay $5 by October and $8 by 2013. Vehicles with three or more axles would be paying $24 to $60 at the crossings...
  • Hamas Returns to Executing Opponents, UN Returns to Boosting Hamas Aid

    12/08/2010 9:15:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12/8/10 | Omri Ceren
    Fresh from praising Allah for the scores of Israelis who died trying to save Palestinian prisoners from the fires ravaging Israel, Hamas is indulging in some old-fashioned “collaborator” killing: A Gaza military court has convicted three men of collaborating with Israel, sentencing one to death and two more to prison terms, the Hamas interior ministry said on Monday. … In April, Gaza’s Hamas rulers executed two alleged “collaborators” in the first executions to be carried out since the Islamist movement seized power in June 2007… Human Rights Watch says Hamas killed at least 32 alleged informers and political opponents during...
  • Obama in Search of a Boogey Man

    08/17/2010 9:51:51 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 1 replies
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | 8/18/10 | The Lonely Conservative
    President Obama has his work cut out for him. Who can he blame for his wretched policies? The Democrats are the face of the federal government these days. They’ve run roughshod over the Constitution to implement their overwhelmingly unpopular policies. What to do? What to do? Go after anyone with an “R” after their name, that’s what Obama’s trying to do. [....] I’m not sorry to say that it probably won’t work. Sure, it may rile up the kookiest kooks in his base, but the majority of the American people despise his policies. He promised change, and change he delivered....
  • 12% Say Most Opponents of Obama Health Care Plan Are Racist

    09/16/2009 6:56:13 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 135 replies · 3,281+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 16, 2009 | by Scott Rasmussen
    Twelve percent (12%) of voters nationwide believe that most opponents of President Obama’s health care reform plan are racist. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of voters disagree, and 21% are not sure. In recent days, several Democrats have suggested that racism is a factor. The most prominent to make that accusation is former President Jimmy Carter. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans reject the notion that most of the opponents are racist. So do 78% of voters not affiliated with either major party. However, just 39% of Democrats share that view. Twenty-two percent (22%) of those...
  • To Opponents Of The Stimulus

    08/22/2009 5:33:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 50 replies · 2,725+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 08.21.09 | Bruce Bartlett
    But where is the evidence that tax cuts would have done any good when so many businesses are losing money and going bankrupt, when millions of workers have been laid off and have no wages to tax, and most investors have so many losses to carry forward that they probably won't pay a nickel of capital gains taxes for years after the market recovers? It's simply implausible to believe that more tax cuts, of which we had so many in the years leading up to the recession, would have had any effect whatsoever under current economic conditions. Some conservatives say...
  • The lock-up-your-opponents bills of 2009?

    07/10/2009 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 57 replies · 2,626+ views
    HotAir ^ | 7/10/09 | Ed Morrissey
    Would Congress ever pass legislation that would allow the executive to determine at its own discretion whether political opponents had crossed the line into domestic terrorists and build camps in which to keep them? Sounds like something out of 20th-century totalitarian systems or dystopian fiction. Mark Tapscott says it’s not fiction , and he warns readers about an effort by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) to do just that: Rep. Alcee Hastings - the impeached Florida judge Nancy Pelosi tried to install as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee until her own party members rebelled - introduced an amendment to the...
  • Mugabe belittles opponents as frog and puppet

    02/23/2008 3:38:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 132+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/08 | Cris Chinaka
    BEITBRIDGE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe dismissed his two challengers in next month's Zimbabwean elections as a lightweight and a Western puppet on Saturday. In a rally to mark his 84th birthday and launch his campaign for another five-year term, Mugabe said his ruling ZANU-PF party would win the March 29 votes resoundingly. Former Finance Minister Simba Makoni, who says he has the support of a number of ZANU-PF officials, is standing against Mugabe in the presidential contest. "He is like a frog trying to inflate itself up to the size of an ox. It will burst," Mugabe told...
  • Toll road bill still awaits Perry's signature

    05/29/2007 2:34:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 643+ views
    WFAA ^ | May 29, 2007 | Jake Batsell (Dallas Morning News)
    AUSTIN – Lawmakers broke camp Monday, taking it on faith that Gov. Rick Perry won't slam the brakes on a compromise toll road bill. Monday's session finale came and went without Mr. Perry signing the bill, which imposes a partial two-year freeze on private toll road deals. Lawmakers did not try to override his veto on their initial bill to overhaul the state's toll policies. Many involved in the contentious toll road debate were expecting Mr. Perry to approve the bill by now because his office was closely involved in hammering out the compromise. Perry spokeswoman Krista Moody said the...
  • Lincoln on Anti-war Congressmen

    05/19/2007 6:27:38 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies · 771+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 5/8/07 | ART HENRY
    I recently read a book about the battle for Iwo Jima. It was a deadly battle for both sides. Thousands died in the effort to acquire U.S. airfields close to Japan. It was successful, but painful. Shortly after this conflict, Japan surrendered. Would the outcome have been different if peace factions in the U.S. had forced us to withdraw from WWII before defeating Japan? Probably so. World War II is the last war the U.S. has won. Since that time, we have a "cease fire" in Korea, we were ushered out of Vietnam and Somalia and we did not complete...
  • Opponents to Ahmadinejad Win Local Elections

    12/17/2006 5:57:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 720+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Dec 18, '06 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Reformists opposed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won a decisive victory in the Tehran local elections. Preliminary results of the Friday elections were published Sunday night. However, much of the support for the opposition candidate was based on his personal appeal and was not necessarily a repudiation of Ahmadinejad, the Christian Science Monitor reported. Turnout was unexpectedly high
  • Politicians cast opponents as villains

    09/14/2006 11:42:26 AM PDT · by John Carey · 7 replies · 191+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | September 14, 2006 | NANCY BENAC
    Shadowy corporate figures who cut backroom deals. Stealthy terrorists who drive cabs by day. Immigrants who steal across the border by night. Politicians are finding no shortage of boogeymen to associate with their opponents this campaign season. And it turns out that some of the most popular targets of opportunity at this early stage in the elections are simply other politicians — those whose mere mention is enough to raise partisan hairs on the backs of loyal party members. Sure, candidates are tying their opponents to Big Oil and Islamic fascists. And to special interests and partisan bloggers. But they're...
  • Illegal-immigrant rally draws 900 supporters, 100 opponents in Phoenix

    09/04/2006 6:39:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 995+ views
    About 900 illegal-immigrant rights supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol by midday Monday in a peaceful demonstration of what protesters called government inaction on repairing America's failed immigration system. The event drew significantly fewer participants than immigrant rallies this spring, when illegal-immigrant supporters showed their political muscle at demonstrations in Arizona and across the country. The largest rally in Arizona drew 100,000 marchers on the streets of Phoenix in April. As it considers massive changes in immigration policy, Congress is divided over whether to focus solely on border security or whether to offer illegal immigrants a short-cut to become U.S....
  • BADNARIK CALLS FOR DEMOCRATIC OPPONENT’S WITHDRAWAL FROM TEXAS CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 10 RACE

    08/31/2006 12:41:52 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 687+ views
    http://badnarik.org ^ | 8 30 06 | Michael Badnarik
    Austin, Texas ­- With one day remaining for candidates to withdraw from the race and have their names not appear on the ballot, candidate Michael Badnarik's principal campaign committee, Badnarik for Congress, has asked Democrat Ted Ankrum to withdraw from the race. "While Mr. Ankrum is definitely a nice guy, that is not enough to win over the Republican incumbent," says campaign manager and committee treasurer Allen Hacker. Hacker expects that the Democrat, who has no party or Political Action Committee support, hasn't raised even $75,000.00 and is very unlikely to break $100,000.00 in the entire campaign. A recent appeal...
  • Jaime Castillo: Trans-Texas Corridor has no hope as long as secrecy reigns

    08/21/2006 8:16:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 112 replies · 1,200+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 20, 2006 | Jaime Castillo
    It has gotten to the point where you don't know whether to pity Gov. Rick Perry and the toll road zealots in this state or arm some of their equally scary foes with pitchforks and torches to storm the governor's mansion. And I say that as someone who is willing to give Perry and company the benefit of the doubt and agree that new funding mechanisms like tollways should be part of the state's solution to future highway needs. But the way state transportation officials are approaching the Trans-Texas Corridor, a 50-year plan to produce a statewide network of toll...
  • Rumsfeld: U.S. Must Stand by Principles in Face of War Opponents

    04/17/2006 5:20:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 280+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2006 – Nobody likes war and every U.S. conflict since the Revolutionary War has had its critics, but some things are worth fighting for, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today on the "Rush Limbaugh Show." "There have always been people who have opposed wars. Wars are terrible things," the secretary said on the syndicated radio program. But if the United States had bowed throughout its history to critics and opponents of war, he said the country wouldn't exist as it does today. "We wouldn't have won the Revolutionary War and we wouldn't have been involved in World...
  • Opponents rally against migrant bill dissenters

    04/01/2006 8:46:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 787+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 4/1/06 | Amy Frye
    MIRA LOMA - Opposing immigration protests held across the street from Jurupa Valley High School ended peacefully early Friday afternoon with both sides being escorted to their vehicles by Riverside County sheriff's deputies. "The students need to say their peace on campus. No matter what your view is, you should be able to say your peace," said Jurupa Valley High School parent Renee Cortez as the protests were winding down. The event started at 11 a.m. when a group of 50 to 75 people, including Minutemen Project and Save Our State group members, gathered on one corner of Bellegrave Avenue...
  • Chavez Opponents Question Voter Rolls (Too many Gonzales with same birthday on list)

    03/20/2006 8:30:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 370+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/06 | Ian James - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are demanding further investigation of what they call gross irregularities in the voter registry, pointing to a western state where 1,921 people by the name of Gonzalez are listed with an identical birthday. The electoral council, which is independent but faces accusations that it is pro-government, insists the lists are sound, and plans to release an external audit Tuesday as it prepares for December presidential elections. The case of the many Gonzalezes in Zulia state was reported by Roberto Ansuini, an opposition-aligned researcher and former member of the National Electoral Council...
  • Bush supporters, opponents gather in Texas

    11/26/2005 8:27:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 736+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/26/05 | Angela K. Brown - AP
    CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - Three months after the mother of a fallen soldier led a 26-day anti-war vigil near President Bush's ranch, peace activists and Bush supporters converged again Saturday for dueling rallies. Cindy Sheehan, whose 24-year-old Casey died in Iraq, called for anti-war activists to return to Crawford this week as Bush celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. The war opponents' camp is at the same 1-acre private lot that a landowner let them use in August when Sheehan's original campsite became too crowded. The first demonstration attracted thousands from around the country and made the woman from Berkeley, Calif., a...
  • CA: Opponents of teen abortion measure sue over pamphlet language (Prop 73)

    08/05/2005 9:53:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 321+ views
    AP on Monterey Herald ^ | 8/5/05 | Lisa Leff - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - Opponents and supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment requiring parental notification before doctors can perform abortions on minors have filed lawsuits challenging statements that the other side provided for the state's voter guide. The lawsuits, filed in Sacramento Superior Court by Proposition 73's sponsors and by a pro-abortion rights group called Campaign for Teen Safety, specifically take aim at the rebuttal arguments the opposing group submitted for the upcoming ballot guide. In it, each group offers its view of the ballot initiative's potential impact. The legal tit-for-tat is just the beginning of what promises to be one...
  • CAFTA deal-making infuriates opponents (Big Bird Pelosi goes ballistic!)

    07/31/2005 9:16:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 881+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 7/31/05 | Warren Vieth
    CAFTA deal-making infuriates opponents Sunday, July 31, 2005 By Warren Vieth, Los Angeles Times Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, listens to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, during their press conference on the steps of the Capital Building Friday, July 29, 2005 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON -- Rep. Robert B. Aderholt's cell phone rang Wednesday as the Alabama Republican was standing in the House gallery with some constituents. It was President Bush. **SNIP** As expected, the House had divided largely along partisan lines. But 27 Republicans bucked their party and president by casting...
  • Senior Police Commander On Film – Calls to Beat Disengagement Opponents Without Mercy

    07/24/2005 9:04:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 685+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jul 22, '05 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Channel 10 TV on Friday night will air its video footage depicting Negev police commander Brigadier-General Miso Shacham. Speaking to the area border police commander, Shacham is recorded instructing his forces to beat anyone who breaks away from the Kfar Maimon group, seeking to enter Gush Katif. He called for the indiscriminate use of the water cannon, giving him authority to do so without hesitation or approval, as well as telling him to use batons and “hit them hard, blows to the lower extremities to teach them a lesson”. The documented footage includes a fair share of vulgarities and...
  • How Hillary Clinton Controls the Media - (began effort to block Ed Klein months before it was out!)

    07/18/2005 9:24:27 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 35 replies · 1,572+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JULY 18, 2005 | John LeBoutillier
    The Hillary War Machine has run a coordinated attack campaign against Ed Klein and his book "The Truth About Hillary," beginning before the book was even published or available for advance readings. Team Hillary's major ally in this anti-Klein effort? The so-called Mainstream Media (MSM) - comprising mostly East Coast elitist media institutions, i.e., CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and Time magazine - are staffed with pro-Hillary zealots and acolytes who practice what is now known as "advocacy journalism." In other words, they use their media outposts to preach a leftist political agenda - in...
  • Lawyer defends intelligent design - (new "Monkey Trial" coming?)

    05/23/2005 5:32:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 74 replies · 1,281+ views
    YORK DAILY RECORD.COM ^ | MAY 22, 2005 | JOSEPH MALDONADO
    “The social implications of Darwinism have been disastrous,” said Richard Thompson, the president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. “Nazi Germany used Darwin to justify a master race based on the idea that it’s survival of the strongest.” Thompson’s perception that teaching evolution is socially destructive is just one of the reasons why he volunteered to defend the Dover Area School District’s school board and administration against a lawsuit brought against them last December, he said. Eleven parents sued the district, saying a statement issued by the district to ninth-grade biology students that...
  • Democrats change strategy; tactic just looked stubborn

    04/17/2005 7:17:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 847+ views
    CONTRA COSTA TIMES.COM ^ | APRIL 17, 2005 | GLEN JOHNSON - AP
    WASHINGTON - House Democrats have decided to quit emphasizing that they will not negotiate changes to Social Security until President Bush drops his idea for private accounts. The switch in strategy comes after Democrats learned from focus groups that people frown on the lawmakers for being obstinate. "People feel like it doesn't show a good-faith effort," said a top House aide, who like several others spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the internal data. "It makes us seem like we're 'typical politicians."' The shift in tactics comes with Democrats and Republicans unsure what will happen...
  • CA: Big money, bigger voice - Arnold and his opponents getting ready to spend their way to victory

    03/28/2005 8:43:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 329+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 3/28/05 | David M. Drucker
    SACRAMENTO - In what was supposed to be an off-year for statewide elections in California, the airwaves are teeming with warring political ads as groups on both sides of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's agenda spend millions to sway voters in the upcoming special election. ``Without big money, you don't get an issue on the ballot,'' said Robert Stern of the Los Angeles-based Center for Governmental Studies. And with more than a year to go until the 2006 primaries, individual candidates for office also are busy raising funds: -- The Republican governor is raising millions for a re-election bid he has yet...
  • CA: Opponents Suggest Public is Tiring of Gov.'s Stunts

    03/02/2005 9:58:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 494+ views
    ABC7News ^ | 3/2/05 | KGO -TV
    Mar. 2 (ABC7) — The governor clearly wants a special legislative session to consider three major government reform ideas. A one-man lobbying campaign is now underway targeting the voters, even as Democratic critics say his reforms won't reform much. The governor stopped in Hayward to push his latest reform agenda, carrying out his promise to take his message to the people. Some are beginning to question his use of staged events to make his point. The governor's Hollywood gimmicks are nothing new, and are most often his own ideas. His newest gimmick rolled out yesterday: a Humvee dubbed "Reform One."...
  • Recording of Hugo Chavez ordering the Avila Plan (Massacre)

    02/26/2005 7:12:46 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 682+ views
    VCrisis ^ | Feb. 26, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 26.02.05 | There is a saying in Venezuela that goes "el que tiene rabo de paja que no se acerque a la candela" which can be equated to "If you live in a glasshouse don't throw stones". The regime of Hugo Chavez has issued an arrest warrant for former Venezuelan president Carlos Andres Perez (CAP) purportedly for having ordered the application of the Avila Plan back in 1.989. As a result very many people were killed by the army. Fast forward 13 years and hear the recording [power point presentation and sound] of current president Hugo Chavez ordering General...
  • Rethinking The Alliance

    08/27/2004 8:24:55 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 523+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 27, 2004 | Dariush Shirazi
    Many on the left, most visibly Presidential contender John Kerry, often claim that the "coalition of the willing" is weak and that participation from the international community has been minimal if anything. Opponents of President Bush use such claims in order to discredit the legitimacy of this noble endeavor for freedom. It may not be such a bad idea to look at the state of our coalition, not in an effort to attack President Bush, but rather to conduct a healthy reassessment and critique of the coalition and our allies. Several weeks ago, Michael Rubin returned from the Coalition Provisional...
  • Tensions Rise Between Nader, Opponents

    08/18/2004 5:04:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 377+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/18/04 | Brad Cain - AP
    SALEM, Ore. - Accusations of dirty tricks are rare in Oregon politics, but Ralph Nader (news - web sites)'s presidential campaign has sparked charges and countercharges between his campaign and backers of Democratic nominee John Kerry (news - web sites). Union officials who support Kerry accused Nader's backers this week of engaging in widespread fraud and forgery in gathering signatures to place Nader on the Nov. 2 ballot in this battleground state. Nader's supporters countered that Democrats and their union allies are resorting to "gangster" tactics by bullying and intimidating signature-gatherers in hopes of thwarting Nader's petition drive. Nader, a...
  • Gay Marriage Opponents File Suit in S.F.

    02/13/2004 2:55:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 214+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/13/04 | LISA LEFF
    Gay Marriage Opponents File Suit in S.F. 29 minutes ago By LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO - Opponents of gay marriage went to court Friday to stop an extraordinary act of ongoing civil disobedience in which San Francisco has issued more than 150 marriage licenses to gay couples. Weddings appeared likely to continue through the long holiday weekend despite efforts by the Campaign for California Families and the Alliance Defense Fund to obtain a temporary restraining order that would prevent the city from granting more licenses. A Superior Court hearing was scheduled Friday afternoon. Around the country, gays...
  • Sen. Boxer far ahead of GOP opponents in money race

    01/30/2004 6:42:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 144+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/30/04 | Erica Werner - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer had $5 million cash-on-hand for her re-election campaign at the end of 2003, her campaign reported Friday - nearly 10 times as much as any of the Republicans trying to replace her.</p> <p>Former California Secretary of State Bill Jones reported $514,000 cash-on-hand as of Dec. 31, most of it money he loaned himself. Former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin reported $272,706, former Los Altos Hills Mayor Toni Casey $354,030, and former Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian $10,534.</p>
  • Bomb Blast At Baghdad Police Station Shows US Opponents More Confident

    09/02/2003 3:05:20 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 199+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-3-2003 | Justin Huggler/Seb Walker
    Bomb blast at Baghdad police station shows US opponents more confident By Justin Huggler and Seb Walker in Baghdad 03 September 2003 In an ominous sign of the American occupation's inability to stop the spate of bombings in Iraq, a car bomb went off yesterday in the Iraqi police's headquarters near American soldiers guarding a building next door. At least 15 people were injured in the bombing, and there were unconfirmed reports that one Iraqi police officer was killed. The car packed with explosives would have to have passed right under heavily sandbagged American positions on the wall of the...
  • Bush administration says tax plan opponents don't understand economy

    01/12/2003 1:58:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 352+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 1/12/03 | AP - Washington
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House's lead salesman to Congress for the president's economic plan played down opposition from Senate Republicans, saying Sunday that the proposal is not fully understood.</p> <p>The $674 billion plan would abolish federal taxes on stock dividends, speed up promised income tax cuts and send rebate checks to 34 million low- and middle-income parents. The 10-year package, all but $4 billion of it for cutting taxes, goes to Congress amid rising government deficits and as Democrats gear up to challenge President Bush's re-election bid.</p>
  • Sharon Camp Accusing Opponents of Foul Play – Ha'aretz Stands Behind Report

    01/07/2003 3:00:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 170+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan 8, 2003 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Close aides to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon are accusing opponents of spreading lies in an effort to takedown the prime minister ahead of the national election with a smear campaign. Campaign manager Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert explained that the opponents are unable to beat Sharon in the polls, so they are resorting to the planting or false stories of alleged campaign fraud. Sharon's sons insist they have nothing to fear; adding they have documentation proving the transaction involving a $1.5 million loan from a South African philanthropist was above board. Responding to the accusation from the Sharon camp, Ha'aretz...
  • Westbrook becomes 12th to adopt gay rights ordinance/Smoke Your Out Gay Your In

    07/30/2002 6:49:46 AM PDT · by SheLion · 6 replies · 145+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 30 July 2002
    <p>WESTBROOK, Maine- Westbrook became the 12th community in Maine to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation when the City Council unanimously adopted a gay rights measure.</p> <p>The ordinance will go into effect within days, as soon as it's signed by Mayor Donald Esty.</p>
  • Saddam gives security, Baath party power to kill opponents

    06/20/2002 4:25:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 414+ views
    Middle East News Online ^ | June 20 2002 | Iraq Press (London)
    has ordered his security services and members of his ruling Baath party to shoot and kill anyone suspected of planning "hostile action" against his government. Most party members, who according to official statistics number about one million, carry guns and mount armed patrols in residential neighborhoods throughout the country. But their loyalty is not certain as many of them pointed their guns at Saddam's troops during uprisings that took place shortly after the 1991 Gulf War over Kuwait. A source refusing to be named told Iraq Press that Saddam's order was issued recently and has been conveyed to the security...