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  • US opposes building in east Jerusalem

    10/30/2013 5:53:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ynet ^ | 10/30/13 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    WASHINGTON – US State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki responded Wednesday to Israel's announcement of building 1,500 units in east Jerusalem saying "We do not consider continued settlement activity or east Jerusalem construction to be steps that create a positive environment for the negotiations." At no time in the course of pursuing negotiations toward a two-state solution have we condoned settlement activity or east Jerusalem construction," she added. Psaki stressed the importance of the peace talks and the need to resolve the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. She added that releasing prisoners is a difficult but necessary step to guarantee an...
  • Official: Obama administration opposes Fed audit

    05/06/2010 12:26:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 611+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – A top Treasury official says the Obama administration opposes a proposal to audit the Federal Reserve, a plan that has bipartisan Senate support. Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin said an amendment to a pending financial regulation bill could encroach on the independence of the central bank. The amendment's sponsor, independent Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, has criticized the Fed for secrecy in its assistance of banks.
  • Assembly opposes Abel Maldonado's nomination for lieutenant governor(Pubbies put off second vote)

    02/11/2010 4:42:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 398+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/11/10 | Anthony York - Capitol Weekly
    The nomination of Sen. Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) to be the state’s next lieutenant governor was turned down on a preliminary 36-34 vote Thursday by the state Assembly, leaving Republicans scrambling to try to salvage Maldonado’s bid. [Updated at 12:06 p.m.: An earlier version of this post, along with the headline, said Maldonado had been rejected for the job; as the post explains, though, the vote was preliminary.]
  • Doctors’ Group Opposes Public Insurance Plan

    06/10/2009 8:02:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1,528+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/10/09 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — As the health care debate heats up, the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan, which President Obama and many other Democrats see as an essential element of legislation to remake the health care system.
  • California commission opposes new offshore oil plan

    06/01/2009 5:02:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,166+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/09 | AP
    LOS ANGELES — California's three-member State Lands Commission has passed a resolution urging the Legislature not to support a proposed new oil drilling project off the Santa Barbara coast. ... Last year, Houston-based Plains Exploration & Production Co. unveiled an unprecedented deal with longtime anti-oil conservationists in Santa Barbara County to allow the state's first new offshore oil project in more than 40 years. ... The commission rejected the proposal in January. ... Members of environmental groups accused the governor of attempting a power grab. ...
  • President opposes law that snared Blagojevich

    05/26/2009 6:11:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,078+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/26/2009 | Kevin Bogardus
    The Obama administration is opposing an Illinois law that helped ensnare Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) in a federal indictment for corruption. Ethics watchdogs charge that in opposing a law intended to prevent politically connected companies from unfairly winning government contracts, President Obama has gone against promises he made during the presidential race.
  • White House opposes interrogation commission

    04/23/2009 6:26:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 513+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/23/09 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration struggled to quell persistent Democratic demands for a potentially explosive probe of harsh Bush administration detainee interrogations Thursday, abruptly declaring opposition to an independent commission. Republicans stepped up their own criticism of Barack Obama's handling of the sensitive issue.
  • White House: Obama Opposes 'Fairness Doctrine' Revival

    02/18/2009 12:25:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies · 1,961+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 2/18/09 | staff
    President Obama opposes any move to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a spokesman told FOXNews.com Wednesday. The statement is the first definitive stance the administration has taken since an aide told an industry publication last summer that Obama opposes the doctrine -- a long-abolished policy that would require broadcasters to provide opposing viewpoints on controversial issues.
  • Second Republican opposes Bush Iraq plan (Sen. Olympia Snowe, a moderate from Maine)

    01/17/2007 4:11:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 753+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/17/07 | Anne Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON - A second Republican signed onto a Senate resolution on Wednesday opposing President Bush's 21,500-troop buildup in Iraq, setting a marker for a major clash between the White House and Congress over the unpopular war. Sen. Olympia Snowe (news, bio, voting record), a moderate from Maine, said she would support a nonbinding resolution that would put the Senate on record as saying the U.S. commitment in Iraq can be sustained only with support from the American public and Congress. Snowe's decision to join the effort came as the White House and GOP leaders struggled to keep Republicans from endorsing...
  • Libertarian Party Opposes Online Gambling Prohibition

    08/08/2006 12:08:15 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 64 replies · 1,117+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 8 7 06 | lp.org
    Internet Gambling Ban Part of Broader "War on Immorality" (Washington, DC) As part of House Speaker Dennis Hastert's (R-IL) agenda to force Americans to abide with his moral beliefs, Congress is now trying to outlaw Internet gambling. Hastert listed the prohibition of Internet gambling in his recently announced American Values Agenda. The House of Representatives already passed H.R. 4411, The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. This attempt to cut off Internet gambling by Americans bans financial payments to offshore casinos. The Senate will be tackling this issue after it returns from its August recess. The House version of...
  • Bush opposes English as national language: Gonzales (AG says Bush supports 'English-Plus' concept)

    05/19/2006 1:24:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 600 replies · 11,794+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/06 | Dan Whitcomb
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush has long opposed making English the country's national language, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Friday, the day after the Senate voted to do so. The vote came in an amendment to proposed legislation overhauling U.S. immigration law and directed the government to "preserve and enhance" the role of English. Opponents said it could affect the status of some multilingual services offered by government organizations. Adding to the confusion, the Senate also adopted a softer amendment calling English the "unifying language" of the United States. Senators take both versions into negotiations over a...
  • CalPERS opposes plan that would create new pension system

    02/17/2006 12:04:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 382+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/17/06 | ap - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board of the California Public Employees Retirement System has voted to oppose a constitutional amendment that would institute a less generous pension system for government employees hired on or after July 1, 2007. The measure by Assemblyman Keith Richman, R-Chatsworth, would create a new defined benefit plan for those workers. It also would allow them to enroll in a voluntary, 401(k)-style defined-contribution plan. The vote was 10-0 with two representatives of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger abstaining. A 13th board member was absent. "This bill comes at the wrong time," said state Treasurer Phil Angelides, a member of...
  • CA: AARP opposes Prop 78, endorses competing Prop 79

    09/28/2005 6:29:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 323+ views
    ap on Monterey Herald ^ | 9/28/05 | Paul Elias - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - The influential senior citizen lobby AARP urged its 3.1 million California members and other voters Wednesday to oppose Proposition 78, which would create a voluntary prescription drug discount program for poor, uninsured state residents. AARP opposes the drug industry-sponsored measure because it would make pharmaceutical industry participation voluntary, but supports an opposing measure that would make discounts mandatory if the companies wanted to fully participate in the state's Medicaid program. "There is a danger if Proposition 78 passes that we will see little or no real benefit," said AARP state director Tom Porter. "Discounts will be provided...
  • Sen. Clinton Opposes Museum at WTC Site

    09/24/2005 10:20:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 504+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/05 | ap - New York
    NEW YORK - Sen. Hillary Clinton is opposing a freedom museum planned for ground zero, citing concerns raised by the families of the World Trade Center victims who say the proposed museum would dishonor the dead. The International Freedom Center last week released a report saying the museum "will tangibly link Sept. 11 and the lives of its victims to humanity's greatest idea: freedom." In addition to the terrorist attacks, its exhibits would deal with events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, efforts such as the Civil Rights Movement, and documents such as the Declaration of Independence and...
  • Vermont Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide Dies Second Time - (VT. Gov. vows veto if passed in '06)

    06/08/2005 5:19:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 336+ views
    LIFE NEWS.COM ^ | JUNE 8, 2005 | STEVEN ERTELT
    A bill to legalize assisted suicide in Vermont has died for the second consecutive legislative session. A House committee held a hearing on the bill but dropped the issue when other lawmakers indicated its prospects were severely limited. The House Human Services Committee held a public hearing and took two days worth of testimony, but lawmakers in favor of making Vermont the second state in the nation to legalize the practice will have to wait until next year. The gavel fell on the legislative session on Saturday and lawmakers will be headed back to the state capital to deal with...
  • Divided UN Panel Opposes All Forms of Human Cloning

    02/18/2005 7:44:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 307+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/18/05 | Irwin Arieff
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A deeply divided U.N. General Assembly committee adopted a nonbinding statement on Friday calling on governments to prohibit all forms of human cloning, including techniques used in research on human stem cells. The assembly's legal committee voted 71 to 35 with 43 abstentions in favor of the proposal put forward by Honduras and backed by the George W. Bush administration. The measure now goes to the full 191-nation assembly. Islamic countries said they would abstain because there was no consensus. Opponents of the measure, like Britain, Belgium and Singapore, said the text would have no impact...
  • CA: Governor opposes telephone tax for hospitals, two other measures

    10/11/2004 6:25:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 328+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/11/04 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Monday his opposition to three measures on the November ballot including Proposition 67, which would raise $500 million a year for hospitals, clinics and emergency medical services through a surcharge on telephone service. Already the governor has come out strongly opposed to two gambling initiatives and a measure that would require employers to provide health care benefits. Now Schwarzenegger is also opposing Proposition 61, which would authorize $750 million in bonds for improvements at children's hospitals and Proposition 63, which would impose new taxes on anyone with a net income of more than...
  • Schwarzenegger opposes "three strikes" reform ballot initiative

    07/01/2004 7:42:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,001+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/1/04 | Justin Pritchard - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is opposing a November ballot proposition that would reform the state's tough "three-strikes" sentencing law. It could be a formidable obstacle for supporters of Proposition 66, which has fared well in early polling but will face a battering challenge from tough-on-crime opponents who warn thousands of violent felons would return to the streets. It's not yet clear, however, just how fixed the popular governor will be on the issue in a presidential election year and a November ballot freighted with 13 other initiatives. Indeed, Schwarzenegger used an adviser to publicly announce his position...
  • Kerry opposes slavery reparations

    04/17/2004 9:15:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies · 340+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/16/04 | Brian DeBose
    <p>John Kerry yesterday told students at Howard University that he doesn't support financial reparations for blacks, saying it would only divide the nation and "not heal the wounds."</p> <p>"I personally do not believe that America is going to advance if we go backwards and look to reparations in the way that some people are defining them," Mr. Kerry told Aaron Nelson, 20, a junior political science major, who questioned the Democratic presidential hopeful on his stance.</p>
  • Russia opposes U.N. resolution on oil-for-food program probe

    04/16/2004 3:09:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 366+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/16/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Russia said Friday it strongly opposes any U.N. resolution endorsing an investigation into allegations of corruption in the U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq. The United Nations confirmed Friday that former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker was prepared to serve on a panel investigating the corruption allegations and said "a Security Council resolution would be extremely helpful for the work of the inquiry." But Russia's deputy U.N. Ambassador Gennady Gatilov said the Security Council's recent pledge to cooperate with the inquiry was sufficient and no resolution was needed. Diplomats said Volcker was insisting on a resolution,...
  • House resolution opposes oil plan

    10/16/2003 9:17:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 152+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/16/03 | David Whitney
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The House voted Wednesday to hold steadfast against pressure from the oil and chemical industries for the Bush administration's proposal to inventory the extent of oil and gas reserves off the nation's coastline through every means short of drilling exploratory wells.</p>
  • CA: Guards' union opposes Davis plan for new $220 million death row

    02/28/2003 8:13:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 239+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/27/03 | Don Thompson - AP
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's influential prison guards' union came out Thursday against Gov. Gray Davis' proposal to spend $220 million to build a new death row at San Quentin State Prison, shocking administration officials who had expected the union's support.</p>
  • Turkish (Islamist) Party: Opposes US Strikes

    11/03/2002 8:03:32 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 226+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-04-2002
    Turkish Party: Opposes U.S. Strikes Monday November 4, 2002 3:20 AM ANKARA, Turkey (AP)- The leader of winning party in Turkey's elections said Monday he is opposed to a U.S. military strike against neighboring Iraq, unless approved by the United Nations. ``We do not want war, blood, tears and dead in our region,'' said Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the leader of the Justice and Development Party, which has Islamic roots. During a victory celebration at the party's headquarters, he said Turkey was ``obliged by the United Nations' decisions.'' Erdogan expressed hope that no U.S. strike against Iraq would take place if...