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  • Navy SEAL Author Rejects the Pentagon's Legal Threat

    08/31/2012 9:34:58 PM PDT · by Rabin · 36 replies
    .theatlanticwire ^ | August 31 | John Hudson
    Defense Department's top attorney , "all remedies legally available" against the publication of No Easy Day, (of the) firsthand account of the mission (which culminated in the demise of 0 bin Laden). "You are in material breach and violation of the nondisclosure agreements you signed," wrote Pentagon general counsel Jeh Charles Johnson. The letter; threats of a criminal prosecution seizure of as well as go after publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group. In a written response, "Mr. Owen sought legal advice about his responsibilities before agreeing to publish his book and scrupulously reviewed the work to ensure that it...
  • An American soldier: Owen Thomas

    05/15/2014 10:37:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Kill or be killed. Imagine if you were suddenly thrown into a world where atrocities were a daily occurrence, where adrenaline constantly pumped through your veins in response to fear, where even children are a threat to your life. This is the story of an American soldier, one of tens of thousands who had to endure the horrors of war in Iraq or Afghanistan. In light of the despicable way many of the Veterans’ Administration agencies, especially the healthcare facilities, have been treating our veterans, it seems time we got a glimpse of what so many of our heroes went...
  • A Boy and His Dog (tissue alert)

    02/15/2014 3:54:13 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    "An English boy with limited mobility formed a special bond with a three-legged dog nobody else wanted." "...(the Anatolian) shepherd had been tied to a railroad track where he was hit, and his tail and one leg had to be amputated."
  • Jake Owen Loses Part of Finger After Accident [Attn: Country music fans]

    08/24/2013 11:17:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    The Boot ^ | 8/20/13 | Sterling Whitaker
    Jake Owen has lost part of his right ring finger after sustaining serious injuries in an accident last month. The accident took place over July 4 weekend, while Owen was racing go-karts against Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer — both of whom are professional NASCAR drivers. He was wearing protective gear, but sustained a very serious hand injury despite his gloves. He had to have surgery just days later. “I shattered my fingers — the bones inside,” Owen said. “The doctor said it was like taking a cinderblock and dropping it on your hand. Like it spider webbed the bones...
  • Another Publisher Out at Entertainment Weekly

    11/20/2010 3:40:47 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | 11/19/10 | by Nat Ives
    Just when Entertainment Weekly seemed to be rolling the boulder back up the hill, Time Inc. told EW staff this morning that its publisher of the last two years, Ray Chelstowski, is leaving. Mr. Chelstowski informed Paul Caine, president and group publisher of the Style & Entertainment Group at Time Inc., that he has decided to leave EW, Mr. Caine said in a staff memo. No successor was named. "I will be communicating a plan shortly, and my door is open should you have any thoughts or suggestions," said Mr. Caine, himself a former EW publisher.
  • N.Y.: GOP Poll Shows Doheny With Wide Lead Over Owens

    10/07/2010 3:31:15 PM PDT · by paudio · 4 replies
    CQ ^ | 10/7/10 | CQ-Roll Call Staff
    The NRCC provided a polling memo that showed Doheny ahead of Owens 51 percent to 37 percent. The poll, however, was conducted Sept 22- 23, before conservative Doug Hoffman suspended his campaign this week. Hoffman, who was running on the Conservative Party ballot line, threatened to draw significant support away from Doheny in what is a Republican leaning district. While Hoffman is no longer actively campaigning, his name will still appear on the Nov. 2 ballot.
  • Voter, 92, takes ambulance to the polls

    11/04/2008 3:31:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 1,202+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | November 4, 2008 | David Uhler
    Determined to participate in a history-making election, 92-year-old Betty Owen rode in an ambulance to her polling place Tuesday and cast her ballot in a parking lot. An election judge and a support worker climbed into the ambulance with an electronic voting machine at the Tobin Library at Oakwell so Owen, dressed in her Sunday finest and resting comfortably on a gurney, could make her selections. "And you have voted," precinct judge Sam Green said after Owen pushed a red button to finalize her choices. "You know, you look so pretty in that red dress." Owen grinned. Green leaned over...
  • free movie: BOTTLE ROCKET

    07/31/2006 10:46:23 PM PDT · by Number57 · 9 replies · 1,011+ views
    Great movie. Maybe the best you'll see on Google.
  • 2006 WORLD CUP -- Semifinals start -- Germany v. Italy

    07/03/2006 8:40:19 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 307 replies · 4,400+ views ^ | 7-3-06 |
    The Germans and Italians meet in Dortmund on Tuesday (2:55 p.m. ET, ESPN) to play for the right to go to the World Cup Final on Sunday. The loser will play in the third-place game Saturday against the losing team of the other semifinal to be held Wednesday.

    06/30/2006 11:08:19 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 794 replies · 15,717+ views ^ | 7-1-06 |
    The quarterfinal round concludes with a pair of enticing match-ups. The day's first match pits England against Portugal (10:30 a.m. ET, ABC) in Gelsenkirchen, while a rematch of the 1998 final between Brazil and France (3:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) will wrap the Round of 8.
  • The woman who could detonate the "nuclear option" [Priscilla Owen, I bet]

    09/29/2005 7:21:32 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 11 replies · 2,177+ views
    With the White House signaling its intention to force a showdown over a handful of stalled judicial nominees, the question is no longer if it will happen but when, and with which nominees as first up. There are indications that Priscilla Owen will emerge as the public face of what's likely to be a wildly contentious battle that poses serious political risks for both parties. The White House has certainly shown unusual dedication to Owen's nomination. Since being chosen in 2001 as one of Bush's original slate of federal nominees, Owen, a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, has been...
  • Caption Frist and SCOTUS Candidates

    09/27/2005 3:33:38 PM PDT · by Embraer2004 · 35 replies · 1,098+ views
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  • Focus for Supreme Court Pick Is Said to Be on Diversity

    09/21/2005 9:44:32 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 61 replies · 1,388+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 22, 2005 | By ELISABETH BUMILLER
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 - President Bush is focused on Hispanics, African-Americans and women to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and he may announce his choice for her seat on the Supreme Court as early as the court's opening days in October, Republican strategists said on Wednesday. Republicans noted that it was still early in the process and that the strategists were putting forth a diverse selection of potential nominees in part to portray the White House as interested in people from politically important constituencies. The timing of the announcement, strategists said, could allow a nominee to be confirmed as early...
  • Reid Warns of Filibuster Over Owen

    09/18/2005 12:56:52 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 49 replies · 1,908+ views
    Political Wire ^ | September 17, 2005
    Robert Novak reports Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) "has informed" Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) "that Federal Appeals Court Judge Priscilla Owen will be filibustered if President Bush names her to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court. "Republican senators are divided on whether former Texas Supreme Court Justice Owen is vulnerable because she underwent a filibuster for the appellate seat and was confirmed under the compromise agreement. Frist is known to believe Owen can be confirmed in the face of a filibuster. "Republican Senate strategists believe Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is the only possible Bush nominee...
  • Priscilla Owen: Next Supreme Court Justice?

    09/12/2005 11:49:23 AM PDT · by DallasMike · 16 replies · 576+ views
    Stingray blog ^ | 09/12/2005 | Michael McCullough
    In his Monday column, Replacing O'Connor could get ugly, Bob Novak reports that Judge Priscilla Owen is on President Bush's short list to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. He claims that Owen had a secret meeting with the President last week and that things went well. This comports with insider Washington speculation that Bush will name either a conservative woman or minority to fill the post. Here's some information about Owen: Many political and legal insiders consider Owen is viewed as the strongest choice. Owen is only 50 years old and would guarantee a conservative court for 20 years....

    09/05/2005 12:45:23 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 26 replies · 1,990+ views ^ | Alessandro Fiaschi
    Judge Priscilla Owen U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Confirmed May 25, 2005 Since 1995, Justice Priscilla Owen has served as a distinguished and respected Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas. The American Bar Association unanimously rated Justice Owen "Well Qualified," its highest possible rating.Justice Owen has significant bipartisan support, including three former Democrat judges on the Texas Supreme Court and a bipartisan group of 15 past Presidents of the State Bar of Texas.The seat to which Justice Owen has been nominated has been designated a "judicial emergency" by the Judicial Conference of the United States....
  • No Reason for Giddiness over These Judges (Rush is Right!)

    06/09/2005 7:29:00 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 47 replies · 1,966+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 06/09/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush 24/7 is a helluva good site. I don't want to deprive Rush of income, so I am going to redact (edit) some of his commentary and still get the idea across. For those of you wondering if you should do it, spend $6.95 for one month and see if you agree. I think this is worth hearing, because it fits my opinion pretty accurately. Rush says: "All right, folks, I want to start off here with the judge deal. I'm starting to see some giddiness out there from people on our side that these judges are being confirmed this...

    06/08/2005 5:11:42 AM PDT · by pissant · 35 replies · 1,052+ views
    NY post ^ | 6/8/05 | Richard Johnson
    <p>SORRY, Richard Gere, but Owen Wilson (above) doesn't share your adoration of the Dalai Lama. Wilson tells Playboy that he went to hear the Tibetan spiritual leader speak at UCLA once to "impress a girl" and "the crowd made me want to throw up. At the end of his corny lecture, with a bunch of goofball utopian ideals, he opened it up to questions. Somebody asked, 'What's the answer to world hunger?' And his answer was like, 'Sharing!' And everyone oohed and aahed like he'd just solved the problem. Somebody else asked, 'What's the solution to racism?' And he came back with, 'We all have the same color of blood,' and everybody was swooning. I just couldn't believe what the big deal was."</p>
  • Who voted for Priscilla Owen

    05/25/2005 2:35:48 PM PDT · by Patriot814 · 73 replies · 1,862+ views
    Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Yea Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Yea Stevens (R-AK), Present, Giving Live Pair Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Nay Pryor (D-AR), Nay California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Nay Colorado: Allard (R-CO), Yea Salazar (D-CO), Nay Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Nay Lieberman (D-CT), Nay Delaware: Biden (D-DE), Nay Carper (D-DE), Nay Florida: Martinez (R-FL), Yea Nelson (D-FL), Nay Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Yea Isakson (R-GA), Yea Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Nay Inouye (D-HI), Not Voting Idaho: Craig (R-ID), Yea Crapo (R-ID), Yea Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Nay Obama (D-IL), Nay Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Nay Lugar...
  • Chafee votes against Owen's confirmation

    05/25/2005 12:19:40 PM PDT · by Defiant · 45 replies · 1,878+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | May 25, 2005 | John Mulligan
    Chafee votes against Owen's confirmation By JOHN E. MULLIGAN Providence Journal Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee was the only Republican to vote today against the confirmation of Priscilla Owen as a federal appellate judge, as a four-year partisan battle over judicial nominations ended. The Rhode Island Republican had been one of the 14 senators who signed a bipartisan deal to prevent the effort to ban judicial filibusters. He expressed hope yesterday that President Bush will henceforth make judicial nominations that can win enough bipartisan support to preclude filibuster threats. Owen's nomination was confirmed on a 56-43 vote,...