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  • Spain’s conservative ruling party leaders attend gay wedding

    09/19/2015 2:19:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2015 2:53 PM EDT | Harold Heckle
    The top brass of Spain’s ruling conservative Popular Party including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have attended the same-sex marriage of their deputy secretary-general, giving tacit approval to a law they once bitterly opposed. Javier Maroto exchanged vows with Josema Rodriguez late Friday at a ceremony in the northern city of Vitoria attended by Rajoy, secretary-general Maria Dolores Cospedal and other party dignitaries, the party said in a statement. “In Spain, the right to marriage is for everyone and we all share that message today,” Maroto said afterward. “Parties evolve,” he added. “Now my party and the government join in backing...
  • Surplus of pessimism may cost Spain’s ruling Socialists at polls

    11/18/2011 11:21:20 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2011 | Mike Elkin
    Spanish voters on Sunday are expected to dismiss the Socialist government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and usher in the conservative People's Party (PP) and its leader, Mariano Rajoy. Mr. Zapatero’s Socialist party (PSOE), which has been in power for eight years, has borne the brunt of public blame for Spain’s increasingly perilous economic situation, which has tainted the party’s leadership candidate, Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba. Meanwhile, Mr. Rajoy has been coasting toward an expected landslide victory without saying much about how he plans to reverse Spain’s economic course... The situation is bleak for the eurozone’s fourth-largest...
  • Conservatives Keep Lead Just Before Austrian Elections, Say Polls

    09/29/2006 4:34:13 AM PDT · by Alex1977 · 2 replies · 385+ views ^ | September 28th 2006 | Playfuls Team
    The conservative People's Party (VP) kept its lead over the opposition Social Democrats (SP) in opinion polls a few days before Austria's October 1 elections. But the margin had recently been narrowing, according to opinion pollsters quoted on Thursday. Wolfgang Bachmayer of the OGM institute said one reason was the BAWAG bank scandal which was no longer only an issue for the SP. According to a recent poll, 45 per cent of Austrians believed the People's Party was also affected. The BAWAG scandal of bad investments and massive losses had brought the SP down from its lead in the polls...
  • My Friend, Gene McCarthy, 1916-2005

    12/11/2005 6:32:38 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 60 replies · 2,527+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 11 December, 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The reporting on the life and death of my friend, Gene McCarthy, has been woefully inadequate to the truth of the man, especially in his last three decades. Gene was an intelligent and honest man, who had the courage of his convictions. That included the courage to change his convictions when the facts required. The news media brought on a number of classic tax-and-spend liberals like Eleanor Clift to talk about Gene as if he was one of them. Of course, he was that, as a professor first elected as a Senator. But in his final maturity he was much...
  • Reddy Finney, Joe Enge, and the US Constitution

    11/05/2005 9:24:44 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 11 replies · 1,638+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 November 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The Carson City, Nevada, school administrators are attempting to fire an award-winning history teacher, Joe Enge. Why should that matter to you? I’ll combine his story with that of my 11th grade history teacher. Maybe you’ll agree this matters to everyone who cares about the future of America. In Carson City schools, administrators insist that history teachers begin teaching American history with the Civil War. Joe Enge, an 11th grade teacher there who’s written two history books and has served on a statewide board on history teaching, disagrees. He begins at the beginning, teaching his students about the American Revolution,...
  • [Spanish] Socialist leader met with March 11 terrorist in jail

    03/24/2005 4:57:26 AM PST · by Reader of news · 10 replies · 871+ views
    Fernando Huarte Santamaría, a leader of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) in the northern city of Gijón, Asturias, contacted Algerian terrorist Benesmail Abdelkrim in the Villabona prison in 2001. Huarte even got Abdelkrim a furlough to go to the dentist and paid his bill; the two last met in October 2004. A few days later, the police arrested Abdelkrim and found the address of a well-known ETA terrorist in his pocket. Abdelkrim served time with two other notorious prisoners, Spaniard Antonio Toro Castro and Moroccan Rafá Zouhier, two police informants accused in the March 11, 2004 bombings. In April 1997...
  • Amir Taheri: Strongman For Democracy (Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharra)

    12/30/2004 6:17:51 AM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 375+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 30, 2004 | AMIR TAHERI
    Just a year ago, Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, promised to shed his uniform and give up his position as head of the armed forces by the end of 2004. It seems unlikely he'll will meet that pledge. Musharraf made the promise as part of a deal under which opposition parties validated his presidency and accepted constitutional amendments that added to the president's powers. The opposition (and U.S. commentators) started beating the drums about Musharraf's "broken promise" weeks ago. The main Islamist party, the United Action Assembly (MMA), has staged a number of demonstrations.... Musharraf has also come under pressure...