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  • Obama Campaign: 'Why The Hell Did Romney Pick This Guy?'

    08/13/2012 6:43:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/13/12 | Ben Shapiro
    This evening, the Obama campaign sent out its most desperate fundraising email yet. Following in the footsteps of their other emails cursing out Americans (e.g. “Let’s win the damn election”), and tweets deriding Obamacare opponents as “motherf***ers,” now the Obama campaign is spluttering mad over the Paul Ryan pick by the Romney campaign. Here’s their email, titled “What’s behind the Paul Ryan pick?”: Friend -- Congressman Paul Ryan is the poster boy for the extreme Republican leadership in a Congress whose overall approval rating is 12 percent. His plan to dismantle Medicare is deeply unpopular with the general public, and...
  • Child brain scans to pick out future criminals

    02/21/2011 9:06:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2/21/11 | Richard Alleyne
    The seeds of criminal and anti-social behaviour can be found in children as young as three, scientists have claimed. More researchers believe that violent tendencies have a biological basis and that tests and brain imaging can pick them up in children. They argue that, by predicting which children have the potential to be trouble, treatments could be introduced to keep them on the straight and narrow. If the tests are accurate enough then a form of screening could be introduced in the same way we test for some diseases.
  • Lawmakers uneasy with DNI pick

    06/06/2010 12:11:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 384+ views
    politico ^ | 6/5/10 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    President Barack Obama announced Saturday that he is nominating a retired Air Force general who currently serves as the Pentagon’s top intelligence official, James Clapper, to become Director of National Intelligence, a job that entails great responsibility but has been beset by uncertain authority since its creation in 2005. “Timely, accurate intelligence is uniquely important,” Obama said during a brief morning appearance with Clapper in the sunny Rose Garden. “I’ll be looking to Jim to ensure that we have the most capable and efficient intelligence community possible. Intelligence must be collected and analyzed quickly. It must be shared and integrated...
  • Why Hollywood should be nervous about court pick

    05/11/2010 6:19:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 784+ views
    reuters ^ | 5/11/10 | reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hollywood may have some reason to be nervous about President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to be the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Not a whole lot is known about Kagan's judicial philosophy, which in some ways, makes her the perfect pick to win confirmation by the Senate. Her record on issues the industry cares about, though, isn't entirely opaque. Hollywood's biggest worry about Kagan might be her philosophy on intellectual property matters. As dean of Harvard Law School from 2003 to 2009, she was instrumental in beefing up the school's Berkman Center for Internet...
  • U.S. aviation security pick favors Israeli model

    03/23/2010 7:08:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 297+ views
    yahoo ^ | 3/23/10 | reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's nominee to oversee security at U.S. airports said on Tuesday he wants to shift screening closer to the Israeli model to include more behavior detection in a bid to thwart terrorism plots. Retired Major General Robert Harding was nominated earlier this month to head the Transportation Security Administration after serving more than three decades in the military, including a stint as deputy to the Army's chief of intelligence and director for operations in the Defense Intelligence Agency. Aviation security has received heightened attention in recent months after a Nigerian man tried to blow up...
  • Obama's exports pick tied to arms makers- Clients could spur recusals

    01/27/2010 10:06:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 179+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/28/10 | Jim McElhatton
    President Obama's pick to help oversee U.S. export controls for the Commerce Department is a lawyer and political supporter who has been providing export advice to Fortune 500 companies such as arms manufacturer Raytheon and aerospace giant Boeing. But while White House officials and members of Congress have lauded Kevin J. Wolf's experience for the Commerce job, his recent legal work effectively appears to bar him from potential matters involving dozens of companies
  • AZ Cardinals not looking good tonight

    12/14/2009 8:28:43 PM PST · by Justaham · 7 replies · 533+ views
    12-14-09 | Me
    Despite weather, 49ers are storming the Cards tonight. Too much AZ turnovers. Gore just scored a touchdown. SF 24, AZ 9
  • FR Yahoo NFL Pro Pick'em is back with Fishy Football Reform! ................... ok, it's a vanity

    08/15/2009 10:23:49 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 67 replies · 1,050+ views
    august 15, 2009 | invisiblechurch
    Welcome back to Yahoo! Pro Pick'em! After minutes of thoughtful and deliberate consideration, the name of our league this year is Fishy Football Reform. Our league is here to help anyone who is entirely sick of the health-care debate and wants to hide from it for a few minutes a week. Actually, it tends to become an all-consuming week-after-week ego-deflating compulsion. You'll beat yourselves up for having put 16 points on the Bears to beat the Iggles only to have Jay Cutler go "oopsies!" with the football while only yards away from the game-winning score. Most everything is the same...
  • Obama’s Army pick nets $44M in earmarks

    07/05/2009 12:12:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 398+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/5/09 | Roxana Tiron
    Rep. John McHugh (R-N.Y.), President Obama’s choice to be Secretary of the Army, has secured more than $44 million in earmarks for New York-based companies and a large Army base in his district. McHugh, formerly the ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, gave up his post in early June when Obama picked him to be the Army’s civilian leader. McHugh, who has yet to be confirmed, is still a member of Congress.
  • Obama's FCC pick happens to be daughter of key House Democrat Clyburn

    06/29/2009 3:23:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,629+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/29/09 | staff
    Last year South Carolina Rep. James E. Clyburn was expected to stay neutral in the long, bitter Democratic presidential primary struggle between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. An influential endorsement from Clyburn, a civil rights hero and top member of the House Democratic leadership, would have been welcomed by former President Clinton, who worked closely with him in the 1990s and thought they were close friends.
  • Pentagon pick: Bush 'mindlessly' supported Israel

    04/22/2009 10:02:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,316+ views
    WND ^ | 4/22/09 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – While President Bush was "blindly" and "mindlessly" supportive of Israel, President Obama may be less willing to give the Jewish state "blank checks," says Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration's new adviser to one of the most influential Pentagon officials.
  • Intelligence Pick Withdraws Name Amid Controversy

    03/10/2009 4:25:46 PM PDT · by Westlander · 27 replies · 2,460+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 3-10-2009 | James Rosen
    Chas Freeman, the former ambassador appointed to be the military's top intelligence analyst, has withdrawn his name following complaints from Democratic and Republican lawmakers who said he was too entangled in foreign affairs to handle the job.
  • Time to elect first dog

    11/06/2008 5:38:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies · 1,070+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 6, 2008 | STEFANO ESPOSITO
    Time to elect first dog PUPPY POLLS | Everyone trying to fill Obamas' dog house November 6, 2008 BY STEFANO ESPOSITO Staff Reporter/sesposito@suntimes.com It has an emaciated face that only its mother could love -- grudgingly. It's completely bald, except for a few unruly tufts of hair. Preisdent-elect Barack Obama with his daughters Sasha (from left), 7, Malia, 10, and wife Michelle. What type of dog do you think the next first family should get? (AP) Tell us: What kind of dog should the Obamas get? Marin: Obamas have a golden opportunity Send us your cutest dog photos Experts vote...
  • Freepers: Who is your choice for McCain pick as VP choice?

    08/22/2008 10:28:09 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 236 replies · 642+ views
    vanity | August 22, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    Here are the choices Mitt Romney Tim Pawlenty Fred Thompson Sarah Palin Tom Ridge Joe Lieberman Rudy Guliani Bobby Jindal
  • Cops Kill Woman Who Lunged at Officers With Crochet Hook

    07/15/2008 9:12:08 AM PDT · by em2vn · 74 replies · 201+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 07-14-08 | staff
    <p>SALINAS, Calif. — A disoriented woman holed up in a minivan and repeatedly stabbing herself in the neck was shot to death by local police officers who thought the distraught woman was lunging at them with a knife or pick ax.</p>
  • Critics pick at immigration coalition

    05/18/2007 3:17:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 542+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/07 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON - The fragile coalition that produced this week's immigration deal risks being picked apart by forces across the political spectrum as the measure begins moving through Congress. Lawmakers want to revise key elements, such as letting millions of illegal immigrants stay in the U.S., favoring skills and education over families and setting out the terms of a new temporary worker program. Any one of the changes has the potential to sink the whole measure, which was unveiled with fanfare Thursday but was still being drafted late Friday. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, who helped negotiate the compromise, called it "very...
  • Bird Flu Viruses Diversifying, Making Vaccine Target Harder To Pick: WHO

    08/18/2006 7:45:38 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 300+ views
    CBC ^ | 8-18-2006 | Helen Braswell
    Bird flu viruses diversifying, making vaccine target harder to pick: WHO 19:23:04 EDT Aug 18, 2006 Canadian Press: HELEN BRANSWELL, The Canadian Press (CP) - The World Health Organization urged influenza vaccine makers Friday to use newer strains of virus when making vaccine to protect against H5N1 avian flu, saying the evolution of the microbe has led to increased variety in circulating strains. While the diversity creates challenges for vaccine manufacturers - and potentially additional costs for the governments paying them to make and test vaccine against H5N1 - it does not mean the worrisome virus has moved closer to...
  • Congress Must Pick Figure in Indian Suit

    03/01/2006 4:01:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 379+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/1/06 | John Heilprin - ap
    WASHINGTON - Just pick a number, lawmakers were told Wednesday by both sides looking to Congress to resolve a lawsuit over billions of dollars in federal royalties that American Indians claim they are owed. Estimates of the money owed for unpaid royalties on oil, gas, timber and other resources from Indian lands range from half a billion dollars to $27.5 billion, a panel of negotiators and tribal leaders told Senate and House members. Many people with a stake in the bitter class-action lawsuit against the Interior Department are now convinced that only Congress can settle it equitably. And many now...
  • Army Teaches Troops How to Pick a Spouse

    WASHINGTON - They are the Pentagon's new "rules of engagement" _ the diamond ring kind. U.S. Army chaplains are trying to teach troops how to pick the right spouse, through a program called "How To Avoid Marrying a Jerk." The matchmaking advice comes as military family life is being stressed by two tough wars. Defense Department records show more than 56,000 in the Army _ active, National Guard and Reserve _ have divorced since the campaign in Afghanistan started in 2001. Officials partly blame long and repeated deployments which started after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and stretched the...
  • Cutting off our noses (Vanity)

    10/04/2005 9:23:19 PM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 111 replies · 1,353+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11/04/05 | Paloma_55
    I was really, really hoping that Bush would start a big fight and pick Janice Rogers Brown for the supreme court nomination. He didn't. He picked a woman that he trusts and believes will represent a judicial constraint, conservative position. I am disappointed. But........ I am not going to trash the woman. I am not going to whine and cry that the Republican Party is doomed. I am not going to play into the hands of the Democrats who would love to see Republicans tear their own person down. {like the anti-war folks who trash our troops because they are...
  • Final Post-FREEPS Yahoo Pick'em; 40 filled,10 spots left!(thanks to admins for allowing multi-posts)

    09/10/2005 2:12:48 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 13 replies · 419+ views
    yahoo pick'em ^ | 0901005 | InvisibleChurch
    The NFL season has already started but you can still jump in and make picks. Yahoo Pick'em Football is open for Free Republicans of all ages. To join, you must have a Yahoo account. That's easy enough, just go to Yahoo and sign up for an account. To join the group, please note the following: Go to Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em... here is a link Pro Football Pick'em ... click on Join or Create Group" ... click on Join Existing Group... click on Join a Private Group... it will ask for GROUP ID# which 29746 .... then PASSWORD is "...
  • '05 Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em - Join the misery of picks missed and Colts' bullfighter defense!

    09/05/2005 10:45:02 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies · 640+ views
    Yahoo pick'em ^ | Labor Day | invisiblechurch
    Do you spend this time of year staring at NFL offensive statistics and downloading injury reports? Do you pay exhorbitant fees to sports "experts" to get the inside scoop on the "upset of the week"? Well, come put your efforts and dollars to good use and join the FREEPS Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em contest. It doesn't cost anything, except the time to register to Yahoo.com. After you join, then just sit back and watch in amazement as the team you bet 16 points on fumbles the ball into the endzone and rolls out of bounds as time runs out on...
  • FREEPS - 2005 Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em now available

    09/04/2005 11:04:04 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 11 replies · 1,104+ views
    Football pickem ^ | 090405 | invisible church
    The NFL season starts next Thursday, September 8th at 9:00 pm (ET) with Oakland at New England. Yahoo Pick'em Football is open for Free Republicans of all ages. To join, you must have a Yahoo account. That's easy enough, just go to Yahoo and sign up for an account. To join the group, please note the following: Go to Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em... here is a link Pro Football Pick'em ... click on Join or Create Group" ... click on Join Existing Group... click on Join a Private Group... it will ask for GROUP ID# which 29746 .... then PASSWORD...
  • FREEPS - 2005 Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em now available

    09/03/2005 6:13:10 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 9 replies · 1,116+ views
    Yahoo pick'em ^ | 09-03-05
    The NFL season starts next Thursday, September 8th at 9:00 pm (ET) with Oakland at New England. Yahoo Pick'em Football is open for Free Republicans of all ages. To join, you must have a Yahoo account. That's easy enough, just go to Yahoo and sign up for an account. To join the group, please note the following: Go to Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em... here is a link Pro Football Pick'em ... click on Join or Create Group" ... click on Join Existing Group... click on Join a Private Group... it will ask for GROUP ID# which 29746 .... then PASSWORD...
  • FREEPS - 2005 Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em now available

    09/03/2005 12:12:35 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 23 replies · 354+ views
    football.fantasysports.yahoo.com ^ | 09-03-05 | invisiblechurch
    the NFL season starts next Thursday, September 8th at 9:00 pm (ET) with Oakland at New England. Yahoo Pick'em Football is open for Free Republicans of all ages. To join, you must have a Yahoo account. That's easy enough, just go to Yahoo and sign up for an account. To join the group, please note the following: Go to Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em... here is a link Pro Football Pick'em ... click on Join or Create Group" ... click on Join Existing Group... click on Join a Private Group... it will ask for GROUP ID# which 29746 .... then PASSWORD...
  • Paying ‘the Base’ - (Howard Fineman on why Pres chose Roberts; not too bad for a liberal opinion!)

    07/20/2005 7:30:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 809+ views
    MSNBC.COM ^ | JULY 20, 2005 | HOWARD FINEMAN
    Ever loyal, President Bush is rewarding conservatives with his choice of John Roberts—a man that liberals will have difficulty blocking. George W. Bush keeps surprising the wise guys. They keep thinking that he’s going to be something other than what he is and that he will do something other than what he says he will do. Well, he and Karl Rove built his career on West Texas Bible Belt conservatism, with deep ancestral ties to the Establishment “up East.” And it was that president—half Cambridge, all “Come to Jesus”—who chose John G. Roberts Jr. for the U.S. Supreme Court. In...
  • Has America Learned from 9/11?

    11/02/2004 10:12:46 AM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 246+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 2, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    As Americans pick a president, one key criterion is how the war on terror is going. Is President Bush correct in his positive view or Senator Kerry in his negative one?This same debate, interestingly, is also taking place within conservative circles, where analysts sharing the same basic outlook - that Americans are fighting for their very existence - come to dramatically different conclusions. Consider the contrasting views of two important voices on the right, Mark Helprin and Tod Lindberg.Mr. Helprin, author of such powerful novels as A Soldier of the Great War and Winter's Tale, writes a despairing analysis in...
  • Scientists Pick Up Pieces of Genesis Space Capsule (with tweezers)

    09/09/2004 3:37:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 25,763+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/09/04 | PAUL FOY
    Scientists Pick Up Pieces of Space Capsule 1 hour, 47 minutes ago By PAUL FOY, Associated Press Writer DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah - Scientists with tweezers picked through the twisted wreckage of a space capsule that crash-landed on Earth, hoping that microscopic clues to the evolution of the solar system weren't completely lost in Utah's salt flats. NASA engineers were stunned Wednesday when neither parachute deployed aboard the Genesis capsule and the craft plummeted to the ground at 193 mph, breaking open like a clamshell and exposing its collection of solar atoms to contamination. "There was a big pit in...
  • Republicans ready to pounce on Kerry pick -- whoever it is

    07/06/2004 3:06:00 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 17 replies · 746+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | July 6, 2004 | Richard Stevenson
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush's campaign strategists say they are planning to attack Sen. John Kerry's running mate as a second choice no matter who it turns out to be. They say Kerry has made it clear that his first choice was a Republican who still stands at Bush's side, Sen. John McCain. "It's important that people understand that this is a ticket of John Kerry and his second choice," Nicolle Devenish, the Bush campaign's communications director, said. The effort to turn Kerry's flirtation with McCain against him -- an effort that Democrats expect will include a commercial featuring a recent...
  • Libertarians pick up 14 wins in local elections

    11/05/2003 2:47:15 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 423+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 11.5.03 | www.lp.org
    At least 14 Libertarians emerged victorious in local elections held around the country on November 4, including five who made a "clean sweep" of contested offices in Michigan. In addition, LP activists went two-for-four on ballot questions where they played a significant lobbying role -- saving taxpayers at least $800 million in the process. In all, about 210 LP candidates were on the ballot in local elections in 28 states. Libertarian victories included: * In Michigan, three incumbent Libertarian city council members were re-elected in a "clean sweep" for LP officeholders, said Oakland County LP Communications Director Greg Dirasian. In...
  • Super Bowl 38 pick: Rams over Raiders

    08/28/2003 9:43:12 AM PDT · by bedolido · 154 replies · 722+ views
    Yahoooooo Sporting News ^ | 08/28/03 | Dan Pompei
    What makes a Super Bowl winner? The cliche answer is great defenses, and the last three Super Bowl winners -- Tampa, New England and Baltimore -- support that logic. But before the 2000 season, the argument can be made that 12 of the previous 13 Super Bowl winners (the lone exception being the 1990 Giants) were offense-dominated teams. So great offenses also can win. In fact, it says here great offenses will win this season when the Rams beat the Raiders in the Arena, er, Super Bowl. What wins Super Bowls are transcendent players who redefine their careers at the...