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  • Democrats wonder and worry: Why isn’t Clinton far ahead of Trump?

    09/10/2016 5:44:04 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2016 | Anne Gearan, Jenna Johnson and John Wagner
    NEW YORK — With Election Day less than two months away, Democrats are increasingly worried that Hillary Clinton has not built a formidable lead against Donald Trump despite his historic weaknesses as a national party candidate. Even the Democratic nominee’s advisers acknowledge that she must make changes, and quickly. Clinton leads Trump by three percentage points, having fallen from her high of nine points in August, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average. That tightening has frustrated many Clinton allies and operatives, who are astonished that she isn’t running away with this race, given Trump’s deep unpopularity and his continuing stream...
  • BREAKING: Facebook Restricting User for Posting #HILLARYSAMERICA #DINESHDSOUZA

    07/31/2016 4:45:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Facebook brought down the banhammer on the outreach coordinator for Dinesh D’Souza’s Hillary’s America on Saturday, two days before the Democratic National Convention begins and Hillary is finally coronated. Journalist and producer Jeremy Oliver works as an outreach coordinator for the documentary Hillary’s America and posted links encouraging other group members to watch and review the film the night it premiered. Shortly after that, Facebook imposed a “temporary restriction” on his posting permissions.
  • Washington Post to DNC: Story ‘Running on A1 Tomorrow… You All Will Be Totally Fine with It’

    The tight relationship between The Washington Post and the Democratic National Committee was borne out in emails discovered in the 20,000-deep email trove from the DNC posted on WikiLeaks. In an April 26 email to Mark Paustenbach, the DNC’s deputy communications director, the paper’s White House Bureau Chief Juliet Eilperin wrote: Subject: just FYI, the story is running on A1 tomorrow Dear Mark, I think you all will be totally fine with it. Thanks again for all your help. Best, Juliet
  • The Super-Secret Confab to Stop Trump

    03/08/2016 2:38:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush ^ | March 8, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I guess there was a segment on CNN over the weekend, and a guy named Bret Stephens from the Wall Street Journal was on blaming me for the fact that Trump exists, blaming me for not taking Trump out. Now, I have a question to ask based on that. Look, does the Wall Street Journal really want to admit that it is powerless to influence thinking in this country? The Wall Street Journal's been for open borders! The Wall Street Journal editorial page has been pro-amnesty for as long as the subject has been around. They are...
  • The VA is a corrupt medical care system that must be abolished

    02/16/2016 4:39:31 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 72 replies
    self | 2/16/16 | racebannon
    on hold with the VA for almost a full hour post op complications, maybe neighbor said my wounds are warm, they are all asking me to go to ER VA finally answers. I was so angry, I told her I was waiting 55 minutes for someone to answer the phone, what is going on?? she said, "Do you need any help from me?" I said, "I am not sure, I think I might need to go to the ER." She said, "Well, then, just go." Didn't want to discuss symptoms with me at all, anything about my condition, nothing to...
  • Washington Post Drops Liberal Columnist Due to Lack of Readers

    01/04/2016 4:16:44 PM PST · by presidio9 · 49 replies
    AIM ^ | January 4, 2016 | Don Irvine
    <p>The Washington Post shocked the liberal world by firing liberal columnist Harold Meyerson—not over ideology, but because he failed to attract enough readers for the Post to justify his continued employment.</p> <p>The Post opinion section takes pride in publishing a wide range of views, including progressives Eugene Robinson, EJ Dionne, Ruth Marcus, Greg Sargent, Paul Waldman and Katrina vanden Heuvel and contributing columnists Rachel Maddow and Danielle Allen. We’ve been pleased to publish Harold’s columns for the past 13 years, but he failed to attract readers as these others have. And while our decision should never be made based only on clicks, I think it would be arrogant to entirely ignore what our readers are telling us.</p>
  • First Post-Debate Polling – NBC/Survey Monkey – Teflon Don, Trump Still Leads….

    08/09/2015 5:27:36 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-9-15 | sundance
    NBC revealed today an NBC poll conducted by Survey Monkey. In part because the polling doesn’t lend well to the preferred media ratings narrative, NBC is bending over backward to say the poll is “not scientific“. DATA HERE The poll shows Donald Trump retaining the lead amid popular opinion, this is despite 29% of the same people polled saying Trump “lost” the debate (the highest losing margin). When asked: who won the debate? ♦ Carly Fiorina 22% ♦ Donald Trump 18% ♦ Marco Rubio 13% ♦ Ted Cruz 12% ♦ Ben Carson 8% When asked: Who Lost? ♦ Donald Trump...
  • Washington Post: Obama Thinks Netanyahu Authorized Leaks on Iran

    02/16/2015 4:09:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    inn ^ | 2//15/15 | Elad Benari
    Amid reports that the Obama administration is refusing to share information regarding Iran with Israel as “punishment” for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech before Congress, The Washington Post’s David Ignatius on Monday provided new details into the tensions between Jerusalem and Washington. According to Ignatius’s column, the mistrust between the Obama administration and Netanyahu has widened even further in recent days because of suspicion in the United States that the Israeli prime minister has authorized leaks of details about the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran. “The decision to reduce the exchange of sensitive information about the Iran talks was...
  • Obama to Dems: 'Get informed, not by reading the Huffington Post'

    01/31/2015 4:27:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/29/15 | Mike Lillis
    PHILADELPHIA – President Obama on Thursday asked wary House Democrats to hold their fire, while the administration negotiates several trade deals opposed by scores of liberal lawmakers. “Keep your powder a little dry,” he told the Democrats assembled here for an annual retreat, according to a source in the closed-door session. "Get informed," Obama also advised, "not by reading The Huffington Post." The president has long sought pacts expanding trade with both Asian and European nations, as well as trade promotion authority, known as "fast-track," from Congress. The issue has sharply divided the Democrats, as centrists tend to support the...
  • Post buys Lakeville-based MOM Brands for $1.15 billion

    01/26/2015 9:56:49 AM PST · by DakotaGator · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | January 26, 2015 | Mike Hughlett
    Post Holdings will buy Lakeville-based MOM Brands for $1.15 billion, combining the nation’s third and fourth largest breakfast cereal makers. The deal, announced Monday morning, will give publicly traded Post a presence in the growing bagged cereal and hot cereal businesses, two of MOM Brands’ strongholds. Privately-owned MOM Brands, which has a big cereal plant in Northfield, is known for its Malt-O-Meal brand. The 95-year-old company has grown steadily over the past 15 years, particularly capturing share in the low-price or “value” segment of the cold cereal business.
  • How do you repeat a Freeper post?

    01/04/2015 7:54:04 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 33 replies
    Duck Duck Go ^ | 1/4/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Can't see how you would repeat an already posted article on Free Republic.
  • Why Ezra Klein is an Idiot

    09/15/2014 2:29:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 9-15-2014 | John Ransom
    Thank God for the Wonk Book (WB) run by the Washington Post.For readers who have no idea what the Wonk Book is, it’s a blog run by some Poindexter types at the Post, who get use the amazing and changing D.C. buzzwords like “narrative,” “meme,” “optics,” and “pivot” to make themselves sound important and in-the-know. “Aren't these just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important?” asked the Simpsons character forever to be called “Writer,” about his generation of “wonks,” known back then as “TV executives”.Yes. Yes, they are.At times the Wonk Book is insufferable, and at times it’s hilarious-...
  • Question: Why Am I Often Unable To Post In Font Size Larger Than "4"?

    08/16/2014 9:27:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    I've had this problem for quite some time but have never bothered to find out why. I occasionally try to post a line or two in font sizes larger than 4, but I have found I am unable to do so. Is there any specific reason for this? Is there any way I can post in font sizes larger than "4" on a regular basis? Any help or assistance on this matter is greatly appreciated.
  • Setting the article post time? (Vanity)

    08/09/2014 6:58:56 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 8 replies
    Self | 8/9/2014 | Self
    Some years ago, when I moved overseas, someone very kindly showed me how to change a setting for the forum that allowed me to display the article post times in the overseas timezone. Now I'm back in the US, but have lost the set of instructions for changing it back. Can someone help?
  • Did the Washington Post Collaborate With Congressional Democrats to Smear the Koch Brothers?

    03/31/2014 5:45:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Power Line ^ | 3/31/14 | John Hinderaker
    So far, I have heard nothing in response to my email to Washington Post reporters Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson about their possible coordination with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Henry Waxman or other Democrats in writing the article about the Keystone pipeline that I critiqued here> and here. I will follow up with them in due course. In the meantime, I have written the following letter to Whitehouse and Waxman: Dear Senator Whitehouse and Congressman Waxman: On March 26, you wrote a letter to David Robertson, President of Koch Industries, about Koch’s ostensible relationship to the Keystone Pipeline. I found
  • The Washington Post Responds To Me, and I Reply to the Post

    03/22/2014 9:03:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 3/22/14 | John Hinderaker
    On Thursday, the Washington Post published an article by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin titled “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” The article’s first paragraph included this claim: The biggest lease holder in the northern Alberta oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the privately-owned cornerstone of the fortune of conservative Koch brothers Charles and David. The theme of the article was that the Keystone Pipeline is all about the Koch brothers; or, at least, that this is a plausible claim. The Post authors relied on a report...
  • Washington Post walks back bogus piece on Koch brothers’ oil sands holdings

    03/21/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    twtchy ^ | 3/21/14 | staff
     Which is it? Are the Koch brothers the largest land owner in Canada’s oil sands or not? The two reporters who worked on the same article don’t seem to agree. In fact, the original article was such a mess, the Washington Post today ran a follow-up piece headlined, “Why we wrote about the Koch Industries and its leases in Canada’s oil sands.”Credit for that critical second look goes to John Hinderaker of Powerline, who thoroughly debunked the Post’s original piece, concluding that the Post “relied uncritically on a goofball far-left report” provided by the anti-Keystone XL pipeline activist group the...
  • Washington Post Columnist: Monica Kinda Asked For It

    01/27/2014 11:35:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/27/14 | staff
    Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus suggested former President Bill Clinton was not entirely culpable for his affair with Monica Lewinsky Monday on MSNBC. The comment came in the context of a discussion about Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) comments yesterday where he accused President Clinton of “predatory behavior” toward his former White House intern. Marcus said Republicans seem to address female sexuality only in the contexts of victimization or promiscuity. To evidence her point, Marcus added she did not believe Monica Lewinsky was an entirely “innocent victim” in the scandal. “I recall some thong flashing there,” she said. Full exchange:...
  • Escalation: After Cuomo's 'No Place in New York' Remarks, His Counsel Reminds the New York Post

    01/22/2014 9:24:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/21/14 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, as I noted on Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told public radio's Susan Arbetter that "extreme conservatives" – that is, people who are pro-life, understand the clear meaning of the Second Amendment, or wish to keep marriage as it has traditionally been defined – "have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are." Note well that Cuomo's remarks are still not news at the Associated Press's national site. On Sunday, Cuomo's people sent and released an "open letter" containing a very inaccurate transcription of the original interview accusing the New...
  • Washington Post Claims White People are Racist for Not Caring About Motives of Black Mass Murderers

    09/22/2013 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    front page mag ^ | 9/22/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    White people are racist. All white people all the time. If there’s any case ever of a white person not being racist, it’s probably because he’s racist. Are you white? Do you pay attention to black murderers? It must be because you’re racist? Wait, you don’t pay attention to black murderers? It’s because you’re racist. Why aren’t you paying attention to black murderers? We’ve moved on, apparently. Barely 48 hours after a gunman murdered 12 people and injured others in another U.S. bloodbath, the national news media had other things on their minds. … Some of the mystery of the...
  • Mourn Not the Post, but the Press

    08/07/2013 1:17:06 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | August 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the past week, The New York Times Co. announced it was selling the Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John W. Henry, and Washington Post Chairman Donald Graham announced founder Jeff Bezos was buying the paper that Graham's family has run for decades. Both papers went cheap. The Times bought the Globe in 1993 for $1.1 billion and is now selling it for $70 million. The price tag on the Post was just $250 million. The combined $320 million market value of these two big-city dailies is about as much as the federal government now spends in...
  • Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    08/05/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses. Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60...
  • Washington Post: Family Relations Between Media, Obama Officials Does Not Affect Coverage

    06/13/2013 10:07:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/13/13 | John Nolte
    Let´s start by going through the Post´s article to create a list of journalists married to or closely related to officials within the Obama administration. The size and scope of this is bad enough. But what is most troubling is how high up this incest occurs in the worlds of both the media and the Obama administration: •ABC News President Ben Sherwood, who is the brother of Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a top national-security adviser to President Obama. •His counterpart at CBS, news division president David Rhodes, is the brother of Benjamin Rhodes, a key foreign-policy specialist. •CNN’s deputy Washington
  • Washington Post Blames Benghazigate on Petraeus

    05/27/2013 7:39:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Power Line ^ | 5/27/13 | Paul Mirengoff
    Washington Post reporters Karen DeYoung and Scott Wilson (prompted, undoubtedly, by Team Obama) find that David Petraeus is to blame for the trouble in which the administration finds itself over the Benghazi talking points. It’s not exactly a case of “blame the dead guy” — more like blame the unfaithful guy, even if he is an American hero. In the Post’s telling, Petraeus drafted talking points that exceeded the scope of what the House Intelligence Committee asked for. Thus, the talking points had to be changed, and that led to Benghazigate. Team Obama’s defense has thus come full circle.
  • Huffington Post Recommends People Lose Virginity Under San Francisco's Christian Cross Landmark

    03/26/2013 2:30:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | March 26, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The debauchery at the Huffington Post knows no bounds. On Monday, the website actually offered readers a slideshow of the best places to lose one's virginity in San Francisco, and coming in seventh was under the Mount Davidson Cross, one of the city's most beloved religious landmarks: To the right of this slide was the following: For those unfamiliar, here's how this landmark is described at Set atop the highest geographical point in San Francisco, the Mt. Davidson Cross is one of the world’s tallest crosses and among the city’s most cherished landmarks. Today, the Council of Armenian-American Organizations...
  • Obama's Pelosi II Strategy (The Washington Post reveals the real second-term priority)

    03/06/2013 4:39:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    **SNIP** This is already clear on the budget, as Mr. Obama insists on a second tax increase that Republicans can't accept. We're also increasingly worried about White House sabotage on immigration reform, as it pushes the bill left on a guest-worker program and enforcement. Mr. Obama is doing exactly what you'd expect if he doesn't want a deal and plans to use the issue to drive minority turnout in 2014. It's important to understand how extraordinary this is. Presidents typically try to secure major bipartisan deals in their fifth or sixth years, before their political capital ebbs. That's what Bill...
  • Ohio Governor Kasich Spares Condemned Obese Killer

    12/19/2012 7:55:32 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 19 replies
    Bellefontaine Examiner Online ^ | 12-17-2012 | Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    The governor on Monday sidestepped a decision about whether a condemned inmate was too fat to be humanely executed by sparing the prisoner on the grounds that he had poor legal representation. Gov. John Kasich's decision to grant clemency to Ronald Post mirrored the recommendation of mercy by the state parole board, which said it didn't doubt Post's guilt but said there were too many problems with how he was represented 30 years ago. Post, who weighs 450 pounds, never raised the issue of his size with the board. And Kasich, who commuted Post's sentence to life with no chance...
  • Washington Post “Obama is Morsi’s Main Enabler”

    12/08/2012 10:15:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Front Page Mag. ^ | 12/8/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Remember that distant time so long ago when Obama promised that he would end our old backward policy of supporting tyrants in order to win over the Arab Street. And here we are, four years later, and Obama is supporting a tyrant in Cairo, a problem that has even broken into the normally supportive pages of the Washington Post. How did Washington become the best friend of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, even as President Mohamed Morsi was asserting dictatorial powers and his followers were beating up secular liberals in the streets of Cairo? It’s a question many Arabs ask...
  • The Washington Post Company Accelerates Payment of 2013 Dividends

    12/07/2012 6:21:14 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec 7, 2012
    The Board of Directors of The Washington Post Company (WPO) today announced ... an accelerated cash dividend ... This accelerated dividend is intended by the Board to be in lieu of regular quarterly dividends that the Company otherwise would have declared and paid in calendar year 2013
  • Ohio inmate loses bid to stay his execution because of weight

    11/26/2012 5:15:27 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | Nov 26, 2012 | Kimberly Palmer
    <p>A federal judge said on Monday that an Ohio death row inmate weighing more than 450 pounds cannot be given a stay of execution because of his obesity.</p> <p>Ronald Post, 53, is scheduled to be executed January 16 for the 1983 aggravated murder of hotel clerk Helen Vantz in Elyria, Ohio.</p>
  • Israel Hatred at the Huffington Post

    11/20/2012 7:30:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 11/20/12 | Arnold Ahlert
    In recent months, the Huffington Post entered the world of video news with its debut of “HuffPost Live.” One might suspect that it was little more than a video version of the leftist website founded seven years ago by Arianna Huffington. Yet a blog known as HuffWatch has been documenting the content at both websites and has discovered a grim, though unsurprising reality: both Huffington Post and HuffPost Live are repositories of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel vitriol. Leading the charge at HuffPost Live is host/producer Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. Shihab-Eldin’s bio asserts he has Palestinian heritage and is a former producer and co-host...
  • Vanitay: After Romney Wins

    11/05/2012 6:18:15 AM PST · by Walkingfeather · 37 replies
    11/5/2012 | Walkingfeather
    Many of us had great hesitation about Romney as a candidate. He just was too centrist for our liking. THEN... the debates hit. I personally saw a man I could join with him in his race.Suddenly we had the benefit of actually really liking the man we all wanted to defeat Obama. However, please remember this....... We want to get Obama out of office as priority number 1. It was our impression that shifted towards him. In all likely hood he will not govern from the right. I am saying this because I do not want people to have the...
  • In Benghazi timeline, CIA errors but no evidence of conspiracy

    11/01/2012 4:16:38 PM PDT · by Calpublican · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/01/2012 | David Ignatius
    A detailed CIA timeline of the assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi paints an anguishing picture of embattled Americans waiting for Libyan local security forces that didn’t come and courageous CIA officers who died on a rooftop without the heavy weapons they needed, trying to protect their colleagues below. It’s a story of individual bravery, but also of a CIA misjudgment in relying on Libyan militias and a newly formed Libyan intelligence organization to keep Americans safe in Benghazi. While there were multiple errors that led to the final tragedy, there’s no evidence that the White House or CIA leadership...
  • Huffington Post Calls Romney's Jewish Fans 'A Pack of Orthodox Jews'

    08/09/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | 8//9/12 | Warner Todd Huston
    Huffington Post chose some rather odd rhetoric to identify Romney's Jewish fans that were eager to get the candidate's photo at a Wednesday appearance. The Aug. 8 HuffPo posting carries the odd headline, "Mitt Romney's Motorcade Chased By Pack Of Orthodox Jews." Apparently a wedding party made up of Orthodox Jews spied Mitt Romney's motorcade arriving at the hotel where their celebration was being held and a group of them ran to the procession hoping to get photos of the GOP candidate. Huffington Post highlighted the story as related by a member of the Romney press pool but the border-line
  • Vanity - how do y'all post those pictures?

    07/06/2012 11:16:58 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 70 replies
    6Jul12 | jagusafr
    Okay, I'm not a noob, just a rube: how the heck do I post a picture? jagusafr
  • The Most Brilliant Cat Scratching Post Ever

    05/06/2012 9:34:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies ^ | 5/6/12 | Jack Shepherd
    Especially if your cat is already listening to bad House music all the time. Feel free to use the overlay to put this sweet-ass cat DJ on some phat backgrounds. Do people still say phat? Pretty sure they do. (, via Lauren)
  • Muslim who fired gun out of car while shouting "Allahu akbar" pleads guilty to targeting military

    02/09/2012 11:04:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/26/12 | Robert
    Here is a sterling example of how the mainstream media lies to the American people and misleads them about the nature and breadth of jihad activity in this country as well as elsewhere. "Motive of shooter who targeted military sites is unclear," by Josh White for the Washington Post, January 26: Yonathan Melaku was sneaking through Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery, his backpack filled with plastic bags of ammonium nitrate, a notebook containing jihadist messages, and a can of black spray paint. The 23-year-old former Marine was heading to the graves of the nation’s most recent heroes, aiming to...
  • New Team Obama Re-Election Gimmick: Is America a Post-Racial Society?

    01/20/2012 10:27:03 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 25 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/20/2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Suddenly, there is a lot of discussion about whether or not we live in a "post-racial society." With the 2012 presidential election right around the corner, I can only conclude that, despicably, "race-baiting" will be a major component of the left's and the White House's Obama re-election campaign. Recently, a black publication interviewed me for an article, the topic being "Is America a post-racial society?" Then, flipping through the TV channels, I caught a bit of two blacks on CNN discussing whether or not America is a post-racial society. It's coming up everywhere lately.I am just giving you a heads-up,...
  • Postal Service reports massive $5 billion loss

    11/15/2011 2:19:21 PM PST · by bestintxas · 70 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/15/11 | J O'Toole
    The U.S. Postal Service released its annual financial results on Tuesday, and they're nothing to write home about. The agency reported an annual loss of $5.1 billion, as declining mail volumes and mounting benefit costs take their toll. The Postal Service said its losses would have been roughly $10.6 billion if not for the passage of legislation postponing a $5.5 billion payment required to fund retiree health benefits. PrintCommentRevenues from First-Class Mail, the Postal Service's largest and most profitable product, declined 6% from the previous fiscal year to $32 billion. Total mail volume declined by 3 billion pieces, or 1.7%....
  • Somali militants post tape of 'US suicide bomber'

    10/30/2011 12:05:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/30/11 | Staff
    Mogadishu, Somalia - An al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group on Sunday posted a tape allegedly made by an American citizen who blew himself up during an attack on an African Union base in Somalia's capital that left at least 10 people dead. The young man, who would be at least the fourth American to become a suicide bomber in Somalia, urges other young people not to "just chill all day" and instead fight nonbelievers around the world.The website, often used by the al-Shabab militia, said Somali-American bomber Abdisalan Taqabalahullaah had emigrated to the U.S. when he was 2 years old.
  • Under Fire, The Washington Post Quietly Scrubs Their Marco Rubio Hit-Piece

    10/22/2011 9:32:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/22/11 | John Nolte
    Thanks to those stubborn things called facts, today it’s the Washington Post under fire not the subject of their Thursday hit-piece, Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio. And now the WaPo memory-holing has begun. First, the Miami Herald came out swinging against WaPo’s embellishment of Rubio’s so-called embellishments, then the Senator himself hit back, then we learned the troubling back-story of the WaPo ''reporter'' who wrote the piece,and now the once-legendary newspaper has taken to quietly scrubbing the original story in order to make it look like something closer to the truth.
  • Occupy Calgary protesters post plea for toiletries and condoms

    10/18/2011 10:22:34 AM PDT · by sarah palin rocks · 41 replies ^ | October 17, 2011 | Calgary Sun
    Occupy Calgary protesters entrenched in Olympic Plaza have put out a call for donations from the public, asking for medical supplies, toiletries and condoms. The group, which expanded from its city-granted camp on St. Patrick’s Island following a Saturday protest at Bankers Hall, posted the plea for supplies on Facebook as city officials kept a close watch on the latest annexation of public property. Donations from the public have been coming in for the movement, which organizers say will be used to buy supplies such as food, but a plea has also been posted on Facebook for condoms, antibiotic ointment,...
  • Post office looking to close (THOUSANDS of) offices to save money (only lost $8 billion)

    07/26/2011 4:55:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/26/11 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    Post office looking to close offices to save moneyBy RANDOLPH E. SCHMID - Associated Press AP – 7 hrs ago WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service is launching a study of thousands of local post offices for possible closure in an effort to save money. The cash-strapped agency, which lost $8 billion last year, scheduled a briefing for Tuesday at which it is expected to announce the action. Most of the approximately 3,600 offices that face reviews are in rural areas, but postal official say they are looking into alternate service, such as locating offices in local businesses, town halls...
  • Columbia’s Inner Circle

    07/08/2011 10:47:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 6, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Accuracy in Academia’s sister organization, Accuracy in Media, has covered one-quarter of the faculty at the Columbia University School of Journalism and found them wanting. Indeed, it is interesting to compare Columbia’s descriptions of some of these with AIM’s findings: In 2005, AIM editor Cliff Kincaid noted that “Victor Navasky, publisher of The Nation and now chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review, wrote an article for the Los Angeles Times under the headline, ‘Objectivity is Highly Overrated.’ He argued for more “opinion journalism” from the media.” It should be noted that Weather Underground leader Todd Gitlin also hangs his hat...
  • Wash. Post smears Israel, stands history on its head

    06/18/2011 11:48:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/18/11 | Leo Rennert
    On May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos intercepted a flotilla of six ships sailing toward Gaza with the stated intention of breaking an Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory, ruled by the terrorist Hamas organization. Activists aboard five of the six ships passively surrendered their vessels. As a result, nobody was injured. But aboard the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish vessel, events took an ugly turn. As Israeli commandos rappelled from a hovering helicopter onto the top deck of the ship, they were set upon by a band of extremists, who attacked them with axes, metal bars and other makeshift weapons. One or...
  • Postal strike hits 10 more locales ( Canada )

    06/12/2011 8:10:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jun 12, 2011
    The rotating strike by Canada Post mail carriers and other workers will hit seven provinces starting late Sunday night, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers announced. ... On the issue of salaries, Callaghan said the parties are "fairly close" on wages for regular employees, but Canada Post is pushing for a significant cut in the hourly rate for new hires, to as low as $18 from about $23. ... The Crown corporation counters that measured on a per-address basis, mail volumes are down 17 per cent since 2006 and calls the union "out of touch" with the challenges facing the...
  • Washington Post Enlists Holocaust Against Israel

    05/29/2011 8:20:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/29/11 | Leo Rennert
    In an earlier incarnation, Scott Wilson worked for several years as the Washington Post's Jerusalem correspondent. So you would think that he learned something about the ancient historical, political, national, and cultural ties of Jews to the Holy Land. But you would be wrong. In the Post's May 28 edition, Wilson, currently the paper's White House correspondent, writes as follows in the lead paragraph of his article about the arrival of President Obama in Poland: WARSAW--Within hours of arriving Friday in this once-occupied capital, President Obama encountered the enduring emotion surrounding the state of Israel, founded as a sanctuary from...
  • Washington Post chairman unaware of Obama-Common controversy until shareholder asks...

    05/12/2011 10:24:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/12/11 | Matthew Boyle
    Washington Post Company chairman Donald Graham told shareholders Thursday morning that he was unaware of the controversy surrounding the rapper known as Common, whom Michelle Obama has invited to a poetry event, until Cliff Kincaid of the watchdog group Accuracy in Media asked him about it. Graham apparently missed a story on the front page of his newspaper, which offered a defense of Common’s lyrics. “Mr. Kincaid, I thank you for informing me of something I didn’t know about,” Graham said. “You have brought our attention to an interesting controversy.”
  • Washington Post managing editor claims objectivity, tweets bias

    05/09/2011 11:30:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The Washington Post’s managing editor, Raju Narisetti, opened his Twitter account on Monday morning with an anti-Defense Department, pro-Education Department tweet. “Thought encounter of the day: ‘Would be good if our schools are fully funded and DoD has to hold a bake sale to buy its next fighter jet,’” Narisetti tweeted. The Post newsroom boss absolves any comments he makes that would question his self-proclaimed objectivity by issuing a disclaimer at the top of his Twitter account, in which he describes himself as “Managing Editor, The Washington Post.” “Any perceived opinions are accidental and links are not endorsements,” Narisetti describes...
  • Wash Post Devotes a Staggering 6,228 Words to 'Nuanced' Maine Senators Who Frustrate Conservatives

    05/06/2011 6:47:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/6/11 | Scott Whitlock
    According to the Washington Post, examining every detail of the relationship between moderate Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins is worth devoting an exhausting 6228 words to. Writer Martha Sherrill offered a fawning analysis of the two senators who often frustrate conservatives. The near book-length profile investigated the apparent dislike the senators have for each other, but also highlighted the "nuanced" way in which the two side with liberal policies.