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  • Obama renews climate change push

    06/14/2014 5:07:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/14/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama renewed his campaign to curb carbon emissions Saturday, saying the debate over climate change is over. Obama, who made the battle against climate change a core promise of his 2008 election campaign, has been stymied at the federal level by opposition from lawmakers. Congress "is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence," Obama told a crowd of more than 30,641 people, including thousands of graduates at the University of California, Irvine. "They'll tell you climate change is a hoax, or a fad. One says the world might actually be cooling."...
  • Assembly Democrats push to shore up teachers’ retirement fund

    02/01/2014 6:20:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan. 29, 2014 | Jeremy B. White
    With California facing a massive teacher pension shortfall, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, unveiled an effort Wednesday he hopes would fully fund the system. An influx of revenue has allowed California to emerge from years of yawning deficits and protracted budget fights, and the pressure is mounting for the state to do something about an avalanche of liabilities that runs into the hundreds of billions.
  • Paul Ryan: ‘We don’t want to push people into citizenship’

    07/18/2013 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 7/18/13 | Rebecca Berg
    Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans are taking care not to “push” illegal immigrants to become American citizens as part of any comprehensive immigration reform package. “We don’t want to push people into citizenship,” Ryan said in an interview with KFYR 550 in Bismarck, N.D. Ryan said immigrants are more interested in finding jobs than in becoming citizens. “Most people just want to have a legal status so they can work to provide for their families,” he said.
  • ABC 7 Exclusive: Jackson Jr. makes first public appearance in months (Please - call da judge!)

    04/14/2013 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/13/13 | Michelle Gallardo, Diane Pathieu
    (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Disgraced former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. made his first public appearance in months when he sat alongside his father at Saturday morning's gathering of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. While Jackson Jr. did not speak, his attorney called on those gathered to call the judge in his case and plead for leniency before his June sentencing for misusing campaign funds. **SNIP** "Our judge needs to know, needs to understand, the character and the qualities of this extraordinary congressman," attorney C.K. Hoffler said. "This is the time to let the judge know how important he is to you." **SNIP**...
  • Lawsuit alleges sexual discrimination at Rainbow PUSH

    09/16/2011 9:57:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 16, 2011 | Cynthia Dizikes and Dawn Rhodes
    A former Rainbow PUSH employee who filed a sexual discrimination complaint against the organization and Rev. Jesse Jackson with the Illinois Department of Human Rights in 2010 has now filed a lawsuit making similar allegations. Tommy Bennett, of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, alleges in the lawsuit that co-workers at Rainbow PUSH mocked and harassed him because he is gay when he worked for the civil rights group from 2007-2009. Bennett’s lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, names Jackson and Rainbow PUSH as defendants.
  • Big push for home births: Too many babies are being born in hospital, say doctors

    07/14/2011 8:47:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/11 | Sophie Borland
    Women should no longer assume they will give birth in hospital with a doctor on hand. In a watershed moment, leading medical experts declared that mothers should be given more opportunity to have babies at home because a maternity ward is not necessarily the 'safer option'. A report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggests that as many as a third of all women should give birth 'without a doctor going anywhere near them'. It calls for a radical shake-up in the NHS which could lead to thousands more women having babies at home, as was the case
  • Amid another poll blow, Julia Gillard admits her push for a carbon tax may get even tougher

    06/27/2011 6:30:21 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | 28th June 2011 | Lanai Vasek
    JULIA Gillard admits Australia is a long way from consensus on climate change - and says the debate may become ever tougher for Labor - as new polling reveals her behind Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister for the first time. ..... Ms Gillard said today the polling was a result of her plan to put a price on carbon, and that while it was a tough reform "it may get even tougher, before it gets easier". “I believe that once carbon pricing is in place people will see how the system works and the benefits of it,” the Prime...
  • Sarah Palin's aides push back on new book

    05/23/2011 1:04:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/23/11 | ANDY BARR
    The book won’t be out until Tuesday, but Sarah Palin’s team is already pushing back hard against former aide Frank Bailey’s “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin,” telling POLITICO that the purported tell-all “belongs on the fiction shelves.” In their first comments about the book since several media outlets obtained a leaked manuscript in February, two sources close to Palin disputed several of the anecdotes in the book, including his claims of illegal coordination with the Republican Governors Association and that he has seen Palin’s deposition in the so-called “Troopergate” case, which is sealed. Palin’s camp also insists that some of...
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Rainbow Connection (Jesse Jackson gay sexual harassment lawsuit)

    04/16/2011 8:17:25 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    dfu via YouTube ^ | 4-16-11 | dfu
    Tommy R. Bennett files sex harassment against the reverend. Get the popcorn and enjoy the YouTube sing-along. RAINBOW CONNECTION - Jackson sexual harassment lawsuit
  • Senate Republicans push to oust Medicare chief

    03/03/2011 6:30:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    townhall ^ | 3/3/11 | ap news
    Unable to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, Republicans are trying to oust the official who is quarterbacking the overhaul of the nation's medical system. In a letter released Thursday, 42 Republican senators asked the president to withdraw the nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick as Medicare administrator, saying his experience isn't broad enough and past statements raise fundamental questions about his views on policy. The Medicare administrator's job carries major responsibilities under the health care law, such as setting up new insurance markets, expanding Medicaid to cover millions more low-income people, and revamping the way Medicare pays providers to...
  • Issa responds to Democratic push to rein in subpoena power

    01/25/2011 8:51:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/25/11 | Jonathan Strong
    Top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa is responding forcefully to a push by his foil on the House oversight committee to give Democrats input on which congressional subpoenas he issues, including the ability to force a committee vote on subpoenas. Issa’s saying the proposal would grant Democrats “unprecedented new powers to obstruct oversight.” In a letter, Issa denies key charges made by the committee’s ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, in a missive sent Monday, including that Issa had vowed privately to use his subpoena power “more expansively” and would not bring any subpoenas to a vote.
  • A “Poverty Pimp” Speaks, Jesse Jackson

    01/18/2011 7:40:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 18, 2011 | annem040359
    HE’S BACK!!!! Jesse Jackson, the best and most well-known “poverty pimp” had to use, of all days, the national holiday to honor what would have been the 82nd birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mr. Jackson make a brief “effort” to put into Dr. King’s memory what Mr. Jackson believes Dr. King Jr. would call for not only an outright ban on guns, but also healthcare, (in other words, President Barak Obamacare), and for full employment. Mr. Jackson also claims that the “dream” that Dr. King talked about is also under attack. Once again, using a...
  • Jackson PUSHES Comcast For 10% Minority Basic Set-Aside

    07/09/2010 5:37:13 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Multichannel News ^ | 7/8/10 | John Eggerton
    Rainbow Coalition Also Wants Comcast/NBCU To Spend 25% Of Ad Budgets On Minority-Owned Firms The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition wants Comcast to set aside 10% of its basic tier for networks "owned and controlled by people of color." The organization also wants both Comcast and NBC Universal to spend 25% of their ad and marketing budgets and the same percentage of "vendor dollars" on minority-owned firms. "We want to make sure that independently owned and controlled minority cable networks don't find it harder to gain carriage if this deal happens," said Jackson in written testimony for the July 8...
  • 'Construction in e. J'lem will push on'

    05/10/2010 6:07:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 183+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 5/10/10 | ap and jpost staff
    Construction of new housing for Jews in east Jerusalem will press forward, Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser illustrated in a statement on Monday. This drew Palestinian accusations that the plans could undermine newly relaunched peace talks. "Building is expected to begin soon in Har Homa ... and Neve Yaakov, where (construction) bids have been issued," Hauser told Army Radio, referring to two east Jerusalem neighborhoods. "Building in Jerusalem is continuing according to its regular pace."
  • A furious health care push — but what about jobs?

    03/06/2010 5:56:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,096+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/10 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's furious, final push to get a health care bill passed threatens to shove aside the message he promised would top his list this year: creating jobs. Even as the White House juggles several enormous issues at once, the public takes its cues about the president's chief concern from how he spends his time, energy and capital. As Obama himself put it on Wednesday, from now until Congress takes a final vote on a health care overhaul, "I will do everything in my power to make the case for reform." That kind of now-or-never campaign means...
  • Napolitano: Politics didn't push stimulus projects

    08/27/2009 8:59:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 880+ views
    Google ^ | 8/27/2009 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and ANABELLE GARAY
    DALLAS — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday that politics did not influence the decision to spend millions of dollars in stimulus money on little-used border checkpoints while passing over higher-priority projects. Members of Congress have asked for answers after The Associated Press showed that the Obama administration did not follow its internal priority list when handing out money to repair border stations nationwide.
  • Poll: President's popularity suffers in health reform push

    07/25/2009 3:50:16 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 1,165+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, July 25, 2009 | By S.A. Miller
    For the first time since President Obama entered the Oval Office, a majority of voters disapprove of the president's job performance in a Rasmussen tracking poll - a downturn that has the potential to sap the White House's clout as it begins the heavy lifting required for health care reform. Political strategists and pollsters said Mr. Obama is likely sacrificing his popularity by pursuing an ambitious agenda that engenders opposition. "As the president attempts to rebuild the economy and improve the health and welfare of an entire nation, he must use his political capital," said Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile....
  • Group protests pat-down of Muslim woman

    07/23/2009 5:06:26 PM PDT · by Flavius · 32 replies · 901+ views
    upi ^ | 6/23/09 | upi
    A Muslim woman was pulled out of line and subjected to a pat-down search at an Ohio airport because she was wearing traditional dress, an advocacy group said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Wednesday it has complained to the federal Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security, the Dayton Daily News reported.
  • Ill. governor names Burris to replace Obama

    12/30/2008 9:25:49 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 202 replies · 8,939+ views
    WLS - 890 AM ^ | Dec. 30, 2008 | DEANNA BELLANDI
    <p>WLS just broke in to say Roland Burris, a former Illinois Comptroller, has been named to the Senate by Rod.</p>
  • Pro-Huckabee Push-Poll Calls in South Carolina

    01/16/2008 7:36:27 PM PST · by RhodeIslandRepublican · 42 replies · 149+ views
    http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com ^ | Jan 16,2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Pro-Huckabee Push-Poll Calls in South Carolina I'm getting multiple reports from Campaign Spot readers in South Carolina of push polls favoring Huckabee. Here's one account: My wife just answered a call that appears to be an automated push poll for the Huckster. It started out naming the Republican candidates starting with Huckabee and then asking if she intended to vote in the presidential preference primary. It then went through the candidates, one by one, asking if she would vote for that candidate. When she said "Yes" to Fred, she was asked if she knew that Fred was for this and...
  • Video: Anti-Fred Thompson Push Poll Call (Huckabee Campaign Caught in the Act)

    01/16/2008 5:05:14 PM PST · by RhodeIslandRepublican · 42 replies · 139+ views
    http://fredfile.fred08.com ^ | January 16th, 2008 | By Sean Hackbarth
    Video: Anti-Fred Thompson Push Poll Call Posted on January 16th, 2008 By Sean Hackbarth in Video http://fredfile.fred08.com/blog/2008/video-anti-fred-thompson-push-poll-call/
  • CA: Report hails state's clean energy push

    11/19/2007 8:12:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 96+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/19/07 | Ngoc Nguyen
    California air quality chief Mary Nichols and state Energy Commissioner James Boyd have joined environmental groups in touting a new report that holds California up as a national leader in clean energy policy. They're calling on California's congressional delegation to follow the state's lead in pushing similar energy-saving initiatives as Congress is poised to vote on a federal energy bill. "The next step is for federal policy to match what states are doing," said Nichols, the California Air Resources Board chairwoman appointed by .. Schwarzenegger. The report by clean energy advocacy group Environment America lauds the Golden State for mandating...
  • Zimbabwe's Last White Farmers Face Final Push

    09/30/2007 6:30:26 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 208+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2007 | Peta Thornycroft
    Zimbabwe's last white farmers face final push By Peta Thornycroft in Harare Last Updated: 2:05am BST 01/10/2007 Farmer Charles Lock is determined to fight for his land in the courts Ringed by a clutch of Zimbabwean soldiers clicking automatic weapons, Charles Lock handed over the keys to his farm and drove off his land for the last time. Scores of white farmers, the last survivors of President Robert Mugabe's land grab, and thousands of their black workers are going through similar agonies. They now face the final deadline. As from today, any white farmer still on his land will be...
  • 7% (Christian - VANITY)

    09/10/2007 2:26:49 PM PDT · by Peace4EarthNow · 34 replies · 317+ views
    PUSH P-----pray U----until S----something H----happens I need this back... If you'll do this for me... I'll do it for you... When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent you this. Father, God bless all my friends in whatever it is that You know they may be needing this day! And may their life be full of your peace, prosperity and power as h e/ she seeks...
  • Jesse Jackson to target oil companies on diversity

    05/01/2007 4:01:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies · 1,113+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2007
    U.S. activist Rev. Jesse Jackson on Tuesday said his organization will target top energy companies like Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips in a push to create more jobs for women and minorities in the industry. Jackson said members of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition plan to buy stock in 20 of the world's largest energy companies. As investors, the group will seek change by attending annual meetings, calling for talks with the companies' chief executives and pressing for fairness hearings at the state level. "We intend to inject ourselves into the struggle for fair access to energy," Jackson told a news...
  • Stryker Troops Lead Initial Push into Diwaniyah

    04/11/2007 6:19:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 592+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Robert Yde
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE ECHO, Iraq, April 11, 2007 — With coalition forces focusing much of their efforts on Baghdad, many anti-Iraqi forces have fled the capital city and moved their operations to smaller towns around Iraq. Diwaniyah, located in southern Iraq, is one of these towns that has seen a spike in violence and anti-Iraqi force activity, and coalition forces have recently turned their attention toward restoring peace in the area. "My troop was able to secure the route and that let everyone flow in, so we accomplished the mission there. The other troop and company seized their objective.” U.S....
  • Invest in hope, America, not despair (JESSE JAGMO LAUGH ALERT)

    04/03/2007 9:07:07 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 3, 2007 | JESSE JACKSON
    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is a pretty good working definition of insanity. But that is the state of America's failed policy for poor children. For the last 25 years, we've basically been following the punitive ideas coming from the right side of our politics. We've chosen to invest in punishment on the back side rather than hope on the front side. And the results are now in: Poverty is up; prison populations are up; costs are up. It doesn't work. Consider Alabama, four decades after the march from Selma to Montgomery....
  • Bush Says America Will Continue to Push ‘Freedom Agenda’

    08/14/2006 6:11:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 490+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2006 – America will remain on the offensive against al Qaeda and nations that support terror groups, President Bush said here today. Bush met with Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace and other members of his national security team at the Pentagon and the State Department. The group discussed progress in the global war on terror and national security transformation during the series of meetings. During a news conference at the State Department following the meetings, Bush said...
  • AFL-CIO raising funds in political push

    08/10/2006 10:56:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 340+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/06 | Will Lester - ap
    WASHINGTON - The largest union in the AFL-CIO — representing state and local government workers — is beginning a multimillion-dollar effort to mobilize its members to vote, work for improved health care and organize more workers. The effort will be paid for by increases in the dues paid by workers and the fees paid by local unions. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, with 1.4 million members, voted this week in Chicago to increase the "per capita tax" it charges affiliate unions, union President Gerald McEntee said Thursday. McEntee said the union will raise $60 million from...
  • CA: Despite opposition, greens push for Hetch Hetchy's restoration

    08/05/2006 9:43:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 458+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/5/06 | Terence Chea - ap
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK With its soaring granite walls and spouting waterfalls, Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley was described by conservationist John Muir as "a grand landscape garden, one of Nature's rarest and most precious mountain temples." Much of the glacially carved valley now lies under 300 feet of water. It was dammed and flooded more than 80 years ago to supply drinking water and hydropower to the San Francisco Bay area. For years, environmentalists have advocated draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and returning the valley to its original splendor, while opponents say that would cost a bundle at a time when...
  • Pressure On Blair To Push For Ceasefire In Lebanon

    07/26/2006 6:12:42 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 206+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-27-2006 | George Jones - Michael Moore - Patrick Bishop
    Pressure on Blair to push for ceasefire in Lebanon By George Jones, Political Editor, Malcolm Moore in Rome, and Patrick Bishop (Filed: 27/07/2006) America used yesterday's peace summit in Rome to block hopes of an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon, as a YouGov poll suggested that public disquiet was growing at Tony Blair's approach to the crisis. Hizbollah fighters continued to put up determined resistance to Israeli forces in southern Lebanon, killing eight soldiers, the biggest loss since the conflict began 16 days ago. Maj Gen Udi Adam, the chief of Israel's Northern Command, said: "The fighting will continue for several...
  • Israeli troops push into south Lebanon

    07/19/2006 4:13:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 707+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/19/06 | Lee Keath- ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Israeli troops punched into south Lebanon on Wednesday as warplanes flattened buildings including one thought to hold Hezbollah's top leaders, intensifying an offensive despite mounting international pressure and a Lebanese appeal to spare the country further death and devastation. Hezbollah denied that any of its "leaders or members" died in the strike in the Bourj al-Barajneh district of south Beirut. The explosives did not blast a leadership bunker, but a mosque under construction, the group said in a statement faxed to The Associated Press. The strike was the most dramatic action on a day that saw Israelis...
  • Islamist In Fresh Mogadishu Push

    07/09/2006 10:16:27 AM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 223+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-9-2006
    Islamists in fresh Mogadishu push The Islamists made rapid advances in June Heavy fighting has broken out in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The Islamic Courts militia, which controls most of the city, is attempting to take a southern area held by warlord Abdi Qeybdid. At least seven people were killed and 16 wounded as fighters exchanged mortar, rocket and machine-gun fire. The militia ousted most warlords from the capital in June, in an effort to restore order. It has been accused of al-Qaeda links - which it denies. BBC regional analyst Martin Plaut says the battle under way in Mogadishu...
  • Israeli forces push into Gaza Strip

    06/27/2006 5:18:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 938+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/27/06 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces pushed into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after threatening a major offensive to try to bring home a soldier captured by Palestinian militants, the army said. Tanks and armored vehicles entered the territory near the southern town of Rafah less than a year after Israel pulled thousands of soldiers and settlers from the territory following 38 years of occupation. An army spokeswoman confirmed the troops had moved into Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing. Meanwhile, aircraft struck at three bridges on key roads in what the army said was an attempt to stop militants moving...
  • Jesse Jackson 'exposed' in report (Trial uncovers new details of leader's 'shakedown' tactics)

    06/25/2006 8:34:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 1,644+ views
    MINORITY REPORT Jesse Jackson 'exposed' in reportTrial uncovers new details of leader's 'shakedown' tactics Posted: June 24, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Jesse Jackson Government watchdog Judicial Watch has released a report it says reveals new details about the intimidation and shakedown tactics of Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition. The report, "Jesse Jackson Exposed," claims Jackson is "an extortionist who uses his influence as a civil rights leader to essentially blackmail wealthy corporations with absurd discrimination threats." Judicial Watch says that while some of Jackson's tactics have been published, this report offers new information gathered during the discovery...
  • New Mexico gov to PUSH: Protect immigrants

    06/23/2006 8:16:15 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 39 replies · 635+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 12, 2006 | KENDRICK MARSHALL
    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he is no stranger to the nation's immigration issue. The nation's only Hispanic governor, whose state is 50 percent Latino, wants help from leading black and Latino leaders to form an alliance that would protect the interests of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Richardson said documented immigrants in his state have been an asset, but more should be done by the government to prevent illegal immigrants from crossing the Mexican border and piggy-backing off immigrants who have tried to live and work in the country legally. "Some have brought violence, drugs and...
  • Americans, Iraqis push into area of Ramadi

    06/19/2006 10:14:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 605+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/06 | Antonio Castaneda -ap
    RAMADI, Iraq - Hundreds of American and Iraqi troops backed by a U.S. gunship pushed into an insurgent-infested section of eastern Ramadi, expanding their campaign to bolster their presence in one of Iraq's most violent cities. No U.S. casualties were reported, but six insurgents were thought to have been killed by fire from the AC-130 Spectre gunship in the initial hours of the operation, U.S. commanders on the ground said. Sporadic gunfire between U.S. troops and insurgent snipers echoed throughout the neighborhood. The troops were trying to establish a new outpost in Ramadi's eastern Mulaab neighborhood that would allow U.S....
  • Shareholder shove comes to PUSH ( Jesse Jackson Alert )

    05/04/2006 8:56:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 722+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | CHERYL V. JACKSON
    A shareholder group is gaining momentum in its efforts to pressure companies to disclose charitable giving -- with donations linked to the Rev. Jesse Jackson... The National Legal and Policy Center has stepped up efforts to require corporations to disclose more details about their donations... The Rainbow/PUSH Citizen Education Fund, which in 2001 provided payments to Jackson's former mistress. The Church Falls, Va.-based non-profit group hit two shareholders meetings this week -- Boeing on Monday and PepsiCo Inc. on Wednesday. "Many shareholders would certainly object to their money going to a controversial and divisive figure like Jesse Jackson," said Peter...
  • VA Completes Cabinet's Push for Employer Support of Guard, Reserve

    04/14/2006 5:34:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 146+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 14, 2006 – With a stroke of Veterans Affairs Secretary R. James Nicholson's pen here today, all 15 U.S. Cabinet secretaries have now signed a joint statement in support of the Defense Department's Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve organization. Veterans Affairs Secretary R. James Nicholson (right) became the last of the 15 U.S. Cabinet secretaries to sign a joint Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve statement of support. Thomas F. Hall (left), assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, delivered remarks during the April 14 ceremony. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • Diplomatic Push Is Planned To Curb Iran's Nuclear Ambition

    03/27/2006 5:45:09 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 189+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-28-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Diplomatic push is planned to curb Iran's nuclear ambition By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 28/03/2006) The world's key powers will seek this week to reach agreement on a strategy that will build up pressure on Iran. This could lead to sanctions being imposed by the summer unless Teheran halts the most dangerous parts of its nuclear programme. Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, along with foreign ministers from the United States, France, Germany, Russia, and China will meet in Berlin on Thursday at a gathering designed to finalise a United Nations call on Iran to comply with international demands,...
  • Britain, US And France Push For Timetable To Make Iran Reveal Atom Secrets

    03/10/2006 6:14:59 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 426+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-11-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Britain, US and France push for timetable to make Iran reveal atom secrets By Anton La Guardia in Vienna (Filed: 11/03/2006) Britain, America and France were pushing last night for Iran to be given a quick timetable to come clean about its nuclear programme or face "targeted" United Nations sanctions. Western countries have long sought to reassure sceptics that they only want a "gradual" process of building up pressure on Teheran to co-operate fully with nuclear inspectors. But at a meeting last night with Russia and China, the three western members of the UN Security Council were pushing for Iran...
  • America Supports You: Famous Marine, JROTC Unit Push VFW Effort

    03/09/2006 4:26:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 333+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as a drill instructor in the movie "Full Metal Jacket," has joined forces with a Midwest Junior ROTC unit to help support troops and their families. Retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey signs autographs for students from Wentworth Military Academy at the "Unmet Needs" benefit concert in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 25, 2005. The concert, featuring Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, kicked off Unmet Needs, a VFW program offering financial aid to military families in need. Photo by Phil...
  • Ancient Andean Maize Makers: Finds Push Back Farming, Trade In Highland Peru

    03/05/2006 3:43:23 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 1,116+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-5-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Week of March 4, 2006; Vol. 169, No. 9 , p. 132 Ancient Andean Maize Makers: Finds push back farming, trade in highland Peru Bruce Bower Nearly 4,000 years ago, large societies emerged in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru that would culminate 1,500 years later in the rise of the Inca civilization. Now, scientists have the first evidence that these Inca predecessors cultivated maize and imported plant foods from lowland tropical forests located 180 miles to the east. HIGH TIMES. Researchers excavate Waynuna, a site in Peru's Andes Mountains that has yielded evidence of early agriculture and food...
  • Bush honors Mrs. King -- in words only (Jesse Jagmo says, 'Show me the money')

    02/07/2006 7:47:46 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 26 replies · 1,102+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 7, 2006 | JESSE JACKSON
    Coretta Scott King will be sorely missed. For the 51 years since the Montgomery Bus Boycott, she has shown amazing endurance, strength and resilience. She walked with her husband during the bus boycott. Their home was bombed. She endured the threats and the slanders. When Dr. Martin Luther King was shot in Memphis, I called her to inform her that he had been shot. She organized his funeral. And she came to Memphis to lead the march he was to lead. She shared his sense of commitment. President Bush has announced that he will attend her funeral to honor her....
  • Dems' bill would enforce video-game age controls (Hillary, RATS push moral values)

    12/17/2005 6:09:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 519+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/16/05 | KRISTINA HERRNDOBLER
    Dems' bill would enforce video-game age controls By KRISTINA HERRNDOBLER Copyright 2005 Hearst News Service Dec. 16, 2005, 9:05PM U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to introduce federal legislation to protect children from inappropriate video games, December 16, 2005. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON - A trio of Democratic senators unveiled a proposal Friday to impose fines on retail outlets selling or renting violent and sexually explicit video games to children younger than 17. In introducing the legislation, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., and Evan Bayh, D-Ind., said it would...
  • US, Europe Won't Push For Move On Iran

    11/21/2005 5:36:01 PM PST · by blam · 223+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-22-2005 | George Jahn
    U.S., Europe Won't Push for Move on Iran Tuesday November 22, 2005 12:46 AM By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer VIENNA, Austria (AP) - Washington and its European allies will forgo pushing for Iran's referral to the U.N. Security Council later this week, giving Russia more time in persuading Tehran to give up technology that could make nuclear arms, diplomats and officials told The Associated Press on Monday. For the Americans and the European Union, the plan holds the promise of success even if Iran continues to reject the proposal that would move its uranium enrichment program to Russia. The...
  • Toronto Catholic Cathedral Fundraiser to Support Condom-Pushing Effort in Africa

    11/01/2005 6:05:14 AM PST · by LifeSite News · 165+ views
    http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/oct/05103106.html ^ | October 31, 2005 | John-Henry Westen
    TORONTO, October 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On November 10, 2005, Toronto's St. Michael's Cathedral will be holding a fundraiser for an event sponsored by St. Michael's Catholic Hospital to provide "'Life with Dignity' to people affected by HIV/AIDS in the developing world." However, Catholics and pro-family groups are concerned that the St. Michael's Hospital fundraising project, called "Angels in Africa", contravenes the teaching of the Catholic Church and the best health options for people threatened with AIDS by promoting condom usage.
  • Backstory: The push for war - Faulty intelligence in the run-up to invation (Here we go...)

    10/29/2005 6:54:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 858+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | 10/29/05 | CRAIG GORDON
    INDICTMENT THE HISTORY: ANALYSIS Backstory: The push for war Faulty intelligence in the run-up to invation BY CRAIG GORDON WASHINGTON BUREAU October 29, 2005 WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush's administration did all it could Friday to close the book on I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Don't have any contact with Libby about his indictment, staffers were warned. His security clearance - gone. And no goodbye meeting with the president. Libby "has left the White House, and I do not expect him to return," spokesman Scott McClellan said. If only it were that easy. Far from a clean end to the...
  • Environmental Studies Waived in Oil Push

    10/18/2005 8:02:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 2,343+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/18/05 | John Heilprin - ap
    WASHINGTON - In an aggressive push by the Bush administration to open more public land to oil and gas production, the Interior Department has quit conducting environmental reviews and seeking comments from local residents every time drilling companies propose new wells. Field officials have been told to begin looking at issuing permits based on past studies of an entire project, even though some of those assessments may be outdated. The instructions are in a directive from the department's Bureau of Land Management expected to cover hundreds of anticipated new drilling applications. President Bush and Congress authorized the streamlining as part...
  • Apologies from NAACP are long overdue

    07/13/2005 1:09:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 932+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 13, 2005 | Gregory Kane
    IT'S THE apology, stupid. NAACP board Chairman Julian Bond took to the podium Sunday to address the organization's 96th convention in Milwaukee. Once again, Bond pretended to bemoan President George W. Bush's decision not to address the convention. ... Bond proceeded to bash Bush, saying "the president likes to talk the talk, but he doesn't walk the walk" on civil rights. That's because Bond's definition of "civil rights" flies in the face of the very language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law calls for things to be done without regard to race, color or creed. So do...