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  • NAACP Refuses to Help Young Black Man, Aspiring Cop Over Bogus Gun Charge

    06/04/2015 7:12:12 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Steffon Josie-Davis is a responsible gun owner who wanted to be a police officer. He used to work as an armored guard for armed service company Loomis. When his little sister was playing in the garage where his gun was accessible, Josey-Davis put it inside the glove box of a locked vehicle. Josey-Davis then drove that car before accidentally failing to take the firearm out of the vehicle. His handgun is legally registered in the state of New Jersey. Hello, My name is Steffon Josey-Davis I'm a 24 year old from New Jersey who became a convicted felon for a...
  • BOOM! Netanyahu REFUSES to meet with Jimmy Carter

    04/20/2015 6:01:05 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 65 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-20-2015 | The Right Scoop
    Once Obama is no longer president, I suspect he’ll be getting the same ‘warm welcome’ that Jimmy Carter is getting from the government of Israel right now. And it’s so satisfying: TIMES OF ISRAEL – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have turned down invitations to meet with former US president Jimmy Carter during his upcoming visit to Israel over his “anti-Israel” views. Both the president and prime minister declined the invitations after consulting with the Foreign Ministry and the National Security Council, Haaretz reported Monday.
  • Former State Department Official Refuses to Testify About Hillary's Emails

    03/17/2015 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/17/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, a former State Department official, sidestepped questions about Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of a private email address in testimony today on Capitol Hill:
  • FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress ahead of Net Neutrality Vote

    02/25/2015 8:40:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    The National Review ^ | 02/25/15 | Andrew Johnson
    Two prominent House committee chairs are “deeply disappointed” in Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for refusing to testify before Congress as “the future of the Internet is at stake.” Wheeler’s refusal to go before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday comes on the eve of the FCC’s vote on new Internet regulations pertaining to net neutrality. The committee’s chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), and Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R., Mich.) criticized Wheeler and the administration for lacking transparency on the issue. “So long as the chairman continues to insist on secrecy, we will continue calling...
  • Hamas Refuses International Cease-Fire Efforts - Again

    07/23/2014 12:54:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    inn ^ | 7/14/14 | Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
    Hamas continues to be uncompromising in its position regarding an international cease-fire, AFP reports Wednesday. "We reject today and will reject in the future," Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Meshaal insisted, in a public speech in Qatar. Meshaal insisted that Israel must accept his list of unprecedented conditions for a cease-fire - which included lifting several security measures, such as the naval blockade and border control, designed to prevent terrorists entering into Israel, as well as re-releasing terrorists arrested earlier this month - and only then will Hamas deliberate with Israel on a date for a cease-fire. Meshaal claimed that the terms...
  • Travis Childers takes first shot of general election campaign, calls for debates

    06/26/2014 1:13:45 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Tonight, Travis Childers issued the following statement on the results of the Republican Senate runoff in Mississippi. "One thing is clear tonight: Senator Cochran does not have the confidence of his state, let alone his own party. The majority of Republicans voted for change in Washington. And if we are going to change Washington, we will need to change who we send to Washington."
  • Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion restrictions

    11/19/2013 3:28:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/19/13 | Shannon Bream
    DEVELOPING: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block controversial Texas abortion restrictions that have been called some of the strictest in the country. The court by a 5-4 vote denied a request by Planned Parenthood to block a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which allows key parts of the Texas abortion law to stay in effect while the case plays out.
  • Obama Refuses to Speak to Netanyahu

    11/17/2013 6:02:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    inn ^ | 11/17/13 | staff
    US President Barack Obama has refused to answer phone calls from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "more than once," according to Kuwaiti news source Al-Jarida. In a deliberate snub, Netanyahu's calls have instead been forwarded to US Secretary of State John Kerry. An American source told Al-Jarida that Jewish American politicians have been keen to fix the situation, which has steadily been deteriorating over the past month, and are attempting to set up a meeting between the two world leaders at the White House. The news is the latest in a series of public spats between the two nations, whose differences...
  • Kerry refuses to rule out U.S. ground troops in Syria, then backtracks

    09/03/2013 1:22:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Updated: 3:49 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry refused Tuesday to rule out putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, saying the president needs to retain the ability to send in forces in very select circumstances as the Obama administration officially began to make its case for retaliatory military strikes on the Assad regime. Testifying to the Senate, Mr. Kerry accused critics of “armchair isolationism” and said there are risks to acting, but that the risks of inaction are even worse. But asked whether President Obama would accept an authorization from Congress that specifically banned putting U.S. troops on the ground...
  • Obama Inc. Refuses to Cancel Military Contracts with Al Qaeda Supporters

    08/01/2013 10:31:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Front Page ^ | 8/1/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s all about due process. Al Qaeda supporters receiving taxpayer dollars get it from Obama Inc.. Just not George Zimmerman or the State of Texas. Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending. The U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office has declined to act in 43 such cases, John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said today in a letter accompanying a quarterly report to Congress.
  • United Kingdom teacher refuses water to kids claiming its 'unfair' to fasting Muslim classmates [UK]

    07/15/2013 8:10:15 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | undated | Ryan Lee Hall
    A mother demanded answers after a teacher refused to allow students to drink water in order not to offend fasting Muslim classmates. An angry mother accused a primary school of denying water to children on the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting Muslim students, who observe Ramadan.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Refuses Service For Police Officers Carrying Guns

    03/28/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington CBS local ^ | 3/28/13 | staff
    MANASSAS, Va. (CBSDC) — A server at Buffalo Wild Wings refused to serve Prince William County police officers because they had their guns displayed. The Manassas Park Patch reports that the employee wouldn’t serve them despite the plain-clothes officers showing him their badges. The server reportedly told the officers that it was a gun-free establishment. Scott Lupton, general manager of the Manassas Buffalo Wild Wings, apologized for what happened
  • Judge refuses to halt early vote recount in St. Lucie County

    11/17/2012 1:59:26 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    TCPalm ^ | 11/17/2012 | James Kirley
    FORT PIERCE — Circuit Court Judge Larry Schack has denied a motion by Democrat Patrick Murphy to halt the recount of early votes in St. Lucie County. About 4:15 p.m., the judge made his ruling, saying if Murphy loses because of the recount, he still can contest the results of the election. Meanwhile, workers in the Supervisor of Elections office on Okeechobee Road continued recounting the early votes for the tight District 18 congressional race. Early Saturday morning, the Murphy campaign team announced they had filed an preliminary injunction to halt the recount, saying it was not legal. Schack began...
  • State Dept. Official Refuses to Call Attackers in Libya Terrorists

    10/10/2012 1:51:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/10/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb refused to use the word “terrorist” during her testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday, saying she is not in the position to make “any judgments on my own.” Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) pressed Lamb, who appeared as a witness on Capitol Hill on the security breaches surrounding the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi last month, following her testimony: “Today as I listen to people, and you, Ms. Lamb, have said you’ve described these attackers in a number of ways, but you don’t mention terrorist...
  • White House Refuses to Refute Barack Obama’s Redistribution of the Wealth Comments (Video)

    09/19/2012 10:55:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/19/12 | Jim Hoft
    Jay Carney today refused to refute statements Barack Obama made in a 1998 interview where he promoted redistribution of wealth. Jay Carney would not distance the administration from Obama’s comments.
  • Uh Oh: Elizabeth Warren Refuses to Meet with 4 Cherokee Activists

    06/18/2012 1:35:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Remember when the Boston Globe prematurely declared this political scandal over last May? Good times.  Four outraged Cherokee activists who say Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has ignored their emails and phone calls will trek to Boston this week in hopes they can force a meeting with the Democratic Senate candidate over her “offensive” Native American heritage claims.“It’s almost becoming extremely offensive to us,” said Twila Barnes, a Cherokee genealogist who has researched Warren’s family tree. “We’re trying to get in contact and explain why her behavior hurts us and is offensive, and she totally ignores that. Like we don’t exist.” Late...
  • MF Global executive refuses to testify before Congress (Assistant Treasurer Edith O'Brien)

    03/28/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/28/12 | Sarah N. Lynch and Aruna Viswanatha - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A finance executive at MF Global Holdings Ltd invoked her right against self-incrimination as lawmakers heard from officials who played critical roles in the final days of the futures brokerage, when a huge and still unexplained shortfall in customer money surfaced. Assistant Treasurer Edith O'Brien, believed to have been involved in authorizing a $175 million transfer that may have included customer funds, three days before MF Global's bankruptcy filing on October 31, declined to testify on Wednesday. "On advice of counsel I respectfully decline to answer based on my constitutional right," she told subcommittee chairman Randy Neugebauer...
  • "Islamophobia" filmmaker refuses to answer questions

    12/29/2011 6:52:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/29/11 | Robert
    As I noted here, Dean Obeidallah is making a film about the trumped-up concept of "Islamophobia," and he would really like to interview me for it. So after I wrote this yesterday, we had another exchange, and I thought there might be an opportunity for some honest dialogue. So I asked Obeidallah to answer these questions, and told him I'd be interviewed for his film if he did so: 1. True or false: No comedy show, no matter how clever or winning, is going to eradicate the suspicion that many Americans have of Muslims. This is because Americans are concerned...
  • Texas Student Refuses Mexican Pledge of Allegiance, Anthem

    11/22/2011 11:37:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Education News ^ | 11/22/11 | B. A. Birch
    Students studying Spanish in a Texas public high school were asked to recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of an assignment, and when one student refused, stating that it upset her, the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson, writes Madeleine Morgenstern at the Blaze. The incident happened last month at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas — a city located about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. 15-year-old sophomore Brenda Brinsdon refused to participate, stating that she was particularly offended because the presentations in teacher Reyna Santos’s class...
  • Tim Geithner Refuses To Tell Chris Wallace What Happens If Debt Ceiling Isn’t Raised

    07/24/2011 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/24/11 | Matt Schneider
    Despite persistent questioning from Chris Wallace, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner refused to acknowledge what his plans were just in case the debt ceiling is not raised before August 2nd. Insisting that his plan was only to get Congress to raise the debt ceiling, Geithner seemed to demonstrate just how fearful he is of what might happen by hesitating to even discuss the possibility of any contingency plan. Continuing to sound the alarm, Geithner warned Wallace, “we do not have the ability, Chris, to protect the American people from the consequences of Congress not” raising the debt ceiling. And he reiterated...
  • Uh oh: Romney refuses to sign pro-life group’s pledge

    06/17/2011 6:08:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 127 replies
    hot air ^ | 6/17/11 | Allahpundit
    Doubling down on RomneyCare, confirming that he believes in climate change, now this. Say this for him: At least he’s not a total pander machine this time around. He just … seems to be in the grip of a political death wish. I can’t even explain this in terms of him wanting to stick by a position he espoused in the past in order to signal to voters that he’s “authentic” and won’t bend on his principles easily. His position, ostensibly, is that he’s pro-life. This makes him look like he’s inching back towards his pro-choice past. Is he in...
  • J Street: PM refuses to meet delegation

    06/06/2011 2:12:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    ynet ^ | 6/6/11 | Itamar Eichner
    Despite enjoying a hearty welcome at the US Congress recently, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to meet with a delagation of representatives organized by J Street, the liberal Jewish lobby said Sunday. Congressmen cheered Netanyahu on enthusiastically 50 times during his speech, 29 of those being standing ovations. However when five of those same Congress members planned a visit Israel, requesting a meeting with the prime minster or any other official representative of the state, not a single one complied. The delegation, composed of Democratic Congress members, was set to arrive in Israel on Monday. The trip was initiated...
  • Institutionalized Antisemitism: FBI Refuses to Investigate NYC Jihadi Bomb Plot on Major Synagogue

    05/16/2011 8:58:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/16/2011 | Pamela Geller
    Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne rejected the Federal critique, saying, "When somebody acquires weapons and plans to bomb the largest synagogue in Manhattan he can find, what do you call it, mischief?" Muslim Brotherhood-tied groups in America (ie CAIR, ISNA) have infiltrated and dug so deep into our nation's most critical government agencies and institutions that they have the Department of Justice, the Department of State and the FBI playing steppin' fetchit for every imaginary insult they can dream up under the sharia -- but bombing NY synagogues? Nothing to see here, folks. If jihadis planning to blow up a...
  • Huffington Post Refuses to Address Maher's Contributor Status After Vulgar Attacks on Palin

    03/31/2011 9:42:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/31/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Following its controversial decision to ban Andrew Breitbart from publishing articles at its front page, the Huffington Post has found itself in quite a pickle now that one of its regular contributors, comedian Bill Maher, made disgustingly vulgar references to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. As NewsBusters previously reported, Breitbart made some comments about President Obama's former green czar Van Jones that precipitated the following hypocritical statement from HuffPo spokesman Mario Ruiz last Thursday (readers are warned of vulgar content in full article): The Huffington Post is committed to fostering a lively and often provocative debate about the issues of...
  • NOW Refuses to Condemn Maher's Vulgar Palin Attack

    03/22/2011 9:39:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/22/11 | Hollie McKay
    Bill Maher uttered a female vulgarism when referring to former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin on his HBO show Friday night. “Did you hear this – Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan and she’s demanding that we invade ‘Tsunami,’” Maher said. “I mean she said, ‘These ‘Tsunamians’ will not get away with this.’ Oh speaking of dumb tw**s, did you...” Maher was offering an imagined Palin response in an apparent attempt at humor, as Palin had made no such statement.
  • CNN Refuses to Cave to Media Matters’ Ongoing Crusade to Blacklist the Right

    02/17/2011 4:50:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    big journalism ^ | 2/17/11 | John Nolte
    Something strange happened today. Something, in fact, I never thought was possible. I not only gained some respect for a cable news network not named FOX, but I have, of all organizations, the George Soros-funded, 501(c)(3) Media Matters to thank for it. In Media Matters never-ending crusade to purify the news into their unholy Leftist vision, we here at the Bigs all knew that once our very own Dana Loesch was hired by CNN as a political contributor, that Soros’ minions would then set out to do what they always do, and that’s find a way to convince CNN to...
  • Iowa wrestling standout refuses to face girl

    02/17/2011 2:03:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/17/11 | LUKE MEREDITH
    DES MOINES, Iowa – A standout Iowa high school wrestler refused to compete against a girl at the state tournament on Thursday, relinquishing any chance of becoming a champion because he says wrestling a girl would conflict with his religious beliefs. Joel Northrup, a home-schooled sophomore who was 35-4 wrestling for Linn-Mar High School this season, praised his first-round opponent, Cedar Falls freshman Cassy Herkelman, and Ottumwa sophomore Megan Black, who became the first two girls to make the state wrestling tournament in its 85-year history. But in a news release, he said he defaulted on his match with Herkelman...
  • Newt Gingrich Refuses To Participate In Any Debate With “Hostile” Chris Matthews And Keith Olbermann

    11/21/2010 7:32:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/21/10 | Matt Schneider
    With speculation about Republican candidates for President running wild, likely candidate Newt Gingrich appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and declared that the Republican candidates for President should organize the terms of the debates and not the news media. Before one dismisses this as the usual conservative gripe against the “liberal media,” it does consistently seem odd that MSNBC attempts to put Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann in the position of hosting election night coverage or moderating candidate debates when each host clearly has a liberal perspective.Newt’s verbal smackdown:
  • GOP congressman refuses to apologize for remark on ID'ing illegal immigrants (Brian Bilbray)

    06/05/2010 5:40:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,120+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/5/10 | Jordan Fabian
    A California Republican congressman on Friday would not apologize for a comment about immigrants he made in April in the context of Arizona's controversial new immigration law. The law requires that state law enforcement officials ask for identification from people they suspect are in the country illegally if they are stopped for other reasons. Critics say that could lead to racial profiling of Latinos. Rep. Brian Bilbray -- a supporter of the law -- was asked on MSNBC in late April how officers could identify illegal immigrants without using ethnic characteristics. "They will look at the kind of dress they...
  • Eric Holder Refuses To Say "Radical Islam" (VIDEO)

    05/13/2010 1:13:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 482+ views
    youtube ^ | 5/13/10 | c-span
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on 5/13/2010, US Attorney General refuses to use the term "radical Islam."
  • Supreme Court refuses ACORN appeal of funding ban

    04/23/2010 5:14:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 946+ views
    wash. examiner ^ | 4/23/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down ACORN's request for help in its lawsuit claiming Congress was wrong to shut off the activist group's federal funding. The high court on Friday refused to throw out a decision by the federal appellate court in New York City. That court had decided to freeze a judge's determination that Congress acted unconstitutionally in yanking the group's funding.
  • Marine's Father Will Not Pay Court-Ordered Funeral Protesters' Fees

    03/30/2010 3:01:27 PM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 144 replies · 2,447+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | March 30, 2010 | The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    The father of a Marine killed in Iraq whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters told Fox News he will defy a court order and not pay the protesters' appeal costs. Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., told Fox News he does not intend to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps, the leader of Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church, which held protests at Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder's funeral in 2006. "I don't think I'm going to be writing a check until I hear from the Supreme Court," Snyder told Fox News on Tuesday. "I'm not about to pay them anything." The Court...
  • U.S. court refuses to halt clean-truck program at L.A. and Long Beach ports

    04/16/2009 9:59:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 317+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/16/09 | Carol J. Williams
    <p>A federal judge in Washington refused Wednesday to halt the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach's clean-truck program, which aims to phase out 17,000 polluting big rigs that shuttle freight to and from rail terminals and other transport hubs.</p>
  • SCotUS: Court refuses to expand minority voting rights (5-4 vote, major wrench in dem machine?)

    03/09/2009 11:57:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 5,985+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/9/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a part of the Voting Rights Act aimed at helping minorities elect their preferred candidates only applies in electoral districts where minorities make up more than half the population. The decision could make it harder for some minority candidates to win election and for southern Democrats, in particular, to draw friendly electoral boundaries after the 2010 Census. The 5-4 decision, with the court's conservatives in the majority, came in the case of a North Carolina plan that sought to preserve the influence of African-American voters even though they made up just 39...
  • Muslim cemetery in Mumbai refuses to bury gunmen

    12/01/2008 8:35:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1,119+ views
    chron.com ^ | 12-1-08 | AIJAZ ANSARI Associated Press
    MUMBAI, India — A Muslim graveyard has refused to bury nine gunmen who terrorized Mumbai over three days last week, leaving at least 172 people dead and wreaking havoc at some of its most famous landmarks. The men are not true followers of the Islamic faith, according to the influential Muslim Jama Masjid Trust, which runs the 7.5-acre Badakabrastan graveyard in downtown Mumbai. "People who committed this heinous crime cannot be called Muslim," said Hanif Nalkhande, a trustee. "
  • Ohio Dems talking impeachment after AG refuses to resign

    05/05/2008 9:30:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 98+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/08 | Julie Carr Smyth - ap
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general on Monday refused demands from the governor and other fellow Democrats that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal in his office and an affair with a subordinate. Gov. Ted Strickland told reporters that Democrats will begin drafting an impeachment resolution against Attorney General Marc Dann right away. Republican House Speaker Jon Husted said Monday that his chamber — which takes the first step in any impeachment — was already reviewing the process. Virtually every state-level Democratic officeholder urged Dann to resign in a letter late Sunday after Strickland tried twice during...
  • Security Council refuses to condemn Iran

    06/08/2007 7:35:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 673+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/07 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council refused to approve a statement Friday that would condemn remarks about Israel's impending destruction attributed to Iran's hard-line president because of objections from Indonesia, council diplomats said. Qatar, the only Arab nation on the council, said it had no instructions, which also meant approval on Friday was impossible, the diplomats said. The statement must be approved by all 15 council members. France's U.N. Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sabliere, who called for condemnation of the remarks attributed to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said it was unfortunate that the council could not act immediately. But he...
  • White House refuses to release full NIE (Nutcase Dems seem hell-bent on destruction.. Ours!)

    09/27/2006 10:23:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,137+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/27/06 | Katherine Shrader and Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON - The White House refused Wednesday to release in full a previously secret intelligence assessment that depicts a growing terrorist threat and has fueled the election-season fight over the Iraq war. Press secretary Tony Snow said releasing the full report, portions of which President Bush declassified on Tuesday, would jeopardize the lives of agents who gathered the information. It would also risk the nation's ability to work with foreign governments and to keep secret its U.S. intelligence-gathering methods, Snow said, and "compromise the independence of people doing intelligence analysis." "If they think their work is constantly going to be...
  • Bush Refuses To Curb Israeli Assault

    07/14/2006 7:07:26 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-15-2006 | Alec Russell - Tim Butcher
    Bush refuses to curb Israeli assault By Alec Russell in St Petersburg and Tim Butcher in Beirut (Filed: 15/07/2006)(go to the site to use the links below) Audio: Con Coughlin on Hizbollah's motives Audio: Tim Butcher reports from Beirut In pictures: Beirut under siege Your view: are Israel's tactics justified? President George W Bush refused last night to rein in Israel as its close ally brought international condemnation by stepping up its offensive in Lebanon. For the second day running Israeli aircraft bombed southern Beirut, hitting the headquarters of Hizbollah, the Iranian-backed militant Islamic group, and the residence of its...
  • New Outbreak As Polio Refuses To Go Quietly

    06/07/2006 4:42:49 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 257+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-6-2006 | Linda Gedes
    New outbreak as polio refuses to go quietly 17:44 07 June 2006 NewScientist.com news service Linda Geddes Namibia is suffering its first polio outbreak in more than a decade, setting back hopes that the disease might be eradicated from the world by the end of 2006. Three human cases of wild polio virus have been confirmed in Namibia so far, while a further 33 cases - including six deaths - are currently being investigated, say officials from the World Health Organization. The last recorded case of the disease in the country was in 1996. The Namibian outbreak is the latest...
  • Jefferson refuses to quit Ways and Means (in reply to Pelosi request)

    05/24/2006 12:06:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 104 replies · 2,485+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/06 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democrats sought to get embattled Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record) to resign his seat on the House's most prestigious committee. "In the interest of upholding the high ethical standard of the House Democratic Caucus, I am writing to request your immediate resignation from the Ways and Means Committee," wrote House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in the one-sentence correspondence. The Louisiana Democrat was defiant. "With respect, I decline to do so," he wrote back to Pelosi."I will not give up a committee assignment that is so vital to New Orleans at this crucial time for any uncertain,...
  • Mexican president refuses to sign drug decriminalization bill, returns it to Congress

    05/03/2006 6:20:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,532+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Mexican president refuses to sign drug decriminalization bill, returns it to Congress developing .. or not.
  • Berlusconi Refuses to Concede Italy Race (until all checks are completed)

    04/11/2006 10:30:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 795+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | 4/11/06 | Maria Sanminiatelli - ap
    ROME - Center-left challenger Romano Prodi won the Italian parliamentary election, official results showed Tuesday, but Premier Silvio Berlusconi refused to concede until all checks are completed. "Nobody now can say they have won," Berlusconi said. The prime minister had called for a recount in the lower Chamber of Deputies, where final results gave Prodi's coalition a razor-thin margin. Earlier, Prodi told a news conference his government would have "constructive relations" with the United States and predicted that financial markets would "welcome with favor" his leadership. He said he was not concerned about Berlusconi's recount call and conceded his margin...
  • Real story on Mexican Student protest

    04/05/2006 9:19:45 AM PDT · by Exton1 · 6 replies · 626+ views
    KSFO ^ | 5 Aprl 06 | Judi in Woodside
    Judi-- Woodside== I received this from a friend in Southern California and thought you would be interested. HERE'S THE MESSAGE FROM THE FRIEND. As you all listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration there are some things that you should be aware of. As most of you know my wife is in charge of the English-as-a-second- language department at large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socio economic and income levels. Most of the schools you are hearing about South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington...
  • Iran Refuses To Give Ground Over Nuclear 'Research'

    03/03/2006 6:49:49 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 302+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-4-2006 | David Rennie
    Iran refuses to give ground over nuclear 'research' By David Rennie in Brussels (Filed: 04/03/2006) European Union negotiators yesterday walked away empty handed from talks with Iran two days before its nuclear programme is due to be discussed by the United Nations nuclear watchdog. The eleventh hour meeting was attended by a senior Foreign Office official, the French and German foreign ministers and the EU foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, at Iran's request. Iran's Ali Larijani listens to EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana The Iranians reiterated their demand to be allowed to continue "laboratory research" into uranium enrichment, a...
  • Judge refuses to delay New Orleans April 22 election

    02/24/2006 4:17:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies · 2,915+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/24/06 | KEVIN McGILL
    Judge refuses to delay New Orleans election Feb. 24, 2006, 3:54PM By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge refused today to postpone the April 22 mayoral election in New Orleans, turning back arguments that not enough has been done to ensure participation by the city's mostly black population dispersed by Hurricane Katrina. The decision came from U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle, who had earlier pressured state officials to make sure the election was held by the end of April. "We're extremely disappointed," said attorney Tracie Washington, one of the lawyers working with hurricane victim advocates who...
  • Saddam Refuses to Attend Trial Session

    02/01/2006 7:55:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 744+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/06 | Hamza Hendawi - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein and four other defendants refused to attend their trial Wednesday, and their defense attorneys boycotted the proceedings, demanding the removal of the chief judge they claim is biased against the former Iraqi leader. Chief judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman pressed ahead with court-appointed defense lawyers and only three defendants present, hearing five prosecution witnesses. After a 4 1/2-hour session, the trial was adjourned until Thursday. Abdel-Rahman first held a half-hour closed session Wednesday, barring media from the courtroom. It was not clear whether Saddam was brought in for the closed hearing, and court officials did not say...
  • Scotland Today: Scottish First Minister Refuses to Meet with Sheehan

    12/09/2005 10:00:08 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1,196+ views
    First Minister criticised for refusing to meet US peace campaigner The mother of the dead Scottish Soldier Gordon Gentle has branded First Minister Jack McConnell a disgrace to Scotland. Mr McConnell refused to meet the American peace campaigner, Cindy Sheehan, when she flew into Scotland today for a series of anti-war engagements. Cindy Sheehan has hounded President Bush and mobilised American public opinion against the war in Iraq. Today she was in Edinburgh to meet the Stop the War Coalition and a chance to meet with those, who, like her, have lost their sons in the conflict. Cindy Sheehan has...
  • CA: Retirement chief refuses to testify (San Diego)

    12/07/2005 10:13:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 293+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/7/05 | Greg Moran
    Lawrence Grissom, the administrator of San Diego's retirement system, refused to testify yesterday, invoking his right against self-incrimination and becoming the latest high-ranking official connected with the city pension scandal to not answer questions in court. Prosecutor Steve Robinson asked one question – "Were you the retirement administrator for SDCERS in 2002?" – when Grissom's lawyer, Brian Hennigan, announced his client would assert his Fifth Amendment rights. He left a few minutes later, but not before defense attorneys for six former pension board members facing criminal conflict-of-interest charges tried to persuade Superior Court Judge Frederic L. Link to grant Grissom...
  • White House shifts blame for Katrina response

    09/04/2005 11:29:44 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 154 replies · 4,464+ views
    Washington Post MSNBC ^ | Sept. 4, 2005 | Manuel Roig-Franzia and Spencer Hsu
    If I get this pasted go to the near bottom of the Washington Post article and see how K. Blanco thought it better to avoid Martial Law declared in her state than to save the lives of her people. and - she is advised by the law firm of Clintoon's ex, former director Witt in how to avoid a "takeover" http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9189916