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  • Still Report #791 - Cruz Humiliated in U S Senate

    04/14/2016 6:48:20 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 146 replies
    You Tube ^ | Apr 14, 2016 | Bill Still
    Calgary Ted Cruz was humiliated on the floor of the U.S. Senate twice on Monday night, according to a report in Politico. Months of Cruz’s criticisms of his Republican colleagues is now reaping some nasty rewards for the Junior Senator from Canada. During a discussion of continuing funding for the government, Cruz tried to interrupt the proceedings with a roll call vote. The usually polite decorum on the floor of the U.S. Senate quickly turned negative as even Cruz’s fellow Republicans refused to grant him what’s called a “sufficient second” that would have allowed him to briefly call for the...
  • Obama rejecting Keystone XL pipeline

    11/06/2015 9:34:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2016 | Dave Boyer & Ben Wolfgang
    Ending a review process that lasted nearly seven years, President Obama on Friday rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline, siding firmly with environmental activists and drawing the ire of business and labor groups who say the administration is willfully standing in the way of economic growth, job creation and energy security. In a speech at the White House, Mr. Obama, flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, formally announced they'll block construction of Keystone. "The State Department has decided the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interests of the United States. I...
  • Chicago Democrats Abandon Obama on his 'Last Request'

    06/12/2015 3:07:04 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ai Yashar
    Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) was a key ally of US President Barack Obama, backing him in 2004 when he ran for the Senate, but now he and all other Chicago Democrats but one are turning their back on the lame-duck president as he makes possibly his last big request for support. Obama is calling for Democrats to back him in a vote on Friday to give him "fast track" negotiating authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade accord, which critics warn will harm local business, reports the Washington Post on Friday. But Democrats including even Davis, who said of Obama,...
  • A Quick Reminder of Obama's Unanimously Rejected Budgets

    02/02/2015 12:59:11 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies ^ | 2/2/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Today President Obama will deliver his whopping $4 trillion budget to Congress. President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations, pushing past tight federal spending caps to fund an ambitious public works program and provide middle-class tax relief. Obama's budget, which will set off months of wrangling in Congress, proposes spending $4 trillion — $3.999 trillion before rounding — in the 2016 budget year that begins Oct. 1. That's a 6.4 percent increase over estimated spending this year, projecting that the deficit will decline to $474 billion. POLITICO...
  • India Rejects Climate Deal With Obama

    01/27/2015 8:32:48 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 1/27/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    India has rejected pleas from the Obama administration to enter into an agreement to put a future limit on its greenhouse gas emissions in order to fight global warming. President Barack Obama went abroad hoping to strike a climate deal with India — the world’s third-largest greenhouse-gas emitter — in order to build support for an international global warming treaty ahead of a United Nations summit later this year. But India had other ideas. Obama wanted India to announce it would peak its greenhouse gas emissions by a certain year, mirroring a pledge China made last year to peak its...

    12/07/2014 4:47:52 AM PST · by Liz · 97 replies
    VARIOUS SOURCES | 12/7/14
    REPUBLICANS STUNNING WINS MAKE ELECTORAL HISTORY The treasure trove of Congressional and down-ticket wins: <><> midterms were a massive and awesome rejection of liberals and Progressives, <><> Southern Democrats control not a single governorship, US senator or legislative chamber, <><> 73 percent of LA's white voters say they "strongly disapproved" of Obama, <><> Democrat losses stretch from the Carolinas westward to Texas, <><> Of 140 Southern States election districts---110 went Republican. <><> GOP House majorities are huge and solid. <><> NBC's Chuck Todd says Dems can't recapture losses until 2022, <><> Some pundits say Republicans have a 100-year majority;...
  • Obama rejected: Top golf courses say no to his Labor Day play requests

    09/10/2014 8:07:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    At least three elite golf courses in the wealthy New York community of Westchester turned up their noses at President Obama and declined to let him play during his Labor Day travels to the area, citing concerns of inconveniencing their high-profile clients, a source told New York media. Among the courses: The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge, NBC 4 New York reported. The courses would have had to shut down to accommodate the president and his entourage — including Secret Service — during one of their busiest holiday weekends.
  • Hamas Spokesman Rejects Ceasefire Proposal

    07/14/2014 8:56:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 7/15/2014, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Hamas rejected Egypt’s proposed ceasefire in Gaza on Monday night, as Arab foreign ministers in Cairo called on “all parties” to accept the proposal. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the group would not accept a truce without a fully-fledged deal to end hostilities, according to AFP. “A ceasefire without reaching an agreement is rejected. In times of war, you don’t cease fire and then negotiate,” he told the news agency. Barhoum added Hamas had not received any official proposal and that “the weapons of the resistance are a red line.” …
  • Recruits' Ineligibility Tests the Military

    07/03/2014 5:46:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 27, 2014 | Miriam Jordan
    U.S. News Recruits' Ineligibility Tests the Military More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn't Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says By Miriam Jordan June 27, 2014 More than two-thirds of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones. The military deems many youngsters ineligible due to obesity, lack of a high-school diploma, felony convictions and prescription-drug use for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But others are now also running afoul of standards for appearance amid the...
  • J Street Rejected by American Jewish Umbrella Group in 'Big Tent' Litmus Test

    04/30/2014 8:03:23 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 19 replies ^ | April 30, 2014 | Alina Dain Sharon and Sean Savage
    In what many observers will see as the de facto expression of mainstream U.S. Jewry’s outlook on J Street, members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Wednesday voted 22-17 (with three abstentions) to reject the membership application of the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby. J Street secured the votes of only about a third of the Conference’s 50 members. The 42 Conference members in attendance in New York exceeded the 75-percent quorum needed to hold the vote, but J Street fell significantly short of the required threshold of a two-thirds affirmative vote from the Conference’s full...
  • Senate rejects Obama nominee who defended convicted cop killer

    03/05/2014 9:45:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    The Senate voted 47-52 Wednesday to reject controversial nominee Debo Adegbile as an assistant attorney general. Seven Democrats voted against moving forward with President Obama’s nomination of Adegbile, which the Fraternal Order of Police and other groups opposed because of his involvement in the defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) then switched his vote from yes to no in a move that allows him to bring the nomination up again for a future vote. Every Republican also voted against the nomination, sending it to defeat....
  • Goliath Studios Booted "Cinderella's" Song from Oscars

    03/02/2014 12:38:24 PM PST · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 03/02/14 | Reasonmclucus
    Those who watch the Oscars need to understand the song that receives the Oscar for best song may not deserve the honor. The Motion Picture Academy arbitrarily rescinded the nomination of the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the best song category. According to a review "ALONE YET NOT ALONE tells the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Allegheny Indians in a raid on their home and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by...
  • GOP governors reject ObamaCare health exchange partnerships

    02/17/2013 4:39:08 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | 2-17-2013 | Fox News/AP
    As the final deadline for creating state health insurance exchanges passed Friday, New Jersey, Tennessee and Florida said they would not work with the federal government on establishing insurance markets required under ObamaCare. Exchanges are online markets required under the federal health care law where consumers will be able to buy individual private policies and apply for government subsidies to help pay their premiums. In his announcement Friday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said his administration is committed to complying with ObamaCare, but "only in a manner that is the most effective and efficient for the residents of New Jersey,...
  • TX Redistricting Deal Rejected - NO Apr 3 Primary - Apr 17 Unlikely – Split Election Likely

    02/08/2012 1:05:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | February 7, 2012 @ 6:08 AM | David Bellow
    TX Redistricting Deal Rejected - NO Apr 3 Primary - Apr 17 Unlikely – Split Election Likely – TX Should Stand Up to Feds & RNC Monday, February 6th, was the deadline for a Texas Redistricting agreement to be made in order to have a one 2012 Primary Election in Texas on April 3rd. There was an agreement made between Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and some of the minority groups who are plaintiffs in the Redistricting Lawsuit, but then a Federal US District Judge, Orlando Garcia, in San Antonio struck down the deal. Yep, this is the same...
  • CA: Legislation to kill Air Resources Board rejected in Assembly (party-line vote)

    04/26/2011 1:31:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/26/11 | Jim Sanders
    Legislation to abolish the California Air Resources Board has been killed by a legislative committee. The proposal by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, died Monday in the Assembly's Natural Resources Committee on a party-line vote, with Democrats opposed to the measure. Assembly 1332 would have transferred the Air Resources Board's duties, powers and jurisdiction to the state Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Consumers Reject Chevy Volt

    03/10/2011 5:59:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 10, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
    Part 4: GM by the Numbers Last week, the Volt, GM's signature hybrid vehicle, turned in a lackluster performance in its first series of road tests by Consumer Reports. CR told Reuters on Monday that "when you look at the finances, [the Volt] doesn't make any sense." The publication went on to note that the Volt was "not particularly efficient as an electric vehicle and not particularly good as a gas vehicle... This is going to be a tough sell to the average consumer." GM and the Feds are betting the farm - and their credibility - on the...
  • Fox Rejects “John 3:16” Super Bowl Ad

    02/04/2011 9:39:23 AM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 02/03/11 | Dave Bohon
    s FOX Network puts the finishing touches on its advertisement lineup for the February 6th Super Bowl — arguably as popular a part of the evening as the game itself — one thing is certain: just about any thing will be permissible in the way of sex, sleaze, and crude humor. Apparently, however, one type of ad will not be permitted: those promoting positive values and faith in God. Following last year’s media furor over a Focus on the Family-sponsored pro-life spot during the Super Bowl featuring Christian football phenomenon Tim Tebow (left) and his mother, FOX has put the...

    11/05/2010 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 79 replies
    DRUDGE ^ | November 5, 2010 | Steve Kroft
    NEW YORK (CBS) — After a suffering a “shellacking” in the midterm elections, President Obama acknowledges what many have seen as his chief weakness – failing to sell the importance of several legislative milestones to the American people. “I think that’s a fair argument.
  • Elena Kagan Should Be Rejected

    06/29/2010 5:49:50 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies ^ | 6/29/2010 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Barack Obama revealed his goal for the Supreme Court when he complained on Chicago radio station WBEZ-FM in 2001 that the Earl Warren Court wasn't "radical" enough because "it didn't break free from the essential constraints placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution" in order to allow "redistribution of wealth." Now that Obama is president, he has the power to nominate Supreme Court justices who will "break free" from the Constitution and join him in "fundamentally transforming" America. That's the essence of his choice of Elena Kagan as his second Supreme Court nominee. She never was a judge, and...
  • Thunderstorms Abort Obama's Memorial Day Speech

    05/31/2010 6:28:09 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 36 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | 5/31/10 | The Lonely Conservative
    I think it was an omen. See the video of Obama's Memorial Day Speech getting rained out.
  • Obamacare Going Down Zero dollar available - Keep Fighting Obamacare - use these!

    09/30/2009 9:45:49 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 20 replies · 655+ views
    self | 9/30/09 | Secret Agent Man
    Obamacare is in the midst of tanking, and all the democrat rats are scrambling around on the deck as the ship goes down. They are running out of time and getting desperate. The fact is, most people do NOT want this extreme government solution to cover a small fraction of Americans without insurance coverage. Most people now see it for what it is, a MASSIVE, unprecedented POWER GRAB over the average citizen's life and privacy, PLUS making us have the privilege of paying a whole lot more for a whole lot less. Even the majority of doctors (Sept 15 Investors...
  • McCain's benefit taxation not in GOP health plan [pwn3d]

    06/17/2009 7:21:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 633+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-06-17 | Molly K. Hooper
    House GOP leaders who unveiled their “vision” for healthcare reform made clear that a major provision endorsed by 2008 GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) was not included. Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman of the Health Care Solutions Group that spent months writing a "comprehensive" reform plan, said that McCain's proposal to tax employer-based benefits was "certainly not part of our plan."
  • Democratic National Committee: Statement on Gov Palin's Decision to Reject Stimulus Funds

    03/19/2009 6:33:21 PM PDT · by redk · 58 replies · 2,276+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 3/19/09
    WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please find, below, the statement of Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse on Governor Sarah Palin's decision to reject over $500 million in federal funds due the state of Alaska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: "After soliciting and accepting more federal dollars per capita than any other governor in the union, Sarah Palin's decision today to deny the state of Alaska over half a billion dollars in recovery and reinvestment funds - including millions for schools, energy and public safety - appears to be nothing more than political posturing. At a time...
  • Some rejected Minn. Senate ballots to be counted

    02/10/2009 11:53:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 896+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/09 | Patrick Condon - ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The judges in the Minnesota Senate trial have identified the first of what could be many wrongly rejected absentee ballots that they say must be included in the final count. The judges' order Tuesday means that 24 supporters of Democrat Al Franken whose absentee ballots were rejected will see their votes counted. Republican Norm Coleman wants the judges to count about 4,700 other rejected absentee ballots, and his lawyer says their decision means they're more likely to take that step. Franken has a 225-vote lead over Coleman, not including the 24 votes at issue Tuesday.
  • 'Naked nomad' who rejected civilization to wander the outback alone leaves a multi-million £ estate

    04/22/2008 12:20:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 115+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/14/08
    He walked naked through the Australian outback and died without clothes in a canoe in the jungle - but it was learned yesterday that the so-called 'Naked Nomad' had left behind a £2 million fortune. Eccentric Victor Flanagan wandered the sun-scorched roads of Australia without a stitch of clothing, slipping on a simple sarong when he entered towns, a curious figure with shoulder-length greying hair who had rejected civilisation. Everyone believed he was penniless, but it has now been revealed that Mr Flanagan had left behind land worth £2 million near Busselton, in Western Australia. He had inherited the property...
  • EPA's move to regulate mercury emissions rejected

    02/08/2008 3:11:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 83+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/8/08 | Judy Pasternak
    WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court today struck down a market-based effort by the Bush administration to regulate emissions of mercury from coal- and oil-fired power plants, agreeing with critics that the Environmental Protection Agency had violated the Clean Air Act when it established the rule. A coalition of environmental groups and 17 states, California among them, challenged the policy, which was slated to take effect in 2010. The EPA had planned to establish a mandatory national cap on mercury emissions and then allow power plants that fail to meet their targets to buy credits from less-polluting plants. Environmentalists have...
  • Transplant Decision Too Late, Teen Dies

    12/21/2007 7:42:11 PM PST · by Westlander · 25 replies · 414+ views
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  • Coal plant ruling deflates wind projects

    11/13/2007 6:22:37 AM PST · by Dust in the Wind · 18 replies · 106+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | Nov. 13 2007 | The Associated Press
    As many as 13 potential wind-farm projects in western Kansas could be in danger because of the state's decision to reject two coal-fired generating plants near Holcomb, proponents of the wind farms said. New transmission lines were to be part of the $3.6 billion Sunflower Electric Power Corp. project, which was rejected by Rod Bremby, the state's secretary of health and environment.
  • Video of UN Watch Speech Rejected as "Inadmissible" by the U.N. Human Rights Council

    09/20/2007 9:38:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 129+ views
    UN Watch ^ | Hillel Neuer
    Video of Hillel Neuer of UN Watch giving the morons at the Human Rights Council a piece of his mind.
  • U.S. appeals court orders dismissal of domestic spying suit

    07/06/2007 9:05:11 AM PDT · by xcamel · 13 replies · 702+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | July 6, 2007 | The Associated Press
    CINCINNATI: A U.S. appeals court on Friday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging President George W. Bush's domestic spying program, saying the plaintiffs had no standing to sue. The 2-1 ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel was not on the legality of the surveillance program, but it vacated a 2006 order by a lower court in Detroit. That court had found the post-911 warrantless surveillance aimed at uncovering terrorist activity to be unconstitutional, violating rights to privacy and free speech and the separation of powers. The American Civil Liberties Union led the lawsuit on behalf...
  • Palestinians reject US plan (Surprised?...from a bunch that rejects life)

    05/05/2007 2:17:18 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 3 replies · 240+ views
    News24 (South Africa) ^ | 5 May 2007 | News24
    Gaza - Palestinian leaders roundly rejected a US proposal on Saturday that aims to foster peace moves by setting a timetable of reciprocal security measures with Israel. The Israeli government, beset by an internal crisis, had already poured cold water on Washington's plan for a "timeline" of "benchmark" steps that included Palestinian forces cracking down on rocket attacks and Israel easing travel restrictions. In an atmosphere of profound mutual mistrust and fundamental weaknesses in the governments on either side, the future of the proposal seemed unclear. Leaders of the ruling Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas ruled out any further discussion of...
  • Ape at Zoo Boise rejected by its mother is being raised by humans

    04/30/2007 8:40:06 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 298+ views
    NWCN ^ | 04-29-2007 | Monte Stiles
    The female baby - a type of ape called a gibbon - was born April 9. BOISE, Idaho - The first ape ever born at Zoo Boise is being hand-raised by humans and is gaining weight, after being rejected by its mother. The unnamed female baby -- a type of ape called a gibbon -- was born April 9 and weighed half a pound, but is now up to three-quarters of a pound, zoo director Steve Burns said. Her mother rejected her five days after she was born, Burns said.The female baby - a type of ape called a gibbon...
  • [Alec] Baldwin Request to Quit Sitcom Rejected

    04/26/2007 8:27:26 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 473+ views ^ | 4-26-2007 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES -- Divorced dad Alec Baldwin, caught yelling at his daughter on a voicemail message, said Wednesday he asked NBC to let him out of his "30 Rock" contract so he can devote his time to the issue of "parental alienation." "If I never acted again I couldn't care less," Baldwin said in a pre-taped appearance for ABC's "The View," scheduled to air Friday.
  • LNG plan is rejected by Coastal Commission (12-0 decision)

    04/13/2007 8:41:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 472+ views
    Ventura Star ^ | 4/13/07 | Scott Hadly
    The California Coastal Commission dealt another, if not fatal, blow Thursday to the Australian mining firm BHP Billiton's proposed $800 million floating natural gas terminal offshore of Ventura County. The unanimous rejection of the plan, at a meeting in Santa Barbara, came just three days after the State Lands Commission nixed a lease for the company to run its pipelines from the offshore site 13.8 miles to the coast at Oxnard. The company had tried to postpone the meeting, with officials saying they needed time to digest the State Lands Commission's 2-1 vote, but the Coastal Commission went forward with...
  • Former US president slaps down 'subservient' Blair (Peanut head)

    08/26/2006 10:14:18 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 89 replies · 1,780+ views
    Former US president Jimmy Carter lashed out at British Prime Minister Tony Blair for being "so compliant and subservient" to the Bush administration in Washington. "I have been surprised and extremely disappointed with Tony Blair's behaviour," Carter told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper as he promoted his new book "Faith and Freedom." "I think that, more than any other person in the world, the prime minister could have had a moderating influence on Washington, and he has not," said the 81-year-old former head of state. He faulted Blair for not having been a constraint on US President George W. Bush's decision...
  • Rejected Pop-Tart flavors

    08/03/2006 6:08:24 PM PDT · by SeanGleeson · 19 replies · 2,447+ views
    Sean Gleeson ^ | August 2, 2006 | Sean Gleeson
    If you spend any time in the cereal aisle, I don't have to tell you that the folks who make Pop-Tarts are always coming up with crazy new combinations of flavors. But you may not realize that for every new variety of toaster pastry that makes it to the greengrocer's shelves, there are dozens of experimental flavors that don't make the cut. Here are some concepts that were rejected, for one reason or another. THERE ARE MORE! Please see More rejected Pop-Tart flavors.
  • Senate votes to bolster border, reject terror grants (and REJECTED adding 370 miles of fencing)

    07/15/2006 8:53:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 2,288+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 7/16/06 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    Washington- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to bolster security at U.S. borders by pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into more patrols, surveillance flights and sensors to catch illegal immigrants sneaking into the country. Senators approved the $32.7 billion budget for the Homeland Security Department next year by a vote of 100-0. But they rejected proposals to boost funds for cities and states at high risk of terrorism attacks, a sore subject amid a recent spate of terrorism-related arrests and threats targeting metropolitan areas. With border security and immigration reform a top election-year priority, the Senate also agreed to make...
  • CA: New voters being rejected - Many didn't provide the identification that's now required

    03/31/2006 11:30:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 765+ views ^ | 3/31/06 | John Wildermuth
    More than 25 percent of the new registration forms sent to the state since Jan. 1 have been returned to the counties, most because they lack the driver's license, state identification or Social Security numbers now required by federal law. ---snip--- Problems with a new statewide voter registration system could keep tens of thousands of Californians from showing up on election rolls this June. More than 25 percent of the new registration forms sent to the state since Jan. 1 have been returned to the counties, most because they lack the driver's license, state identification or Social Security numbers now...
  • Hamas’ win: historical revisionism, a dark reality, but a little hope

    01/27/2006 5:22:09 AM PST · by forty_years · 1 replies · 404+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | January 27, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    Hamas' victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections is already being sanitized by the politically correct, despite the terrorist group's bloody track record and its fallacious and dubious historical claims to the land of Israel. Thankfully, some Western leaders are condemning the selection of murderers by Palestinians for their government. At the top of a BBC article yesterday regarding the Hamas terrorist group winning Palestinian elections: The win poses problems for efforts to restart peace talks with Israel, say analysts. Israel insists it will not deal with an authority including Hamas. So this is all just Israel's problem/fault because the majority of...
  • Mexican execs tell Núñez they feel rejected by state

    08/27/2005 10:44:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 251+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 8/27/05 | Ed Mendel
    MEXICO CITY – Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez said Mexican business executives told him yesterday they feel "totally rejected" by California political leaders, a contrast to their warm relations with Texas officials. After a private meeting with a dozen business leaders here, the Los Angeles Democrat said executives regard the current wave of "anti-immigrant hysteria" in California as an affront to them. The speaker said he invited the group to come to California for a meeting with business and political leaders to improve relations. "I said, 'We want your investment in the state,' " Núñez said he told the members of...
  • CA: E-voting machines rejected after state tests

    07/29/2005 1:43:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 397+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/29/05 | Jennifer Coleman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - California election officials have rejected an electronic voting machine by Diebold after tests revealed unacceptable levels of screen freezes and paper jams. Three counties already have purchased the TSX voting machine, which was found to have a failure rate of 10 percent. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson said that was too high a risk and he notified company officials in a letter sent Wednesday. In a mock election held last week to test the 96 touch-screen machines, McPherson noted in the letter that his staff encountered "problems with paper jamming on the ... printer module," he said...
  • Hilarious Bumper Sticker - Rejected not Elected

    11/20/2004 7:51:07 AM PST · by Simulated01 · 11 replies · 1,311+ views
    I saw this post on FR earlier, but couldn't locate a way to buy these bumper stickers. They were originally on eBay, but were all sold. I finally found the site to grab them. These are too funny. I picked up a few for my family and friends. Click for the site
  • Bush rejected Kim Jong-Il's offer to "dance": Japanese media

    06/13/2004 7:20:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 187+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/12/04 | AFP - Tokyo
    TOKYO (AFP) - US President George W. Bush (news - web sites) has rejected a passionate offer from North Korea (news - web sites)'s supreme leader Kim Jong-Il for direct talks between their countries, press reports in Japan said. The offer was conveyed to Bush by Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who met Kim on May 22, during their talks Tuesday on the sidelines of the Group of Eight (G8) summit in the US state of Georgia, the reports said. "He (Kim) wanted to dance (with Bush) so much as to get thirsty," Koizumi told the US president in a...
  • Gorelick Rejected Attempt to Revise 'Wall' Memo

    04/29/2004 4:59:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 248+ views
    CNS NEWS ^ | 4/29/04 | Scott Wheeler
    Gorelick Rejected Attempt to Revise 'Wall' Memo By Scott Wheeler Staff Writer April 29, 2004 ( - One of America's most prominent federal prosecutors sought changes to the 1995 "wall" memo authored by then-Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, but most of the concerns expressed by U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White over the barriers erected between criminal and counter-intelligence investigations were rejected. Gorelick's "wall" memo was the subject of an April 26 report, which quoted four sources as saying the memo erected barriers to intelligence-sharing between the FBI and intelligence agencies -- and impeded the investigation of alleged Chinese...
  • Justice Dept. Bid for Abortion Files Rejected

    03/06/2004 3:43:43 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 2 replies · 121+ views
    A federal judge in San Francisco yesterday rejected the Justice Department's attempt to obtain abortion records from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a ruling likely to halt demands for as many as 1,000 patient files from clinics around the country, including the Washington area, according to Justice officials and the family-planning group.
  • CA: Request for key budget data rejected

    10/31/2003 9:26:52 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 145+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/31/03 | John Hill
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis' administration has denied a request by The Bee for information detailing the effects of state budget cuts on public services.</p> <p>The files could include information on how Californians would feel the impact of spending cuts in a vast array of state programs, including fewer offices, reduced hours and curtailed services.</p>
  • CA: GOP budget plan rejected

    07/16/2003 6:45:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 146+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/16/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>The state Senate on Tuesday shot down $3.7 billion in budget cuts contained in a Republican-driven spending plan, an expected action that underscored continuing divisions between and within the two parties.</p> <p>The 26-13 vote on the measure -- opposed by the Senate's majority Democrats and one Republican -- marked the second GOP budget plan California lawmakers have defeated since the fiscal year began without a budget. Assembly Democrats killed a Republican plan on July 6.</p>
  • Coulter: Bush Got into Harvard, Sulzberger was Rejected

    05/25/2003 10:58:45 AM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 26 replies · 250+ views
    newsmax ^ | May 25, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    Coulter: Bush Got into Harvard, Sulzberger was Rejected When Bush-hating Maureen Dowd sneered that President Bush only got into Yale because his father was a Yale graduate, giving him a leg up because he was a "legacy," she attracted the attention of "Slander" author and conservative columnist Ann Coulter - a very dangerous thing to happen to a liberal like Dowd, already in hot water for deliberately misquoting the president and altering the meaning of what he said. Noting that the increasingly shrewish Miss Dowd had also sneered at the White House explanation that Bush got into Harvard Business School...
  • The Suffering Palestinians

    05/20/2003 1:38:15 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 14 replies · 146+ views ^ | May 2, 2003 | Mona Charen
    In 1867, Mark Twain visited the Holy Land and was dismayed at what he found, "a desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds -- a silent, mournful expanse. . . . A desolation is here that not even imagination can grace with the pomp of life and action. . . . We never saw a human being on the whole route. . . . There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus, those fast friends of the worthless soil, had almost deserted the country." (From The...
  • Alaska Libertarians file suit over rejected hemp initiative

    02/20/2003 10:10:34 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 343+ views
    libertarian party ^ | 2/18/03 | libertarian party
    Alaska Libertarians and other anti-drug war activists have filed a lawsuit against the state's lieutenant governor for rejecting an initiative to decriminalize hemp. On January 28, the Free Hemp in Alaska (FHA) organization filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Anchorage to force the state to place the initiative on the August 2004 ballot. In the lawsuit, FHA attorney Ken Jacobus argued that initiative backers filed enough signatures to qualify the measure, even though they failed to follow all of the state's record-keeping rules. "Why disenfranchise thousands of voters?" asked FHA Chair Scot Dunnachie. "Maybe it's because the lieutenant governor...