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  • Recovery proving uneven among states: report

    03/29/2011 8:58:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/29/11 | Lisa Lambert - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The economic recession that began in 2007 was uniformly damaging to U.S. states, sparing just one or two from its effects, but the recovery is promising to be uneven across the country. According to a special report released on Tuesday by Wells Fargo Securities LLC Economics Group, Nevada and Florida will take the longest to recover while two of the worst hit by the recession -- California and New York -- will recover fastest. "California seems to be known for its large and reoccurring budget gaps, but the state's economy may not be as troubled as headlines...
  • Report: N.J. teachers union spent $6.6M on ad campaign aimed at Christie education cuts

    03/09/2011 8:48:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Record | 3/9/11 | Matt Friedman
    The state’s largest teachers union last year spent $6.6 million on an ad campaign targeting Governor Christie’s cuts to education, according to a report issued by the Election Law Enforcement Commission Wednesday morning. The New Jersey Education Association blanketed the airwaves last year as it warred with Christie, and spent a total of almost $6.9 million on lobbying across the board, making it far and away the special interest group that spent the most to win over the public and elected officials. “The center of lobbying activity seems to be shifting away from more traditional personal lobbying to grassroots lobbying
  • Did China or Jihadists try to bankrupt America?

    03/01/2011 3:12:04 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:16 PM on 1st March 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full Title: "Did China or Jihadists try to bankrupt America? Pentagon report reveals financial terrorists may have triggered economic crash" Terrorists and other 'financial enemies' were likely responsible for the near collapse of the U.S. financial system in 2008, a new Pentagon report has concluded. The 2009 report, Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses, said financial terrorism by Jihadists or countries such as China may have cost the global economy $50 trillion in a series of co-ordinated strikes against the U.S. economy. In an astonishing conclusion, the report claims two unidentified traders deliberately devalued trillions of dollars' worth of stocks at...
  • GAO Details Billions in Federal Waste --- Report Obtained by Fox

    02/28/2011 7:47:44 PM PST · by Son House · 14 replies ^ | February 28, 2011 | by Trish Turner
    ...Even more scathing is the duplication investigators found in the nation's biodefense efforts, with the report essentially saying that the billions of dollars spent annually is the responsibility of no one individual and that there is no plan for post-attack coordination, this on the heels of a 2010 federal commission finding that gave the U.S. a "failing grade" in its prevention measures. ...The report touches agencies and programs across the federal government, from the Transportation Security Agency to homeless programs and domestic food assistance, and what emerges is a kind of bureaucratic morass where sometimes enough is not even known...
  • Egypt women report sharp increase in sex abuse.

    02/22/2011 9:34:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies ^ | 2/22/11 | staff
    On the night Hosni Mubarak fell from power, the crowds that rejoiced in Cairo's central square were so dense, so roiling and rowdy that Mohamed Assyouti couldn't push his way through when his girlfriend, Mariam Nekiwi, was assaulted several yards away. "A group of men surrounded her from four directions and closed her off," he said. First someone grabbed her groin, she said. Other hands groped the rest of her body, pinching hard and yanking at her clothes. She was shoved one way and then the other. The frenzy was so sudden, the crush so stifling, that she could barely...
  • Report: Sadat's Killer back in Cairo

    02/17/2011 9:14:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/17/11 | Nachum
    As posted on Twitter: Anthony G. Martin @welshman007 Anthony G. Martin Later, folks--by the way, my news alert is ominous--the man who was banned after Sadat's murder is now back in Cairo!! Islamic EXTREMISM!
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.
  • Report Shatters Myth of Mexico’s Gun Supply

    02/14/2011 10:57:04 PM PST · by epow · 20 replies
    A new report calls “The 90 Percent Myth,” which refers to the number of illegal guns in Mexico coming from the United States, “more political rhetoric than empirical fact.” We couldn’t agree more. NSSF has been trying to stamp out “The 90 Percent Myth” ever since ATF misstated the number in testimony at a congressional hearing in 2009. A prompt clarification issued by ATF couldn’t put the proverbial genie back in the bottle. Unfortunately, “The 90 Percent Myth” has been widely promoted by Mexican officials and wrongly cited in U.S. news stories, although a Fox News study of the “90%...
  • Report: Mubarak's New Deputy Under Fire for Assisting CIA

    02/06/2011 9:23:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 2/6/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak recently appointed his first-ever deputy, Intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, and Suleiman is now coming under fire for cooperating the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) . According to AFP, Suleiman has been linked to a program thought up by the CIA that saw terror suspects questioned using torture. Under the CIA's “extraordinary rendition” program, suspects were taken to countries other than the United States, where they could be interrogated without adherence to U.S. laws on torture. Suleiman has allegedly allowed the U.S. to send terror suspects to Egypt since 1995.
  • Report: Yemeni Muslims Kidnap Jewish Child as Pressure Tactic

    02/01/2011 9:37:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 2/1/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A young Jewish boy was kidnapped in Reida, Yemen on the Sabbath, according to the Yemen Post. The child was reportedly taken hostage in an attempt to force the local Jewish community to forgive a terrorist killer. The kidnap victim has been identified as eight-year-old Yamin Ameran Al-Nahari. Sources told the Yemen Post that the kidnapping was linked to the 2008 murder of Moshe Nahari, a Torah teacher and leading member of the Jewish community. Nahari's killer, local Muslim man Abed el-Abdi, called out “Jew, receive the message of Islam” before shooting him. The kidnappers are hoping to pressure the...
  • Report: Terrorists Use Egypt Situation to Return to Gaza

    01/31/2011 5:29:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 1/31/11 | Elad Benari
    Al-Jazeera Television reported on Monday that among the thousands of prisoners who have managed to escape from Egyptian prisons since the protests there began, are also terrorists from the Gaza Strip who have been jailed in Egypt. Among those who have escaped is Hassan Wshah, who was jailed three years ago after he was caught by Egyptian security officials in the Sinai Peninsula and admitted to planning a terrorist attack against Israel. Wshah is a member of the Army of Islam, an Al-Qaeda inspired Gaza-based terrorist group that wishes to see Gaza run by Sharia (Muslim law). He managed to...
  • Financial Meltdown Was ‘Avoidable,' Inquiry Concludes

    01/25/2011 10:38:06 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 14 replies
    CNBC / NYTimes ^ | January 25, 2011 | Sewell Chan
    The 2008 financial crisis was an “avoidable” disaster caused by widespread failures in government regulation, corporate mismanagement and heedless risk-taking by Wall Street, according to the conclusions of a Congressional inquiry. The government commission that investigated the financial crisis casts a wide net of blame, faulting two administrations, the Federal Reserve and other regulators for permitting a calamitous concoction: shoddy mortgage lending, the excessive packaging and sale of loans to investors, and risky bets on securities backed by the loans. < snip > ..... Many of the findings have been widely described, but its synthesis of interviews, documents and testimony,...
  • The plain truth about who owns the Democratic Party

    01/25/2011 2:36:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/11 | Mark Tapscott
    Examiner Special ReportWho Really Controls the Democratic Party? Tuesday Series Intro: Can the Democratic Party survive minority status?Democrats must break free from their special interestsWhat President Obama must do to save his re-election and his partyHow the Revolving Doors swing between government and special interestsWhat about the Democratic National Committee? Wednesday Day Two: Haven’t the Democrats been here before?Diagramming the Democratic special interest power-brokersA spotter’s guide to progressive special interestsBack story of a progressive special interest power-broker Thursday Day Three: When special interests come callingWhere the cash flows and what it buysTrial lawyers find generosity paysWho pulls the strings...
  • One-Sided CBS Report Paints Palin as Responsible for Giffords Shooting

    01/08/2011 9:12:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/14/2008 | Rusty Weiss
    Capitalizing on the shooting in Tucson this afternoon, CBS furthered the lunatic left rhetoric that Sarah Palin was somehow responsible for this heinous crime. The theory being that the shooter was inspired by Palin’s midterm election map, which featured Gabrielle Giffords as a potential target. “…critics of Sarah Palin have already drawn a link between the shooting and the fact that the former Alaska governor put Giffords on a "target list" of lawmakers Palin wanted to see unseated in the midterm elections.” It’s a little concerning that CBS would fall for such a
  • Report rips IRS 'torment' of taxpayers

    01/06/2011 8:35:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/6/11 | Jennifer Epstein
    The IRS is tormenting struggling taxpayers in the midst of the nation’s economic woes, the agency’s internal watchdog charged in a scathing report released Wednesday. Nina Olson, the national taxpayer advocate, charged that the Internal Revenue Service is increasingly using “hard-core” tactics such as liens to enforce tax laws, creating needless misery for taxpayers. The agency crackdown is “inflicting unnecessary harm” on hardworking Americans — even to the point of “torment,” Olson said in her report sent to Congress on Wednesday. Though she has flagged aggressive IRS liens in previous annual reports,
  • Report: Ex-Iran diplomat admits working toward nuclear bomb with North Korea's help

    12/23/2010 1:38:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12/23/10 | staff
    An Iranian former diplomat says Iran is working toward developing a nuclear bomb with the help of scientists from North Korea and other countries worldwide, the Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday. Mohammed Reza Heydari, formerly of the Iranian embassy in Oslo, Norway, told the British newspaper that he had helped North Korean technicians and military experts enter Iran while he was working for the Iranian foreign ministry office in Tehran's airport. Heydari said the North Korean experts helped Iran develop nuclear bomb capability and increase the range of Iran's ballistic missiles.
  • Deficit Commission Report Fails to Advance to Congress (not enough votes to clear the commission)

    12/03/2010 9:23:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/03/2010
    A sweeping proposal aimed at cutting $4 trillion from the budget over the next decade failed to win enough votes Friday to clear the commission President Obama entrusted to solve the nation's daunting fiscal problems. The report from the 18-member deficit commission won the support of 11 members, short of the 14 necessary to be formally adopted. The vote does not preclude Congress from taking up any of the dozens of recommendations on the floor, but it virtually assures the proposals will not be considered as a single package. The final report called for a host of changes to tax...
  • Federal Reserve's 'astounding' report: We loaned banks trillions

    12/01/2010 6:28:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/1/10 | Mark Trumbull
    The Federal Reserve has lifted its veil of secrecy regarding special lending programs during the financial crisis, responding to a mandate from Congress by revealing the specifics of transactions with firms like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. (Snip) The numbers are staggering, encompassing more than a dozen emergency programs set up starting in 2007 or 2008. In one program alone the Fed doled out nearly $9 trillion in funds to borrowers such as Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, largely at interest rates below 1 percent.
  • Front-line fighters wary of repealing 'don't ask'--Pentagon report finds 'low' effect

    11/30/2010 6:24:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2010 | Rowan Scarborough
    U.S. combat forces have voiced strong reservations about the effects on readiness of allowing open gays in the ranks, the Pentagon said Tuesday in a report that is likely to influence a Senate vote on whether to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, in releasing a study he ordered to meet President Obama's directive to end the ban on gays in the military, disclosed that the chiefs of the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Army disagree with the report's conclusion that the impact on combat readiness would be "low."Nearly 60 percent of Army...
  • 3 Republicans Say Report on Spill Was Manipulated

    11/13/2010 4:51:57 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 12, 2010 | JOHN M. BRODER
    Three Republican senators demanded Friday that the White House explain last-minute editing changes to an Interior Department report on the BP oil spill that falsely implied that a group of independent experts had endorsed a political decision to temporarily halt all deepwater oil drilling. The senators, members of the Environment and Public Works Committee, called for hearings into the matter, contending that the White House had manipulated science for political ends, a claim Democrats frequently made about the George W. Bush administration. The Interior Department’s inspector general issued a report this week asserting that officials in the office of Carol...