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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
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | 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
    yourjewishnews.com ^ | 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 · 110 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...
  • Feds issue scathing report on Delaware psychiatric center (state-run - patients warehoused)

    11/11/2010 4:24:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    11/11/10
    Link only - Feds issue scathing report on Del. psychiatric center
  • Salazar: Altered drilling report not intentional

    11/10/2010 4:19:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    WECT ^ | 11/10/10
    Salazar: Altered drilling report not intentionalUpdated: Nov 10, 2010 4:08 PM EST WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - The Obama administration said Wednesday that its decision to implement a moratorium on offshore drilling was influenced by factors separate and apart from a report that some say was altered by the White House, and that the report in question was not an intentional attempt to mislead the public. Nine Republican members of Congress asked the Inspector General's Office to investigate the "30-Day Safety Report to the President," which was used to justify the Obama administration's six-month drilling moratorium. The congressmen complained that the...
  • Report: White House altered drilling ban report

    11/10/2010 7:46:15 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 52 replies
    .washingtonpost.com ^ | Wednesday, November 10, 2010; 9:07 AM | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON -- An inspector general says the White House edited a report about the administration's moratorium on offshore oil drilling to make it appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of a six-month ban on new drilling.
  • New report calls for greater role for nurses in medical care

    10/05/2010 3:23:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 10/5/2010 | Andrew Villegas and Mary Agnes Carey
    WASHINGTON — A report released Tuesday may give nurses with advanced degrees a potent weapon in their perennial battle to get the authority to practice without a doctor's oversight. The report, released by the Institute of Medicine and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, says nurses should take on a larger and more independent role in providing health care in America, something many doctors have repeatedly opposed, citing potential safety concerns. It calls for states and the federal government to remove barriers that restrict what care advanced practice nurses — those with a master's degree — provide. The report...
  • Fallout from Goldstone Report: IDF Convicts Two Soldiers

    10/03/2010 11:26:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 10/3/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    An IDF military court Sunday morning convicted two Givati soldiers for violating rules of conduct by sending two Arab children to examine suspected bombs during the Operation Cast Lead counterterrorist campaign nearly two years ago. Friends of the soldiers appeared in court with shirts proclaiming, “We are victims of Goldstone," referring to the United Nations-sponsored report authored by Judge Richard Goldstone, who accused Israel of committing war crimes during the three-week battle.
  • EPW report : New EPA rules will cost more than 800,000 jobs (And destroy cement/boiler industries)

    09/28/2010 8:43:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Actually, it’s not just the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s minority contingent that fears the loss of nearly a million jobs from new EPA rules on greenhouse gases and other emissions issues. It’s also groups like the United Steel Workers, Unions for Jobs and the Environment, and experts like King’s College Professor Ragnar Lofstedt. Hot Air got an exclusive look at a report that the EPW minority staff will release later this morning detailing the economic damage that an activist EPA will do to the American economy, and which will come at perhaps the worst possible time, both economically...
  • Report: Hizbullah successfully tests new missile in Iran

    09/19/2010 2:12:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 9/19/10 | Staff
    Special Hizbullah units in Iran have successfully launched and tested a new Iranian missile "Fatah 110," according to a report over the weekend by Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, Channel 2 news reported. According to the report, the Iranian missile, which was displayed with great pride in Teheran less than a month ago, has a maximum range of 200 kilometers. This means it is capable of reaching Jerusalem and Ashdod if it was to be launched from the Israel-Lebanon border.
  • Report: US must deal with domestic radical problem

    09/09/2010 9:52:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/10 | Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. was slow to take seriously the threat posed by homegrown radicals and the government has failed to put systems in place to deal with the growing phenomenon, according to a new report compiled by the former heads of the Sept. 11 Commission. The report says U.S. authorities failed to realize that Somali-American youths traveling from Minnesota to Mogadishu in 2008 to join extremists was not an isolated issue. Instead, the movement was one among several instances of a broader, more diverse threat that has surfaced across the country. "Our long-held belief that homegrown terrorism couldn't happen...
  • Planned Parenthood Report Shows Abortions Up 6 Percent, Adoptions Down

    09/09/2010 4:44:35 PM PDT · by julieee · 16 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Report Shows Abortions Up 6 Percent, Adoptions Down Washington, DC -- The nation's largest abortion business has released new annual figures and they continue the trend from previous years -- with abortions increasing and the number of adoption referrals on the decline. The abortion business continues to do more than one-fourth of all abortions in the United States annually. http://LifeNews.com/nat6686.html
  • Poor Jobs Report in August; Obama Blames Republicans

    09/05/2010 3:53:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/5/10 | abc
    The Obama Administration will be proposing a "Mini Stimulus" plan next week as left-wing economists like Paul Krugman charge that last year's $864 brillion stimulus spending bill was too small.
  • U.N. report clearly not treason, just treasonous

    09/02/2010 6:57:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 9/2/10 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Apparently the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton's State Department consider our republican form of government a human rights deficiency. As Carol Taber wrote, "Last week, the Obama State Department submitted a report to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on the supposed human rights violations taking place in the United States." Michelle Malkin does her usual great job as well blasting the report. Arizona's immigration enforcement law, S.B. 1070, is referenced in the report's ugly circumstances: "A recent Arizona law, S.B. 1070, has generated significant attention and debate at home and around the world.
  • Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon says (state of the nation report)

    09/01/2010 9:43:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/02/10 | Ken Ellingwood
    Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon saysIn his state of the nation report, President Felipe Calderon notes the arrests or killings of drug kingpins and efforts to clean up police. He also touts job gains and other economic improvements. By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times September 2, 2010 Reporting from Mexico City — Fresh off this week's capture of a notorious drug lord, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared Wednesday that his sustained assault on organized crime and efforts to clean up the police were paying off. In the president's annual state of the nation report, delivered in writing...
  • Report: Israel Plans to Strike in Syria

    08/29/2010 4:28:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 8/29/10 | Elad Benari
    The Alrai daily newspaper in Kuwait reported on Saturday that Israel is planning to attack Hizbullah weapons storage and production facilities in Syria. According to unnamed Western sources who were quoted in the report, the IDF has strengthened its troop presence in the Golan Heights and Galilee panhandle. European sources told the paper that Israel had sent unmanned aerial vehicles over Syria and Lebanon, which they see as a sign that a military operation in the area is in the works. In September of 2007, Israel attacked and destroyed a nuclear reactor in Syria. The site of the bombing was...
  • Report from the Front Lines: Apparent ABC Employee in Confrontation with Ground Zero Mosque

    08/25/2010 8:34:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    big journalism ^ | 8/25/10 | Andrea S. Lafferty
    On Sunday I was honored to be a speaker at the rally against building the mosque at ground zero put on by the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero. As the rally concluded, thousands of the participants marched the one block from the rally site to the actual site of Ground Zero. I noticed a man in black shirt with a phone camera aggressively questioning and haranguing a gentleman with the sign, “No Sharia Here.” He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the man’s answers about Shariah and pushed the point: “Why do you feel threatened?...
  • New MRC Report Exposes The Real Radio Hatemongers

    08/24/2010 9:53:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/24/10 | Rich Noyes
    The so-called “news” media have spent much of the past two decades demonizing the rhetoric of conservative radio talk show hosts as mean-spirited, divisive or a menace to civil discourse. But these same journalists — who gleefully castigate Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and other conservatives — are silent about the vile and vicious rhetoric that spews from the Left’s leading radio talk show hosts. Since late 2007, the Media Research Center has collected numerous examples of the outrageousness of left-wing radio hosts. And, unlike the Left — which attempted to smear Rush Limbaugh with phony quotes — readers...
  • US Admits Human Rights Shortcomings In UN Report (O Admin. says our record 'less than perfect')

    08/23/2010 2:30:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/23/10 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has told the United Nations that America's human rights record is less than perfect while stressing that the U.S. political system has built-in safeguards that promote improvements. In its first-ever report to the U.N. Human Rights Council on conditions in the United States, the State Department said some minorities are still victims of discrimination. Despite progress in reforming past unfair policies and practices, the report said "work remains to meet our goal of ensuring equality before the law for all."
  • Oversight Report Slams Obama ‘Failure’ on Oil Spill

    08/16/2010 8:12:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    cns news ^ | 8/16/10 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – A new oversight report from Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the senior Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, details what many analysts see as the failures of the Obama administration during the Gulf oil spill. The report lays out the ways in which the administration either failed to exercise authority it had or acted in ways that hindered the massive cleanup effort, pointing out that President Barack Obama appeared less than focused on the country’s largest environmental disaster in history. “President Obama and Administration officials failed in several instances to remove regulatory and bureaucratic impediments, and...
  • Financial crisis commission's report to bring book advance, cut of profit

    08/08/2010 7:27:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    wapo ^ | 8/8/10 | Jason Horowitz
    The government commission tasked with writing a public report to expose the causes of the financial crisis is keeping the structure of its own publishing deal private. On Aug. 3, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a presidential body, announced that it had chosen Little, Brown and Co. to publish its final report about the meltdown -- an anticipated and authoritative account pieced together by well-known journalist Matt Cooper. It did not mention, however, that the deal had unusual terms for the publication of a public document, including an agreement by Little, Brown to pay an advance to the government and...
  • Sheriff's deputies' disdain for Constitution captured by their own recorded comments

    07/25/2010 1:50:04 PM PDT · by Palter · 57 replies · 4+ views
    CCNA ^ | 20 July 2010 | DANIEL BLACKBURN
    When San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Murphy responded to a “shots fired” call in April 2008, he decided en route that he was going to make an arrest.      He did far more than that. Murphy and other deputies made an unwarranted entry into a home, and then into a locked gun safe.  Murphy's uncensored, darkly disturbing observations and behavior following his Code-3 arrival at the rural home of longtime SLO County resident Matt Hart were picked up by Murphy's and other deputies’ own recorders. Those recordings provide a rare, frighteningly revealing, behind-the-scenes perspective of how one local...
  • Don't report shoplifters if they've stolen goods worth less than £20, police tell retailers

    07/23/2010 1:57:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 2+ views
    daily mail ^ | 7/23/10 | Chris Brooke
    Police have told shopkeepers not to report thefts of goods worth less than under £20 in a scheme which they claim will cut crime. Under the trial, retailers are told not to dial 999 if they fall victim to petty shoplifters, but note details in a log book. It could then be weeks before a community support officer visits to read the log. Police chiefs claim the policy will reduce thefts in the long term by enabling them to 'build a stronger case' against offenders and impose anti- social behaviour orders to keep them out of shops.
  • Julia Gillard to call election within 24 hours - report (Australian election on the way)

    07/15/2010 8:18:28 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 16th July 2010
    PRIME Minister Julia Gillard is expected to call an election within 24 hours. The ABC reports that Labor sources have revealed Ms Gillard will visit Governor General Quentin Bryce in Canberra tomorrow morning to set the election for August 28. The election campaign will be six weeks long. The news comes as the Opposition accused Ms Gillard of trying "airbrush" the past by refusing to reveal whether she had reneged on a deal with Kevin Rudd. Treasury spokesman Joe Hockey said today the Prime Minister should have been “honest” and “open” about what happened on the night before Mr Rudd...
  • GAO Report: Carbon Capture Increases Power Costs up to 80%

    07/16/2010 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    human events ^ | 7/16/10 | Connie Hair
    A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released today found that carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) schemes favored by Democrats under their proposed cap and trade national energy tax boondoggle would increase electricity costs, reduce electricity output and increase water consumption. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking Republican of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio), released the GAO today covering the status, cost, and reliability of current CCS technology for coal-fired power plants. The release states, “Based on GAO's survey of stakeholders, including utilities and state regulators, current CCS technology would increase electricity costs...
  • New Report Fully Details Elena Kagan's Partial-Birth Abortion Distortions

    07/15/2010 3:46:38 PM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 15, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    New Report Fully Details Elena Kagan's Partial-Birth Abortion Distortions Washington, DC -- Americans United for Life, the pro-life legal group, has released a new comprehensive report detailing the manner in which Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan manipulated the statements of two medical organizations, resulting in keeping partial-birth abortions legal for several years more. http://LifeNews.com/nat6541.html
  • The (Still) Missing Social Security Annual Report (RATS break the law right before an election?)

    07/12/2010 10:59:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 7/12/10 | Jagadeesh Gokhale and Mark J. Warshawsky
    The (Still) Missing Social Security Annual ReportIt was supposed to come out April 1. Why it most likely won't come out until the end of the fiscal year. Jagadeesh Gokhale and Mark J. Warshawsky, 07.12.10, 12:43 PM EDT The Social Security's trustees' annual report is, by law, supposed to be published by April 1. This year, however, the trustees have postponed its release indefinitely. The program's financial condition continues to remain hidden from public view--and by many accounts will continue to be so until the end of the fiscal year. The program's cash flow has been in the red for...
  • Compliment in Presbyterian Report Embarrasses J-Street

    07/11/2010 12:30:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/10 | Gil Ronen
    The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) convening in Minneapolis will debate this week whether to endorse an official church study committee report that compares Israel to the worst regimes of the 20th century, including Nazi Germany. The report, which also mentions ultra-liberal Jewish lobby group J Street as a sign of “hope,” seems to have embarrassed that group. J Street Vice President Rachel Lerner called out to the Presbyterians to reject the 'study.' She said that the report’s authors never consulted her group before choosing to mention it.
  • New report slams White House spill response

    07/01/2010 9:55:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/1/10 | Ben Geman
    The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee plans to release a report Thursday that he alleged would blow holes in White House claims about its command of the oil spill response and the amount of assets deployed. Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) report on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is titled “How the White House Public Relations Campaign on the Oil Spill is Harming the Actual Clean-up.” “The evidence on the ground suggests that the White House has been more focused on the public relations of this crisis than with providing local officials the resources they...
  • Full Text Independent Counsel Report - Palin Legal Defense Fund

    06/28/2010 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Bob J · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Alaska Dept. of Personnel ^ | 6/10 | Timothy Petumenos
    BEFORE THE PERSONNEL BOARD OF THE STATE OF ALASKA OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL In re Ethics Complaint of April 27, 2009 FINDINGS OF INDEPENDENT COUNSEL, CONSENT DECREE AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT By agreement, the undersigned Independent Counsel, appointed to investigate whether probable cause exists to prosecute this matter, enters these findings of fact and conclusions of law with respect to the above described complaint (the "Complaint"). Additionally, based upon these findings, former Governor Sarah Palin ("Governor Palin") agrees to the settlement provisions set forth below and agrees to abide by the following remedy in lieu of formal proceedings pursuant to...
  • Portland Police Report on Gore, Albert Arnold "Al" (all 73 pages)

    06/25/2010 10:07:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/24/10
    Portland Police Report on Gore, Albert Arnold "Al" Just click the link above.
  • Republican report marks health care reform's 90-day anniversary

    06/23/2010 9:21:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    politico ^ | 6/23/10 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    House Republican Leader John Boehner is marking the 90-day anniversary of health care reform with a 43-page report "designed to chronicle ObamaCare’s three-month journey from hype to harsh reality." The document outlines problems that Republicans say have been exacerbated or created by the reform law and forms the basis of their argument that the law should be repealed and replaced. “Public calls for repeal of the new law are rising – and Republicans are on offense, calling attention to steadily mounting evidence that President Obama’s massive health care law is raising health care costs and crushing small business job creation...
  • Report: U.S., Israeli warships cross Suez Canal toward Red Sea

    06/19/2010 6:44:15 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 100 replies · 3,655+ views
    Egypt opposition angered at government for allowing the fleet of more than 12 ships to cross Egyptian manned waterway, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports. By Jack Khoury More than twelve United States Naval warships and at least one Israeli ship crossed the Suez Canal towards the Red Sea on Friday, British Arabic Language newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Saturday. According to the report, thousands of Egyptian soldiers were deployed along the Suez Canal guarding the ships' passage, which included a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Suez Canal is a strategic Egyptian waterway which connects between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. According to...