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  • Reporters say White House sometimes demands changes to press-pool reports

    09/24/2014 5:02:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Journalists who cover the White House say Obama’s press aides have demanded — and received — changes in press-pool reports before the reports have been disseminated to other journalists. They say the White House has used its unusual role as the distributor of the reports as leverage to steer coverage in a more favorable direction.
  • Figures. Obama Admin Censored Press Reports for Years, Lapdog Media Meekly Acquiesced

    09/23/2014 9:54:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/23/14 | Kristinn Taylor
    It has taken five-and-a-half years to learn that the Obama administration has been censoring White House print pool reports—and that the media has quietly acquiesced until now. The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi reported Tuesday evening that the Obama administration has abused its role as distributor for the print pool reports by exercising prior restraint on the reports. Farhi cites numerous instances where the Obama press office refused to release pool reports until changes demanded by Obama operatives were made. Farhi reports several examples of reporters acquiescing to Obama’s censorship of the media. Farhi reports on the Washington Post caving twice...
  • Reports from the “Immigration Surge” Protests

    07/20/2014 8:39:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/20/2014 | Leslie Eastman
    Reports are beginning to surface from the 300-plus citizen-organized protests on July 18-19 focused on deep concerns about the immigration surge of supposed “refugees” swamping our border control resources, under the banner of the “National Days of Protest against Immigration Reform Amnesty & the Illegal Immigration Surge”. With a coalition of more than 50 groups and organizations of various sizes, protests against illegal immigration and the Obama inspired surge of illegals at America’s borders took place in more than 300 locations. The protests were highly visible and some were small with a handful of people on overpasses with others being...
  • Pro Report: HHS hits pause on ACA (Obamacare) enrollment reports...

    05/25/2014 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/21/14 | TALIA BUFORD
    ADMINISTRATION STOPS MONTHLY ACA ENROLLMENT REPORTS: Kyle Cheney with today’s top read [http://politico.pro/1qVCBjd] — “The Obama administration has quietly decided to halt its monthly updates on Obamacare enrollment, which were a major pipeline of information about the impact of the health law heading into the 2014 campaign season. ‘HHS issued monthly enrollment reports during the first marketplace open enrollment period in order to provide the best understanding of enrollment activities as it was taking place,’ an HHS spokeswoman emailed. ‘Now that this time period has ended, we will look at future opportunities to share information about the marketplace that is...
  • Initial Claims for 11/16 data (Vanity)

    11/25/2013 10:15:13 AM PST · by Chances Are · 7 replies
    Although initial claims or the week ended November 16 were released last Thursday, the Department of Labor's Web site for initial claims shows no data. To illustrate, go to http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp, and scroll down a bit to the box, "Choose a Weekly Report". From this box, select "Regular State Data", choose the year 2013, and hit "Submit". This will take you to a calendar for the year 2013. Each Friday is highlighted in blue underline to take you to what is known as "Weekly Report 8" Scroll down to November, and you'll see that November 16 has not been highlighted. Thus,...
  • NSA: New reports in German media deepen US-Merkel spy row

    10/27/2013 10:07:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/27/13 | BBC
    Fresh reports in German media based on leaked US intelligence documents are prompting damaging new questions about the extent of US surveillance. Der Spiegel suggests the US has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone since 2002. Another report says Mr Obama was told in 2010 about the surveillance and failed to stop it. The spy row has led to the worst diplomatic crisis betweeen the two countries in living memory. Leaked documents say a US listening unit was based in its Berlin embassy - and similar operations were replicated in 80 locations around the world. The German...
  • Reports: Terry Jones arrested with 2,998 kerosene-soaked Korans

    09/11/2013 7:20:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Los Angles Times ^ | 9/11/13 | Matt Pearce
    Florida officials have arrested radical anti-Islam preacher Terry Jones as he was on his way to a Sept. 11 event where he planned to burn 2,998 Korans, according to local news reports Wednesday. Jones is best known for stoking Muslim anger by publicly desecrating the religion´s holy book, sometimes with international consequences. This time law enforcement officials intervened before Jones could carry out his plans for a ceremonial Sept. 11 burning. Jones had planned to set alight 2,998 Korans at a Polk County park for the 12-year anniversary, with each Koran "representing one of the victims, every person who was
  • CNN cites ABC News, Weekly Standard for inaccurate Benghazi reports

    05/14/2013 6:24:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/13/13 | Erik Wemple
    CNN’s Jake Tapper has an e-mail regarding those famous Benghazi talking points. This particular document, Tapper’s story suggests: 1) Puts the White House’s role in editing the Benghazi talking points in a different light; 2) Raises questions regarding those who had leaked previous iterations of the talking points; 3) Outs ABC News and the Weekly Standard as purveyors of inaccurate information! The e-mail obtained by Tapper was sent by Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodesjust after 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, just as the White House was trying to nail down the talking points
  • North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports

    04/03/2013 7:21:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2013/04/03
    North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports SEOUL | Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:13pm EDT (Reuters) - North Korea has moved what appears to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Thursday, quoting multiple government sources privy to intelligence from U.S. and South Korean authorities. It was not clear if the missile was mounted with a warhead or whether the North was planning to fire it or was just putting it on display as a show of force, one South Korean government source was quoted as saying.
  • After Jesse Jackson Jr. quit, Sandi (the wife) changed campaign reports

    12/14/2012 8:17:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 12/14/12 | Natasha Korecki
    After Jesse Jackson Jr. quit, Sandi changed campaign reportsBy Natasha Korecki Political Reporter December 14, 2012 12:32AM Five days after Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, filed a series of amendments to her ward committee’s campaign fund, revealing dozens of previously undisclosed transactions that went back three years. That includes at least $13,000 in previously undisclosed transfers from her husband’s congressional account into her ward organization account, a Sun-Times review of campaign records show. Among the undisclosed transactions shown in the amended reports were monthly transfers of $1,250 to his wife’s 7th Ward Independent Political...
  • Vatican Reports Discovery of Ancient Documents (Origen)

    06/12/2012 4:08:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 12, 2012
    The Vatican newspaper reported Tuesday that 29 previously unpublished homilies said to be the work of one of the most important and prolific early church fathers have been discovered in a German library. The 3rd Century theologian Origen of Alexandria is considered to have played a critical role in the development of Christian thought. Pope Benedict XVI, himself a theologian, dedicated two of his 2007 weekly church teaching sessions to the importance of Origen's life and work. Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said that despite Origen's importance, few of his original texts remain in part because he was condemned by the...
  • DOJ charges release of ‘Gunwalker’ reports impedes investigations

    03/24/2012 10:36:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 3/24/12 | David Codrea
    “The latest twist in the tug of war over Department of Justice documents central to the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious came Friday evening, when a top Justice official refused a congressional request for subpoenaed documents and blamed GOP lawmakers over the leaking of sensitive information,” CNN reported Friday. In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich suggested that sensitive information relating to ongoing investigations is coming from their staffs. “Late Friday, Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich warned Issa, ‘We are deeply disturbed that the sensitive...
  • Parents of girl, 3, only realise she is missing after seeing her featured in news reports

    03/06/2012 8:18:22 AM PST · by rawhide · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6th March 2012
    A 3-year-old girl was left behind by her parents at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant and they only realized that they had forgotten her when they saw a report about her on the evening news. Restaurant workers only knew that the girl, identified only as Harmony, was in need of help when she went up to a restaurant worker around 8.30pm Monday night saying that she was thirsty. The staff members told police that she had arrived at the Bel Air, Maryland childrens restaurant around 4pm with a large party of about 10 family members. Her parents were among the...
  • America on Verge of Economic Collapse Because of Obama's Cooked Reports

    02/18/2012 11:56:59 PM PST · by OneVike · 132 replies · 1+ views
    News Blaze ^ | 2/18/12 | Chuck Ness
    The Obama administration has released an economic report that claims everything is coming up roses, and it is making the rounds of the MSM's news outlets. Truth is, when you look into the numbers, it's rather easy to come to the conclusion that the economic reports are as screwy as the administration's employment numbers. In order to convince Americans that his economic measures are working, Obama is claiming there has been an increase in retail sales from December to January by a seasonally adjusted .4%. The administration goes on to explain that while the economy is moving in a positive...
  • 5,500 Reports of Honor Attacks This Year In UK; Thousands of Others Unreported

    12/29/2011 6:39:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/29/11 | Pamela Geller
    These thousands of women whose cases go unreported are not just the victims of the fathers and brothers whom they fear. They are also the victims of Western apathy and silence, and it’s only getting worse. Almost no one in the dinosaur media talks about honor killing. All those loud-mouthed charlatans talk big when excoriating and trashing those who fight for these women and recognize their plight, but they cower when forced to report on Islam. Instead, they search for benign euphemisms for this most brutal and ugly ideology. Thus as the Islamic supremacists, the leftist apologists, and useful idiots...
  • The FBI Reports Military Gang Members Are Funneling Heavy Weapons To The Streets

    12/16/2011 10:07:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/16/11 | Robert Johnson
    The FBI released its gang assessment in October saying that of the 1.4 million gang members in the U.S., many are in the American military. The High Desert Daily Press, located near Fort Irwin, Ca. follows the FBI report up with an investigation of its own, finding gangs are getting ahold of high powered military weapons and munitions far more often than previously thought (via Military.com). Their story lists several cases where munitions may have been funneled by military gang members and civilian employees at military bases to California street gangs.
  • Asian brands dominate Consumer Reports' 2011 Auto Survey

    10/26/2011 7:06:16 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 53 replies
    asiaone ^ | 10/26/11
    Asian brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' 2011 Annual Auto Survey, sweeping the top nine spots. Toyota's American brand Scion leads the pack, followed by Lexus, Acura, Mazda, Honda, and Toyota. The brands scored strong on predicted reliability tests. Of the 91 Japanese models for which Consumer Reports has sufficient data, 87 (96 percent) were rated average or better. 24 Japanese models earned the highest rating.
  • AP on Solyndra: WH ignored at least three watchdog reports criticizing Energy Department’s loan

    09/15/2011 7:26:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/15/11 | Allahpundit
    That’s not all they ignored, either. According to e-mails obtained by the AP, one White House official who helped plan Obama’s big photo op at the plant earlier this year dismissed a news story about Solyndra’s financial troubles with, “Seems B.S.” A few months earlier, the same chump ignored the alarm bells being rung by accounting firms and instead accepted at face value Solyndra’s assurances that they were doing well, writing, “Fantastic to hear that business is doing well — keep up the good work! We’re cheering for you.” Everyone knew the company was toast. Except the people in charge...
  • Reports: UAW members can expect signing bonuses as high as $10k from Detroit's Big Three

    09/11/2011 3:44:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    M.Live.com ^ | 9/11/11 | Michael Wayland
    With approximately 85 hours remaining before contracts between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit’s Big Three expire, UAW members can expect a substantially higher signing bonus than in year’s past, according to reports. But, just how high the bonuses will be remains under speculation. Sept. 10, the Detroit News: “… Reports that it could be as high as $10,000, which is about three times what union members received for ratifying the last national contract in 2007 are being described as too high.
  • Reports of two explosions in Mumbai

    07/13/2011 7:13:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    NDTV ^ | 7/13/11
    Mumbai: There are reports of two explosions in Mumbai -one at Opera House in South Mumbai, the other at Dadar. More details are awaited.
  • Official Treasury Reports: Coffers Full Enough

    07/12/2011 4:33:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama told CBS News today that there may not be enough money in the U.S. Treasury to cover Social Security checks after Aug. 3 if Congress does not agree to lift the legal limit on the federal debt and allow his administration to borrow more money. "I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it," Obama told CBS News anchor Scott Pelley in an interview. However, according to the Daily Treasury Statements published by...
  • Vatican invoked on climate change

    05/24/2011 7:29:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2011 | Ben Geman
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is using the weight of a Vatican report about the urgency of tackling global warming to urge Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans to hold another hearing on climate science. Waxman, the panel’s top Democrat, sent a letter Monday to the committee's GOP chairman asking for a hearing with authors of a Vatican report issued in May and a separate National Research Council (NRC) report from this month that also called for action to cut emissions. The letter could put committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) in a politically sensitive spot if he does not agree that the...
  • Egypt: Reports of "surge in disappearance of Coptic girls"

    05/20/2011 6:52:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    jihad watch ^ | 5/20/11 | Marisol
    Again, what better subterfuge is there than to accuse your enemy of what you yourself have engaged in for years? And the fabricated stories of Muslim women (or alleged converts to Islam) being abducted by Christians in Egypt have indeed provided a handy cover for a new string of disappearances. They are nothing new, as Coptic Pope Shenouda III observed even in 1976 that "there is a practice to convert Coptic girls to embrace Islam and marry them under terror to Muslim husbands." And our own archives are full of over seven years of such reports. Meanwhile, the world looks...
  • Kentucky TV Station Reports Pittsburgh's Win Over The "Jew York Jets"

    01/24/2011 2:25:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    business insider ^ | 1/24/11 | Dashiell Bennett
    An unfortunate chyron writer for WLKY in Louisville, Kentucky, either needs to watch their typos or their hatred of East Coast "elites" after letting this graphic get on the air during last night's AFC Championship wrap up. We're pretty sure the football Jets do not hail from the town of "Jew York." Twitter user @elezar snapped this photo of his television and gave everyone on the internet a good laugh.
  • Voting reports by area... Sound off here!

    11/02/2010 11:46:42 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 8 replies
    Me ^ | 11/2/2010 | Me
    Please report poll traffic in all areas. Also, experience while polling and any discussions with other voters while waiting.
  • 'Scud reports add to tensions'

    07/02/2010 4:21:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 7/2/10 | staff
    UN report says it found no proof of allegations of Hizbullah Scuds. Israeli accusations that Syria provided Scud missiles to Hizbullah has increased tension in the region, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in a report on Friday quoted by Reuters. "Such tensions once again illustrate the importance of control by Lebanon over its borders and of the respect by all member states for the prohibition against transferring arms [in violation of Security Council resolution 1701]," said the report. Ban also wrote that the UN did not find any evidence that could verify the transfer of Scud missiles to Hizbullah.
  • US Reports Bigger Than Expected February Trade Deficit, May Spur GDP Estimate Cuts

    04/13/2010 7:07:18 PM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies · 347+ views
    iStockAnalyst.com ^ | April 13, 2010 | By: Tyler Durden
    Obama's plan to spur US exports sure is starting with a bang. After reporting a $40 billion trade deficit in January, the US once again was a net importer (no surprise there) to the tune of $39.7 billion. This is worse than the $38.5 billion consensus. Both import and export prices increased by 0.7% (with an import price consensus of +1.0%). The largest deficit increase was in the consumer goods category, which increased by a sizzling 3.1% as everyone is stockpiling Kindles and iPads for that moment when the irresistible force of the US budget deficit finally meets the immovable...
  • General Calls Civilian Casualty Reports ‘Groundless’

    03/12/2010 3:56:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 186+ views
    KABUL, March 12, 2010 – Reports of civilian casualties resulting from military operations this week in Afghanistan are “completely groundless,” a senior official of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said here today. On March 10, an international security force unit patrolling in southern Afghanistan came under small-arms fire from an insurgent position. The patrol returned fire and requested support from ISAF aircraft. Reports from the patrol, after they inspected the area, confirmed that one insurgent had been killed. The patrol also verified that no civilians were in the area, and that no civilian property was damaged during the...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    01/02/2010 6:43:19 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 50 replies · 2,777+ views
    RasmussenReports ^ | 1/2/10 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, released Thursday, shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18
  • Obama awaits intelligence reports on foiled attack

    12/31/2009 11:14:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 854+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/31/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama was Thursday due to receive initial findings into the botched bombing of a US plane, amid reports that US agencies failed to share key information about the would-be bomber. According to The Washington Post, the report details how agencies failed to divulge or highlight intelligence gathered about the young Nigerian who allegedly tried to blow up the Northwest plane in mid-air on Christmas Day. "The right information did not get to the right people -- there's no question about that," a senior intelligence official told the US daily. "If all known information had been...
  • Schools report 40,000 cases of racism a year

    10/28/2009 7:58:17 PM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies · 421+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 10/28/2009 | Martin Beckford
    Primary school pupils and toddlers in nurseries are being punished for making racist insults, according to a report, even if they don’t understand the terms they use. Teachers are being treated like counter staff in police stations as they have to fill in forms detailing name-calling and jokes. Meanwhile diversity “missionaries” are said to be increasing the divide between white and black children by forcing them to see everything through the prism of race. Adrian Hart, the author of the report published by the Manifesto Club...said: “The obligation on schools to report these incidents wastes teachers’ time, interferes in children’s...
  • Veterans Affairs won't release any more care home reports

    09/30/2009 2:57:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Pittsburghlive.com ^ | 9/30/09 | Walter F. Roche Jr.,
    Facing congressional scrutiny over details revealed in a review of care given to veterans at one of its Pennsylvania facilities, the Department of Veterans Affairs slammed the door on the release of similar reports nationwide. In a directive dated Friday, VA officials in Washington informed local agency officials that inspection reports like the one on the VA nursing home in Philadelphia are not to be released to the public.
  • Consumer Reports: Ford Mustang Beats the Chevrolet Camaro & Dodge Challenger in Tests in Next Issue

    09/01/2009 12:27:49 PM PDT · by wrrock · 15 replies · 948+ views
    cars ^ | 9/1/ | cars
    In the October 2009 issue of Consumer Reports, the freshened Ford Mustang outpointed two other reincarnated muscle cars — the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. The Mustang received a Very Good overall road test score of 78, outpointing the Camaro which received a Very Good 71, and the Challenger, which received a Good 53 points.
  • Reid amends disclosure reports

    07/23/2009 7:58:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 873+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/09 | Kevin Freking - ap
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed 42 pages worth of amended financial disclosure reports Thursday for the years 2000 through 2006 to more fully account for a land deal in Las Vegas and to more accurately reflect the value of some other properties he owns. Reid, D-Nev., had disclosed ownership of the Las Vegas property in his original disclosure reports, but he did not report that the title of the property had actually been transferred to a limited liability corporation called Patrick Lane LLC, which Reid had an ownership stake in. Reid valued the transaction in his amended...
  • And so, why exactly would anyone want to buy a Fiat, anyway?

    05/06/2009 7:16:03 AM PDT · by catnipman · 59 replies · 1,594+ views
    Consumer Reports ^ | May 5, 2009 | Jeff Bartlett
    ..... Now, the real question is, how will working with Fiat affect quality? Fiat reliability For those Americans who recall when Fiat cars were sold here, the brand made a less-than-stellar impression. Looking back at Consumer Reports reliability ratings from the late 1970s, Fiat models typically had more dreaded solid black blobs than most car shoppers would prefer. In particular, the Fiat 128 and 131 received a worse overall reliability rating for several years. Back then, Fiat was sometimes referred to as “Fix It Again, Tony.” A lot can happen in 30 years, but don’t get your hopes up. For...
  • Macy's reports 59 percent drop in 4Q profit

    02/24/2009 7:19:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 762+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/24/09 | staff
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Macy's Inc. reported an almost 59 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday as its results were dragged down by weak sales and one-time costs associated with the consolidations of regional divisions and store closings. The Cincinnati-based company said Tuesday that in the three months ended Jan. 31, it earned $310 million, or 73 cents per share. That compares with $750 million, or $1.73 per share, a year earlier. Sales fell 7.7 percent to $7.93 billion from $8.59 billion a year ago. Same-store sales, or sales at stores opened at least a year, fell 7 percent. Same-store...
  • Contradicting Reports on Fate of Chabad Couple

    11/27/2008 9:22:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 446+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11-27-08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) An Indian television station has reported that Chabad Rabbi Gabriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka still are alive, causing Indian commandos to advance carefully in their attempt to kill the two or three terrorists who are believed to remain in the Chabad House in Mumbai. However, another network stated that no more hostages remain live inside the five-building building. Indian forces are gaining control if two luxury hotels in Mumbai, and hostages have escaped or been rescued during the fighting.
  • Obama Visits Afghanistan: Was Angelic Chorus Heard ?

    07/19/2008 7:47:55 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 11 replies · 138+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 07/19/08 | vanity
    Earlier rumors Our Designee, Barack Obama, had flown in to Afghanistan on a magic carpet proved to be a bit over-optimistic;but many are sticking with their report of an Angelic Choir's presence.
  • Reports concern Muslims (Alleged checks on San Diego, L.A. mosques spark calls for hearings)

    05/29/2008 9:05:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 125+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/29/08 | H.G. Reza
    A report that mosques in Los Angeles and San Diego are under federal surveillance has resurrected fears in the Muslim community about government monitoring and led two civil rights groups Wednesday to call for congressional hearings. The request for public hearings followed a newspaper article last week that cited FBI and Defense Department files pertaining to surveillance of mosques and Muslims in Southern California. Corey Saylor, Washington spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the article in the San Diego Union-Tribune "has again raised concerns that our community is being watched." "We've heard about this in the past, but...
  • Oil prices pass $132 after government reports supply drop (Thanks to DemocRats, Moderates & Greens)

    05/21/2008 9:10:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 143 replies · 265+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/21/08 | John Wilen - ap
    NEW YORK - Oil prices bolted to a new record above $132 a barrel Wednesday after the government reported that supplies of crude oil and gasoline fell unexpectedly last week. And crude's rise in the futures market again pressured consumers by pulling prices at the pump higher — a gallon of regular gas rose overnight to a new record above $3.80 a gallon. With gas and oil prices setting new records on a daily basis, many analysts are beginning to wonder whether anything can stop runaway prices. There are technical signals in the futures market, including price differences between near-term...
  • 75% of Cities With Poor Graduation Rates Are Rated "Most Liberal"

    04/14/2008 6:50:39 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 32 replies · 189+ views
    Editorial Projects in Education Research Center/The Bay Area Center For Voting Research | 04/14/08 | Reaganesque
    Recently, Collin Powell's new group, America's Promise Alliance, issued a report (the link to it is at the bottom center of their home page.) from the EPE Research Center listing the large cities in this country which had the worst graduation rates. Shockingly, many of our biggest cities have graduation rates of less than 50% with the worst, Detroit, graduating only 25% of it's high schoolers. Given the perception that most cities are liberal leaning at best, I decided to see if there was any correlation between a city's liberalism and the results from this graduation rate study. Yes, I...
  • Photo finish between Iceland and Norway to top human development ranking

    11/28/2007 1:25:35 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 24 replies · 1,282+ views
    www.undp.org ^ | 11/27/2007 | United Nations Development Programme
    The 2007 Human Development Report says Iceland now leads annual United Nations Index. Iceland has narrowly passed Norway to take the top spot on the Human Development Index (HDI), according to the 2007/2008 Human Development Report (HDR) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today. Norway had held the number one ranking for the previous six years. This change in ranking is a result of new estimates of life expectancy and updated GDP per capita figures, stress the Report authors. Introduced with the first HDR in 1990, the HDI assesses the state of human development through life expectancy, adult...
  • Congress reports on signing statements

    06/18/2007 12:57:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 799+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/18/07 | Jim Abrams - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration sometimes fails to follow all provisions of laws after President Bush attaches "signing statements" meant to interpret or restrict the legislation, congressional examiners say. Lawmakers who asked the Government Accountability Office to conduct the study said it was further proof that the Bush White House oversteps constitutional bounds in ignoring the will of Congress. "Too often, the Bush administration does what it wants, no matter the law. It says what it wants, no matter the facts," Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert Byrd (news, bio, voting record), D-W.Va., said Monday. Byrd and House Judiciary Committee Chairman...
  • Faker alerts National Weather Service to bogus weather reports

    06/12/2007 8:50:53 AM PDT · by P-40 · 32 replies · 1,020+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/12/2007 | AP
    MILWAUKEE -- Someone has been submitting fictional reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service, causing unnecessary alerts and frightening people. The areas affected have included Milwaukee; La Crosse, Wis.; Chicago; and Lincoln, said Tom Schwein, chief of the National Weather Service's systems and facilities division for the central region in Kansas City, Mo. The person started sending reports in mid-April through an online form on the service's Web site. "We've been detecting a regular pattern of a person who has been submitting false severe weather reports that are constructed in a way that seem very realistic," Schwein said....
  • Merger reports heat up stocks [Yahoo is reportedly a takeover target for Microsoft]

    05/04/2007 7:25:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 13 replies · 729+ views
    moneycentral ^ | 05-04-2007 | staff writer
    Shares of two big media companies -- Yahoo (YHOO, news, msgs) and Reuters (RTRSY, news, msgs) -- are rising this morning on reports of merger activity. Yahoo shares began rising sharply this morning after a newspaper report that Microsoft (MSFT, news, msgs) had asked Yahoo to enter formal negotiations about a merger. The two companies have had held informal discussions in the past, and Yahoo could fetch $50 billion, the New York Post wrote, citing banking sources.
  • [Swedish Christian] School slammed for using Bible in reports

    04/16/2007 12:01:51 PM PDT · by bedolido · 12 replies · 741+ views
    thelocal.se ^ | 4-15-2007 | staff writer
    A school in western Sweden has been reprimanded by authorities after it used biblical quotations in pupils' reports. The Borås Christian School was also slammed by the Swedish National Agency for Education for not employing a high enough proportion of qualified teachers, and for leaving out central parts of the curriculum in certain subjects.
  • Reports: Blast Hits McDonald's In Russia

    02/18/2007 11:12:28 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 641+ views
    Reports: Blast Hits McDonald's in Russia Sunday February 18, 2007 6:46 PM MOSCOW (AP) - An explosion at a McDonald's restaurant in St. Petersburg on Sunday injured at least six people, destroyed a ceiling and blew out windows, a Russian news agency reported. The Interfax news agency, citing local emergency officials, said the blast occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the city center. At least six people were injured, the agency said. Emergency officials could not immediately be reached to confirm the report.
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #6 Disinformation, Inc.

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    New Scientist ^ | 10-5-2006
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