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  • More Than 134,000 Petition Obama Admin. to Demand Release of Sgt. Tahmooressi — Here’s the Response

    08/29/2014 5:03:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    More than 134,000 people signed a petition asking the Obama administration to demand the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison. Tahmooressi, who is reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, has been imprisoned for nearly five months after being arrested for unintentionally crossing into Mexico with firearms. The White House responded to the popular petition on Friday, calling for Mexican authorities to handle the Marine’s case “expeditiously” rather than demanding his release.
  • RICK PERRY Declines to Fund Crazy Violent Drunk – Dems Indict Him For It

    08/16/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 117 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Governor Rick Perry refused to fund Lehmberg’s office. So on Friday Democrats decided to make a stand for drunk drivers everywhere and indict Governor Rick Perry. On Saturday Governor Rick Perry held a press conference. Rick stands by his decision. Here’s what the governor had to say about the indictment. “Here’s what I think is really important for the people to understand, not just Texans but this country. And, that is, we have seen an office in the form of the Travis County District Attorney’s office. The lead, legal individual for criminal affairs in this county and overseeing public officials...
  • US Asks Israel to 'Show Restraint in Response'

    07/07/2014 4:03:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/14 | Moshe Cohen
    The United States on Monday night condemned the rocket fire by Hamas against Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday night in the wake of the heavy rocket fire on Israel. Kerry asked Netanyahu to “act with restraint” in his response to Hamas' pounding of southern Israel. With that, State Department spokesperson Jean Psaki said that the US supported Israel's right to defend itself. “We condemn the firing of missiles at Israel and support Israel's right to defend itself.” Kerry, she said, had spoken to Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and asked...
  • If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?

    04/14/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 209 replies
    The Week ^ | April 14, 2014
    Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists' improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of...
  • Obama to visit Fresno to discuss drought response

    02/09/2014 2:35:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2-8-14 | Kathleen Hennessey
    WASHINGTON--President Obama will travel to Fresno next week to highlight federal efforts aimed at helping farmers and others hit by a severe drought. A White House official said Obama will visit the Central Valley city Feb. 14. The White House already had announced Obama's plans to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Sunnylands estate near Palm Springs that day. Obama’s visit comes as interest on Capitol Hill in taking action to alleviate California’s water crisis grows. The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Wednesday dubbed a response to the drought, but the measure faces a White House veto threat....
  • Kerry: I Never Said Syria Response Had to Be Swift

    09/01/2013 7:40:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/1/13 | William Bigalow
    John Kerry, speaking on Face the Nation, defended Barack Obama’s delay in implementing action against Bashar Assad while he goes to Congress for authorization. Host Major Garrett asked, "I know you believe the president’s decision to seek congressional authorization is courageous, but isn’t it bowing to a political reality that had been communicated to the president late this week that there would be significant congressional backlash if he didn’t give Congress a role, and that backlash, in part, reflected the inability of the Administration to make its case this past week?" Kerry responded that President Obama had not shown any...
  • Listen to Ted Nugent’s Fiery Response to Stevie Wonder’s Boycott of Florida Over Zimmerman Verdict

    07/26/2013 6:18:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/26/2013 | Mike Opelka
    After Stevie Wonder announced he would not be performing in Florida until the state’s “stand your ground” law was repealed, some expected a groundswell of support to follow. It has not. But there has been a reaction to the proposal from someone who thinks Mr. Wonder’s idea is a very foolish one.
  • Obama is the decoy. We do not have to be the ducks.

    05/13/2013 8:13:56 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 58 replies
    Kenny Bunk | 05/13/2013 | Kenny Bunk
    The Passive-Aggressive PresidencyObama appears quite unique in presidential annals. A campaign promised a fundamental paradigm shift, the creation of the Magical Land of Hope and Change. After victory, a strange lassitude followed. That is, with the exception of “Health Care,” the President took demonstrable action on very little else of the nation’s business, creating the extra-constitutional “Czar” system and appointing a radical “Team” to run things without much direction or input from him. This strange passivity is delivering the fundamental change promised. His behavior patterns fell into place. I am fairly sure that a psychiatrist might call them “Passive/Aggressive. It...
  • Benghazi witness: US military response could have 'scared' off attackers, prevented mortar strike

    05/06/2013 11:40:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/6/13 | Staff
    The U.S. military could have prevented one wave of the deadly attack on American personnel in Benghazi if fighter jets had been promptly deployed, a top diplomatic official who was in Benghazi during the Sept. 11 assault told congressional investigators. The account, contained in a transcript obtained by Fox News, was given by Gregory Hicks during an interview last month with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, a whistle-blower who is preparing to testify Wednesday before that committee, was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya -- after Ambassador Chris Stevens
  • Rand Paul Tea Party Response to State of the Union 2013

    02/12/2013 9:19:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Video at link
  • Marco Rubio 2013 State of the Union GOP Response (English Version)

    02/12/2013 9:02:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/12/13 | TheNewYorkTimesTheNewYorkTimes
    Video at link
  • The Proper Response for the "I Won" Moment That is Sure to Come

    11/08/2012 7:40:14 AM PST · by military cop · 19 replies
    Me | 11/8/2012 | Military Cop
    The proper response for the replay of the "I won" comment that is sure to come in the next "bi-partisan" photo op: O: "Well.....uh....let me just say this: the election is over.......I won" Cantor: "Well, Mr. President, are you the president of the 51% of the population that voted for you or are you the President of the United States of America"? Let the MSM try to hide THAT sound bite. RLTW
  • How Far Have The Democrats Fallen? From Col. Jimmy Dolittle to "President" Barack DoNothing

    09/26/2012 9:28:30 PM PDT · by One Name · 13 replies
    N/A ^ | 9/26/12 | Me
    When Pearl Harbor was attacked an American Democrat President authorized an immediate, heroic response. When the US Libyan Embassy was recently attacked, and the US Ambassador murdered obscenely, the response was somewhat less heroic. Need I say more?
  • Mark Levin praises Romney response to embassy attacks as very Reaganesque, his “finest hour”

    09/12/2012 4:43:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 91 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/12/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin says that Romney’s handling of the embassy attacks are perhaps his finest hour of the campaign, saying that he has handled himself in a very Reaganesque manner. He says Romney sounds like a president while Obama sounds like a drone:
  • Rapid-Response Romney (Quick retort: Obama the dog eater)

    04/24/2012 12:26:37 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/24/12 | Jim Geraghty
    (snip) The bad news for Obama four years later is that the first weeks of the general-election campaign have demonstrated that Mitt Romney and his top staff are not going to play by the same rules as the McCain campaign. On April 11, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen appeared on Anderson Cooper’s CNN program and scoffed at Ann Romney’s value to her husband in helping assess the economic challenges of women voters by declaring that “she never worked a day in her life.” Some campaigns might have questioned how much they could do with an off-key insulting comment from a talking...
  • Taliban fire on Afghan officials at attack site

    03/13/2012 4:41:19 AM PDT · by wtd · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Boston.com ^ | March 13, 2012
    Check out the semantics in this update - no worries though, shooter was Taliban (not infidel)& besides, only one Afghan soldier dead anyway: More: 3 injured including Afghan soldier when delegation visiting site of US soldier killings attacked by militants Taliban fire on Afghan officials at attack site Taliban militants opened fire Tuesday on an Afghan government delegation visiting villages in southern Afghanistan where a U.S. soldier is suspected of killing 16 civilians. The gunfire killed an Afghan soldier who was providing security for the delegation in Balandi village, said Gen. Abdul Razaq, the police chief for Kandahar province ....
  • Just Say "So?" Campaign (vanity - our necessary response to Cain "scandals")

    11/02/2011 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Yaelle · 31 replies
    Fertile brain | 11/2/11 | Self
    If we do not want the mainstream media to choose our candidate, we need to fight the forest and not the trees. If the media has their way, they will control the whole story. Their story will be "Herman Cain did X. We will investigate. Is this story true? If so, he is done." They want us to jump into their story and try to prove the accusation is false. That is their paradigm, not ours. It is simple to control the story, but we have to avoid falling for theirs. Our story, no matter what they say, has to...
  • Muslim lawsuit, response rile Ohio pork industry

    10/05/2011 11:15:19 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 5, 2011 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A decision by Ohio officials to remove all pork products from prison menus in response to a lawsuit by Muslim inmates is not sitting well with the state's pork producers and processors. Both promise action of their own, including a possible counter lawsuit, to address what they consider an unfair and illogical decision.
  • A Republican Response to Obamas Latest Jobs Plan??

    09/09/2011 7:59:58 PM PDT · by dickmc · 2 replies
    self | September 9, 2011 | dickmc
    A suggestion for Republican congress persons: 1. O.K. we have the ‘new’ Obama jobs plan. 2. How many projected new jobs Mr. Obama will each of these expenditures provide by August 1, 2012? 3. How will you measure that? (With $400 billion of expenses, surely you can spend $1 million to measure the results.) 4a. If no answer to 2. and 3., then not enough info to pass it. 4b. If the cost per projected new job is over $12,000, don’t pass that portion. 4c. If the cost per projected new job is below $12,000, pass that portion and monitor...
  • LiveStrem Feed Today...The Response Gathering in Houston

    08/06/2011 7:44:22 AM PDT · by RowdyFFC · 13 replies
    Freedoms Lighthouse ^ | 07/06/2011 | Freedoms Lighthouse
    Rock on Governor Perry...'For when two or three come together in My Name...there am I in the midst of them..." We need to be getting together to gather the strength to do what we know has to be done...and we need the guidance of great wisdom to understand the deceptions presented by those who would harm us.
  • Abby Johnson: Abortion Doc Told Patient “I Will Take Your Sin”

    08/02/2011 6:39:40 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 7/26/2011 | Abby Johnson
    Sometimes memories creep into my mind from my days inside Planned Parenthood. When they do, I try to document them. I don’t always share them…some of them I just won’t ever be able to share with you. Some of them are things most of you wouldn’t want to know. But some of them I can’t wait to share…this is one of those memories. Most of the time, there is no communication between an abortionist and a woman having an abortion. None. Usually, the doctor comes in without introducing himself, mask on his face, sits on a stool, performs the procedure,...
  • An Open Letter to Alice Walker

    07/03/2011 10:47:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/11 | Dr. Richard L. Cravatts
    You are best known for your works of fiction and evidently have failed to come to grips with the facts of the Israeli/Arab conflict. You have no concern at all for the Israeli children of Sderot, Ashkelon, Ashod, and other southern Israeli towns. You recently wrote an essay, “Why I’m Sailing to Gaza,” in which you tried to defend the indefensible; namely, your intention to violate international law by attempting to penetrate Israel’s legal blockade of Gaza, purportedly for the purpose of delivering aid to the suffering Gazans—although in this case the aid was only a cache of letters of...
  • “Troopathon” Organizers Will Respond to President Obama's Afghanistan Drawdown Plan

    06/22/2011 12:55:12 PM PDT · by Syncro · 5 replies
    MoveAmericaForward ^ | June 22, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2011CONTACT: Levi Russell at Levi@FrontlineStrat.com, or (509) 979-6615 “Troopathon” Organizers Will Respond to President Obama's Afghanistan Drawdown Plan Los Angeles, CA - Representatives from Move America Forward (www.MoveAmericaForward.org), the nation's largest pro-troop grassroots organization, will be available for comment prior to and following President Obama's White House speech on Wednesday evening. Move America Forward has been one of the most outspoken voices defending American troops and their mission, working to focus public sentiment on the need to provide comfort & support to the men and women in uniform who serve and sacrifice. With President...
  • Israel's response to rocket fire too soft'

    03/27/2011 8:45:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 3/27/11 | Shmulik Hadad
    IDF officers admitted Sunday that Israel had lost several important points opposite Hamas and terror groups for its way of responding to recent rocket fire. "One needs to carefully analyze what happened here and hope we won’t pay for the chosen course of action in the future," one officer told Ynet. While the IDF has yet to fully analyze recent events on the southern border, voices within the army can be heard addressing Israel's "soft" response to the firing of rockets at three major Israeli cities. Some officers believe Hamas has emerged stronger from the conflict.
  • Judge Vinson Issues Response to Federal Government in Health Care Lawsuit

    March 3, 2011 Media Contact: Jennifer Krell Davis Phone: (850) 245-0150 Judge Vinson Issues Response to Federal Government in Health Care Lawsuit TALLAHASSEE, FLA- Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced that Judge Roger Vinson has issued a response to the Department of Justice’s most recent motion in the health care lawsuit. The judge’s order granted the Department of Justice’s motion to clarify but then scolds DOJ for waiting two weeks to file that motion. The judge treated this as a motion to stay, as we requested, and granted the motion for stay on the condition that DOJ files their appeal...
  • Attorney General Bondi Files Response to Department of Justice in Health Care Lawsuit

    February 23, 2011 Media Contact: Jennifer Krell Davis Phone: (850) 245-0150 Attorney General Bondi Files Response to Department of Justice in Health Care Lawsuit Attorney General Pam Bondi today filed a response in the health care lawsuit, opposing the Department of Justice’s motion to clarify. The memorandum was filed on behalf of the 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business. “Department of Justice’s motion to clarify is merely an attempt to delay the process when the order clearly required a halt to implementation. Judge Vinson’s order is an injunction stopping the federal government from enforcing the Affordable Care...
  • Rep. Bachmann's response won't be aired by most television networks

    01/25/2011 7:41:57 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 65 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 01/25/11 10:13 AM ET | Michael O'Brien
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) might not get the national audience she'd hoped for Tuesday evening, when she delivers her response to the State of the Union address. Only one television network — CNN — plans to air Bachmann's response to President Obama in its entirety, which she'll deliver separately from the official Republican response. She will make her remarks to the Tea Party Express, which will live-stream her speech on its website.
  • Michele Bachmann to deliver Tea Party Express response to SOTU

    01/23/2011 8:27:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2011 | Allahpundit
    Here’s the official announcement. I don’t get it. We thought the speaking lineup for next Tuesday had been finalized, but there’s been a late addition. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will deliver her own response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, to be webcast by the group Tea Party Express next Tuesday.The group announced Bachmann’s upcoming remarks in an e-mail to supporters Friday afternoon…It’s fitting that a tea party group would sponsor its own SOTU response: Obama is slated to focus on reining in the federal deficit, and that’s been a prime issue for the tea party movement since...
  • Paul Ryan Will Give Republican Response to State of the Union (What should he say?)

    01/21/2011 9:46:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/21/2011
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R, Wisc.) will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union Address. Ryan has done quite well going head-to-head with the president in the past. Here's the video of Ryan at Obama's health care summit last year: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Here's the congressional Republicans' announcement: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will deliver the Republican address following the President’s State of the Union address to Congress on January 25, 2011. Last year...
  • Obama's Giffords response came in hours, not days

    01/10/2011 3:42:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 1/10/11 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON — Criticized for slow responses at other points when the nation looked to him for leadership, President Barack Obama moved quickly in recent days to show the nation that he was moved by the Arizona shootings and hands-on in response. Within hours of the shots being fired Saturday in Tucson, Obama issued a written statement, appeared on camera to deliver another, called Arizona's governor and dispatched the director of the FBI there. By Monday he'd called family members of victims, issued a proclamation and led the nation in a moment of silence.
  • Feds' BP response mocked

    09/28/2010 1:22:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    dispatch politics ^ | 9/28/10 | Seth Borenstein and Dina Cappiello
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's repeated low estimates of the BP oil spill undermined public confidence in the government's entire cleanup effort, leaders of a White House-appointed commission declared at an investigatory hearing yesterday. One likened the mistakes to Custer's disastrous decisions at Little Big Horn. Federal officials botched the government's response, a local official and government and university scientists contended as the commission focused on the questions of who was in charge and how much oil spewed out of the well. Eventually, U.S. officials said the spill was about 60times bigger than originally estimated. Instead of 42,000 gallons a...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Response to the DOJ Lawsuit

    09/02/2010 7:00:08 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 195 replies
    PDF file on Maricopa County Sheriff's Office ^ | September 2, 2010 | Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office 100 West Washington, Suite 1900 Phoenix, AZ 85003 Joe Arpaio Sheriff Phone: 602-876-1801 Fax: 602-251-3877 Switchboard:602-876-1000 www.mcso.org The following is an official statement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio regarding today’s lawsuit filed against his office by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C. for alleged refusal to turn over documents. It is followed by another statement from his Washington, D.C. attorney, Bob Driscoll. “The Obama administration has filed three lawsuits against Arizona in the last few weeks ... one against a college district, one against the state of Arizona and now one against my office....
  • From .com to .gov for oil spill response website

    07/04/2010 2:02:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    ms DNC ^ | 7/4/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expected to take over control of the central information website on the Gulf oil spill response that has been run jointly by various agencies and BP for the 2˝ months since the rig explosion. The Department of Homeland Security wants a one-stop shop for information that is completely overseen by the government as it settles into the long-haul of dealing with the response to the disaster. The U.S. Coast Guard falls under Homeland Security's authority. BP and the federal government are part of a unified command that is working together to try to contain...
  • 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...
  • Kagan’s Office Delays FOIA Response Because It Doesn't Know What the Meaning of ..

    06/29/2010 11:28:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    cns news ^ | 6/29/10 | Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
    CNSNews.com) - The office of Solicitor General Elena Kagan has delayed responding to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted by CNSNews.com that seeks records that might shed light on whether Kagan would need to recuse herself from certain cases if she is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. Under 28 U.S.C. § 455, a former government employee who becomes a Supreme Court justice is required to recuse himself or herself from any case he or she expressed an opinion about while in government service.
  • Feds refuse to provide spill response plans for top oil companies drilling in Gulf

    06/18/2010 4:25:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 370+ views
    al.com ^ | 6/18/10 | Ben Raines
    MOBILE, Ala. -- A month ago, as BP struggled to contain an oil spill that it estimated at 200,000 gallons a day, the Press-Register reported that the company's federal permit documents stated that it could handle a spill of 12.6 million gallons a day. BP's documents also said that it could skim 17 million gallons of oil a day; thus far it has skimmed just 2 million gallons in seven weeks. The documents -- BP's Regional Oil Spill Response Plan -- are riddled with inaccurate claims and errors, including an online address for an equipment supplier that instead links to...
  • Tornadoes Wreak Havoc in Central Illinois

    06/07/2010 7:27:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies · 21+ views
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | Jun 7, 2010
    Tornadoes Wreak Havoc in Central Illinois At least seven dead across Midwest Updated 1:23 AM CDT, Mon, Jun 7, 2010 The National Weather Service has confirmed at least four tornado touchdowns in central Illinois Saturday night -- in Lostant, Streator, Dwight and Buckingham. Each community is about 80 to 100 miles southwest of Chicago. The tornadoes that hit Streator and Dwight were each confirmed as EF-2 strength, with winds up to 137 mph. A damage survey team is checking a fifth tornado report from Elmwood. Tornados also touched down in Michigan and in Ohio, where seven deaths were reported. The...
  • AWESOME Video Timeline Of Obama's Daily Response To BP Oil Spill

    06/03/2010 6:11:22 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 28 replies · 1,672+ views
    DailyBall.com ^ | 6/2010 | DailyBall
    AWESOME Video Timeline Of Obama's Daily Response To BP Oil Spill
  • Carville, Matthews rip W.H. BP response

    05/22/2010 3:29:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies · 1,178+ views
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2010 | GLENN THRUSH
    At first, it was Rush Limbaugh who tagged the gusher in the Gulf "Obama's Katrina" -- but now two lions of the left are warning the White House that the administration's handing of the environmental catastrophe is inflicting long-term political damage. James Carville, a stalwart Obama defender -- and Louisiana native -- and MSNBC's Chris Mathews both voiced concerns about the president's handling of the spill, and Obama's decision to allow BP to take the lead on plugging the pipe, which has been pouring oil into the sea for a month. Their statements came on a day when the press...
  • VFW’s Response to Blumenthal’s Press Conference

    05/19/2010 10:08:11 AM PDT · by chooseascreennamepat · 29 replies · 842+ views
    VFW Home Page ^ | 5/19/2010 | Self
    VFW’s Response to Blumenthal’s Press Conference KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 18, 2010 - Mr. Blumenthal is not a member of the VFW and VFW National By-Laws do not allow any level of the organization to endorse political candidates. VFW national did not sanction and was not, in fact, aware that the press conference was going to be held at a VFW Post. This decision was made at the Post level and the VFW Department of Connecticut issued the following: The following statement is by Richard DiFederico, Department Commander Connecticut VFW: “Those who served in Vietnam or offshore or in neighboring...
  • Obama oil response: aggressive as crisis unfolded (Barf Alert!!)

    05/08/2010 10:48:27 AM PDT · by mfish13 · 5 replies · 296+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 8, 2010 | H. JOSEF HEBERT and ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writers H. Josef Hebert And Erica Werner, Associa
    While the Obama administration has faced second-guessing about the speed and effectiveness of some of its actions, a narrative pieced together by The Associated Press, based on documents, interviews and public statements, shows little resemblance to Katrina in either the characterization of the threat or the federal government's response.
  • MP school IP in emergency response

    05/03/2010 4:45:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Maurice Galloway, USA
    BASRAH – Thanks to a week of intense training here from the 206th Military Police Company, attached to the 17th Fires Brigade, the Iraqi Emergency Response Battalion is better-prepared to handle large-scale emergencies. Soldiers of 2nd Squad, 3rd Platoon, 206th MPC, 17th FB, conducted the training session intended to increase tactical proficiency in the ERB's felony arrest procedures, search and seize raids and weapons accuracy. "After discussing different strategies for handling large-scale emergencies with the Iraqis, we found that they had a good grasp of response procedures," said Steve Sperber, a U.S. State Department contractor and international police advisor. The...
  • Minnesota's census response rate: above average ... of course

    04/02/2010 6:27:40 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies · 254+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 4-2-10 | nancy ngo
    While Minnesotans are outpacing much of the nation when it comes to filling out U.S. census forms, people are noticing some hiccups in the system. Some say their forms were addressed to the wrong cities. Others say they didn't even get forms. "By whatever omission or glitch, some people didn't receive one. We're working with residents," said Luz Maria Frias, director of St. Paul's human rights and equal economic opportunity department.
  • Palestine hails US response to Israel

    03/13/2010 10:26:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 482+ views
    News 24 ^ | 3/13/10 | SAPA
    Ramallah - The Palestinian Authority on Saturday hailed the rare US condemnation of Israel over the Jewish state's plan to build more settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem. The PA "welcomes the statements from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Quartet condemning the Israeli government decision to build settlements in the eastern sector of Jerusalem," chief negotiator Saeb Erakat said.
  • Navy in Pacific Responds to Tsunami Warning [News updates at Navy Facbook pages]

    02/27/2010 3:17:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 548+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2010 – The Navy is taking precautionary measures in response to the Tsunami warning issued in the wake of the Feb. 27 earthquake in Chile. The measures include preparing to sortie ships and moving a ship from Naval Station Pearl Harbor and one from Naval Station San Diego. USS Crommelin, USS Chafee, USS Chung Hoon and USS O'Kane, USNS Yukon and Sea Commando, a SEAL support vessel, will sortie from Naval Station Pearl Harbor. USS Port Royal is in a maintenance availability and cannot get underway, so it will be moved to deeper water inside the harbor....
  • Boehner: President's Health Proposal Jeopardizes Summit, Doubles Down on Failed Approach

    02/22/2010 9:04:40 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 27 replies · 1,164+ views
    House.Gov ^ | 2/22/2010 | John Boeher
    House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the partisan health care proposal posted online by the White House for discussion at the upcoming bipartisan health care summit: “The President has crippled the credibility of this week’s summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of health care based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected. This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits. “This week’s summit clearly has all the makings of a Democratic...
  • State of the Union Response: Full Text

    01/29/2010 5:57:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 3 replies · 321+ views
    Soturesponse.com (BobMcDonnell.com website) ^ | January 27, 2010 | Governor Bob McDonnell (VA)
    Good evening.  I'm Bob McDonnell. Eleven days ago I was honored to be sworn in as the 71st governor of Virginia. I'm standing in the historic House Chamber of Virginia's Capitol, a building designed by Virginia's second governor, Thomas Jefferson. It’s not easy to follow the President of the United States. And my twin 18-year old boys have added to the pressure, by giving me exactly ten minutes to finish before they leave to go watch SportsCenter. I'm joined by fellow Virginians to share a Republican perspective on how to best address the challenges facing our nation today. We...
  • Gov. Bob McDonnell's GOP SOTU Response (Video)

    01/28/2010 4:06:01 AM PST · by Dem Guard · 15 replies · 716+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1/28/2010 | Bob McDonnell
    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6149168n
  • Republicans say nation can't afford Dem policies (VA Gov. Bob McDonnell in SOTU Republican response)

    01/27/2010 5:20:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 729+ views
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    01/26/2010 6:45:27 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 27 replies · 2,606+ views
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