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  • Bill Clinton aims to help Democrats retain Congress

    06/20/2010 8:32:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/10 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bill "The Comeback Kid" Clinton is trying to help fellow Democrats rebound from poor public opinion ratings and retain control of the U.S. Congress in November 2 elections. The former president helped Senator Blanche Lincoln overcome anti-incumbent fervor and win a bruising Democratic primary in their home state of Arkansas on June 8. Last month, Clinton provided a hand in snuffing out Republican hopes of picking up a seat in the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania by stumping for Mark Critz, the Democrat who went on to win the race. "A lot of people still like Bill...
  • MAGAZINE SHOCK: REPUBLICANS WILL HOLD CONGRESS

    10/21/2006 3:13:37 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 373 replies · 19,288+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 21, 2006 | JIM MCTAGUE
    JUBILANT DEMOCRATS SHOULD RECONSIDER their order for confetti and noisemakers, BARRON's claims in their next edition. The Democrats, as widely reported, are expecting GOP-weary voters to flock to the polls in two weeks and hand them control of the House for the first time in 12 years -- and perhaps the Senate, as well. Even some Republicans privately confess that they are anticipating the election-day equivalent of Little Big Horn. Pardon our hubris, but we just don't see it. Our analysis -- based on a race-by-race examination of campaign-finance data -- suggests that the GOP will hang on to both...
  • Recruiting Efforts Attract, Retain Model Soldier

    04/19/2006 4:41:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 294+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 2nd Lt. Anthony D. Buchanan
    U.S. Army Spc. Andrea Landi works on the tire of a vehicle at Forward Operating Base Caldwell. U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Anthony D. Buchanan U.S. Army Spc. Andrea Landi Recruiting Efforts Attract, Retain Model Soldier By 2nd Lt. Anthony D. Buchanan 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BALAD RUZ, Iraq, April 19, 2006 - ; Spc. Andrea M. Landi, a mechanic from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division was intrigued by an Army recruiting TV commercial in her home in Anchorage, Alaska."I saw a commercial with people jumping out of airplanes and...
  • Smoldered-Earth Policy: Created By Ancient Amazonian Natives, Fertile, Dark Soils. . .

    03/05/2006 3:53:54 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 825+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-5-2006 | Ben Harder
    Week of March 4, 2006; Vol. 169, No. 9 , p. 133 Smoldered-Earth Policy: Created by ancient Amazonian natives, fertile, dark soils retain abundant carbon Ben Harder Shortly after the U.S. Civil War, a research expedition encountered a group of Confederate expatriates living in Brazil. The refugees had quickly taken to growing sugarcane on plots of earth that were darker and more fertile than the surrounding soil, Cornell University's Charles Hartt noted in the 1870s. The same dark earth, terra preta in Portuguese, is now attracting renewed scientific attention for its high productivity, mysterious past, and capacity to store carbon....
  • CalSTRS to retain China oil holdings (PetroChina)

    02/03/2006 10:43:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 154+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/3/06 | Clea Benson
    Fearing they could set an unwelcome precedent, trustees of the California State Teachers' Retirement System on Thursday rejected a call to shed holdings in PetroChina Co. The decision deals a setback to CalSTRS trustee and state Treasurer Phil Angelides, who pushed for divestment, arguing the fund faced "unwarranted risk" because of the government-controlled Chinese oil company's business ties in strife-torn Sudan and environmental disaster in northeastern China. CalSTRS, the nation's second largest public pension fund with $137.1 billion in assets, owns 19.9 million shares of PetroChina, worth about $15.5 million. Trustees also signaled little immediate interest in divesting investments in...
  • CA: Assembly Republicans retain McCarthy as minority leader

    11/04/2004 6:09:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 205+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/4/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assembly Republicans re-elected Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield as their leader on Thursday. "I am honored to lead a diverse and talented group of legislators in the Assembly," McCarthy said in a statement. "I look forward to fresh ideas from an accomplished group of newly elected officials." There will be 32 Republicans, including nine freshmen, in the Assembly when lawmakers begin their 2005 session on Dec. 6. Democrats will hold 48 seats - the same number they have now. McCarthy, who won a second term in the Legislature on Tuesday, took over as Assembly minority leader last...
  • Closing Gun-Control Loopholes [Christian Science Monitor opposes the right to own firearms.]

    12/03/2003 6:08:19 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 22 replies · 193+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/3/03 | Editors
    Closing Gun-Control Loopholes The Supreme Court Monday refused to hear a legal challenge to California's ban on assault weapons. The decision sends another powerful signal to those who would use the Second Amendment as an argument for the rights of individuals to own guns, including the National Rifle Association. Surely the right to keep and bear arms, outside a militia, shouldn't include Uzis, AK-47s, and similar assault weapons. The high court's decision should also firmly set Congress on course to renew the federal ban on assault weapons when it expires next year. But when it comes to keeping guns out...