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  • Judge Rules in Favor of NBC in George Zimmerman's Defamation Lawsuit

    06/30/2014 6:23:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    News 13 Orlando ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014
    SANFORD -- Judge Debra Nelson has ruled in favor of NBC in a defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman filed the lawsuit in December 2012, saying NBC aired an edited version of the call he made to 911 right before his confrontation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. SNIPPDF file of judge's ruling.
  • Poll: GOP presidential race wide open; Hillary Clinton leads Jeb Bush in theoretical matchup

    04/30/2014 11:40:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/30/2014 | By Philip Rucker and Scott Clement
    The 2016 Republican presidential nominating battle is shaping up as the most wide-open in a generation, with a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showing five prospective candidates within four percentage points of one another at the top and a half-dozen more in the mix. The picture is very different on the Democratic side, where former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton is the clear front-runner. In a hypothetical matchup, Clinton leads former Florida governor Jeb Bush — seen by many GOP establishment figures as the party’s strongest general-election candidate — 53 percent to 41 percent. Clinton’s commanding position is fueled...
  • The Jeb Boomlet: Why journalists are promoting another Bush candidacy

    04/02/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 2, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    You know who wants Jeb Bush to run for president? The pundits. It's not that they pine for another Bush in the White House; it's that they need a GOP front-runner, preferably a household name. The Republican race is too amorphous for their taste. Every story has to mention Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and on and on. What journalists love is a two-person showdown, especially if each candidate hails from a different wing of the party, paving the way for lots of civil war themes. Christie was their guy. A brash, blunt blue-stater with...
  • The Political Party Elites Have Spoken: It’s Bush vs. Clinton in 2016

    03/31/2014 9:36:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 167 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2014 | Ron Rodash
    I have no objections to Jeb Bush running for president. He obviously has a wide appeal as a potential candidate. With a Mexican wife, and as a man who speaks fluent Spanish, he would be able to increase the Hispanic vote in the GOP column. On the other hand, many in the Republican base find his position on immigration untenable, and would fight him tooth and nail during primary season. He is also a serious advocate of education reform. His support of Common Core, however, will also find many who are in the conservative ranks objecting, since they fear that...
  • TransCanada will look at rail if Keystone XL rejected

    01/16/2014 5:44:12 AM PST · by thackney · 32 replies
    AP via Fuel Fix ^ | January 15, 2014 | Rob Gillies
    The chief executive of TransCanada said Wednesday if the Obama administration doesn’t approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline his company will look to the more dangerous alternative of building build rail terminals in Alberta and Oklahoma. President Barack Obama is expected to decide early this year on Keystone XL, which is under review at the State Department. The long-delayed pipeline would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. TransCanada CEO Russ Girling said pipelines are “by far a safer alternative” to oil trains but said if customers want him to build rail terminals he will. He said he’s in...
  • Barack Obama: The Most Uninformed President in History

    10/28/2013 12:58:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/2013 | MIKE FLYNN
    I've always thought of Barack Obama as the "Chauncey Gardiner" of American politics. Like Peter Sellers' character in the classic film, "Being There," Obama is an embodiment of outsiders' hopes and dreams for who they think he is. Reality, like the film, shows there isn't really a lot of there, there.This weekend, we learned that President Obama "didn't know about" NSA spying on world leaders, especially German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He also "didn't know about" the posthumously obvious problems with the rollout of the ObamaCare website exchanges. According to the New York Times, these problems were evident 8 months ago....
  • (Obama Crony) Buffett's Crisis-Lending Haul Reaches $10 Billion

    10/07/2013 6:39:46 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/07/2013 | ANUPREETA DAS
    Billionaire Warren Buffett tossed lifelines to a handful of blue-chip companies during the financial crisis. Five years later the payoff on those deals is becoming clear: $10 billion and counting. Mr. Buffett approached that figure after he collected another hefty payment last week, bringing to nearly 40% the pretax income on his crisis-era investments, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
  • FRAUD: Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match, Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs an 'Elaborate Mob Setup'

    08/26/2013 6:49:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 26, 2013 | DAVID K. LI
    Jean King, Bobby Riggs an 'elaborate mob setup' Tennis star Bobby Riggs, top, and Billie Jean King are shown in action during the "Battle of the Sexes" match in the Astrodome in Houston, on Sept. 20, 1973. The ultimate “Battle of the Sexes” — a 1973 match between the No. 2 -ranked woman tennis player and a retired male Wimbledon champion — was rigged so Mafia bosses could cash in on the betting, a new report claims. The incredible claims have been lobbed at the reputation of the late hard-court hustler Bobby Riggs, by one of his former country club...
  • Anthony Weiner Is Now Leading the Mayoral Race By Dan Amira

    06/25/2013 3:50:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6.24.13 | Dan Amira
    Get ready for a new round of really gross Weiner puns: Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who resigned in disgrace for sending crotch-shots to random ladies on the Internet and then lying about it, is now leading the Democratic primary race for the next mayor of New York. Your eyes do not deceive you, reader: Anthony Weiner is leading the race for mayor. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Weiner at 25 percent to Christine Quinn's 20 percent, and 49 percent of voters now say they are at least open to voting for Weiner, up from the 40 percent who...
  • Organic growers lose decision in suit vs. Monsanto over seeds

    06/10/2013 8:04:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 June 2013 | Carey Gillam
    Monsanto Co. on Monday won another round in a legal battle with U.S. organic growers as an appeals court threw out the growers' efforts to stop the company from suing farmers if traces of its patented biotech genes are found in crops. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a previous ruling that found organic growers had no reason to try to block Monsanto from suing them as the company had pledged it would not take them to court if biotech crops accidentally mix in with organics. Organic farmers and others have worried for years that they...
  • Obama will pay for what He is doing to America.

    01/19/2013 11:33:37 AM PST · by Armaggedon · 156 replies
    Enough already with the spirit of defeat by our friends here. Show some backbone and stop bashing Republicans. We lost the election due to rigid concepts over religion so Romney s faith kept voters home. We should have won easy. A house divided cannot stand. Please stop bashing our allies and let the Obama chickens come home to roost. Obama will pay for his blindness. Let us stop hating our own.
  • The Reason Obama is President

    11/11/2012 4:46:38 AM PST · by kronos77 · 68 replies
    Pravda ^ | 07.11.2012. | Xavier Lerma
    Thomas Jefferson wrote: "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever." The revisionist historians have tried to "cover up" God himself by not allowing recent generations to know that America was once a nation of...
  • Crowley’s Interference Saved Obama From Another Shellacking

    10/18/2012 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 18th, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Candy Crowley, the moderator of the presidential debate at Hofstra University on October 16, interfered in this U.S. presidential race in a way no one ever has before and—let’s hope—no one ever will again. Crowley loudly validated President Barack Obama’s version of reality—and contradicted Governor Mitt Romney’s recollection of actual reality—regarding what the president said in the Rose Garden about what happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2011. During the debate President Obama said he called the murder of four Americans an act of terrorism. Romney said he didn’t. Crowley said he did. And Crowley told them they had...
  • Senator asks if Obama had a 'a set-up deal’ with CNN moderator Crowley

    10/18/2012 1:04:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 18, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Critics of CNN moderator Candy Crowley’s performance in the second presidential debate Tuesday night claim that it is part of a larger pattern that sees Democrats consistently receiving more time to speak, being interrupted less often, and being asked fewer probing questions than their Republican challengers.Republicans have cried foul after Crowley wrongly corrected Mitt Romney’s statement that Barack Obama did not refer to the assault on the Libyan embassy as an act of terrorism. A transcript indicates Obama did use the term “act of terror” the day after the attack, but in reference...
  • Obama tells Candy Crowley ‘get the transcript’ –she reads from transcript during debate

    10/18/2012 7:54:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 52 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | October 17, 2012
    Watch again the exchange between Mitt Romney and Obama during the last debate when the issue of Benghazigate came up. Listen to how Obama tells Candy Crowley to ‘get the transcript’ after Romney asks Obama if he called the Benghazi terrorist attack an ‘act of terror’ in the rose garden before he popped off the Las Vegas for a fund raiser. Like a good lapdog, Crowley retrieves the transcript to ‘correct’ Romney and protect Obama. She later appeared on the CNN post debate recap to admit Mitt Romney was in fact right that Obama never referred to the actual terrorist...
  • Is There a Fix in for the Vice Presidential Debate?

    10/10/2012 2:49:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/10/2012 | Bryan Preston
    Posted By Bryan Preston On October 10, 2012 @ 8:29 am In media,Politics | 52 Comments The Daily Caller has a disturbing story up today. The outline goes like this: The moderator of Thursday's vice presidential debate is Martha Raddatz of ABC News. She is the network's senior foreign correspondent, and she is the sole moderator of the veep debate, which will center on foreign policy.Raddatz has a connection with Barack Obama going all the way back to their days at Harvard. They worked on the Harvard Law Review together, and Obama attended her 1991 wedding. Fast forward to the...
  • Genachowski attended Obama’s wedding without wife - ABC did not deny that Raddatz was invited

    10/10/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 10, 2012 | Josh Peterson
    ABC News told the Daily Caller Wednesday that vice presidential debate moderator and ABC News senior foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz was not at President Barack Obama’s wedding to Michelle in 1992. The news outlet, however, did not deny that Raddatz was invited to the Obama wedding when asked. Raddatz’s then husband, Julius Genachowski, was in attendance..An earlier investigation by TheDC revealed that Obama attended Raddatz’s wedding the year prior when she married Genachowski
  • Feds need 18 pages to define 'full-time' for Obamacare

    09/11/2012 6:15:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 10, 2012
    One of the most-anticipated new federal regulations governing which companies will be required to provide health insurance under Obamacare has finally landed--with a thud. In the latest indication of how complicated putting the Affordable Care Act into action will be, the Department of Health and Human Services and Internal Revenue Service issued 18-pages of regulations just to describe what a "full-time employee" is. Of note, to the Feds a full-time employee works an average of just 30 hours a week, not the normally accepted 40 hours. The IRS rule is key because companies with more than 50 full-time employees must...
  • Seasonal And Birth Death Adjustments Add 429,000 Statistical "Jobs"

    08/03/2012 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/3/2012 | "Tyler Durden"
    BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics Happy by the headline establishment survey print of 133,245 which says that the US "added" 163,000 jobs in July from 133,082 last month? Consider this: the number was based on a non seasonally adjusted July number of 132,868. This was a 1.248 million drop from the June print. So how did the smoothing work out to make a real plunge into an "adjusted" rise? Simple: the BLS "added" 377K jobs for seasonal purposes. This was the largest seasonal addition in the past decade for a July NFP print in the past decade, possibly ever, as...
  • ObamaCare: Supreme Court may postpone ruling till 2016

    02/21/2012 11:55:07 PM PST · by STARWISE · 115 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | 2-21-12 | Dean Clancy
    This morning's newspapers report an ominous development in the ObamaCare litigation, now pending in the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court posted a seemingly minor but potentially portentous administrative change, which suggests it might postpone delivering a final ruling on the constitutionality of ObamaCare until the middle of 2016! Specifically, the high Court increased the time it will devote to hearing oral arguments on whether the health care mandate is a tax for purposes of something called the Tax Anti-Injunction Act (26 U.S.C. § 7421(a)). The historically lengthy oral arguments in the case, HHS v. Florida -- now expanded by 30...
  • Bob Janjuah: "Markets Are So Rigged By Policy Makers That I Have No Meaningful Insights To Offer"

    02/20/2012 10:54:58 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies · 1+ views
    ZEROHEDGE ^ | 2-20-12 | Tyler Durden
    "I am staggered at how easily the concepts of Democracy and the Rule of Law – two of the pillars of the modern world – have been brushed aside in the interests of political expediency." SNIP---- I am not well equipped to navigate bubbles where tactical views and secular views are all thrown into the melting pot together, where there is no visibility, where – as one client put it to me recently – we have Monetary Anarchy running riot, where the elastic band between the ‘real’ economy and the current liquidity-fuelled markets is stretched further and further beyond credulity,...
  • Google releases Maine results a day early LMFAO!! (pic)

    02/11/2012 8:10:11 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 14 replies
    bodybuilding.com ^ | FEB 10th 2012 | pliffy
  • Breaking on Fast and Furious: Holder to appear before Issa's committee on Feb. 2

    01/04/2012 11:42:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/4/12 | AWR Hawkins
    I just received an email update from Congressman Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) office, stating that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on February 2. The questions will center on the Department of Justice’s knowledge of, and response to, the gunwalking tactics that were used in Operation Fast and Furious. The A.G. will also be asked to address the DOJ’s “steadfast refusal to disclose information following the February 4, 2011 letter to Senator Grassley, which the [DOJ] has withdrawn because it contained false information denying allegations made by whistleblowers about Operation...
  • BREAKING: Perry disqualified from Va. primary ballot

    12/23/2011 3:44:52 PM PST · by TBBT · 386 replies · 33+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/23/2011 | Anita Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, state GOP officials said Friday evening. Perry’s campaign told state election officials it had submitted 11,911 signatures, but a Virginia Republican familiar with the situation said that the Texas governor did not submit the required 10,000. Earlier Friday, the Republican Party of Virginia certified former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) to appear in the March ballot. Four candidates — Romney, Perry, Paul and former House speaker Newt Gingrich — turned in thousands of signatures by the deadline. State...
  • SI power broker Molinari says: Not Newt, not ever! (NYers for Romney chair regifts "flip-flopper")

    12/03/2011 1:22:11 PM PST · by presidio9 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 3, 2011 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Guy Molinari, the Republican power broker and former Staten Island Beep, ripped Newt Gingrich as unfit to be president yesterday — a day before the front-running GOP candidate was set to attend a Tea Party rally in the borough. At least 600 people are expected to pack the Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn today to hear Gingrich speak at a 2 p.m. town-hall meeting. But Molinari, who served with Gingrich in Congress and supports Mitt Romney, rained on the former House speaker’s parade. “God help us if Newt Gingrich is elected president. I won’t vote for him. I love my...
  • Rigged! Feds find fix was in on 'study' of homosexuality in ranks.

    06/27/2011 7:58:12 PM PDT · by ImNotLying · 20 replies
    WND ^ | june 27, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    A previously undisclosed report by the inspector general of the Department of Defense concludes that the fix – maybe even handed down by the White House – was in before the military ever started asking soldiers and sailors about how opening the ranks to homosexuals would affect the nation's defense.
  • Former J.P. Morgan Banker James Hertz Pleads Guilty to Municipal Bond Bid Rigging

    12/08/2010 5:55:44 PM PST · by khnyny · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes ^ | December 1, 2010
    According to a U.S. District Court plea proceeding held in Manhattan on November 29, 2010, former J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. banker James Leonard Hertz, a resident of Cranford, N.J., engaged in separate bid-rigging and fraud conspiracies related to the provision of a type of contract, known as an investment agreement, and other municipal finance contracts, including derivatives contracts, to public entities throughout the United States, such as state, county and local governments and agencies. Hertz also pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. According to the plea agreement, Hertz has agreed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.
  • Rangel Is Found to Have Violated House Ethics Rules [update: guilty of all but one charge]

    11/16/2010 11:56:30 AM PST · by Racehorse · 77 replies
    New York Times ^ | 16 November 2010 | David Kocieniewski
    A House panel on Tuesday found Representative Charles B. Rangel guilty of 11 counts of ethical violations, ruling that his failure to pay taxes, improper solicitation of fund-raising donations and failure to accurately report his personal income had brought dishonor on the House. After a public hearing Monday that was truncated by Mr. Rangel walking out in protest, an adjudicatory subcommittee of the House ethics committee deliberated for four hours before finding him guilty of all but one of the 13 counts against him. (Two other counts, involving Mr. Rangel’s misuse of House franking privileges, were merged into one.)
  • Angle Camp: Not so fast

    11/02/2010 10:43:14 PM PDT · by kristinn · 102 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | Kerry Picket
    SNIP FROM THE CAMPAIGN: "We just had prayer vigil in a private suite and her people are furious at FOX for making the call with 30 percent in. They shouted 'Count the votes'."
  • A Brief Update on 117 House Races

    10/18/2010 8:16:38 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/18/10 | Jim Geraghty
    A Brief Update on 117 House Races October 18, 2010 2:57 P.M. By Jim Geraghty Tags: 2010 As promised, here is a quick update on that May list of 99 open seats or vulnerable Democrats. As you can see, quite a few have been added; we’re now up to 117. (I added one, WA-2, after initial posting.) However, this list includes some races that appeared as potentially competitive earlier and now aren’t, such as Rep. Dan Boren’s reelection bid in Oklahoma. My current assessment is in line with the conventional wisdom: Roughly 100 seats are in play under the broader...
  • Reports: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Broke Laws at Polling Place, Harassed Poll Watchers

    10/22/2010 10:19:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 142 replies
    Friday, October 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    There are two reports that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) violated electioneering laws inside a polling place and harassed poll watchers at the Acres Home Multiservice Community Center on October 18th.Liberty Pundits has two eyewitness anonymous sources, a poll watcher and an election clerk, who describe Rep. Jackson Lee speaking with and shaking hands of voters inside a polling place located in the same building as her district office and getting in the faces of poll watchersKPRC 950 host Michael Berry (@28:45) interviewed Houston poll watcher Catherine Engelbrecht of King Street Patriots/True The Vote on October 19th about what was...
  • Davis responds to Kirk's voter integrity squads (CHICAGO LAUGH ALERT)

    10/18/2010 11:03:48 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 17, 2010 | MARY HOULIHAN Staff Reporter
    At a get-out-the-vote gathering Sunday morning at a Bronzeville restaurant, Congressman Danny Davis responded to U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk's suggestion to Republican activists that voter integrity squads be on site for voting in Chicago's black neighborhoods, which tend to vote Democratic. "Rep. Kirk thinks something will happen to his vote in these neighborhoods," Davis said. "Well, I'm here to tell him he's not getting any votes here. My question is why would he target areas that historically vote Democrat?" Vote drive Recently, without his knowledge, Kirk was caught on tape saying, "I have now funded the largest voter integrity...
  • Your Brain on Computers: Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price

    06/07/2010 9:37:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 53+ views
    NYT ^ | June 6, 2010 | MATT RICHTEL
    SAN FRANCISCO — When one of the most important e-mail messages of his life landed in his in-box a few years ago, Kord Campbell overlooked it. Not just for a day or two, but 12 days. He finally saw it while sifting through old messages: a big company wanted to buy his Internet start-up. “I stood up from my desk and said, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God,’ ” Mr. Campbell said. “It’s kind of hard to miss an e-mail like that, but I did.” The message had slipped by him amid an electronic flood: two computer screens...
  • Obama Admin. Mulling National Sales Tax: 'Value Added Tax' Has People Screaming To Heck With 'Vat'

    04/07/2010 3:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies · 4,886+ views
    WCBS-TV ^ | April 7, 2010 | Marcia Kramer
    A taxing development surfaced on Wednesday. White House economic advisor Paul Volcker is calling for a new national sales tax -- a value added tax or "vat" -- to help close the deficit. But as CBS 2 HD found out area residents are saying "vat chance." Talk about starting a tax revolt. Volcker's call for a new national sales tax -- on top of the state and local sales taxes we pay now -- got a loud Bronx cheer from just about everyone. "That's crazy. That really is crazy. Why would need any more taxes than we already have?" said...
  • Michelle Obama vows to strike Olympic gold for Chicago (The Fix is SO Obviously in!)

    09/29/2009 1:52:53 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 56 replies · 2,909+ views
    Clymer News Network ^ | 09/29/09 | Ed Henry
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- First lady Michelle Obama vowed Monday to "take no prisoners" as she and her husband launch an unprecedented bid for Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid. "It's a battle -- we're going to win -- take no prisoners," the first lady said with a smile at a roundtable discussion with reporters in the White House State Dining Room. She compared the intense lobbying effort to the 2008 presidential campaign, noting that in the election campaign, a lot of voters made their decision in the final days. She said members of the International Olympic Committee may do the same.
  • Senator's health-care meeting criticized (Brown, OH; The Rigging Begins)

    08/15/2009 9:04:14 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 11 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 15, 2009 | Jack Torry
    Senator's health-care meeting criticized Friendly groups got more notice, records suggest Saturday, August 15, 2009 3:11 AM By Jack Torry THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH An aide to Sen. Sherrod Brown points to critics in the audience as proof it wasn't stacked. In the aftermath of Sen. Sherrod Brown's appearance on health-care reform Wednesday at Ohio State University, a number of people complained that Brown made little effort to advise area residents he would be there talking about the nation's hottest topic. That apparently was not a problem for supporters of Brown, who had ample notice that the senator would hold a...
  • Government 'fixing health consultations' with taxpayer-funded groups(UK)

    07/03/2009 10:06:07 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 2 replies · 234+ views
    Telegraph ^ | July 2, 2009 | Jon Swaine
    The Government has been accused of fixing the outcome of public consultations on health policy after it emerged that reviews were flooded with block votes from groups funded entirely by the taxpayer. Earlier this month the Health Secretary, Alan Johnson, announced that the display of cigarettes and tobacco in shops would be banned in England and Wales from 2011. He added that people wanting to buy cigarettes from vending machines would in future have to show proof of age to obtain a token to activate the machine, and machines could be banned altogether in the future. Mr Johnson boasted that...
  • Video of crowd in Iran and soldier on roof firing...( maybe in to the air or....)

    06/15/2009 2:15:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 1,017+ views
    Brightcove ^ | June 14, 2009 | Channel 4 ( not sure from where )
    Video from Iran of todays rally.
  • Protests Greet Ahmadinejad Win in Iran: 'It's Not Possible!'

    06/13/2009 9:46:40 AM PDT · by StilettoRaksha · 57 replies · 1,658+ views
    Time ^ | June 13, 2009 | Nahid Siamdoust
    Iran's Interior Minister announced Saturday that incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won 63.29% of the vote in the nation's closely watched presidential poll. The announcement, greeted with widespread skepticism by Iranian opposition supporters and by foreign analysts, has brought thousands of people onto the streets where they have encountered a strong police presence and the threat of violence. (See TIME's photos of election day in Iran) Rumors of vote rigging had been flying for hours before the official announcement. At about 11 p.m. Friday, less than an hour after polls closed, reformist challenger Mir-Hossein Mousavi held a press conference and...
  • Axelrod Insists White House Controls Census

    02/16/2009 6:35:52 PM PST · by melt · 58 replies · 1,613+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 2/16/09 | Rick Pedraza
    White House political advisor David Axelrod says the Obama administration’s plan to take over the U.S. Census Bureau by placing it directly under the control of top White House officials will, nonetheless, remain in the hands of experts to run the program Axelrod, appearing on "FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace," said despite the move by the West Wing to manage the bureau, the census would continue to “be in the charge of the professionals who conduct it." Republicans, who oppose the move on the grounds that it will politicize the upcoming 2010 census, say supervision of it by the...
  • Stock Market Gains 300 pts in the Last Hour of Trading

    02/12/2009 1:07:30 PM PST · by central_va · 63 replies · 2,558+ views
    DOW ^ | 2/12/2009 | Self
  • An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore Wins GRAMMY for Best Spoken Word Album

    02/09/2009 6:32:50 AM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 26 replies · 1,015+ views
    An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore has won the 2009 GRAMMY Award for Best Spoken Word Album. An Inconvenient Truth is read by Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon and Blair Underwood.
  • Medvedev 'Wins Russia Poll By Landslide'

    03/02/2008 11:19:04 AM PST · by jdm · 37 replies · 120+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 02, 2008 | Staff
    Vladimir Putin's chosen successor Dmitry Medvedev is set for a landslide victory in Russia's presidential election, according to an exit poll and early results. First official results from the Central Election Commission showed Mr Medvedev was leading with more than 64% of the votes after ballots from 16% of polling stations had been counted. Sky's Moscow correspondent Alex Rossi said: "As election dramas go, this was never going to be nail-biting - it was not going to be a cliff-hanger. "We all knew Dmitry Medvedev would romp home to victory against the three non-competitors he's been lined up against. Essentially...
  • Dixie Chicks Get Grammy Noms For Bush Bashing

    12/07/2006 3:38:50 PM PST · by beansox · 40 replies · 661+ views
    foxnews.com | 12/7/06 | Roger Friedman
    The Dixie Chicks cleaned up this morning with Grammy nominations. They received the big three: Best Album, Song and Record for “Taking the Long Way” and the single, “Not Ready to Make Nice.” They got two more, for performance in the country category, and their producer, Rick Rubin, was also nominated. Not bad, considering the flack they took in the three years leading up to the album’s release
  • New Laws and Machines May Spell Voting Woes

    10/19/2006 2:58:27 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 11 replies · 517+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 19, 2006 | IAN URBINA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 — New electronic voting machines have arrived in Yolo County, Calif., but there is one hitch: the audio program for the visually impaired in some of them works only in Vietnamese. “Talk about panic,” said Freddy Oakley, the county’s top election official. “I’ve got gray-haired ladies as poll workers standing around looking stunned.” As dozens of states are enforcing new voter registration laws and switching to paperless electronic voting systems, officials across the country are bracing for an Election Day with long lines and heightened confusion, followed by an increase in the number of contested results. In...
  • New NFL Season: Remembersing Superbowl XL (Fixed Outcome POLL)

    08/12/2006 2:30:42 PM PDT · by YoungKentuckyConservative · 6 replies · 2,091+ views
    ESPN Sports Nation ^ | 2/8/2006 | ESPN Sports Nation
    Welcome to The Pulse, the place to find out what the sports world is thinking. Every day on ESPN.com, SportsNation registers its opinion on a wide range of topics by casting votes and chatting with experts in The Show. We collect the daily highlights and put them in The Pulse. Story of the Day: Super Bore Bill Leavy wasn't the only unhappy viewer. Upon further review, SportsNation finds insufficient reason to get excited about the Pittsburgh Steelers winning Super Bowl XL in Detroit on Sunday. By beating the Seattle Seahawks 21-10, the Steelers gave Jerome Bettis the perfect parting gift...
  • Hugo Chavez Wants Your VoteVenezuela’s potential takeover of U.S. voting machines

    03/27/2006 9:45:25 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 40 replies · 1,151+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-27-06 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Hugo Chavez wants your vote Looking for something to be alarmed about? Forget Dubai. Try Venezuela’s potential takeover of the U.S. voting apparatus. A secretive, intransparent company called ‘Smartmatic’ that’s known to have ties to the Venezuelan government, has just bought a U.S. voting machine company called Sequoia. And the deal has gotten no scrutiny from federal regulators, who cite outdated criteria for national military security as their only watchpoint. That’s right, Venezuela, a country that holds the dirtiest, filthiest most intransparent and fraudulent elections in the hemisphere, elections that match those of Zimbabwe or Belarus, has just got its...
  • The Same Old Song And Dance

    03/02/2006 1:42:52 PM PST · by DARCPRYNCE · 4 replies · 515+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 03/02/06 | Edward L. Daley
    This past Monday, CBS, otherwise known as See? BS!, Al-Jazeera West, and the Corrupt Broadcasting System, proved once again that it is nothing but a shameless propaganda tool of the Democrat party, by releasing the results of a poll it rigged... uh... conducted recently showing that President Bush's popularity rating has plummeted to an all-time low of 34 percent. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/27/opinion/polls/main1350874.shtml
  • CA: Rigged Bids - Legislature should bid farewell to bidding secrecy

    03/02/2006 9:48:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 269+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 3/2/06 | Kevin Dayton
    A case filed in Superior Court in Sacramento this week could reveal which state legislator or legislators are responsible for avoiding the competitive bidding process mandated by the California Public Contract Code. The purposes of the Contract Code are to “[protect] the public from misuse of public funds,” to “provide all qualified bidders with a fair opportunity to enter the bidding process, thereby stimulating competition in a manner conducive to sound fiscal practices” and to “eliminate favoritism, fraud, and corruption in the awarding of public contracts.” According to the case, the California legislature has been disregarding these principles and getting...
  • Italian COMMUNIST PARTY Starts FullCourt Press Against USA on Italian Hostage Shooting By US Troops

    03/05/2005 7:06:16 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 68 replies · 2,511+ views
    AGI (News Service) Italy (in English) ^ | 5 March 2005 | AGI News Service, Italy
    SLAIN AGENT: I DON'T BELIEVE U.S. VERSION-COMMUNIST LEADER (AGI) - Rome, Italy, March 5 - "A day that was supposed to be happy changed into pain and anger. I don't believe a word of the American version. It's clear that they are trying to hide what really happened. The Americans deliberately shot at the Italians. It's huge," said the secretary of the Italian Communist Party, Oliviero Diliberto, commenting on what took place after the liberation of the journalist Giuliana Sgrena. Diliberto said that "the entire centre left (in Italy) should ask the withdrawal of our troops in Parliament. Enough...