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  • TRUMP'S PICK FOR TREASURY AND COMMERCE DEPT.IS BRILLIANT!

    11/30/2016 5:55:06 PM PST · by windhover · 22 replies
    Vanity | Windhover
    Trump continues to validate our best instincts about the man, and our greatest hopes. Not only does he know how to keep his friends close and his enemies closer, but he knows how and who to pick in a way to utterly confound and bewilder the liberals and Demo-gogs. Both Mnuchin, exec at Goldman - Sachs to Treasury and Ross, finance Billionaire, to Commerce. These guys have been huge political contributors,Trump has just robbed the Dems Blind with these appointments. Plus they know what they're doing, and they know the score and they understand Donald Trump.
  • Wilbur Ross Expected to Be Named Commerce Secretary by Donald Trump

    11/23/2016 5:09:45 PM PST · by hotsteppa · 26 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump is expected to select Wilbur Ross Jr. to head the Commerce Department, said two people familiar with the deliberations, a decision that would put a billionaire investor known for buying up failed companies in charge of the agency tasked with cultivating economic growth.
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 9:04:44 AM PDT · by fision · 25 replies
    ABC GMA ^ | 6/10/2016 | ABC News
    ABC Breaking News Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens...
  • CIA Man Retracts Claim on Waterboarding

    01/28/2010 8:49:31 AM PST · by steve-b · 13 replies · 774+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 1/26/10 | Jeff Stein
    Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terrorists, says he didn't know what he was talking about. Kiriakou, a 15-year veteran of the agency's intelligence analysis and operations directorates, electrified the hand-wringing national debate over torture in December 2007 when he told ABC's Brian Ross and Richard Esposito in a much ballyhooed, exclusive interview that senior al Qaeda commando Abu Zubaydah cracked after only one application of the face cloth and water.... Now comes John Kiriakou, again, with a wholly different story. On the next-to-last page...
  • Ex-White House Aide Ross: Obama Made Conscious Decision To Distance Himself (Shortened)

    05/23/2016 5:02:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 23,2016 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – President Barack Obama made a “conscious decision to try to distance [himself and his administration] from Israel,” which he views as “more of a problem than it is a partner,” Obama’s former aide, Dennis Ross, said on Sunday.
  • Awkward! Rick Ross interrupts Barack Obama's White House speech about keeping kids out of trouble w

    04/18/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    An attempt by President Obama to promote his 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative, which aims to keep youths of color out of trouble, came to a farcical end when rapper Rick Ross's ankle bracelet - which he received on a kidnapping and assault charge - went off. Obama had invited a bevy of hip-hop heavyweights, including Niki Minaj, Common, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T and DJ Khaled, to the meeting at the White House Friday. But none of them - least of all Ross himself - expected the ankle bracelet to interrupt the president, according to TMZ.
  • TRUMP MOVES TO THE CENTER: I Support Amnesty

    01/14/2016 8:46:53 AM PST · by Theo · 94 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | Jan. 13, 2016 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Trump's supporters loved his promise this week to create a "deportation force" to remove all 11 million illegal immigrants living in America, and his repeated declaration that everyone here illegally will "have to go." But his supporters tend to overlook is his other promise -- repeated in a recent debate -- that under his immigration plan "they will come back." That's right. Under Trump's immigration plan almost all of 11 million illegal aliens (save for a small minority with criminal records) will get to return and get permanent legal status to stay here in America. Trump supports amnesty. On the...
  • More NIAC (Explosive: Direct Links Between Soros and Iranian Regime Front Group)

    11/13/2009 3:27:49 PM PST · by mojito · 18 replies · 1,427+ views
    Commentary ^ | 11/13/2009 | Jennifer Rubin
    Ben Smith, following on Eli Lake’s blockbuster story, has a must-read post on the emerging scandal concerning the mullahs’ favorite front group, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). The issues go far beyond whether NIAC has been illegally operating without registering as a foreign agent, and have ensnared NIAC’s close ally, none other than J Street. First, NIAC is a Soros-backed group. Soros is of course the money behind MoveOn.org and got J Street up and running. He is also paying “the $90,000 annual salary of the NIAC staffer, Patrick Disney.” The Left’s moneyman is plainly in the mullah’s corner....
  • Dennis Ross Suggests 'Anytime, Anywhere' Inspections in Iran

    02/17/2015 9:18:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 2/17/15 | Elad Benari
    Amid tensions between the United States and Washington over a pending nuclear agreement with Iran, former U.S. diplomat Dennis Ross on Tuesday offered creative ways to reconcile those differences. Ross, who spoke at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv and was quoted by the Defense News website, suggested that transparent "anytime, anywhere" inspections on Iranian facilities must be put in place. Different, more stringent protocols based on the number of operating centrifuges Iran possesses must be applied, he added. "You have to ensure that you can verify that a program that has a thousand or two...
  • Tea Party Lawmaker Says Debt Deal Worth Yielding on Obamacare (Dennis Ross, FL-15)

    10/05/2013 4:49:59 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | Michael C. Bender
    U.S. Representative Dennis Ross, a Florida Republican, said he would support a broad spending deal that didn’t include changes to the health-care law, becoming the first Tea Party-backed House lawmaker to publicly back off the fight that has shut down the government for five days. Ross, ranked among the House’s most conservative members by both the Club for Growth and the American Conservative Union, said he shifted his position because the shutdown hasn’t resulted in changes to the Affordable Care Act, which started Oct. 1, the same day government funding ran out. The shutdown also could hurt the party, he...
  • Clothing Store Fined $3.9 Million by Feds Over Drawstrings

    08/26/2013 9:10:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/26/13
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wanted to send a “message” by fining a department store almost $4 million after they failed to “report immediately” to the federal government that they were selling children’s clothing with drawstrings. Ross Stores, Inc. settled with the agency in June, agreeing to pay a $3.9 million civil penalty after they “knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that it sold or held for sale, about 23,000 children’s upper outerwear garments with drawstrings at the neck or waist.” The company said it settled to avoid costly litigation and denies...
  • Miami Dolphins Owner Recruits Puppet Candidates for State

    08/03/2013 9:34:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    MT ^ | August 01, 2013 | James Taylor
    Stephen Ross, the billionaire owner of the Miami Dolphins, is recruiting tax-and-spend puppet candidates to challenge fiscally conservative Florida Republican state legislators in the 2014 Republican primaries. The New York real estate investor’s actions are the latest in his campaign of personal destruction against fiscal conservatives who voted against massive taxpayer subsidies for Ross’ Sun Life Stadium. Ross, a real estate investor from Michigan who now lives in New York, owns 95 percent of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. Ross sought funding this year from Florida state and local taxpayers to cover much of the expenses for $350...
  • What Is Samantha Power Thinking? The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping “genocide”...

    03/31/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 29, 2011 | Matthew Shaffer
    What Is Samantha Power Thinking?The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping "genocide" is the United States' top foreign-policy priority. On March 18, President Obama explained his decision to mobilize the United States military for international intervention in Libya. “Left unchecked,” he said, “we have every reason to believe that Qaddafi would commit atrocities against his people. Many thousands could die. A humanitarian crisis would ensue. The entire region could be destabilized, endangering many of our allies and partners.” (As if it hasn’t been already?) That last sentence was a Realpolitik, national-interest justification for the U.S. intervention. But it rang hollow....
  • Google celebrates Bob Ross's 70th birthday!

    10/28/2012 9:35:39 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 32 replies
    Google | October 29, 2012
    Google is celebrating what would be the late Bob Ross's 70th birthday, Monday, October 29, with a special doodle! Bob Ross was so mellow, he could lower the blood pressure of Chris Matthews at a Romney-Ryan victory party. Watching Bob Ross would transport your brainwaves to a peaceful landscape of little trees wherever you want them to be. The Bobness would take you to a place where there are no mistakes, only happy accidents. Bob Ross was so laid back, that when he died, people asked, "How could they tell?"
  • Dennis Ross, Obama’s Mideast Advisor, to Resign

    11/10/2011 12:54:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/11 | Elad Benari
    Dennis Ross, President Barack Obama’s key Middle East advisor, said Thursday he would resign from his post, AFP reported. Ross, a veteran U.S. peace negotiator, said in a statement that he had made a promise to his wife to return to private life after two years in the administration and had outstayed that promise by a year. He added that he was returning to private life with “mixed feelings.” “It has been an honor to work in the Obama Administration and to serve this president, particularly during a period of unprecedented change in the broader Middle East,” Ross said. “Obviously,...
  • Bob Ross has issues

    08/03/2012 3:37:08 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    you tube ^ | 8-3-12 | you tube
    A clip from the Emmy Award winning 'Rob Bartlett's Not For Profit TV Special'.
  • ABC President: Ross report hurts coverage

    07/24/2012 3:39:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/24/12 | Dylan Byers
    ABC News president Ben Sherwood told staff today that last Friday's incorrect report by Brian Ross detracts from the network's otherwise excellent coverage of the Colarado theater shooting, network sources tell POLITICO. Sherwood's remarks, made on the network's daily editorial conference call, came the morning after Ross's report was picked up by late night comedians John Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central, both of whom used Ross's erroneous suggestion of a Tea Party link to the Colorado theater shooting as fodder for their Monday night routines. On Monday's conference call,
  • Brian Ross

    07/20/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | ABC News
    Brian Ross is one of the most honored and respected journalists in the country.
  • Obama’s Influential Mideast Envoy to Resign

    11/10/2011 11:21:52 AM PST · by jhpigott · 19 replies
    Obama’s Influential Mideast Envoy to Resign By MARK LANDLER Published: November 10, 2011 WASHINGTON — Dennis B. Ross, a seasoned diplomat who has been one of President Obama’s most influential advisers on Iran, the Middle East peace process and the political upheaval in the Arab world, will leave the White House in December, a senior administration official said on Thursday.
  • Tea Party Rep. to Black Caucus members: 'Get a grip'

    08/31/2011 11:46:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    ea Party Rep. to Black Caucus members: 'Get a grip' By Alicia M. Cohn - 08/31/11 01:56 PM ET A Republican member of the House Tea Party Caucus on Wednesday countered recent inflammatory remarks by members of the Congressional Black Caucus against the Tea Party. "I'm a TEA Party caucus member and have spoken at two tea party rallies. I am also NOT a racist. Maxine & Andre - get a grip," Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) tweeted. Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) both directed harsh remarks at the Tea Party movement last week. Carson accused the...
  • UPDATE: ABC news reporter Brian Ross thanks local fire departments for saving his house

    11/29/2010 8:39:10 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Register Citizen ^ | November 29 | MIKE AGOGLIATI
    Ross thanked local fire departments “for saving the house” on his Twitter account last night, Twitter.Com/BrianRoss. “Thankfully no one was hurt,” he wrote. “The fire completely destroyed my office where I often appear during wknd breaking news and where I wrote a good portion of my book on Madoff.” ...The cause of the fire has not been determined. According to Sharon land records, Ross purchased to home in 1986 for about $380,000. The house has clapboard panels on its exterior walls. The heating fuel is oil, and the home is heated by hot water. The 2,800-square-foot home was built in...
  • 'Tea party' on a roll: Can Christine O'Donnell win in Delaware?

    09/13/2010 5:40:07 PM PDT · by facedodge · 30 replies
    Christian Science Monitor reposted on Axcessnews.com ^ | Brad Knickerbocker, Staff Writer, CSMonitor
    Of Ms. O'Donnell, state GOP party chair Tom Ross says: "She's not a viable candidate for any office in the state of Delaware." "She could not be elected dog catcher," Mr. Ross told the Associated Press. Well, maybe. O’Donnell does carry some political baggage - questions about personal finances and when, exactly, she got her degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Castle campaign has put up a website called "The Real Christine O'Donnell." It has vowed not to eschew attack ads the way Sen. Lisa Murkowski did in her losing reelection GOP primary bid against tea party favorite Joe Miller...
  • DELAWARE GOP CHAIRMAN MUST RESIGN OR BE FIRED WITHIN 24 HOURS

    09/12/2010 4:11:32 PM PDT · by MarkLevinFan · 76 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 12, 2010 | Levi Russell
    <p>"Tom Ross must resign within the next 24 hours or face immediate termination," declared Amy Kremer, Chairman of the Tea Party Express.</p> <p>"As Mike Castle's chief advocate, Mr. Ross has trashed Republican candidates, beliefs and principles, and shown a complete lack of character or integrity. He is a walking disaster who has brought irreparable harm to the Republican Party.</p>
  • 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Voters tap Republican for Scott Brown’s empty seat

    05/11/2010 9:46:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 388+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 11, 2010 | Edward Mason
    Republican Richard Ross claimed the state Senate seat formerly held by Scott Brown as his Democrat opponent conceded a GOP victory last night, in a contest viewed as a referendum on Brown’s stunning U.S. Senate victory, experts said. Ross, a Wrentham state representative, defeated Democrat Peter Smulowitz, a doctor and political newcomer from Needham, not only reaffirming Brown’s win but giving the GOP added momentum heading into the November election. “Republicans can say this is a harbinger of things to come in November,” said political analyst Lou DiNatale. “Republicans want to say this is a trend.”
  • Wellesley Voting Picks Up in Ross, Smulowitz Race (Special Election to Replace Scott Brown)

    05/11/2010 4:57:55 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 432+ views
    http://wellesley.patch.com ^ | May 11,2010 | By Dan Marra
    Voters began showing up in bigger numbers as the voting day wound down to its final hours today at about 5:30 p.m. At Wellesley Free Library on Washington Street, poll worker Ted Becker reported the Wakelin Room had received more than 300 voters, close to double the turnout for the Democratic primary between Lida Harkins and Peter Smulowitz. At Sprague Elementary School, the numbers per hour had increased to 30 - 70 voters per hour, totaling about 450 out of 2,400 voters registered for the precinct, according to poll worker Barbara Sturgis. At Fiske Elementary School, where voters were voting...
  • Obama Court Nominee Can't Tell A Motive From An Excuse

    04/29/2010 9:29:14 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies · 171+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/29/10 | CaroleL
    President Barack Obama's nominee to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals evidently doesn't know the difference between a motive and an excuse. Judge Robert Chatigny, a federal court judge based in Connecticut, was picked by the president despite a judicial record which includes trying to bully a convicted serial killer's attorney into delaying his client's execution despite lower court rulings and the client's own instructions, Or perhaps he was picked because of such an attempt at judicial activism.
  • SHOCK – WHITE MAN HITS BLACK WOMAN WITH EGG….WAIT A MINUTE – IT’S OK, SHE’S ONLY A PALIN SUPPORTER…

    12/11/2009 3:32:29 PM PST · by sussex · 37 replies · 2,101+ views
    The Aged P ^ | 11/12/09 | The Aged P
    Which is why the self justifying manifesto of the Rochester egg man who went to a Borders Palin book signing event hoping to throw an egg at Sarah Palin is a document of considerable significance because, as we push beyond the usual adolescent pseudo-revolutionary posturing we can observe an uglier truth about the mindset of this weird gremlin, who Lenin would have filed as a “useful idiot”, and his more sinister dancing masters, the Chris Matthews, Geoffrey Dunns and Andrew Sullivans whose steady drumbeat of lies and crude, misogynistic vitriol has the sole purpose of dehumanizing Sarah Palin and, by...
  • Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]

    11/05/2009 12:18:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2,869 replies · 134,525+ views
    ABC ^ | 05 NOV 09
  • The Fix is In: Obama fires Dennis Ross and Replaces him with an Iranian Regime Lobbyist

    11/10/2009 11:44:37 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 21 replies · 1,182+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/11/09 | Atlas Shrugs
    Armaros wrote, "This is it. As the evidence grew about Iran building bombs and warheads, Obama's team must have shown divisions. Thus he removes the eyes who saw, Ross, (who is a Clintonian) and replaces him with an Iran regime lobbyist. The Iran lobby, the NIAC, is a regime presence within the USA. Led by a famous Brzezinski-endorsed Iranian antisemite who blames Israel for Iran-US tensions and denies Ahmadinejad said "wipe off the map". Basically Obama has handed over the Iran negotiations to an Iranian regime agency. This is grotesque and shows Obama's determination to avoid confronting Iran at all...
  • Arkansas Representatives and the Healthcare Debate

    11/07/2009 3:46:38 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 8 replies · 537+ views
    Live Threads of the Healthcare Debate that could be voted on this weekend. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2380972/posts?q=1&;page=251 http://www.c-span.org/Watch/C-SPAN_wm.aspx Different reports are coming in about what some of the Arkansas Representatives will do. John Boozeman is a solid NO vote. Rep Berry has "concerns regarding how the plan is paid for", but Obamacare is often changed to give the apperance of not costing as much. Mike Ross has expressed concern over public option, but that is also not a definite NO. According to David Meeks, Rep Snyder's office had said that he wouldn't for a bill that "funds abortion", however Obamacare supporters had claimed...
  • She's Got IT (Palin)

    09/06/2009 3:30:08 PM PDT · by radar101 · 78 replies · 4,135+ views
    MOTIVATION:TRUTH ^ | Sept 5 2009 | Adrienne Ross
    By Adrienne Ross Governor Palin's support continues to grow, which completely baffles those who never understood her support to begin with. After the media malpractice, after the bogus ethics complaints, even after Levi Johnston, she remains strong when much weaker souls would have been laid to rest by now. How is that possible? Keep reading. I will always remember the first time a student came to my defense in class. Somebody said something disrespectful, and, before I could open my mouth, someone else said, "Don't be talking to Miss Ross like that!" Silence followed. That was the end of that--until...
  • ABC Tries to Tie Health Care Town Hall Protesters to Hate Groups

    08/14/2009 9:49:29 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 17 replies · 981+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 08/14/2009 | Matthew Balan
    ABC News correspondent Brian Ross tried to connect the health care town hall protesters to hate groups on Friday’s GMA. Ross cited the Southern Poverty Law Center, whose left-wing political affiliation he omitted, and used two sound bites from the SPLC’s Mark Potok, who hyped that President Obama supposedly “triggered fears among...white people...that they are somehow losing their country.” The ABC News correspondent led his report just after the beginning of the 7 am Eastern hour by underlining how it’s apparently been a “very ugly week as the rhetoric about the President and the threats against him have deeply worried...
  • Voting with Pelosi and Obama

    08/05/2009 10:08:03 PM PDT · by KRyanJames · 1 replies · 259+ views
    The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 6 Aug 2009 | Kenneth Ryan James
    At Wednesday's health care forum in Little Rock with Rep. Vic Snyder, Rep. Mike Ross said this to the audience - most of whom were there to show their disapproval with the Obamacare plan: "I've said this several times but let me see if I can make it a little more clear," Ross said. "I don't represent Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi or President Obama or (House Finance Committee Chairman) Barney Frank." In order to let you make your own conclusion as to the "truthiness" of Mr. Ross' remarks, I point you to the fact that he voted for the Obama-Pelosi-Frank-backed...
  • House Democrats splinter over health care (Rep. Mike Ross, D-Arkansas tries to save RAT party)

    07/24/2009 6:30:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 622+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/24/09
    House Democrats splinter over health careupdated 1 hour, 5 minutes ago WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Democrats split sharply over the issue of health care reform Friday as negotiations between a committee chairman and party conservatives broke down. A leader of the party's conservative faction in turn declared that the party's internal negotiations over health care had failed and warned the party leadership not to ram the current version of the health care bill through by circumventing the traditional legislative process. The escalating public dissension within the ranks of House Democrats raised new questions about the bill's prospects. House Energy and...
  • Waxman, Blue Dogs brush aside healthcare discord

    07/24/2009 2:52:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies · 2,752+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2009 | Jared Allen and Mike Soraghan
    Hours after calling their chairman a liar, Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee stood by that chairman’s side and announced together that the once-collapsed healthcare negotiations are back on track. “The chairman and I would like to retract some of the things that we said earlier today,” Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the chairman of the Blue Dog healthcare task force said while standing beside Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) after the two emerged from an emergency meeting of the Democrats on the committee. “Our group of seven has always believed that we want to be a constructive part of...
  • Rep. Ross: 'Blue Dogs' Can't Back Health Care Bills (Stick a fork in it - STAT!)

    07/19/2009 9:19:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 1,830+ views
    NPR ^ | 7/18/09
    Rep. Ross: 'Blue Dogs' Can't Back Health Care BillsListen Now [5 min 28 sec] All Things Considered, July 18, 2009 · As President Obama's health plan hits resistance in Congress, the key may be the "Blue Dog" Democrats in the House. Guy Raz speaks with one of the leading Blue Dogs, Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas, about his recent statement: "We cannot support the current bill." Ross said the Blue Dogs' health care task force would need to see more protections for small businesses and rural health care providers before he could sign on.
  • One afternoon’s health care drama (why Blue Dog Ross D-Ark does his politics this way - BOMBSHELL?)

    07/18/2009 2:14:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,977+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 7/18/09 | John Brummett
    One afternoon’s health care dramaPosted on 18 July 2009 By John Brummett How hard is health care reform? Let’s tell a brief story, capturing but a snapshot. It’s Thursday afternoon. U.S. Rep. Mike Ross of Prescott, suddenly a big Blue Dog in Washington this week, returns a call. He’s recently come from the House floor where there was some procedural vote. He says it’s become apparent that it’s not only the centrist and fiscally conservative Blue Dogs who, among congressional Democrats, resist the House health care reform bill. He won’t provide names, but says “progressive member after progressive member” —...
  • 'Them Jews' of Obama: From Kvell to Kvetch

    07/05/2009 3:08:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 551+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 05, 2009 | Stuart Schwartz
    "Them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me." That's the complaint of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the anti-Semitic, radical minister who was Barack Obama's spiritual mentor for two decades. In other words, a nefarious group of people around Obama are forcing the president to behave contrary to his interests and instincts. Such are the Sauron-like powers ascribed to Obama advisors who, having eaten of the fruit of the matzo, now control the president and vast swaths of the nation. "Them Jews" around Obama have been the object of much attention, especially eliciting the adoration of secular Jewish liberals who...
  • Why is Dennis Ross being ousted as Obama envoy to Iran?

    06/15/2009 11:17:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,174+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 6/15/09 | Barak Ravid
    Dennis Ross, who most recently served as a special State Department envoy to Iran, will abruptly be relieved of his duties, sources in Washington told Haaretz. An official announcement is expected in the coming days. The Obama administration will announce that Ross has been reassigned to another position in the White House. In his new post, the former Mideast peace envoy under President Bill Clinton will deal primarily with regional issues related to the peace process
  • Joseph Aboud turns himself in; Arms In A Barrel case

    10/07/2008 8:06:29 PM PDT · by davidlachnicht · 2 replies · 339+ views
    Trinidadian Joseph Aboud, accompanied by a prominent lawyer, yesterday turned himself over to the police for questioning into the recent Regent Street arms bust, but the other two men wanted in connection with the discovery remained at large up to press time. Stabroek News understands that the 31-year-old contacted the lawyer early yesterday morning saying that he had just returned from the interior and wanted to turn himself in. Police last Friday issued wanted bulletins for Aboud, businessman Clayton Hutson and 23-year-old Frankie Ross for questioning with regard to the cache of high powered guns, a large quantity of ammunition...
  • Progressive creationist anthropology: many reasons NOT to believe

    04/17/2009 3:23:38 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 5 replies · 536+ views
    Progressive creationist anthropology: many reasons NOT to believe A review of Who was Adam? by Fazale Rana with Hugh Ross Although mostly written by Fazale Rana, the book is said to equally represent the work of Hugh Ross. Their salvos against biblical creationists are mostly confined to the earlier chapters of the book, with the first shot being to blame us for the biblical perspective on human origins not being ‘at the high table of scientific debate’ (p. 12). Here they characterize the approach taken by creationists as largely attacking human evolutionary models, but seldom offering ‘a viable theory of...
  • (Alaska) Lawmakers reject Ross as attorney general

    04/16/2009 3:15:18 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 30 replies · 1,802+ views
    ADN ^ | April 16th, 2009 | ADN
    JUNEAU -- The Alaska Legislature today rejected Wayne Anthony Ross as attorney general. Meeting in joint session, the House and Senate voted 35-23 against confirming the Anchorage attorney. Ross was nominated by Gov. Sarah Palin to replace Talis Colberg, who resigned earlier this year
  • Palin's AG nominee peppered with questions at confirmation

    04/09/2009 12:56:50 AM PDT · by jasonmyos · 6 replies · 833+ views
    JUNEAU, Alaska (Legal Newsline)-Gov. Sarah Palin's nominee for Alaska attorney general appeared before state lawmakers Wednesday for the start of his confirmation hearings. The Republican governor has nominated Wayne Anthony Ross, a leader of the National Rifle Association and two-time gubernatorial candidate, to serve as the state's next chief legal officer.
  • Ross to pay Citi $1.5B to service loans

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., owned by vulture investor Wilbur Ross, will pay Citigroup $1.5 billion for the rights to service 185,000 home loans, Ross said Thursday.
  • IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT THE HAMAS OFFICER WAS KILLED...

    01/10/2009 1:20:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 88 replies · 2,988+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | January 10, 2009 | n/a
    "IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT THE HAMAS OFFICER WAS KILLED... ...it's that he was killed operating a mortar that his subordinates were not firing, because they refused to come out of hiding."
  • Ross, Holbrooke, Haass To Serve As Envoys

    01/07/2009 8:49:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 397+ views
    theatlantic ^ | Jan. 7, 2009
    07 Jan 2009 Transition officials confirm that President-elect Obama has asked Dennis Ross, Richard Haass, and Richard Holbrooke, to serve as his chief emissaries to world hot spots. It's expected that Ross will get the Iran portfolio, that Holbrooke, the hard-headed architect of the Dayton Peace Accords, will take the tough (and tougher) Southwest Asia portfolio, which includes India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and that Haass will deal with the Middle East.
  • BBC's top star loses $2.4m in phonecall row (Jonathan Ross, Russell Brand)

    10/31/2008 12:18:11 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 18 replies · 909+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 31 October 2008 | CNN
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- The BBC's highest paid celebrity has lost more than $2 million after being suspended without pay for a series of abusive telephone calls made by himself and another of the broadcaster's stars. Talkshow host Jonathan Ross, 47, and comedian Russell Brand, 33, have been at the center of a row after they attempted to contact comedy actor Andrew Sachs for an interview on Brand's weekend Radio 2 show earlier this month. ... Ross and Brand rang Sachs -- who played a Spanish waiter in John Cleese's 1970s TV comedy "Fawlty Towers" -- but when it dawned...
  • Myths and Facts Online:A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    08/26/2002 10:00:34 PM PDT · by jjreilly · 1 replies · 342+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | August 19, 2002 | Brian Whitaker
    World dispatch -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- US thinktanks give lessons in foreign policy Brian Whitaker reports on the network of research institutes whose views and TV appearances are supplanting all other experts on Middle Eastern issues Monday August 19, 2002 A little-known fact about Richard Perle, the leading advocate of hardline policies at the Pentagon, is that he once wrote a political thriller. The book, appropriately called Hard Line, is set in the days of the cold war with the Soviet Union. Its hero is a male senior official at the Pentagon, working late into the night and battling almost single-handedly to rescue...
  • Obama’s Friends - The Weather Underground, Rezko, Wright, & Farrakhan

    03/19/2008 8:55:08 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies · 721+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-19-08 | Curt
    Perfectly said by Rick Moran: Barack Obama is just another politician – devious when he has to be, vague when it suits him, and a liar when necessity calls. May this incident involving Reverend Wright open the eyes of most of those who have lost themselves in Obama’s rhetorical fog so that they can see who and what they are supporting for President of the United States. Meanwhile the MSM has tripped all over themselves to "forgive" Obama's foo-pah of befriending a racist. Just a little misunderstanding right? He was soooo courageous to tell the country that we need to...