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  • Rep. Royce Seeks Administration Briefing on Russian Medicaid Fraud

    12/25/2013 9:15:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/23/13
    Republican California Rep. Ed Royce is pressing the Obama administration on how it will deal with dozens of high-living Russian diplomats who lied about their incomes to collect healthcare money meant for the poor. Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Monday he wants a briefing on the alleged Medicaid fraud, and wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry asking how officials will handle "the law enforcement and diplomatic aspects" of the case, The Hill reported. In a complaint unsealed in federal court in Manhattan last Thursday, 49 former and current diplomats are charged with defrauding Medicaid of...
  • Kerry’s ‘emotional appeal’ against sanctions flops (told Senators to ignore Israelis)

    11/13/2013 9:49:40 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 14, 2013, 2:34 am
    Republican senator reportedly calls presentation on Iran talks ‘anti-Israeli’; aide says Kerry told senators to ignore Israelis Republicans were left unconvinced after US Secretary of State John Kerry’s closed-door presentation to the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday, which was aimed at delaying a new round of sanctions against Iran. “It was an emotional appeal,” committee chairman Sen. Bob Corker said, according to the US-based media outlet BuzzFeed. “I have to tell you I was very disappointed in the presentation.” He said that the briefings by Kerry, Vice President Joe Biden and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman provided...
  • Kerry warns fresh Iran sanctions could scuttle nuclear talks

    11/13/2013 7:36:06 PM PST · by haffast · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 November 2013 Last updated at 20:05 ET | BBC
    Secretary of State John Kerry has told US lawmakers any new sanctions against Iran would risk ruining talks over Tehran's nuclear programme. He told a Senate banking committee that the US might lose negotiating partners if it imposed economic penalties. The panel has been considering a fresh package but legislators are divided on the measure. Mr Kerry has told the BBC that Iran and world powers had come "extremely close" to a deal at the weekend. Before Wednesday's closed-door meeting with senators, Washington's top diplomat told reporters: "What we're asking everybody to do is calm down, look hard at what...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 August 2013

    08/11/2013 5:17:54 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 112 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 August 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 11th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Steve King, R-Iowa; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Anu Bhagwati, executive director, Service Women's Action Network.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.THIS WEEK (ABC): Edward Snowden's father, Lon; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Donald Trump.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN):...
  • The critical need for a Select Committee on Benghazi *Action Item*

    05/15/2013 6:51:53 AM PDT · by jenk · 8 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 5/15/13 | Jen Kuznicki
    I don't know about you, but I kind of resent that I have to repeatedly beg a few men in a far off city to do the right thing. Representative Frank Wolf has 146 Co-Sponsors to House Resolution 36, which calls for a Select Committee to investigate the attack on Benghazi. According to The Hill, while many of the members of the committees that oversee this issue have signed on to HR 36, the chairmen of those committees and Speaker Boehner stand against a select committee. The Chairmen in question are: Chairman of the Intelligence Committee: Mike Rogers R-MI Chairman...
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Keeping the Pledge on Immigration: Royce Announces Plan to Introduce Immigration Reform Legislation

    02/09/2011 11:23:02 AM PST · by AuntB · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Cong. Royce ^ | Feb. 3, 2011 | Cong. Royce
    Washington, Feb 3 - Today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) announced his plan to introduce legislation that will address all three areas of immigration reform laid out in the Pledge to America. "This week I traveled to the US-Mexico Border. I had the opportunity to witness the challenges facing our Customs personnel and the Border Patrol, and I learned first-hand what resources and tools are necessary to improve operational control of the border," said Rep. Ed Royce. Based on the provisions included in A Pledge to America, Rep. Royce’s legislation will call for establishing operational control of the border, working with...
  • Man drove Rolls Royce into Tesco (Tesco is a store)

    08/28/2009 11:38:01 AM PDT · by day10 · 19 replies · 1,702+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/28/2009 | Unspecified
    An angry shopper drove his Rolls Royce into a Tesco superstore after a dispute over the delivery of a bed.
  • Super-Rich Make Marque On Rolls Royce

    12/30/2007 8:33:19 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 2,080+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-30-2007 | Bojan Pancevski
    Super-rich make marque on Rolls Royce By Bojan Pancevski in Vienna Last Updated: 2:48am GMT 30/12/2007 The Rolls-Royce may have been the epitome of luxurious motoring for more than 100 years, but for a new breed of super-rich oligarchs and Middle-Eastern royalty, it seems a standard version of the world's most famous car is no longer enough. Nice wheels: the Crown Prince of Brunei's wedding car Having snapped up country estates and football clubs, the nouveau riche now want what is set to become the must-have status symbol of 2008, a customised Rolls-Royce. Demanding extra-high roofs to accommodate tall hats...
  • Panel orders judge removed from case - Federal Judge Royce Lamberth

    07/11/2006 6:28:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 895+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/06 | Jennifer Talhelm - ap
    WASHINGTON - Federal Judge Royce Lamberth has long been known for speaking his mind — most notably in rulings siding with American Indians in their battle with the government over their trust funds. But Lamberth went a step too far, an appeals court said Tuesday, citing one particularly harsh decision last July in which he accused the government of racism. In a rare move, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ordered Lamberth removed from the 10-year-old Indian trust case, saying he had lost his objectivity. "We conclude, reluctantly, that this...
  • When Closed Captioning introduced Matt Hughes as "Saddam Hussein."

    06/06/2006 4:21:17 PM PDT · by kokonut · 3 replies · 3,588+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | 6/6/2006 | MM
    A fellow UFC fan emailed me about the greatest Closed Captioned faux pas ever in the history of UFC captioning, or so I believe. I honestly somehow believe that this "faux pas" closed captioning was done on purpose with malice when Matt Hughes was introduced to the crowd as "Saddam Hussein." The email sender, Dave, sent me a few pictures of the Tivo'ed shots of the CC faux pas.
  • Second Letter from Alberto Gonzales to W.H. Staff

    09/30/2003 4:44:20 PM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 77 replies · 288+ views
    White House ^ | 9-30-03 | Alberto Gonzales
    IMPORTANT FOLLOW-UP MESSAGE FROM COUNSEL'S OFFICE This communication is a follow-up to the directive I sent you this morning regarding the preservation of certain materials in the possession of the White House, its staff, or its employees. Pursuant to a request from the Department of Justice, I am instructing you to preserve and maintain the following: "[F]or the time period February 1, 2002 to the present, all documents, including without limitation all electronic records, telephone records of any kind (including but not limited to any records that memorialize telephone calls having been made), correspondence, computer records, storage devices, notes,...
  • Royce to Hold Two Community Forums August 20, 2005

    08/16/2005 8:21:10 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 1 replies · 147+ views
    Ed Riyce ^ | 8/15/05 | Ed Royce
    Fullerton, Aug 4 - U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) will hold two community forums for constituents on Saturday, August 20, 2005. Both events will be a chance for Congressman Royce to give an update on Congressional action and for people to talk directly with Congressman Royce about any issues or concerns they may have. Please call Congressman Royce's Fullerton office at (714) 992-8081 with any questions or for directions. The events will be held: COFFEE WITH THE CONGRESSMAN Saturday, August 20, 2005 9:00-10:30 a.m. The Coffee Bean 4957 Katella Avenue, Suite F Cypress, CA TOWN MEETING Saturday, August 20, 2005...