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  • Dear FCC: Rethink The Vague "General Conduct" Rule

    02/25/2015 9:23:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | 2/24/15 | corynne mcsherry
    we are deeply concerned that the FCC’s new rules will include a provision that sounds like a recipe for overreach and confusion: the so-called “general conduct rule.” According to the FCC's own "Fact Sheet," the proposed rule will allow the FCC to review (and presumably punish) non-neutral practices that may “harm” consumers or edge providers.
  • Rove: IRS Rule Change Aimed at Gagging Conservatives

    11/28/2013 8:40:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/28/13 | Wanda Carruthers
    Republican political strategist Karl Rove accused the Obama administration of "hypocrisy" Wednesday, charging that a proposed change in IRS rules regarding nonprofit organizations is aimed at gagging conservative activists. "This is clearly an attempt by the administration to discourage conservative groups," the former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush said on "Fox & Friends." "I think it's hypocrisy," he said.
  • Traditional family roles rule again in Germany

    11/27/2013 12:33:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Nov 2013 15:03 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Stay-at-home mums cooking lunch for the children while dads earn the money—Germans’ opinions on gender roles are more conservative today than they were in the 1990s, a survey revealed on Monday. Today just under half of women (48 percent) could imagine their husband taking a step back in his career to enable them to further their own, the Tagesspiegel reported. Back in 1993, the number was 54 percent who thought such a thing likely. Men have also hardened their views, with today 40 percent said they could see themselves putting a dent in their career to help their partners, while...
  • White House Defends Obamacare Rule That Forces New Insurance

    11/01/2013 9:20:34 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-1-2013 | Bryan Koenig
    Washington (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday continued to defend the rule in the national health care law that may end up forcing millions of Americans from their health insurance. Carney's defense of the law comes amid revelations that a grand total of six Americans signed up for Obamacare coverage on the first day the online exchanges went live October 1, according to internal notes provided to the Republican-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
  • Is It A Rule?

    10/28/2013 11:30:46 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 5 replies
    October 10, 2013 | MosesKnows
    Is It An Economic Rule Can America have her next recession before her current recession ends? Perhaps I should first ask if the recession ended in June 2009 as Obama reported.
  • Kerry refuses to rule out U.S. ground troops in Syria, then backtracks

    09/03/2013 1:22:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Updated: 3:49 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry refused Tuesday to rule out putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, saying the president needs to retain the ability to send in forces in very select circumstances as the Obama administration officially began to make its case for retaliatory military strikes on the Assad regime. Testifying to the Senate, Mr. Kerry accused critics of “armchair isolationism” and said there are risks to acting, but that the risks of inaction are even worse. But asked whether President Obama would accept an authorization from Congress that specifically banned putting U.S. troops on the ground...
  • Single-party rule at state level is dividing the country

    05/28/2013 6:37:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 5/27/13 | DAVE HELLING
    The Kansas Legislature continues to grind toward a tax agreement today. It’s tempting to snicker at the chambers’ inability to actually pass a budget after working at it for three months, but we should cut lawmakers some slack. Remaking an entire state takes time. Much has been made of the continuing gridlock in our national government, brought on largely by the polarized nature of our two major political parties. Divided national government, in our time, is a recipe for dysfunction. But a much different dynamic is playing out in state governments. There, one-party control is becoming the norm. According to...
  • The Exception to the Rule has Become the Rule

    04/22/2013 9:07:31 PM PDT · by Katechon · 18 replies
    In-Extremis | April 21, 2013 | Katechon
    The Constitutional rights of an entire town were violated Friday, April 19, 2013. The Constitution was put out of order, deactivated by an undeclared state of exception, -- complete with "papers please" searches and seizures and military hardware and weapons all over the streets.
  • Democratic bill to change Colorado voting rules has Republicans ‘livid’

    04/18/2013 8:01:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/10/2013 5:12 PM | none stated
    The latest partisan slugfest to take place in the Democratic-held Colorado legislature is shaping up to be about election reform, with Democrats preparing to introduce a bill mandating that every registered voter be allowed to cast a ballot by mail and allowing new voters to register through Election Day. After a brief lull in partisan bickering that has dominated the legislative session — mostly over gun control — battle lines are again being drawn, with Republicans described by the Durango Herald as “livid” over the proposed legislation. Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler — who sued two Democratic-majority counties before...
  • Buckley Rule — According to Bill, not Karl

    02/13/2013 5:16:13 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2013 | Neal Freeman
    The Buckley Rule has been much invoked in recent weeks, in this space and elsewhere, and on almost every occasion it has been both misquoted and misapplied. As one who was present at the formulation, I feel obliged to record the “originalist” intention. It was the winter of 1964 and the unresolved question at NR editorial meetings, week to week, was this: Whom should the magazine support for the Republican presidential nomination? To outsiders, the question would have seemed all but settled. Issue by issue, NR gave every appearance of being all in for Barry Goldwater. Heck, there were those...
  • Here's The Massachusetts Law License Rule (not law) Elizabeth Warren Probably Broke

    10/02/2012 4:28:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/02/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Here's The Massachusetts Law License Rule Elizabeth Warren Probably BrokeErin Fuchs | 20 minutes ago **SNIP** So, what does the rule for lawyers in Massachusetts say? Well, like most laws, it's open to interpretation, but it appears Warren might have at least severely bent the rule. The rule says lawyers without a license in Massachusetts can practice there "on a temporary basis," especially if they're working on cases with attorneys who are licensed in the state. Still, it's not clear that Warren was practicing law on just a temporary basis since she was heavily involved in a number of cases...
  • EPA denies challenge to biofuels rule

    08/20/2012 9:29:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The HIll ^ | 8/21/2012 | Zack Colman
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered a blow to the petroleum industry Monday by denying a petition that would have exempted refiners from part of a biofuel blending mandate, according to documents obtained by The Hill. EPA shot down the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) challenge of the renewable fuel standard (RFS), according to Monday court filings with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. EPA determined that enough advanced biofuels – generally understood to be made from non-food products – existed to meet that portion of the RFS for 2012.
  • Looking for Cash, Congress Finds Some ($20 billion) in a Corporate Pension Rule Tweak

    07/01/2012 4:47:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/28/12 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
    Looking for Cash, Congress Finds Some in a Corporate Pension Rule TweakBy MARY WILLIAMS WALSH Published: June 28, 2012 Lawmakers looking for money to finance low-cost student loans and fix aging highways have found about $20 billion in an unlikely place: company pension funds. Pension funds are not exactly brimming over with extra money. In 2006, Congress was concerned enough about bolstering them to pass legislation closing loopholes and making companies set money aside more quickly. But the highway bill that Congress is rushing to complete by Friday contains a measure that would let companies slow their pension contributions again....
  • A Hedge or a Bet? Trade Highlights Ambiguity in Volcker Rule(Dodd-Frank)

    05/12/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 11, 2012 | VICTORIA MCGRANE And KRISTINA PETERSON
    Regulators have a July deadline to finish the rule, but officials have said it appears unlikely they will meet it. The October draft rule issued by the Fed, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators permits what is known as "portfolio hedging," or buying and selling in order to reduce the risk of a portfolio of securities held at the bank. Messrs. Merkley and Levin say regulators inserted a "loophole" into the rule's draft. The Dodd-Frank law says banks can conduct hedging activities related to "individual or aggregated positions." It is unclear whether that includes buying or selling to...
  • Hollywood "Sin Tax" - Liberal's Love Taxes; so Let's not Deprive Them.

    04/17/2012 8:14:42 AM PDT · by publius321 · 11 replies
    A better "Buffet, Soros, Weinstein, Spielberg, Reiner, Hanks Rule." They want one that applies to everyone else while they get "waivers" for being useful idiots. I say we "honor" them with one JUST FOR THEM.
  • Kathleen Sebelius: Contraception rule respects religion

    02/06/2012 12:29:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    USA Today | 2/6/12 | Kathleen Sebelius
    USA today cannot be posted as per FR rules. Link only below
  • FCC might end sports blackout rule (they want public comment first)

    01/13/2012 4:53:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/12 | Brendan Sasso
    FCC might end sports blackout ruleBy Brendan Sasso - 01/13/12 03:19 PM ET The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday issued a formal request for public comment on a proposal to end its sports blackout rule. The rule, first adopted in 1975, prohibits cable and satellite providers from carrying a sports event if the game is blacked out on local broadcast television stations. Dropping the rule would have the most effect on the National Football League, which requires broadcasters to black out games if the local team does not sell out the stadium. The rule is meant to encourage fans...
  • Obama rule would let undocumented stay in U.S. during application

    01/06/2012 9:01:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/6/12 | Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Washington— The Obama administration will announce Friday a proposed new regulation that would allow certain undocumented immigrants to remain in America while applying for legal status -- a step aimed at keeping families intact and one that may also shore up the president's support with Latino voters. As it stands, people living in the U.S. illegally who leave the country to apply for a green card face years of separation from family members. Depending on how long they've lived in America, once they leave they are barred from returning for up to 10 years.
  • Shooters Heard: Interior Will Not Ban Target Practice

    11/18/2011 5:55:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 17 November, 2011 | NA
    Under fire from gun owners concerned about draft guidelines that could limit areas for target practice on western public lands, the Interior Department today said it would make sure shooters still have access to lands long available for firearms recreation. "Our goal is to leave lands open to shooting," said an Interior official for the Bureau of Land Management, which is drafting guidelines to deal with the growing clash between skittish urbanites moving to western wilderness areas and America's tradition of letting gun owners shoot targets on public lands. [Read: Obama Pushing Shooters Off Public Lands.] "We don't want to...
  • Occupy SF accused of Ferry Building thefts, filth

    11/11/2011 9:24:45 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | November 10, 2011 | Mike Aldax
    Ferry Building merchants and managers are fed up with the mayhem that has come with the nearby Occupy SF encampment. A spike in shoplifting, break-ins and reports of abandoned human waste — and a reported drop in foot traffic — has management fuming about the Justin Herman Plaza encampment. There even are reports of occupiers using the building’s restrooms as washrooms — with folks taking sponge baths from toilets. And last Monday, eight men were allegedly escorted out of the building after they attempted to use the bathrooms wearing nothing but their boxer shorts. Property manager Jane Connors has written...
  • Justice Dept. proposes lying, hiding existence of records under new FOIA rule

    10/24/2011 9:35:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/11 | C.J. Ciaramella
    A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act rules would allow federal agencies to lie to citizens and reporters seeking certain records, telling them the records don’t exist. The Justice Department has proposed the change as part of a large revision of FOIA rules for federal agencies. Specifically, the rule would direct government agencies who are denying a request under an established FOIA exemption to “respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist,” rather than citing the relevant exemption. The proposed rule has alarmed government transparency advocates across the political spectrum, who’ve called it “Orwellian” and...
  • How al-Qaeda got to rule in Tripoli

    08/29/2011 11:57:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 8/29/11 | Pepe Escobar
    His name is Abdelhakim Belhaj. Some in the Middle East might have, but few in the West and across the world would have heard of him. Time to catch up. Because the story of how an al-Qaeda asset turned out to be the top Libyan military commander in still war-torn Tripoli is bound to shatter - once again - that wilderness of mirrors that is the "war on terror", as well as deeply compromising the carefully constructed propaganda of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) "humanitarian" intervention in Libya. Muammar Gaddafi's fortress of Bab-al-Aziziyah was essentially invaded and conquered last...
  • NLRB breaks Obama’s rule on ‘quickie’ union elections, Senate Republican says

    07/11/2011 3:15:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    daily caller ^ | 7/11/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    Senate Republicans ripped into the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for ignoring a new executive order from President Barack Obama regarding to “quickie” union elections. Obama’s most recent executive order asked all federal agencies, including independent ones like the NLRB, to refrain from making quick decisions without much public input. The new “quickie” election rules the NLRB just finalized make it easier for labor unions to organize. They allow unions to request a unionizing election date mere days after initiating an organization effort. Because unions got their way, many working men and women who are subjected to the NLRB’s new...
  • Obama skirts rule of law to reward pals, punish foes

    05/25/2011 7:45:51 AM PDT · by rokkitapps · 4 replies
    Question: What do the following have in common? Eckert Cold Storage Co., Kerly Homes of Yuma, Classic Party Rentals, West Coast Turf Inc., Ellenbecker Investment Group Inc., Only in San Francisco, Hotel Nikko, International Pacific Halibut Commission, City of Puyallup, Local 485 Health and Welfare Fund, Chicago Plastering Institute Health & Welfare Fund, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Teamsters Local 522 Fund Welfare Fund Roofers Division, StayWell Saipan Basic Plan, CIGNA, Caribbean Workers' Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Health and Welfare Plan. Answer: T Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/05/obama-skirts-rule-law-reward-pals-punish-foes#ixzz1NNIqd79w
  • Waxman breaks own rule by outing whistleblower at NRC hearing

    05/09/2011 8:26:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/11 | John Rossomando
    California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman was among the loudest proponents of whistleblower protections during the Bush years ̶ particularly when the subject was the Iraq war ̶ but GOP staffers say his attitude seems to have changed with the shift to a Democratic administration. Waxman spoke out loudly for protecting whistleblowers from “incompetent management” (Snip) Waxman chose to ignore a large stamp stating “NOT FOR PUBLIC DISCLOSURE” on a series of emails between Dan Grazer, the data manager for the NRC’s Yucca Mountain licensing program, and Judge Roy Hawkins, the chief administrative judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board,
  • The Trump Rule: His History of Sexism

    04/30/2011 12:01:05 PM PDT · by South40 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 4/30/2011 | Ujala Sehgal
    Fresh off the allegations that Donald Trump's various "birther" and affirmative action conspiracies about President Obama were racist, now the spotlight is being shone on Trump's long history of sexist, if not downright sleazy, comments about women. In a column for the Washington Post, Anna Holmes brings up the "Trump Rule," as described by beauty queen Carrie Prejean, in her book about the Miss USA pageant. According to Prejean, the Miss USA pageant had a requirement that contestants parade in front of pageant owner Donald Trump so he could separate out those he found sexually appealing from those he did...
  • If you’re going to carry, keep track of your guns(AZ)

    04/11/2011 6:14:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    eacourier.com ^ | 10 April, 2011 | Jon Johnson
    One of the basic gun safety rules is that owners should be sure their guns are never accessible to unauthorized or untrained individuals. Recently, two gun owners broke that cardinal rule. Restroom surprise Walmart, located at 755 S. 20th Ave. in Safford, is unquestionably the area's busiest store. Numerous people of all types and ages visit the store, and many of them utilize its restrooms. Safford Police were dispatched to the store at about 11:35 a.m. on Thursday after a maintenance employee discovered a fanny pack with a Taurus .357 Magnum in the men's restroom. The employee turned the gun...
  • Soros group wants Obama to rule by executive order

    11/09/2010 3:02:51 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 29 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/9/2010 | Aaron Klein
    It was progressives who won the mid-term elections, particularly incumbents in a socialist-founded congressional caucus that emerged from last week's ballots virtually unscathed, boasted an article published by the George Soros-funded Institute for Policy Studies, a Marxist-oriented think-tank in Washington, D.C.
  • New rule could send some insurers packing

    10/18/2010 10:35:16 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 9 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | October 18, 2010 | Parilia Kavilanz, Senior Writer
    Snips from excerpt only website: NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Industry experts say more insurers will drop health care coverage or go out of business if they are forced to meet a Jan. 1 deadline that requires them to boost the money devoted to providing care. Under health reform, beginning 2011, insurance companies will have to spend 80% to 85% of the premiums they collect on care instead of toward their own profits and overhead costs. Beginning in 2012 If insurers don't increase that loss ratio to 80 cents per dollar paid, they will have to give customers a rebate for...
  • Inhofe Says EPA's New Boiler Rule Could Kill Nearly 800,000 Manufacturing Jobs

    09/28/2010 10:43:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/28/10 | Staff
    The top Republican on a Senate environmental panel released a scathing report Tuesday that he contends shows that the Environmental Protection Agency's new proposed rule on cleaning up boilers nationwide could devastate America's manufacturing base and imperil hundreds of thousands of jobs without providing any real public health or environmental benefits. In June, the EPA issued a proposal that would force industrial, commercial and institutional boilers and heaters to use "maximum achievable control technology" to reduce harmful emissions that erode air quality and pose a public health risk.
  • New SEC Rule Gives Unions More Power Than Average Investors

    08/29/2010 10:29:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    big government ^ | 8/29/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule that is designed to make it much easier for large shareholders to force out corporate directors. The rule allows a big shareholder to nominate his own board slate and have those its board nominees listed on a company-mailed “proxy” ballot alongside the candidates favored by management.On one hand, the rule seems pretty reasonable, why shouldn’t the average shareholder have a choice in who to vote for? Its the American way.This rule, however has nothing to do with the average shareholder, in fact it probably guarantees the average shareholder will have...
  • Department of Ed Rule will Limit Access for Black Students

    07/23/2010 5:35:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/23/10 | PRNW
    Gainful Employment limits options for students WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Department of Education issuing a "Gainful Employment" rule today that would make certain career college programs ineligible for Title IV financial aid and effectively eliminate the opportunity for lower-income students to attend career colleges, Harry Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement. "Gainful Employment will disproportionately harm low-income and minority populations by discriminating against students who must borrow the needed tuition to attend college. Without financial aid, access to higher education will be limited for thousands of students. At...
  • Governor (SchwarzenKennedy) seeks delay in renewable energy rule

    07/21/2010 10:14:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 7/21/10 | John Howard
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has asked the state’s air-quality enforcers to postpone a rule to require 33 percent of the power used by utilities to come from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy. Schwarzenegger asked the Air Resources Board to delay until September its adoption of the new regulation, which had been expected this month. The Republican governor said he made the request because of “ongoing discussions with legislative leaders to develop a bill that I can sign.” If those negotiations don’t prove fruitful, the ARB “will be ready and able to adopt the regulations at that time (in...
  • Why did ATF suddenly redefine firearm transfers?

    06/01/2010 5:15:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies · 2,037+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 May, 2010 | David Codrea
    "ATF Reverses Interpretation of GCA; Redefines 'Transfers' of Firearms," reads the May 27 post on the National Shooting Sports Foundation's NSSF Blog. Reversing an interpretation of the Gun Control Act that has been on the books for more than four decades, ATF today posted a ruling declaring any shipment of a firearm by a manufacturer (FFL) to any agent or business (e.g., an engineering-design firm, patent lawyer, testing lab, gun writer, etc.) for a bona fide business purpose to be a "transfer" under the Gun Control Act of 1968. As NSSF observes: In many instances, these requirements will force shipments...
  • Mob Rule From SEIU

    05/24/2010 5:07:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1,177+ views
    investors ^ | 5/24/10 | editor
    Labor: Does belonging to the service workers' union give you the right to invade private homes, terrorize children and smear anyone questioning such tactics? Apparently so, based on recent events in Maryland On May 16, Washington, D.C., police escorted 14 busloads full of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members at least part of the way to storm the Chevy Chase, Md., home of Bank of America's deputy legal counsel, Greg Baer.
  • New federal rule targets harmful mercury emissions

    04/30/2010 9:23:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 356+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/30/10 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - New federal rules are in the works to limit the amount of mercury and other harmful pollutants released from boilers and solid waste incinerators. A proposal Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency targets mercury emissions from about 200,000 industrial boilers, heaters and solid waste incinerators. Mercury can damage the brain and nervous system, especially in fetuses and children.
  • When It Comes To Hate-Speech And Violence, Liberals Rule

    03/31/2010 11:23:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 768+ views
    irish examiner ^ | 3/30/10 | Alicia Colon
    For some strange reason liberals are identifying all contrary opinions as hateful regardless of the words actually used. I'm always surprised when I hear from my Democrat sister in California that she thinks I should tone down the anger in my columns. I've reread my pieces and see only the explanations of my viewpoint. I do not name-call or use derogatory language yet she reacts as if I do. Is it possible to erroneously read emotions that simply aren't there if the reader is expecting them to be? I found this same phenomenon when I received an e-mail from a...
  • Video: Steny Hoyer Not So Thrilled With “Slaughter Rule” When GOP Was in

    03/16/2010 5:27:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 644+ views
    verumserum ^ | 3/16/10
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has been all over the media the past couple of days defending he and Pelosi’s apparent decision to use a procedural rule to “deem” the Senate health bill passed as part of the reconciliation package, rather than holding an actual floor vote on the bill. This “deem and pass” strategy, also known as a self-executing rule (or the “Slaughter rule”), could be critical for the House leadership to corral enough votes from reluctant Democrats. I have just one word for Rep. Hoyer – HYPOCRITE.
  • Blue Dog Pack Threatens to Kill Health Bill Over Abortion

    03/04/2010 8:08:17 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 55 replies · 1,416+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | 3/4/2010 | Associated Press
    Health professionals applaud as President Obama speaks about health care reform at the White House. Blue Dog Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak says he's counted 11 lawmakers plus himself willing to kill President Obama's health care overhaul over abortion language. Stupak, of Michigan, sponsored a provision in the House of Representative's health care bill that passed last fall that clearly prohibits the use of federal money to pay for abortions. That language did not make it into the Senate bill, the model Obama is using to craft the plan he is expected to send to Congress shortly. "We're not gonna vote...
  • 4-U.S. FCC commissioners support open Internet rule

    10/22/2009 7:31:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 423+ views
    Rueters ^ | 10/22/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. communications regulators voted unanimously Thursday to support an open Internet rule that would prevent telecom network operators from barring or blocking content based on the revenue it generates. The proposed rule now goes to the public for comment until Jan. 14, after which the Federal Communications Commissions will review the feedback and possibly seek more comment. A final rule is not expected until the spring of next year.
  • Proposed Leave Rule Would Provide for Warrior Care

    08/27/2009 4:32:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 207+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2009 – Defense Department federal employees could receive up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a military family member injured in the line of duty if an Office of Personnel Management proposal is adopted. The proposal would allow eligible federal employees to take 26 "administrative work weeks" provided for under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for a servicemember wounded in the line of duty, OPM officials explained during a telephone conference call. The provision would extend to families of National Guard members or reservists injured while on active duty, explained Jerry...
  • British government spells end of 'i before e' rule

    06/20/2009 1:56:13 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 35 replies · 1,118+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 20, 2009 | AP Staff
    It's a spelling mantra that generations of schoolchildren have learned — "i before e, except after c." But new British government guidance tells teachers not to pass on the rule to students, because there are too many exceptions. The "Support For Spelling" document, which is being sent to thousands of primary schools, says the rule "is not worth teaching" because it doesn't account for words like 'sufficient,' 'veil' and 'their.'
  • Carville: Democrats Will Rule for 40 Years

    04/28/2009 11:29:57 AM PDT · by reader25 · 123 replies · 3,448+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 28, 2009 | Dave Eberhart
    James Carville, political consultant and media personality, lays out his case for Democrats ruling Washington for the next 40 years in his latest book: “40 More Years, How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation.” In the introduction of the new Simon and Schuster offering, Carville, currently a political science professor at Tulane University, builds the case for why he believes the Democratic Party in American politics is stronger than ever before. “Obama created a new party,” Carville writes. “He brought new people in all across the country, and in 2008 those new people were donating, registering, and voting alongside...
  • Pakistani Taliban begin imposing rule in new area (Buner)

    04/13/2009 9:30:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 372+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/09 | Zeeshan Haider
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani Taliban are imposing their rule in a Pakistani mountain valley they took over last week, spreading fear in the area only 100 km (60 miles) from the capital, police and residents said on Monday. Surging militant violence across Pakistan and the spread of Taliban influence through the northwest are reviving concerns about the stability of the nuclear-armed U.S. ally. Pakistan is crucial to U.S. efforts to stabilize neighboring Afghanistan but the government has been unable to check militant attacks in its cities let alone stop insurgents crossing into Afghanistan from border strongholds to battle Western forces....
  • Self defense is harmful to the environment

    03/22/2009 5:32:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies · 949+ views
    Atlanta Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 March, 2009 | Ed Stone
    Do concealed handguns contribute to air pollution? There are more than a dozen national parks and wildlife refuges in Georgia, and now your right to bear arms in Georgia’s national parks and refuges has been swept away by a federal judge in Washington DC. Yesterday, United States District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered Kenneth L. Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, not to implement the new regulation that permits loaded, concealed firearms on national park and wildlife refuges until the Court can make a final decision on whether to enjoin the new regulation permanently. This new regulation had taken effect on...
  • Obama musters campaign army for economic fight

    03/09/2009 9:50:14 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 18 replies · 593+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3-9-9 | Unknown
    US President Barack Obama mustered his powerful campaign army on Monday, calling on his millions of supporters to lobby on behalf of his budget and economic plan. The appeal to back the president was made in an email and video sent out by "Organizing for America," the organization which morphed out of Obama's campaign machinery to push his agenda when he entered the White House. In the video, Mitch Stewart, the director of Organizing for America, urged the president's supporters to take part in the "Organizing for America Pledge Project."
  • Obama Spokesman Says 'Obama Ready to RULE on Day 1'

    11/10/2008 3:07:26 AM PST · by clifcrds · 76 replies · 385+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 10, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    The co-chair of Barack Obama's Transition Team, Valerie Jarrett, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used, shall we say, an interesting word to described what she thinks Barack Obama will be doing in January when he's officially sworn into office. She told Tom Brokaw that Obama will be ready to "rule" on day one. It's a word that reflects the worst fears that people have for Obama the "arrogant," the "messiah," that imagines he's here to "rule" instead of govern.
  • Iraqi Police Enforce Rule of Law in Former ‘Triangle of Death’

    08/03/2008 5:19:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 210+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Daniel Blottenberger, USA
    CAMP VICTORY — Coalition forces once named the predominantly Sunni area in central Iraq, consisting of the cities of Yusuifiyah, Mahmudiyah, Iskandariyah and Latifiyah, the “Triangle of Death.” The troop surge initiated in 2007 neutralized much of the area enabling Iraqi Security Forces to take a leading role in the securing the region. An uprising there in March raised concerns and directed attention to the Iraqi Security Forces operating in that area; Coalition forces feared the ISF would struggle to maintain rule of law in the communities. “We got word that special group members were going to be coming down...
  • Oil Prices Threaten To End Malaysian Party's 50-Year Rule

    06/13/2008 8:33:00 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 98+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-14-2008 | Thomas Bell
    Oil prices threaten to end Malaysian party's 50-year rule By Thomas Bell in Kuala Lumpur Last Updated: 4:12AM BST 14/06/2008 As oil price protests spread around the world, the government of Malaysia could become the first to fall as a result of the crisis. Lorry drivers and motorists across Europe and Asia are in uproar, with the price of oil at unprecedented highs of about $138 a barrel. In the past few days there have been protests in France, Spain, Holland, India, South Korea and Nepal. Lorry drivers are threatening to blockade the Thai capital, Bangkok, on Tuesday. In Malaysia,...
  • Secretary Kempthorne Announces Decision to Protect Polar Bears under Endangered Species Act

    05/14/2008 4:38:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 151+ views
    U.S. Department of the Interior ^ | May 14, 2008 | U.S. Department of the Interior
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today announced that he is accepting the recommendation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dale Hall to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The listing is based on the best available science, which shows that loss of sea ice threatens and will likely continue to threaten polar bear habitat.  This loss of habitat puts polar bears at risk of becoming endangered in the foreseeable future, the standard established by the ESA for designating a threatened species. In making the announcement, Kempthorne said,...