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  • Renaming Senate office building after McCain sparks GOP backlash

    08/28/2018 3:20:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/18 | Jordain Carney
    A push to rename a Senate office building after the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is facing political headwinds on Capitol Hill from Republican lawmakers. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) are working on a resolution that would rename the Russell Senate Office Building, named in honor of former Democratic Sen. Richard Brevard Russell (Ga.), after McCain. But the proposal is facing skepticism, and in some cases outright opposition, threatening to inject partisan fighting into the chamber's bipartisan mourning. "Senator Russell was a well respected man from the South and up here too, said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.),...
  • Who was Sen. Richard Russell, the man whose name is on a Senate office building?

    08/27/2018 6:19:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | August 27, 2018 | Debbie Lord
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said this weekend that he will introduce a resolution to rename the Senate's Russell Office Building for Sen. John McCain, who died on Saturday at his home in Arizona. McCain died 13 months after he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. Schumer, D-New York, praised his colleague as an American patriot and said he would introduce the resolution so that generations remember him." "As you go through life, you meet few truly great people," Schumer said in a statement. "John McCain was one of them. His dedication to his country and the...
  • Schumer proposes naming Senate building after McCain

    08/25/2018 6:45:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Saturday he will push to rename one of the Senates office buildings after the late Sen. John McCain. The building Mr. Schumer has in mind is the Russell Senate Office Building, named after Sen. Richard Russell Jr. Mr. Russell was a conservative Democrat from Georgia who was seen as an opponent of the civil rights movement, making his name on a Senate building controversial.
  • Russell Hantz on Australian Survivor

    07/30/2018 1:46:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | July 30, 2018
    The infamous three-time US Survivor contestant Russell Hantz is a contestant on this season's Australian Survivor. You can watch a 14 minute sneak peek of episode 1 here. I understand that Facebook users will be able to watch the series on the Facebook group The Tribe Has Spoken. I don't know how non-Facebook users can watch it but I'm sure there is a way. H/T SMGFan
  • Senate Republicans Strip Religious Freedom Protection from Defense Spending Bill

    12/02/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Senate Republicans have agreed to a deal that strips an amendment protecting religious freedom for faith-based organizations from a defense spending bill, making the measure more favorable to signature by outgoing resident Barack Obama. Obama threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the bill included the Russell Amendment, which applies religious freedom exemptions to federal grants and contracts. The NDAA is an annual piece of legislation that addresses Department of Defense budget and expenditures. The Russell Amendment restated current United States law via the First Amendment. The measure would have protected, for example, faith groups that run...
  • Dow 19,000 is no cause for celebration

    11/22/2016 6:48:36 PM PST · by Rabin · 14 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Nov 22, 2016 | Chuck Jaffe, (opine)
    The Dow is the Kardashian of indexes a celebrity benchmark, famous because its known rather than because of what it does. Every round number on the index hits the news cycle hard, largely because there is so little real news out there. In early November, nine straight down days on the S&P 500 the first nine-day losing streak in 36 years as if that was somehow meaningful. Tuesdays headlines included a 13-day winning streak for the Russell 2000, its longest win streak in more than 20 years. The Russell benchmark gained roughly 15% during that stretch an...
  • U.S. deports Saudi director of Virginia Muslim charity

    12/13/2005 5:33:56 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 613+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 December 2005 | Jerry Seper
    A Saudi national who served as director of the Virginia office of the Muslim World League (MWL) has been deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on immigration charges. ICE spokesman Dean Boyd said Abdullah Alnoshan, 44, of Falls Church, was returned to Saudi Arabia over the weekend. He was arrested in July by ICE and FBI agents assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. A criminal complaint charged Alnoshan with conspiring to commit immigration fraud by using fake employment documents to enter, exit and live in the United States. Alnoshan also was accused of seeking to deter...
  • Former Muslim police sgt who tipped off Al Qaeda associate in FBI investigation.

    06/14/2016 4:27:43 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 33 replies
    FrontpageMag ^ | 03/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Mohammed Weiss Rasool was an Afghani who immigrated to the United States and got a job as a police officer. And then he did what you would expect him to do. Weiss Russell (he has changed his name from Weiss Rasool, the name under which he was convicted), is currently employed as a Financial Management Analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief Financial Officers office. In 2008, Russell/Rasool was prosecuted for his role in tipping off Abdullah Alnoshan, a close associate of al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and a friend of Russells from their mosque. According to the Justice Departments Statement of...
  • Kurt Russell: Bill Maher Is a Fake Libertarian

    12/22/2015 10:20:38 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/22/2015 | John Nolte
    Out promoting his new film “The Hateful Eight,” longtime libertarian Kurt Russell opened up again about his politics, this time to the Daily Beast, where he pointed out an obvious fact: that Bill Maher is nothing close to a libertarian. “I’m not a Bill Maher libertarian,” Russell said. “That’s faux-libertarianism. He doesn’t know what it is. I like him, and he’s a nice guy, but seriously, that’s not libertarianism.”
  • Texas director of Bush young donor effort to join O'Malley campaign (Jeb staffer defects to RATS)

    12/11/2015 5:37:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/10/15 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    The Texas state director of Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush's young donor program has quit and is planning to join the campaign of Democrat Martin O'Malley. Shooter Russell, a University of Texas sophomore who since June had held the formal role with Bush's "Mission: NEXT program," told the Houston Chronicle he made the switch because of the GOP's opposition to people fleeing war-torn Syria. "The final nail in the coffin were Trump's comments on Muslims, the inaction by the party, and our very own state's actions on blocking Syrian refugees," said Russell, who added that he has cousins who do...
  • Kurt Russell: ‘Absolutely Insane’ to Think Gun Control Will Change Terrorists

    12/09/2015 7:11:03 PM PST · by DFG · 98 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/09/2015 | AWR HAWKINS
    In recent interview with Jeffrey Wells, acting legend Kurt Russell responded to questions on the San Bernardino attacks by saying it’s “absolutely insane” to “think gun control will change terrorists’ point of view.” This was preceded by Russell explaining that he doesn’t “understand concepts of conversation about gun culture” because “we’ve lived with guns since, what, the 7th Century or something?” But according to Hollywood Elsewhere, Wells continued to paw at Russell, combining the emphasis on terrorism with the suggestion that guns are something “disenfranchised white guys need” so they can “feel good about themselves.”In recent interview with Jeffrey Wells,...
  • Man killed trying to rob ex-CNN anchor was 'street slave' who was given drugs (owner charged)

    07/11/2015 12:27:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/11/15 | Chris Spargo
    Man killed trying to rob ex-CNN anchor was 'street slave' who was given drugs to commit crimes claim police as they charge his 'owner' with HIS murder The man who was killed as he tried to rob a former CNN anchor at gunpoint is now being described as a 'street slave.' Lynne Russell, 68, had stopped for the night in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday June 30 when she was grabbed by an Tomorio Walton, who demanded valuables from her room. But she was saved from the attack after her husband Chuck de Caro- a former CNN anchor who has...
  • Lynne Russell: The Second Amendment saved my life

    07/06/2015 4:33:48 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 06, 2015 | Diana Falzone
    Lynne Russell thanks the right to keep and bear arms for keeping her and her husband alive during an armed robbery on June 30th. The former CNN anchor and Chuck de Caro, formerly a CNN reporter, were held at gun point in an Albuquerque Motel 6 room by felon Tomorio Walton. What ensued was a stand-off that left Walton dead and de Caro shot three times. Russell was not injured in the shootout. Russell told FOX411 that having a gun absolutely saved their lives.
  • Russell Brand in new storm as he accuses US of terrorism on day that 132 Pakistani children are

    12/17/2014 8:07:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2014 | Darren Boyle
    Controversial comedian Russell Brand has landed in the middle of his latest controversy accusing the United States of terrorism just hours after 132 Pakistani children were murdered by the Taliban. Brand was interviewing Moazzam Begg, a Briton who was detained at Guantanamo Bay when he wrote: 'The people who do "terror" best are the people who decide what "terror" is.' The nine minute interview was posted on YouTube and said it would 'lift the lid' on Guantanamo Bay torture.
  • Reports: Some teammates think QB Russell Wilson isn't black enough

    10/24/2014 1:46:09 PM PDT · by cport · 43 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Oct 24, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Earlier this week, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman wrote about the ongoing saga in Seattle in the wake of the Percy Harvin trade. Specifically, some Seahawks players think third-year quarterback Russell Wilson is too close to the front office, and doesn't always take blame for his mistakes. Then there's this: "There is also an element of race that needs to be discussed," Freeman wrote. "My feeling on this -- and it's backed up by several interviews with Seahawks players -- is that some of the black players think Wilson isn't black enough." We talked about Wilson's blackness on the Eye on...
  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    05/26/2014 9:34:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 05/26/2014 | Scott Johnson
    When I walked into Spaulding Auditorium to see The Best Years of Our Lives as an undergrad, I had never even heard of the film. When I walked out three hours later, I couldnt believe I had never heard of it. It is a great film with a lot of truth and a big heart in it. Tonight TCM is carrying the film as part of its Memorial Day lineup. Its a movie every American should see. If you havent seen it yet, you might want to try to catch it tonight. Mark Harris tells the highly improbable story behind...
  • Obama IRS Hires Al-Qaida Spy (Weiss Russell)

    03/07/2014 4:17:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Homeland Insecurity: The IRS is diligent to a fault when it comes to vetting conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. But it's out to lunch when vetting employees posing security risks. While the Internal Revenue Service was investigating Tea Party patriots in the run-up to last year's presidential election, it dispensed with basic background checks and hired a convicted Islamist traitor as a high-level official. Mohammad Weiss Rasool, whom the FBI busted last decade for tipping off an al-Qaida terrorist suspect, reportedly now works for the deputy IRS chief financial officer as a financial management analyst, drawing a lucrative salary...
  • U.S. Museum to Exhibit Bertrand Russell's 'Be Nice to Hitler' Letter

    02/23/2014 11:15:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 20, 2014
    Museum of Tolerance buys British Nobel Prize-winning philosopher's letter in which he said the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight.The Los-Angeles-based Museum of Tolerance has acquired a 1937 letter written by Bertrand Russell in which the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher says if the Nazi army invades his native England the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight. The museum, part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, announced Wednesday that it paid $4,000 for the letter at a London auction last month. "If the Germans succeed in sending an invading army to England we should do...
  • Widow of 'Boston bomber is starting to act like her old self by listening to rock music..."

    07/26/2013 6:53:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 25, 2013
    The widow of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has started acting more like her old self by watching movies, listening to rock music and reconnecting with her family, her relatives have said. Katherine Russell, 24, is living at her parents' home in Rhode Island with her daughter by Tsarnaev, and she is enjoying the activities once forbidden by her late husband. She has changed her name back to Katherine Russell from Karima Tsarnaeva, the name she adopted after marrying Tsarnaev, who was killed earlier this year following a police shootout.
  • Joseph Kony 2012: filmmaker Jason Russell arrested on suspicion of masturbating in public

    03/17/2012 5:28:09 AM PDT · by mgist · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3/17/2012 | Nick Allen
    Joseph Kony 2012: filmmaker Jason Russell arrested on suspicion of masturbating in public One of the creators of the Kony 2012 film about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony has been arrested for allegedly being drunk and masturbating in public. Jason Russell, 33, was also accused of stripping off his clothes and vandalising cars before he was detained in San Diego. Russell, an evangelical Christian, is a co-founder of the American advocacy group Invisible Children. Their 29-minute film has been watched by more than 100 million people and become the fastest spreading video ever.