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  • Pigs fly: Obama says 'Islamist jihadist'

    01/13/2015 12:35:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    israelmatzav ^ | 1/13/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In a Tuesday meeting with Congressional leaders on cybersecurity, President Hussein Obama used the term 'Islamist jihadist.' “With the Sony attack that took place, with the Twitter account that was hacked by Islamist jihadist sympathizers yesterday, it just goes to show how much more work we need to do, both public and private sector, to strengthen our cybersecurity,” the president said at the outset of a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House. He's referring to the hacking of the US Central Command's Twitters account on Monday. Change? Or plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose? Labels:...
  • Kyl Says Obama Said no Border Security for Political Reasons

    08/28/2011 10:38:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/29/11 | Trevor
    0 inShare 0digg email print On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Phoenix Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until...
  • Sarah Palin says Obama's ideas 'are the antithesis' of the forefathers

    07/26/2011 8:42:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/26/11 | Tony Pierce
    Sarah Palin, like Michele Bachmann, is aligned with many Republicans in condemning President Obama and other Democrats for having the gall to suggest that the wealthiest of Americans return to a tax structure that was in place before George W. Bush introduced his tax cuts for the rich.“The White House and many liberals in Congress are so addicted to that OPM, other people’s money, that it’s much easier to spend other people’s money than their own," Palin said on the Fox Business Network.
  • MSNBC President Says Fox News Isn't Always 'Based in Fact,' While He Claims 'We're Not a Frat

    07/18/2011 9:29:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/18/11 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC president Phil Griffin gave an interview to Jeff Bercovici of Forbes, and said all the usual things about how MSNBC is less ideological than Fox News and Fox is a success despite not always being based in fact. But Griffin claimed no one ever knew what Tim Russert’s politics were and insisted that MSNBC is defined as "very smart progressive politics and information." The boss of “very smart” MSNBC is not going to tolerate crude terms for the president (well, this president) on its airwaves, because “We’re not a frat house.” At MSNBC, Griffin claimed, "name-calling and
  • Issa Says He Doesn’t Believe Holder’s Testimony Was Accurate

    07/11/2011 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/11/11 | Fred Lucas
    ( - House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says he does not believe Attorney General Eric Holder gave accurate testimony when Issa questioned him in the House Judiciary Committee on May 3. In that testimony, Holder told the Judiciary Committee he had “probably” heard only in the “last few weeks” about the Justice Department’s “Operation Fast and Furious.” Issa told he is convinced—“absolutely”—that Holder knew about the operation earlier than he claimed. Operation Fast and Furious, begun in 2009, purposefully allowed known and suspected smugglers to purchase weapons at licensed gun dealers in the United States—sometimes...
  • White House Says Americans Want a Budget Deal That “Spreads the Prosperity”

    07/05/2011 4:15:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 7/5/11 | Brian O’Connor
    Tax the rich, give to the poor with the White House choosing who wins and who loses. RCP - “Americans are not like — ‘I demand this, you know, I draw the red line here and I draw this in the sand.’ They just want us to get something done that’s sensible, that spreads the sacrifice and spreads the prosperity,” White House press secretary jay Carney said at Tuesday evening’s press conference.
  • White House says it complied with war powers act

    06/06/2011 10:16:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/6/11 | Kara Rowlan
    The White House said Monday that it has an obligation to answer lawmakers’ questions about U.S. involvement in NATO’s mission in Libya, but it wasn’t clear if the administration will comply with a House resolution passed Friday that threatens to withhold funding unless President Obama complies with demands for more information. Press secretary Jay Carney said Mr. Obama hasn’t violated the War Powers Resolution, which calls for the commander in chief to obtain congressional approval if U.S. forces are to be committed to action for longer than 60 days. Mr. Carney said the White House has “consulted” with Congress
  • EPA Says It's ‘Prohibited’ From Considering Costs When Issuing Air-Quality Regulations

    05/31/2011 6:53:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/31/11 | Nicholas Ballas
    The Environmental Protection Agency informed Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) in a recent letter that it considers itself “prohibited” by law from considering costs when setting National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). “I received this week a letter from the EPA regarding a letter I’ve written them about some of their rules and they wrote here, quote, ‘Thus, the agency is prohibited from considering costs in setting these standards,'" Hartzler said last week. "Now in business we do a cost benefit analysis before we make policy changes. Washington should as well
  • Newsweek Editor Wins 'Obamagasm' Award: Obama 'Sort of God'

    05/09/2011 10:06:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Newsweek Editor Wins 'Obamagasm' Award: Obama 'Sort of God' Monday, May 09, 2011 By Eric Scheiner ( - The Media Research Center held it’s 2011 Gala and DisHonors Awards event this past Saturday. The DisHonors awards recognizes and roasts the liberal media’s worst moments, with winners in several different categories and an overall ‘winner’ with a ‘Quote Of the Year’. In the “Obamagasm Award” category, the winner was Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas who said, “Reagan [at the 1984 D-Day commemoration] was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is, ‘We are above that now. We're not just parochial,...
  • Official Says Iranian Warships Will Pass Through Suez Canal on Monday

    02/19/2011 8:56:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/19/11 | Fox News
  • Walker Says No To Union Concessions (Video)

    02/19/2011 8:43:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2/19/11 | JS online
    The Governor is asked about allowing unions...
  • Exclusive: Pamela Anderson Says Immigrants Need to Respect the Legal Citizenship Process

    02/07/2011 11:11:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies · 3+ views
    fox ^ | 2/7/11 | Hollie McKay
    Pamela Anderson may be more famous for slow motion running down the "Baywatch" beaches in the 90's, but the now mother of two teen sons and animal rights activist has another issue she is passionate about: illegal immigration. The Canada-native recently penned her thoughts on a vast range of politically-driven topics in Playboy magazine, and published the unedited version on her website. In the transcript, she expresses her views that those seeking refuge in America need to respect the country and do it by the
  • Al-Jazeera Says Offices Torched in Cairo

    02/04/2011 3:49:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | 2/4/11 | cbs/ap
    (CBS/AP) PARIS - Al-Jazeera's offices in Cairo were stormed and torched and its Website hacked Friday, says the Pan-Arab broadcaster, while the top U.N. human rights official complained that media covering Egyptian pro-democracy protests are being arrested "in a blatant attempt to stifle news." Qatar-based Al-Jazeera - widely watched in the Middle East - portrayed the attack on its office as an attempt by Egypt's regime or its supporters to hinder its coverage of the uprising in Egypt. Al-Jazeera said the office was burned along with the equipment inside it.
  • Franklin Graham Says Obama, Tucson Memorial Service 'Scoffed' at Jesus

    01/20/2011 4:09:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    politics daily ^ | 1/20/11 | David Gibson
    President Obama garnered praise from across the political spectrum for his moving speech last week at the memorial service for the Tucson shooting victims, including from his usual critics on the right, but the Rev. Franklin Graham can't be counted among them. In a speech on Tuesday at John Brown University, a private Christian college in Siloam Springs, Ark., the son of the revered evangelist Billy Graham voiced "dismay" at the way the Tucson memorial service was conducted, arguing that it was not as explicitly religious -- apparently meaning "Christian" -- as those following the Oklahoma City bombing and the...
  • Obama Says the GOP Has “Spent the Last 20 Months Politicking”

    08/09/2010 12:56:33 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 81 replies ^ | August 09, 2010 3:27 PM | Sunlen Miller
    Hitting the campaign-cash trail again today, President Obama in Austin, Texas today opened up a string of attacks against the Republicans, painting them as a party that lacks seriousness and ideas due to only looking forward to the next election. “There has been a fundamental lack of seriousness on the other side,” Obama said to a crowd at the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, “We've spent the last 20 months governing, they have spent the last 20 months politicking." The president – who has been out on the stump raising cash and throwing his support behind local candidates increasingly –...
  • Flashback: Obama Says Bonuses Are Violation Of "Our Fundamental Values"

    02/10/2010 3:30:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 344+ views ^ | 2/10/10 | staff
    In March 2009, President Obama called the AIG bonuses an "outrage."

    10/29/2009 6:37:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 850+ views
    Laura Ingraham ^ | 10/29/09 | staff
    Under the Senate Finance Committee bill, HHS Secretary Kathleen will determine the meaning of terms such as "physician services," "premium," "prescription drug coverage," "deductible," and "emergency room care.
  • Chamber Says ‘No Thanks’ to the Yes Men

    10/26/2009 6:33:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 733+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/26/09 | Neil King Jr.
    The pranksters who impersonated U.S. Chamber of Commerce officials in a bogus news conference last week are getting smacked with a federal lawsuit in reply. Far from finding the stunt funny, the chamber is suing the group, called the Yes Men, for trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising. In a suit filed late Monday in U.S. District Court, the Chamber charges that four principal members of the group engaged in conduct that “is destructive of public discourse, and cannot be tolerated under the law.”
  • Obama lawyer says no position on Bush-era wiretaps

    10/09/2009 4:20:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 350+ views
    Rueters ^ | 10/9/09 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for the Obama administration said on Friday it had no position on the legality of the former Bush administration's program to intercept Americans' e-mails and phone calls without a warrant. The lawyer spoke at a 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on a lawsuit in which 16 lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay detainees demanded the government release records of electronic surveillance they believe was conducted without a warrant concerning their clients' cases.
  • Betancourt says captors hated her

    09/27/2009 4:16:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1,256+ views ^ | 9/27/09 | CBC News
    ngrid Betancourt, the French-Colombian politician held hostage for more than six years by guerrillas in the Colombian jungle, told CBC News in an exclusive interview that her captors despised her. "I was a politician. They hated politicians. I was a person with some education. They had none, so they thought I [had] a privileged social background and they hated me for that," Betancourt told the CBC's Mellissa Fung in an excerpt from an interview that will air on The National on Monday at 9 p.m. ET.
  • Obama says 'no' to pensions for WW II Alaska guards

    09/26/2009 9:20:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 140 replies · 4,397+ views
    MClatchy ^ | 9/26/09 | Erika Bolsted
    WASHINGTON -- In a strongly worded message to Congress outlining its priorities for a military spending bill, the Obama administration today said it disapproved of including money for pensions for 26 elderly members of the World War II-era Alaska Territorial Guard. The Guardsmen are among those assigned to protect Alaska from the Japanese during World War II.
  • "Capitalism is evil," says new Michael Moore film

    09/06/2009 9:37:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies · 2,249+ views
    Rueters ^ | 9/6/09 | Mike Collett-White
    VENICE (Reuters) - Capitalism is evil. That is the conclusion of U.S. documentary maker Michael Moore's latest movie "Capitalism: A Love Story," which premieres at the Venice film festival on Sunday. Blending his trademark humour with tragic individual stories, archive footage and publicity stunts, the 55-year-old launches an attack on the capitalist system, arguing that it benefits the rich and condemns millions to poverty.
  • White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Town Hall

    08/12/2009 5:48:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies · 2,209+ views
    Fox ^ | 8/12/09 | staff
    Facing a barrage of questions Wednesday over the friendliness of the audience at President Obama's New Hampshire town hall meeting, the White House insisted that all questions were selected at random -- including one from an 11-year-old girl whose mother worked as an Obama organizer. Julia Hall of Malden, Mass., grabbed the microphone Tuesday during Obama's town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., and told the president she saw signs "outside saying mean things about reforming health care" as she walked into the building.
  • Majority of Pakistanis says U.S. is greatest threat

    08/09/2009 1:24:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 714+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8/9/09 | Bridget Johnson
    A poll released Sunday revealed that despite the massive amounts of aid directed toward Pakistan in this administration, Pakistanis peg the U.S. as a far greater threat than the Taliban and even archenemy India. The poll of more than 2,500 Pakistanis, conducted across rural and urban areas at the end of July by Gallup Pakistan for Al-Jazeera, found that 41 percent favored their government's military operation against the Taliban, while 22 percent claimed neutrality and 24 percent opposed.
  • Schumer says CBO ‘wacky’ on health cost, sees passage

    07/17/2009 1:30:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 808+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/17/09 | Laura Litvan
    The Senate can pass legislation overhauling the U.S. health-care system by August with some Republican support even with the “wacky” cost estimates by the Congressional Budget Office, Senator Charles Schumer said.
  • Obama Administration Says Some Detainees Overseas Are Being Mirandized -- and Bush Did It, Too

    06/11/2009 12:49:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 931+ views
    ABC ^ | 6/11/09 | Jake Tapper
    The Obama administration announced this week that some detainees captured and held abroad have been read Miranda rights to preserve evidence for a potential prosecution. Administration officials say the Bush administration did this as well in some instances relating to certain criminal cases. They would not offer specifics in any of the cases, whether under President Obama or President Bush
  • Paper Says It Has Unseen Video By Atta

    09/30/2006 6:54:16 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 1,897+ views
    Tyhe Guardian (UK) ^ | 10-1-2006 | AP
    Paper Says It Has Unseen Video by Atta Sunday October 1, 2006 2:16 AM LONDON (AP) - A previously unseen video made by Mohamed Atta, ringleader of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, has been obtained by Britain's The Sunday Times, the newspaper reported Saturday. In editions available late Saturday, the paper said it had been handed the so-called martyrdom video, but did not reveal the source of the tape. It reported that Atta was filmed reading a document marked in Arabic as a will as he sat beside fellow hijacker Ziad Jarrah - who seized control...
  • EU Should Run Aslylum Policy, Says Sarkozy

    09/28/2006 5:54:03 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 265+ views
    The Telegraph(UK) ^ | 9-29-2006 | David Rennie
    EU should run asylum policy, says Sarkozy By David Rennie in Brussels (Filed: 29/09/2006) National governments should surrender their powers to judge whether asylum seekers are genuine to a new "single European asylum office", Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to say today. The office would be staffed by officials on secondment from their countries, but would judge asylum applications according to EU rules. Mr Sarkozy, the French interior minister, is in Madrid for a summit of eight EU countries facing large flows of illegal migrants and asylum seekers. A copy of his speech to the summit was leaked to AFP, the...
  • Court says Ohio too hard on some parties

    09/08/2006 12:01:50 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 655+ views ^ | 9 8 06 | DAN SEWELL
    CINCINNATI - Ohio's rules for primary elections make it too hard for minor parties to get on the ballot, a federal appeals court ruled. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said the primary requirements allow the Republican and Democratic parties to monopolize general elections. Ohio "is among the most restrictive, if not the most restrictive, state in granting minor parties access to the ballot," the ruling said. Parties automatically qualify for the primary ballot if their candidate for governor or president received at least 5 percent of the vote in the previous Ohio election. Any other party must...
  • Migrants Changing Britain, Says Race Chief

    08/29/2006 6:45:59 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 636+ views
    The telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-30-2006 | Philip Johnston
    Migrants changing Britain, says race chief By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor (Filed: 30/08/2006) Immigration to Britain today is fundamentally different from previous settlements because it is changing the composition of the nation, the head of the Commission for Racial Equality said last night. Trevor Phillips, who provoked controversy last year by challenging the concept of multiculturalism and saying that Britain was "sleepwalking to segregation", said the social significance of the current wave of immigration was being overlooked. More young people were arriving to compete for jobs with settled workers and a growing number of incomers were setting up their...
  • Turkey says it forced Iran planes down

    08/18/2006 4:12:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1,633+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug. 18, 2006 | Staff
    ANKARA, Turkey - The Turkish Foreign Ministry said Friday that it had forced two Syria-bound Iranian planes to land and be searched for rockets and other military equipment during the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. The newspaper Hurriyet reported Wednesday that Iranian planes were forced to land at Diyarbakir airport on July 27 and on Aug. 8 — but that no military equipment was found. Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman Murat Ozcelik said those were not the only planes that were forced to land. "We inspect Iranian planes upon any suspicion that they may be carrying any weapons," Ozcelik said. He...
  • Israel Says It Has Captured Guerrillas (Baalbek)

    08/01/2006 8:26:51 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies · 1,837+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-2-2006 | Hussein Dakroub
    Israel Says It Has Captured Guerrillas Wednesday August 2, 2006 4:01 AM By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israel poured up to 10,000 armored troops into south Lebanon Tuesday, and separately dropped helicopter-borne commandos deep into the eastern Bekaa Valley where they raided a Hezbollah-run hospital and fought pitched battles with guerrillas, in a major escalation of the three-week-old war. After the raid on the ancient city of Baalbek ended, the Israeli military said it had captured some guerrillas and hit others. The military statement said all its soldiers returned unharmed to their base, but gave...
  • No Need For Witch Doctors - I'm Staying, Says Mugabe

    07/16/2006 5:20:58 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 331+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-17-2006 | Peta Thornycroft
    No need for witch doctors - I'm staying, says Mugabe By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 17/07/2006) President Robert Mugabe has ridiculed followers for consulting witch doctors to choose his successor, dismissing the suggestion that he is going to step down. Robert Mugabe:cheers and laughter from the crowd Shaking his fist, Mr Mugabe, 82, told Zanu PF leaders and party elders at a weekend "consultative" rally in the country's capital, Harare, that they should not rely on witchcraft to choose Zimbabwe's next president. Mr Mugabe, who drew cheers and laughter from the crowd, told them: "The things we hear about...
  • Ramadi Mission at Turning Point, U.S. Commander Says

    07/14/2006 3:38:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 516+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 14, 2006 – Anti-insurgent efforts in the Iraqi city of Ramadi are beginning to bear fruit, a senior U.S. military officer said today. "We're in a transition point in the fight for Ramadi. There's still a lot to do, but we're on the right track," Army Col. Sean B. MacFarland said from his headquarters in Ramadi during a satellite teleconference with Pentagon reporters. MacFarland is the commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. The 1st Brigade assists Iraqi soldiers and police in defeating insurgents within the unit's area of operations, he said. Ramadi is the...
  • Invest In The Poor, Says World's Third Wealthiest Man (Mexico)

    06/10/2006 5:55:48 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 861+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-11-2006 | Jimes Hider
    Invest in the poor, says world's third wealthiest man By James Hider in Mexico City (Filed: 11/06/2006) The third richest man in the world has stunned his Mexican countrymen by backing the wave of Left-wing sentiment that is sweeping Latin America. The portly and bearded Carlos Slim Helu, 66, is a widower. His wife, Soumaya, died in 2000. He has a personal fortune of more than $30 billion (£16 billion), is forging ties with the Left-leaning governments which have used the gulf between rich and poor to ride to power. Drawing on the resources of his telecom, retail and finance...
  • Asia-Pacific Passes Bird Flu Pandemic Test, Australia Says

    06/10/2006 2:39:57 PM PDT · by blam · 323 replies · 2,220+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6-9-2006
    Asia-Pacific passes bird flu pandemic test, Australia says Fri Jun 9, 4:02 PM ET SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian officials praised as creative the responses of Asian and Pacific countries to a hypothetical bird flu pandemic which included discouraging kissing and building a factory to make protective masks. The scenario tested involved a new strain of bird flu, dubbed the 'Malacca Straits Flu', reaching pandemic proportions within the region after several infected fishermen were rescued by a passing cruise ship. "The scenario successfully achieved the goal of testing communication responses during the exercise, which lasted 26 hours across eight time zones,"...
  • Ag Secretary Says Bird Flu Easily Found

    06/06/2006 1:32:06 PM PDT · by blam · 83 replies · 871+ views
    AP ^ | 6-6-2006 | Lauran Neergaard
    Ag secretary says bird flu easily found By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical WriterAP Photo: Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, left, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, during... WASHINGTON - Scientists have a new test that can tell within four hours if a bird is possibly infected with bird flu — but it still will take about a week to know if that suspect case is really sick with the deadly Asian strain, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Tuesday. Bird flu hasn't yet reached North America, but testing of migrating wild birds has begun in an attempt to catch...
  • Feds Are Intruding, Says Angry Democratic Louisiana Lawmaker Tied to Bribes

    05/23/2006 3:07:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies · 1,379+ views ^ | 5/23/06 | Renee D. Turner
    Feds Are Intruding, Says Angry La. Lawmaker Tied to BribesBy Renee D. Turner, Staff Writer Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) Posted May 23, 2006 – Democratic Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson, rebutting claims by the FBI that he is on tape accepting a bribe, said Tuesday that he would not step down. "I expect to continue to represent the people who have sent me here," Jefferson told reporters, emphasizing that he will seek re-election in November. The Saturday- through-Sunday search into Jefferson’s D.C. congressional offices was an “outrageous intrusion,” the New Orleans representative said at a news conference. “…There are two...
  • Retired Border Patrol Chief says Bush plan is good start

    05/17/2006 8:05:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 414+ views
    President Bush says he’ll send the National Guard to the southern border, 24 hours after the announcement the Border Patrol has yet to comment, but News 4 tracked down a former Tucson Sector chief for his opinion of the President’s plan. In a move to reform America ’s current immigration system, President Bush announced the deployment of up to 6,000 National Guard Troops to the U.S. Mexico Border. Bush stated, “The United States is not going to militarize the southern border.” Bush said that the Border Patrol will remain in the lead using support from the troops in roles like...
  • Security Issue Kills Domestic Spying Probe (NSA - no Justice Department lawyer clearances)

    05/10/2006 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 950+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/10/06 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    Security Issue Kills Domestic Spying ProbeBy DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer 12 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The government has abruptly ended an inquiry into the warrantless eavesdropping program because the National Security Agency refused to grant Justice Department lawyers the necessary security clearance to probe the matter. The Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility, or OPR, sent a fax to Rep. Maurice Hinchey (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., on Wednesday saying they were closing their inquiry because without clearance their lawyers cannot examine Justice lawyers' role in the program. "We have been unable to make any meaningful progress in our...
  • Strikes On Iran Too Risky, Says US General

    05/01/2006 6:19:31 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-2-2006 | Alec Russell
    Strikes on Iran too risky, says US general By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 02/05/2006) Military action against Iran would be fraught with risk and would have repercussions across the region, a leading American general conceded. "Any action militarily is very complicated," Lt Gen Victor Renuart, the director of planning for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Daily Telegraph. Donald Rumsfeld, President Bush and Condoleezza Rice in Washington yesterday "And any action by any country will have second-order effects, and that is a strong case to continue the diplomatic process and make it work." His comments are a rare...
  • UN Is Like Twlight Zone, Says Bolton

    04/30/2006 5:14:17 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 993+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-1-2006 | Alec Russell
    UN is like the Twilight Zone, says Bolton (Filed: 01/05/2006) In his first interview with a British newspaper, America's ambassador to the United Nations tells Alec Russell why it is in dire need of reform John Bolton was in his element. America's famously blunt UN ambassador and hundreds of other senior diplomats had just spent almost two hours twiddling their thumbs in a deadlocked meeting awaiting a letter from the secretary general. John Bolton says he is not combative. ‘I am assertive’ Then moments after the document arrived, the session was adjourned as the representatives of the developing world retired...
  • Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That Smoked Marijuana Is a Medicine

    04/21/2006 8:43:49 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 54 replies · 795+ views ^ | 4 20 06 | fda
    FDA Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement April 20, 2006 Media Inquiries: FDA Press Office, 301-827-6242 Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That Smoked Marijuana Is a Medicine Claims have been advanced asserting smoked marijuana has a value in treating various medical conditions. Some have argued that herbal marijuana is a safe and effective medication and that it should be made available to people who suffer from a number of ailments upon a doctor's recommendation, even though it is not an approved drug. Marijuana is listed in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the most restrictive schedule. The...
  • Bird Flu Threat Not So Grave, CDC Chief Says

    04/15/2006 5:48:32 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 588+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 4-15-2006 | Alexander Otto
    Bird flu threat not so grave, CDC chief says M. ALEXANDER OTTO; The News Tribune Published: April 15th, 2006 01:00 AM Federal health officials at a meeting Friday in Tacoma downplayed the risk bird flu poses to humans, contrasting earlier warnings from the federal government. “There is no evidence it will be the next pandemic,” Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, said of avian flu. There is “no evidence it is evolving in a direction that is becoming more transmissible to people.” Gerberding spoke at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center...
  • Iran's Spies Watching Us, Says Israel

    04/03/2006 6:40:03 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 584+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-4-2006 | Con Coughlin
    Iran's spies watching us, says Israel By Con Coughlin Defence and Security Editor, on Israel's northern border (Filed: 04/04/2006) Iran has set up a sophisticated intelligence gathering operation in southern Lebanon to identify targets in northern Israel in the event of a military confrontation over its controversial nuclear programme. Senior Israeli military commanders say Iran has spent tens of millions of pounds helping its close ally, Hizbollah, the Shia Muslim militant group that controls southern Lebanon, to set up a network of control towers and monitoring stations along the entire length of Israel's border with south Lebanon. Some of the...
  • New Analysis Says Global Warming Boosts Hurricanes

    03/16/2006 3:16:37 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 542+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-16-2006 | Fred Pearce
    New analysis says global warming boosts hurricanes 19:00 16 March 2006 news service Fred Pearce Renewed claims that global warming is driving the increased number of high-intensity hurricanes across the world were published on Thursday. The new study comes from researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, US. In September 2005 – days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans – Peter Webster and Judy Curry claimed that the number of intense hurricanes across the world had almost doubled over the past 35 years, and that this was due to rising sea temperatures. The study was attacked for...
  • Drug Test Subject 'Looks Like Elephant Man' Says Girlfriend

    03/15/2006 2:21:12 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,536+ views
    Drug test subject 'looks like elephant man' says girlfriend (Filed: 15/03/2006) The girlfriend of a man fighting for life after taking part in a pharmaceuticals trial has said the drugs he was given have left him looking "like the Elephant Man". Myfanwy Marshall Myfanwy Marshall, 35, said her boyfriend, a 28-year-old British man who had taken part in drug trials before without adverse side effects, felt ill 80 or 90 minutes after being given the drug on Monday. He is now in the intensive care unit at at Northwick Park hospital in north-west London. Five other men were also admitted...
  • Burned Man Says He Was Better Off Naked

    03/15/2006 2:25:20 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 870+ views & AP ^ | March 14, 2006 | Associated Press
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Paul Kuschel would have been better off naked _ like many of the folks at Sunnier Palms Nudist Park. Instead, he was wearing a pair of nylon shorts Sunday when a generator he was working on backfired and sprayed him with starter fluid, setting him ablaze. "I would have been better off wearing nothing on at all," Kuschel told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. The fire seared his shorts to his backside. "It's a good thing I wasn't wearing a shirt," he said. Kuschel, 43, suffered second-degree and third-degree burns. He was taken to a hospital with...
  • Ohio Woman Says Kids Requested Cages

    03/02/2006 8:49:11 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 557+ views ^ | 3 2 06 | CONNIE MABIN
    NORWALK, Ohio - Some of the special-needs children who slept in cage-like beds fitted with alarms had asked for the structures to be built, their adoptive mother testified at a custody hearing. Sharen Gravelle testified Wednesday that she and her husband Michael built bunk beds and attached a wooden playhouse the family called a club house for some of the children's toys. The other children then requested them and the couple felt the brightly painted beds enclosed with wood and wire helped keep them from getting into trouble at night, she said. The couple have pleaded not guilty to several...
  • Ancient People Followed 'Kelp Highway' To America, Researcher Says

    02/20/2006 3:32:34 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 1,095+ views
    Live Science ^ | 2-19-2006 | Bjorn Carey
    Ancient People Followed 'Kelp Highway' to America, Researcher Says Bjorn Carey LiveScience Staff Writer Sun Feb 19, 9:00 PM ET ST. LOUIS—Ancient humans from Asia may have entered the Americas following an ocean highway made of dense kelp. The new finding lends strength to the "coastal migration theory," whereby early maritime populations boated from one island to another, hunting the bountiful amounts of sea creatures that live in kelp forests. This research was presented here Sunday at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science by anthropologist Jon Erlandson of the University of Oregon. Today, a nearly continuous "kelp...