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  • Liberals May Be Looking for a Take-Back (from Øbama)

    06/04/2009 1:42:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies · 2,945+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 6/4/2009 | Dana Milbank
    President Obama is just killing the progressive movement. For the past few years, liberal activists have gathered in Washington each spring for the Take Back America conference, where speaker after speaker -- Obama sometimes among them -- would give rollicking denunciations of the Bush administration before packed rooms of partisans. But now that Obama has actually taken back America, the activists at this year's gathering feel a bit like the dog that finally caught up with the car. Organizers changed the name from Take Back America to America's Future Now, but that didn't prevent a sharp decline in participation. At...
  • Gordon Brown: Labour's dilemma (Lefty London Broadsheet Wants His Head!)

    06/03/2009 8:02:08 AM PDT · by Petronski · 13 replies · 1,212+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 3 June 2009 | Editorial Board
    [snip] Final paragraph: All must agree that the die is cast and a hard judgment made. Otherwise progressive politics will be dragged down at a general election in May 2010 that could lead to a much bigger defeat than Labour suffered in 1979. That might bring a chance for other parties to take it forward, as the Liberal Democrats are trying to do in this election. But they are not placed to enter government. Labour has a year left before an election; its current leader would waste it. It is time to cut him loose.
  • Google And Other Tech Firms Brace For More Anti-Trust Scrutiny

    05/21/2009 11:47:27 AM PDT · by Blado · 8 replies · 1,063+ views
    Search Engine Land ^ | May 18, 2009 | Greg Sterling
    As the Wall Street Journal reports, and as we’ve written about before, the Obama Administration is getting ready to be much tougher than its predecessor in the anti-trust realm. The terrible irony is that a large number of tech executives and workers at Silicon Valley companies supported the Obama candidacy and now it may impact them in a very direct way. All this goes double for Google, whose CEO Eric Schmidt was an advisor to Obama on technology issues. The new head of anti-trust for the US Department of Justice, Christine Varney, has already used the “m-word” in connection with...
  • Barnicle Blasts NY Times: ‘Most Hypocritical Media Company In The World’

    05/04/2009 4:31:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 2,372+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    German linguists might have to add a couple syllables to “schadenfreude” to capture the sentiments of those observing the NY Times/Boston Globe death match. People aren’t just revelling in the papers’ misfortune anymore. They can now simultaneously delight in the Times’ hypocrisy. On today’s Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle blasted the NY Times as the “most hypocritical media company in the world” for what he sees as the Gray Lady’s bullying of the employees at its subsidiary, the Boston Globe. View video here.
  • Paper Cuts: 'New York Times' Union Agrees

    04/30/2009 8:17:59 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 8 replies · 1,216+ views
    Media Post ^ | 4-30-2009 | Erik Sass
    Paper Cuts: 'New York Times' Union Agrees In another sign of the dire situation facing American newspapers, the Newspaper Guild in New York City agreed to a 5% cut in salary for members at The New York Times, clearing the way for reductions that will affect newsroom staff and a number of other salaried professionals. The pay cut is meant to be temporary -- ending Dec. 3 -- but given current revenue trends, may become permanent. The union faced a choice between the pay cut and the loss of 80 jobs in the newsroom and elsewhere -- an increasingly common...
  • Hollywood Squeezes Stars' Pay in Slump

    04/03/2009 6:36:56 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 25 replies · 2,429+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2009 | LAUREN A.E. SCHUKER
    Hollywood, needing to cut costs in lean times, is starting to say no to its stars. For years, top movie stars often landed deals paying them a percentage -- sometimes as much as 20% -- of a studio's take of box-office revenues from the first dollar the movie makes, even if it turned out to be a flop that cost the studio millions. As a result, the biggest celebrities broke the $20 million mark. Eddie Murphy got that kind of payday for the flop "Meet Dave," which cost Twentieth Century Fox about $70 million and took in only $11.8 million...
  • Axed Gals Take Pole Positions

    03/30/2009 4:53:33 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 30 replies · 3,691+ views
    New York Post ^ | 29 March 2009 | Anka Radkovich
    The economy's gone bust, and so have they. Scores of professional New York women stripped of their six-figure jobs are now working as "gentlemen's club entertainers" at upscale Manhattan jiggle joints. Former Wall Streeters, fashion executives and real-estate agents are pole dancing and strip ping for as much as $1,500 a night -- but also because they like the flexible hours. Randi Newton, 28, who lives in Midtown, was a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley before the crash but was fired. "A few nights after I got laid off, I went with friends to a strip club to get drunk...
  • What you learn when big money goes away

    03/30/2009 4:39:11 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 19 replies · 2,472+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 27 March 2009 | Dan Voelpel
    As a rookie broker at a mom-and-pop mortgage company in Federal Way, Rob Collins had a killer month writing loans in the frothy, frenzied 2005 housing market. He made $37,000. So he took $5,000 in cash and his fiancée, Heidi, to Bellevue Square. “I told her, ‘We’re not leaving here until we spend it all,’” Rob recalled this week. They spent it all right. Heidi bought a pair of designer Richmond jeans, diamond stud earrings, and some odds and ends to supplement her wardrobe. Rob, always impeccably dressed, bought clothes too, including an Italian leather jacket. Over the following 18...
  • Venture capitalists fear closer government scrutiny and higher taxes [Schadenfreude!]

    03/28/2009 7:55:09 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies · 1,346+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/27 | Scott Duke Harris
    Silicon Valley venture capitalists, who have applauded the Obama administration's science, energy and health care initiatives, are growing increasingly anxious that the president and Congress will subject their industry to both closer scrutiny and higher taxation. Obama's budget plan already signals changes in tax policy. And new fears were raised by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's statement Thursday that advisers to venture capital funds, private equity firms and hedge funds should for the first time be required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission and file reports to enable the government to assess whether the funds "individually or collectively pose...
  • Insemination fight ends in wife's arrest [Misleading title, words are not mine]

    03/15/2009 5:35:09 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies · 2,276+ views
    The Berkshire Eagle ^ | March 13, 2009 | Conor Berry
    A woman who allegedly intended to artificially inseminate her wife with her brother's semen has been charged with domestic assault and battery. Pittsfield police responded to a call shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city's Morningside neighborhood, where the assault allegedly occurred. Stephanie K. Lighten, 26, was released on personal recognizance after denying the allegations in Central Berkshire District Court Wednesday morning.
  • Queens homeowner pleads: I need your help, President Obama

    02/19/2009 11:35:19 AM PST · by LottieDah · 80 replies · 3,472+ views
    Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 11:18 PM Goldfield for News Marlo Saab hasn't missed a payment yet but wonders how much longer he can manage the $3,400 in monthly mortgage payments. Related News Articles Bam unveils plan to help homeowners Analysis: Rescue finally comin' home Marlo Saab bought a $555,000, two-family home in Queens three years ago - no money down. Now, teetering on the brink of defaulting on his mortgage, Saab is looking to President Obama's plan for struggling homeowners to help him hold on to his house. "I think that his plan gives us hope," said Saab, 40, a...
  • New York Times’ Share Price Less Than Sunday Newspaper Price

    02/18/2009 2:07:58 PM PST · by tom h · 21 replies · 1,975+ views
    Crossing Wall Street ^ | February 17, 2009 | edelfenbein
    Check out this very ugly chart: Shares of NYT (NYT) dropped 29 cents today to close at $3.77. The Sunday paper goes for $4 at the newsstand. Maybe they could save costs by printing the paper on their stock certificates.
  • Folks irked by Obama coins that are simply stickers placed on 50-cent pieces

    02/14/2009 8:12:57 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 176 replies · 6,658+ views ^ | 2/13/09
    They thought they were buying a piece of history but many customers now say they were ripped off.
  • Realtors' Former Top Economist Says Don't Blame the Messenger

    01/12/2009 8:42:24 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 9 replies · 1,515+ views
    WSJ Online ^ | 12 January 2009 | Nancy Keates
    Mr. Lereah Called 'Soft Landing' in 2006; It Didn't Come, and Now His Portfolio StinksFAIRFAX STATION, VA. -- On a recent weekday, David Lereah sat in the sunroom of his five-bedroom colonial house. The only sound was the yapping of his dog Maisy. Once one of the world's most-visible housing experts, Mr. Lereah is disconnected from his old life. The former chief economist for the National Association of Realtors says the group's top executives won't return his phone calls. Mr. Lereah, who says he left NAR voluntarily, says he was pressured by executives to issue optimistic forecasts -- then was...
  • Illinois governor ignores Obama's call to resign

    12/10/2008 6:25:48 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 80 replies · 3,868+ views ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2008 | DEANNA BELLANDI and CHRISTOPHER WILLS
    CHICAGO – His career in shreds, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich clung defiantly to power Wednesday, ignoring a call to step down from President-elect Barack Obama and a warning that Senate Democrats will not let him appoint a new senator from the state. "Everyone is calling for his head," said Barbara Flynn Currie, a leader in the Illinois Senate and, like the governor, a Democrat. One day after Blagojevich's arrest, fellow Illinois politicians sought to avoid the taint of scandal-by-association. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said at a news conference in Washington that he was Senate Candidate 5 in the government's criminal...
  • Obama calls for Illinois governor to resign

    12/10/2008 9:34:36 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 131 replies · 5,879+ views
    Washington Examinier ^ | Dec 10, 2008
    President-elect Barack Obama is calling for the Illinois governor to resign. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says the president-elect agrees with other prominent politicians in Illinois and elsewhere that "under the current circumstances, it is difficult for the governor to effectively do his job and serve the people of Illinois."
  • Attorney: US Rep. Jesse Jackson is 'Candidate 5'

    12/10/2008 1:01:33 PM PST · by PurpleMan · 64 replies · 4,389+ views ^ | 10 Dec 08
    A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says the congressman is the "Senate Candidate 5" mentioned in the federal corruption complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
  • Ill. Gov. arrested in Obama successor probe [Blagojevich Arresed on Corruption Charges]

    12/09/2008 9:51:49 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 102 replies · 6,332+ views
    AP ^ | 12/09/08 | ap
    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested today on charges that accuse him of trying to benefit from his ability to appoint President-elect Barack Obama's replacement in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. Attorney in Chicago says ...the corruption charges represent "a truly new low." An FBI says the 51-year-old Democrat was intercepted conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his wife.
  • German plea for pause in costly EU laws

    10/13/2008 12:58:36 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies · 1,509+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 10/12/2008 | Chris Bryant in Berlin
    Representatives of German business have called for a moratorium on any European Union legislation that would impose higher costs on companies at a time when they are grappling with the fallout from the financial crisis. Two of Germany’s largest trade bodies said Brussels should think carefully about putting additional burdens on business given the potential of the financial crisis to weaken the “real economy”. “We’ve got to ask whether certain measures, including environmental legislation, are responsible given the economic outlook,” Hanns-Eberhard Schleyer, general secretary of German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH), told the Financial Times. The call for a legislative...
  • Day Of Judgment For Israeli Pollsters (Average Israeli Sticks It To Israeli MSM Alert)

    09/18/2008 5:09:10 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 526+ views
    The Muqata | 9/17/2008 | The Muqata
    Day of Judgement for Israel's Pollsters At 10 PM last night, you could hear the glee in their voices on TV and Radio: The exit polls predict that Tzippi Livni is the new leader of Kadima! Channel 10's Poll - 49% Channel 1's Poll - 47% Channel 2's Poll - 48% It's becoming almost routine for Israel's pollsters and media pundits to get it wrong time after time. True, Tzippy Livni did win, but by 341 votes. The margin of error for a win by 341 votes makes it statistically impossible to have accurately predicted that Livni would win --...

    09/07/2008 6:33:59 PM PDT · by flyfree · 429 replies · 2,225+ views
    <p>MSNBC drops Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor chair... David Gregory will anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night.... Developing...</p>
  • US Weekly Begs Readers To Stay (MSM Schadenfreude Event Alert)

    09/05/2008 2:47:06 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 122 replies · 616+ views
    Michelle ^ | 9/05/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Keep it up, folks. Us Weekly is feeling the heat. And now, they are pleading with readers to stick with them. Reader Susanna sent the following protest e-mail: During tense political times, it’s always nice to open up US Weekly and lose myself in some mindless gossip and fashion news. So imagine my DISGUST when I saw this week’s US Weekly cover: a revolting, sensationalist, bottom-feeding, partisan attack on mother and career woman Sarah Palin. You know, I’ve been rolling my eyes at your adoring coverage of Barack Obama, but I’ve put up with it in order to be...
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.

    07/09/2008 1:16:37 PM PDT · by library user · 328 replies · 817+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | July 09, 2008 | Matt Drudge
  • I Knew It All Along [Scott McClellan]

    05/29/2008 9:38:42 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 34 replies · 190+ views
    NYT ^ | May 29th, 2008 | Editorial
    There are several kinds of Washington memoirs: “I Reveal the Honest Truth,” a kiss-up-and-tell designed to settle scores (nod to honesty optional). “I Was There at the Start,” designed to make the author appear to be the linchpin of history. And, most tedious: “I Knew It Was a Terrible Mistake, but I Didn’t Mention It Until I Got a Book Contract.” Scott McClellan’s memoir is the latest entry in the latter genre. Among his far-too-late admissions, President Bush’s former spokesman reveals that he knew the war in Iraq was “a serious strategic blunder,” but the White House decided the best...
  • I learned a new word. VANITY

    05/15/2008 2:14:15 PM PDT · by chesley · 13 replies · 146+ views
    A synonym of schadenfreude is the rare English word epicaricacy
  • Careers vanish after subprime 'free fall'

    03/31/2008 7:33:59 PM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 74 replies · 1,575+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | March 31, 2008 | Chris Isidore
    Kent and Mysti Cope met and fell in love working for one of the nation's top subprime lenders. Now, their life has been turned upside down after the sudden implosion of the subprime mortgage industry. Mysti was one of the last people out the door at New Century Financial Kent worked for several of the firms that helped give birth to the industry, which specializes in making loans to people with less-than-perfect credit Today, they're trying to get by on his unemployment benefits of about $450 a week, which covers only about an eighth of the basic payments they owe...
  • Toppling of the Luv Guv is ‘Wall Street revenge’

    03/15/2008 7:01:00 PM PDT · by Brandybux · 38 replies · 1,597+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 16, 2008 | Tony Allen-Mills
    There are intriguing reports in New York that the man who was once dubbed Eliot Ness – after the “untouchable” FBI crime-buster – may have owed his fall at least in part to the bankers he once pursued with ruthless moral zeal. Was the governor a victim of Wall Street’s revenge? “Only one thing is certain – it’s an Eliot mess,” declared one former prosecutor.
  • L.A. County ballot flaw could void hundreds of thousands of votes(Florida In L.A.!!)

    02/06/2008 9:47:49 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 37 replies · 14,218+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 1-6-08 | Troy Anderson
    Problem involves nonpartisan crossovers for president Fearing a "Florida in Los Angeles County" fiasco over the confusing "double bubble" voter ballot, officials said Tuesday they are concerned a ballot design flaw could prevent hundreds of thousands of nonpartisan votes for president from counting. Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo called on Secretary of State Debra Bowen and acting Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan to review the county's unique and potentially confusing ballot. "It would be unfortunate if nonpartisan voters, confused by the county's unique `double bubble' ballot design, did not have their vote counted," Delgadillo said. Secretary of State's Office spokeswoman Nicole...
  • McCain Didn’t Close the Deal ... (faces a real quandary)

    02/06/2008 4:53:34 AM PST · by IrishMike · 126 replies · 251+ views
    Human Events ^ | Wednesday 02/06/2008 | Jed Babbin
    John McCain’s strong showing in the February 5 primaries wasn’t enough to close the deal. He could have done it by winning enough delegates to be the prohibitive favorite or -- conversely -- by Mitt Romney making so poor a showing that he would be unwilling to fight on. Before sunrise Wednesday, this is how it lined up: McCain won ten of the twenty-one Republican primaries and caucuses, including five winner-take-all contests, resulting in a total (according to the Associated Press count) of 610 delegates of the 1191 needed to clinch the Republican nomination. The strong showing in WTA states...
  • Mainstream GOP gets credit for McCain surge

    02/06/2008 11:51:10 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 111 replies · 390+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | February 6, 2008 | Paul Giblin
    Presidential candidate John McCain's sweeping victories on Super Tuesday revealed what could be a post-partisanship era in politics. Republican voters across the country turned away from the party's more conservative candidates and selected the Arizona senator again and again in primary contests from New York to California. The ultraconservative radio talk show hosts, bloggers and newspaper columnists simply didn't resonate with the party's majority members - the soccer moms and NASCAR dads who never attend precinct meetings, but showed up on election day. Whether those high-profile opinion givers like it or not, McCain is their man. Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.,...
  • Conservative Sense & Sensibility: The Right’s choices right now

    02/07/2008 5:31:01 AM PST · by manapua · 62 replies · 258+ views
    National Review ^ | 2/7/2008 | William J. Bennett & Seth Leibsohn
    Today, many in the Republican party and the conservative movement are saying some strange things about the prospect of our very likely nominee, Senator John McCain, and his ascent to the GOP nomination. Many think he will destroy the conservative movement if not the Republican party, and many have even said they simply will not vote for him in a general election if he heads the GOP ticket. Moreover, others have even said they would consider voting for Senator Hillary Clinton or that there is simply no difference between Senators Clinton and Barack Obama on the one hand, and Senator...
  • Super Tuesday Primaries and a Presumptive Nominee

    02/07/2008 5:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 176+ views ^ | February 7, 2008 | George Will
    LOS ANGELES -- Forewarned, Democrats now are forearmed -- not that they will necessarily make sensible use of the gift. Tuesday's voting armed Democratic voters with the name of the candidate that their nominee will face in the fall. Will their purblind party now nominate the most polarizing person in contemporary politics, knowing that Republicans will nominate the person who tries to compensate for his weakness among conservatives with his strength among independent voters who are crucial to winning the White House? Perhaps. The Republican Party's not-so-secret weapon always is the Democratic Party, with its entertaining thirst for living dangerously....
  • Susan Estrich: The Toughest Republican to Beat

    02/07/2008 4:42:44 AM PST · by NCDragon · 82 replies · 222+ views ^ | February 6, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — Tough. That’s the word of the hour. Hillary Clinton wants everyone to know that she won’t be swift-boated by anyone. She may or may not win the Democratic nomination, but it won’t be for want of toughness. And toughness is what it will take to beat John McCain in November. How do you win in a system in which, unlike the Republican contests, the loser takes almost as many delegates as the winner, and reaching the magic majority requires the sort of statistical run that neither Clinton nor Barack Obama has managed to pull off consistently? The...
  • Fold The Tent Conservatives

    02/06/2008 9:59:54 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 177 replies · 526+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 02/06/2008 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    If Limbaugh, Dobson and the rest are not going to vote Republican because they might not like Republican nominee does this mean they are going to move out of the country if and when Hillary/Obama are elected - like Alec Baldwin promised to do when Bush was elected?
  • If McCain is our nominee

    02/07/2008 5:10:29 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 71 replies · 140+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | Feb. 7, 2008. | John F. Allen
    Obviously, the Republican Party’s primaries are being flooded by people who are either A) not usual primary voters and/or B) are actually not even registered Republicans. Tuesday’s GOP primaries said it again, just 75% were Republicans. I voted Romney, Christie Whitman wing … poised to get their man the nomination. We can withdraw and let the worst happen, or we can vote [to protect] our nation [from] even more harm. In 1992 some … stayed home voted Perot.[thinking] .. four years of Clinton America .. crawling back to conservatism… very wrong. .. eight years Clinton and a military almost powerless...
  • SCO's 10K: Now What? Caveat Emptor

    01/31/2008 7:42:18 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 14 replies · 149+ views
    Groklaw ^ | 30 January 2008 | Pamela Jones
    SCO has filed its 10K Annual Report for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007. What a year it has been. They are down to 115 employees as of that date. Probably less now. They "anticipate a reduction in force as a result of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and in order to return to profitability". Uh huh. Product revenue is down 27%. They expect that to continue. They can't guarantee they'll make it out of Chapter 11. Those they owe money to could be left with nothing or almost nothing. Common shareholders are in the same boat, even if they do...
  • Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin on McCain

    01/30/2008 11:43:05 AM PST · by blondee123 · 89 replies · 321+ views
    Glenn Beck Show ^ | 1/30/2008 | Glenn Beck
    "Dr. Juan Hernandez who has been named the national director of Hispanic outreach for the McCain 2008 campaign...." Read Beck & Michelle Malkin on Juan Hernandez & McCain!!
  • McCain is winning because of McCain-Feingold - How to enact your presidency (Vanity)

    01/30/2008 12:51:35 PM PST · by Scythian · 22 replies · 257+ views
    The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of 2002, also known as "McCain-Feingold," after its sponsors, is the most recent major federal law on campaign finance, which revised some of the legal limits of expenditure set in 1974, and prohibited unregulated contributions (called "soft money") to national political parties. ‘Soft money’ also refers to funds spent by independent organizations that do not specifically advocate the election or defeat of candidates, and are not contributed directly to candidate campaigns. So, McCain get's this passed, then his buddies in the Media get him elected in turn. After all, the MSM doesn't have to...
  • Top Democrat: CNN "Accommodated" Party on South Carolina Debate Questions

    01/30/2008 11:56:17 AM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies · 851+ views
    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | Kristinn
    Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, the number three Democrat in the House of Representatives, thanked CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer for 'accommodating' the party on questions asked of their presidential candidates at last week's debate in Myrtle Beach.Blitzer did not dispute Clyburn's statement of collusion between CNN and the Democrats.From the CNN transcript:BLITZER: We spoke the last time just before the Democratic debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You urged the candidates, in your word, to chill, especially the former president of the United States, Bill Clinton. You got a lot of mileage out of that. But they came out...
  • Huckabee says his GOP presidential bid isn't on the ropes

    01/30/2008 12:39:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 220 replies · 230+ views
    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Wednesday he has no intention of following Rudy Giuliani's planned exit from the GOP race and he dismissed suggestions that his candidacy could split the conservative vote and help rival Sen. John McCain. With a narrowing Republican field, Huckabee could draw votes from Mitt Romney because of his strong support among the religious right - a possible boost for McCain. "If the true conservatives are looking for a true conservative, they'll pick me. Romney's record is not a conservative record, his rhetoric is not conservative, even with what he's said and done," Huckabee said....
  • Giuliani plans to endorse McCain Wednesday in California.

    01/29/2008 7:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 306 replies · 22,349+ views
    Time ^ | January 29, 2008
    Now that the Sunshine has set, two old friends come to an understanding. McCain topper Rick Davis quietly negotiated the agreement. HALPERIN’S TAKE: 10 things Giuliani could have done differently. Giuliani, in Florida concession speech, talked about his effort in the past tense, but said nothing explicit about dropping out — or The Deal.
  • New York NOW Chapter SLAMS Ted Kennedy for endorsing Hillary's opponent

    01/28/2008 10:55:17 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 195 replies · 1,130+ views
    Times Union ^ | 01/28/2008
    The National Organization for Women’s New York chapter issued a scathing reaction to Sen. Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. Actually, the word “scathing” feels inadequate here. Read for yourself: “Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that...
  • Drunken Driving Charge for Clinton Aide {Sidney Blumenthal}

    01/13/2008 8:13:29 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 51 replies · 144+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 13, 2008 | SARAH WHEATON
    Sidney Blumenthal, an unpaid senior adviser to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, was arrested the day before the New Hampshire primary in Nashua, N.H., on a charge of drunken driving, according to the police. ...Blumenthal was a top aide to Bill Clinton during his presidency, advising him on relations with the news media and policy matters. The police in Nashua said he was arrested early the morning of Jan. 7. “Mr. Blumenthal’s vehicle was seen traveling at a high rate of speed through our city streets,” said Sgt. Dennis Linehan of the Nashua police. After failing sobriety tests, the...
  • Jury awards grieving father $2.9 million in verdict against military funeral protesters

    10/31/2007 1:10:17 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 89 replies · 113+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/31/07 | ALEX DOMINGUEZ
    <p>BALTIMORE (AP) — A grieving father won a $2.9 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals out of a belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality.</p> <p>Albert Snyder of York, Pa., sued the Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified damages after members staged a demonstration at the March 2006 funeral of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq.</p>
  • Church Ordered to Pay $10.9 Million for Funeral Protest

    10/31/2007 3:52:51 PM PDT · by Cecily · 59 replies · 144+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 31, 2007
    BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) -- A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals in the belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.
  • Morgan Stanley Sells Entire New York Times Stake (On Drudge)

    10/17/2007 11:18:57 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 88 replies · 84+ views
    Bloomberg | October 17, 2007 | Leon Lazaroff
    Morgan Stanley Sells Entire New York Times Stake Link only due to copyright restriction.
  • Goldberg on Rather: Schadenfreude-on-Steroids

    09/23/2007 7:19:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies · 198+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Yom Kippur, which ended just last evening, Jews quite literally beat their breasts while asking forgiveness for all the sins committed during the previous year. The confessional prayer enumerates literally dozens of different transgressions. But while the syllabus of sin is seemingly comprehensive, there would appear to be one lacuna. Nowhere in the menu of misdeeds does "schadenfreude" appear. We might just have to petition to have it added in time for next year. Because Jonah Goldberg's I’m Rather Grateful is such a delightful dose of schadenfreude-on-steroids as to be as irresistible. Go ahead, read it and enjoy. There'll...
  • Refugees pose 'potential crisis'

    09/20/2007 3:16:55 PM PDT · by theoriginalgriff · 13 replies · 184+ views
    windsor star ^ | 9/19/07 | doug schmitt
    Over the past three weeks, 45 families and 31 individuals -- approximately 200 people -- entered Canada at the Detroit River crossings and applied in Windsor for shelter and social assistance after filing refugee claims with the Canada Border Services Agency. Municipal agencies dealing with the sudden influx of mainly Mexican refugee applicants are renting out hotel rooms and bracing for predicted thousands more to come. "I don't believe that Windsor's residents and taxpayers should have to foot the bill for U.S. immigration policy," Francis told The Star. He was referring to the suspected source of the problem -- a...
  • Combative Student Questioner Tasered in Wild Scene at John Kerry Speech

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