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  • White House calls "urgent" meeting over threat of summer jihad attack

    07/11/2007 7:50:17 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 62 replies · 2,246+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 11, 2007
    More developments in connection with "Al Qaeda Cell in the U.S. Or On Its Way, According to New Intel," by Brian Ross for ABC News' The Blotter: Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here. The White House has convened an urgent multi-agency meeting for Thursday afternoon to deal with the new threat. Top intelligence and law enforcement officials have been told to assemble in the Situation Room to report on: -- what steps can be taken to minimize or...
  • Breaking: Bush, Senate leaders reach immigration agreement (here comes amnesty and no borders)

    05/17/2007 11:20:00 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 68 replies · 1,674+ views
    Hot Air Blog ^ | May 17,2007 | Hot Air Blog
    Fox News and MSNBC are reporting that the hour of reckoning is at hand. Stand by for details, although I think we already know most of them. Update: “Quick legal status.” A bipartisan group of senators reached agreement with the White House Thursday on an immigration overhaul to grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and fortify the border against new ones… It set the stage for what promises to be a bruising battle next week in the Senate on one of Bush’s top non-war priorities. The group of lawmakers had been haggling over...
  • Senate Dems Threaten Disney's Broadcast License

    09/07/2006 7:46:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 159 replies · 2,969+ views
    national review from the senators ^ | September 7, 2006 | Sens. Reid, Durbin, Stabenow, Schumer...
    Sens. Reid, Durbin, Stabenow, Schumer, and Dorgan sent a letter to Disney today containing the following passages:... Presenting such deeply flawed and factually inaccurate misinformation to the American public and to children would be a gross miscarriage of your corporate and civic responsibility to the law, to your shareholders, and to the nation. The Communications Act of 1934 provides your network with a free broadcast license predicated on the fundamental understanding of your principle obligation to act as a trustee of the public airwaves in serving the public interest. We urge you, after full consideration of the facts, to uphold...
  • New Al-Qaeda Video Features American Convert and Urges Non-Muslims to Convert to Islam

    09/02/2006 2:46:20 PM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 72 replies · 1,592+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2006 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda called on non-Muslims especially in the United States to convert to Islam and abandon their 'misguided' ways or else suffer, according to a video tape posted on a Web site on Saturday. The speaker was identified as Azzam the American, also known as Adam Yahiye Gadahn -- an Islamic convert from California wanted for questioning by the FBI and who U.S. authorities believe to be involved in an information campaign for al Qaeda. "To Americans and the rest of Christendom we say, either repent (your) misguided ways and enter into the light of truth or...
  • Video of kidnapped journalists released

    08/23/2006 7:29:57 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 1,017+ views
    Video of kidnapped journalists released A previously unknown Palestinian group released the first video Wednesday of two kidnapped Fox News journalists and demanded that Muslim prisoners in U.S. jails be released within 72 hours in exchange for the men, a Palestinian news agency reported. In the video, Steve Centanni, 60, of the San Francisco area, and cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand, appeared to be in good health, seated on the floor in sweat suits against a black background. No armed men were shown. "Our captors are treating us well," Centanni said, adding that they had access to clean...
  • Israeli troops reach the Litani River

    08/12/2006 10:05:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,679+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/12/06 | Zeina Karam - ap
    JERUSALEM - Israeli army units reached the Litani River on Saturday, less than 24 hours after the government ordered an operation to march toward the river in a final push against entrenched Hezbollah guerrillas, Israel Radio reported. The units were part of a massive force that flooded into Lebanon, trying to seize as much territory as possible before a U.N. cease-fire comes into effect. The objective was to control southern Lebanon up to the Litani River, about 18 miles from the Israeli border, before handing over the area to the Lebanese army and U.N. troops. Meanwhile, both sides in the...
  • 2 top courts rule against gay marriage - New York, Georgia

    07/06/2006 11:14:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/6/06 | Mark Johnson - ap
    ALBANY, N.Y. - The top courts in two states dealt setbacks to the gay marriage movement Thursday, with New York's highest court ruling same-sex unions are not allowed under state law and the Georgia Supreme Court reinstating a voter-approved ban on gay marriage. In New York, the Court of Appeals said in a 4-2 decision that the state's marriage law is constitutional and clearly limits marriage to a union between a man and a woman. Any change in the law would have to come from the state Legislature, Judge Robert Smith said. "We do not predict what people will think...
  • Judge: Delay must stay on Texas ballot

    07/06/2006 10:23:34 AM PDT · by harpu · 20 replies · 1,143+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 7/6/06 | Laylan Copelin
    Candidate's move to Virginia doesn't negate his ballot position, judge rules. The Texas Republican Party cannot replace former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on November's ballot, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled today. The Texas Democratic Party sued to keep the indicted Sugar Land Republican on the ballot because party officials believed that their candidate Nick Lampson could more easily defeat DeLay instead of a GOP replacement. Sparks' order prevents state Republican Chairwoman Tina Benkiser from completing the process of naming a DeLay successor. Although the Republican Party is expected to appeal, Sparks' order keeps the campaigns of possible GOP candidates...
  • Fla. Supreme Court Tosses $145 Billion Tobacco Damage Award (Proposed Airline Targets Smoking Niche)

    07/06/2006 9:54:48 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 640+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | 11:15 AM ET Jul 6, 2006 | By William Spain
    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) - The Florida Supreme Court has thrown out a $145 billion punitive damage award against cigarette makers - and decertified the case as a class action -- in a huge victory for the tobacco industry. "We unanimously conclude that the punitive damages award is excessive as a matter of law," the court said in a ruling handed down in the Engle case on Thursday. The news sent shares of No. 1 tobacco company Altria , +6.6%) up 5.5% to $77.44 while Reynolds American (RAI : reynolds american 119.21, +4.85, +4.2%) gained 4.8% to $119.79. ) U.S. stocks boosted...
  • French March in New Attack on Youth Job Law

    04/04/2006 12:28:39 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 24 replies · 792+ views ^ | 4/04/2006 | Anna Willard and Elizabeth Pineau
    PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators joined rallies across France on Tuesday in a fresh assault by students and striking public sector workers on a youth hire-and-fire contract. Two months of sometimes violent demonstrations took their toll on the popularity of the contract's main champion, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, whose ratings in a new poll slid 14 points in a month to 28 percent in March. Unions said the turnout should reach the three million figure seen in last week's protests, among the biggest in France's 48-year-old Fifth Republic. Police estimates were not immediately available but were...
  • Don Knotts, star of 'The Andy Griffith Show,' dead at 81

    02/25/2006 5:13:43 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 108 replies · 3,710+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 25, 2006 | Scott Collins
    Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills.
  • 10 Wounded in Tel Aviv Suicide Bombing

    01/19/2006 7:06:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 420+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | January 19, 2006 | Unkn
    ERUSALEM - A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded pedestrian mall near Tel Aviv's old central bus station Thursday, and at least 10 people were wounded, police said. A witness, who identified himself only as Itzik, said he was eating at a fast-food stand when he began suspecting the man standing next to him. "All of a sudden, a policeman came. He pulled him (the suspect) out, and started searching him," he told Israel Radio. The suspect fled, Itzik said, and five minutes later, the explosion was heard. The blast came a week before Palestinian parliament elections, and...
  • Justice Dept. to probe leak of spy program

    12/30/2005 8:09:57 AM PST · by YaYa123 · 50 replies · 1,144+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 30, 2005 | Breaking news
    BREAKING NEWS NBC, MSNBC and news services Updated: 10:50 a.m. ET Dec. 30, 2005 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation to see who disclosed details about a secret domestic eavesdropping operation, department officials said Friday. “We are opening an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA,” one official said, referring to the National Security Agency
  • Bus Explodes on Dallas Highway; Up to 24 Dead

    09/23/2005 8:33:45 AM PDT · by I still care · 28 replies · 1,296+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Sept 23, 2005 | AP
    WILMER, Texas — A bus carrying elderly evacuees from Hurricane Rita caught fire and then was rocked by explosions early Friday on a gridlocked highway near Dallas, killing as many as 24 people, authorities said. "Deputies were unable to get everyone off the bus," Dallas County Sheriff's Department spokesman Don Peritz said. He said he believed 24 people were killed, but added that that number could change. The bus was carrying 43 people who had been traveling since Thursday from a nursing home or managed-care facility near Houston, Peritz said. Early indications were that the bus caught fire because of...