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  • US Ambassador Christopher Hill: N.Korean army "probably not taking civilian direction at this point"

    11/26/2010 7:29:40 AM PST · by jhpigott · 61 replies
    … CHRISTOPHER HILL: Well, I agree that we need a peace process. Our problem right now is, we don’t have an interlocutor. It’s very unclear what’s going on in North Korea. Clearly, they have a succession crisis. They have an army that’s basically a law unto itself, that’s probably not taking civilian direction at this point. So, I think we have problems finding someone over there to talk to. And, in the meantime, I think it is very important that we work very closely with the South Koreans. I don’t think we want to be in a position of somehow...
  • Obama reaches out to Muslims during speech in Indonesia

    11/10/2010 1:35:44 AM PST · by onyx · 88 replies · 1+ views
    DENVERPOST.COM ^ | Updated: 11/10/2010 01:51:42 AM MST | By Ben Feller
    JAKARTA, Indonesia — In the Muslim nation that was his boyhood home, President Barack Obama acknowledged today that U.S. relations are still frayed with the Islamic world despite his best efforts at repair. He urged all sides to look beyond "suspicion and mistrust" to forge common ground against terrorism. Forcefully returning to a theme he sounded last year in visits to Turkey and Egypt, Obama said: "I have made it clear that America is not and never will be at war with Islam. . . . Those who want to build must not cede ground to terrorists who seek...
  • Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race

    10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ben Smith
    Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded. Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom. Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote....
  • CREW Welcomes New Member to the Pork Parade: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Pork Parade has another member, and he’s a chip off the ol’ block. Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA-52) has picked up where his father, former Congressman Duncan L. Hunter, left off. The freshman member is doing his best to bring home the bacon for some of his biggest campaign donors, one of which is a company founded by his uncle. At the same time, Congressman Hunter touts his commitment to cutting government spending on his own website. It seems the best way to maintain government funding is to donate to Mr. Hunter’s campaign. “The rotten apple doesn’t fall...
  • Cuba to Cut One Million Public Sector Jobs

    09/13/2010 1:09:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | September 13, 2010 | Staff
    The Cuban labour federation said more than a million workers would lose their jobs - half of them by March next year. Those laid off will be encouraged to become self-employed or join new private enterprises, on which some of the current restrictions will be eased. It is biggest shift to the private sector since the revolution in 1959. Cuba's communist government currently controls almost all aspects of the country's economy and employs about 85% of the workforce. "Our state cannot and should not continue maintaining companies, productive entities, services and budgeted sectors with bloated payrolls and losses that hurt...
  • Does anyone represent California voters?

    08/17/2010 7:44:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/17/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    When 52 percent of California voters passed Proposition 8 in November 2008, Attorney General Jerry Brown said he would defend the measure during the inevitable appeals. Then, as is his fashion, Brown changed his mind. Ditto Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who twice vetoed same-sex marriage bills passed by the Legislature in deference to California voters who passed an earlier same-sex marriage statute in 2000. But after Prop. 8 passed, both refused to defend the measure. This month, after U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional, both Brown and Schwarzenegger urged Walker to lift a stay on his...
  • Whitman: Arizona Immigration Law OK for Arizona

    07/29/2010 7:37:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 138 replies · 13+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 7/29/2010 | Susan Ferriss
    Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman - who has campaign billboards and Spanish-language ads in California declaring "NO to the Arizona law" - told talk show hosts Wednesday that the same controversial immigration law should be allowed to stand in Arizona. "You know, I'm running for the governor of California so I had to make a decision," Whitman said. "Does the Arizona law make sense for California? And I have said no, I don't think the Arizona law makes sense for California because we have a much bigger state with much bigger geography."
  • Clinton Wedding Raises Questions of Interfaith Marriage

    07/29/2010 8:43:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 28, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Click here to find out more! When asked about the significance of her daughter, Chelsea, marrying Marc Mezvinsky, who is Jewish, and thus being married in an interfaith union, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded, “Over the years, so many of the barriers that prevented people from getting married, crossing lines of faith or color or ethnicity have just disappeared.” True, the barriers have disappeared, but serious difficulties remain. While some scholars argue that mixed-faith unions “serve as a refiner’s fire” that make the relationships stronger, the statistical evidence indicates this is all too frequently not the outcome. The American...
  • Shocking Emails Show National Rifle Association Worked to Prohibit Rifles From National Parks

    07/14/2010 12:19:11 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 71 replies · 1+ views
    RedState ^ | 7/14/10 | Erick Erickson
    Shocking Emails Show National Rifle Association Worked to Prohibit Rifles From National Parks What will they change their middle initial to now? Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile) Tuesday, July 13th at 2:35PM EDT You know things are bad for the National Rifle Association when it has to get the New York Times to run a puff piece on it.But in their zeal to get a puff piece out there as well as their collaboration with the left on the DISCLOSE Act, the NRA has angered a number of people on Capitol Hill.Shocking new e-mails obtained by RedState show that...
  • Just 10% of labor pool in India and China, can absorb every US job... then what?

    07/11/2010 9:58:05 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 34 replies
    (please wake up America, vanity)
    Can we please do something, as conservatives and libertarians - as patriots - to stop America's self destruction? This is not some theoretical debate. Why is this very real danger, being so stubbornly ignored?
  • Republican California Governor Nominee Meg Whitman's New Billboard

    07/08/2010 11:11:39 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Translation: "No on Prop 187 and No on the Law in Arizona."
  • Whitman's new billboards in Spanish: I'm against Prop 187, AZ law

    07/08/2010 5:15:50 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 100 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 7, 2010 | Joe Garofoti
    A reader just sent us evidence of GOP guv candidate Meg Whitman's latest outreach to Latino voters: A Spanish-language billboard saying she (would have) opposed Proposition 187 and opposes the controversial Arizona immigration law. The billboard, spotted on Highway 99 about 2 miles north of Earlimart in Tulare County, says: "NO a la Proposicion 187 y NO a la Ley de Arizona -- Meg Whitman." ...As we told you about a while back -- and again during our rundown of this week's Field Poll on the guv's race -- Whitman is trying to distance herself from her campaign chair's Pete...
  • Lessons from 'The Karate Kid' -- Japan out, America down, China on the rise

    06/29/2010 6:18:44 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 54 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2010 | Howard Schneider
    ....when paired with its summer 2010 remake, the two movies offer a parable on the transformation of the global economy, the end of the American century and the changing balance of power between the United States and Asia. Between Jackie Chan's sly digs about global warming and Jaden Smith's status as a refugee of the U.S. economy, you can almost feel the world's center of gravity shifting. ... you'll recall that, back then, California was still the promised land, the place where the film's teenage protagonist, Daniel LaRusso, and his mom had moved from New Jersey to start a new...
  • Free Press & the Left Have Had At Least Thirty 'Behind Closed Door' 'Sellout' Meetings with the FCC

    06/28/2010 9:08:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 3+ views
    big government ^ | 6/28/10 | Seton Motley
    While Free Press pitches a (staged?) hissy fit about one with AT&T, Verizon – and Google and Skype Chairman Julius Genachowski and his Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have been for quite some time seeking to drastically increase their regulatory control over the internet. The Chairman and the Commission lack the legal authority to do this. They have been told this by (at least) a Clinton-appointee led federal appeals court – in the Comcast-BitTorrent case – and a bipartisan Congressional contingent, who wrote Chairman Genachowski letters telling him to cut it out. Undaunted, Chairman Genachowski headed once more into the breach....
  • GOP's Whitman courts Latinos, re-states opposition to AZ law

    Washington (CNN) - The Republican who wants to be the next governor of California has a message for the state's Latinos: "Meg Whitman es una candidata diferente." Translation: "Meg Whitman is a different kind of candidate." The former eBay CEO released two Spanish-language television ads as part of a calculated courting of the state's 13.5 million+ Hispanics. "She is the Republican who opposes the Arizona law…" an announcer says in one of the ads. Many Latinos have vented anger at Arizona's passing of the nation's toughest immigration law. It requires law enforcement agents to "determine the immigration status" of anyone...
  • FREEP the NRA 1-800-392-8683 or 1-800-672-3888 to drop support for Schumer/Van Hollen HR 5175

    06/15/2010 9:01:41 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 15 replies · 364+ views ^ | June 15, 2010 | steelers6
    STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION ON H.R. 5175, THE DISCLOSE ACT Also at Tuesday, June 15, 2010 The National Rifle Association believes that any restrictions on the political speech of Americans are unconstitutional. In the past, through the courts and in Congress, the NRA has opposed any effort to restrict the rights of its four million members to speak and have their voices heard on behalf of gun owners nationwide. The NRA’s opposition to restrictions on political speech includes its May 26, 2010 letter to Members of Congress expressing strong concerns about H.R. 5175, the DISCLOSE Act. As...
  • Bam's daze of the weak

    05/23/2010 3:43:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 469+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2010 | Michaels Goodwin
    President Obama is the backward man. Teddy Roosevelt's advice to "speak softly and carry a big stick" was meant as a guide to successful foreign relations. Obama has completely muddled the message. He speaks softly to foreign adversaries and uses the big stick on American dissenters. Iran and Syria are wooed endlessly with carrots, apologies and promises of grand bargains. They respond with taunts and threats and pay no penalty. North Korea sinks a South Korean ship, and our secretary of state says it means no more business as usual. That's an admission it has been business as usual even...
  • Sheriff Arpaio: Sharpton “doesn’t know what he’s talking about” (video)

    05/09/2010 7:41:07 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 21 replies · 1,266+ views
    PolitPage ^ | 05/09/10 | jeff j
    Sheriff Arpaio: Sharpton's pretty much clueless...
  • BREAKING! William Ayers Set to Speak at CSU Fresno

    04/20/2010 9:30:11 AM PDT · by gracie1 · 96 replies · 2,845+ views
    KMJ580 ^ | 4-20-2010 | Blake Taylor
    A 60's radical who's name became major part of the 2008 presidential campaign is on his way to Fresno. Bill Ayers, the co-founder of the Weather Underground, is slated to make an appearance in downtown Fresno this Thursday evening. The event is free to the public.
  • Estefans' new collaboration hits sour note (Obama Sellout angers Cuban-Americans)

    04/14/2010 3:24:56 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 35 replies · 1,155+ views
    Miami Hearld newspaper ^ | 4-14-2010 | Jackie Bueno Sousa
    If Gloria Estefan decides to sing a tune while hosting President Barack Obama at her home Thursday, she may want to consider her 1989 hit Cuts Both Ways. 'Cause you and I are dangerous We want too much and life ain't that way Don't ask for more Don't be a fool Haven't we already broken every rule The Estefans may have broken more than a rule when they decided to host a cocktail reception for the president during his visit to South Florida on Thursday. Estefan, along with husband Emilio, also broke a bond that had united them with Miami's...