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  • Judicial Watch Obtains Transcript Revealing that CIA Director John Brennan was Behind

    12/17/2013 8:31:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/17/13 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch has obtained a full transcript of a teleconference between then White House top counterterrorism adviser John Brennan and members of the media. Brennan is now the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. During the May 7, 2012 conference call, Brennan twice told TV terrorism consultants that US intelligence had “inside control” of a May 2012 terror plot. Brennan’s disclosure made headlines quickly, with Reuters reporting a few days later: The next day’s headlines were filled with news of a U.S. spy planted inside Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), who had acquired the latest, non-metallic model
  • Hagel 2005: OK To Hold Up Confirmation If 'Serious Allegations' Not Answered

    02/17/2013 9:43:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/13 | staff
    "On Bolton: You know that we had a committee meeting to vote him out [i.e. to the full Senate]. You know that we decided to take three additional weeks to investigate the new allegations and charges that have come in. I said, at the time, on the record, in the committee, and many times publicly: these are very serious allegations, and they deserve serious attention. And we should not move forward until we address these allegations....I have always taken the approach, and I think in the nine years I have been in the Senate I have only voted against one...
  • Experts: Clinton's Condition Could Have Been Serious

    01/02/2013 5:17:03 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was lucky that, being the top U.S. diplomat, her medical team had thought to do a follow-up MRI after her concussion last month, medical experts told ABC News on Tuesday. The doctors said that Clinton's latest health update -- cerebral venous thrombosis -- is a rare and potentially "life-threatening" condition, but one from which the globe-trotting secretary of state is likely to recover from. In an update from her doctors, Clinton's brain scans revealed a clot had formed in the right transverse venous sinus, and she was being successfully treated with anticoagulants. "She is...
  • Obama Says Debate Prep ‘Going Great’

    10/15/2012 4:07:40 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal- Washington Wire ^ | October 14, 2012, 5:26 PM | Carol E. Lee
    Mr. Obama took a break Sunday from studying and engaging in mock sessions with his staff at a five-star waterfront resort here to deliver pizzas to one of his nearby campaign offices and make a couple phone calls to supporters, just as he did while preparing for his first debate in Henderson, Nev., two weeks ago. He then took a seat between two women and picked up the phone. “I’m gonna do my work,” he said, adding: “Everybody’s so serious!”
  • Napolitano: ‘Serious Mistakes Were Made’ With Operation Fast & Furious

    02/01/2012 8:53:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/1/12 | Fox
    While speaking at the National Press Club, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that "the key question" is to make sure that the mistakes made "never happen again."
  • Yeti 'Nests' Found in Russia?

    11/24/2011 12:22:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Live Science ^ | 18 November 2011 | Benjamin Radford
    Bigfoot researcher and biologist John Bindernagel claims his research group has found evidence that the Yeti (a Russian "cousin" of the American Bigfoot) not only exists, but builds nests and shelters by twisting tree branches together. "We didn't feel like the trees we saw in Siberia had been done by a man or another mammal.... Twisted trees like this have also been observed in North America and they could fit with the theory that Bigfoot makes nests. The nests we have looked at are built around trees twisted together into an arch shape," Bindernagel told the British tabloid The Sun....
  • How serious is the left about disrupting America?

    08/30/2011 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/30/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Don’t be fooled. These are not your friends or fellow patriots. They will try to lure you in as comrades. These are the Unions, Progressives, Communists, Marxists, Socialists, Anarchists – they bring the rage. They will organize and use the youth to rally. You are fodder to them and your life means nothing. They want to foment chaos and violence so the government has an excuse to clamp down on Americans. Don’t. Do. It.
  • Flotilla faces serious delays, might sail only next week

    06/28/2011 4:16:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/29/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Technical difficulties, dwindling participation and possible sabotage sap momentum of Freedom Flotilla 2; 350 people expected to participate, as opposed to 1,500 originally expected by organizers. Withdrawn insurance deeds, alleged sabotage and Greek bureaucracy have dealt a setback to organizers of Freedom Flotilla 2, who said on Tuesday that departure to the Gaza Strip might be postponed until next week. In addition, a mere 350 people are expected to participate in the flotilla, as opposed to the 1,500 originally expected by the organizers. “There have been many obstacles and complaints. Some boats are not ready and it is not clear...
  • Haim Saban Plans 'Serious Look' at Newsweek

    05/13/2010 10:08:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 403+ views
    wsj ^ | 5/13/10 | SHIRA OVIDE
    Billionaire media investor Haim Saban said Wednesday he's planning to "take a serious look" at Newsweek magazine, which is on the auction block. Mr. Saban said Don Graham, chairman of Newsweek parent company Washington Post Co., rebuffed him two years ago when he inquired about buying Newsweek. Last week, however, the company announced it was putting Newsweek up for sale after deciding it couldn't make the magazine profitable. "I would be remiss if I didn't look at it now, but the world has significantly changed in the last two years, and not for the better," Mr. Saban said in an...
  • 'Serious threat to Venezuela's Jews'

    03/08/2010 10:16:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 76+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 3/9/10 | HAVIV RETTIG GUR
    A report by the human rights watchdog of the Organization of American States warns of a possible “threat to the life and physical integrity of the Jewish community in Venezuela” due to the Chavez regime’s violations of the political and human rights of its citizens. In a lengthy report publicized in late February, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) accused the government of Venezuela of fostering an atmosphere of “political intolerance” and “a climate hostile to the free exercise of dissenting political participation.” It blasted the prevailing “citizen insecurity” in the country and saved its harshest criticism for “the...
  • AP Poll: Most see climate change as serious (and the beat goes on , many recent polls disagree)

    12/19/2009 1:47:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 572+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/09 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON – Three of every four Americans view climate change as a serious problem that will harm future generations if not addressed, according to an Associated Press-Stanford University poll. The survey also said that about the same number of people say the Earth probably already is warming, slightly fewer than the percentage expressing that view when asked the same question a year ago. The AP-Stanford poll of 1,005 adults contacted by telephone in November suggests that people's concerns about climate change have not changed significantly. That's contrary to several other recent surveys. In October, according to a poll of 1,500...
  • Did Glenn Beck Get a Phone Call From the White House?

    12/17/2009 10:29:33 AM PST · by DoctorBulldog · 149 replies · 4,944+ views
    17 Dec 09 | Vanity
    My wife was listening to Glenn Beck’s radio program, this morning. She informs me that Glenn Beck says that the White House called his “red phone” yesterday at the end of his FOX News TV show. Evidently, the White House was upset that Glenn Beck interviewed Michael Goldfarb, author of the Offutt AFB closure threat report. In the interview, Goldfarb stood by his report. Glenn Beck, prefacing the story as a rumor, also stated that he confirmed this story with three sources. But, the White House vociferously denies the story.
  • Yes, we're serious!

    11/05/2009 10:38:25 PM PST · by bogusname · 6 replies · 979+ views
    WND ^ | November 06, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    It was a simple question. It was the kind of question legendary members of Congresses past would have asked themselves about pending legislation. In fact, it was the kind of question that shouldn't need to be asked of a U.S. speaker of the House. But, obviously, it is the kind of question that is not being asked frequently enough of such officials. It came more than a week ago from a member of the "alternative" media, and it was indeed directed to Nancy Pelosi. It went like this: "Madame Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to...
  • Afghan conflict serious, "deteriorating": Mullen

    08/23/2009 10:13:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 760+ views
    Rueters ^ | 8/23/2009 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer on Sunday described the situation in Afghanistan as deteriorating but said the new commander on the ground had not yet requested additional troops. "I think it is serious and it is deteriorating, and I've said that over the past couple of years, that the Taliban insurgency has gotten better, more sophisticated, in their tactics," said Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • PHOTO: 10 Most Beautiful Female Politicians

    08/09/2009 4:17:30 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 154 replies · 11,206+ views
    Javno ^ | August 9, 2009 | Amalija Sasek/Karmen Horvat
    <p>Some think politics is monotone and parliamentary sittings are boring. However, real beauties can sometimes be in these seats. We have compiled a list of ten successful women who rule the world and their beauty is breath taking.</p> <p>1. It was a bit difficult to decide which beauty to assign to the first place, we will start with exotic Japanese Yuri Fujikawa, who was named the most beautiful politician in the world by bloggers. She is a representative of the city Hachinoha and was recently involved in a sex scandal, when she was spotted entering a hotel embraced by a married man. However, nobody held it against her and he is famous for being too beautiful for politics.</p>
  • If Obama Is Serious

    01/08/2009 10:06:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 459+ views
    Newspeak | 1-8-09 | Aaron David Miller |
    Jews worry for a living; their tragic history compels them to do so. In the next few years, there will be plenty to worry about, particularly when it comes to Israel. The current operation in Gaza won't do much to ease these worries or to address Israel's longer-term security needs. The potential for a nuclear Iran, combined with the growing accuracy and lethality of Hamas and Hizbullah rockets, will create tremendous concern. Anxiety may also be provoked by something else: an Obama administration determined to repair America's image and credibility and to reach a deal in the Middle East. Don't...
  • Obama: Cub fans 'not serious'

    08/26/2008 1:39:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 321+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | SUN-TIMES SPORTS STAFF
    We all knew Barack Obama is a Sox fan, but he took it a bit further in an ESPN interview. Obama joked about the stereotype of Cubs fans, who probably are tired of being described as partying people-watchers instead of serious fans. "You go to Wrigley Field, you have a beer, beautiful people up there,'' Obama said, according to ESPN transcripts. "People aren't watching the game. It's not serious. White Sox, that's baseball." The interview took place Wednesday in Greensboro, N.C., and aired on SportsCenter Monday night. Here are excerpts of Obama's comments to ESPN's Stuart Scott. The interview will...
  • Once there was a Pope named Peter?

    01/31/2008 5:45:17 PM PST · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 216 replies · 121+ views
    Let Us Reason Ministries ^ | Mike Oppenheimer
    Once there was a Pope named Peter? One day Jesus asked two questions to his disciples. The first: Who do men say that the Son of Man is? (Matthew 16:13). The second more personal "But you, who do you say that I am?" Do you believe what the people’s opinion are of him or do you have one of your own. In v.16 Peter spoke up and answered “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus now turned to Peter and made a series of statements. One is where the revelation came from. Jesus tells him that...
  • Bush Warns Iran of ‘Serious Concequences’

    01/09/2008 3:42:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 75+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2008 – President Bush today warned Iran against attacking U.S. vessels in the Strait of Hormuz. “There will be serious consequences if they attack our ships, pure and simple,” Bush said during a press conference in Jerusalem. “And my advice to them is, don't do it.” Bush was referring to an incident in which five high-speed Iranian boats reportedly threatened to attack the USS Port Royal, USS Hopper and USS Ingraham as they were entering the Persian Gulf on Jan. 7. Defense officials said the Iranian boats maneuvered aggressively, threatened the U.S. ships via radio and...
  • Serious Drought May Strike Western US

    04/05/2007 2:38:43 PM PDT · by blam · 107 replies · 1,747+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-5-2007 | Michael Reilly
    Serious drought may strike western US 19:00 05 April 2007 From New Scientist Print Edition. Michael Reilly The western US may be heading towards a return to the dustbowl landscape that devastated the prairies of the 1930s, climatologists warn. The horror of that period in the US was vividly described in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath: thousands of people migrated from the parched American prairie – a dustbowl – and travelled west towards the "promised land". But the once-greener pastures are heading towards a drought more severe than the one that created the dustbowl of the 1930s.For the...
  • Schwarzenegger says he tries to sculpt a serious image

    03/03/2007 9:56:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 291+ views
    OC Register ^ | 3/3/07 | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he has struggled to turn himself from a joke-cracking bodybuilder and actor into a politician able to muster support for what he calls the big issues. --snip-- In the interview Schwarzenegger described himself as a "big-issue guy." --snip-- But knowing California cannot solve these problems alone, he has joined forces with four nearby states to fight global warming and discussed with Bush using the state as a catalyst for resolving America's health care problems, he said. Last year Schwarzenegger, accusing Washington of lacking leadership on the environment, paired with British Prime Minister Tony...
  • Report: Iraq Situation Serious, But Not Lost

    12/06/2006 5:18:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 449+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2006 -- The Iraq Study Group released its findings today in a report made available this morning to President Bush and Congress, and later to the general public. “We believe that the situation in Iraq today is very, very serious,” former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton, co-chair of the bipartisan panel commissioned by Congress to examine the way ahead in Iraq, said at a news conference following the report’s release. “We do not know if it can be turned around, but we think we have an obligation to try, and if the recommendations that we have made...
  • Man: I Wasn't Serious About Blast Remark (Britain)

    09/15/2006 1:45:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 634+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Sep 15 1:02 PM US/Eastern | Staff
    A man accused of plotting to detonate bombs in Britain acknowledged talking about blowing up the Houses of Parliament, but said the suggestion was meant as a joke. Omar Khyam, 24, who is standing trial along with six others, denies conspiring to cause an explosion. He told jurors at London's Central Criminal Court that, while watching Prime Minister Tony Blair take questions in the House of Commons in "we just made a comment 'Can you imagine if you dropped a bomb right there and then? You would take out all the MPs (members of Parliament)." Khyam confirmed it was he...
  • Bush Expresses 'Serious Concern' Over Suicides at Guantanamo Bay

    06/11/2006 6:10:13 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 33 replies · 842+ views
    Fox News | Sunday, June 11, 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Bush expressed "serious concern" Saturday over the suicides at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay and directed an aggressive effort by his administration to reach out diplomatically while it investigates. "He wants to make sure that this thing is done right from all points of view," White House press secretary Tony Snow said Saturday evening. Bush, who is spending the weekend at Camp David, was notified at 7:45 a.m. EDT. Snow said it was during his daily intelligence briefing just afterward when the president voiced his concern over the incident and directed that the bodies be...
  • CA: GOVERNOR COULD ENFORCE LAWS: SHOW HE IS SERIOUS ABOUT STOPPING ILLEGAL ALIENS

    05/09/2006 10:04:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 707+ views
    Capoliticalnews.com ^ | 5/9/06 | Stephen Franks
    Last week Governor Schwarzenegger complained that the Federal government was not doing its job in keeping our border secure. He noted how porous the borders are, drug dealers, terrorists and illegal aliens get into our nation with only minor difficulties. Arnold is right, the purpose of the Federal government is to protect the borders, not create amnesty programs when you fail to do the job. But, local, county and state government agencies can also take a hand in this issue. Just as an open border is a magnet to those wanting to leave their home country, but not follow the...
  • President Bush says global climate change 'serious' problem

    06/07/2005 3:21:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 826+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/07/05
    Bush says global climate change 'serious' problem 34 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush said global climate change is a "serious long term" problem and insisted that the United States, which rejected the Kyoto protocol, was leading research into finding solutions. Climate change was one of the key issues to be raised by British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a summit with Bush at the White House. Bush told a press conference afterwards, "I've always said it's a serious long long-term issue that needs to be dealt with, and my administration isn't waiting around to deal...
  • Public Schools: Awakening America to the Danger - (countercultural indoctrination a reality)

    05/12/2005 9:48:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 498+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | CHRISTOPHER ADAMO
    Far too few among the Christian community are willing to remain steadfast in their beliefs, in the face of the enormous pressures of liberal social change. Fortunately, Bruce N. Shortt exemplifies the meaning of such worthy resolve. Last year Shortt, along with T.C. Pinckney, made waves at the 2004 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) by stating the obvious. America’s educational system has, over the past several decades, completely degenerated from any pretense of promoting academics. Instead, it is primarily focused on a program of indoctrinating students towards countercultural social transformation. Relentlessly working to eradicate any references to God or traditional morality,...
  • Veteran FReeper needs financial advice before heading to Iraq

    01/18/2005 3:15:26 PM PST · by freeplancer · 58 replies · 1,182+ views
    FReeplancer
    I am heading to Iraq and I really need some financial advice/opinions on my situation. My wife is a school teacher (HS Special Ed) and I am now a soldier again, so our income is obviously not written about in the "Financial Times". My quandry is this-thanks to a very respected and generous family member who passed, we have $50,000.00 cash that I would like to do something with while I am gone for a year. If any of you pros on here can give me your 'opinions' on how that can make the most money in a year, I...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Common grammar and usage errors

    12/22/2004 9:32:13 AM PST · by georgiadevildog · 210 replies · 2,840+ views
    12/22/04 | Self
    I am starting a grammar thread at the behest of Xenalyte and TheMom. Post your most irritating pet peeves of grammar or usage here.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • update of little Seenath

    11/14/2004 11:49:53 AM PST · by Paul Ciniraj · 200+ views
    Dear fellow saints of our Lord Praise be to the Lord Jesus How are you? We do pray for you. Yesterday we have visited Seenath. She is not improved. Becoming weaker and weaker. Tahira, mother of Seenath is totally discouraged and uneasiness. My wife Mercy stayed back in the hospital to pray with her, as well as giving them a company. My children Besly, Hepzy and Lesly are having regular classes tomorrow, so I returned back with the chldren. Please pray for everybody. In Jesus Pastor Paul Ciniraj, Salem Voice, Devalokam (P.O), Kottayam, Kerala-686038, INDIA. DO YOU LOVE ME One...
  • caption this pic(one serious case of dragon breath)

    11/10/2004 10:05:17 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 1,581+ views
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  • Kerry's Close

    09/22/2004 8:18:27 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 37 replies · 1,782+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9/22/04 | Susan Estrich
    Kerry's Close So how can you tell when he's closing, people keep asking me. And when is he going to start? He is John Kerry, who I've watched in every election he's ever won. As best as I can tell, he started yesterday; the truth is, he really started today, taking questions and saying the same thing he did yesterday. For John Kerry, closing means discipline. It means defining the message, and sticking with it, hammering everything through it, until the end. "As I said in my speech yesterday," John Kerry kept saying in answer to questions today, and then...
  • Serious defects hit cell phone batteries, computer parts (huge recalls)

    07/18/2004 7:59:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,326+ views
    Serious defects hit cell phone batteries, computer parts From wire reports July 18, 2004 Hundreds of thousands of computer parts and cell phone batteries have been recalled in recent weeks because of serious defects. No. 1 PC maker Dell recalled 38,000 Auto/Air Power Adapters connecting laptops to power outlets in cars and planes. Users may get shocked if they plug the wrong cord into the adapter. No. 2 PC maker Hewlett-Packard is recalling the memory component of 900,000 laptops over a problem that can make them crash or lose data. H-P blames memory-makers Micron Technology, Samsung, Infineon Technologies and Winbond....
  • John Kerry: You Cannot Be Serious (Vanity)

    07/07/2004 12:45:21 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 47 replies · 1,488+ views
    self | July 7, 2004 | Mad Ivan
    The selection of John Edwards to be John Kerry’s vice presidential pick is a defining moment in this election. It is not a defining moment in the gooey “Kumbaya” way that the media has described, in which their hero, having selected the handsome young Senator, ascends to the White House rising on a gust of populist hot air. What it is really, is the final break John Kerry has made with seriousness and the idea that somehow he might manage as Commander in Chief. Prior to this selection, Kerry had shown dangerous signs of not being serious. For example, he...
  • BIRD FLU IN TEXAS CONSIDERED MORE SERIOUS

    02/24/2004 5:01:56 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 17 replies · 219+ views
    Newsday.com via The Drudge Report ^ | 24 February 2004 | T.A. Badger
    SAN ANTONIO -- A strain of avian influenza found on a Texas chicken farm is highly contagious and far more dangerous to chickens than originally thought, and it has spread to live bird markets in Houston, federal officials said Monday. However, the flu is not the same strain that has killed at least 22 people in Asia, said Dr. Ron DeHaven of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The strain, found in Gonzales County in South Texas, poses little threat to people, said Dr. Nancy Cox of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Go here for entire story...Click here.
  • Climate Change 'More Serious Threat Than Terrorism'

    01/08/2004 4:25:03 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 193+ views
    Climate change 'more serious threat than terrorism' The Government's chief scientific adviser says climate change is a more serious threat to the world than international terrorism. Sir David King's message appeared to be mainly directed at US president George Bush, who has launched a war on terrorism but faces accusations of ignoring environmental peril. Writing in the leading American journal Science, Sir David spelled out the accumulating evidence of global warming effects, and the dire predictions made by experts. He said if greenhouse gas emissions continued unabated, "millions more people around the world may in future be exposed to the...
  • Dead Serious Democrats

    04/30/2003 9:37:56 AM PDT · by bedolido · 14 replies · 135+ views
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 04/30/03 | David S. Broder
    KEENE, N.H. -- The bold plan for near-universal health care offered last week by Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri sent echoes across the entire Democratic presidential field. Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and John Edwards of North Carolina, who were campaigning in New Hampshire over the weekend, were asked at voter forums if they could match it -- which, at this point, they cannot. Vermont's former governor, Howard Dean, a physician whose campaign posters proclaim "The Doctor Is In," paid tribute in his own acerbic fashion by trashing the ambitious Gephardt proposal as "pie in the sky." Dean has hoped...
  • Officials warn: Terror threat is 'significant'

    02/11/2003 12:20:13 AM PST · by JustPiper · 199 replies · 1,038+ views
    USA Today ^ | 2/11/03 | Mimi Hall and Jack Kelley
    <p>WASHINGTON — The federal government warned Americans on Monday to take its latest terrorism alert seriously and to prepare for a possible attack involving biological, chemical or radiological weapons.</p> <p>Clearly more worried than at any time since Sept. 11, 2001, officials recommended that citizens stockpile enough food, water and medicine to last at least three days, and have duct tape and plastic sheeting to seal windows and doors. They advised that Americans educate themselves on how to survive a possible attack with a weapon of mass destruction.</p>
  • Is rhyme a crime of judicial decorum when people implore 'em?

    12/08/2002 9:26:22 AM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies · 385+ views
    Pitsburgh post-gazette ^ | 12-8-2002 | Brian O'Neill
    Is rhyme a crime of judicial decorum when people implore 'em? Sunday, December 08, 2002 It seems more a question for Jerry Springer than for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A 45-year-old multimillionaire meets a 17-year-old girl working in a ski shop. They begin a two-year courtship. He gives her a car, a couple of credit cards and sets her up in an apartment. Finally he proposes, handing her an engagement ring -- with a fake diamond. They get married, but not before she signs a prenuptial agreement. She agrees that about all she'll keep after a divorce is $3,500 for...
  • Mercury Problems May Be More Serious Than Experts Thought (Seafood Alert)

    08/25/2002 6:56:52 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 738+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 8-25-2002 | Ben Raines
    Mercury problem may be more serious than experts thought 08/25/02 By BEN RAINES Staff Reporter Doctors and scientists say mercury exposure appears to afflict two groups in America -- well-educated people who can afford to buy the most expensive fish, and recreational anglers and poor "meat" fishermen who eat large marine fish regularly. Some strong patterns appear to be emerging from new data gathered by sources including the New Jersey Department of Health, a clinic affiliated with Harvard University and doctors in San Francisco, Wisconsin and Canada. The evidence suggests that high mercury levels in people, such as those found...