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  • Netanyahu Slams International 'Hypocrisy' Over Iran Arms Ship

    03/10/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 3/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Israel is displaying the weapons cache from the Iranian shipment to Gaza on Monday, in a bid to show the international community the 'true face' behind the Islamic Republic. The IDF spokesperson's office announced Sunday that the Klos C ship, which docked in Eilat over the weekend, has been unloaded and all the contents examined. The list includes: 40 M-302 rockets, with a range of 90 to 160 km; 181 mortar shells, 122 mm caliber; about 400,000 bullets, 7.62 caliber - which are usually used in Kalashnikov-type assault rifles.
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS Obama lawlessness in new video: Abuse of Power

    01/28/2014 4:44:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/28/14 | The Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz released a fantastic new video today going after Obama on his lawlessness. Watch:
  • BART strike slams San Francisco economy

    07/02/2013 8:45:17 AM PDT · by tflabo · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue July 2, 2013 | Josh Levs. Holly Yan and Dave Alsup
    -- The strike that shut down public transit in California's Bay Area is delivering a blow to the economy. As the shutdown enters its second day, a conservative estimate puts the cost at $73 million per day, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute said.
  • State Dept. slams John Bolton for suggesting Clinton faked illness

    12/19/2012 2:03:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/12 | Julian Pecquet
    The State Department on Tuesday slammed John Bolton, George W. Bush's controversial ambassador to the United Nations, after he accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of faking an illness to avoid testifying this week about the Benghazi attack. Bolton implied on Fox News on Monday night that Clinton lied about her illness to avoid saying anything potentially embarrassing that could come back to haunt her should she choose to run for president in 2016. The State Department put out a statement over the weekend from doctors at Mount Kisco Medical Group and George Washington University saying that Clinton “developed a...
  • FAIL. Obama Slams Paul Ryan For Not Passing Farm Bill That He Passed 2 Weeks Ago (Video)

    08/13/2012 6:23:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/13/12 | Jim Hoft
    In 2010 Barack Obama said this on the Ryan Roadmap: “This is an entirely legitimate proposal.” Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, August 13, 2012, 5:07 PM In 2010 Barack Obama said this on the Ryan Roadmap: “This is an entirely legitimate proposal.” The Free Beacon reported: President Obama in 2010: I think Paul [Ryan], for example, the head of the Budget Committee, has looked at the budget and has made a serious proposal. I’ve read it. I can tell you what’s in it. And there’s some ideas in there that I would agree with but there’s some ideas we...
  • Mark Levin slams House Republicans for voting to eliminate Senate confirmation

    07/31/2012 8:25:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/2012 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin was livid when he read that House Republicans had voted to eliminate the Senate confirmation process for the reported number of 169 presidential appointments. And the explanation he got from a couple of sources was that Romney had told Republicans to vote for it, so they did. Levin wonders if we are already going back to the days of George W. Bush when House and Senate members voted a certain way to support the president instead of the Constitution. First here’s the background: WASHINGTON POST – The House Tuesday evening passed a measure to improve the clogged presidential...
  • Mark Levin slams Roberts: If he wants to be political he should have term limits

    07/02/2012 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/2/12 | staff
    Mark Levin was on with Neil Cavuto earlier today talking about the decision from Chief Justice John Roberts last week and Levin’s point toward the end was the idea that Supreme Court Justices need term limits, especially if they are going to act political like Roberts did last week. Clearly Roberts caved to pressure of the leftist media and academic types and chose to rule in a political way instead of on behalf of the constitution and the country. Levin also said that we should forget about the mandate being a tax and go after Obamacare on the substance of...
  • Newt Gingrich Slams Obama's 'Disgraceful' Comments

    Newt Gingrich today hit out at Barack Obama's intervention in the case of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, calling the President's comments 'disgraceful' and racially divisive. Mr Obama heightened the national outcry over Trayvon Martin's death when he called for a thorough investigation into the case and expressed sympathy with the boy's parents. Martin's killing by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Orlando has sparked nationwide calls - led by civil rights leader Al Sharpton - for Zimmerman to be arrested. But GOP presidential candidate Mr Gingrich said Mr Obama's remarks were 'dividing the country up', and...
  • Newt Slams Media For Ignoring Anti-Christian Bigotry (VIDEO)

    After spending at least 15 minutes on contraception and gay marriage, Newt finally had enough and told the media the bigotry question goes both ways and that there’s more “anti-Christian bigotry out there than there is concern on the other side” that the media ignores:
  • Clinton slams Gingrich comments on Palestinians

    12/14/2011 10:51:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 12/14/11 | Reuters
    US Secretary of State Clinton says Gingrich's claim that Palestinians are an invented people is "unhelpful." WASHINGTON - Newt Gingrich's comment that the Palestinians are an "invented people" was unhelpful, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday, saying the Republican presidential candidate had realized this. Gingrich, a former speaker of the US House of Representatives, stirred controversy on Friday when told the Jewish Channel cable television broadcaster he saw the Palestinians as an invented people who want to destroy Israel.
  • Senator Shelby slams CFTC over MF Global

    12/06/2011 9:10:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/6/11 | Dave Clarke and Sarah N. Lynch - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday criticized the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's handling of MF Global's meltdown and said its chief is "evading" questions about his role in overseeing the company. Senator Richard Shelby said MF Global customers are waiting for their money to be returned while a "bewildered" CFTC searches for the funds. "The victims of MF Global, I believe, deserve better," Shelby said. Shelby made his comments at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law. CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler is testifying at the...
  • MSNBC's Schultz Slams 'Damn Political Phony' Marco Rubio as 'Not a True American'

    09/02/2011 10:56:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/2/11 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Thursday's The Ed Show, MSNBC host Ed Schultz excoriated Senator Marco Rubio and other "damn Republicans" because Rubio recently attacked Schultz and fellow MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for comments they made about the Florida Republican. Schultz suggested the Rubio's father might be "ashamed" of him for not accepting the MSNBC host's invitation to come on his show and debate him, claimed that he was "not a true American"
  • AFL-CIO president slams Obama for weak, ‘little nibbly’ labor policies

    08/25/2011 10:48:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/25/11 | Neil Munro
    The AFL-CIO is distancing itself from the Democratic Party, redirecting its funds to build its own permanent political organization, and pressuring President Barack Obama to embrace a big-spending program for job creation, Richard Trumka, the union’s president, said today. The storied labor federation’s level of support for Obama in 2012 will be decided early next year, and will partly depend on whether Obama abandons his current strategy of promoting “little nibbly things,” such as a patent-update law, Trumka told a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “That’s not going to get the job done,” he said. “Everybody knows...
  • Sessions Slams Obama on Senate Floor: ‘The President Thinks It’s All About Him!’

    07/29/2011 3:50:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 7/29/11 | Tammy Bruce
    Yes, there are still a few good men who have been on the hill for quite some time. Few and far between, and Senator Sessions is the best example. It is possible to remain a decent person who loves this country *and* be a politician. You can follow @SenatorSessions on Twitter. From FoxNation:
  • Senator Demint: Slams Both Reid and Boehner's Debt Plans(VIDEO)

    07/26/2011 6:08:33 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 27 replies
    foxnews.com/on-air ^ | July 25, 2011 | foxnews.com/on-air/ Greta
    DeMint Still Fighting for 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Sen. DeMint reacts to Pres. Obama's speech and critiques debt plans revealed by Boehner and Reid WATCH THE VIDEO.
  • Van Jones Slams Fox News And Challenges ‘His Brother’ Glenn Beck To A Debate

    06/19/2011 2:14:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/19/11 | Matt Schneider
    Glenn Beck’s final days at Fox News are quickly fading and one person who surprisingly wants to make one last splash on Beck’s show is none other than longtime Beck nemesis, Van Jones. Jones, speaking at the Netroots Nation conference, said “I’ve had all I can stand FOX TV and I can’t stand no more.” However Jones also admitted that he is open to an epic debate with Beck, that is of course, if Beck is willing to accept the challenge.Jones seemed extremely angry at first, discussing the smear campaign against him and addressing Fox News generally:
  • Vitter slams Obama over drilling comments

    05/06/2011 6:59:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) slammed President Obama Friday for saying that increased drilling will not solve the country's energy woes. “It’s absurd that the president keeps simultaneously claiming there’s nothing he can do right now to fight these rising prices at the pump, while pushing retread arguments from the Jimmy Carter era,” Vitter said in a statement Friday. Vitter, a staunch advocate of increased drilling, called on the Interior Department to issue more permits for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Unless they do, I’m afraid gas prices will continue to rise, our dependence on
  • Senate panel slams Goldman in scathing crisis report

    04/13/2011 6:48:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/13/11 | Kevin Drawbaugh - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the most damning official U.S. report yet produced on Wall Street's role in the financial crisis, a Senate panel accused powerhouse Goldman Sachs of misleading clients and manipulating markets, while also condemning greed, weak regulation and conflicts of interest throughout the financial system. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, one of Capitol Hill's most feared panels, has a history with Goldman Sachs. He clashed publicly with its Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein a year ago at a hearing on the crisis. The Democratic lawmaker again tore into Goldman at a press briefing on...
  • ADL slams Facebook for refusing to remove 'third Intifada' fan page

    03/27/2011 8:20:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/27/11 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    The Anti Defamation League filed Friday an official complaint against Facebook for refusing to remove the Facebook fan page called the Third Palestinian Intifada. “This Facebook page constitutes an appalling abuse of technology to promote terrorist violence,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “Although the managers of this group claim to be calling for peaceful demonstrations, the Third Intifada pages include calls for followers to build on the previous two intifadas. We should not be so naïve to believe that a campaign for a ‘Third Intifada’ does not portend renewed violence, especially in the current climate that has seen...
  • Chris Matthews Slams Huckabee for Getting it Wrong on Obama and Kenya - and Gets it Wrong on...

    03/18/2011 12:05:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 3/18/11 | Jack Coleman
    Here's an example of a former newspaper man correcting a politician's claim -- and his correction requiring a correction. Appearing on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Monday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews offered kneejerk condemnation of Mike Huckabee saying President Obama grew up in Kenya as "racist," an assertion Huckabee had acknowledged as inaccurate. Matthews piled on, making his own demonstrably false claim in the process (video after page break) -- LENO: OK, how about Huckabee? MATTHEWS: He gives a bad name to empty suits. LENO: What happened to Huckabee? He's talking, what's all this ...? MATTHEWS: Huckabee, he's one...
  • Sneering MSNBC Slams GOP Candidates as 'American Freak Show'

    10/18/2010 12:00:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/18/10 | sc
    Sometimes the bias can't get any clearer: A MSNBC graphic on Monday mocked GOP senatorial candidates with the headline, "American Freak Show: Angle, Paul, O'Donnell: New Faces in Politics." American Freak Show is also the title of guest Willie Geist's new book on politics, but all the apparent "freaks" discussed in the piece were Republicans. The tone of the segment made it even more clear. Geist complained to Jansing and Co. Host Chris Jansing, "The frustration about this is, you have to hand in a book so early
  • Liz Cheney Slams Obama for Terror Attack Quote in Bob Woodward Book

    09/22/2010 2:13:50 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 37 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | September 22, 2010 4:39 PM | Brian Montopoli
    Cheney, daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, said the remark "suggests an alarming fatalism on the part of President Obama and his administration." Here's the full statement: "Americans expect our President to do everything possible to defend the nation from attack. We expect him to use every tool at his disposal to find, defeat, capture and kill terrorists. We expect him to deter attacks by making clear to our adversaries that an attack on the United States will carry devastating consequences. Instead, President Obama is reported to have said, 'We can absorb a terrorist attack.' This comment suggests an...
  • Oil industry slams Interior over expanded environmental reviews for offshore drilling

    08/16/2010 4:52:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    the hill ^ | 8/16/10 | Ben Geman
    The oil industry’s most powerful trade group quickly attacked the Interior Department’s new decision to greatly restrict waivers from detailed environmental review for offshore oil-and-gas projects, alleging the new requirements will delay drilling. “We’re concerned the change could add significantly to the department’s workload, stretching the timeline for approval of important energy development projects with no clear return in environmental protection,” said Erik Milito, upstream director of the American Petroleum Institute, in a statement Monday. Interior announced Monday that it is ending the use of “categorical exclusions” from environmental
  • Scott Brown slams Kathy Griffin for calling daughters 'prostitutes'

    07/15/2010 4:32:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    hill ^ | 7/15/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) lashed out at comedienne Kathy Griffin on Thursday for describing his daughters as "prostitutes." Brown strongly condemned remarks Griffin made on CNN in which she mocks Brown's daughters, Ayla and Arianna. “People can call me any name they want, but families are off limits," Brown said. "I love my daughters Ayla and Arianna very much, and any parent would be proud to have them as children. Kathy Griffin and Bravo ought to be ashamed of themselves.” Griffin is shown in video identifying a photo of Brown, in which she makes a joke about the Brown daughters.
  • Boehner slams Obama for 'failing to lead'

    07/01/2010 11:13:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/1/10 | Michael O'Brien and Molly K. Hooper -
    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday slammed President Barack Obama for "failing to lead" on the economy and other issues facing the United States. The top House Republican excoriated the president a day after he, during a town hall meeting in Wisconsin, criticized Boehner and other top Republicans for their approach toward Wall Street reform and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
  • Oslo Jewish Leader Slams Judea, Samaria, Lieberman and Chabad

    06/25/2010 10:33:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 6/25/10 | Hana Levi Julian
    Oslo Jewish leader Anne Sender says that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are no more beneficial to the State of Israel as suicide bombings are to the Palestinian Authority's being legitimate. She also criticized Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, and in a move that shocked her own community, slammed the local Chabad movement as well as being “extremist” and “anti-democratic.” Asked to address Israel's policies in Judea and Samaria, the president of the Norway Jewish community said she was at a complete loss to explain the logic of the Jewish State and the hundreds of thousands of Jews who live...
  • Top tory Tebbit slams 'anti-BP' Obama

    06/10/2010 11:33:38 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies · 510+ views
    This Is Money ^ | 10 June 2010, 9:10am | By Jason Groves and David Gardner
    Lord Tebbit has hit out at Barack Obama's anti-BP rhetoric, calling it 'despicable' and adding to pressure on David Cameron to intervene. The Prime Minister is facing growing calls to defend the British-based multinational amid claims it is being made a scapegoat for the US oil spill. Lord Tebbit, a former trade secretary, suggested the President was attacking BP to distract from his administration's impotence. Writing on his website, he said Mr Obama's attitude was explicable but 'despicable'. He went on: 'The whole might of American wealth and technology is displayed as utterly unable to deal with the disastrous spill...
  • Russian president slams USSR

    05/07/2010 5:25:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 405+ views
    news.24 ^ | 5/7/10 | afp
    Moscow - President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday slammed the Soviet Union as a totalitarian regime that suppressed human rights, in the most damning assessment of the USSR by a Russian leader in recent years.
  • Obama slams 'misguided' Ariz. immigration bill

    04/23/2010 6:01:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies · 1,862+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/23/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama criticized Arizona's tough immigration bill as irresponsible Friday and said his administration is examining whether it would violate civil rights. Obama said the federal government must act responsibly to reform national immigration law—or "open the door to irresponsibility by others." "That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe," Obama said.
  • US senator slams delay in release of China currency report (Democratic senator Arlen Specter)

    04/04/2010 11:54:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 825+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A prominent US lawmaker scolded President Barack Obama's administration Sunday for delaying the release of a report that could declare China a currency manipulator and lead the way to trade sanctions. "We have a real problem with the Chinese. They are very shrewd and customarily they outmaneuver us," said Democratic senator Arlen Specter, one of many American lawmakers clamoring for China to revalue its overpriced yuan. "They take our jobs. They take our money and then they lend it back to us and own a big part of America," Specter told the "Fox News Sunday" television show,...
  • Clinton slams Israel on housing announcement

    03/12/2010 12:01:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 410+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/12/10 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday delivered a stinging rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his government's announcement this week of new Jewish housing in East Jerusalem. The State Department said Clinton spoke to Netanyahu by phone to express U.S. frustration with Tuesday's announcement that cast a pall over a visit to Israel by Vice President Joe Biden. A State spokesman said the Israeli move has endangered indirect peace talks with the Palestinians that the Obama administration had announced just a day earlier. Clinton called "to make clear that the United States considered...
  • White House slams Obama's poor standing among Israelis

    10/28/2009 11:16:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,014+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 10/28/09 | Barak Ravid, Yuval Azoulay, Jonathan Lis and Noah Kosharek
    U.S. President Barack Obama has videotaped a message to be shown Saturday night at the annual memorial ceremony for Yitzhak Rabin in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. The message will relate to the murdered prime minister's legacy and the need to advance the peace process. It was prepared in response to a request from Rabin's daughter, Dalia Rabin. This is another step in Obama's attempt to speak directly to the Israeli public in light of the very low level of support he has among the Israeli public. Several polls over the past few months show the American president has won...
  • Calif. top justice slams state referendum process

    10/10/2009 11:50:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 879+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/10/09 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The chief justice of the California Supreme Court is criticizing the state's reliance on the referendum process, saying it has "rendered our state government dysfunctional." .. the widespread use of referendums to change state laws and constitutions hampers legislators, burdens the judicial branch and gives special interests too much power. George says the system places California's lawmakers in a "fiscal straitjacket" that prevents them from effectively solving the state's financial crisis. The speech .. entitled "The Perils of Direct Democracy: The California Experience."
  • White House slams Glenn Beck on blog

    09/30/2009 2:54:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies · 4,058+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/30/09 | Eric Zimmermann
    The official White House blog slammed Glenn Beck today, accusing the host of displaying a "disregard for the facts in an attempt to smear the Administration's efforts to win the Olympics for the United States." Last night, the conservative firebrand attacked the President for lobbying hard to get the 2016 Olympics to come to Chicago. Today, the White House released a point by point rebuttal of some of Beck's statements. Here's an example from the post, which is titled, "Trying to Turn a Point of Pride into a Moment of Shame":
  • Mugabe slams 'bloody whites' ahead of EU visit

    09/11/2009 9:13:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 558+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/09 | AFP
    HARARE (AFP) – President Robert Mugabe on Friday lashed out at Western sanctions against him, condemning "bloody whites" for meddling in Zimbabwe's affairs, on the eve of a landmark European Union visit. "Who said the British and the Americans should rule over others? That's why we say down with you. We have not invited these bloody whites. They want to poke their nose into our own affairs. Refuse that," he said. "We have stood stood firm and we have refused to let go. Zimbabwe, sanctions or no sanctions, Zimbabwe remains ours," he told a gathering of his party's youth wing....
  • Bloomberg Slams Clinton: She Stabbed NYC In Back

    07/14/2009 9:37:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,117+ views
    cbs ^ | 7/14/09 | staff
    Hillary Clinton was accused Monday of stabbing the Big Apple in the back. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said her betrayal has cost the city $260 million in lost tax revenues and counting. It didn't take long for Clinton to double cross New York City. Six months into her tenure as secretary of state she has suddenly exempted diplomats from paying some property taxes here. "It is totally unfair," Bloomberg said.
  • Mexico slams Burger King for 'whopper' of insult

    04/13/2009 5:57:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies · 2,432+ views
    seattlepi.com ^ | 4/13/09 | MARK STEVENSON
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico is protesting what it says is a whopper of an insult. An advertisement for Burger King's Texican Whopper burger that has run in Europe shows a small wrestler dressed in a cape resembling a Mexican flag. The wrestler teams up with a lanky American cowboy almost twice his height to illustrate the cross-border blend of flavors. "The taste of Texas with a little spicy Mexican," a narrator's voice says
  • Newsweek's Jonathan Alter Slams 'So Lame,' Sarah Palin

    01/08/2009 5:47:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies · 2,335+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-8-09 | Geoffrey Dickens
    On Thursday night's "Hardball," Chris Matthews played several clips from documentarian John Zeigler's interview with Sarah Palin, in which the former GOP VP candidate criticized Katie Couric and the press as a whole for bias against her but his guest, Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, dismissed Palin's charges as "So lame," and called her "a Nixonian Nanook of the North." The following exchanges were aired on the January 8, edition of "Hardball": First up, after Matthews aired a clip of Palin criticizing the McCain campaign for forcing her to conduct continuing interviews with Couric, Alter called the Alaskan governor: "So lame."...
  • Data feeds recession worry and slams Wall Street

    10/15/2008 12:52:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 414+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/08 | Kristina Cooke
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks dropped on Wednesday as bleak economic data fed worries that despite all the efforts to unlock credit markets, the economy is unlikely to avoid recession. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke further fueled those concerns when he said the economy faced a significant threat. The benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 stock index slid more than 7 percent to its intraday low, while the Dow shed more than 500 points to its lowest point for the session so far. U.S. retail sales in September dropped the most in more than three years, while a measure of New...
  • Newt slams (Bill) Clinton as "fundamentally dishonest," leaves door open for VP slot

    12/02/2007 8:04:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 147+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/2/07 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    Speaking on C-SPAN's "In Depth" Sunday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich issued a strong condemnation of President Bill Clinton's character, Clinton's recent comments against Gingrich over the 1998 impeachment and the former president's recent claim that he was always against the war in Iraq. "He is fundamentally dishonest on a routine, regular basis," said Gingrich. "It's just his personality. He tells you the version he needs to be who he is to get through this week. And he just did it in Iowa over whether he used to be against the war in Iraq." Clinton told a crowd...
  • Tony Snow Slams Media in Freedom of Speech Award Address

    11/03/2007 1:42:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 43 replies · 2,462+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Noel Sheppard |
    <p>Although you likely didn't hear about it, former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow received a Freedom of Speech Award on October 16 from The Media Institute.</p> <p>During his acceptance, Snow made some statements about liberal bias in the press, as well as the condition of the media industry, which fully explain why this event, as well as his address, went virtually unreported.</p>
  • Chris Wallace Slams Bill Moyers: Reporting's Easier When You Don’t Worry About Facts

    08/26/2007 12:35:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies · 2,569+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported last Saturday, PBS's Bill Moyers went on an absolutely disgraceful rant about Karl Rove, George W. Bush, and religion during the August 17 installment of "Bill Moyers Journal." Two days later, Rove was Chris Wallace's guest on "Fox News Sunday," and took issue with Moyers's comments: "Mr. Moyers ought to do a little bit better research before he does another drive-by slander." Moyers followed this up with a letter to Wallace posted at his blog Wednesday suggesting that Wallace didn't do his homework concerning Rove, and that Wallace shouldn't "take his every word as gospel." This Sunday,...
  • Clinton slams Bush over law enforcement (need to spend more, police officers "invisible" to him)

    08/04/2007 7:14:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 724+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/4/07 | Deanna Bellandi - ap
    CHICAGO - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday criticized President Bush for not spending enough on law enforcement and said police officers were "invisible" to him. At a meeting of the National Association of Police Organizations, the New York senator promised more spending on police programs, including an anti-drug initiative and bulletproof vest program. "Honestly, it is like the police officers of our country, along with your families, who stand with you every single day in the dangerous and difficult work you do, are invisible to the president," she said. Clinton chastised Bush for a 2008 budget that...
  • Clinton slams "arrogance" of US Iraq strategy (Kerry at her side as co-sponsor of contingency bill)

    08/03/2007 10:09:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 786+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/2/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton Thursday warned that a US withdrawal from Iraq must not duplicate the "arrogance and incompetence" she said marred the 2003 invasion. Senator Clinton was joined by defeated 2004 Democratic nominee Senator John Kerry to introduce a bill requiring the Pentagon to keep Congress informed about contingency planning to safely withdraw 160,000 US troops. "We must not redeploy out of Iraq with the same combination of arrogance and incompetence with which the Bush administration exhibited deploying into Iraq," Clinton told reporters. "We did not have a smart plan to go in, but we...
  • Ex-UN chief slams Africa's brutal regimes, sit-tight leaders

    07/22/2007 12:26:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 405+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/07 | AFP
    JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan on Sunday slammed Africa's brutal regimes, sit-tight leaders and conflicts in the midst of chronic poverty and disease. "About half of the worlds's armed conflicts and some three quarters of the UN's peacekeepers are in Africa. This is because millions of Africans are still at the mercy of brutal regimes... showing no respect for human rights, or even human life," he said in a speech in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's birthday. Annan said the former South African president showed a "wonderful" example when he quit office in 1999 at...
  • Russia slams missile shield, wants talks with U.S.

    03/27/2007 7:29:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 609+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/07 | Louis Charbonneau
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday U.S. plans to deploy a missile shield in central Europe would undermine global non-proliferation efforts and demanded serious discussions on the issue with Washington. "These plans will effectively remove the possibility of dealing with the threat to the nuclear non-proliferation regime with diplomatic means," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov wrote in the German newspaper Handelsblatt. The United States wants to deploy a radar system in the Czech Republic and 10 interceptor missiles in Poland by 2011-12. It says the system would counter threats from so-called "rogue states" like Iran and North Korea. Tehran...
  • Growing chorus slams war-brothel remarks (Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe step in 'it'?)

    03/02/2007 11:18:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,225+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/07 | Carl Freire - ap
    TOKYO - Anyone who doubts that the Japanese army forced Asian women into sexual slavery in World War II should "face the truth," South Korea's foreign minister said Friday as outrage grew over comments by Japan's prime minister that there was no evidence of the enslavement. Women's rights activists in the Philippines and a group of lawmakers in South Korea also denounced the remarks by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that there was no proof that so-called "comfort women" were forced into prostitution during the war. But one of the harshest comments came from 81-year-old Hilaria Bustamante of...
  • Reviewer slams book that was never written

    12/16/2006 4:24:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 934+ views
    The Local ^ | 12/15/06
    A book reviewer on a Swedish newspaper has got himself into hot water for writing a review of a book that has not been written. To make matters worse, Kristian Lundberg claimed the book's plot was "predictable" and said the characterisations were one-dimensional. Lundberg made the comments in Helsingborgs Daglad, in an article about recently published thrillers, reports Dagens Nyheter. Among those he reviewed were Britt-Marie Mattsson's novel 'Fruktans Makt' (The Power of Fear). Unfortunately for Lundberg, while the book had been advertised in publisher Piratförlaget's autumn catalogue, Mattsson never actually got round to writing it. The newspaper has made...
  • Scores Dead As Huge Tsunami Slams Into Java

    07/17/2006 7:03:26 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,363+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-18-2006 | Marianne Kearney - Sebastien Berger
    Scores dead as huge tsunami slams into Java By Marianne Kearney in Jakarta and Sebastien Berger (Filed: 18/07/2006) An undersea earthquake sent a tsunami crashing into the Indonesian island of Java yesterday, killing at least 86 people and flattening homes and beach huts in resorts and villages along its south coast. An Indonesian survivor searches for his relatives among 41 bodies at Pangandaran health centre in West Java Scores more people were missing last night and the toll was expected to rise after areas of the densely-populated shore were destroyed by waves several yards high. Thousands fled to higher ground...
  • GOP left (RMSP) slams Club for Growth

    07/12/2006 10:24:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 612+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/12/06 | Amy Fagan
    Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, the Virginia Republican who has assumed leadership of his party's more liberal members of Congress, said yesterday that conservative groups such as the Club for Growth are hurting the party by refusing to help candidates who don't pass their "litmus test" and by attacking some incumbent Republicans. Mr. Davis said he and his group, the Republican Main Street Partnership, "don't go after Republican incumbents. Ultimately, that's not how you build a governing majority." The partnership consists of 58 members of the House and Senate, plus four governors. --snip-- Mr. Davis said his partnership, unlike the...