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  • USS Milwaukee, Navy's newest ship, towed to base after breaking down at sea

    12/12/2015 5:08:04 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 80 replies ^ | 12/12/2015 | FOXnews
    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Navy's newest ship had to be towed to a base in Virginia after breaking down during its journey to its home port in California. The USS Milwaukee, a littoral combat ship that was commissioned in November, was towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek after suffering an engineering casualty on Friday, The Navy Times reported ( ). The ship was on its way from Halifax, Canada to Mayport, Florida, where it was planning to stop before continuing on its trek to its port in San Diego.
  • Glenn Beck clarifies comments about Ted Cruz

    05/05/2015 10:26:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Sun-Times ^ | May 5, 2015 | Scott Sutton, Digital Editor
    Conservative radio host Glenn Beck has taken to his blog to clarify comments about 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz he made on Monday’s show. The comments came amid a discussion about who Beck thought would be the right fit for the White House in 2016. This led to the surprising quote where Beck said of Sen. Cruz, “I’m not sure he could govern.” Of course, Beck has long been a supporter of Cruz, so he wrote a clarification Tuesday morning entitled “Shocker: Media takes Glenn’s comments about Ted Cruz completely out of context.” Here’s a quick excerpt: As we were...
  • $500,000 in US taxpayer money wasted on Afghan facility that 'melted,' watchdog reports

    01/19/2015 3:31:10 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Some $500,000 in U.S. taxpayer money was wasted on a police training facility in Afghanistan that "melted" within four months of being built, a watchdog commission reported. The report released by the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says findings show that a police training center’s dry fire range (DFR), which was commissioned by the U.S. government, began to disintegrate after its completion in 2012.
  • The Cover Oregon Disaster: Actually, things don't look very different in Oregon.

    02/05/2014 3:38:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 4, 2014 | Steve Holder
    It would seem that if one place in the country could get a working health-care insurance exchange up and running it would be progressive Oregon. As the old tourist campaign used to say, “Things look different here.” No, that’s not a Portlandia episode. That’s a real slogan. Gov. John Kitzhaber is a former doctor who had pushed the implementation of the Oregon Health Plan during his first term. This was going to be the signature achievement this time around. The state, which received a $300 million grant from the Obama Administration to implement the plan, possessed all the ingredients to...
  • Help! I can't use my Obamacare benefits

    01/12/2014 11:26:13 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | Tami Luhbi
    Many folks who signed up for coverage through the state and federal exchanges are running into roadblocks now that they are trying to use their new benefits. And though exchange officials and insurers have urged consumers to call their insurers if they encounter problems, many say they either wait endlessly on hold or get the runaround. Patterson's journey started New Year's Day, when she landed in the emergency room for a stomach ailment. The Independence policy number she received didn't work and the hospital required her to sign a form saying she would pay for care herself, though it agreed...
  • Al Sharpton’s New Book Sells Over a Dozen Copies in Less Than a Month

    12/05/2013 9:50:46 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 49 replies
    The Daily Rash ^ | November 4, 2013 | Mark Donahue
    NEW YORK – Reverend Al Sharpton’s new book, “The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership” appears to be on an unshakable trajectory to success, according to its author. Since its release less than 30 days ago the revered civil rights leader’s long awaited memoir has already sold 18 copies. A spokesperson at Sharpton’s publisher, Simon and Schuster, said the company wasn’t the least bit surprised at the book’s sales numbers. Political activist and singer, Barbra Streisand, held a book release party for Sharpton at her Malibu estate over the weekend. Streisand gushed that Sharpton is “a...
  • The White House’s Obamacare fix is about to create a big mess

    11/14/2013 10:51:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 125 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    [Big SNIP] Here's how Robert Laszewksi, an insurance consultant, put it in a note to clients earlier this morning: This means that the insurance companies have 32 days to reprogram their computer systems for policies, rates, and eligibility, send notices to the policyholders via US Mail, send a very complex letter that describes just what the differences are between specific policies and Obamacare compliant plans, ask the consumer for their decision — and give them a reasonable time to make that decision — and then enter those decisions back into their systems without creating massive billing, claim payment, and provider...
  • Hitler explains why the new YouTube comments system sucks

    11/13/2013 10:26:28 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 13 replies
    YouTube | Nov 12, 2013 | Hitler Rants Parodies
  • Inquiry Shifts to Suspect’s Russian Trip [FBI never followed up on Tamerlan once he returned ]

    04/20/2013 7:47:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 20 2013
    With one suspect dead and the other captured and lying grievously wounded in a hospital, the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings turned on Saturday to questions about the men’s motives, and to the significance of an overseas trip one of them took last year. Federal investigators are hurrying to review a visit that one of the suspected bombers made to Chechnya and Dagestan, predominantly Muslim republics in the north Caucasus region of Russia. Both have active militant separatist movements. Members of Congress expressed concern about the F.B.I.’s handling of a request from Russia before the trip to examine the...
  • CNN reports that Blackberry outage has now spread to many other planets(!)

    10/13/2011 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10-13-2011 | Craig Kennally
    If you thought the Blackberry crash was just a major problem for a small segment of humanity, then apparently you've massively underestimated the issue. Yesterday evening, CNN was reporting that "users on almost every planet" were affected. This is a major interplanetary incident! Also, does your iPhone communicate with other planets? I didn't think so. [Craig Kannally on Twitter, via Steve Silberman]
  • White House Mixes Up Colorado and Wyoming

    09/28/2011 7:35:40 PM PDT · by ImNotLying · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2011 | Ed Henry
    The whole point of President Obama's three-day swing through the West was to make sure the region knows it's important in 2012, though the White House may have ended up offending a few folks in Colorado.
  • Computer glitch forces redo of US visa lottery

    05/13/2011 8:16:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    AP/Stamford Advocate ^ | 5/13/11 | Matthew Lee
    The State Department says its annual worldwide lottery for U.S. immigration visas was corrupted by a computer glitch and the results will be scratched, disappointing tens of thousands of would-be immigrants who were notified this year that they had won a chance to come and live legally in the United States. A department official said Friday the software glitch caused the drawing to select 90 percent of winners from entries submitted on only the first two days of the 30-day registration period that ended Nov. 3. The official said the problem has been fixed. A new lottery will be held...
  • Editorial: Yet another state snafu that doesn't compute

    02/13/2011 4:56:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/13/11 | Editor
    Has another state information technology project gone badly wrong? Will it have to be scrapped? That's the obvious question raised by a scathing audit released last week that slams the Administrative Office of the Courts' handling of a $2 billion, seven-year-long statewide court computer system project. The AOC inadequately planned for the California Court Case Management System from the beginning, auditors concluded. It failed to analyze the basics – whether the computer system, as conceived, "would be a cost beneficial solution to the superior courts' needs." Court administrators structured a contract with the vendor that made it impossible to control...
  • Video: Botched Implosion Causes Giant Tower To Fall in The Wrong Direction

    11/10/2010 5:29:52 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 68 replies | 11/9/10
    Amazing video of a botched demolition in Ohio where a tower falls onto a powerstation and onto high voltage lines. This was today (Video)
  • Biden to Obama at Health Care Signing: 'This is a Big F****** Deal'

    03/23/2010 9:12:57 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 138 replies · 7,036+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3-23-10
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  • Dallas police target wrong house

    12/12/2009 11:38:22 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 56 replies · 2,198+ views
    DALLAS — The search for suspects who raped an SMU student last weekend led police to a southeast Dallas neighborhood off Jim Miller Road and Red Bud Drive. Ruben Moontiel also saw SWAT officers near his home on Red Bud Saturday afternoon while he landscaped his front yard. No sooner had he gone inside to tell his wife police were suiting up outside when SWAT kicked in his front door. "I felt humiliated," Moontiel said. His wife, Agueda, said Dallas SWAT officers rushing into her home trampled over her foot and fractured it. DPD detained the entire family for four...
  • Major Microsoft Windows E-Mail Problem Caused By Last Night's Windows XP Update

    12/09/2009 11:07:40 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 47 replies · 2,320+ views
    Just in from our computer tech. Last night/early this morning. MS forced an update patch on all Windows users. We know it affected all running XP. It may have hit Vista and 7 as well. Many users had a forced Windows reboot/restart this morning. Seems the patch is causing havoc in email systems nationwide. Our computer guy normally gets 8-20 trouble calls a day. So far today, it's more than 250. His affiliates across the country report the same. Our internet access is fine (as others seems to be to) but emails are very slow (3 to 5 minutes from...
  • White House Reportedly 'Cleared' Party Crashers

    11/27/2009 7:23:43 AM PST · by Doogle · 42 replies · 2,030+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | 11/27/09 | FOXNEWS
    The northern Virginia socialite couple now being investigated by the Secret Service for crashing President Obama’s first state dinner on Tuesday were reportedly "cleared" to attend by the White House, their attorney claims.
  • How's the stimulus working for you so far?

    07/06/2009 12:39:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,081+ views ^ | July 6, 2009 | Neal Boortz
    Well now. Our economy is really lunging forward, isn’t it? What a ride! Are you holding on? We’re billions of dollars further in debt (trillions?) and the economy is still stagnant. TARP, the stimulus bill, massive debts our children and grandchildren will have to pay .. and what has this all brought us? Banks aren’t lending, businesses aren’t hiring – let along expanding – and consumers aren’t buying. Oh, to be sure, the malls are crowded. Turn up the thermostats and see how long that lasts. Those aren’t shoppers, they’re just your neighbors trying to stay cool while watching the...
  • FOX News lists Sanford as "D" During Press Conference (What the hell were they thinking)

    06/24/2009 2:48:14 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 46 replies · 1,874+ views
    Various | 6/24/09 | Various
  • Obama Takes on Role of Confidence-Builder in Chief

    03/13/2009 3:22:31 AM PDT · by Doogle · 36 replies · 849+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 3/13/09 | FOX/AP
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama is embracing a mantle of confidence-builder in chief. Whether he is meeting with his own economic advisers or worried business leaders, his message is meant to be calm and reassuring -- even in the wake of more bad economic news.
  • Chas Freeman Declines Obama's Offer to Head Intell. Council

    03/11/2009 4:40:46 AM PDT · by Baruchg · 329+ views
    Israel National New ^ | March 11, 2009 | Hana Levi Julian
    Two people have been killed in a shooting at a school in southwest Germany, local media reports say. A number of people are also thought to have been wounded in the incident in Winnenden, near Stuttgart. Reports say the gunman wore a black combat uniform and fled into the town. However, local police were not immediately available to comment.
  • 'You've got no mail' -- tech glitch hits Obama White House

    01/26/2009 5:50:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies · 1,125+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/26/2009
    President Barack Obama's aides, who ran the most tech-savvy US election campaign in history, were forced into a red-faced admission Monday -- the White House email system has crashed. "Our email system is not working so well," press spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters at the start of his daily briefing. "We'll endeavor to get you information from earlier in the day, hopefully in a little bit more of a timely manner, if we can get the email to work." At one stage, Obama aides were forced to turn back the clock and hand out copies of memoranda signed by the...
  • Goverment Is One Big Traffic Jam (Ben Shapiro On California's Potemkin Freeway Maintainance Alert)

    08/19/2008 9:20:50 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 221+ views ^ | 8/20/2008 | Ben Shapiro
    Late Sunday night, my wife and I drove from Sacramento, Calif., to Los Angeles. We figured that it would be wise to leave Sacramento in the early evening to avoid traffic. At 7 p.m., we climbed into the car and headed for Interstate 5, the major highway connecting Northern California and Southern California. For the first five hours of the drive, things went as planned. The highway was relatively clear, and we sailed along happily at 80 mph. Then we saw it. A sign. A large orange sign reading: Freeway Closed Ahead, 11 p.m.-4 a.m. It was too late to...
  • Results from San Francisco mayor's race could take days

    11/06/2007 4:46:15 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 66+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/6/7 | LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer
    Voters in San Francisco on Tuesday had the uninspiring civic duty of casting ballots in a mayoral election whose outcome was considered inevitable yet may not be confirmed for weeks. With 17 challengers, but only nominal opposition in his re-election race, Mayor Gavin Newsom is expected to easily win a second term after running a comparatively inconspicuous campaign, according to political analysts. The last time a San Francisco mayor was positioned for such an easy victory was 1983, when Dianne Feinstein ran without a serious opponent. She is now California's senior U.S. senator. Because of concerns about the reliability of...
  • 70 punished in accidental B-52 flight

    10/19/2007 9:57:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 303+ views
    AP ^ | 10/20/07 | PAULINE JELINEK,
    70 punished in accidental B-52 flight By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 3 minutes ago The Air Force said Friday it has punished 70 airmen involved in the accidental, cross-country flight of a nuclear-armed B-52 bomber following an investigation that found widespread disregard for the rules on handling such munitions. "There has been an erosion of adherence to weapons-handling standards at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base," said Maj. Gen. Richard Newton, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations. Newton was announcing the results of a six-week probe into the Aug. 29-30 incident...
  • New Orleans Mayor Nagin to Run for Governor?

    05/27/2007 4:38:38 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 13 replies · 891+ views ^ | 05/27/07 | ryan
    I've been hearing rumors for a couple of weeks now that New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin is considering running for Governor. I finally found a news outlet that confirms this rumor, thanks to freelance journalist Jason Berry, who appeared on Informed Sources last night to predict that Nagin will run for Governor. Hat tip to Library Chronicles. As an aside, is this Jason Berry the author of Amazing Grace, an account of Charles Evers' run for Governor in Mississippi back in 1972? But back to the issue at hand - Ray Nagin running for Governor of Louisiana. This makes...
  • TV interview 'tipped off' Iran about ship's intelligence role

    04/08/2007 4:31:24 AM PDT · by malamute · 40 replies · 2,602+ views ^ | Sunday April 8, 2007 | Jamie Doward and Andrew Wander
    Iranian intelligence officers told the 15 British captives they first became suspicious about their activities after watching an interview with one of them on British television. Families of the hostages said that their loved ones had told them the Iranians had made the claim soon after capturing them. The revelation is likely to raise questions about the Ministry of Defence's decision to allow the media to accompany Cornwall, the ship on which the service personnel were based, and report on its activities. On 13 March - 10 days before the 15 were seized - Channel 5 broadcast an interview with...
  • City Not Entitled To Seize...Properties (Court Reverses Eminent Domain- But, Already demolished)

    01/27/2007 7:21:08 PM PST · by xzins · 53 replies · 1,697+ views
    WCPO ^ | 27 Jan 07 | Richard Chiles
    A ruling by an appeals court leaves no question. Cincinnati was not entitled to acquire Clif-Cor properties in Clifton Heights by eminent domain. Now the future for the Calhoun Street business district near the University of Cincinnati is in question. This section of the Clifton Heights business district, one a vibrant strip, has been reduced to a pile of rubble. While the judge's ruling is clear, it has left more questions. The Hardee's and Arby's restaurants have both been boarded up. Joe Kennedy's Acropolis restaurant has been torn down. But what happens next for the proposed McMillan development? The plan...
  • CNN's Kyra Phillips Has Last Laugh (Top Ten List)

    09/01/2006 9:50:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies · 3,069+ views
    People ^ | 09/01/2001 | Stephen M. Silverman
    CNN anchor Kyra Phillips, whose bathroom gossip was broadcast live on CNN on Tuesday, appeared on Thursday's Late Show with David Letterman to give her side of the story. That is, she delivered Top 10 list of reasons why things went wrong. (Phillips accidentally left her mic on when she went to the ladies room while covering a speech by President Bush in New Orleans – and her family gossip was broadcast live. CNN issued an apology, and Phillips told Letterman no one was fired as a result of the snafu.) Phillips's Top 10 list: 10. Still haven't mastered complicated...
  • GE's Alternative Engine Program Also Facing Hiccups During Development

    06/09/2006 1:47:00 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 4 replies · 525+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | June 2, 2006 | David A. Fulghum
    GE's Alternative Engine Program Also Facing Hiccups During Development By David A. Fulghum 06/02/2006 Developing an engine with all the necessary power and flexibility to both fly supersonic and then land - vertically - a stealthy, bomb-carrying fighter is proving to be a tough proposition for all the engine companies involved. Officials at General Electric, developer of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's alternate engine program, confirmed that they've had problems with a prototype engine that was designed in conjunction with partner Rolls-Royce. Its role is to test advanced parts destined for use in a more mature System Development and Demonstration...
  • BBC screws up (Vanity/Humour)

    05/15/2006 3:06:06 PM PDT · by ketelone · 2 replies · 401+ views
    Youtube ^ | 14 May 06 | BBC
    The scenario: The Wrong Guy. Guy Goma is mistakenly cast as Guy Kewney on a TV news program. BBC's latest star - a baffled cabbie. Only as it turns out, as the story unfolds, he wasn't actually a cabbie after all; rather a job applicant for high-level data-warehousing/data-cleansing job, who thought it was all some sort of weird BBC initiation prank. But yes, his name is really "Guy". Guy: "I am very surprised to see...this verdict to come on me because I was not expecting that. When I came they told me something else and I am coming. So a...
  • F-22 Raptor swallows pilot

    05/02/2006 4:40:53 PM PDT · by rmlew · 11 replies · 512+ views
    The Register ^ | May 2, 2006 | Lester Haines
    A hapless US Air Force pilot had to be physically cut free from the cockpit of his F-22A Raptor when the canopy resolutely refused to open, Flight International reports. The mini-drama unfolded on 10 April at the 27th Fighter Squadron's base at Langley AFB, Virginia, when the canopy "became stuck in the down and locked position and could not be opened manually after the pilot cycled the mechanism several times, following a pre-flight warning that the canopy was unlocked". Accordingly, an emergency team of ground operatives moved in after five hours and attacked the $134m Raptor with a decidedly unstealthy...
  • CA: Communications snafu fueled dispute between McClintock, Ackerman

    03/21/2006 1:31:23 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 13 replies · 319+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | March 21, 2006 | Malcolm Maclachlan
    A breakdown in protocol caused two Republican senators to miss last Wednesday night's important floor session on bonds. The incident has led to a contrite sergeant at arms and a discussion over the ubiquity of Blackberry wireless devices in the Capitol. More importantly for Republicans, it caused a spat between Senate minority leader Dick Ackerman, R-Irvine, and Senator Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, the party's candidate for lieutenant governor. It all started last Wednesday afternoon as Senators were waiting for an announced Wednesday night session to try to work out a compromise on the infrastructure bond. Shortly after 5 p.m., Secretary...
  • Nats Name In Middle Of Trademark Dispute

    02/22/2006 7:16:23 AM PST · by steve-b · 15 replies · 338+ views
    The team without a home or owner might also not have a name. According to a report in The New York Times on Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted a request for federal trademark registration on the name Washington Nationals to Bygone Sports last week. The Cincinnati-based company, which specializes in historic trademarks and sports apparel, applied for the trademark in September 2002.... If the case proceeds and the judge rules for Bygone Sports, baseball would then have to decide whether to rename the team, because it would not be able to sell apparel and other paraphernalia...
  • French Ambassador: 'We Are Back to Normal'

    11/21/2005 10:12:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 56 replies · 1,980+ views
    AP ^ | 11/21/5 | BARRY SCHWEID
    WASHINGTON -- The violence that swept predominantly Muslim communities in some 300 cities and towns in France for three weeks has abated and "we are back to normal," French Ambassador Jean-David Levitte said Monday. He said mostly teenagers had acted out of social and economic hardship. "It was not about the role of Islam in France," he said. "We never saw any link, direct or indirect," the French diplomat said. "Religion played no role." "We know that jihadists are recruiting teenagers, but this has nothing to do with the general unrest in those neighborhoods," he said. The teenagers want to...
  • Woman's 'crime' was never illegal, judge says (S.N.A.F.U.)

    11/16/2005 5:57:49 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 48 replies · 1,494+ views
    Denver Rocky Mountain News ^ | November 16, 2005 | Ellen Miller
    GRAND JUNCTION - Allysan Isaac, 24, was held nearly a year in work release for something that a judge said Tuesday was not even illegal. "You were incarcerated for a case that was not a crime," said Mesa County District Judge Brian Flynn, who presided over the case. Flynn, the prosecutor and Isaac's defense attorney were unaware last year that the offense she was charged with was not a violation of the law. No one had noticed that a prescription drug found in Isaac's possession, an anti-anxiety medication called Buspirone, is not a controlled substance. A new defense attorney did....
  • More Cars Torched in France Overnight("only" 502 though)

    11/12/2005 4:17:23 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 57 replies · 1,632+ views
    yahoo ^ | 11/12/05 | ELAINE GANLEY
    PARIS - The number of cars torched overnight in France climbed slightly over the previous night to 502 in a 16th night of unrest that took its heaviest toll on the French provinces, police said Saturday. Security was boosted in the capital with some 3,000 police officers fanning out around strategic points to counter feared weekend attacks targeting Paris. Gatherings were banned from Saturday morning until Sunday morning. "We returned to an almost normal situation in Ile de France," said national police chief Michel Gaudin, referring to the Paris region. Arson attacks were counted in 163 towns around France, he...
  • Giant Snapple project floods New York square

    06/23/2005 6:05:15 AM PDT · by Zunt Toad · 62 replies · 1,446+ views
    CBC Canada ^ | June 23, 2005 | Staff
    An attempt to erect a 16-tonne ice pop in a New York square [Union Square] froze traffic and created a sticky situation for the company behind the stunt. The soft-drink maker Snapple tried to get into the Guinness World Records book by installing the 7½-metre confection in downtown Manhattan on Tuesday. As a construction crane began to haul it upright, a pink tide of kiwi-strawberry-flavoured fluid spread across Union Square. The slush forced pedestrians to flee for higher ground. Firefighters closed off several roads, fearing that vehicles and bicycles could slip. "What was unsettling was that the fluid just kept...
  • Check your Social Security Name (Vanity in service of old married ladies living in Texas)

    01/28/2005 9:38:17 PM PST · by hocndoc · 10 replies · 836+ views
    Vanity | January 29,2005 | self
    I turn 49 next month. So my Driver's license needs to be renewed. I went early - well, I had a big meeting in Austin and the makeup worked and it was a cold day and the black turtleneck would look great for the next 10 years, I took my 2 forms of ID, my car insurance, my 31 year old Social Security Card, and gave the little red light my thumbprints and the lady my check. Two weeks later, I got my new license (did I mention that the makeup and turtleneck were working - first good picture in...
  • Holy Hillary: I Always Prayed

    01/21/2005 11:36:39 AM PST · by kattracks · 113 replies · 5,120+ views ^ | 1/21/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Borrowing a page from President Bush, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton told a Boston audience this week that prayer has always played a meaningful role in her life - though accounts from her days as a student radical suggest that's probably not true. "I've always been a praying person," Clinton told a crowd of more than 500, including many religious leaders, at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza. According to the Boston Globe, the newly religious former first lady "invoked God more than half a dozen times" as she urged society to accommodate religious people who "live out their faith in the...
  • Hillary's in

    01/16/2005 3:10:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies · 3,068+ views
    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 tell us that the two are cheering Sis on and say she's making all the moves to get ready for the race--presuming she is re-elected by New Yorkers in 2006.
  • Hillary Blasts Bush 'Fear Factor'

    01/19/2005 4:19:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,574+ views ^ | 1/19/05 | Carl Limbacher
    On the eve of President Bush's second inauguration, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is blasting him as the "fear factor" president who tries to sell his irresponsible agenda by scaring the voters. "The fear factor has become the overriding strategic approach that this administration uses," Clinton complained to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The likely 2008 presidential candidate told the paper that Bush has used scare tactics to rally public support on issues ranging from U.S. policy in Iraq to privatization of Social Security. On Iraq Clinton griped that Bush had even botched the election process, saying that regional balloting...
  • Hillary Clinton on Environment

    01/20/2005 10:38:38 AM PST · by Brilliant · 6 replies · 2,016+ views ^ | 2000 | Issues2000
    Hillary Clinton on Environment Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation Q: Do you support conserving energy?A: I’ve spoken about an energy policy that would include conservation tax credits that the Republicans have blocked. The administration has put forth an energy policy that we couldn’t get through that Republican leadership that my opponent is part of. We need a new Congress. I was pleased when the president did release some oil from the reserve. So we have work to do and it needs to be led by Democrats who understand that we shouldn’t be beholden to big oil. Source:...

    01/18/2005 12:55:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 32 replies · 1,932+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/18/05 | VINCENT MORRIS
    WASHINGTON - Tomorrow night, with the nation's capital awash in inaugural events, Sen. Hillary Clinton will be delivering a high-profile speech in Boston about politics and youth. She is the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a group headed by outspoken Boston minister, Rev. Eugene Rivers. Aides to Clinton, a possible Democratic presidential contender in 2008, said she agreed to give the speech a long time ago and said nothing should be read into the timing.
  • 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...
  • Senator Hillary Clinton Blasts Bush Administration over Abortion [Abstinance won't stop AIDS]

    01/12/2005 7:02:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 65 replies · 2,750+ views
    Lifesite ^ | 1-11-05
    NEW YORK, January 12, 2005 ( – Abortion crusader and New York Senator Hillary Clinton condemned US President George W. Bush Tuesday, claiming his withdrawal of funding from organizations that commit or promote abortions is harming women. Speaking at an International Women's Health Coalition-sponsored dinner, Clinton claimed that "reproductive health care and family planning service is a basic right," and said this was based on decisions reached at the 1994 U.N. Population Conference in Cairo, as well as the 1995 U.N. women's conference in Beijing, where Clinton gave a keynote address. She argued that the Bush administration has failed to...
  • Jesse Jackson Praises 'Sister Hillary' Despite Slurs

    01/13/2005 8:32:34 AM PST · by sr4402 · 37 replies · 2,230+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 11:08 a.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson praised New York Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday as "Sister Hillary," after Clinton cited his efforts to overturn the presidential election by challenging the Electoral College vote in Ohio. Speaking at his annual Wall Street Project fundraiser, Jackson said "Sister Hillary" had been an important ally in his fight for those "traumatized by what happened to us as a people and a nation in Ohio." He called Clinton "a light in dark places," who has "stood on the right side of history," according to quotes picked up by the New York Sun. The praise for Clinton came...
  • Hillary: Please Send Money

    01/12/2005 9:25:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 1,998+ views
    National Review ^ | January 11, 2005 | Byron York
    Amid speculation that she might forgo a run for re-election to the Senate in 2006 in favor of a presidential run in 2008, New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has sent an early fundraising appeal that, while directed toward reelection, reads like a trial run for a White House bid. "As the Republicans' number one target in 2006, I have to begin now building resources for the tough fight I face in my re-election campaign," Clinton writes in a letter to supporters. She says her task is made more difficult by "the Republican attack machine out to distract me...
  • Gallup: Bush is the most admired man in the world; Hillary most admired woman

    12/29/2004 6:39:12 PM PST · by Nascardude · 44 replies · 2,091+ views
    George W. Bush Is Most Admired Man in 2004 Hillary Clinton tops list of most admired women; Oprah Winfrey a close second by Joseph Carroll GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ -- President George W. Bush tops Gallup's annual survey of the "most admired man" for the fourth year in a row. Hillary Clinton leads the most admired woman list, with Oprah Winfrey close behind. Republicans and Democrats differ significantly in their views of this year's most admirable men and women. Republicans overwhelmingly say the president is the most admired man, and also name first lady Laura Bush and national security...