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  • Special forces set to swarm Southwest

    03/28/2015 9:19:08 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Seven Southwestern states will soon be infiltrated by 1,200 military special ops personnel as part of a controversial domestic military training in which some of the elite soldiers will operate undetected among civilians. Operation Jade Helm begins in July and will last for eight weeks. Soldiers will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado where some of them wil drop from planes while carrying weapons loaded with blanks in what military officials have dubbed Realistic Military Training. ....snip....
  • West captures Senate seat in special election(GOP pickup)

    03/15/2015 11:52:04 PM PDT · by rhinohunter · 6 replies
    The Morehead News ^ | 03-06-2015 | Larry DeHart
    A new state senator for this area was elected Tuesday in a special election that was decided by only 12 percent of the nearly 82,000 registered voters in eight counties. Republican Steve West of Millersburg won six of the eight counties to capture the remaining 20 months of the term. Democrat Kelly Caudill of Maysville won in Rowan and Mason counties but lost by a total of 866 votes in the special election. West will fill the Senate seat vacated by Walter Blevins.
  • Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is joining Cuomo's administration as special adviser

    02/14/2015 10:37:24 AM PST · by 9thLife · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, January 16, 2015, 11:44 PM | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY — Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is joining Gov. Cuomo’s administration as a special adviser to the governor, the Daily News has learned. Quinn will be a part-time staffer until mid-April when she finishes her stint as a resident fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, a source said. After that, she will jump on board full-time. Quinn headed up the Cuomo-created Women’s Equality Party in 2014 during the governor’s reelection campaign.
  • Beware Putin’s Special War in 2015

    12/24/2014 5:11:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The 20 Committee ^ | 12/23/14 | staff
    December 2014 is the month Putin’s Russia was plunged into undeniable crisis. Between the dramatic drop in oil prices and the collapse of the ruble, under Western sanctions pressure, Russians are going into the new year in a dramatically different, and lessened, economic situation than the one they enjoyed at the beginning of the year now ending.This will bring myriad hardships to Russians, particularly because even Moscow is admitting that low oil prices may be the “new normal” until the 2030’s. Caveats abound here. The vast majority of Russians don’t travel abroad, much less have vacation properties in Europe, nor...
  • Pennsylvania death row inmate asks federal judge for stay of execution (Illegal Alien)

    09/16/2014 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 17 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 16 September 2014 | Brian Bowling
    A Blair County man to be executed for three first-degree murder convictions asked a federal judge on Monday to stay his execution by Pennsylvania while he appeals his sentences. Miguel Padilla, 34, of Gallitzin plans a federal challenge of the constitutionality of his convictions and sentence, said the brief filed by Marshall Dayan, an assistant federal public defender who specializes in death penalty appeals. He's also asking for the court to appoint an attorney to handle his final appeal and waive his filing fees. Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed the death certificate for Padilla. Padilla's state appeals ran out...
  • Breaking: Special Ops Contractors & Former Navy SEALS Deploying to #Ferguson

    08/20/2014 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Asymmetric Solutions is a Division of Applied Defense Technologies. The St. Louis-based company is staffed by combat experienced SpecOps vets, including: Army Green Berets, Army Delta, Navy SEALs, SEAL 6, and Agency SOF. The company offers a real-world training environment with exceptional instructors on self defense from criminal violence.On Tuesday Assymetric Solutions tweeted out that they were being deployed to Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Judge launches special inquiry into missing IRS emails and Lerner hard drive

    08/14/2014 8:38:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8/14/14 | William A. Jacobson
    Insufficient IRS explanations cause Judge to order sworn answers from IRS about Lois Lerner’s hard drive and emails. Judicial Watch has sued over missing IRS emails in the federal district court in D.C., pursuant to its FOIA request for such documents.The IRS was ordered to provide explanations as to missing emails, particularly Lois Lerner.The IRS provided explanations, but those were not good enough for the Judge, who launched his own inquiry into the matter, as Judicial Watch explained in a statement posted on its website: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to today’s order...
  • Special-Interest Groups Widening Political Attack Ads

    05/06/2014 10:58:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 14, 2000 | PETER MARKS
    It was one of the more astonishing political images of the year: a newspaper advertisement that linked Osama bin Laden, the suspected international terrorist, with Senator Spencer Abraham, the Michigan Republican. Why is the senator, asked the advertisement that ran in some of Michigan's largest newspapers, ''trying to make it easier for terrorists like Osama bin Laden to export their way of terror to any street in America?''
  • Two resignations further reduce a more than 150-year security body from The City (San Francisco)

    05/04/2014 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | May 4, 2014 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    Two longtime members of The City's little-known Patrol Special Police resigned in recent weeks after administrative charges were filed against them with the Police Commission, but then apparently rescinded their resignations, opting instead for a leave of absence. The resignations or leaves of absence of brothers Todd and Scott Hart brings the already dwindling number of Patrol Specials down even further. Once numbering in the hundreds, they now stand at fewer than 10. "They were brought up on administrative charges, not criminal charges," said Alan Byard, president of the Patrol Special Police Offcers Association. "They have resigned so everything is...
  • Nothing Clever about Winning with Lies and Special Interest Riches

    05/03/2014 9:05:11 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    redstate ^ | 5/2/2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Over the past few weeks, political news outlets have been filled with articles beaming about the masterful strategy of the GOP establishment in crushing grassroots challenges. They smugly celebrate the wily tactics of Senator Mitch McConnell, the Chamber of Commerce, and Crossroads in counterattacking the Tea Party. But when you think past the initial headline, you will find that there is nothing special, clever, or innovative about their strategy. It is quite simple. Members of the political class, which is comprised of the leaders in both parties, support unconstitutional policies, corporate welfare, amnesty for illegals, consistent debt ceiling increases, federal...
  • WATCH: A Very Special 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Wins Viewers' Hearts (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | TRN
    Wednesday, 'Wheel of Fortune' had a very inspirational contestant in Trent Girone. The 21-year-old Peoria, Ariz., resident is a self-described "Wheel of Fortune" fanatic, but more important, he's the first special needs contestant ever to compete on the show.Girone has had nine brain surgeries and has both Asperger's and Tourette's syndromes, but that didn't stop him from taking early control of the wheel by successfully guessing the first puzzle, "a smashing success." Girone ultimately didn't win the game -- he hit the dreaded Bankrupt slot -- but he won viewer hearts from coast-to-coast.  WATCH:
  • House Republicans call for special prosecutor on Tea Party targeting

    05/02/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/1/14 | Bernie Becker
    House Republicans plan to vote next week on a resolution that would urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. In a statement announcing the vote, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Republicans have no faith in the investigation that is already being carried out at the Justice Department. “It is time for Attorney General Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting scandal and bring the appropriate charges against those responsible,” Cantor said in a statement. “This is far too serious a matter
  • ‘Magic Garden’s’ long-lost Christmas special discovered in WPIX archives

    12/25/2013 3:14:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 23, 2013 | David Hinckley
    It’s a miracle on 42nd Street. The long-unseen Christmas episode of WPIX/Ch. 11’s beloved “Magic Garden” children series has magically reappeared and will air Christmas Day at 6 p.m. “We’re beyond excited,” says Rolando Pujol, executive producer of digital, who along with licensing producer Joan De Jesus discovered the show in a forgotten sub-basement at the station’s East 42nd St. offices earlier this year. The show originally aired on Dec. 13, 1981. It may have had a re-airing a year or two later, but then it disappeared. It turned up among several hundred vintage WPIX tapes in a long-ignored room,...
  • DoD Leave for Same-Sex Marriage Criticized (Special Leave others do not get)

    08/21/2013 3:41:55 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies
    http://www.military.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | Stars and Stripes
    Conservative critics are blasting the Defense Department for giving gay troops an early wedding gift: up to 10 days uncharged leave time for same-sex marriages.
  • Congressmen and their aides exempt themselves from Obamacare costs

    08/02/2013 6:41:59 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Rick Moran
    The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources. A White House official confirmed the deal and said the proposed regulations will be issued next week. Just Wednesday, POLITICO reported that President Barack Obama told Democratic senators that he was personally involved in finding a solution. The problem was rooted in the original text of the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) inserted a provision which...
  • Obamacare hurts parents of special-needs children

    08/01/2013 8:49:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/1/13 | Patrick Howley
    President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” will make it more difficult for parents of special-needs children to pay for tuition at special schools and to purchase medical equipment, according to a new report. More than 30 million Americans place money into a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through their employers to help save emergency funds to pay for their families’ medical costs. Obamacare institutes a brand new $2,500 cap for FSAs, which will make more money taxable and could raise $13 billion in taxes for the federal government over the next decade. “Before Obamacare passed, there was no...
  • Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues

    07/29/2013 10:05:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 7/29/13 | Keith Koffler
    The White House continues to bar average Americans from touring “The People House” but nevertheless lavishes spending on all sorts of special invitees – from diners at last week’s Iftar dinner breaking the Muslim fast to sports teams and foreign diplomats. Obama basketball 2Soon after the outcry over the cancellation of tours due to the sequester, the White House promised to see what could be done to allow some visits to resume. But nothing was done and no one can visit – unless President Obama finds you useful or amusing. Favored guest have poured in this month, even though Obama...
  • First verified lie from Ed Snowden

    06/12/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 143 replies
    blackfive.net ^ | 6-12-2013 | Uncle Jimbo
    NSA leaker Ed Snowden claimed to have broken both of his legs while training for Special Forces. "In 2003, he enlisted in the US army and began a training program to join the Special Forces. Invoking the same principles that he now cites to justify his leaks, he said: "I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression"." That is simply not true as the statement from the Special Warfare Center & School below clearly points out. "Snowden was never a student at...
  • Ending the ‘special relationship’

    05/29/2013 6:59:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/29/13 | SETH LIPSKY
    Incredible is the word for the news that the Obama administration has warned Britain against betting on American backing if it withdraws from the European Union. In all of President Obama’s leftism, there is little so myopic as this. Yet that’s the news that broke over the weekend, and on Memorial Day, no less. It’s a day on which we remember the fallen in our wars. It’s hard think of any country that has stood faster with us — and vice versa — than Great Britain. So if the British people were to decide, democratically, that their best interests lie...
  • Expert: U.S.Doing No Favors in Giving Israel Special Ally Status

    03/06/2013 5:03:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    The U.S. is not doing Israel any favors by granting it special status as a strategic ally, according to New York based strategy expert Mark Langfan. He predicts a domino effect in which other U.S. allies in the region would collapse, if, G-d forbid, Israel does.. "Without Israel, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia are toast," Langfan told Arutz Sheva, "and they know it." "Without Israel, oil would be $1,000 a barrel. Without Israel, the US would have to fund an extra $200 billion yearly defense budget to defend southern NATO countries from a Muslim caliphate's northward tsunami." Following reports of an...
  • Afghans accuse U.S. special forces of being involved in torture

    02/24/2013 5:36:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan -Afghanistan´s president says all U.S. special forces must leave eastern Wardak province within two weeks because of allegations that Afghans working with them are torturing and abusing other Afghans. Presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi says Sunday´s decision was taken during a meeting of the National Security Council because of the alleged actions of Afghans who are linked to the U.S. special forces. He said the government wants the individuals, whom he did not identify, to be handed over to the government. Wardak is a restive province next to Kabul and has been the focus of counterinsurgency efforts.
  • Commander: Special ops to lose $1 billion

    01/29/2013 8:52:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/13 | Kristina Wong
    The commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said Tuesday that his unit’s budget would lose $1 billion this year as a result of the defense budget stalemate in Washington. During an annual National Defense Industrial Association conference for special operators, Navy Adm. William McRaven noted that the Defense Department is operating on a continuing resolution, which limits spending to 2012 levels, even as automatic, across-the-board spending cuts called sequestration are set to begin March 1. “The continuing resolution … in all honesty puts a greater constraint on us than sequester
  • Colorado Springs Doctor Rescued from Taliban

    12/09/2012 7:28:32 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 9, 2012 | Clayton Sandell
    Dr. Dilip Joseph and two colleagues were kidnapped by a group of armed men while returning from a visit to a rural medical clinic in eastern Kabul Province, according to a statement from their employer, Colorado Springs-based Morning Star Development. The statement said the three were eventually taken to a mountainous area about 50 miles from the border with Pakistan. Morning Star's crisis management team in Colorado Springs was in contact with the hostages and their captors almost immediately, the statement said. On Saturday evening in Afghanistan, two of the three hostages were released. Morning Star did not release their...
  • This is America Charlie Brown, The Mayflower Voyagers

    11/22/2012 6:52:44 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    One of my favorite Peanuts holiday specials. Charlie Brown and the gang play Pilgrim children in this re-enactment of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving. I highly recommend this one for children. It's also nice to see something from Hollywood that's pro Western civilization.
  • Lawyer: Angela Corey missed deadline to release evidence

    04/28/2012 8:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | April 28, 2012 | Sean Lavin, Assignment Editor
    SANFORD, Fla. - As controversy over the $200,000 George Zimmerman raised on PayPal took center stage Friday, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's decision to ignore legal questions raised over whether she's obeying Florida's public record law went largely unnoticed. But the issue of whether Corey has the legal right to continue preventing the public from seeing the evidence she says proves Zimmerman committed the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin seems to be coming to a head. The special prosecutor's office on Friday refused to make that evidence public -- even though an attorney fighting for the public's access insists Friday...
  • Report: Iranian Special Forces Are Marching Into Syria

    02/08/2012 10:36:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim Hoft
    The Turkish news is reporting that Iran Quds forces are marching into Syria to quash the rebellion. The Tatler reported: According to the Turkish newspaper, Sabah, the commander of the Quds forces, Qassem Soleimani and 15,000 of his fighters have entered Syria with the mission of assisting in the suppression of the Syrian protestors. The Quds forces will act as a firewall for the Assad regime as the Syrian army is finding itself in a difficult situation where many officers are joining the opposition because they do not approve of the mass killings of the civilians, which so far has...
  • Any News From Today's West Virginia Special Election For Governor?

    10/04/2011 12:44:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    10-4-11 | TCRLAF
    Got to admit, I didn't even know it was happening until this weekend. And I'm seeing tons of tweets from RockTheVote, CollegeDemocrats, etc., all the usual Dem suspects about it, but none from our side...
  • Vote Today in New York 9th Congressional for Bob Turner (R) POLLS OPEN 6 AM and CLOSE 9 PM

    Primary Election: September 13, 2011 Special Election: September 13, 2011 in the following areas: 9th Congressional District, 23rd Assembly District, 27th Assembly District, 54th Assembly District, 73rd Assembly District, 116th Assembly District, 144th Assembly District. Magellan Strategies BR today released the survey results of an automated survey of 2,055 likely voters in New York’s 9th Congressional District. The survey was conducted September 1st, 2011 and has a margin of error of 2.16%. The survey finds Republican Bob Turner leading Democrat David Weprin by 4 points (Turner 44.6%/Weprin 40.4%/Hoeppner 3.2%/undecided 11.8%). Ballot intensity benefits Turner with 35.8% of the respondents definitely...
  • Dems' peril in New York special election sparks fear for Nov. ’12

    09/13/2011 4:36:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/13/11 | Cameron Joseph
    Dems' peril in New York special election sparks fear for Nov. ’12By Cameron Joseph - 09/13/11 05:00 AM ET A looming Democratic loss in New York’s special election Tuesday would be seen as a sign of big political and policy problems for President Obama and his party heading into next year’s election. Democrats have held former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) district since it was created, but two polls conducted in the past week show Republican candidate Bob Turner has a strong chance of capturing the seat. And it could be Obama who shoulders the blame for the loss, which would...
  • Breaking: Dayton caves, will call special session

    07/14/2011 9:46:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 7/14/11 | http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/14/breaking-dayton-caves-will-call-special-session/
    Looks like Republicans have prevailed in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton has “reluctantly” agreed to the GOP’s June 30th budget proposal and will call a special session to pass it in three days, ending the state shutdown started by his veto of the budget proposed in May: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Thursday to House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, saying he “reluctantly” agrees to accept the Republican budget proposal from June 30 if it will end the government shutdown. Dayton said accepting the offer would bridge a $1.4 billion gap between him and the...
  • Perry calls Lege into immediate special session

    05/31/2011 12:52:14 PM PDT · by TLI · 19 replies
    Community Impact Newspaper ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | Marcus Funk
    AUSTIN — In an unconventional move, Gov. Rick Perry recalled the Texas Legislature into a special session May 31, rather than waiting the traditional period of 30 days before doing so. The special session itself is not surprising; in the closing days of the regular session, which concluded May 30, critical bills on school finance and the state budget collapsed, making an overtime meeting unavoidable. But the timing is a surprise play out of right field. Ordinarily, special sessions are called in July. That way, Perry can veto legislation in June without fear of a legislative override, and it gives...
  • If you're planning on watching the HBO special on HBO, Don't waste your time.

    02/07/2011 7:53:38 PM PST · by rrdog · 16 replies
    hbo | self
    The show was not only a liberal hit piece, they had some of the dumbest liberals in America as "specialist". This idiot economist from MIT, Simon Johnson, actually blamed Ronald Reagan for the current deficits and said that the economy got much worse under Reagan. One wonders how these people get this stupid so early in life. I suppose one of his grants was cut in the 80s and he figured life must have been hard for everyone. Anyway, don't waste your time. The hit pieces are sometimes ok, I get a little bias and can live with it. This...
  • Is Pollard Caspar Weinberger's Revenge on the Jews?

    12/23/2010 8:33:25 AM PST · by TPOOH · 95 replies · 2+ views
    IsraeliNationalNews Arutz Sheva ^ | Dec 23, 2010 | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    Why is this man still in jail? Why was this man forced to spend seven years in solitary? Why is still confined, languishing, festering in jail for a total of twenty five years? Solitary confinement is the most barbaric of punishments. Few people can withstand this form of torture without becoming very ill, both physically and mentally. Am I talking about the Soviet Gulag? Or about some hell-hole in Afghanistan or Iran? Last year, The New Yorker ran a piece about solitary confinement. The article concludes that this punishment amounts to torture, that it can even induce “acute psychosis with...
  • Rahm Emanuel Confident He'll Survive Residency Test

    12/20/2010 3:55:28 PM PST · by PBRCat · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 20, 2010 | Fran Spielman
    On Monday, Emanuel made his first public comment about the case since last week, when he endured nearly 12 hours of questioning, some of it by nearly two dozen citizen objectors, without losing his legendary temper. The former White House chief of staff said he is confident he will survive the challenge because of what he called the “compelling points” that he and his attorneys made last week. Attorney Burt Odelson has argued that Emanuel should be knocked off the ballot because he rented out his Ravenswood home and, therefore, does not fulfill the requirement that candidates for mayor have...
  • The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes

    10/11/2010 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.11.10 @ 6:09AM | By Jeffrey Lord
    A mushrooming political battle over ObamaCare involving the White House, two incumbent Pennsylvania congressmen, three Catholic hospitals and a nun has just exploded in, of all places, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Charges from the Scranton medical community of intimidation by the Obama White House and its allies are filling the air. All of this just as Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Scranton today to raise money for one of the participants.
  • Face of Defense: Holiday Has Special Meaning for Captain

    07/02/2010 8:40:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Face of Defense ^ | Tim Hipps
    FORT CARSON, Colo., July 2, 2010 – The Fourth of July is especially significant to Capt. Fred Babauta, commander of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. Five years after an improvised explosive device put him in a coma for 11 days, Capt. Fred Babauta commands the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. This Independence Day marks the fifth anniversary of Babauta’s awakening from an 11-day coma after encountering an improvised explosive device in Ramadi, Iraq, that twice cut his jugular vein and left him blind in the...
  • Djou calls Hawaii special election race 'pretty much over' (GOP anti-Hussein romp begins!)

    05/15/2010 11:31:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,878+ views
    Link only - Djou calls Hawaii special election race 'pretty much over'
  • DCCC won't spend more money on Hawaii special election ads

    05/10/2010 9:46:39 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 4 replies · 302+ views
    KOHN ^ | May 11, 2010 | GINA MANGIERI
    National democrats are pulling out of Hawaii's congressional special election, taking their money with them. After spending big bucks, they're blaming local democrats for allowing what they see as a split-vote . Local democrats say they're not unhappy the national involvement is over. You've seen the ads sponsored by the DCCC -- the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. After about three $300,000 worth, the group says it's through with Hawaii for now. Frustrated that Colleen Hanabusa is splitting the democratic vote with ed case while both trail the republican in some polls, the DCCC said "local democrats were unable to work...
  • ISF shown helicopter insertion methods

    04/24/2010 5:00:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 399+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Cody Harding
    COB ADDER – As the United States continues to prepare for the eventual withdraw of forces from Iraq, its service members are focused on training Iraqi Security Forces to assume the responsibility of securing their nation. To that end, a group of Iraqi Commandos and members of the Iraqi Tactical Support Unit received training here throughout April, when Soldiers with the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade provided instruction on helicopter insertion techniques. The training, conducted with the help of two U.S. Special Forces Soldiers, was supervised by the 12th CAB's plans section. Capt. Igan O'Reilly, a coordinator for the section, said...
  • Now Toby Keith Isn’t Sure About His Part In The Sarah Palin Special

    03/31/2010 5:05:34 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 62 replies · 2,145+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 03/31/10 | Steve Krakauer
    Sarah Palin’s Real American Stories special premiering tomorrow night is continuing to draw controversy today (also, we got a sneak peek of the show). First it was LL Cool J, and now representatives for Toby Keith are speaking out about their surprise regarding the country star’s inclusion in the show. According to HitFix: Keith, who says he’s a registered Democrat, was not told about the usage of a past interview for Palin’s program. “We were never contacted by Fox,” his rep tells Hitfix.”I have no idea what interview it’s taken from.They’re promoting this like it’s a brand new interview. He...
  • Mullen: History Will Reveal Decisive Special Operations Role

    03/05/2010 5:27:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 383+ views
    CORONADO, Calif., March 5, 2010 – Addressing a group of Navy SEALs here yesterday, the nation’s top military officer said history would show the decisive contributions provided by special operations troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses sailors assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 1 in Coronado, Calif., March 4, 2010. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I actually believe that when the story is told someday in history that the role of special forces in these wars will...
  • Rahm Apologizes for Privately Calling Liberal Activists "Retarded"

    02/02/2010 11:17:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1,178+ views
    abc ^ | 2/2/10 | Jake Tapper
    White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel apologized to the head of the Special Olympics today after the Wall Street Journal reported the fiery Chicagoan privately called a group of liberal activists "f---ing retarded." Last August, Emanuel "showed up at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides," the Journal's Peter Wallsten reported. "Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama's health-care overhaul. 'F—ing retarded,' Mr. Emanuel scolded the group, according to several participants. He warned them not to alienate lawmakers whose votes would be needed on...
  • Learning Lessons Right and Wrong from the Massachusetts Special Election

    01/24/2010 10:47:00 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 1 replies · 280+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | 1-20-2010 | John F. Di Leo
    The right is cheering, and the left is, well, blaming. The candidate blames the White House; the White House blames the candidate; the state and national party leaders blame each other. There’s plenty of blame to go around. Just as predictions were all over the map for weeks before it, explanations and theories will be all over the map for months afterward. Like the adherents of Nostradamus, citing every historical event in the past few centuries as proof that he called it, spot on… people will twist the message of the Scott Brown election to fit their own narrative. But...
  • Glen Beck's special "The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free or Die" (5 p.m., 2 a.m. FOX News TODAY)

    01/22/2010 1:50:50 PM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 34 replies · 2,239+ views
    The Glen Beck Program ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | Biochemky
    Don't miss Glen Beck's special that airs at 5 p.m. this afternoon (and 2 a.m.) which will further expose the Obama's true political mentors and may also present actions Obama is likely being highly pressured to take now that his so-called "populace mandate" is slipping away. The title on the special is "The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free...or Die". A 40-second preview videa clip is available at http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/34922/ A description of the special is quoted follows: "A groundbreaking hour long special where Glenn Beck takes us back in time to examine the roots of socialism and communism and the evil that...
  • U.S. steps up special operations mission in Afghanistan

    12/15/2009 11:43:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 277+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/15/09
    Under the shift in strategy, the teams now focus on targeting key Taliban figures rather than mainly hunting Al Qaeda leaders and have increased the number of raids they conduct, officials say. Reporting from Washington - The U.S. military command has quietly shifted and intensified the mission of clandestine special operations forces in Afghanistan, senior officials said, targeting key figures within the Taliban, rather than almost exclusively hunting Al Qaeda leaders.
  • What Are the Odds of 0 Doug Hoffman Votes in Three Different Polling Places?

    11/12/2009 1:30:00 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 50 replies · 3,246+ views
    NRO - The Campaign Spot ^ | 11/12/09 | Jim Geraghty
    There's something strange going on up in New York's 23rd congressional district, as noted by the TCOT guys. Unless Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman got exactly zero votes in the town of Fenner (Owens got 157, Scozzafava got 248), and at one polling place in the town of Hamilton (Owens got 75, Scozzafava got 79), and at one polling place in the town of Sullivan (Owens got 173, Scozzafava got 251), the initial vote totals look rather hinky.
  • Top 10 Things that Make Humans Special

    11/11/2009 7:11:15 AM PST · by wildbill · 17 replies · 899+ views
    Live Science ^ | Nov. 2009 | Charles Choi
    Humans are unusual animals by any stretch of the imagination, ones that have changed the face of the world around us. What makes us so special when compared to the rest of the animal kingdom? Some things we take completely for granted might surprise you. -
  • David Harmer (R)- CA 10th receives 42.69% of vote, highest % for non Dem this decade

    11/04/2009 6:48:59 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 14 replies · 860+ views
    California Secretary of State ^ | November 4, 2009 | steelers6
    100.00% (264 of 264) precincts partially or fully reporting as of Nov 4, 2009, 12:13 a.m. Candidate Votes Percent David Harmer (Rep) 53,441 42.69% Jeremy Cloward (Grn) 2,314 1.85% Jerome "Jerry" Denham (AI) 1,435 1.15% John Garamendi (Dem) 66,311 52.98% Mary C. McIlroy (P&F) 1,672 1.34% Nov 2008 Ellen Tauscher (Dem) 192,226 65.2% Nicholas Gerber (Rep) 91,877 31.1% Eugene Ruyle (Peace and Freedom) 11,062 3.7% Nov 2006 Ellen Tauscher (Dem) 130,859 66.5% Darcy Linn (Rep) 66,069 33.5% Nov 2004 Ellen Tauscher (Dem) 182,750 65.8% Jeff Ketelson (Rep) 95,349 34.2% Nov 2002 Ellen Tauscher (Dem) 126,390 75.6% Sonia Alonso (Libertarian) 40,807...
  • Government to get special swine flu vaccine

    10/19/2009 9:04:10 AM PDT · by Jewbacca · 35 replies · 1,448+ views
    The Local (Germany's News in English) ^ | October 19, 2009 | Editor
    Just a week after it emerged that the German armed forces was getting a different kind of A/H1N1 vaccine to the general population, Der Spiegel magazine reports that the government will also get special treatment. The general population will be offered the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine, called Pandemrix, which contains a new booster element, or adjuvant, as well as a preservative containing mercury. Controversy has grown around the rapid licensing of the GSK vaccine – and a similar one being made by Novartis. Critics said not enough testing had been conducted before European licensing authorities rushed an approval. Chancellor Angela Merkel, her...
  • Jefferson County Sheriff defends soldier's funeral procession (MUST READ THE SHERIFFF RESPONSE!)

    09/10/2009 1:53:51 PM PDT · by 2banana · 21 replies · 2,590+ views
    StlToday.com ^ | 09/10/2009 | Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer
    Jefferson County Sheriff defends soldier's funeral procession JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County sheriff has offered a stern response to a woman complaining she was inconvenienced by a procession accompanying a soldier's casket. ... Boyer is a Vietnam veteran. He said Thursday he didn't intend for the e-mail to be widely released. -------------------------------------- The original email was sent to Sheriff Glenn Boyer on Thursday, August 27. Below is the citizen's email followed by Sheriff Boyer's response. I tried to call you earlier this morning, but was unable to obtain your extension from the voice mail system as I was not...