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  • Stern's Possible SEIU Successor Could Make Union Peace Elusive

    04/25/2010 5:35:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 444+ views
    fox ^ | 4/25/10 | fox
    At a time when the nation's fastest-growing union is starting to fall victim to its own aggression, some question whether Anna Burger -- who may be in line to replace SEIU President Andy Stern -- can deliver anything but more of the same. For nearly three decades, Anna Burger has followed Andy Stern like a shadow in her rise through the ranks of the American labor movement. She succeeded Stern as president of their local Pennsylvania shop when he left for Washington in the mid-'80s. She later tagged along to the capital, and a few years after Stern won the...
  • N. Korea: Jong Woon Propaganda Comes to a Halt (presumed successor in a dog house?)

    08/26/2009 10:51:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 653+ views
    Daily NK ^ | 08/27/09 | Moon Sung Hwee
    Jong Woon Propaganda Comes to a Halt By Moon Sung Hwee, from Jagang in 2006 [2009-08-27 10:31 ] According to sources from inside North Korea, domestic propaganda building up the reputation of Kim Jong Woon as the successor to Kim Jong Il, which had been intense, has been temporarily halted. Since August, potential anomalies in the third-generation succession system have been detected. Kim Gil Myung (pseudonym), who trades between Dandong, China and Shinuiju, North Korea, met with a Daily NK reporter on the 20th. "The succession project (regarding Kim Jong Woon) has completely stopped,” he said, “Since the start of...
  • Letter recognizes what we hesitate to say (Mega) Kennedy Bum-Kissing Barf Alert!

    08/20/2009 5:53:07 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 29 replies · 1,785+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 20, 2009 | Scot Lehigh
    Letter recognizes what we hesitate to say By Scot Lehigh Globe Columnist / August 20, 2009 It’s hard to read Ted Kennedy’s letter without shaking your head in sadness and in wonder.
  • (2nd LD)S. Korean man says purported photo of N. Korean successor his own(Asahi TV hoax)

    06/10/2009 11:06:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 424+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/10/09 | Sam Kim
    (2nd LD) S. Korean man says purported photo of N. Korean successor his own By Sam Kim SEOUL, June 10 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean man said Wednesday the photo of a man a Japanese television station claims to be that of the successor to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is, in fact, his own. The photo, shown by Japan's Asahi TV earlier Wednesday, shows a young man wearing sunglasses and a white T-shirt. The report said the photo, which it says it obtained exclusively, is of Kim's third son, Jong-un, who is apparently preparing to take over the communist...
  • U.S. Seeks Successor to Trident Submarine

    02/20/2009 3:15:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 723+ views
    NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE KING’S BAY, Ga., Feb. 20, 2009 – The U.S. Navy has started the process to find a 21st-century successor to the Trident strategic missile submarine, senior Defense Department officials said here yesterday. Left to right, Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter; Navy Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of Naval Operations; and Air Force Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, meet with reporters at Naval Submarine Base King’s Bay, Ga., Feb. 19, 2009. The USS Rhode Island, a Trident strategic...
  • N. Korea: Memo reportedly names Kim Jong Il's third son as successor

    02/17/2009 6:36:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 519+ views
    Memo reportedly names Kim Jong Il's third son as successor A source close to the North Korean government has told the Mainichi that an internal memo circulating in the North Korean military headquarters has named Kim Jong Il's third son, 26-year-old Kim Jong Un, as his successor. However, Kim's second son, Kim Jong Chol, 28, is complicating the transfer of power as he is also apparently vying for the position following his appointment to a top post in the Workers' Party of Korea. According to the source, the memo is believed to be used for military ideological training and says...
  • North Korean leader's eldest son could still be heir: analysts

    01/25/2009 2:02:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 659+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/25/09
    North Korean leader's eldest son could still be heir: analysts January 25, 2009, 3:53 pm SEOUL (Reuters) - A comment by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's eldest son Kim Jong-nam that he is not interested in the issue of succession does not imply he is out of the competition to run the country, analysts said on Sunday. In comments to reporters at a hotel in Beijing on Saturday, the younger Kim said "I have no interest," when asked if he was interested in the leadership succession issue, according to Yonhap News Agency. He said succession was only for his father...
  • Gates to sit out Obama inauguration (designated successor for disaster)

    01/19/2009 12:09:32 PM PST · by gondramB · 45 replies · 2,440+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Jan 19, 11:17 am ET
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Robert Gates will sit out Barack Obama's inauguration at an undisclosed location as the "designated successor" in the event of a catastrophe, the White House announced Monday. While the eyes of the world are glued Tuesday to Obama's historic swearing-in, attended by outgoing US President George W. Bush and both outgoing and incoming senior aides, Gates will stay away, said spokeswoman Dana Perino. "In order to ensure continuity of government, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been designated by the outgoing administration, with the concurrence of the incoming administration, to serve as the designated successor...
  • BBC: 'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

    07/15/2008 1:16:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 171+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 15 July 2008 19:26 UK 18:26 GMT, | BBC Staff
    'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call The US blames Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri for attacks on its troops A message purported to be from the fugitive deputy of executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has called on insurgents to make a final push against US forces. The message attributed to Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri urged Iraqi fighters to "make this year... decisive for victory". The message also called on US President George W Bush to "come clean about the scale of US losses". Ibrahim is the most senior member of Saddam Hussein's regime still at large. The message, aired by Dubai-based satellite broadcaster...
  • Five years on, Saddam's successor resurfaces (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

    06/18/2008 2:33:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 204+ views
    alJazeera Magazine ^ | 6/17/08 | Nicola Nasser
    Izzat Ibrahim Addouri has resurfaced despite a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. By Nicola Nasser Addouri Outlines Anti-U.S. Strategy For the first time since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in April 2003, the deputy of Saddam Hussein, the late President of Iraq, Izzat Ibrahim Addouri has resurfaced, despite a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, in a lengthy interview with Abdel-Azim Manaf, the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Mawqif Al-Arabi, not a mainstream, on May 26 to lay out the strategy and tactics of the Iraqi resistance led by the former ruling party, Al-Baath. Addouri's resurface and...
  • Buffett defends sovereign wealth funds

    03/01/2008 7:23:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 82+ views
    FT ^ | 02/29/08 | Francesco Guerrera and Justin Baer
    Buffett defends sovereign wealth funds By Francesco Guerrera and Justin Baer in New York Published: February 29 2008 23:10 | Last updated: March 1 2008 01:15 Warren Buffett has hit out at rising US opposition to investments by sovereign wealth funds, saying their recent buying spree was a function of misguided trade policies and not “some nefarious plot by foreign governments”. In his closely-watched annual letter to shareholders, the 77-year-old billionaire investor revealed he had chosen four unnamed candidates to replace him as chief investment officer of Berkshire Hathaway, his conglomerate, when he dies or steps down. Berkshire has a...
  • Musharraf names Pakistan army successor

    10/02/2007 8:41:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 75+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/2/07 | Zarar Khan - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Gen. Pervez Musharraf pushed ahead Tuesday with plans for an expected re-election victory, naming a trusted ally to lead the military in his place and agreeing to amnesty for a former prime minister who could become a key ally against terrorism. Musharraf has enraged opponents by simultaneously serving as head of the army and president, and has promised to doff his uniform if he wins Saturday's vote by national and provincial lawmakers. A bloc of opposition lawmakers resigned from parliament on Tuesday, hoping their departure would rob the election of legitimacy. Musharraf will grant former Prime...
  • Saudi King Loses Power To Choose Successor

    02/09/2007 6:56:23 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 705+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-10-2007 | HughMiles
    Saudi king loses power to choose successor By Hugh Miles Last Updated: 1:53am GMT 10/02/2007 Until now, the king alone has selected his successor Saudi Arabia has significantly reduced the powers of its absolute monarchy by quietly removing the king's authority to choose his own successor. This landmark constitutional reform, enacted by royal order last October but only disclosed this week, fundamentally changes the way the desert kingdom – which controls 25 per cent of the world's oil – is governed. Until now, the king alone has selected his successor, known as the crown prince, from among the sons and...
  • Al-Zarqawi's successor gets the credit

    06/20/2006 9:11:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,148+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/06 | Nadia Abou El-Magd - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq killed two U.S. soldiers whom the group abducted last week, an insurgent umbrella group said in a Web statement posted Tuesday. The statement, which could not be authenticated, said the two soldiers were "slaughtered," suggesting they had been beheaded by Abu Hamza al-Muhajer. The Arabic word used in the statement, "nahr," is used for the slaughtering of sheep by cutting the throat and has been used in past statements to refer to beheadings. The claim of responsibility was posted on an Islamic militant Web site where insurgent groups regularly post...
  • U.S. identifies al-Zarqawi's successor - Abu Ayyub al-Masri, a/k/a Abu Hamza al-Muhajir

    06/15/2006 6:51:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 1,439+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/06 | AP - Baghdad
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. military said Thursday the man claiming to be the new al-Qaida in Iraq leader is Abu Ayyub al-Masri, an Egyptian with ties to Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said al-Masri apparently is the same person that al-Qaida in Iraq identified in a Web posting last week as its new leader — Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, a nom de guerre. Al-Muhajer claimed to have succeeded Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a June 7 U.S. airstrike, and vowed to avenge him in threatening Web statements...
  • N. Korea:Fuji TV Airs Video of Kim Jong-Chol's German Trip(Chia's boy digs Eric Clapton)

    06/15/2006 7:42:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 1,618+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/15/06
    /begin my summaryN. Korea: Japan's Fuji TV Airs Video of Kim Jong-Chol Touring Germany Kim Jong-chol and his girl Japan's Fuji TV aired video footage recording the activities of a man thought to be Kim Jong-chol, Kim Jong-il's second son and his alleged successor. Two prior American classmates of Kim Jong-chol at a Swiss private school were sure that the man in the footage is Kim. In the video, a man of about 5' 8'' in height, was taking pictures or enjoying concerts with four or five other people. It was filmed between June 3rd and 7th before the opening...
  • Al-Zarqawi successor vows to keep fighting - Abu Hamza al-Muhajer

    06/13/2006 10:12:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 615+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/06 | Nadia Abou El-Magd - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq vowed to defeat "crusaders and Shiites" in Iraq, and he said "holy warriors" there were stronger than ever, according to a Web statement posted Tuesday — the first from the new terrorist leader. The statement appeared one day after the group announced that a man identified by the nom de guerre Abu Hamza al-Muhajer would succeed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as its leader. The Jordanian-born militant died June 7 in a U.S. airstrike on a safehouse in Baqouba, north of Baghdad. "It's no secret the ferociousness of the battle that is...
  • Zarqawi Successor Named

    06/12/2006 7:03:12 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 278 replies · 9,420+ views
    Sky News ^ | 6/12/06
    Updated: 14:59, Monday June 12, 2006 Al Qaeda has named a successor to Iraqi terror leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, who was killed in an American air strike last week.A militant called Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Muhajer has been named on a website used by the Islamist terrorists.More follows...
  • Harman positioned to run statewide (DiFi's successor?)

    10/21/2005 10:16:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 210+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/21/05 | Peter Savodnik
    Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) insists she has no plans to run statewide anytime soon, but it’s conventional wisdom in Washington and California that her centrist voting record and leadership spot on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence make her a prime candidate to succeed Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). The announcement that she had launched a political action committee, SecureUS, earlier this month only fueled the speculation. So far, however, Harman is not biting. “What I’m trying to do is make my best contribution for taking back the agenda in the House of Representatives and the Senate,” Harman said yesterday between...
  • ANC Leader Tainted By Trial (Mbeki's Successor, South Africa)

    06/02/2005 6:35:08 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 253+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-3-2005 | Christopher Munnion
    ANC leader tainted by trial By Christopher Munnion in Johannesburg (Filed: 03/06/2005) South Africa's establishment was thrown into disarray yesterday after Jacob Zuma, an ANC leader tipped to succeed President Thabo Mbeki, was implicated in the corruption trial of a flamboyant businessman. A close friend and financial adviser to Mr Zuma was found guilty in Durban High Court of soliciting bribes from a French company to pay the deputy president to help win a contract for business with the South African navy. Judge Hilary Squires said he found "convincing and overwhelming evidence of a corrupt relationship" between the convicted man,...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 726 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • We shall stop violence in order to hold peaceful elections (Arafat successor Alert!)

    11/20/2004 2:36:36 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 475+ views
    Asia News ^ | November 20, 2004
    Ramallah (AsiaNews) – The new chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen) vowed to crack down on armed groups operating in Palestinian areas in order to smooth the way for a January 9 presidential election to find a successor to Yasser Arafat. “We have to move on to a new era,” he said and “we will act firmly against anyone who violates the law so that we can make the citizens feel secure.” Mr Abbas also urged Israel to halt “aggressive” military action in the West Bank and Gaza to help him restore order before the...
  • N.Korea: Kim Jong-chol Is The Successor(and more records from Kim Jong-il's secretaries)

    08/31/2004 7:50:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 1,299+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 08/30/04 | N/A
    /begin my translationJapanese mag. Aera: In N. Korea, Kim Jong-chol To Be The Successor "We are instructed to put comrade (Kim) Jong-chol into 6-month training at Advanced Party Academy after he finishes his internship at Organization Guidance Dept. of the Party." While it has been confirmed that Ko Yong-hee(age:51), a wife of N. Korean leader Kim Jong-il, died of heart failure on the dawn of Aug. 13, (Japanese) weekly news magazine Aera, published by Asahi Shimbun(a major Japanese daily,) reported on its latest edition(dated Sept. 6) that it had obtained (N. Korean internal) documents which indicate that Kim Jong-il's...
  • McGreevey's Successor a Veteran of Political Wars (NYT hype alert!)

    08/14/2004 7:25:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 331+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/14/04 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    McGreevey's Successor a Veteran of Political Wars By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD Published: August 15, 2004 EAST ORANGE, N.J., Aug. 13 - Just a few weeks ago at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Richard J. Codey and other current and former politicians took stock of the bubbling scandals this summer in Trenton and played the old parlor game "What if?" "He always talked about being governor, and when we were in Boston one scenario was what if McGreevey resigned," said Brendan T. Byrne, the former New Jersey governor and an ally of Mr. Codey. Mr. Byrne said Mr. Codey left...
  • Mugabe Collapse Sparks Speculation Over His Successor

    10/28/2003 5:09:06 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 137+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-29-2003 | Basildon Peta
    Mugabe collapse sparks speculation over his successor By Basildon Peta, Southern Africa Correspondent 29 October 2003 The health of President Robert Mugabe is failing and he is positioning his favourite, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to take over, according to sources in Zimbabwe. The 79-year-old president's health is said to have been deteriorating for several months, but speculation increased after reports that he collapsed at the weekend after attending a relative's wedding in southern Zimbabwe. Senior sources in Zanu-PF and his spy agency, the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) admitted that Mr Mugabe had recently suffered a minor stroke but said he had recovered...
  • Anzar (Spain) Ready To Quit As His Successor Wins Party Backing

    09/01/2003 5:48:06 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 235+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-2-2003 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Aznar ready to quit as his successor wins party backing By Isambard Wilkinson, Madrid Correspondent (Filed: 02/09/2003) The Spanish prime minister, José María Aznar, who supported the war in Iraq against enormous domestic opposition, had his hand-picked successor endorsed by his party yesterday, clearing the way for him to stand down. Mr Aznar, a former tax inspector who has served as prime minister for seven years but has been promising to step down for the past 18 months, named his deputy, Mariano Rajoy, to take over from him in elections next March. José María Aznar [right] and Mariano Rajoy When...
  • CA: Dispute emerges on whether election will include successor vote

    07/24/2003 7:50:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 176+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 7/24/03 | John Marelius
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gray Davis will be the first statewide elected official in California history to face a recall election. Last night, Secretary of State Kevin Shelley certified the recall, which could come as early as Sept. 23. That would give potential candidates until Saturday to make up their minds. Clouding the process is a dispute that erupted yesterday among lawyers and elected officials over a long-held presumption that the recall election would include a vote for a replacement if Davis were unseated. The once lightly regarded Republican-led Davis recall petition drive turned into a tidal wave that generated nearly...
  • Maine:GOP rankled by King snub of Cianchette

    11/02/2002 4:12:19 PM PST · by SheLion · 7 replies · 154+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 2 November 2002 | A. Jay Higgins
    AUGUSTA - Although it's hard to find many who are willing to confirm it publicly, some Republicans are privately outraged that Gov. Angus S. King chose not to endorse GOP candidate Peter Cianchette as his successor. And the stakes were high - not only for Cianchette, but also John Baldacci, the Democratic candidate in a group of four contenders for the Blaine House. King is the most popular and successful unenrolled politician in modern Maine history and his endorsement could have galvanized a section of independent voters. (Your kidding me!) Since the unenrolled vote is expected to be pivotal...
  • Israeli intelligence: Bin Laden is dead, heir has been chosen

    10/16/2002 4:38:08 PM PDT · by EggsAckley · 21 replies · 228+ views
    World Tribune.Com/Drudge
    SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Wednesday, October 16, 2002 TEL AVIV — Osama Bin Laden appears to be dead but his colleagues have decided that Al Qaida and its insurgency campaign against the United States will continue, Israeli intelligence sources said. Al Qaida terrorists have launched a new campaign of economic warfare and are targeting shipping in the Middle East, according to U.S. intelligence officials. The Israeli sources said Israel and the United States assess that Bin Laden probably died in the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan in December. They said the emergence of new messages by Bin Laden are probably...
  • Pope names cardinal to lead Church in Milan

    07/11/2002 6:10:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 487+ views
    Associated Press - direct feed | July 11, 2002
    VATICAN CITY (AP) _ Genoa's cardinal, who is often mentioned as a top candidate to succeed Pope John Paul II, has been chosen by the pontiff to head the Milan archdiocese, a prestigious and highly visible posting. The Vatican said Thursday that John Paul named Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi to replace Cardinal Maria Martini, who is retiring because of age. Martini, 75, has been serving in Milan, Italy's financial and business capital, since in 1979. Tettamanzi, 68, is considered a moderate and a rising figure in the Italian Church and seen by many observers as a strong candidate to replace John...
  • Al-Seyassah (Kuwaiti daily): On the succession of Yasser Arafat

    06/29/2002 4:13:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 373+ views
    The Kuwaiti daily al-Seyassah on Friday quoted a Palestinian diplomatic source in Abdu Dhabi as saying that Palestinian Authority information and culture official Yasser Abd Rabbu has achieved one of his closest steps towards leading the Palestinian people in succession of Yasser Arafat after the US President George Bush launched the "count down" process to alienate him from the Presidency of the Palestinian Authority. The source disclosed that Abd Rabbu's shares increased with the Americans and the Europeans in a sudden way following Bush's speech, but Sharon and his aides prefer the chairman of the Palestinian protective security department in...