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  • Homosexual Director of Camp Modeled After BoyScouts Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Multiple Boys

    04/22/2014 5:20:40 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 33 replies
    Times-Herald ^ | 4/22/2014
    RICHMOND — The arrest of a middle school teacher on suspicion of child sexual abuse this week has raised questions about the West Contra Costa Unified School District's hiring practices, because the teacher was hired while police were investigating him. Ron Guinto, 32, of Vallejo, was arrested about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Mira Vista Elementary School. The seventh-grade English and science teacher is expected to be charged with 11 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, two counts of forced oral copulation and one count of assault with intent to commit sodomy,...
  • Affordable Care Act driving some premiums up

    10/15/2013 8:27:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    ABC-7 San Francisco ^ | October 15, 2013 | By Michael Finney
    SAN FRANCISCO - One reason the Republicans are so adamantly against Obamacare, is that it's driving individual insurance premiums up. And with the law now kicking in, the bills are coming due. In looking into this, we talked to health insurance companies, and representatives of Covered California, agency implementing the Affordable Care Act in California. What they told us may be a bitter pill to swallow, for those who will pay more. Cynthia Jaynes thought her family would benefit from the Affordable Care Act. The author of several young adult books says her family will see a minimum 11 percent...
  • Boston Marathon Bombers Broke Gun Laws to Acquire Weapons

    04/22/2013 10:20:08 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 22, 2013
    Less than a week after the push by Democrats push for more gun control went down in flames in the Senate, Reuters is reporting the suspected Boston Marathon bombers ignored gun laws that are already on the books in possessing the firearms they used in shootouts with the police. According to Reuters, "The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, who police say engaged in a gun battle early Friday after a frenzied manhunt, were not licensed to own guns in the towns where they lived." This means the handguns and "at least one rifle" the brothers had with...
  • Boston bombing suspects did not have valid handgun licenses

    04/22/2013 6:09:28 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 21, 2013
    The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, who police say engaged in a gun battle with officers early Friday after a frenzied manhunt, were not licensed to own guns in the towns where they lived, authorities said on Sunday. But neither brother appears to have been legally entitled to own or carry firearms where they lived, a fact that may add to the national debate over current gun laws. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed in the shootout with police, would have been required to apply for a gun license with the local police department where he lived...
  • (Gollllll-ly!) Actor Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle

    01/30/2013 7:25:58 AM PST · by dead · 44 replies
    Jim Nabors, the actor best known for playing Gomer Pyle on TV in the 1960s, has married his longtime male partner... The couple met in 1975 when Cadwallader was a Honolulu firefighter...
  • Leading homosexual rights advocate arrested on child pornography suspicions

    09/27/2012 5:51:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Life Side News ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | Johanna Dasteel
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 25, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A prominent homosexual rights advocate surrendered to police on Thursday after being charged with two felony counts of child pornography possession and distribution, according to the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). Larry Brinkin was first arrested on the same allegations in June, but was released, with the SFPD citing the need for further investigation. Now he is awaiting arraignment while out on bail. (Larry Brinkin) The SFPD has released information indicating that some of the children used for Brinkin’s alleged pornography collection appear to be as young as one, two and three...
  • Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Icon, Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    06/25/2012 5:48:53 PM PDT · by Our man in washington · 142 replies
    Police say they arrested 66-year-old Larry Brinkin, the high-profile gay activist, on possession of child pornography on Friday night.
  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms

    06/19/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    WSLS ^ | 06/18/12 | Aaron Martin
    When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first time in 2012. "He...
  • Big-name Florida felon's mailbox surprise: a new voter card

    06/19/2012 6:30:32 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 45 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 6/19/2012 | Jack Furnari
    At the center of one of the most widely publicized public corruption cases in Palm Beach County history, Kevin McCarty’s name is one that rarely goes unrecognized these days. And yet it failed to ring a single bell in the Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor’s Office recently, when elections workers sent McCarty a brand-new voter registration card – little more than a year after returning home from prison and despite a felon status that makes him constitutionally ineligible to vote. This at a time when the state and federal government continue to do battle, suing each other even, over how...
  • Jake Tapper Concedes Media's Bias on Obama Medal of Honor Gaffe, Double Standard on Bachmann

    07/05/2011 2:18:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/5/11 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper appeared on the June 27 edition of Dennis Miller's radio show and conceded to a media blackout of Barack Obama's Medal of Honor gaffe. (The President confused a living recipient with the deceased Jared Monti who died in combat.) Tapper admitted that the President made "a big uncomfortable mistake." He added, "And I don't think that that got the same kind of coverage as, you know, when Sarah Palin got Paul Revere's ride-" Tapper's right. His own network, ABC, as well as CBS and NBC have skipped the Monti story. Tapper was away when...
  • Book: Liberal Media Distorts News Bias (FOX is center-left, all others are far left)

    06/22/2011 8:35:08 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies
    USnews Book Review ^ | June 16, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    The liberal bias of the mainstream media tilts so far left that any outlets not in that political lane, like the Drudge Report and Fox News Channel, look far more conservative than they really are, according to a UCLA professor's new book out next month. In a crushing body blow to the pushers of the so-called "Fox Effect," which claims the conservative media is dragging the left into the center, UCLA political science professor Tim Groseclose in Left Turn claims that "all" mainstream news outlets have a liberal bias in their reporting that makes even moderate organizations appear out of...
  • Chief executives say California worst place in the nation to do business

    05/05/2011 3:35:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/5/11 | Mark Glover
    For the seventh year in a row, a survey of chief executives has ranked California as the nation's worst state in which to do business. More than 500 U.S. CEOs polled by Greenwich, Conn.-based Chief Executive magazine based their opinions on numerous factors, including regulations, tax policies, work force quality, education resources, quality of living and infrastructure.
  • Maxine Waters Ethics Trial Canceled

    11/19/2010 12:24:17 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Maxine Waters Ethics Trial Canceled Posted by Brian Montopoli Leave Comment One day after it recommended censure for veteran Democrat Charles Rangel of New York, the bipartisan House ethics committee has canceled the Nov. 29th trial for California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters. The committee said new material has come to light that has prompted a decision to send the Waters case back to the initial subcommittee that first looked into it, according to CBS Radio News Capitol Hill Correspondent Bob Fuss. That four-member subcommittee will now reexamine the evidence against Waters. Waters has been accused of improperly attempting to steer...
  • More Media Shenanigans: Delaware TV Station 'Forgets' to Broadcast O'Donnell 30 Minute Ads

    11/01/2010 7:40:03 AM PDT · by kristinn · 198 replies · 1+ views
    Monday, November 1, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Christine O'Donnell campaign bought three thirty minute blocks of time on Delaware TV channel 28 to broadcast an infomercial on her candidacy the last two days before Tuesday's election.Last night's scheduled 11:30 broadcast failed to happen. This morning, the scheduled 10:00 broadcast also failed to happen.The O'Donnell campaign just Tweeted about the incidents:This isn't our show either! We are told channel 28 "forgot" to air it...both times... even though we paid for the time slot last week. 4 minutes ago via txtThe infomercial, entitled We the People, was posted this morning to O'Donnell's campaign website and can be viewed...
  • Anchorage CBS Affiliate Caught on Voicemail Conspiring Against Alaska’s GOP Senate Candidate

    10/30/2010 10:47:41 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 84 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | P.J. Salvatore
    <p>The following voice mail message was inadvertently left on the cell phone of Joe Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto.</p> <p>The voices are believed to be those of the news director for CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA, along with assignment editor Nick McDermott, and other reporters, openly discussing creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.</p>
  • No complaints filed against Michelle Obama

    10/15/2010 3:19:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/15/2010 | Jessica Puente
    The Chicago Board of Elections said no complaints have been filed following allegations that First Lady Michelle Obama violated Illinois election law Thursday.
  • Obama, Democrats got 88 percent of 2008 contributions by TV network execs, writers, reporters

    08/29/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 27, 2010 | MARK TAPSCOTT
    "Senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and campaign committees in 2008, according to an analysis by The Examiner of data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics...."
  • Former President Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman says he's gay after years of denial

    08/25/2010 7:35:11 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 25, 2010 | DN Washington Bureau
    Ken Mehlman, who was President George W. Bush's campaign manager in 2004, has come out as gay - and wants to be an advocate for gay marriage. Mehlman, also a former Republican National Committee chairman, told the Atlantic magazine "It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life." He said friends, family and colleagues "have been wonderfully supportive." When rumors of Mehlman's sexual orientation circulated years ago, he told several reporters that they were false. Mehlman and his aides went to considerable lengths to conceal his sexual identity, arranging "dates" with women and photos of...
  • Serial Killer Who Targeted US Blacks is Palestinian Arab Illegal Alien

    08/12/2010 12:59:30 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 128 replies · 3+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | Debbie Schlussel
    Police Hid “Mid-Eastern” Description. For several weeks, police have been quietly searching for a serial killer who stabbed poor Black victims in Flint, Michigan, then fled to Leesburg, Virginia, where his sister lives. Many family members of the victims were angry that the police did not disclose the White identity of the murderer, saying it was racist. But, now, it’s very clear why they hid his identity and true visual description: Elias Abuelazam is a Palestinian Arab illegal alien who was here on an expired passport.
  • Fannie & Freddie Reform Excluded from Finance Bill

    04/23/2010 10:08:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 707+ views
    human events ^ | 4/23/10 | Connie Hair
    On Thursday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 3217, the financial regulation bill. This is the Democrats’ partisan bill that was reported out of the Senate Banking Committee on April 15 by a vote of 13-10 (no Republicans supported the bill in committee). The cloture vote is set for Monday, April 26, at 5:00 pm. It is doubtful that Democrats have the votes to end debate at this point on the massive 1,400-page bill. The president tried to sell the notion in a New York speech yesterday that this partisan...
  • PD: Man arrested after discharging gun inside Walmart

    04/08/2010 5:21:27 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 59 replies · 1,469+ views
    abc15.com ^ | 8 Apr 10 | Samantha Fitzgerald
    PD: Man arrested after discharging gun inside Walmart Reported by: Samantha Fitzgerald EL MIRAGE, AZ -- A west Valley Wal-Mart customer was arrested Thursday after accidentally firing a round while playing with his pistol inside the store. El Mirage Police Department spokesman Robert Peoples said officers were dispatched to the store near Thunderbird and Dysart roads after a call came in that shots had been fired. While officers were en route, they discovered no one had been injured and that the store manager was standing with the suspect. Peoples said the suspect was identified as 30-year-old David Walters, of Surprise....
  • Study Finds that Majority of Democrats Have Positive View of Socialism

    02/10/2010 7:39:57 AM PST · by rightbrained · 19 replies · 369+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 2/10/10 | Clyde Middleton
    Yes, this is real: "More than one-third of Americans (36%) have a positive image of "socialism," while 58% have a negative image. Views differ by party and ideology, with a majority of Democrats and liberals saying they have a positive view of socialism, compared to a minority of Republicans and conservatives." All I have to say is: The U.S.S.R., or Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was the cause of millions of deaths caused by their economic system. Cuba's economic system has millions, and more importantly, a very high percent of people, living in abject poverty. North Korea, Vietnam, and China...
  • New study: More Democrats than Republicans believe in ghosts, talking with the dead, fortunetellers

    12/13/2009 3:39:35 PM PST · by RogerFGay · 47 replies · 1,360+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/13/09 | Byron York
    A new study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reveals some startling differences between Republicans and Democrats on issues of spirituality and supernatural phenomenon. The study, "Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths," reports that a significant number of Americans practice a mixture of religious beliefs, and "many also blend Christianity with Eastern or New Age beliefs such as reincarnation, astrology and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects." The report is not specifically about partisan differences, but the results of the study are broken down by party affiliation, among many other categories. And the news on...
  • Owens Breaks 4 Campaign Promises in first hour in Congress

    11/07/2009 2:42:22 AM PST · by Thebaddog · 84 replies · 5,817+ views
    The GOUVERNEUR Times ^ | Saturday November 7, 2009 | Nathan Barker
    GOUVERNEUR, NY - Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon today. Owens indicated in a press release released shortly afterwards that he was now in favor of the the "Affordable Healthcare for America Act" bill in direct contrast to his earlier position during the election campaign. According to Politico.com, Mr. Owens assured voters that he felt the public option had no place in the health care reform bill. Contrary to that position, Mr. Owens now indicates that he intends to vote in favor of the bill even though it now contains a public option. UPDATED: A spokesman for Congressman...
  • St. Louis union prez allegedly took bribes

    10/13/2009 5:23:18 PM PDT · by Clintons Are White Trash · 22 replies · 1,420+ views
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | October 13, 2009 | Robert Patrick
    The president of a national labor union was arrested Tuesday for allegedly taking $20,000 in bribes from a St. Louis lawyer, the U.S. Attorney's office said.
  • ACORN Throws Out Republican Voter Registrations

    10/07/2009 8:37:36 AM PDT · by khnyny · 98 replies · 6,629+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | October 7, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    ACORN wants people to register to vote – as long as they’re Democrats. Republican registrations go into the trash. Here is a first-hand account of how it happens. In February 2008, Fathiyyah Muhammad of Jacksonville, Florida, heard that ACORN was paying people three dollars for each voter they could register. ACORN paid her three dollars for each voter she registered, but Fatiyyah Muhammad says that the group threw out her votes and fired her when she brought them registrations of Republican voters. Fathiyyah Muhammad voted for Obama. “I’m a Republican,” she says, “and this was the first time that I...
  • Healthcare reform ignores malpractice lawsuits

    07/29/2009 7:11:29 AM PDT · by paltz · 17 replies · 533+ views
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 7/27/09 | Kerry Picket
    Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky talked about the high costs of health care today. In particular, Mr. McConnell pointed out how malpractice lawsuits affect how expensive healthcare can become. Dr. Orrin Devinsky, NYU Langone Medical Center neurologist and researcher agrees with Senator McConnell. Dr. Devinsky told the Washington Times,: "By some calculations forty-five to well over fifty percent of the money paid for malpractice actually goes to lawyers and administrators not to the patients. The large percentage of malpractice suits when reviewed independently of doctors and lawyers are felt not to be justified and many people who are wronged...
  • Latino-rights activist Nativo Lopez charged with voter fraud

    06/25/2009 11:01:32 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies · 687+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 6/25/2009 | Martin Wisckol
    Longtime Latino rights activist and former Santa Ana school board chairman Nativo Lopez has been charged with four felony counts of voter fraud and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to this announcement by Secretary of State Debra Bowen. Bowen’s office worked in collaboration with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, which has charged Lopez with fraudulent voter registration, fraudulent document filing, perjury and fraudulent voting. The charges stem from Lopez allegedly registering to vote using an office address in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles although he lived with his family in Orange County,...
  • ABC employees donated heavily to Obama

    06/19/2009 4:27:27 AM PDT · by radar101 · 27 replies · 1,150+ views
    WashTimes ^ | June 19, 2009 | Jennifer Harper
    As indignation turned to outrage Thursday among critics of an ABC News prime-time special on President Obama's health care policy, The Washington Times has learned that ABC employees gave 80 times as much money to Mr. Obama's 2008 campaign for president than to his rival's. According to an analysis of campaign donations by the Center for Responsive Politics, conducted at The Times' request, ABC employees in several divisions donated $124,421 to the Obama campaign, compared with $1,550 to the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain. The 60-minute ABC program, to air live from the White House on Wednesday, is sparking...
  • <i>USA Today</i> Gets Homeschool Story Wrong

    06/16/2009 2:16:02 PM PDT · by Sopater · 14 replies · 1,700+ views
    On May 28, 2009 USA Today published a story based on a report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is part of the Federal Department of Education, titled “The Condition of Education 2009.” The headline of the USA Today story was “Profound shift in kind of families who are homeschooling their children.” A few days later the title was changed to “More higher-income families are homeschooling their children.” Regrettably, among other problems with the article, USA Today made one blatant error and one very misleading claim. The blatant error is USA Today’s statement that homeschoolers are increasingly...
  • H.I.V. Found in 22 Actors in Sex Films Since 2004

    06/14/2009 6:14:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies · 2,001+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 12, 2009 | Gardiner Harris
    Health officials in Los Angeles said Friday that 22 actors in adult sex movies had contracted H.I.V. since 2004, when a previous outbreak led to efforts to protect pornography industry employees. The officials accused an industry-supported health clinic of failing to cooperate with state investigations and of failing to protect not only industry workers but their sexual partners as well. “We have an industry that is exposing workers to life-threatening diseases as part of their employment,” said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of public health for Los Angeles County. “That is outrageous and anachronistic. These infections are virtually entirely preventable.” The...
  • Report: Dead People May Have Voted in Minnesota

    06/04/2009 6:07:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies · 1,780+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/3/2009 | David A. Patten
    Over 2,800 people who were already dead may have "voted" in last November's election in Minnesota -- an indication either of voter fraud, or of record-keeping so flawed that it leaves the state vulnerable to fraudulent ballots being cast according to a government watchdog group. Minnesota Majority, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with several Republican supporters, is calling for a federal investigation into Minnesota's election practices. "The secretary of state's office is now in what I interpret to be panic mode," Minnesota Majority founder Jeff Davis tells Newsmax. According to Davis, the issue of deceased persons on the voter rolls dates...
  • Clinton-era hard drive missing from archives

    05/19/2009 6:29:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 2,141+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/19/09 | Eric Zimmerman
    A massive amount of sensitive, national security-related information from the Clinton administration has gone missing from the national archives. The Inspector General of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) told congressional committee staffers Tuesday that a hard drive containing over a terabyte of information -- the equivalent of millions of books--went missing from the NARA facility in College Park, Md., sometime between October 2008 and March 2009. The Department of Justice and the Secret Service are conducting an investigation, but it's so far unclear whether the drive was lost as the result of a crime or an accident. That...
  • Obama Town Hall Questioners Were Campaign Backers

    President Obama has promised to change the way the government does business, but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook, stocking his town hall Thursday with supporters whose soft -- though far from planted -- questions provided openings to discuss his preferred message of the day. Obama has said, "I think it's important to engage your critics ... because not only will you occasionally change their mind but, more importantly, sometimes they will change your mind," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs recounted to The Post's Lois Romano in an interview Wednesday.
  • Authors Warn That Many Textbooks Distort Religion

    03/07/2009 8:13:13 AM PST · by metmom · 35 replies · 1,684+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Saturday, March 07, 2009 | By Lauren Green
    Jesus was a Palestinian? That's what one public school textbook says. Although Jesus lived in a region known in his time as Palestine, the use of the term "Palestinian," with its modern connotations, is among the hundreds of textbook flaws cited in a recent five-year study of educational anti-Semitism detailed in the book "The Trouble with Textbooks: Distorting History and Religion." Authors Gary Tobin and Dennis Ybarra of the Institute for Jewish and Community Research found some 500 flaws and distortions concerning religion in 28 of the most widely used social studies and history textbooks in the United States.
  • MAN OF THE YEAR!

    12/17/2008 7:37:03 AM PST · by kcvl · 91 replies · 3,087+ views
    Barak Hussein Obama Time magazine must have a sense of humor or are stupid. He looks like a black Clinton! More interns in the oval office?!
  • Ron Reagan (Son) Endorses Obama (Disgrace)

    11/03/2008 7:07:51 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 88 replies · 2,341+ views
    Air America ^ | 11-03-2008 | Ron Reagan
    "I assumed most people already knew that I had supported Obama. Anyone who has spent five minutes listening to my program would have known that. But if it helped to make it official, I'm happy to make it so, I fully endorse Barack Obama for President of the United States" Ronald Reagan
  • LA Times Endorses Obama

    10/18/2008 5:08:06 AM PDT · by pleikumud · 44 replies · 957+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 10/18/2008 | L.A. Times Editorial
    Our nation has never before had a candidate like Obama, a man born in the 1960s, of black African and white heritage, raised and educated abroad as well as in the United States, and bringing with him a personal narrative that encompasses much of the American story but that, until now, has been reflected in little of its elected leadership. The excitement of Obama's early campaign was amplified by that newness.
  • Employee in Major Newsroom Says Editors Ignore Negative Obama Stories

    09/30/2008 5:33:53 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 2,044+ views
    http://www.breitbart.tv ^ | 9-30-2008 | www.breitbart.tv
    http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=185853
  • Barack Obama Holds Lead Among Arab American Vote

    09/18/2008 6:46:35 PM PDT · by GeeMoney · 43 replies · 380+ views
    Zogby.com ^ | 9-18-08 | John Zogby
    Barack Obama Holds Lead Among Arab American Vote Historic Shift Toward Democratic Party Continues WASHINGTON - September 18, 2008 - Democratic candidate Barack Obama holds a substantial 21 point lead over Republican John McCain among Arab American voters. This was one of the findings of a poll of Arab American voters conducted by Zogby International for the Arab American Institute.
  • Obama camp dubs anti-Obama author 'fringe bigot'

    08/14/2008 5:56:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 69 replies · 549+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/14/08 | staff
    One day after reports that a new book slamming presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama would debut in the top spot on the New York Times non-fiction best-seller list, his campaign called the author “a discredited, fringe bigot” and sent reporters a 41-page memo laying out alleged inaccuracies in his latest release, “Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality.” "Jerome Corsi is a discredited liar who is peddling another piece of garbage in order to continue the Bush-Cheney politics he helped perpetuate four years ago," said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor. "His is one of what will likely be many...
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorses Obama

    07/12/2008 9:28:54 AM PDT · by flyfree · 10 replies · 223+ views
    CNA ^ | Jul 10, 2008
    Washington DC, Jul 10, 2008 / 04:29 am (CNA).- The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, citing his 100 percent pro-abortion rating. The presidential endorsement is only the organization’s second in its history. "The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is proud to endorse Barack Obama for president of the United States," said Action Fund President Cecile Richards. "He is a passionate advocate for women's rights, and has a long and consistent record of standing up for women's health care.” “As president, he will improve access...
  • Many Hollywood Celebrities Rally Behind Obama

    06/19/2008 4:49:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 144+ views
    reuters ^ | June 19, 2008 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Los Angeles(Reuters) - Many Hollywood celebrities who had supported Hillary Clinton are rallying behind Barack Obama, pledging money and star power to the Democrat's U.S. presidential bid before a big fundraiser next week. Experts say that since Clinton conceded defeat this month after a grueling Democratic nominating contest, celebrities have quickly united behind Obama. The result, they said, could be a campaign cash windfall for the senator from Illinois, but star support doesn't necessarily translate directly to votes. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior scholar at the University of Southern California, said that once a politician becomes known, voters look for...
  • Imam From Va. Mosque Now Thought to Have Aided Al-Qaeda

    02/27/2008 5:44:07 AM PST · by RDTF · 14 replies · 384+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Feb 27, 2008 | Susan Schmidt
    Even before the 2001 terrorist attacks, American-born imam Anwar al-Aulaqi drew the attention of federal authorities because of his possible connections to al-Qaeda. Their interest grew after 9/11, when it turned out that three of the hijackers had spent time at his mosques in California and Falls Church, but he was allowed to leave the country in 2002. New information later surfaced about his contacts with extremists while in the United States. Now, U.S. officials are saying for the first time that they believe that Aulaqi worked with al-Qaeda networks in the Persian Gulf after leaving Northern Virginia. In mid-2006,...
  • Mortgage crisis profits law firms

    02/21/2008 4:23:38 PM PST · by BGHater · 6 replies · 100+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 21 Feb 2008 | Tom Ramstack
    The nation's mortgage crisis is one of the best things that ever happened to law firms. Many of them are lawyering up as the flood of foreclosures rises to record levels. "Attorneys who work in this specialized area of legal representation are very busy, as one might expect," said Alberta E. Hultman, executive director of the U.S. Foreclosure Network, a Tustin, Calif., association of foreclosure lawyers and trustee companies. RDManley Inc., a Palos Heights, Ill., consulting company that helps lawyers set up law practices, said one of its firms started handling foreclosure cases in May 2006. Its business is thriving...
  • New York Times Endorses McCain, Clinton

    01/24/2008 9:17:19 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 57 replies · 182+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2008 | Staff
    The New York Times has endorsed John McCain and Hillary Clinton for the GOP and Democratic presidential nominations, respectively.
  • Google gets it right for Veteran's Day!

    11/11/2007 4:54:52 AM PST · by RGSpincich · 26 replies · 612+ views
  • Former ABC News Anchorwoman Carole Simpson Endorses Clinton

    10/22/2007 4:47:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 71 replies · 112+ views
    Paid for by Hillary Clinton for President ^ | 10/22/2007 | hillary clinton
    During Senator Clinton’s recent campaign stop at a high school in Salem, New Hampshire to announce her “Agenda for Working Families,” Clinton received an unexpected endorsement from former ABC News Anchorwoman Carole Simpson. During the question and answer portion of the event, Simpson stood up and stated that she had something to say to the Senator and what better time than to do it now. “I want to tell you tonight, because I happen to be here with my students, that I endorse you for president of the United States. It's very freeing now that I'm not a journalist and...
  • NY Times/National Public Radio Poll Shows Bias at Fox News

    07/21/2007 3:42:38 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 24 replies · 439+ views
    An overwhelming majority of Americans believes that Fox News delivers news with a conservative bias, according to a New York Times/National Public Radio poll conducted over a one-day period in July. A whopping 67% of respondents describe Fox News as conservative or very conservative, with 8% describing it as liberal or very liberal, 24% saying it delivers news without bias, and 1% having no opinion. The same poll reveals that only 17% of Americans perceive ABC, NBC or CBS news as liberal or very liberal, with 42% believing that their news is reported without bias. 36% say that Brian Williams,...
  • Americans See Liberal Media Bias on TV News

    07/14/2007 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 4,008+ views
    mericans See Liberal Media Bias on TV News Friday, July 13, 2007 Advertisment By a 39% to 20% margin, American adults believe that the three major broadcast networks deliver news with a bias in favor of liberals. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 25% believe that ABC, CBS, and NBC deliver the news without any bias. Similar results are found for CNN and National Public Radio (NPR). By a margin of 33% to 16%, Americans say that CNN has a liberal bias. The nation’s adults say the same about NPR by a 27% to 14% margin. There...