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  • Report: Obama Spent $770 Million in Taxpayer Funds to Rebuild and Renovate Mosques Overseas

    03/10/2014 1:46:52 PM PDT · by make no mistake · 66 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 3/10/2014 | Jason DeWitt
    A CBS news investigation found that the Obama State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas — outraging taxpayer advocates and raising enormous questions about aid to potentially terror-supporting groups with U.S. foreign aid.
  • Spring Break: Mrs. Obama Visiting China With Daughters and Mother

    03/03/2014 10:02:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 3/3/14 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE/ ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama plans a weeklong solo visit to China this month that includes meetings with China's first lady and high school and university students. It will be her first visit to the Asian economic powerhouse. In an announcement Monday on the White House blog, the first lady says a China visit is important because it is the most populous country in the world, with more than 1.3 billion people, and plays an important role on the world stage.
  • New flood insurance rates spark anxiety in Gulf

    09/26/2013 12:55:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 24 Sept 2013 | Tamara Lush
    When Colin and Joyce Elston bought their Florida dream home in May, they were confident they could afford the three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch with a pool and a backyard overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Now they are not so sure. The retirees said they had enough in savings and investments to pay the mortgage and the $1,482 yearly flood insurance on the home, which sits on palm tree-lined Paradise Boulevard on Treasure Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. But within two months of moving in, they received a stunning surprise: Due to a recently passed federal law, their flood...
  • President Obama's Taxpayer Funded UAW Event ( Tennessee )

    07/29/2013 3:41:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 29, 2013 | Scottie Hughes
    Under the cover of Obama’s campaign to sell his budget .. it is no coincidence that his visit is occurring at the same time Volkswagen is being pressured to accept the UAW into its Chattanooga factory. The United Auto Workers have tried every other option at this point including calling in a favor with the union that resides in Volkswagen’s home plant in Germany. ... it doesn’t look like the UAW’s normal campaign of propaganda seems to be succeeding; therefore, it’s time to call in the big dog himself and hope their investment of $148,967 into the reelection of President...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Pursue College and Professional Careers

    05/26/2012 3:12:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 25, 2012
    Undocumented Immigrants Pursue College and Professional Careers May 26, 2012 Higher education is becoming a more common endeavor for undocumented immigrants eager to pursue careers as professionals. Going to college seemed inconceivable when Adriana Sánchez, the 12-year-old daughter of farm workers, was brought from Mexico to Central California and the family overstayed their visas. Even though Sánchez excelled in high school, she was in the country illegally, lacked a Social Security number and work permit, and didn't qualify for financial aid. But she volunteered hundreds of hours and paid her way through college and graduate school with a dozen internships....
  • Berkeley Professor Assigns Students To Dig Up Dirt On FOX News For Taxpayer-Funded PBS Hit Piece

    01/11/2012 6:55:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 1/12/11 | fox news, Geraldo Rivera
    Sitting at the bar in Paolo’s Restaurant at 92nd Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan Saturday afternoon, December 10th, I was shocked by the tone the conversation with my old ABC News colleague Lowell Bergman had taken. He was heading to London and had urgently requested that we get together before his afternoon flight from JFK. I remembered Lowell as a brave, competent, but hugely self-righteous old school investigative reporter, who famously produced the Mike Wallace expose of the major tobacco companies for ’60 Minutes.’ Al Pacino played him in the movie version of the saga, ‘The Insider.’ Although I...
  • Penn State's Legal Liability is Serious, Analysts Say [ 2011-12 budget $279M state appropriations]

    11/10/2011 2:55:54 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 35 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | Thu, Nov. 10, 2011 | Chris Mondics
    In addition to severe reputational damage, Pennsylvania State University faces the prospect of huge financial exposure from lawsuits by sexual-abuse victims who can credibly charge the university had ample warning that its former assistant football coach preyed on children but did little or nothing to stop it, say trial lawyers who have been following the case. Particularly troubling for the university, at least from a legal liability standpoint, is that the broad parameters of a civil case already are being vividly laid out by state Attorney General Linda Kelly. Casey says the legal issues are relatively simple. The university had...
  • (Governor) Dayton Willing to Call Special Session For Vikings Stadium Vote

    10/17/2011 9:21:23 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 24 replies
    KSTP-TV (ABC Affiliate in Minneapolis/St Paul) ^ | 11/17/11 | Michelle Knoll - Staff Reporter
    Gov. Mark Dayton says he will call a special legislative session for a vote on a Vikings stadium bill even if there is not a specific proposal tied to one of several proposed sites. The Democratic governor met Monday with legislative leaders to discuss the team's bid for a new, partially-taxpayer funded stadium. Dayton set a deadline of Wednesday, Nov. 23 for a special session, and says his only requirement to call it is the Legislature's four caucus leaders must agree to limit the agenda to the stadium issue. Dayton says he'll work in the coming weeks toward a specific...
  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told, "I'm...
  • New president of Jupiter's El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center named (illegal alien hiring hall)

    06/05/2011 5:08:54 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies
    Palm Beach Compost ^ | March 3rd | Bill DiPaolo
    JUPITER — Edward M. Ricci, an attorney who lives in Jupiter, has been named the new president of Jupiter's El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center. The position is voluntary. Ricci, an El Sol board member since 2009, is consumer justice counsel to Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP of West Palm Beach. He has served as volunteer counsel and member of the board of directors of Hope Rural School in Indiantown since 1980.
  • New Falcons Stadium (Atlanta - freep poll)

    02/23/2011 5:35:53 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 30 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 2/23/11 | Condace Pressley
    The Georgia World Congress Center Authority agreed Tuesday to a ``memo of understanding'' with the Falcons, the next step in negotiations to build a 65,000-seat facility just north of the team's current home, the Georgia Dome. How do you feel about having two football stadiums in downtown Atlanta? I like it I don't like it Both sides said the agreement does not mean a deal has been reached, but allows them to begin discussions about the business relationship that would be involved in whatever plan is developed. Falcons officials have made it clear they want a new open-air stadium, saying...
  • U.S. Loaned Mexico Over $1 Billion to Drill Oil in Gulf Mexico; $1 Billion More Planned This Year

    09/08/2010 8:54:40 PM PDT · by tutstar · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept 8 2010 | Matt Cover
    The U.S. Export-Import Bank, an independent federal agency, loaned more than $1 billion to the Mexican state oil company PEMEX in 2009 to support the company’s oil drilling in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The bank has another $1 billion in loans in the pipeline for 2010, unless Congress objects. On May 27, after the British Petroleum oil spill, President Obama imposed a moratorium on U.S. deepwater drilling in the Gulf, effecting 33 deepwater drilling rigs in the region. PEMEX was the Export-Import Bank’s largest borrower in 2009 and has borrowed $8.3 billion from the U.S. federal government since 1998....
  • U.S. funds restoration of global Islamic sites

    08/24/2010 6:05:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The good-will tour of the Middle East by the imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero is just part of the U.S. government's efforts to reach out to the Muslim world. This year, the Obama administration will spend nearly $6 million to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations.
  • If They Build It, You Will Pay (BLAH! to taxpayer-funded sports venues)

    04/12/2010 8:29:58 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 8 replies · 349+ views
    Mark Yost - Staff Reporter ^ | 4/12/10 | Mark Yost - Staff Reporter
    For the past six months, I've had a friendly online debate with some blogger friends in Minnesota: Would the Twins get snowed out when they opened their new outdoor stadium? I lost that one. The Twins opened Target Field to rave reviews on April 2 in an exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Although it rained much of the morning, the baseball gods smiled down on Twins fans and parted the clouds (although the Twins lost, 8-4). As to the more fundamental question of whether it was wise to build an outdoor stadium in a place where April snowstorms...
  • (SEIU)Union plans major ad buy for Coakley

    01/12/2010 7:46:43 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 40 replies · 1,461+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 12, 2010 | Matt Viser
    A major national union supporting Democrat Martha Coakley is taking out a massive TV ad buy that slams her Republican rival, Scott Brown, for his positions on abortion and climate change. The ad taken out by the Service Employees International Union, will begin airing statewide tomorrow. The buy size is $685,000, one of the largest of the election.
  • Senators Flying on Private Jets To DC = OK; Auto Executives Doing the Same = Bad

    02/16/2009 7:53:58 PM PST · by Hythloday · 24 replies · 1,000+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | February 16, 2009 | Hythloday
    Senator Sherrod Brown took a private, taxpayer-funded plane from Cleveland to Washington and back so he could vote on the stimulus bill and get back to his mother's funeral the next day. Will he have to appear before Congress and be excoriated for flying on a private jet?
  • U.S. Catholic contract unconstitutional: ACLU suit

    01/13/2009 10:00:35 AM PST · by annalex · 5 replies · 360+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:35pm EST | Scott Malone
    BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. civil liberties group sued the federal government Monday, charging it violated the Constitution by contracting a Roman Catholic entity to help victims of human trafficking. The American Civil Liberties Union said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was imposing its beliefs on victims of human trafficking by not allowing federal grant money to be used for contraception or abortion.
  • PBS Bill Moyers smears conservative talk radio over shooting.

    09/19/2008 9:10:23 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies · 498+ views
    msg blog ^ | mainestategop
    As some of you may know, a man named Jim David Adkisson, an unemployed truck driver went berserk and shot up a Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville Tennessee. He murdered 2 people and injured about 5 others while they were performing a musical called Little orphan Annie. Adkisson claimed he did it because he was angered by liberalism and in particular, homosexuality. According to a sworn affidavit by one of the officers; "During the interview Adkisson stated that he had targeted the church because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were...
  • Protest immodest blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin Mary

    10/10/2005 8:14:31 PM PDT · by Diago · 52 replies · 967+ views pass on this message to others.Protest immodest blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin Mary. Please submit a short, to the point communication (such as "Remove the immodest statue portraying the Blessed Virgin Mary in a translucent gown from Church of the Resurrection parish in Solon, Ohio"). E-mail, call, fax or write: Bishop Anthony Pilla Diocese of Cleveland 1027 Superior Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Phone (216) 696-6525 / (800) 869-6525 FAX (216) 696-6547 "Bishop Anthony Pilla" <> To see a sample letter, eitherclick here, orright click here. and "Save Target As …" a file you can find. Open in Word, WordPerfect,...
  • Ehrlich agrees to help doctors

    05/17/2005 11:01:54 AM PDT · by JZelle · 4 replies · 277+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-17-05 | Tom Stuckey
    ANNAPOLIS -- The Ehrlich administration is ready to release state funds that will be used to reduce malpractice-insurance premiums for many physicians and surgeons, nearly five months after the General Assembly enacted legislation to reduce premiums for doctors in high-risk specialties. Budget Secretary James "Chip" DiPaula Jr. said yesterday he and Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a Republican, were prepared to sign off on a request for funding from State Insurance Commissioner Alfred W. Redmer Jr.
  • Should taxpayer dollars be used to fund the Rush Limbaugh radio program?

    05/10/2005 4:23:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,382+ views
    Rhino Times ^ | 5/05/05 | John Hammer
    Under the Hammer-May 5, 2005 By John Hammer This news is so shocking that it made the front page of The New York Times. The Public Broadcasting System has a liberal bias. It’s hard to believe, but according to the new Republican chairman of the board of the Public Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio and Television have a decidedly liberal point of view. It has shocked the employees at the national broadcasting system that a Republican would accuse them of not being nice to Republicans. According to a rumor, one senior producer even said he had invited a Republican over...
  • Experts Solve Mystery of Unpopped Popcorn

    04/21/2005 5:44:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies · 561+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2005 | RICK CALLAHAN
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Eat your way to the bottom of almost any bag of popcorn and there they are: the rock-hard, jaw-rattling unpopped kernels known as old maids. The nuisance kernels have kept many a dentist busy, but their days could be numbered: Scientists say they now know why some popcorn kernels resist popping into puffy white globes. It's long been known that popcorn kernels must have a precise moisture level in their starchy center -- about 15 percent -- to explode. But Purdue University researchers found the key to a kernel's explosive success lies in the composition of its hull....
  • Frustrated Democrats Find a Voice (Use taxpayer-funded Committee to hold fake hearing)

    02/15/2005 3:07:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1,200+ views
    Washington Post .com ^ | 2/15/05 | Dana Milbank
    Frustrated Democrats Find a Voice Lawmakers Use Policy Committee to Investigate Issues They Say GOP Ignores By Dana Milbank Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, February 15, 2005; Page A03 C-SPAN viewers tuning in yesterday morning might have thought they misread the results of November's elections. There was Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (N.D.) -- a Democrat -- wielding a gavel and calling to order a hearing on Iraq contracts. Dorgan presided over a wood-paneled Senate hearing room, complete with water pitchers on the witness table, nameplates for the committee members, and C-SPAN 1 -- live! But, paying closer attention, the viewers...
  • 'Sesame Street' turns 35 - What are your favorite memories?

    11/10/2004 4:32:31 PM PST · by Mr. Mulliner · 72 replies · 6,485+ views ^ | November 10, 2004
    Thursday 11th November, 2004 'Sesame Street' turns 35    Big News     Thursday 11th November, 2004   Sesame Street, the PBS children's series that debuted Nov. 10, 1969, celebrates its 35th birthday with a cast of familiar characters and some new friends. The series -- with original cast members Bert, Ernie and Oscar the Grouch, and the relatively new regular, Elmo -- reached the milestone Wednesday, MSNBC reported. When the show first aired, Sesame Street was one of very few quality children's programs on TV. But Sesame Street now competes with scores of children's shows from 500 cable networks, as well...
  • Shelley's office was told of partisan activity - Consultants paid with federal voter funds

    09/25/2004 4:26:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies · 491+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2004 | Christian Berthelsen, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Shelley's office was told of partisan activity Consultants paid with federal voter funds provided advance notice of their plans Sacramento -- In weekly reports filed to top officials working for Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, consultants hired to do nonpartisan voter education gave advance notice that they would attend Democratic events on Shelley's behalf and attempt to boost his public image, according to documents obtained by The Chronicle. The activities included a "Democratic Club'' luncheon and efforts to "get exposure for KS (Kevin Shelley) in Southern California,'' according to the reports describing activities in January and February. As Shelley has...
  • NEA to target Republicans in 2004

    08/20/2003 7:14:19 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 2 replies · 353+ views
    2003 ^ | August 20, 2003 | Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld
    NEA to target Republicans in 2004 Posted: August 20, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Back in 1984, when I wrote "NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education," my goal was to awaken conservatives and Republicans to the fact that the National Education Association had become a radical, leftist political organization using the Democrat Party to achieve its goals. For years, they had been using their extensive local influence to elect liberals and leftists to school boards, municipal governments, state legislatures, and the U.S. Congress. Back in 1967, five years after the NEA had become a labor union, the NEA's...
  • Taxpayer-Funded 'Gay' Flirting Classes Begin Tonight

    08/14/2003 6:29:55 AM PDT · by bedolido · 31 replies · 233+ views
    Culture and Family ^ | 08/13/03 | Staff Writer
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides over $600,000 annually in federal funds to the Stop AIDS Project of San Francisco to pay for HIV "prevention" workshops including the flirting classes scheduled for tonight: Title: Flirt, Date, Score Program: STOP AIDS Description: Want to flirt with greater finesse and date with more confidence? Who doesn't? Share your expertise and hear how others are successful in meeting guys and staying safe today. Date: 8/13/2003 Start Time: 7pm End time: 9pm Location: STOP AIDS Main Office Address: 2128 - 15th Street Directions: The STOP AIDS Project Main Office is located on...
  • Planned Parenthood's doors to remain open

    08/06/2003 8:24:19 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 6 replies · 304+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 4, 2003 | POLLY ROSS HUGHES
    ug. 4, 2003, 11:56PM Planned Parenthood's doors to remain open Injunction puts brakes on new funding By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN -- Planned Parenthood clinics serving 115,000 Texas women will remain open at least one more year after winning a reprieve Monday from a new state law aimed at stopping abortions. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks granted Planned Parenthood a temporary injunction halting state enforcement of a law that would deny funding to clinics that provide abortions paid for with private donations. That law was set to go into effect Sept. 1 but now...
  • China grounds German technology(expensive wasteful maglev trains, German inventors quit too)

    07/05/2003 12:40:38 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 20 replies · 1,187+ views
    FRANKFURT - China is not going to build a train line between Beijing and Shanghai for the Transrapid magnetic levitation train, developed by a consortium of German industrial groups ThyssenKrupp and Siemens, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Friday. A management board member of Siemens’ transportation systems unit, Hans-Dieter Bott, told the German daily: "We have clear signals that the decision will be taken in favour of the traditional train technology". The paper said that Chinese authorities were leaning instead towards the high-speed, Japanese-developed Shinkansen train for the 1,300km line. Only last week the central German state of North Rhine-Westphalia...
  • Astros cry foul over park roof(algae in the Minute Maid? aka there's a fungus among us)

    05/25/2003 11:46:57 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 12 replies · 297+ views
    Houston Barnicle ^ | 5/26/03 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    The roof of Minute Maid Park is growing like a Chia Pet. In the three years since the stadium opened, an unidentified organism has overtaken its white plastic roof like an out-of-control biology experiment, turning the top of the $250 million ballpark into what may be the world's largest petri dish. The growth -- which could be anything from mold to bacteria to algae, experts say -- has prompted the Houston Astros to file a warranty claim with the manufacturer, GenFlex Roofing Systems of Maumee, Ohio. "We noticed the discoloration last year," said Rob Matwick, senior vice president of operations...
  • DNC Chairman McAuliffe Statement on President Bush's Taxpayer-Funded Carrier Photo Opportunity

    05/03/2003 4:10:06 PM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 153 replies · 793+ views
    DNC Official Web Site ^ | Terry McAuliffe/Democratic National Committee
    DNC Chairman McAuliffe Statement on President Bush's Taxpayer-Funded Photo Opportunity Washington, D.C. -- Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe issued the following statement: "The 341,000 Americans who became unemployed in April had the honor of watching the president land on an aircraft carrier yesterday afternoon, no doubt wondering how the costs of this extravagant photo-op would affect their pocketbooks. Instead of watching his dramatic sea landing, I am sure they would rather have been at work. "The president seems to want to focus all of his attention on military success rather than his complete lack of success on the...
  • Planned Parenthood Forced to Comply with Law

    07/01/2002 2:04:47 PM PDT · by toenail · 14 replies · 486+ views ^ | June 28, 2002 | California Life Coalition
    Planned Parenthood Forced to Comply with LawContributed by CCNWashDC on Friday, June 28 @ 11:18:09 EDT California Life CoalitionP.O. Box 712772, Santee, CA 92072-2772 Press ReleaseJune 28, 2002 Contact: Cheryl Sullenger (619) 562-3519; mobile: (619) 885-0644 Planned Parenthood Forced to Comply with Law Evidence indicates PP hides sex abuse of minors SAN DIEGO, CA--The United States Justice Foundation (USJF) has served notice on Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties demanding that they come into compliance with State Law or face a lawsuit. USJF attorney Richard Ackerman, filed a notice pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1782 on June 7,...
  • Bush Touts Low - Income Homes Plan

    06/16/2002 6:31:16 AM PDT · by SBeck · 92 replies · 1,748+ views
    AP ^ | 15 June 2002 | AP
    Bush Touts Low - Income Homes Plan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush pitched a plan to make it easier for black people and Hispanics to become homeowners through government incentives and grants to help on down payments. In his weekly radio address Saturday, the president said he wants to remove obstacles ``that prevent minorities from owning a piece of the American dream.'' Bush noted that while three-quarters of white Americans own their own homes, fewer than half of all black and Hispanic Americans are homeowners. ``We must begin to close this homeownership gap by dismantling...