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  • Taxpayer-Funded PBS and NPR Can't Locate a Clinton-Russia Story

    10/20/2017 10:21:34 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/19/2017 | Tim Graham
    In a shock to no one, the liberal networks funded by taxpayers -- PBS and NPR -- have so far ignored the emerging new stories on the emerging new investigative stories on Russian involvement with the Clintons and the Obama administration. A Nexis search finds nothing there. PBS and NPR have hammered on Russia over the last two days, but only as it deals with the Trump angle. On Tuesday night's All Things Considered, NPR aired a four-minute interview with Yahoo reporter Michael Isikoff highlighting his finding that Russian social-media trolls were instructed to watch the overwrought TV series House...
  • 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,...