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  • Obama’s Amazing Achievements: His military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. (VDH)

    03/31/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 31, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s Amazing AchievementsHis military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. By bombing Libya, President Obama has accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America:(a) War-mongering liberals: Liberals are now chest-thumping about military “progress” in Libya. Even liberal television and radio commentators cite ingenious reasons why an optional, preemptive American intervention in an oil-producing Arab country, without prior congressional approval or majority public support — and at a time of soaring deficits — is well worth supporting, in a sort of “my president, right or wrong,” fashion. Apparently, liberal foreign policy is returning to the pre-Vietnam days of the hawkish “best...
  • Democrat Ballot Challenger called as he was walking out of the court house in Tallahassee

    02/15/2012 4:14:07 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 11 replies
    Obama Ballot Challenge ^ | 2-15-2012 | George Miller
    Democrat Ballot Challenger called as he was walking out of the court house in Tallahassee …. Posted by By GeorgeM at 15 February, at 22 : 53 PM Mike Voelz called me a few minutes ago to say that he was feeling “relief and excitement” upon completing his filing of a Florida Ballot Challenge to Obama. He had been studying FL statutes for two years and is a registered Democrat. He remarked that he was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to file and how friendly they were. He said that they asked him for his BAR number and...
  • Georgia eligibility challenge returns!

    02/08/2012 10:09:23 AM PST · by Pfesser · 201 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/07/12 | Bob Unruh
    An administrative law judge in Georgia who held hearings on citizens’ complaints that Barack Obama isn’t eligible to be president and so shouldn’t be on the 2012 presidential ballot in the state failed to follow U.S. Supreme Court precedent, according to one of the attorneys representing clients bringing the complaints....Appeals of the decision already are in the works, ... Hatfield ... told WND he had expected Kemp to rubber-stamp whatever Malihi wrote....He noted since Obama and his lawyer “failed to appear” and “failed to submit any evidence,” the determination by Malihi in the cases brought by his clients appears to...
  • Breaking: Fugitive Obama Fundraiser Linked to Fast and Furious

    02/07/2012 11:03:35 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/7/2012 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Some developing news in the case of Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, who is a fugitive on drug and fraud charges. In 2009 it was discovered that he was involved in a plot to assassinate a rival and bribe Mexican officials. This has gone public, as has his $200,000 in fundraising done for Barack Obama. Obama has now returned the money, but the scrutiny on Cardona continues. It now appears that Cardona's links to the organized crime world also ties him to the DEA, which ran Operation Fast and Furious. Cardona was allegedly involved with a top drug cartel across the...
  • Herman Cain Still on Top Among Republicans for the GOP Primary Win but Newt Gingrich Surges

    11/21/2011 11:47:25 PM PST · by South40 · 50 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | 11/21/2011
    NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The candidates may be spending Thanksgiving in Iowa or New Hampshire instead of at home this year as the primary calendar quickly comes to an end with just six weeks until the first votes are cast. As noted last month, each month the story line seems to take a new shift, and yet again this month we have another new story with the rise of Newt Gingrich. Among Republicans, one in five (19%) would vote for Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain in the GOP primary while 16% would vote for former Massachusetts Governor...
  • The attacks on Herman Cain

    11/13/2011 11:54:55 PM PST · by South40 · 14 replies · 2+ views
    ArkansasNews ^ | 11/10/2011 | J.C. Watts
    Herman Cain has had a tough two weeks. So, will he remain the “flavor of the day?” Or of the month? Or even into January, when the first Republican presidential primaries and caucuses will be held? That is, can the successful Georgia businessman’s popularity surge among likely GOP voters be sustained, in light of accusations by anonymous women, and some not anonymous, that he sexually harassed them— charges he strongly denies—during his tenure as the National Restaurant Association’s chief executive officer? ((snip)) That said, however, a great majority of Cain’s critics go after him, not because he is black necessarily,...
  • Tennesseans stout in support of Herman Cain (Cain 22%, Romney 14%)

    11/13/2011 2:26:07 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 40 replies
    Vanderbilt News ^ | 11-13-11 | Jim Patterson
    Businessman Herman Cain is the favorite of Tennessee voters for the state’s March 6 presidential Republican primary election, but female voters are far less likely to support him. That pattern is unlikely to change in light of allegations of sexual harassment against him, according to a new poll by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. Cain was the choice of 22 percent of 823 likely primary voters polled Oct. 28 through Nov. 5. The poll was conducted as the sexual harassment claims started to arise. Yet Cain’s support did not change much as the story...
  • The Herman Cain does late night!

    11/07/2011 11:24:21 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 57 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 11/8/11 | Kimmel/Cain
    Herman Cain had a fabulous interview tonight with Jimmy Kimmel and I must say it was very inspiring. He came out strong, saying that the accusations from today were totally false and said that he was going to hit it hard tomorrow in his press conference. And much more! The entire interview was excellent:
  • Bill Maher: Sarah Palin Is A "Dumb T**t" (video)

    03/19/2011 11:50:09 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 72 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 19, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Bill Maher cracks a joke about Japan, the tsunami and a vulgarity involving Sarah Palin.
  • Do Freepers think that teflon is carcinogenic?

    05/06/2010 9:11:28 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 69 replies · 936+ views
    The debate is widespread. From googling articles I gather that the EPA says it is, Dupont says no. What say ye?
  • Remember, Nothing Ever Reflects Upon President Obama

    11/02/2009 11:07:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies · 1,190+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/2/2009 | Jim Geraghty
    Remember, Creigh Deeds' campaign for governor of Virginia in no way, shape, or form reflects on President Obama, as this mailer from the Deeds campaign makes clear: And Jon Corzine's campaign for governor of New Jersey in no way, shape, or form reflects on President Obama, as this billboard makes clear:And Bill Owens' campaign in New York's special House election in no way, shape, or form reflects upon the persuasive power of President Obama and Vice President Biden, as this event, as covered by CNN, makes clear: Remember, whatever happens on Election Day, no result could possibly ever suggest that...
  • Rocky Mountain News to close, publish final edition Friday (Official Dinosaur Media Wake®)

    02/26/2009 11:18:28 AM PST · by abb · 49 replies · 1,996+ views
    Rocky Mountain (Spotted) News ^ | February 26, 2009 | Staff
    Colorado's oldest newspaper will publish its final edition Friday. The Rocky Mountain News, less than two months away from its 150th anniversary, will be closed after a search for a buyer proved unsuccessful, the E.W. Scripps Co. announced today. "Today the Rocky Mountain News, long the leading voice in Denver, becomes a victim of changing times in our industry and huge economic challenges," Rich Boehne, chief executive officer of Scripps, said in a prepared statement. "The Rocky is one of America’s very best examples of what local news organizations need to be in the future. Unfortunately, the partnership’s business model...
  • SF Chronicle May Fold

    02/25/2009 12:36:33 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies · 912+ views
    Power Line ^ | February 24th | John
    The collapse of the newspaper industry continues apace; now it's the San Francisco Chronicle that is likely to be sold or even closed down in a matter of months. This follows Sunday's bankruptcy filing by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, just two and a half years after investors paid more than $500 million for the company. We've known for a while that the newspaper industry is in desperate trouble, but it didn't occur to us until recently that it may be a leading indicator.
  • Inquirer, Daily News Parent Files for Bankruptcy

    02/23/2009 3:24:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 10 replies · 843+ views
    msnbc ^ | 22 Feb 09 | Vince Lattanzio
    Philadelphia Newspapers L.L.C., the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection Sunday. The company says it is looking to restructure $390 million in debt and decided to pursue Bankruptcy Court following 11 months of negotiations with lenders. “This restructuring is focused solely on our debt, not our operations,” chief executive Brian Tierney told Philly.com. He said the filing would not affect the media company’s daily operations. Newspaper Guild president Dan Gross notified members about the filing in a letter. He asked members to stay calm and to still...
  • Journal Register files for bankruptcy protection

    02/21/2009 4:28:40 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 9 replies · 1,109+ views
    ap via Breitbart ^ | Feb 21, 2009 | n/a
    The Journal Register Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors and says slumping advertising revenue and circulation are to blame. In court documents filed Saturday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, company Chairman and Chief Executive James W. Hall says the recession has placed an even greater burden on an already distressed industry. The Yardley, Pa.-based publisher says it had assets of $596 million as of Nov. 30 and $692 million in debt, including unpaid interest.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    01/15/2009 6:11:33 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 155 replies · 6,761+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 1/15/09
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition Thursday night. The filing had been anticipated for several months. It follows missed payments to the paper’s lenders, and comes less than two years after a private equity group, Avista Capital Partners, purchased the paper for $530 million. In its filing, the newspaper listed assets of $493.2 million and liabilities of $661.1 million. The company said it hopes to use bankruptcy to restructure its debt and lower its labor costs. Like most newspapers, the Star Tribune has experienced a sharp decline in print advertising. Its earnings before interest, taxes and...
  • Palin's Problems With Purity Putrid Pile (MEGABARFER!)

    09/11/2008 5:29:44 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 13 replies · 95+ views
    Bloomberb via Yahoo ^ | 9/11/2008 | Burger & Hopfinger
    Since Bloomberg content is link only, and likely the headline can't be posted verbatim, I made one up. Trust me, the real one is no less offensive. The scum attempting to destroy the career of a fine American with the most blatant of lies deserve nothing less than retribution. I also call on FR management to fight back against these attempts at censorship by the media outlets. We must be able to discuss what's being said in the media without fear of litigation. Such discussion is at the absolute heart of American Democracy.
  • FDA rebuffs call for aspartame probe

    07/06/2007 9:11:02 PM PDT · by Coleus · 123 replies · 1,384+ views
    CNN ^ | 06.30.07
    A U.S. consumer group called for an urgent Food and Drug Administration review of the safety of aspartame on Monday, but the FDA said there was no immediate need to do so despite a new study showing the sweetener may cause cancer.  Italian researchers published a new study last week that showed aspartame -- widely used in soft drinks -- might cause leukemia, lymphoma and breast cancer in rats.   "This is the second study by the same lab showing that aspartame causes cancer in rats," Center for Science in the Public Interest executive director Michael Jacobson said in a telephone...
  • In Search of a Pan That Lets Cooks Forget About Teflon

    06/09/2006 8:55:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 63 replies · 1,868+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 7, 2006 | MARIAN BURROS
    LIKE many home cooks, I have sent my nonstick skillets to the moldy recesses of my basement, where they have joined the 1950's aluminum pots and the Dru casseroles (Dutch enamel coated cast iron, now eBay collectibles). What led to this step were unsettling reports that an overheated Teflon-coated pan may release toxic gases. DuPont, the manufacturer of Teflon, says that its pans are safe and that their surfaces won't decompose, possibly releasing the gas, until the pan's temperature reaches 680 degrees. Some scientists say that an empty pan left on a burner set on high reaches 700 degrees in...
  • Suspected carcinogen found in cord blood (PFOA)

    02/06/2006 11:49:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 847+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 6, 2006 | NA
    ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE -- A suspected carcinogen used to make Teflon was found in nearly all the umbilical cord blood samples tested by researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The researchers are now trying to determine whether it has harmed the newborns. Of the 300 newborns tested, perfluorooctanoic acid, was found in the cord blood of 298. "It's very clear that PFOA is being released into the environment, and it's pretty much ubiquitous. But we don't know if it's toxic to people at these levels," said Dr. Lynn Goldman, one of the Hopkins researchers. A review panel advising the federal Environmental...
  • Panel: Teflon Chemical a Likely Carcinogen

    01/31/2006 3:13:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 40 replies · 1,087+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon Jan 30, 2006 | RANDALL CHASE
    A chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon and other nonstick and stain-resistant products should be considered a "likely" carcinogen, according to an independent scientific review panel advising the Environmental Protection Agency. The recommendation included in the panel's final draft report is consistent with its preliminary finding, which went beyond the EPA's own determination that there was only "suggestive evidence" from animal studies that perfluorooctanoic acid and its salts are potential human carcinogens. "The predominant panel view was that the descriptor 'likely to be carcinogenic' was more consistent with currently available data, while a few panel members reached the conclusion...
  • EPA Program Could Eliminate Teflon Chemical

    01/26/2006 5:40:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 966+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | Jan. 25, 2006 | NA
    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Wednesday a voluntary program whereby makers of Teflon and other non-stick, stain-resistant products would cut back emissions of a suspected carcinogen, a byproduct of the manufacturing process. The companies would agree to reduce emissions of perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, and slash its use in products by 95 percent by 2010, and then completely eliminate it by 2015. The non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) said the move was significant, despite its voluntary nature and apparent lack of enforceability. "We want to commend the EPA for their leadership on...
  • Slippery Teflon Charges Won't Stick

    10/12/2005 11:22:47 AM PDT · by weekendwarrior · 8 replies · 558+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 10/12/2005 | Gregory Conko and Henry I. Miller
    Slippery Teflon Charges Won't Stick By Gregory Conko and Henry I. Miller The uncanny ability of President Ronald Reagan to deflect public criticism won him the nickname, "The Teflon President." Ironically, now it is Teflon itself that is facing the heat, as anti-chemical groups and trial attorneys have joined forces to cook up controversy over a product that has become one of America's most trusted consumer icons, as well as an integral part of our language, like Thermos and Kleenex. The radical Environmental Working Group has charged that the billions of meals worldwide prepared every day on Teflon cookware are...
  • Ignore Rumors; Teflon Proven to be Safe

    09/07/2005 12:08:00 PM PDT · by WyethSwittenburg · 15 replies · 1,099+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 29, 2005 | Henry I. Miller
    Ignore rumors; Teflon proven to be safe August 29, 2005 BY HENRY I. MILLER The uncanny ability of President Ronald Reagan to deflect public criticism won him the nickname "The Teflon President." Ironically, now it is Teflon itself that is facing the heat, as anti-chemical groups and trial attorneys have joined forces to cook up controversy over a product that has become one of America's most trusted consumer icons, and an integral part of our language, like Thermos and Kleenex. Like many product-safety scares these days, the concerns that have been voiced about Teflon are bogus. Charges by the radical...
  • Teflon Non-Stick Science

    09/07/2005 12:03:58 PM PDT · by WyethSwittenburg · 13 replies · 557+ views
    Health News Digest ^ | Aug 29, 2005 | Michael D. Shaw
    Teflon Nonstick Science When did every commercial product, including our most commonly used and inherently valuable forms of convenience, become a dire threat? According to some, particularly those with a political agenda that often deviates from science or provable fact, everything (or nearly everything) is a potential carcinogen, environmental hazard, or secretly destructive tool. Take, for example, the recently declared war against Teflon® (polytetrafluoroethylene). The product was discovered in DuPont's Jackson Laboratory in New Jersey in 1938, and introduced commercially in 1946. Teflon® is employed as a nonstick coating in kitchen utensils, clothing, carpeting, commercial flooring, food packaging, as well...
  • Cancer Not in the Kitchen

    08/02/2005 1:42:49 PM PDT · by Mary_Anne_Mitchell · 8 replies · 540+ views
    Consumer Alert ^ | August 2, 2005 | consumer alert
    Cancer Not in the Kitchen Though we live in a time when a cancer-survivor has just won an astounding seven consecutive Tour de France bicycle races, it seems we still spend more time looking for causes of the disease than an actual cure. No one is denying the suffering this tragic disease brings, yet there comes a point where living in fear of everyday objects transcends caution and becomes debilitating. You already knew your cell phone, microwave, and that little packet of artificial sweetener were after you, but according to recent news reports a new enemy has surfaced: non-stick cookware....
  • Teflon accusation doesn't stick

    07/22/2005 5:39:32 AM PDT · by Mary_Anne_Mitchell · 17 replies · 779+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2005 | Michael Fumento
    Teflon accusation doesn't stick Michael Fumento July 21, 2005 Two law firms filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday (July 19) on behalf of consumers regarding a chemical used to make Teflon called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The lawyers claim PFOA may be hazardous and want DuPont, Inc, the maker of Teflon, to pay $5 billion. If the suit pans out, whatever is left after attorneys’ fees would go to replace everyone’s cookware, impose a warning label on other Teflon products, and pay for medical monitoring and more research. "I don't have to prove that it causes cancer,” one of the slick...
  • The New Litigation Against Teflon Won't Stick

    07/19/2005 1:47:32 PM PDT · by Mary_Anne_Mitchell · 9 replies · 1,190+ views
    Health Facts and Fears.com ^ | July 19, 2005 | Elizabeth M. Whelan, Sc.D., M.P.H.
    Only in America: today, a group of Florida attorneys filed a $5 billion class action suit against DuPont claiming that the company has for decades failed to notify consumers of the health risks posed by "Teflon chemicals." The plaintiffs want DuPont to spend $5 billion to replace the cookware that is allegedly dangerous and provide medical monitoring for the plaintiffs who used the cookware. The suit also demands that Teflon-coated products in the future carry health warning labels. The suit charges that the "Teflon chemical" PFOA is a" carcinogen" -- defined here as a chemical that causes cancer in rodents....
  • Teflon Coating? (Vanity)

    07/14/2005 8:50:46 AM PDT · by Trampled by Lambs · 14 replies · 3,313+ views
    TBL
    I've never posted this sort of thing before but I've been researching it and not found much real info on the net and I've always found folks here to be very knowledgable about all sorts of things so.. I hope this is not too inappropriate and that I put it in the right place. I just bought a new Toyota Rav 4 and the dealer is pushing this Teflon coating that is supposed to keep the car looking like new without waxing for 5 years. I smell a scam but am not sure. If it works as advertised, it would...
  • EPA: Compound in Teflon may cause cancer

    07/01/2005 5:51:04 AM PDT · by bookworm100 · 94 replies · 3,036+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | June 29, 2005 | Tom Costello
    Teflon, and the products that contain PFOA, are everywhere — from pots and pans, to Gore-Tex jackets, carpet coatings, computer chips, engine fuel lines and even pizza boxes... The issue now before the EPA is whether a chemical that's become a part of everyday life is also a threat
  • Du Pont, 3M to cut nonstick chemical

    03/16/2005 12:01:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,317+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/16/05 | Douglas Fischer
    DuPont and 3M, makers of Teflon and Scotchgard, will remove a key ingredient used to make nonstick and stain-resistant products that also contaminates our bodies and the global environment. The move away from the chemical, known as PFOA, affects just a small fraction of DuPont's and 3M's business and won't take effect until the end of 2006. The compound, being studied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a potential carcinogen, will still be used in other consumer and industrial products. "It's a small part of our sales," DuPont spokesman R. Clifton Webb said Tuesday. "We're taking this step not...
  • CA: Teflon No More? - Federal probe into lobbyist reportedly targets Perata.

    11/18/2004 7:18:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 549+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | 11/18/04 | Robert Gammon
    Over the past decade, state Senator Don Perata has come to be known as "The Teflon Don," based upon his ability to weather criticism of questionable financial transactions without anything sticking to him. Time after time, Perata has emerged from controversy stronger than ever. He is the unquestioned leader of Oakland's Democratic political machine, and is weeks away from taking over as president of the California Senate. But now, sources say, the Teflon may be starting to show some deep scratches. The FBI is reportedly targeting Perata in a federal grand jury investigation that focuses on an influential Oakland lobbyist...
  • Ex-Wis. state senator (D) sentenced in kickback case

    08/05/2004 10:15:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 225+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/5/04 | Todd Richmond - AP
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - A federal judge sentenced a former Wisconsin state senator to four years in prison Thursday for a kickback scheme prosecutors said involved hundreds of thousands of dollars and for using his legislative staff to run personal errands. Gary George, once known as the "Teflon" senator because scandals seemed to slide off him, apologized for the errand-running but denied the other allegations involving state welfare money - even though he pleaded guilty to them. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa said George betrayed the public's trust. "A politician has to keep in mind he is, above all else, a...
  • Fizzling machine of criticism

    10/09/2003 12:17:29 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 173+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 9, 2003 | By Donald Lambro
    <p>This week's campaign debate is all about the Iraq war, the economy, tax cuts and the CIA leak, but there are plenty of reasons to think that none of them will hurt President Bush's re-election chances.</p> <p>This is not to say Mr. Bush has been roughed up pretty badly by his Democratic critics and the national news media in the last few months for his handling of the postwar situation in Iraq and its costs, the 6.1 percent jobless rate, the rising deficit and the Justice Department investigation into who outed a CIA agent married to one of the president's severest critics on Iraq.</p>
  • Bush critics' claims usually don't stick

    10/07/2003 11:13:15 PM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 173+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 10/08/03 | Jonah Goldberg
    Conservatives have gotten a lot of grief these days from various corners for trying to defend President Bush on the White House leak scandal.For example, my friend Peter Beinart, editor of The New Republic, writes about the "flurry of justifications: some plausible, some contradictory, some laughable" offered by the conservative press in the days after the story broke (or, I should say "re-broke" since the leak had been known since last July).Such scorekeeping is entirely fair in politics, and conservative explanations and excuses have been all over the map. Of course, the diversity of responses and opinions on the...
  • "All the President's Men"

    09/29/2003 8:06:57 AM PDT · by Captain93728 · 13 replies · 196+ views
    Fresno Bee, Universal Press Syndicate ^ | September 29, 2003 | Patrisia Gonzales, Roberto Rodriguez
    Some presidents have all the luck. No matter what goes wrong, none of the muck seems to ever stick. One might argue that current President George W. Bush has outdone even former president Ronald "Iran-Contra" Reagan in the Teflon department. This is clearly evident even after the president has admitted that WMD-less Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. The same, however, does not apply to his underlings.
  • Bush teflon coat intact as Blair dirtied by critics

    06/09/2003 7:43:41 PM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 5 replies · 214+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 06.10.03
    Bush teflon coat intact as Blair dirtied by criticsAPMonday, Jun 09, 2003,Page 6 While British Prime Minister Tony Blair has taken a pounding on the Iraq war, US President George W. Bush has worked to harvest a political dividend from it, hoping to help brush aside deepening questions over former president Saddam Hussein's arms programs. The war's outcome changed the dynamics and the thinking of leaders in the Middle East, which offered Bush an opportunity to seize the moment and step up his involvement in trying to forge a comprehensive peace between the Israelis and the Arabs. Thus Bush became...
  • Chemical Might Pose Health Risk to Younger Women and Girls

    03/28/2003 10:28:07 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 120+ views
    New York Times ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2003 | By JENNIFER 8. LEE
    March 29, 2003 Chemical Might Pose Health Risk to Younger Women and GirlsBy JENNIFER 8. LEE common industrial chemical used to produce Teflon might pose health risks for young girls and women of childbearing age, an internal report by the Environmental Protection Agency has found. Agency scientists are concerned because the chemical, ammonium perfluorooctanoate, accumulates in human blood and demonstrates toxic properties. In September, the agency initiated a priority review under the Toxic Substances Control Act, which can be invoked to ban chemicals that pose significant risk of cancer, gene mutations or health defects. The draft report assesses current scientific...
  • Gotti: 'Italian' Clinton Would Have Gotten the Chair

    06/17/2002 12:53:06 PM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 7 replies · 288+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | June 17. 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    "Teflon Don" John Gotti, who received a massive funeral send-off from New York City crowds on Saturday, once told his brother that prosecutors had given President Clinton a pass, complaining that if the Sexgate perjurer had been Italian, "they would have electrocuted him." Gotti, it turns out, became an avid news junkie while in prison, where he followed the Monica Lewinsky scandal intently. Just days after news of Clinton's affair with Lewinsky exploded, Gotti caught a broadcast of Gennifer Flowers' famous audiotape in which Clinton urges her to lie about their affair during an employment discrimination hearing. According to Gotti's...