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  • Lebanon Loses Again

    09/05/2004 11:58:14 AM PDT · by forty_years · 543+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | September 5, 2004
    Ah, the travails of a tiny country caught at the crossroads of greater powers. Sound familiar? Lithuania? Armenia? Israel? There have been so many holocausts that we could easily pick one out of a hat and discuss it. But because of recent developments in Damascus and Beirut, we’ll discuss Lebanon today. In a move I found quite surprising, the U.N. Security Council voted Friday in, support for a free and fair electoral process in Lebanon's upcoming presidential election, conducted according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence. The new U.N. resolution also called for, the restoration of...
  • Winnie (Mandela) Escapes Serving Jail Term

    07/05/2004 3:19:20 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 843+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-45-2004
    Winnie escapes serving jail term Winnie Mandela is still hugely popular The former wife of ex-president Nelson Mandela has won an appeal against a five-year custodial jail sentence. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had been convicted in April 2003 of theft and fraud in connection with bank loans she obtained for ANC workers. But a South African judge overturned her theft conviction and cut and then suspended in full her jail sentence. "The crimes were not committed for personal gain," Pretoria High Court Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann declared. 'Difficult role' An icon of the anti-apartheid movement, the former president of the African National Congress...
  • U.S. Soldier Gets Year Jail Term for Prisoner Abuse

    05/19/2004 9:05:21 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 633+ views
    my way ^ | May 19 | Luke Baker and Alastair Macdonald
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A tearful U.S. soldier was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees in a scandal threatening to undermine President Bush's re-election chances. Military policeman Jeremy Sivits, who apologized to Iraqis at the first court martial of soldiers accused of abuses which sparked worldwide outrage, was also expelled from the army. It was not enough for Iraqis protesting outside Abu Ghraib prison, scene of the scandal that came to light when pictures were published of naked and terrified Iraqi inmates being abused and sexually humiliated. "It's a kangaroo court, set up...
  • Bush Will Reform Social Security in 2nd Term (warnings require connecting the dots)

    04/17/2004 7:57:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 256+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 4/16/04 | The Maha
    Bush Will Reform Social Security in 2nd Term April 16, 2004 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rhett in Jacksonville, Florida. I'm glad you called. It's Open Line Friday. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush, actually I had a question: When looking at -- you know, I know Bush has been very busy with the war and everything, but when it comes to if he gets reelected, my question is, "Is he going to have more of a priority on Social Security reform?" Because, I mean, I'm 21-years-old working my way through college and I'm trying to invest, and I see my Social Security dollars...
  • Clark camp backs off abortion statement [Non-Denial Denial! Still backs abortion to full-term!]

    01/12/2004 10:39:28 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 6 replies · 211+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | 1/11/04 | Gil Bliss
    Clark camp backs off abortion statementBy GIL BLISS Sunday News Correspondent MILFORD — Pancakes and politics helped warm the frigid air yesterday morning as retired four-star Gen. Wesley Clark spoke to an adoring packed house at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Outside the breakfast, Clark responded to criticism in an editorial last week in The Union Leader about the abortion rights issue that came following a midweek meeting with editorial staff. In that meeting, Clark said he would not appoint a pro-life federal judge and that the government should not impinge on a woman’s decision to have an abortion,...
  • Man back in U.S. after Chinese prison term

    10/28/2003 10:00:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 129+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/28/03 | AP - Newark, NJ
    <p>NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Chinese-born American citizen who was given a five-year prison term in China for obtaining state secrets and giving bribes is back in the United States after being detained for more than three years.</p> <p>Fong Fuming emerged from the arrival gate at Newark's airport at about 10:30 p.m. Monday, accompanied by his family and Rep. William J. Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., as well as a state department officer who had accompanied him from Beijing.</p>
  • Putin says two terms enough, no word yet on 2004

    06/05/2003 4:23:17 PM PDT · by B Knotts · 10 replies · 178+ views
    MSNBC/Reuters ^ | 06/05/2003 | Maria Golovnina
    MOSCOW, June 5 - President Vladimir Putin, enjoying seemingly unassailable popularity, assured Russians on Thursday that he would respect a constitutional two-term limit that would force him to retire within five years. In a wide-ranging exchange with teenagers at his country retreat, he said post-Soviet Russia would see no return to Stalin-style personality cults and blamed bureaucracy and corruption for inhibiting the growth of democracy. ... ''Two terms are enough,'' Putin said during two hours of chat, excerpts of which were shown on prime-time television news. ''It's a question of whether we need a five-year or a four-year term. But...
  • A 3rd presidential term for Clinton? Doug Powers defends 22nd Amendment against Bill's legacy search

    06/02/2003 5:15:18 AM PDT · by RightWingReader · 27 replies · 1,444+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6-2-03 | Doug Powers
    They say that all bad things come in threes, and Bill Clinton may soon set out to prove that this rule also applies to presidential terms. The former president and megalomaniacal political lab experiment gone horribly awry is determined to find a way to liquify himself in order to seep through all the cracks in the system. Now he's saying that we as a nation might want to rethink that pesky little 22nd Amendment, which bars anyone from being president for more than two four-year terms. Clinton said that this change wouldn't affect him, but be "for future generations." (Pause...
  • Holden calls special session

    05/19/2003 4:59:01 PM PDT · by Noslrac · 2 replies · 303+ views
    News Tribune ^ | May 19, 2003 | BOB WATSON
    Holden calls special session Vetoes health budget provisions, more vetoes may be coming By BOB WATSON News Tribune Missouri lawmakers will return to Jefferson City for a special session, but Gov. Bob Holden doesn't know the date yet. He didn't say what specifically would be in the call, because he's decided so far to veto only one of the 18 budget bills lawmakers approved 10 days ago. Flanked by parents and some children who receive services from the Health and Mental Health departments, Holden this morning said he would veto the budget bill that funds those two departments. "We're not...
  • Term Limits--To Reduce Congressional Crime

    05/09/2003 4:47:17 PM PDT · by DocFarmer · 23 replies · 408+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 10 May 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Term Limits--To Reduce Congressional Crime" Posted by Doc Farmer Saturday, May 10, 2003 Years ago, there used to be a concept known as ''Jobs for Life.'' It was where a person would be hired at the age of 18, and work at the same firm for 40 or 50 years before either retiring or dropping dead at the office. It was job security. And it didn't matter how badly you did your job, you'd have to practically burn down the building to get fired--that, or say the wrong thing at the office Christmas party. But that was long, long ago....
  • Will Talent face re-election in 2006? Senate Class I or reassigned to Class II?

    11/10/2002 3:25:58 PM PST · by RFP · 15 replies · 417+ views
    Senators are assigned to a "Class", either I, II, III, which determines their dates of term of service (and hence their re-election schedule). Mel Carnahan was in Class I - terms of service expire in 2001, 2007, etc. Upon his death, his office was inherited by his wife which triggered the special election this year. Did Jean Carnahan also inherit/maintain this senate class for this Missouri senate seat? All other senators elected this year are in Class II - terms of service expire in 2003, 2009, etc.
  • Will Powell last Bush s term?

    07/25/2002 3:08:51 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 260+ views
    The Times of India ^ | July 25 2002 | AFP
    WASHINGTON: After a recent meeting, US Secretary of State Colin Powell was kidding around with the secretaries in the national security adviser’s White House office, complaining that their pretzel jar was empty. Then he said: “Okay, that’s enough. I’ve got to get back to work now —and by the way, I’m not resigning.” The staff “all took a slight, shallow breath and then broke up,” a senior administration official recalled. But the question of Secretary Powell’s tenure is no laughing matter in Washington these days. A string of internal policy differences and defeats — most recently on West Asia and...