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  • Two McCain offices evacuated after letter threat (New Hampshire As Well)

    08/21/2008 6:15:20 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 9 replies · 197+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 21, 2008 | Keith Coffman
    Two McCain offices evacuated after letter threat Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:45pm EDT By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Two offices of John McCain's U.S. presidential campaign, in Colorado and New Hampshire, were evacuated on Thursday, and several staffers were hospitalized, after threatening or suspicious envelopes arrived in the mail, one with an unidentified white powder. The first parcel, described as containing an unspecified threat and a powdery white substance, was opened by a staff member at the campaign's Centennial, Colorado, office, near Denver, at about 3 p.m. local time, U.S. Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley said.
  • Obama Makes Huge Flip Flop on Iraq

    07/03/2008 3:53:16 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 8 replies · 63+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 3 July 08 | John Stephenson
    Of course he tries to doctor it all up with fancy phrase catches like "I've always maintained" etc, etc., but he is fooling no one on the right or the left. Why would he change the strongest position he has with the left at this stage in the game? “I’ve always said that the pace of withdrawal would be dictated by the safety and security of our troops and the need to maintain stability. That assessment has not changed,” he said. “And when I go to Iraq and have a chance to talk to some of the commanders on the...
  • Obama: Redeemer or fraud?

    07/01/2008 3:51:10 PM PDT · by sasquatch57 · 21 replies · 329+ views
    The Aspen TImes ^ | 7/01/08 | Addison Gardner
    Last week the media’s celestial choir was interrupted by a couple of character eruptions that lifted Obama's messianic mantel and revealed Nike running togs and a gold Rolex.
  • Media Darling Flips And Flops Way To Center

    06/26/2008 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies · 368+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    "To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies." —Obama spokesman Bill Burton, Oct. 24, 2007 That was then: Democratic primaries to be won, netroot lefties to be seduced. With all that (and Hillary Clinton) out of the way, Obama now says he'll vote in favor of the new FISA bill that gives the telecom companies blanket immunity for post-9/11 eavesdropping. Back then, in the yesteryear of primary season, he thoroughly trashed the North American Free Trade Agreement, pledging to force a renegotiation, take "the hammer" to Canada and Mexico, and...
  • Obama supports supreme court reversal of gun ban

    06/26/2008 6:59:41 PM PDT · by melt · 96 replies · 768+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 6/27/08 | Suzanne Goldenberg and Elana Schor
    · Candidate's stance at odds with former position · Democrat backs death penalty for child rapist Barack Obama intensified his campaign to appeal to voters on the life-and-death issues of the American heartland yesterday by stepping away from his past support for gun control. In the latest in a series of policy reversals for the Democratic presidential candidate, Obama came out in support of yesterday's supreme court decision overturning a gun ban in the city of Washington that had been a model for fighting urban crime. He had previously supported the Washington ban, the strictest in the US. It was...
  • Protesters want legislative pay raises vetoed (Jindal heckled - JindalWatch® Alert)

    06/24/2008 12:09:42 PM PDT · by abb · 88 replies · 653+ views
    KTBS-TV3 ^ | June 24, 2008 | Staff
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, in Shreveport for a ceremonial signing of a tax cut bill passed by the Legislature, was met today by protesters upset over state lawmakers doubling their pay and the governor's decision not to veto it. Residents around the state want the governor to veto the pay raise bill. Jindal said he thinks the raise is a bad idea but he won't veto it, saying the Legislature should deal with the consequences of its actions. Jindal went to Chamber of Commerce Plaza in downtown Shreveport at noon today for a ceremonial signing of a bill sponsored by...
  • Republican National Committee: Obama Fundraising Hypocrisy (Obama - Code Pink Scandal)

    06/14/2008 1:39:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies · 645+ views
    PR Newswire via SunHerald.com ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2008 | RNC
    Republican National Committee WASHINGTON, June 14 -- RNC Press Secretary Alex Conant released the following statement today: "Barack Obama's campaign of hypocrisy and finger pointing continues this morning. While Obama and Democrats launch attacks on Republicans, their silence concerning fundraisers like Jodie Evans and Jim Johnson is deafening. Obama's hypocritical attacks undermine everything his campaign is supposed to be about." Jodie Evans Is The Co-Founder Of The Radical Anti-War Group CODEPINK And Has Committed To Raise At Least $50,000 For Barack Obama: Evans Is A Bundler For Obama's Presidential Campaign And Has Committed To Raising $50,000 To $100,000. (Obama For...
  • Latest MI GOP POLL: McCain 30% Giuliani 26% Romney %20 Gingrich 16% Thompson 2% Brownback 1%

    03/19/2007 1:37:15 PM PDT · by nowandlater · 182 replies · 1,981+ views
    It looks like a three way dog fight is emerging between Rudy, McCain, and Romney. As a Romney fan it looks like the advertising in selected states like NH an MI are working.
  • Nationwide Terror Raids

    09/02/2006 3:23:02 AM PDT · by tomnbeverly · 17 replies · 627+ views
    via Drudge ^ | 9/02/06 | Sky News
    Nationwide Terror Raids Updated: 10:17, Saturday September 02, 2006 Police have carried out a series of terror raids across the country. Officers arrested 14 men on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism in an operation in London. One of the raids took place at a restaurant in Borough Road, south London, close to South Bank University, according to reports. Up to 40 officers in riot gear are believed to have entered the premises when it was packed with diners. A number of arrests were made at the restaurant, which was part of the Bridge Hotel....
  • Joe Lavigne Says President Bush’s Priorities are Wrong

    08/21/2006 1:24:28 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 14 replies · 1,032+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | 17 Aug 06 | Chad Rogers
    New Orleans - Joe Lavigne, 2nd Congressional District Candidate, began airing a radio advertisement on WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM today. “Sadly, George Bush has forgotten us. He’s spending too much time and money on Iraq – and not enough living up to his promise to rebuild New Orleans. His priorities are wrong,” said Lavigne. The ad highlights Lavigne’s priorities for our continued rebuilding efforts, and introduces Lavigne as the candidate who will work to put New Orleans first. “New Orleanians are stepping up to the plate and rebuilding their lives one house and one business at a time,...
  • US to double anti-missile ships in Pacific

    08/18/2006 11:42:20 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 16 replies · 2,015+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2006 | Jim Wolf
    US to double anti-missile ships in Pacific Reuters News, Wed Aug 16, 2006 By Jim Wolf HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (Reuters) - The United States, concerned about North Korea, will double to six by the end of the year the number of its ships in the Pacific capable of shooting down enemy ballistic missiles, the head of the Pentagon missile-defense project involved said on Wednesday. "I think it gives the nation more options," Rear Adm. Alan Hicks, program manager for Aegis ballistic missile defense, told reporters here after speaking to a conference on the fledgling U.S. shield. In coming years, a growing...
  • Romney, Kerry spar over fight on terror - Governor raps senator for criticizing Iraq war

    08/12/2006 6:42:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 73 replies · 1,785+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | August 12, 2006 | Rick Klein
    WASHINGTON -- The terrorist attack foiled by British authorities prompted a battle of words yesterday between a pair of presidential contenders from Massachusetts, with Governor Mitt Romney lashing out at Senator John F. Kerry for suggesting that the war in Iraq has harmed the nation's security. Kerry, the Democrats' 2004 presidential nominee, seized on news of the disrupted plot as a ``stark reminder" that Osama bin Laden remains at large and said it shows that Al Qaeda has ``grown in strength" since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ``Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda have succeeded in isolating the United...
  • Israeli bombardment kills 40 civilians

    08/04/2006 7:00:40 PM PDT · by Deek1969 · 21 replies · 591+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/04/2006 | Lin Noueihed
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli bombardment killed at least 40 civilians in Lebanon on Friday and Hizbollah launched its longest-range rocket attack of the war as world powers tried to overcome their differences on how to end the fighting.
  • Mary Magdalene

    07/22/2006 4:55:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies · 874+ views
    Catholic Educators ^ | not given | Fr. William Saunders
    Mary Magdalene    FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS I had a discussion with a friend of mine who read The Da Vinci Code who said that St. Mary Magdalene was neither a sinner nor a prostitute. Instead the Church made up that story to discredit her. What can I say to her? Controversy over the identity of St. Mary Magdalene has continued since the early Church. In the Gospels, there are three particular "characters" involved in the controversy: Mary Magdalene, a follower of our Lord (Jn 20:11-18); the anonymous penitent woman (Lk 7:36-50); and Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha and...
  • Braveheart's Tequila Sunset

    08/01/2006 11:42:46 PM PDT · by antonia · 2 replies · 457+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/1/2006 | By Clinton W. Taylor
    I have a feeling the kind of people who tend to ignore and excuse the anti-Semitic screeds coming out of Hezbollah will also be the kind of people who regard every awful word Mel Gibson said while plastered as a true expression of what he really, secretly believes. There is an overly large group of people out there willing to look for nuance in the fanatically eliminationist rhetoric of Iran's President. His statements are never made under the influence of alcohol, and yet his stone-cold sober rantings about the destruction of Israel and his hints about nuclear weapons are parsed...
  • BRAKING HARD: Free Republic Dooms America ZOT!

    07/15/2006 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Crusifix · 199 replies · 3,527+ views
    The Finland daily ^ | 12/07/2006 | TamMish
    As is the case with a group think machine that is only interested in discushing shared ideas and beliefs without respect to reason or facts, the people involved with the Free Republic are dictated by their own sets of preowned views and beliefs. Anything that implies the USA to be wrong in its foreign policy is considered unacceptable and the member who made anti American remarks is swiftly banned from the forum. I am sorry to say this but most of you in the forum are low lifes whose knowledge and world understanding is distorted at best and hence you...
  • A Catholic Boom for United States

    06/26/2006 1:23:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies · 650+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | 06-24-06 | Zenit.org
    Code: ZE06062404Date: 2006-06-24A Catholic Boom for United StatesHispanic Immigrants Boosting the RanksLOS ANGELES, JUNE 24, 2006 (Zenit.org).- As debate continues over immigration policy in the United States, a side effect of the large inflow of people is a sharp increase in the Catholic population. The size of that increase is evident in a study released last Monday by the California Catholic Conference. By 2025, Catholics are expected to comprise around 36% of California's population, up from the current 30%, according to the report, "Planning for the Future of the California Catholic Church: A Demographic Study." The percentage of Catholics nationwide...
  • National security no longer a clear winner for the GOP

    05/30/2006 2:13:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 63 replies · 1,335+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Tuesday, May 30, 2006 | James Rosen -- Bee Washington Bureau
    Majority in polls puts at least as much faith in Democrats to protect the country. by James Rosen -- Bee Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, national security is no longer President Bush's trump card. With violence grinding on in Iraq, a majority of Americans have been telling pollsters in recent weeks that they trust Democrats as much or more than Bush or his Republican allies in Congress to protect the country, combat terrorism and run a sound foreign policy. "The advantage the president has had on national security is either much...
  • Nonprofit Organizations Cosponsoring Rallies

    03/30/2006 1:27:59 AM PST · by Keisha · 2 replies · 263+ views
    Mar,27,06 | keisha
    I am wondering how many nonprofit organizations that held, or cosponsored antiwar rallies on Mar. 18th , have any links, known or unknown to front groups that give any collected money to terrorist groups like Palestinian Jihad, Hamas etc. The Basilica of St. Mary's cosponsored an antiwar rally, where the left radicals gathered, such as Code Pink, Socialists ,,,,, , National Lawyers Guild, and the Basilica belongs to a group MAP, where the National Lawyers Guild is a member with other left groups, some interfaith groups, but interesting interfaith groups. Interesting, because one encourages divestment from Israel, anyone with any...
  • Catholic Caucus: Suunday Mass Readings, 03-05-06, First Sunday of Lent

    03/05/2006 12:11:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies · 230+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-05-06 | New American Bible
    March 5, 2006 First Sunday of Lent Psalm: Sunday 13 Reading IGn 9:8-15 God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you: all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals that were with you and came out of the ark.I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyedby the waters of a flood; there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth.”God added:“This is the sign...