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  • GOP senators request records related to Hunter Biden influence at Obama State Dept.

    11/07/2019 4:28:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2019 | By Alex Swoyer and Jeff Mordock
    Two Republican senators are calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to release documents related to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s son and his work for a Ukrainian energy company, saying Hunter Biden’s role may have been used to influence the Obama State Department. Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, sent a letter to Mr. Pompeo Wednesday requesting all State Department records related to Hunter Biden and Burisma Holdings, the company at issue in the corruption probe. They also want to know if the inspector general or another official at the State Department is...
  • Al Gore: Impeachment Is the Only Remedy for Trump’s ‘Obscene Behavior’

    09/17/2019 11:10:32 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Sep 2019 | PAM KEY
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” former Vice President Al Gore said while he understands the political concerns, he believes the only “remedy” for President Donald Trump’s “obscene behavior” is impeachment. Gore said, “I deeply respect Speaker Pelosi and her calculation of the risks and benefits and the way she’s been handling it. And I think Chairman Nadler is doing a superb job. Where I come down on this is I get the political calculus, but it can’t end there because of the risks that we end up normalizing the most obscene behavior I’ve ever seen from a president of the...
  • Pelosi says Biden should stop being touchy-feely with women

    04/02/2019 8:02:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2019 | Thomas Beaumont and Stephen Braun
    As former Vice President Joe Biden’s camp scrambles to contain any political damage over his past behavior with women, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has some words of advice: Keep your distance. “Join the straight-arm club,” Pelosi told a breakfast hour Washington event on Tuesday. In other words, keep your handshakes at arms’ length and don’t be touchy-feely. “Just pretend you have a cold and I have a cold,” Pelosi said. Pelosi, D-Calif., told the event, which was sponsored by Politico, that Biden “has to understand that in the world we are in now, people’s space is important to them and...
  • Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker

    03/12/2019 10:20:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/19 | cott Wong and Amie Parnes
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill on Tuesday, a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party’s nomination against President Trump. “I’m giving it a shot,” Biden said matter-of-factly during a phone call with a House Democratic lawmaker within the past week — a conversation the congressman recounted to The Hill and interpreted as a sure sign that Biden will run in 2020. In the brief phone call, the former vice president asked if he could bounce...
  • What to watch for when Biden and Beto launch

    03/11/2019 12:02:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Newsday ^ | March 11, 2019 | Jennifer Rubin
    In a way, O'Rourke has all the problems Biden doesn't - and few of the deficits that Biden must address. O'Rourke, 46, can raise gobs of money online - and likely will when he enters the race. His Senate race showed he can generate wild enthusiasm among nonwhite voters and young people. He has a vision - healing America, listening to one another, embracing diversity. However, he will be in the spotlight from the get-go, and will have to answer three questions. First, is he going to run a national, professional campaign or try to wing it with a handful...
  • Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker

    03/12/2019 11:07:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 03/12/2019 | By Scott Wong and Amie Parnes
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill on Tuesday, a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party's nomination against President Trump. "I'm giving it a shot," Biden said matter-of-factly during a phone call with a House Democratic lawmaker within the past week - a conversation the congressman recounted to The Hill and interpreted as a sure sign that Biden will run in 2020. In the brief phone call, the former vice president asked if he could bounce...
  • Joe Biden expected to announce 2020 presidential run

    01/13/2019 2:49:04 AM PST · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 13, 2019 | 2:37am | Laura Italiano
    The former vice president even set Tuesday as a likely announcement date, the paper said. Even Biden’s youngest brother, Frank, told the Palm Beach Post that he expects a run. “Now, he could surprise me,” the brother, a Palm Beach resident, told the paper. “But I know the family’s behind him 100 percent.” In an interview Saturday night with Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, Trump said he wasn’t worried. “A lot of people say Biden is doing OK, but you know, he was always a 1-percenter,” Trump taunted. “He ran two or three times, he never got above 1 percent....
  • The Jobs With The Most Psychopaths

    01/09/2013 9:50:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | January 2, 2013 | Dan Fastenberg
    Have you ever experienced the feeling at work that everyone around you is unstable? That you're the only level-headed worker in a workplace populated by colleagues whose fits and outbursts are unpredictable, or even psychopathic? The experience might be common to many workers, but according to a recent book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, certain fields are more likely to attract actual psychopaths than others. The book by Oxford psychologist Kevin Dutton argues that "a number of psychopathic attributes [are] actually more common in business leaders than in so-called disturbed...
  • Lockerbie Bomber Dies in Libya (May he Rot in Hell)

    05/20/2012 6:11:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2012
    TRIPOLI, Libya – The former Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has died in Libya, his brother told AFP on Sunday. "He died an hour ago," Abdelhakim al-Megrahi said, putting the time of death at shortly after 1:00pm local time. The UK Foreign Office could not confirm the report Sunday, however it said it was "seeking further information." Megrahi, 60, was convicted in a Scottish court in 2001 for his role in the December 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Most of those killed in the bombing of the Boeing 747...
  • Swift-Boat Vet Slams Gingrich

    01/03/2012 10:42:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Incensed by the negative ads that have spoiled his campaign, Newt Gingrich recently complained he’d been “Romneyboated,” an allusion to the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, whose ads helped derail Sen. John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004. John O’Neill, the swift-boat captain who led the anti-Kerry movement, is none too pleased with the comparison. “To me, it reflects Gingrich’s very cynical hypocrisy, which he shares with Kerry,” O’Neill tells National Review Online. That hypocrisy “is the reason why he can appear with [Nancy] Pelosi in climate-change ads and why he can take money from Freddie Mac: If you’re part...
  • Wacky jihad therapy failed to 'cure' plane-bomb plotter

    01/02/2010 6:50:33 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 474+ views ^ | Jan. 2, 2010 | CHUCK BENNETT
    A cushy Saudi Arabian "rehab" center where terrorists are encouraged to express themselves through crayon drawings, water sports and video games is under scrutiny after one of its graduates re-emerged as a leader in the al Qaeda branch claiming responsibility for trying to blow up an airliner on Christmas. Said Ali al Shihri -- a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who now heads the terror group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- obviously didn't get to the bottom of his America-hating issues while undergoing the controversial rehab for jihadists. Inmates like Shihri are supposed to while away the days playing...
  • Arianna Huffington Gives Michelle Obama “A Ten”

    04/05/2009 4:45:38 PM PDT · by melt · 64 replies · 3,050+ views ^ | 4/3/09 | Michelle Levi
    Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, told Bob Schieffer on’s “Washington Unplugged” that she thinks highly of First Lady Michelle Obama’s decisions to move her mother to the White House, create a vegetable garden and develop an “approachable” personal style. “This is fantastic, an unqualified yes, there is nothing to complain about,” Huffington said. “Even if you don’t terribly like that particular outfit,” she said of Mrs. Obama’s fashion sense, “you know it is what she loves and what she looks good in.” As for the first lady’s protocol-breeching personal contact with the Queen in London, Huffington had...
  • Osama's Former Driver Claims He Was Groped by Female Gitmo Guard

    07/16/2008 3:38:43 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 52 replies · 83+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.18.2005 | ANI
    A former drive of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has claimed that he was sexually humiliated and groped by a touchy-feely female interrogator at the Guantanamo Bay prison. According to the New York Post, a lawyer representing Salim Ahmed Hamdan, said the woman put her hand on his thigh and behaved in an "improper" way that made him uncomfortable as a Muslim. "She came very close with her whole body toward me," he testified through an interpreter. "I couldn't do anything." Hamdan, a 37-year-old Yemeni, became visibly disturbed when his lawyer asked him about the female interrogator. He refused...
  • American Idol 2008--Live Thread

    01/14/2008 5:52:03 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 11,092 replies · 41,842+ views
  • Meet the Earliest Baby Girl ever Discovered!

    09/21/2006 7:05:18 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 197 replies · 3,472+ views
    Max Planck Society ^ | 12 September 2006 | Staff (press release)
    3.3 million years ago, a three year old girl died in present day Ethiopia, in an area called Dikika. Though a baby, she provides researchers with a unique account of our past, as would a grandmother. Her completeness, antiquity, and age at death combine make this find unprecedented in the history of paleoanthropology and open many new research avenues to investigate into the infancy of early human ancestors. The extraordinary discovery reported this week in the scientific journal Nature, was found in north-eastern Ethiopia, by a paleoanthropological research team led by Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged of the Max Planck Institute in...
  • How English is taught in Texas likely to change

    07/05/2006 8:34:28 AM PDT · by Clara Lou · 37 replies · 1,175+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/04/06 | Janet Elliott
    Education board may take conservative turn on reading, writing standard AUSTIN - The State Board of Education, an elected body with a history of fierce ideological debates about textbook content, now wants to put its stamp on the curriculum that guides the instruction of 4.4 million Texas schoolchildren. At its meeting Thursday, the 15-member board is expected to scrap a curriculum revision process dominated by teachers and the Texas Education Agency and discuss a new timetable for revising the English reading and writing standards. Many on the board want to replace a student-centered curriculum that calls on students to use...
  • Peace just a breath away, says Sharon Stone

    03/20/2006 9:12:47 AM PST · by Millee · 38 replies · 530+ views
    AFP ^ | 3/20/06 | Staff
    A peaceful co-existence between the peoples of the Middle East is but a breath away, Hollywood star Sharon Stone said after a highly publicized visit to Israel. "It feels to me that we have an opportunity ... to choose understanding in a new way," she told a press conference in Paris when asked about her trip. "And it really is just a breath. It's just an agreement that's just a breath. We are not far apart. We can choose to have this alternative kind of growth that is a collective nuance of understanding. "We are just that breath away from...
  • Does shame have a future?

    09/14/2004 10:39:18 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 16 replies · 619+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | 14 Sep 2004 | by Roger Kimball
    No society can do without intolerance, indignation, and disgust. —Patrick Devlin, The Enforcement of Morals [A] liberal society has particular reasons to inhibit shame and protect its citizens from shaming. —Martha C. Nussbaum, Hiding from Humanity I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. —Genesis, 3:10 In Masaccio’s great fresco depicting the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden (ca. 1426), the Angel of the Lord hovers, sword in hand, above and behind the First Couple. Adam strides forward, naked, his face buried in his hands....
  • DFU SONG: Beauty and the Beast (Kerry and Edwards love fest...which one is the *****)

    07/09/2004 4:16:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 559+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 7-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST They both have cute hair...we are all aware They look longingly...true love's what we see They are quite a pair They have found their niche...this is really rich As they're rubbing thighs...questions will arise Which one is the ***** ?(fill in a rhyming word of your choice for "rich") They're the party's they shave their chest? Little girls shout ---- "Ewwwww, they creep me out" What a weird love fest Magic when they is too, too much Barney Frank is glum...he cannot get some When they date, it's Dutch They have...
  • DFU SONG: In My Room (geez, Kerry and Edwards, get a room already)

    07/08/2004 9:31:03 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies · 1,421+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - IN MY ROOM When we see Johns touch each other, we are so creeped out Get a room...get a room When we see their loving gazes, there can be no doubt Get a room...get a room They both have hair that's nicer than Princess Diana In their pockets that had better be a banana On the stage will they be kissing like Tipper and Al Get a room...get a room...get a room...get a room...get a room...etc etc