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  • Outrageous! Public School Students Taught To 'Pledge Allegiance To An International Flag'

    03/05/2016 7:04:55 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 48 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | 3/4/2016 | Staff
    It is widely accepted that American public schools are controlled by liberals. It seems like every day, we see new examples of American schoolchildren being indoctrinated with left-wing ideas. This latest example was brought to our attention by a concerned parent. Kindergarten students from PS75, a public school in New York City, recently took part in a class project in which the children were made to create an American flag with the flags of other 22 other nations superimposed over the stripes. Below the flag read the words "We pledge allegiance to an International Flag..."

    11/01/2015 4:12:38 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | October 31,2015 | Druge ANITA KUMAR AND GREG GORDON McClatchy Washington Bureau
    “She’s too big to jail,” said national security attorney Edward MacMahon Jr., who represented former CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling in 2011 in a leak case that led to an espionage prosecution and 3½-year prison term. He cited a pattern of light punishments for top government officials who have mishandled classified information while lower level whistleblowers such as Sterling have faced harsh prosecutions for revealing sensitive information to expose waste, fraud or abuse in government.
  • ATF apologizes for error on ammo-ban regulations

    03/09/2015 2:26:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/9/15 | Dave Boyer
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is apologizing for a publishing error in its regulations that suggested the agency had already banned AR-15 green tip ammo well before officials publicly announced a proposal to outlaw the armor-piercing bullets last month. ATF has not rescinded any armor piercing ammunition exemption, and the fact they are not listed in the 2014 online edition of the regulations was an error which has no legal impact, the agency said in a statement. ATF apologizes for any confusion caused by this publishing error. In January, the ATF published an online regulations guide that
  • State Department: No, we're not planning sanctions against Israel

    12/08/2014 4:08:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/8/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Matt Lee @APDiploWriter Follow "Reports we might be contemplating sanctions against #Israel (re settlements) completely unfounded & without merit," per @statedeptspox. 11:06 AM - 8 Dec 2014
  • NY DHS Will Pay You $500 To Rat Out Fellow Citizens Buying Legal Goods

    07/31/2014 6:17:37 AM PDT · by HammerT · 65 replies
    Truth and Action ^ | July 29 2014
    New Yorks Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be prepper in nature. In this video a girl working at LZ Army Navy Surplus store in Auburn, NY tell us how a state trooper put up a flyer in their window which encourages customers to call the New York State Terrorism Tips Line to report this suspicious activity under the as part of the See Something, Say Something...
  • Tipsy Hillary spills real feelings: Obamas a joke with no hand on the (expletive) tiller,

    06/28/2014 6:21:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 06/28/2014 | Joe Saunders
    IN VINO VERITAS? A combination of booze and bad blood bubbled up into a boatload of bile when Hillary Clinton got asked her real feelings about Barack Obama, according to the new book that’s blowing the lid off the “Team of Rivals” image Obama and Clinton projected for four years.According to the New York Post, the gossipy tell-all “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas,” includes the story of the night Hillary spilled her guts during a wine-infused gathering at a café in Westchester, N.Y. in May 2013.“When her friends asked Hillary to tell them what she thought — really...
  • Pelosi demands equal Dem/Repub Split for Select Committee

    05/06/2014 1:28:35 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 6th, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Good luck with that. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faces pressure from all sides in regard to the newly-launched select committee to investigate Benghazi. Participating would legitimize the results, while boycotting it might open up Democrats to attacks on their concern for diplomatic personnel abroad, four of whom were killed in the attack on September 11, 2012, and leave administration officials no way to set the narrative through the friendly questioning of Democrats on the panel during public hearings. Pelosi hedged in the direction of participation by demanding an equal number of seats on the committee:
  • White Houses Pfeiffer: Obama ready to take action with or without GOP

    01/26/2014 10:38:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    President Obama will use his State of the Union Address on Tuesday to outline concrete, real, practical proposals even if Congress isnt on board with each of them. Dan Pfeiffer said Mr. Obamas go-it-alone message isnt meant to be confrontational and that the president is willing to find common ground with Republicans, where possible. In two days, Mr. Obama will address Congress with his popularity numbers in negative territory. Read more: Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel

    12/27/2013 11:47:49 AM PST · by cll · 241 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/27/2013
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry has offered Israel the release of Jonathan Pollard, Channel 10 News reported on Friday. According to the report, Kerrys offer was made as part of the discussions surrounding the upcoming planned release of 26 terrorists from Israeli jails as a gesture to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Kol Yisrael radio, which also reported about Kerrys offer, said it relates to the fourth stage of the terrorist release and is conditional upon Israel agreeing to release Israeli Arabs who have committed acts of terrorism. Israeli officials were quoted by both outlets as having said...
  • Colin Powell Pitches Single-Payer Health Care in US

    12/09/2013 5:31:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/9/2013 | Alex Lazar
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has waded into the health care debate with a broad endorsement of the kind of universal health plan found in Europe, Canada and South Korea. "I am not an expert in health care, or Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, or however you choose to describe it, but I do know this: I have benefited from that kind of universal health care in my 55 years of public life," Powell said, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal, last week at an annual "survivors celebration breakfast" in Seattle for those who, like Powell, have...
  • Report: White House might expand eligibility for ObamaCare subsidies

    11/08/2013 7:38:03 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2013 | Elise Viebeck
    The White House might broaden the availability of federal discounts on healthcare coverage under ObamaCare to help consumers whose premiums are going up, according to a report. The administration is considering expanding the premium tax credits that are available to some people purchasing insurance coverage on the new exchanges, according to Huffington Post.
  • Could Virginia Start Forcing MD's to Accept Medicare & Medicaid Patients?

    11/03/2013 1:54:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/3/2013 | Kerry Picket
    Kathleen Murphy, a Democrat who is running for the House of Delegates against Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock, tolda forum in Great Falls on Saturday thatdoctors should be forced to accept Medicare and Medicaid patients: FYI last night at the Great Falls Grange debate, Democrat delegate candidate Kathleen Murphy said that since many doctors are not accepting medicaid and medicare patients, she advocates making it a legal requirement for those people to be accepted. She did not recognize that the payments are inadequate to cover the doctors' costs. She also did not recognize there is a shortage of over 45,000 physicians...
  • Obama Doesn't Rule Out Using 14th Amendment To Raise The Debt Limit

    10/05/2013 4:29:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | October 5, 2013 | Mary Bruce
    With the October 17 deadline to raise the debt limit rapidly approaching, President Obama is not specifically ruling out using the 14th Amendment to increase the nation's borrowing ability if the political impasse continues and Congress fails to do so, but says he does not expect the fight to get to that point. "I'm pretty willing to bet that there are enough votes in the House of Representatives right now to make sure that the United States doesn't end up being a deadbeat. The only thing that's preventing that from happening is Speaker Boehner calling the vote," the president told...
  • Analyst: Obama Will Raise The Debt Ceiling On His Own And Worry About The Legal Consequences Later

    09/23/2013 7:29:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/23/2013 | Steven Perlberg
    In the summer of 2011, some Democrats urged President Obama to simply raise the debt ceiling himself if Republicans were decidedly against passing legislation. There was the "trillion dollar coin" idea, whereby the government mints itself out of trouble via an arcane bullion law. Then there was the 14th Amendment option. Here, the government would have to take a modern interpretation on the Civil War-era amendment about the "validity of the public debt of the United States," and surely face legal action. Now as the two parties gear up for another debt ceiling bout, Greg Valliere at Potomac Research thinks...
  • Michelle Obama May Take 'Extended Summer Getaway' With Daughters (new vacation digs)

    05/22/2013 3:08:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 3:28 PM, May 22, 2013
    In between all the political brush fires that have engulfed the White House in recent days, President Obama and wife Michelle Obama have still managed time for vacation planning. The nations first family is looking to cool their jets this summer at a house in Farm Neck on Marthas Vineyard, according to the Boston Globe. Obama and his family are no stranger to Marthas Vineyard, having made three previous summer visits to Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark. They skipped going there last summer, and their favorite Blue Heron Farm house might not be available anymore. It was purchased in late...
  • Pelosi says she 'prays' Hillary Clinton will run for president (GF)

    05/03/2013 7:46:38 AM PDT · by yoe · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2013 | David Sherfinski
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she "prays" Hillary Rodham Clinton will run for president. [snip] Emilys List, a national group that focuses on electing pro-choice women, launched a campaign Thursday aiming to put the first woman in the White House that coincided with a poll showing Mrs. Clinton as the overwhelming favorite to win the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. In making the announcement, Stephanie Schriock, president of the group, said the nation is ready for a female president and is hopeful Mrs. Clinton will take another stab at the Oval Office.
  • New bill requires gold and silver registration (Illinois)

    04/12/2013 8:14:55 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/12 | wnd
    The slippery slope to confiscation has begun. Gold and silver buyers could soon have to register with the state of Illinois. Rick Santelli provides an update on legislation that requires every gold and silver transaction to be registered with the State. Here are the basics. The bill, officially called SB-3341, was introduced in 2012, immediately passed the Illinois Senate and is now awaiting action by the House.
  • Lets Give Up on the Constitution

    12/31/2012 11:25:05 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | December 31, 2012 | LOUIS MICHAEL SEIDMAN
    AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions. Consider, for example, the assertion by the Senate minority leader last week that the House could not take up a plan by Senate Democrats to extend tax cuts on households making $250,000 or less because the Constitution requires that revenue measures originate in the lower chamber. Why should anyone care? Why should a lame-duck...
  • Washington Post Column: To solve our debt problems, lets sell Alaska

    12/15/2012 10:38:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2012 | Steven Mufson
    Steven Mufson is a Washington Post reporter covering energy and other financial news. He has enjoyed visiting Alaska without needing his passport. ___________________ The prospect of once again hitting the federal debt ceiling has provoked the ritual round of hand-wringing about the intractable nature of this $16 trillion conundrum. But there is a simple, elegant option that involves no tax increases, no spending cuts and just a bit of imagination. Sell Alaska. hats right. Put the entire state from Juneau to Deadhorse, from the Bering Strait to the Beaufort Sea on the auction block. Absurd? No more absurd...
  • White House Changed CIA Talking Points (The Truth Comes Out

    11/19/2012 9:08:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 19, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    “The intelligence community had it right, and they had it right early,” said chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.). The CIA “talking points” on Benghazi initially identified the attackers as al Qaeda or al Qaeda-linked terrorists but senior administration officials removed the reference, Rogers said on NBC’s Meet the Press.Meanwhile, White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters traveling with the president on Saturday that the White House made only minor changes in the first comments by a White House official on the Benghazi security scandal.“We were provided with points...
  • The Blind Sheikh May be Released to Egypt

    09/17/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    News Gather ^ | September 17, 2012 08:45 PM EDT | Renee Nal
    The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Since becoming the new Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi has vowed to secure his return to Egypt, as a "nod to his base" of "hard-line Salafi Islamists," as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The bomb in 1993 killed six Americans and injured more than a thousand. Omar Abdel-Rahman's terror organization masterminded the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and he was reported to have a "close association" with Osama bin Laden. would Americans want to see this man walk...

    07/12/2012 4:37:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 435 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012
    **Exclusive** Late Thursday evening, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign launched a new fundraising drive, 'Meet The VP' -- just as Romney himself has narrowed the field of candidates to a handful, sources reveal. And a surprise name is now near the top of the list: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice! The timing of the announcement is now set for 'coming weeks'. MORE It was Condi who received two standing ovations at Romney's Utah retreat a few weeks ago, and everyone left with her name on their lips. Rice made an extended argument for American leadership in the world.
  • Mitch would pick Condi as veep if he runs? (DRUDGE TITLE)

    05/13/2011 1:29:43 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 105 replies ^ | May 13, 2011 | Erin McPike
    Getting to Yes for Mitch and Cheri Daniels INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Indiana Republican Party found itself in a bind this spring, unable to lock down a high-profile keynote speaker for its big annual fundraising dinner, it was Gov. Mitch Daniels himself who came up with the solution: He'd get his wife, Cheri, to do it. It was a bold move, considering that she had never given a high-profile speech before and generally has been reluctant to step onto the political stage. At the same time, her husband has been pondering a 2012 presidential bid (pondering it for the better...
  • Is Rudy Giuliani a 2012 dark horse?

    12/22/2010 7:09:21 AM PST · by StatenIsland · 124 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/22/10 | Christian Heinze
    As a 2008 primary front-runner, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tanked. But as a 2012 dark horse, he could do surprisingly well. Its not because Giuliani has shifted; its because the Republican Party has. The 2010 election was less about social conservatism than it was fiscal conservatism, and that aligns with Giulianis socially moderate and fiscally conservative ideology. There is another promising wind of change blowing Giulianis way, one thats less ideological. This isnt the era of kinder, gentler politicians. This is the age of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and...
  • The Deficit Commissions Trial Balloon: A Few Good Ideas, & Two Horrible Ones that Deserve to Die

    11/12/2010 9:27:33 AM PST · by WebFocus · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/12/2010 | Bryan Preston
    The deficit reduction committee, created by President Obama a few months back to kick the can of his irresponsible overspending down the road a few decades, is out with its trial balloon recommendations for reducing the federal deficit. According to the Wall Street Journal, its ideas include: For businesses, it would lower the corporate tax rate but remove a number of deductions currently available. It would make permanent the research-and-development tax credit. Federal subsidies to agribusinesses would begin to be slashed by $3 billion a year. On Social Security, it would gradually increase the retirement age when people can start...
  • TRENDING: Obama-Clinton ticket 'on the table,' Woodward says

    10/05/2010 1:28:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies
    TRENDING: Obama-Clinton ticket 'on the table,' Woodward says By: CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney (CNN) Some called a Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton pairing the "Dream Ticket" in 2008. It didn't happen. But what about 2012? "It's on the table," veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward told CNN's John King in an interview for John King, USA to air Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. "Some of Hillary Clinton's advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012." The scenario whereby Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would switch positions - has been bandied about by political...
  • Jeb Bush Says No to 2012 Run

    07/28/2010 6:15:21 AM PDT · by curth · 77 replies · 6+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 27, 2010 | By Peter Wallsten
    Many Republicans are still searching for that ideal 2012 presidential candidate someone who can fire up both the fiscal and social conservative wings of the GOP while luring swing voters. And, in recent months, the chatter has often turned to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Bush apparently sought to quiet the murmurs today, telling a Kentucky TV reporter that he isnt running. Bush has said that since leaving office in January 2007 that he would focus on making money and advocating for education reforms, which were a centerpiece of his tenure as governor. Even as polls show that he...
  • Obama to pitch "cash for caulkers" in Georgia

    03/02/2010 4:19:08 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 33 replies · 930+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2010 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce details of an estimated $6 billion program on Tuesday to generate jobs by providing incentives for Americans to make their homes more energy efficient, the latest step in his bid to convince Americans he can ease their economic woes. The plan, which must be passed by Congress, is intended to prompt Americans to invest in everything from insulation or new windows to overarching energy upgrades of their homes, creating construction and manufacturing jobs, and boosting energy efficiency. "The current thinking is that the program would be in the range of $6 billion,...
  • Weasel John Edwards pops the question to Rielle Hunter: report

    02/10/2010 9:04:18 AM PST · by maggief · 124 replies · 2,111+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 10, 2010
    Disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards has reportedly proposed to his baby mama -- and plans to buy a posh, $3.5 million beachfront home where they can live together. Edwards popped the question last month at the same time he told his ex-mistress Rielle Hunter that he had issued a statement confirming that he indeed fathered her 2-year-old daughter Frances Quinn, The National Enquirer reported today.
  • CPSC Clarifies Requirements of New Childrens Product Safety Laws

    01/09/2009 5:44:07 AM PST · by ozark hilljilly · 42 replies · 665+ views
    KY3 ^ | Jan. 8, 2009 | CPSC
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In February 2009, new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) take effect. Manufacturers, importers and retailers are expected to comply with the new Congressionally-mandated laws. Beginning February 10, 2009, childrens products cannot be sold if they contain more than 600 parts per million (ppm) total lead. Certain childrens products manufactured on or after February 10, 2009 cannot be sold if they contain more than 0.1% of certain specific phthalates or if they fail to meet new mandatory standards for toys. Under the new law, childrens products with more than 600 ppm total lead cannot...
  • Tough Kenyan Media Bill signed into law

    01/05/2009 10:36:41 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 623+ views
    Legalbrief Today ^ | Tue 06 January 2009 | N/A
    Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law a media Bill that journalists say will curtail press freedom. According to a BBC News report, the law gives the Kenyan authorities the power to raid media offices, tap phones and control broadcast content on grounds of national security. Kibaki said he had carefully considered the concerns but added that press freedom 'must go hand in hand with responsibility'. He said the Bill was crucial for Kenya's economic development. Kibaki added that regulating the electronic media would promote and 'safeguard our culture, moral values and nationhood'. The Standard reports that condemnation of...
  • CBS: Dems Opting for Obama Because They 'Don't Believe Hillary Can Win'

    10/23/2006 5:38:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 125 replies · 2,482+ views
    Early Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein October 23, 2006 - 08:17 CBS reporter Gloria Borger has offered an interesting theory to explain the recent outbreak of Obama Fever, also known as Barack Mania: Democrats don't think Hillary can win., Appearing on this morning's Early Show, Borger said of Hillary: "She's the automatic front runner. She has more money, more staff, more supporters lined up. She has Bill Clinton out there who is going to be her campaigner-in-chief." Borger then dropped this bomb: "And what you see happening right now is a lot of Democrats looking at the field saying 'oh, Hillary is the...
  • Friends of Hillary hint she may pull out of presidential race

    09/02/2006 4:28:33 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 181 replies · 4,142+ views
    timesonline ^ | 9/3/06 | Sarah Baxter
    FRIENDS of Hillary Clinton have been whispering the unthinkable. Despite her status as the runaway frontrunner for the 2008 Democratic nomination for president, some of her closest advisers say she might opt out of the White House race and seek to lead her party in the Senate. The former first lady longs to return to the White House with husband Bill as consort. Only last week she told television viewers America would be led by a woman one day. Stay tuned, she said. First, however, she has to win the election. Some Democratic party elders the American equivalent of...
  • How to bring back Bill - Clinton-Clinton 2008 ticket is possible

    06/12/2006 3:28:21 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 286 replies · 4,577+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 12, 2006 | Scott E. Gant and Bruce G. Peabody
    How to bring back Bill A Clinton-Clinton 2008 ticket is constitutionally possible. WASHINGTON, D.C., AND MADISON, N.J. Americans are nostalgic for the 1990s. They long for a time when terrorism was perceived as a problem confined to foreign lands and when the stock market's rise seemed unstoppable. And, it turns out, many of them miss former President Bill Clinton. In a recent poll conducted for CNN, respondents favored Mr. Clinton over President Bush on a variety of issues, including policy areas traditionally viewed as GOP strongholds. By a wide margin, those surveyed indicated that Clinton did a better...
  • Laura Bush: Rice in '08? First lady would 'love to see' secretary of state run for president

    01/14/2006 9:20:22 AM PST · by billorites · 55 replies · 884+ views ^ | January 13, 2006
    Ahead of her trip to witness the inauguration of Africa's first elected female president, first lady Laura Bush said Friday that the United States could elect a female president in the next few terms, and said she would like to cast a ballot for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. "She says she definitely is not running," Bush told CNN's Zain Verjee. "I'd love to see her run, she's terrific." Laura Bush also weighed in on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, which wrapped up on Friday, calling for a "civil and respectful hearing." Bush said she...
  • McAuliffe: Hillary May Drop Out

    08/10/2005 7:14:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 141 replies · 3,221+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/10/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Former Democratic Party chairman Terry McAuliffe is reportedly predicting that 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will drop out of her 2006 Senate reelection race if a challenger like Jeanine Pirro forces her to spend campaign cash earmarked for her presidential race. "I had a conversation with Terry McAuliffe during the Republican convention," former top Clinton campaign advisor Dick Morris told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" Wednesday night. "And I said, 'Do you think Hillary runs for re-election to the Senate if she has a tough race?'" According to Morris, McAuliffe replied: "No, why should she squander $30 million getting...
  • White House May Sidestep Dems on Bolton

    07/25/2005 12:39:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,970+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/05 | Terence Hunt - AP
    WASHINGTON - Frustrated by Senate Democrats, the White House hinted Monday that President Bush may act soon to sidestep Congress and install embattled nominee John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations on a temporary basis. White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Bush has used his power for temporary appointments when "he has to get people in place that have waited far too long to get about doing their business." He said that "sometimes there's come a point" when Bush has decided he needs to act. Bolton's nomination has been stalled for months. Critics say Bolton, who has been...
  • Lanny Davis: Wrong to Starve Terri

    03/27/2005 1:37:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 101 replies · 2,782+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/27/05 | Carl Limbacher
    While former first couple Bill and Hillary Clinton have refused to say anything that might help save Terri Schiavo's life, a senior member of their administration strongly condemned Michael Schiavo and the courts Saturday night for starving her to death. "In this situation on a personal and moral level, I go with the parents who are willing to take care of this young woman," former White House Counsel Lanny Davis told Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera. "And I cannot comprehend why this husband is standing in their way." "I see no reason why the rule of law, or in this...
  • Emergency Broadcast Test Mistakenly Calls For Evacuation

    02/01/2005 2:42:22 PM PST · by johnny7 · 42 replies · 746+ views
    AP ^ | February 1, 2005 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Despite what residents may have seen on television, the state of Connecticut was not ordered evacuated on Tuesday. "There is absolutely no evacuation or state emergency," said Kerry Flaherty, of the Office of Emergency Management. "It was an erroneous message." The department was investigating how the alert was sent. Officials said it is manually released to broadcasters.The error prompted Gov. M. Jodi Rell to issue a statement reassuring residents. "We are looking into the circumstances and will take every step necessary to make certain this type of problem does not reoccur in the future," she said.State police...
  • State mistakenly broadcasts emergency message

    02/01/2005 1:38:01 PM PST · by raybbr · 7 replies · 393+ views
    The Day - New London, CT ^ | Published on 2/1/2005 | None
    he Connecticut Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security placed an erroneous message on television stations this afternoon instructing residents across the state to evacuate. The state department said the message was mistakenly broadcast during a weekly test. There is no emergency situation requiring an evacuation or any other protective measure, the state department said in a press release. Police and fire departments, as well as The Day, received dozens of calls after the message was broadcast. Gov. M. Jodi Rell today reassured residents that an emergency message appearing on some cable television systems was an error resulting from a...
  • Homeland Security Czar: 'I Quit' [according to Apple Homepage]

    07/31/2004 6:20:37 AM PDT · by sully777 · 8 replies · 529+ views
    CNN Netscape ^ | 7- 31- 04
    Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is considering stepping down after the November election, telling colleagues he is worn out...
  • Kerry Eyeing Clinton for Secretary of State

    03/31/2004 9:26:16 AM PST · by kattracks · 131 replies · 288+ views ^ | 3/31/04 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Likely Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry is considering tapping ex-President Bill Clinton to head up his foreign policy team as Secretary of State. When asked about making the offer to Clinton, Kerry spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter went out of her way to avoid denials. "President Clinton would clearly help the United States regain the respect of our allies across the world," Cutter told the New York Daily News on Thursday, before insisting it was too early to name potential Cabinet picks. Tapping the ex-prez for the top foreign policy post could help the Kerry campaign solve one of its thorniest...
  • Bush: No blanket amnesty for illegals

    12/16/2003 3:47:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 184+ views ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003
    COMING TO AMERICABush: No blanket amnestyfor illegals But wants policy linking 'willing employer with any willing employee' Posted: December 16, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern Responding to recent comments by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, President Bush said yesterday he is against offering an across-the-board amnesty to illegal workers living in the United States. President Bush at news conference yesterday (White House photo) Last week, Ridge told a town hall meeting in Miami, Fla., the U.S. should give illegal immigrants legal status. At a news conference in Washington, Bush replied, "I have constantly said that we need to have an immigration...
  • Demi Dating Bill Clinton [Ex-POTUS Flacks Float Trial Baloon for Separation from Hillary in 2003]

    12/15/2002 9:04:38 AM PST · by ewing · 145 replies · 604+ views
    The Australian 'New Idea' Publication ^ | Monday December 16, 2002 (Australian Time) | Staff Report
    Whispers from the Bill and Hillary Clinton camp suggests that Bill intends to seperate from his long suffering wife after the new year.But bitter Action Hero Movie Star Bruce Willis is determined that the former POTUS will get nowhere will his former wife and mother of his children.'Bruce has done his reasearch,' an aide says, 'He would have made a most excellent private detective.'He likes to find out about people, and what he's found out about Bill Clinton was sufficient enough in his eyes to warrant contacting Demi.'He told me: 'Clinton is a bigger womanizer than JFK ever was.'But Demi,...