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  • Cynthia Tucker: Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans

    10/15/2010 5:11:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 77 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | October 15, 2010 | Cynthia Tucker
    WASHINGTON — Amplified by the right-wing message machine, Republicans paint President Obama as an unyielding left-winger, an unreconstructed liberal who refuses to compromise. The president’s critics have turned the truth inside out: One of Obama’s greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn — and unrequited — love for bipartisanship. The president has made some of his biggest mistakes trying to woo a GOP opposition that has committed itself to frustrating him at every turn. If he had ignored recalcitrant Republicans, for example, his health care legislation might have become law without months of damaging political drama. In an interview last...
  • Netanyahu: We tried and failed to stop Russian missile sale to Syria

    09/19/2010 10:02:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/19/10 | Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted on Sunday that despite intensive diplomacy, Israel had failed to dissuade Russia from selling advanced missiles to Syria. Speaking at Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Netanyahu told ministers that Russian plans to go ahead with the delivery of P-800 anti-ship missiles to Syria was "problematic" for Israel. "We have been aware of this deal for some time and there were discussions with the Russians at every level," Netanyahu said.
  • Officials: Somali Tried to Board Flight With Explosives Last Month

    12/30/2009 5:33:04 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 54 replies · 2,806+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/30/09 | AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — Officials say a Somali national tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month with powdered chemicals, liquid and a syringe that together could have caused an explosion. The hallmarks bear chilling similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner. Police spokesman Abdulahi Hassan Barise says the suspect was arrested before the Nov. 13 Daallo Airlines flight departed. It was scheduled to travel from Mogadishu to the northern Somali city of Hargeisa, then to Djibouti and Dubai.
  • A Dying Al-Zarqawi Tried to Get Away

    06/09/2006 5:54:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,043+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/06 | Patrick Quinn - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi could barely speak, but he struggled and tried to get away from American soldiers as he lay dying on a stretcher in the ruins of his hideout. The U.S. forces recognized his face, and knew they had the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. Initially, the U.S. military had said al-Zarqawi was killed outright. But Friday new details emerged of his final moments. For three years, al-Zarqawi orchestrated horrific acts of violence guided by his extremist vision of jihad, or holy war — first against the U.S. soldiers he considered occupiers of Arab lands, then...
  • Man admits he tried to smuggle Iranian national across border

    05/17/2006 8:14:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 579+ views
    A Mesa man has admitted in federal court that he tried to smuggle an illegal immigrant from Iran across the U.S.-Mexico border. FBI agents arrested Zeayadali Malhamdary and raided his tailor shop May 26 after an undercover investigation found he tried to obtain Mexican visas for Iranians so they could fly into Mexico and then cross the border. Malhamdary has admitted to friends he crossed the Mexico border illegally in 1998 to escape religious persecution in Iran, whose official religion is the Shiite branch of Islam. He was granted refugee status in February 1999. Under Monday's plea deal, sentencing will...
  • Nazis Tried To Halt Allies In Italy With Malaria Epidemic Attack

    02/13/2006 6:00:29 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 470+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-14-2006 | Hilary Clarke
    Nazis tried to halt Allies in Italy with malaria epidemic attack By Hilary Clarke in Rome (Filed: 14/02/2006) The Nazis tried to halt the advance of British and American troops through Italy in the Second World War by unleashing malaria-carrying mosquitoes in what is believed to be the only biological warfare attack out in Europe, according to new research. The plan was designed to hinder the Allied push from the south and to punish the Italian population for what the Germans saw as treachery after they switched sides and joined the Allied powers. According to Prof Frank Snowden, a history...
  • Syria 'Tried To Fuel Holy War In Iraq Against US An Britain'

    01/10/2006 6:02:06 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 446+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-11-2006 | Francis Harris
    Syria 'tried to fuel holy war in Iraq against US and Britain' By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 11/01/2006) President Bashar al-Assad of Syria secretly incited Iraq's top Shia leader to declare holy war against US and British forces, according to Washington's former administrator in the country. In his new book, My Year in Iraq, Paul Bremer said he heard the explosive intelligence in October 2003 as sectarian tensions soared across the country following the fall of Saddam Hussein. News of Assad's actions ‘stunned’ the US administration in Iraq The report came from an extremely senior source, the supreme leader...
  • Iraqi Troops Kill Man Who Tried to Take Soldier's Weapon

    11/30/2005 5:21:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 671+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2005 – Troops from the Iraqi army's 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 7th Division, killed a man Nov. 29 after he tried to take a soldier's weapon near Ramadi, Iraq, military officials reported. Soldiers fired on the military-aged man after he refused to open his trunk during a vehicle search and went for a soldier's weapon. Iraqi and coalition forces detained several insurgents and seized weapons caches Nov. 29 during operations throughout Iraq. Iraqi police detained three men fleeing the scene of a rocket attack on a high school near Musayyib. Near Rawah, an ineffective would-be suicide car...
  • Bruce Willis does his part for troops: Actor tried to join military, but told he was too old

    11/01/2005 3:25:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 4,020+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 1, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Actor Bruce Willis wanted to serve his country as far back as the Gulf War. His friends laughed at him, telling him he was too old. Undaunted, Willis looked into himself – only to find out they were right. He was too old. So the star of "Die Hard," "The Sixth Sense," "Hostage" and dozens of other movies, did the next best thing. He traveled to Iraq with his band, the Accelerators, to entertain troops with the USO. He is also planning to join returning troops at Fort Lewis in Washington state Nov. 5. "The idea of serving my country...
  • CA: 11-year-old Fresno girl who threw rock to be tried for felony

    08/02/2005 9:04:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 245 replies · 3,059+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/2/05 | Lisa Leff - AP
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - An 11-year-old girl arrested on a deadly weapon charge for throwing a rock during a water balloon fight is scheduled to be tried Wednesday after talks between her attorney and prosecutors failed to produce a plea bargain. Maribel Cuevas was arrested in April for throwing a two-pound rock at a neighborhood boy who had pelted her with a water balloon. The rock gashed the boy's forehead, and the girl spent five days in Fresno's juvenile hall and a month under house arrest after police said she resisted arrest and scratched an officer's arm. Since then, the...
  • (Supreme) Court: foreign tax cheaters can be tried under U.S. law

    04/26/2005 11:34:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 480+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/26/05 | Hope Yen - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that people who cheat foreign governments of tax revenue can be prosecuted under U.S. law for wire fraud. In a 5-4 decision, the court upheld the fraud convictions for three men accused of sneaking thousands of cases of whisky, vodka and rum into Canada from the United States and avoiding millions of dollars in Canadian taxes. Canada did not pursue the trio for tax evasion, but American prosecutors did and the three were sentenced to prison. The U.S. wire fraud law bars the use of interstate wires, such as phones and computers,...
  • Surgeon who tried to save JFK dies (Dr. Charles R. Baxter)

    03/12/2005 10:44:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 948+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/12/05 | AP - Dallas
    DALLAS - Dr. Charles R. Baxter, one of the surgeons who tried to save President John F. Kennedy after he was shot, has died, a colleague said. He was 75. The surgeon died Thursday of pneumonia at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where he had been professor emeritus of surgery since 1993, said Dr. Robert Rege, chairman of surgery. Baxter was the emergency room director at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where Kennedy was taken after being shot by Lee Harvey Oswald on Nov. 22, 1963. "As soon as we realized we had nothing medical to do, we...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Try, Try, Try Again: Bush's Peace Plans

    10/26/2004 7:11:55 AM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 418+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 26, 2004 | Daniel Mandel
    Nearly four years have elapsed since the Oslo process (1993-2000) between Israelis and Palestinians foundered in bloodshed. Over that period, two U.S. administrations have tried to forge policies that would reduce the violence and point toward a solution to the conflict.It has not been a single-minded pursuit. Since September 11, 2001, the prime focus of Washington has been the management of unprecedented U.S. military interventions in the region, which removed regimes from power in Afghanistan and Iraq. The notion of Israeli-Palestinian peace as the key to regional stability has been replaced by the war on terror and the insistence on...
  • GOP Members? names being linked to racist website extortion scam (RATS TRIED A FAST ONE)

    02/05/2003 7:56:59 AM PST · by cody32127 · 7 replies · 314+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02-05-03 | Hillnews
    Several House lawmakers say they?ve been the victims of an Internet extortion that attempted to link their names to a racist organization. The scheme also involved House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and at least two senators. Sites named after Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.), Porter Goss (R-Fla.), Ric Keller (R-Fla.), Hastert and 18 other House members brought web-surfers to the National Association for the Advancement of White People and other unsavory home pages. Keller said he grew suspicious when he got an e-mail offering to sell him an Internet address bearing his name for $499. Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla) called...
  • Man Tried for Friend's Drunkenness

    07/31/2002 5:47:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies · 429+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/30/02 | JOHN CURRAN
    Man Tried for Friend's Drunkenness Tue Jul 30, 1:15 PM ET By JOHN CURRAN, Associated Press Writer SALEM, N.J. (AP) - A 40-year-old laborer is on trial in New Jersey in a groundbreaking case experts say could clear the way for the prosecution of anyone who lets a drunken driver get behind the wheel. Kenneth Powell was asleep at home two years ago when police called and asked him to pick up best friend Michael Pangle, who had been arrested for drunken driving after a drinking session in a strip club. Powell picked up Pangle and took his friend back...