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  • Biggest Protests In 20 Years Sweep Brazil

    06/18/2013 9:42:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 18, 2013 | Todd Benson,Asher Levine
    (Reuters) - As many as 200,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil's biggest cities on Monday in a swelling wave of protest tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption.
  • Obama likely to escape campaign audit

    11/11/2008 9:29:50 AM PST · by Species8472 · 91 replies · 815+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 11/11/08 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    The Federal Election Commission is unlikely to conduct a potentially embarrassing audit of how Barack Obama raised and spent his presidential campaign’s record-shattering windfall, despite allegations of questionable donations and accounting that had the McCain campaign crying foul. Adding insult to injury for Republicans: The FEC is obligated to complete a rigorous audit of McCain’s campaign coffers, which will take months, if not years, and cost McCain millions of dollars to defend. Obama is expected to escape that level of scrutiny mostly because he declined an $84 million public grant for his campaign that automatically triggers an audit and because...
  • ZOGBY: MCCAIN MOVES INTO LEAD 48-47 IN ONE DAY POLLING

    11/01/2008 11:58:05 AM PDT · by Smogger · 30 replies · 1,606+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 11/1/2008 | Drudge
    ZOGBY SATURDAY: Republican John McCain has pulled back within the margin of error... The three-day average holds steady, but McCain outpolled Obama 48% to 47% in Friday, one day, polling. He is beginning to cut into Obama's lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Joe the Plumber may get his license after all...
  • North Korea set to come off U.S. blacklist

    10/11/2008 7:22:52 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 29 replies · 753+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to announce on Saturday that it will take North Korea off its terrorism blacklist in a bid to salvage denuclearization talks, a U.S. official familiar with the decision said. The official, who asked not to be named as the announcement is set to be made later in the day, said Pyongyang had provided assurances on verifying its nuclear activities and President George W. Bush decided to proceed with taking the North off the U.S. list of states considered sponsors of terrorism. The move, which will be unpopular with some conservative Republicans who see...
  • U.S. missile attack kills at least 6 in Pakistan

    10/09/2008 11:00:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies · 816+ views
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 10.09.08
    A U.S. missile attack by a pilotless drone killed at least six people on Thursday, including 3 Arabs, in a Pakistani tribal region regarded as a safe haven for al Qaeda and Taliban militants, an intelligence official said. The target was a house in Tappi, a village 20 km east of Miranshah that has been hit before in recent days, according to an intelligence official in the region.
  • U.S. judge orders release of 17 Guantánamo detainees

    10/08/2008 10:20:55 AM PDT · by doc30 · 52 replies · 1,728+ views
    International Heral Tribune ^ | 10/8/2008 | BWilliam Glaberson
    A federal judge has ordered the Bush administration to release 17 detainees at Guantánamo by the end of the week, the first such ruling in nearly seven years of legal disputes over the administration's detention policies. The judge, Ricardo Urbina of U.S. District Court, ordered Tuesday that the 17 men be brought to his courtroom Friday from Guantánamo, where they have been held since 2002. He indicated that he would release the men, members of the restive Uighur Muslim minority of western China, into the care of supporters in the United States, initially in the Washington area. "I think the...
  • Study Reveals Simple "Search" Could Reduce Traffic on FreeRepublic by 38% (vanity)

    09/17/2008 9:08:48 AM PDT · by Scythian · 64 replies · 395+ views
    Me
    I have been very good about this lately too. When you go to post a story use the "Search" button and put one of the key words from the stories title in the textobx and select "Titles" in the dropdown and then do the "Search". Odds are it's been posted cause' folks are quick around here. Lately, the same story is posted 4 to 6 times right out of the box with conversations going on in most of them. I'm just saying ....
  • SC Democratic Chair: Palin’s Chief Qualification is She ‘Hasn’t Had an Abortion’

    09/10/2008 1:55:19 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 23 replies · 100+ views
    South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler reportedly lashed out at Sarah Palin Wednesday, saying the Republican vice presidential candidate’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.” Politico.com reports that Fowler, wife of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Don Fowler, said that John McCain’s decision to choose an abortion rights opponent would not boost his candidacy among many women.
  • Heads Up! Bill O'Reilly will interview Barack Obama tomorrow night

    09/03/2008 5:58:50 PM PDT · by kellynla · 94 replies · 1,189+ views
    FOX NEWS | 9/3/2008 | staff
    Bill O'Reilly will interview Barack Obama tomorrow night.
  • 6 things Palin pick says about McCain

    08/31/2008 2:56:42 PM PDT · by GeeMoney · 46 replies · 113+ views
    Politoco ^ | 8/30/08 | JIM VANDEHEI & JOHN F. HARRIS
    6 things Palin pick says about McCain The selection of a running mate is among the most consequential and the most defining decisions a presidential nominee can make. John McCain’s pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says a lot about his decision-making — and some of it is downright breathtaking. We knew McCain is a politician who relishes improvisation and likes to go with his gut. But it is remarkable that someone who has repeatedly emphasized experience in this campaign named an inexperienced governor he barely knew to be his No. 2. Whatever you think of the pick, here are...
  • Zogby Poll: Equilibrium in the POTUS Race! [McCain/Palin 47%, Obama/Biden 45%]

    08/30/2008 8:02:20 PM PDT · by charles m · 60 replies · 1,647+ views
    Zogby ^ | 8/30/08
    Brash McCain pick of AK Gov. Palin neutralizes historic Obama speech, stunts the Dems' convention bounce UTICA, New York - Republican John McCain's surprise announcement Friday of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate - some 16 hours after Democrat Barack Obama's historic speech accepting his party’s presidential nomination - has possibly stunted any Obama convention bump, the latest Zogby Interactive flash poll of the race shows. Data from this poll is available here The latest nationwide survey, begun Friday afternoon after the McCain announcement of Palin as running mate and completed mid-afternoon today, shows McCain/Palin at 47%, compared...
  • 6 things the Palin pick says about McCain

    08/30/2008 12:59:17 PM PDT · by AreaMan · 43 replies · 227+ views
    Politico ^ | 30 Aug 08 | Jim VandeHei and John F. Harris
    6 things the Palin pick says about McCain By: Jim VandeHei and John F. Harris August 30, 2008 01:44 PM EST The selection of a running mate is among the most consequential, most defining decisions a presidential nominee can make. John McCain’s pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says a lot about his decison-making — and some of it is downright breathtaking. We knew McCain is a politician who relishes improvisation, and likes to go with his gut. But it is remarkable that someone who has repeatedly emphasized experience in this campaign named an inexperienced governor he barely knew...
  • 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.
  • The Russo-Georgian War and the Balance of Power

    08/14/2008 2:21:01 PM PDT · by Braak · 11 replies · 183+ views
    Stratfor ^ | August 12, 2008 | George Friedman
    The Russian invasion of Georgia has not changed the balance of power in Eurasia. It simply announced that the balance of power had already shifted. The United States has been absorbed in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as potential conflict with Iran and a destabilizing situation in Pakistan. It has no strategic ground forces in reserve and is in no position to intervene on the Russian periphery.
  • FCC Commissioner: Return of Fairness Doctrine Could Control Web Content

    08/13/2008 1:01:29 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 105+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 08-13-08 | By Jeff Poor
    There’s a huge concern among conservative talk radio hosts that reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine would all-but destroy the industry due to equal time constraints. But speech limits might not stop at radio. They could even be extended to include the Internet and “government dictating content policy.” FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell raised that as a possibility after talking with bloggers at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. McDowell spoke about a recent FCC vote to bar Comcast from engaging in certain Internet practices – expanding the federal agency’s oversight of Internet networks. The commissioner, a 2006 President Bush appointee, told...
  • The Russo-Georgian War and the Balance of Power

    08/13/2008 11:39:55 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies · 150+ views
    Stratfor.com ^ | August 12, 2008 | George Friedman
    The Russian invasion of Georgia has not changed the balance of power in Eurasia. It simply announced that the balance of power had already shifted. The United States has been absorbed in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as potential conflict with Iran and a destabilizing situation in Pakistan. It has no strategic ground forces in reserve and is in no position to intervene on the Russian periphery. This, as we have argued, has opened a window of opportunity for the Russians to reassert their influence in the former Soviet sphere. Moscow did not have to concern itself...
  • Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate

    08/08/2008 12:00:48 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 38 replies · 117+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | 8/8/8 | Brian Ross
    John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extra-marital affair with a novice film-maker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today. In an interview for broadcast tonight on Nightline, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 42-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her. Edwards also denied he was the father of Hunter's baby girl, Frances Quinn, although the one-time Democratic Presidential candidate said he has not taken a paternity test. Edwards said he knew he was not the father based on timing of the baby's birth...
  • Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate

    08/08/2008 11:58:58 AM PDT · by xp38 · 44 replies · 164+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 8 2008 | By RHONDA SCHWARTZ and BRIAN ROSS
    ohn Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extra-marital affair with a novice film-maker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.
  • what is up with all the duplicate threads?(vanity)

    08/07/2008 11:54:45 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 11 replies · 196+ views
    8/7/08 | edzo
    what is the deal with all the duplicate threads lately? it seems like there are several of the same threads posted over and over sometimes there are threads that were posted from the day or days before often there are muliptle threads of the same topic on the first page. I have been guilty of this as well even though I have searched for the keyword
  • Olmert to Resign

    07/30/2008 12:46:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 44 replies · 283+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Mark Lavie
    <p>JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, facing corruption allegations and plummeting approval ratings, announced Wednesday he will resign in September. The move threw his country into political turmoil and raised doubts about progress for U.S.-backed Mideast peace efforts.</p> <p>Appearing angry and reading from a prepared text, Olmert made the brief statement at his official Jerusalem residence where he harshly criticized the corruption investigations against him. He said he was choosing the public good over his personal justice.</p>