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  • Friend's murder 'just felt right'

    04/23/2007 7:27:38 AM PDT · by bedolido · 22 replies · 1,255+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 4-23-2007 | Liza Kappelle
    TWO teenagers who wanted to experience murder told police it "felt right" to strangle a friend and bury her body in a shallow grave beneath her West Australian home. The 17-year-old girls, who cannot be named due to their age, today faced a sentencing hearing in Perth Children's Court after pleading guilty to murdering Eliza Jane Davis in the small coal mining town of Collie on June 18, 2006.
  • Two Detroit men charged as Iraqi spies

    04/18/2007 10:22:44 AM PDT · by bedolido · 23 replies · 826+ views
    reuters.com ^ | 4-18-2007 | staff writer
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Two men from the Detroit area have been charged with spying for executed Iraq leader Saddam Hussein's intelligence service, according to federal court documents. Najib Shemami and Ghazi Al-Awadi were indicted for giving the former government information about its enemies in the United States, and were freed on $10,000 bonds each after appearing in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Tuesday.
  • Delay calling for Rosie to be fired

    04/13/2007 10:16:17 AM PDT · by racnpartsales4u · 14 replies · 504+ views
    AOL news ^ | 4 13 07 | America Online
    After Imus, DeLay Calls for Rosie to Be Fired Wants Conservatives to Lead Anti-O'Donnell Push AOL (April 13) -- Fanning the flames of discontent sparked by the Imus controversy, former congressman Tom DeLay is making a plea for his fellow conservatives to get Rosie O'Donnell fired for recent remarks she made. Is Rosie the Next Imus? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rosie vs. O'Reilly: The Feud Behind the Firing Calls? Rosie's Rant O'Reilly's Response -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sound Off at the Cooler: Did Rosie Cross the Line? "I'm calling for conservatives to take on Rosie O'Donnell," DeLay said during an interview with CNN. "She criticized...
  • Edwards Works Shift at Nursing Home

    04/11/2007 10:24:46 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 27 replies · 507+ views
    Breitbart ^ | April 11, 2007 | By BETH FOUHY
    MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) - Democrat John Edwards got a taste of low-wage life Wednesday, rising before dawn to help to dress, shave and deliver breakfast to elderly residents of a nursing home outside New York City. His visit was part of the "Work a Day in My Shoes" program sponsored by the influential Service Employees International Union, where presidential candidates spend time with health care workers to understand the challenges of their jobs. Edwards was paired with certified nursing assistant Elaine Ellis, an 18-year employee of the Sarah Neuman Nursing Home who escorted him on her early morning rounds. Ellis,...
  • 3 Generals Spurn the Position of War 'Czar'

    04/11/2007 10:52:24 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 52 replies · 1,321+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2007 | Peter Baker and Thomas E. Ricks
    The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies, but it has had trouble finding anyone willing to take the job, according to people close to the situation. At least three retired four-star generals approached by the White House in recent weeks have declined to be considered for the position, sources said, underscoring the administration's difficulty in enlisting its top recruits to join the team after five years of warfare that have taxed the United States and its...
  • Belinda Stronach Leaving Federal Politics

    04/11/2007 10:44:24 AM PDT · by fanfan · 10 replies · 620+ views
    CFRA News ^ | April 11, 2007 | Cindy Clyne
    A short but rocky stint in federal politics is now over for Belinda Stronach. Stronach says she won't stand for re-election and is planning to return to the business world as executive vice-chairwoman of Magna International. Her father, Frank Stronach, is the founder and chairman of Magna. Stronach has made headlines consistently during her three year roller-coaster ride as as an MP. She garnered much media attention with her run for the leadership of the Conservative party, then again when she defected to the Liberals, in addition to stories about her romantic connections to Peter MacKay and Tie Domi.
  • Fred Thompson Gears Up (Good News)

    04/06/2007 7:14:11 AM PDT · by MittFan08 · 65 replies · 1,262+ views
    Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” actor and former senator from Tennessee, has moved beyond pondering a bid for the White House and begun assembling the nucleus of a campaign should he decide to run, according to people involved in the effort. Thompson has not yet decided to seek the Republican presidential nomination. But “he is getting more serious every day,” said an adviser familiar with Thompson's plans. Thompson’s coming-out as a candidate-in-waiting will be a May 4 appearance at the 45th annual dinner of the Lincoln Club of Orange County in the heart of Ronald Reagan country in Southern...
  • Who Wants to Raise an American?

    04/05/2007 6:32:58 PM PDT · by rob21 · 10 replies · 457+ views
    When my co-author Chriss Winston and I started to write our new book How to Raise an American, we both felt there was a “Patriotism Gap” between adults and children. Our impression was that kids today were not as patriotic as kids were in previous generations. A recent poll conducted by the Winston Group confirmed this (full disclosure: the president of the Winston Group is David Winston, husband of Chriss). The poll found that, while 97 percent of Americans say they are patriotic, 70 percent believe that children today are growing up less patriotic.Even while writing the book, we were...
  • Former NFL Player Stingley Dies at 55 (paralyzed after a hard hit)

    04/05/2007 8:14:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 553+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 4-5-2007 | staff writer
    CHICAGO — Darryl Stingley, a former New England Patriots receiver who was paralyzed after a hard hit during an NFL exhibition game nearly 30 years ago, has died. He was 55.
  • Sculpture of Obama As Jesus Causes Stir

    04/02/2007 5:39:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 849+ views
    iWon News ^ | April 2, 2007 | NATHANIEL HERNANDEZ
    He wears Jesus' robes and a neon blue halo, looks like Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and is causing a stir at a Chicago art school. An undergraduate student's papier mache sculpture of Obama as a messianic figure - entitled "Blessing" - went on display Saturday at a downtown gallery run by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. By Monday, word of the piece had spread on political blogs, and the school had been flooded with calls. David Cordero, 24, made the sculpture for his senior show after noticing all the attention Obama has received since he first...
  • Man says sex change should end alimony

    03/28/2007 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 41 replies · 252+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Mar. 28, 2007 | PHIL DAVIS
    Lawrence Roach agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change, his lawyers argued in an effort to end the payments. But the ex-wife's attorneys argued Tuesday that the operation doesn't alter the agreement. Less than a week after commissioners in nearby Largo drew national attention by firing the city manager after he announced he was a transsexual, lawyers for Roach and his ex-wife grappled in another transsexual rights case that delves into relatively uncharted legal territory. Only a 2004 Ohio case has addressed whether or not a transsexual can still...
  • LEAK: Bush Veto Speech on Iraq Timeline Bill

    03/28/2007 7:59:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 713+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | Scott Ott
    LEAK: Bush Veto Speech on Iraq Timeline Bill by Scott Ott (2007-03-28) — President George Bush will issue a rare veto in a nationally-televised speech within the next week according to the text of the address leaked to reporters today. The following are excerpts from a draft of the president’s TV script. PRESIDENT BUSH: My fellow Americans, in this folder on my desk is legislation that would pull our troops out of Iraq by March 2008, leaving that budding democracy to be ruled under Sharia law which treats goats better than it treats women, leaving this cradle of freedom in...
  • Who is Monica Goodling?

    03/27/2007 2:46:04 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 35 replies · 2,241+ views
    McClatchy News Service ^ | March 27, 2007 | Ron Hutcheson
    WASHINGTON - Monica Goodling, the Department of Justice official who said Monday that she'll invoke the Fifth Amendment rather than talk to lawmakers, is a frequent figure in department e-mails released so far as part of the congressional investigation into the firings and hirings of U.S. attorneys. Goodling, 33, is a 1995 graduate Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., an institution that describes itself as "committed to embracing an evangelical spirit." She received her law degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Regent, founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, says its mission is "to produce Christian leaders who will make...
  • New Orleans residents arming themselves

    03/23/2007 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Bluestateredman · 11 replies · 818+ views
    New Orleans residents arming themselves...
  • The Global Warming Swindle (A green convert to common sense)

    03/20/2007 7:43:36 AM PDT · by saganite · 94 replies · 2,110+ views
    PESN ^ | 18 March 07 | Sterling D. Allan
    A decade ago, I was a convinced naysayer of global warming. I saw the global warming mantra as contrived propaganda to give global conspirators a reason to deploy draconian measures that they might not otherwise have enough support to deploy. (Ref.) However, as I became immersed in clean energy technology coverage, I became exposed day after day to what seemed to be solid scientific facts supporting the case that human-created CO2 and other greenhouse gases were indeed impacting the global ecosystem. I began accumulating these various evidences as I came across them into a Global Warming index page at FreeEnergyNews.com....
  • GORE FACES HILL GRILLING ON 'WARMING'; QUESTIONS AWAIT FORMER VP

    03/18/2007 6:00:46 PM PDT · by jackv · 88 replies · 2,333+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 3-18-07 | Matt Drudge
    GORE FACES HILL GRILLING ON 'WARMING'; QUESTIONS AWAIT FORMER VP Sun Mar 18 2007 20:23:00 ET **Exclusive** Temperatures are predicted to reach a high of only 43-degrees on Wednesday in Washington, but look for high-heat to come out of Al Gore's schedule appearances on The Hill! Gore is set to solo before Rep. John Dingell's [D-MI] all powerful Energy and Commerce Committee in the morning and Sen. Barbara Boxer's [D-CA] Environment and Public Works Committee in the afternoon. Both are expected to have overflow seating, and protesters, both for and against Gore. Gore will get a 30 minute opening and...
  • China, Russia seek to block UN report on Darfur

    03/16/2007 7:18:11 PM PDT · by fishhound · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 Mar 2007 18:25:09 GMT | Reuters
    GENEVA, March 16 (Reuters) - China and Russia joined Arab and Muslim states on Friday in urging the U.N.'s human rights watchdog to ignore a report from a mission to Darfur that blamed Sudan for continuing war crimes against civilians there. The two permanent United Nations Security Council members argued the mission, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams, last month failed to gain access to the vast western region of Sudan and had not fulfilled its mandate. Despite warnings from Western and some African states that failure to act would undermine the credibility of the newly formed Human...
  • Mugabe: Critics of Zim can 'go hang'

    03/15/2007 12:10:27 PM PDT · by Clive · 12 replies · 390+ views
    A defiant Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe told critics of his government to "go hang" themselves on Thursday in his first response to the arrest and assault of opposition chief Morgan Tsvangirai. After talks with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, who had gone to Harare in a bid to mediate between Mugabe and the opposition, the veteran leader accused Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) of instigating violence. Images of a badly beaten Tsvangirai and his supporters have triggered worldwide condemnation, particularly from Mugabe's arch-foes in London and Washington, but Mugabe showed no signs of softening his stance. "When they criticise the...
  • CodePink “Occupies” Congressional Offices - Videos

    03/09/2007 12:12:55 PM PST · by Sam Hill · 30 replies · 993+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | March 9, 2007 | N/A
    From a delighted Associated Press [excerpted]: Protestors confront Democrat David Obey. Anti-war protesters plan takeover of U.S. legislators’ officesJennifer C. Kerr, Associated PressThursday, March 08, 2007 WASHINGTON — Some opponents of the Iraq war are taking their protests straight to Congress — staging “occupations” in legislators’ offices on Capitol Hill and in their home communities. U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel’s office in Chicago was targeted Thursday. A day earlier, protesters were headed off before entering U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in San Francisco. In Washington, peace activists dressed in pink showed up recently at the Senate offices of...
  • 'Beltway Madam' Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Racketeering, Money Laundering Charges

    03/09/2007 11:47:48 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 51 replies · 1,203+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/09/2007 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON — The so-called "Beltway Madam" pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and money laundering charges in federal court Friday. Prosecutors say Deborah Jean Palfrey, 50, ran a call-girl service in the Washington, D.C. area for 13 years, taking appointments from her California home and dispatching women to luxury hotels in Washington and Baltimore. They say the service promoted prostitution. Palfrey was released Friday on her own recognizance, but had her passport confiscated. She was officially booked, and had her picture and fingerprints taken by police. The judge also ordered Palfrey to wear an electronic monitoring device to track her...