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  • Why is Claggett summarily appointed Register of Patents?

    10/26/2016 8:39:05 AM PDT · by Bodega · 11 replies
    Industry and Advocacy News ^ | Oct 24, 2019 | The Authors Guild
    Pollante summarily removed as Register of Patents and replaced immediately by Karyn Temple Claggett. Hayden, the new Librarian of Congress, performed the dismissal without comment. Pollante has a stellar record in the patent office. Karyn Temple Claggett has not even a biography of of her life...just a list of jobs held in the USA. Conyers on the House Judiciary Committee who must have known of this but has had no comment. The big question is why?
  • U.S. Economy Shrinks By Most Since Great Recession in 1Q (Unprecedented In Other Than Recession)

    06/26/2014 5:20:45 AM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 25, 2014 | Reuters
    Unprecedented!!US Economy Shrinks By Most Ever Outside Recession! The U.S. economy contracted at a much steeper pace than previously estimated in the first quarter, but there are indications that growth has since rebounded strongly. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 percent annual rate, the economy's worst performance in five years, instead of the 1.0 percent pace it had reported last month.
  • Are Republicans really blocking Obama’s judicial nominees at ‘unprecedented’ levels?

    11/21/2013 6:43:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/21/13 | Eric Pfeiffer
    When President Obama gave his blessing to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to invoke the so-called “nuclear option,” he said the effort by Republicans to block his nominees was “unprecedented.” "Today's pattern of obstruction, it just isn't normal," Obama said. "I support the step a majority of senators today took to change the way that Washington is doing business." However, that’s only partially true. Looking at all of Obama’s nominees across his administration, he has suffered unprecedented levels of obstruction, according to the Wall Street Journal. But when it comes to judicial nominees – the process that sparked Senate...
  • Climate extremes are 'unprecedented' (a mixed bag of .. uhh.. stuff, climatically speaking)

    07/03/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/3/13 | Roger Harrabin
    The Earth experienced unprecedented recorded climate extremes during the decade 2001-2010, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. Its new report says more national temperature records were reported broken than in previous decades. There was an increase in deaths from heatwaves over that decade. This was particularly pronounced during the extreme summers in Europe in 2003 and in the Russian Federation during 2010. But despite the decade being the second wettest since 1901 (with 2010 the wettest year recorded) fewer people died from floods than in the previous decade. Better warning systems and increased preparedness take much of the credit for...
  • NASA Finds Black Hole Cluster (Unprecedented Cluster)

    06/15/2013 2:30:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 53 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 15, 2013 | Staff
    Title:NASA Finds Black Hole Cluster No matter how old you are, space never stops being cool. That applies doubly to black holes, which is why NASA's latest discovery should be considered totally awesome: using the Chandra X-ray observatory, the agency found an "unprecedented" cluster of black holes in the Andromeda galaxy. How unprecedented? There could be 26 of them in this cluster alone. And these were just the ones that were immediately identifiable, as scientists say there are likely many more that are currently invisible. Said the lead author of the study, "We think it's just the tip of the...
  • Consumption driving 'unprecedented' environment damage: UN ('revving up' the climate for Rio Summit)

    06/06/2012 7:47:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/6/12 | AFP
    Population growth and unsustainable consumption are driving Earth towards "unprecedented" environmental destruction, the UN said in a report Wednesday ahead of the Rio Summit. Of 90 key goals to protect the environment, only four have seen good progress, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a planetary assessment issued only every five years. "If current trends continue, if current patterns of production and consumption of natural resources prevail and cannot be reversed and 'decoupled,' then governments will preside over unprecedented levels of damage and degradation," said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. The phonebook-sized report, the fifth edition of the...
  • Katie Couric Grills Obama on his Recent Statements about Supreme Court (Satire)

    04/08/2012 5:38:12 PM PDT · by zencycler · 9 replies
    Vanity | 4/8/2012 | self
    Couric: Let's take a look at what you said recently regarding the upcoming Supreme Court decision on your health care legislation: “I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” You claim it would be "unprecedented" if the justices overturn this law. But isn't that the proper role of the courts, and hasn't it happened many times before? Obama: Clearly, I was talking about important laws like this, which were enacted during my administation. So since...
  • Obama's War on Vocabulary!

    04/08/2012 5:00:59 PM PDT · by zencycler · 57 replies
    Vanity | self
    Some recent and obvious examples: "Unprecedented" "Strong Majority" "Judicial Activism" Just wondering if anyone can add to this list?
  • Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

    04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 204 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012
    <p>White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.</p> <p>Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?</p>
  • Obama's Supreme Court comments off the mark

    04/04/2012 6:55:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 4, 2012 | Editorial
    Borrowing a line from conservative critics of the judiciary, President Obama declared that the Supreme Court would be engaging in "judicial activism" if it threw out the 2010 healthcare reform law. There are several things wrong with the president's remark. For one thing, it's simply not true that it would be "unprecedented" for the court to overturn such a law. Since Marbury vs. Madison in 1803, the court has seen "judicial review" of laws as part of its responsibility, and over the years it has ruled many unconstitutional. That's entirely appropriate. Furthermore, the implication of the remark was that the...
  • FACT CHECK: Obama's incomplete history lesson

    04/04/2012 9:40:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 4, 2012 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Few would quarrel with President Barack Obama's point that the Republican Party has drifted to the right in recent years, disavowing ideas it once embraced - even created. But making that case in a major campaign speech, Obama ignored realities in his own Democratic ranks. For one, it was opposition from coal-state Democrats that sank cap-and-trade legislation to control greenhouse gas emissions, not just from those arch-conservative Republicans.
  • Newsweek Calls For Impeaching Supreme Court Justices If Obamacare Overturned

    04/03/2012 8:35:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 4/3/12 | NewsWeek/DailyBeast
    NewsWeek/DailyBeast – The Roberts Court’s rulings appear to be a concerted effort to send us back to the Gilded Age. If they dump the Affordable Care Act, writes David Dow, we should dump them. You think the idea is laughable? Thomas Jefferson disagreed with you. Jefferson believed Supreme Court justices who undermine the principles of the Constitution ought to be impeached, and that wasn’t just idle talk. During his presidency, Jefferson led the effort to oust Justice Salmon Chase, arguing that Chase was improperly seizing power. The Senate acquitted Chase in 1805, and no Justice has been impeached since, but...
  • President Obama, Fair Weather Friend of the Court [Urged Strike Down of Partial-Birth Ban Act]

    04/03/2012 9:19:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 03,2012 | ADAM J. WHITE
    President Obama, Fair Weather Friend of the Court APR 3, 2012 • BY ADAM J. WHITE Not even a full year into President Obama's first term, Politico observed that he had reached the point of caricature in using the term "unprecedented" to describe basically anything that occurs during his presidency. By now, Americans have learned to shrug off his use of this rhetorical tick. And yesterday it happened again when the president challenged the Supreme Court not to strike down Obamacare's individual mandate, a judicial act that would "be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed...
  • Obama’s unprecedented definition of ‘unprecedented’

    04/03/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 2, 2012 | Kyle Wingfield
    “I am confident the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” That was President Obama earlier today, talking about the legal challenge to Obamacare the court heard last week — and demonstrating once again he doesn’t have a very firm grasp on the meaning of “unprecedented.” After all, the Supreme Court has been overturning laws — which necessarily have been passed by a majority of a democratically elected Congress — since 1803’s Marbury v. Madison decision. By this count...
  • The Obamacare Mandate is Unprecedented

    04/02/2012 12:17:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 4/2/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There are a number of stories today on the individual mandate that the court's deciding, "Hey, that isn't any big deal. Do you know how many mandates there already are out there?" And one of the mandates that's already out there that's being cited by the media -- these stories, by the way, are designed to put pressure on and influence the justices of the court, not you. The media has now focused its attention on health care, the Supreme Court, on the justices, and one of the mandates that they are citing is the requirement that...
  • Unprecedented: 26 million Americans now underemployed

    10/23/2011 10:11:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 20, 2011
    The labor force is substantially underutilized relative to what we experienced in most of the post-World War II period... From 2003 to 2007, before the latest recession, O’Keefe says the number of people working part-time for economic reasons as a percent of the labor force averaged about 3 percent, or approximately four million people. Over the past 12 months, the average has been about 6 percent.
  • Treasury off'l: Taxpayers on hook for loan before commercial firms is a first with Solyndra

    10/14/2011 11:53:01 AM PDT · by matthewreporter · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 14, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    At Friday’s Solyndra hearing, an Obama administration Treasury Department official admitted that he’s never heard of taxpayer money being subordinate to outside commercial firms. That means the Obama administration is admitting it’s awfully suspicious that investors like George Kaiser’s firms and others got their cash back when Solyndra failed, but the taxpayers ended up on the hook for the $535 million the Department of Energy promised it via a loan guarantee.
  • Herman Cain: pizza boss, radio host, ballistics expert, minister. President?

    10/09/2011 5:21:04 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 297 replies ^ | 8 October 2011 | Staff
    He is the latest Tea Party favourite to burst through in the increasingly heated race for the Republican presidential nomination and see their poll numbers rocket them to frontrunner status. However, unlike previous rightwing darlings such as Texas governor Rick Perry and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann, wealthy businessman Herman Cain, 65, can claim to be cut from a very different sort of cloth from the average Republican candidate. First, he is not actually a politician. Cain, whose CV includes being a radio show host, a navy ballistics expert, a Baptist minister and a Federal Reserve official, has never held elected...
  • UNPRECEDENTED!!!1!: The Insult to Obama Is a Wound That Will Never Heal

    There are times when the unreality of a situation is such that you just gape in disbelief. Such is my reaction upon perusing the reaction of the institutional left (and I include Big Media in that description) to Obama’s reversal of his former decision to urinate all over the GOP debate next Wednesday. To listen to the stuck pigs of Big Media, the issue is not whether there is precedent for a President to lift his leg and piss all over the opposition. No, sir: the issue is whether there is precedent for Congress to refuse a President’s wishes regarding...
  • Is It Wrong to Link Hurricane Irene to Global Warming?

    08/27/2011 7:12:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 8/27/11 | John Horgan
    Is It Wrong to Link Hurricane Irene to Global Warming?By John Horgan | August 27, 2011 Six years ago, experts waited until after Katrina to start arguing over whether the hurricane was a consequence, at least in part, of global warming. This week, pundits didn’t even wait for Irene to smash into the U.S. to start squabbling over the same question. The green journalist-activist Bill McKibben, who last week was arrested in front of the White House while protesting an Obama administration proposal to build a new oil pipeline, got things started on Thursday. “Irene’s got a middle name, and...