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  • Members of mom anti-gun violence group urge posting of ‘No Guns’ signs

    02/27/2014 7:35:10 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 2/26/2014 | Jane Michaels
    Western Springs and La Grange members of an anti-gun violence group are asking area businesses to post signs depicting No Guns Allowed. A new state law allows residents to carry concealed weapons, pending approval of permit applications through the Illinois State Police. The first such permits are expected to be issued beginning March 1. “I prefer to shop in places where I feel safe,” said Katherine Mudd, a Western Springs member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She has children, ages 7 and 9, and has been handing out postcards to area businesses.
  • CA: Black pastors urge followers to join Occupy fold

    01/16/2012 1:12:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies ^ | 1/16/12 | Joe Garofoli
    The Rev. Harold Mayberry stood before his First African Methodist Episcopal Church congregation Sunday morning in Oakland and outlined how it was time for members to connect with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Nationally, many African American leaders have acknowledged a disconnect between the Occupy Wall Street movement and the larger black community. Mayberry is among nearly two dozen prominent African American Bay Area pastors trying to bridge that gap at the community level through a growing national effort that is ramping up today - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - called Occupy the Dream. Nationally, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons,...
  • Sweden Democrats urge Islam debate after blast

    12/14/2010 2:30:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | 12/14/10 | Staff
    The far-right Sweden Democrats demanded on Tuesday a debate in Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, on Islamic extremism following Saturday's twin blasts in Stockholm likely aimed at Christmas shoppers. "The Sweden Democrats demand a current debate in parliament about violence-prone Islamic extremism. The party proposes that the debate, due to large public interest, be held as soon as possible," said the party, which won its first parliamentary seats in September. (Snip) "There is today a large public interest in a debate around these questions. People want to know how we as politicians look at Islamic extremism and what the preventive work
  • Communist Fronters Urge Obama to Fund Huge Jobs Scam

    11/12/2010 12:07:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    New Zeal ^ | 11/12/10 | Trevor Loudon
    Two leading communist front activists have called on President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to initiate a massive public job creation program. In an op-ed posted on the far left Truthout website, Jeanne Mirer, president of the former Soviet front International Association of Democratic Lawyers and Marjorie Cohn, president of the I.A.D.L.' s U.S. affiliate the National Lawyers Guild, urged President Obama to create by executive order a $300 billion federal jobs program funded by money from TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Fund). The TARP funds have been approved by Congress already and are not subject to "Republican obstruction",...
  • Dems urge Rangel to resign; Obama: Case troubling

    07/30/2010 5:21:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 62 replies · 10+ views
    google ^ | 7/30/10 | LAURIE KELLMAN (AP)
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday called ethics charges against Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel "very troubling" and said he hopes the longtime lawmaker can end his career with dignity. Several House Democrats went further, flat-out urging the New York congressman to resign."He's somebody who's at the end of his career," Obama said in an interview that aired Friday on "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric." "I'm sure that what he wants is to be able to end his career with dignity. And my hope is that it happens."Obama, speaking on the issue for the first time, praised the 20-term...
  • Give up your iPod for Lent, bishops urge

    02/16/2010 7:27:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 902+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | Kylie MacLellan
    LONDON (Reuters) – British church leaders are encouraging people to give up their iPods for Lent, instead of more traditional vices such as chocolate, to help save the planet. The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, and the Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones, are among those calling for a carbon fast for Lent -- a period ahead of Easter which Christians traditionally consider a time of penance and reflection -- which begins on Wednesday. As well as spending a day without using technology such as mobile phones or iPods, the 46 daily suggestions also include eating by candlelight, cutting meat and...
  • Democrats urge GOP to back Sotomayor

    07/29/2009 4:33:09 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies · 772+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | 7/29/2009 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    The Senate debate over Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor turned bitter Wednesday, after Democrats warned the GOP it would pay a steep price for opposing the judge who would be the first Hispanic justice, and a top Republican charged they were playing destructive racial politics. Majority Leader Harry Reid implored Republicans Wednesday to join Democrats in voting to confirm Sotomayor next week, warning that GOP opposition would bring the same sort of public backlash that followed the party's spirited opposition to measures that would have given some illegal immigrants a chance to gain legal status. "I just think that their...
  • Democrats urge Latinos to mobilize to win in November election

    10/08/2006 8:05:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 561+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/8/06 | Antonio Rodriguez
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democrats are hoping Hispanic voters will help them win control of Congress in midterm elections next month, and are promising help for immigrants in return. Turnout is historically low for this swelling segment of the US electorate, but the community showed its political potential with massive demonstrations on immigration reform earlier this year -- and the Republican-controlled Congress has delivered little joy on their top issue. "The key is getting Hispanic voters out to vote," Democratic Party president Howard Dean said ahead of November 7 elections in which all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and...
  • The Path To 911: Urge ABC to Resist Censorship

    09/08/2006 12:10:14 PM PDT · by forty_years · 102 replies · 2,933+ views ^ | 9/8/06 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    "Liberals" are urging ABC to censor its planned mini-series, "The Path To 911," stating, "Accounts of advance screenings indicate that this program places primary responsibility for the attacks of 9/11 on the Clinton administration while whitewashing the failures of the Bush administration." Our Constitution states, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." I don't see an exemption made for "advance screenings" by leftists. Remind you of the Islamist reaction to the Danish cartoons? Birds of a feather... If the Left doesn't like it, then it doesn't get shown? Is this what we've...
  • Three From Clinton Administration Urge Disney to Cancel or Revise 9/11 Miniseries (Must Watch)

    09/06/2006 10:17:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 135 replies · 3,349+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 7, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    Three From Clinton Administration Urge Disney to Cancel or Revise Sept. 11 MiniseriesBy JESSE McKINLEY Published: September 7, 2006 Three members of the Clinton administration have written the chairman of the Walt Disney Company, ABC’s parent, to complain that the network’s coming two-part miniseries “The Path to 9/11” is fraught with factual errors and fabrications. The letters ask that the five-hour movie, scheduled for broadcast Sunday and Monday, be either edited for accuracy or canceled, and ABC gave a small indication yesterday that some changes might be made. One of the officials, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, said in...
  • As parliament reconvenes, leaders urge end to strife, discuss security

    09/06/2006 4:57:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 139+ views
    Sgt. Eli Chagoya, assigned to Multi-National Division – Baghdad’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, meets with a 6th Iraqi Army Division Soldier during a patrol on the streets of Baghdad in support of Operation Together Forward. Department of Defense photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Keith DeVinney. BAGHDAD -- On the same day the Iraqi parliament reopened after a month-long recess, the Iraqi president predicted an end to sectarian violence in Iraq, while the British foreign secretary discussed the importance of handing over security responsibility to the Government of Iraq.In Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraq’s Council of Representatives reconvened with...
  • Businesses urge offshore gas, oil drilling

    07/30/2006 1:36:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 320+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/06 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - Strangers from the heartland, two businessmen share the hope that the energy resting beneath the deep blue waters of the central Gulf of Mexico might bring relief from high natural gas prices. So, they wonder, why isn't it being pumped? The Senate was expected to vote Monday on whether to expand oil and gas drilling to 8.3 million acres of Gulf waters off-limits to energy development for a quarter-century. The House has passed a broader bill dealing with offshore drilling. Watching the developments closely are Tony Raimondo, owner of a metal fabricating company in Columbus, Neb., and Jay...
  • Prosecutors Urge 10-Year Term in R.I. Fire - SENTENCED to 15 Years, 11 years suspended, 3 yrs. Prob.

    05/10/2006 1:32:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,235+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/06 | Eric Tucker - ap
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Prosecutors urged a judge Wednesday to send a former rock-band manager to prison for 10 years for setting off the pyrotechnics that caused a nightclub fire that killed 100 people. "The devastation wrought by the conduct of the defendant is unparalleled in our state's history," prosecutor Randall White said, choking up at times. He added: "The suffering is endless, and the extent and depth of the pain is bottomless." Daniel Biechele's attorney, Thomas Briody, argued that his client deserves mercy — in the form of community service, with no prison time — and feels immense sorrow for...
  • Michigan Muslims Urge Comcast to Move Bridges TV to Basic Line-up

    04/20/2006 3:16:19 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 745+ views
    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- An historic FBI Town Hall Meeting with Arab and Muslim Americans will be televised nationwide on May 15th at 8pm ET / 9pm PT on Bridges TV. Bridges TV is available as a free channel on Wow Cable & Internet and GlobeCast Satellite. However, Comcast Cable, the nation's largest cable provider, charges customers an extra $180 a year to watch Bridges TV. "We are deeply saddened by such excessive overpricing by Comcast Cable. There is an urgent need for better coverage of Arab and Muslim American issues in the media. Offering Bridges TV...
  • Afghan, U.S. Military Leaders Urge Close International Cooperation

    04/09/2006 1:15:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 152+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2006 – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley and Afghani Gen. Bismullah Khan met today and agreed that continued close cooperation between Afghan, coalition, NATO and Pakistani forces is essential to stabilizing Afghanistan and freeing the country of the Taliban and other terrorists. Freakley, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-76, and Bismullah , who serves in the Afghan National Army, met in Khan's office at the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Their Afghan National Army arranged the meeting. The Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police have worked cooperatively with each other and with coalition and...
  • Bush, U.S. Leaders in Iraq Condemn Mosque Attack, Urge Restraint

    02/23/2006 3:23:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 419+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2006 – President Bush today condemned yesterday's bombing of one of the holiest Shiite mosques, in Samarra, Iraq, and vowed U.S. support in rebuilding it. The top U.S. general in Iraq and the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad joined him in urging Iraqis not to allow the incident to divide them. Bush called the bombing an evil, political act intended to incite sectarian strife. During a Cabinet meeting today, he said he's pleased that "voices of reason" recognize this and have spoken out against retaliatory violence. "We will continue to work with those voices of reason to enable...
  • Evangelicals urge action on global warming

    02/08/2006 12:03:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 669+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/06 | Alan Elsner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 85 evangelical Christian leaders on Wednesday backed legislation opposed by the White House to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, kicking off a campaign to mobilize religious conservatives to combat global warming. The group which included prominent pastors, Christian college presidents, religious broadcasters and writers, also unveiled a full-page advertisement to run in Thursday's New York Times and a television advertisement they hope to screen across the country. "With God's help, we can stop global warming for our kids, our world and our Lord," the television spot declared. The launch of the campaign represented a possible...
  • GOP Leaders Urge Probe in Prisons Leak

    01/14/2006 7:08:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 406+ views
    Washington Post .com ^ | 1/09/06 | Jonathan Weisman
    GOP Leaders Urge Probe in Prisons Leak By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, November 9, 2005; Page A01 White House spokesman Scott McClellan said leaking classified information is "a serious matter" but did not indicate Bush's stance on an investigation. (By Kevin Lamarque -- Reuters) Congress's top Republican leaders yesterday demanded an immediate joint House and Senate investigation into the disclosure of classified information to The Washington Post that detailed a web of secret prisons being used to house and interrogate terrorism suspects. The Post's article, published on Nov. 2, has led to new questions about the treatment...
  • Rice, Cheney Warn of Iranian Nuclear Threat, Urge U.N. Action

    01/13/2006 5:21:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 367+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Petty Officer 3rd Class John R. Guardiano, USN
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2006 – Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have denounced the Iranian government's resumption of uranium enrichment research and urged that the matter be referred to the U. N. Security Council for more intense and effective diplomatic actions. The Iranian government "appears to be on the path to develop nuclear weapons," Cheney said on the nationally syndicated Tony Snow radio program Jan. 11. "This is an increasingly significant problem that the world is going to have to address." Speaking at a Washington news briefing yesterday, Rice agreed. The U.N. Security Council, she said,...
  • Bill Gates takes wraps off Microsoft Windows Vista

    01/04/2006 11:39:01 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 29 replies · 587+ views
    Reuters | January 5, 2005
    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took the wraps off its next-generation operating system known as Windows Vista on Wednesday, displaying features aimed at positioning the software giant as the entertainment hub for a future of digitally connected homes. Gates also downplayed the threat from Web search leader Google Inc. , saying in an interview that Microsoft faced a host of rivals ranging from IBM to Apple to Sony to Nokia in its bid to control the next generation of software. The much anticipated upgrade to Microsoft's flagship operating system displayed a new interface with 3-D scrolling...
  • Saudis Urge More U.S. Mideast Diplomacy

    11/08/2005 3:22:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 317+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/08/05 | Barry Schweid - ap
    WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia's ambassador prodded the Bush administration Tuesday to step up its Mideast diplomacy, saying the Arab-Israeli conflict was an "open wound" and the biggest cause for the hatred that leads to terrorism. In his first speech since being named to the post last summer, Turki bin al-Faisal praised President Bush for calling for a Palestinian state but also indirectly criticized the administration by deploring the "uneven handling" of the Arab-Israeli dispute. The Arab-Israeli conflict "is the cause more than all others" that has given rise to hatred, he said. Saudi Arabia has proposed a settlement in which...
  • Rwanda survivors urge U.N. for protection

    09/13/2005 9:33:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 383+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/13/05 | Verena Dobnik - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) - Pregnant and with three small children in tow, Grace Mukagabiro ran for her life after her husband was beheaded and their house burned down. On Tuesday, the Rwandan survivor of the attack on her Tutsi village joined activists in urging the United Nations summit to endorse a measure that would protect civilians from mass killings. "I survived the Rwandan genocide. Almost a million others did not," the 42-year-old mother of four said, a decade after the massacres led by the extremist Hutu government. She still lives in Kigali, Rwanda, working as program coordinator for the global...
  • CA: Supporters urge high court to restore proposition to Nov. 8 ballot

    08/10/2005 7:33:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 479+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/10/05 | AP - San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supporters of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's redistricting initiative asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn two lower court rulings and put the measure on the November special election ballot. Attorneys for political activist Ted Costa and other official sponsors of the initiative said a Sacramento Superior Court judge and an appeals court majority erred in ruling that the initiative failed to make the ballot because supporters used two versions in the qualifying process. One version went on petitions signed by voters. The other went to the attorney general to prepare a title and summary of...
  • Democrat Urges Inquiry on Bush, Iraq (Downing St. memos)

    06/16/2005 5:32:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 792+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/05 | Pete Yost - AP
    WASHINGTON - Congress should conduct an official inquiry to determine whether President Bush intentionally misled the nation about the reasons for toppling Saddam Hussein, a senior House Democrat suggested Thursday. New York Rep. Charles Rangel (news, bio, voting record) was among Democratic House members who participated in a forum to air demands that the White House provide more information about what led to the decision to go to war in Iraq. "Quite frankly, evidence that appears to be building up points to whether or not the president has deliberately misled Congress to make the most important decision a president has...
  • CA: Two lawmakers urge FPPC to put lid on Schwarzenegger fund-raising

    02/10/2005 3:01:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 314+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/10/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two Democratic lawmakers urged California's campaign cop Thursday to put a limit on fund-raising by a business group that is trying to raise $50 million to back a series of potential ballot measures proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Assembly members Gene Mullin of South San Francisco and Loni Hancock of Berkeley said the group, Citizens to Save California, is a "thinly veiled" committee that is really run by the Republican governor and should be covered by donation limits imposed last year. "There is very little difference in a state official calling up a contributor and asking for...
  • Schwarzenegger, Pataki urge Congress not to weaken state powers (Clean Air Act)

    01/25/2005 4:35:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 228+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 1/25/05 | Devlin Barrett - AP
    WASHINGTON - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Gov. George Pataki are pressing Congress to protect key parts of the Clean Air Act as lawmakers and the Bush administration seek to change the law. The two moderate Republicans on Tuesday urged senators considering updating the act not to reduce the powers states have now to enforce environmental regulations or create tougher state regulations. The governors, who both place great emphasis on their environmental initiatives, wrote to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which will hold a hearing Wednesday to consider changes to the Clean Air Act....
  • Sharon advisers urge Israeli withdrawal from nearly all of Gaza

    03/11/2004 10:35:38 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 160+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/04 | Josef Federman - AP
    <p>JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's national security team has recommended that Israel withdraw from virtually all of the Gaza Strip and up to 24 West Bank settlements, a government official said Thursday.</p> <p>Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said earlier he would welcome a Gaza withdrawal, but he insisted it would have to be accompanied by a simultaneous pullback from the West Bank.</p>
  • Experts Urge a Reprieve for the Hubble Space Telescope

    08/15/2003 6:36:49 AM PDT · by bedolido · 111 replies · 867+ views
    NY Times ^ | 08/15/03 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    The Hubble Space Telescope, astronomy's vaunted time machine, was granted a conditional reprieve yesterday when an expert panel recommended that NASA consider sending a crew of astronauts at the end of the decade to extend its career, rather than dropping it out of orbit, as has been planned. But the committee said its recommendation should be carried out only if the science to be performed in those additional years was able to beat competing proposals for new NASA science projects. For the last 13 years, floating above the Earth's murky atmosphere, the telescope has beamed down crisp images of galaxies...
  • Bush, Roh Urge Nuke-Free Korean Peninsula

    05/14/2003 11:15:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 233+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/15/03 | Christopher Torchia - AP
    Bush, Roh Urge Nuke-Free Korean Peninsula By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) and South Korea (news - web sites)'s leader said they were united in seeking a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons, and expressed confidence that the standoff with North Korea (news - web sites) could be resolved peacefully. AP Photo (AP Video) Meeting for the first time Wednesday, Bush and President Roh Moo-hyun also reaffirmed the strength of a military and economic alliance that dates to the 1950-53 Korean War, and agreed to consult closely on a possible realignment...