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  • CA: Governor: No-tax vow still valid

    01/19/2007 9:50:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 344+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/19/07 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger defended his health care plan Thursday against criticism that he broke his fundamental campaign pledge of no new taxes by asking businesses and physicians to give a share of their revenues to the state. In a 30-minute interview with The Bee, the Republican governor insisted his proposed charge on certain groups is not a tax because the money collected is dedicated to health care rather than other state expenditures. He also said he does not see it as a tax because it is intended to lower costs throughout the system, benefiting those who have to pay upfront....
  • Democrats vow 5-day workweek... sort of

    01/15/2007 10:24:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 984+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/07 | Jim Abrams - ap
    WASHINGTON - The five-day workweek, an idea alien to congressional culture in recent years, is about to make a comeback. "We are going to work longer hours, we are going to work full weeks, we are going to have votes on Mondays and Fridays," new Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record), D-Nev., advised his colleagues at the opening of the new session on Jan. 4. Other Americans, from teachers to police officers to factory workers, put in five days a week on the job, Reid said. "Shouldn't we here in Washington, where we do our business in...
  • Leaders Honor Former POWs, Vow to Account for MIAs

    09/15/2006 5:40:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 382+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2006 -- Military and defense leaders, former prisoners of war and families of missing servicemembers gathered here today to commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day and to reaffirm their commitment to ensuring a full accounting of those missing in action. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at an armed forces full honor review in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 15. Photo by Helene C. Stikkel  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called today’s observance an opportunity to honor...
  • Somalia's Clerics Vow To Resist America

    06/07/2006 6:04:40 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 727+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-8-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    Somalia's clerics vow to resist America By Mike Pflanz in Nairobi (Filed: 08/06/2006) Militant Muslims who took control of Somalia's anarchic capital this week declared war on ''infidels'' yesterday and warned that any US intervention in Mogadishu would be ''disastrous''. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, chairman of the city's Islamic court union, warned that any action from Washington would fail, echoing the botched 1993 operation that left 18 US servicemen and 300 Somalis dead, and was used as the basis for the film Black Hawk Down. "If US forces intervene directly against us in Mogadishu, then we are ready to teach...
  • Muslim nations vow to combat extremist religion, rein in terror

    12/08/2005 5:49:33 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 21 replies · 708+ views
    www.haaretzdaily.com ^ | 21:59 08/12/2005
    Last update - 21:59 08/12/2005 Muslim nations vow to combat extremist religion, rein in terror By The Associated Press MECCA - Leaders at the biggest-ever Muslim summit on terrorism vowed Thursday to fight extremist ideology, saying they would reform textbooks, rein in the issuing of religious edicts and crack down on terror financing. Kings, heads of states and ministers from more than 50 Muslim countries closed a two-day summit held in Islam's holiest city, Mecca, that had been convened in a bid to address terrorism that has increasingly confronted their own governments and to counter criticism that the Islamic world...
  • Syria Will Pay For Murder Of Hariri, Vow America And Britain

    10/21/2005 6:28:07 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 549+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-22-2005 | Harry Russell/Harry de Quetteville
    Syria will pay for murder of Hariri, vow America and Britain By Alec Russell on Air Force Two and Harry de Quetteville in Damascus (Filed: 22/10/2005) America and Britain promised last night that Syria would be held to account for its role in the murder of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik Hariri. President George W Bush called on the United Nations to convene a session as soon as possible to deal with a "deeply disturbing" UN investigative report implicating Syrian officials in the assassination on Feb 14. A huge poster of Rafik Hariri on a building in Beirut "The report...
  • Republicans vow retaliation in ethics feud - Democrats told to expect rash of inquiries into actions

    04/30/2005 9:16:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies · 2,083+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 5/29/05 | KAREN MacPHERSON
    Republicans vow retaliation in ethics feud Democrats are told to expect rash of inquiries into actions By KAREN MacPHERSON BLADE WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Angry House Republicans yesterday warned their Democratic colleagues to expect a spate of inquiries into possible ethics violations in retaliation for forcing GOP leaders to jettison controversial new rules for ethics probes. The Republican admonitions came a day after House GOP leaders, under intense pressure from Democrats, made a rare policy reversal and grudgingly scrapped ethics rules they had pushed through the House only a few months ago. Republicans contended the rules made the ethics process...
  • CA: Democratic leaders vow to work together, with governor

    12/10/2004 9:31:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 185+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/10/04 | Op/Ed
    IN November's general election, Californians expressed their desire for bipartisan effort and cooperation to solve the state's chronic budget problem and deal with our pressing social and economic needs. With the opening of the new legislative session, the Democrats in the Senate and the Assembly are confident about California's future, and we are making an unprecedented move to come together and work on a strong agenda for this state. We, the speaker of the Assembly and the president pro tem of the Senate, have been meeting regularly several times a week to begin this process. We will work together stride-for-stride...
  • Sudan Leaflets Vow Revenge On Foreign Troops (Crusaders)

    07/27/2004 5:18:20 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 328+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-27-2004 | David Blair/Nicola Smith
    Sudan leaflets vow revenge on foreign troops By David Blair, Africa Correspondent and Nicola Smith in Brussels (Filed: 27/07/2004) The prospect of western troops being sent to Sudan provoked dire warnings of revenge yesterday. Leaflets were distributed at mosques in the capital, Khartoum, urging Muslims to fight any "crusader" forces. Men gather around a radio in the Farchana refugee camp The message, from a previously unknown group calling itself the Army of Mohammed, read: "We have seen and heard of American and British interference in Darfur and there is no doubt that this is a crusader war that bears no...
  • In Sickness and In Health: The Amazing Vow Power

    10/15/2003 8:56:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 11 replies · 186+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 15 Oct 03 | Chuck Colson
    Forty years ago, a study called the Hammond Report analyzed the smoking habits of half a million people. Its conclusion: Smoking is dangerous to one's health. It was a warning that ended up on every pack of cigarettes sold. Ten years later, a researcher took another look at the Hammond Report and found something that had been overlooked -- something just as hazardous as a pack-a-day cigarette habit -- that is, divorce. As Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher write in their book, THE CASE FOR MARRIAGE, an enterprising Surgeon General might wish to slap a warning label on divorce decrees,...
  • Israel Vows to Press Assault on Hamas

    06/16/2003 5:47:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 135+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/16/03 | Steve Weizman - AP
    JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) vowed Monday to press Israel's assault on Hamas, and the militant Islamic group rebuffed proposals for a truce with Israel. With the peace effort stumbling, Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas went to the Gaza Strip (news - web sites) for a desperate push to persuade militants to lay down their arms. After a week of violence highlighted by Israeli airstrikes aimed at killing Hamas militants and a Hamas suicide bombing in Jerusalem, with dozens of casualties on both sides, there were concerns that further delays and violence could bury the...
  • Iraqis Vow Revenge As Hatred Of US Grows

    05/01/2003 7:41:25 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 186+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-2-2003 | Alan Philps
    Iraqis vow revenge as hatred of US grows By Alan Philps in Falluja (Filed: 02/05/2003) Hatred of the Americans is boiling on the streets of Falluja, where Iraqis lobbed grenades into the US military compound yesterday, wounding seven and damaging vehicles. All over the town were banners calling on the Americans to go, while local people shook their fists at foreigners, vowing to take revenge. Outside the mayor's office, which is next to the American compound, staff had hung an uncompromising banner: "Sooner or later, US killers, we will kick you out." According to the mayor, Taha Bedeiwi, who is...
  • A Grateful Briton

    04/14/2003 5:26:55 AM PDT · by wrbones · 21 replies · 204+ views
    London Daily Mail ^ | 14 April 2003 | James Black
    A Grateful Briton By London Daily Mail London Daily Mail | March 14, 2003 Dear America, you quirky mix of 280 million misfits that have somehow blended into the strongest nation in the world, I write to offer you four apologies and two vows. I, James Black, a European passport holder whose parents are Scottish, whose wife is English, and whose four children are free to be whatever they may want to be (directly because of the sacrifice of your nation), am ashamed for pointing out to a colleague while visiting your country a few days ago that Winston Churchill...
  • Kurds' Vow To Fight Turkish Invaders Poses New Problem For Bush Coalition

    03/03/2003 6:13:28 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 195+ views
    Independent(UK) ^ | 3-4-2003 | Patrick Cockburn
    Kurds' vow to fight Turkish invaders poses new problem for Bush coalition By Patrick Cockburn in Arbil, northern Iraq 04 March 2003 The American plan to form a northern front against Saddam Hussein slipped deeper into crisis yesterday when Kurdish leaders made clear they would resist any attempt by Turkey to occupy Iraqi Kurdistan, even if it was a member of the American-led coalition. The Kurds have already declared they would fight if Turkey unilaterally occupied a swath of territory in northern Iraq with the intention of limiting Kurdish influence in Iraq after the overthrow of President Saddam. Hoshyar Zebari,...
  • Lieberman: Hobbled At The Big Dance?

    04/09/2002 4:56:01 AM PDT · by 2Trievers · 13 replies · 265+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | Apr 9 2002 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    WASHINGTON --Joe Lieberman's pledge remains resolute and unequivocal: If Al Gore runs for president in 2004, he won't. No exceptions, no wiggle room. But it's become something of a noose around Lieberman's political neck, which probably won't loosen anytime soon. It's also likely to be Topic A, among observers at least, this weekend at the Florida Democratic State Conference, where Lieberman and the former vice president will appear - the first time since the 2000 election season ended that the two ticket mates will have spent extended time together. Gore and Lieberman talk occasionally by phone, and trade messages on...