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  • Al-Qaida Eyed Oil Tankers as Bombing Targets

    05/20/2011 10:26:03 PM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo via AP ^ | May 21, 2011 | Staff
    Osama bin Laden's personal files revealed a brazen idea to hijack oil tankers and blow them up at sea last summer, creating explosions he hoped would rattle the world's economy and send oil prices skyrocketing, the U.S. said Friday. The newly disclosed plot showed that while bin Laden was always scheming for the next big strike that would kill thousands of Americans, he also believed a relatively simpler attack on the oil industry could create a worldwide panic that would hurt Westerners every time they gassed up their cars. U.S. officials said the tanker idea, included in documents found in...
  • The Subprime Crisis: Blame Washington, D.C., Not Wall Street

    05/12/2011 6:43:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Subprime Scandal: The left is unhappy that no high-profile bankers have gone to jail in the financial crisis. But the real culprits were - and still are - in Washington. They've gotten off scot-free. A growing chorus is complaining that federal prosecutors have dragged their feet in the aftermath of the mortgage mess. Despite a raft of referrals against financial giants alleging securities fraud and "predatory lending," no senior bank executives have been charged or imprisoned. The media elite demand to know why it is that almost three years after the meltdown, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, ex-AIG CEO Hank...
  • EDITORIAL: Gun rights for D.C.--New suit seeks to overturn laws preventing gun ownership

    05/11/2011 5:43:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2011 | Editorial
    Too often, it seems city officials in Washington would like to forget they must operate under the Constitution. The District has gone out of its way to deny residents any meaningful ability to protect themselves at home with a firearm, prompting the Second Amendment Foundation to file a lawsuit on Tuesday to allow gun purchases in the nation’s capital. The landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case should have settled the matters like this three years ago. In its ruling, the Supreme Court smacked down D.C. gun-control measures and reaffirmed the constitutional protection for the individual’s right to own a...
  • Happy Days are Here Again (if you live in Washington's bubble)

    04/26/2011 8:09:42 AM PDT · by freespirited · 3 replies
    Big Govt ^ | 04/22/11 | Sean Hazlett
        While the national seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is 1.5 percentage points higher than during President George Bush’s last full month in office, life is surprisingly good for folks living near the Beltway. On an unadjusted basis and as of February 2011, the unemployment rate of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area was 3.6 percentage points lower than the national average. The gap between Washington’s local unemployment and the national rate is higher than it ever was during the Bush administration.National Minus D.C. Metro Unemployment Rates (Not Seasonally Adjusted), Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics According to The Economist, the Washington...
  • Chocolate milk stirs controversy in schools

    04/11/2011 7:28:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2011 | Kevin Sieff
    It was once a staple of public school cafeterias that blended the indulgent and the nutritious, satisfying parents and children both. But chocolate milk is uncontroversial no more. Dozens of districts have demanded reformulations. Others have banned it outright. At the center of these battles are complex public health calculations: Is it better to remove sugary chocolate flavorings at the risk that many students will skip milk altogether, missing out on crucial calcium and Vitamin D? Or should schools instead make tweaks — less fat, different sweeteners, fewer calories — that might salvage the benefits while while minimizing the downside?...
  • Norton says Democrats sold out D.C. in spending deal

    04/09/2011 2:41:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Washington’s representative to Congress said Saturday she feels like the city was the victim of a “sellout” by Democrats in Friday night’s spending negotiations after the District of Columbia was the focus for two of the biggest policy fights. President Obama signed off on restricting the city from using its own taxpayer money to fund abortions, and agreed to restore the city’s school voucher program, which is popular with parents but opposed by many elected officials. “We knew that the House Republicans were on the attack when they took our vote in the Committee of the Whole on the first...
  • The Organization of the Islamic Conference Propaganda Machine - UN, Islam, Israel and Obama

    04/03/2011 9:09:29 AM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2011 | Camie Davis
    Pavlov had a dog. The Organization of the Islamic Conference has the United Nations and President Obama. The OIC, the largest voting bloc at the UN, has an agenda. Their agenda is a one-two punch. First, don't say anything negative about Islam. Second, blame all of the world's problems on Israel, specifically the Jewish communities called "settlements." The UN's and Obama's conditional responses to all things Islam and Israel are helping throw the OIC's one-two punch at the world hard and fast.For over a decade, the OIC has systematically worked to criminalize the "defamation of Islam" and to protect Islam...
  • As Tea Party cranks up heat on Congress, poll shows public support waning

    03/30/2011 1:35:57 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-30-11 | staff
    The Tea Party is coming to Washington to turn up the heat on the Congress — just as a new poll finds that public support for it has waned. Members of the conservative Tea Party movement plan to hold a rally on Thursday outside the U.S. Capitol, urging Republicans to stand firm in their showdown with Democrats over proposed spending cuts. While the Tea Party helped Republicans win power in last year’s elections, nearly half of all Americans now have an USA-POLITICS/unfavorable view of it, according to CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released on Wednesday. The Tea Party’s 47 percent unfavorablity...
  • Number of black D.C. residents plummets as majority status slips away

    03/24/2011 10:13:24 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2011 | Carol Morello and Dan Keating
    The number of African Americans residing in the District plummeted by more than 11 percent during the past decade, with blacks on the verge of losing their majority status in the city for the first time in half a century. According to census statistics released Thursday, barely 50 percent of the District’s population was African American in 2010 — a remarkable shift in a place once nicknamed “Chocolate City.” The black population dropped by more than 39,000 over the decade, down to 301,000 of the city’s 601,700 residents. At the same time, the non-Hispanic white population skyrocketed by more than...
  • Times revamps design, expands coverage

    03/21/2011 6:13:32 PM PDT · by TChad · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-20-2011 | Jennifer Harper
    The Washington Times introduces an expanded edition Monday that restores coverage in sports, local news and the arts in a new design that showcases the newspaper’s signature content, photography and commentary. As part of the expansion, regional home delivery also has been reinstated.
  • Taking Back D.C.

    03/21/2011 10:14:45 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 21, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    I’ve just discovered that an important campaign is being launched to persuade our nation’s lawmakers to address the scandalous lack of immigration enforcement in this country. Here are the full details, courtesy of my good friend Gayle Kesselman: New Jersey Citizens for Immigration Control will be participating in a nationwide lobbying trip to Washington, DC to lobby for secure borders and enforcement of immigration laws. This event is being organized by FAIR and will take place on April 6th and 7th. Interested in going? Contact info@njcic.com.
  • Gray campaign worker comes up missing in D.C. probe

    03/18/2011 2:12:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2011 | Jeffrey Anderson AP
    With Congress probing D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s newly-elected administration over accusations it paid cash and promised a job to a mayoral candidate who bashed incumbent Adrian M. Fenty, and with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI evaluating similar complaints, one District employee who also campaigned for Mr. Gray and received a city job has become somewhat of a mystery. Cherita Whiting, a “special assistant” at the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), told The Washington Times...
  • Sharia Law Supporters: 1 - PATRIOTIC CONSTITUTION SUPPORTERS: 150, March 03,2011

    03/04/2011 1:06:09 PM PST · by trooprally · 70 replies
    March 4,2011
    I arrived around noon, but patriots in support of the United States Constitution have been gathering since 10AM. Around 9:30AM, 630 WMAL, a local conservative radio station reported that the Sharia Law supporters had canceled their rally. Security concerns were mentioned in addition to insufficient SL supporters. But we stayed to continue our rally. If you want to hear to radical Anjem Choudary spew his reason for the cancellation, click HERE. Be aware that you go to his web site. Reports I heard from before I arrived were that a handful of Sharia Law supporters arrived, saw our gathering of...
  • OUR TROOPS STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT, Sat. March 19, Wash. DC - Protest ANSWER, Code Pink’s Protest

    02/25/2011 6:22:04 AM PST · by trooprally · 31 replies
    Feb. 25,2011
    ANSWER, Code Pink, IVAW, and others of their ilk are still protesting against our troops. We need to continue supporting our troops and defending their honor. We need to be a voice for them. Our soldiers still need the support we gave them in March, 2007 during the Gathering of Eagles Rally. BELOW: March, 2007 - The DC Chapter along with other FReepers and Vets held down the fort at the Arlington Memorial Circle WHERE: Washington, DC -- We have permitted FREEDOM PLAZA (Main gathering point) and the Arlington MEMORIAL CIRCLE (If the moonbats march to the Pentagon) DATE: Saturday,...
  • D.C. police officer shoots dog in Foxhall Crescents

    02/18/2011 11:26:26 AM PST · by Immerito · 70 replies
    TBD.com ^ | February 15, 2011 | ABC7
    A D.C. police officer shot a dog in a gated community of Foxhall Crescents in D.C. Tuesday afternoon after it menaced the officer and a contractor, police said. The dog, a Chocolate Lab named Russell, left when the officer approached, police said, but returned as the officer and contractor were talking. The dog displayed an "aggressive posture" and the officer shot the dog, police said.
  • Ruling: Fired D.C. teachers must be offered jobs, back wages (teachers union)

    02/08/2011 7:56:42 PM PST · by khnyny · 24 replies
    washington examiner.com ^ | February 8, 2011 | Lisa Gartner
    The first 75 teachers who former Chancellor Michelle Rhee fired must be given about $7.5 million in back wages and offered positions with D.C. Public Schools, an arbitrator ruled. "The [termination] process used in this case was so devoid of due process as to be arbitrary and capricious," arbitrator Charles Feigenbaum said in his verdict favoring the Washington Teachers' Union, which has been fighting D.C. Public Schools officials over the July 2008 dismissals for more than two years. Rhee fired 75 first- and second-year teachers after asking principals to recommend recent hires for dismissal. D.C. Public Schools officials told teachers...
  • Dramatic Footage: Capital One Bank Robbed, Hostage Escapes, Robbery Suspect Shot (Takoma Park, MD)

    01/28/2011 7:30:50 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 31 replies
    MYFOXDC ^ | 28 JAN 11 | MyFoxDC
    Alleged Bank Robber Takes Hostage - Shot By Police After Slipping And Falling On Ice Updated: Friday, 28 Jan 2011, 10:18 AM EST Published : Friday, 28 Jan 2011, 9:53 AM EST by MYFOXDC TAKOMA PARK, Md. - Dramatic video shows an alleged bank robber being taken down by police after slipping and falling on ice. WARNING – GRAPHIC VIDEO The incident happened at the Capital One Bank in Takoma Park, Md. around 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Police had the bank surrounded when the alleged robber came out of the front door with what looked like a gun to the...
  • Awww: Fiscal discipline might end booming Washington DC economy

    01/03/2011 10:09:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Of all the post-election spin and hyperventilation about the ramifications of a new Republican majority in the House, today’s Washington Post report on the potential economic hit to the nation’s capital has to be among the most amusing. The likelihood of reductions in federal spending mean an end to the boom times in Washington DC, thanks to the heartless conservatives about to end the spending binge: The Washington region rose above all other metropolitan areas in 2010 when it came to economic progress. Bolstered by federal hiring and a boost in procurement, the region recorded the nation’s highest net number...
  • Ex-con American Muslim leader says Ayatollah Khamenei is best leader in world

    01/02/2011 4:12:36 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 15 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 2, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Ex-con American Muslim leader says Ayatollah Khamenei is best leader in world. The prominent leader of a Washington, DC-based mosque is openly declaring his support for Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei. Sheyk Abdul alim Musa, a black American who converted to orthodox Islam while serving time in federal prison a few decades ago, is calling the Ayatollah the one leader in the world who can unify all Muslims on the planet. Khamenei is the extremist Islamist who is the Supreme Leader of Iran, who has presided over massive human rights abuses since assuming office in 1989. Alim Musa is also a member...
  • Washington area is wealthiest and most educated region in the nation, census data show

    12/15/2010 7:03:11 AM PST · by Poundstone · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2010 | Carol Morello and Dan Keating
    The Washington area's affluence and education levels make it the wealthiest and most educated region in the nation, according to census data released Tuesday that reflect five years of relative prosperity compared with the rest of the country.