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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.
  • Siege on DC, 1/21/2011

    12/10/2010 6:39:49 AM PST · by tldavis · 7 replies
    http://guardiansofliberty.org ^ | 12/9/2010 | T.L. Davis
    "There is talk now of 'holding their feet to the fire' and making our representatives accountable for their promises; to ensure the Constitutionally limited government we are due. A sweeping election has taken place to install those who will follow the dictates of the people. Have we learned nothing? Has there not been elections in the past with the same intent? An election is not a solution, it is merely an expression of political will, not enforcement. To make change happen it takes boots on the ground, people in the halls of congress and a list of demands to be...
  • In Search of the Washington Novel (Amusing Essay)

    12/03/2010 2:49:48 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2010 | Christopher Hitchens
    Fiction about the nation’s capital is a growth that flourishes only on the lower slopes of Parnassus. Think of the flower of our novelists—Updike, Mailer, Roth, Cheever, Bellow—and see if you can call to mind a single scene that is set on the banks of the Potomac. Mailer did a famous nonfiction account of the march on the Pentagon (The Armies of the Night), and Updike briefly created a lifelike President Buchanan, but that second exception proves a more general rule, exemplified by Gore Vidal’s canon: historical reconstruction is the form in which our novelists prefer to approach the matter....
  • Rally-goers gather early on the Mall for Stewart-Colbert rally

    10/30/2010 7:46:06 AM PDT · by chickadee · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/30/10 | Jason Horowitz
    On the morning of the joint rally by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, devoted followers of the two Comedy Central fake-news anchors made an early pilgrimage to the stage framed the Capitol dome. The fake newsmen promise to restore sanity and preserve fear, but Saturday's event is most clearly poised to score strong television ratings and draw throngs to the Mall.
  • The Rise of 'Multi Stream' Media

    10/25/2010 8:39:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/25/2010 | Tom Gantert
    In 1997, Henry Payne, the political cartoonist for the Detroit News and editor of TheMichiganView.com, said he was in Washington D.C. for a press conference on the international agreement on climate change called the Kyoto Protocol. Payne recalled the first question of the press conference was asked by the New York Times environmental reporter. "How do we get Americans to stop driving SUVs?" Payne said the reporter asked. Kyoto sets binding agreements for 37 countries for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations. Payne said the rest of the press conference was "simple cheerleading" by reporters. He used...
  • D.C.'s new conservative talk "WTNT" is at 730 AM, thanks to a sale

    10/18/2010 8:38:35 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies
    radio-info.com ^ | 10/18/10 | radio-info.com
    It’s been just over a month since Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder blew up the talk format on WTNT at 570 and turned it into an ESPN-based all-sports station. That move stranded a talk lineup that included TRN’s Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage and Jerry Doyle. Now there’s a new home for those shows and more, and it is also claiming the “WTNT” call letters, per an FCC filing. The station is WXTR at 730, licensed to Alexandria, VA. DCRTV.com reports the format change, and says it’s part of a sale from Snyder’s Red Zebra Broadcasting to Metro Radio. The new...
  • VIDEO: Leftist Pigs Make Democrat Dumpster of D.C.

    10/03/2010 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 22 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/03/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    This disgusting video shows what a few foreign tourists found on the Nation Mall in D.C. after the pigs and slobs of the left-winger's "On Nation" rally left that public space. A pig sty mess left for our tax dollars to have to pay to clean up. Just like a leftists to make others pa for their mess, isn't it? See the video at Publiusforum.com...
  • Obama: D.C. Public Schools Are "Struggling"

    09/27/2010 7:47:52 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 49 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | September 27, 2010 | Staff
    President Barack Obama said Monday morning during a live interview on NBC that his daughters couldn't get the same quality education at a District public school that they currently get at their private school. Obama says the schools in the District of Columbia are "struggling," though he said there have been some important steps made in the direction of reform. The president's daughters, Malia and Sasha, attend the Sidwell Friends School, an elite private school. Public schools in Washington have faced criticism for their low test scores and high graduation rates. The president took a question from Florida resident Kelly...
  • Stink Bugs Taking Area by Swarm

    09/24/2010 10:35:42 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 77 replies
    NBC 4 Washington DC ^ | Fri, Sep 24, 2010 | By DERRICK WARD
    Smelly, pesky bugs known as stink bugs have been swarming the Washington, D.C. area -- and when you try to kill them, they just smell worse. "When you try to kill them, before death, they stink," said Michael Raupp, an entomology professor at the University of Maryland. "They want to find a place to chill out for the winter. They're not coming in for warmth, they're coming in for refuge. "They'll invade your attack and come in for the winter time. But on a nice warm day in February, they're going to say, 'Oh, spring,' and come down and be...
  • DOJ military voting enforcement: failed to give the full measure of their devotion

    09/18/2010 11:48:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | September 18, 2010 | Christian Adams
    DOJ military voting enforcement: failed to give the full measure of their devotion The mess surrounding 2010 military voting rights enforcement is coming to a rotten conclusion. On Friday the DOJ announced settlements against states that were not in compliance with the MOVE Act. Friday was the day before ballots were required to go overseas to military voters. In some of the settlements, the ballots aren’t going to go on time. These Friday news releases are becoming a pattern. On Friday, Justice Department reached agreements with Hawaii, Colorado, D.C. and the Virgin Islands in response to their failure to comply with...
  • Elite Favors: Congressmen Payoff Staffer's College Loans

    09/17/2010 9:43:43 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/17/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    They call it a "recruitment tool," but it is little else but yet another way for Congressional elites to give each other favors on the taxpayer's dime. As Americans are increasingly losing jobs, even their homes, congressmen are using taxpayer's dollars to pay off the student loans of their staffers. Worse, this has been going on since 1990. The law was enacted in 1990 and updated in 2000 with the idea that congress could use this incentive to lure good applicants to congressional staffs. As a 2002 report on the program states: More than a decade ago, Congress authorized a...
  • Politico Cries Over Lost Jobs of Hill Staffers in November

    09/17/2010 9:42:21 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 20 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/17/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    “I think people underestimate how disastrous this could be,” says a Democrat Congressional staffer who worries over losing his job once all the new Republicans sweep into Congress after the November elections. Politico's Erika Lovley seems also to worry about the "massive layoffs" that will come to staffers in November. But to me this is one type of job loss to celebrate not cry over. Lovley gravely warns that if Republicans win big in the elections, "it’s not just elected Democrats who will be unemployed — more than 1,500 Democratic staffers could lose their jobs, with layoffs stretching from low-wage...
  • Seventy percent of Americans know they've been conned

    08/30/2010 7:21:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | August 30, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Minimum estimate of Saturday's crowd on the Mall: 300,000 Maximum estimate: One million people. Meaning of the crowd: An enormous upheaval in the emotions of average Americans is coursing through the country, with a certain significance for November's elections. It will have a lasting, profound impact on America's political direction. Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin provided an occasion to glimpse this undeniable phenomenon. Of course, the interpretations of what the phenomenon is and what its consequences will be will keep the chattering class busy for weeks, if not years. Some on the left are trying, with increasing desperation, to use...
  • ICE Removes Man After Investigating A Terroristic Threat on Metro in January

    08/07/2010 4:31:40 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 1+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | August 6, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: August 06, 2010 ICE removes man after investigating a terroristic threat on Metro in January Convicted murder who escaped from jail abroad returned to Panamanian law enforcement WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Panama man convicted of murder in his native country was returned Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Juan Alberto Barrera-Candelaria, 36, illegally entered the United States in 2008 after he escaped from a Panama detention center where he was being held to serve a more than 13 year sentence for murder. In January 2010, ICE special agents assigned to the FBI's...
  • Ghazawat Washington Conference

    07/20/2010 3:13:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 3+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | July 20, 2010 01:00 PM | Posted by By Mike Pechar
    "Ghazawat Washington Conference" SNIPPET: "Be advised that the Ghazawat Washington Conference is scheduled for July 31 beginning at 10 AM EDT. Note that "Ghazawat" is defined as 'battles to expand Muslim territory.'" SNIPPET: "Obviously, the conference is not going to address peace, diversity and tolerance. The conference will discuss victory over non-believers and taking control. The names of the participants are likely familiar. The event will be broadcast globally on Paltalk room "Authentic Tawheed" and also live streamed on: www.authentictawheed.com, www.salafimedia.com, and www.revolutionmuslim.com."
  • Why The Booming Washington DC Economy Is Really Depressing

    07/19/2010 7:25:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/19/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    The stimulus may have been too small to save the economy -- at least according to Krugman -- but the expansion of the Federal Government has done wonders for Washington DC. POLITICO has a new report on the wide disparity between the DC economy and that of the rest of the world. The unemployment rate in the nation's capital is just 6%, well below the national average. The housing market, boosted by the large number of high-income earners in the area, many working in politics and government, is easily outpacing the markets in most of the country. And there are...
  • Was that an earthquake? Yes

    07/16/2010 6:03:47 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies · 1+ views
    WTOP ^ | July 16, 2010 - 8:36am | WTOP staff
    WASHINGTON - A 3.6 magnitude earthquake woke the Washington metro region Friday, rattling homes and startling people. The U.S. Geological Survey says it happened at exactly 5:04:49 a.m. about 3 miles under the earth's surface. ..... "It was centered in the Germantown-Gaithersburg area," Randy Baldwin, a physicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Information Center
  • 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • The education renaissance of Post-Katrina New Orleans and the education Dark Ages of DC

    07/08/2010 9:14:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    If we could start over from scratch in building our public education system, how would we do it? In New Orleans, that question was far from academic in 2005 after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In fact, the question was literal; at the end of the 2005-6 school year, the city only had six schools in operation. Before Katrina, they may as well have had only six, as they had one of the worst-performing school districts in the nation. As one person relates in this Reason TV video, one school had a valedictorian who could not pass a graduation exam...
  • One Day in D.C., written by An American Man

    07/05/2010 10:02:15 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 3, 2010 | Rene Girard
    One Day in D.C. was written by An American Man who went on a rather interesting journey across these great United States, from San Diego, CA to Washington D.C., and back again, in just one day. Enjoy! - - - - - - - Inside most men and women is a spirit of adventure, a desire to break out of the norm, to do something daring and bold … all too often squashed by everyday living that drains the life right out of our weary souls. So we hope and dream until we can afford a real vacation, and in...
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit

    06/25/2010 3:42:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-obama-and-president-medvedev-russia-us-russia-business-summit Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 24, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 3:08 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good afternoon, everybody. It is a pleasure to be here with my friend and partner, President Medvedev, and I want to thank him again for his leadership, especially his vision for an innovative Russia that’s modernizing its economy, including deeper economic ties between our...
  • Federal Laws are Both Too Numerous and Too Vague

    05/21/2010 6:55:10 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 165+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 5/21/10 | Kevin Price
    The vast majority of Americans are unhappy with the working of Washington. The President and Congress have overwhelmed the American people with an incredible number of laws that are difficult for the voters and even policy makers to understand. Many bills are now passing Congress without being read by many, if not any, members. With so many bills coming out of Washington, DC, it should be no surprise that most Americans are unhappy with the results and find much of this legislation confusing.
  • For Gutierrez, D.C. arrest was fitting protest conclusion

    05/18/2010 8:01:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 332+ views
    Gazette.Net ^ | May 7, 2010 | Erin Cunningham
    State Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez got her wish to be arrested Saturday in Washington, D.C., while protesting Arizona's controversial immigration law. The arrests of Gutierrez and 33 others at a rally of thousands outside the White House were for failing to obey a police order to move. Gutierrez (D-Dist. 18) of Chevy Chase and the other protesters urged President Obama to take the lead on the issue of immigration, she said. "It's time for him to deliver on his promise," she said. Congress is considering two immigration reform measures, and activists have implored Obama to actively oppose Arizona's new law....
  • DULLES CBP ARRESTS ALLEGED BOLIVIAN IMPOSTOR WITH PUERTO RICO BIRTH CERTIFICATE

    05/15/2010 1:32:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 975+ views
    Note: The following text SNIPPET is a quote: Sterling, Va., - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Bolivian man at Washington-Dulles International Airport on Thursday on allegations that he was an impostor pretending to be a U.S. citizen. Officers arrested Juan Condori Sejas, 51, after he attempted to use a Puerto Rico birth certificate and a U.S. Social Security Card to acquire a Customs seal on his Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport employee ID. A Customs seal allows bearers access to restricted security areas. “Customs and Border Protection officers are proficient at detecting fraudulent identity documents and suspected...
  • HISPANICS PLAN MAY 1 RALLIES IN 70 CITIES

    04/28/2010 2:30:58 PM PDT · by syc1959 · 51 replies · 1,245+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 28th, 2010 | syc1959
    Protest organizers on Wednesday said outrage over the Arizona law -- which seeks to drive illegal immigrants out of the state bordering Mexico -- has galvanized Latinos and would translate into a higher turnout for May Day rallies in more than 70 U.S. cities. "The marches and demonstrations are going to be far more massive than they otherwise would have been," said Juan Jose Gutierrez, a Los Angeles rally organizer who runs an immigration assistance company. The backlash began on Friday after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a measure that requires state and local police to determine a...
  • ROAD TO RADICALISM: The Man Behind the 'South Park' Threats

    04/24/2010 1:33:35 AM PDT · by Cindy · 30 replies · 1,382+ views
    FOX NEWS.com ^ | Updated April 23, 2010 | By Joshua Rhett Miller - FOXNews.com
    SNIPPET: "He now likes to be called Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, and his primary interest in this world appears to be Islamic radicalism. Last week, Chesser, 20, posted a warning on the website RevolutionMuslim.com following the 200th episode of "South Park," which included a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit." SNIPPET: "In a separate post on RevolutionMuslim.blogspot.com, which now serves as the group's main website since RevolutionMuslim.com has been shuttered, Chesser quoted Usama bin Laden when referencing why reactions are required when anyone insults or belittles the Prophet Muhammad. "As Usama bin Laden said with regard to...
  • More on Salem’s purchase of WWRC, Washington (1260)

    04/22/2010 11:06:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 3 replies · 272+ views
    Taylor on radio-info.com ^ | 4/22/10 | Tom Taylor
    Salem confirms the T-R-I suspicion that it will install its conservative talk lineup, replacing Red Zebra’s current “Money 1260” format. Salem also reveals that there’s an LMA (limited marketing agreement) beginning May 15. That’s all good news for Salem Radio Network, which can finally expose much of its talent lineup in the nation’s capital. No details yet on which programs will clear, though you have to think that former Education Secretary Bill Bennett would relish having his morning show clear in Washington. Salem’s also promising “live and local news, weather and talk.” Red Zebra, controlled by Washington Redskins owner Daniel...
  • EDITORIAL: More silver pieces for unions--Obama and the D.C. Council pay off their labor bosses

    04/02/2010 9:26:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies · 354+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2010 | Editorial
    Evidence rapidly accumulated that President Obama will pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship in order to do the bidding of big union bosses. Now Washington's city council seems poised to pursue the same, sorry course. At issue is a presidential executive order issued last year that is soon to be implemented - and a copycat proposal pending at the D.C. Council - that will require something called a "Project Labor Agreement" (PLA) on any government-funded construction project above a certain size. A PLA is a forced agreement between construction contractors and unions that requires all union rules...
  • A Tale of Two Cities(DC and Hollywood: total loss of touch with reality)

    04/01/2010 1:58:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 461+ views
    City Journal ^ | 03/23/10 | Andrew Klavan
    Andrew Klavan A Tale of Two Cities Washington and Hollywood, both tone-deaf to American attitudes 23 March 2010 Washington, D.C. and Hollywood are two cities suffering from the same condition: they’ve not only become completely alienated from the people they’re meant to serve, they’re bizarrely blind to the fact of that alienation. Like deranged narcissists in a hall of mirrors, both our lawmakers and our culture-makers blow kisses at their own reflections, see a million kisses coming back their way, and think, “Oh, look, they love me—love me!” For glaring proof in Washington, we have the passage of the health-care...
  • NBC: 3 killed, 6 hurt in D.C. shooting

    03/30/2010 8:19:14 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 25 replies · 1,255+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3-30-10 | Staff
    Police chase vehicle through city, neighboring county; 3 suspects arrested WASHINGTON - Three people were killed and at least six more wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting in southeast Washington on Tuesday evening, NBC affiliate WRC reported. WRC reported one person died at the scene in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street. Police declined to confirm the death. Late Tuesday night, the station reported three confirmed dead. Police spokesman Hugh Carew said the shootings of six men and three women happened about 7:30 p.m. Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer said five of the victims had life-threatening injuries. He said...
  • Obama Signing Reconciliation In Northern Virginia

    03/27/2010 3:26:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 659+ views
    ResistNet.com ^ | March 27, 2010 | Laura Alcorn
    Obama will be signing the Reconciliation Bill on Wednesday at Northern Virginia Community College. I am sure that there will be a protest/rally however, I don't have any confirmation. If you or your organization would like to organize a gathering, please post the information here.