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  • Poll: Latino voters increasingly support Obama

    02/24/2011 8:02:33 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 87 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/22/2011 | CINDY CARCAMO
    resident Barack Obama seems to have fallen short on economic and immigration promises he made to Latino voters before he was elected. Still, his approval ratings among Latino voters increased to 70 percent after falling as low as 57 percent in June 2010 in a Gallup poll, according to La Opinión. The Spanish-language newspaper cited a poll conducted by its parent company ImpreMedia and Latino Decisions, a research group that focuses on issues facing Latinos. In 2008, Obama garnered 67 percent of the Latino votes, according to La Opinión. The same poll also concluded that Latino voters would not automatically...
  • Leader Of Wis. Law Enforcement Association 'Regrets' Endorsing Walker

    MADISON, Wis. -- The executive board president of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association has issued a statement on the organization's website expressing regret for the endorsement of Gov. Scott Walker in the governor's race. In a post dated Feb. 16, Tracy Fuller writes, "I am going to make an effort to speak for myself, and every member of the Wisconsin State Patrol when I say this … I specifically regret the endorsement of the Wisconsin Trooper's Association for Gov. Scott Walker. I regret the governor's decision to 'endorse' the troopers and inspectors of the Wisconsin State Patrol. I regret being...
  • Stuned Bieber Alert

    02/14/2011 9:44:44 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 102 replies
    The interwebs | 02/14/2011
    Justin Bieber Reacts to Losing Best New Artist - ‎39 minutes ago‎ There were a lot of surprises at last night's Grammys, but I think the biggest was Esperanza Spalding taking home the award for Best New Artist. She was up against some heavy hitters, and many believed Justin Bieber had it in the bag. ...    Justin Bieber's Grammys Night: A Photo Album - ‎47 minutes ago‎ Alas, Justin Bieber didn't triumph in the Best New Artist category at the 2011 Grammy Awards. But between the pop star's polished red-carpet style, energetic performance and permanent grin, we think you'll...
  • Cleveland Won!

    02/11/2011 8:36:04 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Cleveland Cavaliers snap 26-game losing streak - ‎40 minutes ago‎ The Cleveland Cavaliers put both of those things to rest Friday with an inspired effort that resulted in a 126-119 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, ... Video: Pistons hand Cavs 26th loss Fox Sports NBA Odds: When Will the Cleveland Cavaliers Get a Win? Doc's Sports Service Bleacher Report - (blog) - Sports Betting World - Atlanta Journal Constitutionall 1,254 news articles »
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Rocks $35 H&M Dress

    02/10/2011 4:38:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 109 replies
    Michelle Obama is often lauded for her approachable fashion sense that mixes high-end designers with recognizable mall favorites like J.Crew. And earlier this week, the First Lady made an appearance on NBC’s Today Show outfitted in a $34.95 dress from none other than H&M! Never shying away from bold colors, Mrs. Obama gave her navy-and-white print a personal touch by adding an orange obi-style belt and pairing it with bright yellow pumps. And while she has an affinity for arm-baring styles, her stylist took a different approach with this ruffle-front dress, customizing it by adding sleeves
  • Lindsay Lohan Arrives At L.A. Airport Superior Court To Face Felony Grand Theft Charge...

    02/10/2011 8:15:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    batangastoday ^ | February 10, 2011 | Shella Marie Gutierrez
    Lindsay Lohan has been charged with felony grand theft after she allegedly shoplifted a $2,500 worth of necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store on January, 22, 2011, according to Access Hollywood. The 24-year-old actress arrived at Los Angeles Airport Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon together with her attornery to face the charge and was said to have pleaded not guilty.
  • Olbermann Has New TV Job

    02/09/2011 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 28 replies
    Former MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann has been named chief news officer on Current-TV, the cable network started by Al Gore. Olbermann will host a nightly "news" and commentary show according to the network's websitewhere he "will lead" the programming slate. "Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference," said Olbermann in statement. Olbermann's compensation will include equity in Current Media, the corporate owners of Current-TV
  • Rendells tell friends they are separating

    02/07/2011 5:29:31 PM PST · by AGreatPer · 35 replies
    Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau ^ | 2/7/2011 | By Tracie Mauriello, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau
    Rendells tell friends they are separating HARRISBURG -- Their marriage survived years of speculation about Ed Rendell's never-confirmed affairs, but today -- 20 days after the former governor left office -- he and U.S. Circuit Judge Marjorie O. Rendell told friends they are separating. The news came in a five-sentence email sent at 4:08 p.m. and signed "Ed and Midge." The Rendells told recipients that the split is amicable, that they will remain friends and that they "will not find it awkward or uncomfortable" to be invited to the same social events. The Rendells have been married for about 40...
  • Creeping fascism (Which side do you think he means?)

    02/07/2011 12:45:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Boulder Daily Camera ^ | February 6, 2011 | Paul Dougan
    "If guns are outlawed, how will we shoot the liberals?" -- T-shirt sloganConservatives have long cried "creeping socialism," but what ails America is creeping fascism. Fascism slavishly serves the wealthiest interests in society. If 10 percent of Americans own 90 percent of America, American fascism would be the dictatorship of that 10 percent. Yet, fascism displays a populist face. In Germany, for instance, Hitler had a man-of-the-people image. Think Sarah Palin: "Why, she`s just a soccer mom who loves to hunt. Gosh, Sarah is just one of us--only with better cheekbones!" Yet, as New York magazine revealed, Palin is now...
  • Super Bowl XLV: Pittsburgh Steelers V the Green Bay Packers (6:25pm EST Fox TV - Westwood One Radio)

    02/06/2011 7:59:48 AM PST · by Perdogg · 1,553 replies · 2+ views
  • Have Bernanke And Ethanol Sunk Egypt? The People Cannot Afford To Buy Bread

    02/01/2011 5:03:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    IDB Editorials ^ | February 1, 2011 | LAWRENCE KUDLOW
    Decades of autocratic government and a lack of free elections are, of course, the main drivers of the political upheaval in Egypt. But did the sinking dollar and skyrocketing food prices trigger the massive unrest now occurring in Egypt — or the greater Arab world for that matter? In addition to Egypt, the people have taken to the streets to varying degrees in Algeria, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Yemen. Local food riots have even broken out in rural China and other Asian locales. While the mainstream media focus on the political aspects of this turmoil, they are overlooking the impact...
  • Bush daughter supports gay marriage

    01/31/2011 7:55:31 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 160 replies ^ | 01.31.2011 | Staff
    (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush's daughter Barbara is appearing in a new web video in support of gay marriage. The 20-second spot released Monday is sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that works to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. "I'm Barbara Bush and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality," Bush says. "New York is about fairness and equality and everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love. Join us."
  • 'Golden Voice' Ted Williams Bails on Rehab

    01/25/2011 8:09:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 126 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 24, 2011
    Ted Williams -- the homeless man with the "Golden Voice" -- has left rehab against medical advice, less than two weeks after checking in for drug and alcohol dependency ... TMZ has learned. Our sources say Ted -- who decided to go to rehab earlier this month after a taping of the Dr. Phil show -- left the Origins Recovery Center in South Texas moments ago and is on his way to the airport. Ted's girlfriend is currently in rehab at the Safe Harbor facility in Costa Mesa, California. Story developing...
  • Where does Olbermann land?

    01/21/2011 8:31:20 PM PST · by REDWOOD99 · 112 replies
    Gone from PMSNBC- Where does the Worst Commentator in The World find a job? Fox, CNN, HBO, Oblivion, Other?
  • Did Obama Dye His Hair?

    01/21/2011 9:59:24 AM PST · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 21,2011 | Staff
    Obama looked damn good at last night's State Dinner for Chinese president Hu Jintao. Maybe a little too good. His salt-and-pepper locks seemed noticeably darker. Did Barack Obama get a quickie dye job? Take a look at these pictures, one taken the morning of the State Dinner and one taken later that night, at the dinner itself. It appears that Obama dipped into the White House salon in between, wiping out all the the distinguished grey. The Daily Mail thinks he wanted to impress the world on his big night—but maybe he just did it for Barack. Imagine Obama dying...
  • Obama visits grandfather's grave in Hawaii

    01/03/2011 7:42:52 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 3, 2011 | JULIE PACE
    HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama ended his nearly two-week Hawaiian vacation on a somber note Monday, taking his daughters to visit his grandfather's grave. The president's motorcade wound through the island of Oahu's mountainous terrain late Monday afternoon on its way to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
  • President Obama is extending his Hawaiian vacation by another day, to late Jan. 3, White House says

    12/30/2010 5:36:55 AM PST · by Skeez · 41 replies · 10+ views
    President Obama is extending his Hawaiian vacation by another day, to late Jan. 3, White House says - AP Breaking - Headline Only
  • A Baby's Hug

    12/18/2010 4:00:10 PM PST · by MsLady · 30 replies · 1+ views
    email | Dec. 18, 2010 | Unknown
    We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly sitting and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, 'Hi.' He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in laughter and his mouth was bared in a toothless grin, as he wriggled and giggled with merriment. I looked around and saw the source of his merriment. It was a man whose pants were baggy with a zipper at half-mast and his toes poked out of would-be shoes. His shirt was...
  • Yahoo Layoffs: 600 (-700) Jobs Cut in Long-Rumored Move

    12/14/2010 4:19:55 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | December 14, 2010: 6:29 PM ET | Julianne Pepitone, staff reporter
    NEW YORK ( -- Yahoo cut about 600 jobs Tuesday, the company confirmed, finally swinging the ax on layoffs that had been widely rumored for weeks. The layoffs represent a 4% reduction in Yahoo's global workforce, said a Yahoo spokesperson, although the company didn't specify which divisions suffered cuts. In an e-mailed statement, the company said its "personnel changes are part of our ongoing strategy to best position Yahoo! for revenue growth." *SNIP* The Yahoo spokesperson said the company will "continue to hire on a global basis to support our key priorities," and laid-off employees will receive severance packages and...
  • The MaggieCarta PDS Dictionary (The OTHER Word of the Day)

    12/07/2010 9:11:13 PM PST · by MaggieCarta · 63 replies
    Various | 12/7/10 | You Know Who
    Maybe you know her as the “PDS” Princess, the splenetic sister of snark, a loyal correspondent or perhaps a really fun time waster. Whatever you call her, DeMille can forget getting his close-up, because the FReeper known as MaggieCarta is ready for her zot, Mr. Robinson… Ok, before I begin the Dictionary, I'd like to say, I've really enjoyed my time here on FR. Best wishes, and a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011 to all. The dictionary begins below...