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  • She Wore Pink Sneakers

    11/09/2014 9:09:01 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 11/9/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    This is a great week for moving-van operators in D.C. Hundreds of Democrat solons and their considerable staffs are going to find out if you really can go home again as they desperately, and probably futilely, scramble to find slots in lobbying firms and in what is ridiculously dubbed “public interest” outfits to stay here. The AFL-CIO and Dem moneybags Tom Steyer collectively blew almost 100 million dollars trying to retain power for their pals .One wonders how much more they will feed into the maw of these losers. The tills of the countless Democratic tax-exempt front groups must be...
  • Healthcare Navigators Battling Dedicated Obstructionists—and Fox News

    10/10/2013 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Non-Profit Quarterly ^ | October 9, 2013 | By Rick Cohen
    The fate of the Affordable Care Act, notwithstanding obstructionism by the Republicans and the nine House Democrats, depends strongly on the success of efforts to get uninsured people to enroll for health insurance. First and foremost in making this happen are the navigators. There’s no reason to let the Obama administration off the hook for its own responsibility in making the work of the navigators tough, what with navigator grants that were announced only in August with training materials issued in September for the October 1st start-up of the exchanges, not to mention embarrassing computer glitches. Since the nonprofit sector...
  • Tallying the Score: Gun Control Winners and Losers

    04/19/2013 3:38:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 18 April, 2013 | Ralph
    The legislative scorecard has now been completed, with all of the anti-Constitution measures failing and most of the pro-freedom measure joining them. Pretty much as expected. Now that it’s all over but the shouting, it’s time to tally up the results in Washington’s game. So let’s check our tote board and reveal gun control’s Top Ten Winners and Losers . . . Losers 7. Michael Bloomberg: The political process is fickle. After a stunning triumph of cash over common sense in Colorado, New York’s billionaire Mayor drew a blank in D.C., getting nothing for his $12 million dollars and losing...
  • Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500

    02/24/2013 1:44:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the wire on Sunday, taking the checkered flag in the 2013 Daytona 500. Earnhardt Jr. finished second, running out of room as he tried to chase down Johnson on the last lap. Danica Patrick, who ran in the top-10 all day, finished eighth after losing ground on the last lap. The Daytona 500 started slow enough, with drivers content to wait things out in the early going. A wreck on lap 32 was our first real action of the day as numerous cars got caught up in the mess, leading to the...
  • Lottery winner's death was blamed on natural causes — until a relative raised questions

    01/08/2013 6:27:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/7/12 | Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune reporter
    Urooj Khan had sworn off playing the lottery after he took an Islamic pilgrimage to the Middle East in 2010, but as he stood in a 7-Eleven near his home on Chicago's Far North Side this summer, he lost his will for a moment, handing over $60 to buy two instant-game tickets. After scratching off the second ticket, he leaped in the air, shouting over and over again, "I hit a million!" When Khan, 46, accepted an oversized check from Illinois Lottery representatives days later at the same store with his wife and teenage daughter at his side, he spoke...
  • Team USA Athletes: 10 Christian Olympic Medal Winners Glorifying God

    08/12/2012 6:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2012 | Christine Thomasos
    Christian athletes were a major part of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and Team USA's athletes managed to bring home multiple gold, silver and bronze medals across a wide range of sports. Although many athletes utilized their faith while training and competing, here are 10 Christians who managed to bring home a coveted medal from the Olympic Summer Games. 1. Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics, 2 gold Twitter: @gabrielledoug Gabby Douglas may only be 16, but she took the world by storm when she became the first African-American gymnast and first woman of color to become the individual all-around champion in...
  • Libs Can't Slay the Tea Party

    08/01/2012 2:38:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | August 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: James Carville. You remember Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos tried to tie the Tea Party to the mass murderer in Aurora, Colorado. Brian Ross, first thing out of his mouth, (doing impression) "George, we got big news here. There's a Tea Party member with the same name." "Really? That could be big, Brian." "Yeah, George, it could be really big. We're not sure, we don't know for sure, but it could be, George, that the mass murderer at The Dark Knight Rises is a member of the Tea Party." The Daily Beast had a headline back in...
  • Win Olympic Gold, Pay the IRS U.S. Olympic medal winners will owe up to $9,000 to the IRS

    08/01/2012 10:38:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    ATR ^ | 08/01/2012 | Hugh Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — While 529 hardworking athletes proudly represent the United States in the 2012 Olympics, any medals and money they earn wearing red, white and blue will be taxed by the IRS. According to research done by the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, U.S. Olympic athletes are liable to pay income tax on medals earned and prizes received at the London games. American medalists face a top income tax rate of 35 percent. Under U.S. tax law, they must add the value of their Olympic medals and prizes to their taxable income. It is therefore easy to calculate...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson win Dancing with Stars

    05/24/2011 11:08:58 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 33 replies
    TV Squad ^ | May 24, 2011 | steelers6
    Going into this finale of 'Dancing with the Stars' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC) there was one round of competitive dancing left. The votes were in, though, and it was guaranteed to be a close battle. Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward were leading the judges' scores coming into the final night, but Kirstie Alley was close behind. It was a star-studded finale, featuring guest appearances by Sara Evans, the Black-Eyed Peas and the first televised performance by The Go-Gos in five years. But it was the finalists that people were tuning in to see. !!SPOILER ALERT!! Kane and Mark Ballas...
  • Winners of De-Funding Planned Parenthood Video Contest Announced

    03/15/2011 10:49:48 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Life News ^ | 3/15/11 | Steven Ertelt
    Two pro-life groups that cater to young people have announced the winners of a contest they jointly sponsored to encourage young people to produce videos urging the revocation of taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The contest was designed to support the Pence Amendment, which the House of Representatives approved, but which the U.S. Senate defeated — although both chambers of Congress are still debating how to solve the federal budget issue and whether Planned Parenthood will receive federal funds. After receiving dozens of videos from youth across the country explaining why Congress should de-fund Planned Parenthood, Live...
  • Freindly Fire’s Biggest Winners Of 2010

    12/31/2010 1:40:41 PM PST · by grace522 · 4 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 30 Dec 2010 | Chris Freind
    It’s that time of year again when Freindly Fire heaps praise upon those most deserving. You probably aren’t going to find these winners on the lists of typical media outlets, most of which bow at the altar of political correctness. The Biggest Winner of 2010, as is the case every year, goes to none other than illegal invaders, all 20 million of them. Year after year, they continue to win everything. They are handed driver’s licenses, free education — in some cases all the way to college — and free first-rate health care. Most appallingly, their freedom exists because of...
  • Women

    11/04/2010 11:11:21 AM PDT · by Darkwolf377 · 52 replies
    me ^ | Darkwolf377
    Michelle Bachman, Kelly Ayotte, Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, Mary Fallin and Kristi Noem
  • Whitman, Fiorina will challenge Dem icons in Calif

    06/09/2010 2:57:13 AM PDT · by tlb · 12 replies · 41+ views
    MyWay News ^ | Jun 9, 2010 | JULIET WILLIAMS
    - California Republicans took an historic step Tuesday by nominating two wealthy businesswomen to challenge Democratic icons for governor and U.S. Senate. Meg Whitman, the billionaire former eBay chief executive, easily won the Republican primary for California governor while former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina was nominated to challenge Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in the fall. It is the first time the California Republican Party has put a woman - much less two - at the top of its ticket. Whitman congratulated Fiorina Tuesday night when she took the stage at the Universal City Hilton hotel ballroom. "Career politicians in...
  • American Idol’s Biggest Money Winners (Tracking the past idol contestants who made the most money)

    05/20/2010 9:13:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 1,479+ views
    MoneyWatch ^ | 05/20/2010 | Kiri Blakeley
    While millions of fans focus on Crystal Bowersox’s high notes, Lee DeWyze’s guitar playing, and Simon Cowell’s last gasps of snark, MoneyWatch is, well, watching the money. By that measure, it hardly matters who wins next Wednesday — if they manage life after Idol correctly, the two finalists stand to earn millions of dollars each. Previous Idol winners such as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have gone on to become mega-selling, globe-touring, award-winning stars, while even contestants that haven’t won, such as Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson, have gone on to become top-earning performers. “You can rest on having been...
  • Factbox: Winners, losers in House healthcare bill

    03/22/2010 2:38:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 680+ views
    reuters ^ | 3/22/10 | staff
    (Reuters) - The healthcare reform measure passed by the House of Representatives on Sunday delivers some good news for drugmakers, device companies and even health insurers. Among the changes in the legislation was a provision delaying hefty taxes on those three industries by at least a year. Following are some of the winners and losers in the overall healthcare industry based on a Senate version of the bill and the reconciliation bill passed by the House on Sunday. The Senate must vote on the reconciliation bill, so changes could still emerge. WINNERS BRAND-NAME DRUGMAKERS * The pharmaceutical industry keeps its...
  • Westminster Dog Show Scottish Terrier Won

    02/16/2010 8:20:14 PM PST · by mojo114 · 48 replies · 1,188+ views
    The Scottish Terrier won tonight.
  • Winter Olympics 2010 : Apollo Ohno takes silver, ties record

    02/14/2010 7:19:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 2,794+ views ^ | 02/14/2010 | Frank Fitzpatrick
    VANCOUVER - Someday soon, Apolo Anton Ohno will take his cool name, his charisma, the bandanna, and the trademark soul patch and skate away from the short-track sport in which he has used all to maximum advantage. Some, in fact, thought that day would have come already. But the lure of an Olympics in Vancouver, so close to his Washington hometown, and the opportunity to become the most decorated American winter athlete pulled him back for more. Last night, Ohno tied that record, though it took some luck on the last lap of the 1,500. With three South Koreans leading,...
  • Taxpayers Win in Virginia - McDonnell wins on low-tax platform

    11/06/2009 9:22:59 AM PST · by U of IL Conservative · 240+ views
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Tuesday, November 3, 2009 | Nathan Pick
    Tuesday, Bob McDonnell was elected to serve as the 71st Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, defeating state Sen. Creigh Deeds by a margin of 59 – 41 percent. By comparison, President Barack Obama received 53 percent of the vote for in 2008. Sen. Deeds had made clear during the campaign his willingness to raise taxes. On September 23, in a Washington Post Op-Ed entitled “My Transportation Plan”, Deeds said, “As a legislator, I have voted for a number of mechanisms to fund transportation, including a gas tax. And I’ll sign a bipartisan bill with a dedicated funding mechanism for...
  • New York Yankees Win World Series and Break the Curse of Hillary Clinton

    11/05/2009 4:01:17 PM PST · by SalAOR · 7 replies · 641+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 11/5/2009 | Mike
    Last night, the New York Yankees made history by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series to capture their record 27th World Championship. It is the Yankees’ first championship in nine years. The significance of the Yankees’ victory cannot be overstated. With their 27th championship, the Yankees have reaffirmed their place as the most dominant franchise in professional sports. More importantly, the Yankees have destroyed the curse of Hillary Clinton. On October 26, 2000, the New York Yankees were on top of the world. They had just defeated a cute little team from the outer boroughs,...
  • Guns and grenades for Somali Ramadan quiz winners

    10/17/2009 5:11:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 475+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/17/09 | AFP
    KISMAYO, Somalia (AFP) – No luxury cruise but a ticket to jihad was the prize for the winners of a team quiz organised by Somalia's insurgent Shebab group during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. "The reason the young men were rewarded with weapons is to encourage them to participate in the ongoing holy war against the enemies of Allah in Somalia," Sheikh Abdullahi Alhaq said at a ceremony late Friday. The radio-broadcast quiz organised by the Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab organisation in the southern Somali city of Kismayo lasted throughout Ramadan, which ended last month. Five neighbourhoods of the port city...
  • Little Leaguers fill up the couch on ‘Tonight Show’ appearance

    09/04/2009 3:46:20 PM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 11 replies · 547+ views ^ | September 4, 2009 | Don Norcross
    Lifestyles of the hip and famous keep on rolling for the world-champion Chula Vista Park View Little Leaguers. The boys were bused to Burbank yesterday for an appearance last night on “The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.” Never mind that most of the 12- and 13-year-olds didn't know Conan O'Brien from Conan the Barbarian. “Nope,” said Park View second baseman Bulla Graft. “Never heard of him.” After O'Brien's monologue and Sandra Bullock's appearance to promote her new movie, up to the stage stepped all 12 players, wearing baby-blue T-shirts and gray baseball pants — and earning the audience's hearty applause.
  • GM To Finance Delphi Buyout

    06/09/2009 2:52:40 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 15 replies · 565+ views
    General Motors (GM) has agreed to finance private equity firm Platinum Equity’s buyout of Delphi Corp. GM will provide more than $2 billion to Platinum Equity for purchasing most of the assets of Delphi.Troy, Michigan-based Delphi, which has been operating under ban kruptcy protection, is a former GM subsidiary and the auto-maker’s largest supplier. Under the deal, Platinum Equity will acquire most of Delphi's global operations, including its Troy headquarters. GM is also acquiring some troubled assets of Delphi. Further, the company is providing $250 million to help Delphi emerge from bankruptcy protection....
  • Academy Award winners leaked? See image of letter here.

    02/22/2009 1:34:16 PM PST · by slomark · 15 replies · 1,107+ views
    [image of letter] A mysterious Hollywood blog announced this week that it was in possession of a leaked letter that prematurely announced the winners of tonight’s Oscars. To see the letter and the list of winners click the image above, or click here. The blog has suddenly been taken down, which makes some insiders believe the leak may be true. “The document,” Academy spokesperson Leslie Unger said, “is a complete fraud.” It’s only appropriate that an industry that blurs the line between reality and fantasy should have a controversy like this. We’ll all know in a few hours who’s telling...
  • George W. Bush, Winner

    01/14/2009 2:16:25 PM PST · by STARWISE · 279 replies · 3,954+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1-14-09 | Lisa Fabrizio
    Friends, Americans, conservatives; lend me your ears. I come to praise George W. Bush, not to bury him; I'll leave that to our famously unbiased media. *snip* We can also be pretty certain that his departure will not feature the ransacking of the Oval Office and Air Force One, or the sophomoric removal of the "O's" from White House keyboards. If, as has been the case for his entire presidency, he is true to his word, he will be as magnanimous to his successor as he was to his predecessor; notwithstanding the disrespect he received at the hands of both.
  • Businessweek Names Freeper One of America's "Best Entrepreneurs" Under 25

    09/12/2008 1:23:35 PM PDT · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 63 replies · 365+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | 9-12-2008 | BusinessWeek
    CML Studios Carlos Leon, 25 North Hollywood, Calif. Carlos Leon is a media mogul in the making. With $25,000 in savings, and no outside financing, he managed to expand the multimedia business he started in a room in his parent's mobile home into a full-service production company with such clients as Warner Bros., VH1, Sirius, and MTV3. Leon, who earned a bachelor's degree in film from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla., says the business—which includes a 1,500 square-foot production studio that he built from scratch with help from friends. Up next: Leon is starting an online TV...
  • McCain - Palin Rally Draws 20,000-30,000 People in Cedarbug, Wisconsin - Video 9/5/08

    09/05/2008 11:16:24 AM PDT · by · 31 replies · 146+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | September 5, 2008 | brianinmo
    Here is a local news report on the rally held by John McCain and Sarah Palin in Cedarburg, Wisconsin today, September 5, 2008. The reporter says State Troopers estimate that a crowd of 20,000-30,0000 turned out to greet them, far more than the expected 5-10,000. . . . (see video at link)
  • Affluent Stockholm suburb named best place to live

    06/14/2008 2:17:52 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 17 replies · 1,225+ views ^ | 06/12/2008 | TT/The Local
    - In Sweden that is. All the same, if various experts are right, the Nordic countries are not only the richest part of the world, but also global leaders in the domain of QUALITY of life. Therefore, living in this part of Stockholm is probably as good as life gets, or? The article: "The Stockholm suburb of Danderyd is the best municipality in which to live, according to a new ranking by the magazine Fokus. Lund and nearby Lomma in southern Sweden follow closely behind. Ljusnarsberg municipality in the Bergslagen region of central Sweden ended up in last place. The...
  • Big Brown Does It again

    05/17/2008 3:30:37 PM PDT · by skimask · 66 replies · 541+ views
    Big Brown looks like a Tripe Crown cinch. He wasn't even challenged today. This horse is a monster. Visions of Secretariat.
  • Obama Wins 'Petraeus Primary' for Best Use Of Senate Iraq Hearing

    04/10/2008 2:36:00 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 14 replies · 70+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 10th, 2008 | Mort Kondracke
    Judging by his agile performance at Tuesday's Iraq hearings, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) now is opting for the famous George Aiken formula from Vietnam days: Declare victory and get out. Or, rather, as an update on the late Vermont Republican's 1966 idea, Obama would declare the situation in Iraq "manageable" and drastically reduce American forces -- possibly, he suggested, to just 30,000. Of the three presidential candidates displaying their intellectual wares in questioning Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, Obama surely was the most subtle and shrewd. He also gave a bit of a hint of...
  • Medvedev 'Wins Russia Poll By Landslide'

    03/02/2008 11:19:04 AM PST · by jdm · 37 replies · 120+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 02, 2008 | Staff
    Vladimir Putin's chosen successor Dmitry Medvedev is set for a landslide victory in Russia's presidential election, according to an exit poll and early results. First official results from the Central Election Commission showed Mr Medvedev was leading with more than 64% of the votes after ballots from 16% of polling stations had been counted. Sky's Moscow correspondent Alex Rossi said: "As election dramas go, this was never going to be nail-biting - it was not going to be a cliff-hanger. "We all knew Dmitry Medvedev would romp home to victory against the three non-competitors he's been lined up against. Essentially...
  • Lucky Soldier Wins $1 Million

    02/28/2008 1:51:18 PM PST · by distressed · 28 replies · 183+ views
    After completing two tours in Iraq, Sgt. Wayne Leyde won $1 million from a scratch-and-win lotto ticket on Tuesday. Now that he's won, Leyde, a 26-year-old member of the Washington National Guard, says he's still going to volunteer to go back to Iraq for a third tour and won't spend any of the money in the meantime. Leyde was driving near his home in Mead, Washington when he stopped at a store on the side of the road and bought a ticket. "I decided to walk into a local Zip Trip. I got a Coke and beef jerky and walked...
  • We're going to beat Obama

    02/25/2008 9:47:16 AM PST · by connell · 141 replies · 436+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | Christopher Cook
    No, seriously, we really are.By Christopher Cook We Republicans and conservatives have been nervous of late, and rightly so. First, we had the prospect of Hillary Rodham Clinton, which was unnerving enough. But then, something worse came along: Barack Obama. Barack Obama is as much of a leftist as HRC, if not more of one. He's as much of a statist as she is.*But he's more personable, more popular, more friendly, more affable. At least with HRC, we could run against her baggage as well as her positions. We could count on the American people seeing her generally distasteful persona...
  • Liking Mike (Even if he loses, Huckabee wins)

    02/14/2008 7:07:18 AM PST · by meandog · 41 replies · 73+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 2/14/08 | mark shields
    Most people who run for president, by definition, lose. And most of those unsuccessful candidates depart the presidential contest with their reputations and their influence diminished. Republican Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor — whose chances of winning his party's nomination are closer to none than to slim — will be a conspicuous exception. He will leave the race more popular and more influential than he entered it and with the real potential of becoming the most important evangelical leader in American political life. Religious and cultural conservatives have been both the foundation and the foot soldiers in recent national...
  • The media picks the winners

    02/10/2008 6:24:42 AM PST · by jdm · 17 replies · 150+ views
    Tribune Media Services ^ | Feb. 10, 2008 | by Bill Press
    **EXCERPT** Super Tuesday's over and there were no absolute winners - until Mitt Romney dropped out of the race. Nonetheless, even before Romney withdrew and McCain, in effect, became his party's nominee, we might as well have canceled the rest of the primaries and caucuses, since the media had already decided that this year's standard bearers would be John McCain and Barack Obama. Yes, somewhere along the line, the role of the media has changed from reporting on the primaries to deciding the primaries. They pick their favorites, they give them preferential treatment, they tear down their opponents, and they...
  • Values Voters Win Big in Iowa

    01/05/2008 7:22:18 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 48 replies · 1,985+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | January 4, 2008 | Tony Perkins
    (NOTE: From FRC action E-MAIL; link is to their home page. I've broken it into paragraphs, and added emphasis): Washington is reeling from last night's Iowa caucuses. A loud and clear message was delivered, but whether it will be heard is yet to be seen. On the Republican side, Mike Huckabee's huge victory can be attributed to two primary reasons. First, he is real and his style reflects it. He is engaging and he talks with people, not at them. He is a great campaigner; he is the communicator in this presidential election cycle. Second, evangelicals, dispirited by Republican indifference...
  • Republicans Win Big Upset In Indianapolis Mayor Race(Ballard defeats Peterson)

    11/06/2007 7:33:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 85 replies · 480+ views
    ME | 11-07-07 | ME
    Peterson has conceded to Republican Greg Ballard in Indianapolis! BIGGEST UPSET IN INDIANA POLITICAL HISTORY! Carrying down into a LARGE majority of Republicans on the City-County Council! THIS IS A BIG WIN! Democrats can probably kiss Julia Carson's Congressional seat G'bye next year because of it!
  • Fred Wins, Iowa Loses [Why Carolyn Washburn should keep her day job]

    12/12/2007 6:09:32 PM PST · by jdm · 83 replies · 1,001+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec. 12, 2007 | by Dean Barnett
    HERE WE WERE on Wednesday, a nation of political junkies gathered around our televisions to watch the candidates debate each other one last time, and we had as a moderator one Carolyn Washburn, the editor of the Des Moines Register. I don't mean to go all East-coast-elitist on you; I'm sure there are people in Iowa who could capably moderate a presidential debate. Unfortunately, and obviously, Carolyn Washburn is not one of them. The bulk of the post-debate analysis will probably focus on how maladroit Washburn was at the job. She did the impossible--she moderated the last Iowa debate between...
  • Fred Thompson Wins, Hands Down (Freds' "I paid for this microphone" moment)

    12/12/2007 2:30:09 PM PST · by JRochelle · 339 replies · 2,337+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12/12/2007 | Philip Kline
    First, let me say that this was by far the worst debate yet. The questions were not only skewed to the left, not only almost entirely neglected foreign policy, but they were so broad as to allow the candidates to fall back on talking points. Also, there was no room for back and forth between the candidates. Absolutely awful. With that said, Fred Thompson was the only candidate who stood out. He was funny, charming, and peppy. Here was a guy who wasn't afraid to speak hard truths, and who displayed knowledge of the policy issues--especially on entitlements. But the...
  • Iowa PBS and the Des Moines Register: Making CNN Look Good (Geraghty's verdict: Thompson wins)

    12/12/2007 2:18:26 PM PST · by ellery · 59 replies · 147+ views
    National Review - Campaign Spot ^ | 12/12/07 | Jim Garaghty
    Saying I hated this debate is like saying George Soros can spare some change. The retired brigadier general who was on Hillary’s gay and lesbian steering committee was bad. This one was… egregious. Appalling. Extraordinarily frustrating. Alternately an uncontrolled circus and a banal snore-fest. Some of the questions were extraordinarily stupid – “is it more important to have a nominee that is socially conservative or fiscally conservative? What New Year’s resolution would you recommend for one of your rivals?” And what was with the video snippets of each candidate? What, each guy is going to get too much time with...
  • Ron Paul Has Won

    11/26/2007 1:54:54 PM PST · by rob777 · 112 replies · 175+ views ^ | November 26th, 2007 | Patrick Ruffini
    He won’t win the nomination. He won’t win any primaries. But for Ron Paul’s quixotic bid for the White House, it’s “Mission Accomplished.” In the past few months, Ron Paul has dramatically raised the profile of libertarianism inside the Republican Party. My small-l libertarian friends seem more comfortable describing themselves as such, even though they’ll go out of their way to disassociate themselves from Ron Paul and the big-L kind. Libertarianism in the GOP took a big hit on 9/11, and it’s slowly coming back, with Ron Paul as the catalyst. Its underlying ideals still have appeal well beyond the...
  • Teen's essay earns top honors (Tomb of the Unknowns)

    11/26/2007 1:16:02 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 11 replies · 116+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | November 25, 2007 | Staff Reports
    Teen's essay earns top honors Staff Reports November 25, 2007 Carmen Mesbergen, a junior at Greeley West High School, recently took part in the National Youth Leadership Forum from Oct. 23-28 in Washington, D.C. She participated in an essay contest, and hers was one of the top four chosen out of 400 from students around the country. The prize for the top students was the opportunity to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. Carmen is in the International Baccalaureate program at Greeley West, and she is the daughter of Gordon and Iris Mesbergen...
  • Robots, start your engines (Carnegie Mellon University wins DARPA race)

    11/03/2007 11:32:26 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 10 replies · 158+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 11/3/07 | Tome Abate
    A robotic car named Junior, programmed by Stanford computer scientists, finished slightly ahead of Boss, the robo-vehicle from Carnegie Mellon University, as half a dozen driverless vehicles made history by completing a 60-mile race over a city-like environment. But the real winner of this third and most difficult in a series of robo-races is probably the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which sponsored the first of these events in 2004 to spur development of unmanned military vehicles. In all, 11 robotic vehicles set out on the race course Saturday morning, and while five scrubbed out for various reasons, the fact...
  • GOP Debate: Fox Viewers Say Ron Paul Won

    10/21/2007 9:56:55 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 248 replies · 2,088+ views ^ | Oct 21 07 | Larry Fester
    The Fox News Republican Presidential debate in Orlando Florida revealed that the GOP nomination is still up for grabs. According to Fox News Viewers text voting after the debate, Ron Paul won with 34%, Huckabee came in second with 27%, and Giuliani third with 11%. The Republican debate also revealed that the Republican contenders think America is going bankrupt if spending policies are not changed. Debate Highlights: Fred Thompson touted his “100% pro life voting record” and said “Our basic rights come from God not government”. Thompson tagged Rudy Giuliani for supporting “Sanctuary Cities” and “federal funding for abortion” and...
  • Political Surge: Look who won Petraeus week

    09/14/2007 12:09:26 AM PDT · by Aristotelian · 10 replies · 913+ views ^ | September 14, 2007 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    Had anyone suggested six weeks ago that the GOP would emerge from the Petraeus hearings on the political front-foot, they'd have been laughed at all the way to Anbar. There's a lesson here for Republicans, in particular those most worried about how Iraq will play in next year's elections: Good military policy is good politics. That wisdom was a hard sell this spring, when the news out of Iraq was glum, the war supplemental debate raged, and dozens of Republicans were threatening to call it quits. The White House instead made an impassioned plea that the party hold tight through...
  • U.S. women win team title at 2007 World Championships

    09/05/2007 8:25:39 PM PDT · by TxCopper · 3 replies · 433+ views
    The A.P. ^ | 9/5/07
    Nastia Liukin couldn't watch, for she knew she might be the one who had let another world title slip away. Meanwhile, Alicia Sacramone couldn't wait. She wanted to get out on the floor, show 'em what she had, and see if it was good enough to save the day. Sacramone did it, coming through with a floor routine full of attitude and glitz, one good enough to rally the Americans to a world championship Wednesday and prove that winning gold medals in gymnastics is more about determination than perfection
  • Clinton and YouTube win South Carolina debate [Barf Alert]

    07/24/2007 6:05:42 AM PDT · by indcons · 10 replies · 631+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 24, 2007 | Frank James
    Will we look back in months on the CNN/YouTube Democratic debate from South Carolina and see it as a turning point in the race? Doubtful. While the novel use of the YouTube video gave the debate some flavor it wouldn't have had if it had used the traditional journalistic panel pitching the questions, the debate was another encounter of the candidates that didn't scramble the Democratic race's dynamics. Sen. Hillary Clinton did nothing to hurt herself and indeed put in another strong performance. She was smooth, informed, unflappable and with a touch of humor. Anytime the leader in the polls...
  • Best and worst of the Amnesty votes (Vanity)

    06/28/2007 10:12:45 AM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 38 replies · 1,334+ views
    Here is a spreadsheet detailing the votes on the immigration bill and its amendments. Excel 2003: Excel 2007: It contains some statistics as well as contact information for each senator - please call or fax to let them know how you feel! The statistics at the right and bottom provide some add'l analysis to help focus your letters, emails, calls, etc.
  • USA WINS GOLD CUP!!!!! 2-1 Over Mexico

    06/24/2007 2:01:56 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 56 replies · 1,023+ views
    Anyone who thinks soccer is boring, missed a great match today. It's always great to beat Mexico at their game.
  • The Bird Flu Winners And Losers (UK)

    02/06/2007 10:15:49 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 371+ views
    This Is Money (UK) ^ | 2-6-2007 | IanLyall
    The bird flu winners and losers Ian Lyall, Daily Mail 6 February 2007 At an estimated cost of Ł45bn, we could be facing devastation on a massive scale. Thousands dead, millions more sick. Businesses on their knees and commerce in crisis - that is, if Britain succumbs to pandemic flu. TINY VIRUS, HUGE COST: The H5N1 bug, magnified 100,000 times, could cause worldwide devastation Not that you would ever know this reading the Financial Services Authority's latest risk report. Blink and you might miss the short section devoted to such a worrying threat. But make no mistake, as thousands of...
  • Hillary, Barack And Us

    12/21/2006 8:26:11 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 7 replies · 669+ views
    CBS Commentary ^ | 21 December 2006 | Dick Meyer
    ...Sen. Clinton's psychological quest is just too obvious and determinative for most us. What exactly drives her we cannot know, which itself is frustrating. Is it redemption? Or resurrection? Would being leader of the free world erase the public indignities she suffered due to her husband? Does she have a messianic thing going on? Did she ever have a desire to completely escape public scrutiny and dissection altogether? I'm agnostic on these therapeutic queries. But the sense people have that Sen. Clinton's drive is overly determined by her emotional issues is, I suggest, fatal. This is not sexist. Al Gore...