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  • Mormon church to pull thousands of teens from Boy Scouts of America

    05/11/2017 3:16:10 PM PDT · by super7man · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2017 | Fox News
    Older teenagers will be pulled from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the Mormon church announced Thursday. The announcement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means an estimated 130,000-180,000 teenagers ages 14-18 will no longer participate in Boy Scouts starting next year. The Mormon church is the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States. The Boy Scouts' "Varsity" and "Venturing" programs for older teens had become difficult to implement within the religion, Mormon officials said in a news release. "Instead, Young Men activities will focus on spiritual, social, physical and intellectual outlined by the...
  • Still Report #791 - Cruz Humiliated in U S Senate

    04/14/2016 6:48:20 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 146 replies
    You Tube ^ | Apr 14, 2016 | Bill Still
    Calgary Ted Cruz was humiliated on the floor of the U.S. Senate twice on Monday night, according to a report in Politico. Months of Cruz’s criticisms of his Republican colleagues is now reaping some nasty rewards for the Junior Senator from Canada. During a discussion of continuing funding for the government, Cruz tried to interrupt the proceedings with a roll call vote. The usually polite decorum on the floor of the U.S. Senate quickly turned negative as even Cruz’s fellow Republicans refused to grant him what’s called a “sufficient second” that would have allowed him to briefly call for the...
  • Cold greeting for Cruz at GOP gala

    04/14/2016 7:43:23 PM PDT · by Mensius · 161 replies
    The Hll ^ | 04/14/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz got the cold shoulder from a room of 800 Republicans at the New York City GOP gala Thursday night, receiving little interaction from the audience as he went through his usual stump speech. Cruz, who followed speeches from rivals Donald Trump and John Kasich, began by making a joke at Trump’s expense that fell flat. “I haven’t built any buildings in New York City, but I have spent my entire life fighting to defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights,” the Texas senator said, taking a shot at the GOP front-runner who, just moments before,...
  • Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

    08/28/2015 4:06:45 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 32 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/28/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold. But do his low poll numbers suggest the end is near? The poll released Thursday showed nothing new: The South Carolina Republican has been unable to differentiate himself from other candidates in any way. But the national poll — which says that 13 percent of Republican or leans-Republican voters said they’d never vote for him and zero percent said they would...
  • Austria to withdraw troops from UNDOF?

    04/11/2013 4:48:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 4/12/13 | Carl In Jerusalem
    In the event that an arms embargo on Syria is lifted next month, as might happen, Austria is threatening to withdraw its troops from the UNDOF observer force that has helped to maintain peace on the Golan for the last 40 years. With three of the other five countries who contribute troops to UNDOF having withdrawn in the last few months, Austria's 377 troops are the largest contingent of the roughly 1,000 troops who remain in the neutral zone on the Heights. But according to the Austrians, the mission is becoming impossible. If the embargo is lifted at the end...
  • Obama withdraws appeals court pick

    03/22/2013 2:02:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 22, 2013 4:45 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama withdrew his nomination of Caitlin Halligan to a federal appeals court Friday, handing a victory to Republicans in the Senate who twice blocked his pick for the key judicial post. Calling the obstruction by Republicans unjustified and unacceptable, Obama said he agreed to Halligan’s request to be pulled from consideration even though she would have served with distinction on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. … Senate Republicans blocked Halligan’s confirmation for a second time in early March, arguing that Halligan is too liberal and citing her work on lawsuits against gun...
  • White House: No Plans to Withdraw Palestinian Aid After U.N. Vote

    11/30/2012 9:22:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/30/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    There are no plans to withdraw aid to the Palestinian Authority following the United Nations vote to recognize Palestine as an independent state, a White House spokesman said Friday. Josh Earnest told reporters traveling on Air Force One that the U.S. opposed the resolution to give the Palestinian Authority nonmember observer state status because the Israel-Palestinian conflict should be resolved “only through face-to-face negotiations, not unilateral actions,” according to the White House pool report. A bipartisan group of senators had threatened to cut off millions in U.S. financial aid to the Palestinians if the vote succeeded. Earnest said there were...
  • Nebraska Secession Petition

    11/12/2012 6:14:53 PM PST · by tuwood · 6 replies ^ | 11/12/12 | (me)
    Peacefully grant the State of Nebraska to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should...
  • Taliban claims responsibility behind poisoned soldiers at Afghanistan base

    02/27/2012 3:01:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/27/12 | AP/fox
    <p>The Taliban claimed Monday that they had poisoned soldiers at a U.S. base in Afghanistan by recruiting a cook who worked there.</p> <p>Sources told Fox News that a "couple" of U.S. troops were sickened and have since recovered since traces of bleach were found in food at a NATO base in Nangarhar Province. No one was seriously injured.</p>
  • NATO Chief Already Looking to Slink-Away from Aimless Debacle in Libya

    05/09/2011 7:20:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 9, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Rasmussen: "We have to realize that there is no military solution" After weeks of making statements that closely resemble Obama's hollow platitudes and wishful thinking on Libya  (i.e. Gaddafi "increasingly isolated", "walls closing in", "optimistic" that he'll "eventually" go, etc) but at the same time doing little effective to bring any of that about, the line emanating today from NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen is that the military alliance should not be expected to defeat Muammar Gaddafi on the battlefield, ever... _____________________________________________________________________________ NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has warned it will be necessary to find a political solution to the conflict in Libya....
  • State Dept. Audit: Obama administration overselling diplomacy in Iraq?

    11/03/2010 3:45:41 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 2 replies
    The Obama administration could be overstating what U.S. diplomats can do to contain Iraq's ethnic and sectarian tensions without U.S. military forces, a State Department audit concluded Tuesday, raising fresh concerns about the planned pullout of American troops next year. The auditors also questioned whether American diplomats who remain behind will be adequately protected against insurgent violence, and their report faulted Washington for its planning of the transition from a U.S. military-led mission in Iraq to one run by American civilians in 2011.The audit's findings echo worries expressed by some U.S. defense analysts and former diplomats. They say hard-won security...
  • Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center (Disputed)

    08/16/2010 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 189 replies · 3+ views ^ | 8/16/10 | Shlomo Shamir
    After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero - the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York - it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site. ...
  • Excerpts: Obama would start Afghanistan withdrawals in 2011

    12/01/2009 4:24:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies · 2,751+ views
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2009
    Washington (CNN) -- President Obama will announce Tuesday he'll deploy 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan "at the fastest pace possible" with a goal of starting to withdraw forces from the country in July 2011. "The 30,000 additional troops that I am announcing tonight will deploy in the first part of 2010 ... so that they can target the insurgency and secure key population centers," Obama will say, according to excerpts from his speech at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Obama will say that the additional U.S. forces "will allow us to accelerate handing over responsibility...
  • Bloggers Say Scozzafava Should Withdraw

    10/22/2009 12:25:43 PM PDT · by MadisonReagan · 22 replies · 1,039+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/22/09 | MadisonReagan
    An incredible host of conservative bloggers, ranging from Mark Tapscott at The Examiner, who is a member of the Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame, to me and Brian Faughnan at respective blogs at the Washington Times, to the directors of Red State, to Breitbart's blog, to several at Red County, to a particularly well-researched one by Jim Geraghty at The Campaign Spot at NRO, .... has stepped forward in solidarity with John McCormack of the Weekly Standard to demand that New York congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava withdraw .....
  • Enzi Wants Obama to Withdraw Labor Pick

    08/25/2009 1:59:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 201+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/25/09 | Susan Ferrechio
    Sen. Mike Enzi wants the Obama administration to withdraw its nominee for Solicitor of the Department of Labor. Enzi sent a letter to President Obama accusing nominee Patricia Smith of giving "inconsistent statement and testimony" to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Enzi, of Wyoming, is the top Republican on the panel. Smith currently serves as commissioner for the New York Department of Labor and started a program in the city called "Wage Watch," which utilizes community groups to "participate in a range of activities aimed at improving labor law compliance, including holding know-your-rights training, providing employers with information...
  • Mountains of Gear to Move to U.S. as Forces Responsibly Withdraw

    08/02/2009 1:21:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 802+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Kiyoshi Freeman, USA
    COB ADDER — As U.S. forces prepare for one of the biggest logistical challenges since the Vietnam War, military planners continue examining the best ways to move the mountains of equipment accumulated here since 2003. During a recent conference at Joint Base Balad, senior logisticians traveled from around the world to discuss the ongoing drawdown of forces and equipment here and the repositioning of assets to Afghanistan. One of the key issues addressed was the shipping containers scattered around the country, and the thousands more Coalition forces would need for drawdown operations. Enter the 368th Seaport Operations Detachment, which manages...
  • U.S. servicemembers withdraw from Iraqi cities, move to main installations

    06/30/2009 6:21:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 402+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. John Gordinier, USAF
    6/30/2009 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (AFNS) -- Under the Security Agreement signed between Washington, D.C., and Baghdad, Iraq, officials in November 2008, U.S. servicemembers are to withdraw from Iraqi cities, villages and localities by June 30. As a result of the agreement, some servicemembers are moving onto main installations such as Sather Air Base, Iraq, and Joint Base Balad. With the start of the withdrawal from urban areas in progress, Joint Base Balad is capable and ready for the influx of servicemembers and equipment, said Col. Sal Nodjomian, the 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group commander. "Joint Base Balad is...
  • U.S. Combat Troops on Pace to Leave Iraqi Cities by June 30

    06/01/2009 5:50:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 244+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – American combat troops are on pace to leave Iraqi cities by the June 30 deadline stipulated by the U.S.-Iraq security agreement, U.S. officials in Baghdad said yesterday. Army Brig. Gen. Keith Walker, commander of the Iraq Assistance Group, said in a news conference that security throughout the country has continued to improve. The security agreement calls for all coalition combat forces to be out of the cities by the end of the month. “We will adhere to the security agreement,” Walker said. “So, all combat forces will be out of the cities unless there is...
  • Obama To Keep Combat Troops In Iraq More Than A Year Longer Than Bush Was!

    02/24/2009 6:30:30 PM PST · by vaper69 · 11 replies · 476+ views
    Today the AP is reporting that Obama will remove US combat troops from Iraq by August 2010, and that all US troops will be pulled out by December 2011. On the surface this looks good for Obama supporters, but Obama can’t take credit for getting US troops out of Iraq. That was ALL Bush. In fact, Obama has just admitted that he is extending US combat troops' deployment in Iraq by 14 months longer than under the Bush plan.

    02/12/2009 2:37:45 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 107 replies · 3,948+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 2/12/9 | Drudge
    OBAMA BURNED: GREGG WITHDRAWS AFTER POLICIES TOO MUCH TO STOMACH Thu Feb 12 2009 16:18:14 ET For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Senator Gregg Statement on His Withdrawal for Consideration of U.S. Commerce Secretary Sen. Gregg stated, “I want to thank the President for nominating me to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. This was a great honor, and I had felt that I could bring some views and ideas that would assist him in governing during this difficult time. I especially admire his willingness to reach across the aisle. “However, it has become apparent during this...