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  • Obama DHS Says They Won’t Track Missing Syrian Refugee Because of His “Constitutional Rights”

    11/20/2015 6:09:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Hayride via Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/19/15 | Jim Hoft
    Liberals continue to tell us the "vetting process" for refugees is under control. They insist the federal government is monitoring every Syrian once they make it to America. But, of course, that's a total fallacy. Earlier this week a Syrian refugee went missing in Louisiana. The refugee was in the process of resettling in the Baton Rouge area when he went missing. As The Hayride reported, there are seven Syrian refugees in Kenner, Louisiana and six more were sent to the New Orleans area. Louisiana state officials heard about the missing Syrian refugee from the media, and not the Obama...
  • Why I Won't Vote For Romney

    05/17/2012 8:20:19 AM PDT · by not romney · 104 replies
    Tea ^ | 5/17/12 | John Alan
    Because I want to defeat Obama. The Romney argument from day one has been 'you have to vote for Romney because he's the only one that can beat Obama'. I won't vote for Romney precisely because I know he will lose to Obama. A few examples as to why he'll lose: Romney's positive approval rating has been 20 points below even McCain and Dole's who both ended up losing. It will probably start to rise with the end of the primary, however this is before the Obama Nasties open fire with both barrels, and Romney is a very target rich...
  • Romney Admits He Wont End ObamaCare...(VIDEO)

    01/07/2012 3:52:31 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 15 replies
    The western Center for journalism ^ | Dec-20-2011 | Western center for journalism
    At the end of this video Romney admits he will keep large parts of Obamacare.....
  • Israel Says It Wont Apologize to Turkey for Deadly Flotilla Raid

    08/17/2011 8:42:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/17/11 | Isabel kershner
    JERUSALEM Israel has decided not to apologize to Turkey for last years deadly raid on a Turkish protest flotilla bound for Gaza ahead of a United Nations report on the episode scheduled to be published early next week, according to a senior Israeli official.(snip) A diplomatic source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the delicacy of the subject, said the American request for such an apology was reiterated on Tuesday in a phone call between Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Palin Won't Follow a Losing Script

    06/03/2011 3:41:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies ^ | 6/3/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah. You know, this is probably a good way to put this. The media, for two years has been trying to Palinize Palin -- they've been trying to destroy her -- and what's happening here is she's turning the tables on them and she's Palinizing them, and the Republican Ruling Class is furious. The Republican Ruling Class is furious that Palin, going to all these states on her bus tour, is not coordinating with local Republican organizations, and there's saying, "This ain't cool! This is not cool, because if she turns out to be running she doesn't...
  • Alaska governor says he won't enact federal health care law; says it would violate his oath

    02/17/2011 1:46:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    star tribune ^ | 2/17/11 | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he will not enact the federal health care overhaul after a judge in Florida struck down the law as unconstitutional. Parnell considers that ruling the law of the land, barring implementation in the state. He said the state will pursue options of its own instead. It's not completely clear what practical impact Parnell's unusual decision will have. Alaska has a state-run plan for residents previously denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. The law's main expansion is pending.
  • Why Obama Wont Be Going to Israel

    05/25/2010 9:31:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 601+ views
    commentary mag. ^ | 5/25/10 | Rick Richman
    Jens post on the White House rabbinical meetings contained this summary of the rabbis input: [Rabbi Jack] Moline said the major responses from the rabbis were to urge Obama to visit Israel, to express some concern of there being a double standard for Israel and to tell Obama that they were not confident from the President himself that he feels Israel in his kishkes. The rabbis thus echoed the request that 37 Jewish Democratic lawmakers made in their own meeting with Obama last week: go to Israel and give a speech (Message: I care). It is the same request that...
  • Bachmann: We're Not Going To Obey Health Care Law -- 'We Don't Have To' (VIDEO)

    03/16/2010 10:11:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies · 2,908+ views
    fox ^ | 3/16/10 | Eric Kleefeld
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is going a step beyond simply pledging to fight efforts to pass the health care bill -- she's openly pronouncing that people should personally declare it unconstitutional and defy it, depending on how it ends up getting passed. At a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Bachmann declared illegitimate the potential route that House Democrats could take to pass the health care bill. She was specifically railing against a parliamentary tactic by which the House could skip voting on the Senate bill by declaring it passed as part of the reconciliation bill. Bachmann pronounced...
  • Goldstone Won't Go Away: 'Israel Acting Cowardly'

    09/29/2009 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/29/09 | Hillel Fendel
    ( UN investigator Richard Goldstone, who authored a recent report essentially equating the war crimes of Israel and Hamas, now says that Israels self-investigation has been cowardly. Goldstone spoke on Tuesday at the UN Human Rights Council - a misnamed institution if there ever was one, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly last week in an internationally-acclaimed speech. Netanyahu decried the Human Rights Council's lack of response to the thousands of Hamas-fired rockets at Israel over the course of eight years.
  • Administration Won't Seek New Detention System

    09/23/2009 9:35:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 368+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/23/09 | Peter Finn
    The Obama administration has decided not to seek legislation to establish a new system of preventive detention to hold terrorism suspects and will instead rely on a 2001 congressional resolution authorizing military force against al-Qaeda and the Taliban to continue to detain people indefinitely and without charge, according to administration officials. Leading congressional Democrats and members of the civil rights community had signaled opposition to any new indefinite-detention regime, fearing that it would expand government powers and undermine the rule of law and U.S. legal traditions.
  • Obamacare won't cover illegal immigrants? Yes it will, says Congressional Research Service

    08/26/2009 9:47:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 923+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/26/09 | Mark Tapscott
    Among the many claims being made durng the August recess by Democrats from President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, to the lowliest back-bencher is that Obamacare absolutely, positively, cannot possibly ever in a million, zillion years provide coverage to illegal immigrants. Just this past weekend during his regular Saturday address - devoted to addressing what he called "false claims about reform" - Obama said he wants "an honest debate" on health care reform, "not one dominated by willful misrepresentations and outright distortions."
  • 'Cash for clunkers' won't be running much longer, government says

    08/19/2009 7:00:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1,532+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/19/09 | Martin Zimmerman
    The Transportation Department says it'll soon announce a plan for winding down the popular but problem-plagued car buyer program. The government will announce a plan as soon as tomorrow for winding down its popular but problem-plagued "cash for clunkers" program. The announcement by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood came as a New York dealership group said that hundreds of its members had stopped doing clunker transactions because of delays in getting reimbursed by the federal government.
  • Obama orders investigation of stamps..(e-mail)

    08/07/2009 11:17:56 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 12 replies · 938+ views
    e-mail | today | unknown
    The Postal Services created a stamp with a picture of President Obama. But there was a problem with the stamp not sticking to the envelopes. This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation. After a month of testing and $1.73 million in congressional spending, a special Presidential commission presented the following findings: The stamp is in perfect order. There is nothing wrong with the adhesive. People were spitting on the wrong side! **ENJOY YOUR DAY AMERICA**
  • US won't let Israel into F-35 computer

    05/07/2009 8:38:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 1,483+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/7/2009 | YAAKOV KATZ
    A refusal by the United States to allow Israel to repair computer systems in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is at the heart of disagreements between the Defense Ministry and the Pentagon that have been holding up an official Israeli order for the fifth-generation fighter jet.
  • Obama struggles as communicator

    03/19/2009 12:49:13 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies · 2,458+ views
    Politico ^ | March 19, 2009 | JIM VANDEHEI & MIKE ALLEN
    Of all the pitfalls Barack Obama might face in the presidency, here is one not many people predicted: He is struggling as a public communicator. The sluggish and unsteady response to the uproar over AIG bonuses highlights a larger problem of his White House: Obamas surprisingly uneven campaign to educate the public about the economic crisis and convince the public that he is in command of circumstances. It was brilliant communications skills that carried Obama to the presidency, with a national campaign built on the strength of his personal story and the clarity of his promise to transform politics. On...
  • US won't participate in UN racism conference

    02/27/2009 1:46:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 512+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/27/09 | ap
    A senior US official says the United States has decided not to participate in a UN conference on racism in April unless the outcome document is changed to drop all references to Israel and the defamation of religion. US President Barack Obama's administration sent two representatives to Geneva last week, where negotiations on the final document are taking place to assess the negotiations on the final document, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not yet been made.
  • Analysis: Iran Won't Back Down From UN

    08/30/2006 5:02:08 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 567+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-30-2006 | Lee Keath
    Analysis: Iran Won't Back Down From U.N. Wednesday August 30, 2006 11:16 PM By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Iran isn't blinking in the face of Thursday's U.N. deadline for it to halt uranium enrichment or else finally face the possibility of sanctions the United States has sought for years. Tehran appears confident it can withstand any punishment - if it comes at all. There seems to be no question of Iran's bending to the U.N. demand. It was enriching small amounts of uranium gas at its facility in Natanz as recently as Tuesday, U.N. and...
  • Don Knotts' Hometown Won't Get Fife Statue

    07/17/2006 1:08:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 2,425+ views ^ | 7 17 06 | Associated Press
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An unfinished statue of Barney Fife apparently won't be heading to Don Knotts' hometown after all. Knotts' widow endorses a statue but says the monument should be of her husband, not of the bumbling deputy he made famous on "The Andy Griffith Show." Knotts died in February at age 81. "We consider the dissemination of his image to be a big responsibility that we take very seriously," Francey Knotts and Andy Griffith said in a statement. "No one cares more about Don's image than we do. It would be wonderful to have a statue in Morgantown, W.Va.,...
  • The $100,000 Note That Won't Buy A Loaf Of Bread In Zimbabwe

    06/06/2006 5:36:09 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 627+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-7-2006 | Peta Thornycroft
    The $100,000 note that won't buy a loaf of bread in Zimbabwe By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 07/06/2006) The 100,000 Zimbabwean dollar note which went into circulation this week was officially worth just over 50p. Yesterday on Zimbabwe's burgeoning black markets it was valued at about 16p. In a country stricken by 1,000 per cent inflation, the world's worst, the new note will not even buy a loaf of bread. Just four months ago, a loaf of bread cost $45,000 Hours after the national mint started printing the notes, the price of bread shot up by more 40 per...
  • Guard Border Mission Won't Detract From Other Roles, Officials Say

    05/24/2006 5:27:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 199+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2006 The National Guard's support for the border security mission won't detract from its warfighting and disaster support roles, but will actually sharpen its ability to carry them out, senior defense officials told Congress today. "National Guard combat readiness will not -- will not -- be degraded," Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told the House Armed Services Committee today, putting added emphasis on his second "will not." President Bush proposed using up to 6,000 National Guard members on a rotational basis for up to a year to support the...
  • Judge Won't Drop Charges In Mosque Sting (NY)

    03/11/2006 4:49:01 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 643+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-11-2006 | Michael Virtanen
    Judge Won't Drop Charges in Mosque Sting Saturday March 11, 2006 11:46 PM By MICHAEL VIRTANEN Associated Press Writer ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A federal judge refused to dismiss charges against two Muslims arrested in an FBI anti-terrorism sting, rejecting claims that evidence was tainted by use of illegal warrantless wiretaps. U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy's ``classified'' order leaves secret his reasons for also turning down defense requests to suppress any evidence acquired from warrantless wiretaps or force authorities to disclose whether they were used in the Albany case. His three-sentence public order was issued late Friday. Yassin Aref, 35,...
  • Kelly Clarkson Won't Let american 'Idol' Use Her Songs

    01/18/2006 4:46:23 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 9,353+ views
    PASADENA, Calif. - Singer Kelly Clarkson, who vaulted to fame as the first "American Idol" winner in 2002, is not letting any of her songs be used by new contestants on the show. A spokesman for Clarkson insisted it's nothing personal, but the stance prompted a public scolding from "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell. "I think that by ignoring the show you're ignoring the audience who put you there," Cowell said Tuesday. Clarkson has become a major star in the past year, with her hit "Since U Been Gone" earning both massive sales and critical respect, particularly from a rock...
  • Terrorists Won't Quit After Dec. 15 Iraq Voting, Official Says

    12/08/2005 3:28:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 322+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 8, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2005 Al Qaeda's top leader in Iraq likely will try to stop Iraq's Dec. 15 election of a permanent government, and failing that, terrorists will continue their campaign of violence to try to unseat the new government, a senior U.S. military officer told reporters at a Baghdad news conference today. "No one should believe that on the 15th of December, when there's a safe and secure election, the insurgents will go home," Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, said. Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al-Qaeda affiliated forces in Iraq and remnant...
  • US, Europe Won't Push For Move On Iran

    11/21/2005 5:36:01 PM PST · by blam · 223+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-22-2005 | George Jahn
    U.S., Europe Won't Push for Move on Iran Tuesday November 22, 2005 12:46 AM By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer VIENNA, Austria (AP) - Washington and its European allies will forgo pushing for Iran's referral to the U.N. Security Council later this week, giving Russia more time in persuading Tehran to give up technology that could make nuclear arms, diplomats and officials told The Associated Press on Monday. For the Americans and the European Union, the plan holds the promise of success even if Iran continues to reject the proposal that would move its uranium enrichment program to Russia. The...
  • Pit bull dogs go on rampage in Illinois

    11/07/2005 8:54:37 PM PST · by Ramtek57 · 74 replies · 1,678+ views
    Montana Times ^ | 11/07/2005 | AP
    <p>A 10-year-old boy was in critical condition Sunday after three toy poodles escaped from a home and went on a rampage, attacking six people before police shot and killed dogs, authorities said.....</p>
  • Bush: U.S. Won't Stop Short of Victory Against Terror

    10/28/2005 4:23:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 328+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2005 President Bush opened a major speech about the war on terror today by praising the military and crediting veterans for the solid example they've set for today's troops waging a fight he said the United States won't abandon. "We will never back down, we will never give in, and we will never accept less than complete victory," Bush told a servicemembers, veterans and business leaders in Norfolk, Va. The president emphasized that the United States is not to blame for the violence it has suffered at the hands of terrorists. "No act of ours invited...
  • The Questions That Won't Go Away For Condi Rice

    10/23/2005 5:55:49 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 700+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-24-2005 | Alec Russell
    The questions that won't go away for Condi Rice By Alec Russell in Birmingham, Alabama (Filed: 24/10/2005) Condoleezza Rice, the ultra-poised American secretary of state, has persistently said that she has no intention of running for the White House and that she expects people to believe her. All weekend, as she roamed her home state of Alabama with her guest Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, she fended off questions about her future. When a girl asked the question on a visit to her old school she looked weary before flashing her famous smile and saying: "I don't want to run...
  • State Supreme Court won't hear concealed guns case(no absolute right to bear arms in Missouri)

    10/12/2005 10:18:55 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 107 replies · 2,422+ views ^ | the associated press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court wont consider a challenge to a provision of the states concealed gun law. Without comment, the states highest court let stand a lower court's ruling that there's no absolute right to bear arms in Missouri. The case focuses on whether people seeking permits to carry concealed guns must answer questions from county sheriffs about their criminal history or military service. Missouri's concealed-carry law lets sheriffs deny permits for various reasons -- including a discharge from the military "under dishonorable conditions." The sheriff of St. Charles County filed an appeal after a circuit...
  • Napolitano won't seek Guard's return

    10/10/2005 4:44:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies · 728+ views
    Arizona Daily Star - CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES ^ | Oct 9, 2005 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX - Gov. Janet Napolitano isn't going to ask President Bush to bring Arizona's National Guard troops back from the Middle East. The governor said Wednesday that she read the request that was delivered to her office Monday by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. Sheehan said Arizona could find itself at a disadvantage during wildfires if its troops are busy battling insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. But Napolitano said she doesn't intend to do that. "The deployments from Arizona have been managed in such a fashion that I have never felt that we were left with inadequate resources here," ........
  • Cheney: America 'Won't Wait to Be Hit Again' by Terrorists

    10/06/2005 5:36:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 39 replies · 1,452+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 5, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2005 U.S. servicemembers fighting in the global war against terrorism are "directly engaging the enemies of the United States" who have considered themselves to be at war with America since long before Sept. 11, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said here today. Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network and other terrorist groups "were actually at war with this country before 2001," Cheney told attendees at the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting and exposition. In 1983, an explosives-laden truck killed 241 U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon, Cheney recalled. Afterward, U.S. troops were withdrawn from...
  • Federal Troops Won't Enforce Mandatory Evacuations

    09/07/2005 4:45:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 884+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 7, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2005 Federal troops continue to deploy to the area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, but active-duty forces will not participate in the mandatory evacuation order issued by local authorities in New Orleans, a senior military officer involved in the operations said today. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Inge, deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command, explained that active-duty troops would not be used in "a law enforcement issue." Guardsmen working under the order of a governor would, however, be able to enforce the mandatory evacuation order. Emergency response officials are still in rescue mode in some areas while entering...
  • Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid won't be returning lobbyist Jack Abramoff contributions

    06/04/2005 7:15:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 3,511+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 6/04/05 | TONY BATT
    Reid won't be returning lobbyist contributions Spokeswoman says senator sees no reason to return funds By TONY BATT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will not return campaign contributions he received during the past five years from lobbyists and clients associated with Jack Abramoff, a Reid spokeswoman said Friday. Federal officials are investigating whether Abramoff, a lobbyist, bilked millions of dollars from Indian gaming tribes. Reid, D-Nev., and other Democrats have been sharply critical of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, who has close ties to Abramoff. About two-thirds of Abramoff-related campaign funds were given to...
  • Officials Say Iraq Won't Be Islamic State

    03/12/2005 5:54:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 396+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/12/05 | RAWYA RAGEH
    Officials Say Iraq Won't Be Islamic State 53 minutes ago By RAWYA RAGEH, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - Ukraine withdrew 150 servicemen from Iraq on Saturday, beginning a gradual pullout, as Shiite and Kurdish politicians refined plans to form a coalition government that officials said includes an agreement not to turn the country into an Islamic state. In Mosul, gunmen killed three policemen and wounded a fourth at a funeral procession, the second time in as many days that mourners have been targeted in that northern city. It was unclear if the mourners were Shiites, but the police officers...
  • President Bush Says U.S. Won't Attack Iran (but "you never want a president to say never.")

    02/18/2005 3:07:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 459+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/18/05 | TERENCE HUNT
    Bush Says U.S. Won't Attack Iran 2 minutes ago By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON - President Bush said Friday the United States does not intend to attack Iran to crush its suspected nuclear weapons project but added that "you never want a president to say never." He expressed hopes that a European diplomatic initiative would persuade Tehran to abandon any such program. In interviews with European journalists at the White House, Bush was asked about an opinion poll showing that 70 percent of Germans believe the United States is planning military action against Iran. "I hear all...
  • Mission Group Changes Plans for 'Tsunami Orphans' - Won't Take Orphans

    01/13/2005 7:14:28 PM PST · by crushelits · 13 replies · 599+ views ^ | Thursday, January 13, 2005 | Alan Cooperman
    The Virginia-based missionary group WorldHelp has dropped its plans to place 300 Muslim "tsunami orphans" in a Christian children's home, the group's president, the Rev. Vernon Brewer, told news agencies Thursday. The children were still in the Muslim province of Aceh and had not been airlifted to Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, according to an electronic mail message under Brewer's name circulating among his supporters. In an interview Tuesday for an article published in Thursday's editions of The Washington Post , Brewer said that the children already had been airlifted to Jakarta and that the Indonesian government had given permission for them...
  • Annan Insists He Won't Resign U.N. Post (wanna bet?)

    12/21/2004 4:35:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 755+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS - Relieved at the end of a "horrible year," Secretary-General Kofi Annan (news - web sites) insisted Tuesday he has no intention of resigning over an embattled U.N. program to aid Iraqis and will pursue sweeping reforms in his remaining two years in office. At a year-end news conference, the secretary-general said allegations of corruption in the oil-for-food program had "cast a shadow" over the United Nations (news - web sites) and especially over the U.N. relations with the United States, the world body's largest financial contributor. While Annan said he had "the confidence and support" of the...
  • Politician Who Won't Say Pledge Of Allegiance May Be Recalled

    12/15/2004 4:19:44 PM PST · by crushelits · 101 replies · 2,550+ views ^ | December 15, 2004 | local6
    DENVER -- A recall election is now set for an Estes Park, Colo., trustee who refuses to stand up and recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Town Board meetings.I have not been standing for the Pledge of Allegiance due to a conflict I have with the wording of the pledge, specifically the words 'under God,'" Councilman David Habecker said. Habecker said it's a violation of church and state to include the words in the pledge and for that reason, he won't stand.The board began reciting the pledge before meetings earlier this year at the suggestion of Trustee Lori...
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski asks her staff to quit (says they can reapply, but some won't be rehired)

    11/25/2004 9:17:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies · 2,145+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 11/25/04 | RICHARD MAUER
    Murkowski asks her staff to quit NEW START: Senator says they can reapply, but some won't be rehired By RICHARD MAUER Anchorage Daily News (Published: November 25, 2004) Murkowski Lisa Murkowski said Wednesday that she will be returning to Washington in January for her first term as an elected senator with a revived confidence and such a strong desire to start anew that she has asked her entire 30-member staff to resign and reapply for their jobs. Some won't be rehired, she said. *SNIP* Murkowski said her decision to start fresh with her staff doesn't mean some of the same...
  • "This pig won't fly" CARTOON featuring Dan Rather and John Kerry

    09/21/2004 6:11:27 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 25 replies · 2,346+ views ^ | 9/21/2004 | IPWGOP
    This pig won't fly... USA Today reports [LINK] that CBS arranged a meeting between Bush is a Hitler Bill Burkett and a top aide to John Kerry Joe Lockhart. Lockhart is the former press secretary of Bill Clinton. In fact, Burketts condition for turning over the memo documents was that CBS arrange a meeting for him with the Kerry Campaign. CBS producer Mary Mapes complied and called Lockhart, who then met with Burkett: This is an email-able, copyright-ready cartoon you can usein emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Mike Wallace Won't Face Charges in Parking Scuffle

    08/27/2004 10:07:23 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 608+ views
    aolnews ^ | 8 27 04
    NEW YORK (Aug. 27) - The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission said it would not pursue a disorderly conduct charge against 86-year-old CBS newsman Mike Wallace, who was arrested earlier this month during a confrontation with inspectors outside a Manhattan restaurant. The "60 Minutes" correspondent was handcuffed and taken to a police precinct on Aug. 10 after he and his driver clashed with inspectors while Wallace picked up a takeout order at a restaurant. He was issued a summons and released. Wallace said he left the restaurant to find two inspectors interviewing his driver, who they said was double-parked. He...
  • Raitt Hopes Bush Won't Be Re-Elected

    07/21/2004 5:48:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies · 4,728+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 21, 2004 | AP
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Winding up her summer tour across Europe, rhythm and blues singer Bonnie Raitt (news) drew thunderous applause at the Stockholm Jazz Festival for dedicating a classic to U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites). "We're gonna sing this for George Bush because he's out of here, people!" Raitt crowed Tuesday night before she launched into the opening licks of "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)," a cover that was featured on her 1979 album "The Glow." The song, penned by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, has been sung by several notable performers, including Mable...
  • Hillary Clinton Won't Speak in Boston

    07/14/2004 12:13:34 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 1,599+ views
    aolnews ^ | 7 14 04 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ and JOHN FILES
    WASHINGTON (July 13) - The Democratic National Committee released on Tuesday its lineup of the big-name politicians speaking at the convention this month, and it included every major Democratic star except one. There were Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, near the top of the list. Al Gore was there, too, and so was Edward M. Kennedy. Even the wife of the Iowa governor made the cut. But Hillary Rodham Clinton, the junior senator from New York and one of the most prominent names in the party, was nowhere to be found. That caught the attention of many Democrats, who wondered...
  • Haitian Rebels Say They Won't Disarm Yet

    03/06/2004 3:28:57 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 152+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-6-2004 | Paisley Dodds
    Haitian Rebels Say They Won't Disarm Yet Saturday March 6, 2004 11:01 PM By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer GONAIVES, Haiti (AP) - Before a raging fire, rebel fighters in this bleak western town offered metal scraps Saturday to a voodoo war god, portending still more violence for Haiti. Though rebel leader Guy Philippe has pledged his fighters will disarm, many insist they will not give up their weapons until militant supporters of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide do the same. Rebels who choose not to show their weapons in public openly admit they have stashed them for later use. And...
  • (Michael) Jackson Won't Be Going To Britain

    12/22/2003 9:16:56 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 157+ views
    IOL ^ | 12-22-2003
    Jackson won't be going to Britain December 22 2003 at 01:30PM London - Michael Jackson has pulled out of a planned Christmas tour of Britain to promote his new CD Number Ones, the Sun reported on Monday, saying fears of protests linked to child abuse charges against the singer in the United States were behind the decision. Number Ones is reported to be selling better in Britain than in the US, and there had been reports in recent days that a visit from Jackson, 45, was imminent. News of the "sneak in, sneak out" trip prompted some members of parliament...
  • Leader of Calif. Recall Effort Won't Run

    08/07/2003 1:40:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 221+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 7, 2003 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    who largely funded the effort to recall Gov. Gray Davis abruptly pulled out of the race to replace him Thursday, a day after actor Arnold Schwarzenegger jumped in. Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who made his fortune selling car alarms and pumped $1.7 million of his own money into the recall effort, announced in a tearful news conference that he would not run. He declined to endorse anyone but said Schwarzenegger's announcement Wednesday that he would run for governor helped assure him there would be enough qualified candidates for the office. "It has nothing to do with Schwarzenegger's decision, other than...
  • Shelby County men who shot and killed robbers won't be prosecuted

    07/22/2003 3:57:39 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 55 replies · 438+ views
    wmc-tv ^ | 7.20.03 | wmc-tv
    The Shelby County prosecutor's office has decided not to prosecute two residents who shot and killed robbers. District Attorney General Bill Gibbons said yesterday his office won't prosecute Jason Filippelli. The 22-year-old Filippelli was using an A-T-M Friday night when two men jumped him. Authorities say 21-year-old Ricky Ricardo Wilborn and 24-year-old Ali Ford took the money Filippelli had withdrawn and demanded more, forcing the victim to drive them to his home. Investigators say Wilborn went inside with Filippelli, who was able to draw a pistol and shoot him dead. Police say Ford then confronted Wilborn and was also shot....
  • What to do when your robotic dog won't behave

    07/11/2003 1:45:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 268+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 11, 2003 | Charles Storch
    Samantha Stewart has owned Patton for a few months, and she is concerned because her robot dog gets temperamental, sits and whines a lot and disdains playing with his ball. The 27-year-old graduate student from Aurora has come to the Sony Gallery in Chicago hoping for a cure. Otis Gates, a traveling vet-shrink-Mr. Goodwrench-sales rep for Sony's Aibo line of entertainment robots, hooks Patton to a laptop computer for a diagnostic exam. Head, legs, sight, hearing, speaker, lights, sensors, camera check out fine. Gates' snap diagnosis: Patton is just going through a stage -- unfortunately it happens to be the...
  • White House won't fight ban on new Calif. offshore drilling

    03/31/2003 8:39:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 196+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, March 31, 2003 | JENNIFER COLEMAN
    <p>The Bush administration dropped its challenge Monday to a court ruling halting oil and natural gas exploration off the California coast, a move hailed by California officials as a victory.</p> <p>A day before the deadline to appeal to the Supreme Court, Interior Secretary Gale Norton said the administration wants to resolve the dispute over 36 offshore leases held by oil companies through negotiation, not lawsuits.</p>
  • Border security (or not)

    09/12/2002 3:59:38 AM PDT · by raygun · 2 replies · 315+ views ^ | 11 Sep 02 | Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, David Scott
    It was the kind of uranium that if highly enriched would, by some estimates, provide about half the material required for a crude nuclear device and more than enough for a so-called dirty bomb a nightmare scenario for U.S. authorities. "I would say that the single largest, most urgent threat to Americans today is the threat of nuclear terrorism," said Graham Allison, an expert on nuclear terrorism. Allison is the director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a former assistant secretary of defense. This suitcase's journey was...