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Mar 13, 2009 40 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele’s series of gaffes turned into something more serious Thursday, as leaders of a pillar of the GOP—the anti-abortion movement—shifted into open revolt over comments in an interview with the men’s magazine GQ. Steele called abortion an “individual choice” and opposed a constitutional ban on abortion in the Feb. 24 ...

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Mar 13, 2009 22 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON - Confronting misgivings, even in his own party, President Barack Obama mounted a stout defense of his blueprint to overhaul the economy Thursday, declaring the national crisis is "not as bad as we think", so his massive spending bills will not hurt the nation's economic recovery. Challenged to provide encouragement as the nation's ...

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Mar 13, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Poli Gazette: Bomb scare in Amsterdam By: Michael van der Galien Early this morning, police surrounded furniture shop Ikea and told employees to get out after it received a tip about a possible bomb attack. Police rushed to the scene - the store was still closed at the moment they arrived. No details about the bomb scare are known ...

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Mar 13, 2009 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Inside Bay Area: Obama names Oakland attorney to head DOJ Civil Division President Obama on Thursday nominated Oakland attorney Tony West, a former federal prosecutor and prolific Obama campaign fundraiser, to head the U.S. Department of Justice's civil division. West, 43, is a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, representing people and companies in civil ...

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Mar 13, 2009 17 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

I am noticing there is a snide snort going on, even on the right, in reaction to all the questions surrounding Obama's missing birth certificate. However, every time I hear someone waving it off I am hauntingly reminded of the Rathergate forged Bush documents that were taken, and by some still taken, so seriously as to ...

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Mar 13, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Wired: U.S. Jet Shoots Down Iranian Drone Over Iraq By Noah Shachtman An American fighter jet shot down an Iranian drone as it was flying over Iraq, U.S. military sources in Baghdad tell Danger Room. Details of the previously-unreported shoot-down, which occurred last month, are still sketchy. But we do know that American commanders have long accused ...

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Mar 13, 2009 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: Obama 'putting in the pillars' of economy By JOSH GERSTEIN President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that the economic downturn is causing Americans “incredible pain and hardship” but kept up his attempts to paint a more optimistic picture of the current financial climate. Obama said he’s “putting in the pillars economically to deal with the short-term emergency ...

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Mar 13, 2009 20 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

NAACP says bank giants steered blacks to bad loans The NAACP is accusing Wells Fargo and HSBC of forcing blacks into subprime mortgages while whites with identical qualifications got lower rates. Class-action lawsuits were to be filed against the banks Friday in federal court in Los Angeles, Austin Tighe, co-lead counsel for the National Association for the ...

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Mar 13, 2009 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WND: Judge orders homeschoolers into public district classrooms Decides children need more 'focus' despite testing above grade levels By Bob Unruh A North Carolina judge has ordered three children to attend public schools this fall because the homeschooling their mother has provided over the last four years needs to be "challenged." The children, however, have tested above their grade ...

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Mar 13, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

PJM: Could Obama Be Just Too Awesome? While the president's brilliant radiance may fill us with boundless ecstasy, it could actually hurt the eyes of those unused to such light. by Frank J. Fleming It’s unfashionable right now to worry about things. The dark ages of being ruled by a thuggish tyrant are now behind America. By electing Barack ...

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Mar 13, 2009 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Corporate oil booms in low-tax Switzerland * Companies seek Swiss domiciles despite tax row * U.S. political climate may be helping * Appeal as corporate location may outlast offshore dispute By Sam Cage ZUG, Switzerland - The tidy towns and mountain vistas of Switzerland are an unlikely setting for an oil boom. Yet a wave of energy companies has in ...

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Mar 13, 2009 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WaTimes: Everyman Obama courts socialites A workingman's White House cultivates Beltway 'tastemakers' by Stephanie Green EXCLUSIVE: Barack and Michelle Obama attend a state dinner. (Associated Press) While publicly identifying with the nation's have-nots, the Obama administration has been cultivating the Beltway social elite behind the scenes. Earlier this year, the Obama administration invited top editors of three of Washington's ...

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Mar 13, 2009 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Guardian UK: Japan warns it may shoot down North Korean satellite launcher • Pyongyang says response would be act of war • Regional tensions rise over missile launch by Justin McCurry Japan today threatened to shoot down a satellite that North Korea plans to launch early next month if it shows any signs of striking its territory. Tokyo's warning that it ...

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Mar 13, 2009 44 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The inevitable has happened, as America's two most controversial and legendary warriors against the Global Jihad, Robert Spencer and Pat Dollard, come together for the first time in a "Town Hall" Blog Talk Radio forum for a full sit-rep on the war on the Islamic enemy. And please visit Rober's headquarters, Jihad Wach, daily Here's ...

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Mar 12, 2009 15 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: A San Francisco police union has accused former domestic terrorist William Ayers, co-founder of the Weather Underground, and his wife in a 1970 bombing that killed one sergeant, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The union, in a letter to a conservative organization lobbying for arrests in the case, accused Ayers and wife Bernardine Dohrn of bombing ...

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Mar 12, 2009 38 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

CNS News: Justice Dept. Investigates Arizona Sheriff for Federal Civil Rights Violations By Penny Starr The Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona following requests by congressional Democrats and allegations by liberal activists that the department has violated the civil rights of illegal aliens. Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Jerrold Nadler ...

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Mar 12, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

DC Examiner: Obama's strategy requires the perpetual crisis his economic policy produces By Mark Tapscott Lost in the hue and cry over Rush Limbaugh’s hope that President Barack Obama “fails” is this key fact – it’s the Chief Executive, not the mighty mouth of Talk Radio, who sees an opportunity in the nation’s suffering to change America. Whatever one ...

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Mar 12, 2009 20 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON - The White House objected Thursday to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's description of the United States as a "deadbeat" donor to the world body. Ban used the phrase Wednesday during a private meeting with lawmakers at the Capitol, one day after he met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. White House press ...

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Mar 12, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Times Online UK: Buying large eggs is cruel, shoppers told by Valerie Elliott It might make a larger omelette but a bigger egg isn't necessarily a better one — and it certainly doesn't make the hen that laid it very happy. That is the view of the chairman of the British Free Range Producers' Association, who says that ...

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Mar 12, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Hill: Treasury loses another pick in vetting process By Ian Swanson Another Treasury Department appointee has reportedly dropped out during the tough vetting process. H. Rodgin Cohen, who was being vetted for deputy Treasury secretary, has pulled his name from the running, according to a report by ABC’s George ...

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Mar 12, 2009 11 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

McClatchy: Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration By Maria Recio WASHINGTON — President Obama weighed in Wednesday on the escalating drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that he was looking at possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain the violence but ruled out any immediate military move. "We're going to examine whether and if ...

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Mar 12, 2009 10 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: LOST and Found: Senate Moves Toward Ratification of U.N.'s 'Law of the Sea Treaty' The Senate is gearing up to ratify a decades-old U.N. treaty that critics warn could create a massive U.N. bureaucracy that could even claim powers over American waterways. By Joseph Abrams The Senate is gearing up to ratify a Nixon-era U.N. treaty meant ...

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Mar 12, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Life Site News: California Initiative Proposes Abolishing All Marriage from Law By Kathleen Gilbert SACRAMENTO - California same-sex "marriage" supporters are collecting signatures to support a ballot initiative that would remove civil marriage from California law entirely, as well as the provision codifying marriage as between a man and a woman. The "Domestic Partnership Initiative" proposes to categorize ...

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Mar 12, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Venom: Jalah Ahmed, centre, brandishing a banner calling British soldiers 'Butchers' during the Royal Anglian Regiment's homecoming parade on Tuesday Brit "Baby Killers" previous post. Daily Mail: Muslim protester who works as baggage handler at Luton Airport has security pass suspended after hurling abuse at troops A Muslim extremist who works as a baggage handler at Luton Airport had ...

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Mar 12, 2009 49 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Eject, Eject, Eject: by Bill Whittles After I got my first taste of this idea, I was immediately fired up by my total misunderstanding of the entire concept. I had thought that what was needed was to form this Remnant into a group, organize it, get some influence. Like the Netroots. See, a little knowledge… dangerous… ...

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