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Mar 9, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Montgomery County police say 16 people were arrested after a fight broke out during a concert held to promote nonviolence and to remember a Silver Spring teen killed last year. The free Stop the Violence youth concert was held Saturday night on Ellsworth Street in downtown Silver Spring in memory of 14-year-old ...

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Mar 9, 2009 10 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Bloomberg: by Kevin Hassett Back in the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson gave us the War on Poverty. In the 1970s, Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs. Now that we have seen President Barack Obama’s first-year legislative agenda, we know what kind of a war he intends to wage. It is no wonder that markets are imploding around ...

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Mar 9, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

CNN: A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a 75-year-old Syrian woman to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from the kingdom for having two unrelated men in her house, according to local media reports. According to the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan, troubles for the woman, Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi, began last year when a member of the ...

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Mar 9, 2009 11 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Results of a 2006 Fox News Poll from Sister Toldjah: A recent Fox News poll gets at the disturbing truth: A majority of Democrats say they want to see the president fail. Such deep hatred is bad news for the country at a time when America needs to bridge the partisan divide. It’s also bad news ...

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Mar 9, 2009 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: Pentagon: Chinese Ships Harassed Unarmed Navy Craft in International Waters The Pentagon charged that five Chinese ships harassed an unarmed U.S. Navy craft in international waters as the Obama administration protested the action to the Chinese government Monday. WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon charged Monday that five Chinese ships shadowed and maneuvered dangerously close to a ...

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Mar 9, 2009 12 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times Co. said Monday it gained more financial flexibility by selling 21 of its 50 floors of its headquarters building in midtown Manhattan for $225 million. The newspaper will lease back the space from the buyer, investment firm W.P. Carey & Co., under a 15-year contract. Times shares jumped 21 ...

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Mar 9, 2009 10 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

A wide-ranging study on American religious life found that the Roman Catholic population has been shifting out of the Northeast to the Southwest, the percentage of Christians in the nation has declined and more people say they have no religion at all. Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, an increase from 14.2 percent ...

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Mar 9, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Patterico Pontifications: Democrats Have No Right To Be Snooty About Rush Not Wanting the President to Succeed "Were the liberals out there hoping Bush succeeded or were they out there trying to destroy him before he was even inaugurated?" - Rush Limbaugh I think we all know the answer to that — but here’s some hard proof. Reader ...

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Mar 9, 2009 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: Illinois Church Gunman Charged With First-Degree Murder The man suspected of killing a pastor and injuring two others at a suburban St. Louis church on Sunday has been charged with first-degree murder. Terry Sedlacek, 27, was also charged with aggravated battery in the shooting, according to Stephanee Smith of the Madison County state's attorney's office, who said ...

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Mar 8, 2009 12 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Houston Chronicle: The order was clear: Kill the guy in the Astros jersey. But in a case of mistaken identity, Jose Perez ended up dead. The intended target — the Houston-based head of a Mexican drug cartel cell pumping millions of dollars of cocaine into the city — walked away. Perez, 27, was just a working guy, out ...

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Mar 8, 2009 10 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: Peter R. Orszag, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, signaled Sunday that the administration plans to stand up fiercely to critics of its economic policies despite a deepening recession. Taking the administration's hardest line yet, Orszag in two appearances on the Sunday shows went after Republicans for their budget proposals, repeatedly asking ...

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Mar 8, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Times Online UK: by Anne Barrowclough A humanitarian convoy led by maverick MP George Galloway,carrying medical supplies for Gaza has come under attack in Egypt The convoy, carrying aid worth £1m, was pelted with stones and vandalised after it stopped in El-Arish, a small town around 28 miles from the Rafah border crossing with Gaza. "It's an ...

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Mar 8, 2009 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

- "The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected." - "Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness; ...

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Mar 8, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

OC Register: More Mexican immigrants returning home Indications of more migration seen in bus stations, vacant homes. By CINDY CARCAMO From families loaded down with bags and boxes full of their possessions to towns and villages crowded with long-departed residents, one impact of the declining U.S. economy appears to be Mexican immigrants calling it quits and returning to their ...

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Mar 8, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

NY Daily News: His political rivals used to accuse Eliot Spitzer of going for the jugular. Now a new call girl is claiming the former governor literally went for hers — claiming he wrapped his fingers around her neck during some kinky role-playing. As the first anniversary of his resignation as governor approaches, Spitzers Emperors Club ...

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Mar 8, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Mexico's Morgues Crowded With Drug-War Dead CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Death froze his exhausted face. The attackers lashed or punctured nearly every part of his body. Then they cut off the dead man's head, wrapped it in a plastic grocery bag and dumped it with his body between two tractor-trailers on a city street. As with most ...

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Mar 8, 2009 27 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

PYONGYANG/BEIJING, March 9 (AP) - (Kyodo)—North Korea warned Monday that any move to intercept what it calls a satellite launch and what other countries suspect may be a missile test-firing would result in a counterstrike against the countries trying to stop it. "We will retaliate (over) any act of intercepting our satellite for peaceful purposes with ...

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Mar 8, 2009 27 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

World Net Daily: A respected pastor, best-selling author and founder of a major ministry to teens predicts an imminent "an earth-shattering calamity" centered in New York City that will spread to major urban areas across the country and around the world – part of what he sees as a judgment from God. David Wilkerson, author of "The ...

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Mar 8, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Times: Who can be against affordable, quality health care? Want easy access to the doctor of your choice? Who doesn't? And who can say no to better innovations in medicine and medical devices? Get used to these rhetorical queries. As the health care reform debate cranks up in the coming months, advocacy groups will spend millions ...

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Mar 8, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: 1 Dead, 4 Injured in Shooting at First Baptist Church in Illinois An Illinois pastor used the Bible he was reading out of to shield himself from bullets being pumped at him from an unknown gunman who opened fire during Sunday services at the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill. Senior Pastor Fred Winters was preaching during ...

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Mar 8, 2009 19 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Bismarck Tribune: MINNEAPOLIS - For many Minnesota Muslims, it's been virtually impossible to buy a home, because Islamic law forbids the paying or charging of interest. To help close the home ownership gap among Muslim immigrants, the state's housing agency has launched a new program offering Islamic mortgages. Islamic law does make exceptions to the ban ...

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Mar 8, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

TEHRAN - Iran has test-fired a new air-to-surface missile, Iranian media reported on Sunday, in the Islamic Republic's latest display of its military capability. The missile test was carried out despite the offer by the administration of new U.S. President Barack Obama to engage Iran in direct talks if it "unclenches its fist". Iran's Fars News Agency ...

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Mar 8, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Update: The estimated numbers of those attending this Tea Party have nearly doubled since the OC Register story was written. OC Register: Thousands join talk show hosts in tax protest Officials estimate more than 8,000 people showed up in downtown Fullerton to protest tax hikes in budget deal. Slide Show here. By LINDSEY BAGUIO FULLERTON – They're revolting. Families with children, ...

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Mar 8, 2009 83 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: The Conservative Kid SITTING in the back seat of his mother’s van as she drives through Atlanta suburbs, Jonathan Krohn is about to sign off with a conservative radio talk show host in Florida. In the 40 minutes he’s been on the air, with the help of his mother’s cellphone, this hyper-articulate Georgia eighth ...

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Mar 8, 2009 13 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Guardian UK: Obama will use spring summit to bring Cuba in from the cold US companies are queuing up as the president moves to ease restrictions on travel and trade, raising hopes of warmer relations and an end to the embargo by Rory Carroll President Barack Obama is poised to offer an olive branch to Cuba in an effort ...

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