Archive for August, 2010
DALLAS – Gay couples legally married in other states cannot get a divorce in Texas, where same-sex marriage is banned, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.
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Incumbent Lisa Murkowski has conceded to challenger Joe Miller in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate
Read the whole story at Anchorage Daily News
President Obama’s top education official urged government employees to attend a rally that the Rev. Al Sharpton organized to counter a larger conservative event on the Mall.
“ED staff are invited to join Secretary Arne Duncan, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and other leaders on Saturday, Aug. 28, for the ‘Reclaim the Dream’ rally and march,” began […]
Government anti-poverty programs that have grown to meet the needs of recession victims now serve a record one in six Americans and are continuing to expand.
More than 50 million Americans are on Medicaid, the federal-state program aimed principally at the poor, a survey of state data by USA TODAY shows. That’s […]
PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP’s largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup’s history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress.
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(CNN) TRENDING: Clear majority says Palin not qualified to be president (Why is media afraid of Sarah Palin)
(CNN) - Two days after Sarah Palin fired up a large crowd at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally in Washington, a newly released survey suggests a clear majority of Americans don’t think the former vice presidential nominee has the right credentials to be president.
According to the new survey from Vanity Fair […]
Huffington Post Offers $100,000 for Sex Tapes, Phone Records to Destroy Glenn Beck (New Low For Liberals)
In the wake of Glenn Beck’s hugely successful Restoring Honor rally held in Washington, D.C. this weekend, the Huffington Post has published an offer of $100,000 to anyone with evidence that would destroy Beck’s reputation and take him off the political/cultural battlefield.
An essay written by Beau Friedlander, the last editor-in-chief of […]
The Ground Zero mosque developers are tax deadbeats. Sharif El-Gamal, the leading organizer behind the mosque and community center near Ground Zero, owes $224,270.77 in back property tax on the site, city records show. El-Gamal’s company, 45 Park Place Partners, failed to pay its half-yearly bills in January and July, according […]
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Obama hosts Ramadan dinner at White House
No Churchgoing Christmas for the First Family
….. Obama briefly touched on several issues in a wide-ranging 20-minute interview, which took place under umbrellas in the New Orleans rain. He said he remained confident in his administration’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan — the topic of his scheduled nationally televised address Tuesday night — and he urged Americans to have patience with […]
The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing.
In a filing this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Justice Department said that “no charges are […]
Obama: “I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead” (New Low For “O”)
President Barack Obama dismissed a recent poll showing that a third of Americans don’t know he’s a Christian – and blamed an online campaign of misinformation by his conservative enemies for perpetuating the myth that he’s a Muslim.
“I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead,” Obama told NBC […]
The attendance at Beck’s gathering promises to be a subject of contention. Crowd sizes on the Mall are often controversial and notoriously difficult to estimate, so much so that law enforcement agencies have stopped providing numbers. At one point, Beck joked he had “just gotten word from the media that there are over a […]
CBSNews:Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000 (This is New Low For CBSNews, Even NBC News Says it was 300,000 people)
An estimated 87,000 people attended a rally organized by talk-radio host and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News
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(Reuters) - A Saudi couple tortured their Sri Lankan maid after she complained of a too heavy workload by hammering 24 nails into her hands, legs and forehead, officials said on Thursday.
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One in 10 Mortgage Holders Faces Foreclosure (While Obama is enjoying his vacation, summer recovery marches on)
One in 10 American households with a mortgage was at risk of foreclosure this summer as the government’s efforts to help have had little impact stemming the housing crisis.About 9.9 percent of homeowners had missed at least one mortgage payment as of June 30, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Thursday.
That number, which is adjusted […]
DEM JOKES THAT PELOSI COULD DIE BEFORE NEXT YEAR (Not funny even when we don’t agree with Princess Pelosi)
U.S. Congressman Bobby Bright, the first-term Democrat and former mayor of Montgomery, was heard having a little fun at U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s expense during his recent participation in the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues.
Bright, who is facing a battle against Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha […]
Ken Mehlman, President Bush’s campaign manager in 2004 and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has told family and associates that he is gay.
Mehlman arrived at this conclusion about his identity fairly recently, he said in an interview.
Read the whole story at TheAtlantic
Tuesday’s Republican primaries showed that Sarah Palin’s power should not be discounted.
Four candidates backed by the former Alaska governor pulled off primary victories, while a fifth, Alaska attorney Joe Miller, appeared to be on the verge of pulling off a major upset by defeating Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
Miller led Murkowski by less than 2,000 votes with […]