Saturday, May 31, 2008

McClellan Supports Obama agenda

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, whose tell-all book blasts the Bush administration on issues including Hurricane Katrina, the election and the Iraq war, didn't say Friday whether he still considers himself a Republican.

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60,000 pounds of lobster lost in Boston fire

A fire destroyed a landmark seafood business on the waterfront early Friday, snarling rush hour traffic and raising fears the building would collapse into the harbor. There were no reports of injuries.

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Women's Underwear Needed in Fight For Democracy in Myanmar

Women are being asked to volunteer their undergarments in an international effort to shame Myanmar's ruling junta into giving citizens greater access to humanitarian aid and human rights. The campaign plays off what the groups says are regional superstitions that contact with women's panties can sap a man's power. Activists claim the fear is shared

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Clinton faces new pressure on 2 fronts - Los Angeles Times

Top party officials want her to bow out soon, and campaign insiders are losing faith in her strategy.

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Obama campaign used party rules to foil Clinton

Unlike Hillary Rodham Clinton, rival Barack Obama planned for the long haul. Clinton hinged her whole campaign on an early knockout blow on Super Tuesday, while Obama's staff researched congressional districts in states with primaries that were months away. What they found were opportunities to win delegates.

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McClellan Goes Full Hour With Olbermann: Watch Highlights

On Countdown with Keith Olbermann Thursday, Scott McClellan sat down for an interview with the MSNBC host about the allegations made in his new book. The interview, which lasted almost the entire hour, was wide-ranging and covered everything from the Iraq war to the CIA leak...

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Was Stonehenge a cemetery for Britain's first royal family?

A recent study has lead scientists and archaeologists to believe that Stonehenge may have been a burial place for Britain's first royal family. Archaeologists reported that, because of the small number of remains at the site, and their arrangement, Stonehenge was likely the burial place for a single family.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dunkin Donuts Pulls Rachael Ray Ad Because She Looked Arab

Observers, including ultra-conservative Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin, were so incensed by the ad that there was talk of a boycott. Said the suits in a statement: ‘‘In a recent online ad, Rachael Ray is wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design. It was selected by her stylist. Absolutely no symbolism was intended."

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Karl Rove Accidently Emailed 500 Deleted Emails to Reporter

Greg Palast of the BBC has uncovered over 500 emails sent by Karl Rove from GOP and RNC servers that were later deleted to inhibit a justice department investigation. What Palast has uncovered is a preliminary plan to 'cage' black voters out of the 2008 election. Oh, O am proud to be an American... c'mon guys, you know the words!

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Subway, the sandwich restaurant discriminates against home schoolers

Subway tells home schoolers: We will not allow you to participate in our contest.


Dear President DeLuca:

Because Subway discriminates against home schoolers, I will not be eating at Subway. I will explain to my friends that Subway discriminates against home schoolers. Should you choose to include home schoolers, please let me know and I will consider returning to Subway.

Sincerely,

Albert Howard

Monday, May 26, 2008

Is the Secret Service Investigating Liz Trotta and Fox News?

FOX News political pundit Liz Trotta jokingly suggested this weekend that someone should assassinate an American presidential candidate.

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FOX Pundit Wishes for Obama Assassination, Laughs!

Liz Trotter on Fox wishes that Obama was assassinated and gleefully laughs. We always feared that Hillary's comments would inspire some wacko out there, but not one in the plain view of the nation. Shouldn't this be investigated in some way, by someone? After all, it sounds like encouraging a violent act, which is not covered by free speech.

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Danica Patrick's day ends in anger on pit road

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Danica Patrick had just failed to finish for the first time in four Indy 500s, and she was ready to fight.She climbed out of her car and still wearing her helmet strode angrily toward the pit crew of fellow driver Ryan Briscoe, who had knocked her out when he slammed into her leaving the final pit stops of the race.D

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American Harkleroad to be in Playboy magazine - 2008 French

Ashley Harkleroad, 23, will appear in the August issue of Playboy

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China races to dynamite 'quake lake'

Chinese military engineers Monday prepared to dynamite a potentially dangerous "quake lake" created when landslides dammed a river after this month's earthquake in which more than 65,000 people were killed, state-run media reported.

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Ex-congressman becomes Libertarian '08 candidate

Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr was officially nominated Sunday as the Libertarian candidate for president.

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5 Lucrative Work-at-Home Jobs

Five at-home ways to make a living.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Trouble Brewing in New York for Hillary Clinton

Even as she continues her longshot presidential bid, Hillary Rodham Clinton faces substantial political fallout in New York, where black leaders say her standing has dropped due to racially charged comments by her and her husband during the campaign. Millions of New Yorkers feel there was insult, slight and disrespect to the African American community

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Harry Potter actor killed in Sidcup knife attack

A British teenage actor playing a minor role in the upcoming "Harry Potter" film was stabbed to death during a brawl in London, police said.

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'Harry Potter' actor stabbed to death

A British teenage actor playing a minor role in the upcoming "Harry Potter" film was stabbed to death during a brawl in London on Saturday, police said.

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76-year-old breaks Everest record

A 76-year-old Nepalese man reached the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday and became the oldest person to climb the world's highest mountain, a tourism official said.

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U.S. soldier uses Quran for target practice

The U.S. military on Saturday formally apologized to an Iraqi village after a soldier admitted using the Quran -- Islam's holy book -- for target practice.

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Boeing 747 splits in two on take off

A large cargo plane crashed at the end of a runway and split in two while trying to take off Sunday at Brussels airport, authorities said.

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Obama: Florida, Michigan are Clinton's 'last slender hope'

Sen. Barack Obama accused Sen. Hillary Clinton of stoking anger in Florida and Michigan over the Democratic Party's decision not to recognize the states' primary votes.

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Indiana Jones movie upsets communists

Members of Russia's Communist Party are calling for a nationwide boycott of the new Indiana Jones movie, saying it aims to undermine communist ideology and distort history.

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Sharpshooters on the roof

I suspect, the death threats come in greater numbers for him than any Presidential candidate before him.And yet, he still stands before us. He stands before us with his wife and with his daughters by his side. Think about that.

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Wheels burning, turning for Patrick - The Boston Globe

INDIANAPOLIS - There was no squealing of tires. No climbing of fences. No overwrought displays of exuberance.

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Mysterious 'Danica rule' rankles competitors

Yes right. Danica's weight gives her an advantage? Ummm, she's only won one race, and that was simply survival. It's about time IndyCar caught up to the rest of the racing world with weight rules.

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Obama's political team out-organized Clinton

The band of Obama loyalists who imagined that could happen have stunned even themselves with their success against Hillary Rodham Clinton, who appeared to have wrapped up the nomination last year, before any votes were cast. Now, they face a new challenge with the impending nomination and campaign against Republican John McCain.

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Charlie Rose digs into the Film "Recount"

A discussion about the HBO film Recount with Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey Toobin, Senior Legal Analyst at CNN and David Boies. Recount is a chronicle of five weeks between the Nov. 7, 2000, presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore and the December Supreme Court ruling that upheld Florida's count and gave Bush the White House.

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HBO To Air Drama About The 2000 Florida Elections

HBO will air this Sunday “Recount”, a movie about the 2000 Florida elections involving Al Gore and George W. Bush.

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Kevin Spacey on Hannity and Colmes

Award-winning actor details his new movie chronicling the 2000 recount and Hollywood politics

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Carter sees superdelegates prompting Clinton to quit

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter saidon Sunday he expects Democratic superdelegates to reveal theirchoice for presidential nominee soon after the final primary inJune and that Hillary Clinton will then have to quit the race.

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Kevin Spacey Slams 'Today Show' for Short Interview

HOLLYWOOD - Actor Kevin Spacey has slammed producers of The Today Show for cutting short an interview to promote his new film Recount.Spacey's forthcoming movie covers the controversial stalemate that tied U.S. presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore in 2000.

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Hillary Clinton: An Embarrassment to Women Everywhere

Hillary has tried to have it both ways: to batten on her husband's nostalgic popularity while simultaneously claiming to be a victim of sexism. Well, which is it? Are men convenient sugar daddies or condescending oppressors?

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Locksmith cracks safe that baffled MIT expert

Locksmiths do it better!

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Locksmith cracks safe that baffled MIT expert

Locksmiths do it better!

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Cindy McCain had $6 million income in 2006

Can anybody spell Budweiser?

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Vallejo, Calif. files for bankruptcy protection

Vallejo, which calls itself the 'city of opportunity' files for Chapter 9 help.

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HRC:Why Would I Drop Out Before Barack Obama Is Assassinated

"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it," she said, dismissing calls to drop out.WHA?

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ABC News: Israelis Almost Take Out Tony Blair's Jet

Israeli Air Force Minutes Away From Shooting Down Tony Blair's Private Jet.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Can't Hillary take a hint? Time to let go

No one wants to push Hillary Clinton out of the way. But she really should end her campaign before push comes to shove.Even though there are only a few more primary races left, and the numbers are on the wall, a lot more damage can be done.

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Obama slaps Hillary with Michigan backhand!

In doing John Edwards can now turn over all the pledged delegates he's won to Obama. Albert Howard.org

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Einstein calls the Bible "pretty childish" in auction letter

In the note, written the year before his death, Albert Einstein dismissed the idea of God as the product of human weakness and the Bible as "pretty childish."

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Top Businesses to Start in a Sluggish Economy

It may seem counterintuitive, but starting a business during a recession can reap some big rewards. In fact, studies indicate that more people are taking the entrepreneurial plunge despite the economic slowdown. Less competition for customers and lower marketing costs can make a sluggish economy one of the best times to start your business.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Mildred Loving, matriarch of interracial marriage, dies

RICHMOND, Va. - Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia's ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down such laws nationwide, has died, her daughter said Monday.

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Noose found at Secret Service facility; agent put on leave

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service has placed an agent on leave after an African-American employee reported finding a noose hanging at the service's main training facility outside the nation's capital.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Dear Media: Please stop pretending Clinton has a chance

Go ahead and say, if you like, that Hillary Clinton retains a serious chance of winning the Democratic nomination. If you say this, however, you must describe a set of circumstances whereby this could happen.

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