October 06, 2009
Lose Afghanistan, Lose Pakistan, Lose Iran, Lose It All
By James Lewis
The gangster regimes of the world are on the march, and they’ve got our number. They know how to squeeze more civilized nations. Our weakness is cowardice, and that goes double or triple in the face of nuclear weapons. That’s why all the [...]
October 06, 2009
Oct 6, 9:01 AM EDT
Gen. Petraeus treated for prostate cancer
By PAULINE JELINEK and ANNE GEARAN
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and has since undergone two months of radiation treatment.
Petraeus, 56, was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, which [...]
Congressional leaders fight against posting bills online
By: SUSAN FERRECHIO
Chief Congressional Correspondent
October 6, 2009
As Congress lurches closer to a decision on an enormous overhaul of the American health care system, pressure is mounting on legislative leaders to make the final bill available online for citizens to read before a vote.
Lawmakers were given just hours to examine [...]
AG: ACORN Embezzlement Totaled $5M, Not $1M
An internal review by ACORN’s board of directors found that $5 million was embezzled from the community organization, far more than previously reported
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
BATON ROUGE, La. — An internal review by ACORN’s board of directors found that $5 million was embezzled from the community organization, far more [...]
The Media Matters irony detector must’ve been in the shop on September 16, when they roused themselves to mock Glenn Beck… for making a joke.
Here’s what they wrote:
Beck: [politically outspoken UK band] Muse is “brilliant,” buy their new album;
Muse: Please retract your endorsement
Then Media Matters helpfully posts five minutes of audio from Beck’s radio show. [...]
Naomi Wolf continues to bristle at the criticisms leveled at her by this blog and others, criticisms which she characterizes in a recent Huffington Post article as ”a small firestorm of distortion.” In that piece, Wolf writes about the examples of “Muslim feminism” she encountered during her recent travels in Jordan. Women in that country, she says, [...]
REVIEW & OUTLOOK OCTOBER 6, 2009
No Time for the Dalai Lama
Obama is willing to anger China on tire tariffs but not on Tibet.
In nearly nine months in office, President Obama has found time to meet with Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega and Vladimir Putin. But this week he won’t see the Dalai Lama, a peaceful religious [...]
Last April, after the Dalai Lama–the spiritual leader of Tibet–announced his intention to travel to the United States in October, the Communist Chinese gave President Barack Obama a stern warning against meeting with him. China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made it quite clear that the Chinese, who invaded Tibet and have ruled it with [...]
On his TV show, Glenn Beck looked at the role that former ACORN official Deepak Bhargava is playing in influencing the Obama administration.
Bhargava is executive director of the radical left-wing community organizing group, the Center for Community Change (CCC). Founded in 1968, the group is dedicated to defending welfare entitlements and leftist anti-poverty programs.
CCC bases [...]