Archive for October 20th, 2009

WSJ — Further Study Undercuts HIV Vaccine

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

NEW YORK — Scientists acknowledged that an HIV vaccine recently tested in Thailand may be less effective than they originally suggested, but said it still provided valuable leads for further research.

When first publicly disclosing the outcome of the vaccine trial in September, researchers said the vaccine had lowered the risk of infection by about 31%. That result was modest but statistically significant. Coming after two decades of failed HIV-vaccine trials, the announcement was welcomed by researchers around the world.

Swiss court orders Polanski kept in jail

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

GENEVA (AP) – Roman Polanski suffered another setback in his fight against extradition to the United States on Tuesday when a Swiss court ordered the 76-year-old director kept in jail because he poses a high flight risk.

Obama trying to boost party money, morale

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) – The leader who prods his critics to put politics aside is doing anything but these days: President Barack Obama is campaigning for his party’s future.

RNC Beats DNC in September Money Race

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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The Hill — Democrats lock Republicans out of committee room

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) locked Republicans out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee room to keep them from meeting when Democrats aren’t present.

House healthcare bill under $900 billion: Pelosi

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday new estimates showed a healthcare overhaul drafted by Democrats would reduce the U.S. budget deficit over 10 years and cost less than $900 billion.

Oprah goes rogue, invites Palin on show

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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CBS — School To Shut Down After Major Flu Outbreak

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

A suburban high school is shutting down after more than 900 students were out sick with flu-like symptoms on Tuesday, school officials said.

St. Charles East High School will be closed, starting Wednesday and won’t re-open until Monday at the earliest. All extra-curricular activities and athletic events have also been canceled beginning Wednesday.

H1N1 flu strain found in Canadian turkey flock

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Turkeys in the Canadian province of Ontario have become infected with the H1N1 flu virus, but no birds or eggs from the farm entered the food supply, provincial government officials said on Tuesday.

Chicago Sun-Times — Excuses wearing thin for Obama, media pals

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Have you heard the news? President Obama inherited an economic mess from the Bush administration.
You say that’s hardly news? But it’s been the message sounded over and over by the White House. Top Obama adviser David Axelrod said on one of the Sunday news shows, “He walked in the door, we had the worst economy since the Great Depression.” In San Francisco, Obama talked of being “busy with our mop.” White House heavy hitter Rahm Emanuel used the worst-economy-since-the-Depression line on a public TV news show.

AP — Higher jobless rates could be new normal

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Even with an economic revival, many U.S. jobs lost during the recession may be gone forever and a weak employment market could linger for years.

AP Analysis: Courting doctors in health care battle

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

WASHINGTON - In the special interest war over health care, the White House and congressional Democrats have the nation’s drug makers and hospitals generally on their side; the insurance industry, not so much.

Reid Leads Democrats In Carving Out Favors for States on Health

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — Nevada would get help with its Medicaid bills. The elderly in Florida and New York would receive additional Medicare benefits. And workers in so-called high-risk professions such as firefighting and construction would get a break on a new insurance tax.

Pat Buchanan — Traditional Americans are losing their nation

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

In the brief age of Obama, we have had “truthers,” “birthers,” tea party activists and town-hall dissenters.

Comes now, the “Oath Keepers.” And who might they be?

Writes Alan Maimon in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Oath Keepers, depending on where one stands, are “either strident defenders of liberty or dangerous peddlers of paranoia.”

NBC LA — Immigrants Not Amused by ”Illegal Alien” Halloween Costume

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign an environmental exemption bill that will clear the way for construction of the LA Stadium.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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