Archive for October 23rd, 2009

Erick Erickson: “NY-23 makes very clear that the GOP needs the conservative base more than the conservative base needs the GOP”

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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Todd Tiahrt endorses Conservative nominee Doug Hoffman over Republican nominee in NY-23

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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WSJ — Star Fades for Blair in EU Role

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

BRUSSELS – The odds against former British Prime Minister Tony Blair becoming the first president of the European Union appear to have lengthened.

Mr. Blair is the most prominent figure linked by diplomats to the post which, together with the job of a new EU foreign policy chief, will be created by the so-called Lisbon Treaty. The pact is designed to increase the 27-nation grouping’s influence in world affairs.

Top White House economist: Stimulus will likely not contribute to significant expansion next year

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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New York suspends mandatory flu shots for health workers

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

NEW YORK (CNN) — New York public health workers will no longer be required to be vaccinated against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu virus, state officials announced Thursday, prompted by a vaccine shortage.

T. Boone Pickens on Iraq: We leave there with the Chinese getting the oil

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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NY Times — To Cut Global Warming, Swedes Study Their Plates

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

STOCKHOLM - Shopping for oatmeal, Helena Bergstrom, 37, admitted that she was flummoxed by the label on the blue box reading, “Climate declared: .87 kg CO2 per kg of product.”

Mexico pushing for homegrown swine flu vaccine

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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The Hill — Blackburn: Net neutrality is ‘Fairness Doctrine for the Internet’

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke against net neutrality regulations today at an event put on by the Safe Internet Alliance. Representing the songwriters, singers, actors, producers and other entertainers in Memphis and Nashville, she said the creative community does not want the federal government to interfere with how they are able to get content to consumers via the Internet.

Ships, Planes Should Cut Emissions Up to 20%, EU Says

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) — The European Union proposed that the shipping and airline industries reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by as much as 20 percent over the next decade as part of any new United Nations accord to fight global warming.

Japan PM says no need to rush U.S. base decision

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said on Friday there was no need to rush a decision that could stall a realignment of U.S. troops in the country, as tension grows over an issue that could fray ties with Washington.

Disappointed Sarkozy shifts gaze from Washington

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy, initially dubbed Sarko the American for his pro-U.S. stance, is finding it much tougher to deal with Washington than he had anticipated and is recalibrating his policies accordingly.

Hollywood Reporter — FX’s ‘Anarchy’ is first basic cable series to beat Leno

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

UPDATED: Forget broadcast, now NBC’s “The Jay Leno Show” is fighting off a challenger from basic cable.

For the first time, NBC’s Leno experiment was beaten in the ratings by a non-sports program that wasn’t airing on the Big Four networks.

UK Times Online — President Obama won’t talk climate change in Copenhagen

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

President Obama will almost certainly not travel to the Copenhagen climate change summit in December and may instead use his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to set out US environmental goals, The Times has learnt.

Wash Post on Virginia Governor’s race — Top Democrats seek to shield Obama in case of election loss

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election.

Politico — White House attacks worry moderate Democrats

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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PRUDEN: Obama’s Third World press rant

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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Obama’s ‘Chicago-style politics:’ Boehner

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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UK Times — Galloway Forest Park: one of the darkest places on the planet

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Next month, the International Dark-Sky Association – based in Tucson, Arizona – will convene to ratify the report of its inspectors in Britain. Final tests, which begin tonight in the shrouded hills of Glen Trool, are almost certain to confirm a first batch of readings that registered parts of the vast and lonely forest at Bortle 2 on the international darkness scale.

Bortle 2 is as dark as it gets on dry land; only in the middle of the ocean, where light pollution is entirely absent, could you experience the profound blackness of Bortle 1.

Bank failures this year surpassed 100 on Friday

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) – The cascade of bank failures this year surpassed 100 on Friday, the most in nearly two decades. And the trouble in the banking system from bad loans and the recession goes even deeper than the number suggests.