Archive for December 6th, 2009

Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government — Comcast-NBC Deal: Does the Merger’s Approval Rest on Health Care?

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

A day, one single day, after the two media giants announced their deal, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts proudly weighed in to strongly support the Senate Democrats’ health care reform bill.

ClimateGate — Obama science advisers grilled over hacked e-mails

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans pointed to controversial e-mails leaked from climate scientists and said it was evidence of corruption.

Financial Times — Berlusconi accused by Mafia hitman

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Testifying behind a screen in a high security court in Turin, Gaspare Spatuzza, a Mafia turncoat, claimed he had been told by a top Sicilian mobster in January 2004 that Mr Berlusconi and his long-time business associate, Marcello Dell’Utri, had given “everything” the Mafia had wanted.

Palin pokes fun at herself at journalists’ dinner

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sarah Palin poked fun at herself in a speech to journalists Saturday night, drawing laughter when she announced she “came down from my hotel room and I could see the Russian embassy.”

Robert Gates: No good intel on Osama bin Laden in years

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States has not had good intelligence on the whereabouts of terrorist Osama bin Laden in years.

Kasim Reed Certified as Winner in Atlanta’s Mayoral Election

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Reed received 50.4 percent of the 84,383 votes cast in a Dec. 1 runoff, said spokesman Reese McCranie. Reed had a 715- vote lead over Councilwoman Mary Norwood, or less than 1 percentage point, said McCranie. The official total announced today includes provisional ballots.

UK Times Online — Gordon Brown snubbed by soldiers’ ‘curtain’ protest

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Gordon Brown was snubbed by badly injured Afghan veterans when they closed curtains round their beds during a hospital visit and refused to speak to him.

Iran says needs 20 nuclear sites

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it needed 20 uranium enrichment plants to provide fuel for its nuclear power plants, an announcement likely to heighten tension with six major powers over the Islamic state’s nuclear ambitions.

LA Times — Take back Al Gore’s Oscar, 2 Academy members demand in light of Climategate

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

But two Hollywood conservatives (yes, there are some) have called upon the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to rescind the prestigious, profitable gold Oscar statuette that it gave ex-Vice President Al Gore et al two years ago for the environmental movie “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd, both Academy members, are among a small, meandering pack of known political conservatives still believed to be on the loose in the liberal bastion of movie-making.

Billings Gazette — Baucus nominated girlfriend for U.S. attorney post

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was romantically involved with a former staffer when he recommended her earlier this year to become the next U.S. attorney for Montana, a spokesman said.

Roll Call — Democrat Sen. Baucus Nominated Girlfriend for U.S. Attorney

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus’ office confirmed late Friday night that the Montana Democrat was carrying on an affair with his state office director, Melodee Hanes, when he nominated her to be U.S. attorney in Montana.

ABC — Air Force Changing Tattoo Policy

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

SACRAMENTO, CA - One week after the Air Force adopted a strict prohibition of tattoos on the “saluting arm,” the new policy has been scrapped.

CBS — Asian Students Targeted At South Philly High

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Students at a Philadelphia high school claim they are being targeted by gangs at their school because they are Asian.

New Black Panther leader defends attorney general

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

DALLAS (AP) – The leader of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense says the U.S. Justice Department was right to drop a voter intimidation suit against his group because the case was weak.