On Wednesday, President Obama nominated Samantha Power to be US Ambassador to the United Nations.
Power has “been a relentless advocate for American interests and values, building partnerships on behalf of democracy and human rights, fighting the scourge of anti-Semitism and combating human trafficking,” the president contended. Power’s record, however, tells a much different tale.
Power is, unsurprisingly, not only a radical leftist who believes America is evil and owes the world [...]
A senior Republican senator condemned the Internal Revenue Service on Saturday for singling out conservative political groups for extra scrutiny, while the IRS described the incident as isolated and not politically motivated.
“When we start letting the IRS impose its will on people and doing it in a partisan, biased way, then we’re exposing our country to some real problems,” Senator Orrin Hatch told Reuters.
The Utah lawmaker spoke a day after [...]
Ericka Dunlap claims she was asked to move during Miss America pageant
Says aggressive producer told her ‘I don’t give a f*** who you are’
The organisation rubbished claims saying incident was ‘strictly a television production issue’
A former Miss America winner claims she was moved from her seat during one of the organisation’s beauty pageants because she is black.
Ericka Dunlap, 32, who won the competition in 2004, claims that an aggressive producer [...]
From Washington’s Blog:
Public Policy Polling has a new poll out showing that Congress is less popular than:
• Root Canals
• Traffic Jams
• Used Car Salesmen
• Genghis Khan
The poll did not examine whether – as in China – politicians are viewed as less trustworthy than prostitutes.
But given that regulators sleep with industry-bought prostitutes, it is hard to tell where one ends and the other starts.
Postscript: Obviously, my comparison of politicians with prostitutes is offensive, hyperbole, incorrect, [...]
BERLIN— The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday — 50 years after pulling the drug off the market.
Gruenenthal Group’s chief executive said the company wanted to apologize to mothers who took the drug during the 1950s and 1960s and to their children who suffered congenital birth defects [...]
A bank has made a rare apology after removing an Asian woman from one of its bank notes in favour of a Caucasian – prompting accusations of racism.
The initial design for the new Canadian $100 note featured a picture of an Asian woman but this was scrapped after focus groups expressed concern Asians should not be the only ethnic group represented.
When the bill was released into circulation last year, the [...]
TUPELO, Mississippi (Reuters) – A predominantly white church in Mississippi that sparked outrage for refusing to marry a black couple in its chapel has issued an apology, but the newlyweds said on Monday that church leaders had not personally told them they were sorry.
By KIRO 7 Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne
TACOMA, Wash. —
KIRO TV’s investigative unit has discovered Tacoma police used force to arrest and handcuff an innocent deaf woman after she called 911 for their help.
Instead of an apology, she ended up bloody and in jail for nearly three days without an interpreter before a prosecutor declined to press charges.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued an apology to casino mogul and prominent Republican donor Sheldon Adelson on Thursday, after the billionaire threatened to sue the organization over comments insinuating he profited from prostitution at his Chinese resorts.
“In press statements issued on June 29 and July 2, 2012, the DCCC made unsubstantiated allegations that attacked Sheldon Adelson, a supporter of the opposing party,” the DCCC said in an e-mail released [...]
Police officer killed victim of break-in
Friends, family angry as questions go unanswered; one man charged
That’s what the friends and family of Destin Thomas say, after Columbus police confirmed yesterday that it was one of their own officers who shot and killed Thomas while responding to a 911 call he had made on Tuesday morning.
Police gave few details yesterday about what happened between the 21-year-old Thomas and Officer William Kaufman, a [...]
ABC news correspondent Brian Ross was forced to apologize after he incorrectly said there was a link between the Colorado massacre shooter and the tea Party.
The correspondent’s comments came after federal officials announced that the man who opened fire in a movie theater, killing 12 and injuring 59, was James Holmes.
Ross had been investigating the background of James Holmes and said he had found something which he thought might be [...]
HSBC was forced to apologise publicly yesterday (Tuesday) before the US Senate – and its compliance chief resigned – over facilitating a multi-billion-dollar money-laundering operation for drug gangs, terrorists and rogue nations worldwide.
Britain’s biggest bank was “pervasively polluted for a long time” as it allowed funds to be shifted to and from its branches in the United States as far afield as Mexico, Syria, the Cayman Islands, Iran and Saudi [...]
Barack Obama refused to back down from his attacks on Mitt Romney’s business record today as he went on the offensive again and ignored his Republican rival’s demand for an apology.
And even fellow members of the GOP have called for Romney to release his tax returns in order to prove he has nothing to hide.
Rather than withdrawing accusations that Romney profited from sending jobs overseas as head of private equity [...]
Katrina vanden Heuvel, Wednesday, July 11, 2012
… The stakes are staggering. The Libor should be as good as gold. It pegs the value of up to $800 trillion in financial instruments. The collusion was systematic and routine. Investigations are underway not only in the United Kingdom but also in the United States, Canada and the European Union. Those named in the probes are all the usual suspects: JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, [...]
Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address to blast President Obama’s health care law and described the Internal Revenue Service as the “new Gestapo.”
The IRS description was a reference to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires Americans not insured by their employers or Medicaid to buy health insurance or pay an annual penalty when filing their tax returns. The provision, known more broadly as the individual mandate, was [...]
Syrian air defences “shot down” the Turkish jet fighter that went missing while on patrol near the border between the two countries on Friday, according to local television reports.
Reports in Turkey initially stated that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that Syria had apologised for shooting down the plane.
“Syria immediately offered a very serious apology for the incident and admitted it was a mistake”, Haberturk daily newspaper quoted Mr Erdogan [...]
By TIM MAK | 6/7/12 3:56 PM EDT Updated: 6/7/12 5:49 PM EDT
Former President Bill Clinton is on his own apology tour.
Appearing on TV on Thursday, Clinton said he “regrets…this stirring up” and is “very sorry” for veering off message on the Bush tax cuts, and the former president denied he is undermining President Barack Obama, insisting he is fully committed to Obama’s reelection.
“I’m very sorry for what happened. I thought something had to be done [...]
An innocent man imprisoned by the U.S. government for 5 years in CIA torture camps survived electroshock torture and witnessed lethal beatings of prisoners.
A report by Russia Today reveals how the U.S. government imprisoned a man in the CIA torture prisons for 5 years and eventually released the man without charge.
Murat Kurnaz tells Russia today that he was arrest for being member of a non-political, non-government organization group that is against terrorism [...]
Columbia-trained psychiatrist Robert Spitzer offered an apology to the gay community
Originally said some gay people could go straight through ‘reparative therapy’
Helped remove homosexuality from list of mental disorders from diagnostics manual in 1970s
A prominent retired psychiatrist is apologizing to the gay community for a decade-old study that concluded some gay people can go straight through what’s called reparative therapy.
Dr Robert L. Spitzer, formerly of Columbia University, now says he no [...]
Meme-stream Media Offers Counter-Theory: Maybe 1991 Mistake Birthed ‘Birthers’
May 17, 2012
RELATED: “Meme” Media Counter-Theory: Maybe 1991 Mistake Birthed ‘Birthers’
An apology for the “mistake” in Barack Obama’s official biography that said he was ‘Born in Kenya’ has conveniently been rushed out onto the world scene in rapid-response to the bombshell published today atBreitbart.com and made truly viral at the Drudge Report, along with a new media fiction theorizing that the “mistake” may well [...]
We’re entitled not to be deprived of our property without due process of law, both under the TN constitution and the federal constitution, and nobody cares. – John Miles, Union City Attorney
May 17, 2012
There’s a state law in Tennessee that allows police to keep large amounts of cash from routine stops if they suspect it’s going to be used for drug trafficking. If the money’s owner doesn’t seek legal recourse [...]
Republican presidential candidate shouted ‘Atta girl’ at male student who was a closeted gay
Behaved in ‘sour’ fashion to fellow student on a scholarship
Mitt Romney has been forced to apologize today for forcibly shaving the head of a high school classmate who was regularly taunted for being gay.
The Republican presidential candidate grabbed tearful John Lauber and hacked away with a pair of scissors because he thought his bleached blond hair was [...]
SAN DIEGO – The California student who was forgotten about by agents and left alone in a holding cell for five days without food or water filed a $20 million claim Wednesday against federal drug officials.
Attorney Eugene Iredale sent the demand notice on behalf of UC San Diego senior Daniel Chong, 23, to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) general counsel, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Chong had been picked up in [...]
George Zimmerman woke up in a Seminole County jail cell this morning as the mother of Trayvon Martin, the teen he killed, revealed on national television that she thinks the shooting was an accident.
Zimmerman is set to go before Judge Mark Herr at 1:30 p.m. today on a charge of second-degree murder.
Asked what she would like to ask to Zimmerman, Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said on The Today Show that she wants [...]
A group of Cuban-American demonstrators plans to boycott the Miami Marlins as a result of manager Ozzie Guillen‘s comment that he respects Fidel Castro.
Vigilia Mambisa, headed by Miguel Saavedra, said it plans to begin a caravan of cars at SW 36th Avenue and 8th Street Tuesday that will culminate in front of the ballpark.
Guillen‘s comment was published in an onlineTime Magazine article.
“I love Fidel Castro,” Guillen was quoted as saying. [...]
A controversial senior analyst with the liberal activist group Media Matters is leaving the organization to start his own blog, saying he doesn’t want his criticism of Israel to “harm” Media Matters.
MJ Rosenberg, who also got into hot water for mistakenly accusing the Drudge Report website of racism in coverage of the Trayvon Martin case, announced Friday on the Media Matters website that he was “striking out on my own with a brand new [...]
Thursday, April 5, 2012
About 12 tonnes of water contaminated with radiation has leaked from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Plant operator TEPCO believes most of the water flowed into the Pacific Ocean. It says the contaminated water leaked from a treatment pipe.
The water contained radioactive strontium which tends to accumulate in bones and can cause leukaemia.
It is the second time in two weeks there has been a leak of [...]
NBC has completed its investigation into the mishandling of the police dispatcher’s conversation with George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. And the process ends with a finding of error, plus an apology. Here is the statement just issued by the network:
During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this [...]
BOSTON (AP) — The editor of Boston University’s independent student newspaper stepped down Tuesday after an April Fools’ edition that appeared to mock rape and drug crimes.
Under the spoof banner “The Disney Free Press,” one story reported the arrests of “seven frat dwarves” for allegedly drugging and raping a female known as the “fairest of them all.”
Chelsea Diana, the sophomore journalism major who edited The Daily Free Press, apologized Monday [...]
Fox News broadcaster Geraldo Rivera has apologised to Trayvon Martin’s parents for his controversial ‘hoodie’ comments as thousands marched for the teenager in his hometown today.
The 69-year-old had caused outrage when he attributed the unarmed 17-year-old’s shooting to his wardrobe choice saying ‘I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.’
Rivera invited Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin onto his show on Sunday night where [...]
AUSTIN – The Daily Texan’s editorial board apologized Wednesday for running an editorial cartoon that referred to Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager shot and killed in Florida, as a “colored boy.”
The cartoonist, Stephanie Eisner of The Woodlands, apologized separately. She no longer works for the University of Texas’ student newspaper, according to the board.
The editorial board said it will take steps, including requiring all newspaper employees to take part [...]