A court challenge by federal immigration agents seeking to block President Barack Obama’s deferred-deportation initiative will probably succeed, a judge said.
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Dallas today put off his own decision on whether to grant the request for a preliminary injunction by 10 U.S. Immigration and Customs agents. He asked both sides to file additional arguments no later than May 6.
Announced by Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet [...]
A human skull dated to about 2,684 years ago with an “exceptionally preserved” human brain still inside of it was recently discovered in a waterlogged U.K. pit, according to a new Journal of Archaeological Sciencestudy.
The brain is the oldest known intact human brain from Europe and Asia, according to the authors, who also believe it’s one of the best-preserved ancient brains in the world.
“The early Iron Age skull belonged to a [...]
Questions about a zombie pandemic and the cost of biscuits are among the requests costing Lincolnshire County Council up to £500,000 a year.
The authority said Freedom of Information (FOI) request numbers have risen from 450 to 1,000 in three years.
It added responding to some was “not a good use of public funds”.
An organisation supporting the legislation said people needed to know about important information that is not in the [...]
A tech salesman acquaintance of mine in San Jose has found work after four years of unemployment – at Save Mart Grocery making $13 an hour, WITH BENEFITS!
And O’Connor Capital Partners, the real estate investment company based in New York City that’s bought the high-end Carmel Plaza shopping center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California (home to such national retailers as Tiffany), for $52 million is advertising for “management” positions that pay $8 an hour.
Recovery! you [...]
While the EU Commission is worrying the remains of the 100 billion euros ($122 billion) intended for recapitalizing Spanish banks will be used for other needs such as bond market intervention, Angela Merkel is having a tough time trying to persuade Germ
“The up to 100 billion euros, which the euro zone has undertaken to provide to Spanish banks is to do just that, it is only for that purpose and [...]
A teenage driver accused of drinking, smoking marijuana, speeding and texting friends at a party when her car crashed, killing two passengers, has been arrested on two counts of manslaughter.
Kristina Lowe, 19, from Paris, Maine, left a party with friends in January and picked up another passenger before driving back to the same party in her Subaru.
But on the way, she lost control of the car, which became airborne and [...]
(CNN) – Speaking to a right wing radio host Tuesday, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney repurposed a phrase from Hillary Clinton, citing a “vast left wing conspiracy” brewing in the media and liberal advocacy organizations to derail his campaign.
Romney was making an appearance on Breitbart TV and was asked by host Larry O’Connor whether he was ready to take on “the media and these nonprofits groups that are working together.”
Gov. Mitt Romney hammered the media and left-wing organizations like Media Matters for America in an exclusive interview with Larry O’Connor of Breitbart. News.
March 9, 2012
Smoke, Mirrors, and the “Disappearance” Of Polio … Unbeknownst to most doctors, the polio-vaccine history involves a massive public health service makeover during an era when a live, deadly strain of poliovirus infected the Salk polio vaccines, and paralyzed hundreds of children and their contacts. These were the vaccines that were supposedly responsible for the decline in polio from 1955 to 1961! But there is a more sinister [...]
Google unified privacy settings unsettle users, but exiting their platform can be difficult for some
February 28, 2012
Google, I wish I knew how to quit you.
That’s the frustration felt by Patience O’Connor, who has put much of her sensitive personal and professional information on Gmail and other Google programs and doesn’t want the company to use that data to create a detailed profile of her.
O’Connor said she’s overwhelmed by [...]
By Patrick O’Connor, WSJ
It’s hard to find an institution in American life less popular than Congress.
The U.S. Capitol building (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
This particular Congress ranks as one of the worst – ever.
In the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 42% of those polled judged the first session of the 112th Congress “one of the worst” in the 222-year history of the institution. Another 33% said it was “below average.”
When the Republican presidential debate began tonight, a crowd of about 400 people gathered at a watch party in Oakland University’s student center ranked Mitt Romney and Ron Paul as their favorites.
Yet, as the debate went on, Newt Gingrich kept getting high marks from people for his answers, including from Paul Thomas, 35, of Rochester.
“He just seemed to have better specifics,” Thomas, a Republican auto supply company executive said. “He [...]
Ron Paul, speaking at a Politics and Eggs breakfast at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, said he doesn’t support the “assassination” of American-raised al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki. Credit Ryan O’Connor
Scratch Ron Paul off the list of people standing in line to pat President Obama ???on the back for the death of American-raised al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki.
On the same day fellow Texan and presidential candidate Rick Perry released a statement [...]
When Canadians look at their American neighbours, they no longer gaze with envy at a powerful greenback, a low unemployment rate or deep pools of capital sloshing around an entrepreneurial paradise.
Canadians now look south with something closer to pity.
A poll conducted for The Globe and Mail by Nanos Research on attitudes toward the United States reveals that Canadians see an economy in tatters, a paralyzed [...]
EXCLUSIVE: DreamWorks has thrown in the towel on Southpaw, the boxing drama that has Eminem returning to the screen for the first time since 2002′s 8 Mile, and Antoine Fuqua directing a script by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter. The plan was to start in January. DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider, who worked closely with Eminem and his team on 8 Mile while she ran Universal, basically gave the [...]
DEAR BOSTON: Your personality test has been completed, and the results aren’t pretty.
Actually, they are downright embarrassing.
Two psychologists conducted a national survey, asking Americans questions designed to measure 24 “character strengths.’’ They grouped some of these strengths, like gratitude and valuing emotional connections, as “strengths of the heart’’ – a fancy way of saying kindness. And then, for each of the nation’s 50 largest cities, [...]
Thunderstorms packing winds of 75 mph knocked out power to about 817,000 Commonwealth Edison customers this morning, the biggest outage from a storm in at least five years.
As of 3 p.m., Commonwealth Edison said 561,000 customers were still without power: 282,000 north of the city, 126,000 west of the city, 92,000 in Chicago and Maywood and 60,000 in south suburbs.
Following the storm, a total [...]
Jose Guerena survived two combat tours of Iraq, only to become a casualty of the Regime’s longest war — the one waged against its domestic subjects in the name of drug prohibition. The former Marine was slaughtered by a SWAT team during a May 5 assault on his home in Arizona.
Guerena’s wife, Vanessa, heard a noise outside the couple’s home near Tucson at about 9 a.m. Jose, who had [...]
By NewsCore – A London borough council confiscated breast milk ice cream being sold in a shop in the city’s tourist district over fears it could contain hepatitis viruses and sent it for testing.
“Following two complaints from members of the public and concerns from the Health Protection Agency and Food Standards Agency, our officers visited the premises and removed all ice cream being sold as [...]
Initial Blows Exchanged as Debt-Cap Fight Begins
By Damian Paletta and Patrick O’Connor, January 7, 2011
“Mr. Geithner said that with a current debt level of $13.95 trillion, the U.S. could hit the $14.3 trillion limit as soon as March 31, but more likely at some point before May 16. He called for lawmakers to raise the ceiling to an unspecified level by the end of March.