TRI-STATE EVENT LISTINGS (DEC 4-10, 2013) - Irish Echo ... and his Band, Ronan Tynan, Paddy Noonan, John ... Mitt Romney, are to meet in London this Friday, this according to a statement from the Romney 12/4/2013 - 7:27 am | View Link
Big Bird Free From Political TV - Bloomberg Ban on Public TV Political Ads Ruled Legal - NewsMax.com 12/2/2013 - 3:41 pm | View Link
Five things you should never do on Twitter For many, tweeting comes as naturally as breathing. No sooner has a half-baked theory, witty observation or nugget of advice popped into their head, is it tapped reflexively into their smartphone and beamed into the eyeballs of the whole procrastinating world. But beware, because there are things you should avoid at all costs. 12/4/2013 - 6:38 am | View Link
Watch: President Obama Observes World AIDS Day U.S. president continues tradition of displaying a large red ribbon on the exterior of the White House. 12/2/2013 - 4:32 pm | View Link
At BYU, Peggy Noonan hammers Obama, talks Romney, Reagan, Clinton and the Bushes Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan said Tuesday at BYU that President Obama should have learned a lesson from George... 11/19/2013 - 8:09 pm | View Link
Peggy Noonan: Romney Campaign Is a ‘Rolling Calamity’ Former Ronald Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan is continuing her assault on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign but has added a couple of words of advice: James Baker. Earlier this week, Noonan wrote in The Wall Street Journal: “It’s time to admit ... 09/21/2012 - 5:24 am | View Link
Before acrimony, Mitt Romney sought prose from Peggy Noonan’s now-poison pen WASHINGTON – More than a decade ago, long before Peggy Noonan would emerge as one of the most prominent conservative critics of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, the two sought to make history together. Romney, during the run-up to the ... 09/20/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Peggy Noonan: Romney Campaign 'Incompetent,' Needs 'Intervention' Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan denounced Mitt Romney's presidential campaign in a blistering blog post on Tuesday. Noonan, who has been increasingly agitated over the GOP candidate's missteps --notably saying she thought he "looks like ... 09/19/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Peggy Noonan says ‘Mitt, this isn’t working’ and ‘time for an intervention’ An intervention is in order. ‘Mitt, this isn’t working.’” Ms Noonan gave her analysis of the message in the Romney tape: “The central problem revealed by the tape is Romney’s theory of the 2012 election. It is that a high percentage of the ... 09/19/2012 - 5:35 am | View Link
Noonan: Romney running 'incompetent' campaign Peggy Noonan takes out the dagger and cuts deep in her latest WSJ column, going where few have publicly about Mitt Romney's general election effort: It’s time to admit the Romney campaign is an incompetent one. It’s not big, it’s not brave ... 09/18/2012 - 3:10 pm | View Link
Mirrors for giant space telescope take shape (via The Christian Science Monitor)
Artist rendition of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), destined for a mountaintop in Chile’s Atacama Desert.(GMTO Corporation) In a lab beneath the University of Arizona’s football stadium, researchers have reached a new milestone in their effort to…
[Image via Giant Magellan Telescope Press Release for Publication]
The state’s four Catholic bishops have strongly endorsed Initiative 594, the proposed gun safety measure that would require a criminal background check on almost all gun sales in Washington, closing the so-called “gun show loophole.” The initiative was launched by Puget Sound-area faith leaders after the assassination, one year ago, of 20 first graders Read More
The almost seven-decade life of Russian revolution leader Vladimir Lenin’s statue in Kiev ended in spectacular fashion, with a half backwards somersault and dive head-first into the ground.
As hundreds of thousands protested against the government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and its rejection of a pact with the European Union, some 30 people in masks surrounded the statue in central Kiev.
They brandished the blue flags of the nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) group indicating they were likely linked to the party, two of whose deputies were also present.
A man placed a ladder against the massive plinth of the monument and climbed to the top of the statue itself.
The Wall Street Journal used a positive jobs report to urge Republican lawmakers to block an extension of unemployment benefits, ignoring the ongoing need for extended benefits and the harm that cutting them would have for the ongoing economic recovery.
A December 6 Journal editorial highlighted the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) November jobs report which found that the "jobless rate hit 7% in November" and that "nearly every statistic pointed in a stronger direction." The Journal used the news to push Republican policymakers to reject a proposed extension of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, concluding that the positive news "underscores that Republicans should hold fast against another expansion of federal jobless benefits," and claiming that jobless benefits have not been shown to have a positive economic effect:
The November report also underscores that Republicans should hold fast against another expansion of federal jobless benefits.