Obama: GOP Plan to Tax the Rich Shows Unwillingness to Compromise Boehner's plan demonstrates that Republicans are unwilling to compromise, Obama continued ... and billionaires pay their fair share," Obama urged Republicans to "not tangle themselves up in a whole bunch of ideological positions that don't make much ... 12/18/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
Obama Holds Press Conference to Brag About Boehner's Confession He's got Boehner's confession. That's what this is about ... The country deserves folks to be willing to compromise on behalf of the greater good and not tangle themselves up, uh, in a whole bunch of ideological positions that don't make much sense. 12/18/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
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I figure we'd better set the record straight right away, or else the Fox Effect will kick in (it already has, I'm sure) and we'll see Google echoing Ted Cruz' lies throughout the Internet.
Lie #1: "The FAA singled out Israel but didn’t ban travel to Pakistan, Yemen or Ukraine, where a commercial airline was just shot down."
From the State Department's Travel Warning page, which any fool can find with a few keystrokes and The Google:
Pakistan: Alert February 5, 2014
Yemen: Warning July 21, 2014 updates warning from January, 2014
Ukraine: Warning June 5, 2014
There's a whole passel of warnings and alerts on that page.
Turning to the FAA, now.
As I mentioned yesterday, Israel's public image is taking a real hit from Twitter and Facebook reports on Gaza. Here's their solution:
In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.
The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, which will oversee the programme, confirmed its launch and wrote that its aim was to “strengthen Israeli public diplomacy and make it fit the changes in the means of information consumption”.
The government’s hand is to be invisible to the foreign audiences.
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty — one of few women chief executives in tech — gives a keynote address at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. CREDIT: IBM Lyndsay Kirkham was just trying to have lunch with her son and his father on Monday when she overheard a group of IBM executives at the next table say, “We’re not hiring any young women because they just get pregnant again and again.” Shocked and appalled, she started live-tweeting the encounter.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R). CREDIT: AP Photo / Mark Humphrey Iowa recently missed out on a $1 million federal grant to beef up its use of solar power — and State Sen. Jack Hatch, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, took Gov. Terry Branstad (R) to task over the loss on Monday.
On the morning of June 28, a fire broke out at a Halliburton fracking site in Monroe County, Ohio. As flames engulfed the area, trucks began exploding and thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals spilled into a tributary of the Ohio River, which supplies drinking water for millions of residents.