A top aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tells The Washington Examiner that Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., was wrong when he went on a North Carolina station to suggest that Pelosi would not run for a third term as speaker when the new Congress is sworn-in in January.
McIntyre, according to a story first reported in The Hill, told WWAY-TV that he heard she was “probably not,” going to run for Speaker.
But that’s not true, according to those who work closely with Pelosi.
“The speaker’s focus is on Democrats and retaining majority, which we will. And she’ll remain as speaker,” said a top aides, who requested anonymity.
McIntyre, a member of the House Blue Dog Coalition of moderate Democrats, is in a tough reelection battle in the Tar Heel State’s 7th District and said that if Democrats keep the majority and he’s in it, he won’t vote for Pelosi and neither will some of his moderate colleagues.
The Speaker is elected by a simple majority vote in the House on the opening day of Congress.
The Tea Party movement, and those within it, has been accused of being racist and inciting prejudice pretty much since its inception, but a new study conducted by UCLA graduate student Emily Ekins is showing just the opposite.
Ekins set out to photograph every single poster and sign at the 9/12 Taypayer March on Washington in September to see if the tens of thousands of Americans that make up the Tea Party movement are really running on racism.
After tediously combing through the crowd and over 250 photographs later, Ekins discovered, based on the signs, that the claims of rampant racism simply weren’t true. “Over 50 percent were about limited government and lower spending, and only about 6 percent were controversial in nature,” Ekins told Fox News.
Emily Ekins is currently pursuing her PhD at UCLA and completed the study as part of research for her dissertation. Ekins also interned at libertarian think tank The Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.
* Having said that, I think Brandy did well again (~You have know idea how this pains me
* Those that are ok–Audrina & Kyle (I have a funny theory on why him & Lacey look off kilter) Did you see the ‘junk’ in da trunk they both have? It is diametrically opposed. ROFL! Seriously, I think it throws off their equilibrium. Yah!
* I am happily beside myself The Whatever & Karina are buh-buh
* Rick & Kurt look Foooine as ever!
1. Extremely fine; the word after fine on the looks scale. *YOU CAN ALSO ADD EXTRA O’s FOR EXTRA FOINESS.
2. Fine looking; good looking Damn she’s foine!!!!
3. Really really fit, good-looking, gorgeous.
“He is soooo foine..!
In conclusion I believe either Mom Brady or Bristol will go home tonight.
~PALM BEACH, Fla. – With Halloween less than two weeks away, radio giant Rush Limbaugh took a brief moment today to say President Obama looks “demonic” in some wire-service photographs (~One has been used here at JUST Piper recently) * FYI- These images are NOT photo-shopped.
~If you look at the image on the video here, it also looks ‘evil’
“These pictures, they look demonic. And I don’t say this lightly,” Limbaugh said as he opened his program.
“There are a couple pictures, and the eyes, I’m not saying anything here, but just look,” he remarked about the president who has been campaigning for the re-election of fellow Democrats.
“It is strange that these pictures would be released … it’s very, very, very strange.”
“An American president has never had facial expressions like this,” Limbaugh said. “At least we’ve never seen photos of an American president with facial expressions like this.”
Ironically, President Obama’s weekend theme on the campaign trail has been one of fear.
“People out there are still hurting very badly, and they are still scared. And so part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we’re hard-wired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Obama said Saturday in Boston at a fundraiser for Democrats fundraiser. “And the country is scared, and they have good reason to be.”
“The ‘eyes’ have it! Demonic, devilish, you name it!” said Jack Sherratt of Burlingame, Calif., upon seeing Obama’s photos. “Those people come from the very same ‘cloth.’ Obama appears to be more like Lucifer since the days he was recorded in the Old Testament.”
~EYES ARE THE MIRROR (MIRRORS) OF THE SOUL — “A person’s thoughts can be ascertained by looking in his or her eyes.
The images have even prompted a Christian minister to consider apocalyptic possibilities regarding Obama.
“Could this be an accurate fulfillment of the biblical passage in Revelation 13:14 through 14:11 relating to the image of the beast that speaks?” asks Pastor Thomas Belcher of Canada.
“Could a more sinister set of circumstances put power in his hands as commander in chief to ’cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed’?
“Considering how he has trampled on the very Constitution that he has sworn to uphold, is he the man?”
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon on Monday asked media organizations not to publish any classified war files released by the WikiLeaks Web site, as the U.S. braces for the potential disclosure of hundreds of thousands of secret Iraq war documents.
In July, WikiLeaks obtained and released nearly 77,000 classified military reports from Afghanistan. Now, the Pentagon says the group has as many as 400,000 documents from a military database on operations in Iraq.
WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange on Monday downplayed expectations that a leak was imminent. In a Twitter post, Assange said information were coming from “a single tabloid blog” that had put out a “tremendous amount” of false information about his site.
Still, the military says its 120-person task force has been on high alert. The group has been reviewing the documents for weeks to determine what information might be compromised.
Marine Corps Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters that the military isn’t sure if WikiLeaks has shared the Iraq war logs with any news organizations. But, he said, media should not disseminate the “stolen” information even if it’s already posted online by WikiLeaks.
“The concern is that WikiLeaks as an organization should not be made more credible by having credible news organizations facilitate what they’re doing,” Lapan said.
WikiLeaks was largely unknown until this spring, when it released a gritty war video of Army helicopters gunning down a group of men—including two unarmed Reuters photographers—in Iraq.
The group in July gained international notoriety when it coordinated its release of the 77,000 Afghan war logs with The New York Times, The Guardian in London and the German magazine Der Spiegel.
The New York Times says it omitted information from its coverage that would have jeopardized military operations or exposed Afghan informants. The Times also declined to provide a Web link to the WikiLeaks data base.
Der Spiegel and The Guardian said it withheld sensitive information as well, although The Guardian published a selection of the documents that it believed were significant.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has told Congress that the July leak did not expose the nation’s most sensitive intelligence secrets. But, he maintained, the release still put U.S. interests at risk because it exposed the names of some Afghans who had cooperated with U.S. forces.
The military has an ongoing investigation into how the documents were leaked. An Army intelligence analyst stationed in Iraq, Spc. Bradley Manning, has been arrested in connection with the release of other materials to WikiLeaks.
In a separate development Monday, Swedish authorities have rejected Assange’s request for residency, a potential setback in his efforts to gain protection from Swedish press freedom laws.
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