A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Former Cuba leader Fidel Castro
makes rare appearance to cast vote
in elections branded ´closed´
and ´perfunctory´

Daily Mail [U.K.], by Anna Edwards

Original Article

Posted By:James Leyva, 2/4/2013 11:33:31 AM

Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance after he voted in the country´s parliamentary elections. Millions of Cubans joined the 86-year-old former leader of Cuba to vote in what critics have branded a ´closed´ election that offers no real competition. The revolutionary icon, who appears in public only occasionally now since he fell ill in 2006, was among those voting in Havana yesterday. The government has defended. the process, saying it is a show of grass-roots democracy.
Headline split, info corrected by staff

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: trackman999, 2/4/2013 12:01:48 PM     (No. 9157588)

"closed " and "perfunctory", ....Just like ours was.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 721974




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "James Leyva"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "James Leyva"



Rush Revere Arrives Tuesday
rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/28/2013 4:55:27 PM     Post Reply
Tuesday... I have to struggle not to talk about this every day. I know that that would be counterproductive if I did, and I never want to get to the point where you say, "Come on, Rush, get off of it, move on to something else." That would be very bad. That´s why I don´t repeat a lot of points that I make. That´s why I don´t push my own stuff all the time, ´cause this is a program about the issues and the country and so forth. But Tuesday, October the 29th, my first book since 1993 -- 20

Obama to use Faneuil Hall as backdrop
to defend law
The Boston Globe, by Matt Viser    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/28/2013 4:47:24 PM     Post Reply
President Obama plans to travel to Boston Wednesday to defend his mandatory health insurance program, a visit to the intellectual birthplace of the law as the White House attempts to recover from computer problems that have plagued the new marketplace website. Obama will deliver remarks at Faneuil Hall, from the same spot where Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and Obama’s rival in the 2012 election, signed the Bay State’s landmark health care law in 2006. “It is the Massachusetts experience that shows you what happens when people put politics aside and make sure that people are covered,” said David

QSSI, contractor chosen to fix
HealthCare.gov faced questions
from lawmakers last year
The Washington Post, by Jia Lynn Yang    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/25/2013 9:47:40 PM     Post Reply
The company chosen by the Obama administration to oversee the repair of the new federal health insurance Web site faced questions from lawmakers a year ago about whether it was an appropriate choice for earlier work on the site, given that it is owned by the country’s largest health insurance company. Columbia-based Quality Software Services Inc. — known as QSSI — was purchased by ­United­Health Group in September 2012, months after it was picked by the Department of Health and Human Services to help set up the Affordable Care Act Web site. That called for work on three areas: build

Health Law Fails to Keep
Prices Low in Rural Areas
New York Times, by Reed Abelson, Katie Thomas, Jo McGinty    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/23/2013 11:04:41 PM     Post Reply
As technical failures bedevil the rollout of President Obama’s health care law, evidence is emerging that one of the program’s loftiest goals — to encourage competition among insurers in an effort to keep costs low — is falling short for many rural Americans. While competition is intense in many populous regions, rural areas and small towns have far fewer carriers offering plans in the law’s online exchanges. Those places, many of them poor, are being asked to choose from some of the highest-priced plans in the 34 states where the federal government is running the health insurance marketplaces, a review

Congress Set to Grill
Healthcare.gov Contractors
Wall Street Journal, by Amy Schatz    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/23/2013 6:28:36 PM     Post Reply
A new round of finger-pointing will kick off Thursday morning when a House committee grills four contractors involved in the development of Healthcare.gov, the troubled site where uninsured consumers are supposed to be able to sign up for health insurance. CGI Federal and UnitedHealth GroupUNH -1.23%’s Optum/Quality Software Services Inc. subsidiary, the two leading contractors that helped develop the site are expected to get the most questions at the ominously titled hearing “PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn’t Know or Didn’t Disclose?” According to a House Energy and Commerce

   

 

  


 
Court to decide if Detroit
really is broke
Reuters, by Joseph Lichterman    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/23/2013 3:19:39 AM     Post Reply
In a federal court building in downtown Detroit, beginning on Wednesday morning, the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history comes down to a single question: Is Detroit bankrupt? Federal bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes will begin hearing arguments on the crucial issue of whether Detroit is eligible to restructure its debts and liabilities under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code that applies to municipalities. The hearings will pit retirees, pension funds and unions trying to preserve retirement payments to city workers against Detroit´s state-appointed emergency manager, charged with righting the city´s finances.

Sebelius Dodges Questions on
Obamacare Woes
TIME, by Denver Nicks    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/23/2013 2:42:29 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s top official in charge of the Obamacare rollout had few answers for CNN’s Sanjay Gupta when he questioned her about the glitches plaguing HealthCare.gov in an interview Tuesday night. “We are not at all satisfied with the workings of the website,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. She said the volume of people coming to the site “caused some problems but it also exposed some additional problems.” Sebelius would not answer questions about reports of prelaunch testing that may have signaled problems with the site before it opened to the public, nor would she give specifics

Obama calls French president
amid spying concerns
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/21/2013 5:57:07 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has called French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH´ oh-LAWND´) and discussed France´s anger over reported aggressive surveillance tactics by the National Security Agency. The call comes after a French newspaper said the NSA swept up 70.3 million French phone records in a 30-day period. France has summoned the U.S. ambassador to explain and called the practice "totally unacceptable."

10 top Obama quotes: Healthcare.gov
Politico, by Lucy McCalmont    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/21/2013 3:07:21 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama delivered remarks Monday at the White House addressing the mounting criticism of the troubled rollout of the Obamacare website. Here are the 10 notable quotes. 1. “Nobody’s madder than me about the fact that the website isn’t working as well as it should, which means it’s gonna get fixed.” 2. “You can get your questions answered by real people, 24 hours a day, in 150 different languages. The phone number for these call centers is: 1-800-318-2596. I want to repeat that: 1-800-318-2596…although I admit that the wait times probably might go up a little bit now that I’ve read the number out loud on national television.”



Obama´s Job Approval Declines
to 44.5% in 19th Quarter
Gallup, by Jeffrey M. Jones    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/21/2013 12:56:09 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama averaged a 44.5% job approval rating during his 19th quarter in office, a decline of more than three percentage points from his 18th quarter. That is one of the largest quarter-to-quarter declines of his presidency, behind a nine-point drop in his third quarter and a six-point drop in his 11th quarter.The 19th quarter, which ran from July 20-Oct. 19, is now the third in a row in which Obama´s job approval rating has declined. The current slump followed five consecutive quarters -- the 12th through the 16th -- of higher job approval.

   

 

B-G1


 
She’s back: Hillary Clinton re-enters
political fray to endorse McAuliffe
The Washington Times, by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/19/2013 4:06:39 PM     Post Reply
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton formally endorsed Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Saturday, signifying her first high-profile public foray into elective politics since leaving her post earlier this year. Mrs. Clinton helped fire up an overflow crowd of an estimated 800 people at the State Theater in Falls Church there to support Mr. McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee Chairman and prolific fundraiser who was a rainmaker for President Clinton during the 1990s.

The Obamacare Death Spiral
Human Events, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: James Leyva- 10/18/2013 6:26:43 PM     Post Reply
Congress is trying to get Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – who in any sane government would be “former HHS secretary” by now – to testify about the disastrous ObamaCare rollout. She is reportedly resisting these demands, which again should be grounds for dismissal. In the Obama era, top officials have become entirely too comfortable with refusing to testify, invoking the Fifth Amendment, and committing perjury. But you can see why Sebelius would be reluctant to answer questions from Congress, because on previous occasions, it hasn’t gone well for her.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



NFL could pull Super Bowl if
Arizona religious rights bill passes

44 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Ashe Schow    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/26/2014 8:36:47 AM     Post Reply
Call it what you want -- anti-gay or religious rights -- but if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs a controversial bill, you might not be calling Arizona the home of the 2015 Super Bowl. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, S.B. 1062, is the current controversy du jour out of Arizona, and the National Football League is with the opposition. “Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA Today. “We are following the issue in Arizona and will continue to do so should

Department of Veterans Affairs employees
destroyed veterans’ medical records to
cancel backlogged exam requests

40 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/25/2014 8:39:03 AM     Post Reply
Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) destroyed veterans’ medical files in a systematic attempt to eliminate backlogged veteran medical exam requests, a former VA employee told The Daily Caller. Audio of an internal VA meeting obtained by TheDC confirms that VA officials in Los Angeles intentionally canceled backlogged patient exam requests.“The committee was called System Redesign and the purpose of the meeting was to figure out ways to correct the department’s efficiency. And one of the issues at the time was the backlog,” Oliver Mitchell, a Marine veteran and former patient services assistant in the VA Greater Los

Soldier hides to avoid saluting
flag, brags about it on Instagram

37 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/25/2014 8:30:14 PM     Post Reply
A solider has infuriated the online military community by posting a picture of herself on Instagram hiding in her car to avoid saluting the flag during retreat ceremony, which signals the end of duty for the day. An Instagram picture of Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey has gone viral. Her post reads: “This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don’t have to salute the 1700 flag, KEEP ALL YOUR ‘THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL/HOWRUDE/ETC.’ COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, IDGAFFFF.” Pfc. Sheffey is a member of the 59th Quartermaster Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, at Fort Carson, Colo., post spokeswoman Dee McNutt

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes right to
refuse service bill SB 1062

35 replie(s)
KTAR-FM [Phoenix, AZ], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/26/2014 7:56:00 PM     Post Reply
PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed Wednesday a controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to deny services to gays and others based on religious beliefs. The veto of Senate Bill 1062 will likely be met with praise from Arizona´s business community, which called on Brewer to veto it citing potential damage to Arizona´s economy. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce said Monday the bill could hurt tourism, make it hard to recruit new businesses and open the door to lawsuits against businesses. Three Republican state senators also joined thee call for Brewer to veto the bill. On Wednesday, it was reported that

Toobin Calls Clarence Thomas ‘Disgraceful,’
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Hails ‘Excellent Article’

32 replie(s)
NewsBusters, by Brent Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/25/2014 9:45:35 PM     Post Reply
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer brought Jeffrey Toobin aboard Monday’s The Situation Room to expound on his New Yorker magazine blog, “Clarence Thomas’s Disgraceful Silence,” posted on Friday. After quoting how Toobin derided Thomas as an “embarrassing” justice, Blitzer ended the segment by endorsing Toobin’s screed denigrating Thomas, trumpeting: “It’s an excellent article in the new issue of The New Yorker.” Blitzer set up the February 24 interview on the 5 PM EST show: “It’s now been eight years since Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has asked a question during the Supreme Court’s oral arguments.

Republicans Recall Lois Lerner
to Testify on targeting IRS

32 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/26/2014 7:06:59 AM     Post Reply
Republicans on Capitol Hill are not giving up on getting testimony out of Lois Lerner, the disgraced IRS official at the center of last year’s scandal over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups for special review.In a letter to Lerner’s attorney on Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa said he is recalling her to testify on March 5 on her role in the scandal.Last May, Lerner — the director of the tax exempt and government entities division of the IRS — appeared before the committee for its hearing, “The IRS: Targeting Americans for Their Political Beliefs.” But she gave

Romney: Veto Ariz. bill
31 replie(s)
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/25/2014 6:46:49 PM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans urging the Arizona governor to veto a bill that would allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs in refusing service to gay people. The former Massachusetts governor tweeted at Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), saying it “is right” to veto the bill passed by the state legislature last week. Brewer has not said whether she will sign or veto the measure. However, a number of media outlets have reported people close to her expect her to veto it. Brewer told CNN she would weigh both sides before deciding the right thing to

Hired to Fight Pirates,
but Doomed by Boredom

30 replie(s)
New York Times, by NICHOLAS KULISH, IAN URBINA    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 2/26/2014 6:41:33 AM     Post Reply
PORT OF VICTORIA, Seychelles — The night before their lifeless bodies were found inside a cabin on a cargo ship, Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy enjoyed the night life here, at tourist haunts called Le Rendez Vous and the Pirates Arms.The two, both former members of the Navy SEALs working as ship guards, later visited two casinos, playing blackjack and drinking vodka and tequila with sailors from New Zealand. When the second casino shut its doors at 3 a.m., surveillance images show that the pair bumped into two women and departed with them down a dark corridor.It was in Mr.

   

 



 
Lois Lerner´s lawyer slams Issa, GOP
30 replie(s)
The Hill (Washington DC), by Bernie Becker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2014 12:42:04 PM     Post Reply
The attorney for Lois Lerner blasted the House GOP for recalling the former IRS official to testify next week, saying it would only serve to embarrass her and could increase threats against Lerner and her family. Bill Taylor, Lerner’s attorney, told House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) that he told committee staff in January that Lerner would continue to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if recalled, and that she would "happily testify" if given immunity. Taylor, of Zuckerman Spaeder, said he heard nothing further from the committee until Issa wrote to him on Tuesday, saying he was hauling Lerner

VP Biden Claims ´Hatred´ Is
Force Behind Voter Id Laws

29 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2014 2:25:30 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden blamed “hatred” as the motivating force behind voter identification laws in states such as North Carolina, Alabama, and Texas. Biden wants new laws to block “former slave holding states in the south” from discrimination against blacks and other minorities. Biden, speaking at a reception at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., in celebration of African-American History Month, said that, "These guys never go away. Hatred never, never goes away. The zealotry of those who wish to limit the franchise cannot be smothered by reason." Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) would take issue with

Whitewashing Benghazi
28 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jed Babbin & R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/25/2014 5:31:39 AM     Post Reply
Were he alive today, Richard Nixon would have to doff his hat to Barack Obama. Compared with how the Obama administration has swept under the rug the Benghazi attacks of September 11, 2012, Nixon’s attempt to cover up the Watergate burglary was rank amateurism. To be fair, Nixon’s team of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, and Dean were not in the same league as Obama’s, which includes not only his cabinet but most of the national media and much of Congress. If a president were intent on covering something up—something big, such as an illegal gun walking operation to Mexico or a dereliction

Nugent insists ´subhuman mongrel´
comments not racist, promises to
stop ´calling people names´

26 replie(s)
CNN, by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/25/2014 11:30:21 AM     Post Reply
(Video) Conservative activist and rocker Ted Nugent, whose comments referring to President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel" sparked outrage across the political spectrum, insisted Monday that his remarks were not racist. In an interview with CNN´s Erin Burnett on "OutFront," Nugent said he would "stop calling people names," but he didn´t back off the incendiary rhetoric that landed him in the political spotlight in recent weeks. "Instead of using terms like ‘subhuman mongrel,’ I´m going to get right to the meat of the matter where our president is a liar. He lies about you can keep your doctor period.

   

Post Reply   Close thread 721974





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS