"Am I therefore become your enemy,because I TELL YOU THE TRUTH...?"
(Galatians 4:16)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Felony Vandalism Charges Possible in Obama Joker Poster Case

A Florida teenager could face felony vandalism charges for allegedly gluing posters depicting President Obama as the Joker onto public property, FOXNews.com has learned...
Picture Left:These posters portraying President Obama as The Joker have been spotted all over the country. (FNC)

Obama Joker artist unmasked:"A fellow Chicagoan"

When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from "Batman" began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was, Who is behind the image?
Was it an ultra-conservative grassroots group or a disgruntled street artist going against the grain?Nope, it turns out, just a 20-year-old college student from Chicago.Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the recognizable clown makeup using Adobe's Photoshop software.....

Town-hall clash! Cop vs.Obama "Joker" poster:Officer threatens arrest:"This ain't America no more"

"This used to be America," argued a protester outside a health-care town hall meeting in Reston, Va., after a security officer threatened him with arrest for holding up a sign with a picture critical of Barack Obama.
The officer's response....?
"It ain't no more, OK?"

A video of the town hall held earlier this week by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., shows an unnamed protester standing on school grounds carrying a sign that read "Organizing for National Socialist Health Care – The Final Solution" and depicted Barack Obama in the Joker's makeup.Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. then told the protester that even though others were holding signs, his sign was unacceptable because of the depiction of Obama."But you got this with a picture," Cheeks said, explaining why the protester was being singled out from the others."That's the difference. This has got a picture on it. That don't have a picture on it."Sir, leave the picture down," the officer said."If you put the picture back up, you'll be charged with trespassing."Video of the exchange can be seen below:

PS:Click on the post and it will take you to the rest of the article.I encourage you to read it and watch the video....
As in the days of Noah....

Federal Reserve Board fights to keep its secrets:Warns disclosing where money went would cause "irreparable harm"

The Federal Reserve Board, despite being ordered to disclose to whom it awarded roughly $2 trillion in discount "stimulus" loans, is fighting to keep the information under wraps as a protected "trade secret."Earlier this week, a U.S. district court judge rejected the Fed's argument that the names of borrowers are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act and ordered the board to release the information by Monday, Aug. 31...

State prepares to challenge U.S. gun laws:"This is an issue where the federal government has no business"

Supporters of a first-of-a-kind law in Montana that declared weapons or ammunition made and kept in the state were exempt from federal rules are preparing for a court challenge to the federal government's insistence it will regulate those items.The Montana Shooting Sports Association and the Second Amendment Foundation have formed a strategic alliance with plans to litigate over the Montana Firearms Freedom Act.The bill was passed by the 2009 Montana Legislature and signed into law by Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer......

Glenn Beck's fear of Obama:"Seize power overnight":Rush:"Most dangerous time in my life for freedom and liberty in this country"

Will President Obama "seize power overnight" in a move to consolidate White House control of the U.S. government?That's the fear of Fox News anchor Glenn Beck who discussed the issue at length today with another broadcasting powerhouse, radio's Rush Limbaugh."I fear this government, this administration has so much framework already prepared, that they will seize power overnight before anybody even gives it a second thought," Beck said.

College kids recruited to join Obama's "Army":Earn credit for pushing "change" working on president's "agenda"

President Obama's army of citizen volunteers is now actively recruiting college students in states across the country to "build support for President Obama's agenda" – and earn college credit while advocating for "change."Obama for America, Obama's 2008 political campaign, merged with the Democratic National Committee in January and is now known as Organizing for America, or OFA. The movement some call "Obama 2.0" is now recruiting students and offering to provide credits toward degree plans in exchange for their advocacy skills....

Friday, August 28, 2009

State govs saying "No thanks" to mystery laptops

Even during tight budgetary times, a growing handful of state governors are proving too wary to accept laptop computers that have shown up at their offices this month, unsolicited.The FBI was investigating after the governor's offices in West Virginia, Vermont, Wyoming and Washington state received between three and five laptops — but none had ordered any of them."They immediately raised a red flag," said Matt Turner, spokesman for West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin. "No one said, 'Hey, we got a free gift.'"...

Obama "Czar" on 9/11: Blame "U.S. imperialism"...!:White House "rowdy communist" held vigil for Muslims

One day after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama's "green jobs czar" led a vigil that expressed solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans as well as what he called the victims of "U.S. imperialism" around the world.WND previously reported Van Jones, special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is an admitted black nationalist and radical communist.Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. That group, together with Jones' Elle Baker Center for Human Rights, led a vigil Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif.STORM's official manifesto, titled, "Reclaiming Revolution," has surfaced on the Internet....

CHENEY RETURNS: Obama Should Not Undo Policies That Kept Country Safe...

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday said the Obama administration should be debriefing CIA interrogators about keeping the country safe rather than trying to punish them for doing their jobs.In an exclusive interview taped to air this weekend on "FOX News Sunday," Cheney called the Justice Department probe of interrogators an "outrageous political act" that will do long-term damage to the United States' capacity to protect the country... --VIDEO

LA Congresswoman Praises Cuban Revolution & Castro’s Health Care System

"You can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro, but he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met."
KABC-AM: Rep. Diane Watson Raises Race, Praises Fidel Castro in Obamacare Debate

Black congresswoman says opposition trying to destroy president "who looks like me"....

"They are spreading fear and they're trying to see that the first president who looks like me -- fails."
"People look at the United States as a country that has changed it's way and elected someone from Kenya and Kansas, I'll put it like that."
KABC’s Michael Linder was the only broadcast reporter at Thursday night’s town hall health care debate at Wade AME Church when Rep. Diane Watson [D] made some astonishing comments including claims that those opposed to health care reform are attempting to destroy a president “who looks like me.” Later, Watson praised heath care in Fidel Castro’s Cuba — and, it seemed, the Cuban revolution itself. The statements aired exclusively Thursday night on KABC’s The John Phillips Show.

ABC, NBC Won't Air Ad Critical of Obama's Health Care Plan

The refusal by ABC and NBC to run a national ad critical of President Obama's health care reform plan is raising questions from the group behind the spot -- particularly in light of ABC's health care special aired in prime time last June and hosted at the White House....
Picture Left:A doctor in the ad by the League of American Voters asks: "How can Obama's plan cover 50 million new patients without any new doctors? It can't."

Film Producer Accuses NEA of Enlisting Artists to Push Obama's Domestic Agenda

A 39-year-old Los Angeles film producer is accusing the National Endowment for the Arts of initiating a "call to action" to artists to support President Obama's domestic agenda.The film producer, Patrick Courrielche, said he was one of roughly 75 artists, musicians, writers, poets and others on an Aug. 10 conference call hosted by the NEA, the White House Office of Public Engagement and United We Serve, a nationwide initiative launched by Obama to increase volunteerism....

Don't Exhale:"EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant"

Don't exhale.That advice may need heeding if the Environmental Protection Agency declares carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases dangerous pollutants, a move-expected in the next couple weeks-that would require the federal government to impose new rules limiting emissions.But some skeptics say regulating carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, may be a difficult task, especially since people emit carbon dioxide with every breath...

Bill would Give Obama "EMERGENCY CONTROL OF INTERNET"

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.....

Darfur war over at least for now says departing UN chief

There is no more war in Darfur, according to the outgoing military commander of the joint UN-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping force in the western Sudan region."As of today, I would not say there is a war going on in Darfur," Martin Luther Agwai told correspondents."You see, the causes of the conflict in Darfur have changed completely," said the Nigerian officer, who will be replaced next week by Rwandan Patrick Nyamvumba."If war is a conflict whereby today you attack and then go back home and stay until three, four, five months and come back... If that is a definition of war then there is a war in Darfur...."
Picture Left:General Martin Luther Agwai, Force Commander of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID.(AFP/HO/File/Stuart Price)

Giving China help with cyber warfare:Plan may make it easier to hand over militarily critical exports

The Obama administration is considering easing U.S. export controls to China even though the director for national intelligence is warning about Chinese cyber warfare threats to U.S. military information systems.In addition, there are increasing reports of Chinese military buildup to match U.S. capabilities, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin...

N.Korea agrees to restart reunions,free fishermen

North Korea agreed Friday to restart a reunion programme with South Korea for separated families and pledged to free four fishermen, in new moves to ease tensions after more than a year of hostility.The reunions for families separated since the 1950-53 war will be held from September 26 to October 1, Red Cross officials from the two sides said in a joint statement after three days of talks.Separately, the North told the South that the fishermen detained for almost a month would be freed at 5:00 pm (0800 GMT) on Saturday along with their boat, Seoul's unification ministry reported...
Picture Left:South Korean family members talk to North Korean relatives during a video family reunion session in Seoul in 2007. South and North Korea agreed Friday to restart a reunion programme for families divided by their 1950-53 war, the latest sign of easing tensions after more than a year of hostility.(AFP/File/Kim Jae-Myoung)

Iranian president:"Prosecute opposition leaders"

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday called for the leaders of the opposition to be prosecuted over Iran's postelection turmoil, stepping up pressure against the pro-reform movement that says he won the election by fraud.It was the first time Ahmadinejad has made such a call, publicly siding with hard-line politicians and clerics and commanders of the powerful Revolutionary Guard who have demanded in recent weeks that opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and his top allies be arrested....

Saudi prince vows to fight terrorism after attack

Hours after being lightly wounded by a suicide bomber, a senior Saudi prince largely credited with the kingdom's aggressive anti-terrorism efforts said Friday he was more determined than ever to fight militants in the country.The bombing was the first assassination attempt against a member of the royal family in decades and was also the first significant attack by militants in the kingdom since 2006. Saudi Arabia has waged a fierce crackdown on al-Qaida militants in the country that succeeded in killing or capturing most of its leaders after a string of attacks that started in 2003....
Picture Left:In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, left, meets Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, at the Red Sea city of Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009.(AP Photo/HO)

Afghan President Clashes with US Envoy

An American service member died in a bomb blast in Afghanistan on Friday, making August the deadliest month of the eight-year war for U.S. forces.The service member's vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the east, NATO forces said. U.S. forces spokeswoman Capt. Elizabeth Mathias confirmed the nationality but did not provide further details.The death brings to 45 the number of U.S. troops who have died in Afghanistan this month, surpassing the 44 troops killed in July, which had been the deadliest...
Picture Left:Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (right) looks on as US envoy Richard Holbrooke speaks during a meeting in Kabul in February 2009. A testy meeting between Karzai and Holbrooke over last week's election highlights the fractious ties between Kabul and Washington, analysts and diplomats say.(AFP/File/Massoud Hossain)

Why Mideast war imminent:Corsi's latest book explains 'Why Israel Can't Wait'

WND senior staff writer Jerome Corsi, the No. 1 best-selling author of "The Obama Nation" and "Unfit for Command," has a new book out today explaining why a Mideast war is imminent.But don't go running to the bookstore to find it."Why Israel Can't Wait: The Coming War Between Israel and Iran" is not that kind of book – at least not yet.Beginning today, the title is exclusively available as an e-book....

Israel's Netanyahu given Holocaust plans in Berlin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on a visit to Germany on Thursday that one lesson Israel drew from the Holocaust was that threats to its existence could not go unchallenged and must be "nipped in the bud".
German journalists handed the Israeli leader, in Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, a portfolio of 29 plans from the Auschwitz death camp discovered last year....

Picture Left:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and German historian Ralf-Georg Reuth look at the plans of Auschwitz death camp in Berlin, August 27, 2009.(REUTERS/Rainer Jensen/Pool)

Egypt:"Israel must halt building in East Jerusalem before talks"

Egypt's foreign minister says East Jerusalem must be included in a freeze of Israeli settlement activity before Middle East peace talks can restart. Ahmed Aboul-Gheit told reporters in Stockholm on Friday that Jerusalem is Arab "and it will continue to be so"...

UN Security Council extends UNIFIL mandate

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to renew the mandate of UN peacekeeping forces in southern Lebanon.The resolution, which was largely technical, extended UNIFIL's authority for another year....
Picture Left:General Claudio Graziano from Italy, Commander of UNIFIL in south Lebanon.Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski

Ban Ki-moon:"Palestinian unity crucial to Mideast peace talks"

It is "crucial" for Palestinians to show unity in order to proceed with negotiations with Israel, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday in Vienna. Ban said he was encouraged by recent developments in the Middle East, including the election of a national unity government in Lebanon and the reconciliation of a number of countries with Syria....

Netanyahu and Merkel agree on pressuring Iran

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged from their meeting Thursday with slightly different messages on Iran, but widely divergent viewpoints regarding the settlements....
Picture Left:German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, welcomes Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, right, at the Chancellery in Berlin, Thursday.Photo: AP

4% of Israeli Jews:"Obama pro-Israel"

The number of Israelis who see US President Barack Obama's policies as pro-Israel has fallen to four percent, according to a Smith Research poll taken this week on behalf of The Jerusalem Post....
Picture Left:On the campaign trail last May, Obama speaks at the B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, reaffirming his commitment to Israel's security and asking Jewish voters not to judge him based on the opinions expressed by some of his supporters. Photo: Bloomberg News

90,000 attend Al Aksa Mosque Ramadan prayers, 5 arrested

Some 90,000 Muslims worshipped at the Aksa Mosque on Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Friday as part of a Ramadan celebration that has been marred by violence in previous years, police said.
Picture Left:Palestinians pray on the first Friday of Ramadan at the entrance to the Aksa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem as policemen stand on guard behind them.Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski

Remembering the Hebron Massacre: Until 1929, Jews had lived in the city for three millennia

No theme is more deeply embedded in Jewish history than exile and return. The biblical exodus from Egypt to the promised land, the return from Babylonian exile, and, most recently, the establishment of the state of Israel all affirmed the enduring determination of the Jewish people to return to their homeland. Yet another wrenching exile and return, now rarely remembered, occurred 80 years ago this week. On Aug. 23-24, 1929, the Jewish community of Hebron was exiled following a horrific pogrom. The tragedy is known as Tarpat, an acronym for its date in the Hebrew calendar....

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Jews main obstacle to Mideast peace...?

A graphic, brief YouTube video takes strong issue with President Obama's contention Jewish communities in the West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem are major obstacles to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. "Which is the greatest obstacle to peace in the Middle East?" the video asks. "A: Two Israelis lynched by a Palestinian mob," it continues, showing images of the murder of two Israeli reservists who had unintentionally entered Ramallah in 2002 and were arrested by PA police....

Palestinians Seek State by 2011

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad released a government plan Tuesday calling for the establishment of a de facto Palestinian state by the end of 2011 regardless of the outcome of negotiations with Israel.The plan faces significant practical hurdles and raised worries that Mr. Fayyad was advocating the sort of unilateral actions toward statehood long opposed by the U.S. and Israel....

Russia to seek help probing Arctic Sea mystery

Russian authorities said Wednesday they will run the investigation into the alleged Arctic Sea hijacking but will ask other nations to help solve the mystery of the cargo ship's bizarre voyage.
The Maltese-flagged freighter headed to Russia under a navy escort on Wednesday....

Picture Left:In this video image broadcast by Russia TV Channel on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 a man identified as the suspected hijacker is led handcuffed by Russian marines to a bus on the Cape Verde island of Sal. (AP Photo/Russian TV Channel)

Four British soldiers die for sake of 150 votes

Just 150 Afghan voters dared to go to the ballot box in the area of Helmand province where British soldiers sacrificed their lives to secure a safe election day, it was revealed yesterday.
The figures were released as the British Ambassador to Kabul admitted that troops could be engaged in combat in Afghanistan for five more years.....

Picture Left:202 members of the Armed Forces have died in Afghanistan since they were deployed to Helmand...

Russia deploys air defence on North Korea missile tests

Russia is worried about North Korean missile and nuclear tests and has deployed sophisticated air defences in its Far East region to protect against any potential test mishap, Russia's top general said here Wednesday....

Iranian Regime Blames Student Protester For His Own Prison Rape

Iranian officials interviewed an alleged victim of jailhouse rape at the hands of security personnel. But instead of consoling him, they asked him embarrassing questions and blamed him for the violence.They said it was the young man's own fault for protesting the results of Iran's June 12 presidential elections, according to a fresh account of the alleged rape published on the website of a prominent reformist politician....
Photo: Mehdi Karroubi. Credit: Associated Press

US Navy:"Pirates fire on US helicopter"

Somali pirates holding a hijacked ship off the coast of Somalia fired at a U.S. Navy helicopter as it made a surveillance flight over the vessel, the first such attack by pirates on an American military aircraft, the Navy said Thursday.The helicopter, which is based on the USS Chancellorsville, was not hit and there were no injuries, the Navy said.....

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Asia facing unprecedented food shortage, UN report says...

Asia faces an unprecedented food crisis and huge social unrest unless hundreds of billions of dollars are invested in better irrigation systems to grow crops for its burgeoning population, according to a UN report published today....
Photograph: Stringer/India/Reuters

Water shortage threatens two million people in southern Iraq:Electricity supply to Nasiriyah has dropped by 50% because of falling levels of Euphrates

A water shortage described as the most critical since the earliest days of Iraq's civilisation is threatening to leave up to 2 million people in the south of the country without electricity and almost as many without drinking water.An already meagre supply of electricity to Iraq's fourth-largest city of Nasiriyah has fallen by 50% during the last three weeks because of the rapidly falling levels of the Euphrates river, which has only two of four power-generating turbines left working...

Obama and "Redistributive Change":Forget the recession and the “uninsured"....Obama has a bigger fish to fry....

The first seven months of the Obama administration seemingly make no sense.

HEALTH BILL from THE GRAVE:"Dems Rally around KENNEDYCARE..."

Democrats are hoping that the memory of Sen. Ted Kennedy will revive the Democratic Party's flagging push for health care reform."You've heard of 'win one for the Gipper'? There is going to be an atmosphere of 'win one for Teddy,'" Ralph G. Neas, the CEO of the liberal National Coalition on Health Care, told ABC News....

Major donor to President Obama's campaign, Hassan Nemazee, held in bank loan scam

Former big bucks Democratic fund-raiser Hassan Nemazee was arrested Tuesday for lying to get a $74 million loan - even though he gave back the cash.The feds say the financier secured the loan from Citibank by forging documents purporting to show he had hundreds of millions of dollars stashed away in various accounts....
Picture Left:Hassan Nemazee (right) with President Bill Clinton in 1997(Fremson/AP)

Florida Students Sent Home After Wearing 'Islam Is of the Devil' Shirts

A handful of students were sent home from Florida schools this week after showing up in shirts proclaiming that "Islam is of the Devil," part of a fiery church campaign to "expose" Islam as a religion of violence.Three high schoolers were forced to leave Tuesday for wearing the shirts made by the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., where school officials say violated the district's dress codes...
Picture Left:Aug. 25: A Gainesville, Fla., high school student displays a T-shirt proclaiming "Islam is of the Devil," as her father looks on.(Tricia Coyne/Gainesville Sun)

A NOTE TO MY READERS:"New Swine Flu Blog"

Dear friends and visitors:
Yesterday I started working on a new blog about the Swine Flu "Pandemic".I thought it was neccessary,since flu season is around the corner and the government seems to have gone full speed with all the "preparations for this health catastrophe".
You will find at SwineFlu-Watch updated news,interviews with healthcare specialists,official info and of course the news you won't find in the "news".I encourage you to go to the links provided and research for yourself,about this serious situation,before the government knocks at your front door for a "mandatory vaccination".
Like I wrote along with a welcome note in the blog,I encourage comments,emails,links,but please if you don't like what you read,spare me the time of dealing with some nasty or even hateful email.Don't have time for that.
You can visit this new blog at:
Please let me know what you think about it and IF it was of any help,please share it with family,friends,church,co-workers.
We HAVE TO be informed and AWAKE in this late hour.
God bless you
As in the days of Noah...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

CIA secret prison in Lithuania

Its claimed Lithuania, a former Soviet republic on the Baltic Sea, provided the CIA with facilities where as many as eight terror suspects were held, according to information given to ABC News by unnamed CIA sources.

Ex-CIA Officer:"Torture Investigation a Must..."

Former CIA case officer turned author Robert Baer says a probe into the interrogation of terror suspects is necessary to clear the air. He says in the future, interrogating suspects should be left to the FBI or U.S. Military...

Obama Reappoints Bernanke for Second Fed Term

"As an expert on the causes of the Great Depression, I'm sure (Bernanke) would never have imagined that he would be a part of a team responsible for preventing another. But because of his background, his temperament, and his courage, that is exactly what he has helped to achieve."--Barack Hussein Obama

‘Goldman Sachs Are Scum’: Analyst Says Firm Should Face "Financial Terrorism" Charges

Bernanke says Fed can take on supercop role...

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ran into skepticism Tuesday from lawmakers wary of expanding the Fed's duties to police big financial companies. They argued that the Fed failed to spot problems that led to the financial crisis in the first place...

TOUGH TACTICS:"CIA used mocked executions to interrogate detainees...."

Court Orders Federal Reserve to Disclose Emergency Loan Details

The Federal Reserve must for the first time identify the companies in its emergency lending programs after losing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.Manhattan Chief U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ruled against the central bank yesterday, rejecting the argument that loan records aren’t covered by the law because their disclosure would harm borrowers’ competitive positions.The Fed has refused to name the financial firms it lent to or disclose the amounts or the assets put up as collateral under 11 programs, most put in place during the deepest financial crisis since the Great Depression, saying that doing so might set off a run by depositors and unsettle shareholders...

No, Obama's VA did NOT pull so-called 'Death Book' from website

UPDATE: Earlier today, I noted that the "Your Life, Your Choices" booklet had apparently been removed from the VA site. The Department of Veterans' Affairs was kind enough to get back to me several hours after I called, in order to clarify what happened today on their website.
Spokeswoman Katie Roberts informs me that although the "Your Life, Your Choices" booklet was removed this morning from the URL I had linked to,there has been no policy change by VA....

"YOUR LIFE,YOUR CHOICES":Critics Slam "End of Life" document...

DEATH BOOK DEBATE:Does Department of Veteran Affairs counsel former soldiers to end of life issues...?

Vets wrongly told they have fatal disease...

Former Air Force reservist Gale Reid received a letter from the Veterans Affairs Department that told her she had Lou Gehrig's disease, and she immediately put herself through a battery of painful, expensive tests. Five days later, the VA said its "diagnosis" was a mistake.Letters were sent to 1,864 veterans about disability benefits for those with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and a "small number" have contacted the VA indicating they received the letters in error, VA spokeswoman Katie Roberts said Monday night....

New U.S. deaths make 2009 Afghan war's deadliest

Four U.S. servicemen were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Tuesday, making 2009 the deadliest year for the growing contingent of foreign troops since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001.The deaths highlighted the steadily worsening violence in the country, which has been in political limbo since a disputed presidential election last week....
Picture Left:A wounded U.S. soldier receives first aid inside a bunker in the village of Bargematal, Nuristan province, August 25, 2009.(REUTERS/Oleg Popov)

Congresswoman Calls Senate Dems Who Oppose Public Option "Neanderthals"

"Not only are we going to do everything we can to organize and put pressure on the senators -- some of whom are Neanderthals -- we're going to say to the president, 'We want you to use every weapon in your basket in order to get those senators to do what they should be doing,' " U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) said....

--CNN: Congresswoman says some senators 'Neanderthals'

--LA Times: Rep. Maxine Waters a hard-liner for public healthcare option

Glenn Beck goes after Color of Change co-founder Van Jones...

Glenn Beck used his popular Fox News show this afternoon to attack the background of Van Jones, a White House environmental advisor who co-founded an African American political advocacy group that organized an advertising boycott of his program...
(Picture Left:File photo of Glenn Beck by Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)

The Collapse of Obama's Hot Air Balloon

What we're seeing with Obama's plummeting poll numbers is a quick case of buyer's remorse.More broadly, Gallup reports that conservatives now outnumber liberals in all 50 states, with more Americans self-identifying themselves as conservative than at any time in the past four years....

Young Afghan Guantanamo inmate freed,returns home

Mohammad Jawad, one of the youngest detainees to be held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said on Tuesday after his return home to Afghanistan he had been abused and humiliated during six years in custody.A teenager when he was held, he was accused of war crimes for throwing a grenade that wounded two U.S. soldiers in 2002, but was ordered freed in July by a U.S. judge who threw out his confession because it had been obtained through abuse...