Saturday, March 5, 2011

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Former Alaska governor Sarah palin speaks during the Republican Party of Iowa's Ronald Reagan Dinner, Sept. 17, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. AP Photo by Charlie Neibergall
Sarah palin's Iowa problem

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah palin clarified remarks posted on Twitter this week in response to a Supreme Court ruling in favor of a church that demonstrates at military funerals, saying she was making a point about a double standard on free speech, not that the group shouldn't have the right to protest.
palin clarifies statement on Supreme Court ruling: 'I wasn't calling for any limit on free speech'

UPDATE: palin clarifies her comments here. The headline and article have been edited to reflect her statement.
palin speaks out on Supreme Court ruling

Sarah palin slammed the Supreme Court's ruling that members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church can protest homosexuality by continuing to picket military funerals.
palin rips Supreme Court decision on Westboro: lacks 'common sense'

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Live coverage of all the day's political developments as they happen including prime minister's questions 12.33pm: Verdict: There were two clashes on display at PMQs today. Neither was particularly riveting, but there were some points of interest. First, Cameron v Miliband. The Libyan exchanges did not take us very far, but on Sure Start centres, Cameron was left floundering. He dodged the first ...
politics blog + PMQs live

Overreach and backlash: They are the prime drivers of politics in our time, pushing the pendulum swing back and forth between the parties faster and faster.
Beware politics' evil twins

We're fascinated by our politics, so why doesn't TV comedy and drama exploit that?
The politics of laughing at politics and politicians

A master manipulator of power politics, Arjun Singh was a one-time Congress bigwig who was known to set his eyes on the highest political throne but saw his political fortunes dwindle in the last decade and a half.
Power + politics + manipulation = Arjun Singh

I should have put it in writing. Last Wednesday, I was talking to a colleague at work about how all the analysts were predicting that Boeing didn't have much of a chance of winning one of the biggest military contracts ever -- the $30 billion tanker deal.
politics had a part in Boeing's win of tanker contract

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Queensland will not be forced to take out disaster insurance when the flood levy is enacted, Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten said.
disaster insurance not compulsory: Shorten

Lack of information aggravated winter water crisis
Communications disaster

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Europe's center-right leaders struggled Friday to show a united front amid stark divisions on how to tackle the debt crisis that has rocked the continent for more than a year.
conservative EU leaders struggle for crisis unity

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Friday, March 4, 2011

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A new study gave college sports solid grades Thursday in racial and gender hiring practices, although one of the authors noted "troubling" trends regarding conference commissioners and athletic directors.
college sports gets solid grades in new report

A washboard field. A cracked track. Six certified lanes, not the eight required for conference meets. And all this on the roof of a parking structure that had problems too. A new Los Angeles City college athletic venue seems 'cursed.' After years of delays and false starts, the project seemed to be nearing completion, finally.
L.A. City college sports facility tripped up by one misstep after another

The Brigham Young basketball star was suspended from the team for having sex with his girlfriend, diminishing the school's chances at a national title
The Brandon Davies Dilemma: Can Religion and college sports Co-Exist?

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NFL club owners and players are to take an extra 24 hours to try and reach a new collective bargaining agreement.
NFL and stars extend crunch talks

The NFL and its players union agreed to a 24-hour extension in their collective bargaining negotiations, pushing the lockout deadline to midnight Friday, a negotiator said.
NFL labor deadline pushed back

Negotiations between NFL owners and the players union on a new collective bargaining agreement were given a 24-hour extension Thursday.
NFL labor talks extended for 24 hours

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We're fascinated by our politics, so why doesn't TV comedy and drama exploit that?
The politics of laughing at politics and politicians

politics may trump the idea of globalization in deciding the fate of a proposed takeover of the TMX Group, raising the specter of a second foreign-backed deal blocked by Canada in a matter of months.
Ontario hearings to highlight politics of TMX deal

Newt Gingrich's decision to acknowledge publicly he is exploring a White House bid will be seen as a significant moment, a line drawn in the sand that will mark the official beginning of the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Preston on politics: Campaign for GOP nod began in 2009

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Former Alaska governor Sarah palin speaks during the Republican Party of Iowa's Ronald Reagan Dinner, Sept. 17, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. AP Photo by Charlie Neibergall
Sarah palin's Iowa problem

Sarah palin slammed the Supreme Court's ruling that members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church can protest homosexuality by continuing to picket military funerals.
palin rips Supreme Court decision on Westboro: lacks 'common sense'

The 20-year-old daughter of political sensation Sarah palin is already writing a book about her life
Bristol palin's memoir: Worth printing?

Sarah palin criticized Wednesday's Supreme Court decision that upheld a Kansas church's right to protest at military funerals, a sign of where the potential 2012 presidential contender draws the line on free speech.
palin: First Amendment should not protect protesters at military funerals

The Iowa Republican Party chairman said Thursday that if Sarah palin seeks the presidency, she shouldn't think she can win the GOP nomination without seriously participating in the first-in-the-nation caucuses.
Iowa GOP chief: 'Risky' for palin to ignore Iowa

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We're fascinated by our politics, so why doesn't TV comedy and drama exploit that?
The politics of laughing at politics and politicians

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NFL owners ended their special labor meeting Wednesday night without taking any action, just 30 hours before the collective bargaining agreement with the players expires.
NFL owners conclude 3-hour meeting

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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OTTAWA - The only conservative candidate who refused to participate in the party's in-and-out election financing scheme says he's gratified that the Federal Court of Appeal has sided with Elections Canada and that criminal charges have been laid against Tory officials.
conservative in-and-out refusenik finds solace in Federal Court ruling

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The tea party movement has spread across the nation for several years and now a group has formed in Watertown. Our Amanda Kelley was at their first meeting and tells us what impact this organization hopes to have on the political community.
tea party forms in Watertown

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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politics may trump the idea of globalization in deciding the fate of a proposed takeover of the TMX Group, raising the specter of a second foreign-backed deal blocked by Canada in a matter of months.
Ontario hearings to highlight politics of TMX deal

The Obama administration cast international trade as an essential element of economic growth and job creation Tuesday as it tried to resolve partisan wrangling that threatens to derail a pivotal trade agreement with South Korea.
Partisan politics threaten pending US trade deals

I should have put it in writing. Last Wednesday, I was talking to a colleague at work about how all the analysts were predicting that Boeing didn't have much of a chance of winning one of the biggest military contracts ever -- the $30 billion tanker deal.
politics had a part in Boeing's win of tanker contract

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A primer on a potential labor shutdown in the NFL, which could happen this week. Q: What does a lockout mean? A: If the owners impose a lockout of the players after the collective bargaining agreement expires at the end of the day Thursday, there would be no on-field football action or communication between players currently in the NFL and the teams.
NFL lockout, decertification: What it all means

With record TV ratings last season, the National Football League may be in its best shape ever. So why are the teams' owners about to lock the players out over revenue? It all comes down to greed, says Buzz Bissinger.
NFL Owners' Lockout Ego Trip

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The last US veteran of World war I, who lied about his age to join the army in 1917, has died, ending America's living connection with the Great war. He was 110.
America's last World war I veteran dies

The last US veteran of World war I, who lied about his age to join the army in 1917, has died at the age of 110, ending America's living connection with the Great war.
Last US veteran of World war I dies

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Few could know more about the good, the bad and the ugly of politics than a twice-elected, once-impeached governor.Or at least that's the thinking behind an invitation to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to deliver a keynote speech to more than 500 high school students participating April 2 in a national politics convention. That's just weeks before Blagojevich's corruption retrial is ...
Blagojevich to talk politics to youth

I should have put it in writing. Last Wednesday, I was talking to a colleague at work about how all the analysts were predicting that Boeing didn't have much of a chance of winning one of the biggest military contracts ever -- the $30 billion tanker deal.
politics had a part in Boeing's win of tanker contract

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Monday, February 28, 2011

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NFL Combine Results 2011 and NFL Combine Scouting 2011 Results- We are about to witness the much awaited NFL Combine 2011 and its skills positions, scouting and live results. The National Invitational Camp or NFL Scouting Combine, as it is more widely known, is a week-long showcase, occurring every February in Indianapolis, Indiana's Lucas Oil Stadium (and formerly at [...]
NFL Combine Results 2011 and NFL Combine Scouting 2011 Results

The NFL Combine Results have already released. New 40-Yard Dash record had already determined as the NFL Combine players show their prowess in their NFL round. One of the most intriguing battles that will play out over the next two months leading up to the 2011 NFL draft is Auburn DT Nick Fairley vs. Alabama [...]
NFL Combine 2011 Scores, Results and NFL Scouting Combine Reactions

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Politics / Sports

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Texas has the most conservative congressional delegation in the country with Sen. John Cornyn and Reps. Randy Neugebauer and Sam Johnson ranking most conservative among their colleagues, according to a report released by the National Journal. Senate photoSen. John Cornyn...
New study: Texas delegation most conservative in the country

Republicans Jane L. Corwin and David Bellavia are trying to outdo each other in conservative credentials this week as they vie for the minor-party line that could prove crucial in the upcoming 26th Congressional District special election.
conservative stripes shown by Corwin and Bellavia

New charges laid against the federal conservative party and four of its officials should not have moved ahead until a key court case was settled, a party spokesperson said Friday.
conservative Party 'disappointed' charges filed

conservative Mychal Massie, chairman of the black leadership network Project 21, is calling on liberal African American leaders to back up their charges of racism against the Tea Party.
conservative African American: Debate me, Sharpton and you libs!

WASHINGTON -- Who's the most conservative senator in Congress? According to one new ranking, Republican Sen.
Chambliss tied for No. 1 among most conservative senators

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

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NFL Combine Results: NFL Combine 2011 Results and Skills Position - We are about to witness the much awaited NFL Combine 2011 and its skills positions, scouting and live results. The National Invitational Camp or NFL Scouting Combine, as it is more widely known, is a week-long showcase, occurring every February in Indianapolis, Indiana's Lucas Oil Stadium (and formerly at [...]
NFL Combine Results: NFL Combine 2011 Results and Skills Position

The NFL Players Association is preparing to take its battle with the NFL to court. The union plans to "decertify" before the current collective bargaining agreement expires on Thursday night, according to several reports.
NFL players' game plan: Decertify

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league's top labor negotiator used this week's annual scouting combine to update owners on the collective bargaining negotiations.
NFL labor committee updates owners on negotiations

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Gov. christie took his budget proposal on the road Thursday to West Deptford, hometown of his political foe, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, and heard applause for his calls to cut pension and health benefits for public workers.
christie takes budget proposal to Gloucester County

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