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Congress pressing Bush to block, reverse Iraqi oil deals

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional leaders are pressing the Bush administration to block deals to be signed between the Iraqi federal government and the world's largest oil companies and to cancel deals between the Iraqi Kurdish region and smaller U.S. oil firms.

Housing rescue plan passes key Senate test

WASHINGTON - A massive foreclosure rescue bill cleared a key Senate test Tuesday by an overwhelming margin, with Democrats and Republicans both eager to claim election-year credit for helping hard-pressed homeowners.

Marathon Oil Begins Detroit Refinery Upgrade

June 20, 2008 -- Marathon Oil Corp. today announced that construction of the estimated $1.9 billion heavy oil upgrading project at its Detroit refinery is under way following issuance of an air quality permit by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

McCain Reiterates Opposition to Drilling in Wildlife Refuge

MINNEAPOLIS — Senator John McCain reiterated his opposition to drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday, a day after his statement that he would be willing to “go back and look at it again” sparked speculation among both opponents and proponents of drilling that he might change his mind.

Why flooding worsens

Up and down the flood-ravaged river valleys of the upper Midwest, high water has inflicted billions of dollars of damage to homes, businesses, and crops. It has displaced tens of thousands of families and brought immeasurable suffering. It has also brought a new concern for the region’s river towns and cities: Flooding in the Midwest seems to be getting worse.

Tim Russert Was Also a Christian

I didn't really watch Face The Nation, but whenever I saw Tim Russert being a moderator or in an interview, I liked him. I wasn't aware of his strong faith in Jesus. I found this article here: http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2008/s08060084.htm

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Good Man!

By Ken Joseph Jr.

Special to ASSIST News Service

 

Troy Neff Show: Barry Nolan explains why he was fired from Comcast

Comcast fired veteran TV journalist Barry Nolan for publicly protesting the decision by the local Emmy Awards to honor Fox News blowhard Bill O’Reilly

Barry Nolan Interview

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S.D. county approves rezoning for new oil refinery

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Voters in this mostly agricultural corner of the Midwest have approved a proposal to build the first new U.S. oil refinery in more than 30 years.

Union County residents voted 58 percent to 42 percent Tuesday to endorse the rezoning of almost 3,300 acres of pristine farm land north of Elk Point for the oil refinery.

Obama Makes History

Barack Obama made history Tuesday night when he became the first African-American in U.S. history to clinch a major party's presidential nomination.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/04/race.analysis/index.html?section=...

First Solar CEO cashes half his stock in $257 million deal

First Solar Inc.'s second-largest shareholder sold half his shares, a signal that the world's biggest solar company may soon fizzle.

China’s Cyber-Militia

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Computer hackers in China, including those working on behalf of the Chinese government and military, have penetrated deeply into the information systems of U.S.

U.S. Probes Crude Oil Trading for Price Manipulation

May 30 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading
Commission
, the watchdog for commodity transactions, is
investigating U.S. crude oil trading to determine whether the surge
in prices to record levels is the result of manipulation or fraud.

McClellan's mea culpa: Day Three

The wx-press secretary was asked if he had lied at the podium. Well, yeah.

 

$4 a gallon means more for a beer

Oil reached more record highs last week. Hopefully, that gave pause to the folks who drive to their jobs at the U.S. Commerce Department, where they are enjoined to ignore the spiraling price of gas when calculating inflation.

Obama and McCain have "righteous" problems

DALLAS (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain has a "Religious Right" problem.

RULES OR NOT, SOME SCHOOLS DON'T RESTRUCTURE

I can't believe this :)
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McCain Pastor: Islam Is a 'Conspiracy of Spiritual Evil'

• Sen. John McCain recruited the support of an evangelical minister, Pastor Rod Parsley, who describes Islam as "anti-Christ" and Mohammed as "the mouthpiece of a conspiracy of spiritual evil."

• Parsley is the pastor of the World Harvest Church of Columbus, Ohio.

Illustration of Obama in rifle crosshairs draws fire

A Roswell newspaper is defending a controversial cover illustration that placed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in a rifle's cross hairs.

FATHER PFLEGER DEFENDING JEREMIAH WRIGHT & FARRAKHAN

Must see clips!!!!!!!

VIOLENT ATTACK ON BUS

THIS IS TERRIBLE!!!!!

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