Kimberley Strassel: Creigh Deeds’s Union Label – WSJ.com


OPINION: POTOMAC WATCH OCTOBER 15, 2009, 6:59 P.M. ET
Creigh Deeds’s Union Label
Big Labor becomes a political liability in Virginia.
By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
‘When I’m governor, you won’t just have a friend in Richmond—you’ll have a partner.” So said Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds to union supporters on Oct. 3, 2008.
The question for Mr. Deeds these days [...]

U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects – Washington Times


U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects
Thursday Oct. 15, 2009
By Shaun Waterman THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an [...]

New Israeli battery provides 1000s of hours of power | Jerusalem Post


Prof. Yair Ein-Eli in his Technion lab, where he invented a battery that is potentially as eco-friendly as sand.

Oct 14, 2009 23:46 | Updated Oct 15, 2009 11:14
New Israeli battery provides thousands of hours of power
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
A new kind of portable electrochemical battery that can produce thousands of hours of power – and soon replace the [...]

Ohio State Student Group Hosts Hamas Fundraiser – Pajamas Media


Ohio State Student Group Hosts Hamas Fundraiser
In the heartland of America, a left-wing British politician raises funds that support extremism and terrorism in Gaza.
October 15, 2009 – by Patrick Poole
Last March, extreme left-wing UK politician George Galloway traveled to Gaza and handed over a pile of cash to the head of Hamas. The photo-op was [...]

CNN’s Finishes 4th in Prime Time Demo For 7th Consecutive Weeknight | TV | Mediaite


CNN’s Finishes 4th in Prime Time Demo For 7th Consecutive Weeknight
by Steve Krakauer | 6:33 pm, October 14th, 2009
RATINGS
Cable news ratings, October 13, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:
• For the 7th consecutive weekday, CNN finished fourth on cable news in the prime time A25-54 demographic. It was the 77th [...]

Poll: Obama personal popularity at new low – by Byron York


OPINION
Poll: Obama personal popularity at new low
By: BYRON YORK
Chief Political Correspondent
10/15/09 6:57 AM EDT
A new Gallup poll shows that the number of people who have a favorable impression of Barack Obama has fallen to its lowest point since he became president. Fifty-six percent say they have a favorable impression of Obama, versus 40 percent who [...]

Could A Wave Be Building? – by George Will – RealClearPolitics


October 15, 2009
Could A Wave Be Building?
By George Will
WASHINGTON — Demure Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution, but since then has not made many waves. It might, however, be part of a political wave a year from now, thanks to a direct descendent of Benjamin Franklin.
The great man’s great-great-great-great-great grandson, Mike Castle, [...]

American Thinker: Endangering People to Protect Fish – by Janet Levy


October 15, 2009
Endangering People to Protect Fish
By Janet Levy
California, the nation’s largest producer of fruits, nuts, vegetables, livestock and dairy products, ranks fifth in the world as a supplier of food and agricultural commodities. Cash receipts totaled more than $36.6 billion in 2007. By comparison, Coca Cola’s 2008 revenue was $32 billion.
The state provides more [...]

Group Cuts Ties With Limbaugh to Buy NFL Team – FOXNews


He wins, America loses!

Group Cuts Ties With Limbaugh to Buy NFL Team
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
ST. LOUIS —  Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams.
Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a bid led by St. LouisBlues chairman Dave Checketts, but Checketts said [...]

Watchdog: Treasury and Fed failed in AIG oversight – AP Wire


Oct 14, 7:07 PM EDT
Watchdog: Treasury and Fed failed in AIG oversight
By DANIEL WAGNER – AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is “ultimately responsible” for regulators’ failure to rein in massive bonus payments at American International Group because he led the agencies that provided AIG’s lifelines, according to a bailout watchdog.
Geithner was president of [...]