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"We Shouldn't Underestimate This Storm," Pierluisi Says As Hurricane Fiona Hits Puerto Rico
"We shouldn't underestimate this storm," Pierluisi says as Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico. At a briefing on Saturday, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi warned his country. Pierluisi of Puerto Rico said on Facebook Sunday afternoon that more than 1.5 million people will experience power outages as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 85 mph and heavy rains approaches the island.
Super Typhoon Nanmadol Forces Four Million People To Evacuate In Japan
This morning, September 18, typhoon Nanmadol made landfall, bringing with it gusts of 112 mph (180 km/h) and heavy rainfall that could exceed 20 inches in some places. Super typhoon Nanmadol forces four million people to evacuate in Japan. On the southernmost tip of the island of Kyushu, one of the four islands that make up the bulk of Japan, close to the city of Kagoshima, it first made landfall.
A Strong Earthquake Strikes Southeastern Taiwan, Injuring 146 People
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A strong earthquake strikes southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, September 18, as per the island's weather bureau. The quake caused train carriages to derail, caused a convenience store to collapse, and caused hundreds of people to become stranded on mountain roads. As per the weather bureau, the epicenter was located in Taitung county. This quake came after a 6.4 magnitude tremor that occurred on Saturday evening in the same region, however, it did not result in any fatalities.
Exposing Domestic Intelligence “Fusion Centers” in Michigan
Menendez, Lautenberg to Continue BP-Lockerbie Investigation
Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, both New Jersey Democrats, will continue to seek details about BP’s alleged involvement in the release last year of
No Experience Necessary
Gov. Sarah Palin’s a middle-class hockey mom, but does that really qualify her to be vice president?
Women Are Dumb, Inconsequential
School of Hock
A growing number of college grads are defaulting on their student loans as the economy worsens.
Net Investors Bullish on Palin’s Prospects for Staying on Ticket
Just for fun, the Internet prediction Website Intrade has opened a contract on whether Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be withdrawn as McCain’s running mate.
Bachmann uncomfortable over earmarks ban
Republicans appear to have boxed themselves into a corner with their portrayal of earmarks as wasteful spending, as many of them have backed a moratorium on
Troubled mine holds hope for U.S. rare earth industry
China currently controls 97 percent of the world’s rare earth production. The Mountain Pass Mine could change that -- if it can overcome serious environmental concerns.
The Neverending Mosque Debate
President Obama’s comments on Friday and Saturday concerning the right of what’s now commonly referred to as the Ground Zero Mosque to break earth in downtown
Tea Party Candidate Goes After Meghan McCain
Here’s one example of how little the McCain brand is cherished by the conservative grassroots. Les Phillip, the self-identified Tea Party Republican candidate
Uighurs Working at Bermuda Golf Course
This is nice. Four Muslims from China once confined to small prison cells as suspected terrorists at Guantánamo are now sprucing up the wide-open spaces of an
The Attack on Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor’s public characterization neglects her quintessential American story of growing up in public housing and then going on to graduate at the top of her class at Princeton and serve as an editor of the law review at Yale.
Martinez calls N.M. Democratic compromise bill on driver’s licenses ‘partisan gimmick’
New Mexico House Democrats reintroduced a compromise bill tightening requirements for foreign nationals applying for driver’s licenses Friday, but Gov. Martinez called it a “partisan gimmick.” The bill, almost identical to the one passed in the Senate during the regular session, would require driver’s licenses for those without a Social Security number to be renewed every two years — instead of every four to eight — and additional documentation proving New Mexico residency. Some of the notices sent out to foreign nationals asking them to prove state residency were sent back because the license-holders never lived at the address, the address did not exist or they simply moved out-of-state.
Offshore drilling vote sees bipartisan support in U.S. House, but not for Florida delegation
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the second of its three-part package of bills aimed at encouraging offshore drilling on Wednesday. # More than two dozen Democrats joined Republicans in supporting the measure , but the Florida delegation voted strictly along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition
Enforcing Party Discipline
If Republicans are too harsh on their members (like Delaware’s Rep. Mike Castle) for occasionally voting out of step with their party, are Democrats too