Posts Tagged: Won’t


23
Dec 10

If they won’t show up for Jeb…

it’s hard to see how the Republican contenders plan to go about courting Hispanics in 2012:

It was billed, in part, as a forum for the 2012 Republican presidential field to speak directly to Hispanics – a replica of the vaunted Conservative Political Action Conference, but tailored to the fastest-growing slice of the electorate.

Yet, when former Gov. Jeb Bush, former Sen. Norm Coleman and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez open the first Hispanic Leadership Network conference next month in Miami, the only potential presidential candidate confirmed to attend – so far – is Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney declined the invite. So did South Dakota Sen. John Thune, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Texas Gov Rick Perry.

Newt Gingrich is “amenable” to attending, but hasn’t committed yet, his spokesman said.

And others in the group, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, didn’t respond to inquiries from POLITICO.





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22
Dec 10

Anuzis won’t push for primary reform

Saul Anuzis, an RNC member and candidate for RNC chairman makes a play for the RNC members invested in the current primary system in a New Hampshire Union Leader op-ed today:

Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina each require the significant grass-roots organization that results from one-on-one and town-to-town campaigning. "I’m not working for anybody I haven’t met" is a common saying among activists in these states. These smaller states are dominated by Republicans who ask well-thought-out and pointed questions at coffees, town hall meetings and rallies. In fact, television campaigns without corresponding, on-the-ground, campaigning actually turns important grass-roots voters off.



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22
Dec 10

London: Flight returns to terminal after Muslim starts praying in aisle, won’t take his seat

This seems to be a fairly clear provocation — maybe the praying man is hoping to provoke a “discrimination” case that will establish that praying Muslims may have the run of the airplane. “Passenger’s chants delay aircraft take-off,” from Indo-Asian News Service, December 22 (thanks to Sanjay):

Valletta, Malta: An Air Malta flight from London Heathrow was forced to return to the terminal after a passenger started praying and chanting in the aisle just before take-off.

The man got to his knees on Tuesday and started chanting in Arabic and ignored instructions by cabin crew to return to his seat, a spokesman for the airline said.

Passengers panicked when they heard the man chanting, and he had to be restrained by passengers and crew, according to media reports.

The aircraft returned to the terminal and the passengers were disembarked for security procedures. British police arrested the man….

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21
Dec 10

Vikings: Brett Favre won’t go on IR, could play again – USA Today


CBC.ca
Vikings: Brett Favre won't go on IR, could play again
USA Today
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday the team does not intend to place Brett Favre on injured reserve and isn't ruling out the possibility that he could play on Sunday in Philadelphia. Favre suffered a concussion that knocked him out of
If this is Favre's last hurrah, we saw what made him a starNFL News
Brett Favre won't go on injured reserve yet, Minnesota Vikings coach saysESPN
NFC North: Bears still have work to doKansas City Star
Chicago Sun-Times –msnbc.com
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20
Dec 10

Morning Brief: North Korea says it won’t retaliate after South Korean drills

North Korea says it won’t retaliate after South Korean drills

Top news: Despite earlier promises of  “brutal consequences beyond imagination” North Korea’s response to South Korean live-fire drills today was muted, with state media pronouncing the drills “not worth reacting” to.

The drills, which involved F-15K fighter bombers and live rounds fired into disputed waters, were carried out as planned today, despite the threats from the North and the urging of Russia and China. The drills also came after the United Nations Security Council failed to pass a measure calling for restraint by both Koreas. 

A U.S. envoy, Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, was in Pyongyang at the time and said that the North Koreans had agreed to significant concessions on their nuclear program, including resuming the six-party talks and reopening their nuclear facilities to inspectors. North Korea has also agreed to return the remains of several hundred U.S. troops killed during the Korean War, Richardson says. 

Nukes: Democrats are optimistic that the New START treat with Russia will be ratified by the Senate, despite the opposition of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. 


Europe

  • International observers decried flaws and violence during last weekend’s election in Belarus, in which President Aleksandr Lukashenko was reelected by a wide margin. 
  • British police detained 12 people on terrorism charges. 
  • Thousands of flights across Europe have been grounded due to severe weather. 

Middle East

  • Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has indicated that he will take part in a new coalition government. 
  • Iran has hanged 11 members of the Sunni  militant group Jundullah. 
  • Egypt has charged new suspects for spying for Israel. 

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19
Dec 10

Gilbert Arenas Trade Won’t Send Jameer Nelson To Orlando Magic Bench – SB Nation


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Gilbert Arenas Trade Won't Send Jameer Nelson To Orlando Magic Bench
SB Nation
Stan Van Gundy has announced that Jameer Nelson, the lead ballhandler and starting point guard for Orlando's recent run of success, will remain the starter at the position. As Richardson is a rather true shooting guard, that leaves Arenas looking at a
Magic admit failures in making blockbuster deals for Arenas, TurkogluOrlando Sentinel
Here's the deal: Arenas moves onWashington Post
Arenas, Turkoglu, Richardson to MagicBoston Globe
Los Angeles Times –New York Times
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17
Dec 10

Duncan Won’t Run For RNC Chair

Former Republican National Committee chairman Mike Duncan won’t try to win back his old job, he said Friday.

In a statement e-mailed to reporters, Duncan, who chaired the committee from 2007 to 2009, said he appreciated the encouragement he had received, but that he would not have the time to run the committee as he had during the 2008 cycle. Duncan had considered a comeback, and had even participated in the first candidate forum of the year, held December 1 in Washington.

Though Duncan won’t run against the man who beat him two years ago, he pulled no punches in leveling his criticism of current chairman Michael Steele‘s tenure.

“The next chairman of the RNC faces tremendous challenges in lifting the committee out of debt, preparing for the next presidential nominee, and restoring the RNC to its place as the premier political organization in the United States. With the American Dream being destroyed by Barack Obama and the Democrats’ reckless economic policies and lack of leadership on the global stage, the stakes are so high that, to save America, we must change the leadership at the top of the committee,” Duncan said.

His exit means the field of candidates running to chair the RNC is largely set at six. Steele wants a second term, but he faces off against former Michigan Republican Party chairman Saul Anuzis, Wisconsin Party chairman Reince Priebus, former RNC co-chairman Ann Wagner, former Bush administration official Maria Cino and former RNC political director Gentry Collins.

The RNC’s 168 members will choose a new chairman on January 14. And while candidates slowly tout endorsements from committee members, the next time they meet face-to-face will be January 3, when Americans for Tax Reform holds a candidate forum in Washington.

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17
Dec 10

You Won’t Believe What They Claim Global Warming Causes NOW

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17
Dec 10

Poll: Six in ten say they won’t consider Palin

Washington (CNN) – The 2012 presidential election is still a long way away, and Sarah Palin hasn’t even decided if…
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16
Dec 10

Egypt won’t rule out Israeli responsibility for shark attack

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15
Dec 10

Feds Sue Nine Companies Over Gulf Oil Spill, Won’t Rule Out Criminal Charges

Federal officials filed a civil lawsuit on Wednesday against BP and eight other companies that the government says committed environmental violations that caused or contributed to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

The lawsuit seeks for eight companies to be held liable without limitation for both removal costs and damages caused by the oil spill (including natural resource damages) and seeks civil penalties under the Clean Water Act.

But the suit doesn’t mean that the feds are done with the oil industry. Attorney General Eric Holder called the criminal investigation and the civil inquiry “an ongoing process” and said it was “conceivable” that other litigants could be added to the civil suit if new evidence developed.

Holder admitted that it was “difficult to have parallel proceedings going on at the same time” but said the Justice Department had been careful to ensure they don’t do anything that violates the rules they have to follow on the criminal side while at the same time moving forward on the civil side. “It’s been a little tricky, but I think we’ve been successful.”

He said he couldn’t give a time frame for when criminal action might be taken and declined to describe the cooperation of the companies.

“While today’s civil action marks a critical step forward, it is not a final step,” Holder told reporters Wednesday.

The suit, announced by Holder and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson at a news conference at Justice Department headquarters, claims that the companies failed to: take necessary precautions to keep the Macondo Well under control in the period leading up to the April 20th explosion; use the best available and safest drilling technology to monitor the well’s conditions; maintain continuous surveillance; and use and maintain equipment and material that were available and necessary.

The suit names BP Exploration and Production Inc.; Anadarko Exploration & Production LP and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC; Triton Asset Leasing GMBH, Transocean Holdings LLC, Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc., and Transocean Deepwater Inc.; and BP’s insurer, QBE Underwriting Ltd./Lloyd’s Syndicate 1036.

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15
Dec 10

Vikings won’t be able to play Bears at Metrodome – Los Angeles Times


CBC.ca
Vikings won't be able to play Bears at Metrodome
Los Angeles Times
Leslie Frazier says quarterback's recovery from an injured shoulder is 'headed in the right direction.' Favre's NFL-record streak of consecutive starts ended at 297 on Monday. The Metrodome's torn roof won't be repaired in time for the Minnesota
Dome disabled; Vikings turn to U's stadiumMinneapolis Star Tribune
Vikings-Bears game will be played outdoorsKansas City Star
Bears-Vikes game at Gophers' homeChicago Tribune
Austin American-Statesman –New York Times –USA Today
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14
Dec 10

Metrodome won’t be ready for Vikings by Monday – USA Today


CBC.ca
Metrodome won't be ready for Vikings by Monday
USA Today
The Vikings released a statement Tuesday night that said, in part: "We are committed to playing Monday night's game in Minnesota in front of our fans. With Mall of America Field at the Metrodome now unavailable, we have turned our full attention to the
Vikings Want to Move Outside for Bears GameNew York Times
Vikings exec: Monday night game on at TCF stadiumHouston Chronicle
Adrian Peterson: Vikes turn attention to TCF Bank StadiumRotoworld.com
ProFootballTalk –MiamiHerald.com –SportingNews.com
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14
Dec 10

The Rebound Effect Or Why A Prius Won’t Save The Planet

Complicating Stephen Budiansky's thoughts on emissions and efficiency, here is Bjørn Lomborg:

Here's something to think about. Back in the early 1970s, the average American expended roughly 70 million British thermal units per year to heat, cool, and power his or her home. Since then, of course, we have made great strides in energy efficiency. As the Washington Post recently reported, dishwashers now use 45 percent less power than they did two decades ago, and refrigerators 51 percent less. So how much energy do Americans use in their homes today? On a per capita basis, the figure is roughly what it was 40 years ago: 70 million BTUs.

This surprising lack of change is the result of something economists call the "rebound effect." It's a phenomenon familiar to urban planners, who long ago discovered that building more roads doesn't ease traffic jams—it merely encourages more people to get in their cars and drive.

The underlying principle is a decidedly counterintuitive fact of life. You might think that learning to use something more efficiently will result in your using less of it, but the opposite is true: the more efficient we get at using something, the more of it we are likely to use. Efficiency doesn't reduce consumption; it increases it. 





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The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan


14
Dec 10

The Rebound Effect Or Why A Prius Won’t Save The Planet

Complicating Stephen Budiansky's thoughts on emissions and efficiency, here is Bjørn Lomborg:

Here's something to think about. Back in the early 1970s, the average American expended roughly 70 million British thermal units per year to heat, cool, and power his or her home. Since then, of course, we have made great strides in energy efficiency. As the Washington Post recently reported, dishwashers now use 45 percent less power than they did two decades ago, and refrigerators 51 percent less. So how much energy do Americans use in their homes today? On a per capita basis, the figure is roughly what it was 40 years ago: 70 million BTUs.

This surprising lack of change is the result of something economists call the "rebound effect." It's a phenomenon familiar to urban planners, who long ago discovered that building more roads doesn't ease traffic jams—it merely encourages more people to get in their cars and drive.

The underlying principle is a decidedly counterintuitive fact of life. You might think that learning to use something more efficiently will result in your using less of it, but the opposite is true: the more efficient we get at using something, the more of it we are likely to use. Efficiency doesn't reduce consumption; it increases it. 





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