Remarks by the President on Egypt and the President Mubarak Resignation

February 11, 2011 Politisite 0

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  There are very few moments in our lives where we have the privilege to witness history taking place.  This is one of those moments.  This is one of those times.  The people of Egypt have spoken, their voices have been heard, and Egypt will never be the same. By stepping down, President Mubarak responded to the Egyptian people’s hunger for change.  But this is not […]

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Egypt's Mubarak resigns, Army in Control

February 11, 2011 Politisite 0

President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt turned over all power to the military, and left the Egyptian capital for his resort home in Sharm el-Sheik, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced on state television on Friday. The announcement, delivered during evening prayers in Cairo, set off a frenzy of celebration, with protesters shouting “Egypt is free!” The Egyptian military issued a communiqué pledging to carry out a variety of constitutional reforms in […]

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Statement of President Barack Obama on Egypt

February 10, 2011 Politisite 0

The Egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority, but it is not yet clear that this transition is immediate, meaningful or sufficient. Too many Egyptians remain unconvinced that the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy, and it is the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the Egyptian people and the world. The Egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete […]

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Mubarak Speech: Will Delegate authority to Vice-president Omar Suleiman but won't step down

February 10, 2011 Politisite 0

By Albert N. Milliron (Politisite)– President Mubarak spoke live through Egyptian Television stating that he intends to remain President of Egypt until the national election that will take place in September 2011.  He spoke to the Egyptian people calling himself a father figure toward the people as his children.  He related that he will not be influenced by outside sources, possibly referring to the pressure he has received from the […]

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Mubarak Live Speech tonight likely to step down Army to take Control of Egypt

February 10, 2011 Politisite 0

Egypt’s President Mubarak is expected to give a speech some time after 10:00 local time (3:00 p.m. ET) to step down as President after nearly thirty years of rule. Egyptian TV began covering the protests along with video from Independence Square earlier today reveling a change in their coverage. Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak looked likely to step down on Thursday after the military high command took control of a nation […]

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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is speaking!

February 9, 2011 Politisite 0

Gabrielle Giffords‘ simple request for a piece of toast for breakfast this week signaled a milestone in her recovery — because she asked for it with spoken words. The Democratic congresswoman from Arizona, severely wounded when she was shot in the head at a public event a month ago, has been speaking “more and more each day,” C.J. Karamargin, one of her congressional aides, said Wednesday. Karamargin could not give […]

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Hatemonger Glenn Beck attacks Code Pink for dialogue on Justice Thomas

February 8, 2011 Politisite 0

A “predominantly White” group of protesters in Palm Springs, California from the Groups Common Cause and Code Pink were interviewed by an undercover videographer. The groups were protesting the Libertarian billionaire Koch Brothers. 25 protesters were arrested.   The video of several of the attendees is stunning when the interviewer asked individuals questions about conservative Judge Clarence Thomas.  Words like send him “Back to the Fields”, “String Him Up”, and […]

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Keith Olbermann: Is the Climate about to Change at Current TV?

February 8, 2011 Politisite 0

Has Keith Olbermann won the Future? This from Lauren A.E. Schuker For Keith Olbermann, the future is now. The former host of MSNBC’s “Countdown,” who left the network last month after a series of public disputes with its management, will announce his next step Tuesday in a telephone conference. Mr. Olbermann’s plans may include a deal with public affairs channel Current TV, which former Vice President Al Gore helped found […]

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Arizona Rancher Ordered by Court to Pay Undocumented Immigrants for Holding Them at Gunpoint

February 7, 2011 Politisite 0

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court verdict ordering Arizona rancher Roger Barnett to pay damages of $87,000 for holding a group of undocumented immigrants at gunpoint. The incident occurred in March 2004 when the gun-toting Barnett detained a group of 16 unauthorized immigrants — none of them carrying weapons — on public land near the border town of Douglas, Arizona. He held the group captive […]

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AOL to Buy The Huffington Post in $315 Million Deal

February 7, 2011 Politisite 0

AOL to Buy The Huffington Post in $315 Million Deal The Huffington Post, which began in 2005 with a meager $1 million investment and has grown into one of the most heavily visited news Web sites in the country, is being acquired by AOL in a deal that creates an unlikely pairing of two online media giants. The two companies completed the sale Sunday evening and were expected to announce […]