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2009-07-21 08:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne has resolved his lawsuit against the Ohio Republican Party ("ORP"), the Republican National Committee ("RNC") and Senator John McCain. The lawsuit arose from a web campaign video produced by the ORP in support of Senator McCain's campaign for President of the United States which incorporated portions of the song Running On Empty, a song written and recorded by Mr. Browne. The lawsuit, filed in August, 2008 in the...

2009-07-20 19:23:35

A weekly series by UPI examining the global telecommunications phenomenon known as the World Wide Web. -- CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- As the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court last summer prepared their opinions for the case of Lawrence, et al. vs. Texas, gay activists around the country rapidly readied their online response. We didn't know whether we would celebrate, protest, or celebrate and protest, said Robin Tyler, executive director of the Equality Campaign, a homosexual rights...

2009-07-16 15:42:00

PHOENIX, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- OnTrac joined business representatives from around the country and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to tell Congress that it's time to invest in our highways, bridges, and public transportation systems. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/ 20080512/LAM030LOGO) On September 30, 2009, the nation's core surface transportation programs will expire and Congress must seize this critical opportunity to improve existing programs and increase investment in...

2009-07-03 16:15:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been selected as winner of the 2009 Sitting Duck Award, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists announced Friday. The award is given annually to the person who provides the best material for columnists facing deadlines. Palin, who became a national political figure overnight last year when Sen. John McCain selected her as his running mate, beat out former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Being a prominent jerk or cretin is often a thankless job, said the...

2009-07-01 17:40:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential nominee, said she thinks she can win running against Obama -- that is, in an actual footrace. Palin said in an interview with Runner's World that she would absolutely accept an invitation to go running with President Barack Obama and she said she is confident she would win in a race. I betcha I'd have more endurance, she told the magazine. My one claim to fame in my own little internal running circle is a sub-four (hour)...

2009-06-23 14:20:18

More individuals gave more money to candidates for federal office, national and state party committees, and political action committees or other interest groups in 2007óˆ´ than in any previous election. The surge in numbers of individuals contributing rose substantially from 2004 to 2008. Researchers define small donors as individuals who contributed less than $200 to a candidate or party committee during 2007 and 2008. Large donors were also more active in 2008...

2009-06-17 13:58:00

- 66% of viewers say Letterman's remarks about Palin's daughter went too far - FLEMINGTON, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 500 viewers of video clips featuring David Letterman's remarks about Sarah Palin's daughter and his apology on Monday night revealed that 60% of responders indicated that Letterman's apology was sincere. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071204/NYTU133LOGO ) The study was conducted buy HCD Research using its MediaCurves.com(R)...

2009-06-17 08:52:37

About 50 protesters chanting Fire Dave! gathered Tuesday night outside of the New York studio where Late Show with David Letterman is taped. The demonstrators called for Letterman's ouster in the wake of a crude joke he made about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's teen-age daughter last week. Palin voiced her outrage over the joke, prompting Letterman to say he was sorry for the widely panned quip. Although Palin has said she accepts Letterman's apology, dozens of protesters went through with their...

2009-06-16 13:49:53

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Tuesday said she accepts David Letterman's apology regarding a sexually charged joke he made about her teen-age daughter. Letterman said during Monday night's show that he was sorry he made the remark, which sparked a media firestorm and prompted a group of his detractors to call for his firing. Of course, it's accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve,...

2009-06-15 17:05:00

New York State Assemblyman Brian Kolb is co-sponsor of a Web site calling for David Letterman's firing over his now-infamous Sarah Palin daughter joke. Palin, the governor of Alaska, slammed the late-night TV talk show host after he made a rude remark about New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez getting her teenage daughter pregnant during a game. A furious Palin demanded an apology from Letterman and the comedian acquiesced, explaining he was not referring to the Republican former vice...

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