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Senate Foreign Relations hearing of Dr. Condoleezza Rice to be Sec.of State. [LIVE Thread - Day 2] (
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS ^ | 1-18-05 | SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS

Posted on 01/18/2005 4:38:21 AM PST by OXENinFLA

Secretary of State Nomination
Part I



HEARING
before the

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS
FIRST SESSION


Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Break -
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Place: 216 Hart Senate Office Building
Presiding: Senator Lugar

 
 

Nominee:
+ Dr. Condoleezza Rice
    To be Secretary of State
+ The Hearing will Commence on Tuesday, January
    18, 2005 and will Continue, If Necessary, on the

    Following Day Wednesday, January 19, 2005.
    Immediately Following the Conclusion of Hearing,
    the Chairman Will Convene a Business Meeting to
    Vote on the Nomination.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: condi; drrice; secofstate; senate
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CONFIRMATION HEARINGS

Dr. Rice as Secretary of State The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a confirmation hearing for National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) chairs the hearing with Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) serving as ranking member. TUES., 9AM ET, C-SPAN


Thought I better make this now, we're going to need it.
1 posted on 01/18/2005 4:38:24 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

Get the popcorn ready.......


2 posted on 01/18/2005 4:39:33 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

Whoare the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?


3 posted on 01/18/2005 4:41:29 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (60 votes and the world changes.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

"Whoare the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee? "

Never mind. Found it. ROFL... Kerry is on the committee. Wonder if he will ask Condi what her net worth is.


4 posted on 01/18/2005 4:43:10 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (60 votes and the world changes.)
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To: OXENinFLA
Republican members

Chairman
Richard G. Lugar

Chuck Hagel
Nebraska

Lincoln Chafee
Rhode Island

George Allen
Virginia

Norm Coleman
Minnesota

George V. Voinovich
Ohio

Lamar Alexander
Tennessee

John E. Sununu
New Hampshire

Lisa Murkowski
Alaska

Mel Martinez
Florida

5 posted on 01/18/2005 4:43:11 AM PST by Dane (trial lawyers are the parasites to wealth creating society)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

http://foreign.senate.gov/about.html


6 posted on 01/18/2005 4:44:39 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: OXENinFLA

Condi is the smartest women in any room she's in.


7 posted on 01/18/2005 4:46:02 AM PST by Peach (The Cl intons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: OXENinFLA
Democrat members

Ranking Member
Joe Biden
Delaware

Paul S. Sarbanes
Maryland

Christopher J. Dodd
Connecticut

John F. Kerry
Massachusetts

Russell D. Feingold
Wisconsin

Barbara Boxer
California

Bill Nelson
Florida

Barack Obama
Illinois

8 posted on 01/18/2005 4:46:11 AM PST by Dane (trial lawyers are the parasites to wealth creating society)
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To: Dane

We have quite a few RINOs serving, I see. Wonder if Kerry will show up? He's been so busy trashing the US that he may be too tired.


9 posted on 01/18/2005 4:48:26 AM PST by Peach (The Cl intons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Let the preening and the self-serving speeches disguised as questions begin.

There is nothing in the universe that possesses less value than a United States Senator in front of a TV camera.


10 posted on 01/18/2005 4:48:29 AM PST by thelastvirgil (Idiot-proof ANYTHING, and someone will build a better idiot.)
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To: rocksblues

bump for 9am


11 posted on 01/18/2005 4:49:52 AM PST by rocksblues (Sgt. Rafael Peralta, American Hero, Everyone should know his name.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Condi will eat them for breakfast. I hope she has that "I could kick every single one of your white asses" look on her face when she sits down.


12 posted on 01/18/2005 4:49:55 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Conservatism pays off. Liberalism just wants to be paid.)
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To: OXENinFLA
I'm checking in - popcorn in hand.


13 posted on 01/18/2005 4:50:05 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Peach
We have quite a few RINOs serving, I see

It will be interesting to see what Chaffee says.

He'll probably pull a Bob Kerrey and do a 5 minute attack.

14 posted on 01/18/2005 4:51:29 AM PST by Dane (trial lawyers are the parasites to wealth creating society)
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To: thelastvirgil

Might need to turn on the A/C..There will be a lot of hot air coming our way today.


15 posted on 01/18/2005 4:51:40 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Dane; Peach; OXENinFLA
LOL! This'll be rich, Kerry, Biden, Boxer and Osama Obama!! The Pubs have a few RINOs on that committee. I was very unimpressed with Lamar Alexander last week. He gave a tv interview on Fox and not recognizing the name I at first was convinced he was a RAT. Isn't that specccccial?

Popcorn's ready here.

16 posted on 01/18/2005 4:51:53 AM PST by prairiebreeze (George W Bush: Spending well-earned political capital.)
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To: All
REPUBS.

Chairman
Richard G. Lugar

Chuck Hagel
Nebraska

Lincoln Chafee
Rhode Island

George Allen
Virginia

Norm Coleman
Minnesota

George V. Voinovich
Ohio

Lamar Alexander
Tennessee

John E. Sununu
New Hampshire

Lisa Murkowski
Alaska

Mel Martinez
Florida





DEMS

Ranking Member
Joseph R. Biden

Paul S. Sarbanes
Maryland

Christopher J. Dodd
Connecticut

John F. Kerry
Massachusetts

Russell D. Feingold
Wisconsin

Barbara Boxer
California

Bill Nelson
Florida

Barack Obama (aka Osama Obama)
Illinois [How did he get on this committee?]
17 posted on 01/18/2005 4:52:58 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Dane
Barack Obama, Illinois

I am curious.... It is my understanding that it takes a bit of seniority to gain a chair on these committees.....right?

18 posted on 01/18/2005 4:53:51 AM PST by cbkaty
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To: Peach
Peach, I'm betting Kerry will be there. I wouldn't be surprised if he asks Dr. Rice why, in Ohio, some dems had to wait in line 11 hours while the Republicans were whisked through the voting process. Then he'll go on as to why we are pushing for a vote in Iraq when we can't even stop disenfranchisement of voters here in our own country. Hopefully Dr. Rice has a flip flop in her purse she can whip out at an opportune moment. ;-)
19 posted on 01/18/2005 4:54:21 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Dane

oops, sorry I got distracted by work......


20 posted on 01/18/2005 4:54:28 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Quilla

LOLOL!

I rather think he'll surprise us and actually show up for work for the first time in a while too. Camera time, you know. Probably had his facial last night in preparation.


21 posted on 01/18/2005 4:56:26 AM PST by Peach (The Cl intons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: All

Does anyone know where it can be heard on the net?


22 posted on 01/18/2005 4:56:42 AM PST by misharu (I've been here a while . . .you just haven't noticed me.)
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To: cbkaty

Elevation to star status trumps seniority in democrat circles. They have so few stars these days.


23 posted on 01/18/2005 4:56:50 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Quilla

LOL! When she pulls that flip-flop out I'd love to see her smack those Dimbulbs up-side their fool heads.


24 posted on 01/18/2005 4:57:39 AM PST by prairiebreeze (George W Bush: Spending well-earned political capital.)
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To: cbkaty
It is my understanding that it takes a bit of seniority to gain a chair on these committees.....right?

I think we all said that same thing when Hillary got on the Senate Armed Services Committee

25 posted on 01/18/2005 4:57:51 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks for the C-Span info.


26 posted on 01/18/2005 4:57:55 AM PST by PilloryHillary
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To: misharu
Does anyone know where it can be heard on the net?

The C-span link at post#1

27 posted on 01/18/2005 4:59:38 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: prairiebreeze

Didn't Lamar Alexander run for higher office a few years ago? What a committee...is this the best we can do?


28 posted on 01/18/2005 5:00:33 AM PST by Peach (The Cl intons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: cbkaty
committee membership - Senators are assigned to specific committees by their party conference. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
29 posted on 01/18/2005 5:02:20 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

We can only hope that Coleman, Sununu, and Martinez comport themselves well. As for the others, it looks like a who's who of charlatan losers and peacocks.
Do we dare watch Biden and Dodd? Forget the popcorn, I'm going for a preemptive strike with a good anti-nausea elixir.


30 posted on 01/18/2005 5:03:47 AM PST by thelastvirgil (Idiot-proof ANYTHING, and someone will build a better idiot.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Or if he'll even show up for work today.


31 posted on 01/18/2005 5:04:31 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: OXENinFLA; cbkaty

Must be Obama's extensive background in foreign relations. Cough....choke....


32 posted on 01/18/2005 5:06:18 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: thelastvirgil
Forget the popcorn, I'm going for a preemptive strike with a good anti-nausea elixir.

LOL.

Off topic: Bishop freed in Iraqi kidnapping incident.

33 posted on 01/18/2005 5:07:43 AM PST by Peach (The grill on the hill. The Democrats are toast.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Or perhaps they just didn't want to be accused of holding a high-tech lynching...using Obama as their token and shield.


34 posted on 01/18/2005 5:08:00 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: OXENinFLA
Well, sorry folks, I have to work today. Beginning at 9 am, don't you know. However, please keep abreast of the ass-kicking. When Boxer comes in to smack her, Condi will smack back, and hard.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

35 posted on 01/18/2005 5:08:54 AM PST by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: anniegetyourgun
Must be Obama's extensive background in foreign relations. Cough....choke....

Well, he did study the Qu'ran. Yes, shocking that didn't become an issue during the debates.

36 posted on 01/18/2005 5:12:02 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Peach
What a committee...is this the best we can do?

Just makes a person feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it? On another topic, what about Howie Dean possibly getting the DNC chair! And Bill Kristol says Bill&Hill want Weasley Clark to jump in the running.

I have to go get the car serviced before our trip next week. Will check back in.

37 posted on 01/18/2005 5:12:35 AM PST by prairiebreeze (George W Bush: Spending well-earned political capital.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Thank ya, I thought that was only for video!


38 posted on 01/18/2005 5:12:57 AM PST by misharu (I've been here a while . . .you just haven't noticed me.)
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To: section9

Wonder if the RATS are going to fight this as a prelude to the hearings that will take place for Judgeships.

Obstruct early as a preemptive strike.


39 posted on 01/18/2005 5:13:18 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (60 votes and the world changes.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Your graphic shows what I'm doing right now. FNC reporting that attendance at Clinton's library is much lower than Reagan and Bush's libraries when they opened. Hah!


40 posted on 01/18/2005 5:14:50 AM PST by Peach (The grill on the hill. The Democrats are toast.)
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To: cbkaty

I think he and Mel Martinez (R, FL) are junior senators, and there is probably a chair reserved for a junior senator from each party.


41 posted on 01/18/2005 5:15:20 AM PST by livius
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To: prairiebreeze

Lamar's OK. He served in congress before and ran for president (remember the flannel shirt?). I think our team is OK except for Chaffee and the increasingly nauseating Hagel and Lugar. The rest are pretty darn good.


42 posted on 01/18/2005 5:21:24 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: Dane
Dane wrote:

"It will be interesting to see what Chaffee says. He'll probably pull a Bob Kerrey and do a 5 minute attack."

Chaffee is a scared-witless, whiny little boy. He might attack, if he had the guts. More likely he will whine, whine, whine about how baaaaaaaad everything in the world is going, and pout that Papa Bush and Mama Rice haven't majically fixed the "booboos".

43 posted on 01/18/2005 5:22:12 AM PST by txrangerette
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To: Quilla

Gosh, I want to say my guess is Kerry won't be there.

But I hope he is so we can make fun of his haughty and unctous ways and watch Dr. Rice put him in his place.


44 posted on 01/18/2005 5:22:53 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: livius
I think he and Mel Martinez (R, FL) are junior senators, and there is probably a chair reserved for a junior senator from each party.

Hmmmm....fair enough...but I must ponder the reason that Obama appears on all networks all the time, yet I would not recognize Mel Martinez in any situation.......Hmmmmmmmm...... GRIN!

45 posted on 01/18/2005 5:23:50 AM PST by cbkaty
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To: txrangerette
More likely he will whine, whine, whine about how baaaaaaaad everything in the world is going, and pout that Papa Bush and Mama Rice haven't majically fixed the "booboos".

LOL! You probably have hit the nail on the head.

46 posted on 01/18/2005 5:26:37 AM PST by Dane (trial lawyers are the parasites to wealth creating society)
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To: cyncooper

Ditto.


47 posted on 01/18/2005 5:26:49 AM PST by txrangerette
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To: Peach

What's wrong with Allen, Coleman, Murkowski, Voinovich, Martinez (who I'm really looking forward to seeing), Alexander and Sununu? I've seen them do well at other times and expect they'll do well today. Lugar can be awful but I've seen him do well, Chaffee can be a putz and Hagel makes me sick anymore, but to be fair, he can also do well when he wants to. Knowing the cameras are rolling I expect him to say something annoying, but I'd say overall our side of the committee is fine.


48 posted on 01/18/2005 5:26:52 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: OXENinFLA

6am, pacific time? I want to see this! Go Condi!!


49 posted on 01/18/2005 5:28:50 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl
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To: OXENinFLA
MS Player link to CSPAN 1

RealPlayer link to CSPAN 1

CBS News webfeed [No live link yet, but they probably will have one up by the time the hearing starts. You can select MSPlayer or RealPlayer format.]

09:00 am
 LIVE
3:00 (est.)
Senate Committee
Secretary of State Confirmation Hearing
Foreign Relations
Condoleezza Rice , White House
The beginning and end of this live program may be earlier or later than the scheduled times.

50 posted on 01/18/2005 5:29:25 AM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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