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  • Nigeria: How William Jefferson (D-La.) Reported PTDF Deal to Obasanjo

    09/11/2006 4:08:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1,011+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | 9/11/06
    Nigeria: How Jefferson Reported PTDF Deal to ObasanjoSeptember 10, 2006 Posted to the web September 11, 2006 Lagos United States Congressman, William Jefferson, who is now at the centre of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged corrupt practices, was the one who gave the first hint to President Olusegun Obasanjo on the alleged illegal use of Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) by some Nigerian businessmen. The businessmen were believed to be associates of Vice President Atiku Abubakar. In a letter on his congressional office letterhead dated May 28, 22004 and addressed to Obasanjo, Jefferson who...
  • West Virginia Senate: Byrd Flying to Reelection With 33 Point Lead

    09/11/2006 3:42:21 PM PDT · by okstate · 76 replies · 1,667+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11 September 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    After garnering support levels in the high 50s for the last several months, Democratic Senator Robert Byrd has pierced the 60% threshold in our polling to now lead Republican John Raese 63% to 30%. That adds eight points to the spread. Our August survey showed the Senator over-flying his Republican opponent 56% to 31%, a mere twenty-five-point advantage. Byrd, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, is known for his oratory, unabashed vigor in bringing pork projects to his state, and opposition to the war in Iraq. Should he win, he will be 89 as he begins his new term....
  • Tribute to the heros of 9-11

    09/11/2006 2:50:36 PM PDT · by theworkersarefew · 1 replies · 564+ views
    Mikepence.house.gov ^ | 9-11-06 | Mike Pence
    PENCE COMMENDS TROOPS ON ANNIVERSARY OF 9-11 Congressman tells soldiers "You do not go alone" Washington, Sep 11 - WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence today made the following speech at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Indiana. Thank you for that warm welcome. I am deeply honored and profoundly humbled to be with you. As I thought about what I might say today, what words of inspiration and hope I might share on this solemn anniversary, I couldn’t help but be struck by how incongruous it is that I should be speaking to you. Our roles today are backwards. It...
  • Former Sen. Edwards says Democrats need to show 'backbone'

    09/11/2006 2:24:19 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 56 replies · 1,113+ views
    AP/lasvegassun ^ | September 11, 2006 | RYAN NAKASHIMA
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Possible presidential candidate and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards told some 3,400 union delegates and others Monday that the Democratic Party needs to show "a little backbone" by taking up the cause of universal health care again. "One of the ways we can show some backbone and courage is we can speak out and we can say we're not for access to health care ... and all those weasel words that politicians like to use," he said. "We're for universal health care for every single man, woman and child in America and we are going...
  • Arlingtonians Remember 9/11 in Their Own Ways

    09/11/2006 2:11:31 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 98 replies · 3,658+ views
    Sun Gazette/Drudge ^ | September 11, 2006 | KRISTEN ARMSTRONG
    Arlingtonians Remember 9/11 in Their Own Ways by KRISTEN ARMSTRONG, Staff Writer (Created: Monday, September 11, 2006 2:03 PM EDT) The fifth annual Arlington Police/Sheriff/Fire 9-11 5K Race drew thousands to Crystal City on Sept. 9. It was one of many events taking place across the county to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Photo by Betty Morales) The fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was commemorated Monday in a ceremony that not only honored those who died, but saluted those whose actions on 9/11 made a difference. “Arlington remembers all responders,”...
  • Vanity: Question -- Author of Senate Intelligence Report

    09/11/2006 11:55:48 AM PDT · by S.S. Monkeyface · 13 replies · 810+ views
    I remember hearing on the radio Friday that the person who wrote the misleading Senate report that purports to show no connection between Saddam and Al Qaeda was an active Kerry supporter and contributor who somehow got onto the Republican staff. Does anyone else remember this? Who was the staffer that wrote this piece of propaganda?
  • House Judiciary Committee Passes Public Expression of Religion Act (HR 2679)

    09/11/2006 11:23:53 AM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 1,402+ views
    September 11, 2006 House Judiciary Committee Passes Public Expression of Religion ActWashington D.C. - On Friday the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA), also known as HR 2679. This bill will go to the full House for a vote. The bill's intent is to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by state and local officials that results from the threat that a plaintiff may seek damages and attorney's fees. If the bill passes, advocacy groups like the ACLU would no longer be able to use...
  • House Leader Boehner Refuses to Rule Out Immigration Deal With Senate [Rep.Hayworth No To Shamnesty]

    09/11/2006 8:46:31 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 88 replies · 1,504+ views
    Human Events ^ | Sept. 11, 2006 | Amanda B. Carpenter
    House Majority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) last week would not rule out passing a comprehensive immigration bill before Congress recesses for the mid-term elections. When a reporter asked him if it was realistic to assume Congress would not pass such a bill in the limited time left on the legislative calendar, he replied, “That is not fair.” Boehner said that “conversations about the overall bill, the larger bill, are going to continue,” but suggested alternative methods to secure the border were being planned. “You will see us, I think, again this month, move to include additional money for fencing on...
  • John Murtha uses 9/11 to brag about pork

    09/11/2006 8:23:18 AM PDT · by xpertskir · 58 replies · 1,354+ views
    John Murtha is using the 5 year anniversary of 9/11 to brag about his abilities to throw pork at any problem that comes his way. Instead of offering a solemn note of remembrance, he has instead decided to generate a list of all the monies he has directed to the Flight 93 memorial(located in his district). This proves one thing, not only has John Murtha forgotten about exactly what happened on the fateful day 5 years ago, he has also neglected to realize how it has changed the world. I guess it wasn’t enough to use thousands of dead U.S....
  • Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today's Democratic Party

    This is one of the best books I've read this year, packed with ammo for the elctions. This is a MUST read before the elections. Send it to all your friends and Republican congressmen. Bankrupt: The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today's Democratic Party by David Limbaugh
  • Cheney offers to bet on congressional Republicans

    09/11/2006 6:10:16 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 48 replies · 1,071+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/11/06
    Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday he expects fellow Republicans to rally and keep control of Congress in the November 7 election -- and offered to bet on it. Although polls show unhappy voters may turn over the U.S. House of Representatives and possibly the Senate to Democrats, Cheney said: "I think we're doing very well out there." Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," Cheney told moderator Tim Russert, "I'll even bet you a dinner that we hold both houses." "I don't bet," replied Russert. Cheney was questioned about the election, which will determine whether President George W. Bush...
  • Boxer & co. find their villain

    09/11/2006 5:02:39 AM PDT · by radar101 · 14 replies · 725+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 11 SEPT 2006 | DANA WILKIE
    It is probably fair to say that when Sen. Barbara Boxer makes a racket about something, it does not necessarily follow that all her colleagues will listen. After all, California Democrat Boxer is prone to loud announcements and speeches that sometimes call for the politically impossible – goals that are too left of center, too removed from the congressional mainstream. So it is with some interest that observers watched the former Marin County activist lead a charge last week to oust Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Democrats long have expressed frustration with the war in Iraq, saying the Bush administration...
  • Reid: The Vice President Just Doesn't Get It

    09/10/2006 1:22:04 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 1,079+ views
    Reid: The Vice President Just Doesn't Get It 9/10/2006 4:07:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: Jim Manley or Rebecca Kirszner, 202-224-2939, both of the Office of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on Vice President Cheney's appearance today on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Vice President Cheney's influence over our nation's foreign policy and defense has made America less safe. The Vice President was a chief architect of the effort to manipulate intelligence to build a case for invading Iraq, he ignored the threat of insurgencies, he...
  • Bill Frist Nails It On Path To 9/11

    09/09/2006 12:32:53 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 20 replies · 887+ views
    Say Anything (blog) ^ | September 9, 2006 | Rob
    From Bill Frist's blog: With all the information available about all the hateful efforts of the terrorists to strike America since the late 1980s -- easily available by one click on the Internet -- let's simmer down on the censorship calls and honor the memory of 9/11 by letting people see ABC's The Path to 9/11 and draw their own conclusions about the Islamofascist war against America. Exactly. Unfortunately, from what I know of liberals, they usually aren't too keen about Americans making up their own minds about things. Anyway, as Allah notes: ...the New York Times has seen it...
  • Saddam Speaks ! From His Mouth to Senate Intel Commitee's Ear !!

    09/09/2006 8:45:28 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 2 replies · 373+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 09/09/06 | vanity
    By now, everybody knows the CIA told the Denate Intelligence Committee Osama had nothing to do with 9/11. How did the CIA know ? They asked him, of course !
  • In a Pivotal Year, GOP Plans to Get Personal

    09/10/2006 12:31:01 PM PDT · by wjersey · 11 replies · 692+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/10/2006 | Jim VandeHei and Chris Cillizza
    Republicans are planning to spend the vast majority of their sizable financial war chest over the final 60 days of the campaign attacking Democratic House and Senate candidates over personal issues and local controversies, GOP officials said. The National Republican Congressional Committee, which this year dispatched a half-dozen operatives to comb through tax, court and other records looking for damaging information on Democratic candidates, plans to spend more than 90 percent of its $50 million-plus advertising budget on what officials described as negative ads. The hope is that a vigorous effort to "define" opponents, in the parlance of GOP operatives,...
  • Bush's great fear: Three little words

    09/10/2006 11:18:23 AM PDT · by freespirited · 44 replies · 1,748+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 9/10/06 | RUPERT CORNWELL
    For an idea of the upheaval that may be about to overtake Congress, just three words suffice: Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This is no denigration of the member for California's 8th District in the House of Representatives. She is as competent, ambitious and driven a politician as they come. But nothing would so perfectly symbolize the twilight of a conservative era as a House led by a woman with a near-perfect liberal voting record from the great city of San Francisco, a place that lives in Republican mythology as Sodom and Gomorrah made flesh. And the chances right now are that...
  • Senate finds no al-Qaida-Saddam link

    Saddam Hussein rejected overtures from al-Qaida and believed Islamic extremists were a threat to his regime, a reverse portrait of an Iraq allied with Osama bin Laden painted by the Bush White House, a Senate panel has found. The administration's version was based in part on intelligence that White House officials knew was flawed, according to Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, citing newly declassified documents released by the panel. The report, released Friday, discloses for the first time an October 2005 CIA assessment that prior to the war Saddam's government "did not have a relationship, harbor or turn a...
  • Rules of Evidence: A new Senate report on Iraq and al Qaeda ignores everything which . . .

    09/09/2006 4:46:18 AM PDT · by rhema · 49 replies · 1,934+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/08/2006 | Thomas Joscelyn
    ONCE AGAIN headlines from media outlets around the country declare "No Saddam, al-Qaeda link." This time the news cycle is being fed by the release of two reports by the Senate Intelligence Committee, both of which purport to investigate the uses of prewar intelligence. The first of these two reports, titled "Postwar Findings about Iraq's WMD Programs and Links to Terrorism and How They Compare with Prewar Assessments," has pleased Democrats. Senator Carl Levin says that the report is "a devastating indictment of the Bush-Cheney administration's unrelenting, misleading, and deceptive attempts" to connect Saddam's regime to bin Laden's al Qaeda....
  • Second time's a charm?

    09/09/2006 5:12:39 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 9 replies · 633+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09-18-06 | Fred Barnes
    George Voinovich's change of heart gives U.N. Ambassador John Bolton another shot at confirmation. This was an important moment, maybe not historic but surely unusual. Voinovich had been the catalyst for the defeat of Bolton's nomination to the U.N. post in 2005. Without his unflinching opposition, Bolton most likely would have been confirmed.