Keyword: 2006

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  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • State Department official who mocked Britain is arrested as Cuban spy

    06/05/2009 2:47:11 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 23 replies · 1,592+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | June 5, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Wow. This story has just taken my breath away. Do you remember the State Department analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (relatively obscure but one of the US government's intelligence agencies) who caused a storm in late 2006 with his disdainful remarks about the US-UK "special relationship? His name was Kendall Myers and I was one of two British journalists who reported his decidedly undiplomatic comments. He retired quietly in 2007. Well, he's just been arrested as a spy for Cuba for nearly 30 years. The Cubans apparently knew him better as their Agent 202. I'm told that...
  • HTML Sandbox

    01/10/2006 7:29:56 PM PST · by TPartyType · 825 replies · 24,255+ views
    self | 10 Jan 06 | TPartyType
    Welcome Newcomers! This Sandbox is devoted to giving you a place to practice basic HTML, and to get some coaching. So, first things first: Go to michigander's [ HTML Bootcamp (Cyber patriot training)] and learn there how to change font color, font size, font face, and the like. THERE'S A WEALTH OF INFORMATION THERE NOT COVERED HERE (so as to avoid duplication). Learn there also how to post a link and an image, then come back here to practice. If you're having problems, folks will drop by occasionally to give you pointers and help you troubleshoot. Boring posts are...
  • Obama Shakes Hands With Libya's Qaddafi

    07/09/2009 3:07:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 2,474+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 09, 2009
    Obama Shakes Hands With Libya's Qaddafi President Obama's gesture was his latest effort to reach out to controversial world leaders in an attempt to improve the United States' standing around the world that he says was damaged by former President Bush's unilateral diplomacy. [Pic in URL: US President Barack Obama, right,and Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi pictured during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy Thursday July 9, 2009. (AP) President Obama shook hands with Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi Thursday, a sign that relations have improved considerably between the U.S. and the North African nation. The two met as they posed for...
  • Merry Christmas, Carol

    12/19/2008 11:57:35 AM PST · by twistedwrench · 6 replies · 521+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12/17/08 | The Prowler
    Despite denials from her soon-to-be former employers, the Albright Group, former Clinton EPA head and soon-to-be climate change czar Carol Browner served as a de facto lobbyist for Dubai Ports World, owned by the United Arab Emirate of Dubai, which arranged to buy a company operating six major U.S. ports, including New York and New Jersey. Browner told the Obama transition team that she never served as a lobbyist in her time in Washington, and her employer, the Albright Group, owned by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, also said that the firm does not lobby. But in 2006, when...
  • The Money and Connections Behind Al Gore’s Carbon Crusade

    10/13/2007 4:35:26 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 69 replies · 3,134+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/03/2007 | Deborah Corey Barnes
    Al Gore’s campaign against global warming is shifting into high gear. Reporters and commentators follow his every move and bombard the public with notice of his activities and opinions. But while the mainstream media promote his ideas about the state of planet Earth, they are mostly silent about the dramatic impact his economic proposals would have on America. And journalists routinely ignore evidence that he may personally benefit from his programs. Would the romance fizzle if Gore’s followers realized how much their man stands to gain? Earlier this year Gore experienced a notable public relations debacle. The Tennessee Center for...
  • Job market signals solid growth (Nov. 2006)

    07/03/2009 7:57:36 AM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 10 replies · 517+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | December 8 2006
    Job growth showed surprising strength in November, according to a government report that also showed the unemployment rate edging higher from a five-year low. Employers added 132,000 jobs to payrolls in November, according to the Labor Department, up from a revised gain of 79,000 in October. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com had forecast a gain of 105,000 jobs.
  • Woman faces charges in flight scare (actually confirms much of the early reports)

    08/17/2006 11:36:12 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 133 replies · 4,097+ views
    AP, via MLive.com ^ | 8/17/06 | MELISSA TRUJILLO
    BOSTON (AP) — A woman on a trans-Atlantic flight diverted to Boston for security concerns passed several notes to crew members, urinated on the cabin floor and made comments the crew believed were references to al-Qaida and the Sept. 11 attacks, according to an affidavit filed Thursday. Catherine C. Mayo, 59, of Braintree, Vt., was to appear in federal court later Thursday on a charge of interfering with a flight crew after disrupting United 923 as it flew from London to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The flight, with 182 passengers and 12 crew members, landed safely with the escort of...
  • CNN Searches for Capitol's 'Jail' in Report on Libs' Desire to Arrest Rove

    08/07/2008 7:50:47 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 324+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 8/7/2008 | Matthew Balan
    Now that Congress has recessed, and since the conventions aren’t for a couple of weeks, Thursday’s The Situation Room turned back to the "hot" issue of what many liberals are calling on congressional Democrats to do: arrest and lock-up Karl Rove for his failure to testify on the issue of the firing of U.S. attorneys in late 2006. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, as part of a report on this possible move by the Democrats, conducted a search for the supposed jail inside the U.S. Capitol. He also addressed the little-used power of the legislature to arrest and try government officials...
  • FBI: Alleged killer may have eyed Atlanta

    06/04/2009 5:53:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies · 735+ views
    UPI ^ | June 4, 2009
    ATLANTA, June 4 (UPI) -- The FBI said it was looking at whether a Muslim convert accused of killing a soldier outside an Arkansas recruiting center also targeted an Atlanta Jewish site. The Atlanta site was potentially one of several U.S. Jewish sites Abdulhakim Muhammad targeted, said an anti-terrorism group specializing in protecting against anti-Jewish attacks. Muhammad, 24 -- who pleaded not guilty to killing Pvt. William Long, 23, and wounding Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, outside a Little Rock, Ark., recruiting office -- also had plans for an Atlanta "Jewish entity," an FBI spokesman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Stephen Emmett...
  • Exclusive: FBI Probes Muhammad's Ties to Ohio Mosque

    06/04/2009 5:45:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 117 replies · 4,783+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 4, 2009 | By RICHARD ESPOSITO, PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE
    Nuradin Abdi was convicted in 2007 of planning to blow up an Ohio shopping mall. Iyman Faris was convicted in 2003 of planning to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. Christopher Paul was convicted in 2008 of conspiring to use explosives against targets in the U.S. and Europe. All three terrorists worshiped and socialized at a small mosque in Columbus, Ohio, and, according to David B. Smith, an attorney for Faris, were part of a larger group of jihadists and extremists who frequented the mosque. The FBI now is investigating reports of links to that same mosque by Muslim-convert Abdulhakim Muhammad...
  • Retired U.S. Marine general joins Boeing board (Marine Corps Gen. James Jones)

    06/26/2007 12:14:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,284+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/07 | Reuters
    NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile , Research) on Tuesday named retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, the former head of U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, to its board. The appointment is the latest in a line of retired senior armed forces and Pentagon leaders joining defense contractors, underscoring the tight relationship between U.S. arms makers and buyers. Boeing, which is the No. 2 U.S. defense contractor behind Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT.N: Quote, Profile , Research), said Jones' appointment was effective immediately. Jones, 63, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran with a 40-year military...
  • U.S. Denies Entry to Teen, Father

    08/30/2006 2:16:58 AM PDT · by George Maschke · 36 replies · 1,209+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 30, 2006 | Shaun Waterman
    A California teenager suspected of attending a terrorist training camp and his father are being denied re-entry to the United States after spending four years in Pakistan unless they submit to interviews and lie-detector tests, their attorney says.     Julia Mass says the rights of her clients, Muhammad Ismail, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, and his 18-year-old son, Jaber Ismail, to return to the United States are being violated because they are on the "no fly" list.     Miss Mass said an official at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad told Jaber Ismail that he and his father would be allowed...
  • The budget (credibility) gap

    02/26/2009 8:16:51 AM PST · by TLI · 6 replies · 333+ views
    The Washington times ^ | August 27, 2006 | The Washington Times
    August 27, 2006 Ever since the BUSH White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued its Mid-Session Review last month, the administration has been doing cartwheels celebrating the fact that the budget deficit for fiscal 2006, which ends on Sept. 30, 2006, will be less than $300 billion. After the administration projected a 2006 deficit of $296 billion last month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently estimated that the 2006 deficit would be $260 billion. Compared to recent deficits of $377 billion (2003), $413 billion (2004) and $318 billion (2005), a deficit of $260 billion does represent some...
  • Adult Stem Cell Success Stories - 2006

    01/31/2009 5:56:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 453+ views
    Adult Stem Cell Success Stories - 2006 The political battles raging in Congress and in state legislatures over whether to destroy human embryos in order to get embryonic stem cells have obscured an important fact. There is one kind of human stem cell research that everyone can and should support--that involving adult stem cells. Many scientists feel that adult stem cells, which can be found throughout the human body, even in infants, are the real hope for the future. James Sherley, associate professor of biological engineering at MIT, notes: "Adult stem cell research is predicted to beat the pants...
  • Prosecutor: Al-Qaida inspired Fort Dix plot

    10/20/2008 9:01:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 711+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/08 | AP
    CAMDEN, N.J. – Five men who planned an attack on a New Jersey military base were inspired by al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, a prosecutor said Monday during opening statements in their terrorism trial. The government has presented the case as one of the most frightening examples of homegrown terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks. Authorities said that in 2006 and 2007, the men turned paintball games into terrorist training sessions and met to discuss a plot to sneak onto the Army's Fort Dix base and kill soldiers. No attack was carried out. "Their motive was to defend Islam. Their...
  • Linguist says US intelligence spied on Blair

    11/24/2008 6:50:40 PM PST · by james500 · 35 replies · 1,552+ views
    Financial Times ^ | November 25 2008 00:31 | Demetri Sevastopulo
    The US government eavesdropped on Tony Blair while he was British prime minister, according to claims made by a former employee of the National Security Agency. ABC News on Monday reported that the NSA had eavesdropped on Mr Blair and Ghazi al-Yawer, the first Iraqi president following the 2003 invasion. The White House did not respond to inquiries. Making the allegations to ABC, David Faulk, a former NSA Arabic linguist who worked for the spy agency at Fort Gordon, Georgia, claimed to have had access to a top secret database called “Anchory” in 2006 that included personal details about Mr...
  • Anti-toll guerrilla has moved on down the road

    11/19/2008 11:54:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 845+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | November 17, 2008 | Ben Wear
    Texas politicians who support toll roads won't have Sal Costello to kick them around anymore. Costello and his family moved to a small town in Southern Illinois this summer. He announced it on his blog Sunday, quietly, an adverb seldom associated with Costello in the past. Costello, if you're new around here or have forgotten, was a Southwest Austin graphics designer who in 2004 made a warp-speed trip from obscurity to notoriety after politicians pushed through a plan to build seven more toll roads. The plan included putting tolls on three roads that were already under construction using nothing but...
  • Voters shift toward House democrats [2006 Congressional Polling October skewed + 15 Dem]

    10/21/2008 7:14:46 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 14 replies · 839+ views
    vanity | October 10, 2006 | Jill Lawrence
    WASHINGTON — A Capitol Hill sex scandal has reinforced public doubts about Republican leadership and pushed Democrats to a huge lead in the race for control of Congress four weeks before Election Day, the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows. Democrats had a 23-point lead over Republicans in every group of people questioned — likely voters, registered voters and adults — on which party's House candidate would get their vote. That's double the lead Republicans had a month before they seized control of Congress in 1994 and the Democrats' largest advantage among registered voters since 1978. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-10-09-poll_x.htm [poll suggests 59 to...
  • FYI - didn't America vote for 'change' in 2006?

    10/20/2008 3:49:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 587+ views
    Email | 10/20/08 | Unknown
    TO ALL MY FRIENDS....LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE...FYI only. George Bush has been in office for 7 1/2 years. During the first six, the economy was fine. A little over two years ago: 1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high; 2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon; 3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%. 4) The DOW JONES hit a record high--14,000+ 5) American's were buying new cars, taking cruises, vacationing overseas, living large!... But American's wanted 'CHANGE'! So, in 2006 they voted in a Democratic Congress and yes--we got 'CHANGE' all right. In the PAST 2 YEARS: 1)...
  • McCain Letter Demanded 2006 Action on Fannie and Freddie

    10/11/2008 11:54:16 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 28 replies · 1,779+ views
    Human Events ^ | October 10, 2008 | Staff
    Sen. John McCain's 2006 demand for regulatory action on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could have prevented current financial crisis, as HUMAN EVENTS learned from the letter shown in full text below. McCain's letter -- signed by nineteen other senators -- said that it was "...vitally important that Congress take the necessary steps to ensure that [Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac]...operate in a safe and sound manner.[and]..More importantly, Congress must ensure that the American taxpayer is protected in the event that either...should fail." Sen. Obama did not sign the letter, nor did any other Democrat.
  • Words from Comrade William Ayers in 2006

    10/04/2008 8:24:29 PM PDT · by Monti Cello · 27 replies · 2,083+ views
    Website of William Ayers ^ | November 2006 | William Ayers
    President Hugo Chavez, Vice-President Vicente Rangel, Ministers Moncada and Isturiz, invited guests, comrades. I’m honored and humbled to be here with you this morning. I bring greetings and support from your brothers and sisters throughout Northamerica. Welcome to the World Education Forum! Amamos la revolucion Bolivariana! This is my fourth visit to Venezuela, each time at the invitation of my comrade and friend Luis Bonilla, a brilliant educator and inspiring fighter for justice. Luis has taught me a great deal about the Bolivarian Revolution and about the profound educational reforms underway here in Venezuela under the leadership of President Chavez....
  • Ex-Lawmaker Won’t Face Charges in Page Case (No charges for Foley)

    09/20/2008 8:37:22 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 5 replies · 297+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 20, 2008 | CHRISTINE JORDAN SEXTON
    Nearly two years after a Florida congressman abruptly resigned over sexually explicit messages he sent to a teenage House page, law enforcement authorities here have concluded there is “insufficient evidence” to charge him with breaking Florida laws. Commissioner Gerald Bailey of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, who was asked in September 2006 to look into the conduct of the congressman, Representative Mark Foley, Republican of West Palm Beach, said Friday that investigators were hampered by Mr. Foley’s refusal and that of Congress to grant them access to Congressional computer files. The department was investigating whether Mr. Foley violated Florida’s...
  • Feds: No Charges Expected In Foley Page Scandal

    09/18/2008 10:20:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies · 251+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 18 SEPTEMBER 2008 | AP
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) ― Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley isn't expected to face charges after a lengthy investigation into his lurid messages to underage congressional pages, two federal law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, said the results of a state investigation would be announced Friday. They said neither state nor federal charges were expected, although an FBI investigation has not been closed yet. Foley resigned in 2006 after being confronted with the e-mails and instant messages he sent...
  • McCain in <em>2006</em>: Fannie Mae Headed For Disaster Without Reforms

    09/17/2008 2:23:37 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 4 replies · 155+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 17, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Talk about a crystal ball. The beauty of this is that in the ensuing two years, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, during their predicted death spirals, gave more money to Barack Obama than any other politician save Chris Dodd. Maybe if they had given fewer donations to politicians and focused more on running their business, we wouldn’t have to spend as many taxpayer dollars to bail them out. Maybe Obama can give back some of that cash in the form of rebates to the little guys he is always talking about. McCain’s statement from the Congressional Record.
  • McCain was aware of Fannie/Freddie problem in 2006

    09/16/2008 8:42:34 PM PDT · by blhblhblh · 58 replies · 1,865+ views
    McCain was pushing for Fannie/Freddie regulation back in 2006, while the O was out giving campaign speeches. This strikes me as a pretty big deal. Obama is ridiculing the idea of Mc regulating this mess, and in fact Mc saw the problem in 2006 (maybe earlier). Meanwhile, O has 2 former CEO of Fannie/Freddie as economic advisors, and is a major recipient of campaign contributions
  • Tom DeLay targets US liberals in media war

    11/03/2007 8:15:12 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 279+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/4/2007 | Philip Sherwell in New York
    For a decade, Tom DeLay ruthlessly enforced Republican rule in Washington with such vigour that he was nicknamed "The Hammer". But the party's former leader in the House of Representatives will this month launch a national grassroots movement to combat the liberal activists who he believes outfoxed and outmanoeuvred Republicans to win the 2006 mid-term elections. Mr DeLay, who revelled in his reputation as a no-holds-barred Washington operator as the party's chief whip and then majority leader from 1995 to 2005, aims to instil an army of conservatives across the country with his political street-fighting skills. Tom DeLay: 'I have...
  • Palin 2006 Gov Debate on CSPAN NOW

    09/07/2008 3:42:27 PM PDT · by AFPhys · 108 replies · 1,154+ views
    CSPAN | 7 Sep 2008 | none
    Airing now... 6:30PM Eastern Her debate with Gov & third candidate
  • 2006 Gubernatorial Debate: Sarah Palin v. Tony Knowles (video)

    09/06/2008 9:14:21 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 11 replies · 570+ views
    Watch video here.
  • SARAH PALIN DEBATES TONY KNOWLES IN 2006 -- THE VIDEO

    09/02/2008 12:42:55 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 24 replies · 785+ views
    Prestropundit ^ | old | no idea
    Tony Knowles was a popular former two term governor of the state of Alaska when this debate took place during the 2006 campaign for Governor of Alaska.
  • Sarah Palin supported Ketchikan ‘bridge to nowhere’ during 2006 race for Alaska governor

    08/31/2008 8:30:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 231 replies · 2,421+ views
    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | August 31, 2008 | Dermot Cole
    With another hurricane bearing down on the Gulf Coast, the so-called “bridge to nowhere,” championed by Alaska’s Congressional delegation on behalf of the people of Ketchikan, just won’t go away. Three years ago, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the plan to spend hundreds of millions to connect Ketchikan with its airport on Gravina Island became a national symbol of Congressional excess, much to the dismay of Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young. Sen. John McCain has made it a habit to ridicule the bridge project during his presidential campaign. McCain has promised to veto any bill sent to...
  • Edwards Took Mistress on 2006 Presidential Announcement Tour

    08/11/2008 6:36:33 PM PDT · by Ganymede · 33 replies · 177+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Garance Franke-Ruta
    Edwards Took Mistress on 2006 Presidential Announcement Tour By Garance Franke-Ruta Well, you gotta give him one thing: the man has chutzpah. Photographs distributed by wire services and posted online by technology blogger Robert Scoble show that former North Carolina senator John Edwards took his mistress Rielle Hunter with him on the plane during his late 2006 presidential campaign announcement tour. As can be seen in this Dec. 28, 2006 photo (that's Hunter in the jeans and jester hat, as can be seen more clearly in this side-profile photo), Hunter stood off to the side of the national press corps...
  • "Obama Jeopardized U S Security in 2006"

    08/08/2008 9:15:32 AM PDT · by dascallie · 9 replies · 285+ views
    Blood Brothers or Cousins...? Reviewing Paula Abeles' "Obama and Odinga" Rumors always abound, but this well documented [from highly credible news sources] article by Paula Abeles is a treasure of truth, and one that everybody should see. Not only did Obama endorse the candidacy of Odinga, but actually went to Kenya and campaigned along side of Odinga. Why does this matter? The attached article explains in full detail. It addresses the startling danger to our national security that lies behind the poor judgment and questionable associations that plague Barack Obama wherever he goes. A brief synopsis follows. The full article...
  • Who Really Won the Senate in 2006?

    08/02/2008 10:35:58 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies · 150+ views
    vanity | 8/2/08
    According to latest news, only 15.5% of US voters in overseas locations requested a ballot for the 2006 election, and only 1/3 of those voted. Pardon while I laugh. The Army Times Publishing Company has surveyed military members and the military votes Republican at a rate of 69 - 85%. There were 600,000 military personnel stationed overseas in 2006. It seems a safe bet that had the true military vote count been tallied, the Dems would not have squeeked-by with "wins" in MT, VA, and several other states. In other words, the Dems probably took the Senate through disenfranchising the...
  • Top Pakistan nuclear scientists in Taliban Custody

    03/08/2007 10:53:04 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 8 replies · 1,189+ views
    Zee News ^ | March 6 2007
    Two top nuclear scientists of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) are currently in Taliban custody. The two were working at PAEC’s facility in North West Frontier Province. Zee News investigations reveal that the two scientists were kidnapped about six months ago. To avoid international embarrassment Pakistan Government has kept this information under wraps. According to information available with Zee News, nuclear scientists have been kidnapped by Taliban at the behest of Al-Qaeda.
  • Accidental Gun Deaths Last Five Years of Record

    05/30/2008 6:47:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 6,010+ views
    National Safety Council ^ | 30 May, 2008 | Marktwain
    The number of fatal firearms accidents for the last five years of record are: 2002 - 762; 2003 - 730; 2004 - 649; 2005 - 630; 2006 - 680. I had to hunt a bit for this information, which I think many are interested in. The accidental firearm death rate is down 94% since 1905. You have to scroll down a bit on the link to find the figures in the source.
  • Congressman admits Democrats "stretched the facts," misled anti-war supporters

    05/24/2008 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies · 187+ views
    JeffEmanuel.net ^ | 5/22/08 | Jeff Emanuel
    Congressman Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) has been a fairly undistinguished member of the House of Representatives for nearly a quarter of a century. He is a career member of the Financial Services Committee who has made little or no name for himself since his first electoral victory, and has maintained incumbency through the funneling of pork back to his district. Even his Wikipedia entry says that Kanjorski "usually plays behind-the-scenes roles in the advocacy or defeat of legislation and steers appropriations money toward improving the infrastructure and economic needs of his district." “But [in] the temptation to want to win back...
  • (Video) Dem Congressman Admits Party Lied About Ending War to Win Election

    05/23/2008 6:19:35 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 18 replies · 163+ views
    Jeff Emanuel ^ | 5-22-08 | Jeff Emanuel
    Congressman Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) has been a fairly undistinguished member of the House of Representatives for nearly a quarter of a century. He is a career member of the Financial Services Committee who has made little or no name for himself since his first electoral victory, and has maintained incumbency through the funneling of pork back to his district. Even his Wikipedia entry says that Kanjorski "usually plays behind-the-scenes roles in the advocacy or defeat of legislation and steers appropriations money toward improving the infrastructure and economic needs of his district." Never one to stand out in a crowd outside...
  • Freep This - Democrats admit they lied to get elected!

    05/23/2008 4:15:53 PM PDT · by BereanBrain · 5 replies · 106+ views
    Help bring this up on the radar. go to http://reddit.com/search?q=stretched+the+facts click on the up button (you may have to register to get reddit to allow you to vote). Freeping it will bring it up in the list at www.reddit.com Make you voice heard - let's return the favor to the bush bashers!
  • Kanjorski says Dems were insincere about ending war

    05/23/2008 11:07:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 159+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2008 | Aaron Blake
    Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) is seen in a video that has surfaced on the Web saying that Democrats “sort of stretched the facts” in the 2006 elections about their ability to end the Iraq war. In a video, posted to YouTube on Thursday, Kanjorski reflects on the Democrats’ approach to the war in 2006 and said they pushed the rhetoric “as far as we can to the end of the fleet — didn’t say it, but we implied it — that if we won the congressional elections, we could stop the war. “Now, anybody who’s a good student of government...
  • Olmert in 2006: Golan Heights Will Remain in Our Hands Forever

    05/23/2008 9:49:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 136+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 5-23-08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in September 2006 that "the Golan Heights will remain in our hands forever." He made the statement in the wake of the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon after a ceasefire failed to win the release of IDF soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, whose kidnapping by Hizbullah terrorists ignited the Second Lebanon War. The Prime Minister announced Wednesday he is conducting indirect peace talks with Syria, which repeatedly has said that Israel's surrendering the strategic Golan is a conditon for peace. After the Second War in Lebanon two years ago, Syrian President Bashar Assad stated...
  • The lesson for Republicans: They didn’t learn the lesson of 2006 (RINOs destroying the party)

    05/14/2008 6:43:50 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 102 replies · 221+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 10/14/2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Special election races for Congress have arguable value as bellwethers for upcoming general elections. Mostly these races get decided on local issues rather than national themes, as in Louisiana, where the Republicans ran a lousy candidate, considered the only person who could have lost the seat. They do demonstrate the strength of national party efforts, though, and when one party loses three special elections in districts previously thought safe, that sends a message — and rightly has Republicans worried about their chances in November: A Democrat won the race for a GOP-held congressional seat in northern Mississippi yesterday, leaving the...
  • Remember the election in 2006?

    05/02/2008 7:19:10 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 6 replies · 383+ views
    050208 | unknown
    PART 1In just one year. Remember the election in 2006? Thought you might like to read the following: A little over one year ago: 1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high; 2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon; 3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%. Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen: 1) Consumer confidence plummet; 2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon; 3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase) 4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses)...
  • What's next for Texas' superhighway?

    04/20/2008 1:26:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies · 822+ views
    NewsOK.com ^ | April 20, 2008 | Nolan Clay
    For years, Texas has been planning a privately financed super turnpike from Mexico to the Oklahoma border. But like rush-hour traffic, the plan for a Trans-Texas Corridor is only inching along. "It ran into a firestorm of controversy in Texas,” said Neal McCaleb, a former Oklahoma transportation secretary. Critics have a wide range of concerns about the corridor, which has a key stretch that would parallel Interstate 35. (Another stretch would extend from the Texarkana/Shreveport area to Mexico.) Particularly upset are landowners who may be in the corridor's path. The Texas Transportation Department calls many concerns myths. The department says,...
  • Perry pledge to run in 2010 pumps up White's camp

    04/18/2008 5:21:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 428+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 17, 2008 | Rick Casey
    Some Republicans groaned at Gov. Rick Perry's announcement that he plans to seek another term in 2010, but Mayor Bill White's camp reacted with glee. White has made no effort to hide the fact that he is looking to run for governor after being term-limited out of the mayor's office next year. And Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the biggest vote-getter in Texas history, has been more than hinting that she plans to "come home" to run for the same office. She outlined to Texas Monthly last November a plan to resign the Senate in 2009 to make the race, while...
  • Judge denies request to subpoena Cheney in arrest lawsuit

    04/16/2008 3:15:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 117+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 16, 2008 | P. Solomon Banda
    DENVER - A judge denied a request to subpoena Dick Cheney in a lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was wrongfully arrested for comments he made to the vice president about the Iraq war. Steve Howards' attorney, David Lane, had argued that Secret Service agents involved in Howards' arrest in Beaver Creek in June 2006 told different versions of the incident and that only Cheney could clear up what happened. In denying Lane's motion Tuesday to have U.S. marshals serve Cheney with a subpoena, U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer said Lane had "not made a sufficient showing to...
  • Oops! NYT's Friedman in 2006: $100 Oil, Ethanol - Now Causing Food Riots Worldwide - 'A Great Thing'

    04/11/2008 3:22:18 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 6 replies · 154+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 11, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    ABC’s April 11 “World News with Charles Gibson” is showing they finally get it – ethanol production and high energy costs are causing food shortages worldwide. “[P]rices are rising across Africa, pushed up by the cost of oil and demand for biofuels,” ABC correspondent Jim Sciutto said. “Those biofuels are in fact a large part of the equation,” ABC correspondent David Muir added. “Many farmers around the world, who once grew wheat and rice, now grow corn and sugar cane instead, to produce ethanol a more lucrative market.”
  • US: Saddam paid for lawmakers' Iraq trip

    03/26/2008 3:07:47 PM PDT · by bad company · 154 replies · 6,238+ views
    WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors say Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion. An indictment in Detroit accuses Muthanna Al-Hanooti of arranging for three members of Congress to travel to Iraq in October 2002 at the behest of Saddam's regime. Prosecutors say Iraqi intelligence officials paid for the trip through an intermediary. In exchange, Al-Hanooti allegedly received 2 million barrels of Iraqi oil. The lawmakers are not mentioned but the dates correspond to a trip by Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, David Bonior of Michigan and...
  • BARACK OBAMA (D-IL) Top Contributors (2006)

    03/15/2008 3:07:34 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 28 replies · 1,297+ views
    Open Secrets ^ | NA | NA
    BARACK OBAMA (D-IL) Top Contributors (for 2006) 1 University of Chicago $156,054 2 Kirkland & Ellis $143,138 3 Henry Crown & Co $79,500 4 Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal $74,950 5 Northwestern University $72,930 6 Exelon Corp $71,850 7 Sidley, Austin et al $71,432 8 Mayer Brown $69,960 9 Jenner & Block $62,710 10 Soros Fund Management $61,605 11 Goldman Sachs $61,500 12 Clifford Law Offices $59,550 13 Simmons Cooper LLC $58,500 14 Tejas Securities $57,250 15 JP Morgan Chase & Co $56,600 16 Ariel Capital Management $55,650 17 Skadden, Arps et al $54,071 18 Winston & Strawn $52,450 19 Piper...
  • Clinton on photo: 'Why is anybody concerned about this?" (Hillary denies she knows what it is)

    02/25/2008 4:01:52 PM PST · by jdm · 43 replies · 252+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 25, 2008 | Staff
    ABC News' Teddy Davis and Jacqueline Klingebiel Report: During a Monday interview with ABC's Dallas affiliate, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., did not flatly deny the DrudgeReport's charge that her campaign leaked a photo of rival Barack Obama in traditional African dress. She then turned the tables on her Democratic rival and accused him of using the controversy surrounding the alleged leaking of the photo to distract the public's attention from deficiencies in his platform and experience. "I know nothing about it," Clinton told ABC affiliate WFAA. "This is in the public domain. But let's just stop and ask yourself: 'Why...