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  • NY Post: Gillibrand Already Reaching Out to Clinton Donors

    11/27/2016 4:19:08 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 25, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Just weeks after Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential race, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is reaching out to her donors to talk to them "about the direction of the country," and some of Clinton's backers aren't happy. "Many of us are still grieving," one commented this week for the New York Post's Page Six. "It's like going after the widow at a funeral."
  • Kaine says he's not going to run for president in 2020

    11/17/2016 10:08:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | ALAN SUDERMAN
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine says he'll seek re-election in 2018 but is ruling out a presidential bid in 2020. The former Democratic vice presidential nominee said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that his decision is final.
  • Kanye West on 2020 Presidential Race: Yep. I’m in

    11/16/2016 2:04:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    As much as I want to throw rotten eggs at anyone who begins talking about the 2020 presidential election this week, particularly after what we’ve just been through, this one is simply too good to pass up. In the aftermath of last Tuesday, Michael Moore went on television to ask why the Democrats can’t just nominate people who are actually beloved by the American people. Well Michael, your wish is granted. As reported by our colleagues at Redstate yesterday, you’ve got a candidate on the way who is a complete outsider and wildly popular with your base. Yes… Kanye...
  • Booker 2020 Back Chatter Begins

    11/15/2016 6:55:46 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    The Observer ^ | November 9, 2016 | Max Pizzaro
    As most Democrats try to peel themselves off the canvas today or simply choose to lie there inert for as long as it takes to not be seen or heard or to see or hear, sources close to U.S. Senator Cory Booker began quietly pounding the 2020 war drums for their guy. The Donald Trump stunned Hillary Clinton apparently had Booker on her VP short list, but opted instead for Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, who was supposed to pull Virginia and North Carolina for the doomed ticket. Kaine barely squeaked Virginia, but fumbled away NC, and appears hardly muscled up...
  • Sanders Doesn't Rule Out 2020 White House Run

    11/11/2016 8:55:52 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 50 replies
    ABC News/Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2016 | KEN THOMAS AND LISA LERER
    Bernie Sanders is leaving open the possibility of another presidential bid as shell-shocked liberals focus on helping the Democratic Party rebuild after Donald Trump's victory. "Four years is a long time from now," said the 75-year-old Vermont independent, noting that he faces re-election to the Senate in 2018. But he added: "We'll take one thing at a time, but I'm not ruling out anything." Democrats have begun postelection soul searching, with Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., urging the party to embrace a more populist economic message. As some Democrats protested across the country, the party's liberal wing began jockeying...
  • Jeb Bush donors want a rematch in 2020

    09/26/2016 9:39:55 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 110 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-24-2016 | Brian Niemietz
    Jeb Bush in 2020, anyone? Sources close to Jeb Bush’s failed run at the 2016 presidency say the “low-energy” candidate has been back in touch with supporters. They believe he’s popping up to “feel them out” for another run and, according to at least one big contributor, they're in! “Bush has been quietly making telephone calls to his supporters, bundlers and donors, to talk about the state of the county and the economy, and the energy business, why would he do that?” asks one insider, who concludes “he's running in four years.” Before he was trounced by Donald Trump, Bush...
  • Clintons' net worth... where will it be?

    07/30/2016 9:52:04 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 32 replies
    Vanity | July 30, 2016 | ReleaseTheHounds
    The Clintons were "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2000 ... now, after Hillary's 4 years as Secretary of State and 4 years running for the 2016 presidency, they are worth $125 million. If she wins in November, where will their net worth be in 2020 or 2024? Asking for Freepers usually well-informed opinions.
  • Booker a hit with Iowa Democrats

    07/28/2016 2:58:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | July 28, 2016 | Erin Murphy
    PHILADELPHIA — As Cory Booker left a room full of Iowa Democrats, shaking hands and snapping selfies as he went, a man approached him and declared, “I hope to work for you in 2024!” During this week’s Democratic National Convention, Booker has helped his already-rising political star among Democrats, including from first-in-the-nation voting Iowa. The U.S. senator from New Jersey gave a well-received address to the convention earlier this week. On Wednesday morning he was similarly well received when he spoke to Iowa Democrats. Booker burst on the national scene years ago, first as mayor of Newark and then in...
  • Ted Cruz Is Readying for 2020

    07/21/2016 7:18:25 AM PDT · by detective · 103 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jul 6, 2016 | Nora Kelly
    Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign ended just two months ago. But his campaign for next cycle is already getting started. According to a report Wednesday in National Review, the Texas senator is making big changes inside and outside of his Senate office to ready his political operation for a 2020 run. Cruz has been “conspicuously silent” recently, the report notes, but behind the scenes has “supervis[ed] the vast expansion of his electoral enterprise, integrating the operations of his campaign team,” and has instituted staffing changes to reflect his long-term goals. Among them is Cruz’s decision to bring on a longtime...
  • Cruz Shakes Up Senate Office, Expands Political Operation

    07/06/2016 2:51:53 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | Eliana Johnson & Tim Alberta
    Ted Cruz has been conspicuously silent since his return to Capitol Hill from the campaign trail, but the gears, as always, are turning. Behind closed doors Cruz has been supervising the vast expansion of his electoral enterprise, integrating the operations of his campaign team — policy, political, financial — in an effort to harness his newfound national following with an eye on 2020. Central to these plans is the creation of two new affiliated nonprofits, their names to be announced in the coming days, which will effectively keep Cruz’s political machinery humming over the next four years. These groups, one...
  • Cruz's campaign is over, but his delegates fight on (Better call Saul)

    05/22/2016 6:55:42 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 101 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 21, 2016 | Seema Mehta & Melanie Mason
    After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, his campaign staffers boxed up their mementos and souvenirs as they prepared to shutter the Houston headquarters, and the Texan announced that he would seek reelection to the U.S. Senate. Yet Cruz’s team didn't abandon the race for the White House entirely. It still filed a slate of potential presidential delegates for California’s June 7 primary, and continues to monitor delegate selection in states that already voted in the GOP nominating process. The end result is that Cruz will have more than 550 loyalists attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland...
  • Two New Polls Show Good News For Texas Senator Ted Cruz

    03/24/2016 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Hannity ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    A pair of new polls are showing good news for presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. In a new Fox News poll of 388 likely GOP primary voters, frontrunner Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are now in a statistical dead heat nationally. The poll shows Trump and Cruz polling at 41%-38% respectively, a slight edge for the real estate mogul, but within the poll's +/- 5 point margin of error. Governor John Kasich is running in third place with 17%. A second poll, this one from Emerson College, is spelling good news for Ted Cruz in the April 5th, winner-take-all...
  • Why Ted Cruz Could Win the GOP Nomination. In 2020.

    03/19/2016 1:14:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    Slate ^ | March 18, 2016 | William Saletan
    [SNIP]The argument against Cruz is that he’s obnoxious.His colleagues don’t like him,and exit polls show he doesn’t do nearly as well among moderate and somewhat conservative voters as he does among hardcore conservatives....That’s why,when my colleague Jamelle Bouie was betting on Cruz,I put my money on Rubio...I stand refuted.Cruz hasn’t overcome the Trump wave,but he has proved that in an angry party,his organization,discipline,and message can beat a broadly appealing rival.Republicans who vote for Trump in 2016,only to see him abandoned by elements of their party and defeated in the general election,would be at least as angry in 2020.The notion that...
  • Barbara Walters to Interview Donald Trump on ABC's 20/20, Today

    11/20/2015 10:07:08 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Broadway World ^ | November 20, 2015 | BWW News Desk
    In a wide ranging interview, Barbara Walters sits down with presidential candidate Donald Trump for a special "20/20." ... "20/20" airs on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network ...
  • Kanye West: ‘I Have Decided in 2020 to Run for President’

    After accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards and admitting to have smoked something, rapper Kanye West announced that he will be running for president in 2020. “And yes, as you could probably guess by this moment. I have decided in 2020 to run for president.” Hollywood Reporter reports that West hinted that he took “something” before the show, saying “I rolled up a little something. I knocked the edge off,” but he told the audience, “It ain’t about me. It’s about ideas, bro.”
  • LePage says he wants Maine income tax gone by 2020

    06/01/2015 7:09:52 AM PDT · by Cowman · 5 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | March 12 | By Scott Thistle
    AUBURN, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage pitched his plan to reform Maine’s tax system and realign the state’s spending priorities in a “town hall” forum at Edward Little High School on Wednesday. LePage announced he intends to put a statewide ballot measure before voters in 2016 that would ask them to amend the Maine Constitution to eliminate the state’s income tax for good. He told Eileen Heidrich of Turner that that way he would be sure his goal to end the state’s income tax completely could not be undone by politicians in Augusta. “We are working on the language; we’ve...
  • China could invade by 2020, Taiwan’s military says

    10/09/2013 1:52:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/09/2013 | (France 24 with wires)
    If China’s two-decade-long arms buildup continues at current rates, the mainland will be able “to take Taiwan by force before the end of 2020” despite any moves by Taiwanese allies such as the US to repel an invasion, Taiwan’s military said Tuesday. … China’s annual military spending has grown by double-digit rates on average for the past 20 years or so, according to the 2013 National Defense Report. The study added that China’s capacity for weapons research and manufacturing had also greatly increased and had come to pose “a grave threat to Taiwan”. China produces much of its military hardware...
  • Neighbor from hell 'who performed lewd dance at child's party and......

    09/20/2013 9:33:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    mail online ^ | Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: Neighbor from hell 'who performed lewd dance at child's party and said she wished the mom was dead' breaks silence to claim SHE was the bullied one and husband wanted an affair A woman dubbed the 'neighbor from hell' has hit back at the family who say she terrorized them, claiming that she was the one being bullied and that the husband wanted to have an affair with her. Lori Christensen, 50, from Minnesota, became notorious in 2012 for allegedly targeting her neighbors without good reason. Police received more than 100 calls about her behavior which ranged from...
  • Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics

    09/07/2013 6:02:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/07/2013 | David Wharton
    <p>Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games.</p> <p>The capital city outdistanced two other finalists — Istanbul and Madrid — as Japanese officials vowed that radioactive leaks would have no effect on the Games.</p>
  • OECD Says Oil Prices Could Reach $150-$270 By 2020

    03/23/2013 2:33:16 PM PDT · by Laurent.w · 32 replies
    4-traders ^ | 6 March 2013 | Jenny Gross
    Oil prices could rise to anywhere between $150 and $270 a barrel by 2020 as demand growth in emerging markets like India and China out paces expected supply, the OECD said Wednesday. The report shows the central role that Asian oil demand will play in determining prices, even as the U.S. reduces its need for energy imports amid a surge in its unconventional hydrocarbons production. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Energy reported China overtook the U.S. as the world's largest net oil importer.
  • Shale oil can't stop crude topping $150 by 2020

    02/23/2013 3:59:29 AM PST · by Laurent.w · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 11, 2012 | Richard Mably
    Oil prices are likely to rise sharply from 2015, surpassing $150 a barrel in 2019 and 2020, Bernstein Research said. The 180-page report from Bernstein estimates Brent will rise from an average $113 in 2015 to $158 in 2020, with U.S. crude priced at a $5 discount. While U.S. shale oil and Canadian oil sands have reinvigorated the North American oil industry, new supplies are too small to meet emerging market demand growth. By 2015, shale oil is forecast to constitute just 3.2 pct of global supply, up from 1.5 pct now. The cost of production will support prices. Bernstein...
  • 2020[Summer Olympics]: Too Soon for Turkey

    08/17/2012 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    On Sunday, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games came to a close. London’s spectacle was successful, even if marred at times by scandal and excessive political correctness. The end of the games may bring calm to London traffic, but the closing ceremony was simply the starting whistle for the final leg of another race: The competition to host the 2020 games.
  • What 2010 Census Tells Us About 2020 Reapportionment

    12/31/2011 8:07:01 AM PST · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 28, 2011 | By Sean Trende
    The 2010 redistricting season is beginning to wrap up, with only a dozen or so states still waiting to announce their new lines. And soon we'll have our first race under the revised congressional apportionment. Yet for those of us who follow congressional races closely, the Census Bureau granted us an early Christmas present when it released 2011 estimates for population in each state. Using these numbers, we can extrapolate changes in population from the 2010 numbers, and estimate what the population of each state would look like in 2020 if the trends hold true. This then enables us to...
  • Santorum raises $700k in Q3

    10/15/2011 8:50:18 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 58 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 11-15-11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Santorum raised $704,000 for the third fundraising quarter that ended in September, his campaign said, adding that most of it was raised in the final three weeks of that period. But he also spent $743,000, leaving his account with $189,000 in cash on hand. Continue Reading Santorum has been running a by-the-bootstraps effort that focuses heavily on Iowa and scoring among the top finishers in the Iowa caucuses. And he's been using the debates to try to vault himself ahead. UPDATE: Santorum also has just over $70,000 in debt.
  • International Space Station to be 'sunk' after 2020

    07/28/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/26/11 | AFP
    Russia and its partners plan to plunge the International Space Station (ISS) into the ocean at the end of its life cycle after 2020 so as not to leave space junk, its space agency said on Wednesday. "After it completes its existence, we will be forced to sink the ISS. It cannot be left in orbit, it's too complex, too heavy an object, it can leave behind lots of rubbish," said deputy head of Roskosmos space agency Vitaly Davydov. "Right now we've agreed with our partners that the station will be used until approximately 2020," he said in comments released...
  • Dems fault Obama for not using bully pulpit (no mention of $25 TRILLION debt by 2020 catastrophe)

    06/29/2011 4:10:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/29/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dems fault Obama for not using bully pulpitBy Alexander Bolton - 06/29/11 05:45 AM ET Senate Democrats are accusing President Obama of failing to use his bully pulpit effectively in the debt-ceiling fight. They say most people are confused about the issue and don’t understand they’d face an economic catastrophe if the $14.3 trillion ceiling isn’t raised by Aug. 2. While Democratic lawmakers share some of the blame, they say Obama has not used his media power aggressively enough to educate voters about the complex issue, and that this has given leverage to Republicans in negotiations on a deficit-reduction package...
  • $100B/Yr Climate Finance Challenging, But Possible (global taxes!) - UN Panel (Soros)

    11/06/2010 11:28:07 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Selina Williams
    Raising $100 billion a year of climate finance by 2020 is challenging, but possible through mechanisms including carbon markets, domestic carbon taxes and a variety of international transportation taxes, a United Nations advisory group said in a report Friday. Earlier this year, the UN's Ban established the panel, which includes U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, billionaire financier George Soros and Deutsche Bank vice-chairman Caio Koch-Weser. The financing will be used to support mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries--in particular, for the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
  • ‘This Week with Christiane Amanpour’ to air Town Hall Special; 20/20, ‘Islam in America’

    09/28/2010 4:26:49 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 27 replies
    TV Newser ^ | Sept. 28, 2010 | Molly Stark Dean
    ABC is jumping head-first into the New York City mosque debate with a special town hall edition of “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” focusing on Islam in America and a “20/20″ prime time special with Diane Sawyer on the same topic. Amanpour will tape the town hall tomorrow night in New York City at ABC’s Times Square Studios. It will air Sunday, October 3. Amanpour lives in New York but commutes to DC for her show. The “20/20″ special airs Friday night at 10pmET. This is Sawyer’s first primetime special since taking over as anchor of “World News” late last...
  • Japanese Robots to Take Over the Moon by 2020

    06/01/2010 5:44:46 AM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 349+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | June 1, 2010 | Jason Mick
    Even as the U.S. begrudgingly watches it own 21st century Moon-landing aspirations fade into the sunset, other nations are more than happy to pick up the slack. We've already covered China and India's lunar ambitions extensively. Now another Asian superpower is thirsting for the resources buried on Earth's largest natural satellite. According to a report in Japanese publication NODE, JAXA, Japan's space program, is looking to pour $2.2B USD into plans to put an army of robots (peaceful robots, of course) on the Moon.
  • 7 companies that won't make it to 2020

    12/09/2009 7:34:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies · 3,216+ views
    MSN Money ^ | 12/9/2009 | Michael Brush
    NO SPACE FOR COMPLETE EXPLANATION, CAN ONLY POST EXCERPTS. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE BY CLICKING ABOVE LINK : Potentially fatal flaws come in many forms. But three crop up the most when you talk to experts: excessive debt, superior competitors and the inability to keep up with technological change. 1. Palm With the Treo, Palm (PALM, news, msgs) was an early pioneer of the move to smart phones. So it doesn't seem right that stronger competitors such as Apple (AAPL, news, msgs) and Research In Motion (RIMM, news, msgs) are now going to crush it. But that seems to be Palm's...
  • Update on Barbara Walters and Palin (Trig is wonderful)

    11/20/2009 10:25:09 PM PST · by ak267 · 10 replies · 1,272+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 11/21/2009 | ak267
    Update by Daniel: From ABC's "20/20" tonight:
  • Mish Unemployment Projections Through 2020 - It Looks Grim

    11/14/2009 8:24:06 AM PST · by BGHater · 6 replies · 545+ views
    Inquiring minds are interested in figuring out how long it might take to get back to "full employment" defined as 5%. John Mauldin touched upon this theme in Welcome to the New Normal. John's analysis stopped short of making actual projections as to when full employment would return, or the detailed path it would take to get there year by year. However, I thank John for providing a nice starting point for discussion. In Scarred Job Market Expected to Weigh on Economy The Wall Street Journal offers this look at how long it would take to return to employment levels...
  • 20/20 glosses over shooter's motives (blames "stress"); Ignores hero who stopped the massacre

    11/07/2009 6:08:05 AM PST · by American Infidel · 22 replies · 843+ views
    My apologies if this a duplicate. I didn't see this posted. I couldn't help but notice on ABC's 20/20 'report' on the Fort Hood shooting last night, that they went out of their way to blame "stress" for the shooting despite the fact that the shooter had never been deployed anywhere, nor had he ever been on the battle field. Although they did touch upon his islamic jihadi tendencies of late, they didn't dare point to that as the motive. They also only gave a brief (literally 10-15 seconds) mention of the heroic woman (Kimberly Munley)who stopped the killer's rampage...
  • couples persecuted for their faith in England

    10/23/2009 9:04:43 AM PDT · by freeman2 · 5 replies · 366+ views
    cereal ^ | 10/21/09 | unknown
    I have an article that talks about “the secrets plans” Islamic are using to over throw westerners and England by the year 2020. This article will help the couples who is currently being persecuted for debating with a Muslim women in their privately own hotel. I have no way of reaching them. Maybe you could forward this to their lawyers. After you read the article, you will realize that it is part of the Muslim’s scheme, all planted. If you would like this article emailed over to you, please let me know by email. If I can help in anyway,...
  • Obama's regulatory chief pushes new 'bill of rights'

    09/10/2009 9:42:21 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 50 replies · 1,911+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – A government that is constitutionally required to offer each citizen a "useful" job in the farms or industries of the nation. A country whose leadership intercedes to ensure every farmer can sell his product for a good return. A nation that has the power to act against "unfair competition" and monopolies in business. This is not a description of Cuba, communist China, or the USSR until 1991. It's the vision of the future of the U.S, as mandated by a radical new "bill of rights" drawn up and pushed by President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass...
  • Nasa 'needs another Ł30bn to fulfil Moon mission'

    08/13/2009 9:30:23 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/13/2009 | Jacqui Goddard in Miami
    Nasa will not be able to meet its target of sending humans back to the Moon by 2020, or even dream of landing on Mars, because it is suffering from chronic underfunding, a presidential review panel has warned. The US space agency needs at least another $50 billion (Ł30 billion) over the next decade if it is to come close to delivering on its vision for retiring the space shuttle, completing construction of the International Space Station and launching ambitious new voyages of discovery. Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in 1969. He believes a new lunar mission would be pointless...
  • Canadian Health Care: A Viable Model? (John Stossel on ABC's 20/20 TONIGHT 10pm EST)

    07/31/2009 6:09:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies · 2,049+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/31/09
    Canadian Health Care: A Viable Model? John Stossel discovers some dead-serious drawbacks to socialized medicine.
  • 60 Minutes Fear of a Nation Clinging to its Guns

    07/27/2009 10:30:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies · 1,351+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-26-09 | Wordsmith
    This was originally televised back in April, but was repeated again tonight: [20/20 Video] Too bad Lesley Stahl couldn't utilize footage of 20/20's "Virginia Tech" gun experiment (which looks to have been aired the same weekend as the 60 Minutes ep) to buttress her "more gun control/guns are bad" push: [Video's At Site] I think there are some good points and merit in the 20/20 scenario staging; however, their experiment itself, I think, is far from empirical and nonbiased. For one, the "intruder" is already at a clear advantage given he's a trained firearms instructor firing with the accuracy of...
  • JOHN LOTT: ABC’s Shameful '20/20' Experiment

    04/20/2009 5:31:23 AM PDT · by Sudetenland · 28 replies · 1,608+ views
    The Fox Forum ^ | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates look desperate. Last Friday night, on April 10, ABC aired a heavily promoted, hour long “20/20″ special called “If I Only Had a Gun.” It is ABC’s equivalent of NBC’s infamous exploding gas tanks in General Motors pickups where NBC rigged the truck to explode. With legislation in Texas and Missouri advancing to eliminate gun-free zones at universities, perhaps this response isn’t surprising. The show started and ended by claiming that allowing potential victims to carry guns would not help keep them safe –- not even with hundreds of hours of practice firing guns. No mention was...
  • Armed self-defense & ‘The Stopwatch of Death’

    04/17/2009 4:40:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies · 890+ views
    Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 April, 2009 | Paul Valone
    “Time is our worst adversary in dealing with active killers. We’re racing what I call ‘the Stopwatch of Death.’ Victims are often added to the toll every several seconds.” -- Ron Borsch, a 30-year law enforcement veteran who manages the South East Area Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy in Bedford, Ohio. Photo: Oleg Volk, www.olegvolk.net“If I only had a gun,” ABC’s recent segment of “20/20,” treated viewers to a biased and deeply flawed “study” promoting the opinion that armed citizens are incapable of stopping active killers in mass homicides. On Monday, “Myths of Armed Self-Defense” exposed “20/20’s” fallacy of the...
  • Diane Sawyer rigs mass shooting experiment on 20/20

    04/15/2009 4:29:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies · 1,902+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 14 April, 2008 | Dean Rieck
    Do you think it's a good idea to be armed during a mass shooting? Diane Sawyer and the producers of ABC's 20/20 aren't so sure. In fact, on Friday, April 10, 2009, Sawyer spent a full hour trying desperately to prove how dangerous guns are and how ordinary people can't possibly defend themselves with firearms. The show's snarky title: "If I Only Had A Gun." Slanted information filled the report, seemingly pulled from the press releases of the Brady Campaign, with not a single dissenting opinion. The most egregious slight of hand was a rigged experiment that struggled to show...
  • Breaking Down 60 Minutes' Anti-Gun Bias

    04/14/2009 6:48:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 611+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | 13 April, 2009 | David Rittgers
    ABC’s 20/20 did a hit piece on the Second Amendment and armed citizens on Friday night. The show responded to the growing sentiment that “if I only had a gun,” maybe an armed citizen could make a difference in a spree shooting such as the incidents at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University. In reality, it ought to be called “if I had ONLY a gun.” Picking people without concealed carry permits to represent the armed citizen and rigging the scenario to ensure that they don’t defeat your narrative is propaganda, not journalism. Several college students are selected to represent...
  • If I Only Had A Gun misfires for 20/20 when they cannot stay on topic.

    04/13/2009 7:42:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies · 2,666+ views
    LA gun rights examiner ^ | 11 April, 2009 | John LongeneckerGo to John's Home Page
    How do you hit the broad side of a barn in a news report when you can't see the core issues? How did we know the report would be misleading and terribly lacking? As you know, I write for non-gun owners. I furnish analysis and facts more on the issue of liberty and citizen authority than guns themselves. Guns, liberty, and our sovereign authority over officials in this country are inextricable, and I have shown why over the years. The armed citizen is not an opinion concept, it is and always has been a safeguard of our way of life....
  • ABC 20/20 Agrees: Matthew Shepard Murdered During Robbery, Not Hate Crime

    11/15/2004 8:14:16 AM PST · by gidget7 · 65 replies · 9,200+ views
    massnews.com ^ | 11/15/2004 | massnews.com
    ABC 20/20 Agrees: Matthew Shepard Murdered During Robbery, Not Hate Crime The 1998 Matthew Shepard murder, portrayed as a hate crime because Shepard was homosexual, was in fact a bungled burglary and not motivated by hate, according to a new ABC 20/20 investigation, which confirms a MassNews exclusive published at the time. However, ABC did not reveal that this legend was begun by Pinch Sulzberger (using the power of both the New York Times and the Boston Globe which he had just inherited) to begin his plan of imposing homosexual “marriage” across the entire nation, beginning in Massachusetts. According to...
  • Spitzer prostitute sits down for TV interview

    11/18/2008 3:05:46 PM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 26 replies · 1,282+ views
    Associated Prostitutes ^ | 11-17-08 | AP
    The prostitute at the center of the salacious scandal that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and generated national headlines is going to dish on her life as a pricey escort. ABC says Ashley Alexandra Dupre sat down with Diane Sawyer on the program "20/20." Dupre reveals how an "upper middle-class, girl next door got into the profession and the psychological journey she continues to experience."
  • China defense could be $360 billion a year by 2020

    08/01/2008 5:48:17 PM PDT · by Flavius · 26 replies · 90+ views
    ap ^ | 8/1/08 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    AP spewing stuff, but still what will war with China look like...
  • NASA on target for return to the moon by 2020: officials

    12/10/2007 6:20:45 PM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 138 replies · 300+ views
    breitbart ^ | Dec 10 07:26 PM
    Despite funding uncertainty, NASA is on track to return humans to the moon by 2020 and set up a lunar outpost to serve as a springboard to explore Mars, officials said Monday. "Our job is to build towns on the moon and eventually put tire prints on Mars," NASA's Rick Gilbrech told reporters here, one year after the US space agency unveiled an ambitious plan to site a solar-powered, manned outpost on the south pole of the moon. "We have the International Space Station; we're going to have a lunar outpost, and someday, certainly, somebody will go to Mars," said...
  • Stossel brings some common sense to the healthcare debate

    09/23/2007 12:21:58 PM PDT · by ensignsj · 7 replies · 130+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | Rochester Pundit
    John Stossel's 20/20 special "Whose Body is it Anyway?: Sick in America" is a fantastic piece of television journalism in what I see as a pretty sad age for that profession. I've always liked Stossel, not because his views often align with my conservative sensibilities, but because he just makes sense. I think that's why liberals hate him so much. There's a veritable mountain of good stuff in this piece, but his overriding point is that the individual should be in control of his or her health care, not the insurance companies and certainly not the government. Amen and amen!
  • OECD warns against biofuels subsidies

    09/10/2007 11:18:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 31 replies · 659+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 9/10/2007 | Andrew Bounds
    Governments need to scrap subsidies for biofuels, as the current rush to support alternative energy sources will lead to surging food prices and the potential destruction of natural habitats, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will warn on Tuesday. The OECD will say in a report to be discussed by ministers on Tuesday that politicians are rigging the market in favour of an untried technology that will have only limited impact on climate change. “The current push to expand the use of biofuels is creating unsustainable tensions that will disrupt markets without generating significant environmental benefits,” say the authors...
  • Are Americans Cheap? (John Stossel)

    11/29/2006 6:15:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,813+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 29, 2006 | John Stossel
    The New York Times and Washington Post editorialize about America's "stinginess." Former President Jimmy Carter says when it comes to helping others, "The rich states don't give a damn." Standing outside the White House, the singer Bono told the press that America doesn't do enough to help the needy: "It's the crumbs off our tables that we offer these countries." It seems obvious to Bono and President Carter that America offers "crumbs" because the governments of most other wealthy countries distribute a larger percentage of their nations' wealth in foreign aid. Yes, the U.S. government gave out $20 billion last...