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  • Clinton probe tests FBI chief

    08/17/2015 7:48:15 PM PDT · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/17/15 04:07 PM EDT | By Jordain Carney
    FBI Director James Comey is being thrust into the spotlight as the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s personal email server intensifies. The FBI is investigating the security of Clinton’s email setup, including if classified information was mishandled. The probe is putting the nation’s top law enforcement agency at the center of a political battle leading into the 2016 election. Comey has long shown an independent streak that's gained him wide bipartisan praise and helped him sail to a 93-1 confirmation vote in the Senate. That independence will be tested with Republican lawmakers demanding answers and the Clinton team dismissive of a...
  • VP Dick Cheney Still Leads Hardline US Foreign Policy Team

    05/23/2007 4:21:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 636+ views
    NASDAQ ^ | May 21, 2007 | Tom Raum
    Most of the war hawks who stood with President George W. Bush on Iraq are gone or departing, leaving Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney increasingly without much company in trumpeting a steely resolve. And it is Cheney who stands out as the administration's foreign-policy heavy, as Bush combines his war rhetoric with overtures to Democrats who control Congress. Bush's top ally in Iraq, U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, just paid a farewell U.S. visit. The supportive leaders of Spain and Italy are long gone. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned under pressure. World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz - one of...
  • The Phony Attorney General Scandal

    04/25/2007 9:34:40 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 10 replies · 674+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 04/25/2007 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    This firing of the attorneys is a fabricated and contrived scandal
  • Fired prosecutor says Blunt probe not a factor

    03/16/2007 11:20:15 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 599+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | March 16, 2007 | KELLY WIESE
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A fired federal prosecutor said Friday he doubted his investigation into Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt's administration was connected to his dismissal. Former U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins, a federal prosecutor in Arkansas, was removed from his job in December -- one of eight U.S. attorneys replaced in recent months by President Bush's administration. Cummins in October publicly cleared Blunt's administration of wrongdoing in the awarding of Missouri license office contracts, saying he closed an investigation without pursuing criminal charges. Cummins said the Justice Department told him he was being fired to make room for someone...
  • Bill Maher Makes Ethnic Deportation Crack

    08/24/2006 9:32:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 421+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 24, 2006 | pjcomix
    George Allen mentions a word that few have heard before, "macaca," and now the Washington Post is sqawking so loudly in "outrage" that he is forced to go on an apology tour. Meanwhile Bill Maher makes a crack about how an American born person of Hispanic descent should be deported and there is a big Ho-Hum in reaction. Bill Maher, as chronicled in the latest edition of the DUmmie FUnnies, made the following crack in his Huffington Post Blog while joining in the drumbeat for impeachment of Bush: "But if this decision stands, and this program is unlawful and...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (6/4/06): photos & news

    06/04/2006 5:04:03 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 150 replies · 2,926+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush attended Sunday services at St. John's today as several important news items received little notice in the media. The Supreme Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution gave a horrific speech today. Using both U.S. domestic and international Leftist polls and other bile, Khamenei essentially claimed that President Bush is the world's #1 pariah (my paraphrasing of the gist of what he said). In a world increasingly interconnected electronically, biased polls and media reports driven by the domestic Left (but aided by the always disgruntled far right) are becoming exremely dangerous to U.S....
  • Dumbed Down Cops (Bush Justice Department's Political Correctness Insanity Alert)

    04/09/2006 11:48:54 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies · 1,741+ views ^ | 04/10/06 | Joseph Farah
    If you don't believe your federal government is actively working to destroy your way of life, to subvert common-sense standards, to further racial injustice and double-standards, to deny individual rights in favor of group rights, just read on and see what is happening right now in Virginia. The city of Virginia Beach this week reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department – that's the federal agency headed by President Bush's pick of Alberto Gonzales – to lower the standards of math exams for local police recruits. Why, you ask, would Washington be interfering in the setting of standards for...
  • Luttig, (Karen) Williams Soar On Tradesports' Predictive Stock Exchange

    10/02/2005 11:03:05 PM PDT · by dangus · 18 replies · 729+ views
    HOW TRADESPORTS AND OTHER OUTCOME STOCK EXCHANGES WORK Tradesports is a stock exchange which sells "shares" of "stocks," which can be traded just as if they were business stocks... except that rather than paying dividends, their value is based on the perceived likelihood of an outcome, and instead of business shares, the shares of possible outcomes to current events are sold. When one of several outcomes occurs, the stock of that outcome becomes worth 100 units (=$10). All shares of stock of other outcomes become worthless, once it is known that the outcome will not occur. The theory is that...
  • Juan Williams pushes for Gonzalez on Beltway Boys

    07/02/2005 3:32:17 PM PDT · by colonel mosby · 113 replies · 1,759+ views
    Fox News-Beltway Boys | July 2, 2005 | colmosby
    Apparently, liberals think Alberto Gonzalez has the best chance to be the next John Paul Stevens/David Souter. That is, a liberal turncoat appointed by a Republican President. Juan Williams, the most reliable left-wing talking head on the Fox News Network, pushed for a Gonzalez nomination to the Supreme Court on this week's edition of The Beltway Boys. Here's hoping that George W. Bush doesn't waste this golden opportunity to get another Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. It's time to go to the mattresses.
  • The Conservative Case Against Al Gonzales

    07/02/2005 12:48:13 AM PDT · by tame · 100 replies · 1,879+ views ^ | January 27, 2003 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Presidential aides are floating White House Counsel Al Gonzales as a potential Supreme Court nominee. But nominating Gonzales could pit President Bush against some of his own supporters in a bitter confirmation battle. Citing "administration officials," the Washington Post reports that despite "frank opposition among conservative activists" Gonzales "is still very much in the running and might well be nominated—if not first, then eventually." Many Senate Democrats will oppose any Bush pick. But why would conservatives oppose Gonzales? At first glance, he seems like the perfect nominee. Gonzales is the President's longtime friend. Bush could make him the first Latino...
  • Democratic Whizzinator - (side slappingly funny + totally true! Take this, you Dems!)

    05/18/2005 4:20:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 1,480+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | MAY 18, 2005 | JAY BRYANT
    Way back in the Slick Nineties, Bill Clinton famously plea-bargained an apology on the issue of drug use by admitting to having smoked marijuana without inhaling. Recently, a Minnesota Viking running back named Onterrio Smith was found to be in possession of a device called the Whizzinator – which is an artificial penis which carries its own supply of urine and can be used to produce a drug free sample upon demand. Smith, who obviously studied at Slick Willie's knee when it comes to plea- bargaining, told investigators he was taking the stuff to his cousin. Use it himself to...
  • Democrats Float Idea of Gonzales Filibuster

    02/02/2005 3:08:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies · 984+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | February 2, 2005 | Steve Roeder
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- As a vote draws near for the confirmation of White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales to succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft, Democrats in the Senate floated the idea of mounting a filibuster to the nomination. Talk of a possible filibuster drew quick rebuke from Gonzales supporters. RNC Deputy Communications Director Danny Diaz commented on a potential Democrat filibuster of Judge Alberto Gonzales' nomination. Gonzales would succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft. "Democrats should understand that filibustering America's first Hispanic nominee for attorney general is neither good policy nor good politics." Diaz said. "Numerous Senators on both sides of...
  • Kerry Visits Iraq!!?! Anythng to Get Away From Teresa, I suppose

    01/06/2005 6:45:39 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 681+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JANUARY 7, 2005 | JIM SPARKMAN, Founder of
    The evidence continues to mount. More and more it seems we can assume that the Democrats are just simply slow learners, perhaps incredibly so? After proving he was a disastrously weak candidate for president, John Kerry heads off to Iraq and picks up his Bush-bashing right where he left off in his campaign. Does Kerry think he won the election? It is unbelievable that this character is still talking about how Bush "botched" the Iraq War..........and even worse, he's saying these things to our guys in the field. Al Jazeera, the insurgent murderers, and John Kerry team up to bash...
  • The Politics of Torture - (Doc Farmer!)

    01/06/2005 6:08:52 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 167+ views
    (Author's Note: This article contains graphic descriptions of torture, degradation, and human suffering. It also contains language that most lib/dem/soc/commies will find offensive. It is called the truth.)Well, we've got a new congress starting up operations. The freshmen have been sworn in, they've been given the guided tour, and they should (hopefully) be able to find the bathrooms without too much difficulty. Committee assignments have been handed out in both houses, and with any luck at all we as a nation might actually see some real progress coming out of that 535-member coffee klatch that passes for a legislature. However,...
  • Possible Questions for Alberto Gonzales [Media Barf Alert]

    01/05/2005 5:49:51 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 31 replies · 526+ views
    AP via Great Falls Tribune ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Associated Press
    Some questions that Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales might face at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Thursday:---Q: What was your involvement in President Bush's February 2002 decision to sign an order saying he has the authority to suspend compliance with the Geneva Convention and that prisoner of war status does not apply to al-Qaida or "unlawful combatants" from the Taliban?Q: Was there pressure to come up with a legal justification to make that decision, and if there was, from whom?Q: What was your involvement in the now-disavowed Justice Department memoranda that said cruel, inhumane and degrading acts may...

    11/14/2004 11:55:12 PM PST · by kattracks · 25 replies · 1,408+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/15/04 | IAN BISHOP
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Schumer yesterday warned that a Clarence Thomas nomination for Supreme Court chief justice would "evoke a fight" from Democrats.[snip] Thomas has been eyed as a likely replacement for ailing Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Schumer didn't predict a bitter fight over Alberto Gonzalez, Bush's pick to succeed outgoing Attorney General John Ashcroft. Gonzalez is viewed as more moderate than Ashcroft.

    11/10/2004 5:52:25 PM PST · by rmlew · 56 replies · 872+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | November 10, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    According to this article, White House counsel Alberto Gonzales is the leading candidate to replace John Ashcroft as Attorney General. This column by Robert Novak, written in January 2003, suggests that Gonzales is no friend of conservatives. An excerpt: Gonzales's views on affirmative action became widely known in Washington last year when, at a meeting of the conservative Federalist Society, he announced his support of preferences.... [When he served on the Texas Supreme Court, he] had pulled the Texas court leftward, including decisions favorable to trial lawyers on tort cases. What most disturbed conservatives was his majority opinion invalidating a...

    11/10/2004 8:18:38 AM PST · by STARWISE · 437 replies · 14,627+ views
    ABC local network | 11-10-04
    Nothing follows yet .. look for official announcement soon.
  • The Rule of Law and the Rules of War

    05/15/2004 5:53:21 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 9 replies · 159+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/15/04 | Alberto Gonzalez
    May 15, 2004OP-ED CONTRIBUTORThe Rule of Law and the Rules of WarBy ALBERTO R. GONZALES ASHINGTON — With questions being raised regarding the treatment of detainees in both Guantánamo Bay and Iraq, it is important to revisit the origins of what has been a consistent and humane policy by the United States on this matter.Shortly after Al Qaeda killed 3,000 people on 9/11, President Bush stood before Congress and explained the nature of the war on terrorism. He described "a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen," with "dramatic strikes" and "covert operations." He also said that the...
  • White House to Schumer: You’re Wrong. The White House defends Miguel Estrada — again

    02/25/2003 4:39:11 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 72 replies · 316+ views
    NRO ^ | 2/25/2003 | Alberto Gonzales, The White House
    With the Democratic filibuster of the appeals-court nomination of Miguel Estrada continuing today in the Senate, White House counsel Alberto Gonzales has responded to comments made over the weekend by Sen. Charles Schumer, a leader of the opposition to Estrada. In an appearance on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Schumer claimed, among other things, that Estrada "answered no questions" at his confirmation hearing; that "no judicial nominee that I'm aware of for such a high court has ever had so little of a record"; that "there is no legal precedent" against turning over Justice Department documents Estrada wrote while...