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  • “Ya Gotta Know When to Fold ‘Em” - An Open Letter to Jason Allen

    08/12/2010 12:49:19 PM PDT · by jenk · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/12/10 | eburke
    Been thinking a lot about one of my favorite Country tunes ever since you and Dr. Dan Benishek fought to almost a draw in your primary race. If my information is correct, Dr. Dan held a 1-vote lead over you on Election Night. Now, with the canvass of all the counties complete, that lead has “stretched” to 15 votes. That means that Dr. Benishek continues to cling to the narrowest of margins, and you are looking at another old saying: “So close, and yet so far.” And now you have a major, strategic decision to make. Do you accept the...
  • Note to Jason Allen: There's no *I* in "Team"

    08/12/2010 10:09:29 AM PDT · by jenk · 7 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/12/10 | Dave Poff
    Jason Allen and Dan Benishek faced off in what proved to be a very tight GOP primary on August 3 for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District seat once occupied by Bart Stupak. At the end of the night, Benishek was up by a single vote. In the days since, as each precinct and each county has been working to review and verify and certify, Allen and Benishek have had to ready legal teams and file paperwork and assemble staff in order to prepare for a recount fight…should one come. That decision rests soley on Allen’s shoulders. Over those 9 days Benishek’s...
  • The People Have Spoken--Dan Benishek wins MI01 Primary by 15

    08/12/2010 10:02:34 AM PDT · by jenk · 16 replies
    Benishek Campaign | 01/12/10 | Jesse Osmer
    THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN All the votes have been counted, the counties have certified their votes, and Dr. Dan Benishek is the winner IRON MOUNTAIN, MI - Seven days of certification meetings across the 1st District have resulted in the final lead for Republican grassroots candidate Dr. Dan Benishek rising from 1 to 15. One of the largest districts in the United States, the 1st Congressional District consists of 31 counties. Boards of Canvassers were required to meet and verify the numbers submitted to the Secretary of State by the 17th, but all have completed certifying their tallies as of...
  • Benishek Up As Counties Continue to Certify Primary Results (MI-01 primary recount)

    08/09/2010 6:40:49 PM PDT · by randita · 12 replies · 2+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 8/9/10 | Tricia Miller
    Benishek Up As Counties Continue to Certify Primary Results By Tricia Miller | August 9, 2010 6:46 PM Surgeon Dan Benishek leads state Sen. Jason Allen in the county-level canvassing process sorting out last week's tight Republican primary results in Michigan's 1st district. With 16 of 31 counties certifying their results, Benishek is ahead by 18 votes, according to his campaign. After the initial unofficial vote count, Benishek was just one vote ahead of Allen in the northern Michigan district currently represented by retiring Rep. Bart Stupak (D). The count: 27,091 to 27,090. Once the counties certify the results, the...
  • GOP deadlocked for Stupak seat (one vote difference)

    08/05/2010 4:52:28 AM PDT · by randita · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/4/10 | Kasie Hunt
    GOP deadlocked for Stupak seat By: Kasie Hunt August 4, 2010 03:55 PM EDT One vote: That's all that separates the two Republicans vying for the right to seek retiring Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak's House seat. The unofficial vote tally kept by the Michigan secretary of state's office showed physician Dan Benishek with 27,091 votes Wednesday, compared with 27,090 for state Sen. Jason Allen. (The Associated Press gave Benishek a slightly larger, 12-vote lead.) It's a margin so slim that the top two primary finishers could remain in limbo through weeks or even months of ballot-counting and litigation. And...
  • Primary race for MI01--To Replace Stupak

    08/03/2010 11:31:53 PM PDT · by jenk · 6 replies · 9+ views
    08/04/10 | me
    The race in MI01 has Benishek winning by 102 votes. If Allen wants he can ask for a recount, but they rarely get more than a dozen + or - We will see. Allen got Alcona, Alger, Antrim, Arenac, Bay, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Crawford, Emmet, Gladwin,Mackinaw, Montmorency,Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle. Benishek got Alpena, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iosco, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Marquette, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft, and Stupaks home county, Menominee. Map of Michigan CountiesIt's basically the UP and Alpena and Iosco, for Benishek. Allen got the LP and Alger minus a very important Alpena. Let's hope this stands.
  • “If you have to say you are, you aren’t.”

    07/28/2010 4:29:37 AM PDT · by jenk · 16 replies · 3+ views
    me | 07/28/10 | Jen Kuznicki
    The Great Margaret Thatcher is quoted as saying, "Power is like being a lady, if you have to say you are, you aren't." Margaret Thatcher is one of those people you do not have to describe when it comes to conservatism. You would never say, Conservative Margaret Thatcher for instance. She just is. So to paraphrase her, "Being a conservative is like being a lady, if you have to say you are, you aren't." The most laughable moments in debates and mailings coming from the Allen campaign in the race for Michigan's First District, are the number of times Allen...
  • NAACP criticizes Webb; Allen makes distinction

    07/28/2010 2:02:11 AM PDT · by Nickname · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 27, 2010 | JIM NOLAN AND TYLER WHITLEY
    An opinion article by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., advocating an end to government diversity programs is drawing fire from the head of the Virginia chapter of the NAACP. "We vehemently disagree with your analysis and wonder if serving in the elite, rich, United States Senate has skewed your vision of the world in which we live," wrote executive director King Salim Khalfani. "Your opponent then and coming, George Allen, would not have had the gall to write about the 'myth of white privilege' even though I am sure he feels that way."
  • Benishek will repeal, Jason will overhaul

    05/25/2010 7:17:53 AM PDT · by jenk · 22 replies · 207+ views
    jennerationx.com ^ | 05/25/10 | Jen Kuznicki
    From a news release May 20th, 2010: BENISHEK PLEDGES TO REPEAL OBAMACARE Iron River, MI – Dr. Benishek pledged this week to sponsor legislation to repeal the Obamacare Bill that was forced through Congress by the Democrats earlier this year, with Bart Stupak delivering the pivotal support necessary for passage. He signed the Club for Growth pledge, aboard a bus while finishing the last stretch of his “Enough if Enough” tour of Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. “The so called “Health Care Reform Bill passed by Congress earlier was not the will of the people and it will not increase the...
  • Roman Polanski, Pay Your Debt to Society

    05/21/2010 7:05:55 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 5 replies · 304+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 05-21-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    It should be stated that Hollywood and European liberals alike follow the same mindset as Woody Allen that Polanski is more victim than criminal. To these disconnected liberals, prima-facie evidence of Polanski’s suffering is apparent to them because in hiding from his sentence in the U.S., he has been denied total freedom to travel. I guess it is true that the filmmaker has been denied the penthouses and fancy cars of America and has been reduced to merely basking in the penthouses and fancy cars of other countries.
  • Woody Allen says President Obama should be granted dictatorial powers (seriously)

    05/17/2010 12:30:29 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 126 replies · 2,538+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | May 17, 2010
    Woody Allen has a strange take on the democracy that allowed him to become rich and famous. The "Scoop" director said it would be a cool idea for President Barack Obama to be dictator for for a few years. Why? So he could get things done without all the hassle of opposing views getting in the way. In an interview published by Spanish language newspaper La Vanguardia (that we translated), Allen says “I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.” But wait - there's...
  • Jason Allen, Traverse City, and the First District

    04/25/2010 8:02:01 AM PDT · by jenk · 6 replies · 239+ views
    jennerationx.com ^ | 4/25/10 | jennerationx
    The overwhelming majority of the current 1st district is infinitely different than the Traverse City area, and it is disconcerting that Allen would presume to represent most firsters. The TC area is the home of Michael Moore’s yearly film festival, and is a play spot of many celebrities and government officials. There is a valid concern that Senator Allen, a politician who has not been living the life of a person from the vast tundra of the first district, nor has he represented 74% of the district, could win his party’s nomination, and would be attacked relentlessly by the Democratic...
  • Jason Allen: Career Politician Wants Stupak's Seat

    04/22/2010 8:59:35 PM PDT · by jenk · 12 replies · 552+ views
    Michigan News and Views ^ | 4/22/10 | C.J. Williams
    Jason Allen is a forty-seven year old career politician from Michigan’s Grand Traverse County who became active in Republican politics while still in high school. Some speculate he aspires to become governor of the state someday, which might explain his ‘hands-across-the aisle’, bipartisan mentality and willingness to cater to special interest groups and snake oil salesmen with deep pockets. Following graduation from Traverse City High he earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in fashion merchandising at Miami University in Ohio. Allen returned to Traverse City where he went through the rigors of National Guard training and worked...
  • Allen West @ Iraq Veterans For Congress

    02/23/2010 8:06:55 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies · 127+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-10 | Skye
    Video I shot at CPAC of Lt. Col. Allen West. Iraq Veterans For Congress (IVC). [VIDEO AT SITE] What is IVC? Iraq Veterans for Congress PAC, or IVC, is a federally registered political action committee supporting the congressional campaigns of conservative Republican Iraq Veterans. We look for conservative Republican veterans who are determined to become a voice for our troops, military families, and hardworking patriotic Americans who believe that our country, our Constitution and our way of life are worth fighting for. Read more at floppingaces.net...
  • Allen ‘Not Closing Any Doors’ To Webb Rematch In 2012

    01/26/2010 3:41:00 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 38 replies · 651+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/26/2010 | David Hogberg
    Will ex-GOP Sen. George Allen of Virginia challenge the man who unseated him in 2006, Sen. Jim Webb? “I’m not closing any doors,” Allen told IBD. “Right now I’ve founded the American Energy Freedom Center and am advocating positive ideas on energy. “As far as political efforts, I’ll be helping out candidates in Virginia and around the country who share my common-sense conservative principles.
  • Oh, For Pete's Sake

    12/18/2009 6:03:37 AM PST · by Hube · 3 replies · 355+ views
    The Colossus of Rhodey ^ | 12/17/09 | Hube
    Linda Wallace in a column in last week's Philly Daily News typifies the utter nonsense that is the modern "diversity" and "multicultural" movement, not to mention the modern hypocrisy on matters racial. Titled "The true value of A.I." (as in Allen Iverson), the third paragraph alone signifies how clueless Wallace is: In many ways, Iverson was a 21st-century barrier-buster. Like Jackie Robinson, the little guy with the big heart challenged America's racial biases. He was the first NBA player to wear cornrows, which prompted some to wonder if he was "too black." His off-court fashions came straight from music videos:...
  • 4 Charged With Helping Washington ...[Monster] Kill 4 Police Officers

    12/04/2009 10:54:14 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 99 replies · 2,664+ views
    Fox News (AP) ^ | Dec. 4, 2009 | Staff
    TACOMA, Wash. — Authorities have charged four people with aiding the man accused of killing four Washington state police officers and plan on indicting two more in what investigators call a network of friends and relatives that helped Maurice Clemmons avoid capture. Rickey Hinton, 47, pleaded not guilty Thursday at his arraignment to three counts of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frederick Flemming ordered him held on $2 million bail. Court documents accuse Hinton, Clemmons' half brother, of lying to police Sunday when they stopped him for questioning near the property owned by Clemmons where Hinton...
  • White House Press Corps Happy to Attend Barack Obama's Off-the-Record BBQ

    07/09/2009 7:19:02 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 29 replies · 2,771+ views
    Gawker ^ | 7/9/09 | John Cook
    Reporters from roughly 30 television networks, newspapers, magazines, and web sites celebrated the Fourth of July with Barack Obama at the White House last weekend. Why didn't you know that? Because they were sworn to secrecy. We reported yesterday that Politico's Mike Allen was spotted milling about as a guest at the White House's "backyard bash" by the pool reporter, who was allowed into the event for 40 minutes and kept in a pen before being ushered out. When Allen quoted from the pool report in his Playbook column the next day, he deleted a reference to his own name...
  • info on missing Keyes/Obama debate tape

    12/02/2008 9:12:20 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 25 replies · 4,304+ views
    democratic disaster.com ^ | unknown | jaxright
    1st post:(keep in mind jaxright is a newbee as stated) I was looking for a video that I ran across recently from the 2004 Keyes/Obama Senate race debates where Keyes stated :"You are not even a Natural born citizen" to which Barack Obama replied: "That's OK, I am not running for president, I am only running for Senate." Has anyone else seen this? I can't seem to find it again. follow blog down to end..response from Keyes
  • The Man Behind the Whispers About Obama (Free Republic mentioned)

    10/12/2008 8:21:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies · 5,070+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Monday, October 13, 2008 | Jim Rutenberg
    The most persistent falsehood about Senator Barack Obama's background first hit in 2004 just two weeks after the Democratic convention speech that arguably set him on the path to his presidential candidacy: "Obama is a Muslim who has concealed his religion." That statement was contained in a press release and it spun a complex tale about the alleged ancestry of Obama, who is Christian. The press release was picked up by the conservative FreeRepublic.com Web site and spread virally and steadily as others elaborated on its claims over the years in e-mail messages, Web sites and, ultimately, books. It continues...
  • 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...
  • A candidate to support! (Joseph Farrah Wakes Up to Lt. Col. Allen West)

    08/21/2008 11:16:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 227+ views
    http://worldnetdaily.com ^ | August 22, 2008 | Joseph Farrah
    Check him out for yourself. He's the whole package. This is not only the kind of man you would want with you in the foxhole, this is the kind of man you want representing you in Washington – a man of integrity, character, moral clarity. This is a candidate I am excited about. Maybe you ask, "Farah, what can I do to support Col. West? I don't live in his district." The answer is simple. Do what I am doing. Send him the most generous campaign contribution you can. Maybe you don't have a man like West running in your...
  • UPDATE: Souter refuses to order ballot access (Maine Senate race)

    08/20/2008 4:32:07 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 9 replies · 211+ views
    Scotusblog ^ | 8/20/08 | Lyle Denniston
    UPDATE 5:10 p.m. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, in a brief order Wednesday afternoon, turned down a request that would have given an independent candidate in Maine for the U.S. Senate a place on the Nov. 4 ballot for that office. Souter acted without referring the stay application to his colleagues. There was no written opinion, just a simple denial order. The Justice’s action appears to assure the state’s two major party candidates, incumbent Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, and her Democratic challenger, Rep. Tom Allen, that they will not have to worry about an independent drawing votes away...
  • Happy 4th of July (Message From LtC. Allen West to all FReepers)

    07/03/2008 7:06:32 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 20 replies · 276+ views
    July 3, 2008 | LtC. Allen West
    "These are the times which try Men's souls, the summer Soldier and the sunshine Patriot shall soon fade away", Thomas Paine These simple words were spoken during our first months of fighting for our American independence as we had suffered many losses. However, coming out of Valley Forge and crossing the Delaware River right before Christmas in 1776 George Washington led us to victory at Trenton and the tide began to turn. Our victory at Saratoga solidified our resolve and inspired the French to lend their resources to our fledgling Country. Even in the south where we faced Gen Cornwallis...
  • Vets for Freedom Supports Allen West

    07/01/2008 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 15 replies · 181+ views
    Vets For Freedom ^ | July 1, 2008
    (Washington DC) Vets for Freedom is proud to announce its support of Allen West for United States Congress in the 22nd District of Florida. With a 20 year career as an officer in the Army, LTC West proudly served with distinction in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom, earning a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. Vets for Freedom applauds Allen’s commitment to continue his public service as a member of the United States House of Representatives. As a proud Army veteran of Iraq,...
  • Thank You FReepers

    07/01/2008 7:36:31 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 26 replies · 566+ views
    July 1, 2008 | LtC. Allen West
    Howdy to all the FReeper's out there, just wanted to take an opportunity to convey my sincere gratitude for all of your support. Since returning a simple e-mail to Fox Mulder 77 we have truly enjoyed an incredible response to our Congressional campaign, due to your support. I would just like to share with all of you an awesome statistic, we have had a total of nearly 1.2 million website hits with over 400,000 hits in June alone. This can be attributed to the Free Republic postings which have been the biggest director of web traffic to our Congressional campaign...
  • Allen West for Congress? Absolutely!

    06/29/2008 6:34:20 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 10 replies · 1,207+ views
    I had an opportunity to attend a campaign event for Allen West, a Republican running for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District against incumbent Ron Klein (D), yesterday and can tell you that I walked away feeling better than I have in weeks. You see I too am one of the majority of Americans who believe that this country is headed in the wrong direction, a line Democrats and mainstream media love to toss around. But not for the reason they would have you believe like Bush’s policies, the war in Iraq or anything to do with Republican politicians. No like most...
  • Leading from the Front (Future Leader of the Conservative Movement in Congress)

    06/28/2008 6:10:50 PM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 43 replies · 167+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 28, 2008
    Well FReeper's, here we are, a conservative leader running for Congress that needs our support!!
  • Leading Dem Admits the Party Has No Answers to Skyrocketing Gas Prices

    06/27/2008 7:36:35 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 69 replies · 127+ views
    Gateway Pundit | June 27, 2008
    <p>A leading democrat says Americans need to get used to paying $5 to $6 a gallon for their gas.</p> <p>U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, has a double dose of predictions on gasoline prices that nobody wants to hear: Prices are going up a lot more, he says, and the nation doesn't have any good ways to bring prices down.</p>
  • LtC. Allen West (Candidate U.S. House Fl. 22) will be a Guest on Two Radio Shows Today

    06/24/2008 11:20:53 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 18 replies · 97+ views
    June 24, 2008 | Self
    LtC. Allen West will be on at 4:05 and 4:30. Links below:
  • Really Nice YouTube Video Supporting LtC. Allen West Candidate Congress Fl.-22 [Our Country]

    06/23/2008 5:15:09 PM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 21 replies · 64+ views
    YouTube/AOL Video ^ | June 23, 2008
    I had lunch with him today, and he REALLY liked this video!!
  • EthicsDaily.com Tracks Clergy Sex Abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention

    01/24/2008 12:43:02 PM PST · by Titanites · 21 replies · 2,171+ views
    Ethics Daily ^ | December 31, 2007 | Bob Allen
    EthicsDaily.com reported 11 arrests, three convictions, two lawsuits and one suicide involving alleged sexual abuse by clergy in 2007.Other stories included a church that allowed a convicted sex offender to preach from its pulpit while knowing about his past and comments by the president of the Southern Baptist Convention denying clergy predators are a "systemic" problem and accusing victim advocates of using the issue for personal gain. Those stories were part of ongoing coverage of efforts by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests to pressure the 16.3 million-member convention to establish an independent review board for clergy sex...
  • Allen Won't Run for Va. Governor in '09

    01/08/2008 8:40:16 AM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 27 replies · 66+ views
    AP ^ | 1/8/2008 | BOB LEWIS
    Allen Won't Run for Va. Governor in '09 By BOB LEWIS – 50 minutes ago RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — George Allen, a former U.S. senator and governor of Virginia, will not run to lead the state again in 2009, he said Tuesday. Allen made his plans public in a statement to The Associated Press to end speculation about his participation in the upcoming gubernatorial race. He served as governor from 1994 to 1998 and in the U.S. Senate from 2001 until last year, when he suffered a bruising re-election loss to Democrat Jim Webb. The Republican wrote that he and...
  • (Vanity) Who Created the Fake Thompson Dropout Story?

    01/03/2008 1:46:41 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 41 replies · 128+ views
    http://www.politico.com/r ^ | Jan 03,2008 | http://www.politico.com/
    Who Created the Fake Thompson Dropout Story? http://www.politico.com/reporters/JonathanMartin.htmlJust as Dick Cheney had "a fever" for launching the Iraq war (or so Colin Powell told Bob Woodward), Jonathan Martin has had "a fever" for politics, government, public affairs and history from an early age. Martin grew up in a family that took subscriptions to all three weekly news magazines and he was subjected to a vacation diet of battlefields, museums and other landmarks of historic note. Thus imbued with a deep curiosity about The American Experience -- not to mention a working knowledge of every significant National Park Service-run property along...
  • Thompson Campaign Announces Virginia Campaign Leaders (Allen and McDonnell)

    11/13/2007 7:17:09 AM PST · by RDTF · 28 replies · 64+ views
    Fred08.com ^ | Nov 13, 2007 | not specified
    McLean, VA - Today the Fred Thompson campaign announced that two leading Virginia Republicans will serve as the campaign's Virginia Co-Chairs. Former Senator George Allen and Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell will lead the Thompson campaign operation in Virginia. A self-described "Common Sense Jeffersonian Conservative," George Allen has served the Commonwealth of Virginia for over twenty years. Allen first represented Virginia as a delegate in the General Assembly where he held Thomas Jefferson's seat. Elected to the United States Congress in 1991, Allen was later elected as Governor of Virginia in 1994. While in office he achieved criminal justice reform,...
  • Florida state Rep. Bob Allen guilty in bathroom-sex case

    11/10/2007 9:17:29 AM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 341+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10 Nov 2007 | Laurin Sellers
    State Rep. Bob Allen's troubles may only get worse. Seconds after he was convicted Friday of soliciting a sex act in a park bathroom, legislative leaders were discussing how to remove him from office. "This conviction makes it impossible for Rep. Allen to represent responsibly the citizens of his district," Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio said in a statement. "Furthermore, it is my personal belief that it harms the reputation of the Florida House of Representatives. We will now take the appropriate steps." Allen, R-Merritt Island, who did not testify in his own defense, insisted he is innocent. "I have...
  • George Allen, Liz Cheney spin for Thompson [their headline]

    10/08/2007 2:12:10 PM PDT · by daylilly · 51 replies · 1,471+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | October 8. 2008 | Chuck Todd
    One of the fun parts of being the host network of the debate is finding out first who the campaigns are lining up to spin for them post-debate. The campaign with the most interesting spinners on their team for tomorrow's CNBC/MSNBC/WSJ debate: Fred Thompson. His campaign has requested Spin Room credentials for one-time presidential hopeful/former Virginia Sen. George Allen as well as Liz Cheney, daughter of VP Cheney.
  • [Florida] State Rep. Allen explains [Men's Room] sex case: Fear made me play along

    08/06/2007 10:04:05 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 63 replies · 2,592+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3 August 2007 | Laurin Sellers
    TITUSVILLE - State Rep. Bob Allen told police he was just playing along when a undercover officer suggested in a public restroom that the legislator give him oral sex and $20 because he was intimidated, according to a taped statement and other documents released Thursday. Allen has already denied any wrongdoing, but the recordings and documents offered new details about what he and police say happened on July 11 inside the men's room at Veterans Memorial Park. "I certainly wasn't there to have sex with anybody and certainly wasn't there to exchange money for it," said Allen, R-Merritt Island, who...
  • Raiders' Karen Allen joins Ford on Indy 4

    07/29/2007 7:32:29 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 10 replies · 723+ views
    Guardian ^ | 7/27/07 | Staff
    <p>The long-awaited Indiana Jones adventure will mark a reunion of the original duo, with Karen Allen reprising her role as the feisty, hard-drinking Marion Ravenwood. Allen starred opposite Harrison Ford in 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first film in the series.</p>
  • Fla. State Representative Accused Of Soliciting Sex In Men's Room [Pubbie Bob ALLEN - Major BARF]

    07/12/2007 6:46:58 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 68 replies · 3,864+ views
    Local6.com ^ | 7/12/2007 | Local6
    Fla. State Representative Accused Of Soliciting Sex In Men's RoomPolice: Allen Offered To Perform Act For $20TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Florida state Rep. Robert "Bob" Allen, R-Merritt Island, was arrested Wednesday and charged with soliciting an undercover male officer for sex at a park in Central Florida, according to police. Investigators said Allen was acting suspicious and went in and out of the men's restroom at Veteran's Memorial Park, located on East Broad Street. Minutes later, authorities said, Allen solicited the male officer inside the restroom, offering to perform oral sex for $20.Click here to find out more! Allen was then...
  • Video: George Allen weighs in on the 2008 race

    05/22/2007 10:24:28 AM PDT · by SDGOP · 34 replies · 1,008+ views
    Forget the phrase "Where in the World is Matt Lauer"? How about "Where in the World is George Allen"? I found him! I interviewed him yesterday at his home near Mount Vernon in Virginia because I'm working on a future story about the legacy of Ronald Reagan and how that is impacting the 2008 GOP presidential race. Allen knew Ronald Reagan very well and so did his father. He is now heavily involved in promoting the Reagan Ranch Center and the conservative values that the group teaches to high school and college students around the country, Anyhow, at the end...
  • As a Man Thinketh (Something We Political Junkies Should Consider)

    04/15/2007 5:44:24 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 28 replies · 682+ views
    As a Man Thinketh | James Allen
    THE THOUGHT-FACTOR IN ACHIEVEMENT ALL that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. In a justly ordered universe, where loss of equipoise would mean total destruction, individual responsibility must be absolute. A man's weakness and strength, purity and impurity, are his own, and not another man's; they are brought about by himself, and not by another; and they can only be altered by himself, never by another. His condition is also his own, and not another man's. His suffering and his happiness are evolved from within. As he thinks,...
  • Campaigner tapped to be state GOP leader

    03/04/2007 7:37:09 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 461+ views
    THE GAZETTE ^ | March 4, 2007 | ED SEALOVER
    A year ago, Dick Wadhams never thought he’d be back in Colorado full time trying to resurrect the state Republican Party. Wadhams, the silver-tongued Las Animas native who has led upset campaigns across the country, expected to be getting Virginia Sen. George Allen prepped for his presidential run. That was before Allen made his infamous “macaca” remark amid what should have been an easy reelection bid, and suddenly both he and Wadhams, his press secretary, found themselves out of their jobs. One week after that debacle, Wadhams fielded a call from Colorado Senate Minority Leader Andy McElhany, who suggested that...
  • Did Webb Campaign to Opposition Research on Bloggers?

    12/13/2006 7:38:17 PM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 36 replies · 1,004+ views
    ShaunKenny.Com ^ | 12/13/2006 | Shaun Kenney
    If you are a Virginia blogger, chances are that the Webb campaign has an opposition research book on you. Bloggers that made the cut include Chad Dotson, Jim Hoeft, Ben Tribbett, Waldo Jaquith, Josh Chernila, Lowell Feld, Jim Riley, J.C. Wilmore, Jon Henke, and a host of others. These are not your typical background checks either... a significant amount of money was spent crafting the kind of opposition research one would typically find on a candidate running for public office. It seems as if the Webb campaign made a strategic decision to unleash this opposition research if something damaging came...
  • Virginia group stays true to message

    12/07/2006 8:41:19 AM PST · by Norman Bates · 14 replies · 774+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 7, 2006 | Seth McLaughlin
    Virginia conservatives say they are galvanizing their base and raising money to elect candidates who share their core principles, even if that means campaigning against Republicans. "We're looking at good, fiscal conservative candidates for 2007 and are very excited about getting them elected to the Virginia Senate, where we believe the real leadership problems exists," said Robin DeJarnette, executive director of the Virginia Conservative Action PAC (VCAP). Virginia's conservative campaign mirrors a national movement that ascribes the Republicans' historic losses in Congress last month to the Bush administration and national Republicans' abandonment of conservative tenets such as limited spending, lower...
  • Allen urges 'fairness' for nominees

    12/07/2006 8:24:07 AM PST · by Norman Bates · 5 replies · 450+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 7, 2006 | Christina Bellantoni
    Sen. George Allen yesterday implored his colleagues to give presidential nominees a fair chance during a farewell speech that left the Virginia Republican's political future wide open. Mr. Allen's stunning November loss helped Democrats, who have blocked many of President Bush's judge and agency nominees, regain the Senate majority. "Accord [nominees] the fairness of an up or down vote," Mr. Allen said. "It's part of representative democracy." "Let's have John Bolton be the last casualty of the unfortunate partisan obstructionism," Mr. Allen said, referring to Mr. Bush's pick for ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Bolton received his ambassadorship through...
  • Prosecutor Recommends No Charges In Allen Incident

    11/28/2006 2:24:09 PM PST · by steve-b · 7 replies · 643+ views
    A Charlottesville city prosecutor is recommending that no charges be brought against any participants in the scuffle Oct. 31 between a U.Va. law student and backers of Sen. George Allen... The scuffle occurred at an Allen campaign stop at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel. University of Virginia law student Mike Stark filed an assault complaint after being thrown to the floor by Allen supporters after he tried to ask Allen whether he had ever spat at his first wife.
  • Hit man hired by husband warns pregnant wife instead

    11/28/2006 11:04:51 AM PST · by Dysart · 95 replies · 4,717+ views
    AP Via Star-Telegram ^ | 11-28-06 | AP Wire
    ALLEN - A pregnant woman came home to a frightening sight and even more frightening news, police said: A strange man was in her bedroom and told her he had been hired by her husband to kill her. "Your husband wants you murdered," the man told Roxane Sterling, according to police reports. He then told the woman, who is eight months pregnant, to call police. The man had entered the empty house in this Dallas suburb while the woman's husband and their 3-year-old son were visiting relatives in New Mexico. Albert Jackson Sterling II faces two counts of criminal solicitation...
  • A Parting Shot From George Allen (Barf)

    11/23/2006 7:52:50 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 77 replies · 2,015+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2006 | The Editors
    As a last little gift to America, Senator George Allen, who was narrowly defeated by James Webb this month, has introduced what may be his final piece of legislation: a bill that would allow the carrying of concealed weapons in national parks. The argument behind the bill is that national park regulations unfairly strip many Americans of a right they may enjoy outside the parks. The bill has passed to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, where we hope it will die the miserable death it deserves. America’s confusion about the Second Amendment is now nearly total. An...
  • VOTE COUNT COMPLETE: Webb Beats Allen by 9,329 Votes

    11/16/2006 9:40:07 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 72 replies · 1,566+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/16/06
    A statewide canvass of the Nov. 7 election results shows Democrat Jim Webb beat Republican U.S. Sen. George Allen by 9,329 votes, the State Board of Elections said Thursday. The results will not be official until they are certified by the board Nov. 27, but the statewide canvass is complete. Barbara Cockrell, the board's deputy secretary, said the official results may differ slightly from those posted Tuesday. Webb received 1,175,606 votes to Allen's 1,166,277 - a difference of 0.39 percent out of 2,370,445 votes cast, the canvass showed. Independent Green candidate Glenda Gail Parker received 26,102 votes, and there were...