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  • Was Angleton Right?

    01/03/2005 1:15:44 PM PST · by TapTheSource · 48 replies · 1,825+ views
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | December 30, 2004 | Edward Jay Epstein
    Was Angleton Right? WALL STREET JOURNAL December 30, 2004 by Edward Jay Epstein Recently a number of former CIA officers received an invitation from the Spy Museum in Washington to attend a luncheon for former KGB Col. Victor Cherkashin. The event, as the invitation said, would afford "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine and dish with an extraordinary spymaster." In the heyday of the Cold War, such an offer, delivered with slightly more discretion, might have been the prelude to a KGB recruitment operation. Now it's merely the notice for a book party celebrating yet another memoir by a former KGB...
  • Actor Richard Dreyfuss at Ted Cruz event: seeking the old GOP

    01/30/2016 5:24:48 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 79 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 30, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    AMES, Iowa -- Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss - star of Jaws and Mr. Holland's Opus - was on hand, somewhat inexplicably. He quietly nabbed a reserved front-row seat as Cruz made his own entrance...
  • Donald Trump, Challenging Political Correctness, Strikes a Chord

    01/24/2016 3:36:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | By Alan Rappeport
    At a rally in Iowa this week, Donald J. Trump explained in bold terms and broad brush strokes the many ways he would improve the United States as president: building a wall, rebuilding the military, beating China on trade. When a protester chimed in to question how the Republican would do the things that he promised, Mr. Trump decided that instead of removing the man from the audience, he would respond. "You watch," the billionaire developer said flatly. His supporters cheered. Mr. Trump has regained momentum in Iowa two weeks before the state's caucuses, and many voters cite his bravado...
  • Ted Cruz: "Will Always Be A Big Fan" Of Sarah Palin, Regardless Of 2016

    01/19/2016 2:22:15 PM PST · by Biggirl · 282 replies ^ | January 19, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared to walk back his campaign spokesman’s earlier comments about Gov. Sarah Palin’s expected endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in Ames, Iowa on Tuesday evening.
  • Donald Trump: I have a great relationship with God and great poll numbers, too (VIDEO)

    Today on CNN's State of the Nation, Jake Tapper revisited an old question with Donald Trump. He asked him about his faith and specifically about if he had ever asked forgiveness. By my count this is the third time that Trump has been asked the question. At he Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, back in June: Trump, who told CNN earlier that he is both anti-abortion and anti-same-sex marriage, said people are surprised to learn about his Christian faith. "People are so shocked when they find ... out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church...
  • Donald J. Trump: Major Announcement, special guest Tuesday January 19th Ames, Iowa

    01/17/2016 10:08:09 AM PST · by springwater13 · 200 replies
    Join me on Tuesday, January 19th at the Iowa State University Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa! I will have a major announcement and a very special guest in attendance. You will not want to miss this rally!
  • Cruz: Planned Parenthood leaders should be prosecuted

    07/21/2015 10:27:45 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 18, 2015 | Keith Laing
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday said the leaders of Planned Parenthood should be prosecuted after the release of a video this week showing an executive discussing the donation of fetal organs. "Every American should watch that video and say, Are those my values? the 2016 presidential candidate said at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. "On tape, it appears a Planned Parenthood official is admitting to multiple felonies," he continued. "The U.S. Department of Justice, if it was not simply a partisan arm of the DNC, should open an investigation and prosecute Planned Parenthood. Congress should hold...
  • 2015 Iowa Straw Poll target date: Aug 8 at one of four locations

    02/13/2015 11:58:22 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | February 13, 2015 | O. Kay Henderson
    The Republican Party of Iowa has gotten bids from four different sites in central Iowa competing to be the host of the Iowa GOPs Straw Poll this summer. Jeff Kaufmann, the Iowa GOPs chairman, says the second Saturday in August is the likely date for the event. Thats one part of the tradition wed like to keep in terms of having it in August, so August 8 is still our target date, Kaufmann told Radio Iowa today. I cant say absolutely that if there was once heck of a deal and a great site and they absolutely couldnt do it...
  • Governor Would End Closely Watched Iowa Tradition [Straw Poll]

    12/15/2014 9:53:22 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 17 replies
    WHO TV ^ | 12/15/2014 | Dave Price
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has said it many times recently. But each time he says it, he likely makes it more apparent the Republican Party of Iowa has held its final Straw Poll. Weve had discussions, Branstad said Monday morning of his talks with top party leaders about what could replace the straw poll in 2015. Branstad several times said it will be up to his partys state central committee to make the final decision on whether to end the straw poll, a much-watched event his party has held since 1979. The party holds the straw poll in August in...
  • Pawlenty makes $200k ad wager, largest yet in race

    07/16/2011 9:57:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 07/16/2011 | AP
    Tim Pawlenty, whose poll numbers have been stagnant in Iowa, has reserved roughly $200,000 of television advertising time in the state, the largest purchase yet by anyone in a 2012 presidential race thats much more frugal with advertising dollars than four years ago. The ad buy represents a substantial wager for the former Minnesota governor, who reported Friday that he had $1.4 million to spend on the 2012 primary campaign at the end of June. Despite more than a year and a half of networking in his neighboring state of Iowa, polls show support for Pawlenty in the single digits....
  • Is Pollard Caspar Weinberger's Revenge on the Jews?

    12/23/2010 8:33:25 AM PST · by TPOOH · 95 replies · 2+ views
    IsraeliNationalNews Arutz Sheva ^ | Dec 23, 2010 | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    Why is this man still in jail? Why was this man forced to spend seven years in solitary? Why is still confined, languishing, festering in jail for a total of twenty five years? Solitary confinement is the most barbaric of punishments. Few people can withstand this form of torture without becoming very ill, both physically and mentally. Am I talking about the Soviet Gulag? Or about some hell-hole in Afghanistan or Iran? Last year, The New Yorker ran a piece about solitary confinement. The article concludes that this punishment amounts to torture, that it can even induce acute psychosis with...
  • Swedish National Charged with Hacking and Theft of Trade Secrets...

    05/06/2009 12:46:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 426+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Swedish National Charged with Hacking and Theft of Trade Secrets Related to Alleged Computer Intrusions at NASA and Cisco Philip Gabriel Pettersson, aka "Stakkato," 21, a Swedish national, was indicted today on intrusion and trade secret theft charges. The five-count indictment includes one intrusion count and two trade secret misappropriation counts involving Cisco Systems Inc. (Cisco), of San Jose, Calif., which is a provider of computer network equipment and producer of Internet routers. According to the allegations in the indictment Pettersson intentionally committed an intrusion between May 12, 2004, and May 13, 2004,...
  • Google To Build Office Space At NASA Ames Research Center

    06/05/2008 8:33:25 AM PDT · by lainie · 23 replies · 73+ views
    Information Week ^ | 6-5-2008 | Thomas Claburn
    Expanding its existing relationship with NASA, Google on Wednesday said it plans to lease 42.2 acres of unimproved land at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., to construct up to 1.2 million square feet of offices and research space. Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has provided a visual overview of the site on Google Maps. Under the terms of the 40-year lease agreement, Google will pay rent of $3.66 million annually. The lease allows for the possibility of five 10-year extensions, making the maximum term 90 years, assuming both parties agree. The lease allows for periodic rent increases. NASA...
  • 'Russian spy poisoned me' says former double agent Gordievsky

    04/06/2008 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 519+ views ^ | 07 April 2008 | Paula Fentiman
    AN ALLEGED attempt to kill a former Russian spy who defected to Britain was being investigated by police last night. Oleg Gordievsky was admitted to a hospital in Guildford after falling ill in November last year. And yesterday he claimed he had been poisoned with the highly toxic metal thallium in a botched assassination attempt. Gordievsky, a KGB double agent who spied on Russia for British intelligence during the 1980s, claims he was targeted by a Russian assassin who visited him at his safe house in Surrey. The 69-year-old was unconscious for 34 hours after falling ill last year and...
  • The Iowa GOP Straw Poll (Michael Barone)

    08/16/2007 6:10:04 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 8 replies · 660+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 08/13/07 | Michael Barone
    You've undoubtedly already heard the results of the Ames, Iowa, Republican straw poll.......(snip)... I'll start off with some comments on the finish of each of the candidates.Mitt Romney. Romney had to finish first and did. Rudy Giuliani and John McCain took themselves out of the straw poll in June, and Fred Thompson, who has yet to officially announce, did nothing. (A few guys from Texas and Tennessee drove up and bought a table next to some other guys who bought a table for Alan Keyes, who has already demonstrated that he can lose by a landslide margin to Barack Obama.)...
  • Lessons learned from Ames (

    08/13/2007 6:58:28 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 6 replies · 214+ views ^ | 08/12/07 | Kyle
    Lessons learned from Ames posted by: Kyle | posted at: 6:44 PM | permalink here Generally I found myself unimpressed by the CNN/Youtube debate questions. They were generally silly and unserious to me. However, I thought there was one question that was worthy to ask the candidates: More than anything I like the realism of the question: Why does it matter what your views on the issues are if when in power you wont get anything done? I like to say it more like this: How effective will you be in office? Its something that each voter should ask...
  • Truth-Telling: Anybody Who Says Ames Matters Is Smoking Something Illegal

    08/12/2007 10:39:58 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 24 replies · 993+ views
    NRO ^ | August 12, 2007 | John Podhoretz
    I hate to be nasty, but anybody who takes the Ames Straw Poll results seriously is an idiot. A bunch of people spent ludicrous amounts of money to bus-and-truck 14,000 people to a big picnic, and the guy who spent the most bought the win with a mammoth 4516 votes. Goshers! 4,516 votes! Another guy who spent a lot less than the first guy got some people to eat his fried Oreos to vote for him too 2,587, of them, to be precise. And he's claiming a big triumph and momentum blah blah blah. This is ridiculous. The two...
  • What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney Winning The Iowa Republican Straw Poll

    08/12/2007 2:38:22 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 116 replies · 1,792+ views
    Romney for President 2008 ^ | 08/12/07 | Various
    Sunday, Aug 12, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kevin Madden (857) 288-6390Fox News' Carl Cameron: "There's no doubt [Romney] leads the polls and he's won the Straw Poll, a stiff measure of organizational prowess in a state where getting people to come out in the Caucus is the name of the game. Getting them to the straw poll is what Mitt Romney did better than any other candidate on this day." (Fox News' "Live Event," 8/11/07) Former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman: "Ken Mehlman, the former RNC chairman who ran George W. Bush's Iowa effort in 1999 and who is neutral...
  • Tommy Thompson comment on future of campaign planned within 48 hours

    08/11/2007 9:02:24 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 28 replies · 746+ views ^ | 8/11/07
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - A staffer with Tommy Thompson's presidential campaign says the former Wisconsin governor will make an announcement about his future within the next 48 hours. In the weeks prior to today's Republican straw poll in Iowa, Thompson repeatedly said he'd need to finish in the top two to keep his campaign going. Instead he finished 6th, making it likely that he'll drop his White House bid. He finished with about 1,000 votes, or seven percent of the total. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won with almost 4,500 votes, or about 32%. Thompson campaign spokesman Brian Dumas (DOO'-mas) says...
  • Just Outside the Polling Place, A GOP Circus (Monkey Included) [Ames, Iowa Straw Poll]

    08/11/2007 7:47:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 945+ views
    The washington Post ^ | August 12, 2007 | Michael D. Shear and Chris Cillizza
    Republican presidential candidates transformed the campus of Iowa State University into a conservative carnival Saturday, competing for votes by offering free soda and barbecue and a promise of shade for the thousands who braved the 100-degree heat to attend this year's straw poll. The activists came by the busload, more than 30,000 in all, for the first voting of the 2008 presidential campaign. But for many, casting ballots was an afterthought as they made their way past huge stages with live bands, inflatable bouncy rooms for the kids and fair-style booths touting one conservative cause after another. The Iowa Right...