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  • 2007 a year of weather records in U.S.

    12/29/2007 9:44:29 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 41 replies · 115+ views
    AP ^ | december 29, 2007 | seth borenstein
    Since there have been so many threads posted saying warming had stopped i found this interesting. is it right?When the calendar turned to 2007, the heat went on and the weather just got weirder. January was the warmest first month on record worldwide — 1.53 degrees above normal. It was the first time since record-keeping began in 1880 that the globe's average temperature has been so far above the norm for any month of the year. And as 2007 drew to a close, it was also shaping up to be the hottest year on record in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Military files complaint against detained AP photographer (Bilal Hussein)

    11/20/2007 8:29:06 AM PST · by jpl · 14 replies · 90+ views
    AFP ^ | Tuesday, November 20, 2007 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US military has filed a formal complaint with an Iraqi criminal court accusing a detained, award-winning Associated Press photographer of being a "terrorist media operative," the Pentagon said Monday. Geoff Morrell, the Pentagon press secretary, said the military made the complaint about Bilal Hussein, who has been held for more than 19 months without charges in US military custody, to Iraq's Central Criminal Court. "We believe Bilal Hussein was a terrorist media operative who infiltrated the AP," he said. "MNF-I possesses convincing and irrefutable evidence that Bilal Hussein is a threat to security and stability as...
  • Hamas Overruns Rival Fatah's Key Posts (AP gets in Israel dig by 2nd para)

    06/14/2007 8:46:13 AM PDT · by Tirian · 30 replies · 932+ views
    AP at ^ | June 14, 2007 | DIAA HADID
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas fighters overran two of the rival Fatah movement's most important security command centers in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, and witnesses said the victors dragged vanquished gunmen into the street and shot them to death execution-style. Meanwhile, an Israeli tank shell struck a group of siblings near the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on Thursday, Hamas security officials said. Hospital workers said five children, all under 16, were killed. They identified the children as members of the Abu Matrok family. Hamas security officials said they were from the Bedouin community of Showka,...
  • Group: Gore a hypocrite over power bill

    02/27/2007 3:43:41 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies · 759+ views ^ | Feb. 27, 2007 | KRISTIN M. HALL ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Al Gore, a leading voice in the fight against global warming, is being called a hypocrite by a conservative group that claims his Nashville mansion uses too much electricity. But a spokeswoman for Gore said the former vice president invests in enough renewable energy to make up for the home's power consumption. Gore's documentary film "An Inconvenient Truth" won an Oscar on Sunday for chronicling his campaign against global warming. The next day, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research put out a news release saying Gore was not doing enough to reduce his own consumption of electricity....
  • Ford called Carter a 'disaster'

    01/12/2007 1:45:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 266 replies · 10,614+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/07 | AP
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - In 25 years of interviews with his hometown paper that could only be released upon his death, former President Ford once called Jimmy Carter a "disaster" who ranked alongside Warren Harding, and said Ronald Reagan received far too much credit for ending the Cold War. "It makes me very irritated when Reagan's people pound their chests and say that because we had this big military buildup, the Kremlin collapsed," Ford told The Grand Rapids Press. The best president of his lifetime, Ford said, was a more moderate Republican: Dwight D. Eisenhower. Harry Truman "would get very...
  • Iraq sets up press monitor(to counter "fabricated and false news")

    12/02/2006 11:02:52 AM PST · by faq · 8 replies · 393+ views
    The Guardian ^ | December 1, 2006 | Jemima Kiss
    Iraq's interior ministry has formed a press monitoring unit in response to what it described as "fabricated and false news" that misrepresents the country's security situation. Singling out the Associated Press for criticism, spokesman Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Khalaf said yesterday that dedicated unit would monitor news coverage and even initiate legal action if journalists do not correct stories it believes to be incorrect. "Fabricated and false news hurts and gives the Iraqis a wrong picture that the security situation is very bad, when the facts are totally different," he said. He added that the media should consult the ministry's large...
  • Kerry Urges Democrats to Fight Back (AP trashes Swiftboat Vets for Truth)

    09/22/2006 8:47:35 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 50 replies · 1,968+ views
    AP ^ | 9.22.06 | Will Lester
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth group was Sen. John Kerry's albatross in 2004. Now, the Democrat is warning his party about suffering the same fate in a fundraising letter. In 2004, the Swift Boat group, backed by Texas businessman Bob Perry, made unsubstantiated allegations about Kerry's Vietnam War heroism. The presidential nominee's slow and uncertain response is blamed for helping doom his White House bid.
  • US Army: AP Photographer Captured with Al Qaeda Leader

    09/17/2006 4:18:32 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 81 replies · 4,713+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | September 17, 2006 | Charles Johnson
    Arrested Pulitzer Prize winning Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein, who took the infamous pictures of a terrorist execution on Haifa Street in Baghdad, and is notorious in the blogosphere for his collusion with jihadis as they tried to kill Americans, is the subject of a very lengthy attempt by the AP to whitewash his acts: U.S. holds AP photographer in Iraq 5 mos. (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.) The AP spins furiously and buries it in the middle, but here’s some interesting information from the US Army: The military said Hussein was captured with two insurgents, including Hamid Hamad Motib, an...
  • Jed Babbin: Hillary Clinton attack on Rumsfeld was coordinated with the Associated Press

    08/04/2006 6:47:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 89 replies · 3,090+ views ^ | 8-4-06 | Doug from Upland
    Jed Babbin, Undersecretary of Defense for Pres. George HW Bush, is subbing today for Laura Ingraham on her syndicated show. Babbin is all over the story of what happened in hearings yesterday in which Hillary Clinton confronted Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Babbin is claiming that it is totally manufactured news. The AP set this up with her and the payoff was an inclusive interview. It sold papers and made them money. Babbin says that "this is manufactured news. She is their great white hope." HERE IS THE AP BLURB: War in Iraq Hillary to Rumsfeld: Quit August 4, 2006...
  • AP Rewards Qana Photographers (MSM Supports the Enemy Alert)

    08/02/2006 11:09:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 59 replies · 2,687+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/01/06 | Charles Johnson
    An LGF reader has forwarded the following email (I suppose you could say our reader “leaked” it), sent to all Associated Press employees, congratulating themselves on the propaganda photos from Qana and awarding the photographers cash prizes: "Dear Staffers: Last Sunday proved to be one of the most dramatic days in the war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. AP’s extensive photo team produced a stunning series of images that day that beat the competition and scored huge play worldwide. Rumors surfaced early Sunday morning that an Israeli airstrike had flattened a house in the southern Lebanese village of...
  • AP Blog: No Election Celebration in Mexico

    07/03/2006 3:59:38 PM PDT · by Dane · 22 replies · 864+ views
    AP, Forbes ^ | July 3, 2006 | Will Weissert and Mark Stevenson
    AP Blog: No Election Celebration in Mexico By The Associated Press , 07.03.2006, 05:15 PM Will Weissert and Mark Stevenson covered Mexico's two presidential front-runners on election night, with Weissert following conservative Felipe Calderon and Stevenson with leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Monday, July 3, 12:50 p.m. local time MEXICO CITY - Jubilation was replaced by anger and disbelief among followers of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. But violence seemed unlikely, especially with Lopez Obrador telling supporters to stay calm. Last night, supporters were chanting "We are going to win!" They were so desperate to see him that they tried to...
  • Will Mexico Go Left or Stay Conservative?(AP election bias goes international)

    07/01/2006 4:21:15 PM PDT · by Dane · 28 replies · 647+ views
    AP, Forbes ^ | July 1, 2006 | Mark Stevenosn
    Will Mexico Go Left or Stay Conservative? By MARK STEVENSON , 07.01.2006, 11:52 AM Mexicans buffeted by a mudslinging, polarized presidential campaign are choosing Sunday between plunging into Latin America's left-wing tide or electing a conservative who favors free trade and globalization. With leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and conservative Felipe Calderon running neck-and-neck, the election - which will also pick both houses of congress and five governors - hinges on class divisions that have seldom been talked about so openly in Mexican politics. For 71 years, until President Vicente Fox's victory in 2000, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI,...
  • New Accusations against Servicemen: Can the AP be Trusted?

    06/30/2006 12:25:24 PM PDT · by 60Gunner · 61 replies · 1,255+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/30/06 | Ryan Lenz, Associated Press
    BEIJI, Iraq - Five U.S. Army soldiers are being investigated for allegedly raping a young woman, then killing her and three members of her family in Iraq, a U.S. military official said Friday. The soldiers also allegedly burned the body of the woman they are accused of assaulting in the March incident, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case. The U.S. command issued a sparse statement, saying Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of coalition troops in Baghdad, had ordered a criminal investigation into the alleged killing of a family...
  • Petition Project (Sorry Al, over 17,000 scientists declare global warming a lie)

    06/28/2006 10:39:13 AM PDT · by cdbull23 · 23 replies · 2,421+ views
    Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine ^ | January 1998 | Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
    Below is an eight page review of information on the subject of "global warming," and a petition in the form of a reply card. Please consider these materials carefully. The United States is very close to adopting an international agreement that would ration the use of energy and of technologies that depend upon coal, oil, and natural gas and some other organic compounds. This treaty is, in our opinion, based upon flawed ideas. Research data on climate change do not show that human use of hydrocarbons is harmful. To the contrary, there is good evidence that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide...
  • Al-Zarqawi's successor gets the credit

    06/20/2006 9:11:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,148+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/06 | Nadia Abou El-Magd - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq killed two U.S. soldiers whom the group abducted last week, an insurgent umbrella group said in a Web statement posted Tuesday. The statement, which could not be authenticated, said the two soldiers were "slaughtered," suggesting they had been beheaded by Abu Hamza al-Muhajer. The Arabic word used in the statement, "nahr," is used for the slaughtering of sheep by cutting the throat and has been used in past statements to refer to beheadings. The claim of responsibility was posted on an Islamic militant Web site where insurgent groups regularly post...
  • Music video about Marine sparks anger

    06/13/2006 12:08:43 PM PDT · by Defiant · 64 replies · 2,796+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2006 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON - A music video posted to the Internet, telling a tale about a U.S. Marine killing members of an Iraqi family, is being condemned by an Islamic group and investigated by the Marine Corps. The four-minute video, called "Hadji Girl," appears to be sung by a Marine in front of a cheering audience. The lyrics talk about the Marine gunning down members of an Iraqi woman's family after they confront him with automatic weapons. Lt. Col. Scott Fazekas, a spokesman for the Marines, said Tuesday that the Marines were aware of a video posted on the Internet that "purports...
  • Suicides Renews Criticism of Guantanamo [Stench of Despair from the AP]

    06/11/2006 12:35:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 35 replies · 524+ views
    AP ^ | 6/11/6 | ANDREW SELSKY
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A "stench of despair" hangs over the Guantanamo Bay prison, where three detainees killed themselves this weekend, said a defense lawyer who recently visited the U.S. jail in Cuba. No other detainees had tried to commit suicide since U.S. military guards found two Saudis and one Yemeni prisoner hanging by nooses made from sheets and clothing early Saturday, Army Lt. Col. Lora Tucker told The Associated Press on Sunday. While U.S. officials argue the suicides were political acts aimed at hurting American standing in the world, human rights activists and former detainees say prisoners are...
  • Was Al-Zarqawi Beaten After Bombing?

    06/10/2006 10:32:23 AM PDT · by Lacey · 185 replies · 4,170+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | June 10, 2006
    CBS/AP) An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the U.S. airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al Qaeda leader. The witness, who lives near the house where al-Zarqawi spent his last days, said he saw the man lying on the ground near an irrigation canal. He was badly wounded but still alive, the man told Associated Press Television News. U.S. troops arriving on the scene wrapped the man's head in an Arab robe and began beating him, said the local...
  • Does al-Zarqawi exist?

    06/08/2006 6:32:05 AM PDT · by Gondring · 25 replies · 1,073+ views
    AP via ^ | Wednesday, 07 June 2006 (AP on 11/10/2005) | AP
    Baghdad - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's faction has claimed responsibility for attacks that have left hundreds of Iraqis dead, and the United States has called him the most dangerous terrorist in Iraq. Still, even as al-Zarqawi threatens more chaos - in recordings and internet messages - many Iraqis believe the Jordanian militant does not even exist and is merely a phantom created by the Americans to sow unrest in the country. Similar disbelief greeted Britain's explanation that its soldiers, arrested in southern Iraq disguised as Arabs, were on an undercover hunt for terrorists. Instead, some Iraqis argue the soldiers were out...
  • Bush welcomes Olympic 'dudes and dudesses'

    05/17/2006 10:06:44 AM PDT · by LexHoskin · 19 replies · 845+ views
    Nice bias title by the AP. They could have said: "Bush welcomes Olympic athletes to the White House." But no, they have to play up the the "dudes and dudesses" comment in the headline to make him look like an idiot. I especially like the last two paragraphs with the comment and quote. Bush welcomes Olympic 'dudes and dudesses' Republican Bloom tries to score points by giving McNabb jersey to president The Associated Press Updated: 12:48 p.m. ET May 17, 2006 WASHINGTON - President Bush welcomed “dudes and dudesses” from the U.S. Winter Olympic team on Wednesday in a White...
  • Bush promotes fuel cells, rides his bike on Earth Day

    04/22/2006 9:32:49 AM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,458+ views
    AP ^ | 4/21/6 | NEDRA PICKLER
    ST. HELENA, Calif. -- Unable to drive down high oil prices, President Bush is spending Earth Day promoting futuristic hydrogen fuel technology as a way to wean Americans from gas-guzzling vehicles. After a bike ride near his Napa Valley resort Saturday morning, Bush planned to visit the California Fuel Cell Partnership in West Sacramento for a tour and speech on his energy plan. The plan does not include any measures that would reduce gas prices in the short term, the White House acknowledges. But with Republicans worried that the increasing cost to drive could hurt them in the voting booth...
  • Priests Purify Shrine After Bush Visit (Why Is This News?)

    03/05/2006 1:45:16 AM PST · by albyjimc2 · 77 replies · 1,568+ views
    NEW DELHI - Hindu priests who look after the memorial of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi conducted a purification ceremony at the shrine after a visit from President Bush. But it wasn't the president who offended them, it was the sniffer-dogs who scoured the area ahead of his visit. After the dog visit, the memorial was cleansed with water brought from the Ganges river, which Hindus consider holy, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported Sunday. Bush visited the memorial on Thursday during his three day visit to India. The site, where pacifist icon Gandhi was cremated, is considered sacred and all...

    03/03/2006 4:51:36 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 168 replies · 9,651+ views
    Clarification: Katrina-Video story ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) _ In a March 1 story, The Associated Press reported that federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees in New Orleans, citing confidential video footage of an Aug. 28 briefing among U.S. officials. The Army Corps of Engineers considers a breach a hole developing in a levee rather than an overrun. The story should have made clear that Bush was warned about floodwaters overrunning the levees, rather than the levees breaking. The day before the storm hit, Bush was...
  • AP - Limbaugh makes error about Brown's race

    02/17/2006 4:54:57 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 87 replies · 6,047+ views
    AP ^ | 2/17/06
    Posted on Fri, Feb. 17, 2006 Limbaugh makes error about Brown's race Associated Press WASHINGTON - Brown is black in the eyes of Rush Limbaugh. When Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett was forced out of the Democratic primary in the U.S. Senate race in Ohio, the conservative commentator criticized The New York Times for not saying that the Democrats' preferred candidate is black. Limbaugh later found out from e-mails to his nationally syndicated radio show that the candidate, Rep. Sherrod Brown, is, in fact, white. "Uh, Sherrod Brown's a white guy? Then I'm confusing him with somebody. OK, I'm sorry,"...
  • Donors Underwrite DeLay's Luxury Lifestyle - WHAT'S THE POINT OF THIS ARTICLE???

    12/20/2005 2:58:44 PM PST · by goalinestan · 29 replies · 764+ views
    AP-Yahoo ^ | 12/20/05 | Larry Margasak, Sharon Theimer
    WASHINGTON - As Tom DeLay became a king of campaign fundraising, he lived like one too. He visited cliff-top Caribbean resorts, golf courses designed by PGA champions and four-star restaurants — all courtesy of donors who bankrolled his political money empire. ADVERTISEMENT [0] Over the past six years, the former House majority leader and his associates have visited places of luxury most Americans have never seen, often getting there aboard corporate jets arranged by lobbyists and other special interests. Public documents reviewed by The Associated Press tell the story: at least 48 visits to golf clubs and resorts; 100 flights...
  • Iraq Bomber Kills 17; U.S. Toll at 2,100 (AP Celebrates)

    11/22/2005 12:46:34 PM PST · by The South Texan · 26 replies · 1,658+ views
    Iraq Bomber Kills 17; U.S. Toll at 2,100 By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide car bomber attacked a police patrol Tuesday in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at least 17 people, and three U.S. soldiers died in two separate attacks, pushing the American death toll in Iraq to 2,100, officials said. In Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, insurgents fired a mortar at a U.S. ceremony attended by top officials to hand over a presidential palace to Iraqi authorities, sending the U.S. ambassador and top commander scrambling for cover but causing no injuries. The attackers...
  • Poll ratings for Bush still sinking (AP fans the flames against Rove)

    11/04/2005 4:56:53 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 61 replies · 2,518+ views
    Associated Press(Tulsa World) ^ | 11/04/05 | Tom Raum
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush's job approval has fallen to the lowest level of his presidency amid worries over the Iraq war, a fumbled Supreme Court nomination, the indictment of one White House aide and uncertainty about another. Concerned that the president has lost his footing, some influential Republicans are urging Bush to shake up his staff and bring in new blood. A new AP-Ipsos poll found Bush's approval rating was at 37 percent, compared with 39 percent a month ago. About 59 percent of those surveyed said they disapproved. The intensity of disapproval is the strongest to date, with 42...
  • The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy: Attack on Bill Bennett Was Staged

    10/19/2005 5:39:35 AM PDT · by veronica · 32 replies · 1,475+ views
    Human Events ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Todd Manzi
    Using the Press to Attack Political Opponents Everyone is weighing in on what Bill Bennett said on his radio program. Everyone is eager to offer their opinion on his words and whether or not he should have said them. Everyone is missing the point. The travesty is that we’re even talking about this at all. The most abhorrent behavior that occurred regarding this issue came from the Associated Press (AP). Allowing news hit men like John Conyers, Bruce Gordon, Ralph Neas, Howard Dean and many elected Democrats to assault Bill Bennett is detestable and the AP should be held accountable....
  • The AP: Never Have So Few Kept So Many in the Dark for So Long

    09/17/2005 12:15:26 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 73 replies · 4,168+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 17 September 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    With the all-but-corporate death of the UPI, the AP is the main American source for news in the United States. Associated Press articles are mindlessly quoted by newspapers across the nation. Many local radio and TV stations rip and read either directly from the AP, or indirectly from local newspapers which use the AP. Therefore, it’s reprehensible that the AP, three weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit, has not found out that there WAS an Evacuation Plan for New Orleans and southern Louisiana which was not followed. The Plan is on the Internet and available to anyone who can push a...
  • Bush Takes Full Responsiblity for Katrina Blunders (Puke Alert - MSM Misrepresents Bush Comments)

    09/13/2005 10:59:36 AM PDT · by NYC Republican · 61 replies · 3,003+ views
    AP ^ | 9/13/2005 | Lara Lakes Jordan
    President Bush said Tuesday that "I take responsibility" for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and said the disaster raised broader questions about the government's ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks. "Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government," Bush said at joint White House news conference with the president of Iraq. "To the extent the federal government didn't fully do it's job right, I take responsibility," Bush said. The president was asked whether people should be worried about the government's ability to handle another terrorist attack given failures in...
  • AP edits Guards story to fit Media spin.

    09/10/2005 7:19:00 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 94 replies · 2,297+ views
    Free Republic and | Now | Me
    Dinasour Media bias in action, here is how the story was posted yesterday by AP. Notice how AP edited out the actual QUOTES that DIRECTLY contradicted their spin lie and had the writer write the story interjected their own interpretation of what was said by the sources. Here is yesterdays AP story. Gen. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said that "arguably" a day or so of response time was lost due to the absence of the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Infantry Brigade and Louisiana's 256th Infantry Brigade, each with thousands of troops in Iraq. Blum said that...
  • AP running with skewed poll results

    08/16/2005 11:21:29 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 22 replies · 1,432+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 15, 2005 | Lyford Beverage
    The main political headline from the AP today is the results of an AP-Ipsos poll taken a week ago. Bush Approval a Low for Recent 2-Termers reports that President Bush's job approval is down to 42% with 55% disapproving. That certainly sounds disturbing, or at least it would if he were running for anything again. But looking at it again, something suspicious jumps out. The partisan divide for Bush is stark — 80 percent of Democrats disapprove of his overall performance while nearly 90 percent of Republicans approve. For the past several years, the conventional wisdom has been of...
  • FBI says it has files on ACLU, Greenpeace, other rights groups

    07/17/2005 11:17:04 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 43 replies · 2,828+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2005, 11:51PM | UNKNOWN
    WASHINGTON — The FBI has thousands of pages of records in its files relating to the monitoring of civil rights, environmental and similar advocacy groups, the Justice Department acknowledges. The organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and Greenpeace, are suing for the release of the documents. The organizations contend that the material will show that they have been subjected to scrutiny by FBI task forces set up to combat terrorism. The FBI has identified 1,173 pages related to the ACLU and 2,383 pages about Greenpeace, but it needs at least until February to process the ACLU files and until...
  • Republicans Nervously Eyeing Rove, CIA Probe Amid Bush's No-Comment

    07/14/2005 8:50:13 AM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 58 replies · 1,703+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 14, 2005 | Ron Fournier
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are nervously watching the fight over Karl Rove's involvement in a news leak that exposed a CIA officer's identity, fearing that President Bush's chief political adviser is creating a credibility problem at the White House. While the president passed up another chance Wednesday to directly voice confidence in his deputy chief of staff, his political team engineered a series of testimonials from members of Congress who praised Rove and condemned Democratic critics. And Bush's press secretary, Scott McClellan, told reporters the president has confidence in his longtime confidant. "The extreme left is once again attempting to...
  • AP: Conservatives abet anti-Clinton book

    06/21/2005 9:55:54 AM PDT · by ambrose · 25 replies · 788+ views
    AP ^ | 6/21/05
    Conservatives abet anti-Clinton book By MARC HUMBERT Associated Press 6/21/2005 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton greets her husband at the 2004 Democratic convention. ALBANY - Conservative groups are promoting a Hillary Rodham Clinton biography that hits bookstores today as a work so damning it could destroy any possible bid for the presidency in 2008. The 305-page book, "The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President," by Edward Klein, portrays the New York senator as a ruthless and ambitious woman who would stop at nothing to protect her husband's presidency and...
  • CONSIDER THE SOURCE: Jennifer Loven, author of "Bush Open to Possibly Closing Gitmo Camp"

    06/08/2005 2:59:46 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 22 replies · 1,453+ views
    Lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth on this lastest thing on the AP wire in which Jennifer Loven writes "President Bush on Wednesday left open the possibility that the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could be shut down following mounting criticism from former President Carter and others." But let's consider the source: From Sept. of 2004... Jennifer Loven, Democratic Operative Jennifer Loven, the AP reporter who wrote the absurd "President Bush Twists Kerry's Words on Iraq" story dissected below, has a history of writing hit pieces on behalf of the Democratic National Committee. Such as this July...
  • Bush Fakes Sore Shoulder From First Pitch

    04/15/2005 7:57:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies · 1,959+ views
    AP ^ | 4/15/5
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush feigned a sore shoulder on Friday after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals' baseball game here, a matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks that marked the national pastime's return to the nation's capital after 34 years.
  • PHOTOGRAPHERS AT WAR [Possible civil liability of AP for murder of Iraqi election workers]

    12/28/2004 9:13:31 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 44 replies · 2,972+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12/28/04 | Michael Ledeen
    We should all be grateful, once again, to Wretchard at Belmont Club, this time for hammering away at the amazing ability of an AP photographer in Baghdad to take pictures of Iraqi terrorists executing election officials. Wretchard keeps asking--and AP keeps kinda denying but increasingly kinda admitting culpability--how come the photographer was there at the precise moment the killings took place, and managed to take the pictures even though everyone else except the terrorists was running rapidly away from the scene. Lots of good work has also been done by Roger Simon, Power Line, Instapundit and others. It's a big...
  • A Daily Look at U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

    11/30/2004 10:07:49 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 15 replies · 4,216+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 30, 2004
    As of Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at least 1,254 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 981 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians...
  • Poll: Most Oppose High Court Life Tenure

    11/29/2004 12:06:05 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 55 replies · 2,674+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Six in 10 Americans say there should be a mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court justices, according to an Associated Press poll.The survey found public support for an idea that has arisen periodically in Congress without ever making headway.Only one of the nine current justices is younger than 65. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, 80, appointed to the court by President Nixon, has thyroid cancer. In the survey, people were asked if they could identify what job Rehnquist held, and 59 percent did not know.The appointment of justices without term limits or a mandatory retirement age historically...
  • Leaving slums of Paris, two Muslim teens turn to waging jihad

    11/27/2004 11:41:08 AM PST · by knighthawk · 45 replies · 4,936+ views
    AP Wire | November 27 2004 | Scheherezade Faramarzi/AP
    PARIS -- The two teenage friends hardly seemed like Islamic radicals. They smoked marijuana, drank beer, listened to rap music, and wore jeans. But the pair of French Muslims died insurgents in Iraq -- one a suicide car bomber, according to relatives who traced the young men's path from the slums of Paris through a religious school in Syria to the fight against the US-led coalition next door. Like many young Muslims in France, Abdelhalim Badjoudj and Redouane el-Hakim did not have jobs, and relatives and friends say they grew more alienated in recent years, surrounded by secular Western culture...
  • Exit poll panic was premature: Actual vote surprises experts, as Bush fairs better in early count

    11/03/2004 2:20:45 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 399+ views ^ | Wednesday, November 3, 2004
    When the exit polling data showing Sen. John Kerry performing strongly leaked out this afternoon, it sent Wall Street into a tailspin. But as actual vote totals came in after the polls closed, it appeared the exit polls were inaccurate. The exit polls made it more difficult for television newscasters to project winners because of the conflicting data. Exit polls are surveys of voters leaving the polling places and are designed to provide data about what voters are thinking, rather than to provide evidence of trends in vote counts. Political websites gave Kerry an early lead over President Bush in...

    11/03/2004 1:35:07 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 692+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/03/04 | DICK MORRIS
    IN the end, George W. Bush won the elec tion. But the net works were afraid to report that fact to us because their exit polls showed Kerry winning. Conditioned to believe that exit polls could never be wrong, the news anchors were left stuttering and stammering. [snip]Like the network anchors on election night, I concluded that Kerry would win in a walk. But then the returns came in. In state after state, it became clear that Bush was running ahead of his performance in 2000: first, Kentucky, three points better, then Indiana, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia, all...
  • Links to Battleground State Election Results

    11/02/2004 3:23:37 PM PST · by Lunatic Fringe · 52 replies · 1,171+ views
  • Please do NOT bother posting bogus Kerry-skewing exit numbers.

    11/02/2004 12:03:04 PM PST · by dangus · 76 replies · 2,649+ views
    Common sense ^ | Now! | Me!
    There is a bogus batch of exit polling numbers, supposedly released by what used to be the VNS, showing Kerry winning several key states. Don't feel bad about being suckered. They fooled Drudge and aparrently K-LO at National Review. But they are absurd on the face. Republican sources say Pennsylvania is tied, these reports say Dems are leading by TWENTY points. They even list Michigan twice.
  • Voters Complain About Misleading Calls

    11/01/2004 5:57:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 475+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November1, 2004 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Some Michigan voters have received phone calls falsely claiming that Sen. John Kerry would make gay marriage legal. In New Jersey, some voters have heard a man claiming to be former Army Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf backing the Democrat. Elderly voters in Pennsylvania have been called and told they are ineligible to vote. Republicans and Democrats were furious Monday about the blatantly false, 11th-hour political calls to voters and demanded an end to the messages. Schwarzkopf has endorsed President Bush, but in a recording of a phone call played for The Associated Press, a man identifying himself...
  • Misleading Calls Made to Michigan Voters

    11/01/2004 11:10:12 AM PST · by Always Right · 29 replies · 1,478+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 1, 2004 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN, AP
    LANSING, Mich. - Some Michigan voters have received phone calls falsely claiming that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) would make gay marriage legal, Kerry's Michigan campaign said Monday. Both Kerry and his running mate, Sen. John Edwards (news - web sites) of North Carolina, oppose gay marriage and say marriage should be limited to a man and a woman. Kerry has said he supports civil unions. In a recording of a phone call played for The Associated Press, a young woman says: "When you vote this Tuesday remember to legalize gay marriage by supporting John Kerry....
  • Bush Switches His View of Putin's Russia

    09/28/2004 8:28:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 874+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon Sep 27 | KEN GUGGENHEIM
    WASHINGTON - When he first ran for president, George W. Bush talked tough on Russia. He threatened to cut off international aid if Moscow continued "killing women and children, leaving orphans and refugees" in its war in Chechnya. This year, as president, Bush casts Russia not as an oppressor, but as a victim of terror — even as fighting continues in Chechnya and President Vladimir Putin moves to consolidate power in ways seen as threatening the country's fledgling democracy. It's a shift that reflects the common cause Bush and Putin found in fighting terrorism after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks...
  • AP CAUGHT LYING: No boos at Bush rally in Wisconsin (I was there)

    09/03/2004 1:04:48 PM PDT · by Trust but Verify · 191 replies · 17,129+ views
    9/3/2004 | Trust but Verify
    I wouldn't have posted this as a separate topic until I heard on the radio on the way home from the rally that the AP had reported the crowd booed when it was annnounced that the former president had been hospitalized. That is a bold faced lie. I understand it was later retracted, but that's like unringing a bell. I do not think it was in error, either, since the writer further stated that 'Bush did nothing to stop them.' Shameful.The rally was amazing. I don't know how many were in attendance, but the crowd could not have been more...
  • Cheney Unleashes Stinging Attack on Kerry

    09/01/2004 8:08:40 PM PDT · by sitetest · 15 replies · 646+ views
    Associated Press / Yahoo! ^ | September 1, 2004 | DAVID ESPO
    NEW YORK - Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) unleashed a stinging attack on Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) Wednesday night, ridiculing him as a politician who has made a career out of changing his mind. "More wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure," agreed Sen. Zell Miller (news, bio, voting record), a Democratic keynoter at the Republican National Convention.