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  • Lawyer: Guilty plea coming in Pa. collar-bomb case

    08/30/2008 4:28:55 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 167+ views
    A defense attorney says his client will plead guilty to conspiracy in a bizarre 2003 bank robbery that led to the collar-bomb death of a Pennsylvania pizza delivery man. Attorney Jamie Mead of Erie said Friday that Kenneth Barnes will plead guilty Wednesday to his role in planning the heist.
  • Lame, But Still Game

    04/19/2008 5:20:12 AM PDT · by Nony · 62+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 19, 2008 | Fred Barnes
    On the eve of Prime Minister Gordon Brown's visit to Washington last week, a British pollster suggested Brown's meetings with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain would be more important than his talks with President Bush. The president is "irrelevant," the pollster said, echoing what has become a view widely held in Washington. With only nine months left in his presidency and low approval ratings, Bush lacks political power. He's a lame duck. In fact, he's not that lame. This is a common misperception about Bush (and a pet peeve of mine). In Washington, the political community...
  • Luckiest Man in the Race(McCain)

    03/22/2008 5:47:20 AM PDT · by kellynla · 44 replies · 1,013+ views
    weekly standard ^ | 03/31/2008, Volume 013, Issue 28 | Fred Barnes
    John McCain is one lucky fellow. Of course you can make your own luck, as the saying goes. That's what McCain did with great courage to survive five-and-a-half years at the Hanoi Hilton. And he made his own luck again by advocating a surge of troops in Iraq that later proved to be successful. In winning the Republican presidential nomination, however, McCain has mostly been just plain lucky, no thanks to his own fortitude or foresight. Conservatives inadvertently aided him by failing to line up behind a single rival. Mike Huckabee ruined Mitt Romney's strategy by beating him in Iowa....
  • The All-Too-Resistible Romney

    01/09/2008 2:28:42 PM PST · by wastedpotential · 161 replies · 132+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/14/2008 | Fred Barnes
    Mitt Romney's messages on taxes, foreign policy, and social issues are perfectly attuned to mainstream Republicans. His campaign events attract upscale Republican crowds filled with professionals (both men and women), businessmen, and middle-class strivers. They're precisely the people pollsters refer to as "likely voters." The Romney crowds resemble those of George Bush senior in 1988, and Bush went on to win the Republican nomination and the presidency. To update the Bush analogy, Romney as a presidential candidate makes one think of what George W. Bush, the son, might have been like if he'd studied harder at Harvard Business School and...
  • Barnes: Two Hours of Humiliation (CNN GOP Debate)

    11/28/2007 10:58:57 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 136 replies · 200+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov. 28, 2007 | Fred Barnes
    I don't know if the folks who put the debate together were purposely trying to make the Republican candidates look bad, but they certainly succeeded. But it was chiefly the questions and who asked them that made the debate so appalling. By my recollection, there were no questions on health care, the economy, trade, the S-chip children's health care issue, the "surge" in Iraq, the spending showdown between President Bush and Congress, terrorist surveillance, or the performance of the Democratic Congress. The most excruciating episode occurred when Cooper allowed a retired general in the audience to drone on with special...
  • John Edwards Says Don't Take Murdoch Money -- But He Took 800 Grand?

    In Friday's Washington Post, Howard Kurtz reports that the new John Edwards campaign against any Democrat accepting Rupert Murdoch contributions has a slight flaw: "John Edwards will never ask Rupert Murdoch for money -- he won't accept his money," said a statement e-mailed to supporters. Not so fast, Murdoch's people say. His publishing unit, HarperCollins, paid Edwards a $500,000 advance -- and $300,000 in expenses -- for his 2006 book "Home: The Blueprints of Our Lives." "We assume the senator is going to give back the money from his advance," News Corp. spokesman Brian Lewis said.
  • SUV firebomber gets 12 years

    07/26/2007 6:26:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,376+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 26, 2007
    A man who set firebombs in seven large SUVs last March pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday. Grant Barnes... using the methods of the eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front... When Barnes was arrested, police found a box of seven of the devices in the back of his car. Police said they are replicas of bombs shown on ELF's Web site.
  • Ex-Marine Teaches Pickpocket a Lesson

    06/26/2007 4:10:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 737+ views
    Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP) -- Bill Barnes says he was scratching off a losing $2 lottery ticket inside a gas station when he felt a hand slip into his front-left pants pocket, where he had $300 in cash. He immediately grabbed the person's wrist with his left hand and started throwing punches with his right, landing six or seven blows before a store manager intervened. "I guess he thought I was an easy mark," Barnes, 72, told The Grand Rapids Press for a story Tuesday. He's anything but an easy mark: Barnes served in the Marines, was an accomplished Golden...
  • Bond reduced in SUV firebombing case ( ELF or ALF ? )

    05/24/2007 4:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 700+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 24, 2007 | Sue Lindsay
    A Denver judge halved the bond today for a suspected eco-terrorist accused of setting firebombs in large SUVs after his father, a Colorado Springs lawyer, agreed to post the bond. Bond for Grant Barnes, 24, was reduced from $200,000 to $100,000 after defense attorney Phil Cherner told the judge that Barne’s father, Thomas Barnes, a former deputy district attorney in El Paso County, would ensure that his son appears in court. Prosecutor Ryan Younggren said he and the victims objected to a bond reduction because Grant Barnes might plant more firebombs if he gets out. Grant Barnes, suspected of using...
  • Link to animal extremists probed ( ALF Bomb maker ? )

    06/21/2007 9:51:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 1,265+ views
    The Daily Times- ^ | 6/21/2007 | Pierrette J. Shields
    Magazines from ‘domestic terrorism threat’ found ... Ronald Swerlein kept magazines in his home from the Animal Liberation Front, a group the FBI calls a “leading domestic terrorism threat,” ... Police first searched the 50-year-old’s home over the weekend and arrested him Sunday on suspicion of possessing and making explosives. According to a search warrant inventory, police seized four magazines from the Animal Liberation Front from Swerlein’s home. The warrant requesting the search said the magazines describe arsons and use of explosives claimed by members of the group, who typically remain anonymous. The group’s Web site states that individuals work...
  • Man Arrested Following Several SUV Fires ( ELF ? )

    03/23/2007 9:16:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies · 1,180+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2007 | TheDenverChannel
    Denver police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with at least two fires involving Hummer sport utility vehicles in recent days. An officer arrested Grant Barnes during a routine traffic stop about 11:30 p.m., after finding suspicious materials in his vehicle. He was in the same neighborhood, police said. A couple in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood said their Hummer was engulfed in flames earlier this week, and the flames spread to another car parked nearby. It's similar to an incident last Saturday when neighbors said they awoke to find Hummer in flames. According to police, the man is being...
  • 2nd Pastor Resigns Over Gay Sex Scandal

    12/11/2006 2:42:03 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 20 replies · 929+ views
    Newsday & AP ^ | 12/11/06 | n/a
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The founding pastor of a second Colorado church has resigned over gay sex allegations, just weeks after the evangelical community was shaken by the scandal surrounding megachurch leader Ted Haggard. Haggard, a gay-marriage opponent, admitted to unspecified "sexual immorality" when he resigned last month as president of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor of the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs. A male prostitute had said he had had sex with Haggard for three years. On Sunday, Paul Barnes, founding pastor of the 2,100-member Grace Chapel in this Denver suburb, told his evangelical congregation in...
  • WEAK-ly Standard Props Up Democrats Senatorial Candidates

    11/10/2006 5:18:29 AM PST · by colonel mosby · 79 replies · 1,453+ views
    The Weak-ly Standard | November 10,2006 | me
    Congratulations to The Weak-ly Standard. The "conservative" magazine did a wonderful job promoting Democrat senatorial candidates Jim Webb, Harold Ford Jr., and Jon Tester in it's last two issues immediately preceding Tuesday's election. The Standard wrote a long tribute to Webb, calling him a "blood and soil conservative". Despite Harold Ford Jr.'s very low ACU lifetime congressional voting record of 19, the Standard tried to portray him as being similar to his conservative opponent Bob Corker on the issues. Apparently, the magazine was enamored of the notion of having little Harold in the U.S. Senate. But, most outrageously, the last...
  • How Bad Will It Be? [Fred Barnes]

    10/14/2006 4:34:21 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 175 replies · 4,838+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/23/2006 | By Fred Barnes
    REPUBLICANS and conservatives, brace yourselves! Strategists and consultants of both parties now believe the House is lost and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi will become speaker. At best, Republicans will cling to control of the Senate by a single seat, two at most. For many election cycles, Republicans have been the boys of October, using paid media and superior campaign skills to make up lost ground and win in November. This year, they were the boys of September, rallying strongly until that fateful day, September 29, when the Mark Foley scandal erupted. October has been a disaster so far. A...
  • Dr. Barnes Goes to Congress

    10/12/2006 6:04:49 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 4 replies · 242+ views
    CultureGrrl ^ | Oct. 11, 2006 | Lee Rosenbaum
    Congressman Gerlach will be joined by members of the Friends of the Barnes Foundation tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2:00 pm., at 275 North Latch Lane, [across the street from the Barnes] in Merion, to discuss what he plans to do to help block the efforts by the Barnes Foundation trustees to move the museum to Philadelphia. Specifically, he plans to introduce a bill (when Congress reconvenes in November) that "would impose a penalty on any tax-exempt organization, and in this case the Barnes Foundation, for accepting a donation that would be used to move the organization contrary to the intent...
  • President Bush: Two-Thirds of a Real Conservative (Bruce Bartlett Alert)

    04/18/2006 4:39:46 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 39 replies · 708+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | April 18, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    In every administration, there is always one journalist that the White House trusts above the others to represent its point of view. In this administration, it is Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard magazine.Whenever you read one of Barnes' columns, you know that you are getting an inside perspective. You are, in effect, reading what the White House itself is thinking on any given day on any given subject.This is an arrangement that suits everyone. Barnes is regularly able to scoop other reporters viewed as hostile to this administration, while the White House has a conduit through which it can...
  • Are the neocons losing it? Pat Buchanan

    03/25/2006 12:38:33 PM PST · by rcocean · 189 replies · 2,894+ views
    WND ^ | 3-24-2006 | Pat Buchanan
    Are the neocons losing it? William Kristol of the Weekly Standard now demands the firing of Donald Rumsfeld. William F. Buckley, whose National Review branded the anti-war right "unpatriotic conservatives" who "hate" America, now calls upon Bush for an "acknowledgement of defeat." But it is a March 20 essay in the Wall Street Journal that suggests the neocons may be coming unhinged. Written by Weekly Standard executive editor Fred Barnes.. calls on Bush to fire press secretary Scott McClellan, chief of staff Andy Card, political adviser Karl Rove, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Treasury Secretary John...
  • Fred Barnes: Losing Friends and Influence (President Bush misjudges immigration and the ports issue)

    02/25/2006 2:30:07 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 119 replies · 2,792+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 6, 2006 | Fred Barnes
    Like few presidents before him, President Bush was poised for a consequential and potentially quite successful second term. It hasn't worked out that way (so far). Bush made one strategic error in 2005, guessing wrongly that the country was adult and serious enough to reform Social Security. Now he faces at least two immediate challenges: immigration and the Dubai ports flap. Let's start with immigration, which the Senate is slated to take up in late March. On immigration, Bush is not a conventional conservative or any other kind of conservative. His instinct is to sympathize with immigrants. Bush believes that...
  • Fred Barnes vs. Diane Rehm (Vanity)

    02/01/2006 11:05:30 AM PST · by JoeGar · 1 replies · 369+ views
    2/1/06 | JoeGar
    On January 27, Fred Barnes, on the Diane Rehm radio show, told Diane that he would get back to her by January 30 with his source(s) for the story about Bush volunteering for Vietnam. Did anyone listen to the January 27 show? Did Fred get back to Diane? What was the outcome?
  • Diane Rehm Disputes Bush Volunteering for Viet Nam

    01/27/2006 10:21:06 AM PST · by LK44-40 · 122 replies · 2,906+ views
    Diane Rehm Show - Friday, 27 Jan 06
    Diane Rehm vigorously disputed on her radio program on Friday that George Bush had ever volunteered to serve in Viet Nam.Rehm's guest, conservative journalist Fred Barnes, mentioned the familiar assertion that at one point during his Air Guard service, the President did volunteer to go to Viet Nam, an offer that was not accepted.Rehm responded with incredulity saying that she had never heard such a claim. Some of her callers -- typically left wing -- joined in her scornful dismissal of any such notion. The matter was left with the agreement that Barnes would research the matter and call back...