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  • Body found of man wanted in US park shooting

    01/02/2012 9:44:37 PM PST · by Rabin · 29 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 02 Jan 2012 23:44 | Staff
    US police have confirmed that a body found in Mount Rainier National Park near Seattle, Washington is the man wanted in the shooting death of a park ranger. The suspect, Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, is believed to have fled to the remote park to hide after an earlier shooting at a house party near Seattle that wounded four, two critically. Barnes had allegedly sped past a checkpoint. While one ranger began following him, Anderson eventually blocked the road to try stop him. Before fleeing, Barnes allegedly fired shots at both Anderson and the ranger who trailed him, but only Anderson...
  • [Texas:]BARNES VS. CORNYN IN 2008?

    04/10/2007 4:43:08 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 657+ views
    QuorumReport.com ^ | April 9, 2007 | Harvey Kronberg
    Fund raising would not be the issue We heard from two separate sources today. As we hear it, a group of Democratic muckety-mucks are trying to persuade entrepreneur extraordinaire, Ben Barnes to challenge Senator John Cornyn in 2008. A meeting was supposedly held in recent days where supporters pitched Barnes. Dollar amounts for a campaign were discussed. The consensus was that it would take $25 million to do the job and, according to one of our sources, supporters at the meeting committed to $10 million. By himself, Barnes is credited with being able to write a seven-figure check. Besides his...
  • Perry blasts Strayhorn ties to Bush foe

    01/10/2006 9:59:22 PM PST · by TexasRepublican2006 · 32 replies · 978+ views
    KHOU ^ | Dec 14, 2005
    AUSTIN – Nearly 10,000 supporters of Gov. Rick Perry received a video e-mail on Tuesday telling them his GOP primary opponent, Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, is in cahoots with a lying, Bush-hating liberal. The Democrat in question, former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, is on the host committee for a Strayhorn fundraiser scheduled for today in Austin.
  • Ben Barnes, "Rathergate" figure, to co-host DC Blagojevich reception

    12/05/2005 11:15:40 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 257+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | December 5, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    A tipster informs me that this is indeed the same Ben Barnes who appeared on the infamous September 8, 2004 60 Minutes II broadcast that also introduced the since discredited Killian memos to the American public. From Sunday's Lynn Sweet column in the Chicago Sun-Times: On Dec. 12, Blagojevich discusses the program in an event at the National Press Club hosted by Families USA. Blagojevich timed it to coincide with Democrat Governor Association meetings taking place at the same time. Later in the day, key Blagojevich kitchen Cabinet member John Wyma, a state and federal lobbyist, and his business partner,...
  • Lotto Trouble - Miers nomination = Swift Boat Vets v. Bush NG detractor-in reverse ~ John Fund

    10/21/2005 7:01:35 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 8 replies · 869+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | October 21, 2005 | John Fund
    The Miers nomination pits a Swift Boat author against a Bush National Guard detractor--in reverse. Friday, October 21, 2005 12:01 a.m. The politics of the Harriet Miers nomination are getting stranger as attention turns toward Ms. Miers's tenure as head of the Texas Lottery Commission. Two key players in last year's presidential campaign--Jerome Corsi, co-author of the Swift Boat Veterans book "Unfit for Command," and Ben Barnes, a former Texas lieutenant governor who claimed President Bush got special treatment when he joined the Texas Air National Guard--are involved in the debate.
  • The Vulnerable Nominee

    10/19/2005 11:42:02 PM PDT · by freespirited · 28 replies · 920+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10/20/05 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush's agents have convinced conservative Republican senators who were heartsick over his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court that they must support her to save his presidency. But that does not guarantee her confirmation. Ahead are hearings of unspeakable ugliness that can be prevented only if Democratic senators exercise unaccustomed restraint. Will the Judiciary Committee Democrats insist on putting under oath two Texas judges who are alleged to have guaranteed during a conference call of Christian conservatives that Miers would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade? Will the Democrats dig into Miers's alleged interference...
  • Joseph Farah: "Miers to Withdraw"

    10/12/2005 2:52:26 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 94 replies · 4,013+ views
    WND.com ^ | 10-13-05 | Farah, Joseph
    Miers to withdraw -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: October 13, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Harriet Miers is never going to be grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee. She is going to withdraw her name from consideration before such hearings ever begin. You can take that to the bank. Why? Because, even though Democrats in the Senate seem more pleased with the choice of Miers than do Republicans, the questions that must be asked of the nominee for Sandra Day O'Connor's Supreme Court seat would be among the most embarrassing ever raised about her boss, President Bush. Most of the attention...
  • Tom Delay Prosecutor Pals with Dan Rather's Daughter, Ben Barnes

    09/29/2005 8:31:56 AM PDT · by Coastal · 20 replies · 2,605+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 9-29-05 | Jim Kouri
    Travis County, Texas, District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who exploded upon the American scene as a result of a grand jury indictment against Republican House Majority Leader Tom Delay, is a known partisan Democrat in Texas. His history of trying to prosecute Republicans such as Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson also is widely known in Texas. The Senator Hutchinson case was thrown out when Earle admitted he could not prosecute the case due to insufficient evidence which in legalese means he had no case. His attempt to do the same thing to Bush campaign consultant Bob Bullock also failed when a grand...
  • Rather Reminder: Texas Air National Guard Right about President Bush-(FACTS, from USAF COLONEL!)

    03/08/2005 8:59:09 PM PST · by freeholland · 13 replies · 1,557+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MARCH 9, 2005 | COL. JOHN H. WAMBOUGH, USAF (Ret)
    Dan Rather and Mary Mapes are still embracing the veracity of content of their 60 Minutes fraudulent memos aired on September 8, 2004. They need to re-read the Report of the Independent Review Panel “Concerning President Bush’s Air National Guard Service” by Dick Thornburgh and Louis D. Boccardi. For a fair perspective of President Bush’s Air National Guard (ANG) Service, I suggest reading “Bush and I were lieutenants““ by Col. William Campenni (retired), and my article: Bush and Uncommon Valor,as well as “Bush’s Air National Guard Years“ by Byron York. For a better understanding of the Dan Rather scandal, I...
  • HOAXES PROPPED UP CBS's FRAUDULENT MEMOS

    10/20/2004 7:34:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 1,274+ views
    Private Email | OCTOBER 20, 2004 | JOHN WAMBOUGH, JR. USAF (Ret)
    Hoaxes Propped Up CBS's Fraudulent Memos Dan Rather's CBS' 60 Minutes Hit Piece on President Bush's ANG Record based on Left-Wing Media Hoaxes. By Col. John H. Wambough, Jr. USAF (Ret.) October 22, 2004 - See Bush and Uncommon Valor www.nsar.us Article: Series One Leapfrogged Hundreds Hoax and Political Influence/Favoritism Hoax Since Left-Wing Media (LWM) has fabricated many hoaxes (concerning President Bush's Air National Guard service), it is not practical to address each of them in one article - so they will be presented to the American people in a series, starting with the “Leapfrogged Hundreds Hoax” and “Political Influence/Favoritism...
  • The Birthplace of Bush Paranoia

    10/17/2004 1:41:05 AM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 9 replies · 701+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | From the Oct. 25, 2004 Edition | Andrew Ferguson
    Austin "FOR A WHILE I thought about moving to Atlanta," Jeff Lewis was saying, "but then I realized the Austin connection, being here, gives us a kind of special edge, and we really, really didn't want to lose that sort of, I don't know, allure. I mean, other people do what we do, but we're here, right in this man's backyard." Jeff is barefoot and ear-ringed and prefers black--today it's black jeans under a flyaway black linen shirt, unbuttoned to the sternum. With his business partner Bill Callan, he is founder of "Two Unemployed Democrats Co." an Internet and mail-order...
  • Transcript: Barnes On Bush(and Religious Right)

    09/24/2004 4:33:52 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 33 replies · 1,031+ views
    CBSNEWS.com ^ | Sept. 8, 2004
    BEN BARNES: I think the country is probably more divided today then it's been since the Civil War. I certainly was not alive, although some people probably think I was alive at the conclusion of the Civil War. So I wasn't there firsthand. But I believe that this country is very severely divided. Families are divided. Friends are divided. Communities are divided. Churches, schools. It's not healthy. I have a letter in my possession from my grandfather who wrote to my uncle who was on Iwo Jima. And in the first paragraph, he talks about the crops are in the...
  • TERESA HEINZ KERRY MAY VISIT VALLEY (SOUTH TEXAS)

    09/24/2004 12:56:44 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 100 replies · 1,309+ views
    Quorum Report Border Buzz ^ | September 20, 2004 | Harvey Kronberg
    Hinojosa coordinating with Democratic leaders tonight Leading Hidalgo County Democrats and campaign contributors are meeting tonight to plan for a possible visit by Teresa Heinz Kerry to the Rio Grande Valley in early October. Tonight's meeting, organized by U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Mercedes), takes place at the Cornerstone Grill in Edinburg, Border Buzz has learned. Valley Democrats view a visit by Heinz Kerry, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, as a substitute for a campaign swing by vice presidential candidate John Edwards that never happened. Edwards was due to visit McAllen in July for an event organized by Kerry's...
  • Barnes Daughter on Scarborough says Dad Lies

    09/22/2004 7:39:25 PM PDT · by The Real Indepman · 5 replies · 891+ views
    Says that Bush is a good ethical person and that her Dad has spoke out of both sides of his mouth. That Barnes has said he never helped Bush get in the TANG, but he is a liberal democrat and wants Kerry elected...
  • Did Ben Barnes See Forged Memos Before CBS?

    09/22/2004 3:18:10 PM PDT · by counterpunch · 16 replies · 1,050+ views
    Barnes' timeline is highly suspicious. Here we see that the discovery of these documents was a deciding factor for Barnes agreeing to speak to 60 Minutes: Rumors about the memos had circulated in the Democratic Party and media circles for weeks; in fact, CBS had used their existence to help persuade Barnes to talk. He told Democratic friends before the "60 Minutes II" broadcast that if documents the network was hunting for were found—and were authentic—"the election is over." But now we learn that it was Barnes who called Dan Rather ready to talk to CBS just a few short...
  • ***Ben Barnes Memogate Timeline Is Highly Suspicious***

    09/21/2004 5:25:04 PM PDT · by counterpunch · 22 replies · 1,923+ views
    Barnes' timeline is highly suspicious. Here we see that the discovery of these documents was a deciding factor for Barnes agreeing to speak to 60 Minutes: Rumors about the memos had circulated in the Democratic Party and media circles for weeks; in fact, CBS had used their existence to help persuade Barnes to talk. He told Democratic friends before the "60 Minutes II" broadcast that if documents the network was hunting for were found—and were authentic—"the election is over." But now we learn that it was Barnes who called Dan Rather ready to talk to CBS just a few short...
  • Ben Barnes (more dirt details on him & Ricky Knox)

    09/20/2004 9:50:27 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 4 replies · 589+ views
    BeLogical.com ^ | June 20, 1997 | Lynn Wolley
    Commentary for June 20th, 1997 Ah, Ben Barnes. The name evokes so many fond memories our great state of Texas. It brings back thoughts of the Sharpstown scandal, of eighties-style real estate, partnerships with John Connally. It brings back memories of a young, red-headed state official who was seen as a real comer -- someone with the moxie to eventually become President of these United States. Well, that isn't going to happen. But maybe the current occupant of the White House could learn a thing or two from Ben Barnes. After all, when Bill Clinton got involved in a shady...
  • A web of connections (Rather, CBS, Mapes, Cleland, Barnes, Burkett, Van Os, Kerry, McAuliffe)

    09/19/2004 11:57:03 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 74 replies · 2,358+ views
    [graphic similar to what NYT tried to do with Bush/Swift Boat connections]
  • Rathergate . . .

    09/18/2004 8:29:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,662+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2004 | Larry Elder
    The Washington Times www.washingtontimes.com Rathergate . . .By Larry ElderPublished September 18, 2004 Dan Rather, in a breathless "60 Minutes" piece, said he obtained documents showing then-Lt. George W. Bush didn't report for a physical, and his commanding officer accused him of failing to meet National Guard standards.     Mr. Rather also interviewed former Texas House Speaker and Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, who says he used his influence to get Mr. Bush into the Texas Air National Guard (TexANG).     But a funny thing happened on the way to the expose. Mr. Barnes' daughter -- after saying she loves her father...
  • Ben Barnes - A Prolific Donor

    09/18/2004 12:44:50 PM PDT · by Brad Ferrell · 14 replies · 618+ views
    I did a search on Opensecrets.org for Ben Barnes' donations. He has been a very busy man. The number of checks written must have given him writers cramp. The following is a summary of the donations since 1990. BARNES, BEN           9/18/1991        $500                Alexander, Bill Jr BARNES, BEN           5/20/1999        $5,000             Americans for Responsible Leadership BARNES, BEN           3/3/1994          $1,000             Andrews, Michael A BARNES, BEN           10/4/1991        $1,000             Andrews, Michael A BARNES, BEN           10/10/1989      $1,000             Andrews, Michael A BARNES, BEN           12/16/1998      $3,000             Arena PAC BARNES, BEN           1/14/1994        $1,000             Assn of State Democratic Chairs BARNES, BEN           2/22/2001       ...
  • CASH-AND-KERRY(Ben Barnes, contributor)

    09/17/2004 6:19:30 PM PDT · by christie · 9 replies · 911+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 27, 2004 | Lowell Ponte
    . Cash-and-Kerry Consider two of the big money people backing Kerry’s current presidential campaign. One, who since 1999 has reportedly funneled nearly $700,000 in both hard and soft money to Kerry, is Alan Solomont. Remember the controversy four years ago when it came to light that one of the flagship stations of the Public Broadcasting Service, WGBH in Boston, had been violating the privacy of its contributors and the taxpayer-supported impartiality of this PBS station by giving its confidential lists of contributor addresses, telephone numbers and other personal information to the Democratic National Committee? The partisan person who reportedly committed...
  • What Did Ben Barnes Do?

    09/17/2004 5:34:07 PM PDT · by NickRails · 21 replies · 652+ views
    09/17/2004 | NickRails
    What exactly did Ben Barnes do to get President Bush in the ANG? I haven't seen him interviewed. Barnes says he got the President into the ANG. Did anyone ask him any follow up questions, such as who did he call, what did they discuss, etc. It's easy to claim that you did something, but where is the corroboration for the claim.
  • DNCBS

    09/16/2004 2:23:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 390+ views
    DNCBS The CBS television network, and Dan Rather in particular, are, if you'll pardon my use of the common military vernacular, in a world of s--t. As most everyone is now aware, the program '60 Minutes II' reported last week that President Bush received favoritism in order to get into the Texas Air National Guard (TANG) in May of 1968, and then had his performance reviews "sugarcoated" by a now deceased Colonel for reasons which have been left to our imaginations. Mr. Rather attempted to substantiate the first of these two charges by introducing the unsupported claim of former Lt....
  • CARL BERNSTEIN: RATHERGATE MAY BE ANOTHER WATERGATE

    09/16/2004 11:10:48 AM PDT · by Mia T · 79 replies · 10,931+ views
    Hannity + Colmes, FoxNews | 9.16.04 | Mia T
        CARL BERNSTEIN: RATHERGATE MAY BE ANOTHER WATERGATE (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) NEW! compleatjohnkerry.blogspot.com NEW! unfitforcommand.blogspot.comjohnkerryisdangerousforamerica.blogspot.com   CLUELESS: O'REILLY AND PODHORETZ ON RATHERGATE THE KERRY-RATHER-BARNES FORGERIES DECONSTRUCTEDWHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA 9.14.04 Dear Mr. O'Reilly, Contrary to your discussion tonight with John Podhoretz ("The O'Reilly Factor"-FoxNew), the authenticity of the Dan Rather memos is no longer open to debate. Irrefutable proof on multiple levels now exists that the memos are forgeries. Your problem seems to be that either you lack the technical expertise to evaluate the material... or you never examined the...
  • Memogate: Burkett's attorney/spokesman hosted Kerry rallies in Texas

    09/16/2004 12:04:52 AM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 69 replies · 2,612+ views
    Here's a photo of David Van Os, the spokesman for Bill Burkett of Memogate fame, addressing a major John Kerry for President rally in Austin last month. This is the same rally that was headlined by HOWARD DEAN and made pretty big media coverage around the state at the time.
  • More to the story

    09/15/2004 9:05:39 PM PDT · by rhmoss · 4 replies · 493+ views
    You guys are more up to speed on this than I am, but there is a lot more to this than the documents. Barnes' accusations were the thrust of the story, with the documents as support. Both Rather and Barnes have credibility problems that go well beyond the documents. To say nothing of Barnes' political leanings, (which supporters disqualified the Swift Vets from airtime on CBS) my understanding is that Rather may be tied politically and financially to Bob Barnes, having hosted at least one fund raiser for him. Rather's daughter is involved in Democrat politics in the same county,...
  • Drudge: Memos traced to Texas Kinko's...

    09/15/2004 7:06:18 PM PDT · by KStorm · 1,053 replies · 39,451+ views
    DrudgeReport | 15 Sep 04 | Drudge
  • IS THE RATHERGATE SOURCE BEN BARNES?

    09/15/2004 7:29:14 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 56 replies · 2,103+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 9.15.2004
    TIME TO THINK ABILENE:  According to the Washington Post for tomorrow - the documents at the center of the Rathergate appear to have faxed from a Kinkos Copy Center somewhere near Abilene, Texas. In this recent story in the local Abilene Reporter News - familiar Bush critic Ben Barnes - who evidently is from near Abilene, is caught parroting some of the same things that these memos supposedly "prove"... IS BUSH CRITIC BEN BARNES "THE SOURCE" of Rathergate's Memos?
  • Any Follow Up on Former Texas Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes Claim of Helping Bush Get in TANG?

    09/15/2004 12:15:41 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 36 replies · 827+ views
    I have seen almost no follow up on the 60 MinutesII interview with former Texas Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes. Barnes stated that a Bush family intermediary, Houston businessman Sidney A. Adgar (now deceased), requested that Barnes help George W. Bush get into the TANG. Barnes then stated he called TANG Director, Brig. Gen. James Rose, and arranged for Bush's acceptance into TANG. Barnes then stated he had helped sons of other prominent Texas families to enter the TANG with the continuing help of Gen. Rose. The next day, Barnes' daughter stated to FOX's Sean Hannity that her father told her...
  • CLUELESS: O'REILLY AND PODHORETZ ON RATHERGATE

    09/15/2004 6:53:13 AM PDT · by Mia T · 43 replies · 5,702+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor | 9.15.04 | Mia T
    CLUELESS: O'REILLY AND PODHORETZ ON RATHERGATE THE KERRY-RATHER-BARNES FORGERIES DECONSTRUCTEDWHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA 9.14.04 Dear Mr. O'Reilly, Contrary to your discussion tonight with John Podhoretz ("The O'Reilly Factor"-FoxNew), the authenticity of the Dan Rather memos is no longer open to debate. Irrefutable proof on multiple levels now exists that the memos are forgeries. Your problem seems to be that either you lack the technical expertise to evaluate the material... or you never examined the material in the first instance. Additionally, both you and Podhoretz seem to approach this story with a pro-media bias, and you, in...
  • Whole Story - A fraud, not a mistake

    09/14/2004 7:44:41 PM PDT · by PDR · 55 replies · 2,564+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 14, 2004 | Peter Roff
    Peter Principles: A fraud, not a mistake By PETER ROFF WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Though it is not a certainty, the documents produced by CBS News to support the assertions of former Texas House Speaker and Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes that George W. Bush was the beneficiary of special treatment throughout his service in the Texas Air National Guard are likely fraudulent. This is no small issue. It is unusual for a contemporary U.S. presidential campaign to give as much attention to the military service of the candidates. The Kerry campaign, as many have said, has been based almost...
  • THE KERRY-RATHER-BARNES FORGERIES DECONSTRUCTED

    09/14/2004 4:11:01 AM PDT · by Mia T · 29 replies · 3,901+ views
    CBS ^ | 9.14.04 | Mia T
    THE KERRY-RATHER-BARNES FORGERIES DECONSTRUCTEDWHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA by Mia T, 9.14.04   (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE)Q ERTY SERIES Thanx to Calpernia   COPYRIGHT MIA T 2004 The Kerry-Rather-Barnes forgeries and flip-flops aside, the attempted analogy is risible... A PRESIDENT KERRY MAY BE ABHORRENT...BUT IS IT EVEN CONSTITUTIONAL? WHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA     by Mia T, 8.21.04 "John Kerry gave the enemy for free what I, and many of my comrades in North Vietnam, in the prison camps, took torture to avoid saying. It demoralized us," says former Vietnam...
  • And That's The Way It Isn't (John Ellis on Rathergate)

    09/13/2004 11:10:46 AM PDT · by ambrose · 15 replies · 1,408+ views
    John Ellis ^ | 9/11/04
    Saturday, September 11, 2004 And That's The Way It Isn't If you traveled in certain circles on the East Coast this past summer, the one story you heard over and over again was that Ben Barnes had the goods on George W. Bush's National Guard record and that CBS News was going to break the story on "60 Minutes." I must have heard this story four or five times, including once from an investment banker who claimed to have heard it from Barnes himself. It is well known in Texas that Ben Barnes is not a guy you'd want to...
  • BARNES AND ANOTHER RATHER, MEETING EARLIER...

    09/12/2004 11:26:54 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 4 replies · 761+ views
    Kerry Spot reader Frank observes that on October 3, 2000, Democrat Ronnie Earle hosted a fundraiser for his race for District Attorney. The event had eight sponsors. One of them was Ben Barnes, the star of 60 Minutes II’s report on President Bush’s National Guard years. Another one of the eight sponsors was Robin Rather, daughter of Dan Rather, an Austin-area “ passionate environmentalist and community activist” who has given $12,500 to Democratic causes in the last three election cycles, including $1,000 to John Kerry on March 15 of this year. One wonders… by any chance, did Robin Rather introduce...
  • The X Files of Lt. Bush

    09/12/2004 7:00:53 PM PDT · by Numbers Guy · 45 replies · 1,558+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 09/12/04 | Amanda Ripley
    The X Files Of Lt. Bush A flurry of contested memos and memories sheds more heat than light on his record By AMANDA RIPLEY Monday, Sep. 20, 2004 Journalists and politicos have been trying off and on for a decade now to suss out exactly what George W. Bush did in the National Guard more than 30 years ago. The basic facts are not very mysterious: Bush got a coveted homeland gig in the Guard, just as many other well-connected college graduates did, while hundreds of thousands of other young men got drafted and sent to Vietnam. Ever since Bush...
  • Barnes, Rather Daughter Co-sponsored Dem's Fund-raiser.

    09/12/2004 10:57:13 AM PDT · by ricoshea · 23 replies · 1,363+ views
    Ratherbiased.com | September 12, 2004, 11:02:47 EDT
    September 12, 2004, 11:02:47 EDT Ben Barnes, the Democratic lobbyist and former lieutenant governor of Texas who was featured prominently in the 60 Minutes report that triggered the Memogate controversy, was the co-sponsor of a fund-raiser for a liberal district attorney in Texas along with Dan Rather's daughter, Robin, an Austin-based environmental activist. According to the web site of Ronnie Earle, district attorney for Travis County, Texas, Ben Barnes and Robin Rather were among a the small group of sponsors for an October 3, 2000 fund-raising event for Earle's reelection campaign. In 2001, Dan Rather was the keynote speaker at...
  • Here come the attack dogs(* BOMBSHELL – BARNES, KERRY CAMPAIGN VICE CHAIRMAN ADMITS PERJURY )

    09/12/2004 12:01:19 AM PDT · by woodb01 · 71 replies · 3,350+ views
    A new face on the horizon is Former Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes, who is garnering headlines by saying he helped Mr. Bush avoid service in Vietnam. But Mr. Barnes in 1999 said that no one from the Bush family asked for such assistance; he testified to the same fact under oath. Barnes, a Democrat, was defeated in Texas after he was implicated in a quick-profit stock scheme that was allegedly designed to win the passage of two banking bills. He is also a Kerry campaign vice chair.
  • CBS Voted Against Ben Barnes Before They Voted For Him (new info on conflict of interest)

    09/11/2004 12:24:02 PM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 10 replies · 2,046+ views
    Captains Quarters Blog ^ | Sept. 11, 2004 1:29 PM | Captain Ed
    Dan Rather interviewed former Texas legislator and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes in order to establish that Barnes used undue influence to get George Bush into the Texas Air National Guard. Rather didn't mention the fact that Barnes has been a major contributor to the Democrats and to the Kerry campaign; over the past five years, he has generated almost a half-million dollars for the DNC and John Kerry, as I reported earlier. Rather treated Barnes as a reluctant witness instead of the partisan he is. However, CBS News did not always treat Barnes with such kid gloves. New Jersey blogger...
  • Ben Barnes Trying to Silence Daughter?

    09/11/2004 11:02:11 AM PDT · by kattracks · 51 replies · 2,785+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 9/11/04 | Carl Limbacher
    The press secretary for Kerry presidential campaign official Ben Barnes - who claimed Wednesday that he used influence to secure a place for President Bush in the Texas Air National Guard 36 years ago - has been trying to silence Barnes' daughter Amy, who has called her father's account a lie. Barnes' press secretary Kane Hinton allegedly tried to kill Amy Barnes' interview on Friday with ABC Radio network host Sean Hannity, after Barnes told a Texas radio station the day before that her father had admitted privately that the story was false. Ms. Hinton claimed that Amy Barnes...
  • DFU SONG: Teenager in Love (Ben Barnes' daughter has new hit song!)

    09/11/2004 8:48:20 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 403+ views
    DFU SONGS | 9-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - TEENAGER IN LOVE It's so embarrassi-ing...our fathers we can't choose Perhaps Bill gave him cocaine or Teddy gave him booze I am depressed and feeling so sad...I'm hoping Ben Barnes isn't really my dad John Kerry is his neighbor...it's that Nantucket thing John would be in his debt...if big bucks he'd bring I am depressed and feeling so sad...I'm hoping Ben Barnes isn't really my dad From his comb or his razor...I will get dad's DNA A lab can then check mine...I'll settle this today I hear his lies about George Bush...it is real so surreal How...
  • Ben Barnes?

    09/11/2004 8:41:23 AM PDT · by Baytovin · 12 replies · 870+ views
    Curious about Mr. Ben Barnes and where he is coming from?
  • Ben Barnes' 'Daughter': My Dad Lied About Bush-(Why no MSM followup?)

    09/11/2004 6:54:45 AM PDT · by Rome2000 · 21 replies · 987+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9-9-04 | Carl Limbacher
    <!-- @import url("/links.css"); -->  September 11, 2004        It's FREE: Kerry 'Unfit' Book            Home · Late-Night Jokes · Archives · Cartoons · News Alerts · U.S. News Links   Int'l  News Links · MoneyNews · Contact Us · NewsMax Store · Classifieds · Get Your Site Listed   With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff For the story behind the story... Click Here Click Here Click Here Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 8:19 p.m. EDTBen Barnes' 'Daughter': My Dad Lied About Bush A woman purporting to be Amy Barnes, daughter of former Texas Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, said Thursday that...
  • Let's Get it Straight about Barnes Helping BushRuss, Sean?? Bush induction dates??

    09/10/2004 6:54:13 PM PDT · by Tannerone · 58 replies · 1,356+ views
    Bush joins Guard in May 1968. Barnes becomes Lt. Gov. in 1969 and at that official capacity helps Bush get into the TexANG. If Bush is already in the Guard how does Barnes help to get him further into the guard. This question needs asked of several people starting with Barnes and Blather.
  • Sharpstown Stock Fraud Scandal (Why Ben Barnes' Political Career Ended)

    09/10/2004 6:13:27 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 5 replies · 749+ views
    SHARPSTOWN STOCK-FRAUD SCANDAL. Texas went through one of its traditional and periodic governmental scandals in 1971-72, when federal accusations and then a series of state charges were leveled against nearly two dozen state officials and former state officials. Before normalcy returned, Texas politics had taken a slight shift to the left and had undergone a thorough housecleaning: the incumbent governor was labeled an unindicted coconspirator in a bribery case and lost his bid for reelection; the incumbent speaker of the House of Representatives and two associates were convicted felons; a popular three-term attorney general lost his job; an aggressive lieutenant...
  • AUDIO - Daughter of Ben Barnes Disputes Father's Claims as Political

    09/10/2004 10:30:36 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 11 replies · 790+ views
    WBAP New Talk Radio Mark Davis Show ^ | September 10, 2004 | Monica Crowley interview with daughter of Ben Barnes
    The Former Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes' recollections over how he helped President Bush get into the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War have evolved over the years from fuzzy to distinct. Barnes, who once claimed he did not help Bush enter the National Guard, reversed his story and told CBS News 60 Minutes that he in fact did help Bush. Mr. Barnes daughter called the Mark Davis Show and spoke with Monica Crowley on WBAP September 9th dismissing Barnes' claims as political and opportunistic. Excerpt of Call: BARNES: I love my father very much, but he's doing...
  • DAUGHTER OF BEN BARNES DISPUTES FATHER'S ANTI-BUSH CLAIMS AS POLITICAL LIES

    09/10/2004 12:43:52 PM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 1 replies · 709+ views
    CROWLEY: So, I hate to put you in this position, but I will ask you, do you think your father, Ben Barnes who was on "60 Minutes II" with Dan Rather last night - do you believe that he lied on the air to the American people last night about President Bush? BARNES DAUGHTER: Yes, I do. I absolutely do. And I think he's doing he's doing it for purely political, opportunistic reasons - trying to get John Kerry elected and trying to make Bush look like the bad person.... Like I said, he's going to be trying to promote...
  • Audio of Ben Barnes Daughter disputing her Fathers claims on radio.

    09/10/2004 11:44:33 AM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 16 replies · 880+ views
    WBAP Radio ^ | 9-10-04 | NavyCanDo
    Excerpt of Call: BARNES: I love my father very much, but he's doing this for purely political reasons. He is a big Kerry fund-raiser and he is writing a book also. And [the Bush story] is what he's leading the book off with. ... He denied this to me in 2000 that he did get Bush out [of Vietnam service]. Now he's saying he did. CROWLEY: Did he tell you, Amy – and I'm glad I have you on the line with me – did your father tell you that he was prepared to do this on behalf of John...
  • Flashback: Dan Rather attends Tex Dem Fundraiser and defends Daughter (possible source of forgery)

    09/10/2004 10:55:03 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 6 replies · 1,988+ views
    http://www.ratherbiased.com ^ | 2001 | www.ratherbiased.com
    Dan Rather came under criticism after it was revealed by the Washington Post that he had given a keynote speech at a fund-raiser for Texas Democrats: GERALDO RIVERA: Let me just read you this news account, April 5th, USA Today: "Conservatives and pundits had a field day at Dan Rather's expense Wednesday after the CBS anchor apologized for being the star attraction at a recent Democratic fundraiser in Texas that raised 20 grand." Was that one of the worst mistakes you've made at least recently? DAN RATHER: Well, it certainly was one of the dumbest mistakes I ever made. But...
  • Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard [post 47]

    09/08/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 282 replies · 141,002+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 09/09/04 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL
    September 9, 2004 Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL ASHINGTON, Sept. 8 - President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard came under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday as newfound documents emerged from his squadron commander's file that suggested favorable treatment. At the same time, a once powerful Texas Democrat came forward to say that he had "abused my position of power" by helping Mr. Bush and others join the Guard. Democrats also worked to stoke the issue with a new advertisement by a Texas group that featured a former lieutenant colonel,...
  • Kerry doomed, Fake docs and FR mention all on ABC's Notes.

    09/10/2004 7:54:07 AM PDT · by Smartaleck · 126 replies · 7,630+ views
    ABC Notes ^ | 09-10-2004 | Various- ABC notes
    Excerpts.... The Kerry end is near? At this precise time every four years, the most media-savvy members of the Gang of 500 begin to think about their roles in the premiere post-election forum that revisits the actions and players of the presidential race. But if nothing changes in the race as it now stands — with President Bush winning a decent-sized victory — much of the talk will be about the greater technical proficiency of the Bush-Cheney effort.Democrats, who deny up and down that they had anything to do with the documents, tell ABC News that they plan to continue...