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  • HRC Utah holds annual gala in Salt Lake City [Bennett loss a setback for gays & lesbians]

    05/09/2010 6:32:08 AM PDT · by behzinlea · 4 replies · 519+ views
    Deseret News ^ | May 8, 2010 | Gina Barker
    SALT LAKE CITY — Under the crystal chandeliers and molded ceilings of the Grand America hotel, an eclectic crowd mingled at the Sixth Annual Human Rights Campaign Gala. Drag queens in tall, yellow wigs wandered between state senators and congressmen and various members and supporters of the LGBT community . . . . *Snip* . . . . John Bennett, the political co-chairman of Utah Steering Committee for [the Human Rights Campaign] and nephew of U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, rushed from the Republican Convention to the HRC Gala in the wake of the news that his uncle lost the Senate...
  • Tea Party Wins Victory In Utah As Incumbent GOP Senator Loses Bid For Nomination [See Who's Next?]

    05/08/2010 8:51:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,440+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 08th 2010 | Amy Gardner
    Tea Party Wins Victory In Utah As Incumbent GOP Senator Loses Bid For Nomination Amy Gardner May 9, 2010 The national "tea party" movement toppled its first incumbent Saturday as long-serving Sen. Robert F. Bennett was defeated at the Utah Republican Party's nominating convention, the most powerful demonstration yet of the anti-Washington tide that is altering the nation's political landscape. Bennett, seeking a fourth term after 18 years in office, became the first sitting senator to fall in the ideological battle being waged in his party. Although he has long been viewed as a reliable conservative with deep Mormon roots,...
  • Emotional Senator Bob Bennett Talks To Reporters After Being Eliminated (Video)

    05/08/2010 6:34:56 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 44 replies · 1,872+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/8/10 | HAP
    Video from Salt Lake City + a video report from
  • Bennett Ousted at Utah G.O.P. Convention (TEA PARTY DEFEATS RINO SENATOR)

    05/08/2010 3:43:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 113 replies · 4,048+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 8, 2010 | Kirk Johnson
    Senator Robert F. Bennett, an 18-year veteran Republican who had been seeking a fourth term this fall, was stripped of his party’s nomination on Saturday at the state convention, becoming one of the first Congressional victims of the surging ferment of discontent from the Tea Party-infused Republican right. Mr. Bennett, 76, was outmatched in delegate votes by two relative newcomers despite an enthusiastic endorsement and convention speech from Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and local Utah hero, and a political pedigree of deep Mormon roots and public service.
  • Utah Convention Live Feed

    05/08/2010 10:00:10 AM PDT · by Amish · 13 replies · 381+ views
    To watch the live feed from the Utah Republican Convention, go to the url above. Senate Candidates are giving their statements now.
  • Poll: Romney more popular with all Utah Republicans than with delegates

    05/07/2010 10:06:02 AM PDT · by pennyfarmer · 12 replies · 325+ views
    KSL ^ | May 7th, 2010
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Political careers are hanging in the balance the morning before the Utah state party conventions. Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, may not be getting as big of a boost as expected from Mitt Romney, who is scheduled to introduce him at Saturday's GOP convention at the Salt Palace. Sen. Bob Bennett Bennett hopes Romney will be the wild card that draws more delegates to his side. But a Dan Jones & Associates poll for KSL TV and the Deseret News shows Romney isn't as popular with delegates as he is with the general population. Seventy-six percent of...
  • Republican Sen. Bob Bennett could be first incumbent in six decades to lose party’s nomination

    05/07/2010 7:09:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 79 replies · 2,263+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | May 7, 2010 | Alex Pappas
    Republican Utah Sen. Bob Bennett — who polls show to be the underdog against Tea Party-backed challengers — could become the state’s first incumbent senator to lose his party’s nomination since the 1940s at this weekend’s GOP convention. The convention may yield the first high-profile example of outing the insiders. “The anger is palpable,” Bennett said on CNN Thursday. “The anger’s very strong and that’s why I am in trouble. But if I meet with the delegates, if I spend time with them going through the facts, I find I can turn them around.” A recent poll of delegates shows...
  • The Arrogance and Ignorance of Bob Bennett

    05/05/2010 7:26:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 484+ views
    Red State ^ | May 5, 2010
    Bob Bennett has a new ad out in Utah that is the epitome of just how out of touch the man has gotten, replacing the common touch with arrogance. The advertisement has several recipients of Bob Bennett earmarks saying Bob Bennett is the indispensable man and without Bob Bennett the water would go away, the animals and people would die, and Utah would return to the state of nature that existed before man walked the Earth — or at least before Bob Bennett went to the Senate to replace his dad. Seriously. Watch it for yourself and then I’ll point...
  • Republicans in Utah direct anger at former party favorite Bennett

    05/02/2010 10:44:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,041+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2010 | Amy Gardner
    Delivering the opening prayer of the Beaver County Republican Convention recently, cattle rancher Gilbert Yardley prayed for Utah to elect "honest" people to Congress -- anybody to replace "the bunch we have in there now." Sen. Robert F. Bennett was in the room, hoping to persuade state delegates to nominate him at the May 8 GOP convention. A friend seated next to Bennett leaned in to whisper the obvious: "I don't think he's one of yours." It's no surprise that anger at Washington and Congress is coursing through Republican circles, much of it driven by "tea party" activists. What took...
  • Amnesty Advocate Dick Armey Endorses Mike Lee (Delegates take note!)

    04/28/2010 10:13:37 PM PDT · by dangus · 1 replies · 523+ views
    Mike Lee Press Release, Vanity Commentary ^ | 4.29.10 | Armey's Press Release, Vanity Commentary
    Until this past year, I would never have guessed Sen. Bob Bennett would be a top target of RINO hunters. He's made some very unpopular moves, like supporting the TARP bailout, but his ACU rating has been quite high. Nonetheless, I've been rather excited to see the RINO hunters so successful that they can move down to what I would have guessed was a low priority target. But are Utahans about to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire? Mike Lee is currently leading polls among delegates to the Utah state convention. But Lee is proudly trumpeting...
  • Bennett on brink of defeat ( Utah )

    04/26/2010 8:29:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,308+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 04/26/2010 | gehrke
    Unless Sen. Bob Bennett's political fortunes change dramatically in the next two weeks, he could become Utah's first incumbent U.S. senator to lose his party's nomination in seven decades. A new Salt Lake Tribune poll of Republican delegates shows Bennett running in third, behind GOP challengers Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater. Lee logged 37 percent support in the survey, while Bridgewater came in at 20 percent, and Bennett lagged at 16 percent. And in a Republican race where only two can survive, that would spell the end for the three-term senator. Bennett's biggest liability, Coker said, is that delegates have...
  • Utah GOP Senate Primary: Bennett Earns 37% Support

    04/15/2010 8:03:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 463+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 15, 2010
    Incumbent Republican Senator Bob Bennett is under serious political attack in Utah for not being conservative enough, but he has the highest level of support so far among the state’s likely Republican Primary voters. One-out-of-five primary voters remain undecided. Still, the first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey of likely GOP Primary voters in the state finds Bennett with only 37% support when pitted against his four top challengers, and Utah’s primary system raises the strong possibility of just a two-person race for the party’s nomination. Attorney Mike Lee, who many view as Bennett’s chief opponent, earns 14% support, as does...
  • Et tu, Mitt? (RINOs looking out for each other)

    03/15/2010 9:54:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies · 506+ views
    Red State ^ | March 15, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Bob Bennett, as you know, is the TARP-backing, Bridge-to-Nowhere-supporting, health-care-takeover-proposing RINO running for his life to win re-nomination in Utah for a fourth term. Bob Bennett’s health care proposal – it’s called the Wyden-Bennett bill, remember – includes an individual mandate, forces taxpayers to subsidize abortions, supports “domestic partner” benefits, and would cost more than $1 trillion. He is an unrepentant earmarker, whom Senator Jim DeMint has conspicuously declined to endorse for re-election. Conservatives in Utah are rallying around Bennett’s challengers, and the Club for Growth is actively working to defeat him at the May nominating convention. So who does...
  • White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennett Races

    02/22/2010 6:39:37 AM PST · by bogusname · 92 replies · 7,195+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    "Whoever solicits or receives … any….thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both." -- 18 USC Sec. 211 -- Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office
  • Bill Bennett to Glenn Beck: There is a difference between the parties

    02/21/2010 4:10:58 PM PST · by jerry557 · 159 replies · 2,964+ views ^ | 02/21/10 | Bill Bennett
    There’s a lot to say about CPAC. This morning the major papers are highlighting Glenn Beck’s speech. I like Glenn a lot and I think he has something to teach us. But not what he offered last night. Analogizing his own struggles with alcohol to the problems of our polity and in our politics, he said, “Hello, my name is the Republican party, and I have a problem!” “I’m addicted to spending and big government.” ”It is still morning in America.” ”It just happens to be kind of a head-pounding, hung-over, vomiting-for-four-hours kind of morning in America. And it’s shaping...
  • Mark Levin: I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he

    02/21/2010 1:14:06 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 1,266 replies · 15,623+ views
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | February 21, 2010 | Mark R. Levin
    I was invited to be the opening speaker at Saturday's CPAC session. I had accepted but then, to my amazement, I learned that the John Birch Society would be one of many co-sponsors. This takes the big-tent idea many steps too far for me. So, I withdrew. Apparently, others were not so moved. That's fine. But it wasn't for me. Bill Buckley and Barry Goldwater, among others, chased the Birchers from the movement decades ago. And they're not a part of the movement. So, to give them a booth at CPAC was boneheaded. I want to commend Bill Bennett for...
  • Utah: Freedom Works endorses Bennett's primary opponent

    02/18/2010 8:46:44 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 365+ views
    The Chicago Examiner ^ | February 18, 2010 | Joshua Brett
    No one is expecting the Democrats to steal Sen. Robert Bennett's seat in Utah, one of the reddest states in the country. But that doesn't mean that the three-term incumbent will get off scot-free this year. Bennett is being challenged from his right by Mike Lee, a former gubernatorial counsel in the state, in the GOP Primary. And Lee got a boost today when he was endorsed by the conservative group Freedom Works, led by former Congressman Dick Armey (R-TX). "What is really exciting is the emergence of a new personality on the scene one who understands the Constitution of...
  • Tea Party Activists Target GOP Senator in Utah

    02/15/2010 12:21:20 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 729+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2010 | Jake Gibson
    The Tea Party Movement, which has fueled the downward spiral of Gov. Charlie Crist's Senate campaign in Florida, is now targeting Republican Sen. Bob Bennett in Utah. Bennett, who is seeking a fourth term this year, is facing a long list of potential primary challengers, including businesswoman Cherilyn Eagar, millionaire entrepreneur Tim Bridgewater, businessman James Williams and Mike Lee, a former assistant U.S. attorney. But Tea Party activists are seeking to torpedo Bennett's re-election campaign because he supported the $700 billion financial bailout plan and has "missed a lot of the basic blocking and tackling," a political operative with close...
  • President to Hit Campaign Trail for Sens. Reid and Bennet

    02/13/2010 9:44:50 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 51 replies · 941+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-12-10 | Jonathan Weisman
    President Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail next week, proving that at least two endangered Democratic senators believe he has some political pull.
  • Gingrich endorses Bennett re-election bid (Utah Goober #2)

    02/04/2010 6:31:42 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 2 replies · 293+ views
    SL Tribune ^ | 2/4/2010 | Robert Gehrke
    Politics » Former House speaker says stopping Obama is the important thing. Gearing up for his fourth -- and what could prove to be his most difficult -- campaign, Sen. Bob Bennett drew the endorsement of the architect of the Republicans' last takeover of Congress: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "The best thing Utah can do to stop [President Barack] Obama and get conservatism back on the march is re-elect Bob Bennett," said Gingrich, who led the 1994 GOP election surge. If Republicans fail to oppose the Obama administration, Gingrich said, "we're going to become a secular, socialist system run...
  • Club for Growth gunning for Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) in primary fight

    01/09/2010 12:16:20 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 9 replies · 493+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 9, 2010 | Bill Dupray
    CFG is putting their money where their mouths are. Bennett's is a safe GOP seat. Regardless of who wins the fight on the right, the Dem won't have a chance. Overall, Bennett is a reasonably conservative (it is Utah after all), but CFG has turned its guns on him for him for proposing a health plan with an individual mandate, supporting Bush's amnesty for illegals in 2007, and voting for the TARP bailout. Of course the NRSC is pledging to back Bennett. And suddenly we have a Rubio-Crist-goes-to-Utah event on our hands.
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • An Examination of the Wyden-Bennett Health Reform Plan

    09/25/2009 5:46:54 PM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 4 replies · 464+ views
    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ^ | September 24, 2008 | Edwin Park
    The Wyden-Bennett plan seeks to achieve universal coverage by creating a new private insurance system for the United States. It would establish state-based purchasing pools, with nearly all Americans (except those in Medicare and the military) required to enroll in a private insurance plan made available through their state’s pool. Employer-based coverage would likely be reduced substantially over time (few, if any, small employers likely would continue to offer coverage although a number of large employers probably would do so, at least initially), and Medicaid and SCHIP would be converted into supplemental insurance programs that “wrap around” the private insurance...
  • Utah Sen. Bennett makes a leap, defends his LDS faith in new book

    09/20/2009 7:47:05 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 60 replies · 1,460+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sept. 17, 2009 | Kristen Moulton
    Bob Bennett has a challenge for those who reject The Book of Mormon as a fanciful work of fiction...In a new book, Leap of Faith: Confronting the Origins of The Book of Mormon, the lifelong Mormon and grandson of a church prophet, argues that the foundational book of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cannot be dismissed so easily. SNIP ...Terryl Givens, a Mormon and a professor of literature and religion at the University of Richmond, notes that The Book of Mormon has not undergone much if any scrutiny by scholars outside the faith. "The story of its...
  • It Is Time To Go To DEFCON 1. Bob Bennett Is About to Screw America.

    09/16/2009 2:37:38 PM PDT · by khnyny · 54 replies · 3,449+ views ^ | September 16, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    Meet Bob Bennett. He is a Republican United States Senator. He is up for re-election next year. Bob Bennett is about to screw America. Bob Bennett is a fiscally irresponsible Senator who prides himself on being a Senator’s Senator. He was the only Republican who stood up and clapped when Barack Obama attacked Sarah Palin in his Joint Session of Congress speech last week. And Bob Bennett wants to cut a deal on healthcare. Why? Because that’s what Senators do. The compromise. And if you are a Republican Senator, you capitulate. Bob Bennett is working with Ron Wyden on Oregon...
  • BREAKING: Senate votes FOR Cloture on Cass Sunstein (63 votes, he will be confirmed)

    09/09/2009 2:39:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 253 replies · 8,719+ views
    CSPAN2 ^ | 09-09-09 | CSPAN2
    That means at least 4 filthy Republicans supported it. Disgrace!
  • Bennett says take a 'leap of faith'

    09/04/2009 3:44:02 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 42 replies · 1,739+ views
    The Mormon Times ^ | Sept. 4, 2009 | Molly Farmer
    The biggest problem with the Book of Mormon is that it exists, says Sen. Bob Bennett...The Republican senator from Utah is the author of "Leap of Faith," which was recently released by Deseret Book...Bennett didn't like the way the Book of Mormon was represented in media coverage leading up to the 2002 Winter Olympics... "The tenor of the articles that kind of started me on this was that no one of any intelligence could believe the incredibly outlandish story about angels and gold plates, that any person with the slightest bit of education would reject this out of hand," he...
  • Bennet still looking vulnerable

    08/18/2009 11:02:53 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 5 replies · 567+ views
    ppp ^ | August 18, 2009 | pp polling
    More than halfway through his first year in the Senate Michael Bennet continues to sport weak approval numbers, Public Policy Polling’s newest Colorado survey finds. Bennet has a 31% approval rating, with 38% of voters in the state disapproving of his job performance. That’s virtually unchanged from a 34/41 breakdown when PPP last polled Colorado in April. 57% of Democrats, 29% of independents, and 9% of Republicans like the job he’s doing. Voters aren’t too fond of his potential Republican opponents for reelection either though. 40% have an unfavorable opinion of former Congressman Bob Beauprez to just 30% favorable. For...
  • President Obama: Embrace Wyden/Bennett

    07/23/2009 12:04:55 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 208+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 07/23/2009 | Mike Volpe
    I believe that Bill O'Reilly did sum up the president's health care plan the best. He simply couldn't understand how any of it will work. That's because the president is either misguided or disingenuous. He makes outlandish claims about how everyone will be covered, costs will go down, services will stay robust, and no one will lose the health care coverage they currently have. At the same time, while this plan means a massive expansion of government control, he actually claimed that government won't get in between the doctor and patient. You can see why O'Reilly was so confused.
  • A battle from the right is brewing for Bennett [supported TARP, is backed by Romney]

    05/20/2009 9:09:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1,398+ views
    Tax protesters target him for backing $350B bailout for banks. BY ROBERT GEHRKE In his third term in the Senate, Bob Bennett finds himself in unfamiliar and unfriendly waters, roiled by public frustration with Washington and with at least two sharks circling, believing the Republican senator might be vulnerable. Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is expected to announce his Senate bid today and Tim Bridgewater abandoned his bid for state party chairman last week, saying he heard all over the state that delegates wanted a more conservative choice for senator. Bennett was a prime target of tax protesters at "Tea Party"...
  • Sen. Bennett launches ads featuring Romney [Romneybot vs. McCainiac] [popcorn alert]

    05/18/2009 7:50:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 601+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-05-18 | Aaron Blake
    Facing the prospect of a primary challenge that is expected to launch this week, Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) is up with an early ad featuring former presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R). The ad features clips of Romney praising Bennett as a “conservative giant” and states flatly that Romney supports Bennett. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff (R) is scheduled to make an announcement Wednesday, and some errant Twitter messages from last week make it clear that he will enter the primary against Bennett. Bennett’s ads are a gambit to discourage Shurtleff from taking the plunge. . . . . . Bennett...
  • I don't think Palin is the future of the GOP, Republican says (Bill Bennett)

    05/10/2009 11:58:39 AM PDT · by Bratch · 295 replies · 6,499+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | May 10, 2009 | CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Prominent Republican Bill Bennett took issue Sunday with what he called the “media’s focus” on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Asked about the Republican Party’s increasingly public struggle to define itself and identify new leaders after eight years of the George W. Bush administration, Bennett said the press should be less myopic in its coverage of the GOP. “One of the things the media could do – some of the media – is to move the debate off Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh,” Bennett, a CNN Contributor, said on State of the Union. “This is probably not the...
  • Tony Bennett: Americans Should Support Anything Obama Wants

    05/01/2009 9:42:13 AM PDT · by pissant · 116 replies · 2,839+ views
    CNS ^ | 5/1/09 | Nick Ballasy
    Grammy-award winning musician Tony Bennett told he “loves everything” Barack Obama has done in his first 100 days as president and thinks every American should “give him all-out support for anything he wants to do.” Bennett further said that Americans should imitate the other countries of the world that support Obama. “I really hope that every citizen of the United States would imitate the rest of the world because they’re all for Obama,” said Bennett. “Every other country adores what happened – in our great country – to have him as president.” Bennett’s comments were made at the National...
  • Police: Members of Street Gang Suspected in Lansdowne (VA) Attack

    04/27/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 28 replies · 1,892+ views
    LANSDOWNE, Va. - Prosecutors say it seems gang members are beginning to attack innocent people after the arrests of four people in the brutal beating of a Lansdowne woman and the murder of her husband in March. Rushing from the Loudoun County courthouse too upset to speak, the family of accused killer Darwin Bowman went to hire him an attorney. Bowman could face the death penalty for the murder of William Bennett and the attack on his wife Cynthia. In court via closed circuit feed from jail, Bowman wore an orange jumpsuit and a grim expression. He and three other...
  • Romney endorsing Bennett's re-election bid [supported bank bailouts]

    04/07/2009 11:48:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 344 replies · 2,725+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2009-04-07 | Robert Gehrke
    The former Massachusetts governor is in town today for a $1,000-per person luncheon fundraiser for Bennett's re-election campaign. Romney could prove to be a powerful ally for Bennett in Utah. The former Massachusetts governor's presidential bid excited Utah Republicans unlike any before. He trounced the competition, receiving 90 percent of the GOP primary vote, and raised $5.5 million from Utah donors -- nearly six times as much as they gave to Sen. John McCain, the party's nominee. Romney was tapped to step in and salvage the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah after a bribery scandal threatened the games. He had...
  • Neighborhood Shaken by Bizarre Murder Mystery

    03/23/2009 1:59:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,927+ views
    NBC Washington ^ | Mon, Mar 23, 2009
    Early Sunday morning, deputies found a man's body in a grassy area next to Riverside Parkway in Lansdowne. A woman was found in critical condition nearby. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office got a call at around 5 a.m. A witness had spotted a white van and people outside of it screaming and reported a suspicious vehicle. When deputies arrived, they found the body of the man. He had suffered severe head trauma. The woman wasn't discovered until the sun started to rise. She was in a grassy area across the street, over a fence. "We found the blood on the...
  • Bill Bennett Condemns CNN for Hitpiece Reporting on Sarah Palin's Daughter - Video 9/1/08

    09/01/2008 8:17:31 PM PDT · by · 31 replies · 331+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | September 1, 2008 | brianinmo
    CNN seems determined to go the way of MSNBC and lose every shred of journalistic integrity and decency when it comes to political reporting. Here are two videos, the first being a vile report by CNN's Kira Phillips who was dispatched to Alaska over the weekend to actually investigate the nutroots rumor that Gov. Palin did not actually have her Down Syndrome baby, Trig, but rather concocted an elaborate plot to coverup the fact the baby was her daughter's. CNN actually took the Daily Kos smear seriously and sent a reporter to investigate it. Phillips then talks about finding out...
  • Refco Ex-CEO Gets 16-Year Sentence

    07/08/2008 4:52:04 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 25 replies · 691+ views
    wsj ^ | July 5, 2008 | CHAD BRAY
    NEW YORK -- Phillip R. Bennett, Refco Inc.'s former chief executive officer, was sentenced to 16 years in prison Thursday for his role in a scheme to hide the commodities broker's financial troubles. At a hearing, U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan said white-collar defendants such as Mr. Bennett often "just don't think they'll get caught." "You and others like you play a truly high-stakes poker game," the judge said. The judge didn't impose a fine and said restitution will be discussed at a later date. Mr. Bennett has agreed to forfeit essentially all of his assets. The...
  • A New Call for Jessica's Law in Vermont

    07/06/2008 8:10:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 153+ views
    WCAX News ^ | July 5, 2008 | Andy Potter --
    Brook Bennett's murder has brought back calls for a tougher law against adults who sexually prey on children. More than thirty states -- but not Vermont -- have enacted Jessica's law, setting a 25-year minimum prison sentence for convicted child sex offenders. "When a person is sexually assaulted, a minor is sexually assaulted, it's my opinion that they should go to jail for 25 years," Dubie told Channel 3. "That's very simple and that's what Jessica's Law calls for. I'm also asking that we reconsider what the governor proposed last legislative session, and that's civil confinement." House Judiciary committee chairman...
  • Bill Bennett, Mit Romney, Leadership and Getting Rid of Political Consultants

    03/12/2008 7:35:44 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 27 replies · 774+ views
    12 March 2008 | Vanity
    Bill Bennett had Mitt Romney on his morning show. This proved instructive. Before beginning, I note that Bill opined on the Ferraro matter. Rather than accepting the self-evidence of her statement (Obama would not be where he is without being black), Bill suggested that she was indeed racist. His reasoning was convoluted and a caller pointed this out to his detriment. I mention this to because it was troubling considering how well I think of Mr. Bennett. But he did have Mitt Romney on who excelled at explaining the problems with our economy and the body politic. Among other things...
  • NY TIMES On McCain: It’s What They Leave Out ( Some Details not included by the Times)

    02/21/2008 3:27:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 101+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Feb 21, 2008 7:35 am | Curt
    Not very shocking that the Times would leave something like this out of their McCain story: Robert Bennett, a Washington attorney representing McCain, told NBC’s “Today” show that McCain’s staff provided the Times with “approximately 12 instances where Senator McCain took positions adverse to this lobbyist’s clients and her public relations firm’s clients,” but none of the examples were included in the paper’s story. Highlight the instances where it benefited the company, but ignore all the times where it went against them….nope, no bias there. [?] Share This
  • Bennett Slams NY Times Hit Job on McCain

    02/20/2008 7:54:41 PM PST · by kellynla · 116 replies · 522+ views ^ | , February 20, 2008 9:34 PM | staff
    The liberal New York Times is wasting no time in smearing John McCain, the Republican Party nominee for President. Late Wednesday, the Times published to its website a story set to hit print editions Thursday, linking McCain to a female lobbyist. The paper suggested the Arizona Senator has been engaged in an illicit relationship. "A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet," the Times reported. "Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff...
  • Conservative Sense & Sensibility: The Right’s choices right now

    02/07/2008 5:31:01 AM PST · by manapua · 62 replies · 258+ views
    National Review ^ | 2/7/2008 | William J. Bennett & Seth Leibsohn
    Today, many in the Republican party and the conservative movement are saying some strange things about the prospect of our very likely nominee, Senator John McCain, and his ascent to the GOP nomination. Many think he will destroy the conservative movement if not the Republican party, and many have even said they simply will not vote for him in a general election if he heads the GOP ticket. Moreover, others have even said they would consider voting for Senator Hillary Clinton or that there is simply no difference between Senators Clinton and Barack Obama on the one hand, and Senator...
  • McCain Facts and Fiction....

    02/07/2008 8:03:11 AM PST · by OnRiver · 132 replies · 3,834+ views
    NRO ^ | 2/7/2008 | William Bennett
    Conservative Sense & Sensibility The Right’s choices right now. Today, many in the Republican party and the conservative movement are saying some strange things about the prospect of our very likely nominee, Senator John McCain, and his ascent to the GOP nomination. Many think he will destroy the conservative movement if not the Republican party, and many have even said they simply will not vote for him in a general election if he heads the GOP ticket. Moreover, others have even said they would consider voting for Senator Hillary Clinton or that there is simply no difference between Senators Clinton...
  • Caption this Photo: Tony Bennett and Bill Clinton

    12/13/2007 11:52:08 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies · 124+ views
    AP Photo/Rich Schultz ^ | December 12, 2007
    Tony Bennett, left, is embraced by former President Bill Clinton during a fundraiser for Clinton's wife Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, N.J. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007.
  • Bob Bennett: Most Senators think Mitt will win

    06/26/2007 8:20:58 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 83 replies · 1,367+ views ^ | 06/26/07 | Jason Bonham
    I had a chance to interview Bob Bennett today while in Boston. He had some interesting things to say about Romney and those Senators who "support" him:Click for video.
  • Activists protest at senators' offices They demand that Hatch and Bennett vote against S.1348

    06/01/2007 1:06:13 AM PDT · by Baladas · 30 replies · 1,120+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/01/2007 | Jennifer W. Sanchez
    When they were stopped from going to the Salt Lake City offices of Utah's two U.S. senators Thursday, about 60 anti-illegal-immigration activists started singing "God Bless America." The group, mostly white men and women of retirement age, showed up at the Federal Building to demand that Republican Sens. Bob Bennett and Orrin Hatch vote against S.1348, the recent immigration reform proposal. Most of the group consider the proposal amnesty because it would provide a path to legal status for the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants nationwide through a guest worker program, where they would have to pay a $5,000 fine...
  • Steve Malzberg's Traveling Dance Thread is LIVE

    04/24/2007 9:06:31 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 2 replies · 375+ views
    990 WNTP AM Philadelphia, an SRN affiliate ^ | April 25, 2007 Wednesday | Steve Malzberg
    Steve Malzberg, one of America's favorite radio hosts today on SRN for Bill Bennett's Morning in America. Steve will be in today for Bill for Bill's first 2 hours, while Bill talks about his wonderful new book on The Today Show, "America, The Last Best Hope" Vol. II. Join Steve and his freeper fans at the link below. Steve will be live from approx. 6 AM to 8 AM EST. Listen to Steve now on 990 AM Philadelphia Radio at: Join Steve and his fans champing at the bit to enjoy the breakfast buffett and cocktails while we bash...
  • Kant Not Cant ( Bill Bennett Can Teach Imus How to handle a morning show )

    04/12/2007 11:32:14 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 4 replies · 887+ views
    National Review ^ | 04/12/2007 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Kant, Not Cant Actually, morning talker Bill Bennett has a much better taste in philosophers than that, but you’ve got the idea. It’s a curious thing, the angst over Don Imus. What’s most interesting is not what he said, but how people are reacting to his possible impending demise. If Don Imus goes, we are worrying — at least, the Washington Post is, but it’s not alone—will there be “No One to Talk To?” What the Post piece actually described is what a humiliating experience it is for a luminary to lower himself to go on Imus’s radio show—to sell...
  • What's Wrong with Bill Bennett's Website?

    04/08/2007 8:04:37 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 14 replies · 1,219+ views
    PackerBoy | 4-8-07 | PackerBoy
    Does anyone know why Bill Bennett's website ( has been down all weekend?