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  • Bush to attend 10th anniversary of Sept 11 in NYC

    07/30/2011 2:23:04 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 43 replies
    AP ^ | July 30, 2011 | Colleen Long
    NEW YORK — The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event ... President Barack Obama and Bloomberg will be joined by the leaders in charge during the 2001 attacks, including former President George W. Bush, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will also be there, he said.
  • Kerik Begins 4-Year Prison Sentence (Watched 'Rocky' With Daughters; Friends-for-Life w/ Giuliani)

    05/17/2010 12:51:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,122+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Mon, May 17, 2010 | JIM FITZGERALD
    Watched "Rocky Balboa" with his daughters before heading outFormer NYPD top cop Bernard Kerik has reported to a prison in Maryland to begin a four-year sentence. Kerik pleaded guilty in November to tax fraud, lying to the White House and other criminal charges. Bureau of Prison spokeswoman Felicia Ponce said Kerik surrendered at about 1:45 p.m. Monday at the Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md. In a statement dated Sunday on his website, the former 9/11 hero said he could not remain silent "in the face of what I believe has been a grave injustice." He said he pleaded guilty...
  • Kerik Is Sentenced in Corruption Case (Four years)

    02/18/2010 2:18:54 PM PST · by kcvl · 20 replies · 704+ views
    Bernard B. Kerik, a former New York police commissioner who rose to national prominence, was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to eight felony charges, including tax fraud and lying to White House officials. Under the terms of a plea agreement reached in November on the eve of his trial, the prosecution and the defense recommended that Judge Stephen C. Robinson sentence Mr. Kerik to 27 to 33 months in prison. But the judge departed from the sentencing recommendations, giving Mr. Kerik a longer sentence. “I think it’s fair to say that with great power...
  • Prisoner # 210-717, Kerik is one tough jailbird

    10/22/2009 6:05:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 7 replies · 1,146+ views
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 22, 2009 | KATI CORNELL, et al
    Big, bad Bernard Kerik wants to bunk with the regular Joes -- even if they're accused killers, rapists and muggers. The disgraced former city police commissioner yesterday refused to ask to be separated from the general population as he spent his first full day in the Westchester County jail. He's been accused of trying to taint the jury pool in his upcoming federal corruption case. So jail officials made the decision for him -- and hauled him anyway into a segregated wing reserved for cops, judges and other at-risk inmates. Kerik once was also head of the city's jails, and...
  • Giuliani foes in GOP panicky

    12/01/2007 5:01:26 PM PST · by Jay777 · 254 replies · 251+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 Dec 07 | By Stephen Dinan and By Ralph Z. Hallow
    Rudy Panic set in for many Republicans this week, with conservative leaders both nationally and in Iowa concluding they need to settle on a single champion to prevent Rudolph W. Giuliani from winning the GOP presidential nomination. They fear that victory by the socially liberal former New York mayor could permanently shatter the largely successful coalition of social, religious, economic and national defense conservatives that, more often than not, has worked electoral magic for Republican candidates at all levels. "The main driving force behind all of that is a belief that Rudy Giuliani is positioned to win the nomination and...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Fred Thompson is the one, true conservative

    11/30/2007 10:48:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,061+ views
    Brain Droppings ^ | November 30, 2007 | Bill C.
    Among the top tier Republican candidates, Rush says that only Fred has been a consistent conservative. You have been given your marching orders. Now you know who to vote for. RUSH: …the genuine moderate as opposed to conservative aspects of three of the top-tier, four of the top-tier candidates were on full-fledged display last night. There was one candidate who did not display any moderateness or liberalism or have any of his past forays into those areas displayed, and that candidate was Fred Thompson. … …we have a campaign now where most of the candidates are not genuine conservatives. They...
  • Giuliani and Schumer: an odd couple connection

    11/19/2007 4:22:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 345+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 19, 2007 | Tom Brune
    In 1973, a 29-year-old federal prosecutor named Rudy Giuliani indicted a Brooklyn congressman, unknowingly creating a political opening for an ambitious 23-year-old named Chuck Schumer. It is the first and least known link between two powerful New York politicians whose paths have crossed and careers intersected in often surprising ways over the past four decades. But it certainly wasn't the last. Just two weeks ago, Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) found himself defying his own party to confirm U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, a retired Manhattan judge and close friend of the former mayor. Schumer and Giuliani may seem an odd pairing,...
  • Ex-Giuliani aide Kerik indicted in New York

    11/17/2007 1:48:42 PM PST · by rwbusa50 · 16 replies · 89+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 17, 2007 | Daniel Trotta
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York police commissioner and Rudy Giuliani protege Bernard Kerik was indicted on federal tax fraud and corruption charges related to his personal finance and business dealings, the U.S. attorney said on Friday. The 14-count indictment, which could pose an embarrassment to front-runner Giuliani as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, stem in part from Kerik's receiving $255,000 worth of renovations to his apartment from a construction firm suspected of ties organized crime that was attempting to win city contracts. Kerik pleaded guilty last year to state charges over the home remodeling, but the...
  • Rudy would appoint federal judges who adhere to Conservative Principles

    11/16/2007 8:48:43 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 109 replies · 299+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2007 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rudy Giuliani assured a conservative legal group Friday that if elected president he would appoint federal judges who adhere to their principles. He also praised a judge who declared the capital city's gun ban unconstitutional and ridiculed efforts to eliminate the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. In a speech marking the 25th anniversary of the Federalist Society, Giuliani spelled out a conservative legal agenda in which he cited Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts as models for the judges he would appoint to the federal...
  • Breaking: Ex-Publisher Says News Corp. Official Wanted Her to Lie to Protect Giuliani

    11/13/2007 4:40:30 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 39 replies · 136+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/13/2007 | Ross Buettner
    Judith Regan, the book publisher who was fired by the News Corporation last year, asserts in a lawsuit filed today that a senior executive at the media conglomerate encouraged her to mislead federal investigators about her relationship with Bernard B. Kerik during his bid to become homeland security secretary in late 2004. The lawsuit asserts that the News Corporation executive wanted to protect the presidential aspirations of former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Kerik’s mentor, who had appointed him New York City police commissioner and had recommended him for the federal post.
  • Kerik Indictment Leaves Questions Unanswered ("Hundreds of thousands" of $$$ missing.)

    11/12/2007 2:57:48 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 10 replies · 169+ views
    Newsday ^ | 11/12/2007 | Dan Janison
    Bernard Kerik's indictment on federal corruption charges last week left unanswered a nagging question from longtime Kerik-watchers: What, exactly, became of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a city-created foundation, of which Kerik - Rudy Giuliani's friend, protege and appointee - was listed as president in the days when he ran the city jails? The answer could be explosive. Or it could be innocuous. The point is that we still do not know. In 2004, a former deputy commissioner, Fred Patrick, was sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding the foundation of more than $137,000 - purportedly for...
  • Giuliani's Hold on Lead Spot Is Eroding (Kerik, Reputed Mob Ties Hurting Him, Just As Predicted)

    11/12/2007 2:45:44 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 141 replies · 193+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 11/12/2007 | Russell Berman
    WASHINGTON — Mayor Giuliani's hold on the front-runner's perch in the Republican presidential nomination is eroding, with two new polls showing that Mitt Romney is opening up a widening lead in New Hampshire, site of the first primary. While Mr. Giuliani has maintained his lead in national polls and in several state surveys, the former Massachusetts governor is now comfortably ahead in both Iowa and New Hampshire, two hotly contested early-voting states that have traditionally played a crucial role in determining the Republican nominee. Mr. Romney opened up a 12-point lead over Mr. Giuliani in New Hampshire, 32% to 20%,...
  • Collins's Odd Obsession

    11/10/2007 11:12:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 81+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Just two days ago, Gail Collins christened her column about the Pat Robertson endorsement "Pat Loves Rudy." As I observed then, "a conservative columnist writing the equivalent might well be condemned for making an unsubtle appeal to homophobia. But Collins will surely get a pass in PC quarters, since it's a well-established fact that liberals are incapable of prejudice." Then comes today's Collins column, and I'll be darned if she hasn't done it again. The NY Times columnist has entitled her piece about the Kerik indictment and related matters "Rudy and Bernie: B.F.F.’s" ["Best Friends Forever," for those no longer...
  • The Kerik Indictment, Guiliani And The GOP (Conservative Base: No To Cronyism And Open Borders)

    11/08/2007 6:02:20 PM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 239+ views
    Michelle ^ | 11/08/2007 | Michelle Malkin
    We are all fallen, imperfect beings. The news of the federal indictment of Bernie Kerik is a sad moment, a cautionary tale, and an object lesson. Sad, because Kerik rose from the child of a prostitute to “America’s cop”–and this nation loves such tales of success. Cautionary, because it speaks to the fallibility of anointed heroes and the temptations of power. An object lesson, because it highlights the flaws and vulnerabilities of GOP front-runner Rudy Giuliani’s on the issues of corruption and immigration enforcement. Here’s what I wrote back in December 2004 when Kerik was forced to withdraw from consideration...
  • Giuliani Worried About Bernard Kerik

    10/22/2007 4:21:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 152+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/22/07 | NewsMax
    Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign is increasingly concerned that the controversy swirling around former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernard Kerik could negatively impact his White House aspirations. Kerik pleaded guilty in 2006 to state conflict-of-interest charges for accepting $165,000 in gifts from an allegedly mob-linked construction firm. He currently faces a possible indictment from the U.S. attorney’s office for tax crimes and other offenses stemming from renovations to his Bronx apartment from the firm Interstate Industrial Corp., while he was corrections commissioner under then New York City Mayor Giuliani. Giuliani’s law partner Marc Mukasey has now been told to monitor...
  • He can dodge on abortion, but may get Bern'd on Kerik

    05/09/2007 4:30:57 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 47 replies · 706+ views
    Daily News ^ | May 9, 2007 | Mike Lupica
    This is not the way it was supposed to be for Rudy Giuliani, who was supposed to turn a presidential campaign into just another one of his big-ticket speaking engagements, his Republican audience hanging on every word like he was standing there at Ground Zero all over again. He was going to win the nomination with one answer, no matter what the question was, whether it was about abortion or Iraq or the price of gasoline: "September 11." It does not turn out to be that simple, even when Giuliani reluctantly strays from his theme of having saved New York...
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/21/2007 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18,464 replies · 540,699+ views
    vanity | April 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping, and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government as envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They...
  • Past associations could return to haunt Giuliani

    03/25/2007 11:33:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 529+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 03.25.2007 | NA
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Plenty of people — politicians included — have skeletons in their closets. In the case of presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, that closet is a walk-in. The former Republican mayor of New York City won widespread praise for his handling of the Sept. 11 attacks, and it is largely that collective memory that accounts for his current popularity in polls and makes him the early front-runner for his party's nomination. Yet as most New Yorkers could tell you, there are plenty of episodes in Giuliani's past that could come back to haunt him — scenes that...
  • Rangel: I support Giuliani-Kerik ticket in 2008

    03/22/2007 8:53:07 AM PDT · by pissant · 41 replies · 1,075+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/18/06 | staff
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Never say New Yorkers don't have sense of humor -- especially when they can stick it to the other side. A powerful New York Democrat, a mischievous gleam in his eye, is offering an early endorsement in the 2008 presidential race, where the field includes many hometown hopefuls like former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Gov. George Pataki and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. "I'm supporting Giuliani for the Republican," Rep. Charles Rangel said Monday, pausing briefly before delivering the punchline. "Kerik, as well," he added, referring to Giuliani's disgraced former police commissioner Bernard Kerik. Kerik pleaded guilty earlier...
  • KERIK KO'D A TWO-YEAR PRISON DEAL (Giuliani's buddy allegedly gave false info to WH)

    03/14/2007 3:40:25 AM PDT · by Liz · 68 replies · 1,911+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 14, 2007 | LARRY CELONA
    Scandal-scarred former top cop Bernard Kerik turned down a deal with federal prosecutors that offered him less than two years in jail in return for a guilty plea to tax fraud Kerik - NYPD commissioner under Rudy Giuliani, who recommended him for Homeland Security secretary in 2004 - rejected the deal..... The case involves gifts Kerik received while in office, his Homeland Security application, a mortgage application and tax returns. Kerik pleaded guilty last year to misdemeanor charges of taking money from contractors with alleged mob ties when he was the city's corrections chief. His nomination by President Bush to...