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  • Rand Paul's 3-Day Iowa Trip Sends Democrats on the Attack

    08/09/2014 12:08:50 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8 August 2014 | Cathy Burke
    While Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests the Republican waters for a possible White House run, Democrats are attacking, even this early in the nominating process, The Daily Beast reports. During the junior senator's recent three-day trip to Iowa, where the first presidential caucuses will be held in 17 months, the Democratic National Committee sent out 10 press releases about Paul's activities and speeches, the news site reports. A senior aide for Paul views the press releases in a positive light for the senator. "What it can tell you as a political observer is that they recognize what we're trying to...
  • McDaniel Returns Neo-Confederate Cash

    06/19/2014 2:17:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    The campaign of Mississippi Senate hopeful Chris McDaniel has returned a donation from a controversial neo-Confederate supporter. A McDaniel spokesman declined to elaborate, but told Fox News First that the campaign gave back the $800 contribution from Carl Ford “as soon as we learned about it.” The campaign of embattled Republican incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran has attacked McDaniel for the donation from Ford, a Mississippi secessionist who was part of the defense team representing a Klansman convicted in 1998 of murdering a 1960s civil rights leader during the fight to desegregate the state.
  • New York mayor wants Obama’s library in his city

    06/05/2014 6:10:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2014 4:28 PM EDT
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) wants his city to be the home of President Barack Obama’s future library. Obama hasn’t decided which city will house his presidential library. Many observers believe the favorite to be Chicago, his hometown. …
  • China seeks out Russia over North Korea strategy

    12/16/2013 6:13:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2013-12-16
    China seeks out Russia over North Korea strategy Staff Reporter 2013-12-16 15:13 (GMT+8) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (Photo/CFP) In an unusual move, China has sought out Russia to discuss a way forward regarding North Korea following the execution of pro-reform leader Jang Sung-taek, reports Duowei News, an outlet run by overseas Chinese. Jang, 67, the uncle-in-law of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un, was executed last week for allegedly staging a coup. He was described as "despicable human scum" by North Korea's state media and accused of treason, corruption, womanizing, gambling and taking drugs. Jang was not afforded a...
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • Hillary Clinton Leads Democratic pack for 2016, Would Beat Chris Christie Head-to-Head (47-41%)

    07/24/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 13:52 EST, 24 July 2013 | By David Martosko In Washington
    The next presidential election is more than three years away, but early polling shows Hillary Rodham Clinton leading the Democratic pack by a landslide margin, with a whopping 63 per cent of Democrats telling pollsters that they would vote for the former first lady and Secretary of State. Vice President Joe Biden came in second with 13 per cent support - barely one-fifth of Clinton's showing. The GOP field is anyone's game, however, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie only garnering 15 per cent support among Republicans to narrowly lead the pack. He's followed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Florida...
  • Rand Paul’s Paleo Problem

    07/17/2013 7:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Rand Paul is the most interesting contender for the Republican nomination. And when I say interesting, I mean that in the broadest sense. A case in point: Last week, the Kentucky senator hit some turbulence when the Washington Free Beacon reported that Jack Hunter, Paul’s aide and the co-author of his book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington, was once the Southern Avenger. Who’s that? Starting in the 1990s, as a radio shock-jock, Hunter would wear a wrestling mask made from a Confederate flag, while making jokes about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and having the South re-secede. “Although Lincoln’s...
  • Democrats call on McConnell to condemn Paul for employing 'Southern Avenger'

    07/10/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 7/10/2013 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon called on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday to condemn U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's hiring of a staffer with a history of making controversial comments about race. Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online publication, reported Tuesday that Paul staffer Jack Hunter is a former talk-radio host who called himself the "Southern Avenger" and is a former member of the League of the South, a group that advocates Southern secession. "Senator McConnell likes Republicans to call him leader, and he has made himself heard on every issue he deems of consequence, real...
  • Rand Paul Defends ‘Embarrassed’ Aide With Neo-Confederate Past

    07/20/2013 3:15:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | July 11 2013 | Arlette Saenz
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended a Senate aide who once espoused pro-secession and neo-Confederate views, calling him “incredibly talented” during an interview with the Huffington Post. The Washington Free Beacon Tuesday reported that Jack Hunter, who serves as social media director for Paul, once worked as a radio shock jock for two different stations in Charleston, S.C., advocating for secession and the Confederacy. Hunter, who helped write Paul’s book “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” called himself the “Southern Avenger” and wore a Confederate flag mask at public appearances. “People are calling him a white supremacist,” Paul said in an...
  • Humans could evolve to grow beaks: Scientist

    07/06/2013 7:08:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    indiatimes.com ^ | Jul 5, 2013, 03.13 PM IST
    Scientists have been examining the jaws of the pufferfish, which has evolved over millions of years to form a beak. Pufferfish use these to break open the shells of molluscs and crabs. Beaks are more "robust and practical", according to Dr Gareth Fraser, lead researcher. Another theory states that, in the future, human beings will develop the ability to endlessly replace their teeth, to have an unlimited supply, not unlike sharks.
  • Ron Paul: Bradley Manning Promotes Peace More Than Obama

    04/12/2013 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    USNews.com ^ | April 12, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of providing an enormous stash of classified government documents to WikiLeaks for publication, deserves a Nobel Peace Prize more than President Barack Obama, according to former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. “While President Obama was starting and expanding unconstitutional wars overseas, Bradley Manning, whose actions have caused exactly zero deaths, was shining light on the truth behind these wars,” the former Republican presidential contender told U.S. News. “It’s clear which individual has done more to promote peace.” Manning was nominated for the award in 2011, 2012 and again earlier this year. Obama won the...
  • Files show how LA church leaders controlled damage

    01/21/2013 5:16:47 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The State ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | GILLIAN FLACCUS - Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.
  • Obama Scores Dictator Trifecta

    10/02/2012 1:41:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 2, 2012
    Should Americans be concerned that three of the world’s top dictatorships—also renowned for violating human rights—are endorsing President Obama? The White House probably won’t issue any press releases, but here are the details. The latest to publicly announce his support for the commander-in-chief’s reelection bid was Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, who this week assured he’d vote for Obama if he were from the United States. The America-bashing strongman made the announcement on state-owned television, saying “Obama is a good guy” and that if Obama was from Caracas, he’d surely return the favor by voting for Chavez. The Venezuelan dictator, who has...
  • Breitbart's Loesch Confronts Protester Who Disrupted Romney Speech (VIDEO)

    08/30/2012 9:49:14 PM PDT · by GVnana · 39 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/30/2012
    Video at link.
  • Code Pink Protesters Just Interrupted Mitt Romney's Convention Speech

    08/30/2012 8:43:10 PM PDT · by libh8er · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8.30.2012 | Grace Wyler
    TAMPA, FLA. — A group of protesters from the women's rights group Code Pink interrupted Mitt Romney's speech at the Republican National Convention tonight. That the protesters were able to obtain credentials to the convention — let alone one that enabled them to get so close to the stage — and that they were able to sneak in huge pink signs is actually a pretty incredible feat given the level of security at the Republican convention.
  • Paul Backers Aided Disruption of Ryan’s Speech (Code Pink - Ron Paul alliance)

    08/30/2012 11:37:36 AM PDT · by kristinn · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Thursday, August 30, 2012 | Sarah Wheaton
    The women’s antiwar group CodePink was behind the disruption of Representative Paul D. Ryan’s speech on Wednesday night, but it was in part a product of the Romney campaign’s continuing dispute with Ron Paul supporters. “An angry Ron Paul person was like, here, take my pass,” said Laura Mills, the 21-year-old CodePink intern who was escorted out of the Tampa Bay Times Forum after interrupting Mr. Paul’s speech. Ms. Mills and a more seasoned activist, Ann Wright, were just waiting for Mr. Ryan to say something about health care. When he did, they yelled, “Health care, not warfare” and “My...
  • Hugo Chavez on Obama: He's the Good Guy

    07/23/2012 8:20:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Mitt Romney is the extremist and Barack Obama is a good guy according to Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez.  “I believe the person to best explain the loser’s agenda isn’t Barack Obama but rather Romney, because it’s the extreme right-wing agenda that borders on the fascism of the United States,” Chavez told tens of thousands of supporters in the western city of Maracaibo. “In the end, it’s the same project,” Chavez said, referring to Obama as “a good guy.” Yes you read that right, Hugo Chavez is lecturing us about the dangers of fascism in the United States. These comments come...
  • ‘Here in Israel’: In Jerusalem, Clinton Breaches U.S. Policy

    07/17/2012 1:50:04 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/17/2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Contradicting a longstanding U.S. policy that irks many conservatives, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday identified Jerusalem’s location at least three times as being in Israel. The apparent slip-ups came during Clinton’s first visit to the Israeli capital in two years, on the final day of a nine-country, 12-day trip. Meeting with U.S. diplomatic staff and families at the U.S. consulate-general in Jerusalem, she said she was glad to see Consul General Daniel Rubinstein and his wife Julie, adding, “I got to work with Dan when he was in the White House, and it’s wonderful to see...
  • Obama invites Hollande to White House

    05/07/2012 5:26:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/7/2012 | By Tangi Quemener
    President Barack Obama congratulated French president-elect Francois Hollande for his victory Sunday, but warned of "challenges" ahead, a clear reference to Afghanistan and eurozone debt crisis. The US president was among the first world leaders to welcome Hollande's election as France's first Socialist president in nearly two decades, a result sure to have major implications for Europe as it struggles to emerge from a financial crisis. Obama invited Hollande for bilateral talks at the White House later this month ahead of a G8 leaders meeting he will host at his Camp David retreat in Maryland between May 18-19, and a...
  • Medvedev: Working with comrade Obama has been the ‘best three years’ for U.S.-Russian relations..

    04/01/2012 5:14:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Medvedev: Working with comrade Obama has been the ‘best three years’ for U.S.-Russian relations in a long time posted at 7:45 pm on April 1, 2012 by Morgen Richmond Throughout the 2008 campaign Barack Obama promised that if elected he would ‘restore our standing’ in the world. I’m not sure all of our allies feel the same way, but as far as Russia is concerned: mission accomplished. My colleague Barack Obama and I have once again had a constructive discussion of the various issues on the international agenda and on bilateral cooperation between the Russian Federation and the United States....
  • The Vetting: Obama's Favorite Congressman Hangs With Commies

    03/12/2012 9:32:06 AM PDT · by mojitojoe · 87 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 3/12/2012 | Breitbart Team
    The Vetting: Obama's Favorite Congressman Hangs With Commies... VIDEO
  • Second suspect arrested in synagogue attacks (Ron Paul Campaigner)

    03/10/2012 7:25:04 AM PST · by mnehring · 19 replies
    With the arrest of a second Lodi resident, the Bergen County Prosecutors Office (BCPO) says that it has resolved all the executed and planned attacks on area synagogues that took place in December and January.Nineteen-year-old Aakash Dalal was arraigned on Monday as co-conspirator in the most dangerous attacks, in which firebombs were thrown into the rabbi’s residence at Congregation Beth El in Rutherford. According to Prosecutor John Molinelli, who announced the arrest at an afternoon press conference on Friday, March 2, Dalal has been friends since middle school with Anthony M. Graziano, who was arrested in January and charged with...
  • Ron Paul website has been offering "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" for 3+ yrs (screenshot at link)

    01/28/2012 9:30:09 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 86 replies
    NY Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | January 28 | Adam Taxin
    The website for "Campaign for Liberty", an organization started by "Republican" anti-Israel Presidential candidate Ron Paul, has, since late 2008, been featuring a page offering the opportunity to purchase the notorious forged anti-Semitic book The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. As word spreads of this, inevitably Paul's campaign will take down the page and claim the situation was a mere innocent mistake with which Paul (who of course hopes to lend his managerial skills to the entire nation) had nothing to do, a la the controversy over his newsletters in the 1990s. This of course despite the fact...
  • Chavez wants good relations with US if Obama elected

    01/27/2012 8:46:19 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 27 | AFP
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he wants to "shake hands" with his US counterpart, Barack Obama, and have "good relations" with Washington if the two leaders are reelected this year. "Here we're going to win the elections on October 7 and Obama is probably going to win. With us winning here... if Obama wins there... hopefully we can shake hands again and talk and have better relations," Chavez told reporters at the presidential palace in Caracas on Friday. The Venezuelan leader made the remarks in response to statements by Obama, who said Thursday in an interview that "there is a...
  • Filmmaker Oliver Stone would vote for Ron Paul over Obama

    01/24/2012 11:18:09 AM PST · by Justaham · 42 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1-24-12 | Jonathan Easley
    Filmmaker Oliver Stone, known for his liberal political views, said he would vote for GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul over President Obama should Paul win the Republican nomination. In an interview with Rock Cellar magazine, Stone was asked if an economic collapse would lead to the fall of the American “empire.” “I think it’s a given,” Stone said. “There’s no way that we can continue this spending spree. In fact, I think in many ways the most interesting candidate — I’d even vote for him if he was running against Obama — is Ron Paul. Because he’s the only one...
  • Ron Paul supporters, OWS protesters join forces to harass Gingrich, Santorum

    01/12/2012 12:07:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Monday, militant Ron Paul supporters joined forces with Occupy Wall Street protesters to harass former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Fox News reported that Gingrich was forced to cancel an appearance at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters when Ron Paul supporters and Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the entrance: About 40 protesters showed up Monday evening carrying placards reading "Ron Paul" and "Occupy." One played speeches by presidential candidate Ron Paul from a loud speaker. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says the former House speaker's private security detail decided to cancel the event because of...
  • Code Pink Endorses Ron Paul

    01/12/2012 6:58:10 AM PST · by detective · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Liveleak ^ | january 9, 2012 | LarryThompson
    The vehemently anti-war group is organizing a slew of events this weekend in opposition to the United States' Israel policy, to coincide with the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Ahead of the protests, a Code Pink activist suggested the group -- at least when it comes to Israel -- is actually on the same page as Paul, a libertarian and one of the first candidates to enter the race for the GOP presidential nomination. "The Ron Paul people are closer and closer to our talking points with each election," Code Pink activist Liz Hourican told FoxNews.com.
  • Occupy (and Ron Paul) Protesters Surround Santorum and Family After Final New Hampshire Pitch

    01/09/2012 8:47:36 PM PST · by kristinn · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, January 9, 2011 | Shushanna Walshe
    Rick Santorum had his final rally tonight before Granite Staters start voting Tuesday morning in the first-in-the-nation primary. Supporters and press mobbed the candidate as he made his way around the packed restaurant and bar here. As he exited his final primary eve event, he was surrounded by a mix of protesters from the Occupy movement and Ron Paul supporters. As he walked out of Jillian’s in downtown Manchester, his staff surrounded him and the protesters tried to form a circle around the former Pennsylvania senator. They chanted, “Bigot, bigot!” and “Shame, shame!” as he made his way to his...
  • Ron Paul’s Base

    01/03/2012 3:30:43 PM PST · by mnehring · 64 replies
    Frum's Forum ^ | David Frum
    Here’s another tragic misunderstanding of Ron Paul’s message of human freedom: Paul has just gained David Duke’s endorsement. This week, the former KKK Grand Wizard telephoned into the radio show hosted by Stormfront founder Don Black to announce his support, and the two men had the following conversation. Ron Paul was a hot topic this week on the talk radio show hosted by prominent white supremacist Don Black and his son Derek. Mr. Black said he received Mr. Paul’s controversial newsletters when they were first published about two decades ago and described how the publications were perceived by members of the white...
  • Ron Paul’s Inaugural Address, Written by His First (and Only) Speechwriter

    12/20/2011 6:56:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 20, 2011 | Gary North
    In June of 1976, I was Ron Paul’s speechwriter. Shortly after I joined his staff as his newsletter writer and economic analyst, I recommended that he do what I had been doing for a year: buy a Code-A-Phone telephone answering machine and make a weekly 3-minute recording for people in his districts to call. He could send the tape to his office in the district, where the machine would be set up at a local phone number. Residents could call it for free. He thought this was a good idea. So began his weekly speeches.I wrote his first talk. He...
  • Gingrich Lays Down Gauntlet to Romney (Video)

    December 21, 2011 Gingrich Lays Down Gauntlet to Romney GOP presidential frontrunner blasts Romney super Pac's negative ads, challenges rival to debate and to take responsibility for former staffers
  • Sandusky's lawyer impregnated teenage (16) girl: report

    11/14/2011 6:59:03 PM PST · by dead · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 14, 2011 | TIM PERONE
    The lawyer for accused pedophile and former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky reportedly impregnated a teenage girl more than a decade ago. Joe Amendola, 63, was the attorney for Mary Iavasile’s emancipation petition from Sept. 3, 1996, which was filed just weeks before her 17th birthday, according to Centre County Courthouse documents obtained by iPad newspaper The Daily. That’s approximately when Iavasile became pregnant with Amendola’s child... Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/sandusky_lawyer_impregnated_teenage_7jKwQMCeBlm9RSdr9zeutK#ixzz1djqoNA3x
  • Racist David Duke Joins The Unions, Maoists, Communists, Socialists, & Anti-Semites at OWS

    10/25/2011 12:28:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Mike Opelka
    The 99% have a another new voice. Former Louisiana Congressman, former Grand Wizard of the KKK, and unabashed anti-Semite David Duke has joined the fight. Mr. Duke dreams of a very different country than most of us desire. Among his twisted desires, he wants segregation brought back to America: “Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include the freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests.”
  • David Duke Endorses #OccupyWallStreet (VIDEO)

    10/25/2011 7:25:48 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 29 replies
    Breitbart (VIDEO) ^ | David Duke
  • American Nazi Party Declares Its Full Support For Occupy Wall Street’s “Courage” And “Dedication”...

    10/15/2011 12:45:45 PM PDT · by Stoat · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | October 15, 2011
    American Nazi Party Declares Its Full Support For Occupy Wall Street’s “Courage” And “Dedication” To “Fighting Judeo-Capitalist Bankers”…… There has certainly been no shortage of vile anti-Semitism at the Occupy Wall Street protests.The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement – WhiteHonor (I’m not linking to it) Many racialists are unsure about, and even against, these Occupy Wall Street protests all around the country.  It has been pointed out to me that many protesters are non-white and/or “communists.” Well my answer to that is: “WHO CARES?!”  They are against the same evil, corrupted, degenerate capitalist elitists that WE are against!  Instead of screaming, “6 million...
  • Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet

    09/21/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies
    Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet By Justin Sink - 09/21/11 12:02 PM ET Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says he would consider putting the liberal congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) in his Cabinet if he wins the presidency in 2012. Paul said his libertarian political philosophy helps him connect with some on the far left — including Kucinich, who shares Paul’s general anti-war stance. Paul joked that if he brought the Ohio congressman aboard in his administration, he might have to create a "Department of Peace." "You've got to give credit to people who think," he...
  • Jeb Bush Endorses...Huntsman? [actually Jeb Bush Jr.]

    08/10/2011 7:48:45 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 10, 2011 | Rick Moran
    This is something of a surprise. Jeb Bush posted an article on the Huntsman for President website endorsing the former Utah governor: In 2008, Florida and the presidency went to Barack Obama because he offered hope. To defeat the President in 2012, we need a candidate who will offer solutions. That man is Jon Huntsman. Today at 11:15 a.m. at Scotty's Landing in Miami, I will join Gov. Huntsman to formally endorse his candidacy, and accept a role as National Chairman of GenH - the campaign's youth and young professionals outreach program. I will be joined by fellow Floridian Ana...
  • Yikes! Look who just endorsed Obama for 4 more years

    08/04/2011 2:49:01 PM PDT · by clove · 58 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 03, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    It may be early in the campaign season, but the Communist Party USA already has seen fit to endorse Barack Obama for the 2012 election. While noting he is disappointed with "some aspects" of the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy, Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA, threw his support behind Obama's re-election bid. In an article last week at People's Weekly World, the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA, Webb discussed the need for a third party consisting of the so-called working class and labor as well as "racially and nationally oppressed people, women, youth, immigrants,...
  • Oprah announces new show with Rosie O'Donnell (Time for Oprah's advertisers to bolt?)

    07/30/2011 6:32:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/29/11 | Marilyn Sparks
    Rosie O'Donnell and Oprah Winfrey are teaming up to promote a new show on Oprah's OWN network simply titled "The Rosie Show." Canoe reports that the announcement was made during Winfrey's surprise visit to the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills earlier today.
  • United On Pot: Leftist Frank And Libertarian Ron Paul

    06/23/2011 4:32:45 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 181 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 24, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Recently, I quoted, Ann Coulter on libertarians: “They lure you in with talk of small government and then immediately start babbling about drug legalization or gay marriage.” She’s right you know. In more recent news, the Los Angeles Times reports that the drugs-first libertarian Ron Paul has teamed up with Big Government “gay marriage” Democrat Barney Frank, to introduce a bill to end the so-called war on marijuana. It screams soft-on-border politics, naturally. “The legislation would limit the federal government’s role in marijuana enforcement to cross-border or inter-state smuggling, allowing people to legally grow, use or sell marijuana in states...
  • Principled Ron Paul challenges GOP orthodoxy

    05/12/2011 4:15:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 5-12-11 | John Nichols
    Even analysts who disagree with Texas Congressman Ron Paul on the issues recognized last week that the principled libertarian turned in the ablest performance at the first Republican presidential debate. Indeed, as Paul prepares to mount his third campaign for the presidency, he does so from a dramatically better position than at the beginnings of his previous bids. In 1988, he was a Libertarian shouting from the political wilderness about the supposed sameness of Republican George H.W. Bush and Democrat Michael Dukakis. In 2008, he was a maverick Republican wedged into debates with a crew of credible contenders such as...
  • Why we must reduce military spending (Barney Frank & Ron Paul)

    07/08/2010 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Sic Parvis Magna · 75 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | 7/06/2010 | Barney Frank & Ron Paul
    As members of opposing political parties, we disagree on a number of important issues. But we must not allow honest disagreement over some issues interfere with our ability to work together when we do agree. By far the single most important of these is our current initiative to include substantial reductions in the projected level of American military spending as part of future deficit reduction efforts. For decades, the subject of military expenditures has been glaringly absent from public debate. Yet the Pentagon budget for 2010 is $693 billion — more than all other discretionary spending programs combined. Even subtracting...
  • Frank and Colleagues (Ron Paul!!!) Scrutinize Military Spending [Shortened Title]

    06/18/2010 4:44:43 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 33 replies · 646+ views
    Congressman Barney Frank's Office ^ | May 27, 2010 | Barney Frank, Ron Paul, Walter Jones, and Ron Wyden
    As Congress considers appropriating hundreds of billions of dollars in funding for the Department of Defense, a bipartisan group of legislators today announced an initiative to urge the President’s deficit reduction commission to reduce military spending as part of government efforts to address the budget deficit. At a press conference today, Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA), Ron Paul (R-TX), and Walter Jones (R-NC), along with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), released a copy of their joint letter to the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and outlined their plans for forcing serious consideration of spending that has long been considered...
  • Woody Allen comes out in support of Polanski

    05/16/2010 10:46:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 627+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2010
    CANNES, France (AP) -- Woody Allen has restated his support for fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is in house arrest in connection with a 33-year-old sex scandal. Allen said Polanski "was embarrassed by the whole thing," "has suffered" and "has paid his dues." He said Polanski is "an artist and is a nice person" who "did something wrong and he paid for it."
  • Bush says he won't criticize Obama

    02/28/2010 7:13:41 AM PST · by kingattax · 93 replies · 1,829+ views
    Washington Times/AP ^ | February 27, 2010
    FORT WORTH, Texas | Former President George W. Bush turned to his faith amid the tough times during his eight years in office, he said Saturday at a religious school's banquet.
  • Venezuelan president arrives in China

    09/23/2008 8:40:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 155+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/23/2008
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived in Beijing Tuesday to meet with top Chinese officials and to discuss the possibility of buying weapons, state-run media reported. Chavez is in China for meetings with President Hu Jintao, along with other "relevant state leaders," according to the Xinhua news agency. Their discussions are expected to include "bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern," Xinhua reported. Venezuela is reportedly working on a deal to purchase Chinese K-8 military training planes. The nations are also expected to sign cooperation agreements in the areas of "justice, sports, and quality supervision and inspection." Two months ago, Chavez...
  • Pat Buchanan Appears on Neo-Nazi Radio Show

    That’s right; Pat Buchanan, who is a frequent guest on both Fox News and MSNBC, appeared recently on an infamous “white nationalist” radio show to promote his revisionist World War II book
  • Nepal Maoists vow to give special rights to Muslims

    07/09/2008 12:27:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 189+ views
    zeenews.com ^ | July 09, 2008
    Kathmandu, July 09: The Nepal Maoists, who played a key role in abolishing the 240-year-old Hindu Monarchy and turning the country into a secular state, have vowed to ensure special rights to the minority Muslim community in the Himalayan nation. "It is not enough to provide equal rights to the Muslims but they should be given special rights as compensation for having been suppressed," CPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda told a gathering of the Muslim Mukti Morcha (MMM), an organisation affiliated to the party of the former rebels. Prachanda's support for special rights for the Muslims is seen as an attempt to...
  • Satan’s counsel [From the far left, is Satan whispering in Obama's ear?]

    07/08/2008 1:16:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 74+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 7-8-08 | Uri Avnery
    This is the first big test for the aspiring leader: to know the difference between the permissible and the forbidden. Between the “art of the possible” and the “end justifies the means” It was soon after the Six-Day War. I was coming out of the main hall of the Knesset, after making a speech calling for the immediate establishment of a Palestinian state. Another Knesset member came down the corridor — a nice person, a Labour Party man, a former bus driver. ‘Uri’, he said, catching me by the arm, ‘what the hell are you doing? You could make a...
  • Al-Jazeera to beam convention, local color to Mideast [Obeyme constituents]

    07/08/2008 8:37:33 AM PDT · by Eurale · 6 replies · 137+ views
    Denver Post ^ | July 7, 2008 | Joanne Ostrow
    Among the international broadcasters that will cover the Democratic National Convention in Denver is al-Jazeera, the Arab satellite news network based in Qatar. Al-Jazeera English (launched in 2006) and al-Jazeera Arabic, separate but collaborative networks, will send two dozen staffers each. "This presidential election is the biggest story of the year, even on the international level," according to Camille El Hassani, senior producer for al-Jazeera English, based in Washington. "The next president's ideologies and his philosophies affect our viewers. Al-Jazeera is making a commitment to be at all the big events, including the conventions, Democratic and Republican." Al-Jazeera English will...