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  • Agents: Clinton-Reno DOJ Nixed FBI Terrorist Probe

    12/19/2002 6:04:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 89 replies · 799+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/19/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Clinton-Reno Justice Department refused to allow two veteran FBI agents assigned to the anti-terrorist probe to investigate a key figure tied to Osama bin Laden. According to ABC News correspondent Brian Ross today, the two agents told him they were ordered to stop investigations into a suspected terror cell linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network and the Sept. 11 attacks. FBI special agents Robert Wright and John Vincent told Ross they were called off criminal investigations of suspected terrorists linked to the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. U.S. officials say al-Qaeda was responsible for...
  • Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans [2008]

    06/11/2013 6:23:33 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 9, 2008 | BRIAN ROSS
    Faulk says he and others in his section of the NSA facility at Fort Gordon routinely shared salacious or tantalizing phone calls that had been intercepted, alerting office mates to certain time codes of "cuts" that were available on each operator's computer. "Hey, check this out," Faulk says he would be told, "there's good phone sex or there's some pillow talk, pull up this call, it's really funny, go check it out. It would be some colonel making pillow talk and we would say, 'Wow, this was crazy'," Faulk told ABC News. Faulk said he joined in to listen, and...
  • A Tale of Two Shootings

    08/16/2012 5:34:01 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-15 16:50:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:When television reporter Brian Ross erroneously reported that the Colorado "Batman" shooter was a Tea Party member, Ben Sherwood, president of ABC News, said, "Our mission is to tell people everything we can that is relevant about a person who has just committed a terrible crime. If, in the course of our sweeping everything we can about the person, part of it turns out that he was a member of a particular club, a member of a particular organization, he has a particular hobby, if we judge that it is journalistically relevant to a profile, a rich profile...
  • DFU YOUTUBE: Hitler Rants about Brian Ross and ABC

    07/26/2012 8:15:43 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 7-26-12 | DFU
    Yes, some of you think this is old. If so, I do not take offense. Perhaps you shouldn't click on the link. HITLER RANTS ABOUT BRIAN ROSS AND ABC
  • Media assumptions that violence is right-wing are routine — and routinely wrong. [media bias]

    07/24/2012 5:06:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 23, 2012 | Gabriel Malor
    Hanged census-taker Bill Sparkman in rural Kentucky fueled media speculation that he’d been killed by anti-government Tea Partiers. In fact, he’d killed himselfe. Joe Stack flew his small plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. The media immediately suggested that the anti-tax rhetoric of the Tea Party led to the attack. In fact, Stack’s suicide note quoted the Communist Manifesto. A professor at the University of Alabama, Amy Bishop, shot and killed three colleagues at a faculty meeting. The Tea Party came under immediate suspicion. But Bishop was a lifelong Democrat and Obama donor. John Patrick Bedell shot two...
  • Stewart: So what does a guy have to do to get fired at ABC? (ABC gets zapped by Jon Stewart)

    07/24/2012 9:38:45 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24,2010 | John Stewart
    That’s a very good question, and one that — so far — ABC News hasn’t answered. Brian Ross went to air within hours of the Aurora shooting to tell George Stephanopoulos and the Good Morning America audience on Friday morning that Ross had found something “significant” about the suspect. ... Jon Stewart wonders aloud what someone has to do to get fired at ABC:
  • Why ABC Tried to Blame the Tea Party for Aurora

    07/24/2012 8:22:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    James Holmes is a human earthquake. We are as ill-equipped to predict the eruptions of such human beings as we are to predict the eruptions of the earth. But that doesn't mean that nothing meaningful came out of the Aurora tragedy. Something quite important did, though few Americans are aware of it because it has already entered the mainstream media's memory hole. On ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday morning, Brian Ross, chief investigative reporter for ABC News, announced to George Stephanopoulos and millions of viewers that there's "a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado page on the Colorado Tea...
  • The Left's Habitual and Ironic Rush to Judgment

    07/24/2012 6:36:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | David Limbau
    When a radio host asked me what I thought of the massacre in Aurora, Colo., I had to ask for clarification. I said: "What do you mean? Who could deny it's an unspeakable tragedy?" What he was really asking me was to address it in a political context. The problem is that I don't believe there was any political context to the shooting; not everything is political. But unfortunately, elements of the left seemed determined to graft political implications onto the event, irrespective of the absence of any factual basis for doing so. They seized on it both to demonize...
  • Falsely Accused Tea Partier to ABC's Brian Ross: 'What Kind of Idiot Makes That Kind of Statement?'

    07/23/2012 8:31:41 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 97 replies
    As NewsBusters previously reported, ABC's Brian Ross on Friday falsely accused a Tea Party member of being the "James" Holmes that orchestrated the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado. "Jim" Holmes during an interview with the Daily Caller had some harsh words for his accuser saying, "What kind of idiot makes that kind of statement?” “Really, seriously, how do we take a journalist seriously when it’s pretty clear they really haven’t done any sort of check on their facts?” told the Caller's Alex Pappas: Holmes informed Pappas that ABC News didn’t contact him before Ross went on air. In fact,...
  • Why Hasn’t Brian Ross of ABC News Been Fired?

    07/23/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I try not to spend too much time complaining about media bias, mostly because it doesn’t do any good. But I have had a couple of posts about the topic, usually when there’s a hopelessly outrageous example on an issue I care about. That’s why I complained about an ABC report about Mitt Romney and tax havens.It’s why I groused about a Reuters report that presumed Obama’s spending plans created jobs.And it’s why I nailed the Washington Post for using “slash” to describe a tiny reduction in the growth of spending. I’ve also had a few posts where I hit...
  • Brian Ross of ABC Takes Heat for Another Blunder

    07/22/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    n television journalism, few reporters are as controversial as Brian Ross of ABC News. The investigative correspondent has landed major scoops and won prestigious awards for his reporting on the Peace Corps, Solyndra, and U.S. antiterrorism efforts — to name just a few. And yet, he has also produced more high-level haphazard reporting than perhaps any other reporter on television. Ross came under attack again Friday when he reported that James Holmes, the suspect of today’s theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., may have connections to the tea party — basing that on a single web page that listed an Aurora-based...
  • ABC's Brian Ross and a press that disregards reputations of those it covers

    07/22/2012 10:37:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 29 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 21, 2012 | David Zurawik
    Journalistic mistakes are easy to make in the immediate wake of events like the horrific shootings last week in a movie theater in Colorado. [Snip] But the stampede to speed is only part of the problem. I believe the media malfeasance also includes a disregard for the reputations of the people on whom we report. To me, that is the mortal sin. We in the mass media have tremendous power to harm reputations if we are not careful – and we seem to be getting less and less careful until it must look to the public as if we couldn’t...
  • Knee Jerks: There's Nothing the Left Won't Exploit

    07/22/2012 6:14:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    After he booby-trapped his apartment with explosives, James Holmes walked into a theater Friday night and opened fire on a crowd waiting to see the first showing of the new Batman movie. He shot scores and murdered a dozen. Holmes acted for reasons unknown, but his actions were pure evil. His actions also were his alone. It doesn’t matter if he was bullied as a kid, recently dumped or whatever else anyone comes up with as a possible motive. Nothing “caused” him to do this other than whatever evil lives inside him. But that hasn’t stopped many progressive liberals in...
  • Why Is Brian Ross Still Working for ABC News?

    07/21/2012 10:49:44 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    ABC News reporter Brian Ross committed what used to be a fatal mistake to a journalist’s career: He blurted out a wild, unsubstantiated, speculative observation that hadn’t been vetted by anyone and was explosively political at the same time. Via Breitbart: Here is the exchange between ABC News chief investigator Brian Ross and host George Stephanopoulos about apparent suspect James Holmes: Stephanolpoulos: I’m going to go to Brian Ross. You’ve been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant. Ross: There’s a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site...
  • With Extreme Prejudice - How ABC News "investigates" a horrific crime

    07/21/2012 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Wuli · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | James Taranto
    "snip..Los Angeles police officer and three bodybuilder friends.snip..arrested for..snip..punching and kicking a New York man.snip.on West Hollywood's Restaurant Row," the Los Angeles Times reported July 30, 1991. snip We're glad this was only a local story. Had it been a national one, ...reporter Brian Ross might have blamed us on national television. "Those arrested along with Defoe were Edward Spencer, 29, Ken Spencer, 27, and James Taranto, 27, all of Staten Island, N.Y.," the Times report added. That James Taranto, you will be relieved to learn, was not the one who became your humble columnist. snip Men named James Holmes...
  • The Jokers of the Mainstream Media

    07/21/2012 3:39:31 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-20 17:05:37 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonBrian Ross of ABC News erroneously identified the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooter as a member of the Tea Party Patriots. The man accused of firing an assortment of weapons into a packed theater, killed 12 and wounded 59. ABC misidentified James Holmes, the alleged shooter, age 24, as 52-year-old James Holmes of the Colorado Tea Party Patriots.This, of course, should come as no surprise. Keen observers of the American political scene view The Tea Party as most responsible for the dramatic reversal of fortunes afflicting the Obama presidency and the Democratic Party since the midterm elections of...
  • Hispanic Tea Party Member Receiving Threats After ABC's Brian Ross False Accusation

    07/21/2012 2:11:22 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 23 replies
    Brian Ross, media malpractice consequences: Falsely accused Tea Party member receiving threats...
  • Brian Ross

    07/20/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | ABC News
    Brian Ross is one of the most honored and respected journalists in the country.
  • Other James Holmes receives threats and disconnects phone (Unbelievable)

    07/20/2012 5:29:07 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 7/20/2012 | Dean Chambers
    Within minutes of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting, Brian Ross of ABC News reports to George Stephanopoulos that a man named James Holmes, same first and last name as the reported suspect, is listed as member of a local Tea Party group. Ross speculates, with any proof to connect them, that this James Holmes is the suspect. A search on PeopleSmart.com finds no fewer than 12 individuals sharing that same first and last name. Mark Steyn, substituting for Rush Limbaugh on the Rush Limbaugh Show today, reports that the James Holmes who is listed with the local Tea Party group...
  • Thanks ABC: Falsely Accused Tea Party Member Now Receiving Threats

    07/20/2012 5:19:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    ABC's Brian Ross may have apologized for linking Colorado Tea Party member James Holmes to the alleged violent "Batman" shooter who killed 12 and wounded 59 others in the early morning hours today, but that hasn't stopped threats against Holmes from rolling in. More from Twitchy:   More from Breitbart: Holmes is a 52-year-old Hispanic conservative who joined the Tea Party after becoming disillusioned with the Republican party. "It was freaky," said Holmes, describing his reaction when ABC News speculated that he was the culprit who entered a crowded theater and opened fire on dozens of innocent men, women, and...
  • Bozell: ABC's Disgraceful Rush to Judgment on the Tea Party

    07/20/2012 5:02:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 20, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    This morning, in the aftermath of the unspeakable Colorado massacre that claimed at least 12 innocent American lives and injured dozens more, ABC "news" investigative reporter Brian Ross appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and made the outrageous, irresponsible, and completely unfounded claim that the alleged gunman, 24-year-old Jim Holmes, is a member of the Tea Party. Apparently Ross has learned absolutely nothing from the media's disgraceful rush to judgment and dissemination of misinformation following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in January 2011.   That's twice now that the "news" media have falsely implicated the Tea Party in murder....
  • Brian Ross Watch

    07/20/2012 1:14:31 PM PDT · by bkepley · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/20/2012 | Wlady Pleszczynski
    No one can say we weren't warned. Twenty-two months ago Jed Babbin profiled ABC's "investigative reporter" Brian Ross, whose "fabulist record" had by then extended to nine years. How many more years will ABC give him before he's retired?
  • Exclusive: Contra ABC News, Dark Knight Shooting Suspect James Holmes Could Be Registered Democrat

    07/20/2012 9:39:34 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 238 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 20, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    James Holmes, the suspect arrested in connection with the mass shootings at a screening of the new Batman movie early this morning in Aurora, CO, could be a registered Democrat, according to documents obtained by Breitbart News. Earlier, ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos speculated on Good Morning America that Holmes was a Tea Party member, based solely on a name appearing on a Tea Party website. The James Holmes for whom Breitbart News has obtained documentation is 25 years old (the suspect has been reported as 24 years old). He has links to addresses in both Colorado and...
  • Exclusive: Interview With James Michael Holmes, Hispanic Tea Party Member Falsely Accused by ABC

    07/20/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 20, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Breitbart News spoke to James Michael Holmes, the Tea Party member falsely identified this morning by ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America as the possible suspect in the mass shooting early this morning at a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. He is a 52-year-old Hispanic conservative who joined the Tea Party after becoming disillusioned with the Republican party. "It was freaky," said Holmes, describing his reaction when ABC News speculated that he was the culprit who entered a crowded theater and opened fire on dozens of innocent men, women, and...
  • ABC News apologizes for 'incorrect' Tea party report

    07/20/2012 10:24:18 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 172 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    <p>ABC News and Brian Ross are apologizing for an "incorrect" report that James Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting, may have had connections to the Tea Party.</p> <p>"An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect," ABC News said in a statement. "ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted."</p>
  • The Usual Suspects: ABC's Ross, Stephanolpoulos Point to Tea Party in Dark Knight Shooting

    07/20/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT · by blueyon · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Good Morning America, ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanolpoulos suggested that the Tea Party might be connected to the mass shootings early this morning in an Aurora, CO theater during a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The mainstream media attempted to blame the Tea Party for the Tuscon shootings in January 2011, shortly after Republicans swept the midterm elections. Now, in the critical 2012 elections, the mainstream media seems poised to do the same--and ABC News has led the way. Here is the exchange between reporter Brian Ross and host George Stephanopoulos about...
  • The ABC Nightline Hit piece was very flat-What a disservice to journalism

    01/19/2012 9:12:29 PM PST · by Christie at the beach · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Christie at the beach
    That was the bombshell!!! The interview was even cut short. Marianne was even under investigation by FBI. She was used by the liberal media.
  • Drudge Screwed Up ABC's Plans for the Marianne Gingrich Interview

    01/19/2012 11:05:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 19, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right, folks, I just saw the Marianne Gingrich video, and I think, I'll be honest with you, I think the Democrats may have to give Newt a second look here. Well, follow me on this. Newt Gingrich, aside from the budget deal in '95 and being made to ride in the back of Air Force One, Newt got along with Clinton pretty well, if you recall, and Newt treated Hillary with respect, even sat on the couch with Nancy Pelosi. Now, there's an accusation out there that Newt wanted an open marriage, just like Bill and...
  • Here we go

    01/18/2012 6:58:25 PM PST · by Lakeshark · 72 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/18/12 | William Jacobson
    From Drudge: "Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband’s career with a single interview. Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours, and her explosive revelations are set to rock the trail. But now a “civil war” has erupted inside of the network, an insider claims, on exactly when the confession will air! ABCNEWS suits determined it would be “unethical” to run the Marianne Gingrich interview so close to the South Carolina Primary, a curious decision, one insider argued, since the network has...
  • UPDATE: ABC news reporter Brian Ross thanks local fire departments for saving his house

    11/29/2010 8:39:10 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Register Citizen ^ | November 29 | MIKE AGOGLIATI
    Ross thanked local fire departments “for saving the house” on his Twitter account last night, Twitter.Com/BrianRoss. “Thankfully no one was hurt,” he wrote. “The fire completely destroyed my office where I often appear during wknd breaking news and where I wrote a good portion of my book on Madoff.” ...The cause of the fire has not been determined. According to Sharon land records, Ross purchased to home in 1986 for about $380,000. The house has clapboard panels on its exterior walls. The heating fuel is oil, and the home is heated by hot water. The 2,800-square-foot home was built in...
  • Top Catholic Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing His Own Sons

    06/21/2010 8:22:52 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 21st 2010 | ANNA SCHECTER and BRIAN ROSS
    A prominent Catholic priest, praised by Pope John Paul II as "an efficacious guide to youth," Father Marcial Maciel, sexually abused not only young seminarians under his control but also abused his own children, according to a lawsuit filed today in Connecticut by a man who claims to be Maciel's son. In an interview to be broadcast Monday evening on ABC News Nightline, the priest's son, Raul Gonzalez, 30, says he thought his father worked for the CIA or an international oil company, until he saw the priest's picture in a 1997 magazine article detailing allegations of sexual abuse. "My...
  • NW Bomb Planned by al-Qaeda in Yemen

    12/26/2009 12:01:37 PM PST · by gandalftb · 74 replies · 3,293+ views
    The Blotter from Brian Ross News ABC ^ | Dec. 26, 2009 | RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS
    The plot to blow up a passenger jet was launched by al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen who apparently sewed bomb materials into the suspect's underwear.The suspect had more than 80 grams of PETN, a compound related to nitro-glycerin. Yesterday's bomb failed because the detonator may have been too small or was not in "proper contact" with the explosive material.Abdulmutallab made contact via the internet with a radical imam in Yemen who then connected him with al-Qaeda leaders. The suspect lived with the al-Qaeda leader in Yemen for about a month and was not allowed to leave as he was trained in...
  • 20/20 Gleefully Reports on 'Wall Street Madam' Clients Including NBC VP

    02/08/2009 3:24:25 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies · 2,866+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 8, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your humble correspondent has always been somewhat uneasy about newspapers publishing the names and photos of clients of prostitutes. For committing what is at worst a misdemeanor, those clients have a good chance of having their entire lives ruined when their wives and family find out. The punishment seems quite a bit out of proportion to the crime. However, I must admit getting a bit of a kick out of the ABC News show, 20/20, reporting on the clients of Kristin Davis aka the Wall Street Madam. Hey, why should we feel sympathy for rich clients who feel it is...
  • ABC Suddenly Discovers Closing Gitmo ‘Sticky’

    01/24/2009 7:00:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies · 638+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Isn’t that convenient? Just in time to provide cover for Pres. Obama, ABC discovers that closing Gitmo isn’t so easy. Downright sticky, actually. Introducing a segment by chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross on GMA today, weekend co-anchor Bill Weir set the tone. BILL WEIR: We turn now to the sticky prospect of shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. View video.
  • Kudos Watch: ABC’s Ross Focuses On Fat-Cat Donors [flying pig alert]

    01/20/2009 5:50:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 1,091+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “And when a member of the MSM pleasantly surprises us, we’ll make a point of handing out the kudos.”– FinkelBlog launch announcement, 1-19-09 Sooner than we expected, we’re going to begin delivering on our promise to note those too-rare occasions when the MSM does some surprisingly solid reporting. On a day when most of the MSM is in paroxysms of sycophantic joy, ABC’s Ross was willing to play something of the skunk at the inaugural party. At the end of Good Morning America’s first half-hour, ABC’s chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross presented his report on the 216 high-rolling donors who...
  • Sarah Palin Running for President -- Unopposed... Or so you'd think from ABC's The Blotter.

    09/17/2008 4:45:57 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 9 replies · 181+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9/16/08 | (not provided)
    Here’s all you need to know about the state of the elections... A tally of name appearances at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 16, on the ABC News website at “The Blotter from Brian Ross and The Investigate Team” Palin: 24 McCain: 2 Biden: 1 Obama: 0 One is tempted, and I think I will, to use the “Send Tips to Brian” link in the upper right of the page to let him know that not only is Sarah Palin not running for President, but I have heard Barack Obama might be…. http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/
  • Video from ABC News: Sarah Palin Troopergate Scandal

    09/04/2008 4:16:30 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies · 373+ views
    ABC News via YouTube ^ | 9/4/08 | Brian Ross
    If only Brian Ross, ABC News and the rest of the mainstream media would spend as many news minutes on Obama's dealings with Wright, Rezko, Ayers, et.al. Sigh..........
  • Exposing Hillary's Illegalities In Los Angeles Court To Begin Feb. 21! (status conference)

    01/31/2008 1:35:03 PM PST · by OPS4 · 85 replies · 17,848+ views
    Peter Paul Project ! ^ | january 2008 | Intermeddler
    The Hillary Clinton Accountability Project will shortly launch its fundraising drive to raise $500,000 to support the most important citizen’s legal initiative of 2008. The landmark civil fraud suit of Paul v Clinton et al which the California Supreme Court ordered to proceed against the Clintons, Grammys Producer Gary Smith and Clinton agent Jim Levin, will be set for trial and a discovery schedule at a special conference to be held in Los Angeles Superior Court on February 21, 2008. The first law suit in American history to bring a President and a Senator to court for defrauding the Senator’s...
  • Clinton Camp Pre-Spinning Possible BAD NEWS IN IOWA: Third-Place Finish Would Not Be Disappointing

    01/02/2008 1:06:50 PM PST · by rface · 53 replies · 395+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01.02.08 | RICK KLEIN
    As the presidential candidates engage in furious pre-caucus spin, one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent Iowa supporters said Wednesday that she's already accomplished what she needs to in Iowa, and can declare success even if she finishes in third place. Asked if the order of finish matters, Former governor Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, deflected the question. "She absolutely had to be competitive and she's accomplished that," he said. "Obviously everybody's interested in winning, and I think we're going to do well. It's tight. There's no question about that." In May, Vilsack was quoted in the Washington Post, saying, "There's...
  • Clinton errs on Pakistan

    01/01/2008 6:15:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 448+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 1, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was praised in the wake of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for demonstrating her command of the players and the issues at stake in Pakistan, even as another candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, was criticized for stumbling over details. But in two confident television appearances, on CNN and ABC, Clinton made an elementary error about Pakistani politics: She described President Pervez Musharraf as a "candidate" who would be "on the ballot." In fact, Musharraf was reelected to the presidency in October. The upcoming elections are for parliament, and while Musharraf's party...
  • The Bubba Factor, And Other Maladroit Clintonisms

    12/31/2007 6:51:20 AM PST · by jdm · 11 replies · 414+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 31, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The Politico notes that Bill Clinton has fallen back on Bubbalistic campaigning in Iowa. The homespun wisdom of the former Rhodes scholar comes along with his wife's various regional accents, but as Ben Smith notes, usually much farther away from the press: Before he was a silver-haired elder statesman, ex-president, and globe-trotting do-gooder, Bill Clinton was Bubba. And out in rural Western Iowa, Bubba is back. ... While his speech differed little from the one he gives in upscale audiences, his presence there indicates both the potential his wife’s campaign sees in the West and the fact that the former...
  • (Paul v Clinton) How Disney Execs helped Hillary and compromised 20/20's Brian Ross

    12/28/2007 3:54:02 PM PST · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 89+ views
    peterfpaul.com ^ | 12-28-07 | Peter Paul/DFU
    PETER'S STORY ON HIS BLOG FROM 2005 On July 13, 2001, Brian Ross presented the most watched 20/20 broadcast of ABC's season. The subject was Peter Paul and the Hollywood Gala Salute to President William Jefferson Clinton. That event was the most expensive fundraiser ever produced for a senate candidate, that candidate being Hillary Rodham Clinton. She raised over a million dollars in donations that night. Despite several phone calls, Ross has refused to comment on the actions by Disney executives that compromised his story. Three days before the broadcast, Ross had requested that Peter provide some better photos...
  • felons removed from Clinton's TN steering committee

    12/25/2007 2:32:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 1,010+ views
    WBIR ^ | 12-25-07
    <p>Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has revised its list of Tennessee supporters on its statewide steering committee to remove the names of two convicted felons.</p> <p>The original list of more than 100 committee members had included former state House Majority Leader Tommy Burnett and West Tennessee Democratic Party activist Gladys Crain.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton Net Worth $34.9 MILLION

    12/15/2007 6:13:01 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 81 replies · 2,863+ views
    San Francisco Sentinel ^ | 15 December 2007
    WHAT SHE’S GOT Cash and Bonds: $30.1 million Life Insurance: $140,000 Retirement Funds: $33,000 Alternative Investments: $248,000 Houses: $5.9 million Mortgages: $1.5 million WORTH: $39.9 MILLION 2006 Income: $12.1 million WHERE SHE GOT IT When Bill Clinton first ran for President in 1992, Hillary provided most of the couple’s income working for the Rose law firm in Little Rock; he earned only $35,000 a year as governor of Arkansas. Although she takes in $165,200 a year as a senator, these days Bill is breadwinner-in-chief. His presidential pension is $201,000 a year, and he grabbed a $12 million advance for his...
  • Roadblocker: Hillary to hit all six morning shows Monday (sleep in tomorrow)

    12/16/2007 9:40:11 PM PST · by ClarenceThomasfan · 30 replies · 353+ views
    Time Magazines The Page blog ^ | 12/16/07 | Mark Halperin
    Clinton tries to extend Big Mo/turn-the-page storyline with Monday TV appearances on all six morning shows from Iowa.
  • Clinton Booed at Heartland Forum

    12/01/2007 5:50:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies · 443+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | December 01, 2007 | ABCNews.com
    Clinton Booed at Heartland Forum December 01, 2007 6:04 PM ABC News' Eloise Harper reports: A day after dealing with a hostage crisis, Sen. Hillary Clinton faced a tough crowd in Iowa. Clinton did not receive the warmest of welcomes at the Heartland Form in Des Moines, IA, and although the hostage scare was mentioned, the announcer brushed it off quickly in order to get to questions. Clinton, who was forced to call in to speak to the crowd of thousands because of weather difficulties, took questions on topics from healthcare to illegal immigration. The senator was asked if she...
  • New poll shows Clinton trails top 2008 Republicans

    11/26/2007 10:01:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 148 replies · 773+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/26/07 | John Whitesides
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trails five top Republican presidential contenders in general election match-ups, a drop in support from this summer, according to a poll released on Monday. Clinton's top Democratic rivals, Barack Obama and John Edwards, still lead Republicans in hypothetical match-ups ahead of the November 4, 2008, presidential election, the survey by Zogby Interactive showed. Clinton, a New York senator who has been at the top of the Democratic pack in national polls in the 2008 race, trails Republican candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mike Huckabee by three to five...
  • Sen. Hillary Clinton tells Katie Couric: I will be the Democratic nominee

    11/26/2007 5:47:03 PM PST · by jdm · 62 replies · 680+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Nov. 26, 2007 | Staff
    Is Sen. Hillary Clinton feeling any doubts about winning the Democratic nomination for president? Not at all. "It will be me," Clinton tells Katie Couric in an interview to air Monday on the "CBS Evening News With Katie Couric." The broadcast airs at 6:30 p.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Couric also asked if Clinton is concerned that Oprah Winfrey could boost Sen. Barack Obama by campaigning for him in three key states. "No, at the end of the day," Clinton says. "I'm proud to have my husband support me ... with his knowledge, experience and incredible ability to vouch for me."
  • COURIC SCORES INTERVIEW WITH HILLARY FOR 'CBS EVENING NEWS'... DEVELOPING...

    11/26/2007 10:03:25 AM PST · by Crazieman · 92 replies · 433+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11/26/07
    COURIC SCORES INTERVIEW WITH HILLARY FOR 'CBS EVENING NEWS'... DEVELOPING...
  • Al Qaeda Cell in the U.S. Or On Its Way, According to New Intel (ABC's Brian Ross)(On Drudge)

    07/10/2007 3:33:56 PM PDT · by RDTF · 469 replies · 30,669+ views
    ABC ^ | July 10, 2007 | Brian Ross
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence from Afghanistan suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here. The White House has convened an urgent multi-agency meeting for Thursday afternoon to deal with the new threat. Top intelligence and law enforcement officials have been told to assemble in the Situation Room to report on: --what steps can be taken to minimize or counter the threat, --and what steps are being taken to harden security for government buildings and personnel. "It suggests they have information that the cell or...