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  • Richard B. Cheney opens Wyoming home for major Mitt Romney fundraiser

    07/11/2012 4:32:53 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2012 | Phillip Rucker
    When Mitt Romney arrives Thursday at the gates of Teton Pines, a majestic Wyoming country club where captains of industry flock each summer to golf on an Arnold Palmer-designed course, his purpose will be greater than spending another evening separating rich people from their money. The presidential candidate will be taking a big step toward becoming the official head of the Republican Party, as he is feted at the club and then at a $30,000-a-couple dinner at the nearby home of Richard B. Cheney, the living thread connecting the past five GOP presidencies. By hosting the fundraiser, the former vice...
  • National Security adviser Tom Donilon the White House leaker in chief?

    06/12/2012 4:53:57 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 73 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6-11-12 | Staff
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," June 11, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. "..PAT CADDELL, FORMER DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER: I'll make news -- the culprit is clear. It's Tom Donilon, the National Security adviser. Tom Donilon is a political hack. He was a political operative. He was the delegate counter for Carter and then Mondale. And he is now running around -- he was also the guy working with Jim Johnson, corrupting Fannie Mae. And somehow, he is National Security adviser and he is known in Washington as the leaker in...
  • Statement from Senator Van Wanggaard (May ask for Recount-WI Senate)

    06/06/2012 3:49:20 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 29 replies
    For Immediate Release June 6, 2012 Statement from Senator Van Wanggaard “Over 70,000 people voted yesterday in a historic election. We know that there are a number of outstanding absentee ballots, voting irregularities, and that there were problems across the county in the unofficial tally of ballots.” “People across the state and country have asked that I immediately ask for a recount. However, we all know that the best decisions are made when well-rested and after consideration of all options.” “We will closely monitor the canvass of votes with legal representation. We will evaluate our options regarding recounts following the...
  • Palin endorses Sen. Hatch

    05/22/2012 7:49:10 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 84 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 5-22-12 | Paul Mirengoff
    Sarah Palin has just announced that she is endorsing Sen. Orrin Hatch in the Utah Senate primary. Palin revealed this on Greta Van Susteren’s show. She emphasized Hatch’s record and position on balancing the budget........"
  • Sarah Palin PAC Reserves Space Near RNC Site

    04/13/2012 3:55:57 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 65 replies
    ABC ^ | Apr 12, 2012 | Elizabeth Hartfield
    It looks like Sarah Palin is planning to attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August — or is at least planning to be in the general vicinity. Financial disclosures from Palin’s political action committee, Sarah PAC, show a $4,500 deposit has been placed at the Channelside Bay Mall in downtown Tampa–walking distance from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention......"
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon Attempts to Block Book on Afghan War (Able Danger)

    09/10/2010 1:39:09 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2010 | Catherine Herridge
    On the eve of Sept. 11, Fox News has learned the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has attempted to block a book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called "Able Danger." In a letter obtained by Fox News, the DIA says national security could be breached if "Operation Dark Heart" is published in its current form. The agency also attempted to block key portions of the book that claim "Able Danger" successfully identified hijacker Mohammed Atta as a threat to the United States before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks........ Click here to read...
  • Jobless Claims Drop to 502,000

    11/12/2009 6:47:00 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 20 replies · 713+ views
    Reuters via FoxBusiness ^ | 11-12-09 | Staff
    WASHINGTON-- The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless insurance fell for the second week in a row and the four-week moving average of claims was the lowest in nearly a year, government data showed on Thursday, pointing to improvements in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped last week to a seasonally adjusted 502,000, the lowest since January, from a revised 514,000 the prior week...........
  • Fines proposed for going without health insurance ($3,800 FINE-Big Drudge Headline!!)

    09/08/2009 3:13:24 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 44 replies · 1,657+ views
    AP ^ | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans would be fined up to $3,800 for failing to buy health insurance under a plan that circulated in Congress on Tuesday as President Barack Obama met Democratic leaders to search for ways to salvage his health care overhaul.[snip] ......The fines pose a dilemma for Obama. As a candidate, the president campaigned hard against making health insurance a requirement, and fining people for not getting it. "Punishing families who can't afford health care to begin with just doesn't make sense," he said during his party's primaries. At the time, he proposed mandatory insurance only for children............"
  • Obama White House v. CIA; Panetta Threatened to Quit

    08/24/2009 8:47:58 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 21 replies · 1,817+ views
    ABC ^ | August 24, 2009 | MATTHEW COLE, RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS
    A "profanity-laced screaming match" at the White House involving CIA Director Leon Panetta, and the expected release today of another damning internal investigation, has administration officials worrying about the direction of its newly-appoint intelligence team, current and former senior intelligence officials tell ABC News.com.[snip] [snip]A White House spokesperson, Denis McDonough, said reports that Panetta had threatened to quit and that the White House was seeking a replacement were "inaccurate." According to intelligence officials, Panetta erupted in a tirade last month during a meeting with a senior White House staff member. Panetta was reportedly upset over plans by Attorney General Eric...
  • Cheney: Don't blame Bush team for economic woes

    03/15/2009 6:31:50 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 20 replies · 1,543+ views
    AP ^ | March 15, 2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't blame the Bush administration for all the country's economic problems. That's the message from former Vice President Dick Cheney. President Barack Obama constantly talks about the enormous economic troubles that he inherited when he took office in January. Cheney agrees that Obama did indeed came into power amid very difficult economic circumstances......."
  • Europe baffled by broken gas promises

    01/14/2009 1:55:42 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 1,284+ views
    FT.com ^ | 1-13-09 | Isabel Gorst in Moscow, Joshua Chaffin in Brussels and Roman Olearchyk in Kiev
    The bitter gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine descended into near-chaos on Tuesday, leaving European Union diplomats baffled as promises to restart supplies fully were broken and Moscow suggested that the US had meddled in the affair. In a potentially alarming twist on Tuesday night, Gazprom, the Russian gas company, said it was unable to meet its legal commitments to supply European countries with gas because Ukraine was allegedly blocking the flow across its territory.[snip]............ EU officials said the monitors had, after long delays, been given access to control rooms at gas dispatch centres but they would not predict when...
  • On Colin Powell and his Endorsement of Barak Obama

    10/19/2008 6:52:26 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 149 replies · 3,722+ views
    N/A | 10-19-08 | Self
    Colin Powell today revealed himself as a craven and slimy individual in endorsing Barak Obama. He is endorsing him on the real grounds of racial solidarity and not the Horse Manure he spread this morning about fixing infrastructure, Ayers, etc. And the conduct of the war and the UN not voting right is more scatology. He was for it before he was against it. We've heard it before. Powell was against the war and did not have the courage to go to the wall against it. I understand his pride in the success of a fellow black, but detest a...
  • DRUDGE: Obama/Bayh Literature printed in KC!!

    08/22/2008 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 8 replies · 44+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8-21-08 | Drudge
    <p>OBAMA DRAMA: Prepares to name mate... FLASH: Fri Aug 22 2008 17:52:03 ET /// KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reports a company in Kansas City, which specializes in political literature, has been printing Obama-Bayh material... MORE... Gill Studios, would not confirm information about the material. They would not deny it either. At least three sources close to the plant's operations reported the Obama-Bayh material was being produced. The company is in the Obama FEC reports for previous work...</p>
  • Colin Powell to Endorse Obama per William Kristol on Fox

    08/13/2008 2:04:03 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 30+ views
    Fox News (Your World - Cavuto) ^ | 8-12-08 | William Kristol
    Per William Kristol sources say Colin Powell to endorse Obama and speak at Democratic Convention. Headline at Fox site
  • Pity Party

    05/16/2008 8:59:40 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 6+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-16-08 | PEGGY NOONAN
    The Democrats aren't the ones falling apart, the Republicans are. The Democrats can see daylight ahead. For all their fractious fighting, they're finally resolving their central drama. Hillary Clinton will leave, and Barack Obama will deliver a stirring acceptance speech. Then hand-to-hand in the general, where they see their guy triumphing. You see it when you talk to them: They're busy being born. The Republicans? Busy dying. The brightest of them see no immediate light. They're frozen, not like a deer in the headlights but a deer in the darkness, his ears stiff at the sound. Crunch. Twig. Hunting party....
  • Clinton's records vanished after warning of 'very serious' problems

    05/12/2008 6:28:43 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    By Jerry Seper - Hillary Rodham Clinton's Rose Law Firm billing records, found in the White House residence in January 1996 two years after they had been subpoenaed by government regulators, disappeared shortly after the first lady was warned that the firm's billing problems were "very serious" and the then-ongoing Whitewater investigation could result in criminal charges, newly obtained records show. More than 1,100 pages of grand jury testimony, investigative reports, memos, charging documents, chronologies, narratives and draft indictments, previously undisclosed but now being "processed" at the Library of Congress, say Mrs. Clinton knew considerably more about the firm's billing...
  • THE WORST OF TIMES

    04/25/2008 5:58:16 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 1 replies · 3+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4-24-08 | Keith J. Kelly
    April 25, 2008 -- THE New York Times' news room is bracing for a bloodbath in the next 10 days. The word from inside is that approximately 50 unionized journalists have accepted the buyout proposal, and only another 20 non-union editorial employees have gotten on board. That means the ax could fall on as many as 30 editorial people in the company's first-ever mass firing of journalists in its 156-year history. Executive Editor William Keller had said originally that he was looking to cut 100 people from the Times staff in response to the dismal newspaper advertising environment. But then...
  • Food Costs Rising Fastest in 17 Years

    04/14/2008 2:58:50 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 2+ views
    AP ^ | April 14, 2004 | Ellen Simon
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Steve Tarpin can bake a graham cracker crust in his sleep, but explaining why the price for his Key lime pies went from $20 to $25 required mastering a thornier topic: global economics. He recently wrote a letter to his customers and posted it near the cash register listing the factors -- dairy prices driven higher by conglomerates buying up milk supplies, heat waves in Europe and California, demand from emerging markets and the weak dollar. The owner of Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies in Brooklyn said he didn't want customers thinking he was "jacking up...
  • Clinton demands international Bhutto probe

    12/28/2007 4:03:36 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 105 replies · 442+ views
    AFP ^ | 12-28-07 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton Friday called for an independent, international probe into Benazir Bhutto's murder, as turmoil wracking US anti-terror ally Pakistan reshaped debate in the White House race. The Democratic front-runner weighed into the crisis just six days before first 2008 party nominating contests, as candidates brandished their national security credentials following the ex-Pakistani premier's death. "I'm calling for a full, independent, international investigation," Clinton said in an interview with CNN. "I think it's critically important that we get answers and really those are due first and foremost to the people of Pakistan," Clinton said. The former first lady suggested the...
  • Row breaks out over Benazir Bhutto's death (Government's explanation a "pack of lies" ON Drudge)

    12/28/2007 3:08:58 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 42 replies · 139+ views
    Telegraph. uk ^ | 18-28-07 | Isambard Wilkinson, Pakistan Correspondent, and Bonnie Malkin
    The burial of Benzair Bhutto was today marred by heavy violence across Pakistan as a bitter row broke out over how she died. As hundreds of thousands mourned the murdered opposition leader, the country's Interior Ministry claimed she had died from hitting her vehicle's sunroof when she tried to duck after a suicide attack. However, one of Miss Bhutto's aide rejected the government's explanation of her death as a "pack of lies". Brigadier Javed Cheema, a ministry spokesman, said Miss Bhutto had died from a head wound she sustained when she smashed against the sunroof's lever as she tried to...
  • What price Oprah? (Oprah causes backlash against Obama?)

    12/28/2007 12:49:42 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 180+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 28, 2007 | TINA DAUNT
    The popular TV personality helps Barack Obama draw big crowds while her fans fume WITH less than a week until Iowa's first vote is cast in the 2008 presidential election, the politicians aren't the only ones feeling the heat: Celebrities, who have become important players in the political fundraising process, are under increasing pressure to campaign for their favorite candidates in the early caucus and primary states. But how a star -- particularly a supernova -- responds isn't always a simple matter of "yes" or "no." With the exception of Oprah Winfrey, who's been working the trail with mixed results...
  • Report: Pakistan blames Bhutto's death on al-Qaeda linked group

    12/28/2007 8:36:18 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 7 replies · 196+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-27-07 | Staff
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN -- The Pakistani Interior Ministry said Friday the suicide bomber who killed Benazir Bhutto has been identified as belonging to a militant group with links to al Qaeda, Pakistan's GEO TV reported. The ministry said the attacker was with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi -- a Sunni Muslim militant group that the Pakistani government has blamed for hundreds of killings -- according to the report. There was no sign the group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Pakistan opposition leader. The U.S. State Department lists Lashkar-e-Jhangvi as a terrorist organization and said it had links to the Taliban. Pakistani...
  • Who Killed Bhutto? The Scramble for Culprits Begins

    12/27/2007 11:33:34 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 80 replies · 499+ views
    NY Sun ^ | December 27, 2007 | NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT
    Who killed Benazir Bhutto? In a country riven by deep political differences and beset by constant violent threats from Islamist terrorists, including Al Qaeda, it is a question more easily asked than answered. American officials are exploring whether the immediate claim of responsibility by an Al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan posted on an Italian Web site is credible. A reporter from the Web site spoke to the commander of Al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, who said, "We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat [the] mujahideen." The report went on to say that the...
  • After Bhutto (NRO Symposium on her death)

    12/27/2007 11:20:57 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 13 replies · 85+ views
    NRO ^ | December 27, 2007 | Jonathan Foreman, Sumit Ganguly, etal.
    Editor’s note: Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Rawalpindi Thursday. National Review Online asked a group of experts on the region to gauge what her murder means for her country. Jonathan Foreman I was in Islamabad, Pakistan, four days ago, but it might as well be four months or four years ago: The whole political landscape has changed with Benazir Bhutto’s murder. In the very short term, Pervez Musharraf is likely to declare another state of emergency or even martial law. Friends calling from the Pakistani capital tonight say that cars are being torched in the street...
  • How will Paris Hilton survive? (Inheritance Cut Down)

    12/27/2007 10:29:43 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 71 replies · 222+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 27th 2007 | TRACY CONNOR
    Time to tighten the belt, Paris. Hotel magnate Barron Hilton announced yesterday that he's leaving 97% of his wealth to charity, dramatically cutting the fortune his children and grandkids will get. That means granddaughter Paris Hilton, who once stood to inherit $100 million or more by some accounts, could end up with a measly $5 million or so. "The whole family will be devastated, particularly [Paris' mom] Kathy," a pal of the clan told the Daily News last night. "Some of them could be likely to contest the will - it'll be in the courts longer than Anna Nicole Smith...
  • Jewish Group Angered Over Smith Comments

    12/26/2007 11:11:53 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 65 replies · 487+ views
    WLTX ^ | 16-26-07 | Staff
    (Los Angeles) -- Will Smith may be upset with some Web gossip sites. But the Jewish Defense League is hot with him over the comments he made in a Scottish newspaper about Adolf Hitler. The JDL rips into Smith in a release posted on its Web site on Christmas Eve. After quoting Smith's comments, the group says what the actor says is "ignorant, detestable and offensive." It goes on to say that Smith's words "spit on the memory of every person murdered by the Nazis" and "stick a knife in the backs of every veteran" who fought against the Nazi...
  • Baptists Not on Board

    12/21/2007 2:02:10 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 33 replies · 70+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 20, 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    When Mike Huckabee went to Houston on Tuesday to raise funds for his fast-rising, money-starved presidential candidacy, a luncheon for the ordained Baptist minister was arranged by evangelical Christians. On hand was Judge Paul Pressler, a hero to Southern Baptist Convention reformers. But he was a nonpaying guest who supports Fred Thompson for president. Huckabee greeted Pressler warmly. That contrasted with Huckabee's anger two months ago when they encountered each other in California. The former governor of Arkansas took issue then with comments by Pressler, a former Texas appeals court judge, that Huckabee had been a slacker in the war...
  • Man Claims Skin Treatment Turned Face Permanent Blue

    12/20/2007 6:32:58 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 74 replies · 646+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2007 | Staff
    Paul Karason puts a whole new spin on "feeling blue.” For more than a decade, the 57-year-old has been living with a blue face. Fourteen years ago, Karason developed a bad case of dermatitis, which results in swollen, reddened and itchy skin. He started self-medicating, using a treatment called colloidal silver, which is made by extracting silver from metal............"
  • Deadbeat Hillary Bro May Have Had Pot-Smoking Relations With That Woman

    12/20/2007 2:36:16 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 34 replies · 61+ views
    Radar ^ | 12-20-07 | Staff
    It turns out our dossier on Hillary Clinton's brother, Anthony Rodham, was incomplete. As per today's New York Post, the youngest Rodham sibling allegedly owes ex-wife Nicole Boxer (daughter of Democratic California Senator Barbara Boxer) $75,000 in child support and $55,000 in alimony, despite having been ordered by a judge to pay up earlier this year. Deadbeat dad Anthony, who remarried in 2005 and now lives in a "fancy Washington townhouse," has quite the track record. In addition to the "Pardongate" fiasco we alluded to, the former insurance salesman was attacked at his family cottage in the Berkshires by a...
  • Jamie Lynn Spears: Will Zoey Go On? Plus, Her Dad's "Devastated"

    12/20/2007 1:57:43 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 143 replies · 392+ views
    TV Guide News ^ | 12-19-07 | Staff
    Decisions, decisions. Keep Zoey 101 on the air, even though series lead Jamie Lynn Spears is now the poster girl for teenage pregnancy, or pull one of cable's most popular youth-targeted series as a PR tactic? Nickelodeon thus far is opting for Plan A and sticking with its schedule to broadcast the remainder of Zoey 101's fourth and final season, which had wrapped production in September, says the Reporter.............."
  • Mark Steyn Case Wakes Up Canadian Press to Human Rights Tribunals' Threat to Free Speech

    12/19/2007 6:11:07 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 42 replies · 134+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | December 19, 2007 | Hilary White
    Mark Steyn Case Wakes Up Canadian Press to Human Rights Tribunals' Threat to Free SpeechCalgary Herald writer says the Commissions must be shut down. TORONTO, December 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Opposition is growing in the press to the power and boldness of the Canadian Human Rights Commissions (HRC) to suppress freedom of expression and to police what Canadians may say in public. While Christians and social conservatives in Canada have been under attack through the HRC's for years, it was not until the case against popular columnist Mark Steyn and Maclean's magazine that the Canadian mainstream media has picked up...
  • Huckabee and Giuliani tied in 2008 Republican race (On Drudge)

    12/19/2007 10:01:48 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 14 replies · 37+ views
    Reuter ^ | Dec 19, 2007 | John Whitesides
    DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Mike Huckabee has surged into a virtual tie with front-runner Rudy Giuliani in the national 2008 Republican presidential race two weeks before the first contest, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday. Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas whose campaign has caught fire in recent weeks, wiped out an 18-point deficit in one month to pull within one point of Giuliani, 23 percent to 22 percent. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton's national advantage over second-place rival Barack Obama shrunk slightly to eight percentage points as the races for the White House tightened in both parties....
  • John Edwards Leads Democrats, Mitt Romney Catches Up to Mike Huckabee in New Iowa Poll

    12/18/2007 8:48:43 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 49 replies · 202+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 12-18-07 | Staff
    A new InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion poll out of Iowa shows John Edwards leaping from third to first place in Iowa, and the GOP field ever-tightening, as the Jan. 3 caucuses approach. The Democratic poll, taken from Dec. 16-17 of 977 Democrats who said they intend to participate in the caucuses, showed Edwards with 30 percent, followed by New York Sen. Hillary Clinton with 26 percent and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama with 24 percent. Click here to see the InsiderAdvantage poll.
  • In ’08 Race, the Other Clinton Steps Up Publicly (On Drudge)

    12/16/2007 9:07:38 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 18 replies · 114+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 17, 2007 | PATRICK HEALY
    DUNLAP, Iowa — When Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign advisers laid out their new political strategy in a private conference call with allies last Tuesday, Bill Clinton was not on the line. He did not need to be. The message being delivered was his. A day earlier, Mr. Clinton had unveiled the campaign’s new talking points at rallies in Iowa. His wife was “a change agent,” “a proven agent of positive change” and “a lifetime advocate of a change agenda.” The “change, change, change” phrase, as some advisers call it, was coined by Mr. Clinton after he told campaign officials...
  • Bill Clinton Says Obama Isn’t Ready (On Drudge)

    12/16/2007 8:11:37 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 56 replies · 147+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 16, 2007 | PATRICK HEALY
    <p>Former President Bill Clinton made an unusually direct attack Friday night on Senator Barack Obama, one of his wife’s leading rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, suggesting that voters who would support someone with Mr. Obama’s experience were willing to “roll the dice” on the presidency.</p>
  • In Defense of Free Speech--And Mark Steyn

    12/16/2007 2:44:42 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 30 replies · 494+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 09, 2007 | David Warren
    The right to free expression of opinion and belief -- though constrained in its extremes during wartime -- is not something that can be negotiated in a free country. For it is the most fundamental right -- the queen bee in the hive, as it were. Every other freedom depends on this freedom. Take it away, and we no longer have a free country. A misunderstanding about this is at the root of much conflict between East and West. When cartoonists were invited by a Danish provincial newspaper to present their graphic notions of the Prophet Mohammad, there were riots...
  • Bill Clinton ... Well, He Just Puts Everything On The Table. Read It. (On Drudge)

    12/15/2007 8:09:49 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 62 replies · 71+ views
    Marc Ambinder ^ | 14 Dec 2007 | Marc Ambinder
    "...Toward the end of the interview, his hands began to shake and his face reddened as he discussed the political thicket his wife finds herself in. Please read this rough transcription of Clinton's take on why his wife isn't doing well in Iowa and New Hampshire. "Really, really interesting, that I've heard Sen. Obama a dozen times making some fairly derisive comment about Hillary...saying, you know, she had a decades old plan to be president...repeating this total canard that...totally fabricated account from an anti-Hillary book...as if it was something bad that he didn't have a decades-long president...so on their website...
  • DeLay nemesis Travis County DA Ronnie Earle to retire

    12/14/2007 6:11:35 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 8 replies · 248+ views
    AP ^ | 12-14-07 | Staff
    AUSTIN—Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle on Friday announced he won’t seek re-election next year. The 65-year-old Democrat was at the center of the criminal investigation of Republican former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. DeLay quit Congress last year. Earle’s term has one year remaining, and his resignation will bring to an end to his three-decade reign in which he battled some of the biggest names in Texas politics. Earle has been criticized by DeLay and other Republicans, who say some of his prosecutions of elected leaders are politically motivated. "This is a no-brainer for him. He never had...
  • Angry Sharpton Denounces Federal Investigation (Says Probe Is Act Of Retribution For Demonstrations)

    12/13/2007 6:18:49 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 41 replies · 112+ views
    Wcbtv.com ^ | Dec 13, 2007 | Scott Weinberger
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― The Reverend Al Sharpton is once again under federal investigation. Sharpton staffers were told to appear before a grand jury the day after Christmas and provide investigators with the reverend's financial records. A fired-up Sharpton came out swinging Thursday after finding out that his non-profit National Action Network -- and possibly he himself -- is being investigated. Sources tell CBS 2 HD federal tax agents are looking into the possibility the National Action Network co-mingled funds with Sharpton's presidential 2004 campaign. "They have to do their job, and I have to do mine, but come on...
  • Clinton Fires Adviser for Obama Comment (Flying Monkey Takes Hit For Team!!)

    12/13/2007 5:15:16 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 43 replies · 1,290+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 13, 2007 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A top campaign adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton resigned Thursday, a day after suggesting Democrats should be wary of nominating Barack Obama because his teenage drug use could make it hard for him to win the presidency. Clinton herself apologized to Obama as they waited to fly to Iowa for a debate. Bill Shaheen, a national co-chairman for Clinton and a prominent New Hampshire political figure, had raised the issue during a Wednesday interview, published on washingtonpost.com. "I made a mistake and in light of what happened, I have made the personal decision that I will...
  • Dubai court jails boy's HIV rapist

    12/12/2007 5:39:42 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 14 replies · 92+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-12-07 | Staff
    DUBAI (CNN) -- A court in Dubai sentenced two men Wednesday to 15 years in prison for the rape and kidnapping of a 15-year-old French boy. The boy's mother, Veronique Robert, was visibly upset after the sentence was read and promised to appeal. Robert, a French journalist, brought the case to the media's attention in recent months in an effort to shed light on what she deemed to be injustices in the pro-Western emirate of Dubai. Robert said Wednesday's sentence was too lenient for a crime that she believes is tantamount to attempted murder because one of her son's attackers...
  • BIG MOUTH BASHES MORMONS

    12/11/2007 6:16:37 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 52 replies · 698+ views
    NY POST ^ | 12-11-07 | Richard Johnson
    December 11, 2007 -- HBO execs would prefer if Lawrence O'Donnell would keep his mouth shut on the subject of Mormons. [snip] [snip] But O'Donnell was on "The McLaughlin Group" Sunday denouncing the religion of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a "demented, Scientology-like . . . racist faith . . . based on the work of a lying, fraudulent criminal . . . [who was] anti-American, pro-slavery, and a rapist." Panelists Pat Buchanan, Monica Crowley and Eleanor Clift had trouble being heard......"
  • Death threat made against homeowner who killed burglary suspects

    12/11/2007 5:28:38 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 60 replies · 229+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 10, 2007 | Staff
    HOUSTON — An unknown man called in a death threat against a Houston-area man who fatally shot two suspected burglars in the back, authorities said Monday. The caller made the death threat shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, leaving a message with the Harris County District Attorney's Public Integrity Division. The message is laced with curse words and says Pasadena homeowner Joe Horn will be killed in retaliation for the deaths of the two men he shot Nov. 14, the Houston Chronicle reported in its online edition. "If you don't get an indictment, we're going to kill him and if he...
  • If Clinton Loses Iowa: Her 'Plan B' (On Drudge)

    12/11/2007 3:09:56 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 54 replies · 82+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 11 | BETH FOUHY and PHILIP ELLIOTT
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's backup plan if she falters in Iowa can be summed up in two words: New Hampshire. Clinton's Democratic team is preparing television ads here criticizing Barack Obama's health care plan and working to build what campaigns call a firewall. If the Obama presidential campaign ignites in Iowa, she wants to be ready to cool him off in a state where her organization is strong and her support has proven durable. This past weekend, the Clinton campaign already had volunteers going door-to-door with fliers criticizing Obama on health care, and possible TV ads against...
  • Libby Drops Appeal in CIA Leak Case

    12/10/2007 8:27:14 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 26 replies · 1,224+ views
    AP ^ | 12-10-07 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is no longer appealing his conviction in the CIA leak case, a tacit recognition that continuing his legal fight might only make things worse. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of perjury and obstruction but President Bush commuted his 30-month prison sentence in July. As a convicted felon, Libby will lose his law license and, in some states, cannot vote. He might have had a chance to avoid those consequences had he won on appeal, but at a new trial his commutation...
  • Claims Against Kan. AG Include Courthouse Sex, Harassment

    12/09/2007 7:11:07 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 34 replies · 923+ views
    MyFoxKC ^ | 12-9-07 | Staff
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- A sex scandal involving Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison could end up costing Johnson County big bucks. A former staffer and lover of Morrison's filed a sexual harassment claim against him with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. In a statement, Morrison admitted to having an extra-marital affair with Linda Carter, but denied harassment and other accusations.[snip] [snip]According to the Topeka Capital Journal, the relationship began two years ago when Carter was the director of administration for Morrison during his tenure as Johnson County District Attorney. Carter said the two engaged in sexual acts in vacant rooms in...
  • Free speech takes a hit (Canadian Human Rights tribunal)

    12/08/2007 7:20:56 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 18 replies · 94+ views
    Canada.com ^ | December 08, 2007 | Nigel Hannaford
    Free speech in Alberta has suffered a serious, and unexpected reversal, in the guilty judgment handed down by an Alberta Human Rights Panel on Stephen Boissoin. His critique of homosexuality in letters published by the Red Deer Advocate had been the subject of a human rights complaint and was declared "hate speech" by panelist, Lori G. Andreachuk. It is a bad situation. Fortunately, there appear to be avenues of appeal to restore free-speech sanity to Alberta.[snip] [snip]Boissoin, a youth pastor, was outraged when the Alberta government agreed to an Alberta Human Rights Commission invitation to fund gay-themed textbooks in schools....
  • State Spent $265K On Hawkins' Care (Mall Shooter Was State Ward For 4 Years)

    12/07/2007 5:27:05 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 44 replies · 58+ views
    KETV7 ^ | December 6, 2007 | Staff
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska spent $265,000 and four years trying to provide help to the 19-year-old who became the Westroads Mall shooter on Wednesday afternoon. Eight people were killed, in addition to the shooter, Robert A. Hawkins. Gov. Dave Heineman said Hawkins became a ward of the state on Sept. 17, 2002, but parental rights were not terminated and none of his siblings were state wards. Hawkins was terminated as a state ward on Aug. 24, 2006. sponsor Todd Landry, the director of Child and Family Services for the Department of Health and Human Services, said the state spent $265,000...
  • The Flaws In the Iran Report (John Bolton Reports)

    12/05/2007 9:00:14 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 43 replies · 108+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2007 | John R. Bolton
    Rarely has a document from the supposedly hidden world of intelligence had such an impact as the National Intelligence Estimate released this week. Rarely has an administration been so unprepared for such an event. And rarely have vehement critics of the "intelligence community" on issues such as Iraq's weapons of mass destruction reversed themselves so quickly. All this shows that we not only have a problem interpreting what the mullahs in Tehran are up to, but also a more fundamental problem: Too much of the intelligence community is engaging in policy formulation rather than "intelligence" analysis, and too many in...
  • Hillary, Rudy may know life after death

    12/05/2007 5:23:51 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 44 replies · 76+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 05, 2007 | Dick Morris
    It now seems possible, and some would say probable, that both front-runners for their party nominations will be wiped out in the early caucuses and primaries. It may well be that neither Hillary Clinton nor Rudy Giuliani win anything before the Florida primary on Jan. 29. Hillary is now behind in Iowa and her lead in New Hampshire has dwindled from an average of 19 percent in five polls in October to a 13 percent average in five polls in the first half of November to only 9 percent in four polls at the end of the month. In the...