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  • News-7 poll: Webb Surges Ahead of Allen

    11/06/2006 10:18:02 AM PST · by Coop · 180 replies · 6,091+ views
    WDBJ ^ | 11/6/06 | ?
    Democrat Jim Webb has surged ahead of Republican George Allen in the last poll of the campaign, conducted for News-7 by SurveyUSA. The survey shows Webb with 52% of the likely voters, with 44% going to Allen. In five previous SurveyUSA tracking polls, the race was a virtual tie with Allen slightly ahead. Other late polls show the race much closer. A Mason-Dixon poll released over the weekend had Webb ahead by a point, and a Gallup poll released today has Allen up by three. The SurveyUSA poll also shows 42% support for the Marriage Amendment, but with 22% still...
  • Republican leaders believe their legendary ‘secret weapon' will turn the tide for Burns

    11/06/2006 8:36:22 AM PST · by Coop · 6 replies · 960+ views
    Conrad Burns for Senate/Missoulian ^ | 11/5/06 | Charles S. Johnson
    HELENA - Republican Sen. Conrad Burns may be facing the political fight of his life, but calm GOP operatives believe they have a secret weapon that will push him over the top in Tuesday's vote. For the first time, Republicans in Montana are putting into place the national party's vaunted 72-Hour Task Force for the final three days of the campaign, state GOP executive director Chuck Denowh said. It may be the party's ace in the hole. The highly sophisticated targeting, voter identification and get-out-the-vote program, or GOTV, was developed in the wake of the extremely tight 2000 presidential race....
  • "Bible Belt" boosts Bush, Republicans

    11/06/2006 6:12:43 AM PST · by Coop · 15 replies · 914+ views
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | 11/6/06 | Matthew Bigg
    DUBLIN, Georgia (Reuters) - Retired school teacher Martha Bobbitt thinks President George W. Bush is a good Christian with the right values. If he's gone wrong in Iraq, it won't change her vote. Opinion polls suggest Bush's Republican Party may lose control of the U.S. House of Representatives and possibly the Senate in national elections on Tuesday, dragged down by the unpopularity of the war in Iraq. But for millions of Americans, support for Bush runs deeper than the debate over the direction of the war on terrorism and can be summed up by what his backers view as old-fashioned...
  • Another GOP opportunity in the House? NRCC thinks so. MD-03

    11/06/2006 4:58:00 AM PST · by Coop · 25 replies · 1,576+ views
    Various ^ | 11/6/06 | Coop
    JOHN WHITE, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS IN THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF MARYLAND RECEIVES LATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM GOP Annapolis, MD, November 1, 2006 -- John White, Candidate for Congress in MD's Third Congressional District today announced his campaign has just received a significant cash infusion from the GOP. In thanking MD GOP Chairman John Kane, Governor Robert Ehrlich, and RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, Mr. White stated, "Our campaign has gained significant momentum in the last few weeks. Wal-Mart's announcement for the new $4 prescription program in MD, and the Common Causes's CNN story on special interest money in our...
  • Seventh District race gets dirty [Carson, IN-07]

    11/03/2006 9:41:53 AM PST · by Coop · 40 replies · 942+ views
    WHTR-13 ^ | 11/3/06 | David MacAnally
    Indianapolis - For the first time in a decade, Congresswoman Julia Carson is in a tough race for re-election. Her campaign started running a batch of positive image ads on the same day National Democrats go after her Republican opponent with the gloves off. Her yard signs sell love, but there is no love in fliers hitting some 7th District mail boxes attacking Congresswoman Julia Carson's opponent. "I'm absolutely shocked and appalled," says Republic Eric Dickerson. The ads were done by the National Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington and not by Congresswoman Carson. Carson told Eyewitness News "I'm outraged...
  • Vets for the Truth's billboards in PA-12 (Murtha)

    11/03/2006 5:26:28 AM PST · by Coop · 13 replies · 831+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 11/3/06 | IPWGOP
  • Full 54-minute Murtha ABSCAM Tape now available

    09/29/2006 4:55:09 AM PDT · by Coop · 22 replies · 2,258+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 9/29/06 | L. Eddy
    The question of whether Rep. John Murtha is a crook or not is now definitive. Congressman John Murtha’s full 54-minute ABSCAM meeting is out. An article in today’s American Spectator, based on the 54-minute video and scores of sworn testimony given by Murtha under oath, reveals a congressman anxious to cut a deal on his terms. The article includes a link to the full 54-minute video online. Here Everyone would expect a congressman who had a near-fatal brush with the ABSCAM scandal to steer as far away from further controversy and ethical questions as possible. This has not been the...
  • A New Line from Liberal Vets

    09/28/2006 5:50:43 AM PDT · by Coop · 37 replies · 856+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/28/06 | Editorial board
    ... John Murtha did his own version of Bill Clinton's recent tear on Fox News. Mr. Murtha's reaction was misdirected; the reporter represented Reuters, which is not known for vast right-wing conspiracy bona fides. The reporter: "...[y]our position paper calls for a pullout of all combat troops by 2008. Do you folks have a plan to prevent Iraq from becoming a failed state that could prove a breeding ground for more terrorism that could directly threaten the United States?" Mr. Murtha: "Where have you been? ...[i]t's cost over $400 billion today. Let me tell you they said that they would...
  • Atop my list of "Things to Do This Weekend"

    09/28/2006 5:11:57 AM PDT · by Coop · 111 replies · 3,267+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 9/28/06
  • Bob Kerrey, Wesley Clark to speak at Murtha's anti-war counter rally Saturday

    09/27/2006 5:05:03 AM PDT · by Coop · 71 replies · 1,344+ views
    <p>Sept. 26, 2006... Local Johnstown, PA station WJAC-TV announced during their 11PM news cast that former presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry will be speaking at the Murtha anti-war counter rally this Saturday. Murtha's counter rally is organized by former Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia. Former presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark is also expected to speak.</p>
  • Campaign Season Begins (hit piece on Vets for the Truth and Swifties)

    09/08/2006 6:11:32 AM PDT · by Coop · 61 replies · 894+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 9/5/06 | Richard Larsen
    Labor Day has always been considered the traditional start of the campaign season in an election year......contribute to the polarization that has been gripping this country for too long. People don't debate, they toss partisan-party and special-interest talking points back and forth. ...[b]ut we will print letters that arise from a writer's impassioned thoughts about the issues that surface during the elections... More insidious in the campaign process are the 527 groups... The groups are exempt from taxes under the [IRS] code if they collect funds to influence or attempt to influence "the selection, nomination, election or appointment of an...
  • Boot Murtha: President's Commentary

    09/04/2006 7:04:15 AM PDT · by Coop · 58 replies · 2,803+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 9/2/06 | Larry Bailey
    September 2, 2006 Well, it seems that my briefing have gotten a little behind schedule, and I apologize for that! In self-defense, however, I have to say that things have been hectic. Since the last update, a lot of things have happened, most of which Linda Eddy has already put up on the website. But let me just mention a few things that have happened and are still happening; we are on the MOVE! First, we have confirmed that the Oct. 1st rally will be indoors in a climate-controlled environment—in the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. Next, we have lined...
  • Descending on Johnstown (just a month away)

    08/29/2006 5:57:55 PM PDT · by Coop · 144 replies · 2,518+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 8/29/01 | Coop/VFTT
    Come to the National VFTT Boot Murtha Rally Sunday, Oct. 1st in Johnstown, PA Rally Location: Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 2 p.m. If you're considering going and spending the night, book your room now! The Max Cleland groupies that are rallying the day before aren't simply there to counter us. They're also trying to fill hotel rooms before we do.
  • Rumsfeld: Bush foes lack courage on terror

    08/29/2006 11:04:16 AM PDT · by Coop · 71 replies · 1,673+ views
    AP/CNN ^ | 8/29/06 | Unknown
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday accused critics of the Bush administration's Iraq and counterterrorism policies of lacking the courage to fight terror. In unusually explicit terms, Rumsfeld portrayed the administration's critics as suffering from "moral and intellectual confusion" about what threatens the nation's security. In remarks prepared for delivery to the American Legion's national convention, Rumsfeld recited what he called the lessons of history, including the failed efforts to appease the Adolf Hitler regime in the 1930s. "I recount this history because once again we face the same kind of challenges in...
  • Akron VFW post raises $40,960 for Alden Marine wounded in Iraq (LCpl Mark Beyers)

    08/25/2006 11:56:46 AM PDT · by Coop · 35 replies · 1,038+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 8/25/06 | Anthony Cardinale
    Marine Lance Cpl. Mark Beyers of Alden was handed a check for $40,960 Thursday evening from fellow veterans at Akron Post 3180, Veterans of Foreign Wars. "I'm still trying to take it in," he said as the three-hour party was breaking up. "I love the military family, I love the VFW, I love the community." Beyers, 27, who lost his right arm and leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq a year ago, was attacked and robbed of $300 with his wife, Denise, on July 22 as he was taking a break from rehabilitation in Walter Reed Army Medical Center...
  • Veterans Against Murtha

    08/25/2006 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Coop · 73 replies · 1,390+ views
    Dallas/Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 8/25/06 | Coop/Gordon Crow
    LETTERS, FAXES AND E-MAILS TO THE EDITOR (Star-Telegram) Veterans against Murtha Jim Wright and other Democrats have been bemoaning a potential "Swift-boating" of Democratic Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania. (See Sunday commentary "Another casualty of war.") Beautiful poetry aside, let's set the record straight. In 2004, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth provided a tremendous service by exposing the disgraceful Vietnam War conduct of John Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee. I happily donated to their cause and would proudly join them again in defense of our nation's military. But that stellar organization isn't involved with the planned Oct. 1 rally...
  • Stop Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid

    08/24/2006 11:29:01 AM PDT · by Coop · 29 replies · 803+ views
    Conservative Voice ^ | 8/24/06 | Nathan Tabor, John Hawkins
    Do you want to stop Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid from taking control of Congress? Do you want to keep them from cutting and running in Iraq, opening up the borders, and starting impeachment hearings on President Bush? You do? Well, so does Rightroots. Rightroots was formed by a group of bloggers who selected key races all across the country where a few thousand dollars in donations have the potential to make a big difference. Rightroots selected 18 candidates, none of which are incumbents or in contested primaries. Moreover, RR only picked candidates in competitive races, so that conservatives can...
  • It's been over three months -- so what??

    08/24/2006 6:34:34 AM PDT · by Coop · 29 replies · 1,357+ views
    Moi ^ | 8/24/06
    MATTHEWS: Draw us a picture of what happened in Haditha. MURTHA: Well I'll tell you exactly what happened. One Marine was killed and the Marines just said we're gonna take care...we don't know who the enemy is, the pressure was too much on them, so they went into houses and actually killed civilians and...I... MATTHEWS: Was this My Lai? When you say cold blood Congressman, a lot of people think you're basically saying you've got some civilians sitting in a room or out in a field and they're executed on purpose... MURTHA: That's exactly what happened. MATTHEWS: ...not because any...
  • The road to Haditha: changing face of war

    08/23/2006 5:16:07 AM PDT · by Coop · 48 replies · 2,636+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/22/06 | George Bryjak
    SAN DIEGO // On Nov. 19, 2005, a unit of Marines arrived at the Iraqi village of Haditha to remove the bodies of civilians reportedly killed by a roadside blast. What they found were infants, women and children shot in the face and chest and the body of a wheelchair-bound elderly man riddled with bullets. A group of Marines are under criminal investigation that could lead to murder charges in the slayings of 24 civilians in the western Iraqi village. Like Abu Ghraib, Haditha has become synonymous with war atrocities, in this case an alleged act of retribution for the...
  • Another Casualty of War? (Barf alert)

    08/21/2006 6:07:48 AM PDT · by Coop · 57 replies · 830+ views
    DFW Star-Telegram ^ | 8/20/06 | Jim Wright, former Speaker of the House
    [Poetry and flowery garbage edited out]...My point in reminding us of these lingering wounds of war that refuse to be healed is to ask that we take reasoned care to protect ourselves from the ultimate affliction of war -- that we should let it make us so insensitive to verbal venom that Americans begin, self-destructively, to hate and mistrust one another. That happened to us, tragically, in the bitterly prolonged Vietnam conflict. Americans mistrusted, protested, hated and insulted other Americans for simply disagreeing with them. [Coop note: Who did that, Jimmy?] Today, our self-appointed jihadist enemies could do the United...