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  • Political Video of the Day: Team Rudy & Judy

    03/16/2007 10:55:32 AM PDT · by msnimje · 32 replies · 724+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 14 Mar 2007 | Ryan Sager
    Politicians use their wives in campaigns. It's just how politics is played in the 21st century. Hell, even George Washington probably got some political mileage out of Martha. However, to anyone in attendance at the Giuliani fundraiser at the Sheraton in Midtown Manhattan this evening, watching Judith Giuliani introduce her husband, the former mayor, it became clearer than ever that Rudy Giuliani has some serious female problems. Yes, we all know about his three marriages — and particularly about his very messy and public divorce from his second wife, Donna Hanover. The question going forward, however, is how does he...
  • No Tennessee Waltz: can Fred Thompson make his race against Jim Cooper a referendum on Clinton Lite?

    03/12/2007 1:35:21 PM PDT · by msnimje · 63 replies · 1,271+ views
    National Review ^ | 27 June 1994 | Geoffrey Morris
    ~snip~ Thompson, meanwhile, advocates rolling back Clintonomics, fighting crime with tougher sentencing and the death penalty, reducing welfare rolls, enacting strict term limits, etc. On abortion, both Thompson and Cooper are pro-choice. But Thompson favors parental notification, Cooper voted against it. Cooper accepts money from the tobacco industry (a major Tennessee employer) while leading the anti-smoking crusade. Thompson proudly puffs a pipe. ~snip~
  • Rudy Giuliani Announces His GOP Presidential Candidate Exploratory Committee (Pro-Abortion)

    03/06/2007 5:50:59 AM PST · by msnimje · 63 replies · 730+ views
    Republicans For Choice ^ | FEB 2007 | RepublicansForChoice
    Febuary 2007 – Popular Ex-Mayor of New York, pro-choice Republican Rudy Giuliani, announced the creation of his 2008 Exploratory Committee. This is wonderful news for all Americans, especially GOP moderate Republicans who are counting on someone like Mr. Giuliani to help bring our Grand Old Party back to its roots – to once again be the Party of individual rights that advocates that the government that governs least is the government that governs best. He has been a supporter of Republicans for Choice since its earliest days. ~snip~
  • Mike Lukovich Cartoon

    01/08/2007 9:00:27 PM PST · by msnimje · 7 replies · 923+ views
    Al Jazeera Constitution ^ | 1/8/2007 | Dike Luckovich
    Disgusting cartoon by one of the worst in the country.
  • ABC Drama Marks 50th Anniversary of 9/11

    09/08/2006 11:28:06 AM PDT · by msnimje · 39 replies · 1,408+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | 8 Sep 2006 | Scott Ott
    (2051-09-11). As part of the nation’s month-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, ABC television tonight will show an educational drama called ‘The Path from 9/11‘. The docudrama recounts the initial resistance to global jihad mounted by the infidels of the former United States of America in the immediate aftermath of the great martyrdom operation. But then the tide turns in favor of the budding Islamic caliphate (Allah be praised!). As memories of the 2001 attacks fade, world opinion turns against the Great Satan. Then the Great Satan turns on itself, consumed from within by a toxic...
  • Giant panda cub born in Atlanta zoo

    09/06/2006 8:28:47 PM PDT · by msnimje · 21 replies · 1,757+ views
    CNN ^ | 6 Sep 2006 | CNN
    <p>ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Zoo Atlanta announced the birth of a giant panda cub Wednesday. On its official Web site, the zoo said the cub was born to Lun Lun at 4:51p.m. ET.</p> <p>The zoo announced little else but that the mother and cub appeared to be doing fine. A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday evening.</p>
  • Support the Alito Filibuster

    01/27/2006 1:42:05 AM PST · by msnimje · 63 replies · 1,830+ views
    John Kerry Website ^ | 27 Jan 2005 | John F. Kerry
    John F. Kerry has a filbuster petition.
  • Pennsylvania Governor: Rendell-Swann a Toss-up

    01/20/2006 9:37:43 AM PST · by msnimje · 20 replies · 407+ views
    Rassmussen ^ | 20 Jan 2006 | Rasmussen
    January 19, 2006--Our latest poll of the race for Pennsylvania governor shows Republican Lynn Swann, the former receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, narrowly leading Democratic Governor Ed Rendell 45% to 43%. Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters view Swann favorably; 47% view Rendell favorably. Swann formally declared his candidacy just two weeks ago, on January 4. But he has enjoyed early success in securing endorsements from two of six regional caucuses in his quest for the party nomination. The Republican state Committee will endorse a candidate on February 11. Rendell does much better against former Lt. Governor Bill Scranton III, leading...
  • Democrats abort deal on Alito vote

    01/16/2006 11:20:52 PM PST · by msnimje · 62 replies · 2,311+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    Senate Democrats have scrapped a "good-faith" agreement they made two months ago to allow the Judiciary Committee to vote today on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. "This is a new low in our confirmation process," said Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican. "Not only because it is virtually unprecedented, but also because it reflects a breach of trust." According to Judiciary Committee rules, either party can stall a nomination in committee for only one week, meaning that Judge Alito's nomination will likely be approved by the panel during an executive committee meeting next Tuesday. The entire...
  • Kennedy belongs to exclusive university club of his own

    01/12/2006 2:46:21 PM PST · by msnimje · 32 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy belongs to a social club for Harvard students and alumni that was evicted from campus nearly 20 years ago after refusing to allow female members. According to the online membership directory of the Owl Club, the Massachusetts Democrat updated his personal information -- including the address of his home that is in his wife's name -- on Sept. 7. The club has long been reviled on campus as "sexist" and "elitist" and, in 1984, was booted from the university for violating federal anti-discrimination laws, authored by Mr. Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy has spent much of this week's...
  • Moongazing reveals the chaotic world of Uranus

    12/23/2005 5:29:16 AM PST · by msnimje · 38 replies · 7,877+ views
    New Scientist.com ^ | 22 December 2005 | Kelly Young
    New orbital data on two moons of Uranus and two rings suggest the seventh planet may be a more chaotic place than thought. The two new moons, dubbed Cupid and Mab, were discovered in 2003 using the Hubble Space Telescope and archived images from the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Since then, the moons' discoverers, Mark Showalter of the SETI Institute and Jack Lissauer of NASA Ames Research Center, both in California, US, have refined the orbits of the moons and spotted two previously undetected dust rings. “To me, the exciting part of this discovery is the fact that there were these...
  • Frist links ANWR Oli to NY Times Immunity Bill

    12/21/2005 1:33:13 PM PST · by msnimje · 17 replies · 1,108+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 21 Dec 2005 | Scott Ott
    After failing to block a Democrat filibuster of a Senate defense bill which carried a provision to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said he would employ a rare parliamentary maneuver to finally achieve passage for the ANWR measure. “Today, we’ll introduce a bill to grant pre-emptive immunity from prosecution for treason to The New York Times and any government official who leaked classified information to the Times about the NSA anti-terrorist eavesdropping program,” said Sen. Frist. “The immunity bill will carry the ANWR drilling measure as an amendment. With support from...
  • High-court nominee asked about Bush spy program

    12/19/2005 6:39:03 PM PST · by msnimje · 43 replies · 802+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 19, 2005 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key Republican senator asked Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Monday about President George W. Bush's domestic spying order and whether war gives the president a blank check when it comes to civil liberties. In a letter to Alito, Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, who will preside at Alito's Senate confirmation hearing next month, also asked what approach he would use to assess Bush's authority. "Historically, the court has shied away from checking executive power while a military conflict was going on," Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, wrote the 55-year-old conservative in preparation for the hearing set...
  • Roberts Adheres to Precedent on High Court Revelry

    12/16/2005 8:20:32 PM PST · by msnimje · 10 replies · 690+ views
    Law.com ^ | 12-16-2005 | Tony Mauro
    There appears to be no war on Christmas at the Supreme Court. President George W. Bush and other federal officials have been criticized in recent weeks for not using the word "Christmas" in greeting cards or in describing parties or other traditional December events. But at the Supreme Court, employees were invited to the annual "Christmas Recess Party," set for today. At the party in the Great Hall of the Court, attendees will see a majestic fir that is decorated and unabashedly called a Christmas tree. This is nothing new at the Court, where the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist...
  • Murtha On The Record On Somalia

    11/22/2005 7:40:37 PM PST · by msnimje · 14 replies · 753+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog ^ | 22 Nov 2005 | Captain Ed
    Earlier today, I posted about John Murtha's stance on Somalia based on a Newsmax article. Various CQ readers have had an opportunity to research the subject further, and have discovered several references to the cut-and-run position Murtha urged on the Clinton adminstration -- advice it took, and helped to create the paper-tiger reputation that led to a decade of escalating attacks on the United States. These remarks come not from Newsmax but from Nexis searches of mainline press and from the Congressional Record itself. Let me be clear on one point. In 1993, many people espoused the cut-and-run position from...
  • Democrats Deny Having Pre-War Intelligence

    11/11/2005 12:36:00 PM PST · by msnimje · 86 replies · 2,222+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 11 Nov 2005 | Scott Ott
    November 11, 2005 Democrats Deny Having Pre-War Intelligence by Scott Ott (2005-11-11) — Democrats in Congress today rejected President George Bush’s accusation that they’re trying to rewrite history, which shows they supported the Iraq war based on the same intelligence that drove his decision to send in the troops. “We had no pre-war intelligence,” said Sen. John Kerry, “History will show that none of the leading Democrats had substantial intelligence. Anyone who remembers what we did then knows that the president is making a baseless allegation. I think history will bear out my contention that we Democrats lacked the intelligence...
  • Miers and the Duck Test: Quacking is not enough

    10/23/2005 11:26:00 PM PDT · by msnimje · 22 replies · 556+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 24 Oct 2005 | Alan Keyes
    The latest news about Harriet Miers' record hardly seems likely to assuage the concerns of conservatives in and out of the Senate who already have serious doubts about her conservative credentials. As president-elect and president of the Texas Bar Association, she supported (passionately according to one report) a scheme for preferential treatment of minorities and women that surely would pass the duck test as a quota system in the judgment of most conservatives. Doubtless Miers' supporters will stick with their reassurances about her conservative philosophy – whatever her personal views about quotas – while implying that in any case this...
  • Miers Firm Received Bush Campaign Payments

    10/21/2005 3:03:31 AM PDT · by msnimje · 21 replies · 468+ views
    AP ^ | 21 Oct 2005 | FRANK BASS
    WASHINGTON - George W. Bush's rising political fortunes provided a windfall for Harriet Miers' law firm. ADVERTISEMENT Campaign records show Bush's Texas gubernatorial campaigns paid Miers a total of $163,000 in legal fees, most of it for work done during the future president's 1998 re-election bid. Some senators are planning to explore Miers' legal work for Bush during her confirmation process to be the newest Supreme Court justice, but the White House says it won't release any memos detailing that work. "I think people across the country recognize the importance of attorney-client privilege," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan. Reports...
  • A Love That Was Benched by Their Careers (Miers and Hecht)

    10/09/2005 9:50:34 PM PDT · by msnimje · 51 replies · 1,294+ views
    LA Times ^ | October 8, 2005 | Scott Gold and Richard A. Serrano
    The long-standing relationship between high court nominee Harriet Miers and Texas jurist Nathan Hecht entrances and puzzles their friends. By Scott Gold and Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writers HOUSTON — He was a country boy who grew up on a wheat farm, she a city girl who played on her high school tennis team. The lives of Nathan Hecht and Harriet E. Miers began to intertwine in the early 1970s, shortly after they finished law school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. ADVERTISEMENT Soon, they were rising stars at the same law firm, and their lives seemed to be...
  • Ann Coulter Breaks Her Silence

    09/27/2005 4:01:25 PM PDT · by msnimje · 57 replies · 3,395+ views
    News Max ^ | Sept. 28, 2005 | Phil Brennan
    In what she described as her "first interview" for the paperback edition of her blockbuster bestseller, "How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)," conservative icon and author Ann Coulter says she is breaking a long silence to take on the liberal establishment, which is trying to fool people once again in the wake of Katrina and other controversies. We asked Ann about the timing of the new edition of her book. [Editor's Note: Get your copy of Ann's new book at a price cheaper than Amazon PLUS get our FREE report "Coulter's Fight" -- Click Here Now.] -Snip-...
  • CNN Reports Sonny Perdue to Shut Ga Schools Monday and Tuesday

    09/23/2005 1:01:48 PM PDT · by msnimje · 253 replies · 5,225+ views
    Chicken Noodle News ^ | 23 Sep 2005 | CNN
    Breaking New on CNN a few minutes ago. A reporter said Sonny Perdue is going to close Georgia's Public Schools Monday and Tuesday of next week to conserve fuel and energy.
  • Winning Through Intimidation (Dems SCOTUS Smear Campaign)

    09/20/2005 11:29:18 PM PDT · by msnimje · 10 replies · 803+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 21 Sep 2005 | Manuel Miranda
    The reactionary liberal effort in recent years to slow the march of progress by filibustering George W. Bush's judicial nominees was a political disaster for Senate Democrats in many ways, but it was successful in a few. Although most were ultimately confirmed, liberals stopped the president from placing young Grade A jurists on the federal appellate courts who, had they been confirmed a few years earlier, would now be perfectly suitable for Supreme Court elevation. This is exactly what liberals intended. Proof of that came in staff memos from Dick Durbin of Illinois, quoted by the Wall Street Journal in...
  • Defense Department Regular Briefing (Will you see this on the MSM?)

    09/20/2005 8:52:22 PM PDT · by msnimje · 6 replies · 396+ views
    Department Of Defense ^ | 20 Sep 2005 | DOD
    General Myers. GEN. MYERS: Thank you, Mr. Secretary. And good afternoon. As the secretary mentioned, we have seen successful elections in Afghanistan, demonstrating that perseverance and determination of the coalition and the Afghan government will indeed prevail. Afghan security forces have grown to more than 76,000 and continue to progress. And as you know, there are about 17,000 U.S. troops, more than 3,000 coalition forces, and more than 11,000 International Security and Assistance Forces, or the ISAF forces, presently providing security in Afghanistan. Sunday I was at home and got a call from General Eikenberry. And he said, "I'm sorry...
  • Army Photo of National Guard Delivering Supplies to SuperDome On WEDNESDAY (My Title)

    09/08/2005 12:29:45 AM PDT · by msnimje · 25 replies · 2,533+ views
    ARMY Katrina Militay Response ^ | 31 Aug 2005 | US ARMY PHOTO
    This site has photos of the Army Response. This photo and caption on the bottom right (last photo). National Guard multi-purpose utility truck brings supplies to the Super Dome in downtown New Orleans, La., on Aug 31, 2005. Tens of thousands of displaced citizens sought shelter at the dome, before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, but have been forced to evacuate as floodwaters continue to rise throughout the area. Department of Defense photo.
  • Hurricane Katrina: Why is the Red Cross not in New Orleans?

    09/07/2005 11:39:33 PM PDT · by msnimje · 61 replies · 1,926+ views
    American Red Cross ^ | 8 Sep 2005 | Red Cross
    Hurricane Katrina: Why is the Red Cross not in New Orleans? Acess to New Orleans is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities and while we are in constant contact with them, we simply cannot enter New Orleans against their orders. The state Homeland Security Department had requested--and continues to request--that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans following the hurricane. Our presence would keep people from evacuating and encourage others to come into the city. The Red Cross has been meeting the needs of thousands of New Orleans residents in some 90 shelters throughout the...
  • Why Didn't the Mayor of New Orleans Give His Citizens Food and Water -- VANITY

    09/05/2005 8:59:09 PM PDT · by msnimje · 20 replies · 365+ views
    ME ^ | 5 Sep 2005 | ME
    I have never posted a vanity before but I see all these trolls did it with nonsense and I have a question I want the smart people at Free Republic to discuss. Why didn't the Mayor Of New Orleans take food and water to his citizens at the Superdome and the Convention Center on Tuesday through Friday of last week? We have all seen the photos of the totally dry west bank and all those buses. Surely that big city had a warehouse or warehouses with bottles of water and food somewhere (or School cafeterias, grocery stores, etc) So the...
  • Defense Department Briefing on Ongoing National Guard Response to Hurricane Katrina

    09/04/2005 10:53:26 PM PDT · by msnimje · 16 replies · 522+ views
    Department Of Defense ^ | September 3, 2005 | DOD
    GEN. BLUM: Good morning gentlemen. I just got back late last evening from New Orleans and the stricken areas in Mississippi along the Gulf Coast, and if you want I’ll give you a quick assessment of what we’ve seen--Dramatic changes in the last 36 hours. The security situation in New Orleans continues to improve. The most contentious issues were lawlessness in the streets, and particularly a potentially very dangerous volatile situation in the convention center where tens of thousands of people literally occupied that on their own. We had people that were evacuated from hotels, and tourists that were lumped...
  • Local Politics in Pakistan Offers Hope for Democracy

    08/23/2005 11:18:30 AM PDT · by msnimje · 46+ views
    New York Times International ^ | August 23, 2005 | DAVID ROHDE
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Qaim Din Khan hopes a simple message will win him re-election on Thursday in Pakistan's most hotly contested elections in years. Akhtar Soomro for The New York Times Qaim Din Khan, running for re-election as nazim, a local official similar to a mayor, gestured to supporters on Friday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Enlarge This Image Akhtar Soomro for The New York Times Mr. Khan's "central election office" is a vacant lot on two-lane street in Rawalpindi. He faces three rivals for the office of nazim. "We installed transformers," he said. "Got streets paved." Mr. Khan's candidacy, approach and...
  • Specter Medical Announcement - Hodgkin’s disease

    02/16/2005 2:24:05 PM PST · by msnimje · 54 replies · 1,544+ views
    Senator Arlen Specter’s office just announced the senator has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. From the release: Senator Specter had experienced persistent fevers and enlarged lymph nodes under his left arm and above his left clavicle. He received testing on February 14th at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The testing involved biopsy of a lymph node and biopsy of bone marrow. The lymph node was positive for Hodgkin’s disease. The bone marrow biopsy showed no cancer. A follow up PET scan and MRI at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania on February 16th established that Senator Specter has...
  • A CNN Executive Says G.I.s in Iraq Target Journalists

    02/08/2005 1:46:36 AM PST · by msnimje · 54 replies · 2,469+ views
    New York Sun ^ | February 8, 2005 | RODERICK BOYD
    The head of CNN's news division, Eason Jordan, ignited an Internet firestorm last week when he told a panel at a World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, that the American military had targeted journalists during operations in Iraq. Mr. Jordan, speaking in a panel discussion titled "Will Democracy Survive the Media?" said "he knew of about 12 journalists who had not only been killed by American troops, but had been targeted as a matter of policy," said Rep. Barney Frank, a Democrat of Massachusetts who was on the panel with Mr. Jordan. In an interview with The New York...