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  • The Prodigal Son

    03/06/2007 7:06:19 AM PST · by Peach · 14 replies · 688+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 6, 2007 | William Tucker
    The other night I was having dinner with two friends in an Upper West Side restaurant when an extraordinarily loud group of about a dozen people settled into the next table. THE LONG KNIVES HAVE BEEN out for Giuliani ever since he started proving liberals wrong in the 1990s, and it's only going to get worse. "Him?" was the one-word headline on the cover story in New York last week, followed by, "New Yorkers may be surprised by how far Rudy Giuliani has come already. But that's only because we know him." As a footnote, it should be pointed out...
  • Not Since T.R.

    02/28/2007 10:01:51 AM PST · by Peach · 35 replies · 848+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | February 8, 2007 | R. Emmett Tyyrell, Jr.
    One also knows a political leader by the action he takes. As mayor, Mr. Giuliani took on the nanny state that city government had become, reducing the dependency that had one in seven New Yorkers living off government support. As for New York's huge welfare rolls, he more than halved them and had more than 100,000 welfare recipients finding work annually by 1999. He cleaned up the crime-ridden streets, cutting crime by 64% and murder by 67%. By cutting spending and taxes, he turned an economic basket case into an economic marvel. In eight years he reduced or extinguished 23...
  • Yes, Rudy Giuliani Is a Conservative

    02/28/2007 9:56:17 AM PST · by Peach · 216 replies · 2,198+ views
    FrontPage magazine ^ | January 25, 2007 | Steven Malanga
    Not since Teddy Roosevelt took on Tammany Hall a century ago has a New York politician closely linked to urban reform looked like presidential timber. But today ex–New York mayor Rudy Giuliani sits at or near the top of virtually every poll of potential 2008 presidential candidates. Already, Giuliani’s popularity has set off a “stop Rudy” movement among cultural conservatives, who object to his three marriages and his support for abortion rights, gay unions, and curbs on gun ownership. Some social conservatives even dismiss his achievement in reviving New York before 9/11. An August story on the website Right Wing...
  • Giuliani: A candidate to consider

    02/16/2007 5:44:47 AM PST · by Peach · 129 replies · 1,546+ views ^ | February 16, 2007 | Lorie Byrd
    If I thought the most important task the next American President would face would be dealing with abortion policy or protecting second amendment rights, a Giuliani candidacy would not arouse my interest. Because I will be looking to the next President first and foremost to address issues of foreign policy and national security, though, Giuliani is a candidate I am enthusiastically considering. snip When I look at candidates, though, I am considering the biggest challenges the next President will face. Americans are moving closer to the conservative position on abortion and gun control. Gone are the days that Democrats could...
  • GOP Hopes to Catch a Wave in California

    02/14/2007 6:33:17 PM PST · by Peach · 45 replies · 814+ views
    The Politico ^ | February 14, 2007 | Mike Allen
    During a swing through Northern California this week that included a close encounter with a mechanical milker, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani snitched a bite of blackened chicken quesadilla off a woman's plate at Mimi's Diner in Fresno. In Southern California next week, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will appear in the Los Angeles area with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to promote his climate-change policies and talk about how they can be taken national. Both stops are precursors of a seismic shift taking shape in presidential politics -- California as a top priority for Republicans. The nation's largest state has always...
  • Fox News to air unseen "9/11" TV movie footage(Blame Clinton scenes back in)

    01/26/2007 6:35:12 AM PST · by Peach · 29 replies · 1,527+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 26, 2007 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Fox News Channel says it has obtained controversial unseen footage from ABC's miniseries "The Path to 9/11" and will air the video during "Hannity's America" on Sunday night. Before "Path" aired in September, Democrats and former aides to President Clinton demanded changes to the miniseries, which revolves around the events leading up to the September 11 attacks, saying that it contained fictionalized scenes and unfairly blamed the Clinton administration for failing to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. Ahead of "Path's" broadcast, ABC was said to have made minor edits, including altering a scene in which an actor playing Sandy...
  • Campaign Allegation A Source of Vexation

    01/22/2007 4:35:08 AM PST · by Peach · 8 replies · 562+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2007 | Howard Kurtz
    Days after Barack Obama jumped into the presidential sweepstakes, he was hit with a thinly sourced story from his past--39 years in his past, to be exact. The allegation, by a conservative magazine, raised questions about whether the Illinois senator had been schooled in Islamic radicalism when he was all of 6 years old. Insight, a magazine owned by the Washington Times, cited unnamed sources in saying that young Barack attended a madrassah, or Muslim religious school, in Indonesia. In his 1995 autobiography, Obama said his Indonesian stepfather had sent him to a "predominantly Muslim school" in Jakarta, after two...
  • White House denies climate change U-turn

    01/16/2007 2:17:17 PM PST · by Peach · 69 replies · 880+ views
    Financial Times ^ | January 16, 2007 | Caroline Daniel
    The White House on Tuesday denied it was planning a U-turn on its climate change policy by embracing a system of formal caps on greenhouse emissions, despite rising pressure from European governments to change its stance. Although energy security will be a key theme in President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address next week, the White House issued an unusually public rebuttal of rumours about its climate change policy. Tony Snow, White House spokesman, said: “I want to walk you back from the whole carbon cap story...The carbon cap stuff is not accurate. It’s wrong.”
  • LIVE THREAD: 2:30 Press Conference Regarding Nifong's Request to be Excused from Duke Case

    01/13/2007 11:03:36 AM PST · by Peach · 255 replies · 5,272+ views
    FNC | January 13, 2007
    Press conference scheduled for 2:30 regarding Nifong's request to be excused from Duke case. FNC will carry live.
  • Nifong: I'll help Durham heal

    01/03/2007 5:01:28 AM PST · by Peach · 60 replies · 2,120+ views
    News Observer ^ | January 3, 2007 | Benjamin Niolet
    District Attorney Mike Nifong said after a private swearing-in Tuesday that he intends to help Durham heal the wounds of the Duke University lacrosse case. The prosecutor, who faces ethics charges for his public statements about the sexual assault case against three former lacrosse players, began his four-year term of office in a ceremony closed to avoid reporters.
  • Officers say U.S. soldiers ‘abused’ by al Qaeda inmates

    12/13/2006 11:28:31 AM PST · by Peach · 22 replies · 457+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | December 12, 2006
    Al Qaeda might be on the run in Afghanistan, but Osama bin Laden's agents are in the driver's seat at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Officers tell of daily attacks by al Qaeda inmates against U.S. military personnel, who are ordered not to respond. The officers have also been ordered to fulfill the religious, cultural and even entertainment needs of the inmates, including providing Arabic translations of Harry Potter. "I have never once since I've been down here ever heard of a detainee being abused, but I've seen the soldiers and sailors get abused," Staff Sgt. Thomas...
  • Vanity: What we can do to fight terrorism and how to ensure American doesn't become Islamocized

    10/27/2006 6:09:25 AM PDT · by Peach · 38 replies · 1,069+ views
    Because They Hate ^ | October 27, 2006 | Brigitte Gabriel
    Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America by Brigitte Gabrielle Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was 10 years old and living in Southern Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians. At that time, Lebanon was the only Christian-influenced country in the Middle East and the Lebanese Civil War was the first front in what has become the worldwide jihad of fundamentalist Islam against non-Muslim people. For 7 years, Brigitte and her parents lived in an underground bomb shelter....
  • VANITY: Information on Report that says Iraq war creating more terrorism

    10/13/2006 11:30:48 AM PDT · by Peach · 7 replies · 520+ views
    October 13, 2006 | Peach
    Freepers, I some information about the recent intelligence report that said, in part, that the war in Iraq was creating more terrorism. There was more to the report that the media didn't report, as it turns out, and that's the information that I need. Thanks in advance for any help provided. I'll check in later.
  • Support for Bush's handling of war on terror rises

    09/10/2006 4:28:32 PM PDT · by Peach · 22 replies · 1,038+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 10, 2006 | JULIE MASON
    WASHINGTON — Just about a week into his drive to highlight terrorism and national security, President Bush appears to be getting some new political traction. A CBS News/New York Times poll found 55 percent of Americans approve of how Bush is handling the anti-terrorism campaign, a slight increase from last month. In recent days, Bush delivered four major speeches and a national radio address on terrorism, bolstered by a quick round of network television interviews. If Bush's strategy for reminding Americans about the threat of terrorism helps Republicans in November's congressional elections, it will be in part because he's mining...
  • Partners in terror | Main Iraq and al-Qaeda Untied

    09/09/2006 10:18:42 AM PDT · by Peach · 13 replies · 514+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | September 9, 2006 | Mark Eichenlaub
    Much is being disputed about the contents and conclusions asserted within the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report attempting to compare, in three major sections, prewar Iraq intelligence estimates with postwar Iraq findings regarding ‘Iraq’s WMD Capabilities,’ ‘Iraqi Links to al-Qaeda’ and ‘Regime Intent.’ While it is being currently touted in media reports with the air of a comprehensive and definitive assessment, it is decidedly neither. This is the introduction of a collaborative series of analytical reviews of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee report titled, "Postwar Findings About Iraq's WMD Programs and Links to Terrorism And How They Compare With...
  • Vanity: The Saddam/Osama bin Laden Relationship

    09/09/2006 7:25:35 AM PDT · by Peach · 53 replies · 2,491+ views
    Peach | September 9, 2006 | Peach
    The media reported extensively in the 90's about the world's alarm at the growing relationship between Saddam and Osama. Clinton's federal indictment mentions their relationship. A federal judge finds Iraq partially responsible for 9/11 and finds for 9/11 families.
  • An Untrue Path

    09/08/2006 4:59:06 AM PDT · by Peach · 17 replies · 766+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 7, 2006 | Marc Peyser
    Former president Bill Clinton is blasting the ABC 9/11 docudrama “The Path to 9/11” for being inaccurate and unfair. You’ve got to love the irony of that. Wasn’t he the guy who hired Hollywood filmmakers to create a campaign biopic of his life? Sure, “The Path to 9/11” makes up dialogue, invents scenes and creates a composite character or two, but sometimes you have to craft the facts in a certain way to tell a complicated story. Just like sometimes you have to reconsider what the definition of “is” is when you don’t want people to know you’ve had an...
  • Newsman to Tony Snow: 'Don't Point Your Finger At Me!' (David Gregory)

    09/05/2006 3:35:58 PM PDT · by Peach · 349 replies · 10,524+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | September 5, 2006 | EP Staff
    NEW YORK A not especially eventful press briefing at the White House today turned rancorous with NBC's David Gregory telling Press Secretary Tony Snow, "Don't point your finger at me," and Snow accusing the newsman of being "rude" and delivering Democratic talking points. Earlier, speaking to reporters, Snow, continuing the administration's media focus on the war on terror, accused "some in the Democratic Party" of saying "we shouldn't fight the war" and "we shouldn't apprehend al-Qaeda" or even "question al-Qaeda." Snow got into a tussle with Gregory after the NBC journalist told him, in a lengthy remark, that the public...
  • LIVE Thread: President Bush War on Terrorism Speech

    09/05/2006 10:03:54 AM PDT · by Peach · 178 replies · 4,839+ views
    Fox News Channel | September 5, 2006 | Free Republic
    The president is scheduled to speak at 1:20 p.m. in what is being billed as a major speech in the war on terror.
  • Lame Plame Game Flames Out

    08/25/2006 4:41:30 AM PDT · by Peach · 49 replies · 2,575+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2006
    The much-publicized Plame civil suit is off to a bad start. The plaintiffs moved for permission to leave their residential address off the complaint. Judge Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia gave the motion short shrift: Plaintiffs ask that, ”[o]ut of respect for [their] privacy in light of their public visibility,” Pls.’ Mot. at 1, they be excused from complying with rules requiring that each party to a civil action include his or her full residential address in the caption of the “first filing by or on behalf of” the party. See L. Civ. R....