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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....
  • LIVE Thread: AG Gonzalez to comment on NSA wiretap ruling

    08/17/2006 1:02:27 PM PDT · by Peach · 148 replies · 6,328+ views
    FNC | August 18, 2006 | FNC Press Conference
    Press conference to start shortly; podium is set up waiting for Gonzales.
  • IL: Obama Warns of Gas Guzzling Cars in Town Hall Meeting

    08/15/2006 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Peach · 62 replies · 1,350+ views
    News Channel 6 ^ | August 14, 2006 | Staff Report
    Illinois Senator Barack Obama warns citizens at his 50th Town Hall meeting about gas guzzling. It was among many points made to the standing room only audience at the Metropolis Community Center. Obama spoke on everything from DC politics to global warming. He says part of the blame for the world's higher temperatures rests on gas guzzling vehicles. Obama says consumers can make the difference by switching to higher mileage hybrids. Today the Senator said, "It would save more energy, do more for the environment and create better world security than all the drilling we could do in Alaska." After...
  • Plane-Bomb Bottles Found

    08/13/2006 6:37:25 AM PDT · by Peach · 250 replies · 5,603+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 13, 2006
    British cops investigating the airline bomb plot have reportedly found scores of bottles that had been filled with the components for liquid chemical bombs in outdoor garbage bins. The bottles contained liquids including peroxide, which can trigger an explosion when mixed with other chemicals and ignited with a small spark, Britain's News of the World reported today. The newspaper also reported authorities had uncovered 30 other radical Islamist murder plots - and that among the airline bomb-plot suspects were a mom-and-dad suicide couple who planned to take their baby with them on the mission. Eight of the suspects are believed...
  • Islamofascism — an enemy like no other

    08/04/2006 1:45:02 PM PDT · by Peach · 33 replies · 953+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 4, 2006 | Larry Elder
    "If other people in al Qaeda are really as sadistic as this guy seems to be, then we're really in for a long and awful war." National Public Radio's Daniel Schorr made this comment about the anti-American courtroom tirade of Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th hijacker. Yes, Mr. Schorr, the Islamofascists — the ones who want us dead — are, indeed, that "sadistic."
  • Israel's Peculiar Position

    08/04/2006 3:19:33 AM PDT · by Peach · 4 replies · 348+ views
    Info Israel ^ | May 26, 1968 | Eric Hoffer
    The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it, Turkey threw out a million Greeks, and Algeria a million Frenchman. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese-and no one says a word about refugees. But in the case of Israel the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab. Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than...
  • Heat wave has senator sticking to beliefs

    07/26/2006 6:05:33 PM PDT · by Peach · 22 replies · 616+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | July 26, 2006 | Jim Myers
    WASHINGTON -- First came the Al Gore movie, and then there was the Tom Brokaw television documentary. Now, a heat wave with triple-digit temperatures is gripping much of the nation. Is U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, who believes that manmade global warming is "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," losing the public relations battle on that issue? The Oklahoma Republican and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee concedes that those on the other side of the global warming debate have dominated the air waves lately, but he remains confident that his side will be proved...
  • Iraqi PM Maliki Address to Congress

    07/26/2006 8:00:55 AM PDT · by Peach · 169 replies · 4,614+ views
    Fox News Channel | July 26, 2006 | Free Republic
    Iraq Prime Minister Maliki to Address US Congress any moment. Post your comments here.
  • LIVE Thread: Liar Joe Wilson on MSNBC shortly

    07/17/2006 5:14:00 PM PDT · by Peach · 86 replies · 1,822+ views
    MSNBC | July 17, 2006 | MSNBC
    Joe Wilson to be interviewed on Keith Olberman's show on MSNBC in a few minutes. This despite saying the other day during his press conference he wouldn't be giving interviews.
  • New power struggle emerging in mideast

    07/15/2006 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Peach · 15 replies · 960+ views ^ | July 15, 2006 | Thomas L. Friedman
    When you watch the violence unfolding in the Middle East today, it is easy to feel that you've been to this movie before and that you know how it ends — badly. But we actually have not seen this movie before. Something new is unfolding, and we'd better understand it. What we are seeing in Iraq, the Palestinian territories and Lebanon is an effort by Islamist parties to use elections to pursue their long-term aim of Islamizing the Arab-Muslim world. This is not a conflict about Palestinian or Lebanese prisoners in Israel. This is a power struggle within Lebanon, Palestine...
  • LIVE Thread: Robert Novak's interview with Brit Hume

    07/12/2006 2:40:15 PM PDT · by Peach · 627 replies · 15,802+ views
    Fox News | July 12, 2006 | Fox News
    Robert Novak sits down with Brit Hume to discuss the Varlie Plame case; tonight during the 6:00 EST hour.
  • Iraq How-to Manual Directed Arab Military Operatives In Afghanistan

    07/06/2006 4:12:32 AM PDT · by Peach · 41 replies · 728+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2006 | Ray Robinson
    An Arab regime, possibly Iraq, supplied how-to manuals for Arab operatives working throughout Afghanistan before 9/11, and provided military assistance to the Taliban and Al Qaeda. That's the most likely conclusion drawn from an apparent training manual unearthed in captured Iraqi government computer files translated and analyzed exclusively for Fox News, and made public for the first time.,2933,202277,00.html
  • Peace and Quiet Four projects for righteous anti-war types

    06/27/2006 9:13:37 AM PDT · by Peach · 7 replies · 451+ views
    Slate ^ | June 27, 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    The Daily Kos lot received such a Niagara of ridicule for their meeting in Las Vegas (Alexander Cockburn's column in The Nation, available in a slightly different form on the Counterpunch site, making me almost feel sorry for them) that I now feel guilty for piling on. In particular, I feel that I ought to retract what I said on Hugh Hewitt's radio show last week, where I mentioned the self-important bloggers and Joseph Wilson-cultists in the same breath as those who are gathering—in quite another city—to indict the Bush administration for secretly sponsoring the assault of Sept. 11, 2001....
  • Making love in the White House is even better

    06/27/2006 7:17:15 AM PDT · by Peach · 43 replies · 1,390+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2006 | Jeff Dufour
    Because he was the first Democrat to step up and say publicly last year that he’s exploring running for president, we can assume that Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) is plenty interested in the office. But like most other men, apparently there are things that interest him more. Speaking to a group of 130 twenty- and thirty-something supporters of his leadership PAC last Thursday, Biden indicated that while he thinks he could be an effective chief executive, as far as the job itself goes, he could take it or leave it. “I’d rather be at home making love to my wife...
  • Vanity - WMD, what we've found and what the left wants you to forget

    06/22/2006 7:34:34 AM PDT · by Peach · 92 replies · 2,043+ views
    Various | June 22, 2006
    Yesterday, Rick Santorum and Pete Hoekstra announced they had successfully pressed the Department of Defense to de-classify a report concerning the 500 WMD that our military has found in Iraq since 2003. Santorum said that the report warns about the hazards that the chemical weapons could still pose to coalition troops in Iraq. "The purity of the agents inside the munitions depends on many factors, including the manufacturing process, potential additives and environmental storage conditions. While agents degrade over time, chemical warfare agents remain hazardous and potentially lethal," Santorum read from the document. Democrats are trying to portray this as...
  • Vanity: Former Iraqi Republican Guard to head Al Qaeda in Iraq

    06/19/2006 5:42:50 AM PDT · by Peach · 53 replies · 834+ views
    Several Sources | June 19, 2006 | Mark Eichenlaub
    Saddam - al Qaeda connection. al Baghdadi is a man leading the insurgency in Iraq currently. He was a Republican Guard officer for Saddam, companion of Zarqawi since the start of the war AND HAS BEEN FRIENDS WITH BIN LADEN SINCE MEETING HIM IN AFGHANISTAN
  • Reporter who wore sunglasses while asking President question today is not blind

    06/14/2006 11:27:20 AM PDT · by Peach · 362 replies · 13,912+ views
    Reporter Paul Wallsten, a leftist reporter, asked the president a question today during the press conference while keeping his sunglasses on. The president commented on the sunglasses in this exchange: Bush: You gonna ask your question with shades on? Wallsten: Yes... Bush: But there's no sun out here. Wallsten: It depends on your perspective. Bush: Touché. Daily Kos nutjobs are claiming that Wallsten is blind. Unless it happened recently, I think the nutjobs are just making stuff up (again). Wallsten is featured on the left of this picture:
  • VANITY: Defeat the leftist lies that Al Qaeda wasn't in Iraq before the war

    06/14/2006 8:52:58 AM PDT · by Peach · 227 replies · 4,454+ views
    Two major issues were used by the President in the run up to war with Iraq. One was the WMD issue and the other was Iraq's support for Al Qaeda. Since the war began in March 2003, the Democrats and media have repeatedly lied to the American public that Saddam didn't have a relationship with Al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden. They have been permitted to lie without challenge by Congressional Republicans or the President or his administration. It is well past time that we educate Republican Congressmen and the conservative media, and try to encourage Tony Snow and Karl...
  • Death of a Monster (Former freeper writes article)

    06/08/2006 8:39:06 AM PDT · by Peach · 19 replies · 867+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 8, 2006 | Dan Darling
    AS INFORMATION CONCERNING HIS DEMISE continues to surface, the death of Abu Musab Zarqawi marks the end of one of the most accomplished mass murderers in the modern history of terrorism. According to the claims of responsibility released by his own group in Iraq, Zarqawi and his followers have conservatively murdered thousands of Iraq civilians and hundreds of coalition soldiers--in addition to perpetrating the February 2006 bombing of the al-Askariyyah Mosque in Samarra that instigated a wave of sectarian violence across the country. Born Ahmed Fadel Nazal al-Khalayleh, Zarqawi was first identified as a major threat during a meeting of...
  • Man Arrested in Death of Clemson Student

    06/07/2006 3:45:34 AM PDT · by Peach · 43 replies · 861+ views
    AP ^ | June 7, 2006 | DUNCAN MANSFIELD
    Jerry Buck Inman, 35, was arrested without incident late Tuesday after sheriff's deputies spotted his car driving past his parents' home in Dandridge, about 30 miles east of Knoxville, Jefferson County Sheriff David Davenport said. "He showed back up, and by God we got him and we're going to send him back to South Carolina," Davenport told The Associated Press. Inman was arrested on warrants for murder, rape and kidnapping, and was being held in the county jail pending a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Tiffany Marie Souers, a 20-year-old civil engineering junior from Ladue, Mo., was wearing only a bra when...
  • Inside the Cult of Kos

    06/06/2006 10:36:00 AM PDT · by Peach · 143 replies · 4,080+ views
    Time magazine ^ | June 5, 2006 | ANA MARIE COX
    "If I cared what commenters said, I'd kill myself." In the high-octane non-stop flame war that is the political blogosphere, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga knows how to get attention. He's kidding, of course. We're talking about the rhetorical excesses that can spill out of the impassioned debate that takes place on his creation,, the world's most popular political blog. Compact and wiry, Moulitsas, 34, exudes quivering intensity. He speaks in staccato paragraphs, punctuated by intense stares and a raised eyebrow. His eyes bulge slightly outward, as if reacting to the pressure of all the ideas inside his head. Many of...
  • On a Marine Base, Disbelief Over Charges

    05/30/2006 6:00:23 AM PDT · by Peach · 308 replies · 5,679+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 29, 2006 | Carolyn Marshall
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., May 29 — In this "company town" where everything and everyone caters to the well-being of the Marine Corps, there is no shortage of people, both military and civilian, who are willing to give the benefit of the doubt to the troops accused of unjustified killings last November in Haditha, Iraq. Relatives and neighbors gathered near the shrouded bodies of civilians said to have been killed by marines in Haditha, Iraq, in November.
  • Huge fire in cargo section of Istanbul airport

    05/24/2006 6:04:23 AM PDT · by Peach · 122 replies · 4,430+ views
    FNC,CNN | May 24, 2006
    Thousands evacuating airport. Huge fire and flames. Explosions heard as the fire rages. No indication what caused the fire.
  • LIVE Thread: General Hayden's Confirmation Hearing

    05/18/2006 6:06:18 AM PDT · by Peach · 857 replies · 18,770+ views
    Freeper input | May 18, 2006
  • Disagree, don't destroy

    05/17/2006 5:06:46 AM PDT · by Peach · 189 replies · 1,969+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 17, 2006 | Lorie Byrd
    While many (by "many" I am referring to those normal, non-political junkie types) think politics is dry and boring, there is actually lots of drama involved – especially recently. I'm not even talking about bimbo eruptions, intern encounters, or escort services. No, I'm referring to the classic drama that is the family fight. In the past year alone, the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, the Dubai ports controversy, out of control spending, and now immigration have disrupted sweet harmony in the conservative Republican family. Perhaps emboldened by the outcome of the Miers nomination, some conservatives that issued...
  • Pride cometh before a Faull

    05/16/2006 3:19:36 PM PDT · by Peach · 21 replies · 926+ views ^ | May 16, 2006 | Mike S. Adams
    Yesterday, I got a hate mail from a feminist at Bucknell. I will do the same three things with this hate mail that I have done with so many others. First, I will reprint it. Second, I will ridicule it. Third, I will submit it to my editors for financial gain. The first order of business is the reprint: From: Katherine Faull ( Subject: RE: Buck naked at Bucknell In response to following story on Mt [sic] Rupprecht has not been given permission to reprint my email to him in your column and certainly not to publish my...
  • Hatch: Court Briefed on Bush Surveillance

    05/16/2006 1:58:51 PM PDT · by Peach · 25 replies · 676+ views
    Yahoo and AP ^ | May 16, 2006 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON - Two judges on the court that approves warrants for intelligence surveillance were told of the broad monitoring programs that have raised recent controversy, a Republican senator said Tuesday. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said that at least two of the chief judges on the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court had been informed since 2001 of the White House-approved National Security Agency operations. "None raised any objections, as far as I know," said Hatch, an Intelligence Committee member who was chosen to a select panel to oversee the NSA's work. Hatch made the comment in answering a question in an interview...
  • Edwards defends choice to mention Cheney's gay daughter in debate

    05/10/2006 3:25:14 PM PDT · by Peach · 80 replies · 3,814+ views
    Associated Press and Charlotte Observer ^ | May 10, 2006 | BETH FOUHY
    John Edwards defended his decision to mention the sexual orientation of Vice President Dick Cheney's openly gay daughter in a 2004 debate, rejecting Mary Cheney's criticism in a newly released book. Attending a labor rally in New York on Wednesday, Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, was asked about Mary Cheney's comments about the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee. In her book, "Now It's My Turn," Cheney called Edwards a "total slime" and argued that he tried to use her sexual orientation as a political tool against her father. She said she mouthed an expletive after Edwards praised the Cheney...
  • LIVE Thread: Black Panthers to hold news conference at Duke at 10:00

    05/01/2006 6:43:02 AM PDT · by Peach · 158 replies · 5,074+ views
    Fox News Channel | May 1, 2006
    FNC just announced the Black Panthers will be holding a news conference at Duke University at 10:00 a.m. est.
  • 1,000 Iraqis at risk of nuclear contamination, says IAEA

    04/24/2006 5:59:51 PM PDT · by Peach · 15 replies · 466+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 25, 2006 | Ian Traynor
    More than 1,000 Iraqis who live south of Baghdad within the bombed and looted complex that was once the centre of Saddam Hussein's nuclear programme are at acute risk of radioactive poisoning, the UN's nuclear authority said yesterday. The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency said it was launching a clean-up operation at the Tuwaitha plant, 14 miles south of Baghdad, and appealed for international involvement in what it said would be a long-term challenge. "This is a huge task, one that could take many years," said Dennis Reisenweaver, the IAEA safety expert in charge of the clean-up. The priority was...
  • LIVE Thread: Presidential Press Conference (full transcript at post #114)

    04/10/2006 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Peach · 125 replies · 6,007+ views
    April 10, 2006
    Press conference now. The president is taking questions.