Articles Posted by William McKinley

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  • Ehrlich: E-Mails Part Of Dems' Orchestrated Effort (MD4Bush-NCPAC)

    04/21/2005 6:05:06 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 69 replies · 4,257+ views
    WBAL-TV ^ | 4/21/05
    <p>The governor reacted strongly the day after private e-mails between a former aide and someone called MD4Bush became public.</p> <p>Gov. Bob Ehrlich reacted Thursday to the private e-mails that the 11 News I-Team first reported Wednesday. Collins said Ehrlich is using the e-mail messages to bolster his claim that the Democrats are behind an orchestrated effort.</p>
  • New York Fed's April Factory Index Climbs to 36.1

    04/15/2004 6:56:33 AM PDT · by William McKinley · 2 replies · 147+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 4/15/04
    A gauge of manufacturing in New York state rose more than expected this month as companies stepped up hiring to fill increased orders, signaling continued expansion, a Federal Reserve survey showed. The factory index compiled by the Buffalo branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York climbed to 36.1 this month from 25.3 in March. The measure has exceeded zero, showing that a majority of manufacturers said business improved, for 12 straight months... Economists had predicted an increase in the index to 28.25, based on the median of 38 estimates in a Bloomberg News poll. Projections ranged from 19.5...
  • Coincidences

    04/11/2004 6:10:07 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 9 replies · 74+ views
    The Belmont Club ^ | 4/11/04 | Wretchard
    <p>The circumstances fueling the account by by Lee Gordon of the London Telegraph has so many eerie similarities to the New York Times John Burns piece on the Golden Mosque that they fairly jump out. A team from a writer or newspaper respected by conservatives is captured on the road. The journalists are taken to a picturesque location where they are first greeted with hostility, then granted surprising liberty. A sense of shared danger bonds them with their captors. Scenes are provided to lend color. Due to a surprising coincidence, the captured journalists stumble on information every Western intelligence agency wants to know. The preparations to defend the Golden Mosque, the fate of the missing German counterterrorism agents. Then, as quickly as they were captured, they are released. Not for them is the long and slow incarceration of Terry Waite, but a hearty goodbye, encumbered only by the promise that they will tell the world the truth, on their word as Americans or Englishmen. Maybe their captors went to the same school.</p>
  • Former Governor Considers Senate Seat (Louisiana)

    04/08/2004 12:10:18 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 14 replies · 166+ views
    KPLC-TV ^ | 4/8/04
    Former Louisiana governor and congressman, Buddy Roemer, says he's considering a political comeback by jumping into the race to replace retiring US Senator John Breaux. Roemer says the Senate race interests him because -- quote -- Louisiana desperately needs to get its act together. His interest might also have been piqued by a recent poll conducted for a group of businessmen that showed him with 89 percent name recognition and 48 percent of the respondents saying they would at least consider voting for him. If he enters the race, he would become the second Republican in the race, joining US...
  • The Dead Of Fallujah

    04/02/2004 2:45:39 PM PST · by William McKinley · 54 replies · 1,413+ views
    Jay ^ | 4/2/04 | Jay Reding
    The Dead Of Fallujah Three of the four victims of the atrocity in Fallujah have been identified: Scott Helvenston, 38, was a former member of the US Navy SEALs who joined at the age of 17 and served until 1994. He then became a fitness instructor and actor, appearing in such films as GI Jane and Face/Off. He was the father of two sons, one 15, the other 13. His brother had this to say about Helvenston: He's a hero. He died supplying food to people who needed it. Democratic blogger "Kos" had this to say about Helvenston: I feel...
  • Bomb Found On Train In Spain (Not sure if it was on the plain or in the rain)

    04/02/2004 4:34:28 AM PST · by William McKinley · 86 replies · 300+ views
    The high speed trains in Spain were stopped earlier today due to a mysterious package being found. They have now confirmed that it is a bomb.
  • Richard A. Clarke 2002 PBS Interview for "John O'Neill: The Man Who Knew"

    03/22/2004 2:18:49 PM PST · by William McKinley · 17 replies · 133+ views
    PBS ^ | March 20, 2002
    How did you first meet John O'Neill? What were the circumstances? I didn't know John at the point where I first called him. He had been the number two FBI agent in Chicago. He was reassigned to headquarters in Washington to work on terrorism. He had driven all night, instead of flying -- driven all night to Washington. Instead of going to his apartment, the first thing he did, in the typical John O'Neill way, was to go to the office, go to headquarters. It was a Sunday morning; obviously no one was there. But I was in my office....
  • ABC's The Note: That SOB Knocked Me Down

    03/19/2004 9:11:54 PM PST · by William McKinley · 89 replies · 236+ views
    ABC ^ | 3/19/04
    (More on Snowboarding F'n Kerry)ABC News Kerry campaign reporter "Diamond" Ed O'Keefe, who, (not) incidentally, looks hot in his ski gear, files this exclusive report from atop Bald Mountain in Idaho: As Senator John Kerry carved his Burton snowboard down a green rated Upper College run, another skier interrupted his stride, colliding with the presumptive Democratic nominee at 9,010 feet. The slope-cade of two Ski Patrollers, several Secret Service agents, two journalists, one camera and one Kerry aide suddenly came to a halt. The Massachusetts Senator lay on the ground, removed his Smith sunglasses, and surveyed the damage. Assured that...
  • Senate race looking like it’ll be hotly-contested

    03/17/2004 4:37:16 AM PST · by William McKinley · 3 replies · 25+ views
    Citizen Online ^ | 3/8/04 | Bill Shipp
    Who is Johnny Isakson? Forget for a moment what you have read in newspapers or seen on TV about the 6th District congressman who is running for the U.S. Senate.If your information came only from e-mail and Internet commercials, you would know this cyberspace version of Johnny Isakson:• Isakson consistently votes in the House with Democratic leaders Dick Gephardt, Nancy Pelosi and (brace yourself) Barney Frank. Career-Republican Isakson is really a secret ally of ruthless labor unions, mean feminists, obnoxious gays and, worst of all, liberals.• Isakson supported legislation that would provide aid and comfort to child molesters and voted...
  • Charles McCoy (Ohio Sniper) Captured In Las Vegas

    03/17/2004 3:34:52 AM PST · by William McKinley · 79 replies · 247+ views
    Fox news alert.
  • Kerry's stances on Cuba open to attack [More lies, More taking both sides of issues]

    03/15/2004 5:13:42 AM PST · by William McKinley · 16 replies · 98+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/14/04 | PETER WALLSTEN
    John Kerry had just pumped up a huge crowd in downtown West Palm Beach, promising to make the state a battleground for his quest to oust President Bush, when a local television journalist posed the question that any candidate with Florida ambitions should expect: What will you do about Cuba? As the presumptive Democratic nominee, Kerry was ready with the bravado appropriate for a challenger who knows that every answer carries magnified importance in the state that put President Bush into office by just 537 votes. ''I'm pretty tough on Castro, because I think he's running one of the last...
  • The Boston Fog Machine (Don't Miss This One)

    03/14/2004 6:30:01 AM PST · by William McKinley · 46 replies · 350+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/14/04 | David Brooks
    The 1990's were a confusing decade. The certainties of the cold war were gone and new threats appeared. It fell to one man, John Kerry, the Human Nebula, to bring fog out of the darkness, opacity out of the confusion, bewilderment out of the void. Kerry established himself early as the senator most likely to pierce through the superficial clarity and embrace the miasma. The gulf war had just ended. It was time to look back for lessons learned. "There are those trying to say somehow that Democrats should be admitting they were wrong" in opposing the gulf war resolution,...
  • MA Legislature Gives Preliminary Approval to State Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

    03/11/2004 3:01:24 PM PST · by William McKinley · 53 replies · 352+ views
    Another Fox News alert.
  • California Supreme Court Orders a Halt to Same Sex Marriages

    03/11/2004 2:29:41 PM PST · by William McKinley · 126 replies · 459+ views
    Fox news alert.
  • Iraq council approves interim constitution

    03/08/2004 3:05:56 AM PST · by William McKinley · 44 replies · 250+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/8/04
    Iraq's United States-appointed Governing Council have gathered to sign an interim constitution crucial to US plans to hand sovereignty back to Iraqis, after Shiite Muslim politicians withdrew their objections. Sources close to the council's deliberations say it has passed a resolution to sign the constitution. The signing of the constitution has been delayed twice. The first delay was caused by bomb attacks on Shiites last Tuesday, which killed at least 181 people. Then last-minute doubts among Shiites forced the abandonment of a high-profile ceremony on Friday. Representatives of the five groups that backed out on Friday spent the weekend in...
  • Families of 9-11 Victims Rally Against Bush Warmongering

    03/05/2004 8:05:36 PM PST · by William McKinley · 30 replies · 593+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 9/11/03 | Sarah Furguson
    This week, the media will converge on ground zero, ready to milk the anniversary of 9-11. While the Bush administration claims to be acting on behalf of all Americans hurt by the attacks, a small but steadfast group of relatives of those killed on 9-11 continues to oppose the wars of retaliation being fought in their name. In simple, moving prose, writer David Potorti, who lost a brother at the World Trade Center, tells how this group of 80 grieving strangers came together as Peaceful Tomorrows, bound by the conviction that the deaths of their loved ones should not be...
  • Columnist Corrections [A well done spoof]

    03/04/2004 3:14:46 AM PST · by William McKinley · 3 replies · 134+ views
    A Maureen Dowd column from May 14th, 2003 quoted President Bush out of context regarding the threat posed by al-Qaeda terrorists. The quotation was taken from the president's May 5 remarks in Little Rock. The full text of his remarks follows: "That group of terrorists who attacked our country is slowly, but surely, being decimated. Right now, about half of all the top al-Qaeda operatives are either jailed or dead. In either case, they're not a problem anymore." The use of the partial quotation created the false impression that the president was dismissing the threat posed by al-Qaeda as a...
  • Utah Senate Passes Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

    03/03/2004 7:41:33 PM PST · by William McKinley · 31 replies · 229+ views
    Looking for a hard copy.
  • Virginia Beach, Va., Man Held in Plot to Aid Immigration of Middle Easterners

    03/03/2004 5:27:46 PM PST · by William McKinley · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Herald ^ | 3/3/04 | Tim McGlone and Matthew Jones
    Mar. 3--VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Federal agents arrested a gas station owner Tuesday morning on charges that he and others, including a Maryland lawyer, conspired to allow illegal Middle Eastern immigrants into the country. The agents stormed a home in the 1900 block of Abbotsbury Way, off Holland Road, and arrested Zulfiqar Ali, 43. Four others were arrested in Herndon, McLean, Potomac, Md., and Kingston, N.Y. An indictment filed in Greenbelt, Md., alleges that Ali and the others allowed an unknown number of illegal immigrants into the country from here to New York from 1998 to last year by filing...
  • CA Supreme Court Refuses To Block Gay Marriages

    02/27/2004 4:54:56 PM PST · by William McKinley · 223 replies · 494+ views
    Fox News
    They refused the Attorney General's request that they issue an injunction preventing further gay marriages to be conducted in San Francisco.
  • Election 2000: The Keys Point to Gore

    02/27/2004 1:01:46 PM PST · by William McKinley · 15 replies · 211+ views ^ | 10/2000 | Allan J. Lichtman
    To understand what is really going on in the presidential election of 2000 it is first necessary to ignore the ubiquitous polls and the day-to-day coverage of the campaign. Presidential elections are not decided by how well candidates perform on the campaign trial, but by how well the party in power has governed during the three and a half years before the campaign begins. A pragmatic American electorate decides in each presidential election whether or not the record of the incumbent party merits a new term in office. Based on the performance of the Clinton administration, Vice President Al Gore...
  • Safeguard the courts

    02/24/2004 5:13:24 PM PST · by William McKinley · 38 replies · 84+ views
    Should Congress divest the US Supreme Court of authority to hear certain categories of cases? Every American should be aware that there is now a strong move in the legislature to do just this. More than two dozen bills have been introduced in Congress -- 23 in the House and several in the Senate -- which would deprive the high or other federal courts of jurisdiction in such sensitive cases as abortion , busing, and school prayer. If the bills are passed, jurisdiction in these cases would be left to the courts of the 50 separate states. Grave constitutional issues...
  • As Kerry surges, feistiness seen slipping [CBS Gives Kerry A Mulligan]

    02/23/2004 1:48:36 PM PST · by William McKinley · 10 replies · 136+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/21/04 | Patrick Healy
    <p>John F. Kerry, wrangling with rival John Edwards over jobs and trade in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, arrived in this city with 26 percent unemployment yesterday and scored some political points off the Bush administration -- though not quite in slam-dunk fashion.</p>
  • About Face! Forward March! [Daschle's Repositionings]

    02/23/2004 12:41:48 PM PST · by William McKinley · 10 replies · 119+ views
    NRO ^ | 2/23/04 | Robert Moran
    The Democrat playbook is all too predictable. There's an old saying describing Democrat campaign tactics in conservative districts — "vote left, press release right."Tom Daschle's comments on Thursday were simply another work of art in a very full exhibition of this strategy. Comment A: "I give the effort (rebuilding of Iraq) overall real credit." Comment B: "It is a good thing Saddam Hussein is no longer in power. It is a good thing we are democratizing the country." The Rapid City Journal reported that Daschle "praised the Bush administration's war and nation-building work in Iraq and said he has no...
  • Santorum Wants Senate to Investigate Democratic Nominations Memoranda

    02/21/2004 4:40:56 PM PST · by William McKinley · 96 replies · 397+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/20/04 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Sen. Rick Santorum (R.-Pa.) says he wants an investigation of the content of controversial memos produced by the Democratic staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee to determine whether the Democrats committed any wrongdoing in their efforts to block President Bush's judicial nominees. Meanwhile, Majority Leader Bill Frist (R.-Tenn.) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah) appear content to let Senate Sergeant-at-Arms William Pickle investigate only how the memos came into the hands of Republican staffers--a probe that was inspired by the Democrats, serves the interests of the Democrats, and turns attention away from the far more serious question of whether...
  • Kerry me back

    02/13/2004 11:53:55 AM PST · by William McKinley · 7 replies · 144+ views
    The Power Line ^ | 2/11/04 | "The Big Trunk"
    <p>Hugh recalls that, contrary to Kerry's estimate, more than 750,000 South Vietnamese were forced into re-education camps and that more than 130,000 fled as part of the boat people exodus. More than a million citizens of South Vietnam fled the country after Kerry's opinion triumphed. Hugh asks whether Kerry's misjudgment on this score is a legitimate campaign issue. We join Hugh in thinking that it is.</p>
  • Hugh Hewitt's Blog Regarding Double Standards

    02/13/2004 11:14:11 AM PST · by William McKinley · 1 replies · 121+ views
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 2/13/04 | Hugh Hewitt
    February 13, 2004 Posted at 6:15 AM, PacificJohn Kerry denied the Drudge allegations on the Imus radio program this morning.  Great Britain's The Sun names the woman said to be at the center of the controversy and quotes her parents.  The dad on Kerry: "I think he's a sleazeball."  Slate's Timthy Noah has a lengthy post on the subject, as does Wonkette, and Andrew Sullivan., affiliated with the Philadelphia Inquirer, and "Best of the Web," a Wall Street Journal publication and prince of the blogosphere, also cover the story.What we have, then, is an interesting set of parallels. ...

    02/11/2004 9:23:58 AM PST · by William McKinley · 27 replies · 217+ views
    The Junkyard Blog ^ | 2/10/04 | B. Preston
    Over Cheerios, I caught a few minutes of Fox & Friends this morning. Can you believe E.D. is preggers again? If she keeps it up, the Weather Channel will steal her. But that's not what this post is about. I happened to catch Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford, one of the few sane Democrats, talking about the Bush AWOL v2.0 brouhaha and John Kerry's record as a senator. Generally, I like Ford. He seems reasonable. He seems honest. He seems like he'd make a good Veep nominee for hard-left cash and Kerry. But this morning, Ford seemed to be sipping from...
  • With antiwar role, high visibility [Kerry: A Candidate in the Making Pt III, Relevant to Drudge Bit]

    02/11/2004 7:30:09 AM PST · by William McKinley · 6 replies · 127+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/17/2003 | Michael Kranish
    <p>April 28, 1971, 4:33 p.m. President Richard M. Nixon takes a call from his counsel, Charles Colson.</p> <p>"This fellow Kerry that they had on last week," Colson tells the president, referring to a television appearance by John F. Kerry, a leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War.</p>
  • William F. Buckley Jr.'s June 8, 1971, West Point Commencement Address [Regarding Kerry]

    02/05/2004 4:38:10 AM PST · by William McKinley · 34 replies · 366+ views
    Let Us Talk of Many Things : The Collected Speeches ^ | June 8, 1971 | William F. Buckley, Jr.
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the text of William F. Buckley Jr.'s June 8, 1971, commencement address to the United States Military Academy at West Point. The speech appears here as it is in Let Us Talk of Many Things : The Collected Speeches. The morale in the armed services was low, reflecting the impasse and progressive demoralization in Vietnam, and especially the trial of Lieutenant William Calley for the massacre at Mylai. A drastic charge, flamboyantly made by decorated veteran John Kerry (now a United States senator from Massachusetts), had been rapturously received. Kerry ascribed to our soldiers in Vietnam...
  • VIETNAM INSERTED INTO CAMPAIGN (John Kerry, Senate - February 27, 1992)

    02/04/2004 9:16:12 AM PST · by William McKinley · 32 replies · 404+ views
    NRO ^ | Feb 27, 1992 | John F'n Kerry
    VIETNAM INSERTED INTO CAMPAIGN (Senate - February 27, 1992) [Page: S2479] Mr. KERRY. Mr. President, I also rise today--and I want to say that I rise reluctantly, but I rise feeling driven by personal reasons of necessity--to express my very deep disappointment over yesterday's turn of events in the Democratic primary in Georgia. I am saddened by the fact that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign, and that it has been inserted in what I feel to be the worst possible way. By that I mean that yesterday, during this Presidential campaign, and even throughout recent times,...
  • Prevailing myths of the Vietnam War

    01/31/2004 11:41:34 AM PST · by William McKinley · 60 replies · 1,985+ views
    JWR ^ | May 1, 2000 | Tony Snow
    THE VIETNAM WAR marked the first time in American history that we waged war not only against a foreign enemy, but against ourselves. Truth was the first casualty of that internecine fight, which means that now, on the 25th anniversary of our departure from Vietnam, many younger Americans know little about the war other than the grim idiocies passed on by the professors and the press. Let's refute some of those popular myths. [snip] Vietnam War protests set off an age of youthful idealism. [snip] Most protesters got involved not because they had lofty feelings about war and peace. They...
  • Edwards and Kerry Gain Among Democrats in South Carolina

    01/27/2004 7:47:00 PM PST · by William McKinley · 5 replies · 45+ views
    American Research Group, Inc. January 24, 2004Edwards and Kerry Gain Among Democrats in South CarolinaJohn Edwards and John Kerry have made the greatest gains in ballot preference among likely Democratic primary voters in South Carolina since mid-December according to a new survey conducted on the eve of the New Hampshire primary by the American Research Group. Ballot preference for Edwards in the February 3 South Carolina primary is now 21%, up from 8% in December and ballot preference for Kerry is now 17%, up from 2% in December. Ballot preference for Howard Dean is 9%, down from 16% in...
  • Flashback: NBC's "The Sixties" Slandering an Entire Generation of Warriors

    01/27/2004 1:30:10 PM PST · by William McKinley · 18 replies · 211+ views
    Claremont Institute ^ | Feb 13, 1999 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    There is plenty to criticize in the recent NBC mini-series "The Sixties." But for my money, the worst aspect of this dreadful contribution to the popular culture is the fact that it slanders an entire generation of fighting men: those who put their lives on the line in Vietnam. There is an undeniable orthodoxy associated with the Vietnam veteran. According to the conventional wisdom, those who served in Vietnam were largely young and poor. Minorities were disproportionately represented. They suffered unspeakable trauma. Many, if not most, committed or observed atrocities. The horrors of the war led many to turn to...
  • 3 More Soldiers Killed With A Roadside Bomb

    01/27/2004 12:53:48 PM PST · by William McKinley · 84 replies · 187+ views
    Fox news
    This is in addition to the three reported earlier. Completely different incident.
  • Islamism and the left in the Iranian revolution

    01/24/2004 6:30:17 PM PST · by William McKinley · 2 replies · 22+ views
    In 1979 Iran saw millions on the streets, and a general strike, in the overthrow of the huge, despotic military and police apparatus of the Shah (king), the USA's strongest ally in the region. It was a great anti-imperialist revolution. Or... was it a counter-revolution? Pretty much immediately after the Shah's downfall, the new regime, headed by Islamic clerics, started a drive which soon destroyed the Iranian left by mass executions and jailings; crushed all independent workers' organisations; put the country in the grip of a totalitarian terror worse than the Shah's tyranny; and enmeshed it in an eight-year-long,...
  • Famous American Strategist Calls for Support of Iranian Students (by SMCCDI)

    01/24/2004 8:48:59 AM PST · by William McKinley · 29 replies · 314+ views
    One of the most famous American analysts called, yesterday, for the increase of official US support of the Iranian Student Movement and the Secularist forces who are seeking to overthrown the Islamic republic regime. Dr. Jack Wheeler, the mastermind behind the famous "Reagan Doctrine", who was speaking in a public forum in Dallas (TX/USA), stated: "More than ever we shall adjust our policy and bring a public and firm support to the brave students and freedom fighters who are fighting against a barbarian and terrorist regime". "Without doubt, these young Iranians who are forming more than 70% of Iran's population...
  • The Cult of Rajavi

    01/23/2004 4:53:34 PM PST · by William McKinley · 10 replies · 147+ views
    NYTimes magazine via Cephas Library ^ | 7/13/03 | Elizabeth Rubin
       The Cult of Rajavi  By Elizabeth Rubin   For more than 30 years, the Mujahedeen Khalq, or People's Mujahedeen, has survived and operated on the margins of history and the slivers of land that Saddam Hussein and French governments have proffered it. During the 1970's, while it was still an underground Iranian political movement, you could encounter some of its members on the streets of New York, waving pictures of torture victims of the shah's regime. In the 80's and 90's, after its leaders fled Iran, you could see them raising money and petitioning on university campuses around...
  • Terrorism Q&A: Mujahedeen-e-Khalq

    01/23/2004 2:20:11 PM PST · by William McKinley · 22 replies · 301+ views
    Council on Foreign Relations
    What is Mujahedeen-e-Khalq? Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) is the largest and most militant group opposed to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Also known as the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, MEK is led by husband and wife Massoud and Maryam Rajavi. MEK was added to the U.S. State Department’s list of foreign terrorist groups in 1997 and to the European Union’s terrorist list in 2002 because its attacks have often killed civilians. Despite MEK’s violent tactics, the group’s strong stand against Iran—part of President Bush’s “axis of evil”—and pro-democratic image have won it support among some U.S. and European lawmakers. What are...
  • Inside a group caught between three powers

    01/23/2004 2:06:50 PM PST · by William McKinley · 4 replies · 80+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 12/31/2003 | Scott Peterson (unfortunate name)
    Mujahideen-e Khalq, an Iraq-based group founded to fight Iran's regime, may be expelled from its base this week. TEHRAN, IRAN – The day Masumeh Roshan had been praying for finally came in late September, when the Iranian mother traveled to Iraq to visit her only son - a teenager she says was lured into ties with terrorism. But the joyful reunion soon dissolved into tears at Ashraf Camp, where US troops are guarding some 3,800 militants of the Mujahideen-e Khalq Organization (MKO) - the only armed opposition to the ruling clerics of Iran. Ms. Roshan's militant son, they said, could...
  • Edwards Unleashed (Drudge: Edwards Breaks Campaign Caps)

    01/23/2004 5:53:42 AM PST · by William McKinley · 15 replies · 125+ views
    Drudge ^ | 1/23/03 | Drudge
    JOHN EDWARDS UNLEASHED: BREAKS SPENDING RULES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE In applying for federal matching funds to help finance his campaign, Dem presidential hopeful John Edwards pledged to adhere to "spending caps" in a letter to the FEC. "As a candidate seeking to become eligible to receive Presidential primary matching funds, I agree to the following provisions [including]... I and/or my authorized committee(s) certify that we have not incurred and will not incur qualified campaign expenditures in connection with my campaign for nomination in excess of the expenditure limitations prescribed by [the FEC]." through January 20, 2004, the DRUDGE REPORT...
  • Governor’s Poor Ratings are Steady-State (NJ)

    01/13/2004 9:49:52 AM PST · by William McKinley · 3 replies · 147+ views
    FDU ^ | 1/13/04
    <p>As Governor James McGreevey gives the annual State of the State address, his popularity remains lackluster. According to the most recent survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University ’s PublicMind, only 29% of registered voters in the Garden State think the Governor is doing a good or excellent job while 68% say he is doing only fair or poor. Moreover, only 25% of voters think the Governor has done a good enough job to deserve reelection while 58% would rather see a new person in the job.</p>
  • O'Neill On The Today Show

    01/13/2004 9:20:42 AM PST · by William McKinley · 49 replies · 99+ views
    THE TODAY SHOW Interview With Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill And Author Ron Suskind NBC's KATIE COURIC: Now to former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill. In a new book out today, Secretary O'Neill calls his former boss, President Bush, disengaged but eager for war in Iraq well before September 11th. Well, now the Treasury Department is investigating whether O'Neill improperly revealed classified documents to Ron Suskind, the author of that book called "The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, The White House and The Education of Paul O'Neill." Secretary O'Neill and Ron Suskind, good morning, nice to have you both....

    01/09/2004 4:03:22 PM PST · by William McKinley · 68 replies · 667+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 1/9/04 | John Derbyshire
    I am getting some very interesting sub-harmonics in my reader e-mail about the immigration thing. People are angry all over; but I am getting a fair amount of e-mail from people who are NOT angry, don't see what all the fuss is about, and are fine with massive illegal immigration from Mexico. A disproportionate number of these what's-the-fuss people write from Texas. Is Texas "special" in this regard? As compared to, say, California? One reader suggests that Texans have a much better-rooted sense of who they are than Californians do (heck, Texas was briefly a nation, wasn't it?), and so...
  • A Dean Of Good Conscience [Reprise]

    01/09/2004 3:42:23 PM PST · by William McKinley · 5 replies · 65+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 18, 2003 | R. Emmett Tyrell
    <p>Dr. Howard Dean poses for me an unanticipated moral dilemma. Throughout the 1990s, I debated him on a little-known public affairs show taped in Montreal -- beautiful Montreal, I should add. It is a grand city with much of the elegance of France and the added asset of having almost no native-born French.</p>
  • Back To Vermont

    01/07/2004 6:09:01 PM PST · by William McKinley · 2 replies · 77+ views
    Club for Growth TV :30 "Back to Vermont" (Iowa) Visual Audio Male, physically imposing but clean-cut looking husband with wife walking from barber shop. Husband turns to answer with mildly annoyed expression.  Wife takes over in mid-sentence. Husband cocks his head.Flash effect to transition out of shot of couple, replaced by words on a screen."Say NO to Howard Dean's GIANT TAX Increase.""PAID FOR BY THE CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE'S COMMITTEE." Announcer off-screen: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HOWARD DEAN'S PLANS TO RAISE TAXES ON FAMILIES BY NINETEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR?Husband: WHAT DO I...
  • Going Global

    12/31/2003 8:15:53 AM PST · by William McKinley · 6 replies · 192+ views
    In The National Interest ^ | 12/30/03 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    The Center for Reproductive Rights says that it has suffered “irreparable harm” because of a leak. The organization is a leader among American legal activists committed to the right to abortion. Somehow, several internal memoranda about the group’s future direction made their way to an organization on the other side of the debate: The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. The memos have caused some political embarrassment to the center—and may cause more damage to it still now that an attempt to quash the memos has failed. The memos may also raise the political stakes in an emerging debate about...
  • Another Jayson Blair?

    12/17/2003 3:25:09 PM PST · by William McKinley · 45 replies · 361+ views
    NRO ^ | 12/17/03 | Michelle Malkin
    Looks like the New York Times has another ugly Jayson Blair-like scandal on its hands. This time, the young minority reporter is Charlie LeDuff, a part Native-American, part-Cajun writer, known as a rising star and favorite pet of former executive editor Howell Raines. The hotshot LeDuff is now in hot water over his cribbing of anecdotes from someone else's book about kayaking down the Los Angeles River for his own Page One fluff story about — you guessed it! — kayaking down the Los Angeles River. An embarrassing correction published in the New York Times on Dec. 8 explained: An...

    12/17/2003 4:25:00 AM PST · by William McKinley · 60 replies · 90+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/17/66 | Dick Morris
    <p>December 17, 2003 -- ESPECIALLY now that the capture of Saddam Hussein could turn the Iraq war into a positive for George Bush, Howard Dean may turn to Hillary Rodham Clinton to be his vice presidential candidate. And, especially now that Al Gore has un-retired, Hillary might just accept.</p>
  • Reuters: DNA Test Confirms It Is Saddam

    12/14/2003 3:16:39 AM PST · by William McKinley · 10 replies · 116+ views
    How did they run such a test so fast?