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  • Latest Black Eye for New York Times

    03/26/2007 11:49:06 PM PDT · by windchime · 41 replies · 1,933+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/26/07 | John Gibson
    My friend Rick Leventhal, one of our best correspondents here at FOX News Channel, has a great story today about The New York Times, and he asks the question at the end: When are we going to hear an explanation from The Times? So far he hasn't got one. Here's the story: The Times evidently knew it was printing phony information in a recent story, but waiting a week to print a correction. In fact, it appears to have scheduled a correction for a week later and the only possible explanation is that reprinting the incorrect story would cost too...
  • Real Story Behind CIA Leak

    03/06/2007 5:54:52 PM PST · by windchime · 89 replies · 2,240+ views
    Fox News Corp. ^ | 3-6-07 | John Gibson
    So let me get this straight: Scooter Libby is going to jail for not remembering who he told what. He didn't lie, evidently. He didn't remember right, and that is a federal crime, of course, if you happen to be speaking to a FBI agent when your memory fails. But at the same time, the same Justice Department has taken the case of a high government official who lied, who stole classified documents, who destroyed those documents, and he's walking around free as a bird. They won't even ask him to take a lie detector test to determine if he...
  • Why Bush Justice rolled over for Sandy Berger

    01/25/2007 10:58:20 AM PST · by windchime · 194 replies · 6,221+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 1-25-07 | Jack Cashill
    As I watched these events unfold two years ago, I presumed that the Bush DOJ chose not to exploit these stories for reasons of national security. Although seemingly unrelated, both of these stories lead to the same larger secret, a secret that Berger risked his career to conceal, a secret that if revealed had the potential to destabilize the nation during a time of war. As I have since learned, however, the Bush White House is not fully in control of its own Justice Department and FBI. In truth, the decision to protect Berger may have more to do with...
  • Lawmakers Want Polygraph of Berger Over Stolen 9/11 Documents

    01/22/2007 9:31:43 PM PST · by windchime · 62 replies · 3,146+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-22-07 | FOX News' Molly Hooper and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department should administer a polygraph test to former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger to find out what documents he took from the National Archives in 2002 and 2003, Rep. Tom Davis wrote in a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales dated Monday. Davis, ranking Republican on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is leading a group of 18 lawmakers who say the Justice Department has been "remarkably incurious" about Berger's decision to remove documents relating to the Sept. 11 commission's inquiry into his role in helping prevent terror attacks during the Clinton administration.
  • Rockefeller 'Troubled' by Negroponte's Switch to State Department

    01/05/2007 6:23:12 AM PST · by windchime · 22 replies · 989+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1-4-07 | Melanie Hunter
    A top Democrat said Thursday he was "troubled" by the timing of the news that National Intelligence Director John Negroponte will assume the number two post at the State Department. Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it was unacceptable for top two posts in the intelligence community to be vacant at the same time. He cited the departure last May of Gen. Michael Hayden, Negroponte's then deputy, who left to head up the CIA.
  • Negroponte to be deputy secretary of state

    01/03/2007 5:20:55 PM PST · by windchime · 46 replies · 1,065+ views
    NBC News ^ | 1-3-07 | Andrea Mitchell and Robert Windrem
    John Negroponte, the director of national intelligence, has accepted the position of deputy secretary of state, NBC News has confirmed. The job has been open for months since the resignation of Robert Zoellick.
  • Fox Report: House Dems target billions of dollars in oil company tax breaks (Fix Clinton mistake?)

    11/25/2006 12:10:34 AM PST · by windchime · 30 replies · 1,456+ views
    Fox News Corp. ^ | 11-23-06 | Jim Angle, Fox News
    Special Report VIDEO regarding Democrat intentions to roll back subsidies to oil companies.
  • New York Times Mad Bush Administration 'Leaked' Iraqi Nuke Plan

    11/03/2006 4:11:25 PM PST · by windchime · 24 replies · 1,509+ views
    Fox News Corp. ^ | 11-3-06 | John Gibson's My Word
    This is exquisitely rich. Today The New York Times is accusing the Bush administration of an illegal leak of secret information, which may endanger American lives. Wow. No sense of irony over there at The Times. They can leak the NSA secret wiretapping program, they can leak the Treasury Department's secret program of following terrorist money, they can leak secret memos on the progress of the war, but none of that, evidently, seems to Times editors to endanger Americans. But this latest so-called leak by the Bushies does. And worse, the so-called leak is — get this — an Iraqi...
  • Proof the Mainstream Media Is Left Wing

    11/01/2006 10:03:59 PM PST · by windchime · 30 replies · 1,210+ views
    Fox News Corp. ^ | 11-1-06 | John Gibson's 'My Word'
    I have long thought the mainstream media is decidedly left wing. Now there's proof. The Center for Media and Public Affairs did an accounting of the network newscasts from September 5 thru October 22 and found an overwhelming liberal bias. On the "Big Three" network newscasts, the audit showed a clear jihad against the Republican Party. Only 12 percent of election stories that aired on NBC, ABC, or CBS could be regarded as remotely "favorable" to Republicans. In contrast, as The Washington Times put it this morning, "Democrats basked in glory." The study showed that 77 percent of news accounts...
  • Another bin Laden victory

    10/25/2006 4:00:58 PM PDT · by windchime · 23 replies · 1,711+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-25-06 | Michael F. Scheuer
    In a world where leading Western experts have consigned Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda to near-irrelevant status, the gangly Saudi is on the verge of seeing the forces he leads and inspires knock off their third infidel government. Not bad for a guy running from rock to rock and cave to cave.
  • Democrats' suit: No Foley notices at polling sites

    10/15/2006 8:48:35 AM PDT · by windchime · 24 replies · 1,027+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 14, 2006 | JENNIFER LIBERTO, Times Staff Writer
    The Florida Democratic Party doesn't want signs in polling places stating that a vote for the disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley is really a vote for his replacement, state Sen. Joe Negron of Stuart.
  • Fire, Blasts Rock U.S. Ammo Depot in Baghdad

    10/10/2006 2:45:47 PM PDT · by windchime · 112 replies · 5,681+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-10-06 | Fox News
    A fire broke out at an ammunition depot at a U.S. base in southeast Baghdad on Tuesday night, setting off a series of explosions, the U.S. military said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
  • Transcript: Counterterror Experts Debate Clinton Claims on 'FNS'

    10/02/2006 2:08:18 AM PDT · by windchime · 72 replies · 2,141+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 1, 2006 | Fox News
    The following is a partial transcript of the Oct. 1, 2006, edition of "FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace": "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" HOST CHRIS WALLACE: Bill Clinton said a lot of things in our interview last week. How much of it was true? Well, we've assembled a panel of experts to discuss just that: Daniel Benjamin, a counterterrorism expert for the Clinton National Security Council; Michael Scheuer, who ran the CIA unit that hunted Usama bin Laden; and Lawrence Wright, author of a behind-the-scenes new book on the run-up to 9/11 called "The Looming Tower." We should note we invited...
  • Clinton Camp Comes Out Swinging

    09/26/2006 10:08:10 PM PDT · by windchime · 114 replies · 2,740+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9-26-06 | John Gibson
    In all the hollering Bill Clinton started when he showed his roughneck followers how to fight dirty in his interview with Chris Wallace, there has been some conspicuous trifling with the facts by FOBs, friends of Bill, including one from his best friend — his wife — who already has a campaign chair for her presidential campaign when she hasn't even announced she is actually running. Look at a couple quotes, and you decide.
  • Harris to stump with president afterall

    09/20/2006 12:26:55 AM PDT · by windchime · 69 replies · 1,171+ views
    Palm Beach Post Washington Bureau ^ | September 20, 2006 | Larry Lipman
    On Tuesday morning, it looked like U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris was going to miss Thursday's rally in Orlando with President Bush and Republican gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist. Harris' schedule showed her participating in votes in Washington on Thursday for a series of House votes on immigration bills and then attending a River City Republican Club function in Atlantic Beach, near Jacksonville, around the same time as the evening rally.
  • Remarks With British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw After Meeting(with Secretary of State Rice)

    02/05/2005 3:38:19 AM PST · by windchime · 6 replies · 574+ views
    U.S. Department of State ^ | 2-4-05 | U.S. Department of State
    FOREIGN SECRETARY STRAW: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It has been a very great pleasure to welcome to London Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on her first official visit as the United States Secretary of State. And Condoleezza Rice has had a very good discussion this morning with the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and we too have had a very good bilateral discussion. And both the Prime Minister and I opened by congratulating Secretary Rice on her appointment and her endorsement by the Senate. In those confirmation hearings before the United States Senate, Secretary Rice said, and I quote,...
  • UK police quiz 12 terror suspects

    08/04/2004 5:26:24 AM PDT · by windchime · 60+ views
    CNN International ^ | 8-4-04 | CNN
    LONDON, England -- Anti-terrorist police in Britain are questioning 12 men held on suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities following coordinated arrests in a dramatic series of daylight raids. Police swooped in a planned operation at four locations Tuesday as part of inquiries into what they said was "alleged international terrorism."
  • Capitol Police Wary of Sharing Information

    08/02/2004 7:31:07 PM PDT · by windchime · 6 replies · 304+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8-2-04 | Peter Brownfeld
    WASHINGTON — Bucking the trend to break down walls between law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Capitol Police (search) has asked to be able to decline information requests from the executive branch. The Capitol Police insist this power is important to protect sensitive information from Freedom of Information Act (search) requests. The executive branch is subject to FOIA requests, but the legislative branch, of which the Capitol Police is a part, is not.
  • Israel PM slams WC-Palestinians hold UN resolution push until after US elections

    07/11/2004 12:07:31 PM PDT · by windchime · 14 replies · 377+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 7/12/04 | Yoav Lemmer
    PRIME Minister Ariel Sharon has lashed out at a world court ruling against Israel's West Bank barrier after Palestinian militants carried out their first deadly attack inside Israel in months. ........ "It is not without reason that the Palestinians are fighting against construction of the fence. They are well aware that completion of the fence will make it very difficult for them to continue with their acts of murder." ........ The Palestinians meanwhile decided to hold off pushing for a UN resolution against the barrier until after November's US presidential elections. "We decided that it was not wise now to...

    07/06/2004 4:01:25 AM PDT · by windchime · 47 replies · 2,714+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 6, 2004 | SARA NELSON
    "She talks in a way that I think would make Howard Stern blush," says Christopher Andersen, the author of "American Evita," a Hill bio from publisher William Morrow that appears in bookstores today. Hillary Rodham Clinton may have grown up in middle-class suburban Chicago, and graduated Wellesley and Yale Law School, but she swears like a sailor and can slice up enemies with her sharp tongue. Neither Hillary nor Bill Clinton cooperated on the project. That's no surprise, since the portrait Andersen paints of the former first lady — and, he suggests, presidential wannabe — is not pretty.
  • Opec heavyweights back production cut

    03/30/2004 9:43:19 PM PST · by windchime · 13 replies · 244+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 30 2004 | Carola Hoyos
    Most of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting countries on Tuesday favoured a cut of 1m barrels a day in oil output, despite increased concern in consuming countries that high crude prices threaten the world economy. Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest exporter of oil and Opec's most influential member, on Tuesday confirmed it wanted the group to reduce output to stem the rise in oil inventories in consuming countries and hinder a fall in prices as demand declines this spring. Ali Naimi, Saudi Arabia's energy minister, said on Tuesday:"More oil now will make a glut in the market and force prices...
  • Kerry Flatters Bush

    03/05/2004 2:23:42 AM PST · by windchime · 50 replies · 174+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/5/2004 | The Prowler
    PINNED DONKEY Presumed Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry makes his distaste for President Bush very apparent, from the way he utters "the guy's" name to the series of inaccurate statements he has made about the administration. But that doesn't seem to hold Kerry back from imitating the man he'd like to unseat. For example, when Kerry does wear an American flag pin on his suit jacket (there have been times when he eschewed it for political reasons), he wears the one given him by President Bush after September 11th. The President gave all of the U.S. Senators and Congressmen...
  • Straight talk in Arab world

    02/21/2004 10:10:12 PM PST · by windchime · 12 replies · 136+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 21, 2004 | Thomas L. Friedman
    The other day the always thoughtful Osama al-Ghazali Harb, a top figure at Egypt's semiofficial Al Ahram center for strategic studies, the most important think tank in Egypt, published an article in the country's leading political quarterly, Al-Siyassa Al-Dawliya, in which he chastised those Arab commentators who argue that the way in which the United States captured Saddam was meant to humiliate Arabs. "What we, as Arabs, should truly feel humiliated about are the prevailing political and social conditions in the Arab world -- especially in Iraq -- which allowed someone such as Saddam Hussein to . . . assume...
  • No Limit to How Low Kerry Will Go in Hunt for Big Money

    02/05/2004 6:41:12 AM PST · by windchime · 20 replies · 375+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Feb. 2, 2004 | Lowell Ponte
    Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts has a long political career, distinguished by his willingness to go further left in politics and lower for money than most other American politicians would dream of going. He has been largely unnoticed outside the liberal Northeast and the approving pages of leftist magazines and newspapers. But now, with Kerry the victor in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, it's time for America to wake up and smell the Kerry. Who is this gaunt and haunted, French-looking apparition nicknamed "Ichabod" by his preppy classmates? And what could America expect from a John...
  • Speech of John F. Kerry - Page S2479 Congressional Record

    02/04/2004 5:05:39 PM PST · by windchime · 17 replies · 667+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 27, 1992 | John Forbes 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, Vietnam has been discussed and written about without an adequate statement of its...
  • The Gift That Keeps Giving

    01/31/2004 3:14:59 AM PST · by windchime · 3 replies · 75+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2004 | Neil Cavuto
    <p>I'm was at this event Thursday and I overheard a discussion between two obvious liberals about the tax cuts (search).</p> <p>"We didn't need them," said one.</p> <p>"And we've gotten all we can expect out of them," said the other.</p> <p>"So let me get this straight: This tax cut feel good effect is already feeling bad?"</p>
  • Kate’s Take: No Vets’ Vet

    01/28/2004 3:16:52 PM PST · by windchime · 21 replies · 190+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 28, 2004 | Kate O'Bierne
    Thank you, Mac Owens — a fellow Vietnam vet has vetted Senator John Kerry's disgraceful antiwar record. Kerry's surprising win in Iowa is widely attributed to the "veterans and firefighters" who provided his get-out-the vote ground troops and we're told that his New Hampshire rallies include large numbers of enthusiastic Vietnam veterans. If some Vietnam veterans are drawn to a brother in arms who shares their pride in service they have hitched up with the wrong guy. Owens reminds us that former Navy Lieutenant Kerry's slanderous case against his fellow veterans was informed by the phony experiences of phony Vietnam...
  • Al-Arian Records Shredded

    12/10/2003 4:56:23 AM PST · by windchime · 19 replies · 161+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Dec 10, 2003 | ELAINE SILVESTRINI
    TAMPA - Original court documents relating to searches conducted in 1995 on Sami Al- Arian's home and office have been mistakenly destroyed by court employees. The documents were requested by Al-Arian's defense attorneys as part of the pretrial exchange of information in Al- Arian's upcoming trial on terrorism-related charges. It is unclear what effect the shredding will have on the case. The defense could ask the court to prevent prosecutors from using as evidence anything seized as a result of the warrants. ``I just don't know how this is going to play out,'' defense attorney William B. Moffitt said. ``I'm...
  • Russian election fails to pass democratic bar: observers

    12/08/2003 6:08:08 AM PST · by windchime · 4 replies · 58+ views
    Khaleej Times Online ^ | December 8, 2003 | AFP
    MOSCOW - International observers said on Monday that weekend parliamentary elections in Russia failed to meet many democratic criteria and called into question Moscow’s commitment to Western standards of democracy. “The elections failed to meet many OSCE commitments and to the Council of Europe and other international standards,” Bruce George, a top official from the pan-European OSCE rights and democracy body, told reporters. “It’s the shared and unanimous view that these deficiencies called into question Russia’s willingness to move towards European and international standards for democratic elections,” he added.
  • Justice Dept. Tightens Security in C.I.A. Leak Case(Wilson-Plame-Novak)

    10/29/2003 6:15:01 PM PST · by windchime · 4 replies · 100+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 29, 2003 | By DAVID JOHNSTON and ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 — Justice Department and F.B.I. officials have imposed tighter secrecy restrictions over the inquiry into the leak of the identity of a C.I.A. operative, government officials said on Tuesday. In an unusual step, they have removed the director of the F.B.I's Washington office from the list of officials with access to the case. The official, Michael A. Mason, one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's most senior managers, was taken off the list in an effort to restrict information about the case, the officials said.
  • CNN Poll: Should Terri Schiavo's feeding tube have been reinserted? (Larry King Show prep)

    10/26/2003 9:52:34 AM PST · by windchime · 57 replies · 331+ views ^ | 10/26/03 | CNN Wolf Blitzer
    <p>Wolf Blitzer's 'Late Edition' on CNN has a segment scheduled on the Terri Schindler-Schiavo situation with both sides being represented by respective attorneys.</p>
  • Terri Schindler-Schiavo (REP. PETER DEUTSCH (D), FLORIDA on HARDBALL)

    10/23/2003 1:21:58 PM PDT · by windchime · 24 replies · 190+ views
    HARDBALL-MSNBC ^ | 10-23-03 | Hardball-Chris Matthews
    MATTHEWS: Florida Governor Jeb Bush intervened to force doctors to reattach a feeding tube that a Florida man disconnected from his brain dead wife. What does the governor’s order mean politically? Here’s HARDBALL correspondent David Shuster.
  • Water System Security Plans, Maps Stolen (Tampa)

    10/15/2003 12:39:45 AM PDT · by windchime · 11 replies · 354+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | October 15, 2003 | VALERIE KALFRIN
    TAMPA - Officials rushed to reassure the public about the safety of the city's water supply Tuesday after someone swiped maps and instructions related to water-treatment-plant security systems from a consultant's truck. About 11:20 p.m. Monday, a security guard at an Amerisuites hotel, 11408 N. 30th St., alerted the consultant that someone had punched the lock of his 1996 Ford F150 and stolen contents of the truck, police said. The consultant, George W. Kennelly, 52, works for Protective Security Systems of Orlando, a subcontractor hired to help with security enhancements at the Tampa Water Department, officials said. He discovered a...
  • FREEP POLL-Should Terri Schiavo's feeding tube be removed? (Disabled Woman in Pinellas Co. FL)

    09/15/2003 5:17:43 PM PDT · by windchime · 40 replies · 303+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 9-15-03 | Tampa Bay Online
    For history see:Freepers call to action re. Terri Schindler-Schiavo. Make a complaint against Judge Greer:  
  • Buccaneer QB Champions School Choice In Pinellas

    08/07/2003 1:26:53 AM PDT · by windchime · 7 replies · 164+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Aug 7, 2003 | Steven Isbitts
    LARGO - For the second year, Buccaneers backup quarterback Shaun King has volunteered to be the first-string spokesman for Pinellas County's school- choice program. King, a Gibbs High School graduate, said he is a strong supporter of the initiative to end nearly 30 years of busing for desegregation in the county. ``It's something that's close to my heart,'' King said. ``You grow up in a community and a section of town, and it's kind of heartbreaking to have to leave that group every day and go to a school that's 40 minutes away. This choice plan gives the opportunity to...
  • Florida Students Join Writing Elite

    07/11/2003 4:58:54 PM PDT · by windchime · 6 replies · 125+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 11, 2003 | STEPHEN HEGARTY
    A decade after Florida began focusing on writing skills, the state's fourth-graders are among the nation's best young writers. Florida had the fifth-highest percentage of fourth-graders writing proficiently, according to results of the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress. The state's eighth-graders ranked 11th. Florida showed some of the biggest increases over time, and some of the biggest gains among minority students. The scores, released Thursday, were touted by Education Commissioner Jim Horne as evidence that Florida's school reforms are working, and that the focus on writing skills is paying dividends. Still, only a third of Florida's students are proficient...
  • Graham Takes Off the Gloves

    06/18/2003 2:59:05 AM PDT · by windchime · 15 replies · 23+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | June 18, 2003 | Keith Epstein
    Jun 18, 2003 Graham Takes Off The Gloves By KEITH EPSTEIN WASHINGTON - Like Clark Kent in the phone booth, Bob Graham has undergone a radical transformation in the race for national recognition - so much that lifelong friends don't always recognize him. ``Doesn't sound like him,'' said Robin Gibson, a lawyer close to Graham since the two were freshman fraternity brothers at the University of Florida. ``He's getting pretty strident.'' A cautious centrist by nature who rarely raises his voice in harsh invective, Florida's senior senator has enjoyed a long-standing reputation for reliability, kind words - and blandness....
  • Loss Estimates Are Cut on Iraqi Artifacts

    05/01/2003 3:55:38 AM PDT · by windchime · 54 replies · 268+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 5/1/03 | Alan Riding
    MISSING ANTIQUITIES Loss Estimates Are Cut on Iraqi Artifacts, but Questions Remain By ALAN RIDING BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 30 — Even though many irreplaceable antiquities were looted from the National Museum of Iraq during the chaotic fall of Baghdad last month, museum officials and American investigators now say the losses seem to be less severe than originally thought. Col. Matthew F. Bogdanos, a Marine reservist who is investigating the looting and is stationed at the museum, said museum officials had given him a list of 29 artifacts that were definitely missing. But since then, 4 items — ivory objects from...
  • GoGov Poll-Is George Bush truly a leader?

    11/13/2002 8:25:29 PM PST · by windchime · 33 replies · 2+ views ^ | 11-13-02 |
    Is George Bush truly a leader? Yes. Leaders take principled positions, something Bush has shown he is willing to do. No. He is only self-certain and certainly about to lead the U.S. in the wrong direction.
  • Coming soon: Jeb Bush praises McBride in TV ad- McAuliffe/Clinton/Clinton Fingerprints

    10/24/2002 10:51:22 PM PDT · by windchime · 31 replies · 136+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/25/02 | Mark Silva
    <p>Bill McBride, the Democratic nominee for governor, has bagged the biggest endorsement of his campaign: Republican Gov. Jeb Bush.</p> <p>"He really is one of the great Floridians of our time," Bush says of McBride -- the same opponent the governor has been attacking as a "reckless corporate lawyer" in ads for months.</p> <p>Bush's high praise, videotaped for an awards ceremony at McBride's former law firm in 1999, begins airing today statewide. The McBride campaign has made Bush's remarks the centerpiece of a new TV ad challenging the governor for running attack ads against McBride.</p>
  • EDUCATION: A Democratic champion- Students Win With Program Enacted by Republicans & 1 Democrat

    10/24/2002 5:55:08 PM PDT · by windchime · 12 replies · 66+ views
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 10/24/02 | Florida Times-Union Opinion
    <p>Voters should be aware of one significant fact about education in Florida, now that it has become an issue in the gubernatorial election campaign.</p> <p>Thousands of poor children who had been trapped in failing public schools now are getting a decent education because of the corporate tax credit scholarship program.</p>
  • Florida Class-Size Amendment Will Sow Destructive Seeds

    10/20/2002 8:18:51 AM PDT · by windchime · 23 replies · 631+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 10/20/02 | ED H. MOORE Special for The Tampa Tribune
    Florida Class-Size Amendment Will Sow Destructive Seeds By ED H. MOORE Special for The Tampa Tribune< Published: Oct 20, 2002 The Nov. 5 Florida ballot includes a proposed constitutional amendment that is a dangerous option for the future of Florida. Every aspect of gov ernment will pay the price if the citizens enact the class-size proposal, but the service that will suffer the most, if this unproven and highly expensive concept is successfully foisted upon the voting public, is public education. The Florida Council for Education Policy, Research and Improvement board estimates the costs of this amendment to be in...
  • McBride’s Story About Vicious Remarks Challenged by Veteran Washington Post Reporter

    10/18/2002 12:24:49 AM PDT · by windchime · 43 replies · 293+ views
    Bush-Brogan '02 ^ | 10/17/02 | Press Release Bush-Brogan
    For Immediate ReleaseThursday, October 17, 2002 McBride’s Story About Vicious Remarks Challenged by Veteran Washington Post Reporter Tallahassee -- McBride’s story about vicious remarks challenged by veteran Washington Post reporter. The veteran Washington Post reporter who yesterday broke the story about Bill McBride’s refusal to repudiate the recent vicious comments made by one of his supporters against Gov. Jeb Bush and his family, today challenged McBride’s assertion that he did not know about the remarks when he was asked for comment about them. The Post yesterday reported that just prior to McBride joining as an in-studio guest on Victor Curry’s...
  • McBride Traveling For Funds-Connect the Dots McBride/McAuliffe/Clinton/Clinton

    10/17/2002 11:35:38 PM PDT · by windchime · 14 replies · 267+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 10/18/02 | KEITH EPSTEIN
    Oct 18, 2002 McBride Traveling For Funds By KEITH EPSTEIN WASHINGTON - At the start of an out-of-state swing to generate much-needed campaign cash, Democratic candidate for governor Bill McBride assured a group of lobbyists, lawyers, fundraisers and other supporters at a private cocktail reception Thursday night that ``we're dead even'' with Gov. Jeb Bush. ``I'm new at this, but the wind is at our backs,'' McBride told the gathering of 60 people, including prominent Washingtonians, at the ornate Georgetown home of Smith Bagley, the politically influential heir to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco fortune. In the front hall, guests...
  • Sneering vs. mush; this is a debate?

    10/17/2002 12:50:12 AM PDT · by windchime · 8 replies · 178+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 10/16/02 | Howard Troxler
    Sneering vs. mush; this is a debate? By HOWARD TROXLER, Times Columnist © St. Petersburg Times, published October 16, 2002 --------------------------------------------------------- Gov. Jeb Bush and his Democratic challenger, Bill McBride, had an hourlong debate Tuesday morning on statewide radio. Bush was better than McBride but too snotty. He can't help it. McBride was woolly and ineffective. Apparently he can't help that either. Gov. It is a mark of our modern politics that the two parties have only dripping contempt for each other. No idea, no action or motive of the other side can possibly have any merit whatsoever. So they...
  • McBride Enlists Clinton In Campaign Fundraising- (McBride/McAuliffe/Clinton-Needs Cash)

    10/11/2002 11:42:30 AM PDT · by windchime · 22 replies · 118+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 10/11/02 | KEITH EPSTEIN
    Oct 11, 2002 McBride Enlists Clinton In Campaign Fundraising By KEITH EPSTEIN WASHINGTON - In New York, there will be a ``private luncheon'' at the posh St. Regis Hotel with a star drop- in guest, former president and political lightning rod Bill Clinton. A day before, it'll be cocktails and hobnobbing at the snazzy Georgetown home of the politically influential heir to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco fortune, Smith Bagley, a good Clinton pal, and his former ambassador-wife, Elizabeth. Indeed, Bill McBride will be busy next week, and has to be. Severely lagging behind Gov. Jeb Bush in campaign money,...
  • McBride's platforms still a few nails short

    10/11/2002 11:23:49 AM PDT · by windchime · 28 replies · 185+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 10/11/02 | HOWARD TROXLER
    McBride's platforms still a few nails short TROXLER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E-mail: Click here -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By HOWARD TROXLER, Times Columnist © St. Petersburg Times published October 11, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- While taking a pleasant stroll through a warehouse district the other day, I heard a great ruckus and the sound of hammering and sawing coming from behind a half-open garage door. I peeked inside and saw a number of Democrats. They were huddled in a circle around a work table, obviously laboring hard and as fast as they could. Now and then one of them would bang a thumb with a hammer and...
  • Bush Derails McBride's Focus-McBride/McAuliffe 'off track'?

    10/10/2002 9:35:58 AM PDT · by windchime · 11 replies · 207+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 10/10/02 | MIKE SALINERO and WILLIAM MARCH
    Oct 11, 2002 Bush Derails McBride's Focus By MIKE SALINERO and WILLIAM MARCH The Tampa Tribune TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Jeb Bush used two new anticrime initiatives Wednesday to paint his Democratic opponent, Bill McBride, as a man without a plan when it comes to public safety. Bush's tough-on-crime proposals include mandatory 25-year prison sentences for repeat sex offenders and new laws that would make it easier for sex-crime victims to get restraining orders against their attackers once they finish their jail time. The governor portrayed McBride as a one-note candidate in a state with a cacophony of problems. McBride has...
  • Bush,McBride truce fragile- ".media wizards who can make candidates eat their words."

    10/09/2002 6:30:54 AM PDT · by windchime · 11 replies · 131+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/9/02 | Mark Silva
    ELECTION 2002 Bush, McBride truce is fragile By Mark Silva Sentinel Political Editor October 9, 2002 TALLAHASSEE -- On the television screen, the stage that matters most in the political arena, Gov. Jeb Bush and rival Bill McBride have reached an uneasy truce. Since last month's primary election, the two candidates have waged a costly TV campaign that airs only positive pictures of themselves. This standoff, however, is unlikely to last. If McBride hopes to overcome Bush's narrow lead, he must engage the governor, experts say. With four weeks left until the election, this couple's engagement could get ugly. "It's...
  • 'Full Monty' Bush gets it exactly right

    10/08/2002 9:06:43 AM PDT · by windchime · 19 replies · 259+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/8/02 | Myriam Marquez
    COMMENTARY 'Full Monty' Bush gets it exactly right Myriam Marquez October 8, 2002 Democrats have their undies in a bunch over Gov. Jeb Bush's "devious" talk of "a full Monty" if voters approve small class sizes for all public schools. That Jeb, he's so naughty. Only in Florida, already the butt of late-night TV jokes about our seeming inability to count votes, would education become a "sexy" political topic. To throw in another political metaphor, watch the governor run with the ball on this one -- and win. Because he's right. Asking voters to say "yes" to the constitutional amendment...