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  • Editorial: We recommend Bush in GOP race for land commissioner ("minimally experienced")

    02/13/2014 6:38:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/11/14 | Editorial Board
    As Texas land commissioner, Jerry Patterson was a staunchly conservative, hard-charging powerhouse. We didn’t always agree with him, but he commanded respect. Too bad, now that he’s running for lieutenant governor, the GOP primary doesn’t boast a candidate of similar caliber. Voters must choose between the minimally experienced George P. Bush and his tea party opponent, David Watts. In this race, Bush is the better choice. The 37-year-old energy consultant no doubt benefits from his family’s political dynasty. But Bush told us that, while he respects his family, his persuasiveness on the campaign trail is what will sway voters toward...
  • George P. Bush stumps in Valley, says Abbott’s comments ‘taken out of context’

    02/13/2014 5:53:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 2/12/14 | Karen Antonacci
    HIDALGO — George P. Bush began his four-minute speech to an audience of 40 in Spanish. Looking around the three-quarters full room at the Hidalgo Chamber Wednesday afternoon, the Republican primary candidate for Texas Land Commissioner said he wanted support from Democrats. He emphasized that he is proud of his “Spanish heritage.” Bush, 38, is the nephew of former U.S. President George W. Bush and the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush. His mother is Columba Bush, who was born in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. When asked how his non-Hispanic and famous surname would affect his chances with...
  • George P. Bush running: Return of a Texas dynasty? (Flashback)

    02/13/2014 5:57:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor AP ^ | 3/13/14 | Will Weissert
    George P. Bush running for Texas land commissioner? Will George P. Bush, the grandson of George H. Bush, continue the political dynasty? George Prescott Bush filed the official paperwork Tuesday to run for Texas land commissioner next year, hoping to use a little-known but powerful post to continue his family's political dynasty in one of the country's most-conservative states. A Spanish-speaking attorney and consultant based in Fort Worth, Bush is considered a rising star among conservative Hispanics, and his political pedigree is hard to match. He is the grandson of former PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush, the nephew of former President George...
  • George P. Bush: “My message to dreamers is to keep dreaming” (Flashback)

    02/13/2014 6:13:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Voxxi News ^ | 10/22/12 | Toni Belchi
    For George P. Bush, the nephew of the former U.S. President, George W. Bush, the Latino vote “has a critical importance in the national election, specifically in states like Florida, Nevada and Colorado,” and he has a message for the dreamers, “keep dreaming” to reach U.S. citizenship. -snip- VOXXI: What does Spanish language represent for you? You father, former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, speaks Spanish very well. And you? George P. Bush: (In Spanish) More or less. I have to practice (Spanish) in Texas. English is the first language everywhere but I’m proud of my Hispanic heritage. When I...
  • Judd still looking to move back to Kentucky for race in the future, Democratic advisor says

    04/11/2013 2:28:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/10/2013 | Nick Storm
    In what was probably the most reported on tweet in political history since the Anthony Weiner scandal, actress Ashley Judd’s run against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell was put on hold in 140 characters. The brief media frenzy that ensued before she ended speculation could all come back to the commonwealth. Jonathan Miller, the former two-term state treasurer and one-time gubernatorial and congressional candidate, told Pure Politics that Judd might move back to her old Kentucky home. “I do really think she’s thinking about moving back to Kentucky permanently,” Miller said in an in-studio interview with Pure Politics. Miller said Judd...
  • Jennifer Granholm: God Shut Down Republican Convention

    08/26/2012 10:47:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/26/12 | John Nolte
    This is a real howler coming from a woman replaced by a Republican after her failed policies rained as much misery on the State of Michigan as any hurricane. But let's talk about the real issues, and that's the media. If some obscure, no-name Republican City Councilman in some unincorporated small Southern town tweeted these exact words out after President Obama's convention was delayed by a hurricane, right now it would be the lead on Politico, Andrea Mitchell's wig hair would be on fire, Michael Steele and Joe Scarborough would've called a joint press
  • Breaking : Ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey to run for his former Nebraska seat

    02/29/2012 11:39:08 AM PST · by sunmars · 75 replies · 56+ views
    OMAHA, Neb. — Former Sen. Bob Kerrey is reversing course and says he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for the Nebraska seat he once held. Kerrey’s announcement Wednesday comes just weeks after he publicly rejected a run to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson. It’s also just two days before Nebraska’s candidate filing deadline. The 1992 presidential candidate and former Nebraska governor previously said not running was in his family’s best interest. Kerrey’s announcement gives new hope to national Democrats desperate to stop Republicans from netting four Senate seats this fall and regaining control of the chamber. But it’s also sure...
  • Mitt Romney drops bombshell from his past

    11/22/2011 8:07:53 AM PST · by dragonblustar · 113 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 21, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Via ABC News' Michael Falcone, who got his hands on an interview with Mitt Romney in a forthcoming issue of People magazine:
  • Tea Partier challenges Boehner for House seat

    09/17/2011 11:11:41 AM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 238 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | September 17, 2011 1:35 PM | Staff
    CBS/AP) CINCINNATI — A tea party activist is challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in the 2012 Republican primary. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that David Lewis announced his candidacy on Friday. Lewis, 26, is the father of a 2-year-old girl, and says he plans to run on a single issue — Boehner's support of a federal budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood, which he calls "the largest killer of unborn babies in America." Lewis told the newspaper he plans to run graphic...
  • Tarryl Clark takes up residence in the MN 8th district.

    05/08/2011 12:30:52 PM PDT · by NorthStarStateConservative · 11 replies
    Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) ^ | 5/9/2011 | John Lundy
    Tarryl Clark, who tried to unseat Michele Bachmann from Congress in 2010, wants to take on Chip Cravaack in 2012. Clark told the News Tribune on Saturday that she is filing papers with the Federal Elections Commission to seek the Democratic nomination for the 8th District seat and will send an e-mail and video to supporters on Monday announcing her intentions. Clark and her husband, Doug, have purchased a condominium in Duluth where she will spend “a good chunk” of her time during the campaign, she said. They will maintain their residence in St. Cloud, Minn., where Doug Clark works....
  • Terry MacAuliffe Visits Ultra-Liberal Bates College

    03/19/2011 6:01:22 AM PDT · by bogeybob · 24 replies
    Lewiston Sun-Journal ^ | March 19, 2011 | Mark Laflamme
    The truth from McAuliffe's view is this: Democrats have worked tirelessly for decades to create jobs and reduce debt. Whenever the Republican Party takes over the White House, the opposite is true.
  • Sen. Rockefeller: FCC should shut down Fox News and MSNBC

    11/19/2010 5:12:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 18, 2010 | R Scoop
    Sen. Rockefeller, in a more rare and honest moment, says that he is tired of the Right and the Left and that we’d all be better off if the FCC would shut down Fox News and MSNBC. That’s interesting, because the FCC doesn’t have any jurisdiction over cable whatsoever. At least not yet. You see, Rockefeller says he hungers for quality news and believes that the FCC should play a part in facilitating that end. He believes that without the extremes of Fox News and MSNBC, the American people would have more faith in their government, would have better political...
  • GOP's Whitman courts Latinos, re-states opposition to AZ law

    Washington (CNN) - The Republican who wants to be the next governor of California has a message for the state's Latinos: "Meg Whitman es una candidata diferente." Translation: "Meg Whitman is a different kind of candidate." The former eBay CEO released two Spanish-language television ads as part of a calculated courting of the state's 13.5 million+ Hispanics. "She is the Republican who opposes the Arizona law…" an announcer says in one of the ads. Many Latinos have vented anger at Arizona's passing of the nation's toughest immigration law. It requires law enforcement agents to "determine the immigration status" of anyone...
  • New player anteing up | Libertarian Demo Agoris seeking ‘12th’ seat

    05/07/2010 6:44:56 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 3 replies · 211+ views
    The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat ^ | April 16, 2010 | editorial
    — Welcome to the race, Demo Agoris. As you read here Sunday, Demo Agoris – a Libertarian Party candidate – will be on the ballot for the special election May 18 in the 12th Congressional District. He will go up against Republican Tim Burns and Democrat Mark Critz to see who will complete the late John Murtha’s term through year’s end. Agoris would seem to be a longshot to beat out both of the traditional party candidates. However, we hope his presence in the race allows for more issues to be discussed and additional viewpoints to be considered. Actually, Agoris...
  • SNL alums throw fundraiser for Al Franken in L.A.

    04/28/2010 11:30:38 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 19 replies · 514+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 4/28/10 | Eric Roper - Staff Reporter
    Sen. Al Franken's Saturday Night Live buddies from days past are teaming up to throw him a fundraiser in Los Angeles this weekend. Dan Aykroyd and his wife Donna are hosting a star-studded affair at the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. Friday evening. Former SNL comics Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon are slated to make guest appearances. Proceeds from the cocktail and dinner reception will go to "Franken MVPs," a new joint fundraising political action committee which benefits Franken's campaign and leadership PACs. Guests can pay a minimum of $2,400 per person to be a "cast member," or pitch...
  • Citizens United Foes Seek a McCain Stand-In (McCain may attack conservatives after beating J.D.!)

    04/15/2010 9:36:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 2,371+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2010-04-16 | Matthew Murray
    (snip) Elias and other observers say that the day of reckoning for possible McCain support is Aug. 24, when Arizona voters take to the polls to decide the 2008 GOP presidential nominee’s fate against his primary opponent, GOP former Rep. J.D. Hayworth. Many observers speculate that after the primary, McCain may pivot toward the middle and could ultimately back a Schumer-Van Hollen bill.“Perhaps he’s planning on voting for it, but because of political considerations or other things he just doesn’t want to be out front,” Elias said. “At the end of the day, it may very well be that he...
  • Ford not running against Sen. Gillibrand

    03/01/2010 4:35:20 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 12 replies · 583+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3-1-10 | FREDRIC U. DICKER AND MAGGIE HABERMAN
    ALBANY - Tennessee transplant and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. has decided not to challenge unelected incumbent U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, it was learned tonight. “I heard from Harold Ford and he has decided not to run,'' said Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the Kings County Democratic chairman who had strongly indicated a willingness to back Ford. “After giving it considerable thought and talking it over with his wife, he reached the conclusion that he would not be running, although he said he would like to remain active in the Democratic Party here,'' Lopez continued.
  • RAND PAUL LEADS TREY GRAYSON FOR US SENATE GOP NOMINATION [Palin leads Huck & Romney]

    02/23/2010 6:36:19 PM PST · by Al B. · 30 replies · 863+ views
    Magellan Strategies ^ | Feb. 23, 2010
    RAND PAUL LEADS TREY GRAYSON FOR US SENATE GOP NOMINATION 44% TO 23% AMONG LIKELY KENTUCKY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS, 67% HAVE A FAVORABLE IMAGE OF THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, PALIN LEADS HUCKABEE IN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY BALLOT TEST 28% TO 24%
  • Harold Ford Jr.'s voting record refutes residency claim

    01/13/2010 9:20:47 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 389+ views
    commercialappeal.com ^ | Jan. 12, 2010 | Lela Garlington, Bartholomew Sullivan
    Despite talk about a possible run for the U.S. Senate seat in New York, former Memphis Congressman Harold E. Ford Jr. still lists a condo on South Front Street as his home. He shows the Downtown address as his primary residency on records with the Shelby County Election Commission. And he last cast a ballot in Shelby County during the November 2008 presidential election. "He voted at an early-voting site for the November 2008 general election," Shelby County Election Administrator Richard Holden confirmed Tuesday. Holden said election records indicate that Ford has listed 415 S. Front, Unit 12, as his...
  • Tennessee Paper Says Harold Ford Jr. Not Telling the Truth About NY Residency

    01/13/2010 6:34:59 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 542+ views
    If it was up to Harold Ford Jr. NY State would be changing its name from the Empire State to the carpet-bagger State. The former Tennessee Congressman is threatening to mount a primary challenge against NY Senator Kristen Kirsten Gillibrand who was named to fill the seat of another carpet-bagger, Hillary Clinton. Ford, who lost his bid to be Senator from Tennessee in 2006 claims he has been a resident of New York State for the past three years is still registered to vote in Tennessee and voted in Memphis in the 2008 Election when he was supposedly a NY...
  • THE CURSE OF HILLARY (Yankee fans, it is finally over)

    11/05/2009 5:00:00 AM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 760+ views
    The Curse of Hillary Posted by The Hermit Crab on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:57:48 PM The New York Yankees apparently are finishing off the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series. Normally this would interest me very little, as I am one of those recalcitrant fans who never forgave baseball for cancelling the Series in 1994. When that happened, the little boy in me died. The steroid scandals and the resulting destruction of the credibility of so many baseball records have made it east to stay away from the game I once loved. I do miss listening to Tim...
  • Son of Romney v. Reid

    03/15/2009 7:46:17 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 31 replies · 1,144+ views
    Newsreview.com ^ | 03.05.09 | Dennis Myers
    Online columnist Sally Denton (a Nevada native and author of a book on Nevada politics): “Rumors swirl in Las Vegas that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is in the process of establishing residency in Nevada with his eye toward unseating his fellow Mormon.” David Bernstein in the Boston Phoenix in Romney’s home state: “Mitt vs. Harry Reid? If you’re looking to sell a palatial estate in Nevada, I think I might know somebody who’ll be looking to buy soon. … Hint: Mormonism is an asset in Nevada. (Reid is Mormon, in fact.) Romney, you might recall, campaigned hard in Nevada...
  • Son of Romney v. Reid

    03/05/2009 5:01:12 PM PST · by iowamark · 42 replies · 1,155+ views
    Reno News and Review ^ | 03/05/2009 | Dennis Myers
    Online columnist Sally Denton (a Nevada native and author of a book on Nevada politics): “Rumors swirl in Las Vegas that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is in the process of establishing residency in Nevada with his eye toward unseating his fellow Mormon.” David Bernstein in the Boston Phoenix in Romney’s home state: “Mitt vs. Harry Reid? If you’re looking to sell a palatial estate in Nevada, I think I might know somebody who’ll be looking to buy soon. … Hint: Mormonism is an asset in Nevada. (Reid is Mormon, in fact.) Romney, you might recall, campaigned hard in Nevada...
  • Kennedy Takes A Beating From Upstate Media [so what experience do you have?......]

    12/17/2008 2:36:56 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies · 3,377+ views
    Kennedy Takes A Beating From Upstate Media Reporters Jump All Over Mostly Silent Princess Of Camelot; Mayor Of Syracuse Doesn't Offer Endorsement Who Should Get Senate Gig? Siena Poll: Cuomo 26, Kennedy 23 Reporting Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) Caroline Kennedy took a page from Hillary Clinton's playbook and began an upstate listening tour On Wednesday. The road trip included stops in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo to help convince Gov. David Paterson and voters she's the one to replace Clinton in the U.S. Senate. But it was a tough crowd. The black SUV pulled up to Syracuse city hall Wednesday...
  • TX-22 Pete Olson News: Mitt Romney Fundraiser/Pete Addresses Dems Allegations/More

    10/23/2008 11:20:20 PM PDT · by flattorney · 23 replies · 1,381+ views
    Various/FlA FR “Straight Talk” TX-22 Race ^ | October 23, 2008 | Various/FlAttorney
    Lampson, Olson stake claims on Political Spectrum Houston Chronicle (Endorses both Lampson and Obama - FlA) by Alan Berstein October 22, 2008 Abstract: Rascally liberal Jim Hightower, the former Texas agriculture commissioner, gets credit for the phrase, "There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos." Key questions in the Houston-area race between Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson and Republican former Senate aide Pete Olson are whether Lampson has earned his middle-of-the-road stripes — and whether his political career will die there Nov. 4. Lampson has tried to relieve the odd fit ever since, saying...
  • Survey: Wexler is Florida's only Congress member with no home in district (Uh-oh)

    07/24/2008 3:12:27 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 36 replies · 213+ views
    Sun-Sentinel.com ^ | 7/24/08 | Brittany Wallman and Scott Wyman
    S. Rep. Robert Wexler is Florida’s only member of Congress who does not own a home in his congressional district. The Democratic congressman ostensibly from Boca Raton or Delray Beach is under fire this week after he admitted on national TV that the only house he owns is in Maryland, and that he uses his in-laws’ home in a senior-only community in Delray to meet residency requirements. Wexler said in a statement that such an arrangement was “common.” However, a South Florida Sun-Sentinel survey of Florida’s 25 members of the U.S. House and two in the Senate found that all...
  • Kucinich Calls For Investigation Into Delay Of Veterans’ Benefits

    12/04/2007 6:33:21 PM PST · by hippyhater · 1 replies · 67+ views
    Kucinich web page ^ | 12-3-07 | Dennis J Kucinich
    December 3, 2007 The Honorable Henry A. Waxman, Chairman Committee on Oversight and Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Waxman: I write to request an investigation into the causes for the continuing delay in the distribution of federal benefits to disabled retired veterans who were injured in combat or hazardous duty. Lockheed Martin processes all military retired and annuitant pay for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), the federal agency responsible for delivering such benefits to veterans. This investigation should examine the role of Lockheed Martin in perpetuating the...
  • Democrat Response - Weekly Radio

    05/12/2007 8:27:08 AM PDT · by FryingPan101 · 25 replies · 868+ views
    Associated Press | 05-12-07 | Staff
    15 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The National Guard isn't as strong as it should be because of the war in Iraq and American communities will suffer as a result, retired Air Force Gen. Melvyn Montano said Saturday. Delivering the Democrats' weekly radio address, Montano said the strain means it will take longer for Greensburg, Kan., to recover from a devastating tornado that leveled the town a week ago. "Crucial equipment used by the Guard for disaster relief is now in Iraq instead of standing ready to respond to crises here at home," said Montano, who was once adjutant general of...
  • KENTUCKY FRIED HILLARY, PART 2

    04/22/2007 5:33:25 PM PDT · by Screamname · 101 replies · 3,048+ views
    youtube.com ^ | 4/22/2007 | Youtube
    Sen. Hillary Clinton did it again! The former first-lady-turned-presidental-hopeful broke out in a singsong Southern twang before a black audience -- this time in NYC!. Clinton was addressing the National Action Network, a civil rights group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, on Friday.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu9TQq0C3Ac
  • Rudy Giuliani: Impose Handgun Licensing on FL, GA, VA, NC, and SC

    03/16/2007 3:18:22 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 115 replies · 2,482+ views
    www.rudysreallyliberal.com/ ^ | 1997, and other dates | NY Times and Rudy Giuliani
    When Congress, at the request of many police officials, considered a broad ban on handgun bullets capable of piercing bulletproof vests, Mr. Giuliani – though personally supportive of the measure – pointed out flaws in the bill and laid out the [Reagan] Administration’s case for a weaker alternative more acceptable to gun lobbyists. But he angered some [Reagan] Administrative officials when he added a single sentence to his testimony in which he urged Congress to pass the bill. A similar measure was passed several years later, after gun groups softened their opposition. New York Times, October 11, 1989 (Emphasis Added)...
  • Hillary's censorship decree (Can't Mention Bill's Impeachment!)

    03/05/2007 11:35:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,488+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 6, 2007 | Les Kinsolving
    "Clinton Fights to Keep Impeachment Taboo" headlined the Washington Post, with the following subheadline: "After Spat, Campaigns Know to Expect Swift Reprisal for any Hint of the Scandal." And the Post reported: "Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new commandment for the 2008 presidential field: Thou shalt not mention anything related to the impeachment of her husband." Can you believe this? The American people are now expected through all members of the media – and all election crowd questioners – to observe censorship. There are to be no questions regarding impeachment, trial and conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice...
  • Drumbeat for Hillary's Resignation begins in New York

    01/28/2007 12:11:43 PM PST · by ensignsj · 10 replies · 367+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | 1-28-07 | Rochester Pundit
    We all know that Hillary Clinton has been running for president since her husband left office. Actually, she's probably been running for a lot longer than that. She officially announced her Casa Blanca intentions this month to the surprise of anyone who had just emerged from a decade-long stint in a cave. Whether we want to admit it or not, those of us who live in New York all know that her job as United States Senator has been nothing more than a stepping stone on the way to her larger ambitions. We elected her twice (I use "we" here...
  • Hillary Surrenders

    01/13/2007 1:58:26 AM PST · by Cincinna · 26 replies · 1,472+ views
    New York Sun ^ | January 12, 2007 | New York Sun Editorial
    For a candidate who is portraying herself as the most hawkish of the Democrats — and who, at least to judge by Jeffrey Goldberg's dispatch in the latest New Yorker, is the most hawkish of the Democrats — Senator Clinton's reaction to President Bush's speech on Iraq was quite a disappointment. Mrs. Clinton came out against sending more troops, and her statement began with the words, "based on the president's speech." But based on Mrs. Clinton's statement, it doesn't sound like she even listened to the speech.
  • Hillary says she wouldn't have voted for the Iraq War

    12/19/2006 4:19:18 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 40 replies · 1,062+ views
    Hillary Clinton Says She Wouldn't Have Voted For Iraq War December 18, 2006 4:02 PM ABC News' David Chalian Reports: As Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to assess a possible presidential candidacy and the contours of a Democratic nomination fight, she has taken another step away from her 2002 vote authorizing President Bush to attack Iraq by saying that she "wouldn't have voted that way" if she knew everything she knows now... www.drudgereport.com Clinton has often been asked if she regrets her vote authorizing military action and she usually answers that question with an artful dodge, saying that she accepts...
  • Without 'Rodham,' Hillary Sinks

    10/22/2006 9:14:03 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 111 replies · 2,683+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/22/06 | NewsMax
    It sounds silly, but when "Hillary Clinton" is matched up against Sen. John McCain in a hypothetical presidential election, she loses by a single percentage point. But if pollsters refer to her as "Hillary Rodham Clinton," she trounces the Arizona Republican by 7 percentage points. According to an Opinion Research Corp poll conducted for CNN, which asked 506 adult Americans whom they preferred among potential 2008 presidential candidates, they chose Hillary Rodham Clinton to McCain by a 51 percent to 44 percent. But when the "Rodham" name was dropped, McCain had a 1 percentage point advantage, 48 percent to 47...
  • Republican spending tops, but Dem has more accessible { Corker vs Ford }

    10/17/2006 7:25:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 626+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 10/17/6 | TOM HUMPHREY
    Bob Corker's campaign spent about twice as much as Harold Ford Jr. in the 10-week period ending Sept. 30, though Ford now has slightly more cash on hand, according to new financial disclosure statements filed by the U.S. Senate candidates Monday. The reports filed with the Federal Election Commission go back to July 15, meaning the last weeks before the Aug. 3 primary are included. Republican Corker had a hotly contested primary, while Democrat Ford did not. Here are highlights from the reports: Corker's campaign collected more than $5.6 million during the latest period, $3.9 million in contributions plus $1.5...
  • Sen. Clinton Calls for Global Plan for Poor Women

    09/22/2006 5:21:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies · 1,338+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 22, 2006 | PATRICK HEALY
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton made a star turn this morning at former President Bill Clinton’s conference on global challenges, calling for a concerted attack on the “feminization of poverty” by destroying cultural, political, and economic barriers that trap women and children in desperate conditions. Before a standing-room-only audience in a ballroom of the Sheraton hotel in midtown Manhattan, Mrs. Clinton gave opening remarks at the conference session “Women and the Power of Economic Opportunity” then moderated a panel that included President Bush’s former secretary of agriculture and three leaders in the development and anti-poverty fields. “Far too many women are...
  • Bill Clinton: U.S. should talk to Iran (maybe we could send Albright over?)

    09/21/2006 9:14:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 32 replies · 1,102+ views
    Former President Clinton said Thursday the U.S. should try talking to Iran about its nuclear weapons ambitions without imposing a lot of conditions. "If you think you might have trouble with somebody, and God forbid if you think it could lead to a military confrontation, then there needs to be the maximum amount of contact beforehand," Clinton said in an interview with NBC's "Today" show. The Bush administration has refused to hold direct talks with Iran until it agrees to suspend enrichment of uranium, which the U.S. fears will be used to build nuclear weapons. "The United States should not...
  • Hillary Rodham’s first brush with fame (My title)

    08/26/2006 2:40:48 AM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 27 replies · 920+ views
    http://www.insidejoke.tv/200103/rodham.asp ^ | unknown | By Christian Bladt
    Hillary Rodham’s first brush with fame came about in 1963, when she was elected Vice-President of her Junior Class at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois. The following year, she was the first girl to ever run for the office of President of Student Council. She did not even make it through the Primary vote to the general election, which was ultimately won by the captain of the football team. To this day, she looks at her failure as a learning experience: “I was just ahead of my time. I was a militant feminist when the political climate...
  • FREEP this poll! Cast Your Vote in TIME Magazines Online Poll on Hillary Clinton.

    08/20/2006 9:12:15 PM PDT · by Right Wing Agitator · 77 replies · 1,721+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | 08/20/06 | Karen Tumulty
    Love her? Hate her? Would you vote for her for President? Let your voice be heard!
  • Hillary, McCain Almost Even in Poll

    08/20/2006 10:48:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies · 1,097+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/20/06 | AP
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton matches up well against Sen. John McCain in early polling about a possible presidential contest in 2008. A Time magazine poll released Sunday found McCain, R-Ariz., at 49 percent and Clinton, D-N.Y., at 47 percent among registered voters when people were asked which candidate they would support for president if they had to decide now. McCain had a 10-point lead over the Democratic nominee from 2004, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, and a 9-point lead over 2000 Democratic nominee Al Gore in similar matchups. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed said they have a favorable opinion of McCain...
  • Clinton Denounces Cheney for Terrorism Comments

    08/11/2006 10:38:00 AM PDT · by Abathar · 49 replies · 2,155+ views
    WNYC radio ^ | August 11, 2006 | WNYC Newsroom
    Senator Hillary Clinton has denounced Vice President Dick Cheney for saying terrorists would be emboldened by the results of Connecticut's Democratic Primary. REPORTER: That's where an anti-war candidate defeated Senator Joe Lieberman. CLINTON: I don't take anything he says seriously anymore. I think that he has been a very counterproductive even destructive force in our country and I am very disheartened by the failure of leadership from the president and vice president. REPORTER: During a campaign stop in the Bronx yesterday, Clinton accused the administration of shortchanging New York of its homeland security money. A spokeswoman for the vice president...
  • Hillary's brother barred from bank account

    07/26/2006 11:02:40 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 91 replies · 3,323+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 27 July 2006 | Jim McElhatton
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's brother Anthony D. Rodham has been barred from accessing his bank account while a bankruptcy trustee demands that he repay more than $100,000 in loans from a carnival company whose founder was pardoned by President Clinton, filings in federal bankruptcy court in Alexandria show. Mr. Rodham, one of Mrs. Clinton's two brothers, received $107,000 in loans from United Shows of America Inc. after its owners obtained the presidential pardon over the objections of the Justice Department. United Shows went bankrupt in 2002, and control of its finances was placed in the hands of court-appointed trustee Michael...
  • Sen. Clinton Taking Her Politics National

    06/19/2006 5:06:16 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 4 replies · 308+ views
    AP / Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/06 | EagleUSA
    ALBANY, New York - A recent fundraising letter from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is seeking re-election this year in New York, does not mention the state, but it slips eight references to "America" or "Americans" into two pages. The letter points to a fact of life in the world of New York's junior senator, who many think may be a contender for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination: The national stage is there, and she is making use of it. In recent weeks, the wife of former President Bill Clinton has begun a series of national policy addresses. The economy...
  • Where Does Brian Bilbray Really Live? ["may not be eligible to run" for CA-50]

    05/18/2006 12:16:33 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 50 replies · 993+ views
    10News ^ | May 18, 2006 | 10News
    SAN DIEGO -- It is now more than just mudslinging in the race for the 50th Congressional District. Wednesday, the Democratic Party called for an investigation into allegations of perjury and voter fraud against Republican candidate Brian Bilbray. Democrats said the proof is in property records from three homes and Bilbray’s declaration of candidacy. These are serious allegations against a man who has run a campaign saying San Diego is and always will be his home. The ad states San Diego is the home where Republican congressional candidate Bilbray said he lives. “I live in Carlsbad, taking care of my...
  • STOP HILLARY NOW!!

    05/11/2006 5:14:48 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 28 replies · 875+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 5/11/2006 | Terry Kovach
    Since 1993, when she tried to become the tzarina of government-sponsored health care, I have suspected that Hillary Clinton wanted to become the President of the United States. Since the mid-1990s — when one of her best friends, Judith Hope, moved from Little Rock to New York, and then “suddenly” became the chairman of the NY Democratic Party — I was confident that the fix was in. Since 1999, when she bilked the taxpayers in a phony “listening tour” scam to launch her campaign, there was no doubt in my mind that Mrs. Clinton was going to use a run...
  • N.Y. Sen. Clinton says immigration bill would make her a criminal

    04/05/2006 2:43:45 PM PDT · by Icelander · 113 replies · 2,431+ views
    ap ^ | April 5, 2006, | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton charged Wednesday that a House GOP immigration bill would make her and her Senate aides criminals, and warned of a "ticking time bomb" lurking in the U.S. economy..
  • Rockefeller Did You "Teller"?

    01/09/2006 9:04:32 PM PST · by redgirlinabluestate · 11 replies · 390+ views
    macsmind.blogspot.com ^ | January 9, 2006 | MacRanger
    I'm trying to confirm this information, but several sources are telling me today that some investigators working on the NSA leak probe believe that Senator Jay Rockefeller may have been a little more than "concerned" about NSA. In fact, he may just be the leaker of the program to the NY Times, and is now being considered a "significant person of interest" in the probe. What I'm told that investigatiors have locked into is this fact that other pundits have identified, that Senator Rockefeller had stated that he went to to great lengths to lock away his memo of concern...
  • Who is writing missus clinton's speeches? ("handling the hillary dud factor" AFTERWORD)

    08/05/2005 8:29:38 AM PDT · by Mia T · 14 replies · 2,063+ views
    8.04.05 | Mia T
    Who in heaven's name is writing missus clinton's speeches? A "handling the hillary dud factor" AFTERWORD     by Mia T, 8.04.05   They turned our bridge to the 21st century into a tunnel back into the 19th century. Back us out of that Republican tunnel, fill it in, go back across the bridge.... We'll have a giant celebration when we come back to Columbus in 2020. There's nothing more wonderful than making dreams come true. hear hillary clinton address to the Democratic Leadership Council Columbus, Ohio 7.31.05 ho in heaven's name is writing missus clinton's speeches? They make...
  • It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Left What the press missed in Hillary Clinton's Aspen speech.

    07/14/2005 6:59:13 PM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 38 replies · 1,315+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 13, 2005 | Edward Morrissey
           Hillary wasn't done giving us her mad moments in her Aspen Ideas Festival speech (and don't think Mad wouldn't have a field day with the concept of an Ideas Festival, either). Later in her remarks, she delivered this eye-popping economic analysis for the Colorado audience: "Ours will be the last generation to rely so exclusively on fossil fuels." She added that the "ups and downs of the global oil market cost the U.S. economy $7 trillion last year . . . almost enough to pay off our entire national debt." Seven trillion dollars? That would surprise most...