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  • Indiana GOP's 'safe' (U.S. House) seats up for grabs

    10/21/2006 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 1,329+ views
    The San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | October 21, 2006 | Edward Epstein
    When presidential election returns are reported every four years, Indiana is among the first states to reliably and resoundingly fall into the red Republican column. But beneath the presidential level, Indiana is a fiercely competitive state between Democrats and Republicans. And that's particularly relevant this year when a trifecta of House races in the state could hold the key to whether the GOP will keep majority control in the House or Democrats will eke out at least the net gain of 15 seats they need to seize the majority they lost in 1994.
  • New poll finds Rep. Carson (D-IN) in tight re-election race

    10/24/2006 5:53:40 AM PDT · by impeachedrapist · 46 replies · 1,243+ views
    Fort Wayne Sentinel ^ | 10/23/06 | Unk
    INDIANAPOLIS - A second media poll in a week shows that Democratic Rep. Julia Carson is in an unexpectedly close re-election campaign just two weeks before Election Day. Carson, seeking her sixth term in the 7th District that includes most of Indianapolis, was the pick of 48 percent of those surveyed, with Republican Eric Dickerson supported by 43 percent in WISH-TV Indiana Poll released Monday. Nine percent were undecided in the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points. The new poll found the race much tighter than a WISH survey in early September,...
  • Poll finds Rep. Carson(D) in tight re-election race. (Dem Indiana incumbent down 3 in IN-7)

    10/20/2006 6:54:11 AM PDT · by Ravi · 63 replies · 1,419+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS - Democratic Rep. Julia Carson was in a close race three weeks before Election Day with an underfunded Republican challenger who has raised questions about her years of health problems, according to a new poll. Carson, seeking her sixth term in the 7th District that includes most of Indianapolis, was the pick of 42 percent of those survey, but Republican Eric Dickerson had the support of 45 percent in the poll released Thursday by television station WTHR. Thirteen percent said they were undecided or would vote for someone else. The poll had a margin of error of plus or...
  • Bengals' Palmer discusses uncertain return to field

    03/23/2006 7:50:00 AM PST · by Cyclopean Squid · 21 replies · 434+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | 3-22-06
    CINCINNATI -- Carson Palmer still faces many uncertainties as he rehabs his left knee. How many games -- if any -- will he miss this fall? And who might fill in for him now that former backup Jon Kitna signed as a free agent with Detroit? He says he expects to play in the regular-season opener, but that also might be in question. "I wish I knew when I was coming back," Palmer said Wednesday. "The last thing I need to do is push anything too early and push back the date that I can really step on the field...
  • BP to build clean-burning power plant

    02/10/2006 12:51:58 PM PST · by thackney · 48 replies · 915+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | February 10, 2006 | PAULA DOBBYN
    Oil giant BP is expected to announce today the construction of a second, clean-burning power plant, this time in the United States, a BP executive told an Anchorage audience this week. BP and some partners moved forward last year with a similar but smaller plant in Scotland. In all, BP plans to spend $8 billion to build a total of 10 plants worldwide that generate "carbon-free" power, the executive said. Charles Christopher, BP's CO2 program manager, spoke Wednesday at the Alaska Forum on the Environment about the oil company's efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and make money doing it. BP...
  • Remembering Johnny Carson

    01/23/2006 7:12:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Maybe you "current events" thread readers would like to come to this thread: and share thoughts about Johnny. The King of Comedy passed away 1 year ago.
  • Johnny Carson: An Appreciation (King of Comedy Passed Away 1 year ago)

    01/23/2006 6:53:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies · 341+ views
    Box office prophets ^ | 1/6/-6 | Stephanie Star Smith
    The king is dead. That line, stolen from a classic Carson bit, pretty much describes the feelings of many on the morning of January 23rd, when they awoke to the news that Johnny Carson, the Once and Future King of Late Night Television, had died of emphysema. Words like "icon", "legend" and "national "treasure" are used so frequently in the breathless prose of PR flacks and entertainment-news show anchors that they have nearly come to lose all meaning. But when those words started floating around on that Sunday morning, they were being used in all earnestness, and it could be...
  • The Established Religion of the United States

    10/07/2005 11:23:57 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 194+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/07/05 | Purple Mountains
    An article by Jonathan David Carson, Ph.D. in the October 7, 2005 issue of “The American Thinker” was so insightful, that I felt I had to bring it to the attention of my viewers. I took the liberty of editing it to home in on what I thought were the essentials to make it easier to read and understand, but you can follow the link to see the entire article if you wish. “One of the favorite worries of the professional worrying class is the establishment of religion. After reading accounts of recent Supreme Court decisions, which rule that display...
  • Heeeeere's Al, Thanks to Carson

    07/25/2005 11:48:38 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 38 replies · 6,525+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 23, 2005 | Jacques Steinberg
    Heeeeere's Al, Thanks to Carson Sign In to E-Mail This Printer-Friendly Reprints By JACQUES STEINBERG Published: July 25, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 - As vice president, Al Gore learned that the most disarming way to counter his wooden image was to tell better jokes about himself than the late-night comedians did. Mr. Gore now says he received occasional tutoring on those one-liners from the master of the television monologue, Johnny Carson. Mr. Gore said he had telephoned Mr. Carson on several occasions in the mid-1990's to seek his guidance on "timing and delivery." "He let me call him up...
  • Millions dying so fish may live

    06/18/2005 6:00:44 PM PDT · by Piefloater · 30 replies · 1,911+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 19, 2005 | Miranda Devine
    IN A NURSING home where I once used to work during school holidays, there lay a barrel-chested man with a kind face and thick black hair. He was a Vietnam War veteran and had his own room, though he never seemed to have visitors. He was paralysed and I rarely did more than glimpse him through the door, except when called in to help with some gruesome task or other, such as a manual, which required a nurse with gloves to manually, or more accurately digitally, extract fecal matter from the poor man's backside. He also had malaria - legacy...
  • Stopping Malaria

    06/11/2005 7:08:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 2,480+ views
    The New American ^ | 02.21.05 | Dennis Behreandt
    Stopping Malaria In the wake of the tsunami, malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases may be the next tragedy to hit Southeast Asia. DDT can prevent this tragedy. The massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Southeast Asia unleashed a terrifying tsunami that has already claimed more than 200,000 lives. But as the rainy season approaches, a new disaster may be in the offing. Standing water left by the tsunami and turned brackish with the onset of monsoon rains may attract swarms of disease-bearing mosquitoes. These mosquitoes may infect thousands upon thousands, maybe even millions, of tsunami survivors with malaria. According to the Associated...
  • CA: SoCal water board member sentenced in bribery case (2 years in prison)

    03/01/2005 8:58:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/1/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California water district board member who pleaded guilty to accepting a $25,000 bribe in exchange for voting to award a contract for financial services was sentenced to two years in prison. Tyrone Smith, 47, of Ladera Heights is one of about a dozen officials who had been convicted following a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe in to municipal corruption in Carson. U.S. District Judge Nora Manella on Monday rejected a defense request for six months of home detention. She said that granting such a sentence would send the wrong message to public officials who...
  • CA: Son of congresswoman sentenced in Carson corruption case (mother, Rep. McDonald, D-Torrance)

    02/15/2005 9:26:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 438+ views
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The son of a Los Angeles-area congresswoman was sentenced to 41 months in prison for an extortion scheme involving municipal contracts in the city of Carson. R. Keith McDonald, 41, a former president of the West Basin Municipal Water District board, was convicted in October of receiving kickbacks and paying off three Carson City Council members for their support of a $6 million public bus service contract. McDonald and his mother, Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-Torrance, asked for leniency, with the congresswoman writing in a letter to the court that her son was in an "unfortunate...
  • Playboy Johnny Carson Interview - WARNING NO SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

    02/04/2005 6:29:00 PM PST · by rcocean · 16 replies · 675+ views
    Playboy ^ | Dec 1967 | Playboy
    PLAYBOY: The Tonight show, under your control, has been criticized for deliberately avoiding controversy. Is there any truth to that? CARSON: Well, bullshit! That's my answer. I just don't feel that Johnny Carson should become a social commentator. Jack Paar got into that, being an expert on everything happening. So did Dave Garroway and Steve Allen and Godfrey. Who cares what entertainers on the air think about international affairs? Who would want to hear me about Vietnam? They can hear all they want from people with reason to be respected as knowledgeable. Controversy just isn't what this show is for....
  • Fort Huachuca fighters capture bronze, gold medals

    01/30/2005 8:09:25 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 543+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/30/05 | Rodney Haas
    FORT HUACHUCA - With the screams of his fellow soldiers from Fort Huachuca, Nathaniel Hicks used of barrage of punches in the final round to claim a 25-18 decision over Paul Eghareva of Fort Drum, N.Y., on Saturday night at the All Army Boxing Championships at Barnes Field House. "It motivated me when they started to scream my name, and it gave me more power to go out there and do good," Hicks said. Hicks, however, won't be advancing to the Armed Forces Championship, Feb. 17-19 at Fort Huachuca in the 165-weight class, but he did walk away with the...
  • Carson died in Cedars-Sinai (regretted smoking, says his brother)

    01/27/2005 9:38:43 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 10 replies · 490+ views
    http://feeds.bignewsnetwork. ^ | Jan 27 05 | bignewsnetwork.
    Johnny Carson died in a Los Angeles hospital with his wife and two sons at his bedside, People magazine reports. Carson was at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, not at home as originally reported, when he died of emphysema Sunday at 79. His sons, Christopher and Cory, and his wife, Alexis, who Carson married in 1987, were with him. The longtime Tonight show host was a heavy smoker, a habit his brother, TV producer Dick Carson, said he always regretted. In our last conversation he kept saying, 'Those damn cigarettes, those damn cigarettes,' Dick Carson, director of the Merv Griffin Show, told the...
  • Personal to Johnny

    01/25/2005 7:14:50 PM PST · by PopGonzalez · 43 replies · 1,230+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | January 25, 2005 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    If Johnny Carson could have managed it, no doubt his death would have been a private affair. Who would have been invited to his memorial service? We don't know. That is the measure of his integrity as a private man. We don't even know how many of his ex-wives would have been invited, or would have come. I was his guest a half-dozen times, and was always handled with great courtesy. He once confided to a critic that I was the only guest he had ever been frightened of. I don't know what the circumstances of that odd situation were,...
  • The Great Stargazer (Johnny Carson, a great promoter of science)

    01/25/2005 11:39:11 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 12 replies · 873+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 1/25/05 | Sallie Baliunas
    If you look up at the awesome Milky Way and smile about its billions and billions of stars, be grateful to Johnny Carson (1925 - 2005) for bringing the universe home through cathode ray technology, his vast talent and avid interest in astronomy. Carson brought two distinguished astronomers and popularizers to The Tonight Show television audience and wider public notice. Robert Jastrow's book, Red Giants and White Dwarfs: Man's Descent from the Stars, first published in 1967, describes scientific discoveries relating humans to the origin and evolution of the cosmos. The book grew from Jastrow's 1964 television lectures as part...
  • The Man in Front of the Curtain (moving tribute to Carson from none other than Steve Martin)

    01/24/2005 9:00:51 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 13 replies · 1,777+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 25, 2005 | STEVE MARTIN
    Los Angeles DEAR JOHNNY, This letter comes a little late. I remember seeing the tape of my first appearance on your show, on a home recording, a reel-to-reel Sony prototype video recorder, probably around 1972. What my friends and I ended up watching was not me, but you. It's almost impossible to look away from oneself onscreen, but you made it possible, because there were lessons in what you did. You and Jack Benny taught me about generosity toward other comedians, about the appreciation of the plight of the pro, as valuable as any lessons I ever learned. Your gift...
  • Vanity: Bill Clinton on Johnny Carson's death

    01/23/2005 8:30:03 PM PST · by r5boston · 51 replies · 1,927+ views
    FOX News ^ | 01/23/2005 | Fox News
    The following is a quote provided by Bill Clinton on the death of Tonight Show host Johnny Carson. Bill Clinton: "Those 20 minutes on 'The Tonight Show' did more for my career than speaking for two days at the Democratic National Convention."
  • Johnny Carson, King of Late Night, Dies

    01/23/2005 12:09:10 PM PST · by Roberts · 119 replies · 3,339+ views
    AP ^ | 1/23/05 | Jeff Wilson
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Johnny Carson, the "Tonight Show" TV host who served America a smooth nightcap of celebrity banter, droll comedy and heartland charm for 30 years, has died. He was 79. "Mr. Carson passed away peacefully early Sunday morning," his nephew, Jeff Sotzing, told The Associated Press. "He was surrounded by his family, whose loss will be immeasurable. There will be no memorial service." Sotzing would not give further details, including the time of death or the location. The boyish-looking Nebraska native with the disarming grin, who survived every attempt to topple him from his late-night talk show...
  • CA: Former Carson mayor sentenced for taking contract bribes

    12/20/2004 5:29:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 382+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/20/04 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Carson mayor was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in prison for orchestrating a kickback scheme in which he and other government officials pocketed tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to steer city business to contractors. In imposing the 71-month sentence, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson said former Carson Mayor Daryl Sweeney and his conspirators on the City Council had a single goal - greed. "I don't think this was about losing your way or taking a wrong turn. You're really nothing more than a thief - a petty thief," the judge told...
  • Brad Carson considered as replacement for Terry McAuliffe.

    11/09/2004 9:57:40 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 75 replies · 2,079+ views
    The Tulsa World. ^ | 11/6/2004 | By JIM MYERS
    By JIM MYERS World Washington Bureau 11/6/2004 WASHINGTON -- Democrat Brad Carson's message could not overcome the Republican wave in Oklahoma to help him become the state's next U.S. senator, but some party leaders think that message still could help Democrats nationally. Jay Parmley, the chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, said he has been contacted by party leaders in other states, suggesting Carson as a successor to Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe. Carson, they believe, could help the party talk to voters in the so-called red states like Oklahoma that voted overwhelmingly for President Bush. "McAuliffe has done...
  • ELECTION 2004: Oklahoma

    11/02/2004 9:38:25 AM PST · by doug from upland · 16 replies · 292+ views
    Put info and links about Oklahoma here.
  • Dr. Coburn almost hits the 50 Percent Mark!!

    10/31/2004 6:42:57 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 35 replies · 2,042+ views
    U.S. Senate, OK 10/31/2004 Coburn (R) 48% Carson (D) 35.1% Bilyeu (I) 8% Other/Undecided 6% Data Collected 10/28/04 - 10/30/04 Geography State of Oklahoma Sample Population 656 Likely Voters Margin of Error 3.9% Client KJRH-TV Tulsa KFOR-TV Oklahoma City Marriage Amendment, OK 10/31/2004 Yes 74% No 24% Undecided 2% Data Collected 10/28/04 - 10/30/04 Geography State of Oklahoma Sample Population 633 Likely Voters Margin of Error 3.8% Client KJRH-TV Tulsa KFOR-TV Oklahoma City Education Lottery Act, OK 10/31/2004 Yes 69% No 29% Undecided 2% Data Collected 10/28/04 - 10/30/04 Geography State of Oklahoma Sample Population 637 Likely Voters Margin of...
  • Dr. Coburn Kicks Off Bus Tour At Church.

    10/30/2004 5:53:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 78 replies · 868+ views
    Story last updated at 9:30 AM on October 29, 2004 Coburn kicks off bus tour at church By Ron Jenkins Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY -- Republican Tom Coburn, standing in front of a large Bush-Cheney poster erected outside a south Oklahoma City church, began a bus tour on Thursday by declaring he will defeat Democrat Brad Carson in their bruising Senate race. ANDY CARPENEAN   Republican Senate candidate Tom Coburn addresses a crowd of supporters, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 in Enid, Okla. Coburn is on a statewide tour with Republicans, from left, fellow senator Jim Inhofe, retiring U.S. Senator...
  • In Okla., Bush's Popularity Boosts GOP Senate Hopeful (Coburn vs. Carson)

    10/30/2004 10:39:10 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 3 replies · 439+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 10/30/04 | Lois Romano
    TULSA, Oct. 29 -- President Bush may be fighting nationally to keep his own job, but here in Oklahoma, his coattails are giving quite a lift to the Republican candidate in a tight and contentious Senate race. For weeks, former congressman Tom Coburn (R ) has been struggling just to stay even with Rep. Brad Carson (D), a troubling sign in a conservative state where Coburn should be enjoying a comfortable lead by now. But as the race comes to a close, the family doctor who prides himself in snubbing the Washington political game has found that his ace in...
  • Cherokee's Used Federal Money to Support Brad Carson (My Title)

    10/29/2004 4:48:16 PM PDT · by amigatec · 12 replies · 396+ views
    Muskogee Daily Phoenix and TIMES DEMOCRAT | Friday, October 29, 2004 | By Katherine Scott, Donna Hales
    Suit claims chief illegally uses federal funds, and forces employees to campaign for Brad Carson.
  • NRA OUTRAGED BY CARSON MAILER (Against Dr. Tom -- Mailer is filled with lies)

    10/29/2004 3:36:57 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 42 replies · 2,633+ views
    Coburn for Senate Campaign ^ | October 29, 2004
    NRA OUTRAGED BY CARSON MAILER Democrats Slammed for ‘Blatant Attempt to Mislead Oklahoma Voters;’ Oklahoma Democratic Party Mailer Lists Carson’s HQ on Return Address Muskogee – In a statement released last night by Christopher Cox, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, the nation’s leading 2nd Amendment organization, has denounced a mailing put out by Brad Carson and the Oklahoma Democratic Party. The mailer, designed to discredit with Oklahoma voters Dr. Coburn’s perfect record on the 2nd Amendment, continues the smear campaign of Brad Carson and his liberal allies even after Carson has publicly denounced negative campaigning to the media....
  • Oklahoma Senate Race, Coburn 48% Carson 43% - Rasmussen

    10/23/2004 1:59:35 PM PDT · by Hermann the Cherusker · 31 replies · 1,118+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/23/04 | Scott Rasmussen
    October 23, 2004--Republican Tom Coburn has come from behind and is now leading Democrat Brad Carson in Oklahoma's U.S. Senate race. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 500 Likely Voters shows Coburn with 48% of the vote to 43% for Carson. The telephone survey was conducted October 20. A month earlier, a Rasmussen Reports survey found Carson ahead by 48% to 44% margin. The biggest change over the past month is that supporters of President Bush are now more supportive of the Republican Senate candidate. Our September 29 survey found that just 62% of Bush voters were planning to vote for...
  • Dr. Coburn pulls ahead beyond the margin of error!

    10/21/2004 5:53:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 123 replies · 2,174+ views
    President, OK 10/21/2004 Bush (R) 64% Kerry (D) 34% Other/Undecided 3% Data Collected 10/18/04 - 10/20/04 Geography State of Oklahoma Sample Population 627 Likely Voters Margin of Error 3.9% Client KJRH-TV Tulsa KFOR-TV Oklahoma City ------------------------------------------------- U.S. Senate, OK 10/21/2004 Coburn (R) 47% Carson (D) 41% Bilyeu (I) 8% Other/Undecided 4% Data Collected 10/18/04 - 10/20/04 Geography State of Oklahoma Sample Population 625 Likely Voters Margin of Error 4.0% Client KJRH-TV Tulsa KFOR-TV Oklahoma City
  • The Truth About Brad Carson’s Attack Ads (Dr. Tom Coburn and OK Delegation Response)

    10/21/2004 3:53:03 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 16 replies · 509+ views
    Coburn for Senate campaign email ^ | Oct 21, 2004 | Coburn for OK Senate
    Dear Friends, Below you will find the truth about Brad Carson's negative attack ads. I know this will help you as we enter the final days of the campaign. Thanks for all your hard work. Please feel free to distribute this information. The Truth About Brad Carson’s Attack Ads Brad Carson and the national Democrats are running ads alleging that Dr. Coburn committed Medicaid fraud. These charges are completely false. Last Friday, Senator Nickles said, "I've never seen such a blatant attempt at character assassination in a campaign." In fact, these attacks expose yet another of Brad Carson’s flip flops...
  • Hastert Predicts Carson Likely to Win

    10/20/2004 2:06:30 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 136 replies · 2,106+ views
    Hastert Predicts Carson Likely To Win 10-20-2004 1:09 PM (Oklahoma City, OK) -- Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert says Democrat Brad Carson will defeat Doctor Tom Coburn in the Oklahoma U.S. Senate election. The Republican congressional leader made the prediction during an interview with a reporter from the Chicago newspaper the "Daily Herald." The paper quotes Hastert as saying, quote, "we have a race in Oklahoma that we are probably not going to win." The race has been one of the most hard fought in state history with both sides spending millions of dollars. The latest polls show a...
  • ATTENTION Oklahoma! Sound Off About Brad Carson!

    10/14/2004 7:31:35 PM PDT · by FreakingPsycho · 22 replies · 658+ views
    Coburn For Senate ^ | 10-14-04 6:00pm | Michael Schwartz
    Dear Friends, As some of you have heard, Brad Carson, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and a shadowy liberal 527 organization launched what looks very much like a coordinated attack on Dr. Coburn last night. You are going to hear some terrible things said about Dr. Coburn over the next couple of days, but you have to remember THEY ARE NOT TRUE. It is our job – all of us – to make sure that the people of Oklahoma know that. Brad Carson is personally running an ad about the discredited and disgusting allegations that Dr. Coburn sterilized a woman...
  • Survey USA: Oklahoma - Bush 63%, Kerry 33%, Coburn (R) 46%, Carson 44% plus gay marriage, gambling

    10/08/2004 5:04:10 PM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 17 replies · 801+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 10/7/2004 | Survey USA
     President, OK 10/7/2004   Bush (R) 63%   Kerry (D) 33%   Other/Undecided 4%   Data Collected 10/4/04 - 10/6/04   Geography State of Oklahoma   Sample Population 613 Likely Voters   Margin of Error 3.9%   Client KJRH-TV Tulsa    KFOR-TV Oklahoma City   U.S. Senate, OK 10/7/2004   Coburn (R) 46%   Carson (D) 44%   Bilyeu (I) 5%   Other/Undecided 5%   Data Collected 10/4/04 - 10/6/04   Geography State of Oklahoma   Sample Population 609 Likely Voters   Margin of Error 4.1%   Client KJRH-TV Tulsa    KFOR-TV Oklahoma City   Marriage Amendment, OK 10/7/2004   Yes 73%   No 24%   Undecided 3%   Data Collected 10/4/04 - 10/6/04   Geography State of Oklahoma   Sample Population 583 Likely...
  • Oklahoma Senate Race: Carson Wins Switzer's Backing

    10/08/2004 8:35:29 AM PDT · by sawoody · 43 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 10/08/04 | Chris Casteel
    WASHINGTON - Former University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer endorsed Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Carson in the U.S. Senate race on Thursday, saying Carson was "a good Oklahoma conservative." Excerpt from: Carson Wins Switzer's Backing

    10/04/2004 5:11:45 PM PDT · by dufekin · 49 replies · 2,365+ views
    Senate debate occurring NOW in Edmond, Oklahoma County.
  • Oklahoma Senate Race: Coburn/Carson Will Debate on Meet the Press 10/03/04

    10/01/2004 10:15:25 AM PDT · by sawoody · 54 replies · 1,744+ views
    Coburn for Senate ^ | 10/01/04 | sawoody
    Coburn for Senate Campaign EmailDear Friends, The campaign staff is very excited about this weekend and I hope you are too. Dr. Coburn will debate Brad Carson on NBC's "Meet the Press." We expect it to be a lively exchange and know Dr. Coburn will perform well. He's prepared for anything that Tim Russert may throw at him or anything liberal Brad may say! Be sure to tune in or set your VCRs to record the debate. Monday morning, feel free to call your local radio talk show or write a letter to the editor about the debate. This is...
  • Okla. Senate Hopeful Did Sterilizations

    09/23/2004 8:21:05 PM PDT · by HostileTerritory · 47 replies · 1,213+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 23, 2004 | The Associated Press
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Coburn, who has been accused of sterilizing a young woman without her permission 14 years ago, now says he has performed similar procedures on ``lots'' of underage women. In an interview this week on the Tulsa radio station KRMG, Coburn was asked: ``To your knowledge, could this situation have happened, or has happened with any other women?'' Coburn, a physician, replied: ``I've done this lots to women who have come in with emergency things who have asked me to sterilize them, underage. When they've already had three babies.''
  • A Senate Race in Oklahoma Lifts the Right (Coburn vs. Carson)

    09/18/2004 11:55:33 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 11 replies · 610+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/19/04 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    With its 60-foot-tall, 30-ton bronze of praying hands and an even taller prayer tower capped by a billowing eternal flame, Oral Roberts University is a strong symbol for Christian conservatives. But the university's rules forbid mixing religion with politics. So when Dr. Tom Coburn, the Republican Senate nominee in Oklahoma, addressed students recently, the professor who welcomed him refrained from making an endorsement. "But I don't think we would violate anything," the professor, John W. Swails, told the students with a bit of a nod and a wink, "by saying to you, 'We can pray for Dr. Coburn in this...
  • Lawsuit Enters Senate Campaign

    09/17/2004 9:42:20 AM PDT · by Osage Orange · 35 replies · 895+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 09-17-2004 | Carmel Perez Snyder
    Lawsuit enters Senate campaign By Carmel Perez Snyder Capitol Bureau Angela Plummer admitted Thursday that Republican senate candidate Dr. Tom Coburn saved her life in 1990, but she stands by her allegations that he sterilized her without her consent. Plummer, whose 13-year-old medical negligence lawsuit against Coburn has become an issue in the campaign, said she is glad her experience with him is getting a public airing. "He told me when I went in for my checkup," she said. "He took me in a room by myself and said, 'By the way, I tied your tubes but don't tell anybody...
  • The Medicine Man. GOP control of the Senate depends on Oklahoma Republican candidate Tom Coburn.

    09/13/2004 5:58:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 62 replies · 1,389+ views
    Tom Coburn may be indispensable to the Republicans' effort to hold on to their majority in the U.S. Senate in November. "He is their best hope for keeping an Oklahoma seat Republican in the closely divided Senate," wrote conservative pundit Robert Novak. Coburn was swept into Congress as a member of the Republican class of 1994 that gained control of the House for the first time in 40 years and installed Newt Gingrich as speaker. "He really drank the Kool-Aid with the class of '94; he was one of the real far-right guys," says Kenneth Hicks, a political science professor...
  • U.S. Senate Candidate Speaks To College Republicans! (Whoo Hoo! Thats US!)

    09/02/2004 10:47:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 64 replies · 1,617+ views
    Guys I am so excited because last night we had over 300 people show up for our first college republicans meeting here at OSU. (Oklahoma State) Dr. Tom Coburn..candidate for US Senate came and spoke. I will have more pictures to add to this thread soon..that I took. But for now..notice the Republican flag behind Dr. Coburn? That came from my room! We used it to decorate! Dr. Coburn is quite blunt. He reminds me a lot of Zell Miller. He answered every question asked. And informed us on things like crop insurance, term limits, the war on terror, health...
  • They Said It! (DNC "War Room" Spokesman Jay Carson)

    09/02/2004 2:58:19 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1,494+ views
    DNC "WAR ROOM" SPOKESMAN JAY CARSON: "‘John Kerry has been withdrawing money from the special interest bank for his entire career and now – because it’s the popular thing to do – he wants us to believe that he’s going to close the account and go after the people that have funded his political career,’ said Jay Carson ..." (Jim VandeHei, “Kerry Leads In Lobby Money,” The Washington Post , 1/31/04)LEARN MORE ABOUT KERRY/EDWARDS' SHIFTING POSITIONS AT WWW.KERRYONIRAQ.COM
  • They Said It! (DNC "War Room" Spokesman Jay Carson)

    08/31/2004 3:44:05 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 1,407+ views
    DNC "WAR ROOM" SPOKESMAN JAY CARSON: “When it was popular to be for the Iraq war, [Kerry] was for it. Now it’s popular to be against it, and he’s against it.” (Todd S. Purdum, “Rivals Mine Kerry Senate Years For Material To Slow Him Down,” The New York Times, 1/25/04)LEARN MORE ABOUT KERRY/EDWARDS' SHIFTING POSITIONS AT WWW.KERRYONIRAQ.COM
  • Poll Shows Coburn, Humphreys In Dead Heat

    07/19/2004 9:35:13 AM PDT · by okstate · 8 replies · 645+ views
    ChannelOklahoma ^ | July 19 2004 | AP
    Former U.S. Rep. Tom Coburn and former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys are about even in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, according to a statewide poll. The poll, sponsored by the Tulsa World and KOTV-Channel 6, showed Coburn with 37 percent support, Humphreys with 34 percent and state Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony with 7 percent. Jay Richard Hunt had 1 percent and 21 percent said they were undecided. The difference between Coburn and Humphreys is well within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 5.9 percentage points. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the...
  • New campaign strategy for Libertarians

    02/11/2004 10:29:28 AM PST · by mackster · 82 replies · 231+ views
    Right Wing News (Humor/Politics site) ^ | 2/10/2004 | Mac Johnson
    The Two And A Half Party System: A Call To Libertarians by Mac Johnson The Libertarian party is a party of principle. This fact is an enormous comfort to the party each election year when its candidates lose every major race. Being free from the burden of mattering, we can all be proud of the purity of our untested principles. OK, it is a little harsh to say that the Party does not matter. After all, occasionally one of its candidates may, in a tight race, siphon off just enough votes from the least abominable candidate to push the more...
  • Environmental Pol Pots

    01/30/2004 4:37:53 AM PST · by samtheman · 25 replies · 304+ views ^ | October 9, 2002 | Walter Williams
    Activists in the environmentalist movement have a callous disregard for people. You say: "What do you mean, Williams? We can't think of a more caring people." First, I'm not talking about sensible people who're concerned about clean air and water. I'm talking about the movement leaders and the politicians they have under their thumbs. Let's look at it. The New York Green Party said in its opposition to pesticide spraying to halt the spread of West Nile disease, "These diseases only kill the old and people whose health is already poor." In East Meadow and Hempstead, N.Y., local officials, following...
  • How Profiling Saved My Life

    12/16/2003 10:27:55 AM PST · by mrustow · 72 replies · 667+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 16 December 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    How Profiling Saved My LifeBy Nicholas StixToogood Reports | December 16, 2003 Gettin’ PaidIt was just after 9 p.m. on a school night, and Dennis, Steve, Michael, maybe another guy and myself were on the corner, by the parking garage of a fancy apartment building a block away from our slummy neighborhood. Dennis, the ringleader was 14, Steve was 15, I was 13 and Michael was 12.Along comes an unmarked car, and Det. Kevan and some other plainclothes guys jump out, and hassle us. Stupid Det. Kevan, the jerk. Father of Jimmy, the bully, who was my age, and Jimmy’s...
  • Fort Carson, Colo. Springs claims some US troops killed in chopper crash

    11/02/2003 8:22:31 AM PST · by nwrep · 2 replies · 158+ views
    AP ^ | November 2, 2003 | CINDY BROVSKY
    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Some of the American troops killed in the downing of a helicopter in Iraq on Sunday were believed to be from Fort Carson, a post spokesman said. Lt. Col. Thomas Budzyna was unable to immediately provide further details about the number of casualties or their names or units but said the post was assembling its casualty team. Units from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and battalions of the 10th Special Forces Group were operating in Iraq, as well as national units that assemble at Fort Carson before going overseas. Fort Carson has...