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  • Giving Newt a Pass

    11/21/2011 11:32:24 AM PST · by Fred · 111 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 112111 | John Derbyshire
    I can’t understand why Newt Gingrich is getting such a pass on his Freddie Mac consulting. He claims to have been a historian for this outfit? FHLMC needs a historian like the U.S.A. needs a Department of Education, like Europe needs a common currency, like … like … I dunno, like Michelle Obama needs another $12,000 accessory. I sputtered about this on last week’s Radio Derb: Newt’s trying to ju-jitsu the thing, telling us that his experience as a shill for Freddie Mac gave him valuable insider understanding of governmental affairs. Isn’t that what we want in a candidate, valuable...
  • California's Special Election, Paul Ryan's Wine Pal and More in Capital Eye Opener: July 12

    07/12/2011 2:30:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Open Secrets.org ^ | July 12, 2011 | Michael Beckel
    FINE WINE, BEST ENJOYED AMONG FRIENDS AND DONORS?: Cliff Asness, the founding and managing partner of hedge fund AQR Capital, and Rutgers University professor Susan Feinberg may have irreconcilable differences about two $350 bottles of wine at Washington D.C.'s Bistro Bis, but they once found common ground in the campaign of President Barack Obama. Cliff Asness, and his wife Laurel, each gave Obama $2,300 during his 2008 campaign, according to research by the Center for Responsive Politics. Feinberg, too, was a 2008 Obama campaign donor, giving $1,700 in support of his presidential bid. Obama was just the second federal-level candidate...
  • Rush Limbaugh Dropped From St. Louis Rams Bid Group: ESPN (Update @33)

    10/14/2009 1:11:33 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 539 replies · 24,076+ views
    CNBC ^ | 10/14/2009 | Staff
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  • Award Winning Documentary Shows Allegations Of McCain's Efforts To Block POW Investigations, Reports

    01/19/2008 4:38:35 AM PST · by america4vr · 44 replies · 1,244+ views
    eworldonline ^ | January 18, 2008 | Staff
    The award-winning documentary film, "Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search For America's POWs" narrated by Ed Asner backs up allegations that John McCain repeatedly thwarted attempts by U.S. Senate investigators to examine the abandonment of American POWs in Southeast Asia and North Korea. "Missing Presumed Dead," which won two film festival "Best Documentary" awards, explores McCain's successful attempt to pass a stealth bill in the Senate which effectively keeps his POW records sealed in perpituity and provides insight into why he does not want these records ever to be made public - including the revelation of the many propaganda radio broadcasts...
  • NRO: Fusion Candidate (Ron Paul)

    08/01/2007 7:00:48 AM PDT · by George W. Bush · 99 replies · 1,109+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 01, 2007 | Todd Seavey
    August 01, 2007, 5:00 a.m. Fusion CandidateThe congressman from Texas has something for all conservatives. By Todd Seavey John Derbyshire is wrong to resist the Ron Paul Temptation. Embrace it. Embrace it: conservatives, libertarians, pro-lifers…Right-minded Americans, all. Sure, Paul, currently hovering in the single digits in polls, looks at first glance like a textbook case of a fringe candidate. And that’s unfortunate, because he ought instead to be our next president — and would be if he made it to the general election, since in a one-on-one match-up with likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, he could fare remarkably well....
  • Scientist Presses Case For Reporters' Sources [Anthrax-Dr.Hatfill]

    07/05/2007 5:34:27 AM PDT · by BGHater · 42 replies · 1,179+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04 July 2007 | Paul Duggan
    Plaintiff Was Called 'Person of Interest' Lawyers for former Army scientist Steven J. Hatfill urged a judge yesterday to order several journalists to disclose the names of law enforcement sources who leaked details of the investigation of Hatfill in the 2001 anthrax attacks. Hatfill, a physician and bioterrorism expert, has not been charged in the attacks, in which five people were killed and 17 were sickened by anthrax bacteria mailed in envelopes. In a lawsuit, he accuses the Justice Department of violating the federal Privacy Act by giving the news media information about the FBI's investigation of him. To help...
  • WaPo Corrects Feith Scoop: Almost All the Quotes Were Wrong

    02/09/2007 4:14:49 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 70 replies · 2,378+ views
    NRO ^ | 2/9/07
    What a mess: A Feb. 9 front-page article about the Pentagon inspector general's report regarding the office of former undersecretary of defense Douglas J. Feith incorrectly attributed quotations to that report. References to Feith's office producing "reporting of dubious quality or reliability" and that the office "was predisposed to finding a significant relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda" were from a report issued by Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) in Oct. 2004. Similarly, the quotes stating that Feith's office drew on "both reliable and unreliable reporting" to produce a link between al-Qaeda and Iraq "that was much stronger than that assessed...