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  • Climate Group To Spend $100M In 7 Races In 2014

    05/23/2014 9:45:29 PM PDT · by dila813 · 12 replies ^ | Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:13am | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Setting his sights on Republicans who reject climate change, an environmentalist billionaire is unveiling plans to spend $100 million this year in seven competitive Senate and gubernatorial races, as his super PAC works to counteract a flood of conservative spending by the Koch brothers. NextGen Climate Action said it plans to spend at least $50 million contributed by founder Tom Steyer, a retired hedge fund manager and longtime Democratic donor, and another $50 million the group is seeking to raise from likeminded donors. The money will be used to back Democrats and attack Republicans running for Senate...
  • Yeah, I Wrote the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Memo

    04/28/2014 5:43:07 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 41 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 04/27/2014 | Chris Lehane
    I stand by every word of it. And it’s even worse today. Of the thousands of Clinton presidential records released to the public last week, one among them has received of the bulk of attention: a 332-page memo from 1995. The memo, which offers an in-depth analysis of the right-wing media, describes how conservative conspiracy theories about the Clintons passed from the fringes to the mainstream. (...) Let’s go all the way back to the summer of 1995. At the time, my then colleague (and current business partner) Mark Fabiani and I were working at the White House as lawyers...

    05/13/2007 4:39:06 PM PDT · by melt · 16 replies · 936+ views
    NY POST .com ^ | 5/13/07 | JANON FISHER
    May 13, 2007 -- First he helped Al Gore fight George W. Bush. Now, he's helping Michael Moore do the same thing. High-powered attorney David Boies - chief counsel in Gore's recount battle against Bush in the 2000 presidential election - has been hired to help the filmmaker fight a federal probe into his new film "Sicko," according to The Weinstein Company. Moore landed in hot water when he took ailing 9/11 responders to Cuba seeking health care as part of the documentary, which highlights problems with the American health care system and HMOs.
  • Frist, DeLay Fend Off Probes Into Ethics

    09/23/2005 7:01:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 673+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/23/05 | donna cassata - ap
    WASHINGTON - Heading into a midterm election year, Republicans find themselves with not one, but two congressional leaders — Bill Frist in the Senate and Tom DeLay in the House — fending off questions of ethical improprieties. The news that federal prosecutors and the Securities and Exchange Commission are looking into Frist's sale of stock in HCA Inc., the hospital operating company founded by his family, comes as a criminal investigation continues of Jack Abramoff, a high-powered Republican lobbyist, and his ties to DeLay of Texas. Less than a week ago, a former White House official was arrested in the...
  • Democrats Conflicted on Playing Rough

    08/13/2005 7:09:32 AM PDT · by chiller · 60 replies · 1,318+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 13, 2005 | Dana Millbank
    The decision by the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America to pull an incendiary ad attacking President Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court has produced a fresh round of recriminations within the Democratic Party and a return to a nagging question: Has the opposition lost its nerve? ....some choice pieces: "Republicans don't mind running an ad that's entirely false, but Democrats have never learned, and I'm not sure many of them want to learn, how to play that kind of politics," said Robert Shrum, an adviser to several Democratic presidential campaigns. NARAL had to pull the ad, he said, because...
  • CA: Bridge builder's new flack a true PR virtuoso (Chris Lehane)

    04/16/2005 10:41:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 3,288+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/16/05 | Josh Richman
    The Bay Bridge retrofit contractor's new spokesman is a political public-relations heavy hitter with a national reputation for digging up dirt on embattled clients' critics. Chris Lehane, 37, helped the Clinton White House spin the Whitewater investigation, spoke for Vice President Al Gore on the 2000 presidential campaign trail and advised former Gov. Gray Davis during the 2001 energy crisis and 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Now he's working for KFM Joint Venture, the contractor building the Bay Bridge's new eastern span. The Oakland Tribune has reported welders' accusations that many of the project's welds are defective and that unsafe working conditions...
  • The Truth About Clinton Cost Me a Powerful Pal

    09/14/2004 1:59:53 PM PDT · by planekT · 13 replies · 1,395+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | Sept. 14, 2004 | Phillip Weis
    In fall 1996, The New York Times Magazine asked me to look into the Clinton haters, and I called Chris, who overnighted me another copy of the report, bigger than ever. Then I went down to Washington to talk to him and his boss, Mark Fabiani. Mark was the opposite of Chris. He’d worked in California politics and wore designer suits, he had a handsome angular face and struck me as a lady’s man. He sat at a big desk next to the window overlooking the White House and spun a "Duke" on his fingertips, the official N.F.L. ball, then...
  • Hitchens vs. Lehane on "Scarborough Country"

    07/06/2004 7:16:52 PM PDT · by SHOOKS22 · 52 replies · 2,188+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/6/04 | SHOOKS22
    Christopher Hitchens is going to debate Moore apologist and "response team" member Chris Lehane on "Scarborough Country" in a few minutes. If you are in front of the tv, tune in now! Should be interesting (to say the least)....
  • John Kerry's Intern Eruption: The Year of the Skunk

    02/16/2004 2:18:34 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 31 replies · 368+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 2-16-2004 | Barbara J. Stock
    John Kerry's Intern Eruption The Year of the Skunk February 15, 2004 by Barbara J. Stock It’s the Chinese year of the Monkey and I guess that means something if you are Chinese.  I’m not Chinese so I suggest that 2004 be the year of the Skunk.  When you look at a skunk, it appears cute, even pretty with its black and white fur and that cute little nose and button eyes.  Of course, if you threaten one, you are rudely introduced to the business end of this fluffy, adorable little creature and it’s an encounter you will never forget. ...
  • Democratic aide was source of affair rumour that dogs Kerry

    02/15/2004 12:49:19 AM PST · by Prodigal Son · 53 replies · 381+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | February 15, 2004 | Tony Allen-Mills
    ONLY a few days ago they were fighting hard for the Democratic presidential nomination, but on Friday Senator John Kerry and General Wesley Clark arrived in Wisconsin to shower each other with praise. The front-running Massachusetts senator was “the right character to bring America forward”, Clark told cheering students in Madison. “He will stand up to the Republican attack dogs and send them home licking their wounds.” Kerry was equally generous. Clark had shown “great selflessness and great courage” by ending his campaign and offering his support to a former rival. It was exactly the display of solidarity that many...
  • This time it's personal ( From war records to dental records to interns: ...)

    02/14/2004 7:50:17 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 62 replies · 349+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Filed: 15/02/2004 | Julian Coman & Charles Laurence
    This time it's personal(Filed: 15/02/2004) From war records to dental records to interns: the mud-slinging has begun even before the Democrats have picked their presidential candidate, report Julian Coman, in Las Vegas, and Charles Laurence Sin City was in a sentimental mood on Friday evening. Improvised rose stalls dotted the Las Vegas streets in preparation for St Valentine's Day. At the Clark County Court House, a three and a half hour queue for on-request marriage licences had formed by 7.30pm. But at a campaign rally for Senator John Kerry, deep in the Hispanic quarter of Vegas, the subject of romance...
  • Saddle Tattle

    02/14/2004 3:46:58 AM PST · by EditorAtPoliSat.Com · 266+ views
    John Kerry stays in the saddle by galloping past kiss-and-tell tattle. Kiss-and-Tell Tattle and Rides in the Saddle.· (Each line below is a limerick not subdivided, but you can discern what are the break-points for each line) By whom was John Kerry assailed by claims he's a Clintonesque male? Though Drudge has been mum on who beat the drum, it seems that such beating has failed. A pundit named Crawford¹ explained the Drudge-source by him can't be named but said, not implied, the rumor described was recently "shopped"² by Lehane. At PoliSat.Com we are betting the timing and place of...
  • Grins and Grenades

    01/19/2004 4:01:37 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 155+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/26/04 | Howard Fineman and Michael Isikoff
    To be a successful "oppo guy"—an opposition researcher for a presidential candidate—you need to know how to play defense as well as offense. In the Democrats' increasingly vicious race, Chris Lehane, Wesley Clark's oppo guy, is state of the art, a Harvard Law School alum with a sharp mind and tongue. He knows how to play it both ways. He's spent months in attack mode, serving as a one-man tip sheet for reporters examining the shortcomings of Howard Dean, especially the former Vermont governor's refusal to release all of his official records. But last week Lehane hunkered down. Preparing for...
  • Clark Puts Clinton Veterans in High Posts

    10/11/2003 12:45:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 206+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 10, 2003 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    PHOENIX, Oct. 10 — Gen. Wesley K. Clark announced a raft of top appointments to his presidential campaign on Friday, just days after simmering tensions inside the fledgling organization led to the resignation of his campaign manager. Several of the new appointees are veterans of the Clinton administration. And the campaign has entered discussions with former Vice President Al Gore's campaign spokesman, Chris Lehane, who recently left the presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. Clark campaign officials said that with the appointments, the campaign was setting firm lines of authority and would become a more stable operation,...
  • Bush, GOP not immune if voter revolt spreads

    10/09/2003 1:40:51 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 38 replies · 213+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/9/03 | Marc Sandalow
    <p>Arnold Schwarzenegger's triumph in the nation's premier Democratic state gives Republicans commanding control of the seats of power from coast to coast.</p> <p>The White House, both houses of Congress, a majority of state legislatures and now the governorships of the four most populous states are in Republican hands. Party officials claim, with growing credibility, that it is no longer a 50-50 nation and that California is now in play in the 2004 presidential election.</p>
  • Dumping Lehane(Kerry's clunker breaks down completely. Plus: Republican Senate on hold.)

    09/16/2003 9:39:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 238+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 9/17/2003 | The Prowler
    HANGING OFFENSIVE The announcement earlier this week that former Clinton and Gore spokesman Chris Lehane has stepped down from his strategic communications role with John Kerry's presidential campaign reveals everything that is wrong with the Massachusetts senator's campaign operation. At the same time that Kerry was pointing to a press release that stated that Lehane was stepping down for personal reasons Lehane himself and even some of his enemies in the campaign were telling reporters that Lehane had been pushed by those who opposed his campaign philosophy over the summer. Lehane was one of the few Kerry advisers counseling an...
  • Key Kerry Aide Quits (RAT jumps ship)

    09/16/2003 7:58:05 PM PDT · by South40 · 6 replies · 212+ views
    CBSNEWS ^ | 9/16/03
    (CBS/AP) John Kerry's communications director has resigned over differences in the direction of the Democrat's presidential campaign. Chris Lehane's departure comes amid speculation of a wider shake-up in the Kerry campaign, which has been torn by internal fights and a lack of public support from the candidate. Kerry, a Massachusetts senator once considered the leading contender in a nine-person field, has seen his campaign eclipsed by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. "John Kerry is a great American," Lehane said in a statement confirming his resignation. "He has assembled a great team to take on George W. Bush and I wish...
  • Kerry communications director resigns (Chris Lehane)

    09/15/2003 11:18:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 171+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — John Kerry's communications director has resigned over differences in the direction of the Democrat's presidential campaign.</p> <p>Chris Lehane's departure comes amid speculation of a wider shake-up in the Kerry campaign, which has been torn by internal fights and a lack of public support from the candidate.</p>