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  • Dodd: Administration pushed for language protecting bonuses (Dodd Throws Obama under The Bus)

    03/18/2009 5:56:04 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 159 replies · 8,510+ views
    CNN ^ | 3-18-09 | Ed Hornick Kristi Keck
    Dodd acknowledged his role in the change after a Treasury Department official told CNN the administration pushed for the language. Both Dodd and the official, who asked not to be named, said it was because administration officials were afraid the government would face numerous lawsuits without the new language. ---snip-- "I agreed reluctantly," Dodd said. "I was changing the amendment because others were insistent."
  • U.S. to bolster Cuba broadcasts, aid to dissidents (to speed "transformation")

    08/08/2003 11:46:52 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 8 replies · 302+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Aug. 8, 2003 | William E. Gibson
    Washington · Otto Reich, President Bush's chief adviser on Latin America, said on Thursday that the administration will step up efforts to pressure the Fidel Castro regime, aid dissidents and hasten the political transformation of the island. "I know that President Bush is interested in doing more to accelerate the process of change in Cuba, and it's safe to say that in the next few weeks and months you will see some additional steps," Reich said. "It's been very difficult for this president to implement this policy for Cuba and the Western Hemisphere because up to this week he was...
  • Dodd Praises Former Klansman

    04/21/2004 5:39:16 PM PDT · by Temple Owl · 12 replies · 175+ views
    County Press (suburban Philadelphia) ^ | 4/21/04 | William W. Lawrence EditorialSecond Thoughts By: William W. Lawrence 04/20/2004The "powerful" Delaware County Republican machine is throwing its full support behind Arlen Specter. This "powerful" gang could not deliver the county for Dubya or his father. Let's make certain they cannot do it for Specter.All real Republicans should vote for Pat Toomey.***So George Soros, an anti-American, anti-Bush billionaire, is funding Arlen Specter's senate campaign and has been a Specter supporter since 1996. Let's send the "powerful" Delco GOP machine and Soros a message. Vote Pat Toomey, Tuesday.***Remember Rick Santorum and Dubya have to support Specter. It's not as though they want to....
  • Black Leadership Group Says Dodd Must 'Face the Music and Resign'

    04/13/2004 6:43:14 AM PDT · by Fierce Allegiance · 42 replies · 233+ views
    Talon News | April 13, 2004 | By Jimmy Moore
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Members of a black leadership group are asking Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) to resign from his position in the United States Senate because of recent comments he made regarding Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV). Talon News was one of the few national media outlets that reported on this story last week about Dodd's remarks about Byrd made on the floor of the Senate on April 1 (read previous story). "I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia that he would have been a great senator at any...
  • Black Organization Urges Dodd to Resign Over Insensitive Comments

    04/09/2004 6:49:31 PM PDT · by wjersey · 27 replies · 144+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 4/9/2004 | David W. Almasi
    WASHINGTON, April 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Members of the African- American leadership network Project 21 are asking U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd to resign his seat in the wake of inappropriate comments he made commemorating fellow senator Robert C. Byrd's 17,000th Senate vote. Senator Dodd said: "I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia that he would have been a great senator at any moment. Some were right for a time. Robert C. Byrd, in my view, would have been right for any time." "How could Senator Dodd have made...
  • Fraud charge for Countrywide boss

    06/04/2009 3:40:57 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 10 replies · 558+ views
    BBC Americas ^ | 4 June 2009 | Unattributed
    Angelo Mozilo, former boss of Countrywide Financial, has been charged with civil fraud and insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is the highest profile executive to face charges relating to the US sub-prime mortgage crisis in 2007. --snip-- Mr Mozilo has denied doing anything wrong. Two other former executives have also been charged with civil fraud. --snip -- The SEC published extracts from e-mails sent by Mr Mozilo. "The bottom line is that we are flying blind on how these loans will perform in a stressed environment of higher unemployment, reduced values and slowing home sales," he...
  • Chris Dodd bows to global governance (Agenda 21)

    08/14/2010 1:02:35 PM PDT · by goldendays · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 14, 2010 | Henry Lamb
    Chris Dodd bows to global governance . There is nothing ambiguous or uncertain about this statement: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. (10th Amendment) Where in the Constitution does Sen. Christopher Dodd find any authority to even propose his "Livable Communities Act"? Article I, Section 8, Clause 1, authorizes Congress "to lay and collect taxes for the common defense and general welfare" of the United States. The next 17 paragraphs define the specific area of activity the founders...
  • Senator: Artifacts held by Yale belong to Peru

    06/09/2010 9:35:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 56+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 9 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- Sen. Christopher Dodd says Inca artifacts removed from Machu Picchu nearly a century ago and held by Yale University belong to the people of Peru.....
  • Candidate’s Words on Vietnam Service Differ From History (Blumenthal Lied About Nam Service)

    05/17/2010 7:58:00 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 40 replies · 1,536+ views
    New York Times ^ | 05/17/2010 | Raymond Hernandez
    At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life. “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.” There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served...
  • Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2009

    12/28/2009 11:50:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 3,114+ views ^ | December 28, 2009 | Judicial Watch
    Washington, DCJudicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”  The list, in alphabetical order, includes: 1. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT):  This marks two years in a row for Senator Dodd, who made the 2008 “Ten Most Corrupt” list for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for accepting preferential treatment and loan terms from Countrywide Financial, a scandal which still dogs him.  In 2009, the scandals kept coming for the Connecticut Democrat.  In 2009, Judicial Watch filed a Senate ethics complaint against...
  • Dodd Has Prostate Cancer

    07/31/2009 10:00:49 AM PDT · by madison10 · 63 replies · 2,107+ views ^ | July 31, 2009 | Laura Kellman
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., has been diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer and intends to have surgery early in August, his office said Friday. Dodd intends to be back at work when Congress reconvenes in September, according to an e-mail his office circulated to fellow senators. The AP obtained a copy. Aides also said the diagnosis would not affect Dodd's plans to seek a sixth term in 2010.
  • CT-SEN Poll: Rob Simmons (R) 43, Chris Dodd (D) 42 (Christopher Dudd in Danger)

    03/10/2009 9:39:47 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 54 replies · 1,395+ views
    Redstate ^ | March 10th 2009 | Dan McLaughlin
    At the end of my tenure on this committee, I want it to be said that the safety and soundness of our financial institutions was not weakened on my watch -Chris Dodd, February 15, 2007 (H/T Ironman, who notes that the Dow has fallen nearly in half since that date). Senator Dodd has a lot to answer for and it looks like Connecticut voters are turning on him, as a new Quinnipiac poll out this morning shows he would narrowly trail moderate Republican former Congressman Rob Simmons 43-42 if the election were held today. (H/T) Simmons has been publicly mulling...
  • Dodd's big mouth: Connecticut senator should do the stock market a favor and keep his trap shut

    02/21/2009 11:37:17 AM PST · by knighthawk · 24 replies · 772+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Februari 21 2009
    Vice President Joe Biden was expected to be Washington's loose cannon in chief, but his old Senate buddy Christopher Dodd of Connecticut is proving to be the master of disaster. Dodd flapped his gums in a television interview yesterday and promptly sent the stock markets into a tailspin, further battering America's bruised investors. Thanks, pal. It was downright dumb for the powerful chairman of the Senate Banking Committee to loosely throw around the concept of nationalizing U.S. banks, even for a brief period of time. Said Dodd in a Bloomberg TV appearance: "I don't welcome that at all, but I...
  • Edible weeds

    02/14/2009 10:03:07 AM PST · by djf · 246 replies · 10,331+ views
    I have decided to start a thread focusing on edible weeds. Many of the common plants we see everyday are edible, and while most are not hugely palatable or nutritious, a few are truly very good. If you would like to post a recipe, please post recipes related to these plants only. As always, an extreme amount of caution is advised. It's probably true that 90 percent or so of plants are actually edible, there is a small percentage that if you eat them, you WON'T have to worry about eating again! Oleander comes to mind, it would take less...
  • SAVED BY GOV'T? ( Christopher Dodd mentioned )

    02/14/2009 10:04:07 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 564+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | February 14, 2009
    Our elected representatives sold the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" as a stimulant for the economy, but it is, in fact, Viagra for the leviathan state. The legislation effectively repeals welfare reform, the single most successful domestic policy of the '90s. Not only are we nationalizing the banks, but the legislators overseeing the banking industry regulate about as well as I play the left-handed harpsichord. Christopher Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, got a sweetheart mortgage from Countrywide and carried water for Fannie Mae like Gunga Din. He should be testifying before his own committee in an...
  • Dodd’s Guide to Clean Livin’

    01/29/2009 8:57:22 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies · 508+ views
    National Review ^ | January 29, 2009 | Mark Hemingway
    Stall, and hope they forget. It’s been over seven months since it was revealed that Senate Banking Committee chairman Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.) got a sweetheart deal on his Washington, D.C., townhouse directly from Angelo Mozilo, the CEO of troubled subprime-mortgage lender Countrywide Financial. Participating in the “Friends of Angelo” program saved Dodd about $75,000 on his mortgage, and raised more than a few eyebrows about whether Dodd should be accepting such hefty gifts from entities he’s tasked with overseeing and regulating. Since the scandal broke last June, no action has been taken by the Senate to formally ascertain if...
  • Do the right thing ( Rangel, Dodd & Richardson )

    01/10/2009 10:18:17 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies · 570+ views
    Post and Courier ^ | January 10, 2009
    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson did the right thing last week when he withdrew as President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for Commerce Secretary because of an ongoing federal investigation. Prominent members of the Democratic majority in Congress who operate under similar clouds should pay heed. Rep. Rangel is a perfect storm of embarrassment for his party. He has been charged with occupying several rent-controlled New York apartments when he was only entitled to one, taking tax breaks for residences in both Washington, D.C., and New York when he was only entitled to one, failing to report rental income from a vacation...
  • Why is Sen. Dodd stalling on loans?

    12/24/2008 7:54:43 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies · 906+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | 12/23/2008
    Isn't it time that U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd came clean and released documents on two mortgages hew received from Countrywide Financial Corp. that has already sparked a Senate ethics inquiry? Following a meeting in Westport on Monday with Fairfield County labor leaders, Connecticut's senior senator once again hedged on saying when he would release the documents. Dodd continues to say the information will be forthcoming but he refuses to say when. Well, it's been five month since the disclosure that Dodd and another senator may have received preferential treatment in 2003 on mortgages from Countrywide Financial, which was later...
  • From the driver's seat to hot seat ( Christopher Dodd mentioned )

    12/23/2008 9:01:47 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 780+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 21, 2008 | Jim Mateja
    As the federal government keeps promising to come up with $14 billion or so to help the domestic auto industry keep one foot out of the grave, talk has swirled that there would have to be changes at the top. A federal "car czar" is on tap to sweat the details, like which people and products stay and which go, so the CEOs have been in the crosshairs – with the bull's eye squarely on General Motors' Rick Wagoner. Wagoner has headed what's soon to be the world's No. 2 automaker since 2000, closing down Oldsmobile, pumping up SUV sales...
  • Icelanders demand PM resign during violent protests (America Next?)

    Thousands of Icelanders took to the street in violent protests in Rekjavik, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Geir Haarde and central bank governor David Oddsson in the wake of the country's complete financial collapse. REYKJAVIK - Thousands of Icelanders demonstrated in Reykjavik on Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Geir Haarde and Central Bank Governor David Oddsson for failing to stop a financial meltdown in the country. It was the latest in a series of protests in the capital since the financial meltdown that crippled the island's economy. Hordur Torfason, a well-known troubadour in Iceland and the main...
  • Democrat fingerprints are all over the financial crisis

    10/03/2008 6:11:59 AM PDT · by XHogPilot · 38 replies · 2,066+ views
    3 Oct 2008 | Dominic Lawson
  • The Politics of Personal Enrichment: Chris Dodd - Countrywide's Sweetheart

    09/21/2008 7:55:59 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 37 replies · 1,337+ views
    9/21/08 | dirtboy
    In early June 2008, Americans learned of a VIP loan program provided to influential politicians by Countrywide Mortgage at the direction of its chairman Angelo Mozilo – and that one of the so-called ‘Friends of Angelo” was none other than Jim Johnson, a former CEO at Fannie Mae who had just been tapped to head Barack Obama’s vice presidential vetting committee. Countrywide Friends Got Good Loans Countrywide Financial Corp. makes mortgage loans through a vast network of offices, brokers and call centers. But a few customers have gotten their loans a special way: through Countrywide Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo. These...
  • Senate Housing Bill Requires eBay....+ All Credit Card Companies to Report Transactions to Govt

    06/23/2008 10:04:04 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 65 replies · 406+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | 6-23-08 | Adam Brandon
    Broad, invasive provision touches nearly every aspect of American commerce. ~~~ Hidden deep in Senator Christopher Dodd's 630-page Senate housing legislation is a sweeping provision that affects the privacy and operation of nearly all of America’s small businesses. The provision, which was added by the bill's managers without debate this week, would require the nation's payment systems to track, aggregate, and report information on nearly every electronic transaction to the federal government. *** Call Congress and Tell Them to Oppose The eBay Reporting Provision in the Housing Bill: 1-866-928-3035 *** FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey commented: "This is a provision with...
  • Housing Bill Requires eBay, Amazon, Google, and All Credit Companies to Report to the IRS

    Senate Housing Bill Requires eBay, Amazon, Google, and All Credit Card Companies to Report Transactions to the Government Broad, invasive provision touches nearly every aspect of American commerce. Washington, D.C. - Update: Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley is pushing the bill. Hidden deep in Senator Christopher Dodd's 630-page Senate housing legislation is a sweeping provision that affects the privacy and operation of nearly all of America's small businesses. The provision, which was added by the bill's managers without debate this week, would require the nation's payment systems to track, aggregate, and report information on nearly every electronic transaction...
  • Congress wants to know your eBay buying habits

    07/28/2008 11:30:52 AM PDT · by hripka · 84 replies · 481+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 20, 2008 | WorldNetDaily
    A freedom-focused grassroots organization has issued a nationwide alert about a plan in Congress that would require credit card companies, eBay, Amazon, Google and other companies to report what you buy to the federal government. FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey said the privacy implications are "breathtaking." "This is a provision with astonishing reach, and it was slipped into the bill just this week," he said. "Not only does it affect nearly every credit card transaction in America, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, but the bill specifically targets payment systems like eBay's PayPal, Amazon and Google Checkout," he said....
  • Mortgage-gate: Dumb Democrats or Dishonest Democrats (or both)

    07/10/2008 11:00:36 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies · 226+ views
    Various | July 11, 2008 | vanity
    Will there be a MORTGAGE-GATE controversy in the 2008 election? Judicial Watch has filed a complaint against the sweetheart deal that Senator Obama Barack has received in terms of a mortgage. So has Senator Christopher Dodd, D-CT, who is chair of the Senate Banking Committee. One must ask the question are these two Democrats: are they Dumb, Dishonest, or both -- to have accepted these sweetheart mortgage deals for their personal life? Should the US Justice Department start investigating these politicians and others for such deals to receive favorable treatment in legislation now that the mortgage industry is in serious...
  • Senate Bill Requires eBay, Amazon, Google, All Credit Card Companies to Report Transactions

    06/19/2008 12:10:34 PM PDT · by XR7 · 135 replies · 248+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | 6/19/08 | Adam Brandon
    Broad, invasive provision touches nearly every aspect of American commerce. WASHINGTON, DC - Hidden deep in Senator Christopher Dodd's 630-page Senate housing legislation is a sweeping provision that affects the privacy and operation of nearly all of America’s small businesses. The provision, which was added by the bill's managers without debate this week, would require the nation's payment systems to track, aggregate, and report information on nearly every electronic transaction to the federal government. FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey commented: "This is a provision with astonishing reach, and it was slipped into the bill just this week. Not only does it...
  • Dear Senator Dodd: Education Is Not The Answer To Every Problem (Dennis Prager Alert)

    11/05/2007 9:56:46 PM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 143+ views ^ | 11/06/2007 | Dennis Prager
    At the Democrats' presidential debate last week, the candidates were asked to comment on issues pertaining to education. This was Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd's response: "I've been asked the question over the years, 'What's the single most important issue?' I always say education because it is the answer to every other problem we confront as a people here." Needless to say, no other candidate took issue with Sen. Dodd, and it is likely that most senators, all the Democrats and many Republicans, would agree with the sentiment. But the sentiment is not only wrong, it is destructive. There are, of...
  • Presidential campaign is busting loose

    08/06/2007 3:52:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 910+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2007 | Paul Brownfield
    The only "Simpsons" series character whose name was changed for the movie was Austrian-born action star Rainer Wolfcastle, who goes by the name of President Schwarzenegger. This is satire, I think. There are nine Republican contenders for president and many more in the party looking for a rock-star candidate. Is it Rudy Giuliani, a.k.a. the Mayor of Terror Town? Mitt Romney, who bears a spooky resemblance to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves? Tom Tancredo or Tommy Thompson, both of whose names would restore alliteration to the White House for the first time since the Reagan era? I woke up early Sunday...
  • Funding drug addiction okay with welfare

    04/27/2007 12:59:57 PM PDT · by sdnet · 9 replies · 642+ views ^ | April 27th, 2007 | Steve Adcock,
    I watched the Democrat debate yesterday evening, not so much to learn something new, but because I have the innate curse of enjoying political speeches, even if those speeches grind against the very pit of my soul in both substance and concept. The majority of the debate uncovered no real surprises, but one particular answer to a question about drug testing sticks in my mind. The answer that Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd gave to a question about drug testing welfare recipients strikes hard at the very nature of the rampant disability and aggressive disease that infects the modern Democrat party,...
  • Dodd to Enter 2008 Presidential Race (Will Announce on Imus)

    01/10/2007 3:06:36 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 51 replies · 985+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 10, 2007 | BETH FOUHY
    NEW YORK -- Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd, a veteran lawmaker who entered Congress in the post-Watergate class of 1974, will announce his bid for the presidency, Democratic officials said Wednesday. Dodd, 62, will make the formal announcement in an interview Thursday morning on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show _ a curious bit of timing since he'll be forced to compete with heavy coverage of President Bush's speech on the Iraq war. Dodd will travel late Thursday to Iowa, which will host the first presidential nominating caucus next January. He heads to South Carolina, an early primary state, on...
  • The Dictator and the Democrats ( John Kerry )

    12/21/2006 8:20:09 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,008+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | December 20, 2006
    . Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, meets U.S. Senators John Kerry, right, and Christopher Dodd, second left, in Damascus, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006
  • Lieberman Looks Up

    11/05/2006 9:44:15 PM PST · by george76 · 49 replies · 1,604+ views
    National Journal Group ^ | November 05, 2006 | KEVIN F. RENNIE
    The Lieberman campaign is feeling both feisty and confident. They can start checking names off their list of Democrats who turned on the three term incumbent after his August primary defeat. The Lieberman people took delight early last week in telling a story of John Kerry’s rebuff by Senate Democratic leaders when he lobbied them to lend some aid to Democrat aristocrat Ned Lamont’s flagging campaign. Lieberman’s campaign is delighted it still has friends in high places. They received added satisfaction when Lieberman got to pile on Kerry mid-week as the haughty Massachusetts neighbor limped off the campaign field. The...
  • Democrat Hypocrisy on Andersen

    07/10/2002 10:16:00 PM PDT · by jumpstartme · 15 replies · 1,081+ views ^ | Today | jumpstartme
    5 out of the top ten US House Recipients of contributions (1989- 2001) from Arthur Andersen are democRats. Their names and the amounts are listed below. And, according to dim logic, they are guilty by association and should have their names shining in the bright lights of Reuters, AP, Drudge, The Washington ComPost, and more. After all, this is a hit piece. Here you go, Klayman, chase this ambulance too! Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) $34,687 Martin Frost (D-Texas) $32,000 Peter Deutsch (D-Fla) $24,200 James P. Moran (D-Va) $21,250 Ken Bentsen (D-Texas) $19,225 Other Rats also receiving Andersen dirty money include: Rick...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/22 and 7/23/2006 (not the live thread)

    07/22/2006 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 46 replies · 1,069+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 7/22/06 | Network and Cable News
    I'm once again breaking out the shows into their own separate posts and including the background/info links with the guests' listing in those posts.  I will not be posting an entry for ABC This Week because:ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) 'This Week' will not air on Sunday, July 23, due to ABC's coverage of the British Open; we will return with all the latest in politics on Sunday, July 30.ABC This Week comment web page John Bolton does a twofer this week, covering both FNS and CNN.  Coming just after news that Voinovich will now vote for confirmation followed by...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/15 and 7/16/2006 (not the live thread)

    07/15/2006 10:08:40 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 34 replies · 909+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 7-15-06 | Network and Cable News
    I'm trying yet another format change this week.  I have left the background links on the entry for each guest for each show, like last week, but I've broken the Sunday shows out into separate posts to try to make each one more easy to read and discuss.  The Saturday shows will still be posted as one message, then I'll do the ping.  Please me know if this works.And I've put my (expanded) witty commentary here instead of in the ping...The most interesting guest this week should be Secretary Rice, who is on Fox, CBS and ABC, but she probably...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/8 and 7/9/2006 (not the live thread)

    07/07/2006 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 27 replies · 920+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 7/7/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/8 and 7/9/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows and message 1 will be the Saturday Shows,  then I'll post the ping list.  I've changed the format as a test this week and put the links to articles and background on the guests in with their listing in the shows.  It struck me that it might have been getting less helpful to have to jump back and forth.  Let me know which format works better.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Bush is all wrong about (Korea/Iraq/Immigration) and even Republicans think soNo...
  • Democrats threaten a filibuster on Bolton - ("good faith" of Democrats didn't last long!)

    05/26/2005 2:48:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 72 replies · 1,896+ views
    Democrats said they will try to filibuster John R. Bolton, the president's nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations, if the Bush administration does not turn over two final sets of documents. "If the administration doesn't give us this information, then I want a 60-vote requirement here so that senators can express their views on this issue of the documentation that we need," said Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee who has been among Mr. Bolton's strongest critics. Republicans say there are enough votes to confirm Mr. Bolton once those objections...
  • Novak: Castro Real Story of Bolton Controversy

    05/12/2005 8:45:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 2,157+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/12/05 | Carl Limbacher
    The campaign against John R. Bolton’s nomination to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is about far more than his reputedly abrasive personality – behind the smears lies a pro-Castro agenda. The criticism of Bolton by Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd and his aide Janice O’Connell is "based on taking issue with his accusations that Castro is building a biological warfare capability," writes columnist Robert D. Novak. And the effectiveness of O’Connell - the veteran Democratic staff expert on Western Hemisphere affairs – in making life difficult for enemies of Fidel Castro is "legendary,” according to Novak. "She was...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Senators Step Into Pile of Excrement

    01/19/2005 5:56:38 PM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 2,427+ views ^ | 1/19/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    I watched yesterday's hearings, Condoleezza Rice, last week, a couple weeks ago, whenever it was, Alberto Gonzales, and I came away with two conclusions. Number 1, the Democrats on the judiciary committee over there, Patrick Leahy and the boys, seem more interested in defending the rights of Al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists than they do defending this country. And I watch Condoleezza Rice, and I'm listening to their guys go on and on and on, Barbara Boxer and John Kerry questioning her, and I don't hear one bit of news, not a shred of evidence from these people what they would...
  • Shilling for the new Castro

    01/17/2005 9:32:10 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 183+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 17, 2005 | Richard A. Baehr
    Last week, three US Senators, Florida's Bill Nelson, Connecticut's Thomas Dodd, and Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee visited with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in Caracas, to try to assess the deteriorating state of US-Venezuelan relations. The three Senators left their meeting, reciting the need for improved relations, and describing how central was Venezuela's role in supplying oil to America. The identical statements could have been uttered had the three Senators visited the sheikhs and princes in Saudi Arabia, of course. However, other than the many paid shills for Saudi Arabia in the think tanks and Middle East studies institutes in this...
  • Group asks Dodd to resign

    04/13/2004 10:07:54 AM PDT · by 2cooltovoteLib · 3 replies · 266+ views ^ | April 13,2004 | Jimmy Moore
    Why is it Lott got the book thrown at him and this fellow could get away with murder apparently?
  • US Congress Votes Protection for Unborn Children

    03/26/2004 3:17:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies · 531+ views
    EWTN ^ | 3/26/04
    Washington, Mar. 26 ( - The US Senate yesterday passed a bill that will make criminals punishable for harm done to unborn children in the course of a violent crime. Ten Catholic senators voted against the bill, which was opposed by abortion providers. The legislation which the Senate approved on March 25 has already been passed by the House of Representatives. It now needs only the signature of President George W. Bush in order to become federal law. The President has indicated that he fully supports the measure, and is likely to sign it promptly. The measure passed despite the...
  • A Thug’s Leftist Groupies

    03/10/2004 12:51:05 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 267+ views ^ | 3/10/04 | Michael Radu
    According to Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn) in an interview on CNN, the administration is responsible for the overthrow of Haiti’s former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide; Aristide was “a democratically elected,” albeit “not perfect” figure. The opposition is comprised of “thugs,” although Dodd does not know anything about their leader, Guy Philippe. According to Dodd, the administration weakened democratic legitimacy in Latin America by not supporting Aristide, because it did not like him. Of course, the fact that two presidents of Ecuador, one of Argentina and, more recently, the very pro-US president of Bolivia, Sanchez de Lozada, all democratically elected, were overthrown...
  • Dodd's request for memo hinders Latin envoy's job

    06/12/2003 11:50:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies · 269+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | June 12, 2003 | Tim Johnson
    WASHINGTON Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., is demanding that the State Department release a classified ''end of tour'' cable that the top U.S. diplomat in Cuba, Vicki Huddleston, sent to the department before her departure nearly a year ago. Dodd has set the cable's release as a condition for moving ahead with a vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the nomination of Roger F. Noriega to become the senior U.S. diplomat to Latin America. Such cables traditionally offer candid assessments of U.S. policy, and State Department officials say that if the cables are routinely divulged, U.S. ambassadors will clam...
  • Bill to Overhaul System of Voting Is Seen in Danger

    09/06/2002 7:40:28 PM PDT · by GeneD · 14 replies · 432+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/6/02 (for editions of 9/7/02) | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 — House and Senate negotiators said today that efforts to pass a bill that would clean up the nation's voting procedures were falling apart as partisan disagreements grew with the approach of the fall elections. Large bipartisan majorities of the House and the Senate voted for different versions of the legislation, intended to prevent ballot disputes like those that bedeviled the 2000 presidential election. Among other things, the bills would provide money to help states buy new voting machines. Senator Christopher S. Bond, Republican of Missouri, an architect of the Senate measure, said the outlook for enactment...
  • Cuba Calls U.S. LatAm Official Reich a 'Terrorist'

    03/15/2002 12:50:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies · 3,142+ views ^ | Mar 15,2002 12:32 AM ET | Andrew Cawthorne, Reuters
    HAVANA (Reuters) - In a fast-escalating war of words between the White House's new Latin America policy chief and President Fidel Castro's government, Havana Thursday called Otto Reich a "terrorist" with a "sick" hatred of the Cuban Revolution. Cuba's withering comments on Assistant Secretary of State Reich came two days after he labeled the Castro government "a failed, corrupt, dictatorial, murderous regime" in probably the strongest words to date by the Bush administration on Cuba. The exchange further puts paid to speculation of a U.S.-Cuba rapprochement following cooperation over the transfer of prisoners by the United States from Afghanistan to...