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  • DNC Announces Unprecedented Election Protection Project (Barf Alert!)

    08/25/2007 8:33:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 819+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | August 2, 2007 | DNC Staff
    Democrats to conduct nationwide survey of administration of elections as part of an ongoing commitment to protecting the rights of every American WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the 42nd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act approaches, the Democratic National Committee today announced its unprecedented 50-state election protection effort to prepare for the 2008 election. When signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson said that the "right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless. It gives people, people as individuals, control over their own destinies." But nearly 42...
  • Disgraced Pastor Ted Haggard Asks Supporters for Cash

    08/25/2007 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 40 replies · 765+ views ^ | 8-25-07 | A/P
    ... "It looks as though it will take two years for us to have adequate earning power again, so we are looking for people who will help us monthly for two years," the e-mail said. "During that time we will continue as full-time students, and then, when I graduate, we won't need outside support any longer." Haggard left the 10,000-member New Life Church late last year and resigned as head of the after a former male escort accused Haggard of paying him for sex. Mike Ware, an overseer for New Life Church, told The Gazette of Colorado Springs on Friday...
  • The Governor's Chutzpah Backfires (Arnold Finds Himself Without GOP Friends Alert)

    08/06/2007 12:18:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 930+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 08/05/2007 | Dan Walters
    The other night, as the Senate's Republicans were blocking the state budget, GOP Sen. Tom McClintock alluded to the driver's license pledge, sending an implicit but unmistakable message that a big impediment to a deal was mistrust of the governor's promises to cut enough spending to bring the budget into rough balance. Rightly or wrongly, Republicans believe that he'll sell them down the river in his eagerness to deal with Democrats. That mistrust, when coupled with Schwarzenegger's cavalier treatment of GOP politicians last year, made all but one of the senators impervious to his pleas.
  • White House reacts to Clintons' comments ["I don't know what Arkansan is for chutzpah......]

    07/05/2007 9:31:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 3,370+ views
    White House reacts to Clintons' comments By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent 41 minutes ago The White House on Thursday made fun of former President Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, for criticizing President Bush's decision to erase the prison sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. "I don't know what Arkansan is for chutzpah, but this is a gigantic case of it," presidential spokesman Tony Snow said. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has scheduled hearings on Bush's commutation of Libby's 2 1/2-year sentence. "Well, fine, knock himself out," Snow said of Conyers. "I mean, perfectly happy....
  • Al Gore slams 'trivialities and nonsense' in news media

    05/25/2007 7:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 2,505+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2007
    Former US vice president Al Gore on Friday criticized the "trivialities and nonsense" of celebrity gossip in the media and called on people to focus instead on issues like Iraq and climate change. Gore, who is promoting his new book "The Assault on Reason," made the comments at a book signing in New York, where he was treated to a rock star reception by more than 1,300 cheering and screaming fans. "What is it about our collective decision-making process that has led us to this state of affairs where we spend much more time in the public forum talking about...
  • Al Gore's Insolent Assault on Reason (GW/VRWC Alert!)

    05/23/2007 3:48:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,539+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2007 | Robert Tracinski
    Early coverage of Al Gore's new book, The Assault on Reason, has focused on the fact that the book is largely an assault on the Bush administration. But they have glossed over the most significant and alarming theme that Al Gore has taken up: his alleged defense of "reason" includes a justification for government controls over political speech. Judging from the excerpts of Gore's book published in TIME, his not-so-subtle theme is that reason is being "assaulted" by a free and unfettered debate in the media--and particularly by the fact that Gore has to contend with opposition from the right-leaning...
  • Pelosi's Office Calls GOP Demand for Action on Iraq Bill 'Political Stunt'

    04/09/2007 2:24:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 1,198+ views
    Pelosi's Office Calls GOP Demand for Action on Iraq Bill 'Political Stunt' Monday , April 09, 2007 WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office charged Monday that Republicans had engaged in a "cheap political stunt" when they sent her a letter accusing Democrats of stalling on passage of the critical war funding bill. The spat is over the current bill Congress is considering to pay for ongoing efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also includes money for Gulf Coast recovery and farming initiatives. Both the House and Senate have passed versions of the bill — the House version is $124...
  • Russia?s globally recognized military hardware shamefully pirated in Western countries

    03/22/2007 5:04:24 PM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 494+ views ^ | 22.03.2007 | Yuri Seleznyov
    Russia?s globally recognized military hardware shamefully pirated in Western countries 22.03.2007 The Russian government is concerned with the problem of pirated Russian arms made in other countries, including the new East European members of the WTO and EU. It turns out that this matter is of a concern not only for analysts and observers. For the first time this problem was publicly mentioned on the highest political level. At the meeting of the Committee on Export Control held recently in Moscow Russian First Vice-Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov put it flatly that western countries, forbidding the sales of the Russian arms...
  • John and Teresa Need Your Input

    03/15/2007 12:21:02 PM PDT · by expatpat · 52 replies · 1,246+ views
    Kerry | 3/15/2007 | John and Tereza Kerry
    Dear xxx, During the campaign and since then, we have talked to Americans from coast to coast about the environment and the critical challenge we all face in protecting the earth for future generations. From those conversations the idea emerged that we should write a book, This Moment on Earth, which we hope will help spark a new conversation about ways that everyday Americans from all walks of life can have an impact on the environment around them. The stories have inspired and moved us. Our hope is that they lead all of us to question the way things are,...
  • N.Korea says South's Web ban violates freedom(blackest pot calling kettle black)

    01/26/2007 4:36:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 605+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/26/07
    N.Korea says South's Web ban violates freedom Fri Jan 26, 10:40 AM ET North Korea said on Friday the South Korean government was violating the public's basic right to information by blocking access to Web sites sympathetic to the North. South Korea has denied access to more than 30 Web sites that it has designated "pro-North Korea" since 2004, including the North's official KCNA news agency's Web service and sites operated outside. "This is a fascist action against democracy and human rights as it infringes upon the South Koreans' freedom of speech and deprives them of even their right to...
  • Lamont Questions Lieberman's Spending (Accuses Lieberman of vote buying)

    10/23/2006 7:51:43 AM PDT · by tlb · 15 replies · 671+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2006 | ANDREW MIGA
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ned Lamont's campaign says Sen. Joe Lieberman has failed to account for $387,000 in petty cash his campaign spent days before the state's August Democratic primary. "Whenever this much cash is floating around it certainly raises suspicions of possible vote buying and other potentially illegal activities that the Lieberman campaign must answer," said Liz Dupont-Diehl, a Lamont spokeswoman. "It is crucial for the public to know what they were doing with this slush fund." The Lieberman camp denied any wrongdoing. Lieberman spokeswoman Tammy Sun said Sunday the cash was paid to field coordinators who then distributed money...
  • Clinton 'had plans to attack N. Korea reactor'

    10/09/2006 8:57:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 183 replies · 5,170+ views ^ | Monday, December 16, 2002 Posted: 8:40 AM EST (1340 GMT)
    ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says he had plans in the early 1990s to attack and destroy North Korea's nuclear facilities after the secretive communist state was found to be producing weapons-grade plutonium. At the time, he said, North Korea had plans to produce between six and eight nuclear weapons per year.
  • Rep. Pelosi Promises Integrity, Civility

    10/05/2006 3:58:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 74 replies · 1,227+ views
    AP ^ | 10/5/6 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Relishing the prospects of a triumph, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday promised to restore integrity and civility to the House if voters put her party in control this fall. "We'll turn the most closed and corrupt Congress into the most open and honest Congress," Pelosi, D-Calif., told The Associated Press in an interview. She spoke five weeks before the midterm elections as the House ethics committee opened an investigation into an unfolding sex scandal that led to Rep. Mark Foley's resignation and calls for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., to step down. "The only way you can make the...
  • Kerry criticizes Frist's Taliban comments

    10/04/2006 6:25:06 PM PDT · by Panerai · 13 replies · 536+ views ^ | 10/04/2006 | Holly Ramer
    Democratic Sen. John Kerry ridiculed Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for trying to clarify his comment on bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the Afghanistan government. "They're not clarifying. He did another Terri Schiavo diagnosis from a one-hour tape," Kerry, the party's 2004 presidential nominee, said Wednesday of the Tennessee Republican. On Monday, Frist said the war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and that he favored bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the government. The remarks drew immediate criticism from Democrats. They argued Frist was waving the white flag of surrender to the Taliban, who...
  • Pelosi Statement on Senator Frist’s Comments on the Taliban in Afghanistan

    10/03/2006 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 856+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 03, 2006 CONTACT: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider 202-226-7616 Pelosi Statement on Senator Frist’s Comments on the Taliban in Afghanistan Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on Senate Majority Leader Bill First’s comments that the Taliban should be included in the government in Afghanistan: “We went to war in Afghanistan five years ago to crush the Taliban for the role it played in the 9/11 attacks. Senator Frist now suggests that the best way forward in Afghanistan is to coddle the Taliban by welcoming Taliban members into a coalition government, as...
  • Democrats Assail Frist's Afghan Comments

    10/03/2006 1:37:20 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 14 replies · 411+ views
    AP ^ | October 3 2006 | NANCY ZUCKERBROD
    Democrats accused Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of waving a white flag of surrender for saying the Afghan war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and favoring bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the government. Frist, who was traveling in Afghanistan, said Monday that Taliban fighters were too numerous and too popular to be defeated. "You need to bring them into a more transparent type of government," he said. "And if that's accomplished, we'll be successful." The comments from the Tennessee Republican, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, come as President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have...
  • Venezuela's Chavez urges pope to be more careful with his words

    09/20/2006 7:47:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 55 replies · 1,157+ views
    AP ^ | September 20, 2006
    CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday to be more careful with his words, saying he found the pontiff's recent remarks regarding Islam and holy war "worrisome." "I think the Vatican should clarify the position much better because I believe many doubts still linger among our Muslim brothers of the world," Chavez said. "We see the pope's words with worry." "Those who have so much weight with the word (shouldn't be) saying something that could be misinterpreted and throw more fuel on the fire," Chavez told Venezuelan state-run television from the United Nations, where he...
  • Mexico: U.S. complaint about crime ill-considered

    09/18/2006 5:02:17 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 16 replies · 688+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 18 Sept. 2006 | Staff
    Mexico City, Sep 18 (EFE).- Mexico said Monday that a recent U.S. complaint about surging violence along countries' shared border "was not well-considered" and it had taken great effort to convince Washington that security in the region is a shared responsibility. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez thus presented the government's reaction to a statement issued last Thursday by U.S. Ambassador Antonio Garza, who said that growing crime in Mexico was affecting bilateral relations and complained about corruptikon in some of the Mexican security forces. Derbez told radio program "Enfoque" that "on occasion, statements come out (from U.S. officials) that...
  • Democrats Call on News Networks to Balance Stories

    09/13/2006 1:36:55 PM PDT · by 300magnum · 125 replies · 2,701+ views
    TVweek ^ | September 13, 2006 | Ira Teinowitz
    Top Democratic congressional leaders are complaining to network and cable television news executives that the networks are giving the party short shrift in national security stories. "Until now, there has been a complete absence of balance in the news coverage of national security issues," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in letters sent yesterday to top news executives at NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News Channel and CNN.
  • Olbermann Urges Rumsfeld's Impeachment, Blasts Him as a 'Quack' Pushing 'Fascism' [+Kos Kookiness]

    08/31/2006 9:08:15 AM PDT · by · 63 replies · 2,822+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/31/06 | Brent Baker & Matthew Sheffield
    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night used his Countdown show to deliver a vitriolic personal attack on Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, “a reality check of Donald Rumsfeld's incendiary speech, a special comment on his attack on your right to disagree.” Olbermann concluded his program with a six-minute diatribe against Rumsfeld: “The man who sees absolutes, where all other men see nuances and shades of meaning, is either a prophet, or a quack. Donald H. Rumsfeld is not a prophet.” Olbermann equated the Bush administration with “the English government of Neville Chamberlain” which "knew that its staunchest critics needed to...