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  • Hillary in Geneva NY next week

    08/20/2002 9:47:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 494+ views
    ©Finger Lakes Times 2002 ^ | August 20, 2002 | By Andrea Deckert
    GENEVA - U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in town next week focusing on the environment. Local officials confirmed this morning that the junior senator will be making a stop in Geneva Thursday, Aug. 29. A time and location will be announced later. The event will be open to the public. During the visit, Clinton will be discussing efforts to preserve the Finger Lakes. Clinton, a Democrat, defeated Republican Rick Lazio in 2000 for the seat. The former first lady serves on the Senate's budget, environment and public works, and HELP (health, education, labor and pensions) committees. Clinton represents...
  • Liars-- and Sleaze, Incorporated... ( my files on the clintons and friends )

    07/27/2002 6:37:12 AM PDT · by backhoe · 101 replies · 6,028+ views
    various links | 7-27-02 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    I will apologize in advance if these are redundant, loop back to identical links, etc.-- this is what I was able to grab quickly from existing files I keep, and while some of the information has been posted before, there is new material added since the "Wall Street Meltdown" occurred.Take it FWIW- any decent search engine will find far more that this: Babbitt: Just for the "H" of it- quick search of FR:MAFIA, EMPRISE, DELAWARE NORTH, DON BOLLES, BRUCE BABBITT, ... ... MAFIA, EMPRISE, DELAWARE NORTH, DON BOLLES, BRUCE BABBITT, BILL CLINTON...AND JOHNMcCAIN? Crime/Corruption Front Page News Keywords: EMPRISE, MCCAIN,...

    08/09/2002 4:36:35 AM PDT · by KLT · 77 replies · 1,278+ views
    THE NY POST ^ | 8-9-02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    Hillary Rodham Clinton with City Council candidate Elana Waskal Posner -- Sam's daughter August 9, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - A day after disgraced ImClone chief Sam Waksal was indicted for insider trading, bank fraud and obstruction of justice, his favorite politician - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton - said she has no intention of returning the $27,000 he's given her. Clinton has been the biggest individual recipient by far of Waksal's campaign largesse. He pumped $20,000 into her soft-money committee for her 2000 Senate race, gave that campaign $2,000 directly, and donated another $5,000 to HILLPAC, her political-action committee, in...
  • Clinton, Reich ties torn by politics

    07/15/2002 8:42:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 326+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 14, 2002 | Joanna Weiss
    <p>There is nothing like politics to break up a good friendship. Politics, pollsters, and a fairly bitter book. So it should not be a surprise that Bill Clinton and Bob Reich don't talk much anymore.</p> <p>They had been good friends for about 30 years, since they were young men on the track to join the nation's ruling class. They sipped tea together in England, raided the fridge in the Arkansas governor's mansion, talked about jobs and families, and how they would change the country.</p>
  • Multimillionaire Clintons Make Good on Hush Money Pledge

    06/15/2002 1:06:42 PM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 366+ views ^ | 6/15/02 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Bill and Hillary Clinton have finally made good on a 1996 pledge to pay off witnesses who stuck by them throughout the scandal investigations of the 1990's, according to financial disclosure forms released by Sen. Clinton's office on Friday. Beyond showing that the former first couple now has a multimillion dollar annual income with up to $30 million in the bank, the disclosure forms reveal that the Clintons paid in excess of $1.3 million in legal bills from an account separate from their legal defense fund, with a portion of that money going to former staffers. Ostensibly, the staffer...
  • ABC 2004: The Invisible Primary (How the Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Doing)

    05/29/2002 3:45:27 PM PDT · by Timesink · 20 replies · 1,126+ views ^ | May 29, 2002 | Mark Halperin, Elizabeth Wilner and Marc Ambinder
    ABC 2004: The Invisible PrimaryBy Mark Halperin, Elizabeth Wilner & Marc Ambinder U P D A T E D May 29 — Since we last published our Invisible Primary Ratings in February, we've had a big cattle call, a fundraising disclosure deadline, and at some point along the way, a silent but unmistakable go-ahead for the Democratic field to frontally attack the wartime President they hope to replace. All six of the top-tier contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, plus the upwardly mobile (ratings-wise) Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, have stepped up their criticisms of President Bush. Former Vice President...

    05/21/2002 1:01:26 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 165+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/21/02 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>May 21, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - Andrew Cuomo always seemed to be running for something when he ran the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, say those who worked with him.</p> <p>"People saw him as all show and very self-promoting. He always was a politician," said Carolyn Federoff, a department lawyer in Boston and president of the HUD workers union.</p>
  • Clinton Still Rejects Bush Election Victory(Thermonuclear BARF ALERT)

    05/10/2002 12:36:17 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 112 replies · 695+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5/10/02 | Carl limbacher
    Friday May 10, 2002; 2:57 p.m. EDT Clinton Still Rejects Bush Election Victory Nearly a year and a half after President Bush won more electoral votes than Al Gore in the 2000 election, ex-president Bill Clinton still doesn't believe he was the legitimate victor. "There's a lot of people who know we won the popular vote last time," the top Democrat told National Public Radio's Tavis Smiley in an interview broadcast Friday. He then added, "A lot of us think we won in Florida last time - I'm one of them. I'm one of them." Clinton's ongoing skepticism about the...
  • FOB and FOFOB... the clinton friend files

    04/26/2002 1:53:29 PM PDT · by backhoe · 46 replies · 2,144+ views
    various files | 4-26-02 | backhoe
    I am migrating various files I have accumulated on "Friends of Bill"- you all recall that One-Man Crime Wave who has thankfully become history?... and I am posting them here for all to see and use.Feel free to copy, re-send, and otherwise disseminate anything you care to.I apolgize for any weird formatting; they worked OK when compiled, but changes in the board sometimes cause strange problems with older files of links. Some links may be dead, they are FYI, FWIW.Bear in mind you too can create similar lists using these:HotBot Description: An advanced search engine. There are many configurable options,...
  • Harvard Students Protest Summers

    04/21/2002 9:03:00 PM PDT · by Jean S · 14 replies · 285+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | April 21, 2002, 10:58 PM EDT | Associated Press
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- About 100 students said at a protest Sunday that Harvard President Lawrence Summers is not doing enough to promote diversity and is responsible for professor Cornel West's departure to Princeton. "Right now, we want to give him a shot. We're not occupying buildings -- yet," said Fred Smith, political action chairman for the Black Students Association. "We want to engage in real dialogue. For that to happen, there needs to be reciprocation. He needs to listen." Some in Harvard's Afro-American studies department have been at odds with Summers, saying he did not make a strong statement in...
  • The return of Janet Reno

    04/21/2002 12:05:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 20 replies · 337+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, April 21, 2002 | House Editorial
    <p>When she left the Justice Department, then-Attorney General Janet Reno repeatedly promised us that she would head off into the sunset in her trusty pick-up truck to travel the nation's back roads. With any luck, the optimists among us believed, we might never have to hear from her again. No such luck. Miss Reno wants to be governor of Florida.</p>
  • Reich is falling behind in $ race: Democratic candidate has less cash than foes

    04/18/2002 5:07:32 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 5 replies · 235+ views
    The Boston Herald | Thursday, April 18, 2002 | Joe Battenfeld
    Reich is falling behind in $ race: Democratic candidate has less cash than foes by Joe Battenfeld Thursday, April 18, 2002 <!CAT-LONW!> Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Robert Reich, facing a key test at next month's party convention, has about $140,000 in campaign cash - less than one tenth the size of his top rivals' accounts.<!ENDSUMM!> New campaign finance reports show that Reich actually spent more money last month than he took in - a glaring problem for any candidate seeking to get his campaign off the ground. Reich, the former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, spent more than $157,000...
  • Black studies scholar likens Harvard chief to Sharon

    04/16/2002 11:21:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies · 276+ views
    Black studies scholar likens Harvard chief to Sharon   BOSTON, April 16 (Reuters) - Slamming Harvard president Lawrence Summers as "the Ariel Sharon" of American education, top black studies professor Cornel West said on Tuesday Summers' behavior had led him to quit Harvard for Princeton. The two academics have been publicly feuding for some time but Tuesday's comments by West took the dispute to a new level of acrimony. "Larry Summers strikes me as the Ariel Sharon of American higher education," West told the New York Times in a reference to the Israeli prime minister, demonized by his critics as a military bulldozer responsible for a...
  • James Carville is a loser and so is his New Crossfire show

    04/14/2002 9:33:28 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 80 replies · 342+ views
    Drudge Radio Live | 4/15/2002 | TLBSHOW
    James Carville is a loser and so is his New Crossfire show Just heard on Drudge that Crossfire ratings are going down, since James Carville became host. James is nothing but a loud mouth loser democrat Bill Clinton lover. That no one cares about.
  • A Candidate Tries to Keep His Troubles Behind Him (Richardson)

    04/09/2002 11:37:48 PM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 130+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/10/02 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    LBUQUERQUE, April 9 — After a short speech on Monday night he invited questions, and it came as no surprise, he said later, that no one in the audience mentioned Wen Ho Lee, nobody asked whether China had succeeded in buying nuclear secrets, and Bill Clinton's name never came up.That is the way it usually goes, Bill Richardson said, completing another day in his campaign for governor of New Mexico. The state has too many other problems, he maintained, for voters to worry about ancient political history, even if he played a prominent role in it.A former congressman, onetime...
  • Enron lawsuit portrays Rubin pushing bailout

    04/08/2002 10:30:25 PM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 98+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/09/02 | Patrice Hill
    <p>Robert E. Rubin, the former Treasury secretary and current vice chairman of Citigroup Inc., is portrayed in the latest Enron lawsuit as trying to protect the bank's extensive investments in Enron Corp. by orchestrating a bailout for the energy giant in the fall.</p>
  • Powell Talks to Trilateral Group

    04/07/2002 11:06:55 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies · 285+ views ^ | April 7 2002 | By VANESSA PALO --ap
    Powell Talks to Trilateral GroupBy VANESSA PALO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON(AP) — Between celebrating his 65th birthday and embarking on a trip to the Middle East, Secretary of State Colin Powell found an hour Saturday to outline U.S. diplomatic policy at the annual meeting of The Trilateral Commission. Characterizing Powell's private remarks, a senior member of the commission said he gave a ``commanding sense of U.S. diplomacy and the importance of its diplomatic role.'' Delivering unprepared and off-the-record remarks, the secretary gave a review of the problems facing the Western world and discussed some details of the Mideast tour, the...
  • Richardson Owns Dem Ballot (NM)

    04/04/2002 6:02:19 AM PST · by CedarDave · 3 replies · 166+ views
    Albuquerque Journal (Subscription Required) ^ | Wednesday, April 3, 2002 | David Miles
    Wednesday, April 3, 2002 Richardson Owns Dem Ballot By David MilesJournal Capitol Bureau     SANTA FE — Former state lawmaker Gary King dropped out of the running Tuesday, leaving political powerhouse Bill Richardson as the only Democratic candidate for governor on the June 4 primary ballot.     It will be the first time in New Mexico since 1964 that a Democrat has run for the nomination without ballot opposition.     "He has a really formidable campaign," King said of Richardson, who served over a dozen years as a New Mexico congressman and then became U.S. ambassador to the United Nations...
  • GAO questions timing, fairness of appointees career swaps

    04/02/2002 8:01:53 AM PST · by Alissa · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Gov ^ | Apr. 1, 2002 | Tanya N. Ballard
    The Office of Personnel Management is reviewing the shift of 17 Clinton-era political appointees to the career civil service, according to a new General Accounting Office report. While career civil servants are hired using merit system principles based on fair and open competition, political appointees serve at the pleasure of the agency head. Such appointees are responsible for supporting and advocating the current administration's political agenda. When the administration changes, incumbents in these jobs usually have to resign. The practice of political appointees converting to career jobs, or “burrowing in,” is not uncommon. However, competitive positions in agencies are occasionally...
  • Hillary fan club behind Harris challenger

    03/31/2002 10:38:33 PM PST · by kattracks · 36 replies · 319+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/01/02 | Steve Miller
    <p>VENICE, Fla. — To challenge Secretary of State Katherine Harris for an open congressional seat in Republican-dominated southwest Florida, Jan Schneider last week secured her first voting bloc: the Hillary Rodham Clinton Fan Club.</p> <p>The 54-year-old Washington lawyer won't say what brought her from a prospering practice in the District of Columbia to Sarasota, except to acknowledge that she, like many here, has been something of a snowbird, visiting her family in the winter months regularly.</p>
  • The Clinton project

    03/30/2002 9:11:32 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 3 replies · 85+ views
    U.S. News ^ | 03/30/2002 | Paul Bedard
    Bill and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton have a new project–Arkansas Democrats. Bill's boosting longtime friend Jimmie Lou Fisher, who's trying to be the first female guv in the state's history. Friends say Clinton's peeved that the GOP has control of the governor's office and invites Republicans like White House aide Karl Rove to speak at dinners. He's also helping in the re-election campaign of Rep. Mike Ross. Senator Clinton, who traded Little Rock for New York, is also paying her respects. She plans several trips to the state and is even interested in helping the Democrat running for secretary of...
  • Bowles Adds Clinton to Campaign Ads

    03/28/2002 2:12:13 PM PST · by Jean S · 11 replies · 153+ views
    AP ^ | March 28, 2002, 5:53 PM EST | SCOTT MOONEYHAM
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- For weeks, Republicans hammered at Democratic Senate candidate Erskine Bowles for avoiding links to his former boss, President Clinton. Those attacks will become a little harder to make now. New television ads airing this week show Bowles, a former White House chief of staff, with his old boss. The half-minute ads tout Bowles' part in the federal response to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. They include images of bloodied victims and the bombed shell of the federal building, where 168 people died. Both ads include a photo of Bowles sitting across a table from Clinton on Air...
  • Senate Candidate Downplays Ties to Clinton (Bowles)

    03/24/2002 6:18:51 AM PST · by RippleFire · 12 replies · 393+ views ^ | March 24, 2002 | Jonathan Serrie
    <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Erskine Bowles served as White House chief of staff under former President Bill Clinton. But the Democratic front-runner in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race makes no mention of his former boss in campaign ads.</p> <p>"I’m running on my own experience in this campaign," Bowles said. "I don’t think the people of North Carolina are going to vote for someone based on who their connections are with — although I have great connections in Washington."</p>
  • Another Former Clinton Staffer Faces Election Polls

    03/19/2002 8:39:36 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 16 replies · 274+ views
    FOX ^ | 3/19/02
    <p>Former Clinton aide Rahm Emanuel is in a dead-heat race for the Democratic nod in Tuesday's 5th Congressional District primary in Illinois.</p> <p>A veteran of the "war room" — where Clinton staffers discussed strategy and spin control — Emanuel, 42, faces primary challenges from former state Rep. Nancy Kaszak and another Clinton ally, Peter Dagher.</p>

    03/17/2002 2:03:18 PM PST · by codebreaker · 111 replies · 784+ views
    CNN ^ | March 17, 2002 | Johnathan Karl
  • Joe Klein: Putting Clinton's Legacy to a Vote

    03/16/2002 8:00:30 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 29 replies · 452+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 03/17/2002 | Joe Klein
    Bill Clinton's political legacy, at least for this election year, lies in the hands of his former staff. No fewer than six high-ranking officials from the Clinton administration are now candidates for office themselves. Four former cabinet secretaries are running for governor in various states, while two former White House advisers are hoping to be elected to Congress. All will face the challenge of explaining the actions of their former boss, but they have more in common than that. Five of the six have never sought office (former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, running for governor of New Mexico, was once...
  • Soviet Weather Engineering over North America ?

    03/16/2002 2:13:00 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies · 931+ views
    Soviet Weather Engineering over North America This taped presentation, which was made in 1985, is included for historical reference purposes only.  Since then, the technology has been developed into more rigorous longitudinal EM wave interferometry, which is the exact nature of those earlier weather engineering weapons.  The foundations of scalar electro-magnetics are well explained in this presentation. U.S. Defence Secretary Cohen expresses concern about eco-terrorism using scalar electromagnetic weapons. "Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves... So there are plenty...
  • Former Interior Secretary Reported Missing (Babbitt)

    03/15/2002 4:07:43 PM PST · by RCW2001 · 143 replies · 545+ views
    Associated Press / SFGate
    Former Interior secretary reported missing Friday, March 15, 2002 ©2002 Associated Press URL: (03-15) 16:56 PST PHOENIX (AP) -- Former U.S. Interior Secretary and Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt was reported missing Friday when he failed to return from a hike near a central Arizona lake, a sheriff's spokesman said. Babbitt was hiking with a group of people near Lake Pleasant, about 30 miles north of Phoenix, when he got ahead of the group, said Maricopa County Sheriff's Department spokesman Bill Knight. When the group returned to the car, Babbitt couldn't be found, Knight said. "As far as I know...
  • March Madness-Sen. Hillary Clinton Calls Tipper, encourages her to run for TN. Senate

    03/15/2002 12:44:12 PM PST · by codebreaker · 110 replies · 304+ views
    The National Journal and Roll Call Daily ^ | March 15, 2002 | Hotline Political Tipheet 'P.M. Scoop' staff
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democrat-New York) called Tipper Gore today 'and seemed to encourage her to run for the Senate.'Roll Call DailyArkansas first lady Janet Huckabee plans to announce at 2PM tomorrow 'on the state capitol steps whether she will run' for Arkansas Secretary of state.Arkansas Democrat Gazette
  • Globalist Taxers Want Your Money

    03/15/2002 2:19:58 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 37 replies · 216+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/16/02 | Wes Vernon
    World Government is pounding on our door and demanding that the U.S. surrender its sovereignty and let the United Nations take over our lives. Worldwide taxes would be imposed by people in far-off lands elected by no one. This is not conspiracy theory. This is fact. It is happening right now. Alarmed citizens are bombarding the White House with demands that the U.S. say no to global taxes. Global taxation is the centerpiece of a four-day United Nations conference starting Monday. The gathering is to consider recommendations of a special High Level Council. The mail pouring into the White House...

    03/14/2002 3:19:10 AM PST · by Liz · 65 replies · 317+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/14/02 | Elisabeth J. Beardsley
    Former President Clinton publicly chastised former Labor Secretary Robert Reich yesterday for abandoning his administration's policies and denied he ever nudged Reich into the race for governor. Clinton, appearing with longtime friend and Reich opponent Steve Grossman, said he was alarmed when Reich claimed to the Herald that the former president ``encouraged'' his campaign. ``I like (Reich) fine, but I didn't like the implication that somehow I encouraged him into the race when you already had one guy in the race that had supported my policies, and at critical points (Reich) didn't,'' Clinton said. ``I wouldn't have done that.'' But...
  • Campaign Season Crowded With Ex-Clinton Staffers

    03/13/2002 1:59:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 82+ views ^ | 3/13/02 - A handful of top Clinton administration appointees are running for political office this year, a quot;frighteningquot; development according to Republican strategist and former Clinton investigator David Bossie. quot;[The] left-leaning policies that are very liberal, that these people hold dear, that Bill Clinton held dear, will be perpetuated if they are elected,quot; said Bossie, who was the chief investigator for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the Congressional probe of Clinton's fundraising activities. quot;Is a Clinton connection a political plus or the mark of Cain?quot; wondered New York Times columnist William Saffire recently. quot;That's what...
  • Students grill Janet Reno before her ODU lecture

    03/12/2002 9:12:23 AM PST · by LiberteeBell · 33 replies · 289+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 03-12-02 | Tony Germanotta
    Students grill Janet Reno before her ODU lecture By TONY GERMANOTTA, The Virginian-Pilot copy; March 12, 2002 NORFOLK -- The questions were tough, the answers thoughtful. Sixteen students turned up during Old Dominion's spring break to grill former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno a couple hours before she delivered a lecture at the school. They asked her about terrorism, civil liberties and the children who died in the operation against the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993. And they asked her about her former boss, President Clinton, and how she felt when she learned of his affair with...
  • Reno concerned about war's extent, consequences

    03/12/2002 8:17:10 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 31 replies · 206+ views
    <p>NORFOLK - Janet Reno expressed doubt yesterday about the open-ended nature of the United States' war on terrorism and what she called its potential toll on personal freedom.</p> <p>"I have trouble with a war that has no endgame," she told a group of students at Old Dominion University, "and I have trouble with a war that generates so many concerns about individual liberties."</p>
  • Lott urges N.C. Democrat not to use image in ads

    03/07/2002 9:21:12 PM PST · by Jewels1091 · 17 replies · 23+ views
    CNN ^ | March 8 | unknown
    <p>In the ad, Lott and Bowles are pictured laughing and smiling as an announcer says Bowles "brought Democrats and Republicans together in Washington to negotiate the first balanced budget in 30 years."</p> <p>"The use of my likeness in your ads could leave the impression with voters that I am backing your candidacy," Lott, a Mississippi Republican, wrote to Bowles. "I respectfully request that you pull this television ad and cease any further use of my image or name in your campaign."</p>
  • Robert Reich's Claim of Phrase Studied

    03/07/2002 9:02:48 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 5 replies · 9+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 3-7-02 | JOHN McELHENNY
    Robert Reich's Claim of Phrase Studied By JOHN McELHENNY Associated Press Writer March 7, 2002, 6:24 PM EST BOSTON -- It's not exactly Al Gore claiming to invent the Internet, but gubernatorial candidate Robert Reich's claim he coined the phrase "corporate welfare" is raising some eyebrows. Reich, secretary of labor under President Clinton, made the claim most recently at a candidates' forum Saturday, but it's not the first time. In a 1998 article in The American Prospect, which Reich founded, Reich's co-author Frank Laird, a University of Denver professor, wrote: "Since Robert Reich coined the phrase several years ago, 'corporate ...
  • Reich`s claims of inventing the term "Corporate Welfare"(Mental Midget Alert)

    03/07/2002 2:55:39 PM PST · by Buzznutt · 11 replies · 555+ views
    A.P. Via Newsday ^ | March 7th 2002 | John McElhenny
    By JOHN McELHENNY Associated Press Writer March 7, 2002, 6:24 PM EST BOSTON -- It's not exactly Al Gore claiming to invent the Internet, but gubernatorial candidate Robert Reich's claim he coined the phrase "corporate welfare" is raising some eyebrows. Reich, secretary of labor under President Clinton, made the claim most recently at a candidates' forum Saturday, but it's not the first time. In a 1998 article in The American Prospect, which Reich founded, Reich's co-author Frank Laird, a University of Denver professor, wrote: "Since Robert Reich coined the phrase several years ago, 'corporate welfare' has become a rhetorical target ...
  • Race featuring ex-Clinton aide turns negative with accusations of anti-Semitism

    03/06/2002 4:32:25 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 102 replies · 682+ views
    AP ^ | 3/6/02 | ANDREW BUCHANAN
    By ANDREW BUCHANAN, Associated Press Writer CHICAGO - With two weeks left before the Democratic primary, the congressional race featuring ex-Clinton aide Rahm Emanuel has taken a nasty turn, with personal attacks and accusations of anti-Semitism. The latest dustup involves remarks made Monday by a supporter of candidate Nancy Kaszak about Emanuel, who is Jewish. At a celebration honoring a Polish general of the Revolutionary War, Polish American Congress president Ed Moskal suggested that Emanuel was a citizen of Israel and served for two years in the Israeli army. He also called Emanuel a "millionaire carpetbagger who knows nothing about ...
  • Former Clinton aides make a run of their own

    03/05/2002 4:58:49 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 247+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 3/5/02 | Dick Polman
    Clinton-bashers, beware: Even though the former president's name won't grace any ballots this year, eight of his former minions have caught the campaign bug and now seek elective office. No other administration in memory has spawned so many candidates, and that's a source of pride for those still waving the Clinton banner. Paul Begala, a former aide to Bill Clinton, lauded "the extraordinary number of people he has inspired to enter public service." Washington analyst Stuart Rothenberg said: "It's very rare to see this many aides and cabinet people run for office. Did Clinton's political energies rub off on them? ...
  • Supreme Court Bans Clinton Ally Tucker

    03/04/2002 12:21:08 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 208+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/5/02 | (UPI)
    WASHINGTON – Former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, a Democrat ally of Bill Clinton, was suspended Monday from the Supreme Court Bar and told he had 40 days to show why he should not be disbarred. Tucker succeeded Clinton as governor of Arkansas but was forced to resign after convictions in the Whitewater investigation. Clinton gave up his Arkansas law license for five years as part of a deal with Whitewater independent counsel Robert Ray in exchange for Ray's dropping the investigation into the president's perjury and liaison with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was disbarred from the ...
  • The Clintonista Candidates -- Gov. Janet Reno? Sen. Erskine Bowles? Rep. Rahm Emanuel?

    03/04/2002 12:50:13 PM PST · by summer · 22 replies · 20+ views
    Slate ^ | March 1, 2002 | David Plotz
    The Clintonista Candidates Gov. Janet Reno? Sen. Erskine Bowles? Rep. Rahm Emanuel? By David Plotz Posted Friday, March 1, 2002, at 7:42 AM PT American politics is clogged with Clintonistas. Four of Bill Clinton's Cabinet secretaries are running for governor this year: ex-Attorney General Janet Reno in Florida, ex-Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo in New York, ex-Energy Secretary Bill Richardson in New Mexico, and ex-Labor Secretary Robert Reich in Massachusetts. Ex-White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is wrestling Elizabeth Dole and others for the North Carolina Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jesse Helms. Clinton consigliere Rahm Emanuel is bidding ...
  • Will Clinton Get Vindication?

    03/04/2002 8:56:59 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 19 replies · 427+ views ^ | March 04, 2002 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Think back to 1992. George Bush (our 41st president) suffered a crushing defeat in his reelection battle against Bill Clinton. Bush received fewer votes percentage-wise than any Republican since Gov. Alf Landon of Kansas who had the misfortune of being nominated to run against FDR in the middle of the Depression. In l978, Gov. Landon's daughter, Nancy Kassebaum, was elected to the United States Senate. It took him over 40 years to get vindication.But getting back to 1992, George Bush, crushed as he was looked to 1994 for vindication. That year two of his sons ran for Governor. George ...
  • Enron and Robert Rubin

    03/02/2002 11:23:13 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 236+ views
    <p>Precisely when did Howell Raines — the newly appointed, reputedly hard-charging executive editor of the New York Times — turn the newspaper's front page over to the PR department at Citigroup? Hard to say, but the love affair seems to be real. One recent story in the New York Times began with the observation that Mr. Rubin, a former treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, "has not abandoned his role as globe-traveling statesman." Get it? Statesman. Having established the diplomatic bona fides of Mr. Rubin, who now collects $800,000 per week as chairman of Citigroup's executive committee, the Times then ever-so-gingerly broached the understandably touchy subject of the tactics deployed by Mr. Rubin late last year in a telephone call to the highest-ranking Democrat in the Bush administration's Treasury Department.</p>
  • Why are so many ex-Clinton officials running for office?

    03/01/2002 6:43:07 PM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 24 replies · 385+ views
    .The Clintonista CandidatesGov. Janet Reno? Sen. Erskine Bowles? Rep. Rahm Emanuel?By David PlotzPosted Friday, March 1, 2002, at 7:42 AM PT American politics is clogged with Clintonistas. Four of Bill Clinton's Cabinet secretaries are running for governor this year: ex-Attorney General Janet Reno in Florida, ex-Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo in New York, ex-Energy Secretary Bill Richardson in New Mexico, and ex-Labor Secretary Robert Reich in Massachusetts. Ex-White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is wrestling Elizabeth Dole and others for the North Carolina Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jesse Helms. Clinton consigliere Rahm Emanuel is bidding for a House ...
  • Clinton appointed judges - running rampant!

    03/01/2002 5:51:50 AM PST · by AntiDemocrat · 15 replies · 28+ views
    If you think there happens to be an enormous number of unusual decisions coming down from US District Courts, upon the Bush/Cheney are on the right track. Take Judge Kessler for openers. Here is a woman who recently demanded that the Bush Administration turn over names of individuals involved in energy task force meetings. But before you think she is "honorable", consider this. She also recently ruled that the AFL-CIO and the DNC do not have to release 36,000 pages of testimony showing collusion between both the Democrats and the Big Unions. That ruling is forcing the FEC ...
  • KEEPING CLINTON AT A DISTANCE: Aides running for office shun Clinton coattails

    02/28/2002 3:30:46 AM PST · by Liz · 16 replies · 15+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 28, 2002 | Michael Tackett, Tribune Senior Correspondent
    Alumni candidates see him as neither asset nor liability SANTA FE -- Bill Richardson didn't so much walk into the county Democratic convention here as he lumbered. Shoulders hunched forward, he was a rumpled figure in jeans, a blue blazer, white shirt, red tie askew and black loafers. He knew everyone, or at least made them think he did, wrapping his large arms around the men's shoulders, kissing the women, making them all feel they were the only ones in the crowded room. He delivered a brief speech with almost surgical precision, reaching out to important Democratic constituencies--teachers, environmentalists, seniors, ...
  • Safire: Return of the Clintonites

    02/27/2002 6:47:30 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 7 replies · 171+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 02/28/2002 | William Safire
    WASHINGTON — Can former Clinton cabinet members and White House aides who tasted fame and power in Washington find happiness in humdrum lives back home? If not, is a Clinton connection a political plus or the mark of Cain? That's what hungry Clinton alumni are about to find out. In their ability to win nomination in Democratic primaries lies a potential rise in the political clout of the Comeback Kid. This week President Bush traveled to North Carolina for a million-dollar fund-raiser to boost the prospects of Elizabeth Dole, who has the best chance of holding the Republican seat of ...
  • Ex-Clinton Aid Running for Congress

    02/26/2002 3:15:56 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 11 replies · 182+ views
    AP | 2/26/02 | AP
    CHICAGO- The White House office is history, as are the breakfasts with the president and the Oval Office strategy sessions. Rahm Emanuel, once a tenacious top adviser to President Clinton, now spends his days visiting bowling alleys and bingo halls. Rather than arm-twisting lawmakers in Washington, Emanuel shakes hands with morning commuters at elevated train stations. The frenetic 42-year-old is on the campaign trail, hoping to return to Washington as a congressman. The setting has changed, but the man who won the nickname "Rahmbo" in Washington and once mailed a rotten fish to a pollster who crossed him says ...
  • Clinton supports Emanuel (BARF ALERT)

    02/24/2002 8:33:27 PM PST · by malarski · 82 replies · 576+ views
    Polish News ^ | February 2002 | Krystyna Teller
    Polish News / Editor-in-Chief: Krystyna Teller Politics Page - Internet Issue 70 (2), February 2002 PRESIDENT CLINTON LENDS HIS SUPPORT TO RAHM EMANUEL IN RACE FOR CONGRESS, CITING RECORD AND COMMITMENT TO VALUES OF WORKING PEOPLE -Rahm Emanuel, candidate for Chicago's North and Northwest Side congressional seat, campaigned with former President Bill Clinton, who visited Chicago as Emanuel called for the expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to include uninsured adults. CHIP currently provides uninsured children throughout the United States with health care coverage. "When Rahm worked in the White House, we fought many battles together for America's ...
  • Re-asessing Clinton

    02/24/2002 11:10:59 AM PST · by kattracks · 31 replies · 275+ views
    UPI | 2/24/02 | MARTIN WALKER
    Feb 24, 2002 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- Under the byline of "Anonymous', Joe Klein will forever be linked to the Clinton Presidency as the author of the best selling novel 'Primary Colors." A thinly veiled fictional account of a charmingly roguish Southern Presidential candidate, the book brilliantly conveyed the chaotic and self-regarding energy of the Clinton personality and campaign. Now with 'The Natural; the misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton', (Doubleday, 230pp, $22.95), Klein tries to disentangle the reality from all the other assorted fictions that have accumulated around the most successful Democratic politician since Franklin D. Roosevelt. ...