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  • Democrats grapple with the fear factor [Ol' Serpenthead, aka James Carville, is worried]

    10/03/2007 10:36:31 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 32 replies · 1,314+ views
    Politico ^ | 3 Oct 07 | David Paul Kuhn
    For Democrats, things rarely get much better than this. In 2008, they’ll be running to succeed an unpopular incumbent, against an opposition that has rarely been more disorganized or dispirited. Polls show a Democratic advantage on major issues nearly across the board. Amid all these favorable signs, it’s only natural that some of the party’s top strategists would be pondering the same question: Wonder how we’ll screw it up this time? “We are a little bit of a shellshocked political party. We somehow or another always figure out a way to blow it,” Democratic strategist James Carville said. “Democrats have...
  • Will Robert Reich Please Shut Up

    09/06/2007 6:39:57 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 36 replies · 1,148+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | 09/05/07 | Ronald Bailey
    Former Clinton labor secretary and perennial industrial policy hustler, Robert Reich, is a leading negative indicator. Whatever he predicts, the exact opposite occurs. In the 1980s, Reich declared that the U.S. economic growth rates were in a permanent slump and that we needed to adopt the economic model represented by the once famed Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry. ---snip--- Now comes the insufferable Reich with an idiotic article in the current Foreign Policy (sub required) arguing that capitalism is undermining democracy around the globe.
  • USA Today: Did Sandy Berger 'Steal' Secret Docs? We're Debating That Still

    06/08/2007 11:46:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies · 1,433+ views ^ | June 8, 2007 | Ken Shepherd
    USA Today: Did Sandy Berger 'Steal' Secret Docs? We're Debating That Still Posted by Ken Shepherd on June 8, 2007 - 10:24. You know, it seems pretty cut-and-dried to me. Stuffing secret documents down your pants and removing them from a secure room in a federal facility, that constitutes stealing.USA Today's "On Deadline" blog isn't sure, though. (bold/italics are USA Today's): Sandy Berger, the national security adviser under former President Clinton, was disbarred yesterday in the District of Columbia.The Washington Post says Berger agreed last month to give up his law license in order to avoid a prolonged investigation that...
  • Judge puts freeze on Jefferson's assets

    06/07/2007 12:55:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,485+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/07 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal judge Thursday froze the assets of Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), D-La., who was indicted this week on charges of soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. Among the 16 criminal counts Jefferson is facing is a criminal forfeiture count, and prosecutors have already said they will seek to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars from Jefferson that they believe he obtained illicitly by peddling his influence to help broker business deals in Africa. Jefferson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court. The restraining order issued by U.S. District...
  • Sandy Berger and the Clinton Cover-Up - Why It Matters

    06/04/2007 1:32:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 135 replies · 3,073+ views ^ | June 04, 2007 | Ronald A. Cass
    On May 17th, Sandy Berger, President Bill Clinton's National Security Adviser, voluntarily gave up his law license and with it the right to practice law. That is a stunning move for an accomplished lawyer, one of the nation's most influential public officials. Someone should take note. In fact, everyone should. Berger previously entered a deal with the Department of Justice after he was caught stealing and destroying highly sensitive classified material regarding the Clinton Administration's handling of terrorism issues. That deal allowed him to avoid jail time, pay a modest fine, and keep his law license. It also allowed him...
  • Edwards: Move Past War on Terror

    05/23/2007 9:12:59 AM PDT · by andy58-in-nh · 98 replies · 2,470+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 5/23/07 | Beth Fouhy/AP
    Edwards: Move Past 'War on Terror' May 23 11:36 AM US/Eastern By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Democrat John Edwards Wednesday repudiated the notion that there is a "global war on terror," calling it an ideological doctrine advanced by the Bush administration that has strained American military resources and emboldened terrorists. In a defense policy speech he planned to deliver at the Council on Foreign Relations, Edwards called the war on terror a "bumper sticker" slogan Bush had used to justify everything from abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison to the invasion of Iraq. "We need...
  • Clinton aide forfeits law license in Justice probe [Samuel R. Berger........]

    05/17/2007 1:36:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies · 3,236+ views
    Clinton aide forfeits law license in Justice probe By Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES May 17, 2007 Samuel R. Berger, the Clinton White House national security adviser who was caught taking highly classified documents from the National Archives, has agreed to forfeit his license to practice law. In a written statement issued by Larry Breuer, Mr. Berger's attorney, the former national security adviser said he pleaded guilty in the Justice Department investigation, accepted the penalties sought by the department and recognized that his law license would be affected. "I have decided to voluntarily relinquish my license," he said. "While I...
  • Inside the Inside Story [Feith Rips Tenet a New Orifice]

    05/05/2007 9:44:37 PM PDT · by Enchante · 60 replies · 2,024+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4 May 2007 | Douglas J. Feith
    Mr. Tenet's account of all this gives the reader no idea of the substance of our critique, which was that the CIA's analysts were suppressing information. They were not showing policy makers reports that justified concern about ties between Iraq and al Qaeda. Mr. Tenet does tell us that the CIA briefed Mr. Cheney on Iraq and al Qaeda in September 2002 and that the "briefing was a disaster" because "Libby and the vice president arrived with such detailed knowledge on people, sources, and timelines that the senior CIA analytic manager doing the briefing that day simply could not compete."...

    04/26/2007 4:44:48 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 50 replies · 1,598+ views
    Drudge ^ | Apr 26 2007 | Drudge
    CIA TENET: BUSH ADMIN USE OF HIS 'SLAM DUNK' COMMENT TO PUSH WAR WAS DISINGENUOUS, DISHONORABLE AND RUINED REPUTATION AND CAREER Thu Apr 26 2007 14:11:35 ET Ex-CIA Director George Tenet says the way the Bush administration has used his now famous "slam dunk" comment Ð which he admits saying in reference to making the public case for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq Ð is both disingenuous and dishonorable. It also ruined his reputation and his career, he tells Scott Pelley in his first network television interview. The interview will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, April 29 (7:00-8:00...
  • George Tenet Contradicts Himself

    05/03/2007 2:41:15 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 19 replies · 942+ views
    newsmax ^ | Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Ronald Kessler
    In his new book At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA George Tenet depicts President Bush's decision to invade Iraq as a foregone conclusion, but he seemed to have a different version of events when I interviewed him just after the invasion. Strongly implying that he was against the war from the beginning, the former director of Central Intelligence writes that, as far as he knows, the Bush administration never had a "serious debate" about the "imminence of the Iraqi threat" or even seriously considered the implications of an invasion or the possible consequences. Moreover, Tenet...
  • Why you should NOT believe Tenet

    04/29/2007 8:31:15 AM PDT · by drzz · 24 replies · 1,198+ views
    VIDEO : CIA cover up ^ | 04 29 2007 | drzz
    The CIA has been fighting the Bush administration since 9/11. 9/11 proved the monumental incompetence of the CIA, and its weakness in the post Cold War era. What the CIA is doing right now, by giving false "leaks" to help the Democrats rewriting history, is to erase this shameful period. Edward J. Epstain raised questions about the reliability of the CIA about the WTC 1993 case : "BY EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Last week Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) admitted to having been responsible for planning no fewer than 28 acts of terrorism, including the...
  • Tenet: "Slam Dunk" Comment Misused

    04/26/2007 6:24:24 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 50 replies · 2,107+ views
    CBS News / 60 Minutes ^ | April 26, 2007 | Scott Pelley.
    (CBS) Ex-CIA Director George Tenet says the way the Bush administration has used his now famous "slam dunk" comment — which he admits saying in reference to making the public case for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq — is both disingenuous and dishonorable. It also ruined his reputation and his career, he tells 60 Minutes Scott Pelley in his first network television interview. Pelley's report will be broadcast Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The phrase "slam dunk" didn't refer to whether Saddam Hussein actually had WMDs, says Tenet; the CIA thought he did. He says he was...
  • Former U.N. envoy Holbrooke: Start bringing troops home

    02/24/2007 8:06:07 PM PST · by RDTF · 21 replies · 568+ views
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush should follow British Prime Minister Tony Blair's lead and start withdrawing troops from Iraq, former U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke said Saturday. "Engaging in a broad-based diplomatic offensive, and beginning a redeployment of U.S. forces in Iraq, represents the best way to secure America's interests in the region and combat the serious threat of terrorist networks," Holbrooke, who served under President Clinton, said in the Democrats' weekly radio address. Britain will withdraw about 1,600 troops in the coming months and aims to cut more by late summer. The announcement came as Bush is implementing his plan...
  • Berger Case Still Roils Archives, Justice Dept. (Clintonista Defection in MSM?)

    02/21/2007 4:38:04 AM PST · by drpix · 21 replies · 1,335+ views ^ | February 21, 2007 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    In a chandeliered room at the Justice Department, the longtime head of the counterespionage section, the chief of the public integrity unit, a deputy assistant attorney general, some trial lawyers and a few FBI agents all looked down at their pant legs and socks.
  • DA blames breath test flaw for dropped OUI vs. pols’ pal

    12/21/2006 4:45:09 PM PST · by Gay State Conservative · 18 replies · 1,055+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/21/2006 | Boston Herald
    The Bristol County district attorney yesterday defended throwing out OUI charges against a politically connected socialite who flunked four sobriety tests and two breath tests, blaming red tape for blocking prosecutors from getting the Breathalyzer report. “This case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” said DA Paul F. Walsh Jr. Walsh’s office dropped OUI charges against Suzanne Magaziner last week despite a police report alleging that she twice blew .12 on the Breathalyzer, which is above the legal limit of .08. But Walsh said his prosecutor, Roger Ferris, decided he had little chance to win the case, mainly...
  • Bush campaigns, Dems assail status quo - BUBBA BARF ALERT

    11/06/2006 5:37:44 PM PST · by seanmerc · 9 replies · 404+ views ^ | November 6, 2006 | David Espo
    WASHINGTON (AP) - On the eve of midterm elections, Democrats criticized Republicans as stewards of a stale status quo while President Bush declared, "we're closing strong" in a final drive to preserve GOP control of Congress. "They can't run anything right," countered former President Clinton, taunting Republicans about the war in Iraq, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and even the scandal involving the House page program that complicated GOP efforts to win two more years in power.
  • Caption This Picture! (Bill Clinton Plays Guitar At His Birthday Bash)

    10/29/2006 11:49:20 AM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 95 replies · 5,659+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-30-06 | WestVirginiaRebel

    10/04/2006 7:57:16 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 29 replies · 1,000+ views
    Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign ^ | 10-04-06 | Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign (Florida)
    TAMPA, FL— This morning, Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for United States Senate continued a targeted effort to inform Florida voters of how Bill Nelson supports amnesty at great peril to our economy and security. Standing in front of the Tampa Sub Office for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Katherine Harris reminded voters that she is the only candidate in this race who will strongly oppose efforts to grant special rights and privileges to millions of illegal immigrants. Congresswoman Harris commented, “Unlike my opponent, I will fight for our hard-working families who struggle to afford our Florida lifestyle...
  • I'm 60 and I hate it: Bill Clinton (Clinton alert!!!)

    08/15/2006 12:58:23 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 57 replies · 1,133+ views ^ | August 15, 2006 |
    I'm 60 and I hate it: Bill Clinton Aug 15 2:59 PM US/Eastern Bill Clinton hates it, but it is true: He will be 60 on Saturday, and he is often the oldest man in the room. The former baby-boomer-in-chief and 42nd US president admitted at a world AIDS conference here -- at which delegates serenaded him with "Happy Birthday" -- that his approaching milestone filled him with trepidation. "In just a few days, I will be 60 years old. I hate it, but it's true," the snowy-haired veteran of two tumultuous White House terms said. "For most of my...
  • Stephanopoulos Embarrassingly Backtracks from Charge Iraq Precluded Korea Nuke Fix ( Clintonista )

    07/10/2006 7:43:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies · 3,990+ views
    News Busters ^ | July 10, 2006 | Brent Baker
    On Sunday's This Week, during the roundtable discussion, host George Stephanopoulos embarrassed himself and had to backtrack after he raised Clinton Defense Secretary William Perry's recommendation -- that President Bush bomb the nuclear missiles on the launchpad in North Korea -- but then went a step further and combined Perry's proposal with blaming the Iraq war for preventing that type of action in 2003, only to be thoroughly refuted by George Will. “I don't even believe what I said,” Stephanopoulos sheepishly conceded, “So I take it back, you're right.” Stephanopoulos had proposed: “What if in 2003, instead of invading Iraq,...
  • Hillary: “GOP Playing Politics With War In Iraq”

    06/22/2006 2:27:47 PM PDT · by EnigmaticAnomaly · 39 replies · 815+ views
    Hillary redefines shameless. From the New York Post: HILL LABELS GOP TACTICS A ‘DISGRACE’ By IAN BISHOP Post Correspondent June 22, 2006 — WASHINGTON - Republicans are a "disgrace" for playing politics with the war in Iraq, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton charged yesterday as she moved to turn the spotlight away from Democratic infighting over when to withdraw U.S. troops. "They choose to tar all who disagree with an open-ended, unconditional commitment as unpatriotic, as waving the white flag of surrender. They may not have a war strategy, but they do have an election strategy," Clinton charged on the Senate...
  • Colleagues Say C.I.A. Analyst Played by Rules (NYT in Spin Mode over Mary O. McCarthy)

    04/22/2006 12:27:36 PM PDT · by demlosers · 84 replies · 2,116+ views
    The New York Slimes ^ | 22 April 2006 | DAVID S. CLOUD
    WASHINGTON, April 22 — In 1998, when President Bill Clinton ordered military strikes against a suspected chemical weapons factory in Sudan, Mary O. McCarthy, a senior intelligence officer assigned to the White House, warned the president that the plan relied on inconclusive intelligence, two former government officials said. Ms. McCarthy's reservations did not stop the attack on the factory, which was carried out in retaliation for Al Qaeda's bombing of two American embassies in East Africa. But they illustrated her willingness to challenge intelligence data and methods endorsed by her bosses at the Central Intelligence Agency. On Thursday, the C.I.A....
  • Fired CIA Leaker Gave To Kerry And The DNC

    04/22/2006 12:23:06 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 39 replies · 1,750+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 22, 2006 | N/A
    Behold Mary O. McCarthy’s political contributions for the last few years: MCCARTHY, MARYBETHESDA, MD 20817U.S. GOVERNMENT/CIVAL SERVANT ANDREASEN, STEVEN PETERVIA ANDREASEN FOR CONGRESS 11/01/2002 200.00 22992926088 MCCARTHY, MARYBETHESDA, MD 20817US GOVERNMENT/ANALYST DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE 10/29/2004 500.00 24981642504 MCCARTHY, MARY OBETHESDA, MD 20817CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIO OHIO DEMOCRATIC PARTY 10/05/2004 5000.00 24962561560 MCCARTHY, MARY OBETHESDA, MD 20817U.S. GOVERNMENT/ANALYST KERRY, JOHN FVIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC 03/14/2004 2000.00 25971246238 I guess it comes as no suprise, given Ms. McCarthy was hired by Sandy Berger to serve in the Clinton administration.
  • Hobart William Smith President Upset by T-Shirts (calling Orange a "fruit" antigay?)

    04/03/2006 11:46:43 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 51 replies · 1,485+ views
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan has sent a letter to faculty and staff decrying the use of the word "fruit" on t-shirts worn by Hobart lacrosse fans to the game against Syracuse last week at the Carrier Dome. The shirts read "at least our mascot isn't a fruit." Syracuse teams are called the Orangemen, frequently shortened to Orange. Gearan points out that the term fruit is used as a derogatory term for gays. Gearan calls the use of the word, "especially painful to many because of our commitment to diversity, equity and social justice."
  • Reciting of Pledge of Allegiance prompts controversy

    03/03/2006 5:53:02 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 1,662+ views
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 03.03.06 | Scott Rapp
    SENECA FALLS NY--Former Seneca County lawmaker Richard Ricci said Thursday "that's a bunch of baloney" to criticism that he was grandstanding when he led the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance at a public hearing Wednesday night. At the close of his prepared remarks, Ricci called on the crowd of about 300 at the New York Chiropractic College to stand with him and recite the pledge. Many in the crowd stood on cue, but a scattering of people didn't. They included Clint Halftown, the New York Cayuga Indians' federally recognized representative, and Syracuse lawyer Daniel French, a former U.S. Attorney...
  • New charges await celebrity private eye [Hillary's Pellicano]

    02/05/2006 1:30:40 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 694+ views
    AP ^ | 2/5/6 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES - Hollywood loves a good scandal - cheating spouses, sex tapes, drug addictions. The industry's obsessive rumor mill has churned over the past few months in anticipation of the outcome of a three-year FBI investigation into suspected illegal wiretapping by celebrity private investigator Anthony Pellicano. Answers could finally be revealed Monday when the 61-year-old shamus is expected to be arraigned on unspecified federal charges. "Everybody wonders who is going to take the fall," said Laurie Levenson, a professor at Loyola Law School and a former federal prosecutor. "He's like (Jack) Abramoff. You just hope you didn't get your...
  • Judge to review election dispute today - Ford hopes to hang on to Senate seat

    01/24/2006 9:14:06 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 714+ views
    AP ^ | 1/25/6 | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II
    NASHVILLE - Ophelia Ford won the election to replace her brother in the Tennessee Senate by a mere 13 votes in September, and her hold on the seat remains tenuous. Senate Republicans tried to void her election last week, but a federal judge halted that effort and will hold a hearing on the matter today. Ford's Memphis district is predominantly black, and she has decried the move to void the election as a racist power grab. Republicans have complained that felons and nonresidents were allowed to vote in the election, and The Commercial Appeal newspaper found two ballots cast in...
  • Offering Abortion, Rebirth (Graphic Article)

    11/29/2005 7:35:43 AM PST · by ConservativeTerrapin · 59 replies · 1,298+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/29/2005 | Stephanie Simon
    Here is a link to the article. Offering Abortion, Rebirth
  • Gen. Farkas details the Yugoslav Army’s measures to prevent and punish Kosovo war crimes

    11/10/2005 6:38:32 PM PST · by A. Pole · 31 replies · 663+ views
    Slobodan Milosevic Freedom Center ^ | November 9, 2005 | Andy Wilcoxson
    Slobodan Milosevic completed his re-examination of Col. Vlatko Vukovic at the Hague Tribunal on Wednesday. He presented a document detailing the battalion rules of the Yugoslav Army. This document was written in 1988 and used the term “ciscenje” to describe the removal of enemy forces from Yugoslav territory. The term “ciscenje” had been commonplace in Yugoslav Military terminology for more than 10 years before the Kosovo war. Therefore, there is nothing unseemly about the term appearing in the Vukovic’s war diary. During the cross-examination Mr. Nice showed Col. Vukovic a photograph of an Albanian civilian who he said been burned...
  • US: Serbia can't join NATO without Kosovo solution

    11/09/2005 4:05:47 AM PST · by mark502inf · 68 replies · 1,256+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8 November 2005 | By Saul Hudson
    WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The United States will block Serbia from joining NATO unless it resolves a territorial dispute over volatile Kosovo, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday in what was a new U.S. demand on Belgrade. Nicholas Burns, the No. 3 State Department official, outlined the U.S. condition to persuade Serbia to seek a settlement, even though Belgrade can only lose authority over the province if it reaches an accord. Previously, the United States has said Serbia had to capture two high-profile war criminals before it could enter into negotiations as a first step toward membership in...
  • Attack on Serbs visiting cemetery

    11/08/2005 5:38:11 PM PST · by jb6 · 25 replies · 2,655+ views
    B92 ^ | November 08, 2005
    DJAKOVICA -- Monday – A bus with forty Serbian people inside was pelted with stones while trying to visit a cemetery in Djakovica this weekend. The Serbian refugees from Djakovica visited the Orthodox cemetery located near the village. Many of the monuments that have been desecrated recently have been successfully restored and a fence has been put in place around the cemetery. A commemoration ceremony for the deceased was held in front of what remains of the Holy Prince Lazar church. While the Serbian refugees were visiting the grave sites, several cars drove around the cemetery grounds playing Albanian music...
  • Years after Milosevic, Serbia's illusions persist

    08/31/2005 3:27:34 PM PDT · by mark502inf · 64 replies · 1,090+ views
    IHT ^ | August 31st, 2005 | Roger Cohen
    The Serbian mistake of 1918, when the victorious kingdom gambled on [establishing] Yugoslavia, rather than consolidating a compact state of Serbia, continues to haunt Belgrade. Territory governed from Belgrade continues to shrink. Next year, Montenegro can call a referendum to decide whether to secede. -snip- Montenegro is not alone in contemplating exit. Negotiations are likely to begin this year on the status of Kosovo, formally part of Serbia, in reality a ward of the international community, and in the minds of almost all its ethnic Albanian citizens a putative independent state. What goes around comes around. Kosovo was the launching...
  • What are the backgrounds of the key players on the 9/11 Commission? Here's the answer...

    08/11/2005 11:39:12 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 4 replies · 1,511+ views
    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks...
  • Red-light cameras may have a green light (TEXAS)

    05/21/2005 8:02:43 AM PDT · by Dubya · 81 replies · 1,328+ views
    Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau ^ | May 21, 2005 | JANET ELLIOTT
    AUSTIN - Houston dodged what may be the last legislative attempt to stop its plan to enforce red lights with cameras, as the Senate Friday night defeated an amendment that would have required a public vote on the program. The Senate voted 18-13 against the amendment by Sen. Mike Jackson, R-La Porte, after a spirited debate. Houston Democrats Rodney Ellis, Mario Gallegos and John Whitmire joined with Houston Republicans Kyle Janek and Jon Lindsay in voting against the amendment. Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, supported Jackson's amendment. Whitmire, who spoke at length against the amendment, said he believes efforts to...
  • Soros Operatives Infiltrate State Department, CIA

    03/10/2005 4:04:55 PM PST · by Alexander Nevsky · 12 replies · 931+ views / Moonbat Central ^ | March 10, 2005 | Richard Poe
    Those who get their news from Big Media probably have no idea why President Bush initiated a major shakeup in the State Department and CIA. Here's a little background. Two years ago, a long-simmering bureaucratic feud escalated into open warfare between the Defense Department, which is loyal to Bush, and powerful factions within the CIA and State Department whose loyalties lie elsewhere. Some of these disloyal elements may be under the influence of George Soros' Shadow Party, according to an article in the GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily of June 30, 2003. DFAD editor Gregory R. Copley writes:"Senior bureaucrats in...
  • Hillary in the middle on values issues [Evita Shuck and Jive Alert!]

    01/26/2005 4:18:41 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 4 replies · 340+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2005 | Joseph Curl
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is staking out centrist positions on values issues that helped decide last year's presidential election, positioning herself to the right of her party's base on abortion, faith-based initiatives and immigration. In the past few weeks, the New York Democrat has embraced the role of religion in addressing social ills, decried abortion as "sad, even tragic" and complained about the influx of illegal aliens — all stances that run counter to liberal party leaders, but which are popular among voters. "I think what we're seeing is, at least rhetorically, the attempt of the ultimate makeover," said Gary...
  • ABC's "Nightline," "This Week" hit ratings lows in 2004

    01/10/2005 10:01:10 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 30 replies · 1,247+ views
    USA Today via Poynter ^ | Jan 10 05 | Poynter/USA Today
    Read down to item linked to USA Today: Peter Johnson reports "Nightline" just notched its lowest number of average viewers ever, from a high in 1993 of 6.2 million to a low last year of 3.7 million. The same is true for Sunday public affairs show "This Week," with a high of 4.9 million in 1993 compared with 2.5 million last year, behind No. 1 NBC's "Meet the Press" (4.3 million) and CBS' "Face the Nation" (3.8 million).
  • Emanuel to head House Democratic campaign committee (A Clintonista moves up)

    01/09/2005 9:44:31 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 2 replies · 201+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | January 09, 2005 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a former political operative for President Clinton, was named head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Sunday, replacing the late Rep. Robert Matsui. Emanuel, a former senior staffer for the House Democrats' fund-raising and recruiting organization, will lead the Democratic effort to regain control of the House in 2006. Matsui, D-Calif., died Jan. 1 of complications from a rare form of bone marrow disease.
  • CAMERA-SHY It's time to implement videocam traffic enforcement (Big Brother is watching you)

    12/09/2004 12:31:56 PM PST · by weegee · 89 replies · 1,694+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 9, 2004, 12:40AM | no byline
    Texans are generally gung-ho for law and order. They support the death penalty for capital crimes and tough prison sentences meted out to drug users and multiple offenders. That enthusiasm doesn't seem to extend to automated traffic enforcement systems that can videotape cars zooming through red lights and then mail tickets to the vehicle owner later. It's the rare Houston motorist who hasn't narrowly escaped being struck by an impatient driver trying to beat a red light. Police officers joke that Houstonians believe a red light means only three more cars can go through the intersection. Places of business as...
  • Marc Rich tied to Iraq oil

    12/02/2004 1:28:23 AM PST · by kattracks · 96 replies · 9,173+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/02/04 | Bill Hutchinson
    Ex-fugitive Marc Rich is suspected of having become one of Saddam Hussein's middlemen in Iraq's illegal oil trade just a month after he won a controversial pardon from former President Bill Clinton, a news report said. ABC News reported last night that Rich's alleged role in the growing UN oil-for-food scandal is under investigation by federal officials. Rich, who was pardoned by Clinton in January 2001, and several other prominent oil traders are suspected of making illegal kickbacks to Iraq to win the lucrative oil contracts, the network reported. The UN program was set up in 1996 to help Iraqis...
  • U.S. Trying To Escape International Criminal Court (Can someone tell Helen Thomas to STFU?)

    12/01/2004 3:52:31 PM PST · by Jose Roberto · 28 replies · 804+ views
    The Boston Channel ^ | 12/01/04 | Helen Thomas
    The Bush administration is adding an economic punch to its campaign to escape the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. The administration fears that Americans could be brought before the tribunal by foreign countries. That concern has led to the U.S. policy to undermine the court's work. The ICC is the first permanent international body set up to investigate and prosecute individuals accused of crimes against humanity, genocide and crimes of war. It could possibly apply to the modern-day genocides in the Sudan and the Congo or Rwanda. It replaces the ad-hoc war crimes tribunals set up by the United...
  • The Reynolds story (Mel Reynolds reportedly a personal guest of Bill Clinton at library)

    11/29/2004 5:52:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 2,085+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/24/04 | MICHAEL SNEED
    The Reynolds story... November 24, 2004 BY MICHAEL SNEED SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds was reportedly a personal guest of former President Bill Clinton at the dedication of his library in Little Rock, Ark., last week. *Background: During his final hours in office, Clinton commuted the jail sentence of Reynolds, who served 2-1/2 years in federal prison on charges of corruption and having sex with an underage girl. Reynolds petitioned for clemency so he could be reunited with his children, who he felt needed him desperately. Clinton concurred. *Foreground: Reynolds was accompanied by his son and namesake, 11-year...
  • One Gulp, And Bush Was Gone (Sidney Blumenthal)

    11/25/2004 7:43:59 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 91 replies · 6,027+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday, November 25, 2004 | Sidney Blumenthal
    At the dedication of the Clinton library last week in Little Rock, Karl Rove and President Bush received separate tours of the dramatic building, a glistening silver, suspended boxcar filled with light and with a panoramic view of the Arkansas river. Flung across the river stands an old railroad bridge - and to Clinton watchers, bridges represent "the bridge to the 21st century", the former president's re-election slogan in 1996...[snip] ...Then, when the presidents were announced, Bush tried to push his way past Clinton at the library door to be first in line, against the already accepted protocol for the...
  • With deepest sympathy

    11/24/2004 11:28:56 AM PST · by JZelle · 19 replies · 1,293+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-24-04 | David Hackworth
    Donald Rumsfeld — who's known as a people-eating systems man — has a long history that shows he prefers technology to humans. Certainly as SecDef he's always gone for high-tech military gear rather than giving the boots on the ground max priority when it comes to the basics: armored vehicles and vests, sufficient ammo and all the other vital stuff that helps soldiers make it through the Valley of Death. His beloved shock-and-awe whiz-bang wonder weapons worked well enough initially in Afghanistan and Iraq, but as we saw on the tube last week, we're once again back to the age-old...
  • Was that really James Carville on Meet the Press? (Humor)

    11/14/2004 8:12:14 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 52 replies · 5,633+ views
    Self | Nov 14, 2004 | Jeff Head
    Was that REALLY James Carville on Meet the Press? I think it actually was...but its hard to say sometimes.
  • Specter says he won't slow anti-abortion court nominees

    11/07/2004 1:54:28 PM PST · by LouAvul · 37 replies · 2,091+ views
    cnn ^ | 11-7-04
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican in line to head the Senate Judiciary Committee pledged Sunday not to stall the president's judicial nominees even if they oppose abortion rights. The White House expressed confidence its choices would get a fair hearing. Sen. Arlen Specter, a moderate from Pennsylvania who backs abortion rights, said he has supported judicial nominees in the past who do not agree with the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. "The fact is that I have supported all of President Bush's nominees in committee and on the floor. I have never applied a litmus...
  • Breyer questions his own impartiality in Election 2000 decision

    10/24/2004 6:36:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 1,500+ views
    AP ^ | 10/24/4
    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said he wasn't sure he was being truly impartial when the high court was asked to settle the disputed 2000 presidential vote in Florida. Breyer - named to the court 10 years ago by President Clinton - was one of the dissenting votes in the 5-4 decision that canceled a controversial recount in Florida, sending Republican George W. Bush to the White House instead of Democrat Al Gore. "I had to ask myself would I vote the same way if the names were reversed," Breyer said Saturday at Stanford University...
  • Clinton Appointee Judge Rules that PA does not have to send correct absentee ballots to military.

    10/21/2004 8:28:16 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 118 replies · 5,695+ views
    Some of those overseas voters, including soldiers serving in Iraq, are now being asked to pick from an incorrect slate of presidential candidates. And, as a result, they are being deprived of the same options given to voters at home, Justice Department lawyer Amy Zubrensky argued. They "have the right to correct ballots," she said. Philadelphia lawyer Mark Aronchick, a special election-law expert hired by the Rendell administration, called the number (of military voters) "a theoretically tiny universe of people."
  • OReilly Does A Hit Piece on the Swifties AND NEVER Invited Them On To Refute

    10/18/2004 5:48:30 PM PDT · by ArmyBratCutie · 25 replies · 476+ views
    OReilly on Fox | Oct 18, 2004
    I hope EVERYONE just watched this....First OReilly spends the talking points begging Kerry to come on his sorry show.....THEN He has on that idiot biographer that says Stolen Honor is a sham....AND the biographer says bad things about the Swift Boat Vets that have spoken out, ie liars etc...... OReilly can kiss my azzzzz.....he has shown his stripes for the LAST TIME to me....I think his advertisers need to be emailed and told that he has UNFAIRLY attached the Swift Boats without EVER ONCE having ONE OF THEM on to refute his and others claims about them... what are we...
  • Former Arkansas governor loses appeal

    10/18/2004 8:11:20 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 1,165+ views
    AP ^ | 10/18
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider whether former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker was wrongly barred from raising new arguments in challenging his 1998 conviction for tax conspiracy. Tucker pleaded guilty to the charge, but now wants to have his conviction overturned based on new information. His attorney had asked the court to use the case to clarify when defendants can get new evidence before a judge. Separately, Tucker was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in 1996 in a joint trial with former President Clinton's one-time business partners, James and Susan McDougal. They had been accused...