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  • Mark Tomasik: [U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney says] Don’t discount Gore-led ticket

    03/24/2008 6:35:46 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies · 868+ views
    TCPalm ^ | 24 Mar 08 | Mark Tomasik
    U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney, whose district includes much of Martin and St. Lucie counties, is hoping he won’t have to attend the Democratic Party national convention in Denver in August. If he does go, that will mean the Democrats still haven’t decided a nominee for the presidential election. And if neither Sen. Hillary Clinton nor Sen. Barack Obama has clinched the nomination by August, Mahoney says we may see a brokered convention, meaning the nominee could emerge from a negotiated settlement. “If it (the nomination process) goes into the convention, don’t be surprised if someone different is at the top...
  • Obama Spends $1.5 Million a Day

    03/21/2008 7:21:33 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 16 replies · 549+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 21 Mar 08 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    Hillary Rodham Clinton upped the tempo of her fundraising and her spending last month, only to be eclipsed by rival Barack Obama. At month's end, with debts of nearly $9 million, her money was nearly spent and he was sitting atop $30 million in available cash. Obama's campaign spent at a rate of nearly $1.5 million a day in February, a crucial month that began with the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday and ended with both candidates marching to a showdown March 4 in Texas and Ohio. Clinton, riding her best fundraising period yet, spent about $1 million a day on...

    03/19/2008 9:27:59 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 41 replies · 939+ views
  • Dick Morris: Obama Must Fight Back [Clintons trying to steal nomination]

    03/12/2008 5:43:49 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 25 replies · 1,137+ views ^ | 11 Mar 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    The Clintons are trying to steal the nomination from Barack Obama — and he can't let them. The Clintons' campaign attacks put Obama in a bind. If he doesn't answer in kind, he's toast. But if he does, they'll have forced him off his winning message of hope and change from the bitter politics of the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush eras. If they pull him off his game and onto theirs, they can wrest away the Democratic convention victory that he's earned. The solution for Obama is clear: Reply in kind, but do it through surrogates. Obama must...
  • The Clinton Tax Returns: What's the Holdup?

    03/11/2008 6:53:22 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies · 1,582+ views
    ABC ^ | 10 Mar 08 | Avni Patel
    After weeks of intense pressure, and more than a year after announcing her presidential candidacy, Sen. Hillary Clinton has offered little explanation for why she has delayed releasing the tax returns made public by most other Democratic presidential candidates in recent years. "What is the holdup?" said Sheila Krumholz of the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit group that tracks the role of money in politics. "She hasn't exactly made it clear as to what process is making it so cumbersome to just release them." Past Democratic presidential candidates have set a precedent for releasing their tax returns before or...
  • Republicans Helped Hillary Win Texas

    03/06/2008 9:01:19 AM PST · by seanmerc · 89 replies · 761+ views ^ | 5 Mar 08 | staff
    Republican crossover voters apparently helped win the Democratic primary in Texas for Hillary Clinton — with one in every 10 Democratic votes came from Republicans. And they could have been heeding the call of top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh, who had been urging Republican listeners to vote for Hillary to prevent the Democrats from unifying around Obama and to keep the two candidates battling each other. “Hillary Clinton is back in the race, thanks in some small part to Republican voters mindlessly following the commands of radio entertainers and crossing party lines to vote for the candidate they view as...
  • Clinton Hints At Sharing Ticket With Obama

    03/05/2008 5:42:39 AM PST · by jdm · 316 replies · 1,114+ views
    CBS ^ | March 05, 2008 | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton hinted at the possibility of a democratic "dream ticket" with Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking on the Early Show on CBS, Clinton said "that may be where this is headed, but we have to decide who is on the top of the ticket." Clinton said the race between her and Obama remains "incredibly close," with just "smidgens of difference" between them. Clinton's remarks after her campaign won two big states yesterday: Ohio and Texas. She also won Rhode Island. The wins enabled her campaign to break Obama's 12-state winning streak and pick up...
  • Vanity: What will you do this election?

    03/05/2008 1:55:27 AM PST · by bushfamfan · 140 replies · 3,404+ views
    bushfamfan | 3/5/08 | bushfamfan
    Now that it is pretty much official that John McCain is going to be the nominee, what does everyone plan to do for the November election? Do you plan to vote for McCain to keep Shrillary out or are you going to vote third party or not vote at all? I haven't been on this board much since Duncan Hunter dropped out and am really done with the GOP, but considering now is not the time where another party is in place to challenge I will vote for the 'lesser of the evils' in McCain just to keep the old...
  • Dick Morris: "Obama's Real Experience: His Campaign"

    02/26/2008 7:17:32 AM PST · by seanmerc · 66 replies · 1,159+ views ^ | 25 Feb 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    The best evidence of Obama’s readiness to lead the nation is displayed through his ability to run for president. After all, what is more difficult, complicated, or challenging than getting elected president? What other life experience better illustrates one’s qualification to hold the office than a manifest skill in seeking it? For anyone who has ever been elected president, the race that sent them to the White House was the single most important event in their lives and dwarfs any other experience they might have had before running. As we have watched Obama surmount the hurdles that lay in his...

    02/25/2008 4:16:34 AM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 328 replies · 3,848+ views ^ | Mon Feb 25 2007 06:51:00 ET | Matt Drudge
    <p>With a week to go until the Texas and Ohio primaries, stressed Clinton staffers circulated a photo over the weekend of a "dressed" Barack Obama.</p> <p>The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat frontrunner dressed as a Somali Elder, during his five-country tour of Africa.</p>
  • Dick Morris: "Hillary Is Ruining Her Own Chances"

    02/21/2008 9:01:04 AM PST · by seanmerc · 42 replies · 153+ views ^ | 21 Feb 08 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Barack Obama's victory in Wisconsin on Tuesday was just the latest sign that Hillary Clinton's desperate, anti-democratic moves to salvage her bid for the Democratic nomination are destroying her last chances to win a fair fight. Loudly and publicly, the Clintons proclaim that superdelegates should feel free to ignore the wishes of the folks back home and jam Hillary's nomination through at the convention. They openly predict that they'll demand the seating of the Michigan and Florida delegations, totally contravening the party's rules. Do they think the voters aren't listening to these authoritarian pronouncements, reminiscent of the days before the...
  • [Hillary "The Hildebeast"] Clinton targets [Obama's] pledged delegates

    02/19/2008 6:37:14 AM PST · by seanmerc · 19 replies · 115+ views ^ | 19 Feb 08 | Roger Simon
    Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign intends to go after delegates whom Barack Obama has already won in the caucuses and primaries if she needs them to win the nomination. This strategy was confirmed to me by a high-ranking Clinton official on Monday. And I am not talking about superdelegates, those 795 party big shots who are not pledged to anybody. I am talking about getting pledged delegates to switch sides. What? Isn’t that impossible? A pledged delegate is pledged to a particular candidate and cannot switch, right? Wrong. Pledged delegates are not really pledged at all, not even on the first...
  • Clinton aide accuses Obama of plagiarism

    02/18/2008 11:28:24 AM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 534+ views
    The Politico ^ | Feb 18, 2008 | Mike Allen
    Howard Wolfson, the Clinton campaign's communications director, today accused Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) of committing “plagiarism” in a speech in Milwaukee on Saturday night. Wolfson made the explosive charge in an interview with Politico after suggesting as much in a conference call with reporters. On the call, Wolfson said: “Sen. Obama is running on the strength of his rhetoric and the strength of his promises and, as we have seen in the last couple of days, he’s breaking his promises and his rhetoric isn’t his own.” "When an author plagiarizes from another author there is damage done to two different...
  • Clinton Team Seeks to Calm Turmoil

    02/14/2008 7:18:39 AM PST · by iowamark · 44 replies · 110+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/14/2008 | MONICA LANGLEY and AMY CHOZICK
    MCALLEN, Texas -- With Spanish music blaring, Sen. Hillary Clinton campaigned across South Texas yesterday with a more populist message, as her new campaign manager sought to reshape a campaign that has lost eight straight primaries in a week. Maggie Williams, a confidante of Mrs. Clinton from when she was first lady, has moved to assert her control following the departure last weekend of former campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle. Ms. Williams is running a daily conference on what ads to put up and expanding the inner circle with advisers from the old Clinton White House. See more about key...
  • Carville Acknowledges Hillary in Trouble

    02/14/2008 1:28:04 PM PST · by seanmerc · 47 replies · 185+ views ^ | 14 Feb 08 | NewsMax staff
    Even longtime Clinton ally James Carville is acknowledging that Hillary is in trouble, saying that if she loses the March 4 primary in either Texas or Ohio, her campaign is doomed. Speaking at the International Builders Show in Florida on Wednesday, Carville — a top adviser to Bill Clinton in the 1990s — declared: “She’s behind. Make no mistake. If she loses either Texas or Ohio, this thing is done.” After his recent resounding wins in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., Barack Obama holds a narrow lead over Clinton in total delegates, 1,272 to 1,231, although Hillary leads in superdelegates,...
  • Plouffe [Obama campaign manager]: She can't catch us

    02/13/2008 7:22:51 AM PST · by seanmerc · 20 replies · 132+ views ^ | 13 Feb 08 | Ben Smith
    Plouffe: She can't catch us As we wrote last night, Obama has begun to make his own inevitablity case, and David Plouffe made it explicit on a conference call this morning, telling reporters that it's now "next to impossible" for Clinton to surpass what he says is a 136-person lead among pledged delegates. "The only way she could do it is by winning most of the rest of the contests by 25 to 30 points," he said. "Even the most creative math really does not get her, ever, back to even in terms of pledged delegates." "This is not about...
  • Dick Morris: "I Predict Obama Will Win"

    02/11/2008 6:58:26 PM PST · by seanmerc · 148 replies · 426+ views ^ | 11 Feb 08 | Dick Morris
    I believe that Barack Obama will defeat Hillary and win the Democratic nomination. I think that this weekend's victories in states as diverse as Washington State, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Maine illustrates his national appeal and demonstrates Hillary's inability to win in states without large immigrant and Latino populations. Hillary's results on Super Tuesday, which amounted to a draw with Obama, will be her high water mark and will represent the closest she will ever come to the party nomination. Right now, CBS has Obama ahead in elected delegates with 1134, while Hillary has only 1131.By the time Virginia, Maryland, DC,...
  • Hillary Clinton LAW '73 returns to alma mater

    02/05/2008 10:40:05 AM PST · by XR7 · 6 replies · 919+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 2/5/2008 | Martine Powers
    “This is so nostalgic,” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 declared upon entering the Yale Child Study Center on Monday morning. Clinton’s reminiscence was not unexpected — Monday’s roundtable discussion with women at the Child Study Center did, after all, mark the first time she has come to Yale since announcing her campaign for president last January. But it also amounted to Yale’s first appearance on the 2008 presidential race stage — a stark contrast to past contests that have featured, as in 2004, three Eli frontrunners and dueling members of Skull and Bones. The senator, whose pit stop...
  • Dick Morris: "Kennedy Says No to Clinton Dirty Politics"

    01/29/2008 11:58:50 AM PST · by seanmerc · 69 replies · 220+ views ^ | 29 Jan 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    What does Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama really mean? In addition to seriously boosting Obama’s chances for the Democratic nomination by anointing him as the generational heir to John F. Kennedy, there’s something else that’s just as important for the body politic: Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the voters of South Carolina may have personally tolled the death knell for the Clintons’ reprehensible politics of personal destruction. It’s about time. For more than 30 years, no one has been able to stop Bill and Hillary Clinton from routinely acting on their shared base instinct: to annihilate anyone who gets...
  • Washington elite lead Clinton backlash

    01/29/2008 11:10:46 AM PST · by seanmerc · 9 replies · 84+ views ^ | 28 Jan 08 | John F. Harris
    In September 1998, Greg Craig, a lion of the Washington legal community, left a top job at the State Department to go to the White House to help Bill Clinton fight impeachment during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. One of his first stops was to an old Democratic friend, Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota, who warned him what he was stepping into: “You’re about three days away from a delegation of senior Democrats coming up there to ask the president to resign.” That anecdote, recounted in Peter Baker’s history of the impeachment saga, came echoing back to mind in recent...
  • A Frosty Moment Between Clinton, Obama [Hildebeast and Bamalot at the SOTU]

    01/29/2008 8:28:32 AM PST · by seanmerc · 37 replies · 149+ views
    My Way News ^ | 29 Jan 08 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    The state of their union? Icy. Rival Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama came within a foot of one another just before President Bush's State of the Union speech Monday night and managed not to acknowledge each other. It was quite a feat, given the packed House floor, the customary bear-hugging and jostling among other members. Then a doorkeeper sat the rivals in the same row, only an aisle and four senators between them. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was not caught in the middle. The Democrat from the iconic political family had taken sides earlier in the day when...
  • Sharpton to Bill Clinton: 'Shut Up'

    01/28/2008 12:19:35 PM PST · by seanmerc · 66 replies · 628+ views
    ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday weighed in on the raging debate inside the Democratic Party over former President Bill Clinton's advocacy on behalf of his wife's campaign, with two choice words for the former president: "Shut up." On ABC's "The View," Sharpton said voters are hearing "race charges, race-tinged rhetoric" in the Democratic primary campaign, and called on the former president to cease. "I think it's time for him to just be quiet," said Sharpton, who was a Democratic presidential candidate in 2004. "I think it's time for him to stop. As one of the...
  • Dick Morris: "Kennedy Move Huge for Obama"

    01/28/2008 9:22:26 AM PST · by seanmerc · 84 replies · 810+ views ^ | 27 Jan 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Barack Obama used his victory in South Carolina to change the dialogue with the Clintons in the presidential race. He has taken Hillary’s and Bill’s attempt to use the race issue and replied with a clever move. He has basically called their bluff. And Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Obama has ratified the Illinois Senator’s strategy and candidacy. So far, to summarize: Move One was when Obama arrived as a new candidate. Move two was Hillary’s comeback that she is more experienced. Move three was when Obama pivoted off her experience message and said he was the voice of change. Move...
  • ABC News: "Is Clinton Scrutinized About Her Looks Too Much?" [Horrific Image alert]

    01/28/2008 6:08:55 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 909+ views
    ABC News ^ | 28 Jan 08 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    From the color of her suit to her latest choice in hairstyle, Hillary Clinton and her appearance is a common topic of conversation, and according to political analysts, the female presidential candidate is scrutinized for her looks more so than her male counterparts. "There's no doubt that [Clinton] is held to a different standard — the evaluation of appearance has always been traditionally different for female candidates," said Sarah Brewer, the associate director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University. "It's really very sexist," Geraldine Ferraro, a former vice presidential candidate, told "Nobody is going to say...
  • Helen Thomas: "Race Turns Into Black Man V. White Woman" [Scary Image Alert]

    01/25/2008 11:41:54 AM PST · by seanmerc · 31 replies · 186+ views ^ | 16 Jan 08 | The Legendary Helen Thomas
    Like it or not, race and gender will play roles in the choice of a Democratic presidential standard bearer. It can't be avoided, even though the party's leading candidates have decided to bury the hatchet. In the Tuesday night debate in Las Vegas, both Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said their supporters had been over-zealous in their week-long tiff over the role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the enactment of federal civil rights legislation in the 1960s. The two candidates agreed to stop the squabbling and to keep their focus on current issues. Someday, they...
  • Dick Morris: "Hillary's Plan to Lose South Carolina"

    01/23/2008 11:57:01 AM PST · by seanmerc · 122 replies · 1,079+ views ^ | 23 Jan 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Hillary Clinton will undoubtedly lose the South Carolina primary as African-Americans line up to vote for Barack Obama. And that defeat will power her drive to the nomination. The Clintons are encouraging the national media to disregard the whites who vote in South Carolina’s Democratic primary and focus on the black turnout, which is expected to be quite large. They have transformed South Carolina into Washington, D.C. — an all-black primary that tells us how the African-American vote is going to go. By saying he will go door to door in black neighborhoods in South Carolina matching his civil rights...
  • Dick Morris: "It Might be Hillary vs. McCain"

    01/22/2008 10:33:03 AM PST · by seanmerc · 117 replies · 124+ views ^ | 21 Jan 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Both Hillary Clinton and John McCain scored hugely significant wins on Saturday in Nevada and South Carolina, wins which might set them on the road to the nomination. Hillary is very likely to lose South Carolina because of the large black vote there. Had she lost Nevada too, she would have been badly handicapped going into Florida and Super Tuesday, having suffered two consecutive defeats. But now that she has won Nevada, she can lose South Carolina and still have momentum. The run-up to South Carolina and the primary itself will feature constant focus on the African-American vote. Analysts and...
  • LAS VEGAS STOP: Clinton pitch hits home (Hillary, "No woman is illegal")

    01/11/2008 6:42:12 AM PST · by Sefton · 113 replies · 350+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 1/11/08 | Molly Ball
    People in the Las Vegas neighborhood saw all the cameras and trucks and buses and police on the streets Thursday, and they began to trickle out of their houses to find out what was going on. Soon, as a sherbet-orange desert sunset filled the sky, they got their answer, as New York Sen. Hillary Clinton began walking up the street of low-slung houses near Eastern and Washington avenues, accompanied by the area's representative, state Assemblyman Ruben Kihuen. Clinton hugged Kihuen around the shoulders and asked about his family, and then the two began knocking on doors, the same doors Kihuen...
  • Can Hillary Cry Her Way Back to the White House? ... (NY Slimes: MAUREEN DOWD)

    01/09/2008 7:02:20 AM PST · by IrishMike · 93 replies · 4,038+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2008 | MAUREEN DOWD
    When I walked into the office Monday, people were clustering around a computer to watch what they thought they would never see: Hillary Clinton with the unmistakable look of tears in her eyes. A woman gazing at the screen was grimacing, saying it was bad. Three guys watched it over and over, drawn to the “humanized” Hillary. One reporter who covers security issues cringed. “We are at war,” he said. “Is this how she’ll talk to Kim Jong-il?” Another reporter joked: “That crying really seemed genuine. I’ll bet she spent hours thinking about it beforehand.” He added dryly: “Crying doesn’t...
  • Dick Morris: "Hillary Past Her Prime"

    01/07/2008 7:05:48 PM PST · by seanmerc · 52 replies · 256+ views ^ | 5 Jan 08 | Dick Morris
    Fleetwood Mac would roll over in their musical graves if they could hear how the Hillary campaign has gotten into a time warp, obsessing with the 90s while a new political generation demands a focus on tomorrow. Going into Iowa, the Hillary campaign was notable for transcending the gender barrier while Obama struggled to overcome the racial divide. But last night, as the Iowa results came in, it was apparent that the real polarity was over generation and age. The Baby Boomers are being challenged to give up power. Voters under 30 backed Obama by 4:1, signaling the emergence of...
  • Clinton Machine Shaken by Setback

    01/05/2008 6:10:51 PM PST · by Rudder · 105 replies · 227+ views
    Time, Inc. ^ | Saturday, Jan. 05, 2008 | KAREN TUMULTY
    The scope of Barack Obama's victory in Iowa has shaken the Clinton machine down to its bolts. Donors are panicking. The campaign has been making a round of calls to reassure notoriously fickle "superdelegates" — elected officials and party regulars who are awarded convention spots by virtue of their titles and positions — who might be reconsidering their decisions to back the candidate who formerly looked like a sure winner. And internally, a round of recriminations is being aimed at her chief strategist, Mark Penn, as the representative of everything about her pseudo-incumbent campaign that has been too cautious, too...

    01/04/2008 7:11:45 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies · 45+ views
    NY Post ^ | Jan. 4, 2008 | DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN
    THE amazing victories by Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee in Iowa last night are truly historic. They demonstrate the impact and viability of a message of change in both parties. On the Democratic side, Obama - by winning in a totally white state - shows that racism is gone as a factor in American politics. On the Republican side, Huckabee's win shows how a truly compassionate conservative can win by harvesting voters who want the message of concern for the poor and for values to prevail. But what of Hillary Clinton? She's down but not out. In the first really...
  • Hillary says she risked life on White House trips

    12/31/2007 5:54:21 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 188 replies · 272+ views ^ | December 31, 2007 | Glenn Thrush
    VINTON, Iowa - Ever since Barack Obama suggested Hillary Clinton's eight years as first lady were a glorified tea party a few days back, she's looked for an opening to strike back. On Saturday night in Dubuque she pounced, arguing she risked her life on White House missions in the 1990s, including a hair-raising flight into Bosnia that ended in a "corkscrew" landing and a sprint off the tarmac to dodge snipers. "I don't remember anyone offering me tea," she quipped. The dictum around the Oval Office in the '90s, she added, was: "If a place was too dangerous, too...
  • 'Are we ready to see Hillary age?' [Aussie take on El Rushbo's Hildebeast comments]

    12/18/2007 8:17:15 AM PST · by seanmerc · 193 replies · 327+ views ^ | 19 Dec 07 (Australia time) | David Nason
    RUDY Giuliani is no oil painting, nor is John McCain. Fred Thompson may have cracked it in Hollywood, but he's hardly leading man material. Barack Obama has those ears to contend with, while every time Joe Biden opens his mouth it's like watching an old episode of Mr Ed. Even pretty boy John Edwards is starting to show signs of wear. But according to the US's leading radio shock jock, Rush Limbaugh, it all matters little for the male presidential candidates, because when men age they look "more authoritative, accomplished and distinguished". What does matter, says Limbaugh, is that Hillary...
  • Bill Clinton [and Magic Johnson] coming to Davenport on Tuesday

    12/17/2007 12:05:33 PM PST · by seanmerc · 51 replies · 252+ views
    Quad-City Times ^ | 17 Dec 07 | Ed Tibbetts
    Former President Bill Clinton and retired basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be in Davenport on Tuesday to campaign for Hillary Clinton. The ex-president has been a regular on the campaign trail, but this will be the first time that Johnson, who played for years for the Los Angeles Lakers, will have hit the hustings in Iowa for U.S. Sen. Clinton. The two men will be at Davenport Central High School for a 10:30 a.m. event, according to the Clinton campaign. Clinton and Johnson are making stops in Davenport and Waterloo. Clinton will then continue on to Hampton and Fort...
  • Clinton lauds Hillary, jabs Republicans

    04/21/2007 6:42:00 AM PDT · by Condor 63 · 8 replies · 914+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | Saturday, April 21, 2007 | CHARLES J. DEAN
    To the surprise of probably none of the 1,800 Democrats packed into a Birmingham ballroom Friday night, former President Clinton said he's decided women should run everything. "I think it's a real hoot you elected the first woman chief justice," Clinton told state Democrats at their annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. He was referring to Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, the first woman to hold that office in state history. "You know, I've about decided women ought to run everything," a grinning Clinton said as the crowd yelped and clapped. The quip was an obvious plug for his wife, Sen....
  • ATF Raid Nets Militia Man, Weapons Rap

    11/11/2006 7:29:21 AM PST · by Firefigher NC · 143 replies · 2,842+ views
    Times Record ^ | 11/10/06 | Trish Mehaffey
    FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayetteville militia member was arrested Wednesday by teams of special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other federal and state agencies and local police in connection with illegal firearms. Fayetteville police Lt. Mike Reynolds said 14 search warrants were executed Wednesday in Fort Smith and Fayetteville and one of the warrants was for a lieutenant commander of the Militia of Washington County, Hollis “Wayne” Fincher, of 16085 East Black Oak Road. “We assisted ATF and several other agencies in arresting Fincher. I don’t believe he has a criminal history with us. That’s...
  • Happy Hilloween! Scary Hillary thread - post photos and yarns [vanity]

    10/31/2006 12:36:54 PM PST · by Bon mots · 65 replies · 1,882+ views
    Bon Mots ^ | 10/31/2006 | Bon Mots
    Over the years, we FReepers have accumulated quite a nice collection of funny, scary and festive (for Halloween) images. Now is our chance to share them with the world. I figured I would start this year, since I saw that nobody else has yet started such a thread. So in the spirit of Hilloween, lets put our best photoshopped and non-photoshopped images and captions of the Hildebeast, sKerry and other Demoncrats forward in celebration of Hilloween.
  • McGovern Library dedicated in S.D. [such an enduring impact in defeat," said Clinton....]

    10/07/2006 4:46:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 440+ views
    McGovern Library dedicated in S.D. By CHET BROKAW, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 30 minutes ago George McGovern may have lost the 1972 presidential election, but he inspired many others to work for justice, decency and a better life for poor people around the world, former President Bill Clinton said Saturday at a ceremony to dedicate a library in McGovern's honor. "I believe no other presidential candidate ever has had such an enduring impact in defeat," said Clinton, who directed McGovern's presidential campaign in Texas. "Senator, the fires you lit then still burn in countless hearts." Clinton was the keynote speaker...
  • A Blue Dress for the Blue States

    09/28/2006 7:45:39 AM PDT · by XR7 · 28 replies · 2,894+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 9/27/06 | Andy Borowitz
    In a development that could drastically alter the playing field of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky confirmed today that she was considering making a bid for the Democratic nod in 2008. According to those familiar with her political plans, Lewinsky plans to offer herself as an alternative to the presumptive frontrunner in the race, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. Rumors of Lewinsky's intentions spread like wildfire this week, when the erstwhile intern made a series of stops in New Hampshire, location of the nation's first presidential primary. Wearing a midnight blue cocktail dress,...
  • The Hidden Anger Of Bill Clinton

    09/26/2006 10:10:10 AM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 83 replies · 3,497+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Sep 25, 2006 | Paul Sperry
    [snip] I can commiserate with Wallace. Several years ago, as the Washington bureau chief of this newspaper, I also got full frontal Clinton — in my case, for daring to ask him about the Chinagate scandal. It was the fall of 1999, the occasion a Cajun picnic for the Washington press corps on the South Lawn of the White House. Clinton, the function's main attraction, was due to make an appearance at any moment. Despite the president's having to wade through 40-plus scandals over the previous seven years, my cohorts in the press were all atwitter at the prospect of...
  • Clinton Doth Protest Too Much

    09/27/2006 4:44:54 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 61 replies · 1,407+ views
    latimes ^ | 9/27/06 | Andrew Klavan
    The ex-president's tirade on Fox News reveals a politician insisting on a legacy he doesn't deserve. THERE'S NO LIMIT to what a man can do," President Reagan used to say, " … if he doesn't care who gets the credit." ... Former President Clinton's motto seems to be a little different: "There's no limit to how much credit a man can get, if he doesn't care what he's actually done." ... Reagan came to office after the Jimmy Carter catastrophe. ... And yet even after his two terms were over ...I cannot remember Reagan ever "defending his legacy" with anything...
  • Scheuer: Clinton refused to kill bin Laden - afraid 'shrapnel would hit mosque'

    09/27/2006 8:42:13 AM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 33 replies · 2,233+ views
    John Gambling show, WABC radio (NYC) | September 27, 2006 | me (my memory of interview of Scheuer on radio)
    Michael Scheuer, former head of the "bin Laden desk" at the CIA, was interviewed on the John Gambling radio show on WABC radio (NYC) this morning.Here are a few points Scheuer made, as well I can remember (there is no transcript of the interview yet as far afaik): 1. Clinton was presented with a near perfect opportunity to kill bin Laden around December 23 or 24, 1999. (IIRC on the dates.) Clinton refused to pull the trigger in that instance NOT because he was afraid of human collateral damage, Scheuer says, but because Clinton was afraid shrapnel would hit a...

    09/25/2006 11:51:28 PM PDT · by hope · 121 replies · 4,266+ views
    New York Post ^ | 0-25-06
    September 25, 2006 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks. Rice hammered Clinton, who leveled his charges in a contentious weekend interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Channel, for his claims that the Bush administration "did not try" to kill Osama bin Laden in the eight months they controlled the White House before the Sept. 11 attacks. "The notion somehow for eight months the Bush administration sat there and didn't do that is just flatly false...
  • School strip searches mandated by House

    09/24/2006 6:49:17 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 385 replies · 4,863+ views ^ | 9 23 06 | Joseph Farah
    With student molestations skyrocketing, lawmakers demand weapon in drug fight WASHINGTON – Even though student molestations seem to be reaching epidemic proportions in schools across America, the House of Representatives has approved a tough new anti-drug and anti-weapon law that would require local districts to develop search policies – including strip searches – with immunity against prosecution for teachers and staff. Schools would have to develop policies for searching students, or face the loss of some federal funding, under the bill – HR 5295, approved by a voice vote Tuesday. It moves to the Senate, which does not have similar...
  • "YOU'VE GOT THAT LITTLE SMIRK ON YOUR FACE" (Rough Transcript of Clinton interview)

    09/23/2006 1:49:25 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 269 replies · 6,714+ views
    The Corner ^ | 9/23/06
    The liberal website Thinkprogress has published a rough transcript of Bill Clinton's interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, and it appears to be even more contentious than the brief clip that has been released shows.  Here are some excerpts from Clinton's angry defense of his conduct of the war on terrorism, beginning when Wallace asked him "Why didn't you do more, connect the dots and put [al Qaeda] out of business?"I will answer all of those things on the merits but I want to talk about the context of which this arises. I’m being asked this on the Fox network…[note...
  • Russert to interview Bill Clinton(Sept. 24, 1:00 PM, EDT)

    09/21/2006 4:52:43 PM PDT · by Dane · 32 replies · 780+ views
    MSNBC, Hardball | September 21, 2006
    Channel surfing and Chrissy Matthews mentioned that Tim Russert is going to "interview" Bill Clinton this Sunday after the Ryder Cup coverage(which is happening in Ireland) at 1:00 PM EDT this Sunday. Gee I wonder if Timmy will be more pleasurable to be around in Bill Clinton's mind than Monica. The answer is probably yes.
  • Ralph Nader Attacks Hillary

    09/20/2006 4:05:49 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 46 replies · 1,649+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 20 September 2006
    Consumer activist Ralph Nader, not ruling out a fourth run for president himself, said Tuesday that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was already running for the White House and could face Sen. John McCain in the 2008 election. "If she is a candidate in the Democratic primary with three other white men, she is going to win the primary," Nader said during a campaign stop in Albany in which he endorsed Clinton's Green Party challenger, Howie Hawkins, in this year's New York Senate race. "Then, it's down to her versus McCain." Nader, the Green Party's presidential candidate in 2000, said he...
  • ABC's The Note: Bill Clinton "Tired of Karl Rove's Bullsh#t"

    09/19/2006 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 111 replies · 5,856+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/19/06
    The Note: 9/11/2006 One Nation BY MARK HALPERIN, DAVID CHALIAN, TEDDY DAVIS, MATT STUART, and EMILY O'DONNELL with KARUNA SESHASAI, CATRIN JONES, MONA RAPHAEL, and ERICA ANDERSON — - WASHINGTON, Sep. 11 In this week's New Yorker, David Remnick turns in an excellent and truly must-read behind-the-scenes look at Clinton's post-presidential life and travels. For those interested in all things Clinton, it has Bill Clinton on the record saying things he normally won't say on those terms ("I am sick of Karl Rove's bullshit." and attacking the Washington Post's Sue Schmidt), and talking about presidential politics, including saying John Edwards...
  • FReep this poll: BJ could have killed bin Laden!

    09/12/2006 5:28:53 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 455+ views
    Mondo Times ^ | 13 September 2006
    "The Clinton administration had the opportunity to take out Osama bin Laden, but blew it." True/False