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  • Cheney Without Tears

    05/23/2009 6:26:32 AM PDT · by Wontsubmit · 71 replies · 2,300+ views
    CBS News ^ | 5/22/09 | Andrew Cohen
    ...How do we account for Cheney’s failure or refusal to acknowledge all that we have learned about the world since 2002? How do we explain the worldview he continues to share with his camp followers both in and out of power? Do we chalk it up to him being a stubborn, venal, self-righteous man incapable of admitting his own mistakes? Is he truly what Andrew Sullivan calls a “dead-ender?” Do we hang it on his ideology? On his Western individualism that eschews the need for consensus and compromise? Or is he, as many people say, just a dick. ...
  • Khobar Towers Shame – Ten Years After---The roots of Iranian terror.

    06/23/2006 5:35:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 848+ views ^ | June 23, 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Brig. Gen. Terryl Schwalier was stunned when he read the account of the June 25, 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia that appeared in my recent book, Countdown to Crisis: the Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran. I was writing many years after the fact, drawing on sources from inside Iranian intelligence but also on published U.S. government reports. It was those U.S. reports that prompted General Schwalier to contact me a few months ago. “You paint a picture of significant government awareness that “Iran was up to something” in the months prior to the Khobar Towers attack,” he wrote...
  • First look at the hilarious Bruno (trailer)

    04/02/2009 4:36:21 PM PDT · by Callahan · 14 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Sun ^ | 4/2/09 | Grant Rollings
    THE Sun has got its hands on the first trailer from what is sure to be the most outrageous movie of the year - Bruno. And from what we have seen it looks like SACHA BARON COHEN's follow up to Borat is ready to shock. To see the hilarious clip, watch below: In the film, which opens on July 10, British comic Cohen plays a gay Austrian TV presenter called Bruno. The trailer shows Bruno on a talk show with his black adopted baby saying: “I gave him a traditional African name - OJ.” A shocked Afro-Caribbean member of the...
  • Cohen withdraws from Treasury consideration: sources

    03/12/2009 2:33:21 PM PDT · by kc8ukw · 21 replies · 996+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 12, 2009 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prominent Wall Street lawyer H. Rodgin Cohen has withdrawn from consideration to become deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary, Democratic sources said on Thursday, dealing another setback to the department's efforts to fill critical positions. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said vetting issues came up in the final stages of considering Cohen for the job.

    01/07/2009 7:12:35 AM PST · by Dawnsblood · 41 replies · 2,999+ views
    Ms Underestimated ^ | 1/6/09 | Ms Underestimated
    Tonight on H&C, Aaron Cohen, former Israeli Special Forces Operative, was on to discuss the Israeli war against the terrorist organization Hamas in Gaza. Alan tries to go all “oh, the humanity!” on him, and Cohen proceeds to go nuclear on Alan’s a**, handing it right to him. Heh.
  • Phila. fundraiser set for Hillary Clinton bailout [compliments of Comcast CEO]

    12/31/2008 12:08:16 PM PST · by grace522 · 7 replies · 799+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Wednesday, December 31, 2008 | Daily News
    "URGENT -- One More Philadelphia Event" read the subject line on Tuesday's blast email from Comcast executive and Democratic bigwig David L. Cohen to the party's fundraising faithful. "Just when you thought it was safe to open emails from me...I have one more request," Cohen wrote. He needs more money, as host of a fundraiser next Wednesday evening to help Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York -- President-elect Obama's choice to be Secretary of State -- retire the mountain of debt left from her failed presidential campaign. Speed is essential. Mrs. Clinton cannot raise political money once she is...
  • Richard Cohen: Call me dick.

    11/11/2008 7:01:03 AM PST · by clyde_m · 4 replies · 151+ views
    My Aisling Blog ^ | November 11, 2008 | My Aisling
    I know I shouldn’t be, but sometimes I am just struck with breadth and depth of the stupidity of the MSM. Al Gore as Secretary of State? Because global warming is the number one issue? What in G-d’s name is this dude smoking?
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama

    11/01/2008 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 44 replies · 3,127+ views
    New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
    Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod, once worked for a man who was an identified member of the Communist Party USA, a registered agent of the Soviet Union and a paid disseminator of Soviet black propaganda. This man went on to become a key Chicago political fixer who helped elect communist linked politicians including the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and former US Senator Carol Moseley Braun. This man knew Barack Obama and was a key member of an organisation which endorsed Barack Obama in his 2004 US Senate race. Barack and Michelle Obama were active members of this...
  • Steve Cohen (D-TN) Equates Obama to Jesus and Palin to Pontius Pilate

    09/11/2008 11:06:40 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 38 replies · 292+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 9/11/08 | Bill Levinson reports that Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) had this to say in the House of Representatives. I submit to you, Mr. Speaker, um, that the parties have differences, but if you want Change, but if you want change, you want the Democratic party, uh, Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus who our, uh, minister prayed about, uh, Pontius Pilate was a governor. Perhaps Rep. Cohen believes that Obama is the Jewish Messiah (whom Christians would probably call the Second Coming of Jesus). After all, the National "Jewish" Democratic Council proclaims with a straight face that the Messiah is...
  • Steve Cohen Campaigns for Obama on House Floor

    09/10/2008 1:51:19 PM PDT · by metmom · 20 replies · 162+ views
    Short video of Steve Cohen making comparisons of obama to Jesus and Sarah Palin to Pontius Pilate.
  • Nikki, I'd say your porch is waiting

    08/09/2008 10:08:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 148+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/10/8 | Wendi C. Thomas
    The repeated thud-thuds you heard were the wheels of the bus -- driven first by abortion-rights advocates Emily's List. Then by former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. and then presidential contender Barack Obama himself, all rolling over congressional wannabe Nikki Tinker, who is a black woman. Her offense -- and it was an especially stupid one -- was tasteless attack ads. One linked U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a white, Jewish man, to the Ku Klux Klan. (Doesn't she know the Klan hated Jews just as much as black folk?) The other ad charged Cohen was voting against prayer in school...
  • Tenn. Democrat beats lawyer who linked him to KKK

    08/07/2008 9:06:08 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 20 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8-7-2008 | WOODY BAIRD ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A racially charged Democratic primary campaign ended Thursday with an incumbent congressman trouncing the opponent who ran an ad linking him to the Ku Klux Klan. Early, unofficial results showed Democrat Steve Cohen with 79 percent of the vote to 19 percent for Nikki Tinker, a black corporate lawyer who was his chief opponent in the district that covers Memphis.
  • Former Rep. Ford Jr. Says Tinker Ads Show She's "Run Out of Legitimate Arguments"

    08/07/2008 3:01:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 1,897+ views
    With only hours to go before the polls close, former 9th District congressman Harold Ford Jr., now head of the Democratic Leadership Council, has joined in on the mounting chorus of criticism of recent TV ads by Nikki Tinker, who is challenging current incumbent Steve Cohen in today's Democratic primary. Ford's statement is as follows: "Whenever race, religion or gender is invoked in a political contest, it generally means the candidate has run out of legitimate arguments for why he/she should be elected. Communities and nations are always made weaker when political figures try to divide us for political advantage....
  • Heated races in Tennessee draw national coverage { Tinker vs Cohen }

    08/07/2008 2:35:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 623+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | Clay Bailey, Richard Locker, Zack McMillin
    When polls opened at 7 a.m. in precincts throughout Shelby County, coverage of the State and Federal Primary and County General Election had extended to national newspapers and websites closely following Greater Memphis's two contested Congressional elections. Much of the coverage focused on the 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary, where incumbent Steve Cohen was in a rematch of sorts with corporate lawyer Nikki Tinker in a heated campaign that pushed to a boil in the hours before polls opened. State Rep. Joe Towns Jr. is also on the ballot, as are two others. The New York Times ran a 700-word...
  • (Video) Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen (TN) Shoves Cameraman

    08/07/2008 4:48:24 AM PDT · by Big Labor Hater · 8 replies · 163+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8-6-08 | YouTube
    This peace-loving, Congressional Black Caucus wannabe member from Memphis shoves a cameraman out of his house and tells others gathered to "throw his tripod at him."
  • MEMPHIS: Tinker stands by KKK ad

    08/05/2008 7:41:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 631+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/5/8 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    Former Shelby County Commissioner Walter Bailey said Monday that the Nikki Tinker ad featuring pictures of a Ku Klux Klan rally and denunciations of incumbent Congressman Steve Cohen's vote not to remove the statue and remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest from a Memphis park "has nothing to do with race." Asked if injecting the incendiary television images into Thursday's 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary contest would be seen as racially divisive, Bailey said: "That may be an ancillary side of it, but that's not the main focus, and it's not the intended focus." Cohen's campaign pushed back vigorously on the...
  • Cohen ads offer poll reminders, aims at GOP vote

    08/05/2008 7:37:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 348+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/5/8 | Zack McMillin
    In his two most recent campaign commercials, 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen spends valuable seconds of airtime explaining a most mundane electoral process. "You need to ask for a Democratic ballot on Thursday to vote for me," he says in the latest, created especially to run on Comedy Central's satirical late-night show, "The Colbert Report." He said the same thing in another spot, "Greatest Honor," and Memphis radio listeners have heard Cohen provide instructions in even greater detail. In his attempt to run up votes in the Democratic primary contest against Nikki Tinker, Joe Towns Jr. and two other candidates,...
  • As Cohen passes landmark resolution, Tinker camp readies attack ad

    08/03/2008 8:53:50 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 478+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/3/8 | Zack McMillin
    While first-term U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen was on the floor of the House on Tuesday, guiding passage of a historic resolution apologizing to African-American citizens for slavery and Jim Crow laws, his most prominent and well-funded Democratic primary opponent was out in the Memphis heat trying to win voters. Nikki Tinker likes to wear a baseball cap and athletic shoes to go with a skirt, giving her the look of a woman hard at work, and she would often show voters the tan line on her arms as evidence of it. She said she worked outside at the early-voting sites...
  • Legislator Under Investigation For Child Porn

    07/25/2008 5:16:51 AM PDT · by Puppage · 11 replies · 93+ views
    WNBC.COM ^ | 7/25/08 | Puppage
    UNION, N.J. -- Veteran Democratic state Assemblyman Neil Cohen is being investigated for child pornography possession on his legislative office computer, according to four officials familiar with the situation. It was two fellow democrats who essentially turned in Cohen. News 4 New York has learned the seven-term assemblyman has been hospitalized under psychiatric observation Thursday night, after investigators seized computers from his office on Stuyvesant Avenue in Union. Sources tell’s Brian Thompson that no decision has been made as of Thursday night as to whether the 57-year-old legislator will face state or federal prosecution. The investigation began after state...
  • Assemblyman Neil Cohen under child porn investigation(He's an NJ Dem)

    07/24/2008 11:43:38 PM PDT · by MovementConservative · 18 replies · 195+ views ^ | Thursday July 24, 2008, 8:15 PM | by Josh Margolin and Robert Schwaneberg
    Deputy Assembly Speaker Neil Cohen is being investigated for alleged possession of child pornography, according to two of his Democratic colleagues who said they brought the matter to the attention of law enforcement. In a joint statement, Sen. Raymond Lesniak and Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (both D-Union) confirmed they alerted authorities to the possibility Cohen (D-Union) had child pornography on his computers. "As the facts became apparent in our office, we notified the appropriate agency and will continue to assist in any way possible," Lesniak and Cryan said. "While it was our proactive steps that led to the investigation to this...