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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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prominent Wall Street lawyer H. Rodgin Cohen has withdrawn from consideration to become deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary, Democratic sources said on Thursday, dealing another setback to the department's efforts to fill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 · 38 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...
  • Assemblyman Neil Cohen under child porn investigation (NJ Democrat)

    07/24/2008 7:42:45 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 282+ views ^ | 7/24/08 | 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...
  • NYC Cabbie Who Runs Anti-American Islamic Website Mocks GI Deaths, Calls for Shia Law In U.S.

    04/07/2008 12:38:17 PM PDT · by Froufrou · 54 replies · 162+ views
    FOX ^ | 04/07/08 | Unknown
    A New York City cabbie who operates an extremist Islamic anti-American Web site that features violent images — including mocking the deaths of GIs in Iraq — says he’s doing the country a service by “exposing the truth.” Yousef al-Khattab, who runs from his home in Queens, told FOX News that he also wants the U.S. to embrace Islam and Sharia Law, which prohibits alcohol and can include stoning to death or severe flogging for pre-marital sex and adultery. On any given day, log on to al-Khattab's site and a host of startling images appear: — The Statue of...
  • Race question back for Cohen -- Challenger Jake Ford: Black person should represent district

    04/04/2008 7:52:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 266+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/4/8 | Alex Doniach
    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has said he thinks the 9th Congressional District has gotten beyond race in electing its representatives. But independent candidate Jake Ford seemed intent on proving him wrong Thursday. He kicked off the congressional campaign by blasting Cohen, who is white, and saying Tennessee deserves to have at least one black congressman. Still hot from his loss to Cohen in 2006, Ford, younger brother of former congressman Harold Ford Jr., also railed against the news media -- specifically The Commercial Appeal -- for not giving him, or his record, a fair shake in the last election. "This...

    02/14/2008 12:38:11 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies · 158+ views
    National Jewish Democratic Council ^ | 2/14/08 | National Jewish Democratic Council
    According to a report in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, [Nikki] Tinker “declined to answer” questions about the flier, which was condemned by the Anti-Defamation League. The flier reportedly states that “Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen and the JEWS HATE Jesus. So Memphis Christians must united and support ONE Black Christian to represent Memphis in the United States Congress in 2008.” [Memphis Commercial Appeal, 2/13/08 and 2/11/08]
  • Amsterdam mayor says youth problem remains (police station attacked, no arrests)

    01/02/2008 1:38:13 PM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 457+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | January 02 2008
    Amsterdam (2 January) - Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen says the authorities have failed in their dealings with problematic youths; so far there has been no decrease in violence. The mayor says co-ordination between the various social services leaves much to be desired. Many low-income families have too many, for-the-most-part ineffective, social workers. Mr Cohen also pointed to the gap between the poorer neighbourhoods on the periphery of Amsterdam and the upscale canal zone in the centre. On New Year's Eve groups of Moroccan youths attacked a police station in Amsterdam, breaking windows and setting fire to several police cars. There...
  • On Huckabee and religion, the devil's clearly in the details

    12/04/2007 5:29:05 AM PST · by dano1 · 47 replies · 78+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 12/4/2007 | Richard Cohen
    What could be called "The Huckabee Moment" occurred Sunday morning when ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked the former Arkansas governor, suddenly and ominously the front-runner in Iowa's GOP contest, if Mitt Romney is a Christian. Mike Huckabee knew precisely what was being asked of him and he also knew, because he is a preacher, what the right - not the clever, mind you - answer should be. But Huckabee merely smiled that wonderful smile of his and punted. This, with apologies to George W. Bush, is the soft demagoguery of low expectations. Until just recently, the expectations have indeed been low...
  • Cohen: Race is 'wedge' -- Contentious meeting turns on issue of hue

    08/30/2007 7:52:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 530+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/30/7 | James Dowd
    Charges of racism and dirty politics filled the airwaves and jammed phone lines Wednesday after a public showdown between a group of Baptist pastors and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen. The Memphis Democrat's appearance at Tuesday's meeting of the Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association was a hot topic on talk radio, said numerous pastors who also said they fielded calls all day on the subject. The discussions followed an excoriation of Cohen by some black ministers for his support for a federal hate crimes bill. But the freshman congressman's endorsement of that bill was eclipsed by charges that Cohen cannot adequately represent...
  • Baptist pastors slam hate crimes bill

    08/15/2007 3:27:51 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 44 replies · 1,724+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/15/07 | James Dowd
    Upset by Rep. Steve Cohen's support for a recent hate crimes bill, a group of black Baptist pastors criticized the freshman congressman Tuesday and called the bill unnecessary. The Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association, which claims more than 400 members from Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, issued a statement Tuesday that reads in part: "The Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association stands in total opposition to any legislation that will silence or restrict freedom of speech on the part of the churches. It is our belief that the new Hate Crime Bill is a subtle attempt on the part of the gay community to...
  • (TN 9, Memphis) Cohen co-sponsors bill to impeach Cheney

    08/06/2007 4:36:02 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 27 replies · 955+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Before returning to Memphis on Sunday after a marathon weekend House session, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., signed on as a co-sponsor of bills to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney and to censure both Cheney and President Bush. The impeachment resolution was introduced by U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, in April and has 18 co-sponsors, including the four it picked up in the last week. Advertisement In a telephone interview from Memphis on Monday, Cohen said he and his staff are working with former Reagan Justice Department lawyer Bruce Fein to draw up articles of impeachment against Atty....
  • Pastors attack Cohen on bill

    08/02/2007 8:00:50 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 519+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/2/7 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- A group of Memphis pastors is encouraging people to call and write the offices of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and other supporters of a hate crimes bill they believe restricts their right to preach against homosexuality. The bill, which has already passed the House, provides federal assistance to local law enforcement to prosecute hate crimes. It is expected to come up for a Senate vote this week. "It's a very hot potato," said the Rev. Chester Berryhill of the New Philadelphia Baptist Church near Poplar and Mendenhall. "This thing is bigger than the issue of abortion or...
  • A Cohen-Levi Family Affair [internat'l gathering 7/15-19/ 2007]

    07/05/2007 6:35:12 AM PDT · by hlmencken3 · 4 replies · 307+ views
    The Cohen-Levi Family Heritage ^ | 9/15/2006 | uncredited
    Recent scientific research and DNA testing have shown that today’s descendents of the biblical priesthood known as Kohanim are genetically related. Although the descendents of Aharon, the brother of Moses, have spread throughout the world over the past 3,300 years, the members of this extended family are being invited to participate in the first “family reunion” held since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 C.E. Participants from across the world will join tribe members for a stimulating and educational experience at the first-ever international gathering of Kohanim and the tribe of Levi, July 15-19, 2007 in Jerusalem....
  • 'UNETHICAL' WRITER TOLD: MOVE ON [NYT author of 'The Ethicist' column gives cash to]

    06/23/2007 5:10:16 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies · 786+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2007 | IAN BISHOP
    <p>A newspaper in Washington state announced yesterday it was dumping the "The Ethicist" column of New York Times writer Randy Cohen after he was fingered for forking over campaign cash to the liberal</p> <p>The Spokane Spokesman-Review had planned to start running Cohen's nationally syndicated column today but instead spiked his prose from its pages after learning of the payout.</p>
  • Cohen questions key witness in U.S. attorney firings

    05/23/2007 12:58:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,071+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/23/7 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- Two and a half hours into her testimony about U.S. attorney firings before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, former Justice Department liaison to the White House Monica Goodling was questioned by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. Much of his questioning dealt with Goodling's education at the Regent University School of Law founded by television evangelist Pat Robertson. Goodling was counsel to Atty. Gen Alberto Gonzales before resigning in April. She testified after being offered immunity from prosecution for any wrongdoing she might admit. Cohen: The mission of the law school you attended, Regent, is "to bring to bear...
  • Bills to apologize to Indians, blacks introduced on Hill

    03/08/2007 7:07:44 AM PST · by Ellesu · 159 replies · 2,042+ views ^ | 03/08/07 | Brian DeBose
    Sen. Sam Brownback wants Congress to apologize to American Indians for the egregious federal actions committed against them, while a freshman House member wants the same courtesy extended to black Americans. Mr. Brownback said he has introduced the legislation in the 108th and 109th Congresses, the bill being passed out of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs both times, but he has never been able to get the bill to the floor. "The arguments against the bill are always that there were atrocities committed on both sides and that apologies lead to financial remedies, but this bill doesn't deal with...
  • Sabbath Wins in Cohen v. Seinfeld Ruling

    01/17/2007 8:50:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 125 replies · 4,521+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan 17, '07 | Ezra HaLevi
    American Jewish comedian Jerry Seinfeld was ordered by the court to pay a Sabbath-observant realtor her fee, which he withheld due to her not having answered her phone on Saturday. The realtor, Tamara Cohen, was unavailable when Seinfeld tried to reach her on a Saturday in February, 2005, according to the New York Post. The comedian and star of the highly successful sitcom bearing his name wanted to see a luxury apartment on 82nd street but could not get in touch with Cohen. Seinfeld’s estate manager had visited the apartment with Cohen in January 2005, when the listing broker for...
  • I Smell a Borat [A review by Ben Stein]

    12/27/2006 8:36:11 AM PST · by Quilla · 174 replies · 4,166+ views
    American Spectator ^ | December 27, 2006 | Ben Stein
    Let's talk about Borat. I finally caught up with it at my local theater here in Rancho Mirage not long ago. It made me laugh a few times, but basically I hated it. Here's why. 1.) The auteur and star of the movie, Sacha Baron Cohen, is a Jew of high degree in England and now in Hollywood. But much of the movie is viciously anti-Semitic. This includes not just some but many "jokes" about killing Jews, about how Jews are the devil, about how Jews will kill for money, about how Jews are like cockroaches (the last a direct...
  • Olympic Skater Sasha Cohen 'Stunned' by X-Mas Flap

    12/15/2006 12:07:41 PM PST · by meg88 · 194 replies · 11,334+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/14/06 | Dan Whitcomb
    By Dan Whitcomb | December 14, 2006 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen was "stunned" to learn that a U.S. high school choir had been ordered to stop singing Christmas carols at a holiday show because she is half-Jewish, her mother said on Thursday. Article Tools Printer friendly E-mail to a friend Other sports RSS feed Available RSS feeds Most e-mailed Share on Facebook Save this article powered by More: Sports section | Latest sports news | Globe front page | Sign up for: Globe Headlines e-mail | Breaking News Alerts A city official accompanied...
  • A 'Silent Night' as Carolers Told To Stop Singing at [Sasha Cohen] Skating Show

    12/14/2006 7:54:24 AM PST · by meg88 · 156 replies · 5,504+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/41/06 | staff report
    A "silent night" as carolers told to stop singing at skating show RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A high school choir was asked to stop singing Christmas carols during an ice skating show featuring Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen out of concern the skater would be offended because she's Jewish. A city staff member, accompanied by a police officer, approached the Rubidoux High School Madrigals at the Riverside Outdoor Ice Skating Rink just as they launched into "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" and requested that the troupe stop singing, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Thursday. Cohen, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist and 2006...
  • Mideast Echoes Of 1938

    08/24/2006 10:41:56 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 11 replies · 919+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2006 | Richard Cohen
    In his upcoming book about the horrors of the 20th century, "The War of the World," the British historian Niall Ferguson has a chapter called "The Pity of Peace." It is about 1938, when World War II loomed, and Britain -- especially and importantly Britain -- did precious little to stop it. The warnings of Churchill -- "believe me, it may be the last chance . . ." -- were ignored, and the government under Neville Chamberlain obstinately pursued a policy that forever after made the word appeasement one of the most odious in history. Somehow, though, it looks like...
  • Ex-prof indicted in Hamas probe

    10/11/2003 3:37:41 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 7 replies · 284+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 11, 2003 | JANET RAUSA FULLER AND ANA MENDIETA
    A Palestinian activist and former college professor who has been in federal custody in Chicago since September has been indicted on a single criminal contempt charge for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury investigating the terrorist group Hamas. Federal prosecutors in Chicago announced the indictment Friday against Abdelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar, the same day U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and Chicago FBI Agent-in-Charge Tom Kneir paid a visit to the heavily Palestinian Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. Ashqar, 45, a Palestinian native and former adjunct business professor at Howard University, had been granted immunity from prosecution for his testimony by U.S....
  • Cohen may support national lottery to relieve national debt (Harold Ford seat winner)

    11/13/2006 4:28:50 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 35 replies · 1,233+ views
    WMC Channel 5 ^ | 11/13/06 | WMC
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The author of the bill that created the Tennessee Lottery says he may consider working on a bill to create a national lottery to pay of the national debt when he heads to Congress. Democratic state Senator Steve Cohen will succeed Congressman Harold Ford Junior in Tennessee's 9th District. He also has plans to support a raise in the minimum wage and a Medicaid waiver to allow more home health care for senior citizens and those with disabilities. Cohen says he wants to become the first white member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a member...

    03/05/2006 9:25:47 PM PST · by txroadkill · 19 replies · 1,173+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/6/06 | Washington Prowler
    DUBAI DUETS Late Friday, Department of Justice lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel were attempting to determine if former President Bill Clinton had registered as an "Agent of a Foreign Principal." Federal statute requires that anyone -- even a former President -- doing political or public affairs work on behalf of a foreign country, agency or official must register with the Department, and essentially update his status every six months. It was not clear the Clinton had done so. If his status is less clear, here is what we do know: If Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did not know...
  • Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new.

    02/10/2006 5:16:05 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,655+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM | by Stephen F. Hayes
    Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new. by Stephen F. Hayes 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM IN A BREATHLESS front-page, above-the-fold article in today's Washington Post, Walter Pincus reports that a former senior CIA official named Paul Pillar accuses the Bush administration of "misusing" intelligence to take the country to war in Iraq. According to the Post account, Pillar uses a forthcoming article in Foreign Affairs to claim that the Bush administration "politicized" the intelligence on Iraq. Bush administration policymakers did this subtly, Pillar says, by repeatedly asking the CIA questions about Iraq, its...
  • Richard Cohen : Thanks to Bush's Incompetence, Bin Laden Won ( Liberal spin alert )

    09/12/2006 6:59:12 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 87 replies · 1,465+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 09/12/2006 | Richard Cohen
    Thanks to Bush's Incompetence, Bin Laden Won By Richard Cohen NEW YORK -- I hear bin Laden laughing. I heard him all day on Sunday and Monday as the mass murder of Sept. 11, 2001, was memorialized at the Pentagon and in that field in Pennsylvania and, especially, here where the most people died and where countless cameras recorded it all for posterity and an abiding, everlasting, anger. He laughs, the madman does, whenever George Bush says, as he has over and over, that America is "winning this war on terror.'' Osama bin Laden knows better. He has already won....
  • DE: Board of Pardons rejects commutation plea from infamous killer

    08/31/2006 11:26:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 411+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/31/06 | Randall Chase - ap
    The state Board of Pardons refused Thursday to recommend commutation of the life prison sentences for a man who committed one of Delaware's most notorious crimes and then killed a San Francisco businessman. The board deliberated less than three minutes in deciding not to recommend commutation for Charles Cohen, 41, who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the brutal 1988 murders of his parents, Martin and Ethel Cohen. "In light of the heinous nature of these crimes, the opposition of the state Board of Parole, and the obvious threat to society, we will not recommend that commutation be granted," Lt....
  • Cindy Sheehan Will Go To Jordan For Peace Talks

    07/28/2006 10:30:15 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 126 replies · 2,796+ views
    From the (Vermont) Burlington Free Press: Peace activist Cindy Sheehan cancels Vermont visitJuly 28, 20Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has canceled her visit to Vermont because she plans a trip to Jordan for peace talks there, organizers announced today.Sheehan was to have attended a rally Sunday at Montpelier's Unitarian Church.The rally will still be held, with Vermont organizers planning to address renewed efforts to end the war in Iraq and pursue impeachment of the Bush administration.The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and is free and public. It’s sort of like Ike saying he would go to Korea.Only different.
  • Kohanim, Tribe of Levi to have 'family reunion'

    07/24/2006 1:49:47 PM PDT · by Blogger · 66 replies · 2,318+ views
    Kohanim, Tribe of Levi to have 'family reunion' Groundbreaking 'Gathering of the Tribe' will include leading researchers and rabbis. Conference is set to take place in Jerusalem in summer 2007 Ynetnews Recent scientific research and DNA testing has shown that today’s descendents of the biblical priesthood known as Kohanim are genetically related. Although the descendents of Aharon, the brother of Moses, have spread throughout the world over the past 3,300 years, the members of this extended family are being invited to participate in the first ‘family reunion’ held since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE. Participants...
  • Priorities NH (Communist/globalist alert)

    06/16/2006 9:53:09 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 7 replies · 269+ views
    Priorities NH ^ | Unk | Unk
    Our mission is to change America's budget priorities to reflect a national commitment to education, healthcare, energy independence, job training and deficit reduction -- at no additional taxpayer expense -- by shifting funding from obsolete Cold War and nuclear weapons New Hampshire Business Leaders Click here to join the 20 business leaders who have joined our campaign -- and here to see who already has NH Democrats endorse the Common Sense Budget Act A resolution endorsing the Common Sense Budget Act was approved without discussion by the 700 delegates at the NH Democratic Party convention at Saint Anselm College. Our...
  • A Thirst for Black Ink From Good Papers (Richard Cohen Stuck Pig Squealing Alert)

    06/14/2006 9:19:30 AM PDT · by abb · 18 replies · 605+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2006 | Richard Cohen
    The New York Times is once again under attack. This time, though, the attack is not related to its coverage of Iraq or to Jayson Blair or Judith Miller or even that ridiculous front-page piece it did on the Clintons' marriage -- an article that caused eyestrain from trying to read between the lines -- but to its stock price. Wall Street thinks it is too low. The phrase "Wall Street thinks" is a tsunamic oxymoron because Wall Street, by and large, does not think. Instead, it is ruthlessly reptilian, instinctively striving only for profits, which means money, which means...
  • Terror threat sparks Newton librarian/FBI standoff

    01/25/2006 12:05:00 PM PST · by danno3150 · 142 replies · 4,710+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 01/25/06 | Dan Atkinson
    Newton officials are calling their refusal to allow FBI agents access to library computers without a warrant during a terrorist threat last week “their finest hour.” Law enforcement officials say it’s a “nightmare.” Police rushed to the Newton Free Library after tracing a terrorist threat e-mailed to Brandeis University to a computer at the library. But requests to examine computers Jan. 18 were rebuffed by Newton library Director Kathy Glick-Weil and Mayor David Cohen on the grounds that they did not have a warrant. Cohen, defending the library’s actions, called the legal standoff one of Newton’s “finest hours.” “We showed...