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  • Condoleeza Rice could be the one (heard it from a friend of my third cousin's hairdresser)

    07/13/2016 12:30:07 PM PDT · by nesnah · 111 replies
    Just heard from a source who quoted his source in a good position to know that it will be Rice named as VP choice for GOP. For what it's worth.
  • Council Of Foreign Relations: Building a North American Community. Task Force Member HEIDI S. CRUZ

    03/08/2016 6:52:28 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 98 replies
    cfr.or ^ | May 2005 | Council on Foreign Relations Press
    Building a North American Community Chairs: John P. Manley, Pedro Aspe, and William F. Weld Vice Chairs: Thomas P. D'Aquino, Andres Rozental, President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, and Robert A. Pastor, Professor and Founding Director of the Center for North American Studies, American University Press Releases: English | French | Spanish Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations in association with the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales. North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces terrorist and criminal security threats, increased economic competition from abroad, and uneven economic development at...
  • Condoleezza Rice: I Get The Security Concerns, But The US Should Accept Refugees

    11/18/2015 10:05:12 AM PST · by bkopto · 106 replies
    TPM ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Sara Jerde
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday (in a room with a governor who said he'd refuse refugees) that she understood the concerns over the security risks, but that the United States needed to accept refugees, as reported by Rice made the remarks at the 38th annual Southeast U.S.-Japan conference, in Birmingham, Alabama, according to the publication. Among those in attendance was Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) who had released a statement Sunday that said he would not "stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way." He was one of 13 governors...
  • Condoleezza Rice, Jenny Oaks Baker perform Amazing Grace to benefit Wounded Warriors

    07/04/2015 9:30:44 AM PDT · by WillyBA · 5 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/3/2015 | William
    Former U.S. secretary of state and accomplished pianist Condoleezza Rice teamed up with Grammy-nominated concert violinist Jenny Oaks Baker to perform a wonderful rendition of Amazing Grace. Proceeds from the download at iTunes go to the Wounded Warriors Project:
  • Hillary outclassed again: How Condoleezza Rice could teach her a thing or two about charity

    A 2014 speech by Hillary Clinton to the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach shows the stark difference between the former secretary of state and the woman who preceded her, Condoleezza Rice. When Rice gave a speech at the annual luncheon for the charity in 2009, she collected a $60,000 speaking fee, and donated almost all of that fee back to the club. Hillary – naturally – was not as generous. She charged $200,000 and “donated” the entire fee to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton foundation. The cost to the Boys and Girls Club – which has an...
  • Black conservatives seek to draft Condoleezza Rice for Senate race

    02/24/2015 10:07:18 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-24-15 | Ben Kamisar
    The Black Conservatives Fund wants to draft former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for a Senate bid in 2016, as they argue she represents the GOP’s best chance to win a Senate seat in deep-blue California. The group sent out a fundraising email to supporters Tuesday morning asking for donations to encourage the former diplomat, who now teaches at Stanford University, to run for the open seat. Rice has repeatedly said she won’t run, but the latest Field Poll on the race showed she’d be a formidable candidate if she changes her mind. It found her with 49 percent of...
  • Condi backed down after Bush backed Olmert plan

    07/20/2006 2:49:24 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 95 replies · 2,292+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Wednesday July 19, 2006
    WASHINGTON — Officials said the Bush administration, after initial hesitation, has determined that the Israeli military campaign against Hizbullah was vital in the effort to reduce the threat from Iran and Syria in the Middle East. They said the administration would not pressure Israel to agree to an immediate ceasefire. Officials said Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice initially sought to halt Israel's massive retaliation against Hizbullah, which abducted two Israeli soldiers on July 12. They said Ms. Rice, in twice-a-day phone calls, pressed Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to significantly reduce the operation to prevent casualties and maintain the Lebanese...
  • Republicans criticize Rice over Iraq, Iran, Hamas

    02/15/2006 10:29:50 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 29 replies · 1,034+ views
    AP ^ | February 15 2006
    Republican senators criticized the Bush administration Wednesday over its policies in Iraq, Iran and the Palestinian territories, as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's first testimony on Capitol Hill in months exposed her to a tough grilling from some members of her own party. "I don't see, Madame Secretary, how things are getting better. I think they're getting worse in Iraq, they're getting worse in Iran," Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., told Rice as she appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Rice also had a tense exchange with moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., over the pace of progress toward Israeli-Palestinian...
  • Democrats' racial attacks 'appalling,' Rice says

    11/06/2014 8:33:02 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ben Kamisar
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday slammed Democrats who sought to use race against Republicans in the midterm elections, saying they were offensive and out of touch. “The idea that you would play such a card and try fearmongering among minorities just because you disagree with Republicans, that they are somehow all racists, I find it appalling. I find it insulting,” she said on Fox News. Rice and the show’s co-host, Brian Kilmeade, specifically mentioned the Georgia Democratic Party’s flyers that asked voters to prevent another shooting similar to that in Ferguson, Mo. “We are not race blind....
  • Condoleezza Rice Takes on Obama

    03/31/2014 5:20:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 30, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice – our last competent Secretary of State – has been aggressive in criticizing President Obama’s failed foreign policy. And she has the experience and expertise to do so with authority. While nobody really expects the clueless Obama administration or most Democrats in Congress to pay Dr. Rice any heed, the Republican Party better be listening and raise its collective voice against the dangerous path that Obama is taking this country down. Dr. Rice is particularly concerned with the “vacuum” in world leadership resulting from the Obama administration’s leading from behind policies. The vacuum is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rice Withdraws from Rutgers Commencement

    05/03/2014 5:33:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    May 3, 2014 8:11 AM EXCLUSIVE: Rice Withdraws from Rutgers Commencement By NRO Staff Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is withdrawing from the Rutgers commencement ceremony. Her invitation by the school’s board of governors had sparked protests from faculty and students, and now Rice has decided not to speak to avoid creating a distraction. In a statement to be released this morning, Rice says, Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families. Rutgers’ invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time. I am...
  • The Stupid Hounding of Condi Rice

    04/17/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | April 16,2014 | Rich Lowry
    Rice’s recent speaking gigs on college campuses and her ascension to the board of the file-sharing company Dropbox have sparked protests calling for her to be disinvited, cashiered and generally isolated and shamed --snip-- When the University of Minnesota invited her to give a lecture Thursday as part of a series marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the herd of independent minds that is the school’s faculty roused itself. Roughly 200 of them demanded that the invitation be revoked, mostly for her association with George W. Bush’s interrogation and detention policies, but also because she is unfit...
  • Cheney rips Condoleezza Rice in new documentary

    03/01/2013 11:10:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    In an upcoming documentary about the life and legacy of Dick Cheney previewed by Foreign Policy, the former vice president lashes out at former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Brooding over one issue specifically, Cheney criticizes his former colleague for overriding his recommendation to bomb a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007. "I thought [destroying the reactor] would reassert the kind of authority and influence we had back in '03 when we took down Saddam Hussein and eliminated Iraq as a potential source of WMD," Cheney says in the film, The World According to Dick Cheney. "Condi was on the...
  • Condi [Jay Nordlinger notes]

    08/30/2012 11:39:46 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/30/2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    She said that the Pennsylvania plane — you know what I mean by that — was “driven into the ground by brave citizens who died so that others might live.” Powerfully stated. “Dictators in Iran and Syria butcher their own people and threaten the security of the region; China and Russia prevent a response.” Very interesting for an ex-secretary of state to have fingered China and Russia like that. Good. Frank. And the world wonders, said Condi, “Where does America stand?” Yes, they do — and that is dangerous both for the world and for the U.S. One could elaborate,...
  • Gov. Martinez, Condi & Ryan: Change WE Can Believe In!

    08/30/2012 9:47:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-30-2102 | MOTUS
    Once again, an evening of words. And in an unusual twist for this type of thing, they were nicely combined with ideas for a CHANGE. ...from New Mexico, Susana Martinez... “We talked about many issues, like welfare, is it the way of life or hand up? Talked about size of government, how much should it tax families and small businesses? And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said, "I'll be damned. we're Republicans.'' She should have known she was a Republican though, since she’s been packin’ a 357 magnum...
  • Condoleezza Rice calls for a ‘compassionate’ immigration policy at RNC

    08/29/2012 7:34:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 160 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August. 29, 2012 | Chris Moody
    TAMPA-- Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice implored Republicans to champion a "compassionate" immigration policy in her speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday. "We must continue to welcome the world's most ambitious people to be a part of us. In that way we stay young and optimistic and determined," Rice said. "We need immigration laws that protect our borders; meet our economic needs; and yet show that we are a compassionate people."
  • Augusta National, home of the Masters, admits first female members: Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore

    08/20/2012 8:43:27 AM PDT · by mylife · 19 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/20/12 | Doug Ferguson
    NEW YORK -- For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members. The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. Both women accepted.
  • Condoleezza Rice supports selling out US Sovereignty via the Law of the Sea treaty

    07/17/2012 7:20:58 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    I post this as a differentiator. You can find plenty of information about Condi and the LOST treaty during the Bush years, but it can be common for people to do what the administration they're currently involve with wants done, despite it being counter to what they believe. Or they've had a change of opinion over time. This is not the case in Condi's case, her position is clear outside of the Bush Administration. She does not support American sovereignty. Her opinion is her own. Time to Join The Law of the Sea Treaty (May 30th 2012) BY HENRY KISSINGER,...
  • Condi: Say, thanks for thinking of me, but… (I told you so)

    07/14/2012 4:17:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | July 14, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here’s a quick pop question for you on Bastille Day. What do you call fever pitch discussions of Condi Rice as the GOP vice presidential nominee? Answer: Killing time in July.But who are you going to believe… Drudge or your own lying eyes? Condi: I’m Still Not Interested in VP SlotAn aide to Rice, who is now at Stanford University in California, said she was standing by previous statements that she was not interested in the position. “Nothing has changed,” Georgia Godfrey, Rice’s chief of staff, said in an email.Rice said in an interview with CBS News last month that...
  • Palin: Condi Rice "Would Be A Wonderful Vice President"

    07/13/2012 11:36:49 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 315 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2012
    "I think that Condoleezza Rice would be a wonderful vice president and she certainly has much more experience than our sitting president," former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) said when asked for her reaction to news that Rice is near the top of Romney's list for VP. Palin is asked by host of "On the Record" Greta van Susteren what she thought about Rice being "moderately pro-choice." Palin tells host of "On the Record" Greta van Susteren that she would prefer a pro-life vice presidential candidate, however she says ultimately the power to legislate abortion does not lie with the vice...
  • Condoleezza Rice Still Not Interested In VP Slot

    07/13/2012 8:33:53 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 15 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | 07/13/2012 | Dana Hughes
    Despite the Drudge Report's article Thursday night reporting that Condoleezza Rice is the new frontrunner to be Mitt Romney's running mate, a spokesperson for the former secretary of state tells ABC News she is still not interested in the job. In an email the spokesperson said that Rice, who is on vacation, has no plans to comment specifically on the Drudge Report article, but that all of her previous statements denying interest in being Romney's vice presidential pick "still stand." The Romney campaign has not commented on the report. Drudge has long appeared supportive of the Romney campaign and there...
  • Palin says Rice's view on abortion shouldn't disqualify her as VP

    07/13/2012 6:49:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 94 replies ^ | July 13 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    “I think that Condoleezza Rice would be a wonderful vice president,” Palin told Fox News on Thursday night. She compared Rice's past experience favorably to that of Obama. But Palin dismissed concerns over Rice's stance on the subject. “I would certainly prefer a presidential and vice presidential candidate who had that respect for all innocent precious purposeful human life,” Palin said. “We need to remember, though, that it’s not the vice president that would legislate abortion and that would be Congress’s role, and we’ll keep that in mind.”
  • First Thoughts: Condi for VP; Don't Count on It

    07/13/2012 12:00:50 PM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    MSNBC.MSN.COM ^ | 13 Jul 12
    *** Condi for VP? Don’t bet on it: Well, we learned last night that the Drudge Report -- with its close ties to the Romney campaign -- still has the power to change the subject, at least for several hours. Its provocative headline: “Romney narrows VP choices; Condi emerges as front-runner.” But if you believe that Rice (who has never held elective office, who is closely tied to George W. Bush’s unpopular foreign-policy decisions, and who supports abortion rights) is going to be Romney’s VP pick, we have some oceanfront property in Nebraska to sell you. In fact, this tweet...
  • The Speech That Landed Condi On Romney's List (Storm DC)

    07/13/2012 10:52:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 7/13/12 | McKay Coppins
    8:27am EDT With The Drudge Report driving speculation that Condoleezza Rice is now a leading contender in the Republican veepstakes, campaign surrogates and supporters say Rice electrified Mitt Romney's circle last month with a speech she delivered at the candidate's closed-door June fundraising retreat in Park City. Rice's forceful and surprisingly partisan 13-minute address — audio of which has been obtained by BuzzFeed — won her two standing ovations from the gathering of big-money donors and GOP elite. It was widely considered the highlight of the weekend, several people present told BuzzFeed.

    07/12/2012 4:37:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 435 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012
    **Exclusive** Late Thursday evening, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign launched a new fundraising drive, 'Meet The VP' -- just as Romney himself has narrowed the field of candidates to a handful, sources reveal. And a surprise name is now near the top of the list: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice! The timing of the announcement is now set for 'coming weeks'. MORE It was Condi who received two standing ovations at Romney's Utah retreat a few weeks ago, and everyone left with her name on their lips. Rice made an extended argument for American leadership in the world.
  • Van Jones: Romney Should Pick Condi Rice as VP and 'Watch the Obama Campaign Go Crazy'

    07/12/2012 8:00:18 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 70 replies
    When the Roundtable discussion on ABC's This Week Sunday predictably turned to who Mitt Romney should pick as his running mate if he seals the Republican presidential nomination, former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones made an interesting observation. "You want to do something bold, put Condoleezza Rice on the ticket and watch the Obama campaign go crazy" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Report: Condi Rice front-runner for Romney veep pick

    07/12/2012 7:57:31 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has emerged as a front-runner for Mitt Romney's vice presidential nomination, according to a report Thursday by the Drudge Report. ..... < snip > ..... But during that same interview, Rice downplayed speculation that she would be chosen as Romney's running mate. I didn't run for student council president. I don't see myself in any way in elective office, Rice told CBS This Morning on Tuesday. The former Secretary of State said the Republican candidate had a deep bench of more willing candidates to choose from. I'm saying there is no way I will...
  • Mark Levin: Picking Condi Rice for VP is bad politics and a bad idea (video at link)

    07/12/2012 7:25:43 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 45 replies
    Mark Levin tells Romney to stop playing it safe and to “pick a damn conservative”, that Condi Rice for VP is a bad idea because we’d be defending Bush policies and Bain Capital all the way to November. He says we have a great conservative bench the he can pull from and that’s exactly what he should do.
  • Drudge Headline Only: Romney Narrows VP Choices, Surprise Name Emerges as Frontrunner

    07/12/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 262 replies

    07/12/2012 4:56:44 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 96 replies
    Drudge ^ | 07/12/2012 | Drudge Exclusive
    **Exclusive** Late Thursday evening, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign launched a new fundraising drive, 'Meet The VP' -- just as Romney himself has narrowed the field of candidates to a handful, sources reveal. And a surprise name is now near the top of the list: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice! The timing of the announcement is now set for 'coming weeks'. MORE
  • Condoleezza Rice endorses Mitt Romney

    05/30/2012 7:03:05 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/30 | Rachel Weiner
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will endorse former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney Wednesday night, a source close to the Republican’s presidential campaign confirmed to the Fix. Rice will throw her formal endorsement behind Romney in California, where he is attending fundraisers in the San Francisco area. Since leaving government, Rice has been teaching political science at Stanford University.
  • Stephens: Anyone But Condi

    05/02/2012 6:34:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 30, 2012, 7:24 p.m. ET | BRET STEPHENS
    <p>Did you loathe and detest the Bush administration? If so, you'd probably say its ideas were horrible and their execution worse. Did you not loathe and detest the Bush administration? In that case, you might say its ideas were pretty good—only the execution often left something to be desired.</p>
  • Poll: Condi Rice tops GOP VP list

    04/22/2012 12:14:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | April 19.2012 | Darius Dixon
    Republicans are increasingly falling in behind Mitt Romney's White House run, but they haven't got a clue who he should add to the ticket, a CNN/ORC International survey says. Condoleezza Rice tops the vice presidential wish list among Republicans and right-leaning independents, according to the poll Wednesday. Twenty-six percent of those polled backed the former national security adviser and secretary of state under George W. Bush as Romney's No. 2.
  • Newt Gingrich visits the Hoover Institution

    02/15/2012 4:51:52 PM PST · by red flanker · 11 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | February 15, 2012 | Hoover Institution
    Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and current Republican presidential primary candidate, visited the Hoover Institution on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, for a series of meetings with Hoover fellows to discuss a broad range of issues, from health care to current economic conditions in the United States and abroad to national security. Gingrich asked for and received fellows’ assessments of the problems associated with these issues and the fellows’ suggestions for solutions. Among those participating in the meetings were Hoover Institution director John Raisian; former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz; former members of the President’s Council...
  • Condoleezza Rice For VP?--Think Again!

    12/19/2011 7:20:31 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 19 replies
    [This post originally published Jan. 2008-but the establishment is floating Condi for VP again.--No thanks!]If anything, the Secretary of State should resign!Aside from the fact that Condi Rice is somewhat liberal on abortion, she most certainly has not been a real supporter of our ally Israel. In fact, she does her level best to undermine Israel. Always presurring Israel to make concessions on this or that . Frank Gaffney is right. Condoleezza Rice behaves like a zealot. I go it one further and say she behaves like a pro-islamic palestinian zealot. She and President Bush have been busy spending $millions in...
  • One president, please, with a side of Rice (Condoleezza could accept VP nod)

    12/19/2011 5:08:49 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, December 18, 2011 | Joseph Curl
    "America’s first black female secretary of state is quietly positioning herself to be the top choice of the eventual Republican presidential nominee, ready to deliver bona fide foreign-policy credentials lacking among the candidates. The 56-year-old has recently raised her profile, releasing her memoir in November and embarking on a monthlong book tour."
  • Deal That Died Almost Brought Mideast Peace

    10/25/2011 5:41:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 25, 2011 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    To the catalog of missed opportunities for peace in the Middle East, we can add a tantalizing if also depressing chapter: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's secret offer in 2008 to create a Palestinian state that would feature international control of holy sites in a divided Jerusalem — a concession many Israelis have said was impossible. Condoleezza Rice discusses the Olmert proposal in her new memoir, "No Higher Honor." She writes that as she listened to Olmert's plan during a May 2008 visit to Israel, she asked herself (and the emphatic italics are hers in the text): "Am I really...
  • Two new books go inside the lives of Condi Rice and Steve Jobs

    10/24/2011 5:07:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 24, 2011 | Andrew Malcom Political News & Commentary
    Two new books just out you're going to hear a lot about in coming days. Both go inside the little-known lives of two public personalities: First, Condoleeza Rice's "No Higher Honor," the long-awaited memoir of her years in Washington working for President George W. Bush, whose administration has generated a mini-industry of book publishing the last year or so. "Decision Points." Second, "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson. It's an authorized biography rushed into print following the Oct. 5 cancer death of the icon inventor. Rice is talking about the book on her new Twitter account here. And Newsweek/The Daily Beast...
  • In Memoir, Rice Tells of Clashes With Cheney

    10/22/2011 4:56:08 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 60 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10-22-11 | Peter Baker
    *snip* First as national security adviser and later as secretary of state, Ms. Rice often argued against the hard-line approach that Mr. Cheney and others advanced. The vice president’s staff was “very much of one ultra-hawkish mind,” she writes, adding that the most intense confrontation between her and Mr. Cheney came when she argued that terrorism suspects could not be “disappeared” as in some authoritarian states. In November 2001, she writes, she went to President George W. Bush upon learning that he had issued an order prepared by the White House counsel, Alberto R. Gonzales, authorizing military commissions without telling...
  • Exclusive: Condoleezza Rice fires back at Cheney memoir

    08/31/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 75 replies
    Rooters ^ | Aug 31, 2011 | By Arshad Mohammed
    (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday she resented what she viewed as an attack on her integrity by former Vice President Dick Cheney in his just-published memoir. Speaking in an interview with Reuters, Rice rejected Cheney's contention that she misled President George W. Bush about nuclear diplomacy with North Korea.
  • Statue of Ronald Reagan unveiled in London

    07/04/2011 6:38:44 AM PDT · by quantim · 17 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jul 4, 9:10 AM EDT
    LONDON (AP) -- Ronald Reagan was hailed as "a great American hero" Monday as his admirers unveiled a 10-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) statue of the former U.S. president near the American embassy in London. Condoleezza Rice, national security adviser and secretary of state in President George W. Bush's administration, joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague at the morning ceremony in Grosvenor Square. "Statues bring us to face to face with our heroes long after they are gone," Hague said "Ronald Reagan is without question a great American hero; one of America's finest sons, and a giant of 20th-century history. You may be...
  • Will Maggie make it? Frail Iron Lady 'determined' to attend Reagan statue unveiling...

    07/02/2011 4:40:08 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 2nd July 2011 | Mark Duell
    He was the former actor loved and loathed for fighting the unions and championing 'Reaganomics'. . But all eyes in London on Monday are more likely to be on former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher than Ronald Reagan’s new $800,000 (Ł500,000) statue. The frail Iron Lady, who rarely appears in public, is ‘determined’ to attend the unveiling with around 2,000 people on Independence Day. Baroness Thatcher, 85, declined an invitation to April’s Royal Wedding and could not attend her 85th birthday party last October because she had flu. But her crucial partnership with Mr Reagan, who died in 2004, is...
  • Mitch would pick Condi as veep if he runs? (DRUDGE TITLE)

    05/13/2011 1:29:43 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 105 replies ^ | May 13, 2011 | Erin McPike
    Getting to Yes for Mitch and Cheri Daniels INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Indiana Republican Party found itself in a bind this spring, unable to lock down a high-profile keynote speaker for its big annual fundraising dinner, it was Gov. Mitch Daniels himself who came up with the solution: He'd get his wife, Cheri, to do it. It was a bold move, considering that she had never given a high-profile speech before and generally has been reluctant to step onto the political stage. At the same time, her husband has been pondering a 2012 presidential bid (pondering it for the better...
  • Getting to Yes for Mitch and Cheri Daniels (If he runs, Gov. Daniels wants Condi Rice to be his VP)

    05/13/2011 11:14:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 05/13/2011 | Erin McPike
    INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Indiana Republican Party found itself in a bind this spring, unable to lock down a high-profile keynote speaker for its big annual fundraising dinner, it was Gov. Mitch Daniels himself who came up with the solution: He'd get his wife, Cheri, to do it. It was a bold move, considering that she had never given a high-profile speech before and generally has been reluctant to step onto the political stage. At the same time, her husband has been pondering a 2012 presidential bid (pondering it for the better part of 18 months, in fact) and the...
  • Video: Condi Rice and Lawrence O’Donnell argue about Iraq for 12 minutes

    05/06/2011 7:21:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | May 6,2011 | Allahpundit
    I’m tempted to accuse O’D of trying to build Olby-esque cred with MSNBC’s viewers by being so confrontational with one of Bush’s lieutenants, but that would be unfair. The hallmark of “Countdown” was avoiding confrontation; only the three cameras arrayed around Olby’s desk knew what it was like to receive the “sir” treatment face to face. Credit to O’Donnell for being willing to sit down with her, at least. It was a, er, gutsy call. If you’re thinking you’d rather pass on the umpteen-thousandth Iraq war debate in which neither party has a remote chance of convincing the other, think...
  • Condoleeza Rice Enters The Lion's Den

    05/06/2011 7:33:27 AM PDT · by Ron H. · 28 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | May 6, 2011 | Interview
    Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice more than holds her own against Lawrence O'Donnell in an 11 minute sit down interview on the reasons for going to war in Iraq and the WoT. She artfully schools Lawrence on how this interview was going to be conducted. He kept trying to hi-jack the interview as usual and she wouldn't let him. She effectively tamed him and was able to maintain her objective. The woman is simply awesome and dynamic. It's always good to see someone put O'Donnell in his place from time to time, to cut him down to size by...
  • Condoleezza Rice fires back at ‘grumpy’ Donald Rumsfeld

    04/28/2011 9:01:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/28/11 | Rachel Rose Hartman - The Ticket
    There's no love lost between former colleagues Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld. In a question and answer session for the New York Times Magazine, former Secretary of State Rice is breaking her silence about the criticisms former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld made about her in his new book, "Known and Unknown." Rice was asked to comment on Rumsfeld's assertion that she "almost never wanted" to dissent with President George W. Bush. She replied about Rumsfeld: "He doesn't know what he's talking about." "I don't think he was ever in the room with the president and me when I would follow the...
  • Football-playing beau [Gene Washington] for Condoleezza [Rice]?

    06/06/2003 9:23:58 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 39 replies · 19,344+ views
    Times of India ^ | 6-1-03 | Times of India
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    11/29/2010 2:34:39 AM PST · by paudio · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | 11.24.10 | Carolyn Leddy
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