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  • Condoleezza Rice: NFL commissioner?

    09/09/2014 8:11:51 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 09, 2014, 11:02 am | By Judy Kurtz
    Support is growing for former secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to take over as NFL commissioner following criticism of how the league handled the punishment of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice. The Ravens swiftly canceled Rice’s five-year contract and the NFL suspended him indefinitely on Tuesday, one day after video surfaced on TMZ.com showing the running back striking his now-wife in an Atlantic City, N.J., elevator. Before the video was made public, Rice had been suspended by the league for two games. The current NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, later called the original punishment a mistake, writing in a letter...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Condi Rice Should Run for President

    05/20/2014 8:16:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 May 2014 | By Drew MacKenzie
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham got a roar of approval when he told a crowd that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice should run for president. The crowd of 1,000 people at a campaign event on Monday — more than half of them rising to their feet — cheered and clapped when the South Carolina senator suggested that Rice join the 2016 GOP race for the White House, The State reported. At the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C., Rice quickly turned down the notion, although the reception she received showed that she’s still highly regarded by rank-and-file Republicans.
  • Awful! Bob Beckel Says Condi Rice Is Not Authentic Black Person

    05/19/2014 7:32:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 81 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 05/19/2014 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News leftist Bob Beckel had the nerve today to describe Condi Rice as not an authentic black person. Beckel made the comments today on The Five: “Let’s also keep in mind, she grew up in a middle class black family. And we’re talking here about people in the inner city. I’m not sure Condoleezza Rice is the person I would necessarily turn to as a symbol for these people who live in the ghetto.”
  • 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...
  • Students Demand Arrest of Condi Rice for War Crimes

    04/16/2014 7:31:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    April 16, 2014 9:38 AM Students Demand Arrest of Condi Rice for War Crimes By Nathan Harden Self-proclaimed “radical” students at the University of Minnesota are demanding that campus police arrest Condoleezza Rice when she visits campus for a guest lecture tomorrow. Members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at UofM accuse the former Secretary of State of “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.” Julianne Stanford reports the details in her feature story today at The College Fix. According to Stanford, students published an open-letter calling for Rice’s arrest. “The letter goes on to offer a physical description of...
  • Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership

    03/27/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 27, 2014 | Steven F. Hayes
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama’s ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world.
  • Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership

    03/27/2014 12:57:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/27/14 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama’s ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world. Rice “Right now, there’s a vacuum,” she told a crowd of more than two thousand attending the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner last night in Washington, D.C. “There’s a vacuum because we’ve decided to lower our voice. We’ve decided to step back. We’ve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum.” Citing Bashar...
  • Juan Williams: Treatment of Condi Rice by Rutgers a hateful liberal double standard

    03/07/2014 9:28:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The rejection of Condoleezza Rice as a commencement speaker at Rutgers by its faculty council won’t surprise many Hot Air readers. It doesn’t surprise Fox News commentator and generally liberal Juan Williams, but he’s not shrugging it off, either. Williams, who has written about the shocking treatment of black conservatives by his supposedly enlightened liberal brethren, makes sure to note this episode as yet another marker in a long arc of hatred and bigotry against African-Americans who dare to challenge liberal orthodoxy — even Juan Williams himself: There is a disgraceful double standard amongst liberals, particularly those in academia, in...
  • 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...
  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 60 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regimeÂ’s chemical weapons and whether SyriaÂ’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after AssadÂ’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on SyriaÂ’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after IsraelÂ’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...
  • Condoleezza Rice Hired to Contribute to CBS News

    01/20/2013 6:43:14 PM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Condoleezza Rice has been hired as a new regular contributor to CBS News, The New York Times reports. CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes made the appointment. Rice, who served under President George W. Bush as national security advisor from 2001 to 2005 and secretary of state from 2005 to 2009, is expected to comment regularly on national and international issues.
  • Condoleezza Rice: A star is born?

    08/30/2012 9:58:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/30/2012 | Rick Moran
    Recall there was a mini-boomlet for Rice when Romney was mulling his choices for vice president. At that time, it was gently pointed out that Ms. Rice, a remarkably intelligent and capable woman, had no experience in electoral politics.After watching her excellent speech last night, I wonder if that isn't about to change.Wall Street Journal: In a clear highlight of the evening, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave a moving address to delegates at the Republican convention, broadly criticizing President Barack Obama's record without ever mentioning him by name.She made the case for the U.S. to continue to...
  • 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."
  • Rice: 'American Strength Begins At Home' (Matthews prompts Mitchell to ask "birther" questions)

    08/29/2012 9:23:04 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2012 | Condi Rice
    Transcript @3:15: "This is Chris Matthews. Andrea, could you ask the secretary...her speech was so overpoweringly positive...was it kind of a rejoinder to all of the birtherism and the narrowness that she has heard in her party?" @5:15 (Andrea)"Do you feel that there has been a very troubling question of race and of prejudice in this campaign by the birther movement and those who espouse it?" (Condi) "The birther movement is an extreme and there are extremes on both sides of the political spectrum. The great majority of the people here and the great majority of people in America believe...
  • Protesters try to arrest Condoleezza Rice at RNC event (Code Pink)

    08/28/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    TAMPA, Fla. — Police in Tampa stopped a dozen anti-war protesters from entering an event attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the group said it intended to arrest her for war crimes. The protesters from Code Pink carried handcuffs Tuesday and tried to enter a performing arts center. Rice was attending an event in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. They said they wanted to make a citizen's arrest of Rice. She was George W. Bush's National Security Adviser when the Iraq War started in 2003. Officers told protesters to leave because they were on private property...
  • The Nation: Condoleezza Rice Is Wrong Kind of Female to Break Gender Barrier at Augusta National

    08/21/2012 2:08:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | 08/21/2012 | Matt Welch
    The Nation magazine used to think that getting the Augusta National Golf Club (that atavistic private institution in Georgia that hosts the prestigious Masters tournament each year) to open its membership to women was at least a moderately big deal. In 2002, Eric Alterman in those pages ridiculed what he called were the club's "Cro-Magnon men-only admissions policies," the controversies over which were "aptly described by the Toronto Star's Antonia Zerbisias as 'a dust-up over how a rich white man's club won't let rich white women join, and how CBS still plans to showcase the course when it hosts the...
  • Augusta National adds first two female members

    08/20/2012 8:25:51 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 53 replies
    PGA ^ | August 20, 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>Condoleezza Rice, here with PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem at the Masters in 2009, was also recently appointed to the USGA's nominating committee.</p> <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.</p>
  • Augusta National Admits 1st Woman ... Condoleezza Rice!!

    08/20/2012 10:20:03 AM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 8/20/12
    For the first time EVER, the Augusta National Golf Club -- home of The Masters -- has admitted a woman as a member ... and the honor went to Condoleezza Rice!! Augusta -- located in Georgia -- had been a woman-free zone since it opened for business in 1933 ... and only started allowing black men into the club in 1990. Seriously, 1990. But this morning Augusta announced it had invited the former Secretary of State, along with South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore, to join the club. Rice is an avid golfer. Guess they'll have to build a new locker...
  • Huckabee, McCain, Condi to headline GOP convention

    08/06/2012 8:37:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2012 | Rick Moran
    It appears that the GOP convention will feature a lot of Republican governors as speakers. This is in keeping with Romney's campaign which is selling the candidate as a competent, experienced leader willing to deal with the other side to solve our problems. But I will guarantee you it won't sell with a lot of the conservative base. Tampa Bay Times: _________________________ Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among seven headline speakers announced today for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The first look at featured speakers also includes South Carolina...
  • Condi: Say, thanks for thinking of me, but… (I told you so)

    07/14/2012 4:17:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Why It Will Be Condi Rice

    07/14/2012 4:13:04 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-13-12 | Charles Johnson
    *snip* Now, the tactics. It is clear that Rice, despite protestations to the contrary, has political aspirations. She is on the lecture circuit and spoke at my alma mater—Claremont McKenna’s Res Publica Society. This is the same program that brought Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and Mitt Romney. There was a meeting beforehand with top fundraisers at Claremont. Rice has also written two books post-Bush office, but unlike others, notably Rumsfeld and Cheney, the books reveal precious little, indicative that she is not yet finished in the public eye. They discuss her historic life...
  • Mark Levin Says No to Condi Rice as VP; " Pick a damn conservative" (VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT)

    07/13/2012 1:34:45 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 32 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 7, 2012 | Mark Levin
    Didn't they say throughout the Republican primary we had a nominee Romney because he's the only one who could win? Why am I the only one remembers that? And these polls, don't they make you nervous right now? The economy's on its back. Romney's running against a true loser who has nothing to offer the country, literally nothing. So he's a propagandist. So far the Romney team has not been able to cut through it and then you get this John Sununu -- who gave us Souter for all those years -- walking around like he some kind of smart...
  • Rice on June 26 on Becoming Romney's VP: 'I’m Saying There Is No Way That I Will Do This'

    07/13/2012 1:39:38 PM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/13/12 | Melanie Hunter
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reportedly been mentioned as front-running candidate to become Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, but Rice told “CBS This Morning” last month that there was “no way” she would run for vice president. On June 26, “CBS This Morning” host Charlie Rose asked Rice, “Let me bring this back full circle to politics we started at the retreat. Because of your speech, there has been some groundswell of enthusiasm about the possibility because of your experience, because of your sense of resonance with America that you might be the ideal...
  • 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...
  • Rice: ‘No Way’ I’ll Be Romney’s Running Mate (Flashback)

    07/13/2012 9:41:50 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 44 replies
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reportedly been mentioned as strong a contender for GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate, but Rice told “CBS This Morning” last month that there was “no way” she would run for vice president...
  • Robert Costa: No Condi.

    07/13/2012 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 07/13/2012
    Robert Costa on Twitter: Top Romney source tells me “no Condi.” More: Romney wants someone more comfortable in ‘attack dog’ mode.
  • Romney-Rice?

    07/12/2012 7:54:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11:10 AM, Jul 6, 2012 | By WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Erin McPike's "close examination of the [Romney] campaign's activity" at RealClearPolitics suggests four leading contenders for Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick—former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, Ohio senator Rob Portman, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal. McPike's article is an intelligent explanation of why these men seem to be leading the pack, with New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, and Florida senator Marco Rubio as long shots.
  • 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...
  • Anyone But Condi (A review of her record and why she would be an unwise choice for VP)

    07/12/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/30/2012 | Brett Stephens
    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. Now the person who did much of the executing tops a list of names to be Mitt Romney's running mate. A mid-April CNN poll finds that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has unmatched name recognition and a favorable rating of 80% among GOP voters. She's also the person Republicans would...
  • Drudge Headline Only: Romney Narrows VP Choices, Surprise Name Emerges as Frontrunner

    07/12/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 262 replies
    ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; SURPRISE NAME EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
  • Drudge Exclusive: ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER

    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.
  • 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.
  • CNN Poll: Republicans Divided On VP Choice [Condoleezza and Santorum Top List]

    04/18/2012 10:37:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | April 18, 2012
    CNN Poll: Republicans Divided On VP Choice Washington (CNN) - Who should Mitt Romney choose as his running mate? According to a new national poll, there's no consensus among Republicans. But a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday does indicate there's an ideological split that could put pressure on Romney, the all but certain GOP presidential nominee, as he tries to make his decision. Full results (PDF) – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker The poll asked Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP to choose from eight names who could be among the two dozen or so potential running...
  • 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...
  • Condi reveals the moment she thought President Bush had been lethally poisoned after 9/11

    11/01/2011 6:49:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Lydia Warren
    Condoleezza Rice has revealed the moment she thought that she and President George W. Bush had suffered deadly botulism poisoning. In her new book, the former secretary of state reveals that in the weeks following 9/11, there were scares over smallpox and radioactive attacks on Washington – and a potential poisonous toxin attack on the White House. She was on a trip to a summit meeting in China with Bush when former-Vice President Dick Cheney delivered the blow via a secure video conference line. In an interview with ABC News, Ms Rice explained: ‘The vice president came on the screen...
  • 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...
  • Condoleezza Rice in new book: Gadhafi depicted me as 'African Flower'

    10/22/2011 12:21:51 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 21, 2011 | Staff
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says in her new book that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed Thursday, once played her a video montage of herself set to a tune called “African Flower in the White House,” the Daily Beast reports. “It was weird, but at least it wasn’t raunchy,” Rice says in an exclusive excerpt from her book obtained by the Daily Beast. Rice' s trip to Libya attracted considerable attention from the media (In a CNN interview afterward, she called it an "extraordinary moment."). Not only was it the first visit by a U.S. secretary of...
  • Col Gaddafi killed: Condoleezza Rice recounts his 'eerie obsession' with her

    10/21/2011 4:24:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/21/11
    Col Gaddafi killed: Condoleezza Rice recounts his 'eerie obsession' with her Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had a "slightly eerie obsession" with Condoleezza Rice, describing her as his "African Princess," the ex-US secretary of state said in an excerpt from her memoirs published on Thursday. 12:53AM BST 21 Oct 2011 The late Libyan leader met Ms Rice in the oil-rich north African country in September 2008, a historic meeting that signalled the once pariah state's return to the diplomatic table after decades of isolation. Ms Rice, unlike ex-British prime minister Tony Blair, declined to meet Gaddafi in his infamous tent, opting instead...
  • 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...
  • I’m 63, and I’m Tired (Heads Up!)

    06/02/2011 8:35:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 109 replies · 1+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | March 20, 2010 | Robert A. Hall
    I'm 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired. I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to...
  • 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...
  • Osama Bin Laden Dead: Condoleezza Rice Weighs

    05/03/2011 12:28:31 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 3, 2011 | George Steponallofus
    George interviews Condi on Good Morning America: http://www.hulu.com/watch/237911/abc-good-morning-america-osama-bin-laden-dead-condoleezza-rice-weighs-in#s-p1-so-i0
  • GOP official apologizes for Obama chimp email (bla, bla, bla)

    04/19/2011 3:52:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    msnbc ^ | 4/19/2011 | ap
    A California Republican official who sent out an e-mail picturing President Barack Obama's face on the body of a baby chimpanzee issued an apology late Monday after a weekend of criticism that ended with a strongly worded public rebuke from the local Republican Party chairman, who also called for an ethics investigation into the incident. Marilyn Davenport, a 74-year-old elected member of the Orange County Republican Central Committee, sent an email Monday afternoon asking for forgiveness for her "unwise behavior," just before the local Republican committee met for its monthly summit at a hotel in Irvine. The email sent on...