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  • Conway and Beshear's split on appeal decision causes strong emotions

    03/04/2014 9:22:57 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/4/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Other Kentuckians appeared just as divided as the attorney general and governor were on the handling of whether to appeal a federal judge’s ruling overturning Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage. State Auditor Adam Edelen, who formerly worked as Gov. Steve Beshear’s chief of staff, said Tuesday he wasn’t sure of the reasoning behind Beshear’s decision to appeal U.S. District Judge John Heyburn’s ruling last week. “I think he’s concerned about what the new system would look like and its just one I disagree with,” Edelen said. “I think the better approach was to let this go. He has chosen to...
  • Conway won't appeal Judge Heyburn's ruling on same-sex marriage, but Beshear will

    03/04/2014 9:16:31 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/4/2014 | Nick Storm
    In an emotional statement, Attorney General Jack Conway told reporters Tuesday that he will not appeal U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn’s ruling that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states. But moments after Conway announced his decision, Gov. Steve Beshear said he will appeal the ruling. “General Conway has advised me that he will no longer represent the Commonwealth in Bourke vs. Beshear. The State will hire other counsel to represent it in this case, and will appeal Judge Heyburn’s decision to the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and ask the court to enter a stay...
  • Santee Cooper to Close Conway (SC) Plant

    10/20/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT · by hcmama · 22 replies
    The Sun News ^ | October 20, 2012 | Steve Jones
    CONWAY -- The board of directors of Santee Cooper decided Friday that the company will not reopen its Grainger generating plant in Conway. The plant was one of two directors decided to permanently close because of the cost the company would face to make them compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Mercury and Air Toxins Standard for air emissions. The other facility slated to close was the Jefferies coal and oil generating units in Moncks Corner. That plant’s hydroelectric generating station will continue to operate. Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/10/19/3123526/santee-cooper-to-close-conway.html#storylink=cpy
  • Friday Interview: Poor Economy Thrashes Young Adults (Paul Conway @ Generation Opportunity)

    10/06/2012 6:22:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Friday Interview: Poor Economy Thrashes Young AdultsGeneration Opportunity president documents impact on those 18 to 29 By CJ Staff Oct. 5th, 2012 RALEIGH — Young adults largely supported Barack Obama’s message of hope and change during his 2008 presidential campaign. Now, four years later, many young people are struggling with the impact of the nation’s economic changes. Paul Conway, former chief of staff for both the U.S. Department of Labor and Office of Personnel Management, is president of the group Generation Opportunity. Conway described his group’s work with young adults during an interview with Mitch Kokai for Carolina Journal Radio....
  • Tim Conway Jr on KFI - WHAT THE HELL DID JESSE JACKSON SAY?

    09/27/2012 7:52:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    kfi ^ | 9-27-12
    CONWAY JR SHOW If you have never heard Tim do "What the Hell Did Jesse Jackson Say" on Thursdays nights on KFI, you are in for a treat.
  • Kilo Co 3/1 Haditha Marines

    07/15/2011 10:06:38 AM PDT · by polarbear1605 · 13 replies
    Defend Our Marines.Com ^ | July 13, 2011 | Bob Weimann
    Sins of the Generals: Indefinite Delay From the North County Times: “Wuterich Trial Postponed Indefinitely” by Mark Walker http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/military/article_4d980698-b22a-5373-b615-d0f1abe38673.html Not much of an article there Mr. Walker. For example, there is no explanation of the descriptor “Indefinitely”. Where is the rest of the story? …as they say.
  • 8pm Pacific Time, TIM CONWAY JR. on KFI: What the hell did Jesse Jackson say?

    05/26/2011 7:46:08 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    kfi ^ | 5-26-11
    Thursday nights at 8pm on KFI in Los Angeles is great fun. Tim Conway Jr. does WHAT THE HELL DID JESSE JACKSON SAY? He plays short clip of the blubbering Jackson, and callers as well as Twitter followers try to guess what Jackson said. WHAT THE HELL DID JESSE JACKSON SAY ON KFI
  • Woman stomped outside Conway-Paul debate (Paulist vs MoveOn)

    10/25/2010 9:33:39 PM PDT · by tlb · 56 replies
    WDRB Fox41 ^ | Oct 25, 2010 | staff
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Outside the Conway-Paul debate, a Rand Paul supporter pulled the woman's blonde wig off and stomped on her head. She was representing the liberal organization MoveOn.org and claimed to be presenting Paul with an award from RepubliCorp. That's a group created by MoveOn.org that focuses on what it calls the merger between corporate America and the Republican Party. "I'm here to present Rand Paul with the 'Employee of the Month' award, however his supporters were not very nice to me and my message which is same as everyone else. I got my head stepped...
  • Jack Conway Snaps At Reporter As His Desperate Attack Ad Backfires In Kentucky (KY Sen. Race)

    10/25/2010 8:31:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/25/2010 | NRSC Video
    Jack Conway Snaps At Reporter As His Desperate Attack Ad Backfires In Kentucky Video
  • Illegal Aliens Campaign For Jack Conway In Kentucky

    10/24/2010 3:12:03 PM PDT · by csd · 15 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | October 24, 2010 | CapitalistBanner
    Illegal immigrants and supporters of the “Dream Act” have invaded Kentucky to go door-to-door for pro-amnesty Senate candidate Jack Conway! Meet Jose Franco, proud illegal immigrant and pro-amnesty activist. Jose proudly states he is “undocumented and unafraid” on his twitter account as he claims to be “Rand Paul sign hunting” in Kentucky! Thats right, an illegal alien is stealing Rand Paul signs in Kentucky on behalf of the highest law enforcement officer in the state – attorney general Jack Conway. But Jose is not alone! Meet Rigo P, an undocumented illegal alien and proud Dream Act activist. Ironically Rigo notes...
  • Editors of The Courier-Journal Do Not Get the Public Mainstream

    10/24/2010 10:05:25 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/24/10 | Rob Binsrick
    In the most predictable act in an otherwise completely unpredictable election cycle, the liberal editors of Louisville's The Courier-Journal (CJ) newspaper have decided to "enthusiastically endorse" (to use their words) Jack Conway for election to the U.S. Senate. Conway is running against Republican candidate Dr. Rand Paul for the Senate seat currently held by the retiring Jim Bunning. The CJ editors concluded their enthusiastic endorsement for Conway with these closing statements: "Kentuckians should not gamble on a candidate far out of the political mainstream. The should send Mr. Conway to the Senate." From those statements it is clear that the...
  • Jack Conway may have tipped brother off about drug investigation

    10/23/2010 12:14:00 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-23-10 | Alex Pappas
    Jack Conway, the Democratic attorney general of Kentucky who is running for U.S. Senate, says he was not involved in a recent criminal investigation that led to no charges being filed against his brother for drug trafficking. But it appears he — along with other law enforcement officials — tipped his brother off about the investigation. The campaign made a statement distancing Conway from his brother’s investigation in a Saturday story in Louisville’s Courier-Journal. The
  • Colors passed, Gen. James Amos becomes 35th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

    10/22/2010 1:55:42 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 22 October 2010 | Kevin Baron
    WASHINGTON – Gen. James Amos became the 35th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps on Friday, taking command of a force that has roughly 20,000 Marines deployed at war in southern Afghanistan while at the same time is being tasked to question its own future by civilian defense leaders. "If I said I was about to jump out of my skin, it would be an understatement," Amos said eagerly, as soon as he took the microphone. Amos, who served as Vice Commandant, commanded II Marine Expeditionary Force and an aviation wing in Iraq. He is the first naval aviator to...
  • Kentucky Poll shows Paul with 5-point lead over Conway

    10/21/2010 6:52:34 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 7 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/21/2010 | Jack Brammer and Bill Estep
    With less than two weeks to go before the Nov. 2 election, Republican Rand Paul holds a slim lead over Democrat Jack Conway in their race for the U.S. Senate, a new Kentucky Poll shows. Paul, a favorite of the Tea Party movement whose campaign has focused on limited government, holds a 5 point lead over Conway among likely voters — 48 percent to 43 percent, with 9 percent undecided. “That’s not a great majority of a lead for Paul but I believe it’s almost impossible for a conservative Republican to lose in Kentucky this year,” said national political analyst...
  • Rand Paul refuses to shake hands with opponent Conway after debate (bad reporting)

    10/18/2010 6:00:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Jack Brammer
    LOUISVILLE — A debate filled with unabashed personal attacks concluded Sunday night with Republican Rand Paul briskly brushing past Democrat Jack Conway, refusing to shake the hand of an opponent who raised questions about his religious beliefs.
  • Rand Paul Refuses to Shake Hands with Democrat Jack Conway in Response to Venomous Attack Ad – Video

    10/18/2010 5:50:29 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 18, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul flatly saying he would refuse to shake hands with Democrat opponent Jack Conway at the end of their debate yesterday, because of Conway’s venomous attack ad that called into question Paul’s belief in the Bible and genuineness of his Christian faith. The ad bases the attacks on unsubstantiated allegations against Paul from his college days, all of which Paul denies. “I will not shake hands with someone who attacks my religion, and attacks my Christian beliefs.”It shows just how desperate Jack Conway is that he would run an ad like...
  • Rand Paul's New Ad (Hilarious)

    10/12/2010 12:43:03 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/12/10 | Rand Paul
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOHjiGAdATg&feature=player_embedded
  • Great Rand Paul Ad: Jack Conway's Stamp of Approval by Obama

    10/07/2010 8:32:42 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 14 replies
    You Tube via Rand Paul for US Senate ^ | October 7, 2010 | steelers6
    Thought it a great ad.
  • Tim Conway Jr. KFI 640 in Los Angeles - "Gloria Allred exposing client to legal jeopardy"

    09/30/2010 10:11:14 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 61 replies
    KFI in Los Angeles ^ | 9-30-10 | dfu on Tim Conway Jr. comments
    Tim Conway made a great point tonight on his show that was confirmed by a trial attorney. In her attempt to use the illegal alien nanny to get Meg Whitman, Allred has opened her client to legal jeopardy. If Allred wanted to get back pay for the illegal alien, she should have negotiated that behind the scenes with Whitman's legal counsel. Instead, Allred went public for her own purposes. She will not answer the question about false documents -- drivers license and social security card, because those are felonies. No one would have known about those felonies, or at least...
  • NRSC Launches New Ad In Kentucky Senate Race: “Jockey Jack”

    09/14/2010 4:46:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    NRSC ^ | Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 05:09 PM
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) launched its first independent expenditure advertisement of the 2010 midterm election cycle today in Kentucky, entitled “Jockey Jack.” NRSC Press Secretary Amber Marchand issued the following statement regarding the new advertisement in Kentucky: “It’s clear from numerous public surveys that Rand Paul continues to dominate the race in Kentucky thanks to liberal trial lawyer Jack Conway’s eager endorsement of President Obama’s reckless spending agenda in Washington, including his failed stimulus debacle and massive health spending bill.” Title: “Jockey Jack” TV (:30) ANNOUNCER: Whose horse is Jack Conway riding? When the U.S. Senate debated a...
  • Laws of War to Rules of Law or the Old Switch-A-Roo!

    09/08/2010 11:26:40 AM PDT · by polarbear1605 · 13 replies
    Defend Our Marines.Com ^ | Sep 6, 2010 | Bob Weimann
    Laws of War to Rules of Law or the Old Switch-A-Roo! “The purpose of military law is to promote justice, to assist in maintaining good order and discipline in the armed forces, to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the military establishment, and thereby to strengthen the national security of the United States.” - Preamble of the UCMJ
  • Democrat Jack Conway Trailing Rand Paul in Kentucky by 15 Points in New Poll

    09/05/2010 12:05:41 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 33 replies
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/5/10 | hap
    More trouble for the Dems and more evidence of a wave election, in new Survey USA poll in Kentucky for the retiring Jim Bunning's seat, Conway is now behind the Republican by 15 points...
  • So Much For Jack Conway Trying To Sell Himself As A Moderate

    08/25/2010 8:29:28 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    NRSC ^ | August 24, 2010
    Please note the following from Kentucky’s Democrat Senate hopeful liberal trial lawyer Jack Conway, who has clearly stopped trying to appeal to mainstream voters in his state. Instead, Conway has fully embraced his left-wing friends as he launched the Web site below with the DailyKos championing his “progressive” appeal. As you’ll note below, the site is “Paid for by Conway for Senate” and claims that: “Luckily for progressives, Jack Conway has a strong record of protecting people as Kentucky's attorney general, supported Wall Street reform, and will vote for filibuster reform if given the chance.” Check it out here:...
  • Marine Corps Commandant: Enemy Boosted by July 2011 Afghanistan Withdrawal Date

    08/24/2010 7:55:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/24/10 | John McCormack
    President Barack Obama's July 2011 date to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has given a morale boost to Taliban insurgents, who believe they can wait out NATO forces, the top U.S. Marine said on Tuesday. But General James Conway, who is retiring this fall as commandant of the Marine Corps, said he believed Marines would not be in a position to withdraw from the fight in southern Afghanistan for years. Conway's unusually blunt assessment is likely to fan criticism by opposition Republicans of Obama's war strategy as public opinion of the nine-year-old war sours further. "In some ways, we think...
  • Video: Jack Conway Campaign CAUGHT Posing As Racist Militant Rand Paul Supporter.

    08/10/2010 8:43:07 AM PDT · by csd · 18 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | August 9, 2010 | Eyes For You
    Caught red handed. A Jack Conway supporter caught posing as a racist Rand Paul supporter. This is a clip that even the mainstream media shouldn't ignore.
  • Tea Party infiltrator caught on tape

    08/09/2010 6:46:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9 Aug 2010 | David Weigel
    It’s rarely convincing when Tea Party activists brush off attacks on the movement by claiming that the bad apples at their rallies are really agents provocateurs. That’s just too convenient. Sometimes, the people who make you look bad actually are part of your movement. But a videographer at this weekend’s Fancy Farm political celebration in Kentucky hounded a man wearing Rand Paul swag and holding up a racist anti-immigrant sign, badgering him to reveal who he was. The cameraman caught back up with him when, later, the man walked with supporters Paul’s opponent, Jack Conway.
  • Paul leads Conway by eight in new poll

    08/01/2010 6:17:07 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 9 replies · 3+ views
    WHAS11 ^ | 07/31/2010 | Joe Arnold
    Republican Rand Paul is maintaining a slim majority of support in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race versus Democrat Jack Conway, according to a new WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll. Paul 51% Conway 43% Undecided 5% Among likely voters, Paul leads Conway 51 percent to 43 percent. 5 percent of voters are undecided. The poll is virtually unchanged from two months ago, when Paul led Conway 51 percent to 45 percent. Conducted by Survey USA, the poll surveyed 568 likely voters among 900 adults interviewed July 27 through July 29. The survey has a 4.2% margin of error.
  • MILITARY: Top Marine asks Congress to delay vote on gay policy

    05/27/2010 10:39:15 AM PDT · by pissant · 2 replies · 207+ views
    NC Times ^ | 5/27/10 | Mark Walker
    The commandant of the Marine Corps has asked Congress to put off its planned vote this week on lifting the policy that forbids gays from serving openly in the military. In a letter to Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, Gen. James Conway said lawmakers should wait until a Defense Department study on removing the ban is complete. McCain is the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee and has expressed reluctance to changing the Clinton-era "don't ask, don't tell" policy. An "organized and systematic approach" to studying the issue is the best way forward, Conway wrote. "Further, the value...
  • Kentucky Senate Race: Paul (R) 59%, Conway (D) 34%

    05/20/2010 11:32:52 AM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 14 replies · 580+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 20, 2010
    Rand Paul, riding the momentum of his big Republican Primary win on Tuesday, now posts a 25-point lead over Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, but there’s a lot of campaigning to go. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Kentucky, taken Wednesday night, shows Paul earning 59% of the vote, while Conway picks up 34% support. Four percent (4%) percent prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. Paul consistently led Conway prior to winning the Republican primary, but had never earned more than 50% support. Conway has been stuck in the...
  • Marine Corps General: Logistical Challenges, Costs to Homosexuals in Military

    03/27/2010 9:48:37 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 11 replies · 596+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | March 27, 2010 | Bob Ellis
    As President Obama continues his campaign to undermine the moral fabric of our nation and American effectiveness on every front, the proposed repeal of Bill Clinton’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding homosexuals in the military has once again become a hot topic of discussion. To be clear, Obama is not pushing for a return to the pre-Clinton days when it was understood that homosexual behavior is incompatible with military service, period, regardless of whether the homosexual military member “told” or not. Obama is instead pressing for homosexuals to be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. A...
  • Flag and General Officers for the Military

    03/26/2010 10:25:46 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Center for Military Readiness ^ | March 26, 2010 | 1.163 Retired Military Leaders
    Legislation (H.R. 1283) has been introduced in the 111th Congress to repeal the 1993 statute regarding homosexuals in the military, Section 654, Title 10, U.S.C., which is frequently mislabeled “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” In anticipation of this action, a number of retired flag and general officers decided that it would be important to show support for this law, which was written to protect unit cohesion and morale in our military. Congress approved the statute in 1993 with bipartisan, veto-proof majorities in both houses, and federal courts have upheld it as constitutional several times. We believe firmly that this law deserves...
  • Conway Concerned With Gays in Barracks

    03/26/2010 4:21:30 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies · 754+ views
    Military.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | Bryant Jordan
    he Marine Corps' top officer said March 25 that even if the ban on openly-serving gays in the services is lifted, he would draw the line at forcing heterosexual Marines to bunk with gays on base. "We want to continue [two-person rooms], but I would not ask our Marines to live with someone who is homosexual if we can possibly avoid it," Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway told Military.com during an exclusive interview at the Pentagon. "And to me that means we have to build BEQs [bachelor enlisted quarters] and have single rooms." Conway's comments came the same day that...
  • Marine general: Gays would get their own rooms

    03/26/2010 12:59:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies · 1,828+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2010 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Marine Corps' top uniformed officer says he won't force his troops to bunk with gays on base and would give them separate rooms if Congress votes to allow openly gay service. Marine Corps Chief of Staff Gen. James Conway is a known opponent of a recent push by Democrats to repeal the 1993 law, known as "don't ask, don't tell."
  • Not So Fast (Oliver North)

    03/04/2010 9:07:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 676+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 5, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- He had to give them something. During his first year in office, Barack Obama made the rounds of his constituents and tried to appease them all. For the pacifists, there were promises to get out of Iraq. Self-loathing Americans were given a global kowtowing presidential apology tour. The Marxist-librarian constituency was assuaged when he accepted communist literature from Hugo Chavez. To satisfy Rodney King "can we all get along?" adherents, Mr. Obama promised to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Proponents of global environmental policy, universal health care, nationalized industry and massive government all got something....
  • Marines reject Obama's repeal of Don't ask Don't Tell

    03/03/2010 7:54:03 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 17 replies · 596+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/3/10 | alaphiah
    The head of the US Marines, General James Conway one of the few good men left in government or the military did not bow to peer pressure instead he opposes ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue. General Conway told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he disagreed with Obama's plan to repeal the ban as reported by AFP News. "My best military advice to this committee, to the (defense) secretary, and to the president would be to keep the law such as...
  • Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban

    02/25/2010 6:04:49 PM PST · by Mr. Jazzy · 81 replies · 1,593+ views
    The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue. General James Conway told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he disagreed with Obama's plan to repeal the ban. "My best military advice to this committee, to the (defense) secretary, and to the president would be to keep the law such as it is."
  • Chessani BOI

    01/02/2010 6:46:37 AM PST · by polarbear1605 · 11 replies · 624+ views
    I understand the Board of Inquiry (BOI) results are mixed and the recommendation is that LtCol Jeff Chessani is permitted to retire with his rank intact. I am truly happy that General Carparotto and his other two board members submitted that recommendation. I am very concerned, however, that this small crumb is a political accommodation to cover the possible administrative, political deception and trickery yet to come.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/18/2009 8:24:57 AM PST · by Hiskid · 10 replies · 328+ views
    12/18/09 | Hiskid
    Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah (Ps. 24:7-10)
  • Commandant of the Marine Corps awarded French Legion of Honour by French Army Chief of Staff

    12/05/2009 10:09:37 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 17 replies · 2,127+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | 4 December 2009 | Sergeant Rocco DeFilippis
    Commandant of the Marine Corps awarded French Legion of Honour by French Army Chief of Staff 12/4/2009 By Sgt. Rocco DeFilippis, Marine Forces Europe PARIS — Gen. James T. Conway, the 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, was awarded France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour during a military awards ceremony at the historic Les Invalides here Dec. 1. The Legion of Honour, France’s highest decoration, is usually limited to French citizens, however French law allows non-citizens who have served France, or the ideas it upholds, to receive the award. The Chief of Staff of the French...
  • Marine Leads 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Fight

    11/02/2009 2:38:32 PM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 55 replies · 2,334+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | 11/2/09 | Rowan Scarborough
    Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway has emerged in internal Pentagon deliberations as the most outspoken opponent of permitting gay men and women to serve openly in the U.S. military, according to a former senior Pentagon official. Most of the senior brass hold deep reservations about President Obama's pledge to end the ban on gays in the military, especially in the middle of two wars that have put extra stress on the military, down to the platoon level, where soldiers and Marines would be expected to bond with openly gay colleagues. But Gen. Conway has gone further than others...
  • Marine leads 'Don't ask, don't tell' fight - Resists efforts to lift ban

    11/02/2009 1:12:37 AM PST · by kingattax · 17 replies · 1,462+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway has emerged in internal Pentagon deliberations as the most outspoken opponent of permitting gay men and women to serve openly in the U.S. military, according to a former senior Pentagon official. Most of the senior brass hold deep reservations about President Obama's pledge to end the ban on gays in the military, especially in the middle of two wars that have put extra stress on the military, down to the platoon level, where soldiers and Marines would be expected to bond with openly gay colleagues. But Gen. Conway has gone further than others...
  • POTUS and FLOTUS at the Marine Corps Evening Parade

    07/25/2009 10:24:02 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 23 replies · 394+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 7/25/2009 | Carol E. Lee
    POTUS and FLOTUS at the Marine Corps Evening Parade, where POTUS was the guest of honor. POTUS, FLOTUS and a Marine got into the limo outside the White House residence at 7:45 p.m. Motorcade arrived at Marine barracks in southeast DC at 7:53 p.m. POTUS addressed a small group of Marines and family after arriving. Pool was not permitted to be present for his remarks, which our handlers said have same press procedures as Embassy staff visits, which are traditionally closed press. Pool could vaguely hear a well-miked POTUS from the 5-by-30 foot patch of grass where we were set,...
  • Pretty in Mink: Conservative Leading Ladies

    Coulter, Malkin, Carpenter photos at the link...
  • Police charge ex-convict in Conway shootings

    07/04/2007 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 1 replies · 157+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | July 4, 2007 | KATHRYN MARCHOCKI
    FRYEBURG, Maine – An ex-convict from Maine -- wanted on felonies in four Southern states since his release from prison two months ago -- was charged yesterday in Monday's deadly triple shooting at a Conway, N.H., military surplus store. Fryeburg police apprehended Michael L. Woodbury, 31, as he walked on the railroad tracks near the old Northland Shoe Building on Route 302 around 10 a.m. yesterday, ending a massive 24-hour manhunt that plunged Conway area residents in fear as police searched on foot and by air for the shooter. Woodbury, of Naples, Maine, faces three counts of first-degree murder for...
  • Hispanics head for higher ed

    09/01/2006 11:17:17 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 32 replies · 860+ views
    arksas times ^ | 8/24/2006 | Doug Smith
    Hispanics head for higher ed (Especially in Northwest Arkansas.) Gema Vargas, 20, will be a senior at UALR in the 2006-07 school year. She came to this country as a child. Her father, who had fled a war in Nicaragua, got a job in Arkansas, then brought his family up. Because they were considered war refugees, the Vargas family got the necessary papers to stay here comparatively easily, Vargas said. She said that a majority of Latino college-age students in the U.S. don’t have papers, which means they’re here illegally. Vargas speaks English fluently — although, she says, she sometimes...
  • Outgoing Marine General Faults Fallouja Strategy

    09/19/2004 11:45:01 AM PDT · by elfman2 · 35 replies · 1,635+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/13/04 | Patrick J. McDonnell
    Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, who stepped down Sunday to become deputy director of operations at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, provided insight … The order to attack Fallouja and the subsequent command to halt came down the chain of command from Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the top officer on the ground at the time, Conway said. The Marines expressed objections but proceeded… Then came the order to stop advancing. Conway indicated that he was stunned by the move. He suggested that the decision-makers had not quite understood the magnitude of their earlier directive to attack… "I would simply say...
  • IRAQ: Powell Defends Information He Used to Justify Iraq War

    05/30/2003 11:45:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 75 replies · 1,343+ views
    The New York Times International ^ | May 31, 2003 | JAMES DAO and THOM SHANKER
    May 31, 2003 Powell Defends Information He Used to Justify Iraq WarBy JAMES DAO and THOM SHANKER ASHINGTON, May 30 — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell today fiercely defended the intelligence used by the Bush administration to justify war against Iraq, saying he spent several late nights poring over the Central Intelligence Agency's reports because he knew the credibility of the country and the president were at stake.The C.I.A.'s prewar assessments have been sharply questioned by some intelligence officials and lawmakers in recent days, as American forces have uncovered only limited evidence of unconventional weapons programs and Iraqi...
  • Conway drops out of race for Democratic chairman

    01/23/2004 11:47:16 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies · 103+ views
    The Courier Journal ^ | January 21, 2004 | Al Cross
    <p>Louisville lawyer Jack Conway took his name out of consideration for state Democratic chairman yesterday, while Lexington lawyer Bill Garmer emerged as an alternative to former chairman Jerry Lundergan of Lexington.</p> <p>Conway, the Democrats' 3rd District congressional candidate in 2002, said in an interview that he wants to help rebuild the Kentucky party but that the demands of the chairman's job would take too much time from his law practice.</p>
  • Arkansas - Explosion rocks plant at Conway, area evacuated

    01/06/2004 10:20:14 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 64 replies · 452+ views
    Associated Press | January 6, 2004
    CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - An explosion rocked a chemical plant in Conway on Tuesday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate parts of an industrial park and a nearby daycare center. "There were some early reports of people with burns but I am not sure of their status," said Conway Police Lt. Chip Stokes. The explosion occurred at Detco Industries, on the city's south side, near an airport that was shut down temporarily. The state Emergency Management Department said the company makes chemicals for use in industrial maintenance operations. Black smoke rising from the site could be seen as far away...
  • Cowan drops out of race for Sen. Bunning's seat

    11/22/2003 10:49:05 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies · 186+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | November 22, 2003 | AL CROSS
    <p>Louisville lawyer Fred Cowan pulled out of the race for the U.S. Senate yesterday, saying Democrats' loss of the governorship had made it impossible for him to unseat first-term Republican Sen. Jim Bunning next November.</p> <p>Cowan's withdrawal leaves state Sen. Daniel Mongiardo of Hazard as the only Democratic candidate, but state Treasurer Jonathan Miller said he is still considering the race and other key Democrats mentioned other potential candidates.</p>