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  • In Alien vs. Predator, I'm for Predator.... (Why Conservatives Should Back Trump)

    05/13/2016 12:39:30 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/11/2016 | Spengler
    Trump says he'll rebuild the U.S. military and our missile defense in particular, but avoid committing U.S. forces overseas. The neo-conservatives never will forgive him for this. It means that they are out of a job, and when they say that Trump means "the end of the Republican Party," they mean the end of the Republican Party that used to employ them. Robert Kagan and Max Boot have gone to the Clinton camp. A Trump presidency almost certainly means that Chinese and Russian influence will grow faster and with fewer obstacles than it might have otherwise. That is not entirely...
  • Mega-donors shy away from fight with Trump

    02/24/2016 5:00:43 AM PST · by McGruff · 42 replies
    POLUTICO ^ | February 23, 2016 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and ISAAC ARNSDORF
    As Donald Trump picks up momentum, the chances of a well-funded assault to block him from the Republican presidential nomination are dramatically dwindling, according to interviews with about a dozen donors and operatives who are appalled by the billionaire real estate showman's campaign. The party's elite donor class has mostly closed its checkbooks to groups dedicated to stopping Trump, while the outfits that have built massive reserves are increasingly deciding to forgo anti-Trump campaigns, despite widespread fears that he is making a mockery of conservatism and could undermine Republicans up and down the ballot. The deepest-pocketed operation on the right,...
  • Rove Super Pac in Talks With Walker

    06/02/2015 4:54:42 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 71 replies
    5/21/2015 | Eric Licthbau and Maggie Haberman
    Many have theorized on here that Rove was working to undermine Walker. As it turns out, his Super Pac is in talks with Walkers campaign. This is from the article in the NY Times. 2013. A fund-raising advisory group formed by Crossroads after Mr. Barbour’s departure failed to accomplish much. More recently, Carl Forti, the longtime Crossroads political director who simultaneously worked on the pro-Romney super PAC Restore our Future, in 2012, is said by four people with direct knowledge of the discussions to have been in talks with at least one 2016 campaign — that of Gov. Scott Walker...
  • "Real cause for worry: Facts on Hillary’s concussion" (by Dr. Brian C. Joondeph, MD, MPS)

    05/20/2014 6:01:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 19, 2014 | Dr. Brian C. Joondeph, MD, MPS
    Karl Rove created a stir with his recent suggestion that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton may have suffered traumatic brain injury in December 2012. Speaking at a conference in California, he noted, “Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.” Let’s ignore the media hyperventilating and look at what Rove actually suggested. Secretary Clinton reportedly “fainted, fell and banged her head,” as The Daily Beast put it, suffering a subdural hematoma, or a hemorrhage between her...
  • Donations to Karl Rove's Groups Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party

    02/01/2014 1:12:28 PM PST · by RedMDer · 104 replies
    Breitbart. ^ | 1 Feb 2014, 11:59 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    After wasting nearly $325 million during the 2012 election cycle with nothing to show for it and then declaring war on the Tea Party, donations to Karl Rove's three Crossroads groups decreased by 98% last year. The groups reportedly raised a paltry $6.1 million combined in 2013. .... Since then, as Breitbart News reported, "Rove’s organization has been so tarnished among the conservative base that candidates fear donors will not contribute to any group associated with him." Aware of this, Rove's Crossroads network has reloaded with groups that share donors but are technically not affiliated on paper with them.
  • Rebel Conservatives Lead Way in G.O.P. Fund-Raising

    02/01/2014 7:40:00 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Insurgent conservative organizations raised more money last year than the leading Republican establishment outside groups, whose bulging bank accounts and ties to major donors have been their most potent advantage in the struggle over the G.O.P.'s future, according to interviews with officials and new campaign filings. The shift in fortunes could have an enormous impact in 2014, as warring Republican factions prepare to square off in a series of Senate and House primaries around the country and Republican leaders seek to rein in activists who they believe have fractured and endangered the party with policies that alienate independent-leaning voters. Emboldened...

    11/29/2013 12:23:14 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/13 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Tax documents from Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS show that Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) is largely funded by Rove, ProPublica’s Kim Barker reports. -snip- On its 2012 tax return, Barker reported, the biggest grant Rove’s Crossroads GPS gave to anybody was a $26.4 million grant it gave to Norquist’s ATR for “social welfare.” -snip- ATR spokesman John Kartch and Rove spokesman Jonathan Collegio both declined to answer specific questions from ProPublica about the grant.
  • Tea party activists bomb email list of Crossroads donors

    03/14/2013 12:34:38 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Mar. 14, 2013 | Paul Steinhauser and CNN's Ashley Killough
    About 200 donors on the email distribution list for Karl Rove's group "American Crossroads" may be receiving an interesting message Thursday: Don't donate to American Crossroads. Conservative activist Brent Bozell, chairman of the group ForAmerica, obtained the distribution list and plans to send a letter blasting Crossroads' role in last year's election and the creation of its new independent group for the 2014 mid-term elections. Rove, the former top political adviser to President George W. Bush, generated strong pushback from tea party groups earlier this year when he announced the formation of another offshoot, "Conservative Victory Project," dedicated to helping...
  • How Karl Rove, Inc. wasted conservative donors’ $300 million

    11/16/2012 1:31:21 PM PST · by lward99 · 57 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 11/15/12 | Larry Ward & Carter Clews
    Oddly enough, perhaps the biggest loser in last week’s Republican debacle wasn’t even on the ballot. He didn’t shake a single hand, nuzzle the napes of any newborn babes or promise eager voters pie in the sky or peace on Earth. His name was Karl Rove. And all he actually did was squander a staggering $300 million by backing candidates who turned winnable races into laughable routs, producing tepid ads transforming would-be zealots into couch potatoes and firmly establishing himself as the political world’s pre-eminent empty-suit analyst. Perhaps even worse, he set himself up as the clearinghouse for wealthy conservative...
  • Karl Rove and his super PAC vow to press on

    11/11/2012 5:58:16 PM PST · by jackmercer · 70 replies
    "Rove is pondering new missions for Crossroads to address weaknesses laid bare by the GOP’s back-to-back failures to win the White House and the fact that the party fell short when expected to win back the Senate." "Where until now it battled only in general elections and against Democrats, Crossroads is considering whether to start picking sides in Republican primaries. The idea would be to boost the candidate it deems most electable and avoid nominating the kind of flawed and extreme ones who cost the party what should otherwise have been easy Senate wins in Florida, Missouri and Indiana." "That,...
  • “This is the Wild West”(At America's largest traveling gun show, ammo's cheap)

    09/17/2012 6:53:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 16 September, 2012 | Chris Arnold
    Crossroads of the West bills itself as the biggest traveling gun show in America, a bastion for constitutional rights where freedom lovers can exchange weapons, ammunition and ideas. The 35-year-old company promotes events in four states – Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah – and last year’s shows drew more than 407,000 customers at up to $16 bucks a pop. Last weekend, Crossroads occupied the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, and although these expos swing through the area regularly, the parking lot filled up fast. There’s a seasonal element to the high traffic. Monsoon thunderstorms have cooled the desert lately, and...
  • Crossroads pulls ads in Missouri Senate race after Akin ‘legitimate rape’ comment

    08/20/2012 11:39:29 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/20/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Crossroads GPS has removed its Senate race ads from the Missouri airwaves in the wake of controversial comments made by Republican nominee and U.S. Senate hopeful Rep. Todd Akin. Politico first reported that Crossroads would pull its ads. The news comes the day after Akin, speaking about his position on abortion in a television interview, claimed that abortion in cases of rape was rarely an issue because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” The advocacy group had spent millions of dollars on ads in the state to help...
  • Crossroads piles on Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment (Video)

    07/24/2012 10:01:06 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/24/2012 | Conn Carroll
    American Crossroads, the 527 organization co-founded by Karl Rove, released a new video titled “Build” today, hitting President Obama for telling Americans earlier this month, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Crossroads put the speech on an iPad and showed it to small business owners across the country. Some of the reactions in the video: “Unbelievable.” “What an insult.” “I am outraged.” “I can’t believe he just said that.” “I can’t believe the president of the United States could say that I have not made this.” “We risk everything every day…”...
  • Crossroads GPS: "Wake Up" (Vid Clobbering Obama)

    07/08/2011 11:58:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/8/11 | CrossroadsGPSChannel
    Excellent political ad.
  • Donald Trump's $100K Attack on Karl Rove (Gave to Rove's Political Groups)

    04/22/2011 3:47:05 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 03:39 PM | Jim Meyers
    Donald Trump is fuming at the man George Bush called “the Brain” and says he may target him just as he did Rosie O’Donnell. Trump is telling business associates that Karl Rove will lead Republicans right down the drain just like he did with Bush’s final moments in office. Trump is particularly angry because he says he donated mega-bucks to Rove’s political committees last year but now finds the strategist on Fox News attacking him and the idea of a possible presidential bid. -snip- Trump already had voiced his displeasure with Rove, who appeared on Fox recently and slammed the...
  • Crossroads sues administration

    03/23/2011 9:12:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 03/23/11 | JULIE MASON
    Crossroads GPS, a conservative advocacy organization, just wanted to know about the waivers the Health and Human Services Department was issuing on health care reform. Claiming their Freedom of Information Act requests were getting stonewalled, the organization is suing. “Until President Obama is willing to grant the entire country a waiver from Obamacare, his administration needs to come clean on how they decide who wins and loses in the waiver lottery,” Steven Law, president of Crossroads GPS, said in a statement. Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads were key players in the midterm elections, raising millions for Republican congressional candidates. Former...
  • Another View of The Notre Dame Scandal - The March for Life

    05/07/2009 1:38:28 PM PDT · by Diago · 3 replies · 262+ views
    Steve Skojec ^ | 05-07-09 | Steve Skojec
    Categorized | Those Zany Heretics Another View of The Notre Dame Scandal - The March for Life Posted on 07 May 2009 by Steve Skojec Steve Sanborn, founder of the Crossroads pro-life walk, is sort of my brother-in-law, once removed. His sister Maureen is married to my brother Matt, and while we don’t see each other very often, we do keep in touch sporadically online.Last year, Maureen made me aware that Steve was putting together a documentary called “Thine Eyes: A Witness to the March for Life.”  Since then, I’ve been following along as the film progressed, with filming...
  • Recriminations

    11/04/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 3 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    *snip* Compare this with the House campaign body, the NRCC. After getting clobbered over the NY-23 race and Dede Scozzafava, the NRCC took a hands off approach and let local voters choose their candidates. Not the NRSC. It doubled up around the country igniting a civil war with the grassroots — a civil war that would have never happened but their getting into Florida and doubling down. The NRSC’s argument amounts to telling the world that voters exercising their right to pick their candidates are stupid and Jim DeMint is stupid for siding with the voters. One final thought —...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Gold's Gym franchise exiting over funds to Rove

    10/27/2010 8:15:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/27/10 | Andrew Ross
    Pumping money, for sure, but one doesn't normally associate Karl Rove with pumping iron. That was before the owner of Gold's Gym International Inc. kicked in $2 million to a Rove operation very much involved in Tuesday's election.That the operation is financing candidates avowedly opposed to all manner of gay rights issues - adoption, marriage, job discrimination, serving in the military - has proved too much for the chain's Bay Area franchise. "Our member base made us aware of this, and we decided on a course of action," Don Dickerson, the franchise's director of operations, said in an interview. After...
  • Gold's Gym Faces Backlash After CEO Gives to GOP Group

    10/26/2010 12:33:52 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 26, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    Four Gold's Gym franchises in the San Francisco Bay Area are abandoning their brand after learning that their parent company's owner made a large, private donation to American Crossroads, the conservative political group that backs candidates opposed to expanding gay rights. Billionaire Robert Rowling, CEO of TRT Holdings, which owns Gold's, has given more than $2 million this election cycle to American Crossroads, the third party organization with ties to former Bush strategist Karl Rove. Reports of Rowling's significant donations to American Crossroads angered some franchise owners, who said the donations betrayed Gold's strong ties to the gay community. "Gold's...
  • Obama is Rove’s fundraiser-in-chief

    10/14/2010 2:43:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2010 | Caroline May
    American Crossroads, a Republican organization founded with the encouragement of Karl Rove and former RNC chief Ed Gillespie, is reaping the benefits that come with receiving criticism from an administration polling below 50%. Since the White House began attacking the conservative group last week for not disclosing their donors, the organization has raised $13.3 million — destroying their original fundraising goals and allowing them to target traditionally “low-risk” Democrat House seats. “There is no question that the increased visibility that the White House has given us in the last week has increased our fundraising,” Crossroads spokesman Jonathan Collegio told The...
  • Obama: Rove meddling in Illinois Senate race

    10/08/2010 12:23:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    POLITICO ^ | October 7, 2010 | CAROL E. LEE
    Trying to keep his former Senate seat out of Republican hands, President Barack Obama singled out former Bush administration advisor Karl Rove Thursday night for meddling in the race through special interest-funded attack ads. “Right here in Illinois, in this Senate race, two groups funded and advised by Karl Rove have outspent the Democratic Party two-to-one in an attempt to beat [Democratic nominee] Alexi [Giannoulias] – two-to-one. Funded and advised by Karl Rove,” Obama said at a fundraiser for Giannoulias in Chicago. Obama also continued his cloaked assault on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – “one of the largest groups...
  • Rove Returns, With Team, Planning G.O.P. Offensive (Do not donate to Tokyo Rove)

    09/26/2010 4:53:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 79 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/26/10 | JIM RUTENBERG
    In 2004, the Republican master strategist Karl Rove led weekly sessions at his Washington residence where, over big plates of his butter-smothered “eggies” and bacon slabs, he planned the re-election of President George W. Bush — and what he hoped would be lasting Republican dominion over Democrats.
  • Rove Returns, With Team, Planning G.O.P. Push

    09/26/2010 1:37:29 PM PDT · by no dems · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 25, 2010 | Jim Rutenberg
    In 2004, the Republican master strategist Karl Rove led weekly sessions at his Washington residence where he planned the re-election of President George W. Bush. In April, Mr. Rove summoned several of the important players behind Mr. Bush’s ascendance to his home once again, this time to draw up plans to push a Republican resurgence. The landscape has changed, with Mr. Rove at times clashing with potent new Tea Party-style activists, some of whom view him as a face of the old party establishment they want to upend. Already a prominent presence as an analyst on Fox News Channel and...
  • GOP Better Off in 2012 If It Loses The Senate in 2010? (No!!)

    09/25/2010 9:58:22 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 120 replies · 3+ views
    Vanity | 09/25/2010 | Brice Crossroads
    I have noticed some conservative pundits, including normally clear headed thinkers like Bill Kristol and Ann Coulter (most recently on Hannity last week) opine that it would be better for GOP fortunes in 2012 if the Democrats retained the Senate. As Coulter suggested, if the GOP takes both Houses they would pass so many good bills and essentially save the county but in saving the country they would also save Barack Obama in 2012. The implicit evidence of this, so the thinking goes, is the 1994 GOP takeover of Congress which revived the economy, cut spending, trimmed government and saved...
  • Scientists Feel Miscast in Film on Life’s Origin (Creationist Dishonesty)

    09/27/2007 9:05:18 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 508 replies · 1,662+ views
    New York Times ^ | Sept 27, 2007 | CORNELIA DEAN
    A few months ago, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins received an e-mail message from a producer at Rampant Films inviting him to be interviewed for a documentary called “Crossroads.”The film, with Ben Stein, the actor, economist and freelance columnist, as its host, is described on Rampant’s Web site as an examination of the intersection of science and religion. Dr. Dawkins was an obvious choice. An eminent scientist who teaches at Oxford Universityin England, he is also an outspoken atheist who has repeatedly likened religious faith to a mental defect.But now, Dr. Dawkins and other scientists who agreed to be interviewed...
  • Canada's Crossroads Walkers Receive a Warm Welcome at Their Final Goal - Parliament Hill

    08/14/2007 4:10:34 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 160+ views ^ | August 13, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Canada's Crossroads Walkers Receive a Warm Welcome at Their Final Goal - Parliament Hill Media ignores event and focuses on pro-choice group By Elizabeth O'BrienOTTAWA, August 13, 2007 ( - The group of seven Crossroads walkers, who crossed Canada on foot to raise pro-life awareness, finally wrapped up their 5,000-kilometer trek at Parliament hill this Saturday amidst the applause and cheers of a welcoming crowd. The seven walkers arrived in Ottawa on Friday in time to join a group of faithful pro-life witnesses who pray every noon before the Bank Street Morgentaler abortion site. They swelled the regular ranks to...
  • Businessman Fights to End Mississippi Stereotypes

    12/05/2006 5:42:24 AM PST · by WKB · 58 replies · 1,214+ views ^ | 2-5-06 | HOLBROOK MOHR, AP
    ACKSON, Miss. (Dec. 5) - For Mississippian Rick Looser, the last straw came on an airline flight a couple of years ago when a 12-year-old Connecticut boy sitting next to him asked: "Do you still see the KKK on the streets every day?" That prompted the advertising executive to spend his own money on a campaign to dispel Mississippi's image as a forlorn state of poor, illiterate, racist good ole boys. "Mississippi has more black elected officials than any other state in the country," Looser said. "The old stereotype of the short, fat, white, bald men in suits smoking cigars...
  • French Socialists facing a crossroads

    11/14/2006 8:24:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 338+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/14/06 | Angela Charlton - ap
    PARIS - France's Socialists are at a crossroads, with Thursday's party vote for a presidential candidate raising questions about whether the party that shaped today's welfare-heavy, worker-friendly French society can adapt to a globalizing world. The favorite, Segolene Royal, is a lawmaker whose unorthodox ideas — including military supervision for troubled youth — appeal to those looking for change, but alienate traditional leftists of the country's main opposition party. Gaining steadily is ex-Finance Minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a self-described social democrat with more presidential stature and pragmatic ideas but less popular appeal. Bringing up the rear is Laurent Fabius, a former...
  • Jersey historic sites now make the map, State named the 'Crossroads' of Revolution

    10/26/2006 7:06:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 511+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 10.14.06 | ROBERT SCHWANEBERG
    New Jerseyans have always known they were surrounded by history. Now, it's official. President Bush signed legislation yesterday designating a large swath of the Garden State "the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area." It will provide $10 million in federal funding over the next 15 years to preserve and promote Revolutionary War sites throughout the state. It also recognizes that "New Jersey was critically important during the American Revolution because of the strategic location of the state between the British armies headquartered in New York City, N.Y., and the Continental Congress in the City of Philadelphia, Pa." "Gen....
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • Silence For Security Forces At The Crossroads Of Terror (Pakistan)

    08/18/2006 5:51:03 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 295+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-19-2006 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Silence for security forces at the crossroads of terror By Isambard Wilkinson in Bahawalpur (Filed: 19/08/2006) If there is a crossroads of terror in Pakistan, it must be the town of Bahawalpur in southern Punjab. Home of at least one known terrorist organisation and several radical madrassas, or religious schools, Bahawalpur has became a focus for investigations in Pakistan following the foiling of an alleged plot to blow up aircraft flying across the Atlantic. Normally the local people might take pride in the actions of the jihadists. Only last month the relatives of one of the London bombers, Shehzad Tanweer,...
  • Iraqis at Crossroads But Seem to Be Choosing Unity, Pace Says

    03/14/2006 4:30:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 179+ views
    BALTIMORE, March 14, 2006 – Iraq is at a crossroads, and the Iraqi people have critical decisions to make in the near future, the top U.S. general said here yesterday. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the Baltimore Council of Foreign Affairs March 13. Pace took numerous questions from the audience on issues ranging from port security to current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. During a presentation before the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman...
  • Teachers Hear Racist Agenda In Anti-racism Workshop (new definitions introduced)

    03/11/2005 5:52:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Rhino Times ^ | 3/03/05 | Alan Bulluck
    Teachers Hear Racist Agenda By Alan Bulluck The Guilford County Schools invited the public to attend an anti-racism workshop held for teachers, parents and community leaders last week, but refused to allow a reporter to stay in the room once he was identified as such. In fact, Crossroads Ministry, who held the seminar, has such clout that the second day, a reporter was thrown out after Guilford County School Superintendent Terry Grier had given permission for him to attend. Considering what they were teaching at this seminar, which teachers from Southwest, Andrews and High Point Central high schools were required...
  • Corporate Cowardice Backfires

    06/22/2005 3:40:40 AM PDT · by Alia · 83 replies · 2,146+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 6/22/05 | John Carlisle
    Wachovia Corporation's ridiculous apology for its alleged ties to slavery has backfired.Chicago City Council aldermen are vowing to strip from Wachovia a $9.4 million loan to build affordable housing units as punishment for the bank's supposed failure to disclose that its predecessor banks were involved in slave-related business deals. This serves as a warning to other companies that believe they can buy peace with the slave reparations movement. Wachovia thought it would be good for business to cave in to the demands of reparations activists. Now, not only is the company out of a multi-million dollar contract, it has made...
  • CA: Perata at crossroads in new political era

    11/14/2005 7:33:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 257+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/14/05 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO With Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reeling from defeat of his special election, Senate leader Don Perata of Oakland has the chance to live up to his unofficial title as the most powerful Democrat in a Democratic leaning state. But will he? Can he? Analysts say the stage is certainly set for Perata to be a power broker like his predecessor, John Burton of San Francisco, as the state heads from a divisive special election toward a turbulent gubernatorial election year. And Perata is beginning to make the right moves and say the right things in a new political era,...
  • Japan & Germany at Economic Crossroads, Bet Your Money on Japan

    09/08/2005 8:24:33 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 5 replies · 502+ views
    The Times of London ^ | Sept 8,2005 | Anatole Kaletsky
    September 08, 2005 Why a science degree and a handbag are not enough for the new Iron Lady Anatole Kaletsky GERMANY AND JAPAN will be going to the polls over the next two weekends, in their most important elections for a generation. The two most extraordinary economic and political successes of the post-war era both stumbled suddenly in the 1990s and then sank into listless stupors that have lasted for many years. Not only did they suffer from a sudden breakdown of their “miraculous” economic models, but their political systems also seized up. The consensus-based constitutions imposed on both countries...
  • Newt Gingrich and the Crossroads of Conservatism - Part I

    04/22/2005 4:27:45 AM PDT · by JBW · 1 replies · 164+ views ^ | April 22, 2005 | Jonathan B. Wilson
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has published a white paper entitled, The Conservative Movement at the Crossroads. In Part I of this series I'll examine the premise behind Crossroads and the origins of the Speaker's thinking. The Speaker begins by claiming that the conservative movement is at a crossroads in its development. He writes, "Now at the very moment that members of the movement are in control of the White House, the House and the Senate, and many governorships and state legislatures, conservatives find themselves at a crossroads." He asks whether, as conservatives, "should we be comfortable with...
  • TERROR'S NEW FRONTIER - (Keep your eye on Mosul!)

    02/09/2005 9:12:57 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 647+ views
    MOSUL is the good girl who went bad. Quiet in the early days of the occupation, the violence-ravaged Iraqi city has become a must-win battlefield for our enemies. The terrorists and insurgents will throw all they have left into the fight. There's no mystery involved: Mosul's the decisive point in northern Iraq. Over the long term, the city's vastly more valuable than Fallujah. Insurgent attacks, terrorist bombings and assassinations erupted last autumn and continue on a regular basis. They're not going to stop soon. After Baghdad, Mosul will remain the most bitterly contested Iraqi city in the months ahead. Every...
  • NOVEMBER 2 - The Stakes are Too High

    10/16/2004 11:25:10 AM PDT · by PowerPro · 17 replies · 724+ views
    "In that this will be my last comlumn before the presidential election, there will be no sarcasm, no attempts at witty repartee. The topic is too serious, and the stakes are too high. This November we will vote in the only election during our lifetime that will truly matter. Because America is at a once-in-a-generation crossroads, more than an election hangs in the balance. Down one path lies retreat, abdication and a reign of ambivalence. Down the other lies a nation that is aware of its past and accepts the daunting obligation its future demands. If we choose poorly, the...
  • Middle School Teacher In Trouble Over Presidential Photo?

    10/04/2004 8:22:17 PM PDT · by SALChamps03 · 11 replies · 1,384+ views
    WABC TV New York ^ | (Monmouth Junction-WABC, October 3, 2004) | By Ken Rosato
    You might say it is a symbol of the Great American Divide, a teacher putting up a picture of President Bush in the classroom. Some say it is partisanship while others say it is patriotism. Rita Bianco, Parent: "Children should know their president and their first lady!" Parents expressing outrage after a teacher is kicked out of her public school for hanging a picture of President Bush next to pictures of other presidents in her classroom. Shiba Pillai-Diaz, Teacher: "It happened on a small bulletin board near the American flag and also with a poster of the Declaration of Independence."...

    10/03/2004 4:49:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 938+ views
    AMERICA AT THE CROSS ROADS OF HISTORY When the terrorists attacked the United States on September 11th, 2001, it signaled that they were no longer satisfied to only attack US interests outside the United States. It signaled that they felt comfortable enough and were savvy enough to realize that the US is no longer a unified country, ethnically, socially, politically, or spiritually. Some may believe that it never was, and that comes from a lack of knowledge about the country. Of course, there were slaves, mostly black Africans, but there were also white slaves who bought passage to the New...

    10/22/2003 11:33:23 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 15 replies · 150+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 22, 2003 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    <p>In a scathing rebuke to his own party, Andrew Cuomo is charging that Democrats are "lost in time," often appear "bloodless, soulless and clueless," and have "fumbled" their role in the post-9/11 world. What's more, Cuomo is praising President Bush "for recognizing the challenge of 9/11 and rising to it."</p>

    10/22/2003 1:03:35 AM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 177+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/22/03 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    <p>October 22, 2003 -- ALBANY - In a scathing rebuke to his own party, Andrew Cuomo is charging that Democrats are "lost in time," often appear "bloodless, soulless and clueless," and have "fumbled" their role in the post-9/11 world. What's more, Cuomo is praising President Bush "for recognizing the challenge of 9/11 and rising to it."</p>