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  • Republicans go on attack—against others in GOP

    08/03/2013 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 3, 2013 11:01 PM EDT | David Espo
    The barbs are personal, the differences are multiplying among Republicans, a party divided over spending, foreign policy, a willingness to risk a government shutdown in order to defund the health care law and more. “I didn't start this one and I don’t plan on starting things by criticizing other Republicans,” Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said recently as he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie likened one another to various cuts of a butchered pig. “But if they want to make me the target, they will get it back in spades.” …
  • AP Fact Check: Gen. Shinseki 'Forced Into Retirement' By Bush Administration

    12/07/2008 7:27:03 PM PST · by infoguy · 12 replies · 1,158+ views ^ | 7 December 2008 | Dave Pierre
    A December 7, 2008, wire article by the Associated Press' David Espo falsely claims, "[Former Army chief of staff Gen. Eric] Shinseki was forced into retirement by the Bush administration after he said the original invasion plan for Iraq did not include enough troops." (President-elect Obama recently announced Gen. Shinseki would head the Veterans Affairs Department.)The truth? No such thing happened., among other sources, debunked this myth over four years ago.
  • DeLay to withdraw from congressional race

    08/08/2006 11:57:22 AM PDT · by SolidSupplySide · 150 replies · 3,803+ views
    AP ^ | Aug. 8, 2006, 1:51PM | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON — Dogged by scandal, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay intends to withdraw as a candidate for Congress, a Republican strategist said today, a step that would allow the party to field a write-in candidate in hopes of holding his seat. The development came one day after Texas Republicans lost a court battle in their bid to name a replacement candidate for DeLay on the November ballot. The strategist described DeLay's intentions on condition of anonymity, saying the former majority leader intended to make his own announcement. DeLay resigned his Houston-area seat in June and said he was switching...
  • John Kerry Challenges Bush Over Iraq War

    07/29/2004 5:19:12 PM PDT · by Gang of Five · 61 replies · 2,635+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 29 July 2004 | David Espo
    John Kerry Challenges Bush Over Iraq War 4 minutes ago Add Top Stories - AP to My Yahoo! By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent BOSTON - Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) challenged President Bush (news - web sites) over the war in Iraq (news - web sites) Thursday in the climactic speech of the Democratic National Convention and pledged an administration where "America never goes to war because we want to, we only go to war because we have to." "I defended this country as a young man and I will defend it as president," said the Massachusetts...