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  • Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate NRA and Elect Trump [seriesly not satire]

    04/04/2018 2:19:06 PM PDT · by Twotone · 55 replies
    Rolling Stone [aka High Times] ^ | April 2, 2018 | Tim Dickinson
    In November 2013, the president of the National Rifle Association, David Keene, was introduced as an honored guest at the conference of the Right to Bear Arms, a gun lobby in Moscow. "There are no peoples that are more alike than Americans and Russians," Keene said. "We're hunters. We're shooters. We value the same kinds of things." Keene underscored his friendship with Alexander Torshin, a top politician in the ruling party of Vladimir Putin; for the past three years, Keene said, "I've hosted your senator Alexander Torshin at the National Rifle Association's annual meetings." In words that now carry a...
  • John Bolton's Curious Appearance In A Russian Gun Rights Video (NRA-Russia Collusion)

    03/28/2018 9:37:42 AM PDT · by granada · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | March 22, 2018 | Tim Mak
    Incoming White House national security adviser John Bolton recorded a video used by the Russian gun rights group The Right to Bear Arms in 2013 to encourage the Russian government to loosen gun laws. The episode, which has not been previously reported, illustrates the common cause that Russian and American gun rights groups were forming in the years leading up to the 2016 election through former National Rifle Association President David Keene. Keene appointed Bolton to the NRA's international affairs subcommittee in 2011.
  • A big slush fund for the Clinton Foundation

    08/23/2016 1:52:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 22,2016 | By David Keene
    Hillary assures voters she’s done nothing wrong and won’t do it again Hillary Clinton, after learning there is a chance that hackers could release potentially embarrassing Clinton Foundation emails before the November elections, has announced that if she is elected president the foundation will no longer accept the foreign and corporate donations that have convinced all but her most loyal sycophants that she may well have been peddling influence to the highest bidder as secretary of state. It is as if Willie Sutton, after robbing enough banks to ensure a comfortable retirement, had announced that bankers and their depositors could...
  • Bozell Denounces CPAC: ‘No Conservative Should Have Anything to Do With This’

    02/25/2014 9:53:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 25, 2014 - 3:33 PM | Craig Bannister
    Media Research Center Pres. Brent Bozell today denounced the CPAC conference, saying “no conservative should have anything to do with this conference” because it is giving voice to groups, such as American Atheists, that attack conservative principles. […] “American Atheists is an organization devoted to the hatred of God. How on earth could CPAC, or the ACU and its board of directors, and Al Cardenas condone such an atrocity?” …
  • Nelson Mandela’s legacy

    12/07/2013 10:10:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2013 | David Keene, opinion editor of The Washington Times
    ...On his release, Mandela emerged as the one man who could bridge the racial gap in his country, sit down with the despised leaders of the white regime they sought to topple and come up with a deal that would turn the reins of power over to South Africa’s black majority while protecting many of the rights of the white minority and create the continents first real attempt at a successful multi-racial society. He made that deal and sold it to his people. To make the deal, he sat down with then-President F.W. de Klerk even before his release from...
  • New York Times weighs in on ‘vindictive’ recall of Colorado Dems

    07/27/2013 2:52:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:23 PM 07/26/2013 | Greg Campbell
    Two Democratic Colorado state senators who are facing recall elections on Sept. 10 got The New York Times’ endorsement Friday. The Gray Lady came out with an editorial calling the ballot-box showdown an important “barometer of whether the public, which repeatedly registers support for tougher gun controls in surveys, will show up at the ballot to defend politicians who bucked the gun lobby.” The editorial plainly characterized the recalls of Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron as a fight between common-sense politicians and “the reckless agenda” of the National Rifle Association, which it said Colorado has traditionally embraced....
  • NRA fundraising best in decade

    03/22/2013 3:09:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    The National Rifle Association’s fundraising pace continues to quicken amid fears of new restrictions on firearms, with the gun lobby’s political action committee posting its best single month of fundraising in more than a decade. The group raised nearly $1.6 million in February, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings posted Tuesday night. February’s numbers follow a $1.1 million haul in January.
  • The real reason why Pam Geller was not invited to CPAC

    03/03/2013 9:35:41 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | March 2nd, 2013
    their names are David Keene, Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan. It is Norquist who is blamed for getting Geller kicked off ... “ CPAC Shills For Islamic Terrorists.” . ... Grover Norquist’s troubling ties to Islamic supremacists and jihadists have been known for years. He and his Palestinian wife, Samah Alrayyes, who was director of communications for his Islamic Free Market Institute until they married in 2005, are very active in “Muslim outreach.” Just six weeks after 9/11, The New Republic ran an expose explaining how Norquist arranged for George W. Bush to meet with fifteen Islamic supremacists at the...
  • Liberals Call For Murder Of NRA President, Members & Repeal Of Second Amendment

    12/16/2012 8:15:55 AM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | december 15, 2012 | tim brown
    When I wrote yesterday about the liberals coming out against guns, I had no idea just how some people would react. What once would have been unthinkable to blast out into public seems to be becoming more normal via things like Twitter and Facebook. Below are a selection of Tweets that are clearly anti-Second Amendment and even calls for the murder of the National Rifle Association President David Keene, along with NRA members.
  • Former NRA director challenges reliability of candidate grades

    10/28/2012 1:12:13 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 3 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | David Codrea
    A spreadsheet created by a former member of the National Rifle Association board of directors points out numerous inconsistencies between how the powerhouse gun group rates political candidates as compared to their actual voting records and positions. Russ Howard, who resigned his position in 1997 following irreconcilable disputes with association management, including over its “Project Exile” partnership with federal law enforcement, has a long history of exposing disconnects between what NRA tells its members about candidates and what their actual records are, having characterized the more blatant examples as “Sleeping with the enemy” and urging “No more A grades for...
  • NRA's Keene: Americans Approve of Guns More Than Ever

    10/05/2012 10:42:29 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 Oct 2012 | Henry J. Reske and John Bachman
    The greatest accomplishment of supporters of the Second Amendment is the belief that “guns are cool,” National Rifle Association President David Keene tells Newsmax.TV. Keene, speaking to Newsmax at CPAC Colorado, said that Americans oppose gun laws and it’s not just the work of the NRA or of the Supreme Court ruling that the Second Amendment right to bear arms extends to individual Americans. “The greatest accomplishment of the believers of the Second Amendment today over a decade ago or more is that guns are cool,” he said. “That wasn’t the case before.” He noted that after a recent breakfast...
  • (Vanity Banglist) Free NRA Membership at Cabela's

    09/17/2011 4:48:10 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    Went to Cabela's today and they had a table set up in the front of the store for the NRA. The price was $25 (lowered from $35) and you also got a $25 Cabela's gift card, a hat, and the magazine. I let my membership lapse a few years ago but this was a no brainer to sign up for. Just a heads up for anyone going to Cabela's this weekend.
  • DeLay declares ‘victory’ in war on budget fat (2005)

    04/07/2011 7:05:48 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2005 | The Washington Times
    House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said yesterday that Republicans have done so well in cutting spending that he declared an “ongoing victory,” and said there is simply no fat left to cut in the federal budget. Mr. DeLay was defending Republicans’ choice to borrow money and add to this year’s expected $331 billion deficit to pay for Hurricane Katrina relief. Some Republicans have said Congress should make cuts in other areas, but Mr. DeLay said that doesn’t seem possible... Asked if that meant the government was running at peak efficiency, Mr. DeLay said, “Yes, after 11 years of Republican majority...
  • GOProud out at annual summit of conservatives

    02/14/2011 12:29:36 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 14, 2011 | WND
    GOProud, the advocacy organization for homosexuals that also portrays itself as "conservative," reportedly will be left out of the annual summit for conservatives in the United States, the CPAC meetings, next year. Its inclusion last year and this year by David Keene, the outgoing chief of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors the Conservative Political Action Conference, had prompted a long list of major players in the movement, including the Heritage Foundation, the Media Research Center, Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America, to boycott. That left Al Cardenas, the new chairman, promising just days ago a "comprehensive vetting...
  • New CPAC Head Distances Group From GOProud

    02/10/2011 5:43:55 PM PST · by kristinn · 12 replies
    FrumForum ^ | Thursday, February 10, 2011 | Tim Mak
    The new chair of the American Conservative Union, Al Cardenas, today distanced his organization from GOProud, telling FrumForum in an exclusive interview that “it’s going to be difficult to continue the relationship” with the gay conservative organization. The ACU, which annually organizes the Conservative Political Action Conference, has faced some criticism for including GOProud as a co-sponsor for the second year in a row. Socially conservative organizations have denounced the move, and the Heritage Foundation claimed that GOProud’s inclusion was part of their decision to opt-out. Cardenas, who was selected yesterday to replace outgoing chairman David Keene, told FrumForum that...
  • MAGILL: Defend CPAC from phony conservatives

    02/09/2011 8:23:41 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Scott Magill
    Many conservative organizations have chosen to boycott this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), but Veterans in Defense of Liberty will be there in force. Our group is going to CPAC to fulfill our sworn and solemn oath to “defend and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.” Unfortunately, the nation’s pre-eminent grass-roots conservative gathering has become a showcase for the enemies of the American tradition. The American Conservative Union‘s (ACU) board of directors, led by Grover Norquist, Suhail Khan and until he stepped down yesterday, David Keene, seems to have forgotten the constitutional grounding of American society....
  • Why Palin snubbed CPAC

    02/03/2011 12:27:59 PM PST · by onyx · 193 replies
    politico ^ | Updated: 2/3/11 2:04 PM EST | Andy Barr
    The news that Sarah Palin won’t be attending CPAC next week doesn’t come as much surprise. For those keeping score, she’s now been invited three times — and said no thanks each time. A Palin aide did not immediately return a request to explain why, but her reasoning is pretty evident. A Palin source bashed CPAC and its leader David Keene in an interview last year with POLITICO announcing that the former governor wouldn’t be attending – even though CPAC had listed her as an invited guest for the second year in a row. The source called the annual...
  • Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda

    01/19/2011 11:18:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2011 | Kelley Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- Allegations of a pro-gay takeover, boycotts, embezzlement and terrorist-loving board members. Sounds like a Hollywood version of a conspiracy thriller, but it's not. It's the buzz around this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation's single largest annual congregation of conservative leaders. Conservatives riding a new wave of momentum thanks to the strength of the Tea Party movement and big wins in the November midterm election should be riding high ahead of this year's CPAC,scheduled to take place in Washington on Feb. 10-13. But the conference, which has met for 38 years, has found itself beset by conflict...
  • A conservative civil war over the Conservative Political Action Conference

    01/08/2011 9:45:54 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2011 | BEN SMITH & BYRON TAU |
    Friction between parts of the social conservative and libertarian wings of the conservative movement has escalated into a shooting war in the run-up to the 28-year old Conservative Political Action Conference, with accusations of embezzlement (true), homosexuality (true), and creeping sharia (disputed) hurled against the 28-year old conservative institution. CPAC’s leaders respond that its foes’ real gripe is that it won’t give a platform to their lunatic conspiracy theories about presidential birth certificates (disputed). But however esoteric the disputes, the fracas has led to real-world repercussions: a move by a group of conservative figures to begin organizing a move to...
  • A conservative civil war over CPAC

    01/08/2011 9:41:24 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/08/2011 | Ben Smith and Byron Tau
    Friction between parts of the social conservative and libertarian wings of the conservative movement has escalated into a shooting war in the run-up to the 28-year old Conservative Political Action Conference, with accusations of embezzlement (true), homosexuality (true), and creeping sharia (disputed) hurled against the 28-year old conservative institution. CPAC’s leaders respond that its foes’ real gripe is that it won’t give a platform to their lunatic conspiracy theories about presidential birth certificates (disputed). ...Two of the heavyweight groups of the broader right, the Heritage Foundation and the Media Research Center, have dropped out of CPAC and are expected, planners...