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  • Rick Perry stops paying all of his staff as fundraising dries up

    08/10/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 105 replies
    WashPost ^ | 8-10-2015 | By Philip Rucker, Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune and Dan Balz
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign is no longer paying its staff because fundraising has dried up, while his cash-flush allied super PAC is preparing to expand its political operation to compensate for the campaign's shortcomings, campaign and super PAC officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation said late Monday. Perry, who has struggled to gain traction in his second presidential run, has stopped paying his staff at the national headquarters in Austin as well as in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to a Republican familiar with the Perry...
  • Perry calls Trump's comments a 'bullet' that hit veterans

    07/19/2015 11:39:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/15 | Tim Devaney
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry lashed out at fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday over “offensive” comments the real estate mogul made about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Trump questioned McCain’s status as a war hero over the weekend — but the gaffe could cost him with an important base of Republican voters: military veterans. Perry, who served in the Air Force, called Trump’s comments a “bullet that went through John McCain and hit a lot of us that were in the uniform of this country.” Trump taunted McCain on Saturday at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa....
  • Clinton Embraces a Proposal To Cut Immigration by a Third (1995)

    04/24/2015 5:38:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 8, 1995 | ROBERT PEAR
    The White House today welcomed a Federal advisory panel's recommendation to cut legal immigration by one-third. But the proposals met fierce opposition from Hispanic, Asian-American, Roman Catholic and Jewish groups, as well as from the National Association of Manufacturers. (SNIP) Representative Dick Armey, the Texas Republican who is the House majority leader, said: "The commission fails to tell us why we should so dramatically reduce legal immigration. It is long on recommendations, but short on analysis." He said the proposals were "a misguided attempt to make legal immigrants the scapegoats for America's problems."
  • Cantor-allied Young Guns Network urges non-Republicans to vote in Lugar race

    06/11/2014 2:46:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/12 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    I reported the other day that the Young Guns Network, a group led by two former top aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is spending $100,000 in the primary between Sen. Richard Lugar and state treasurer Richard Mourdock in a bid to protect the Indiana incumbent - and here's what some of that mail looks like. A lit piece that the YG Network dropped focuses, as they'd said it would, on energy policy - but it is targeted to non-Republicans, as it reminds voters that Indiana's GOP primary is an open one in which Democrats and independents can vote.
  • GOP Needs an Enema

    09/26/2013 8:32:23 PM PDT · by publius321 · 48 replies
    Dick Morris has been sending out e-mails claiming Tea Party conservatives are trying to commit political suicide by trying to defund obamacare... (video/Selfie)
  • No Escape: 'Serious' NYT Weiner Profile Includes Hilarious Joke

    04/10/2013 10:49:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 10, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    There is just no escape from the Weiner jokes. Apparently former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, granted the New York Times Magazine a long interview with the intent of preparing the public for a new post-tweet exposure scandal campaign for public office, most likely for New York mayor. However, if Weiner  thought he could put the scandal, and the jokes, behind him he would be wrong. Although the extended profile of over 8300 words written by Jonathan Van Meter was mostly sympathetic, it just couldn't resist repeating an absolutely hilarious Weiner joke as told by former DNC...
  • Senator’s wife sought Iowa institute

    01/03/2013 8:48:23 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    KSTP ^ | 1-3-13 | ap
    AP) IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa Board of Regents member worked behind the scenes to create a university institute honoring her husband, Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, and then pushed for its approval before two of the couple’s allies left the board, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press. The 2011 email from then-Iowa State University Provost Elizabeth Hoffman describes the top-secret process that Ruth Harkin and a small group of officials pursued in planning the Harkin Institute of Public Policy, which remains mired in controversy nearly two years later. It noted that an ethics scandal involving a...
  • Obscenities invade C-SPAN website during fiscal cliff coverage

    01/02/2013 5:54:14 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-2-13 | Alexis Levinson
    Someone is running amok at C-SPAN, the nonprofit network where political junkies get their kicks watching the inner workings of Congress. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, as most of the country partied away the first few hours of the 2013, anyone who was watching C-SPAN at 1:27 a.m., breathlessly waiting for the Senate to pass a deal on the fiscal cliff, would have seen a somewhat odd caption over Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin: “Just Plain Dick.” The caption was memorialized by Erin Skinner Cochran on Twitter, and reported by Jim Romenesko on his media blog.
  • (Video) Democrats will Never get the Blame When America Crumbles

    12/13/2012 7:12:23 AM PST · by publius321 · 6 replies
    Regarding the fantasies that there will be a day when a large percentage of voters will see the error of their ways, resulting in a mass defection of the Democrat Party...
  • Dick Armey quits FreedomWorks

    12/03/2012 7:45:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    wapo ^ | 12/3/12 | Rachel Weiner
    Former congressman Dick Armey has quit FreedomWorks, the conservative group he helped bring to national tea party prominence. Armey confirms that he wrote a letter to FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe on Nov. 30, resigning from the group, as first reported by Mother Jones. He told the Post that he does not know who leaked his resignation letter. “We accepted his letter of resignation and we wish him well,” FreedomWorks press secretary Jackie Bodnar said. “As I resign from all board positions and duties, please see below a list of dispositions on outstanding issues: I expect to be fully compensated through...
  • GOP Group: Sarah Palin IS Qualified to Serve in White House

    07/29/2012 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 96 replies
    The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama ^ | 07/29/12 | Lloyd Marcus
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 29, 2012 CONTACT: Ryan Gill at or (650) 678-7732 Palin's Qualifications to Serve in White House Should Not Be QuestionedLloyd Marcus, the Chairman of leading conservative group Campaign to Defeat Obama PAC released the following statement today in response to an ABC news report that former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized Sarah Palin’s qualifications to serve in the White House: “To suggest that Sarah Palin does not possess the necessary qualifications to serve in the White House is ridiculous on its face. Ever since she was selected in 2008 by the Republican party’s...
  • Durbin says Romney running from Bain 'like a scalded cat'

    07/15/2012 9:53:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 15, 2012 | By Tom Curry
    Democrats pressed their attack Sunday on Mitt Romney’s record as head of the investment firm Bain Capital in the 1990’s. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the Senate majority whip, asked on NBC’s Meet the Press, “Why is Mitt Romney running away from his company, Bain Capital, like a scalded cat? Because there’s abundant evidence that under Bain Capital they were exporting American jobs to low-wage countries and he doesn’t want to be associated with it.” Defending Romney’s record at Bain Capital, Romney campaign advisor Ed Gillespie told NBC’s David Gregory that outsourcing – U.S. companies setting up foreign operations to replace...
  • Dick Clark Dead at 82 'Massive Heart Attack'

    04/18/2012 1:01:05 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Dick Clark -- famed TV producer, and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" host -- died from a massive heart attack this morning ... TMZ has learned. Clark's rep tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John's hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the "massive" heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Clark was 82.
  • Oscar honors makeup master Dick Smith

    11/13/2011 5:39:43 PM PST · by FarmerVincent
    CBS News ^ | November 2011 | David Morgan
    Dick Smith applies makeup to Marlon Brando for his performance as Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972). Smith, one of the first makeup artists to win an Academy Award when the category of Best Makeup was introduced 30 years ago, has been a leading practitioner of his craft since joining NBC Television in 1945 as its first staff makeup artist. His experience in live television, and his mastery of old age makeups, led to a remarkable film career that includes such outstanding work as "The Godfather," "The Exorcist," "Little Big Man," and his Academy Award-winning old-age makeup designs on...
  • 0bama's uncommon scold (LAUGH ALERT)

    07/03/2011 11:36:56 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/03/11 | Clarence the Cross-eyed Page
    An MSNBC commentator is in the doghouse over a mildly obscene on-air criticism of President Barack Obama. Fair enough. But to me his language was less obscene than his suggestion that Obama was getting too uppity with GOP budget negotiators. Mark Halperin, a Time magazine columnist who often appears on the cable news channel as an analyst, was suspended indefinitely on Thursday after he described the president as a D-word that sounds like the short form of "Richard."
  • Get-to-work Obama suddenly uninterested in work. Turns down invitation to discuss debt limit.

    06/30/2011 11:55:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hoatir ^ | 06/30/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: Leading leaders and the leadership they display by meeting with leaders. New hotness: The worthlessness of leaders meeting leaders. Yesterday, Barack Obama insisted that leadership meant meeting with opponents and getting serious about finding compromise and making a deal: And I’ve got to say, I’m very amused when I start hearing comments about, well, the President needs to show more leadership on this. Let me tell you something. Right after we finished dealing with the government shutdown, averting a government shutdown, I called the leaders here together. I said we’ve got to get done — get this...
  • White House called MSNBC to complain about remark

    06/30/2011 11:44:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/11 | Sam Youngman
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that he called officials at MSNBC to convey to the cable station the administration's anger toward a remark made by an analyst Thursday morning. Washington was abuzz Thursday after longtime Washington journalist Mark Halperin used a profane term to describe President Obama's tone during Wednesday's press conference.
  • Mark Halperin suspended over Obama remark on Morning Joe (video)

    06/30/2011 8:30:49 AM PDT · by mmanager · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/11 | Politico
    MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin was suspended on Thursday by the cable network after he called President Obama “a dick” on a popular morning show and then quickly apologized. “I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin, who also is an editor-at large for Time, said on Morning Joe, referring to the President’s conduct during his press conference. Read more:
  • Anthony Weiner youtube song video "It's my D**k in a Tweet"

    06/05/2011 1:16:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/2/2011
    The title speaks for itself.
  • What's Sarah Doing?

    06/02/2011 10:07:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Dick Morris' Website ^ | June 1, 2011 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    What is Sarah Palin up to? She is touring the country in a campaign bus, appearing at campaign rallies, making campaign speeches, drawing campaign crowds. But, she insists, it’s no campaign. Or at least that she’s no candidate. In 1995, General Colin Powell paralyzed the Republican nominating process by flirting with running for president as he toured America signing his new book. He ultimately didn’t run, but he sold a lot of books and monopolized the nation’s attention for months in the autumn. In 2007, Barack Obama toured America signing books and used the tour to animate his image and...
  • [Major] Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies

    01/09/2011 5:45:33 PM PST · by srmanuel · 31 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 01/09/11 | Penn Live
    <p>Major Dick Winters made famous by the HBO mini-Series Band of Brothers has died after a long illnes.</p>
  • Andy Dick, stage provocateur

    12/16/2010 2:54:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 12/15/2010 | Hector Saldaña
    "Andy Dick's Stocking Stuffer Music & Comedy Show," Friday, Jack's Patio Bar, 3030 Thousand Oaks; doors at 7 p.m. $24-$30 at frontgatetickets.comYes, outrageous comedy provocateur Andy Dick is sharing the stage this weekend with One-Eyed Doll and Dick Wiggler. No, they are not one and the same person.“Andy Dick's Stocking Stuffer Music & Comedy Show” featuring Andy Dick and the Bitches of the Century hits Jack's Patio Bar on Friday. The lineup includes Dick's son, stand-up comedian Lucas Dick.Dick, 44, describes his long-running rock act (with guitarist Tim Walsh) as a fun, if more vulgar, vision of Laurie Anderson...
  • Give to the neediest House Candidates

    10/08/2010 5:09:55 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 18 replies ^ | Oct 8, 2010 | Dick Morris
    I am working directly in all of the races listed below (for free). They are all Republican House candidates running in Democratic districts. They all have a very good chance to win but very little money. Most have only recently come on the radar screen of the national GOP leadership and have not gotten the funding they need or could well use. But, before you go down the list, please donate to It is my effort to beat the 40 or so Democratic incumbents nobody targeted earlier in the year. We can beat most of them! I am doing...
  • 10 reasons we still love Total Recall 20 years later

    06/01/2010 6:43:40 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 64 replies · 1,502+ views
    SciFi Wire ^ | 06/01/10
    The year was 1990. The first President George Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev were ending the Cold War, while South Africa was ending apartheid. It was the year of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" and MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," and in the theaters, Home Alone was the top-grossing film of the year.
  • Blumenthal Awarded with Purple Heart, Green Clovers, and Blue Diamonds (satire)

    05/22/2010 12:14:41 PM PDT · by SvenWaring · 7 replies · 205+ views ^ | 5-22-2010 | Sven Waring
    Connecticut Attorney General and last year's Dance with the Stars winner, Sir Richard Blumenthal was awarded the prestigious Purple Heart with Green Clovers and Blue Diamonds. Blumenthal won the award during combat maneuvers years ago against Leprechauns. Often called, "The Forgotten War," Blumenthal and thousands of other delusional politicians were caught up in a overseas contingency operation against the Wee People. "I left a lot of fine men--brothers--back there on those faire fields," Blumenthal said. "I don't think I ever came back. At least a part of me is back there. Could you cue up that Billy Joel song. What...
  • Blumenthal's Claims About Having Served In Vietnam Being Challenged (Tricky Dicky presser at 2)

    05/18/2010 8:55:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 646+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 5/18/10 | Hartford Courant will live stream a 2 p.m. press conference by Richard Blumenthal to address questions about his military record during the Vietnam War. Republican candidate Rob Simmons, who is a Vietnam veteran, said that Blumenthal owes the public an explanation. "As someone who served, I respect Dick for wearing the uniform, but I am deeply troubled by allegations that he has misrepresented his service," Simmons said in a statement. "Too many have sacrificed too much to have their valor stolen in this way. I hope Mr. Blumenthal steps forward and forthrightly addresses the questions that have arisen about this matter."
  • Actor, comedian Andy Dick arrested in W.Va., charged with sexual abuse

    01/23/2010 12:51:57 PM PST · by SonnyBubba · 40 replies · 1,823+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2010 | The Associated Press
    Actor and comedian Andy Dick has been charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse in West Virginia. Dick was arraigned Saturday afternoon in Cabell County Magistrate Court. Court documents say Dick is accused of grabbing a bouncer's crotch earlier in the morning at the Rum Runners bar in Huntington. Magistrate Patty Verbage Spence set bail at $60,000.
  • Newsweek: Why Dick Cheney Should Run in 2012

    12/01/2009 12:59:43 PM PST · by caddystacks · 71 replies · 1,377+ views
    Newsweek ^ | December 7, 2009 | Jon Meacham
    I think we should be taking the possibility of a Dick Cheney bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 more seriously, for a run would be good for the Republicans and good for the country. (The sound you just heard in the background was liberal readers spitting out their lattes.) Why? Because Cheney is a man of conviction, has a record on which he can be judged, and whatever the result, there could be no ambiguity about the will of the people. The best way to settle arguments is by having what we used to call full and frank...
  • Dick Cheney is my hero.

    05/21/2009 8:57:50 AM PDT · by ILikeBourbon · 38 replies · 1,199+ views
    I just got through listening to Dick Chenery's rebuttal to Obama's speech. He is my hero. That is all.
  • Lugar signs off on Iraq ambassador nomination

    03/17/2009 5:26:23 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies · 352+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-03-17 | Anne Flaherty
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran diplomat Christopher Hill on Tuesday won the support of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar to become the next U.S. ambassador to Iraq, even as other GOP senators bluntly urged President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination. Lugar's backing is considered crucial to Hill's nomination because it would provide other moderate GOP senators political cover to vote for him. Indiana's Lugar is the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee and widely respected on foreign policy matters. A confirmation hearing was planned for March 25.
  • Is anyone else hearing voices?

    03/16/2009 6:10:12 PM PDT · by publius321 · 67 replies · 2,204+ views
    Maybe it's just my TV but I'm hearing people talk as though it were a phone conversation through my TV set during Hannity's show. Anyone else hearing that? Could be coming from the control room I suppose.
  • Durbin, Sauerberg to debate twice

    09/20/2008 12:36:37 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 323+ views ^ | September 18, 2008 |
    CHICAGO - Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and his Republican challenger, Dr. Steve Sauerberg, have two debates scheduled before the November election. First, the two will appear Oct. 6 on WTTW-TV's "Chicago Tonight" program. Then, there will be a radio debate Oct. 9 from Knox College in Galesburg sponsored by the Illinois Radio Network. Sauerberg, a physician from the Chicago suburbs, faces an uphill battle to try to unseat Durbin. Durbin is the Senate's second-highest ranking Democrat and he has far more campaign cash, according to the latest federal filings.
  • Obama Has Chosen!

    08/22/2008 7:43:35 PM PDT · by humblegunner · 33 replies · 529+ views
    Psychic Network ^ | 8/22/08 | humblegunner
    OBAMA HAS CHOSEN. ALL HAIL THE VICE MESSIAH. Obama has just sent me the Holy Text Message and I present to you: The Official Running Mate and Vice Messiah: Dick The Albino Bowler The legend began on a crisp October night in 1974, at a small 12-lane alley just outside of Roundlake, Illinois. League night was winding down and, as usual, some of the guys decided to stick around and roll a few games for money. About midway through the first game, the doors swung wide open and a pale figure with a bowling bag stood in the doorway. He...
  • Fascinating Conversation With Dick Morris

    08/14/2008 9:00:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 59 replies · 240+ views
    Dick Morris was on Hannity and Colmes earlier tonight. He was talking about the DNC Convention and how the Clinton's are taking it over. Hillary, Bill and Chelsea have all been given speaking roles. In addition.. Hillary has hired a video production team to make a movie about her candidacy. Colmes: This is an attempt to unite the party. Hillary Clinton folks along with the Barack Obama campaign got together and mutually decided to do this. Morris: Yeah like Georgia and Russia mutually decided that they would cede those two provinces. Colmes: I don't think that.. Morris: Obama had every...
  • Andy Dick Arrested

    07/16/2008 11:52:12 AM PDT · by Tarantulas · 7 replies · 232+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 16, 2008 | The Smoking Gun
    JULY 16--Comedian Andy Dick was arrested this morning by California cops on drug and sexual battery charges. Dick, 42, was nabbed around 2 AM in a Riverside County parking lot after he allegedly groped the breasts of a 17-year-old girl and then pulled the teen's tank top and bra down, exposing her breasts (the incident occurred outside the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant). During a search of Dick, police discovered a small amount of marijuana in his pants pocket and a single Xanax pill for which he did not have a prescription. An "extremely intoxicated" Dick was booked into the Southwest...
  • Bridges Burned in U.S., Political King Maker Hits Africa

    11/20/2007 3:17:14 PM PST · by JRochelle · 3 replies · 104+ views
    The Blotter ^ | 11/20/2007 | Dana Hughes
    Political consultant Dick Morris, who rose to prominence as a key adviser for President Bill Clinton and then fell from grace after a scandal involving a prostitute, has surfaced as a political consultant in an unlikely place -- Kenya. Leading presidential candidate Raila Odinga has brought Morris on as a consultant to help him beat incumbent President Mwai Kibaki in next month's elections. Last week Morris arrived in Kenya on a tourist visa and held a press conference saying he believed Odinga was poised to win the election. "I think the reason is he has a clear reputation for courage...
  • Is Hillary vs. Rudy Inevitable? [latest Dick Morris column]

    10/31/2007 10:10:27 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 44 replies · 95+ views ^ | 31 Oct 07 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    What if the current polls in Iowa are the final result? What if Romney wins in Iowa and then comes in first again in New Hampshire? What if Giuliani stumbles badly in Iowa and finishes fourth? What if Huckabee surges and finishes second in Iowa? What if Fred Thompson makes an unimpressive third-place finish there? And, on the Democratic side, what if Hillary only narrowly beats Obama in the first caucus state? With two months to go before the Iowa caucus, everything can change, and probably will, but it is worth speculating on what the impact will be if things...
  • Caption this Photo - Dick Morris meets Fred Thompson

    09/24/2007 1:34:10 PM PDT · by Fred · 49 replies · 122+ views ^ | 092409 | na
  • Dick Morris doesn't like Fred Thompson

    09/21/2007 8:57:06 AM PDT · by Fred · 95 replies · 146+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/21/07 | Ray Robison
    The onetime ultimate D.C insider, Dick Morris recently brandished the allegation that Fred Thompson is awkward in answering questions. What a hoot coming from the guy that Chris Matthews kicked off the air and out of the Hardball studio -- probably the only guy ever to receive such treatment from Matthews -- for defaming Catholicism. But aside from the pot calling the kettle black issue, Morris accidentally put his finger on the thing that middle Americans get about Thompson which beltway insiders don't: substance over image and the difference between the two. Morris finds fault with Thompson because: * He...
  • Durbin's Remarks to the Center for National Policy: "No More Blank Checks for Iraq"

    09/08/2007 2:29:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 39 replies · 729+ views
    United States Senator,Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin ^ | September 7, 2007 | United States Senator,Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) delivered the following remarks to the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C., on Friday, September 7, 2007: “No More Blank Checks for Iraq” I want to thank CNP President Tim Roemer for that generous introduction. I also want to thank Tim, and CNP executive director Joy Drucker, for inviting me to join you today. I understand that CNP Chairman Peter Kovler is out of town.  Not only is Peter a great chairman, he is also a friend, a University of Chicago graduate, and a member, with me, of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.   The...
  • Wadhams: Democrats Didn't win, Republicans Lost

    06/27/2007 1:36:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 811+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2007
    Republicans themselves brought on the whipping they suffered in the 2006 elections, Colorado state GOP chairman Dick Wadahms said in appearances in Montana. "I don't think Democrats really won the 2006 elections," said Wadhams, who spoke to the Montana Republican Party convention ... "They were just standing there. We didn't deserve to win in 2006." Wadhams is a former campaign director and staff member for Conrad Burns, who represented Montana... Republicans lost in 2006 because they forfeited their claim to fiscal responsibility, "mishandled the ethical lapses" ... Wadhams, 51, has won more campaigns than he's lost, but he lost a...
  • Democrats Outraged Scooter Libby did whatever it is that He Did

    03/30/2007 8:04:37 AM PDT · by CardShark · 31 replies · 186+ views
    Underneath Politics ^ | March 28, 2007 | Underneath Politics
    Washington - Democrats across the country were outraged after Vice President Dick Cheney's former Chief of Staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was convicted for committing whatever crime Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had charged him of committing, Underneath Politics has learned. "It makes me sick," said long time Democratic voter Betty Granath. "To think he did what it is that he did is beyond comprehension. How could he betray the trust of the American people like that? I haven't been this outraged since that Florida lady (Katherine Harris) did whatever it is that she did to help George W. Bush illegally win...
  • R.I. Senator May Leave Republican Party

    11/10/2006 5:20:54 PM PST · by TheDoctorNoh · 68 replies · 1,402+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 9, 2006 | Michelle R. Smith
    Two days after losing a bid for a second term, Sen. Lincoln Chafee said he was unsure whether he would remain a Republican. Chafee lost to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse in a race seen as a referendum on President Bush and the GOP. On Thursday, he was asked whether he would stick with the Republican Party or become an independent or Democrat.
  • Rep. Harold Ford Jr. Wins Today’s DICK Award

    10/07/2006 11:55:30 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 17 replies · 893+ views / BlogWonks ^ | October 07, 2006 | Vox Populi, Doug Powers
    Washington DC — Oct. 7, 2006: Today’s winner of the ”Deceptively Inept Congressional Kingdom” award (DICK), which honors those who put the “con” in “congress,” goes to Tennessee Representative Harold Ford, Jr. “Congressman Ford exemplifies the qualities we’re looking for in a DICK,” said DICK Chairman Stan Neibaum. “Representative Ford, for going around saying he’s a lawyer when in fact he does have a law degree but has never even passed the BAR exam has made him a major DICK contender for a long time.” “It’s not necessarily about breaking the law,” Neibaum continued after being asked to further...
  • A historic day in the life of President Bush (9/10/06): photographic remembrance of 9/11/06

    09/10/2006 4:23:55 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 253 replies · 6,809+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush, and the American people, begin observances of the 5th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks. Excerpt from the AP story by JENNIFER LOVEN, as published on Yahoo News a short time ago. Bush, wife lay wreaths at ground zeroNEW YORK -- President Bush and his wife Laura stood in somber silence on Sunday after laying wreaths at the ground zero site where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood. They honored the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on a tour that will take them to...
  • The Cheney presidency (Boston Globe Dribble)

    08/26/2006 7:49:05 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 40 replies · 1,023+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 26, 2006 | Robert Kuttner
    The Cheney presidency By Robert Kuttner | August 26, 2006 GEORGE W. BUSH has been faulted in some quarters for taking an extended vacation while the Middle East festers. It doesn't much matter; the man running the country is Vice President Dick Cheney. Alerts When historians look back on the multiple assaults on our constitutional system of government in this era, Cheney's unprecedented role will come in for overdue notice. Cheney's shotgun mishap, when he accidentally sprayed his host with birdshot, has gotten more media attention than has his ...p>
  • Dick ‘Turban’ Durbin Cares More For Bugs Than Soldiers

    07/11/2006 4:17:49 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 23 replies · 901+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 7/11/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    My son went away to Iraq with the Illinois National Guard, last week. I, the proud papa of one of our brave men in uniform, stood in the bleachers at the General Richard L. Jones Armory in downtown Chicago on the morning of July 3rd watching as the boys of the 178th Infantry battalion (MPs) presented themselves to their relatives and Chicago’s media for the last time before they leave for duty in Iraq. Republican candidate for governor, Judy Barr Topinka, was present and stayed for a while shaking hands and wishing the soldiers well. Every single TV news outlet...
  • A Casa Divided

    07/08/2006 3:55:16 PM PDT · by jennivinson · 4 replies · 507+ views
    1440 KEYS AM radio ^ | July 8, 2006 | Jenni Vinson Trejo
    A Casa Divided By Jenni Vinson Trejo July 8, 2006 The 2006 Presidential election in Mexico has come and gone. In March of this year, I wrote an editorial entitled, “The Why Of It All”, about how this election in Mexico was affecting America. We had a vested interest in watching out for who would be our neighbor’s next leader since one of the candidates, Andrés Manuel López Obrador is a staunch Communist. I asserted then that Lopez-Obrador is allied and supported by Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Fidel Castro of Cuba. Having Lopez-Obrador win the Presidency in Mexico could...
  • USA Today Reporter a Democratic Donor; Phone Company Demands Retraction ( Another Rathergate ? )

    05/19/2006 1:18:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 2,043+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Rich Noyes
    Leslie Cauley, the USA Today reporter who last week “broke” the news that three major U.S. telecommunications companies were assisting the National Security Agency in building a database to more easily track any communications by potential terrorists, is listed as a donor to former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt... A search found a listing for "writer and journalist" Leslie Cauley, indicating she gave $2,000 to Gephardt on June 30, 2003, when Gephardt was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. And that seems not to be her only tie to Democratic politics ... Cauley's link to a Democratic campaign seems likely...
  • Cheney acknowledges poor public image

    05/02/2006 9:26:32 PM PDT · by gwb43_2004 · 32 replies · 623+ views
    US Vice President Dick Cheney said he knows he has a poor public image but did not see the need to spend time improving it. In an interview with Vanity Fair Magazine, he also said he has no doubts the United States did "what needed to be done" in Iraq and he rejected the caricature of him as the power behind the throne. "I think we have created a system that works for this president and for me, in terms of my ability to be able to contribute and participate in the process," he said. Polls have shown Cheney's popularity...