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  • Clinton v. Obama: The Lawsuit (Will Florida Supreme Court decide who is the Dem Nominee?)

    02/11/2008 12:21:44 AM PST · by bshomoic · 32 replies · 1,271+ views
    WSJ ^ | 2/11 | Ted Olson
    . . . Imagine that as the convention approaches, Sen. Clinton is leading in the popular vote, but Sen. Obama has the delegate lead. Surely no one familiar with her history would doubt that her take-no-prisoners campaign team would do whatever it took to capture the nomination, including all manner of challenges to Obama delegates and tidal waves of litigation. [Barack Obama] Indeed, it has already been reported that Sen. Clinton will demand that the convention seat delegates from Michigan and Florida, two states whose delegates have been disqualified by the party for holding January primaries in defiance of party...
  • Clinton Secretly Visits Edwards; Obama Next

    02/10/2008 6:14:13 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 68 replies · 98+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 10, 2008 3:43 PM | Eloise Harper and Sunlen Miller
    ABC News has learned that Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., met with former Sen. John Edwards secretly at his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Thursday. Clinton's rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Illionis Sen. Barack Obama will meet with Edwards on Monday, sources say. Clinton initially told reporters that she was not asking for Edwards' endorsement immediately after he got out of the race. Yesterday, speaking in Lewiston. Maine Clinton said "I'll ask John Edwards to help with anything I do in the White House." This would be an important endorsement for Clinton to secure, and is essential enough...
  • The Influence of Socialism on the Democratic Party.

    02/10/2008 9:44:05 AM PST · by datura · 43 replies · 1,136+ views
    Once again with the election cycle, it's time to remind everyone of just what our "progressive" DemonRats really stand for. The Democratic Socialists of America are indeed the US branch of the Socialist International Party, which is in turn a chapter of the World Communist Party. I have posted the link to their web site - and cordially suggest that if you have the time, please go there and actually read the drivel posted there. Yes, you will need a large lawn leaf sized barf bag to get through it. The scary part is that they have over 70 members...
  • Who would be worse for National Security and Foreign Policy: Hillary or Obama?

    02/09/2008 1:45:37 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 81 replies · 102+ views
    2-9-08 | VANITY
    I have my opinion. What is yours?
  • McCain draws 350 in Wichita appearance

    02/08/2008 4:14:26 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies · 161+ views
    WICHITA EAGLE ^ | 08 FEBRUARY 2008 | KANSAS.COM
    Flanked by Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, John McCain pledged to never to surrender in Iraq and said he would open all the world's markets to Wichita's aviation industry. In his speech to about 350 people, he also invoked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's name several times, in an apparent effort to draw in undecided voters who had supported Romney. McCain's visit to a large hanger near Mid-Continent Airport came just hours after his primary competition, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke in a hanger on the other side of the city. While McCain has a sizable lead, McCain said "it...
  • Five Reasons Clinton Should Be Worried

    02/07/2008 4:48:10 PM PST · by jdm · 38 replies · 89+ views
    Politico via CBS News ^ | Feb. 07, 2008 | Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen
    Hillary Clinton survived a Super Tuesday scare. But there are five big reasons the former first lady should be spooked by the current trajectory of the campaign. Longtime Clinton friends say she recognizes the peril in careening between near-death primary night experiences and small-bore victories. Although the friends did not have details, they believe she may go ahead with the campaign shake-up she had been planning just before her surprise victory in New Hampshire. Her team is girding for trench warfare, telling reporters that the nomination will not be decided until at least the Pennsylvania primary on April 22, if...
  • McCain cancels Brown meeting (British PM)

    02/06/2008 6:29:33 PM PST · by bshomoic · 3 replies · 54+ views
    John McCain, the Republican frontrunner in the race for the White House, today abruptly cancelled a trip to Europe that would have involved dropping in on Gordon Brown. Brown's spokesman announced this morning that McCain would visit No 10 on Friday, though he stressed that this did not imply any prime ministerial endorsement of the Arizona senator. McCain yesterday solidified his status as favourite to win the Republican nomination by winning nine of 22 states in yesterday's Super Tuesday primaries. He leads his nearest rival, Mitt Romney, in the delegate count 570 to 251. But later in the day, McCain...
  • Republicans for "choice" now back John McCain, their 2nd choice

    02/06/2008 6:12:06 PM PST · by Sun · 41 replies · 43+ views
    "Fasten your seat belts... As moderate and conservative pro-choice Republicans are we happy with the results of the Florida primary? Yes and no. Our first choice, Rudy Giuliani, did not win. He ran a campaign with a risky strategy and it didn't work. But our number two choice did win...John McCain. McCain came in second in a survey of our membership. While he is personally "pro life" he has time and again reached out and worked with people across the spectrum. We know we can work with him to create common ground that will allow moderates and conservatives to come...
  • Is Real Threat Al-Qaida Or Congress?

    12/15/2007 10:40:49 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 39 replies · 140+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 14, 2007 | Editorial
    National Security: After getting little done all year because it was too busy playing politics, Congress' year-end priority is to make fighting the global war on terror as difficult as possible. A jihadist couldn't ask for more. President Bush promises to veto legislation not containing immunity from lawsuits for telecom firms who cooperate with the U.S. government in terrorist surveillance. Apparently spoiling for a fight, the House passed a bill without such immunity. It also legislated to prohibit the CIA from using waterboarding and other tough interrogation methods on suspected terrorists. Democrats also want to block 70% percent of the...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee Begins Review of Destroyed CIA Tape Trail (SIC already knew)

    12/07/2007 6:37:35 PM PST · by tobyhill · 29 replies · 158+ views
    fox news ^ | 12/7/2007 | fox news
    WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee has begun an investigation into the destruction of CIA tapes made during the interrogation of two terror suspects. The CIA said Thursday it destroyed the tapes because of concerns that its agents could be put at risk. Democrats on Friday also made loud calls for the new Justice Department chief, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, to look into whether the CIA violated any laws by tossing the tapes, which reportedly featured interrogators using harsh methods. It is not known if the tapes showed interrogators using the method known as waterboarding, which is widely believed to...
  • Biden: Impeachment if Bush bombs Iran

    11/29/2007 6:16:51 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 119 replies · 1,271+ views
    Seacostonline.com (excerpt) ^ | November 28, 2007 | Adam Leech
    Excerpt - PORTSMOUTH — Presidential hopeful Delaware Sen. Joe Biden stated unequivocally that he will move to impeach President Bush if he bombs Iran without Congressional approval. Biden spoke in front of a crowd of approximately 100 at a Seacoast Media Group forum Thursday, which focused on the Iraq War and foreign policy. When an audience member expressed fear of another war with Iran, he said he does not typically engage in threats, but had no qualms about issuing a direct warning to the oval office. “The President has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran and if he does, as...
  • Liar, Liar (Pants On Fire)

    11/28/2007 7:06:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 56+ views
    IBD ^ | November 27, 2007
    Politics: Hoping to improve his co-president's chances in Iowa, Slick Willie says he was against Iraq from the beginning. So just who signed the Iraq Liberation Act? Millard Fillmore?Speaking in Muscatine, Iowa, on Tuesday, William Jefferson Clinton uttered perhaps the mother of all falsehoods when he tried to explain that wealthy people such as himself should pay more taxes in time of war. Rewriting history, Clinton said: "Even though I approved of Afghanistan and opposed Iraq from the beginning, I still resent that I was not asked or given the opportunity to support those soldiers." First, let us repeat our...
  • Fund Our Troops in Iraq

    11/27/2007 10:05:21 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 12 replies · 161+ views
    Charleston Post & Courier ^ | 11-28-07 | Editorial
    Fund our troops in Iraq Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Sometimes it is hard to tell fantasy from reality on Capitol Hill. Take the question of Iraq war funding, where Democratic "experts" on defense seem to living in cloud-cuckoo land, arguing against the facts that the Defense Department has enough funds to fight the war in Iraq without further congressional action. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., used that argument this week to justify recent House action tying any new appropriation to a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, a position rightly rejected by President Bush. As a result, the Defense Department announced last...
  • Hillary Clinton's Radical Summer -A Season of Love and Leftists

    11/26/2007 1:48:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies · 650+ views
    Hillary Clinton's Radical Summer A Season of Love and Leftists BY JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun November 26, 2007 URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/66933 OAKLAND, Calif. — In a life marked largely by political caution, one entry on Senator Clinton's résumé stands out: her clerkship in 1971 at one of America's most radical law firms, Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein. One partner at the firm, Doris Walker, was a Communist Party member at the time. Another partner, Robert Treuhaft, had left the party in 1958, several years after being called before the House Un-American Activities Committee and labeled as one of...
  • What I received from my so called representative

    11/19/2007 9:19:53 PM PST · by paul51 · 11 replies · 65+ views
    Email from my "rep"My so called rep bragging about his cowardly work
    On Tuesday I voted to end the war in Iraq. Finally, the House of Representatives passed a bill that provides money solely for the purpose of withdrawing our troops from Iraq. Though the bill, HR 4156, must leap high hurdles in the Senate and again at the White House, I am proud to have cast my vote to get out of Iraq and bring home our troops. The bill passed 218-203 and joining me in this vote were my strong anti-war colleagues such as Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Lynn Woolsey. The majority of 'no' votes were cast by Republican...
  • Slouching Towards Disaster - The Democrats' immigration time-bomb.

    11/16/2007 9:45:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 649+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/16/2007 | Dean Barnett
    AS THE DEMOCRATS brought their weary road show to Vegas tonight, most analysts suspected that Hillary Clinton would get a mulligan on the illegal immigration question that she botched so badly at their last tussle. It played out as expected. Right out of the box, Campbell Brown asked the candidates about illegal immigration. Rather than focus on their own purported solutions to the crisis, they collectively decided to focus their ire on George W. Bush for not solving the problem first. This has become the default refrain for Democrats when they have nothing to say or no real means of...
  • Krauthammer: Our alliances not in disarray Someone better tell Democrats

    11/16/2007 4:02:54 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 14 replies · 45+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 16, 2007 | Charles Krauthammer
    When the Democratic presidential candidates pause from beating Hillary with a stick, they join in unison to pronounce the Democratic pieties, chief among which is that George Bush has left our alliances in ruins. As Clinton puts it, we have “alienated our friends,” must “rebuild our alliances” and “restore our standing in the world.” That’s mild. The others describe Bush as having a scorched-earth foreign policy that has left us reviled and isolated in the world. The Democrats are living in what Bob Woodward would call a state of denial. Do they not notice anything? -- snip -- And it...
  • Analysis(CNN): Clinton makes a recovery in Las Vegas debate

    11/16/2007 2:38:46 AM PST · by johnny7 · 59 replies · 258+ views
    CNN ^ | 11-16-2007 | By Mark Preston
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton stepped into the ring Thursday in this city known for prize fights, successfully beating back an onslaught of punches thrown from the left and right as her opponents sought to rattle the front-runner seven weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
  • House Approves Broad Protections for Gay Workers [Employment Nondiscrimination Act]

    11/08/2007 2:26:08 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 30 replies · 189+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 8, 2007 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 — The House on Wednesday approved a bill granting broad protections against discrimination in the workplace for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals, a measure that supporters praised as the most important civil rights legislation since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 but that opponents said would result in unnecessary lawsuits. The bill, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, is the latest version of legislation that Democrats have pursued since 1974. Representatives Edward I. Koch and Bella Abzug of New York then sought to protect gay men and lesbians with a measure they introduced on the fifth anniversary of...
  • Obama Irritated by Internet Photo

    11/08/2007 1:30:09 AM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 73 replies · 2,806+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, November 7, 2007; 6:23 PM | The Associated Press
    Obama Irritated by Internet Photo The Associated Press Wednesday, November 7, 2007; 6:23 PM BURLINGTON, Iowa -- Barack Obama complained on Wednesday about an Internet photo that claims the Democratic presidential candidate didn't hold his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance. "This is so irritating," Obama said when asked about the photo in Muscatine, Iowa.
  • Clinton puts her war room on attack

    11/04/2007 1:24:44 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 110 replies · 228+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/4/2007 | Sarah Baxter
    The “war room”, the hub of attack, counter-attack and spin which was at the heart of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns in the 1990s, has swung back into action with renewed force after Hillary Clinton was bloodied by her rivals for the first time in a debate last week. With so few stumbles on the road to the presidential nomination, her war room has barely been needed until now but it has quietly been prepared for the moment when she trips up. It was Hillary Clinton who invented the war room during her husband’s campaign and she has developed her own...
  • Stop the Insanity: No War With Iran (Bill Richardson)

    11/01/2007 2:51:48 PM PDT · by johnny7 · 31 replies · 71+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11-01-2007 | Gov. Bill Richardson
    It is a tragedy that in the midst of one failed war in Iraq, George Bush and Dick Cheney are pushing a second front of failure and gearing up to attack Iran. The "unilateral sanctions" recently imposed will hurt diplomatic progress in the region, and I find it disconcerting that so many Democrats supported President Bush in his saber-rattling.
  • Clinton wears GOP hate as badge of honor

    10/30/2007 11:18:38 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 44 replies · 111+ views
    politico.com ^ | 10/31/2007 | Ben Smith
    Republican loathing for Hillary Clinton used to be viewed as her Achilles' heel. But Tuesday night in Philadelphia, she wore Republican hate as a badge of honor, fending off her Democratic rivals' sharpest attacks yet by casting herself as a kind of partisan warrior queen. Barack Obama, pressed for weeks by his donors and by the media to take on Clinton more directly, came out swinging against her, moving from uncertainty to a more confident criticism. She parried an early blow from him, an accusation that she is too close to President Bush and his party on Iran. "I don’t...
  • Terrorists: Vote Hillary; Kill Rudy

    10/27/2007 8:40:41 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 76 replies · 201+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/26/2007 | Deroy Murdock
    Senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is gaining fans, even on the West Bank. “I hope Hillary is elected in order to have the occasion to carry out all the promises she is giving regarding Iraq,” said Ala Senakreh, West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a Palestinian terror group. “President Clinton wanted to give the Palestinians 98 percent of the West Bank territories. I hope Hillary will move a step forward and will give the Palestinians all their rights.”Senakreh and other top Islamo-fascists want Hillary in the Oval Office. These mass murders also have “gone negative.” They...
  • Democrats are at it again

    10/26/2007 2:30:03 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 12 replies · 34+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    Once again Democrats are demonstrating how they plan to "support" the men and women putting their lives on the line to fight jihadists in Iraq, and once again they are doing it by jeopardizing funding for the war. Currently, military operations are being funded through a stopgap appropriations bill that expires Nov. 16...
  • Dear douglas - good grief, now John Grisham is begging for Hillary....books will be going away

    09/29/2007 9:54:10 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies · 76+ views
    the beast's website; email to me ^ | 9-29-07 | a Hillary hack
    I am really getting tired of these messages. Now, I get one from John Grisham. This is heartbreaking, but as it gets a little cooler here at night, I may have to use some books to start the firewood. That is not censorship. It is my property and I can do with it what I wish. No, I guess it really would be better to sell them and give the money to Fred or Duncan.
  • Exclusive: Dem Rep To Introduce House Resolution Condemning Rush Limbaugh On Monday

    09/29/2007 1:40:32 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 141 replies · 283+ views
    TPM Election Central ^ | eptember 28, 2007 | Greg Sargent
    I've just learned that Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO) will be introducing a resolution in the House of Representatives on Monday condemning Rush Limbaugh for his "phony soldiers" remark. This is significant because it has the potential to dramatically up the stakes in this fight. If the Democratic leadership allows it to go for a vote, it will force all the Republicans in the House to either vote for it, against it, or skip the vote -- and to pass judgment on the powerful conservative talk show host's contention that troops who don't support President Bush's war policies are "phony soldiers."...
  • Speaker Pelosi Determines "Christianity Has Not Been Harmed" by S&M Last Supper Mockery

    09/28/2007 3:08:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies · 172+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/28/07 | John-Henry Westen
    SAN FRANCISCO, September 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Following the discovery of an ad for a sadomasochistic street parade in San Francisco which mocked the Last Supper replacing Christ and His Apostles with leather-clad (and unclad) homosexuals, Concerned Women for America (CWA) and other groups called on California legislators to denounce the anti-Christianity.  Rather than denounce the ad, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has derisively dismissed any concerns. Drew Hammill, Pelosi's press secretary, responded to media questions on the offensive ad saying, "As a Catholic, the speaker is confident that Christianity has not been harmed." The offensive ad was put together by...
  • In South Texas, Pelosi slams border fence, praises Dream Act

    09/28/2007 3:40:10 AM PDT · by Baladas · 30 replies · 129+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2007 | Associated Press
    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a plan to build fencing along parts of the United States-Mexico border is a "terrible idea" that overlooks local communities. The California Democrat says she's always been against the fence. She made the comments during her trip to the Rio Grande Valley for the sixth annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week conference hosted by the University of Texas-Pan American. The Department of Homeland Security this week announced plans to erect about 370 miles of fencing and 200 miles of vehicle barriers along the U.S. border by the end of 2008....
  • Video: Wesley Clark Implies Troops ‘Bust Down’ Doors And ‘Rough Up’ Women

    09/20/2007 12:24:21 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 39 replies · 248+ views
    Appearing on ‘The Daily Show’, Wesley Clark compared our troops in Iraq to “space invaders” who “bust down your doors and rough up your women and throw you on the ground.” Sounds exactly like what John Kerry said two years ago. Transcript: WESLEY CLARK: But if you didn’t have those rules of engagement, like we had in some units at the outset where you just sort of knocked on doors and roughed people up. Well, look, I mean, in America, think of how it would be. I’m from Arkansas, but think of how it would be anywhere in the...
  • Why won't Bush admit mistakes? (ANDREW GREELEY TAKES A WEAK SLAP AT BILLY GRAHAM)

    09/19/2007 3:59:03 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 11 replies · 143+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2007 | ANDREW GREELEY
    Last week was a strange one. The commander in chief, the president of the United States, took refuge behind a military field commander to achieve credibility with the American people. Through constant repetition of his name, almost an invocation, George Bush built up Gen. David Petraeus as the man who finally found a strategy that would work in Iraq. Because he said it would work, therefore, it had worked. Robert Draper's Dead Certain, a sympathetic portrait of the Bush presidency, reports that the president had insisted to his chief of staff Andrew Card up to the time of Card's resignation...
  • At Iowa Event, Clinton Vows Pre-Inauguration Diplomatic Push [The era of cowboy diplomacy is over]

    09/17/2007 1:42:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 964+ views
    At Iowa Event, Clinton Vows Pre-Inauguration Diplomatic Push By Anne E. Kornblut and Dan Balz Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, September 17, 2007; A02 INDIANOLA, Iowa, Sept. 16 -- Appearing Sunday at a mini-Democratic convention of sorts in a field, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton declared that if she is elected she will not wait until her inauguration to begin acting as president. Clinton said that, the day after winning election, she would select envoys to "travel around the world with a very simple message: The era of cowboy diplomacy is over." "America is back," she said. Six of the Democratic...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Will Change Our Country

    09/13/2007 4:25:26 AM PDT · by libstripper · 102 replies · 3,014+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2007 | Steven M. Warshawsky
    In the spring of 1993, shortly after her husband and political benefactor Bill Clinton took office as the nation's 42nd president, Hillary Clinton delivered the commencement address at the University of Texas. In her speech, Hillary reiterated the theme that has been at the heart of her political vision from the start: "We are at a stage in history in which remolding society is one of the great challenges facing all of us in the West." "Remolding society." This is the terminology of a utopian socialist, one who seeks to remake society according to a narrow and dogmatic ideology that...
  • The threat of a threat (Hillary Clinton's comment about another terrorist attack)

    08/29/2007 2:20:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 702+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 29, 2007 | Naomi Wolf
    Hillary Clinton is right to warn that a new terrorist attack on the US would help Republicans. Fear and trumped-up threats can be used to gain power. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is getting a pounding, from liberal blogs and her Democratic rivals for the presidency, because she had the temerity to warn voters that a possible terrorist attack before the election might strengthen the Republicans' hand. Chris Dodd called the comment "tasteless" and liberal bloggers are savaging her for, in their view, caving to the Republican framing of the terror issue. These critics are being extraordinarily historically naive. If...
  • Brian Williams/Tim Russert Breathlessly Report that John Warner Wants to Bring the Troops Home

    08/23/2007 4:16:02 PM PDT · by Jolly Green · 30 replies · 837+ views
    self | 08/23/07 | Jolly Green
    Brian Williams and Tim Russert made it sound like John Warner, "one of the president's strongest allies on the War in Iraq", has now changed his stance and wants to bring the troops home. John Warner sold the president up the river long ago. For the NBC talking heads to claim this is a new, dramatic shift, is an outragous lie and they need to be called on it. I don't believe I have every witnessed a more blatant collection of lies.
  • Cuba's foreign minister applauds Obama stance on sanctions

    08/23/2007 3:48:51 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22 August 2007 | Staff
    BRASILIA - Cuba's foreign minister on Wednesday said he welcomed a call by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to ease restrictions on travel and remittances to the communist-ruled island. In an opinion piece in The Miami Herald newspaper on Tuesday, the Illinois senator and a chief rival of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination proposed easing tighter limits imposed by the Bush administration on Cuban exiles traveling or sending money home. "These declarations appear to express the sentiment of the majority of the United States," Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque said when asked to comment on Obama's...
  • Petraeus likely to testify on 9/11 anniversary

    08/20/2007 5:27:16 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 10 replies · 612+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/07 | Klaus Marre
    August 20, 2007 The White House said Monday that Gen. David Petraeus likely will testify before Congress on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A spokesman for President Bush, Gordon Johndroe, reiterated that Petraeus, the commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Iraq, would testify in open hearings. They will answer lawmakers’ questions about the situation in Iraq, the success of the troop surge and the next steps to be taken. The highly anticipated report from Petraeus and Crocker is seen as a potential turning point in America’s involvement in Iraq....
  • 8 Reasons Why Conservatives Must Defeat Hillary

    08/17/2007 12:48:33 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 1,108+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 17 August 2007 | John Hawkins
    Now, I will be the first to admit that the GOP was very disappointing in the 2006 election cycle and although the Republicans have improved significantly in a lot of areas, they're still not doing as much as conservatives have asked them to do on spending, corruption, immigration, and foreign policy. That being said, while conservatives need to continue to hold the feet of the GOP to the fire, as we did in the illegal immigration fight, we should not forget the potential perils of having a Democratic President at this sensitive time in our nation's history. Today's Democratic Party...
  • Oakland: Rep. Lee Cuts Ties with Your Black Muslim Bakery (D)

    08/10/2007 10:51:16 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 30 replies · 1,048+ views
    CBS5.com ^ | 7/10/07
    Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, says she's ending her longtime support of the Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland and would have ended her support sooner if she'd known it had problems. The bakery has been in the news in the past eight days because Oakland police and other agencies raided it on Aug. 3 and arrested seven members and shut it down for health and safety violations. On Thursday, a federal bankruptcy court judge refused a request by a lawyer for the bakery, Fayedine Coulter, to reverse his previous decision to liquidate the bakery. In a motion filed with the...
  • Congress Seeks Surveillance Documents

    08/08/2007 3:02:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 280+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/8/7 | LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Though Congress is on vacation, majority Democrats are keeping alive various fights with the White House with one common thread: Congress' access to administration documents and testimony to which President Bush has claimed executive privilege. Smack in the middle of the August break, the White House faces a new deadline for producing subpoenaed information about the legal justification for the president's secretive eavesdropping program. And aides in both chambers are considering a selection of ways to deal with Bush's refusal to let current and former advisers testify publicly about their roles in the firings of federal prosecutors....
  • Military adviser rips Democrats over Iraq bills

    07/27/2007 10:39:29 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 25 replies · 1,004+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Article published Jul 28, 2007 | S.A. Miller
    Military adviser rips Democrats over Iraq bills July 28, 2007 By S.A. Miller - A top U.S. military adviser yesterday rebuked the Democrat-led Congress for ignoring recent success of the troop surge in Iraq and trying to hamstring the war effort with legislation. "Your actions here in the Congress appear to be in direct conflict with the realities on the ground where the trends are up and progress is being made," retired Army Gen. John M. Keane, adviser to U.S. commanders in Iraq, told a House panel that is considering time limits on troop deployments. "Your resolution, like so many...
  • Dean: We Need to Change Course in Iraq Now, Not September

    07/19/2007 1:58:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 496+ views
    Dean: We Need to Change Course in Iraq Now, Not September Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement in support of the Senate’s efforts to change course in Iraq and responsibly redeploy our troops: “Democrats believe we need to change course in Iraq now, not in September, and are holding Congressional Republicans accountable for obstructing the will of the American people and military experts,” Dean said. “President Bush and Republican leaders stubbornly continue to ignore the facts on the ground. Today, a new National Intelligence Estimate provides additional evidence that Republicans have failed to make our homeland...
  • The Congressman from Ground Zero

    07/12/2007 3:59:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,431+ views
    http://corner.nationalreview.com/ ^ | 07/12/2007 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    A few weeks ago, former White House aide Bradford Berenson testified before the House Judiciary Committee about the much-debated question of whether suspected-terrorist detainees should have habeas-corpus rights. During one exchange, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) had this to say: "I don't see how you can pick up someone in New York and say that his rights are different or less because he's accused of being an enemy combatant, based on whatever information, as opposed to his being accused of being a murderer. . . ." Berenson responded: "[W]e need to be clear about what that means. It means that...
  • "We will protect Americans at home and lead the world by telling the truth to our troops"

    05/29/2007 7:18:14 PM PDT · by hophead · 29 replies · 1,064+ views
    democrats.org ^ | 5-29-2007 | democrats.org
    ..."We believe in a strong national defense that is both tough and smart, recognizing that homeland security begins with hometown security. Democrats have a plan that is comprehensive-- from repairing our military, to winning the war on terror, to protecting our homeland security, to ensuring success in Iraq and freeing America of its dependence on foreign oil--and it will finally prepare America for the security needs of the 21st Century. And we honor the sacrifices our troops, their families and veterans by making sure we take care of them when they come home."
  • Ellison in Saudi Arabia ( CAIR’s congressman )

    04/06/2007 10:25:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 781+ views
    lgf ^ | April 06, 2007 | lgf
    It’s had almost no publicity, but accompanying Nancy Pelosi on her trip to Saudi Arabia was none other than CAIR’s congressman, former Nation of Islam member Keith Ellison. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sits on the chair of the vice chairman of the Saudi consultative council, during her visit to the Saudi council, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, April 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
  • The Enemy within, perhaps real after all?

    04/07/2007 5:42:10 PM PDT · by wentali · 49 replies · 1,427+ views
    AP News via Yahoo
    Excerpts, today AP News : .....President Bush criticized Pelosi for meeting with Assad, ..... -ELLISON, who also met with Assad, rejected that criticism. ....The trip also included visits to Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. -ELLISON called Saudi King Abdullah a "visionary leader." "Even being in the same country where Mecca and Medina are located was personally uplifting for me," HE said. In Jerusalem, ELLISON visited the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third-holiest site after Mecca and Medina, which HE called "personally moving for me."... ...-ELLISON said he didn't share his views on the peace process with the Israelis. The group also...
  • Waxman Requests White House E-mails From RNC

    04/05/2007 3:05:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies · 1,899+ views
    The Politico ^ | April 4, 2007
    House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) has asked the Republican National Committee to provide his committee with copies of all the e-mails sent by administration officials “for partisan political purposes.” Waxman, who is traveling in the Middle East this week with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), sent a letter to RNC Chairman Mike Duncan on Wednesday requesting his political committee to provide the government reform panel with e-mails that are still stored on RNC servers. The government reform chairman is following up on revelations that surfaced during a hearing last week that White House political aide...
  • Pelosi meets with Syrian President Assad(Nancy's little adventure)

    04/04/2007 3:30:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies · 1,327+ views
    AP ^ | 04/04/07 | ZEINA KARAM
    Pelosi meets with Syrian President Assad By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press Writer 9 minutes ago U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) met Syrian President Bashar Assad Wednesday for talks criticized by the White House as undermining American efforts to isolate the hard-line Arab country. The California Democrat and accompanying members of Congress began their day by holding separate talks with Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem and Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa and then met Assad, who hosted them for lunch after their talks. Pelosi's visit to Syria was the latest challenge to the White House by congressional Democrats, who...
  • Speaker Pelosi Off to Syria: Why?

    03/31/2007 8:48:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 81 replies · 473+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 31, 2007 | John Lillpop
    Speaker Pelosi has left Washington, D.C., to visit Syria. That is the good news. The bad news: She is coming back! Pelosi's sojourn has gossipmongers and political pundits working overtime to answer the $60,000 question: Why? Doesn't Pelosi realize that she has already done enough damage to the United States with her mind-numbing surrender? Experts say Pelosi is probably going to Syria for one or more of the following reasons: • Promote the Pelosi Doctrine for the middle east which calls for the impeachment of George W. Bush and the resurrection of Saddam Hussein, both on Easter Sunday; • Explain...
  • Why do Democrats crave defeat?

    03/24/2007 10:39:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 147 replies · 3,355+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2007 | Kevin McCullough
    Sunday, March 25, 2007 Please explain something to me. What is this obsession that liberals have with seeing America destroyed? Why are they so intent on humiliating their fellow citizens? And why don't they have at least some modicum of pride about the greatest nation the world has ever produced? In other words, why are they so insistent on seeing America pummeled? It is clear from the way they recoil when someone refers to them as "anti-American" or "unpatriotic" that there is a piece of them (however insignificantly tiny) that does not wish to be classified as such. But I...