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  • Political Strategists to Launch Web Site

    07/12/2006 6:56:36 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 7 replies · 223+ views
    Asso Press via ^ | Jul 11 7:42 PM | By JIM KUHNHENN
    A bipartisan group of prominent political strategists on Tuesday announced an Internet information venture designed to interact with America's opinion leaders and serve as an antidote to the right-left clash that typifies political discourse on the Web. The site, called, will debut in October and will be edited by Ron Fournier, former chief political writer for The Associated Press. Hotsoup is the brainchild of some of the best-known practitioners of partisan politics in Washington, including Matthew Dowd, chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004, and Joe Lockhart, former White House press secretary under President Clinton and a senior...
  • Senate Wizards Wrote Unconstitutional Bill (Shamnesty Bill Is Dead To House Revenue Rule Alert)

    06/02/2006 5:37:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 66 replies · 2,360+ views
    Rush ^ | 06/02/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. This is hilarious: (story) "The long-fought Senate immigration bill that opponents say grants amnesty to 10 million illegal aliens is unconstitutional and appears headed for certain demise, Senate Republicans now say." Here is why, "A key feature of the Senate bill is that it would make illegals pay back taxes before applying for citizenship, a requirement that supporters say will raise billions of dollars in the next decade. There's just one problem: The U.S. Constitution specifically prohibits revenue-raising legislation [taxes, tax cuts, what have you, has to come from the House] from originating in the Senate. 'All...
  • Cornered by thugs, ex-Marine kills 1, rejects hero label

    05/31/2006 7:40:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies · 1,846+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 05/31/06 | BILL MONTGOMERY, BETH WARREN
    Thomas Autry is a former Marine corporal, but he doesn't consider himself a brave man for fighting off five assailants, one of whom died. The soft-spoken Autry was somber Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after he was attacked late Memorial Day while walking home from work at a Midtown Atlanta restaurant. "I'm sorry this whole thing happened. I hate this world has gotten to the point where it is predatory," said a shaken Autry, speaking briefly to reporters from behind the screen door of his Atlanta apartment. Police say Autry, 36, acted in self-defense when he stabbed 17-year-old Amy...
  • Frist-Reid Reach Accord

    05/11/2006 10:27:58 AM PDT · by jamese777 · 315 replies · 4,238+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/11/06
    U.S. Senate leaders clear path for immigration bill Thu May 11, 2006 12:32 PM ET WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic Senate leaders agreed on Thursday on a plan to revive a bill that would give millions of illegal immigrants a chance to earn U.S. citizenship. The sweeping immigration overhaul, which has triggered rallies by millions of immigrants and their supporters across the country, is expected to be considered by the Senate next week. Despite the agreement between Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, the outcome of the legislation remains in doubt....
  • An Irresponsible President

    05/08/2006 4:00:34 PM PDT · by edpc · 53 replies · 1,482+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, May 8, 2006 | Editorial
    An Irresponsible President Deficits? Let the next White House worry. SHEER COINCIDENCE: Last Monday, the Social Security and Medicare trustees released their annual depressing report. On Tuesday, congressional negotiators handed President Bush a "victory" -- his assessment -- in agreeing to extend his capital gains and dividend tax cuts. Mr. Bush and his fellow tax-cuts-above-all proponents would like you to believe that the two events are unrelated. But taken together they underscore the terrible fiscal predicament that Mr. Bush has chosen to bequeath to his successor. According to the new estimates, the Social Security trust fund will be depleted in...

    03/09/2006 9:10:40 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 205 replies · 3,769+ views
  • Conservative Party picks former Yonkers mayor for US Senate

    02/14/2006 3:52:22 PM PST · by Patriot814 · 4 replies · 353+ views
    The New York State Conservative Party's Executive Committee Monday unanimously endorsed former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer to be the Conservative Party's 2006 nominee against liberal Democrat Hillary Clinton. "John Spencer's message of conservative common sense has captured the enthusiastic support of Conservative Party members across the state," said Conservative Party State Chairman Michael Long. "This vote by the Executive Committee recognizes Spencer's powerful support." Spencer's endorsement came at the Conservative Party's annual political action conference in Albany. The full Conservative Party State Committee will vote on its formal endorsement of Spencer at its nominating convention.
  • Muslim Campground Raided, But Why?

    09/27/2005 7:14:21 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 57 replies · 1,918+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | September 27, 2005 | GARY LIBOW, Courant Staff Writer
    EAST HADDAM -- Around town - and as far away as Tennessee - people are wondering why federal agents seized datashak plants and seeds and 19 computer discs from a Muslim campground in Moodus. First Selectman Brad Parker said Friday's raid on the 18-acre Town Street campground, owned by Darul Uloom Shady Brook Inc., has the town abuzz. FBI agents and officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted the raid. "Out on the street, people don't think that [the federal government] would go to that effort for a spinach plant," Parker said. A Tennessee-based blog called "Ginny's Thoughts and...
  • Data Mining Attacks Privacy: Congress (Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii)

    08/30/2005 5:51:48 PM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 701+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | August 30, 2005 | Ed Morrissey
    In one indication as to why the Pentagon might have wanted to keep the existence of Able Danger from becoming public, Congress has determined that data-mining presents a danger to privacy, although so far no one has demanded an end to the practice. The GAO reports that a sample of five agencies using the technique routinely violated safeguards intended to protect citizens from unnecessary incursions by the government: None of five federal agencies using electronic data mining to track terrorists, catch criminals or prevent fraud complied with all rules for gathering citizen information. As a result, they cannot ensure that...
  • Mon Dieu! C'est le Zot! About being drool and spew!

    04/18/2005 4:09:50 AM PDT · by blec95 · 232 replies · 6,277+ views
    Dear people of Free Republic, I recently had to come into this wonderful country that is your website. After reading a post about the come back of Bruce Springsteen andt the fact that you think he is anti-american and a traitor just because he dared to use his FREEdom to speak and said publicly that Bush was a liar., i told myself, that, if this wonderful country uses the word FREE to call itself, I should use this opportunity to answer and to use MY FREEdom to speak as well. I posted under “blec93” an article showing how high the...
  • 2 for 1: DOUBLE SHOT ZOT! Bush's Social Security Plan will Lead to another GREAT DEPRESSION in my TR

    04/17/2005 7:06:17 PM PDT · by jnlee76 · 158 replies · 2,610+ views
    A personal editorial. | 04/17/2005 | J Lee
    As I look at Bush's current Social Security plan I must shake my head. Social Security, no matter how you slice is a retirement program and a welfare program. To allow a portion of it to be personally invested is very risky. As everyone makes the distinction that Bush's offerings on Social Security are a good or bad plan, I want everyone to recognize a few key points. 1) Social Security is only paid by those making less then $89,900 a year. The poor and middle income. 2) There is alway risk in personal investing. 3) Taking even a small...
  • Lautenberg Introduces Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act

    03/19/2005 5:51:26 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 179 replies · 5,778+ views ^ | March 16, 2005 | Anonymous Lautenberg Lackey
    Measure Tougher and More Comprehensive than 1994 Federal Ban on Assault Weapons that President Bush and Republicans Allowed to Expire Last Year WASHINGTON, DC --Acting forcefully to protect citizens and law enforcers, United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg introduced today a bill which would restore the federal ban on dangerous assault weapons. "Keeping assault weapons off our streets is common sense," said Senator Lautenberg. "Our first responsibility to the American people is to keep them safe." The "Assault Weapons Ban and Law enforcement Protection Act" would permanently reinstate and significantly strengthen the federal ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazine...
  • Feinstein to push assault-weapon ban

    02/26/2005 1:02:36 PM PST · by Sterrins · 81 replies · 1,314+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | 2/26/2005 | AP
    Feinstein to push assault-weapon ban Shooting prompts senator to reintroduce bill By Associated Press Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Friday that she will reintroduce legislation banning assault weapons after a city maintenance worker allegedly shot and killed two fellow employees with an AK-47 assault rifle. "Once again, we've seen the tragic consequences of the ready availability of assault weapons throughout our society," Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a statement. Thomas Sampson, 25, was booked for investigation of first-degree murder early Friday for the deaths of his supervisor, Rene Flores, 54, and co-worker Ricardo Garris, 49, police said. Sampson, who was held without...
  • Assault weapons battle rejoined (Feinswine)

    02/26/2005 5:25:12 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 29 replies · 940+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2-26-05 | Edward Epstein
    Assault weapons battle rejoined Feinstein fights to reinstate law that expired after 10 years Edward Epstein, Chronicle Washington Bureau Saturday, February 26, 2005 Washington -- California Sen. Dianne Feinstein renewed one of Washington's long- running and most bitterly fought battles Friday, saying she will introduce legislation seeking to reinstate the federal assault weapons ban that expired in September after 10 years. Gun control has been a signature issue for Feinstein since she arrived in the Senate in 1993. But the odds she faces to pass the weapons ban in the current Congress are probably steeper than they were in 1993,...
  • Feinstein Re-Intoduces Federal Assault Weapons Ban (as do John Warner and Mike DeWine)

    03/15/2005 6:19:25 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 78 replies · 1,462+ views
    AP ^ | 3-14-05
    Feinstein Re-Intoduces Federal Assault Weapons Ban POSTED: 4:54 pm PST March 14, 2005 WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation Monday to re-establish the federal assault weapons ban, which expired last September after Congress did not reauthorize it. Feinstein, D-Calif., was the author of the original 1994 ban on the manufacture and importation of at least 19 types of common military-style assault weapons. She got an amendment through the Senate last year to extend the ban, but it was killed when the piece of legislation it was attached to failed after lobbying by the National Rifle Association. Feinstein announced bipartisan...
  • Churchill buyout appears to be DOA - Survey of regents finds most are cold toward settlement

    03/13/2005 11:49:51 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 8 replies · 519+ views
    Rocky Mountain News frontpage ^ | March 14th, 2005 | John C. Ensslin
    By John C. Ensslin, Rocky Mountain News March 14, 2005 A majority of CU regents said Sunday they oppose any financial settlement with Ward Churchill, aborting an attempted buyout of the controversial professor's contract. "I'm almost certain there's not going to be a settlement," said Steve Bosley, one of five on the nine-member board who has decided to oppose a deal. Two others said any chance of their supporting a buyout was extremely slim. The opposition represents a reversal by the board, which voted 7-2 in a closed session last month to authorize interim University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano...
  • As part of settlement, parents of drunk driver agree to move

    02/22/2005 1:40:21 AM PST · by csvset · 30 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 22, 2005 | MICHELLE WASHINGTON
    As part of settlement, parents of drunk driver agree to move By MICHELLE WASHINGTON, The Virginian-Pilot © February 22, 2005 Last updated: 11:39 PM NORFOLK — Reminders of her son’s death lurk everywhere for Donna Chambers. She cries at the grocery store when she sees Landon’s favorite kind of Pop-Tarts . More tears come at the mailbox when letters from colleges arrive addressed to him. Sometimes, just driving through her neighborhood, she must pass the house of the drunken driver who killed her son. But not for much longer. As part of the settlement of the Chambers family’s lawsuits against...
  • One of the best first lines of a book - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson

    02/21/2005 1:45:31 PM PST · by FoxPro · 41 replies · 1,444+ views
    02/21/05 | me
    We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The...
  • House Passes Tightening of Laws on Immigration (Trent Lott Says Guest Worker Program is DOA)

    02/11/2005 9:58:16 AM PST · by GOPGuide · 105 replies · 2,127+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 11, 2005 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 - The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to approve a bill tightening immigration laws in the name of border security. The main provisions of the bill, which passed 261 to 161, block states from issuing standard drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants and make it easier for judges to expel asylum seekers. Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Republican of Wisconsin and sponsor of the bill, said that the measures were necessary to fulfill recommendations of the commission that investigated the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Noting that several of the men involved in those attacks were...
  • Rapper O.D.B. found dead in studio

    11/13/2004 6:32:15 PM PST · by JellyJam · 245 replies · 9,421+ views
    AP | Nov. 13, 2004 | AP
    Rapper ODB found dead in studio at age 36 NEW YORK (AP) — The rap artist O.D.B., who lived a life as wild as his lyrics, collapsed and died inside a recording studio Saturday, his record label said. He was 35. O.D.B. had complained of chest pains before collapsing at the Manhattan studio, according to a statement from Roc-a-Fella records. O.D.B., also known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Dirt McGirt or his legal name of Russell Jones, was a founding member of the hit rap group the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s. With his offbeat, unorthodox delivery, he segued into...