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  • Bob Dole to Lead Fundraising to Build Eisenhower Memorial(Help From Tom Hanks,Tom Brokaw)

    09/12/2015 9:44:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11, 2015 | BRETT ZONGKER
    Longtime Kansas Sen. Bob Dole is planning an ambitious fundraising effort to build the long-debated Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, and he will have help from Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw and others. Dole told The Associated Press on Friday that he aims to raise $150 million in private funds, if necessary, to build the memorial after more than 15 years of planning. Critics of the memorial's design have stalled funding in Congress. The 92-year-old World War II veteran says it's time to honor "Ike," the 34th president and supreme Allied commander during World War II. Organizers hope to create...
  • Bob Dole on 2016 Republican presidential nomination: 'I think it's going to be a governor'

    05/31/2015 2:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | May 31, 2015 | Justin Wingerter
    Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole believes a governor, not a senator, will win the 2016 Republican nomination for president. “I think it’s going to be a governor,” Dole said Thursday after a commemorative event at Forbes Field. “I don’t know which one.” Two former governors have announced they will seek the Republican nomination: Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, and George Pataki, former governor of New York. Several other current and former governors are considering a presidential run, including Jeb Bush, of Florida; Rick Perry, of Texas; Scott Walker, of Wisconsin; Chris Christie, of New Jersey;...
  • Aussie jihadists were on the dole

    02/24/2015 6:09:24 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 21, 2015 | SIMON BENSONnational
    ALMOST all of the wannabe terrorists who have snuck out of Australia to join jihadist armies in Iraq and Syria were on the dole or some form of welfare payment, The Saturday Telegraph can reveal. A federal investigation into the welfare status of Australian foreign fighters, prompted last year by revelations in The Telegraph, shows 96 per cent had been on welfare benefits when they fled to the Middle East. Most had continued to collect payments from Australian taxpayers while training with Islamic State to become terrorists intent on wanting to kill Australians. The investigation has captured the records of...
  • 370,000 migrants on the dole

    02/23/2015 9:06:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 19, 2012 | Robert Winnett
    More than 370,000 migrants who were admitted to Britain to work, study or go on holiday are now claiming out-of-work benefits, according to official figures compiled for the first time. The migrants, who can claim unemployment, housing and incapacity benefit, are costing taxpayers billions of pounds a year. In other countries, many would have had to return home after their visas expired or their employment ended. But Chris Bryant, shadow immigration minister, today blamed the Government and said the situation would only get worse due to lax border controls, rising migration and increasing unemployment. He said: "Tory ministers are resorting...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter left impoverished [living on subsidized dime]

    01/01/2015 12:46:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    In 1977, William McPherson earned the top honor in the writing world when he was honored with a Pulitzer Prize.But nearly four decades later, the former Washington Post critic now hovers on the brink of poverty thanks to a failing pension and a bit of bad luck on the stock market.In a heartbreaking essay for The Hedgehog Review, McPherson describes what it's like to become poor in old age-as part of a overlooked group who are neither middle or lower class.Former teachers and even lawyers who can't pay their bills but aren't on the streets begging for change.Surprisingly, he says...
  • Clinton, Dole Partisans Spar on Illegal Immigration (1996)

    12/20/2014 6:09:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 11, 1996 | MARC LACEY
    While GOP presidential hopeful Bob Dole has been hammering President Clinton for failing to control illegal immigration, Clinton partisans have prepared ammunition of their own--Dole's long congressional voting record on the issue. (SNIP) For instance, although presidential candidate Dole has endorsed a congressional proposal to allow states to ban public schooling to illegal immigrant children, Dole once opposed such a move during his Senate tenure. In 1982, Dole voted against a similar proposal that had been advanced by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.). Dole said that Helms' amendment came too soon after a 1982 Supreme Court decision that it was unconstitutional...
  • Sarah Palin to the Republican Rescue

    09/26/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | September 25, 2014 | Carl Auer
    Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin is back in the spotlight for the Republican party as she attempts to help rescue struggling campaigns. This follows a less than stellar appearance by the Palin clan at a party in Alaska a few weeks ago. On Thursday, Palin was in Kansas to throw her support behind U.S. Senator Pat Roberts. The former Alaskan Governor stood next to the 78-year-old Republican Senator, flipping pancakes at a public appearance in front of 250 people at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center. The appearance was intent on helping bolster the Republican Senator’s numbers and supporters...
  • GOP Hall of Famer Dole to stump for incumbent Sen. Roberts in home state Kansas

    09/20/2014 10:40:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2014 |
    The campaign for incumbent Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts is reaching into the GOP hall of fame to try to win a tight race and help the party take control of the Senate -- bringing 91-year-old Bob Dole on the trail.The former 1996 GOP presidential nominee and Senate majority leader from Kansas will also purportedly participate in a TV ad for Roberts, as first reported by ABC News. The 78-year-old Roberts, seeking a fourth term, is involved in one of the toughest and most unusual races of the midterm cycle.
  • Father With 26 Children by 15 Women Has ‘Received £500,000 in Benefits’

    06/21/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 21 Jun 2014
    A jobless father who has had 26 children by 15 different women while receiving ‘more than £500,000 in benefits’ has criticised the government’s welfare cap. Peter Rolfe was criticised earlier this year when he claimed in an interview that his local council’s ‘refusal’ to give him a bigger house violated his human rights. The 64-year-old is appearing in new Channel 5 series Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole, in which he claims his home in Newport, Isle of Wight, is not big enough and like a ‘prison cell’. It had been reported that Rolfe had 18 kids by 10 women,...
  • Bob Dole: Hillary Clinton's Age Will Be Issue In Potential Campaign

    06/06/2014 1:10:01 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Jun 2014 | by TONY LEE
    World War II veteran and former Republican 1996 presidential candidate Bob Dole said that Hillary Clinton's age will matter if she runs for president in 2016. Dole, who turns 91 next month, was 73 when he ran for president with Jack Kemp. Democrats made his age an issue then, just as they made Sen. John McCain's age an issue in 2008. Regardless of whether it is fair, Dole said that Hillary Clinton's age will also be fair game in a potential presidential campaign. “We had signs, ‘Dole in ’96,’ and the Democrats in some areas changed it to ‘Dole is...
  • Memos: Clinton White House used immigration issue to defeat Republicans

    04/24/2014 5:42:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Notes and memos just released by former President Bill Clinton's library reveal that the administration's political team schemed to use the immigration issue to defeat Republicans. Just months into the new administration, memos were swapped inside White House offices discussing how to use immigration to knock out Republicans in California, Texas, New York and other states. In one memo to former Clinton deputy Rahm Emanuel, now mayor of Chicago, a top aide wrote, “Immigration will be one of the top two or three issues in the California governor's race in 1994, and I suspect the issue will be significant in...
  • Dukakis Cautions Hillary on 2016, and sympathizes with Mitt Romney and Bob Dole!

    04/15/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 14 replies
    Least Dangerous Podcast ^ | 4/15/2014 | Les Dowrey
    During a call-in to the nationally renowned Least Dangerous Podcast with JC King, Former Presidential Candidate and Governor Michael Dukakis cautioned Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her prospects of becoming the Democratic Nominee for President, “Believe me, neither she, nor anyone else can take that for granted.” Using his own experience as a barometer he continued, “I was 40 points ahead with 5 weeks to go when I ran for reelection in 1978 and I got beaten.” He did praise her saying her experience in the Obama administration has made her a primary choice for the party, “She...
  • Dreaming of 'President Ted Cruz' will turn into a nightmare for the GOP

    03/12/2014 2:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 11, 2014 | Noemie Emery
    As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement. And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech by Ted Cruz to the Conservative Political Action Conference that replayed every silly thing ever said by conservatives and added some riffs of his own. He began with a mocking refrain about "presidents" Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney (two of them veterans impaired by their trauma), chiding them for not being his kind of conservative. He also asked if we remembered their reigns. Well, we do remember, and we remember...
  • Merger to make Chiquita world's biggest banana company

    03/12/2014 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    U.S. banana producer Chiquita Brands International and Ireland's Fyffes have agreed to merge and create the world's largest banana company. The combined company, to be known as ChiquitaFyffes, is set to displace privately-held Dole from the No. 1 spot.
  • Republican governors say future GOP candidates must show compassion

    11/21/2013 8:26:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2013 | Rebecca Berg
    SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Many Republicans, with eyes trained on the presidential election in 2016, have sorted through the wreckage of the 2012 elections to figure out how and why the GOP suffered such heavy losses, including the White House. But at the Republican Governors Association conference in Arizona on Wednesday, one theory dominated at an early panel discussion: That the X-factor Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lacked might have been a more compassionate tone. "People have to know that you care about them," said Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of the governors believed to be weighing a presidential bid in...
  • Elizabeth Dole: Hillary Clinton 2016 ‘Front-Runner’ (RINO's picking their candidate)

    06/20/2013 3:06:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/13 9:56 AM EDT | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, who briefly ran for president herself, on Thursday called Hillary Clinton a “front-runner.” “I have to say as far as Hillary is concerned, you know … we can recognize that we’re past the point of a woman being accepted as president because she almost made it last time, and also just to think she could be a front-runner — a few years ago, that wouldn’t have been something that would have been conceivable,” Dole, a former Republican senator from North Carolina, said on “CBS This Morning.” “But she is the front-runner. Of course, it’s a very...
  • Will Chris Wallace ask a Dem if JFK could get the Dem nomination today (per Bob Dull interview?

    05/28/2013 9:18:19 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    5/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't wait for Chris Wallace of Fox News to ask - really ask - a Democrat if JFK could get the nomination today, and/or if the Democrat Party really is big-tent (accepting of Dems who are pro-second amendment, pro-across-the board tax cuts, pro-life, pro-traditional marriage), etc... If one could go back to JFK's time and ask him personally if he would support same-sex marriage, I wonder what he would say. And JFK supported across-the-board tax cuts, too, btw. One thing that we could take from the interview though is that there is no reason for the GOP to say...
  • Bob Dole: GOP should be ‘closed for repairs’

    05/26/2013 11:18:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 89 replies ^ | May 26, 2013 | Lyndsey Layton
    The Republican Party has changed so drastically in recent years, the current GOP wouldn’t welcome the likes of Ronald Reagan, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole(R) said Sunday. The current GOP ought to be “closed for repairs” because it lacks a vision and is unable to strike deals with Democrats, Dole said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday”. The Kansas Republican said he was disturbed by his party’s obstructionist behavior on Capitol Hill. “It seems almost unreal that we can’t get together on a budget or legislation,” he said. -snip Asked whether he...
  • Bob Dole urges Hagel confirmation as defense secretary

    02/21/2013 5:05:31 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 21, 2013 | Olivier Knox
    Add Bob Dole—former senator, former presidential candidate, grievously wounded in World War II—to the list of Republican heavy-hitters urging the Senate to confirm the embattled Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. “Hagel’s wisdom and courage make him uniquely qualified to be Secretary of Defense and lead the men and women of our armed forces,” Dole said in a statement released by the White House. “Chuck Hagel will be an exceptional leader at an important time.”
  • Taliban take a hard line on Viagra

    02/13/2013 9:05:29 PM PST · by haffast · 24 replies
    DW ^ | 2-12-2013 | Shamil Shams
    Shopkeepers in the Karkhano market in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar told the media on Monday, February 11, that the Taliban had warned them not to sell "Viagra-style" male potency drugs or otherwise be prepared to "face the consequences." "Selling sex drugs, vulgar films and obscene movies are against Shariah law," read the pamphlets distributed by the Islamist group Tehrik-e-Taliban in Khyber. "All those involved in this business are warned to quit this occupation and start a lawful business," news agency AFP quoted the warning as saying.snip But there are also religious scholars, such as Muhammad Rafiq Khalil, who...
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP Should Consider A Government Shutdown, It Works

    01/07/2013 7:24:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    RCP ^ | 01/07/2013
    NEWT GINGRICH: Let me ask you this. And I appreciate E.J.'s support here. But I want to make a point that probably he may not be as enthusiastic about. They have two vehicles. They have a continuing resolution, which is at the end of March, and they have the sequester bill. Now, these are legitimate government spending bills. The debt ceiling is different because it triggers all of these international financial problems and triggers the credit of the United States. They don't have to say, "We're going to be wimps." I've helped closed the government twice. It actually worked. Bill...
  • Senator Kerry’s Fallacious Emotional Appeal for a U.N. Treaty

    12/04/2012 8:42:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    RSN ^ | Monday, 03 December 2012 16:12 | Steven Groves
    When the facts and law are not in one’s favor, there is a natural temptation to appeal to the emotions of your target audience in order to win an argument. This is referred to as argumentum ad passiones—an attempt to manipulate an audience’s emotions by pulling on their heartstrings in order to bring them to your side. Such is the case with Senator John Kerry’s (D–MA) appeal in today’s Huffington Post in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international human rights treaty that is scheduled for an up-or-down vote tomorrow at noon. …...
  • Romney aides blast 'hypocrites' who asked for cabinet jobs and are now trashing him

    11/24/2012 9:15:02 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 165 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Former senior aides to Mitt Romney have hit back at the 'craven hypocrites' in the Republican party who just days before the election were clamouring for jobs in a Romney administration and are now belittling him. 'There were one or two well-known figures who were late committing to support him, were the most eager to curry favour when it looked like we would win and are now out there trashing the governor. (snip) But the other senior adviser, who declined to be named when criticising senior Republicans, singled out Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich as among those...
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • US election: Bob Dole urges Mitt Romney to confront Republican party right wing

    08/23/2012 4:45:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The London Daily Telegraph ^ | August 23, 2012 | Jon Swaine, The Daily Telegraph
    Bob Dole, the last Republican to challenge a Democratic president, has urged Mitt Romney to confront their party's Right wing and likened the Romney-Ryan ticket to his own ultimately unsuccessful partnership with Jack Kemp in 1996. Mr Dole, a former Kansas Senator defeated by Bill Clinton 16 years ago, said the party should follow his example of "mainstream" Republicanism and become more appealing to ethnic minorities and young people to secure its future. "We have got to be open," he said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. "We cannot be a single-issue party or single-philosophy party". He added: "There's...
  • York: If Obama wins, look for expansion of federal dole

    07/27/2012 3:24:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 26, 2012 | Byron York
    Three examples. First, on July 12, the Obama administration issued a directive that could result in the removal of the work requirement from the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. The work requirement was the heart of that reform, and removing it would mean, in the words of conservative welfare expert Robert Rector, “the end of welfare reform as we know it.” It will likely also mean more people on welfare, should Barack Obama — who has opposed welfare reform from the very beginning — win a second term. Second, the Obama administration has made a far-reaching effort to increase the...
  • Gingrich Raises the Bar on Romney

    04/02/2012 1:43:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2012 | Joy Lin
    Frederick, Md. - Newt Gingrich says the finish line for Mitt Romney's path to the GOP nomination is further down the road than what current delegate counts indicate. The longshot hopeful, who has said he won't get out of the race until Romney secures 1144 delegates, is stressing that the delegates have to be "uncontested" in order to count. The frontrunner's rivals argue some of the states that awarded Romney all of their delegates violated Republican National Committee rules when they moved their contests ahead of April 1 and therefore should distribute delegates proportionally. This dispute, if it continues, would...
  • On the Dole: A fifth of all Americans (One of Obama's major accomplishments)

    02/13/2012 6:45:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/13/2012 | William Beach
    Skyrocketing food-stamp enrollments over the last few years have played a notable role in this year’s presidential race, but it’s not just food stamps that have exploded — it’s entitlements, generally: housing subsidies, Medicaid rolls, college loans and much, much more. And the trend is threatening to chip away at the very pillars that keep America’s civil society functioning. Today, one in five Americans — 67 million of us, all told — rely on federal aid in obtaining housing, food, income, health care or education. The dependent population has been growing for years, of course. But the “Index of Dependence...
  • Senator McCain,"Mitt Romney is the Nominee." [Dole, McCain, Romney... pattern developing here]

    01/31/2012 6:59:23 AM PST · by DakotaRifle · 83 replies
    On the Neil Cavuto show Senator John McCain was interview by Neil. The video is titled,"Sen McCain: Gingrich watching the sun set on his campaign." About 2:45 into the video McCain makes this statement,"Mitt Romney is the nominee."
  • And We Should Hate Newt Gingrich for This?

    All the members of the Republican Party who have been complicit and collaborative in the destruction of our nation in the past few decades always talking about smaller government while never fighting against the tide of creeping socialism have now come out against Newt Gingrich. Yesterday, at National Review, Elliot Abrams attacked Newt Gingrich for attacking Ronald Reagan from the right. Today, it is Bob Dole’s turn. Bob Dole, you will remember from George Stephanoupolos’s memoir of his time in Clinton’s White House, totally cut the legs out from under Newt Gingrich and House Republicans during the government shut down....
  • Dole vs. Gingrich: The GOP Empire Strikes Back

    The Republican establishment mobilizes to prevent the nomination of Newt. By Major Garrett Updated: January 26, 2012 | 10:53 p.m. January 26, 2012 | 4:52 p.m. After arriving in Florida like a rolling ball of butcher knives, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is looking less edgy and more flabby by the hour. The last four polls in Florida now show Mitt Romney back ahead (the previous four had Gingrich up). That's at least in part because Republicans-–some conservative, some semiconservative, and some conveniently conservative–-are attacking Gingrich as a walking, talking party menace; a flu-like contagion who will lose the presidency...
  • Dole Goes Nuclear (I'LL TOSS IN MY THREE BITS)

    01/26/2012 6:12:17 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | January 26, 2012 12:46 P.M. | Bob Dole
    "I have not been critical of Newt Gingrich but it is now time to take a stand before it is too late. If Gingrich is the nominee it will have an adverse impact on Republican candidates running for county, state, and federal offices. Hardly anyone who served with Newt in Congress has endorsed him and that fact speaks for itself. He was a one-man-band who rarely took advice. It was his way or the highway."
  • To: Liberals From: John Powers Re: Life after death (1995- Liberals were terrified of Newt)

    01/26/2012 4:55:52 PM PST · by mnehring · 3 replies
    No, this isn't some sort of twisted Freddy Krueger nightmare. That really is Newt Gingrich up there swinging the speaker's gavel -- or is it a sledgehammer? It would be nice to say that the voters didn't know what they were doing when they bounced you to the bleachers in November. But they did. The record may show that they tossed the Democrats out, but it was really the liberals they were after. After 40 years, the labels had become interchangeable. The conservatives will get the same grace period the class of '92 got -- two years. If they can't...
  • (1996 Presidential Candidate Loser) Bob Dole Has Dagger Out For Newt Gingrich Run

    01/26/2012 4:08:17 PM PST · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    abc ^ | 1/26/2012 | By Matt Negrin
    Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP Republican presidential nominee, unleashed an attack on Newt Gingrich today, saying not only is he unsuited to be president, he’ll crush the party’s candidates at the state and local levels. “Gingrich had a new idea every minute and most of them were off the wall,” Dole said in a statement published by National Review. Dole was a senator from 1969 to 1996, overlapping with some of Gingrich’s time as speaker of the House. In his statement, Dole said he’s decided to speak out against Gingrich “before it is too late” and Republicans nominate someone who...
  • Dole Goes Nuclear (Against Gingrich 3.0)

    01/26/2012 10:12:01 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 247 replies
    The Romney campaign sends along a statement by Bob Dole pasted below. Relations between Dole — an establishment figure in the party — and Gingrich were well known to be tense during the 1990s. Here it is: I have not been critical of Newt Gingrich but it is now time to take a stand before it is too late. If Gingrich is the nominee it will have an adverse impact on Republican candidates running for county, state, and federal offices. Hardly anyone who served with Newt in Congress has endorsed him and that fact speaks for itself. He was a...
  • The Des Moines Register’s GOP caucus endorsement: Mitt Romney is best to lead

    12/17/2011 8:40:50 PM PST · by iowamark · 39 replies
    Des Moines Register | Dec 17, 2011 | Register Editorial Board
    Gannett paper, link only
  • Prepare Yourself for Obama's Second Term (Maybe we should fear a repeat of 1996...)

    11/18/2011 8:07:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2011 | Michael Filozof
    For some time now, many conservatives have thought that President Obama is the Second Coming of Jimmy Carter. They think that chronic 9% unemployment, creeping inflation, and a foreign policy of self-abasement and weakness will doom Obama to a single term, and that he'll slink off with his tail between his legs in disgrace, just like Carter did after 1980. Maybe they should be thinking about the election of 1996 instead. Does anyone remember the disaster that was Bill Clinton's first term? The first attempt to put gays in the military, the first attack on the World Trade Center by...
  • [Politically active in Reagan admin] Hotel guest checks out after 10-plus years

    11/01/2011 5:26:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2011 | Stacey Samuel
    Falls Church, Virginia (CNN) -- Garrulous and active, 79-year-old Joy Bricker presides over her hotel suite in a manner befitting a grander home. She offers tea to the staff and media with the ease of a person schooled in proper etiquette. Like many hotel guests, Bricker has learned to make herself feel comfortable, making her room a home away from home. Only, Bricker has called the Towne Place Suites by Marriott, in Falls Church, Virginia, home for more than 10 years. A former pilot, the 5-foot tour de force is finally turning in her key card, as movers wait to...

    10/06/2011 11:11:42 PM PDT · by sklar · 28 replies
    10-06-11 | sklar
    A funny thing happened to Bob Dole in 1996.During his campaign for President, liberals and independents saw him as angry, scowling, humorless & scary. It was only after he had been SAFELY DEFEATED, that they noticed what a warm, wise man he (always) was. It's because they were afraid of him being President. When he was no more a "perceived threat" to them, they became willing to listen to what he had to say and found that they liked him. It's a mega-important point and the reason I bring it up is because......For the first time since her National debut...
  • Bob Dole in Russell: Gen. David Petraeus should be GOP nominee for president

    06/13/2011 11:30:31 AM PDT · by Nonstatist · 48 replies
    The Midwest Democracy Project ^ | June 12, 2011 | Steve Kraske
    Bob Dole didn’t hesitate this weekend out in Russell when asked who the Republican Party should nominate for president next year. Gen. David Petraeus, Dole said, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan who’s about to become CIA director. “We need another Eisenhower,” Dole said. He also fretted that President Obama will build a huge warchest, and the GOP nominee will be essentially starting from scratch after the primaries are over next year. That will give Obama a huge — but not necessarily an insurmountable edge, Dole said. As to the Tea Party? Dole said he thought he was conservative until this...
  • Ailing Bob Dole Returns to Kansas

    06/12/2011 7:41:01 AM PDT · by Mercat · 17 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 12, 2011 | Steve Kraske
    RUSSELL, Kan. | The long lines of well-wishers were here again. So were the Dole for President T-shirts and the striking red, white and blue “America’s Choice” campaign buttons. This time, though, Bob Dole was back not to launch another presidential campaign but to hang out for a few days in his old hometown. “It’s still home,” he said. “There’s only one home, and that’s wherever you grew up.” Read more:
  • Dayton set to expand state's Medicaid enrollment

    01/05/2011 5:50:47 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    MPR ^ | 1-5-11 | Tom Scheck
    St. Paul, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is expected today to put an end to an eight-month discussion over whether the state should enroll thousands of low- and middle-income Minnesotans into an expanded federal health care program. Dayton is scheduled to sign an executive order that would expand Medicaid coverage in Minnesota -- a move Republicans in the Legislature oppose. Dayton's decision won't put an end to the debate.
  • Why did Bob Dole contribute to Charlie Crist’s campaign last week?

    08/18/2010 5:06:14 PM PDT · by feralcat · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/18/10 | Timothy P. Carney
    Charlie Crist left the Republican Party in April. In August, however, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole — now a health-care lobbyist — cut Crist a $1,000 check to finance his Senate race against Republican nominee Marco Rubio. See the FEC image below.
  • Why work when I can get £42,000 in benefits a year AND drive a Mercedes?

    04/13/2010 2:08:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 64 replies · 2,019+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 13, 2010 | Paul Sims
    (edit) At their semi on the Isle of Anglesey, the family have a 42in flatscreen television in the living room with Sky TV at £50 a month, a Wii games console, three Nintendo DS machines and a computer - not to mention four mobile phones. With their income of more than £42,000 a year, they run an 11-seater minibus and the seven-seat automatic Mercedes. But according to the Daveys they have nothing to be thankful for. 'It doesn't bother me that taxpayers are paying for me to have a large family,' added Mrs Davey. 'We couldn't afford to care for...
  • Universities encourage students to enroll in food stamp program

    04/02/2010 3:11:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 18 replies · 539+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2010 | Aleksandra Kulczuga
    About 20,000 people sign up for food stamps every day, and college students across the country are the newest demographic being encouraged to enlist. Portland State University devotes a page on its Web site to explaining the ease with which students can receive benefits, along with instructions on how to apply. The school says food stamps are not charity but rather a benefit all honest taxpaying citizens can afford. The U.S. Department of Agriculture renamed food stamps the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008, instituted electronic debit cards instead of coupons, and began an aggressive push to expand...
  • Bob Dole hospitalized, undergoing therapy

    02/22/2010 5:35:20 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies · 474+ views ^ | 2/22/10 | AP
    Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, undergoing therapy after recovering from pneumonia, his spokesman says. Dole, 86, was admitted to the military hospital about three weeks ago with a respiratory condition, spokesman Michael Marshall said Monday. Dole recuperated from his bout with pneumonia but has remained at Walter Reed to regain strength from earlier surgery on his left knee, Marshall said.
  • White House to dole out $8 billion for fast trains

    01/28/2010 9:59:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 656+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/10 | Joan Lowy - ap
    WASHINGTON – High-speed rail projects in California, Florida and Illinois are among the big winners of $8 billion in grants to be announced Thursday by the White House — the start of what some Democrats tout as a national rail-building program that could rival the interstate highways begun in the Eisenhower era. Thirteen rail corridors in 31 states received funds. The White House, which supplied a list of the grants to reporters late Wednesday, billed the program as "high-speed rail," although most U.S. projects won't reach the speeds seen in Europe and Asia. California's trains would be by far the...
  • GOP Chief: Republicans 'Screwed Up' After Reagan

    01/05/2010 6:00:06 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 1,739+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele offers a simple explanation for why the GOP all too often lost touch with typical Americans since the Ronald Reagan era: "We screwed up," he claims in a new book offering a blueprint for the party's resurgence. That "we" includes the last two Republican presidents and the most recent Republican candidate for president. In "Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda," released Monday by Regnery Publishing, Steele says the GOP should acknowledge where "we most glaringly compromised our principles" in the past decade and hold its elected officials accountable....
  • Democrats & Unaffiliateds More Likely To Be Unemployed Than Republicans

    11/19/2009 9:01:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies · 969+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/19/2009
    Data from Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveys shows that 15.0% of Democrats in the workforce are currently unemployed and looking for a job. Among adults not affiliated with either major party, that number is 15.6% while just 9.9% of Republicans are in the same situation. These findings are from interviews with 15,000 American adults in October. The numbers show an increase in all categories from earlier in the year. The percentage of unemployed Democrats has grown less than a point from 14.2% in February. Among those not affiliated with either major party, unemployment has grown by more than two percentage...
  • Report: DNC Scraps Health Care Ad at Dole's Request

    10/11/2009 6:10:07 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 509+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/11/2009 | AP
    The Democratic National Committee reportedly has decided to yank a new TV commercial on health care reform at the request of former Sen. Bob Dole, who complained to the White House that the ad was deceptive. The New York Times reported Sunday that Dole's request was granted within hours. A DNC spokesman said as soon as Dole complained the DNC "immediately" agreed to scrap the ad