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  • Wall Street Shake-up Connects to Washington Through Contributions, Personal Investments

    09/15/2008 4:16:05 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 5 replies · 134+ views
    Open Secrets ^ | September 15, 2008 | Lindsay Renick Mayer
    According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, nine lawmakers have between $785,900 and $1.8 million of their own money invested in Merrill Lynch, the brokerage firm that agreed over the weekend to sell itself to Bank of America for $50 billion after facing tens of billions of dollars in losses. Because Bank of America offered to buy the company at a 70 percent premium over the company's closing price on Friday, those who own stock in Merrill Lynch stand to gain from the transaction. Two of the richest members of Congress owned the most stock in the company. Sen....
  • Vanity: Obama campaign worst in history?

    09/10/2008 2:40:12 PM PDT · by ssaftler · 23 replies · 121+ views
    Question for the general FReeper nation: Is it just me, or is Obama/Biden trying to make the Dole/Kemp campaign of '96 look good? Seriously, gaffe after gaffe after gaffe. It seems that the only time these guys open their mouth is to change feet. Comments????
  • Teeter-Totter in NC Governor Race Tips Republican (Palin Has Coattails for McCrory!)

    09/09/2008 3:12:07 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 15 replies · 177+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 09/09/2008 | SurveyUSA
    In an election for North Carolina Governor today, 09/09/08, 8 weeks to the vote, Republican Mayor of Charlotte Pat McCrory seesaws into the lead over Democratic Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue 49% to 41%, according to this latest SurveyUSA election tracking poll conducted exclusively for WTVD-TV in Raleigh. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released four weeks ago, McCrory is up 5 points and is in the lead for the first time; Perdue is down 6 points and trails for the first time. Libertarian Mike Munger, a professor at Duke University, takes 5% of the vote today, unchanged from one month...
  • Eye on the Senate: Libertarian a Wild Card in N.C. Race

    08/13/2008 12:58:43 PM PDT · by Ron Jeremy · 2 replies · 120+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | today | staff
    Today we update North Carolina where there's a bit of a surprise. * North Carolina: Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole's leads Democratic challenger Kay Hagan 46 percent to 41 percent with Libertarian Chris Cole drawing 7 percent and 5 percent undecided in a SurveyUSA poll conducted Aug. 9-11. This is the first time SurveyUSA included Cole in its poll, and it observed: "Hagan is flat, Dole is down. Cole gets 11% of male votes today, siphoning key votes Dole needs to win. Cole gets 12% of young votes today, siphoning key votes Hagan needs to win. Cole gets 9% of the...
  • Enthusiasm Over Electability

    07/20/2008 10:06:15 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 11 replies · 68+ views
    The Next Right ^ | 7/21/08 | Patrick Ruffini
    When Bob Dole waged his dismal campaign for President in 1996, I don't remember seeing stories about an "enthusiasm gap" nearly to the extent we see them today. What you did see were constant reminders of Clinton's yawning lead in the polls. Perhaps an enthusiasm gap was simply assumed. Or Republicans were plenty fired up about Bill Clinton, but were left without an effective electoral outlet. Today, all we see are enthusiasm gap stories and their cousins -- the age meme, the Obama crowds meme, the McCain-doesn't-go-online meme. The media isn't attempting to bury McCain like it buried George H.W....
  • Bob Dole weighs in on Wesley Clark (Ashley Wilkes gets ripped a new one!)

    07/01/2008 6:56:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 447+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/01/08 | Jonathan Martin
    Dole weighs in on Clark McCain said he'd rather focus on issues facing Americans, but of course he's on much better turf discussing biography and questions about his Vietnam service. And his campaign pours it on, sending over a Bob Dole statement with some trademark zingers. "The attack by General Wesley Clark on Senator John McCain’s war record and qualifications for the presidency is beyond comprehension. Clark’s absurd remarks signal further erosion in our nation’s political discourse. He should have stayed in bed Sunday morning. It’s unfortunate that a former General who ran for the presidency on his own war...
  • Dole discusses Climate Security Act (the heck with NC jobs)

    06/06/2008 11:50:41 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 15 replies · 75+ views ^ | 6/2/08 | Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    Dole discusses Climate Security Act Written by Lauren K. Ohnesorge Thursday, June 05 2008 Senator Elizabeth Dole discussed national and economic security issues Tuesday evening on the Senate floor. The remarks, available below, were presented during the debate of America’s Climate Security Act. A release from Dole’s office labels the Senator as an original cosponsor of the legislation to address climate change “using a market-driven approach that will strengthen our economy and national security and make America more energy independent.” In her lengthy statement, Dole says nuclear energy is a “safe, reliable, low-cost” energy alternative. She also talks about the...
  • Bob Dole Calls Scott McClellan a 'Miserable Creature'

    05/30/2008 10:43:58 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 40 replies · 210+ views ^ | May 30, 2008 | Bob Dole
    Bob Dole says Bob Dole is mad at Scott McClellan. The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential candidate sent a nasty e-mail to McClellan calling him a "miserable creature" for his latest book blasting the Bush administration, FOX News has learned. In the e-mail, Dole basically describes the former White House press secretary as a traitor looking to cash in on the "liberal" media's distaste for President Bush. "There are miserable creatures like you in every administration who don't have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues," the five-term...
  • Bob Dole unloads on McClellan

    05/30/2008 9:14:07 AM PDT · by Dan Nunn · 143 replies · 272+ views
    The Politico ^ | May 30, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    Bob Dole unloads on McClellan Bob Dole yesterday sent a scalding email to Scott McClellan, excoriating the former White House spokesman as a "miserable creature" who greedily betrayed his former patron for a fast buck. In an extraordinary message obtained and authenticated by Politico, Dole uses his trademark biting wit to portray McClellan as a classic Washington opportunist. "There are miserable creatures like you in every administration who don’t have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues," Dole wrote in a message sent yesterday morning. "No, your type soaks up the...
  • Hagan, Dole cruise to victory

    05/07/2008 3:01:44 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 1 replies · 78+ views
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 5/6/08 | Mike Baker
    U.S. Senate candidate Kay Hagan easily humbled four Democratic primary opponents Tuesday but didn’t savor the victory. She immediately turned her attention to the more daunting challenge she faces in November. Hagan, a state senator from Greensboro, used her victory speech to critique incumbent Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole, a national political figure with strong name recognition and a multimillion-dollar campaign fund. “Tonight was another symbol that Washington is broken and that North Carolina families are ready for a change,” Hagan said shortly after she won the race Tuesday night. Hagan has said she needs about 10 million to unseat Dole...

    04/04/2008 1:17:17 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 21 replies · 89+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 4th, 2008 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON - A great old war hero - arms man gled by battle and known as an acerbic straight shooter - is picked by Republicans to be their nominee to make darned certain that a Clinton doesn't get back into the White House. John McCain? No, Bob Dole in 1996. And it didn't work out very well for Republicans. Dole lost after a campaign vexed by senior moments such as when the nominee fell off a stage, or when he referred to the Los Angeles Dodgers as the Brooklyn Dodgers. All along, President Bill Clinton showed extreme deference to Dole,...
  • Dole says McCain has a temper

    03/06/2008 8:13:59 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 63 replies · 231+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/06/2008 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    Dole: McCain has a temper, but it's not a problem (CNN) — Former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole said Wednesday night that current White House hopeful John McCain has a temper — but added the Arizona senator “can control it.” Dole told CNN’s Larry King that his former Senate colleague “does have a… I guess you could say temper. But I always sort of rationalized that because the poor guy had been locked up” in a tiny cell for six years. But McCain, he said, “can control it. It's not a problem anymore.” Dole, a former Senate Majority Leader, told...
  • McCain, Romney in Dustup Over Dole

    02/06/2008 8:53:41 PM PST · by Def Conservative · 18 replies · 49+ views
    Former Sen. Bob Dole, the failed Republican presidential candidate in 1996, became the focus Tuesday of an increasingly testy exchange between GOP presidential contenders John McCain and Mitt Romney. The tit-for-tat began with Dole coming to the aid of McCain, a fellow war hero and former Senate colleague, in a letter to conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. He has relentlessly criticized the front-running Arizona senator as insufficiently conservative.
  • Disgraceful, Insecure McCain Campaign Manipulated Bob Dole (Rush Empties Both Barrels On McCain)

    02/05/2008 2:57:56 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 137 replies · 348+ views
    Rush ^ | 02/05/08 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So by now, if you don't know that Bob Dole sent me a letter yesterday afternoon, then you haven't been paying attention.  Here's the timeline on this.  Senator Dole, for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect, sent me an e-mail that I received here at 2:35 p.m. yesterday afternoon.  I assumed that it was a private e-mail and was going to reply to it later in the afternoon when I got home.  By the way, Mike Allen of, the headline:  "Dole Scolds Limbaugh," there was no scolding in this letter.  I have it here...
  • U.K.: Too fat to work (Acne, depression, stress, fatigue etc. are also popular "can't work" reasons)

    11/19/2007 4:00:57 AM PST · by Stoat · 47 replies · 85+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | November 19, 2007 | Richard Ford and Sam Coates
    Too fat to work       Richard Ford and Sam Coates   Almost two thousand people who are too fat to work have been paid a total of £4.4 million in benefit, it emerged last night. Other payments went to fifty sufferers of acne and ten incapacitated by leprosy. Billions of pounds is being paid in benefits to people claiming to be unable to work because they suffer from depression, stress, fatigue and unknown or unspecified diseases. The full list of ailments of the 2.7 million people claiming £7.4 billion in incapacity benefits, obtained by using Freedom of...
  • “Bipartisanship”: The Cover for a Government Energy Takeover

    08/29/2007 9:51:57 AM PDT · by vadum · 4 replies · 460+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 2007 | Max Borders
    The National Commission on Energy Policy: “Bipartisanship”: The Cover for a Government Energy Takeover By Max Borders Despite the moderation implied by its official-sounding name, the National Commission on Energy Policy’s (NCEP) radical policy platform calls for the federal government to control energy planning in America. A “project” of the innocuous-sounding Bipartisan Policy Center, NCEP claims the dual threats of terrorism and global warming require government regulation over the energy economy. On its website, NCEP says it is one of three projects of the “new” Bipartisan Policy Center (BCP). In March 2007, the Center held an inaugural luncheon hosted by...
  • Bob Dole says his support is likely to be "picked up" by Fred Thompson

    07/27/2007 1:54:25 PM PDT · by pissant · 55 replies · 593+ views
    Blogs for Fred ^ | 7/27/07 | staff
    Bob Dole has decided that John McCain has lost the "buzz", and has signaled he is likely to switch his support to Fred Thompson in September. Take a look at what Dole is quoted as saying in a Bloomberg article: Bob Dole says his preferred presidential candidate, Arizona Senator John McCain, is fading and that his support is likely to be ``picked up'' by Fred Thompson, who is expected to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination in September. ``My heart has always been with my good friend John McCain,'' said Dole, former Senate majority leader and Republican presidential nominee....
  • Migrant bill splits senators-- a little Burr is skeptical; Dole would kill it

    06/28/2007 3:37:26 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 37 replies · 755+ views
    News and Observer ^ | June 28, 2007 | Barbara Barrett
    Migrant bill splits senators-- a little Burr is skeptical; Dole would kill it Barbara Barrett, Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON - When the U.S. Senate convenes this morning for a critical immigration vote, North Carolina's Republican senators will have different objectives. Sen. Richard Burr will want to know whether sufficient safeguards have been added to the sweeping legislation to earn his support. The answer, he said Wednesday, is probably no. Sen. Elizabeth Dole just wants to kill the thing. For Dole and Burr, both strong supporters of President Bush, the immigration deal may be the most significant issue in recent memory on...
  • Miller weighs costs of run against Dole [North Carolina Senate Race]

    06/20/2007 8:03:03 AM PDT · by freespirited · 15 replies · 427+ views
    News & Observer ^ | 6/20/07 | Rob Christensen
    U.S. Rep. Brad Miller is close to making perhaps the most difficult choice of his political career -- whether to challenge one of the most famous names in American politics. Miller, a three-term Democrat, has stepped up his exploratory effort in recent days as he nears a self-imposed deadline of July 1 to decide whether to take on Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole in 2008. Miller, a Raleigh attorney, met over the weekend with members of the N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers -- some of Miller's key financial backers -- at their annual conference in Sunset Beach. Last week, Miller and...
  • Dole's change helps kill bill

    06/08/2007 3:43:27 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 26 replies · 1,166+ views
    The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC ^ | June 8, 2007 | Barbara Barrett
    Dole's change helps kill bill... Senator joins vote for amendment that led to immigration reform's demise Barbara Barrett, Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON - As proponents of the delicate immigration bill scrambled Thursday to salvage President Bush's top domestic priority, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole was doing what she could to spike it. Dole -- a Salisbury Republican and one of Bush's strongest supporters -- worked into the night to kill the comprehensive immigration reform deal teetering in the U.S. Senate. The bill suffered a potentially fatal blow Thursday when senators voted against limiting debate on the measure. That was nearly a day...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 3-7-07

    03/07/2007 3:40:52 PM PST · by onyx · 199 replies · 2,383+ views
    The White House; yahoo ^ | 3-7-07 | onyx
    Welcome to Sanity Island, where only adults are allowed. President Bush Named Bob Dole And Donna Shalala To Serve On The President's Commission On Care For America's Returning Wounded Warriors and he met with them in the Oval Office today. He Signed An Executive Order Creating A Bipartisan Presidential Commission To Conduct A Comprehensive Review Of The Services America Is Providing Our Returning Wounded Warriors. In total, the President will announce nine members to serve on the Commission – including the two co-chairs. The President Also Directed U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Jim Nicholson To Establish An Interagency...
  • Bush Optimistic on Iraq Plan Early Signs, Names Co-Chairs to Walter Reed Panel

    03/06/2007 7:38:00 PM PST · by The Shrew · 49 replies · 647+ views
    Fox ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2007 | Staff
    ... While providing a progress report in the War on Terror, Bush also named a decorated war veteran and former Clinton cabinet member as leaders of a commission to investigate soldiers' treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Bush said former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole and former Heath and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, now president at the University of Miami, will co-chair the commission. The panel will review conditions at the Army's flagship hospital after the recent uncovering of poor treatment of soldiers there. It will also look at broader treatment throughout military hospitals.......
  • Ex-Senate leaders join bipartisan effort (Sens. Baker, Mitchell, Dole, Daschle)

    03/05/2007 6:34:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 919+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/5/07 | Jim Abrams - ap
    WASHINGTON - Four former Senate majority leaders are heading a new group aimed at putting aside partisan politics and offering solutions to the nation's biggest issues. The Bipartisan Policy Center, to be announced at a news conference Tuesday, will be directed by former Sens. Howard Baker, R-Tenn.; George Mitchell, D-Maine; Bob Dole, R-Kan.; and Tom Daschle, D-S.D. "We've all been leaders and you know how difficult it is," said Dole, who served as both majority and minority leader between 1985 and 1996. "We're all partisan in a way," Dole said in an interview Monday, adding they also hope to show...
  • Sen. (Elizabeth) Dole undergoes hip surgery

    12/13/2006 6:27:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies · 616+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2006
    RALEIGH, N.C. - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole underwent hip replacement surgery but expected to resume work after the congressional holiday recess, her spokeswoman said. Dole, 70, had her right hip replaced in a procedure that took about an hour Tuesday, spokeswoman Katie Norman said. "There were no complications and she's doing very well," Norman said. "It was a planned surgery but finding time to do it was a challenge. She plans to resume her Senate duties after a few weeks of recuperation." Dole, R-N.C., is up for re-election to a second term in 2008.
  • Clinton Operatives Behind Anti-Bush Ad Campaign

    07/10/2002 8:13:10 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 73 replies · 1,769+ views ^ | July 10, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Former Clinton political hitman James Carville, who recently touted New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for a 2008 presidential run, is reportedly behind an advertising campaign attacking President Bush for his 1990 sale of Harken Energy stock as well as his ties to the oil industry in general. American Family Voices, a group described by the New York Times as "secretive," has paid to run a 30-second commercial on cable news programs in Washington, D.C., and in New York through Thursday. The ad blasts President Bush as "sly like a fox" for talking down his dealings with Harken Energy, which Democrats...
  • Vanity: "special" endorsements to the King of the RINOs (McPain endorses Chafee)

    09/30/2006 8:44:42 AM PDT · by Alex1977 · 13 replies · 510+ views
    Senator John McCain (R - Az.) “Senator Chafee is one of the most fiscally responsible members of the U.S. Senate,” said U.S. Senator John McCain. “He wants to cut excess government spending, and he is willing to make the tough decisions to eliminate the federal deficit. Senator Chafee has been a leader on environmental issues, he’s working to raise fuel efficiency standards and make America energy independent, and he’s an honest advocate for his state. He is an important member of the Senate and we need him to keep representing the people of Rhode Island in Washington.” ------------------------------------------------ Senator Elizabeth...
  • Dole leads female senators' rally for Kyl

    09/23/2006 8:09:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 355+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Josh Brodesky
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole spent Friday morning in Tucson, rallying support for fellow Republican Sen. Jon Kyl in his bid for re-election. Dole headlined an entourage of female U.S. senators at the Arizona Inn, pledging their support for Kyl in his race against Democratic challenger Jim Pederson. "Sen. Kyl is a proven leader on important issues such as homeland security, victims' rights, immigration and health-care reform," she told about 150 supporters. Dole, of North Carolina, was joined by Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Susan Collins, R-Maine. Hutchison and Collins offered similar comments, each focusing on Kyl's record on cutting...
  • FDA has warned California Producers to clean up its act in March 2006.

    09/23/2006 2:54:00 AM PDT · by SBD1 · 7 replies · 710+ views
    Marler Clark L.L.P., P.S. ^ | March 1, 2006 | William Marler
    Put me out of business, please. Opinion-Editorial By William Marler March 1, 2006 On March 1, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued additional Guidelines “for the Safe Production of Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables.” This seems to have been prompted by the August 2005 outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections of some thirty people, including children, who ate DOLE bagged, pre-washed lettuce. At least 245,000 bags of lettuce were recalled across the country. In that outbreak alone, eight were hospitalized, and one child developed acute kidney failure, all from eating bagged, "pre-washed" lettuce. However, this is not the first...
  • Rescue Darfur Now (Bob Dole and John McCain Op-Ed)

    09/10/2006 3:01:21 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 904+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2006 | John McCain and Bob Dole
    In 1995, the writing was on the wall. The conflict in Bosnia was escalating. Tens of thousands of civilians had been driven from their homes and were trapped in places the United Nations had designated as "safe areas," including Srebrenica. Only a few hundred poorly equipped U.N. peacekeepers stood between those civilians and Bosnian Serb forces. The Serbs had signaled their defiance of the United Nations, their disdain for diplomatic overtures and their determination to advance on the safe areas and finish the job of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. All the makings of a massacre were present, and, before the...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 9/2 - 9/3/06 (not the live thread)

    09/01/2006 3:44:27 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 47 replies · 1,759+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 9/1/06 | Network and Cable News
    Preview and Analysis of the Weekend Talk Shows for 9/2 and 9/3/06It's Labor Day weekend!  The press can now concentrate (without feeling silly) on the Fall elections.  Who cares if there's actual news that might affect the future of human existence, let alone the fortunes of the United States and all Americans?  They get to report on the horse race!Meet The Press starts off the Sunday shows in my area, so I'll talk about them first.  Lil' Timmah is back and he's got a signature MTP event - live debates.  He'll get to sit upright to ask questions of Casey...
  • Important Immigration Update from Senator Elizabeth Dole

    05/20/2006 2:10:25 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 39 replies · 1,362+ views ^ | 5/19/06 | Elizabeth Dole
    From :  Senator Elizabeth Dole <> Sent :  Friday, May 19, 2006 8:49 PM To :  <Brilliant> Subject :  Important Immigration Update | | | Elizabeth DoleChair, NRSC Hello folks, The Senate has been debating various aspects of immigration this week to strengthen border security and reform our nation's immigration policy. I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know what's really been going on, and where Republicans and Democrats stand on these critical issues. When given the opportunity to vote for true border security--including 370 miles of triple-layered fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along our border with Mexico--15 Democrats voted against the proposal....
  • Caption Elizabeth Dole hugging...Barbara Mikulski??? (barf alert)

    04/26/2006 7:53:08 AM PDT · by memorandum1 · 8 replies · 415+ views
    Yahoo Photos ^ | 4/5/6 | Reuters
    Senators Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) (R) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) celebrate at Mikulski's office on Capitol Hill in Washington after the University of Maryland beat Duke University in the Women's Final Four NCAA basketball championship April 5, 2006. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
  • White House Retreat

    03/06/2006 2:48:35 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 39 replies · 1,172+ views ^ | 03-06-06 | LeBoutillier, John
    White House Retreat John LeBoutillier Monday, March 6, 2006 Several sources over the weekend reveal that the Bush White House has realized that the ports deal is killing them politically - and thus they need a new strategy. Accordingly, probably through the recently-retained lobbyist for Dubai Ports World, former Senator Bob Dole, the White House has told Dubai Ports World to "partner up" with an American company to manage the port terminals. In other words, find a "front company" to act as if they own and run these 21 crucial terminals. First out of the box for this "front" role...
  • GOP outpaces Democrats in election money chase

    01/03/2006 7:22:46 PM PST · by ncountylee · 23 replies · 707+ views
    thehill. ^ | January 4, 2006 | Peter Savodnik
    Republican campaign committees stormed into 2006 with a nearly 2-to-1 collective cash advantage over Democrats, despite the president’s poor poll numbers and GOP scandals on Capitol Hill. According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late last month, noted on, the Republicans ended November with $61 million in the bank compared to the Democrats’ $41 million. The Republican National Committee (RNC) led the pack, raising $6.1 million in November and ending the month with nearly $32 million on hand. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) reeled in approximately $5.4 million during the same period and had $7.3 million available....
  • Rescued from the Memory Hole: Background of Serb/Albanian Conflict

    12/05/2005 12:11:56 PM PST · by kronos77 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    NYT ^ | November 1, 1987 | By DAVID BINDER
    BELGRADE, Yugoslavia Portions of southern Yugoslavia have reached such a state of ethnic friction that Yugoslavs have begun to talk of the horrifying possibility of ''civil war'' in a land that lost one-tenth of its population, or 1.7 million people, in World War II. The current hostilities pit separatist-minded ethnic Albanians against the various Slavic populations of Yugoslavia and occur at all levels of society, from the highest officials to the humblest peasants. A young Army conscript of ethnic Albanian origin shot up his barracks, killing four sleeping Slavic bunkmates and wounding six others. The army says it has uncovered...
  • Where we were when Pearl Harbor was attacked

    12/02/2005 5:57:53 AM PST · by Moonraker · 78 replies · 4,346+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | December 2, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    On December 7, future U.S. President George H.W. Bush was a 17-year-old student and captain of the baseball team at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. "I remember it well," he says. "We had just left church and started to walk across campus when someone shouted out, 'Pearl Harbor's been bombed.'" On his 18th birthday, the following June, Bush signed up to become a Naval aviator. He completed flight school and earned his commission a few days before his 19th birthday making him the youngest aviator in the Navy at that time.
  • Bob Dole on Fox Hails Prescription Drug Benefit - "A Great Program"

    11/15/2005 9:37:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies · 865+ views
    Fox News | governsleastgovernsbest
    In a just-completed interview with Fox News' Bill Hemmer, Bob Dole hailed the new Medicare prescription drug benefit as "a great program." It's "great" for low-income people, he explained, because they'll have a very low deductible, and "good" for others. Of course he didn't say how 'great' the program would be for the taxpayer or for future generations saddled with paying for it. Of course Dole isn't alone in this. The program was created with the support of the President and most GOP congressmen. Still, at this stage of his career, it's sad to see Dole flacking for big government....
  • Dole speaks to peace mom [Sheehan] about war

    09/30/2005 9:49:59 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 85 replies · 1,933+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | Sept 30, 2005 | staff
    [Dole speaks to jihad mom about war] RALEIGH, N.C. -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole and peace mom Cindy Sheehan met privately to discuss the war in Iraq and parted as divided in their views as ever. "Some of the inflammatory statements that have been made by Ms. Sheehan and her political organization undermine the overall War on Terror and are extremely detrimental to our men and women in uniform in harm's way," Dole, R-N.C., said in a statement after the 10-minute private meeting on Thursday. Dole, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was "a gentle lady," and "a...
  • Clinton, Dole Appear at Fundraiser in N.C.

    09/21/2005 9:33:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 411+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/05 | Natalie Gott -ap
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Former President Clinton and former Sen. Bob Dole, once political rivals, came together Wednesday night to raise money for historically black Bennett College. Dole, a Republican who left his post as Senate majority leader to challenge Clinton as the Democrat sought a second term in 1996, is chairman of a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign for Bennett, a school for women. His work for the school is "an opportunity to help somebody up the ladder," Dole said. Clinton, whom Dole invited to attend, said of Dole: "He does this because he believes it's the right thing to do." Clinton's...
  • Freep This (RE: Judge Roberts)

    09/15/2005 10:45:32 AM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 34 replies · 771+ views
    National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | September 15, 2005 | Sen. Elizabeth Dole
    Please click the link! Take Action! Sign a Petition in Support of John Roberts Sign the NRSC petition in support of President Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge John G. Roberts Jr. The extreme left-wing special interest groups like and Alliance for Justice are working to smear Judge Roberts. They will say and do anything to prevent the confirmation of a commonsense, and strict constructionist judge to the U.S. Supreme Court. In fact, their liberal allies in the Senate, Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Ted Kennedy are ready to do everything in their power to stop Judge Roberts'...
  • GOP's failed recruiters

    08/29/2005 8:58:27 AM PDT · by Sonny M · 25 replies · 1,028+ views
    Town Hall ^ | August 29, 2005 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Mired in August's dog days, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) last week released a four-page opposition research paper on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York. The female Democratic senator deserving greater scrutiny, however, was Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. A vulnerable Stabenow appears headed for a second term, pointing to broad Republican failure. The hard truth is that the NRSC's 2006 recruitment under Sen. Elizabeth Dole's chairmanship has mostly failed. The remote possibility of Rudy Giuliani running was the only conceivable threat to Clinton. Stabenow offered a more realistic target, but recruitment of a viable challenger fell...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner Lech Walesa to Receive Dole Leadership Prize at KU

    08/24/2005 12:23:17 PM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 238+ views
    infoZine ^ | August 24, 2005 | Lawrence, Kan
    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Lech Walesa to Receive Dole Leadership Prize at KU Lawrence, Kan. - infoZine - Nobel Peace Prize winner and first democratically elected president of Poland Lech Walesa will receive the Dole Leadership Prize on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the University of Kansas, the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics announced yesterday. "Along with Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa is responsible for the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Iron Curtain," said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. "It is an honor to welcome him to the University of Kansas to accept...
  • NYT: The Underprivileged Press, by Bob Dole

    08/16/2005 5:42:55 AM PDT · by OESY · 17 replies · 1,416+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 16, 2005 | Bob Dole
    Like many Americans, I am perplexed by the federal investigation into the alleged leak of classified information that exposed Valerie Plame Wilson, the wife of Joseph C. Wilson IV, a former ambassador, as a Central Intelligence Agency officer. So far the special prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, has achieved one notable result: putting a New York Times reporter, Judith Miller, in jail for refusing to break her promise of confidentiality to her sources in response to a grand jury subpoena. The incarceration of Ms. Miller is all the more baffling because she has never written a word about the C.I.A. flap....
  • CAFTA: Politics at Its Worst!

    08/05/2005 9:38:29 PM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 26 replies · 759+ views ^ | 8/5/2005 | Chuck Baldwin
    Most of us are aware that Congress has passed and President Bush has signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) into law. CAFTA is the latest in a series of international trade agreements to which the United States has committed itself. Sold to Congress as promoting "free trade," international agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and now CAFTA are actually huge compromises of American sovereignty and independence for the benefit of wealthy international corporations.
  • Senate Democrats Crushing GOP in Fundraising

    07/12/2005 10:33:32 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 67 replies · 2,138+ views
    Political Wire ^ | July 12, 2005
    "Six months into the 2006 election cycle, Senate Democrats have set a torrid fundraising pace and have roughly twice the available campaign cash their GOP counterparts do, soon-to-be filed fundraising reports will show," Roll Call reports. "Senate Democrats’ fundraising has been buoyed by a variety of factors, including the high-profile battle over judicial nominations and the tenacity and New York fundraising base of DSCC Chairman Charles Schumer."
  • George Will: Brownback's Plans for 2008

    06/03/2005 4:37:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 34 replies · 1,109+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 2, 2004 | George F. Will
    He hopes to build on the 'tens of millions of dollars' the Bush campaign spent to mobilize evangelical Christians. In 1988, the arrival of the religious right and social conservatism as formidable and entwined forces in the Republican Party was signaled when Pat Robertson received 25 percent of the vote in the Iowa presidential nominating caucuses, second to Bob Dole's 37 percent. Seventeen years later, when Robertson wasasked on ABC's "This Week'' who he thought might make a fine Republican nominee in 2008, he began his answer: "There's an outstanding senator from Kansas ...''Sam Brownback, 48, won the Senate seat...
  • Elizabeth Dole: Nominees deserve better

    05/20/2005 12:54:48 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 482+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2005 | Senator Elizabeth Dole
    As the battle over judicial nominees and the role of the filibuster reaches its decisive moment, let's remember that more is at stake than the rules and procedures of the Senate. Resorting to half-truths and invective to advance a political objective — the establishment of a new 60-vote supermajority requirement for the confirmation of federal judges — is deeply unfair to those who have spent a lifetime building reputations for fairness and intellectual probity. Take the case of two women now at the center of the filibuster controversy, Justices Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown. In describing Justices Owen and...
  • Bob Dole: A unique case of obstruction

    05/19/2005 4:18:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 31 replies · 1,388+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2005 | Robert Dole
    In the current debate over judicial nominations, some commentators claim Republicans such as myself are misrepresenting history by suggesting the current filibuster tactics of the Democrats are unprecedented. These commentators cite the 1968 nomination of Abe Fortas to be chief justice of the United States as an example of how Republicans once attempted to block a judicial nomination on the Senate floor. I welcome the opportunity to respond to this claim, because the more Americans learn about the history of judicial nominations, the more they will realize how terribly off-track our confirmation process has become. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson...
  • Women Rally To Demand An Up Or Down Vote For Priscilla Owen And Janice Rogers Brown

    05/11/2005 1:47:20 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 916+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tracey Schmitt 202-863-8614 Call For An End To Democrat Obstruction Of Highly Qualified Women  Washington, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Deborah Pryce was joined by NRSC Chair Elizabeth Dole, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, female Republican members of the U.S. House and over 100 other Republican women this afternoon to rally for a vote on two highly qualified judicial nominees.Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown have had their nominations to the federal judiciary blocked by an unprecedented filibuster by Senate Democrats. Today’s rally called for an end to the Democrat obstruction and focused on the need...
  • Bob Dole Speaks Out

    04/27/2005 6:23:28 PM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 9 replies · 505+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | April 27th, 2005 | John Kuethe
    Today, Bob Dole has an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times. In it he speaks about the state of the 109th congress and its importance in American politics now in the future. As a veteran of the decades in the United States Senate and a man who has come as close as possible to the oval office, without becoming President, his credentials are beyond reproach. Senator Dole speaks of the mutual self-restraint that has been observed by both parties throughout the history of this Nation. This restraint has been the key that has enabled the Senate to function and...