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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...