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  • Bill Clinton to be on Greta's On The Record tonight

    09/23/2008 6:41:11 PM PDT · by CE2949BB · 68 replies · 288+ views
    FNC ^ | 9/23/2008 | CE2949BB
    Will talk about charity work and "First Dude".
  • Giuliani: Kids of illegal immigrants should keep US citizenship

    12/01/2007 11:32:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 124 replies · 1,688+ views ^ | November 30, 2007 | By JIM DAVENPORT
    BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) -- Republican White House hopeful Rudy Giuliani said Friday he wouldn't try to change laws that make citizens of children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants, noting that it's a matter determined by the Constitution. "That's a very delicate balance that's been arrived at, and I wouldn't change that," Giuliani said in response to a question while campaigning at Sun City Hilton Head, a sprawling retirement community down the South Carolina coast from Charleston.
  • Romney files official papers to get on N.H. primary ballot

    10/31/2007 7:50:57 AM PDT · by meandog · 3 replies · 50+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 30, 2007
    CONCORD, N.H. - Mitt Romney took the symbolic, time-honored step yesterday of filing his official papers to put his name on the primary ballot in New Hampshire, a state that will play a huge role in his presidential ambitions. Alerts Romney told reporters he was "thrilled to be sitting in the seat my father sat in some 40-odd years ago," referring to George Romney, who unsuccessfully contested the 1968 GOP presidential nomination. "I intend to follow his footsteps to a point," Romney said. "And the point is that I plan on winning the campaign." Romney, the governor of neighboring Massachusetts...
  • Romney's rhetoric glosses Mass. years

    10/23/2007 12:41:42 PM PDT · by meandog · 39 replies · 77+ views
    boston globe ^ | August 22, 2007 | By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff
    On the presidential campaign trail, Mitt Romney points to healthcare reform as his major achievement as Massachusetts governor, presenting the plan as an example of how he used conservative principles to provide affordable health insurance for all state residents without a government takeover. But he does not mention aspects of the plan that may hold less appeal for his Republican audiences. For example, he decries "socialized medicine" and says the Massachusetts plan is "all a private initiative, a private-based, market-based healthcare" -- omitting the fact that the state and federal governments subsidize much of the overall cost and that a...
  • Change is Romney's Tune

    09/26/2007 7:05:27 AM PDT · by meandog · 3 replies · 78+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9.26.07 | Dan Balz
    Mitt Romney has gingerly picked up the challenge that was laid down to all the Republican presidential candidates recently by Newt Gingrich. In a weekend speech in Michigan, Romney sounded a message of change, telling Republicans they must clean up their own house before they can expect to win back public confidence. Gingrich believes Republicans will lose the White House next year unless the party's presidential nominee makes a clean break with President Bush and the state of affairs in Washington. Romney's speech -- buttressed by modest newspaper and television advertising -- marked the first attempt to rally support by...
  • Romney tries to distance campaign from anti-Thompson site

    09/12/2007 11:06:31 AM PDT · by meandog · 21 replies · 417+ views
    Republican rivals Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson skirmished yesterday over a website attacking Thompson that was created by the business partner of a Romney consultant from South Carolina. While Romney's campaign tried to distance itself from the website, a spokesman for Thompson called on Romney to fire the consultant and to issue an apology for what he called "high-tech gutter politics." The website,, made unflattering characterizations of the new entrant into the Republican nomination race, calling him "Playboy Fred," "Trial Lawyer Fred," and "Moron Fred," among other monikers. It was created by Wesley Donehue, a business partner of Warren...
  • Romney Takes Dig at Rival

    09/05/2007 5:18:29 PM PDT · by meandog · 17 replies · 518+ views
    Forbes ^ | 09.04.07 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT
    SALEM, N.H. - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in an interview Monday dismissed concerns he's too nice to be a viable candidate in a vicious race, proving it by taking a swipe at yet-to-announced GOP rival Fred Thompson. "We all get the chance to go on the talk shows. But it's not the sort of questions you get in the debates or the town meetings that I've had," Romney said in an Associated Press interview, alluding to plans by Thompson to formally announced his candidacy during a planned Wednesday night appearance on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno." "The talk show...
  • Romney Calls Situation in Iraq "Mess"

    09/04/2007 11:29:07 AM PDT · by meandog · 240 replies · 2,576+ views
    Politico Via Drudge ^ | 9.4.07 | jonathan Martin
    Romney concedes Iraq "a mess," describes three-step plan Confronted by an unhappy questioner, Mitt Romney said tonight at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire that the situation in Iraq "is a mess." [Video courtesy] Romney's assessment was delivered by way of agreeing with a gentleman who stood up at a Nashua VFW post and complained that the conflict is "an unmitigated mess." "What I'd like to know is, what, if you get elected, precisely what would you do?" asked the unidentified citizen at an event carried lived by C-SPAN. "Ok, well first of all, it is a mess,"...
  • Romney Vows to Increase Cancer Research

    08/28/2007 11:29:33 AM PDT · by meandog · 60 replies · 895+ views
    Wash. Post/AP ^ | August 28, 2007; 11:50 AM | By RON FOURNIER
    WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told breast cancer survivors Tuesday that their disease "is getting less than a fair shake" when it comes to research funding. Romney, a former governor who made health care reform his signature issue in Massachusetts, suggested that as president he would increase federal spending on research of breast cancer and other cancers. "There's no substitute for funding," he said
  • Romney marched blindly into 'chickenhawk' trap

    08/24/2007 8:52:03 AM PDT · by meandog · 69 replies · 1,254+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7.22.07 | Froma Harrop
    Mitt Romney has five strapping sons, and not one of them has ever served in the military. When asked about this in Bettendorf, Iowa, the Republican presidential hopeful said that "one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping to get me elected." He noted that his boy Josh had driven a Winnebago to all of Iowa's 99 counties ó all 99 of them! There's been a lot of back-and-forth over this tactless comment. Jim Geraghty wrote on National Review Online that he's "tired" of the "chickenhawk line of attack." These are the accusations, usually...
  • Romney Muddles Abortion Stance

    08/23/2007 6:01:54 AM PDT · by meandog · 7 replies · 355+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7.23.07 | By TEDDY DAVIS
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Tuesday in a Nevada television interview that he supports letting states "make their own decision" about whether to keep abortion legal. "My view is that the Supreme Court has made an error in saying at the national level one size fits all for the whole nation," Romney told Nevada political columnist Jon Ralston in a televised interview. "Instead, I would let states make their choices."
  • In Surge, Giuliani Now Tops Clinton by Seven Points

    08/16/2007 11:40:19 AM PDT · by Kuksool · 64 replies · 1,675+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 16, 2007 | Rasmussen Reports
    After being virtually tied with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for several months, Republican contender Rudy Giuliani now leads Clinton up 47% to 40% in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. In the match-up of the frontrunners, this result marks a significant shift. For the last three months the two frontrunners have never been further apart than three percentage points. Last month, Giuliani and Clinton were separated by just a single point.
  • American Legion leader rebukes (Dem Candidate John 'Pink Sapphire') Edwards

    05/16/2007 1:48:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 1,004+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 15, 2007
    Democrat John Edwards' call for voters to speak out against the Iraq war on Memorial Day weekend has drawn criticism from a leader of the American Legion, who called the effort "revolting." In an e-mail message and on his Web site, Edwards asks supporters to honor and pray for the troops over the Memorial Day weekend and to send them care packages and treats. But the presidential candidate also urges supporters to use the holiday to denounce the war ó an effort Paul Morin, national commander of the American Legion, decried as an attempt to "politicize" the day. "Revolting is...
  • A day in the life of Pres. Bush (4/22/07): news/pics from WH Correspondents Dinner (welcome back TS)

    04/22/2007 3:44:34 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 218 replies · 3,944+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush spent the weekend in Washington where they attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner last night. The Washington Post described the President's appearance this way: The evening took a turn toward the somber when the President took the stage. After a videotaped message from David Letterman ("Top 10 George W. Bush Moments"), he said, "In light of this week's tragedy at Virginia Tech I've decided not to be funny." And with that he handed the lectern over to Rich Little. "I'm not here to make any political points," the veteran...
  • Draft questions cloud Giulianiís chances

    03/01/2007 10:56:15 PM PST · by George W. Bush · 50 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Feb 28, 2007 9:04 PM | Bill Sammon
    Politics Draft questions cloud Giulianiís chances (AP) Rudolph Giuliani in his consulting offices in New York in 2005. Bill Sammon, The Examiner Feb 28, 2007 9:04 PM (1 day ago) Current rank: # 1 of 19,016 articles WASHINGTON - If this presidential campaign is anything like the last, John McCainís Vietnam service will inevitably be contrasted with GOP rival Rudy Giulianiís avoidance of a war that he opposed. ďAny suggestion that he was dodging the draft is totally, factually inaccurate,Ē said a senior Giuliani campaign adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the...
  • Draft questions cloud Giulianiís chances

    03/01/2007 7:14:37 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 169 replies · 3,197+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 2/28/07 | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON - If this presidential campaign is anything like the last, John McCainís Vietnam service will inevitably be contrasted with GOP rival Rudy Giulianiís avoidance of a war that he opposed. ďAny suggestion that he was dodging the draft is totally, factually inaccurate,Ē said a senior Giuliani campaign adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. ďHe opposed the war on tactical and strategic grounds.Ē But as far back as 1993, when he successfully ran for mayor of New York, Giuliani has been dogged by accusations that he pulled strings to avoid the...
  • Giulianiís Electoral Downside

    02/15/2007 7:10:08 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 98 replies · 1,318+ views
    National Review ^ | 2-15-07 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Giulianiís Electoral Downside The social issues arenít just a primary problem. By Ramesh Ponnuru Rudy Giuliani doesnít seem to have any tepid supporters on the Right. His fans are dogged in explaining his virtues to their skeptical peers. Steven Malanga recently wrote an essay for the City Journalís website making the case for Giuliani as a conservative exemplar. He runs through an impressive list of the mayorís conservative accomplishments. He adds this closing thought: ďAnd if social and religious conservatives fret about Giulianiís more liberal social views, nevertheless, in the general election such views might make this experience-tested conservative even...
  • Smoking Gun publishes 1993 Giuliani campaign memo; cites "Wierdness Factor" among other weaknesses.

    02/13/2007 12:01:22 PM PST · by OldGuard1 · 61 replies · 1,363+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Feb 12, 2007 | The Smoking Gun
    FEBRUARY 12--As he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudolph Giuliani will have to contend with political and personal baggage unknown to prospective supporters whose knowledge of the former New York mayor is limited to his post-September 11 exploits. So, in a bid to educate the electorate, we're offering excerpts from a remarkable "vulnerability study" that was commissioned by Giuliani's campaign prior to his successful 1993 City Hall run. The confidential 450-page report, authored by Giuliani's research director and another aide, was the campaign's attempt to identify possible lines of attack against Giuliani and prepare the candidate and his staff...
  • Scheuer: Clinton refused to kill bin Laden - afraid 'shrapnel would hit mosque'

    09/27/2006 8:42:13 AM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 33 replies · 2,233+ views
    John Gambling show, WABC radio (NYC) | September 27, 2006 | me (my memory of interview of Scheuer on radio)
    Michael Scheuer, former head of the "bin Laden desk" at the CIA, was interviewed on the John Gambling radio show on WABC radio (NYC) this morning.Here are a few points Scheuer made, as well I can remember (there is no transcript of the interview yet as far afaik): 1. Clinton was presented with a near perfect opportunity to kill bin Laden around December 23 or 24, 1999. (IIRC on the dates.) Clinton refused to pull the trigger in that instance NOT because he was afraid of human collateral damage, Scheuer says, but because Clinton was afraid shrapnel would hit a...

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>