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  • Hillary Clinton Denounces Bachmann's Calls for an Investigation

    07/31/2012 6:44:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 31, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has finally responded to the request by five House Republicans for an investigation into the Islamist links to Clinton’s long-time aide Huma Abedin. Clinton tried to take the moral high ground, saying there is “no place in our politics” for such “assaults” and continuing: “Leaders have to be active in stepping in and sending messages about protecting the diversity within their countries. We did see some of that in our own country. We saw Republicans stepping up and standing up against the kind of assaults that really have no place in our politics.” State Department...
  • U-2 Dragon Lady: Airmen Discuss their Continued Push for Operational Success

    05/11/2010 11:41:51 AM PDT · by SZonian · 5 replies · 274+ views
    380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | 5/6/2010 | Master Sgt. Scott X
    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- In the first three months of 2010, Airmen supporting the U-2 Dragon Lady deployed operations with the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing flew nearly 200 combat sorties in support of operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. When averaged out in flight time, that means a U-2 is flying in the AOR 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In those 200 missions, U-2 Airmen supported more than 70 "troops in contact" events where deployed ground forces were supported by the U-2's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, said Mr....
  • Deployed U-2 pilot achieves rare feat of 100 combat missions

    03/31/2010 6:27:46 PM PDT · by mylife · 34 replies · 753+ views
    USAF Central ^ | 3/15/10 | Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
    Deployed U-2 pilot achieves rare feat of 100 combat missions by Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 3/15/2010 - SOUTHWEST ASIA -- For Maj. William Gottenberg, he's been helping the Dragon Lady breathe a lot of fire lately. The 16-and-a-half-year Air Force veteran and pilot recently achieved 100 combat missions in the U-2 in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. "It's a good feeling because it's an awesome mission and the fact that I was able to have the opportunity to come out here enough to get the chance to get 100 is great,"...
  • Inside Martha Coakley

    01/16/2010 11:01:28 AM PST · by richardtavor · 9 replies · 461+ views
    Verizon.net ^ | Unknown | Staff
    April 19, 2001. Anniversary of the filing of Gerald Amirault's petition for commutation. The Parole Board -- required by law to make a recommendation within six months -- has still done nothing. July 6, 2001. The Parole Board votes 5-0, recommending that the Governor commute Gerald Amirault's sentence to time served. August 2, 2001. Martha Coakley and the Middlesex DA's office orchestrate a hysteria-filled press conference by the alleged "victims" of the Amirault family. Ironically, the true abusers of these people are in fact Coakley herself and her colleagues -- Harshbarger, Reilly, Bernstein, Hardoon, etc. Dorothy Rabinowitz writes an excellent...
  • Breathtaking spy plane footage.

    11/27/2009 4:32:05 AM PST · by Doogle · 66 replies · 3,006+ views
    wimp.com ^ | 11/27/09 | wimp.com
    ..pretty cool clip
  • Hillary Absorbs $13.1 Million Campaign Loan

    12/23/2008 4:48:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 17 replies · 1,273+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 22, 2008 | Michael Falcone
    First, it was the disclosure of the contributors to her husband’s charitable organizations, then a rollback in salary for her new job because of an obscure clause in the Constitution, and now as Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares to make the transition from senator to secretary of state, she has written off a $13.1 million loan of her own money to her presidential campaign. According to fillings with the Federal Election Commission, Mrs. Clinton forgave a total of $13,175,000 in personal funds that she lent to her campaign during the Democratic primary, plus interest. Even so, Mrs. Clinton still owes millions...
  • Dick Morris: Hillary Vows to Defend U.A.E., Kuwait, From [Nuclear] Iran

    04/23/2008 8:01:49 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 31 replies · 159+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 22 Apr 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    In last week's Philadelphia debate, Hillary Clinton said she would commit the United States to a retaliatory attack against Iran, presumably with nuclear weapons, if it dropped the bomb on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, or Kuwait. Asked if "it should be U.S. policy now to treat an Iranian attack on Israel as if it were an attack against the United States," Clinton astonishingly responded that she'd use American nukes not just to defend Israel, our traditional strategic ally, but also other neighboring states such as the U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait from an Iranian nuclear attack. Barack Obama's...
  • Hillary's baggage is just too heavy for this voter to carry (A liberal's dilemma)

    02/05/2008 4:44:14 AM PST · by fweingart · 14 replies · 85+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 5th 2008 | Richard Cohen
    At the most recent Democratic debate, moderator Wolf Blitzer referred to "a dream ticket for the White House" - either Hillary Clinton for President and Barack Obama for veep or the other way around. Both candidates demurred, giving me the opportunity to describe my own dream ticket: Obama for President; Clinton for chief of staff. That's the long and the short of it. Just about everything Clinton says about herself - her experience, her indomitability, her presumed ability to work long hours - says to me that she would make a swell chief of staff. Beyond that, she either lacks...
  • Hillary Takes Credit For "So-Called" Surge Success

    01/25/2008 12:20:13 PM PST · by bocopar · 54 replies · 967+ views
    Bob Parks: Outside The Wire ^ | 1/25/08 | Bob Parks
    During Thursday night's Republican debate, presidential candidate Mitt Romney said something that angered me a bit... And one more thing. What -- what an audacious and arrogant thing for the Democrats to say, as Hillary Clinton did, that they are responsible for the progress that the surge has seen, by virtue of their trying to pull out so quickly. Look, the success over there is due to the -- the blood and the courage of our servicemen and women, and to General Petraeus and to President Bush, not to General Hillary Clinton. No, this time I'm not mad AT Mitt.
  • Hillary's Purpose Driven Drivel

    12/02/2007 5:47:26 AM PST · by fweingart · 39 replies · 136+ views
    Town Hall.com ^ | December 2, 2007 | Kevin McCullough
    Listening to liberal politicians attempt to speak about Biblical Christianity is something akin to quizzing porn stars about the finer points of acting. ...And if you're last name is Clinton you may qualify for both - but I digress. They know it's not their best subject. They know they have no clue about it's authenticity, but the leading Democratic candidates continue to believe that they can somehow trick those who do into thinking they are one of us. We've already been panderbyted by both John Edwards and Barack Obama about the Gospel according to liberalism but this week it was...
  • Clinton, Obama address La Raza

    07/23/2007 10:55:08 AM PDT · by GFritsch · 30 replies · 656+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Jul. 23, 2007 | BETH REINHARD
    Democratic front-runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama vowed Sunday to crusade for immigration reform if elected president, though they didn't promise everything asked of them at the nation's largest gathering of Hispanic community leaders.Clinton did not demand an end to federal raids on undocumented immigrants. Obama would not guarantee a visit to the immigrant-heavy agricultural area of California's Central Valley in between his fundraising trips to Los Angeles. But their mere presence at the Miami Beach Convention Center -- along with their agreement with much of the National Council of La Raza agenda on immigration, healthcare and education -- gratified...
  • 14 Years Later, Mystery Still Remains in the Death of Vince Foster

    07/22/2007 4:36:02 AM PDT · by GFritsch · 302 replies · 8,966+ views
    14 yers ago today, on July 20, 1993, the body of Vincent Walker Foster, Jr. was found in a Virginia park, next to a civil war cannon, with an unidentified revolver lodged in the right hand. Vincent Foster died of a small-caliber gunshot wound to his head. Vince Foster was not only deputy White House counsel but also the personal attorney to Bill and Hillary Clinton. On the night of Foster’s death, top Clinton aides made a frantic effort to enter and remove documents from his West Wing office. In the days that followed, federal investigators were stymied in their...
  • STOP HILLARY NOW!!

    05/11/2006 5:14:48 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 28 replies · 875+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 5/11/2006 | Terry Kovach
    Since 1993, when she tried to become the tzarina of government-sponsored health care, I have suspected that Hillary Clinton wanted to become the President of the United States. Since the mid-1990s — when one of her best friends, Judith Hope, moved from Little Rock to New York, and then “suddenly” became the chairman of the NY Democratic Party — I was confident that the fix was in. Since 1999, when she bilked the taxpayers in a phony “listening tour” scam to launch her campaign, there was no doubt in my mind that Mrs. Clinton was going to use a run...
  • Hillary Clinton Off Case, Still May Testify

    04/13/2006 11:19:51 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 866+ views
    newsmax ^ | 4-13-06 | Limbacher
    Hillary Clinton Off Case, Still May Testify A California judge has signaled that 2008 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will not be able to avoid being deposed for a civil lawsuit against her husband and others involved in a Hollywood fundraiser for her 2000 Senate campaign, according to a lawyer involved in the case. Colette Wilson, who represents one-time Clinton fundraiser Peter Paul, tells the New York Sun that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz indicated last week that any attempt to prevent Mrs. Clinton from giving sworn testimony in the case would be "dead on arrival." Mr. Paul footed...
  • Hillary Clinton's Popularity Up in State, Even Among Republicans

    02/21/2005 8:32:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 218 replies · 7,347+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/22/05 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    Clinton's Popularity Up in State, Even Among Republicans By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ Published: February 22, 2005 Remember Hillary Rodham Clinton and the conventional wisdom about how polarizing a figure she is? Well, think again. Recent polls have shown that Mrs. Clinton, the junior senator from New York, may have turned a corner politically, sharply reducing the number of voters in the state who harbor negative views of her. Pollsters say the change is remarkable for a woman who has long been shadowed by a seemingly implacable group of voters - commonly referred to as Hillary haters - who dislike her, no...
  • McCain: Hillary Would Be Good President

    02/20/2005 8:29:47 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 511 replies · 12,077+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Maverick Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday that his New York colleague, Sen. Hillary Clinton, would do well if she becomes president of the United States. "I am sure that Sen. Clinton would make a good president," McCain told NBC's "Meet the Press," as both he and Clinton were being interviewed from Baghdad. While noting that as a Republican, he'll be supporting the GOP nominee in 2008, McCain reiterated, "I have no doubt that Sen. Clinton would make a good president." Asked whether she thought McCain would make a good president, Sen. Clinton was somewhat less effusive, responding tersely, "Absolutely"...
  • U.S. News: Hillary May Not Run

    11/30/2004 5:37:36 AM PST · by truthandlife · 83 replies · 5,539+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11-30-04 | Carl Limbacher
    Some Hillary supporters say the former first lady may not make a bid for the White House after all. Though initial polls show Sen. Clinton as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2008, U.S. News & World Report says Hillary may not seek the job. Paul Bedard's "Washington Whispers" column in the latest edition of U.S. news reports that ". . . some friends and allies advise against placing bets that the former first lady will be the nation's 44th president." Citing these close friends to Hillary, the magazine says Hillary has made no commitment to running, and some...
  • Sen. Clinton brings warning (barf alert)

    10/28/2004 9:12:43 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 14 replies · 956+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 10/28/2004 | JON FOX
    SCRANTON - Returning to her father's hometown, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, criticized the Bush administration for what she called an attempt to undo 60 years of domestic progress. "I realized they weren't out just to turn the clock back on the 1990s. They wanted to turn the clock back on the 20th century," she told the crowd at Lackawanna College's Mellow Theater on Wednesday morning. Democratic campaign officials estimated the crowd at nearly 1,000. "Don't be fooled by what could very well be the sleeper issues of this campaign," Clinton said. President George Bush plans to privatize...
  • Pentagon's 'Dragon lady' But now sentenced to prison for favouring Boeing over Lockheed

    10/10/2004 1:09:16 PM PDT · by familyop · 40 replies · 2,786+ views
    NYTimes via Electric New Paper ^ | 11OCT04 | New York Times
    She favours Boeing on Air Force contracts for hiring daughter and daughter's boyfriend and, later, to protect daughter, who got a poor performance reviewWhile overseeing contracts, she meet Boeing secretly for $422,000 job there HE had long insisted that her work decisions were strictly professional. Then, she failed a lie-detector test. Finally, Darleen Druyun, the No 2 weapons buyer for the US Air Force, admitted that her weapons-buying decisions were influenced by a desire to curry Boeing's favour for herself and her family. The career of Druyun, once the most powerful woman in the Air Force, is over. Last...
  • U-2 pilot receiving Kolligian trophy

    06/05/2003 9:10:03 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies · 296+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 6/5/2003 | Tech. Sgt. James Brabenec
    6/5/2003 - BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper will present Maj. Jeffrey Olesen, a U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, with the 2002 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy during a June 13 ceremony at the Pentagon. Olesen, assistant director of operations for the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron here, will receive the award for safely coping with an in-flight emergency during an October 2001 Operation Southern Watch mission over Iraq. Flying above 70,000 feet, U-2 pilots normally operate their aircraft at full power. However, three hours into his mission, Olesen's aircraft began to experience rollbacks,...
  • Electrical failure challenges U-2 pilots' skills

    12/02/2002 4:26:10 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 9 replies · 205+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 11/29/02 | Tech. Sgt. James Brabenec
    11/29/02 - BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- Flying above 70,000 feet in a two-seat U-2 Dragon Lady, the crew had less than 10 minutes to respond to an impending electrical systems failure, an emergency never before encountered in the aircraft. So began the ordeal of Maj. Mike Means and Capt. Steve Rodriguez in September 2001. Ultimately, the flight would test their mettle as pilots and earn them the 12th Air Force Aircrew of Distinction Award for fiscal 2002. Responding to emergencies is nothing new to U-2 pilots, who regularly prepare for the unexpected. "We brief emergency procedures before...