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  • Toronto Film Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’

    09/12/2017 8:43:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 9/12/17 | Gleiberman
    Over the years, a great many actors have taken a turn at playing one of the Kennedy brothers (in made-for-TV movies, on “Saturday Night Live,” in big-screen historical dramas). The vast majority of these performances have been mediocre, a handful have been quite good, and a few have been memorable — like Bruce Greenwood’s cuttingly terse and commanding JFK in the Cuban Missile Crisis drama “Thirteen Days,” or Peter Sarsgaard’s tender and battle-scarred Robert F. Kennedy in “Jackie.” To that short list of singular and superb Kennedy performances, we can now add the Australian actor Jason Clarke’s portrayal of Edward...
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal repeals part of 'Obamacare'

    01/01/2013 9:21:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Tucked inside the "fiscal cliff" deal is a provision repealing the CLASS Act, a giant unfunded mandate that was part of President Obama's health care law. The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and was designed to create a program for long-term care for the functionally disabled. Mr. Obama halted the program, saying he couldn't find a way to make it cost-effective. But he had objected when Republicans tried to repeal it outright, saying he wanted to keep it on the books and try to amend it...
  • Kennedy Cousin Skakel Back in Court

    04/14/2007 12:35:57 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 9 replies · 711+ views ^ | 04/14/07 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is going back to court this week in a bid for a new murder trial, adding yet another twist to a case that has spawned decades of intrigue. Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, is serving 20 years to life in prison after he was convicted in 2002 of bludgeoning Martha Moxley to death with a golf club in their wealthy Greenwich neighborhood when they were 15. Skakel, 47, is seeking a new trial based on a claim by one-time schoolmate Gitano ``Tony'' Bryant implicating two of his friends in Moxley's...
  • Democrat Hypocrisy on Andersen

    07/10/2002 10:16:00 PM PDT · by jumpstartme · 15 replies · 1,081+ views ^ | Today | jumpstartme
    5 out of the top ten US House Recipients of contributions (1989- 2001) from Arthur Andersen are democRats. Their names and the amounts are listed below. And, according to dim logic, they are guilty by association and should have their names shining in the bright lights of Reuters, AP, Drudge, The Washington ComPost, and more. After all, this is a hit piece. Here you go, Klayman, chase this ambulance too! Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) $34,687 Martin Frost (D-Texas) $32,000 Peter Deutsch (D-Fla) $24,200 James P. Moran (D-Va) $21,250 Ken Bentsen (D-Texas) $19,225 Other Rats also receiving Andersen dirty money include: Rick...
  • Democrats Split on Tactics for Confirmation Hearings

    08/21/2005 8:50:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,014+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 22, 2005 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 - Two weeks before senators begin questioning the Supreme Court nominee, John G. Roberts Jr., the debate over his confirmation is becoming a test of Senate Democrats as well. The party's liberal base, whose contributions during judicial confirmation fights earlier this year have helped the Senate Democratic campaign fund amass twice as much as its Republican rival, is pressing for another vigorous fight against Judge Roberts as documents from the Reagan administration clarify his conservative credentials. But as Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and other liberal stalwarts on the Judiciary Committee step up their criticism of...
  • Judicial Confirmation Hypocrisy-(Dems pontificating on "NO Filibuster," when they had majority)

    05/19/2005 1:01:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 898+ views
    As the Senate moves closer to a vote on the Constitutional Option – a vote to end the filibusters against President Bush’s judicial nominees – Senate Democrats have ramped up their rhetoric in an effort to defeat the measure. But it was these very same filibustering Senators who once argued that judicial nominees deserved up-or-down votes on the Senate floor. Don’t take our word for it. Here they are, in their own words… Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) "What I am saying to my friend is that in addition to what I have just said, we now have 30 nominations...
  • Democrats Turn to Leader of Religious Left

    01/17/2005 12:20:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 76 replies · 3,986+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 17, 2005 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Democrats, reeling from the Republicans' success at courting churchgoers, are focusing new attention on a religious and political anomaly: Jim Wallis, one of the few prominent left-leaning leaders among evangelical Protestants. At the start of the Congressional session, Senate Democrats invited Mr. Wallis to address their members at a private session to discuss issues. A group of about 15 House Democrats invited him to a breakfast discussion about dispelling their party's secular image. And NBC News has enlisted him to appear as a guest during its inauguration coverage opposite Dr. James C. Dobson, one of the most prominent evangelical conservatives....
  • Lawmakers expand Hate Crimes law to protect gays

    05/01/2003 8:25:09 PM PDT · by follow the money · 41 replies · 295+ views
    AP ^ | 05/01/03 | ap
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -Comparing hate crimes to terrorist acts, senators called today for laws that would expand federal penalties for acts of violence against homosexuals.</p> <p>The legislation, co-sponsored by Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa., would include protections based on sexual orientation, disability and gender to existing laws that target violence because of race and religion.</p>
  • Ted K stops protesting war, throws support behind troops (Fat Drunken Bum Alert))

    03/21/2003 1:12:59 PM PST · by Lance Romance · 20 replies · 167+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3-21-03 | Noelle Straub
    Ted K stops protesting war, throws support behind troops by Noelle Straub Friday, March 21, 2003 WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy put aside his opposition to war with Iraq yesterday and joined a chorus of congressional voices commending President Bush and honoring U.S. troops for their efforts in the Persian Gulf. ``There are a number of issues which are out there that surround this conflict, but there should be one message from the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States, and that is that all of us are united behind our service men and women tonight,''...
  • Bush Decision on University Criticized

    01/17/2003 2:05:34 PM PST · by GeneD · 3 replies · 251+ views
    AP via ^ | 01/17/2003
    Democrats, looking to capitalize on President Bush's decision to oppose the University of Michigan's affirmation action program, began a campaign Friday to make civil rights and equal education opportunities a major 2004 election issue. "Civil rights has always been the great unfinished business of America," Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy told a Capitol Hill Democratic forum. Democrats have been criticizing the GOP on civil rights issues since December, when Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi started an uproar with remarks praising the pro-segregation 1948 presidential campaign of Strom Thurmond. Then the Bush administration argued to the Supreme Court on Thursday against...