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  • EXPLOSIVE REPORT: FORCES WERE AVAILABLE TO HELP AMERICANS UNDER ATTACK IN BENGHAZI

    04/29/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT · by crosslink · 315 replies
    The blaze ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. government had the ability to “react and respond” to the Benghazi terrorist attack and could have had forces on the ground before the second wave of the assault began, a special operator with knowledge of the response told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Due to the explosive nature of his allegations, the special ops member asked to remain anonymous. “I know for a fact that C 110 the UComm CIF was doing a training exercise, not in the region of northern Africa, but in Europe. And they had the ability to react and respond,” he told Fox...
  • Time Magazine Asks: 'Is Herman Cain the Most Unctuous Black Man Alive?'

    10/21/2011 5:35:58 AM PDT · by tutstar · 131 replies
    News Busters ^ | 10 20 2011 | Tim Graham
    The author who calls himself simply Toure -- a regular guest on MSNBC, and before that on CNN -- is throwing rhetorical bricks at Herman Cain for Time magazine. His article is headlined "Is Herman Cain the Most Unctuous Black Man Alive? Why the Hermanator experience is making me sick." Toure compared Cain to a circus clown, called him a "buffoon," compared him to "rancid, spoiled, stinky, curdled milk" and dissed him (in the liberal mind) by calling him "the Black Sarah Palin." In the midst of that, he somehow scolds Cain for "sinking to teenage-level disses." He began: This...
  • Vandehei response to Palin (Politico claims reason for anonymous sources is fear)

    11/01/2010 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    With Sarah Palin denouncing my colleagues for veiling the Republicans who want to stop her in anonymity, POLITICO executive editor Jim VandeHei responds: We have promised since the earliest days of POLITICO to pull back the curtain on how Washington really works and to let readers inside the conversations taking place among the people in power. Sometimes that requires extensive use of anonymous sources. This is what GOP insiders in this city are talking about and their concerns are widely known, if not publicly discussed. None of these Republicans would speak on the record for obvious reasons: they fear the...
  • Campaign 2012: Watch out for Mitt! [Corn makes the case for Myth]

    10/18/2010 9:26:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | October 18, 2010 | David Corn
    It's two weeks before the 2010 elections. Which means now's a fine time to start obsessing about the 2012 campaign. The next presidential race will unofficially begin on No. 3 -- the day after the midterm elections. It's possible we may not know the outcome of all the critical House and Senate races by then, and these races could determine which party controls the House and Senate. But once most of the 2010 votes are counted, the politerati will quickly pivot toward the next big thing. So let me get an early jump and tell you this: watch out for...
  • Prosecutor alleges Department of Justice bias (Politico ALMOST reports the truth)

    09/25/2010 7:34:49 AM PDT · by milwguy · 12 replies
    poltiburo (er politico) ^ | 09/25/2010 | josh gerstein
    A Justice Department prosecutor defied his superiors by testifying at a U.S. Civil Rights Commission hearing Friday, where he leveled an explosive allegation: top officials in the department gutted a voter intimidation case against a fringe African American militant group because the suspects were black and their alleged victims were white. The prosecutor, Christopher Coates, also said the downgrading of the case against the New Black Panther Party was evidence of a Justice Department culture which discouraged “race neutral” enforcement of civil rights laws, frowned on prosecuting minority perpetrators and folded under pressure from black and Latino rights groups. After...
  • Christine O'Donnell upsets Mike Castle in Delaware Senate primary (Massive Hangover Barf Alert)

    09/15/2010 3:26:02 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The Biased Washington Post ^ | 15 Sep 10 | Chris Cizzilla
    Marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell upset Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary tonight, handing the tea party movement a major victory and giving Democrats an unexpected chance to hold the First State seat.O'Donnell, who is making her third run for the Senate in as many elections, relied heavily on national surrogates -- from the Tea Party Express to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- to fuel a shoestring campaign against the iconic Castle who had held elected office in the state for more than four decades. "The people of Delaware have spoken," said O'Donnell in her victory speech....
  • ABC's George Stephanopoulos: Will GOP Landslide Be a 'Blessing in Disguise' for Obama?

    09/14/2010 7:20:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/14/10 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday tried to find the upside to a possible Democratic landslide in November. Talking to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, he wondered if major Republican gains could be "a blessing in disguise for President Obama." (Snip) At one point during the interview, O'Reilly derided the President's plan to let tax cuts for upper income groups expire as "class warfare." He pressed the ABC host, "Would you agree with that?" The ABC journalist unsurprisingly quipped, "Not necessarily."
  • Columnist Bemoans The Loss Of “Privacy” In Journolist Story; Conspiring Amongst “Friends” Is A-Ok!

    07/24/2010 1:18:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-10 | Curt
    This tripe from Kathleen Parker is something. She bemoans the loss of privacy and kinship when the Journolist blew up in the faces of some 400+ reporters: It should come as no surprise that self-identifying liberals have liberal thoughts and friends, so no foul there, as Carlson has said. And, indeed, some of the comments are, on their face, condemnable, not to mention banal. But some also have been presented out of context and, besides, were offered as part of an ongoing argument among colleagues who believed they were acting in good faith that theirs was a private conversation. Were...
  • CA: Prison-conversion plan draws flack - Chowchilla to go "Co-Ed"?

    08/13/2006 3:03:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 295+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/13/06 | E. J. Schultz
    Newly released details of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's prison plan show a portion of one of Chowchilla's two women's prisons being converted to a men's prison -- a proposal that local officials say they will do everything they can to stop. "People are really opposed to this," said Chowchilla Mayor Ron Harris. "We'll probably raise a stink." The proposal, part of a nearly $6 billion prison-crowding relief plan, calls for 800 male beds at the Valley State Prison for Women. The prison, listed as having capacity for 1,980 women, would essentially be split in two -- a male prison and a...
  • CA: Bridge builder's new flack a true PR virtuoso (Chris Lehane)

    04/16/2005 10:41:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 3,288+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/16/05 | Josh Richman
    The Bay Bridge retrofit contractor's new spokesman is a political public-relations heavy hitter with a national reputation for digging up dirt on embattled clients' critics. Chris Lehane, 37, helped the Clinton White House spin the Whitewater investigation, spoke for Vice President Al Gore on the 2000 presidential campaign trail and advised former Gov. Gray Davis during the 2001 energy crisis and 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Now he's working for KFM Joint Venture, the contractor building the Bay Bridge's new eastern span. The Oakland Tribune has reported welders' accusations that many of the project's welds are defective and that unsafe working conditions...
  • Zogby "Poll" Advertises

    11/12/2004 9:49:02 AM PST · by McClintock · 25 replies · 1,071+ views
    vanity | 11-10-4 | self
    Zogby Now a PR Firm: Just yesterday I participated in the Nov. 10 Zogby On-line Poll (invitation only). Aside from being far more lengthy than usual, I was struck by the “advocacy” nature of the questions. Rather than being content to survey attitudes, it was very clear to me that Zogby was trying to influence and to change those attitudes, at least regarding what must be a new customer for them: The government of the Peoples Republic of Viet Nam. That was my conclusion, at least. Here are the questions regarding Viet Nam: you be the judge, but it looks...
  • Dean flack actually offers mild criticism:NRA take note

    09/28/2003 1:05:55 PM PDT · by JimVT · 8 replies · 200+ views
    Burlington Free Press ^ | 9/28/03 | Sam Hemingway
    Dean walks the line on firearms By Sam Hemingway Free Press Staff Writer Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean has a ready answer for voters who think his opposition to the Iraq war and support for homosexual rights make him an ultra-liberal. "I've been endorsed by the National Rifle Association," Dean tells audiences at almost every stop, referring to NRA's support of him when he was Vermont's governor for 11 years. That statement is true, but an examination of Dean's record on gun issues in Vermont suggests his relationship with the NRA in his home state has been more platonic than...
  • Lose Julian Phillips at Fox

    01/26/2003 6:59:23 AM PST · by SF Geo · 16 replies · 826+ views
    opinion ^ | 01/26/03 | SF geo
    <p>Hello Folks, Been a regular fan of the weekday Fox & Friends - Love. I get the news but, more importantly I start the day with a few laughs. Excellent.</p> <p>So what is the deal with this Julian Phillips fellow? The weekend Fox & Friends has generally seemed quite a bit weaker than the weekday version but some thing seems way off lately. This fellow appears to be left leaning flack.</p>