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  • Political intelligence firms set up investor meetings at White House

    05/27/2013 1:58:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2013 | By TOM HAMBURGER
    Wall Street investors hungry for advance information on upcoming federal health-care decisions repeatedly held private discussions with Obama administration officials, including a top White House adviser helping to implement the Affordable Care Act. The private conversations show that the increasingly urgent race to acquire“political intelligence” goes beyond the communications with congressional staffers that have become the focus of heightened scrutiny in recent weeks. White House records show that Elizabeth Fowler, then a top ­health-policy adviser to President Obama, met with executives from half a dozen investment firms in 2011 and 2012. Among them was Kris Jenner, a stock picker with...
  • California wildfire arsonist Rickie Fowler found guilty of murder by heart attack

    08/15/2012 8:29:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | August 15, 2012
    A jury on Wednesday found a California man guilty of murdering five people who had heart attacks after he deliberately started a blaze that ballooned into a massive wildfire. Jurors in San Bernardino found 30-year-old Rickie Fowler guilty of setting the Old Fire in the foothills above San Bernardino in October 2003 that burned 91,000 acres and torched 1,000 buildings over nine days. Prosecutors charged Fowler with the murders of five men, ranging in age from 54 to 93, who died from heart attacks after their homes burned to the ground or as they rushed to evacuate. Fowler also was...
  • The Fix is In: Obama fires Dennis Ross and Replaces him with an Iranian Regime Lobbyist

    11/10/2009 11:44:37 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 21 replies · 1,182+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/11/09 | Atlas Shrugs
    Armaros wrote, "This is it. As the evidence grew about Iran building bombs and warheads, Obama's team must have shown divisions. Thus he removes the eyes who saw, Ross, (who is a Clintonian) and replaces him with an Iran regime lobbyist. The Iran lobby, the NIAC, is a regime presence within the USA. Led by a famous Brzezinski-endorsed Iranian antisemite who blames Israel for Iran-US tensions and denies Ahmadinejad said "wipe off the map". Basically Obama has handed over the Iran negotiations to an Iranian regime agency. This is grotesque and shows Obama's determination to avoid confronting Iran at all...
  • Breaking: AlQaeda (AQIM) Release Four Western Hostages In Mali

    04/22/2009 6:57:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 605+ views
    April 22, 2009 Breaking: AlQaeda (AQIM) Release Four Western Hostages In Mali Update on AlQaeda Kidnaps Six Westerners (Identified: 2 Canadians, 1 Brit, 1 German, 2 Swiss) Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has released four hostages but unfortunately the Brit and other Swiss(male) is still being held. The article doesn't state if monies or demands were met. Al-Qaeda's North African[AQIM] branch on Wednesday released in Mali two Canadian diplomats, a German and a Swiss tourist kidnapped several months ago, but held on to two other Europeans. The kidnappers released Robert Fowler, UN special envoy to Niger and his...
  • San Francisco man faces fallout from `Wife Swap'

    02/21/2009 6:02:42 AM PST · by Emile · 36 replies · 1,780+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2/20/09 | Evelyn Nieves
    SAN FRANCISCO – It's safe to say Stephen Fowler probably wishes he never appeared on "Wife Swap." Fowler's stint on the ABC reality show last month, in which he called a rural Missouri woman spending two weeks in his San Francisco home stupid and simple, has made him famous in the worst way. His performance has inspired a Web site, StephenFowlerSucks.com, a Facebook group, "I Can not Stand Stephen Fowler from `Wife Swap,'" and public condemnation by his own wife, who on her blog urged him to get professional help. What has generated such wrath is Fowler's condescending treatment...
  • Hypocrite: ESPN Prettyboy Calls Non-Obama Voters "Racist" (Free Republic mentioned)

    11/17/2008 8:14:35 AM PST · by DFG · 55 replies · 2,651+ views
    debbieschlussel.com ^ | 11/17/08 | Debbie Schlussel
    But apparently, the bigotry of his own employer was lost on ESPN prettyboy Chris Fowler. The "College Game Day" broadcaster announced to viewers that if you didn't vote for Barack Obama, you won't hire a Black coach. In other words, if you didn't vote for Obama, you're a racist.
  • With Dems Like These, Obama Doesn’t Need Enemies

    10/01/2008 7:41:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 678+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 1, 2008 | Mike Shelton
    The more Obama's pals open their mouths, the less reason people have to vote for him. Democrats keep forming their firing squads in a circle. Such humor proves true as supporters of Democratic nominee Barack Obama provide help that does more harm than good. Democrats are in a state of high anxiety ... How does South Carolina Democratic chair Carol Fowler lend a hand? By saying Sarah Palin’s only qualification for vice president was not having an abortion. Thanks Carol. That was a big help. Then again, maybe she was trying to outdo her husband, former Democratic National Committee chair...
  • Fowler on Palin's qualifications [Dem chairwoman says these consist of "she hasn't had an abortion"]

    09/11/2008 11:16:03 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 9 replies · 146+ views
    The Politico ^ | 9/10/08 | Ben Smith
    The South Carolina Democratic Chairwoman, Carol Fowler ...said McCain had chosen a running mate "whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”
  • Obama Supporter: Palin’s Primary Qualification She Had No Abortion

    09/10/2008 3:48:30 PM PDT · by Quaker · 15 replies · 194+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 10, 2008 | Quaker
    Are they still performing lobotomies in South Carolina? The wife of former Democrat Party Chair Don Fowler attacked Palin's qualifications for VP.
  • Fowler On Palin's Qualifications (Primary Qualification-She Hasn't Had An Abortion)

    09/10/2008 12:58:47 PM PDT · by torchthemummy · 37 replies · 278+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/10/08 | Ben Smith
    The South Carolina Democratic Chairwoman, Carol Fowler, offered the kind of shot at Sarah Palin that the Republicans have been complaining about, but which Democrats have largely avoided, in an interview with Politico today. Fowler said McCain had chosen a running mate " whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”
  • Ex-Dem Chair Apologizes for Hurricane Remark [be surreptitiously taped by some right-wing nutcase]

    08/31/2008 5:20:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies · 406+ views
    Ex-Dem Chair Apologizes for Hurricane Remark August 31, 2008 5:55 PM ABC News' Teddy Davis Reports: Former DNC Chairman Don Fowler apologized on Sunday for joking in a private conversation that the timing of Hurricane Gustav demonstrates that God is on the side of the Democrats. "If this offended anybody, I personally apologize," Fowler told ABC News. "It was a mistake, and it was a satirical statement made in jest. And one that I clearly don't believe."
  • Fowler Fouls: *Hurricane is God's Favor to Democrats*

    08/30/2008 12:35:40 PM PDT · by coffee260 · 58 replies · 556+ views
    Redstate ^ | August 30, 2008 | absentee
    On a plane from Denver to Charlotte following the Democrats' convention, I found myself seated behind former National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Don Fowler and Congressman John Spratt of South Carolina. Their conversation was interesting to say the least.For example, they made fun of Sarah Palin for several minutes, Fowler calling her "Dan Quayle" on steroids and Spratt creatively describing her as "just terrible." They both agreed that, "Other than the simple fact that she's a female," she has nothing to offer.Then there was this gem of a moment from Fowler:   Click for Video So you see, it's...
  • Man Sues Bible Publishers over Verses on Homosexuality

    07/10/2008 7:54:41 AM PDT · by XR7 · 82 replies · 457+ views
    CitizenLink ^ | 7/10/08
    A Michigan man is suing Zondervan Publishing and Thomas Nelson Publishing, claiming biblical references to homosexuality as a sin violate his constitutional rights and have caused him emotional pain and mental instability. Bradley LaShawn Fowler, 39, is seeking $60 million from Zondervan and $10 million from Thomas Nelson, The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press reported. He is representing himself in both claims. Fowler claims the Bible has made him an outcast and contributed to physical discomfort and periods of "demoralization, chaos and bewilderment." "As frivolous as this case may sound, it's an indicator of where the homosexual agenda is headed," said...
  • It's decision day for Democrats (Live Thread -delegates to be apportioned)

    05/31/2008 5:53:14 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 2,132 replies · 1,269+ views
    cnn ^ | 05/31/08 | cnn
    All-night meeting fails to come up with resolution Rules committee searching for plan to count Michigan, Florida delegates Both states' delegations invalidated for violating party rules Members of the Democratic National Committee's rules and bylaws panel convened for more than five hours behind closed doors Friday evening. The meeting ended at 1:30 a.m. ET Saturday -- eight hours before the committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the matter.
  • 911 mixup cited in shooting (Deputy at wrong house)

    02/18/2007 1:00:22 PM PST · by Enterprise · 83 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 2-18-07 | Louis Galvan
    An investigation continued Saturday into the shooting of a Fowler farmer in front of his house by a Fresno County sheriff's deputy who apparently went to the wrong address to check on a 911 call. Donnie Srabian, 61, who was hit once in the abdomen, was reported in serious but stable condition at University Medical Center. Sheriff's Lt. Fred Lopez said a deputy was dispatched to check a 911 hang-up call that was received at 8:29 p.m. Friday. The system showed the call had been made from a residence at 7297 E. Walter Ave., just east of the city limits...
  • Former U.S. Rep. Tillie Fowler dies at 62

    03/02/2005 4:47:36 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 8 replies · 390+ views
    AP | 3/2/05
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former U.S. Rep. Tillie Fowler, who became prominent on defense issues during her four terms in Congress, died Wednesday, two days after suffering a brain hemorrhage. She was 62. Fowler, who was known as the "Steel Magnolia" for her quiet tenacity in Congress, died at a hospital, said Tom Alexander, a family spokesman. Gov. Jeb Bush called Fowler "a great Floridian and committed public servant. Congresswoman Fowler was a great leader and was dedicated to making the lives of Floridians better. She will be missed." Fowler was elected to the House of Representatives in 1992, campaigning on...
  • Tillie Fowler

    03/01/2005 7:19:53 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 2 replies · 234+ views
    local news, jacksonville florida | swampsniper
    Tillie Fowler, a conservative Lady Warrior, is on life support after a brain hemmorage. There does not seem to be any hope left. This Lady always kept the faith, She is going to be missed, and mourned.
  • Report: Fowler has been sued over 36 times

    02/20/2005 3:28:49 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 1,058+ views
    AP ^ | February 20, 2005
    MINNEAPOLIS -- When it sits down March 9 and 10, the NFL Finance Committee will take its first hard look at the career and business dealings of would-be Minnesota Vikings owner Reggie Fowler. And when it does, the Star Tribune reported Sunday, league officials might find:
  • Reports: Fowler to buy Vikings, becoming NFL's first black owner

    02/13/2005 11:35:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 731+ views
    Sportsline/AP ^ | February 14, 2005
    The Minnesota Vikings are on the verge of being sold in a deal that would transfer the franchise from Red McCombs to the NFL's first black owner, Arizona businessman Reggie Fowler, according to several media reports.
  • Donnie Fowler’s bid to lead Democratic party falls short

    02/06/2005 1:07:01 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 399+ views
    thestate.com (Columbia, SC) ^ | February 6, 2005 | LAUREN MARKOE
    A week ago, South Carolina’s Donnie Fowler gave Howard Dean a scare. Since then, vying for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, Fowler has been trying to convince Democrats that it was something more than that. “It’s not over,” he told CNN anchor Judy Woodruff as recently as Friday afternoon. “Nobody’s cast a single vote yet.” Just hours later, though, Fowler took an informal vote count and, “it became clear that Howard Dean has the votes to become Democratic chairman.” So he stepped aside. A roller-coaster week ago, the executive committee of Democratic state party chairs picked 37-year-old...
  • Donnie Fowler abandons race for DNC chairman, endorses Howard Dean

    02/04/2005 10:17:27 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 410+ views
    Donnie Fowler Endorses Governor Dean Donnie Fowler has just endorsed Gov. Howard Dean to be Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Donnie Fowler said, "Today it became clear that Howard Dean has the votes to become DNC chairman. "I got in the race because I wanted to see change in the Democratic Party. I know from experience that local people know better and that strong state parties and successful elected officials should teach the rest of the Party their best lessons. I want to see the DNC get back to its real mission: to help each candidate and...
  • Democrats wrangle over campaign funds (Fowler misused $8 million? Dean hit piece on Fowler?)

    02/02/2005 1:46:58 PM PST · by Cableguy · 11 replies · 354+ views
    AP Wire/Seattle Post ^ | 2/2/05 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    LANSING, Mich. -- The Democratic National Committee and state party officials in Michigan are fighting over $8 million meant to help Sen. John Kerry's failed 2004 presidential bid in the state. The DNC has demanded an audit of the state party's books because its donors want to know where the money went. The request has been turned down, with Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer arguing that an audit is unnecessary. "We don't see a need for it. But we're happy to answer any questions that they may have," Brewer said. "There was nothing wrong that was done. That's why there...
  • THE ROAD TO ABU GHRAIB

    08/25/2004 6:12:52 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 492+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2004 | Editorial
    ..."There was no policy of abuse at Abu Ghraib," said a four-member commission headed by former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger. "Quite the contrary." ...But those heinous acts did not result from any "authorized interrogation" or — as some of the soldiers now under charges have alleged — officially sanctioned attempts at intelligence-gathering. In fact, the report says, they were "freelance activities of the night shift at Abu Ghraib" — a point underscored by the fact that no mistreatment took place on other shifts. Yet circumstances at Abu Ghraib were tailor-made for the abuse that followed. "There was chaos at Abu...
  • AP Exclusive: Former Gore field director to head Kerry's Michigan campaign

    06/04/2004 9:12:17 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 168+ views
    AP ^ | 6-4-04 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    AP Exclusive: Former Gore field director to head Kerry's Michigan campaign By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN The Associated Press 6/4/2004, 9:54 a.m. ET LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Donnie Fowler, who ran Al Gore's 2000 field campaign and headed retired Gen. Wesley Clark's presidential campaign until quitting last fall, will be named state director of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's Michigan operation, the Kerry campaign confirmed Friday. Fowler is the son of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Donald Fowler. After leaving the Clark campaign, he worked briefly for U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt's presidential campaign in Iowa before Gephardt dropped out in late...
  • Wesley Clark's Campaign Manager Quits

    10/07/2003 6:29:14 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 21 replies · 210+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/7/03 | RON FOURNIER
    Wesley Clark's campaign manager quit Tuesday in a dispute over the direction of the Democratic presidential bid, exposing a rift between the former general's Washington-based advisers and his 3-week-old Arkansas campaign team. Donnie Fowler told associates he was leaving over widespread concerns that supporters who used the Internet to draft Clark into the race are not being taken seriously by top campaign advisers. Fowler also complained that the campaign's message and methods are focused too much on Washington, not key states, said two associates who spoke on condition of anonymity. Spokesmen for the campaign declined to comment. Fowler has been...
  • Joseph Wilson interview with Paula Zahn, April 29, 2002

    10/03/2003 3:08:55 AM PDT · by nunoste · 50 replies · 378+ views
    CNN Transcript | April 29, 2002 Monday | Paula Zahn
    PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: The big question at this hour: Is the U.S. planning to invade Iraq sometime next year? While White House officials are downplaying a "New York Times" report that says the U.S. is considering a major air and ground assault for next year that could include as many as 250,000 American troops. Meanwhile, Saddam Hussein celebrated his 65th birthday over the weekend with the usual well-choreographed tributes from the Iraqi people. And, in Baghdad, tens of thousands of people marched as a show of support and defiance in the face of U.S. determination to topple Hussein. Ambassador...
  • Another Tragedy Strikes the LA Fowler Political Dynasty

    12/28/2002 6:21:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 293+ views
    <p>PORT ALLEN - Authorities scoured wooded areas and shared information with a task force hunting the Baton Rouge serial killer Friday as they continued their search for the kidnapped wife of an imprisoned former Louisiana elections commissioner.</p> <p>Crews on foot and all-terrain vehicles looked for clues like suspicious marks or tire tracks in the woods near the Port Allen sandwich shop where Mari Ann Fowler, 65, disappeared on Christmas Eve.</p>
  • TN TAX BATTLE: DELAYS ACTION ON CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION BILL (FOWLER'S FOUL PLAN)

    06/05/2002 3:11:28 PM PDT · by GailA · 1 replies · 198+ views
    The Oak Ridger ^ | 6/5/02 | Tom Sharp
    Delays action on constitutional convention bill Senate committee delays action another week on Fowler bill By TOM SHARP Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Senate Finance Committee once again delayed action on Sen. David Fowler's budget bill, moving the Senate a week closer to the end of the fiscal year with no solution to the state's budget troubles. Fowler, R-Signal Mountain, said he was asked to delay the bill until he could consider removing the portion calling for an income tax. The bill seeks a referendum on the November ballot asking citizens whether they want a constitutional convention...
  • TN TAX BATTLE: Sen. Fowler gives his alternatives to income, no-new-tax plans (Fowler's foul plan)

    06/04/2002 5:18:32 AM PDT · by GailA · 10 replies · 253+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 6/4/02 | Tom Sharp
    <p>Sen. David Fowler yesterday presented a new variation of his income tax/sales tax/constitutional convention plan to the Senate Finance Committee. He will seek a committee vote on it today.</p> <p>Fowler's plan consists of several steps, with some being contingent on the outcome of a vote on whether to call a constitutional convention on taxes.</p>
  • TENN TAX BATTLE: NOBODY LIKES THE DOG BUDGET (budget cuts)

    04/01/2002 10:00:52 AM PST · by GailA · 13 replies · 1,321+ views
    The Oak Ridger ^ | 4/1/02 | AP
    Nobody likes the DOGS budget The Associated Press NASHVILLE -- A budget that makes deep cuts in education, health care and eliminates the departments of tourism and economic development has a label at Legislative Plaza: the Downsizing Ongoing Government Services or DOGS budget. Some lawmakers say passing it would throw the state's future to the dogs. Nobody likes it. Department after department uses "devastating" when describing its potential effects. "It would not set this state back years, it would set us back generations," says House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh, who favors an income tax to raise revenue. But it remains a...
  • TENN TAX BATTLE: TAX REFERENDUM PITCHED BY LAWMAKER (SEN FOWLER (R)(It's still a tax INCREASE)

    03/20/2002 4:52:36 AM PST · by GailA · 15 replies · 247+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 3/20/02 | Bonna de la Cruz
    <p>With lawmakers still in a stalemate, a Republican senator has proposed having voters choose in November to approve a constitutional convention adopting a revised sales tax rate, or against a convention, resulting in an income tax.</p> <p>Under the plan submitted to the Senate Finance Committee yesterday by David Fowler, R-Signal Mountain, voters would voice a tax preference by voting for or against a referendum calling for a constitutional convention.</p>