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  • New Scrutiny of the Flow of Iraqi Oil to American Consumers

    10/11/2004 6:17:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 1,129+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2004 | SIMON ROMERO and SCOTT SHANE
    As Saddam Hussein pressed the United Nations oil-for-food relief program for more money that he used to buy banned weapons, an unwitting ally may have been the American driver. Almost until the eve of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, American oil companies were among the largest purchasers of Iraqi crude oil. The role that the companies, including ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco, played in the oil-for-food program is now coming under greater scrutiny in the wake of a report by the chief arms inspector for the Central Intelligence Agency that disclosed how extensively Mr. Hussein was abusing profits from the...
  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • The Hostess Liquidation: A Curious Cast Of Characters...(Gephardt, other Demon-crats

    11/16/2012 12:36:37 PM PST · by Prospero · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    As the Twinkie Crumbles...Tim Collins of Ripplewood, a prominent Democrat, a position which allowed him to get involved in the first bankruptcy process in the first place, due to his proximity with the Teamsters' long-term heartthrob Dick Gephardt (whose consulting group just happens to also be an equity owner of Hostess). In other words, the traditional republican-cum-PE scapegoating strategy here will be a tough one to pull off since the narrative collapses when considering that it was a Democrat who rescued the firm, only to see it implode in a trainwreck that has resulted in the liquidation of a legendary...
  • LightSquared vows to fight FCC's decision

    02/15/2012 4:11:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    Wireless start-up LightSquared plans to fight the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) move to reject its proposed nationwide 4G network, a company official told The Hill. Jeff Carlisle, LightSquared's vice president for regulatory affairs, said the company will file a formal comment with the FCC urging the agency not to follow through on its proposal to "indefinitely suspend" LightSquared's authority to operate cell towers. The FCC announced the decision Tuesday night after the president's top adviser on telecom issues concluded there is "no practical way" to prevent LightSquared's network from disrupting GPS devices, including those used in flight safety. When...
  • The Balkan Chameleon

    04/07/2009 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies · 1,298+ views
    Electric Politics ^ | March 30, 2009 | George Kenney
    I first laid eyes on Richard Holbrooke (he won't remember) on Monday evening, September 21, 1992. Some ridiculously wealthy Manhattan socialite had thrown a party for Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic, then the new cause du jour, and some boutique human rights group — a bogus one, I realized in retrospect, now defunct, though its chieftain has since moved to greener pastures and is still active — had decided that I might be useful and had flown me up for the soirée. As it was, nobody was interested in me, I had a drink or two, ate some peanuts, and went...
  • Gephardt Called Bush’s Speech to Students ‘Paid Political Advertising’(1991)

    09/03/2009 4:57:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies · 620+ views
    Washington Post? ^ | 1991 | Unknown
    “”Flashback 1991: Gephardt Called Bush’s Speech to Students ‘Paid Political Advertising’ Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), said “The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students.” Such was reported by the Washington Post on October 3, 1991 “
  • Off With Their Heads.......(Democrats and Madoff, the world’s largest $50 billion swindle)

    12/24/2008 6:43:58 AM PST · by IrishMike · 26 replies · 2,630+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | December 22, 2008 | Paul Hollrah
    My younger sister has often complained to me that, during their working careers, she and her husband had difficulty making ends meet, financially. In response, I’ve tried to convince her that those who have a little money… or even a lot of money… have a far more difficult problem: i.e., holding onto what they have. No man has done more to prove my point than Bernard Madoff, the head of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, a Wall Street investment advisor admired and trusted by some of America’s wealthiest individuals and foundations. No man has done more to destroy the...
  • GOP Envisions Gephardt as Possible Obama Running Mate

    07/02/2008 1:04:53 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 38 replies · 136+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/02/08 | Paul Bedard
    Republican strategists trying to game Sen. Barack Obama's choice for a running mate are focusing more and more on the possibility that he might pick former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, a friend of labor and blue-collar workers. "Gephardt is the one we're most afraid of," said a key GOP strategist and Bush ally...
  • GEP'S LOBBYING WAS A TURKEY (Dick Gephardt couldn't get Pelosi to withdraw resolution support)

    10/15/2007 3:52:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 64+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/13/07 | Robert Novak
    GEP'S LOBBYING WAS A TURKEY October 13, 2007 -- FORMER Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, a registered lobbyist for Turkey, failed several months ago to get his successor as top House Democrat, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to withdraw her support from a long-pending resolution condemning alleged Turkish genocide of Armenians in 1915. The Bush administration had urged Congress not to offend Turkey, a U.S. ally, but the measure passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday. Pelosi has pledged House action this year on the genocide resolution that in the past was blocked by Dennis Hastert, her Republican predecessor as speaker. In addition...
  • Kucinich, Other Abortion-Issue Converts Viewed With Suspicion

    03/12/2007 3:24:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 589+ views
    Canton Repository ^ | 3/12/2007 | Janet Hook
    WASHINGTON -- He is indisputably the most liberal Democrat running for president in 2008. He wants the U.S. out of Iraq -- and fast. He supports national health insurance. He’s against the death penalty. And Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich is for abortion rights. At least, now he is. As recently as five years ago, the Ohio Democrat was so far from liberal orthodoxy on abortion policy that he earned a 90 percent rating from the nation’s leading antiabortion advocacy group. That journey underscores a rarely acknowledged fact about abortion, one of the most emotionally charged issues in American politics: Previous...
  • The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American Lobby

    01/24/2007 2:21:05 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies · 2,457+ views
    Original FReeper research | 01/24/2007 | Fedora
    The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American LobbyBy Fedora In 1979, Rockefeller representatives launched an unsuccessful operation to lobby the Carter administration in support of the Shah of Iran, who was seeking safe haven in the wake of a coup by Islamic revolutionaries. Codenamed Project Alpha, the operation was spearheaded by Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with support from oil lobby lawyer John McCloy. Although Project Alpha won the support of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, it met opposition from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and failed to win...
  • Gephardt expresses Nov. doubt that Democrats will win control of the House

    05/23/2006 5:43:58 PM PDT · by Jean S · 22 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/24/06 | Bob Cusack
    During a private meeting in San Francisco last week, former Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) expressed doubt that Democrats will win control of the House this fall, according to knowledgeable sources. Gephardt’s remarks about the upcoming election, delivered to a group of investment analysts last Tuesday in the district of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), run counter to the predictions of some of his former colleagues who now occupy powerful positions in the Democratic leadership.During a lunch sponsored by the Gerson Lehrman investment-consulting firm at the Omni Hotel, the 2004 presidential candidate and House minority leader from 1995 to 2003...
  • USA Today Reporter a Democratic Donor; Phone Company Demands Retraction ( Another Rathergate ? )

    05/19/2006 1:18:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 2,043+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Rich Noyes
    Leslie Cauley, the USA Today reporter who last week “broke” the news that three major U.S. telecommunications companies were assisting the National Security Agency in building a database to more easily track any communications by potential terrorists, is listed as a donor to former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt... A search found a listing for "writer and journalist" Leslie Cauley, indicating she gave $2,000 to Gephardt on June 30, 2003, when Gephardt was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. And that seems not to be her only tie to Democratic politics ... Cauley's link to a Democratic campaign seems likely...
  • Stephanopoulos Twice Refers to Nancy Pelosi as “Speaker”

    05/08/2006 4:30:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies · 1,787+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 7, 2006 | Brent Baker
    On Sunday's This Week, George Stephanopoulos not once but twice, referred to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as “Speaker,” a title she would presumably get if Democrats win back the House this fall. So, a Freudian slip by Stephanopoulos, a one-time staff member for the Democratic House leadership himself when they were in the majority? Before signing aboard the Clinton campaign in 1991, Stephanopoulos was a floor assistant to then-House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt. Interviewing Congressman Tom DeLay, the former House Majority Leader who suggested that if Democrats win control of the House they will pursue impeachment, Stephanopoulos countered:...
  • Gephardt Fined

    11/23/2001 9:17:50 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 97+ views
    Ozark Zenith | Nov 23, 2001 | D Peter, Staff Writer
    Gephardt Fined Dick Peter, Staff Writer Ozark Zenith Ozarks, Nov 23, 2001 (Ozark Zenith) – Democratic minority leader Dick Gephardt is on holiday with his family at his home in the Ozarks. All are celebrating Thanksgiving in normal fashion at the vacation spot. The weather was spring like on Wednesday whereupon a game of golf was arranged. Mr. Gephardt would be playing on one of his favorite courses, at the Lake Furze C.C., during the afternoon. The police report on Wednesday indicates that Mr. Gephardt was seen in a cave on the third hole and reported to the local authorities. ...
  • CA: A Feeding Frenzy for Lobbyists ($222 billion bond has advocates lining up for piece of action)

    02/12/2006 12:25:00 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 9 replies · 314+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 12, 2006 | Jordan Rau
    Richard Gephardt, the former congressional leader and two-time presidential candidate, recently dropped by California's Capitol to chat with a fellow Democrat, Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata. The subject was not politics but private toll roads, according to people familiar with the meeting. Gephardt works for Goldman Sachs, the investment bank that is making millions advising Chicago and Indiana on how to sell toll roads to private companies. That idea, largely resisted in California, is now back on center stage here as part of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's $222-billion proposal to revamp roads, levees and schools across the state. His plan...
  • Source: Abramoff Lawyers in Talks With DOJ

    12/20/2005 9:55:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,384+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/05 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - Lawyers for Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff are in discussions with the Justice Department about his possible cooperation in a congressional corruption probe, a person involved in the investigation said Tuesday night. The probe involves a number of members of Congress as well as staff. A former aide to ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, has already pleaded guilty. Abramoff would plead guilty under an arrangement that would settle a criminal case against him in Florida as well as potential corruption charges in Washington, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the...
  • Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid won't be returning lobbyist Jack Abramoff contributions

    06/04/2005 7:15:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 3,511+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 6/04/05 | TONY BATT
    Reid won't be returning lobbyist contributions Spokeswoman says senator sees no reason to return funds By TONY BATT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will not return campaign contributions he received during the past five years from lobbyists and clients associated with Jack Abramoff, a Reid spokeswoman said Friday. Federal officials are investigating whether Abramoff, a lobbyist, bilked millions of dollars from Indian gaming tribes. Reid, D-Nev., and other Democrats have been sharply critical of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, who has close ties to Abramoff. About two-thirds of Abramoff-related campaign funds were given to...
  • Dingy Harry Reid Searchlight Flashback,1998 & 99 OK to put money in private to solve Soc Sec crisis

    02/03/2005 9:10:42 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 35 replies · 1,901+ views
    Social Security ^ | February 3, 2005 | Adam Doverspike
    Democrats on Personal Accounts Adam Doverspike Back in an era where Senators and Representatives listened to proposals before opposing them, these Democrats endorsed the idea of personal accounts. Here are their own words. Senators: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV): “[M]ost Of Us Have No Problem With Taking A Small Amount Of The Social Security Proceeds And Putting It Into The Private Sector.” (Fox’s “Fox News Sunday,” 2/14/99) Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Press Release: “Durbin Said Due To The Increasing Number Of ‘Baby Boomers’ Reaching Retirement Age, Social Security Will Be Unable To Pay Out Full Benefits … But The Sooner Congress...
  • 25 Congress Members Flouted Law by Taking Taxpayer-Funded Salary for Unexcused Absences

    01/28/2005 7:18:36 AM PST · by yoe · 7 replies · 1,003+ views
    National Taxpayers Union ^ | Jan 26, 2005 | Peter J. Sepp - Annie Patnaude,
    This may be a repost but an important one.Alexandria, VA) – Even though President Bush took the oath of office last week, taxpayers still have one piece of unfinished business from the election: some federal lawmakers – including many seeking higher office – received thousands of dollars in salary overpayments for being away from their jobs during 2003 and 2004. According to a study released today by the 350,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU), an obscure federal statute still on the books requires Congressional absentees to forfeit their pay unless they or a family member are ill; but leaders have failed...
  • Paid for Work They Didn’t Do It (Kerry received $90,000+ for not working!)

    01/27/2005 10:22:42 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 11 replies · 865+ views
    Special Report with Brit Hume - The Grapevine ^ | Thursday, January 27, 2005 | Brit Hume/Michael Levine
    The National Taxpayers Union complains that more than two-dozen senators and congressmen were illegally paid for work they didn’t do. By law members of Congress are not to be paid for workdays missed while out campaigning or during other unexcused absences. The law has been largely un-enforced since 1971, but according to the Taxpayers Union, that does not excuse Congress from doling out more than $310,000 to congressmen and senators for days they missed over the past two years. John Kerry, by the way, topped the list paid more than $90,000 for 146 days missed. Former Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt...
  • Congressional Pensions a Bonanza

    01/06/2005 7:12:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 552+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/6/05 | AP
    Thanks to a generous pension system, life after Congress can be a lot more lucrative: that's the conclusion of a study released today by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF), a research group known for its detailed estimates on Congressional retirement benefits. A total of 38 former Senators and Representatives from the 108th Congress qualify for taxpayer-funded pensions, with former Senator Tom Daschle, D-S.D., leading the pack at a projected $5 million lifetime payout. "Even as most Americans face high taxes and other roadblocks to their own retirement, Members of Congress have paved a smooth path for their golden years,"...
  • Departing congressmen cash in for big bucks (Daschle, Gephardt, Glickman)

    12/22/2004 3:44:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 855+ views
    Mercury News .com ^ | 12/21/04 | MATT STEARNS
    Departing congressmen cash in for big bucks By MATT STEARNS Posted on Tue, Dec. 21, 2004 Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON - For many congressmen and senators, Congress is something like the Eagles' song "Hotel California": Members check out, but they never really leave. With the 108th Congress now passed into history, another Washington tradition is playing out this month as departing members of Congress, rather than returning home, trade their years of service for big paychecks from lobbying groups, investment banks and law firms. Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., is sifting among offers. Rep. Jack Quinn, R-N.Y., will join one of...

    12/04/2004 10:58:27 AM PST · by forest · 34 replies · 2,779+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #328 ^ | 12-5-04 | Doug Fiedor
    When we look at the constant assault on all that made America great -- a common language, personal liberty, the right to assemble with whom we wish, conventional marriage, the Boy Scouts, religion, etc. -- we need only look inward to those working among us. We can call them Democrats, liberals, the left, or progressives. The label is not important. By their acts, we know them as socialists and they have a plan to disassemble society as we know it. We have written about the infamous House Progressive Caucus[1] many times before. The Progressive Caucus is the Congressional arm of...
  • Presidential Election Review (The Point)

    11/17/2004 4:49:55 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 13 replies · 555+ views
    News Central ^ | 11/16/2004 | Mark Hyman
    Election Day was two weeks ago and no presidential candidate in history had received as many votes as did George W. Bush. More than 59 million voters sent the Texan back to Washington for a second term. The finger-pointing and second-guessing for John Kerry's loss has been going around Democratic circles for 13 days now. Everyone and everything has been blamed for his defeat. While John Kerry's campaign may be faulted for committing costly errors, one must not look past the fact that Kerry was a weak candidate. His support hit a record low for the percentage of people who...
  • "Liberal Losers" CARTOON featuring Al Gore and Joe Lieberman toasting their fellow losers

    11/11/2004 3:43:23 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 17 replies · 1,607+ views ^ | 11/11/2004 | IPWGOP
    Liberal Losers...Join Al Gore and Joe Lieberman in a toast to their fellow losers: John Kerry, Dick Gephardt, Tom Daschle, John Edwards, Ralph Nader, Wesley Clark, Dennis Kucinich, Howard Dean, Bob Graham, Al Sharpton, and Carol Moseley-Braun. This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Have the Republicans given up on the Missouri 3rd District...?

    09/20/2004 11:20:40 AM PDT · by OriginalChristian · 14 replies · 1,565+ views
    Self | 20 SEP 04 | OriginalChristian
    The Missouri 3rd Congressional District seat has been held by Richard Gephardt since I was in High School ~25 years ago. Now we have D-Russ Carnahan, son of the late Missouri Governor, and former US Senator, Mel and Jean Carnahan, a sitting state representative, running gainst R-Bill Federer. Bill has run against Gephardt before and lost. Has the Republican party given up on this seat? I see nothing more than the usual campaign signs and a few bumper stickers in the area. The campaign is sending out eMails at the rate of about 1 every 2 weeks by my estimation,...
  • WSJ: Muddled and Maddening (trade)

    09/13/2004 5:41:48 AM PDT · by OESY · 431+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2004 | JAGDISH BHAGWATI
    ...There seem to be three arguments by Sen. Kerry's advisers that have prompted this sorry situation for the Democrats: First, that the Bush trade policy is no better; second, that electoral strategy requires that Sen. Kerry act like a protectionist, while indicating subtly... a likelihood of freer trade in the White House; and third, at odds with the previous argument, that the U.S. does indeed have to turn trade policy around toward some sort of protectionism (and restraints on direct investment abroad) if it is going to assist workers and reward the unions. Each argument is flawed. - Mr. Bush...
  • WSJ: Kerry vs. Kerry

    09/10/2004 5:49:07 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 716+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 10, 2004 | Editorial
    ...First, back in October 2002 when the polls showed large public support, Mr. Kerry voted for the war. "I think it was the right decision to disarm Saddam Hussein," he said in one of the early Democratic debates. "And when the President made the decision, I supported him, and I support the fact that we did disarm him." But then Howard Dean rose in the polls as the antiwar candidate, and Mr. Kerry suddenly turned against the war too. "Are you one of the anti-war candidates?" asked Chris Matthews back in January on MSNBC's "Hardball." Mr. Kerry: "I am --...
  • Statement by Jim Dyke RNC Communication Director

    08/03/2004 11:15:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 559+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: RNC Press202-863-8614 WASHINGTON – Today, former Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO) announced a new Kerry campaign squad in Washington. “Each member of Senator Kerry’s Truth Squad should watch the Kerry Iraq Documentary and explain Senator Kerry’s position on the war in Iraq, I doubt they can. “I doubt they will release Senator Kerry’s complete attendance record of Senate Intelligence Committee hearings, of which Senator Kerry missed 38 of 49 public meetings. “In fact, I doubt that John Kerry’s Truth Squad will say anything about John Kerry’s 20-year Senate record including 350 votes for higher taxes, votes...
  • Kerry At The Bat

    07/30/2004 1:30:40 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 8 replies · 594+ views
    special to and for FreeRepublic ^ | 30 July 2004 | Ernest L. Thayer (John Armor)
    The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Democrats that day, The polls were down by two, with but one inning more to play. And after Gephardt died at first, and John Dean did the same, A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game. A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast. They thought, "if only Kerry could but get a whack at that. We'd put up even money now, with Kerry at the bat." But Sharpton preceded Kerry, as did also Dennis K; and...
  • Murdoch Is Said to Be Source of Post's Gephardt 'Exclusive'

    07/08/2004 8:15:48 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 3 replies · 426+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/09/04 | JACQUES STEINBERG and DAVID CARR
    THE NEWS MEDIAMurdoch Is Said to Be Source of Post's Gephardt 'Exclusive'By JACQUES STEINBERG and DAVID CARRPublished: July 9, 2004 hen The New York Post tore up its front page on Monday night to trumpet an apparent exclusive that Representative Richard A. Gephardt would be Senator John Kerry's running mate, the newspaper based its decision on a very high-ranking source: Rupert Murdoch, the man who controls the company that owns The Post, an employee said yesterday. The Post employee demanded anonymity, saying senior editors had warned that those who discussed the Gephardt gaffe with other news organizations would lose...

    07/08/2004 6:56:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 743+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 7/8/04 | Matt Drudge
    When the NEW YORK POST tore up its front page on Monday night to trumpet an apparent exclusive that Rep. Dick Gephardt would be Sen. John Kerry's vice presidential running mate, the newspaper based its decision on a seemingly unimpeachable source: Rupert Murdoch, the man who controls the company that owns the POST! Rival NY TIMES set to source the "Murdoch" source to a NY POST employee, who demanded anonymity, saying senior editors had warned that those who discuss the Gephardt gaffe with other news organizations would lose their jobs. MORE Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corp.,...
  • Red-faced New York Post chooses wrong running-mate

    07/06/2004 7:48:47 AM PDT · by dead · 55 replies · 1,991+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 7, 2004 - 12:08AM
    The tabloid New York Post was wiping egg from its face yesterday after identifying the wrong man in a front-page "exclusive" on Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's choice of running mate. "Kerry's Choice" ran the banner headline in the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper, over a file photo of Kerry shaking hands with Congressman Richard Gephardt of Missouri. The accompanying story analysed the "stunning" choice of Gephardt, stressing how the 63-year-old had managed to beat out the strong challenge of the youthful Senator John Edwards of North Carolina. But Kerry announced yesterday morning that he had actually chosen Edwards for his vice...
  • Mr. Kerry takes a running mate

    07/06/2004 7:31:49 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 48 replies · 1,215+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 7/8/04 | Michael M. Bates
    John Kerry’s selection of North Carolina Senator John Edwards surprised me. Maybe it’s time to take a refresher course in political punditry. There were some candidates I was pretty certain Mr. Kerry would not choose. Senator Bob Graham of Florida, replete with his meticulously maintained notebooks about what he wore, ate and talked about every day, is just a little too strange. Iowa’s Governor Tom Vilsack was clearly out because until about a month ago no one other than his Mom knew who he was. I was sure Hillary Clinton wouldn’t be picked. John Kerry doesn’t want to spend the...
  • Kerry picks Gephardt

    07/06/2004 12:03:01 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 339 replies · 8,875+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/6/2004 | NY Post
    July 6, 2004 -- EXCLUSIVE John Kerry has chosen Rep. Richard Gephardt, the veteran congressman from Missouri, to be his running mate, The Post has learned. Gephardt, 63, a 28-year veteran of the House of Representatives, could be named by the presumptive Democratic nominee as the party's vice-presidential candidate as soon as today. The Massachusetts senator was set to announce the winner of the veep-stakes at a rally this morning in Pittsburgh, according to several reports last night. With the July 26 Democratic convention in Boston looming, Kerry is looking for some advantage in the polls, and is hoping his...
  • It's Gephardt !

    07/05/2004 3:02:26 PM PDT · by KQQL · 357 replies · 8,839+ views ^ | 07/05/04 | archpundit
    It's Gephardt Just got some scuttlebutt, top Gephardt aide Joyce Aboussie has been sent a private plane to join Dick Gephardt can only assume the announcement that Dick Gephardt will be the next Vice President Nominee for the Democratic Party. UPDATE: If Aboussie is being flown out and ordering staff to be ready for a change, it's hard to imagine that it is anything, but gearing up for an announcement that he is the VP nominee. He and Aboussie are incredibly close and she is his right hand. Unless this is a bit of disinformation, this is the real...
  • Roswell kicks off UFO Fest (home base of Kerry VP pick)

    07/04/2004 1:10:51 PM PDT · by red flanker · 4 replies · 526+ views
    KOB TV, New Mexico ^ | July 1, 2004 | Associated Press
    (Roswell - AP) -- Roswell 2004 -- otherwise known as the UFO festival got under way Thursday. Last year, about 9,300 people went through the Roswell UFO museum during the festival. The festival will offer a parade, musical acts, more than 85 vendors. Saturday night will feature a concert with Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Grounds. The festival runs through Sunday. Much of the events will occur on Main Street. One of the big draws is the city’s International UFO Museum, which also is located on Main Street.
  • "Democrat Veep Pageant" CARTOON featuring Vilsack, Clark, Hillary, Edwards, Gephardt

    07/04/2004 7:58:38 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 22 replies · 1,438+ views ^ | 7/4/2004 | IPWGOP
    It’s the 2004 Democrat Veep Pageant!who’s gonna win???
  • ABC News: Kerry May Have Already Picked Gephardt

    07/04/2004 7:48:33 AM PDT · by Bonaventure · 244 replies · 9,358+ views
    ABC's The Note ^ | July 4, 2004 | ABC News Political Unit
    Over the last few weeks, Sen. Kerry has had many more face-to-face meetings with potential picks than the press has reported. One such meeting, several well-informed sources say, took place last Thursday night. Kerry was in his home in Georgetown, and at around 10:30 pm, the last reporter staking him out -- someone from ABC News -- appeared to leave for the night. Our sources say that Kerry and his Secret Service agents then went the very short distance to the nearby home of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Albright is a supporter of Kerry and has her office...
  • Missouri Democrats Beg Kerry: Pick Edwards, Not Gephardt

    06/29/2004 1:11:37 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 48 replies · 367+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/29/04
    The Democrats who know him best are sabotaging Dick Gephardt's chances of being Sen. John Kerry's running mate. Eight of 11 county chairmen selected at random by the Associated Press in Gephardt's home state of Missouri preferred Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina. Only two chose the former House minority leader. But is a freshman senator with few accomplishments really superior to Geppy's centuries of experience just because of a pretty face, fancy hair and excellent dentistry? Apparently yes. "Edwards is the exciting one," said St. Charles County party chairman Joe Koester. "Gephardt just doesn't have the get-up-and-go that Edwards...
  • Hitler image used in Bush campaign Web ad

    06/26/2004 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies · 1,678+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The image of Adolf Hitler has emerged again in the battle for the White House as Democrats and Republicans both have tried to liken their opponents to the Nazi dictator.</p> <p>A new Bush-Cheney re-election video features clips of Hitler — the same ones the campaign criticized when they were used in a Web spot that appeared on the Internet site of the liberal activist group as part of a contest in January.</p>
  • Bush-Cheney '04 Launches New Web Video

    06/24/2004 3:32:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 35 replies · 1,812+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 24, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Bush Cheney '04 today launched a new web video titled "Kerry's Coalition of the Wild-eyed."  The ad highlights the pessimism and rage of John Kerry and his fellow Democrats.A script of the web video is below.  To view the web video, please go to '04 WEB VIDEOKerry's Coalition of the Wild-eyedGraphic:The Faces of John Kerry's Democratic Party The Coalition of the Wild-eyedVideo Clip of Gore:"How dare they drag the good name of the United States of America through the mud of Saddam Hussein's torture prison?"  (Al Gore, Remarks At New York University, 5/26/04)Video Clip of...

    06/24/2004 4:58:09 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 13 replies · 267+ views
    Borowitz Report ^ | June 22, 2004
    KERRY-GEPHARDT MEETING CREATES OMINOUS BLACK HOLE IN UNIVERSE Could Devour Earth, Scientists Fear A meeting between presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry and possible running mate Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO) has created a mysterious black hole in the universe that could eventually swallow Earth and all of its inhabitants, scientists said today. Dr. Carlton Hong, an astrophysicist at the University of Minnesota, said that shortly after the two top Democrats sat down to talk, “pools of extremely low energy began to form” creating “what can only be described as a creepy, black-hole-like vacuum.” Dr. Hong said that the black hole created...

    06/17/2004 3:02:27 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 16 replies · 208+ views
    National Review Corner (blog) ^ | 6/17/04 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    VEEP WEEKEND [KJL] There is buzzing that Kerry may announce this weekend and Democratic sources in the south are saying that Edwards has a clear schedule for the weekend. They take that to mean one thing....but someone may be saying that in Missouri, too, etc.... Watch the Kerry Spot for more as things develop (or as Jim Geraghty stomps on lies and debunks Corner rumor mongering). Posted at 05:26 PM RE: VEEP WEEKEND [KJL] For the record, I don't buy the buzz. Would seem stupid for Kerry to announce his veep when everyone is in Clinton ME ME ME mode....
  • They Said It! (AFL-CIO Lobbyist)

    06/16/2004 11:29:10 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 15 replies · 223+ views
    AFL-CIO LOBBYIST: "Gephardt better damn well be the pick ... We've done too much for Kerry to get screwed this way. A governor from Iowa ain't going to cut it for our membership. It's been tough enough selling Kerry to some of our people." (The Prowler, "Kerry Flies The Flag," The American Spectator Website,, 6/15/04)
  • Union Thug Says Gephardt's the Guy

    Union Thug Says Gephardt's the Guy BEGIN TRANSCRIPT A little political news here as it regards John Kerry. Washington Whispers, sort of the political gossip page of the U.S. News and Daily -- what is the name of that stupid -- U.S. News & World Report. I'm getting it confused with the Weekly World News. I still can't get over the cover of the Weekly World News, American GIs shot down an angel in Iraq and they had to go to a vet to have her wing reset, had a picture of it and everything. U.S. News & World Report...
  • Labor Leaders Say Gephardt Will Be Kerry's Running Mate

    06/14/2004 4:46:41 PM PDT · by Bonaventure · 65 replies · 207+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | June 21, 2004 | Washington Whispers
    Is it Gephardt? Labor leaders believe union friend Rep. Dick Gephardt has the inside track to be Sen. John Kerry 's vice president. We hear that AFL-CIO execs say it's a done deal.
  • Kerry's Final Three for Vice President (Iowa Gov. Vilsack, Sen. John Edwards and ??)

    06/08/2004 6:19:35 PM PDT · by kalama · 144 replies · 631+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 6/14/04 | Paul Bedard
    Washington WhispersSenator Kerry's Final ThreeKerry campaign insiders tell us that the Vice Presidential selection team is down to three finalists.They won't say who they are, but we hear that Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack remains the front runner and that North Carolina United States Senator John Edwards is in the pack.Senator Edwards is liked inside Kerry headquarters, as evidenced by the Edwards bumper stickers in some cubicles.
  • (Jimmy) Hoffa Suggests a Kerry-Gephardt Ticket

    05/17/2004 12:18:33 AM PDT · by ambrose · 1 replies · 147+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5.16.04
    THE RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE Hoffa Suggests a Kerry-Gephardt Ticket The labor chief says the Missourian has a 'high profile' and can 'carry a state.' The candidate doesn't respond, but praises his ex-opponent. By Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer LAS VEGAS — Teamsters President James P. Hoffa said Sunday that he has repeatedly urged Sen. John F. Kerry to pick Dick Gephardt as his running mate, calling the Missouri congressman a strong addition to the Democratic presidential ticket. "He needs somebody that's high profile, somebody that can go out and carry a state, somebody that has a constituency, somebody...