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  • The Danger of Delegitimizing Trump

    01/17/2017 9:57:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 17, 2017 | Carl M. Cannon & Caitlin Huey-Burns
    On January 20, 2001, John Lewis did not attend George W. Bush’s inauguration. He didn’t make a big deal about it, but Bush losing the popular vote coupled with the contentious Florida recount left Lewis feeling less than magnanimous. According to contemporaneous press accounts, the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon spent Inauguration Day in his Atlanta district. Lewis was hardly the only prominent Democrat who had trouble accepting the new president after the 2000 election was finally decided. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Jesse Jackson trashed the U.S. Supreme Court and questioned Bush’s “legitimacy.” Recognizing the starkness of...
  • 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
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | 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 Choice.org ^ | 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...