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  • Giuliani Defends Ties to Qatar

    12/10/2007 7:32:51 AM PST · by Fred · 11 replies · 157+ views
    WSJ ^ | 121007 | MARY JACOBY and CHIP CUMMINS
    The Qatar government in the mid-1990s invited al Qaeda operative Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his family to live in Qatar, the 9/11 commission found. Mr. Mohammed was given a job at the Qatar Ministry of Electricity and Water. At the time, Mr. Mohammed was under indictment in the Southern District of New York for his role in a plot to blow up U.S.-bound jetliners. He was also wanted for questioning in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In 1996, FBI agents arrived in Qatar to arrest Mr. Mohammed. But the Qataris resisted handing him over, and Mr. Mohammed...
  • RUDY HARD-PRESSED TO DEFEND GAL PAL'S SECURITY (irrational Rooty dodges compelling questions)

    12/10/2007 3:40:41 AM PST · by Liz · 45 replies · 285+ views
    MY POST ^ | By December 10, 2007 | DAPHNE RETTER and CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani stammered his way through a defense of tax dollars spent on a security detail for his girlfriend when he was New York's married mayor. "There were threats; they had to be responded to," Giuliani told NBC's "Meet the Press"....."Judith didn't particularly want it, but it was done because they took the view that it was serious and it had to be done this way." Giuliani has been dogged about how much his extramarital affair cost the city.
  • Giuliani slips in the polls

    12/10/2007 5:12:59 AM PST · by advance_copy · 28 replies · 157+ views
    UPI ^ | 12/09/07
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A lackluster couple of weeks on the campaign trail has taken a toll on Rudy Giuliani's bid for the Republican presidential nomination. The former New York mayor has slipped in the polls as GOP rivals Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney have taken up much of the media spotlight in early voting states such as Iowa, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. All the while, Giuliani is focusing on later-voting states, including California and Oklahoma, which both of which will hold primaries Feb. 5, known as Super Tuesday. Recent polls show Giuliani in third in...
  • Giuliani Says Some Clients of Law Firm Must Remain Confidential

    12/09/2007 9:42:41 PM PST · by Fred · 15 replies · 157+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 120907 | Elliot Blair Smith
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  • Rudy ducks questions on Judi's car use (taxpayers fund Giuliani's extramarital ins and outs)

    12/08/2007 10:26:33 AM PST · by Liz · 50 replies · 3,456+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Sat, Dec 8th 2007 | DAVID SALTONSTALL,, DAILY NEWS SR CORRESPONDENT
    Giuliani tried to ride out new questions over taxpayer-funded chauffeur police services witnesses said were provided to Judith Nathan well before the married mayor revealed his extramarital involvement in 2000..... asked about Nathan's city-funded wheels, Giuliani non-answered "Thank you," and "Have a good night." Nathan's police escorts were thought to have begun in December 2000, after Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said she was threatened and needed around-the-clock protection. (Giuliani hid security detail and travel expenses for Nathan in obscure city agencies.) "If Nathan was provided police protection prior to their being a security-threat assessment, it probably was an illegal use...
  • Giuliani Defends Questionable Expenses (For Mistress)

    12/09/2007 4:54:36 PM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 137+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/9/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday defended the expenses incurred by his security detail as he was beginning an extramarital affair with current wife Judith Nathan, saying police made the decision after she received threats. Giuliani in recent weeks has faced a barrage of questions about New York police security costs for his trysts with Nathan and about his business clients, which have included the Persian Gulf country of Qatar. Although a U.S. ally, Qatar is accused of sheltering suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Smiling broadly and laughing at some of the tougher questions...
  • TPM Shag Fund Timeline (IRS MEMO: did Judy declare Rudy's security gifts as income?)

    12/09/2007 8:15:49 AM PST · by Liz · 43 replies · 264+ views
    TALKING POINTS MEMO ^ | December 7, 2007 | Paul Kiel
    It's not easy keeping track of Rudy Giuliani's shag-related expenditures of taxpayer money while mayor of New York. For one thing, it's impossible to get a total of the amount spent guarding the mayor's then-girlfriend. And the available records are spotty at best. But we gave it the ol' TPM try. So here, without further ado, is our timeline. 5/99 -- Judith Nathan and Giuliani meet at Club Macanudo, a cigar bar on the Upper East Side. 7/3/99 -- NYPD Officers charge the city for gas to "accompany the mayor to Southampton." 7/31/99 -- Four officers accompanying Giuliani stay at...
  • Rudy's Real Record on 2nd Amendment Right to Arms

    12/03/2007 6:47:30 PM PST · by epow · 34 replies · 116+ views
    Giuliani Profile: DOB: May 28, 1944 Occupations: * Founder of Giuliani Partners, a security consulting firm * Mayor of New York City (1994-2001) * U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, appointed 1983 * Associate Attorney General, appointed 1981 Party Affiliation: Republican Spouse: Judith Nathan Giuliani Education: Manhattan College, 1965 JD, Magna Cum Laude, New York University Law School, 1968 "This is an industry that is profiting from the suffering of innocent people. What's worse, its profits rest on a number of illegal and immoral practices. This [firearms industry] lawsuit is meant to end the free pass that...
  • Judith Nathan got security earlier

    12/07/2007 6:52:36 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies · 249+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 7, 2007 | MICHAEL SAUL, HEIDI EVANS and DAVID SALTONSTALL
    Judith Nathan got taxpayer-funded chauffeur services from the NYPD earlier than previously disclosed - even before her affair with then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani was revealed, witnesses and sources tell the Daily News. "It went on for months before the affair was public," said Lee Degenstein, 52, a retired Smith Barney vice president who formerly lived at 200 E. 94th St., Nathan's old building. "It was going on longer than anybody thought," added Degenstein, who, along with others in the neighborhood, said they often saw Nathan hopping into unmarked NYPD cars in early 2000, before the affair was revealed that May.
  • South Carolina: Huckabee 25% Romney 18% Thompson 18% (Rasmussen)

    12/06/2007 9:42:08 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 46 replies · 138+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 12-6-07 | Scott Rasmussen
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has taken the lead in South Carolina’s Republican Presidential Primary. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows Huckabee with 25% of the vote, Mitt Romney with 18% and Fred Thompson with 18%. A month ago, Romney and Thompson were on top. The latest election poll also shows Rudy Giuliani with 12% of the vote, John McCain with 9%, and Ron Paul with 4% (see crosstabs). The race among Democrats in South Carolina has become a toss-up between Clinton and Obama. Huckabee, at least for the moment, is carrying out the plan envisioned by the Thompson...
  • Another Friend of Giuliani's Embroiled in Sheriff’s Criminal Case

    12/04/2007 6:24:07 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 17 replies · 431+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 4, 2007 | RICHARD ESPOSITO
    Presidential Candidate Giuliani's Partner Linked to Bribery Case When Hank Asher reached into the bag and pulled out the two $15,000 gold Cartier watches, the holiday crowd at Carmine's restaurant on 44th Street in Manhattan noticed, patrons recalled. Later, so did the U.S. attorney in Orange County, Calif., and soon yet another of Rudy Giuliani's business partners was embroiled in a bribery case. Asher, identified by the initials H.A. in Overt Act 59 of a federal grand jury indictment against Orange County sheriff Michael Carona, had handed the diamond-encrusted Cartier baubles to the wives of the sheriff and his deputy,...
  • Native New Yorkers give Giuliani an edge in Florida

    12/04/2007 7:28:23 AM PST · by jmyrlefuller · 12 replies · 184+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | December 4, 2007 | Jerry Zremski
    Suzanne Citere’s father danced with Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 1992 Democratic National Convention, but now, Citere, a 40-year-old dance instructor, is the former first lady’s worst nightmare. Citere sat beaming proudly in the front row last week as Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani, widely considered the frontrunner for his party’s presidential nomination, as Clinton is for hers, delivered a rousing stump speech in a crowded hotel ballroom here in the part of Florida nicknamed “New York’s sixth borough.” “I saw what he did in New York City,” said Citere, a native of Brooklyn who recently changed her party registration from...
  • BIZ PARTNER: 'NO ROLE' FOR GIULIANI (lookin' for Rooty in all the wrong places)

    12/03/2007 2:21:41 PM PST · by Liz · 1 replies · 162+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 2, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    The day-to-day operations of Rudy Giuliani's consulting company have been formally turned over to one of the candidate's longtime advisers - and the former mayor hasn't been to his office in more than a month..........."My role is chairman of Giuliani Partners," said Peter Powers, deputy mayor under Giuliani and a friend since childhood. "I run the company on a day-to-day basis; Rudy's role is none........He has an equity interest in the in the firm, but he is not involved in the management of the firm. He is not involved in any clients."
  • Rassmussen: Rudy911 20%, TaxHike Mike 17% (Good news: Rudy911 falling, bad news: Huck rising)

    12/03/2007 11:42:10 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 17 replies · 93+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 12-3-07 | Scott Rasmussen
    the current round of Huck-a-mania is nothing more that Mike Huckabee’s fifteen minutes of fame, the former Arkansas Governor is certainly making the most of it. Today, in the first full round of national polling completed since last week’s “debate” among Republican Presidential hopefuls, Huckabee has pulled to within three points of the frontrunning Rudy Giuliani. Heading into the debate, Giuliani led Huckabee by twelve. Not only that, new polling data released today shows that Huckabee has pulled to within a single percentage point of Hillary Clinton in a general election match-up. Huckabee is also a frontrunner in Iowa and...
  • Giuliani's last hurdle to the Presidency is his messy family saga

    12/02/2007 9:38:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies · 103+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/2/07 | Michael Goodwin
    The patron saint of scandal, one William Jefferson Clinton, gives hope to all politicians on the hot seat. Borrowing a page from Friedrich Nietzsche, Bubba is said to counsel those under fire that "whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger." So Rudy Giuliani can take heart from an unlikely bedfellow. Well, maybe not so unlikely, given that Giuliani's current problem stems from the same sort of fix that almost got Clinton booted from the White House. There's no report of a stained blue dress in Giuliani's past, but skeletons from his randy ways are suddenly tumbling out of the closet...
  • City taxpayers picked up tab for Judith Giuliani's visit to kin in Pennsylvania

    12/01/2007 1:19:27 PM PST · by SUSSA · 93 replies · 178+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12-1-07 | MICHAEL SAUL and DAVID SALTONSTALL
    n the fall of 2001, city cops chauffeured Rudy Giuliani's then-mistress, Judith Nathan, to her parents' Pennsylvania home 130 miles away on the taxpayers' dime. Records show that city cops refueled at an ExxonMobil station down the road from Nathan's childhood home in Hazleton on Oct. 20, 2001, while Giuliani stayed behind in New York attending 9/11 funerals. (snip) The records show that - in addition to using City Hall funds to take Giuliani and Nathan to 11 secret trysts in the Hamptons, as has been previously reported - taxpayers were paying to ferry Nathan on long-distance trips without Giuliani,...
  • Rudy Put $400,000 In Advance Funds On Credit Card For Travel Expenses (was his mistress shopping?)

    12/01/2007 11:41:58 AM PST · by Liz · 48 replies · 185+ views
    TALKING POINTS MEMO ^ | November 30, 2007 | Paul Kiel and Greg Sargent
    TALKING POINTS MEMO is swimming in credit card receipts from Rudy Giuliani's administration; one thing in particular has struck us: in 2001, apparently with an eye to future globetrotting, Giuliani's administration sent a check for $400,000 to American Express. Though the amount was billed to the Assigned Counsel Administrative Office, an office that provides lawyers for indigent defendants, the money served as an advance against Giuliani's future travel, and other expenses later incurred by the mayor's office and his security detail. The unusually large prepayment, as yet unreported, adds weight to the theory that the Giuliani administration was using accounting...
  • Giuliani: Kids of illegal immigrants should keep US citizenship

    12/01/2007 11:32:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 124 replies · 1,688+ views
    breakingnews.nypost.com ^ | November 30, 2007 | By JIM DAVENPORT
    BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) -- Republican White House hopeful Rudy Giuliani said Friday he wouldn't try to change laws that make citizens of children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants, noting that it's a matter determined by the Constitution. "That's a very delicate balance that's been arrived at, and I wouldn't change that," Giuliani said in response to a question while campaigning at Sun City Hilton Head, a sprawling retirement community down the South Carolina coast from Charleston.
  • Citing Statistics, Giuliani Misses Time and Again

    12/01/2007 3:19:45 AM PST · by america4vr · 18 replies · 392+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 30, 2007 | Michael Cooper
    In almost every appearance as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudolph W. Giuliani cites a fusillade of statistics and facts to make his arguments about his successes in running New York City and the merits of his views. Discussing his crime-fighting success as mayor, Mr. Giuliani told a television interviewer that New York was “the only city in America that has reduced crime every single year since 1994.” In New Hampshire this week, he told a public forum that when he became mayor in 1994, New York “had been averaging like 1,800, 1,900 murders for almost 30 years.”...
  • Giuliani's Profitable Partnership

    11/30/2007 7:55:34 PM PST · by Fred · 23 replies · 316+ views
    WSJ ^ | December 1, 2007 | By MARY JACOBY and ANDREW MORSE
    A partnership Rudy Giuliani forged with a wealthy diamond-trading family from Israel helped his effort to expand his fledgling consulting business in Japan, and generated more than $600,000 in speaking fees for the Republican presidential candidate. The former New York mayor's previously undisclosed relationship with the Sage Capital Growth -- a medium-size private equity firm associated with the diamond-trading Steinmetz family of Israel -- shows how money came his way after he earned international acclaim leading the city through the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It offers a peek at Mr. Giuliani's closely held five-year-old consulting business, New York-based Giuliani...
  • Rudy Giuliani campaign team backtracks on tryst talk

    11/30/2007 5:02:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 76 replies · 153+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | November 30th 2007 | DAVID SALTONSTALL and MICHAEL SAUL
    The uproar grew Thursday over expenses for Rudy Giuliani's protection during his trysts with Judith Nathan as his campaign's initial defense - that its accounting methods were the same as previous mayors' - unraveled. Joe Lhota, a deputy mayor in Giuliani's City Hall, told the Daily News Wednesday night that the administration's practice of allocating security expenses to small city offices that had nothing to do with mayoral protection has "gone on for years" and "predates Giuliani." When told budget officials from the administrations of Ed Koch and David Dinkins said they did no such thing, Lhota caved Thursday, "I'm...
  • The Truth About Rudy Giuliani and Illegal Immigration

    11/30/2007 12:41:49 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 86 replies · 100+ views
    FoxNews ^ | November 30, 2007 | Bill O'Reilly
    One of the biggest topics in the debate last night was how the candidates have handled the illegal alien issue in the past. Governor Romney put forth that Mayor Giuliani presided over a sanctuary city in New York, that he ignored the problem. The mayor then accused the governor of running a sanctuary mansion because some illegal aliens had worked at Romney's Massachusetts home. So here's the truth. Like most Americans, Governor Romney doesn't personally check the papers of people working for him. So that's an unfair criticism by Giuliani. However, the mayor is correct in saying that he did...
  • Rudy: "Debate Day Dirty Trick"

    11/29/2007 4:34:47 PM PST · by Fred · 36 replies · 126+ views
    CBS ^ | 112907 | Katie Couric
    Rudy: "Debate Day Dirty Trick" NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2007(CBS) Was it routine expenses, or is an apparent skeleton in Rudy Giuliani’s closet really coming out to haunt him? CBS News anchor Katie Couric sat down with the national frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday. A report posted on Politico.com Wednesday said that at the time when Giuliani was beginning an extramarital relationship with Judith Nathan, who eventually became his third wife, he billed obscure city agencies thousands of dollars for his police security detail covering trips to visit Nathan. But Giuliani insists that everything was done in the...
  • Giuliani's Mistress Used N.Y. Police as Taxi Service

    11/29/2007 2:12:31 PM PST · by Fred · 79 replies · 263+ views
    ABC News: The Blotter ^ | November 29, 2007 3:18 PM | Richard Esposito
    Well before it was publicly known he was seeing her, then-married New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani provided a police driver and city car for his mistress Judith Nathan, former senior city officials tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com. "She used the PD as her personal taxi service," said one former city official who worked for Giuliani. New York papers reported in 2000 that the city had provided a security detail for Nathan, who became Giuliani's third wife after his divorce from Donna Hanover, who also had her own police security detail at the same time. THE BLOTTER RECOMMENDS Blotter Giuliani's Ties...
  • RUDY'S HIDDEN LOVE-NEST $$; BILLED CITY 500G+ FOR TRIPS TO JUDI'S

    11/29/2007 2:49:44 AM PST · by Liz · 104 replies · 210+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 29, 2007 | DAVID SEIFMAN and CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani tapped budgets of obscure city agencies to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel expenses in 1999 and 2000 when the married Mayor was secretly dating future wife Judith Nathan according to a sensational report..... Auditors spotted a $34,000 expense for out-of-city travel at the Loft Board. The board's director insisted the tab wasn't run up at the tiny agency, which regulates lofts.....then $143,867 in nonlocal travel at 12 small mayoral agencies in fiscal 2000, including $10,054 for the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities turned up...on top of $165,985 in "nonlocal travel" billed directly to the Mayor's...
  • Rudy's Ties to a Terror Sheikh

    11/28/2007 11:21:44 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 1 replies · 53+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 11/27/2007 | Wayne Barrett
    Three weeks after 9/11, when the roar of fighter jets still haunted the city's skyline, the emir of gas-rich Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifah al-Thani, toured Ground Zero. Although a member of the emir's own royal family had harbored the man who would later be identified as the mastermind of the attack—a man named Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, often referred to in intelligence circles by his initials, KSM—al-Thani rushed to New York in its aftermath, offering to make a $3 million donation, principally to the families of its victims. Rudy Giuliani, apparently unaware of what the FBI and CIA had long...
  • Report: Giuliani Billed City Agencies for Trips

    11/28/2007 2:12:42 PM PST · by Fred · 9 replies · 79+ views
    NYT Political Blog ^ | 112807 | nyt
    The Politico’s Ben Smith takes a look at previously undisclosed records that indicate Rudolph W. Giuliani billed “obscure city agencies” — including agencies responsible for regulating loft apartments, aiding the disabled and providing lawyers for indigent defendants — “for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons.” The article states that the city comptroller questioned the expenditures in 2001, but the mayor’s office cited security as the reason for refusing to explain the costs. A Giuliani spokeswoman declined to discuss any...
  • Giuliani billed obscure agencies for trips

    11/28/2007 11:56:43 AM PST · by Fred · 86 replies · 193+ views
    Politico ^ | 112807 | By: Ben Smith
    Giuliani billed obscure agencies for trips By: Ben Smith November 28, 2007 02:55 PM EST As New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons, according to previously undisclosed government records. The documents, obtained by Politico under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, show that the mayoral costs had nothing to do with the functions of the little-known city offices that defrayed his tabs, including agencies responsible for regulating loft apartments, aiding...
  • Rudy Presses Suit (The candidate, as mayor, was a perpetual plaintiff.)

    11/28/2007 10:08:53 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 23 replies · 87+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11-28-07 | Kate O'Beirne
    Candidate Rudy Giuliani pledges to appoint strict-constructionist judges who won’t make policy from the bench, because “making laws is the responsibility of an elected legislature.” He cites Justices Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Alito as model appointments. Plaintiff Giuliani had a wholly different view of the judge’s role. As mayor of New York City, he launched lawsuits that sought liberal rulings to punish gun manufacturers and to overturn legislation on immigration, welfare reform, and taxes. When elected legislatures made laws with which he disagreed, this Giuliani thought it was a judge’s responsibility to legislate from the bench. In late September, Rudy...
  • Rudy Giuliani's Abortion Moderation Betrays Old Views Activist Says

    11/28/2007 7:13:04 AM PST · by Fred · 22 replies · 124+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 112807 | by Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A leading pro-abortion activist says Rudy Giuliani's attempt to moderate his pro-abortion views during the Republican presidential contest is a betrayal of his hard-core position backing abortion when he was New York City's mayor. As the mayor of the largest city in the nation, Giuliani could be counted on to support abortion. He supported taxpayer funding of abortions, gave a donation to Planned Parenthood, and repeatedly spoke in opposition to pro-life laws. Giuliani appointed Kelli Conlin to the city's Human Rights Commission, an irony not lost on pro-life advocates. Conlin, the head of NARAL's affiliate in...
  • Giuliani Sparks Republican Debate by Rewriting Reagan Playbook

    11/28/2007 6:41:25 AM PST · by Fred · 16 replies · 37+ views
    Bloomberg | Last Updated: November 28, 2007 00:12 EST | By Heidi Przybyla
    Rudy Giuliani is NOT a Republican
  • Rudy's Ties to a Terror Sheikh

    11/27/2007 3:53:44 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 15 replies · 302+ views
    Village Voice ^ | ovember 27, 2007 | Wayne Barrett
    Giuliani's business contracts tie him to the man who let 9/11's mastermind escape the FBI Three weeks after 9/11, when the roar of fighter jets still haunted the city's skyline, the emir of gas-rich Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifah al-Thani, toured Ground Zero. Although a member of the emir's own royal family had harbored the man who would later be identified as the mastermind of the attack—a man named Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, often referred to in intelligence circles by his initials, KSM—al-Thani rushed to New York in its aftermath, offering to make a $3 million donation, principally to the families...
  • Friends Amid Scandals [Giuliani and (alleged) Pedophile Priest]

    11/27/2007 3:12:15 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 1 replies · 137+ views
    TIES THAT BIND Against the advice of some of his campaign advisers, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has kept a suspended Catholic priest and childhood friend on the payroll of Giuliani Partners as a consultant. The priest has been caught up in the continuing sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Msgr. Alan Placa, who was suspended from his priestly duties back in 2002 and who has also served as a practicing attorney, has worked on a consulting basis with Giuliani Partners. In 2003 a grand jury in Suffolk County, New York, accused Placa of sexually abusing multiple victims....
  • Giuliani's business ties create challenge (Chinese organized crime)

    11/26/2007 12:04:27 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 36 replies · 162+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21, 2007 | Andrew Zajac and Evan Osnos
    Nine days after registering his presidential exploratory committee last November, Rudolph Giuliani appeared in Singapore to help a Las Vegas developer make a pitch for a $3.5 billion casino resort. Though the bid ultimately failed, and there was nothing illegal about the involvement, it drew Giuliani into a complex partnership with the family of a controversial Hong Kong billionaire who has ties to the regime of North Korea's Kim Jong Il and has been linked to international organized crime by the U.S. government. ... Giuliani's public involvement in the gaming bid began at a September 2006 news conference in Singapore...
  • Is Rudy Beholden to the Gambling Industry?

    11/26/2007 11:38:15 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 75 replies · 66+ views
    MyManMitt.com ^ | 11-26-07 | Justin Hart
    This graph is actually very unnerving. Why would Rudy be so tied to the gambling industry?
  • The Liberal Candidate (Is Rudy Giuliani a new Barry Goldwater or a new Bobby Kennedy?)

    11/15/2007 1:56:39 PM PST · by SubGeniusX · 20 replies · 69+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | 11/14/07 December 2007 Print Edition | David Weigel
    One afternoon in 1957, a 13-year-old Rudy Giuliani switched on his family’s TV and watched a lawyer pick a fight. Jimmy Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, had been called before the U.S. Senate’s Labor Rackets Committee to answer charges of corruption, extortion, and stealing from the pension funds of union members. He settled in his chair to face Robert F. Kennedy, the special committee lawyer, only 32 years old and a brutal interrogator. “The Teamster case meant a lot to me,” Giuliani writes in Leadership, the popular memoir he published in 2002. “Hearing Bobby Kennedy’s withering confrontation...
  • Top conservative slams Rudy on Abortion (debunks biggest lie: "Strict Constructionists")

    11/22/2007 6:58:49 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 72 replies · 53+ views
    The Politico ^ | 11-21-07 | Tony Perkins
    As the Republican presidential primaries approach early next year, a chorus of voices for former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is consistently telling the public that he would appoint “strict constructionist” judges to the federal bench. Media pundits like Sean Hannity brandish the phrase as if it were a conclusive argument for the acceptability of Giuliani’s campaign to "pro-life" Americans. The Rev. Pat Robertson apparently agrees. But the most important man in the room — Giuliani himself — doesn’t. I know this because I asked him in person on Oct. 20, when he affirmed his view that a strict constructionist judge could...
  • Giuliani's Firm Lobbied Government

    05/14/2007 8:12:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 321+ views
    Guardian/AP ^ | 5/14/07 | SHARON THEIMER and DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - As a partner in a law and lobbying firm, Rudy Giuliani has profited from his firm's work representing corporate clients before nearly every Cabinet department, exposing himself to a wide range of potential ethical entanglements. If Giuliani became president, his administration would be on the receiving end of regulatory requests, contract bids and policy proposals by the same clients of his Houston firm, Bracewell & Giuliani, that have contributed toward his personal net worth of millions of dollars. Although the Republican has so far declined to identify all the companies with which Bracewell and his other firms...
  • Strange Company (As a businessman, he's been mixing with a sketchier crowd - Giuliani)

    04/12/2007 5:33:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 915+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 11/03/06 | Nathan Vardi
    Rudolph W. Giuliani sprinted through october as if he were running for national office. He was, of course, campaigning for other Republican candidates--popping up, over a period of ten days, in eight cities. Wherever he went, Giuliani was the main attraction. The crowds didn't want to hear much about election 2006; they wanted to know if Rudy was planning to run for president in 2008. "I'll make the decision sometime next year," he announced in New Hampshire. Is the outcome in doubt? Giuliani is the closest thing in America to a mythic hero. His reputation was forged in the refiner's...
  • The New Fire in Fred’s Belly

    11/19/2007 9:19:11 AM PST · by Fred · 39 replies · 261+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/19/07 | Larry Kudlow
    The New Fire in Fred’s Belly A revitalized Thompson has an honest, clear, straightforward message of economic freedom and problem solving. An energetic and forceful Fred Thompson sat down with me last week on Kudlow and Company to talk politics and the economy. The former Tennessee senator was in good form — more animated than I’ve seen him, and definitely a different person than the one I interviewed six months ago. I asked him about Dick Armey, the former Republican House majority leader. Armey recently predicted that Hillary Clinton will be the next president, reasoning that the GOP has departed...
  • Giuliani and Schumer: an odd couple connection

    11/19/2007 4:22:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 345+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 19, 2007 | Tom Brune
    In 1973, a 29-year-old federal prosecutor named Rudy Giuliani indicted a Brooklyn congressman, unknowingly creating a political opening for an ambitious 23-year-old named Chuck Schumer. It is the first and least known link between two powerful New York politicians whose paths have crossed and careers intersected in often surprising ways over the past four decades. But it certainly wasn't the last. Just two weeks ago, Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) found himself defying his own party to confirm U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, a retired Manhattan judge and close friend of the former mayor. Schumer and Giuliani may seem an odd pairing,...
  • Romney Feeling the Heat on Abortion

    11/17/2007 7:24:30 AM PST · by Fred · 196 replies · 195+ views
    CBN - 700 Club ^ | 111607 | Davidy Brody
    Recently, the Thompson campaign criticized Mitt Romney’s healthcare plan in Massachusetts because it allows for woman to have an abortion for a $50 co-pay. More below from CBS News: What was once the signature achievement of Mitt Romney's time as Massachusetts governor – a plan aimed at ensuring all of the state's residents have health insurance – is today the target of Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination. Fred Thompson has struck the harshest blow so far. In a release today, after noting that Massachusetts residents face an average fine of $219 this year and $2,000 over the next year,...
  • 9/11 Firefighters and Family Members Plot Anti-Giuliani Ad Campaign [MUST READ]

    11/18/2007 8:28:46 AM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 159 replies · 1,279+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 17, 2007 | TAHMAN BRADLEY
    A group of 9/11 firefighters and victims' family members with eyes on derailing Republican Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign is close to a decision on forming an entity that would run issue ads in key early nominating states. "TV made him a hero, and we'll use TV to take him down," New York Fire Chief Jim Riches told ABC News. The final decision about the formation of an outside entity will happen sometime within the next few weeks after the group finalizes its plans at a meeting scheduled for after Thanksgiving. So far, though, under Riches' leadership, the group has sought...
  • Giuliani, Foe of ‘Socialized’ Medicine, Expanded Public Care as Mayor

    11/17/2007 12:35:31 AM PST · by gpapa · 4 replies · 58+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2007 | SARAH KERSHAW
    In campaigning for president, Rudolph W. Giuliani has criticized Democrats for promoting “socialized” medicine, boasted about his record as mayor of New York City for dramatically reducing public assistance, and vigorously opposed expanding government health insurance for children. But the reality of his health care record as mayor was more complex. He began his tenure in City Hall vowing to curb the role of government in health care. He removed large numbers of people from welfare. He tried, but failed, to sell off New York City’s public hospital system. And he discouraged New Yorkers from enrolling in Medicaid, the government...
  • NH, Iowa Voters Get Anti-Romney Calls

    11/16/2007 11:25:24 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 95 replies · 230+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Nov 15, 2007 08:20 PM US/Eastern | Philip Elliott
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Residents in New Hampshire and Iowa have received phone calls raising questions about Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, his Mormon faith and the Vietnam War-era military deferments he received while serving as a missionary in France. Western Wats, a Utah-based company, placed the calls that initially sound like a poll but then pose questions that cast Romney in a harsh light, according to those who received the calls. In politics, this type of phone surveying is called "push polling"—contacting potential voters and asking questions intended to plant a message in voters' minds, usually negative, rather than...
  • Giuliani takes liberties on his NYC record (Certain boasts of fiscal gains exaggerate role)

    11/16/2007 5:31:11 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 40 replies · 48+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 16, 2007 | Brian C. Mooney
    As a presidential candidate, Rudy Giuliani recounts his eight-year stint as mayor of New York City as an era of tax-cutting and welfare-slashing, one long fight to tame the city's bureaucratic behemoth. That's basically true, but Giuliani and his campaign exaggerate some facts and ignore many others to hone the point. Giuliani often suggests that he alone was responsible for cutting 23 taxes, but seven of those moves were state initiatives, according to the city's Independent Budget Office. Of the remaining 16 tax reductions, Giuliani actually opposed the largest cut, which was due to come with the expiration of a...
  • Giuliani's Past Judicial Picks Lean Left

    11/15/2007 8:54:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 101+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2007
    GOP Hopeful's Mayoral Appointments At Odds With Pledge To Appoint Conservative Jurists. Presidential contender Rudy Giuliani has been winning over some conservative Republicans by promising to appoint judges in the mold of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and others who might seem likely to limit the reach of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Judges he named as New York mayor, however, could never be mistaken for Scalia. Giuliani's promise has helped overcome his abortion rights support as an issue for conservative voters. After all, the next president can do little about abortion except to name judges who interpret...
  • Giuliani Woos Conservatives on Judges

    11/15/2007 1:23:27 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 24+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/15/7 | LIBBY QUAID, Associated Press Writer
    Presidential contender Rudy Giuliani has been winning over some conservative Republicans by promising to appoint judges in the mold of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and others who might seem likely to limit the reach of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Judges he named as New York mayor, however, could never be mistaken for Scalia. Giuliani's promise has helped overcome his abortion rights support as an issue for conservative voters. After all, the next president can do little about abortion except to name judges who interpret the law more strictly. As a result, some prominent conservatives, including televangelist...
  • Rudy's Big Apple Baggage (Giuliani killed the Line Item Veto)

    04/13/2007 2:18:33 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 25 replies · 601+ views
    WSJ ^ | Kimberly STRASSEL
    Here's a little nugget from the past, a tale that may offer some insights into the next stage of the GOP presidential race, and the fortunes of front-runner Rudy Giuliani: The date is the mid-1990s, and Republicans have swept Congress with their Contract with America. A top promise is greater fiscal responsibility, and a crucial element of that is a vow to pass a line-item veto and give the president the power to weed out pork. In 1996 Republicans are as good as their word, and grant the opposition's Bill Clinton a broad new power to strip wasteful spending. Mr....
  • In Fox News, Giuliani Finds a Friendly Stage

    08/02/2007 9:34:47 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 48 replies · 630+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 08/02/07 | RUSS BUETTNER
    Roger Ailes and Rudolph W. Giuliani have been pulling for each other for nearly two decades. Mr. Ailes was the media consultant to Mr. Giuliani’s first mayoral campaign in 1989. Mr. Giuliani, as mayor, officiated at Mr. Ailes’s wedding and intervened on his behalf when Mr. Ailes’s company, Fox News Channel, was blocked from securing a cable station in the city. This year, they were tablemates at the White House correspondents dinner, which Mr. Giuliani attended as a guest of Fox’s parent company, the News Corporation. Now these allies and friends find themselves on largely uncharted political turf. Mr. Giuliani,...