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  • Police Contradict Terry McAuliffe’s Claim That Protesters Had Weapons ‘Stashed Around City’

    08/16/2017 5:41:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/17 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia State Police on Tuesday contradicted Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) claim that Charlottesville protesters had weapons “stashed around the city.” McAuliffe made the claim about stashed weapons during an interview on DeRay McKesson’s podcast Save the People. Twitter user @nycsouthpaw quoted McAuliffe using the podcast interview to describe protesters, saying, “They had battering rams and we had picked up different weapons that they had stashed around the city.” Yet the very next day–August 15–Virginia State Police countered McAuliffe’s narrative by denying that any weapons caches were discovered during sweeps of the city. Reason’s CJ Ciaramella tweeted: "I just got comment...
  • Cuccinelli ad criticizing McAuliffe for Global Crossing profits sparks controversy

    09/07/2013 9:53:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/06/13 | Ben Pershing
    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II’s campaign for Virginia governor has begun airing an ad criticizing Terry McAuliffe for his work with the controversial fiber-optics company Global Crossing. But the Republican’s campaign has hesitated to discuss the ad as questions have been raised about the way it was made. The ad says that McAuliffe “cashed in, walking away with millions” in profits from selling Global Crossing stock, even though the company ended up filing for bankruptcy in 2002. In the ad, three former Global Crossing employees describe how their lives were affected. “He probably had some insider knowledge; it was a...
  • Investment questions dog McAuliffe in Va. gov race (Global Crossing)

    05/29/2009 6:36:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 892+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/09 | Bob Lewis - ap
    RICHMOND, Va. – In a governor's race that's all about jobs, Terry McAuliffe is facing questions about huge profits he made from a company that collapsed two years later, leaving 10,000 people unemployed. ... In 1997, McAuliffe sank $100,000 into the Beverly Hills, Calif.-based startup's bold plan to link North America and Europe with a trans-Atlantic fiber optic cable, a super-fast conduit for voice, video and digital data. "When I invested in Global Crossing, understand that it was a very risky deal," ... His return was $8.1 million, ...
  • Thompson (Finally) Makes It Official (Terry McAuliffe "downright nervous" over Fred)

    09/06/2007 3:16:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies · 3,112+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2007 | TEDDY DAVIS with JACQUELINE KLINGEBIEL
    Fred Thompson's decision to skip Wednesday's New Hampshire debate invited ridicule from the Republican '08ers who view him as a lightweight. But his thin public record is cold comfort to one Democratic powerbroker. In fact, it has former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe downright nervous. "There's not much there. That's what makes me nervous," said McAuliffe who remembers toiling for Jimmy Carter when he was trounced by Ronald Reagan. "I'm never underestimating another B-Movie actor." McAuliffe offered his assessment to ABC News just moments after Thompson entered the fray. "I am certainly not disrespecting them," Thompson said of his '08 rivals...
  • E-MAIL TRAIL POINTS TO SHADY TELECOM SWAPS - GLOBAL CROSSING: expedited copy to the DNC

    09/20/2002 2:30:45 AM PDT · by Liz · 45 replies · 163+ views
    NY POST ^ | September 20, 2002 | JESSICA SOMMAR
    <p>As lawmakers prepare to grill Global Crossing and Qwest Communications execs next week, a handful of damaging e-mails seems to prove they used sham trades to boost profits. "I wish this company would just come clean with the Street regarding our guidance. This swap crap is going to kill us in the long run and I'm personally very fed up," wrote Global Crossing senior finance executive Joey Wong to colleagues last fall.</p>
  • Networking exec blasts wiretapping rules

    11/17/2006 11:31:42 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 5 replies · 437+ views
    CNet News ^ | 11-16-06
    WASHINGTON--An executive from a company that manages a large portion of the Internet's infrastructure on Thursday slammed federal wiretapping rules expected to take effect next spring. Paul Kouroupas, vice president of regulatory affairs for Global Crossing, strongly criticized the Federal Communications Commission's broadening of a 1994 law--originally intended to cover telephone providers--as disproportionately costly, complex, and riddled with privacy concerns. His company is one of the world's largest Internet backbone providers. "Our customers are large Fortune 500 companies--not too many of those companies are conducting drug deals or terrorist activities out of Merrill Lynch's offices or using their phones in...
  • McAuliffe to join Clinton

    09/19/2006 7:37:42 PM PDT · by Jean S · 73 replies · 1,920+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/20/06 | Alexander Bolton
    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe has told business associates and Democratic donors that he will chair Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign next year, according to several Democratic sources. Together, Clinton, the favorite to win the Democratic nomination, and McAuliffe, the top money man in Democratic politics, have a good chance of raising $100 million before the first official contest, the Iowa caucuses in January 2008.While Clinton and her staff insist she is focused solely on winning reelection in New York this November, the decision over who will be in charge of getting her elected to the...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Hiring Hong Kong Co. To Scan Nukes

    03/23/2006 2:49:54 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 152 replies · 3,835+ views
    AP ^ | 3-23-06 | TED BRIDIS
    U.S. Hiring Chinese Co. to Scan Nukes By TED BRIDIS and JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writers 27 minutes ago WASHINGTON - In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere. ADVERTISEMENT The administration acknowledges the no-bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American customs agents present. Freeport in the Bahamas is 65 miles from...
  • U.S. Hiring Hong Kong Co. to Scan Nukes

    03/24/2006 1:52:26 AM PST · by AnimalLover · 59 replies · 1,012+ views
    My Way News ^ | Mar 23, 8:32 PM (ET) | TED BRIDIS and JOHN SOLOMON
    In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere. The administration acknowledges the no-bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American customs agents present. Freeport in the Bahamas is 65 miles from the U.S. coast, where cargo would be likely to be inspected again. The contract is currently being finalized.
  • CEO Salaries Cry Out for Reform

    01/04/2006 4:12:12 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 337+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/04/06 | Purple Mountains
    One of the things that makes me a moderate conservative rather than an extreme-right conservative is that I have never forgotten something my business-law college professor told us – that when government passes a new law or regulation that places limits on what businessmen or markets can do, it’s always because some people acted to excess and spoiled everything. Although the situation has changed slightly for the better, this kind of condition clearly exists in the area of top-executive pay (that of CEOs), and in the aftermath of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and Global Crossing, cries out for some action.
  • Send a hamburger, pizza, or ice cream to the brave IDF soldiers

    08/11/2002 12:15:01 AM PDT · by GaryMontana · 56 replies · 1,443+ views
    Yediot Aharonot ^ | May 21, 2002 | Amir Rappaport,
    Jews Worldwide Bombard* I.D.F. Soldiers with Pizza An Internet Site Allows People From All Over the World to Send Pizza to Soldiers in the Field -- and the Interest is High I.D.F. soldiers out in the field have been suprised in recent days, but the surprise introduces a new trend: without any prior warning a box of pizza suddenly arrives. Behind the pizza boxes is an internet site that was set up by a group of reserve soldiers. The site, http://PizzaIDF.org, offers supporters of Israel throughout the whole world the opportunity to join the war effort in the territories and...
  • Business Week Publishes Democratic Party Hit-Piece As News

    09/12/2005 10:40:06 PM PDT · by Masada · 13 replies · 1,033+ views
    Power Line Blog ^ | 9/12/05 | John Hinderaker
    Today's example of MSM bias: this Business Week article by Leo Hindery, Jr., titled "Tragedy and Telecom." The article is subtitled, "How the Bush Administration's antiregulation stance contributed to the post-Katrina communications collapse -- and what should be done now." Mr. Hindery's indictment of the Bush administration is the latest effort to blame the President for just about everything associated with Hurricane Katrina. Its reasoning is so fragmentary, however, that Hindery never does explain why "the Bush administration's antiregulation stance" had anything to do with the hurricane or its aftermath. That doesn't stop Hindery from dropping the usual snide comments....
  • SEC Won't Punish Global Crossing Founder

    12/13/2004 9:58:46 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies · 675+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have decided against filing civil charges against Global Crossing Ltd. founder Gary Winnick following a probe of its accounting practices, his attorney said on Monday. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had been expected to announce a settlement with Winnick and three other former Global Crossing executives last week, capping a two-year investigation of the international telecommunications company. Winnick's attorney, Gary Naftalis, said in a statement that the SEC "has determined that no charges should be brought against Gary Winnick. We always believed that the evidence demonstrated that Gary Winnick acted lawfully and properly in...
  • The Referendum on Neoconservatism (It's already over, and the neocons won)

    10/25/2004 6:29:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 50 replies · 1,288+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 1, 2004 | Tod Lindberg
    RARELY HAVE THE HOLDERS of any set of political views and policy preferences been so thoroughly caricatured as the "neoconservatives" of the Bush years. To critics, this group of policymakers (preeminently, in the Defense Department and the Office of the Vice President), along with their allies on the outside (preeminently, in the pages of THE WEEKLY STANDARD), is responsible for a kind of hijacking of U.S. foreign policy in the wake of 9/11. Intoxicated by American power and blinded by a utopian vision, the neoconservatives (in the critics' telling) set the country on a disastrous and unnecessary attempt to remake...
  • Transcript of Sean Hannity Annihilating Terry McAuliffe (Don't touch me Sean)

    10/14/2004 2:16:20 AM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 56 replies · 5,269+ views
    Fox News Via TIVO | 10/14/2004 | self from TIVO
    Hannity: Alright Terry, let me ask you this. McAuliffe: Shoot Sean. Hannity: He spent 20 years in the United States Senate, 300 Bills proposed, he only passed five. Can you look into the camera right there -- and don't spin -- one specific piece of legislation that John Kerry passed that made this country better in the past 20 years. Look right in the camera right there. What is it? McAuliffe: Yeah. I can tell you John Kerry was involved in a lot of pieces of legislation. Hannity: No, no, no. One he wrote, that one accomplishment with his name...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • The ULLICO scandal (Mcauliffe, Global Crossing)

    06/26/2003 9:50:42 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 11 replies · 772+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2003
    <p>Incorruptible labor legends Samuel Gompers and George Meany must be spinning in their graves. After becoming the first president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1886, Mr. Gompers founded the Union Labor Life Insurance Co. (now the major subsidiary of the ULLICO holding company) in 1925 in order to provide affordable insurance and other financial services to union members. Mr. Meany, who became the first president of the merged AFL-CIO in 1955 and served in that capacity for a quarter-century, worked inexhaustibly to eliminate corruption within the labor movement &#8212; which included expelling the Teamsters from the AFL-CIO in 1957. That same year, the AFL-CIO adopted a rule mandating the expulsion of any union official invoking the Fifth Amendment to avoid scrutiny in a corruption case.</p>
  • Former Ullico exec refuses to testify to lawmakers (GLOBAL CROSSING,TERRY MCAULIFFE)

    06/22/2003 10:11:13 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 12 replies · 653+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2003
    Former Ullico exec refuses to testify to lawmakers (GLOBAL CROSSING, TERRY MCAULIFFE) Tue June 17, 2003 05:08 PM ET WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - The former top executive of union-owned insurer Ullico Inc. refused to testify to lawmakers on Tuesday about a sweetheart stock deal that netted board members some $5.6 million and caused his replacement last month. Former Ullico Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Georgine invoked his constitutional right not to testify at a hearing by the House Education and Workforce Committee on the scandal, which is also being probed by regulators and prosecutors. Rep John Boehner, the Ohio...
  • Richard Perle has resigned from the "Defense Policy Board"

    03/27/2003 2:50:16 PM PST · by Dane · 196 replies · 862+ views
    MSNBC | 3/27/03
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