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  • A Trump ‘intervention’ is being led by Gingrich, Giuliani, according to reports

    08/04/2016 6:17:00 AM PDT · by Democrats hate too much · 88 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Aug 3, 2016 3:01 p.m | Robert Schroder
    Republicans close to Donald Trump are planning an “intervention” aimed at resetting his campaign amid a political firestorm that has ensnared the controversial presidential nominee, according to a published report. NBC News said former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, along with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, are among the Trump allies who want to convince Trump to shift his tactics. The report comes after Trump lashed out at a Gold-Star family critical of his position on Muslim immigration and went on to decline to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan for re-election. Donald Trump...
  • Giuliani: ‘There’s a Concerted Effort to Paint Our Police Officers as Brutal and Racist’

    07/11/2016 3:36:20 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2016 | Trent Baker
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) reacted on New York’s AM 970’s “The Cats Roundtable” to the Dallas shootings of police officers by criticizing those who have tried “paint our police officers as brutal and racist.” “Whenever one police officer is killed, it’s like a shot at all of us, because they’re the people who protect us, they’re the people who put their lives on the line every day they get dressed up, and they may not come home that night,” Giuliani told host John Catsimatidis. “And to lose so many of them at once, in a slaughter...
  • Rush Interviews Former Federal Prosecutor

    07/06/2016 2:57:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | July 6, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We welcome Andrew McCarthy, who has become a good friend. He's a former prosecutor in the US attorney's office, Southern District of Manhattan, who -- as you all know by now -- was the co-lead prosecutor who secured a conviction against the blind sheik, has become an expert in Islamic terrorism, Islamic supremacism, and Sharia law, and is also an expert constitutionalist. And we're glad to have you here, Andy. How are you? MCCARTHY: Rush, I'm doing great. How are you? RUSH: Good. Now, okay we got the second day here. You've had a day -- we've...
  • Guiliani: "Hillary Clinton could be considered a founding member of ISIS"

    03/23/2016 8:36:13 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/23/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday slammed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, saying she helped to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "I mean, Hillary Clinton could be considered a founding member of ISIS," the former mayor of New York City told Bill O'Reilly on Fox News on Wednesday night. Giuliani said Clinton had her chance to do something about the terror group when she was secretary of State, but said she helped to create ISIS by "being part of an administration that withdrew from Iraq." "By being part of an administration that let Maliki run Iraq ... into...
  • The Lesson in MSM's Response to Rudy

    02/28/2015 3:59:52 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 2-28-15 | Lloyd Marcus
    A week or so ago, the MSM wanted Rudy Giuliani boiled in oil for daring to question Obama's love for America. They were shocked and outraged. How dare Rudy be so rude to Obama? They ran to Republicans for comments, hoping they would throw Rudy under the bus. As I watched the MSM go nuts over Rudy's “rudeness”, I thought, give me a break. This man (Obama) just unlawfully took over the internet. Obama refuses to acknowledge the radical Islamic Holy War and slaughter of Christians. ISIS publicly raped a three-year-old girl. Women are forced to divorce their husbands to...
  • Here's the Guy Rudy Is Talking About: Frank Marshall Davis

    02/22/2015 4:31:52 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 107 replies
    The American ^ | Feb 22, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    “This is your work that Rudy is talking about!” So emailed a friend of mine on Saturday morning, sending me a link to the Drudge Report, which led with a scandalous New York Daily News article apoplectic and incredulous that Rudy Giuliani could launch the hysterical, Neanderthal, McCarthyite claim that our president, Barack Obama, had been influenced as a young man by a literal communist. I quickly read the piece and nodded to myself. Not only did Rudy have the communist right, but he even had Obama’s exact age (nine) right when he was first introduced to the communist.
  • Patriotism, Giuliani and Ron Fournier’s Credibility Problem (busted!)

    02/20/2015 10:23:01 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 2/20/15 | John Nolte
    For years the National Journal’s Ron Fournier has held himself up as America’s non-partisan truth-teller, as a man of conscience who will always tell it like it is. To hear Fournier tell it, he is above partisanship, political gamesmanship, and small ball. Integrity is Fournier’s currency, and blasting shallow, partisan hypocrites is his brand. What to make, then, of Fournier’s glaring, highly-partisan hypocrisy and dishonesty in his latest moral crusade — this one to use former-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a club against the entire Republican Party? For two days now, all over Twitter and cable television, Fournier has...
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls out Giuliani for 'offensive' Obama comments

    02/20/2015 7:51:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 140 replies
    The Starbucks (SBUX) CEO called out former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Obama's "love" for his country. "As an American, I find Rudy Giuliani's vicious comments about President Obama 'not loving America' to be profoundly offensive to both the President and the Office," Schultz said in a statement. Giuliani caused a political stir this week with his remarks about Obama at a dinner event featuring Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, in a speech first reported by Politico. He said he didn't believe Obama "loves America."
  • De Blasio: Giuliani 'Fundamentally Misunderstands the Reality' of Race

    12/07/2014 1:02:04 PM PST · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 7, 2014 | Allen McDuffee
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday admonished former mayor Rudy Giuliani for his repeated recent comments that "responsibility is on the black community" for reducing the necessity of police officers in their communities. "I think he fundamentally misunderstands the reality," said de Blasio on ABC's This Week. "There is a problem here. There is a rift here that has to be overcome. You cannot look at the incident in Missouri; another incident in Cleveland, Ohio; and another incident in New York City all happening in the space of weeks and act like there's not a problem."
  • Rudy: Without Lhota, NYC Could Mirror Chicago, Detroit

    10/22/2013 3:27:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 22, 2013 | Deroy Murdock
    The man who once hired New York City mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota as his deputy recently detailed the stakes involved in the race for Gracie Mansion. Rudolph W. Giuliani told local conservatives that “We get one chance to get it right,” by electing his Republican protégé. “And if we get it wrong,” America’s mayor added, “you know what can happen. Bill de Blasio creates a sense of fear about what can happen to this city, and the fear is real. This city very easily could become another Chicago or Detroit or a combination of Chicago or Detroit.” Giuliani observed that...
  • Giuliani: "Obama Owns Occupy Wall Street"

    11/04/2011 7:04:53 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 11.04.11 | Nick Kalman
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says responsibility for the Occupy Wall Street movement rests squarely on the shoulders of President Obama. "This is a very dangerous movement, and it's ironic it's happening under a president who promised to unify us," Giuliani said. "Barack Obama owns the Occupy Wall Street movement, it would not have happened but for his class warfare." The Occupy Wall Street protests broke out in cities all over the country shortly after president Obama called for tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans.
  • Perry’s ‘loser pays’ is an economic winner

    09/04/2011 10:59:33 AM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2011 | Patrick Gleason and Jason Russell
    Perry made loser pays the law of the land in Texas by signing H.B. 274 in May. ... loser pays makes the legal system more objective and legitimate. “The procedural protections … go a long way toward ensuring that our judicial system dispenses justice according to the merits of the case rather than the size of the wallet,” ... This is not the first time Mr. Perry has tackled necessary pro-growth tort reform. (...) Perry’s landmark 2003 medical liability reforms, which established a burden of proof for punitive damages similar to criminal law by requiring a unanimous jury verdict and...
  • George W Bush Declines to attend Obama speech at Ground Zero

    05/04/2011 7:44:56 AM PDT · by ScoutLaw · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/04/2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    Obama invited former President George W. Bush and former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani to hear him speak at the former site of the World Trade Center. Bush declined, and Giuliani’s status is unclear, but those are the kinds of guests one would invite for a major political event. Read more:
  • CNN: Giuliani vs. Palin in 2012?

    01/21/2011 3:07:19 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 46 replies
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Friday, January 21, 2011 at 4:30 PM CST | Josh Painter
    Rudy Giuliani says he's actually "more likely" to run for president if Sarah Palin does: In an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," Giuliani, who dropped out of the 2008 Republican presidential primary, said running against Palin for the 2012 GOP nomination would show him as a moderate Republican. "The more Republicans in which I can show a contrast, probably the better chance, the better chance that I have," Giuliani told CNN's Piers Morgan in an interview set to air at 9 pm. ET Monday. [...] He also addressed Palin's use of the word "blood libel" that she used in...
  • Rudy gearing up for DC run

    01/07/2011 12:42:58 PM PST · by NoRedTape · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 7, 2011 | New York Post
    "Confident that he'd have a chance to win, Rudy Giuliani is rounding up his top political advisers for a possible 2012 presidential run, sources tell Page Six. Sources say the tough-talking former mayor "thinks the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, and there's opportunity for a moderate candidate with a background in national security." Giuliani has even scheduled a trip to New Hampshire for next month to meet with constituents in the state that failed him in January 2008, when he placed fourth in the Republican presidential primary. Rudy GiulianiThe...
  • Sarah Palin: A Conservative Loser [But this kittenchow looves Kathleen Parker - see post 184]

    11/24/2009 8:18:49 PM PST · by Pitcairn · 295 replies · 6,540+ views ^ | 25 Nov 09 | Pitcairn
    I have never understood the Sarah Palin attraction. Sorry. I just don’t I am a die-hard conservative, but Sarah Palin does not do it for me. Never did. When she was first announced as John McCain’s running mate, I cringed, but then reluctantly understood. This was a political “Hail Mary” pass for the McCain campaign. Honestly, what could the poor man do from where he stood in the polls and in the modern American environment in which he was nominated? Answer: apparently little, aside from dumbing himself down to the political environment of the times—i.e., try to match the idiocy...
  • ACORN Saga: Founder Wade Rathke Wants YOU To Go on Welfare (interview w/Rathke on Fox now)

    10/02/2009 6:14:47 PM PDT · by khnyny · 36 replies · 2,560+ views ^ | September 29, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) founder Wade Rathke wants to use the Internet to overthrow the capitalist system. He said so in his new book, Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families, in which he serves up some community organizing war stories, and offers his thoughts on the future of organizing. Rathke’s currently on a cross-country book tour. Rathke, a pioneer of the so-called welfare rights movement that aims to get Americans on welfare, devotes an entire chapter of his book to what he calls “The ‘Maximum Eligible Participation’ Solution.” It is a strategy for...
  • Poll: Paterson's popularity continues to slide

    02/25/2009 8:20:02 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies · 594+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 24, 2009
    A new poll released Tuesday shows Gov. David Paterson slumping to the lowest job approval and favorability ratings since he took office almost a year ago. The Siena College Research Institute also looked at potential 2010 election matchups and found the Democrat trailing Republican Rudy Giuliani — 51% to 36% — despite a 2-to-1 enrollment advantage for Democrats in New York. They were in a dead heat a month ago. The poll shows Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo leading Paterson 51 to 38% in another possible contest. Neither Mr. Giuliani nor Mr. Cuomo have said they will challenge Mr. Paterson...
  • Huckabee, Guiliani Play Obama Drug Card

    In an interview with a local Springfield, Missouri TV station, the former Arkansas Governor calls Obama's drug use a relevant issue. "If Joe The Plumber's back taxes are relevant, a guy who's just playing football in his neighborhood, than everything is relevant." Watch video here. Meanwhile: The former New York mayor goes with the same line on Fox News. “God forbid somebody would do some reporting on Barack Obama's use of drugs.” Watch video here.
  • Subversives for Obama [Excellent List and Summary]

    09/27/2008 7:46:43 AM PDT · by GVnana · 64 replies · 1,994+ views
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | 9/26/2008 | Melanie Phillips
    Subversives for Obama Friday, 26th September 2008 There are two American election campaigns currently running. The first, in the mainstream media, accepts Barack Obama at face value, no questions asked, while it viciously turns over Sarah Palin and her family whom it subjects to lies, smears and character assassination. The second, being conducted in the blogosphere and (with one or two notable exceptions such as the Wall Street Journal) not alluded to at all by the mainstream media, is the site of verbal warfare between Camp Obama and bloggers who are practising journalism as it used to be practised –...
  • Giuliani to give keynote at GOP convention

    08/20/2008 11:19:49 AM PDT · by Dukes Travels · 106 replies · 152+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 20, 2008 | Liz Sidoti
    WASHINGTON - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention next month and Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman also will take center stage at the GOP gathering. John McCain's vanquished Republican primary rivals — and a slew of potential McCain running mates — also have speaking roles at the four-day gathering in St. Paul, Minn. President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, first lady Laura Bush, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lieberman, who was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 and is said to be under consideration for the same role with McCain,...
  • Forced Off Duke’s Varsity Golf Team, Giuliani’s Son Files a Lawsuit

    07/26/2008 6:06:51 AM PDT · by Amelia · 29 replies · 177+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 25, 2008 | ALISON LEIGH COWAN
    His dad made it big in politics, but Andrew Giuliani’s dreams veer toward a career as a professional golfer, he explained as he smacked golf balls Thursday on Randalls Island, which is one reason, he said, that he sued Duke University and its head golf coach for pushing him off the varsity team this spring... ...In the lawsuit, he acknowledged that he may have misbehaved in February when he tossed an apple in a teammate’s face, flipped his putter a few feet, threw and broke a club and gunned his engine in a parking lot......An e-mail message to Andrew Giuliani...
  • Baseball Fans Chant for McCain/Giuliani 2008 Ticket

    07/21/2008 12:40:16 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 17 replies · 67+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 20, 2008
    ABC News’ Ed O’Keefe and Jennifer Duck report: One-time GOP rivals John McCain and Rudy Giuliani bonded over hot dogs and twizzlers in front row seats by the New York Yankees dugout Sunday, providing a snapshot of a possible Republican ticket. A reporter disguised as a fan shouted to McCain, "How about Rudy for vice president?" The presumptive Republican nominee, casually dressed in sunglasses, a collared shirt with rolled sleeves and his Navy baseball cap, just smiled and waved. Reporters then swarmed around Giuliani, asking if he would accept the role as vice president. "I'm not thinking about any of...
  • John Sidney and Rudy on the Leno Show

    02/01/2008 1:39:54 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 13 replies · 74+ views
    Leno Show ^ | Feb. 1, 2008
  • Guiliani: Need ID Card "To get online"

    01/28/2008 10:23:02 PM PST · by af_vet_rr · 76 replies · 227+ views
    YouTube/Republican Debate ^ | January 24, 2008 | Rudy Giuliani
    Republican Debate the other night - YouTube Rudy Guiliani: We should develop a tamper proof ID card" "and if you got the tamper proof ID card, then you'd be allowed to work, pay taxes, get online, become a citizen, follow the rules...."
  • Fla. Governor to Endorse McCain

    01/26/2008 4:43:47 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 576 replies · 1,407+ views
    AP ^ | 1/26/08
    Charlie Crist...a man who spent the last year hanging out with Rudy Guiliani...endorses John McCain for President of The United States. Breaking...
  • Surge in Early Balloting Alters Florida Races

    01/26/2008 10:09:17 AM PST · by I still care · 31 replies · 144+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 27,2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — A surge of early voting by Florida Democrats and Republicans has startled officials here and injected additional complexity into the state’s presidential primaries on Tuesday. Democratic candidates are not overtly campaigning here because of the Democratic National Committee’s decision to penalize the state for moving its primary to an earlier date than authorized by the national party, but the number of early votes cast suggests intense interest in the race. The activity appears fueled in part by unofficial efforts by Florida supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Senator Barack Obama of Illinois....
  • John McCain’s Sweet Spot: Will it last?

    01/11/2008 6:45:58 AM PST · by Delacon · 52 replies · 55+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 11, 2008 | Rich Lowry
    Ever since Huckabee won Iowa, everything has lined up perfectly in this process for John McCain. It must be the lucky nickel. There were only four days between Iowa and New Hampshire, not enough time for Romney to recover there and not enough time for conservative talk radio, which is really kicking in now against McCain, to have any real effect. One moment McCain was the war hero whose campaign had imploded and no one thought about, except to say nice things about him during the debates; the next moment he was back on top in New Hampshire. The...
  • Who is Really Winning?

    01/09/2008 12:32:10 AM PST · by One Sided Media · 60 replies · 203+ views
    The ^ | 1-8-08 | Richard E. Berg-Andersson, Research and Commentary
    Election 2008 Electorial Votes Primary, Caucus, and Convention Phase "Alternative" Delegate Votes (no sanctions) Need to Nominate 2,208 (available) 4,348 Obama, Barack 25 Clinton, Hillary Rodham 24 Edwards, John 18 Biden, Joseph R. "Joe", Jr. 0 Dodd, Christopher J. "Chris" 0 Gravel, Mike 0 Kucinich, Dennis J. 0 Richardson, William B. "Bill", III 0 Uncommitted 0 Total 4,415 "Soft" Delegate Votes (FL, MI sanctioned) Need to Nominate 2,025 (available) 3,982 Obama, Barack 25 Clinton, Hillary Rodham 24 Edwards, John 18 Biden, Joseph R. "Joe", Jr. 0 Dodd, Christopher J. "Chris" 0 Gravel, Mike 0 Kucinich, Dennis J. 0 Richardson, William...
  • Rudy’s mob obsession? Fuhgedaboudit

    01/02/2008 3:28:16 AM PST · by ninonitti · 28 replies · 181+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, January 2, 2008 | By Dave Wedge
    Rudy Giuliani has gotten big laughs hamming it up with “Goodfellas” mobster Joe Pesci and impersonating Don Corleone but his ethnic antics have some Italian-Americans up in arms with one activist calling him an “Uncle Tomaso.” Florida author and former Westchester County, N.Y., police commissioner Richard Capozzola compares the former New York City mayor’s goomba goofing to blacks who act like “Uncle Toms,” while another New Jersey Italian-American activist says Giuliani has “sold out” his heritage. “This has got to stop. This is not a joke,” said Dr. E.A. Alfano, spokesman for the New Jersey-based Italian American One Voice Committee....
  • Rasmussen shows Huckabee leading in Florida

    12/14/2007 10:48:58 AM PST · by Sola Veritas · 31 replies · 68+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 14 DEC 07 | Rasmussen
    Mike Huckabee now leads in the Sunshine State Primary with 27% of the vote. He is trailed closely by Romney at 23% and Giuliani at 19%. Fred Thompson is at 9% in the poll, John McCain at 6%, and Ron Paul at 4%. Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter each attract 1% and 8% are undecided. Those figures reflect a stunning change in the race since November when Rasmussen Reports polling found Giuliani on top with 27% followed by Romney at 19% and Thompson at 16%. Since then, Huckabee has gained 18 percentage points and Romney picked up four points. Giuliani...
  • What Would Free Republic Do If Fred Thompson Is Not The Republican Nominee? (Vanity)

    12/09/2007 5:12:49 PM PST · by jveritas · 426 replies · 287+ views
    December 9 2007 | jveritas
    It is very obvious that Fred Thompson is Free Republic most favorite candidate and by far. On the other hand every other top tier Republican candidate, Guiliani, Romney, Huckabee, and McCain are absolutely disdained by most Freepers. Therefore this is the important question: What would Free Republic do if Fred Thompson is not the Republican Party Nominee?
  • Giuliani's abortion stance unacceptable, says Perkins

    11/28/2007 7:18:39 AM PST · by xzins · 22 replies · 171+ views
    One News Now ^ | 28 Nov 07 | Jim Brown
    A prominent evangelical Christian leader is criticizing supporters of Republican presidential frontrunner Rudy Giuliani -- namely conservative radio commentator Sean Hannity and televangelist Pat Robertson – for "using the language of 'strict constructionism' to defend their dubious decision." Such arguments, says Tony Perkins, are "hollow promises." Perkins, president of Family Research Council (FRC), is expressing alarm at what he calls "a chorus of voices" who are trying to portray Rudy Giuliani as acceptable to the pro-life community by claiming he would appoint "strict constructionist" judges to the federal bench. But the former New York City mayor, says Perkins, has been...
  • Romney: Giuliani praised Clinton plan

    11/27/2007 1:04:37 PM PST · by monkeycard · 6 replies · 40+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27,2007 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday said rival Rudy Giuliani "had nothing but praise" when then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a universal health care plan. Romney's campaign cited a 1994 New York Times article quoting the former New York mayor as praising the Clinton plan for "doing some pretty good things." The plan was never enacted. ...
  • Boston Cardinal Accused of Partisan Politics for Blasting Democrats over Abortion

    11/21/2007 5:56:01 PM PST · by topher · 42 replies · 134+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Wednesday November 21, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Boston Cardinal Accused of Partisan Politics for Blasting Democrats over AbortionCardinal also said Catholics voting for pro-abortion politicians "borders on scandal" By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BOSTON, November 21, 2007 ( - Most elected officials in the Massachusetts Democratic Party are ignoring Cardinal Sean O'Malley's recent denunciation of their pro-abortion position. O'Malley, who is the Catholic Archbishop of Boston, said in an interview with the Boston Globe on November 15th that "the Democratic Party, which has been in many parts of the country traditionally the party which Catholics have supported, has been extremely insensitive to the church's position, on the gospel...
  • The Pro-Life Case Against Rudolph Giuliani

    11/21/2007 3:00:09 AM PST · by topher · 15 replies · 83+ views
    Website of PFL Pastoral Associate Father Peter West ^ | November 14, 2007 | Father Peter West
    The Pro-Life Case Against Rudolph Giuliani The Republican Party is on the verge of electing its first pro-abortion President since Gerald Ford, who became the President not by being elected, but who assumed office after the resignation of President Nixon. It is assumed that Rudolph Giuliani is the only candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton. I don’t think this is true. Hillary Clinton is a weak candidate and has shown so recently by a poor performance in a debate and a controversy over planted questions at town hall meetings. She is only helped by the fact that her Democratic opponents...
  • GIULIANI & KERIK: GUILT BY ASSOCIATION? (joined at the hip----a stench in the nostrils)

    11/15/2007 6:42:57 AM PST · by Liz · 30 replies · 143+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 14, 2007 | VOX POPULI
    **** Kerik is a stench in the nostrils of all those in law enforcement Let the trial begin. NAMES REDACTED Nanuet **** Kerik has seriously undermined Giuliani's bid for president.....and made President Bush look foolish for nominating him for the Homeland Security post.......appears a complete career turnaround - from cop to inmate is just around the bend. Farmingdale **** Kerik needs to start talking honestly regarding the widespread corruption in and around New York politics, the courts and the legal system. Manhattan **** Guiliani is stuck with Kerik. Bring him on. Silver Spring, Md.
  • 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...
  • Ranking the 2008 candidates by electability [author's viewpoint]

    11/09/2007 12:40:33 PM PST · by daylilly · 66 replies · 73+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/09/2007 | John Hawkins
    Here's a breakdown on the electability of the top tier GOP candidates in 2008. Keep in mind that a list like this is, by its very nature, is arbitrary and debatable. Moreover, I'm going to assume that Hillary will be the nominee these candidates would run against which is the most likely bet, but certainly not a sure thing. Here's a breakdown on the electability of the top tier GOP candidates in 2008. Keep in mind that a list like this is, by its very nature, is arbitrary and debatable. Moreover, I'm going to assume that Hillary will be the...
  • Pat Robertson backs Giuliani’s presidential nomination

    11/07/2007 8:57:31 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies · 66+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/7/07 | AP
    Pat Robertson, a prominent Christian leader and social conservative, endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday. "It is my pleasure to announce my support for America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a proven leader who is not afraid of what lies ahead and who will cast a hopeful vision for all Americans," Robertson said in a statement issued by the Giuliani campaign. The former New York mayor backs abortion rights and gay rights, positions that put him in conflict with GOP orthodoxy, and has been trying to persuade cultural conservatives to overlook their differences with him on those issues.
  • Brownback talks to Giuliani, Catholics for Brownback “outraged”

    10/27/2007 2:55:43 AM PDT · by gpapa · 23 replies · 115+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | October 26, 2007 | Unattributed
    Washington DC, Oct 26, 2007 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Senator Sam Brownback, the Kansas Republican who sought the Republican presidential nomination on a socially conservative platform, is considering supporting former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's candidacy. He met with the former mayor on Thursday to discuss his position on abortion. “I’m going to meet with him and I’m going to talk to him and hear what he is specifically saying now because he’s changed on a number of the abortion issues,” Brownback said in an interview with The Hill. “He’s changed on partial-birth [abortion] and he … has said...
  • Grim reaper scenario or Rudy, A recipe for disaster!

    10/27/2007 2:25:06 AM PDT · by ebmiller · 43 replies · 108+ views
    October 27, 2007 | Ebmiller
    There are many reasons a conservative should not vote for Rudy in the Republican primary but I want to emphasize one reason that has not been stated enough on most of the websites I frequent. He will depress the conservative vote, which will impact most other Republicans running for office. That means any close race that a Republican might have won because of the conservative vote, will go down to defeat because enough conservatives stayed home and did not vote. It is a fact that many voters will not come out to the polls if they feel that there is...
  • When Skid Row Goes Citywide

    10/23/2007 11:24:53 AM PDT · by I still care · 13 replies · 20+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 23, 2007 | Julia Vitullo-Martin
    L.A. FALTERS WHERE N.Y.C. GOT SMART Next bed, Rodeo Drive? L.A. just agreed to let vagrants sleep anywhere in the city.October 23, 2007 -- FOR years now, on any given evening, downtown Los Angeles has looked like a photo shoot from the Great Depression, with more than 5,000 homeless camped on sidewalks and streets. Some tents are tidy, well kept and seemingly well provisioned; others are filthy and decrepit. And some people are just sleeping on benches or concrete. All are living without bathrooms - or any running water except from hydrants. This is a huge, dramatic version of the...

    10/19/2007 3:39:43 PM PDT · by Baladas · 18 replies · 62+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 19, 2007 | Mark Murray
    WASHINGTON, DC -- After his Values Voters speech here, in which he called for all Americans to defend life at every stage, Brownback refused to confirm the news that he is dropping out of the presidential race this afternoon. “I’m headed back to Kansas and I’ll be making an announcement there,” he said. The Kansas senator did acknowledge, however, that he is convinced the Republican Party will nominate a “pro-life candidate,” and he feels that Giuliani does not fit the bill. “Governor Romney’s certainly taken a pro-life position now,” Brownback said to reporters after his speech. “We’ll see if that’s...
  • CLC 07: The talented -- and troubling -- Dr. Keyes [author's title]

    10/15/2007 9:47:45 AM PDT · by daylilly · 5 replies · 45+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | October 13, 2007 | Edward Morrissey
    CLC 07: The Talented -- And Troubling -- Dr. Keyes As I mentioned in my previous post, the dinner for the CLC tonight featured a speech by recent presidential aspirant Dr. Alan Keyes. Keyes has operated on the fringes of the Republican Party for years, although he took on Barack Obama in 2004 as the party's nominee in an ill-considered and mostly embarrassing carpetbagging run for the Senate in Illinois. Just a few weeks ago he declared his candidacy for the GOP nomination, but has garnered little interest, and was not invited to the Dearborn presidential debate this week. I...
  • An Indefensible Line - A dispute among friends over first principles.

    10/11/2007 6:57:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 259+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 11, 2007 | Douglas W. Kmiec
    October 11, 2007, 3:19 p.m. An Indefensible LineA dispute among friends over first principles. By Douglas W. Kmiec My friend, Steve Calabresi, is a prolific scholar and one of the nicest people you ever could meet.  Confronted with Mayor Guiliani's lapse in principle and reasoning, represented by his advocacy against the statutory line-item veto, Professor Calabresi did his best to defend the indefensible. This was far more admirable than some other notables in the Guiliani camp who decided to skip the merits and go right to the basement of ad hominem argument. (viz., anyone siding with Justice Scalia's thoughtful...
  • New Study Shows Abortion is 'Best Predictor of Breast Cancer'

    10/03/2007 4:09:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 99 replies · 2,179+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/3/07 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2007 ( - The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published a study yesterday entitled, "The Breast Cancer Epidemic." It showed that, among seven risk factors, abortion is the "best predictor of breast cancer," and fertility is also a useful predictor.  The study by Patrick Carroll of PAPRI in London showed that countries with higher abortion rates, such as England & Wales, could expect a substantial increase in breast cancer incidence. Where abortion rates are low (i.e., Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic) a smaller increase is expected. Where a decline in abortion has taken place,...
  • Paul Campaign Raises Over $5,000,000 In Third Quarter

    10/03/2007 11:52:16 AM PDT · by imd102 · 56 replies · 782+ views
    Paul Campaign Raises Over $5,000,000 In Third Quarter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - The Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign raised $5,080,000 during the third quarter of 2007. That is an impressive 114 percent increase from the second quarter. Cash on hand for the Paul campaign is $5,300,000. "Dr. Paul's message is freedom, peace and prosperity," said Paul campaign chairman Kent Snyder. "As these fundraising numbers show, more Americans each day are embracing Dr. Paul's message." Ron Paul's 114 percent increase is in stark contrast to the decrease suffered by Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain. Romney's fundraising was...
  • Fred will be the life of the party

    10/03/2007 8:22:36 AM PDT · by daylilly · 10 replies · 475+ views ^ | October 3, 2007 | Carl Campanile
    The state Conservative Party has invited Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson to be the featured speaker at its fall bash - a snub to local GOP favorite Rudy Giuliani. Conservative Mike Long said Giuliani is not his party's favorite son. "Is Thompson looked at by conservatives as someone they're comfortable with? That's a fair estimation," Long said of the ex-Tennessee senator and actor. "Thompson has a lion's share of support at the moment among New York Conservatives," Long said. "We're very honored and pleased he will speak."
  • Fred Thompson wins state Republican straw poll

    09/28/2007 12:41:21 PM PDT · by daylilly · 31 replies · 101+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 9/28/2007 | cbaus
    The Hannah Report is covering news that the Ohio Republican Party released the results of its recent straw poll for the 2008 presidential primary showing the pro-gun former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson leading the anti-gun former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In the poll, Thompson received 33 percent, Giuliani received 24 percent, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney received 17 percent, U.S. Sen. John McCain received 11 percent, former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee seven percent, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback four percent, followed by Duncan Hunter with two percent, Ron Paul one percent, and Tom Tancredo one percent. Nearly 2,300 Republicans...