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  • Presidential Candidate Bachmann On Jobs and Unemployment:(VIDEO)

    07/09/2011 11:58:49 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 11 replies
    VIDEO:WATCH THE INTERVIEW:Presidential Candidate Bachmann On Jobs and Unemployment
  • Video: Hannity Interviews Stephen Bannon!!!! JUNE 10, 2011 - MUST WATCH!!!

    06/10/2011 9:00:34 PM PDT · by onyx · 47 replies
    Barbaric Thoughts ^ | June 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Posted by Uffda
  • Interview Tips: The Right Way To Answer "Tell Me About Yourself"

    06/10/2011 11:37:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/10/2011 | Patricia Laya
    There are a couple questions that everyone dreads in an interview. "What is your greatest weakness?" "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "Tell me about yourself." It's the default question (and the first) in most interviews, and to many candidates, it can feel like a trap. So we spoke with executive headhunters and career coaches about how best to answer this question. "They want to gauge how the person thinks," says Eileen Finn, president of executive search firm Eileen Finn & Associates in New York. Even though there is no one right answer, focusing on the past,...
  • 7 Things Not to Say During a Job Interview

    05/22/2011 1:48:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 127 replies
    FOX Business ^ | March 18, 2011 | Kathryn Elizabeth Tuggle
    When interviewing for a job, we all want to put our best foot forward, but sometimes we end up putting it in our mouths instead. Even though you may feel comfortable chatting and making small talk with your interviewer, it’s best to leave some things unsaid. We checked in with experts to find seven things you should never say during an interview. 1.) Don't Compliment the Interviewer's Appearance in Any Way. Don’t say: “I love your skirt!”. 2.) Don’t Cry. Don’t say: “It was the hardest thing I ever went through, and I still break down just thinking about it.”...
  • Interview with Michael Prell, Author of Underdogma

    05/09/2011 4:44:11 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/9/11 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Today Pundit Press is proud to present interview number 35 in our ongoing interview series. Today we're happy to interview Michael Prell, the author of Underdogma. Mr. Prell has written what has been called "the first great Tea Party book." Pundit Press is going to run a review of the new book within the next several weeks. We want to thanks Mr. Prell again for his time and wish him continued success. Please consider purchasing the book! 1. When and why did you decide to write Underdogma? When I see things that don’t appear to make sense, it bothers me....
  • Oprah Considered Canceling Interview Show With Obamas After Osama Bin Laden Death

    05/03/2011 3:38:27 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 05/03/2011 | Staff
    Oprah Winfrey taped her first joint interview since 2006 with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama last week. A major coup -- until President Obama announced Sunday that U.S. Navy Seals had killed Osama Bin Laden. "Trying to decide what to do about tomorrow's show with prez that was taped last week. Show will feel dated because we taped last week. Not even a hint of Osama's demise," Winfrey Tweeted Sunday night. In the end, the show aired uncut without Winfrey explaining the turn of events since it was taped last Wednesday. The phrase "previously recorded" flashed across the screen...
  • Let Obama Finish His Sentence...Unless You Have Tissue Handy

    04/19/2011 6:24:49 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-19-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Is he a message control freak? See here and decide for yourself. Even Mediaite concedes Obama’s interview style is often so disciplined — and prone to filibuster on even the most basic questions... To be fair, it's hard to really tell how exactly things went down, because the video is heavily edited. Also, Presidents do have to have a firm grip on what they're trying to say. However, to the chagrin of the liberals who support him, Obama ain't God either. What he says can and should be challenged not matter how much of a local yokel the reporter...
  • Obama Annoyedly Tells Reporter: "Let me finish my answers the next time"

    04/19/2011 11:48:34 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 71 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/19/11 | Aurelius
    President Barack Obama got into an annoyed confrontation with Texas's WFAA TV reporter Brad Watson after being asked serious questions for the length of an interview. At the end of the sit down, which included Mr. Watson interrupting Mr. Obama several times, the President took Mr. Watson to the side and said, "Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?" WFAA, also known as News 8, is a television station out of Texas, a state that Mr. Obama lost in 2008. According to CNN, Watson was self-absorbed and more interested in himself. According to...
  • Meredith Vieira Under Fire After Donald Trump 'Steamrolled' Her During Interview

    04/07/2011 12:13:26 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 100 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 04/07/2011 | THR staff
    THR staff She is criticized for not questioning a number of unsubstantiated claims he made about President Barack's U.S. citizenship. read more...posted using frpa
  • Ronald Reagan's first radio interview as candidate for CA governor

    02/27/2011 8:06:47 PM PST · by ObamacareFail · 2 replies
    As candidate for CA governor, Ronald Reagan visited the Bob Grant show and took calls from listeners. It's amazing, how even then he could have easily beaten Obama and would make the current Republican candidates look very childish. Click Here to hear the entire interview.
  • Interview with Jack Coleman of NewsBusters

    02/24/2011 12:30:24 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 1 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/24/11 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Today Pundit Press is proud to present interview number 28 in our ongoing series. Today we're interviewing Jack Coleman, who is a contributor for the site NewsBusters. Mr. Coleman is a veteran of the Air National Guard and has been blogging since 2004. He has covered some impressive stories-- including recently liberal host Mike Malloy (who may be insane) threatening Andrew Breitbart. We thank Mr. Coleman for taking part in our interview. 1. When and why did you start writing for NewsBusters? I began blogging for NewsBusters in October 2008, little more than a year after a friend asked if...
  • Complete Video of Sarah Palin at LIA Event (Long Island Association)

    02/19/2011 10:04:00 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 22 replies
    New 12 Long Island ^ | 2/18/11 | Sarah Palin
    At the link, there's access to 2 videos, each a little over a 1/2 hour. These are the first videos I've seen covering the whole event, rather than just 2 to 4 minute clips.
  • 'All Those Stupid Things Richard [Dreyfuss] Says'

    02/18/2011 4:18:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 18, 2011 | Jason Mattera
    You may have missed it, but this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) didn’t just play host to a myriad of presidential candidates, but to famed actor Richard Dreyfuss too. Dreyfuss didn’t have a speaking slot at the premier conservative gathering, but rather was milling around the conference with his friend Roger Simon of PJTV. Is the star of Jaws, Close Encounters, and W even a conservative? No, not in the least. In an impromptu interview with HUMAN EVENTS at CPAC, Dreyfuss strangely described his political leanings as “libo-conservo-rado-middle-of-the-road-o.” When asked how he felt being around so many right-of-center individuals,...
  • Interview with ForAmerica

    02/14/2011 10:10:31 AM PST · by therightliveswithus
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/14/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Pundit Press is proud to present interview number 23 in our ongoing series. Today we're interviewing Megan from the group ForAmerica. ForAmerica is chaired by Brent Bozell and stands for: ForAmerica is a non-profit 501(c)4 organized to educate Americans about traditional and contemporary American values, to relentlessly fight the growth of government, to oppose any substitute to freedom and self-government, to promote individual liberty and excellence, to promote economic opportunity, and to move America toward her founding principles. We thank ForAmerica for taking part in our interview. 1. When and why was ForAmerica formed? ForAmerica was formed in mid-September of...
  • Interview with High Plains Pundit

    02/12/2011 11:17:59 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 1+ views
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/12/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Pundit Press is proud to present interview number 21 in our ongoing series. Today we're interviewing Dan from High Plains Pundit. HPP is one of our favorite sites and we thank Dan for taking the time to answer our questions. Be sure to check out his site and bookmark! 1. When and why did you decide to start High Plains Pundit? We launched High Plains Pundit in the summer of 2008. I have been involved in the news business for several years and decided it was time to step out on my own.
  • This Just In: Barack Obama Is A Blithering Idiot

    02/08/2011 11:12:47 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 27 replies · 1+ views ^ | 02/09/11 | Alan Levy
    If I were Bill Daley, the new White House chief of staff, my first act would be to surgically attach a teleprompter to Chairman Obama. It's pretty obvious that our Dear Leader is helpless without one, since he's almost as gaffe-prone as Joe Bite Me. Every time Obama goes off 'prompter, another FUBAR moment occurs. (Like getting outed as a socialist by a plumber, calling cops stupid, calling Republicans hostage takers, just to name a few public relations disasters.) I'd call the Failed Messiah an empty suit, but that would be unfair to empty suits the world over. (They might...
  • Heath care, Egypt, dominate pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama

    02/06/2011 7:28:39 PM PST · by FredJake · 15 replies ^ | 2/6/2011 | Joe Newby
    Fox News host Bill O’Reilly sat down for an interview with President Barack Obama in the White House before the start of the Super Bowl Sunday afternoon. The turmoil in Egypt and the recent decision against his signature health care law dominated the 14 minute interview. O’Reilly thanked the President for his role in protecting Fox News journalists who were attacked and beaten in Egypt. In calling for an "orderly transition" of power in Egypt, Obama said Egypt could not go "back to what it was". While telling O'Reilly that the U.S. cannot dictate what Egypt must do, the President...
  • Sloth nation: America has taken laziness to new lows

    01/30/2011 6:21:25 AM PST · by lowbridge · 125 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 29, 2011 | Leslie Gornstein
    “I’m ready to offer my services for ur project. Contact me at ur earliest convenience 2 arrange for interview. Thanks in advance for ur consideration.” That’s a real cover letter from a real person claiming to be a real professional, who thinks she can get a real job. The letter was fielded by publicist and trend-spotter Richard Laermer, who gets so many of these he collects them and, when asked, forwards them to reporters for fun. The letter “just made me shake my head till it nearly fell off.” But it isn’t rare. In fact, Laermer says, it’s typical. “Lazy...
  • Interview with Dan Baltes, Executive Director of AAIA (Group Leading Dupnik Recall)

    01/22/2011 8:12:46 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 1 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/22/11 | Aurelius
    When was AAIA founded and why? What is AAIA's goal? AAIA was founded in May, 2010 as a section 527 political organization. Our goal has been the platform for the American people to be heard. Many politicians claim to speak for the American people but the true voice of Americans is not being echoed or represented in Washington DC. You are the Executive Director of AAIA. Do you believe that illegal immigration is the most important political issue of today? I believe that many of the problems we currently have in the United States are rooted in illegal immigration: healthcare...
  • Obama to do pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox's O'Reilly

    01/07/2011 9:47:59 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 42 replies ^ | January 7, 2011, 9:28 am | Michael O'Brien
    President Obama will sit down with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly in an interview set to air on Super Bowl Sunday. A Fox News spokeswoman confirmed reports that the president would sit down with the conservative pundit for a pre-game interview before the Super Bowl on the Fox broadcast network. The sit-down will be a moment of outreach between Obama and the network, which his administration has clashed with during the past two years over the network's coverage of the White House. It's also the second straight year Obama will use one of the most watched television events of the...

    09/13/2010 7:26:30 PM PDT · by U of IL Conservative · 12 replies
    Midwest Regional College Republicans ^ | September 3, 2010 | Scott Schneider
    Like any other conservative running in 2010, Christine O'Donnell hopes that a November 2 victory signals the end of a damaging era in American Politics. For Christine; however, there is an added weight to the occasion. . .she would be the winner of an open race that could throw the Democrat's plans for a lame-duck counteroffensive into a tailspin. Christine is running for Vice President Joe Biden's open Senate seat in Delaware. Because Biden has vacated his term, her reign as Republican Senator would begin immediately on November 3 and the Senate make-up now at 59 Democrats, generally filibuster proof,...
  • Can You Answer This Tricky Interview Question Posed To An Analyst Applicant At Goldman Sachs?

    12/31/2010 10:33:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/31/2010 | Courtney Comstock
    Goldman Sachs has a notoriously difficult interview process. According to, interviewers are subjected to a number of tests including, a Phone Interview, a Group/Panel Interview, a Presentation, an IQ/Intelligence Test, a Skills Test, a Personality Test, a Drug Test and a Background Check. Think you can handle it? See how well you answer this one, posed to an applicant in the first-year analyst program, the lowest level at Goldman Sachs. "If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?"
  • Interview with Nazi SS officer who signed off on the "Final Solution" (video)

    12/14/2010 10:07:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | December 13, 2010 | The Political Commentator
    Check out the interview with Dr. Bernard Frank, the SS officer who signed the paper that started the Nazi "Final Solution" against the Jews. Dr. Bernard Frank is the oldest living Nazi SS officer, a man who has gone unprosecuted for his crimes. During WWII, he signed the paper from Himmler that marked the beginning of the Nazi "Final Solution" against the Jews. In what appears as cold, clinical and with no show of remorse (in fact quite the contrary), Frank is led through his career by Mark Gould in an interview that spanned hundreds of hours. Gould, who portrays...
  • Did Bernanke Save Us From A Depression?

    12/06/2010 5:17:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 6, 2010 | Left wing dimwit EUGENE ROBINSON
    Ben Bernanke may or may not succeed in saving the economy, but at least he has the courage to try — and the honesty to tell the truth. The same cannot be said of our elected officials. Congress is buried under a crushing surplus of cynicism, while the White House seems paralyzed by a deficit of courage. An expert on the Great Depression, Bernanke is determined not to be the Federal Reserve chairman who allows the nation to plummet into Great Depression II. Since our political leaders can't be bothered to do what urgently needs to be done — stimulate...
  • Bernanke Won’t Rule Out More Bond Buys

    12/04/2010 11:16:56 AM PST · by FromLori · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/3/ | Luca Di Leo
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told CBS in an interview to be aired Sunday that he’s not ruling out purchasing more bonds to aid the U.S. economy, the network said in a release Friday. In an interview taped Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, Bernanke defended the central bank’s program to buy $600 billion in U.S. Treasury notes, which was attacked by senior politicians in the U.S. and abroad. Top Republicans charge the bond purchases, due to end in June, could bring high inflation and may weaken the U.S. dollar excessively.
  • Bernanke on 60 Minutes: Doesn't rule out QE3 (to stimulate the economy, interest rates low)

    12/05/2010 9:20:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 12/05/2010 | Annalyn Censky and Colin Barr
    <p>Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this Sunday will make his second appearance on 60 Minutes, defending the central bank's controversial $600 billion bond buying program.</p> <p>And he doesn't rule out the possibility that more could be on the way.</p> <p>"He explains why the Fed announced its intention to buy $600 billion in Treasury securities, defending against charges the move will lead to inflation and not ruling out the purchase of more," CBS said Friday.</p>
  • Breaking: Bernanke Will Discuss QE2 on 60 Minutes

    12/02/2010 5:56:39 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 13 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 12/02/2010 | Economic Policy Journal
    He's desperate....,.BUT he is still printing. His appearance on 60 Minutes will make "duck and cover" Cold War propaganda look like the thing that saved the planet. UPDATE: CBS Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 THE CHAIRMAN - The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke gives a rare interview to Scott Pelley in which he discusses pressing economic issues, including the unemployment rate, the deficit and the Fed's controversial $600 billion U.S. Treasury Bill purchase. Henry Schuster is the producer.
  • Fed Chairman Bernanke on 60 Minutes

    12/05/2010 6:50:22 PM PST · by Praxeologue · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | December 5, 2010 | CBS interview
    Q: The major banks are racking up profits in the billions. Wall Street bonuses are climbing back up to where they were. And yet, lending to small businesses actually declined in the third quarter. Why is that? A: A lot of small businesses are not seeking credit, because, you know, because their business is not doing well, because the economy is slow. Others are not qualifying for credit, maybe because the value of their property has gone down. But some also can’t meet the terms and conditions that banks are setting. Q: Is this a case of banks that were...
  • My nightmare interview with Google (an anecdote for those who will be graduating from college)

    11/20/2010 1:23:01 PM PST · by WebFocus · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2010 | Alyson Shontell
    Google came to Syracuse’s campus to recruit new graduates when I was a senior. I attended the information session and learned which jobs I could qualify for. I created a fancy cover letter and resume, crossed my fingers and e-mailed them my documents. One week later I had an email in my inbox from Google. Google wanted to interview me! Forbes’ #1 company to work for was interested in speaking with me about an Associate Product Marketing Manager position in Mountain View, California. I called everyone I could think of, ecstatic and day-dreaming that my job hunt might end quickly...
  • Bush Two Years Later on CNN on now and 1 a.m. EST

    11/14/2010 8:50:19 PM PST · by skr · 3 replies
    TV ^ | 11/14/2010 | CNN
    Bush Two Years Later and an interview with Jeb Bush, I think. Nothing to excerpt.
  • Cable Exclusive: George W. Bush Reflects on Years as Commander in Chief

    11/10/2010 7:07:10 AM PST · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2010. | Hannity
    Fox News host Sean Hannity sat down with former President Bush at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, for an hour-long interview and this is the transcript and video at the Fox News link. George Bush Interview.
  • Paladino Walks Out On Interview After Questions About Gillibrand Comments (Video)

    11/02/2010 7:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    MEDIA ITE ^ | November 1, 2010
    New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino (R) walked out on a local television interview in Plattsburgh, New York on Friday evening after the anchor asked him whether his comments about Sen. Kirsten Gillbrand (D) were sexist. Paladino had called New York’s junior Senator “[Schumer's] little girl” on Thursday, in reference to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D). When asked if he regretted the comments or thought they were sexist, Paladino said, “No, I don’t. I was referring to the fact that Miss Gillbrand seems to vote exactly as Mr. Schumer directs her to. She doesn’t show any mind of her own in...
  • Barack Obama's dumb 'Daily Show' Jon Stewart appearance and the President's diminishing brand

    10/27/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 30 replies
    President Barack Obama should make the most of his "Daily Show" appearance on Wednesday night - charming the pants off Jon Stewart and the crowd, as he did when he showed up there two years ago. It's a terrific show, Stewart is a great interviewer and Obama makes good television. Then, the President should cancel all future trivial media appearances. While they may have kept him personally popular, in broad terms they've degraded the Obama brand. Obama's handlers were supposed to be smarter than this. They were supposed to use his celebrity strategically to advance his agenda. Instead, they've been...
  • Janet Contreras Tea Party Candidate in AZ-04

    10/21/2010 12:19:12 AM PDT · by excopconservative · 1 replies
    Tammy Bruce Show ^ | 10-19-2010 | Tammy Bruce
    Interview with Republican candidate and Mama Grizzly, Janet Contreras from Tammy Bruce Show.
  • Rahm Emanuel’s Sun-Times Interview Is Predictably Hostile

    10/16/2010 8:52:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/16/10 | Frances Martel
    Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s campaign for mayor of Chicago is going… well, mostly as expected. The feisty former Congressman has been conducting “listening tours” of the city where he’s been caught using hand sanitizer (!) after talking to constituents and driving reporters to paroxysms of violent rage. Now he brings the fun to the Chicago Sun-Times, who describe him as “characteristically combative” and “downright annoyed” at some of their questions. The interview is the first extended one he has given since the announcement he is running for mayor, sitting with reporter Fran Spielman and answering some...
  • Laura Ingraham Interviews Michael Savage - Trickle Up Poverty - (October 6, 2010)

    10/10/2010 8:57:13 AM PDT · by this is my country · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 6, 2010 | MichaelSavage4Prez
    --- October 6, 2010 Interview -- Trickle Up Poverty on Sale Everywhere Now! ---
  • The John Gambling Show 10/01/10 - Carl Paladino, Republican Candidate for Govern

    10/01/2010 8:41:30 PM PDT · by this is my country · 5 replies
    WOR ^ | 10/01/10 | The John Gambling Show
    Carl Paladino talks about his confrontation with New York Post reporter, Fred Dicker.
  • Interview with Brittany Pounders, Co-Founder of the Conservative Site "Liberty Juice"

    09/29/2010 2:44:04 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 38 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/29/10 | Aurelius
    When was Liberty Juice founded and why?Liberty Juice was birthed “mentally” in the first couple months of 2010. My Co-Founder, Chris Bounds, and I, are both passionate about our love for country and conservative politics. We were specifically convicted about returning back to our Constitution and the very principles which were responsible for making us the greatest nation in the world in such a short time. After several months of planning and hard work we launched Liberty Juice with great support all over the country in April 2010. While we had high hopes that it would be well received and...
  • Interview with Canada's Biggest Conservative Blog, Small Dead Animals

    09/25/2010 8:14:35 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus
    Pundit Press ^ | Thomas Ferdousi
    1. When and why did you start Small Dead Animals? came into being in February of 2004. As it says on my main page, I'm the type that tends to "yell at the radio". Now, with the blog, the "radio" can hear me. 2. Has President Obama been better or worse than you expected or feared?I expected very little of him. His lack of career involvement in the private sector - much less personal achievement - spoke for itself. What has surprised me was the reluctance of rank and file Democrats to speak up and curb the worst excesses. 3....
  • Interview with Conservative Site "This Ain't Hell"

    09/24/2010 2:17:35 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 1 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/24/10 | Aurelius
    When and why did you start This Ain't Hell?I started TAH four years ago yesterday because I got tired of being banned for my passionate opinions. The last banning was from Right Nation. I don't remember why, but I'm sure it was for being obstinate. I flailed around for a year and a half looking for my niche. I tried to avoid being a milblog because I didn't think I deserved the label...then I had it thrust upon me in 2008 because of my work against phony soldiers and the organizations that use veterans for their own political gains. Like...
  • The lawyers wife.

    09/02/2010 6:46:02 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 5 replies · 1+ views
    FNC on air interview | Thursday, Sept 2nd, 2010, | DGHoodini
    First some background: An Iranian woman was convicted of adultery, and was sentenced to death by stoning. Her lawyr, in his commission of her defense and attempts to get het sentence to stoning reduced to a lesser punishment, angered the evil hardliners. The lawyer found out that the evil hardliners were going to arrest him and throw him in some horrible secret prison....He fled from Iran. *(Went to a N. European country) When the evil Hardliner Secret Police could not find him, they threw his wife and baby into the notorious Evin Prison, where she was subjected to who knows...
  • Ron Paul: Ground Zero Mosque Foes Beat Hateful Drum

    08/31/2010 5:10:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 31, 2010 | John Rossomando
    Ground zero mosque opponents are pounding a “drumbeat of hatred” and ignoring the conservative principles of private property and religious freedom, Texas Rep. Ron Paul says. In an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview, the 2008 GOP presidential hopeful alleged that conservative opponents of the mosque and cultural center two blocks from the World Trade Center site in New York City are blaming all Muslims for the Sept. 11 attacks instead of focusing their ire on al-Qaida, the actual perpetrator. Paul’s stance has placed him at odds with many Republicans, including his son, Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul, who voiced his opposition...
  • SPIEGEL Interview with Iran's Foreign Minister 'The West Lacks Political Maturity'

    08/30/2010 1:06:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 8/30/10
    In a SPIEGEL interview, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, 57, discusses the stoning of adulterers, the consequences of Western sanctions against Iran and the risk of a military strike against his country.SPIEGEL: Mr. Foreign Minister, you are the senior diplomat of the Islamic Republic of Iran. You represent a nation that prides itself on a cultural history stretching back more than 2,500 years. Don't you find it shameful that people are stoned to death in your country? Manouchehr Mottaki: You come from a country that murdered millions of people during a tyrannical war, and you want to talk to me...
  • Steve Forbes on Overseas Wars, the Coming Gold Standard and the Rise of 'Citizen Agitation'

    08/29/2010 4:35:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    Daily Bell ^ | 8-29-10 | Ron Holland
    Daily Bell: What is your overwhelming political concern these days? Is it financial? Economic? Sociopolitical? What are you most worried about for America? Steve Forbes: Right now my biggest concern is misbegotten ideology and economic thinking from Washington. What we are experiencing now is what you might call a form of soft-core socialism or quasi-Third World socialism where the government doesn't take over industries but, in effect, dominates industries so that you can't do anything without the permission of the federal government. You see it in health care, in finance and in the new so-called financial reform bill. I think...
  • SPIEGEL Interview with Iraq's Ayad Allawi 'Every Corner in the Region Is Frightened

    08/29/2010 11:35:57 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 8/29/10
    In a SPIEGEL interview, Ayad Allawi, Iraq's former and possibly future prime minister, discusses the withdrawal of US troops, the power struggle in Baghdad and the "very high possibility" of a new war in the Middle East. Three bodyguards are sitting in front of his hotel suite in Kuwait, their guns bulging from beneath their suits. It's Ramadan and the men are fasting. But Ayad Allawi isn't, and he asks for an espresso. Allawi doesn't even create the impression that he lives according to religious rites. And that's also one reason why, nearly six months after the Iraqi election, he...
  • My interview with Obama on his Christianity and the 'Muslim issue'

    08/22/2010 7:38:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/22/10 | Dan Gilgoff
    Long before last week's revelation that a large and growing chunk of Americans believe that the President is Muslim - and that only about one in three Americans correctly identify him as Christian - Barack Obama was battling misperceptions about his religion. (snip) With Thursday's Pew poll showing that nearly one in five Americans think Obama is Muslim, our conversation from 2008 - conducted by phone while the future president sat aboard his grounded campaign plane - has become relevant again. Here's what Obama told me in 2008 when I mentioned the false rumors that he was Muslim:
  • Summer Citizen Reporter Contest (cash prizes for an interview with your congressperson or senator)

    08/09/2010 10:25:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    The GovTrack Blog ^ | July 6, 2010 | Josh Tauberer
    Although I’m a programmer, I also consider myself a journalist. GovTrack reports on what is happening in Congress day by day — even if the reporting is just a nice presentation of a lot of raw, unedited facts about legislation. But I often lament the lack of a human touch, which is why in January I started GovTrack Insider, now on a bit of a hiatus. I need your help. The nation needs your help. We all need to be reporters. So here it is: The Summer Citizen Reporter Contest......more
  • NBC’s Matt Lauer Lands First One-On-One Interview With George W. Bush

    08/02/2010 9:50:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 109 replies · 7+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 8-2-10 | Steve Krakauer
    With his new book, Decision Points set for release the next day, former Pres. George W. Bush will sit down with NBC’s Today show anchor Matt Lauer in a one-hour prime time special. It will be the first one-on-one interview Pres. Bush has agreed to since he left office. From the Today show site: Since leaving office, President George W. Bush has never granted a one-on-one television interview about his presidency. But he’ll sit down with TODAY’s Matt Lauer in a special “Matt Lauer Reports” airing in prime time on Monday, Nov. 8. President Bush will also join Matt live...
  • Interview: Farah Pahlavi Recalls 30 Years In Exile

    07/29/2010 7:54:39 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 2+ views
    RFE/RL ^ | July 27, 2010
    July 27 is the 30th anniversary of the death of Iran's last imperial ruler, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The shah left Iran in December 1978 after 37 years in power. After living in Morocco, the United States, Mexico, and Panama, he went to Egypt where he died in a Cairo hospital on July 27, 1981. His body was laid to rest in the Al-Refai Mosque in Cairo. His wife, Farah Pahlavi, spoke to Radio Farda's Jean Khakzad about the incidents of those times. RFE/RL: I would like to ask you whether it's true that the shah was unaware of the illness...
  • Mystery SC Candidate's Bizarre Keith Olbermann Interview (Bush's fault/plant?)

    Mystery SC Candidate's Bizarre Keith Olbermann Interview What the hell? At this point, it's the only reaction we can have to Alvin Greene, the unemployed veteran who beat out a much more-qualified opponent in the South Carolina Democratic Senate primary. Watch his halting Countdown interview for yourself. It wasn't much different than other interviews he's given on television and in print. These are all marked by a frustrating vagueness about every aspect of his almost non-existent campaign. Tonight he told Olbermann his campaigning consisted of door-to-door canvassing and a couple of "informal meetings." When Olbermann asked how, given his lack...