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  • Undermining McCain Campaign Attack, Republicans Back Obama‘s Version of Meeting

    09/20/2008 2:29:14 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 65 replies · 378+ views
    ABC news ^ | 8/19/2008 | Jake Tapper and Kirit Radia
    Earlier this week, the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., seized upon a column in the New York Post that described Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., as having urged Iraqi leaders in a private meeting to delay coming to an agreement with the Bush administration on the status of U.S. troops. "Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a drawdown of the American military presence," Post columnist Amir Taheri wrote, quoting Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, who told the Post that Obama, during his meeting with Iraqi leaders in July, "asked why we were...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Iraqi Kurdish president meets US senator in Iraq

    02/22/2015 4:10:49 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Anadolu Agency ^ | 22 February 2015 | N/A
    US senator said that United States would continue to help Peshmerga forces in providing air support, training and with provision of arms ERBIL, Iraq The Kurdistan Regional Government’s president, Masoud Barzani, met with U.S. Senator Jack Reed, who is ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Saturday, an official statement said. According to the official statement, Barzani and the U.S. senator discussed the progress of the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and U.S.- led coalition support for Peshmerga forces. During the visit, Barzani expressed his gratefulness to the U.S. senator and the American...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 143 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows September 14th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Senators Up for Re-Election in 2014

    11/07/2013 4:03:00 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies ^ | ? | W.R. Hammons
    Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) Alaska Senator Mark Begich (D) Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran (R) Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) Massachusetts Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D) Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi (R) Minnesota Senator Al Franken (DFL) South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R) Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns (R) South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson (D) Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D) Kentucky...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...
  • Terrorist Watch List Gun ban

    09/11/2009 7:23:02 AM PDT · by Sensei Ern · 38 replies · 4,003+ views
    ( | 09/11/2009 | Alan Gottlieb
    'CZAR' Sunstein Shoots Himself In The Foot Gun Hater Lautenberg Proposes "Extraordinary Powers" Be Given To the U.S. Attorney General To Limit Gun Sales. Obama and the White House are looking the other way as Lautenberg seeks to ban guns from 1,000,000 US citizens on a secret FBI terrorist watch list. Obama has deliberately and repeatedly lied to America's 90 million gun owners across the country when he insisted that he would not try to take away anyone's firearms. Now Obama's silence endorses Lautenberg's latest attempt at banning guns. Lautenberg has now introduced bill S. 1317 that would give the...
  • Pressured to Take More Risk, Fannie Hit a Tipping Point (Senator Reed Pressured Fannie/Freddie)

    10/05/2008 4:25:46 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 534+ views ^ | Oct 5th, 2008 |
    “When homes are doubling in price in every six years and incomes are increasing by a mere one percent per year, Fannie’s mission is of paramount importance,” Senator Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, lectured Mr. Mudd at a Congressional hearing in 2006. “In fact, Fannie and Freddie can do more, a lot more.”
  • Harkin Leads 54% to 40% in Iowa Senate Race

    09/29/2008 6:42:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies · 1,392+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 29, 2008
    Iowa Senator Tom Harkin’s lead over Republican challenger Jack Reed has dropped 10 points this month, but he is still poised to handily win his bid for re-election in November. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Hawkeye State finds Harkin ahead 54% to 40%. This is the incumbent’s smallest lead since tracking of the race began in June. Last month, Harkin led 58% to 34%. He is currently seeking his fifth term in the Senate. In his last re-election bid, Harkin beat his Republican opponent, Greg Ganske, 54% to 44%. Reed is a Navy veteran and businessman.
  • Kristol: A Vice Presidential Clue

    08/21/2008 11:09:29 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 53 replies · 194+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/21/08 | moose2004
    Here’s what Barack Obama told Time’s Karen Tumulty and David Von Drehle earlier this week, when asked what we would learn about him from his vice presidential pick:
  • Barack Obama addresses troops in Afghanistan

    07/19/2008 12:16:22 PM PDT · by enewsreference · 81 replies · 1,669+ views ^ | 07/19/2008 | eNews Reference
  • Obama Lands in Afghanistan for First Tour of War Zones (With Details)

    07/19/2008 9:05:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 54 replies · 156+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, July 19, 2008 | Carlotta Gall and Jeff Zeleny
    SNIP Mr. Obama touched down in Kabul about noon, according to a statement released by his aides. His trip has been cloaked in secrecy, which advisers said was due to security concerns set forth by the Secret Service. SNIP The governor of Nangarhar province, Gul Agha Shirzai, a burly former mujahedeen commander with a brutal past but who is favored by the United States as someone who gets things done, was the only Afghan official to meet Senator Obama and Senators Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, and Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island, at Jalalabad airfield along with the United...
  • Fueling VP speculation, Obama heading to Iraq with Hagel, Reed

    07/11/2008 4:47:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 162+ views
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2008 | Ed Henry
    Sen. Barack Obama is heading to Iraq later this month with two Senate colleagues, Republican Chuck Hagel and Democrat Jack Reed, according to two sources familiar with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's plans. The sources said the official Congressional delegation trip, known as a CODEL, will occur around the time Obama heads overseas for a previously-announced campaign trip to France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, and Jordan to help beef up his foreign policy credentials. Officials are keeping the precise dates of Obama's trip under wraps, however, for obvious security reasons. The inclusion of Hagel on the official portion of the...
  • Renewed Attack on Privacy of Gun Buyers

    05/03/2008 12:54:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 212+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | May 02, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Renewed Attack on Privacy of Gun Buyers   Friday, May 02, 2008   This week, anti-gun U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) registration legislation that would invade the privacy rights of law-abiding gun owners.Cosponsored by like-minded Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Carl Levin (D-MI), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Charles Schumer (D-NY), S. 2935 would, among other things, require the FBI to retain records of cleared firearm transactions for at least 180 days.  Current law requires...
  • Senate holds 12-second session to block Bush

    12/31/2007 5:44:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 36 replies · 215+ views
    CNN ^ | December 31, 2007 | CNN
    <p>In one of the shortest session in its history, the Senate's final session of the year lasted a total of 12 seconds Monday.</p> <p>Only one senator, Democrat Jack Reed of Rhode Island, was in the chamber to gavel open the Senate and adjourn it until January 3.</p>
  • Feingold steps back on Iraq withdrawal proposal

    07/12/2007 3:07:32 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 4 replies · 686+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/12/07
    As Senate Democrats continue to search for common ground on a way to alter the course of the Iraq war, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) said he would not push for a vote on his measure calling for troops to be pulled out by next spring, if a weaker measure introduced by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) is supported by a majority of the body. Feingold -- who has been one of the fiercest critics of the war -- said his desire to see a change in Iraq strategy outweighed any concerns he had over the Levin-Reed measure....
  • Dems call for combat to end by 2008

    07/10/2007 9:13:38 AM PDT · by stm · 29 replies · 570+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 July 07 | AP
    WASHINGTON - A senior Democrat said Tuesday it was obvious the Iraqi government has made no progress and the only way to propel it was to begin pulling out U.S. troops. ADVERTISEMENT In a countermove, President Bush's national security adviser Stephen Hadley and war adviser Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute arrived on Capitol Hill to consult with members. Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, proposed legislation with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., that would order President Bush to begin pulling out troops in 120 days and end combat by April 30, 2008. The measure would allow for some troops...
  • Senators promise Gitmo statute

    07/03/2006 5:55:39 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 797+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4 July 2006 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Senators of both parties yesterday said Congress would provide President Bush with legislation to deal with the terror suspects detained at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following a Supreme Court decision that limited the White House's authority in dealing with the detainees. Some Republicans said they hoped to have legislation in place by September, with influential liberal Democrats saying they expected to give Mr. Bush the necessary tools for handling the issue and not obstruct the bills. "I would hope Congress would have hearings about what to do in light of this decision," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/1 and 7/2/06 (not the live thread)

    06/30/2006 5:24:30 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 41 replies · 1,115+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/30/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/1 and 7/2/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Bush was wrong on all the issues McCain is right onThe Supreme's smack down the Bushies (who cares if it endangers the country, it's NEWS!!!) Topics: Hamdan, Immigration, and Iraq Guests Senator John McCain, Republican - Arizona He's BAAAAACKMcCain's back and Georgie's got himIt's such a tragedy that President Bush didn't listen to Saint...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 6/10 - 6/11/06 (not the live thread)

    06/09/2006 7:48:33 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 25 replies · 736+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/09/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th, 2006 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows on 6/11/006.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Yeah, yeah, a minor annoyance was murdered by the ruthless US military and Bushitler.  So what?Did you get a look at the hunk, Al Gore, with Steponallofus last week?  Talk about Presidential! Topics: Amb. L. Paul Bremer on al-Zarqawi's death and the fight for IraqRep. Reynolds vs....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 June 2006

    06/04/2006 5:26:04 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 833 replies · 16,357+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 4 June 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, June 4th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.; former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. THIS WEEK (ABC): Former Vice President Al Gore; author John Updike. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Rice; Blix; Sens. George Allen, R-Va., and Carl Levin, D-Mich.
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 6/3 - 6/4/06 (not the live thread)

    06/02/2006 7:15:19 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 31 replies · 1,042+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/2/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/3 - 6/4/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Everything wrong on the planet is the fault of the United States (George W. Bush)Anyone who doesn't bow down before the god of Global Warming must be burned at the stake crucified (burning at the stake would add to the greenhouse gasses)Al Gore is the once and future President (we was robbed... a Kennedy...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 March 2006

    03/19/2006 5:23:26 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 1,247 replies · 21,760+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 19 March 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, March 19th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Vice President Dick Cheney. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Olympic speed skater Joey Cheek. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and Joseph Biden, D-Del.; Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi; Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah; former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
  • Where's All the War Dough? {"oversight was lax," contends Senator Jack Reed, Democrat }

    03/06/2006 6:18:22 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 473+ views
    Time ^ | March 13, 2006 | Sally B. Donnelly
    The hefty -- and growing -- bill for the war efforts may be getting some new auditors. Over the past three years, Congress has approved $320 billion for military spending over and above the regular Department of Defense budget, which itself has risen about 40% since 2001. But "oversight was lax," contends Senator Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island, who sits on the Armed Services Committee. As Pentagon officials head to Capitol Hill next week to start defending this year's $70 billion request for Iraq and Afghanistan, there's new scrutiny of where all the cash is going. The Department of...
  • Two senators: Cheney Should Be Investigated If He OK'd Leak (George Allen & Jack Reed)

    02/13/2006 6:38:13 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 108 replies · 2,226+ views
    WLUCTV 6 ^ | 2/13/06
    WASHINGTON Both Democrats and Republicans say the special counsel looking into the C-I-A leak should investigate Vice President Dick Cheney if he had any role in the case. According to court documents disclosed last week, Cheney's former chief of staff told a federal grand jury he revealed the contents of a classified National Intelligence Estimate in July 2003. The special counsel says Lewis Libby revealed he was authorized to leak the information by his superiors -- as part of the Bush administration's defense of intelligence used to justify invading Iraq. Republican Senator George Allen tells "Fox New Sunday" he doesn't...
  • Senators: Cheney Should Be Probed in Leak

    02/12/2006 10:31:55 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies · 1,298+ views
    Senators: Cheney Should Be Probed in Leak 12 minutes ago Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald should investigate Vice President Dick Cheney and others in the CIA leak probe if they authorized an aide to give secret information to reporters, Democratic and Republican senators said Sunday. Sen. Jack Reed (news, bio, voting record), D-R.I., called the leak of intelligence information "inappropriate" if it is true that unnamed "superiors" instructed Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, to divulge the material on Iraq. Sen. George Allen (news, bio, voting record), R-Va., said a full investigation is necessary. "I don't think anybody...
  • Democrats Don't Know Jack???(Abramoff)

    01/04/2006 1:09:32 PM PST · by radar101 · 22 replies · 1,641+ views
    NRSC Newsletter ^ | Dec. 14, 2006 | NRSC
    Tribal Clients And Associates Of Jack Abramoff Have Contributed Over $3.1 Million To Democrat Party Interests Between 1997 And 2004. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website,, Accessed December 2005; Political Money Line Website,, Accessed December 2005) National Democrat Party Affiliated Committees Received Over $1.2 Million From Indian Tribe Clients And Lobbying Associates Of Jack Abramoff. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website,, Accessed December 7, 2005; Political Money Line Website,, Accessed December 7, 2005; Internal Revenue Service Website,, Accessed April 21, 2005) The Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Received Over – $430,000 The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)...
  • Warner, Levin, Reed lead Iraq visits

    12/14/2005 6:50:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies · 630+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12-14-05 | Kipp Lanham and Bob Cusack
    December 15, 2005 Warner, Levin, Reed lead Iraq visits By Kipp Lanham and Bob Cusack Sens. John Warner (R-Va.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) have visited Iraq more than any other senator, while at least 21 senators have not traveled to the Middle Eastern country since the war started, according to a survey of Senate offices conducted by The Hill. As lawmakers become more vocal about the Bush administration's handling of Iraq, their hands-on experience in the country could add to, or detract from, their credibility on the matter. James Thurber, professor of political science and director at...
  • Reed: Bush Fails to Outline Iraq Strategy

    12/10/2005 12:14:25 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 44 replies · 1,033+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 10, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush has failed to outline an effective strategy for winning the war in Iraq, Sen. Jack Reed said Saturday in the Democratic Party's weekly radio address. ''The American people are eager to hear the president's plan for success in Iraq, rebuilding the country and bringing our troops home,'' Reed said. ''Instead, the president continues to offer vague generalities and rhetoric with no specifics about what needs to be done.'' The Rhode Island senator, saying the current course in Iraq is a mistake, called on Bush to offer a more candid appraisal of how the war-ravaged nation...
  • Chafee, Reed on the Bush implosion (3 idiots on a park bench)

    10/23/2005 11:31:38 AM PDT · by got_moab? · 11 replies · 840+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | 10/23/2005 | M. Charles Bakst
    George Bush plunges in the polls. His presidency is a tragic mix of hard-line ideology, incompetence and indifference. After discussing the situation at length last week with Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee and Democratic Sen. Jack Reed, I am more troubled than ever. Reed, of course, is a partisan. But he also has a good grasp of history and an ability to size people up. Sure, President Bush's policies long ago turned him off, but so did something else: the president seemed "remarkably detached" and "insulated." Reed says, "You've got to raise questions constantly. You've got to challenge your advisers. I...
  • U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) Weds Julia Hart

    04/17/2005 11:05:12 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 38 replies · 3,249+ views ^ | April 17, 2005 | - News Channel 10, NBC
    U.S. Sen. Jack Reed Weds Julia Hart Ceremony Held At West Point POSTED: 9:22 am EDT April 17, 2005UPDATED: 9:30 am EDT April 17, 2005 WEST POINT, N.Y. -- U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., married Julia Hart on Saturday in a ceremony at the United States Military Academy, which Reed, a former Army Ranger, attended. Reed, 55, and Hart, 39, were wed in a ceremony at the academy's Catholic Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity. Rev. Raymond Malm, pastor of St. Michael's Church in Providence, officiated. The couple's attendants included eight of their nieces, as well as other family and...
  • Voting against Condi

    01/26/2005 1:42:21 PM PST · by rightalien · 59 replies · 2,390+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 26th, 2005 | Allen O'Donnell
    Reader Allen O'Donnell from Wayne, Nebraska has comiled an analyzed the list of Senators voting against the confirmation of Dr. Condoleeza Rice as Secretary of State. It is well worth reading: Senators who voted against confirmation of Dr. Rice for Secretary of State Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. John Kerry, D-Mass. Carl Levin, D-Mich. James Jeffords, I-Vt. Jack Reed, D-R.I Mark Dayton, D-Minn. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii Evan Bayh, D-Ind. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa Richard Durbin, D-Ill For me, the only surprise is Evan Bayh of Indiana. I figured he had his eye on the...
  • NYT: War Figures Honored With Medal of Freedom (taste the bitterness at the Times)

    12/15/2004 5:44:55 AM PST · by OESY · 8 replies · 764+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2004 | DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 - President Bush on Tuesday bestowed the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on three of the central architects and executors of the war in Iraq, one of the president's strongest efforts yet at putting a formal stamp of success on a war whose outcome is still a question. The recipients were Gen. Tommy R. Franks, the overall commander of the invasion of Iraq; L. Paul Bremer III, the chief civilian administrator of the American occupation of the country; and George J. Tenet, the longtime director of central intelligence who built the case for...
  • Senators and Congressman Against Free Speech

    11/11/2004 5:17:24 PM PST · by wvobiwan · 2 replies · 791+ views
    Email | 11/11/2004 | Unknown
    Follow is a list of the US Congressmen and Senators that officially acted to intimidate, threaten, and suppress the broadcast of Stolen Honor by Sinclair Broadcasting. They, along with their agents who threatened advertisers, sued shareholders, and ginned up false 'public outrage', and with the deafening SILENCE of the corrupt liberal media, succeeded in suppressing the free speech of decorated war veterans.
  • US Congress Votes Protection for Unborn Children

    03/26/2004 3:17:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies · 531+ views
    EWTN ^ | 3/26/04
    Washington, Mar. 26 ( - The US Senate yesterday passed a bill that will make criminals punishable for harm done to unborn children in the course of a violent crime. Ten Catholic senators voted against the bill, which was opposed by abortion providers. The legislation which the Senate approved on March 25 has already been passed by the House of Representatives. It now needs only the signature of President George W. Bush in order to become federal law. The President has indicated that he fully supports the measure, and is likely to sign it promptly. The measure passed despite the...
  • Iraq war will leave only two of Army's 10 divisions available

    12/06/2003 4:48:39 PM PST · by inPhase · 64 replies · 366+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP)/ ^ | 12/06/03 | MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer
    <p>Only two of the U.S. Army's 10 active-duty divisions will be at full strength for any new conflict next year as battle-weary soldiers return from Iraq, military officials say.</p> <p>The four Army divisions currently serving in Iraq will need about six months to rest, retrain and repair equipment when they return from Iraq early next year. With three divisions set to rotate into Iraq and another into Afghanistan as replacements, about 80 percent of the Army's fighting strength will be either on the mend or on duty fighting terror and stabilizing the two countries.</p>
  • Caption This: Pictures of Senator Jack Reed as he travels with Hillary

    11/28/2003 9:17:26 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 76 replies · 1,674+ views ^ | November 27, 2003 | AP
    Is that - travels or travails with, Hillary?? Senator Jack Reed (L), D-RI; Afghan President Hamid Karzai (C) and New York Senator and former first ladyHillary Rodham Clinton in Kabul on November 27, 2003. U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, center right,with Sen. Jack Reed, center left, flanked by U.S. soldiers...
  • Sen. Clinton to spend Thanksgiving with troops in Afghanistan, visit Iraq

    11/25/2003 3:14:19 PM PST · by PeteFromMontana · 205 replies · 935+ views ^ | 11/25/2003 | Devlin Barrett
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will spend Thanksgiving in Afghanistan before traveling to Iraq with a former Army paratrooper turned senator to meet with soldiers and ask questions about the United States' ongoing nation-building efforts.</p> <p>The former first lady and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., have both been critical of the administration's handling of post-combat problems in the war on terrorism, particularly after major military operations ended in Iraq.</p> <p>Clinton and Reed said Tuesday they were concerned about the current efforts to win the "hearts and minds" of Iraqis.</p>
  • They Said It

    07/03/2003 9:48:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Human Events Weekly Update ^ | July 3, 2003 | Chris Field
    They Said It Considering the treatment President Bush's judicial nominees have received from Senate Democrats, I thought you might find it interesting to read what they had to say about the Senate's constitutional duty of "advice and consent" concerning judicial nominations when their president was making nominations. You may have seen these in my daily First Look column this week, but here they are again, for good measure. --Sen. Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.): I hope we will have a chance to vote on them, not just in committee . . . but on the floor of the Senate. That is what...
  • Nine U.S. senators to travel to Iraq

    06/26/2003 1:31:22 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 16 replies · 366+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/26/03
    Nine members of the Senate's committees on Armed Services and Intelligence will travel to Iraq and the surrounding region next week to assess U.S. operations amid concerns of growing Iraqi resistance to the occupation. Sen. John Warner, a Virginia Republican who chairs the Armed Services Committee, in a statement on Thursday, said the trip will focus on U.S. military and reconstruction missions after the war that ousted Saddam Hussein. It is to include the threats forces are facing from Iraqi resistance and the ongoing search for weapons of mass destruction. Also going on the trip are Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat...
  • Senate Rejects Repeal of Estate Tax

    06/12/2002 4:18:51 PM PDT · by GeneD · 161 replies · 1,568+ views
    Filed at 6:26 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats dealt defeat Wednesday to President Bush's call for permanent repeal of the estate tax, and Republicans signaled plans to turn the vote to their advantage in the fall campaign for control of Congress. The vote was 54-44, six short of the 60 required under Senate rules to approve the measure, which Republicans said represented simple fairness and Democrats derided as a giveaway for the super-rich. ``Strip it all away, this is a tax relief for billionaires when we have a very big deficit and we have other priorities,'' such as...