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  • John Kerry reporting for duty … to the Muslim Brotherhood

    12/15/2011 5:26:00 PM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | DEcember 14, 2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Senator John Kerry (D., Mass.) is in Egypt, meeting with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood — the Islamist organization whose goals are to destroy Israel, “conquer Europe” and “conquer America” (to quote its most influential jurist, Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi). The Brotherhood, which operates throughout the world, seeks the imposition by governments of strict sharia law (as outlined in Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law) and, eventually, a global caliphate. Naturally, the Obama administration describes it as a “largely secular” and moderate organization — and William Taylor, President Obama’s hand-picked “special coordinator for transitions in the...
  • Senator John Kerry Meets With Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

    12/11/2011 11:40:34 AM PST · by Just4Him · 13 replies
    FOX ^ | 12/10/2011 | AP
    CAIRO – Sen. John Kerry has met in Cairo with members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that's set to dominate the new parliament. In a statement, the Muslim Brotherhood says three of its top officials attended the meeting with the Massachusetts Democrat, who was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson. Brotherhood officials vowed to respect civil rights and international treaties that have been signed in the past. That assurance could be an attempt to calm fears that the group may try to re-examine Egypt's peace treaty with Israel.
  • Sen Kerry: Taxes Will Be Defining Issue In Coming Months

    11/24/2011 6:49:56 PM PST · by Son House · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2011 | Siobhan Hughes
    Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) Monday said a deal to cut the federal deficit fell apart because Republicans refused to raise taxes, and said the issue would be the defining debate for Congress as the country heads toward the 2012 elections. "America is stuck with the absolute rigidity of people who wanted to protect the wealthiest people in the country instead of providing $1.2 trillion of deficit reduction," Kerry said in impassioned remarks hours after the congressional panel announced it had failed to reach a deal. "That's the fight we have to take out to the country over the course...
  • Flashback: Kerry and Gingrich Hugging Trees -- and (Almost) Each Other

    11/15/2011 4:35:57 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 84 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2007 | Staff
    Yesterday's global-warming debate between John Kerry and Newt Gingrich was, as the moderator put it, "advertised as a smack-down and a prizefight." But those labels were too modest for Kerry. "Welcome to our environmental version of the Lincoln-Douglas debates," the former Democratic presidential nominee told the crowd in the Russell Caucus Room. "We flipped a coin, and I picked Lincoln." But something funny happened on the way to 1858. Gingrich, a former Republican House speaker, refused to play Douglas to Kerry's Lincoln, instead positioning himself as a tree-hugging green. Before Kerry got a word in, Gingrich conceded that global warming...
  • Committee Finds Savings By... Adding To Deficit? (Mark Steyn)

    11/12/2011 5:10:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 11, 2011 | MARK STEYN
    Have you been following this so-called supercommittee? They're the new superhero group of superfriends from the super-Congress who are going to save America from plummeting over the cliff and into the multitrillion-dollar abyss. There's Spender Woman (Patty Murray), Incumbent Boy (Max Baucus), Kept Man (John Kerry) and many other warriors for truth, justice and the American way of debt. The supercommittee is supposed to report back by the day before Thanksgiving on how to carve out $1.2 trillion dollars of deficit reduction and thereby save the republic. I had cynically assumed that the superfriends would address America's imminent debt catastrophe...
  • Crime Pays for Police

    10/11/2011 10:51:43 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 41 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | October 10, 2011 | Larry Salzman
    Russell and Patricia Caswell are a hard-working couple who may soon have their American Dream taken from them by the unholy alliance of local and federal law enforcement officials seeking to cash in on the Caswell’s property. The Caswells face this dilemma even though they have broken no law and have spent their entire professional career working to combat crime with the very police force that now seeks to take their property though civil forfeiture. What is happening to Russ and Pat, however, is by no means an isolated instance and local law enforcement’s end-run around state laws designed to...

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...
  • Obama trying to unseat Israeli leader? Country’s social protests may be engineered for regime change

    09/15/2011 8:35:11 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 16 replies ^ | September 14, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Is President Obama attempting to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and replace him with a leftist Israeli leader who largely tows the president’s Mideast line? There are indications the so-called social protests rocking Israel were engineered for that very purpose. According to an investigative report in Israel’s Maariv’s newspaper, the country’s protests were engineered by a group of media strategists directed by prominent Democratic strategist Stanley Greenberg, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, John Kerry and others. Greenberg reportedly is working with Israeli strategists who were behind left-wing leader Ehud Barak’s successful race for prime minister in 1999....
  • Did Kerry's Swift Boat Hatchet Man Fake His Own Silver Star?

    08/19/2011 8:31:48 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2011 | Scott Swett
    Last August, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus revoked a Silver Star medal formerly held by retired Navy Captain Wade R. Sanders. In a short, vague memorandum to the Chief of Naval Personnel, Mabus cited "subsequently determined facts and evidence surrounding both the incident for which the award was made and the processing of the award itself" as the reason. Such an action by the Navy is virtually without precedent. There was no press release and no announcement. Eleven months later, a bare-bones report was finally published by the Navy Times. American Thinker picked up the story from, and...
  • Together We Can Beat the Deficit [By PATTY MURRAY, MAX BAUCUS AND JOHN KERRY...........]

    08/17/2011 2:46:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    Together We Can Beat the Deficit We did it in the 1990s and we can do it again today. By PATTY MURRAY, MAX BAUCUS AND JOHN KERRY Our country has long been a beacon of light in the world because the American people always come together when times are tough. Over the past few months, in debating the debt ceiling and deficit reduction, that light of common cause has appeared to flicker at times in our nation's capital. As appointees to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction—12 members of Congress charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over...
  • Tea Party sounds a needed alarm

    08/15/2011 6:41:26 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 10 replies
    THE FIRE hall next to my in-laws’ house in northern New York State has a siren that can be heard for miles. “Loud’’ doesn’t begin to describe the sound: a shrill, relentless, piercing wail that is impossible to ignore - and can be extremely upsetting for anyone who isn’t used to it. There’s good reason for that. None of the rural towns in the area has a professional fire department, so when a fire breaks out, the siren is needed to summon volunteers. The urgent blast of that siren used to terrify my younger son, who would hide under a...
  • Harry Reid super-committee picks in place (A known liar/perjurer, an anti-war Socialist...)

    08/10/2011 7:24:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | August 10, 2011 | MANU RAJU & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    n the first of what will be a closely watched selection process for a powerful new deficit panel, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray (Wash.), Max Baucus (Mont.) and John Kerry (Mass.) as his three choices for a super committee charged with finding more than $1 trillion in spending cuts by the end of this year. Murray will serve as co-chair of the 12-member panel. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will select her co-chair and two other panelists, as required by the debt limit agreement signed into law by President Barack Obama last week....
  • Dem official: Murray to be debt panel co-chair

    08/09/2011 6:50:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2011 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday he's naming Sen. Patty Murray to co-chair a powerful "super committee" charged with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts this fall. Murray will be joined by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Max Baucus, D-Mont., on the panel, which was established last week by hard-fought legislation to increase the national debt.
  • Reid names Murray to be debt panel co-chair

    08/09/2011 5:58:41 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Columbian ^ | 8/9/2011 | Andrew Taylor
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday he's naming Sen. Patty Murray to co-chair a powerful "super committee" charged with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts this fall. Murray will be joined by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Max Baucus, D-Mont., on the panel, which was established last week by hard-fought legislation to increase the national debt. Murray, who is chairwoman of the committee to elect Democratic senators, is a longtime protector of Democratic priorities such as Medicare, Social Security and veterans' benefits, as are Kerry and Baucus. Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement that Murray has "a...
  • Harry Reid super committee picks in place [plus speculation on other picks]

    08/09/2011 5:33:46 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/09/2011 | MANU RAJU & JOHN BRESNAHAN |
    From page 3: For McConnell, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) is widely expected to get the nod, given his conservative credentials, ties to McConnell and his work in the Biden group. But if Republicans stay united, they’d need one additional Democrat to break ranks and back a cuts-only approach - so McConnell may want to choose a senator with bipartisan appeal who is loyal to leadership, like either Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) or Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). At a townhall in Winchester, Ky. on Monday, McConnell told a crowd that he wanted “significant entitlement reform” to be part of...
  • Obama renews call for more stimulus

    08/09/2011 8:46:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 131 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Pummeled by ghastly economic news, President Obama called Monday for more spending and extended tax cuts that he said would help stimulate the economy — but these also could deepen the deficit problems that helped the federal government earn its first-ever debt downgrade last week. The president made the proposals as world stock market indexes were tumbling, and his remarks seemed designed to help the White House regain its political footing by resetting the congressional agenda next month. Mr. Obama said he wants the 2 percent payroll-tax cut extended into next year, the creation of an infrastructure bank by Congress...
  • Source: Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee

    08/09/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT · by clove · 155 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 9, 2011 | 5:28 p.m. | Susan Davis
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the new super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with Reid’s decision, which is expected to be made public as early as Wednesday. Additionally, Murray is expected to co-chair the committee, officially named the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, along with a still unnamed House Republican. A spokesman for Reid did not respond to a request for comment. Reid’s decision to...
  • Source: Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the new super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with Reid’s decision, which is expected to be made public as early as Wednesday. Additionally, Murray is expected to co-chair the committee, officially named the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, along with a still unnamed House Republican. A spokesman for Reid did not respond to a request for comment. Reid’s decision to...
  • John Kerry can't handle the tea party's truth

    08/09/2011 7:11:45 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 17 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 8/9/2011 | Peter Lucas
    The tea party has John Kerry running scared, and it is not a pretty sight to behold. The senior senator from Massachusetts, who called a nothing-to-announce press conference last Thursday, spent the first 20 to 25 minutes of the presser making a speech defending President Obama and attacking the tea party. Bewildered veteran reporters, used to news coming out of a news conference, fidgeted as Kerry droned on with a recycled Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce speech, pausing now and then to praise the Chinese and bash "traitorous" tea- party Republicans for "holding the nation hostage." Read more:
  • Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012

    08/08/2011 1:43:36 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies ^ | 8/8/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Does anybody now doubt that this is on purpose? I mean, after all, Barack Obama inherits a AAA credit rating from George W. Bush, and look what he does to it. Obama is always running around complaining and whining and moaning about all that he inherited from George W. Bush. Well, he inherited a AAA credit rating, an unemployment rate of 5.7%. Does anybody doubt that this is on purpose? Well, look, my credit rating doesn't suck. There are a lot of individual Americans whose credit ratings aren't in trouble. The United States has never been in...
  • Democrats seek to pin credit downgrade on tea party

    08/08/2011 11:07:27 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/08/11 | Ben Wolfgang
    While continuing to cast doubt on the credibility of Standard & Poor’s, several Democrats on Sunday said there is an even greater culprit in the downgrade of the nation’s credit rating: the tea party. “I believe this is, without question, the tea party downgrade,” Sen. John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a day that also saw mounting anxieties in world markets over the downgrade among myriad other economic woes worldwide. Some of the world’s top financial ministers issued a joint statement Sunday night committing themselves to preserve the stability of financial markets and...
  • John Kerry Positioning Self For Dem Priamry Run Against Obama

    08/07/2011 7:30:55 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 136 replies
    Am in DC tonight with old network friends and fiends. The word in DC is that John Kerry is working the media HARD to try to get himself back in headlines. Kerry still wants very much to be Prez. He is promoting the idea that, politically, Obama is a "dead man walking." Kerry claims he can save the Dem party by running in the primaries to the LEFT of Obama.... and be elected in both the primaries and the general! Idiocy... and old political news hands agree!
  • drives new liberal catch phrase: ‘Tea party downgrade’

    08/07/2011 1:13:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 146 replies · 1+ views drives new liberal catch phrase: ‘Tea party downgrade’ Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller 43 mins ago The left-wing activist group picked up the new liberal slogan bashing conservatives for Standard & Poor’s U.S. credit rating downgrade: “Tea Party downgrade.” President Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry both used the phrase on Sunday talk shows. In a Sunday afternoon email to supporters, accused tea partiers of being responsible for the first-ever credit downgrade in U.S. history. “This ‘tea party downgrade’ is a shameful blow to our nation’s honor and risks throwing...
  • John Kerry: Media Has ‘Responsibility’ to ‘Not Give Equal Time’ to Tea Party

    08/05/2011 12:09:10 PM PDT · by lbryce · 54 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | August 5, 2011 | Johnathan M Seidl
    John Kerry has waded into the media waters and now wants the news to cut out conservatives he doesn’t agree with. During a discussion of the debt deal and the economy on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, the current Massachusetts senator and former presidential candidate lambasted the Tea Party and conservatives and the idea that they should be given “equal time” in the media. According to him, their ideas are so whacky that they don’t deserve air time: “And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it’s...
  • John Kerry Says News Media has Responsibility NOT to Cover the Tea Party

    08/05/2011 10:45:06 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 58 replies
    Self | 08/05/11 | Self
    Just reported on article to go with it yet. Yes, we need to save the media's precious air time for the latest Obama demagogue and dishonesty fest. Kerry apparently thinks its his job to direct what the media covers. Apparently he thinks North Korea has it right, where dissent is a treasonable offense and of course never covered in the state run media. It's obvious the Tea Party has won because they've turned these Democrats from looney to absolutely deranged. From their unamerican and unconscienable calling of Tea Partiers "terrorists" to now demanding the media not cover them, as...
  • John Kerry: Media Has "Responsibility" To "Not Give Equal Time" To Tea Party (video)

    08/05/2011 6:08:11 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 89 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that the media has the responsibility to ignore the Tea Party and not give any credence to their views. Here's what he said: SEN. JOHN KERRY: "And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it's exercising today. The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual. "It doesn't deserve...
  • Response to Kerry OpEd in the Washington Post

    08/03/2011 8:43:46 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 11 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 3, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    Having just read an opinion piece by John Kerry, the Democratic Senator and former presidential candidate from Massachusetts, I can no longer maintain my previous stance on keep the Monitor a strictly news-only, opinion-free service. The continued push to redistribute our nation's wealth around the globe under the misguided name of foreign aid continues unabated in the U.S. Congress, despite growing public opposition. Kerry's powerful position as Foreign Affairs Committee chairman makes his stance on maintaining the status quo all the more troubling to me as a citizen. A little more analysis is needed to put the overall U.S. foreign...
  • Rank behavior: Liveshot mum about pal’s disgrace

    07/31/2011 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 31, 2011 | Howie Carr
    Wade Rowland Sanders used to be this close to Sen. John Forbes Kerry. He and Liveshot were both Vietnam vets, Navy swift boaters, officers and gentlemen. They were awarded Silver Stars for their gallantry. During the 2004 presidential campaign, Sanders accused Republicans of running “vicious public distortions” of his dear friend’s war record. The retired captain would do anything for Lt. John “Reporting for Duty” Kerry, USN (ret.), and vice versa. But that was then, and this is now — and if you ask Liveshot about Wade Sanders today, the answer is, in effect, “Wade who?”
  • Howie Carr thread week of July 31, 2011

    07/30/2011 11:40:17 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies ^ | 7/31/11 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr live thread starting off with his Sunday Boston Herald column, "Rank behavior: Liveshot (John Kerry) mum about pal’s disgrace"
  • Not So Swift Boater

    07/30/2011 11:29:16 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 30 Jul 2011 (online) | Weekly Standard staff
    Those of us masochistic enough to have watched the 2004 Democratic convention might faintly recall the name Captain Wade Sanders. [snip] While Sanders’s record as a Democratic hack suggested he might have political reasons for supporting Kerry, Sanders also had a stellar military record, having been awarded a Silver Star in 1992, and his credibility wasn’t much in question. That’s why The Scrapbook feels compelled to point out the ignominious denouement of the Wade -Sanders career. Yes, it’s true that Sanders is currently doing time in a federal penitentiary after admitting to being in possession of child pornography. As bad...
  • Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star

    07/26/2011 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>John F. Kerry almost became president running on the basis of his alleged heroism in Vietnam. Thanks to the efforts of a group of truth-tellers, the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, the serious holes in the fantasy narrative propounded by the Kerry campaign came to the attention of enough Americans that John Kerry was not the first faux-Irish President of the United States.</p>
  • Bank plan would help build bridges, boost jobs

    07/07/2011 5:49:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    pmsNBC ^ | 7-6-11 | Anika Anand
    The idea of such a bank has been around since the 1990s but has never gained significant attention until now. In March a bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate that gained the support of the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s leading business lobby, and the AFL-CIO, the country’s largest labor federation — two groups on opposite sides of most debates. The BUILD Act, proposed by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Kay Hutchinson, R-Texas, and Mark Warner, D-Va., would create a national infrastructure bank that would provide loans and loan guarantees to encourage private investment in upgrading America’s infrastructure. There are...
  • John Kerry: "I Would Have Been A Good President, Maybe Even A Great One"

    06/30/2011 12:30:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 46 replies · 3+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 30 June 2011 | Anon
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) tells Don Imus this morning he thought ht would have been a "good President." In fact, he added, "a great President." Transcript below: DON IMUS: "I think you would have been a much better President than the guy we have now, don't you agree with that?" SEN. JOHN KERRY: "You've asked me that before. Every time I come on you try to get me to --" IMUS: "-- I'm not trying to get you to do anything. I'm trying to get you to be honest." KERRY: "I'm always honest." IMUS: "Well, you would've been a much...
  • Romney as Kerry Redux

    06/25/2011 7:14:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2011 | Marc Tracy
    A wealthy politician from Massachusetts saddled with accusations of unprincipled flip-flops runs for the Presidency. He touts one salient attribute of his biography as the main underpinning of his campaign to defeat the incumbent President. And he earns his party's nomination due to his perceived electability. John Kerry circa 2004, you say? Try Mitt Romney, ersatz John Kerry for the Republicans in 2012. Despite the media's portrayal, President Obama is ripe to be beaten, as hope and change have transformed into despair and unending unemployment lines. The poll numbers bear this out as only 30% of voters are certain to...
  • Possible Opportunity for Kerry in Clinton Report (possible new SoS???)

    06/09/2011 4:18:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/9/11 | David Drucker
    A report that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is interested in becoming the World Bank’s next president could create an opening for Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), who has previously expressed interest in the Cabinet position. A Clinton spokesman denied Reuters’ report Thursday that Clinton is talking with the Obama administration about resigning if World Bank President Robert Zoellick steps down when his term ends in the middle of 2012. Clinton has made clear that she is not interested in a second term as Secretary of State should President Barack Obama be re-elected. Kerry’s office was unavailable...
  • Dems gang up on Brown (Dems say Scott votes 87% with GOP)

    06/05/2011 3:35:22 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/5/11 | Richard Weir
    Candidates lob shots during convention Open season on Scott Brown officially kicked off yesterday with five of the six Democratic candidates seeking to reclaim the “people’s seat” training their sights and barbs squarely on the freshman U.S. senator during speeches at their party’s state convention in Lowell. “When Ted Kennedy went behind closed doors with lawmakers and lobbyists, he always fought for us,” Bob Massie, the nonprofit executive who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 1994, told some 3,000 Democratic delegates gathered on the floor of Tsongas Center. “When Scott Brown goes behind closed door with lawmakers and lobbyists and...
  • Priorities: John Kerry Helps Homeless “Transgender Youth”

    06/04/2011 4:59:23 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 12 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 5, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    The American economy is imploding. But don’t worry. Democrats look after Democrats. In recent legislation news, former big hair pop star Cyndi Lauper has thanked Senator John Kerry for looking after “transgender youth” (aka gender identity disorder teens). Apparently, budgeting for makeup, perms, and heels is a real b***h. Clarification update: Cyndi Lauper, 57, is not homeless. Or young. Thanks for your concerns though.
  • Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

    06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11
    <p>Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards.</p>
  • Is Todd Palin trying to look like John Kerry?

    05/31/2011 9:45:22 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 59 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | May 31, 2011 | Corky Boyd
    I was struck by the similarity of Todd Palin's new look to John Kerry. Gone is the prominent beard, replaced by a two day stubble. But it's the hair. The hair has all the appearances of a younger John Kerry. This picture from AP was taken at the Rolling Thunder event in Washington DC, where Sarah Palin was an instant draw. It is part of her bus tour of the Northeast (Blue state country) that began in Washington and will end in New Hamshire. And she is driving the media nuts. There are no press releases. No one to tip...
  • Kerry heads for Pakistan to soothe fury over bin Laden raid

    05/11/2011 8:40:24 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News, via Reuters ^ | May 11, 2011 | Reuters
    Senator John Kerry will travel to Pakistan in coming days to put relations "on the right track" after the killing of Osama bin Laden in a surprise Navy SEALs raid, but he is likely to face fury from the army over what it sees as a breach of trust. Kerry, a Democrat who is close to the Obama administration, said he expected to see "all the main players" in Pakistan to discuss strains in bilateral ties following the May 2 operation that killed the al Qaeda leader in his Pakistani hideout. "A number of people suggested it would be good...
  • Judge tosses ex-CIA agent's Houston conviction

    10/29/2003 10:15:46 PM PST · by greydog · 6 replies · 398+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 29, 2003, 12:34PM | By KIM COBB
    A federal judge in Houston has thrown out the 20-year-old arms smuggling conviction of a former CIA agent, outlining in scathing terms how federal officials knowingly used a false affidavit at his trial and concealed the act through years of appeals. Edwin Wilson was convicted in Houston in 1983 of smuggling arms to Libya at a time when the threat of Libyan terrorism was major news. Congress was mounting investigations into controversial CIA activities around the globe, and CIA administrators were actively trying to deflect criticism. Wilson, now 75, has been in prison ever since, serving a 52-year sentence. His...
  • Kerry urges Obama to impose Libya no-fly zone

    03/16/2011 7:09:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | Mark Arsenault (Posted by Glen Johnson)
    "The international community cannot simply watch from the sidelines as this quest for democracy is met with raw violence," said Kerry, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a lengthy policy speech today. The Massachusetts Democrat said the Arab League's endorsement this weekend of a no-fly zone over Libya is unprecedented. "The Security Council should act now, in my judgment, to heed the Arab League's call" and to avert a humanitarian disaster, said Kerry, in remarks to a room packed with foreign journalists at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington think tank. Kerry's call for action on a...
  • (John) Kerry set to introduce bipartisan infrastructure bank bill

    03/14/2011 12:04:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 54 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2011 | By Vicki Needham
    Democratic Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) will introduce bipartisan legislation later this week to create a federal infrastructure bank to fund major projects around the nation, an aide told The Hill. Kerry has at least one Republican senator backing the initiative — the American Infrastructure Financing Authority — that will initially cost about $10 billion and provide loans and loan guarantees for large, much-needed infrastructure projects.
  • Sen. John Kerry urges Yale to follow Harvard's lead, welcome ROTC back to campus

    03/04/2011 4:51:28 PM PST · by matt04 · 12 replies
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Sen. John Kerry called on Yale University to follow Harvard's lead Friday and welcome the Reserve Officer Training Corps back to the Ivy League campus. Kerry, a Yale alumnus, wrote in a letter to the university's president that the breakthrough at Harvard is important in moving past a "difficult era" when many elite schools turned away ROTC to protest the now defunct ban on gays serving openly in the military. "As an alumnus whose life and values were in part shaped both by Yale, and by my service in the United States Navy, I would...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • Stupid Media Tricks: Obama is no Ronald Reagan

    02/06/2011 1:56:48 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 18 replies
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | February 6, 2011 at 3:45 PM CST | Josh Painter
    Of all the stupid media tricks we've seen from the state-controlled, lamestream media, the attenpt to equate Obama with Ronald Reagan is perhaps the stupidest. If anything, Obama is the anti-Reagan. Every picture tells a story, as Rod Stewart used to sing. Is there any doubt which political figure below is Reaganesque and which is Kerryesque?
  • Could John Kerry Hand Both MA-Sen Seats to the GOP?

    02/05/2011 12:14:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/05/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    With presidential primary speculation sucking all the air out of the room, it’s only fair that we take a moment and look at some of the equally useless rumors floating around concerning other high profile positions. This weekend the Boston Globe opens up the guessing game with yet another rumor that not only is Hillary Clinton thinking of moving on to bigger and better things, but that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is angling for her position at Secretary of State. AS EGYPT battles over its future, Senator John Kerry is negotiating his own.The Bay State’s senior senator is running an...
  • John Kerry should take his own advice to Mubarak: Respond to the needs of voters

    01/30/2011 8:34:58 AM PST · by FredJake · 4 replies ^ | 1/30/2011 | Joe Newby
    On Saturday, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to listen and respond to the needs of the Egyptian people. "The key here is for President Mubarak to respond to the needs of his people in a way that is more directly connected to their frustrations," the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told The Associated Press Saturday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. "I think he's got to speak more to the real issues that people feel," Kerry added. "Dismissing the government doesn't speak to some of those challenges." Kerry continued: "It is...
  • Long-Sealed Military Files Will Be Opened

    06/09/2005 8:21:12 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 11 replies · 878+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | June 6, 2005 | By Harry Levins, Post-Dispatch Senior Writer
    Archivists are about to unseal a mother lode of military history along Page Avenue in Overland. A ceremony Saturday at the National Personnel Records Center will mark the opening of military files that until now have been off-limits to most Americans. Among the gems: * Gen. Dwight Eisenhower's rating in mid-1944 of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. The report closes with these words on Patton: "A brilliant fighter and leader. Impulsive and quick-tempered. Likely to speak in public in an ill-considered fashion." * Gen. Omar Bradley's radiogram in 1951 to Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Tokyo, in which Bradley quotes...
  • Holbrooke Thought Highly of Himself, for Good Reason

    12/16/2010 4:58:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 16, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Reading "Masters and Commanders," Andrew Roberts's magnificent account of British and American leaders in World War II, I was struck by how many of them, working prodigious hours and under great strain, were struck down by heart attacks while in their 60s. This doesn't happen anymore, I thought, with the blood pressure and cholesterol medicines many of us routinely take. But it does, as we were reminded by the sudden death at age 69 this week of Richard Holbrooke, who was working prodigiously as Barack Obama's special representative for AfPak, i.e., Afghanistan and Pakistan. Holbrooke was known in cynical Washington...