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  • Sen. Warner Makes His Hillary Endorsement Mainly About Himself

    09/28/2016 6:21:02 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Perhaps John Warner’s biggest claim to fame is a distinction he shares with a good-sized chunk of older American men: having once been married to Elizabeth Taylor. But the former Republican senator from Virginia found another way to get himself some attention today: by endorsing Hillary for president. Interviewed by Andrea Mitchell on her MSNBC show this afternoon, Warner managed to make his endorsement mainly about himself. In the course of their brief conversation, Warner let it be known: that he had been on the lawn for the famous handshake between Rabin and Araft; that he had served in both...
  • High-profile Republican to endorse Clinton on Wednesday

    09/28/2016 5:06:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    A high-profile Republican will officially endorse Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, the Democratic nominee's campaign announced Tuesday evening. Former Navy secretary and Sen. John Warner is set to back Clinton Wednesday morning, adding his name to the list of conservatives who have picked the Obama Cabinet member over Republican nominee Donald Trump.
  • John, not Mark, touts Warner in TV ad

    10/14/2014 12:08:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/14/14 | James Hohmann
    John Warner, the retired Republican senator, has cut a strong testimonial commercial endorsing Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner for reelection, becoming the latest former member of the chamber to make an appearance in this year’s elections. The younger Warner challenged the elder Warner, no relation, back in 1996. But they became closer over the years and developed a good working relationship when Mark Warner became governor in 2002. Mark Warner picked up his seat six years ago upon John Warner’s retirement. This is the first time John Warner, now 87, has either endorsed a Democrat for elected office in Virginia...
  • With Senate at Stake, Two Ex-GOP Senators Endorse Democrats

    01/29/2014 5:48:03 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 28, 2014 | John Fund
    With control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs this November, a single seat may determine who has the majority. That’s why Republicans should find it disconcerting that two of their establishment lions have broken ranks and are backing Democratic candidates in competitive races. The latest apostate is former senator John Warner of Virginia, who announced this week he is backing incumbent Democratic senator Mark Warner for reelection. He is thus giving the back of his hand to former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie, a former George W. Bush adviser, who has a decent shot at winning and is no wild-eyed...
  • AP NewsBreak: Ex-GOP Sen. John Warner endorses Dem (moderates helping democrats)

    01/27/2014 11:30:45 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 1/27/14 | Larry O'Dell
    <p>Former Republican Sen. John W. Warner on Monday endorsed his Democratic successor over a past national GOP chairman in the race for the U.S. Senate seat he held for 30 years.</p> <p>Warner told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he is supporting Sen. Mark Warner, who is being challenged by Ed Gillespie in November's election. The Warners are not related.</p>
  • Democrats hypocrisy on Bolton exposed

    05/04/2005 11:58:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies · 789+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 05/05/05 | Joel Mowbray
    Democrats' hypocrisy on Bolton exposed Joel Mowbray May 5, 2005 Call it the tale of two confirmation hearings. Two of the four men most recently nominated to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations found their candidacies challenged, though they could not have faced more different receptions.  Both men were supremely qualified, but the similarities end there. The divergent paths for each reveal Democrats' rabid partisanship and belies their claims that they oppose John Bolton on the grounds that character matters. Six years ago, Foreign Service veteran Richard Holbrooke was awaiting Senate confirmation.  As former a ambassador to Germany,...
  • Pew Environment Group Launches Project (Mark Warner, R)

    07/25/2009 12:30:25 PM PDT · by TWohlford · 6 replies · 414+ views
    Pew Charitable Trusts ^ | 25 July 09 | Pew Charitable Trusts
    Pew Environment Group Launches Project to Highlight Link Between National Security, Energy, Climate Change The Pew Charitable Trusts has announced a new project designed to gather and share with the public viewpoints on the critical links between national security, energy, and global warming. Former Senator John Warner (R-VA) will work the Pew Environment Group on the Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate, which will bring together science and military policy experts to examine new strategies for combating climate change, protecting national security, increasing energy independence, and preserving the nation's natural resources. Warner will work exclusively with state and...
  • Gore, Gingrich return to debate on unequal terms

    04/25/2009 1:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 889+ views
    Once powerful rivals and leaders in their own parties, Al Gore and Newt Gingrich were anything but equal in their return Friday to Capitol Hill to debate the very future of Planet Earth. The Democrats running the House made sure of it. This time, the face of the 1994 Republican Revolution wasn't allowed to share the stage with Gore, the Democrats' Nobel-and-Oscar-winning hero. Instead, Gingrich waited his turn before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in an anteroom, as Gore and his on-camera partner, retired Sen. John Warner of Virginia, appeared first. Yes, Warner is a Republican, but he earned...
  • Beware of Cap and Trade Climate Bills

    02/26/2009 4:26:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 549+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | December 6, 2007 | by Ben Lieberman
    America's Climate Security Act of 2007 (S. 2191), sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA), is the latest and fastest-moving "cap and trade" bill introduced in Congress this year. All such climate change measures warrant careful scrutiny, as they would likely increase energy costs and do considerably more economic harm than environmental good. A Costly Proposition These measures would set a limit, or cap, on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use. The effect of such a cap would be to impose rationing of coal, oil, and natural gas on the American economy. Each covered utility, oil...
  • John Warner: 30 years in U.S. Senate

    12/21/2008 4:53:45 PM PST · by King of Card Games · 42 replies · 1,386+ views
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | December 21, 2008 | Tyler Whitley
    WASHINGTON The reminders of public service are coming out of the office of Sen. John Warner, who leaves the Senate on Jan. 3 after 30 years: A chair used by Teddy Roosevelt at a peace conference in 1905. An oil painting by Winston Churchill. A metal fragment of a Scud missile. A stone from the ancient Roman Senate. Pictures with presidents and admirals. Colorful still lifes by Warner himself. A mounted smallmouth bass. Battle flags. The resolution, drafted by Warner, to go to war against Iraq in the first Gulf War. The office overlooking the Capitol from the Russell Senate...
  • U.S. Sen. John Warner declines to endorse Jim Gilmore (Upset over Gilmore's criticism of Bailout)

    10/05/2008 4:08:11 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 28 replies · 697+ views
    http://hamptonroads.com ^ | October 5, 2008 | By Warren Fiske
    Retiring U.S. Sen. John Warner on Saturday voiced disappointment in fellow Republican Jim Gilmore's efforts to succeed him this fall and declined to endorse him. Instead, Warner suggested that he may wind up backing Democrat Mark Warner in the race. The two Warners are not related. John Warner took exception to Gilmore's strong condemnation of a $700 billion Wall Street rescue package that was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday and signed by President Bush. "I'm disappointed that he spoke against the rescue package that's vital to Virginia and vital to the nation," John Warner said during a...
  • GOP's Warner Hesitant to Back Gilmore, Citing Bailout Stance (Warner voted for Bailout)

    10/05/2008 2:58:09 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 478+ views
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | Sunday, October 5, 2008 | By Tim Craig
    RICHMOND, Oct. 4 -- Retiring Sen. John W. Warner said Saturday that he has not decided whether to vote for the Republican seeking to replace him, citing James S. Gilmore III's opposition to the $700 billion federal bailout of the credit markets. In a conference call with reporters, Warner (R-Va.) held out the possibility that he will vote for Democrat Mark R. Warner. The two Warners, who are unrelated, ran against each other in a 1996 Senate campaign but have since become friends. "I'm watching that race, following the positions of the two candidates," John Warner said. "There are cases...
  • John Warner might vote for Democrat (does this surprise anyone?)

    10/04/2008 4:01:21 PM PDT · by personalaccts · 22 replies · 556+ views
    www.politico.com ^ | 10/4/08 | Mike Allen
    John Warner might vote for Democrat By MIKE ALLEN | 10/4/08 1:55 PM EDT Text Size: Retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) beat his Democratic opponent, Mark R. Warner, by 6 percentage points in the Old Dominion’s “Warner vs. Warner” race of 1996. Now, he might cross party lines and vote for him. Mark Warner, who went on to become a popular governor, is running to succeed John Warner in the Senate. Mark Warner’s opponent is another former governor, James S. Gilmore III, a Republican who has received little support from the state’s power structure and lags by 26 points...
  • John Warner might vote for Democrat

    10/04/2008 11:03:36 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 33 replies · 775+ views
    John Warner might vote for Democrat By MIKE ALLEN | 10/4/08 1:55 PM EDT Retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) beat his Democratic opponent, Mark R. Warner, by 6 percentage points in the Old Dominion’s “Warner vs. Warner” race of 1996. Now, he might cross party lines and vote for him. Mark Warner, who went on to become a popular governor, is running to succeed John Warner in the Senate. Mark Warner’s opponent is another former governor, James S. Gilmore III, a Republican who has received little support from the state’s power structure and lags by 26 points in a...
  • Sen. Warner avoids backing would-be GOP successor

    08/08/2008 10:19:24 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 219+ views
    http://thehill.com/leading-the-news ^ | 06/04/08 | By J. Taylor Rushing and Aaron Blake
    A sitting senator resisting to back the party’s choice to succeed him would be extraordinary in itself, but Warner’s seat also is a top target for Democrats next year looking to increase its majority in the Senate. The once-reliably Republican commonwealth has gradually been tilting toward the Democratic column in recent years. Junior senator Jim Webb (D) surprised many by narrowly defeating incumbent Republican George Allen in 2006, for example. Warner has history with both of his potential successors. Democrat Mark Warner, Virginia’s governor from 2002 to 2006, narrowly lost to the senator in a 1996 bid for his seat....
  • Let’s all say it: ‘I can drive 55’ (Useful Idiot Alert)

    08/06/2008 12:15:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 119 replies · 109+ views
    News Times ^ | Aug. 6, 2008
    When John Warner revved up an idea to look into the possibility of reactivating a national speed limit on federal highways – reminiscent of the action taken during the energy crisis of the 1970s – the U.S. Senator from Virginia hit on a plan that has real merit in relation to today’s crippling escalation of fuel prices and the nation’s unhealthy reliance on foreign oil. Slowing down makes sense on several fronts: • Driving at even a few miles per hour less than 65 mph increases the fuel efficiency of vehicles and reduces gas and diesel consumption. Across the nation,...
  • Americans can fend for selves

    08/05/2008 8:54:47 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 115+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 5, 2008 | Editorial
    The government class — liberals and self-styled conservatives alike — seems incapable of grasping that Americans can solve the problems of the day simply by acting in their own interests. Thus does government always feel the urge to "do something" even when the public manifestly has "done something." When it comes to cutting fuel consumption in times of high prices, soaring demand and increasingly unreliable supply, you might say that train already has left the station. The numbers are staggering. Through May, Americans drove 50 billion fewer miles in 2008 than in the corresponding period in 2007, says the Federal...
  • 'Gays' crossing the Delaware? Attempt to welcome open homosexuals into Armed Forces

    07/19/2008 12:04:55 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 73 replies · 156+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 7/19/08 | Star Parker
    The House Armed Services Committee has scheduled the first hearings to review the "don't ask don't tell" law since it was enacted in 1993 under President Clinton. The law disqualifies homosexuals from serving in the military. Individuals are deemed homosexual, according to this law, if they publicly state so. However, the military is prohibited from asking. Thus, "don't ask don't tell." Activists are now pushing for change to allow homosexuals to serve openly. The discussion we can anticipate will be technical. Does the presence of openly homosexual soldiers undermine "cohesiveness" of units, morale and discipline? How would retention rates of...
  • McCain Drops Cap and Trade?

    07/12/2008 8:34:58 AM PDT · by Need4Truth · 57 replies · 81+ views
    globalwarming.org ^ | July 10, 2008 | Lawrence Kudlow
    After writing favorably about Sen. McCain’s recent economics speeches, where he clearly shifted toward the supply-side both on tax cuts and producing more energy, I went back last evening and carefully read his 15-page policy pamphlet called “Jobs for America.” Here’s what I found: There is no mention of cap-and-trade. None. Nada. There is a section about “Cheap, Clean, Secure Energy for America: The Lexington Project.” But that talks about expanded domestic production of oil and gas, as well as the need for more nuclear power and coal along with alternative sources. Then it has the $300 million battery and...
  • Senator Calls for Halt to Automobile Travel as Oil Conservation Measure

    07/09/2008 10:37:36 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 24 replies · 81+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 7 July 2008 | John Semmens
    Senator John Warner (R-Virginia) suggested that Congress consider banning unnecessary automobile travel in order to help save gasoline. “In 1974, when we faced oil prices of $12 per barrel, Congress set a national 55 mph speed limit,” Warner remembered. “Studies showed that this saved 167,000 barrels of oil per day and reduced highway fatalities by an estimated 4,000 per year. Now, with oil prices more than ten-times higher we need more drastic action.” Under Warner’s proposal all non-essential automobile travel would be banned. A “Bureau of Travel Permits” would be established within the Department of Transportation and charged with determining...