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  • Book: Valerie Jarrett got Biden 'psychiatric help' for 2016

    10/10/2015 2:36:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/09/15 | Eddie Scarry
    **SNIP** Jarrett has denied that she leaked any damaging information about the Clintons. "I'm trying to light a fire under Joe," Jarrett is quoted as saying in the book, which claims Obama sees Biden as the best person to carry on his legacy.
  • Joe Biden changes story on Osama bin Laden raid

    10/20/2015 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 18 replies ^ | 1:13 PM ET, Tue October 20, 2015 | Laura Koran, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden offered an account Tuesday of the decision to launch the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that differed from some of his previous retellings -- and from Hillary Clinton's. His remarks come as he considers facing off against the former secretary of state in the 2016 presidential race, and they seem to signal that he sees his earlier stance on the raid as a potential liability.
  • Joe Biden’s Israel stunner: American Jews should let Israel protect them

    03/29/2015 6:05:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Salon ^ | 3-29-15 | Corey Robin
    "No matter how deeply involved you are in the U.S. … there’s only one guarantee ... and that's the state of Israel" In the April issue of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg reports on a remarkable incident last fall at the residence of Vice President Joseph Biden. Speaking before guests—including leaders of Jewish organizations and Jewish officials in the Obama administration—invited to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Biden recalled meeting Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir when he was a young man in the Senate: “I’ll never forget talking to her in her office with her assistant—a guy named Rabin—about the Six-Day War,” he...
  • Republicans criticize Rice over Iraq, Iran, Hamas

    02/15/2006 10:29:50 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 29 replies · 1,034+ views
    AP ^ | February 15 2006
    Republican senators criticized the Bush administration Wednesday over its policies in Iraq, Iran and the Palestinian territories, as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's first testimony on Capitol Hill in months exposed her to a tough grilling from some members of her own party. "I don't see, Madame Secretary, how things are getting better. I think they're getting worse in Iraq, they're getting worse in Iran," Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., told Rice as she appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Rice also had a tense exchange with moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., over the pace of progress toward Israeli-Palestinian...
  • Ex-Clinton aide secretly met with Iranian officials in summer 2012

    12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Vice President Biden’s national security adviser met with Iranian officials as far back as the summer of 2012, a new report reveals. Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. This would mark one of the earliest in-person meetings the U.S. held with Iran in recent years. Sullivan joined the State Department in 2009 and served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as deputy chief of staff for policy. Although he moved to the White House in February, he continued to partake in backchannel discussions with Iran. The AP...
  • The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up

    11/02/2012 12:18:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    November 2, 2012 The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up By Pat Buchanan 11/2/2012   On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed. At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city. "When that occurred," says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military...
  • Col David Hunt transcript: Real-Time Proof of Benghazi Negligence and Cover-up

    10/18/2012 3:22:56 PM PDT · by thouworm · 137 replies
    Howie Carr interview with Col David Hunt ^ | October 12, 2012 | Col David Hunt
    Fox military analyst Col. David Hunt checked in with us again after the revelation that there were multiple listening posts which heard the cries for help from the US Embassy in Libya, and none of them did anything.
  • Vice-President Biden says Republicans voted for $500 trillion dollar tax cut

    10/26/2012 10:30:36 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 26, 2012 | GOP RapidResponse
  • Bill Ayers and Barack Obama To Mandate Reading Of The Communist Manifesto

    10/27/2008 6:12:02 PM PDT · by writer33 · 60 replies · 1,535+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 10/27/08 | Chris Davis
    Chicago—In what could only be interpreted as stabbing American parents in the back, Bill Ayers and Senator Barack Obama, D-IL, plan to mandate the reading of The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx in all public schools upon his election as President of the United States. Elective Decisions has learned—through an anonymous spokesperson at the Heritage Foundation—that Bill Ayers would be tapped to head up the Department of Education, thereby changing American schools from within. According to Bill Ayers, this is the kind of policy that is bold and would insert “a little anarchy” into American schools. “This is a huge...
  • The VP Debate: Odd Moments

    10/04/2008 6:57:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,303+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2008 | Ruth Marcus
    Sen. Joseph Biden was illogical on the matter of gay rights. “Look, in an Obama-Biden administration, there will be absolutely no distinction from a constitutional standpoint or a legal standpoint between a same-sex and a heterosexual couple,” Biden said in answer to a question about whether he supported equal benefits for same-sex couples. He went on to invoke the Constitution three more times. “The fact of the matter is that under the Constitution.... same-sex couples should be able to have visitation rights in the hospitals, joint ownership of property, life insurance policies, et cetera. That's only fair.” And, “It's what...
  • Biden: Americans Want a Sleepover With People They Like

    09/15/2008 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Baladas · 74 replies · 308+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 14, 2008 | ABC News staff
    Americans just want to have "a sleepover with people they like," said Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., Sunday, accusing Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., of being "divorced" from the nation’s economic woes. "Just the other day Sen. McCain confessed and I quote, 'It's easy for me to go to Washington and frankly be divorced from the day-to-day challenges of the American people,'" Biden said.
  • Sen. Joseph Biden - Bearing false witness...

    08/28/2008 8:28:50 AM PDT · by AuntB · 89 replies · 1,199+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | Aug. 28, 2008 | TheTownCrier
    In 1972 Sen. Joseph Biden, the Democrat nominee for vice President, lost his wife and young daughter in a car accident. Losing your family in a auto accident is a gut wrenching tragedy, to be sure. No one underestimates that and no ever blamed Mrs. Biden for the accident. Right up there with despicable things one human can do to another, is falsely accusing the innocent of a crime. “Bearing false witness” is even in the 10 commandments, but Mr. Biden’s feigned Catholicism doesn’t let that stop him. Last night CBS Inside Addition reports, “In a striking moment in December...
  • Biden has deep ties to Rezko accomplice

    08/26/2008 8:14:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 171+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 25, 2008 | DAVE MCKINNEY
    JOSEPH CARI : 30-year friend of VP pick guilty in kickback scheme . No matter what help Barack Obama might get from Sen. Joseph Biden, his newly named vice presidential running mate won't give Obama much cover on the Tony Rezko front. Biden has described himself as a 30-year friend of a key figure in the Rezko trial who's pleaded guilty to a federal extortion charge in Chicago and is awaiting sentencing. When the Delaware senator began contemplating his own 2008 presidential run, he initially was helped by Chicago lawyer Joseph Cari Jr., who also served as Biden's Midwest field...
  • Reax To Biden Pick

    08/25/2008 8:59:30 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 4 replies · 99+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 25, 2008 | The Stiletto
    With Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) as Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) running mate, you have a two-senator ticket - all talk, no executive action; no “favorite son” advantage in a key swing state with a huge chunk of votes in the electoral college, and a man whom voters resoundingly rejected when he was running for the top spot against Obama. So what does Biden do for Obama? Many Dems and Repubs, political operatives, and Senators who have served with both men were remarkably similar in their verdicts: Obama is clearly unqualified for the presidency, and Biden will help him close the...
  • BREAKING: Laura Ingraham subbing for BOR on FNC says Obama plane just landed in Delaware (Biden?)

    08/22/2008 5:27:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies · 902+ views
    Fox News | 8/22/08 | self
    Anyone else hear anything more?
  • Senators in Emergency Landing

    02/21/2008 2:12:04 PM PST · by afortiori · 37 replies · 117+ views
    AP ^ | February 21, 2008
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Helicopters carrying three senior U.S. senators made emergency landings Thursday in the mountains of Afghanistan because of a snowstorm. Sens. John Kerry, Joseph Biden and Chuck Hagel were aboard the aircraft. No one was injured, according a statement from Kerry's office. The senators and their delegation returned to Bagram Air Base in a motor convoy, and have left for Turkey. "After several hours, the senators were evacuated by American troops and returned overland to Bagram Air Base, and left for their next scheduled stop in Ankara, Turkey," the Kerry statement said. "Sen. Kerry thanks the American troops,...
  • All candidates accept debate offer from ABC, WMUR (New Hampshire primary)

    12/27/2007 1:40:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 803+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | December 27, 2007 | Garry Rayno
    MANCHESTER – Republican presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney yesterday agreed to participate in the WMUR/ABC/Facebook presidential debates just three days before the primary Jan. 8. They join fellow Republicans John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson in officially agreeing to the debates scheduled for Jan. 5 at St. Anselm College. The forums begin at 7 p.m. Bartlett said all the major Democratic and Republican candidates’ campaigns have been involved in discussions about the debates. Democratic presidential candidates who have committed to the debates include Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Chris Dodd, Joseph Biden...

    07/23/2007 9:15:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 477+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | July 23, 2007 | Matt Drudge
    WHO WON THE DEM YOUTUBE DEBATE? Biden 10% 2,213 Clinton 14% 2,955 Dodd 5% 990 Edwards 5% 989 Gravel 7% 1,624 Kucinich 11% 2,388 Obama 41% 8,860 Richardson 8% 1,723 Total Votes: 21,742
  • Did the 4 Albanian terrorists have connections to Holbrooke, Clark?

    05/09/2007 4:34:42 AM PDT · by dj_animal_2000 · 26 replies · 3,675+ views
    Serbianna ^ | May 8th, 2007 | M. Bozinovich
    Did the 4 Albanian terrorists have connections to Holbrooke, Clark? May 8th, 2007 According to Bloomberg the Kosovo Albanians that were planning to kill as many Americans as possible are: Dritan Duka, 28; Shain Duka, 26; Eljvir Duka, 23. Agron Abdullahu, 24. Bloomberg says that: The Dukas and Abdullahu are ethnic Albanians from the former Yugoslavia [read: Muslim-dominated Kosovo], U.S. officials said. The Duka brothers operated roofing businesses based in Cherry Hill… and Abdullahu worked at a supermarket, according to authorities. Now, the New Jersey is stone throw from New York where the big-dog in the roofing business among the...
  • De-authorizing Iraq (Robert Novak on the US Senate)

    02/26/2007 7:06:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 992+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | February 26, 2007 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic senators this week will face trouble trying to cleanse themselves of the stain left by voting for President Bush's Iraq war resolution. Republican senators who have turned against U.S. military intervention in Iraq are not interested in bailing out Democrats by approving their proposal to repeal the 2002 authorization passed overwhelmingly by Congress. As Congress returns this week from the year's first recess, authorization repeal is supposed to be attached to the bill containing homeland security recommendations by the 9/11 commission. But Sen. Norm Coleman, who has become prominent among Republican critics of Bush's war policy, told...
  • Democrats back away from Iraq plan

    02/26/2007 4:34:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 29 replies · 964+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | February 26, 2007 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders backed away from aggressive plans to limit President Bush's war authority, the latest sign of divisions within their ranks over how to proceed. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday he wanted to delay votes on a measure that would repeal the 2002 war authorization and narrow the mission in Iraq. Senior Democrats who drafted the proposal, including Sens. Joseph Biden of Delaware and Carl Levin of Michigan, had sought swift action on it as early as this week, when the Senate takes up a measure to enact the recommendations of the bipartisan...
  • The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American Lobby

    01/24/2007 2:21:05 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies · 2,457+ views
    Original FReeper research | 01/24/2007 | Fedora
    The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American LobbyBy Fedora In 1979, Rockefeller representatives launched an unsuccessful operation to lobby the Carter administration in support of the Shah of Iran, who was seeking safe haven in the wake of a coup by Islamic revolutionaries. Codenamed Project Alpha, the operation was spearheaded by Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with support from oil lobby lawyer John McCloy. Although Project Alpha won the support of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, it met opposition from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and failed to win...
  • US, India to be closest nations by 2020: Biden

    12/01/2006 2:19:29 PM PST · by Gengis Khan · 76 replies · 1,926+ views
    The News (Pakistan) ^ | Dec 2006 | Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman
    WASHINGTON: A powerful US senator has a “dream” that could become a nightmare for peaceful countries like Pakistan, China and Iran with no history of aggression against their neighbours. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware), the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told an Indian weekly: “My dream is that in 2020 the two closest nations in the world will be India and United States. If that occurs, the world will be safer.” Referring to the “decades of mistrust and suspicion” between India and United States, Biden said “This is the single most important relationship that we have to get right...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 10/7 - 10/8/06 (not the live thread)

    10/06/2006 5:32:15 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 58 replies · 2,287+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 10/6/05 | Network and Cable News
    Preview and analysis for Weekend Talk Shows, 10-1-06 and 10-8-06 It's week five of the drive by media campaign to win back power in Washington for those who truly deserve it (in their minds), the Dhimmicrats.  This week the attention shifts away from President Bush, because their lame but continuous attacks were beginning to work for him.  Instead they are starting to point out to the ignorant boobs out there that the Republicans are really the party of homo values, kiddie porn, dirty talk and probably worse things, like drugs or even (horrors) rock and roll!  They fully expect all...
  • VIDEO:BIDEN: 'You cannot enter a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have an India Accent

    07/06/2006 12:44:35 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 66 replies · 3,413+ views
    What a guy!
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)

    06/23/2006 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 34 replies · 944+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/23/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (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.Sunday Shows for 6-25-06 ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: What is wrong with these Democrats?  We hand them the election on a silver platter and they just screw it up!Bush has had two good weeks - it's time to bring out the big guns and knock that fool down a peg Topics: Iraq Withdrawal?: In a pair of exclusive...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 6/17 - 6/18/06 (not the live thread)

    06/17/2006 8:05:38 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 33 replies · 1,241+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/17/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for Saturday June 17th and Sunday June 18th, 2006 (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) 'This Week' will NOT air on Sunday, June 18, due to ABC's coverage of World Cup soccer. 'This Week' returns on Sunday, June 25ABC This Week comment web page CBS Face The Nation (Bob Schieffer) Meme: Big couple of weeks for Bush in Iraq, so what's wrong with this picture?Tony...
  • 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...
  • Kerry "troubled" by Hayden CIA nomination [has "serious reservations" about President Bush's....]

    05/08/2006 10:35:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 1,624+ views
    Kerry "troubled" by Hayden CIA nomination May 8, 2006 NASHUA, N.H. --Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry says he's troubled and has "serious reservations" about President Bush's nomination of General Michael Hayden to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Kerry says his concerns stem from Hayden's involvement in the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program, which Hayden used to oversee as the former head of the National Security Agency. Kerry made the comments to reporters after speaking at a convention of New Hampshire's professional fire fighters association in Nashua. Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden also is scheduled to speak at the convention. Biden...
  • Satire News: Democrats Divided on Biden Proposal

    05/03/2006 2:40:14 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 2 replies · 119+ views
    Adam's Blog ^ | 05/03/2006 | Adam Graham
    I saw this story in the Washington Times and boom, instant inspiration for a parody. National Democratic leaders yesterday shied away from Sen. Joseph Biden's (D-De.) call to divide the United States into three regions by 2008. "You can't just do it; you have to arrive at agreements to do it," said Vietnam War Veteran and Senator John Kerry (D-Ma.). "I'm a man of action who understands that we don't need concrete plans to solve our problems, we need to talk about having concrete plans to do so." Biden has called for dividing the United States into regions of Left...
  • Sen. Joe Biden: ‘No One Believes the President'

    04/20/2006 1:50:09 PM PDT · by joyspring777 · 72 replies · 1,984+ views ^ | 4-20-06 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., says President Bush has no credibility among leaders of foreign nations when it comes to discussions of foreign policy. Biden, appearing on MSNBC’s "Imus in the Morning" show, said Bush lost credibility when weapons of mass destruction were not found in Iraq and his reluctance to apologize for "coming clean on Iraq” is hurting the nation’s reputation abroad. "The president has yet to be straight with the American people on what the deal in Iraq is,” Biden said. "All the way back since Abu Ghraib, the president has yet to be straight about the mistakes he...
  • Kerry Considering Biden, Armitage for Possible Cabinet

    10/22/2004 9:57:49 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 31 replies · 1,311+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 | NA
    If John Kerry becomes President he will find himself on the horns of a dilemma - which close friend to ditch when he chooses a new Secretary of State. According to today's Washington Post, Kerry would pick his national security team within a few weeks after winning the White House and two of his closest friends, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) or Richard Holbrooke reportedly want the job of running the State Department.
  • Biden Silent on Reid Stepping Down

    01/29/2006 2:28:02 PM PST · by george76 · 232 replies · 9,393+ views
    Red State ^ | Jan 29th, 2006 | Nick Danger
    Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) failed today to address rumors that Nevada Senator Harry Reid will step down next month as Senate Minority Leader. Reid has been stung by revelations that his political action committee (PAC) accepted more than $60,000 in contributions from Indian tribes linked to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Appearing on CNN's Late Edition, Biden avoided discussing either the Reid situation or any upcoming changes in Senate Democratic leadership. Reid is no stranger to scandal, having been the subject of a 1979 Justice Department probe into allegations that Reid — then Nevada Gaming Commission chairman — had received bribes...
  • Let's All Just Get Along - (David Limbaugh on Biden; true liberal intentions for SCOTUS nominees)

    07/18/2005 7:56:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 573+ views
    The Senate's most self-satisfied senator, Joseph Biden, has established a website asking citizens to join him in pressuring President Bush to pick a liberal Supreme Court nominee so that a contentious confirmation battle can be averted. Well, yes, I'll admit he didn't quite put it that way, but if the Left's currently favorite sycophant, Joe Wilson, is entitled to spurts of "literary flair," why shouldn't the rest of us be as well? Let's look at what Biden actually said because it is revealing of the liberal Democrat mindset toward the judiciary, the Constitution and the will of the people. Biden...
  • Dean doesn't speak for whole party, some Democrats say - (losing traction even with his own party!)

    06/06/2005 3:19:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 863+ views
    BOSTON GLOBE.COM ^ | JUNE 6, 2005 | A/P
    Dean has said Republicans never made an honest living in their lives and House majority leader Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence. DeLay has not been accused of any crime. Dean ''doesn't speak for me with that kind of rhetoric, and I don't think he speaks for the majority of Democrats," Biden, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said yesterday on ABC's ''This Week." While discussing the hardship of working Americans standing in long lines to vote, Dean said Thursday, ''Republicans, I guess, can do that because a...
  • Judicial Confirmation Hypocrisy-(Dems pontificating on "NO Filibuster," when they had majority)

    05/19/2005 1:01:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 898+ views
    As the Senate moves closer to a vote on the Constitutional Option – a vote to end the filibusters against President Bush’s judicial nominees – Senate Democrats have ramped up their rhetoric in an effort to defeat the measure. But it was these very same filibustering Senators who once argued that judicial nominees deserved up-or-down votes on the Senate floor. Don’t take our word for it. Here they are, in their own words… Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) "What I am saying to my friend is that in addition to what I have just said, we now have 30 nominations...
  • BBC: Bush pressured to drop UN choice ~~ BBC is really campaigning against Bolton...

    05/13/2005 12:20:40 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 708+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 13 May, 2005, 04:57 GMT 05:57 UK | staff
    Bush pressured to drop UN choice President George W Bush is coming under increasing pressure to withdraw his nomination of outspoken conservative John Bolton for UN ambassador. A leading Democrat senator, Joe Biden, told the BBC the time had come for Mr Bush to think again about his choice. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee declined on Thursday to back Mr Bolton, who has been plagued by charges of bullying and arrogance. A key Republican senator said Mr Bolton was the wrong man for the job. The BBC's Justin Webb in Washington says it is highly unusual for a committee...
  • Bolton and his enemies - (Biden thwarting vote once again; Thursday vote in doubt)

    05/08/2005 10:35:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 870+ views
    On Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on President Bush's nomination of John Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations. But that is now in doubt, as Sen. Joseph Biden, the panel's ranking Democrat, warns that Democrats might seek another delay in voting on this nomination that was originally scheduled for a vote three weeks ago. The pretext for the Biden complaint is that the State Department hasn't provided evidence of how Mr. Bolton used intelligence information in his speeches. Although Sen. John Kerry, another member of the Foreign Relations Committtee's anti-Bolton bloc, could not...
  • Biden's Nuclear Option - (great friend of Iran's mullocracy)

    04/25/2005 9:32:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 741+ views
    AMERICAN SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | APRIL 26, 2005 | The Prowler
    While Sen. Joseph Biden has been one of the most vocal critics of Sen. Bill Frist's plans to employ the so-called "nuclear option" to end Democrats' use of the filibuster to block President Bush's judicial nominees, he is less concerned about Iran going "nuclear," and has perhaps encouraged Iran's pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. Recently, Biden sat down for an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace and stated that nuclear weapons in the hands of the Iranians was unacceptable. Yet this is the same who Biden has gone out of his way to reach out to Iran's mullahs and...
  • THE NEW WORLD DISORDER - George Soros behind Bolton Opposition

    04/11/2005 4:17:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 1,225+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | APRIL 11, 2005 | Editor
    Billionaire globalist George Soros is helping to lead the opposition to John Bolton becoming the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, says watchdog group Accuracy in Media. Bolton, who has served as undersecretary of state, today is facing questioning from senators before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as part of his confirmation process. Bolton's candidacy "is the biggest battle over a nomination that we have seen in years," said Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid. "But the Big Media have refused to identify the role of George Soros in orchestrating the opposition to Bolton." AIM says the pro-world government...
  • Senators Denounce U.S. on Iraq Rebuilding

    09/15/2004 5:02:37 PM PDT · by TexKat · 29 replies · 4,644+ views
    AP ^ | 9/15/04 | KEN GUGGENHEIM
    WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday denounced the Bush administration's slow progress in rebuilding Iraq, saying the risks of failure are great if it doesn't act with greater urgency. "It's beyond pitiful, it's beyond embarrassing, it's now in the zone of dangerous," said Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., referring to figures showing only about 6 percent of the reconstruction money approved by Congress last year has been spent. Foreign Relations Committee members vented their frustrations at a hearing where the State Department explained its request to divert $3.46 billion in reconstruction funds to security and economic development. The money...
  • Sens. Durbin & Biden Slam ashcroft! (Google News link)

    06/09/2004 7:04:11 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies · 213+ views
    our democratic senators are finally applying the desperately needed checks and balances regarding the out of control and lawless bu$hit administration! in regard to the ridiculous stonewalling and secrecy over their absurd torture memos: "Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) warned Ashcroft that his refusal might have consequences. In one testy exchange, Biden snapped, "Well, general, that means you may be in contempt of Congress." "You've got to have a reason not to answer our questions, as you know from sitting up here," Biden told Ashcroft, a former senator. "If such a memo existed . . ....
  • Legal Watch Dog Group CREW Alleges Cheney Leaked Classified Information, Breaking Federal Law

    01/28/2004 10:16:08 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 17 replies · 784+ views
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | 1/28/04
    Jan. 28, 2004--Earlier today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a non-profit legal watchdog group, sent a letter to President Bush asking that he call upon the White House Counsel to investigate Vice President Cheney's confirmation of leaked classified information in an interview with the Rocky Mountain News on January 9, 2004. Federal law prohibits leaking classified information. Confirming information that has already been leaked is also prohibited. In his Jan. 9th interview, Mr. Cheney referred his interviewer to a story that appeared in The Weekly Standard's November 24, 2003 issue. The story, written by Stephen F. Hayes, discussed...
  • UPDATE 1-Lawmakers see chance for U.S. loans to Iraq

    10/02/2003 2:13:59 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies · 202+ views ^ | Thu October 2, 2003 04:42 PM ET | Vicki Allen
    WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Lawmakers who want Iraq to repay the United States for its reconstruction voiced growing confidence on Thursday that the U.S. Congress will make part of the $87 billion bill for Iraq in the form of loans, defying President George W. Bush. Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives worked to stem a push among their own members to make Iraq use its future oil wealth to repay some or all of the $20.3 billion Bush has proposed to rebuild it. But a spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, said...
  • Delaware Sen. Biden still mulls presidential bid (Another loser may join the bunch!)

    06/17/2003 6:51:36 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 167+ views
    Newszap ^ | 6/17/03
    WASHINGTON - Delaware's senior U.S. senator plans to stay on schedule and not decide until the fall whether to launch a second presidential campaign.But could waiting that long doom his candidacy?Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., D-Del., said he has not been swayed to speed up his timetable even though the current field of Democratic hopefuls has grown to at least seven and supporters have urged him to run.When discussing a possible bid, Sen. Biden has said a factor would be whether any of the Democratic candidates has "caught fire" with voters.So far, none of the Democratic candidates seems to have...
  • Biden May Still Make Democratic Presidential Bid

    06/01/2003 4:42:24 PM PDT · by Brian S · 26 replies · 400+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06-01-03
    — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden said on Sunday he may yet join the Democratic field of presidential contenders, asserting a decision this fall won't be too late for him to win the party's nomination. On CBS' "Face the Nation," the six-term Delaware Democrat said he still was considering making a run for the White House and would announce a decision early in the fall. There already are nine Democrats vying to challenge President Bush in 2004. Asked if such a late start at fund raising and organizing for a nationwide campaign would doom his bid, as has...
  • RAVE Act- So the Democrats are protecting our civil liberties?!?

    04/07/2003 6:45:37 PM PDT · by Buckeye Bomber · 5 replies · 182+ views
    The National Review ^ | January 30th 2003 | Glenn Reynolds and Dave Kopel
    When John Ashcroft was nominated for attorney general, his political enemies spent a lot of time mocking him for belonging to a denomination that does not allow its members to engage in dancing. Since taking office, Mr. Ashcroft has done absolutely nothing to infringe upon the rights of people who like to dance. Tom Daschle, however, is now pushing legislation that could send dance promoters to federal prison for up to 20 years. Daschle's anti-dancing legislation is a mean-spirited assault on youth culture, and an extreme violation of principles of federalism. Last year, there was a big push in Congress...
  • Senate Panel Debates Military Action on Iraq

    07/31/2002 1:34:55 PM PDT · by Conagher · 6 replies · 247+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2002 04:21 PM ET | David Storey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former top U.N. weapons inspector told a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday Iraq's weapons program is an active threat but the international community should give Saddam Hussein another chance to let inspectors in "before taking other measures." Former U.N. weapons inspector Richard Butler testified at the opening of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on whether to move forcibly to oust the Iraqi president. With the world on edge over possible U.S. action after repeated remarks by President Bush, Butler doubted Saddam would make sufficient conciliatory gestures to avoid an American attack. The former head of...
  • ABC 2004: The Invisible Primary (How the Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Doing)

    05/29/2002 3:45:27 PM PDT · by Timesink · 20 replies · 1,126+ views ^ | May 29, 2002 | Mark Halperin, Elizabeth Wilner and Marc Ambinder
    ABC 2004: The Invisible PrimaryBy Mark Halperin, Elizabeth Wilner & Marc Ambinder U P D A T E D May 29 — Since we last published our Invisible Primary Ratings in February, we've had a big cattle call, a fundraising disclosure deadline, and at some point along the way, a silent but unmistakable go-ahead for the Democratic field to frontally attack the wartime President they hope to replace. All six of the top-tier contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, plus the upwardly mobile (ratings-wise) Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, have stepped up their criticisms of President Bush. Former Vice President...