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  • ‘Tucker Carlson’ Gives Fox News Historic Ratings Boost (biggest ratings month ever)

    11/30/2016 5:59:56 PM PST · by drewh · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:17 PM 11/30/2016 | Christian Datoc
    Fox News just made history. According to figures from Nielsen Media Research, Fox averaged 3,283,000 primetime, viewers in November — a 71 percent jump from November 2015 — making it the highest-rated primetime month since 2012. Fox’s numbers more than doubled the combined totals from CNN and MSNBC — 1,529,000 and 1,335,000 respectively — over the same timeframe. The network also posted monumental numbers for daytime viewers. Its 1,966,000 average made it Fox’s second-highest rated month for daytime viewers. FNC notably saw a substantial bump at the 7:00 pm, EST time slot, now occupied by former “Fox & Friends” host...
  • Random thought vanity on John F. Kennedy, Jr

    05/14/2016 11:09:58 AM PDT · by ResisTyr · 93 replies
    14 May 2016 | ResisTyr
    Just a random thought for the day...I believe there's a good possibility that had JFK, Jr. not died, he may very well have become POTUS by now...or possibly be Trump's opponent this time around.
  • Watch: Donald Trump, Jr. Rally in Elko, NV (2-22-16) 2016 CAMPAIGNDONALD TRUMP

    02/22/2016 5:37:18 PM PST · by iontheball · 5 replies
    Right Side Video ^ | February 22, 2016 | Right Side Video
    Right Side live video of town hall conducted by Donald Trump, Jr. in Elko, NV.
  • Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    01/06/2016 5:43:29 PM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 6th, 2016 | Mike Oz
    Of the 32 names on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, only two were approved Wednesday by baseball writers to join the immortals inside Cooperstown: Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. They're two iconic sluggers of the 1990s with 1,057 homers between them, whose paths will cross again when they're inducted July 24. Griffey, on his first ballot, earned 99.3 percent of the vote, a total that surpasses Tom Seaver's record of 98.84 in 1992. Griffey missed three ballots. Piazza, in his fourth Hall of Fame campaign, received 83 percent, up from the 69.9 percent that left him outside of...
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Slams Confederate Flag: ‘Offensive To An Entire Race’

    06/27/2015 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 153 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 6/27/15
    NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt, Jr. opened up in a recent interview, discussing his strong opinions about the Confederate flag. When topic was raised by reporters at the Sonoma Raceway on Friday, the 40-year-old stock car driver did not bite his tongue when supporting the need to remove it. “I think it’s offensive to an entire race. It does nothing for anybody to be there flying, so I don’t see any reason.” Dale Earnhardt, Jr. further identified the one place where he feels the Confederate flag belongs and should remain. “It belongs in the history books and that’s about it.” USA...
  • Pelosi Statement on the Observation of Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day

    01/19/2015 12:21:46 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Nancy Pelosi ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | Nancy Pelosi
    Jan 16, 2015 Press Release Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616 San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day, which is observed on Monday, January 19, 2015. “The Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. is an American hero who dedicated his life to moving our country closer to living up to our ideals. As a courageous organizer and compassionate faith leader, Dr. King spoke out on the major challenges of the 20th century, advocating for the end of segregation, economic exploitation, and war. “This weekend, communities throughout the United...
  • BREAKING: DeBlasio’s Father Backed Appeasing Hitler in 1938 #NYPD

    01/01/2015 8:36:33 AM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Gotnews ^ | December 28, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Bill DeBlasio’s father, Warren Wilhelm, supported the appeasement of Adolph Hitler in an October 26, 1938 debate... DeBlasio’s father, then a Labor member of the Yale Political Union, gave a stirring speech in favor of appeasing Hitler. ... The New York Times didn’t reveal DeBlasio’s father’s appeasement views ahead of the 2013 mayoral election.
  • Watch RFK, Jr. lose it at climate change march when confronted about his hypocrisy

    09/22/2014 8:07:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies ^ | 9/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    By Rick Moran Michelle Fields of PJTV interviewed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the climate march yesterday and corned him about his hypocrisy regarding the use of his cell phone and car. After issuing standard rant against oil companies, including his citing the preposterous figure of $4 trillion spent on the wars for oil over the last decade, Kennedy was asked if he had a cell phone or an iphone.
  • Jewish Center Shooter Glenn Miller Was in Witness Protection Program

    04/16/2014 6:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr., from Aurora, Missouri, founded and built the only White people’s party ever in the U.S. – the White Patriot Party – between 1980 to 1986, with a peak membership of around 5000. On Sunday Glenn Miller shot three people dead outside two Jewish Centers in Overland Park, Kansas. After going underground, Glenn Miller was arrested on April 30, 1987 in Ozark, Missouri, on numerous Federal criminal charges in the company of three other men (Tony Wydra, Robert “Jack” Jackson, and Douglas Sheets), who were also taken into Federal custody. Glenn Miller (with bullhorn), who headed the...
  • The IRS Is Targeting Sarah Palin’s Father!

    01/15/2014 12:35:59 AM PST · by onyx · 100 replies
    RightWingNews ^ | January 14, 2014 | John Hawkins
    There should be people going to jail over the IRS targeting conservatives like this. Sarah Palin’s brother, Chuck Heath Jr., posted this note on Facebook on January 11, 2014: My father, who worked multiple jobs and faithfully and honestly paid his taxes for fifty years, had never heard a word from the IRS. In 2008, his daughter was tapped to run for vice president of the United States. Since that time, he has been, in his words “horribly harassed” six times by the agency. They’ve tried to dig up something on him but he’s always operated above board. Government...
  • Ted Cruz stalker inspired by Democratic Party messaging materials

    10/21/2013 12:26:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 20, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The man under FBI investigation for making violent threats against Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was inspired to encourage violence by Democratic Party messaging efforts. Troy Gilmore, Jr., who identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Navy, is under FBI investigation for possible violent threats on Twitter against Republican senator Cruz. The FBI has communicated with Gilmore as part of the investigation and is monitoring for possible violence inspired by Gilmore’s online writings. “Given this is a security matter, all I can say is that we have notified the appropriate authorities of the threats,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told...
  • Preparing For Divorce? Christians and American Empire

    09/14/2013 6:18:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 14Sept13 | Jeff Wright Jr.
    Christians in the United States are witnessing a subtle but mounting transformation in our relationship with the American empire. Some would say the changes are not so subtle. Believers have enjoyed an enviable status throughout the history of this country, largely due to our own efforts in helping to secure certain liberties during it’s founding decades. These “unalienable Rights” were seen, not as rights created by Government, but as gifts given to mankind by the Creator. The Bill of Rights, for example, was composed in order to impel the government to secure rights which already existed. This climate of liberty...

    08/28/2013 5:21:21 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 8 replies
    Jeremiah 23 ^ | 599 BC | Jeremiah
    I HAVE DREAMED , I HAVE DREAMED “ Mine heart within me is BROKENBECAUSE of the prophets;all my bones SHAKE ;I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome ,BECAUSE of the LORD,and because of the words of his holiness. For the land is FULL of adulterers ;for because of SWEARINGthe land mourneth ; the pleasant places of the wilderness are DRIED UP ,and their course IS EVIL,and their FORCE is NOT RIGHT. For BOTH prophet and priest ARE PROFANE ;yea, in MY househave I found THEIR WICKEDNESS,saith the LORD. WhereforeTHEIR WAY shall be...
  • Dem to Judge: Go Easy on Jackson Jr., the ‘Highlight of Our Karaoke Nights’

    05/08/2013 5:55:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Rep. Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio) has asked a federal judge to show leniency in the sentencing of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D., Ill.), describing him as the “highlight of our karaoke nights” in a letter, the Huffington Post reports: “Not only is he highly intelligent, he is charming and entertaining,” Fudge wrote. “When things got tough or extremely difficult on the House floor, we could count on Jesse to bring levity to an otherwise daunting situation with a bad joke or a one-man skit. Jesse was the highlight of our karaoke nights and always made everyone feel like...
  • Feds believe Jesse Jackson Jr. got tip about probe into his finances

    11/27/2012 10:00:03 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 15 replies
    Chi Suntimes ^ | November 27 | NATASHA KORECK
    Sources with knowledge of the probe told the Chicago Sun-Times that investigators believe Jackson had learned of the federal scrutiny of his financial activity prior to his June 10 leave from Congress. The sources said it didn’t necessarily mean the tip was from an investigative source, saying it was possible the congressman received a tip from someone who was notified about the probe, possibly through a subpoena. While Jackson, a South Shore Democrat, eventually released information concerning his health, he did not publicly disclose he had knowledge of the federal probe until last Wednesday — the day he submitted a...
  • Jackson Jr.’s mom: He’s had years of ‘enormous disappointment’

    07/13/2012 5:46:29 PM PDT · by Charlemagne on the Fox · 71 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | July 13, 2012 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mother, Jacqueline Jackson, told a Rainbow/PUSH conference Friday that her son has suffered years of “enormous disappointment.” “I’m not ashamed to say ... he thought he was going to be a senator. He thought he was going to have a chance to run for mayor. And young people don’t bounce back from disappointments like me and my husband" she said. . . .
  • For a Soaring Political Career (Jesse Jackson, Jr.), Uncertain Turns

    07/13/2012 7:09:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | July 13, 2012 | MONICA DAVEY
    CHICAGO — A few years ago, the political career of Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr. was soaring. His appeal had long since crossed race and class lines — a Barack Obama before anyone heard of Barack Obama — and he seemed destined for a political future that could reach higher and wider than that of his father, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate whose name he shared. But Mr. Jackson’s prospects have tumbled precipitously since the end of 2008. Most recently, Mr. Jackson, 47, has been absent from Congress since June 10, and in the last few weeks...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. takes medical leave of absence

    06/25/2012 6:13:09 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 6-25-12 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO—U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who defeated a primary challenge this year despite being the target of a House ethics investigation, has been on a medical leave for two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion, his office announced Monday. In a three-sentence news release, Jackson's office disclosed that the Democrat went on leave June 10 but did not provide further details, including how long he would be away. In the release, he asked that his family's privacy be respected.
  • Donald Payne Jr. wins Democratic nomination for House seat (NJ 10 As far left as Father?)

    06/05/2012 7:14:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger
    The Associated Press has called the 10th Congressional District primary race for Newark City Councilman Donald Payne Jr. Payne Jr. out-raised, outspent, and in the end, out-campaigned fellow City Councilman Ron Rice and State Sen. Nia Gill, his two biggest challengers in a heated race to succeed his father, U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Sr., who died in March after a battle with colon cancer. Payne won in the 10th District, which carries parts of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties. The seat was vacated when his father, Rep. Donald Payne Sr. died in March after a battle with colon cancer. Now...

    04/22/2012 1:38:48 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 115 replies
    Book excerpt from Pages XI thru XXIII | WND Books; 1st edition (2011) | Dr. Jerome R. Corsi
    <p>The following is an excerpt from Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President.</p> <p>It's the "Introduction" from Pages xi thru xxiii .</p> <p>Who is Barack Obama, and why is the American public forbidden from examining key documentation from his past?</p>
  • Newt Gingrich Statement on the Passing of William F. Buckley, Jr.

    01/13/2012 11:07:42 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 7 replies
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | February 27, 2008 | Newt Gingrich
    From writing books, to creating, leading and sustaining National Review Magazine, to his 33-year run as the host of Firing Line on television, Bill Buckley became the indispensable intellectual advocate from whose energy, intelligence, wit, and enthusiasm the best of modern conservatism drew its inspiration and encouragement. It was not until William F. Buckley, Jr., founded National Review Magazine in 1955 that the tide began to slowly turn for conservatives. National Review was a lonely voice of conservatism in an overwhelmingly liberal establishment. Buckley began what led to Senator Barry Goldwater and his Conscience of a Conservative that led to...
  • Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s ‘Green’ Company Scored $1.4 Billion Taxpayer Bailout

    11/16/2011 11:30:52 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | Wilton Hall
    President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company, BrightSource, through a loan guarantee issued by a former employee-turned Department of Energy official. It’s just one more in a string of eye-opening revelations by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer in his explosive new book, Throw Them All Out. The details of how BrightSource managed to land its ten-figure taxpayer bailout have yet to emerge fully. However, one clue might be found in the person of Sanjay Wagle. Wagle was one of the principals in Kennedy’s firm who raised money for Barack...
  • Let's Slay the Dreamer Say Cain Naysayers

    11/09/2011 11:41:31 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 19 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 11-9-11 | Alveda King
    Once again, the American Dream is under attack. Cain naysayers hope to 'slay the dreamer.' The establishment is horrified by Mr. Cain because of what he represents. Mr. Cain is the epitome of the American dream; he grew up poor, worked his way up to success through hard work using a work ethic he inherited from his father and mother. He's a true bootstraps story. Mr. Cain is the fulfillment of Dr. Martin Luther King's dream. He lived the Black American experience in the South and, by the content of his character - not the color of his skin, he...
  • When Obama Met Martin Luther King In the Oval Office

    10/16/2011 12:49:10 PM PDT · by clove · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | October 16, 2011 | Juan Williams
    This Sunday President Obama will celebrate the opening of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. with a speech to be televised nationally. It is a moment rich in history – the first black president dedicating the first national monument to the power of a black minister born at time of racial segregation and who never held high office, led no army to victory and had no wealth. Dr. King is honored for the power of his words, his Christian appeals for equality in the name of America’s enduring, inspiring capacity to right the wrongs of the...
  • TNT gives series order to 'Dallas' reboot -- FIRST PHOTO

    07/09/2011 3:30:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    It’s official: TNT is bringing back Dallas, and with original series stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray. The 1980s hit will get a modern makeover on the cable network, which just gave its new version of Dallas a 10-episode series order (full official description below). But you don’t have to wait until next summer, when the series debuts, to get a look at the show: TNT will give viewers a preview of the pilot on Monday night during the season premieres of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles. “TNT has explored the possibility of an updated version of...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. wants the Constitution changed so that every kid has the right to an ipod

    03/09/2011 4:07:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    you tube ^ | 3/9/11 | Jesse Jackson Jr.
    I’m completely speechless. What? What did he say? Really?
  • GOP picks up endorsement in Jackson Jr.'s district (BIG NEWS!!!)

    10/20/2010 6:29:27 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 10 replies
    WEHT ^ | 10/19/10 | AP reporter
    TINLEY PARK, Ill. (AP) - Political newcomer Isaac Hayes has picked up a suburban Chicago newspaper's endorsement in Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s district. The (Tinley Park) SouthtownStar calls the youth ministry planner dynamic, thoughtful and sincere. The newspaper says Hayes is well suited to hit the ground running in Washington. The SouthtownStar's editorial board says it has generally endorsed Jackson over the 15 years he's been in office. But it says there are too many questions about Jackson's connections to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption case and other ethics allegations. Hayes is a Republican who's recently been getting more...
  • Nine Members of a Militia Group Charged with Seditious Conspiracy and Related Offenses

    03/29/2010 2:33:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 87 replies · 2,081+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Nine Members of a Militia Group Charged with Seditious Conspiracy and Related Offenses Six Michigan residents, along with two residents of Ohio and a resident of Indiana, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials, and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade and FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena announced today. The five-count indictment, which was unsealed today, charges that between August 2008 and the...
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Blames Fairness Doctrine Abolishment for Conservatism Popularity

    03/25/2010 8:20:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies · 827+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 25, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    It looks like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is running for the office of chief censor. He absolutely hates the free flow of ideas and makes it plain in this Digital Journal article about his appearance on the same London, Ontario stage where ironically two days earlier Canadian university officials attempted to censor Ann Coulter. Kennedy, upholding that same spirit of censorship, blames the abolition of the Fairness Doctrine for the rise of political views that don't fit into his liberal world vision: Hero of the right, President Ronald Reagan, is no hero to Kennedy. "He had the gift of making...
  • Global Fraud

    12/01/2009 6:02:59 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 2 replies · 275+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 12/1/09 | Alaphiah
    Science has been Corrupted! Take the subject of Global warming for instance, for years the “experts” tried to force this kind of groupthink psychological idea on us that the earth was in danger because of the actions of mankind. (see story) They invented a name for it by calling it “Climate Change” and they set out to use their post graduate degrees to manipulate the data, the dialogue and the laws/policies that were meant to control the entire world population. Knowing that it is our normal inclination to defer to authorities these “experts” used that knowledge against us to refute...
  • Man On Terror Watch List, Murder Suspect Arrested

    09/06/2009 7:27:56 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 6 replies · 1,391+ views
    WYFF News 4 Digital Reporter ^ | 9/4/09 | Sean Muserallo
    Both Men Arrested During 'Operation Rolling Thunder' SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Spartanburg County Sheriff called a week-long special traffic enforcement effort named Operation Rolling Thunder a success. Spartanburg County was just one of several agencies from across the state that took part in the week-long enhanced traffic effort along I-85 and I-26. Some of the people pulled over during the effort were wanted on serious charges.
  • Eury Jr. out as crew chief for slumping Earnhardt

    05/28/2009 10:15:42 AM PDT · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 18 replies · 760+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 05/28/2009 | Jenna Fryer
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)—Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new crew chief starting with this weekend’s race at Dover because of a slump that has dragged deep into the season. Tony Eury Jr. was removed as crew chief of Earnhardt’s No. 88 team Thursday. The two are cousins and have worked together during Earnhardt’s entire career.
  • Bill Buckley -- greatly missed

    02/27/2009 1:30:25 PM PST · by opineapple · 8 replies · 346+ views
    Fri, 02/27/2009 He died a year ago today. William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of the modern conservative movement and of its intellectual journal of opinion The National Review, was the catalyst who gave conservatives in this nation the courage to take back a government which had spiraled out of control since FDR and his New Deal. Bill succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Ronald Reagan became President and gave us those sweetly remembered halcyon days. Compared to today under the new FDR those days seem like paradise. The government that conservatives fought so hard and so long to get...
  • What really happened with Jackson Jr., feds

    12/22/2008 6:14:28 AM PST · by randita · 8 replies · 990+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times12/22/08 ^ | 12/22/08 | Chris Fusco and Tim Novak
    What really happened with Jackson Jr., feds Congressman talked with authorities about Blagojevich but never met them face-to-face December 22, 2008 There has been a lot reported about U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s cooperation with authorities since Jackson's name surfaced in the investigation of Gov. Blagojevich's alleged scheme to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. But some reports seem to have drawn too much from Jackson's initial statements that he'd been helping federal authorities look into possible wrongdoing by the governor. Some news reports strayed so far that Jackson's spokesman, Kenneth Edmonds, felt the need to clarify...
  • Islamists' Catch-22

    07/07/2008 12:48:07 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 8 replies · 450+ views ^ | July 07, 2008 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    Islamists' Catch-22 Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. Try a little thought experiment. What would have happened in this country during the Cold War if the Soviet Union successfully neutralized anti-communists opposed to the Kremlin’s plans for world domination? Of course, Moscow strove to discredit those in America and elsewhere who opposed its totalitarian agenda – especially after Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s excesses made it fashionable to vilify patriots by accusing them of believing communists were “under every bed.” But what if the USSR and its ideological soul-mates in places like China, North Korea, Cuba, Eastern Europe and parts of Africa had been...
  • Ten Most Tragic Celebrity Air Accidents

    07/07/2008 1:04:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 124 replies · 281+ views ^ | 06/20/2008 | Alec Rosekrans
    5. John F. Kennedy, Jr.- July 16, 1999 Jfk2 John F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the 35th president, died along with his wife Carolyn Bessette when their plane crashed into the Atlantic en route to Martha’s Vineyard. Kennedy was piloting his Pipier Saratoga II HP on a dark and hazy night when the crash occurred. It is believed that Kennedy, who had not yet been qualified for instrument flight rules conditions, was likely disoriented by the conditions.
  • Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. dies

    05/16/2007 7:07:23 AM PDT · by bedolido · 19 replies · 1,242+ views
    nwcn ^ | 05-16-2007 | Staff Writer
    ATLANTA - Yolanda King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest child who pursued her father's dream of racial harmony through drama and motivational speaking, has died. She was 51. King died late Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., said Steve Klein, a spokesman for the King Center. The family did not know the cause of death, but relatives think it might have been a heart problem, he said. Martin Luther King's daughter Yolanda Denise King, Jan. 19, 2007.
  • Wartime 'Agitation' ('Civil War' vs. WoT 'copperheads')

    02/27/2007 12:23:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 808+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 22, 2007 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    I began this column last week with a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln in which harsh treatment was deemed warranted for congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military. It turns out to have been a paraphrase of our 16th president's attitude toward those who engage in such behavior, rather than a direct quote. I regret the error and should, instead, have used the following, verbatim excerpt from a letter President Lincoln wrote in June 1863, as Robert E. Lee's army was on the march north to the fateful battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Lincoln...
  • Ford Jr. to teach public policy at Vanderbilt

    01/15/2007 3:06:08 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 13 replies · 479+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 1/15/07 | Dakarai Aarons
    Harold Ford Jr. might be coming to a classroom near you, at least for some lucky Vanderbilt students. The Nashville university announced today the five-term former congressman has taken a position as a visiting professor of public policy. Ford will teach a seminar called "Foundations of American Political Leadership," starting next week. "Vanderbilt is a world-class university, and I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to teach at this wonderful place," Ford said in a news release. Numerous attempts to reach him this afternoon were unsuccessful. Ford, a Memphis Democrat, held the Ninth Congressional District seat in the...
  • Another Senate seat might tempt Ford (JR)

    12/11/2006 4:43:15 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 44 replies · 1,344+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/11/06 | Richard Locker
    Alexander's term expires soon, but the challenge is formidable NASHVILLE -- If U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. decides to run again for the Senate in 2008, he'll find a different political landscape. And it could be less hospitable, political experts say. Even so, the Memphis Democrat's loss by only 2.7 percentage points -- 49,935 votes -- to Republican Bob Corker last month would still leave him a viable candidate to take on Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., whose first term ends in two years. Ford said he hasn't made his mind up yet about what he'll do when his 10-year career...
  • Down to the wire, Corker hears concerns over negative ads

    11/06/2006 4:11:50 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 16 replies · 690+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/6/06 | Richard Locker
    SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Republican Bob Corker attended church services here Sunday morning, then rallied supporters in Morristown and Knoxville before heading to a late-night Nashville rally with Sen. John McCain or Arizona. Across East Tennessee over the weekend, Corker heard a polite earful from voters sick of the sharply negative TV ads of both campaigns and their national parties. Corker agreed, disavowing some of the ads aired against Democratic rival Harold Ford Jr. by the national Republican Party. He said in Morristown that if he wins Tuesday's U.S. Senate election, he wants to examine what Congress can do to curb...
  • Bob Casey and the NAACP

    11/03/2006 8:32:32 AM PST · by tort_feasor · 11 replies · 694+ views ^ | 11/03/06 | Santorum Blog
    Bob Casey has an interesting relationship with the NAACP. He’s currently a member, which is fine. But that doesn’t really exempt him from skipping out on their events, like a candidate forum. The other three statewide candidates where there. But he claimed he was too busy with Senator Barack Obama in Pittsburgh. The only trouble is that Obama was in California. The man who’s schedule is tightly held secret had something else going on. More important than trying to earn the black vote. And if you’re going to lie about where you were, why would you lie with a very...
  • Church rally draws fire (Clinton stomps for JR)

    11/01/2006 4:15:44 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 19 replies · 747+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/1/06 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- The director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State says the IRS should examine the use of a church today for Harold Ford Jr.'s rally with former president Bill Clinton in Memphis. "This sounds like the manipulation of a church for a clearly partisan, political purpose," Barry W. Lynn said Tuesday. Lynn is both a minister and a lawyer. His organization warned Tennessee churches in September of potential violations of the tax code involving political advocacy. "In the last seven days of a U.S. Senate campaign, I think it is positive that we are having...
  • Campaign HQ Ford Style (Photos: Ford's Campaign AT Voting Locations)

    10/24/2006 2:18:37 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 22 replies · 2,246+ views
    Blue Collar Republican ^ | October 23, 2006 | John Farmer
    People who are not familiar with Memphis and Shelby County politics might be a little put off with how we do things in this corner of the State. It may surprise some that the best place to have your campaign headquarters is at an early voting location. That way you have a place to stage your buses and be on hand for anyone who might want to vote. Deep in Ford Country Harold Ford, Sr. likes to use the Pyramid EV location located at 3rd and Beltz. It is right across the street (Beltz) from the Ford campaign center and...
  • Justice Department Should Investigate Hillary Clinton's Brother, Anthony Rodham, for Brokering

    10/19/2006 11:44:01 PM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 3 replies · 1,050+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | October 16, 2006 | Judicial Watch
    Rodham Allegedly Received Fraudulent Loan as Payment for Securing Pardon Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced last week that it filed a formal request with the U.S. Department of Justice, calling for a criminal investigation into the reported activities of Hillary Clinton and her brother, Anthony D. Rodham, former President Clinton, and Vonna Jo Gregory, former owner of the carnival company, United Shows International. Recently released court documents provided new details concerning a scheme involving Anthony Rodham, who allegedly received $107,000 in fraudulent loans from United Shows International as compensation for securing a...
  • Nashville Scene Asks: Is Harold Ford Jr. Just Another Ford ?

    10/12/2006 11:00:58 AM PDT · by colonel mosby · 41 replies · 1,170+ views
    The Nashville Scene ^ | October 12, 2006 | Jackson Baker
    Even as his poll numbers were beginning to mount last month, allowing him to catch and surpass Republican Bob Corker and to cast his net wide for Democrats of all stripes, Congressman Harold Ford Jr. still reserved the right to make an exception.
  • Controversy in Ithaca, NY Continues Over Renaming State Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Street

    10/05/2006 1:04:40 PM PDT · by trane250 · 41 replies · 875+ views
    WENY-TV, Elmira, NY ^ | 10/04/06 | Erin Billups
    Ithaca Street Re-Naming Aims To Honor Dr. King Erin Billups A group of Ithaca residents want to rename a well-known street to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but some residents say it's too much of burden. Since 2004, members of Ithaca’s Circle of Recovery, a group of young minority men, has been working with other supporters to change State Street, to Dr. King Street. They say it's a way for the city to recognize its minority population and Dr. King 's message of hope. "We need something to be proud of and especially young people, because they feel very,...
  • Ford: Corker is a "wimp"

    09/27/2006 7:45:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 923+ views
    AP ^ | 9/27/6 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    NASHVILLE— Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. called his Republican opponent Bob Corker a "wimp" on Tuesday for not agreeing to more debates. The candidates had an awkward meeting at the Nashville City Club in which Ford encouraged Corker to add a Knoxville debate to the three already scheduled. Corker responded that "we may have to talk about that," adding that he is looking forward to debating Ford in his hometown of Memphis. The other debates are scheduled for Nashville and Chattanooga, where Corker was mayor from 2001 to 2005. "We're the Volunteer State; we're not the wimp state,"...
  • Following the Money [Harold Ford, Jr.]

    09/26/2006 8:41:19 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 217+ views
    VOLuntarilyConservative ^ | 9/25/6 | Rob Huddleston
    In between daily doctor's appointments for the VOLConWife and more football games than most people could stand, more than a few people spoke with me this weekend about the U.S. Senate race. My conclusion? Harold Ford is galvanizing Republican support for Bob Corker. Two areas that each voter mentioned in regards to their newfound support for Corker were 1) Ford's poor choice to film one of his negative ads against Corker in a church and 2) Ford's money pipeline from out-of-state sources. On the former issue, I wasn't sure at first how Ford's use of a church to attack a...
  • Ford brands Corker ad a 'lie' (JR)

    09/09/2006 9:38:21 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 33 replies · 1,364+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 09/09/06 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE -- Democratic senatorial candidate Harold Ford Jr. charged Friday that opponent Bob Corker's new statewide TV ad saying that Ford voted against reauthorizing the USA Patriot Act is a "lie." The Memphis congressman's remarks followed a news conference at the Tennessee Vietnam Veterans Memorial here where he and about two dozen military veterans announced formation of a Veterans for Ford group. Ford rejected claims by Republican Corker that he has a "weak record in protecting America," including the charge in a new Corker TV ad that Ford voted against renewing the Patriot Act. The anti-terrorism law originally passed following...