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  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson On Junior (no prison visit from pops yet)

    11/09/2013 2:40:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Northern Public Radio ^ | 11/07/13 | Amanda Vinicky
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he has not visited since his son reported to federal prison late last month. **SNIP** "Well his health has been recovering and that has been, as father, the most important thing to me. He has been diligent in doing his work. And I have nothing further to say about that," Rev. Jackson said at the Capitol Thursday (11/7).
  • California College Forbids Passing Out Constitutions...On Constitution Day

    09/19/2013 12:52:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    http://thefire.org ^ | September 19, 2013
    In a stunning illustration of the attitude taken towards free speech by too many colleges across the United States, Modesto Junior College in California told a student that he could not pass out copies of the United States Constitution outside the student center on September 17, 2013—Constitution Day. Captured on video, college police and administrators demanded that Robert Van Tuinen stop passing out Constitution pamphlets and told him that he would only be allowed to pass them out in the college’s tiny free speech zone, and only after scheduling it several days or weeks ahead of time. The Foundation for...
  • Jacksons' fate a question of time (Guilty perps not 'run-of-the-mill tax cheats')

    08/11/2013 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/11/13 | Katherine Skiba
    **SNIP** The Jacksons will learn their fate Wednesday after a fall from grace in which he quit Congress and she resigned from the Chicago City Council and both pleaded guilty to felonies involving a spending spree with $750,000 in campaign cash. **SNIP** Berman agreed with a point made by Jackson Jr.'s lawyers, who told the court: "The harsh spotlight of the media that has followed him at every step of the investigation, his plea and his sentencing has already punished Mr. Jackson and his family immeasurably." Berman said the Jacksons, not being "run-of-the-mill tax cheats," had endured stigma and loss...
  • Jackson (Junior) campaign misses another federal report deadline

    08/06/2013 5:44:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/05/13 | Katherine Skiba
    <p>According to FEC records, the campaign has missed its last three report deadlines and has not filed a disclosure since December, a few weeks after Jackson resigned from office.</p> <p>The FEC's warning letters have gone to Jackson's treasurer, Vickie Pasley, a Chicago attorney. "It is important that you file this report immediately," a commission official wrote her Friday when it sought financial information for this year's second quarter.</p>
  • Plenty of question marks in Jackson's final House financial disclosure

    08/01/2013 2:56:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/01/13 | Katherine Skiba
    Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has filed his final House financial disclosure report more than six months late, a filing that sheds little light on how he will pay a $750,000 forfeiture for looting his campaign treasury. **SNIP** The Tribune reported last month that Jackson Jr. appears eligible for federal disability payments of $8,700 a month, or 60 percent of his congressional pay. That works out to $104,400 a year, though payments in later years would drop to $69,600 annually. On top of the financial hit from his criminal case, Jackson Jr. could have another one: a possible $200 late...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. has concussion

    10/11/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT · by alancarp · 37 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | 10/11/2012 | AP SOURCES
    CONCORD, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a concussion and will sit out the next two Sprint Cup races at Charlotte and Kansas. The injury ends NASCAR's most popular driver's championship chances this season.
  • American Jobs Act Point By Point

    09/08/2011 7:47:58 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 61 replies · 1+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 9/8/2011 | guardian.co.uk
    Here is Obama's plan.I did a search looking for this and I am not kidding the American alphabet media were having thrills posting only news headlines and articles on how great it is. The UK paper posted it.It was embargoed until after his speech. Click below to read the PDF easier reading version. American Jobs Act
  • A quarter of junior doctors drop out of NHS training as EU ruling limits time spent on wards

    09/06/2010 8:35:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/6/10 | Paul Bentley
    An EU ruling that limits the amount of time junior doctors spend on wards during the day has led to almost a quarter dropping out of NHS training after two years. And of those trainee doctors who do continue their training, more than a fifth are now turned down because they lack sufficient skills or experience. The findings come from first survey into doctors’ training since the chaotic introduction of a European directive which has put a cap on the working hours of junior doctors. Under the Working Time Directive, which was fully implemented in the NHS last August, junior...
  • Junior Gotti says he may write true crime stories (Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, Look out!)

    01/16/2010 9:11:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 379+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – Now that the government has given up trying to put him in prison, John "Junior" Gotti says he may leave New York and try his hand at writing true crime stories. The son of notorious Gambino boss John Gotti held a celebration dinner Friday at a restaurant in Westbury on Long Island. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that after a series of hung juries they wouldn't seek a fifth retrial against the younger Gotti, who says he quit the mob in 1999. ... He says it may be "better for everybody" if he moves away.
  • Video: Harold Ford says, “I would have voted for torture”

    05/12/2009 8:34:00 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 1,043+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 12, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    And, of course, Chris Matthews goes apoplectic, while Chris Cillizza wisely stays on the sidelines — and, one presumes, jots down notes quickly for a Fix update. Matthews starts spluttering about “Cheney talk” and completely misses Ford’s point, which should shock no one (via Instapundit):
  • Seeking FReeper thoughts to help us make sense of this -- "Voting" in a Junior HIgh Election

    03/28/2009 9:16:51 AM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 27 replies · 723+ views
    n/a | Personal Vanity
    Please share your thoughts with me after reading the following: Background: Private co-ed Christian school. 65 students in this grade level. Student elections for Student Council. Positions on the Council: Two Officers & unknown number available for specific events. 11 students running - all girls. All students required to make one poster and give one short speech to the 8th grade class. FFw to speech & election day. All students presented their speeches. Prior to students returning to their respective classrooms to cast their votes, the students were told that the ballots would have all 11 girls' names listed. Each...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.: 'I want my name back'

    12/12/2008 6:09:38 PM PST · by melt · 43 replies · 1,273+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 12/12/08 | cnn.com
    CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Friday that he was fighting to get "my name back" after he was identified as "Senate Candidate 5" in a criminal complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says neither he nor any emissaries offered favors in exchange for a Senate appointment. Jackson, the son of famed civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and a six-term Democratic congressman from Chicago, had publicly sought to succeed President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. Jackson had talked to Blagojevich, the person with the sole power to make the appointment, on...
  • Attorney: US Rep. Jesse Jackson is ’Candidate 5’

    12/10/2008 8:37:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,798+ views
    CHICAGO (AP) – A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says the congressman is the “Senate Candidate 5” mentioned in the federal corruption complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Attorney James D. Montgomery Sr. said Wednesday that Jackson never had a “pay-to-play” conversation with Blagojevich. The governor is accused of trying to profit from his authority to appoint a replacement to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat. Montgomery says Jackson “never authorized anyone to seek the governor’s support” for anything of value. And he says Jackson isn’t aware of any associates having made such an overture on his behalf.
  • Caption this pic! [Osama bin Laden's son]

    11/09/2008 5:01:32 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 48 replies · 307+ views
  • Jesse Jackson junior equates McCain and Lott to Obama and Ayers

    10/13/2008 5:42:21 AM PDT · by Billg64 · 10 replies · 299+ views
    10/13/08 | billg64
    I just caught Jesse Jackson junior on CNN; he was commenting on how unfair it is that McCain's campaign is bringing up Ayers, when after all Obama was only eight during his bombing days. He equates Sen. McCain's senatorial relationship with Trent Lott and Strom Thurmond with Obama's relationship with Ayer's et. al. This line of reasoning is poor on so many levels. Neither Thurmond nor Lott ever blew up any buildings. Neither Thurmond nor Lott are or ever were communists. McCain was never a "community organizer" alongside either of these people. Ayers was never elected to office. The most...
  • Former Rep. Ford Jr. Says Tinker Ads Show She's "Run Out of Legitimate Arguments"

    08/07/2008 3:01:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 1,897+ views
    With only hours to go before the polls close, former 9th District congressman Harold Ford Jr., now head of the Democratic Leadership Council, has joined in on the mounting chorus of criticism of recent TV ads by Nikki Tinker, who is challenging current incumbent Steve Cohen in today's Democratic primary. Ford's statement is as follows: "Whenever race, religion or gender is invoked in a political contest, it generally means the candidate has run out of legitimate arguments for why he/she should be elected. Communities and nations are always made weaker when political figures try to divide us for political advantage....
  • Junior Marines keep MNF-W supplied

    10/12/2007 5:16:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 125+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Ryan M. Blaich
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 12, 2007) -- Minutes away from the armed gates that lead into the villages and cities of Iraq’s Al Anbar Province, Marines work long hours, supplying units with everyday essentials and gear needed for combat. Without their hard work and tireless dedication, war efforts would slow, transition would start to backslide and progress would halt. Without them, units would struggle to get by, and though this job does not come with many purple hearts or combat action ribbons, those who work here know they are the bloodline to the mission in Iraq. The Marines of Multi...
  • ‘Junior’ Set to Drive National Guard Car in 2008

    09/20/2007 5:30:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 168+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Bob Haskell, USA
    DALLAS, Sept. 20, 2007 – Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose family’s name is part and parcel with American motorsports legend, will drive the Chevrolet the National Guard will sponsor in NASCAR’s top-level Sprint Cup series in 2008. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (left) will drive the National Guard car next year in NASCARS’s top-level Sprint Cup series for Hendrick Motorsports. He stood with Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, director of the Army National Guard, and Rick Hendrick, Hendrick Motorsports owner, in Dallas where the announcement was made on Sept. 19, 2007. Photo by Master Sgt. Bob Haskell, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Black pastor says Obama no 'ambassador of the faith'

    08/11/2007 5:07:22 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 16 replies · 1,368+ views
    onenewsnow.com ^ | 08/11/07 | Jim Brown
    A prominent black Christian pastor says Barack Obama (D-Illinois) made "an inept attempt to be a theology major" in Thursday night's Democratic presidential forum on homosexual issues. During Thursday's forum, Obama was asked by one of the moderators why many black churches remain strongly opposed to homosexuality. Moderator Jonathan Capeheart of the Washington Post then referred to such opposition as "homophobia." Obama responded to the question by saying some black pastors "have elevated one line of Romans over the Sermon on the Mount." Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., who chairs the High Impact Leadership Coalition, says Obama is an intelligent man...
  • {Harold, Jr.} Ford gets Merrill Lynch post

    02/14/2007 3:32:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 45 replies · 1,086+ views
    NASHVILLE — Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. has been named a vice chairman and senior policy adviser at Merrill Lynch & Co., the biggest U.S. retail brokerage, the company announced today. The 37-year-old Ford, who lost a narrow U.S. Senate race last year to Republican Bob Corker, will advise senior management on domestic policy issues, serve as a member of the company’s public policy committee and work on business development initiatives among other things, the company said. He will maintain offices in Nashville and New York. "We are delighted to have a dynamic, energetic visionary like Harold Ford...
  • Climate change concerts 'to dwarf Live Aid'

    02/09/2007 1:41:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies · 1,986+ views
    Financial Times ^ | February 9, 2007 | Carlos Grande and Fiona Harvey (took two to write this)
    A series of concerts "bigger than Live Aid" is being planned for July, in a bid to put the subject of climate change before an audience of a global audience of 2bn. The event, scheduled for July 7, will feature co-ordinated film, music and television events in seven cities including London, Washington DC, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and Kyoto, with major broadcasters and media owners aiming to extend the reach of public awareness of global warming. It is understood that former US vice-president Al Gore, whose movie An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change to cinema audiences last year,...
  • Ford vs. Alexander: Not

    01/17/2007 11:52:24 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 513+ views
    NASHVILLE — Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. said a campaign against Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander in 2008 is the last thing on his mind. "I have no plans," Ford said Tuesday after a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration with Gov. Phil Bredesen. Ford did not completely rule out a Senate bid, however. Ford, a 36-year-old Democrat, lost to Republican Bob Corker in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Republican Bill Frist by less than 3 percentage points. Many Democrats are urging him to run for another office. Vanderbilt University announced on Monday that Ford had...
  • Plenty of options await Ford -Congressman who fell short in_Senate bid will look at future races

    11/11/2006 9:33:13 PM PST · by SmithL · 76 replies · 1,327+ views
    AP ^ | 11/12/6 | BETH RUCKER
    MEMPHIS - While running for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Harold Ford Jr. became a national political celebrity and got on the cover of Newsweek magazine. But he couldn't get into the U.S. Senate, losing to the lower-key Republican Bob Corker. Now people in Tennessee are wondering what's next for the charismatic, handsome and soon-to-be former congressman from Memphis. "Whatever it is, it's going to be big and it's going to be soon," Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Bob Tuke said. Ford, trying to become the first Southern black candidate elected to the Senate since the 1870s, lost by less than 3...
  • Playboy "bunny" in anti-Ford ad says spot wasn't raci

    11/08/2006 12:38:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 75 replies · 5,223+ views
    WBIR (NBC-10) Knoxville ^ | 11/8/6 | JESSICA FENDER
    The 20-something blonde who winked into the camera and asked now-defeated U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. to "call me" isn't a bimbo, she says, she just played one on TV. Johanna Goldsmith, an Austin, Texas, actor whose appearance in an anti-Ford ad touched off a national political and racial firestorm, was contractually barred from interviews until after Election Day. She spoke to The Tennessean by cell phone today as she drove to work, car-pooling with her mother. In addition to acting, Goldsmith also translates Spanish for a Texas doctors association. She says she's "more of a conservative, quiet person"...
  • Tennessee Senate Race

    11/07/2006 6:57:56 PM PST · by GailA · 152 replies · 6,136+ views
    Local news ^ | 11/07/06 | GailA
    39% of polls reporting Corker 45% Junior 48%
  • Ford, Corker stump today in Knoxville

    11/06/2006 12:15:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 346+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/6/6 | REBECCA FERRAR,
    The U.S. Senate candidates spent Monday campaigning in Knoxville — Bob Corker with some of the top guns of the GOP and Democrat Harold Ford Jr. at "shake-and-howdy" at Calhoun’s at Bearden. Both events each drew about 100 enthusiastic supporters. Corker’s campaign stop featured Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Corker, former Chattanooga mayor, and U.S. Rep. Ford of Memphis are vying for Frist’s seat; Frist is vacating the Senate to consider a race for the White House in 2008. The election is Tuesday. Despite the dominance...
  • Harold Ford, JR's tax HIKE votes

    11/06/2006 11:24:33 AM PST · by GailA · 182+ views
    JUNIOR's tax HIKE votes:Tax Hike JUNIOR NRSC: Tax Hike Harold Ford Puts Coal in Tennesseans Stockings BAH, HUMBUG!: HAROLD “SCROOGE” FORD VOTES TO END TAX RELIEF FOR TENNESSEANS “Tennesseans just got a nice Christmas present from Tax Hike Harold Ford.” – Brian Nick, NRSC Spokesman TODAY, CONGRESSMAN HAROLD FORD, JR. VOTED AGAINST EXTENDING TAX RELIEF FOR THE HARD-WORKING PEOPLE OF TENNESSEE Ford Voted Against The “Tax Relief Extension Act” That Extends Tennessee’s Federal Sales Tax Deduction. (H.R. 4297, CQ Vote #621: Passed 234-197: R 225-3; D 9-193; I 0-1, December 8, 2005, Ford Voted Nay) * The Reconciliation Bill Included...
  • HollyWIERD supports Harold Ford, JR (D), business community supports Bob Corker (R)

    11/06/2006 5:05:31 AM PST · by GailA · 11 replies · 552+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 11/06/06
    We can't post the article due to lawsuits. Click here to read who in HollyWIERD supports JUNIOR
  • Humphrey: If you want to vote for losers, check here for list

    11/05/2006 8:49:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 563+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/5/6 | Tom Humphrey
    In response to one rather belligerently presented challenge and several curious inquiries following a recent confession by yours truly to voting bias toward losers, here's a last-minute suggestion of the loser-lovers' ticket: Jim Bryson for governor, Harold Ford Jr. for U.S. Senate, no on Amendment 1 and amendment 2 to our state Constitution. And let's throw in a couple of predictions: Democrats gain two seats in the state House, one in the Senate. Here's why: Bryson has little going for him except baseline, yellow-elephant Republicanism (worth about 33 percent of the statewide vote) and a handful of Bredesen-irritated Democrats, independents...
  • Faith continues to be issue in Senate race

    11/04/2006 6:50:07 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 510+ views
    AP ^ | 11/4/6 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    KNOXVILLE - Harold Ford Jr.'s state campaign chairman, U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis, once vowed that no Republican would ever "out-pray me or out-family me." It's a lesson Ford has taken seriously. The Democratic Senate candidate quotes Scripture, citing chapter and verse, at nearly every stop on the campaign trail, and he filmed a TV campaign ad from his home church in Memphis. He started his campaign Saturday at a prayer breakfast in Johnson City, in the state's northeastern corner, and bowed his head as more than 15 ministers laid hands on him and prayed for his election. "I just believe...
  • Corker, Ford blame other guy for attacks

    11/03/2006 10:24:39 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 456+ views
    AP ^ | 11/4/6 | BETH RUCKER
    HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - In a U.S. Senate race already dominated by verbal jabs and punches, the Republican and Democratic candidates each blamed the other Friday for initiating the negative tone. "My opponent is willing to do anything, say anything and spend any amount of money to stop change," Democrat Harold Ford Jr. said at a Hendersonville campaign stop. Republican Bob Corker said during a visit to a Memphis lunch spot that he poured $2 million of his own money into the campaign to counter attacks from national Democratic organizations eager to regain control of the U.S. Senate. He blamed Ford...
  • Polls differ in U.S. Senate race - Corker has big lead in one survey; Ford on top in a second

    11/02/2006 9:17:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 1,051+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/3/6 | REBECCA FERRAR AND TOM HUMPHREY
    Two new polls were released Thursday in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race, with one putting Bob Corker ahead with a substantial lead and the second putting Harold Ford Jr. on top. The Reuters/Zogby poll showed GOP nominee Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor, leading with 53 percent of the vote. Democratic nominee Ford, a U.S. representative, trailed with 43 percent. In the second poll, Ford led with 46 percent of the vote, compared with 40 percent for Corker. The Reuters/Zogby poll was conducted Oct. 24-30 and has a 4-point margin of error. A similar Reuters/Zogby poll in early October showed the two...
  • Clinton rallies the Democratic faithful for Ford's Senate bid

    11/02/2006 6:02:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies · 962+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/2/6 | Halimah Abdullah
    It was a revival of sorts. Former president Bill Clinton's speech to nearly 4,000 Harold Ford Jr. supporters at a Memphis church Wednesday echoed a time when Democrats had the Oval Office and the nation experienced an extended period of economic growth. But the mood just before he spoke at the Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ evoked scenes of gospel- and hosanna-filled Sunday services. The party faithful swayed, sang, waved signs and chanted "Harold Ford" and later "We love Bill." One woman swooned and spoke in tongues. Ford stepped center-stage to introduce Clinton, looked out over the...
  • Tennessee issues fly under the radar

    11/02/2006 11:33:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 618+ views
    McClatchy News Service ^ | 11/2/6 | Margaret Talev
    NASHVILLE -- The Iraq war and racism form the raw bookends of the tight U.S. Senate race in Tennessee, which could be historically significant and could make or break the Democrats' campaign to take over the upper chamber of Congress.Iraq is the dominant issue, voters told a recent McClatchy-MSNBC poll. And the Democratic candidate, U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr., 36, would be the first black U.S. senator from the South since Reconstruction. He says U.S. policy in Iraq isn't working and endorses splitting the nation into three semiautonomous regions -- for Sunni Muslim Arabs, Shiite Muslims and Sunni Kurds --...
  • Ford Claims to Be a Model He’s Not (pro-life, while voting pro-abortion)

    11/02/2006 7:05:28 AM PST · by GailA · 25 replies · 669+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/31/06 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Is the Democrat running for Senate in Tennessee just wearing a pro-life costume? “I'm pro-life, I'm pro-life, Tucker, so I mean, I don’t run from that.” So Congressman Harold Ford Jr. told MSNBC’s Tucker Carlson on Monday. It’s often been taken as a given that the attractive, smart, affable Ford is pro-life. On Fox News Sunday this past weekend Chris Wallace stated flatly in addressing Ford, “You are pro-life.” But is Congressman Ford pro-life? His record suggests otherwise. According to the National Right to Life Committee, Ford’s claim to be pro-life “is radically at odds with Ford’s 10-year voting record...
  • Clinton rallies Ford vote in Memphis

    11/01/2006 2:47:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 58 replies · 968+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/1/6 | Alex Doniach
    Former president Bill Clinton joined U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. in Memphis today at a get-out-the-vote rally with six days to go in the campaign. "I think it’s time to stop and think," Clinton said to zealous supporters who filled about three-quarters of the 4,000 seats at the Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ. "We need somebody who cares about getting people together and getting things done and about thinking." Advertisement Harold "represents the stop-and-think crowd," he added. Clinton criticized the "ideologues" in Washington and applauded the conservatives and progressives alike who "are still searching for the...
  • Corker releases new ad criticizing Ford

    11/01/2006 9:48:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 510+ views
    Nashville City Paper ^ | 11/1/6 | Christine Buttorff
    Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Bob Corker, released a new ad Tuesday, criticizing a donation to a legal fund made by his opponent, Democrat Harold Ford Jr. The $1,000 donation was made from Ford’s campaign funds to the legal defense fund for Dwain Kyles, a former campaign manager for Harold Ford Sr. Kyles was indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2003 Chicago nightclub fire that killed 21 people. Kyles was one of the owners of the club, E2. Campaign advisor Michael Powell said the transfer of funds is legal and said that Ford reimbursed his campaign the $1,000 last year....
  • Parties see good, bad in polls -- Corker, Ford still neck and neck

    11/01/2006 9:09:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 603+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/1/6 | TOM HUMPHREY
    NASHVILLE - Poll results made public in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race this week have ranged from an 8-point lead for Bob Corker to a 5-point lead for Harold Ford Jr. They've also prompted a dispute over the validity of some surveys. Corker's campaign on Tuesday hailed an Opinion Research Corp. poll, conducted for CNN, that showed the Republican ahead of Ford 52 percent to 44 percent - the biggest Corker lead in any poll in the past two months. Corker spokesman Todd Womack said it showed that Ford "continues to fumble, falter and flail." The Ford campaign took the unusual...
  • Corker adds $2M to Senate campaign

    11/01/2006 9:01:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 382+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/1/6 | NASHVILLE BUREAU
    NASHVILLE -- Republican Bob Corker said today that he has put another $2 million from his personal fortune into his campaign for the U.S. Senate. That pushes his total self-funding in the campaign to about $4.8 million and triggers the so-called "millionaire's amendment," meaning Democrat Harold Ford Jr. can now return to his contributors -- even if they had already reached the maximum contribution limit -- and ask for more money. The move will ensure that total spending in the Corker-Ford race surpasses $40 million -- a Tennessee record. In a news release, Corker's campaign said the personal donation was...
  • Harold Ford Jr. Is Not Pro-Life

    11/01/2006 5:24:26 AM PST · by GailA · 17 replies · 720+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/01/06 | Douglas Johnson
    Is Rep. Harold Ford, the Democratic nominee for the open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee, pro-life? Certainly, over the past month he has repeatedly claimed the pro-life label. For example, on Tucker Carlson's program on MSNBC on October 30, Ford said, "I'm pro-life, I'm pro-life, Tucker, so I mean, I don't run from that ..." Although Carlson expressed some skepticism about the claim, it has been accepted at face value and repeated as fact by many other journalists, and even by some conservative commentators. Journalists do their readers and viewers a disservice when they accept and repeat such claims without...
  • Ford stumps in opponent's hometown

    10/31/2006 8:20:00 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies · 545+ views
    AP ^ | 10/31/6 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. traveled to his opponent's hometown Tuesday, trying to persuade sometimes skeptical residents to vote for him. On a construction site next to the busy Southern Star restaurant, Ford spent 10 minutes speaking over the noise of a circular saw with Kris Horton, a construction worker. Horton, 36, asked questions about religion, health insurance and Ford's attendance at a Playboy-sponsored party. Ford's presence at the party has been highlighted in Republican television ads critical of the Memphis congressman. Ford acknowledged to Horton that he attended the party but said there...
  • Harold Ford Jr. Tells priorities (Military play OIL COPS)

    10/31/2006 7:58:36 PM PST · by GailA · 11 replies · 803+ views
    My web pal.com ^ | 7/13/05 | Shirley Nanney
    U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr. (center) tours the Behlen plant in Huntingdon Thursday. At left is plant manager Stuart Daffron and at left is employee Jeremy Willis. U.S. Representative Harold Ford Jr. (D-Memphis) made a stop in Huntingdon Thursday to gather support in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Ford, 35, currently represents the Ninth Congressional District after being elected in 1996 to the seat. He is a candidate for the 2006 U.S. Senate seat that is being vacated by U.S. Sen. Bill Frist, a Republican, who plans on running for the presidency in 2008. He’s been billed as an...
  • Poll Has Democrat Trailing in Tenn. Race {Corker leading Ford}

    10/31/2006 8:59:16 AM PST · by SmithL · 50 replies · 1,895+ views
    AP ^ | 10/31/6
    Nashville -- Republican U.S. Senate nominee Bob Corker has pulled ahead of Harold Ford Jr. in one of the races that could determine whether the Democratic Party takes control of the Senate, according to a CNN poll released Tuesday. The survey of 541 likely voters found Corker favored by 52 percent, compared with 44 percent for Ford. The poll was conducted Thursday through Sunday by Opinion Research Corp. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points. If Ford wins, he would become the first black senator elected in the South since Reconstruction and the first black...
  • Judge not, says Ford to GOP, Bible in hand

    10/31/2006 8:50:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 110 replies · 1,695+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/31/6 | Halimah Abdullah
    The rocky marriage of religion and politics was tested again last weekend when Democratic Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. criticized the GOP's approach to faith. During a stop Saturday in Paris, Tenn., Ford said one of the hallmarks of the Democratic Party is that members don't "use the Bible to judge people." He then quoted from the Bible about "the spirit of fear," and living in the spirit of love, and he paraphrased U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis, D-Tenn. "My friend Lincoln Davis, who chairs this campaign, says there is one big difference between us and ... Republicans when it comes...
  • Ford tries to energize black vote

    10/30/2006 2:58:13 PM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 733+ views
    AP ^ | 10/30/6 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    BROWNSVILLE, Tenn - Democratic Senate nominee Harold Ford Jr. campaigned in his native West Tennessee on Monday, trying to energize black voters who might not always vote in midterm elections. Ford senior adviser Michael Powell said the campaign has identified 65,000 voters in Memphis who normally vote in presidential elections, but not in off-years. "When you can go out and find 65,000 additional voters, that can be a huge advantage," Powell said. Ford is trying to become only the sixth black senator in U.S. history and the first black senator elected from the South since the 1870s. The Memphis congressman...
  • Religion takes center stage in Senate campaign (LIBERAL Harold Ford JUNIOR)

    10/30/2006 10:49:15 AM PST · by GailA · 25 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Chatanoogan ^ | 10/30/06 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- Tennessee's already fractious U.S. Senate race plunged into religious controversy Sunday as Republican nominee Bob Corker charged that Democrat Harold Ford Jr. told supporters "only Democrats love the Lord" during a Saturday rally. "This last statement that only Democrats love God, I don't know how anyone in the world running for public office, especially running for the United States Senate would even consider saying something like that," former Chattanooga Mayor Corker said in an interview as he campaigned prior to a Tennessee Titans football game in Nashville. In a statement issued by his campaign, Mr. Corker called the...
  • Transcript: Tennessee Senate Candidate Harold Ford on 'FNS'

    10/29/2006 9:14:12 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 655+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/6
    WASHINGTON —  The following is a partial transcript of the Oct. 29, 2006, edition of "FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace":"FOX NEWS SUNDAY" HOST CHRIS WALLACE: We want to begin our coverage of the home stretch of this campaign by taking a look at two of the key Senate races. In Tennessee, Democratic Congressman is running for an open seat now held by the GOP. Congressman Ford joins us now from Nashville. We should note we also invited his Republican opponent, but was not available.Congressman Ford, let's take a look at the RealClearPolitics.com average of all the key polls in your...
  • Bob Corker coming up on Studio B, in about 30 mins

    10/29/2006 11:51:04 AM PST · by GailA · 10 replies · 629+ views
    FNC ^ | 10/29/06 | GailA
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  • Ford ad hits RNC spots tying him to girl, gays

    10/27/2006 7:54:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1,456+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/27/6 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE -- Democrat Harold Ford Jr. launched a TV ad Thursday defending himself against two now-famous GOP attack ads that linked him to a party girl, gay marriage and abortion pills for schoolchildren. His Republican opponent in the U.S. Senate race, Bob Corker, also launched a new ad saying Ford has missed 365 votes as Memphis' congressman. The Ford ad includes a Nashville mother of two sons who have served in Iraq -- and a Chattanooga Episcopal priest. The mother, Maura Satchell, says in the ad, "My son's life is on the line in Iraq, and they are putting out...