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  • Saddam's Ambassador to al-Qaeda *(The Smoking Gun)*

    02/23/2004 9:49:50 AM PST · by freebacon · 7 replies · 2,659+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 23, 2004 | Jonathan Schanzer
    Saddam's Ambassador to al-QaedaBy Jonathan SchanzerWeekly Standard | February 23, 2004 A RECENTLY INTERCEPTED MESSAGE from Iraq-based terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi asking the al Qaeda leadership for reinforcements reignited the debate over al-Qaeda ties with Saddam Hussein's fallen Baath regime. William Safire of the New York Times called the message a "smoking gun," while the University of Michigan's Juan Cole says that Safire "offers not even one document to prove" the Saddam/al-Qaeda nexus. What you are about to read bears directly on that debate. It is based on a recent interview with Abdul Rahman al-Shamari, who served in...
  • Higher education shakeup looms as Purdue acquires for-profit Kaplan University

    04/28/2017 9:32:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The higher education industry is overdue for a shakeout. For decades, it has pushed up tuition at three times the rate of inflation and increasingly relied on students indenturing their futures with huge debts that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. Meanwhile, technological change in the form of online education has flourished as a low-cost alternative, and for-profit universities, free from the archaic practices of traditional higher education (including tenure) have grown luxuriantly under what amounts to a price umbrella maintained by traditional universities. Able to focus on career preparation and free from the academic fashions that inject political correctness into...
  • Kaplan University Takes On Obama

    10/06/2014 7:21:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 3, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The U.S. Department of Education’s latest rule, the “gainful employment” or GE rule, mandates that for-profit colleges cannot saddle students with debt at an arbitrary rate. However, it affects only for-profit colleges such as Kaplan, DeVry and University of Phoenix, representatives of Kaplan claimed during a Washington, D.C. briefing recently. At the meeting organized by the Independent Women’s Forum, former Dallas mayor Thomas Leppert, now the CEO of Kaplan, explained how the rule itself is not fair to for-profit colleges. “A regulation should apply to any institution,” said Leppert, who noted “it only applies and targets the for-profit sector.” He...
  • Kaplan University Takes On Obama

    09/18/2014 7:11:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 17, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The U.S. Department of Education’s latest rule, which mandates that for-profit colleges cannot saddle students with debt at an arbitrary rate, affects only for-profit colleges such as Kaplan, DeVry and University of Phoenix, representatives of Kaplan claimed during a Washington, D.C. briefing recently. kaplan university Former Dallas mayor Thomas Leppert, now the CEO of Kaplan, explained how the rule itself is not fair to for-profit colleges. Non-profit and state colleges and universities have similar debt problems for their students and yet are exempt from this rule. “A regulation should apply to any institution,” said Leppert, and noted “it only applies...
  • GOTV Election Day in Virginia & New Jersey Vote Ken Cuccinelli in Va & Ken Kaplan in NJ for Gov

    11/04/2013 10:31:06 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 20 replies Ken Kaplan for Governor of New Jersey
  • Journalists respond with snark and awe to Washington Post sale

    08/05/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill's Twitter Room ^ | August 5, 2013 | Lara Seligman
    Journalists responded with shock, awe and a predictable amount of snark to the news that founder Jeff Bezos had bought The Washington Post. The news was announced Monday afternoon. Bezos himself, rather than his company, bought the Washington newspaper for roughly $250 million. The sale includes just the Post and not other publications owned by The Washington Post Company. Esquire's Chris Jones joked about Bezos's decision not to buy the contrarian, which The Washington Post Company owned for the last few years.....
  • University of Phoenix to Shutter 115 Locations

    10/18/2012 9:11:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2012 | Tamar Lewin
    The University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest for-profit university, is closing 115 of its brick-and-mortar locations, including 25 main campuses and 90 smaller satellite learning centers. The closings will affect some 13,000 students, about 4 percent of its student body of 328,000. [Snip] Enrollments at the University of Phoenix and in the for-profit sector over all have been declining in the last two years, partly because of growing competition from other online providers, including nonprofit and public universities, and a steady drumroll of negative publicity about the sector’s recruiting abuses, low graduation rates and high default rates. Late last month,...
  • Shocker: Hollywood Leftists Hid Millions of Dollars from the IRS

    06/22/2011 4:20:29 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | June 22, 2011 | Greg Pollowitz
    Radar Online is reporting that a bunch of Hollywood’s elite are being sued in connection with their participation in high-stakes poker games. The civil complaint alleges that the money won by said Hollywood elite was actually money stolen by a hedge-fund manager from his clients to pay off his enormous gambling debts. According to the report, Toby “Spider-Man” Maguire was the big winner making $1,000,000 a month in winnings. Interesting. Maybe the next time Maguire is in D.C. for a photo-op with President Obama, he can explain to the president why he’s exempt from paying his fair share of taxes...
  • The trials of Kaplan Higher Ed and the education of The Washington Post (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/10/2011 2:17:37 PM PDT · by abb · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2011 | Steven Mufson and Jia Lynn Yang
    Eleven years ago, one of Washington’s most tradition-bound companies placed a bet that would transform its fortunes. The wager, by The Washington Post Co. and its Kaplan division, took the form of a $165 million purchase of an Atlanta-based chain of for-profit vocational schools that catered to low-income students. The bet was big — the price equal to the profits earned that year by The Post Co.’s print-media pillars: this newspaper and Newsweek magazine. So was the payoff. The acquisition of the firm, called Quest Education, turbocharged the rise of Kaplan, a modest business that had until then mainly prepared...
  • Kincaid: Post Has Watergate Scandal of Its Own

    08/12/2010 11:45:42 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 12, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>President Obama's Big Government socialism is threatening the profits of The Washington Post, and Post reporter Steven Pearlstein can remain silent no more.</p> <p>Not only does a Post company now stand accused of fraudulent practices, two high-powered law firms are considering lawsuits on behalf of the shareholders of the Post against the company's directors, including Warren Buffett and Bill Gates' wife Melinda.</p>
  • Court Upholds Ban on Wearing of Political Buttons by Teachers

    01/26/2010 11:10:38 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 677+ views
    New York Law Journal ^ | January 26, 2010 | By Noeleen G. Walder
    A regulation barring New York City teachers from wearing political campaign buttons in public high schools does not violate their constitutional right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled. Rejecting the teachers' argument that high school students would "spontaneously understand" that the buttons were not part of the curriculum, Southern District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan held that the plaintiffs had "offered no admissible evidence to undermine" the city's argument that "displays of political partisanship by teachers in the schools" could "influence children and impinge on the rights of students to learn in an environment free of partisan political influence."...
  • CBS News Exec Kaplan: 'Everybody would have to say his first 100 days have been great'

    05/03/2009 3:31:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies · 1,201+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 3, 2009 | Michael M. Bates
    Today's Washington Post Web site carries the Associated Press story "Who's Watching News Scorecards on Obama?" Written by David Bauder, the piece begins by reporting: As President Barack Obama passed his 100th day in office last week, two studies judged that the news media has given him more coverage, and more positive coverage, than his two predecessors at the same point in their terms. Paragraphs later comes one explanation of the fawning mainstream media coverage: The newscasts reflect reality, said Rick Kaplan, executive producer of the "CBS Evening News." He said he believed that the president has done extraordinarily...
  • CBS News Chief:Everybody,including Republicans,would say that his first 100 days have been great.

    05/03/2009 1:35:56 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 19 replies · 1,252+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | May 3, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Rick Kaplan apparently has been at the airplane glue again. In a New York Times piece discussing how much more favorable the news coverage has been to Obama than it was to both Bush and Clinton, Kaplan, the Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News, gave a whopper of a quote full of self-delusion, personal bias, and a keen ignorance of what the news is supposed to be.
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Lawrence Kaplan - 'I Don't See Anything Good That Has Come from this War'

    05/08/2008 5:10:02 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 13 replies · 83+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 8th, 2008 | Lawrence Kaplan
    SPIEGEL ONLINE: Mr. Kaplan, in a recent publication, the US National Defense University described the Iraq War as a "major debacle." According to the latest statistics, 500 insurgent attacks are still taking place each week. Still, you are convinced that there is a "learning curve" for the US Army in Iraq. What exactly has been learned? Kaplan: One attack is one too many. But a while ago there were 500 attacks a day. So empirically, the situation has improved -- whether measured in terms of Iraqi cilivans killed or American soldiers attacked, insurgents captured or the number of intelligence tip-offs....
  • 'Stop the ISM' Founder (Lee Kaplan) Wins Case Against Web Stalker

    06/26/2007 8:20:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies · 390+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | June 22, 2007
    'Stop the ISM' (International Solidarity Movement) Founder Wins Case Against Web Stalker Lee Kaplan went after a deranged internet stalker and won his Day in Court. Notice that Kaplan’s stalker is running a web site on Blogspot—because Google (owner of Blogspot) explicitly refuses to do anything about these kinds of creeps. If you’re a hate-filled stalker type who likes to threaten and libel the target of your obsession, Google wants your business.
  • The Kaplan-Clinton Connection (plus my email challenge for him to report Paul v Clinton on CBS)

    03/13/2007 9:44:10 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 1,449+ views
    March 13, 2007 The Kaplan-Clinton Connection (AP)Rick Kaplan, the new executive producer of the "Evening News," is a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Newsbusters, which bills itself as "exposing and combating liberal media bias," has seized on the connection. The implication in their coverage is that Kaplan will not be able to cover Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in a fair way. Kaplan addressed his Clinton connections with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Gail Shister. "I've got a 38-year track record," Kaplan said. "I find it astounding that this is an issue for anyone since it's never come up in my...
  • Hillary's Shill At CBS(CBS scumbag alert)

    03/09/2007 7:19:30 AM PST · by bilhosty · 12 replies · 901+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 3/8/2007 | Editorial
    Media Bias: After "60 Minutes" used fake documents to accuse President Bush of avoiding war service, how could CBS News possibly stoop lower? By hiring a longtime Clinton crony to rescue its evening news show. Consider this quote, dating from a few months after Bill Clinton first took office: "If we could be one-hundredth as great as you and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been in the White House, we'd take it right now and walk away winners." Those are not the words of a campaign operative or grass roots fundraiser, but of then-CBS Evening News anchorman Dan Rather, speaking on...
  • KATIE BAR THE DOOR: Anchorwoman not brought into conversations about hiring Rick Kaplan

    03/09/2007 3:26:59 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 48 replies · 2,227+ views
    Drudge Report and NY Slimes ^ | 9 Mar 07 | Drudge and Bill Carter
    Rick Kaplan described his new position as the executive producer of the “CBS Evening News” yesterday as “coming home.” He worked on the broadcast in the 1970s when Walter Cronkite was the anchor. But then, he could have said the same thing at almost any television news organization this week.

    03/08/2007 9:13:08 AM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 50 replies · 1,211+ views
    CBS Press Release ^ | March 8, 2007 | CBSssssssssss
    RICK KAPLAN IS NAMED EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC” Rick Kaplan, a multiple award-winning news producer and executive spanning a career in broadcast journalism of more than 35 years, has been named Executive Producer, CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC, it was announced by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. The appointment is effective immediately. “Few broadcast journalists have a list of accomplishments and the history of success that Rick has had – the list is truly extraordinary,” said McManus. “I’m very much looking forward to working with Rick and having the benefit of...