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  • Howie Carr: Dems flip-flop on border security

    01/08/2019 2:26:31 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 8, 2019 | Howie Carr
    As much as they hate to admit it now, national Democrats were against illegal immigration before they were for it. All quotes guaranteed verbatim: Barack Obama, 2005: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undocumented, undetected, unchecked, circumventing the people who are waiting patiently, diligently, lawfully to become immigrants in this country.” Hillary Clinton, 2014: “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in and I do think you have to control your borders.” Sen. Chuck Schumer, 2009: “People who enter...
  • U.S. Supreme Court staying out of Kennedy cousin murder case

    01/08/2019 4:02:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 7, 2019 | Laurel J. Sweet
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will not get involved in the state of Connecticut’s fight to reinstate Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s conviction for the 1975 murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley in Greenwich. The Connecticut Supreme Court vacated Skakel’s 2002 conviction and 20-to-life sentence last May and ordered he be entitled to a new trial on charges he beat Moxley to death with a golf club. The court found Skakel was deprived of his right to effective assistance of counsel because his attorneys did not investigate a potential alibi witness who could have helped his defense. Skakel, 58, is...
  • TV special glosses over the truth behind JFK Jr.’s doomed flight

    01/07/2019 5:25:36 PM PST · by lowbridge · 75 replies ^ | January 7, 2019 | Maureen Callahan
    “The Last Days of JFK Jr.,” a two-hour special promising new details and new interviews under the ABC News banner, aired Thursday night. Not only did the program soft-pedal Kennedy’s complete and utter fault for the crash but it got crucial details wrong — claiming that the FAA said flying conditions that night were “excellent” (according to the National Transportation Safety Board review of the crash, they were extremely poor, and JFK Jr. would have known it), and that his flight instructor was unavailable that night to fly with him. In fact, the NTSB report said one of Kennedy’s instructors...
  • Michael Skakel free: Supreme Court won’t hear case

    01/07/2019 2:45:54 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 55 replies
    The Mercury News/Associated Press ^ | 01/07/2019 | JESSICA GRESKO and DAVE COLLINS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Monday that it is leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of the 1975 bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley, a 15-year-old who lived across the street from the Skakel family in Greenwich, Connecticut, and whose body was found in her family’s backyard. Both Skakel and Moxley were 15 at the time of her death. The high court’s refusal to hear the case means that a 2018 decision by Connecticut’s highest court throwing out Skakel’s conviction will stand. Connecticut’s highest court...
  • The marijuana question: Would you take drug advice from a Kennedy?

    12/20/2018 10:06:56 AM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | 11.27.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Perhaps it is uncharitable of me, but the minute I hear the words "as a former addict myself," I stop listening to the speaker. Yesterday that speaker was Patrick Kennedy of the famed Kennedy clan. Kennedy, who had some problems with drugs back when he was a congressman, was testifying before a joint committee of the Legislature that is looking at legalization bills. He did a lot of fulminating, as Kennedys do, raising his voice and gesturing with his hands as he said things like, "As a father of five, the last thing I want is edibles sold on every...
  • 'Let Them Come To Venezuela' And See Socialism For Themselves

    12/19/2018 11:03:07 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/17/2018 | ANDRES MALAVE
    "There are some who say that communism is the wave of the future. Let them come to Berlin!" That was June 1963 in West Berlin where President John F. Kennedy gave one of his most memorable addresses. The speech was a stirring defense of liberty and a pointed critique of communism. Whether you agree with Kennedy broadly or narrowly, I've rediscovered that speech and find it to relate now more than ever to the unfolding drama in the country of my birth, Venezuela. My family and I left Venezuela when I was 10. We had every intention of returning. Then...
  • Young Joe Kennedy should thank capitalism, not blame it

    12/04/2018 6:44:02 AM PST · by luke1825 · 7 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/4 | peter lucas
    If it wasn’t for capitalism, Joe Kennedy, the congressman, might be tending bar at J.J. Foley’s in the South End. Not that there is anything wrong with tending bar at the Boston establishment. It was and is a fine bar, one that I used to regularly frequent when I worked for the Boston Herald, which was then conveniently located around the corner. It was a clean, welllighted place. Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn of South Boston was a regular, along with fellow politicians, Boston cops, firefighters, working men and, of course, reporters.
  • Justice Kennedy's Hubris

    12/02/2018 1:21:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-2018 | Nancy Pearcey
    This week on The David Rubenstein Show, retired Justice Kennedy finally admitted the real reason behind his Obergefell ruling, the 2015 Supreme Court decision that created a novel definition of marriage to give legal status to same-sex couples. Kennedy said, “It seemed to me just wrong that under the Constitution, over 100,000 adopted children of gay parents could not have their parents married. I just thought this was wrong.” Well, now we know. The justice’s reasoning had nothing to do with Constitutional principles. He had an emotional reaction and in his hubris he imposed his private feelings on the nation....
  • Nov 22 1963: a day that changed the world forever

    11/22/2018 11:07:05 AM PST · by Truthoverpower · 92 replies
    I just noticed no one has posted on this world changing event 55 years ago today In short. JFK was the last real Democrat who was tolerable He stood up for us versus the commies He cut taxes dramatically Bobby was a crime fighting anti mobster. DA That is the reason they were killed by the power structure We must remember besucase they are open about doing this to our great president Never forget. Nov 22 1963. The day the world stopped
  • Is This Worse Than '68?

    10/30/2018 5:03:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 30, 2018 | Pat Puchanan
    Saturday, in Pittsburgh, a Sabbath celebration at the Tree of Life synagogue became the site of the largest mass murder of Jews in U.S. history. Eleven worshippers were killed by a racist gunman. Friday, we learned the identity of the crazed criminal who mailed pipe bombs to a dozen leaders of the Democratic Party, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. From restaurants to Capitol corridors, this campaign season we have seen ugly face-offs between leftist radicals and Republican senators. Are we more divided than we have ever been? Are our politics more poisoned? Are we living in what...
  • Matt Drudge hits Fox News host who 'laughed and joked' after synagogue shooting

    10/29/2018 1:49:49 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-10-29 21:00 | Eddie Scarry
    Matt Drudge, founder and editor of the influential right-leaning Drudge Report news website, targeted Fox News on Monday for what he said was an insensitive TV segment in light of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
  • Rep. Joe Kennedy: Americans Must Welcome the Migrant Caravan

    10/25/2018 11:59:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 25, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Americans should welcome the migrants in the Honduran caravan because they will make the federal government more powerful, Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy demands in an article for Time Magazine. [Snip] Rep. Joe Kennedy is being groomed by Democrats for a future White House run, and he tries to blame President Donald Trump for the migration, even though the poor Honduran migrants are exploiting border loopholes created by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
  • GOP senator: Kavanaugh 'won't feel like a winner' after confirmation

    10/05/2018 6:53:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy (R) lamented the battle over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination in an interview Friday night, asserting that neither Kavanaugh nor one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, would come out as "winners" following Saturday's vote on his confirmation. Ford has alleged along with two other women that Kavanaugh engaged in sexual assault during his high school and college years during periods of heavy drinking, allegations which Kavanaugh has denied. Kennedy told Fox News that no matter the outcome of Saturday's vote, which it appears will be in Kavanaugh's favor, the process was so tainted that neither...
  • Ugly war of words in Senate as nation splits over Kavanaugh

    10/03/2018 5:37:44 AM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Republicans and Democrats are ramping up accusatory tweets, floor speech insults, and hallway criticisms of each other as the Senate hurdles toward what the GOP hopes is a final vote this week on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.... ...Late Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, got fed up with it after Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., sent along a letter that included a vague allegation..."My investigators have serious work to do," he wrote to Coons. "I therefore hope that, before forwarding an allegation in the future, you will first consider whether you'd want you or your staff to spend...
  • “Mt Father the Spy.” Vietnam, the real story

    04/25/2015 10:04:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The jungles of Viet Nam were the reality for over 54,000 deaths of America’s soldiers, but the Nam war also may be the epitome of stupidity for politicians who turned a US victory into an agonizing defeat! An important book appearing on bookshelves of an American legion post details just what went wrong and it was written by the son of John H. Richardson, Sr., the senior CIA station chief in Saigon. Much maligned after news stories popped up in homeland newspapers, written by real fly-by reporters, the Saigon headquarters of the CIA chief became the boiling point for palace...
  • Ex-GOP aide [Miranda, who exposed Dem strategy to block W's judicial picks]: Dems derailed hiring

    03/13/2005 1:54:00 PM PST · by cloud8 · 19 replies · 957+ views
    March 9, 2005 | Charlie Savage
    Staffer in spying case says political threats hurt prospects at firm WASHINGTON--A former top Republican Senate staff member who resigned under pressure last year for spying on his Democratic staff colleagues is now accusing them of threatening partners at a law firm that was considering hiring him--including the firm's chairman, a prominent Boston attorney--in order to scuttle his job offer. In an affidavit he submitted to federal prosecutors this week, Manuel Miranda, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, said that Democratic staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee telephoned partners at the firm of McDermott Will & Emory...
  • Tell Mary Jo 'we believe survivors'

    09/27/2018 3:25:27 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 09/26/2018 | Jack Cashill
    On Monday evening a group of leftist activists drove Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife out of a D.C. restaurant with the persistent, if nonsensical, chant, “We believe survivors.” There is any number of problems with this scenario. The obvious is the co-opting of the word “survivor.” The word “survivor” only makes sense when many members of the same cohort fail to survive. The Holocaust comes quickly to mind. Or the Titanic. Say what one will about Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby or Bill Clinton, no woman failed to survive her encounter with any of these predators. The late Sen....
  • Vanity: Was Kavanaugh Trump's First Choice?

    09/22/2018 5:50:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Sep 22, 2018 | Vanity
    When news broke out that Brett Kavanaugh was Trump's pick to fill Justice Kennedy's seat, a few critics (including on FR) suggested that he was chosen as a nod to the Bush era and GOP establishment... I am not saying that another pick would have had an easier process nor that Kavanaugh is guilty in the least! But I do wonder if Trump really went with his gut. Sometimes his gut even leads him to side with the establishment, as in the case of the Alabama Senate primary between Luther Strange and Roy Moore. Trump endorsed Luther Strange...but the base...
  • 500 Women and Teenagers to Be Bailed Out From Rikers by Human Rights Group (New York)

    09/20/2018 6:04:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Jeffery C. Mays
    More than 500 women and teenagers will be bailed out from Rikers Island as part of a national campaign to dismantle a bail system that activists say discriminates against minorities and the poor. The effort is being spearheaded by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group, which plans to raise at least $5 million to fund the releases. While there have been other so-called mass bailouts around the country, organizers said they believe this effort at Rikers has the potential to be one of the largest ever.
  • It’s Time to Put the Late Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and the Democrat Party on Trial

    09/19/2018 8:00:14 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | September 18, 2018 | Gary DeMar
    With yet another drive by Democrats to smear someone over alleged sexual impropriety, we have to ask, isn’t it time to put Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and the Democrat Party on trial, as well? There was Clarence Thomas v. Anita Hill, Roy Moore v. some teenage girls, and now it’s Brett Kavanaugh v. Christine Blasey Ford who claims Kavanaugh abused her more than 35 years ago when they were teenagers. The thing of it is, except maybe in the Moore case, it’s one person’s word against another. Then there’s the great length of time between the alleged incidents and today....