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  • Collusion? What About Chinagate and Ted Kennedy's Outreach to the USSR?

    07/20/2017 6:41:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2017 | Larry Elder
    During President Bill Clinton's 1996 campaign for re-election, several individuals allegedly worked on behalf of the Chinese government to influence the presidential election in favor of Clinton. "Chinagate" began when the Los Angeles Times reported, a couple months before the '96 election, the following: "The Democratic National Committee has returned a $250,000 contribution from a recently established subsidiary of a South Korean electronics company because it violated a ban on donations from foreign nationals in U.S. elections, a party spokesman said Friday. ... "David Eichenbaum, DNC communications director ... said that the DNC fund-raiser who was responsible for the contribution...
  • Incident on Chappaquiddick Island (1969)

    07/18/2017 6:48:56 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 137 replies
    Shortly after leaving a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy of Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tide-swept pond. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. The senator did not report the fatal car accident for 10 hours. ---SNIP--- Kennedy escaped the car and then dove down in an attempt to retrieve Kopechne from the sunken Oldsmobile. Failing, he stumbled back to the cottage, where he enlisted Gargan and another friend in a second attempt to save Kopechne. The three men were unsuccessful; her body was not...
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 8:38:45 AM PDT · by safetysign · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2017 | Paul Kengor
    As longtime readers of American Thinker know, I’ve here several times reported the story of Ted Kennedy’s undisclosed outreach and offer to the Kremlin, as revealed in a remarkable May 14, 1983 memo from KGB head Victor Chebrikov to his boss, the odious Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov, designated with the highest classification. The document was found in the Central Committee archives and first reported in a February 2, 1992 article in the London Times. I was the first to break the document in full via both the original Russian and an English translation, which I printed in books published...
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political...
  • Republicans just quietly got some very good Supreme Court news

    07/03/2017 1:58:00 PM PDT · by NRx · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07-03-2017 | Aaron Blake
    In a story that was ostensibly about new Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch's voting record, NPR legal affairs reporter Nina Totenberg dropped this tantalizing piece of news about Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's potential retirement: "Kennedy may also have thought it best to ensure that there is a full complement of nine justices for at least a year. He could even have been put off by President Trump's tweets about the judiciary. But it is unlikely that Kennedy will remain on the court for the full four years of the Trump presidency. While he long ago hired his law clerks...
  • Justice Kennedy Tells October 2018 Clerkship Applicants He’s Considering Retirement (tr)

    07/02/2017 7:14:24 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    Big news hiding in Nina Totenberg’s story on Justice Gorsuch voting 100% with Justice Thomas: But it is unlikely that Kennedy will remain on the court for the full four years of the Trump presidency. While he long ago hired his law clerks for the coming term, he has not done so for the following term (beginning Oct. 2018), and has let applicants for those positions know he is considering retirement. Kennedy’s position on the court is more than consequential. In the most hotly contested and closely divided cases, his vote often decides the outcome. With every passing day, it...
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fails to Retire, Again; Also, Anthony Kennedy

    06/27/2017 8:04:21 PM PDT · by MilesVeritatis · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 26, 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declined to announce her retirement, once again, on the last day of the session on Monday. Also, Justice Anthony Kennedy declined to his announce his retirement, though he could do so over the summer. The 84-year-old Ginsburg — the “Notorious R.B.G.,” to her fans — has been on the Court since 1993, when she was appointed by President Bill Clinton. Since then, she has been a reliable liberal vote for 24 years....
  • No, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Is Not Retiring Tomorrow

    06/25/2017 4:10:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Above the Law ^ | June 25, 2017 | David Lat
    I won’t bury the lede, so here it is: based on reports I’ve received from former AMK clerks who attended his law clerk reunion dinner last night, I find it highly unlikely that Justice Kennedy will announce his retirement tomorrow. But before getting into those reports, let me explain the origins of the latest speculation. Rumors of AMK retiring have been galloping around inside the Beltway for months now. On June 22, they gained momentum after Chris Hayes tweeted:" Just a reminder: there's a chance Kennedy announces his retirement on Monday, paving the way for the end of Roe."
  • Report: Justice Kennedy Contemplating Retirement

    06/24/2017 4:51:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 24, 2017 | Rick Moran
    The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will publish its final rulings for this term on Monday. Some significant cases, including the possibility the court will hand down a decision on the legality of President Trump's travel ban, will be decided. But Washington is rife with rumors and speculation about the future of Justice Anthony Kennedy and whether or not he will retire after the term. Kennedy is 80 years old and said to be seriously considering the idea of stepping down. If he did, it would set off the mother of all confirmation battles. Kennedy has been...
  • Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch

    06/24/2017 11:31:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 112 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ariane de Vogue
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, the man who so often determines the outcome of the most controversial Supreme Court cases, is himself the center of brewing speculation. Will he stay or will he go? The rumors have swirled for months and the 80-year-old justice has done nothing either personally or though intermediaries to set the record straight on whether he will step down.
  • The terrifying and terrible prospect of Justice Kennedy retiring

    06/23/2017 8:10:52 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 133 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | Ruth Marcus
    The end of the Supreme Court term looms, and with it the prospect — the terrifying prospect — of a retirement. Specifically, the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who will turn 81 next month and is the longest-serving current justice, named to the high court almost 30 years ago. So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a...
  • RUMOR: Justice Kennedy retiring next week?

    06/20/2017 7:30:36 PM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 188 replies
    Twitter @Cernovich ^ | June 20 2017 | Mike Cernovich
    Mike Cernovich‏ @Cernovich RUMOR: JUSTICE KENNEDY RETIRING NEXT WEEK
  • Republic of Ireland: US prosecutors seek access to IRA tapes

    05/13/2011 9:59:31 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/13/2011 | Toby Harnden
    Secret tapes of former IRA members that could implicate Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein president, in dozens of murders in the 1970s have been demanded by American prosecutors acting on behalf of the British authorities. A subpoena has been received by Boston College for the tapes of interviews with Brendan Hughes and Dolours Price, both one-time senior IRA figures, carried out by researchers for an oral history project. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams Hughes, a convicted IRA man who was once arrested with Mr Adams, died in 2008. A book “Voices from the Grave” by Ed Moloney, based on the...
  • More than a bromance - the intimate relationship between John F. Kennedy and his gay friend [tr]

    06/09/2017 1:01:59 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2017 | Jerry Oppenheimer
    ohn F. Kennedy, whose 100th birthday is being celebrated this year with a Kennedy Centennial postage stamp, TV memorials, a slew of books, and much media coverage, was revered as the 35th president of the United States. But the man married to Jackie Kennedy was quietly chided for his compulsive philandering. The one iconic photo of President John F. Kennedy up close and personal with a woman other than Jackie shows him and his attorney general brother, Robert, coming on to curvaceous Marilyn Monroe at a party. While the photo of Kennedy cozying up to Monroe is the best known...
  • A Pivotal Day

    05/30/2017 4:42:34 AM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 16 replies
    Roderick T. Beaman
    A PIVOTAL DAY "Get the radio on. Kennedy's been shot!" I’d phoned my mother. We still hoped not the worst would be true. After all the years since then I can still recall what she replied to me and the way she said it that long ago autumn day. It still stands out like yesterday in my mind and others all say the same, I find. "Someone shot Kennedy,” a friend had said. We soon learned it was in the head! It was immediately after that, we all turned our radios on and sat down for the breaking news that...
  • Trump and JFK Are More Alike Than We Like to Think

    05/29/2017 10:26:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 29, 2017 | Professor Robert Strong, Washington and Lee University
    On the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth there are countless commentaries about the promise shown by our youngest elected president and the grief felt when high hopes were dashed in Dallas. Remembering JFK is worthwhile for many reasons, but one set of reasons is likely to be overlooked. Our nation’s youngest president might be able to tell us something about our oldest. John F. Kennedy and Donald J. Trump have more in common than devotees for either would want to admit. Both were second sons of successful and domineering fathers. Both grew up in wealth and privilege, though...
  • Ted Kennedy Made Secret Overtures to Russia to Prevent Ronald Reagan’s Re-Election

    05/29/2017 9:52:37 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 14, 2016 | Kevin Mooney
    Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy had “selfish political and ideological motives” when he made secret overtures to the Soviet Union’s spy agency during the Cold War to thwart then-President Ronald Reagan’s re-election, a Reagan biographer said in an interview with The Daily Signal. When they came to light years later, Kennedy’s secret contacts with the Russians through their KGB spy agency in the early 1980s didn’t cause nearly the tizzy that Russia’s alleged interference with this year’s election has for President-elect Donald Trump among liberal activists and reporters. Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom Trump has said he hopes to “get...
  • Happy 100th birthday, John F. Kennedy

    05/29/2017 7:44:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 29, 2017
    John F. Kennedy would be 100 years old on Monday, were he still alive. The 35th president of the United States was killed in 1963, midway through his term in office, but he is revered today as one of the most towering figures in modern American politics.
  • Did UFOs cause Marilyn Monroe's death? Documentary claims proof

    05/24/2017 7:25:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    A new documentary claims that Marilyn Monroe was killed because she was going to leak evidence regarding extraterrestrials and their existence. Directed by Michael Mazzola, "Unacknowledged" goes into a wide range of conspiracy theories, including one that offers up a possible explanation for Marilyn Monroe's death -- that she knew about UFOs and threatened to leak classified documents. In a clip first spotted by technology website Gizmodo, actor Burl Ives claimed that Monroe did not die from a drug overdose. Dr. Steven Greer, who is the subject of the documentary holds up a so-called death warrant after Monroe had had...
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 153 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...