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  • Watch GOP Frontrunner Mitt Romney Praise Liberal Lion Ted Kennedy For His Role In Passing RomneyCare

    10/13/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies · 3+ views ^ | October 13, 2011 | Peter Suderman
    Despite copious evidence to back up the connection, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney has yet to admit the link between the Massachusetts health care overhaul he signed into law as governor and the federal overhaul President Obama passed last year. You can understand why he's declined: Given that Romney is running as an establishment conservative for the Republican nomination, the friendly connection to the rival party's leader and his most prominent policy achievement would be, well, kind of awkward. But when the Massachusetts law first took effect, Romney did praise a different prominent liberal collaborator as one of the law's "parents"...
  • Romney called Ted Kennedy his collaborator at RomneyCare signing

    10/12/2011 11:14:28 PM PDT · by nb1981 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/12/2011 | nb1981
    In the video (See YouTube link) Romney called Ted Kennedy his colleague and thanked him for his support in working Washington to get RomneyCare passed. This coupled with the fact that his advisers met Obama's advisers while ObamaCare was being drafted is beyond imagination. If he is the GOP nominee after all this we might as well pack it in:
  • RFK Jr. touts renewable energy as an urgent need (But Blocks Cape Wind)

    10/04/2011 2:28:58 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 42 replies
    Energy Central ^ | Oct 4, 2011 | Martin B. Cassidy
    The United States faces a clear choice of pushing forward quickly to refine solar, wind and other renewable energy sources or continue to ignore the less obvious costs of reliance on oil, coal, and nuclear energy, Robert Kennedy Jr. told a group of environmentalists Sunday afternoon. In discussing other costs that are often ignored, Kennedy cited the process of transporting coal from West Virginia. The government spends millions of dollars per mile to fill thousands of miles of road in the state with 22 inches of asphalt, Kennedy said. "Coal claims to be cheap but is probably the most catastrophically...
  • Late Sen. Ted Kennedy's daughter dies after workout (another tragedy strikes the family)

    09/17/2011 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/17/2011 | Andrew Miga and Jessica Gresko
    Six years after she was deemed cancer-free, Kara Kennedy accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father, just days before Sen. Edward Kennedy died while battling a brain tumor. However, her own lung cancer treatment -- surgery and grueling chemotherapy and radiation -- left her physically weakened, her brother Patrick Kennedy said. She died Friday at age 51 after her daily workout at a Washington-area health club. "Her heart gave out," said Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island. "She's with dad." Kennedy was a member of the Sport & Health fitness center, though spokeswoman Nancy...
  • Jackie O: MLK Was Terrible, FDR a Phony

    09/17/2011 6:05:50 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 95 replies · 1+ views ^ | 091711 | Cort Kirkwood
    The truth is out. The leading lady of liberal America between 1960 and her death in 1994, the standard setter of au courant women with her pillbox hats, bouffant hairstyle, and jet-set friends, the Guinevere to Camelot’s King Arthur himself, didn’t much care for lesbians and Martin Luther King and other leftist world leaders. The tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (shown as a young First Lady, left) are out, as The New American reported, and their first installment weeks ago revealed that she thought Vice President Lyndon Johnson, the most prodigious and successful election thief in American history, had a...
  • Kara Kennedy, Daughter Of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Has Died At Age 51

    09/17/2011 8:38:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) – Kara Kennedy, the only daughter of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, has died. A Kennedy family friend confirmed to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that the 51-year-old Kennedy passed away after reportedly suffering a heart attack. In 2009, she accepted the Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father, who was home battling cancer. Kennedy battled lung cancer in the past, but her cancer had been in remission since 2003.
  • Camelot Revisited: Jackie Spins the Kennedy Era From the Grave

    09/16/2011 7:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 16, 2011 | Suzanne Fields
    Jackie Kennedy is back, but the world she knew as first lady is gone forever. The woman Mamie Eisenhower said looked "younger than Barbie," the fashion icon who didn't want to wear hats but capitulated at Jack's inauguration with a chic pillbox worn on the back of her head so it wouldn't ruin her bouffant hairdo, the widow who described her husband's administration as Camelot, a romantic notion as fanciful as the legend from which it was based, speaks again through a gossamer haze of pre-feminist politics. The seven-part interview the former first lady gave to historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.,...
  • Jacqueline Kennedy on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    09/09/2011 9:23:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    abc ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | RICK KLEIN
    Speaking in the months after her husband's assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy was so upset with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that she told a friend and interviewer that she could barely look at images of him. "I just can't see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, that man's terrible," Mrs. Kennedy said, as part of an oral history series of interviews released this month. The widowed first lady soured on King as a result of secret wiretaps arranged by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover had told President Kennedy that King tried to arrange a sex...
  • Jackie Kennedy Onassis not a fan of Martin Luther King Jr.

    09/09/2011 7:43:03 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | September 9, 2011 | Tim Mak
    Jacqueline Kennedy loathed civil rights icon Martin Luther King, saying on newly released tape recordings that she couldn’t look at a picture of him “without thinking…that man’s terrible.” Kennedy also called King a “phony” and “tricky” during hours of chatty interviews with the historian Arthur Schlesinger that he tape recorded. The never-before-revealed interviews took place in 1963, shortly after Kennedy had been assassinated. The former First Lady charged on the tapes that King had made derogatory remarks about her husband’s funeral and the Cardinal who celebrated Mass at the event, according to a report on the tapes by the Associated...
  • 'Klan Buster' Stetson Kennedy Dies at 94

    08/27/2011 11:23:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | 08/27/11 | AP
    Author Stetson Kennedy, whose infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan helped expose its workings in the 1940s, has died. He was 94. Historian and friend Peggy Bulger said he died Saturday. He had been in hospice care at a hospital near St. Augustine, Florida. In the 1940s, Kennedy helped write "Superman" radio show episodes that exposed and ridiculed the Klan's rituals. In the 1950s he wrote "I Rode with the Ku Klux Klan," which was later renamed "The Klan Unmasked," and "The Jim Crow Guide." He passed along information about the Klan to the FBI, the IRS and other authorities....
  • Liberal 'Gospel' Exalts Government

    08/26/2011 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 25, 2011 | Robert Knight
    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has done us a wonderful service with her Aug. 15 article in the Atlantic, “Is Rick Perry as Christian as He Thinks He Is?” It’s a masterpiece of liberal misuse of the Bible, which will become more frequent as the campaign heats up. First, only God and Mr. Perry know what Mr. Perry thinks of his own faith. I doubt that either has shared that knowledge with Mrs. Townsend or her editors. Maryland’s Democrat lieutenant governor from 1995 to 2003, Mrs. Townsend starkly makes the case that being Christian means using other people’s tax dollars to help...
  • Max Kennedy in a mess (Another Kennedy slob alert)

    08/20/2011 5:35:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Cape Cod Times ^ | August 20, 2011 | Cynthia Mccormick
    HYANNISPORT — A renter with the famous Kennedy name has some local residents complaining about his allegedly messy ways. This month, the Barnstable police and Barnstable Health Department investigated several complaints about the 70 Longwood Ave. property being rented by Matthew Maxwell Kennedy, one of nine surviving children of Ethel Kennedy and the late Robert F. Kennedy. Neighbors who asked to remain anonymous say the location looks like a "junk yard" thanks to a jumble of boat trailers, pickup trucks, wheelbarrows, coolers, a Wave Runner, and even a huge buoy out in full view. "If it was trash or...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Wears "I Survived Maria" T-Shirt

    08/09/2011 2:17:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    TMZ ^ | Monday – August 08, 2011
    Um, hardy har? Arnold Schwarzenegger recycled an old gag T-shirt while exercising in Santa Monica on Sunday. As the photo (originally at TMZ) shows, the former California governor and actor, 64, donned a shirt that read "I survived Maria" on the back; on the front of the shirt the dates "2007-2010" appear, but "2007" is crossed out, replaced with "1977.
  • Arnold's T-Shirt Diss: 'I Survived Maria'

    08/09/2011 11:07:51 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 28 replies
    KTLA ^ | 9 August 2011
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to be using his wardrobe to send a message to estranged wife Maria Shriver. The former governor recently donned a t-shirt that read, "I survived Maria." Schwarzenegger was spotted wearing the shirt during a bike ride Sunday in Santa Monica. The garment was designed by Shriver's staff as a joke and given to Schwarzenegger last November during a farewell party for his staff, TMZ is reporting. The shirt, which originally had the dates 2007-2010 printed on the bottom, was altered to list the dates 1977-2010. Schwarzenegger and Shriver began dating in 1977. The...
  • Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed LBJ killed JFK and had affair with movie star

    08/08/2011 9:41:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 Aug 2011 | Rachel Quigley and Liz Thomas
    Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal. The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him. She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald – long claimed to have been a lone assassin – merely part of a much larger conspiracy. Texas-born Mr Johnson, who...
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Reportedly Believed Lyndon B. Johnson Behind JFK's Assassination

    08/08/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 175 replies · 10+ views ^ | August 08, 2011
    Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis believed Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was behind the assassination of her husband, according to tapes recorded by the former first lady just months after President John F. Kennedy's death, the Daily Mail reports.
  • Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed Johnson killed JFK and had affair

    08/08/2011 1:59:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 8, 2011 | Rachel Quigley and Liz Thomas
    Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal. The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him. She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald – long claimed to have been a lone assassin – merely part of a much larger conspiracy. Texas-born Mr Johnson, who...
  • Kennedy Family Feud [Rose Wanted to Donate Home to Benedictines, Ted Tore Up papers]

    07/24/2011 1:25:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/18/11 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The Kennedys fought with the likes of Franklin Roosevelt, Jimmy Hoffa, and Robert Bork over the duration of thirteen presidential administrations. Now that no Kennedy holds political office in Washington, they're fighting each other. The family feud involves two iconic landmarks: the Kennedy Cape Cod compound and the John F. Kennedy Library overlooking Dorchester Bay. In Hyannis Port, Ted Kennedy's heirs prepare to transform the waterfront mansion the family has owned for 85 years into a retreat for thinkers and politicians contemplating public policy. The compound where early movie-mogul Joe Kennedy screened films for starlet Gloria Swanson, where the brood...
  • Hmmm… ‘Tis something in the Wind that makes me think Sarah Palin might be this Generation’s JFK…

    07/18/2011 12:38:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | May 26, 2011 | Conservative Curmudgeon
    Oh, I know, I know: This opens me up to the hackneyed Lloyd Bentsen trope about knowing John Kennedy, and you, Sarah Palin, are no John Kennedy… To which, one hopes, she would answer, “You’re right. I never cheated on my spouse, got involved with the Mob, and my Daddy never bought me a Pulitzer Prize.” But, the analogy is this: JFK created a whole new set or rules, a whole new road-map to the Presidential nomination of his party in 1960. And, we may be witnessing the same thing, fifty years later, from Sarah Palin. John Kennedy went after...
  • Was John F. Kennedy the flat-out absolute worst U.S. president of the 20th century?

    07/17/2011 5:32:01 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 190 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 07/15/2011 | Thomas Ricks
    As I studied the Vietnam war over the last 14 months, I began to think that John F. Kennedy probably was the worst American president of the previous century.
  • More nups & downs for Kennedys

    07/15/2011 12:30:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/15/11 | Howie Carr
    “Do you, Patches Kennedy, take this woman, Amy, to be your lawful designated driver?” Another Kennedy wedding on the Cape today — big night for package (liquor) stores and state police sobriety checkpoints. But somehow it doesn’t seem the same — so many things seem to be missing from the traditional Kennedy wedding. For starters, a Catholic church. Didn’t the Kennedys used to get married in Catholic churches? Caroline at Our Lady of Victory in Centreville, Maria Shriver at St. Francis Xavier in Hyannis? Now Patches gets hitched at the compound. Forget “celebrating” Mass, these nuptials will be “officiated” by...
  • Are Rich and Powerful People Above the Law in America?

    07/01/2011 9:13:33 AM PDT · by pinochet · 55 replies
    The latest news concerning the Strauss-Kahn rape case, is that prosecutors are considering dropping the case, after Strauss-Kahn's lawyers managed to attack the reputation of the witness. I am convinced that rich and powerful people are above the law in America, because decisions on prosecuting people are made by politicians, or by prosecutors who have an eye on a political career, and do not want to piss off potential donors to their future campaigns. In 1991, William Kennedy Smith, a nephew of Ted Kennedy, RFK, and JFK, was tried for rape. The facts of the case reported in the media...
  • RFK Jr. Claims Air America Was More Popular Than Conservative Radio

    06/26/2011 10:23:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 25, 2011 | Jack Coleman
    ... which helps explain why conservative radio continues to dominate the airwaves while Air America Radio, uh, went kaput. During a recent appearance on Tavis Smiley's PBS show, enviro lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose "Ring of Fire" show ran on Air America, made what reasonable souls among us might construe as a questionable claim.
  • Cafeteria Catholics: Arnold and Maria Schwarznegger

    06/06/2011 3:26:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Speroforum ^ | June 6, 2011 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    Betrayal -- that's what living a cafeteria lifestyle means, so it's hard to feel too sorry for proud, self-proclaimed "cafeteria Catholic" Maria Shriver who is experiencing the reality of betrayal from her cafeteria husband. In 2008, Shriver told the world, via the Washington Post's religion blog, that she chooses what she wants from Church teaching: "Even though I consider myself a Catholic in good standing, I disagree with a lot of the teachings of the Church....I don’t believe that if someone’s divorced they shouldn’t get Communion; I don’t believe that people who are gay shouldn’t be accepted into the...
  • The Kennedys Now Streams on Netflix! ("24"s Joel Surnow Produced...History Channel Rejected)

    06/12/2011 4:30:10 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 13 replies
    ...from "As seen on TV"...An intimate familial look at how Joseph Kennedy Sr. shaped his sons, John and Robert to become two of the most influential men in American history. The Kennedys chronicles society and class, scandal and tragedy, public greatness and private frailty. All played against a backdrop of one of the most momentous decades in history.
  • Maria Shriver knew for years but Ted Kennedy hushed her up!

    06/01/2011 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 35 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | 6/1/11 | Leon Wagener
    "I swear that I am not making this up." Dave Barry
  • Navy Names Next Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)

    05/29/2011 5:36:19 PM PDT · by Tatze · 145 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | 5/29/2011 | Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named the USS John F. Kennedy. The selection John F. Kennedy, designated CVN 79, honors the 35th President of the United States and pays tribute to his service in the Navy, in the government, and to the nation. “President John F. Kennedy exemplified the meaning of service, not just to country, but service to all humanity,” said Mabus. “I am honored to have the opportunity to name the next aircraft carrier after this great sailor and inspirational leader, and to keep the rich...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Sneers 'This Republican Guy' Schwarzenegger Has No Right to the Kennedy Legacy

    05/22/2011 4:43:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Rosie O'Donnell Sneers 'This Republican Guy' Schwarzenegger Has No Right to the Kennedy Legacy By Tim Graham Created 05/22/2011 - 6:05pm Brian Maloney at the Radio Equalizer blog reports that Rosie O’Donnell thinks cheating Arnold Schwarzenegger is somehow beneath the history of the Kennedy family – as if cheating were never allowed among the Kennedys? Perhaps it should be said that Maria Shriver’s parents, Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, seemed to have a happy, long-lasting marriage of 56 years. But Rosie might want to be careful about boasting of a Kennedy "legacy" on this topic of womanizing: ROSIE O'DONNELL:...
  • Kennedy's sympathy for suspect Loughner (Patches sympathy for Loughner)

    05/24/2011 10:53:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    WPRI-TV ^ | 5/23/11 | Bill Tomison
    (WPRI) - Patrick Kennedy continues his campaign for support for brain research -- with empathy for the suspect in a serious case of violence: Jared Loughner, the man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six others in a rampage earlier this year. Kennedy, the former Rhode Island representative who stepped down last year, wants to eradicate the stigma attached to mental health disorders. In an interview that aired this weekend on CNN -- an hour-long program called "Patrick Kennedy, Coming Clean" -- he told the news channel's Dr. Sanjay Gupta people with mental problems have been ignored for...
  • Legions of Shriver supporters say future is bright

    05/24/2011 8:10:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/11 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    California's former first lady Maria Shriver has made it her hallmark to celebrate women as "architects of change" - but the author, activist, journalist and mother of four always offered a more circumspect view of herself as simply "a work in progress." What comes next for Shriver - personally, professionally and politically - may now be played out on the public stage in the wake of the scandal involving her husband, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who last week admitted having a child with a housekeeper more than a decade ago while married to Shriver. The couple announced their separation earlier...
  • Patrick Kennedy: Loughner has brain injury, too

    05/23/2011 2:09:07 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 25 replies · 1+ views
    KTAR ^ | 23 May 2011 | KTAR
    The suspect in the January mass shootings in Tucson has been cited by former Congressman Patrick Kenndy as an example of discrimination against the mentally ill. Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, mentioned Jared Loughner during an interview on CNN Sunday night to discuss his past problems and addictions and his campaign for recognition of brain disease. Loughner, 22, is charged with shooting 19 people, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., in a Tucson parking lot in January. Six people were killed. Giffords was shot in the head and is currently in a rehabilitation center in...
  • Now it’s official: He’s a Kennedy

    05/17/2011 9:31:55 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 69 replies ^ | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | Howie Carr
    So this Schwarzenegger spalpeen was born more than 10 years ago, and Maria never had a clue? Arnold apparently took good care of his offspring, at least monetarily, but Maria didn’t catch on. That’s showing her (female) Kennedy roots all right. Paging Rose Kennedy. Just look the other way, like Michael Kennedy with the babysitter. Or Jack with Fiddle and Faddle and Judith Campbell Exner. Or Bobby with Marilyn Monroe . . . Obviously, Schwarzenegger had to overcome any number of handicaps to become a soldier in the Kennedy Crime Family. He’s an Austrian and, much more damning, he’s a...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver split over baby he fathered with member of household staff

    05/17/2011 4:06:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver split over baby he fathered with member of household staff By Michael Sheridan DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 5:57 AM Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced their split in early May after having been together for 25 years. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced their split in early May after having been together for 25 years. The marriage between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver was terminated because he fathered a child with a member of his household staff, it was revealed Tuesday. The former Governor of California and his wife announced their separation...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger 'mistress' claims she was just one of many women who shattered his marriage

    05/15/2011 4:43:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2011
    After announcing his separation from wife Maria Shriver this week, a woman has alleged she was just one of many mistresses that shattered Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 25-year marriage. The 63-year-old Terminator actor denies an affair with Gigi Goyette, but the 52-year-old woman has said: ‘There were so many other women. About 13 have come out of the woodwork.’ She claims she met Schwarzenegger in 1975, when she was a 16-year-old child actress on Little House On The Prairie. Gigi claims that she slept with the star once in that year but did not see him again until 1989, during which...
  • The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster

    05/12/2011 3:09:17 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 10, 2002 | Ben Johnson
    America's current mass immigration mess is the result of a change in the laws in 1965. Prior to 1965, despite some changes in the 50's, America was a low-immigration country basically living under immigration laws written in 1924. The record of debate over this seismic change in immigration policy reveals that left-wingers, in their visceral flight to attack "discrimination," did not reveal the consequences of their convictions. Instead, their spokesmen set out to assuage concerned traditionalists with a litany of lies and wishful thinking. Senate floor manager and Camelot knight-errant Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, assured jittery senators that "our cities will...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver announce separation

    05/09/2011 8:25:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 96 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage. Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-politician for the last few weeks. The former first couple confirmed the separation in a joint statement released Monday after questions were raised by The Times. "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," the statement read. "After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time,...
  • Putin: Who Gave NATO Right To Kill Gaddafi?

    04/27/2011 8:33:22 AM PDT · by Fennie · 52 replies · 1+ views
    RussiaToday ^ | April 26, 2011
    Who gave coalition forces in Libya the right to eliminate Gaddafi? That's the question Vladimir Putin's been asking, during an official visit to Denmark. The Russian Premier also said NATO's effectively joined one of the warring sides in the conflict. And more responsible action should be taken instead.
  • Bay of Pigs survivors pay tribute Sunday to fallen brethren

    04/17/2011 5:14:08 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 16 April 2011 | Luisa Yanez
    Taps will fill the air in Little Havana Sunday as the survivors of Brigade 2506 honor their fallen brothers, the men who died trying to liberate Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. The survivors, now in their 70s and 80s, will salute as a bugle plays and 104 names of veterans killed in battle are read. SNIP “These men certainly fit the bill of being considered a great generation,’’ said Victor Triay, SNIP More than 3,000 took part in the doomed mission, about half of which are still alive today. “What these men did 50 years ago was an act...
  • Ground broken for Kennedy Senate Institute

    04/08/2011 12:31:33 PM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    The words and spirit of Senator Edward M. Kennedy were evoked this morning at the groundbreaking ceremony for the educational institute that will bear the late Democrat’s name. Under glorious skies, hundreds of former staffers, local and national political figures, as well as average citizens, flocked to the groundbreaking for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. It will be built, starting later this summer, on Columbia Point next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. ... The ceremony included a film about Kennedy’s nearly 47-year career, which ended in August 2009 when he died...
  • Exclusive: Review of ‘The Kennedys’ miniseries

    03/29/2011 5:16:55 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Mar 2011 | John Ziegler
    Last night, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear and over one thousand other movie-industry types attended the Hollywood premiere of the “controversial” Kennedy miniseries that will start airing this Sunday on the ReelzChannel. I was also there, though, oddly, Tom and Katie never said hello. “The Kennedys” has been and will be the subject of much debate because it was scheduled to air on the History Channel before the History Channel caved to backchannel political pressure exerted by the Kennedy family (specifically Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver) and claimed that the epic, eight-part miniseries didn’t “fit the History brand.” Keep...
  • In Obama’s speech, echoes of JFK (No, he's serious!)

    03/28/2011 6:47:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | March 28, 2011 | Robert Kagan
    With his speech tonight, President Obama placed himself in a great tradition of American presidents who have understood America’s special role in the world. He thoroughly rejected the so-called realist approach, extolled American exceptionalism, spoke of universal values and insisted that American power should be used, when appropriate, on behalf of those values. I was particularly pleased to see him place Libya in the context of the Arab Spring. This is the part of the equation that the self-described realists have missed....
  • When and on what channel will the new Kennedy series air?

    03/26/2011 6:57:53 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 12 replies
    March 25, 2011 | Mamzelle
    BigHollywood and the NYPost say it will air April 3rd on Reelz (?) channel. I have cable, but seldom watch anything other than the HGTV, Fox maybe the Turner Old Movie channel. What is Reelz? And what time will it air? I want to make sure and see it, and expect more than several Freepers do, too...
  • Mass. job fair canceled because of lack of jobs (Hope & Change)

    03/25/2011 2:43:03 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 8 replies ^ | 3-25-2011 | AP
    TAUNTON -- A Massachusetts employment organization has canceled its annual job fair because not enough companies have come forward to offer jobs.
  • April groundbreaking slated for Edward M. Kennedy Institute

    03/21/2011 3:15:08 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 21, 2011 | Martin Finucane
    A groundbreaking ceremony has been slated for early next month for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Dorchester. The ceremony is to be held at the future site of the institute, next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, a statement from the institute said.
  • SHOCK: 82% of US schools 'failing'...

    An estimated 82 percent of U.S. schools could be labeled as "failing" under the nation's No Child Left Behind Act this year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday Department of Education estimates the number of schools not meeting targets will skyrocket from 37 to 82 percent in 2011 because states are toughening their standards to meet the requirements of the law. The schools will face sanctions ranging from offering tutoring to closing their doors "No Child Left Behind is broken and we need to fix it now," Duncan said in a statement. "This law has created a thousand ways for...
  • Joe Kennedy won’t challenge Scott Brown(Oh Noes!!!)

    03/08/2011 4:52:47 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 8, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II said he won’t consider running against Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown while appearing today at a high-profile protest against President Obama for cutting federal heating assistance. “I start to feel ill all of the sudden,” said Kennedy when asked if he’s thinking of challenging Brown. Kennedy, who had considered running for his late uncle U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s seat in 2008, admitted after Brown’s surprise win that he wished he’d jumped into the special election.
  • Duncan: No Child denies 'birthright'

    03/04/2011 10:02:58 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 03/04/11 | MJ LEE
    Arne Duncan is renewing his criticism of the No Child Left Behind law passed under George W. Bush as the education secretary visits a high school with the former president's brother. Duncan, who will accompany President Obama to Miami on Friday to visit the school, wrote in an op-ed that the education measure has denied students an “American birthright.” “Under the 2002 No Child Left Behind law ... millions of children continue to be denied their one shot at an American birthright — an education that opens the door to college, careers, and opportunity,” Duncan wrote in the Miami Herald,...
  • Fox News' Lies Keep Them Out of Canada

    03/03/2011 8:17:16 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Reader Supporting News ^ | 03/01/2011 | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    As America's middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades - against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News - fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of the Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canadian regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada's right-wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news. Canada's Radio Act requires that "a licenser may not broadcast ... any false or misleading news." The provision...
  • Ted Kennedy, Party Man

    02/28/2011 8:40:36 PM PST · by Rabin · 21 replies
    If nothing else, this new file shows that Kennedy was at best a man with tremendously flawed judgment, and at worst, a malicious political opportunist willing to sell out anything for his own personal ambitions.
  • '61 memo claims Ted Kennedy sought to rent brothel

    02/28/2011 3:42:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | February 28, 2011 | Andrew Miga
    An FBI file contends that a young Edward M. Kennedy arranged to rent a brothel for a night while visiting Chile in 1961, a year before he was elected to the Senate. The previously redacted State Department memo, dated Dec. 28, 1961, was released by Judicial Watch, a Washington-based organization that said it obtained it through a Freedom of Information lawsuit....