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  • Citgo pulls $100M in oil donations to Citizens Energy

    01/06/2009 6:32:09 AM PST · by rellimpank · 27 replies · 1,024+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 06 jan 09 | Jay Fitzgerald
    Joe Kennedy announced yesterday he’s laying off 20 employees and temporarily halting most of his winter fuel-assistance programs due to Citgo yanking $100 million in support for the nonprofit Citizens Energy. Citgo, owned by the Venezuelan government led by leftist loudmouth president Hugo Chavez, recently informed Kennedy that it was “temporarily” suspending its oil donations for the low-income program.
  • Caroline Kennedy no whiz with words [ROFL!!]

    12/29/2008 9:39:43 PM PST · by Enchante · 49 replies · 2,076+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 29th 2008 | MICHAEL SAUL
    Caroline Kennedy, you know, might need, you know, a speech coach, um, if she, you know, wants, um, to be a senator. Um, you know? Kennedy, who gave a flurry of media interviews on Friday and Saturday, revealed some cringing verbal tics that showed her inexperience as a speaker, experts told the Daily News. In a 30-minute session with The News on Saturday, Kennedy punctuated her answers with "you know" more than 200 times. "Um" was fairly constant, too.
  • WaPo Writer: Caroline Kennedy Appointment as Senator Would Fulfill "Fairy Tale" Dream

    12/10/2008 7:22:55 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies · 862+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 10, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    With all the attention being focused on the Rod Blagojevich scandal involving the attempted selling of the U.S. senate seat vacancy by the Illinois governor, another senate vacancy seems to have been almost forgotten. That is the New York senate seat to be left vacant by Hillary Clinton who will soon become the Secretary of State. So who should New York governor David Paterson appoint to that senate seat? Washington Post writer Ruth Marcus provides excellent reasons why it shouldn't be Caroline Kennedy but then, absurdly, decides she needs to become a senator so as to fulfill the "girly" dream...
  • RFK Won’t Go to D.C., Says ‘Send Caroline’ He saw a Senate seat and explained why not

    12/06/2008 3:12:17 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 70 replies · 1,838+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Dec 5, 2008 | By Jacob Gershman
    Sentimental New York Democrats were rooting for Governor Paterson to appoint Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate seat his father once held. But Kennedy’s not interested. “It was a heart-wrenching decision, and it occupied me throughout Thanksgiving with my family, with Teddy,” he says. “It’s not a good time for me to move to Washington, because I have a large and young family. They’re all in school.” That’s expensive—though not as pricey as holding on to the seat. “Against formidable opponents, most likely Peter King and possibly Rudy Giuliani, to defend the seat, I’m...

    04/14/2008 6:27:41 AM PDT · by tlb · 49 replies · 340+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 14, 2008 | HASANI GITTENS
    An illicit copy of the steamy, still-FBI-classified reel - 15 minutes of 16mm film footage in which the original blond bombshell performs oral sex on an unidentified man - was just sold to a New York businessman for $1.5 million, said Keya Morgan, the well-known memorabilia collector who discovered the film and brokered its purchase. The footage appears to have been shot in the 1950s. When it came to light in the mid-'60s, then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had his agents spend two weeks futilely trying to prove that Monroe's sex partner was either John F. Kennedy or Robert F....
  • Bill Clinton: Rogue Co-President In Waiting

    02/03/2008 3:05:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 526+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 2, 2008 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Make no mistake about it: If Hillary Clinton is elected president, her husband will be her rogue co-president, causing constant chaos, crises and conflicts for her new administration. And sometimes, that will be exactly what Hillary wants. Chaos is Bill Clinton’s signature style and he’s not about to suddenly change. No way. Nor does Hillary necessarily want him to be a new Bill. In many ways, his divisive role in her campaign has been carefully crafted by Hillary and her team. It might come in useful in the White House, too. Throughout Hillary’s campaign, Bill has given us an unfortunate...
  • Ted Kennedy backs Obama, blames Bubba for S.C. racial divide

    01/29/2008 7:54:57 AM PST · by fweingart · 17 replies · 33+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/29/2008 | MICHAEL McAULIFF, KENNETH R. BAZINET
    Ted and niece Caroline Kennedy turned back on long history with Clintons, including a sailing jaunt that included Bill, Hil and Ted and son Patrick in 1997. Et tu, Teddy? America's liberal icon Ted Kennedy tossed old chums Bill and Hillary Clinton overboard Monday, after plunging a knife into the former First Couple as he abandoned them in favor of alluring newcomer Barack Obama. "I am proud to stand here today and offer my help, my voice, my energy and my commitment to make Barack Obama the next President of the United States," Kennedy told a crowd of 5,500 at...
  • A President Like My Father...Caroline Kennedy endorses Obama

    01/26/2008 6:44:42 PM PST · by steadcom · 365 replies · 6,664+ views
    New York Times ^ | 01/27/2008 | Caroline Kennedy
    OVER the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the people who’ve told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president. This sense is even more profound today. That is why I am supporting a presidential candidate in the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama...
  • Ted Kennedy endorsing Obama

    01/27/2008 4:24:07 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 60 replies · 70+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Jan. 27, 2008 | Susan Milligan
    WASHINGTON -- Senator Edward M. Kennedy will endorse Barack Obama for president tomorrow, breaking his year-long neutrality to send a powerful signal of where the legendary Massachusetts Democrat sees the party going -- and who he thinks is best to lead it. Kennedy confidantes told the Globe today that the Bay State's senior senator will appear with Obama and Kennedy's niece, Caroline Kennedy, at a morning rally at American University in Washington tomorrow to announce his support. That will be a potentially significant boost for Obama as he heads into a series of critical primaries on Super Tuesday, Feb. 5....
  • Che Kennedy, Chavez’s useful idiot

    01/03/2008 8:54:47 AM PST · by IrishMike · 32 replies · 97+ views
    Examiner ^ | Jan 3, 2008 | Editorial
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - John F. Kennedy would no doubt be horrified to see his nephew self-righteously shilling for a tin-horn communist dictator like Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. JFK was a liberal on most domestic issues, but on foreign policy, he was an ardent anti-communist. Countless movies and documentaries have been made about Kennedy's shining moment, the Cuban Missile Crisis. That was October 1962, when he forced Premier Nikita Khruschev to blink first and withdraw the Soviets’ nuclear-tipped missiles from Marxist dictator Fidel Castro’s Cuba, just 90 miles south of Florida. Today, there is nothing at all bright about the way...
  • Pope slap: Vatican stiffs Kennedy dynasty

    06/21/2007 9:18:25 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 68 replies · 1,663+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, June 21, 2007 | Jessica Van Sack
    Dynasty takes hit as Joe K annulment nixed The Kennedy dynasty’s renowned clout with the Catholic Church was shaken yesterday by news that the Vatican overturned the annulment of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II’s first marriage. But his former wife - victorious in winning the reversal - suggested that the famous clan was still receiving special treatment. “I understand he found out a while ago,” said former Kennedy wife Sheila Rauch, who was informed by the church last month, two years after the fact, that the Vatican’s top Romana Rota court reversed the stinging annulment that rendered invalid...
  • FBI file links Kennedy to Monroe's death

    03/17/2007 8:23:50 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 73 replies · 2,621+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 3/17/2007 | No given
    For four decades there have been rumours that Marilyn Monroe's death was not a simple suicide. Now a Los Angeles-based Australian writer and director, Philippe Mora, has uncovered an FBI document that throws up a chilling new scenario. The screen legend Marilyn Monroe...the FBI report says she "expected to have her stomach pumped out and get sympathy for her suicide attempt", but it suggests she was left to die. Photo: Harold Lloyd/The Harold Lloyd Collection The screen legend Marilyn Monroe...the FBI report says she "expected to have her stomach pumped out and get sympathy for her suicide attempt", but it...
  • Skakel Witness Won't Talk (Kennedy cousin)

    09/04/2006 4:37:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 36 replies · 1,335+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/4/06 | AP
    A man who implicated two friends in the 1975 murder that sent Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel to prison has refused to testify, prompting a prosecutor to accuse him of making up the account. Gitano (Tony) Bryant invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination at his deposition recently in Miami and does not plan to testify at hearings on whether Skakel deserves a new trial, said Joel Denaro, his lawyer. "What it strongly suggests to us is that Mr. Bryant's story is a fabrication and he is seeking to avoid testifying under oath for that reason," prosecutor Jonathan Benedict said. Skakel's lawyers...
  • Pat K faithful flooding R.I. GOP with ‘hate mail’

    06/07/2006 12:19:28 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 918+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 06/07/06 | Dave Wedge
    Rhode Island Republicans have received piles of “hate mail” from supporters of U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, angry that the GOP has called for the troubled six-term congressman to step down. “This has clearly hit a raw nerve somewhere,” Rhode Island GOP spokesman Chuck Newton told the Herald.“We’ve received mountains of hate mail from all over.” Most of the letters and emails include angry and in some cases obscene tirades blasting party leaders for pushing for Kennedy’s ouster as a result of his legal troubles, Newton said. Republicans initially called for Kennedy to step down the day after he slammed...
  • Treat me like I'm black, sez Teddy's son

    06/06/2006 8:16:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 125 replies · 4,328+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 6, 2006 | MICHAEL McAULIFF and CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Fresh from rehab, Rep. Patrick Kennedy said yesterday he wants to be treated like an African-American from Washington if and when he gets charged for crashing his car on Capitol Hill. Denying that he was drunk and or that he asked the Capitol Police for preferential treatment, Kennedy, a Rhode Island congressman, said he's prepared "in terms of bookings, in terms of mug shots, fingerprints, whatever they might have me do." "It's what anyone else would have done to them if they were an African-American in Anacostia," Kennedy said in a shaky voice, referring to the mostly minority neighborhood in...
  • Rehabbed Patrick Kennedy 'Feels Good'

    06/05/2006 10:09:15 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 61 replies · 1,805+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 6 June 2006
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Monday he was feeling good after nearly a month in drug rehabilitation and was looking forward to getting back to work. "I can tell you today, I feel confident about my health, positive about my future, and passionate about my work representing the people of Rhode Island," the Rhode Island Democrat said in a speech at Brown University on the future of mental health care and addiction treatment. It was his first public appearance since being released Friday from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The six-term congressman checked into the clinic...
  • Lee Harvey Oswald and the Liberal Crack-Up

    05/18/2006 12:05:21 AM PDT · by beckett · 23 replies · 1,131+ views
    Commentary ^ | May 2006 | James Piereson
    Liberalism entered the 1960’s as the vital force in American politics, riding a wave of accomplishment running from the Progressive era through the New Deal and beyond. A handsome young president, John F. Kennedy, had just been elected on the promise to extend the unfinished agenda of reform. Liberalism owned the future, as Orwell might have said. Yet by the end of the decade, liberal doctrine was in disarray, with some of its central assumptions broken by the experience of the immediately preceding years. It has yet to recover. What happened? There is, of course, a litany of standard answers,...
  • Cops probe pol’s favorite bars: (Patches) Kennedy checks self into rehab

    05/06/2006 10:00:41 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 65 replies · 2,038+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/06/06 | Dave Wedge
    WASHINGTON - Detectives probing U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s early-morning car wreck interviewed workers at the Hawk ’n’ Dove bar yesterday while rank-and-file Capitol police are pushing prosecutors to throw the book at the well-connected pol. “Mr. Kennedy, by his own admission, was operating under the influence of narcotics, which is a violation,” said Lou Cannon, president of the Capitol police union. Cannon said detectives probing the Rhode Island Democrat’s 2:45 a.m. wreck visited several watering holes along Pennsylvania Avenue yesterday, asking bartenders and waitstaff if they saw Kennedy in the hours before the congressman crashed his Mustang convertible into a...
  • Pat (Kennedy) cites pills in car wreck

    05/05/2006 12:17:31 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 82 replies · 2,100+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/05/06 | Dave Wedge
    WASHINGTON -U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy insisted yesterday that he had consumed “no alcohol” before he slammed his Mustang convertible into a concrete barrier near his office, but a hostess at a popular Capitol Hill watering hole told the Herald she saw him drinking in the hours before the crash. “He was drinking a little bit,” said the woman, who works at the Hawk & Dove and would not give her name. Leaving his office late last night, Kennedy refused to say whether he’d been to the Hawk & Dove the night before. Earlier in the evening, Kennedy issued a statement...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...