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  • Baylor not commenting on reports of President Kenneth Starr’s firing

    05/24/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2016 | Cindy Boren
    Baylor declined to respond to reports Tuesday that President and Chancellor Kenneth Starr, best known for his investigation of the Clinton administration, has been fired by the Board of Regents in the wake of a sexual assault scandal involving the school and its football team.
  • Sources: BU [Baylor] Regents Remove Starr As President [ed]

    05/24/2016 11:25:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Horns Digest ^ | May 24, 2016 | Chip Brown
    The Baylor board of regents on Tuesday removed Kenneth Starr as school president and chancellor after six years and offered him a leadership position in the BU law school, sources told HornsDigest.com.
  • Kenneth Starr, Who Tried to Bury Bill Clinton, Now Only Praises Him

    05/24/2016 10:02:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    An unlikely voice recently bemoaned the decline of civility in presidential politics, warned that “deep anger” was fueling an “almost radical populism” and sang the praises of former President Bill Clinton — particularly his “redemptive” years of philanthropic work since leaving the White House. The voice was that of Kenneth W. Starr, the former Whitewater independent counsel, whose Javert-like pursuit of Mr. Clinton in the 1990s helped bring a new intensity to partisan warfare and led to the impeachment of a president for only the second time in the nation’s history. The presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, increasingly seems...
  • How the White House tried to handle Monica Lewinsky

    10/11/2014 4:01:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    politico ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    The Clinton White House tried just about everything to pull itself through the Monica Lewinsky scandal. A trove of documents released Friday by the Clinton Presidential Library sheds light on the White House’s internal machinations as it coped with the scandal — from efforts to discredit rivals and attack the media to attempts to boost West Wing spirits by sharing supportive op-eds or the unfavorable poll numbers for special prosecutor Kenneth Starr.The emails follow the arc of the scandal as it grew from a media frenzy to a constitutional crisis and then began to subside as President Bill Clinton regained...
  • Liberal grass roots gather to find a challenger for Hillary Clinton

    10/08/2014 4:52:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Liberal groups are building a grassroots army in Iowa and New Hampshire in hopes of stopping a Hillary Clinton coronation in 2016. While the progressive groups don’t have a candidate, they are hiring organizers and opening offices as if one will emerge. At a minimum, the groups hope their efforts will push Clinton to the left. And if the political winds blow just right, the activists hope Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will take the plunge — and turn their organizing work into the foundation for her candidacy. Officials form Democracy For America, a liberal group, are getting involved in local-level...
  • First Whitewater prosecutor says 'serious crimes' were uncovered in probe

    10/08/2014 4:06:28 AM PDT · by John W · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 7, 2014 | Michael Isikoff
    The first federal prosecutor to probe the financial dealings of Bill and Hillary Clinton says he was poised to bring high-profile indictments against top Arkansas political and business figures — based in part on testimony from a chief witness against the then president — when he was abruptly replaced by a panel of federal judges, throwing his investigation into turmoil. "I was angry, frustrated and above all disappointed that I was not going to be able to carry through and finish bringing the indictments," writes Robert Fiske, a former U.S. attorney who served as the original independent counsel in charge...
  • Old Scandal Resurfacing for Hillary Clinton – The Worst News Possible for Her Presidential Campaign

    10/10/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 67 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | October 10, 2014
    "Whitewater" is a term that younger Americans probably don’t remember. And Hillary Clinton was counting on it staying that way. But for watchers of the Clinton White House, it was a property investment scandal dating back to the first days of Bill’s first term in office. And now, it’s back and setting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s White House dreams on fire. The Clinton library is going to be releasing documents, which include the once sealed Whitewater files. They will be included in a new book by Robert Fiske, the former U.S. attorney who was the first independent counsel...
  • Monica's back - says Clinton lied

    12/17/2009 3:22:51 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 54 replies · 3,104+ views
    Politico ^ | December 17, 2009 | JOSH GERSTEIN & JOHN F. HARRIS
    In the years since their bitter battle, both former President Bill Clinton and independent counsel Ken Starr have predicted they’d be vindicated in the history books. Now the first definitive history of the Clinton scandal is about to arrive — and neither man can be completely happy about his portrayal in its pages. “The Death of American Virtue,” due out in February, asserts that Clinton had yet another extramarital affair, with Susan McDougal of Whitewater fame. Also in the book, Monica Lewinsky tells author Ken Gormley that she believes the president lied under oath when he described their encounters. At...
  • Starr accused of sending fake clemency pleas

    02/11/2006 7:18:56 AM PST · by Rodney King · 26 replies · 950+ views
    pmsnbc ^ | today | staff
    SAN FRANCISCO - Lawyers for a death row inmate, including former Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr, sent fake letters from jurors asking California’s governor to spare the man’s life, prosecutors said Friday. The jurors denied they thought Michael Morales deserved clemency because some of the testimony at his trial may have been fabricated, said Nathan Barankin, spokesman for Attorney General Bill Lockyer. “We showed each person the declaration on their behalf and they all said they didn’t say that,” Barankin said. Story continues below ↓ advertisement San Joaquin County prosecutor Charles Schultz also said the letters sent to Gov. Arnold...
  • Bill's boring book of bunk

    06/22/2004 10:57:17 PM PDT · by kattracks · 34 replies · 716+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 6/23/04 | Brent Bozell
    So Bill Clinton has written a 957-page book about his life. It appears to be the literary equivalent of the movie "Airplane!" in which the main character, Ted Striker, kept trying to bore captive passengers with his life story, as they all killed themselves rather than listen to him drone on and on and on. Luckily, nobody actually has to read the entire Clinton memoirs. Nobody should, given Clinton's fathomless credibility problems. Millions of Clinton fans will buy it, and maybe one or two of them will even finish it. But let's be clear about this book. It's an opportunity to...
  • Hillary: I Stayed With Bill to Save America

    06/13/2003 10:36:27 AM PDT · by rs79bm · 84 replies · 319+ views
    At last it can be told. The mystery of why New York Sen. Hillary Clinton was willing to sacrifice her self-respect and her dignity to stay in a humiliating marriage to ex-President Clinton is a mystery no longer. She did it to save America. In her book "Living History," Mrs. Clinton recalls that after she learned about Monica Lewinsky, "I knew what I did and said in the next days and weeks would influence not just Bill's future and mine, but also America's." "Bill's Presidency, the institutional Presidency and the integrity of the Constitution hung in the balance," Hillary recalls,...
  • PETER PAUL AND HILLARY: No. 19- Who Else Has Joined FreeRepublic from a Brazilian Prison?

    06/20/2005 10:52:43 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies · 1,411+ views
    DFU | 6-20-05 | Doug from Upland
    www.HillCAP.org INTRO and EPISODES 1-10 11- $2,000 Returned, We Keep the 2 Mil, Meet Bill on AF One with More 12 – Hillary’s Laundromat at 88 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 13 - How Is David Rosen Like Sally Field? 14 - Lying Chart of Sandler Was Like Unwelcome Visiting Relative 15 – If Rosen Didn’t Do It, Who Did It? 16 – The Civil Trial Is Coming (in song) 17 - BWAHAHAHAHA! Fidel Castro Thinks Peter Is a Very, Very Bad Man 18 - Are Cher and Dianna Ross Chopped Liver? =======================================================================NOTE: This is the 19th episode in a...
  • 'Mandela helped me survive Monicagate, Arafat could not make the leap to peace...

    07/22/2005 11:06:56 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 29 replies · 1,232+ views
    Guarian ^ | 7/21/05
    ...Iraq - low on the danger list One of My Life's most arresting passages describes the handover meeting Clinton had with his successor in December 2000. George Bush reckoned the biggest security issues he would face would be national missile defence and Iraq. "I told him that, based on the last eight years, I thought his biggest security problems, in order, would be Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida; the absence of peace in the Middle East; the standoff between nuclear powers India and Pakistan, and the ties of the Pakistanis to the Taliban and al-Qaida; North Korea; and then Iraq."...
  • Larry King's Linda Tripp Interview 'Puff Piece', Ignored Unecessary Torture She Inflicted on America

    12/02/2003 5:34:29 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 37 replies · 127+ views
    Larry King's Linda Tripp Interview 'Puff Piece', Ignored Unecessary Torture She Inflicted on America Weiner Asserts 12/2/03 12:01:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Bob Weiner, 301-283-0821 or 202-329-1700 WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Larry King's hour-long interview of Linda Tripp tonight was a "puff piece" which "ignored the unnecessary torture she inflicted on America," Bob Weiner, Clinton White House staffer who was subpoenaed by Ken Starr before the Lewinsky Grand Jury, asserted tonight. Weiner said, "I couldn't get past their call-in 800 line busy signal to ask what King himself should have asked and emphasized to Tripp...
  • “We don’t speak of the Clintons that way.”

    03/07/2008 8:01:41 AM PST · by jdm · 17 replies · 945+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | March 07, 2008 | Staff
    LINK“Over The Top” By Peggy NoonanWhile anyone on the left would immediately discount the source because she was one of President Reagan’s speech writers, they’d be smart to at least look at this one. Whether it’s bombing a recruiting station as a demonstration of their support for peace and “the troops,” or calls on liberal websites demanding that the DNC convention “re-create 68,” or perhaps it’s the growing Dem vs Dem punditry on tv…it really doesn’t matter. The point is the same: there is a deep fracture in the Democratic Party between Senator Obama’s supporters and Senator Clinton’s supporters. This...
  • Olbermann Denies Liberal Bias, Insists in Politics in Politics He's 'Neutral'

    07/31/2006 7:34:44 PM PDT · by fuyb · 74 replies · 2,140+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 10:20am EDT, Monday July 31, 2006
    Olbermann Denies Liberal Bias, Insists in Politics He's 'Neutral' During an appearance on Friday's Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann acknowledged accusations of liberal bias, but denied they were true, preferring to describe himself politically as "correct" and "neutral," without a "rooting interest" in who wins elections. Ignoring criticism from the MRC that, among other instances of bias during the 1998 Monica Lewinsky scandal, he once compared former Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr to Nazi war criminal Heinrich Himmler, Olbermann claimed that he was never accused of liberal bias while covering the scandal. Olbermann: "I've been...
  • Stone Them All

    03/03/2007 1:29:25 PM PST · by BugsB51 · 14 replies · 669+ views
    Them Dem"s can fight. When one of their own is in trouble, watch out. The gloves come off. When Ken Starr was the special prosecutor in the Clinton investigation, Starr became the story and the villain. The Democrats with the help of a willing press investigated him. They started a media campaign to destroy him and nearly did. Remember the mantra, Four Years and Forty Million Dollars, He was accused of being obsessed with sex, he was a partisan etc. Even Hollywood jumped on board. Who Can Forget Alec Baldwin's "We would stone Henry Hide to death and we would...
  • How O'Connor Got Job

    07/05/2005 5:52:20 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 1,359+ views
    WND.com ^ | 07-05-05 | Farah, Joseph
    How O'Connor got job -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 5, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Sandra Day O'Connor is stepping down as a Supreme Court justice after 24 years, and most Americans still have no idea how she got the job in the first place. She got it through deception. She fooled President Reagan into thinking she was a supporter of the Constitution as written, and she did it with the help of a conservative Republican icon named Kenneth Starr. Starr is best known as the independent counsel who investigated Bill Clinton's crimes as president. As such, he set himself...
  • Breaking the new anti-free speech law.

    03/23/2002 12:08:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 135 replies · 569+ views
    Free Republic | 03/23/02 | Jim Robinson
    There have been several posts recently advocating a plan to engage in illegal activities, that is, to break the new law restricting our free speech rights. Though I sympathize with the posters, Free Republic is not to be used to advocate illegal activities, thus these posts have all been deleted. However, should this clearly unconstitutional bill become the law of the land, I may choose to break it myself, but I would never encourage anyone else to break it. And I definitely would not recommend anyone use the internet to engage in the planning or execution of illegal acts. This...
  • Regents Unanimously Elect Kenneth Winston Starr 14th President of Baylor University

    02/15/2010 3:28:03 PM PST · by LucyJo · 20 replies · 537+ views
    Baylor University ^ | 2/15/10 | n/a
    Baylor University announces that Kenneth Winston Starr, J.D., current dean of the School of Law at Pepperdine University, has been named the 14th president of Baylor University. Starr was the unanimous choice of both the 14-member Presidential Search Committee and the 10-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee, and was elected unanimously by the Baylor Board of Regents on Feb. 12.
  • Times Sues Prosecutor on Phone Records

    09/29/2004 1:16:11 AM PDT · by publius1 · 14 replies · 380+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 29, 2004 | ADAM LIPTAK
    The prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the United States attorney in Chicago, is investigating a leak and has said he intends to seek the reporters' records from their phone companies. Mr. Fitzgerald contends that one or more government officials alerted the reporters, Judith Miller and Philip Shenon, to an imminent search of the offices of an Islamic charity. That disclosure, he has written to lawyers for The Times, was probably criminal... In a letter in August to Mr. Comey, two lawyers for The Times, Floyd Abrams and Kenneth W. Starr, wrote that the records the government seeks, for some 20 days...
  • Clinton to Couric: "Starr Saw Himself as Christian Driving Infidel from Temple"

    06/23/2004 4:39:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 139 replies · 328+ views
    The Today Show
    It's official. Bill Clinton sees himself as a heroic victim of virtually Christ-like proportions. In his just-aired interview with Katie Couric, he rarely strayed from his visceral fixation on and hatred for Ken Starr. His paranoia and grandiosity reached their delusional peak when he claimed the following: "Starr believed it violated the natural order of things for me to be elected. They (the far right) thought there would never be another Democract in the White House. Starr doesn't think he is a bad man. He thought he was a good God-fearing Christian man trying to drive an infidel from the...
  • Bush and Starr

    07/08/2003 5:36:41 AM PDT · by spoiled goods · 76 replies · 1,130+ views
    I've been reading Sidney Blumenthal's book, The Clinton Wars. I was struck by the similarities between the Starr Inquisition and the way the Bushies "investigated" weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Starr and his office clung to the belief that the Clintons were devious criminal conspirators. “I think it was consistent throughout the office,” Sam Dash said. “Ken ultimately believed it himself. They said, [the Clintons are] powerful, they can cover up, they’re pressuring people to lie. We’re going to stay on it until we get it. It was a hypothesis.” But Starr had no evidence that the Clintons were...
  • Clinton aide compares Obama to Ken Starr

    03/06/2008 8:59:06 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies · 78+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/6/2008 | Ben Smith
    Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson, taking the campaign a bit meta on a conference call today, attacked Obama for attacking Clinton, and compared him to a notorious Clinton foe. "When Senator Obama was confronted with questions over whether he was ready to be Commander-in-Chief and steward of the economy, he chose not to address those questions, but to attack Senator Clinton," Wolfson said. "I for one do not believe that imitating Ken Starr is the way to win a Democratic primary election for president."
  • Clinton rips Starr, coverage by media-Calls prosecution 'embarrassment'

    11/20/2004 12:11:11 AM PST · by kattracks · 130 replies · 5,049+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/20/04 | James Jefferson, AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In a prime-time television outburst, Bill Clinton ripped old nemesis Kenneth Starr and what the former president portrayed as a gullible media eager to report every ''sleazy thing" leaked from a prosecutor bent on bringing him down. The exchange came in an interview with ABC news anchorman Peter Jennings that aired Thursday night, hours after Clinton opened his $165 million presidential library. Clinton blasted Starr and spoke disdainfully of a media that he suggested was complicit in a scheme to ruin his presidency. ''No other president ever had to endure someone like Ken Starr," Clinton said....
  • Kenneth Starr says he shouldn't have been involved in Lewinsky case

    12/02/2004 12:38:49 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 45 replies · 1,616+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 2, 2004
    Kenneth Starr says he never should have led the investigation that resulted in the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton. The former independent counsel, now dean of the Pepperdine University law school, says "the most fundamental thing that could have been done differently" was for somebody else to have investigated Clinton's statements under oath denying he had an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
  • Clinton Camp Compares Obama to Ken Starr

    03/06/2008 9:52:19 AM PST · by kingattax · 19 replies · 546+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 06, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    On Sen. Barack Obama's new pledge to run a more aggressive campaign against Sen. Hillary Clinton -- asking what her national security credentials are, pushing her to release her tax returns -- Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson just said on a conference call with reporters: "I for one do not find that imitating Ken Starr is a way to win a Democratic primary election for president." - jpt UPDATE: I asked both campaigns for comment on Wolfson's remarks. Wolfson said that by making attacks on Sen. Clinton's openness (or lack thereof), her failure to release her tax returns even after...
  • Obama compared to ken starr? Oh contraire

    03/06/2008 2:21:00 PM PST · by Colt_45cal · 22 replies · 118+ views
    http://www.casualvices.com ^ | 3-6-08 | Colts_45cal
    March 06, 2008 On a conference call today, Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said, "I for one do not believe that imitating Ken Starr is the way to win a Democratic primary election for president." Ah, Mr Smarty Pants, in what way? You opened the door. It's all fair game now. How exactly is Obama imitating Ken Starr again? You mean like… HSUgate, whitewater, cattle futures, travelgate, FBI-filegate, Lewinskigate (etc; etc) Too much to list. Oh by the way, Mr Wolfson, remind me again how many times the Clintons have been under investigation? http://prorev.com/legacy.htm No Mr Wolfson, asking Hillary to release...
  • "My Job," by Ken Starr

    07/08/2004 6:23:56 AM PDT · by OESY · 30 replies · 1,294+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 8, 2004 | KENNETH W. STARR
    ... Along with its high optimism, the story told by the nation's 42nd president has a decidedly unhappy dimension. Its pages brim with bitter reflections on the source of that unhappiness -- the selection of a court-appointed prosecutor in the Whitewater investigation. That prosecutor, we are reminded, replaced an earlier, highly distinguished prosecutor, Robert Fiske, who had been chosen in early 1994 by President Clinton's own attorney general, Janet Reno, to investigate the matter. Mr. Fiske should have continued to serve, the argument goes, especially since (in the author's view) there was essentially nothing of substance to investigate in the...
  • Whitewashing Whitewater (Clinton Mocks Impeachment, Ken Starr in New Library)

    11/18/2004 2:30:37 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 33 replies · 967+ views
    LITTLE ROCK — In his new presidential library that opens today, Bill Clinton defiantly mocks the impeachment proceedings against him, charging that the independent counsel who investigated him had "a bias against the president" and blaming Republicans for engaging in the "politics of personal destruction." The former president, in exhibits he approved, repeatedly castigates Newt Gingrich, accusing him of instructing Republicans to label Democrats as "sick," and asserts that the former House speaker led a cabal of radical right-wing "revolutionaries" bent on destroying Mr. Clinton for one reason: "Because we can." "The impeachment battle was not about the Constitution...
  • Jennings Praises Clinton Who Rants About ABC Helping Ken Starr

    11/22/2004 12:29:44 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 1,581+ views
    MRC ^ | Nov 19, 2004 | Brent Baker
    During ABC's hour-long Primetime Special Edition promotion of the opening of the Clinton Library, titled, "Bill Clinton: A Place in History," Peter Jennings trumpeted his record as "full of accomplishment" and touted how he's "hugely popular in other parts of the world." But Clinton lectured Jennings on ABC's bias against him. Jennings had told the former President how a survey of historians had ranked him highly in some areas, but that "they gave you a 41st on moral authority." That prompted Clinton to launch into a rant against Ken Starr and the historians, but he maintained that "I don't really...
  • Kenneth W. Starr Joins Legal Defense of Proposition 8

    12/19/2008 5:37:36 PM PST · by Fred · 5 replies · 1,853+ views
    Protect Marriage - Yes on 8 ^ | 121908 | Protect Marriage
    December 19, 2008 Dear Friends, Today ProtectMarriage.com – Yes on 8, filed written briefs with the California Supreme Court defending Prop. 8 against legal challenges. As you will recall, three anti-Prop 8 lawsuits were initiated by opponents the day after the measure passed in the November General Election. We are excited to share with you that joining the legal defense of Proposition 8 is Kenneth W. Starr. Starr formerly served as a Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, and as U.S. Solicitor General, he argued twenty-five cases before the Supreme Court. He remains active in the professional...
  • Ken Starr Saved Bill Clinton from Himself

    06/25/2004 6:32:07 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 10 replies · 445+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | June 25, 2004 | John Tamny
    In advance of this week's release of his 957-page memoir, former President Bill Clinton is already rewriting history. Most notably he has excoriated Ken Starr; a remarkable delusion on Clinton's part given that the former Whitewater special prosecutor arguably saved him from committing perjury before a federal grand jury. The spin began last week, with the former president telling USA Today that Starr was guilty of an "abuse of power" that "crushed innocents." Perhaps mixing journalism with advocacy, CBS anchor Dan Rather noted in the same USA Today piece that Clinton's most "interesting and riveting" comments from Sunday night's 60...
  • Ken Starr vs. CBS News

    05/12/2005 3:14:57 PM PDT · by SallyM · 33 replies · 1,641+ views
    Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to CBS News this afternoon: Do you remember that wild and wacky late-Sixties variety show, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In? One of the recurring bits featured a perfectly ordinary and innocuous TV interview with a politician. Dan Rowan would then ask the audience, “Now, what do you suppose would happen if an unscrupulous editor got a hold of this tape?” Then, we’d laugh uproariously at the second tape in which the poor, unsuspecting politician’s answers from the previous tape were spliced in after phony leading questions. Clearly a cut-and-paste job, right? Meant...
  • Ken Starr to lead court battle against CFR

    03/21/2002 8:01:13 PM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 180 replies · 376+ views
    AP VIA Yahoo.com ^ | 03-21-02 | By JIM ABRAMS
    LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE..... Sen. Mitch McConnell is expected to be the lead plaintiff in the case, said Thursday that his legal team would be led by Starr, who gained national prominence in his pursuit of former President Clinton over the Whitewater land deal and the Monica Lewinsky case, and by First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams. "This is a mission to preserve the fundamental constitutional freedom of all Americans to fully participate in our democracy," said McConnell, R-Ky. The Senate on Wednesday passed and sent to President Bush the most far-reaching campaign finance legislation in the past quarter-century. It...
  • Ken Starr returns as champion of the right

    03/09/2009 3:02:54 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 382+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 8, 2009 | Bridget Johnson
    Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel whose investigation of the Monica Lewinsky scandal led to President Clinton's impeachment, is carrying the mantle of the right again, defending California's gay marriage ban. The former solicitor general under President George H.W. Bush has been dean of Pepperdine University's law school since 2004. In December, Proposition 8 supporters announced that Starr would be lead counsel in fighting the legal challenges brought by gay-rights groups. "The addition of Dean Starr to this legal conversation will provide useful guidance for the Court in resolving these important issues," Andrew Pugno, general counsel for ProtectMarriage.com and the Proposition...
  • Ken Starr Endorses Sotomayor

    06/19/2009 11:28:20 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 34 replies · 1,069+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 19th, 2009 | Jerry Markon
    Kenneth W. Starr – investigator of President Bill Clinton and longtime pillar of the conservative legal establishment – has endorsed President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court. During a question-and-answer session after a speech Thursday in Los Angeles, Starr said he “supported the nomination” of Sonia Sotomayor to the high court, according to a statement issued by Starr’s office at Pepperdine University Law School, where he is Dean.
  • Big-Name Conservatives Tout Roberts to ABA (including Ted Olson, Ken Starr, Edwin Meese)

    08/06/2005 12:57:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 667+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/05 | Gina Holland - AP
    CHICAGO - Supreme Court nominee John Roberts skipped the American Bar Association's yearly meeting, but big-name conservatives like Kenneth Starr and Theodore Olson were there to promote his credentials. Roberts' nomination to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is a watershed for lawyers. And with Senate confirmation hearings just a month away, he was the inescapable subject at the meeting of the country's largest lawyers group. Top conservatives, from Starr and Olson to Reagan administration Attorney General Edwin Meese and Federalist Society leader Leonard Leo, were attending the meeting and serving as unofficial ambassadors on Roberts' behalf. "For those people...
  • Clinton Rips Media, Ken Starr After Opening of Presidential Library

    11/19/2004 4:22:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 142 replies · 5,790+ views
    Clinton Rips Media, Ken Starr After Opening of Presidential Library By James Jefferson Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - In a prime-time television outburst, Bill Clinton ripped old nemesis Kenneth Starr and what the former president portrayed as a gullible media eager to report every "sleazy thing" leaked from a prosecutor bent on bringing him down. The exchange came in an interview with ABC news anchor Peter Jennings that aired Thursday night, hours after Clinton opened his $165 million presidential library. Clinton blasted Starr and spoke disdainfully of a national media that he suggested was complicit in a...
  • Ken Starr and Cleta Mitchell to discuss Campaign Finance Reform at CPAC's 30th Anniversary

    01/14/2003 2:56:46 PM PST · by diotima · 4 replies · 168+ views
    CPAC PRESS RELEASE ^ | 1/14/03 | Diotima
    Alexandria, VA – Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Chairman David A. Keene today announced that at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1, 2003, Kenneth W. Starr, of Kirkland & Ellis will be featured on a panel discussion of the newest campaign finance “reforms,” with election law expert Cleta Mitchell of Foley & Lardner. The 30th Annual CPAC takes place January 30th – February 1st, 2003. Also to be featured on the Campaign Finance “Reform” panel—entitled “Does the 1st Amendment Mean Anything?”—is Eric Schippers, executive director of the Center for Individual Freedom. The discussion will be moderated by Phil Kent of...
  • Ken Starr Reminds MSNBC's NEWEST HOST(Keith Olbermann) of Heinrich Himmler

    03/31/2003 7:45:05 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 21 replies · 404+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday, March 31, 2003 10:02:36 | BrentBaker
    MSNBC's replacement, starting today, for Phil Donahue: A man who, in a previous stint with MSNBC, opined that "the person Ken Starr has reminded me of facially all this time was Heinrich Himmler" and wondered that if Starr continued to pursue President Clinton, "would not there be some sort of comparison to a persecutor as opposed to a prosecutor for Mr. Starr?" That man is Keith Olbermann, a frequent occupier of the 5pm EST slot in recent weeks filling in for Jerry Nachman. Tonight, he will debut as host of his own show, in the 8pm EST hour until recently...
  • Ken Starr, a giant mouse, Alan Colmes, & Eleanor Clift

  • The Real Ken Starr (from HILLARY'S SECRET WAR)

    07/15/2005 5:46:12 AM PDT · by Richard Poe · 49 replies · 2,163+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 15, 2005 | Richard Poe
    HILLARY'S SECRET WAR The real Ken Starr Posted: July 15, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following is an eye-opening look into New York Times best-selling author Richard Poe's revealing book, "Hillary's Secret War." Whereas Edward Klein's book on the New York senator reveals previously unknown aspects of her personal life, Poe's expose focuses on how Hillary Clinton and the left's "shadow government" have labored to put her and her far-left agenda in the White House by controlling the still-uncensored flow of real news to Americans – via the Internet.If that sounds too fantastic to be true, read on....
  • Kenneth Starr (different one) arrested on alleged $30 million ponzi scheme

    05/27/2010 2:31:10 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 16 replies · 294+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 5/27/10 | Andrew Moran
    Kenneth Starr, a New York financial investment advisor to Hollywood stars such as Uma Thurman and Martin Scorsese, was arrested on charges of running a $30 million ponzi scheme. State and federal prosecutors announced on Thursday that Kenneth Starr, financial advisor to many Hollywood stars, has been arrested for allegedly running a $30 million ponzi scheme, according to the NBC News. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is also expected to announce civil charges against Starr. Details of the charges were not immediately released but are expected to be announced at a press conference at 1 p.m. by...
  • Conservative friends rise in support of Kagan

    05/15/2010 9:51:18 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies · 801+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | May 13, 2010 | Mark Sherman
    Conservative lawyers and academics are voicing support for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, praise that could soften criticism from the right and provide cover for any Republican senators inclined to vote for her nomination. The essence of their take on Kagan, the former Harvard Law School dean who now serves as solicitor general, is that she clearly has the smarts to be a justice and has shown an ability to work with all sides on thorny issues. “She has had a remarkable and truly unusual record of reaching out across ideological divides,” said Michael McConnell, a former federal appeals court...
  • Incoming Baylor University President (Kenneth Starr) to honor Intelligent Design professor

    04/02/2010 1:39:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 702+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 04/02/2010 | GROMER JEFFERS Jr. / The Dallas Morning News
    A change in leadership certainly makes a difference. Past recent administrations at Baylor University in Waco have maintained sensible policies protecting scientific integrity against those who would force their dogmatic religious beliefs on unsuspecting students paying top dollar for higher education. The previous administrations have resisted efforts by some professors in the so-called "Intelligent Design" movement who sought to distort the principles of modern science to include religious teachings tantamount to creationist fundamentalism. Dr. Bob Marks is one of these professors in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department who has caused friction with the administration for promoting his Intelligent Design...
  • Dueling Lawyers In California Prop. 8 Case Are A Study In Opposites

    03/01/2009 7:33:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 692+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 01, 2009
    Dueling lawyers in California Prop. 8 case are a study in opposites By Aurelio Rojas Mar. 1, 2009 Kenneth Starr and Shannon Minter, lead attorneys in the California Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of same-sex marriage in the state, are as different as the competing sides they represent. Starr, dean of Pepperdine University School of Law, is best known for leading the inquiry into President Bill Clinton's affair with a White House intern. Since then, the former federal judge and U.S. solicitor general has dedicated himself to conservative causes, including writing briefs for the Mormon church in...
  • Official Interveners Brief (Proposition 8 Proponents Brief Alert)

    12/24/2008 12:49:22 AM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 576+ views
    Courtinfo.ca.gov ^ | 12/18/2008 | Kenneth Starr et al.
    Case No. 8168047 IN THE Supreme Court of the State of California KAREN 1. STRAUSS et al., Petitioners, v. MARK B. HORTON, as State Registrar of Vital Statistics, etc., et al., Respondents; DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH et al., Interveners. INTERVENERS' OPPOSITION BRIEF KENNETH W. STARR (Bar No. 58382) 24569 Via De Casa Malibu, CA 90265-3205 Telephone: (310) 506-4621 Facsimile: (310) 506-4266 ANDREW P. PUGNO (Bar No. 206587) LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO 101 Parkshore Dr Ste 100 Folsom, CA 95630-4726 Telephone: (916) 608-3065 Facsimile: (916) 608-3066 Email: andrew@pugnolaw.com Attorneys for Interveners TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF AUTHORITIES iii ISSUES PRESENTED 1...
  • Kenneth Starr to take on Alaska appeal over 'bong' banner

    05/03/2006 4:05:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 434+ views
    Kenneth Starr, the former Whitewater special prosecutor, will represent the city school board in appealing a court ruling that favored a high school student who displayed a "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner during an Olympic torch relay. The school board wants the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. In April, an appeals court said school officials violated the student's free speech rights when they suspended him for 10 days. Starr, who is dean at Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, Calif., has agreed to take the case for free, said Phyllis Carlson, president of the school board. "Federal law requires...
  • CA: Prosecutors say jurors' declarations are false (Kenneth Starr death penalty appeal hanky panky?)

    02/10/2006 7:24:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 708+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/10/06 | David Kravets and Lisa Leff - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State and local prosecutors said Friday that former Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr and another lawyer representing a death row inmate submitted to the governor forged letters from jurors who were falsely portrayed as wishing the condemned man would be spared. "We showed each person the declaration on their behalf and they all said they didn't say that," said Nathan Barankin, spokesman for Attorney General Bill Lockyer. Starr and Los Angeles attorney David Senior are the clemency lawyers for Michael Morales, a 46-year-old Stockton man on death row for murdering and raping a 17-year-old San Joaquin...