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  • Sen. Rubio: "Save The Whole House Or It Will All Burn Down"

    07/31/2011 5:53:56 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 30th, 2001 | RCP Transcipt & Video
    “I would love nothing more than compromise. But I would say to you that compromise that's not a solution is a waste of time. “If my house was on fire, I can't compromise about which part of the house I'm going to save. You save the whole house or it will all burn down. “We either save this country or we do not. “And to save it, we must seek solutions.”
  • 'Swift Boat' Veteran Who Defended Kerry Stripped of Silver Star By Judson Berger

    07/27/2011 10:12:56 PM PDT · by Mach9 · 15 replies ^ | July 27, 2011 | Judson Berger
    A Vietnam veteran who defended Sen. John Kerry against "Swift Boat" attacks in the 2004 presidential race has been stripped of his Silver Star by the Navy -- more than a year after he was sentenced to prison on a child pornography charge. But the Silver Star wasn't stripped from Wade Sanders because of the child porn conviction, per se.
  • Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star

    07/26/2011 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>John F. Kerry almost became president running on the basis of his alleged heroism in Vietnam. Thanks to the efforts of a group of truth-tellers, the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, the serious holes in the fantasy narrative propounded by the Kerry campaign came to the attention of enough Americans that John Kerry was not the first faux-Irish President of the United States.</p>
  • Mabus revokes imprisoned veteran's Silver Star (Kerry supporter jailed for child porn)

    07/24/2011 3:32:16 PM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Swiftvets ^ | 7/24/11 | Fuentes
    San Diego- In a highly unusual move, the Navy secretary has stripped a Silver Star awarded to a retired captain and Vietnam swift boat veteran who is serving a federal prison sentence after admitting to child pornography. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus revoked the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest valor award, which was awarded nearly 20 years ago to retired Capt. Wade Sanders of San Diego. A spokeswoman for Mabus confirmed the secretary's decision, which he made in August 2010 following a review and recommendation by the Navy Department Board of Medals and Decorations. "Mabus signed a memorandum in which he...
  • Bank plan would help build bridges, boost jobs

    07/07/2011 5:49:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    pmsNBC ^ | 7-6-11 | Anika Anand
    The idea of such a bank has been around since the 1990s but has never gained significant attention until now. In March a bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate that gained the support of the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s leading business lobby, and the AFL-CIO, the country’s largest labor federation — two groups on opposite sides of most debates. The BUILD Act, proposed by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Kay Hutchinson, R-Texas, and Mark Warner, D-Va., would create a national infrastructure bank that would provide loans and loan guarantees to encourage private investment in upgrading America’s infrastructure. There are...
  • Senator Blames Voters for Current Mess in Government

    07/02/2011 10:41:53 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 39 replies
    Former presidential candidate Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) laid the blame for the nation’s current troubles at the feet of the American electorate. “Look, if voters had elected me instead of Bush we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in right now,” Kerry maintained. “The obvious benefit, of course, is that Bush would’ve been sent to early retirement. But let’s not overlook the likelihood that we’d now be in the midst of my second term instead of suffering under the incompetent ministrations of the current Administration. At worst, Barack Obama would now be a junior senator from Illinois. That’d have to...
  • High speed rail design, construction plans for Western Massachusetts approved

    07/01/2011 6:51:46 PM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    State officials say final design and construction plans have been approved for high-speed rail in western Massachusetts. U.S. Reps. John Olver and Richard Neal and Sen. John F. Kerry and federal and state transportation officials said Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation signed a nearly $73 million grant agreement. Funding is available from federal stimulus money. Officials say the project, which is expected to cost $75.6 million, will rehabilitate the Connecticut River rail line. Amtrak’s Vermonter service will be rerouted to the line, providing a more direct route to Northampton and Greenfield.
  • Kerry, McCain Allied in Expanding U.S. Role in Middle East (by redistributing your $$$ to Islamists)

    06/30/2011 5:09:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2011-06-30
    Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) are working together to expand the U.S.' role in the Arab Spring, according to The Washington Post. Kerry and McCain traveled to Egypt last weekend with eight Fortune 500 executives to explore how the U.S. can expand economic investment in that country after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. They envision similar plans across the Middle East in the aftermath of the Middle East revolts that would be similar to the U.S.' “Marshall Plan,” in which the U.S. invested billions of dollars in war-torn European nations after World War II.
  • John Kerry: "I Would Have Been A Good President, Maybe Even A Great One"

    06/30/2011 12:30:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 46 replies · 3+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 30 June 2011 | Anon
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) tells Don Imus this morning he thought ht would have been a "good President." In fact, he added, "a great President." Transcript below: DON IMUS: "I think you would have been a much better President than the guy we have now, don't you agree with that?" SEN. JOHN KERRY: "You've asked me that before. Every time I come on you try to get me to --" IMUS: "-- I'm not trying to get you to do anything. I'm trying to get you to be honest." KERRY: "I'm always honest." IMUS: "Well, you would've been a much...
  • John Kerry: "I Would Have Been A Good President, Maybe Even A Great One"

    06/29/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 97 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/29/2011 | Video Link
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) tells Don Imus this morning he thought ht would have been a "good President." In fact, he added, "a great President."
  • Libya mission brings John McCain and John Kerry together again (EPIC BARF ALERT)

    06/28/2011 7:57:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-06-28 | Paul Kane
    For 25 years, war has fortified — and nearly destroyed — the ties binding John McCain and John F. Kerry. (snip) Concerned about what they see as an isolationist and fearful drift in both of their parties, Kerry (D-Mass.) and McCain (R-Ariz.) are advocating an even more forceful role for America in the world. (snip) Kerry and McCain are leading the fight in Congress to shore up support for U.S. action in Libya... (snip) The elder statesmen are also hoping to forge something resembling a Marshall Plan for the Middle East... (snip) But the Kerry-McCain partnership was derailed when Kerry...
  • Sen. Kerry sees progress on his bill for an infrastructure bank (Lindsey Graham Alert)

    06/08/2011 7:40:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-08 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is hopeful that his bill to create a National Infrastructure Bank will move through the Senate this year. The bill could be the best shot for those seeking to boost transportation, energy and water infrastructure investment in a Congress focused on “rapacious” spending cuts, Kerry said. The Kerry bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would create an independent, nonprofit bank that would leverage private investment into infrastructure projects. The bill was introduced in March.
  • Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

    06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11
    <p>Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards.</p>
  • Obama should give Congress a full report on Libya mission

    05/17/2011 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Globe Editorial
    May 17, 2011 ON FRIDAY, under provisions of the War Powers Act, the 60-day authorization that went into effect when the United States committed forces to the mission in Libya will expire. Despite the longstanding disagreement between Congress and the executive branch over the legality of the law, both sides would do well to comply: The American public deserves the fullest possible explanation of the American role in Libya.
  • Kerry heads for Pakistan to soothe fury over bin Laden raid

    05/11/2011 8:40:24 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News, via Reuters ^ | May 11, 2011 | Reuters
    Senator John Kerry will travel to Pakistan in coming days to put relations "on the right track" after the killing of Osama bin Laden in a surprise Navy SEALs raid, but he is likely to face fury from the army over what it sees as a breach of trust. Kerry, a Democrat who is close to the Obama administration, said he expected to see "all the main players" in Pakistan to discuss strains in bilateral ties following the May 2 operation that killed the al Qaeda leader in his Pakistani hideout. "A number of people suggested it would be good...
  • Hundreds of Millions of Gallons of Jet Fuel Used in Support of U.S. Ops in Afghanistan

    05/10/2011 5:07:10 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 10, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    Calls to speed up the withdrawal of U.S. troops from and Central Asia have increased since Osama bin Laden’s death, but decision-makers have made clear that such a drawdown of troops is not happening any time soon. As the White House, Congress, and media pundits ponder and expound upon what, if any, changes should be made to U.S. policy on the issue, one thing is certain: U.S. military jets will continue to fly into, out of, and around Afghanistan. But how much will this cost U.S. taxpayers? A review of contracting documents obtained via federal database research sheds light on...
  • Not ready to board Obama's Kool Aid Train

    05/05/2011 11:56:38 AM PDT · by campfollower · 9 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | May 3, 2011 | Laura Armstrong
    The president went on TV Sunday night to tell us the news that Osama was taken out by U.S. Navy SEALS. Young Americans partied in the streets, and the mainstream media tells us we’re indebted to Obama for this victory. It is, of course, a moral victory for all Americans in the War on Terror, not limited to those of us who supported the efforts from the beginning, but even for those who’ve criticized America’s war efforts and condoned or sup-ported the character assassination of our military, especially generals like David Petraeus. Yes, if you believe the president, it’s a...
  • Botox May Deaden Ability to Empathize, New Study Says

    04/24/2011 4:47:56 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 23, 2011 | Marc E. Babej
    According to a study published in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, Botox may not only numb facial muscles, but also – and for the same reason – numb users’ perception of other people’s emptions.
  • Kerry, McCain offer bill to protect Web users’ privacy rights

    04/12/2011 7:00:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-04-12 | Cecilia Kang
    Senate lawmakers on Tuesday introduced an Internet privacy bill that would create first-time rules for Facebook, Google and other Web firms that thrive by collecting information about users. Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said their measure aims to protect Internet users by forcing companies to explain how they collect information and what they do with it. The bill would also make it harder for Web sites to target individuals through personally identifiable information and create profiles about them.
  • Lawmakers condemn burning of Koran

    04/03/2011 10:22:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2011 | David Eldridge
    Congressional leaders Sunday denounced the recent Koran burning in Florida that is being blamed for days of deadly anti-American riots across Afghanistan and hinted at possible congressional condemnation or hearings. The book burning, done by Florida pastor Terry Jones with little publicity at the time almost two weeks ago, is being blamed for attacks that led to the deaths of seven U.N. workers on Friday. Protests continued during the weekend, with 10 people killed in rioting in Kandahar on Saturday and Sunday. Hundreds of demonstrators burned an effigy of President Obama on Sunday in Jalalabad while stomping on a U.S....
  • Rubio Takes the Lead, Urges Congress to Authorize Military Action, Endorse Regime Change

    03/30/2011 8:51:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 101 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11:28 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | William Kristol
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD has obtained the text of a letter freshman senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent tonight to the Senate majority and minority leaders. In it, Rubio proposes that the Senate authorize the president’s use of force in Libya, and that the authorization state that the aim of the use of force should be the removal of the Qaddafi regime. (The full text of the letter is below.) SNIP March 30, 2011 Dear Senators Reid and McConnell: I am writing to seek your support for bringing a bi-partisan resolution to the Senate floor authorizing the President's decision to participate in...
  • Inside the White House-Congress Meeting on Libya (Obama Spox: U.S. involvement "days not weeks")

    03/18/2011 6:46:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    The Cable, Foreign Policy ^ | Friday, March 18, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    SNIP The other lawmakers in attendance (beside Sen. Richard Lugar R-IN) were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-TX), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Buck McKeon (R-NY), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA). Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough held a conference call with...
  • Kerry urges Obama to impose Libya no-fly zone

    03/16/2011 7:09:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | Mark Arsenault (Posted by Glen Johnson)
    "The international community cannot simply watch from the sidelines as this quest for democracy is met with raw violence," said Kerry, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a lengthy policy speech today. The Massachusetts Democrat said the Arab League's endorsement this weekend of a no-fly zone over Libya is unprecedented. "The Security Council should act now, in my judgment, to heed the Arab League's call" and to avert a humanitarian disaster, said Kerry, in remarks to a room packed with foreign journalists at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington think tank. Kerry's call for action on a...
  • Proposed Bill Would Put Curbs on Data Gathering (MCCAIN-KERRY)

    03/10/2011 5:17:37 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-03-10 | Julia Angwin
    Sens. John McCain and John Kerry are circulating proposed legislation to create an "online privacy bill of rights," according to people familiar with the situation, a sign of bipartisan support for efforts to curb the Internet-tracking industry. Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican, and Mr. Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, are backing a bill that would require companies to seek a person's permission to share data about him with outsiders. It would also give people the right to see the data collected on them. The bill is expected to be introduced ahead of a Senate Commerce Committee hearing next Wednesday on online...
  • Kerry says government invented Internet, cuts would stifle innovation

    03/08/2011 10:32:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 8, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned Tuesday that spending cuts could wipe out future government achievements, like the invention of the Internet, which Kerry credited to Washington. “A lot of people don’t think about that. But the fact is the government invented the Internet,” Kerry said in a 30-minute floor speech. Kerry said the Internet was first conceived by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as a communications system in case of nuclear war. “The private sector saw the opportunities and took those opportunities and translated them into what we have today, which has revolutionized the way people communicate and...
  • Sen. John Kerry urges Yale to follow Harvard's lead, welcome ROTC back to campus

    03/04/2011 4:51:28 PM PST · by matt04 · 12 replies
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Sen. John Kerry called on Yale University to follow Harvard's lead Friday and welcome the Reserve Officer Training Corps back to the Ivy League campus. Kerry, a Yale alumnus, wrote in a letter to the university's president that the breakthrough at Harvard is important in moving past a "difficult era" when many elite schools turned away ROTC to protest the now defunct ban on gays serving openly in the military. "As an alumnus whose life and values were in part shaped both by Yale, and by my service in the United States Navy, I would...
  • Kerry Tries To Soothe Pakistan Diplomatic Dispute

    02/15/2011 3:40:16 PM PST · by edpc · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 15 Feb 2011 | Babar Dogar and Heidi Vogt
    LAHORE, Pakistan – U.S. Sen. John Kerry promised the Pakistani people Tuesday that a jailed U.S. embassy worker will be subjected to a U.S. criminal investigation if he is released by the Pakistani government. Kerry also expressed regret for the deaths of two Pakistani men in an apparent attempt to smooth over relations with the important ally in the war against extremists and al-Qaeda while still insisting that the American needs to be released.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • John Kerry: Not Interested in Being Secretary of State

    02/04/2011 4:57:16 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    John Kerry: Not Interested in Being Secretary of State February 04, 2011 5:32 PM JON KARLABC News' Jonathan Karl reports: Senator John Kerry (D-MA) wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He has no interest in being Secretary of State. Of course, there is no opening. Hillary Clinton is no Secretary of State and shows no sign of leaving any time soon. But Senator Kerry, who now serves as Congress’s ambassador to the world in his role as chairman of the Senator Foreign Relations Committee has frequently faced speculation he secretly covets Hillary Clinton’s job. The most recent example: A...
  • U.S. Pressure on Mubarak Opens a Rift With Arab Allies

    02/03/2011 7:17:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/3/11 | ADAM ENTOUS, JULIAN E. BARNES and JAY SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's attempt to abruptly push aside Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in favor of a transition government has sparked a rift with key Arab allies Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, which fear the U.S. is opening the door for Islamist groups to gain influence and destabilize the region. Vying to influence the outcome of events, Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. have sent public and private messages of solidarity to Mr. Mubarak and his vice president, longtime intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, diplomats said. The messages amount to support for the president and Mr. Suleiman to oversee the transition and...
  • Senate expected to pass resolution calling on Hosni Mubarak to begin transfer of power in Egypt

    02/03/2011 4:16:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies · 1+ views ^ | Feb. 3, 2011 | Felicia Sonmez
    The Senate is expected to pass a resolution addressing the crisis in Egypt, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry (D-Mass.), told reporters Thursday evening. According to Kerry, the resolution would call on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak "to begin the process of the transfer of power and create a caretaker effort" of which Mubarak himself could or could not be a part, depending on what the Egyptian people ultimately decide. "We want them to make that kind of choice and not narrow the options here," Kerry said
  • Obama and the Shadow Socialist Group Behind Egypt’s Fall?

    02/03/2011 4:14:34 PM PST · by ml/nj · 38 replies
    WND ? ^ | Michael Savage and Greg Lewis
    This is an important article. Right now it appears to be pdf only so you have to go to the link I've given. Here's a pull quote: It is not out of the question that Barack Obama is actually working to insure that our allies in the Middle East, including Egypt and Jordan, follow in the footsteps of Iran in installing a radical Islamist government. It is not out of the question that Obama seeks the demise of our staunchest ally, Israel. Think about it. Which side was Obama when there was trouble in Honduras? Which side was Obama on...
  • Kerry to Egyptians: Protest like Gandhi

    01/28/2011 11:26:47 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 28, 2011 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) urged Egyptian protesters to follow the examples of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. in demonstrating against the Cairo regime. Noting that Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled the country for nearly 30 years, became president in the turmoil after the assassination of Anwar Sadat, Kerry said he "faces a different kind of challenge." "I call on the Egyptian government and security forces to exercise restraint in dealing with protesters and to respect the human rights of its citizens to seek greater participation in their own government. The Egyptian government also should immediately...
  • Fix Gun Checks (Email from John F Kerry)

    01/24/2011 2:53:03 PM PST · by DBrow · 49 replies
    Email ^ | 1/24/2011 | John F Kerry
      Hello Dan,   There are some things we should all be able to agree on - and one of them is that rights always come with responsibilities, and that the mentally unstable shouldn't be able to buy guns. Anyone that wants to purchase a gun in this country should be required to pass a simple background check.  However, our patchwork of gun laws is rife with loopholes and too many dangerous people fall through the cracks. The result is that powerful weapons still end up in the hands of dangerous, unstable people.   A coalition of our nation’s mayors is...
  • Frustration on global warming deepens for supporters of climate change bill (Kerry)

    01/13/2011 3:23:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2011 | Andrew Restuccia
    Frustration among lawmakers backing climate change legislation is palpable in the wake of the latest evidence of global warming.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday announced that 2010 was tied for the hottest year on record, yet Democrats in Congress said the nation is not getting any closer to taking action on greenhouse gas emissions. “How many times do we have to be smacked in the face with factual evidence before we address global climate change? Report after report keep confirming it’s getting worse every year,” an exasperated Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said in a statement Wednesday....
  • Kerry warns against a government 'too limited to have invented the Internet'

    01/11/2011 8:58:50 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Kerry warns against a government 'too limited to have invented the Internet' By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/11/11 10:27 AM ET Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity. "Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our commerce and communications?" he asked at one point. Kerry also argued that the government's bailout of U.S. auto companies was warranted, and said government-funded research programs should be spared. "[Do they want a] government too small to...
  • How Obama Gets to 270 in 2012 (This is a Fight We Must Win)

    01/03/2011 12:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 3, 2011 | Myra Adams
    It's all in the math — and the numbers aren't looking good for the GOP. Collective wisdom (and wishful group-think) among Republicans is that Obama will be a one-term president. “One & Done” is a rallying cry with the merchandise to match.Not so fast my friends — as Obama’s victorious lame duck session proves, never underestimate this president or the power of the presidency. Obama does not take defeat easily and tends to recycle negative energy into fuel for his re-launch. Obama’s re-launch plans for 2011 include spending more time outside of Washington “engaging with the public,” according to a...
  • Holbrooke Thought Highly of Himself, for Good Reason

    12/16/2010 4:58:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 16, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Reading "Masters and Commanders," Andrew Roberts's magnificent account of British and American leaders in World War II, I was struck by how many of them, working prodigious hours and under great strain, were struck down by heart attacks while in their 60s. This doesn't happen anymore, I thought, with the blood pressure and cholesterol medicines many of us routinely take. But it does, as we were reminded by the sudden death at age 69 this week of Richard Holbrooke, who was working prodigiously as Barack Obama's special representative for AfPak, i.e., Afghanistan and Pakistan. Holbrooke was known in cynical Washington...
  • Kerry cites Yasser Arafat as prime example of peacemaker

    11/30/2010 11:20:10 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 24 replies
    WND ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Sen. John Kerry upheld late PLO leader Yasser Arafat as the prime example of a former terrorist who can be transformed to advance peace, according to classified documents released by WikiLeaks and reviewed by WND. Arafat, however, is accused of directing terrorism against Israelis until his death in November 2004. In a classified diplomatic cable, Kerry was quoted as stating: "Yasser Arafat went from living as a terrorist in Tunisia to signing an agreement with Israel on the White House lawn. The transformation of Arafat is an example of how actors in the region need to take risks...
  • Wikileaks Cables Expose John Kerry as an Enemy of Peace in the Mideast

    11/30/2010 2:29:34 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Frontpagemag-Newsrealblog ^ | 11-30-2010 | Seth Mandel
    Wikileaks Cables Expose John Kerry as an Enemy of Peace in the Mideast 2010 November 30 by Seth Mandel When Barack Obama became president, he finally put one issue to rest: No, the Democratic Party is not pro-Israel. But the WikiLeaks revelations have now put in doubt another claim: that the Democrats want peace for Israel and her neighbors.The question is raised with regard to John Kerry, the Democrats’ previous standard-bearer. One of the leaked diplomatic cables divulges that in a meeting with the emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa, Kerry “added that Netanyahu also needs to compromise and work...
  • WikiLeaked: John Kerry calls for Israel to cede Golan Heights and East Jerusalem

    11/29/2010 2:51:37 PM PST · by ncfool · 36 replies ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Josh Rogin
    On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was "shocked" by what he saw on a visit to Gaza. Kerry discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a visit to Qatar during separate meetings with Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani and the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa, as revealed by the disclosure of diplomatic cables by the website...
  • WikiLeaked: John Kerry calls for Israel to cede Golan Heights and East Jerusalem

    11/29/2010 2:55:08 PM PST · by SanFranDan · 11 replies via Drudge ^ | 11/29/10 | Josh Rogin
    On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was "shocked" by what he saw on a visit to Gaza. Kerry discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a visit to Qatar during separate meetings with Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani and the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa, as revealed by the disclosure of diplomatic cables by the website...
  • Kerry: December START vote critical

    11/29/2010 2:58:03 PM PST · by onyx · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/10 05:00 PM ET | By J. Taylor Rushing
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said it’s crucial to ratify the new START treaty during the lame duck session and failure to do so would harm America’s image abroad. Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made his arguments in a forceful speech on the Senate floor late Monday. It was the second part of a joint effort with the Obama administration to push for a vote on the 28-page treaty in the Senate. Earlier in the day, President Obama told reporters he intends to make the START treaty a priority in a Tuesday meeting with Democratic and Republican congressional...
  • Rich Pol urges strapped donors to give - John Kerry: Deck my halls

    11/26/2010 2:18:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 26, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Battle-weary Bay State Democrats are getting squeezed by U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry this Christmas, as the nation’s richest senator puts the arm on cash-strapped party donors to fill his campaign war chest — even though he’s not up for re-election for another four years. “I think people feel very tapped-out,” said Phil Johnston, former Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman, who is helping to organize Kerry’s Dec. 13 gala. Johnston, who said he is seeing steady ticket sales, still expects a full house. “It’s a measure of John Kerry’s strength among Democrats that this event should be hugely successful,” he said....
  • (John) Kerry completes six-nation trip (vying for Sec. of State?)

    11/10/2010 4:03:09 PM PST · by maggief · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 10, 2010 | Farah Stockman
    On Wednesday night, Senator John Kerry (D, MA) completed a six-day, six-nation trip that show-cased his growing role in helping the Obama administration negotiate potentially explosive situations. Kerry, who is chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, traveled to Khartoum and Addis Ababa to deliver a White House offer for better relations in exchange for concrete steps towards peace in Sudan, Africa's largest country. Then he spent time in Lebanon and Syria, where he tried to smooth mounting tensions over a UN tribunal. He ended his trip in Israel and the West Bank.
  • UPDATE: John Kerry Still Hasn't Paid His Taxes

    11/05/2010 7:56:09 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 21 replies
    Boston ^ | 11/5/10 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    It’s been more than three months since we first told you about Capt. John Kerry’s high-seas tax dodge on his new $7 million yacht, Isabel, and the town of Nantucket still doesn’t have a check from the senior senator! You may recall that Kerry lowered the flag and surrendered in July, agreeing to pony up more than $400,000 to cover state taxes on the toney tub. Mr. Teresa Heinz broke out the checkbook four days after the Track set off a furious tempest with our report that he had purchased the 76-foot floating palace and ported her in Rhode Island,...
  • Vanity, thy name is John Kerry

    10/29/2010 5:42:49 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 29 October 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Sen. John Kerry is so vain, he probably thinks this story is about him . . . and he’d be right! has named the skipper of the Isabel the most vain man in that vanity pit known as the U.S. Senate based on a “scientific analysis” of all 100 senators’ “Ego Walls.” In a posting headed “If the Walls Could Talk,” Slate writers Darren Garnick (who also writes “The Working Stiff” column for the Herald) and Ilya Mirman explored the photo displays on the waiting-room walls of each senator’s office and developed a “Senate Vanity Index.” The formula, developed...
  • KUHNER: The Soros empire

    10/29/2010 8:35:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2010 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    ...Mr. Soros is the sugar daddy of the Democratic Party and the modern left. His net worth is more than $7 billion. He is one of the richest and most influential men in the world. Almost every major liberal organization, think tank or media outlet has been the beneficiary of Mr. Soros' largesse. The Nation magazine, Mother Jones, Media Matters,, NPR and the Center for American Progress - all together they have received tens of millions of dollars from the financier. They serve as front groups and propaganda vehicles to promote Mr. Soros' brand of transnational socialism. ..Mr. Soros...
  • Foundation urges sponsors to shun Fox News

    10/15/2010 7:35:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A California non-profit is urging sponsors to pull their ads from Fox News Channel, because of "a would-be assassin inspired by" Fox personality Glenn Beck. The Tides Foundation, which says it promotes human rights, justice, and a healthy, sustainable environment, has come in for frequent criticism on Beck's show. A suspect in a July 28 shootout with police, Byron Williams, told police in an affidavit he had intended to go to the Tides Foundation's office in San Francisco and kill founder and Chief Executive Officer Drummond Pike.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings (report is from 2006)

    10/04/2010 4:52:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 94 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/04/10 | Catherine Herridge
    A document obtained and witnesses interviewed by Fox News raise new questions over whether there was an effort by the Defense Department to cover up a pre-9/11 military intelligence program known as "Able Danger." At least five witnesses questioned by the Defense Department's Inspector General told Fox News that their statements were distorted by investigators in the final IG's report -- or it left out key information, backing up assertions that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was identified a year before 9/11.